Monthly Archives: March 2012

Family Love In The Big Apple: Big Sean Brings His Mother & Girlfriend Out For His Birthday Celebration

This past Thursday (March 29), G.O.O.D Music rapper Big Sean celebrated his 24th birthday at Webster Hall in New York City (This club has four massive floors to party and is located on 125th East 11th Street in Manhattan). During his b-day celebration, Sean was presented with a gold plaque for the song “My Last” Ft. Chris Brown and a platinum plaque for his double platinum dance track “A$$” Ft. Nicki Minaj. The track has sold over 2 million copies according to RIAA. A few industry vets including Don C (Kanye’s road manager), his managers Mike Brinkley and Kevin Liles, Funkmaster Flex, Free Maiden, Akinah Rahmaan and two of the most important women in his life; his mother and long-time girlfriend Ashley all attended this event, to celebrate with Big Sean. Peep the pictures below:

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Styling On Them Lames: Jay-Z In A Blue Denim Outfit & Timberland Boots

Looking like a million bucks! Jay-Z loves his Timberland boots and denim outfits, doesn’t he? The music mogul was spotted arriving to his Manhattan office earlier today Friday (March 30). Hova was accompanied by his security guard and he was also carrying his iPad. I wonder what’s on his iPad and what apps he downloaded. Hova kept it casual in a blue denim outfit and Timberland boots. Hova is aging well! He still looks like he’s in his late 20’s. It’s rumored that Hova and Kanye West aka The Throne will be touring across the ponds this summer. Peep the pictures below:

Update: Jay-Z is wearing an Alexander McQueen Raw Denim jacket and BBC V-Neck tee-shirt.

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Dope Or Nope? Marc Jacobs Beaded High-Top Sneakers ($932)

Marc Jacob is an upscale fashion brand by American fashion designer Marc Jacob. In the late 80′s the brand was launched and became one of the most popular upscale brands worldwide. Marc Jacob is also the creative director of the French brand Louis Vuitton. His newest footwear are the Beaded High-Top sneakers, which has beaded work on the sides and tongue. The beads are surrounded by smooth suede on the midsection and toe, and the entire shoe sits on a rubber sole with the Marc Jacobs logo.

Source: Upscale Hype

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A Must See: Lil Kim Wearing A Black Skin Baring Catsuit In New Promo Picture

I told you guys that Lil Kim is going to come back better than ever in 2012. Well, today fans got a special treat from the Queen Bee. Kimmy released a new promo picture of herself, posing across the floor in a sexual position, wearing a black skin baring catsuit and high-heeled boots. The shoot was shot by famed photographer Mike Antonio. Last week, Kimmy debuted her new single “Keys to the City” Ft. Young Jeezy.

Last month, Kimmy appeared as a guest on Bravo’s hit show ‘Watch What Happens Live’ with Andy Cohen, MTV‘s ‘Rap Fix Live,’ BET‘s ’106 & Park’ and ‘Rip The Runway’. She also sat  front-row at The Blonds “Live Fast, Dye Blond” Fall 2012 Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Milk Studio, NYC. Kimmy will also appear on an upcoming episode of BET’s “Lift Every Voice.

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A Get Together In NYC: Def Jam Records VP Shawn “Pecas” Costner Hosts Private Dinner With Grey Goose Cherry Noir & Friends

Last night Thursday (March 29), was an industry get together in NYC. Def Jam Records VP, Shawn “Pecas” Costner, hosted a GREY GOOSE Cherry Noir exclusive preview tasting and dinner with Chef Cynthia Sestito and friends at 632 Hudson. A highlight of the evening included a surprise appearance by Jay-Zwho came by for dinner to support Pecas and his Def Jam colleagues.  Jay-Z also made a specific request for the GREY GOOSE® Cherry Noir Midnight Highball to have with his meal. Other notable guests in attendance included DJ Khaled, Jessica White, Angie Martinez, Miss Info, DJ Suss One, Larry Cerullo, and Steve Tallides.

The evening kicked off with a casual cocktail reception, where arriving guests nibbled on delectable tray-passed hors d’oeuvres and sipped on GREY GOOSE® Cherry Noir Midnight Highball cocktails. Following the cocktail hour, guests were prompted upstairs for dinner into the candle-lit dining area where Pecas formally welcomed guests and Chef Cynthia Sestito introduced the evening’s cherry-inspired menu. GREY GOOSE Master Mixologist, Nick Mautone, was also on hand, crafting delicious Cherry Noir cocktails to pair with menu selections and to introduce the inspiration behind his cocktail each time a pairing was served. At the conclusion of the evening, Pecas raised a glass to his Chef Cynthia Sestito and guests, thanking GREY GOOSE and all of his friends who joined for the occasion, as well as reminding guests to share their thoughts about the experience at #cherrynoir. Peep the pictures below:

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Sneaker Me Dope: Fabolous Rocking Air Jordan IV ‘Cavs’

Rapper Fabolous recently filmed a video for New York’s DJ, DJ Kay Slay. The video was shot under the Brooklyn bridge. While on set, Loso was styling on them lames. He rocked a pair of Air Jordan IV ‘Cavs’ sneakers. This kicks are a tribute to “The Shot” over Craig Ehlo in the 1989 NBA Playoffs and are decked out in black suede, the kicks sport hits of blue and orange throughout. Loso paired his sneakers with a throwback New York Knicks varsity jacket and denim jeans. The Air Jordan IV ‘Cavs’ will be hitting sneaker retailers soon. Stay tuned to YDBR for the official release date.

