Daily Archives: March 9, 2012

IT WAS ALL A DREAM: Celebrating The Life Of The Notorious BIG 15 Years Later

Christopher Wallace a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G. is considered by many to be one of the greatest MC’s to ever pick up a mic or spit a 16. On March 9, 1997,  The Notorious B.I.G was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. 15 years later, we’re still celebrating the life of The Notorious B.I.G.

On this day, 15 years ago, the platinum-selling rapper attended an after party hosted by Vibe magazine, after the 11 annual Soul Train Music Awards. Biggie and his entourage left the Petersen Automotive Museum in two GMC Suburban trucks to go back to their hotel. Biggie was in the front passenger of the first GMC with D-Roc, Lil Cease and G-Money. A little after midnight, Biggie truck stopped at a red light. A black Chevrolet Impala pulled alongside Biggie’s truck, rolled down his window and fired bullets at Biggie’s GMC . Four of the bullets hit Biggie in the chest and he was pronounced dead around 1:15 am at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

“Long live the KING, we will always love Big Poppa.”

“However I stay Coogi down to the socks.”

“Rings and watch filled with rocks”

“I was a terror since the public school era.”

“Smoking blunts was a daily routine since 13.”

“Putting five carats in my baby girl ear”

Most MC’s who came out in the 90′s and beyond owe respect to the “Player President.” He lived Notorious and was the Black Frank White. How could we ever forget “Big Poppa” with classics like “Juicy” and “Who Shot Ya”? Not only was he a Black male that was stereotyped, he was also misunderstood, but no matter what, he always repped his Brooklyn hood.


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Cali Love: Chris Brown & His Girlfriend Karrueche Tran Spotted Leaving Tru Nightclub

Chris Brown and his girlfriend Karrueche Tran were recently spotted leaving Tri Nightclub in L.A. They drove off in Breezy’s Lamborghini. He just dropped a visual for his single “How I Feel”. On May 8th, Breezy will be releasing his new album, entitled Fortune. On the album cover, “Fortune” is written in a lot of different languages in the background. Fortune is rumored to feature collaborations with Asher Roth, Wiz Khalifa, Kid Sister, and will.i.am, among others.

Breezy also took to his official Twitter account @ChrisBrown and tweeted, “I hope this album shows growth and positivity to all my fans and will inspire them to live life to the fullest!!! #FORTUNE.” “The reason for may 8th is so you ( the fans) can have more music to make ur decision on if u want #FORTUNE,” added Breezy.

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Passion For Fashion: T.I. Rocking A Stussy Red Heather Varsity Jacket & Nike Air Max

This past Wednesday (March 7), in Atlanta, Atlantic Records hosted a cocktail reception for Trey Songz and T.I., at Frank Ski’s Restaurant & Lounge. The event took place the night before Trey’s “Anticipation 2our” stop at ATL’s Fox Theatre. T.I. was styling on them lames in a $127 Stussy Red Heather varsity jacket, which features 100% cotton body with the SS link embroidery, snap buttons, two slit pockets, and ribbed detailing. T.I. paired his jacket with denim jeans and some Nike Air Max, while Trey wore a purple shirt, matching Hornets cap and Nike Dunks. Peep the pictures below:

T.I. and Trey Songz  recorded a new song for Tip’s upcoming album, entitled Trouble Man. The track was produced by Rico Love. There is no official release date on T.I.’s upcoming projects as of yet.

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Official Artwork: Nicki Minaj Reveals ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’ Covers

Young Money’s femcee Nicki Minaj will be releasing her sophomore album, entitled Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded on April 3. This is the follow-up to her platinum-selling disc, Pink Friday, which debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart with first-week sales of 375,000 copies. A few weeks later, the album reached number one on the chart and as of today, the disc sold over 1.7 million copies worldwide. On the cover, Minaj is sporting a chucky-ish look with splashes of bright colors. The album’s lead single, “Starships,” was released to iTunes and debuted at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. The second single “Roman Reloaded” received positive reviews. Peep the deluxe edition cover below:

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Dope Or Nope? $1,174 Balenciaga Scuba Bomber Jacket

Upscale fashion brand Balenciaga recently released images of their bomber jacket, which is now available at luxury retailers for $1,174. The jacket draws design inspiration from the sea, and features teal scuba diving scale sleeves, and a turquoise body with a button front closure. This jacket is pretty dope and is the right color for spring. I am definitely feeling this jacket. 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. Thanks to Kanye West, the brand is popular in the Hip-Hop culture.

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