Flyy Style, Hot Collaborations, Music Break, Photography

Solange’s Feature In COMPLEX Magazine’s June/July 2013 issue x Collabs with Kendrick Lamar on “Looks Good With Trouble” Remix

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Solange looks incredible in her feature in COMPLEX Magazine’s June/July 2013 issue. Wearing chic summer-ready outfits, she flaunts her smooth, shapely legs in some mean red pumps. Here are the gorgeous photos from the feature story along with quotes:


“I wanted to make all of the creative artistic decisions but I wasn’t the one paying for it. And they didn’t fully trust me to make them,” she says. “Every decision was a battle. It was exhausting. I wanted to be in a position where not only was the music fully my body of work, but everything thereafter was also my body of work. I knew that meant I had to leave and that I had to struggle.”

“I have a mother who never took no for an answer when it came to her creative pursuits,” Solange says. “She started a hair salon in her spare bedroom and four years later had 30 employees. I have a father who was the first black student at his junior high and high school and had to do a lot to get to that point. So it’s really in my bloodline when it comes to having an idea and making it happen.”


“When I’m home, I’m just straight mommin’ it,” Solange says of life in Brooklyn, which revolves around 8-year-old Juelz. “School runs, play dates, soccer games, etc. You have to constantly fight for that balance and now I kinda got it under control.” After a hectic few weeks on tour, she’s looking forward to leaving town with Juelz later today for a two-week vacation—a week in L.A. and a week in New Orleans, where she feels very, very at home. “I go to crazy bounce clubs,” she says. “I eat crazy po’ boys, drink daiquiris. I ride my bike a lot.”

Read the entire interview on COMPLEX.com.

Plus, she connects with Kendrick Lamar for the remix of “Looks Good With Trouble” from her True EP:

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Album Covers, Hot Collaborations, Music Break

Ladies Making Moves: Beyoncé, Letoya Luckett, Fantasia, Coco O., Ciara and others

letoyad-2+ Letoya Luckett, Alexandra Burke and Adrienne Bailon are the spokesmodels for AJ Crimson Beauty “Beauty Is” campaign {The YBF}

beyonce + Beyoncé showcases her cute swimsuit collaboration with H&M {Vogue UK & The YBF}

+ Folks can’t get enough of Fantasia’s new track, “Without Me,” featuring Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott, from her upcoming album, Side Effects Of You: {SoundCloud}

ciara-cover+ Ciara finally unveils album cover and tracklisting {The Life Files}

+ Great Gatsby Soundtrack features a slew of songstresses: Fergie, Lana Del Rey , Florence + The Machine, Coco O. of Quadron, Emeli Sandé, and Sia. Listen to the sampler:

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Shirin Glimmers in the ‘All the Things You Do’ Video

The Stereo Flow duo highlights Shirin for their latest feel-good dance track, “The Things You Do.” In the visual, she lounges in a glittery a number as she professes her undying affection for a mystery lover.

Sidenote: I need that outfit in my life.

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Vashtie’s Violette x Beats By Dre Collaboration Party

Vashtie gave viewers a sneak peek of her Violette (her clothing line) and Beats By Dre collaboration party. Jasmine Solano and Young Guru mastered the 1’s and 2’s as all the cool kids in New York City came out to celebrate Vashtie’s latest achievement.

Earlier this year, the video director and clothing designer was tapped to create a limited edition of her very own Beats by Dre headphones in connection to Violette’s latest New York collection. Vashtie created the “Taxi Cab” design to pay homage to New York City. With its checkered print headband and yellow-orange earpads, the headphones not only represent New York’s most sought after source of transportation, but also the hustle and bustle of city life . Take a look at the design:

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Images from Vashtie’s Blog

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Res Goes Craaaazy In “Driving Me Insane” Video

Idle Warship (Res & Talib Kweli) released the visual for their punk rock-hip-hop track, “Driving Me Insane”. Res portrays a woman who falls in love with a police officer (played by Talib). The only thing is she is housed in a mental institution.

The single is from the duo’s latest album Habits of the Heart, now on iTunes.

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