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THE TWALIFE NEWS June 2013

Vol. 1 - New Auraleans Ed.

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-TWA CREW The Wandering Aura presents its new project called “New Auraleans.”

BY TEDDY B. @TEDDY2THEB New Orleans is a very unique place. Living in a city like New Orleans, you are able to experience a lot of cultural activities that are unlike any other in America. New Orleans is also the hometown of crew members of the up and coming brand called The Wandering Aura. Influenced heavily by southern life-

style and the culture of New Orleans, the crew members felt it was only right to reflect their New Orleans influences and experiences through their brand. Thus the New Auraleans project was created to showcase the crew memebers perspective of New Orleans culture and the aura of its natives.

“Growing up in the 90s era in New Orleans, the Hot Boys, CashMoney, and No Limit had heavy influence on our childhood, it seemed as though these brands had taken over the city completely, during that period of time. We here at TWA thought to ourselves, who will be next to make such a huge impact for the next

generation and who will support the New Orleans culture like the previous brands did. That’s when the project idea came to mind for us to create something that can not only showcase the up and coming talent and culture of New Orleans but can become an experience and influence that the next generation can fol-

low and remember.” - Christian aka Teddy B., Founder of TWA New Orleans itself with all its colors, music, food, and art has to be one of the most cultural riches cities in America. From second lines to parades to outdoor festivals and concerts, New Orleans always has something going on. More on A-2.

THE HOT BOYS & HOT GIRLS

The Next Generation of Trendsetters in New Orleans BY TEDDY B.

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The TWA Crew wearing the New Auraleans Hot Boy T-Shirt.

It is safe to say that after eight years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has been in a mind set of out with the old and in with the new. This has left a great opportunity for the next generation, the Young Adults, to express themselves freely and to become leaders in their fields and community. A New Orleans Renaissance is amongst us the new wave of entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, actors, directors, and go-getters are actively putting their mark on this culture. The Wandering Aura sees them as the hot boys and hot girls of our generation, the next to be able to take over the reigns and become big tymers in the world. Originally the hot boys, during the 90s, were the up-and-coming talented group of rappers coming out of New Orleans. The Wandering Aura has expanded on that concept to include many fields of up-and-coming individuals making things

happen within our culture. The TWA crew has realized they are not the only Hot Boys because there are several other indiviuals making moves as well. Some Hot Boys and Hot Girls we have come across are like up and coming film directors an visionaries Edward Buckles & Patrick Melon, fashion designers and make up artist like Paige Alexander & Lauren Perry, artists like B. Mike & Ryan Brown, tattoo artist like Red Bean, journalists, chefs, photographers, and tons of musicians like Beezle, Daniel Heartless, SOL, Room Service, the Stooges who are constantly working on their craft to deliver their influence to the world. The list honestly goes on and on, and will continue. The term is just TWA’s way of highlighting the individuals making things happen within this cultural movement of the New Auraleans era. We wish much success to all the Hot Boys and Hot Girls of our time.

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FROM THE EDITOR

To embrace the New Orleans culture, The Wandering Aura decided to put together a newspaper to spread the word about ourselves and our new project “New Auraleans.” We strive to think out of the box to deliver our projects in the most unique way possible. For those who dont know, TWA is a multifunctional lifestyle brand that operates an online magazine as well as now a print newspaper. We are striving to bring something special and unique to our culture as we work on these projects. As we continue to embark on new adventures, please follow and support our cause. “Not all who wander are lost.” - J.R.R.Tolkien

- Teddy B.

