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T.I.’s $89 Hustle Gang Hoodie & $765 Maison Martin Margiela Brown & Bronze Paneled Leather Sneakers


Earlier in the week, newly signed Columbia Records recording artist T.I. partied it up with his wife Tiny, longtime friend Monica, Toya & her husband Memphitz and NBA player John Wall at Vanquish nightclub in Atlanta.

For his club appearance, T.I. wore an $89 Hustle Gang hoodie (similar to the one below) styled with blue ripped denim jeans and $765 now $536 Maison Martin Margiela Brown & Bronze Paneled Leather Sneakers. These MMM high top sneakers are completed in tones of brown. They feature a suede paneling and metallic bronze leather bias trim throughout, round toe, grey lace up closure, quilted panels on the sides and heel, tan rubber foxing and sole and the brand’s logo patch on the tongue. You can purchase them at SSENSE.



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Just Like YDBR Previously Reported: T.I. & Grand Hustle Inks Partnership With Columbia Records


Back in January, YDBR reported that multi-platinum selling Grammy Award winning rapper T.I. had fulfilled his contractual obligations with Atlantic Records, after dropping his Trouble Man: Heavy Is The New Head album and was on the verge of signing with Sony/Columbia Records. See the original post here.

We also reported that T.I. and Grand Hustle CEO’s 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. During the meeting, T.I. was 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. See the original post here.

T.I. is no longer a free agent or shopping a major distribution deal for his Grand Hustle label. As part of the deal, Columbia plans to release T.I.’s ninth album, Trouble Man: He Who Wears The Crown early next year via Grand Hustle/Columbia. It is being reported that music producer Pharrell Williams will be overseeing the project and serves as executive producer. T.I. has also been in the studio with Timbaland and DJ Toomp.

I’m honored to be partners with such a successful, passionate and creative conglomerate like Columbia Records, who respects and supports the vision of their artist and partners,” said T.I.Nothing but love, respect, and appreciation for Doug Morris, Rob Stringer, and the entire staff. Also, a special thank you to my big bruh, Sk8board P, for always believing in me and also executive producing my upcoming project.”

Rob Stringer, Chairman/CEO Columbia Records, added, “We’re very excited to welcome T.I. to the Columbia family. With his massive U.S. success and career history, we are going to make him an even bigger superstar on a global level.”

The Atlanta-native has sold over 14 million albums and 30 million singles to date and scored four No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100.

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T.I. For Upscale Magazine


Rapper/actor turned CEO and Mogul T.I. is covering the October issue of Upscale magazine. On the front cover, Tip showed his bright smile in a black leather jacket. Inside, Tip talked about issues with his former publisher, being known as a daddy and father at this point in his career, and turning down deals. Below are some highlights:


T.I. had asked his music publisher, Warner Chapel, for $7 Million and they refused:

“They said, ‘Nah, no.’ And I said, ‘Ok, cool’ and we walked away amicably. And now the Robin Thicke record was the number one record in the world and I am the sole publisher because they didn’t want to cash me out. So thank you, Warner Chapel.”

On being known as a daddy and father at this point in his career:

“I guess a lot of things I’ve done in my career that I’ve gained attention for I wouldn’t have never really concluded that would’ve been a probable outcome… I guess [being known for being] a husband and a father is better than the guy with the machine guns and silencers.”

On turning down a couple million for a record deal: 

I get that from The Family Hustle and we’re not even talking managers cut, that’s just me—not Tameka—that’s just what I’m getting,” he stresses, making sure his point is felt. And it is. “I can get that on my own, I can get that on tour.”

On convincing Major to get mic’d up for the show:

“Sometimes he just doesn’t like to be fooled with, like, ‘I’m not into it today… I don’t force him to do nothing. I let [the production crew] handle that. For a while Gushers worked. He was like, ‘Ok, I’ll do one scene for a pack of Gushers and then the Gushers stopped working. One time they came and said, ‘If you come down we’ll give you five dollars’ and he said, ‘What?! I’ll give you five dollars.’”

