The party has arrived edition captured on film — all those flashing lights. Photography is truth. Meet Tracey Allen Bailey, also know as The LOVERs Tracey | @Cosmo Bailey , a photographer based out of New York City. He’s the guy responsible for all the raw footage found from Theophilus London’s Tour de Roses shows. His weapon of choice? Film and digital — It’s all about the electric feel. If all else is lost, at least our generation will be the most documented in history. Follow Bailey’s work here: http://lvrstracy.tumblr.com
STANKONIA STUDIOS ATLANTA: Politicking over the music board. The prelude to the art of recording over a brut spirit with Go Dreamer and The Love Crusader — former members of the music group Hollyweerd.
You can’t stop a train/ Who want some? Don’t come un-pre-pared/ I’ll be there, but when I leave there/ Better be a household name. Stankonia — A recording, mixing, and production studio owned by André 3000 and Big Boi. The two named the studio “Stankonia” after their fourth studio album – a word created by André 3000. When speaking about the studio he explains, “Stankonia is this place I imagined where you can open yourself up and be free to express anything”. Let it marinate over some iPhone photos inside the story. –>Inside Story
FILM DETAILS: An unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty Navy SEALs in a powerful story of contemporary global anti-terrorism. Inspired by true events, the film combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure. Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt.
More Details: As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home. Each time they accomplish their mission, a new piece of intelligence reveals another shocking twist to the deadly terror plot, which stretches from Chechnya to the Philippines and from Ukraine to Somalia. The widening operation sends the SEALs across the globe as they track the terrorist ring to the U.S.-Mexico border, where they engage in an epic firefight with an outcome that has potentially unimaginable consequences for the future of America. For more info on #ActOfValor click here.
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
More available at Theyesmaams.com
Born and raised in Georgia gave me no reason to experience excellent accommodations here in Atlanta. Over the course of two weeks, Theophilus London and A$AP Rocky have come through the peach state which laid out a prime-time lineup for a pampering stay at the Georgian Terrace Hotel — Located on Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Ga., and is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. The architecture is one of it’s many perks including: european duvets, floor-to-ceiling Palladian-styled windows, wide wrap-around columned terraces, and crystal chandeliers. I’m off to the races, races… –>Inside Story
Spotted on the streets of New York, @eljefeLAVISH in Rick Owens.
KNOCK KNOCK, DELIVERY: Masters of Fate hooded pullover gifted by Warner and Waverly of Pryourity 908 Goods Co. — Driven by the same passions and energy of the many youth sub-cultures it represents, Pryourity desires to create a lifestyle brand that speaks to the discerning individual not just in its flagship location of Atlanta, GA but globally.
Pryourity 908 Goods Co. proudly presents delivery 1 from their upcoming Spring + Summer release. The Masters of Fate hooded pullover is now available online at Store.Pryourity.com for $45. Made from 50/50 Poly-Cotton blend and featuring our “Masters of Fate” graphic on the chest, this hooded sweatshirt is complimented by ribbed cuffs and a front pouch to help you adjust to the Spring weather as you lurk the streets. To celebrate the release, Pryourity also premiered a short film for your viewing pleasure.
THE A$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!
Sometimes it’s to your advantage for people to think you’re crazy. I’ll take crazy over stupid any day. She’s getting lite, I light her up. It’s only a ciggie — not too controversial. Playing Starship Orchestra in my head while smoke blow. I’m blind to the facts in this traveling mask. I have a quiet way of not listening. A cold cowboy girl in the corner, but being still and doing nothing are two different things. Cherish your solitude; If it didn’t kill you then it’s working for your good. Try being the strong silent type. “Life can be so nice, It’s a wonderful world, sweet paradise.”