Daily Archives: February 7, 2012

Blowing Up Like You Thought He Would: A$AP Rocky Interview With Montreality & Announces UK 2012 A$AP Mob Tour

A$AP Rocky is blowing up like your thought he would. In an interview with Montreality, A$AP Rocky & the A$AP Mob talked about various topics such as growing up in Harlem, the type of students they were in school, jobs they had as teenagers, what they spent their first big paychecks on, the key to success, A$AP Mob compilation album, A$AP Rocky’s debut album and going on the “Club Paradise” tour with Drake & Kendrick Lamar. Before closing out their interview, they shared some of their most memorable tour stories and addressed the rumor about A$AP Rocky being in Nas’ “Nasty” video. This summer, A$AP Mob will be embarking on an overseas tour. Tickets go on sales February 10. Watch the video and peep the tour dates below:

A$AP Mob Overseas tour dates:

Electric Ballroom, London-June 5th
HMV Institute, Birmingham-June 7th
The Ritz, Manchester-June 8th
The Arches, Glasgow-June 9th

Interview Credit: Montreality

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After The Show It’s The After Party: Jay-Z, Beyonce, Nas, Alicia Keys & Jessica White Partying It Up At The 40/40 Club

Last night, Monday (February 6), after Jay-Z’s sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City, the after party was held at the newly renovated 40/40 Club. Celebrities including Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Nas, Steve Stoute and Jessica White joined Jay-Z at the upscale luxury sport bar. Don’t forget tonight Tuesday (February 7) is the second and final show at Carnegie Hall for Jay-Z charitable concert. I did not go to the after party but I did attend the concert. Read my recap here.

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She Is More Than Just Hollywood: Actress Meagan Good Covers The “Valentine’s” Issue of Vibe Vixen

Successful and talented Hollywood actress Meagan Good is covering the “Valentine’s” issue of Vibe Vixen and the 30-year-old Los Angeles native opens up about love, her career, being a spiritual person, secret to her maintaining a younger look. Good also talked about her female band H.E.L.L.O Girls and playing Whitney Houston’s in a biopic about her life. Below are some excerpts:

Now, last year word was buzzing about the girl group H.E.L.L.O Girls. Fast forward and tell me how the music coming along now.
I always said that I didn’t want to sing because I wanted to be considered a very serious actress, not an entertainer, but singing is a passion of mine, rapping is a passion of mine, and in the way that we decided to do it, it’s very fun. We’re not taking ourselves too seriously, and our vibe is kind of like Beastie Boys mixed with Gwen Stefani. We kind of just do what we want to do; that’s what I love about it. The music is fun, and I think that the audience that we’re trying to reach will definitely be receptive to it. It’s not negative; it’s not saying ‘Boy, you want me’ and all this other crazy stuff. It’s about girls having fun and respecting themselves and being fly, doing their thing.

Your character on Showtime’s Californication is a singer as well. Did you identify with this role more because of that?
Well, she’s a very different girl in a different place than I am at. This young woman, Kali, she basically wants to pursue her dreams and her goals, but she’s had a rough time and now she’s determined to make it. I didn’t focus so much on the singing as much as I focused on trying to bring the truth of who this character is and not trying to judge her.

How was it starring in eight episodes alongside David Duchovny?
Awesome. Our birthdays are actually two days apart, and we get along famously. I mean, just good chemistry. He’s a really good guy, really funny and quirky. He just made it very easy and made me very comfortable.

Jumping into a bit of Oscar talk, what role would you want to play in the future to gain Oscar-worthy attention?
I want to do Whitney Houston’s life story. I think that would be an incredible story to do. I talked to Whitney a little bit about it, and she’s open to it, so I want to see what happens with that. Hopefully, in the very, very near future. She has Sparkle coming out, and I’ve heard good things about it already. I heard she looks beautiful, she sounds beautiful, she looks healthy and she’s the Whitney that we know and love. And so I think that would be a great place for her story to end and really just be beginning, if they were to do her life story right now.

Source: Vibe Vixen

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Sneaker Me Dope: The Dream Rocking Nike Air Mag

Grammy Award winning singer and song-writer The Dream was seen rocking a pair of Nike Air Mag. Last summer, Nike officially unveiled the Nike Air Mag aka “Marty McFly” shoes. Only 1,500 pairs of this shoe were auctioned on eBay. All of the proceeds went directly to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The shoes are packed with a glowing LED panel and an electroluminescent Nike logo and are said to have five hours of battery life per shoe. The Dream is in the studio working on his forthcoming LP, entitled The Love, IV: Diary of a Madman. He is also working on a TV reality series for MTV, where he will scout aspiring singers and plans to release a clothing line called Millionaire Love Affair.

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Don’t Sleep On Them: Emily & Fabolous Are Still Dating

Emily and her boyfriend of 10 years, rapper Fabolous are still dating, despite how VH1 portrayed Fabolous’ image on Love & Hip-Hop. Emily recently instagramed a picture of Fab sleeping on her chest with the caption “Don’t Sleep On Us.” During last night’s reunion show, reality star and fashion designer Emily revealed that she and Fab are back together and he’s claiming her more than ever. She also admitted there was some form of sexual activity with Fab and Kimbella but it wasn’t sexual intercourse. Below are some excerpts from Emily’s sit down with executive producer Mona Scott-Young:

On if she made a change this season: I made a change. I went out on my own regardless of the show and I went and got my own place.

