Posts tagged ‘Jay-Z’

August 30, 2011

Did Lil’ Wayne End The Skinny Jeans Trend?

Was this all it took for people such as myself to realized that skinny jeans should come to an end? After watching the VMAs I was already thinking that this dude lost his mind with those leopard print spray-on tights. Although I’m a purveyor of skinny jeans, sadly I can no longer support this trend. Maybe Weezy’s stylist made a mistake. Maybe they ran out of other jean designs. Whether if any of those things happened the trend must come to an end.

To make matters even worse, they were women’s jeggings! There’s no way I can look at Weezy the same. Hood pass revoked, rockstar card declined, masculinity turned away at the door. It’s bad enough Wayne threw out a corny subliminal diss at Jay-Z on It’s Good, and Beyonce’s pregnancy/belly rub was the highlight of the night. He decides to provide us with shitty performance to end the VMAs and wore those painted-on jeans that were made for the female gender. Why Wayne? Why? The silver lining in all this for Wayne is that his album is projected to sell 700k its first week. But the majority of people will remember his wack jab at Jay and him wearing a tranny’s nut-huggers.

Oh and if you ladies would like a pair of those fabulous jeggings (laughs) they’re made by Tripp NYC. You can buy them here for $44.

Women

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August 18, 2011

Video: S1 Breaks Down “Excellence” Off WTT


Producer Symbolyc One takes us on a magic carpet ride through the process of creating the Murder for Excellence beat.

August 16, 2011

Video: Meek Mill Performs At LIV During Kanye & Jay-Z’s Party


The party looked live as hell, but I be damned if I’m paying $200 at the door on a Sunday for a party. HBO and couch-surfing hardcore on Sundays.

August 9, 2011

Celebrities Close-Up By Martin Schoeller

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Here’s a series of celebrity close-up shots. You can blame this piece of brilliance on photographer Martin Schoeller.

Photos include Mark Zuckerburg, Barack Obama, Brad Pitt, Jay-Z, Pink, Angelina Jolie, Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper (R.I.P.), and many more.

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August 8, 2011

Video: Idris Elba Talks Working With Jay-Z On American Gangster

Idris Alba is great. What more can I say?

In the first installment of our sit down with one of the hottest rising actors in Hollywood and a member of People magazine’s “Most Beautiful People In The Word” list, Idris Elba talks about making it onto the intro for Jay-Z’s “American Gangster” album. Although Idris was already featured in the movie he wasn’t sure what the response would be from one of his favorite rappers….classic story.

Stay tuned…Idris opens up to Janet of the.LIFE Files like you’ve never seen him before and talks being black in Hollywood, his feelings on being a sex symbol, his new album, The Wire and Denzel Washington this week!

Respect: TLF

August 5, 2011

Video: Jay-Z x Kanye West | Watch The Throne (Trailer)


3 days until the summer gets even hotter.

August 5, 2011

The Madbury Club: Watch The Throne | Review

The Advent of Watch The Throne reviews has arrived. The wunderkinds over at Madbury Club have released an 18 page spread based on their take of Jay-Z and Kanye’s latest project.

Trust me you’ll want to read this.

Check it here.

July 27, 2011

Missed Young Jeezy’s TM101 Show In NYC? (Videos)

For those who weren’t fortunate to attend Young Jeezy’s show at Highline Ballroom in NYC, I have some videos for you all. Considering that I didn’t make it to the show until the end, I had to watch these videos as well. Regardless, the show was DOPE! When Kanye West came out the fans lost their minds, but he wasn’t the only heavy hitter to make a guest appearance.

Check out more of the show under the cut.

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July 21, 2011

Jay-Z x Kanye West – Otis ft. Otis Redding

Since the rest of the world has it up. I decided that I’d be a follower just this once. Plus some of you guys may not have it so, enjoy.

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April 26, 2011

Video: Prodigy Talks Illuminati


One half of Mobb Deep shares his take on the illuminati. I love the resurrection of one of my all-time favorite groups. More M-O-B-B!

Prodigy has been talking about the the Illuminati for years. Long before contemporary hip-hop’s obsession with the secret society, P was vocal about the “enlightened ones” who he believes control the population to push their own agendas though food, television, radio and more.

In this exclusive Complex video, he elaborates on the subject, and also speaks on Kanye West and Jay-Z’s rumored involvement with the group.

March 23, 2011

Video: Clark Kent Talks Jay-Z’s “Reasonable Doubt” Era & His Epic Sneaker Collection

You already saw the preview, now check out Javid’s full interview with the legendary DJ Clark Kent where he talks about convincing Jay-Z to take rap seriously, helping him record and shop his early demos and an interesting first meeting with then up and coming rapper Shyne. Then Clark gets into his fabled sneaker collection, how many pairs he has left even after giving away more than 2,000 pairs to charity and what pair of shoes he would wear if it had to be the same one for the rest of his life.

If some of you don’t know about DJ Clark Kent. Do your hip-hop homework.