Daily Archives: December 30, 2011

Celebs Style: Rappers Wearing Leopard Print [Who Rocked It The Best?]

Back in March, rapper and fashion designer Kanye West was in France enjoying Paris Fashion Week. Yeezy was sitting front row at the Vivienne Westwood Ready-to-Wear Autumn/Winter show. Yeezy was wearing a Givency leopard bomber jacket with a grey shirt and faded jeans.

Big Sean arrived at the 2011 BET Awards in a $1,585 Givenchy leopard print vest, Detroit Red Wings cap and a custom Balmain belt. The vest features a ribbed collar, side pockets and leopard print all over.

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Double Platinum Plaque: Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday’ Hits The Two-Million Mark

Young Money’s female rapper Nicki Minaj’s debut album Pink Friday has moved over another million sales. The disc reached over two-million copies in sales worldwide. Minaj is in the studio working on her sophomore album, entitled Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. The disc is scheduled to hit shelves February 14 (Valentine’s Day). Peep Minaj’s tweet below:

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Troublemaker Or Not? Yandy Smith Claims “Love & Hip-Hop” Producers Set Up The Fights

If you have been watching VH1‘s reality scripted-show Love & Hip-Hop, then you know what’s going on. Yandy Smith is one of my favorite cast members because we’re both in the music industry and are music managers. So I know about the struggles and hardships she faces. Some people labeled Smith a troublemaker because she was caught between two fights (Chrissy vs. Kimbella and Kimbella vs. Erica Mena). I DON’T feel that way! I truly believe that the show is scripted and the fights were staged. Smith is proclaiming her innocence and tells The YBF, she was just as blindsided as everybody else. And the producers controlled who she brought around the rest of the cast and set up the scenario which would very likely cause a fight. Below are some excerpts:

Now you have been the common denominator between both fights involving Kimbella and other cast members.  What’s up with that and why do you keep bringing new people around?

What you have to understand is that you don’t just bring who you want. It’s very real…..but situational. They tell you who to bring and it’s very set up. If I come to an event with someone, it’s because that’s who they told me to bring.  The night before the fight, I had just met Erica. They (the producers) introduced her to me. She said she had researched me and she really wanted to work with me because she wanted to get in the industry. And during dinner, she even mentioned Kimbella’s name in passing when talking about my other clients.  And she was telling me that she’s not like anyone I have ever worked with and I kinda liked her vibe.  But the way it was edited, it looks like she was dissing Kimbella during dinner and then they showed us high-fiving!  Now….why would I go to dinner with this girl and let her talk about my friend and then, the next day, bring her to a lunch Kimbella invited me too?

Some people believe you’re an instigator, and you play like you have no idea what’s going on.  And what we can’t understand is why does EVERYBODY wants to fight Kimbella?  Is she always the victim or do you call her out for her wrong doings as well?

I know people have been calling me the Don King of reality tv, but what I want folks to know is that you only see 10 mins out of a person’s 24 hour day.  I am not all about money and I am a good friend.  But this is a reality show…it’s for entertainment.  These ladies and I are not really friends, but we are put in social interactions for entertainment purposes.  And sometimes, things happen. The producers like to get a reaction because a good fight can lead to 3 million viewers.

As for Kimbella, she doesn’t play victim at all.  But for whatever reason, a lot of people (on and off the show) hate on her. I have seen it with my own eyes….people want to pick on her. And now she is so used to people coming for her that she is a little sensitive.  But once you break down that wall, she is a sweet girl. But she is not presented in the best light on this show for a number of reasons.

