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Kid Cudi Shares Release Date and Tracklist For ‘Passion, Pain, & Demon Slayin’

Kid Cudi breaks his silence to reveal the release date and tracklist for his new album Passion, Pain, & Demon Slayin.

Set to drop Sept 30, Cudi has been mum following a Twitter tirade about industry fakes, that one could say was aimed directly at Kanye and Drake; who he mentioned by name during the rant.

The 18-track project was expected to drop during the summer and will include features from Andre 3000, Pharrell Williams, Travi$ Scott, and Willow Smith. The album is broken down into four acts: “Tuned,” “Prophecy,” “Niveaux de l’Amour,” and “It’s Bright and Heaven Is Warm.”

Back in April while speaking with Billboard, Cudder issued a warning of sorts and divulged that musically the best is yet to come.

 “People think that I’ve peaked. I haven’t even gotten a fucking nut off yet. I’ve been pre-cumming for the last eight years. I haven’t even ejaculated a full spew yet. So motherfuckers better get prepared.”

Check out the full tracklist, which Cudi revealed on Twitter below.

 

Image Credit: Live Nation & Twitter

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Willow & Jaden Smith Cover Interview, Sit Down With Pharrell Williams

Willow and Jaden Smith aren’t your run of the mill social media obsessed teenagers. The uber-woke offspring of Will and Jada have managed to remain unapologetically themselves; conquering everything they’ve set their sights on across the realms of acting, music, and fashion.

Covering September’s issue of Interview magazine, this unstoppable sibling duo has managed to not only fully grasp the underbelly of today’s technologically savvy world; but conscientiously maneuver the landscape to inspire, cause contemplation, and spark change amongst the millennial generation.

Photo Credit: STEVEN KLEIN for Interview
Photo Credit: STEVEN KLEIN for Interview

15-year-old Willow, and 18-year-old Jaden also sat down with Pharrell Williams for an interview that only further propels these two moguls in the making as pioneers of the future. Always humble, they discuss using social media for an intended purpose–to benefit the greater good of course–being able to express themselves without judgement from their parents, and understanding the role they play is elevating the minds of a generation that has the power to deeply impact the world.

Check out highlights from the Q&A below.

ON WHO THEIR BIGGEST INSPIRATIONS ARE

WILLOW:

“My parents. Growing up, all I saw was my parents trying to be the best people they could be, and people coming to them for wisdom, coming to them for guidance, and them not putting themselves on a pedestal, but literally being face-to-face with these people and saying, “I’m no better than you, but the fact that you’re coming to me to reach some sort of enlightenment or to shine a light on something, that makes me feel love and gratitude for you.” They always give back what people give to them.”

Photo Credit: STEVEN KLEIN for Interview
Photo Credit: STEVEN KLEIN for Interview

JADEN:

“I 100 percent agree with Willow on that one. My parents are definitely my biggest role models. And that’s where me and Willow both pull all of our inspiration from to change the world. It all comes from a concept of affecting the world in a positive way and leaving it better than it was than when we came.”

WILLOW ON BEING ABLE TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES EARLY ON

“Me and Jaden, when we were younger … [laughs] Ooh! We would wear the craziest things. Jaden would only wear his Spider-Man costume. I would freaking mismatch every single shirt and pants in my closet. We would just be so rambunctious with our clothing choices. And when we were old enough to start dressing ourselves, my mom was like, “Are you sure you want to go out like that?” And me and Jaden would be like, “You know what? Yes.” And she’d totally accept it. I feel like that’s where most of our confidence comes from. Because we weren’t told, “Oh, you don’t look good in that. You look crazy. People are gonna think this about you.” Like, obviously, that was going to be happening regardless, but it wasn’t like that ruled what we did or the choices that we made.”

Photo Credit: STEVEN KLEIN for Interview
Photo Credit: STEVEN KLEIN for Interview

JADEN ON THEIR SIBLING DYNAMIC

“So there’s always been competition, but we’ve always worked as hard as possible to do the things that we want to do. We never got upset because we could always do the same thing. It happened so that me and Willow were able to go through every level or different section of life that we wanted to. If we wanted to act, we could act. If we wanted to dance, we were dancing. And we could do it on the level that we wanted to do it. So there was no, like, “I’m mad at you.” Well, we would get mad at each other when we were young, but that stopped when we were, like, 9.”

You can head over to Interview to check out their entire conversation with Pharrell and hit the gallery below for all the FIERCE shots from their cover shoot.

