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Rémy Martin Cognac Links With Don C For Limited Edition Release [Photos]

DON C X REMY MARTIN COGNAC RELEASE

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Rémy Martin has been inspired by street wear for their newest branding play. The spirits producer has enlisted the talents of Don C for a sleek interpretation of their bottle packaging.

To launch their Collector’s Series the cognac house has partnered with the Just Don creative. Known for using premium materials on fashion accessories, the Chicago native took the same approach to this design. In the spirit of one his favorite hobbies, the bottle is set in a sneaker box styled package. It features a glossy snake skin detailing on the bundle with basketball lines throughout. Inside is a bottle of Rémy Martin’s 1738 Accord Royal cognac. Also included are shoe laces with “Just Rémy” branding.

DON C X REMY MARTIN COGNAC RELEASE

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In a formal press release Don explained how the collaboration came about. “Rémy Martin has been a cultural icon for me and my community growing up on the southside of Chicago, and I’m honored to partner with a brand that has been such a big part of my history. This project allowed me to effortlessly integrate my passion points and personal style to a collection that is unique to Rémy Martin. Throughout this creative process, our brands consistently remained inspirations to one another and this ‘Just Rémy’ collection is truly a one-of-a-kind showcase for both Rémy Martin and Just Don.”

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As per High Snobiety this limited-edition box will be priced at $60 dollars and will first launch in Chicago. It will then be made available at fine wine and spirits retailers throughout the country. Each month Rémy Martin will add another luxury capsule to the Collector’s Series until February 2019.

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Bad Boy Blues: Diddy & Cassie Break Up, Twitter Is Relentless With The Slander

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Sean “Diddy” Combs and Cassie Ventura were one of those celebrity romances that had its share of stop and starts. For over a decade, the pair has been through several ups and downs but an announcement that the pair is officially done has Twitter going bananas.

The pair has been linked since 2006 or 2007 depending on varying timelines, taking breaks over the years only to appear together stronger than before. Just two years ago, Diddy put on a 30th birthday bash for Cassie. But if rumors are true, Diddy has already moved on to a new boo in 26-year-old Jocelyn Chew.

Diddy, at 48, likes them young. Just saying.

Twitter has been relentless with the jokes and slander since the news broke and of course, we’ve captured some of our favorite reactions below. Let us know if we hit one of your favorites or even your tweet by sounding off in the comments section.

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10 Things We Learned From Pusha T on the Joe Budden Podcast

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Pusha T was feeling a ways about Drake’s dramatic take on their beef while on LeBron’s HBO series The Shop. SO the G.O.O.D. Music rapper and exec took his tea over to the Joe Budden Podcast, and it was scorching. 

“I really don’t know where it started at,” said Push of his beef with the 6 God, and it honestly doesn’t even matter anymore.

The Virginia rapper was candid about his issues with Drake, his relationship with Kanye, what he picked up from Pharrell and the Neptunes and much more.

“It’s always been competitive with me. It ain’t never personal, it’s always rap sh*t,” says Push. Peep 11 things we learned from Push A Ton on the Joe Budden Podcast in the following pages.

 

Get Your Wigs Ready: Rumored Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland Album Has The Beyhive Buzzing

Rumored Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland Album Has The Beyhive Buzzing

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Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z might have wrapped up their On The Run II tour, but that doesn’t mean the work is stopping for King Bey. According to fan speculation, there is another joint album coming, and this time it will feature fellow Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland.

The Beyhive’s antennas were at attention when a suspicious countdown began on the “Everything Is Love” official Instagram account. Immediately another page surfaced on the gram by the handle @RoseIVYou which only fueled rumors sharing a video featuring some very familiar vocals as rose bloomed. Also, social media detectives took notice to the account just following Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Tidal, Nicki Minaj and Netflix’s IG pages.

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Some hardcore Bey fans quickly deciphered that vocals are chopped up rearranged version from Beyoncé’s “Grown Woman” record. Regardless Beyonce and Kelly Rowland fans are getting their wigs ready to be snatched by the duo and are prepared to re-up on their Tidal accounts again. As far as they are concerned, there is something in the works and they will be ready when it comes.

To see the reaction to the rumored joint album hit the gallery below.

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U Mad?: Melania Trump PR Flack Calls For Boycott Of T.I. Due To Stripper Lookalike

T.I. promo with Melania Trump lookalike

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Melania Trump, the self-called most bullied person in the world, has a beef with T.I. The Africa-visiting First Lady, well actually her PR rep, is calling for a boycott of T.I. after the rapper posted a video of a lookalike stripping in the White House. 

On October 12, T.I. shared the above clip with the caption “Dear 45, I ain’t Kanye,” on Twitter. T.I. is seen in what looks like the Oval Office while a woman that looks a lot like Melania Trump is seen busting it open. Just in case you can’t make the connection, the stripper is also rocking the same “I Don’t Care, Do U?” jacket that Melania admitted she used to troll the media.

The clip itself is a promotional video for T.I. just released new album, Dime Trap.

The Associated Press reports that Melania Trump’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, is calling for a boycott of the rapper.

Yeah, good luck with that. But please, tell us what you think in the comments.

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Hypebeast Alert: A SUPREME x The North Face Collection Is Here [Photos]

SUPREME X THE NORTH FACE COLLECTION

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Co-branding efforts continue to fuel the street wear industry. One of the latest, and tried and true, collaborations marries Hip-Hop and the great outdoors.

