Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Annex Basement: 911 Call The Operator!

Thursday morning I received a Facebook invitation from DJ Hiro about a party in The Annex basement titled Drop It Low; hosted by Contessa. I don't usually pay attention to Facebook invitations for parties nor have I ever been to a Contessa party but this one was different; Curt@!n$ was performing. I RSVP'd for the party and attempted to mentally prepare myself for what the party might be like. 
At 11 p.m. I get a text message from a lady friend of mine asking me if I was still attending the party, she also informed me that Curt@!n$ was yet to perform. Upon hearing this I threw an outfit together and scrambled out of the house faster than those eggs that you enjoyed this morning for breakfast. It took me all of 2o minutes to reach the Annex, which by the way isn't too far out of anyones way; conveniently located on 152 Orchard St. New York NY. Upon arriving I ran into a familiar face by the name of Peter Oasis, NY concert promoter for some of the coolest spots in New York and he manages DJ Roxy Cottontail; nice. After talking for a while we headed in.
No amount of mental preparation and meditation could have prepared me for what I was about to walk into. Upon entering the party I was hit with a slew of emotions: confusion, bewilderment, shock and simply huh? Peter disappeared and I was left to fend for myself in this strange and unfamiliar environment. Wandering through the crowd I found another familiar face Stevie Lee, whom was kind enough to explain everything to me. It has become clear to me that there are a lot of cultures and sub-cultures that I am unaware of; this my friends is one of them.
Long story short:
DJ Hiro's style is crazy and he can really play. Contessa is a really fun person to be around, she basically does what she wants to do and has a hell of a time doing it, she could careless if you like it or not. The main event, the show stopper, Curt@!n$ delivered the one two punch with his performance. I was expecting to hear some cuts off of the mixtape or even the newly released Black Folk but he actually did two songs that I have never heard in my life; sweeeet (Jay-Z voice).


Complex Interviews TK

"Supra from Ice Cream is (like) day and disrespect" TK


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Street Dreams Feature Film

Mr. Williams talks about his contribution to a film about the life of a street skater directed by Rob Dyrdek. Personally I believe that this film is going to be good because Rob working very closely on it, his vision is very original and at the same time he wants everything to look the way that it should and he wants things to happen the way that they should. As a former street skater myself I can relate, maybe if I had heard Pharrell's song Hoping Over Fences I wouldn't have gotten that ticket.


Kanye West: Paranoid

I like the concept behind the video, Rihanna is sleeping and in her sleep she is imagining that all of this is happening and what the visuals are trying to convey to you is that she is paranoid. In the beginning you see her toss and turn and actually get up because she can't sleep but you never see Kanye appear which is symbolizing that it's all in her head. 

Oh, you never had one of those? Lucky you.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ralph Lauren Sale

The Gilt Groupe has really outdone themselves with the latest collection that they have available on sale. You know the symbol, you love the brand and most of you idolize the man so here it is, without further delay; The Ralph Lauren Purple Label sale:
There are dinner jackets and then there are Dinner Jackets but this takes it to another level. Simply excellent choice in color, the cut of the lapels and the positioning of the pockets are spot on. All factors combined make this the jacket that you want in your collection.
These suede slippers are so smooth, too bad my size sold out the same hour that the sale began.
Brown, perforated detail, leather, mesh, wingtip shoe. I am convinced that there is absolutely nothing to be done to make this a better shoe. Great execution.
Are you kidding me? When I saw this deep brown, leather, perforated, capped toe Purple Label shoe as a part of the sale my eyes popped. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to push your collection a step above the rest.

Unfortunately all good things come to an end so this sale is going as long as supplies last or until tomorrow night. I suggest you follow the link below, sign up and take full advantage of your new free membership to Gilt Groupe.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I Walk The Line

Anyone that has ever had a REAL conversation with me always looks at me profoundly and ask: "What books have you read recently?"

I always laugh at that question because I don't read books, I mentally write mine as I experience different things in life. You can read about how to catch a fish but reading about it does not give you the experience of actually catching one, it just mentally prepares you for what you might experience if you were ever to go fishing.


Kinda Like a Big Deal (Video Shoot)

"Hard work is the gravel that set the foundation for the pavement called persistence that started the road to success." Burke


I Like Girls, That Like Girls

Katy Perry covers the Complex Magazine

I’m not like Jennifer Lopez or Kim Kardashian, but it’s there. That hourglass is there in some ways. You can ask Travis. It’s probably the best. [Laughs.] I’m probably going to get into trouble for saying this, but he said he was never a boob guy, he was always a butt guy, until he met me. ’Cause my shit don’t sag.


Married to the M.O.B Summer 09

The saying is once your married to the mob the only divorce is death. That saying seems to hold true for the Married to the MOB clothing line, who season after season grow and progress without sacrificing who they are as a brand; staying very close to their roots. What you see is what you get and for the past four to five collections they have been providing women with strong, statement making, bold, outgoing, quality product. By continuing in this course of action they have established something bigger than screen tees and accessories, they have established a suggestive lifestyle; either you live it or you don't.

It's not for everybody but if it's for you then chances are you already know where to find me.


Complex Interviews Curt@!n$

 I’m going to keep it real. From day one, that was always my mode. I always wanted to be that. When people think of 2Pac, they think about “Brenda’s Got a Baby” and “Dear Mama”. I always wanted to make those songs, but it’s really not easy to get that message out. So you know you got to hit them with beats first. We released braggadocio raps and other hard raps just to get people on my side. Once they like you, they’re in it with you. Now you can say, “Okay, I got your attention, but this is what I want to tell you.” So I had to give them the bait first before I could get them the knowledge.


Dr. Phil Knows Best

We've all been anticipating this collection and now that it is finally here seeing it feels surreal. The Award Tour summer 09 collection look book has been released and Dr. Phil has delivered everything that you have come to expect from The Award Tour brand. Classically cool logo tee's, smooth hoodies featuring signature designs, good location, a great photographer and an all star cast seems to be the equation for a good Award Tour collection. 
You know the people and you know the style, have you seen the new look book?
For the rest of the collection follow the link below:


Monday, May 25, 2009

Curt@!n$ - Black Folk

Enjoy your Memorial Day.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sponge Bob - Happy Opposite Day

If you didn't laugh yesterday, you may not laugh tomorrow but please laugh today.
You'll feel so much better.


No Defense!

Even though this is fictional and I know undoubtedly that Kobe and Lebron do not live together if they did it would most likely go something along the lines of this.
Classic moment amongst athlete's. 


When There Are No Walls.

Turn the Blackberry off.

Hold my hand.

Close your eyes

Take a deep breath.

Sit in silence and listen to your surroundings for a minute.

Lay back with no regard for the garments that adorn your body.

Open yours eyes, smile and enjoy.