Tuesday, April 28, 2009


WHO SKATESBOARDS IN UNRELEASED YEEZY'S AND SCUFF'S THEM UP WITH A SMILE ON THEIR FACE!?!?!?! Maestro MUST know something we don't. How the heyl does he continually get these joints early?? "HE MUST'VE HAD A BLESSIN' FROM PASTOR MASON!!"

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Yohan Serfaty: Spring Collection

The looks are fairly simple, yet Yohan Serfaty has managed to put together quite a fancy little collection here. The leathers look great, but a bit too much for the spring season I'm use to... the jackets and blazers are fly as hell too. Great use of textures and layering. Its not too much, it simply accentuates the quality of the line, because it's trendy & savvy, and not overloaded. The form fitting, but masculine look of the line kind of sets off this ingredient of Rock-star appeal, and I'm not gonna lie... I kinda dig it.

(Info Via: The Fashionisto)

Swizz Beatz... an Artist?

Some of us are lucky enough to be great at a few things, but This renaissance man they call Swizz Beatz is truly a jack of all trades. Swizz has been a master of music production since he was SIXTEEN-YEARS-OLD. (Yes, correct. When you were in middle school, high school, college... gettin gully with your friends, chanting "Stop! Drop! Shut'em down, open up shop!! The young man who produced that was in HIGH SCHOOL! Doing the samething you were doing... kinda.) Not only a producer, but also a decent rapper, with car knowledge and a collection that would make any male jealous.
Soooo... he sounds good... he rides good... and he dresses well, affiliated with KidRobot. He's a contributing artist for the clothing line (designed the logo).

From what I read, Swizz has always been a fan of art and a collector. But I was oblivious to his skillz!! His work is AMAZIN! Being a fan of Warhol, I'm not surprise to see the influences, and the piece with Jean Michel Basquiat (which is DOPE!!) And from what I understand, he debuted this new stuff over Twitter. How often does that happen. But he donates the money he earns from his paintings to the Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

W Hotel - Hong Kong - "GET FAMILIAR!!"

I am... a "fan" of hotels, and hospitality. That's something I wouldn't slack on when it comes time for vacacation. I wouldn't mind spending that little extra money to stay beyond the 8th floor, so I can wake up to that beautiful view. Combine that with a love for travel, and you have captured my jealousy in Thought for DJ CLINTON SPARKS! Check it out.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Maestro Knows


Maestro Knows is an online show based around Levi Maestro's day to day life. Taking place primarily in Los Angeles, Maestro shows you LA through his eyes.
"Showing the people I don't know, all the things I do know." - MAESTRO!! Great moto =o)
In episode 5, Maestro rolls around with Dom. Kennedy! (Looove "Watermelon Sundae" & "Still Lookin")
Kennedy, who grew up in Leimert Park—an area considered a staple of Los Angeles’ black community for its rich traditions—popped up on the L.A. music scene two years ago, and released his debut mixtape, The 25th Hour, in March of 2008.
The 25th Hour was my attempt to make a CD now that sounds like and feels like things that I grew up on and that people played for me,” - Dom
Already one mixtape deep into the fray, Kennedy is currently working on his next mixtape and is in talks to do a collaborative project with L.A. trio Pacific Division and Houston rapper Carter, but is certain not to lose sight of the bigger picture.
The west coast is on the come up...? Perhaps. Maybe not on the level of ATL, but on the level that Chi-town did... I think so. Update your knowledge in Dom Kennedy, Diz Gibran, Shawn Jackson, and of course... U-N-I.

Episode 5 - Dom Kennedy

BUT I GOT 16s!!!"

LV "Evidence" goggles


The new thangs from Louis Vuitton appear to be... Stunning. Last fall, they introduced the style in black, but I'm a fan of the color combination's for the S/S 09 Collection. The Evidence frame comes close to the Millionaire model that Pharrell and Nigo had created for Vuitton a couple of seasons back. The price tag comes close to the Millionaire's as well... PEEP for yourself you trix -n- ballas.


Friday, April 17, 2009

Carefully Colorful Silhoettes


Danish artist: Johnny Madsen. Think blurred human forms in broad brushstrokes, anonymous and ghostly. All of this created from a palette of angry reds and blacks. At first glance it seems a bit subtle, but slowly, the confrontational aspect of his work begins to seep in. Thoughts of, "Why are they shaped that way?" start to run through your head. Purposely miss-shaped, carefully colorful silhouettes...


Currently exhibiting in London at the Mews 42 gallery.

"Scent of the genitalia of a freshly shampooed beast"...


