Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Numerical Equivalence of Self

The Nation of Gods & Earths

-       In the twelve jewels of Islam #7 is food.

-       #7 is on the Universal Flag of the nation

-       In Supreme Mathematics 7 represents Allah (God)

-       There is also an 8 point star on the flag

-       The 7th point represents “Actual Facts”

 

Science

-       Only 7 distinct objects in our solar system can be seen with the naked eye: the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus & Saturn.

-       7 represents a neutral PH level

-       The atomic number of Nitrogen is 7

-       There are 7 colors in the rainbow

 

Christianity

-       7 days of creation

-       The 7th day is the Sabbath

-       7 Virtues

-       7 Deadly Sins

-       7 Churches of Asia

-       7 seals to be broken to unleash 7 plagues to end the world.

 

Islam

-       7 doors to hell

-       7 fires of hell

 

Judaism

-       7 candles on the Menorah

-       7 days of Passover

-       The Israelites marched around Jericho for 7 days and 7 times on the 7th day.

-       The walls of Jericho fell on the 7th day.

 

I was born on the 7th day of the 8th month in the 88th year. The number 8 is the symbol of infinity. It appears 3 times in the date of my birth symbolizing the “Trinity of Infinity.”

You won’t know where you are going until you know who you are.

SoHo

Nice!

I get the most interesting emails. This particular one is from Ray; he said he came across this on his journey somewhere in between New York and Virginia.


SoHo

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Revelations of Åten

Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt

Akenaten, Nefertiti and their children

 

1353 BC -1336 BC

- Akenaten ruled as Pharaoh of Egypt.

- Went against traditional Egyptian polytheism (many gods)

- Declared Aten (Sun God) the most powerful of all the Gods

- The first introduction of henotheism (one main God & many other supporting gods) in Egypt.

 

Sunday is really named “Sun’s Day” because its original purpose was to be a day of observation dedicated to the Sun God. Now it’s a bit easier to understand why Sunday is viewed as a religious day in most modern day religions and despite the fact that the Egyptian people weren’t too pleased with Akenaten’s new religious direction, he must have had some fans somewhere because Sunday is still viewed as a religious day, implying that Aten is the most powerful God.

 

You already know the answers you seek; you just don’t remember that you know. What you are in search of is the right questions. 

SoHo

Friday, December 25, 2009

The Way, The Truth & The Light

“I’m cool in my afterlife if I’m reading these chapters right” Shawn Carter

The Bible

One of the most controversial books ever written and one of the most disputed stories ever told. Scholars have been trying to come to a unified understanding about the scriptures and their correct interpretation. Most of the people that aren’t religious weren’t raised in religion. Most of those who were raised with a religious backing usually stray away but always return to their upbringing in times of need.

If you can correctly interpret the verses in the bible you would have learned the key to living: long, happy, healthy, wealthy & wise. There is only one problem. The accepted version of the bible is missing some books. The bible is the greatest story ever told and the main character in this story is Jesus Christ, however there are many years of his life missing from the bible, 18 to be exact. Those missing books are the key to understanding the connection between mind, body & soul, the earth and the universe in respect to the countless other universe, the key to the lock on our full brain ability and transcending the physical.

You already know the answers you seek; you just don’t remember that you know. What you are in search of is the right questions.

SoHo

Inner Peace

The Temple of Kukulcan, Chichén Itzá, Mexico 

You already know the answers you seek; you just don’t remember that you know. What you are in search of is the right questions.

 

SoHo

Happy Holidays

I send you all energy in the form of sunlight. The best gift you can give is love, oh beautiful love! Share your love with the world. 

SoHo

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The King of The Lava

“Of course it’s the boss, Tony Danza stanza, Springsteen of sixteen’s.” Wasalu Muhammad Jaco

 

John Joseph Gotti Jr.

There once was a man that brought style to organized crime. The media gave him the name “The Dapper Don” he was never seen out of dress code, which for him meant a tailored suit. His brother Gene once asked him who got the most of his money whether it was his bookie or his tailor? Gotti replied, “I’m split right down the middle.”

 

In nature you will learn that even an animal with a bad public image like a wolf has rules and carries out day to day activities in an organized fashion.

 

SoHo

Friday, December 18, 2009

The REAL Reason


“No revolutionary gets old or so I’m told, you get left full of bullet holes when you tell the people go free; it’s just a matter of time before they try to take me.” Nasir Jones

 

John F. Kennedy

-       We are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy.

