> T H E W E S T W I N G >

+ 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, October 30, 2009

Coloring Book

Shooting the breeze.

All touched up.

The joy ballad.

Pick your poison.

West West, Y'all.

Glow in the Dark Book Promo

KANYE WEST "Glow in the Dark" book promo by: NABIL from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

Kanye West’s Glow in the Dark Book Promo (Video)

All Black Everything

KRINK Mini Cooper S

I'd whip a KRINK'd out Scion. This Mini Cooper is fresh though.
via HighSnob

Kenna x Lupe – HP/Summit on the Summit Boot Camp (Ep. 1)

Stay tuned!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

In the Stu with Lu!

I try to reserve my stanship for my personal life and off the blog, but Lupe Fiasco really is one of my favorite rappers. Like in my TOP 5! I recently peeped this on the Hundreds blog and wanted to share it here. Lupe recently held a show in his hometown of Chicago, IL where he dug into the crates and past, present and future to give the dedicate lupe stan a lot more to drool over. I can only imagine the cult-like, hoodied-out crowd that was in the building.

Bobby Hundreds says:
Anyways, Lupe and his band were shacked up in the recording studio late tonight, burning that midnight oil. Working on some new music, but rehearsing for this Thursday’s big show in Chicago. It’s entitled “REMEMBER TO SMILE: A Retrospective of Lupe,” and it’s basically a one-man show where Lu expounds about politics, religion, and other topics surrounding his life, spliced up with performances of songs he’s never done live before. He’s bringing back old mixtape tracks, B-sides, and other rarities that explain the rapper’s story from then ’til now. It’s gonna be quite the treat for the dedicated Lupe fan, and for now, this is the first and last time he’s gonna do it. I’m trying to convince him to bring it to LA though! Or else I’ll hate him.

via thehundreds

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

>Download: Jay West "Frankenstein's Waking"

Things that go bump in the night:
-The word on the curb is that you folks have been chomping at the bit for another dose of DRUGS+CANDY. Happy Halloween, Kids.!

-Okay, You're a goon but what's a goon in the clutches of a 6'4" Californian running on nothing but Crunk Juice and Steel Reserve with a city behind him screaming, "ITS ALIIIIVE"? Treating is for tricks and tricks are...well, you know the science. What you think we been doing here at The ChemLAB, stem cell research?! Brand new freestyle from yours truly and its a fucking monster!!!



Currently in rotation.

1. One Foot Out the Door (prod.Mike Posner & XX)
2. I Don’t Trust Myself (prod. Mike Posner)
3. Traveling Man (Snippet) (prod. Mike Posner & Raw Talent)
4. You Don’t Have to Leave (prod. Miami Horror)
5. Cooler Than Me (Gigamesh Remix) (prod. Gigamesh)
6. Don’t Trust Me (Benny Blanco/DJ Benzi Remix) f. 3OH!3 & KiD CuDi (prod. Benny Blanco & 3OH!3)
7. Kiss Me Thru the Phone f. Saigon (prod. Mike Posner)
8. Red Button (prod. Mike Posner)
9. Bring Me Down f. Big Sean & Freddie Gibbs (prod. Block Beattaz)
10. Mirror’s Edge (Benzi Remix) f. Bun B, GLC & XV (prod. Seven)
11. Speed of Sound f. Big Sean (prod. Block Beattaz)
12. Close the Door f. Clinton Sparks (prod. Clinton Sparks)


The Acosta Supremacy

Rosa Acosta for SUPREME shot by Terry Richardson (who else).

Monday, October 26, 2009

Ransom x Adidas

Here's a video Promo for the Ransom + Adidas Originals collab. I dig the shoes featured here but I really like the ad! This is how I treat my shoes, I wear them tough! I'm not really the sneakerhead type that keeps them in the box, laces tucked and super clean so I need to know they will hold up.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Clipse - “Popular Demand” (Popeyes) Feat. Pharrell & Cam’ron

Download Full CDQ Version of "Popular Demand (Popeyes)"

Juicy J "Talkin' Shit"

Some heavy hood shit. Had to get my fix real quick.

