Tone Kapone from Power 92 and Maj. David Harvey from the Salvation Army Kroc Center drop by @WCIU_YouandMe (You and Me This Morning) to talk about this Saturday’s Kroc Celebrity / Charity Hoops Festival. Tags:jeanne sparrow, melissa forman, you and me this morning
I'm usually homeboys with the same *** I'm rhymin' wit
But this is hip hop and them *** should know what time it is
And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, Wale
Pusha T, Meek Millz, A$AP Rocky, Drake
Big Sean, Jay Electron', Tyler, Mac Miller
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Jay Z appeared on "Real Time With Bill Maher" to talk politics, followed by the debut of his "Picasso Baby" video, in which he discusses the relationship between hip hop and art. Jay Z appeared on HBO yesterday to chop it up with Bill Maher, as well as premiere the new "art piece" accompaniment for "Picasso Baby". Jay spoke with Maher about his political view, his issues with Harry Belafonte, and of course, Obama. He then debuted the visuals for "Picasso Baby," in which he detailed the relationship between rap and art. Read a few of the best quotes from the video and interview below. On whether we need increased police presence: "More jobs would be better than police. I don't want to scare America, but the real problem is there's no middle class; the gap between the have's and the have not's is getting wider and wider. It's going to be a problem that no amount of police can solve." On Harry Belafonte: "If it was a real problem, I'm not very difficult to find, especially for a man of that stature. he could reach out to me and we could have a conversation and do some good together. I just thought it was a bit grandstanding ... and I didn't appreciate that. Especially dragging my wife into it, it was a bit of a low blow." On who he'd like to induct him into the Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame: "Obama, [laughs] He owes me a couple." On concerts vs. performance art: "Concerts are pretty much performance art. The venues change. Just by nature of the venues, the performance changes. If you're in a smaller venue, it's a bit more intimate so you get to feel the energy of the people...In a concert, especially in a large concert, all that energy comes to you. What do you do with that energy? So, today, it's kind of an exchange. You have somewhere to drop it back off." On personality in rap: "Rap is pretty much thinking out loud. You're talking and putting your fears and your vulnerabilities, you're putting your bravado and your insecurities all on music and it's there for the world to see. You're really giving a glimpse of who you are." Watch the interview and video below.(HipHopWired.com)
The Boss made his small screen debut two days ago on the STARZ original series, Magic City. He played numbers runner, Butterball. He held a screening on at Eventi hotel rooftop and invited Meek Mill, Fabolous, DJ Khaled, Rocko, Estelle, Angela Yee, DJ Self, Craig Kallman and others. Photographs after the jump.
3 Reasons Kanye West’s $120 A.P.C. Plain White T-Shirt Sold Out
Would you buy a $120 t-shirt?
News that Kanye West was pairing up with French brand A.P.C. almost broke the interwebs. Then, the clothes were available for pre-order. And now the $120 plain white t-shirt has sold out. It’s actually one of the more savvy business moves of the year in fashion.
1. He is hip hop’s prince of high fashion. Gawker once wrote that Kanye’s first runway shirt of his designs were met with a resounding “meh.” And mostly, they were right. But he’s certainly rebounded.
“He’s easily hip-hop’s biggest fashion enthusiast,” says Glamour’s Nikki Ogunnaike. “He eats, sleeps and breathes fashion and you can tell. He wear’s bejeweled Margiela masks, leather kilts, and has tried on more than one occasion to create his own fashion line.”
2. Kanye knows people are obsessed with exclusivity: Much like his Air Yeezys, Kanye is well aware that production of just a few of the items ups the ante for demand. The notion would be ridiculous for its simplicity if it wasn’t such pure genius. (You can bet another edition of the sneakers will go on sale by Christmas.)
3. People really really like his album. People really, really hate his album, too. Put it this way: It was a lot easier for Gatorade to sell Gatorade after Michael Jordan won the championship. When people are buzzing about your work in a good way, as they are with an album, it can only help your other ventures. For all of its critical acclaim, it was received as a piece of art. There isn’t much art in a plain white t-shirt, but giving the people something to talk about? Well, Kanye’s been doing that all along.
Stephen Colbert On Kanye West Selling A $120 White Tee!