FALL FASHION WEEK 2013: ADEAM

In light of Fashion Week, I’ve been browsing the web trying to find designers I haven’t heard of before. Meet ADEAM. A fashion collection brought to the world by Japanese born designer, Hanako Maeda. According to the label’s official website: “ADEAM” is a word created by reversing “MAEDA,” which is designer Hanako Maeda’s family name. The mark used in the logo that resembles a plum … Continue reading FALL FASHION WEEK 2013: ADEAM

Will Crystal Kay’s Crossover Be Successful?

It was recently revealed that Crystal Kay will be making an appearance on Far East Movement‘s upcoming fourth studio album ‘Dirty Bass.’ The Japanese r&b and urban pop star is reportedly working on an english album for international release and hoping this collaboration will be a breakthrough. Crystal is talented, that I’ll give her, but let’s be real we all know that the only way an artist can make it in the U.S market is if their promo team eats, sleeps and breathes their music.  Continue reading “Will Crystal Kay’s Crossover Be Successful?”

Tokyo Girls Collection Spring/Summer 2012

The 14th TGC unveiled some really stylish designs from the Spring/Summer 2012 lines of a wide variety of labels. The fashion and entertainment event is quite a crowd puller, having in attendance not only models but celebrities on the runway. Check out some of my favorite looks below and see if you can spot any of the celebs: Continue reading “Tokyo Girls Collection Spring/Summer 2012”

VERBAL & Drake in “Some Other Place”

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VERBAL, a Japanese rapper and member of hip hop group M-flo, has teamed up with Young Money star Drake on his latest single “Some Other Place“. The song is from VERBAL’s first solo album “VISIONAIR“, which will be released on March 16th, but can be pre-ordered now on amazon. The collaborative track “Black Out” with Namie Amuro & Lil Wayne (Young Money founder) is also included on the album, because it’s actually VERBAL’s song and they’re the guest artists riding on it. “Black Out” is also included on Namie’s album “Checkmate“, which we also posted about recently. “Some Other Place” sounds hot in the teaser but as you may have discovered from my previous rants on the topic, I hate auto-tune. That’s the downfall to this song, other than that it’s hot. Listen to the snippet and tell me what do you think? Continue reading “VERBAL & Drake in “Some Other Place””

Spotlight – Koda Kumi

Meet Koda Kumi, a Japanese singer, songwriter, dancer, producer, fashionista, and nail art queen. She is widely known in her nation as a urban and r&b superstar; with 48 Singles and 8 studio albums, Koda is one of the hardest working females in Japan, and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.

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