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Jesse Boykins III Drops ‘BARTHOLOMEW’ Mixtape featuring Willow Smith, Dej Loaf, Trindad James and more

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This week, singer/songwriter Jesse Boykins III has released his highly anticipated new mixtape, BARTHLOMEW in partnership with LANDR. Hailed as “reminiscent of Maxwell or D’Angelo” by Huffington Post, Jesse’s garnered praise from the likes of NPR, Billboard, EBONY Magazine, Stuff Fly People Like, The New Yorker, Fader, MSNBC, GQ, i-D Magazine, Wax Poetics and more.

LANDR is the online mastering tool that has mastered over 2 million tracks worldwide. They’ve launched an ongoing initiative to give back to their community of half a million music creators via their new Artist In Residence program, of which Jesse is the inaugural featured artist. With BARTHOLOMEW Jesse initiates a conversation on everyday obstacles that are a part of the human experience, expressing reality in a surreal setting and the balance of the feminine and masculine psyche.

 “BARTHOLOMEW is for the Planet Earth. Just like solar power & natural energy. Love without restraints or rules.” says Jesse Boykins III.

Written by Jesse and recorded in Los Angeles, the project follows Jesse’s previously released record, Love Apparatus, an opus on self-exploration and the true meaning of love. Threading together a plethora of influences (reggae, jazz, soul, hip-hop, experimental, electronic) with themes of self-love/acknowledgement, creative freedom was the driving force behind BARTHOLOMEW. With knockout features from a fleet of reliable talent like Isaiah Rashad, Mick Jenkins, Willow Smith, Audio Push, DeJ Loaf, Noname, Kilo Kish, Little Simz, Syd, Melanie Fiona, Luke James, Bridget Kelly, Trinidad James, Donnie Trumpet and more, plus production from MeLo-X, Dot da Genius, J Davey, and Machinedrum, the final product is a sonically rich treat for the ears.

A documentary and short film, alongside music videos, will subsequently follow the record. Local Los Angeles film crew We Are Famous also documented the recording experience and collaboration with LANDR engineers in Los Angeles in a behind-the-scenes 6-minute documentary.

Watch it HERE.

To celebrate the release of BARTHOLOMEW Jesse will perform live with special guests at New York City’s Brooklyn Bowl on Wednesday, August 17th. Jesse will perform new music off the album as well as cuts from his past projects Love Apparatus, Zulu Guru, Way of Wayfarer, The Beauty Created, My Life On My Back and more. Tickets for the special performance are on sale now via Ticketfly.

BARTHOLOMEW comes after years of consistent touring from the Chicago born singer/songwriter. After being selected for Red Bull’s Red Bull Music Academy, touring the world extensively, Jesse released his Love Apparatus project in 2014, his first since the release of his 2011 EP Way of Wayfarer. In between the EP and Love Apparatus, Jesse also released a collaborative effort with acclaimed producer MeLo-X, the eccentric Zulu Guru album. In 2008, Jesse Boykins III first came to prominence with the release of his albums My Life On My Back and The Beauty Created, both of which garnered Jesse acclaim across the gamut and eventual features and praise. Additionally, Jesse Boykins III can be seen making his mark in fashion, with features in campaigns for Bergdorf Goodman, Timberland, and Liebeskind.

BARTHOLOMEW Tracklist:

1. Earth Girls

2. Everybody Shut Up ft. Isaiah Rashad

3. Kumbaya In June

4. 8 Day Weeks

5. Into You ft. Noname

6. I Need You

7. Tomorrow

8. Mean Girls ft. Donnie Trumpet & J Davey

9. Indie Girls ft. Kilo Kish & Little Simz

10. LArain ft. Melanie Fiona & Trinidad Jame$

11. Vegetables ft. Syd tha Kid & Willow Smith

12. Eye Of The Gentle Tiger ft. Audiopush

13. Nobody On Jupiter ft. Dej Loaf

14. Solar Sisters ft. Alex Isley & Bridget Kelly

15. Likeminded ft. Luke James

16. Only Way Out ft. Mick Jenkins

17. No More Worry

For more information on Jesse Boykins III and BARTHOLOMEW please visit www.jesseboykinsiii.com.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JesseBoykins3rd

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jesseboykinsiii

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jesseboykins3rd/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jb3music

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We Love: Essence Debuts #BlackGirlMagic Issue For Black History Month

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In celebration of Black History Month Essence magazine announced their first #BlackGirlMagic issue. The aptly named issue aims to highlight trailblazing women of color who are shaping the future. #BlackGirlMagic’s Class of 2016 cover stars include actresses Teyonah Parris of Chi-Raq and Yara Shadidi of Black-ish, alongside activist Johnetta “Netta” Elzie.

“Being a part of this reemergence of a movement both pro-diversity and pro-woman is the best part of being a black girl,” 16-year-old Shahidi told Essence.