Source: TheYBF

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Going Back To The Bank: Jay-Z & Kanye West’s “WTT” Grossed $48.3 Million

PollStar recently released their annual list of the top 25 tours of the year. Jay-Z and Kanye West’s are sitting on the throne. They are the only rappers to make the list. Hova and Yeezy’s “Watch The Throne” tour came in at #23 with $48.3 million for their U.S. tour. Let me remind your guys that Hova and Yeezy only toured for two-months. Pop singer Rihanna came in at #7, racking in $90 million from her “Loud” world. Other celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Usher and Katy Perry also made the list. Peep the entire list below:

Source: PollStar

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Celebs On The Scene: Chris Brown, Carmelo Anthony, Swizz Beatz & Drake

R&B singer Chris Brown was spotted doing some shopping at The Grove, this past weekend. Breezy was rocking a pair of Air Jordan Retro XI “Concords” sneakers.

Swizz Beatz and Carmelo Anthony was having a drink on Christmas Day, after the game.

Drake was recently photo’d with Model Dollicia Bryan at Club Eden in LA. Dollica was there celebrating her latest Smooth magazine cover.

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Odd Future Wolf Gang: Tyler, The Creator Talks Passion For Films, Visuals, Books & Starting A Punk Band

Taking pictures and shooting visuals are two hobbies of Tyler, the Creator. 2011 was a great year for the Odd Future leader. He won “Best New Artist” at the 2011 MTV Awards. Over the past year, I grew to like this Cali native. The Fader caught with Tyler, the Creator. In the interview, he talked  about his passion for films, visuals, books and starting a punk band. Below are some excerpts:

On why he like to film. I don’t even know. I just like taking pictures. It’s not a film or digital thing, I just like taking pictures as a whole. I just happen to use cameras I have to load film with. It’s not an either/or. I just happen to use those.

On if he like working with visuals more than music. I can’t choose anymore. When people ask whether I like making the video to a song or making a song to the video that’s in my head, I don’t know, I can’t choose between either one because they go hand-in-hand. They need each other.

On starting a punk band. I’m in a punk band. It’s called Odd Future. But I really wanna be in a [rock] band. Rock bands are way cooler than rappers, in general. When people make end of the year lists, I wanna be near Trash Talk and The Strokes or some shit instead of fucking rappers that’s up-and-coming. I hate that shit. That shit sucks.

On what kind of other books are you into? I have a collection of shit at my house. VICE . I have a lot of those. SkateboardThrasher. I have a lot of Thrashers. Other random magazines from Europe because I like the covers. I was into Goosebumps really heavy when I was younger.

Source: The Fader

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Sneaker Me Dope: Jay-Z Rocking Kanye West’s Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Black/Pink” Sneakers

Earlier in the week, Jay-Z and his childhood friend Emory Jones were spotted at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, to watch the New Jersey Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks game. The final score was 106-70, in favor of the Hawks. Jigga was rocking a pair of Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Black/Pink” sneakers. Since being leaked on the Interweb a couple of months ago, the Nike Air Yeezy 2 have been receiving all the hype and attention. Kanye West can’t seem to take them off his feet. I’ve posted numerous pictures of Yeezy’s wearing his Nike Air yeezy 2 sneakers. They will be released in the spring and priced at $235.

Pictures via Rap-Up

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Winter 2010 Style: A Bathing Ape Camo Snowboard Jacket

It is a cold winter, you guys better bundle up. A Bathing Ape released their 1st Camo Snowboard jacket. The jacket has camo prints all over the exterior and features two vertical pockets and “A Bathing Ape” text on the storm flap. As  of posting, there is no pricing for this jacket.  The Camo Snowboard jack will be available at BAPE stores globally; very soon. Are you feeling this jacket and would you buy it?

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The Money Team: Lil Kim In The Studio With 50 Cent, Floyd Mayweather & Jackie Long

The Queen Bee comeback is going to be one of the biggest comebacks in music history. For the past few months, Kim have been in the studio putting in long hours of work. Kim is planning to snatch her crown back in 2012. The other day, I posted a new 2012 promo picture of Kim. She was recently spotted in the studio with 50 Cent, Floyd Mayweather and Jackie Long. Kim is expected to drop her new EP any day now and will announce a new record deal at the top of the year.

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