Daily Archives: June 23, 2012

Across The Pond: Jay-Z Brings Out Rihanna & Kanye West At Hackney [With Videos]

Earlier today Saturday (June 23), Jay-Z performed across the pond for BBC 1Xtra Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend in London. During his set, Jigga brought out Roc Nation princess Rihanna for “Run This Town” and Kanye West for “Otis”, “Gotta Have It”, “Who Gon Stop Me”, “No Church In The Wild”, “Lift Off” and “Niggas In Paris”. Watch below:

Jay-Z and Rihanna “Run This Town”

Jay-Z and Kanye West “Otis”, “Gotta Have It”, “Who Gon Stop Me”, “No Church In The Wild”, “Lift Off” and “Niggas In Paris”

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Calling The Style Shots In Hip-Hop: A$AP Rocky Fashion Spread In GQ, Plus His Interview With British GQ

Dat Pretty Muthaf**ka (A$AP Rocky) is featured in the latest issue (July 2012) of GQ Magazine. The talented and stylish 24-year-old rapper from Harlem is calling the style shots in Hip-Hop right now. He was the first new rapper of this generation from Harlem to mixed high-end fashion with streetwear. In his spread, Rocky is wearing his signature VSVP cap, a black vest and shirt. He accessorized his outfit with a gold watch and ring. The RCA recording artist who inked a three-million dollar distribution deal last fall also did a recent interview with British GQ. In the interview, he talks about calling himself a weirdo, being a gangsta, getting out of the drug game, his brother being killed and much more. Below are some excerpts:

“Trilla”, you call yourself a “weirdo”. What did you mean?
A$AP Rocky: You ready? I have gold teeth, I have braids, I’m wearing  Rick Owens moon boots, I have rips in my denim, a biker vest, I love artsy girls, my favourite artists are Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon. I’m obsessed with being different.

And you used to be a gangster.
I’m not a gangster, bro. I had to be tough when I was dealing, but that’s not naturally me. It was scary, it was hard: in a good month I could make about 50 Gs; some months nothing at all.

What scared you most?
I was in a shoot-out in Pennsylvania and people got hurt. It was just about jealousy and people trying to rob us. After that, I quit – I was tired of it. The thing with me is if I feel disrespected I won’t hesitate to fight. But it takes a lot to make me feel disrespected.

Is feeling disrespected what provoked the brawl at your SXSW concert?
We got hit with beer cans eight times. Eight. My pants were $1,000 and the crowd kept throwing stuff on them, not to mention that getting hit with a beer can hurts. In the middle of me asking nicely, they threw another. So I had to whup somebody’s ass.

Your brother was killed ten years ago – how did that shape your temperament?
I became more forgiving and merciful because I was so hurt. I don’t want to be dealing and stuff no more; I’d rather have fun. And inspire people to make great stuff.

Source: British GQ & ASAPMOB

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The True Meaning Of Air Yeezy: Kanye Stage Dives On Final Night Of WTT Tour In Birmingham

Last night Friday (June 22), Kanye West showed his fans the true meaning of Air Yeezy when he dived into the crowd from the stage on the final night of the ‘Watch The Throne’ tour in Birmingham, UK. Yeezy sure did go out with a bang. Watch the video below:

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Taking It Back To The 90’s Fashion: Rihanna Wearing A Joyrich Rich Jersey, Adidas Jacket, Jumper & Air Jordan XII ‘Playoffs’

Earlier today, international pop singer Rihanna was spotted leaving the Corinthia Hotel in London. For the day, she went with a 90’s inspired outfit. Ri Ri was wearing a Joyrich Rich Athletic Jersey, Adidas Star Print Jacket, jean jumper and Air Jordan XII ‘Playoff’. She accessorized her out with a lime green Carhartt hat and $69 Melody Ehsani Queen of the Jungle Necklace. I like how Ri Ri took it back to the 90’s and looked cute while doing it.

