A weekend in Las Vegas always promises nights of bottle-popping debauchery and mischief, but when New Years Eve comes around, this playground for adults takes its musical madness to a whole new level. Party amongst the biggest DJs in the world, Hollywood stars, and Hip Hop's hottest artists around America's playground, Sin City! Check out our picks below and for more hot parties visit here.
Marquee Nightclub New Year’s Eve Weekend
Multi-platinum recording artist Nicki Minaj will be celebrating the launch of her debut fragrance, Pink Friday, with a personal appearance at Macy's Herald Square in NYC, where she will meet with 300 lucky fans on Monday, September 24th, at 3:30 pm. The opportunity to meet Nicki and get an autographed limited edition Pink Friday commemorative ad will be provided to the first 300 fans purchasing the Macy’s Pink Friday Exclusive Gift Set Bundle.
New York based jewelery company, Avianne & Co, has recently created an exclusive collection for Birdman, the co-founder of Cash Money Records. The jeweler created an 18k White Gold Mens Custom Diamond Ruby Pendant. Elliot Avianne has previously worked with the Young Money team and thus, conceived the idea for the pendants along with Birdman.
The design of the pendants were first sketched on paper and then enhanced via computer by George and the custom design team at Avianne's. The Burmese ruby pendant is composed of natural gemstone and surrounded by Pave Set diamonds, containing 5 carats of flawless D color white diamonds. Each pendant contains a 30 carat special cut gemstone. When cutting a stone of that size, the jeweler must first obtain a 'root stone' of three times the size since there is about a 60% loss in carat weight during the cutting process. Elliot oversaw the production and cutting of each stone and had the set, including the Burmese ruby, Emerald Cut Green Emerald, and a Black Diamond, hand-delivered to Birdman. The set of pendants is estimated at about $105,000.
Apparently Lil’ Wayne despises the birthplace of hip-hop, New York. In a recent interview with MTV News, the hip-hop superstar wasted no time throwing a jab New York’s way, when he said “Flat Out, I Don’t like New York.” Hip- Hop fans may wonder why Weezy F. Baby harbors such ill feelings towards one of the biggest marketplaces of music throughout the world. Well, the answer is pretty obvious.
In 2007, Lil’ Wayne was on the top of the totem pole in the music, selling out concert venues all across the globe, a #1 album that sold over a million copies in its first week (unheard of in a day and age where music is illegally downloaded) and was scouting/signing various new talents (Drake/Nicki Minaj) to become a part of his now powerhouse label YMCMB. That July for the first time ever Lil’ Wayne was set to headline a show for the first time in New York City. Thousands of people packed into the sold-out Beacon Theatre excited to see the New Orleans’ rapper perform both new and old material. The energy inside the building was at an all-time high and only intensified when he showed up wearing a Run DMC T-shirt (paying homage to Queens-born group that would be on the Mount Rushmore of rap if there was one) brought out various special guests (Kanye West, New York’s very own Ja Rule and Juelz Santana) and made numerous references to his love for marijuana (an interest that the crowd seemed to share as well).
Reports surfaced a few days ago that Nicki Minaj will be a member of the judges' panel on American Idol. Now rumor has it "Louis Vuitton Don" Kanye West might be joining her and Mariah Carey. [Huffington Post]
A burglar broke into LL Cool J's home in California, looking to steal cash, jewelry and other valuable goods. Instead he was knocked out, courtesy of the legendary MC. [HipHopDX]
Season 11 of American Idol concluded with Phillip Phillips being awarded a record deal and left fans wondering which musical acts/executives would occupy the show’s judge panel in the future. After two seasons, international pop superstar, Jennifer Lopez, and legendary rocker, Steven Tyler, decided that they no longer wanted to be a part of the highly-rated singing competition.
Ever since the announcement was made, numerous celebrities have reportedly been in serious talks with Idol producers to serve as judges for the upcoming season. In late June, Fox announced that they agreed to terms with multi-platinum, former R&B diva, Mariah Carey, to serve as a judge for at least one season. Her deal is reportedly worth a whopping $18 million. Apparently the network was willing to hand over whatever amount the singer demanded, despite her faded star status. The move was seen as a desperate attempt to revive the American Idol brand, which was at one point a highly respected singing competition between undiscovered, raw talents and Fox’s cash cow.
Move over French manicure! Nail art is sticking around for fall and winter. Nail art is one of the most popular trends we’ve seen on celebrities and everyday people this year. This easy-to-execute fashion trend is one of the best ways to add a splash of color to your every day look. With an endless array of shades and so many brands to choose from, fingertips have quickly become the canvas for many an artistic vision. Though, it’s not just nail polish that’s adding to the trendy look of everyone’s talons. Glitter, sparkles, stickers, and anything short of a living creature that can be glued in place has been, or can be, tried.
Born in New Orleans, Rashaad Newsome is a NY-based artist who has spent the last decade showcasing his art throughout the country. His work was recently featured in W Magazine and his “Five” performance art piece was part of the 2010 Whitney Biennial. He works in various media from photography to performance art but is best known for his performance art pieces and for his collage coats of arms. In his reintepreted coats of arms, Rashaad replaces traditional iconography such as lions and griffins with hip-hop totems such as cars and video vixens. His love for music and specifically hip-hop culture are evident throughout his work. Additionally his love for hip-hop culture has inspired him to create custom coats of arms for artists such as Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim. He has even dabbled in music by creating his own music videos.
Unless you’ve been sitting under a rock for the past three years on a deserted island, roped, tied, and gagged, you have more than likely been exposed to the teenage cultural phenomenon that is Justin Bieber.
Yes, that’s right teenage cultural phenomenon.
From dating Disney darling Selena Gomez to singing for the President, Justin Bieber is an international sensation who has solidified his spot in music and pop culture history.
In an industry dominated by male DJs, it’s easy for the female EDM fanbase to feel, well, a bit disconnected. Of course, we love our filthy Rusko dubstep, our booming Avicii anthems, our housey Armin Van Buuren dance tracks. But we all grew up on the same Britney Spears bubblegum pop music, and all share the same guilty pleasure of blasting Baby One More Time while belting out our favorite powergal’s lyrics into a hairbrush. So what’s a girl to do when she craves girly lyrics but has grown out of mundane mainstream beats? Thankfully, a few forward-thinking producers have heard our prayers for songs that incorporate sassy lyrics and electronic melodies, producing a genre all its own dubbed girl fire.