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As you know Kanye West put on one of the most talked about album listening parties in recent history. That goes for all genres of music. To take it one step further, ‘Ye used the time to also debut season 3 of his Yeezy clothing line.

Celebrities from all facets of entertainment and fashion — along with thousands of adoring fans — packed in Madison Square Garden for one epic 2 hour event. The Life of Pablo sounded pretty damn amazing with features from Kirk Franklin, Kelly Price, Chance The Rapper, Mary J. Blige, The Weeknd, Sia, Vic Mensa, Kid Cudi, Desiigner, The-Dream and more.

If you missed the live stream on Tidal, check out some of the most memorable moments of the event after the jump.

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After having a little falling out back in 2012, it looks like JAY Z and Robert De Niro has reconciled. The two were spotted having a grand ol’ time last night in New York city while at the 2016 amfAR Gala, held at Cipriani Wall Street. Check out more photos after the jump.

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Tinashe is known to set a little thirst trap here and there, but her new Complex cover will have you dying a slow death of dehydration. As well as giving her raciest photo shoot yet, the 22-year-old starlet — along with her mother, father and two brothers — speaks with Ross Scarano about fame, family life and her upcoming album, Joyride, which she says is “80 percent” done. In the most revealing part of the interview, Tinashe opens up about her moments of self-doubt — as both an artist and a person.

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Kanye West’s Waves album is now less than two weeks away. After a much-publicized back-and-forth with Wiz Khalifa earlier this week, the rapper/producer/designer appears to be reaching out to a higher power for his new album. 2 Chainz took to Instagram on Friday night (Jan. 29) posting a photo in studio with Kanye, Mike Dean, A$AP Mob’s A$AP Bari, and…Kirk Franklin.

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It’s like they do what they’re doing like they’re doing it for TV. Anyway, the latest news from the Kardashian clan is both parts “weird” and “oh, cmon man!” Apparently, through all the intermingling, Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna have started dating. Yes, Tyga’s baby’s mother is now dating Kylie’s brother. Boy…

A source tells us that there is “concern” surrounding the pairing because the insider feels that she is “preying” on Rob “during a weak time.” The source is also concerned that she is only using him to get back at Kylie Jenner. Kylie and the model have been rumored to be feuding for a long time, given Chyna’s previous relationship with rapper Tyga. She and Tyga share one child together. — People

Update: Rob posted a very timely meme on Instagram.

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Kanye West caught the Twitter bug on Friday. The rapper-designer let off a series of tweets, ranging from showing off his luxury cars to photos of executive Gee Roberson and Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels seated on the floor of studio. Swizz Beatz and CyHi The Prynce also posted photos from the studio with Yeezy, possibly assisting Mr. West in finishing his new album Swish due on Feb. 11.

#Realfriends MR West & Mr Dean #vibes #goodtimes #goodvibes,” said Swizz in his Instagram caption, later seen in a photo observing Kanye’s upcoming Yeezy Season 3 collection.

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Studio flow #yo Gotti #YMCMB4LIFE #richgang #cmg #lifestyle #STUNNAMAN #mula #Blatt, via Instagram

After more than a year of legal (and potentially life-threatening) conflict, Lil Wayne and Birdman officially “kissed and made up,” as Rick Ross put it, at Miami’s club LIV last weekend. Clearly Wayne and Baby are wasting no time in getting back to business as the reunited pair where spotted in the studio with Yo Gotti last night. It’s unclear whether Weezy is still planning to sue Birdman and Cash Money, but let’s hope this means Tha Carter V is one step closer to being released.

Related: Lil Wayne & Birdman Bury the Hatchet: “It’s YMCMB For Life”

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Metro Boomin is one of the biggest BAPE heads in the game. You’d be hard pressed to find a photo of the kid wearing Nigo’s logo, so it’s no surprise the brand has tapped the hotshot producer to model their upcoming capsule collection with New York graffiti legend Futura. Shot by Futura’s son 13thWitness, the lookbook showcases the uniquely doodled-on snowboard jackets, shark hoodies, tees, bucket hats and other accessories.

The BAPE x Futura collection drops online and in stores on January 2.

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Bobby Hundreds penned a pretty interesting esssay about the state of streetwear in 2015. According to his findings, this was indeed a terrible year for clothing brands fitting into that realm. He’s really referring to establishment streetwear brands who took big hits financially, which he says is around a %30 decrease in sales from the year prior. He also says the thousands of emerging “brands” who quickly churned out dad hats with catchy words on them and things of that nature as one of the causes of the decline.

It’s kind of ironic because we just posted about a emerging brand that is pretty much anti-Hundreds. Regardless of your personal views on The Hundreds brand, Bobby is veteran of that industry, so his opinions come from reputable experience.

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This cover was a long long time in the making for VIBE Magazine. For those of you that don’t know by now, I’ve been working at the historic publication for 5 years now. From freelancer to music editor, I’ve worked my way up the ranks at VIBE, and have learned so much along the way.

Throughout my time with VIBE, there was one name who was constantly brought up for the cover, and his name is Chris Brown. Shortly, before I joined the squad, there was a terrible fall out with the mag and Breezy, due to this cover, apparently Chris was furious over the tagline added to his black t-shirt (R U Still Down?). He really did not f*ck with us for a long time after that, but through lots of closed doors convos, some phenomenal editorial pieces and the O.G. presences of our fearless leader, Datwon Thomas, we back with the kid. One of VIBE’s hottest young writers, Iyana Robertson, spent some time with Breezy out in L.A. for his long awaited VIBE comeback story. This is not your average interview, ‘Yana is straight outta Brownsville and was not down for a cookie cutter, all smiles interview. Nah.

“It’s not my job to be your role model; my job is to be your inspiration. There’s a difference,” he says precisely, with a piercing gaze. “You can be that rose in the concrete, or you can be that underdog, or you can be that person that people already cast out, and still be able to maintain and live your life, understand change, and make a difference.”

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