Sunday, August 31, 2008

I'm back from Tex-ass (just kiddin' lex)

The trip sucked.. I worked 12hr shifts with only 1 day off in 2 1/2 weeks..

On our last day I was finally able to hit a club. I love clubs in TX because they play the "country rap tunes" I grew up on unlike VA. I lost my damn mind up in that spot when they played Lil' Keke "SouthSide". I was southsidin' so hard I damn near tore an ACL..

Hermes Croc Peacoat

"For Fall, the famed house’s menswear designer VĂ©ronique Nichanian made a peacoat entirely of top-grade crocodile skin that will set you back a cool $150,000 and change, which gets our vote for the season’s most extravagant men’s item."

This muthafucka is BAD!!! Hermes craftsmanship is above the rest of the competition.

"And you thought he was cute before/look at his peacoat/tell me he's broke..." - kanYeWest



Skateboard please tell me you're not trying to bring the NASCAR jackets back into style...

I remember back home damn near everyone had a damn NASCAR jacket. smh EXCEPT ME!


Jessica Alba The Stare Response

"Here is Jessica's entry for the ibeatyou stare competition. She was called out and had to respond. See if you can beat her on ibeatyou! "

Boo, you can stare at me anytime...

here's a few related vids:

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly attempt The Stare:

Steve Nash response to Jessica Alba:

Here's the OG Baron Davis Stare down vid that Jessica Alba responded to:

Adam Sandler Vs. Baron Davis staredown:

Phil Jackson: Rodman is the greatest athlete I've ever coached

"[Rodman] could probably play a 48-minute game and play the 48th minute stronger than the first minute of the game," Jackson told the crowd at University of North Dakota. "He was that terrific an athlete."

Now before ya'll get up in arms over Phillips words and start screaming "how he gon' just diss MJ like that!?" 1st breathe and stop and then re-read what Philly said. He said "GREATEST ATHLETE" and not greatest basketball player.

You can't front on The Worm's conditioning. If it wasn't for fouls he could easily play a whole game without tuckering out towards the end.


Banksy: The Big Easy is pwnd! Now on to "Bombing"ham...

I totally just lost the little bit of street cred I HAD by using the word Pwnd. STREETS FORGIVE ME...

After leaving New Orleans, it appears that Banksy is now heading through the Deep South.

The piece below was spotted on an old abandoned Chevron Station near Birmingham Alabama. (We're told it's somewhere between where the 59 Freeway meets the 65 going South near a large Home Depot on the 59)

Banksy is THAT DUDE...

p.s. HISTORY LESSON TIME (get familiar)
The reason I called the great city of Birmingham "Bombingham" is because of a string of racially motivated bombings that took place during this time.



I saw this pic and the first thing that came to mind was "this Asian chick got some nice titties"...

...then I glanced at her armpit.


08 Supreme Fall/Winter...

Supreme definitely came with it this season! There's more things released the the following are MY personal faves...

Friday, August 29, 2008

Banksy hits N'awlins...

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Ghostface Killah: Ironman (a breakdown on the movie snippets sampled)


Anyways, this blog post was spurned because I was watching JD's Revenge (A blaxplotation/hood classic) and my fave part of the movie came along. I started mouthing the whole scene and everyone in the room was like "how the fuck do you know that shit verbatim?" and I just looked at them with a a devilish grin and softly said "Ghostface" and turned my attention back to the movie.

So, with that being said I then took on the responsibility to educate the masses on those fantastic movie samples laced throughout Ironman.

Track 1.) Iron Maiden

Movie sample:
Smokey: What you doin' on our turf, punk?
Sonny Caron: Got a message for Smokey.
Smokey: Give it.
Sonny Carson: You Smokey, man?
Smokey: Give it!
Sonny Carson: If you ain't Smokey, it ain't yo' motherfuckin' message
Smokey: Motherfucker, I said gimme the message!
Sonny Carson: It's from Willie, in the slam.
Smokey: Nigga, you been busted?
Sonny Carson: Yeah, the man picked me up.
Smokey: Well, I ain't got no fuckin' time to play witchu! Now gimme the message.
Sonny Carson: Willie's in Warwick, doin' 1-3. Told me to tell y'all motherfuckers to keep cool. He be out one way or another. Quick. Maybe I could stick around for awhile.
Smokey: Naw, that's out, man. You know? What can we The Lords do with a punk like you?
Sonny Carson: Kiss my ass, motherfucker! (Burn 'em) Just me and you, motherfucker, just me and you. I put trademarks around your fuckin' eye!