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NEWS CREW PUBLISHER

CHRISTIAN WILSON

MANAGING EDITORS CAMERON WILSON BRANDON WESLEY

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS TARIQ HARRIS BRANDON WESELY ASHLEY POWERS CIARA WILLIAMS

WELCOME TO “NEW AURALEANS”

The Creative Project Showcasing the Aura of New Orleans Culture From A-1 We began to realize that all the things that happen before Katrina, and the events that are happening now, are not special solo components in New Orleans.The natives that live here bring the full essence of every event out. Its the people that make New Orleans special, the people who work full-time jobs, but in their off time go to their home to begin sewing in beads for their next Indian suit. The people who spend countless hours designing and building their truck float. The people who continue to use their talents to perform live at plays or to join a brass band. Even the artists who are able to take any

given material and create something unique and original that is showcased throughout the streets and galleries of New Orleans. Even families and individuals have remodeled and painted their homes with the bright vivid colors that makes them standout, but yet completely fit’s in our cities’ neighborhoods. As well as the architecture and history of our city, these things sometimes goes unnoticed, but is still rich in detail. These are avenues we have taken notice of, growing up in a city like New Orleans. These are the reasons why we have chosen to take a deeper look at our home town to appreciate

-TWA CREW

The Wandering Aura’s creative twist, influence, manipulation, and perpective on New Orleans culture. all that it has to offer, but to also put our twist on things. The Wandering Aura is a lifestyle brand with ambitions to go worldwide, but we wanted to bring, our New Orleans seasoning with us. We see the project as an innovative and creative idea, not only to showcase our culture, but to collaborate and work with many different individuals and businesses within New Orleans as well. We feel as though this is our time in New Orleans where the next generation of musicians, artist, chefs, fashion designers, film makers, entrepreneurs, and individuals are striving to make names for

THE TWALIFE MAG: YOUR DOSEAGE OF DOPENESS BY TEDDY B.

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themselves within the community and culture. We are apart of that next generation, striving to bring excellence and create experiences that people will love and be able to relate with. We are The Wandering Aura. Welcome to New Auraleans.

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The TWALIFE Magazine is an online based magazine that showcases the adventures of the TWA crew and the dope things they find within our culture.

TWA PRESENTS: SUPREMESTEEZ The Wandering Aura presents the newest musical project for Pak Supreme and JuSteez called SUPREMESTEEZ. The EP is a collaboration project from the two New Auraleans natives. With production form Plue StarFox, this will be surely a summer treat to listen too. Both artists have been in the lab lately perfecting their crafts as well as building their names. Ju Steez has hit the underground circuit with a number of solo projects in the past year: The Paradox, Steezus Shuttlesworth, Book of Souls I & II, and Mind Over Matter. While Pak Supreme has been featuring on various collaboration projects with Steez & and few other artist such Beezle, King Solo, & Siwel Neicul. The anticipated solo project The Jungle from Pak Supreme is still in the making, but it will be project don’t want to miss out on. Check out both Ju Steez & Pak Supremes’ work and get ready for what this duo has to offer. Availbe only on the www.thewanderingaura.com.

Amongst all the other entertainment, lifestyle and Music blogs, there is one that is quite unique and different from all the rest. The online version of the TWALIFE Mag has only been in existence for a year but yet has caught quite a buzz. The online platform where you can catch your daily doses of dopeness, is becoming a popular source amongst young adults to keep up with the latest. The magazine’s mission is to showcase the dopeness of the culture in the various areas of art, music, fashion, food, film, etc as well as showcase the adventures the TWA crew embarks on as they wander throughout the world. The magazine strives to be a platform for

more indie and up coming artists and brands versus the major artist, brands, and labels who the crew says, receives enough publicity already. One May ask who decides what’s dope are not Well the crew looks for the innovation, creativity, quality as it relates to what’s dope. The new waves of technology has allowed for anyone to really put together a nice quailty product to show to the world. The online magazine is now on its 2nd verison that has much more room for dopeness, navigating through the site, as well as for opportuintes to advertise. Be sure to check out the site daily get stay up on all the adventures.


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Supreme Street Presents The Peace Tour x Nola Summer Jam 2013 in New Orleans on June 15th.