In related Ri Ri news, tomorrow she’ll perform for BBC’s Radio1 Hackney Weekend. She is also in the studio working on a new album. She’s reportedly already enlisted producers David Guetta, DJ Nicky Romero and Calvin Harris.

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Styling In The Limelight: Kanye West, Swizz Beatz & Nas Wearing Designer Pieces

The stylish Kanye West was spotted shopping in Paris. He was styling on them lames in a black Balmain military style zip detail jacket from the Spring/Summer 2010 collection, black tee-shirt and pants paired white Balenciaga Arena sneakers.

Music producer Swizz Beatz was recently spotted in the recording studio with his wife Alicia Keys. I’m pretty sure they were working on a classic. Swizz was seen wearing an Obey snapback hat with a $30 Fresh Goods “Super Model” tee-shirt.

Across the pond Hip-Hop Legend Nas was spotted making his promo rounds to promote his upcoming 10th studio album, entitled Life Is Good. He stopped by BBC Radio 1 Studios to kick it with Tim Westwood. Nasty Nas was wearing his custom grey “Life Is Good” hoodie paired with navy G-Star Rovic Arc cargo pants which retails for $150 and Burn Rubber x New Balance MT 580 “White Collar” sneakers.

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Currently Obsessed With: $610 Jil Sander Whale Intarsia Camel & Wool-Bend Sweater

I’m obsessed with this Jil Sander Whale Intarsia Camel & Wool-Bend Sweater. With this sweater I would go for a casual look and wear some fitted/straight leg blue denim jeans with a pair of  Car Shoe’s Classic Driving Shoe. What I like best about this sweater is the Navy and off-white whale intarsia pattern, ribbed trims and wool material. This sweater is available over at Mr Porter’s Online Shop for $610.

This Car Shoe’s Classic Driving Shoe features green suede throughout the shoe, Gold eyelets, suede laces, front tie, studded rubber heels and soles. They’re also very comfortable to walk in. They’re available over at Mr. Porter’s online shop for $395.

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A Sunny Day In Cali: La La Vazquez-Anthony And Ciara Spotted Leaving The Nail Salon In A Cap & Sneakers

Even when they’re dressing in a cap and sneakers, La La and Ciara are still looking good. Ciara was spotted leaving Marie’s Nail Salon in West Hollywood yesterday after a workout. She sure is keeping her body in shape. Ci Ci’s BFF La La was also spotted leaving a nail salon in California. I respect and like their friendship. I believe that they value each other so much. I love seeing them together!

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Album Artwork & Tracklist: Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’

Frank Ocean is very talented! His songs just make your mind go in other places. The Odd Future singer and song writer recently revealed his Channel Orange Def Jam debut album artwork and tracklist. This disc is the follow-up to his Nostalgia, Ultra mixtape. The 17-track album has collaborations with Earl Sweatshirt, John Mayer and Andre 3000. This guy is becoming one of my favorite male R&B artists at the moment. He keeps coming with hit after hit. Are you buying Channel Orange? Peep the tracklist below:

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Watch My Kicks: Wale Rocking Nike LeBron 8 PS “Dunkman” & A Throwback Ray Allen Jersey

This past Thursday (June 22), Maybach Music Group’s rapper Wale performed in Philly for the ‘Coors Light presents Search for the Coldest’ event which was hosted by West coast OG Ice Cube. DJ Drama was also in attendance. During his set, Wale rocked a pair of Nike LeBron PS “Dunkman” which “features a metallic silver Fused composite upper heavily accented by neon green on the inner lining, tongue and laces. LeBron’s Dunkman logo replaces his signature on the heel, while white takes care of Swoosh branding on the lateral ankle. Below, a neon green 360-Air bag sits above a grey rubber and semi-translucent green outsole to finish off the look,” said Sole Collector. These kicks have yet to hit Nike retailers. Wale paired his sneakers with a throwback Ray Allen Bucks jersey and grey jeans.

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