Posts tagged Rick
The goth ninja acolytes of Rick Owens will be satisfied to know that his Parisian digs look exactly how you’d expect them to — high-end glamorous grunge (or “glunge,” as Owens calls it). The American designer moved to France from California a decade ago, establishing residence in the former French Socialist Party headquarters on the Place du Palais Bourbon, a building that had stood empty for nearly 20 years. Recently revealed to the Wall Street Journal, the space is appointed with furniture the expat designer developed himself — created with art in mind, not comfort — highlighted by a monolithic brass-topped table, as well as cashemer felt-covered plywood bed in the master bedroom. It almost goes without saying that taxidermied animals and human skulls register their obligatory appearances. Check out more looks in the gallery below.
Many would say Stacy Barthe is one of a few budding songstresses that will restore the feeling to rhythm and blues. The singer-songwriter’s P.S. I Love You EP makes a great case for those claims, donning introspective songs like “Hell Yeah!,” which finally receives a proper visual treatment.
Joined by Rick Ross, the Brooklyn native shares her hopes for a better tomorrow in scenes that alternate between black-and-white and full color shots. The camera pans to several locales signifying struggle and disparity, including damage caused by the ravenous Hurricane Sandy, that serve as a reaffirmation of Barthe’s claims that society has ample work to do.
“Don’t it seem like every time you try and progress something’s always holding you back,” sings John Legend’s crowned jewel, while Rozay takes us to church in his closing verse, literally.
Be sure to look out for Barthe’s forthcoming debut album releasing on Legend’s Homeschool Records/Motown. See the vid for “Hell Yeah!” below.
Rozay joins the silky voiced Stacy Barthe in her new video for “Hell Yeah!”, which appears on her P.S. I Love You EP, out now.
Previously: Stacy Barthe ft. Rick Ross – Hell Yeah | French Montana ft. DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Mavado, Wale & Nicki Minaj – Freaks (Remix)
Reebok made the decision to terminate their endorsement deal with Rick Ross in light of the controversy over his lyrics on Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O,” and while some fans have applauded the clothing brand, others have argued in defense of the Miami rapper–one of them being Snoop Lion. When he appeared on Wednesday’s (April 24) episode of “RapFix Live” Soop defended Rozay’s right to freedom of speech, telling Sway, “When you’re buying Snoop Dogg you’re buying all that that come with it. When you’re buying Rozay, you’re buying all that come with it. You know what his lifestyle is about, you know what his music is about, so you have to engulf all of that. If you’re not willing to take all that on, then step out of the way and stop playing and acting like he’s bringing harm to your company.” Read the full story at MTV News or hear Snoop explain in the video above. Watch full episodes of “RapFix Live” at RapFixLive.MTV.com.
Tags RapFix Live, Rick Ross, snoop lion
Stacy Barthe shares her hope for a brighter tomorrow in the powerful video for “Hell Yeah!” Despite all the suffering going on in the world, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter tries to uplift the people as images of homelessness and Hurricane Sandy flash across the screen. An optimistic Rozay prays in the church before a choir joins in.
Signed to John Legend’s Homeschool Records/Motown, the Brooklyn native has been working behind the scenes, writing for T.I. (“Sorry”), Rihanna (“Cheers”), and Katy Perry.
The soulful song appears on her EP P.S. I Love You.
Rapper Allegedly Owes 1,000 For Tour
A booking company that helped Rick Ross is coming after the rapper for money it claims he owes.
The Florida-based Total Access Talent claims that it was hired by Rick Ross Touring to book and organize several dates in the Sunshine State in November of 2012. According to the company, it was never paid its 10% commission.
According to TMZ, Total Access has been booking Ross’s gigs since 2004.
They have filed a lawsuit–but acknowledge that their last agreement for arranging this tour was verbal. Total Access says Ross owes at least 1,000 in commissions.
French Montana here liberates the official remix for his island-friendly “Freaks” track. Alongside French, DJ Khaled and Mavado, Rick Ross, Wale and Nicki Minaj all lace the re-up with respective verses. You can listen to the posse rework now below. Be sure to hit us with your thoughts on the “Freaks (Remix)” below. Enjoy.
With only days to go before his Bad Boy debut officially releases May 21, French Montana whets appetites by transforming his reggae inspired jam “Freaks” into a full fledged posse cut on a star studded remix.
The Bronx MC keeps it all in the family, as Nicki Minaj returns for round two and frequent MMG and We The Best Music Group collaborators DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Wale and Mavado join him on the track. The Jamaican crooner even sings rendition of Chaka Demus and Pliers’ classic “Murder She Wrote,” which the song samples, to give it a bit more authenticity.
Like the “Freaks” remix, the Coke Boy’s forthcoming LP Excuse My French will be jam packed with features. Expect more appearances from Rick Ross, as well as appearances from his brethren Max B, Birdman, Diddy, The Weeknd, Raekwon, and Scarface just to name a few.
Check out the “Freaks” remix below.
Most didn’t expect Trinidad Jame$ to last this long, but here he remains as one of this year’s XXL Freshman class. Nevertheless, the calm, cool and collected rapper stopped by The Breakfast Club this morning to chop it up with the entertaining trio.
Among the many topics discussed were his straightened mack-like Goldie hairstyle, Rick Ross’s controversial molly lyric, and his relationship with Def Jam since former president Joie ”Joey I.E.” Manda parted ways with the label.
The rush of success is still a surprise to Jame$, who spoke on becoming a XXL Freshman. “One of the times when I was in New York, if I’m not mistaken, we happened to go by there and it was pretty much in the talks. I just had to put it in a positive light, and it really happened,” recalled the “Females Welcomed” artist.
Jame$ revealed that he was working on new material, most likely a full project because that’s what he admittedly prefers. Despite this, he’ll forever be known as Mr. “Popped a Molly, I’m Sweatin’,” and because of this The Breakfast Club crew thought it would be only right to ask his take on Rick Ross’s “U.O.E.N.O.” verse.
The Atlanta native kept it real, saying “When you do a song, you listen to it, [and] it’s at least one more person in the room with you when you recording it. That’s that cosign person.” Aside from that response, Jame$ kept it short, but said that Ross is “a grown man.”
See the full interview below.
Photo: Power 105.1
Off God Forgives, I Don’t.
Previously: Rick Ross ft. Omarion – Ice Cold (Behind the Scenes)