Daily Archives: January 10, 2012

Hiding From Paparazzi: Kanye West Leaving Balmain In Paris

Music artist & fashion designer Kanye West and his entourage were photo’d leaving Balmain in Paris. Yeezy and his crew were checking out some of the upscale boutiques in the fashion capital of the world. Yeezy was wearing a black hoodie, black jeans, white tee-shirt with a pair of his Nike Air Yeezy 2 sneakers. Last week, West said, “He wants to pick up where Alexander McQueen and Steve Jobs left off and he also wants to revamp the world through a new creative company that heightens our music.”

Paris is the capital and largest city in France. Paris is also one of the world’s leading business and cultural centres.

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Styling On Them Hoes: Yandy Smith Wearing A $1120 Alexander McQueen Dress & $1175 Alexander McQueen Boots

Music/talent manager Yandy Smith from season 2 of Love & Hip-Hop was spotted styling on them hoes. Yandy was wearing a $1120 Alexander McQueen Wool Print Dress with a pair of $1175 pair of Alexander McQueen Gold Faithful Boots. The dress features a creative print, capped sleeves and a form-fitting silhouette. Those shoes are super cool. Yandy is also the CEO & Ower of Everything Girl Love “EGL” (an accessory line and fashion magazine). Just in case you guys didn’t know, Yandy graduated from Howard University and interned at Violator before leaving to manage Jim Jones full-time. She is no longer managing Jim Jones. She is the talent manager at Monami Entertainment, where she co-manages Missy, Busta Rhymes and Toccarra.

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Picture Me Dope: Meek Mill & Teyana Taylor Hugged-Up In The Studio

Philly’s owe Meek Mill and Teyana Taylor aka “The Princess Of Harlem” were recently photo’d in the studio together. Mill is working on Dream Chasers 2. Mill is also my favorite new artist, along with French Montana and A$AP Rocky. I grew up watching Mill on DVD’s in Philly and South Jerz. To see him live out his dreams and become what he is, means a lot and I am so proud of him. Taylor is working on her debut EP, entitled The Mis-Understanding Of Teyana Taylor, which is scheduled to hit the Interweb February 29th. I like Taylor a lot. She is so dope and sexy. Taylor always had that hustla’s spirit and drive, which makes people want to work with her.

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Blue Ivy Goes Home! Beyonce, Jay-Z & Their Newborn Daughter Leave Lenox Hill Hospital [With Picture]

And just that fast, The Carters exited Lenox Hill hospital, after Jay-Z’s wife Beyoncé gave birth to the billionaire couple baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter, over this past weekend. The Carters exited the hospital in the middle of the night.

According to, to the New York Daily News, “A procession of vehicles with blacked-out windows made a speedy exit from the upper East Side hospital’s side gate in the wee hours of Tuesday, witnesses said. Two black SUVs motored quickly out of the facility’s E. 76th St. loading dock at 1:30 a.m. Moments later, a van parked on a nearby corner reversed into the same loading dock, and the large roll-down gate closed. The gate reopened a few minutes later and the van drove out, turned the wrong way on the one-way 76th St., and then headed north on Park Ave. One of the two SUVs blocked traffic on Park Ave. so the van would not be impeded. The second SUV pulled in behind the van, apparently to prevent anyone from following the music icons and their newborn daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.”

It was “very precise, very military-like,” one witness said.

Immediately, security personnel began leaving the hospital.”

Source: New York Daily News

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The Princess Of Harlem: ‘The Mis-Understanding Of Teyana Taylor’ EP Dropping Next Month

Harlem’s princess Teyana Taylor will be dropping her debut EP, entitled The Mis-Understanding Of Teyana Taylor on February 29th. Last night, Taylor was in the studio with Maybach Music Group’s owe Meek Mill. Last week, she released a track called “Make You Move” Ft. Wale. I like what Teyana does. She such a sweet young lady and very talented. The last time I have seen her, I was shopping at Atmos Sneakers in Harlem, a couple of years ago. Last year, it was rumored that Taylor signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music but I am not too sure if that rumor was true or not. Are you excited about Teyana’s upcoming EP?

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Sneaker Me Dope: Don Bleek Rocking Nike Air Max CB34 – White/Neutral Grey-Cool Grey

A couple of weeks ago, I was photo’d inside of a pizza shop in Philly, around 3am. I was just coming from an event, hosted by my good friend @CortezDaShit. I was wearing a pair of Nike Air Max CB34-White/Neutral Grey-Cool Grey. “The upper of the shoe is done in full-grain white leather with Cool Grey taking care of the midsole and branding on the heel. Vibrant hits of Solar Red border the windows along the Max Air unit, while a neutral grey rubber outsole caps off the look below,”Source. I was also wearing a SABIT NYC hat and scarf set, camo pants and my signature Louis Vuitton coin holder. Thanks guys for reading my blog! Chat with you soon.

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Dope Or Nope? Amber Rose “Fame” Ft. Wiz Khalifa [Audio]

As promised, Amber Rose released her debut single today, entitled “Fame” Ft. Wiz Khalifa. On this uptempo/pop tune track, Rose expresses the way she was scrutinized when she first came into the industry, paparazzi harassing her to get flicks and her journey to becoming an overnight sensation. Rose also sings about the ups and the downs of the glamorous life such as being flown around the world in private jets and shopping for exclusive bags. In my opinion, the song is dope. I support Rose’s singing career and wish her the best of success. Listen to the track below:

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In The Studio Making Stadium Music: Lupe Fiasco’s ‘Food & Liquor 2’ & Collaborative Album With Pharrell Williams Coming Soon

The two albums that some of us have been waiting years for is almost done. Chi-Town’s music artist Lupe Fiasco revealed on his website that he and Pharrell Williams are recording a collaborative album. “LUPE AND PHARRELL ALBUM COMING SOON,” said Fiasco.” In addition to his collaboration with Pharrell, Fiasco is also working on his long-awaited LP Food & Liquor 2, the sequel to his 2006 debut album. “I’m not gonna make the same mistake that I did with Lasers,” said Fiasco. Stay tuned to YDBR for the official released dates.

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Styling On Them Lames: Ne-Yo Rocking $1,110 Louis Vuitton Tibet Nubuck Calf Leather Ankle Boots

R&B singer/song-writer Ne-Yo was spotted making his rounds in New York City. He was styling on them lames in a pair of $1,110 Louis Vuitton Tibet Nubuck Calf Ankle Boots, which are from the fall 2011 collection. Ne-Yo was also wearing a brown leather hooded fur jacket, denim jeans with a pair of sunglasses. Ne-Yo is in the studio working on new music. These are the exact same boots that rapper Young Jeezy worn to his birthday celebration at Frank Ski’s Restaraunt & Lounge in Atlanta, back in September.

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The Diamond Princess: Trina Has Her Reality Show In The Works

A true boss chick is always finding a way to keep the checks coming in and that’s exactly what Trina is doing. Word in the industry is that the Miami native has her own reality show in the works. In the past, Trina made an appearance on La La’s Full Court Life and she was recently spotted in NYC with Jay-Z’s famed stylist June Ambrose, filming a segment for her reality show. Trina was also in NYC shopping her new music. She is no longer on Slip N’ Slide Records. A few months ago, Trina was in the studio with Rick Ross and rumored to be signing to MMG. We love Trina over at YDBR and wishes her the best of success in her future endeavors.

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