Thursday, February 18, 2010

Prada Spring/Summer Accessories 2010

Unless you have a Prada flagship store in your reach and a few commas in your bank account, I expect you to get the spin-offs from the likes of various stores in the mall. To those with the real shit: kudos.

Big K.R.I.T. : "No Wheaties" (feat. Curren$y & Smoke DZA)

Here is the latest leak off K.R.I.T.’s upcoming K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, dropping April 5th.

It's probably the smoothest victory song I've heard in ages. Download & listen here.

Best New American Menswear Designers, Fall 2010

It's that time again folks. The likes of (Andre 3000) Benjamin Bixby, (Justin Timberlake) William Rast and Shipley & Halmos have been mentioned in the past and have ALL went on to have acclaimed and successful brands. This year should result in the same.

For the full spread follow the link.

Countdown Special Comment: "Racial Discrimination Inherent in the Tea Party Movement"

I saw this the other evening and was quite touched by this. Maybe some of you will feel the same.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Happy Hour: 2/10/2010

I'm sorry about yesterday folks... I was a tad busy dealing with certain aspects of life and being as responsible as it's required... Like it's expected. So I didn't make it to post but I'm ALWAYS on Twitter!!! So you should follow me =)

Anywhom.... Happy Happy Hour folks!!! Here's my track of choice this evening!!! I couldn't wish you the best without some music to vibe to transitioning into your evening.... So here's "Bucktown" by Smif-N-Wessun. PARTAKE!!!

The Rudiez: "Married 2 The Money"

Them RudeBoyz is back at it again!!!

The first single off of the upcoming project just recently dropped and from what I'm hearing... The next mixtape should be "crazy"...

(prod. by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)

More info on the official Rudeboyz blog!!!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

"How To Make It In America" (Ep. 1)

The NYC version of "Entourage" starring the GOOD Music signee Kid Cudi has been rumored of production and then anticipated for quite some time now. It's supposed to drop on Valentine's Day on HBO but I came across an HQ leaked version.... I'm loading mine now.... Enjoy before I get hit with a lawsuit

Here's the mixtape as well.... Download accordingly.

Happy Hour: 2/8/2010

Well one again, it's that time of day where you sit back, burn one, sip something, or call up the beau and kick your evening off.... Enjpy my favorite track off the "Smokee Robinson" mixtape

And if yo plan on chillin' in front of the TV today, here's Complex's TV picks for the day. I'll be forgetting Sarah.....

Drake Announces 25-Date College Tour

"See you in a year Weezy"

The tour kicks off April 6 at Eastern Illnois University with stops at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival as well as Penn State, Furman and New Jersey's Bamboozle Festival.
For more information and tickets visit
The tour dates for Drake's “Away From Home” tour are below.

Charleston, IL
Eastern Illinois University

Columbus, OH
Private Location

State College, PA
Penn State University

Boston, MA
Private Location

Lock Haven, PA
Private Location

East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University

Rochester Hills, MI
Oakland University

Morgantown, WV
West Virginia University

Orlando, FL
University Central Florida

Greenville, SC
Furman University


New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Kansas City, MO
University of Missouri – Kansas City

Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky

Lowell, MA
University Mass Lowell

Syracuse, NY
Private Location

Boston, MA
Private Location

East Rutherford, NJ
Bamboozle Festival

Worcester, MA
Holy Cross

Towson, MD
Towson University

Cheney, PA
Cheyney University

Ithaca, NY
Private Location

Plymouth, NH
Private Location

Terry Richardson Shoots 2010 Pirelli Calendar

The Making of the 2010 Pirelli Calendar by Terry Richardson from Rafael Rubira on Vimeo.

Dreamer (of Hollyweerd): "Lost in Constellation" (feat.: Bill Clinton) (prod. Operation ADD)

Download: "Lost in Constellation"

Tom Ford Eyewear 2010 Spring Campaign

Style is one of the key components to contribute to a man's legend. I'll say it and I'll stick with it. Keep it proper. Details on Hypebeast.

J.Crew x Fenton/Fallon ‘Carrington’ Necklaces

J. Crew has been on the serious come-up lately- and that push from Obama's wife wasn't so bad for the brand's image either- so I must commend them one yet another job/collaboration well-done. More details on Highsnobette.

