Posts Tagged ‘ Magazine ’

Watch School Boy Q ‘Name That Face’.


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Schoolboy Q sat down with Billboard Magazine for an interview and to play their famous game… ‘Name That Face’  Check the method below.

When Wu-Tang’s GZA Goes Record Shopping…


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The Wu Tang Clan legend stopped by Philly’s Profond Music N Art to snag some choice vinyl while in town for The FADER and Goose Island’s Analog Migration show.  In December, hip-hop legend GZA headlined The FADER and Goose Island’s Analog Migration show in Philadelphia. During GZA’s stay, he stopped by Philly’s Profond Music N Art to dig deep into the store’s soul, R&B, and classic hip-hop collection. Watching him sort through the vinyl of his youth (he says he hadn’t bought a record since 1976 before now), like Al Green, Bill Withers, and Smokey Robinson, while talking about Biggie and Nas and the golden age of hip-hop is a thrill. Check out the video above to see the choice LPs that GZA snagged, including a strange Wu Tang Clan versus The Beatles mashup record.

 

See The Food At The Worlds Best Restaurant.


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That, in the photo above, is a 100% edible “Green Apple Balloon”, don’t ask me what it’s made of, I’m not chef Grant Achatz.  For the fourth consecutive year, chef Grant Achatz has managed to win over the readers and diners of Elite Traveler magazine, helping the Chicago restaurant take the lead in its top 100 restaurants in the world list.  Regardless of what your palette’s preference is, Achatz’s presentation, plating, and ingredient choices seem to be second to none.

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A Look Back At The History Of One Of Hip Hop Hottest Songs.


003FCB_Eminem_037It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was in high school, and Eminem was all the rage.  His music was everywhere, he had a movie coming out, and every song he dropped seemed to be fire.  I remember hearing ‘Wangsta’ blaring from car speakers after school, and not realizing that 50 Cent (the same guy who made ‘How To Rob’, one of my favorite tracks ever) was in cahoots with Em.  However it does seem like a while ago since the last time I’ve heard one of their first collaborations, ‘Patiently Waiting’, until I start singing it, and I remember every single word.  There was just something about that changed many peoples minds about this dynamic duo, and Complex Magazine thinks so as well.  Below is a short “documentary” (Magnum Opus style) about the origins of this amazing song, and why the timing was so perfect.  Check the method.

G-Eazy – Almost Famous


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Check out the amazing video of G-Easy following him as he reflects on his career and ponders where he has to go from here, The clip goes from classic magazine covers, with references to Rolling Stone, GQ, High Times, Hypebeast and more to show what could be as long as his famous lasts. G-Eazy’s “Almost Famous”, produced by Christoph Andersson, while the track’s accompanying one-shot music video, directed by Bobby Bruderle.

Madonna Tops Forbes Highest Paid Musician List


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Business magazine Forbes named Madonna the highest-paid musician in the world, estimating her earnings at $125 million in the year to June. Revenues from her MDNA concert tour plus sales of Madonna-related products and merchandise put the Material Girl, 55, well ahead of Lady Gaga at $80 million. The Mother Monster’s income would have been higher had a hip injury not forced her to abandon a global concert tour, Forbes said. Veteran rocker Bon Jovi placed third at $79 million, followed by country star Toby Keith ($25 million) and British band Coldplay ($64 million). Forbes based its list on pretax income from ticket sales, royalties, merchandising, endorsements and other ventures. It doesn’t take into account fees for agents, managers and lawyers.

Madonna Performs During Her MDNA Tour At Hyde Park

Naya Rivera


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Naya Rivera is ready for her time in the spotlight as she strikes a sexy pose on the flip cover of Rolling Stone magazine. The 26-year old actress’ rise began on the popular Fox series Glee, where she plays lesbian cheerleader Santana Lopez. But with the musical drama filming its final season, Rivera is ready to move to the next phase of her career as a musician.

“It took a long time to figure out where I wanted to go musically,” she told Rolling Stone. With the kinks worked out, the newly engaged entertainer called on her fiance, rapper Big Sean, to jump on her first single Sorry Not Sorry this past summer. Rivera recalled that while her album is not completed, she was eager to push her label Columbia Records to release the single early. “Get on or get off. I think this is a summer song, and I want it on the radio by the end of the summer,” she told them.

