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Pusha-T, Lil Cease, Junior Mafia Continue VMA All Access On ‘RapFixLive’

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Yesterday “RapFixLive” kicked off MTV’s VMA All Access Experience from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and on Thursday (August 22) the show is back at 5p.m. with Pusha-T, Lil Cease and Junior Mafia, Luke James and DJ Mick Boogie on the turntables. Tune in on RapFix.MTV.Com at 5pm.

Catch Pusha-T, Luke James, Lil Cease and Junior Mafia on “RapFix Live” Thursday at 5 p.m. ET on  RapFix.MTV.com. Join the conversation using the hashtag #RapFixLive and send your questions for the MCs to @MTVRapFix!

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Chris Brown to Shoot ‘Autumn Leaves’ Video with Kendrick Lamar

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Fresh off the debut of his “Love More” video with Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown is already plotting his next move. The singer has announced plans to shoot a video for his collaboration with Kendrick Lamar.

Described as a “somber ballad,” “Autumn Leaves” will serve as the next release off his upcoming album X. “Directing next video ‘Autumn Leaves’ in Hawaii ft @kendricklamar,” tweeted Breezy, who will be in Honolulu this week to headline Power 104.3′s Power Bash.

“I wanted to—not rattle the hip-hop world, but have people appreciate [that choice] like, ‘I didn’t expect that, but dang, that’s dope,’” he told Rolling Stone. “I picked Kendrick because his subject matter as a lyricist is beyond everybody else’s. There’s a substance to what he says. It’s also fun to experience the ambitions and aspirations of a younger artist who’s just learning how the game works.”

The guest list for X also includes Wiz Khalifa, Kelly Rowland, and Brandy, with production from Polow Da Don, Timbaland, Pharrell, Drumma Boy, and Danja.

He also shared his desire to work with Beyoncé, tweeting a Vine video of her dancing on stage to “Bow Down.” “Beyonce,U might as well go ahead and do this collab. JAY might have a problem wit it but this Piru!” tweeted Brown.

Are you excited to see the video for “Autumn Leaves”? Let us know!



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It’s Still The Same: 15 Slanderous Nothing Was The Same Drake Memes [PHOTOS]

When Drake unveiled the cover for his upcoming album, Nothing Was The Same Wednesday (August 21) evening, it didn’t take long for the Internets to go in with the slander. As expected, the jokes came within moments of the artwork’s big reveal. 

Fans have taken humorous shots at Drizzy with the photo edits of artist Kadir Nelson’s cover art.  One features Drizzy’s head on a camel, while another person stylized a zany and old-school Cash Money Records cover. Even with this collection of flicks, there will be dozens if not hundreds more of these meme mock-ups before the week is up.

Check out 10 of the most slanderous Nothing Was The Same Drake memes in the gallery. Nothing Was The Same drops on September 24.

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Club Monaco 2013 Fall Collection

Club Monaco has become a recent favorite of bloggers, shoppers and menswear enthusiasts alike and with its latest collection, it’s not hard to see why. Designed by Aaron Levine, the brand’s “urban gentleman” collection for Fall 2013 stylishly bridges the gap between casual and formal while remaining accessible enough for the average guy. The clothes range from classic tailoring and crisp topcoats to colorful knits and sweatpants, while formal occasions are covered with a shawl-collared evening jacket ideal for the holiday season. Browse the looks here and visit Club Monaco online for more information.


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SPOTTED: Serena Williams STRUTS Through NYC In A Tight Leather Curvalicious Dress, Rolls To “Letterman” For Late Night

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Tennis champion Serena Williams was spotted in midtown Manhattan yesterday.  Find out what television show she taped inside, and see how she spent her ASS-tastic day in NYC.  

Yesterday, Serena Williams, who’s ranked number one in women’s singles tennis, was spotted leaving the Ed Sullivan theatre after taping an interview for "Late Show with David Letterman" (airing tonight on CBS at 11:35p ET).

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Chick turned heads in a body hugging sleeveless leather dress which she paired with black-and-white with gold embellishment stilettos.  And refrained from bumping the kid fans out the way with that donk.  Not even mad.

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Earlier in the day, Serena played table tennis with Iman Shumpert at Madison Square Park for an event sponsored by Delta.  We’re sure Serena practiced a few new tricks as she’s preparing to advance to the Western & Southern Open singles championship for the first time in her career. She’ll play against second-seeded Victoria Azarenka during the finals at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.

 

Good luck ‘Rena!

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Snoop’s NCAA Controversy

Rapper Accused of Helping To Recruit Player For USC
6:00AM ET August 22nd, 2013
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Snoop's NCAA Controversy

Rapper Snoop Dogg/Snoop Lion found himself in the middle of an NCAA violations controversy this week. The hip hop star is mentioned in an upcoming book, where it is alleged that Snoop somehow helped recruit former Penn State running back Silas Redd to USC by meeting the player at the airport in a limousine.

