Nipsey Hussle’s Downtown L.A. memorial service will be a heavily guarded affair — and it’s got a lot to do with the chaos that broke out at a vigil a week before … TMZ has learned. Sources familiar with Nipsey’s Celebration of Life at the Staples…
As fans are still scrambling to make sense of the tragic loss of Nipsey Hussle, a memorial service has been announced for the beloved West Coast rapper and businessman. In Los Angeles next week, the Staples Center will host the going home service for Hussle, a fitting honor for an artist of his caliber.
Sources with direct knowledge tell us, the service will take place Thursday morning at the 21,000 seat venue. We’re told tickets will be sold for the event through a website. Only ticket holders will gain admission.
Our sources say there was a meeting Wednesday with Nipsey’s family and honchos from Staples. LAPD officials were also present in the meeting to help plan logistics and security for the event.
It’s a massive undertaking to plan such a major event in less than a week. Staging equipment must be rented, and the rental companies have already been contacted. We’ve learned ushers who work Staples have already been asked to reserve the day.
May Nipsey Hussle rest peacefully in paradise.
Can you hear me now?
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There’s a great selection of items for both men and women, but the monthly Style Box is the best way to keep your closet staples up to date. Simply fill out a questionnaire, and the label’s style consultants pick out some items for you. You’ll be notified via email when the choices are ready, then all you have to do is follow the link to the website and accept the choices, veto any items you might not like, or swap a pick out for something else. You have 48 hours to make your selection, and then you’ll be shipped a box straight to your door.
Your box arrives within days, and you have seven days to try the stuff out. If you like it, then there’s nothing else to do but hang it in your closet. If you don’t, the return process is simple. Just go to the F and O website, print out a shipping return label, and mail it back within seven days. That’s it. Your account is credited within days and you’re ready to start again. If you choose to send everything in the box back, there is a $ 25 styling fee.
Using repurposed materials for both its materials and packaging, Frank and Oak is committed to minimizing our impact by prioritizing recycled fabrics and responsible practices throughout its supply chain. It began in 2017 with a commitment to making five percent of its clothes with minimal impact materials or processes. The following year they upped that number to 30 percent by introducing more organic and eco-friendly methods of both manufacturing and shipping. By the end of 2019, Frank and Oak estimates that approximately 50 percent of its products will be made with minimal impact processes. Its shipping bags boxes are fully recycled and recyclable.
Frank and Oak is great for casual clothing, and anyone who’s looking for a comfortable, stylish, and affordable way to incorporate premium accessories into his existing closet should check it out. The rain gear is made of recycled plastic, and the denim is particularly great.
As promised earlier this week today Compton’s own Vince Staples dropped his latest album FM! and accompanying it’s release is a visual for one of the album cuts.
For his visual to “FUN!” Vince shows just how a suburban white child might be utilizing Google Earth to peek into the realness that is life on the streets of Compton. Crazy clever.
In another part of town A$ AP Rocky and FKA twigs find themselves as genetically modified human beings running amok through the night in the futuristic clip to “Fukk Sleep.” Cause it’s the cousin of death?
Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Tru Life, Kap G, and more.
VINCE STAPLES – “FUN!”
A$ AP ROCKY FT. FKA TWIGS – “FUKK SLEEP”
TRU LIFE – “WHEN I WANT”
KAP G – “A DAY WITHOUT A MEXICAN”
NUELA CHARLES – “DANGER”
TOKEN – “MOM WOULD AGREE”
MONEYBAGG YO FT. FUTURE – “OKAY”
FLATBUSH ZOMBIES – “NEW WORLD ORDER”
DJ MUGGS & ROC MARCIANO – “E TRAIN”
FAMOUS DEX FT. JAY CRITCH & RICH THE KID – “NERVOUS”
UPDATE: Guests include Jay Rock, Tyga, E-40 and more.
E-40 is basically three decades strong in the game (respect) and is still spitting like his future in the rap game depended on it.
Continuing to rep the left coast the Bay Area OG links up with Vince Staples and G Perico in the visual to “Ain’t Talking Bout Nothing” where the three get hyphy in a garage where the lights switch colors like fools who claim sets based on popularity. We see y’all.
Somewhere else in the night Hoodrich Pablo Juan and BlocBoy JB get together and get lit with some thick women who like to play with fire in the clip to “Tik Tok.”
Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Summer Walker, Tobi Lou, and more.
