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T.I. Does The View

T.I. stops by The View to talk with the ladies about his legal troubles and perpetual stints in jail.  He also talks about the release of his first novel, Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets.

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Steve Stoute Talks The Tanning of America With The Daily

Hip-hop executive turned advertising guru Steve Stoute tells Farnoosh Torabi of The Daily about his new book, “The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy”, the power of the “millennial” generation, what’s key to building a brand and what’s “cool” now.

A First Look at Culo by Mazzucco

This fall, acclaimed fashion photographer Raphael Mazzucco, longtime Interscope Geffen A&M Records Chairman Jimmy Iovine and Media Mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs will publish, in conjunction with Atria books, Culo by Mazzucco, a gorgeous art tome dedicated to, well, culo. (That’s ass in español.)  We got our hands on an exclusive video preview of the book—which just happens to be soundtracked by a never-before-heard Timbaland track called “Pass At Me”—and, well, it doesn’t disappoint. [via] Check the video after the jump, here’s to the Culos!!!! Read more…

Mobb Deep’s Prodigy Book Signing @ Crooks & Castles For “My Infamous Life”

After 3+ years in prison from a weapons charge, The Infamous Mobb Deep‘s frontman Prodigy has been on a book tour to promote his autobiography, “My Infamous Life“.  He stops through California fashion house, Crook & Castles for a meet and greet book signing with fans…and of course a little shopping of the latest C&C gear.  Check it out.

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A Look At Jay-Z’s $450 Million Empire

Jay-Z has managed to parlay artistic success into financial fortune valued at up to $450 million, according to Forbes. Jay-Z’s many business successes (and few failures) are described in a new book by Forbes writer Zack O’Malley Greenburg, entitled Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office.  [via] The Daily Ticker takes a look at how Shawn Corey Carter amassed his fortune.  Check it out after the jump, Read more…

Charlie Rose – An hour with Jay-Z from the Brooklyn Museum

Acclaimed interviewer and broadcast journalist, Charlie Rose sat down recently for an extensive interview with rapper, author and CEO Jay-Z, taped in front of an audience at the Brooklyn Museum.  Watch parts 2 & 3 after the jump,

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The Book Art of Robert The – BookGuns

Great minds have often treated literature and its effects as similar to those of a weapon, and artist Robert The has adopted the idea with some pretty fantastic aesthetic results. Carved from discarded books, Robert The has elected to reassert their pages as relevant and powerful images for the society that elected to discard them. Poignant, whimsical, and visually amazing.  Check out more of his book designs below.  [via]


Man…talk about the irony of “I Gave You Power“.
 

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