There may be more famous and more exciting power couples in the hip hop hemisphere…but my vote for purely best looking goes to ASAP Rocky and his supermodel girlfriend Chanel Iman. Just look at these cheekbones! For all the stereotypes about haughty snotty models, and all the stereotypes about surly asshole rappers…in all my experiences, Chanel and Rocky have been the total opposite. If you’ve watched the recent Noisey documentary about Rocky, you can see some of the endearing personality I’m talking about. And as for Chanel…I remember this one time when Rocky excited introduced me to her as “his other favorite woman” and she never turned up her nose or gave me the side-eye. She was very warm and sweet. Months later, Rocky had to do a string of interviews for the BET Awards in LA, I noticed Chanel sitting in the hallway, on the floor, very content, just waiting for her BF for over an hour…like she wasn’t one of the most photographed women in fashion. Kind of amazing.

Anyways, it was only a matter of time for these two to end up with their own Vogue Magazine editorial…and I can see them as cover subjects too. Fashion fan Fucci posted scans of their Vogue September 2014 shoot, spotted on Complex Style Channel.


FADER and Vitamin Water kicked off a new season of their intimate #Uncapped concert series on Thursday night. Performing at SIR Stage37 in Manhattan was Jeremih, who was joined by some special guests. Estelle, Fabolous, and Vado all hit the stage with Jeremih to perform songs they’ve done with the R&B star including “My Bae,” “Thim Slick,” and “Cuffin’ Season.”

Captured by Real Talk NY, check out the footage below.

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First the video and now photos. Nicki Minaj gives us another look on set of her upcoming video “Anaconda,” which world premieres on VEVO this Wednesday. Drake makes a cameo in the Colin Tilley-directed video, as he appears to have his hands full with Nicki as she performs for him while he sits in a chair.

Minaj’s will perform the latest single off her new album The Pink Print at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards next Sunday, live from Los Angeles at 9 p.m. EST. Check out photos and the lyric video for “Anaconda” below.

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As the community in Ferguson, Missouri and worldwide still mourns and protests the murder of Michael Brown, J. Cole took time to visit the spot where the 18-year-old was gunned down by local police last Saturday. Arriving with members of his Dreamville Records label, the Roc Nation MC spoke with local residents and activists, as they all mourned the loss of Brown during a chaotic time where a community is still shaken following the incident.

J Cole at #mikebrown’s final resting place. #ferguson,” says Deray McKesson, who captured this photo of J. Cole paying his respects in the exact spot Michael Brown was killed. On Friday, the North Carolina rapper released the song “Be Free,” inspired by the tragic moment, pleading an end to violence. “Rest in Peace to Michael Brown and to every young black man murdered in America, whether by the hands of white or black. I pray that one day the world will be filled with peace and rid of injustice. Only then will we all Be Free.”

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Wale, Chris Brown, Nelly, Lil' Mama, Bow Wow

Chris Brown gathered some of his celebrity friends for a charity flag football game in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon. Hosted at Jack Kemp Stadium at Occidental College, Brown faced off against’s Diddy’s step-son Quincy in friendly team game. When the final whistle was blown, Team Breezy which included Tyga, The Game, Trey Songz, Bow Wow, and Omarion, beat Team Quincy 42-21.

Brown, who was spotted together with on-and-off again girlfriend Karrueche, gathered all the participants for a moment of solidarity, protesting the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown dead in Ferguson, Mississippi last Saturday. Everyone rounded up with their hands raised, showing support to the Brown family and city of Ferguson as they’re going through a tragic time. Check out footage of Nelly’s heartfelt speech below.

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A surprise reunion went down in Las Vegas on Friday afternoon. Playing at the Palms Casino Resort Ditch Fridays pool party, DJ Jazzy Jeff was joined on stage by his former music partner and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star Will Smith. An unannounced appearance, Smith and Jazzy Jeff took party-goers back to the 90s as they performed the perfect song for the Sin City vibe, “Summertime.”

In Vegas at a pool party with Jazzy. This dude is RIDICULOUS on the tables!!!!! STILL,” Smith posted on his Facebook page, along with a selfie photo and video. It was a family affair as Will came out to support his eldest son Trey, who also DJ’s under the name DJ AcE.

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Slay! I can’t get enough of Kanye and Kim Kardashian’s little offspring. North West is just so…so…pretty, all pudgy kneecaps and round tummies and big eyes and peach cheeks. She’s always perfectly dressed. Pastel and neutral cashmeres, nubby linens, no crass logos or ironic hashtags or Calabasas sparkles. And she doesn’t promote anything, or pass judgements, or annoy anyone with things like projects, or selfies, or words. We can all enjoy this tiny person’s days of innocence…and the fact that she is so damn cute in every photo.

Perhaps the fact that North has sat for her first solo fashion shoot is the beginning of a less pristine period in her life…but it was inevitable. Technically, her first editorial was when she stole the show from mom and dad in Vogue…but the 1-year-old will be featured all by herself in the new issue of former Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld’s glossy mag CR Fashion Book, shot by Michael Avedon (who is the grandson of legendary fashion photographer Richard Avedon). Just over a year ago, CR featured Kim K. on their cover, heavily pregnant with North at the time and rocking full top and bottom matte gold grills.

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The Shmurda team was out in heavy numbers this past Monday night in New York City. A week after Scarface and Living Colour took over the ALIFE backyard, Epic Records’ Yo Gotti and Bobby Shmurda hit the small stage earlier this evening. Past capacity as usual, the crowd grew a bit impatient as the DJ cut Bobby’s “Hot N**ga” back and forth numerous times, but after a bout a 10 minute delay, the Flatbush crew rushed the set at the right time.

Pacing himself and chanting the lyrics to his summer hit, Bobby built off the crowd’s energy before really exploding with his signature move: the hat launch. Bobby let his hat go high in the air and pretty much won the crowd over with that move. After “Hot Nigga,” Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel proved they had more to offer and tore it down with performances of “Computers” and “Shmurda Dance.” They had dumb energy and a lot of dancehall inspired moves for each track.

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(Robin Williams, always fashion-forward, seen wearing A Bathing Ape camo with fans at a convenience store. Spotted on Hypebeast)

Stand-up comic and actor Robin Williams has died of an apparent suicide at the age of 63. His body was found at his home in Tiburon, CA, and the Marin County coroner is attributing his death to suicide by asphyxiation. While his rep did not specifically confirm that the frenetic, often self-deprecating, hyper-wit comedian committed suicide, a released statement does suggest as much:

“Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”



Wiz Khalifa’s “Under the Influence of Music” 2014 tour pulled into Detroit’s DTE Energy Music Theatre on Monday night. As was the case over the weekend in Cleveland with Machine Gun Kelly, another hometown favorite touched the stage twice in D-Town.

Big Sean did double-duty, first surprising fans by appearing during Jeezy’s set to perform their Juicy J-collaboration “Show Out.” Switching clothes repping the hometown Detroit Pistons, Sean Don returned during Wiz Khalifa’s stage time, as he rocked the crowd to his verse on Drake’s “All Me.”

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