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How To Dress Like Hov: The Fashion Of Jay Z At A Reasonable Price

A complete guide for how to look and dress like one of hip-hop's biggest names - Jay Z.

One of the most successful rappers and businessmen of the last twenty years, it's more than stating the obvious to say that Jay Z is as wealthy as wealthy can get. He couldn't have said it better than he did on Kanye West's "Diamonds from Sierra Leone" when he said, "I'm not a businessman, I'm a business, man." From his music to his basketball team, streaming service, beauty products, champagne, and clothing lines, Mr. Carter has no problem being able to spend thousands like it was nothing when it comes to what he wears. While we might not be worth over half-a-billion, there's no reason we can't also look just as fresh as Jay Z.

Luckily, Jay has his own clothing company, Rocawear, that pretty much sells the Jay Z brand of style. The basics like black jeans, Roc Nation graphic tees, classic button-down's, and varsity jackets can be picked up here no problem. While Jay often wears $700 Givenchy t-shirts and Tom Ford suits, there's no reason why we have to spend so much to get the same look. Like the suit he wore to his Carnegie Hall performances (photographed above), you can show up dressed to the nine's as well for a fraction of that Tom Ford label price.

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When it comes to dressing like Hov however, the key is in the accessories. Sporting limited edition Air Jordan's and watches coming close to $5 million a piece, Jay Z's accessory game might be beyond our spending limit, but lucky for us, Nike and Rocawear have alternatives just as fine as Hov's collection. Jay is also apparently a big fan of Stance socks, as he says in "F.U.T.W.," "This ain't grey sweat suits and white tube socks / This is black leather pants and a pair of Stance socks."

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No Jay Z outfit would be complete however, without his Yankees cap and a pair of sunglasses. "All black everything" might be Jay's biggest fashion statement, but if there's one staple accessory, it's his Ray-Ban Wayfarer's. If you really want to look like Hov himself, just never take these two items off.

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Yara Shahidi Might Be The Focus Of A 'Black-ish' Spinoff On ABC

The ABC hit comedy series, Black-ish, is currently enjoying the success of its third season. Now, ABC is looking to create a spinoff of the critically-acclaimed show starring cast member Yara Shahidi.

According to Deadline, series creator and executive producer Kenya Barris is working with the network and ABC studios on the new project, which will focus on Shahidi's character, Zoey Johnson, and her life in college. Larry Wilmore, who was the executive producer and show-runner on the first 13 episodes of Black-ish recently returned to ABC Studios with an overall deal after leaving to work on his Comedy Central late-night show.

Although we have seen many spinoff shows falter, this topic of transition isn't unfamiliar. We saw a similar transition in television shows when The Cosby Show's character Denise got her own series, A Different World, which also focuses on her move to college.

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Nick Cannon's NCredible1 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Supply Quality Sound At A Fair Price Point

Nick Cannon teamed up with RadioShack to launch the brand new NCredible headphone line. The sleek wireless over-the-ear headphone features a microphone, on-ear controls and a "modern sound."

The stylish headphones retail for $129 and come in red and matte black colorways. They are just the first product in what is expected to be an extensive line of products. RadioShack has additional headphones in store for the line, music creation products for DJs, and devices to help artists foster music more efficiently.

Cannon took on the Chief Creative Officer role for the company in December before the February launch of the headphones this year. The company delivers a quality product at a fair price point compared to its competitors in the industry. The headphones can be purchased on Amazon below.

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The package includes a plethora of items to maximize your music listening experience. The protective carry case includes a 3.5 mm audio cable, 6.3 mm audio plug, and a charging USB cable for bluetooth use. The wireless system works with Bluetooth enabled smartphones, tablets, laptops and mp3 players up to a 30 foot range, which is bests the range of its competitors.

NCredible1s pride themselves on their strong battery of 15 hours of listening time and a recharging time of less than two hours. The ear-cup features convenient and easy to use controls with standard play, pause, volume control buttons where you can even answer calls.

Nick Cannon says the timing is right, "Now as a member of the RadioShack family, I have taken years of experience as an artist to create the ultimate, best sounding and most comfortable headphones."

Vibe's Take:

Sonically, the NCredible1 brings it on the acoustics with lushes sounds that otherwise couldn't be heard with standard earbuds, allowing you to block out any outside noise. The Bluetooth capabilities make the headphones versatile, and at a fair price point the NCredble1 goes above and beyond what you would expect production wise. The sleek design features padding running along the top of the crown so your cranium is essentially on a pillow. The only minor complaint I have is the comfort around my ears. Granted we all have different shaped ears, but I had the thick earbuds on for over an hour my ears began to hurt a bit, forcing me to remove the headphones for while. However, this definitely won't be the case for all users. They are definitely worth the money -- and some.

Overall Grade: 8/10

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Three Small Bluetooth Speakers That Pack A Big Punch

Let’s be honest; music enhances just about any experience. The summer months call for impromptu get togethers that are deserving of a speaker that is as spontaneous as you are. We’ve sifted through dozens of options and narrowed it down to three great wireless Bluetooth speakers that are ready to go wherever life takes you.

1. Marshall Kilburn

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Having already made a name for themselves nearly 60 years ago making guitar amplifiers, the people at Marshall have branched out into the world of high-end Bluetooth audio. With 20 hours of music playback on a single charge, the Marshall Kilburn speaker is as portable and enduring as you need it to be for all of your daily (and nightly) adventures. The Kilburn is surprisingly loud for its size and features very balanced tone with defined, but not overpowering bass. The gold knob controls allow you to tweak both the bass and treble (for the discerning audiophile) and tailor the sound to your listening needs. Aesthetically, the Kilburn resembles a vintage guitar amplifier with a beautiful silver-face speaker cloth and the iconic Marshall logo. The Kilburn has a leather strap to top it all off, so you can carry it basically anywhere.

2. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay S3

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Bang & Olufsen, Danish purveyors of designer audio/video equipment, have brought us another fantastic speaker with the release of the Beoplay S3. The S3 is one of the smallest Bluetooth speakers that Bang & Olufsen currently offers, but don’t be fooled by its size; it is loud, really loud. And if you need it louder, you can purchase another S3 and pair it via Bluetooth for an even bigger sound. The Beoplay S3 features a beautiful, geometric silhouette with elegant lines, but if that’s not your thing, you can actually change the shape and color of the speaker in a matter of seconds (additional color "skins" are available for purchase). Bang & Olufsen certainly delivers with a product that gives a customizable, immersive listening experience at home, or on the go.

3. Harmon Kardon Onyx

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Harmon Kardon certainly separates itself from the masses with the Onyx Studio 2. Resembling a miniature satellite dish, the Onyx Studio 2 stands upright with the support of two copper-colored legs. The control buttons are seamlessly integrated into the rim of the speaker and follows the low-profile motif beautifully. On a single charge, the Onyx Studio 2 can play music at moderate volumes for up to five hours, and if you’re listening at home or near an outlet, you can plug it in so you don’t need to worry about running down the battery. The Onyx Studio 2 also features a microphone for incoming calls so you can take care of business and resume listening with the press of a button.

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