MAG FEATURES: EVA MARCILLE IN VIBE (PHOTOS BY ROBERT ECTOR)

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Model/actress Eva Marcille Pigford sported a long blond ponytail for her latest shoot with VIBE MAGAZINE. According to the mag, she rock’d some YSL, Prada, American Apparel, & Topshop for the shoot and check out the credits below. These pics are kinda dope!

Photography: Robert Ector for Taylor Ector studios (www.taylorectorstudios.com)
Fashion Stylist: Seannita Parmer
Hair and Makeup: Terrell Mullin (www.terrellmullin.com)
Asst Photographer: Devon Adderly
Asst Fashion Stylist: EJ King/Danny Williams

Eva in VIBE MAGAZINE
Eva in VIBE MAGAZINE
Eva in VIBE MAGAZINE

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Hip-Hop Rumors: Kobe Bryant Rumors! Why Amber Rose Is MAD! Drake In MIA!

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KOBE BRYANT ROCKS HIS OWN JERSEY?

I am hearing something quite funny. As the Heat and the Mavs embark on their run at the finals, Kobe Bryant is getting in his own bit of attention. Rumor has it, the boy KB was up in the Beverly Center Mall in Los Angeles rocking his own Los Angeles Lakers Jersey. Is that considered fashionable or is that a throwback? Anyway, is that a big deal or is Twitter bugging? One thing is for sure, they are clowning Kobe. LOL!

IS THIS WHAT GOT AMBER…(read more)

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Beanie Siegel Apologizes To Jay-Z

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(AllHipHop News) After almost two years of feuding, Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel
has officially issued an apology to former mentor and label boss,
Jay-Z.
“What Mike Epps say? ‘Gangstas f**k up too,’” Beanie Sigel told XXLMag.com.
“Whatever I felt this dude Jay did wrong to me, it can’t outweigh the
one thing he did do for me – he gave me an opportunity. Dude gave me an
opportunity. 

Beanie Sigel who seemed close to signing with 50 Cent’s G-Unit
imprint, stated that he was caught…(read more)

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MUSIC VIDEO: RIHANNA – “MAN DOWN”

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Today, pop starlet Rihanna premiered her brand new video for “Man Down” on BET’s 106th & Park. The single was lifted from Rihanna’s latest LP, Loud, which is in stores now. The Anthony Mandler-directed clip was shot a little while back in Jamaica and appropriately so with Rihanna returning to her Caribbean roots for the track.

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VIDEO FAB: Rihanna Premieres "Man Down" Video

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Rihanna‘s brand new video for "Man Down" just premiered on "106 & Park."  It’s a reggae track, which Rihanna says has much significance to her life, that she co-wrote with R&B artist Shontelle.

 

Peep the Anthony Mandler directed video, and the behind the scenes, inside….

Rih traveled to Jamaica to shoot this "Man Down" vid.  It’s a heavy reggae track that lots of folks will likely be grooving to this summer.  And she made sure to slip in shots of her sipping on her new endorsement–Vita Coco coconut water.  Peep the vid.  We feelin’ it?

Late last year, Rihanna explained at a listening session the meaning behind the song:

“The song is about breaking a man’s heart,” Rihanna explains. “It’s a very cleverly written song and what I love about it is that it’s not a lyric you’d normally hear a female singing.” As for the reggae vibe of the record, Rihanna says the music is an echo of her roots. “The vibe is Jamaican and West Indian,” she says. “That’s something that’s close to me.”

“I wanted to exude the energy and space I’m in right now that’s what I always try and do with my music. Right now in my life I feel very loud and in charge of my life and I can’t wait for everyone to hear the new album. It has such a variety of sounds but it all makes sense for this album. ‘Man Down‘ is a straight up Jamaican record and I love it, I even do a little chat on it at the end haha.”

And co-writer Shontelle commented during an interview with Rap-Up:

“When I was writing my part, we were in the studio together.  She really works hard. We were at one of her concerts and she literally got straight off the stage, walked right onto the studio bus, and went straight to work.”

The “Impossible” songstress revealed that “Man Down,” which she describes as “very dramatic,” was easy to write based on the duo’s comfort level that came with growing up together. “It was good because it was like, ‘I know you, I know what you need, I know what you want.’”

Rum pum pum pum….

BONUS: Here’s some behind the scenes footage of Rih shooting this vid in Jamaica:

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar CHECKS Scottie Pippen About Saying Lebron James & Michael Jordan Are Best Ballers Of All Time

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Former Chicago Bulls Champion and Hall of Famer, Scottie Pippen, stepped on more than a few toes recently when he compared Miami Heat baller LeBron James to Michael Jordan, claiming LeBron might be the greatest of all-time.

Now the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has put Scottie in check and name checked a few other great ballers who he thinks come before LeBron and Michael. Sports heads are gonna love this one.  Shots fired?  Read the letter inside….

In an open letter to Scottie Pippen published in the LA Times, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said,

Dear Scottie,

I have nothing but respect for you my friend as an athlete and knowledgeable basketball mind. But you are way off in your assessment of who is the greatest player of all time and the greatest scorer of all time. Your comments are off because of your limited perspective. You obviously never saw Wilt Chamberlain play who undoubtedly was the greatest scorer this game has ever known. When did MJ ever average 50.4 points per game plus 25.7 rebounds? (Wilt in the 1962 season when blocked shot statistics were not kept). We will never accurately know how many shots Wilt blocked. Oh, by the way in 1967 and 68, Wilt was a league leader in assists. Did MJ ever score 100 points in a game? How many times did MJ score more than 60 points in a game? MJ led the league in scoring in consecutive seasons for 10 years but he did this in an NBA that eventually expanded into 30 teams vs. when Wilt played and there were only 8 teams….

