Behind the Scenes


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Just months after being officially announced as the first-ever black spokesmodel, Rihanna stars in Christian Dior’s Secret Garden 2015 campaign. Shot by Steven Klein in Versailles, France, the final result is nothing but stunning, as RiRi is stunning as ever in some of Dior’s lush pieces in the dark garden-themed spread.

The pop superstar is seen posing along the private quarters in leather trench coat and bag, before moving indoors wearing a long sequin gown. In another shot the Bajan beauty clutches onto her handbag, wearing a veiled fascinator and plush cropped vest.

Check out photos from Rihanna’s first Dior ad, plus behind-the-scenes video below.

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With the exception of “i,” it’s pretty obvious that Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly isn’t as geared towards radio as good kid, m.A.A.d city was. Still, it seems that all everybody wants to talk about is what song sounds most like a “single.” Well, it looks like the much-hyped “King Kunta” is up next as the second video from K. Dot’s sophomore project.

Section Eighty recently caught a glimpse of the TDE rapper shooting the video in his hometown of Compton (where else?), and it looks like a blast. I can’t wait for that full crip-walking-on-the-Compton-Fashion-Center scene.

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Action Bronson is a man for the people, one that touches all walks of life worldwide. With his Mr. Wonderful debut album due March 23, the Queens-native drops s short 3-minute documentary. With commentary from those very people of all ages and backgrounds, watch as they worship the man we call Bam Bam.

Filled with hilarious moments and quotes, watch below and pre-order Mr. Wonderful on iTunes.

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Kanye West’s performance at the 2015 BRIT Awards on Wednesday night will go down as one of the most fire (no pun intended) moments of 2015, not least because he debuted his long-awaited song “All Day.” In this amazing behind-the-scenes clip uploaded on the BRITs’ official YouTube page, we get a glimpse at the moments leading up to that explosive set. See how Kanye psyches himself up before a show below.

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J. Cole and Dale Earnhardt Jr. graced the cover of ESPN The Magazine‘s Music Issue back in January. Now, the Grammy-nominated rapper and NASCAR star take viewers behind-the-scenes of their cover shoot.

Sitting down with Marty Smith, the two North Carolina natives discuss how their unlikely connection came about, Earnhardt Jr. becoming a fan of J. Cole when “Power Trip” came out, being examples of how different cultures can come together, and they go on a tour of Dale’s enormous 250 acre property in North Carolina.

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Sneaker enthusiasts and fans of Kanye West got to meet the man himself at the launch of his adidas Yeezy 750 Boost in NYC on Saturday morning. The rapper made a surprise appearance at the adidas Originals store in SoHo, personally presenting customers with a pair of the highly coveted hi-top sneaker. Retailing at $350, the shoe launched exclusively in New York City for NBA All-Star Weekend, where the only way to obtain a pair was on the newly launched adidas Confirmed app, which opened reservations on Thursday afternoon following Kanye’s adidas collection unveiling at a New York Fashion Week event.

The adidas Yeezy 750 Boost will launch worldwide on Saturday, February 28 at adidas flagship stores and select Consortium.

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Just one day after taking NYC by storm with his adidas fashion show and various concert appearances, Kanye West popped up at the John Elliott + Co. NYFW show on Thursday. West was spotted in all-black, was seated in second row taking in the Fall/Winter 2015 collection at Skylight Clarkson SQ, seen speaking with GQ Creative Director Jim Moore at one point. Once backstage, Kanye was all smiles hanging out with designer John Elliott, named one of GQ’s “Best New Menswear Designers of America” last March.

The two posed for photos and conducted an interview with Entertainment Tonight, which is set to air on Friday evening. Along with West, the NFL’s Victor Cruz and the NBA’s J.R. Smith and Nick Young were also in attendance. Rapidly creating a cult following since its creation two years ago, John Elliott’s menswear line has been seen worn by such celebrities like LeBron James and Scott Disick.

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Ty Dolla $ign’s momentum is only getting stronger. Along with contributing to Kanye West and Rihanna’s new records “Only One” and “FourFiveSeconds,” the L.A. singer-songwriter-producer’s current inspirational single “Stand For” is a favorite among many. Off his forthcoming debut album Free TC, Ty Dolla $ign is ready to drop the follow-up single “Drop That Kitty” featuring Charli XCX and Tinashe.

The trio recently shot a music video for the new record, that’s set to drop on iTunes March 17. Wiz Khalifa and Keke Palmer both make cameos in the video, as behind-the-scenes photos can be viewed below along the with song’s artwork.

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Big Sean is here to inspire, offer words of wisdom and lessons learned with his series of vlogs first debuted during 2013’s Hall of Fame run. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper returns with some more food for thought for listeners and viewers in “Patience.” As the Detroit rapper prepares us for his Dark Sky Paradise LP due February 24, watch his new vlog featuring appearances from Rihanna, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Travi$ Scott, Common, and Jhené Aiko.

Also included is Sean’s recap of his Los Angeles Grammy Weekend concert, with cameos from Justin Bieber, Kanye, Chris Brown, Kendall Jenner, J. Cole, and more.

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One day after giving fans one of the most memorable moments of the 57th annual Grammy Awards, Beyoncé digs deeper into the significance of her performance by giving her fans an inside look at the inspiration. Bey debuted an eight-minute mini-documentary where she narrates the story behind her Grammy performance of the gospel classic “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” during the Selma tribute. “First time I heard ‘Precious Lord’ I was a kid and my mother sang it to me, and my mother played me Mahalia Jackson’s version,” the 20-time Grammy Award-winner opened the behind-the-scenes clip with.

She sang the song with her eyes closed, and she was a vessel, and it was like God speaking using her body to speak and to heal,” says B recounting her experience as a child when she first heard the record. The music icon also broke down the importance of finding real men who have been through issues of racism, who also give their own personal accounts and experiences dealing with police, and more.

Beyonce also touched on her family’s history, specifically her grandparents, who marched with the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Watch the piece below.

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