This is a musical-orgasmic listen indeed, seductively packaged. Meet The Yes Ma’ams. Although these girls just seemed to have surfaced late last year, Secret, Slander and Privacy (from left to right) seem to be an industry’s kept secret. From the launch of their Twitter, celebrities from Gucci Mane, to famed produced Bryan-Michael Cox to Cassie and LaLa Anthony have tweeted their praise towards the girls, who chose Valentine’s Day to release their first material to the world.
A blending of the sex appeal of Vanity 6, with the calm cool of TLC and a dash of the flirty fun of the Spice Girls is the best way to describe the trio. With their severe looks, sound and risque lyrics, The Yes Ma’ams are ready to make their mark and stake their claim in the industry. Check out their brand new singles, “Only If I Say So,” produced by Linx and written by Kevin Michael, and their racy club cut, “Vanessa”. DOWNLOAD: Only If I Say So | Vanessa
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THE A$AP ROCKY ‘MOB TOUR’ IN ATLANTA: Marquis Phifer and Sham Shirley was spotted at the sold out A$AP Rocky concert at The Masquerade in Old Fourth Ward Atlanta on Saturday night. Phifer was seen in his favorite sheep vest. Sham was spotted in a fringe jacket.
I be that pretty mothaf***a, Houston is what I’m repping. Hair swingin. Freak it arabic style: sha-muck-daha-steesy. And without a bank account, I doubt we could swing that route. We gon’ make it in a second ladies and gents, your dopest host presents: extravagance. Never before, have you seen such magnificence in the black Bruce Wayne, yesss, the enterprise is phenom.
On February 11th Atlantic Division Entertainment and The Masquerade hosted a concert for American rapper and director A$AP Rocky. (The decorum of A$AP Rocky’s dressing room was #Heineken, your highness). Atlanta’s integral market and unique taste-maker population fused together a savvy demographic for the grand finale as Atlanta was the last stop on the 12-city “A$AP Mob Tour”. We dangerous, they pay a fee just to hang with us. We take meetings with vultures, feel me out, I’m used to hangin with boosters–in the best name brands. And like Whitney said, “they say I’m trouble and I don’t give a damn”. Are you the Queen of the Night? I’m the bomb-diggy, ask Sham, I keep a dedicated squad wit me. My position is lieutenant. They told me that Phifer was hot. And I agree. Inhale, Exhale (Shoop Shoop), Whitney forever (I have alot of lady friends). Plus the video of A$AP reading the crowd awaits you. Well, kind of. –>Inside Story
Kilo Kish (Pronounced KEY-LOW KEESH), model, textile designer and painter from the Downtown New York scene, is dropping wavy pantone vibes on her latest release “Navy” produced by The Internet. Under the mangament of Atlanta, Georiga’s very own J. Scott, co-founder of www.imnotatoy.com and the official worldwide DJ for A$AP Rocky, electrifying moments are sure to happen. “It’s so much fun to get in there, screw around, say whatever you want and just be you. Cause I go to school for art, so I’ve always just been a painter, but I realized music is a really quick way to get out your own personality and get out your style. It’s really cathartic just to do it,” Kish tells Vibe Vixen.
THEOPHILUS LONDON AFTERPARTY: Phifer hosted the private Vault at Whiskey Park in the lavish W Hotel in Midtown Atlanta following the Theophilus London Tour de Roses performance. He brought out his iconic style and influential friends.
