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Cardi B and Offset Reportedly Drop $400K on Kulture’s Birthday Bash

A party ain’t a party until Cardi B and Offset come through with Kulture. Reportedly, for Kulture’s birthday party the proud parents dropped a whopping $400K on the party. held Saturday night (July 13) in Manhattan.

The theme for the party was Word Party, which is an animated show on Netflix. According to E! News, Kulture received presents such as a Word Party pendant created by Eliantte & Co.

Although the entire New York City was in a blackout, that didn’t stop them from keeping the party going.

“Thank y’all so much for coming to Kulture’s birthday party,” she said. “It was so lit that I lost my motherfucking nail. Let me tell y’all something, y’all made it lit because the fact that I had got there, the lights went off in the party. It was like a whole hour with no lights, no music. But it was lit!”

She continued, “It got lit again but with no air conditioner. So we was literally melting, but people were still dancing, having fun. And then the lights came completely back on. But then they came right back off when we was about to cut the cake. And then they cut the lights back on and nobody wanted to leave. And it’s ’cause of y’all. It was such a fun party. Thank you so much.”

Check out some clips from the party below:

 

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She’s the cutest thing ever❤

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So buteee,🤩

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Kanye West Sneaker Empire Worth to Make $1.5 Billion Dollars in 2019

Just a few years ago, Kanye West was reportedly in massive debt trying to get his clothing line off the ground. Now, his vision has come to pass, and his company is a smashing success.

Besides his love of music, Kanye West loves fashion. But instead of just buying clothes, West has built a fashion empire that is bringing in major coin.

Kanye West’s sneaker empire is a billion-dollar enterprise, according to a new cover story on the rapper’s business endeavors by Forbes magazine.

The incredibly popular Yeezy sneaker line, which began at Nike, now with Adidas, is projected to make over $1.5 billion in sales in 2019. West is said to have taken home over $150 million in income over the past year, as reported by Forbes.

Since moving the Yeezy line from Nike to Adidas in 2013, West has struck what Forbes calls an ‘unprecedented deal’ for 15 percent royalty on wholesale, plus a marketing fee.

For comparison, Michael Jordan is said to get a royalty rate of 5 percent on the Air Jordan line, which does annual sales of about $3 billion.

West has had a major turnaround from a few just a few years ago. He sent social media ablaze when he asked Mark Zuckerberg to invest $1 billion in his “ideas” and claimed to be $53 million in debt.

“I’m just blessed through the grace of God to go from tweeting at Mark Zuckerberg” to ask for money, West says, to where he is today. He can laugh at himself a little now. “People wondered, ‘Why did you tweet at Mark Zuckerberg?’ And I was like, ‘Hey, I heard he was looking for aliens.’ ”

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Legendary Musician Stevie Wonder Facing Health Challenges

Legendary musician Stevie Wonder is facing serious but manageable health problems, but he continues to perform and make music, sources close to the singer say.

Reports have been coming out that the iconic Motown star is “doing better now than he was a couple of months ago,” one close friend of Wonder told the Detroit Free Press, as he prepares to head overseas for a pair of concerts. Wonder has been traveling with a medical team, the source said.

“He’s got some health challenges, but he doesn’t want a big PR thing out of this,” said musician Joan Belgrave, a longtime friend of the singer. Her late husband, Detroit jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, met Wonder when the latter was a 13-year-old Motown prodigy, she said.

He knows what he has to do to get himself together, and he’s doing it,” Belgrave said. “He’s got a team around him — that’s what he needs. He’s got people around him who love him.”

Wonder was “joking and laughing” when they spoke by phone earlier this week, she said.

“He’s in great spirits. You would never know anything is going on. That’s how he wants it, and that’s how he wants to keep it,” Belgrave said. “He’s making music and doing what he does, and that’s what he wants to focus on.”

Speculation spread like wildfire on June 25 when a video went viral from a Philadelphia radio personality claimed that Wonder is suffering kidney failure and has begun dialysis.

Wonder’s publicist, Shelley Selover, declined to comment beyond saying: “Please know that nothing is verified unless it comes directly from us.”

Wonder has been trying to keep his health matters private, those close to the singer said, but he’s aware concerns if his legion of fans have for him.

“He said, ‘I love prayers, but tell them not to make a big deal about it,’” said Belgrave.

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Big Business, Kid: Meek Mill Is Now Part Owner of Lids

Meek Mill is prepping for one busy summer.

With a new Amazon Prime Video docuseries premiering in August and the kickoff of his Legendary Nights Tour with Future, YG, Mustard and Megan Thee Stallion soon after, the Championships rapper will now be adding a major business deal to his schedule now that he’s officially been announced as co-owner of popular headwear company Lids.