That GREAT movie clip came from the movie The Education of Sonny Carson.

The Education of Sonny Carson is a 1974 film based on the best-selling autobiography of Sonny Carson who joined a gang and committed petty crime before being sent to prison. After his release from prison he changes his life. The Wu-Tang Clan and Lauryn Hill have used dialog from the film in their works.

Track 2.) Wildflower

Movie Sample:
Random Girl: That was the best fuckin I ever had.
Ike aka JD: That's because you been dealin with Dasheese
Random Girl: You gotta leave? Where you goin sugar?
Ike aka JD: I got business to take care of
Random Girl: Shit that's my old man, shit!
Ike aka JD: Ya better go talk to him

Goddamn I love that clip! Especially that last like "Ya better go talk to him..." How fuckin' gangsta is that?!?! LMAO

That spectacular clip was taken from the classic JD's Revenge.

The story centers around Isaac (portrayed by Turman), a young college student studying law in New Orleans. During a hypnosis act, he becomes an unwilling host for the restless spirit of J.D. Walker, a hustler killed during the 40s. J.D. Walker ran numbers during World War II and was murdered by Theotis Bliss, who also murdered his sister, Betty Jo, because of the secret she held about her baby daughter. After being discovered with Betty Jo's lifeless body, Elija Bliss (Gossett Jr.), the believed father of Betty Jo's child and brother of Theotis, accused J.D. of being the killer and J.D. was gunned down by the real killer. J.D. returns 30 years later to reveal the truth to Elija and to kill the murderer.

Track 5.) Assassination Day

Movie Sample:
- There's no coke!
- What?
- You heard me you dumb fuck, there's no coke!
- What the fuck do you mean, there's no coke?
- I've been up and down this ship. I've been in every fuckin room!
- There's gotta be coke!
- There is nothing! NOTHING!

That clip was taken from the flick The Usual Suspects. I'm not going to front, I only seen that shit one time and it was years ago when I was a jit and I ain't know wtf to make of it. I been meaning to check it out but I keep forgetting.

The film tells the story of Roger "Verbal" Kint (Kevin Spacey), a small-time con man who is the subject of a police interrogation. He tells his interrogator, U.S. Customs Agent David Kujan (Chazz Palminteri), a convoluted story about events leading to a massacre and massive fire that have just taken place on a ship docked at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro Bay. Using flashback and narration, Verbal's story becomes increasingly complex as he tries to explain why he and his partners-in-crime were on the boat.

Track 6.) Poisonous Darts

Movie Sample:
"Let's see you try the water technique! Hai! Ha, ha!
(sounds of fists and a whoosh of air followed by a punch)
The sky is high, the cloud is low
But my water technique is hard to think
that the earth, can absorb water, hai! Hai!"

Yeah... word up... gotta zip my coat

"The sky is high, the cloud is low" (fuck him)
"But my water technique is hard to think" (yeah, check the live shit)
"that the earth, can absorb water, hai! Hai!" (uhh)

Now I'm not the biggest kung-fu movie watcher but this one I've seen.

This clip was taken from the kung-fu/hood classic The Mystery of Chessboxing

Lee Yi Min stars as a young boy who wants to learn kung fu so that he can avenge his father's death at the hands of the Ghost Faced Killer (Mark Long). The Ghost Faced Killer meanwhile is hunting down a number of clan leaders who all conspired to have him killed. Before attacking the killer always throws down his "ghost face killing plate," a decorated metal plate with a red face. He then uses his distinctive five elements style.

Lee Yi Min attends a local kung fu school but is bullied by the seniors. The cook of the school (Yuen Siu Tien) takes the boy under his wing and teaches him some moves. These prove to be adequate for his day-to-day living, but cannot fulfill his deep desire for revenge. Unfortunately Lee Yi Min is thrown out of the school when he is found in possession of the Ghost Faced Killers' symbol. Still wishing to learn kung fu Lee Yi Min turns to an old chess master Chi Sue Tin (Jack Long), recommended by the cook, for training. The chess master is an old enemy of the Ghost Faced Killer who reveals himself to be a former kung-fu chief who held sway over the area with his fellow fighters. Unfortunately he had been forced to go into hiding after being badly injured in a fight and also coming under scrutiny by the Ghost Face Killer. Chi Sue agrees to teach Lee his school of chess boxing kung fu.

Lee finally learns the strategic link between chess and kung fu. He and Chi Sue Tin team up using double horse style, a reference to chinese chess, and defeat the Ghost Faced Killer.

