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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.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hump Day Hottie - Tai Carter

Hey Ms. Carter...
Tell us where you've been...

Tai Carter
Born: September 8th (Beyonce's a virgo too...Coincidence?)
Origin/ Race: The "OH" State/ African American
Profession: Model, Event Planner, Actress ("Imma hustler homie!")
Myspace: myspace.com/cheytnc

Monday, July 28, 2008

Do you believe?

Rick Ross' Land of Make Believe from jeff on Vimeo.

Kehinde Wiley...Crown the Blackness

Graduate of Yale.

New Found New Yorker.

California Native.

You can imagine two extremes but then there is a likeness of the worlds that is is melding. Imagine how Wiley must view people, if this is his visual. The pieces are like these 18th-Century Portaits featuring Urban Black Men. The images are always strong -- sometimes heroic and some a bit peculiar. Take a look at his site for collections of work. Right now you can catch the Kehinde Wiley Solo Show at Harlem's Studio Museum until 10/28/08. If you recall the VH1 Hip Honors Paintings of LL or Kane yada yada yada, Kehinde did those. It would be ill to see an Obama joint, i think.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Parra's Belgium Made Nipple Sticker Pack

for the pervs


my affinity for the Dutch.

the artist PARRA.

the new stuff.

check it>>>

World News - Weird News

I couldn't make this up, y'all...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A family court judge in New Zealand has had enough with parents giving their children bizarre names here, and did something about it.

Just ask Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii. He had her renamed.
Judge Rob Murfitt made the 9-year-old girl a ward of the court so that her name could be changed, he said in a ruling made public Thursday. The girl was involved in a custody battle, he said.
The new name was not made public to protect the girl's privacy.
"The court is profoundly concerned about the very poor judgment which this child's parents have shown in choosing this name," he wrote. "It makes a fool of the child and sets her up with a social disability and handicap, unnecessarily."
The girl had been so embarrassed at the name that she had never told her closest friends what it was. She told people to call her "K" instead, the girl's lawyer, Colleen MacLeod, told the court.
In his ruling, Murfitt cited a list of the unfortunate names.
Registration officials blocked some names, including Fish and Chips, Yeah Detroit, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit, he said. But others were allowed, including Number 16 Bus Shelter "and tragically, Violence," he said.
New Zealand law does not allow names that would cause offense to a reasonable person, among other conditions, said Brian Clarke, the registrar general of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Clarke said officials usually talked to parents who proposed unusual names to convince them about the potential for embarrassment.


i'm sure you've grown up with some people with some fucked up names.
i don't know about a judge choosing to change a name but someone needs to make it stop

Colbert + Nas

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hump Day Hottie - Sofia Boutella

So, you know with Wednesday being hump day and all I figured I’d do something special to get you thru your week. I present you with the Hump Day Hottie! Weekly, CaliCoCool will post a few facts and pics of some rare beauties from around the globe. I’m searching far and wide around the web to bring them right to this blog. Be grateful and leave a comment. Visit their pages but don’t blame me if they don’t “friend” you on Myspace.


Sofia Boutella
Born: April 03, 1982. (better catch her soon)
Origin: Algerian origin ("I thought she was french")
Profession: DANCE (videos with Madonna, Rihanna, Jamiroquai & Nike Commercials)
Myspace: myspace.com/sofiaone

Happy Hump Day

Monday, July 21, 2008

Boss or Employee?


They found a photo of the dude and all that.

Truth crushed to earth shall come to light.

I did a post a while back about Rick Ross (the Rapper) and where he got the name from ("Freeway" Ricky Ross, the drug dealer). Man I wish had a photo or some big expose but this takes the damn cake. Go to NAHRIGHT.com and peep what I just saw. I'm really laughing right now. This is some CB4 Shit. Its not the first time a rapper has taken a gangsters name and used it (50 Cent) but this is nuts. Or is it just me?


Thanks Nahright.

Back Like Cooked Crack

You been waiting and debating for oh so long...
COME COME NOW>>>>>>>>>>>

Show you how to do this, SON!!!

