Fellas made sure their pocket squares were looking crisp while Gals overdid their makeup in celebration of, you guessed it, Fashion's Night Out.
Instead of night clubs, elite fashion houses were the highlight of the city last Thursday, September 8th. Salvatore Ferragamo was the spot to be on 5th Avenue this year, while posting a 'Private party' sign outside. All the normal people were lined outside, trying to get a peek of what was happening beyond those walls, as we tippy-toed past security.
Inside, champagne and house pomegranate cocktails were flying. Accompanied by tuna tartare hors d'oeuvres about the size of a cigarette.There were also many other interesting different finger foods, one of which even included foie gras in a flaky pastry. The best bite of the night had to be the red velvet balls. They were so delicious, you probably could've found yourself fighting for the last one with Sports Illustrated super model Jessica Hart...
Abel Tesfaye, famously known as The Weeknd, has been sending out unique R&B vibes and luring the attention of hopeless romantics and troubled, twisted souls ever since the release of his first mixtape, The House of Balloons. There’s a mystery and intrigue that surrounds his seductive croons and the same bizarre ballads of love, lust, and drugs found on House of Balloons parallel The Weeknd’s highly anticipated Thursday album.
Thursday fully satiates your darker, racy side, inviting you to indulge is your wildest and most twisted fantasies. You can’t help but become hypnotized by The Weeknd’s downright sexy sonic flow and raw lyrics. Track 4, “The Zone,” says it all: “So let me sip this slow/I’ll give you what you called for/Just let me get in my zone/I’ll be making love to her through you/So let me keep my eyes closed.”
Abel Tesfaye, also known as The Weeknd, is apparently done toying with the Internet through a series of mysterious mp3 releases and video postings. Last night he finally broadcast his magic into the open with his first ever gig in Toronto at the sold-out Mod Club. While the quality of these videos isn’t exactly up to par, you can still tell how well his music translates to a live setting. It is obvious that the one-man-band has incredible vocals and a loyal fan base, as the audience seems to know every word to every song.
The Weeknd has taken the music industry by storm with his lingering mixtape, House of Balloons. And with his fellow hometown buddy Drizzy Drake working closely with the R&B crooner, you can expect these two to be releasing new material in the very near future.
Jhene Aiko is making moves in the music world as a fierce, independent, R&B vixen. Not only does she have a beautiful face, but she has an incredible voice to go along with the rest of her bangin' package. She's swagged out and intellectually in-tune, as she decided to take a hiatus from working with Epic Records to focus on her studies at school in 2008.
Most of you are probably still thinking, "Jhene Who?" For those of you who are old enough to remember the boy-band craze in the 90s and who were diehard B2K fans, she was the young singer who often toured with them and was featured on a few of their tracks.
The Cool Kids -- When Fish Ride Bicycles::
After years of fans waiting and being teased by announcements that the Cool Kids would be releasing their first official LP "soon" and then dropping mixtapes instead, the hip-hop duo will finally be giving their fans what they want on July 12th. The Album, When Fish Ride Bicycles, dominates summer anthem territory with cameos from Ghostface Killah, Bun B, Travis Barker and more. After the success of their EP, The Bake Sale, enormous hype surrounded their old school hip-hop revival sound and brilliantly self-aware rhymes. With such a high-profile Rolodex of guest appearances on When Fish Ride Bicycles, there is no doubt that the album will justify all the hype. The Cool Kids have transitioned from an underground sensation to the hottest ticket in the booths. Stand out tracks like "Bundle Up," "Penny Hardaway" and "Rush Hour Traffic" will be flooding your speakers this summer with their old school, golden age hip hop flare and knocking bass.
The explanation behind the remix is rather confusing. If you listen, and if you've heard Drake's remixed version of "I'm On One," then the story behind the remix is rather confusing. Basically, The Weeknd's take on "Trust Issues" is really a remix of Drake's remix of DJ Khaled's single "I'm On One," which features Drake and originally appeared on Khaled's album, We The Best.
Woah, what? While it might take a few re-reads of that sentence to fully understand what's going on, it will only take a few seconds to get hooked on the cut. As all of The Weeknd's songs thus far have been nothing short of hypnotizing and eargasmic, this remix has yet again risen to the occasion and has an irresistible bite to it.
He may have even one-upped the October's Very Own originator...there's just something about the way Tesfaye can sang that makes his songs so seductive.
Last night at the BET awards, the viewers choice award went to ::drum roll:: Chris Brown, wait Rhianna, wait Drake... wait Chris Brown. Huh?! Exactly.
Tiffany Green was the lucky winner chosen by Coca-Cola to present the viewers choice award, and oh she did. In a teleprompter mistake, she announced Chris Brown as the winner, before apologizing and announcing Rhianna as the winner. A presenter quickly interrupted the confusion to announce Drake with the award, which was still incorrect. None-the-less, Drizzy went on to accept the award with a speech and the opening line, "Well this is awkward."
Drake keeps on giving us a peek into “Marvin’s Room,” dropping another cut off his sophomore LP, Take Care, via his official website (October’s Very Own). On this track, Drake, in his words, “did my own little thing using some other thing I did. You know.” “Trust Issues” is a singing/rapping confessional and he creatively takes the hook for “I’m On One” and uses it for a slower R&B track of his own. The story behind “Marvin’s Room” continues to build with each song and he kills it each time he releases a new one.
Take Care is tentatively in stores on October 24th.
Listen to the track below:
Ladies and gentleman, JoJo is back! It’s been a while, so if you need a little memory refresher, her hit songs in 2004 and 2006 were “Leave (Get Out)” and “Too Little Too Late.” As a then 14-year-old popstar, these songs were typical teeny-bopper anthems. She also starred in two Hollywood films, Aquamarine, her film debut about a teenager girl (JoJo's role) who finds a mermaid in the swimming pool of her beach club, and a family movie called RV, the story of a dysfunctional family embarking on a road trip.
Lil Wayne will join Drake, Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, and Chris Brown as performers at the 2011 BET Awards, which airs live on the cable network on Sunday, June 26th at 8pm ET/PT.
It seems like Weezy's been in the rap game forever. He's been spitting his lyrical wisdom song after song, album after album, and the flames of this New Orleans Hot Boy are not going to die out anytime soon. Best rapper alive? Most would say yes. Even while serving time at New York City's Rikers Island jail complex, Weezy made chart history when his album I am Not Human debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. He joined Tupac Shaukur (Me Against the World) as the only rapper to have a #1 album while incarcerated. This guy really isn't human. This year Weezy is nominated for five awards including Best Collaboration, Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Video of Year. He is set to perform music from his forthcoming album Tha Carter IV.