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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, March 30, 2010

Inspiration: Wes Anderson

There is such a fashion to his films that makes
Wes Anderson iconic indie.
The feelings, the looks, the humor
all walk the same direction.

They have a certain gate that resembles reality
but the rhythm is unreal.

The films capture such universal feelings
as the family struggle, grief, and regret
but they are paired with such tongue-in-cheek humor.

His team of writers always delivers a point in a palatable way.
They never bash you over the head with preachy perspective.
I admire that.

Its not just the dialogue.
It’s the look of the films...with their wide shots
and the styling of the characters.

Its always awesome when you can watch a movie
and want to be one of the guys
or you connect and imagine the character is you!

Bottle Rocket. (1996)
Rushmore. (1998)
The Royal Tenenbaums. (2001)
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. (2004)
The Darjeeling Limited. (2007)



The devil didn’t make me do it, Eric did.

This Elms piece was what I
initially imagined “DRUGS+CANDY” to be.
I had the title in mind already
but this image put a face to the name.

Elms’ seems to have a knack for
juxtaposing the gross with the gorgeous.
I wanted to try my hand at the same
With the ideas and sounds on the mixtape.

Please view more of Eric’s work
See what I mean…

Monday, March 29, 2010

On the Road to Riches and Diamond Rings

People are so infatuated with the cocaine era. That's not exactly what this is.

With “D R U G S + C A N D Y” a lot of the drug references are used to draw a parallel between some vices. Sex, conflict and vanity are just a few that have their hooks in me.

I guess it be’s like that sometimes for an artist of any kind.
Oh well, I’m a man of many passions.

You know the age old Rap Game/Crack Game analogy. For drugs, whether user or dealer, the candle burns at both ends. I never sold drugs. That business is messy but just from the outside looking in, this is what I see.

Occupational hazard: your health. What other business is like that?

Your well-being is more at risk for as a seller than as a buyer. So who's really the addict? Is there any other business that is like that?


Music. At least for me and my counterparts. We've lost love, money and time on this rap shit. Seen a lot of nightmares trying to create this dream.

Something’s gotta give.

Me and the Devil

"Sold my soul to the devil. I had a choice immorality or immortality.
My life flashed before my eyes, and now I want a truce…
he laughed and he drowned me in the fountain of youth."

The image: Archan Nair's "Hey I'm The Devil"
The Quote: Jay West

Shorties Raising Shorties

Young Love. She is a poor sport, isn't she. She almost never goes quietly. Its mostly kicking and screaming when she goes away...Unless she "grows" away in which case she's no longer young love at all.

-Jay West

By Victor Del Toro

Untitled from Victor Del Toro on Vimeo.



Chore Damaris by Justin Anderson from Justin Anderson on Vimeo.



Sky from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Erykah Badu - "Window Seat" VIDEO

Not what I expected for this video. See it for yourself and watch the entire video, please.