Daily Archives: January 30, 2013

Prominent Music Executive Sylvia Rhone Launches New Label ‘Vested In Culture’ With Epic Records


It was just announced by Doug Morris, CEO of Sony Music Entertainment that prominent music executive Sylvia Rhone’s Vested in Culture (VIC) has inked a joint venture with Epic Records. As Chairman of VIC, Rhone will report to L.A. Reid and oversee the day-to-day operations of the New York-based label.

VIC’s first release will be the long-awaited debut from Latin pop star Kat Dahlia, followed by a new album from indie pop duo Quadron and the debut album from New York’s own, R&B singer Deon Young. Sebastian Mikael, Casey Veggies and Cashius Green are also on the label’s roster.

In a press release, Morris said, “Sylvia is one of the most talented and gifted creative executives in the industry. She is a proven success who time-and-again has displayed a special understanding of how to inspire great artistry and develop hits. We are excited to be working with her on this new venture, and we are proud to call her a member of the Sony Music family.”

It gives me great pleasure to work alongside the most successful female record executive of all time,” said Reid. “She has taste, style, vision and she has my complete support.”

The partnership between Vested in Culture and Epic Records marks an exciting new chapter in my career,” said Rhone. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Doug Morris and L.A. Reid, and couldn’t ask to work with better music men than them. I look forward to building a great label and being a part of their continued success.”

In the past Rhone served at the President of Universal Motown Records, which included Lil Wayne, and YMCMB, Kid Cudi, Akon, Melanie Fiona and Nelly. She also worked as Chairman/CEO of the Elektra Entertainment Group (EEG), where she was responsible for the breakout success of Missy Elliott, Fabolous and Busta Rhymes.

Credit: Epic Records

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Diggy Simmons Styling In $895 Spring/Summer 2012 Maison Martin Margiela Sneakers


Talented and stylish rapper Diggy Simmons Instagram’d a photo of himself styling in a pair of Spring/Summer 2012 $895 Maison Martin Margiela Sneakers. These sneakers are becoming a trend in the Hip Hop community. Rapper Future also wore these kicks. See the original post here. Diggy completed his outfit with a black jacket, shirt and grey sweats. He is gearing up to drop his new mixtape, entitled Out Of This World. The project will arrive soon!



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Rihanna Covers Rolling Stone & Speaks On Getting Back With Chris Brown; “Even if it’s a mistake, it’s my mistake”


Isn’t she’s a hottie? Rihanna covers the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine. On the cover, Riri gives us a glamorous close-up shot and let her long hair down with a shaved left side. For her second Rolling Stone cover, the Def Jam singer was shot by famed photographer Terry Richardson. Inside, she opens up about getting back with Chris Brown and dealing with the backlash. Below are some excerpts:

On getting back with Chris Brown and what it means to her public image:

“I decided it was more important for me to be happy,” she tells contributing editor Josh Eells. “I wasn’t going to let anybody’s opinion get in the way of that. Even if it’s a mistake, it’s my mistake. After being tormented for so many years, being angry and dark, I’d rather just live my truth and take the backlash. I can handle it.”

“When you add up the pieces from the outside, it’s not the cutest puzzle in the world,” Rihanna says. “You see us walking somewhere, driving somewhere, in the studio, in the club, and you think you know. But it’s different now. We don’t have those types of arguments anymore. We talk about shit. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don’t want to lose that.”

He doesn’t have the luxury of fucking up again,” she says. “That’s just not an option. I can’t say that nothing else will ever go wrong. But I’m pretty solid in the knowing that he’s disgusted by that. And I wouldn’t have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility.”


Credit: Rolling Stone 

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Swizz Beatz Wears $685 Givenchy Studded Strap High Top Sneakers & A Custom Paislee Cap


Music artist and fashion designer Swizz Beatz and his Grammy Award winning R&B singer wife Alicia Keys, along with their son Egypt are currently vacaying in Monaco, France. While in the French Riviera, Swizzy styled in a custom-made Paislee cap and $685 Givenchy Studded Strap High Top sneakers. Swizzy completed his outfit with a varsity jacket and tan cargo pants. Those sneakers are dope! I want a pair and I am ordering this cap next week. Fellas, would you wear this cap and do you like these sneakers?




Photo Credit: Swizz Beatz’s Instagram

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Evelyn Lozada Releases Sexy Lingerie Photo Spread


Reality star Evelyn Lozada is currently filming Basketball Wives season 5 which premieres this Spring 2013. In between time, the very outspoken wild chick took to her blog, EvelynLozada.Com and released some pics from a recent “Beauty Issue” photo shoot with the following message:

Hello Sweeties! Lately I have been super busy with filming and making appearances, however, I found time to squeeze in a shoot for an upcoming “Beauty Issue” cover! Here is a sneak peek for all of you! Of course I was styled by the best, Jason Sky and I can’t wait for you to see the finish product!!!

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Ugh! Let’s pray that she is not disrespecting herself by jumping over tables and throwing bottles on this season.


Photo Credit: Evelyn Lozada 

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Peep His Footwear: Rapper Future Rocks $895 Spring/Summer 2012 Maison Martin Margiela Sneakers


Rapper Future was on set filming a new video with Rick Ross, DJ Khaled and 2 Chainz. He chose to wear a black leather top and pants paired with Spring/Summer 2012 $895 Maison Martin Margiela Sneakers. The Atlanta native dropped his debut album, Pluto last year and it debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 41,000 copies. As of now, the disc has sold over 217,000 copies. He is currently in the studio working on his sophomore album, entitled Future Hendrix which is rumored to feature collaborations with Rihanna, Kanye West, Kelly Rowland, Drake, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and more.




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