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August Alsina rolls with Rich Gang on the G-Mix to his single “I Luv This Shit,” which appears on his mixtape The Product 2. The New Orleans crooner, who is signed to The-Dream’s Radio Killa Records, adds some new vocals, while the #1 Stunna blesses the track with a billion-dollar verse.
For those with the man cave to support it, Costco UK is offering one of the finest instances of mid-life crisis together into one gaming package. A full-on F1 simulator utilizes the same footprint as a real-life example, and is powered by a PC with an Intel i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM, SSD drive, three 23-inch TFT LCD displays and a full 5.1 surround sound system. All-in-all, you’re paying not so much for the computer hardware but rather the accurate representation of a real-life F1 car chassis with ample amounts of weight-saving materials incorporated within. Costco UK’s site has a full breakdown of all the (non-functional) components that make up the car.
BODY THIS: Solange Knowles Flaunts Those Killer Legs For COMPLEX Magazine, Creates Her Own Music Label “Saint Records”
Solange Knowles knows her body, and knows how to flaunt it. The "Looks Good With Trouble" chick is featured on the cover and pages of COMPLEX magazine’s newest issue in one pieces and high heels. And she also just announced her brand new music label that she can call her very own.
Check the pics and deets inside…
In some summery & hot photos for COMPLEX magazine, Solo is showing us exactly how a 26-year-old mom of one can slay the game on her own terms. In the fashion and non-mainstream music worlds, she’s pretty much the perfect peach everyone loves.
And we’re going to be getting a lot more of those chill vibes as Solo just announced she’ll be releasing her own music through her very own record label, Saint Records. She tweeted this afternoon:
Super stoked to announce I’ve started my own label, SAINT RECORDS,where I’ll be releasing my music & other projects distributed through SONY! Through Saint Records I will have 100% creative/artistic control & continue to passionately pursue my footing in this new musical movement.
Now check out her vintage (remember ya mama and grandma’s couch with the plastic cover?) & bold style photoshoot, rocking Gottex, Louboutin and more, with those big curls we love below:
Stunning as usual. Highlights from her cover story:
On how she first started her rebellion against the industry: “I wanted to make all of the creative artistic decisions but I wasn’t the one paying for it. And they didn’t fully trust me to make them,” she says. “Every decision was a battle. It was exhausting. I wanted to be in a position where not only was the music fully my body of work, but everything thereafter was also my body of work. I knew that meant I had to leave and that I had to struggle.”
On being so ambitious in her own way: “I have a mother who never took no for an answer when it came to her creative pursuits,” Solange says. “She started a hair salon in her spare bedroom and four years later had 30 employees. I have a father who was the first black student at his junior high and high school and had to do a lot to get to that point. So it’s really in my bloodline when it comes to having an idea and making it happen.”
On the writing/recording process with producer Dev hynes for her newer music: “We were either staying in a rented house or he was staying with me, my boyfriend, and my son. Everything that happened on this record was literally waking up, him usually before me, going and creating the bones to the track and then me rolling over and hearing it while I’m fixing breakfast. When you’re making music like that, where it’s a natural extension of your day, it’s so much more enjoyable,” Solange says. “I remember being in writing sessions and having to put disclaimers out every time I was about to share something. You need to be in a space where you can just say, ‘All right. This is what I’m feeling.’”
On her home life: “When I’m home, I’m just straight mommin’ it,” Solange says of life in Brooklyn, which revolves around 8-year-old Juelz. “School runs, play dates, soccer games, etc. You have to constantly fight for that balance and now I kinda got it under control.” After a hectic few weeks on tour, she’s looking forward to leaving town with Juelz later today for a two-week vacation—a week in L.A. and a week in New Orleans, where she feels very, very at home. “I go to crazy bounce clubs,” she says. “I eat crazy po’ boys, drink daiquiris. I ride my bike a lot.”
Check out the full cover story over at COMPLEX.
Photog: Photographer team JUCO for Complex
Meek took over the Velvet Room in the ATL for DJ Drama’s birthday celebration and while on the floor, he took to the mic to preview new music titled, “It’s Levels To This Shit.” Dreamchasers III, coming soon.
Previously: Ace Hood ft. Wiz Khalifa, T.I., Meek Mill, French Montana, 2 Chainz, Future & Birdman – Bugatti (Remix)
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Putting the spotlight on counterculture icons, the “This Is” video series from French magazine Desillusion is set to unveil an installment focused on skate legend Eric Koston. Ahead of the official premier, we’re treated to the teaser for “This Is Koston,” depicting scenes from Koston’s Los Angeles hometown as shot through a blue-tinged filter, while the syncopated beats of “Be Above It” by Tame Impala play in the background. Check out the abbreviated clip below, and look for “This Is Koston” to drop online May 25th. An accompanying feature on Eric Koston appears in the latest print issue of Desillusion, available here.
Talking all things heritage and the inspiration behind the brand, Miles Johnson, Design Director for Levi’s® XX gives us his explanations behind the Made & Crafted Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Encouraged by American aesthetics, a staple for Levi’s®, it’s also a welcome notion for the brand to reflect the strong association it has with its wearers — an often overlooked aspect of today’s fashion. Watch the video above to hear Johnson’s telling of how the collection’s designs were conceptualized.
In 1967, the Toyota 2000GT was a feat of its time. Production was limited to approximately 351 units, 62 of which were made as left-hand-drive models. At the time, a five-speed transmission, 150 horsepower, dual overhead cam, and a top speed of 135mph weren’t features you’d shake a stick at either. In light of the car’s extreme rarity, a model of the 2000GT was sold for .2 million dollars by Ontario-based RM Auctions — effectively earning it the title as the world’s most expensive car from an Asian brand. Enjoy photos of the car above, which some have referred to as Japan’s first ‘supercar’.
If you didn’t know who Eric Koston was already, 2013 was certainly the year you found out. Nike SB’s 360-degree promotion of his new shoe, combined with seemingly impossible levels of skateboarding productivity have left Koston sitting comfortably in his position as a legend. “THIS IS KOSTON” is the latest installment in the “This Is” series by Desillusion Magazine, the same outlet that produced the beautifully shot, yet hotly debated “THIS IS DYLAN” piece earlier this year. The video will be the visual accompaniment to a full spread in the latest edition of Desillusion (available here), and will release in its full form on May 25. Enjoy the trailer for “THIS IS KOSTON” above, which aims to celebrate one of the most iconic figures in modern skating.
Trae drops a visual for the R.Kelly sampling “Sick of This Shit” off The Blackprint mixtape.
Previously: Trae Tha Truth on Beats TV | Dizzee Rascal ft. Bun B & Trae Tha Truth – H-Town
Shot and edited by J Wallis.
New visuals off Roddy’s Good Sense 2 mixtape.
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