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Lil Nas X Announces His “Little Bundle of Joy”

Lil Nas X Announces His "Little Bundle of Joy"

The birth date is set for Sept. 17.

If there is one thing that Lil Nas X does often and well, it’ll be trolling. We are a few weeks away from the arrival of his debut album, Montero, and the “Old Town Road” artist is not taking his foot off the gas anytime soon.

The album features Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Jack Harlow, Elton John, and Miley Cyrus.

He has made headlines with provocative visuals, a Nike lawsuit, a pants-ripping performance on SNL, and more throughout the year. With the rollout in full swing, Lil Nas X will keep the audience entertained and talking.

He recently followed up his re-make of Drake’s pregnant emoji-ridden cover art for Certified Lover Boy with one of his own. Instead, emoji-men were holding their pregnant belly. That was only a preview of what would come next.

On Thursday, Lil Nas X took to social media to reveal pregnant pictures for the upcoming delivery for MONTERO.

“SURPRISE,” he tweeted, “I can’t believe I’m finally announcing this. My little bundle of joy ‘MONTERO’ is due September 17, 2021.”

“This is my baby,” he told ‘PEOPLE.’

Even Maury Povich jumped in on the fun with his renowned catchphrase.

HOW IT ALL CAME TOGETHER

What started as a joke between himself and his stylist turned into a full-on maternity shoot. He called up his stylist after drawing inspiration from Megan Thee Stallion’s “Dolla Sign Slime,” he called up his stylist.

“She was like, ‘Wow, this all comes together. Your album. Your baby.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, this is my baby, huh?’ As a joke, she was like, ‘Yeah, you should do a pregnancy shoot,’” said Nas X to PEOPLE.

Drake would release his CLB cover as a perfect setup for the maternity shoot photos, as timing would have it.

With the delivery of his baby on the way, Lil Nas X says, “finally found a great balance between being as real as possible within my music and making a hit song.”

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Drake Shares ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Merch on Instagram

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It’s Lover Boy SZN. Drake’s new album is locked and loaded, scheduled for a September 3 drop. To continue to momentum, Drake has revealed new merchandise created in collaboration with Nike.

The Certified Lover Boy merchandise was shown on Instagram, highlighting t-shirts with a Nike logo on the front and the backside with various phrases.

This writer’s favorite is “I don’t miss… Let alone miss you.”

In celebration, Drizzy hit Instagram Live and highlighted the merch while OVO Mark hit the streets of The 6ix to pass out t-shirts. You can see the merch below. Any of those shirts would you cop?

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Cardi B Drops New Reebok Collection, Surprises Bronx Students With Back-To-School Supplies

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Following the mass success of her first apparel collection, Reebok and Cardi B are thrilled to reveal the next chapter of their collaboration with the launch of an all-new apparel and footwear capsule collection this summer. Officially dropping today(August 30), the ‘Let Me Be…In My World’ capsule collection, launching alongside a new Cardi B Classic Leather sneaker, is inspired by Cardi’s hometown of New York City and carries a piece of Cardi’s legacy with every element of design.

Pieces from the ‘Let Me Be…In My World’ capsule collection build on Cardi’s signature outlines and details form her first drop, this time taking cues from the concrete world where Cardi grew up hustling. Featuring dramatic proportions, ranging from tight fits to oversized sleeves with super cropped waists, the range details reflect Cardi herself: cut-outs representing her open personality, bungee details allowing for maximum versatility, and pop-color stitching giving an overall monochromatic look for that little something extra. Cardi’s personality is infused into every inch of the collection, built to carry any hustler from day to night.

In true collaboration, Reebok designers worked with Cardi and her team from start to finish on the ‘Let Me Be… In My World’ capsule collection; from beginning ideation and design stages all the way through to the full creation cycle. Cardi B worked with Reebok designers to bring the story, colors and designs to life from sketch to sample form.

“I was so happy to see the love for my first Reebok apparel collection so I’m really excited to introduce this one,” Cardi said. “This NYC-inspired collection features some of my favorite pieces to wear—from corsets to tracksuits to fly kicks, all inspired by my time and love of New York.”

Hi-res product and campaign imagery can be found HERE. Designed with all figures in mind, all apparel in the ‘Let Me Be…In My World’ capsule collection will be available in inclusive colors, materials, and sizing, ranging from 2XS to 4X bringing this collection to all Cardi fans. The apparel will be available to purchase alongside matching footwear colorways of the Cardi B Classic Leather, which comes in women’s and kid sizes, starting 10am EST on Reebok.com

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Kanye West’s “DONDA” Bulletproof Vest Sold For $20K

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$20K Bulletproof vest and a pair of Yeezys to complete the drip.

The bulletproof vest Kanye West wore during the second Atlanta DONDA listening party earlier this month now belongs to one of Ye’s fans at a hefty price.

Consignment shop Justin Reed says one Kanye West fan purchased the vest worn on August 5 for $20k. The “Follow God” rapper gifted the vest to a security guard that ended up with curator Reed.

