XXL released their Eye Candy of The Year and they called it a tie between video vixens Rosa Acosta and Tammy Torres. Not to have a Kanye West moment …Tammy Torres is hot and all, but come on, Rosa Acosta has been killing the competition this year like no one else. Let me be clear, I am not judging who is hotter, I am just saying that the hype has been all about Rosa this year.
I am not sure what metric they were using for this title (I’d hope it would be magazine sales) but whatever it is, it runs in the face of where the heat really is. Let’s grab some easy numbers to compare: As I’m writing this, Rosa Acosta has 30,654 followers on Twitter and Tammy Torres has 11,562. On MySpace, Rosa has 18,449 friends and Tammy Torres has 7,035.
Let’s face it, Rosa’s stretching video got the buzz going like crazy. Things may change in 2010 but as far as who people are talking about, searching for and clicking on, it’s Rosa by a mile. blackjackskanz
What do you think?
Mikey: Womens Wear Daily got a chance to talk with Shawn Carter on the upstarts of Rocawear, it’s growth, and the future of the brand. Many may think Hov isn’t as involved with the company as he once was, however the mogul still has big aspirations for Rocawear.
“Dame did a great job when he was here,” Carter said. “I just feel that I have a different way of running things, which I think is working out well. I let people make mistakes, and push them to be creative. I let a design team design. When they feel good about something they have created, it makes them want to do more. It makes them want to do their best. People are happy here. I’m not a controlling manager and I have a great team that makes me confident that things can run well when I’m on the road, and I’m proud of that.”
“So, in April 2007, he agreed to partner with Iconix Brand Group, which acquired the Rocawear brand for $204 million in cash. In the deal, Neil Cole, Iconix’s ceo, became Carter’s partner and in turn, Carter was going to help Cole with future Iconix deals.”
“I got to know Neil, and we now have the same mission: Our goal is to make Rocawear a $1 billion company,” he said. “It may take us more time than we would like since the economy is in the shape that it’s in, but I’m confident that we will get there.”
One of his biggest mistakes? “We really should have done some Rihanna Rocawear umbrellas when that song became a hit. We could have made a load of money on those. I’m still kicking myself.” #Shoutout Miss Info
Not exactly what you expected i know! lol
Here is Melyssa Ford in her Thick Skin vs. Thin Skin photoshoot with photographer Derek Blanks.
#Shoutout The Life Files
Popular Hip-Hop personality DJ Envy resigned from his position at Hot 97 today (November 30) AllHipHop.com has confirmed.
DJ Envy worked at the popular New York Hip-Hop station for over 8-years.
He most recently served as the host of Hot 97’s “New At 2,” a successful afternoon show that played new music from 2:00-2:30PM each day.
While at Hot 97, DJ Envy also served as co-host of Miss Jones’ morning show, before Jones left to head up a new show on WUSL Power 99FM in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in July of 2008.
“Hot 97 was one of the best experiences in my life,” DJ Envy told AllHipHop.com. “I will definitely miss that place. It was like my second home….Nah I really had a air mattress there.”
As part of Miss Jones’ morning show crew, DJ Envy was involved in a number of controversial incidents.
In 2005, Miss Jones, DJ Envy and personality Tasha Hightower were suspended for two weeks for their part in promoting an off-color song titled “The Tsunami Song” that outraged Asian-Americans.
Additionally DJ Envy feuded with rival DJ Star, who was eventually fired from Power 105.1 in 2006 and arrested for making sexually threatening remarks about DJ Envy’s wife and his 4-year-old daughter.
DJ Envy is the CEO of his own company, Blok Entertainment company.
He has produced tracks for a number of rappers, including Fabolous, DMX, Foxy Brown, Juvenile and others. #ShoutOut Allhiphop