Photos of custom OVO-edition Jordan X‘s and XII‘s surfaced on Drake‘s Instagram last night. Jordan Brand has publicly announced the Toronto-based superstar as the newest addition to its elite team of ballers, baseball players, boxers, and quarterbacks.
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Forbes has published their annual list of the biggest cash cows in the music industry. The main source of wealth for musicians can be found on the concert stage.
1. Madonna – $125 million
2. Lady Gaga – $80 million
3. Bon Jovi – $79 million
4. Toby Keith – $65 million
5. Coldplay – $64 million
6. Justin Bieber – $58 million
7. Taylor Swift – $55 million
8. Elton John – $54 million
9. Beyonce – $53 million
9. Kenny Chesney – $53 million
11. Diddy – $50 million
12. Paul McCartney – $47 million
13. Calvin Harris – $46 million
14. Jennifer Lopez – $45 million
15. Roger Waters – $44 million
16. Muse – $43 million
16. Rihanna – $43 million
18. Jay Z – $42 million
18. One Direction – $42 million
20. Dr. Dre – $40 million
20. Red Hot Chili Peppers – $40 million
22. The Rolling Stones – $39 million
22. Katy Perry – $39 million
24. Tim McGraw – $33 million
25. Pink – $32 million
The members of OutKast will reportedly end their hiatus next year at Coachella, according to Billboard. The magazine’s sources claim the festival, which kicks off on April 11th, would be the start of several reunion appearances that would run through the year to other festivals. Billboard’s sources say there have been “some converstions” between Big Boi and Andre 3000, while another says its “all systems go.” Reps for OutKast did not immediately repond to Rolling Stone for comment.
In the past several weeks two separate investigations were launched as a result of the wrongful detention of Trayon Christian and Kayla Phillips. My team has been privy to the status of the Barneys third party consultant investigation. In continuing our research, we also contacted the New York State Attorney General’s office for the status of their investigation into both Barneys and Macy’s. Those findings are not yet available.
While I await the findings of the Attorney General’s Office, I have agreed to move forward with the launch of BNY SCC collection under the condition that I have a leadership role and seat on a council specifically convened to deal with the issue of racial profiling. I am in a unique position to use my voice to affect change to this disturbing issue. The easy position would have been to walk away and leave policy making to others hoping that someone addresses the problem. I will not leave the outcome to others. I will take this into my own hands with full power to recommend, review and revise policies and guidelines moving forward. I am choosing to take this head on.
As I previously stated, the collaboration with Barneys has always been about giving and The Shawn Carter Foundation. From this collection, the Foundation will receive not only 25% of sales, it will now receive the additional 75% of Barneys’ sales, totalling 100% of all sales from BNY SCC. Along with 100% of sales from the collaboration, the Foundation will receive an additional 10% of all retail sales from Barneys New York stores nationwide and Barneys.com on November 20th.
Shawn “JAY Z” Carter
Kendrick was asked if he and Drake were on good terms or not in which he responded “They’re pretty cool,” however also stated “I mean, I would be okay if we weren’t.” During this time, Drake went on a several interviews where it was pretty indicative that he was offended by Kendrick’s bars, and from there, Kendrick responded to Drake at the infamous BET Cypher. In the article, Kendrick also stated “If anything. We all peers” when acknowledging the fact that Drake had taken the verse as a diss, and also wanted to state that Drake isn’t a creative influence for him. The issue is on stands now.Check it out at GQ Magazine
Monday, MLB’s most prominent free agent Robinson Cano celebrated his 31st birthday in Belgium with agent JAY Z. JAY played in Antwerp for his Magna Carta Tour that same evening, as Cano and his entourage would celebrate at the Magic nightclub. Cano revealed on his instagram account receiving limited-edition Shawn Carter Classic Fusion watch by Hubolt following his birthday celebration.
The $33,900 watch may have violated the league’s union agent regulations, as the MLB players association has launched a full investigation on JAY Z and the NY Yankees 2nd baseman. Cano’s currently seeking a 10-year / $310M deal from the pinstripes, but that will obviously be on hold now due to an investigation.
According to the MLB players association regulation rules.
“No Player Agent or Applicant shall provide, cause to be provided or promise to provide, any money or any other thing of value to any player, or any person related to or associated with such player, the purpose of which is to induce or encourage such player to use or continue to use any person’s or firm’s services as a Player Agent, Representative, or Draft Advisor
Players can only receive certain gifts from their agents not exceeding $500 and must be disclosed to the union. If found guilty in a violation, JAY Z could be disciplined after the investigation is over.
Feeling forced into addressing the negativity surrounding his involvement with Barneys, Jay released a statement on his Life+Times website affirming his stance on discrimination all while declaring his reasoning for not voicing his opinion before all facts were made evident. Read below for Jay’s entire statement:
“This collaboration lives in a place of giving and is about the Foundation. I am not making a dime from this collection; I do not stand to make millions, as falsely reported. I need to make that fact crystal clear. The Shawn Carter Foundation is the beneficiary and the foundation is receiving 25% of all sales from the collaboration, 10% of all sales generated in the store on November 20th and an additional donation from Barneys. This money is going to help individuals facing socio-economic hardships to help further their education at institutions of higher learning. My idea was born out of creativity and charity… not profit.
I move and speak based on facts and not emotion. I haven’t made any comments because I am waiting on facts and the outcome of a meeting between community leaders and Barneys. Why am I being demonized, denounced and thrown on the cover of a newspaper for not speaking immediately? The negligent, erroneous reports and attacks on my character, intentions, and the spirit of this collaboration have forced me into a statement I didn’t want to make without the full facts. Making a decision prematurely to pull out of this project, wouldn’t hurt Barneys or Shawn Carter, but all the people that stand a chance at higher education. I have been working with my team ever since the situation was brought to my attention to get to the bottom of these incidents and at the same time find a solution that doesn’t harm all those that stand to benefit from this collaboration.
I am against discrimination of any kind, but if I make snap judgements, no matter who it’s towards, aren’t I committing the same sin as someone who profiles? I am no stranger to being profiled and I truly empathize with anyone that has been put in that position. Hopefully this brings forth a dialogue to effect real change. – Shawn “JAY Z” Carter.”
According to reports:
The Centre strives to ensure that visitors enter the mosque in a decent fashion, and refrain from behaving in any way that is inconsistent with the sanctity of this religious place. In the event of behaviour that violates the moral codes of access to the mosque, or other visit regulations – such as taking inappropriate pictures, posing in ways that are improper in the context of sacred place, talking loudly, or eating – the violators are directed in a polite manner that reflects the civilisational and tolerant attributes of Islam. Usually, the visitors are appreciative of that.
The Yeezus tour has just become an “Award Tour.” At least for lucky ticket holders in New York City it has. A Tribe Called Quest will join Kanye West in the New York tour stops at Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden. The legendary group consisting of Q-Tip Phife Dawg, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (and sometimes Jarobi) will alternate with Kendrick Lamar as a performer on those concerts.
Of course, this doesn’t mean any new material is in the works from the group. However, Q-Tip – who’s signed on to West’s G.O.O.D. Music — is preparing ‘The Last Zulu’ for a 2014. It’s his fourth solo album; his first since 2009′s ‘Kamaal/The Abstract.’
The Yeezus tour will — West’s first since 2008′s Glow in the Dark tour — will begin this Friday at Seattle.