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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.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Weight Training with Lil Cease???

That sounds hella random but this is real.
Can't knock the hustle especially when rappers don't endorse healthy lifestyles typically. I'm not about to go get on the hardbody program but the brief bit of this i did watch looks official. I mean 'official' as in like it looks like he is not doing some pull ups on a street sign, these cats are on some serious shit. Perhaps this was something he's always been into. Perhaps it was a recent change and he decided to get some money with it. Chase your dreams, I guess.

In related news:
- Akinyele recently opened a diner in Virgin Islands. (lol)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Beyonce: "Imma Diva" video

_________ eat your heart out! all the mannequins in the trunk was a statement.
oh and the balenciaga looking shit where she's holding the chains was bananas.
i like her.


Projectors and lights is my guess?! The French firm, EasyWeb conceptualized and implemented this 3D video art display on various architectural platforms. Pretty incredible to see these things come to life. This took place in Madrid, if I'm not mistaken.

RIP Eartha Kitt: 12.26.08

NEW YORK (AP) — Eartha Kitt, a sultry singer, dancer and actress who rose from South Carolina cotton fields to become an international symbol of elegance and sensuality, has died, a family spokesman said. She was 81.

Nikki Jean gets Inked

with Sony BMG/Columbia Records

Diddy's Million Dollar Bribe

i think i made that sound a lot worse than it really is. A million dollars is a big deal to get a bunch of blue light bulbs. I wonder if it will go down.


Notable quote, "that's like $100,000 a second...that's a good deal!"

Queens Get The Money

Queens Get The Money Music Video from ENCYCLOPEDIA on Vimeo.

*eyebrows up*

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Public School is Complex Mag's Brand of the Year

Tough choice...
but I can dig it.

Terrifying Local Holiday Ads

I found this list on Esquire's Blog of Lists.
The following ads are disturbing and incredibly funny.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dior Homme Rings

the ring reads, "a new romance with myself"
It applies to many lives. Make up your own:

-For Narcissism.

-For Affirmation.

-For Rebounding.

-For the New Year.

Happy Holidays ATL

FRIDAY 12*19*08
The city is ours

Nixon Newton

Nixon decided to follow the KISS theory on these shits


thx. Acquire

CLAE Spring 2009

Spotted these at HighSnob
You can pre-order at Hanon

Bang Bang...

"...he shot me down"

these are available at End Clothing>>>GO FETCH>>>

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


DRAKE's mixtape (So Far Gone) is on the way.
Here is the artwork to whet your palate.

by Darkie>>>

the inspiration was drawn from "The Economist"

Giles Deacon, Spring/Summer '09

my OH my, the things that inspire us. The popular 1980's video game played muse to Deacon in his Spring/ Summer 2009 Collection. That was made clear when some models came gliding down the runway adorning headwear resembling Pac and the gang. If you can see it in these shots, the runway itself was also festooned with circles and dots like that of the game.
View more of the collection>>>GO FETCH>>> Courtesy of Wallpaper*

Who's Gonna Save My Soul

This video just blew my mind!!!

The Fox is Loose

This must be a frickin' dream.
I just got some semi-excellent news.
I come from a long line of pervs and this rocked me!
OK, So apparently Megan Fox wants to star in a film where she is nude, THE WHOLE MOVIE.
Well, if this was to ever go down (doubt) i would be cashing out studio time paper to see this.
I only rap because I plan on seeing her naked one day so this falls in the same bucket (win).

You don't have to believe my gossip...Starpulse reported the story.

"Transformers beauty Megan Fox recently revealed that she would like to star in a movie entirely naked-- from beginning to end. The actress told The Daily Star, "'I would love to do a movie naked - it would be beautiful."

Her comments are sure to raise more than just an eyebrow however, because Fox said no studio would ever take the chance of making a film like that again. She elaborates: "They did it in the 1930s in an arty way.

Arty Shmarty, Nigga Please.
I admire good direction in film and I appreciate art but
I like boobs too.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Dollar Days

"F*** talking about the recession//the shit's depressing"

- Jay-Z


Let’s face it, not a lot of us are balling outta control. If you furnished most of your crib with a hodge podge of items from your childhood, IKEA and your parents garage then chances are you’ve been waiting for some answer to your furniture-supply woes! Enter VILLASOFA. With a fair blend of the contemporary aesthetic and the conventional furniture store pricing, Villasofa has an idea of what you were trying to do with your room after you graduated. Plus, didn’t your girl get the same couch from IKEA?!

Now…I shall warn you. The website is not as visually gratifying as their actual products but their store is the shit. It was designed by Tjep. And from the shots, the idea was to give the feeling of home but in a warehouse shopping environment. They did a pretty good job. Oh and if you intend on going over to Amsterdam some time soon, the shopping is easy there. The staff rides around on these little register-trolley-things, so they come to you.

Have a look-see.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Death to the Douche!

