When Jay Z tunes in to CNN to find out that the controversy over his trip to Cuba was the lead story over an international crisis like the North Korea Political Threat…he gets mad! But how does he get even? He teams up with Beat Slayers like Swizz Beats and Timbaland and records an impromptu song at 9pm on Wednesday night in New York City and calls it his “Open Letter”. Lately, Jay Z has been surrounded by rumors and controversies from his recent trip with his wife Beyonce to Havana Cuba, to his stake value in the Brooklyn Net’s now that he’s selling his share to gain his sports agency accreditation.
In his rebuttal song, the self-proclaimed “Bob Dylan of rap music” slams his critics and diffuses all talks about him abandoning the Brooklyn nets:
“Y’all buy that expletive. Y’all better keep y’all receipt.
Obama said chill you gonna get me impeached, You don’t need this expletive anyway. You can chill with me on the beach.Would have brought the Nets to Brooklyn for free. Except I made millions off you expletive dweebs.
I still own the building. I’m still keeping my seat…”
(Warning: This audio clip contains language that may be offensive to some listeners.)
Justin Timberlake was at it again this past weekend as the host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live. He has been on this stage (both of them) before and his skits have become viral legends. Especially at gift giving time!
This weekend he might have had his best showing ever with hilarious sketches, songs from his fresh new sound and album and even some help from his newest collaborator, Jay Z! There were some real classics from this episode, including cameos from Tom Hanks and Alec Baldwin as well as SNL Hall of Famers Dan Aykroyd and Steve Martin. If you missed it you owe it to yourself to check some of them out. Here is a link to some highlights listed on Mashable!
Ball Bracelets for men are at the peak of fashion jewelry this year with even some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop like Jay-Z making it a wrist staple.
In our New Designer Spotlight Feature…Lugz teams up with freshly minted Ball Bracelet designer Kwasi Carrington who showcased a few pieces from his new line Vintage Geechii in his shoot with Lugz Footwear.
HIS-STORY | Designer Kwasi Geechii Carrington
My Name is Kwasi Carringtonand I started making custom bracelets in 2010 with the intention of having something unique for myself. I have always admired wrist wear while growing up from spiked leather to metallic bands, so I invested myself in research to discover the art of creating my own stylish wrist wear. I spent hours exploring lower Manhattan (Soho) in search of retailers connected with Beads and semi-precious stones so that I could utilize those pieces in my creations. In that quest, I met many boutique owners that shared a similar journey as my own and slowly learned through them how to create custom pieces using a variety of beading applications. Friends quickly noticed my new wrist addition…and how it complimented my beloved G-Shock watch. Many expressed an interest in having their own wrist piece created with colors or beading that complimented their personality and even recommended that I start selling them. Although it was never my intention to share my creations, as interest grew and praises abounded I felt the need to continue to provide fashionable wrist wear for my clients. Seeing them wearing my creations, the admiration and gratitude …definitely brings a satisfying feeling knowing I was able to use my love of fashion to bring Vintage Geechii wrist wear to life!
Be original this season…every design is unique and customized for you…Rock Geechii wristwear! Connect and become a fan HERE!
“New watch alert: Hublot” was a line dropped by Jay-Z in his Kanye West collaboration track Otis. At that time not too many people knew about this line of watches and most certainly very few people could afford one!
The watch really hit the mainstream in the past few years and has gone from a European hidden gem to one of the most sought after watches of the US music and hollywood elite. I thought I would share an image of the flagship version, The Rose Gold: Big Bang as well as a link to go look at their full fresh line of watches.
If you haven’t heard the Monday Buzz …it’s time to shake off the weekend and get a listen to “Suit & Tie”…The latest from the singer responsible for bringing “Sexy Back”, co-starring Rapper Jay Z on his most recent up-tempo record laced with a bit of chopped and screwed. It’s definitely a smooth joint from the singer who decided to finally pick up the mic after 6 years and a new Wife. For his transition back to music…Justin Timberlake brought no other than his favorite producer “Timbaland”- the same hit maker on his last multiplatinum album “FutureSex/LoveSounds”. For those who didn’t see it coming…you must have also missed his open letter to his fans, revealing that his third solo album was underway and titled “The 20/20 Experience”. What do you think of the “Formal” comeback record? Listen and sound off below:
Russell Simmons, always the innovator, announced at CES last week that he is launching a new YouTube Network called “All Def Digital”. It will feature a variety of interests such as poetry, music and comedy. “Def” gonna check it out when it launched this coming Spring! Read about it here!
He is following the trail already blazed by artists like Jay-Z Pharrell and Snoop. Have you tuned in to theirs? Will you be tuning in to All Def? We will…