Thursday, December 31, 2009

All The Way Turnt Up!!!

OK!! lol thats whats up!! i dont think its made its way to Texas yet... but they are about to DEVOUR this lol everybody's gonna be jiggin in the club with this one... Soulja Boy has already been jiggin when he performs this song so people are really gonna go ARCHIE BONKERS when he comes to Dallas, TX!! LoL

Signing Out, The RAPture

As you all know, Twitter is just another social networking site such as FaceBook or Myspace. But what does Twitter have that's better than the rest? Honestly, i believe that Twitter has drawn so much attention because of the unlimited number of celebrities that it has "working" for them. Most people want to get on Twitter because they feel like they are as close as they are ever gonna get to being in the life of a true celebrity. Like Drake said "...caught up in a popularity contest/bout to reach my dreams and i ain't even got my arms stretched..." meaning that people are thinking that their getting what theyve been waiting on their whole life (fame and fortune), by simply sitting at a desk on their computer. Some celebs like Fabolous, Taraji Henson, and even Bow Wow talk about REAL LIFE SITUATIONS and not just random ishh that the public wants to hear. So if your gonna be on Twitter, keep it 100!!

I can admit that my first reaction to Twitter was " i think its wack" and i took the application off of my iPhone after about a week, but when i got back on my blogger grind i thought it would be helpful to put myself out there and see whats going on in the world. So, now..... im addicted! im always on Twitter talking to somebody or posting tweets about the random trending topics for the day... all in all, DONT KNOCK SOMETHING UNTIL YOU TRY IT!!

If your on Twitter, Hit me up screename: Mister_LaBeach or just click the "follow me on twitter" button at the top of my page!! LoL

Signing off, The RAPture...

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Louis V. Shades For The Spring...

The Louis Vuitton handwritten signature is embedded in the transparent acetate frame of these sunglasses, which offer a bold, modern take on the classic aviator style... These are the premier shades of the 2009-2010; Get ready for the spring with Louis Vuitton's premier Acetate sunglasses. The Men's version is on the top and Women's below...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Boldest Tats Of 2009...

Tatt'd Up Celebrities From 2009...

Celebrity pics by: Lifestyle

Celebrity pics by: Lifestyle

Rihanna's Ready To Play Russian Roulette...

Soo she got a tat of a few guns, so what? A message to Chris Brown maybe? Hit me again and I’ll shoot you! Or maybe she should get a real gun, since she plans on staying with him. Yea, I said it.

Gun jewelry and tatts are hip, edgy, counter-culture … I get it. It proves you’re unique and don’t give a F what people think … Ok, Ok. We Get it. You might as well start wearing Ed Hardy, too, to show how hardcore you are. WACK!

I have mix feelings, y’all. What do you think? Not that Rihanna needs our opinion…

I am glad she didn’t get the gun-wings (See the purple trial outline). And very, very glad she didn’t get a tattoo of his name.

But, this makes me a bit squeamish. I just hope this new gun tatt has some meaning that will prove valuable like strength. Who knows? I don’t know her intentions.

Aloha Obama...

While on vacation in Hawaii, the Obama family is staying in a $9 million single-story oceanfront home in a laid-back neighborhood over the mountain from downtown Honolulu where the president-elect grew up.

The five-bedroom wood frame house sits on almost an acre of land fronting Kailua Beach, a favorite spot for windsurfers, kayakers and dogwalkers.

The white sand in front of the house is public land, just like all beaches under state law. The Obamas may see neighbors out for a walk or jog.

Obama's vacation home sits on a dead-end road with few other homes. The street is wider than most of the narrow lanes leading to Kailua Beach, so the Secret Service has plenty of room to drive and park its SUVs. Upon the Obamas' arrival Saturday, agents set up a security checkpoint blocking off public access to a stretch of the road.

The Long Lost "Money To Blow" Audition...

Monday, December 28, 2009

Getting Back To Work...

Wow... its been a while since i have given you guys the scoop or even wrote what was on my mind... This college lifestyle has been taking up alot of my time so i havent had that much time to write an article or talk about the latest trends in music and fashion. But i am giving you my word, that i will get back to work and grind to deliver 'the goods' lol... so lets get to it...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Russian Roulette - Tiffany Evans Gives Her Opinion On The Song

"Russian Roulette= Suicidal Rate gon sky rocket!