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The report arrives via an exclusive from Business Insider, which also states that Meek will lead the creative strategy for Lids and release his own limited-edition line of hats in August to line up with his tour and six-part documentary series. The deal comes by way of the MC’s close friendship with Michael Rubin — you may remember he publicly protested Meek’s Eastern Conference Semifinals travel ban — which itself derives from the 76ers’ co-owner being executive chairman of Fanatics, which owns Lids in part with investment firm Ames Watson. Rubin is also a cofounder of Reform Alliance Foundation along with Meek and political activist Van Jones, so the partnership doesn’t come as too much of a surprise. What does make for an interesting take is how Jay-Z plays a part in the inspiration process behind all of this.

Take a look below at how the Philly rap icon says Hov gave him the confidence to step into the executive chair at Lids, via Business Insider:

“Basically, I’ve seen Jay-Z, and then I’ve watched other artists who came up around his time. He actually built something. He built businesses, and he built things that made him become the man who he is, that we could call a billionaire guy. He built that, and I watched that, and I studied that. That’s why I’m working the way I’m working now to build a foundation for myself too.”

Meek plans to introduce Hip-Hop culture to Lids in a more direct way with his new position at the company, which we’re very excited to see come to fruition once those limited edition hats start popping up.

Congratulations on the new Lids deal, Meek Mill! Let us know what you all would like to see come from this partnership by letting us know on Facebook and Twitter!

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Recap: adidas Gives the Ultimate Look at Graffiti Culture With ‘Beyond the Streets NYC’ Exhibition in Brooklyn

Graffiti is one of those art forms that wins by breaking all the rules — there is no one style, no single medium and certainly not one sole artist that embodies the entire genre completely. Now, in a combined effort by adidas Originals and traveling art exhibition Beyond The Streets, a new art experiencing is opening up in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn that truly pays homage to over 150 artists that’ve cultivated graffiti into the respected platform that it’s become today.



The setup at 25 Kent Ave is, for lack of better words, huge — we’re talking 100,000 square feet, huge! The Source stopped by earlier this week to catch a preview of the space, which extends throughout the 5th and 6th floors of the waterfront view building. The art collections you come across while making a way through the gallery range from paintings and bigger-than-life-sized sculptures to custom installations that could even be considered grotesque. There’s also a fully-operating pop-up shop with refreshments provided by Perrier and merch by the many artists featured throughout. As an added incentive, a portion of proceeds from sales in the shop will go to the the Harold Hunter Foundation, who played an important role during his lifetime in molding the skateboarding culture that pretty much goes hand-in-hand with graffiti. Overall, you will not want to miss out on this engaging opportunity to experience the art world from a handful of gritty, unforgettable and absolutely stunning perspectives.

Keep scrolling to see some of our favorite artists from the adidas-curated ‘Beyond the Streets NYC’ exhibition, which will be taking over Brooklyn all summer long:

BEASTIE BOYS EXHIBIT

BILL BARMINSKI EXHIBIT

BEYOND THE STREETS ARTWORK

BUDDY ESQUIRE EXHIBIT

CHARLIE AHEARN EXHIBIT

CLEON PETERSON EXHIBIT

CRAIG STECYK EXHIBIT

CRAIG COSTELLO EXHIBIT

DABSMYLA EXHIBIT

FAB 5 FREDDY EXHIBIT

FUTURA EXHIBIT

GUERILLA GIRLS EXHIBIT

HUSKMITNAVN & CORNBREAD EXHIBIT

HUSKMITNAVN EXHIBIT

INVADER EXHIBIT

KATSU EXHIBIT

LADY AIKO EXHIBIT

MAYA HAYUK EXHIBIT

PAUL INSECT X BAST EXHIBIT

RIME EXHIBIT

KC ORTIZ EXHIBIT

SHEPARD FAIREY EXHIBIT

TAKASHI MURAKAMI EXHIBIT

The full ‘Beyond The Streets NYC’ exhibition will be on display to the public starting tomorrow (June 21) and will run until August. Purchase tickets right now online.



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YBN Cordae Helps PUMA Reintroduce the CELL Alien OG

PUMA never fails when it comes to providing a fresh flow of footwear every season, whether it’s a completely new shoe or a bit of throwback flavor from the vault. The CELL Alien OG falls in the latter category, and the classic 1998 sneaker returns once again with a little help from PUMA’s latest brand ambassador YBN Cordae.



It’s fitting that someone the same age as the silhouette itself would be chosen to model the lookbook, as Cordae ironically embodies the same “old soul freshness” as the CELL Alien OG. The relaunch comes in true original form, as the initial colorway is in place in addition to the lime green bubble unit on the heel. The chunky sole trend being prominent at the moment adds another boost on interest in this particular model, and we’d bet it doesn’t hurt that the release is backed by a rapper at the top of his game who represents one of the more talented youth-led crews in the current class of Hip-Hop.

