Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Black Royale




















Crown Royal Whisky has just released a new expression, Crown Royal Black. Darker in color and deeper in body, the Canadian whisky is bended at 90 proof and takes aging from charred oak barrels, which gives it both the added depth and color. Kids don't drink and drive!

Young At Heart

We're all babies on the inside. Dope ad.


Ring, Ring, Ring (Ha Ha Hey)

Desk phone dock for iPhone. This is why everybody needs a iPhone, because they make cool shit like this for it. No other phone on the market draws this much attention. Its the Jordan of phones.
















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Speechless...

Lamborghini-in-house-parking!! I don't even know what to say...


Wu-Pizza

Cutting headz and slices!!

Flat Eric (The Puppet) + Pharrell Williams

"Where's The Money George?"

WHERE'S THE MONEY GEORGE ? from oizo mr on Vimeo.

G-Shock + Wood

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

NEW: Fabolous

Body Ya

Lyrics Of The Day: The Song That Change My Life!

Hey Papi (Extended Version)| Jay-Z

Ay yo, I got a resolution...This year I'm playing right
No six fifteen this year, you can stay the night
We can go bowling, it ain't like before
Can't you see that I'm growing? I was so immature
I was young and having money
Having honeys come to the crib
Thinking' they shit and they couldn't get cab money from me
Some bad chicks didn't get past the bridge
I went to One Trump Plaza on their asses'
No room service just snacks and shit
Work with those Lil' Debbie's and when your done get ready
The chicks I was fiendin' to smash
Let 'em lean on the cash, take 'em on long trips
Break 'em with long dick
There was no such thing as strong relationships
But I'm off that player shit
I need a chick that practice Tai Chi...that still can buy weed
And can give me some good head, and I'll make her a mami
You hear me?

Even if they don't understand the flow
They understand the dough
My ladies going(Hey Papi)
Promise you'll never let me go
Promise you'll never leave me
Promise we'll grow, they saying

I was the worse...I use to switch chicks every day
Had niggas mad for real like, "I wish he was gay"
Cause they knew...sooner or later hun was getting with Jay
Just a...matter of time she was getting with Jay
I'll have your chick in the tropics somewhere sipping on 'zae
Spitting up in the Pacific smoking spliffs in the shade
She used to love ya, but she feeling different today
You used to smother her, look at your honey slipping away
Consorting with hustlers, niggas that be giving her space
She said...she feel free when she around me
I'm letting her do her and in turn she doing me
She on the phone with her friends like how cool is he.

Even if they don't understand the flow
They understand the dough
My ladies going(Hey Papi)
Promise you'll never let me go
Promise you'll never leave me
Promise we'll grow, they saying

I was nice to girls, but that wasn't the Shawn they felt
They said the Coupe was alright, but they didn't like the seat belts
I looked tight...they told me "Loosen up", run a couple of lights
Spank'em, pull their hair...just don't treat'em so nice
Left me confused, I messed wit chicks that was best when abused
Nice guys finish last wit they special set of rules
And me? I over did it. All chauvinistic, would treat'em...so vicious
Would stroke...but won't kiss it, but now...I'm trying flow different
I'm trying cool it now. I'm trying plant a seed, start a new addition
I'm sick of chasing chickens...
Sick of every other...city we go...same ol' hoes.

Monday, March 29, 2010

NEW: 8Ball & MJG

DJ Bring It Back featuring Young Dro

LOL at Young Dro

Take Ivy: The Invention Of The Preppy Look






















Described by The New York Times as, “a treasure of fashion insiders,” Take Ivy was originally published in Japan in 1965, setting off an explosion of American-influenced “Ivy Style” fashion among students in the trendy Ginza shopping district of Tokyo. The product of four sartorial style enthusiasts, Take Ivy is a collection of candid photographs shot on the campuses of America’s elite, Ivy League universities. The series focuses on men and their clothes, perfectly encapsulating the unique academic fashion of the era. Whether lounging in the quad, studying in the library, riding bikes, in class, or at the boathouse, the subjects of Take Ivy are impeccably and distinctively dressed in the finest American-made garments of the time.

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DJ Vs. DJ: Premier & Pete Rock

One night only!

Manhattan Records presents DJ Premier VS Pete Rock -A Legendary DJ Battle trailer from getfunky on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

Wu-Massacre: Cover Sketches















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Damn!

I didn't know you had it like that mami! Tina Fey on the cover of the new April 2010 Esquire.

