With the Yeezus project well underway, Kanye West is doing an unusual amount of press runs recently. The Chicago native continue to open his personal life to the public via a visit to 97.1 Amp Radio as part of a 36-minute on-air conversation. Here, Kanye talks about his fall tour, the expansion of the DONDA agency, in addition to recent engagement with Kim Kardashian and daughter North West. Kanye also talks about meeting Miley Cyrus and getting tips from Odd Future’s Tyler, the Creator, showing off a humbling side that’s not often seen by the superstar.
Style maven Pharrell Williams had his face immortalized by Terry Richardson recently in several high fashion pieces, including a silk blazer, a black bow tie, and a powder pink knit beanie. The images were shot for the November 2013 issue of British GQ Style, a publication known for spotlighting the most impressively best dressed with finesse. Apparently looking good all the time can wear a guy out: In several shots, Williams is caught looking a bit sleepy-eyed and lethargic, thus going to show that no matter how famous you are, sometimes we all need a cat-nap to keep on trucking. Continue reading
In the fourth and final part of Kanye West’s interview with BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe, the conversation concludes with them further discussing various creative fields, the media, corporations, marketing, paparazzi, the creation of “Black Skinhead” and “I Am A God,” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse.
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While every bit of music from the vault of the late and great J Dilla is appreciated, it appears that the legendary Detroit producer is being honored with a special posthumous dedication project. According to The Detroit News, Dilla’s uncle Herman Hayes plans to opena Detroit donut shop called Dilla’s Delights in the name of his passed nephew.
“He was on his deathbed making Donuts, and I felt like that was partly a tribute to me, I felt I should honor that and respect that and give back to him. I want to honor my nephew in the right way, and this is a good way to do it,” Hayes says. “Not by putting out another album, but putting a sustainable business with his name on it that I plan on being in Detroit long after I’m gone. It’s just what I can give back to him for giving us that music.”
Hayes, a former baker at Avalon and used to bring Dilla donuts as a child, plans to use all organic ingredients to create 20 different donuts with names inspired by Dilla’s life and work. Expect items like the Conant Gardens Glaze, Fantastic Fritters, and McNasty Macaroons on the menu. In addition, there will be a shop’s soundtrack that is set to include vinyl by Dilla and the artists he sampled. One more reason to visit Detroit.