Thursday, July 31, 2008

HILARIOUS FELLOWS

DERRICK COMEDY IS A BUNCH OF CRAZYKIDS WHO MET AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY IN A SKETCH COMEDY GROUP AND NOW CREATE FUNNY ONLINE VIDEO SKETCHES. THE GROUP IS MAINLY COMPRISED OF 5 PEOPLE, BUT MY 3 FAVORITES ARE:

DOMINIC DIERKES: improviser, stand-up comedian, and writer based in New York City. He earned a B.F.A. in Film and Television Production from NYU and currently tours the country as a stand-up comic.

DONALD GLOVER: (hilarious): comedian and comedy writer based in New York City. He’s an alumnus of New York University and studied Dramatic Writing at Tisch School of the Arts. He is a writer on NBC's "30 Rock" for his mainstream gig.

DC PIERSON: Originally from Phoenix, AR, he graduated from the Dramatic Writing department of NYU in the spring of 2007 with a degree in writing for television.
ALL THESE GUYS ARE SHEER HILARITY AND JUST RECENTLY WRAPPED FILMING THEIR FIRST MOVIE "MYSTERY TEAM," WHICH I'M TOTALLY EXCITED FOR. CHECK SOME OF THEIR FUNNIEST VIDEOS BELOW....

GUNS:


WQXR THE COOL BREEZE:


BRO RAPE:



KEYBOARD KID:

DESIGNERS INSPIRE #3: CHIE MIHARA

CHIE MIHARA IS MY WONDER SHOE WOMAN. SHE EASED FROM ONE GREAT EXPERIENCE IN THE SHOE DESIGN ARENA TO THE OTHER, AND HER WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE HAS LED HER TO CREATE THE BOMB SHOE EPONYMOUS LINE.   MIHARA WAS BORN IN PORTO ALEGRE, BRASIL IN 1968, HER PARENTS BOTH JAPANESE. SHE STUDIED FASHION DESIGN IN KYUSHYU DESIGN GAKKUINA AND WORKED FOR JUNKO KOSHINO AS A DESIGN ASSISTANT. AFTER HER MIGRATION TO NYC, SHE STUDIED AT F.I.T. AND HELD AN INTERNSHIP AT ENESLOW, AN ORTHOPEDIC SHOE STORE. HER STRUCTURAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE FOOT AND ITS PROBLEMS ALLOWS HER TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL, UNIQUE AND COMFORTABLE SHOES.  I NOTICED THAT WITH MIHARA'S SHOES, IT'S MORE ABOUT THE DETAILS OF THE DESIGN THAT ELEVATE THE SHOE, AND IT'S A DEFINITE PLUS THAT DONT LOOK TOO COMFORTABLE, LOL. IF YOU'RE FINANCIALLY LACKING LIKE ME,  JUST USE MIHARA'S CREATIONS AS INSPIRATION FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP TO STEVE MADDEN OR THE THRIFT SHOP. AND FOR YOU REMAINING RICH ASSES, JUST COP THE SHOES SO I CAN LIVE VICARIOUSLY TROUGH YOU, LOL.  





















1.) AIMI SHOE






STAY STYLISH & COMFORTABLE THIS FALL!!!!:)

WHY DIDN'T THEY PREVIEW THIS @ COMIC-CON?? LOL.

IDW Publishing will be releasing a comic series surrounding the life & times of Sen. Barack Obama.  Granted, they will be releasing one of both presidential candidates, but who really cares about John "old & seedy" McCain?  If ownig these comics really interest you, but you're a real person on the go, try the mobile download and u can enjoy a comic biography in between board meetings!  OBAMA FEVER YALL.....

A LITTLE FACE TIME

FOR THIS FACE TIME 1ST POST, I WANT TO INTRODUCE U GUYS (& DOLLS) TO THE BASICS OF FACIAL CARE. TO MAINTAIN AN EVEN SKIN TONE AND KEEP YOUR PORES CLEAN YOU SHOULD DO THREE THINGS AT LEAST;
- WASH: remove all the dirt and free radicals from your face. this has neutralized your skin's pH balance, so you will have to then
- TONE: to restore your pH balance to a 4.2-5.6. and finally
- RESTORE: moisturize your skin to maintain and protect.

CHECK MY FAVORITE LINE, ORIGINS BELOW WITH THE SYSTEM FOR EACH SKIN TYPE.I LOVE ORIGINS BECAUSE IT'S MADE WITH A LOT OF NATURAL INGREDIENTS (it wont get your skin addicted like PROACTIVE, lol.)AND THERE PRODUCTS WORK WONDERS!! CHECK OUT WHAT THEY HAVE FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE BELOW.

