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VIDEOS: Kanye Debuts “New Slaves” Guerilla Style On the Streets Of 10 Cities + J.Lo’s New “Live It Up” Video
The night before he’s set to take the stage at the season finale of "SNL," Kanye West debuted a new song and video–guerrilla style–in 10 cities across the globe. Check out his conscious rap "New Slaves" and how he delivered it, plus Jennifer Lopez‘s new video for "Live It Up"…
Kanye sent out a tweet yesterday announcing his new video saying:
“NEW SONG AND VISUAL FROM MY NEW ALBUM BEING PROJECTED TONIGHT ACROSS THE GLOBE ON 66 BUILDINGS, LOCATIONS @ KANYEWEST.COM."
And over at his website, he provided a map of all the places in every city that the song and visual would be projected. So in the U.S., Europe and Australia, Kanye debuted "New Slaves" for the world.
Why did he choose this way and no official Youtube release? Well, we picked out a few lyrics from his rap (that we’re loving by the way) that may explain. Yeezy is on a f*ck the corporations tip. And he’s doing things his way. This means that instead of being a "slave" to corporations like Youtube or advertisers or his label, he’s simply showcasing his music where, when and how he wants to. And this time, he projected it on buildings….likely with no permits or anything. Gotta love the rawness.
Here’s a few lyrics where he discusses new age racism and new age slavery. With seemingly complete opposite beliefs than his girlfriend, Kanye is speaking against people being slaves to businesses, corporations, publicity, societal pressures and their own minds:
"My mama was raised in the era when, clean water was only served to the fairer skin."
"Used to only be n*ggas, now everybody playing. Spending everything on Alexander Wang, new slaves."
"There’s leaders, there’s followers. I’d rather be a d*ck than a swallower."
"I move my family out the country so y’all can’t see where I stay."
"They tryna to lock n*ggas up, The tryna to make new slaves, That’s that provate pwned prison, get your piece today. They probably all in the Hamptons all bragging about what they made, f*ck you and your Hampton house, I f*cked your Hampton spouse."
Toward the end of the song he breaks out singing. And after the verse, the video plays with his face on the screen for another minute, likely for a powerful effect. Check out a capture from one of the NYC locations below:
Reportedly, his newest project (a follow up album to My Dark & Twisted Fantasy), will drop June 18th.
In other videos, the sexy Jennifer Lopez released her "Live It Up" video ft. Pitbull. She shot it on Miami Beach this month and model Eva Marcille also makes an appearance. Check out the sexy summer-ready visuals below:
The RedOne-produced dance track "Live It Up" will appear on her yet-to-be-titled album dropping later this year.
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Having previewed a collection OG Era LXs adorned with a retro-styled palm leaf motif earlier today, Vans Vault is back with the OG Style 36 LX Two Tone range. A tribute to the brand’s iconic 1978 low-top model that may be better known as the Old Skool, this collection reworks the “jazz striped” fan-favorite with a duo of two tone offerings in classic blue/dandelion and orange rust/coconut shell. Be on the lookout for the Vans Vault 2013 Spring OG Style 36 LX Two Tone models to hit select Vault by Vans stockists sometime in June for USD a piece.
HUNG LOW: Rihanna NEARLY LOSES Her Pants, SUES Topshop For $5 Million For Selling Her Image + Nicki Minaj Names Cyndi Lauper As Her STYLE IDOL
As her team handles a million lawsuit against Topshop, Rihanna was seen struggling with her ultra-revealing pants during a peek-a-boo stroll through New York last night. Get the legal deets inside and watch footage from Nicki Minaj’s TEEN VOGUE spread….
Rihanna was seen heading back to her hotel room in NYC last night.
Wearing a tight pair of black leather trousers with a midriff baring top, Riri was forced to adjust and re-adjust her pants so photographers wouldn’t get a shot of her goodies.
But bare booty views aren’t the only struggles facing the pop starlet. As her "Styled To Rock" show comes over to the States, her legal team is embroiled in a nasty Million lawsuit with Topshop. It seems the company is making a ton of money selling t-shirts with her image on them…without her permission.
A source close to the situation says negotiations between the company and Rihanna started out friendly…but took a dive once they only offered her K. Insulting! Her camp turned down the offer and Topshop ignored the rejection and sold the t-shirts anyway! They essentially told her they would do whatever the hell the please. Now…Riri wants them to pay up. The source told Page Six,
“Rihanna’s management asked Topshop a number of times to stop selling her image and were told, ‘We do what we want.’ They buy the pictures from a photographer, but they do not pay the artist licensing fees. Unfortunately, UK law does not protect the artist. What is most offensive for Rihanna is that they basically told her, ‘Go to hell. We don’t care; we are going to continue selling you.’
But fans of Rihanna shouldn’t expect to get their hands on any of those shirts here in the States. The source added,
"Topshop is now in the United States. They set up in Manhattan and Nordstrom, but they know better than to do this in the US because they would get in trouble.”
