Kanye West – The Life of Pablo and Yeezy Season 3 launch at New York fashion week

The launch party for the new Kanye West album was a grandiose affair, would he have it any other way? “the best album in the world,” as he called it, has already gone through four different names before the ‘Gold Digger’ rapper settling on – The Life of Pablo

New York fashion week saw the introduction of the Seventh solo album by the self-styled ‘Yeezus’. Crowds gathered inside Madison Square Garden, including the usual gaggle of Kardashians, all dressed in White, to witness a very controversial fashion show that incorporated songs from the new album. It was a racially charged fashion show, full of Black power salutes and mock refugee camps.

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The show started with an introduction to the new album, followed by models appearing from behind a sheet to reveal a makeshift building. The new album is a continuation of the very contentious last album; lots of techno and sound manipulation are to be heard throughout, as well as choppy sampling.

Song themes playing out with strong, political and shock undertones seem to be the influence behind some of the concept of the album, references to the Paris attacks can be heard during the opening track Ultra Light Beam, also more light hearted digs at fellow artist Taylor Swift and former collaborators Nike.

Kayne was also there to promote his now third collection of collaborations with his new Yeezy Season 3 collection; it was New York fashion week after all. The collection followed on from 2015’s offering, with more of the high-end/sports luxury crossover. Colours had a very much seasonal, autumn feel, with lots of dark Orange and Wine colours.

Grabbing the mic to speak to the crowd after the show had finished, West asked. “Tell me how y’all feel about the clothes this season?” the crowd responding with positive applause and cheers. “I think you might think because I’m a celebrity or I made money and rap that this shit is easy to do. One of the hardest things to do was to get the talented people that worked on the collection to believe in my vision enough to come (sic) roll with a rapper.”

Adidas were also acknowledged for stumping up the cash before, in true narcissistic fashion, leading the crowd in a chorus of “fuck Nike,” again referring to his and the sportswear giants very public falling out!

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Tell us what you think of – The Life of Pablo and/or The Yeezy Season 3 Collection

Greece | Travel Tuesday

Today is one of the most important of the year, where people around the world join together in the consumption of one specific dessert: yes, it’s pancake day! Despite Shrove Tuesday being a Christian celebration, people of all denominations enjoy this holiday simply for the deliciousness of it all. But where did pancakes come from? Every country seems to have its own version; crepes from France, Æbleskiver from Denmark, Okonomiyaki from Japan. But the earliest record of pancakes were from the Ancient Greeks, whose name for the flat cakes was derived from their word for ‘frying pan’, and so for this weeks Travel Tuesday we’re exploring the home of this great dessert: Greece.

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Greece is one of the oldest civilisations in the world, with the Ancient Greek civilisation beginning in the 8th century BC, so in terms of sightseeing it would be a Herculean task to see everything this country has to offer: so we’ll give you the highlights. We couldn’t begin with anything other than what is arguably the symbol of Greece: the Acropolis of Athens, with the most iconic temple on it, the Parthenon, which was dedicated to the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom and war Athena. The Acropolis is a large rock perched above Athens with an amazing view of the city, and various other ancient buildings to explore, with late winter to spring being the best time to visit as the site is green and covered in wildflowers. The Acropolis Museum is also a must-see, built in 2009 specifically to display the findings from the Acropolis, with spectacular view of the sight itself.

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Another ancient spectacle is the city of Delphi, site of the supreme oracle and the place where ancient Greeks believed heaven met earth. Within the ancient town lies various ruins, however many visit Delphi for the spiritual experience of the place. If you’re a lover of adventure and as well as history, Mount Olympus is the place for you. The mountain was notable in Greek mythology as the home of the Twelve Olympians (or the major ancient Greek deities). The area was made a National Par in 1938 and has mountaineering trails covering all levels of difficulty, as well as more extreme sports such as rafting, climbing, paragliding and mountain biking, among others.

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If you’re the R&R holiday type, this beautiful country has plenty of luxury to offer for you too. Santorini is a Greek island right in the middle of the Aegean sea, yet despite its out of the way location this get away in no secret – the Kardashians chose the island for their (obviously) well documented family holiday in 2013, along with thousands of other holidaymakers all year round. With the sea facing villas of Santorini lining the cliffs and painted in the colours of the Greek flag it will take your breath away.

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Of course, for any party animals, there are plenty of options: Malia, Mykonos, Zante, Rhodes, Kos. The Greek islands are giants of European nightlife, as anyone who has seen BBC’s Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents will be aware. Although many of these party towns do play host to groups of young party goers, it’s easy to find other bars and clubs if that isn’t really your scene! Although, you’re guaranteed a good time!

So, what do you have on your Greek pancakes? Let us know in the comments below…
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Super Bowl 50

Today marks the 50th time that the Super Bowl will be played. The Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will compete for the Vince Lombardi trophy at the Levi’s stadium in San Francisco. The Super Bowl consistently generates some of the highest viewing figures of any sporting event and a mere 30 second advert during a commercial break costs millions of dollars. The Super Bowl half time show is often just as highly anticipated as the on field action and this year we will see performances from both Beyonce and Coldplay.

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Frozen Yoghurt Recipes

We’re all lovers of a good bowl of ice cream however it isn’t always the healthiest option. We thought we would let you in on some super tasty recipes for frozen yoghurt, a healthier option to ice cream which is just as nice! And there are plenty of different flavours to work with, from fresh berries to a classic vanilla, maybe a mixture of a few, it all depends on you.

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Our first choice has to to be this Jamie Oliver recipe. With a mixture of banana’s, and raspberries plus an extra fruit of your choice, this would be perfect if you’re craving something sweet.

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