Billboard magazine highlights André Benjamin, better known as André 3000, to reveal that there is no retirement for the rapper turned actor. He is back in full effect and hip-hop heads are elated about the return of the 1/2 of ATL rap duo, Outkast. Currently, Outkast has created #ATLFest that consists of a line up of different artists for three nights and they headline. Although the group has made it clear they won’t be working together in the future on new material, André tells Billboard that he is working on a new solo album, which is good enough for us. He discussed the stress and pressure he felt to give the fans new music despite still having featured verses on artists’ songs since the last Outkast album in 2006. The cover story discusses André’s acting career and new role Jimi Hendricks in the biopic film Jimi: All Is by My Side, in theaters now. Read the entire cover story here and see more photos from the cover shoot… Read the rest of this page »
Brooklyn’s finest and Queen B, Lil Kim, talks with The Breakfast Club and clears up a lot of talk that has been going around. She discusses motherhood, how Biggie inspired her, K. Michelle twitter dispute and her real feelings about Nicki Minaj and what started the beef. Big Fendi, who is known for discovering Nicki Minaj and managing a number of artists, also chimed in on his side of things that transpired when he first discovered Nicki and how things fell through. Aside from the negative, Lil Kim did reveal that she is working with Iggy Azalea, T.I. and Miley Cyrus for a few tracks. Hard Core 2K14 mixtape is available now.
Hip-Hop legend, Nas, relaunched his streetwear brand HSTRY and finally released their 2014 Fall collection lookbook. The brand was originally introduced in Fall 2013 with a collaboration with NYstyle arbiter, Grungy Gentleman. For this collection, there was said to have many changes and samples, but things came together and it is very pleasing. The brand really promotes the ‘cut and sew’ and the classic 80s/90s aesthetic within the collection’s sweatpants and sweatshirts. Shop the 25-piece collection at the online shop and view the lookbook inside… Read the rest of this page »
H&M is teaming up with another notable fashion brand for the 2014 Fall season. Upscale band, Alexander Wang, is the latest featured collaboration with the retailer and is set to release November 6th. H&M has done this type of collaborative collection with Versace, and people camped outside of the stores to grab the limited items. After the release of this ad campaign, we know the same will happen for Alexander Wang as the collection feautures all black sporty pieces. Read the rest of this page »
G-Unit stops by GGN News to catch up with Snoop on rebuilding the group, how he’s influenced some of the members and more. Snoop also played a few question games with G-Unit that is hilarious. Watch the interview below:
Twin BroBro, which is made up of Maclean Jackson and Stephen K. Schuster, have created a new project: WAVES Magazine. Inspired by the ‘waves’ hairstyle that most Black and Latino men maintain, is the main focus of the new editorial venture. Using regular men to illustrate the ins and outs of getting and maintain the perfect wave, the magazine shows off just that along with an short video that introduces the magazine’s concept. The photography was done by TrujilloPaumier. Find out more and purchase a copy of the new issue here.
DMV’s own, Wale, stops by The Breakfast Club to discuss his decision leaving Roc Nation, his involvement with NBA’s Washington Wizards, Meek Mill, why he has been calm and stay out of trouble recently and much more. The Album About Nothing is coming very soon!