Daily Archives: June 7, 2012

This Is Very Inspirational: Hit-Boy “Jay-Z Interview” Official Visual

Music producer Hit Boy who produced Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Niggas In Paris” makes his rapping debut in his first official solo visual for “Jay-Z Interview” On the B!NK-produced track/Jelani Fresh directed visual, Hit Boy takes a trip down memory lane and reflects on his rise to the top. Jay-Z also invites him on stage at the “Watch The Throne” tour stop in Paris and Kanye West dubs him the “golden child.”

The visual also features footage of Hit Boy in recording studio working with music artists including Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, Kid Cudi and more. This visual is very inspirational. Watch below:

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Diary Of A Fashionista: Do You Really Know Jalil Peraza?

The power of the Internets is the reason why this 18-year-old fashion designer and fashionisto was recruited by Kanye West. Jalil Peraza serves as one of Kanye West’s DONDA’s creative directors. Jay-Z wore a tee-shirt from Peraza’s collection on his ‘Watch The Throne‘ tour with Kanye West. i-donline caught up with this Texas raised/NYC native for an exclusive interview. Below are some excerpts:

“With no formal fashion training, JP has used the cornucopian world-wide web as his playground and his well-clothed crowd of pals as his mannequins. Fixing his fresh and beady eyes on perfecting his tees, he makes obvious reference to Kanye’s demigod and poster boy of the rap pack, Riccardo Tisci, in his output, keeping things simple and making bold graphical statements the focal point of his pieces. Backs are emblazoned with crucifixes, pockets detailed with leopard print and sleeves capped with stars and stripes.”

Where do you live? I just became a NYC native.

Define your style… Minimal. Pyrex.

Can you tell us about your creative relationship with Kanye? I stand as one of the Creative Art Directors for Donda. As well as Personal Intern for Mr. West.

Describe the Rosewood Movement in 5 words? I got 6 words for you, “We on some new shit now”. 

What’s your favorite Kanye track? Probably “I wonder”, it’s hard to say though they’re all classics to me.

Tell us about the background to your collection of Tee-shirts and how they’ve ended-up on Jay-Z’s back? I’m aiming at a new aesthetic with the new Jalil Peraza brand, more minimal, abstract pieces. Jay saw me wearing the shirt and him and Kanye were like, “We each want a few of those, these tees are too fresh.” So after delivering them I found Jay wearing them throughout the tour, the shirt made its debut at “Watch The Throne”, Vancouver.

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Still Having A Good Time In Paris: Jay-Z and Beyonce Spotted Going Back To Their Hotel

The Carters are still across the pond enjoying their time in Paris. Jay-Z and Beyoncé were spotted heading back to their hotel hours before Jay-Z’s concert. From the looks on their faces, Jigga and his wife Beyoncé was having the time of their lives in the City of Bright Lights. Jigga wore a denim jacket, white tee-shirt, tan pans and glasses. Beyoncé got glammed-up in a lime-green short suit accessorized with a clutch and sunglasses.

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Taking His Talents Overseas: Meek Mill Announces European Tour & “Amen” Will Be Release As A Single

From the ghettos in Philly to the bright lights overseas. This summer, Maybach Music Group rapper Meek Mill will be embarking on a European ‘Dreamchasers’ tour. The 7-stop tour kicks off on Independence Day (July 4) in Rotterdam and will make stops in London, Liege, and Balado before wrapping up in Paris on July 10. Amen! Speaking of “Amen”, Meek has decided to make his mixtape street anthem as an official single off his debut album, entitled Dreams & Nightmares due in store and iTunes August 28. The track will impact the radio on June 19th.

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One Woman Army: Lala Vazquez-Anthony, L.A. Reid, Jermaine Dupri & More Joins Ciara At NYC Album Listening Session

Last night Wednesday (June 6), the stars came out to support singer, model and actress Ciara at her NYC One Woman Army album listening session. Celebrities including Ciara’s BFF Lala Vazquez-Anthony, L.A. Reid, Jermaine Dupri, Tricky Stewart, X Factor alumni Marcus Canty, industry bloggers and journalists packed the house as Ci Ci played tracks off her forthcoming LP. According to reports, the album which is due this fall 2012 received mixed reviews from attendees. Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and 2 Chainz are just a few of the artists that Ci Ci worked with for this album. For the occasion, Ci Ci wore a $3,450 Lanvin serpent print dress, which she accented with thigh high boots.

