The Drop stars James Gandolfini in his final role following his tragic passing last June. The crime-drama, written by Dennis Lehane of The Wire and Boardwalk Empire fame, centers around Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy), an ex-con-turned-barman looking to get his life back on track, only for things to go terribly wrong when he gets caught up in a robbery. Gandolfini plays Cousin Marv while Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts and John Ortiz also support.
Big Sean finally gives the green light and world premires his latest video I Don’t Fuck With You featuring E-40 directed by Lawrence Lamont and produced by DJ Mustard, DJ Dahi, and Kanye West.
Female rapper Siya links up with Chris Brown and Problem for her latest single called Niggas Like Me produced by Amadeus.
Japanese label UNUSED have just dropped their Spring/Summer 2015 lookbook. The brand, which has been in existence since 2002, have spread themselves across a wide range of styles and influences, ranging from the whimsical to the borderline thugged-out. Bandanas and wide-brimmed hats feature prominently, alongside drop-shoulder tees, crisp dress shirts and some seriously oversized sportswear. As with most brands of this nature, tracking it down outside of Japan might be something of an effort, but the truly dedicated can find more info over on the Fashion Press website.
Jaguar Land Rover has recently announced its new Special Vehicle Operations unit, which will work on high performance and bespoke versions of the flagship cars in the Jaguar and Land Rover collections. Today we see the first outcome from the new unit. Land Rover’s unit teamed up with Holland&Holland to work on a Range Rover Autobiography Black. The already well equipped car comes with numerous special features. Especially the interior is very impressive, featuring special executive seats in the back and beautiful engraved metallic pieces on the doors. The Holland&Hollandbranding is featured throughout the entire interior on leather seats and wood panels. The gun cabinet in the trunk can of course not be missing in such a collaboration, as the brand is known to produce the finest bespoke sporting guns and rifles in the world. Limited to only 120 pieces, Land Rover will produce a maximum of 40 of these per year.
Jay Z‘s champagne of choice is now part of his portfolio. The rapper and entrepreneur extraordinaire has purchased the gilded Armand de Brignac (nicknamed “Ace of Spades”) brand of bubbly, which retails for $300 a pop but can go as high as $200,000 — if you like 30-liter bottles made of gold. A new company led by Jay Z, real name Sean Carter, acquired the brand from New York-based Sovereign Brands, which announced the sale this week.
“We are proud to announce that Sovereign Brands, a New York-based wine and spirits company owned by the Berish family, has sold its interest in the Armand de Brignac (‘Ace of Spades’) Champagne brand to a new company led by the globally-renowned Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter,” the company said in a statement.
Terms of the deal — as well as the name Jay’s new company — were not disclosed, but spokesperson for Sovereign told the New York Times in an emailed statement that the Brooklyn native “made us an offer we simply couldn’t refuse.” A representative from Jay Z’s Roc Nation did not return a request for comment at press time.
The best-selling artist, label owner, entertainment mogul, sports agent and now-champagne maker is reportedly worth over $500 million, according to Forbes.
Fans of Hova will remember how he brushed off a bottle of Cristal in favor of some “gold bottles of that ace of spade” in the video for his 2006 single, “Show Me What You Got.” He also famously set up a tower of 350 bottles of the stuff at a 2013 fundraiser for President Barack Obama at Manhattan’s 40/40 Club, a chain of clubs that Jay Z owns. Also, during his time as part-owner of the Brooklyn Nets he made Armand de Brignac available at a champagne bar accessible to super-luxury box owners.