You gotta watch what u say. Because there are a lot of weak people in the world. They are susceptible to anything so anything you say or do some people actually do listen. So make sure its nothing bad. Its okay to be deep,but not murder deep.

Man! I really wish I could tell you guys what the industry really is and what stars are apart of destroying this world. The stars who worship satan,and those who have killed to get the respect they have now. You’d be verrrry surprise. Some of your favorite people pretend to worship God but they only do that to save face. Or seem innocent.

Satan was head of music in heaven. He uses influential people…to help influence the world. Think about that. Once u make a certain amount of money. Just know that that’s when they ask u to join. To get in you have accept the beast, worship. Once you join they assist u with ur career.make u huge.only if u agree and obey to destroy Gods word.and his children.

Ppl listen and pay attention. Its a war going on right now between Good and Evil. Evil will rule this world for a min. The people that have this power are the people that RULE the whole world. I’m done I won’t say anymore before I get in trouble."

- Tiffany Evans

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Russell Brand And Katy Perry Dating???

For all the boys out there wondering why things just don't go their way with the ladies, just take note of Russell Brand*. Want to impress a girl? You don't have to be a sensitive, considerate human being; you don't have to buy her a nice, thoughtful gift. Heck, you don't even have to put a ring on it! All you have to do is make lewd comments from the stage while hosting a globally televised awards show, suggesting that you are readily available for a bit of the no-pants-dance.

Russell Brand, who's made no secret of his affection for Katy Perry during his stint hosting this year's VMAs -- he told the VMAs that he liked what he looked up the hole in Katy Perry's trousers -- has apparently gotten his girl. According to the Daily Mail, Brand and Perry just spent a romantic week in Thailand, getting to know one a little bit better while spending some time on the beach. And while Katy didn't exactly come out and name names, she more or less confirmed the union on Twitter, claiming, "After a week in magical Thailand I'm ready 2 face the real world again. Been schooled on Morrissey, Oscar Wilde & Peter Sellers... inspired." This led Perez Hilton, sort of a one-man C.S.I. for celeb-love trysts to conclude it must be on between the American rocker and the Brit funnyman, since Wilde, Morrissey and Sellers are a holy trinity to Brand.

Mission accomplished, Russell!

*This is sarcasm. While Russell Brand is an extremely amusing celebrity and probably an incredible person to hang out with we cannot, in any way, suggest mimicking his pick-up game unless you want to spend a night in central booking for harassment.

Lady Gaga Speaks On Kanye West's VMA Invasion

Kanye West's interruption of Taylor Swift's acceptance speech during the MTV Video Music Awards earlier this month continues to be a hot-button topic, and Lady Gaga — who will be co-headlining the "Fame Kills" tour with West later this year — weighed in on the issue during a recent interview with Las Vegas radio station KLUC-FM.

"I was thinking, 'Oh gosh,' " she told the station when asked about her initial reaction. "But, like, I would say he's a good guy and everybody makes mistakes, and he feels so f---ing bad. He really does. I think that everyone can get so caught up in gossip and stuff."

Gaga has certainly been the object of much gossip herself in recent months. And she said she believes Kanye — who has apologized for the incident multiple times — deserves to be forgiven. "I think it's unfair to judge somebody on one mistake they've made," she said. "I felt like that moment kind of like really portrayed him in a way that he really isn't. It was just a random moment."

She then turned the conversation to West's influence on today's music. "If you listen to the radio right now, with the exception of myself, really, and Taylor Swift, Kanye is responsible for everything we're listening to," she said. "He's changed music and he's really prolific and an incredible person."

Before the "Fame Kills" tour launches in Phoenix on November 10, Gaga will make her debut appearance as musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. She also will re-release an expanded version of her debut LP (titled The Fame: Monster) on November 24.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Former Xscape singer Kandi Burruss of Real Housewives of Atlanta ex-fiance dies after club brawl in Atlanta. Ashley Jewell aka A.J., the reported ex-fiance of former Xscape member, Kandi Burruss, star of the reality television show ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ was killed last night (Friday, October 2, 2009) after suffering injuries from a blow to the head allegedly inflicted during a fight in Atlanta.

A.J. Jewell ex-fiance of Kandi Burruss suffered a severe head injury from a fight at Body Tap in Atlanta, Georgia. A.J. Jewell was rushed from the club which is located at 1271 Marietta Blvd to Piedmont Hospital, according to sources.

