Saturday, January 30, 2010

New Kidz in The Hall - Land of Make Believe

Kidz in the The Hall are dropping their second album March 9th.
Since we were backpackers on the first album and Hipsters on the second...I am interested to see what they'll call us on this album...how about just Dope artists!” - Double O

I'm not a huge fan of their music but definitely respect what they are doing and love the new album art, it reminds me of a scene from the 80's A-ha video "Take On Me." All tracks on the LP are produced by KITH's Double O, featuring collaborations with The Kid Daytona, MC Lyte, Just Blaze and Colin Munroe to name a few. Big ups to Matt Conawy @ MAC Media for the info. Check out tracklist below.

1.) Intro
2.) Traffic
3.) Flickin

4.) Out To Lunch f/The Kid Daytona
5.) Bougie Girls f/Russoul
6.) Jukebox f/MC Lyte
7.) L_O_V_E
8.) Will II Win f/Marsha Ambrosius

9.) Take Over The World f/Just Blaze & Colin Munroe (co-produced by Just Blaze)

10.) Fresh Academy f/Chip Tha Ripper & Donnis

11.) Simple Life f/Amanda Diva

12.) Running f/Tim William

13.) Do It All Again (I Am)

14.) I Am (Reprise)

15.) Rise & Shine f/Russoul


*Random info for all the gamers, Kidz In The Hall's music is featured in EA Sports Madden 09, Rockstar Game's Midnight Club LA, Activision's Pimp My Ride 2 and EA Sports upcoming game NBA LIVE 2010.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I heART Harlem

If you are in the NYC area this weekend,take advantage of the free things the city has to offer and experience the upcoming exhibit, Urban Pulse, opening this Friday and running until March 5th at the Renissance Fine Art in the Village of Harlem. I had the pleasure of meeting one of the artists, Justin West, a short while back. Check out a featured piece and more about Mr. West below.

"Wolves Never Cry" by , 2009

'Justin West is a young emerging talent in the art world. Justin, also know as JAYWEST, is directly influenced by New York City and his personal experiences. He creates works dealing with oppression in the black community; ideas of social identity, the choices and consequences of urban life and the early LA gang scene. A Surrealist and Pop Artist, he draws inspiration from many creative sources and incorporates their visual styles into his work, creating his own distinctive style. In his own words, 'I am driven by love of seeing beautiful things come to life'."

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

iTABLES YES PLEASE!!


IN LIGHT OF THIS APPLE TABLET ANNOUNCEMENT CRAZE, I DECIDED TO DO A POST ON THESE iTABLES (hoping that someone will google it accidentally and stumble upon my gem of a blog :-) WHICH APPLE MIGHT ANNOUNCE AS A NEW PRODUCT TOMORROW FOR ALL WE KNOW, WHO KNOWS I MIGHT HAVE THE INSIDE TRACK!!

LOL ANYWAYS, THESE PIECES WERE CONSTRUCTED BY MIRKO GINEPRO, AN ITALIAN ARTIST. THESE MADE TO ORDER TABLES ARE TRULY A PIECE ON ICONIC POP CULTURE. IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN COPING ONE YOU CAN CONTACT THEM VIA EMAIL AT INFO@GINEPRO.ORG.

NOW I REALLY, TRULY UNDERSTAND DENZEL.


THIS VENN DIAGRAM IS THE PERFECT VISUAL AID TO HELP ME DISSECT WASHINGTON'S CAREER. IT'S AN AGE OLD MYSTERY (to me, at least) AND IT HAD FINALLY BEEN RESOLVED BY...MAXIM MAGAZINE. THEY GOT SOME SMART FELLAS AT THAT PUBLICATION LOL. PROPS TO MY HOMEGIRL OVER AT
INVISIBLE WOMAN BLACK CINEMA BLOG SHE ALWAYS BRINGS THE BLACK CINEMA KNOWLEDGE AND HUMOR TO HER AUDIENCE!!!

JUST A REMINDER TO PRACTICE SAFE SEX....

THINGS LIKE THIS YOU NEVER SEE IN THE STATES!!! THIS FRENCH AD FOR SAFE SEX ENCOURAGES YOU TO PROTEGEZ-VOUS (protect yourself)!!! ENJOY A STAY SAFE!

Designer Inspire Spotlight: Tracy Reese



Designer Tracy Reese has been inspiring wardrobes since Spring 1998, with her self titled ready to wear line. This Detroit native continues to offer simple looks that can influence those of us' style who cant afford to wear a Tracy Reese original.

In hopes to bring in the warm weather a little earlier this year, below are three looks from her RTW Spring 2010 show. Whatever your budget, let these bright blues, floral prints and geometric silhouettes inspire your wardrobe revamp next season.



Monday, January 25, 2010

Princess Zoe

Photo courtesy of Coty, Inc.

Zoe Kravitz is the new face for Vera Wang's Glam Princess fragrance. Yay!!!

Ke$ha breaks records....WTF!?


