Monday, December 22, 2008

Alan Flusser on style

This is a world-renowned tailor and published author on men's style talking about style... Plain and simple, pay attention




There will be more of these types of videos in the future.... Oh yeah.. I picked this up at men.style.com

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BASQUIAT!!!



He would've been 48 years old... R.I.P.

(And now... A brief bio via wikipedia...)

Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist. He gained popularity first as a graffiti artist in New York City, and then as a successful 1980s-era Neo-expressionist artist. Basquiat's paintings continue to influence modern day artists and command high prices.
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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Neptunes Beat Bio

THIS IS THE SHIT THAT REMINDS ME WHY EXACTLY THE NEPTUNES ARE ARGUABLY THE GREATEST MUSIC PRODUCTION ACT OF MY GENERATION!!! OMG THIS SHIT IS ALL CRACK!!!

WELL DAMN (In the voice of Gucci Mane)



Dude got CROSSED!!!! UGH!!! LOL

N*E*R*D* "Sooner or Later" video



Arguably one of the best videos of the year... It goes hard and is inspiring during a time when hope is STILL needed (even though Obama IS Pres. now)

Happy Birthday Vic Lloyd!!!



This is a brief video recap of Chocago's Fashion King Vic Lloyd from the other day... It just so happened to be pretty dope.... Kinda makes me wanna move to Chicago even more

My heart melted when I saw this....



In September, Legacy Recordings released To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story, a three-cd + dvd collection spanning the legendary singer's career, from her debut on Little Girl Blue to her final recordings on A Single Woman. The dvd makes available for the first time a 1970 documentary of Simone, which is excerpted in the video above.

If you love me.. I'll be getting that documentary from you... It's only $30 on Amazon LOL

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Young Jeezy "Who Dat" video



This is pretty much my favorite video on the album... Shawty Red came hard on the beat and Jeezy came super hard on the lyrics and hook... One of my personal fave songs of 2008... ATL STAND UP!!!

I may give this a shot...



If you're reading this you have probably wondered in the past "How do I break into the lucrative and stable career field of music journalism?" Well, one answer is payola directly to the Online Editor, the other is to intern. As you can see in the video above, starring our one-time intern Sam Hockley-Smith, being our slave helper has its benefits, least of which is potential employment, as Sam can tell you because he is now our Associate Online Editor. The FADER Magazine and TheFADER.com are both seeking interns for the Spring 2009 semester, so if you think you've got what it takes, please email callforinterns@thefader.com with "Spring Intern 2009" and your preference of print or web in the subject line, along with a letter of interest or resumé in the body.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

CONGRATS CONSEQUENCE!!!

My boy Cons is now signed to Universal Motown... Let's pray that they promote and market him properly... Cuz dude is DEFINITELY the truth

Who knew these old guys were so funny??

In my fair city of St. Louis, MO, we call this "joaning" or "flaming" (the latter derived from the art of "roasting" someone... Typically done at a formal event delivered as a speech).... But the old school cats call it "the dozens" among others... Either way... this is funny as SHIT!! LOL

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Drake



Pay attention: GET FAMILIAR WITH DRAKE!!!! I'm considering doing regular posts of some of my favorite tracks by him or at least him featured on them..... Know your shit!! Cause I sure as hell do!!

Drake ft. Rich Boy- "Must Hate Money"

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Check Christmas Wishlist!!

Every man should dress like the best, but many don’t. For those who need a little help, they can pick up Esquire’s “The Handbook Of Style (A Man’s Guide To Looking Good)”. It provides vital information on everything from proper grooming to even simply getting dressed. Using plenty of examples from fashion icons like Andre’ 3000 to Frank Sinatra, The Handbook Of Style explains what goes together, what doesn’t, and how to care for your clothing. There is also a detailed history about many different looks. With this pick-up, you will definitely stand out from the crowd.

Remember when...???

Remember when Cassidy was a household hip-hop name and cats was always playing his freestyles?? Shit I do!!! And that's why I was happy to run cross this online today.... Hope you enjoy

What else must be said???




Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld has directed a high-budget 10-minute short film to pay homage to French fashion pioneer Coco Chanel. This glamorous silent film has premiered last week in Paris at the Le Ranelagh theater. Edita Vilkeviciute will portray the young Coco from 1913, when the legendary designer first set up shop. Along with Vilkeviciute, the film will feature model Brad Koenig, Lady Amanda Harlech and the actual workers from the Chanel atelier used as actors to keep the authenticity to the visuals. The mini-film was shot in two days outside of a Paris movie studio.