In addition to wearing the vest during the performance, the Chicago native was also seen wearing the garment while working out and recording on the live stream inside his temporary home of Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

The black vest features ballistic inserts and “DONDA” across the front and back which were hand-drawn by Kanye West himself. The rear of the personal body armor vest also features Kanye inscribing “MBD” (My Body Different).

Ye is currently prepping for his 3rd listening event in Chicago to take place Thursday. He has rebuilt his childhood home in the middle of the Soldier Field Stadium. Official release details for the DONDA album have continued to change. According to sources the project could be dropping Friday.

Imagine how much it will be worth in 25 years. Those social media photos will hit different. Do you think it was a smart investment or waste of money? Share your thoughts below.

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ICYMI: Latto Understands the Assignment in Her Latest Collaboration with Icon Swim

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Latto is flexing her versatility in more ways than one.

Her rise to superstardom has been one to watch. The Queen of The Souf rapper rose to the occasion despite last year’s pandemic lockdown.

During her performance at this year’s Rolling Loud, the world got to witness the amount of tangible love and support she receives from fans as they rapped her song verbatim. Now she is spreading her wings with collaborations.

Her latest partnership comes with swimwear brand Icon Swim, where she taps into her modeling bag. The steamy yet tasteful visuals show off several one and two-piece bathing suits that accentuate her figure.

Since stepping on to the scene as a young teen in Jermaine Dupri’s “The Rap Game,” Latto continues to grow her artistry with authenticity. With the release of her new collection with Icon Swim, the 22 year-old rapper emphasizes its essential nature.

“I feel likes… it’s very important to stay true to yourself,” says Latto. “There’s a lot of opinions or two cents in this business, but if you stay true to yourself, the fans can relate more. I make it obvious that I’m super keen on staying true to myself.

She does not plan on slowing down anytime soon because she is getting started. As of right now, she is preparing to release her Queen of the Souf follow-up.

“I’m in album mode right now, wrapping up my album, so that’ll be the first thing,” she says.

With a viral Rolling Loud set along with new brand collaborations, Big Latto heads into her next project with the momentum to give her supporters exactly what they want.

The Core Collection featuring Latto will be available for purchase on Friday, Aug. 13 at Icon Swim.

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Latto Understands the Assignment in Her Latest Collaboration with Icon Swim

icon swim latto collection

Latto is flexing her versatility in more ways than one.

Her rise to superstardom has been once to watch. The Queen of The Souf rapper rose to the occasion despite last year’s pandemic lockdown.

During her performance at this year’s Rolling Loud, the world got to witness the amount of tangible love and support she receives from fans as they rapped her song verbatim. Now she is spreading her wings with collaborations.

Her latest partnership comes with swimwear brand Icon Swim, where she taps into her modeling bag. The steamy yet tasteful visuals shows off several one and two-piece bathing suits that accentuates her figure.

Since stepping on to the scene as a young teen in Jermaine Dupri’s “The Rap Game,” Latto continues to grow her artistry with authenticity. With the release of her new collection with Icon Swim, the 22 year-old rapper emphasizes its essential nature.

“I feel likes… it’s very important to stay true to yourself,” says Latto. “There’s a lot of opinions or two cents in this business, but if you stay true to yourself, the fans can relate more. I make it obvious that I’m super keen on staying true to myself.

She does not plan on slowing down anytime soon because she is getting started. As of right now, she is preparing to release her Queen of the Souf follow-up.

“I’m in album mode right now, wrapping up my album, so that’ll be the first thing,” she says.

With a viral Rolling Loud set along with new brand collaborations, Big Latto heads into her next project with the momentum to give her supporters exactly what they want.

The Core Collection featuring Latto will be available for purchase on Friday, Aug. 13 at Icon Swim.

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Beyoncé Uses Houston Rappers in Ivy Park AD Campaign

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Beyoncé’s clothing line honoring Black cowboys features fellow Houston rappers. 

The Ivy Park collection campaign features actor Glynn Turman (House of Lies, The Wire, A Different World) a real life cowboy, wearing a denim track suit while riding a horse. As well as Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, and Houston rapper’s Monaleo and Tobe Nwigwe. 

It’s great to see Beyoncé use fellow Houston rappers Monaleo and Tobe Nwigwe in the ad campaign.

Tobe Nwigwe a southwest Alief, Houston native, built his ardent fan base since 2013.

Nwigwe’s popularity rose consistently by releasing his weekly freestyle series #gettwistedsundays. While including his wife Fat and family in all things visual. Outside of the dope music we have also gotten a constant representation of black love in rare form. We love to see it. Tobe took to social media to show enthusiasm of the collaboration.

Monaleo is another star emerging from Houston’s rap scene. Quickly earning national attention for her viral track, “Beating Down Yo Block.”

The track samples a popular 90’s Houston anthem, “Knocking Pictures Off Da Wall,” by Yungstar. Since it’s release in April it has commanded over 2.5 million views on YouTube. Even garnering a repost from the Queen MJB on her Ig page as she sung the lyrics to her followers.