The Cali.Co.Cool has its obligation to men in American from 18 - 35 (more like 16 - 28) to keep you abreast of what the ladies need. We here at 'ze Cool' seem to be more in touch with the chicks which gives us the sexual prowess and bedroom know-how we have come to acquire over the years. With a well-groomed mane of pubic hair and a healthy collection of Chuck Norris Films, we receive compliments from shore to shining shore about how we epitomize the All-American Sexy (for straight men, that is)! While trying to maintain the title as Gentleman Blogger No. 1, We came across MAGNIFICENT BASTARD (giving me a run for my money for best blog name ever). They have advised me wisely upon the "Top 10 Ways to Look Like a Total Toolbag". You should go on over and peepeth game and just to warm it up (...Chris, I'M ABOUT TO!) Here is one for everyone.


- Trust us, you're not that important.
- You're now just one-degree removed from Lando Calrissian's bald android assistant

Kanye West Press Conference

30 Min. Long
but its well worth it.
All of Kanye's interviews are pretty interesting but this one stuck out to me
yeah for the length but for the unfiltered sincereity you get from the dude.
I definitely don't think he's an asshole anymore. he's more complete than other artists let on. this is a good one.

EXTRA, EXTRA: Taraji Henson is Brad Pitt's Mom

Just watch the damn video.

Issey Mikake

easily some of the finest watches i have seen this year.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Anthony Mackey as 2Pac

the actor discusses playing Tupac in the feature film "NOTORIOUS", coming january 2009. I'm looking forward to what Mackey does in this role.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Electric Birdcage

LONDON - lucky lucky londonites get to enjoy a dream. Electric Birdcage is a good look. It comes "Complete with carousel bar, lavish Vegas mirrors, stunning monochrome Fibonacci patterned walls and floor, imposing black stallions, giant bird cages, turquoise hand shaped chairs and lashings of fluorescent pink, the exaggerated splendour of The Electric Birdcage creates a magical environment in which to savour a superlative range of innovative cocktails, alongside contemporary Pan Asian cuisine". I couldn't make this shit up. I was just gonna say it was nice. Have a look-see. >>>GO FETCH>>>

Ghostbusters: The Video Game

God is Good.
(oh, no i'm praying that the bobby brown record is on there...)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Got that Glow

Originally from South Carolina, Aziz Ansari is a 22 year old standup comedian based in New York City that TimeOut New York recently called their "favorite new standup." In 2005, he won the Emerging Comics of New York award for Best Male Standup.

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Happy Birthday

but he's not exactly 15...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Pamper Your Beaver

Over the Top? Not Down Under!
Check out this Australian Tampon Ad.

Monday, December 1, 2008

"Brooklyn Go Hard"

Jay-Z and Santogold repp for the Stuy! over a Kanye West track.
Supposed to be the lead single from the soundtrack of the upcoming Biggie Biopic, "NOTORIOUS"
and I am now waiting for Mos Def to jump on this.
>>>Fader got that download>>>

The Palm Dubai

Details from Boramag:

Atlantis, The Palm is the $1.5 billion mega resort with 1,539 rooms and a huge aquarium holding more than 65,000 marine animals. The first resort on Dubai’s man-made Palm Jumeirah island opened with a massive celebration show.

The fireworks show was designed and produced by Fireworks by Grucci, the team behind the design and engineering of the fireworks at the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics Games in Beijing. Custom-made shells had been shipped in from across the globe, creating a light spectacle, set off from over 716 firing locations around the island including 400 balconies at the resort. Some series of shells burst at an altitude of 245 metres, and were visible from space.

The display followed an unprecedented high definition video illumination sequence. Designed by Marie-Jeanne Gauthé creative director for Jean Michel Jarre in Paris, the visual display used the 200 metre-wide Royal Towers as a canvas to visualise the story of Atlantis, making it the most ambitious HD video projection on a standing surface.

WEST's Best Vests (Part Deux)


Its Elec-sick!

Word from DJ Sour Milk:

The LA Leakers just wrapped up a new mixtape with Common titles "Elec-sick Circus". It's all in celebration of his new album "Universal Mind Control" dropping December 9th! We will be dropping one video a day of Common speaking on how certain songs were created... Old and new.... Here's the first video of Common talking on the making of "Be".



Christian Dior and Chinese Artists

Dior commission of Chinese Artists for a show in Beijing
You can view more HERE but these a few of the favorites I viewed...

'AK47(L1)', by Zhang Dali

'Daily.fragile - starlight', by Lin Jianhua

'Worker Peasant Businessman Student Soldier', by Zhang Xiaogang

Alexander McQueen for PUMA

The ManCat

CONCEPT: "The ManCat is the icon of the Alexander McQueen and PUMA collaboration. This dynamic visual depicts the fusion of the man, Alexander McQueen and the Animal, PUMA. Acting as a pivotal creative reference, The ManCat is a physical metamorphosis that symbolized the collaboration. Under the art direction of Alexander McQueeen, world-renowned fashion photographer Nick Knight created the ManCat image. The duo created an amalgamation of two distinct, iconic brands that symbolizes the birth of a new entitiy".


"The collection inspiration is derived from human anatomy, specifically the human foot…For Autumn/Winter 08 the study of anatomy evolves with the exploration of vascular structures as well as spine inspired elements."

go fetch>>>