For their part, Topshop isn’t admitting any wrongdoing. In fact….they seem to pass the buck off on the supplier (though they did CHOOSE to sell the shirts). A rep said,
“This issue is related to a T-shirt provided to Topshop by a third-party supplier. We are aware it is the subject of litigation. [There are] public documents."
We bet chick gets her money. We’ll let you know how that turns out….
And on magazine stands…..
You’ve already seen her Teen Vogue cover, now they’ve released backstage footage and interview clips from Nicki Minaj’s colorful June/July 2013 cover where she reveals the origins of her thick shell and touch girl attitude. In the clip above, she describes her style as "Euphoric, girly and powerful." Also, the rapstress talks about her "AI" experience, her most memorable audition and her fashion/music idol Cyndi Lauper.
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Miguel is not only known for his progressive music, but also his cutting-edge style. The “Adorn” crooner takes VEVO to his favorite L.A. store, Opening Ceremony, for their “Stylized” series. He introduces us to his “style partner” Jasmine Benjamin and picks out some designer threads to try on.
“Style is just another word for personality,” says Miguel as he tries on an MVIO jacket. “When it comes to aesthetics, I think it’s all an extension of what you believe in and what you stand for and your lifestyle.”
He shares his love for vintage sunglasses and hats, which he only wears when he doesn’t feel like doing his hair.
When he finds something he likes, he’ll use words such as “kill city,” “killer,” “murky,” and “Murk McGirk.”
Rad times, indeed.
Putting another notch in its foray into extreme sports, Red Bull celebrated its affinity for fixed-gear freestyle with the Red Bull Ride + Style Fixed-Gear Competition this year at Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco. At its third year, international riders — including the likes of Matt Reyes, Jonathan Davis, Elliott Milner – took to the ramp, gearing up and hitting the embellished course with artwork from INSA, Tristan Eaton, RISK and local artist Sam Flores. Merging graffiti and fixed-gear culture respectively, the event is another cornerstone for street culture enthusiasts and Red Bull’s on-point approach in showcasing talent from across the wide world of extreme sports.
Top urban riders and fixed gear freestyle riders from around the world converged in San Francisco for the third Ride + Style event by Red Bull. While we saw a brief recap of the spectacle by local videogapher, Ronnie Garcia, here is the official wrap up by Red Bull. Having access to all areas, the crew interviewed participating artists – RISK and Sam Flores – as well as chatting with Jason Clary (Track Race winner), Josh Boothby, Addison Zawada, Austin Horse, Miles Mathia, and Matt Reyes (Freestyle winner). Get an inside scoop on the event from the participants’ perspective in the short film below.
Rick Williams, founder of creative agency The Distinct Life, has been at the forefront of Detroit’s revitalization efforts, and his latest project is directly in line with his Motor City roots. For tonight’s “Chevy Urban Design” event in New York, centered around the launch of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, the Distinct Life is teaming up with accessories specialist DSPTCH to produce a run of limited-edition key chains. Crafted from durable parachute cord with a heavy-duty coated steel clip, each piece is complemented with a woven label giving the nod to the collaborative partners involved, as well as #CHEVYURBANSTYLE. Look for the the key chains to be available at tonight’s event, and soon through The Distinct Life’s online store.
Those who attended the third installment of Red Bull Ride + Style in San Francisco last weekend was treated by best fixed gear racing and freestyle competition thus far. Each year, the crowds spawn into Justin Herman Plaza, eager to witness intense competition on the innovative race track/freestyle course. Around 5,000 people gathered to check out the best riders in the nation and from the world. San Francisco-based videographer, Ronnie Garcia, filmed the event and compiled the highlights for our viewing pleasure. Jason Clary took home his second track trophy, and Matt Reyes dominated the freestyle category. Check out the three-minute highlight video below.
HAPPY 24TH BIRTHDAY CHRIS BROWN! Breezy CELEBRATES Vegas Style With Fabolous & NFL Baller Adrian Peterson
After partying in L.A. Friday night to kick off his b-day weekend, Chris Brown headed to Las Vegas Saturday where he celebrated his 24th birthday. Find out who he partied with inside…
After partying at The Emerson in L.A. with Christina Milian and ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran, a leather clad Chris Brown ditched California and heading to Las Vegas yesterday to celebrate his 24th birthday at 1 Oak Nightclub in the The Mirage.
Minnesota Vikings football running back Adrian Peterson partied with Breezy.
And Fabolous, who worked with Chris on "Ready" the first single off Loso’s Way II was there to raise a toast to Chris too.
Of course Chris’ on-again-off-again girlfriend Rihanna couldn’t attend the party because she’s in NYC for the "Diamonds" tour…but we noticed she hasn’t posted any happy birthday wishes either. With reports that Chris un-followed her on Twitter last week…they must still be in the midst of a rocky time.
We shall see…