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Volcom’s Floating Mini Ramp


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French skate, surf, and snow culture magazine Desillusion have unveiled some behind-the-scenes photographs from the making of Volcom’s latest advertisement. The incredible floating mini ramp was built by Volcom for their upcoming full length movie “True To This”, which aims to capture the “energy and artistry of board-riding in its purest forms” and will feature skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding.

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Taschen Hugh Hefners Playboy


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To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the magazine, Playboy have teamed up with publishers Taschen to release a six-volume anthology documenting the decadence, sophistication, and wit of the original men’s magazine and its creator Hugh M. Hefner. The books highlight 25 years of the magazine between 1953 and 1979 and include a selection of the era’s sexiest centerfolds and writing by literary icons such as Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, Ian Fleming and Ray Bradbury. They also give a unique insight into the personal life and career of Hefner with a long autobiographical text about his youth, military service, early career as a cartoonist, numerous girlfriends, and eventual success with Playboy. Alongside the texts are never-before-seen personal photos such as behind-the-scenes shots from the Playboy Mansion, Playboy Clubs, and the Big Bunny jet. The series is available in a limited edition of 1,500 numbered copies, each signed by Hefner, and comes in a Plexiglas case.

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Models With “Fashionable” Tattoos


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Check out this collection of photos from magazines like Vogue, Dior, Elle and a few more, that allowed the models to show off their fashionable tattoos.

 

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 Freja Beha Erichsen

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 Kate Moss

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 Kristina Salinovic

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 Erin Wasson

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 Tasha Tilberg

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Heidi Klum

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Victoria Beckham

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 Isabeli Fontana

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 Catherine McNeil

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Agent Provocateur Spring 2013 Lingerie Campaign


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Lingerie brand Agent Provocateur has teamed up with photographer Olivier Zahm and American model Crystal Renn for a new pop-art inspired advertising campaign. Zahm is perhaps best known for founding avant-garde style magazine Purple, but he is also famous in fashion circles for his sexy, slick photography. Crystal Renn lounges over a Mercedes 450SL and plays with a toy car in the shots, which were produced in London, and focus on the brand’s “retro glamour sensibility” according to creative director Sarah Shotton.

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NOTION PEOPLE : Vote To Help Them Win


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If you have not heard of this band you are missing out. NOTION PEOPLE is a three piece band from San Francisco that started sometime in 2011. They recently recorded their full-length album at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland California.  Anthony Jurado is a music-producer, guitarist, web-developer and graphic designer. Grant Gilliland is a freelance illustrator, painter, and is a wicked bass player. Trevor Morris is an engineer, music-producer, and is currently working on video game sounds, who plays drums for NOTION PEOPLE. They all have something to bring to the table while they all enjoyed making NOTION PEOPLE happen, and they hope that you are entertained.  [Please click on the picture above to visit there site]

Right now NOTION PEOPLE  needs your help, they are trying to win a contest that ends on NYE. The San Francisco based site, The Deli helps local artist to promote and helps these emerging artists to get exposure. So please take the time and vote for NOTION PEOPLE by clicking on the picture below which will take you to the polls for the artist of the month on the Deli and please vote for the awesome SF band NOTION PEOPLE!

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Mila Kunis Is The New Face Of Dior.


American actress Mila Kunis has been named as the new face for the Spring Summer 2012 campaign of luxury brand Christian Dior.  Kunis is the latest in a long line of movie stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly, to be associated with Dior.  The 28-year-old actress is thrilled with her appointment, although admits her day-to-day style doesn’t always match the luxurious Dior aesthetic.

“I’m honestly just learning about fashion,” Kunis told WWD January 5, adding she’s a “jeans and T-shirt” type.  In Kunis’s just-released images for Dior, the star can be seen showcasing the latest versions of the Miss Dior handbag.  Kunis’s Dior Spring campaign, shot by Mikael Jansson, will break in international fashion publications starting January 15.

 

The Cover Of Paperlux.


German design firm Paperlux created a deformable paper magazine cover for the November issue of Novum, a German design magazine. Paperlux has posted a fascinating making-of video showing the incredibly elaborate production process for the magazine cover.

