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Amber Rose Covers Inked Magazine’s November 2011 Issue

Amber Rose covers the November 2011 issue of Inked Magazine.  She does a feature photo spread that exemplifies her curves tattoos and a brief interview about her ink, Wiz Khalifa and all things Amber.  Check out a few of the photos from the shoot below.

Kanye West’s DW Spring 2012 Fashion Show

Kanye West’s highly anticipated Spring 2012 Fashion Show took place October 1st at Lycee Henri IV in the 5th arrondissement in Paris. Noted fashion editors Anna Wintour, Suzy Menkes, Stefano Tonchi, Sally Singer, and Robin Givhan, along with celebrity guests Lindsay Lohan, Tameka Raymond, the Olsen twins, Jared Leto, and Ciara piled into the hot room to see what Kanye had in store.

Kanye certainly poured a lot of time into his latest endeavor. In addition to sitting front row for several seasons at women’s ready to wear shows (undoubtedly taking notes), he’d interned at Fendi, designed for Louis Vuitton, consulted with Central Saint Martins professor Louise Wilson, and tapped designer Louise Goldin and several CSM students to help him with his latest foray. The result was a mélange of saucy separates and club dresses, uplifted by well placed cut outs, dangerously low v’s and high hems. [via]

Allindstrom and The Source Debate The Carter IV

Last week Lil’ Wayne’s newest album The Carter 4 came out to mixed reviews, but first week sales to the tune of 964,000 copies sold. This made it the most highly talked about topic all week. So Allindstrom.com and The Source decided to get the brain trust together, stuff them all in The Source’s conference room, and press record as they let the opinions fly. So press play and listen to Combat Jack, Angela Yee, Jeff Sledge, Big D, and B. Dot all debate The Carter 4.

They talk about everything from their thoughts on the music, the sales and promotion of the album, and the rumors of record labels “fixing” the numbers. And of course they had to bring up the Watch The Throne vs Carter 4 topic. So sit back, relax, and take notes.

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Kanye West & Rhymefest Presents…Alligator Boots???

You can likely file this one under “Things you didn’t even know existed”.  Apparently, Kanye West and fellow Chicago MC Rhymefest attempted to get their own TV show off the ground a few years ago. The best part? It was with the help of the producers from Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers and a cast of freaky-lookin’, dirty-talkin’ puppets.

The show was called Alligator Boots, but it never ended up airing. However, you can now check out a making-of documentary about the show. It’s more than a little messed up and, yep, that’s Kim Kardashian dressed as Princess Leia. [via]

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Common Speaks On The Making Of “Be”

In 2005, Common released his sixth studio album, and second gold record, Be. In describing the album’s concept shortly after its release, he said, “I named it Be to be who you are, man, and be able to be in the moment and not try too hard. Be is another way of saying just do without trying hard, like I said, natural and be true to the core of who you are; and this album, I wanted to just be and not just go and exist as just an artist, not worried about the past.”  Check it out after the jump,

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Watch The Throne Album Artwork by Ricardo Tisci

Givenchy’s creative director Ricardo Tisci once again displays his creative efforts by working on Kanye West and Jay-Z’s “Watch The Throne” album. This collaborative project between these two art and music creatives include a few very extravagant fold outs that’s never been seen before in CD packaging, including of course the already iconic “gold” pattern that fronts the album.

According to Tisci, he’s privileged to be a part of this music industry project. He also complimented the two artists for their love for art and music while working on this project like family. [via]

Watch The Throne – The Documentary

Hip-Hop titans Jay-Z & Kanye West have released a mini-documentary for the making of “Watch The Thrown” a full-length collaboration album  between the two that was recorded in the US and Australia.  The album is slated for release on August 1st, 2011 and with the release of “H.A.M.” and “Otis“, this sounds like it will be the most anticipated album of the year and definitely a classic.  Hit the jump to watch it. Read more…