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+ There's a style to the music.
+ There's a fashion to the words.

+ There's a seduction in the sound of Jay West, but what makes it provocative is all within the details.

+ The Jay West Perspective is romantic. The Jay West Aesthetic is tailored. The Jay West agenda is to INSPIRE. “Southern California’s Newest Buzzworthy Artist” is preparing a follow-up to the cult classic mixtape, “Drugs+Candy”. The table is set.

+ Say Grace.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Back To Black (...Thought, that is)

My Sprite Easter Pink

"No, he hasn't talked to me," said Wayne, sitting in his tour bus in his native New Orleans, about Bun, a longstanding friend of the Cash Money Millionaires family. "But I'm going through that same sh-- with my friends, with my mom. Everybody wants me to stop all this and all that. It ain't that easy." Weezy said he can't just quit cold turkey.

I felt compelled to ask people to read this article because I know how big this guy's voice is to kids. Does he feel the same constraints to speak responsibly on things as I do, or as I think he should. I don’t pass judgment on anyone but I think this opens the floor for relevant conversation. I’d like candid feedback on the subject. Since Pimp C’s death, Bun B has come out and acknowledged the epidemic of the Sizzurp. He even went so far as to denounce it from use in the future album works. I don’t condemn what Weezy does but I don’t condone it either. So many high schoolers look at Wayne as the greatest rapper alive and its under his own coercion. A lot is taken on by that. But I suppose that this is just a classic case of a celebrity not choosing to live responsibly.

That last part of what I stated is neither here nor there. It just sounds oxymoronic to proclaim strength in your actions and boast about how you don’t run away or you stand and look your problems in the face when in the same breath you say “Its not that easy” to quit. Well fuck the easy way out, you’re addicted now and its fucking with your health. Don’t mention “everything a nigga do is successful” that is besides the point of the drank. It should be successful, that’s a different issue. This is this. The drugs are a problem in hip hop. Get off the Boo Boo!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


In keeping with my previous post, the readers should be feeling mighty tony-danza-dogg-father-ish right about now. We'll stay in that lane. if you can appreciate a fine cognac, i hope you can appreciate a fine glass to sip it in. voila!

behold ye swivel liqueur glass...
thank me later

Stadium Status

James Brown and Pavarotti.
This feels like the Bering Strait between American Gangster and Godfather Films.
Its so gangster under the flesh of what you see.
Each man is playing his position but the respect is clear for the other.
I hope to reach beyond this and if not i'll land on this same plateau.

My glass is raised and my hat is tipped.
more moscato please.

this is fashion.

Monday, February 25, 2008

I'm Spicy! and so is Will Ferrell

if you're not a total douche then you laughed and if you are a total douche then you need more proof that this is frickin awesome comedic action. catch this funny ass dude and Senor 3 Stacks in "Semi-Pro" this week!


Thursday, February 21, 2008

picture me rolling

remember LL Cool J's "Boomin' System"

okay imagine that made into a traveling circus...
with OJ Simpson Behind the wheel...


picture me rolling.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

How to Win Me! Be Sexy

what's sexy?

Don’t just roll your eyes…
You gotta lick your lips too...

Its just us here, please don’t be shy, although the right amount of na├»veness on just the right topics could appeal as well.

SO, Be frank without being brash…

Honesty is taboo, so it draws me in like I’m losing tug of war. Its like you’re already naked. Your bare candor. Strip the candy-coated surface off the fronting. You know what you like, scraping your own skin with your dark-painted nails just thinking about it...I’m listening intuitively. The kind that chews gum with open mouth but your eyes are saying it all. Standing on my mattress in your heels…

Back to rolling your eyes and licking your lips. Your back is turned to me and you’re facing one side. Glancing at me from the corner of your eye like you could careless if I’m there or not.

But it tickles you that I’m watching. Its makes it an event…a bit like an exhibition. You’re on the stage…Props? A cigarette…a lighter, you say?

Take your hair down first. No wait! Do you have short hair. Like ’92 Halle. Run your fingers thru it. Or shorter…like ’94 Jada.
Talk …But choose wisely. What you say could make or break this.
Speak slowly and don’t be afraid to say the word.

You know that word.

Don’t call it kitty
or cooter or anything else that sounds like the name of a childhood pet.
Don’t get clinical either. I’m a big boy. I can take it.
Let it roll off your tongue like your giving me the guide on how I should -----------


Damn it.

