Monday, August 17, 2009

When The Money Goes...

Mr. Hova himself appears in a video that he only did the hook in!?
If you heard this song when it was first leaked, you wouldn't be surprised that Jay is in the video. (*Shall I Break It Down!?) I'mma break it down... This song was one of the earlier leaked songs from BP3 in the first quarter of this year. In June, I heard the remix of this song, which was Then FEATURING Fabolous, who dropped a nice verse. But NOW, the song has become Fabolous', featuring Hov... interestiiing. That's one thing we are strangely kept in the dark about as fans. We listen to songs, and automatically assume that these are original cuts from our favorite artists. But that's quite on the contrary! The music industry is very political, and these songs are passed from artist to artist, and some have been completely duplicated. (*For example: Sterling Simms wrote, and recorded a hand-full of BANGERZ last year. THEN, Lloyd [a more well known artist] needs songs to finish "Lessons in Love", next thing you know, all those cuts were re-recorded the EXACT same way Sterling Simms cut them. So, most people have still Yet to know WHO STERLING SIMMS IS... "The Future!")
With that said, back to the video... I am not a fan of rap videos. They're copy-n-pasted concepts the have been recycled for more than a decade now. BUT, with the Hova cameo, and the simple, yet Real concept to this video... I dig it. One day you're "Living The Life", but if your foundation is soft and white, the Feds WILL come and chop that shit up and make you disappear!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are (**in the Great State of TEXAS)

My personal opinion of this movie before seeing the trailer, "...why are the hipsters so excited about this?? it WAS a great book, but... why are the 'Cool Kids' all excited? seems like a gimick!"
With that said, I saw the "Making of: 'Where The Wild Things Are'", and I ALREADY know, this movie is going to be great. I guarantee, if you love GOOD movies, you will LOVE this movie.
I consider GOOD movies to be the ones that are different. Watching the same ol thing with a new title, but the same premise is BORING. This movie with not be boring. It's more than a movie. It pushes the limits on what is a "children's movie." Its a creation. It IS motion art.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Alexi Wasser's -

Singer. Actress. Journalist. Blogger.
Anomolous Babe...

This "Boy Crazy", young lady, recently posted a piece on her blog based on what type of dude she WOULD be... ya know... if she had a "d.i.c.k." Possibly inspired by the lack of romantic efforts put forth by guys now-n-days. Topics such as these amplify my curiosity, because hetero cat's, like myself, seriously think about, and debate what attracts different women. A person can easily describe their dream (person) by ideally illustrating how they would be if they were the opposite sex.
From a far glance, Alexi Wasser seems like an unparalleled, out of the box type of beauty. While reading about her "dream guy", i took notes and found some things funny and some things informing. Here are a some of my favorite parts, but I suggest going and reading the entire post (LINK).

"If I were a dude, I’d be doing all kinds of shit to impress the girlies. Little stuff that’s super easy for me to do, but goes a long way with girls - cuz dudes just aren’t very romantic nowadays. i would dress to impress all the time but make sure there was no way i could ever, even for a second, be mistaken as gay. i would wear a slim fit tux WHENEVER necessary. i would wear suits everyday. i would always bring my dates flowers or even just a SINGLE flower. ANYTHING to look as though i added that extra bit of pizaz, cuz it’s so easy to do, and in reality requires no effort- and yet it is a gesture that goes a long way. i would pick the girl up, make sure she got inside safely before driving off. (but that bitch BETTER know the lean over ‘door trick’ or she’s dead to me!) [LOL!]i would open the door for her, pay for our dates (but secretly want her to offer to pay, just to gauge what kind of person she is). i would ONLY let her pay on my birthday and surprise me with little prezzies and the occasional grocery list item though. [EXATLY]. i would drive a hybrid or a range rover. maybe both, just to be confusing. i would go to the doctor and take care of myself. i wouldn’t have roommates, because i would want the place to myself so i could fuck whatever girl i wanted, whenever i wanted to, however i wanted! and because real men don’t have roommates."

Pay Attention 2 This Ad or It'll Beat This Woman...

This bus stop ad, recently erected in Hamburg, Germany, changes whether or not someone's looking at it. Using a built-in camera with eye-tracking technology, it can tell exactly when someone is checking it out.

It uses this to get across an anti-domestic abuse message. When no one is looking, it shows a man hitting his wife. But when you look right at it, it changes to a picture of the couple looking happy and normal. A cool piece of tech used to powerful effect.

Info Via: Jalopnik

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

"Black Mamba's" Tote

This isn't really a Black Mamba tote. If you don't know who "Black Mamba" is, I suggest you look over Kill Bill one more time.