Jewell would later be pronounced dead from his severe injuries to the head according to authorities.

Police are still reportedly seeking the suspects in the death — possible murder — of A.J. Jewell.

Written by J.R. on October 3rd, 2009 in Celebrity News, Gossip/Rumors, Photos, People - U.S., Lifestyle, News.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bad Boys III

Columbia Pictures is developing a third installment of the high-octane "Bad Boys" franchise, tapping Peter Craig to pen the screenplay.

The hope is to have a script that would reunite director Michael Bay, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. At this point, with the project in the early stages, none has a deal to return.

The "Boys" movies feature Smith and Lawrence as Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, caught up in cases involving car chases and explosions.

The first "Boys," released in 1995, helped launch Bay as a director and Smith as an action star even though it was not a fire-stamped blockbuster -- it grossed $66 million domestically and $141 million worldwide.

The sequel, released in 2003 when Bay and Smith's stars had risen, grossed $138 million domestically and $273 million worldwide.

All parties have expressed a willingness to return if a story can be hammered out. One potential hurdle, however, would be the costly deals with the players.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Drizzy Up For 5 BET Awards...

With the most nominations at this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards ‘09, our boy Young Angel (Drake) has a chance to scoop up five awards this year. He’s nominated for “Lyricist of the Year,” “Track of the Year” (with ‘Every Girl’ featuring Lil Wayne, Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda & Mack Maine), “MVP of the Year,” “Hustler of the Year” and lastly, “Rookie of the Year.”

It’s still unclear whether or not Drizzy will attend this year’s festivities due to his recent knee surgery, but we’ll get the word to you first if he’s in good health to make it to the year’s show.

The 2009 BET Hip Hop Awards will be hosted by comedian Mike Epps, and will air on Tuesday, October 27th at 8pm ET. Don’t miss it!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What Is Drizzy To Hip-Hop?

The views and opinions expressed in the following feature editorial are those expressly of the writer of this piece and do not necessarily reflect those of The RAPture Museum.