In terms of winning, Michael excelled as both an emotional and scoring leader but Bill Russell’s Celtics won eight consecutive NBA Championships. Bill’s rebounding average per game is over 22.5 lifetime, MJs best rebounding years was eight per game (1989).… Bill played on a total of 11 championship teams and as you very well know, Scottie, the ring is the thing, and everything else is just statistics. So I would advise you to do a little homework before crowning Michael or LeBron with the title of best ever. As dominant as he is, LeBron has yet to win a championship. I must say that it looks like Miami has finally put the team together that will change that circumstance. Its my hope that today’s players get a better perspective on exactly what has been done in this league in the days of yore.

Affectionately,

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,
NBA’s All-Time Leading Scorer

 

Looks like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar took Scottie Pippen back to school with that one.  Check his siggy.  But maybe LeBron will finally get a ring.  He and the Miami Heat take on The Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of the NBA Finals tonight.  Who ya with??

P.S.  LeBron did respond to Scottie Pippen’s statement saying,

“Michael’s an unbelievable player.  I’ve got a long way—long way—to be mentioned as far as one of the all-time greats. Not even just Jordan. There’s a lot of great players who have played in this league. Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, all these guys who are floating around with multiple rings, Bill Russell, all these guys who have pioneered this game.

“I’m gracious. Humbled by Scottie’s comments, especially with him being a teammate of his and seeing Michael on a day-to-day basis. But as far as me, I’m not going to sit here and say I’m better than Jordan. I’m not better than Jordan.”

Who do you think is the greatest?

 

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THE NEW MUSIC REVIEW

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Lloyd feat. Trey Songz & Jeezy – Be the One (full) – listen
Check out the brand new single from Lloyd. The new track, “Be the One” is the third single lifted from his forthcoming fourth studio album, King of Hearts and is co-produced by Polow Da Don and Drumma Boy. The new album is set to hit stores July 5th, with a video on the way.

Nicki Minaj feat. Swizz Beatz – Catch Me (full) – listen
Here’s some unreleased material from Nicki Minaj, featuring and produced by Swizz Beatz. “Catch Me” is supposedly a bonus track from international releases of Nicki’s debut album, Pink Friday, which is in stores now.

Ray J feat. Rico Love – Bananas (full) – listen
Ray J, after much success in the realm of reality TV, is working hard on his studio album, Raydiation 2. Here’s a brand new song, “Bananas,” featuring songwriter/producer, Rico Love. No word on when Ray J plans to release this new album, especially since he and his sister, Brandy, are supposedly working on a collaboration album as well.

K. Michelle feat. Akon – MP3 (full) – listen
Jive signee K. Michelle is releasing a new single, “MP3.” The track is the third single from her debut album, Pain Medicine, which is slated for release sometime this year.

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NEWS: JONAS BEVACQUA (CO-FOUNDER OF LRG) PASSES AWAY AT 34

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Twitter accounts have been tweeting the sad news about LRG co-founder Jonas Bevacqua’s passing. Bevacqua, 34 is a southern California native and is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of popular street label LRG (Lifted Research Group). They are known for their innovative designs and advertisements featuring some of urban music’s most popular names including, Kanye West, Cee Lo, John Legend, Drake, Estelle, The Roots and more.

No additional information has been officially released about the cause of death.

In a recent interview with Hypebeast Magazine, the street wear pioneer spoke on how he got his multi-millionaire company off the ground and gave tips to upcoming street wear designers. Click here to read the inspiring and informative article.

Jonas, has been one of my online mentors & inspirations and I’m sad to hear of his passing. Check out some of the popular LRG campaigns below.

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SPOTTED: NICK CANNON LOOKING BUFF IN CALI + HIS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “FAMOUS” FT. AKON

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A buffed up Nick Cannon was spotted checking out his physique in a reflection is pictured heading into a recording studio in Los Angeles this past weekend. Nick, who recently welcomed twins with wife Mariah Carey, was all smiles as he showed off his new new muscles.

In related news, Nick also premiered his new video over the weekend, you can peep “Famous” ft. Akon below. The track is the first single off of Nick’s upcoming Mr. Showbiz album.

MUSIC VIDEO: NICK CANNON “FAMOUS” FT. AKON

( Photos: PCN )

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CL ROUND THE WAY LINKS: NAOMI CAMPBELL OFFENDED BY UK AD / BERNICE KING STEPS DOWN FROM EDDIE LONG’S CHURCH / T.I. + MORE!

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  • Naomi Campbell Takes Legal Action Against UK Chocolate Candy Ad. // (Huffington Post)
  • Bernice King Steps Down From Role at Bishop Eddie Long’s Megachurch. // (TWP)
  • T.I. Helps 14 Families Visit Inmates in Arkansas Prison. // (MTV News)
  • Idris Elba Sparks Speculation on Possible Role in Tarantino Slave Film. // (IndieWire)
  • NFL’s Braylon Edwards Pays 100 Student To Go To College. // (IamDomo)
  • Choreographer Jonte Moaning Signs DVD Book in Tokyo, Japan. // (Crunktastical)
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