Recently posted on Havoc’s Instagram page – TheRealHavoc
Mobb Deep dropped Black Cocaine last year and promised their fans a follow up early 2012. Scrap that, Havoc has spent the last 24 hours absolutely going in on Prodigy over Twitter. Havoc keeps referencing a meeting Prodigy was supposed to attend, and is also absolutely convinced that Prodigy has fallen for Rihanna, claiming that the hardened rapper is actually under the impression that he has the inside track on marrying the uber-pop starlet. Either way, for a couple of OG’s who pretty much defined street worthy thuggery for a generation of listeners, the fact that this is taking place on Twitter is tomfoolery. For those of you who think Havoc may have been hacked, he clarified that he wasn’t and also opened up today’s twitter day with ” good morning gay p”. Congratulations guys, you just got nominated for lamest hip hop anecdote of the year. On a side note, these guys love their Instagram, both of them are using that application like it’s going out of style, which it is by the way.
Don’t piss off Havoc, he may just tweet your ass to death.
Last night Jay-Z and Eminem did that Yankee Stadium concert thing. Leading up to the show I heard a myriad of opinions on the relative significance of the show. A lot of people weren’t feeling it, citing the lack of hot music the two had been failing to make recently as a primary reason not to foot the tall bill. My opinion, Jay-Z and Eminem are two of the Top 5 rappers ever, clearly they’re worth a c-note when performing in a legendary venue like Yankee Stadium. No brainer, I’m sorry for two things, one, that I wasn’t there, and two, that all the video from that show that has surfaced so far sucks balls.
I don’t know why, or how this little critter scampered through our claws; I mean it has lions, a zebra and more than the lion’s-share (get it?) of the art-direction is from a dancehall/reggae type of zeitgeist. Cest La Vie. Nevertheless, I dig this song–even if it is a blatant ploy to counteract the pristinely clean image she got from previous efforts–and I think the video is even doper. Though on a second glance, this video has themes of beastiality and necrophelia.
I dug Rihanna’s “Umbrella” because it wasn’t a dirty metaphor it was a good and straight-forward pop-tune. “Rude Boy” isn’t a dirty metaphor either, it’s a blatantly filthy song. Wale was seemingly visited by his muse when listening to the track and decided to throw his own verse on it–I’m assuming from the point of view of the “rude boy.” I’ve really been digging this risque-Rihanna banger so I was pretty stoked to see that Wale decided to subvert(or at least expand) it. To be honest, I haven’t even listened to it yet; let’s listen together shall we?! Download it here.
Rihanna-Rude Boy (Wale-Remix)
Many of our patrons take their time absorbing the whole Lionstarr/Zebra Is Food connection, and basically stay puzzled about our eccentric blog title until they have their light bulb moment. So for the record, here it is. We run an artist management company called Lionstarr Management. We went with the lion image because a few of us are strong and proud Leo’s. That being said, we wanted the title of our blog to tie directly into our company brand, hence the connection to lion food sources, specifically, the yummy zebra. The analogy has come to distinguish the movers and shakers in this industry (lions) from the proverbial wastes of space, or prey (zebra). You may have noticed that in the past year, zebra print has blown up in the fashion world. You will see that shit everywhere, but leave it to Rihanna to rock both the prey and the hunter outfit in her latest music video. Fucking up our analogies and shit. What a stank, we are going to eat you RiRi, bloody and raw, emphasize our point.
This attention grabbing spell Rihanna is on is becoming a bit too Britney-esque for comfort. She really is too talented an artist to succumb to the naked shot PR routine quite yet. Leave that to Britney, Madonna, and Toni Braxton. But she’s certainly not too talented for these becoming photos to be uploaded on ZIF. Chauvinism for President in 2012! Hey, why not?
Too often we forget the simple fact that our favorite stars and celebrities eat, shit, and sleep just like us. This convenient state of ignorance leads to conditions of shock and awe when stars are revealed to be every bit as human as you and me, or your hot cousin for that matter. The Paparazzi are labelling incidents like this one featuring Rihanna as “accidents”, as in, she accidentally forgot for a second that it was her duty to perpetuate the physical lie that is her label created brand. Well fuck that, show your cottage cheese with pride Rihanna, everyone in my camp would hit it. And that’s really real!
Twitter has become a public social forum for dogging on cats. An abundace of tweets have surfaced this year revealing all sorts of speculative drama. Previous ‘dramasodes’ include the Joe Budden/Tahiry break-up, Rihanna and Chris Brown going back and forth, Asher Roth making racist comments, and now we have Saigon pouring his heart out on Twitter to a video chick. Basically Saigon was on a video shoot with this model called Renee Divine who refused to give him her phone number. Saigon was for lack of a better word, floored. Evidently he was unable to keep his emoticons in his pants and went a little hipster boyfriend steez on the bewildered video damsel on Twitter. Check the excerpt of Saigon with his hand all over his tweet:
Renee Divine: THEN @ THEONLYSAIGON WRITES: “See all this could be avoided if we just spoke on the phone.. 8452901403 … You won… Now call..lol”
Saigon: @ReneeDivine hahaha, thats not my number, I wouldnt give U my number remember…. Thats an office phone, not even a cell dear…
Renee Divine: YUP THATS HIS ######…….O WAIT THERES MORE LMFAO @ THIS LAME THAT OBVIOUSLY CANT TAKE REJECTION………….
