Daily Archives: October 17, 2012

Ladies Night Out: LaLa Anthony & Taraji P. Henson Spotted Dining In Manhattan

Lala Anthony and her girlfriend Taraji P. Henson were spotted dining at Miss Lilly’s in Manhattan, New York last night Tuesday (September 16). I’m pretty sure both of these ladies got a lot of attention in their eye-catching outfits. Lala and Taraji also wore some nice designer pieces. Lala wore a $359 grey T by Alexander Wang Cropped Sweater and $770 Rag & Bone The JekII Leather-Trim Jeans. Taraji carried a red Celine bag. Are you feeling their outfits?

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YDBR Playlist: New Videos From Fabolous & Hit-Boy

Reppin his borough to the fullest, Fab walks the streets of Brooklyn to film the video for his “Brooklyn Nets (Freestyle)”.

G.O.O.D. Music producer Hit Boy dropped the visual for his single “East vs West”. The track is featured on his mixtape, HITstory. The music producer turned rapper (he produced Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “N****s In Paris) is gearing up to for his first headlining tour. The Cali native’s 8-city tour kicks off at Pomona in California on November 3 and will stop in NYC, Atlanta, Chicago and other major markets before wrapping up at Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles on November 17. Tickets are on sale now.

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Brandy Covers VIBE Vixen’s Oct/Nov Issue; Talks ‘Two Eleven’, Whitney Houston’s Influences & More

Singer Brandy is covering the October/November issue of Vibe Vixen. On the cover, Brandy styled in gold and black jacket, bra-top and black booty shorts. She completed her outfit with a black belt around her waist. Inside, Brandy talks about her return to the music industry, the early stages of her career, her new album, Two Eleven, Whitney Houston’s influences and much more. Below are some highlights.

How does it feel this time around? What makes this return to music different from times before?
I had a little bit more guidance that I trusted with this album. It just felt like the beginning of mycareer; how I felt with Atlantic Records. Having my first A&R on board [Breyon Prescott], I just really trusted them and what my album should be—helping bring back the genre of R&B music.

What was the realization that you were ready to make a strict R&B album?
That’s what my fans wanted from me. I felt like that was my way to reintroduce myself to them and introduce myself to people that don’t even know me. They’re supporting me and it feels good. I took my daughter to the Mindless Behavior concert and 10- to 16-year-olds are screaming to the top of their lungs when I’m walking in. I started doing music before they were born! I just remember asking some little girl, ‘How do you know me?’

Early on in your career did you think you’d be at this age and still reaching young girls through your music?
I didn’t see it, but I definitely wanted longevity. I can’t believe sometimes that I’m still standing after everything I’ve been through, but I’m here. With the success of “Put It Down” and moving forward with “Wildest Dreams,” it feels like a brand new time but it also feels familiar to me.

It’s widely known that Two Eleven means a lot to you. It’s your birth date but also the date of Whitney Houston’s passing. What runs through your mind when you recall that day?
February 11th will never be the same. I think about her everyday but that day in particular, it’s different. I didn’t understand. I had just seen her the day before; I just spoke to her a couple days before she passed. It just didn’t seem right the way she passed. I was angry, I was confused, but as I started to process it all, I just started to feel like there was a responsibility that she passed on to me to stay true to [the music]. She gave me the dream and possibility, and I have to do that same thing for other people. This music thing is not just about me anymore. It’s about the people that I’m relating to. People need music.

Do you think that you’ll do a song for Whitney?
I don’t think I’m ready for that yet. It’s really about the overall purpose, which is music. I remember her telling me, ‘Nobody can be you so don’t try to be something other than you. Be yourself and stay true to that.’  That was the last thing she said to me. That was the last time I heard her voice. It’s all a spiritual thing to me. The day, the passing, it’s all…

Read the interview in its entirety over at Vibe Vixen.

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New Music: Meek Mill Ft. Nas, Rick Ross & John Legend “Maybach Curtains”

Philly’s own Meek Mill is destined for greatness! He is my favorite new rapper at the moment. His music embodies the streets! The young talented rapper is a diamond in the rough and the true meaning of a DreamchaserThe Maybach Music Group rapper debut album, entitled Dreams & Nightmares arrives October 30th! To support the album, Meek’s new single Maybach Curtains” Ft. Nas, Rick Ross and John Legend was just released. On this track, John sang on the hook, Meek took the back seats and dropped some dope bars about his life while the Bawse (Rick Ross) and the legend (Nas) played the front seat and schooled the youngins to the game. Listen to the audio below:

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Around The Way Girl: Rihanna Wearing A Chanel Headscarf & Handbag Paired With Air Jordan VII Retro Sneakers

Pop singer Rihanna is back on the California coast. She was photo’d in Beverly Hills arriving/leaving Scarpetta restaurant. Riri dined in a grey high-low top and black leather pants paired with Air Jordan VII Retro sneakers. Riri accessorized her outfit with a Chanel headscarf and a Chanel bag. She is a trendsetter! I love how Riri constantly reinvent herself and revamp her image. Earlier in the week, Riri released the name of her new album as well as released the official coverUNAPOLOGETIC arrives on November 19. Last month, she released her new song “Diamonds” and the track already reached #1 on the R&B and Hip-Hop charts.

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Def Jam Re-Releases Lil Reese’s Track “Traffic” As A New Single; Remix Featuring Young Jeezy Coming Soon

After the success of Lil Reese’s debut single “Traffic” Ft. Chief Keef, Def Jam has decided to re-release the track as a new single. The official remix featuring Young Jeezy will drop soon. Young Chop handled the production. Buy on iTunes and Amazon now. Back in April, Lil Reese signed a solo deal with Def Jam. Read the original story here! Listen to the audio below:

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Styling On Them Hoes: Brandy In A $285 Balenciaga Sphinx Tee-Shirt & $1,750 Givenchy Red Fold Over Boots

Singer Brandy dropped her new album Two Eleven yesterday Tuesday (September 16). The platinum-selling artist was recently spotted performing at an event to help promote the LP. She took the stage and performed some of her chart-topping hits as well as some new cuts off of her album. For the event, Brandy performed in a $285 Balenciaga Sphinx Tee-Shirt and $70 Top Moto Dip Dye Aztec Embroidered Hotpants paired with $1,750 Givenchy Red Fold Over Boots. Did you get a chance to hear Brandy’s new album yet? If so, what are your thoughts on it? Do you like this outfit that she wore recently?

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