A few weeks ago two of our friends up north (in Naples, Fl to be exact) Jessica and Joyce Gayo ( along with a very talented camera crew, thanks Bass and Colin! ) interviewed us for the first installment of their new series “Dollface.” We got a chance to talk about our personal style, some local brands we love, what we’re up to and our goals for the future. What I really like about the segment is that it’s not just about girls who are fashionable or have a nice look, it’s about girls who are actively pursuing their dreams and goals. If you are an avid 2DOPEBITCHES reader, you’ll know that that’s what we are all about. It’s a great thing to speak with other positive women doing what they love.
Please take a second to check out the lovely twin sisters’ newly launched website- Visage De Poupée- which actually means “Dollface” in French. They will be continuing their witty video series along with writing about fashion, local artists, and anything they are inspired by. Considering their fashion sense alone, you can expect great things from these two. Stay tuned !
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Très bien, jolies filles !
A couple months back your favorite dope bitches took part in a photo shoot in Miami’s Design District for Wordintown.com. It was a super hot day and the SPF was definitely on deck and we posed in the sun. We were styled by the talented Andrea who used her own accessories with our wardrobe and handmade jewelry for a couple dope looks. After much deliberating and a written interview, here is the final product! We are really happy with the way the photos came out- the distinctive Miami backdrop really set things off. The interview gives some insight into who we are, where we come from, and where we’re going. Check it out ! Thanks to Jose at Wordintown and Dro of The305.com !!
Michael Wayne Atha, known under his stage name Yelawolf , is Shady Records newest signee and Aja’s dream husband. Back in August we had the pleasure to sit down and ask yela himself a few questions as he stopped in Miami to promote his upcoming album Radioactive.Check out the interview where he discuses life after being signed to Shady, his tats, and he even shows us his grill.
We apologize for the audio on the video, the location they had the interviews held was in a horrible location in a club , plus due to people arriving late we had to shorten our awesome interview questions down substantially, but we did our best with what we were given!
Make sure to cop Radioactive once it hits stores October 25th!
and on Vimeo:
Thanks SO MUCH to NBC Miami for taking the time to talk with us at 2dopebitches.com about who we are, what we do and the event [ SUGAR FREE JULY 9TH] that’s going to go down at Eve this Saturday night!
It’s truly a great feeling to see our site go from a wordpress.com free blog about what we get into in Miami to a REAL WEBSITE with actual readers! I mean, the impact 2dopebithes.com has had so far is an accomplishment in itself. Now, we are on to something here, so get ready to see more and more of us, hosting more parties, breaking more music from local artists who are out there grinding hard as we are if not harder, and really shining more light on what Miami is all about, way beyond palm trees and bikinis.
Also, we love and appreciate our readers to no end- keep the comments coming and let us know what you think and what you want to see here.
Little is left to be said about the “Downtown Sweetheart” Ms. Va$htie Kola , the Trini-NYC-Around-the-way girl who leaves a path of enchantment and admiration everywhere she goes. This cool kid and official 2DB Dope Bitch is really a renaissance woman- throwing Parties at Santo’s with Q-Tip, Designing shirts for her line Violette (oh and a little ol’ Jordan sneaker) , modeling , directing music videos for the likes of Theophilus London and Justin Beiber and even directing a Pepsi commercial starring The Black Eyed Peas.
I mean, it seems like there is nothing this gorgeous chick can’t do. And one thing I LOVE is that she isn’t out there flaunting her body and taking pics in KING Magazine for exposure or credibility. Too many young girls these days think that being a “video model” is the way to success- and unfortunately it works for many women, but where do they go afterwards? Anyways, not to get off subject, Va$htie is awesome, talented, beautiful, and is out there grinding harder than most men. I applaud her and both Norma and I admire her work and her drive.
Who else loves Va$htie? The New York Times – they just did an article about Miss Kola entitled “Her Cool-Kid Clubhouse” showing off her innate fashion sense that makes girls immediately dress like her as if they were under some type of spell.
Here are a couple dope excerpts from the interview:
A kind of renaissance woman who moves easily among fashion, film and music, she has emerged as a role model for young tastemakers. “There are a lot of little Vashties running around right now,” said the rapper Theophilus London, who is a close friend of Ms. Kola.
“My parents didn’t explain a lot of things to me about West Indian culture,” she said. Her neighborhood was predominantly black, she said, adding: “I assumed I was black. But the black kids were like, ‘You look Indian,’ and the Indian kids were like, ‘You look black.’ ”
She started hanging out in Albany’s Washington Park. “You know how all the weirdo kids hang out in public parks? We all hung out in this one — the suburban kids who would come down to skate and buy drugs, then there were the hippie kids, the thug kids.”
IN 2006, she and her friend Oscar Sanchez started promoting a roving party called 1992 that helped spur a downtown revival of 1990s music and fashion.
“You would hear about ’70s or ’80s parties,” said Q-Tip, “but who was recognizing the ’90s? Nobody.” Q-Tip was so impressed with the party that he approached Ms. Kola about doing a night together. Their popular party, Opened, was held at Santos Party House from 2008 to 2010, and it wasn’t uncommon to run into Sean Combs, LL Cool J, Drake, Beyoncé and Jay-Z.
