When Kanye West was sentenced to 250 hours of community service after “assaulting” a paparazzo last July, the self-proclaimed icon of music and fashion decided to fulfill that commitment in the only fitting way; share his fashion genius with others. The newlywed rapper is doing his community service by teaching at a fashion school. He dropped by the Los Angeles Trade Technical College Monday (June 23) and spoke about working in the fashion industry. Let’s hope it went better than his November 2013 fashion conversation with Sway (see video below).
When BBC 1 Radio 1’s Benji B sat down to chat with A Tribe Called Quest’s member Q-Tip, what followed was a thrilling story of how hip hop royalty came to be. ‘The Story of Q-Tip’ takes us on a journey from the start when Q-Tip was being inspired by the likes of LL Cool J’s “I Need A Beat”, his dad’s love for jazz, and his first encounter with hip-hop and the first records that he owned. The documentary features interviews with Nas, Pharrell and The Pharcyde and others. The documentary comes just before the 25th anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest classic album The Low End Theory. Also, Q-Tip has a forthcoming album The Last Zulu, which is slated to be released in the near future. Tip is also working on a television series with Leonardo Dicaprio called the “The Native Tongues,” which is based on Q-Tip’s life.