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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.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Rap Battle - Translated

rap is a coded language

such a T's

just a few t's
Much more at End Clothing UK>>>

VANS + W)TAPS Rudeez in 3 Colors

>>>CaliRoots Got 'Em>>>

Bape Army Jacket

Click the pic to get a better look or to purchase

Marc Ecko - Star Wars

"just blaaaaaaze"

Apparent Marc Ecko is a Star Wars freak.
He's dropping a Star Wars Collection and these items are inspired by the Storm Trooper and Boba Fett. Not really my thing, but i'm sure someone out there is drooling and rubbing their lenses.

Fresh From Complex>>> peep the rest of the joints

Monday, September 29, 2008

Common Projects


l e s s

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in your best Carly Simon voice...SING!

Music To My Ears

Music that has been the talk around my block lately...

ARTIST: Raphael Saadiq
ALBUM: The Way I See It

From Tony Toni Tone to doing records with The Roots, DJ Quik or Snoop, Raphael Saadiq has always remained relevant. He's kept something consistent even though his shit doesn't always sound the same. He just makes good music. This time around the sound is Motown rather than Uptown. The Way I See It features the single "Oh Girl" (which I had on my own myspace page for a few weeks) and the Remix with Jay-Z. Its in stores now and you can take a listen to the tracks on his MySpace Page>>>

ARTIST: Robin Thicke
ALBUM: Something Else

Growing Pains and all...Robin returns with Something Else. A second LP to most of us but actually his third. Back in the days when he was wheeling thru the city on the bike with the long hair people kinda slept. You got familiar on the platinum-selling Evolution of Robin Thicke but Something Else cements Robin as a force to be reckoned with. Alas, not the R&B about a girl's ass or about tossing paper in the club, He just croons the tunes that makes the ladies swoon (i wrote that). You can preview the entire album on MySpace if you hurry>>>

ALBUM: Paper Trail

The heavily anticipated LP from the self-proclaimed "King of the South" is PAPER TRAIL. The title of the album marks T.I.'s venture back to putting lyrics on the page in his songwriting process. You be judge on if there's a difference when you go buy the album. Here is Clifford discussing the leaks>>>

Fool's Gold x SCION

Fool's Gold Tour
Remix CD

CD 1: Fool’s Gold Remixed

1. TREASURE FINGERS - Cross The Dancefloor (Chromeo Remix)
2. A-TRAK - Say Whoa (DJ Spinna Remix)
3. NACHO LOVERS - Acid Life (Surkin Remix)
4. TRACKADEMICKS - Enjoy What You Do (Shadow Dancer Remix)
5. KID SISTER - Pro Nails (Rusko Remix)
6. NACHO LOVERS - Go On (Blu Jemz Remix)
7. JOKERS OF THE SCENE - Baggy Bottom Boys (JOTS Remix)
8. KID CUDI - Day ‘N’ Nite (Jori Hulkkonen Remix)

CD 2: “24 Karat Hits” Mix by NICK CATCHDUBS

1. KID SISTER - Control
2. A-TRAK - Say Whoa
3. TRACKADEMICKS - Enjoy What You Do
4. TREASURE FINGERS - Cross The Dancefloor
5. TREASURE FINGERS - Cross The Dancefloor (Laidback Luke Remix)
6. JOKERS OF THE SCENE - Baggy Bottom Boys
8. CONGOROCK - Runark
9. KID CUDI - Day ‘N’ Nite (Crookers Remix)
10. KID SISTER - Pro Nails (SMD Remix)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Benjamin Bixby

“People feel like, just because you like to dress well … that don’t mean you’re gay! I don’t know where that came from! My thing is the 1930s you had rough guys who played football, but they were impeccably dressed. So now, if a guy wants to wash his face, they call him a metrosexual or whatever. So my thing is, cut all that out. You know? It’s clothes!”

-Andre 3000 on his line BENJAMIN BIXBY

BE CLEAR: This post should have been up long ago.
I was thinking that I needed some more fashion content on the page today and I also have been wanting to post more Andre 3000 stuff. This served both purposes. When I found the quote from, it all fit together. I am going to a place in my mind where I am becoming more self-aware and I would like to wear that on my sleeve. Women's fashion is about creating characters while men's fashion is about defining character. Women play with different eras or they are styled like certain fashion icons, while fellas wear clothes that reflect who they are or so they try to. For a guy it would be easy for the clothes to make you, but then there are guys like Dre, who make the clothes. Not even in the most literal sense (I'm saying, he is designing Benjamin Bixby but i mean this figuratively). I want to be one of those men. Clothing still defines character but I feel I can do that by choosing what characters I portray.

