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Take a look behind the scenes of the making of an upcoming independent movie entitled Dear White People, which explores the racial divide in the U.S. and is described by the filmmakers as:
A satire about being a Black face in a white place.
Jay Z took to his blog yesterday to share a list of his personal album rankings, from best to worst, calling a few classics and others not so much. Take a look at the list below and then let us know if you agree in our comments section.
1. Reasonable Doubt (Classic)
2. The Blueprint (Classic)
3. The Black Album (Classic)
4. Vol. 2 (Classic)
5. American Gangster (4 1/2, cohesive)
6. Magna Carta (Fuckwit, Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, On the Run, Grail)
7. Vol. 1 (Sunshine kills this album…fuck… Streets, Where I’m from, You Must Love Me…)
8. BP3 (Sorry critics, it’s good. Empire (Gave Frank a run for his money))
9. Dynasty (Intro alone…)
10. Vol. 3 (Pimp C verse alone… oh, So Ghetto)
11. BP2 (Too many songs. Fucking Guru and Hip Hop, ha)
12. Kingdom Come (First game back, don’t shoot me)
Teyana Taylor’s partnership with Adidas is apparently over, according to reports. The G.O.O.D Music artist and socialite has allegedly been dropped from the brand and it seems to be over a past Twitter war with pop superstar Rihanna. Teyana’s publicist recently denied the news, saying that “Teyana has not been dropped, the sneaker is on hold, no other comments or statement is ready to be issued at this time” but it seems that Adidas has a different view of the situation. A senior PR rep from the corporation told their side of the story through an email to madamenoire.com, writing “We have ended our relationship with Teyana Taylor and do not have any upcoming product launches with her… All I can say is that adidas partners with athletes and artists who blend well with our brand values. We evaluate our relationships with partners based on the values we hold at adidas and we don’t condone violence of any kind.”
And the moral of the story is?
Interesting to say the least! Lady LIFERS, find a pair over at Net-a-Porter for a cool $1,995 if you’re feeling this look. Yay or nay?
According to ELLE.com contributor and fashion writer Lauren Sherman, flats are back in style for women in a big way. Her own days of wearing sky-high heels ended as last September’s New York Fashion Week began. Sherman had twisted her ankle previously and needed a comfy alternative to run from show to show in. “When I got to Fashion Week, there were a lot of other women, editors, buyers, socialites wearing flats as well,” she says in her recent ABC interview with Deborah Roberts. In an essay for Elle.com she also explains the shift, writing:
It was, of course, validating what others had said. At least for a season. Because like any trend, this one, too, will pass, and sky-high heels will become the ultimate statement once again, but until then, I’m going to enjoy this little victory. With all the options out there, I really don’t ever have to wear a pair of heels again. And I just might not… Not once has anyone said, ‘You know, you really should switch into heels for this meeting or this event, so I think it really is about making yourself look good in a way that is truly you.
With her last single, “Royals”, still blasting from speakers everywhere, Pure Heroine artist Lorde has begun to see similar success with the Vevo release of her new music video for “Team”. Apparently the visual brought so much excitement to the Internet that it crashed the site’s servers for a bit, which the 17-year old humorously taking to Twitter to discuss, saying “i think you’re all overloading the video… let it breathe! hehe” and “omg you crashed vevo!”
Take a look at the video and let us know if you think it lived up to all the hype in our comments section.