After already having investments in the company, Jay Z recently acquired the existing shares from the father and son pair behind Cattier, the French brand that makes “Ace of Spades”.
On Wednesday, it was announced that a new company led by Jay Z had acquired Armand de Brignac Champagne — a celebrity favorite — from Sovereign Brands for an undisclosed amount.
Source: Business Insider
“A n*gga ain’t reached his climax, but I go hard, and I’m up-and-coming.” That line from NameBrand’s new song, “Whips,” sums him up perfectly. He doesn’t exactly have a Gucci Mane or Future-scale of work attached to his resume and he’s still grinding to earn the necessary spotlight, but what he does have is some exceptional talent as an emcee, the right work ethic, and some big names recognizing it. TDE-affiliated producer Willie B is the one providing him with the beat and standing by his side in this new video, and Sha Money has already snatched up the Long Beach rapper for Epic. You dont always need a blog-baiting gimmick or big Summer single to get yourself going on a climb up the top. Like rappers Danny Brown and Freddie Gibbs have shown, sometimes you just need an Olympic level of ability to receive some recognition. You can check out the Edward Tran-directed video for “Whips” above, while NameBrand’s forthcoming mix tape, The Great Tape 2, will see release on November 24. – Hypetrak
We featured NameBrand in issue 9 a while back which is still available for purchase in the online shop.
SEMOR has released a limited edition handmade silkscreen. The three color screen print consisting of red, grey and black has been pressed to 300gsm matte finish paper. Get yours now at whatsart.de. – Ironlak
Look at all of that talent on this song. Some of us are clearly not worthy of this magnificence, but Term grants us the honor to listen to his latest offering from Shut Up & Rap regardless. I’m calling it: this is the best drop of today. – 2DopeBoyz
With their new album, Voices, out now, one of Big Boi’s frequent collaborators connects with Detroit’s resident live wire and producer Leo Justi to re-envision their sophomore album’s single. – 2DopeBoyz
Crown Royal has recently introduced the newest addition to its portfolio: Crown Royal Regal Apple.
The brand’s second flavored variant is a combination of the taste of Crown Royal whisky infused with natural apple flavors. It has an amber-topaz appearance, alongside a scent boasting a blend of bright apple balanced with signature Crown Royal whisky and hints of spice. Upon first taste, you get a slightly tart, crisp, apple flavor balanced with the brand’s signature whisky with notes of caramel and light spice. It then finishes on a crisp apple note with balanced sweetness, culminating in a full-bodied smooth finish.
Crown Royal Regal Apple is available now at retail for $25 USD (750mL). – Ballerstatus
The Cannery Gallery Presents: From The Rails To The Walls, a series of hand made boxcars By Jesus Cadena. The Reception begins at 7PM November 15th and closes at 10. The Cannery is located at 401. E. Taylor St #150 in San Jose, CA 95112. For more info and previews to the showing follow Jesus on Instagram.