Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Most Popular Couple Wearing Upscale Designers: Kanye West In Balmain & Kim Kardashian In Balenciaga

The entertainment industry’s most popular couple (Kanye West and Kim Kardashian) was recently spotted in Cali visiting the children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. The twosome sure was styling on them lames and hoes. Kanye rocked his Nike Air Yeezy 2 “black/solar red” sneakers paired with $1,330 Balmain Biker jeans and a $1,010 Balmain Denim shirt. Yeezy must really like this shirt because he wore it in Paris during the debut of his “Donda” by Kanye West Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection and in December at the Lakers game. This shirt features a faded wash, frayed hem, and pearl covered snap button closures. Kanye West’s girlfriend Kim Kardashian was with him and wore a white shirt, jeans and a BCBG draped front jacket paired with $2,950 Balenciaga Winged Woven Sandals from the Spring/Summer 2012 collection.

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Artist Spotlight: S.P.A.D.E. “She Wants Cash”; Plus ‘I Hate Spade Vol. 1’ Coming Soon

This track “She Wants Cash” was produced by Kajmir Beats and will appear on S.P.A.D.E.’s upcoming mixtape, entitled, I Hate Spade Vol. 1. which arrives soon.

Music Name: S.P.A.D.E. (Street Poetry All Day Everyday)
Age: 25
Reppin: Posse Gang & NYC
Who influenced you to rap: The Notorious B.I.G., my life experiences and the Posses Gang Boys. I will also like to thank iGRIND management for their support and giving me that extra push.
Standout records or moments have been: All of my records and when I perform live at my shows.
If you can sign to any label, what label it will be and why: I’m going to keep it real with you; it would be my own Posse Gang/iGrind label because we’re our own brand and empire.
What projects are you working on: My upcoming mixtape, entitled I Hate Spade Vol. 1 and a lot of new music. Yes, we make music. Shout out to iGrind GhostGX, Posse Gang and Don Bleek (he’s the first blogger to actually cover me).
Five years from now I will be: Relevant and global!

“S.P.A.D.E., welcome to the music industry, give it all you have and take your talents pass the stars,” said Don Bleek.

For more on S.P.A.D.E. visit:

Twitter: @PosseGangSpade & @TeamIGrind

Youtube: ItsSpadeTv & The1IGrind

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Watch My Sneaker: Rihanna Wearing Nike Air Yeezy 2 ‘Black/Solar Red’

This past Thursday (June 28), international superstar Rihanna was spotted leaving her hotel in London. RiRi is in the capital city of England filming her fashion show for Sky Living and working on her new album. RiRi is working in front of the camera as well as behind the scenes for a show which its primary focus is to find a new top designer. The platinum-selling singer told UK’s Telegraph, “I’ve always had a great love of fashion. It’s a constant source of inspiration in my life, and is a big reason why I’ve grown into the person and artist I am today.”

RiRi rocked a pair of Nike Air Yeezy 2 ‘Black/Solar Red’ with a black hoodie, tee-shirt and Adidas track pants. She accessorized her outfit with a Fendi backpack, dark sunglasses, a Brooklyn cap and her favorite $69 Melody Ehsani Queen of the Jungle Necklace. She’s reportedly already enlisted producers David Guetta, DJ Nicky Romero, Calvin Harris and songwriter Ne-Yo for the disc.

Pictures via Just Jared

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New Interview: A$AP Rocky Retracts Album Release Date, Talks His Favorite Rappers & Upcoming Documentary

Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky caused a stir on the internet last week when he announced that his debut album, entitled LongLiveA$AP drops September 11. Fans have to wait a couple of weeks later because Rocky confirmed to The Source that he was “joking on the radio” when he made that announcement. I like A$AP Rocky a lot but things like this only proves that new artists lacks artist development and needs media training. In this interview, Rocky also talks about Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q being his favorite rappers, hooking up with Lana Del Ray, what people can expect from his upcoming documentary and much more.

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Fashion Me Dope: Amar’e Stoudemire In A $510 Givenchy Shark Cuban Fit Sweater

New York Knicks’ baller Amar’e Stoudemire was spotted hanging out with rapper Shyne in Paris. While leaning on a Maybach, Stoudemire was wearing a Givenchy Shark Cuban Fit Sweater from the Fall 2012 collection. This Riccardo Tisci designed sweater feature its signature shark print and is available for $510 over at RSVP Gallery online shop. A couple of weeks ago, Tyga wore this same sweater when he was in Los Angeles hanging out with his buddy Chris Brown. Amar’e is also gearing up to launch his own clothing line. I like this sweater, do you?

