Thursday, 31 July 2008

New Janelle

(I really like this one)

>>via 2dOpEboyz<<

Trailer: The Princess And The Frog

I love it already! I love Anika Noni Rose as the voice of Princess Tiana!


Monday, 28 July 2008

Pardon Me...

Somedays I feel like solitude is a luxury I cannot afford. 

dont let me be misunderstood - nina simone


Sunday, 27 July 2008

Because I Can | N.E.R.D

If anyone ever wants to identify me in a crowd, just play this song out loud. Whoever starts dancing and singing first is me. I will not apologise*.

sidebar: *sings* YOU can't be ME, I'm a rockstar!

She Wants To Move - N.E.R.D

* copyright: The Roots 2008


Omahyra Mota

I'm convinced that when this child was born someone must have said, '...go forth, and be fierce'. This woman is absolutely sexual and epitomises androgyny at its best. Sexual.

look for her in the Change Clothes video
cool kid


Lettin' Go

If you love live performances (like I do) AND you just got fired from work, congratulations, this one's for you!!!

Janelle Monáe sings, 'with no 9 to 5, its a brand new day, my rent's due but imma party anyway!'
sidebar: its all fun and games until the landlord comes knocking...!

She kills this performance though. Get into it!


Thursday, 24 July 2008


Christian Dior

as seen on Eva Mendes

Antonio Berardi

Carlos Miele


Duro Olowu

Carlos Miele

Antonio Berardi

Carlos Miele

Duro Olowu

Elie Saab
>>pictures: <<


Because I Can | Me'Shell Ndegeocello

...and I gracefully fade into nonexistence...

Me'Shell NdegéOcello - If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)

Miss Me'Shell is (super)bad with that guitar!!!
Some afternoon funk to get the day going.



I've known rivers:
I've known rivers ancient as the world
and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

I bathed in the Euphrates when the dawn was young.
I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep.
I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it
I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln
went down to New Orleans, and I've seen its muddy
bosom turn all golden in the sunset.

I've known rivers:
Ancient, dusky rivers.

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

The Negro Speaks of Rivers
Langston Hughes
February 1, 1902 - May 22, 1967


Nicolay and Kay - I've Seen Rivers

sidebar: I couldn't find a full mp3 to post, therefore the youtube (non-video) video.


The Odd Couple

Gnarls Barkley - Who's Gonna Save My Soul Now

sidebar: The Odd Couple is one of the better albums of 2008. Get into it.


The Leak #31

Guggenheim bitches!

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Because I Can | Chester French

The Jimmy Choos - Chester French

Chester French (Ivy Leaguers D.A. Wallach and Maxwell Drummey) are signed to Pharrell's Star Trak label. The song has also been sampled by Mr. Mickey Factz (not disney, google him now, the name's Mickey!)

They performed at Solange's birthday party a while back and were also a feature in February Teen Vogue.



The Minstrel Show (2005)

To say this is Little Brother's best album to date feels like I'm undermining their other works, so I will say this, this is MY favourite Little Brother album, and I'm not just saying.
 I can listen to this album all day, everyday, without skipping any tracks. From Phonte and Big Pooh's wonderful rhymes, to Phonte's alter ego 'Percy Miracles' and the side splitting skits, this album is definitely one of the better hip hop albums put out in the past few years; not to mention 9th Wonder's fantastic production.
sidebar: 9th left the group but still does some production for them.

You are now tuned into UBN ( U Black Niggas Network) 'watching' The Minstrel Show. 