Hypebeast x Hypetrak x Judah x Mick Boogie Presents - Hype Club


The culture of Hype has transformed from clothing, sneakers and following blog entries to a full blown lifestyle. This lifestyle encompasses the way that one speaks, walks, dresses, what music one listens to, to how one carries themselves. Until the invention of Hypebeast and Hypetrak people who live this lifestyle where a loose band of taste makers and cool kids. Hypebeast and Hypetrak has brought together purveyors of Cool from all around the planet to form a society that we have anointed the Hype Club. The Hype Club has rules, guidelines and now a soundtrack for its loyal following, a mixtape entitled Hype Club.

Senior members of the Hypeclub, DJ Mick Boogie and producer Judah have tapped long time members Lil Wayne, Wale, U.N.I, GLC, along with junior up and coming members such as Nov Gannon, Milly July, Pat Piff, Dizzy, RatheMC, James Watts and Tyler the Creator amongst others to help explain exactly what it takes to be a Hype Club member and how one should carry themselves. The rallying call of Hype is all set to production provided by Judah, Santo Angelo and others. Chances are if you’re reading this right now you are interested in membership into the Hype Club. The first step is to download the mixtape from the link below and check out the track listing after the jump. Just remember the first rule…you don’t talk about Hype Club.

Hypebeast x Hypetrak x Judah x Mick Boogie - Hype Club

Nuw Musiq


Songs like this is what made me a fan from the jump.... Dude got crazy skills with the pen... Can't wait to cop the album

Musiq Soulchild- "DeserveUMore"

This is exactly why I'm a fan


I'm rather disappointed with the fact that Def Jam pushed his album back... But I can't wait till that album drops!!!! Here's another track by Terius "The Dream" Nash to hold you over

The Dream- "Rockin' That Thang"

Shout out to you big bro


My guy Vandalyzm is a sure fire BEAST!!! Trust me.... He's doing his thang out here... A pure business and musical motivation for me.... So i hope he won't hate me for sending you guys this link to download his album"Megatron Majorz" for FREE!!! $$$= 00.00

All I can say is be afraid of 2009!!!!

Kanye West Interview




FAM!!! I must say.... This dude's interviews are so FUCKING INSANE!!! This is how i became a fan of him.... Hova's little brother is STILL a voice to be heard. Whether you like his latest album or not!!

I must say I love this song


I slipped on the opportunity to hear it before Mercy did LOL but give this shit a listen.... it's pretty damn refreshing... and I dig the hook like CRAZY!!!

Common ft. Kanye West- Punch Drunk Love

Sunday, December 7, 2008

DRIZZY DRAKE I SEE YOU!!!!!

Every few years comes a new cat in the game that only folks that's hip fuck with.... and push him... But MUTHAFUCKAS DON'T LISTEN!!!!!!!! Drake is that guy for right now....

This is arguably my FAVORITE beat on Kanye West's "808's and Heartbreak" album (which should be on ALL Christmas wishlists!!), and my guy Drake pretty much snatched the track from Ye'.... Mercy disagrees with me but I feel like Drake did a better job on the track than Yeezy did....

Check it out yourself

And just for kicks.... Here's my dude Trey/ Drake's musical BFF with his version!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Award Tour 2008 Fall/Winter Look Book


The Award Tour presents it’s Holiday Collection in the form of “The Private Rebellion.” Drawing inspiration from classic Ivy League culture, the brand presents a mature and fresh assortment of shirts, crew-neck sweaters, hoodies, and knit beanies. Taking advantage of a collaboration with past Hypebeast contributor in photographer Devin Christopher, the new collection of clothing is presented in fittingly dramatic fashion on campus at Princeton University. The brand is dedicated to creating clothing for those who live every moment of life to its fullest potential. One glance at the antics on the Award Tour blog and it becomes clear that they follow their own brand initiatives. Based out of New Jersey, The Award Tour is in it’s second year of existence and has seen enormous growth since its introduction. The products are available world wide online and through select retailers viewable on The Award Tour website.




I'm a Member of the movement... You should be too

COMMISSARY x Mitchell & Ness Fitted Caps




Mitchell & Ness and Californian retailer Comissary have linked up on a series of fitted caps. Known predominately for their attention to throwback releases, Mitchell & Ness have been branching out more and more to include hat team-ups with select brands and stores. The caps feature some of Commissary’s known icons and logos including the executioner graphic. A total of three caps are available starting next week at Commissary’s two locations.

