Daily Archives: January 18, 2013

Interview: Carmelo Anthony Speaks On His Watch Collection, Style, Fashion Advice & More

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Carmelo Anthony is a beast on the court and off the court, this New York Knicks forward is a fashion icon. It is my opinion to say that Melo along with LeBron James are the best dressed players in the NBA. The 6″8 baller has a style that is unique and stands out. While in London for his game at the 02 Arena against the Detroit PistonsBritish Esquire got the chance to talk to Melo about his new wristwear-inspired M9 sneakers, fashion, style advice and much more. Below are some excerpts:

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I have a bunch of timepieces. I love collecting watches – ever since I could start affording them. I could never afford watches, but now I take time to educate myself and learn about them.

With the M9 I was just trying to do something different around this time. My love for watches and the movement of watches, I really wanted to see if I could incorporate that into a shoe design. It came out well. It exceeded my expectations.

My advice for taller guys? It’s tough! Stay away from the rack. You’ll be trying too hard [to find clothes] if you’re shopping at the rack. Try and find things that are comfortable for you.

Growing up, my style was completely different. Even my first couple of years in the NBA, it was always jeans and Timberlands, T-shirts.

I like to get out and see what’s out there. Go to boutique shops, try to mess around and play around with different brands and different styles of clothes. It’s not so much about shopping at the big brand name stores, it’s about finding things that you can connect with.

Anything can be fashionable to any one person. I don’t think you should look at somebody else and say “I want to wear this because somebody else was wearing it.”

Read the interview in its entirety over at British Esquire.

Source: British Esquire

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Alicia Keys & Jennifer Hudson Spotted Together At Sundance

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Yesterday Thursday (January 17), multi-platinum-selling Grammy Award winning singers Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson arrived to Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. A. Keys was there to promote her new film The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister & Pete. She also executive produced this project which tells the story of two inner-city kids who are forced to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by authorities. In the movie, J. Hud stars as a character with a heroin addiction. Jordan Sparks, Anthony Mackie and Skylan Brooks also star in the movie. 

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T.I. Shopping For A $75 Million Record Deal; Sony Offered Him $50 Million

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Last week, I reported that former Atlantic Records rapper T.I. fulfilled his contractual agreement with the label, is now a free agent and had a secret meeting with the executives over at Sony Records. According to Sandra Rose , “T.I. is on the verge of signing a new record deal with Sony.  T.I. and Grand Hustle CEO Jason Geter met with the head honchos of Sony Records to discuss a “big deal”. The big names in the room included Doug Morris, Chairman & CEO of Sony Music Entertainment; Shawn “Tubby” Holiday, A&R Sony Music; Mark Pitts, President of Urban Music at RCA/Sony and founder of Bystorm Entertainment; and Peter Edge, CEO of Sony’s RCA Music Group. The discussions also included a distribution deal for Grand Hustle Records.”

Now, TMZ is reporting that “T.I. is shopping a $75 million deal which will include three albums, 10-20% of publishing, touring, merchandise, film and TV rights, corporate endorsement deals, and exclusive singing of all Grand Hustle artists. Sources close to T.I. tell TMZ … he’s already met with some of the industry’s biggest names … including Dr. Dre, who asked him to join Interscope over dinner at Katana… and Jay-Z, who wants T.I. in the Roc Nation familyWe’re told Sony’s put a $50 million deal on the table so far … and Universal’s meeting with him later this week to make an offer too.”

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Lala Anthony Wears $84 Top Shop Stripe Highwaisted Trousers & $625 Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120mm Pumps

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Last night, media personality, actress, reality star and business woman Lala Anthony was spotted across the pond in London to cheer on her husband Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks as they played against the Detroit Pistons at the 02 Arena. For the occasion, Lala styled in a black The Row Peplum Leather Top and $84 Top Shop Stripe Highwaisted Trousers paired with $625 Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120mm Pumps. Do you like Lala’s outfit? Next month, Lala will return to Miami for the ‘Market America’ conference to promote her Motives by Lala cosmetics.

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A$AP Rocky Dressed In Upscale Designers While Making His NYC Promo Rounds, ‘Long.Live.A$AP’ Will Debut At #1

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RCA Records rapper A$AP Rocky was recently photo’d leaving the Late Show With Dave Letterman. He was there to perform his new track Long.Live.A$AP and to promote his debut album of the same name. He styled in a Rick Owens DRKSHDW Jacket layered over a $225 Pyrex Religion Hoodie and light grey ripped denim jeans paired with white Nike Air Force 1’s.