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Photo Shoot Fresh: A$AP Rocky Wears Upscale Designers In WAD Magazine Fashion Spread

Polo shirt LACOSTE, Cap NORSE PROJECT, Necklace PIGALLE

I’m a fan of this dude music and I believe A$AP Rocky is doing a great job at branding himself. Paris based publication WAD Magazine has released images from their photo shoot with the RCA recording artist for their upcoming “Cocktail Issue”. In the Julot Bandit shoot, this Harlemite is wearing upscale designers such as Lacoste, Norse Projects, SSUR’s Comme des Fuck Down, Raf Simons and Pigalle. Honestly, I’m in love with Rocky’s style. In my opinion, he is very stylish. His debut album, entitled LiveLoveA$AP will be out later this summer/early fall.

Sweatshirt RAF SIMONS, Shirt RAF SIMONS, Shorts RAF SIMONS, Socks COMME DES FUCKDOWN, Sneakers PIERRE HARDY, Cap PIGALLE

Photography: Julot Bandit
Styling: Alex Sossah

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New Visual: Travis Porter “Trifecta”

For whatever reason, some people don’t like Travis Porter. I think these guys are pretty cool and talented. I also think that they held Atlanta’s Hip-Hop down back when T.I. and Gucci Mane was locked up, Young Jeezy was doing other things, and Ludacris & Shawty Lo was on a hiatus. I’m going continue to support them because I want them to win. Travis Porter (Ali, Quez and Strap) recently released a three in one visual “Trifecta” showcasing their individual talents and independent grind. From Day 1 is in stores and on iTunes now. Watch the visual below:

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Fall 2012 Style: Givenchy’s Pre-Fall 2012 Collection

Givenchy Pin-Up Satin Applique Cuban Crewneck (Black) $630

Givenchy’s Pre-Fall 2012 collection hit the Interweb courtesy of RSVP Gallery. The new pieces include a mixture of hoodies, crewneck sweaters and tee-shirts with the signature Rottweiler print, Satin Applique Cuban print and Angle Applique print. The pieces were designed by Italian fashion designer Riccardo Tisci and could be seen on Jay-Z and Kanye West throughout their ‘Watch The Throne’ tour. Tisci also designed Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne album cover. These pieces are a little expensive but they’re dope. With some black jeans and sneakers or boots, you can’t go wrong with these tops.

Givenchy Rottweiler Colombian Fit Crewneck (Grey) $510

Givenchy Rottweiler Colombian Fit Hooded Sweatshirt (Black) $565

Givenchy Angle Applique Colombian Fit Tee-Shirt (Black) $460

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Return Of The Queen: Lil Kim Tour Week One [Vlog]

Lil Kim is currently embarking on her United States ‘Return of the Queen’ tour. In vlog one, follow Kim in the experience of a lifetime as she makes her way around the country on her highly anticipated tour. In the clip, Kim can be seen performing in her New Haven, Connecticut and her hometown New York City, where she brought out Juelz Santana, Drita Davanzo from VH1‘s “Mob Wives”, Eve and Missy Elliott. Watch the first week of Kim’s tour vlog below:

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Sneaker Me Dope: Joe Budden Rocking “South Beach” Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite

This past Sunday (June 3), Dirty Jerz rapper Joe Budden performed at New York’s Hot 97 ‘Summerjam’ concert at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. During his set, Joey rocked at pair of “South Beach” Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite.The Nike LeBron 9 Elite “South Beach” was released last weekend for a whopping $250. They feature a predominately grey Hyperfuse upper, pink hits the lining of the Pro Combat inner sleeve, midfoot harness and Kevlar Flywire while shades of Mint Candy and New Green appear on the branding, laces, 180 Max Air unit and semi-translucent outsole. Budden also wore blue jeans, a white-beater and fitted cap. I wanted these sneakers but they sold out. Most people in the NYC area waited hours in line for them. Do you have these dope kicks?

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