Daily Archives: December 23, 2011

Styling On Them Lames: Kanye West Wearing A $2,500 Burberry Prorsum Coat & Nike Air Yeezy 2 Sneakers

Rapper and fashion designer Kanye West is currently in London, which is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. “London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence” (source). Yeezy was spotted arriving and later leaving The Embassy Nightclub in Mayfair London. He was styling on them lames in a $2,500 shearling collared Burberry Prorsum wool/cashmere coat from the Fall/Winter 2010 Collection with a pair of his Nike Air Yeezy 2 Sneakers, which will be released in the spring and priced at $235.

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Partying In Atlanta: T.I. & Tiny, Ludacris, Akon, 2 Chainz, Future & More Celebrates Young Jeezy’s Album Release Party At Reign Nightclub

After a few delays, rapper Young Jeezy has finally released his new album Thug Motivation 103: Hustlaz Ambition. The disc has collaborations with Jay-Z, Fabolous, Ne-Yo, Snoop Dogg and more. According to Hits Daily DoubleTM103 will sell an impressive 200-225K in the first week, based on one-day reports from retailers. After doing some promo in NYC, Jeezy returned back home (Atlanta) to celebrate his album release party at Reign Nightclub. T.I. and his lovely wife Tiny, Ludacris, Akon, 2 Chainz and Future are a few of the celebrities who joined Jeezy at his celebration. I heard that the bottles were being popped and the cigars were sparked. Peep the pictures below:

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Sneaker Me Dope: Justin Bieber Rocking Air Jordan Spizike “Bordeauxs”

International pop artist Justin Bieber and his family were spotted arriving at Massey Hall in Toronto, Canada to tape his Justin Bieber: Home for the Holidays concert special on CTV TV. JB was rocking a pair of Air Jordan Spiz’ike “Bordeauxs” sneakers. These kicks are scheduled to hit retailers in February of 2012. The Air Jordan Spizike “Bordeaux” features a mainly neutral grey upper with various hints of sapphire blue, varsity red and varsity maize throughout the upper. Last night Thursday (December 22), JB performed on the season finale of the X-Factor. In November, he released his first Christmas LP, entitled Under the Mistletoe. The disc debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over 210,000 copies in the first week.

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College Grad Turned Music Mogul: Yandy Smith Talks Getting Her Start In The Music Biz, Love & Hip-Hop, Jim Jones, Chrissy, Missy & More

Before Love & Hip-Hop, I knew who Yandy Smith was. If you’re familiar with Harlem’s rap group “The Diplomats,” then you should have somewhat of an idea who Smith is. She’s the woman who is responsible for some of “The Diplomats” success, especially Jim Jones. Not only is she or was she Jim’s manager, she also handles a lot of projects for “The Diplomats” as a whole. I last ran into Smith back in September, when I was at this Dipset questions and answers conversation, alongside celebrity blogger and radio jockey Miss Info and Dollah Tha Rapper, in Harlem. With the help of her mentor Mona Scott Young, this Howard University alumni has managed the careers of Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes and Jim Jones. Angela Byrd over at KYSDC.com caught up with Yandy and they talked about getting her break in the music biz, Love & Hip-Hop, Jim Jones, Chrissy, Missy and much more. Below are some excerpts:

Now you’re a HU alumni, how did going to college help you get your foot in the door?

It was really persistent for me to get into the music industry. I am a Howard University alumni but in music what I come to find ,a lot of the stuff I’ve learned in college, I haven’t had to apply it. I was a business management major, with business management I had to take finance, accountant, and business law. All those different things added a little salt to who I am but we have lawyers that cover our contract. I have accountant to handle my mone. I have a financial advisor to handle my finances.

Was it easy to break into the field?

Two months after I graduated, I moved back to New York. A friend of mine had a meeting at Violator and I went with him. I was just sitting in the receptionist area, while I was sitting there, I saw artists come in and out, everybody was laughing, talking loud, music playing. I was like “is this a job or is this a hangout.” At that time, I wanted to get into entertainment law, so I thought maybe God brought me here for a reason. I was just persistent, I got the number to the receptionist and I would call her everyday, then I found out Mona’s assistant number and I called her everyday. Every time I was in Manhattan, I would stop by the office to act like I was saying hi to the receptionist. Every time I went or every time I called I asked if they needed help. I did that for about 3 weeks and finally they gave me a job/internship.

Love & Hip-Hop is heating up. You’re one of the creators of the show along with Mona Scott Young?

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