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Jay’s “A New York Holiday” collection with Barney’s New York went on sale today and a few previously unseen items were revealed.
Up top we have a special edition Brooklyn Nets snapback from Just Don and Mitchell & Ness that will run you $875. Hit the jump to check out more pieces from Balmain, Lanvin, Rick Owens and En Noir, but prepare yourself for some sticker shock. Don’t be shy though, 100% of the proceeds are now going to charity.
After publicly expressing dissatisfaction with Def Jam, Jeezy appears to be taking CTE to Roc Nation.
CTE x Roc Nation x It’s Tha World
According to Life+Times
— Life + Times (@LifeandTimes) November 20, 2013
UPDATED: XXL has some preliminary details about the deal. It’s a partnership that will see Roc Nation taking over management of Jeezy and partnering on a new agency that will provide management for other artists.
Previously: Jeezy ft. Rocko & 2 Chainz – Benihana
We’ve heard most of this story before, but 9th breaks it down again in greater detail for the 10th Anniversary of The Black Album.
Jay updates us on the ongoing investigation into shopper profiling at Barney’s New York and says that he will move forward with the release of his collaborative holiday collection with the store, although now 100% of the profits will go to The Shawn Carter Foundation.
Read the full statement below.
In the past several weeks two separate investigations were launched as a result of the wrongful detention of Trayon Christian and Kayla Phillips. My team has been privy to the status of the Barneys third party consultant investigation. In continuing our research, we also contacted the New York State Attorney General’s office for the status of their investigation into both Barneys and Macy’s. Those findings are not yet available.
While I await the findings of the Attorney General’s Office, I have agreed to move forward with the launch of BNY SCC collection under the condition that I have a leadership role and seat on a council specifically convened to deal with the issue of racial profiling. I am in a unique position to use my voice to affect change to this disturbing issue. The easy position would have been to walk away and leave policy making to others hoping that someone addresses the problem. I will not leave the outcome to others. I will take this into my own hands with full power to recommend, review and revise policies and guidelines moving forward. I am choosing to take this head on.
As I previously stated, the collaboration with Barneys has always been about giving and The Shawn Carter Foundation. From this collection, the Foundation will receive not only 25% of sales, it will now receive the additional 75% of Barneys’ sales, totalling 100% of all sales from BNY SCC. Along with 100% of sales from the collaboration, the Foundation will receive an additional 10% of all retail sales from Barneys New York stores nationwide and Barneys.com on November 20th. – Shawn “JAY Z” Carter
It’s almost comforting to know that Timbaland is still the sort of person who will recruit Jay Z and Drake, two of the world’s most successful rappers, to drop verses on his single, and he’ll still insist on giving himself the first verse. That’s the case on Timbo’s new single “Know Bout Me,” which, despite its pedigree, seems unlikely to extend Timbaland’s post-20/20 Experience hot streak. It’s a slick and synthy track, and it sounds like 2008. Listen below.