Archiv für die Kategorie ‘Hip Hop’

Da ist einer, der sich die Sternchen des großen US-Music Biz vorgeknüpft hat! Und – mit standesgemäßem Erfolg: Der gebürtige Brite und heute im New Yorker Brooklyn ansässige Musikknipser Phil Knott hat anscheinend schon so manch‘ einen Musikstar der R’n’B- und HipHop-Szene vor seine goldenen Linse zerren können… Leicht, soulig und aufrichtig sind seine Aufnahmen… Und dennoch mit Knotts persönlichem Etikett versehen – Smoother Content!

British bred, Brooklyn based photographer Phil Knott has been producing images for over a decade. Rich in content and creativity, Knott brings his own honest and raw individual style to his portraiture, as well as to his fashion and music photography. Key editorial clients include GQ, XL, Guardian Weekend magazine, etc.


Die Nachricht über den Tod der HipHop-Legende und Gründungsmitglieds der Beastie Boys, Adam MCA Yauch stimmt jeden HipHop-Liebhaber traurig. Die Fotos des US-Starfotografen Terry Richardson, die dieser gemeinsam mit dem Trio in New York schoss, beschreiben die heutige Stimmung wohl am besten – R.I.P. MCA.

With the sad news about the passing of Adam Yauch (MCA) of the Beastie Boys, Terry Richardson released some photos of the trio which he shot in NYC. R.I.P. MCA.

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Und wieder misst die Welt der obersten Hip Hop-Mogule ihre geballten Kräfte. Exklusiv zeigt die Forbes-Liste die im Jahre 2012 bestbezahlten Rapperhomies, die ja (in der Regel!) gleichzeitig auch Musikprozudenten sind. Auch dieses Jahr halten sich größere Überraschungen wieder mächtig in Grenzen, wie unsere Top-Secret-Liste mal wieder beweist – Mogul folgt auf Mogul und beginnend muss erneut über Mister Sean „Diddy Dirty Money“ Combs gesprochen werden, der das begehrte Ranking schon seit mehreren Jährchen mit einem Jahreseinkommen von mikrigen 550 Mio. $ anzuführen pflegt!

The Forbes Five looks like a pretty exclusive group. It’s always surprising to see the actual numbers of hip-hop’s top-earning artists. The publication released their short list of the wealthiest moguls in the game and sitting comfortably at the top is Sean “Diddy” Combs. Jay-Z comes in second, while Dr. Dre, Birdman and 50 Cent rounding out the ranking list:

1. Diddy: $550 Million
2. Jay-Z: $460 Million
3. Dr. Dre: $270 Million
4. Birdman: $125 Million
5. 50 Cent: $100 Million

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Und weiter geht’s mit Tragbarem am Fuß! Nicht nur irgendwas soll das sein, sondern gleich die neueste Vollausstattung der wohl bekanntesten Sportschuhmarke zumindest Nordamerikas. Die haben sich wieder was zu Kanyes Wunschkreation überlegt und da präsentiert uns Nike wieder ’n pornöses Neumodell des Air Yeezy: Gold Piece #2. Zumindest angucken kann man sich den Schnucki bereits in seiner Skizzen- und Fotoversion, bevor’s dann wieder heißt: Anstehen an vollen Ladentheken bei Foot Locker, ISICO & Co. Macht nochmal so richtig Bock auf unseren anstehenden „Watch The Throne“-Tourneemarathon in Frankfurt (Main) Anfang Juni. Reingehaun & schon bald angezogen den Treter!

Complex comes through again today with a new set of photos of the zen grey Air Yeezy 2 along with some of the original design sketches. The Air Yeezy 2′s are set to drop sometime in June but for now Complex also has some exclusive details about the design process that you should definitely read. Check out the new photos below including the one of the velcro strap with hieroglyphics that spell out “YZY.”

