Belman Designs for Beats by Dr Dre: If you haven't seen HBOs Four Part documentary series ," the Defiant Ones"-set aside some TV cable time! It chronicles Jimmy Lovine and Dr Dre. One of the biggest successes they discussed was the beats headphones brand, which according to Forbes pushed Dre's split of the deal close to 1 Billion. Switch to summer 2017 the French design house Belman, is teaming up with Apple to create 2 new custom headphones. The brand follows labels like Fendi and Alexander Wang which who have collaborated with beats. The only difference is that Kylie Jenner is in the ad campaign.#belman#drdre#hbo#thedefiantones#beatsbydre#beats#kyliejenner#jimmyiovine#applemusic#kuwtk#headphones#fashion#music
album: iceberg/freedom of speech... just watch what you say
Genre: rap/Hip hop
Year released: 1989
Best songs: you played yourself, the hunted child, peel their caps back, freedom of speech
Overall score: 9/10
Review: the pusher, the player, the pimp gangsta, the hustler High Roller, dead pres folder... the OG Ice-T came out with "the iceberg" his third album and oh boy is it a straight west coast classic. The one thing that differs Ice-T from other gangster rappers is his tendency to drop knowledge and not just glorify the lifestyle but explain the potential downsides and consequences. He can tell a story like no other and this album does a great job at showcasing that with tracks like "peel their caps back" which describes a vicious gang murder or "the hunted child" which let's us look through the eye of a teen on the run after a robbery gone wrong. Like I said before all of these stories focus more on the realism of the situation and really puts the message out that the hustler life style isn't what it's all cracked out to be and he warns young children to stay as far away from drugs and gangs as they could. Another track "you played yourself" has ice dropping even more knowledge and telling to people to always stay aware, never sellout and always stay true to yourself because be for you know it you might play yourself. Not only was he on top of his game lyrically but he did not hold back and in the opening track tries as hard as he could to put the limits (don't forget ice is the reason we have the "parental advisory sticker") as he describes some graphic sex and violence in extreme detail. A few other standout tracks would be "the girl who tried to kill me" which is actually a rock N roll track complete with drums, guitar and all which was a precursor to his future metal group "body count", and the track "what ya wanna do" which is a eight minute posse cut featuring his crew "the rhyme syndicate" (also features house of pains everlast first appearance on wax). Overall a classic album that doesn't just get the songs stuck in your head, put drops mad knowledge at the same time.