Daily Archives: July 12, 2012

Two Artists. Two Genres. One Stage: Kendrick Lamar & Bethany Cosentino Performs At Vitaminwater(R) & FADER “Uncapped”

Your personal playlists aren’t defined by genres, so why should your concerts be? Sometimes the most exciting sounds come from the most unexpected combinations. This summer, vitaminwater has partnered with The FADER to bring you “uncapped,” a nationwide concert series dedicated to bringing the best artists working in Hip-hop, electronic and indie rock and combining them in an unprecedented series of shows. Fans should be prepared because each concert promises to be an exciting shuffle of sounds they couldn’t possibly contain.

The fourth concert of the series took place last night in Portland at the lumberyard – a bike park, with the unexpected pairing of Best Coast and Kendrick Lamar (he pulled up a Portland fan on to the stage who performed not one, but three songs with the rapper). He then showcased his song “No Make-Up (Her Vice)” for the first time with extra special guest Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast, who sang the vocals for a frenzied audience.

Pictures Credit: Justin Kent

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Over 25 Years In The Game & She’s Still Killing These Hoes: Naomi Campbell Covers Schön Magazine

International super-model Naomi Campbell is covering a very special edition of Schön. On the cover, Campbell is shining in a white dress and wearing a neck full of diamonds. Shot by famed photographer Ellen von Unwerth. It is my opinion to say that I believe Campbell opened up the doors for African-American models. She has also walked the catwalk and runways all around the world, was the first African-American model for French Vogue and graced the cover of over 500 renowned fashion magazines. Do you have any thoughts on her cover and spread? Peep the pictures below:

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New Vlog: Rick Ross, DJ Khaled & French Montana Talks About ‘God Forgives, I Don’t’, Upcoming Projects & More

As we are just seven weeks ago from the release of one of the biggest Hip-Hop albums (God Forgives, I Don’t) this summer; Ross released a new Vlog. In the clip below, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Dallas Lifestyle, Spiff TV and French Montana talks about God Forgives I Don’t, other upcoming projects and the Maybach Music Group movement. The crew also takes a trip down to New Orleans to film The visual to “Hold Me Back”. GFID arrives July 31st. Pre-Order Now! Deluxe iTunes & Standard iTunes.

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Sporting A Short Hair-Do & Showing Her Bright Smile: Meagan Good Covers The July/August 2012 Issue Of Hype Hair

The newly married Meagan Good is looking beautiful as she sports a new short hair-do and shows her bright smile on the July/August issue of Hype Hair magazine. For this issue, the publication revisits Meagan to give you an update on her latest looks and ventures. Below is a press release:

Meagan Good is definitely one of the most successful and celebrated actresses of our time. Appearing in numerous films since her teenage years, this beautiful girl with the sweet smile has won over our hearts. Meagan is set to take on another amazing leading role on NBC’s drama series “Infamous”—scheduled for the fall. Also, the ambitious businesswoman has been tapped by Pink Brand to be the face of their Smooth Touch line. There isn’t anything that this lovely lady can’t do! Hype Hair showcases Ms. Good in a glamorous four-page photo spread showcasing her signature asymmetrical cut that fits her personality perfectly.

This issue is on newsstand now!

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Watch My Sneaker: Swizz Beatz & Nas Rocking Snakeskin Reebok

Last night Wednesday (July 11), the 2012 ESPY Awards took place in Los Angeles. Swizzy and Nasir walked the red carpet in a pair of snakeskin Reebok sneakers. Nasir also took the stage to perform “Nasty”, “The Don” and “Summer On Smash” (with Swizz Beatz). Life Is Good arrives this Tuesday (July 17).

Video: Nas performing “Nasty Nas”, “The Don” & “Summer On Smash” Ft. Swizz Beatz at the ESPY Awards

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Dope Or Nope? $280 Android Homme “Grid” Sneakers

We’re in the middle of summer and Android Homme has released their Grid high-top sneakers. The Cayenne blue/black retails for $280. “The Upper is constructed of waxed canvas and premium lamb leather featuring quilted heel detail in lamb suede. The Grid sits on a rubber midsole with a high quality crepe outsole layered on top for superior comfort.

The coral pink/black retails for $280. “The Upper is constructed of waxed canvas and premium lamb leather featuring quilted heel detail in lamb suede. The Grid sits on a rubber midsole with a high quality crepe outsole layered on top for superior comfort.”

The liquid black retails for $340. “The Upper is constructed of premium lamb leather featuring quilted heel detail in lamb suede. The Grid sits on a rubber midsole with a high quality crepe outsole layered on top for superior comfort.”

