Caption: "New Slaves" live on SNL, Kanye West. Yeezus, June 18th.
"The capital B means I'm 'bout that life."
On February 14, 1867, just two years after the American Civil War, the Augusta Institute was founded by William Jefferson White, an Atlanta Baptist minister and cabinetmaker, with the support of the Rev. Richard C. Coulter, a former slave from Atlanta, Georgia, and the Rev. Edmund Turney, organizer of the National Theological Institute for educating freedmen in Washington, D.C. The institution was founded to educate African American men in theology and education and was located in Springfield Baptist Church, the oldest independent black church in the United States. The school received sponsorship from the American Baptist Home Mission Society, an organization that helped establish several historically black colleges. The Institute's first president was Rev. Dr. Joseph T. Robert (father of Brigadier General Henry Martyn Robert, author of Robert's Rules of Order).This institution is presently known as Morehouse College. For 146 years Mother Morehouse has been educating and curating her sons into what's known as the Renaissance Man, filled with the Morehouse Mystique. She's pushed and challenged them to be well read, well spoken, well dressed, well traveled and well balanced to grow into the crown she places over her sons heads every August.
I'm more than honored and blessed to be apart of the Morehouse legacy, known around the world for the Morehouse Men, graduating over 500 Black men every academic school year. I'm in my second semester and have grown more into wearing my crown and when that day comes oh what a joy it will be. Happy Founder's Day, Happy Birthday and Happy Valentine's Day, Mother Morehouse.
Them rich bitches are at it again! Best friends and rap-sing collaborative group Rich White Ladies have dropped more fancy shit. Talking about diamonds, money, fancy clothes and lavish lives, Tokyo Diiva and Gail Scott gives us "White Powder Perm." The video features 2 actresses in the full form of rich white women who deliver the rhymes and hook as if it were their own. The single and video treatment are the second official release off of their upcoming self-titled EP.
I've been stanning for Tok for years now every since the 80's craze hit big a few years back and she was swagging on everybody with her gear and Juice Krew. Don't act like y'all don't remember! She even put me on to Wiz Khalifa when she did a remix to one of his early hits "Say Yeah." Her style has continuously evolved and she's always remained true to herself no matter what, which I absolutely love. She's one of those artists that you know won't sell out or completely redefine themselves each album. It sounds bad but everybody appreciates consistency, right? Just listen and love her. #whitepowderperm
It's another season so we have yet another release from the much buzzed about Ohio Against The World brand ran by mister Floyd from Ohio. Riding on a huge high behind his Hermès inspired caps and beanies, Floyd doesn't stop the hustle. He's calling this collection "Plus Tax", a line that combines designer names with unbeatable prices, plus tax.
Currently available in limited quantities in red or black bearing Chanel and Givenchy. Head over to OATW's site to make your selection and check out more of what Floyd offers with his brand.
If you're any person in your right mind, then you are aware Beyoncé gave a thrilling halftime performance at the 47th NFL Super Bowl contest last night. After months of preparation the 31-year-old took to the stage in a 12-minute set that garnered an average of 5.5 million tweets by the end of the performance. King B stormed the stage performing hits like "Crazy In Love," "Baby Boy," and "End of Time" before bringing out former bandmates of Destiny's Child, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, performing "Bootylicious," "Independent Woman," and rendition of Bey's #1 hit, "Single Ladies." Really, talking about it isn't enough for you to grasp how amazing her performance was. Just watch the video and you'll see.
Shortly following her halftime show and power outage in the Superdome, Beyoncé's website was updated with an official announcement of "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour." The BeyHive went up in flames knowing their favorite star would be hitting the road with over 40 shows and more to be added. The first leg of the tour begins on April 15 in Serbia and wrapping May 29 in Sweden. The North American leg kicks off June 28 in Los Angeles and will wrap August 3 in Brooklyn at her hubby's home, Barclays Center. Tickets go on sale as early as this Wednesday and are expected to be priced between $60 and $282. Cash in those income tax and school refund checks kids!
Check out this promo video for her European leg of the show below.
BEYONCÉ: Your royal highness.
To stay fully in the know of what's up with the King, head over to her official website www.beyonce.com.
Everyone's favorite fast food employee is back with a new job! For his Spring/Summer 2013 T by Alexander Wang collection, Alexander Wang called upon famed comedienne Anjelah Johnson as her character Bon Qui Qui for the campaign. In the funny clip, Bon Qui Qui is the most recent employee hired at the Alexander Wang flagship store where she still hasn't grasped the full context of customer service. The clip features cameos from Victoria's Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio, Shannan Click, A$AP Rocky, Simon Doonan and Natasha Lyonne.
"He here to buy a shirt so he too good to flirt." Bon Qui Qui says to A$AP in one of the punchlines of the video. It's definitely a must see. Comedy + fashion perfected.
One of my favorite up-and-coming rap artist, JayDOTrain, dropped a new single of his new mixtape "CooleyFLY Chronicles, Vol. 1" today. The track called "We Livin'" explores Jay Dot's life and come up in the underground rap world. Expect more from him as the CFCV1 will be dropping soon!
Head over to his Band Camp to hear more.
Bad Boy babe Cassie links up with a couple of rap’s baddest chicks, Trina and LoLa Monroe, on “All Gold, All Girls,” her remix to Trinidad James’ “All Gold Everything.” The ladies show out on the swagged-out cut, which will appear on Cassie’s upcoming mixtape Rock-A-Bye Baby.
Not even half way through this song, I was ready to ball out on all gold everything. Cassie delivers some hardcore sexy lines, giving a very familiar sound [Rihanna] yet it works perfect for her. Miss Barbabos better watch out, if Cassie keeps this sound up she could really slay. So I'm actually excited to hear the mixtape. Let's just hope we won't be waiting another 6 years for it like we have been for her sophomore album. Storm Cas!
Photo: Teyana Taylor x adidas Originals Harlem GLC.
Harlem representer and G.O.O.D. Music First Lady, Teyana Taylor, has be blazing up the blogosphere over the past year with her high fashion, tom boy looks she gives. It all went a step further when in late 2012 she announced that she would be collaborating with adidas Originals for her very own shoe.