Daily Archives: May 3, 2012

Father & Daughter Love: Nas’ “Daughter” Visual Will Include His 17-Year-Old Daughter Destiny [With Pictures]

Last week, Hip-Hop legend Nas premiered his latest single “Daughters”. The NO I.D. produced track will appear on Nas’ 10th studio LP, entitled Life Is Good, due July 17 via Def Jam. Days later, Nas linked up with veteran music producer Chris Robinson to shoot the visual which will feature is 17-year-old daughter, Destiny Jones. Peep the pictures below:

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Killing The Modeling Game: Chanel Iman Covers FOAM Magazine

Victoria’s Secret model Chanel Iman sure is killing the modeling game. The 22-year-old international model is covering the latest issue of FOAM magazine. On the front page, she is wearing a black bra, white and black jacket and gold necklace. She is also pulling her hair. Throughout her spread, Chanel is modeling in different swimsuits. Peep the pictures below:

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Sneaker Me Dope: T.I. Rocking Nike Zoom Hyperenforcer

Rapper T.I. and his daughter Zonnique recently attended Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs between the Atlanta Hawks and the Boston Celtics at Philips Arena. T.I. was rocking a pair of Nike Zoom Hyperenforcer paired with a white-tee shirt and camo shorts. “The Nike Zoom Hyperenforcer XD Men’s Basketball Shoes are meant for the concrete and asphalt of outdoor courts. The shoes have the silhouette and upper of the Zoom Hyperforce and reposition the outsole with an Xtra Durable (XD), high abrasion rubber compound. The basketball shoes have a clean look with a Flywire and Hyperfuse composite upper, Phylon midsole and Zoom Air cushioning.”-Finish Line

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New Visual: A$AP Rocky “Goldie”

Rapper A$AP Rocky jetted to Paris to shoot parts of his visual to the single “Goldie.” While in Paris, Rocky was riding around in a nice car and showing off his Christian Louboutin loafers for the cameras. The visual also features naked females, gold, upscale designer clothes and condoms. Long.Live.A$AP arrives in July. Watch the visual below:

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La La & Carmelo Anthony, Big Sean, Melanie Fiona & Rocsi Joins Swizz Beatz And Alicia Keys At Charity Event

Happily couple Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys recently hosted the 4th Annual Bronx Charter School for the Arts Auction in New York City at the Marquee. The Deans held this event to help raise money for after-school programs at The Bronx Charter School for Arts as well as provide support and enrichment programs for struggling learners at the school. Noticeable celebrities such as La La & Carmelo Anthony, Big Sean, Melanie Fiona and Rocsi were all in attendance. Peep the pictures below:

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Diddy, Lyor Cohen & Swizz Beatz Joins The Bawse (Rick Ross) At NYC Press Conference, Ross Announces Omarion Is Signed To The Label & Gives LP’s Release Dates

Yesterday, Wednesday (May 2), I (Don Bleek) attended the Rick Ross/MMG (Maybach Music Group) Press Conference at Eventi Hotel in Manhattan, New York. The conference started about 2pm EST and was hosted by Hip-Hop journalist/blogger Elliott Wilson.

After Wilson welcomed a large group of industry journalists, bloggers, music executives, videographers and media personalities, the conference began with a visual of Rick Ross journey to success, followed by a speech from Warner Music Group Chairman and CEO Lyor Cohen who spoke highly of Ross’ artistry and business decisions. “He has the biggest office in the world, that’s called the streets,” said Cohen who hasn’t spoken publicly at a press conference in almost 18 years, when he introduced Roc-A-Fella.

The music speaks for itself. As far as the artists, it was a natural bond. Self-made is all about breaking the mode and doing what’s in the norms,” said Ross when Wilson asked him about social media and his MMG brand. “It’s about being able to do it yourself, carrying on the weight. It’s about content. I always wanted more content, letting people seeing us being in the studio,” added Ross.

After a great speech by Lyor, the next thing on the press agenda was Wilson asking Ross a couple of questions. Music producer and fashion designer Swizz Beatz then proceeded to the podium where both Swizzy and Ross announced they’ll be doing a ‘Big & Tall’ clothing line for Reebok. “I’m honored Reebok allowed me to open up the lane with Rick Ross,” said Swizz Beatz. “The art of Hip-Hop is to expand. Thanks Swizz for giving me the opportunity,” said Ross.

