LifeAtComplex: Steve Aoki, Why Do We Throw Cakes?

On this episode the vlog gets a special visit from not one but two special guests, Steve Aoki and our UK correspondent Fenn. They sit down to talk about the new Asics Hypergel Kenzen and embracing “The Cake”. 

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Here’s Why 21 Savage Is No Longer Wearing Jewelry

Jewelry will no longer be a part of the 21 Savage aesthetic.

In a recent tweet, Stone Mound Meezy—21's manager—said the “Rockstar” chart-topper “no longer wears jewelry.” Instead, Meezy said, 21 wants to make things like buying houses and investing in businesses “cool” for young artists to do.

These tweeted goals arrive just after 21 announced a joint tour with his “Rockstar” collaborator Post Malone. The tour, kicking off April 26 in Portland, boasts support from SOB x RBE and Paris on select dates. Tickets are now available.

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Since dropping Issa Album and his Offset x Metro Boomin collab Without Warning in 2017, 21 has appeared on tracks by Big Sean, Rich Brian, Casino, and more. In December, he linked up with Cardi B for “Bartier Cardi,” which eventually peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this year. Speaking on his successes with Rolling Stone last year, 21 recalled how he reacted when Epic Records realized they had made one hell of a mistake by not signing him sooner. “When I came into the [Epic] office [the second time] I'm like, 'Yo, you gotta pay an extra fee cause you ain't sign me in the beginning,'” he said.​

Earlier this month, 21 was the inspiration behind Amber Rose's Valentine’s Day-themed Spotify playlist. The mix includes theme-appropriate tracks from Pharrell Williams, Frank Ocean, Jill Scott, Teddy Pendergrass, and more.

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N.O.R.E. Balls Out in Los Angeles with Super-Producer Scott Storch and Amber Rose.

If you want to get past the movie-star cliches of Los Angeles, there’s no better guide than the slick-talking, Tiger Bone-guzzling N.O.R.E. In this episode of “On the Run Eating,” presented by First We Feast, the rap gourmand heads to Compton to meet up with a Blood and Crip that squashed their beef to feed the streets. From there, the crew sits down to a presidential meal with super-producer Scott Storch, before sipping rosé with Amber Rose. 

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Amber Rose Curates a Valentine’s Day Playlist Dedicated to 21 Savage

What makes Amber Rose and 21 Savage’s relationship so endearing is the fact they they’ve been so unapologetically enamored with each other ever since they began dating in the summer of 2017. They're at times TMI, but we’re not mad it. If anything, it's kind of inspiring, which is why many fans were eager to see what Amber and Savage had in store for their first Valentine's Day together.

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Amber has, once again, publicly declared her love for Savage by creating a special Spotify playlist of romantic tracks. The collection of 21 songs, aptly titled “21 for 21,” features a wide range of baby-making hits spanning from the '90s to contemporary releases. There’s everything from “Turn Off the Lights” by Teddy Pendergrass and “Take It Off (Dim the Lights)” by Pharrell, to “Because I Love You” by Stevie B and “Thinkin Bout You” by Frank Ocean.

You can listen to Amber’s 21 for 21 Spotify playlist below.

Shortly after the two confirmed their relationship, Savage spoke about the positive influence Amber has had on his life. 

“She make me do shit that I don’t normally do,” he told Real 92.3 last year, “like take vitamins and drink water […] We sit at the pool, we talk, we watch documentaries, we go out, we eat. I give her massages, chocolate, flowers, new purses, diamonds.” And we can't forget the serenading. Now that's love. 

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Nicki Minaj on How She ‘Fought [Kanye] Every Step of the Way’ to Keep Her “Monster” Verse on ‘MBDTF’

It’s hard to imagine My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy without the incendiary hit single “Monster.” But according to Nicki Minaj, that was almost the case.

In celebration of the record’s seventh anniversary, The Pinkprint rapper reflected on her iconic verse and what it meant to collaborate with some of the biggest names in hip-hop. Nicki also mentioned the time she had to convince Kanye West to keep “Monster” on MBDTF, after he expressed his hesitation.

“Kanye called me to tell me Jay put a verse on this song & that he was still deciding if he would put it on his album,” she wrote on Instagram. “Haha. It was like an hour long call where I tried to convince him to let the song stay on his album. He felt this verse would end up being the talk of the album. I said: YOU’RE KANYE WEST!!!!”

She also admitted there was a minor disagreement when it came to her signature growl. Kanye wanted more, while Nicki feared it would be “overkill.”

You can read Nicki’s full note, which includes shout outs to Amber Rose and Blac Chyna, below.

“Monster” debuted Sept. 21, 2010, on Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Friday music program; however, it didn’t get an official release until Oct. 23, about a month before MBDTF dropped. The song went on to receive a platinum certification as well as plenty of critical praise, with many people applauding Nicki as the track's standout. Pretty impressive considering she was featured alongside Jay Z, Rick Ross, and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver.

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