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A$AP Rocky is very fashionable and just like myself, he loves shopping. Today, is a good day to shop, but I’d much rather stay home, sit in front of my computer and playing Party Casino (www.partycasino.com) all day, which is a fun and cool fully licensed online game site. Why go to the casino or bingo hall when you can play from home on your computer? If you love playing online games, I’m sure you wouldn’t mind playing Party Casino. I already tried it and enjoyed playing Blackjack, Baccarat, Mega Fortune Wheel and Poker. Give it a try and then share your thoughts with me.

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According to HitsDailyDouble, A$AP Rocky’s debut album, Long.Live.A$AP will debut at #1 on next week’s Billboard 200 with a projected 130k-140,000 copies sold in the first week. Rocky will also be the first rapper from Harlem to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 since Ma$e released his Harlem World album back in 1997. Congrats Rocky!

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Ashanti Looks Dope In Air Jordan Retro 11 ‘Black/Varsity Red-White’ Sneakers; Plus Carries A Chanel Bag

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Singer and actress Ashanti was exhausted after a long day of shopping. For her shopping trip, Ashanti rocked a dope causal look which included a fur vest layered over a grey shirt and black leather tights paired with Air Jordan Retro 11 ‘Black/Varsity Red-White’. She accessorized her outfit with a red Chanel bag and a NY fitted cap. The multi-platinum selling singer is scheduled to release her 5th solo album, Braveheart on March 26th. This album will feature collaborations with Busta Rhymes, Meek Mill, French Montana and R. Kelly. Ashanti also worked with a variety of producers including Rico Love, Darkchild, Alex da Kidd, Danja, Cool & Dre and more. Are you looking forward to Ashanti’s new album and what are your thoughts on her outfit?

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Pusha T Speaks On His Upcoming Projects, Grammy Nod & Labeled Andre 3000 As His Favorite Rapper At The Moment

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Rapper Pusha T is gearing up to drop his debut solo album, My Name Is My Name but before that project hit stores and iTunes, the G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam rapper will drop his free mixtape, Wrath Of Caine, which arrives soon. It is my opinion to say, “Lyrically, Pusha is a beast! I think he is so underrated.” King Push recently talked to Village Voice about his upcoming projects, Grammy nomination and his favorite rapper at the moment. Below are some highlights:

So the mixtape is called Wrath of Caine and the album is My Name Is My Name?
Yeah, that’s right. The [mixtape] is from a play on words from my favorite record by Big Daddy Kane. I felt the title was a brief description of what people know me for. My Name is My Name is a reference to Marlo from The Wire. I felt like I was coming under a lot of scrutiny about my content. At least it felt that way because of social media and things. I just feel like, man, my name is Pusha. You should know what you’re going to get from me by now. This has been my brand of rap for a very long time.

So obviously drug dealer fly shit will be overlying themes on both projects.
Well yeah, but I like to think my music has a lot of perspective too even though people might not think so. More than anything it’s about showcasing who I am. Even in [Clipse] I was more the brash young, unapologetic rapper. That may vary slightly, but it’s still me. I still want to keep all my Clipse fans engaged. I think the different perspectives is what my brother bought to the table.

What are some producers you work with who give ‘Ye and Pharrell a run for their money?
I think P and ‘Ye are two of the greats, but I do feel like there are certain producers who I can go to for hot peer of what they do. NoID is one of them. He can give you the purest level of hip-hop and still be current. Every aspect of true Hip Hop will be incorporated into a beat and it will still sound fresh and new. I feel like Nottz is a sample king. We have a crazy record together. Just Blaze gives you the cinematic joint. He gives you the climax of the movie every time. Some wouldn’t consider them super producers but I do.

Plus you’re a Grammy nominated artist now. What’s that feel like? Do you place importance on it or nah?
I guess it’s fresh. It’d be fresher if I was nominated for my own song (laughs). Nah I’ve never been apart of something like this so I’m happy to be a part of it. It’s something… It’s great for G.O.O.D. Music.

So who’s your favorite rapper right now at this exact moment?
Favorite rapper? Jay-Z. No wait. I take that back. Andre 3000 is my favorite rapper right now.

Head over to Village Voice to read the full interview:

Source: Village Voice 

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