THE PEACE TOUR x NOLA SUMMER JAM BY TEDDY B. @TEDDY2THEB

The summer is here again in New Orleans, which means more food, more music, and more outdoor festivals to enjoy. One of those festivals being the PEACE TOUR, which is making its first stop in New Orleans on June 15th. The Peace Tour (originally called Nola Summer Jam) is put on by Supreme Street, who has blessed New Orleans with a summer event for the last four years. The Peace Tour’s mission is still similar to the one of Summer Jam, to reach the community and to uplift the youth through music and arts. The event is an opportunity to promote peace and love throughout the city with a day full of music and art. This message is needed in many of our nations communities, as crime and foolish behavior is damaging many of our youth’s chance for a prosperous future. The tour gives opportunities for local musicians, artist, and businesses to have a day showcase themselves to their community to behind a positive message. This is the first time the concert series will be spreading

THE PEACE TOUR SCHEDULE 12:30pm Dj Neff 1:15pm Josh Escobar 1:30pm Kash 1:45pm Muneco Medina 2:00pm Will Cousin 2:15pm Asim 2:30pm Yung Fell 2:45pm Ja So Rude 3:00pm OMGAFOO 3:15pm ED Nix 3:30pm NOLA TN

the word and the opportunity to enjoy good music and art in other cities and communities in the nation. It is always exciting to see an idea, vision, dream, and concept continue to grow to affect more and more indivuals in a postive way. Much respect to Lawrence Parker III and the Supreme Street team for their continuing success. The Peace Tour’s Nola concert lineup includes a nice balance of up and coming artists as well as local artists who will be gracing the stage. The host of the event will be no other than New Orleans own Shiny Green. The lineup includes: 3D’NaTee, Big Freedia, The Rap Pack, Nesby Phips, Deri Love, New Renaissance, Meridian, Micky Munday, Daniel Heartless, Dusty Money, OMGAFOO, Ka$h Akbar, JaSoRude, ED Nix, Nino Purp, Yung Rell, Asim, Josh Escobar, Soul Avenger, Will Cousin, SayItAintTone, Princess Denisa, Muneco

Medina, Define Jones, K.A.S.H, and many more.

3:45pm Princess Denisia 4:00pm Stereo Monster 4:15pm Nino Purp 4:30pm Soul Avenger 4:45pm Define Jones 5:00pm Unicorn Fukr – DJ SET 5:30pm Daniel Heartless 5:45pm New Renaissance 6:00pm Deri Love 6:15pm The Rap Pack 6:30pm Meridian Minutes

7:00pm Mike Swift – DJ SET 7:30pm Sonnie Carson 7:45pm Nesby Phips 8:00pm Say It Ain’t Tone 8:15pm Micky Munday 8:45pm 3D Natee 9:00pm Big Freedia 9:40pm Dusty Money

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SHINY GREEN The Host of The Peace Tour x Nola Summer Jam.

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3D’NATEE

TAZ ARNOLD

BIG FREEDIA

New Auraleans native and female emcee 3D Na’Tee will be taking the stage for NOLA Summer Jam. Na’Tee has been busy pushing her latest mixtape The Coronation, her recent appearance on Sway in the Morning, & her performance at the 2013 Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Fashion icon and musician, Taz Arnold will be performing for the Peace Tour. He has already conquered the fashion game being a stylist for artist like Kanye West, and having his exclusive TI$A hats that were very popular. Now he will be showcasing his musical talents on the Peace Tour stage.

What’s New Auraleans with out bounce music? Big Freddia the queen diva will be live and in full effect for Peace Tour x Nola Summer Jam. The Queen Diva has been on a world tour spreading the Nola culture & music and also made and appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Follow Her: @3DNATEE

Follow Him: @tAzArnold

Follow Her: @bigfreedia

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THE RAP PACK The Rap Pack brings together the raw essence of rap with their infused formal fashion. The New Auraleans natives K.Gates, The Show, and Y.Luck make up the group, which has been gaining national attention & also made and appearance on BET’s 106 & Park. The Rap Pack latest single Black Women featuring Keith Jacobs, is now on iTunes. Follow them @TheRapPack

NESBY PHIPS

Nebsy Phips is another artist & label executive reigning from the beautiful city New Auraleans. Phips has worked with the likes of Curren$y, LG, Aaron Neville, Chip the Ripper, and Juvenile. Check out Nebsy Phips latest tape 0017th: Hollygrove Ain’t Enough. Follow Him: @NesbyPhips

