Mos Def, now going under the moniker Yasiin Bey, has created a remix of Kanye West and Jay Z's highly popular song N****s in Paris. The remix is called N****s in Poorest. In Bey's version, the messages and topics covered are extremely different from the original. N****s in Poorest is in honour of the 42nd anniversary of Malcolm X's death. This song is also the first of Bey's Top 40 Underground series, which will feature more reworked hip-hop songs, and will convey similar messages seen in N****s in Poorest.
The artist formerly known as Mos Def, and now Yasiin Bey, presents the video for his highly charged "Niggas in Poorest," launched today in honor of Malcolm X's death anniversary. Yasiin decided to put some real words & real thoughts into this track. While Jay & Ye's version was much more about having fun & spitting more of a luxurious rap, Yasiin went with real world news & whats really going on in the world. As Mr. Bey would say, "Don't get caught up in no throne."
Kanye West and Givenchy creative director, Riccardo Tisci have followed up on their work together for the “Watch the Throne” project by featuring alongside each other in the most recent issue of Vogue. The editorial primarily focuses on Tisci, the highly acclaimed designer discusses many topics from various experiences that got him to where he is now to past relationships with a number of personas, in all it makes for a great read.
Jay-Z and Kanye West release their second music video off their latest collaboration album, Watch the Throne. Otis, their first single from Watch the Throne, was highly popular, and their second single N****s in Paris is due to be even more popular. N****s in Paris is known as the song Jay-Z and Kanye West would perform multiple times during any given concert. In Detroit particularly the duo performed N****s in Paris a total of seven times in one night.
A fan favorite from one of the hottest albums of 2011, Jay-Z and Kanye West are finally ready unleash the music video for "Ni**as in Paris" off of "Watch the Throne". The video, which was filmed in Los Angeles, is directed by Kanye West himself. The video will premiere on VEVO at approximately 12 PM ET/9AM PT on Thursday, February 9th.
Theophilus London gives his fans a look inside his latest tour, Tour de Roses, with his LVRS Life series. Here is Part 1 of the series. Theophilus London seems to be following in the footsteps of other music artists, such as Kanye West. Kanye West recently created a project with VOYR during his and Jay Z's Watch the Throne Tour, to give their fans an all access look into the tour. Theophilus London's tour started on January 11th in Cleveland, and will run through 19 more cities in North America, ending in Montreal, Canada on the 18th of February. Here are the exact dates for Theophilus London's Tour de Roses. Check out the tour if Theophilus London roles through a city near you.
January 11 Grog Shop - Cleveland Heights, OH
January 12 Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
January 13 Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
January 14 The Loft - Minneapolis, MN
January 17 Neumos - Seattle, WA
January 18 Fortune Sound Club - Vancouver, BC Canada
January 19 Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
January 21 Mezzanine - San Francisco, CA
January 22 El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
January 30 Club Downunder - Tallahassee, FL
January 31 Grand Central - Miami, FL
February 1 The Social - Orlando, FL
February 3 The Earl - Atlanta, GA
February 4 Cat’s Cradle - Carrboro, NC
February 6 9:30 Club - Washington D.C.
February 7 Johnny Brenda’s - Philadelphia, PA
February 9 Webster Hall - New York, NY
February 11 FREE SHOW TBA - Vail, CO
February 17 Wrong Bar - Toronto, ON Canada
February 18 Club Soda - Montreal, QC Canada