Author: Edwyn Huang

In the post-post-modern world, everything is everything. But even with liberal interpretations, everything is still something...right? With genre bending acts like M.I.A., Bobby Ray, Girl Talk, etc., the traditional boundaries of Hip Hop are constantly challenged. Like all great art forms, Hip Hop has been absorbed by various regions and localized. East, west, south, midwest - they've all had their say, but the latest movement has been from the sixth Coast... the Internet i.e. Backpack Rapper 2.0. We've seen Drake, Soulja Boy, Kid Cudi, and many others build massive followings through the Internet forcing the industry's hand to listen and pay attention. But Drake stands out among the group. Not because his act defies genre (as we will later address, he represents an old archetype), but because the industry has tried to pluck him from the pack and crown him as the standard.
There's a difference between localized and market defining goods. Here's an example: BBQ. When you think BBQ, you think: spare-ribs, baby back ribs, pulled pork, brisket, all standard fare. Most prefer it with sauce, but dry rub only is neither alien nor novel. Now, North Carolina, vinegar sauce on pulled pork, that's a localized good which is clearly an outlier. I personally love it, great contribution to the BBQ canon, but standard fare: no. An example of a localized Hip Hop good that penetrated the industry and forced its way into every region was No Limit Records and Cash Money Records. The Bounce sound was proliferated, copied, and repackaged with various artists because it could be. It was formulaic, easily consumed, and viral. The same with Auto-Tune rappers. Both were absorbed by the industry and became part of the standard fare.
Why hasn't that happened with Kanye West, a genre bending act himself? Because it's very difficult to reproduce the Kanye sound. He's one in a million and its intrinsic to him. While he has Auto-Tune tracks, the sound is not formulaic. Why don't you have the next Notorious B.I.G.? Because no one can spit like that. Why don't you have another 2Pac? Because no one represented the struggle, came clear with his emotions, and had something to say as powerful as him since. These guys are what I call "Original Works," which Drake is not. He represents the next easily reproducible archetype and that's why there's so much fervor. What people fail to realize is that we are still a subversive culture in the midst of an identity crisis trying to cope with success: mo' money, mo' problems. We’ve been mainstream for 10 years now, but there’s always been a push and pull. There’s a tension between keeping it real and growing the kingdom, but with Drake, have we thrown in the towel and finally let the industry win out? When southern Rap and Auto-Tune became popular, there was resistance. Even though the Dipset basically moved Harlem to Atlanta and traded Sean John for Ed Hardy, people like Tru-Life dropped tracks such as "New New York." Jay-Z now has "D.O.A.".
Diversity is cool, evolution is inevitable, but there’s a point when both just become straight jacking. Hip Hop has been co-opted for years. Most of the time, we let it happen because the people co-opting hip hop gave us what we wanted. It was a negotiated for exchange. St. Ide’s wanted Biggie, 2Pac, and the Wu-Tang Clan; we wanted malt liquor, deal. The problem is that there aren't as many companies who are urban targeted that can afford to associate themselves with subversive Hip Hop. Drake can crossover to the Apple/Blackberry type advertisers as opposed to the Boost Mobiles of the world targeting consumers in the market for bodega burner phones. For this reason, Lil Wayne wants us to support his young boy, but what are we getting back? A light-skinned Canadian brother, with a couple mixtapes, a teeny-bopper sitcom, two left feet, and Blackberry “freestyles;” really, this is what I get for $13.99? More importantly, what am I giving up? By supporting Drake, you're telling the industry you want more female-targeted, Trey Songz-driven, lyrically-challenged music. And if that's what you want, they'll give it to you. Priority Records likely still has shelves of Lil Zane tracks that prep school gangstas in New Jersey have been dying to hear. But that's the industry's perogative. It isn't my concern that Apple won't sponsor Slaughterhouse 'cause females don't want to get laid on by Joell Ortiz. I bought the album, 'cause that's my shit.
Scarcity is a reality in music. There is a limited amount of radio, TV, and internet spins. While anyone can put out music on the Internet, there’s no guarantee people are listening. You need to be on the NahRight's, 2DopeBoyz, TheSmokingSection's, etc. With radio, they’re playing the same 12 to 15 songs every three weeks because it increases efficiency for Clear Channel - while Viacom’s not even playing music on TV anymore. This is important because without spins, artists can’t reach the people and the Hip Hop conversation dies. We communicate our culture primarily through the music and for it to continue, the people with something to say and represent need airtime. With the emergence of Drake, the industry is trying to compromise the Hip Hop market and bring us closer to the mainstream because it increases their margins. Currently, Drake is getting an inordinate number of spins on the airwaves across numerous platforms: one record, two audiences, double your dollars. In theory, Drake could draw Beyonce’s female R&B fan base, plus Lil Wayne’s fans and that's why the industry is excited.
And can you blame the industry? Hip Hop heads don't support their artists like other genres: we bootleg, full albums get leaked by homeboys, we cop the mixtape instead of the LP, we chill outside of the show instead of buying tickets, etc. Some shit happens sometimes, what can I say? This is part of the culture and its a problem for the industry, not me. It's not my concern that you can't sell core music and that the middle class wants watered down Hip-Pop. Drake has been quoted saying, “I love R&B music, man, that’s what you gotta understand, I listen to R&B music more than I listen to Rap. That’s kinda my thing. I just want to make genuinely sexy music for women to listen to and for men to play for women.” So go make R&B. By dominating the outlets traditionally reserved for Hip Hop audiences, you’re now decreasing the number of opportunities available for other Hip Hop artists to be heard and you’re proliferating R&B outside its lane. Hip Hop has always been for the margins, and if Drake displaces the music that used to be on stations like HOT 97, then where do we go for Hip Hop? Look at the 2008 Presidential Election: while Barack Obama is exactly what we needed, he had to fight a lot of pressure to move toward the center, curbing certain stances, and distancing himself from former colleagues because the other choices were moderate. If Drake becomes the dominant force the industry wants him to be, the boundaries between subversive and mainstream will be pulled even closer to the center. The answer is not to compromise. What we need to do economically is build a segment of the middle class that understands and grows out of the Hip Hop culture. We need to support the business that support our culture and vice versa. Already, other demographics consume Hip Hop music, so before we throw in the towel, we need to give the music more time to cultivate a paying fan base. Boost Mobile and St. Ide's can't be the only things we are buying can they? I know I copped two Dutch Masters this morning.
Not only is Drake’s cross-over appeal a problem, but what has Drake done to warrant his spins? Drake has big co-signs, a look that could go mainstream, and a female fanbase, but he hasn’t paid his dues. Drake’s rise from sitcom to mixtapes to #2 on the Billboard Chart (“Best I Ever Had”) to one of the biggest bidding wars we’ve ever seen are all the result of self-generated circular hype. Lil Wayne is the dog eating his own tail building up Drake, featuring on his tracks and then anti-climactically signing the artist and hype he created. Was there ever a question he was signing with Young Money? No, Drake is the Canadian Terry Conklin.
In addition, Drake's content demasculinates Hip Hop and defies current and past Hip Hop sentiments. Look at Drake’s fledgling catalog. “Replacement Girl” is about his ex. Ten years ago, it had to be about money cause it couldn’t be about females right? Six years ago, we had “99 Problems” but a chick wasn’t one. Since Drake has Lil Wayne’s co-sign and Young Money behind him, the ONLY problem he has is females. Are we growing up or are we turning soft like white peaches in November? Hip Hop heads buy misogynistic music because it’s real and subversive. There’s a lot of baby mama drama and Hip Hop reports it as it is like Ghostface Killah featuring Ne-Yo on “Back Like That,” or going way back, Gang Starr's "Lovesick." THAT’s how we do it. If we want cookie cutter, I love my queen, sugar pie honey bunch, best I ever had music, we’ll listen to Z100. We go the other way because nobody does it like we does. This is Hip Hop for a reason, and Drake doesn't get it.

