Bonafide R&B superstar the Weeknd, surpassed even his own wildest visions in terms of the massive success he achieved wit his latest sonic effort. 2015 saw the metamorphosis of the Weekend into a chart topping and consistent radio entity subsequent to the release of the unique album Beauty Behind the Madness. While crossing over into a household name has introduced a new fan demographic to the Toronto artist, the Weekend’s initial wave of cult followers and XO fanbase remain infatuated with the falsetto emanating artist. It is now in Abel’s undisputed crowning as certified Gold recording artist that the XO brand stands brawnier than ever.
Abel Makonnen Tesfaye, has collaborated with one of the most revered designers of today. After appearing alongside a myriad of artists and celebrities as apart of Alexander Wang’s recent Do Something campaign, the Weeknd has worked with the famed label on a distinctive set of branded clothing. The high end outfitter took to Instagram to reveal a white XO logo juxtaposed on the signature Alexander Wang barcode design. Details at this point are few and far between yet the social media posting invites us to stay tuned. The Weeknd will be exclusively wearing the #WANGXO apparel collection along with the standard Alexander Wang clothing offering during the forthcoming “The Madness” Fall 2015 arena tour.
Following up his release of single “Black Tux”, Memphis, TN rapper/activist/lecturer Marco Pavé is hard at work promoting his recent TEDx talk. The lecture took place in his hometown of Memphis, where Marc explained exactly how important music is to him and why he would not be here without it. It’s always inspiring when artists within the culture realise just how important it is to add to it positively. Knowledge is one of the five elements and Marco Pavé is an artist who deeply understands the importance of sharing knowledge. Check out his TEDx appearance below.
“The history of Memphis music is long and very detailed, but along the way Memphis fell off the map when it comes to Music. I want to build a great art and music industry back in Memphis. I had been saying that in my own world for a while, I wanted to reach a larger platform with my message of respecting the arts as a viable career choice. Tedx Memphis provided that, I was able to tell my story to a sold-out crowd of 1,000+ people. “ – Marco Pavé
With two studio albums under his belt (Radioactive and Love Story) and one on the way, country boy Yelawolf shares the name of his third studio album in excitement. Nine hours ago, the Alabama-native rapper took to his Facebook fan pageTrial By Fire to spread the news. Have a look at the original text from his post below:
It’s been a crazy week. So much energy around me at all times. I’ve found peace and quite for most of my life at grave yards .. My Maw Maw used to take me .. We would just walk around and read stones … I write a lot of records here .. Today I wrote a record for @leebrice and I here .. Called “Violin” … We’re supposed to be in the studio this evening .. Time to push all aside and get these ideas recorded .. Songs are like a passing speck of dust in the wind … If you don’t grab it and contain it .. It’ll be gone forever. With all my growth .. I can say returning to my roots has been the greatest blessing. Sharing that with what hip hop brought to my life … I’m forever grateful .. ” Trial By Fire ” will be the title for my next album … Sharing this with you all today … Right now …. Cause who knows really … But I’m mentally ready to begin the next album … And the journey starts today. @shadyrecords INTERSCOPE #slumerican @fefedobsonofficial @kleversworld @bonesowens @spidysmith @jdotjones @rosenberg
These days, Yelawolf is promoting “Till It’s Gone”, his new record that’s featured in this trailer. The trailer is for a film called “Black Mass”, which stars Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger. Watch the trailer:
Black Mass is in theaters now.
CreekWater is Yelawolf’s first solo independent album.
Jordan Brand gives us the release date for the Air Jordan 14 Low “Laney”
The Air Jordan 14 Laney Jordan is coming back to the masses this year that’s as much as we know. Jordan Brand released a set of images today to confirm with the people that the shoes will most definitely drop but hasn’t given us an official release date just yet. Rumors are circulating that the shoes will drop around the holiday. The Air Jordan 14 Laney is featured in a remastered construction with OG material and also matches up with the original model. The shoes are in the colorway of MJ’s high school alma mater and will be available at the set price of $170. Check out more images of the Air Jordan 14 Laney in the gallery below.
