Artist Spotlight: Meet Coney Island’s Own-TORAE

Posted by Q at 7:31 pm

Torae

If you like real Hip Hop, you’ll love Torae. I always find it rewarding to seek out the next hottest artist and give them a platform to showcase their work, their bio and give our readers an opportunity to fall in love with an artist they may not have heard of before. We usually post emerging artists…new artists that need a platform. But Torae is not a new artist. Torae has been rapping for years. He dropped his first album, in 2009 called “Double Barel.” While doing press runs for his album, some really important relationships were formed. One of these important relationships was with DJ Eclipse of SiriusXM’s Hip-Hop Nation. He just so happened to be in need of a new co-host for his show Rap Is Outta Control. Who better to give such an opportunity than a dope realist rapper from the biggest Hip Hop capital of the world?

Torae says he was pretty apprehensive about it because he didn’t want people to get it misconstrued, like, ‘Are you a rapper or are you a radio guy?’,” Torae recalls. “But I try not to block my own blessing. So he gave it  shot! Three weeks in as Eclipse right-hand man, the Double Barrel MC fell in love with radio. Even though Torae was torn with what people would think of him, he realized some of the best rappers had other careers as well! Look at some of the really good actors that were also rappers; 2pac, Queen Latifah, LL Cool J and one of the best to do it…Will Smith aka “The Fresh Prince” So thinking of these amazing artists it made Torae feel better about his dual career path.

I personally got acquainted with Torae when I was riding down the street listening to “Hip Hop Nation” on SiriusXM radio. He was interviewing someone and I just really liked his authenticity. Of course SiriusXM radio is uncensored so I felt he was really able to be himself and delve in to the questions and the truth in what not only he wanted to know..but truly what the fans wanted to know. I was like, “Who is this Torae; The TorGuide?” Then me being me. I googled him and continued to listen to him between 5pm-10pm. When I found out he was a rapper, I as intrigued and while listening to a few of his songs, I knew I needed to do a feature on him.

Torae has a new album dropping in exactly 2wks called “Torae Entitled”

You can go to his website itstorae.com and read his full bio and listen to additional songs. Three of his most recent releases from ‘Entitled’ the tracks are ‘Get Down” x Pete Rock and ‘Saturday Night’ and “Let Em’ Know”

Here’s his most recent video from his song ‘Let em’ Know” produced by Jahlil Beats

Please follow him on social media. He’s extremely humble and approachable. So, if you have a question for him, feel free to ask!

www.itstorae.comwww.twitter.com/toraewww.facebook.com/itstorae

 

Sci-Fi & Fashion : Star Wars Edition

Posted by Roni at 4:59 pm

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Last night was the premier of one of the greatest sci-fi movie series “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. The event was live streamed on the Star Wars website for all the fans that could not make it to the event in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theater.

Whatever forces are supposed to be awaken on the movies world wide movie release date this Friday December 18th have awaken the fashion Gods as last nights premier.  Not only was the fashion attire looking good for any red carpet event some celebs came out dressed for the Star Wars theme and rocked it!

These lovely ladies have made to the best dressed list of last nights event.

Karrueche Tran - Star Wars

Karrueche Tran – Star Wars

First off, we have Karrueche Tran channeling a modern day Princess Leia. Styled by Bryon Javar, Karrueche wore a suit by Balenciaga; Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti; Clutch: Torry Burch;  Jewlery: Jared Lehr Jewelry; Flash Tats: K Ink Collection; Hair styled by: Tiger (@tigerbahmb on Instagram).

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Coldplay featuring Beyoncé : Hymn For the Weekend

Posted by Q at 9:38 am

Beyonce and Chris Martin

I was browsing one of my favorite sites, SandraRose  and ran across some new hot music. However, it was her actual post that was so interesting, So much that, I thought I would share it with you. Of course any article that mentions Beyoncé and Rihanna in the same sentence, is always a good read:

It reads: “A few years ago, Complex.com had a story about Beyoncé turning down a collabo with British band Coldplay. Coldplay ended up contacting a more grateful Rihanna instead.