"Global pop superstar singer-songwriter, Ke$ha, continues to knock out her competition as her first single "TiK ToK" lands at the #1 spot at Top 40 Radio and sets the all time record for the most weekly spins in the 17 year history of the Billboard Charts.", writes Jamie Abzug of RCA Music Group

There's something for the past few weeks that I've been wanting to get off my chest to ya'll ...AM I MISSING SOMETHING?? Why all the hype around the 22 year old singer (questionable title), Ke$ha, who's style can be classified as "unkept" and who calls older men that hit on her "dinosaurs" (actually, that's kind of funny)? Not to be mean, but the most interesting thing about this new starlet is her breaking into Prince's LA home, leaving her CD with him and NOT getting arrested...check out more on that story, here.

I typically love to support artists seeking to impact the world with their artistry, even the popstars. I can appreciate Top 40ers whether their vocals take a back seat to their originality (Lady Gaga) or their moves (Beyonce), but this is where I draw the line.

I want to hear your take, agree? Disagree?

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Kid Daytona




NYC has bred a new golden boy with Bronx rapper, The Kid Daytona. He premiered his latest track
on last night's Real Late with Peter Rosenberg on Hot 97. Check out "Contemplation," The Kid featuring our girl Tiara Wiles, and other releases from him at myspace.com/thekiddaytona.



"Minimum" is another track the two collaborated on in June 2009, still a favorite of mine. Let us know what you think!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Pat Robertson is an IGNORAMUS



The only pact that Haitians made, was in 1701 to the French. Compensating them $21 BILLION over 120 years for loss of property. Thereby condemning Haiti as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. What the hell kind of history book is Pat Robertson reading?!?!

For a 'Crash Course in Haitian History' visit MJT News.

Wyclef Defends Yele Haiti



Wyclef Jean denounces accusations that surfaced earlier charging his charity, Yele Haiti of misappropriating funds.

The TheSmokingGun.com accused Yele Haiti of having "a lackluster history of accounting for its finances," among other things.

You already KNOW what this is about. Some whistle blowin organization tryin to play Wyclef. Don't believe the hype. Text 501501 to donate $5 to Yele Haiti now.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

WHY DO I LUST FOR BOOTS THAT I CAN'T AFFORD?!?!?!


CITY BODY BOOTS BY JEFFREY CAMPBELL. I'VE BEEN ADDICTED TO HIS SHOES AND WHENEVER I SEE THEM IN REAL LIFE, I HAVE TO CHANGE MY UNDERWEAR... :-/

Saturday, January 9, 2010

MOS DEFINITELY!! (was that too corny?lol)


CHECK THE OFFICIAL VIDEO COMIN FROM ONE OF MY FAVORITE LYRICISTS MOS DEF OFF HIS NEWEST ALBUM "THE ECSTATIC." I ALWAYS LOVE TO SEE WORK FROM THE BROTHA AND AM ESPECIALLY HYPED ABOUT TALIB KWELI'S INVOLVEMENT (**crosses fingers** come on another blackstar album!!). CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR "HISTORY" BELOW AND BE SURE TO SUPPORT THE ARTIST AND BUY HIS MUSIC!!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

MISSBUGS DO TWO THINGS THAT I LOVE...

(left)ELAINE STURTEVANT DID IT BETTER THAN MISS
(right) SO MISS STOLE FROM ELAINE STURTEVANT

GREAT COLLAGE WORK THAT COMBINES DIGITAL AND MATERIAL MEDIUMS + HOT REBEL STREET ART!!! UK ARTISTS
MISSBUGS, A BOY/GIRL TEAM FROM THE UK, ELOQUENTLY FUSES SOCIAL COMMENTARY AND PERSONAL STRUGGLES IN THEIR INSTALLATION ART AND LARGE SCALE PRINTS. WHILE THEY FEED OFF OF EACH OTHER TO CREATE THEIR COLLABORATIVE WORKS, MISS & BUGS ALSO MAKE THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL PIECES. CHECK SOME OF THEIR STUFF BELOW AND TRULY CONTEMPLATE WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY!! :)

CUT OUT AND FADE OUT PROJECT: THE BEGINNINGS

CUT OUT FADE OUT PROJECT:
HE FELT RUBBISH AS SHE FORGOT HIM

CUT OUT FADE OUT PROJECT:
FADING MEMORIES OF A PHONE CALL
CUT OUT FADE OUT PROJECT:
HE LOST HER!

WOW THIS IS SOOO COOL (shows how easily i'm amused)....

THE FOLKS OVER AT KOKOKAKA.COM HAVE TAKEN YOUTUBE VIDEOS TO THE NEXT LEVEL! THIS INTERACTIVE PIECE USES TIME STAMPS IN THE VIDEO TO ALLOW YOU TO PLAY A VIRTUAL PIANO ON YOUTUBE!!! SO CHECK IT OUT HERE AND DEMONSTRATE ALL THOSE YEARS OF CLASSICAL PIANO CONDITIONING!!! :-)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

WOW KKK LEADER TURNED BLACK CHURCH MINISTER??