DERI LOVE The beautiful New Auraleans native Deri Love will be taking the Peace Tour x Nola Summer Jam audience on a “Cruise” as she hits the stage this year. Deri’s love for 1960’s and 70’s music has influenced her style and unique genre of cruising music, which she says will take you to another place. Deri Love is not new to the spot as she played the role of Deena Jones in McDonough 35’s musical production of Dreamgirls, which became the reality series One Night Only on BET. Follow Her: @DeriLove

NEW RENIASSANCE New Renaissance is a collective of young lyricist from New Auraleans. The group has worked with music greats such as Mannie Fresh & Yasiin Bey (Mos Def). New Renaissance is redefining hip hop in New Orleans and are changing the game of music. The Group of musicians that make up New Reniassance are SOL (@Artistofculture), Stefan (@MrOdDLyEpIC), Marz the Superior (@MarzTheSuperior), KashAkbar (@KashAkbar), Lyriq the Lyraciss (@underdogcentral), Luke St. John (@ LukeSaintJohn), CZA (@CZAofCKP). Follow Them: @_NewRenaissance

DANIEL HEARTLESS New Auraleans native and Daniel Heartless will be making his debut performance this year at Nola Summer Jam. Heartless has gain national attention and exposure and has been working with Dream Chasers artist Lil Snupe. Daniel Heartless has just released his highly anticipated mixtape Who’s Daniel Heartless. Follow Him: @DanielHless


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MICKY MUNDAY

DJ MIKE SWIFT

Micky Munday is an upcoming emcee from Los Angles. Micky’s performance will give you taste of his lyrical skills. Follow Him: @mickymunday

Power 102.9’s DJ Mike Swift will be on the 1’s & 2’s rocking the Peace Tour stage. You can catch Mike Swift weekday afternoons on Power 102.9. Follow Him: @mikeswift

MUNECO MEDINA

PRINCESS DENISIA

SAYITAINTTONE

WILL COUSIN

NINO PURP

Muneco Medina will blaze the stage at The Peace Tour, for he is an up and coming Hip Hop, Latin, Reggeaton artist.

The beautiful and talented vocalist Denisa will be hitting the Peace Tour x Nola Summer Jam stage.

Performing for his first time in NOLA is the Detriot rapper SAYITAINTONE. He sure to put on a great performance.

Young Will Cousin is set to hit the stage at The Peace Tour bring is incredible style and flow to enjoy.

New Orleans own Nino Purp will be hitting the stage for the Peace Tour x Nola Summer Jam.

Follow Him:@TheWil_C

Follow Him: @NiNoPurP

MERIDIAN Performing for the first time for The Peace Tour, Meridian is a band that will bless the cncert with thier unique sound. Follow them: @Meridianmagic

Follow Him : @mr_medina

DEFINE JONES

Follow Her: @PRINCESSDENISIA

K.A.S.H

Follow Him: @SAYITAINTTONE

SONNIE CARLSON

KA$H AKBAR Ka$h Akbar New Auraleans native will be hitting the Peace Tour x Nola Summer Jam stage this year. Check out his latest visuals for his track Contrast. Follow Him: @KashAkbar

YUNG RELL

JASORUDE New Auraleans native JaSoRude is back once again to take the stage at Nola Summer Jam. She is reloaded with new music and her latest single Go Ignant. Follow Her: @JaSoRude

DJ UNICORN FUKR


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MIXTAPE REVIEW:

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TRAVI$ SCOTT OWL PHARAOH H-Town Native Brings a New Sound to his latest Mixtape.

DIVA DAWG

BY TXYZ HXYZ

BY TEDDY B.