Nas + FILA

“Word to Will buried in his Fila Suit and heavy chain…
…I wanna be iced up, nigga, bury me the same”

- Nas spits on “My Way” from Lost Tapes

Nas has dealt with the criticism of his hypocrisy all throughout his rap career. There’s always been a lingering question of what his legacy is to be. One thing is true about God Son, he’s remained true to self. I’m sure he’s been approached by other sneaker lines to collab with and now he chooses Fila. I’m sure eyebrows raised when the word of the Fila deal came out. The last rapper I heard about linking with Fila was Hurricane Chris to drop a sneaker that looked like a fake Prada. I digress. Fila has been something subtly consistent in Nas’ music since the beginning so this deal doesn’t surprise me. Some ads have been released and you can read more on NiceKicks

Peep game, gangsta.

The Super Duper Supra

Mickey Factz did a song about his Super Duper Supra a little while ago so there is where the title derives for this post but SUPRA has been super duper since long before the Brooklynite took a liking and shared it with the hipster listener. For the Fall 2008, Supra gets fancy and shiny and bright (no homo). Clubbing in the winter should be ill behind the release of these pups. Feet on the cocktail tables in VIP. I hope not to give to many rappers ideas. But the idea behind these seems to be more lifestyle than skateboard.

Wouldn't you agree?

Take a peek>>>

MORE on the Supra Site>>>

gone Bat-shit

The Dark Knight was the best BATMAN Flick yet.
Thanks, Heath.

You got the Yayo?!

The first 10 min. of Cocaine Cowboys II

*and in your best pusha T voice*


Friday, July 18, 2008


YEAH. I been waiting for this one
One of my favorite joints, from one of my favorite albums.

Keri Hilson - IT GIRL!

I would say so...
and you would too if her big pretty eyes tagged you from across a crowd. The slender figure and alluring smile. Nah, I didn't get that treatment. I just asked to take a picture with her.

but I'll rewind to when I heard this chick singing on her myspace a while back about Henny and Apple Juice. They threw a Snoop verse on it and I went nuts. Then I went thru a few of the photos and saw that she was quite a looker.

Soon after, I began hearing her name more often. Clinging to the likes of Timbaland of Polow Da Don making some pretty big waves.

She's one of the most sought after voices (and faces, i'd wager) amongst the new artists. She rocked all over Timbo's last album but even if you didn't play close attention you remember her from "The Way I Are". She laced Diddy with some on his Press Play album with "After Love" and she was even enlisted to do a track on Lloyd Banks' last solo joint. Still unfamiliar? Watch the new Nas video in your spare time, and you'll see Ms. Hilson whipping the streets and licking her lips. Admiring her own cool. I can't hate that.

here's her own solo jump, "ENERGY", which is already receiving all types of acclaim. Holla Blender!

KERI HILSON on Myspace.com

CLIPSE - fast life

Remember the days of rap when the Clipse came thru and pharrell was all in the background making noise like 95 Puffy? Yeah. I do too. I remember it well cuz I liked it. This is not that. CaliCoCool does not associate with hate so I would not post the video if I "hated" it but this Fast Life Joint is reminiscent of the days 1998 rappers. Random Street Scenes and pretty girls just chilling. Now, I do like all the Play Clothes Looks they have on display. and I can appreciate the cardigan in the sun. I do that.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Look what I found

I just came across this...
I heard the song a long while ago.

but here's the vid. for "Don't Stop"...at least that's what it was called when i first heard it.

i'm a fan of Kanye and Dre so it made it by default

Supergroups Superimposed

with emergence of CRS (Child Rebel Soldier),
vibe concocts a list of some "super" groups of their own. Fail or Excel?

sidebar: you can buy this shirt here>>>>

Kanye, Lupe, and Pharrell are the latest solo stars to form a supergroup, but will they last? VIBE.com looks at other possible super groups, and why they would or would not work.
The idea of an infinite urban group knotted together by (mildly and fiery) successful solo artists is no virgin to the music world. Following the allure are Benjamin-backpackers Kanye West, Pharell Williams, and Lupe Fiasco, who in May 2007 introduced themselves as the lefty power bloc CRS (Child Rebel Soldiers) and premiered the balmy, retrospective “US Placers”, from ‘Ye’s Can’t Tell Me Nothing mixtape. That, along with N.E.R.D.'s “Everyone Nose” remix, and the just released Rebel Music mixtape, hosted by Pharrell and featuring blended tracks by him, Kanye, and Lupe, has quickly webbed CRS a strong following of supporters patiently waiting for the group’s ’08 debut. However, as the guys attempt to seal the title as hip hop’s greatest super-group, they should be forewarned that birthing a potent assemblage of previously autonomous players aint always cake.