Secret Forts + Impossible Cool

Secret Forts presented by ACL x Cole, Rood & Haan Co. from Michael Williams on Vimeo.

Believe it or not, there are blogs out there that are much cooler than mine. Tough to fathom but trust me, as the curator of cool, I would know when I'm beat. THE IMPOSSIBLE COOL is one of them and so is SECRET FORTS. This little video here is a about the blogger of Secret Forts and it was shot and directed by the blogger of The Impossible Cool. Do yourself the favor of visiting both and getting familiar. Pretty Good.

Kobe In Vogue

The Lord of The Rings

Nike Blazer Pentium 1.0 by Gabriel Dishaw

Cool to look at. Probably not the most comfortable.
Via PersonaMag>

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mark Ronson for Gucci

Whadya Think?

for Blokes.

for Birds.

via Nitro>

Gentlemen, The Moscot Eyewear and Eyecare

Probably the only thing Fabolous + Forrest Whittaker + Asher Roth have in common.

The xx "Basic Space"


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Jack of All Trades

Who is the Bo Jackson of the entertainment industry?

Bob Cousy PF Flyers

Holiday edition PF Flyers.

Flinke Namen - "Wolken"

Flinke Namen is a Dutch Hip Hop Group. The language I don't understand but this video is shot wonderfully and the visuals pull you in. Although I don't understand the words, the music sounds good. Seems like an awesome story here. Directed by Jim Taihuttu

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"We Were Once a Fairytale"

...but this is farewell


Clipse in Complex - Full Album Preview

"The Best Duo Ever"... Now say it with conviction. Pusha T didn't ask if you agreed. He spoke it and stuck his shovel in the dirt. As the dynamic pair prepares to release "Til The Casket Drops" this winter, and you blogga-types sit chomping at the bit, here's a small taste. This one's on the house, Have manners and say "Thank You".
Full Album Preview via COMPLEX MAG

Friday, October 16, 2009

John Mayer - "Who Says"

This is pretty much my philosophy.

The Complex Soundboard 2

"Tag Team Back Again!"

Red Wings -Ash-

Not the hockey team.
These goes hard in the paint.



A.K.A. "The F*in Best"

Zodiac Portrait Project by Kneesee

Doing my morning blog surf, I paid a visit to a friend's blog (GOVERNED BY LOYALTY; whaddup Kei). I came across these photos and I'm super inspired. The Zodiac Portait Project was composed by Denys (BKA: Kneesee) and it is of 12 people, each for a different sign of the zodiac and the portraits capture the basic principles of their respective zodiac sign. The photos below are of people I know also, since I could not decide upon my favorites. You can view the entire project on her flickr account

ALSO: Subscribe to her blog > Kneeseepieces >

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wild For The Night

Good Night All!

Chronicles of Never

The brand is new to me and I am pleasantly awed by the pieces here. Of course, there is much more where these came from. Visit Oki-Ni to shop the brand. Chronicles of Never>

DJ Hero (Cinematic Trailer)

In Stores Oct. 27

Christmas with the Crooks

Crooks & Castles Holiday 2009 Look Book is looking pretty good.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Gucci Wood Grain

That sounds super cool on some southern rap shit. Good Wood presents you with an inexpensive alternative to the flossy diamond studded necklaces of the rap world. Its made of pure wood and its sanded and assembled by hand. Looks pretty fresh, no? Buy yours here > GOOD WOOD >

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Fray - Heartless

The FRAY - Heartless from IE HAGY on Vimeo.

Covering Kanye's record from last fall. Now with a visual to match. Very cool.

I want Lynette Astaire.

Photos by Lynnette Astaire

Chuck Anderson

Add this to my wishlist along with the Kanye, Glow In The Dark Tour book.
Wandering Off Into Space> BUY