Saturday, 30 August 2008
performing The Bridge and CUDDLE BUMS *insert SCREAM*, amongst others
'...baby faced away from me as I'm about to enter it/ I'm whipped,the appeal of her is peeling at my heartstrings...'
Cuddle Bums -88 Keys ft. Tanya Morgan (Adam's Case Files)
Next Stop ::: Brooklynati!
videos promoting the soon to be released album Leave It All Behind by The Foreign Exchange (Phonte of Little Brother and Nicolay).
Their first project Connected was well received, so I shall be waiting impatiently for this one...
Friday, 29 August 2008
from the movie Brown Sugar
1. I have watched this movie way too many times than is healthy
2. Sanaa Lathan is an absolute hottie!
3. I don't think Taye Diggs is as cute as he is made out to be >>>shoot me<<<
I think the first time I fell in love with Hip Hop (knowing that it WAS Hip Hop) would have to be when I heard Common's The Light.
as ?uestLove stated; 'It was freedom'
When did you first fall in love with Hip Hop?
The Death Of Adam : October 28th
Apparently, the album has features from J*Davey, Kid Cudi (50 Ways To Make A Record is my song***bite me) and (drumroll please...) BILAL !!! I hope this means he has an album in the works. I will be first in line to purchase that! *I digress*
Here goes part 3 of the news update on Adam. This time around Shitake Monkey speak on it.
ROTFLMAO @ him cranking that soulja boy in the back...!
btw, Chip Adams is my hero! : )
sidebar: I added the 'Labels' feature; might make it easier to navigate the site. Posts labelled '5th And Fashion' are concerned with fashion and things of that nature, while the 'Because I Can' posts are just me in all of my randomness posting songs, videos, live perfrmances which though not entirely current, I think are really good songs and I might have some sort of personal attachment to.
Thursday, 28 August 2008
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
Parts of Michelle Obama's moving Democratic National Convention speech inserted into Alicia Keys' Superwoman. Yes We Can.
Alicia Keys - Superwoman (Michelle Obama)
spotted @ h.e.r
Love That Girl - Raphael Saadiq
off his album The Way I See It (September 16th)
and simply because I can, here goes a video of him covering Bilal (when shall a new album be dropped???), Angie Stone, Total & D'Angelo.
Get Into It
LOL @ 88 Keys taking off with Kid Cudi's food
sidebar: did you hear my song (Cuddle Bums) playing in the back???
The Death Of Adam - October 28th
'...Art with no easel, please there's no equal, your boy's off the wall, these other n*ggas is Tito...'
Party Life - Jay-Z
I Know (Live)
The instruments are CRAZY! Good Lawd.
'...I'm so for sure, its no facade/ stay outta trouble mama said as mama sighed/ her fear her youngest son being the victim of homicide/ but I gotta get you outta here mama or Imma die/ inside/ and either way you lose me mama, so let loose of me/ I got the reign/our direction will soon change/ to live and die in NY in the hustle game/ hustle cane, hustle clothes or hustle music/ but hustle hard in any hustle that you pick/ skinny n*gga toothpick but/ but I do lift weight like I'm using 'roids/ Rolls Royce keep my movements smooth while maneuvering/ through all of the manure in the sewer that I grew up in/ choices we make trying to escape...'
No Hook - Jay-Z (2nd verse)
Get Into It
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Upcoming lingerie line P!nk & Ruffles will be hosting a lingerie show/sample sale as well as a showcase of a few other upcoming designers in the UK.
Tickets start from £15 for normal seats. Front row seat prices are available on request and include special P!nk & Ruffles goodie bags accompanied by champagne on arrival; and with rumours of a DOLL auction, (Victoria's Secret have Angels, P!nk & Ruffles have DOLLS) , I will most definitely be marking my calender. Bring on those male (and female) models!
P!nk & Ruffles Lingerie Show
6pm - 11pm
Friday, 5th September
The London Irish Center
50 - 52 Camden Square,
for ticket bookings and more details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
*Look for ME*
Monday, 25 August 2008
Saturday, 23 August 2008
Way before the lady from J*Davey came out with the side of her head shaved, way before Rihanna became 'edgy' and did the cool cut, way before expressing individuality through your clothing became cool, way before modern day R'n'B singers started fusing their music with a vast array of different genres, one lady did it all.
Her non-conformist attitude and her willingness to experiment is probably what is most endearing about her (to those who love her), and most annoying (to those who don't).
Whether it be in fashion or music, Kelis rarely follows and mostly leads.
rocking the high waist before most in her video for Bossy
with husband, Nasir Jones
Cool Kid Kelis
3 cheers for those who, not only can't fit into the box, but are so far ahead, they can't even see it.
as spotted by the sartorialist
As one half of hip-hop duo OutKast, Mr. André Benjamin goes by quite a few monikers; André 3000, 3 stacks, Ice Cold; but come Fall, the name on most people's lips should be Benjamin Bixby.
The ridiculously cool Mr. Benjamin's American-football field, thirties inspired collection launches this Fall and I'm sure has something for everyone, whether it be to bring out the dapper, the eclectic or maybe, simply, the cool in you.
Available at Harrods this Fall.
See September GQ (British) for more details and pricing (p.189).
sidebar: I bought both GQ and Vogue (both British) this month and I'm afraid to say that I enjoyed reading the GQ more than I did Vogue.
( Might I add, also, that I also purchased Teen Vogue, which would mean that I have contributed my monthly quota towards the swelling of the accounts of the owners of publishing company Condé Nast. And you're welcome, David Carey... )
sidebar 2: thought of the day ::: A house is not a home without ketchup (don't ask).