Air Jordan IV ‘Cavs’ pics via HC

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She Is Cute As A Button: Christina Milian Shows Her Belly Ring & Tattoos In Beverly Hills

Lift up your shirt, let me see your belly button girl, you got a belly ring, show your belly button girl,” raps Cassidy on “Belly Button”. Yesterday Thursday (March 29), singer and actress Christina Milian was spotted showing her belly ring and tattoos in Beverly Hills. She was all glammed-up as she went to lunch at Le Petit Four restaurant at Sunset Plaza. Milian was wearing a pair of  $839 Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Sandals, paired with bubblegum pink skinny jeans and a grey shirt. Last month, Milian signed a new record deal with YMCMB.  Milian is just cute as a button! Are you feeling her look?

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Cash Money Billionaire: Birdman Speaks On How He Built His Brand, Rumors About Signing Rick Ross And The Game & Jay-Z “Baby Money” Line

Music mogul Bryan “Birdman” Williams is a true hustla and professional businessman. In the late 90′s, he secured a $30 million distribution deal with Universal for his Cash Money label. In my opinion, Birdman is one of the greatest visionaries in music’s history.  His label sold over 150 million records worldwide and he also has a winning team. The 43-year-old mogul, who’s known for flashing diamonds, cars, planes and yachts, had already made enough money where he could be kicking his feet up, but instead he keeps putting in long hours a day and sleepless nights to turn his brand into a billion dollar company. Complex magazine caught up with Birdman for an interview. The New Orleans native talked about how he built his brand, rumors about signing Rick Ross and The Game, Nicki Minaj being the biggest female rapper ever, Jay-Z  “baby money” line and much more. Below are some excerpts:

What is the difference between the music business today and 10 years ago?

Time changes time. Everything about the game changed from 10 years ago to now. You never had none of the things that we have now, like the Internet. So many different ways for us to make money now in music. And it’s so digital. We’re a digital-driven brand, we’re an Internet brand. We global nowadays. 15 years ago, when we first jumped on the scene with Universal, we had gotten too big as artists to be independent. But I still look at us as an indie company because we’re self-contained, we’re self owned. We came in the game self-contained, we probably the last independent label that lasted as long as it did. We our own bosses, run our own ship. For years we did it all off our own money. [The Universal deal] was a risk from day one, but I refuse to let somebody take something that we work hard for and just take half of it. I couldn’t see myself doing that.

How many records has Cash Money sold so far?

We sold 150 million so far. Our track record runs deep. We’ve been the most dominant force of 2011, we gonna be the most dominant force of 2012. We have 16 releases in the first six months of this year. Our goal, as a brand, is to put out 100 albums a year. So I’m trying to figure out how we gonna reach that…

Source: Complex

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Dope Girl Fresh: Angela Simmons Rocking $680 Maison Martin Margiela Metallic Mirror Sneakers & Carrying A $1,280 Louis Vuitton Bag

Socialite Angela Simmons was recently spotted making her way to the nail salon in Beverly Hills. Angela rocked a casual look, she was wearing some black tights and tee-shirt. However, she kept it upscale in her $680 Maison Martin Margiela Metallic Mirror sneakers, which features metallic faux-leather, a padded velcro strap at the ankle and a lace-up closure at the front. She was also carrying a $1,280 Louis Vuitton Vernis Alma MM Pomme D’Amour bag. Are you feeling Angela’s look?

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Is He A Bad Boy? Drake Speaks On Walking Out of His Vibe Interview, Drinking & Smoking

Earlier in the week, rapper Drake performed in front of a large audience, totaling over 18,000 people at the O2 Arena in South-East London. This was the biggest concert of his career, by far. While in London, Drake sat down with Guardian for an exclusive interview. He addressed the rumors about him walking out of a Vibe interview for their February 2012 issue, being himself, calling himself the rap Hendrix or Marley, people hating him, drinking and smoking. Below are some excerpts:

On walking out of Vibe Interview:

“I didn’t like the way I was treated,” he says. “They ran this story about how I’m the most bitter guy, and my life is in turmoil. And I’m, like, a very happy 25-year-old kid living an amazing life. They tried to put a damper on my character, I guess because I didn’t play according to their rules.”

On Being himself:

“It doesn’t take me six hours to get ready, and I don’t have to wake up in the morning and remember to act like this or talk like that,” he says. “I just have to be me. And people really like that.”

On the track “Lord Knows” he stakes a claim for himself as the rap Hendrix or Marley:

“I didn’t really say I was the rap Hendrix or Marley, I said I was the descendant,” he corrects, smiling at the tenuous distinction. “Because I feel like that’s what I want to be for this generation: iconic. That’s the purpose I want to serve on this earth. I want my words to be remembered in 10, 15 years.”

On people really hating him and being labeled “soft”:

“There are people who really hate me and everything I stand for, like, ‘He’s so soft’. But I’m not soft. I’m just not one of those people who’s closed off emotionally. I went through too much with my father and my mother, watching her go through her shit and be hurt … I’ve seen too many people cry. Plus, I’ve had too many girls to ever feel uncomfortable about the man that I am.”

On drinks, drugs and weed:

“Have I sipped codeine before?” he asks for me. “Yeah, of course. Have I smoked weed? Yes. Do I drink wine? Yes. But do I do it excessively? No. I’m not a reckless guy. I do it all within moderation. I’m not into drugs.” He realises what he has just said, and bursts out laughing, as do his crew. “I mean any outside the ones I just mentioned.

Source: Guardian

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