On “Ransom” he says, “I ain’t smoked in three months, sorry mom, I had to do it to 'em.” This guy just transported me back to eighth grade. Again, like the misogyny thing, do I think you have put it in the air to rock? No, but act like you know. Don’t freestyle off a Blackberry, don’t do the Martin Gramatica at your show, and don’t apologize to mom dukes. Lastly, you have his hit video “Best I Ever Had,” where he plays coach trying to keep all his chickens in order. I understand that I’m judging him through the lens of old and the whole point with Drake is that he’s “new,” but I hate to break it to you… He’s not.
This is not the first time an industry insider tried to expand his base by aligning himself with an artist that has the potential to draw a female audience. Puffy did it with Mase, DJ Clue did it with Fabolous and before them, Russell Simmons did it with LL Cool J. The difference between these artists and Drake is that they paid their dues. Granted, I’m not the biggest LL fan, but he’s a legend, Fab has Brooklyn on his back, and Murda Mase had his moments. Even at their peaks, none of these artists were pushed as “the new industry model” and that’s my problem with Drake.
If we look at the new school, Joell Ortiz, Skyzoo, Crooked I, these dudes are our new bread and butter. Its our base I-formation, the classic Hip Hop we're used to. Then you have the artists who bring a new sound, personality, and perspective, the wildcat offense types. They aren’t going to totally change the game, but the wrinkles they bring will be retained like the Wildcat offenses introduced last year. Guys in this lane include Wale, Lupe Fiasco, and even Kid Cudi. While most want to group Kid Cudi and Drake together, I feel Cudi has a story, he has a struggle, he has a perspective. His approach to being an outsider is new to Hip Hop. Frankly, “Day n Nite” seems like hip hop’s answer to Weezer, they have dude’s crying over sweaters, we have the lonely stoner. He's not like Drake, who proliferates an old archetype.
Another core element of Hip Hop is that props are earned. We consume the rags to riches more than any other culture. We've all seen Biggie's freestyle on Fulton Street... That's why Hip Hop had no problem appreciating M.I.A., who comes from Sri Lanka or Kid Cudi blowing up off a mixtape he passed to Kanye at the Bape store (as legend goes). Every once in a while, there’s a landmark artist who forever alters the course of the culture, read: Nas, Biggie, Eminem, and Kanye. Immediately, they skyrocket up the charts, they’re crowned the king, but they earned it. Drake has been “given” the crown and his meteoric rise is unfounded. Hip Hop heads haven’t had a say; he’s been forced on us (pause). And that defies what we stand for, frankly, it's un-American. This isn’t an old boys network/ivory tower industry. It’s the US Open of music. If you got the goods, you can go from ashy to classy. This is the place.
But if Drake succeeds, what is it telling us? This will no longer be a merit based industry. Of course, there are guys already in the industry who had easier routes than others, but Drake’s rise is unprecedented. He’s a marketing/ad agency monster pieced together like a user created player in Madden 2010. Everything about him is planned, strategic, and focused on generating dollars with the lowest possible operating costs. Luckily, you can’t buy swagger or a story and Drake doesn’t have it. You can see through him because there’s no substance to his music or his life. There’s no struggle and that is what Hip Hop is about. The fact that he's been handed what he has is evident in the music. There's no pain, no perspective, its all very surface, teeny-bopper, substitutes for real life experience. In sports, you have playoffs, in Hip Hop, you have battles, but that’s the problem with Drake. He’s been shielded. When he fell on stage, Wayne was there. When he freestyled, he had the Blackberry. But, no one has had the balls to go after him and if people in Hip Hop have a problem with Drake, they need to take it to him. Someone should step to Drake and draw him out from under Weezy's wing to stand on his own two feet.
There are rappers who never been tested lyrically. In a way, Kanye has been shielded by Hova and he’s labelmates with Nas so no one in their right mind is going to battle him, but for other reasons, no one should step to him. Kanye has proven his talent 10 times over. He came out of the gate hard with “Two Words,” he is the most prolific producer out, and he has elevated the standard in the industry from his videos to style to artistic forays. Ironically, in an industry full of pitbulls, the only people that went at Kanye are the creators of South Park. Drake on the other hand should be challenged because he’s never been tested. He’s been allowed to climb the charts with no resistance. But, if it takes those two to bring Drake back to Earth, well, we probably already lost.

