Morning Uristocrat: R.I.P. Jerry Leiber & Nick Ashford, Kanye West & Amy Winehouse, latest on Street fashion and more…

Street Fashion has gone nuts

Songwriter Nick Ashford Dies; Had Throat Cancer
Nick Ashford, one-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson that penned elegant, soulful classics for the likes of Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye and funk hits for Chaka Khan and others, died Monday at age 70, his former publicist said.
Source: NPR

R.I.P. Songwriting Legend Jerry Leiber
Rolling Stone reports that Jerry Leiber, one half of the legendary songwriting team Leiber and Stoller, has died of unknown causes at the age of 78.
Source: Pitchfork

MUST-HEAR: KANYE WEST’S RENDITION OF AMY WINEHOUSE’S BACK TO BLACK
Kanye West is definitely no stranger to emotion and I believe that his storytelling paired with his ability to translate his feelings into song is why he is one of the world’s most revered artists. He does also get himself into quite a bit of trouble for speaking his mind and going against the status quo, but I actually respect him for doing so, though sometimes holding back might have been in his best interest.
Source: Urbansybaris

Yo, Your “Street Style” is Buggin’
Yeah, it’s awesome that fashion influence moved from the runway to the street thanks to savvy bloggers and Everyman photographers. Only one problem: The streets are now more contrived than the runway ever was
Source: GQ