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Photos Credit: Upscale magazine

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New Music: Jennifer Hudson Ft. T.I. “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)”


Produced by Pharrell Williams, Jennifer Hudson releases her new single, “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” Ft. T.I. This uptempo disco track could be the first single off J Hud’s upcoming third album. Ladies, put on your dancing shoes and get ready to jam. Fellas, this is the type of record you two-step and get your grown man/LL Cool J on to.

Stream and download “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” below:

Photos Credits: Jennifer Hudson

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T.I. & Tameka “Tiny” Harris Photo’d Shopping In Los Angeles


T.I. and is lovely wife Tiny are doing just fine, nevermind what those other blogs are reporting! The happily super rich married couple was spotted doing some shopping in Los Angeles. They both opted for a causal look. T.I. wore a fitted cap, track jacket and jeans paired with Nike Foams. Tiny rocked a black cropped top, trousers and sneakers. Check out the pics below:




Photos Credits: Sandra Rose via FameFlynet Pictures

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A$AP Rocky Wears A Pyrex Vision Hoodie & Nike Dunk High SB Pro “Supreme” Sneakers During An Interview


Rapper A$AP Rocky sat in style during his interview with an unknown publication. For the interview, the Harlem-native looked dope boy fresh in a $225 blue Pyrex Religion Hoodie which feature the Caravaggio “The Entombment of Christ” graphic on the front and Pyrex “23″ on the back. He rocked denim shorts and a pair of Nike Dunk High SB Pro “Supreme” sneakers with his hoodie. Any thoughts on Rocky’s look?



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T.I. Rocks An Akoo Tee-Shirt, Cargo Shorts & $505 Maison Martin Margiela Sneakers


Rap star T.I. is scheduled to perform at this year’s 2013 BET Awards tomorrow night. The King of the South was spotted leaning on a white truck in a royal blue $30 Akoo tee-shirt and the brand’s $79 Scavenger cargo shortsT.I. paired his outfit with $505 now $370 Maison Martin Margiela sneakers from the brand’s Spring/Summer 2013 Collection. T.I. last rocked these sneakers here. You can get these sneakers at YOOK. Fellas, would you rock T.I.’s outfit?



Photos Credit: T.I.’s Instagram | Maison Martin Margiela

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T.I. Wears Akoo Pure Shorts In Nugget Gold & Maison Martin Margiela Sneakers In Los Angeles


Happily couple T.I. & Tiny (the couple of the South) was spotted flying out of LAX, catching a flight air route from Los Angeles to Atlanta. Of course, paparazzi caught the Harrises getting out their truck and walking through the airport. T.I. flew in styled! He rocked some colorful socks with the matching hoodie layered under a denim vest paired with $65 Akoo Pure Shorts in Nugget Gold and $505 Maison Martin Margiela sneakers from the brand’s Spring/Summer 2013 Collection. Any thoughts on T.I’s colorful outfit?





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T.I. Wears A Striver Row Overcoat, Diesel K-Regolo Sweater & Akoo Denim Jeans Paired With Nike LeBron X’s


Rapper T.I. was recently spotted in NYC making his promo rounds as well as preparing for his sold out show at Manhattan’s Best Buy Theater. The King of the South dressed warm for the snowy weather in a $268 Diesel K-Regolo Sweater, Akoo denim jeans and Nike LeBron X’s sneakers. T.I. completed his outfit with a Striver Row Overcoat. Are you feeling T.I.’s snowy look?




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Watch My Kicks: T.I. Wearing Air Jordan Retro 11


Yesterday, Hip-Hop mogul, actor and author T.I. was spotted dining at Madeo in Beverly Hills with his wife Tiny and model/media personality Toccara Jones. Tip’s sneakers of choice were Air Jordan Retro 11 which he paired with blue denim jeans and a sweatshirt. Tip is currently covering the latest issue of The Source Magazine. He is also shopping a $75 million dollar distribution deal for his record company, Hustle Gang/Grand Hustle. Sony Records offered him $50 million; read the original story here.




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