Aesthetic Pleasure featuring snaps from my Friday night gig. Can someone put my Batman signal in the sky? Wunderkinds Wil May and Marquis Phifer welcomed all the cool kids, artsy smartsies, and sartorialists to #COOL at Whiskey Park in the uber-luxurious W Hotel Midtown in Atlanta. May hosted the VIP Crystal Lounge in his usual wild and dapper fashion, and Phifer hosted an invite only takeover of the Vault; a private room in Whiskey Park, reserved only for special people and events. Ladies. Gents. LateBoots followers. It was I, Phifer and Shirley serving you FACE. I’m working fiercely HARD right now so when I graduate I will be fresh outta school with celeb stats. And by this week you should be familiar with all these faces. Last Friday I avoided the camera’s–Not. I could barely move in my white blazer. If you were there then you already know, but if you were not then you should get up and VOGUE with us. I must take my hat off to my Atlanta family, Wil May and Jarrod Levine –they held the city hostage at the Whiskey Park. This is Captain Planet type team work. I was with my worthy accomplice Jalil Peraza that night too. Talk about powers combined! Gather your popcorn and condiments. I’m St. Nicholas (I got you and all of your friends felling Indian). Plus I made a video with my iPhone of the Theophilus London show. Well, kind of. –>Inside Story
FRONT PAGE REPORT: HEINEKEN ANNOUNCES $5,000 GIVEAWAY AS PART OF THEIR 2012 BLACK HISTORY MONTH ART CONTEST. Beer Brand Provides Consumers the Opportunity to Win $5,000 and Their Artwork Featured in Heineken’s 2013 Black History Month Advertising Campaign.
To provide consumers a nationwide platform to showcase their artistic talents and pay homage to Black History Month, Heineken announced it’s second annual Black History Month Art contest. The brand will provide one lucky consumer a chance to win $5,000 and an opportunity to have their artwork featured in the 2013 Heineken Black History Month Advertising Campaign. The winning artwork will be featured across national print, digital, in-store point of sale, and out of home advertising during Black History Month in 2013.
Fans and aspiring artists where legal will be encouraged to upload their original artwork on the Heineken Black History Month tab on Heineken’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Heineken) until February 17th. Between February 18th and the 29th, Heineken will leverage its Facebook Community to cast votes for their favorite design. The top ten submissions with the most votes will be considered by a panel of judges to decide the final winning artist. Entries will be judged on creativity and originality, as well as each artist’s portrayal of black history, and Heineken. The winner will be announced on March 8th, 2012.
“Heineken is excited to not only support Black History Month but also showcase artists nationwide,” said Olga Osminkina, Senior Brand Director of Heineken. “We look forward to the various submissions from participants and hope this program provides a budding artist a chance to have their artwork showcased on a national platform.” The program will kick off this year with a campaign featuring artwork by the 2011 finalist, Latasha Williams.
Fans and artists participating in the 2012 Heineken Black History Month Contest must be over the age of 21 to participate.
To learn further about the Heineken 2012 Black History Month Contest, please visit Heineken’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Heineken). Fans can also follow Heineken on Twitter (@Heineken_US).
Sprinkle the whole world with Heineken—bring a friend. What’s a lemon to a green lime!
Read her! She tried it with that waist. I asked for clean, athletic, smiling. You gave me dirty, tired and paunchy. I wonder if she’s lost any of that weight yet (side-eye). And although my ministry is not buff and tuff (seek Men’s Fitness) I can give you a good reading session for a slimmer figure jaw bone poppin thin neck type flow. It’s time to get snactched for 2012 my dear! And I’m exclusively talking about this upcoming Spring Break in March. Yes doves, this means you have roughly twenty-eight days to be featured in your second cover try. This is calling for a reading session. Stop mindlessly inhaling the breadbasket and stop shoveling in the M&M’S–Bread is the Devil is the solution to all of our diet saboteurs. –>Inside Story
1970′s cheesy pimped out baller effect with a pack of cigerretts, exclusively done. Everything is looo-king American!! This composed rock theme-ensemble collection, rightfully titled Trussardi 1911, is my heart compiled into a variety of different looks, can you dig it!? It’s classic Americana (the Nineteen Seventies gave you hippie culture, advocacy of world peace, and political awareness–and economic liberty of women–so keep on truckin). This season of 1911 is flamboyance at it’s best. And if the vibe isn’t apparenent, some of the models hit the runway with the ultimate accessory of decadence: the champagne bottle. Trussardi 1911 Fall 2012 Collection Guide. –>Inside Story
“I cannot stand an empty calender,” Phifer said about how he is able to manage a blog, ambassador duties, and class.
