Daily Archives: March 7, 2012

Super Dope: A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross, Nas, DMX & The Lox Featured On Swizz Beatz Mixtape

Swizz Beatz is back in the studio and he is about to drop a new mixtape. In the beginning of the year, Swizzy announced that he was working with a few artists on his upcoming disc. RapFix caught up with Swizzy recently, he revealed that Rick Ross, Nas, DMX and The Lox will all be featured on his mixtape, in addition to A$AP Rocky who will appear on his first single.

When the Rick Ross mixtape Rich Forever came out that inspired me to do a mixtape because sometimes people need to get back into the element of what you do, since they see you doing so many different ventures,” said Swizz  Beatz, confirming that, “My first single is with me and A$AP Rocky.”

People have to know that you can take it back to the basics and keep it hip-hop and keep it fun and just do what made you the person that you are. That’s why I think this mixtape is important. I’m vibing with Nas on it, Rick Ross, DMX, The Lox, people that everybody’s like ‘Man, when are you guys gonna do a track together?’ and ‘When is this happening? I thought the mix tape was a great way to bring that to life.”

I know that everybody was looking for a whole album,” he added. “But I’m a perfectionist and I felt like I just wanted to put some more finishing touches on it and figured I don’t have to rush anything.”

An official title and release date has yet been announced. Stay tuned to YDBR for the latest on Swizz Beatz.

Source: MTV

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Sneaker Me Dope: Teyana Taylor Rocking Air Jordan 10 “Chicago”

Teyana Taylor was recently spotted rocking a pair of Air Jordan 10 “Chicago” sneakers. Classic hints of red make their way to a Jumpman on the heel, red-striped outsole and culminating amidst the checkered interior lining. A debossed tongue hit and a tonal nylon heel tab round out the iconic shoe. These sneakers pay tribute to MJ, when he played with the Chicago Bulls. Taylor paired her sneakers with grey sweats, black hoodie and leather jacket. The 21-year-old Harlem native will be releasing her EP, entitled The Misunderstanding of Teyana Taylor on March 12.

Air Jordan 10 “Chicago” pictures via Nice Kicks.

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Official Artwork: Wiz Khalifa ‘Taylor Allderdice’ Cover

On Tuesday Atlantic Records rapper Wiz Khalifa will be dropping a new mixtape with his Taylor Gang crew, entitled Taylor Allderdice.The official artwork for the disc was just released. On the cover, Khalifa is wearing a hat, denim jacket, pants, and Timbaland boots. He is also carrying a men purse.

Khalifa is currently in the studio recording tracks for his sophomore album, entitled O.N.I.F.C. The acronym stands for Only N***a In First Class. The title was inspired by Prodigy of Mobb Deep 2000 debut solo album Head N***a in Charge. “It’s inspired by Prodigy’s H.N.I.C.,” said Khalifa. “When he dropped that, I felt like that sounded so strong,” added Khalifa

This will be the follow-up to Khalifa’s debut LP Rolling Papers, which debuted at #2 on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 197,000 copies. As of now, the disc has sold over 600,000 copies worldwide.

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Is She Bigger Than NYC? Lala Vazquez-Anthony Covers Latina Magazine & Talks Trusting Melo, Being Satisfied & Having Good Family Support

Media personality, TV Host, Reality Star and Business Mogul Lala Vazquez-Anthony is covering the April 2012 issue of Latina magazinewhich hits newsstands on Tuesday, March 13th. In the cover story, the talented Brooklyn native talks about giving her husband, NBA Player Carmelo Anthony his space, trusting him, being satisfied, having good family support and much more. Lala is doing a great job at branding herself, I respect what she does. She is also well-spoken, educated and very talented. Be sure to watch La La’s Full Court Life beginning March 19th on VH1 at 9pm. Below are some excerpts:

On giving her husband Carmelo Anthony space and how they have lasted 8 years.