Scope the wonderful image thread of Ms Renee Divine below, and you can catch the entire transcript of the twit war between these too right here.
I’d never call Nahright entirely objective but they certainly don’t roar, piss, bitch and moan as much as us. Nonetheless, sometimes truly enjoyable–and judgmental–gems can be found in the little concise captions below their frequent posts. Earlier today, they posted a song with Rihanna and Kardinall Offishall, big deal. But, below the post, was a little quip: “Seriously, how disrespectful is this t-shirt?” and there was a link to a Twit-pic of the t-shirt above(excuse the crap quality).
Think what you want about the act of producing the above shirt, but don’t try and refuse that every dude who saw those pics wasn’t thinking the same thing that the Mighty Healthy crew was. Heck, whenever I see she-who-made-the-sale-of-umbrellas-skyrocket, my wet toes still tingle. Disrespectful or not, maybe Mighty Healthy just had the courage to say what we all felt.
Since Chris Brown-related posts have been, sadly, very successful on Zebra, I’m posting this video of him doing his community service for consistency. Aside from being kind of fun to humiliate him, the logic behind the video is slightly odd. While watching him hack at weeds I had to ask “why exactly do I need tangible visuals that he’s doing his work?” He obviously has plenty of supervision watching over him so he’s surely not going to skip out on doing his work. However, for some reason, people are going to attain a sense of validity by having the proof that he strapped on an orange vest and did some grunt work under a freeway.
Oh how bitter sweet young love can be! While the Chris and Rihanna’s tragic love story has died off in the media, they still seem to continue bashing each other publicly to keep their spots in the limelight. Recent news is that Rihanna is planning on leaking nude photos of Chris because she believes he leaked hers. Do two wrongs make a right? We all think no, but some naked pics of Chris’s skinny bod would be pretty hilarious and would totally throw him even further under the bus than he already is. He’s already trying to scrape his career out of the garbage, and if she leaks these photos it would damage his image considerably more, considering his body is only hot to hip hop teeny boppers that may be disappointed with what he’s really packin’ –> fists and bows. And if you’re a grown woman who thinks Chris’s body is hot, I would confidently label you a cougar. Anyways, I’m not surprised he and she would blatantly try and hurt each other publicly. It’s what little boys and girls do when they’re feelings get hurt by the one they love so passionately and uncontrollably. They act without thinking of the consequences. He was pretty scandalous if he did leak those photos. Chris is mad ya’ll, she ruined him! LoL. She may have lost a Vogue cover because of her naked photos, but she would be foolish to retaliate. It would only mark her even more immature than she’s already rumored to be. If she’s smart, she’ll let Chris ride in the immature wagon on this issue for as long as he likes. Although this story is amusing, I can’t help but have compassion for them because of their lack of guidance and poor decision making that’s frankly scaring their fans away. Hopefully they’re learning lessons and growing up after their relationship blow out..but if Chris’s photos are leaked, we know where they stand.
Okay, so the same week Cassie’s leaked photos are released to the public, Rihanna also is big news in the pop media scene with multiple nude photos of her in a hotel w/ Chris Brown. Now, I know something is wrong when my MOM sees these photos and asks, “(GASP!!) Who are these girls?? Why would they take these pictures?”. LoL. She was SO confused, it was hilarious. I was not surprised when I saw Rihanna’s naked pictures posted online. I’m sure she saw how much media attention it brought Cassie and how many more “followers” she got after her nude photos were leaked (Cassie’s Followers almost doubled on Twitter after her boobies were revealed to the world). Rihanna’s photos are a bit raunchier than Cassie’s. Truly a “Good Girl Gone Bad”. The funniest pic to me was of Chris Brown wearing what appeared to be Rihanna’s pink panties wrapped around his head covering his eyes like a mask. I don’t know the story behind Rihann’a leaked photos, other than it may be a desperate attempt to get Followers on Twitter, more media attention, and prove to the world that she really has become a Bad Girl and there’s no turning back. I’m a fan of both these women in the industry. Why? Maybe because they embody the type of women I come across everyday, and I also see small aspects of myself in them. It’s actually entertaining to talk about these women’s sexual explorations and witness them expressing masculine and feminine qualities. Cassie’s 1/4shaved head and leaked photos, and Rihanna’s recent appearance at the NYC Costume Institute Gala dressed in a Dolce & Gabbana suit/tie and leaked photos are related to some aspect of them coming into their womanhood, exploring their sexuality, and re-defining themselves. But, I have to question why we all are so enthralled with these stories and leaked photos? Is it the actual ‘nakedness’ that we are excited about? Or, that we secretly have all gone through this kind of sexual expression and openness at some point in our adult lives and get intrigued when we are visually stimulated by others going through the same? It just so happens that while these women are going through this natural form of development and exploration at this time in their lives, everyone has an opinion because of their exposed celebrity status. What a burden to bear. I hope that they can move forward from these experiences and continue to find out who they truly are as women and how they will use this type of exposure (however negative or positive) to change themselves and/or influence others. I’m curious to know though, which one do you think has the nicer piercings? Cassie or Rihanna? LoL (Oh yeah, and the link to the sinner edition is right here!!!)