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Returning To Fashion: Eve Reveals Plans For A New Clothing Line & Speaks On Her Style Evolution

Last weekend, during the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, Black Voices chatted with Philly’s rapper, actress and fashion designer Eve. The Ruff Ryders first femcee has been busy in the studio working on her long-awaited comeback album and is gearing up to embark on the Ruff Ryder reunion tour. While chatting with Black Voices, Eve talked about the actual outfit she had one, how her style has evolved, and revealed plans for a new clothing line. Below are some excerpts:

Tell us about this amazing sequined tie-dye dress you’re wearing.

The dress is by a company called Ashish, which I’m obsessed with. It’s easy and comfy. But, it’s also glamorous — so it’s the best of both worlds for me. And I’m usually not a color girl, but I love this dress. The shoes are Louboutin. They hurt but they’re worth it.

We’ve loved watching your style evolve over the years. How would you describe your personal style now?

I would call it “easy glamour.” I hate the word “easy” though, because “easy” and “glamour” just don’t sound good together. But, I’m the kind of person that likes something simple with a splash.

Is there anyone you look to for style inspiration?

Not really. It’s more about osmosis. You know what I mean? That’s what fashion kind of is. I’m always watching something or seeing something that inspires me. And it’s really just about how I feel, more than anything else.

We were sad when your clothing and accessories line Fetish shut down again in 2009. Do you plan on bringing it back?

There will be something, but it won’t be Fetish. I gave that up — the partners got on my nerves. But there will be something; you’ll see something soon.

So, what can we expect from the new collection once it launches?

It will be more shoes than it will be clothes.

Read the interview in its entirety over at Black Voices.

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Only N***a In First Class: Wiz Khalifa’s Sophomore Album Cover & Tracklist

On August 28th, Atlantic Records rapper Wiz Khalifa will be releasing his sophomore LP, entitled O.N.I.F.C. (Only Nigga In Firat Class). An unconfirmed album cover and tracklist hit the Interweb late last night Wednesday (July 11). If this tracklist is correct, Pharrell, 50 Cent, 2 Chainz, Prodigy and Wiz’s Taylor Gang members are on board for this flight. Peep the rumored tracklist below:

O.N.I.F.C. Tracklist via Via UGHH

1. O.N.I.F.C.
2. Make Me Remember You (Feat. The Weeknd)
3. My Life
4. Syppin’ On The Curv (Feat. Juicy J)
5. Work Hard, Play Hard
6. Mean Girls
7. Sub Bass
8. Roll One Up
9. Taylor Planes (Feat. Curren$y, Berner, Chevy Woods, Smoke DZA)
10. Get The Paper
11. Extreme
12. The Future Is Ours (Feat. Pharrell & 2 Chainz)
13. Through The Fall
14. Rich Kids (Feat. 50 Cent, Cam’ron & Prodigy)
15. One Night (Feat. Lola Monroe)
16. Hangover

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Looking Good In Hollywood: Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Spotted Meeting At Kanye’s House

Do we still get excited when we see these two together or are we tired of seeing them? Kanye West and his girlfriend Kim Kardashian were recently spotted outside of Kanye’s house in West Hollywood. When they hopped out of Kanye’s black Lamborghini (Kim brought it for him as a birthday gift), they were looking fly in matching “black & white” outfits. Kanye had on a white shirt, black pants paired with Air Jordan 1 “Black/Royal” and Kim also wore a white shirt, black pants paired with Christian Louboutin pumps.

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Taking His Talents To South Beach: Rising Chicago Rapper Rockie Fresh Signs To Rick Ross’ MMG

Congrats goes out to rising Chicago rapper Rockie Fresh. He has been added to the MMG power circle. Earlier this morning Thursday (July 12), the up & coming rapper signed to Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group. Hard work pays off and it’s good to see Fresh turn his dream into reality. He has been riding high after the release of his mixtape, Driving 88 back in January. Fresh was signed to Roc Nation management and created a bigger buzz for himself after dropping mixtpes and viral videos. Peep the series of tweets from Rick Ross below:

Everyone Welcome @RockieFresh to MMG!! http://instagr.am/p/M-Wi_yBvO_/ 

Everyone Welcome @rockiefresh to the @MaybachMusicGrpFamily!!!!

It’s Official @RockieFresh Is Apart Of The Maybach Empire@rickyrozay @iamguccipucci http://instagr.am/p/M-YXwXlkq6/ 

#Chicago much Luv. @rockiefresh

Follow Official @MaybachMusicGrp Recording Artist @RockieFreshNow!! RT

Rockie Fresh Tweets:

Salute to @RickyRozay for seeing my vision. We #RichForever#MMG

Blessed

Don Bleek Speaking: Congrats on your new deal Rockie Fresh! Welcome to the music industry, give it all you have and take your talents pass the stars.

Rockie Fresh “Into The Future”

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