Daily Archives: February 14, 2012

Coming Of Age: 2 Chainz, Tyga & Mac Miller Covers The Source Feb/March 2012 Issue

Rising music artists 2 Chainz, Tyga, and Mac Miller are covering the February/March 2012 issue of The Source magazine. For this groundbreaking cover, The Source is making a big statement, defining where Hip-Hop is going, in a “Coming Of Age”-type story. This issue will also feature an inside profile of Kendrick Lamar. The Source Feb/March issue hits newsstands on February 21st, 2012. Below is an excerpts:

In 2012, and we are fully entrenched in the internet age where artists of all looks, creeds, ages, and skill sets are breaking out. As people pass by the newsstands and see four relatively new and not as familiar faces grace the cover of the most illustrious hip-hop magazine in history. On one side, you have the incredibly popular Mac Miller out of Pittsburgh, PA. It wouldn’t surprise many to see the 19 year old perform at Superbowl Halftime shows one day with his mass appeal and lyrical ability. On another side, 2 Chainz has experienced one of the most intriguing career revivals in recent hip-hop history. After changing his name, and releasing two acclaimed mixtapes and demolishing feature after feature, Def Jam’s newest crown jewel is poised to be the South’s next champion artist. The young and flashy Tyga of the Young Money crew has experienced success as a part of one of rap’s most respected crews. Riding the success of hit singles “Deuces,” and most recently “Rack City,” 2012 looks to be the year the young man comes into his own. Last but not least is the vastly talented Compton MC Kendrick Lamar. As one of the most talented spitters to come along in some time, it’s safe to say that he might be your new favorite rapper’s favorite rapper. Four different walks of life, all coming together for this special moment before it is time for lift off. Despite their differences, they all agree that the best is yet to come.”

 
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Sneaker Me Dope: Wale Rocking Nike Air Foamposite One “Galaxy”

Maybach Music Group rapper Wale was spotted rocking a pair of Nike Air Foamposite One “Galaxy” sneakers. These kicks will be available at Nike retailers starting February 23rd. According to Sole Collector: “The All-Star “Galaxy” Foamposite One showcases a galactic print throughout the upper, accented by black on the vamp, tongue, eyestay, collar and heel. Dark grey handles branding and minor details throughout, while the insoles are adorned with NASA-inspired Nike logos. An ice blue translucent rubber outsole caps off the look below.” Ambition in stores and online now. Peep more images of the Nike Air Foamposite One “Galaxy” below:

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Shopping In Los Angeles: La La Vazquez-Anthony & Kelly Rowlad Blowing Money Fast At Intermix

Over this past weekend, singer Kelly Rowland celebrated her 31st birthday with her BFF La La. The two ladies hooked up with Hollywood hottie Tika Sumpter for some shopping at Intermix in L.A. They also dined at Beso for dinner. As always, the ladies were all glammed-up, styling on them hoes. Peep the pictures below:

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Notorious K.I.N.G: Nicki Minaj Covers VIBE February/March 2012 Issue

Someone crowed Nicki Minaj “Notorious K.I.N.G.” in the February/March 2012 issue of Vibe magazine. In the cover story, Minaj talks about recording her debut LP, being a female in a male-dominated industry and fashion. Below are some excerpts:

You’ve said before that you didn’t really have fun recording Pink Friday.

I felt like I had something to prove to everyone who said a female rapper could not make an album unless she was talking about her pussy. And so I went above and beyond to prove that I could not talk about sex and not talk about my genitalia and still have a successful album. And I proved that. And now my time for proving things to my critics is over. I don’t really need to prove anything to anyone else anymore.

Is it still hard to get your way as a woman in this industry?

It’s not hard to get your way when it’s your way or the highway. People either follow suit or they’re not around. I don’t really like the sound of that, ‘cause that sounds like a temper tantrum. I’m just very black and white when it comes to my business. There’s really no gray area. I really don’t have a lot of small talk with people I work with. It’s pretty much let’s get the job done. In the beginning, if people didn’t know me they’d probably assume I wasn’t smart or wasn’t business savvy. But once you sit and talk to me, it’s a different story.

You were heavy on the fashion scene last year around Fashion Week with Anna Wintour. Do you feel like you’ve been accepted by the fashion world?

Yeah, I realized more recently that even if it’s for a fashion magazine, I’m not gonna change who I am. When I was doing photo shoots last year, I kept on being told, “This is what we want your hair to look like and this is what we want you to look like,” and it really, really stifled my creativity. So the other day I was talking to a photographer, and he said, “You know what, I like your everyday looks so much better than when you do photo shoots for magazines.” And I was like, “So do I, you’re absolutely right.” I’d been getting more and more frustrated for a while.

But I’ve made up my mind that when you see a Nicki Minaj magazine cover from now on, it’s really going to reflect me and it’s going to be something that I creatively had a hand in, because I don’t have to do it anymore. I don’t have to do things just to please people. It’s okay to do what I love because what I love, my fans love. And they’re really the only ones that should matter. The fashion world will have to come to Nicki Minaj, as opposed to Nicki Minaj trying to go to the fashion world.

Source: VIBE

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Behind The Scenes: Fabolous “She Did It”

Almost two months after releasing his latest mixtape, There Is No Competition: Death Comes In 3′s, platinum-selling rapper Fabolous decided to shoot a visual for “She Did It”. The visual is being directed by Aristotle  and feature guest appearances by French Montana, Juelz Santana and Lloyd Banks. The Brooklyn native will be releasing his new album, entitled Loso’s Way 2: The Rise To Power sometime this year. Peep the pictures below:

Pictures via Nigel D My Fabolous Life

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Sitting Front Row: Ashanti Spotted At The Falguni & Shane Peacock Fall 2012 Fashion Show

Over this past weekend, platinum-selling singer Ashanti was spotted sitting front row with Michelle Williams at the Falguni & Shane Peacock Fall 2012 Fashion Show as part of New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Ashanti was styling on them hoes in a daring and revealing multi-colored, sheer dress by Falguni & Shane Peacock, paired with Christian Louboutin Sex Pumps. Are you feeling Ashanti’s outfit? Peep the pictures below:

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New Music: Nicki Minaj “Starships”

Nicki Minaj wants to fly on her latest single “Starships,” which was just released on iTunes. The track was produced by RedOne and will appear on her forthcoming LP, entitled Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. The disc is scheduled to hit stores on April 3.

Nicki Minaj told Ryan Seacrest in a recent interview, “‘Starships’ is one of my absolute, absolute favorite records on Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,” she said. “It makes people feel happy and that’s all I want. I want to start the year off with making people feel good.

Listen to the track below:

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