ItsTheReal: "They Reminisce Over Ye"

They Reminisce Over Ye from jeff on Vimeo.

One of my favorite online comedy crews is back!!! In this webisode they pay tribute to Kanye West and his death (....... of award show appearances..........) while dressed in "all black everything" & bashing Taylor Swift. Enjoy.

Celtek x Justin Bennee | Crooklyn Glove

This glove is fly. Hands down. But I can't rock it. Just cuz I feel like it's really something a chick in to streetwear should cop. But who am I to judge?

Snatch one up here.

The Vice Guide To Travel: Liberia

We as Americans don't always take the time to pay attention to what goes on across the globe. Hell, we hardly pay attention to ourselves as a nation. But this is Black History Month so I want folks to grow more conscious about Africa, the Motherland. It's depressing, but a reality. Viewer discretion advised:

For further viewing of this 8-part series, click here.

Lacoste Red! & Liberty of London S/S 2010

As of lately I'm sure several of you have realized a more refined aesthetic in men's fashion year after year. The approaching warmer months will be taking us in the same direction.

Lacoste Red!

Liberty of London

Check out both Lacoste Red! and Liberty of London respectully in detail on Hypebeast

Electrik Red: "Im That Chick"

My favorite girl group- backed by The Dream & Tricky (Radio Killa imprint)- is Electrik Red if you ain't know. They're ALL sexy, sassy and stylish. Not to mention they actually got a certain air of confidence about them that'll make even the most secure man feel like he has to overcompensate for something. Sometimes a woman that can out a man in his place is sexy. They are an example.

Curren$y x DJ Don Cannon Present: "Smokee Robinson, Vol. 1"

After hours of anticipation, impatience and lack of sleep the Smokee Robinson mixtape has dropped. On top of that, I'm pretty sure Spitta & Cannon is poppin' bottles in MIA celebrating a victory for the South. Curren$y & Cannon both have acknowledged that they've twisted up. So enjoy your slumber and have the iPods ready in the AM. Tracklist and download link below.

Download: Smokey Robinson, Vol. 1

New Orleans Saints Win Super Bowl XLIV

Home to my favorite women and the best weed that side of the Mississippi, I congratulate the city of New Orleans and the NFL Champion, New Orleans Saints. You all deserve the title and you worked hard for it.

Here's ESPN's Super Bowl 44 blog for around-the-clock coverage.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Tonight's Prime Time Must-Sees

With the threat of a severe snow storm involving MOST of America East of the Mississippi (and rain to add insult to injury) it doesn't look like many folks will be stepping out until tomorrow when shies will be clear again. I wish you all a lovely weekend and here are Complex's TV Picks of the Day along with a special treat in honor of February- the month that holds claim to Valentine's Day and Black History Month- for the lovers out there.

"A Blues For Nina" off of Love Jones- the greatest African-American romance film ever.

"A Walk Through Fort Greene" Trailer

I snagged this off Hypebeast.

A Walk Through Fort Greene - TRAILER from Diane Paragas on Vimeo.

"The upcoming full-length documentary A Walk Through Fort Greene discusses the massive Black arts movement that began back in the mid 1980s all the way through the 1990s. The story is narrated by director Nelson George as he takes a look into the catalyst for the movement as well as its development and unfolding. Some influential entertainers make appearances including Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Rosie Perez, Vernon Reid, Carl Hancock Rux, Saul Williams, Lorna Simpson, Alva Rogers, Kevin Powell, and Bill Stephany among others.

Directors: Nelson George & Diane Paragas
Writer: Nelson George
Editor: Diane Paragas
Cinematography: Diane Paragas, Francisco Aliwalis
Music: Dreaming in Fort Greene by Poogie Bell
Producer: Nicole Nelch

Source: LTD MAG "

Maison Martin Margiela 23-kt Gold Plated Ring Set

So I'm doing my normal shit (surfin' the net looking at clothes and listening to music) and I came across this ring set. I immediately read what's up with it and was completely sold on the designer label alone.

M3 does it again and I'm not surprised one bit. More details on HighSnobette.

But.... If You're About Breaking Hearts

A man knows how to start something as well as finish it so if you plan on dumping the honey on V-Day (or anytime soon) here's a few pointers to handle the task.

