MixRadio, the United Nations and a long list of singers have teamed up to bring audiences an inspirational international playlist.
On Monday Christina Aguilera visited The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and did some hilarious impressions during her stint on “Wheel of Musical Impressions.”
This New York Fashion Week, many major musicians unveiled their latest fashion endeavors from Pharrell and G-Star’s Ocean Night Event, to Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. collection, to Miley Cyrus designing accessories for Jeremy Scott’s collection, but the most anticipated presentation was probably Britney Spears’ Signature Sleepwear Collection. Continue reading Britney Spears Unveils Her Signature Sleepwear Collection
Meet Stevie Boi, owner and designer of SB Shades. Last year, he supplied over 100,000 glasses and counts celebs like Lady Gaga, Puff Daddy, and Britney Spears as clients.
Check Out Wendy Williams Modeling His Glasses
In January, the 23 year old was featured in Time Magazine’s 9 Dream Jobs That Actually Pay. Stevie Boi started getting noticed in the fashion world through an unconventional route. He gained a following via his MySpace page as a singer. Putting out musical content with a funky dressing style to add, the thirst was real to dress like Stevie. “As my music started to get bigger through social media—I began styling myself,” Stevie Boi told The Source.
Momma didn’t raise no fool! If you liked the way he dressed, ya gotta pay the brotha. “That’s how I got into the fashion industry,” said Stevie Boi. “It took off from there because people actually wanted to buy it on my website.”
His hard work is paying off. An army brat, Stevie Boi has been able to travel the world. His travel is what inspired his style. He recently created his X2SEA collection that is inspired by his recent trip to St Thomas Virgin islands. The collection that displays colorful prints and bright elaborate gemstones was recently displayed at Mercedes Benz fashion week.
Stevie Boi caught up with The Source and shared his insight on fashion and his journey to get to the top.
The Source: What got you into fashion? When did you get started?
Stevie Boi: I got started in 2008. That’s when I created my first collection. I made glasses and clothing, but my glasses got so much attention. So I left clothing and focused all of my attention to glasses.
The Source: As a kid, did you always like fashion? Where did the keen eye for fashion come from? Was it something that you had an eye for?
Stevie Boi: It is. You know, I always was interested in fashion, but I didn’t know what fashion was. As a kid, I used to take my mother’s curtains, and hem it up to make them into a dress—I’d get into a lot of trouble later. I started to realize it as the years went by and I said maybe I want to be a fashion designer. It’s interesting. I wanted to commit to being a fashion designer as well as an artist.
The Source: Some of the notable people who you’ve made glasses for is Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Jay-Z. Any interesting stories about any of your clients? How much respect do they have for your work?
Stevie Boi: It’s funny, but I have the freedom to do whatever I want. I don’t know if it’s my personality, I don’t know what it is. But they let me do whatever I want. I’m always the type of person that walks up to them and tell them, ‘tell me what to do.” They’re like, ‘No you’re good at what you do.’ But, I love that. I think it’s an amazing thing. They don’t just become customers, but they become valued customers.
The Source: Is there a synergy there? Do you just know their style?
Stevie Boi: Specific people have an image and I love it. So when I make something, I kind of defy it or tone it down. With people, you fit into different environments. What I try to do with my glasses is add a different thing that doesn’t fit and make it work.
The Source Magazine caught up with super producer Sean Garrett at the 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. Garrett has been working on a range of projects including Miley Cyrus’ highly anticipated ‘Bangerz’ and Usher’s latest album. “You know, I’m working with my brother Usher. We already got like four joints. NUTS” Garrett told The Source. “We just did three crazy records for Miley Cyrus, one of them featuring the great Britney Spears,” Garett added. Continue reading SourceTV Exclusive: Sean Garrett Talks Working on the ‘Iconic’ Miley Cyrus x Britney Spears Record
This week, The Source Magazine sat down with super producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins and his wife actress/singer Joy Enriquez at the NUVOtv Upfront at Edison Ballroom in New York City. The couple were promoting their new reality show on the network “Rodney’s Joy,” which focuses on their family, Rodney’s work as a songwriter/producer and Joy’s return to the music scene after a hiatus.
Check out our exclusive interview with Rodney and his wife Joy below:
Q: How did your NUVOtv reality show come about?
RJ: Actually you know it kind of organically happened. We talked about doing a show, when we first got married we talked about doing a show.
JE: Everybody always would tell us, “My gosh, you guys are so funny. You should have a show.” Isn’t that how it always happens?
JE: I don’t think we’re that funny.
RJ: Well I think we’re pretty funny…We’re just naturally funny when we’re around each other. And so a friend of ours set up a meeting and then we took it from there.
Q: How much do we get to see you working in the studio on the show?
RJ: I mean she’s always tries to get my time, you know I’m in the studio working and she’s always trying to slip in there and steal me away from projects that I’m working on and I mean as beautiful as she is why wouldn’t I give her my time you know. She actually always wins that battle.