>>and then PLEASE proceed to purchase it HERE if you like it. We need these people around.<<

There was this time in my life where strangely, when I would wake up (and this happened for quite some time), the song Beautiful Morning would be playing. I found it very odd, nice, but still odd. Maybe I had the album on repeat and when the song would play I would automatically get up...*shrugs*

'each day's another chance to do the things I could have/ done the day before but didn't and known I should have/ so I say a prayer for the gone for gooders/ who left this world then kiss my girl good morning sugar/ another sunrise, and as much as I would love/ to roll over on you, I cannot do it because/ the good Lord I prayed to him/ and He said 'Niggas is listening now', so I better have something to say to 'em/'
Beautiful Morning

'sometimes I think I'm from another world, when I'm trying to tell a woman just exactly where I stand at; I want a girl when I want a girl, and when I don't want a girl I want a girl who understands that' 
Slow It Down

'and I agree that everyone's a biter, but if you xerox the style, then thats infringing on my copyright'
We Got Now

Personal Faves: Gosh, everything! Beautiful Morning and Slow It Down have special places in my heart. Lovin' It is just the dOpEness. All For You, Say It Again, Sincerely Yours, We Got Now. 
Cheatin', performed by 'Percy Miracles', (I like to think), pokes fun at certain RnB singers. '1,2,3,4,5, really wanted you to be my wife
6,7,8,9,10, really wanted you to be my friend
11,12,13,14,15, can't think of nothing that rhymes with 15'
'ooh Lord, the backround singers just messed up, well Percy I don't give a f*ck!'

PS: I made all my friends listen to the 5th & Fashion skit, gets me everytime! '...ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, oooooh, (at 5th & Fashion), better call yo' niggaaaaaarrrr!!!' 

PLEASE, get into it!


Somebody's Listening

Well, someone must have heard my plea for a Paper Planes remix because look what I found at h.e.r!

cool kid

I still want a Santogold remix! *insert sad face*

just goes the video for Paper Planes


Tuesday, 22 July 2008


Miss Robyn Fenty 

this video is disturbing, but nice. Hot looks all around. I think I spy those Balenciaga boots...


Just In Case Anyone Tried To Forget

here goes the reminder...

Winner: UEFA Champions League 2007/2008
Winner: Barclays Premier League 2007/2008



M.I.A. + Santogold

collaborations like this iLike to hear...but you have to wait for it till about two minutes in. Now, can they PLEASE do a remix for Paper Planes...

Miss Santi White on the cover of The Fader

Get It Up (Santogold/ M.I.A/ Gorrilla Zoe)

>>courtesy 2dB <<

see also: Come Around - M.I.A. ft Mic Terror


Monday, 21 July 2008

Because I Can | Jay-Z

The legendary Fela Kuti meets the legendary Shawn Carter. Listen. Loud. Really loud. Those horns...

Roc Boyz (MikeLoves Nigerian Gangster remix) - Jay-Z Feat. Fela



Super Mario Bros. for Nintendo DS

Antonio Berardi dress

Christopher Kane skirt

sidebar: I want this skirt even more now that I spotted a picture of some pretty lady wearing it over at the sartorialist

American Retro garcon cardigan with gold heart

Qeelin 18k white gold medium bobo with pave diamonds and animated limbs *all say aww*

Aquascutum 3 tone dress



Saturday, 19 July 2008

Because I Can

Say Something - Sha Stimuli

Sha Stimula - Say Something

'water it down, put a beat on it, dont speak on it, get t-pain on it or throw some D's on it'

Friday, 18 July 2008


Nas performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live

that DRUMMER is on POINT!

spotted at h.e.r

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Because I Can | Les Nubians

Les Nubians & Talib Kweli - Temperature Rising


...And I Sport Fly Sh*t...

...I should win the ESPYs

David & Victoria Beckham @ the ESPY awards


The Leak #30 actually two leaks at once. Mickey hooks up with Tanya Morgan for the first and Robin Thicke for the second.

As they said, these cats aint game playing around, they're staying around...and thank God for that. Mickey is hotter than armpits in august (LOL...his words not mine), and I just have nothing but love for Von Pea, Donwill and Illyas.

Mickey looks at racism from the perspective of two different kids, one black, one white.
get into it

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Because I Can

Def Poetry Jam

KRS-One & Doug E Fresh - 2nd Quarter

'the rich is getting richer, why we aint richer? could it be we're still thinking like niggas?...visualise wealth and put yourself in the picture'

Doug E Fresh absolutely kills it with the beat boxing....straight dOpEness


Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Jeanius (I Am Not)

I gave the Jean Grae album (Jeanius) a listen, and this song really stood out to me...and I didn't even realise it had a video, which has been out for a minute *SMH*

Jean Grae - Love Thirst


Cool Outrageous Lovers Of Uniquely Raw Style!

