Rihanna (@rihanna) Goes Blonde in Armani Jeans Ad

Rihanna shows her blonde ambition in the black-and-white ad for the Armani Jeans campaign.

Ace Hood(@Acehood) Letter To My Ex & Tear Da Roof Off

Ace Hood has the case of the ex with a double dose of virals. Dont forget that Blood, Sweat & Tears in stores now.

http://youtu.be/_cAQIbCGItU

Travis Porter (@IAmTravisPorter) – You Don’t Know Bout It

TRavis Porter drops a new video called You Don’t Know bout it off their mixtape called Music Money Magnums. If you do not know about these three maybe their latest video will finally get you familiar. Welcome to Atlanta

http://youtu.be/xpTQ2stMQnA

CNN On Jay-Z (@S_C_) Blueprint 9/11 Release

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This Sunday, not only marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11 but also the release of Jay-Z’s sixth album, Blueprint.  CNN wrote a piece on the project impact which coincidentally dropped during the tragic terrorist attacks .

“Young people not directly affected are always more removed from the onset of national tragedy,” said Tricia Rose, a professor at Brown University and author of “The Hip Hop Wars.While the much older fans of Mariah Carey or Bob Dylan would likely be too busy and worried about terrorist attacks to rush out and purchase a CD the week of 9/11, Jay-Z’s teen and early 20s fans, already hyped up about this release long beforehand, remained focused on their idol,” Rose said. “And many probably never left the comfort of their bedrooms to download the release.

“Hip-hop heads (fans) have a different kind of relationship to music than fans of other genre,” said Sachs, an assistant professor of media technologies and culture at St. Mary’s College of California. “Hip-hop is not just music, it’s a culture, and that mentality permeates many aspects of the lives of hip-hop heads.”

Steve Stoute (@SteveStoute) to Launch Tanning of America at Howard University Today

WASHINGTON (Sept. 8, 2011) – Entertainment marketing icon Steve Stoute will launch his book The Tanning of America: How the Culture of Hip-Hop Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy at Howard University TODAY, Sept. 8 in the Gallery Lounge of Blackburn Center from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. A book talk moderated by Gregory Carr, Ph.D., associate professor of Africana Studies at Howard University, will be followed by a Q&A as well as a meet and greet.

Stoute revolutionized the way blue chip marketers and superstar artists connect with consumers. His campaigns include Jay-Z’s successful ‘S-Carter’ sneaker launch with Reebok; Justin Timberlake and the “I’m lovin it” campaign for McDonald’s; Beyonce’s partnership with Samsung; Lady Gaga’s partnership with MAC Cosmetics and Mary J. Blige’s “My Life” fragrance with Carol’s Daughter and HSN, which broke industry sales records

About Steve Stoute
Steve Stoute is the founder and chief executive officer of the leading brand marketing firm Translation. His track record as a consumer brand marketer for Fortune 500 companies makes him one of today’s most influential voices in entertainment marketing and pop culture. His client roster that includes brands such as McDonald’s, State Farm, Target, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co and Lady Gaga. In 2009, the American Advertising Federation inducted Stoute into their Advertising Hall of Achievement, the industry’s premier award for outstanding advertising professionals under the age of 40. In 2010, he was recognized as an “Innovator of the Year” by the ADCOLOR Industry Coalition which promotes increased diversity in the advertising, marketing and media industries.

Chelsea Lately (@chelseahandler) interview with Usher (@UsherRaymondIV)

Usher was on the Chelsea Lately show to help promote the Belvedere Red campaign, which shares 50% of their profits to help HIV/AIDS research and prevention in Africa.

http://youtu.be/MhoUnRkpuiA

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