Track 9.) Fish

Movie Sample:
These are the men who lead the crime families of America.
I control 26,000 men. Except for dope, we operate in all aspects
of organized crime. And if there's one thing I'm sure of,
it's that drugs destroy your mind and destroy your home.
In the end it'll only lead our country into ruin.

Apparently after doing a little investigating I found out that this clip came from a Japanese manga called Crying Freeman.

Crying Freeman follows the titular assassin, a Japanese man hypnotized and trained by the Chinese mafia (called the "108 Dragons") to serve as its agent, and covered in a vast and complex dragon tattoo. A quiet but complicated killer, Freeman reflexively sheds tears after each and every killing.

Track 15.) All That I Got Is You

Movie Sample:
Inmate: What dey gives you blood?
Sonny Carson: Three months man
Inmate: Whatchu doin in here anyway? You oughta be home with your momma. How old are you boy?
Sonny Carson: Thirteen
Inmate: Thirteen? Damn, the bastards must be runnin outta niggaz to arrest

This movie clip was also taken from the film The Education of Sonny Carson.

Track 16.) Soul Controller (two samples at the end of the track) *unreleased due to sample clearance issues

1st Movie Sample:
Carlito Brigante - Sorry boys,
All the stitches in the world can't sew me together again
Lay down, lay down
Gonna stretch me out in Fernandez funeral home on hun and ninth street
Always knew I'd make a stop there
But a lot later than a whole gang of people thought
Last of the Mohicans
Well, maybe not the last
Can't come with me on this trip, Loaf
Gettin the shakes now
Last call for drinks
Bar's closin down
Sun's out
Where we goin for breakfast?
Don't wanna go far
Rough night
Tired, baby

2nd Movie Sample:
Greatest trick the devil ever pulled
Was convincing the world he didn't exist
And like that, he's gone

Ok if you don't know where the 1st clip came from then kill yo' self! That 1st clip came from the classic Carlito's Way.

The film is based on After Hours, but used the title of the first novel to avoid it being confused with Martin Scorsese's 1985 film of the same name, and focuses on Carlito's activities once he is released from prison. Carlito Brigante, a fictional Puerto Rican criminal vows to go straight and to live life as a law-abiding citizen. However, his past will not let him, and he unwittingly ends up being dragged into the same criminal activities that got him imprisoned in the first place.

The 2nd clip is taken from The Usual Suspects again.

That shit took a bit of my time and my hands are a lil' carpal tunnelish from typing so you bitches had better appreciate it!


Guess who turned the big FIVE-OH today? Wacko Jacko

FINALLY!! I had been sittin' on this picture for at least 2 months!!

Photographer Profile: Mark Seliger

As you all may know I'm really into art(urban/underground/street/contemporary), architecture and photography. So, I figured it would be dope to start profiling certain artists who's work I admire. With that being said I present: Mark Seliger.

Taken From wiki:
Mark Seliger is an American photographer noted for his portraiture.

Seliger was born in Amarillo, Texas and attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, and Texas A&M University–Commerce. Seliger served as the chief photographer for Rolling Stone from 1992 to 2002 [1] and shot more than 100 covers for the magazine.[2] Seliger currently lives in New York City, and works for Conde Nast Publications. He has shot a number of covers for GQ and Vanity Fair.

Seliger has also published several books; created a number of CD covers for Burning Spear, Diana Krall and other bands; and directed short films. The celebrities whose portraits Seliger has made include Susan Sarandon, David Byrne, Matthew Barney, Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Kurt Cobain, Rob Thomas and Tony Bennett.

Vanity Fair recently did a profile on some of the work he's done for them.

Here are a few of my particular faves from said pictorial profile:

Anne Hathaway

Black Dante with The Last Poets

Rick Rubin & Shawn Corey

The ORIGINAL Frank White


what you think...

...hood niggaz don't know how to rock appropriate attire?!?

That's why I don't go out that much because if I can't come as I am then I ain't comfortable. And if I ain't comfy then I ain't me... gotta be me 100!

Hell I seen cats with slacks, button-up's and some hardbottoms, stomp a nigga out from within an inch of his life!

club owners/party promoters/hosts please pay attention to the following message:



This shit don't make no goddamn sense! The site that's selling them has a full size run of 8-13 and are only selling them for, wait for it...wait for it...$58!!! WTF!!? I can't front, the Chinese be on their grind! From bootlegging scunci's, iphones, HUMMERS!?!, CONDOMS?!??!, and other items easily found in the hood.


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