About the author: Eddie Huang is the Owner of Hoodman Clothing and Tonk Syndicate. Prior to those ventures, he wrote for The Orlando Sentinel, won the Zora Neale Hurston Award, the Barbara Lawrence Alfond Award, and was selected as a New York City Bar Minority Fellowship winner. Currently, he produces the General Ills Show, is a featured personality on The Bar Exam with Urkelbot and will be launching The Parlay With Eddie Huang on PNC Radio.


Jay-Z And Kanye West - Haters

For The Ladies Only...

R&B singer and hip-hop style icon, Keri Hilson, gives us the DL on her style evolution, love of androgynous looks and how she can pick up the ugliest dress in the store and make it look hot! Get the scoop from the woman some folks are calling the female Kanye West, when we ask her, "What Were U Thinking?"

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Back In The Limelight??

Just one week before he's officially sentenced following the plea deal he struck in the Rihanna case, Chris Brown appeared at ease as he joined Keri Hilson in Los Angeles on the set of what is apparently Hilson's next video, "Slow Down."
The pair were joined by plenty of musical company: Omarion, Monica, Polow Da Don and Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton were all also on set.
At press time, it was unclear what will the premise of the video will be. Chris Robinson is apparently helming the clip — the director spoke with earlier this week and confirmed he was in town to collaborate with Hilson. The director previously worked on Hilson's most recent video, for "Knock You Down."
Representatives for Brown and Hilson were not available at press time to confirm details about the video.
Brown was decked in Billionaire's Boys Club garb on set and once again sported his "Ooops" chain. The singer drew the attention of bloggers and fans alike when he wore the same pendant during Diddy and Ashton Kutcher's white party in Los Angeles over the 4th of July weekend. After Brown agreed to a plea deal following his February altercation with then-girlfriend Rihanna, he apologized to the public in a YouTube broadcast.

Who's Gonna Run This Town Tonight?

"Run This Town," the much-anticipated video that brings together three of the hugest names in the music industry — Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West — and casts them as warlords in a 23rd-century turf war.

Anyway, here's what you need to know about "Run This Town": It's three of the decade's biggest artists, appearing on one of the year's most talked-about songs, promoting the hugest rap album in recent memory (Jay's The Blueprint 3, due September 11). It really doesn't matter what they're doing in the video — their combined wattage is that powerful.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Drake's Hot 97 Freestyle Spoof

Affion Crockett Is A Fool For This One!

There Are Always Witnesses...

By now everyone has heard or read a reference to Xavier’s Jordan Crawford dunking on LeBron James at his Nike camp. It has become instant-legend overnight. Why? It’s simple, really. The story of a couple of Nike reps confiscating the photographic evidence at the behest of James is vastly more interesting than the actual dunk. And if it makes “the King” look like a chump, all the better for the haters to relish.