Take T.G.T., composed of bedroom-balladeers, Tyrese, Ginuwine, and Tank. The formula seemed right, the primer (“Please Don’t Go” remix) sounded better and yet before an album had the chance to spin, TGT had already thrown a deuce. The Firm may reign as the crowned one-album exception, with Lucy Pearl’s member switch offs bringing them to a close second. But then there are the shoulda beens such as the ousted all-femcee group featuring Remy Ma, Shawnna, and Jacki-O. See a pattern sticking? Hopefully CRS stays clear of their predecessors’ paths as they strive to break the curse. But while their anticipated album develops, here are five imaginary trios ready to shape and escape. We’d give ‘em six months.


NAME: Sideliners
MEMBERS: The Game, Olivia, Young Buck
MAKE UP: It’s not surprising that G Unit’s snubbed members would bounce off a rejection and land in a group. What brings this trinity together is their mutual detest for a certain Glaceau fiend. A grandiose radio tour is developed, with Hot 97 as the main spot for attack.
BREAK UP: All is well until previous contractual binds catch up and cash in. After realizing that dissing the enemy only makes the enemy richer, the team calls it quits.


NAME: KMIP (Kiss Me I’m Pretty)
MEMBERS: Ashanti, Christina Milian, Cassie
MAKE UP: Fledgling independent credibility puts these cute faces in a vulnerable state. However, an idea that three sole-ranged voices might sound better than one boosts confidence within the usually drone-laced divas. The result is a trio irresistibly high in beauty and resistibly mid-leveled in talent.
BREAK UP: Blog wars pit the princesses against each other until all that is left are bald heads and flat notes.


NAME: Soul Mates
MEMBERS: Lloyd, Trey Songz, Mario
MAKE UP: As the amicable underdogs of R&B, this well-packaged triad aims to receive grounded recognition left often idle in their personal careers. Well-synchronized harmonies and sultry serenades keep rival solo stars locked in the studio.
BREAK UP: As popularity thickens, so do egos, and chests puffed with machismo begin to burst. Mario is the first to jet, while rumors flair that he was being forced to grow out his hair. Trey and Lloyd return to their respective single-handed trades and the Soul Mates officially divorce.


NAME: Bankhead’s Finest
MEMBERS: Rocko, Shawty Lo, Unk
MAKE UP: For these southern troopers, the timing is right, the location is set, and the bar is raised high. In attempts to cement ATL’s expanding title as the new mecca of hip hop, these gents merge their acts into one and start penning anthems beyond addiction. BREAK UP: Friction forms when Rocko and Shawty leave Unk alone on the dance floor, opting for a drink of substance. The crew disperses before haters get a chance to wave.


MEMBERS: Lil Mama, Teyana Taylor, Young B
MAKE UP: These slick-lipped tomboys have a couple things in common: they’re uptown girls, are incessantly requested at jailbait socials, and still sneak a sip of daddy’s liquor when no one’s looking. It’s a match made in Harlem. Plans for a summer smash equipped with the essential dance craze keep the fire burning.
BREAK UP: Fights over new Jordans, prom dates, and lip-gloss stunt their growth, placing the group in a permanent time out.

Monday, July 14, 2008

WOW - Look at all these rumors

Get the story on this picture. Fox News Reports>>>>>
Controversy, controversy

Radiohead - "House Of Cards"

one of my favorite songs from Radiohead's IN RAINBOWS album has a video and it was shot with lasers.

Also, I considered using this song on my mixtape but I don't wanna take away from what they've done with this. material is classic. who knows it may end up on there anyway. we'll see what i cook up. nevertheless, watch this video. expand your horizons.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Hello McFly

Who will be the 1st to pay their car note late to get these puppies?
any takers?

cool but does anyone else think that these Hyperdunks bring to mind the air yeezy's
Here's a bit of news about the Hyperdunk (or McFly 2015)

Nas - SLY FOX video

i told you

the Kidz on the Coast

Kidz in the Hall flipped a Westcoast version of their joint, "Drivin Down the Block" and it came out kinda crazy. Pacific Division makes an appearance along with Tyga, Glasses Malone and Mistah F.A.B. Some new school westcoast shit but it pays homage to old. You can download it if you like>>> or you can just go listen to it on my personal myspace page.

The Game gets choked up

No you're not about to see a video of the Game being strangled by some Suge Knight Henchmen. The Game speaks on the response of rappers (or the lack there of) to the Sean Bell slaying and police brutality.