Eminem & Yelawolf Talk About Race In Hip Hop.


Check out a small excerpt from the Vibe magazine article with Eminem and his newest artist Yelawolf.

Eminem, what advice do you offer, if any, on being scrutinized for being a white rapper. Do you guys ever talk about race in that way?

Eminem: We make jokes about it, but I don’t think we talk about it in depth. As I was listening to his music, I am not even thinking about any of that shit. It’s just the music. That’s one of the things that’s great about it. I’m not even thinking about it when I hear the music.
Yelawolf: We do poke fun of it because it’s funny. Like, he calls me White Dog.

Oh, you called him that on the BET Awards Cypher. I didn’t realize it was an ongoing joke?
EM: Yeah, or Beige Sheep. [Laughs]
YW: Cracker Nuts. Whatever, I think it’s kinda unspoken.
EM: We deal with it enough as it is. So now, let’s make music.
YW: Let’s make great records. At the end of the day, that’s all there is to do.

The Top 10 Chefs To Follow On Twitter.


Bon Appetit magazine has released a list of the top 10 chefs to follow on Twitter following a story on how Twitter is narrowing the gap between chefs and their diners.  Fans are tweeting to chefs directly, with some soliciting chef secrets for the best marinara sauce, some taking their beefs online for the Twittersphere to see, and others still hoping for a virtual shoutout and a mention on Twitter with their handle.  Chefs, meanwhile, like Chris Cosentino of Incanto in San Francisco, are posting Twitter-only specials for their regulars.

Others like Rene Redzepi of Noma in Copenhagen, are providing followers with inside looks at their staff meals or exclusive previews of their latest menu dishes.  Bon Appetit‘s favorite Twitter chefs were chosen for their cheeky banter, inside scoops, and level of activity.  Another social media tracker Klout, meanwhile, released an earlier report last month naming US-based Travel Channel TV host Andrew Zimmern the most influential foodie and chef on Twitter. He was followed by Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver.

Here are the top 10 Twitter chefs according to Bon Appetit magazine:

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Rene Redzepi, chef and co-owner of Noma in Copenhagen

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Eric Ripert, executive chef of Le Bernardin, New York City

@mlaiskonis
Michael Laiskonis, pastry chef at Le Bernardin

@dcpatterson
Daniel Patterson, executive chef of Coi in San Francisco

@shunafish
Shuna Fish Lydon, pastry Chef at Peels, New York City

@MrEddieHuang
Eddie Huang, chef at Bao Haus, New York City

@matthewjennings
Matt Jennings, executive chef and Cheesemonger at Farmstead, Providence, RI

@gavinkaysen
Gavin Kaysen, executive chef, Cafe Boulud, New York City

@StephAndTheGoat
Stephanie Izard, chef/owner, Girl & the Goat, Chicago

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Chris Cosentino, executive chef, Incanto, San Francisco

Candice Swanepoel, Lindsay Ellingson, Lily Aldridge, And Erin Heatherton In GQ.


I had this totally well rounded, encapsulating write up I was gonna do on the new edition of GQ but saw these photos and forgot everythi…

Dr. Dre’s Interview With Fader TV.


Dr. Dre met up with Fader TV for the the grand opening of the Beats by Dre store in SoHo on Nov. 2nd, 2011.  Check the interview below.

Ashley Logan.


Ashley Logan is an incredible Irish and Hungarian model straight out of New York City.  This 5’2 video vixen has been in music video with everyone from G-Unit, Grafh, Kay Slay, Papoose, Junior Reid, Tony Yayo, Juelz Santana, The Dream, Fabolous, Rick Ross, Ludacris, and of course the ever famous FloRida video ‘Low’.  You can also see her and her two amazing, round, full, mesmerizing… blue eyes in Riding Big Magazine (Ying Yang Twins Edition), Next Level (the Mary J Blige Edition), the cover of Free Agent Magazine, as well as both Straight Stuntin and Smooth Magazine.  She’s a constant reminder of how beautiful women on the East are.

The Shape Of Things To Come.