Does that make sense?

I envy women that. They can dress up in so many ways, guys have to abide by a certain code of 'no homo'. Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to begin wearing dresses but I do feel that there are parts of a man's character that aren't shown in the clothing he wears these days. I gotta get to that.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hump Day Hottie - Kiyo!

This one hits close to home. Literally. This chick was like my step sister's best friend in Junior High. I had the biggest crush on her but the smallest amount of game so needless to say I never bagged her. I had mom dukes bake her cookies on valentine's day one year. REMEMBER THAT?! Anywho, All grown up with a bachelor's degree and singing career budding, she's got so much promise.

Born: August 30, 1984 (virgo)
Origin/ Race: Black and Japanese from Los Angeles, CA
Profession: Musician, Vocalist, Songwriter, Model
MYSPACE: Kiyo's Music

Surprise Party!

Full Story written by Captain Obvious

foreword by Captain Oblivious. Its a rather short one, "boy, Who saw that coming?!"
more on Yahoo! Music>>>

Tuesday, September 23, 2008



Work 'em Out

I mean business...
I got one of these in the crib ladies.

get it popping!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Paris Tokyo RMX

go listen>>>

Booji (but not broke)

This is the Regal-One by Booji. Its designed by JB Classics co-designer, MDot. Booji was spawned from her desire to see more originality within women's footwear collections. The Regal-One is only the first drop from Booji. I hope to see what more MDot is planning. Its comes with the natty side-purse and quilting like the lining of a goose. Don't be afraid. Befriend the Booji>>>>

how you gon' say I ain't no 'Lo Head!

Fall Starts Today

Ralph Lauren gets off to a good start with the Fall 2008 Collection. The Rugby look is looking real studious. If you OD'd on street wear this summer like most of the game did and you wanted to stay ahead of the curve this could be a new direction for you. I been heavy into sweaters and cardigans for a minute so I like the classic School Boy look but they delve into the 20's Ivy League shit. RL Does it well.


Kenna in the Making

Creating SAY GOODBYE TO LOVE with the Neptunes


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Gossip post

I usually don't do this type of shit cuz the rest of the blogging world does it. I'm not the gossip blogger type. I just post shit I like or things I think are funny. This is the latter of the two, obviously.

I think Jay is growing facial hair.

the first thing i think of is "Ether" and hearing Nas say, "You no mustache having...with whisker like a rat//Compared to beans you wack!"

Swagger Like Puff

diddy did it.

the jeep is that 93 chill

Fear(s) of The Dark - the trailer

Guillermo Del Toro holy shit!!!

Eye Jewellery Project

-Contact lens jewelry?
just know that rappers did not start this...

-they'll probably finish it.

-but they did not start it.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hump Day Hottie - Alisa Reyes

For those of you born in the 80’s and raised in the 90’s this could be really good. You remember SNICK on Nickelodeon? You remember that little sketch/variety show called “ALL THAT”? Well, I always had a crush on the little Puerto Rican chick on that show. I actually happened to be wrong, she’s not Puerto Rican. She’s Spanish, Irish, and Italian. She’s all grown up now, too. Quite nicely. And I feel like a kid again.

Alisa Reyes
Born: February 3, 1981
Origin/ Race: Spanish, Irish and Italian (she’s from New York if you can’t tell)
Profession: Actress, Singer

Getty Green

MHI Green Scarf

NEW!!! MHI Jackets in Green(its more about the one in the back but they're both dope)

MHI Splinter Camo Tee

Cheap Monday Denim in Brown
(I figured the green jeans would be OD'ing)

DC Admiral Hi Top

MHI Green Pack

Love Lockdown is on Steroids

Isn't there this love/hate thing going on with this song?

Isn't this song on millions of blogs but not heavy on the radio?

Isn't it cool that Kanye announced on his blog that he will be releasing a New Version of Love Lockdown soon?

Isn't it like your favorite song right now?

Isn't there like a MILLION remixes on Hypem right now?

that's what this post was all about.