SUPREME has announced a new collection with The North Face (they’ve done this before). They re-imagine the Alameda, California based company’s signature apparel items via premium materials. Their iconic parka jacket receives a plush treatment with lambskin leather, a fixed hood and full zip construction. Available in four colors, this piece is seemingly the foundation of the drop.

SUPREME X THE NORTH FACE COLLECTION

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As with any SUPREME collab accessories were crafted too. Included in the set is a waist bag; the trendy piece features a cushioned foam back panel and winged adjustable hip belt. Additionally a separate leather shoulder bag has a front zip compartment with adjustable shoulder strap. Lastly we get six panel hats in leather to match with the parkas.

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The SUPREME x The North Face collection will be available in New York, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, London, Paris, NY, Brooklyn, LA, London, Paris and online starting October 18th. You can view the rest of the collection below.

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Solange Covers ‘T’ Mag, New Album Dropping Any Day Now?

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Fans can stop speculating and confidently rejoice in Solange returning to music. She is dropping a follow up to her A Seat At The Table this week.

As Vulture noted the singer is releasing a new album any day now as per her recent interview in New York Times’ T Magazine. According to the lengthy feature, the new project will “likely arrive into the world fully formed at some mysterious and unexpected moment”. Her description of the direction is just as complex. “There is a lot of jazz at the core. But with electronic and hip-hop drum and bass because I want it to bang and make your trunk rattle” she explains.

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The “Cranes In The Sky” singer also detailed how she is trying to take a step back from being the protagonist of her material. “I realize how much wider, figuratively and literally, my work could be if I took myself away as subject.” Her unique and very lengthy recording process is also revealed. “I like to be able to tell the story in 13 different ways, then I like to edit.” The Times reports that each song for A Seat At The Table were all 15 minutes or longer and then she trimmed them down.

Along with lightly touching on the yet to be named LP she also discussed her creative aspirations from as a child (“My dream was to go to Juilliard”) and shares how even with her popularity she still gets nervous about releasing her projects (“I have this fear living in my body about releasing work”).

Check out the cover on the flip. You can read the rest of the feature here.

Photo: Collier Schorr courtesy of T Magazine

The Kendrick Lamar Cortez “House Shoe” Is All Kinds of Heat

Nike Cortez Kenny IV "House Shoe"

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Yeezy who? Kendrick Lamar’s Nike Cortez‘s have been must have pieces of footwear for his fans and sneaherheads alike and though they aren’t as popular as Kanye’s adidas silhouettes, his latest Kenny IV “House Shoe”‘s are more creative than anything the MAGA rapper has ever conjured up.

Featuring a grey tongue with an orange stripe going down the middle that reads “House Shoe,” the stylish Kenny IV’s were made for comfort above anything else (hence the whole “House Shoe” thing).

“House shoes have always been part of LA culture,” says Lamar. His intent with the Kenny IV was to retain the ease and comfort of the slipper, but also allow people to still feel sleek. “The shoe is all about being able to get up and just go out in style.”

And how easy he’s made that possible. Though the sneakers/slippers obviously lack the laces to keep them from slipping off your feet the kicks with the plush quilted insole also come equipped with a toggle lacing system on the heel to adjust a comfortable fit.

The one of a kind kicks dropped on October 14th for a cool $100 and though many spots sold out in minutes you might be able to find them for retail if you search hard enough.

Check out pictures of the Kenny IV “House Shoes”‘s below and let us know if you picked up a pair or plan to.

Nike Cortez Kenny IV "House Shoe"

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Vic Mensa’s Domestic Abuse Allegations Surface After XXXTentacion Jab, Twitter Reacts

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Vic Mensa caught a ton of flack for a line rapped during the BET Hip Hop Awards cypher where he took a shot at the late XXXTentacion, then doubled down on his stances against domestic abuse. Despite apologizing for the jab, domestic abuse allegations that Vic Mensa himself rapped about in times past have surfaced and fans on Twitter are blasting the Chicago artist.

Mensa’s cypher lines were shared to the Miami audience at the BET Hip Hop awards show taping last weekend, and XXX’s mother was also in attendance. Mensa took to Instagram to apologize to XXX’s mother but stood tall on the fact that he’s against domestic abusers. But fans dug up an older interview Mensa did with The Breakfast Club where he admitted to choking a former girlfriend and even wrote a song about it.

Since the news has resurfaced, fans on Twitter have been ripping Vic Mensa apart. We’ve collected some of the responses in the gallery below.

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So Appalled: Celebs React To Kanye West’s Coontastic Sit Down With Donald Trump

Celebs React To Kanye West's Head Scratching Sit Down With Donald Trump

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The world collectively became the blinking white man gif as we witnessed the meeting of two MAGA minds, Kanye West and Donald Trump yesterday (Oct/ 11). The fallout on social media was swift, and the tweets came in like the great flood.

Whether you believe Kanye is in need of serious help, or he is just using his big “freethinking” mind, the scene we witnessed in the Oval Office yesterday was shameful. West’s Resolute Desk pounding, expletive-spewing rant earned the Chicago rapper some strong reactions from celebs such as Diddy, T.I., Sinbad, Questlove as well as political figures and commentators who had to watch it.

While many argue we should ignore Kanye West, the case that we shouldn’t is strong. The man was in the Oval Office on national television spreading false, dangerous stereotypical ideas as facts about Black people and he needs to be corrected. We hope his wife and friends reel him in and get him the help he needs so desperately. You can see the reactions to Kanye West’s insane White House visit below.

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