Magazine: Nicki Covers the Spring 2011 Issue of V

by DG

This will hit news stands this week.

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Magazine: T.I. Covers the Dec/Jan Issue of VIBE

by DG

Hit the jump below to read the interview.


Eye Therapy: Nicki Minaj Covers the March/April 2011 Issue of KING Magazine

by DG

How should your Ken bring out the freak in you, Barbie?

Just being super aggressive when the time is right.

Are we talking about Mortal Kombat–style “Come here” aggression?

Just something that makes me feel like they’re in control, when we are behind closed doors.

via KING

This will hit shelves in January 2011.

Eye Therapy: Vanessa Veasley BlackMen Magazine Shoot

by J.Waves

Magazine: TIME Selects Mark Zuckerberg as the Man of the Year

by DG

For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them; for creating a new system of exchanging information; and for changing how we all live our lives, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is TIME’s 2010 Person of the Year.

Runners Up:

  • The Tea Party
  • Hamid Karzai
  • Julian Assange
  • The Chilean Miners

via TIME

    Rolling Stone Names “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” #1 Album of 2010

    by DG

    Rolling Stone’s List of The Top Albums of 2010:
    1. Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
    2. The Black Keys, Brothers
    3. Elton John and Leon Russell, The Union
    4. Arcade Fire, The Suburbs
    5. Jamey Johnson, The Guitar Song
    6. Vampire Weekend, Contra
    7. Drake, Thank Me Later
    8. Robert Plant, Band of Joy
    9. Eminem, Recovery
    10. LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening
    11. The Dead Weather, Sea of Cowards
    12. John Mellencamp, No Better Than This
    13. Taylor Swift, Speak Now
    14. Robyn, Body Talk
    15. The National, High Violet

    Hit the jump below for the full list.


    Whats Beef: Rick Ross Comments on the Situation With Young Jeezy

    by DG

    Has the phone call between you and Young Jeezy take place yet?

    Nah. That hasn’t happened. It’s nothing I’m looking forward to.

    You guys have worked together before. It seemed the camaraderie between you two was genuine. The last summer he put out his own “B.M.F.” freestyle, but told me personally it wasn’t abbot you. Did you feel disrespected?

    I’m not sure what was going on. [the freestyle] was most definitely [disrespectful], whatever it was. Then the explanations seemed sideways, less than G.

    What’s more surprising; a diss records by somebody you were cool with or by somebody you don’t know?’

    It’s most definitely when we always touching distance from each other. I’m tight here. It’s not like I’m in Miami and you in New York. We see each other. That’s the only issue I had. It was sideways. So i made a record, “Summer’s Mine” just to [let him know], if we gonna play that sport, let’s put it on the table like men. If it was just a freestyle that the world took the wrong way, leave it alone. That’s how I took it.

    An added twist is that you and Jeezy are both on Def Jam. Did you ever get a call from L.A Reid saying “Hey, let’s not let this get out of hand?”

    Nah. I don’t accept those kinda calls. I think they know that would have been an exercise in futility. Whatever it’s gonna be, it’s gonna be. If we gonna get money, we gonna get money. If it’s pressure, just put it on the table. I feel no way. I had nothing but love for the homie, but if me getting money in the streets or making music offended you, I can’t help that.

    The new issue of the Source will hit shelves on Dec. 14th.

    Eye Therapy: Keyshia Dior Named XXL’s Eye Candy of the Year

    by DG

    She was rumored to be Gucci Mane’s girl but who knows. Hit the jump below for more video


    Magazines: The Source Gives Kanye West 5 Mics

    by DG

    Many folks wondered what would happen if Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy didn’t receive a “5 Mics” rating from The Source…well I guess we’ll never know. Finally ‘Ye joins the elite club of Hip-Hop legends like Nas, Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Ice Cube, De La Soul and OutKast who have created an album deemed a classic by The Source. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was one of the year’s most anticipated albums and Mr. West delivered ten fold. We recognized the musical mastery. For the full review written by Andreas Hale, pick up the Year-End issue featuring cover boys Rick Ross and Wiz Khalifa on newsstands everywhere, December 14th. via the Source

    Eye Therapy: Kanye Sits Down With Rihanna for Interview Magazine

    by DG

    WEST: Were you the coolest kid in high school?

    RIHANNA: I didn’t get along with people very well. I got along with guys, but I hated the girls and the teachers. So I kind of just . . .

    WEST: Is that where you got your swag?

    RIHANNA: Yeah. I mean, all my friends, even if they weren’t in my school, were always guys. My mother didn’t understand that for a long time. There were all these different guys calling the house, and she probably had a totally different idea of what was happening. [laughs] But then I met my friend Melissa [Forde], and my mom trusted Melissa, because she was older than me, so she became my best friend. Then I started being able to go out and hang out, and it was fun after that.

    WEST: How did you get signed?

    RIHANNA: Well, I met Evan [Rogers] and Carl [Sturken], these two producers who live here in New York. They are both mar­ried to Barbadian women, so they go there to vacation all the time. My friend introduced me to them, and I sang for them, and we talked, and they had me and my mom come back a couple of days later. After that, we started traveling to New York, working on a demo. Within a year, it was done, and we sent it out. Def Jam was the first label to call back. We got other calls, but they were the most enthusiastic. It was so nerve-wracking, though, the whole experience.

    Full Article via Interview

    Eye Therapy: Nicole Scherzinger Spread in the UK’s Fabulous Magazine

    by DG

    Hit the jump below for more pictures


    Eye Therapy: Eve “Inked” Magazine January Spread

    by DG

    This should be hitting shelves sometime before the New Year

    Magazine: Rick Ross & Wiz Khalifa Cover the Source

    by DG

    This is the December/January issue

    Interview: Kanye West Covers Complex (December/January)

    by DG

    The sun sets, and Q-Tip and Consequence arrive, straight from the plane. Kanye asks RZA if he’d voice the hook—”Champagne wishes and 30 white bitches/You know the shit is, fuckin’ ridic’lous”—and the Abbott steps into the booth and obliges, immediately transforming from sedate and stoned to amped and aggressive. It’s enough to make us all chuckle on his first take; wrapped around those words, his thick and bizarre drawl just sounds so perfectly…RZA. But Kanye notices something off in the delivery, and he presses the intercom button to talk to RZA: “Um, fam, it’s actually ‘thirty white bitches,’ not ‘dirty white bitches.’” RZA laughs. “I’ll do it again,” he says, “but to be real, the way I be saying words, you ain’t gon’ be able to tell the difference.” Ha! At Rap Camp, the shit is fuckin’ ridiculous.

    The rest of the trip settles into a fairly routine pattern, if by “fairly routine” you mean “a succession of both magical and mundane moments starring the musicians who defined your adolescence alongside the most exciting artists of today.” Each morning begins with a 10 a.m. breakfast at Kanye’s Diamondhead residence. Pusha, Tip, RZA, Cudi, Cons, and Kanye’s crew slowly assemble to enjoy the absurdly tasty cooking of Kanye’s in-house chefs. If you’re smart, you order the French toast with the flambéed banana. An hour later, Kanye pulls up in his Porsche Panamera, fresh from the studio. That’s right, from the studio. During my five days in Hawaii, Kanye never slept at his house, or even in a bed. He would, er, power-nap in a studio chair or couch here and there in 90-minute intervals, working through the night. Engineers remained behind the boards 24 hours a day.

    Full Article via Complex

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