Daily Archives: December 14, 2011

Fame & Music: The Other Side Of Amber Rose

Amber Rose sure is doing her thing! While she’s busy with being Smirnoff’s spokesmodel and BET’s Master of The Mix judge, the Philly native still manage to find time to spend with her boyfriend Wiz Khalifa and work on her music career. Rose is living out her childhood dreams, which were to become famous and move to L.A. In an interview with Style Caster, Rose talked about pursing her music career, past as an exotic dancer, wanting to be famous and Wiz Khalifa. Below are some excerpts:
On being famous ans moving to L.A.

“I remember hanging out with one of my girls [in Philly] when we were younger and talking about what we wanted to be when we grew up. She was like, ‘I want to get with so-and-so and have lots of babies,’ and I said ‘Well, I’m going to L.A. and I’m going to be famous.’ She just looked at me and told me I was trippin’.”

On her past as an exotic dancer.

“I didn’t break any laws and I didn’t sell drugs to anyone’s mother,” she stresses emphatically. “I’m not ashamed of what I’ve done and I work hard every day. There’s always going to be people out there that assume the worst about me – if I fed into that I’d start to doubt myself.”

On her music career.

“I showed Wiz some things I’d written down and he really encouraged me to pursue it,” she admits almost shyly. “I’m taking this really seriously – I even quit smoking just so I could improve my voice.” Her features tighten momentarily then relax with a careless shrug. “I already know when the first single drops the haters will have their own opinions, but my fans (almost 900,000 strong on Twitter who she refers to as her “rosebuds” and “rosestuds”) will be there for me.”

Source:  Style Caster

Photographer: Blossom Berkofsky @ Atelier Management

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Picture Me Dope: French Montana And DJ Envy At Sirius XM Radio

Newly signed Bay Boy Records rapper French Montana was spotted with New York’s DJ (Power 105.1 Breakfast Club) at Sirius XM radio station. If I’m not mistaking, DJ Envy interviewed Montana, who recently signed a deal with Diddy’s Bad Boy label. Props to Envy, he’s someone who I look up to in this industry.

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Winter 2011/2012 Style: Crooks & Castles Jacket, Belts & Shirts

Online fashion site PLNDR.com has a promotion dropping today called Merry Crooksmas. They have a ton of brand-new Crooks stuff coming in and have a special promo (Spend $100 get 25% Off – Enter code: CROOKSMAS) for the gear as well. PLNDR.com is the hugely-popular flash-sale site in the Karmaloop.com family. Below are some images of Crooks jackets, belts and shirts. Be sure to sign-up for an account at PLNDR.com, so you can order some of their stuff.

The Air Guns Tee in Navy

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Finally Famous: T.I., Young Jeezy Kevin Liles & More Spotted At Big Sean Tour In Atlanta

G.O.O.D. Music rapper Big Sean recently closed out his “I Am Finally Famous” Untied States tour with CyHi the Prynce and Shawn Chrystopher in Atlanta. The tour was sponsored by Grey Goose’s Rising Icons and stopped in over 30 cities across the states. The King of the South aka T.I along with Young Jeezy, Kenny Burns and Kevin Liles all came through to celebrate his final show in ATL. Big Sean is a dope artist and I had the chance to meet him back in 2010, when I interned at XXL magazine. I must say that Big Sean has one of the best attitudes in this business. He’s well-spoken, well-educated and very humble. I am so proud of Big Sean’s success and I wish him many more blessings.

Pictures via PrinceWilliams/ATLPics.net

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Partying Like A Boss: Rick Ross Drops $100,000 For His New Year’s Party; 50 Bottles Of Moet Included

It’s only right that Rick Ross bring in the New Year’s like a boss and that’s exactly what he’s doing. The Teflon Don is taking over Miami’s Cameo Nightclub. He already dropped $100,000 and ordered 50 bottles of Moet for him and his entourage. Below is how the NY Post is reporting the story:

That hip-hop heavyweight Rick Ross has money on his mind and is hellbent on making his New Year’s Eve party at Cameo Miami the best — and most expensive — holiday ticket in town. He’s installed a $100,000 table for 25 at his party complete with 50 bottles of Moet Rose Champagne and an after-party for the purchaser in his recording studio. Less pricey tables have been named after Ross songs. like an “Aston Martin VIP Table” and an “Ima Boss VIP Table.”

Source: NY Post

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Dope Studio Session: Pharrell, Tyler & Lupe Fiasco In The Lab

No word on what project(s) these weirdos are cooking up but music producer Pharrell Williams, controversial rapper Tyler, the Creator and the talented Lupe Fiasco were photo’d in the lab together. I’m pretty sure that whatever they’re working on will become an instant hit. Pharrell is a dope producer, Lupe is very talented and Tyler is doing what he does. Props to Tyler, I like his music and style.

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Winter 2012 Style: Marc by Marc Jacobs Nifty Gifty Python Backpack

Every since rapper Kanye West became an international superstar, wearing a backpack with your fly outfit became a popular trend. If you’re a backpack carrier, this $280 Marc by Marc Jacobs Nifty Gifty Python Backpack is an accessory that you need this holiday season. It’s made of black PVC and leather, and features snakeskin scale details and a front zip pocket with a gold logo print.

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