Hussein Chalayan

PUMA’s avant garde creative director Hussein Chalayan has created a bold vision for A/W 2011. The concept? That old human favorite, the camera and speed. “This season, PUMA by Hussein Chalayan takes inspiration from camera mechanics,” a statement about the collection read. “The collection does a double take and is doubly exposed, simultaneously reflecting upon […]

Music

Barbie-loving rapper Nicki Minaj was super colorful during her performance on the “I Am Music Tour” in Florida. Nicki was up to her usual performance antics with some outlandish and hilarious stage skits.  Nicki loves the color pink and the color pink loves Ms. Minaj right back. Rocking a two-toned half-pink, half-black pixie cut/bride of […]

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We can see right through Nicki Minaj with the forthcoming video premiere of her very personal single “Right Thru Me.” We all can admit its amazing to hear the many voices and characters Ms. Minaj portrays on her other tracks, but this song is different. Nicki isn’t using her usual animated voices to spit hot […]

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Barack Obama recently chopped it up with Rolling Stone Magazine and in the interview they asked the Prez what’s popping in your iPod so the Prez replied;  Thanks to Reggie [Love, the president’s personal aide], my rap palate has greatly improved. Jay-Z used to be sort of what predominated, but now I’ve got a little Nas and […]

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We haven’t heard much from Nelly this past year, but he’s making a comeback from his brief hiatus from the rap game with his new song and video “Just a Dream.” In “Just a Dream” rapper Nelly professes his love to a mystery woman and reminisces about the good times in a dissolved relationship. With […]

Style

Having a video on VH1 Soul, and a song in rotation on radio stations across the country is one thing. Even receiving a random phone call from Universal Motown is exciting. But here I am – still unsigned – recovering from a slight artist identity crisis and feelings of overwhelming failure. How could I screw up such […]

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We told you Meek Mill was about to blow! The Philly-bred emcee just dropped the remix to his single ‘Rose Red,’ off of his mixtape The Flamerz 3,  and it features an all-star cast of guests. T.I. drops one of his hardest verses since being released from prison. Harlem’s own Vado, who’s buzz in NY […]

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For as long as hip-hop has been around it has been inextricably connected to the streets. After all, ‘the street’,or some romanticized notion thereof, is the essence of hip-hop. It’s where hip-hop originated from, where its style comes from, its stories and its aspirations. Any rapper worth his salt has to come up through the […]

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Something as prestigious as receiving 5 Mics from The Source magazine does not come often. In fact it has been five years since the bible of hip hop has honored an artist with such accolades, and fans are anxiously awaiting the newest issue of the mag to find out which album impressed them the most. […]

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So, it is 2010. Your record label will throw a party if your record can crawl its way to a Gold Plaque. The fans do not; and often times will not, buy your CD until they’ve heard at least 4-5 great songs they like (i.e. Top 10 hits). Hell, it even takes a boatload of […]

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Seems like some internet folks have been having a little fun with Alvin Green. The South Carolina nominee for State Senate has been lampooned and now seems to have created a rap campaign ad. It’s actually a pretty cool song, don’t understand why Lebron James is in the video but that’s neither here nor there, […]

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When the phrase ‘Hip Hop Is Dead’ started being said it hurt New York the most, Especially coming from a Ny artist. When rapper Nas came out with the song ‘Hip Hop Is Dead’ it almost validated that the Hip Hop industry was falling to pieces. When you think of the word Hip Hop you […]