1.) CHECKS & BALANCES CLEANSER
2.) PURE CREAM CLEANSER
3.) MINT WASH CLEANSER
4.) A PERFECT WORLD TONER
5.) UNITED STATE TONER
6.) OIL REFINER TONER
7.) NEVER SAY DRY MOISTURIZER
8.) A PERFECT WORLD MOISTURIZER
9.) MATTE SCIENTIST MOISTURIZER

SO LET'S GET FRESH FACED FOR FALL! :)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I SO AGREE WITH THIS BILL...

REP. BARNEY FRANK ANNOUNCED HIS PROPOSITION OF THE "MAKE ROOM FOR SERIOUS CRIMINALS" BILL. ITS A LAW THAT ENDS FEDERAL PENALTIES FOR PEOPLE CAUGHT WITH UNDER 100 GRAMS OF WEED. HECLAIMS THAT MARIJUANA USERS SHOULD THE SAME RIGHTS AS ALCOHOL USERS (i agree). IT'S GREAT TO SEE COUNTIES BEING MORE LENIENT TOWARD US "MARIJUANA USERS" lol. CHECK HIS PROCLAMATION THAT HE WAS GOING TO PROPOSE THE LAW ON THE BILL MAHER SHOW.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

THE GIRL, ZADIE!!

THE BEAUTIFUL ZADIE SMITH IS A NOVELIST ORIGINALLY FROM BRENT, LONDON. SHE ATTENDED KINGS COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY WHERE SHE PUBLISHED HER FIRST COUPLE OF SHORT STORIES IN A STUDENT COLLECTION. THESE STORIES GARNERED THE ATTENTION OF SOME PUBLISHERS AND SHE WAS SOON COMMISSIONED TO COMPOSE HER FIRST NOVEL, WHITE TEETH. I LOVED THIS NOVEL AND HAVEN'T HAD THE CHANCE TO READ HER SECOND NOVEL, AUTOGRAPH MAN BUT WAS SUPER PSYCHED TO READ HER THIRD ENTITLED ON BEAUTY. I'M TELLING YOU, HER NOVELS ARE DEFINITELY A GOOD READS SO CHECK HER OUT!! CLICK ON THE COVERS BELOW TO ORDER A COPY:)







ALSO CHECK OUT ZADIE'S BROTHER DOC BROWN, A LONDON BASED MC WHOSE ALBUM IS ABOUT TO DROP. WHAT A TALENTED FAMILY!!

NIKE + QUESTLOVE = AIR QUESTO

GENTLEMEN, MAY I INTRODUCE TO YOU THE NIKE "AIR QUESTO" RED EDITION. THESE FIERY KICKS ARE BEING RELEASED IN AUGUST. I HATED THE SITE I SAW THEM ON, HAD A VERY DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE SHOE AND THEY THOUGHT THE PROFILE SILHOUETTE OF QUESTLOVE WAS A"FEMALE CARTOON." SIGH, NEEDLESS TO SAY, I'LL NEVER BE GOING THERE AGAIN. ANYWAYS, I LOVE THE CEMENT TEXTURE ON THE GREEN (JUST LIKE RECENT JORDANS) AND THAT GOOLD SWOOSH IS "POPPIN' OFF" LOL. I BETTER SEE QUESTLOVE WEARING THESE!:)

Monday, July 28, 2008

GNARLS BARKLEY, BABY.

THIS IS THE VIDEO FOR GNARLS BARKLEYS "WHO'S GONNA SAVE MY SOUL." I love the lil bleeding singing heart......or maybe I was a little grossed out.....

Sunday, July 27, 2008

BOUDOIR BOOST

HEY LADIES, LET'S SEE WHAT'S GOIN' ON UNDER THOSE CLOTHES....I KNOW THE FELLAS AREN'T COMPLAINING;) OK LOOK UNDER YOUR SHIRT AND THINK BACK TO WHAT PAIR OF PANTIES YOU SLIPPED ON TODAY (if any, u skank, lol). ARE THEY:
A. GREY
B. REACHING YOUR BELLY BUTTON
C. RIDDLED WITH HOLES
D. ALL OF THE ABOVE

IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS, THAT'S A DAMN SHAME AND PLEASE REFER TO THIS BOUDOIR BOOST BELOW. LET'S SEE IF I CAN HELP U COMBINE COMFORT WITH DROP DEAD SEXINESS. YOUR WELCOME, GUYS.

1.SPANX LACE TRIM CAMISOLE
2.LACE TRIANGLE BRA
3.ISABELLA BRA & THONG
4.SHEER RIBBONS BRA & HIPSTER
5.PERFECT FIT SEDUCTION THONG
6.CONVERTIBLE BRA
7.JONESY PLAID THONG


GOODTIMES....:)

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS FATHERHOOD COMMERCIAL.

