Saturday, January 31, 2009

I LOVE THIS SONG.....MMMMMM

HER VOICE IS SO BIG & BEAUTIFUL AND SHE KILLS THE INSTRUMENTAL. YOU CAN CHECK OUT JAZMINE SULLIVAN'S MYSPACE FOR MORE AWESOME VOCALS.
Jazmine Sullivan - Lions, Tigers & Bears [Snippet]

FELLAS: PAY ATTENTION


IF YOU'RE A POLO-HEAD, THEN YOU'RE OBVIOUSLY AWARE OF RUBGY.COM, IF NOT, CHECK OUT SOME OF MY FAVORITES FOR THE END OF WINTER (yes!) AND THE ONSET OF SPRING!







NAVY & CREAM STRIPED BRACES:
(suspenders are extremely hot when done right...nice.)



MUST WE REITERATE: WE LOVE PANDORA RADIO!!!


OUR C.L.A.T.A. CHICK ANJ CAME ACROSS AN ARTICLE THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU ANDORA USERS. TAKE IT AWAY ANJ!!
Our friends over at Campus Progress spoke to Pandora Radio Founder and CEO on Thursday. Tim Westergren shinned some light on evil record labels and his opinion on major changes to the music industry that artists and consumers can expect to see in the coming years.
"I do think record labels are going to change dramatically. I don't think you're going to recognize them five years from now. I think they will no longer be in the business of recruiting and developing new artists. They're going to be in the business of exploiting their existing catalog. Artist development will be taken up by a cottage industry of entrepreneurs and do-it-yourself artists and managers that will take advantage of all these tools that are available now for free over the Web."

He also shinned some light on that annoying "Are You Still Listening" message that pops up on Pandora every once in a while. ..

"Pandora operates under what's called a statutory license. A federal law called the Digital Millennium Copyright Act governs our industry. Following the DMCA, we pay what's called a performance fee, which is a per-song fee that goes to the performers of the songs. It's actually split half to musicians and half to the record label."

Aaaaahhh, so you do actually pay the artists whose songs are played on Pandora. And keep the tunes coming to us for free. That's what's up!

Check out the whole interview at http://campusprogress.org/5mw/3574/five-minutes-with-tim-westergren

Thursday, January 29, 2009

ALPHANUMERIC "WEAPIN OF ART" TEE. I WHOLEHEARTEDLY FEEL THE IMAGERY OF THIS JOINT.


Alphanumeric's Weapon of Art t-shirt brings awareness to the U.S. Government's constant spending on warfare - the military budget for 2009 is at an alarming $651.2 billion - meanwhile education cutbacks include elimination of arts and music programs, reduction in staff and overall school funding. The A#47 t-shirt graphic pays creative homage to the artistic tools of the trade which truly makes it a "Weapon of Art."
-- ROBUSTFLAVOR.COM

I LOVE CLOTHING LIKE THIS THAT ALSO SHOWCASE A PURPOSEFUL GRAPHIC. GOODTIMES. YOU CAN COP IT HERE.

DID I MENTION THAT I ABSOLUTLEY THIS MAN AND HIS LATEST ALBUM?

RAPHAEL SAADIQ HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE BEE KNEES (yea, i said it) TO ME. FROM TONI TONY TONE TO LUCY PEARL TO HIS MANY MUSICAL COLLABORATIONS, HE ALWAYS BRINGS HIS OWN PERSONAL SOULS TO EACH PROJECT. I HOPE HE WANDERS (back) INTO MY LIFE...::SIGH:: SAMPLE HIS WHOLE ALBUM HERE (check some of my favorites below) AND WHEN YOU REALIZE THAT YOU LOVE IT, YOU CAN BUY IT HERE.

100 YARD DASH VIDEO:


Keep Marchin - Raphael Saadiq


Sometimes - Raphael Saadiq

MARRIED TO THE MOB SPRING 09 LOOKBOOK, FEATURING KID SISTER!!



I LOVE MARRIED TO THE MOB & KID SISTER! WHAT A WINNING PAIR, DON'T YOU THINK?




Wednesday, January 28, 2009

YES PLEASE LADY GAGA....

HER WHOLE SHIT IS TECHNO-FIRE...AND I'M RAVING TO IT AS WE SPEAK. LADY GA-GA, YOU ROCK MY WORLD. PEEP SOME OF HER VIDEOS BELOW.





Just Dance - Lady GaGa

KYLE CASSIDY WANTS TO KNOW; "WHY DO YOU OWN A GUN?"

MR. CASSIDY TRAVELED AROUND THE U.S. FOR TWO YEARS PHOTOGRAPHING GUN OWNERS IN THEIR HOMES WITH THEIR GATS (nice). HE WAS ALSO ABLE ASK THEM WHY THEY HAD A GUN IN THE HOUSE. PEEP SOME SAMPLE IMAGES BELOW AND EACH SUBJECT'S ANSWER TO THE QUESTION. YOU CAN COP THE FULL BOOK OF IMAGES HERE.
Jessica with her Kahr P9 and Samantha

Jessica: I'm just one little girl in the world.




Bashir, his Bushmaster CAR-15 and Cisco

Bashir: I just think it's a good thing to have.




