Are Nicki Minaj & Drake The New King & Queen?
Lil Wayne‘s protégés, Nicki Minaj and Drake, are covering the May 2010 issue of XXL and are being dubbed “the new King & Queen of Hip-Hop”. Are these titles fitting for the two heavily buzzed …
Jennifer Hudson Is The New Face Of Weight Watchers
Jennifer Hudson has gone from singer to actress to spokesperson for weight loss empire Weight Watchers. According to People.com, Jennifer met with success after using the program to drop some pounds after the birth of …
T.I. Starts Promoting AKOO’s New Collection
Plotting his moves carefully since his recent release from prison (he served a year and a day for federal weapons charges), T.I. has now started speaking about his clothing brand AKOO.
“I’m really proud of the …
Live From The Stage: XXL’s Freshmen ’10 Concert
Six members of this year’s XXL magazine “Freshmen Class”—Nipsey Hussle, Pill, Jay Rock, Donnis, Big Sean and Freddie Gibbs—gave a spirited performance at the Highline Ballroom last night.
While there were no locals on the bill …
Verse Of The Week: Kanye West
Another Verse Of The Week is long overdue has arrived. This time, we’re headed back to Chi-Town for one of hip hop’s most flamboyant, confident, and controversial. Check the rhyme after the jump.
Cop Or Drop? BAPE x AMBUSH “CREEP STA”
In yet another collaboration with AMBUSH, A Bathing Ape has just launched these “CREEP STA” kicks—definitely not for the faint of heart.
A cross between the classic “Creeper” shoe and BAPE’s “BAPE STA,” you have your …
Teairra Mari Hits Harlem To Find “Sponsors”
Teairra’s currently in New York promoting “Sponsor” and her upcoming album, At That Point (due for release in May via Asylum/Warner Music). Putting a fun spin on things, yesterday the DrJays.com Live team took Teairra uptown to Harlem’s 125th Street to ask locals their thoughts on whether or not a man should be a woman’s “sponsor.” Needless to say, hilarity ensued!
Hate It Or Love It: Pharrell’s London Style
Pharrell Williams attended the launch of N.E.R.D.’s new collaboration with Levi’s yesterday, in London, England.
He rocked double denim—a biker-style dark denim jacket with jeans in a lighter wash—along with bright red sneakers and BBC beanie to match.
Levi’s Sues Evisu Over Tribute Jean
Levi’s is very protective over their throne in the denim industry. WWD.com reported today that the company is suing Japanese brand Evisu, over a collection of jeans they designed in tribute to Levi’s:
The San Francisco-based …
Has Usher Lost His Mind?
The recently divorced Mr. Raymond (whose first name is pronounced UR-sher in the South) just dropped a new video for his next single, “OMG,” featuring will.i.am. Let’s just say it’s not what you might expect. …
Nas, Damian Marley & Oliver Stone Talk “Distant Relatives”
Go in the studio with two musical legends—Nas and Damian “Jr Gong” Marley—as they explore their common African ancestry through music.
In the new trailer for their upcoming joint album, Distant Relatives, the artists talk about their …
Sneak Peek: MO7 Goes Militant For Fall 2010
You may have caught the brand M07 in our “Buyer’s Picks,” with their subtly embellished woven shirts, track jackets and denim.
I got a chance to check out their fall 2010 goods yesterday with my homie …
Is Anyone Hotter Than Trey Songz?
Whew! Ladies (and some guys) – is this possibly VIBE‘s hottest cover ever?
Trey Songz has been putting in serious work over the years to prove once and for all he’s this generation’s R&B king.
In the …
GoodWoodNYC Gives T-Pain A Run For His Bling
Talk about a statement maker! I know T-Pain laid his $400,000 “Big Ass Chain” to rest, but he deserves this mockery. The Brooklyn-based GoodWoodNYC brand is known for its innovative custom-made wooden jewelry and accessories.
Say Hello To My Little Friend: Did These Kids Really Put On A Scarface Play?
As much as we’d like to say yes, this YouTube clip of a bunch of elementary schoolers portraying the gangster film Scarface was actually a cleverly crafted viral video! According to TMZ, the elaborate faux production was created in L.A. last week by director Marc Klasfeld and Rockhard Films, who are best known for videos for Lady Gaga’s “Pokerface” and Adam Lambert’s “For Your Entertainment.”