JE: But he’s really busy and he works a lot and he has a lot of artists and sometimes I feel they’re more important than me. So I just want him to give me equal the time he gives all those other really really really important artists.
RJ: But I’m always fighting for her time as well because she’s busy again with the kids and other things going on all the time at our house, it’s like a madhouse. So when I do give her the time I expect her to be on time and be there, which isn’t the case always Joy!
Q: What upcoming projects can you share? Are you working with Britney Spears? Mariah Carey?
RJ: I was working with Britney actually at the end of the year. She had me come on X-Factor show and do something with her, so we’ll see what happens if we get a chance to work together. I am working with Mariah, I am working with Jennifer Lopez. I just finished a couple songs with Jessie J over in London and I also wrote a couple of songs that are being considered for Rihanna’s new album, so there’s a lot of good stuff happening so we’ll see…I’m always busy, but it’s all good, never too busy for my baby.
Q: Can you speak about working with Mariah Carey in the studio on her upcoming album?
RJ: Yeah, Mariah’s great. We had a chance to write together and it was really cool. She’s a pro, she’s a real pro and relatable, too. She has two children, two beautiful kids and we got a chance to really get to know her and Nick and the kids doing this project and they just bring that class act family and you know it’s good to have friends like that.
Q: You have been in the game for years. What are your thoughts on how the industry has changed?
RJ: I could write a book on the late 90’s and early 2000’s about how lucrative it was back then and how albums sold so many records. Like you walk down a hallway in my house and you see an album that sold ten million albums you know and today it’s a little harder for artists to sell millions and millions and millions of copies. You know we’re in a single generation now, but I still love what I do and I love the fact that I’m able to contribute my music to so many great talents.
RJ: I think every morning when I wake up to my wife’s beautiful face and every night when I go to sleep to her beautiful face it makes me want to go into that studio and make another hit.
Q: Is your wife involved in your music projects as well?
RJ: She owns a publishing company, a very successful publishing company. She publishes songs like “As Long as You Love Me” by Justin Bieber, “I Forgive You” by Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson. She’s very low-key on it, but she’s modest. She’s building a strong strong publishing company slowly but surely and I’m happy to see my wife, maybe one day she’ll have enough money to be able to sign me.
Q: Speaking of Justin Beiber’s on “As Long As You Love Me,” what was it like working with Justin and on the song?
RJ: It’s always a pleasure, again. It’s funny because when I work with artists they become friends of mine and Justin Bieber is like a little brother now. He’s an amazing talent, he’s a humble kid. I don’t want to call him a kid because he’s a growing up. He’s a humble young man now, but we had fun and we all had a goal in mind. Our goal was to get him his first top 10 billboard hit and that’s what we achieved.
The Source Magazine caught up with super producer Nate “Danja” Hills at the 2013 SESAC Pop Music Awards this week. Danja was honored for his work on Chris Brown’s “Til I Die.” He told The Source that he believes his most important collaborations have been with Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake on “FutureSex/LoveSounds.”
Hills produced “Gimme More” and “Break the Ice” for Spears’ “Blackout” album and “Kill the Lights” on “Circus.” While he hasn’t been in the studio with Britney to work on her eighth album, he has been working on some tracks for her. He told The Source exclusively: “I’ve been quietly working, making some music, making sure I get the sonics right for this next project, but we’ll see, we still have yet to get in the studio.”
Check out our exclusive video interview with Danja where he talks about working with Chris Brown, M.I.A. on “Bad Girls,” explains how he got his start in the business and gives us his thoughts on Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience.”
Anonymous strikes again?
Internet hackers are at it again; this time many celebrity and public officials have been the targets of Internet hackers. A website that is believed to have originated in Russia posted information varying from credit card reports, social security numbers, addresses, confidential information, and other sensitive information on the site.
The list of people who were hacked include; Jay-Z, Beyonce, Ashton Kutcher, Paris Hilton, Mel Gibson, Britney Spears, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, Vice President Joe Biden, former U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
L.A Police Chief Charlie Beck who had been involved in the Christopher Dorner case, spoke to the L.A. Times about the hack,
“We’ll take steps to find out who did this, and if they’re within the boundaries of the United States, we’ll prosecute them.”
One possibility of who could be responsible for this hack is hacker group Anonymous. Christopher Dorner had praised the work of Anonymous in an on-line manifesto, while Dorner also simultaneously received praise from the group as well.
Check back with The Source as this develops.
– John McAuliffe (@John_Mac310)
Meet Sabi, one of Warner Bros. most promising new signees who’s got not only eye catching looks on her side but the sultry voice to match. Already having been featured on such prominent tracks as Britney Spears’ “(Drop Dead)Beautiful” and Cobra Starship’s “You Make Me Feel…,” Sabi is now taking center stage and looking to establish her own brand. In the avove clip the singer gives us a behind the scenes look at the video shoot for her “Wild Heart” single, allowing those unfamiliar with her get a little more properly acquainted. You can check out the full song below as well. Look for the full visuals soon.
– Nate Santos (@MidtownNate)