E-40 FT. VINCE STAPLES & G PERICO – “AIN’T TALKING BOUT NOTHING”
HOODRICH PABLO JUAN FT. BLOCBOY JB – “TIK TOK”
SUMMER WALKER – “GIRLS NEED LOVE”
TOBI LOU – “BUFF BABY”
ATMOSPHERE – “VIRGO”
SUPREME CEREBRAL – “CLEAN SHOT”
TWIZZMATIC – “ONLY CHILD SYNDROME”
MAZZI & S.O.U.L. PURPOSE – “ALL WE GOT”
Sustainable, cruelty-free, fair-trade goods have never been cheap â and thatâs largely because making things in a way thatâs positive for everyone involved can get pretty expensive. Award-winning surfer Kelly Slater tried to change all that two years ago when introduced his brand Outerknown.
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Sustainable, cruelty-free, fair-trade goods have never been cheap — and that’s largely because making things in a way that’s positive for everyone involved can get pretty expensive. Award-winning surfer Kelly Slater tried to change all that two years ago when
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Two key components of Def Jam’s past and present in Noreaga and Vince Staples exchanged barbs on the disagreeable end thanks to a recently conducted interview the latter artist did with TIME.
Born on July 2, 1993, the 22-year-old MC from Long Beach City doesn’t hold a staunch allegiance to the 90s era of Hip-Hop and he’s not shy about revealing that.
“The 90s gets a lot a credit…I don’t know why,” he replied with a shrug. “Biggie and Tupac, [those artists] were the staples of the 90s. That’s why they get the Golden Era credit. There wasn’t a 50 Cent in the 90s.” [Editor’s Note: Wait, what?]
Staples went on to champion the Hip-Hop culture of the early 2000s after pointing out that current megastars Jay Z and Kanye West were biggest following that period.
Aside from get his Hip-Hop eras confused, the Summertime ’06 creator did go on to point out the one fact that can be pulled from arguably the culture’s most opinionated debate. He noted that practically every living mortal believes the music they grew up listening to is superior to that of other generations. Which is why Lil Bow Wow’s “Bounce With Me” ranks so high on his personal list. [Editor’s Note: Columbus, OH native here, so no shade, but negro please, Vince.]
After headlines of “Vince Staples Says The 90s is Overrated” rang from every corner of the urban Internet, the question was posed which “old head” would take young Vince to task for proverbially taking a squat on the beaten path that allowed him to have a career. That guy would be Noreaga who called the LBC youngster’s comments “idiotic” which caused a rift of a response.
“You a grown man,” Staples wrote. “If you got a problem call Corey Blacksmith for a conversation I thought you was a super thug ni**a.”
The good news is the disagreement ended peaceful yet not without its fair share of entertainment, however.
Flip through the gallery to what was said.
By the way, both Summertime ’06 and N.O.R.E. are currently available on iTunes. It is never too late to get hip to great music.
favorite rapper was bow wow I get it still a idiot statement from some one who we hardly know ya dues ain't paid https://t.co/wyTcc5CemI
— N.O.R.E (@noreaga) October 28, 2015
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As one half of the New York City–based duo Lion Babe, Jillian Hervey’s towering cloud of golden curls and honeyed voice were in near-instant demand the moment she and bandmate Lucas Goodman uploaded their first R&B single, “Treat Me Like Fire,” to SoundCloud in 2013. Just over a year later, Lion Babe has wrapped collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Mark Ronson, and Childish Gambino, and, as of tomorrow, major U.S.-festival billing at Lollapalooza.
Hervey takes everything in stride. Her poise in the spotlight can be attributed to both her lifelong training as a dancer and growing up as the daughter of Vanessa Williams, who she watched juggle success in music, film, and beauty pageants, picking up hair, fitness, and makeup tips from Williams’s trusted glam squad along the way. Here, she talks to Vogue.com about the best music to dance to, how to find the perfect shade of blonde, and why black eyeliner is the most important tool in your makeup bag.
You’ve cited soul singers as musical inspiration—are they your beauty icons too?
I’ve always been a really big admirer of Josephine Baker. My mom has a poster of her in our house, [since I was a] dancer, I felt very connected to her. I identify with how she chose to dress and who she was at the time—having fearlessness in what you do, honoring your history and bringing something new to it. I also love Marilyn Monroe. I’m a Gemini, too. She was pretty scandalous but also very forward about what she stood for and how she wanted to live her life.