-       It is a system, which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines: military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.

-       Its preparations are concealed, not published.

-       Its mistakes are buried, not headlined.

-       Its dissenters are silenced, not praised.

-       No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed and no secret is revealed.

-       I am not asking your newspapers to support an administration but I am asking your help in the tremendous task of informing and alerting the American people.

 

So what does this mean?

Upon his inauguration the President had become aware of the existence of secret societies and just how influential they were in America at the time. It is safe to assume that he was approached about joining seeing as every President before him was a member of the order & this is how he responded. This ladies and gentlemen is why he was systematically removed by process of assassination.

 

We stand to learn so much from the human body. When you eat something that doesn’t interact well with the rest of your body you will get early signs whether you break out in a rash or the gases in your stomach start to bubble; you may even regurgitate but one thing is for sure, that article of food that isn’t cooperating with your body will be removed one way or another.

 

SoHo

Thursday, December 17, 2009

What We Talking 'Bout?


“Out in Iran the election is fixed... Teach the youth for what lies ahead; teach the truth.” Shawn Carter

 

George W. Bush Jr.

-       The idea is to help change the Middle East.

-       The main reason we went into Iraq was because we thought he had weapons of mass destruction.

-       In a part of the world that has so much resentment, so much hatred, that people came and killed 3,000 of our citizens.

 

What did Iraq have to do with the attack on the World Trade Center?

-       Nothing!

-       Nobody has ever suggested in this administration that Saddam Hussein ordered the attack

-       Nobody has ever suggested that the attacks of September the 11th we ordered by Iraq.

 

So what are we talking about?

When people see this video and read this post they are going to say what the media has conditioned their minds to say: “Bush is an idiot”, “Bush has been lying to us all along”, etc. However think about this for a second: George Bush Jr. was the President of the United States at the time of this press conference and as the President you can no longer be viewed as anything but that. Therefore it is impossible to view anything he says or does as his own independent thoughts or actions but more as the thoughts and actions of the entire government at the time. As president he gets prepped for these press conferences meaning his team of advisors go over (give him) the answers to the questions that they think he is going to be asked.

 

Nature has a lot to offer to an observant person. You may find a bear print and know that there is a bear in the area but knowing why that bear is in the area would be much more valuable information.

 

SoHo

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Child Shall Lead


“Put me anywhere on God’s green earth, I triple my worth.” Shawn Carter

 

Damon Williams

-       14 years old

-       Starting point guard for his high school basketball team.

-       Owns shares in companies across the board

-       Has already accumulated $50,000

 

I don’t know about the rest of my followers but he’s pretty much got me beat. At 14 I was concerned with a couple things: women, basketball, passing my classes & my friends. A professor told me once you’ll only be as good as your father was and at first that bothered me because my father always pushed me to be better than him but I understand what that professor was saying. You will only be as good as you know you can be. Damon’s mother used her own missteps to teach Damon the right approach to Life & Finances. I’d say he’s got the hang of it, wouldn’t you?

 

The things that you desire in life are all at your fingertips. All you have to do is will them to you. Understanding this concept is one of the initial stages to learning the language of the universe.

 

SoHo

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Foresight.

“You swear men dogs like Reservoir & I was Mr. Pink” Kanye West

 

12:45 AM

-Just getting home from work

 

1:10 AM

-Text conversation w/ Coolness P about L&F and such.

 

1:15 AM

-Thoughts of going through the kitchen cabinets and mixing whatever I find there with the contents of the refrigerator to concoct something edible.

 

1:30 AM

-Play ‘Kingdom Come’ Jay-Z

-Create this blog post

I’ve already made the necessary adjustments to the situations around me in my mind but it takes time for these mental actions to take effect in the physical realm.

SoHo

Friday, December 11, 2009

I Think Thoughts

I’m constantly questioned about my source of motivation and my answer is always “nature”. I understand why people wonder what inspires me but I always wonder why they themselves aren’t inspired. We all get to a point on the path of attaining knowledge where you ask yourself “what is it all worth?” and all sorts of ideas run through your mind. Will I get married? Do I want children? Where will we live? Do I want to get serious now? Is the goal that I’m aiming for even the right thing for me? These questions and so much more circle your mind and no matter how much you try to evade these thoughts they always fight their way back to the front of your mind. They pop up when you are at work, the commentator talks about it during the game, the words float in your cereal and soup until you are convinced that you are going out of your mind.