I ain't even on fitteds like that but I respect this fresh!!! You should too..

Mishka NYC 2009 Calendar by Ellen Stagg



Mishka NYC keeps you always guessing with their 2009 calendar shot by Ellen Stagg. Ellen Stagg has risen to prominence for her erotic photography involving both herself and others. The shoot was inspired by classic pin-up girl calendars seen in garages and features models such as Joanna Angel, Jelena Jensen and Justine Joli (upon a quick Googling, they’re all predominately porn stars). As a further accompaniment, each pin-up also includes a comic done by Jon Vermilyea who has been a regular mainstay for both Mishka and VICE magazine. Mishka also create a special t-shirt to go alongside the calendar. Both the calendar ($30 USD) and t-shirt ($32 USD) have begun shipping and when purchased together will retail for $50 USD.



A Closer Look at Colette



Hypebeast: "Catching up with colette’s creative director and buyer Sarah Lerfel, the International Herald Tribune gives us a closer look into the Wonderwall re-designed Parisian retail front. Not only did they re-introduce to upscale boutique to the fashion forward city of Paris, but give their visitors a treat with their excellent choice of designers an newly renovated sneakers selection. Check it out!"

This is one of my favorite stores in the entire world!!! Shout out to my French connect!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Johnny Cupcakes....

Check it out.... LOL.... My dude is CRAZY FRESH!!! Shout out to Bilal (My Paris connect!!)


Peep his store too

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I spoke too soon.. THIS is the laugh of my day!!!! LMAO!!



HHHHAAAAAAAAAAHHHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!

Laugh of my day LOL

She's simply GORGEOUS!!

Allow me to introduce you to Ms. Williams:


Check out her MySpace.... and download her "Perfect 10" Mixtape

Tom Sachs Exhibition at The Eiffel Tower Paris


Making more sense now is the Tom Sachs colette t-shirt previewed yesterday, as today we get a look at some images of Sach’s exhibition outside of The Eiffel Tower in Paris. Three of his over-sized pieces are showcased, all replicating crying kitty cats: Hello Kitty, Miffy, and My Melody. The works will be on display until November 2nd, 2008 so if your in Paris be sure to stop by and grab one of his shirts while your at it



Specail dedication to the ladies ;-D

Estelle "Come Over" ft. Sean Paul




Nice addition with Sean Paul on the feature tip...

The Battle Of Billboardsburg

ItsTheReal.com does it again! LOL Oh shit!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA


The Battle of Billboardsburg from jeff on Vimeo.

New T-Pain

I'm sure y'all saw my dude on BET a few months opening his performance to this track...

(I know I do and I SPAZZED OUT cuz I loved it!!!)... After my personal anticipation and hunting for MONTHS ON END for the track, I've finally found it....


T-Pain "Ringleader Man"

Them RudeBoyz is hilarious!!!



That's me on the phone (unseen).... and Phil (on camera)conversing about me and my cooking skills LMAO

The big homie is back at it again LOL

Well I'm a big big BIG fan of this guy...

YES!! This is Curren$y aka "Da Hot Spitta"!!

Former Lil' Wayne protege'..... This is my guy!!! So i'm gonna go ahead and post the links to listen to all of my favorite mixtapes by him!!!

"Higher Than 30,000 Feet"


"Fast Times at Ridgemont Fly"


"Fear & Loathing In New Orleans"


"Welcome To The Winners Circle"


"Fin..." (the end of his series)..... sorry. No cover art found for this one
:-/

Nothing else needs to be said...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

MAR$ is all about PROTON!!

I'm not sure if y'all are quite familiar with Proton or not... but they've got my co-sign.... Here's their review by the Fader:

"We're still not sure what to do with the label "hipster rap" because, umm, it just sounds stupid. However, Jon Caramanica, in his recent New York Times story on this strain of rap, briefly touched on these dudes' and ladies' descendance from Kanye and Andre 3000. Kanye obviously birthed the Midwest scene that includes the Cool Kids, Cudi and company. But it wasn't until we heard this new mixtape by Atlanta's Proton that we were convinced of Three Stacks' primogenitor status. Larry and Kamikazbi aka Thomasan (or their publicist) describe their music as "the missing link between Southernplayalistic and ATLiens" on their MySpace bio, so it's not like we had to work too hard to figure that out. But even their own description sells them short—the original songs on Red & Purple are actually pretty unique. Plus, with the cast of friends and crew contributing on here, it seems like there's a nice, new little scene developing once again in Atlanta, which can never be a bad thing. Download the tape below and get the tracklist after the jump."