Dame Dash + Political Point Of View

Dame you sooo crazy! At the Kyle Goen Art Show.






















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Future Bad Ass

How are you suppose to tell this kid to go to bed after this...?!















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Why Didn't I Think Of That!

Pet High Chair... For those extreme pet lovers.





















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Real Talk















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YES!! Season 3!

Quote Of The Day

“Never, I don’t discourage nobody in my house,” this is an entertainment house. My daughter Angela was in college, she was like, ‘Daddy, I don’t know what to do, I’m getting straight A’s in college, but Pastries is taking off.’ I’m like, ‘Peace college, go take your butt down to the sneaker office and go get that paper…that’s your college… We’ll get back to (school), Pastries is doing millions.’” ~ Rev. Run

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Top 10: Women From Illinois

View list at Complex















Shout out to Chicago: Westside, Southside, Oak Park, Hyde Park, Maywood and Downtown! What's good with adding Lisa Raye to the list...? She's from Chicago!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

"Double K" All Day!!






















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They Shot Him Right In Front Of His Kids!!






















The man who killed El Hajj Malik El Shabazz a.k.a. Malcolm X in cold blood, is set to be released from jail.

Thomas Hagan (above picture) is the only man to admit to assassinating the leader and was found guilty of murder for his shooting death on February 21, 1965 on the stage of the Audubon Ballroom.

The convicted killer was granted parole on March 3rd and is now scheduled to be released on April 28th.

Before being granted parole, he was allowed to spend 12 hours a week in a work release program and allowed to spend time at home with his wife and kids.

X was speaking to a crowd of his followers when he was gunned down by Hagan, Norman 3X Butler and Thomas 15X Johnson.

Hagan was shot in the leg by one of X's bodyguards and almost beaten to death by the crowd.

May the Lord bless him, because he's going to need it!

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Ladies Get Ya Mind Right!





































Michetti Daniele "Patch & Suede" Sandals hittin' fo $830!! Dope!

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The World's Only Immortal Animal


















The turritopsis nutricula species of jellyfish may be the only animal in the world to have truly discovered the fountain of youth.

Since it is capable of cycling from a mature adult stage to an immature polyp stage and back again, there may be no natural limit to its life span. Scientists say the hydrozoan jellyfish is the only known animal that can repeatedly turn back the hands of time and revert to its polyp state (its first stage of life).

The key lies in a process called transdifferentiation, where one type of cell is transformed into another type of cell. Some animals can undergo limited transdifferentiation and regenerate organs, such as salamanders, which can regrow limbs. Turritopsi nutricula, on the other hand, can regenerate its entire body over and over again. Researchers are studying the jellyfish to discover how it is able to reverse its aging process.

Because they are able to bypass death, the number of individuals is spiking. They're now found in oceans around the globe rather than just in their native Caribbean waters. "We are looking at a worldwide silent invasion," says Dr. Maria Miglietta of the Smithsonian Tropical Marine Institute.

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Ninja Cat

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Reflections Of The Day

Though I've never seen it, this is how I imagine my homeboy Wil London's closet.

Wifey Material

Vashtie Kola. I know you see the 3's!






















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Stacks On Deck!

World's record for biggest card house. Crazy! Click on image to enlarge.


Skate + Luxury

Dope! Click image to enlarge.






















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What Time Is It!!

One of the greatest movies of all time goes cuckoo... Clock that is.






















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It's Official!

"Brooklyn Nets" that's going to take a minute to get use to...

Englewood!!!
















Four years ago, Bryant Alexander watched his mother weep.

She stared down at a muddle of D’s and F’s on his eighth-grade report card and threatened to kick him out. He had barely passed elementary school, and high school wasn’t even on his radar.

“Something just clicked,” Alexander, now 18, said. “I knew I had to do something.”

On Friday, Alexander proudly swapped his high school’s red uniform tie for a striped red and gold one — the ritual at Englewood’s Urban Prep Academy for Young Men that signifies a student has been accepted into college.

As the Roseland resident and 12 others tied their knots, Chicago’s only public all-male, all-African-American high school fulfilled its mission: 100 percent of its first senior class had been accepted to four-year colleges.

Mayor Richard Daley and city schools chief Ron Huberman surprised students at the all-school assembly Friday morning with congratulations, and school leaders announced that as a reward, prom would be free.

