Friday, July 31, 2009

Dave Chappelle Where Are You?!

Funniest skit ever! "Stankonia has said they're willing to drop bombs over Baghdad." "Oil? bi**h who said anything about oil bi**h? You cooking?!"

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Style Is Timeless

In case you didn't know, you are about to be informed! There are now no more excuses for the way some of you men dress. Check out the videos below from men.style.com


Domenico "Mimmo" Spano
As Saks Fifth Avenue's suiting guru, Mimmo Spano knows a thing or two about enduring style. As for fashion? Well, he likes that about as much as he likes casual Fridays.


Gay Talese
New Journalism pioneer Gay Talese is known for three things: groundbreaking magazine work ("Frank Sinatra Has A Cold"), best-selling books (Thy Neighbor's Wife), and an unrivaled passion for the art of tailoring (watch, and you'll see).


Alan Flusser
What's the secret to dressing well? Why can't Brad Pitt pick out his own clothes? For the first in a series of videos, we put those questions and more to tailor and author Alan Flusser.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Jordan XXV In 2010?

Here are some sketches of the rumored Jordan's for next year, which will also be the 25th pair. I might cop them just because.

A Bathing Ape's Interview


After six months in the basement of Dover Street Market, A Bathing Ape has re-opened its London store. While the address (Upper James Street) hasn’t changed, the architecture has, thanks to a major refurbishment by Masamichi Katayama of design firm Wonderwall. Esquire took the opportunity of Nigo’s trip to the UK to quiz him on his taste for British style - and Savile Row in particular.



Why did you want a store in London?

“This was the first place I wanted to open a shop outside of Japan. I have always been influenced by London streetstyle and I used to travel here a lot even before I opened the store. The fashion scene I grew up with in Tokyo was very influenced by London’s scene, which was very fast-moving and good at fusing lots of different influences together.”

What was your brief for the design of the new shop?

“I wanted it to be clean and simple. I have always loved neon signs and I wanted that to be the main feature of the store design.”

We’ve heard about your taste for Savile Row suits – what about them appeals to you?

“I am interested in what they do because it is very different from what I do. I wanted to see the process and I appreciate the clothes. I have always been concerned with trying to achieve the quality and consistency of industrial production but on a really small scale; whereas they are making one-off pieces tailored for the individual customer.”

Who’s your tailor and how did you pick them?
“Anderson & Sheppard - because I had heard of them. I also have suits made by Huntsman. They represent the two very different styles of Savile Row. I like both for different reasons.”

When do you wear a suit?

“Sometimes to work - I have never had to wear formal clothes to work so it doesn’t seem like a duty or a chore; it’s actually quite refreshing.”

How does Savile Row, which emphasises tradition, compare with the frenetic world of fashion, which emphasises novelty?
“One of the main things that interests me about clothes is how they are made for now and yet in rare cases they gain value over time. That’s why I like vintage stuff: it was made for a very commercial reason, but over time it acquires a different value. I have never wanted to make stuff which is just throw-away.”

A BATHING APE® , 4 Upper James Street, London W1 (020 434 2541; www.bape.com)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I Wish I Had Some "Dough"!


There back! My brother Marvin had a pair of these back in the day and I wanted to rock them so bad, but we wore different sizes. “If you were around and about in the mid 90’s you would already know that this boot is not only a classic, its a legend. The Polo Ranger also known as the "Cookie" boot was brought back last Fall and sold out within a few days of its release. This year we see it in 3 classic colors and materials; Brandy oiled Leather, Black Leather, and Tan nubuck.” They went for sale online this Friday.

There Might Be A Movement...?

There has been a couple of cats that I have really been feeling lately. Drake, Lil' Wayne's artist on Young Money, Big Sean, Kanye's artist on G.O.O.D Music, J Cole, Jay-Z's new artist on Roc Nation and this nigga Page. But you be the judge... check out the videos below.





NEW: Kid Cudi

Make Her Say featuring Kanye West and Common

Scott Schuman's "The Sartorialist" Book



The book I've been long awaiting, The Sartorialist, which follows the same format as his acclaimed website. The book will be on sale in the US August 12. Along with the book launch, Schuman will be going on a book signing tour as well as opening up SartoriaLUST pop-up shops, and various other events surrounding the launch of the book. Dope!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Don't Get It Twisted!

I Like MJ as much as the next man, but don't get it twisted! All great things have an origin. Check out the video below.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Nasty Nas First Demo



TRACKLISTING:

01.Understanding
02.Life Is Like A Dice Game
03.Just Another Day In The Projects
04.Deja Vu
05.Back To The Grill Featuring MC Serch
06.Everything Is Real
07.I’m A Villan
08.Number One With A Bullet Featuring Kool G Rap & Whiteboy
09.Nas Will Prevail
10.On The Real (Original)
Bonus*
Main Source Feat.Nas,Akinyele And Joe Fatal – Live At The Barbeque (Nas’s Debut Song)

Click HERE to download demo

In Case You Missed It...



History in the making! I can't wait to tell my kids someday!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Video Of The Day

Fam-lee - "Runs in the Fam-lee"
Check out the diss to Another Bad Creation (ABC) in the first verse lol! They're also rockin' the Nike Air Raid's that Tim Hardaway use to rock. Check that video below too! Shout out to 1992!



Friday, July 10, 2009

South Bronx + Bucktown Collabo! - "Robot" Video


For my Hip Hop heads out there. This is kind of dope. LP "Survival Skills" drops September 15.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Guess Where I'll Be July 12?!



Right in front of my televison watching HBO, because Season 6 of "Entourage" starts this Sunday! For all you fans, lets see how big of a star Vinnie can get and lets see how long Turtle can stay with Jamie Lynn?... The boys of summer are back! Long live Ari Gold!