“Silas Redd has never met Snoop Dogg, much less received a ride from him in any type of vehicle,” it was reported that an unnamed USC official wrote in a statement regarding the controversy. “USC head coach Lane Kiffin picked up Silas from the airport on his recruiting visit.”

Redd was allowed to transfer after sanctions were dropped on PSU after its much-publicized child molestation scandal involving assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

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Nike Kobe 8 “Graffiti”

Worn lately by the Black Mamba himself, the Nike Kobe 8 “Graffiti” is now seen in official images with an official release date. Flash lime branding, lining and accents set off a grey graffiti upper on this Kobe signature. White works its way into the midsole, with grey reappearing on the outsole. Look for the Nike Kobe 8 “Graffiti” to release on August 24th at Nike.com.

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Taka Hayashi x VANS Vault TH Half Cab LX – Batik Pack


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Taka Hayashi and Vans Vault has become a staple in the Vault line, where Hayashi unleashes his creativity on classic VANS kicks. To starting the Fall 2013 season, they have launched these two pairs for a September drop. Taking over the iconic Half Cab sneaker model, this Batik Pack is inspired by the traditional patterns found in Javanese culture. The darker pair is accented by yellow and red details on the uppers, while the lighter version is decorated with blue and yellow details. Both of these sneakers will be available at VANS Vault dealers from next month.


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Ciara Celebrates Bebe Fall Campaign Launch

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Ciara strut her stuff at the launch of bebe’s Fall 2013 #be9to5 campaign at Provocateur in New York City on Wednesday. The “Body Party” singer, who recently went back to being a brunette, showed off her legs in a sexy black dress. She had a blast while popping champagne and posing for pics with the models including Coco Rocha, Nina Agdal, and Selita Ebanks.

CiCi has landed an endorsement deal with Degree Women as part of the brand’s “DO:MORE” campaign. “It’s actually a deodorant that I live by,” she told “New York Live.” “I tried everything in the world and this one is very, very, very strong. It supports me on stage.”

In celebration of her nomination for Best Choreography (“Body Party”) at this weekend’s VMAs, she will perform at MTV and CoverGirl’s “Easy, Breezy, Brooklyn” pre-VMA party in Brooklyn tonight.




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EXCLUSIVE: Wale Speaks On Contributing Title Track To RG3 Doc

Robert Griffin III was last year’s NFL rookie of the year, quickly establishing himself as one of the NFL’s premier players. Gatorade and NFL films have teamed to create a documentary, RGIII: The Will to Win, about the star quarterback, which will also feature a title track courtesy of MMG rapper Wale called “No Pain No Gain.”

Hip-Hop Wired spoke to Wale about contributing to the documentary. A devout Washington Redskins fans, the decision was easy. “Gatorade and Rob wanted me to be a part of it,” says Wale. “It’s just a no-brainer to me because I’m a big supporter of Rob and everything that he’s been doing and what he stands for, as well as Gatorade.”

Wale added with a laugh, “I played football for twelve years so I know a thing or two about electrolytes, too.”

Before Wale became a rap star he played football at Robert Morris for a couple of years before transferring to Virginia State. A football career didn’t pan out, but considering his last album, The Gifted, debuted at no. 1, he’s doing alright.

The MMG rapper first became familiar with RG3 when he was at Baylor University. “I first became aware of him the year he won the Heisman [2011], the first game of the season they aired it on ESPN. He was killing so bad, I was like Who is this dude? I never in a million years thought [the Redskins] would draft him and it would be on. I always been a fan of dual threat quarterbacks.”

Wale first met RG3 in 2012 the night he got drafted when they both happened to be at the 40/40 Club. “I had the footage on my old iPhone, I was there. That was history for me. The second pick of the NFL draft, the Washington Redskins select… I was there.”

As for “No Pain No Gain,” the song features lyrics like “This is hard work, this is our turf, I’m a carry the city till my arms hurt
I’m a move make and never lose faith I know the easy plays do the hard work.”

“I did my best to speak for him,” says Wale of “No Pain No Gain.” “[RG3] ain’t no rapper, at least I don’t think so; he probably could if he wanted to. If I was telling a story to get inside of Robert’s mind, what would he say? That’s pretty much it.”

Check out the trailer for RGIII: The Will to Win, which airs August 27, on ESPN, below. Also listen to, and download, “No Pain No Gain” below and check out lyrics on the flip.

Download: Wale – “No Pain No Gain”

RGIII: No Pain No Game from Gatorade Productions on Vimeo.

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