Curves are the new black when it comes to industrial design. From the elongated drop silhouette of Apple’s Macbook AIR laptop computer, to the very sexy swooping lines of the Fisker “Karma” Hybrid Sports Car.  From time to time, my staff will sometimes run across objects of desire that are truly intriguing by design but confusing when it comes to function. This collection of leather home accessories by Jerome Olivet for French home furnisher Roche Bobois, is a perfect example of this. From what we could gather we have a photo-frame, a basket, a magazine rack, a laptop surface?, a charger plate?, a vase? and a flux capacitor? Whatever they are intended to function as, they are certainly beautifully designed with luscious gradient curves begging to be touched. I suppose that when objects look this good, they don’t really need an obvious function.

Jay Vanity.


In my book, there’s a huge difference between being attractive and having sex appeal.  Jennifer Lopez is attractive, she’s beautiful, and is the type of person I’d be ecstatic to be in the same room with.  Lisa Ann however has a ridculous amount of sex appeal, but some wouldn’t necessarily put her in the same spectrum as Mrs. Lopez.  Finding a balance between attractive, and sexy is always good, but Jay Vanity is off the charts with both those qualities.  Jay says she’s got a good attitude to accompany her stunning looks, and when working with a professional model, there’s nothing more satisfying than having fun with the people your shooting.   Ms. Vanity has appeared in Show Magazine, done work for Dstroyr Clothing, and has been a Capristan swim suit model, but personally I’d like to see a lot more of her.  Check out some of her work below.

Tony Yayo Goes Planking?


Fads, trends, and things people pick up off of YouTube all come and go.  I’m not really sure who’s aware of it, or who isn’t, but this “Planking” trend is something that probably fits into all 3 of those categories.  I’ve seen pictures of Jenna Shea planking nude, and even seen my model buddy Carmel Candy planking in the middle of New York.  So while I can’t really say it hasn’t spread, I NEVER expected it to reach ‘The Talk Of New York’ – Tony Yayo, or for him to have a good enough sense of humor to try it while XXL was filming.  But I guess I’ve been wrong before.

Allain Victoria.


There aren’t too many models on the market, or people on the planet that have been in major motion pictures, magazines all over the world, and can boast a 36-24-44 frame.  Allain Victoria however, happens to be one of those folks.  Appearing in both Ray and The Skeleton Key is just the tip of the iceberg of Allain’s success.  This stunning beauty says she often gets confused for being of Latin origin, but is primarily black, and has appeared in music videos by artists like BG, Neyo, Ludacris, Young Jeezy, Juelz Santana, and Big Boi (who is credited with bringing her onto the modeling scene.)  After seeing her in XXL in July of 2010, I recognized how she seems to be incredibly entrancing in every single picture she takes, and no matter what she’s wearing, her body is miraculous.  One of my favorite shots of her is the one below.  Having worked at a strip club in the past, I’ve seen the pink/purple ‘racing babe’ suit many a time.  But I do have to say that it looks the best on miss Victoria.

Yesenia Bustillo.


Normally when my staff and I find a model intriguing enough to put on the site, we have a slew of information already provided to write the post.  (If we don’t have the info, the post never tends to make it onto the blog.)  With Yesenia Bustillo however, we all just decided she was too hot NOT to put up, and being located around the Bay Area gave her an added advantage.  So unlike the normal posts, I can’t provide fans and followers with a country of origin, a full resume, and a bit of personal history.  But what I can say about this lovely Latin model is that her poise, natural luminescent beauty, and amazing figure are sure to take her modeling career to whatever heights she desires.  I’m sure her spread in SHOW is just the beginning of many great things to come, and I can’t wait to see more from her.  And check out my interview with her right here.

Eva Kurkova.


The ever so lovely Eva Kurkova, (a.k.a. Temptation), was born on April 4th, 1988 in Isla de Juventud, Cuba.  This diverse and ‘well rounded’ model seems to be able to inhabit any frame she’s put in, with any type of shoot she’s been a part of.  Eva was raised alongside 4 brothers in a fishing town called Nueva Gerona. Her parents are Czechoslovakian (father) and Spanish/Cuban (mother).  She spent her life in Cuba until the age of 9 (in 1997), where she moved to Spain, and started to develop a background in theatrical production.  In 2004, after having  her name associated with a few beauty pagents, Kurkova realized her passion was the limelight.  Since 2005  been living in the United States and following her dreams of modeling.