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|Wed, March 14, 2012 at 8:42 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
ESTELLE on the Cover of Vibe Vixen
Estelle wasn't always this confident. Picture a spindly teenager with protruding boobs and a booty most women (and men) would slaughter for. "I always thought I was too skinny. And then I started getting boobs and I stayed skinny. I got a butt and I stayed skinny. And then I could fit all the couture clothes and I stayed skinny. It was great!" She chuckles. "Growing up skinny, you get called a rake, a mop. It's as much as the chubby girls. I got some shape and I was like, Okay I'll rock out with it."
Curvy and well fed nowadays (thanks to her wildly successful 2008 stateside debut, Shine, and mentor John Legend), the U.K. import once teased for her crooked teeth exudes coolness and certainty. Her heartbreak-laden yet cheery LP All Of Me depicts a chick who's grown balls, both through other's mistakes (see: the Akon-penned anthem "Thank You") and her own.
Tonight, we're face to face in an Atlantic Records conference room in New York; it's the stock record-label backdrop for promo-hungry artists. Chic and petite, Estelle's sporting a designer hodgepodge-camel-colored cropped leather coat, Helmut Lang pants, black Top Shop tee and Chanel boots, accessorized with a Tory Burch belt, Hermes bracelet and vintage turquoise ring. She's trying to pinpoint her top three white boy crushes. "Ryan Gosling, Ryan Gosling and Ryan Gosling," she jokes. When her little sis suggests Maroon 5's Adam Levine, a smiling Estelle silently rejects. They dissolve into laughter. Doting on her most introspective album to date, Vixen takes an icepick to the cocoa-skinned singer-MC's brain about music, love, the best of times and the worst. - Clover Hope
Homepage Link: http://www.vibevixen.com
|Tue, January 10, 2012 at 1:49 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Homeschool/Atlantic recording artist Estelle's new album. "ALL OF ME" - which follows the Grammy Award-winning singer's 2008 US debut, "SHINE" - arrives in stores and at all DSPs on February 28th, 2012.
"ALL OF ME" is highlighted by the recent hits "Break My Heart (Feat. Rick Ross)," as well as the heartwarming new single, "Thank You," which is available now at iTunes and all leading digital retailers. The latter track - written by Akon and produced by Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis (U2, The Black Eyed Peas, T.I.), Arden "Keyz'" Altino, and Akene "The Champ" Dunkley - can also be heard at the British hip-hop/soul sensation's own http://www.estellemusic.com.
A companion video clip is schedule to debut in the next few weeks, while a lyric video - directed by Elliot Sellers (Christina Perri, JÃ³nsi) - is streaming now at Estelle's official YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/user/EstelleOnline.
|Mon, November 14, 2011 at 1:31 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Mac And Devin Go To High School
SNOOP DOGG AND WIZ KHALIFA HEAD TO 'HIGH SCHOOL';
RAPPERS SET TO RELEASE HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED
COLLABORATIVE SOUNDTRACK TO UPCOMING FILM;
"MAC AND DEVIN GO TO HIGH SCHOOL: THE SOUNDTRACK"
IS AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE DECEMBER 13TH
Doggystyle recording artist Snoop Dogg and Rostrum/Atlantic recording artist Wiz Khalifa have teamed up to release the soundtrack to their upcoming film, "Mac and Devin Go To High School." The collaborative album, which features the Bruno Mars-assisted first single, "Young, Wild & Free," will be available everywhere on December 13th. The Smeezingtons-produced track serves as the first offering from the companion soundtrack to the film, which the two rappers are dubbing a "buddy film." The video for "Young, Wild & Free" was shot in Los Angeles and was directed by the film's director, Dylan Brown.
What's more, the two rappers have announced an exclusive, 6-city tour, being dubbed "The High School Tour." The run will see Snoop and Wiz bringing the sounds of 'Mac and Devin' to smaller, more intimate venues nationwide, kicking off on December 5th at New York's Terminal 5.
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About "Mac And Devin Go To High School"
The film, set in a Los Angeles high school, sees Valedictorian hopeful Devin Overstreet (Wiz Khalifa) struggling to pen his graduation speech when it becomes clear that all his academic overachievements have left him with little to no real-life experiences. He finds an unlikely inspiration in the least-achieving student on campus, Mac Johnson (Snoop Dogg.) Mac, a 15-year senior and consummate ladies man, is smitten by the school's new substitute chemistry teacher. He soon realizes that the only way he'll truly have a chance with her is if he finally graduates high school. In 3 weeks time, Mac must cram four years of high school academics, while Devin must cram four years of teenage experience.
"THE HIGH SCHOOL TOUR"
5 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
6 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
7 - Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club
10 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
12 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield Theatre
13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
|Tue, December 14, 2010 at 1:17 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
T.I. No Mercy - In Stores & Online Now
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