The Throne debuts the “Otis” video directed by Spike Jonze. Looks like they had a blast making a simple, dope video featuring a ‘chopped & screwed’ Maybach (which I saw up close & personal and it’s even crazier in person); Check it out.
Peep Nicki Minaj flashing some of her goodies as she covers the latest issue of KING. In between the sheets she speaks on making that move to Hollywood and how she needs a Thugged Out Ken to her SuperFreak Barbie:
KING: History has shown that acting is the likeliest transition for rappers. Considering your background, do you want to dabble in Hollywood?
NICKI MINAJ: Of course.
What would be your dream role?
I’d like to play someone in a Tim Burton movie, where I get dressed up and painted and crazy.
You kind of do that now.
Then I want to be able to do some action stuff, like Angelina Jolie.
Like in Salt?
Yes! And then I’d like to just play a regular girl who, you know, is facing the world. Something really sentimental and organic, that girls all around the world can identify with. You know, how Jada Pinkett Smith did in Jason’s Lyric.
Classic film. You did mention earlier how everything has been time consuming. But when that time frees up, what kind of guy do you look for to be sentimental and organic with?
Um, I look for someone who is calm, someone who is strong enough to not have to win every argument, someone who allows a woman to be her crazy self and someone with a conscience not to feel less of a man. You know, someone who is able to honor his woman but also bring out the freak in his woman.
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.
Here the latest video from Drake that features Lil’ Wayne. They shot tjis clip just before Weezy went in to serve his sentence in Rikers. the vis is for “Miss Me” of Drake platinum selling debut album Thank Me Later.
By now we know Kanye’s prepping to release his latest album, which is tenatatively titled Dark Twisted Fantasy (for now), but his dedication to art, fashion & self reflection has come to a head with his ‘Rosewood Movement.’ The skinny suit & skinny tie ensemble he’s been rocking lately is more than just a fashion statement…it’s a movement for G.O.O.D. He also requires his artists on his G.O.O.D. Musis Label to maintain the “sharply tailored, designer suits” look & attitude if they’re gonna roll with him. Check out the Rosewood Movement’s meaning [via Luxist]:
“Leading by example is being taken a step even further. Rap singer and record producer, Kanye West, is apparently requiring everyone associated with his G.O.O.D. music distribution company to dress alike—something he is calling the “Rosewood Movement”. West and his posse, which at times includes fellow musician and G.O.O.D. client John Legend, are seen at events dressed in matching attire.
The Rosewood Movement is a fashion initiative in which Kanye and his group wear the same sharply tailored suits. It stems from the Rosewood Civil Rights Movement, but in this case is meant to raise the level of sophistication within the rap and hip hop worlds. Kanye is known to be a fashion trend setter, so this is meant to influence his followers to dress a bit sharper.
The current dress code is a Dior Homme Black Classic Skinny Suit (as seen on West in this photo). It is sold in Beverly Hills and New York City boutiques and retails for $2,200. It is available during every season.
West has explained in interviews that the Rosewood Movement is much more than just a fashion statement. It also includes good manners, no profanity in public, “calling your grandmother” and “taking care of your kids.”
The Rosewood Movement launched in July and other suits West’s group have worn include Lanvin and Club Monaco. Dior Homme will continue to be the suit of choice until further notice.
The classic look works well for West.”