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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, November 25, 2008


"hurt your eyes tryna watch the watch"


coming sooner than you think...
check out the site>>>PLAYCLOTHS

FADER 58: Kanye West Cover Story and Interview

IT READS LIKE: "But this year was different for West. As the world knows, he went through some difficult personal times, and he appears to have emerged a changed man, simultaneously more mature in his attitude and more childlike in his lack of inhibition. From his absurdly readable blog (he writes it) at KanyeUniverseCity.com to his Glow in the Dark one man show and now his new stripped-bare album, 808’s & Heartbreak, West has become the world’s first interactive pop star. He is breaking down the barrier between himself and the rest of us, and as a result, we feel like we’re a part of his life and art" FULL INTERVIEW>>>GO FETCH>>>

Monday, November 24, 2008

Who know who i like?

Patty Crash is fkkn adorable.

Death of Auto-Tune


We can Blame T-Pain for being the Dr. Frankenstein of this “movement” and bringing the Auto-Tune back to life but Pop Music’s townspeople are definitely the culprits in their own torment. There is a love/hate thing going on with that vocoder sound and you can’t let go. After T-Pain bought us all drinks we were under his influence. No denying it, players. What’s that you say? You don’t have a song on your i-Pod when Lil Wayne freaked it? So I’m guess that even on today, (Nov. 24th ) You’re not planning on copping kanYe West’s opus of pain, “808’s and Heartbreaks”, laden in the computerized croon that has been oh so popular in the last 2 years. Please who are you kidding?! Even Diddy is working on a new album and he will be giving T-Pain royalties because…well…its gonna be all AUTO-TUNE. Read all about it>>>

Face it folks, auto-tune deserves feature credits if not more. Its more than the chopped-and-screwed era. This is the lifeblood of several radio hits. Don’t let me give you guys any ideas but remember when lots of people dropped remix albums (like Destiny’s Child and P. Diddy or JD)? Well, I wouldn’t be to shocked to see artists begin putting out “Auto-Tuned versions” of their singles. Auto-Tune has had a better year than Lil Wayne! For that matter, Auto-Tune has gotten more features than T-Pain himself because even on songs where the two aforementioned artists are absent you may still find our friend, the monster, the friendly vocoder.

Hip-hop purists criticize raps acts for the over-saturation of the sound but its bane is also what keeps it thriving. I’ll say, hating auto-tune is an exercise in futility, if you truly do hate it. Katt Williams put it to us so eloquently a few stand-ups ago when he discussed the need of haters. Not that disliking auto-tune is innately a hate crime but these days kids call you a hater for not liking what is popular. For example, I am not a fan of Swagger This or Swagger That but I keep that opinion amongst like-minded people (like the readers of Cali.Co.Cool) who know that I’m too cool to ever hate, its just my opinion. Common said on Like Water For Chocolate, “If I don’t like, I don’t like that don’t mean that I’m hating”. But I digress, this was not to be a post about the regression of slang (i.e. SWAGGER and HATING/ HATERS). I said all that to say that even in the 48 Laws of Power it mentions the need of having enemies and courting attention at all costs. The Auto-Tune is so popular in part because so many people speak ill of it. Those people simple look like haters and the user of the Auto-Tune looks like the underdog millionaire in the end. People will like it until its no longer relevant so this mixtape is kinda just for laughs. (damn, did I really say all of that to lead up to this) “Death of The Auto-Tune” takes some of the most gully hip hop records and throws some t-pain on them shits but its just for shits and giggles. Performed by none other than Roger Riley and Teddy Troutman (you read that right). I’m not gonna give a review of the mixtape, I’ve listened to like half of it and the shit is just humorous. Go Fetch>>>

Monday, November 17, 2008

Kanye West is SKY HIGH

here's the word:

"Here’s the long awaited kanye west remix project ”sky high” presented by benzi & plain pat. this project exclusively remixes joints from kanye’s last album graduation as well as the reworkings of some of his other previous jams. producers contributing remixes are a-trak, the kickdrums, cookin soul, eli escobar, diplo, &
more. "


1. "Sky High Introduction"
2. "Good Morning (The Kickdrums Remix)" (featuring Big Sean)
3. "Champion (Nick Catchdubs Remix)"
4. "Barry Bonds (Eli Escobar Remix)" (featuring Lil Wayne)
5. "Crack Musik (Cookin Soul Remix)"
6. "We Major (The Kickdrums Remix)" (featuring Nas)
7. "Get Em High (A-Trak Remix)" (featuring Common)
8. "Throw Some (Cousin Cole Remix)"
9. "Electric Touch (Mighty Mi & Steve1der Remix)" (featuring Lupe Fiasco)
10. "Love Lockdown (Tom Wrecks Remix)"
11. "Flashing Lights (Diplo Remix)"
12. "Addiction (Kenny Dope & Terry Hunter Remix)"
13. "Stronger (A-Trak Remix)"
14. "Workout Plan (Chaise Marcel Remix)"
16. "Impatient Boy (Benzi Refix)" (featuring Will.I.Am)
17. "Homecoming (Discotech Remix)" (featuring Chris Martin)
18. "I Wonder (Scottie B Remix)"
19. "Good Life (Stretch Armstrong Remix)" (featuring T-Pain)
20. "Can't Tell Me Nothing (DJ Godfather Remix)"

DJ BENZI - the site
DJ BENZI - the space

Mishka '09

Wanna get the calendar? Go FETCH>>>

A brief description . . .
from their lips to your ears:
"Long in the making and now finally available, our Mishka 2009 Calendar is a dirty fantasy come to life. Shot by good friend and renowned photographer Ellen Stagg, this calendar takes thirteen of our most filthy thoughts and explicitly makes them a reality.