The tote is an Empire 33 original (Top row: Custer / Bottom row: Musashi). They have been crafted from high quality Italian leather. The handle is an American civil war sword handle or a Japanese katana sword handle and is made of hardwood with steel and handcrafted brass fittings.
The man behind Empire 33, is Marjon Petrovski who hales from Southwestern Sydney. That's right folks! He's a young Aussie designer literally being inspired by his dreams. And while attending the Fashion Design Studio in Sydney, he fell in love with fine leathers, and high quality products. You can't go wrong with quality.

I Need This Giant Condom....... pillow

" you have a condom?"
"DO I!"
There is No-Way you can beat around the bush when you lay her head on the silk screened Lifestyle condom pillow. It speaks volumes about your standards, without saying a word. It also has a hidden pocket on the side for your erotic accommodations. Not only do they have 131 items for your condom convenience (key chains, holders, etc.), they have other fashionable yet effective fertility awareness methods for the babes. The Menstrual Bead Necklace, but they empower you to become more in touch with your body and your cycle by counting the beads to keep track.
The pillow can be copped at Etsy for $80

tAz Arnold: An Artist or A Piece of Work?

My job is to destroy people with creativity and style, which actually doesn’t destroy but inspires them." -tAz! Photobucket

Born and raised in South Central L.A. Along with being a father of two. Taz is the master of his existence and center of the universe. "This shit is about to get way dope and super excellenced out!" Currently on some renaissant man type shit, and attempting to turn this wack ass music industry, and this stale ass fashion shit on its ass with his supreme dopeness! He is a musician (one-third of Sa-Ra's "creative partners."), philosopher and fashion designer for such brands as MCM, and Kanye's Pastelle (The first Pastelle Clothing store will open up late 2009 in Chicago — followed by the New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco launch.), and Head of ti$a (his own intimate brand). Recently featured in YRB magazine for being... Fly. I would Highly suggest you read up on this fella. You don't want to be left behind, because I believe he will have something to do with your future.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Louis V's "Ruck-sacks" coming soon

Louis Vuitton unveiled new bags from their upcoming Spring/Summer 2010 Collection

The line includes: messenger bag, duffel, and ruck-sacks (I've heard that the use of "ruck-sack" is more common in Britain." Here at home... we just say "backpack" =)) The French luxury new bags features new silhouettes with new colors and innovative materials (rugged nylon and neoprene material, including a premium ostrich leather), but keeping the classic look. The entire look is messenger bike boy inspired *hints: the clean, sleek lines for the idea of an aerodynamic design.

Monday, June 29, 2009

VISVIM (say that 3x's fast...)

In era of massification, cost-cutting and chaotic branding, Visvim sticks out... about as awkwardly as it’s pronounced.

Visvim is one of those Japanese labels you hear about from time to time, usually in the context of superior handmade footwear, but is now moving towards apparel. The label was started by Hiroki Nakamura as a response to mass produced footwear from the likes of Adidas and Nike. No dis on the accomplishments of those giants! But it's as if he recognizes the demand for products that offer the exact opposite of what these brands provide. There's a very 'non-commercial' approach to his game. Like the unhurried and meticulous approach to his line.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Artillery For Pleasure

Keith Hopewell [Part2ism]: native from the UK. An aerosol O.G. forever transforming the boundaries of contemporary street art. Creator of the dauntingly large scale wall series [Tamara], naked babe with the gas mask ^above^ on a golden yellow emulsion, I'm sure grabbed the attention of alot of people. These street productions are hand painted using regular car spray paint.
Keith’s work challenges the perception and conception within a modern consumerist society often using religious and military imagery. The red and blue 3D lenses represent the need to see with a greater clarity and enhanced perspective. “My work is a critique of commodity as a religion and how religion and money are the principal conspirators of war”. The built up textures from the application of car spray paint are reminiscent of old black and white grained film. They say you can visually feel and smell it which enhances the sensual tones of his nude figures. The exhibition 'Artillery For Pleasure' featured large scale monochrome photo realist paintings.

"To be a Renegade in a rebellious culture that’s already divided by it’s own rules, traditions and internal politics is probably the biggest battle I’ll ever fight. it’s a war on all fronts because you’ve got the media & the masses that generally don’t know the real history of this art, never mind it’s fractions, derivatives and their internal aesthetics. People are fighting for acceptance on a huge number of levels from so many divisions just to produce art and then be labeled under one category that barely scratches the surface. Whatever it is that I create, it has to remain ambiguous to have any form of impact in this saturated world, that is quickly becoming desensitized to one of the most powerful art form’s of its time".