On if she was still involved with Fab intimately: Well no, not intimately for at least a year. After the first season I wasn’t dealing with him at all. I was like, “I don’t know if I want to be with you.”

On what it was like to be face-to-face with Kimbella after she found out that she slept with Fab: Prior to meeting Kimbella we had met before then. I met her years ago at a party in Atlanta and we have a mutual friend. [Kimbella] knew who I was so when she said she didn’t know who I was, that part was a looking shocking to me.

On if she talked to Fab about cheating with Kimbella: Yeah, we talked about it. He said that they never dated. He did say that they had a form of sex. He said that they didn’t have sexual intercourse but that doesn’t excuse the behavior. People always get mad at me thinking that I blamed her but no, not at all, I blame him.

Today where are Fab and Emily: We are dating still. You know when I first came on I said, “Oh, he doesn’t claim me.” He’s doing all the claiming in the world now.

Is he claiming you: He sure is. Before he was like the star and now we go out and people are like “Oh, hey Fab…HEY EMILY!!”

Who’s the bigger star: No comment. (laughs)

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Official Album Cover & Tracklist: Tyga “Careless World: Rise Of The Last King”

On February 21, rapper Tyga will be releasing his forthcoming LP entitled, Careless World: Rise Of The Last King. The disc has collaborations with Nas, Wale, Chris Richardson, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. To support the album, the Compton native will be embarking on a 41 date “Careless World” tour. The tour kicks off February 17 in Salt Lake City and travels to major markets across the U.S. such as New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Toledo and wrapping-up April 15 in New Orleans.

Careless World: Rise Of The Last King official tracklist:

01. Careless World
02. Lil Homie
03. Muthafuckka Up (ft. Nicki Minaj)
04. Echoes Interlude
05. Do It All
06. I’m Gone
07. For The Fame
08. Birdman Interlude
09. Potty Mouth
10. Faded (ft. Lil Wayne)
11. Rack City
12. Black Crowns
13. Celebration
14. Far Away (ft. Chris Richardson)
15. Mystic AKA Mado Kara Mieru Interlude
16. This Is Like
17. King & Queens (ft. Nas & Wale)
18. Let It Show
19. Love Game
20. Lay You Down
21. Light Dreams

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Fashion Me Dope: Reebok x Basquiat By Swizz Beatz Spring/Summer 2012 Capsule Collection

Reebok x Basquiat by Swizz Beatz recently released images from their Spring/Summer 2012 Capsule Collection, which includes sneakers, jackets, sweatshirts and tee-shirts. The items are in stores now. Peep the pictures below:

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Don Bleek’s Recap: Jay-Z Takeover NYC For Special Concert At Carnegie Hall [With Pictures & Videos]

Last night, Monday (February 6), I attended Jay-Z’s charity concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The event was held to support the Shawn Carter Foundation’s and the United Way, which benefits low-income New York City-area students in a position to attend college. The concert was sold-out, over 36,000 people in the crowd. Jay-Z opened the show, wearing a white tuxedo jacket and black bow tie, performing “PSA” and “Thank You” backed by ?uestlove and the Illadelphonics. Jigga then introduced the orchestra’s female conductor and jumped right into “Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love).”

Since the show took place in NYC, it was only right that Jigga brought out a couple of special guests. Alicia Keys and Nas joined him on stage for “N.Y. State of Mind” and “If I Ruled The World (Imagine That).” Throughout the evening tribute segments to Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, Gil-Scott Heron, and the NY Giants were played and displayed on the main stage’s backdrop. Jigga also performed some of his most successful hits including, “Ain’t No N***a,” “Where I’m From,” “Roc Boys,” “I Just Wanna Love You,” “Big Pimpin” and “Encore.” Last night was a special moment. For the first time ever, Jigga performed “Glory,” a dedication track to his new-born daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Jigga ended the show by climbing up to the balcony and performing “Dead Presidents.” Tonight is the second and final show. Peep the pictures and videos below:

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Reppin For The Projects: Dollah Tha Rapper Releases Two Freestyles [With Videos]

Yes, he is from low-income houses just like me and yes he rep that to the fullest just like myself. In his music, @DollahThaRapper speaks on various topics that go on in the inner cities such as drug-related activities, killing, credit card scams, hustling, females using what they have to get what they want, family struggles, living in poverty, the importance of education and sex safe, respecting yourself and much more. He is NOT glorifying those issues but he is bringing awareness to what goes on in the projects from his prospective, so people won’t have the wrong impression of what really goes on in the inner cities. He is also using his voice as a way to let those kids in the projects know that he been through what they’re going through and they have to stay focus to overcomes those issues. His music is an inspiration to the youth. This spring 2012, Dollah will be releasing his free Extended Play (EP) on the Interweb. Listen to the track below:

“One Mic (Freestyle)”

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Partying In Hollywood: Chris Brown Spotted Leaving Greystone Manor

Over this past weekend, R&B vocalist Chris Brown was spotted partying at Greystone Manor in West Hollywood, California. Breezy was styling on them lames in a black leather biker jacket, denim jeans, white tee-shirt with a shirt tied around his waist. Breezy is in the studio working on his new album, entitled Fortune. The disc is scheduled for a spring release. Breezy was recently photo’d in the studio with Queens Hip-Hop legend NasFortune is also rumored to featured Asher Roth, Wiz Khalifa, Kid Sister, and will.i.am, among others. Peep the picture below:

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