Wednesday, April 27, 2011
You never know what you’ll find on the Internet. Here’s film from the set of 2Pac’s iconic “Becoming Clean” photo shoot. Shot by photographer David LaChapelle, the photo was taken following Pac’s release from prison. Below is an interview of LaChapelle discussing the shoot.
DM: I feel that a lot of your work emphasises on beauty in people, regardless of colour or size. One of my favourite pieces of your work is “Becoming Clean” with Tupac Shakur amongst others. How was it like work with him?
DL: Tupac was great, he was very sensitive and is truly a good person. I wrote to his mum when he died and she sent me flowers and gave me his last song, “Ghetto Gospel.” When we did the shoot, he had just come out of prison and every shot has a reason, it’s never random, so this was the idea of the photo shoot, him becoming clean. He had given this interview when he was still in prison and he really opened up and was so honest. I had read it and thought it was so truthful so for the work I did with him, there was this idea of washing away and rebirth. And we did another shoot where he posed as a slave on a cotton field. They traced rapping and rhyming to “call and repeat” during slavery time in sugar cane and cotton fields to pass the time. It’s on the Hotel Lachapelle book. Tupac came to the shoot 2 hours early, which was very unusual for a rapper. So I wasn’t ready for the shoot and he didn’t care. He reminded me of my black friends whom I went to art schools with, he was so cool, open-minded and chill. He wasn’t judgemental. Then later on, I found out that he had gone to an art school. He left behind a big bag of socks and underwear because he had just come out from prison and never picked it up. He died shortly after. I still wear his socks sometimes (laughs).
Although Gucci Mane’s still behind bars, there’s no delaying the release of the Ferrari Boyz album with Flocka. Waka tweeted that the project is going to be released June 21. Hopefully by then La Flare makes bail.
Reuters reports that Drake will lend his vocals for the new animated Ice Age film.
Singer/Actress Jennifer Lopez is the latest voice addition to the forthcoming animated film “Ice Age: Continental Drift.” Lopez and actor Jeremy Renner will join new voice cast members Keke Palmer, rapper Drake, Wanda Sykes and Aziz Ansari. The new additions was announced on Tuesday (April 26) during a Fox presentation, during which the studio met potential promotional partners, licensees and retail partners.
Yet another new sneaker has released from the Christian Louboutin Men’s Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. While one would not have thought that things get more attention seeking in the line, Mr. Louboutin presents the Louis Tik Tik Flat sneaker. Studs of different sizes, shapes and color are placed all over the upper of the sneaker, which is made of black leather. The sneaker sets you back a cool 1300 USD.
Wasn’t Number Nine supposed to be finished at this point? Regardless they’ve released some of the funniest tees we’ve seen in a minute. Arm & Harmburger, and Arm & Beer? Ha. Only in Japan would you find something this amazing. i.e. at nano-universe.
More images follow after the click.
Once again Stussy teamed up with JAM HOME MADE, mostly known for their jewelry creations. For Summer 2011 the two brands present a capsule collection consisting of a watch in two colorways, glasses and sunglasses, as well as a t-shirt in two colorways. The collection will be released on April 29th, 2011.
Check out the sunglasses and t-shirts of the collection after the jump.
Graffiti artist Zevs is about to release two new prints from his iconic Liquidated Series. Included in the release are the Liquidated Hammer & Sickle print, as well as the Liquidated LV print. Both come in an edition of 50, are signed and numbered, and will go for 200 Pounds. The Outsiders will be releasing the prints today, April 27th.
Take a closer look at the two prints after the jump.
Acapulco Gold has released the second part of their Spring 2011 Collection. When it comes to iconic inspiration, clean design and good choice of pieces, Acapulco Gold seems hard to beat. In every collection there are a couple of solid pieces and strong graphic t-shirts. Their slogans are still among the strongest in the market.
As part of this second delivery the New York brand presents new caps, t-shirts, denim, as well as a nice looking summer varsity jacket.
The entire Acapulco Gold Spring 2011 Collection is now available in their online store.
Check out the product line-up after the jump.
We take another look at the much anticipated Nike Air Force 1 Low Premium ‘Denim’. The iconic sneaker comes this time with an entire denim upper and beautiful contrasting gold stitching. Further details include the leather tags on the tongue and branding on the heel. The gum outer sole is the perfect round off for the sneaker, which is set for a release on May 20th, 2011.
Well, now that I am all in this world of chit chat, I'm getting everything. So, the most recent thingy I have been offered is a sex tape of Cubana Lust, the big booty stripper. Now, this person says that he's got a video of her stripping as well as the sex tape part. Well, he's saying that he's now being blackballed by 50 Cent for some reason, but I don't know. I think Cubana Lust has some affiliation with one of 50's rivals, but I don't know. Anyway, he said he's going to leak it to me. I guess. (I did a bit of research and this chick already has a sex tape out there. OH WELL.)
What do you think about this? I don't personally care, but maybe you will.
Rumor is the air Jordan xi "Concords" will release this year for $250.00! That's crazy for a shoe man! And hate to say it but people will get killed over this shoe this year, this is the shoe that the worlds been waitin on. Also I'm from Houston and everyone knows trae the truth runs Houston, word is he may getting signed to cash money he's been with Wayne alot since j prince son jaz found drake for Wayne and introduced Wayne to Houston movement - Shout out to chuckstar
LIL SCRAPPY'S MOM DOESN'T APPROVE!
LOL! She went in on Diamond! She says Diamond got implants and booty-plants...and called her a low down dirty...uhm!
Lil' Scrappy's Mom Calls Diamond A "Low Down Dirty B*tch" by iamgwoods
Lil Scrappy comes on to try and clean it up. How they releasing audio and saying, "off the record." SMH!