Other notable women of color being honored as part of Essence’s “Class of 2016” include Aja Naomi King, Bree Newsome, Willow Smith, Zendaya, and Quvenzhane Wallis. These amazing women are being recognized for they have accomplished in their respective fields. The issue hits newsstands everywhere Friday, Jan. 8th.

Source: Essence

By: Arlene Danna

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Olivier Rousteing 30th Birthday Celebration: The Kadashian’s, The Smith’s, Mary J. Blige, J. Lo, Tyga & more

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: (L-R) Kylie Jenner, Tyga and Olivier Rousteing attend Olivier Rousteing & Beats Celebrate In Los Angeles at Private Residence on October 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Apple)

Recently, multi-platinum recording artist Tyga surprised Balmain‘s Creative Director, Olivier Rousteing, with a live performance at his 30th birthday celebration sponsored by Beats by Dre.

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The night was filled with Olivier’s closest friends, fashion colleagues and great music. What better way than to have his best-friend, Kylie Jenner plan a surprise of a lifetime, as she stands right by his side. But it doesn’t stop there!

Others in attendance for the big celebration were:

Willow Smith

J. Lo

The Kardashian Clan along with Mary J. Blige, Jada Pinkett-Smith & Jaden Smith

Just get into this moment with The Smith’s & Olivier 

Cara Delevingne, Kendall & Kylie & The Balmain Army Girls

Fly Girls: Sigail Currie, Chanel Iman & Jourdan Dunn

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Happy Birthday Olivier! -From SFPL

Photos by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Apple & Olivier’s Instagram

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Now, Pose For The Camera: Kendall Jenner Signs Willow Smith To Her Modeling Agency

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Willow Smith/Instagram

The Jenner Empire continues to make it’s mark in fashion!

This week, it has been officially announced that Kendall Jenner has signed Willow Smith to her Modeling Agency, The Society Management.

The Society Mgmt is the NYC division of Elite World & represents individuals who collaborate with prestigious international brands in arts & culture. This is indeed, a perfect fit for the young Willow as she has been killing the fashion game as of lately; appearing in fashion ads from Marc Jacobs to i-D Magazine.

Willow will joins the model likes of: Adriana Lima, Liu Wen, Kendall herself and more.

Congrats to Willow and Kendall!

Source: InStyle

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Watch: Willow Smith – “F Q-C #7” [Fly Visual]

 

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No longer whipping her hair, Willow Smith brings her art to the big screen yet again! This time, the Smithonian drops a new visual entitled “F Q-C #7,” which she co-directed herself representing her very own Chakras. Every color combines the true essence of Willow.

Check out the full video below:

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#GrammyWeek: Jay Z, Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj & more Attend Roc Nation Grammy Brunch

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Who didn’t attend the annual Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch on yesterday?!

Some of the biggest names in music and entertainment came out to the epic event for #GrammyWeek. The atmosphere was calm, comforting, and love was definitely in the air. It was great to see everyone come together and enjoy the good times with a few signature cocktails flowing provided by D’usse Cognac and Ace of Spades.

Roc Nation Grammy Brunch 2015

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West hopped up on the scene coming straight from an ad campaign! Kim looked amazing donned in a crossover crop-top, gold bangles, and a stunning necklace. Of course, Ye had to rock his costumed Yeezy YZY Boost sneakers ($250); a collaboration shoe with Adidas that was recently revealed. The internet has been going crazy about them!

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Rihanna was also in the building! She and Kim snapped a quick picture together. As you can see, Rih and Kim were coordinated in the same colors, as the Unbothered Princess wore an Altuzarra floral-print skirt w/ bra and white cardigan. Fashionable minds do think a lot! Rih never disappoints!

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Nipsey Hustle and Jay Z chopped it up for a bit! Hopefully, we can get a record from these two very soon.

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Jay also linked with his music cohort and best friend Kanye, as they enjoyed the festivities and having a bromance moment.

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Willow Smith Topless? See What Has Social Media In An Uproar

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Watchers, followers, fans, and the media goes crazy over a not so “topless” Willow Smith on Instagram.

Clothed in a Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier skin tight graphic turtle neck that depicted a topless women, Willow Smith known as @gweelos on Instagram, poses confidently with her arms raised, holding the back of her head.

While the pictured naked woman’s breast fall almost where Willow’s should, controversy starts because people have assumed Willow herself is topless.

Of course, social media over exaggerated as usual.
Here it is:

Thoughts?
-Stay Fly!

[Fly Girl Shayna]

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Fly Stream: Willow Smith Releases New EP On Google Play

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On today, the young eclectic artist, Willow Smith has partnered with Google Play to launch her new EP ‘3′ on her birthday, October 31st.