...and I LOVE IT! What's cooler than being cool??? ICE COLD!!!
been jamming to this song since I posted it back in June. williamswest favourite Estelle also makes an appearance in the video.
Friday, 22 August 2008
I wish I had some fantastic post to mark this occasion(?), but all I've got is Ne-Yo's video for Miss Independent. The song really doesn't do much for me, but I love the ladies in the video, so here goes.
sidebar: someone please buy me (and themselves) tickets to go see De La Soul, my brain is slowly turning to mush. *SMH*
Thursday, 21 August 2008
Jay-Z with his white ColorWare BlackBerry
Retrospect For Life - Common ft. Lauryn Hill
' 315 dollars ain't worth your soul...'
Off his album One Day It'll All Make Sense, the song contains samples from Donny Hathaway's A Song For You and Stevie Wonder's Never Dreamed You'd Leave This Summer. The video was directed by Lauryn Hill.
One of my life goals, is to collect Mr. Lonnie Rashid Lynn (Jnr)'s albums and pass them down to my kids, someday. : )
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Monday, 18 August 2008
I kinda liked the video, although am not so sure 'bout some of the looks Estelle was rocking but she is doing her thing and I can't knock her hustle. Go on girl.
Sunday, 17 August 2008
Saturday, 16 August 2008
Friday, 15 August 2008
'...I'm not an actor or a rapper, I'm a man who's inspired by my peers so that makes me a fan, who are you?'
A friend and I decided to hang out on Saturday as we were both bored and I hadn't seen her in a long time. Anyway, we decided to just hop on the tube and go wherever, we ended up at Notting Hill and then we went for a stroll down Portobello Market/ Portobello Road. I really cannot stand the smell of old clothes but they can be so pretty to look at sometimes.
As we approached a stall where some Nina Simone was playing and we stopped to look at Jazz collections, it started to rain...as true residents of this beautiful country with crazy weather, we had our umbrellas ready and proceeded to walk some more, down the street, before we would retire for the day.
I remember my friend uttering the words, 'I smell cake, lets go in'; and in we went. There were beautiful little cupcakes everywhere...the smell was wonderful. And then I saw her(him); it was love at first sight (and first bite as well).
Red Velvet Cupcake
The Hummingbird Bakery is located at 133, Portobello Road, Notting Hill London, W11 2DY.
I really heart the video. Cool Bananas!
sidebar: Solange's video for Sandcastle Disco should be with us really soon...! (from what I've seen, I think it involves dancing on a piano and a drum and a pretty blue dress, but lets wait and see). Now, lets pray and hope those Freemasons people don't ruin the song for those of us that love it just the way it is.
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
Finally, a video for this song...I guess they wanted to release the single to co-incide with the Olympics. Smart move. BUT. I think he could have come up with a better concept for the video, and very cheap too...
Just combine footage from Manchester United's past season, with special focus on the Barclays Premier League and UEFA Champions league. Absolute perfection (!) I kid. Maybe not.
Sunday, 10 August 2008
Friday, 8 August 2008
Thursday, 7 August 2008
...off the Blueprint 3
Jay-Z and Kanye at the Madison Square Garden.
I'm still bumping my American Gangster and Kingdom Come (The Prelude is my sh*t), so I am most definitely looking foward to this one!
Saturday, 2 August 2008
Inside the shoe is a drawing of him drumming! I just might like the inside of these shoes more than I do the outside!
While I may not be rushing out to buy ?uestlove's shoes, I think these (below), on the other hand are really fly.
adidas Originals Stan Smith, in collaboration with American hip hop artiste Aesop Rock, released by Upper Playground
for the sneaker head in you!
In anticipation of her new album, I Decided < : D > to put up some of what I've heard from her lately.
F*uck The Industry (Signed Sincerely)
She samples Kanye's Everything I Am (obviously, this is not going on the album, I think its off an upcoming mixtape called 'I Can't Get Clearance' )
ChampagneChroniKnightCap ft. Lil Wayne
I really like this one for some odd reason
performing 6 O'clock Blues at the Essence Music Festival
God Given Name
White Picket Dreams
best of all, I hear there are guest appearances by Marsha Ambrosius, Q-Tip and she has a song with BILAL (!) called Cosmic Journey on the upcoming album!!! I love her even more now. Bilal is insanely slept upon. Its actually quite tragic.
...and the point of all this is...BUY THE ALBUM! August 26th.
Friday, 1 August 2008
Forget Beyoncé, forget Mariah, the person whose performance I'm really looking forward to seeing come 9th of September (well, the event is slated for the 5th, but its aired on the 9th) is Solange's! I think she's really come into her own as an artist and a performer/singer. When I see her sing/perform, it doesn't come across as contrived or rehearsed to perfection which I think is refreshing to see. Get on stage and see where the music takes you.
sidebar: see also, her brilliant perfomance of 'Be My Baby' with Charlotte Church here
Get into it!
Sol-Angel & The Hadley Street Dreams is out 26th of August.
Going Nowhere + Dolla
(its all one mp3)
Tell the story from the point of view of a record (Vinyl) trying to get love in the huge era of CD's (90's) and how difficult it is for you to do so and the struggles of being quality but overlooked. Then transition to the same concept with CD's and mp3s and downloads...
I would like the next concept to be... You as a dollar bill and what goes on as you pass from hands... From drug dealers all the way to the big dogs in congress. Just an idea...
basically, Mr. Factz has translated two of his fan's ideas into a song. Nicely done as well.
Get into it!
I see it growing on me.