New Music: Tory Lanez – ‘Shooters’

Bang bang. Tory Lanez returns with his new single “Shooters.”

Over a triumphant beat, the Canadian hitmaker boasts about his come-up and his supreme status. “All I wanna do is go out trappin’ with the shooters,” sings Tory. “Wrist game froze, you should see the way we do it.”

“Shooters” is the first single off Lanez’ sophomore album, the follow-up to his 2016 debut I Told You, which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. The album is also expected to include a collaboration with Future called “Real Thing.”

Stream “Shooters” below.

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Stream Jhené Aiko’s New Album ‘Trip’

Jhené Aiko embarks on a Trip with the surprise release of her new album.

The 22-track set, described as an “epic, psychedelic journey beyond the boundaries of R&B,” features appearances from Brandy (“Ascension”), Big Sean (“Moments”), Swae Lee (“Sativa”), Kurupt (“Never Call Me”), Mali Music (“Trip”), and TWENTY88 (“OLLA”). Her father Dr. Chill and daughter Namiko Love also make appearances.

In a mission statement, Jhené revealed that she has been on a physical, emotional, and mental journey to find herself following the 2012 death of her brother Miyagi. “My brother and I were very close. We were only two years apart,” she said. “I never thought of him as a separate person, but an extension of myself. He was my reflection. In his presence I was confident and always so sure.”

Trip, the follow-up to 2014’s Souled Out, was also accompanied by a short film directed by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip). “It’s inspired by every type of trip you could imagine: mental, physical, even psychedelic,” Jhené told Playboy. “I’m at a point where I put it all in the music. It’s a puzzle I want people to put together.”

Take a Trip with Jhené below.

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Macklemore Drops His New Album ‘Gemini’

Macklemore is back.

Delivering his first album since amicably parting ways with Ryan Lewis, the Seattle rapper drops his sophomore follow-up to 2005’s The Language of My World with his star-studded new LP, Gemini.

The album finds Mack partnering with a slew of stars, including Skylar Grey (“Glorious”), Lil Yachty (“Marmalade”), Kesha (“Good Old Days”), Offset (“Willy Wonka”), Eric Nally (“Ain’t Gonna Die Tonight”), and Dan Caplen (“Intentions”).

Other guests include Otieno Terry (“Levitate”), Reignwolf (“Firebreather”), King Draino (“How to Play the Flute”), Donna Missal (“Over It”), Abir (“Zara”), Xperience (“Church”), Saint Claire (“Excavate”), and Dave B and Travis Thompson (“Corner Store”).

Before parting ways with Lewis, Mack and his producer released two albums, 2012’s immensely successful The Heist and 2015’s This Unruly Mess I’ve Made.

“With this album I think there’s an air of like ‘first thought, best thought’ that I don’t think that Ryan and I really ever tapped into – just being in the booth and feeling an emotion and going with it,” Macklemore told Rolling Stone. “And then the next day you start over and you do it again. Like you watch [Lil] Wayne or you watch JAY-Z record or you know a lot of these new rappers how they record and I think there’s an air of freedom to that method of just like, ‘Let’s just make art, let’s not overthink it, let’s not over-calculate it, let’s not preemptively quantify what this is gonna mean to the world.’ But let’s just make some rap music.”

Next up, Mack will embark on his “Gemini Tour” in support of the album, starting Oct. 6 in Portland.

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Stream Kevin Gates’ ‘By Any Means 2’ Mixtape

Although he is currently locked behind bars, Kevin Gates isn’t allowing incarceration to stop him from releasing new music. Today, he unveils his latest project in the form of By Any Means 2.

The 14-track effort, a sequel to the 2014 original, follows the release of singles like “What If” and “Beautiful Scars” (featuring PnB Rock). Prior to dropping the mixtape, he also released a letter from prison.

“Disallow yourselves to be troubled in my time of absence,” he wrote to fans. “All of the great ones who came before and will come after me have had to go through this. By this, I’m speaking in reference to hardship.”

Kevin’s wife, Dreka Gates, said that she put the project together in her husband’s absence. “BTW working on Kevin’s new project right now and I’m not going to lie, I’m nervous as F b/c I’m not getting any input from him & he’s fully entrusted me w/everything so there’s a lot of pressure!” she tweeted back in July. “I respect real artists and their artistry and to be making ALL of the decisions is scary but rest assured the music is always fire as F!”

