Daily Archives: March 13, 2012

Another Nice Day: Beyonce & Blue Ivy Carter Walking In NYC

International superstar Beyoncé enjoyed today’s nice 70 degree weather in NYC. She took her 2-month-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter out for a walk in the city. Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z attended The Dream’s concert Sunday at SOB’s in NYC. Jay-Z is currently in Texas for SXSW. Beyoncé’s single “Love on Top” is currently No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Peep the pictures below:

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Picture Me Dope: Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose At The ‘Guns N’ Roses’ Concert At The House Of Blues In Los Angeles

Last night Monday (March 12), rapper Wiz Khalifa and his fiancée Amber Rose were spotted at the “Guns N’Roses” concert at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. The happy couple held hands and smiled as they entered the show. Khalifa was wearing a black biker jacket, tee-shirt  and camo pants. Rose was wearing an Alexander Wang Engineered Variegated Striped Dress. Earlier today, Khalifa released his new mixtape, entitled Taylor Allderdicelater today. Peep the pictures below:

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Say Word! Music Executive Joie Manda To Become President Of Def Jam

There are going to be some major changes over at Def Jam. According to HitDailyDouble, music executive Joie “I.E.” Manda is expected to become president of the  prominent Hip-Hop label. Manda  is no stranger to the music industry. He works as an executive at Warner Bros. Records. The President of  Def Jam position is vacant and has not been occupied since Jay-Z left in 2007.  In the past it was rumored that record producer and music CEO Irv Gotti and Ludacris manager Chaka Zulu would replace Jigga but those rumors were untrue.

According to XXL.Com Currently, Manda works closely with Todd Moscowitz, the Warner Bros. co-president and a former lieutenant under former Def Jam president Lyor Cohen. Together, the two (with Manda serving as EVP of the label’s urban offerings) have built Warner Bros. Records into a burgeoning powerhouse by inking Common, Curren$y and Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group signees Wale, Meek Mill and Stalley. Other notable acts on the roster include Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame and upstarts Kirko Bangz, XV and the New Boyz. Prior to his work at Warner Bros., Manda held positions at Asylum Records and worked for Funkmaster Flex.”

Sources at Warner Bros. Records and Def Jam were surprised by the news, with one labeling the possible hiring as “unrealistic,” as told to XXL.Com. As of press time an official announcement hasn’t been made. Stay tuned to YDBR for the latest.

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Nicki Minaj Covers Allure: The Queens Native Speaks On Why She Appeals To Audience As Young As 8-Year-Old

Queens native Nicki Minaj is gracing the cover of the April 2012 issue Allure Magazine. In the cover story, the YMCMB platinum-selling femcee talks about her future plans, coming for Jay-Z’s spot, as well as why she appeals to audience as young as 8-year-old. Below are some excerpts:

On her future plans for world domination:

I never thought about music as just being the end-all, be-all. I always looked at it like a business, something that I could create an empire out of. So that’s why I’m only about to put out my second album and I’m already thinking about this. I had a little conversation with Jay-Z at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. He said, ‘Congratulations on all your success.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m coming for you. I’m coming for your spot, Mr. Mogul.’ ”

On why she appeals to audience as young as 8 year olds

I think as far as the younger demo is concerned, I play dress-up. I also can put on a very cartoonish voice. So sometimes children may not know what I’m saying, but they like the sound of it, and they think I sound like some weird character.”

Spotted: Necole Bitchie via Allure

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Sneaker Me Dope: Jay-Z Rocking Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Black/Solar Red”

Last week, music mogul and part NBA owner Jay-Z was spotted at the NJ Nets vs. L.A. Clippers game at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Jay-Z and his childhood friend Emory Jones sat court side to watch the game. The final score was 101-100, in favor of the Nets. Jay-Z was styling on them lames in a pair of Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Black/Solar Red” sneakers. Jigga paired his kicks with denim jeans and a black tee-shirt. The Nike Air Yeezy 2 will be released in this spring and priced at $235. Peep the pictures below:

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Styling On Them Hoe: Kim Kardashians In An A.L.C Mint Blazer & Christian Louboutin Lassagi Suede Platform Slingbacks

Reality star and socialite Kim Kardashian was recently spotted pumping gas into her car at a L.A. gas station. The diva was styling on them hoes in a $698 mint-color ALC Blazer. Kim paired her blazer with a black shirt, jeans and some Christian Louboutin Lassagi Suede Platform Slingbacks. Kim rocked that outfit! Mint is one of the hottest colors this season. Kim was  recently down in Atlanta filming scenes for Drop Dead Diva, a Lifetime show filmed in Peachtree City. Are you feeling Kim’s outfit?

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Tell Flex To Drop A Bomb: Meek Mill & Stalley “Funkmaster Flex” Hot 97 Freestyle

Last night was a good evening in NYC. Rick Ross and his Maybach Music Group (Wale, Meek Mill and Stalley) stopped by DJ Funk Master Flex radio show on Hot 97. After premiering Rick Ross, Wale & Stalley “Another Round (Remix)” , Meek Mill and Stalley dropped some bars over Red Cafe’s “Let It Go”. They even went old skool on them, by rapping over Redman’s “Tonight’s The Night”. Shout-out to DJ Funk Master Flex, I see you homie! Listen to the audio below:

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Walking In New York City: Beyonce Take Blue Ivy Carter For A Stroll In The Park

Yesterday Monday (March 12), Beyoncé and her mother Tina Knowles were spotted walking in Manhattan with 2-month-old Blue Ivy Carter. Baby Blue got a chance to feel the NYC breeze as she was secured in a baby carrier. Beyoncé was dressed-down in a brimmed hat, blazer, patterned trousers, and loafers. Jay-Z was in Texas for SXSW. Peep the pictures below:

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Rack City: Tyga And Blac Chyna Covers Urban Ink Magazine

YMCMB rapper Tyga and former King of Diamonds stripper Blac Chyna are heating things up with their latest Urban Ink magazine cover. The dope rapper and former dancer are featured in Urban Ink‘s March/April issue.  On the front cover, Blac Chyna is wearing a black swimsuit, gloves and long hair, while Tyga is topless with black jeans and tons of jewelry. This issue hits stands on March 13th and includes some commentary about how they first met, as well as the meaning behind their tattoos.

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