This Is Why I Need To Be In London!



Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren - Chrome Edition, just chillin' on the streets of London. Hot!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Large Professor - "The LP" Re-Release



The new album entitled, “The LP” was originally slated to come out on Geffen Records back in 1996, but due to some politics, it was never officially released. “The LP” will be marking it’s official release September 1st.

Check out a sample of the tracks here.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Remember When Nike Ads Where Dope!






10 Essentials

Every so often on men.style.com they do a 10 Essentials list with famous and popular artist and fashion designers. So I thought, let me think what my 10 essentials are?! Check out my list below. Also check out Chicago Native Kanye West and his 10 Essentials at http://men.style.com/fashion/10_essentials/060309

...These are not in any particular order.



#1 Tommy Hilfiger's Craftsman's Boxers




#2 Seinfeld: Complete DVD Series




#3 Kenneth Cole New York Automatic Watch




#4 Guess Sunglasses





#5 Air Jordan Black/Cement III




#6 Bosca Alligator Skin Briefcase





#7 Raekwon the Chef "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" & Ghostface Killah "Ironman"







#8 iPhone 3GS




#9 CocoCare Cocoa Butter Lip Balm






#10 Ralph Lauren Polo Crocodile Cardholder Wallet





Friday, July 3, 2009

I Like Drake, but...

One of the greatest inventions to me right now is the DVR (Digital Video Recorder). I actually never watch live television anymore. I have all my favorite programs pre-recorded and whenever I'm bored I just sit down and watch a marathon of The Game, Entourage, King of Queens, The Office, Family Guy, Hawthorne (Jada has been killing it so far) and many others. So fast forward to last Sunday night's BET Awards show, where I was able to forward through all the standard commercials all the yak, yak, yak and terrible performances.

Fast forward even more to the Drake, Lil' Wayne and Young Money performance which was a disgrace. It's sad and unfortunate that BET continues to crank out mediocrity and perpetuate negative stereotypes of black men, women, and children. Although they likely received high ratings for the awards show, there is no honor in reinforcing the status quo's opinion of black people. The tribute to Michael Jackson and the overall show had its great moments, however, it failed to deliver a solid, quality show.

Now when Lil' Wayne, Drake, and Cash Money brought young, under-aged girls onto the stage to dance and serve as window dressing while they performed "Every Girl," a song that reduces girls and women to sex objects. In a culture where one out of four girls and women are either raped or sexually assaulted, why is it okay that BET allowed this to happen? Just asking?



Thursday, July 2, 2009

It Feels Like the 90's Again! The Remix!

Okay, after yesterdays post I felt I needed to hip y'all to something that's so Hip Hop and so 80's and 90's. Again, if you where a product of this era and had any form of intellectual humor, then you had to be a fan of the hit television sitcom "Seinfeld." Like me, who was a huge Seinfeld watcher (I'll take on any trivia questions you got!) I also enjoyed an occasional Hip Hop video, magazine or movie during this era. An for those of you seeking and yearning the days of old... my friends, your prayers have been answered. Below is the experience that is "This Day...Anime Series" enjoy!

http://thisday-anime.com/

also check out the online magazine Tribes for a full interview with the creators Nowenen and Reggieknow at http://www.tribesmagazine.com/

It Feels Like the 90's Again!

For those of you fortunate enough to have experienced the late 80's and all of the 90's you hopefully know that was a special time for music, specifically Hip Hop. I'm talking Gangstarr, Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, 3rd Bass, BDP, Wu Tang, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Nice & Smooth, Jungle Brothers, Organized Konfusion, Brand Nubian, Jeru, Poor Righteous Teachers, EPMD, Main Source, KMD, The Roots, Showbiz & AG, Blacksheep, Redman and I could go on and on, and speaking of Redman...


Pictured here with fashion designer Wil London (if you don't know of Wil London, you soon will. Visit his sites at www.imanikehead.com and www.fakesiswack.com)


when I finally heard Red and Meth's new album the Blackout 2, their first single ''Ayo'' kind of sent me back to that era of BET's RapCity with "The Mayor of Rap City" Chris Thomas and MTV's Yo! MTV Raps with hosts Fab 5 Freddy, Ed Lover and Dr. Dre. This to me was the height of Hip Hop. When there was different styles and you got a wide range of artist and concepts. When we waited weeks for a single to come out on cassette tape and you would buy the whole tape or CD just from the single alone, you didn't need a sample of the whole album on iTunes. When singles came with remixes and b-sides (whatever happen to b-sides?). So as I digress, I leave you with the video of ''Ayo" and a moment of silence to reminisce on the better times, because my friend Hip Hop is dead! T.R.O.Y




Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Inspiration

One of my favorite blogs that I visit everyday is thesartorialist.blogspot.com. Scott Schuman the creator of the blog showcases everyday people in their natural environments. He says "I thought I could shoot people on the street the way designers looked at people, and get and give inspiration to lots of people in the process."

One of the main reasons why I visit the blog everyday is because of that... and what better inspiration then fashionable women. So here are a few pics from his blog that I really liked. Enjoy! You can click on the images to enlarge.


Great mother/daughter moment. I love the red glove the little girl has on! Its always that splash of color that sets something off!



I don't know where she's at, but don't you want to be there! It looks so relaxing and inviting. I love S.Pellegrino and Macbook's too!



Her whole look is great. She exudes elegance, grace and femininity. I love the contrast of her hat too.



She looks like a Sex and the City character. She must be in New York.



Her whole look is dope! You have to be confident with yourself to pull this off and look this good! How cool is that older gentlemen next to her too.



Lovely!



She's beautiful, but how great is that background.




If I ever met this woman I would marry her on sight!