Daily Archives: July 9, 2012

Having Fun In New Orleans: Actors & Celebs Partied It Up During Essence Music Festival

I previous reported that over this past weekend, some actors and celebs flew down to New Orleans for the ‘Essence Music Festival’. The party of the weekend was Kevin Hart’s birthday bash at the Saint Hotel. Celebs also hit up the House of Blues for a night of fun. Lance Gross, Free, Terrence J and Keshia Knight Pulliam partied it up for the 2012 EMF. Lance Gross also celebrated his 31st birthday. Others celebs including LeToya Luckett, Denise Vasi, Laz Alonso, Hosea Chanchez, Trey Songz, Kevin Hart and Rocsi were also in attendance at the House of Blues for a night of fun. Peep the pics below:

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New Music: Nas “Bye Baby”

We’re just one week away from the release of Nas’ 10th studio LP, entitled Life Is Good. Nasir keeps the consistency going and releases his latest offering “Bye Baby”. Salaam Remi and Noah “40” Shebib handled the production. Life Is Good arrives July 17 and has collaborations with Mary J Blige, Rick Ross, Swizz Beatz, Miguel, Large Professor, Amy Winehouse, Anthony Hamilton, and Victoria Monet with production by No I.D., Swizz Beatz, Salaam Remi, Rodney Jerkins, Da Internz, Boi-1da, Noah “40″ Shebib and more. Listen to “Bye Baby” below:

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Empire State Of Mind: Jay-Z Headlining Barclays Center Concert; Announces Show Dates

From Marcy Project’s to the Barclays Center! Yes, my idol (Jay-Z) has come a long way. He went from the streets to the boardroom, now he is about to headline his first ever concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on September 28. Jigga recently added two more shows on September 29 and 30. Tickets for this event which will be held at the Barclays Center, located on 620 Atlantic Ave in Ft. Greene go on sale this Friday, July 13 at venue’s site and ticketmaster. Tickets are going for as low as $30.

Also, check out Jigga’s first ever Rocawear commercial. The first ever Rocawear commercial is a retrospective of Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s journey as a kid growing up in the humble projects of Brooklyn aspiring to make music and eventually making history. On that journey, the first business beyond music was the birth of Rocawear. Carter’s Rocawear brand represents his prowess as a business man who continues to challenge himself to be more than merely a musician.

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Celeb Style: Angela Simmons Wearing Neon Yellow Giuseppe Zanotti Wedge Booties

Socialite, reality star, fashion designer and business mogul Angela Simmons was spotted at the Zang Toi show during New York Fashion Week. For the occasion, Angela wore some neon yellow Giuseppe Zanotti wedge booties which are from the fall 2011 collection. She paired her heels with a sweater and black dress. Angela is becoming one of my faves. She is just too cute! If you haven’t already, check out her top 5 favorite outfits so far this year.

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On The Set: G.O.O.D. Music Photoshoot [Pictorial]

G.O.O.D. Music will be releasing their compilation album, entitled Cruel Summer on August 7. Pictures from their recent photoshoot leaked on the Interweb. Pusha T, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Q-Tip, and Common were all on set. For the shoot, they rocked all black everything. Check out the pics below:

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Rocking The Stage In London: Rihanna Performs At Barclaycard Wireless Festival

Singer Rihanna is back to performing after taking some time off to attend her grandmother’s funeral in Brooklyn, New York last week. The pop star took the stage in London for the Barclaycard Wireless Festival at Hyde Park, this past Saturday (July 7). During her set, Ri Ri wore a colorful peacock-print jacket, tights, and a baseball cap over her head. According to reports, Ri Ri rocked the stage, even in the rain and gave it her best despite losing her grandmother. Peep the pics and watch the video below:

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Watch My Sneaker: LeBron James Partied It Up In Air Jordan IV “White/Cement”

This past Saturday (July 7), NBA player LeBron James of the Miami Heat celebrated his 2012 championship at Tao in Los Angeles. Bron Bron outfit was kind of cool! For the occasion, he rocked Air Jordan IV “White/Cement” paired with grey Billionaire Boys Club sweat pants, a white tee-shirt and his signature spectacles. Kevin Durant, Deron Williams, Andre Iquodala, Russell Westbrook, Dejuan Blair, Ray Rice and Stanford Routt all partied it up with Bron Bron. The bottles were being popped and the ladies kept the gents entertained. Peep the pics below:

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A REAL Basketball Wive, Fiancee & Girlfriend: Monica, Savannah Brinson & Gabrielle Union Hanging Out In Miami

Over this past weekend, a REAL basketball wife, fiancée and girlfriend kicked it together down in Miami. Monica (Shannon Brown wife), Savannah Brinson (LeBron James fiancée) and Gabrielle Union (D-Wade girlfriend) were all spotted at Radio One Fest. Rapper T.I. and Monica both graced the stage for a dope performance. Peep the pics below:

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New Visual: French Montana “Pop That” Ft. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne

Bad Boy recording artist French Montana sent out a viral for “Pop That” Ft. Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne. The track serves as the first single off Montana’s debut album, entitled Excuse My French and samples Uncle Luke and 2 Live crew’s “Pop That Pu$$y”. The visual was filmed in Miami and features a lot of sexy women in bikinis while Montana and his entourage parties pool site. Excuse My French is due later this year. Watch the visual below:

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YDBR Sports Report: NBA Releases 2012 Summer Olympics Lineup

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games are scheduled to take place in London, United Kingdom, from July 27 to August 12. The first basketball game is scheduled to take place on July 28 and will be held at the O2 Arena. The United States men’s and women’s teams will be defending their current gold medal championships. The official line-up for Team USA men’s basketball team has been released and ballers such as Carmelo Anthony (he’s my favorite NBA player), LeBron James, Chris Bosh,  Eric Gordon, Blake Griffin, James Harden and more made the final cut. Check out the full list and coaches below:

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