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With the Rock The Bells 2013 lineup recently being made public, it looks like not everyone is excited for the upcoming virtual performances set to take place. After announcing that both Eazy-E and Ol’ Dirty Bastard would be gracing the stage in hologram forms during this year’s festival, it now looks like ODB’s widow, Icelene Jones has filed a cease-and-desist order against Rock the Bells. According to a press release, Jones, the administrator of the estate of ODB, says she is the only person that can approve the use of her late husband’s likeness, and voiced her disappointment with Rock the Bells’ producers Guerilla Union.
I am disappointed that Rock the Bells would not contact me directly about the use of my husband’s image. I am looking forward to talking to Wu-Tang about this matter and coming up with a positive solution in order to bring my husband to the stage once again.
RTB organizer Chang Weisberg spoke with HipHopDX and expressed that they did obtain permission from ODB’s mother, Cherry Jones, and other ODB partners to use the likeness before the announcement. Weisberg also issued a statement on the situation going on to share:
I keep in touch with Cherry all the time, and she’s got a legacy that she’s trying to keep together for her grand kids and her relatives. So, whatever it is that we can do to help Cherry in her mission, we’re gonna do. Whatever it is that Tomica [Wright] wants to do, we want to be there to support her. She’s Eazy-E’s wife. She’s the estate. She’s N.W.A. and she’s Ruthless Records, man! Anytime someone comes to me that I have that much respect for, you can come to me and I’ll drop everything I’m doing to listen. She dropped everything she was doing to listen to me and I was inspired by her.
If Tomica [Wright], Bone [Thugs-N-Harmony], RZA and Cherry [Jones] don’t approve of what we’re doing, I’ll be the first one to tell everybody, ‘I’m sorry. We didn’t do it.’ I can’t do this. ‘If you’re disappointed, let’s not do it.’ But at the same time, knowing who I am and the team of people around me, there’s no fuckin’ way we’re gonna let anybody down. It’s that simple. That’s my vision. Until we get there, my head’s down in the ground. I’m not even gonna look up for air. I’m gonna make sure we change music history those nights.
Both Icelene Jones and Cherry Jones have been involved in previous disputes over the management of ODB’s estate, so we’ll be sure to keep everyone up to date as more information is revealed.
2 Chainz has been bitten by the acting bug. After making his comedic debut on “2 Broke Girls,” the “I’m Different” rapper showed a more serious side during his guest role on NBC’s crime drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
Tauheed Epps played a sniper named Calvin “Pearlie” Jones, who is linked to a cop killer. Ice-T and Mariska Hargitay question him at a lounge, where is getting a massage. They plant a gun to get him to talk, but he won’t snitch out of fear.
Watch the full episode, which also stars La La Anthony, below.
Rapper Lands Television Guest Spot
2 Chainz is making good on his declaration to land more acting gigs.
The Atlanta hip-hop superstar made his television debut back in February on an episode of the popular CBS sitcom “2 Broke Girls.” Afterwards, he admitted that he’d been bitten by the acting bug.
2 Chainz now has reportedly landed another television role, this time appearing on the long-running crime drama “Law & Order: SVU.”
The rapper is set to appear on the “SVU” episode airing May 8th. 2 Chainz will reportedly come into conflict with Ice-T’s character, Detective Fin Tutuola.
You wanna know one of the reasons why 2 Chainz was our #2 “Hottest MC” of the year? Because his charisma has made him the people’s champ, giving him the chance to explore new opportunities that some of his fellow rappers might never tap into. He landed his first acting gig with a cameo on CBS’s comedy “2 Broke Girls” in February, and his latest guest appearance will be on an upcoming episode of “Law & Order: SVU.”
On Wednesday night (April 10) he posted a few photos on his Instagram account, posing with “Law & Order: SVU” star Mariska Hargitay, holding up fake guns with Ice T and revealing that he’s been scripted onto the episode as a character called Calvin “Pearlie” Jones. This should be an interesting one.
In other semi-random moves, he was recently featured on the remix of Fall Out Boy’s “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” after performing with them at the NBA All-Star Game. In the midst of all of this, he’s also working on his sophomore album for release this year.
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Miguel’s “How Many Drinks” Remix Ft. Kendrick Lamar + Nicki Minaj’s New Beats By Dre Pink Pill Commercial + 2 Chainz Hits “Law & Order: SVU”
Miguel and his new bestie in this music game, Kendrick Lamar, have a remix to Miguel’s sexy "How Many Drinks" track. Check it inside, plus new tv spots for Nicki Minaj & 2 Chainz….
Miguel tapped his VIBE cover co-star Kendrick Lamar for the remix to his "How Many Drinks" track. Kendrick spits a few raunchy bars over the sing that’s all about how many drinks it will take for you to get down to bedroom business. Hold on to your panties and listen above.
Nicki Minaj is bringing her signature Pink color to Beats By Dre’s Pill Speakers. The Pink Pill is Nicki’s contribution to Dre’s multi-million dollar speaker and headphone company. And her brand new commercial for her Pink Pill aired today.
Checkout comedian DeRay Davis getting caught texting other chicks when Nicki isn’t watching, and Tichhina Arnold playing the Voice of the Pill speaker:
And in other rappers on tv news, 2 Chainz has the acting bug after appearing in a hilarious episode of "2 Broke Girls" a little while ago. Now, he’s shooting an episode of "Law & Order: SVU" and tweeted a pic of his dressing room….marked with his government:
He was surprisingly funny in "2 Broke Girls," so we’ll see what he does with this….
