Daily Archives: July 6, 2012

New Music: Frank Ocean “Sweet Life”

The most talked about male in music at the moment (Frank Ocean) dropped his new single “Sweet Life” this afternoon. After confirming his bisexuality earlier in the week, Ocean is now putting his focus back into music. Hopefully, this song can get people to start talking about the great music that he makes. On this Pharrell-co produced track, Ocean sang his heart out. The single will appear on his Def Jam debut, Channel Orange which arrives July 17. Listen to the audio below

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She’s All Glammed-Up For Harper’s Bazaar Magazine: Rihanna Looking Flawless In Upscale Designer Pieces

International pop singer Rihanna continues to grace the cover of some of the world’s most renowned fashion magazines. The 24-year-old multi-platinum selling artist is all glammed-up for the August 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Magazine. Inside, she has a seven page spread wearing upscale designer pieces from Tom Ford, Balmain, Alexander Wang, Emporio Armani, Donna Karen, Calvin Klein, Stella McCartney & Cartier. She was styled by Mel Ottenberg and shot by Camilla Akrans. In the cover story, Ri Ri talks about love, the backlash she received from “Birthday Cake” Ft. Chris Brown, opening up to being in another relationship, her body and much more. Below are some excerpts:

Rihanna doesn’t fancy herself a rebel, at least when it comes to love. For Bazaar’s August cover story she opens up to Laura Brown over Italian food, and admits to being:

rebellious through my music, through my fashion, tattoos, and my hair. I have been conservative in my love life… it’s pretty much nonexistent. If I come across someone who I find really cool, I’ll hang out. But the minute I find that we’re getting too close I just—I don’t let people in.”

However, the 24-year-old still racks up the drama in the tabloids with her infamous ex, Chris Brown. While she wanted to choose someone “shocking” to collaborate on the remix of her song “Birthday Cake,” she says she had no idea of the backlash it would cause.

The fans could have said, ‘We don’t want anything to do with it,’” she says. But she makes one concession: “I understood that people had every right to be concerned about it. But I didn’t see it that way because I’m in a different place.”

Via Rihanna Daily 

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Happy Birthday 50 Cent; Plus Download His New Album ‘5 (Murder By Numbers)’

Happy 37th birthday 50 Cent! After a couple of delays, 50 Cent finally released his 5 (Murder By Numbers) album. The 10-track disc has collaborations with Kidd Kidd, Brevi and Hayes and boasts production by Hit Boy, Havoc and Harvey Mason, Jr. Fif’s new album, entitled Street King Immortal is due in November.

Download link/album stream below:

Download: 50 Cent – 5 (Murder by Numbers)

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Celebs Style: Teyana Taylor, Juelz Santana, Rihanna, Fabolous & Solange Wearing American Flag Prints

G.O.O.D. Music rapper/singer Teyana Taylor was on her way to a BBQ this past Wednesday (July 4). She was looking very sexy in a red & white tee-shirt and American Flag tights paired with Giuseppe Zanotti sneakers.

Juelz Santana was photo’d on Independence Day (July 4). He was styling on them lames in Jeremy Scott x Adidas Originals 2.o Wings sneakers paired with the matching American flag tee-shirt and blue jeans. Ju Ju accessorized his outfit with a gold buckle “H” Hermes belt and a red & blue snapback  cap.

Rihanna got all patriotic as she sat courtside at a basketball game in the picture on the left and in the picture on the right, she was out and about making her rounds.

Rapper Fabolous was spotted in an American Flag sleeveless tee-shirt, ripped shorts and Air Jordan VI “Doernbecher”.

Solange posed in front of the American Flag, wearing a bra top and American Flag shorts.

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Speaking About His Album Cover: 2 Chainz Talks Enlisting Kanye West’s DONDA For Album Art

Def Jam rapper 2 Chainz will be releasing his debut solo album, entitled Based On A T.R.U. Story on August 14. Earlier in the week, the official album artwork was released. The cover is simple; 2 Chainz wears two chains on the cover art.

For the album artwork, 2 Chainz got very creative, with the help of Kanye West. The album cover was shot by photographer Fabien Montique for DONDA (Kanye West’s design house which is also named after his late mother, Donda West).

“Kanye and I share a similar vision and think along the same lines creatively. So, when it came time to develop the imagery for my project, I trusted him and his team at DONDA to get the job done and communicate my sentiments,” 2 Chainz told Billboard.com. “They were the first people I thought of. Their team is unprecedented. Expect next level imagery, sonics and stage performance. This is curated art. The Louvre of rap.

Do you have any thoughts about his album cover and are you looking forward to this disc?

Source: Billboard

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Watch My Sneaker: Fabolous Rocking Air Jordan VI “Doernbecher”

Def Jam recording artist Fabolous was recently spotted rocking a pair of Air Jordan VI “Doernbecher” paired with ripped shorts and an American Flag sleeveless tank top. These kicks were inspired by the Atlanta Braves, who won the National League the same year as Jordan’s first championship. Jordan Dark (Oregon resident) participated in the Doernbecher Campaign. This shoe feature a navy suede upper, red and gold accent alongside baseball stitch details and a number 1 embroidered on the heel. Fab is working on his new album Loso Way 2: Rise To Power which arrives later this year.

Air Jordan VI “Doernbecher” pics via Sneaker News

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New Vlog: MMG’s 2012 BET Awards Takeover

Experience the 2012 BET Awards with Rick Ross and Maybach Music Group. The BO$$ brings you into the rehearsal, the Red Carpet and their Awards Performance. See all the celebs backstage plus all the big announcements from Ricky Rozay including his new single “Hold Me Back” and Gunplay’s new solo album deal. Directed by DRE Films.

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