Last week, I hinted that Teyana Taylor inked a deal with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music. I was indeed right because a few weeks back, one of my industry reliable source confirmed it to me. After almost a year of rumors, speculations and negotiating, it was just announced that the Harlem singer, rapper, dancer and actress is official signed to G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam. She is now label mates with Big Sean, Pusha T, Kid Cudi and others. Taylor’s debut album will be release later this year.
In the past, Taylor was featured on Kanye’s album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and released her solo EP, This Misunderstanding Of Teyana Taylor back in March. In the beginning of the year, Taylor was released from her Star Trek/Interscope deal. Congrats Teyana and much success in all of your future endeavors.
Def Jam/Miami recording artist Rick Ross still has the streets on lock and on his new track “Touch’ N You” Ft. Usher, The Bawse proves that he is still “the hottest emcee in the game.” The Rico Love produced-track which caters to the ladies is the first single off Rozzay forthcoming LP, God Forgives, I Don’t which arrives on July 31 via Def Jam. Listen below:
GFID drops on July 31, and Self Made, Vol. 2 compilation on June 26.
Kanye West and his still-married girlfriend Kim Kardashian were spotted walking, kissing and holding hands in NYC over this past weekend. Yeezy accompanied Kimmy at her photo shoot. I’m not sure what the shoot was for but I do know Kimmy changed into a couple of outfits and sported a short hair-do. Peep the pictures below:
“Waka—who is always in the mood to talk tattoos—linked up with Urban Ink for a third go-round to delve into the life-mirroring ink that drapes his body, while also opening up to UI about his passionate P.E.T.A movement, his upcoming album, and his recently deceased friend, Slim Dunkin. The intimate conversation is paired up with an eight-page photo spread featuring the very sexy, Wankaego—all shot by well-known photographer, DiWang Valdez.” Waka’s sophomore album, entitled Triple F Life: Friends, Fans and Family hit shelves on June 12th. This issue of Urban Ink hits newsstands tomorrow Tuesday (May 15).
Over this past weekend, international pop singer Rihanna was photo’d leaving her NYC hotel. Ri Ri was looking dope girl fresh in some construction Timberland boots paired with rip jeans and a black tank-top. She was also carrying a black Kiss Lock Clutch. I’m digging this look, are you?
Upscale fashion brand Givenchy recently released their Platform Sneakers. The taupe colorway feature a leather upper, tonal lace-up closure, straps at the ankles and a thick platform sole. With a dope pair of Balmain or Rick Owens jeans, these sneakers will go right. They are now available at Givenchy retailers for $740-780. Dope or Nope? Vote below:
Earlier this morning Monday (May 14), my idol Jay-Z announced his Budweiser Made In America Music Festival which will be held September 1 and 2 at Philly’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Fairmount Park. The two-day festival will feature 28 musical acts of all genres including Jay-Z headlining the event. Tickets go on sale to the general public on May 23 with proceeds going toward the United Way. The press conference took place at the Philadelphia Art Museum with Mayor Michael Nutter, Steve Stoute and Freeway in attendance. Below are some pics from the press conference:
Last week, singers Alicia Keys visited Lifetime‘s ‘The Conversation’ and had a very interested conversation with host Amanda de Cadenet about motherhood. A. Keys spoke openly about various topics including her body image changing since giving birth, breastfeeding, choosing her son’s name and her favorite sex position. Below are some excerpts:
On her body image
Well, I think that we as females are like the most beautiful, gorgeous creatures on the world and I think that we’re gorgeous no matter what size that we are. In fact, I personally think that we are more beautiful when we are a bit thicker, bigger and more robust. I just think it’s gorgeous. Even seeing older sculptures from past centuries and you see the women very thick and very beautiful and I personally, think it’s really, really gorgeous. I’m grateful that I actually feel like that because I think that a lot of us feel as though we have to be some little, tiny size in order to be beautiful. It’s like, we’re beautiful not because of what size we are, we’re beautiful because of how your mind works and you’re beautiful because you have this gorgeous heart and that comes from way more than you fitting in some size two dress. And we’re beautiful because of all these things that come up and tumble out of us and that’s beautiful because I just always feel like I love being a woman. I really love it.
Then there’s the other side of being body consciousness, age consciousness, which I think is another one ridiculously pressed upon women, whereas men can become old, refined and gray and they are suddenly so handsome. But a woman becomes gray and she’s old and that’s so not true.
What I’ve noticed is that I find almost an obsession with older women because there’s like a confidence level there I really look forward to achieving.
This past Friday (May 11), Epic Recording artist Future performed at the Broadwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey for Power 99′s Fm Spring Fest concert. During his set, Future was rocking a pair of Chanel Running Shoes. These kicks were released in the beginning of the year and was approved by Karl. They come in high and low top, embellished with Chanel’s signature double C’s in red, blue suede on the sides and red laces. They are now available for $795 to $950. Future was also wearing a denim jacket, rip jeans with studs and patches on it and a white tee-shirt. This is a cool look! Any thoughts?
Last week, the talented Ashanti hosted ‘The Pool After Dark’ at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The platinum-selling singer and successful actress also graced the stage for a live performance. While in my home state, Ashanti was styling on them hoes in a $260“Pop Art Nicki” by Dominique Auxilly dress. The colorful sleeveless sheer mesh dress feature silk charmeuse layers. She paired her dress with a pair of $795 Giueseppe Zanotti peep toe platform pumps. Ashanti’s new album, entitled Braveheart will be available on June 19th. Are you feeling her look?