Nike maintains they have longstanding policy regarding what events are open and closed to media coverage, and that both photogs handed over their tapes without making a fuss. Gee, that’s odd — one of those guys can’t stop talking about how black helicopters swooped in to take his memory card.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Loso & Drizzy

Fabolous & Drake Collab On The "Throw It In The Bag Remix"...

Throw It In The Bag Remix

I Make Her Say Ohhh...

Kid Cudi, Kanye West, & Common - Make Her Say


This Is The RAPture Signing Out...

Monday, July 13, 2009

Dream House

This Is One Of THe Freshest Homes Ive Ever Seen...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Lust For Life / Houstatlantavegas Fan Music Video

Drake - Lust For Life x HoustonAtlantaVegas [mash-up video] from 5846 Productions on Vimeo.

5846 Productions Did A Great Job On This Video!
Big Ups To Drake and All His Success...

This Is The RAPture Signing Out...

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Heartbreak Drizzzy...

Drizzy Drake Rogers...(Download Here)

01. Drake Signs (Intro)
02. Do It Now
03. Juice
04. The Winner
05. Slow It Down
06. Something
07. Stunt On You
08. Belly Shit
09. The One (Mary J Blige)
10. Invented Sex (Trey Songz)
11. Digital Girl (Jamie Foxx & Kanye West)
12. Successful f. Trey Songz
13. Unstoppable f. Lil Wayne & Santogold
14. Goin In f. Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy
15. Take You Down
16. Best I Ever Had (rmx) f. Ma$e
17. Thank Me Later Coming Soon (Outro)

This Mixtape Is A Problem!!!
Drake Is Spittin' Fire Real Talk!
My Favorites Are "Juice & "The Winner" But I Haven't Heard Them All...
Im Sure There Are Some Hits! Drake Is Definetly Turning Into A Problem...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

America's Most Wanted Music Festival

This Tour Will Include Lil' Wayne, Young Jeezy, Drizzy "Drake" Rogers, and Soulja Boy...

Try To Catch It When It Comes Your Way...

July 27 - Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
July 29 - Saratoga, NY @ Performing Arts Center
July 30 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Post Gazette Pavilion
July 31 - Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 1 - Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Theater
August 2 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 4 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheater
August 5 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
August 6 - Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Pavilion
August 7 - Washington, D.C. @ Nissan Pavilion
August 8 - Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater
August 9 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheater
August 8 - Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater
August 12 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
August 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ TBD
August 14 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 15 - Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavilion
August 17 - Vancouver, BC @ GM Place
August 18 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
August 20 - Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
August 22 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 23 - Dallas, TX @ Center

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Michael Jackson Memorial...

These Two Performances Were The Best Tributes To Michael Jackson So Far...


John Mayer...

This Memorial Really Showed Just How Much Michael Jackson Was Loved By The World...
Rest In Peace Mr. Jackson...

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Do Me A Favor, Call Me "Jerk" One More Time...

The New Boyz

Nothin Says Summer Like A Good Dance Hit From A New Artist!!! This Summer We Experience The New Boyz With Their Smash Hit "Your A Jerk." These L.A. Teens are already all over it. Like Soulja Boy’s “Crank That,” The New Boyz song comes complete with a dance as well. Summer songs are all about youth and capturing that ever-elusive feeling of carefree times unrestrained by the stress of responsibility. They're also generally rather ridiculous. So while Lady Gaga (“Poker Face”) and Kid Cudi (“Day ‘N’ Nite”) see if they can extend their current domination through the coming summer, it’s real L.A. teenagers The New Boyz who are slicing through the competition with their very first single, “You’re a Jerk.”

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The 4th Of July Essentials...

To Be Fashionable But Still Keep Cool...


Military Detailed "Summer Shirt"...

Cargo Shorts...


Nice, Stylish, But Up To Date Watch,...

Fashionable Eyewear,...

And Good Ol' Smell Good...


Last But Not Least, An All White Pair Of Louis Vuitton's...

That Is The RAPture's Guide For A Stylish 4th Of July Weekend...

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My Brother Went And Put A Ring On It....

On July 3, 2009, Brandon "B-Holy" Owens and Danielle Hughes became Husband and Wife...

They Put A Ring On It...

Congradulations B and Danielle, I Wish You All The Best Of Luck And A Happy Marriage...
Danielle Take Good Care Of My Brother In Virginia, I Guess It's Time For The Bird To Leave The Nest....

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