Since the party ended last year, Ms. Kola and Q-Tip are hoping to collaborate on a low-key Saturday night party, potentially at the Ace Hotel. “Maybe a movie night?” she said. “We’re not sure.”
Peep a collection of Va$htie pics after the jump!
Here at 2DB we like to get behind the scenes. Know the ins and outs of the music industry. Luckly , our girl over at MOMMYWARBUCK$ is the same way and with her recent interviews with an up and coming music producer, writer , and performer Ricky Blaze – we have a glimpse into the music industry from a totally fresh viewpoint. And if you didn’t know he’s responsible for that catchy “Hold Yuh” song by Gyptian made more popular by Nicki Minaj’s verse – Heres a little Ricky Blaze 101 from the Momma herself:
Blaze is responsible for the “Hold Yuh” record by Gyptian and is also noted for his feature on the Major Lazer record “Keep It Going Louder” which also featured the lovely ladies of Nina Sky. A genre of music, “Trancehall” is recognized as a type of music that originates from a trend that Blaze is responsible for as he began to mix gritty Dancehall tracks with Trance music. Not only has he had a major impact on Dancehall music, and has been responsible for influencing epidemics such as Dubstep, he is now making his mark in Hip Hop and Pop.
Check out the interview below with the music extraordinaire and check out her website for more in the series, “A Day in the life of Ricky Blaze”.
It’s crazy how much or how little someone’c appearance can change over the course of 8 years. In this video, JK Keller took a photo of his face every day from 1998 to 2006. It’s pretty funny to see his expressionless face with different hair styles and glasses. I see he went through a phase of, I’m assuming, wearing contacts before he got himself some snazzy nerd glasses. He also decided to “rough it” at the end with that long hair and beard. Feels weird to say but he got kind of hot.
1. In “The Adaption to My Generation (a daily photo project)” You photographed your face in the same exact position every day for 8 years. A little ocd? Kidding, did you have a concept of what this work would mean to you when you started it, and what kind of meaning does the piece hold for you now that you’ve ended it?
JK Keller: It’s fortuitous that your reaction to the photo project, “A little OCD?” was the veiled compliment that many people have used to describe me when talking about the project. You were, perhaps knowingly, “kidding on the square” in regards to a disorder which plays an important role not only in this work, but informs most, if not all, of my personal projects. But before I go into its effects on my work, I need to lay out a few definitions (grossly simplified) so we’re all on the same footing with regards to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) & Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD).
Your favorite 2 dope bitches will most definitely be in attendance for this! Hard Festival presents Diplo at Grand Central in downtown Miami. Surely this will be a dope night indeed and just may end up in another goofy interview with yours truly and Diplo
Be sure to stop by Maddecent.com for, among other things, for info aboutthe show!!
Grand Central Miami
697 N Miami AV
Miami FL 33136
We here at 2dopebitches.com love Diplo in all his weird, GIF-loving, manatee-fact-knowing freckley-ness!
2dopebitches.com ‘s favorite free thinker / fahionista / man Kanye West has now graced the Sprint 2011 cover of VMAN, the men’s version of V Magazine. The Photos were shot by the wonderfully fabulous Karl Lagerfeld. According to SlamxHype -The highlight of issue 21 is the cover that features dollar bills stuffed in Kanye West’s mouth, while one in every 10 actually have real bills (peep the video below).
If you have not heard, there have been many protests in Cairo, Egypt this past week. The Autocratic President Mubarak, who has been in power since 1981 (!) had to flee his home at one point because of danger to his life.
A lot of American kids don’t really know what’s going on outside of our own country. What people don’t see is really crazy- sh*t is real in the field- and everyone should definitely catch up on some current events.
Here is a bit about what’s going on via Yahoo!:
Protesters have a large number of economic, political, and human-rights grievances. Widespread youth unemployment, rigged parliamentary elections in November 2010, and the prospect of President Mubarak (in power since 1981) beginning another term–or being replaced by his son–are the sparks that set these demonstrations off. The demonstrators are asking for Mubarak to step down and make way for an interim government to prepare for free elections.
It’s crazy to think about not having free elections. I mean, people in America don’t even VOTE or care and KIDS in other countries are protesting, fighting, going to jail and even dying for the chance to make a difference.
The unrest in the Arab world’s most populous country — a longtime U.S. ally — comes on the heels of similar protests earlier this month in Tunisia, which forced that country’s president to flee into exile. Today marks a pivotal moment in the anti-Mubarak demonstrations, with the government shutting down Internet access in the country and cracking down on social-media access among demonstrators communicating with the outside world. Mubarak has also imposed a curfew from 6 PM until 7 AM in Cairo in two other cities, which an AP report calls “the most dramatic measure so far to quell riots and protests.” (The government has since made the curfews nationwide, although protesters are continuing to disregard them.) You can watch al-Jazeera’s live feed on the protests here.
Michele Dunne is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace. She has served as a specialist on Middle East affairs with the White House and the State Department, and has written widely on Arab politics, and political and economic reform. The Lookout asked her to explain what’s going on in Egypt, and what it means for America.
If you are interested, Read the Interview after the jump!
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