Jay Z’s Roc Nation To Manage Kanye West’s Donda Music

The partnership will focus on Mr. Wests international recording brand and worldwide touring ventures. A multi-discipline design and content company, DONDA saw its early beginnings seeded by the 2009 footwear collaboration with fashion house Louis Vuitton. That collaboration spurred demand for Mr. Wests design sensibilities with fashion and apparel brands around the globe, including Nike and Adidas. DONDA continues its influence in the world of apparel: two versions of the Nike AIR YEEZY each of which has sold out worldwide in just minutes two celebrated capsule lines with Parisian brand A.P.C.
Source: http://www.thefader.com/2014/03/03/kanye-wests-donda-has-partnered-with-jay-zs-roc-nation/

According to a press release sent out by Wests camp and Jays label, the deal will also cover the Yeezus rappers worldwide touring ventures. Wests creative agency, DONDA, is named after the artists late mother and provides design services for affiliated acts (including, but not limited to: apparel, album covers, stage design and film projects). Since West provided beats for some of Jay Zs most iconic early hits (Takeover, H to the Izzo, etc. ), the pair have enjoyed a fruitful friendship. Jay, whos older, is the more conservative, business-minded of the two, with West often pushing the envelope when it comes to both music and design. The duo released an album, Watch the Throne, together in 2011 and toured in support of the LP. Jay Zs Roc Nation agency will manage DONDA Music, which works with Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Pusha T, among others.
Source: http://urbanmecca.net/news/2014/03/04/jay-z-kanye-west-team-manage-donda-music/

Tres chic: The 32-year-old is in the French capital for Women’s Wear Fashion Week Cashing up: The actress looked elegant in a white, blue and black jacket as she stopped by an ATM for euros On Sunday the actress went to lunch in an eye-catching swing coat in broad stripes of white, light pink and black paired with black pencil trousers and black high heels. The Sin City star accessorised with a beige handbag and cat-eye sunglasses. Her brunette tresses were swept to one side, framing her face which was lightly made up in shades of peach. Quick change: The mother-of-two opted for a striking yellow jacket and bright red lipstick for the Kenzo show Going solo: The brunette left husband Cash Warren and their daughters, Haven and Honor, at home What a star: Jessica looked as radiant as ever as she posed for a picture on the steps Super short skirt: Jessica’s hemline showed off her fabulous pins in opaque black tights No more coat: The Dark Angel star shed her coat and opted to show off her black and white patterned mini-dress during the Kenzo show Good company: Jessica was joined by actress and model Rila Fukushima (far right) and other guests at the fashion gala Jessica returned to her hotel, asking her driver to stop along the way so she could get some cash from an ATM, to change into a stunning yellow jacket with black detail for the Kenzo show. She wore the same trousers but swapped her handbag for a distinctive black and white clutch.
Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2571453/Kanye-West-Jessica-Alba-dine-fancy-Paris-restaurant-time-Kim-Kardashian-LA.html

The music supervisor is well-known for having an eclectic musical palette, choosing striking tunes, in particular, for Wes Anderson’s films. “It was our intent at the outset to really try to create a cohesive soundtrack where the film music and the songs kind of all wove together and made sense as a whole,” he said. In fitting with the jagged, dystopian landscape of future Chicago, the artists Poster chose are of the EDM and rap persuasion. There’s Ellie Goulding , who Poster said is Tris’ inner voice, M83 , Zedd , Skrillex the list goes on. Perhaps most intriguing, Tame Impala and Kendrick Lamar came together on one track, a choice that Poster said represents the collision of worlds that’s intrinsic to “Divergent”: the real world decaying into the future.
Source: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1723433/kanye-west-inspired-divergent.jhtml