I'm really loving their mixtape right now.... Hit up their MySpace. Friend them. And download the mixtape.... It's worth the time and money (LOL FREE!!!)

Sophia Fresh... You should be on 'em




Sophia Fresh "Drop It"

Produced by Drumma Boy (click on his name just in case you ain't familiar with my dude!!!)

Backup link

Shame on Yeezy... smh (tsk tsk tsk)

I remember when Kanye ran up onstage at the MTV Europe VMA's a few years ago when he bugged out for not winning the "Video of the Year" award



for "Touch The Sky"



...........and he snatched the mic from Justice on some other shit..... This is the video the they won for. Simian Mobile Disco vs Justice "We Are Your Friends"



and just think..... all of this just happened when I couldn't find an embedding code for my video of the day ( <----- click there!!)

Monday, October 20, 2008

808's & Heartbreaks drops in a little over a month




All I'm saying is.... Buy it!! This interview speaks for itself

SHOUT OUT TO V-I!!!

Big brotha Vic and his guys from the Chi laid this track down and shot a video for it... Rather beast if i may say so.... I gotta find an mp3 for the track to toss it on a CD... FUCK WIT ME VIC!!

Hell..... Imma post the link to the youTube video cuz i can't embed it oddly enough...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Join the Facebook fan page!!!


Become a Fan of me on Facebook!!!! Click on the link!!!

Revolver 10 Year Anniversary Party Recap

Taking place October 9th, Japanese label Revolver celebrated their 10th anniversary in the game. With Parisian personalities Ed Banger art director So-Me and La MJC on hand, the event featured performances by Kiri of Revolver, Miss Yulia, Busy P & So-Me (Ed Banger), Jean Nipon, the Dex Pistols, and Kavinsky Bobmo. Definitely a night to remember. Images of the event can be seen after the jump!







Wood Wood 2008 Fall/Winter T-Shirt Collection

Danish shop/label Wood Wood present some new t-shirt styles from their 2008 fall/winter lineup. The collections central theme revolves around space colonization, friendship, the apocalypse, chimps and astrology. Using only black and whites, each t-shirt focuses on the substance of each respective design rather than color usage..... FRESH NONETHELESS!!



Karl Lagerfeld x Le Petit Larousse 2009 Edition




Having already showcased the likes of Moebius and Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld was the natural choice to be featured in the 2009 edition of the Le Petit Larousse. The French reference book consists of a dictionary featuring common words and encyclopedia featuring proper nouns. Packaged in a elegant black box, the book pairs Lagerfeld’s portrait with a facsimile signature along the front. Le Petit Larousse is expected to release November 4th, 2008.

I'd hate to be her on my birthday!!! LOL

Sarah Palin got booed on my birthday in Philly!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


The Roots x Lil' Wayne "A Millie" Live




Here's the whole performance.... i was looking for an mp3 link.... but it looks like all of them are now gone (it IS available on iTunes though if you wanna pay your money LOL)-- "A Millie' vocals by ?uestlove

I also found a little video of him actually moving... so ya' know.... have fun kiddies!!!



And hell.... I'll even throw in a Weezy interview too LOL... Cuz MAR$ love's Y'ALL!!

Which one are you feeling more?? Wale vs Hova...



Sorry fam... But Wale's version of "Boyz" is way more fresha' then Hov's.....

GLC finally dropped his shit...



"I Ain't Even On Yet" was one of my favortie tracks on Kanye's "Can't Tell me Nothing" mixtape in 2007 that dropped before "Graduation"..... My main man GLC has finally dropped his video for it.... It's piff to say the least.. On some playa shit of course

Chopped and Screwed video= CRACK



The second single off of Thr33 Ringz from T- Pain.... It's called "Chopped and Screwed" and Ludacris is featured on the last verse.... The video follows the same concept of "Can't Believe It" which features Lil' Wayne.... Me and my dude Mercy deem the to be the "Put On" of R n B..... Doubt us if you dare!!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Throwback PIFF....

Slimm "Cutta" Calhoun and Andre 3000 "it's Ok"...... Probably one of the BEST player songs EVER... Shout out to the Dungeon Family.... Y'all some of my idols!!!

Foxy Brown ft. Kelis "Candy"

I was with my homegirl Marjani aka Nola today.... and we were vibing to music... It brought me to a Neptunes vibe!!! This is one of my FAVORITE Neptune's productions.... and on top of that it's SO sexy and SSSSOOOOOOO NY!!!