Monaleo took to social media to show her appreciation of the opportunity.

In a tweet she stated, “My wildest dreams have come true . All those hours spent in the mirror dancing and singing like Beyoncé have paid off . Thank you to Bey and Ivy Park + Staff for having me “

Also making an appearance in the ad campaign is Roc Nation’s Snoh Aalegra. Check out the full video below.

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Kanye West’s Yeezy Gap Red Puffer Coat Sells Out Overnight Raking Up $7M

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The Yeezy Gap Puffer jacket was gone within minutes.

While Kanye West didn’t drop DONDA last night on August 6, he did drop something. The music and fashion mogul took the fashion route and dropped some gear and made $7 million already. 

As seen on Kanye West during his first DONDA listening event in Atlanta, the red puffer jacket became available for purchase on the morning of the DONDA release. 

The puffer jacket is a Yeezy and Gap collaboration and according to its pre-order link, the jacket that costs $200 and was available in sizes XXS to XXXL, officially sold out.

According to Gap’s Former CEO Mickey Drexler, the inaugural Yeezy Gap item sold out overnight, raking in $7 million in sales. Last month, Yeezy Gap also released the pre-order link for another puffer coat in black.

Kanye continues to dominate the fashion and music world. As reported on Forbes he owns 100% of Yeezy. Since 2013’s release of his shoe division he has not missed one time. The Gap partnership seems likely that we will be seeing a repeat domination in the apparel department. Don’t underestimate the power of Yeezy season.

The jacket is set to ship in the spring of 2022.

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ICYMI: Rumored Drop of Cactus Jack x Fragment x Air Jordan 1 Highs July 29

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Travis Scott and fashion are seemingly hand-and-hand now. If the ASTROWORLD rapper isn’t making hits, he’s making fits.

Fresh from his Pop Smoke-inspired Dior collaboration, it’s alleged that the Houston rap fashionista is dropping a new version of his Cactus Jack 1s. 

According to the respectable shoe platform Sneaker Newsit’s rumored that the high-top Fragment Travis Scott Air Jordan 1’s will drop on July 29. 

The Fragment 1’s, which is a combination of the Japanese musician Hiroshi Fujiwara and La Flame’s respective designs on the ubiquitous silhouette, is the sequel to his May 2019 drop. 

Last week, images of the shoe surfaced on the web. The shoe features a premium tumbled leather upper in white but is paired with Fragment’s signature blue accents and the large reverse Swoosh on the sides pulled from Scott’s pair. Adding to the design is the duo’s logos stamped on the heel while a sail midsole and a blue outsole sit underneath.

Sneaker News said, “This triumvirate of designer, entertainer, and brand will go down as one of the year’s best releases, and with a rumored release date of July 29th, this drop will stand as one of the most important of the year and of Travis Scott’s ever-growing catalog of Nike/Jordan collabs.”

Cactus Jack’s merchandise has been a hot commodity and the hypebeast and sneaker resellers will make it difficult to cops these drops. However based on past performance and a loaded product page on Scott’s online shop, there’s speculation that an early raffle for the shoes could happen.

This has been the protocol for nearly all of his footwear collaborations. 

Although there is technically no “official” release date for the Cactus Jack Fragment 1’s, the rumored released date of July 29, looks promising. 

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Rumored Drop of Cactus Jack x Fragment x Air Jordan 1 Highs July 29

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Travis Scott and fashion are seemingly hand-and-hand now. If the ASTROWORLD rapper isn’t making hits, he’s making fits.

Fresh from his Pop Smoke-inspired Dior collaboration, it’s alleged that the Houston rap fashionista is dropping a new version of his Cactus Jack 1s. 

According to the respectable shoe platform Sneaker Newsit’s rumored that the high-top Fragment Travis Scott Air Jordan 1’s will drop on July 29. 

The Fragment 1’s, which is a combination of the Japanese musician Hiroshi Fujiwara and La Flame’s respective designs on the ubiquitous silhouette, is the sequel to his May 2019 drop. 

Last week, images of the shoe surfaced on the web. The shoe features a premium tumbled leather upper in white but is paired with Fragment’s signature blue accents and the large reverse Swoosh on the sides pulled from Scott’s pair. Adding to the design is the duo’s logos stamped on the heel while a sail midsole and a blue outsole sit underneath.

Sneaker News said, “This triumvirate of designer, entertainer, and brand will go down as one of the year’s best releases, and with a rumored release date of July 29th, this drop will stand as one of the most important of the year and of Travis Scott’s ever-growing catalog of Nike/Jordan collabs.”

Cactus Jack’s merchandise has been a hot commodity and the hypebeast and sneaker resellers will make it difficult to cops these drops. However based on past performance and a loaded product page on Scott’s online shop, there’s speculation that an early raffle for the shoes could happen.

This has been the protocol for nearly all of his footwear collaborations. 

Although there is technically no “official” release date for the Cactus Jack Fragment 1’s, the rumored released date of July 29, looks promising. 

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