Daily Archives: July 5, 2012

Looking Nice In Black & White: Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Hit Up Valentino Couture Show In Paris

Kanye West and his girlfriend Kim Kardashian are still in the City of Light enjoying a few Parisian fashion shows. The twosome recently hit up Valentino Couture show. The lovebirds looked nice in black & white. For the occasion, Kanye rocked a pair of white jeans, button down shirt paired with $545 Balenciaga Arena sneakers. Kimmy was looking beautiful in a black Valentino dress paired with black sandals. Model Bar Reafeeli accompanied the two on their way back to Hotel Salomon de Rothschild, where they’re saying at.

This weekend, Yeezy will be performing at the Revel Resort in Atlantic City on Friday and Saturday (July 6 & 7).

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Currently Obsessed With: $526 Balenciaga Patchwork Contrast Panel Low-top Sneakers

I’m obsessed with these $526 Balenciaga men’s Patchwork low-top sneakers. They feature a contrasting color scheme and material panels throughout the main body, reinforced toe panel in patent blue leather and the tongue is done in woven black fabric with black leather bordering the six sets of eyelets and around the opening. A black cord lace, black leather insole with the ‘Balenciaga’ logo at the heel and translucent rubber sole tops off the sneaker. I will rock these kicks with pair of white jeans and tee-shirt. To accessorize my outfit, I will add a silver buckle, blue strap Hermes belt and blue Ray Ban sunglasses. Do you like these sneakers and how would you wear them?

Balenciaga was founded in 1914 by Cristóbal Balenciaga, a Spanish designer, born in the Basque Country, Spain. The upscale brand is now owned by Gucci.

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He’s Getting A Lot Of Support: Hip-Hop Journalist/Author Dream Hampton Pins ‘Thank You’ Letter To Frank Ocean

Earlier in the week, I reported that Frank Ocean opened up about his sexuality, then I posted that Ocean revealed his first love was a man in a letter posted to his tumblr blog. Since then, some music fans and people were left confused and wondering why did he chose to come out of the closet, while others supported his decision. There has been a lot of support from his peers in the Hip-Hop community and blogspheres. The Notorious B.I.G’s close friend, Hip-Hop Journalist & Author Dream Hampton (she co-wrote Jay-Z’ book, Decoded) showed her support to Ocean in a written letter penned to him from her, which was published on Jay-Z’s Life & Times website. AllHipHop Founder/CEO Chuck Creekmur weights in as well as New York’s Power 105 Charlamagne Tha God and Russell Simmons. Read below:

Thank you, Frank Ocean.

It’s true, we are a lot alike… “spinning on blackness. All wanting to be seen, touched, heard, paid attention to.” In your opening few lines, you simultaneously established your humanity, a burden far too often asked of same sex lovers, and acknowledged that in this age of hyper self- awareness, amplified in no small part by the social media medium in which you made your announcement, we are desperate to share. You shared one of the most intimate things that ever happened to you – falling in love with someone who wasn’t brave enough to love you back. Your relieving yourself of your “secret” is as much about wanting to honestly connect as it is about exhibition. We are all made better by your decision to share publicly.

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NEXT PAGE: THE REST OF DREAM HAMPTON’S ‘THANK YOU’ LETTER TO FRANK OCEAN; PLUS MORE PEOPLE IN THE INDUSTRY SHOWS THEIR SUPPORT 

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New Music: 50 Cent “You Will Never Take My Crown”

Tomorrow Friday (July 6), 50 Cent will be releasing his new project, entitled 5 (Murder By Numbers). To support the upcoming project, Fif dropped his new track called “You Will Never Take My Crown” which serves as the second single off 5 (Murder By Numbers). On the track, Fif samples reggae star Sizzla’s “Solid As A Rock”. Ja Rule also sampled this track on his “The Crown” which was featured on his Blood In My Eye album. Fif new album arrives in November. Listen to the audio below:

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Sneaker Me Dope: Kanye West Rocking Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Pure Platinum”

Last weekend the 2012 BET Awards aired live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. For the occasion, Yeezy rocked a $350 3.1 Phillip Lim hounds tooth quilted tee-shirt, RRL slim-fit washed jeans paired with his Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Pure Platinum” which retailed for $245 before selling out in hours. Yeezy’s outfit was super dope. Man, I love this guy style! Do you think he is one of the best dressed male rappers?

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New Interview: A$AP Rocky Talks To DJ Drama About Worshiping The Devil, His Debut Album & More

Rapper A$AP Rocky recently visited Atlanta and while in the ATL, Rocky chopped it up with DJ Drama at the Means St. Studios. During his interview, Rocky cleared up the rumors about him worshipping the devil. He also talked to DJ Drama about his debut album, LongLiveA$AP, dispute with SpaceGhostPurrp, collaborating with Lana Del Ray, meeting Cam’ron and much more. Watch the footage below:

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A Star Is About To Be Born: Yandy Smith And Her Baby’s Daddy Mandeecees Have A Baby Shower For Baby Harris

Over this past weekend, music and talent manager Yandy Smith of VH1‘s ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ and her baby’s daddy Mandeecees had a baby shower for their son Baby Harris (he is expected to arrive sometime this month. Yandy’s due date is any day now). The other day, I posted a few pictures but now I have more pics with more celebs in attendance. The blue and green “Welcome Baby Harris” shower was held at Tian restaurant in NYC and ‘Love & Hip-Hop’s executive producer Mona Scott-Young, rappers Missy Elliott, Maino, Juelz Santana and his reality star girlfriend Kimbella were all in attendance. Smith was gifted an Orbit G2 Stroller System and over $3,500 worth of post-pregnancy fitness services from VelaShape. Peep the pics below:

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Ladies Reunited: Trina Releases “Bad Bychhhh” Ft. Lola Monroe & Shawnna

More femcees are sticking together now since Lil Kim brought out Eve, Missy Elliott, Shwanna, Da Brat and Lady of Rage as surprise guests on her ‘Return of the Queen’ tour. Femcees are now showing a lot more loyalty to one another. The baddest chick (Trina) just dropped her new track called “Bad Bychhh” Ft. Lola Monroe and Shawnna. On this track, all three of the ladies are letting it be known that they’re high-class, lives the glamorous life and are stunting on them other hoes. I love when female rappers show support to other female rappers because it is so hard for females to get recognition in this male predominant industry. Females are bosses too! Listen to the audio below:

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Family Is The Best: Beyonce, Solange, Mama Tina, Angie Beyince & Melina Spend 4th Of July In Houston

Yesterday Wednesday (July 4), Beyoncé, her sister Solange, mother Tina, cousin Angie Beyince and video director Melina Matsoukas flew back home to Houston to spend some family time on Independence Day. While in H-Town, the ladies toured the Menil Collection Museum and admired some blue paintings by Yves Klein. Where did you spend your 4th of July holiday and what did you do?

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New Music: 50 Cent “Leave The Lights On”

Queens rapper and mogul 50 Cent recently dropped his new song called “Leave The Lights On”. The track serves as the first single off Fif upcoming project, 5 Murders By Numbers which will be available for free download tomorrow Friday (July 6). On this sexual cut, Fif is inviting the females to his freak show.Listen to the audio below:

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