Zenith Watches & Swizz Beatz Joined Together For New Product

Julian Tornare, the CEO of Zenith, and Grammy winning producer, Swizz Beatz, came together to present the Defy El Primero 21 and the Defy Lab!

Zenith help the official launch for the Defy Collection in New York recently with a focus on innovation & performance. The goal was to help attendees gain a better understanding thats involved into the craftmanship behind a Zenith watch. The main highklight of the night was the release of the state of the art DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone, from above the attendees head, delivering a one of a kind, version of the Defy El Primo 21 Swizz Beatz Edition Unique.

 On this one of a kind time piece, is bright orange strap
On this unique timepiece, the vibrant orange of the strap is echoed by the use of orange accents on the gleaming white dial, nestled in a 44 mm white gold case fully set with a spectacular 288 round diamonds, and complemented by 44 baguette – cut counterparts on the bezel. Both strap and bezel are inscribed with an inspirational quote from the music visionary: “Never let people tell you what you can’t do, because sky’s not the limit, it’s just the view”.

A subtly modified version of this statement piece – the Defy El Primero 21 Swizz Beatz Edition – has been issued in a five pieces limited edition, of which the No.1 sat proudly on the wrist of Swizz Beatz himself.

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Spreading Some Birthday Love!!

Today is my friend in my head birthday, Nicki Minaj, whose pink Lemonade braids are to die for in the “Motorsport” video, and as a 1982 baby representer, Nicki, is doing it very well! Welcome to the 35 year old club! Oh, and lastly, I have a question that has been on my mind lately….Where is ROMAN??? Just a little FYI…your fans do miss your alter egos.

I also want to send some birthay love up to the musical heavens to Sammy Davis Jr.

If alive Sammy Davis would have been blessed to see the ripe old age of 92 years old! Even though my last memories of Sammy was on The Cosby Show when he played a worried grandfather who kept bothering Dr. Huxtable over his grandchild, who was having her first baby! The little man was overall a great entertainer who could sing & tap dance his heart away, a classic!

The 50 Best Albums of 2017

Complex has composed a list of the 50 best albums of 2017!

Every December it is always some type of list to pile up the best & worst of a year, and this year is no different. You guys now I was very thirsty to take a glance at this 50 best albums of 2017 list composed by Complex once i heard about it. One of the things I noticed first is that Kendrick Lamar album “Damn” is at the top of the list at #1 and Jay-Z album “4:44″ comes in at #2. In my opinion Jay-Z should be #1, but this is not my list so carry on! LOL

My girl SZA comes in at #3 for her album ” Ctrl”. Future is right behind her at the #4 spot with his album “HNDRXX”. 2017 has actually been a great year for Future musically, he put out 2 albums at the begininng of 2017 and the 2nd album “Future” is #15 on the list! Congrats Future! Next, it’s Tyler, The Creator whose album “Flower Boy” is #5. The Migos album “Culture” is #7, Lil Uzi Vert album “Luv Is Rage 2” is #8, and Drake’s album is #8.

The one thing that caught my attention is how Grammy nominated Rapsody album “Laila’s Wisdom” came in at #13 on the list. Again, in my opinion, her album should’ve been more at the top of the list and caused me to stop reading LOL (my emotions)to read more on Complex list of the Best 50 Albums of 2017 click here.

Aspiring New York City Model Found Dead In Jamaica With Slashed Throat

Desiree Gibbon was in Jamaica looking for work before she was found dead with a slashed throat the weekend after Thanksgiving, according to the New York Daily News.

On Nov. 26, residents found her beaten-bloodied body just four miles from Montego Bay. Authorities made their rounds at nearby hotels to identify her body, with one establishment being the inn owned by her grandmother.

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The 26 year old was staying at her family’s guesthouse while looking for temporary bartending work to save money for film school in Europe. Her boyfriend, Phil Rodriguez, previously told the Daily News that she complained about having problems with some new friends she met during her trip.

“Some friends were responsible, law-abiding citizens with jobs, but she also made friends with what she called ‘poor girls’ from the other side of town,” Rodriguez said. “I wouldn’t be surprised at all if she made what she thought was friends, but they were actually plotting against her.”

Gibbon’s mother, Andrea Cali-Gibbon, also believes her daughter was harmed by someone she trusted. “She didn’t venture out on her own,” Cali-Gibbon said. “It was somebody she trusted.”

Adding, “She was a tough cookie. I know she fought until she drew her last breath. I know she did. And I’m certain that her last thought was, ‘Will my mom be OK if I don’t make it?’”

Gibbon was supposed to fly back that following Thursday, after scouting potential musicians for a friend’s record label.

The ambitious young woman’s father, who is Jamaican, was at a loss for words. “It’s a terrible feeling,” Gairy Gibbon said. “No words to describe it. I can’t describe how I feel right now, standing here.”

Her death is currently under investigation.

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Beyonce & Jay-Z Celebrate His Birthday With a Special Photo Op!

Beyonce & Jay-Z celebrated his birthday with a special photo op that is creating deja vu across the internet!