Fonzworth Bentley - Everybody (ft. 3000, Kanye West and Sa-Ra)

*sigh* ....andre...I heart you...


Thisday Music Festival Nigeria

Jay - Z & Rihanna

Jay - Z

Rihanna then Usher then Jay-Z
(notice Naomi Campbell dancing behind the stage at the end)
good times


Spend : Save

Save: Lizzy Jaguar belt £26

Spend: Angel Jackson belt £127


Reverse Order

Get you a coat for the the summer sale!

by Erotokristos @ net-a-porter
was £430, now £215

kimono mac - Urban Outfitters
was £89.99, now £39.99

full stretch waisted coat
Fendi @ Browns
was £785, now £395

DVF leather coat @ Matches
was £690, now £298

Burberry Queenbury silk trench
was £625, now £468.75



today must be new video day or something

I absolutely love the song. Now, I love it even more because of this video.

>>spotted @ h.e.r<<

I thought I'd throw in this video of her performing in Manchester recently as well

How Come You Don't Call Me

this woman can do no wrong in my eyes really


Because I Can | Mickey Factz

Mickey Factz @ SOBs...a while back

Rockin N Rollin

go on and wild out then...!


I'm A Little Teapot...

N.E.R.D - Spaz

sidebar: I want a Love Bomb video!



Miss Hilson's new video - very flashdance-y

>>spotted @ CL

I took up pilates a while back, and I was aiming for Christina Milian's body (or something close) LOL, but now I have switched focus...Keri is my new target.... doUbLe daMn!!!


Its Time

July 15th 2008


do yourself a favour and go out and BUY the album!!!


Monday, 14 July 2008


Mr. Mister

PLEASE, get into it!!!

j*davey on myspace



Saturday, 12 July 2008

Stop This Train!!!

This song is the story of my life at the moment. It describes everything I've been feeling lately.

'so scared of getting older. I'm only good at being young' *sigh*

Stop This Train - John Mayer


(I Believe) The World Should Revolve Around Me

'...what came first? the chicken nugget or the egg McMuffin?'

Little Jackie - The World Should Revolve Around Me

Loves It


Friday, 11 July 2008

Who Loves It?

I do!

Missy - Ching-a-Ling (video)


Sly Fox

Nas v Fox News


Thursday, 10 July 2008


Would D'Angelo release a new album already???

The Leak #29


Wednesday, 9 July 2008

I Believe In Santogold

:*:*: just because I can:*:*:

Santogold performing You'll Find A Way @ Coachella 2008

This song is the dOpEneSS
Love her eclecticism



Here goes Nas' new video for Hero with Keri Hilson. This song goes HARD!!!

Meanwhile, Untitled is going to be on repeat for a while! The album is Nas just doing him really; addressing issues he feels need to be addressed while dropping some beautiful bars in the process, so I'm gonna say nothing new here, but that doesn't make it any less of the fantastic album that it is.

On America he addresses the racial disparity which goes on in day-to-day America with a not-so-veiled reference to the Sean Bell decision. Sly Fox is Nas' finest hour on this album IMO; he addresses the ways in which the media try to manipulate the public while specifially going at Bill O'Reilly and Fox News. CBS also gets a shot in this 4:23 minute long lyrical annihilation of the media; '...when I watch CBS, I see B.S'. Nas tells us, 'watch what you're watching'.

Sidebar: Rappers are loving Nigeria these days...LOL...first Weezy and now Nas...see Y'all My N*ggas.

On We're Not Alone, we're told to rasie our children right, and rightly so, as 'from the seed comes the fruit'. He also goes on to explain the effect of the nigger's past struggles on his actions today. '...Now we pop to prove anything's possible/ my pimp strut was invented when they whipped us'

Bottomline: BUY THE ALBUM!!! It will be well worth your money! Out July 15th. Straight dOpeNeSS