JOHN LEE CLEARY, A FORMER MEMBER OF THE KLU KLUX KLAN (for 16 years) WAS JUST RECENTLY GRANTED THE TITLE OF MINISTER AT ONE THE LARGEST BLACK CHURCHES IN THE COUNTRY. CHECK THIS LITTLE VIDEO, COVERING THE STORY AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK. THE MAIN THEME FOR ME WAS THAT HUMANS ARE FULLY CAPABLE OF CHANGE, GROWING AND LEARNING THEN TRANSFORMING YOURSELF IN ACCORDANCE TO NEW BELIEFS AND EXPERIENCES...

Monday, January 4, 2010

PROPS TO V MAGAZINE!!!


MOST FASHION MAGAZINES OCCASIONALLY FOCUS ONE ISSUE ON THE VARYING BODY TYPES IN THEIR READERSHIP, IN AN EFFORT TO SEEM LIKE THEY ACTUALLY EMBRACE ALL SHAPES AND SIZES. USUALLY, MAGAZINES WILL FIND SOME THICKER BROADS OFF THE STREET AND INTERVIEW THEM, OR JUST FIND A "CURVIER" CELEB TO PUT ON THE COVER, BUT V MAGAZINE IS TAKING AN INTERESTING STANCE ON THE WHOLE "BODY ISSUE." THEY USED FIVE PLUS SIZE MODELS THROUGHOUT THEIR SPREADS IN THIS ISSUE, AS WELL AS JUXTAPOSED WAIF MODEL JAQUELYN JABLONSKI IN THE SAME CLOTHES AND POSES AS A PLUS SIZE MODEL CYRSTAL RENN. IF YOU ASK ME (and you did) I THINK CRYSTAL RENN KILLS THE SHOOT AND IT'S VERY EVIDENT HOW FUCKING SKINNY THAT JABLONSKI CHICK IS...(i mean she looks sick).

THE ISSUE HITS NEWSSTANDS JANUARY 14, 2010




CHECK SOME PHOTOS FROM THE OTHER PLUS SIZE MODELS BELOW:



IS IT JUST ME, OR DOES SHE LOOK EXACTLY LIKE THE CHICK FROM "MY GIRL" ALL-GROWN UP?? GO 'HEAD VEDA!!! LOL


THIS EFFORT IS A GREAT STRIDE FOR THE FASHION COMMUNITY (especially a magazine like V), BUT I MUST ASK; WHERE THE HELL IS THE COLOR?!! U KNOW THEY HAD TO SCOUR THE SHIT OUT OF THEIR MODELING AGENCIES/LOOKBOOKS TO FIND ALL THESE THICK WHITE BROADS, LOL. YOU CAN CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT A VIDEO OF FOOTAGE FROM THE SHOOTS.

THANKS TO JUSTJARED.COM FOR ALL THESE GREAT PHOTOS FROM THE SHOOT.

I'M A FUCKING FIEND FOR TECHNOLOGY ACCESSORIES

LOL EVEN THO I HARDLY EVER HAVE THE SCRATCH TO COP THEM. I WAS SCOURING THE INTERNET AND FOUND A COOL LITTLE COLLECTION OF IPOD/IPHONE ACCESSORIES. CHECK EM OUT AND ENJOY!!!
"Headphonies combine the appeal of funky designer vinyl toys with the utility of a portable speaker. Just plug your iPod or other medial player into the back of your Headphonie, and start cranking out the tunes."
SWEET!! YOU CAN COP THEM HERE:)
AND IF YOU CURRENTY HAVE THE "PLEASURE" OF ENDURING THE CURRENT CONDITION UP AND DOWN THE EAST COAST AND YOU USE TOUCH SCREEN TECHNOLOGY, YOU ARE CERTAINLY ENJOY THIS LITTLE GEM!
ETRE TOUCHY GLOVES:
ALSO GREAT FOR MY FELLOW PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO UNDERSTAND/APPRECIATE THE IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICALLY CONNECTING WITH YOUR CAMERA!! CLICK HERE TO COP. FUNKY LEGO SPEAKER DOCK: (why am i such a sucker for anything lego themed?)
SUCH A COOL TAKE ON THE SPEAKER DOCK! COP IT FROM URBAN OUTFITTERS HERE


ZUMREED RAINDROP IPOD BATHROOM SPEAKER

PERFECT FOR JAMMIN' IN THE SHOWER & WHAT NOT.
COP IT HERE

Saturday, January 2, 2010

SO IT'S 2010, I FIGURE I SHOULD RECOMMIT MYSELF TO CLATACLATA.COM

I MEAN WHY WOULD I EVER DECIDE TO JUST SHUT DOWN THE ONE THING THAT'S TRULY MINE FROM IT'S INCEPTION? MY ONE OUTLET I CONTROL AND (surprise) IT JUST HAPPEN TO ENTERTAIN YOU ALL IN THE PROCESS. SO WITHOUT ANY FURTHER ADIEU...