Dan and his Mossberg Model 88, Bushmaster AR-15, Rock Island Armory / Sendra M16, Remington 700 PSS, Springfield XD, FN Five-seveN, H&K USP, Sig Sauer P226, Colt Commander 1911, and Glock 22

Dan: I consider the ownership of arms not only a right, but the duty of a free people to themselves and future generations.

Beth, Paul, Gavin and Emma
AK-47, Bersa .380, Ruger P345

Paul: My family had guns the whole time I was a kid. then i went off and joined the army and went away and come back. I have guns now largely for the same reason I have fire extinguishers in the house and spare tires in the car. I'm a self reliant kind of guy. and there could come a time when I need to protect my family and i'm a self reliant kind of guy.

Beth: I have one for self protection. I was raised to never rely on anyone else to protect me or watch my back. It took me a year to pick out one that I liked.

GRACE JONES, YOU WILL NEVER LOSE IT...EVER.

SHE WAS FIERY THEN AND SHE'S FIERY NOW, SO DEAL WITH IT. GRACE JONES IS COVERING THE SPRING 2009 ISSUE OF V MAGAZINE. CHECK THE IMAGES AND APPRECIATE THEM. APPRECIATE THEMM....!!!! (*fists shaking intimidatingly*)

CONGRATS TO MS. TARAJI P. HENSON ON HER OSCAR NOMINATION!!


THE C.L.A.T.A. CHICKS ARE TOO EXCITED ABOUT MS.HENSON'S RECOGNITION FOR HER ROLE AS "QUEENIE" IN THE HIT FILM THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (which i have yet to see, i didn't even know she was in that movie!). THE DC NATIVE, AND HOWARD UNIVERSITY ALUM (HU!), IS DEDICATING THIS OSCAR NOMINATION TO HER FATHER WHO PASSED IN 2006. SHE TOTALLY DESERVES IT, ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR MS. HENSON!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

TIARA WILES LEAK OF THE WEEK #4: "FAIRY TALE"


AAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!! MY GIRL TIARA WILES IS BACK YET AGAIN WITH ANOTHER CRRRAAZZZYYY SONG FOR YOU TO JAM TO. THE SONG WAS WRITTEN BY MS. WILES AND I KNOW YOU'LL LOVE IT!!

STREETSTYLESIGHTING: RALPH LAUREN "RANGER BOOT" (aka Cookie Boot)

I ALWAYS THOUGHT THESE JOINTS LOOKED FIERY ONLINE, BUT THIS YOUNG BROTHA WAS DRESSED CASUALLY FOR A WINTER DAY AND LET THE RALPH LAUREN BOOTS DO THE TALKING, WELL DONE!

DERRON, 18, IS FROM D.C. AND WHEN ASKED WHETHER HE WAS SKIPPING SCHOOL BECAUSE OF THE SNOW TODAY HE SAID, "NAH, I'M GOING TO WORK (at Up Against The Wall), BUT MY MANAGER IS ALREADY 10 MINUTES LATE." WELL ATLEAST HIS MANAGER'S LATENESS ALLOWED HIM TO SHOWCASE HIS EVERYDAY STYLE A LITTLE LONGER FOR YOU C.L.A.T.A. READERS TO ENJOY :)

Monday, January 26, 2009

CONGRATS TO PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR BEING ABLE TO KEEP YOUR BLACKBERYY, I FEELS YOU DOG!!


THE PRESIDENT FOUGHT TO KEEP HIS BLACKBERRY, WHICH HE HAS USED TO ORGANIZED HIS LIFE AND COMMUNICATE WITH COLLEAGUES FOR YEARS. PRESIDENTIAL AIDES WERE READY TO DENY THE PRESIDENT OF HIS BELOVED DEVICE FOR SECURITY REASONS. OF COURSE HIS DEVICE WILL BE A LITTLE MORE SECURE THAN MOST BLACKBERRY PHONES, HES STILL THE FIRST EMAILIN' PRESIDENT AND I'M DAMN PROUD :) WHAT DID PRES. OBAMA HAVE TO GIVE UP TO WIN THE BATTLE?; HIS BELOVED ORIGINAL EMAIL ADDRESS.

"WOVEN TEXTILE" NIKE BLAZER HIGH...A DAMN GOOD LOOKING SNEAKER.

YOU CAN COP THIS SWEETNESS AT PROPER FOR NOW.


FRED FLARE CAN HELP YOU TO BE PREPARED FOR VALENTINES DAY....(yay).

CUTE GIFT IDEAS FOR FRIENDS & LOVERS FROM FREDFLARE.COM, COME ON...SHOW YOUR LOVE!! :)


KANYE WEST + LOUIS VUITTON = A LOT OF HYPE & SOME FUTURISTIC KICKS

KANYE IS NOW RELEASING PIECES FROM HIS COLLBORATIVE EFFORT WITH LOUIS VUITTON, PRODUCING THE LINE OF HIGH-END FOOTWEAR CALLED "LOUIE". OK OK GOODTIMES, THE LINE COMES OUT IN JUNE AND WAS PREVIEWED ON THE LOUIS VUITTON RUNWAY DURING PARIS FASHION WEEK. WHAT A GUY. CHECK COME PHOTOS OF HIS PICS BELOW.
ON THE LOUIS VUITTON RUNWAY