When I feel like this I turn to a natural force to think and find my peace. I think in a tree, I sleep in the clouds, I dance in the rain; I love the rain. Something as simple as walking in the park can be helpful to me but that’s just how I find my peace. We all have to find our own peace b/c this world we live in is out of balance so there is no external peace. Don’t kill yourself; just find your inner peace.

 

SoHo

Monday, December 7, 2009

I Wonder...

Heath “The Joker” Ledger

There once was a time when even madmen dressed as gentlemen. I wonder if these times of which I speak will ever return.

 

SoHo

Cocktail Killer

Last night I was introduced to Polyvore by one of L.I.M’s (Laboratory Institute of Merchandising) best & in the same instance challenged to a showdown. Through Polyvore you can create sets of outfits, putting together pieces drawn from their seemingly endless library of articles of clothing beginning with nothing more than a clean slate and a Polyvore search engine. For some strange reason the young lady that challenged me felt assured that she would win; big mistake.

The way I won is simple, men get dressed for women and women get dressed for men so naturally women know what they like to see men in and men know what they like to see women in.

 

Care to make your own Polyvore design? Click Here

 

SoHo

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Foundation

I commend all of the single parents that do everything in their power to give their child the best opportunity to succeed. I respect those that do without so that their children can have. I honor every sacrifice made so that your child can have a future that you could only dream of; however it is not enough.

Children are taught by the words, ideas and actions that they internalize. So if a child watches a family on tv consisting of: a mother, a father, a son, a daughter and a dog in a three story house he may start to wonder why he/ she doesn’t know his/ her father, mother works so much that he/ she is always with his/ her aunt, lives in a project building and the only pets the family has is the roaches that they all have become accustomed to seeing. As time goes on these thoughts don’t go away, they harbor and grow into bigger ideas. Eventually the child comes to realize that most of the images depicted on tv aren’t real therefore categorizing his/ her earliest memories of a family as fiction and internalizing his/ her own situation as reality and sadly this creates a cycle until someone breaks the chain; will it be you?

 

“The most important thing that a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” Theodore M. Hesburgh

 

SoHo

Friday, December 4, 2009

There Once Was A Man...


This is a businessman.


He will do anything necessary to protect the interest of his company. Some may not agree with his methods but that is of little or no importance to him because his methods got the necessary results. Whether it is verbally abusing the president of the major label that is backing your independent label or crashing a press conference between the heads of the companies responsible for your record companies distribution, marketing and promotion its all fair in business because your primary concern is your company; not how people feel about you. Business is a game of cutthroat with the number one rule being: “Do whatever you determine necessary to get ahead.”, so expect to be backstabbed.


It’s a real shame the way his situation with RocaFella ended but perhaps he forgot the number one rule in business.


SoHo

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bow Tie B (2 Yrs Old)

Everyone reaches a point and time in their life where they have to seriously ask themselves: who am I? I say if you can’t figure out who you are, look to who you were for clues.

I was a happy child.

 

SoHo 

Sunday, November 29, 2009

What Mean the World to You?


This is what happens when it takes you a week to go through your blog emails. Well at least the one's with attachments that you don't feel like opening on your blackberry; you miss out on good videos like this. I send much respect to everyone that worked on/ in this video for the presentation of the RockSmith Holiday 09 collection.


SoHo

Friday, November 27, 2009

Behind The Scenes: Great Scott

Phil might try to sue me for this but...

Madbury Coming Soon!


SoHo

Thank You

No matter how the holiday originated or why it is popular it has definitely become a time that brings family together. People make plans a month ahead on where they are going to eat and how much they are going to eat. You seek out cousins that you honestly can't stand any other time of the year and embrace uncle's that can't even remember your name or how your related all to eat more than you thought your stomach could hold and past out not too long after the utensil's are down.

Striped bass based in paprika and old bay seasonings sautéed in a soup of cooking oil, onions, scallion, red peppers, green peppers, tomato's, thyme, scallion and garlic, on a bed of cilantro, on a very low fire.

Hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving Day feast.


SoHo

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Attention to Detail

This picture is genius. 

With that idea out of the way I just want to welcome Eric Koston to the Nike team, it's a great company to work for and it is only a matter of time before the people outside of the street wear/ sneaker culture realize that Nike runs the world. While half-heartedly watching the Orlando Magic string along a game against the Miami Heat and searching for some new content to be content with I stumbled onto the Hypebeast site where I caught a glimpse of this picture.

