Archive | June, 2009

Favorite Moment – Chester French and Kid Cudi

29 Jun

Free concerts are always an enjoyable experience, especially when the artists performing are at the top of their game. Up and coming artists Chester French and Kid Cudi performed for Paper Magazine’s celebration on NYC’s South Street Seaport. Getting to this location was no easy feat as the rain was pouring down on us all. I had no umbrella, but still trekked through it all to get to the event. It was worth every drop of rain. Chester French’s eclectic sounds in combination with their great musicianship held the stage down. Kid Cudi’s dope beats and awesome lyrics had the crowd live! Check some footage out below:

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Music at Wingate Park

23 Jun

Martin Luther King Series

For all of my Brooklyn heads and maybe even greater NY area people, this is nothing new. But those who may be passing through or even interested in free, top quality concerts, make sure to check this out. I went to the Lauryn Hill concert last year for free ninety-nine and I can attest to the most amazing time ever! The concerts are Monday nights @ 7:30 pm. I would highly suggest bringing your chair, drinks, and early arrival, as the line usually extends around four full blocks. Click the Martin Luther King Series Link for more information, including location. Enjoy!

POLO KINGS…ATL BDAY BASH

22 Jun

Ralph Lauren has been honored by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), with the title “America’s Most Popular Designer,” (see below). This is no surprise, as the polo fad can be seen on the backs of millions of Americans today. A huge polo fad has been prevalent in the Atlanta area. One of the groups who often kill the Polo Ralph Lauren look are known as the “Polo Kings.” Check some photos below of their chains and custom polo work. I was able to kick it with them this past weekend at Atlanta Birthday Bash 14. Heads were turning like there was no tomorrow. Check out the footage below!America's Most Popular Designer - Ralph Lauren

Random Moment: Finger-flipping NYC

16 Jun

I had to leave some room for this week’s random moment. NYC has officially been voted the number one city with the angriest drivers. Essentially we are ranked #1 for ROAD RAGE. Being a NY resident myself, I have experienced and participated in this “angry driving.” Fist-waving, finger flipping driving seems to be the trend across each borough. I was actually surprised that Dallas/Forth Worth were ranked second and Atlanta was all the way down at seventh place. I have driven in both of these cities and it seems almost the same as NY, but I guess there is more space to get away with certain things. Miami is definitely no surprise. Check out the article here:

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Everything Must Go

16 Jun

It is unfortunate, but necessary to announce the closing of Eluxury.com. This was one of the few places you could find authentic Louis Vuitton apparel and get great deals on other high end fashion items. This closing sort of benefits us all because they are now offering an extra 50% sale (discount taken at checkout) on everything left in stock in the sale section. Check it out!!
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Also, yoox.com is having a nice sale. Check this out as well!yoox items

Moment of the Week – Def Jam 25th Anniv.

12 Jun

SneakerBox is a prime spot to cop exclusive gear from right in Brooklyn, NY. Who would have thought that it could transform to a nice lil spot for a rap star performance? Def Jam celebrated 25 years of recording at this convenient little location on 5th ave…The open bar all night added the extra touch to this homely spot. The gift bags topped the evening off with class. Big Sean and DJ Enuff did their thing. The crowd was feeling the music and of course having on the recently released Air Yeezy’s added to Big Sean’s buzz. The other artists included Lil Ru, etc. We ran into the fly Lil Mama looking good in her hood. She shared her vibrant personality with us at a neighboring pizzeria. There’s nothing like those Brooklyn girls! Check some footage out below:

ARTIST HIGHLIGHT – YUSEF

11 Jun

Known to many by his multiple aliases including, Yeezy, Yusef, and Ye, Yusef Ali El II is a young brother on the grind. Born in the state of Indiana, Yusef has been blessed with the gift of freestyle. The fact that Indiana is the smallest state in the continental United States west of the Appalachian Mountains has not stopped this up and coming rapper from doing big things. A college student at Indiana University, the same place where his beloved frat, Kappa Alpha Psi was founded, Ye has combined academics with extracurricular. He is a sports marketing and business major at IU. With six mixtapes under his belt, which can all be found on http://www.datpiff.com, lyrics seem to flow naturally and abundantly. You are in for a real treat listening to this young kat get on the mic. Not only are his lyrics applicable to many situations on the undergrad level, they have the tendency to speak to the mind and spirit, and in touch with his spiritual side Ye is. If you have not heard this man bless the mic as yet, click on his photo to be linked to the series of his mixtapes. BLESS!
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