Air Jordan 14 Retro Low “Laney”
Release Date: 10/03/15 Style #:807511-405 Colorway: Varsity Royal/Varsity Maize-Black-White Price: $170
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Asap Rocky bought the high fashion to the rap game in heavy swing, never forget
ASAP Rocky just like many of us is preparing for Fall/Winter now that today is the last day of summer. Rocky is a very familiar name in the fashion world among rappers and public figures. He’s definitely one of the most creative dudes in the industry from the looks of his music and style game. Dude came in the game early wearing Jeremy Scott Adidas and made them hot in the streets. The Harlem bred did an editorial with Kenneth Cappello as he styles in brands such as Y-3, Phillip Lim, Rick Owens and more. Rocky who is known to keep his grill blinging daily shows that off in the editorial shots as well. Take a look at some of the editorial shots in the gallery below as Rocky flaunts some all-black clothing to the masses.
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These are the “supposedly” most important people in Fashion!
Kanye has been going hard to give himself a name in fashion as if he didn’t already have a huge name in fashion before being a heavy assisted designer in the fashion world. Business of fashion has revealed a list of some of the most influential people in fashion and Kanye west is among some of the names mentioned along with Alexander Wang, Public School, Dao-Yi Chow and 497 more industry icons. What a dope list to be apart of if I’m Kanye. You can check out the full list from here.
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The Nike Air Max Plus Tuned 1 has been seen more often lately!
Nike Air Max Plus 1 which is the new vintage runner shoe that has been displayed in an assortment of different colorways as of recently. The newest display of the Nike Air Max Plus 1 is covered in black and white with the word ‘Nike” in black all-over. The bottom of the shoe is decked in all-white giving the shoe a spectacular glow. No info has been released at the moment on if these shoes will even hit shelves but of course we will keep you posted here at The Source. Check out more images of the Nike Air Max Plus 1 below.
It’s about time Snoop Dogg invested into the marijuana industry.
The Hip Hop icon attended Tech Crunch Disrupt to discuss his new media platform “MerryJane.com” which will serve for everything cannabis related.
“We’re providing the industry with something that’s void right now. We are the information hotline for cannabis. We are what’s missing”, Snoop said.
The site was co-found by Ted Chung and will collaborate with celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Seth Rogen. Chung said:
There are few companies out there that have attempted to enter into the marketplace. Their download apps total and page views total are really numbers that we’re going to crush within the first six months. I think the interest level and the demand is there.
The interest level and demand is definitely there because you will definitely find merryjane.com in my browser’s history.
Merry Jane will go live next month and stay tuned for the first original web series Deflowered.
Drake’s resume just keeps getting longer and longer.
Drake is a known advocate for good Canadian eats. Which makes sense that the 6 God will open up a restaurant in his hometown, Toronto.
Frings is the name of the restaurant (for unknown reasons). It’s a co-venture with Susur Lee, his sons, and OVO Gelo. This collaboration doesn’t come as much of a surprise because Drake chose to spend his last birthday at Bent (one of Lee’s restaurant) alongside Lee and his mother. However, the opening date of the restaurant was still a surprise because it didn’t get too much promotion besides a few speculated Vine videos.
But he did show off Fring’s opening on Instagram, taking pictures with his mom and a group picture with the other restaurant owners:
Drake reportedly arrived at 8PM sharp, downing shots and he served his attendees, Jaden Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Serena Williams, fries and sliders. Will this be apart of the official menu Lee was asked and he said they “haven’t really figured it out yet. We’re still testing and tasting, you know. Good things take time”.
But if you’re in Frings feeling like a Sweeterman or a Wasteman, you’ve got choices. Check it out. Also take a look at the exterior:
On this date in 1993, De La Soul dropped their third full length studio album
The legendary Long Island Hip Hop trio known as De La Soul showed and proved that the third time is the charm when they released their Buhloone Mindstate album two years after their oxymoronic De La Soul Is Dead LP. Marketed and promoted by Tommy Boy Records for DSL’s third time around, Buhloone Mindstate flew pretty much under the radar, but still managed to make 10th on comedian Chris Rock‘s top 25 Hi pHop albums of all time as published by Rolling Stone magazine.
The most familiar single would be “Breakadawn”, which features the unforgetable samples from Michael Jackson‘s “I Can’t Help It” and Smokey Robinson‘s “Quiet Storm”. Even the late great Guru from Gangstarr made an appearance on “Patti Dooke”, making this project one of the most well rounded LP’s from the three Plugs.
Salute to Trugoy, Mace and Posdnous for this classic project!