Kanye West played big brother for Kendall Jenner’s catwalk spot

The partnership will focus on Wests international recording brand and his touring ventures. Donda, named after Wests late mother, was launched in 2009 when he collaborated with Louis Vuitton for a footwear collection. PHOTOS: Musician feuds: The dirt and the detials West officially branded the company in 2011 with the packaging and tour design for his .. [read more] joint collaboration with Jay Z, Watch the Throne. The creative house designed two versions of West’s Nike Air Yeezy sneakers, which were instant hot-sellers, and crafted two capsule lines with Parisian brand A.P.C. Donda will also work on Wests upcoming Adidas line set to debut this fall. Donda also took a seven-screen experience to Cannes to showcase a visual companion to Cruel Summer, the 2012 compilation album from Wests G.O.O.D.
Source: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-kanye-west-donda-partners-with-jay-z-roc-nation-20140303,0,4220437.story

And it’s more than just Pharrell’s fashion sense. The report states that while the pair are frequent music collaborators, West fears that any deal Williams might sign with adidas has the potential to outshine whatever plans he might have with his own deal with adidas. West’s first collection with adidas is reportedly set to drop in September. Back in December, West famously left Nike to sign with adidas after a long dispute that included disagreements over compensation, money and respect between the two. West signing an actual deal with adidas means that this could be a long-term production with multiple products that will be readily available to the public unlike the much-talked about Nike Air Yeezy 2. Williams has yet to announce anything official with adidas, although he has been seen wearing adidas gear almost exclusively for the past few months, including at this past Sunday’s Oscars when he wore a leather adidas jacket and an all-red adidas Originals sneakers.
Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/report-kanye-west-is-threatened-by-potential-pharrell-williams-deal-with-adidas

The Love Lockdown rapper looked proud as he watched the 18-year-old poser work her runway magic as part of Paris Fashion Week while the rest of the Kardashian crew were back in Los Angeles for the Oscars. Afterwards, Kanye joined the man of the hour, Riccardo Tisci, and Rihanna in the backstage area for a photo opportunity. Meanwhile, Wests fiancee Kim Kardashian tweeted, “Best part was my baby watching & cheering on my baby sister!!! So sad I missed it! #Family #Givenchy.” Enjoy the pictures of Rihanna, Kanye West and Kendall Jenner at the Givenchy show during Paris Fashion Week (March 2). Photo Credit: WireImage
Source: http://gossipcenter.com/paris-fashion-week-2014/kanye-west-shows-support-kendall-jenner-givenchy-pfw-show-1074535

Kanye West Shows Support for Kendall Jenner at Givenchy PFW Show

Jay, who’s older, is the more conservative, business-minded of the two, with West often pushing the envelope when it comes to both music and design. The duo released an album, “Watch the Throne,” together in 2011 and toured in support of the LP. Jay Z’s Roc Nation agency will manage DONDA Music, which works with Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Pusha T, among others. The full press-release is available below. Announced today, Kanye West’s creative house DONDA enters into partnership with Roc Nation to manage all DONDA Music. The partnership will focus on Mr.
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/03/roc-nation-good-music_n_4892635.html

Luckily for Kendall, she has a brother-in-law to be in the form of Kanye West who provided support on the night, and sat in the front row as she strutted her stuff during the Givenchy fashion show. As an avid fashion fan, not to mention someone who frequently finds himself at the centre of drama at award ceremonies, perhaps it’s no surprise Kanye decided to check out the Autumn/Winter collections in the French capital instead of attending Oscars parties with the likes of Kelly Osbourne or Lady Gaga. It obviously meant a lot to the Kardashian collective that the Stronger rapper stepped in to look after Kendall, and Kim attempted to make up for her own absence by texting her little sister good luck messages as she waited to take the catwalk. Kim later took to her Twitter account to share her joy at Kanye’s attendance, writing, “Best part was my baby watching & cheering on my baby sister!!! So sad I missed it! #Family #Givenchy.” That’s it for you, Kanye, you are now another branch on the Kardashian family tree.
Source: http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/kanye-west-played-big-brother-kendall-jenners-catwalk-142000648.html

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