Daily Archives: January 13, 2012

Styling On Them Hoes: Kim Kardashian Wearing A Pair Of $1,196 Balmain Boots With A $2,550 Rick Owens Jacket

Reality star Kim Kardashian was photo’d out in Beverly Hills leaving Shade Salon. She was styling on them hoes in a pair of $1,196 Balmain Black Leather Lace Up Folded Boots with a $2,550 Rick Owens textured leather jacket.Kim was also carrying a black Hermes Birkin bag, wearing black sunglasses, black shirt and pants. Kim K has grown into a woman who some people once hated to a woman who a lot of young females adore and loves. She turned her 15 minutes of fame into six years, over 12 million followers on Twitter and almost $65 million last year alone. You can’t knock her hustle.

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Owwww, So Wavy: Max-B Still Planning For Release From Prison & Talks His Future Plans

Harlem’s jailed rapper Max B is still in a positive spirit, despite being sentenced to 75-years in prison for a 2006 botched robbery attempt of two men in a Fort Lee, New Jersey Holiday Inn. Biggaveli is currently waiting on the decision of his appeal. Biggaveli is also releasing his autobiography The Wavy Baby, which will be out soon. In his upcoming memoir, Biggaveli will discuss his life, growing up in Harlem, and personal relationship with Jim Jones and Chrissy. Popular site AllHiphop.com chatted with Biggaveli for a quick second, He talked bout his future plans once he’s released from prison and still pursuing his music career. Below are some excerpts:

On his future plans when he is released from prison.

I just want to get home, chill be with the kids and family , spend some good quality time , eat a good meal smoke a fat one and get a bottle of that (Grand) Cru [cognac].

On still pursuing his music career.

I gotta get back to what I do, I can’t even play with it, I got some real plans for the touch down,” Max B. said. “I want to do some nice work , I wanna drop a double album and give it to the people for real.”

Source: AllHipHop

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Hell Up In Harlem: Yandy Smith Speaks On Quitting As Jim Jones Manager, “I Was Just At A Fed-Up Point.”

One thing for sure everything on Love & Hip-Hip isn’t scripted. With that being said, music/talent manager Yandy Smith really did quit as Jim Jones manager. “The episode when I quit, I really quit,” Smith told Sister 2 Sister. Smith quit because she had enough and was fed-up.“I was just at a fed-up point,” the Harlem native said about dropping Jones as her client after more than seven years. Smith chatted with Sister2Sister about Jim Jones, Chrissy, working with Missy and new clients. Below are some excerpts:

Smith speaks on how she felt  like she was doing more harm to Jim than good and hindering his career.

I really didn’t know what the issue was, said Smith.” That’s what I felt like I was doing. I didn’t want to hinder his plans with his girl. I didn’t want to hinder him not being productive with work because his girl was on his mind so much and making her happy. I just thought the better move was to walk away.

On being tired of Jim not controlling the situation with Chrissy and interfering with their personal relationship.

I was more tired of him not controlling that situation. I felt like I was interfering with their personal ‘cause he would have a hard time balancing work and home and he was always mad.

Smith is still working with Missy Elliott and looking for new clients.

I’m definitely always looking. Right now, I want a young, new artist that’s kinda a cross between pop and hip-hop. That’s what I’m looking for right now.”

Source: Sister2Sister

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I’m A Hustla: Industry Blogger Don Bleek’s Side Hustles

I am more than just a blogger. I have a few side hustles that I do to keep money in my pockets or to gain more exposure. It is always good to have a few side hustle, especially in today’s economy. “I encourage people to do things on the side even if you’re not going to make a lot of money from it if it something that is beneficial to you and will help you in the long run with your career,” said Angela Yee. Below are a few of my side hustles:

Brand Endorsements

As a prominent Hip-Hop blogger and journalist, that’s always on the scene, I built a reputation as an “it” dude that brands are willing to invest in. I do NOT serve as an ambassador for any company, but I do receive free clothing from fashion brands to wear at industry events and post on my blog. These clothing really does come in handy. Instead of spending a lot of money on an outfit that I am going to get photo’d in and wear only once, I get it for free.

Contributing Writer

My mother didn’t raise a fool. I am putting my Journalism & Media Studies degree to good use. I am a writer for Hip Hop Weekly and Spring Creek Sun newspaper in Brooklyn. For the publications, I write news stories, articles conduct interviews and cover events. However, it’s a side hustle that’s more about exposure than a paycheck. Writing assignments do not pay well. YoDonBleekRaps doesn’t make a lot of money as of yet but it’s something I need to have under my belt to establish myself and build my brand. Always invest back into yourself.

