Rapper A$AP Rocky was chillin, drinking an Olde English and wearing a pair of Air Jordan IV “White/Cement” sneakers. Rocky paired his kicks with a grey sweatsuit. The Air Jordan 4 “White/Cement” is now available at sneaker retailers. They were originally released in 1989 and resurfaced in 1999. This Harlem native is working on an A$AP Mob compilation album, his debut album and a collabo album with Schoolboy Q. Earlier in the week, A$AP Rocky hit the road with Drake and Kendrick Lamar as part of the “Club Paradise” tour.
In my opinion, besides Jay-Z and Kanye West, Miami’s rapper Rick Ross is the dopest rapper in the game. While on the set of his “MMG Untouchable” visual shoot, Ross got a co-sign from super music producer Timbaland. The V.A. Grammy Award winning producer has compared the platinum-selling rapper to the late Notorious B.I.G.
“Let me show ya’ll how to take it to the next level. The best with the best,” said Timbaland, while on set of Rozay’s video for “MMG Untouchable.” “He’s the newest, reincarnated B.I.G. and that’s coming from the heart, a ni**a who worked with B.I.G. I’m telling you like it is. I know rap stars and he’s one of the biggest rap stars who ever done it. I’m happy to be a part of it.”
Rozay and Timbo have been in the studio working on new music for Ross’ upcoming album God Forgives, I Don’t. “We putting some magic together that’s finna come to ya’ll real soon in a major way,” said Rozay. Peep the visual below:
Rapper and fashion designer Kanye West and creative director of Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci are featured in the March 2012 issue of Vogue magazine. In the picture above, West and Tisci are photo’d with Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine sitting on West’s lap. The end of last year, West moved to London so that he could focus more on his fashion career. In the article Tisci highlight his relationships with the various people, including Kanye West. They also talked about Jay-Z’s and Kanye West’s platinum-selling album, Watch The Throne. Below are some excerpts:
“Tisci’s passion for music has taken him around the world. His strong connection to the worlds of rap and R&B led his friends Kanye West and Jay-Z to enlist his services as art director for their collaborative album, Watch The Throne.”
“I was a little bit scared, ” admits Tisci, “Because I’m not an artist or graphic artist.” He finally agreed and was awed when a meeting sequed into a jam session that involved Rihanna, Swizz Beatz and Pharrell Williams, all freely exchanging ideas “like a family giving opinions to each other,” remembers Tisci, “sharing – which is something that fashion is missing,” he adds plaintively.
“His artwork for the single “H.A.M.” and the album (which reached number one on iTunes in 24 countries) draw Tisci’s childhood passion for mythology and religious iconography and his current engagement with psychedelic prints and graphics.”