Well, if you haven’t listened to the highly anticipated mixtape titled “Owl Pharaoh” your ears are LOSING. This is one of the greatest and most creative pieces of work I have listed to since “My beautiful dark twisted fantasy”. Every song leaves me wanting more, in anticipation of crazy and creative sounds Travi$’s artistry’s is displayed in every song and no two songs are ever identical. He proves it in his lyrics, instruments, and sounds that diverse features is his specialty. With features from A$AP Ferg, Paul Wall, TI, Meek Mill and Wale, to keep it trill. He also features people like Toro Y Moi, Bon Iver, Theophilus London, and James Fauntleroy, to mix up the tones for a little extra flavor. I don’t have any favorite songs, because I

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Cover for Travi$ Scott’s Owl Pharaoh cant find the find the mental will to skip any of them. The first of my top three would have to be “Bad Mood.” It always seemed to put me in good vibrations with its dreary sounds, almost like a slow pick me up song. Next, would have to be “Uptown” featuring A$AP Ferg, another one of my favorite new artist, they bring the heat and killed this joint. Starting with the beat which is killer, then raised it to murder 1&2 with both of there

verses, but the production is the icing on the cake. Lastly, I would go with “Quintana.” This song is all over the place, showing off all his coastal influences. “Quintanna” will definitely be chalked up as a Travi$ Scott Classic, along with the whole mixtape. Shout out to OG CHASE B. for the ad lib of the year “WHAT DA HELL!!” -Yelp.com

If you ever are hungry and are Uptown, you must swing by Diva Dawg at 1906 Magazine Street. This is one of our spots the TWA crew are frequently eating at for the food and the atmosphere are great. Having very colorful, yet minimalist decor, Diva Dawg is a great place to hang with friends. Of course the main dish are hot dogs, and this place is able to execute them in several different ways with a New Orleans flair. From their Red Bean Chilli Dawg to even a Chicken and Waffle Dawg, they are very creative in making their hot dogs not only stand out but making them very tasty as well. Even though hot dogs are their specialty, one item that has to be the Crew’s favorite is the Crawfish Etouffée fries. The fries are cut thick and topped with the Crawfish Etouffée. Don’t fall for the imitators, these are the best Etouffée fries we have had and keeps us going back for more and more. Be adventurous and try out Diva Dawg for yourself.

1906 Magazine St New Orleans, LA 70130 Neighborhood: Lower Garden District (504) 304-8777 http://divadawgnola.com


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THAT GIRL:

DONT LISTEN TO THE RADIO

MIXING BUISNESS AND PLEASURE

Why You Should Stop Listening to the Radio

BY ASHLEY POWERS

BY YOUNG BLACK MALE The Radio has lost all credibility as a filter between good and bad music , in the hip hop world. Lately, it seems, certain artist have created a monopoly on “popular hip hop music” and has led to a deterrent of creativity in favor of one line hits. For example, “Started From the Bottom”,”Pour it up”,”Bugatti” and virtually any

“I WOKE UP IN A NEW BUGATTI” -ACE HOOD

2chainz or Future song are all catchy, but there’s very little rapping in the actual songs. It is mostly comprised of different artist repeating the same phrase over and over again. Once your aware of this phenomenon you’ll find that you don’t really even like these songs, yet you know the words and often sing along. The reason is, because your being hypnotized by mass marketing into liking their music and, the corporate world, in order to maintain their monopoly on your minds. There’s good news, however, we the consumers no longer have to be slaves to the commercial music we hear on the radio, there are new alternatives to these artist music, all around the nation in the form of underground music. Many of the new artist that are