Tell me about your hair. When did you make the transition to curly and blonde?
My junior year of college. My hair is naturally curly but I used to straighten it and wear extensions. I wanted to do something else. Carol Benn, my colorist, likes to do highlights and color that look natural. The front of my hair gets light in the sun naturally, so she embellished those highlights. When you change something like your hair the whole world changes also.
Is this your natural texture or do you have a hand in those curls?
I definitely have to curl a lot of hair—I like to give myself an hour to do it. For shows and everything, I can’t do it by myself. Chuckie Amos does my hair when I’m in the States. We will prep it in tiny ringlets. Depending on what you want to do, you can tease it, comb through it, or blow-dry it and shake it like crazy for volume. CHI hairspray is really good [for that], and so is MoroccanOil for shine.
Dyeing and styling can be taxing on hair—what do you do to take care of yours?
I do Keratin treatments to soften it. My older sister is my hair guru. She’s always given me tips on what to use—like doing coconut-oil soaks and putting MoroccanOil in it after the shower. [Otherwise], I don’t use sulfates in any of the products I wash my hair with and I try not to blow-dry it too much.
Your mom was Miss America—a literal beauty queen, what did you learn about beauty from her?
[The people in my mom’s beauty team] were like uncles to me. I was tomboyish [when I was young], but backstage, I was taking things in without realizing it. When I got to an age where I needed to blow-dry my hair, I could section it off and know to use specific brushes. [I learned to] drink a lot of water, and not to smoke because it’s not good for your skin. If you’re wearing makeup, always wash your face before you go to sleep. With hair, don’t overdo it: Don’t over-wash it, don’t over-heat it. Try different things, but keep moving, then stick with whatever works. There are always endless debates about if you should wax your eyebrows. I still get beauty advice. My mom just got married [a few weeks] ago and they were all there in the same room doing everyone’s hair. It was very special.
What do you do for your own makeup routine?
In the summer months I like as little makeup as possible—I don’t want to be too painted. I might put a little cover-up to smooth everything out. MAC’s Cream Color Base blends into my skin really well and doesn’t feel cakey—you don’t need to use too much. To pump up my look I use mascara and liquid eyeliner, because I like drawing a cat-eye shape. I have MAC for that and it’s really good–it stays on especially for shows. There’s so much you can do with black eyeliner: You can make something look really dramatic with a very sixties, mod-style [line in the] top of the eye crease; or you can go almost Cleopatra-esque and angular; or sometimes it’s super simple, and I’ll fill in the outer end of my eye to wing it out. I’ll do the top and the bottom, too, using a pencil on the bottom. There are endless ways to use black eyeliner. And I like Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream on my lips. My mom gave me a little bottle once—“Try this: It works for everything.” She’s usually the first person to hand me something.
How will you change your look for Lollapalooza?
I like to put on NARS Body Glow bronzer—it’s perfect for whatever you’re wearing and it makes the skin look really good. Then Tarte Cheek Stain, eyelash glue, and lashes—the best lashes come from Koreatown in Los Angeles. I like the look of individual lashes, but for shows you can do so many different things [with strips]. I love Diana Ross’s eyelashes and that whole vibe. [For my hair] I’ve been rubbing glitter into it. It’s not even supposed to stay in. It’s just an effect for dancing.
Do you find a lot of time to dance on the road?
Honestly we’ve been so in the grind of the album that I’m not going to class as much as I used to, but I’m doing choreography for shows. I’ve been dancing since I was two, learning so many different styles. I like dancing to rap and hip-hop, but also the Strokes, the Hives, and the Vines with carefree randomness. There’s always a way to move to something. On the road I might go to the hotel gym. When I know I won’t be dancing or working out, I spend time stretching. You have to stretch every day as a dancer. I do it whenever I can when it’s not weird.
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On Thursday (July 16), the Sprite Corner opened up shop in NYC with a private concert by Long Beach rapper Vince Staples. Before hitting the stage, he took part in a Q&A with Miss Info while the small crowd also enjoyed opening acts Bishop Nehru and Joey Fatts.
Located at 188 Bowery (on the corner of Spring Street) in New York City, The Sprite Corner is pop-up experience that features all Sprite everything with a store front made to look like a bodega.
Staples’ private concert—he performed cuts from his Summertime ’06 album—was the first of a number of events that will go down at the venue over the next two months. Programming will include cooking classes with Eddie Huang, freestyle battles, movies screenings, comedy shows and more.