OOOHHHHHHHH WTF

WHY DO THESE EXTRA-PORTLY WHITE JAWNS KEEP DOING THIS TO US/THEMSELVES? THERE MUST BE A DEMAND FOR THIS IN SOME SEX GENRE????MAYBE????? OH GOODNESS...

OH JOHN MCCAIN, YOU'RE TERRIBLE.

JOHN "I WAS HELLA OLD IN THE 60S" MCCAIN IS A SEEDY ASS INDIVIDUAL. HOW ABOUT HE LEAVES HIS WIFE AND KIDS FOR A FOXY BLONDE 18 YEARS HIS JUNIOR, HELLA RICH AND HER DADDY HAD THE POLITICAL HOOK-UPS? CHECK OUT THIS ARTICLE I WAS READING, I KNOW IT'S A LONG READ, BUT IT'S JUICY SO STICK WITH IT! LAZY ASS....
The 71-year-old former US Navy pilot pays warm tribute to his beautiful blonde wife, Cindy, with whom he has four children. But there is another Mrs McCain who casts a ghostly shadow over the Senator’s presidential campaign. She is seldom seen and rarely written about, despite being mother to McCain’s three eldest children....She is McCain’s first wife, Carol, who was a famous beauty and a successful swimwear model when they married in 1965. She was the woman McCain dreamed of during his long incarceration and torture in Vietnam’s infamous ‘Hanoi Hilton’ prison and the woman who faithfully stayed at home looking after the children and waiting anxiously for news. But when McCain returned to America in 1973 to a fanfare of publicity and a handshake from Richard Nixon, he discovered his wife had been disfigured in a terrible car crash three years earlier. Her car had skidded on icy roads into a telegraph pole on Christmas Eve, 1969. Her pelvis and one arm were shattered by the impact and she suffered massive internal injuries. In order to save her legs, surgeons had been forced to cut away huge sections of shattered bone, taking with it her tall, willowy figure. Through sheer hard work, Carol learned to walk again. When John McCain came home from Vietnam, she had gained a lot of weight and bore little resemblance to her old self...When McCain – his hair turned prematurely white and his body reduced to little more than a skeleton – was released in March 1973, he told reporters he was overjoyed to see Carol again. But friends say privately he was ‘appalled’ by the change in her appearance. At first, though, he was kind, assuring her: ‘I don’t look so good myself. It’s fine.’... In 1979 – while still married to Carol – he met Cindy at a cocktail party in Hawaii. Over the next six months he pursued her, flying around the country to see her. Then he began to push to end his marriage.Carol and her children were devastated....

OH MCCAIN, YOU'RE TERRIBLE AND ARE SOOOOO NOT THE NEXT PRES. TO READ MORE ABOUT CAROL AND WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY ABOUT MCCAIN'S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN GO HERE. AND ANOTHER GOOD ARTICLE ON THE INADEQUACY OF MCCAIN HERE.

M.I.A. IS ENGAGED!! AND SHE'S RETIRING :(


OH THIS IS JUST TOO SAD TO CELEBRATE. MY GIRL M.I.A. IS ENGAGED TO BENJAMIN BREWER, LEAD SINGER OF THE BAND THE EXIT AND SON OF WARNER MUSIC GROUP CEO EDGAR BROFMAN. THE 30 YEAR OLD "BAMBO BANGA," REAL NAME MATHANGI ARULPRAGASAM, HAS GARNERED LEGIONS OF FANS, INCLUDING MYSELF. I MEAN, CONGRATS BUT WTF, I NEEDS ME SOME M.I.A!! I'M SURE THERE ARE ALOT OF PEOPLE OUT THER WHO FEEL THE SAME (I HEARD HER CONCERTS WERE THE BOMB), AND IT'S HEARTBREAKING TO SEE HER DEPART AFTER RELEASING JUST 2 ALBUMS. SHE CANCELLED HER EUROPEAN TOUR DUE TO EXHAUSTION AND ANNOUNCED THAT SHE WAS PERFORMING HER FINAL SHOW @ THE BONNAROO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL IN TENNESSEE. (AS I STAVE BACK TEARS) M.I.A. WILL BE MISSED ON THE MUSIC SCENE FOR SURE, WHOS LEFT SANTOGOLD? I DON'T QUITE BELIEVE IN THAT BATCH YET. THOSE ARE SOME PRETTY BIG SHOES TO FILL.....

IN MEMORY OF ROCKING OUT TO THE LATEST M.I.A.
WITH MY C.L.A.T.A. GIRLS


"BAMBOO BANGA"

What I Got (Bonus Track) - M.I.A.

