Daily Archives: August 1, 2012

Sneaker Me Dope: Wale Rocking Air Jordan IX ‘Olive’

Wale was recently spotted wearing a pair of Air Jordan IX ‘Olive’. Originally released on March 9, 2002 and features a black leather upper surrounded by an olive-green durabuck. Wale paired his sneakers with a Penfield jacket, black jeans and tee-shirt. He accessorized his outfit with a Fendi belt. Wale’s sophomore album Ambition is gold (selling over 500,000 copies). His new album is due later this year. Do you have any thoughts on his outfit?

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Looking Flawless: Megan Good Gets Sexy For The August 2012 Issue Of Upscale Hype

The talented and sexy married Megan Good looks flawless on the August 2012 issue of Upscale magazine. On the cover, she wore a black and white dress accessorized with a diamond necklace and bracelet. Below are some excerpts:

On being typecast: 

“There were a couple times where the director said ‘We really like you, but you’re a little bit too sexy.’ And I’m like, ‘Well, what do I need to do? Wear a turtleneck? You know, loose-fitting clothes?’ And they’re like “Nah, it’s just something that you give off.” I don’t know that I necessarily believe that. I believe that people, when they have a pre-conceived notion of who you are, and things you’ve done in the past, sometimes they forget that as an actor you’re able to shut off whatever you need to shut off, and you’re able to turn on whatever you need to turn on.”

On her love for her husband:
“To me there’s nothing sexier than a man that loves the Lord. I can’t imagine anything more attractive. And then, we just get each other, we don’t judge each other. He understands me. His love has brought a lot of healing to a lot of areas that have been really painful for me. ”

“Being with someone who is a preacher as well, people tend to try to sensationalize everything you do. So that’s definitely been a different experience for me…”

On what true power is: 
My definition of power is being able to move, and live, and do the things that you aspire to do and that you believe are part of your purpose to do, without letting other people’s opinions or judgements manipulate your direction, without getting discouraged when a door closes, and just kinda having a good sense of self, and knowing who you are, and being strong in your walk with God. All of that, to me, is what power is.

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Wiz Khalifa Confirms Album Pushed Back: ‘O.N.I.F.C.’ Set To Drop This Fall

Platinum-selling rapper Wiz Khalifa sophomore disc, O.N.I.F.C. (Only N***as In First Class) was scheduled to hit shelves August 28. Wiz confirmed with FUSE that the disc has been pushed back until September 18.

It’s really the highest level of what people expect from me,” Wiz said of his sophomore album. “People know me for a lot of different things, they know me for making big hooks, they know me for picking dope ass beats, they know me for spittin’. This album is really gonna portray all of that in the best way possible. If you never heard rap before in your life and you listen toO.N.I.F.C., you’re gonna be like, ‘I’m a fan of that.’”

O.N.I.F.C. will feature production from Pharrell, Jim Jonsin, Sledgren and more. Watch the interview below:

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Ladies All Glammed-Up: Brandy & Monica Wearing Killer Heels

Brandy took to her Tumblr account to release a few pictures from her upcoming visual “Put It Down” Ft. Chris Brown. A premiere date for the visual still has yet to be announced. In the visual, Brandy is sitting in front of a white Porsche wearing a killer pair of $1,195 Cheetah Giuseppe Zanotti Leopard Heels paired with white pants and a bra-top.  Looks like Brandy is giving her fans that 90’s flavor with her long box braids.

Monica recently gave her mother a surprise 61st birthday party at Aria restaurant in the Buckhead section of Atlanta. For the special occasion, Mo wore a killer pair peep-toe slingbacks from Christian Louboutin  paired with a white blazer, shirt and red, black and $897 Donna Karan Striped Pencil skirt.

Monica pics via  Freddy-O

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Who Has New Juice? Rick Ross & MMG Cover Vibe’s August/September 2012 Issue

Rick Ross and his MMG Comrades are gracing the cover of VIBE‘s annual ‘Juice issue’. Hands down, MMG is the hottest label out! They are the new Roc-A-Fella! Below is an excerpt.