I gotta take this call.

the conformist X vashtie X kanye west

Monday, February 18, 2008

Foot Locker has White T's that smell like Ribs?

that nigger shit...

that nigger shit...

that nigger shit...

that nigger shit...

plug for the coming Nas LP (the ETA is 4/22/08)

Spy Vs. Spy Puma - MAD cuz I'm styling on you

Available at:
Bodega (Boston)
Atmos (New York)
Classic Kicks (New York)
ALIFE (New York)
Premium Goods (Brooklyn)
Ubiq (Philadelphia)
Huf (San Francisco)
Undefeated (Los Angeles – La Brea location)
Livestock (Toronto)

they like...
"shut the f*** up ATL"


Monday, February 11, 2008

Nas Is Coming

...big shout Kelis for the valuable cents added to the end of that...
Brooke really shoulda acknowledged her from the jump but she did not.
shows how much they keep up with the music they dissect so well. ease.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Valentine's Day Guide - for Ladies

this is jay. i commissioned a well writing sister to blog some ideas of her own to share with the ladies so to balance out all this testoterone on my shit...here is what she rocked. indulge

Well, what do ya know! Mr. Jay West himself has appointed me, “Ms.Young Jawn-Earthy/Wisdom-diva-nerd” to inform you ladies on how to give your man the perfect Valentine’s day treat! And so what if I was running with a dirty Tasha! We all had our wild out with your cock out days with that one freaky ass friend that seemed way too fast for her age. Hey…wait a minute…cock out…? I don’t have a… Anyway, to make a long and awkward point short; I’m focused on my path, eat organic foods, and drink rice milk now. Try it! Its great! To read about my fantasy Valentine’s Day journey visit my blog, “Peep or Die” at oneangelof88.blogspot.com. It’s all that and a bag of banana chips!

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Here is a small selection of some of the guys I could think of. I’m sure we all have dated, know, or have known some of these interesting male comrades!

The Renaissance Man- This is the male diva! Most likely to be the metro sexual type as well. He always has some kind of function to attend and is the life of every party. This man is adored by women and has a surplus of female friends. Even though women are constantly on his side he isn’t the player type. Men tend to secretly hate him but befriend this kind fellow. Ladies, keep this dude at home on Valentine’s Day. Instead of dragging him to events where the crowd adores him, this gentleman would love nothing but your full attention. Surprise him with something he is really into as well. If he is a fashion head or a music junkie get him those kicks he’s been eyeing for the past month and create some of your own mix cd’s to include in the box as well. Make him his favorite dinner and rent his favorite movie too. He will appreciate your attention to detail and his interests. This will also separate you from his many groupies that are “…tryina be seen! Girl knock ya self out. Ahhhh.”

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The Corporate thug- This dude is on the grind harder than Tony Hawk to a skateboard! He flips them packs and keeps um coming back. Weather it be actual drugs, mix tapes, tees or anything the man can get his hand on, he is a busy entrepreneur at all times. This man wants to relax as well. Make a trip to your local sex shop and put together a grab bag of body oils or whatever. I won’t go into detail here…just get whatever your inner freak desires. Take him to the strip club as well but YOU are the entertainment. I’m sure he would love a private lap dance from his down ass chick. It’s a win-win situation. He makes it rain-you keep the dough! Spice things up…this man is stressing!!! A little sexual seduction will ease his money makin’ mind just fine.

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The Momma’s Boy- Personally...this dude gets on my last effing nerve and probably yours too! He wants you to be his mom and if you’re that type of girl...then pay close attention momma to be! Ok, this is NOT rocket science! Get to know as much about his mother before hand and mentally pretend to be her. Seriously, its works! Momma took him to the matinee and 3 after baseball practice; you take him to the matinee at three after playing baseball at the park! Momma made Mac-n-cheese with bits of bacon (yuck); you make Mac-n-cheese with bits of bacon (double yuck)! Do it all miss future to take his last name! He will fall even harder after this…really! Bake pies, find shows he used to watch as a kid, buy classic comic books, whatever! Get like Nike for a day…its only one day. Just do it for the weirdo!

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The Tear Jerker- This one is hard to spot above the surface. On the outside he is the strong ominous guy. The one that talks the most ish and tolerates nothing from anyone. Inside he is a big teddy bear that is a tad more emotional and sensitive than you are. Take him someone where where he can cry his big tough eyes out without being seen. Like, Shakespeare’s Tavern on Peachtree near Django. Romeo and Juliet are playing from February 9th – March 9th. This man is in touch with his feminine side and loves anything artistic.

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The Player- What in heavens name are you doing with this one?! No really! I’m sure there are so many girls…no grown women out there right now planning for the perfect Valentine’s Day with their player boyfriend. Why? Don’t wait until Valentine’s Day comes for him to spoil your plans! Spare yourself the heartbreak, kick him in the testicles and move on. Plan a get together with your other single girlfriends, NOT EVERYONE IS TAKEN. Us kings and Queens deserve the world. Not someone attempting to hook up with its entirety-got it!

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The Guru/Thinker- This chap is one complex gentleman. He seems to be able to read into your thoughts and emotions at all times which can be a little uncanny. He is constantly wondering into the depths of his mind. He has tons of friends but tends to be a loner. Most people consider him to be peculiar, eccentric and hard to figure at times. It has been scientifically proven that deep thinkers love to be around water! Any type of water activity is a day in heaven for this fellow. Get creative and have fun! Water guns, slip-n-slides, the Aquarium, take a shower together, go to the Atlanta Beach. Does the water displacement theory (which was discovered by the Greek philosopher Archimedes) ring a bell? Just the fact that you know that will impress this remarkable scholar. Guru’s are similar to renaissance men. Do your research and super soak dat hoe! EUREKA!