"10 DOLLAR"

10 Dollar - M.I.A.

"WHAT I GOT"

What I Got (Bonus Track) - M.I.A.

"PAPER PLANES"

Paper Planes - M.I.A.

HUSSEL FT. AFRIKAN BOY

Hussel (Featuring Afrikan Boy) - M.I.A.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

DESIGNERS INSPIRE #2 eubiQ-ny


DESIGNER SHIRLEY LEE CROSSES STREETWEAR AND A NEW MILLENNIUM EDGE IN HER LINE EUBIQ-NY. ABANDONING HER CAREER IN THE CORPORATE WORLD, LEE BEGAN DESIGNING FOR HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND OVER TIME HER DESIGNS BLOSSOMED INTO A LEGITIMATE BUSINESS. THE NAME EUBIQ-NY DERIVES FROM UBIQUE THE LATIN ROOT WORD FOR UBIQITOUS. THE STURDY SILHOUETTES IN HER JACKETS WOULD ACCENT ANY GUY. PLUS, THEY LOOK PRETTY WARM, LOL. HER PIECES ARE VERY MINIMALISTIC, YET IT'S THE CLEVER DETAILS THAT MAKE THEM UNIQUE. LADIES, YOU LOVE A NICE SLEEK JACKET ON YOUR MAN (or any man) THAT DOES NOTHING BUT COMPLIMENT? TAKE A HINT FELLAS, THIS HAS BEEN A DESIGNERS INSPIRE.

COOL MIX FOR COOL KIDS #2

HERE'S SOME SHIT I'M LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW.  DO YOU GUYS LISTEN TO MUSIC THAT REFLECTS WHATS GOIN ON IN YOUR LIVES? OR MAYBE THATS JUST ME...ANYWAYS, ENJOY :)

"SANDCASTLE DISCO" by SOLANGE

Sandcastle Disco (FuLL) - Solange

"WALK AROUND" by GHOSTFACE KILLAH
"OCEANIA" by BJORK ft. KELIS

Oceania (Radio Mix featuring Kelis) - Björk & Kelis

"FEELIN GOOD" by NINA SIMONE

"ROYAL FLUSH" by OUTKAST ft. RAEKWON

Royal Flush - Outkast

"CRASH INTO ME" by DAVE MATTHEWS BAND


THERE YOU HAVE IT, A SAMPLING OF MY ECLECTIC IPOD:)  LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU GUYS ARE LISTENING TO!

Friday, July 25, 2008

OH REALLY O'REILLY?

OUR FAVORITE LAME.BRAIN BILL O'REILLY RESPONDED TO NAS' PETITION TO FOX NEWS. IF YOU ASK ME (even if you don't ask me) HE'S A BLITHERING IDIOT. DECIDE FOR YOURSELVES...

WHEN A SLY FOX ATTACKS

 SOME EVENING UNCLE TOM FOOLERY FOR YOU GUYS. ENJOY.

TALIB KWELI, THE RAPPER'S RAPPER.

AWESOME. THERE'S A NEW DOCUMENTARY BY NON-STOP MOVIES, BASED ON TALIB KWELI. I'M REAL EXCITED TO SEE THIS, BE CAUSE TALIB IS DEFINITELY AN UNDERRATED LYRICIST. DAVE CHAPPELLE, ?UESTLOVE, MF DOOM, JEAN GRAE AND OTHER HIPHOP LUMINARIES ARE FEATURED IN THE PIECE IN HONOR OF KWELI. CHECK THE TRAILER BELOW AND SOME OF MY FAVORITES SONGS BY TALIB KWELI:)



"LOVE LANGUAGE" FT. LES NUBIANS
Love Language - Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek ft. Les Nubians

"GET BY"

PAINTING ON WALLS!!

"PICTURES ON WALLS" IS AN INDEPENDENT COLLECTIVE IN LONDON FOUNDED BY ARTISTS. IT PROVIDES YOUNG TALENTED ARTISTS WITH A PLATFORM TO CREATE AND SELL THEIR ART THATS WAY MORE FINANCIALLY ACCESSIBLE FOR THE ARTIST AND CUSTOMER. I POSTED SOME OF MY FAVORITE WORKS, BUT FEEL FREE TO VISIT THEIR SITE AND IMAGINE DECKING OUT YOUR FUTURE BOMB-ASS APARTMENT!

1. BLACK GOLD OF THE SUN by MODE 2


2. SCOPED by MODE 2

3. PANDA'S ROCK by PURE EVIL

4. FUNERAL by REMENTER

C.L.A.T.A: TIARA WILES EVERYBODY!!!

