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Wiz Khalifa Declines Tour With Drake

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , on August 23, 2010 by The Goodie Bag

The Pittsburgh emcee respectfully elected to remain on his own tour.  On Thursday, August 19th, 2010 Drake told fans through UStream that he hoped to have Wiz Khalifa on his upcoming Light Dreams And Nightmares Tour.  However, due to the fact that Wiz’s “Waken Baken” Tour begins at the same time, the Pittsburgh emcee has to decline.

“Just the fact of cuz even extending his hand and me being on his radar is tight, to me”, Wiz said in a brief interview with XXLMag.com.  “It just lets me know that I’m doin’ what I need to be doin’ as far as stayin’ relevant and stayin’ poppin’.  But I think to keep me poppin’ and keep me relevant I gotta stay buildin’ on top of what I’m doin’ and what I been doin’.  No disrespect to cuz or anybody else who might wanna see me doing some more collaborative things, but to keep buildin’ and keep my brand as strong as what it is, I gotta keep focusin’ on what it is.  This is my first tour that I got comin’ up, the Waken Baken tour, I gotta at least kick that off and make that what it is so we can do ten more.”

Khalifa joked that when he could make 10 million off of tour like Drake reportedly did last year, he would go on tour with him.

“I really want to meet him and chop it up with him,” said Wiz Khalifa of Drake.  “I wanna meet him, chop it up, smoke one with him and who knows what could happen.  But it’s all positive right now.”

The Waken Baken Tour begins on Thursday, September 16th at Philadelphia’s Trocadero Theatre.

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Freddie Gibbs – “The Ghetto” [Video]

Posted in Music, Videos with tags , , , , on May 7, 2010 by Legend
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Jim Jones – “The Ghost Of Rich Porter” Mixtape

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on March 25, 2010 by The Goodie Bag

XXL Mag just dropped the highly anticipated Jim Jones: Ghost of Rich Porter mixtape. The Capo’s latest project features appearances by Gucci Mane, Juelz Santana, Shawty Lo, Maino, and Joell Ortiz, among others. It also includes all new, original beats (except for “Harlem Forever,” which finds Jim and Santana rhyming on Drake’s smash single “Forever”), including one song with famed beatsmith The Alchemist. “Anytime I do a mixtape I try to put a different theme to it and I try to give them original beats so it could be [more] powerful,” he told XXL.

DOWNLOAD LINK: Jim Jones – “The Ghost Of Rich Porter” Mixtape

SOURCE: LTD Mag

J. Cole Graces The Cover Of The Source

Posted in Magazines with tags , , , , , on March 4, 2010 by Legend

Roc Nation’s first round draft pick J. Cole graces the cover of the Source. He’s also one of XXL’s 10 for ’10. Definately be on the lookout for this guy this year.

DJ Whoo Kid Presents “XXL 10 Freshman For ’10” Mixtape

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , on March 4, 2010 by Legend

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past few months you know that the XXL top 10 freshman issue is about to drop. To go along with that there is also a mixtape hosted by DJ Whoo Kid set to drop Monday March 8th.

SOURCE: 2DopeBoyz

Chilly-O Holiday 2009 Lookbook

Posted in Clothing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2009 by The Goodie Bag

Infamous Atlanta-based brand, Chilly-O recently sent me their Holiday 2009 lookbook.  Their brand really captivates and promotes true local Atlanta culture.  I also greatly respect their business ethics about not trying to flood the market with their brand or by hyping it up through all of the popular blogs.  They want people to buy it because they like it and want too, not because it’s hyped.  However, through this mentality and ethics major magazines including Antenna, Transworld, YRB, XXL, Vice, and others took notice.  Now it’s time for the rest of the world to take notice!  Keep your eye out for Chilly-O as you’ll be seeing and hearing about them a lot more in the near future.

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Rick Ross Reppin’ Fake Louis Vuitton Sunglasses!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2009 by The Goodie Bag

XXL magazine put Def Jam star Rick Ross on the cover of their May issue, on newstands now. The rapper was photographed at close range, donning Louis Vuitton sunglasses.  The publication learned, by way of letter to the editorial staff from Vuitton’s attorney, that those glasses were indeed fake, causing a lot of controversy for the famed designer brand, and perhaps the rapper.

Sent by Michael D. Pantalony, Esq., the letter claimed the glasses’ trademarks were “counterfeit,” and caused “confusion” for readers and consumers. T he attorney also clarified that Vuitton has no known association with the rapper or the publication.  The entire letter can be read here.

Ross has yet to comment on the claims.

Previously, rumors have swirled that Fabolous has worn counterfeit Nike sneakers and Lil Wayne has been photographed in counterfeit Bathing Ape clothing.  Neither claims were ever verified, and both refuted by rappers.


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