Phifer in the headlines again! Finally making my way onto page 6 before I make my way across that graduation stage in May of 2012. Sitting in the PM International Building, (my first building) on the PH floor; Phifer Hard at work level! Taking a gander at the latest piece of work written about me. (You can either read about someone, or be read about). Enjoy your mornings with a coffee. Or with me! (I am waiting at the counter for the man to pour the coffee, and he fills it only halfway and before I even argue–he is looking at my article as somebody comes in). That was a little Tom’s Diner for a morning read! Featured in the latest edition of the award winning The Maroon Tiger, I made the Features section regarding my fantastic accomplishments with business outside of my college curriculum. This is excellent news! If you attend Morehouse College or any school in the AUC, please pick up a copy for a fantastic read! It’s the nouveau riche Collector’s Edition. I humbly accept this recognition from my top ranked school in the nation. And I accept the challenge to remain poised, spiritually disciplined, intellectually astute and morally wise. Thank you!
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Creativ Luxury launches the video to its “Creativ+” debut with mens luxury line Navier. The video features collective visuals of the Navier guys conversing & talking about their fine products. The video also gives you a look at products the brand has put years into creating; the Grout Collection of tweed ties available at Knotbynavier.com, as well as new pieces they plan to release soon. The ‘Creativ+ Story’ video awaits you inside. –>Inside Story
High stepping in velvet slippers to see a 1500 year old tree towering over 65 feet high? Reportedly the oldest thing — living or man-made — east of the Rockies, Angel Oak is a live oak tree aged approximately 1,500 years. Some locals simply call it The Tree. It stands in a wooded area along Bohicket Road of John’s Island outside Charleston, South Carolina. You won’t find a lot of stuff like tee shirt shacks around there, because basically the attraction is a single tree standing in a park. So keep an eye out for signs and drive slowly. –>Inside Story
WHISKEY PARK W HOTEL MIDTOWN: Friday night, Phifer was seen partying and later leaving the posh W Hotel in Midtown Atlanta. He wore his fur shoulder sweater and black jean with Jordan sneakers. He was accompanied by his close friends a female entourage.
Press REC and film me. Check it. Like JET magazine. This is my mack daddie vibe I am giving you. In all its splendor. What you think about a boy like me: I am my #1 priority; no falling inlove no commentiment from me. Friday night we won. Phifer; the muse of much top-notch entertainment, perfectly packaged into chic lifestylin and green living. This is the Dynasty AUC era–young with wealthy educations. SpelHouse has arrived at last, and we give off a gilded glare. In the words of Uncle Jay “Remind yourself. Nobody built like you, you design yourself.” –So this shouldn’t come as shocking news: Phifer got ridiculously maximal, blowing past all the rules of being Phifer. This is the return of luxury furs and penthouse homes. As we partied dressed like our true inner feelings. Atlanta was such a casual city, until we introduced elegance to sexy. No-no, Phifer is not your lover–I’m not your friend; I am something every taste maker can comprehend; I–will–pose–for–you. We can pose until the crack of dawn; you’ll read our tweets and get into our Instagrams–a life worth living. And I live. –>Inside Story
Versace’s latest Milan show was compacted with patterns, red suits, and highly decortaive-sleeved denim jackets. This is what we call the proper attire: Travel all across the world in leather and sparkling garments– Milan in the Fall. Do you lack color inspiration or motivation? Is your clothes dry? Would you like to inspire the people around you and the world with charm, an open-mind and have instant creativity? You know I was in heaven when I crafted this Versace piece. I want a clothing museum filled with clothes; bright clothes, dark clothes and snatched clothes–preferably the ones in my Versace 2012 Runway Collection Guide.
Versace 2012 Runway Collection Guide –>Inside Story