For more info about The Sprite Corner, following @sprite on Twitter.
Check out images of Vince Staples on stage and The Sprite Corner below and on the following pages.
Photos: by Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Sprite
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"You can’t really expect nothing from me," Vince Staples says.
Kanye West is indeed a blessed man and for his 38th born day, all his friends and family decided to show him how much.
His wife, Kim Kardashian, rented out the Los Angeles Lakers/Clippers house so he and all his celebrity pals could play some basketball.
“Kim rented out the Staples Center so Kanye and his boys could play an NBA-style game with real refs and Laker girls!” a source tells E! News exclusively. “John Salley is the announcer. Houston Rockets player James Harden and rapper 2 Chainz are the coaches. John Legend sang the national anthem.”
The insider adds that Justin Bieber, Tyga, Pusha T and all of Kanye’s friends are playing today in addition to NBA stars Russell Westbrook and John Wall. Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, Carmelo Anthony, Shaquille O’Neal and Scottie Pippen all made videos that showed up on the jumbotron.
But that’s not all. Kim also surprised Kanye by building a basketball court in their own backyard! The source adds, “He’s obsessed w basketball.”
So how much did renting out the Staples Center cost Kim? The source says she was able to rent out the space for a whopping $ 110,000!
Kim’s sis Khloé Kardashian took to Instagram today to share a pic of Kanye’s special celebration. “Kim rented out staples bitch!!! Him and his boys are going to ball!!!! Happy birthday Yeezy!!!!” Khloé wrote.
In the accompanying photo Kanye holds a basketball while wearing a jersey that reads “West” on it. The rapper flashes a giant smile while surrounded by his many guy friends, who are also all wearing jerseys.
Now that’s a basketball jones for your ass. Flip through the gallery below to see what’s it like to be blessed and hoop in peace.
Photo: Instagram/Khloe Kardashian
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The typical birthday involves maybe a nice meal and some presents that come from the heart but aren’t actually all that useful or cool. Kanye West’s birthday is not the average birthday.
And so, Mrs. West, otherwise known as Kim Kardashian, decided to do something a bit more impressive to celebrate Kanye’s special day on Monday. Like rent out Staples Center so the 38-year-old rapper and all his buddies could act like they were Lakers or Clippers or something for a day.
Basically everyone was there, according to TMZ: Russell Westbrook, John Wall, Justin Bieber, James Harden, 2 Chainz, etc. Even John Legend was there singing happy birthday in what honestly looks like a bit of an awkward scene.
There was an NBA finals cake, and Kanye West blowing out an NBA finals cake, and Kim Kardashian taking a photo of Kanye West blowing out an NBA finals cake.
— Team Kanye Daily (@TeamKanyeDaily) June 8, 2015
Seems fun. Supposedly it all cost Mrs. West $ 110,000. Oh, and Kylie Jenner was there too, just chilling. Normal day, you know?
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Vince Staples used SXSW as a testing ground for his new single “Señorita,” and returns with a CDQ version for the rest of the world today.
The Long Beach rapper gives Future the green light on the chorus and Snoh Aalegra free rein to handle the bridge, allowing him to focus on what he does best: rap. Spitting over a haunting piano loop and pulsating drums, Staples gives listeners more of the street stories that fans love.
Hear “Señorita” in Wired Tracks below, along with cuts from Lil Herb, Lil Uzi Vert, Jill Scott, Camp Lo, Jamie Foxx, and Drique London.
Drique London ft. Carrington – “Laybach”
Jill Scott – “Fool’s Gold”
Lil Herb ft. Pappi – “Strong”
Lil Uzi ft. Lil Durk – “Pressure”
Jamie Foxx ft. Kid Ink – “Baby’s In Love”
Lil Bibby ft. Lil Herb – “Better Dayz”
Camp Lo – “Black Jesus”
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Now that your New Year’s Eve party look has been settled on, it’s time to pack your clutch with a well-edited collection of beauty essentials. A quick, transportable lip scrub preps mouths for bright lipstick—and also comes to your aid in the event of an unforeseen wine-stained mouth. Sweep away mascara flakes at a moment’s notice with a brightening concealer, soak up shine with delicate blotting papers, and conjure glowing cheekbones with an embossed highlighting compact that will help you find the light. Here are eight products to carry you into 2015— no matter where the evening takes you.
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