Music Manager

Last year, I became the manager of  rising Hip-Hop artists @dollahtharapper and @RichRozzay. Being a music manager is something that I’ve always dreamed about.

Event Host & Speeches

I don’t always go to events to have fun, party or hang out with friends. I also go there to work. Serving as a host for an event comes at a cost. I won’t do it for under $500. I also go back to high-schools to speak to the students. In all honesty, I have never been paid to speak at a high school because that is something I don’t do for a check. I do it so the youth can hear the important message that I am delivering to them.

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Styling On Them Lames: Tyga Rocking Christian Louboutin Sneakers & Dior Homme Snakeskin Jacket

This past Wednesday (January 12), rapper Tyga and Miami’s King of Diamond popular stripper Blac Chyna were spotted arriving to and exiting the Staples Center to watch the L.A. Clippers vs. Miami Heat game. Tyga was styling on them lames in a pair of $1,695 Christian Louboutin No Limit Multicolor Print Pony Sneakers with a $2,000 Dior Homme snakeskin Print Jacket. After the game, the twosome posed for pictures and signed autographs. The final score was 95-89, in favor of the Clippers. Tyga’s new album Careless World: Rise of the Last King has been pushed back from its January 24 release date. A new date has yet to be announced. The disc will feature collaborations with Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Big Sean, J. Cole and Robin Thicke.

Source: Upscale Hype

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Picture Me Dope: Pusha T, Big Sean & Mannie Fresh In The Studio

G.O.O.D Music recording artists Pusha T and Big Sean were recently spotted in the studio with former Cash Money producer Mannie Fresh in the UK. I am not sure what these guys are cooking up but Fresh flying out to the United Kingdom to work with these guys is really big. I feel it in my guts that the outcome will be dope. I am hearing that the G.O.O.D. Music family is rapping up their compilation album overseas.

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Spring/Summer 2012 Style: A Bathing Ape Stadium Jacket

Fashion brand A Bathing Ape released images of their Stadium jacket from its Spring/Summer 2012 collection. The varsity jacket features a wool body construction with white leather sleeves and quilted lining, the slim-fit jacket is accentuated by numerous offsetting details including white trims on the pockets and striped ribbing. To top it off, the jacket reveals some of the brand’s new patch logos that are placed on the front, while a strong slogan stating “BEASTS REIGN SUPREME” highlights the rear part.

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Bowling With The Stars: Celebrities & Ball Players Spotted At Chris Paul’s Celebrity Bowling Tournament

Last night, in L.A., NBA player Chris Paul hosted his 4th Annual PBA Celebrity Invitational at Lucky Strike Lanes. Celebrities such as Ciara, Kevin Hart, Reggie Bush, Blake Griffin, Michael Strahan, Nicole Murphy and Jesse Williams were there bowling strikes,with Chris Paul. R&B teen sensation Mindless Behavior performed for the crowd. The event raised money for his CP3 Foundation. You can watch the event on ESPN on Super Bowl Sunday at 4pm. Peep the pictures below:

Pictures via Jesse Grant/Getty Images North America

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Studio Me Dope: Swizz Beatz & A$AP Rocky In The Lab

Music producer Swizz Beatz and Harlem’s rapper A$AP Rocky were recently photo’d in the studio together. Swizz Beatz took his official Twitter account @TheRealSwizzz to share the excitement with his followers. Swizzy is in the studio working on his new mixtape and A$AP Rocky is working on an A$AP mixtape with his crew. Read Swizzy’s tweets below:

ASAP Rocky doing his verse for the swizzie mix tape lets goooooooooo. Studio bugging with ASAP Swizz the mix tape crazyyyyy. The mix tape grind on full auto with my fee ASAP Rocky let’s gooooooo Harlemmmm this thing we did wow!”

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Fashion Me Stupid: Lil Wayne Debuts Trukfit Clothing Line in NYC [With Video]

Last night Thursday (January 13), Lil Wayne debuted his skateboard-inspired clothing line in NYC. The fashion brand, which he named Trukfit, is gearing up for a nationwide release at all Zumiez locations later this year. According to celebrity blogger Miss Info, “A small group of buyers and industry folk gathered at the Hotel Americano, where Trukfit’s founder made a surprise appearance. Dressed in a pink fitted and t-shirt, Wayne greeted guests and snapped a few flicks before retiring back to his VIP section.” The dope skateboard line features bold graphics tee-shirts, snapbacks and raglans. Trukfit is described as “a brand representing independent kids from any walk of life—regardless of race, class, color, or income.”

Props: Miss Info

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