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New Music: DJ Drama Ft. 2 Chainz, Meek Mill & Jeremih “My Moment”

As promised, here is DJ Drama new single “My Moment” Ft. 2 Chainz, Meek Mill and Jeremih. The T-Minus-produced track appears on DJ Drama’s upcoming album, entitled Quality Music which arrives September 18. There are a lot of dope artists on this track; I hope it lives up to the hype when the album drops. Listen below:

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Styling On Them Hoes: Toya Wright In $789 Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Sandals & A Burgundy Dress

This past Wednesday (June 27), reality star and boutique owner Toya Wright attended Coors Light’s ‘Search for the Coldest MC’ event at Reign nightclub in Atlanta. For the occasion, Toya wore a pair of $789 Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Sandals with a burgundy dress. She accessorized her outfit with a Louis Vuitton bag. I think Toya’s YSL shoes are pretty dope and her overall look was cool. Do you have any thoughts on her outfit?

Spotted: TheFashionBombDaily

Pictures via Prince Williams 2012/ATLpics.net

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Listen To This Track: Wiz Khalifa Releases New Single “It’s Nothin” Ft. 2 Chainz

Atlantic Records rapper Wiz Khalifa just dropped his new single “It’s Nothin” Ft. 2 Chainz. The Drumma Boy produced track is featured on Wiz’s sophomore album, entitled O.N.I.F.C. which arrives August 28. That same exact day, Meek Mill’s debut, Dreams & Nightmares drops. Who do you think is going to move the most units in the first week? Listen to “It’s Nothin” below:

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In The Fashion World: Kanye West & Amar’e Stoudemire To Launch Menswear Line

Stylish NBA player, Amar’e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks is gearing up to launch his own clothing line. According to WWD, “Awesome view, the details are unbelievable, it’s so royal, so antique,” said Amar’e Stoudemire, who said he was in town training at a local facility — and oblivious to his soon-to-be-front page appearance on the New York Daily News. The towering New York Knicks star, who recently collaborated on a women’s clothing line with Rachel Roy, disclosed he is working on a men’s fashion line, though he declined to name his partner in the project. “Stay tuned,” he said. He’d personalized his Calvin Klein blazer with vintage pins he sourced from a store in Miami.”

It is also rumored that music artist and fashion designer Kanye West has a men’s line in the works. Ford Models recently tweeted, “Is Kanye also doing a menswear show this week in Paris?” According to Fashionista, “Plus, back in February, A.P.C.’s creative director Jean Touitou told GQ that he and Kanye “wanted to do something related to clothes that’s not high fashion,” and just a week ago the designer tweeted an image of Kanye’s car saying, “Yé came visit APC studio.” Could Touitou, the king of minimalist cool, be helping Kanye out with his menswear line?

Back in March, Yeezy returned to ‘Paris Fashion Week’ where he debuted his Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. Models walked the runway in a total of 20 different looks which included leather, furs and biker jackets. Fashion critics said that the second time around, Yeezy line was much better than his first tried. “This collection looks like he has had a lot of consultants working with him,” wrote the WSJ’s Christina Binkley. “But it’s way better than before.”

Are you looking forward to Amar’e or Kanye’s fashion line?

Source: WWD & Fashionista

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Front Page Them: Nia Long, Baby & Slim And Lola Monroe All Nabs The Cover Of The Hottest Mags

The talented and beautiful Nia Long covers the August issue of Essence Magazine with her two sons, Kez and Massai Jr. The successful Hollywood actress is looking gorgeous in a bright yellow dress. “I’m in my forties, post baby and I’m thinner than I’ve been in years. The last step will be letting my hair go natural. That’s when you’ll know I’m free,” said Long.

Southern music mogul Birdman and his brother Slim are gracing the ‘Urban Power List’ of Billboard‘s latest issue. This issue is on newsstand now!

Also nabbing a magazine cover is Taylor Gang’s first femcee Lola Monroe. She is looking very sexy on the cover of BE Magazine‘s ‘2nd Annual Sexy Summer’ Print Issue. In the cover story, Monroe talks about working with Wiz Khalifa and shares her thoughts on today’s female rappers. Below are some excerpts:

ON WORKING WITH TAYLOR GANG:
“After talking to Wiz about the plan, he told me what he had going on and saw everything I had going on in my movement and he wanted me to represent Taylor Gang.The energy was positive and everything worked out.”

ON RELEASING MIXTAPES:
“It’s important to solidify yourself musically especially as a female. I’ve Been on my own since the age of fifteen so it’s already a natural way of thinking for me not to wait on anyone and to just go forward, not relying on people.”

ON THE STATE OF FEMALE RAP:
“I think female rap is in a really good state BEcause there are a lot more females that are coming out, and I think it’s important for Hip Hop to have that diversity on a female stand point.”

Nia Long cover via Essence, Birdman and Slim cover via Billboard and Lola Monroe cover via TheYBF courtesy of BE Magazine

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