Daily Archives: February 20, 2012

Courtside At MSG: Jay-Z, Beyonce And Spike Lee Watching The Knicks Vs. Nets Game

Tonight Monday (February 20), music mogul Jay-Z, his beautiful wife Beyoncé and Spike Lee are currently sitting court side at the world’s famous Madison Square Garden arena in New York City, watching the New York Knicks vs. New Jersey Nets game. The couple is there to show love and support to Jay’s team (Net), while director Spike Lee is rooting for his Knicks. As of 9pm, it is halftime. Stay tuned to YDBR for more updates about the Knicks vs. Nets.

UPDATE: The game is now over. The final score was  100-92, in favor of the Nets.

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Sitting Front Row: Kanye West At Mark Fast Fashion Show

Earlier today Monday (February 20), international music artist and fashion designer Kanye West was spotted sitting front row at the Mark Fast show during the 2012 London Fashion Week . Yeezy was styling on them lames in a denim Balmain jacket layered over a mint green Acne Galway knit sweater from the Spring/Summer 2012 Collection, faded jeans, and a pair of his new Nike Air Yeezy sneakers. He was laughing it up with TV personality Zara Martin as models walked the catwalk. The end of last year West moved to London so that he could focus more on his fashion career. During Paris Fashion Week on March 6, West will take a second shot at designing his new womenswear collection. Peep the pictures below:

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Styling On Them Lames: Wale In An OG BBC Ice Cream Varsity Jacket & Air Jordan 5 “Tokyo 23″ Sneakers

Wale was spotted rocking a pair of Air Jordan 5 “Tokyo 23″ sneakers. “This special collaboration consists of a suede yellow upper, the Jordan 5’s signature 3M metallic tongue and clear accents such as the sole and netting, and Jordan Brand’s signature cement print in black and yellow. The sidewall of the Air Jordan 5 Tokyo 23 has a unique “23” symbol – a highlight of the Shibuya Ward of Japan,” Hypebeast. Wale paired his sneakers with some camo pants and an OG BBC Icecream varsity jacket. This jacket features a fabric body, a ribbed collar, cuffs and hem, with leather sleeves.

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People CAN’T Get Enough Of This Topic: A$AP Rocky Speaks On Homophobia In Hip-Hop

This Harlemite was introduced to the world over this past summer 2011, with his dope singles “Peso” and “Purple Swag”. Together, the singles are nearing a combined eight million views. Before this 24-year-old rapper released his debut mixtape, entitled LiveLoveA$AP, he had already secured a $3 million distribution deal with RCA/Pologrounds. Rocky’s sound was heavily influenced by the South (Houston). He is working on his debut solo album, an A$AP Mob compilation album and a collabo album with Schoolboy Q. Last week, Rocky hit the road with Drake and Kendrick Lamar as part of the “Club Paradise” tour.

One of the biggest topics in the music industry, that people CAN’T get enough of is homophobia in Hip-Hop. In a recent interview with Spinner, A$AP Rocky spoke about homophobia in Hip-Hop. Below are some excerpts:

“I don’t give a f— about your business,” ASAP Rocky tells Spinner. “Man, if you’re gay we can be friends. If you’re straight, we can be friends. I’m not gay, I don’t plan on being gay, I don’t condone it and I’m not sayin’ I’m against it. I really don’t give a f— and I don’t think anyone should care about what another man’s preference is… unless he’s interested, if you know what I’m sayin’.”

Who gives a f—?” he continues. “I like women. I love women. I’m not going to not be your friend because you like men. As long as you’re a great person and, aside from that, y’know, you don’t bother me and make me uncomfortable, then let’s be friends, dude.

It doesn’t matter. You don’t see people for being gay. People need to leave gay people the f— alone. Like, who cares? If you still care about s— like that you need to just hang yourself like the rest of them KKK motherf—ers. For real. Who gives a f—?

What bothers ASAP Rocky most is that he figures things like homophobia are bad for his music.

“I’m not saying that hip-hop needs gay rappers or anything,” he says, “but they need to stop being so close-minded because that will just cause the genre to fail. Look at pop. Pop doesn’t discriminate against people. Look at Lady Gaga, y’know what I mean? Who the f— makes the rules for hip-hop? Who the f— dictates who’s cool and who’s not? F— you.”

ASAP Rocky figures there are better reasons to hate someone than who a person chooses to have sex with, and he feels hip-hoppers should be more accepting.

“[Hate a person] because they’re a thief or a bad person,” he says. “Don’t hate ’em for what they choose to do, because they make decisions on their own time what they choose to do. I don’t care and it’s like f—ed up that hip-hop is so retarded. They don’t want to accept nothing.”

Source: Spinner

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Sneaker Me Dope: Chris Brown Rocking Air Jordan IV “White/Cement”

Singer, dancer and actor Chris Brown is still vacaying in Miami. Yesterday Sunday (February 19), he was spotted rocking a pair of Air Jordan IV “White/Cement” as he was leaving his Miami Beach hotel. Breezy paired his sneakers with black jeans and a white tee-shirt. He also accessorized his sneakers/outfit with large gold chains. The Air Jordan 4 “White/Cement” are now available at sneaker retailers. They were originally released in 1989 and resurfaced in 1999.

Breezy is in the studio working on his new album, entitled Fortune. The disc is scheduled for a Spring 2012 release and it’s rumored to feature collaborations with Asher Roth, Wiz Khalifa, Kid Sister, and will.i.am, among others.

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Bottles Poppin In NYC: Cassie, Diddy & French Montana Parties At SL

Over this past weekend, singer/model Cassie celebrated the released of her latest single “King Of Hearts” by throwing a lavish party at SL in NYC. Diddy, French Montana and DJ Funk Master Flex all rolled through to show Cassie some love. “King Of Hearts” is the lead single off her upcoming album, entitled Electro Love. Cassie was styling on them hoes in a fur vest with an Alice Cooper tee-shirt. Peep the pictures below:

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Dope Or Nope? $595 Balenciaga High-Top Sneakers

Balenciaga was founded in 1914 by Cristóbal Balenciaga, a Spanish designer, born in the Basque Country, Spain. Over the past few years, Balenciaga became one of the fastest growing brands worldwide. The upscale brand is now owned by Gucci. Images of Balenciaga’s high-top sneakers were recently released. These turquoise multi colorway kicks feature a suede front and mesh details, and are available now at Barneys for $595. Balenciaga are my favorite upscale brand of sneakers. I am addicted to these kicks. What are your thoughts on them? Vote below:

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