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After a successful show at Art Basel in Miami, Reebok Classics teamed up again with photographer/director Jonathan Mannion to take his „CLASSIC“ exhibition to Los Angeles during Grammy week. Another 17 images were carefully selected to add some west coast flavor, a female dimension and an R&B presence to the show. The expansion yielded a total of 52 prints on display. Continuing his collaborative series with artists, Mannion showcased the visual contributions from Nipsey Hustle, Pharrell, DJ Quik and Big Daddy Kane on their respective images.

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* Hot Damn! Grindin’ beats and Grindin’ Twins, man! They go ALL OUT at this club! Larry movin’ so fast your eyes can barely take it all in, and Laurent doin’ one of the best back drops we’ve seen! Second song is “Legend Da Beatslaya – No Holds Barred” (PERFECT NAME for that beat!). You gotta watch this one two times… least!


* For his latest project photographer Steven Taylor spend one month following well known faces and snapping them with his polaroid camera. The LA based photographer followed models, musicians, photographers, designers and sporting starts and took pictures of them in surroundings that best reflected their personalities and persona. Everyone from Jeremy Scott to Ne-Yo, Serena Williams and the photographer Patrick Demarchelier posted for Taylor as he took the pictures and you can check out some of our favourites above.

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* Because we’re nothing but slaves to the hype machine, here is the trailer for the Odd Future-affiliated Adult Swim sketch show, Loiter Squad. Set to premiere on March 25, it looks to be a delightful/annoying absurdist comedy romp, with the members of Odd Future dressing up like E.T., doing snow angels on open-faced jelly sandwiches and covering themselves in nacho cheese, among other hijinks. (There appears to be a sketch in which a date goes wrong after the male transforms under influence of the moon to become Xzibit, everyone’s favorite punchline rapper. Were-Xzibit!!)

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Follow DJ Premier, Mark Ronson, Skrillex, Pretty Lights and The Crystal Method as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music. From the classical perfection of the Berklee Symphony Orchestra to the bayou jams of New Orleans jazz, our five distinctive DJs collaborate with some of today’s biggest musicians to discover how our musical past is influencing the future.

With such a broader resurgence of DJ culture spreading its rotation throughout the globe within every music genre n’ scene, today there aren’t too many established DJs that can’t also call themselves producers who command just as much respect laying down tracks or remixes as they do w/their live mixing or mixtapes of other artists’ music. So for the RE:GENERATION MUSIC PROJECT – DJ Premier, Mark Ronson, The Crystal Method, Pretty Lights and Skrillex – each in a different city of the U.S, individually set out to recreate an original masterpiece.

Take your opportunity of watching the official trailer for RE:GENERATION:


Dropping in on Oscar:
* For Pharrell Williams, Music and Fashion Go Hand-in-Glove! The singer, songwriter and producer Pharrell Williams, 38, is a music consultant, along with Hans Zimmer, for this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. Mr. Williams was a founder of the fashion lines Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream. A native of Virginia Beach, he now lives in Miami.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15 In Miami, it’s usually warm, but I’m mostly indoors. I started off my day wearing a Billionaire Boys Club white crew neck T-shirt, blue denim jeans and SpongeBob SquarePants toe socks. I love SpongeBob; I just think he’s funny. Squidward is my favorite, though. If he was a human, I would hang out with him. I had a photo shoot scheduled with my good friend Nigo for his brand Human Made and we decided to have the shoot at my apartment. I modeled a lot of the clothes, which pay homage to the very early Levi’s cuts, and ended up really loving these striped shorts. They were simple but the fit was awesome. I tried to take it from Nigo, but he said he needed it.

After the shoot, I headed to the studio to meet up with Diplo. Kept on the jeans and changed into a blue flannel shirt, black N.E.R.D. logo skullcap and my custom Timberland six-inch black leather boots. I drew on the boots with white and red Sharpie paint pens. It’s a bit American mall rat- and punk-influenced: some cartoon graphics and a small Chanel CC logo. After, I stopped by one of my favorite stores in Miami, the Webster. The owners have great taste and they carry Chanel. I’m a really big fan.

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