C.L.A.T.A: TIARA WILES EVERYBODY!!!

C.L.A.T.A: LAST CALL FOR SUMMER

C.L.A.T.A: LAST CALL FOR SUMMER

THE REALEST MC....AND I QUOTE.

LUCKY SEVEN A SMART & TALENTED LYRICIST FROM BUFFALO, NY, IS A HOWAR DUNIVERSITY STUDENT ON THE VERGE OF GREATNESS. ALONG WITH HIS TEAM HOWHOOD UNIVERSITY, SEVEN USES HIS IN HOUSE PRODUCTION TEAM TO FIND HIS UNIQUE SOUND AND STYLE. YOU CAN CHECK HIM OUT AT HIS MUSIC PAGE AND SHOWCASING HIS HIP-HOP PROWESS IN THE VIDEO "MONKEY BARS" BELOW....

LAST CALL FOR SUMMER

I HATE TO ADMIT IT (again) BUT SUMMER IS ALMOST OVER, SO LET'S GO WITH A BANG!!!! LADIES, LETS GLAM IT UP EVERYDAY AND DO IT BIG FOR THE LAST DAYS OF THE SEASON, I'M TALKING DRESSES, HEELS, CRAZY BAGS, STRAIGHT SUPERSTAR STYLE. LET YOUR SUPPLE SKIN SOAK UP AS MUCH SUN AS POSSIBLE UNTIL WE HAVE TO START BREAKIN' OUT THE AUTUMNAL GEAR ALL OVER AGAIN:( FELLAS, PLEASE ENJOY YOURSELVES IN HOT GRAPHIC TEES, SUNGLASSES AND UNIQUE FITTEDS. IF YOU WANNA BE A LITTLE DRESSED UP TOO, JUST GRAB A GLAM LADY FOR ARM CANDY AND BE ON YOUR WAY! CHECK SOME FAVORED LOOKS FOR GUYS & DOLLS BELOW....

DOLLS:

1. MICHAEL KORS HOTNESS
2. DOT DRESS
3. EYELET DRESS
4. BEADED DROPS EARRINGS
5. SILVER BANGLE
6. HALF TONE SKIRT
7. ZIP UP DRESS
8. STEVE MADDEN HOTNESS










GUYS:

1.
NY IRAK T
2. STAMPEDE FITTED
3. NIKE SB DUNK
4. LRG DIGI DISPLAY T
5. WORM FITTED
6. STUNNAS A
7. HEY KOOL-AID!
8. STUNNAS B
9. NICE FITTED
10. JORDAN OLYMPIANS
they don't come out for another 5 days, so just keep your eyes peeled!!





AND THERE U HAVE IT GUYS, HOPE MY SUGGESTIONS STICK WITH YOU (OR DON'T) NOW GO FORTH!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

REALLY HOT....

THESE DIESEL BAGS ARE SO FIERY, I JUST PUT UP A COUPLE LOOKS THAT I FLUCKS WIT, YOU CAN CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT MORE BAGS

CNN BLACK IN AMERICA

I HAVEN'T EVEN HAD A CHANCE TO WATCH THIS YET, BUT I'M POSTING IT FOR YOU GUYS TO ENJOY FIRST, SO YOU BETTER!

PART 1 OF 2


PART 2 OF 2

AN ILL LOOK BACK....

I LOVE WATCHING RETRO SHOWS LIKE FRESH PRINCE OR DIFFERENT WORLD AND SEEING THE YOUNG BROTHAS ROCKING THE X SHIRTS & HATS. IT'S WAAAAAYYYY BETTER THAN THE CRAZED IMAGES I SEE BROTHAS SPORTING ON T'S TODAY. THE WORST WAS PROBABLY THE ONE WITH A SHOT OF A CHICK SMILING & GETTING NUTTED ON IN THE FACE, I WAS LIKE, "OH THAT'S SO HOT, LET'S SEX. RIGHT NOW." ANYWAYS, I DIGRESS, THIS GNARLY (yea, I said it) VANS-NEW ERA- W TAPS COLLABORATION IS DEFINITELY A NOD BACK TO THOSE CLASSIC 90S FITTEDS. IT'S DEFINITELY A LIMITED EDITION HAT SO IF YOU CAN'T GET TO A FLAGSHIP NEW ERA STORE (buffalo, ny. nyc. la. toronoto. london. atl. philly.) U PROBABLY WONT GET ONE....SORRY.
BROTHAS, COP THIS HAT AND WEAR IT.