Watching the video interview with Koston one theme remained constant in my mind "this guy really appreciates a good trainer". A lot of people that are fans of good trainers are only fans of the way the trainer looks and disregard the way it wears, the level of comfort or the craftsmanship that goes into the complete production. To me it's the little things that make the trainers really good. However when you take someone that really appreciates the minor details that go into the creation of a trainer and give them the opportunity to design trainers that person is going to put together some great trainers.

source

 

SoHo

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Classics

Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel

There was a time when men dressed as men.

 

SoHo

The Good Fellas

photo credit: Cre 

When I saw this picture I thought back to when I first became aware of the existence of these two very individual individuals and the whole Award Tour movement. The year was 2005, Demetri and I went to the same school and his fly gear was getting him a lot of recognition and forced on lookers to compare him to people two grades ahead of him. Juice was infamous at that time for being a free spirit. He basically did what he wanted to, when he wanted to & regardless of what you think of him he demands your respect. P & I didn't formerly meet up with these two and the rest of the crew until 2006 at a fashion show in Brooklyn due to the fact that there was a mutual friend at the time doing everything in his power to ensure that we all never became friends. 

It's been three years and some months since the first time I met these guys and what I must say that it was a beautiful day in space when we all met because it was like we all instantly became family. I can go weeks without talking to Juice but when we link up again something happened to one of us that the other completely understands and we just happen to be building on the same ideas. Demetri and I think so much alike that I can almost predict his moves. More recently I've been calling him my nephew due to a situation I had to help him out of in which I impersonated his uncle.

They say blood is thicker than water but I believe when you actually choose the people that you want to consider family it is a stronger bond than the family you are born into. 

"No man alive can divide this family." LaRon James

 

SoHo

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Style Doesn't Fade

featuring: Reezy

Cool is determined by someone who was cool enough to do something not already considered cool.


SoHo

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Kicking & Screaming

Life is a road. On this road you will encounter many potholes some of which can seriously damage your drive and possibly sidetrack you. This can cause stress so intense that you feel like the walls are closing in and you are sitting in the corner just watching everything in the room fall apart. You feel compelled to do something for your survival but you feel completely helpless; so what do you do?

You scream. 

There is nothing wrong with screaming. From time to time we all need to scream, so scream & let it all out.

SoHo

Friday, November 20, 2009

C.R.E.A.M

E-Money Lopez

 

You win.

 

SoHo

Create a Pattern

When it comes to style Michael and I took two different roads however we always seem to end up at the same gas station so to speak.

When people started saying that the BBC/ Ice Cream and Bathing Ape trend was over I asked Michael if he was going to stop wearing it and he laughed. He laughed so hard it made me laugh because at that moment we both realized that for him it was never about the fact that everyone else liked it, he wore it because he likes it.

SoHo

The Ripple's in Life...

When you drop a stone in a serene pond it creates a ripple effect on the water that can go from one end of the pond to the other if the force of the stone is strong enough. A collective of the ripples then create a pattern. A similar thing happens when you wear certain clothing. You create a ripple in the sea of people that are dressed a like. In a group effort to be so different we have managed to look more alike than ever before. So when someone different actually appears that presence is much like that stone in the pond causing ripples to go through the stagnant sea.

I like to look at clothing as an expression of the person wearing it. You can tell whether the wearer is really into style or if the article of clothing was just purchased because everyone is wearing it just by paying attention to small details. You can tell if someone really cares for a certain clothing line or if they just want to wear it because everyone else thinks it’s cool.

SoHo 

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Spread Love...

The coolest people that you know play in the city but they live in Brooklyn. 

Love is necessary for anything to positively progress.

There is love in Brooklyn.

SoHo

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Movement

Some say they are down for the cause but they don't even know what the cause is. What are we fighting for and whom are we fighting? These questions never get asked so no one really has the answers. There is nothing wrong with standing up for what you believe in but be sure that you know exactly what you are getting involved in.

 SoHo

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Perception Is To Perceive

The art of perception is to perceive. 

I am mastering the art of perception. When is a tree not a tree? When you realize that it is a man. Life is built on the foundation of perception. What happens as opposed to what doesn’t happen doesn’t matter because what ever you think happened, happened. Whatever you see your mind perceives as REAL unless you’ve trained your mind to think outside of the constraints of the five senses. The beauty in photography is perception. Politics is perception. Life & death is perception. So it is safe to say we are what we perceive because perception is the basis upon which everything that you internalize is born. Art is perception.


SoHo