A Man's Guide to Surviving Valentine's Day 2010

Not everybody can fly wifey to Paris at the swipe of a black piece of plastic for a show so GQ has mapped out a fine list of tips and suggestions for the baller and the guy on a budget alike. It's worth the click (or effort) to make a pretty little something smile on that day. If you play your cards right, sex is a given. But so will the massages and a few extra tricks LOL

Click the link.

Curren$y: "Visions"

Curren$y's next mixtape "Smokey Robinson" drops on Super Bowl Sunday.

VISION from Creative Control on Vimeo.

"And the big homie said he still got visions of the rooftop..."~ Curren$y

Rihanna's Grammy manicure tops most

Many of you may or may not know but I don't like her at all. Though she and I have had our differences in the past I've decided to be the bigger man and remove my ban of her from my blog. I probably won't cover her much outside of fashion but I'll give y'all a link to find her yourself.

Read more on HighSnobette.

Prepidemic's January Edition

One of my favorite online magazines, Prepidemic, recently dropped their top picks of the past month of January. Follow the link and enjoy your lives.

Goodnight folks. Cheers. Now I leave you with "I Fall In Love Too Easily" by the Miles Davis Quintet (1967).

OBEY x Artists for Peace & Justice "Haiti Relief" Tees

Studio Number One’s Cleon Peterson, Casey Ryder and Shepard Fairey created an iconic Haiti image from a photograph by Tao Ruspoli , who was able the capture the endless sense of wonder and hope in the eyes of children, who some might say have no reason to smile. The challenging beauty is that the children of Haiti still do...

More info on HighSnobette.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Complex's Girl Power Rankings: 2/4/2010

"Complex" magazine's website/blog drops their weekly power rankings for our celebrity idols, crushes and role models (for the estrogen-induced readers).

Opening Ceremony x Levi’s Cords Collection

I refuse to let another year get by me without buying some cords that fit me right. This collection may be what I need to prepare for. More info on Hypebeast.

The North Face Purple Label Medium Day Pack & Fanny Pack

North Face is back at it again with another dope ass collab. More details and purchase possible at ARK Standard. I love backpacks. Been doing it since 3rd grade.

Rihanna at Superbowl rehersal

I'll admit I don't like her, her music, OR her image per se' at all but I can't even front, her stylist is a fucking genius and she does have sex appeal.

But most whores tend to ALWAYS have some sort of sex appeal. So who am I kidding?

Super Bowl on Sunday

My main man Lonnie Lynn aka Common narrated this gem for Gatorade in honor of the playoffs. I'm sure it'll be shown on Sunday at least one god time.

New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts
Sunday, February 7, 2010 - 6:25pm ET on CBS

For day-by-day coverage of the Saints, Colts and any other team in the league check out

Patton Oswald Interview in GQ

One of my favorite comedians that I've recently (over the past few years) actually discovered the genius of was interviewed in GQ's blog "The Verge".....

In one way or another we all have probably witnessed a bit of his genius (rumor has it he's getting a lot of work as a writer) so here's a little treat. The link to the interview after the jump.

Patton Oswald interview.

Kooley High: "Solitude" (feat. Median)

A new little track I came across while skimming on 2dopeboyz this evening. It's off their upcoming project Eastern Standard Time.

DOWNLOAD: Kooley High – Solitude f. Median (prod. Foolery)

GQ Trend Report: 13 You Need to Know Now

Sammy Davis to Miles. Michael Caine to Pharrell. An imperative trait of a true gentleman is being well-dressed. It boost confidence, sex appeal, and heightens public perception of you. Besides that, nobody will disrespect your dead body and dress you badly in your coffin.

That being said, GQ just dropped their top trends for the upcoming Autumn/ Winter season. I've got a few favorite picks and you all can click on the link to see what's up for everything else.

Ayomari & TiRon: "Ms. Right"

Freida Pinto: My weekend love

"While Ayomari & TiRon finish up their upcoming projects (PB&J x Mustard, respectively), the duo bang out a track over some MF DOOM production about the perfect chick. " - 2dopeboyz

Welcome Back MAR$IAH!!!!!

Whattup world?? It's been a minute. How y'all been?? I've missed y'all so much I wanna share a little "Ha Ha" with you....