“It’s been 15 days since I’ve seen my husband. That’s a long time for us to go without seeing each other. But I went on this whirlwind of launching the makeup line and my husband’s a basketball player. It’s not like he can say, ‘Hey, I’m not playing in the game today, I’m going to meet up with my wife somewhere.’ We’ve been together for eight years and I think we’ve lasted this long because we give each other space. But there’s also that time where it can be too much space.”

On not being satisfied, looking for the next thing and balancing it all.

“I’m never satisfied—career-wise, I mean—I’m always looking for the next thing; that’s just my personality,” she says. “Why can’t I be a great mom, wife, TV host, actress, producer, have my own reality show and makeup line? The hard part is the balancing of it all.”

On trusting her husband Carmelo

“I wouldn’t say it’s a misconception, because there are a lot of athletes who do live a certain life with women everywhere,” La La says. “So you can’t act like it’s the craziest thing you’ve ever heard, because it is out there. But I’m secure in my relationship. I’m happy with having my own thing going on. I don’t spend all day worrying about what he’s doing. In that sense, I trust him.”

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Picture Me Dope: Kanye West Wearing A $1010 Balmain Denim Shirt

Rapper and fashion designer Kanye West was photo’d out in Paris wearing a $1,010 Balmain denim shirt, which features a faded wash, frayed hem, and pearl covered snap button closures. He also wore a pair of black leather pants. Yesterday Tuesday (March 6), West debuted his Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection in Paris. Models walked the runway in a total of 20 different looks which included leather, furs and biker jackets.

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Fear Is Victory’s Evolution: Game Releasing New Mixtape & Album

Compton rapper Game is still shooting visuals for tracks off his last disc, The R.E.D. Album. He is preparing to drop the official visual for his single “The City” Ft. Kendrick Lamar. That is not the only thing Game is working on. He is also gearing up to release a new mixtape and album, entitled F.I.V.E.: Fear Is Victory’s Evolution.

“The meaning behind that is like—me as a rapper, you as a journalist, Kobe as a basketball player—you gotta be afraid to do something, or have those butterflies in your stomach,” he explained about the title to XXLMag.com. “We all get that feeling. Before you did your first interview, you probably was like, ‘Damn, I don’t want to ask the wrong questions. I want to do this right.’ Me, before I wrote my first rap, or the first time I was in the booth. Fear. But then fear is victory’s evolution. After a while, you become a dope journalist, I become a dope rapper, Kobe is Kobe. You achieve and you pass over that fear. Now it ain’t fear; it’s just victory. It’s victory of all.”

I’m gonna always come with a dope concept,” Game added. “That’s word to my n***a Nas. I’m a huge fan of Nas, now he’s like my brother in this shit. I’ma always try to keep my albums consistently tied into some kind of concept.”

This album, will be Game’s fifth and final album for Jimmy Iovine/Interscope Records. As such, he will fulfill his contractual obligations to Interscope.

Jimmy Iovine is, shit, probably weeks out from opening the budget for my fifth album,” the platinum-selling rapper said. “And then once I do this F.I.V.E. album, it might be a wrap. We’ll see. I know somebody going to give me some millions before I do anything. I see myself getting a lot of money to carry out the remaining time in my career. It don’t really matter where it’s at—it’s just the imprint on the back of the album.”

Game is also scheduled to drop a new mixtape later this month. An official title and release date has yet to be announced. It was also rumored that Game is headed to Cash Money Records.

Source: XXL

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Dope Girl Fresh: Cassie Wearing A Givenchy Tee-Shirt & Nike Blazer Sneakers

Singer and model Cassie is still over in France for ‘Paris Fashion Week’. Yesterday, she sat front row at the Kanye West Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter 2012 show. She was dope girl fresh in a Givenchy pre-fall 2012 tee-shirt, quilted leather pants, and red Nike blazer sneakers. I am feeling Cassie’s look. I think she is becoming one of the hottest chicks in the game. Peep the pictures below:

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