NAS DELIVERS PETITION + 620,127 SIGNATURES

NAS TEAMED UP WITH COLOROFCHANGE.ORG AND DELIVERED A PETITION TO FOX NEWS AS A CALL FOR THEM TO END THEIR BLACK PEOPLE HATING WAYS. WE ALL KNOW THAT FOX HAS A HISTORY OF BEING RIDICULOUS WITH THE RACISM & I AM SO GLAD TO SEE THEM BEING CALLED OUT FOR THAT WACKNESS. THIS POST IS NAS FILLED WITH A CHERRY ON TOP. YOU'LL SEE WHAT I MEAN IN THE END:)


HE'S USING HIS PLATFORM TO DO SO MUCH FOR CHANGE & I LOVE IT!! NAS WAS ALSO ON COLBERT REPORT LAST NIGHT....




HE PERFORMED HIS NEW SONG "SLY FOX", WHICH I LOVE, YOU CAN PEEP THE VIDEO BELOW...


OK, NOW AFTER ALL THIS GLORIOUS NAS NEWS, WHAT COULD I GIVE YOU TO SEND YOU OFF INTO THE WORLD WITH AN EVEN BIGGER SMILE ON YOUR FACE? YOU GUESSED IT! HOT PICS OF HIS WIFE KELIS!!! YAY! ENJOY.


hey i love this photo.

when is she gonna release some new music, please.

so fiery.


I LOVE NAS. I LOVE KELIS. I LOVE THEM BOTH.

TIARA WILES EVERYBODY!!!

LAST NIGHT I HAD THE PLEASURE OF ATTENDING A LOW-KEY PERFORMANCE WITH VERY TALENTED PERFORMERS @ ADALU. OUR GIRL TIARA WILES WAS HEADLINING AND KILLED THE WHOLE SHIT!! CHECK THE SHOES SHE WAS WEARING,
------------------------> AREN'T THEY FIERY?!?!? ------------------------>

THE FIRST TO GO ON WAS THIS MEEK LOOKING GIRL, WHO WAS "DRESSED TO NINES" IN HER SEMI-FLARE JEANS, GREEN T-SHIRT AND SCUFFED SNEAKS (pictured below).



OF COURSE MY JUDGING ASS THOUGHT SHE WAS GONNA BE TERRIBLE, BUT HER VOICE WAS SO SILKY SMOOTH I WANTED TO BUY HER CD IMMEDIATELY. I SAT BACK AND LISTENED TO HER SING AND BEFORE I KNEW IT, SHE WAS GONE. I DIDN'T EVEN GET TO LAVISH HER WITH PRAISE!!
THE NEXT TO PERFORM WAS JULIAN QUANDER (pictured below with T.Wiles), A TOWSON UNIVERSITY STUDENT FROM THE D.C. AREA. QUANDER HAS A SMOOTH VOICE AND GREAT STAGE PRESENCE. HE WAS A REALLY GREAT OPENING ACT FOR TIARA.


HERE SOME MORE PICS I TOOK @ THE EVENT:
DANCING IN THE AISLES
LOVING THE LEGGINGS
TIARA AND HER MANAGEMENT TEAM
SOULREBEL MEDIA IN THE BUILD.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

ODE TO PANDORA.

I COME HOME FROM _______. 
I TAKE OFF EVERYTHING, LEAVING ON ONLY THE "ESSENTIALS". I BEGIN PREPARING MY EVENING MEAL WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY SIGNING ON TO PANDORA.COM. THAT WAY, I CAN EAT MY MEAL AND ROCK OUT WITH MY "COCK" OUT. THIS, MY FRIENDS, IS MY DAILY ROUTINE.  IN RESPONSE TO WHAT I KNOW SOME OF YOU ARE ASKING, PANDORA.COM IS AN AUTOMATED MUSIC RECOMMENDATION /INTERNET RADIO SERVICE CREATED BY THE MUSIC GENOME PROJECT. I SETUP MY STATIONS ACCORDING TO MY MUSIC PREFERENCE AND PANDORA PROVIDES  WITH A MYRIAD OF SONGS IN MY STATION.  PLUS, I GET SAY WHETHER I LIKE OR DISLIKE EACH SONG THEY  AND PANDORA TAKES NOTE OF MY ACTIONS.  I'VE BEEN A MEMBER FOR A COUPLE MONTHS NOW AND REP THAT SITE TO THE FULLEST, LOL. HONESTLY IT'S TOO FUCKING AWESOME TO ACCURATELY DESCRIBE TO YOU IN WORDS, JUST GET YOUR OWN SUBSCRIPTION, IT'S FREE. 

1. A SAMPLING OF MY OWN RADIO STATIONS
- FLASHBACK RADIO: kelis, bjork, m.i.a., peaches etc.
- RES RADIO: res, amy winehouse, alice smith, alicia keys etc.
- RIOT RADIO: paramore, panic at the disco, ok go etc.
- MISUNDERSTOOD RADIO: nina simone, etta james, ella fitzgerald etc.
- THE REALS RADIO: tribe called quest, nas, mos def etc.

