Daily Archives: December 21, 2011

Dope Or Nope? Limited Edition Air Jordan XI Concord Holiday Pack

This Friday (December 23), Jordan Brand will release what is considered to be one of the most anticipated sneakers of the year, the Air Jordan 11 “Concord”.  Jordan Brand released 23 exclusive pairs, in the form of this Limited Edition Jordan Holiday Pack. In addition to a pair of the “Concord” Air Jordan 11’s, the Limited Edition Jordan Holiday Pack also features a “Concord” Jordan Classic Cut hoodie and a very soft, black shoe shining cloth that features a gold Jumpman logo. The aforementioned elements are packaged in a large, highly detailed, black, wooden box, which also features the gold Jumpman logo on the top. Lastly, a black/gold sticker appears on the inside of the box, featuring the words, ‘Limited Edition Jordan Holiday Pack’, the numbers ’1 of 23′ and MJ’s thumbprint. Dope or Nope, are you feeling this package?

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Early Predictions: Young Jeezy’s TM103 Is Set To Sell 200-225K In The First Week

Yesterday Tuesday (December 20), rapper Young Jeezy released his latest album Thug Motivation 103: Hustlaz Ambition. The disc has collaborations with Jay-Z, Fabolous, Ne-Yo, Snoop Dogg and more. According to Hits Daily Double, TM103 will sell an impressive 200-225K in the first week, based on one-day reports from retailers. This is the follow-up to Jeezy’s 2008’s album, The Recession, which debuted at #1 with nearly 260K sold in its first week. The Def Jam signee released three platinum albums such as Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, The Inspiration and The Recession. If you don’t have Jeezy’s album yet, you should get it. The disc is dope!

Congrats Jeezy and much success.

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Harlem Fly Boys: My Exclusive Interview With Up & Coming Rappers Co Ice & T Stacks

A few weeks ago, I stopped by Harlem’s up and coming rappers Co Ice and T Stacks studio session, in Manhattan, New York for an exclusive interview. These two fly guys from Uptown were getting out of a Benz, carrying their Louis Vuitton luggage when I pulled up. They were coming from the airport, after performing in North Carolina. Styling on them lames in True Religion jeans and Fendi belts, Co Ice and T Stacks has the style, talents and personalities to become the next big thing out of Harlem. They are currently grinding, working hard and recording tracks for their upcoming solo mixtapes as well as a Snow Gang mixtape with Lady H and a few others. While eating over a plate of soul food from Sylvia’s and drinking Rose Moet, we talked about growing up in Harlem, how the hustla’s in the 70’s and 80’s influenced their music, newly signed rapper A$AP Rocky, collaborating with Vado and much more.

Where are you guys from?

Harlem World

How long have you been rapping?

T. Stacks: My whole life. It started with poetry in elementary school.

Co Ice: 12 years.

What inspired you to rap?

Co Ice: My Life.

T Stacks: Harlem, my life, the life around me.

How did you guys linked up with Lady H and Snow Gang?

Co Ice: Just grinding and she needed some talent. Then we knew mutual people, which made it easier.

T Stacks: I knew Lady H since I was a young boy, she was always out there on 115th Street.

When I listen to “Otis” freestyle, I hear you guys rapping about hustling in the projects, did the hustlers in Harlem influenced your music?

Co Ice: Guy Fisher, Alpo and Rich Porter influenced 90% of the rappers. My man’s A-Ron and Dave who are currently in the Feds also influenced my music.

T Stacks: Rich, Po and a few other former drug lords influenced Harlem. Our city wouldn’t be Harlem without them. Harlem period influences my music, my life and the everyday struggle. Now we’re going hard with this music and are inspiring our younger man’s and that inspires us right back.

Co Ice and T Stacks “Ortis (Freestyle)”

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Celebs Style: Rappers Wearing A Fendi Belt [Who Rocked It The Best?]

Italian’s high-end fashion house Fendi, best known for its “baguette” handbags, shoes and belts was launched in 1925 as a fur and leather shop in Rome, but today is a multinational luxury goods brand owned by LVMH. Karl Lagerfeld is the creative director. Over the past few years, the brand became very popular in the Hip-Hop community. This year, a few rappers were seen wearing Fendi’s logo belt. Peep who made the list and vote who rocked it best below:

Harlem’s rapper Jim Jones was spotted styling on them lames in a pair of $178 True Religion Men’s Anthony Cargo Pants with a blue denim True Religion jacket. Jones was also wearing a Fendi logo belt. I like Jones style, he be getting splashy on them lames.

Maybach Music Group rapper Wale was spotted on the set of his “Slight Work” Ft. Big Sean video shoot. The D.C. native was wearing a College Fendi belt from the 2011/2012 collection.

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Sneaker Me Dope: Wale Rocking Nike LeBron 8 “James Dean”

This past Monday (December 19), rapper Wale performed in front of a sold out crowd in NYC for Power 105.1 “The Breakfast Club” one year anniversary concert at the Best Buy Theatre. During his performance, Wale was wearing a pair of Nike LeBron 8 “James Dean” sneakers. These sneakers were released this past August and designed by DJ Clark Kent. The ‘Denim’ model sports a dark indigo denim material throughout the majority of the upper. Gold accents can also be seen on the lace eyelets and contrast stitching, gum outsole and black accents on the Swoosh as well as the piping for a nice overall look. Only 40 pairs were made. Wale was also wearing a pair of G-Star camo cargo pant, G-Star denim shirt and a Moncler jacket.


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New Mixtape: Lil Twist ‘The Golden Child’ [Download Now]

Rising teenage rap sensation Lil Twist, who is signed to Lil Wayne’s Young Money label just dropped his new mixtape, entitled The Golden Child. The disc is hosted by DJ Ill Will and features collaborations with Lex Luger, Chris Richardson, Khalil, and Jae Millz. Twist’s debut album Don’t Get It Twisted is scheduled to drop in early 2012 with appearances from Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Busta Rhymes.

Download Now: Lil Twist – The Golden Child

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Artist Spotlight: Vaughn Anthony “Curiosity”

If you haven’t noticed recently most new music artist have been utilizing social networks such as Facebook, and YouTube as a resource to introduce themselves to the world, gain a fan base and eventually launch music careers. That’s all good and what not, but Vaughn Anthony has taken the traditional route and started singing as a background vocalists for his older brother, Grammy Award winner John Legend.

Vaughn Anthony has been waiting patiently for his debut and the time is now. Working hard over the years perfecting his skills in what he does best, singing and writing, his resume is growing and on point. Under his belt he has opened shows for India Arie and of course John Legend, hip hop collaborations with Rick Ross where they recorded “It’s Alright” and a duet with Estelle “Paragraphs of Love” for Ghostface Killah’s Ghostdini The Wizard of Poetry album.

Anthony has a vocal versatility that some will not expect. His newly recorded songs, “Curiosity”, “In Her Shoes”, “Bagthatshawty” and “Yell” all showcase his music capabilities and suits his nick name “Mr. Everything”. Anthony  released his latest EP “The Future” last year too much critical acclaim and is currently working on his mixtape “Life of A Player” which features collaborations with Rick Ross, Olivia, Prodigy and of course John Legend.  Anthony is ready for the world to see that although he and Legend are related their music is totally different.  “It is very important for me to define myself as a solo artist. My music is my own, my sound is my own“. Listen to “Curiosity” below:

For interviews, press and media inquires, please contact kathy@klprgroup.com
Anthony’s music is available on iTunes and on Amazon.
For updates and more info, visit www.vaughnanthonymusic.com
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