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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

CaliCo Cool Valentine’s Day Guide!

sheeeeeit the ShallowCo Cool.

Say Jay West, “why gotta go and disrespect the women for, huh?”
Well, that’s Mr. West Bigelow to you and no, this is not disrespect, at least its not meant to be. Dudes need inspiration so i wanted to come up with a few gift or date ideas. With the love in the air, I figured I’d lend a hand to fellow suitors out there and give you a few ideas for the lady(s) in your lives. Best of luck to ya, bloke!
valentines is next thursday!!! hurr-upp!!!

"let's just talk about those I know…”

The Diva – Super Socialite to the rescue. You can’t go anywhere in the city without her getting at least 3 “hey girl”s hollered at her. Everybody knows her but relax homie. Its not cuz she’s seem more rubbers than a Nascar pit stop, she’s just about her business. Maybe she sold you that VIP Section at the club or she’s the one with Kompressor that works with you. Networking and fair flirting has gotten her a long way. She’ll name drop a bit so just be prepped for a few ego busters. Her ex man has dumb cake. Truth be told you are more her arm candy than she is yours so feel privileged. You might get to show her your “Oh Face”. You'll score points not tryna out-paper her last man (you'd prolly lose that battle anyway). Show her you have a sense of humor. Make a gift you made by hand, it shows you spent time and that money can't buy. If she hates it, there is still hard dick and bubble gum. RIP Big L.

The Project Chick – She plays her part. The type French-Kissing dudes with the blade under her tongue. To set the mood, make sure you got them Jeezy mixtapes on deck. You never have to worry about a serious commitment. She’ll be in and out of town…gone til November. To let her know you appreciate her, take her where she's comfortable. I'm sure your local gun range has Bonnie and Clyde specials for Valentines day. See what's good. Once that's finished toast to the hustle over a Tall Can

The Young Jawn – Atlantic station ain’t cutting it for The Diva anymore? Maybe y’all had a falling out so you go through the black book and find that chicks number you met at your little brother’s high school graduation. Fresh off the bench and she’s tryna get in the game. Well go ‘head, coach. Game on. If you’re feeling a little youthful, she wants to introduce you to her roomies. This might be a good night after all. Sweeten the deal by swinging by your local Coldstone Creamery and then head to a drive in movie. Guaranteed she'll be like...,"how romantical?"

The Stella – The older woman, she may actually trick on you but the least you can do is show her you know how to keep up. You can’t sag on every date so throw on a suit, get it tapered up and Go. Attention A-Town Players: You’re in luck! Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill and Lenny Williams will be in town on Valentine’s day. Pop in your big brother’s VHS, watch those Video Soul Gold classics and take notes. Be as much like Donnie Simpson as you can and you’ll win! LOL.

The Dirty Tasha – No offense to any women named Tasha out there, this stems from an inside joke. Long story short; every hood has a Dirty Tasha. Apparently you just assumed the young chick would be easy so you tried her too soon and got that “umm no” look. Back to square uno. The old hood. Dirty Tasha has a fatty and she’s not bad looking but her resume is ugly. Try not to chill where she’s known. Trust me. Lol. But hey, she’s just glad to be out the house, patna! say something sweet like "We got room keys"!

The Earth/ Wisdom – You know her, she always smells like incense and you met her selling sandals in Little 5 Points. Funny thing is that the earthy chick used to run with Dirty Tasha back in the day until she changed her ways up. Her ass ain’t so fast anymore but she still knows all those tricks. She’s vegan and well focused on her path but maybe if you play your cards right, you could supply some meat. But before you get ahead of yourself, visit the beautiful botanical gardens. You'll get points just for being open enough to go there. And here's a tip for the overachievers, ask her if she wants to talk barefooted! Peace and love...

The Nerd – baby its your brain! Why is it that some dude has to get dared into taking this girl out? And once he does, she takes off her specs and snatches that ink pen out of her hair she becomes a dime like FDR. Stay on your P and Q’s with this one, you don’t wanna look like a primate. Some be punctual in your arrival and witty in conversation, then go get High! NOT WEED. Take her to a museum dude and try not to be such a neanderthal.

***this list is not composed of all women in the world. there are plenty of women who don't fall into these categories (we'll get to them soon enough!) thank you for your patronage!***

R-E-U-P-G-A-N-G: Reviewed by All Hip Hop

Joint should be in stores soon...
hell it might be already in some hoods...

shouts to DBS Sounds in Southside Atlanta
Brice and Mooch. holla!

HERE is a thorough review of the project by All Hip Hop

Sunday, February 3, 2008