Daily Archives: July 16, 2012

From The Streets To The Boardroom: Don Bleek Writes Letter To His IDOL Jay-Z

In my opinion, Shawn Corey Carter (Jay-Z) epitomizes the meaning of a Black male from the projects and inner cities. Strength, power, education, success, wealth and tenacity, Jay-Z represents all of that.

My idol made it out of the streets in Marcy Project’s (Brooklyn, New York) to performing on global stages around the world and now he is having meetings in the boardroom.

I’m so grateful for what Jay-Z is doing for people who grew up similar to how he did. He is a husband, father, rapper, CEO, entrepreneur, role model and much more. I’m also more than excited to grow up in a world with great people like Jay-Z. He proved that you can come from nothing and still become something.

Jay-Z, please continue to be inspirational, be motivational, be courage, be brave, be strong, be you, and be generous.”

-Love Don Bleek

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Dope Or Nope? Kanye West Wearing $1,599 En Noir Leather Unisex Sweat Pants

Over this past weekend, music artist and rapper Kanye West was spotted arriving to the set of his “Way Too Cold” visual shoot with DJ Khaled and Kim Kardashian. Yeezy was wearing a pair of $1,599 En Noir unisex sweat pants which are from En Noir Monochromatic Minimalism collection. This collection also includes leather tank tops, hoodies, short, and tee-shirts. Yeezy paired his sweat pants with a black tee-shirt and his Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Black/Solar Red” sneakers. Dope or Nope? Vote below:

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Showing Support To Her New Friend: Lady Gaga Spotted In Chicago Cheering On Kendrick Lamar

I remember a few years ago, Lady Gaga was performing on local stages inside of Manhattan nightclubs, now she is performing on global stages around the world. In the beginning, people didn’t believe in or understood Lady Gaga vision, but she still didn’t give up on her dreams. She took action, had a vision and now she is the biggest artist in pop music. Over this past weekend, the mutli platinum-selling recording artist was spotted in Chicago. She was in the Chi to support her new friend Kendrick Lamar during his Pitchfork Festival performance. Ha! I’m sure people didn’t foresee this happening but it was once said, “The complete opposite makes the best of friends.” Gaga was seen cheering on the Compton native as he performed. Last week, K. Dot released his T-Minus produced single “Swimming Pools (Drank)” which is featured on his upcoming album, kid m.A.A.d city, due October 22.

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New Visual: Lola Monroe “Goldie (Remix)”

She’s beautiful, talented, with style and a lot of dope bars. Taylor Gang’s first femcee and The Source let go the visual to Lola Monroe’s “Goldie (Remix)” which samples A$AP Rocky track of the same name. In the My-Kel Monroe-directed visual, Lola shows her Ethiopian style. As always, Lola stays true to herself and reps D.C. to the fullest. Watch below:

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A Nice Day In Cali: Chris Brown & Karrueche Tran Spotted Shopping In West Hollywood

Over this past weekend, singer Chris Brown and his girlfriend Karrueche Tran enjoyed the nice weather in California. The twosome did some shopping in West Hollywood. With all those bags and the heat, it looks like Brown and Tran was tired. I’m sure they went back to Brown’s mansion for a cool night of fun.  They have been dating for a while now. I hope it all works out for the best.

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New Music: Gunplay Ft. Rick Ross “Real N****s”

Real niggas do real things and with that being said, Def Jam new signee Gunplay releases “Real Niggas” Ft. Rick Ross. The track was produced by Young Shun Beats. This hood anthem is promised to cause a problem in the inner cities and clubs. Listen below:

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Fashion Me Dope: Kanye West Carrying A Balmain Hoodie & Wearing $650 Maison Martin Margiela Sneakers

And out in Los Angeles, over this past weekend Kanye West was spotted getting out of a black Rolls Royce in style. Kanye was carrying a black Balmain hoodie, wearing a white tee-shirt and khaki pants paired with $650 black Maison Martin Margiela Line 22 High Top Velcro Leathers Sneakers. Does Kanye ever have a bad fashion moment? He’s always styling, gotta love Kanye! Do you have any thoughts on his outfit?

Spotted over at Upscale Hype

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Fall 2012 Style: $1,125 ‘Balmain’ Black Velcro Strap Sneakers

Some new Balmain Black Ribbed Velcro Strap Sneakers were recently released. These kicks would be super dope to wear in the fall with some black skinny/fitted jeans or leather pants. They feature a leather body alongside ribbed panels with hints of suede on the ankle, toe and heel. They also have tonal lace-up closure, Velcro strap across the middle, zipper at the heel and a white rubber sole. They’re available for $1,125 over a ssense. Do you like these sneakers and how would you wear them?

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Beach Body: A Shirtless Romeo & Friends Invades Miami Beach

A shirtless Romeo and his friends invaded Miami Beach over this past weekend. Romeo showed the sexy ladies his beach body as he and his friends had some fun in the sun. This guy loves showing his chest and six-pack. He just came seem to keep his shirt on. I’m sure the ladies don’t mind seeing him shirtless. Lol. Peep the pics below:

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Photoshoot Fresh: Solange Does A Railroading Photoshoot In Texas

While recently visiting home (Texas), Solange did a “Railroading” photo shoot. With a beer, standing in front of the American flag and sitting on the tracks, Solange did a dope shoot in Marfa, Texas. Solange is very creative and I love how she uses her own concept to do fly things. This shoot turned out pretty cool. I love the whole theme. Are you feeling this shoot? Peep the pics below:

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