The achievement might not merit a visit from top brass if it happened at one of the city’s elite, selective enrollment high schools. But Urban Prep, a charter school that enrolls all comers in one of Chicago’s most beleaguered neighborhoods, faced much more difficult odds.

Only 4 percent of this year’s senior class read at grade level as freshmen, said Tim King, the school’s founder and CEO.

“There were those who told me that you can’t defy the data,” King said. “Black boys are killed. Black boys drop out of high school. Black boys go to jail. Black boys don’t go to college. Black boys don’t graduate from college.

“They were wrong,” he said.

Every day, before attending advanced placement biology classes and lectures on changing the world, students must first pass through the neighborhood, then metal detectors.

“Poverty, gangs, drugs, crime, low graduation rates, teen pregnancy — you name it, Englewood has it,” said Kenneth Hutchinson, the school’s director of college counseling, who was born and raised in Englewood.

He met the students the summer before they began their freshman year during a field trip to Northwestern University, the first time many of them had ever stepped foot on a college campus. At the time, Hutchinson was Northwestern’s assistant director of undergraduate admissions. Inspired by what he’d seen, he started working for Urban Prep two months later.

“I’m them,” he said Friday as he fought back tears. “Being accepted to college is the first step to changing their lives and their communities.”

Hutchinson plays a major role in the school, where college is omnipresent. Students are assigned college counselors from day one. To prepare students for the next level, the school offers a longer than typical day — about 170,000 minutes longer, over four years, than other city schools — and more than double the usual number of

English credits, King said
Even the school’s voice-mail system has a student declaring “I am college-bound” before asking callers to dial an extension.

The rigorous academic environment and strict uniform policy of black blazers, red ties and khakis isn’t for everyone. The first senior class began with 150 students. Of those who left, many moved out of the area and some moved into neighborhoods that were too dangerous to cross to get to the school, King said. Fewer than 10 were expelled or dropped out, he said.

At last count, the 107 seniors gained acceptance to a total of 72 different colleges, including Northwestern University, Morehouse College, Howard University, Rutgers University and University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Alexander was accepted to DePaul University.

While college acceptance is an enormous hurdle to jump, school leaders said they know their job isn’t done; they want to make sure the students actually attend.

To that aim, King said, staff made sure that every student has completed the dreaded Free Application for Federal Student Aid, lest the red tape deter them.

Later in the year, the school plans to hold a college signing day where every student is to sign a promise to go to college, he said. Staff will stay in touch through the summer and hopefully in the first years of school.

“We don’t want to send them off and say, ‘Call us when you’re ready to make a donation to your alma mater,’ ” King said. “If we fulfill our mission, that means they not only are accepted to college, but graduate from it.”

For now, students are enjoying the glow of reaching their immediate goal.

Normally, it takes 18-year-old Jerry Hinds two buses and 45 minutes to get home from school. On the day the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana was to post his admission decision online at 5 p.m., he asked a friend to drive him to his home in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood.

He went into his bedroom, told his well-wishing mother this was something he had to do alone, closed the door and logged in.

“Yes! Yes! Yes!” he remembers screaming. His mother burst in and began crying.

That night he made more than 30 phone calls, at times shouting “I got in” on his cell phone and home phone at the same time.

“We’re breaking barriers,” he said. “And that feels great.”


It's about time for some positive news out of Chicago!

NEW: Diggy Simmons

Look at Diggy!! This is actually kind of hot. "Flow Stoopid"


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lyrics Of The Day

Bitties In The BK Lounge | Posdonus (De La Soul)

F - Female Rapper
P2 - Posdonus


Bitties in the BK lounge, All they do is beg and they scrounge
Bitties in the BK lounge (2x)