Steveland Barrow Reportedly Stalked the Singer
Rihanna has won a restraining order against overzealous fan Steveland Barrow. Rihanna reported to authorities that she “feared for her safety” he broke into a neighbor’s home, believing to be the singer’s residences.
A judge ordered Barrow to stay at least 100 yards away from the star for at least three years.
The singer had previously been granted a temporary restraining order against Barrow. According to TMZ, the man reportedly slept in the neighbor’s bed under the belief that it belonged to Rihanna.
When conversing on British punk culture, Jamie Reid stands as an assertive entity, a formidable visual artist, and anarchist who ciphered the subculture via his visual releases for the Sex Pistols. An artisan of high caliber in the post-punk realm is Peter Saville – an English art director, Factory Records founder and all-round cultural icon. His work has also includes album artwork for Joy Division and subsequently its rebirth as New Order which captivated those within the niche post-punk circles, and later influenced a whole generation mesmerized by both bands’ successes and failures. Saville added his piece to the puzzle with designs that narrated two timeless bands who shared a record label, album sleeve designs, and the loss of their lead singer Ian Curtis, who suffered epilepsy and depression and later hung himself on May 18, 1980.
While Supreme may not be the first to call with Saville in mind, the New York skateboarding staple has previously dabbled in such collaborative territories prior to this spring sneaker collection with Vans — a release which adopts Saville’s 1983 cover work for New Order’s Power, Corruption & Lies. This interpolation comes as a spinoff to Supreme’s 2005 release — a deck collection to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of Ian Curtis. Here, Peter Saville’s iconic wave and post-modernist color block designs for Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasure and Blue Monday were appropriated, disclosing the artwork to the streetwear landscape. While the sonic pattern of Unknown Pleasure has been perceived in composite ways, the artwork’s transition from music to fashion has seen ardent fluency, with graphic-appliqued T-shirts adoring shelves of Urban Outfitters to CASH CA’s Kazuki Kurashi also displaying admiration.
Aside from welcoming the coming solstice with budding elegance, the Supreme x Vans 2013 spring collection also hosts another significant commemoration: the 30th anniversary since the album release of Power, Corruption & Lies. The floral-adorned sleeve is heavily influenced from 19th century French painter Henri Fantin-Latour’s A Basket of Roses painting, representing the equity of new life. This occurred while in search of a “new’ order to the sound of post-punk, an analogy which perhaps Supreme coincides with in the contemporary facets of streetwear. Amidst the deconstruction of Saville’s work – which often touches on debates of futurism, dadaism and surrealism – this latest release highlights the disposition of quaint, classical art transcending upon three generations of subcultures, motifs and sentiments, displaying a bizarre juxtaposition that miraculously fits. Hence, this spring collection comes in a timely light on the ambiguity surrounding streetwear, presenting itself as a blossoming testament, or a bold retort, aimed at critics protesting that “street fashion is dead.”
Originally announced earlier last month, bi-annual publication THE NEW ORDER offers an in-depth look at the man behind Japanese label visvim, Hiroki Nakamura. Vol. 8 sees the publication digging deeper into the rich history of Nakamura’s brand through an exploration of the traditions and practices that has given visvim such successes throughout the years. In addition to its cover story, Vol. 8 also highlights Suitman, Saint Laurent, Vivienne Westwood, Peter Sutherland and Pharrell Williams among others.
Scroll through the gallery above to get a closer look into the pages of the THE NEW ORDER Vol. 8 while availability is now offered through our online store here.
"Law & Order: SVU" often rips straight from the headlines. And despite NBC offering a disclaimer that the episode does not portray particular events or people, it was pretty obvious Chris Brown & Rihanna‘s domestic violence situation was the inspiration.
Check out the full episode inside…
It’s probably the first episode of "SVU" we didn’t like, thanks to the male singer "Caleb" looking like a black Ken from Barbie’s playhouse and everyone’s acting capabilities seeming like this was an "SNL" skit.
The episode incorporated the "leaked" shot of the victim, "Misha", with her beat-up face on a gossip site, Misha and Caleb ignoring the restraining order, the twosome recording a duet afterwards, and ever Caleb’s bowtie and "I’m Sorry" interview with Wendy Williams, instead of Larry King.
There were a few things too that seem to shade both Chris & Rihanna. But you be the judge.
If you can get past the horrific acting, the randomly intertwined stories like the Drake club fight…with no "Drake", and the over-the-topness of many things, check out the full episode below:
By the way, Mary J. Blige‘s protege Starshell starred as the jumpoff of "Caleb".
Chris Brown and Rihanna might’ve patched things up and moved on (together), but the fascination with their infamous 2009 assault incident hasn’t vanished. Last night, a new episode of “Law & Order: SVU” debuted, more or less mimicking the real life events.
The episode follows a fictional singer, Micha Green, who is physically assaulted by her hip-hop performer boyfriend Caleb. She refuses to press charges and stays with him despite his volatile temper and history of abuse. Finally, Micha is found dead and authorities believe that Caleb was the cause. The episode featured real-life media personalities like Wendy Williams and Perez Hilton and even made reference to Chrianna when Detective Munch says of the couple, “They should double date with Chris Brown and Rihanna.”
Actress Tiffany Robinson who plays Rihanna in the episode told MTV News that she took it all very seriously. “They really pushed it so that we can really look at the seriousness of it,” Robinson said. “I felt like they drove it home even more. They kept it real, and they went there, regardless of what controversy it would bring. It was about telling the truth. Originally when I saw it, they hadn’t ended it that way. This is what happens [in abusive relationships] when we look at the numbers. This is usually where it ends up.”
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