THE WXYZ BY TXYZ HXYZ

@TXYZHXYZ This is just some crazy off the pret it at the time. But I think now wall shit, Im writing from the top is the time where I’m finally able of the dome, so ill start off with to grasp the concepts of life that saying I dont know where I’m my elders bestowed upon me as a going. That could mean a lot of youngster. Yet my situation is not things for me being the state of to the point where all I want and life I’m in right now. Its like I have want to be could be right now. always had this plan set up for how But the second I see a crack in the my life should go, but it feels like door, I’m going to bust through that I life is throwing everything at me bitch like a father with his daughter besides what I or need at this point. getting ravaged on the other side. I In my life time, I feel like I have only have this attitude towards life blew a fortune on foolishness got because I seen it fuck over people it back and blew it all over again. first hand. I know I’m not trying But my mother always told me to to end up like the other fools and bring sense which makes the best degenerates that I have came into sense. I guess now I’d like to ask contact with. Im determined not her where I could return that sense to because im not that type of perfor the cash. son. I will always Would I blow come back 50 times it? Who knows. stronger then I had No one because before. I just need if I get the cash to figure out just back does that how to make that mean I lose the first big move that knowledge that will supply my fuI’ve paid for or ture with even more is this a figurasuccessful events. tive way of sayBut only time will ing you have to tell and its gone -TXYZ HXYZ happen. There is a learn life lessons from your most higher being lookmemorable events. That I actually ing out for me. I love and miss learned from the use of money of my grandmother so much! I think whatever tools were used to teach about you all the time, I know the lessons? Every time I think you watching over me right now about it I feel as though I went and guiding me into a surplus of about life wrong, embarrassed of blessings when the time is right. other peoples accomplishments My brother Barry, I miss you too. and goals, but why should I be? I Brother, I will never forget the have lived enough lives for three times we had good or bad, but I people but fortunately I have not wish your were still here to supply lived three, only one. The most imthe happiness that you brought portant one since the time is now. I to people. You know you are my say the time is now because that’s couch standing partner for life! how you control your destiny. You When I do become apart of the must do the most with your time all star couch standers! I just want now so that you can control your to thank God for everything I do destiny. I think people have been have, my Mom, Efrem, my friends, telling me this in many different my other family, and everybody ways since I was a young kid,but who has been put in my life as a I never knew how to exactly intersupport system. I love them all. -

“There is a Higher Being looking out for me...guiding me into a surplus of Blessings”

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out today like Kendrick Lamar and Asap Rocky made their greatest music while still underground. We all know how hard Lil Wayne’s mix-tapes used to go in the early 2000’s. The question is where to find great underground and indie artists who’s creativity hasn’t yet been limited by greedy record labels desire to make a buck off you. The answer are internet blogs like 2Dopeboyz, Mighty Muzik, and The Wandering Aura, there always looking to provide the latest and greatest in underground music. Sound Cloud is another great tool in the search for promising music. Remember, until we the consumer start to demand more creativity from these artists, we’ll remained doomed to listen to the same song all around the world.

Have you ever dated your coworker? Better yet have you ever dated your boss? On a lot of reality shows today we see a lot of mixing business and pleasure going on or in some cases it’s pleasure and business. Now, it works for few, but fails tremendously for most. There are many results of mixing the two, it can result in job lost, better yet love lost. Now many think they’d rather have love lost then no love at all. Most companies (with an exception of the music industry) Have a policy against dating inside the company, but as seen on reality TV, Love & Hip Hop, many are starting to refer to it as the golden rule. Business is a very serious aspect inour lives and pleasure is fun so

combining the two would leave you in a grey area, the Luke warm water, which I personally believes has no substance, and no value. I’ve been that girl and I found it too much to balance, in the beginning I could separate the two, but then my emotions took over and I became insecure, thinking “if he’s mixing the two with me who else?” I’d never know because we have to be professional at our place of work. I’ve come to realize at the end of the day it will never be what you intended, unless one finds employment else where. Its kind of bittersweet, because you may get love out of it then again you may get unemployment out it, so be careful whenever mixing business with pleasure.

KANYE WEST NEW ALBUM CALLED YEEZUS Artistry or Sacrilegious BY B.WES @WESUNTOUCHABLE As the anticipated date for the release of Kanye West’s sixth solo LP is set for June 18, there seems to be mixed feelings about the rumored artwork. Kim Kardashian posted a photo of the album on Instagram a few weeks back with the hashtag #Yeezus, which gave the first glimpse of the how the cover would look. This raised the curiosity of fans to figuring out what the distorted golden material was. After finding out that the image is actually a melted down “Jesus piece” fans took their thoughts to social networks. A range of feelings & emotions from fans who say “ This is Ye just being the artist he is who does not limit his expression.” Others think that Kanye is insane and sacrilegious comparing himself to Jesus (hence the title “Yeezus”), especially after the rumored album sleeve artwork of Kanye nailed to a “Y” shaped crossed.