“Well, I did write a song for Beyoncé, but it got rejected by her A&R people. And the one I wrote for Rihanna didn’t get rejected,” Coldplay frontman Chris Martin told Maxim.

What a difference a few years makes.

Now that Beyoncé’s star isn’t shining as brightly she didn’t hesitate to jump on Coldplay’s hot new track. Martin didn’t even have to beg Beyoncé’s people. Continue Reading »

Creeper Life

Posted by at 10:17 am
Puma Creeper

Puma Creeper

Oh Rih Rih, that woman just keeps on giving it to us! If it’s not in her daily fashion photos, it’s in her music, it’s on the big screen, or in her clothing line. But recently the fab pop star has finally produced some magic since Puma announced her Creative Director. Rihanna has launched her new campaign for the shoes “Creeper” that will be apart of the “Fenty by Rihanna” collection fearuring Travis Scott Sept. 25th. Continue Reading »

Fab and Fly Approved: The Strap Skirt

Posted by at 1:46 pm

 

Karrueche Tran - Strap Skirt

Karrueche Tran – Strap Skirt

As we all know this week is New York Fashion Week and this is the time of year all the hottest and newest designers showcase their upcoming seasons collections with runway shows all over town. Not only focusing on the fashion but on the front row celeb seating. Every model in the industry is trying to get booked for the most talked about shows but the true fashion debuts are off the runway.

Every celebrity that shows up that this week long event I’m sure puts the heavy duty pressure on their stylist to lace them with the hottest, most unique, and newest outfits.

Karrueche Tran has made a subtle fashion hit with the best of them. Styled by upcoming celebrity stylist Bryon Javar. Karrueche and Bryon have been working together for quite some time and he always always always has her looking so cute and perfect for her personality and body. Not mention he knows how to dress her spot on for the event she is attending. Her latest outfit from the Empire Saks Fifth Avenue event had my eyes glued to her belted pencil skirt. And I have to have it!

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Fab And Fly Approved: Sole of Daya

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Sole of Daya

Zendaya Coleman

Zendaya is by far my favorite celeb teen. She’s beautiful, humble, witty, multitalented, and a fashionista idol for woman young and seasoned everywhere. Among her many current endeavors like her upcoming album that is being produced by Timbaland, or her hit show, KC Undercover on the Disney channel, or her book she published in 2013 “Between U and Me” , which is available on Amazon. Zendaya has recently  decided create her new shoe line to be in stores Spring of 2016.

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“Hop Couture” Bunny flats by Minna Parikka

Posted by at 6:03 pm
Hop Couture Bunny Flats
I really love T-Swizzle’s style. It’s classic, romantic, and very girl next door. A summer photo of the country-pop singer in these super cute bunny ballet flats had me eyeing the unique shoes immediately! Taylor Swifts bunny flats are made by Minna Parikka and they”re called “Hop Couture” flats.
The Minna Parikka brand was born the day that 15-year-old Minna decided shoes were her life’s true calling. Since then, the Helsinki-based designer’s creations have graced the feet and physiques of adventurous women around the globe,  including Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Paloma Faith and Beth Ditto.

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Interested in Buying Pharrell William’s Oversized Vivienne Westwood Buffalo Hat ?

Posted by at 8:58 pm

 

Pharrell William's Oversized Vivienne Westwood Buffalo Hat

Pharrell William’s Oversized Vivienne Westwood Buffalo Hat

 

Pharrell's Vivienne Westwood HatPharrell

If you’re a true lover of fashion, then you, like me are  probably amongst the 10% of the world that liked Pharrell William’s oversized Vivienne Westwood Buffalo hat he wore at the Grammy’s a few weeks ago. Fashion is about taking risks. Fashion is about individuality and being comfortable in your own skin. That’s the main thing I’ve always liked about Pharrell. He was always comfortable being different. I love it! Well, if you’re interested in purchasing the infamous Vivienne Westwood Buffalo hat, I found it on eBay for a fairly reasonable price.

This hat is a unisex hat and can be worn with any outfit that needs a little spice. You can check out more details on where to buy it here on Ebay

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