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Whilst you wait...

Gather round hustlers, that's if your still living...

the Cocaine Cowboys franchise is back at that ass with another epic doc. This gets deeper into Griselda. "Godmother". Lady Scarface herself. It tells the tale of her lover and her life of crime. Whilst you await the Inland Emperor's Mixtape...here is something to whet your palate. The Queenpen

That other "West" guy you all like so much...

Has anyone seen this?


crazy like a Fox

SLY FOX video coming soon

The Orisue Summers

ORISUE - God Bless The West.Spring 2008 was budding of the brand. They felt so new. It was so fresh. I'd hate to use the phrase but they'd really found their "swag". Now, Summer 2008, The Tanks and the T's call to the early 90's summers. Young Chili Pepper Fans. Real California with it. Peep dude Mando of Power 106 (the Mexican with the Afro) in the summer 2008 Look Book. You're not really model material, Mando

Shouts to KarmaloopTV

The Dark Knight - new poster

we're going to the movies

My Drive Thru

Santogold, Julian Casablancas and Skateboard P
pretty late on getting this visual since the song has been circulating for a few weeks now but this is the joint these 3 did for the Converse Collab. What happened to Reebok, P?


Think outside the Box...Party with the Box

Ladies and Dudes allow me to Introduce to you the International Dance Party.
Fucking right! I am currently in pre-production for "House Party 5" and i'm using this bitch to get it cracking.
OH and we're in talks with the folks from LikeCool.com to bring out more gadgets that we can dance with.

The interactive machine International Dance Party is a complete plug 'n' play party in a box.

The machine comes as a large, non-suspicious looking flightcase. Internally, it is equipped with cutting edge radar sensing technology, an ear blasting state of the art 600W sound system, tons of psychedelic light and laser effects, and even a professional grade fog machine.

Through its dance activity radar, the International Dance Party detects and evaluates motion input from surrounding people in realtime. Several sophisticated transforming mechanisms let the flightcase turn into a powerful and boosting party machine, once the visitors start to dance within the machine's range of perception.

The audience controls the complexity of the generated music and the intensity of the light effects directly by the energy of its dance action. When there is no audience, or when the audience is not active enough, the machine stops its performance and transforms back into a transport crate.

International Dance Party! The full length video of this crazy and funny party machine! from Niklas Roy on Vimeo.

NAS - Hero (the video)

Nas joint
Keri Hilson Vocals (she's fkkn fine)

you're more than welcome.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Here go some movies I've rented recently and liked enough to tell you about so you can enjoy them but if you hate them go to hell, you have poor taste

EAGLE vs. SHARK - basic relationship breaks

CHAPTER 27 - Jared Leto shot John Lennon.

IN BRUGES - a film with midgets and fat americans

"PRESSURE" killer mike ft. Ice Cube

Kill - a - mic!

is it an election year or what?!

Go Deep

The New DANGER: 10 DEEP is not only my nickname amongst the ladies its also one of my favorite lines. (ba-dump-PAH!) The T's in 2008 have been real strong and direct. A lot of reds, blacks and yellows used almost like a cautioning or warning. These dudes are a problem. Take a look at the Summer 2008 Look Book

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Buckhead Bar-B-Q

Me and this guy have not taken any really good pictures but who cares.
July 4th we are having a housewarming and BBQ Affair at the Aventine @ Lindbergh in Buckhead. So, friends, come out and see us. Then you can go around the corner and watch fireworks a Lenox, cuz after all it is our crib you're coming to. respect it.

SIDEBAR: bring clean socks cuz the carpet is nice and clean.

The Coolest Brother...What

EBONY Mag drops a collector's edition. 8 Covers featuring 25 of the Coolest Brothers.

Peep the selection

I got an Honorable Mention, my-damn-self

Get to the Money

How To Roll is a new blog for men with money.
but I think I'm gonna read it too.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

BUCKHEAD BAR-B-Q - the "get right" mix

Doveshack - "Summertime in the LBC"

Jay-Z & Memphis Bleek - "Its Alright"

2Pac + Digital Underground - "I Get Around"

Notorious B.I.G. - "Hypnotize"

Wu Tang Clan - "Ice Cream"

M.C. Hammer - "Pumps and a Bump"

Wreckx-N-Effect - "Rump Shaker"

DMX - "Hows It Going Down"

and of course

DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince - "Summertime"

The Aventine at Lindbergh on July 4th
Come get a plate