Some perfumes are meant to smell pleasant and good and beautiful. They’re easy to wear, they evoke something nice, and often smell of flowers or forests or fruit. Then there are other perfumes that... aren’t so easy. These perfumes convey an aesthetic of standoffishness, more of a thought-piece than an accessory. Cool in their own right, but not entirely suitable for close encounters.

The artist, Sacre Nobi, famous for his multi-sensory sculptures, has created a perfume house that caters to just this sort of fragrance. S-ex, one of three scents currently produced by S-Perfume, is the epitome of such a fragrance. It is an exquisite and rare perfume that somehow manages to capture the essence of the avant-garde while still remaining both wearable and breathtakingly beautiful.

Described as: slightly sweet, somewhat kinky, and entirely elegant. Couple this with a strong underpinning of dry, taught leather and a subtle, synthetic accord of rubber or plastic, and you have a full-on evocation of kink. Layers of animalic musk, crystalline in clarity and unlike any other... and then comes the salt (strange). It’s the smell of dried sweat on skin, a slightly malodorous representation of that remarkably sexy part of body odor.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Art Hotel Gallery Presents a gift to you!

Dallas artists Mike Arreaga, Shayne W. Ridenour, and Zach Saucedo share their inspirations with you in a one night only silent auction of their newest and finest works.
No to low reserves. You decide the price.

Power to the people.

Presented by Art Hotel Gallery, in association with DIAC.
Musical guest: Caleb Jones

Original Fake x NEIGHBORHOOD [Tie]

In addition to Original Fake's April Release tomorrow. Items from its exclusive collaboration with Neighborhood are now available at selected retailers this side of the Pacific, including the Teeth Stripe Neck Tie. Almost identical to the OF Teeth Stripe Shirt, the neck=wear include printed “Teeth” graphics in silver on black diagonal stripes.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


"She say she want whatever she like
But'cha gotta bring yo friend
We can have one hell of a night"


A-Track gives the story on how this remix came about: "I was home for 2 days this past week, between WMC and the start of my European tour. Perfect timing: Kanye sent me this joint and asked me for some “good ol scratches” (verbatim). I jumped on it immediately and here we are just a few days later, it premiered on Hot 97. This is a really low res radio rip but I like it because hey, I get plenty of shout outs! Thanks DJ Enuff." But offerings of Martin Louis The King, I offer you the CDQ.

Kid Cudi (Ft. Lady Gaga, Kanye, Common, & A-Track) - I Poke Her Face

Saturday, April 4, 2009

FrXsh To Death!

"I loved you ever since we first laid

That dude FrXsh has FINALLY given me a sample copy of the mixtape! CDQ Coming Soon, but until then... bump this and get addicted.


FrXsh - Rose Petals
FrXsh - Like A Star

(I know alot of this was over your head. Let the man explain in the video below...)


Thursday, April 2, 2009


I like how they ran through a bunch of the Youtube videos of the dance.
Ellen LOVES black folks

This made me laugh kinda hard.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

NIGO No Longer Prez. of BAPE

Nigo is reportedly stepping down as president and brand director of A Bathing Ape, the brand which he founded in 1993. According to Nigo, he will remain Bape's designer and majority owner of parent company, Nowhere Co., Ltd. He will also carry on his Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream brand partnership with Pharrell Williams as co-owner and head designer.

(Info via: WWD Fashion)

Levi's x Kaws "Navy Teeth"

As it turns out the recent collaboration of Kaws and Levi’s also includes a denim model with a navy teeth design and not only the red/white design (which I was not really feelin). The “Navy Teeth” Chompers design by Kaws is much more subtle, as the design is only embroidered and not printed onto the denim. Too bad the price tag isn't THAT subtle. Sitten at about $300. That's Kaws for ya!
The Levi’s x Kaws “Navy Teeth” Denim is now available at the Levi's ESHOP.


This is the reason I love art (Not the sole reason, but the basis is here). A photographer has taken a picture of artist doing THEIR thing. It feels like a layer of Love upon a layer of Love. It's a part of compellingly-titled new show of photographs, “Spit & Peanut Shells: American Pictures” at Cincinnati, Ohio’s Country Club Gallery. Each picture is completely different, but you can see America in each.

What do people DO in between the West Coast -n- East Coast? What we do best... we put our creativity and imagination to work. We "DO WORK SON!!!" The art culture is not wholly in L.A., D.C., and N.Y.! It's in Dallas and Cincinnati as well. It's only a matter of time and a little more effort before people nation wide realize that this "art thing" is bigger than you may think. Art transcends, and it's being backed by Brilliant minds. It cannot be repressed! I suggest becoming apart of the ever increasing movement, or get left behind SUCKAAAAS!

(Photo by: Cheryl Dunn)