Stream By Any Means 2 below.

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Stream Fergie’s New Album ‘Double Dutchess’

The wait is over. Eleven years after her breakout solo debut The Dutchess, Fergie unveils the long-awaited sequel, Double Dutchess.

The 13-track set comes with a star-studded roster of guest stars, including Nicki Minaj (“You Already Know”), Rick Ross (“Hungry”), and YG (“L.A.LOVE (la la)”). Even her son, Axl Jack, makes an appearance on “Enchanté (Carine).”

Aside from the aforementioned “Hungry,” “You Already Know,” and “L.A.LOVE” singles, Fergie has also released tracks like “M.I.L.F. $,” “Life Goes On,” and “Like It Ain’t Nuttin’.”

Not only has she released videos for every single thus far, but she’s also filmed a visual for every other track. This week, she premiered those clips as part of Double Dutchess: Seeing Double.

This long-awaited LP is a follow-up to Fergie’s 5x platinum debut, which spawned hits like “London Bridge,” “Fergalicious,” “Glamorous,” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry.” Recently, the pop songstress spoke about the album’s vulnerability and honesty.

“I think it was important to make honest songs—not only ones that are fun and hip-hop, or a fun dance pop song or a reggae song,” she told Marie Claire. “This is my time and place to get into those crevices of what’s going on inside…I’ve been through a lot in my life so that’s where I go. My therapy is writing it down and journaling. This is the time not only to express it lyrically, but melodically and visually.”

Stream Double Dutchess below.

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2017 Fall Fashion Trends

Refinery 29’s Annie Georgia Greenberg shows us the hottest fall trends.

Trend #1: Vinyl
This high-gloss look is all about impact. It’s super ‘90s and badass. We’re seeing lots of trench coat silhouettes this season but in this shiny fabric, it feels both retro and futuristic.

Get the Look:
ASOS Vinyl Jacket, $127.00
Fashion Union High Collar white button up, $45.00
& Other Stories Denim Pants, $85.00
Miss Selfridge Red Patent Boot, on sale for $42.59 from $88.00
TOPSHOP Silver Hoops, $18.00, Urban Outfitters Metallic Clutch, $42.46

Trend #2: Red
It’s not every season you see one color coming through in such a strong way, but for fall it’s definitely RED in every iteration and shade.

Get the Look:
ASOS Red Denim Skirt, $85.00
Zara Oxblood Turtleneck, $19.90
Zara Oxblood Velvet Kitten Heel, $39.99
TOPSHOP Cross Body Bag, $38.00
TOPSHOP Silver Hoops, $18.00
Forever21 Geometric chain necklace, $5.90

Trend #3: Plaid
A lot of people think punk and Clueless when they see plaid and they’re not wrong. This outfit references both vibes, but in a new way. The skirt is actually a skort!

Get the Look:
Mango skort, $49.99
American Eagle T Shirt, $24.95
American Eagle Mini Backpack, on sale for $26.21 from $34.95
ALDO Lace up boot, $100
Claire’s Gold Door Knockers, on sale for $5.39 from $8.99

Trend #4: Floral
We know you’re used to seeing floral for spring, but this time it’s sticking around in a moody way for fall. We’re seeing lots of florals-on-blacks which takes the trend to a romantic place.

Get the Look:
H&M long sleeve sheer floral dress, $99
ALDO metallic booties with studded detail, $125
MANGO Floral embroidery bag, $69.99
Claire’s crystal drop earrings, $7.79 on sale from $12.99
Forever21 Crystal Bracelets, $10.90

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HOT TOPICS RUNDOWN: September 21

Kevin Hart’s Sex Tape Co-Star Speaks Out

The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Arrivals

Kevin Hart’s sex tape co-star, Montia Sabbag, held a press conference yesterday. Her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, confirmed her client had sex with Kevin one month ago at a hotel in Las Vegas. Kevin married Eniko Parrish in 2016, and they are expecting their first child together this fall. The Harts are reportedly still planning on having an elaborate “Lion King” themed baby shower next weekend at a beach club in Malibu.