GET IT? GOT IT? GOOOOOOD. 
(I just quoted the menacing roach from Family Guy, for those losers who didn't know;)

ALWAYS HAD MY VANS ON.


I DUNNO ABOUT U GUYS, BUT I REP THE WEST COAST HARD. THATS WHY WHEN I SAW THESE CLEAN ASS VANS ON HYPEBEAST.COM, I FELT COMPELLED TO POST THEM! FELLAS, YOU GOTTA APPRECIATE THE VINTAGE FEEL AND THE CRISP DESIGN OF THESE LAID BACK KICKS, NO?  I'M TEMPTED TO WHIP UP AN IMAGINARY OUTFIT FOR THESE SHOES AND MENTALLY PASTE IT ONTO ANY STYLE-DEFICIENT MEN I SEE.




ALL THESE COLORS ARE TOTALLY VINTAGE INSPIRED (very 70s, don't u think?) AND THE OLIVE ONES ARE BY FAR MY FAVORITES. CHECK THE THE OTHER TWO VARIETIES BELOW.



WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?

HEADS UP FOR THE FELLAS...


THE (CAPSULE) TRADE SHOW JUST WRAPPED YESTERDAY IN NYC'S LOWER EAST SIDE. AN EVENT GEARED TOWARD HIGHLIGHTING THE UPCOMING YEAR IN MENSWEAR FASHION, CAPSULE HAS TWO SHOWS IN PARIS AND NYC YEARLY. ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING LOOKS TO EMERGE FROM THE SHOW WAS THE NEW SNEAKER DESIGNS FROM THE QUIRKY SHOE BRAND CREATIVE RECREATION. THE SNEAKER (pictured above), CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR BARNEYS, IS A HIGHER QUALITY THAT THEIR STANDARD LINE OF SNEAKERS. I'M INTERESTED TO SEE HOW POPULAR THESE KICKS WILL BE, WOULD U ROCK THEM FELLAS?

1. CREATIVE RECREATION ONLINE

COOL MIX FOR COOL KIDS.


I KNOW U READ FADER MAGAZINE, BUT DO U LISTEN TO THEIR RADIO SHOW, "THE LET OUT" FRIDAYS ON EAST VILLAGE RADIO? IF SO, CONGRATULATIONS, U GET NOTHING. THOSE OF YOU DON'T, CAN FEEL FREE TO CHECK OUT THIS HOT MIX FROM THERE SHOW LAST FRIDAY. FISTFIGHT, ONE HALF OF THE DJ/PRODUCING DUO, NACHO LOVERS. ORIGINALLY FROM TORONTO, THE TWO came together and began,
"cooking up original tracks that meld vintage acid synths with the propulsive thump of modern techno and house, all brought to life with an untamed, underage house party energy."
FISTFIGHT DEFINITELY CAME WITH DJ-ing HEAT ON THE MIX, I FLUCKS WITH IT, HENCE IT IS ON MY iPOD.

1. HERE MORE FROM NACHO LOVERS

2. CHECK OUT MORE OF EAST VILLAGE RADIO

3. TO GET THE MIX I HAVE ON MY POD (WE CAN BE iPOD TWINS!) GO HERE

4. HERES WHAT'S ON THE "CITY TREKKING" MIX:

The Replacements, "We're Coming Out"
Wild Yaks, "Wish I Had a Whip" (Live)
El Guincho, "Buenos Matrimonios Ahi Fuera"
Friendly Fires, "Paris"
Tame Impala, "The Sun"
Nelly f. Usher & J-Lack, "Long Night"
Busta Rhymes, "I Got Bass"
Young Money, "Ride with the Mack"
Brandy, "List"
JAM PALACE BEGINS
Babe Ruth, "The Mexican"
Gang Gang Dance, "House Jam" (XXXchange Remix)
Dizzee Rascal f. Calvin Harris, "Dance with Me" (Calvin Harris Extended Mix)
Squeeze, "Take Me I'm Yours"
Eddy Grant, "Romancing the Stone"
JAM PALACE ENDS
FISTFIGHT OF NACHO LOVERS IN THE MIX
Kerri Chandler, "Bar A Thym"
Dennis Ferrer, "Church Lady" (Dub)
Rune & Sydenham, "Elephant"
Son of Raw, "A Black Man In Space" (Sax Mix)
Deadset, "G.O.D." (Mango Re-fiddle)
Riva Starr, "Maria" (Dub)
Submission, "Women Beat Their Men" (Cevin's Peak Hour Dub)
Nacho Lovers, "Go On"
Nacho Lovers, "Go On" (Blue Jemz Remix)
The Dance Kings, "Climb the Walls" (Accapella)
Nacho Lovers, "Acid Life" (Eli Escobar Remix)
Cajmere, "Brighter Days" (Cajmere's Underground Goodies Mix)
Fast Eddie, "Acid Thunder" (Seewhale Edit)
The Martin Brothers, "Dum"
Claude Vonstroke, "Scarlet Macaw"
The Martin Brothers, "Full Mood"

