13
Oct
2010

Kerry Washington Graces Essence

Written by thejasminebrand in Blog

Kerry Washington graces the November issue of Essence magazine. The theme of the November issue is “Race in America.”


13
Oct
2010

Shyne’s Haircut is Outrageous + “L.A. Reid Don’t Care About Hip-Hop”

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Sometimes people (like myself) “be” worried about the wrong things. Nevermind this I wanna leave Def Jam foolishness, let’s talk about Shyne’s damn haircut here folks. The photo is c/o Nah Right and probably dated, but still.

In other less important news, Shyne wants the eff up outta Def Jam.

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12
Oct
2010

Antoine Dotson, “I am not desperate at all.”

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On Oct. 2, Dodson performed at the BET Hip Hop Awards show, which airs tonight, in like 5 minutes literally. Vibe chops it up with Dotson about how he got on the show.

“I am not desperate at all. I don’t call people and say, ‘Hey, I want to be on your show.’ They reached out to me and said, ‘You are the hot topic right now, so we want you to be on the show.’ I thought I was just presenting. I did not know what I was doing until I got there. So I was like, ‘Oh, I’m performing? OK.’ That was my first performance ever.” Full interview here.

BET is wrong for not getting his hair and make-up straight.

12
Oct
2010

Jay-Z’s Vote Again PSA

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Jay-Z’s launched a voting effort, in partnership with HeadCount that will be aired on CBS and other networks for the November election.  HeadCount is a nonpartisan nonprofit that joins together musicians and efforts to promote participation in government — can be watched below. The video was shot during the Bonnaroo festival.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-wJMJPa1Rw&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

12
Oct
2010

Kanye’s Rationale Behind His Diamond Teeth + Yeezy Gives Jay Light & Energy

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Vanity Fair caught up with Kanye West and of course talked about that Got Damn Taylor Swift issue. Gee-sus Christ we could care less. Peep what I found interesting below:

Vanity Fair’s Lisa Robinson Why did you have permanent diamonds drilled into your bottom teeth?

K.W. I just like diamond teeth and I didn’t feel like having to take them out all the time.

L.R. What do you think Jay-Z has done for you?

K.W. Man, everything—served as a big brother, the blueprint, our reality. Someone to look up to.

L.R. What do you think you’ve done for him?

K.W. Just served as a burst of energy at all times—light and energy. Just a person who’s constantly seeking information that Jay can use.

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12
Oct
2010

New Music Video…Kid Cudi’s “Erase Me” feat. Kanye West

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I love this. Especially the drummer ;-)

Cudi’s “Erase Me”…For those with the Jasmine Brand attention span, Yeezy comes out 2:48 mark.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICaTsTkBPV8&feature=player_embedded#![/youtube]

12
Oct
2010

What happened on Real Housewives of Atl? + Ratings Down?

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If you missed the second episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA), don’t fret–we’ve got Yosh’s weekly recap. In this episode, Kandi discusses some financial issues w/ Kim’s single, Sheree goes on a date, the newest cast member is introduced, Nene has issues w/ her son, and Phaedra’s concerns are raised at her doctor’s visit.

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12
Oct
2010

Mariah Carey Skips Nick Cannon’s 30th

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Mariah Carey skipped the Los Angeles leg of Nick Cannon’s 30th Birthday party tour. Her rep didn’t respond to why, but she did make it to Nick’s NYC party, where pregnancy rumors have resurfaced for the 83rd time. A source said, “She didn’t eat a thing at the party, then ordered one of everything on the menu, plus two extra-cheese raviolis, to go. Then on Saturday, to everyone’s surprise, she didn’t appear.” Full story here.

12
Oct
2010

My Daddy Knows How to Dougie

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In my mind, he was cookin’ dinner and heard his teenage daughter playing this song. He couldn’t control himself, so he started two-steppin w/ that tight wife beater on, which i love.

Judge him. I guarantee he gives less than a damn.

12
Oct
2010

Behind the Scenes Footage: Ross’ “Mc Hammer” feat. Models, Bottles & Smoke + Cassie Spotted

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Check the behind scenes footage of Rick Ross’ video shoot for “Mc Hammer.” Lots of models, bottles of Ciroc (product placement) and video girls. More importantly is our old girl crush Cassie is spotted rockin a #NOTFUCKINGAROUNDCREW t-shirt (c/o of Diddy of course) at the 0:53 mark. <–see you don’t even hafta watch the whole thing! i got you boo!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fjyn4RtlzHw&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]