Daily Archives: February 4, 2012

A Dope Rapper With An Eye For Fashion: A$AP Rocky Talks Fashion In The Latest Issue Of SNEEZE Magazine

You guys should know who A$AP Rocky is by now. The Harlem rapper is one of the dopest new artists in the music industry. Last October, this 24-year-old rapper signed a $3 million deal with RCA/Pologrounds and dropped his debut mixtape LiveLoveASAP. The Harlemite is featured in the new issue of NYC/Vancouver-based magazine SNEEZE. Writer Joe La Puma sat down with Rocky for an exclusive interview. In it, Rocky talked about getting his style from his brother, being a trendsetter, getting free clothing and f**king with label executives. Below are some excerpts:

You’re definitely a fashion-forward dude, where did you get your fashion-sense from?

My brother taught me how to style. Like, he was light-skinned with all the girls and shit. His nickname was “Pretty Ricky,” so he used to get all the girls and I was like, “I want to be like him.” He was “Pretty Ricky” and I’m that “Pretty Motherfucker” and I’m trying to walk in his shoes. Honestly, I wear whatever I don’t see everybody else wearing. Like these are black ACNE jeans. They look regular, but not many people are wearing these. I like that. Then I have my fucking army coat ’cause I’m still gutter, and Timbs on ‘cause I still do this. This is just for sound check, wait till you see what I have on tonight. Might come through with some Alexander Wang, stylin’ on motherfuckers yo, Rick Owens and shit.

Have you always been a trendsetter?

Hell fuckin’ yeah! In high school I had all the hoes on my dick. Ask anybody man, I used to go to high school around the corner from here. The School for the Humanities, it’s right around the corner from where we are right now and I used to have all the hoes. All the hoes.

I bet now you’re getting a lot of free shit.

Oh, hell yeah, but not from the brands I really want free stuff from. Raf Simons didn’t call me, Jeremy Scott still didn’t call me, Rick Owens didn’t. They might soon, hopefully.

How fun was it fucking with label execs?

Oh my God! One executive, he wanted me to come to his office and I’m like, “Yo, you got to take me shopping at Barneys first because I got to look presentable for the interview. If you don’t, then I can’t come.” I told him I needed these new Lanvin shoes and Marc Jacobs pants, and to make sure he had them. He was like, “You’ll get it Monday, don’t worry about it.” I was like, “No, it’s not going to happen.” He ended up going, and missing his flight to LA. After it he was like, “You made me late for my flight motherfucker.” That was fun.

Head over to SNEEZE‘s website now to order a copy.

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Sneaker Me Dope: Spike Lee Rocking Nike Air Foamposite One – Varsity Red/White-Black

Movie Direct and longtime New York sports fan Spike Lee was recently spotted courtside at Madison Square Garden with music executive L.A. Reid, watching the New York Knicks vs. Chicago Bulls game. The final score was 105-102, in favor of the Bulls. Spike was styling on them lames in a pair of “Metallic Red” Air Foamposite One. He paired his sneakers with a classic ’86 Lawrence Taylor Giants’ home jersey with the matching beanie by Mitchell & Ness and a black pair of Nike sweats. Today the “Metallic Red” Air Foamposite One is was released at select Nike Sportswear retailers nationwide.

Tomorrow Sunday (February 5), the New York Giants will play in Super Bowl XLVI against the New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kickoff time is scheduled for approximately 6:30 p.m. EST. Let’s go Giants!

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Ladies Night Out: La La Vazquez-Anthony, Trina, Po & Dice Shop & Dine In Miami

While out in Miami, celebrating the launch of  her new makeup line “Motives for La La,” and filming some scenes for her reality show, La La’s Full Court Life, business mogul La La decided to shop and dine in Miami with her good friends Trina, Po and Dice. The ladies shopped at Alchemist and ate Turkey Club sandwiches for lunch. La La and Trina were both styling on them hoes, in their Christian Louboutin shoes. Peep the pictures below:

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Artist Spotlight: Rich Ice “Shot Caller” Official Visual

New York’s up & coming rapper Rich Ice of Icy Gang just dropped the official visual to his single “Shot Caller.” The song is featured on his latest mixtape, entitled Cold Heat 1.5, hosted by DJ V12. On the track, this Harlem native drops some bars about money, females and drugs over French Montana’s “Shot Caller.” The visual was shot in Harlem on 131st and 7th Ave and directed by D Cole. This Spring/Summer 2012, Rich Ice will be embarking on a tour. Watch the video below




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Music & Fashion: Pharrell Williams Speaks On His Boot Line, BBC Clothing For Women, Collab Album With Lupe Fisaco & Producing Jay-Z’s “Glory”

While driving to his studio in Miami, Grammy Award winning producer Pharrell Williams chatted with GQ magazine. In the short phone conversation, the talented music artist and fashionisto talked about his upcoming boot line, BBC clothing line for females, collaboration album with Lupe Fiasco and helping Jay-Z craft his daughter-dedicated cut “Glory.” Below are some excerpts:

You’re working on a new line of boots, right? 
Yeah. We’re working on some boots for BBC [Billionaire Boys Club]. But I can’t really talk about it.

Well, speaking of BBC, you’re releasing a women’s line soon, BGC, right? 
Yup! And it’s crazy!

Will there be much of a difference between the men’s and women’s line aside from sizing and maybe color schemes? 
Again, I can’t give it away. Somebody else will do it. [Laughs] But it’s definitely us. It’s signature us. It’s awesome.

You’ve started a lot of fashion trends over the years. Are you aware of the latest that folks are adopting slowly but surely? Style guys are feeling your plaid-shirt-around-the-waist-for-no-reason look. 
[Laughs] Uh, I guess I’m just having a ’90s grunge moment. And, like, is that the case? Is that what you’re seeing?

Are you working on any new music with N.E.R.D.?
Not so much the N.E.R.D., because I’m in producer mode. But I’m definitely in the studio producing shit, though.

Lupe Fiasco recently announced that you’re working on an album together? You two and Kanye West were working on a project once upon a time, too, your crazy schedules interfered. Think this one will pan out? 
I can’t talk about that. Lupe is my man and whatever we’re talking about we can’t really discuss and get into right now. We’re talking about some very interesting things.

Well, let’s talk about something that’s done and out now: Jay-Z’s “Glory.” You produced it. What did it mean to you to assist in making a song for Jay’s first born? It’s like rap’s “Isn’t She Lovely.”
Uh, that was awesome. But again, that was another covert operation.

Did you guys record that in the hours after his daughter was born or was it recorded in advance? Obviously, her first cries were added after she was born.
That was, uh… That was, um… Everything was by design. That’s all I’ll say.

Source: GQ

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