F - Excuse me, would you take my order I have to go
Shoshauna's got a real job, dag don't you know!
P2 - Oh yeah, Now I recognize
The real real bitty with the fake fake eyes
Yo, can I interest you in some burgers and fries?
F - Yes you can, but you can keep your lies
cause you know you can't diss me
but your pissing me off
I know where you live and I know that your soft
You're as booty as they come
and you dress like a geek
my shoes cost more than you make in two weeks
P2 - Look, you don't have to play fly in here
I can tell your fly by the weave that you wear!
But you must be aware that a fly can be swatted by a BK tray
By the way yo, here's yours
F - I know your just sweating me to kill the noise
of your polyester pants and there also high waters
Look at what you do all day but take orders
You bow tie wearing, clocking and staring
I know your just upset because you can't get the rap
I think you better chill for my man gets you slapped
P2 - Yeah, I know your man, the biggest punk in school
selling devil rock to the fiends and the fools!
With one hand that punk I could snap- the kid is so skinny...
F - But yo we living fat
P2 - Speaking of fat, would you like a diet soda?
Cause less fat on you would spare us all the odor
Better yet pour it down your pants and let the acid kill
the smell that should have been left to Masingel!
Let me make you a deal, take the soda free and jet
I got to much family to hear your threats
F - Oh you a family man?
Well I shouldn't be surprised
Cause your sister's flipping burgers and your momma's frying fries
P2 - Don't even try that shit!
F - Oh damn look!
F - Here comes one more
It's your father he just finished moping the floor
Now give them a hand, its the BK clan
So you can't talk garbage about who I am
P2 - well, aren't we living foul
Speaking of foul how bout some chicken for the cow?
Oops I meant you sorry for the mix up
but your stomachs always big from the sexual slip ups!
F - I could buy you and sell you for pennies, young man!
{You'd better!}
I think there's something you should understand
I try to be nice and help the poor make money
but since I know you need it, I'll go elsewhere dummy!
You B-K workers is too damn rude
I think I'll go get me some Chinese food

R.I.P. Corey Haim

Lost Boys was my shit! Shout out to Corey's family.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

NEW: Curren$y + Nesby Phips

Prioritze

Lyrics Of The Day: R.I.P. B.I.G.

His 13th anniversary and still top 10 of all time!






















Kick In The Door | Notorious B.I.G.

Your reign on the top was short like leprechauns
As I crush so-called willies, thugs, and rapper-dons
Get in that ass, quick fast, like ramadan
It's that rap phenomenon Don-Dadda, fuck Poppa
You got ta, call me, Francis M.H. White
in tank-light totes, tote iron
Was told in shootouts, stay low, and keep firin
Keep extra clips for extra shit
Who's next to flip, on that cat with that grip on rap
The most shady ("Tell 'em!") Frankie baby
Ain't no tellin where I may be
May see me in D.C. at Howard homecomin
with my man Capone, dumbin, fuckin somethin
You should know my steelo
Went from ten G's for blow to thirty G's a show
to orgies with hoes I never seen befo'
So, Jesus, get off the Notorious
penis, before I squeeze and bust
If the beef between us, we can settle it
With the chrome and metal shit
I make it hot, like a kettle get
You're delicate, you better get - who sent ya?
You still pedal shit, I got more rhymes than "Great Adventure"
Biggie.

Kick in the door, waving the four-four
All you heard was Poppa don't hit me no more

On ya mark, get set, when I spark, ya wet
Look how dark it get, when you're marked for death
Should I start your breath should I let you die
In fear you start to cry, ask why
Lyrically, I'm worshipped, don't front the word sick
You cursed it, but rehearsed it
I drop unexpectedly like bird shit
You herbs get, stuck quickly for royalties and show money
Don't forget the publishin, I punish em, I'm done with them
Son, I'm surprised you run with them
I think they got cum in them, cause they, nothin but dicks
Tryin to blow up like nitro and dynamite sticks
Mad I smoke hydro rock diamonds that's sick
Got paid off my flow, rhyme with my own click
Take trips to Cairo, layin with yo' bitch
I know you prayin you was rich, fuckin prick
When I see ya I'ma

Kick in the door, waving the four-four
All you heard was Poppa don't hit me no more

This goes out for those that choose to use
disrespectful views on the King of NY
Fuck that, why try, throw bleach in your eye
Now ya braille in it, stash that light shit, or scalin it
Conscience of ya nonsense in eighty-eight
Sold more powder than Johnson and Johnson
Tote steel like Bronson, "Vigilante"
You wanna get on son, you need to ask me
Ain't no other king in this rap thing
They siblings, nothing but my chil'ren
One shot, they disappearing
It's ill when, MC's used to be on cruddy shit
Took home, "Ready to Die," listened, studied shit
Now they on some money shit, successful out the blue
They light weight, fragilly, my nine milly
make the white shake, thats why my money never funny
And you still recoupin, stupid.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Wood Grain

iPad Wood Case from Vers. Handcrafted of bamboo and hardwood it's made to protect your iPad in luxurious style. It features a top-loading slipcase design with a soft, scratch-resistant lining, openings for the volume control and 30-pin connector, 4mm walls and an optional stand for vertical display. Price tag $80.



















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