From the girl next door to the girl at the record store to the geeked out chick you never got to meet at the comic shop, we sat long and hard (pun intended), cumming up with sleazy scenarios for every month that are sure to put a boner in your shorts. And as an added bonus we had contributing Mishka illustrator, Jon Vermilyea pen some dirty comicstrips to go along with each month."

found this at HighSnob>>>

West's Best Vests

In my search to find a dope vest for the winter, here are some things I have come across.
I wanted to share some of those findings with you all.

click them to find where they came from.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Be Sasha

beyonce discusses the new album "I am...Sasha Fierce"

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Kiss The Sky

This Saturday ATLANTA!

Nardwuar Interviews Common (Sense)

this freaking guy...

That's My DJ

ALIEN/WRECK - IAMAALIEN.COM from Fray Wall on Vimeo.

DJ: Wreckineyez
Drummer: Alien
Director: Fray Wall of Visual Vinyl

Maxalot Wallpapers

ATTN: Interior Designers, Club Owners, Restaurateurs, Photographers and plain old cool dudes.
If you are currently considering reinventing your creative space, living space or place of business,
visit Maxalot and take a look at the tons of wallpapers they have from of designers from all over.
Definitely a good look for an accent wall.

In their own words,
"Maxalot crosses digital arts with emerging pop surrealism, aiming to reach broad audiences with individuals and studios who break boundaries in art and design...See Exposif for our collection of Designer Wallpapers, produced by Maxalot in collaboration with leading names in graphic design, photography and illustration. Available to custom-order for walls of any shape, colour or creed."

I could not have put it better.
Maxalot - Exposif>>> Go Fetch

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

What the - U - K?

Innuendos out the Ying Yang.

"Better not bring yo' kids"

Kiss The Sky!

You're all welcome.

Save the date this saturday. 'Kiss The Sky' at Thrive. Downtown ATL on Marietta St. Have some Ciroc and some Sushi. Feel free to buy me a shot. It'll be a semi Bday for the man right cheea!

Monday, November 10, 2008

T-Pain ft. DJ Khaled: "Karaoke"

I suppose you have to have a sense of humor to be T-Pain. The self proclaimed “rappa ternt sanga” made a niche for himself with the auto-tune vocoder sound and the whole world followed suit. I mean even my P.O., Officer Ross, had to get his nut off on this Put On Freestyle. I would be laughing my ass off too, if people joned me for months and months for making songs about being sprung and falling in love in the strip club then shortly after more than half the songs in rotation sounded like mine. I’m not the biggest fan of Teddy Pain but you gotta hand it to a guy who doesn’t take himself so seriously but yet doesn’t treat his career like a joke. Top hats galore, robot vocals and hypnotizing melodies, T-Pain turned the game into a circus. No, its not hate if you don’t like him but it is hate if you think I’m wack for liking this video.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Heartless Video - Kanye + Hype Willie

Heartless from kwest on Vimeo.

these guys do some incredible things together.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Moving Bricks

Barneys x Converse

Barney's Converse Perforated Patent Leather Chuck Taylor
Barney's Co-op>>>GO FETCH

5 Fall Essentials

big up to Complex Magazine.
Marc Ecko is the shit to me.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Diddy, Jay-Z, Mary J, Beyonce, Kevin Liles, Campaigning

i'm still on one.
i don't wanna come down.
and if anyone has a newspaper,
let the kid get a clipping at least

We In The House

"this is black superhero music right here baby!"

Take it all in!

reporting for duty

Monday, November 3, 2008

Bette Money!

She's now down with the Unit

I'm not a 50 Cent Fan but this is cool.

T-Pain : "Karaoke"

Karaoke feat. DJ Khaled

Yeah, its that real.

Space Olympics

This should have been posted long long ago!

Don't Vote

Ok...for the road.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Photographer/ Director Estevan Oriol

Go see Estevan Oriol or he'll send them boys atcha!

Puma 917 Low

did someone say peeps!
stash these for the spring. they remind me of easter.

Now, Don't go asking me for the details. I just look at pretty pictures. I don't know anything special about these but if you can translate, leave a comment. Find them at Zozotown in Japan>>>

PEG LEG Fall 08

featuring VA$HTIE!

i know.

you're all very welcome...


Voting = Better Sex


RIP Shakir Stewart

MTV NEWS article for information>>>

Lupe gives details on next (and final) album

Down Here

well damn.