Shop the PUMA Cell Alien OG right now for $110 USD online. See YBN Cordae model the shoe in alternate colorways via the lookbook below:

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A$AP Nast Flexes His Stylish Side Once Again for The Elder Statesman’s Holiday 2020 Lookbook

Whether he’s modeling for Lacoste or dropping his second capsule collection with Converse, A$AP Nast clearly has no plans on slowing down when it comes to domination the fashion world. For his next step into the style scene, the A$AP Mob standout helps unveil the new Holiday 2020 collection from The Elder Statesman.


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Outside of a trippy color theme seen throughout, the set is primarily based around various forms of gaming throughout history. From knit sweaters inspired by UNO and Bingo to shirts and jackets that incorporate a checkers board theme, the fun and games inspo that inspired these garbs is quite apparent overall. The design story can be seen the details as well, particularly with buttons made to look like the cowrie shells used in India’s traditional game of Pachisi. While not exactly a “board game,” a cream-colored ouija board sweater seen on Nast definitely makes for one of the standout pieces. With eclectic prints, fun-filled motifs and a wide-ranging palette that goes from tie-dye to color-blocking, you’ll definitely have a good time mixing this collection into your summer wardrobe.

Check out The Elder Statesman’s Holiday 2020 lookbook featuring A$AP Nast below, and shop the brand’s latest collection right now via their online store.



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Lil’ Nas X Partnered With Wrangler for New Clothing Collection

Over the weekend, Lil’ Nas X has released his visual to his hit single “Old Town Road” that features Billy Ray Cyrus. To make it ten times better, denim label Wrangler has partnered with Lil’ Nas X to give his fans an exclusive look by curating a collection of blue jeans.

“We’re incredibly excited about the success of ‘Old Town Road’ and our partnership with Lil Nas X. It is another great example of the power music – and in our case, fashion – has to unite and inspire us all,” says Jenni Broyles, VP/GM of Wrangler North America.

He previews a new song called “Closure” on his Instagram, which sounds like an old school classic from the post. Lil’ Nas X name drops the denim brand in one of his lyrics, but the collaboration will be a one to remember. It will range from $39 to $140 on the site by clicking here.

 

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The Best Dressed Celebrities at Met Gala 2019

 

The 2019 Met Gala, an annual fundraiser that benefits the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York, was as flamboyant as ever last night. This year’s theme was “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” named in reference to the pivotal 1964 essay “Notes on Camp” by the late cultural critic Susan Sontag.

Without question, this has regularly become one of the most popular events of the year, where high fashion is on full display, and celebrities from every sector of the entertainment industry gather to show the world their grandiose couture as interpretations of the theme of the night.

Check out The Source‘s top picks last night of the best styled celebrities who hit up Met Gala 2019:

 

 

Lena Waithe and Jean-Raymond

Styled by Pyer Moss

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Janelle Monae

Styled by Christian Siriano / Alexandra Mandelkorn

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Jennifer Lopez

Styled by Versace

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Ciara

Styled by Peter Dundas

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Cardi B

Styled By Thom Browne/ Stephen Jones

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Lupita Nyong’o

Styled By Micaela Erlanger

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Nicki Minaj

Styled by Prabal Gurung / Swarovski Crystal / Brother Vellies

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Dapper Dan

Styled by himself (in Gucci)

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Tiffany Haddish

Styled By Michael Kors

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Danai Gurira

Styled by Fred Leighton

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Serena Williams

Styled By de GRISOGONO

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Ashley Graham

Styled By Dapper Dan

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Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott

Styled By Versace

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Regina Hall

Styled By Gucci/Dapper Dan

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Ava DuVernay

Styled by Prada

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21 Savage

Styled By Dapper Dan

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Michael B. Jordan

Styled By Coach

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French Montana

Styled By Gucci

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Solange

Styled By Salvatore Ferragamo/Paul Andrew

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The Estate of Tupac Shakur Celebrates National Poetry Month with a Fan Competition and New Merch Line

The estate of Tupac Shakur is celebrating National Poetry Month with a competition that requests fans to submit poetry detailing the inspiration of the late rapper.

Submissions are required to be in English and be free from any derogatory statement and profanity, along with the promotion of illegal practices.

If you enter the competition and win you will be awarded a merch pack that also celebrates the month of poetry. The new merch collection contains a denim jacket, hoodie, T-shirts, tote bag, pencil set, and a journal. The items showcase Pac’s love for writing.

You can receive full guidelines on the Tupac Poetry Month Competition here.

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