Archive for August, 2013

Mariah Carey Promotes ‘The Butler’ at Press Conference

Mariah Carey

Before she releases her next album, Mariah Carey is set to return to the big screen in Lee Daniels’ The Butler. On Monday, the pop diva appeared at a press conference for the film in New York alongside her co-stars Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, and Lenny Kravitz.

She plays Hattie Pearl, a field slave, in the historical drama, which opens in theaters on August 16. Mariah previously starred in Daniels’ Oscar-nominated film Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire.

The singer, who injured herself on set of the “#Beautiful (Remix)” video with Young Jeezy, wore a little black dress with a fashionable sling over her arm.

“#Beautiful,” her duet with Miguel, has been certified platinum in the U.S. after selling 1 million digital downloads. The song becomes Mariah’s 13th platinum or multi-platinum single.

She was recently in the studio with Wale and Jermaine Dupri working on a new track. “Mariah x Wale x JD = coming soon,” tweeted Wale.

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adidas Reveals 2013 Fall/Winter Run DMC “Injection” Pack [PHOTOS]

Run DMC has a relationship with adidas that dates back nearly three decades. In recent weeks we got wind that the Hip-Hop legends were teaming up with the German brand and renowned DJ and Fool’s Gold founder, A-Trak, for the “Unite All Originals campaign. And today, we get word that this was just one of two things Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels had up their sleeves.

The pioneer duo also have a capsule collection called the “Injection” pack that will include their iconic logo — featuring their names in either black or white text enclosed in red bars — on select clothing.

A list of cozy pieces ranging from sweat pants and hoodies to t-shirts and shorts were given a fashionable makeover. Sneakerheads will also be excited to know that a special edition pair of Superstar 80s (b.k.a. Shell Toes) will be available for purchase.

Be aware that the kicks will be limited to just 1,000 pairs worldwide; stay woke people. Take a look at the “Injection” pack on the following pages.

Photo: adidas, Instagram, YouTube

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Casey Veggies – The Team

Casey Veggies and crew hit the baseball diamond for the video coinciding with the West Coast rapper’s Life Changes-featured cut, “The Team.” Appropriately adhering to the team concept of the track, throughout the footage, you will see Casey and company enjoying their time playing some baseball. Life Changes dropped earlier this year, as we suggest you put that in rotation if you still have yet to do so. Enjoy.

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Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa & Twista Perform “Cocoa Butter Kisses” at Lollapalooza (Video)

During his set at Lollapalooza this weekend, Chance the Rapper brought out Vic Mensa and Twista to give a complete performance of their Acid Rap collaboration. Chance brought out Twista and Vic for a rendition of the Acid Rap smash “Cocoa Butter Kisses” at Lollapalooza this weekend.
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C-Murder Released From Prison To Attend Funeral


By Nakiya Morgan

This past Saturday (August 3), C-Murder was released from prison to attend his grandmother’s funeral. Surrounded by family and friends, the No Limit rapper arrived dressed in his orange jumpsuit and handcuffs and still managed to crack a smile.

C-Murder, who is best known for his platinum-selling debut album Life or Death, is currently serving life in prison for the fatal shooting of a 16-year old boy in a Louisiana nightclub in 2002. Thought it was a sad day for the Milller family, they still appeared to be happy to spend time with the rapper, who has been incarcerated in the Angola State Penitentiary.

Murder’s nephew Romeo Miller shared a picture on Instagram of himself and the rapper with the caption, “Being able to just sit & have a conversation w/my uncle @iamcmurder was a blessing. We gonna get you home Uncle C! Love ya,” while adding added #bestmoment #freeC to his heartfelt post.

Miller took to Twitter as well to rejoice over his uncle’s brief return with his followers. “Happy I got to see you today. Love you Unc,” he tweeted, while adding “We gone get you home soon!”

Murder also expressed his gratitude to his fans for their kind words during this devastating time.

For information on how to contact the Louisiana rapper and the latest on his projects, follow him on twitter @iamcmurder

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New Music: K. Michelle – ‘Rebellious Soul’ [Album Stream]

Rebellious Soul

K. Michelle’s long journey from her mixtape to “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” culminates with the release of her debut Rebellious Soul. The Memphis songstress pours her heart and soul into the 11 tracks including the Meek Mill-assisted “My Life”” and the Pop & Oak-produced single “V.S.O.P.”

“This project means everything to me,” said R. Kelly’s protégée. “I was determined with this project that people were gonna finally see me for more than just a crazy, ratchet reality star.”

Stream the album in its entirety via VH1 before it arrives on August 13.

Rebellious Soul Tracklisting

1. “My Life” feat. Meek Mill
2. “Damn”
3. “I Don’t Like Me”
4. “Can’t Raise a Man”
5. “V.S.O.P.”
6. “Pay My Bills”
7. “Sometimes”
8. “It’s Too Late”
9. “Hate on Her”
10. “When I Get a Man”
11. “A Mother’s Prayer”


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Republican Congressman Drums Up Birther Talk, Calls Obamcare ‘Racist’ [LISTEN]

At a recent town hall meeting last weekend, Florida congressman Ted Yoho was critical of gay marriage, accused immigrants of being terrorists, and even managed to reignite the “birther” debate. The strangest declaration, however, was the Republican lawmaker saying that Obamacare is racist against white people.

Yoho’s speech was leaked to the Internets earlier today by People For The American Way’s right-wing watchdog group, Right Wing Watch. The congressman rambled about supporting potential birther legislation from Texas Rep. Steve Stockman, ultimately stating that the law was a “distraction” but hopes it comes to pass to remove Obama from office.

“They said if it is true, it’s illegal,” said Yoho of the possible legislation. “He shouldn’t be there and we can get rid of everything he’s done, and I said I agree with that.”

Yoho dropped more stunning words in the nearly 90-minute speech, but things took a turn when he began to discuss the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare” and called the law racist because of a sun tanning tax.

“I had a little fun with [House Speaker John] Boehner and told him about the sun tanning tax,” said Yoho. “He goes, ‘I didn’t know it was in there,’ and I said, ‘Yes, it’s a ten percent tax.’”

Yoho continued, “He goes, ‘You know what, it is.’ I had an Indian doctor in our office the other day, very dark skin, with two non-dark skin people, and I asked this to him, I said, ‘Have you ever been to a tanning booth?’ and he goes, ‘No, no need.’ So therefore it is a racist tax.”

Listen to the bizarre audio of Rep. Yoho’s Obamacare rant below. Hit the following pages for more audio of the congressman railing against President Obama’s policies, immigration, and more.

If you’re a glutton for punishment, the entire speech can be heard in its entirety by following this link.


Photo: U.S. House Of Representatives

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VAINL ARCHIVE 2013 Fall/Winter Lookbook

Japanese apparel brand VAINL ARCHIVE hits its audience with a new lookbook for Fall/Winter 2013, inspired by the great green outdoors. Here we find the brand showcasing some of their layering options, with this round including checkerboard-lined parkas, perfectly fuzzy sweaters, sharp peacoats and waffle-knit beanies. The brand kept colors natural throughout the range, expressing the pieces in forest greens, high-visiblity reds, navy blues, and off-yellows. Admittedly a more scaled-back take on their generally patterned collection, look for the VAINL ARCHIVE Fall/Winter 2013 offering on the Hypebeast Store in the very near future.

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