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Kanye West Addidas Yeezy Boosts Win Shoe of the Year Award [Video]

A congratulations are in order to Ye and it’s not for the birth of his second child.

Kanye West’s Addidas Yeezy Boosts 350 won “Shoe of the Year Award!” While his fashion line may not be that attractive, looks like his shoe game is on point.

The “Yeezus” rapper was presented the award on Wednesday night in New York City. After accepting the “Shoe of the Year Award” he went on to share his love for his family with wife Kim Kardashian and his excitement about the new addition to family at the 29th annual Footwear News Achievement Awards 2015.

“I’m waiting on my son to arrive any day now and I look at my daughter and I look at my wife and she’s rich, and I don’t plan on being broke.”

Known for his elaborate dialogue, Kanye’s acceptance speech lasted about 20 minutes. Is anyone really surprise? Watch it below!

Drake to Collaborate with ‘Top Chef Masters’’ Susur Lee for Toronto Restaurant, Fring’s

Looks like being one of the best rappers out (currently) isn’t the only thing on Drake’s agenda. The “Back to Back” rapper has allegedly teamed up with “Top Chef Masters’” Susur Lee for a new restaurant called Fring’s!

Fring’s and will be located in Drake’s hometown of Toronto. Based on Drake’s Instagram post, he will become a restaurant owner sooner rather than later.

Them boys up to something @levibentlee @ovogelo @kaibentlee1 @susurlee #FRINGS @fringstoronto

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Lee and the Toronto rapper hosted an event to promote Fring’s, which pretty much confirms the new restaurant is really in the works. In a statement to Now Toronto, the former “Top Chef Master” contestant stated, “We haven’t really figured it out yet. We’re still testing and tasting, you know. Good things take time.”

Akon to Provide Electricity in Africa with, ‘Akon Lighting Africa’

Akon will be giving back to his homeland of Africa in a big way.

The hip hop star is launching his “Akon Lighting Africa” academy, with an effort to provide solar power to over 600 million Africans.

In addition to electricity the “Akon Lighting Africa” academy will also provide jobs, as people will receive training on how to install and maintain solar powered systems.

Samba Bathily, co-founder of the project said, ” “We have the sun and innovative technologies to bring electricity to homes and communities. We now need to consolidate African expertise and that is our objective.”

Bathily continued, “We are investing in human capital. We can achieve great milestones and accelerate the African transformation process on condition that we start training a new generation of highly qualified African engineers, technicians and entrepreneurs now.”