-Spin.Com

Official Album Cover for Kanye West’s 6th LP Yeezus Besides the conflict with the artwork, the album itself has controversial tracks throughout. After the worldwide projection premier of Kanye’s New Slaves track, and his performance of Black Skinhead on SNL’s season finale Ye has sparked the minds of the music world. Collaborations that are said to be featured on the LP include Jay Electronica, Frank Ocean, RZA, Travi$ Scott,Tyler the Creator, John Legend, and Chief Keef. There

was talk of collaborations with Skrillex & Daft Punk, yet the truth behind this has not surfaced. Kanye West has once again gained massive attention of the world for his artistry & now his sacrilegious visuals. Will the fate of Ye’s album sales be determined by the controversial topics & artwork or will lyrical content & production speak for itself. We will just have to wait until the LP hits shelves on June 18, until then … stay [righteous]

THAT IS YOUR CHILD, NOT YOUR BEST FRIEND BY CIARA WILLIAMS williamsciaraa@yahoo.com What ever happen to parents being parents? Seems like parenthood doesn’t exist anymore. Many parents want to be friends with their children. Most of them hang out in night clubs, drink alcoholic beverages, smoke marijuana and commit crimes with them like , the best of friends. What happen to showing your children, right from wrong, and telling them how important their education was. What happen to the discipline that was giving out because of love? You walk outside in the world today you see children

babbling,back and forth, fighting their parents like, cats and dogs. When little boys throw up gang signs and little girls dress inappropriately for their age. Their parents laugh like its a comedy show. Its really sad and has to stop now. Parents need to step up and be parents, not their child’s friend. If this comes into affect now, the number of young men incarcerated can possibly decrease, and young women will have a more motherly figures to follow behind, which decreases the number of females becoming young mothers.


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DROPPING SOON: RED AIR YEEZY?

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AIR YEEZY 2 NEW COLORWAY BY TEDDY B. The internet has been going crazy with all the new tricks Kanye has been pulling out with the new album on the way, projections of his new music video across cities, and now the word of Nike releasing a new color way of his signature shoe, the Air Yeezy 2. Kanye was seen this past weekend at the Governor’s Ball festival sporting the new color way as he performed new songs from his up coming album, Yeezus, for the first time. There are several rumors surrounding the shoe’s release. Some theories of the shoe releasing on June 18th along with the album have been proving false by Nike

employees. It was tweeted by Hedi Burgett, an Nike employee insider, that the make of a red Air Yeezy are in the works, but set for a later release date than June 18th. Other rumors have not be confirmed by Nike about how many pairs of shoes will be released. Some sources think it will be a very limited run of about 1000 pairs. Some other sneaker philosophers believe that it would be the same as the original release just in this color way. Also, how would these shoes be distributed for purchase. Some believe with all the antics that Kanye has already pulled with this new album, that

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Picture of the New Red colorway of the Air Yeezy 2. possibly inside selected albums will be a golden ticket that will allow you to have the ability to purchase the shoe. Some believe it will go though Nike’s RSVP twitter system to select at random people who can purchase the shoe. Most sneaker enthusiasts are already calling it

“Mission Impossible” to be able to cop a pair in any method Nike and Kanye come up with. Still nothing has been confirmed, but the hype and anticpation is surely starting to build up. We must wait and see how Nike handles this release for this is surely another major one for the year.

6/15/13 - $160 Dropping Mid-June are the “Black Grape” Air Jordan V. Make sure your at retailers early to cop. Colorway: Black/New Emerald-Grape Ice-Black

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7/13/13 - $160 Coming Mid-July are the “Fire Red Toro” Air Jordan IV. Sure to be a quick sellout. Colorway: Fire Red/White-BlackCement Grey.


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