The couple was spotted out last night in New York City celebrating Sean Jay-Z Carter’s 48th birthday. Paps caught the couple downtown at a movie theatre that the couple had rented out for them & close friends to use in celebration of Jay-z’s birthday, and did not plan on doing too much since the rapper is currently on the 4:44 Tour.
When the film was over and everyone was taking the elevator down to exit, Jay-Z told one of his photographers to “hurry up. C’mon up- get it” urging them to take the pic before the couple exited to their car. To everyone’s surprise the couple had recreated the similar seen from back in 2014 at the MET Gala, when the famous elevator fight had occurred between Jay-Z & Beyonce’s sister, Solange, who accused Jay-Z of infidelity, which led to Beyonce making the album Lemonade, for which the the whole point of the album was to talk about her husbands cheating ways. Then Jay-Z follows up with the album 4:44, for which he apoligized for doing his wife wrong, and finally admitted to his cheating in a recent interview Sean did with The New York Times. 

At the end of the day….Who likes to stay focused on the negativity from the past…2 babies later? Per Jay-Z, when Beyonce was making the album Lemonade, it was intended to be a collaboration, but instead turned into Bey’s venting album that helped to repair their marriage.

Of course the internet has been going HAM on the fact that the photo would have been different if Solange was there!

I can at least say that the couple look like the they are taking things day by day, and seems to be truly happy at the state of their relationship. Recreating the elevator incident by turning it into something funny is always a start toward the positive. Happy Birthday Jay-Z!!!

Rihanna Does Not Want To Use Trans Models In Her Fenty Beauty Campaign

Rihanna responds to comment about the lack of trans models in her Fenty Beauty campaign stating that she does not want to use trans people as a “convenient marketing tool”.

Rihanna, responding back to a direct message from a fan who wrote “Fenty Beauty campaign is awesome, next time you record something you should invite a trans girl to the group”. Rihanna, wrote back explaining that whether or not someone is trans is none of my business and that she would not include someone as the “token trans model”.

The comment did come from a fan of Rihanna’s who had sent a message to her Twitter account suggesting that Rihanna should be hiring trans women to show off her popular line of beauty products. To the fans surprise Rihanna sent back a nice, lengthy and thoughtful response. Rihanna explained why she does not have those type of castings which are specifically looking for that type of person due to sexuality or race.

“Ive had the pleasure of working with many gifted trans women throughout the years, but I don’t go around doing trans casting! Just like I don’t do straight non trans women castings!”

“Too often do I see companies doing this to trans and black women alike! There’s always just that one spot in the campaign for the token “we look mad diverse” girl/guy! Its sad!”

Rihanna’s fans actually appreciated her response to the fan’s question. Forme, I just never understand the reasoning as to why in this world we have to label everything? Instead of saying yes we used a transexual model, it sould be yes, we used this model because of whatever the casting called for. I also agree with Rihanna, when she states that “It’s personal and some trans women are more comfortable about being open about it than others so I have to respect that as a women myself!”

At the end of the day everyone wants to be able to live their own life without being judged on sex and/or race. The point that I am taking from Rihanna is that her beauty line is being marketed to anyone regardless of who you are. If you love Fenty Beauty, Rihanna loves you too!

Jay-Z explains why he and Beyonce didn’t divorce: ‘Most people walk away’

Jay-Z is continuing his public admission of guilt in a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times.

Along with talking about his latest album, 4:44, which detailed his infidelity and reconciliation with his wife of nine years, Beyonce, Jay-Z explained why the two decided to stay together after multiple incidents of infidelity on his part.

“You know, most people walk away, and the divorce rate is like 50 percent or something ’cause most people can’t see themselves,” he said. “The hardest thing is seeing pain on someone’s face that you caused, and then have to deal with yourself.”

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The two wed in secret on April 4, 2008, in front of friends and family.

Jay-Z, 47, also said he wasn’t surprised by his wife’s album, “Lemonade,” which spoke about a woman discovering her beloved is cheating on her, among other themes such as race, daughter-father relationships and, of course, women’s empowerment.

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In the interview, Jay also confirmed the two have been working on a long-rumored joint album.

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“We were using our art almost like a therapy session. And we started making music together,” he said. “Lemonade” was released first because it was closer to completion and he said it felt like “she should go first and share her truth.”

“The music she was making at that time was further along,” he continued. “So her album came out as opposed to the joint album that we were working on. Um, we still have a lot of that music. And this is what it became.”

“There was never a point where it was like, ‘I’m making this album.’ I was right there the entire time,” he said. “[We were] … both very, very uncomfortable, but […] the best place in the, you know, hurricane is like in the middle of it.”

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“We were sitting in the eye of that hurricane,” Jay-Z added. “Uh, maybe not use hurricane because so many people are being affected right now. But the best place is right in the middle of the pain. And that’s where we were sitting. And it was uncomfortable. And we had a lot of conversations.”

Jay-Z, who has two young daughters and a son with Beyonce, 36, said he was “proud” of the “Lemonade” album, released in April 2016 to much fanfare.

“And, you know, at the end of the day we really have a healthy respect for one another’s craft,” he added. “I think she’s amazing.”