I KNEW THAT CANDACE PARKER WAS TROUBLE :)

So the first brawl in WNBA history occurred yestersday in the SPARKS.SHOCK game. Apparently the brawl started when there was a collision between Ms. Parker and a Shock player. I respect Lisa Leslie for letting everyone know that she didn't want the franchise shown in that light, but at the same time, I could see how emotions could get the best of the younger less experienced players. We live and we learn I guess....peep/enjoy the video below.

**NO REALLY, WTF**

OK SO THIS IS JUST WRONG......SO WRONG IT'S- STILL WRONG, SO VERY WRONG.



DO IT THEN U PORCELAIN BIATCH...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

DESIGNERS INSPIRE #1 ADELINE CACHEUX

Our DESIGNERS INSPIRE segment is a platform that introduces you to edgy designers worldwide. We bring them to your front door to not only familiarize you with their pieces, but to provide you with inspiration for your own look.

Born in Paris, then raised in London, Adeline Cacheux returned to Paris to study History of Art at Ecole Boulle. Not long after that, Adeline started studying jewelery building. Adeline combines the toughness of chains with the delicate femininity of curved shapes for unique pieces that are surprisingly versatile and sensuous. I posted a couple of choice pieces, and you can check her whole collection at http://www.adelinecacheux.com/




DOLLS:
1. GOLD NUGGET RING
2. BAQUE RING 1
3. BAQUE RING 2
4. BOUCLES D'ORIELLES (earrings,duh)
5. RAS DU COU
6. BAQUE RING 3



















GUYS:
1. COLLIER (necklace)
2. BAQUE SKULL RING
3. CHARLES BRACELET1
4. CHARLES BRACELET 2


OMG, PLEASE CHECK OUT HER HEADBANDS ON THE SITE!
I LOVE THIS ONE IN PARTICULAR, BUT ITS A 'LITTLE' PRICEY.
SOMEONE PLEASE BUY THIS AND WEAR SO THAT WE CAN LIVE VICARIOUSLY THROUGH YOU. seriously.

JANELLE MONAE IN VOGUE = STATE OF HAPPINESS

MZ. JANELLE MONAE GRACES THE PAGES OF VOGUE (AMERICA) THIS MONTH. PLEASE BUY THE COPY, TEAR OUT HER ARTICLE AND POST IT ON YOUR WALL. DO IT...(intimidating fist shaking/pumping)

Janelle has definitely been getting more media love since she signed with Bad Boy Records. Only a matter of time before Danity Kane and Cassie start hating lol.


2. CHECK OUT AN INTERVIEW WITH MS.MONAE BELOW!




Janelle Monáe Showcase Interview from Okayplayer on Vimeo.

Rihanna is PLAYED, but her new video is aight.

So Rihanna's batch ass (term used lightly) released her video for the song, "Disturbia" recently.  I was hesitant to check it out, but its pretty fun....please, enjoy. 




ARTY ART BROTHA: JOHNNIE BESS

D.C. based artist Johnnie Bess, aka SunMonk, uses his gift of image-making to invite viewers to sit for a little bit of introspection. He
explores one's relationship with their environment through his images of D.C. youth, whose faces can look immersed in hope or plagued with desperation. Bess' use of vivid, carefree color accents his visceral shapes and lines that you can't tear your eye away from. Hopefully we can get the brotha to swing through and grace us C.L.A.T.A girls with an original piece!



1.
BESS' WEBSITE

2. CHECK HIS PARTNERS IN CRIME, ALL MEMBERS OF D.C.'S EMERGING ART CULT, "CULTURE DISTRICT"

SHWAYZE, babee



Shwayze, a lyricist from Malibu, CA (West Cost!! lol) has been garnering legions of fans across the country with his raw stage presence and unique delivery. Featured in Mtvs 52 bands/52weeks summer campaign, Shwayze is gearing up for national debut July 23.
I just heard of this brotha, but he seems cooooool to me ; )

1. SHWAYZE MYSPACE
**CHECK THE TOUR DATES!



PEEP THIS CUTE VIDEO FROM HIS MTV PLUG!