Daily Archives: June 29, 2012

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?

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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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YDBR Playlist: New Music & Visuals From Teairra Mari, Stalley, Rick Ross, DJ Drama, T.I., A$AP Rocky & More

Singer Teairra Mari takes at stab at Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like” and she is letting her fans know that a boss is what she likes on her mixtape single “I Do Like”. The track will appear on Tea-Tea’s upcoming DJ Scream hosted Unfinished Business mixtape which arrives on Independence Day (July 4).

Stalley “Hell’s Angels” Ft. Rick Ross

MMG’s own Stalley keeps the viral going for tracks off his Savage Journey To The American Dream mixtape. This time around, the fans receives a visual for “Hell’s Angels” Ft. Rick Ross.

T.I., A$AP Rocky & Future joins DJ Drama in ATL at Beer & Taco’s, the new Atlanta hot spot. Drama brought the out T.I., A$AP Rocky and Future for a performance. While there, Drama also revealed that his new album, entitled Quality Music hit shelves September 18. His new single “My Moment” will be posted on my blog later today.

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Air Jordans & Christian Louboutins Rocking: Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Spotted At Laser Away Hair & Tattoo Removal Shop

Rapper and fashion designer Kanye West and his reality star and business mogul girlfriend Kim Kardashian were recently spotted in Santa Monica, California at the Laser Away Hair & Tattoo Removal shop, located on 514 Wilshire Blvd. Yeezy rocked a black hoodie, tee-shirt and pants paired with Air Jordan 1 Retro ‘Black/Red Sneakers’. For their appointment, Kimmy wore a white top, pants and nude Christian Louboutin pumps. They looked so happy together! I hope their relationship works out for the best.

According to their site, “LaserAway in Santa Monica, California is the answer for your cosmetic procedure needs on the west wide. We specialize in hair and tattoo removal, as well as treatments for sun damage for Santa Monica residents. Our specialists are highly trained to use the most cutting-edge technology for your treatments and to make you feel as comfortable as possible. We have world-class customer services and unbeatable results. Our Santa Monica staff and our California-licensed and registered nurses are professional, welcoming, and are all certified in laser procedures and familiar with the newest state-of-the-art technologies. You can feel comfortable at LaserAway in Santa Monica, knowing that you are getting the best care possible along with the results you desire, all for an affordable price in a relaxed environment. You can rest assured that our facilities are private, clean, and welcoming, and that all of your questions and concerns will be addressed. Give us a call today at (310) 393-2929 to discuss any of the following Santa Monica LaserAway procedures.”

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Exclusive: Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, Dr. Dre & Ludacris Will Appear On T.I.’s New Album; Plus “Ball” Ft. Lil Wayne (Single Artwork)

The King of the South (T.I.) is still releasing singles to hold his fans over until he drops his new album, entitled Trouble Man on September 4. In the past, T.I. released “Love This Life”, “Go Get It”, “Like That” and “I’m Flexin” which received mixed reviews from the fans and music critics. The artwork for T.I.’s latest single “Ball” Ft. Lil Wayne was just released. The Rico-Love produced track is expected to debut in the next few days. In an exclusive interview that I did with T.I. back in December, he confirmed that he has a record with Usher, Dream & Akon.

Since its Friday, I’m going to give you guys a Don Bleek exclusive! T.I. recorded three standout tracks for Trouble Man which will feature some of the legends and hottest new artists in the industry. Check it out below:

“Legends” Ft. Jay-Z, Ludacris & Nas (produced by DJ Toomp)

“Real World” Ft. Dr. Dre & Royce Da 5’9 (produced by Dr. Dre)

“Freedom” Ft. Eminem & Meek Mill (produced by Just Blaze)

Sounds like this album is going to be dope; huh?

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She’s Summertime Fine: Tamar Braxton Goes COLORFUL For PYNK Magazine

Singer and reality star Tamar Braxton is looking summertime fine as she goes colorful for the latest issue of PYNK magazine which hits newsstands July 13. In the cover story, Tamar talks about meeting her husband Vince, desire to start a family and being friends with Mary J Blige. Tamar will be hosting this weekend’s BET Awards red carpet which airs at 6pm on BET Sunday (July 1). Below are some excerpts and more pictures:

On when she first realized Vince was the one.

“I wasn’t checking for Vince at first. He and I were friends. But it wasn’t until I found out that he was seeing someone that it hit me. I realized I had feelings for him! When he told me that his relationship at the time was coming to an end, I knew it was my time to make my feelings known. After that relationship ended.. he and I started dating and eventually married.”

On her desire to start a family.

“I realized I wanted to have a child when Vince was sick in the hospital. I love him SO much and it was such a hard time for me. He is my rock. I was extremely nervous the entire time and I thought if I lost him tomorrow all I would have are photos. And I realized that I wanted more than that. A child would be a living reminder of our love.”

On her relationship with Mary J…

“My sisters are my best friends for the most part but I’m also very close to Mary J Blige. When Vince was in the hosptial she was so supportive. Mary and [her husband] Kendu are the best. They made sure to check in on me and prayed with me for Vince’s recovery. Mary is such a genuine and kind hearted person I’m blessed to be able to call her a real friend… Not an “industry friend.”

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