“Catch Me Outside” Girl Catches Listeners With New Song

Danielle Bregoli aka The Cash Me Outside Girl Visits Music Choice

Remember the “Catch Me Outside” girl from Dr. Phil? Her name is Danielle and she caught a deal with Atlantic Records under the name “Bhad Bhabie” (AKA Bad Baby). Her song is now on the Billboard Hot 100 charts with her song “These Heaux” (AKA These Hoes). She’s the youngest female rapper to ever be on the charts.

One Usher Accuser Identifies Herself

San Francisco International Film Festival 2017 - Day 3

Over the summer, three people filed suit against Usher for allegedly giving them herpes. Two of the accusers are women, and one is a man. One of the women updated the court documents this week, and identified herself.

Her name is Laura Helms. Laura claims she and Usher slept together twice in April after a long friendship. A few days later, after their second sexual encounter, Laura noticed a bump on her cheek and genitals. Laura went to the doctor and found out she had herpes.

Laurence Fishburne Splits From Wife Gina Torres

The Harlem School Of The Arts Fall Benefit

Laurence Fishburne and his wife Gina Torres have called it quits after 15 years of marriage. The news broke one day after Gina was spotted publically kissing another man! The man she was seen with is a “cowboy type” guy from Utah. He’s divorced with six children. Gina issued a statement, saying she and Laurence “quietly separated last fall.”

Melissa Joan Hart Under Fire On Social Media

NET-A-PORTER Co-Hosts The GOOD+ Foundation's Hamptons Summer Dinner - Arrivals

Melissa Joan Hart is under fire for posting a screen shot of news about Hurricane Maria and said, “And just like that, our family vacation was cancelled. Such a bummer but we plan to hit the @nickresortpuntacana resort another time this year.”

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How to Keep Your “End of Summer” Glow

By Joanne Rosa

We’re not mad that the fall weather is finally here, but we’re a little annoyed that our summer glow is fading away.

 

You can’t keep that summer glow forever, but you can try to extend it for as long as possible, and even fake it.

Oh yes.

Associate Professor at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and family physician Dr. Jennifer Caudle gave us some tips to extend your summer glow.

Maintain Sunscreen Routine
It’s not hot anymore and you’ve already put away your spring and summer clothes. We hear you, but the sun’s rays are still out and can cause damage to your beautiful skin.

 

You’re not doing yourself any favors by skipping out on sunscreen. “Continue using sunscreen daily, and make sure it’s at least SPF 30.” Your face can still grab some needed vitamin D, but that doesn’t mean you need to grab premature signs of aging.

The Exfoliation of It All
Oprah exfoliates, and so should you!

 

“Exfoliating is a great way to remove dead skin cells and ensure your skin maintains its summer glow… avoid exfoliation if your skin has any cuts, or is sunburned.”

Please, for the love of The Rock, do not over exfoliate. This is a sure way to make your skin raw, and irritated. We’re not trying to scrub away the weekend’s scandalous behavior. You’ll never be able to scrub that away, dear. Gently massage an exfoliator of your choice, into your skin. Wash away with warm water (hot water will dry out your skin), and follow up with Wendy’s favorite weekend activity.

Moisturize
Haven’t you been listening to Auntie Wendy all of these years?!

 

Moisturizing your skin has a ton of benefits, one of them happens to be keeping that sun-kissed look a little longer. “Moisturizing is a great way to keep skin supple… consider using a humidifier to add moisture to the air.”

Self Tanner & Bronzer
Shout out to our fair skinned followers. This one’s for you.

 

“Self-tanner is a great way-and a safe way-to keep a bronzed glow.” There are a number of self-tanners out there to sample. If you can’t find one that works for you, or fake tanning just isn’t your thing, go for a bronzer instead. Remember not to apply the bronzer all over your face. Apply bronzer where the sun would naturally hit your face and create dimension. Go for a color that is one or two shades darker than your natural skin tone. Get the look, without the damage!

The Oldest Trick in the Book
If you’re ever in doubt about how to look like you just stepped off the beach, throw on something white.

 

We’re not above sporting a little illusion here at Wendy. And we know how you Wendy Watchers like to dip it and do it, so fear not; you don’t have to be an angel to wear all white.

Tell Us: Do you have more problems with your skin in the winter or the summer?

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