RICK ROSS IS THE CENTER OF THE MMG UNIVERSE. RAPPER BY RAPPER, SINGER BY SINGER, THE CEO IS ROUNDING OUT A ROSTER THAT WILL DEFINE HIS LEGACY IN HIP-HOP. AND IF ANY OF HIS SQUAD SURPASSES HIM? WELL, THAT’S THE BIG IDEA”. 

Read the full cover story over at VIBE.

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Jessica White & Tika Sumpter Help Kelly Rowland Celebrate The Debut Of Her Special Edition TW Steel Watch

Last night Tuesday (July 31), Kelly Rowland debut her TW Steel Kelly Rowland “Special Edition” watches at The Standard in NYC. Rowland recently inked a partnership with TW Steel Watch Company for her very own pink special edition. Rowland enjoyed some drinks with her girls Jessica White and Tika Sumpter. Publicist Jonathan Cheban106 & Park‘s host Rocsi, singer Adrienne Bailon and TW Steel CEO Jordy Cobelens were in attendance. Peep the pics:

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Across The Pond: LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook & Chris Paul Partying In London

The Team USA basketball team is currently across the pond in London for the 2012 Olympics. Last night Tuesday (July 31), LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul partied it up at Funky Buddha nightclub in Mayfair. Team USA also beaten Tunisia by over 50 points to advance in the next tournament. I’m sure there were a lot of bottles being popped. Peep the pics below:

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Official Visual: Keyshia Cole Ft. Lil Wayne “Enough Of No Love”

After taking a couple of years off, R&B singer Keyshia Cole is back with her new single “Enough Of No Love” Ft. Lil Wayne. The track serves as the first single off KC’s upcoming album, Woman To Woman. In the Benny Boom directed visual, KC locks herself into a padded room going crazy over love. She also joins forces with a few pretty ladies to add some dope choreography during Weezy’s verse.

The Oakland songstress visual went viral earlier today Wednesday (August 1). Her new album arrives soon. KC’s BET‘s reality show Keyshia & Daniel: Family First also premieres this fall 2012. Watch the footage below:

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Miami Takeover 2012 Part 1

The 5th annual Miami Takeover weekend was held July 20 – July 23, 2012 in Miami Beach, FL.  YDBR team attended some of the events during the weekend and was able to witness how the DMV likes to party!

Friday was Dee Jay Casper’s All white Affair and was the official kick off to the MTO 2012 weekend.  The event was held at the beautiful Nikki Beach on Ocean Drive and at a first glance this event was “Lights, Camera , No Action” because of the line situation and drama from someone’s “momma”, but once we were allowed in the venue and witnessed the sea of white and folks partying, it was obvious that this was the PARTY! Dee Jay Casper was definitely ROCKING the event.   Shayla and her friends from Maryland have attended this event for two years in a row and wholeheartedly agreed that Nikki Beach was by far a better venue than last’s year party.  And because of the great start, she and her girls planned on attending all events that weekend.  Once the yodonbleekraps team entered the second floor, we discovered that’s where the real party was and Big Tigger and comedian Red Grant were spotted in the VIP section.  By 3am the party was still going on and the music was still crunk.

We skipped Saturday’s events and instead decided to check out King of Diamond’s….. and to sum it up in eight words: Everyone Should Witness This Once In Their Life! It is truly an adventure. This place definitely lives up to the hype and if you are in Miami and you can actually find the place, you have to visit.

Words by @TamLewIsTrue (YDBR Copy Editor)

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Kendrick Lamar And Dr. Dre Cover XXL‘s 15th Anniversary Issue

Legendary music producer Dr. Dre and his protegé Kendrick Lamar are covering the 15th anniversary of XXL magazine. This issues arrives on newsstand on August 14th. More details to come.

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