Entertainment mogul Diddy followed up and detailed his relationship with Ross from the beginning to the current time. “Ross is a pioneer, to have a relationship with him, this is not by accident,” Diddy stated with tons of confidences. “Rich Forever set the tone and changed the game. He puts out so much work that he overwhelms the marketplace,” added Diddy.

Diddy and Swizz Beatz cleared the podium to make room for MMG’s recording artists Wale and Meek Mill. Wale announced that Self Made Vol. 2 arrives on June 26. The first single from the album, “Bag Of Money” visual premiered on BET’s “106 & Park” last night Wednesday (May 2). Before leaving the podium, Wale announced that his third solo effort will arrive at the end of this year or the first week in January. Philly’s own Meek Mill announced that his debut album, entitled Dreams & Nightmares drops August 28. “I named it Dreams & Nightmares because it gives both sides of my story,” said Mill. Next Monday (May 7), Mill will release his highly anticipated Dream Chasers 2 mixtape. Bad Boy rapper French Montana was also in attendance and he announced that his debut, Excuse My French will drop July 17.  The first single from his disc “Pop Dat” Ft Uncle Luke, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and Drake will be out soon.

The conference also served as a platform to announce the signing of R&B singer Omarion. About two weeks ago, a picture of Omarion in the recording studio with Rick Ross started speculations that he was going to sign with “The Bawse.” Those speculations were indeed true. It’s official, the former B2K singer has been added to the MMG team. Ross introduced Omarion who declared himself ‘Maybach O’. He is planning to drop an EP sometime this year. At the conference, we got a chance to watch the preview of his visual “Let’s Talk” Ft. Rick Ross.

The biggest announcement of the conference was when Ross announced that his fifth studio LP, God Forgives, I Don’t will arrive on July 31. A single should be out within the next few weeks.

Words by Donovan “Don Bleek” Moore

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Sexy & Colorful: The Talented Christina Milian Covers Denim Magazine

Singer Christina Milian is looking sexy and colorful on the latest issue of Denim Magazine. On the cover she is wearing a yellow shirt and purple dress pants. Inside, Milian chats about balancing many faucets, what’s a day in her life is like, post divorce, her career and more.

DENIM: How are you balancing the many faucets of your career and being a mommy?

CM: #TeamNoSleep – that’s what I live by! I have a nanny and family to help and I try to bring Violet everywhere I can.

DENIM: What’s a day in the life of Christina Milian?

CM: Wake up, bathe and feed Violet, answer emails and business questions with my Mother. Then I work out, head to meetings, and later have a glass of wine with my girlfriends. After that, I head home and continue business and mommy-hood until the day ends. Maybe even go to the studio- late.

DENIM: Post divorce, how is your relationship with The Dream?

CM: He and I are cool now. We have a good rapport with each other and are focused on Violet living a happy life.

DENIM: Spin the threads. Are you currently dating? Are you looking to re-marry someday?

CM: Not into dating. I don’t want to waste time on someone else to break my heart, take up my time or even deal with another character. I’m happy being a mom and staying focused. NO DRAMA!

DENIM: If you decided to start dating, what characteristics in a man do you find attractive?

CM: Humble, funny, focused and can communicate well. He’s got to be interesting!

DENIM: Congratulations on your new role for the 2nd season of The Voice! What exactly is that role and do you have any expectations? What can we [viewers] expect?

CM: I’m the host of all their web connects- from Facebook to Twitter o my own personal “Voice” blog.

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New Recording Home: DJ Khaled’s ‘We The Best’ & Ace Hood Signs To Birdman’s ‘YMCMB

Didn’t we all see this one coming? I called the shots! At first Ace Hood “Hustled Hard” then he went to “Go N Get It,” now he has a new label home. Ace Hood and DJ Khaled’s ‘We The Best Music Group’ signed to Birdman’s YMCMB. MTV broke the news on the set of Khaled’s visual shoot.

“I’d like to let the world know that Khaled’s brand, which is We the Best, is officially signed to YMCMB and the first act coming out that umbrella … will be Ace Hood,” Birdman said. “I always wanted to have a chance to work with Ace Hood.”

“We wanted to do it right, set it up right. I think Ace Hood is a superstar,” the #1 Stunna said. “I love his work ethic, I think he’s a very talented young man and he gonna be a big superstar in this business and I wanted to be the one to help him become that. It was important to me.”


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