Enjoy :-)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Laugh of the day LOL

I just found this today.... LOL.... I've been a fan of Peaches AND this song for quite some time and I think I love THIS video the MOST... my homegirl says she ALWAYS thought Ms. Piggy was a whore... I think THIS solidifies it!!! ;-)


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Norman Connors "You Are My Starship"

And since I'm all about FLY SHIT!!!! I decided i'd bid the world a good evening with a special dedication to every pretty lady in the world with some classic shit... <*IN MAR$ WE TRUST!>

FREE GUUCI MANE!!!

I may not LOOK like a big Gucci Mane fan.... But I FUCKIN AM!!! I fucks wit Gucci cuz he's a REAL NIGGA!!! Anyways... My dude was sentenced to a year in Georgia Federal Prison earlier this month... I'm not down with that shit fam.... So i'm debating whether or not I should post something from Gucci every time I get mad about him being in jail or not... but while I'm debating i wanna leave y'all with my FAVORITE Gucci Mane freestyle!!! (Amd Shawty Lo in da back lookin HELLA UGLY ROTFLMAO).... Enjoy... and FREE GUCCI MANE LaFlare!!!

I really need to get this dance down... LOL

My FAVORITE new grouups: Hollyweerd, by way of Atl are probably the illest new guys out with a VERY refreshing sound!!! If I were you i'd check out their MySpace ASAP and download their FREE Edible Phat Mixtape..... I personally haven't stopped listening to it ever since it first dropped... It's currently #2 on my cd deck.... believe the HYPE!!

So do yo Weirdo Dance.... I know I'm practicing right now LOL

Ryan Leslie "Life Line'

Sorry.... but i'm in a serious music mood today!!! If y'all ain't hip (which many are) to R. Les.... you need to GET FAMILIAR!!! My dude executive produced Cassie's album..... he makes his own hits... dude is a Harvard grad and a FUCKING GENIUS.... LITERALLY!!!

FUNNIEST SHIT IN A LONG TIME!!!



I just came back to my blog recently... I personally saw this a WHILE ago.... but i wanted to share it with y'all.. this shit is HILARIOUS!!!

I had to do it...... Throwback rap battle



Fam this when I first heard of Reed Dollaz back in like... '06??? Anyways... dude came HARD!! Where the good battles at these days??? LOL

Monday, September 29, 2008

New Kanye!!! "Heartless" & Lyrics



The New Kanye West Unreleased Song
Album 808'S & Heartbreak Dec 16

(Lyrics)
In the night I hear it call,
The coldest story ever told,
Somewhere far along this road
He lost his soul,
To a woman so heartless
How could you be so heartless?

How could you be so
Play the beat yo!
Just remember that you talking to me ho
You better watch the way you talking to me ho
Yea, yeah I told you things that you aint told me
Yeah, yeah I know what you think that you aint know me
You got a whole bunch of shit you aint told me
Ayo I did some things but thats the old me
Now you dont wanna hear me baby
You gonna show me
So you walk round like you don't me
You got them new friends
Well Im your homie
But at the end its still so lonely

In the night I hear it call,
The coldest story ever told,
Somewhere far along this road
He lost his soul,
To a woman so heartless
How could you be so heartless?
How could you be so heartless?

How could you be so Dr. Evil
You bringing out a side of me that I dont know
I decided we might not speak so
Why we up til 3 a.m. on the phone?
Why would you be so mad at me for?
Homie I dont know shes hot and cold
I wont stop, wont mess my groove up
I already know how this things goes.
You run and tell your friends that ya leaving me
They say that they dont see what you see in me
You Wait a little while then you gon see
You'll never find nobody better than me! Tonight

In the night I hear it call,
The coldest story ever told,
Somewhere far along this road
He lost his soul,
To a woman so heartless
How could you be so heartless?
How could you be so heartless?

In the night I hear it call,
The coldest story ever told,
Somewhere far along this road
He lost his soul,
To a woman so heartless
How could you be so heartless?
How could you be so heartless?

Many Moons video!!



SHE'S BACK AT IT AGIAN!!! SEXY THANG!!

TAZ ARNOLD is Jesus' step son!!!




The latest from the TI$A crew comes in the form of a love ring seen usually rocked by producer/designer Taz Arnold. In only TI$A fashion, the piece features a neon color scheme with the word LOVE stamped across the front. They are available in six different colors and can be swooped up now at Choiceisyours.









I hope they'll be dropping a "Hate" version so i can get my Radio Raheem on!!! LOL