Sunday, December 27, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

When Did You First Fall In Love With Hip Hop?

Wanna hear it? Hear it go LOLOLOL  

1. early days r kinda foggy but i loved miss jackson, KRS, NWA... yup had to sneak that one (Boyz n the Hood), and LL (Mama said knock u out)... played super mario brothers listenin to it. hahaha  

2. listening to Hot103 Jamz "hot 8 at 8" and "the quiet storm"... catchin a lot of sh*t for it in jr high n HS when alternative was the "in" thing  

3. again my soph yr of HS when ALL EYES ON ME came out... i remember the moment i first heard it in a hotel room in San Diego  

4. Renee by the Lost Boyz and the whole Legal Drug money album  

5. again when i studied in Italy and watched a whole new game of bboy dancin 

6. Kelis' Caught Out There played all over Europe  

7. at my first MJB concert and when her album No More Drama came out i know many ppl including myself felt her  

8. singing Wyclef and Akons songs with my boys in Haiti  

9. when i heard Rakim's voice once again this yr w his joint Holy Are You  

10. today when i heard Jay's Empire State of Mind n it gave me the chills AGAIN thinkin memories of NYC and when one day i will take my son there  

Hip Hop may be one of the best relationships for me bc i continue to fall in love with it all the time :)

When did YOU first fall in love with Hip Hop???

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

more thoughts on D.Albert

The issue here isn't just one thing. It's oh so much deeper than that. 
"There are many reason's as to why this type of violence takes place in those neighborhoods. Millions of blacks were released from slavery with no economic status whatsoever, were uneducated, ignorant, and indoctrinated in violence from rape, merciless beatings, murder, and many other barbaric practices. Add to this no sense of family, no culture, no history, and no sense of pride, And from slavery, to reconstruction, to Jim Crow laws, the problems have been exacerbated by drugs, lack of opportunity, a failing education system (which is linked to economic status), and you name it." Chris
What do u do with those who don't have parents? Or those whose parents aren't educated or had a role model themselves? It's a cycle we need to break. It's a culture inside of a culture that very few people care enough about to change. We have corrupt governments in africa and other countries and it seems like the logical choice to want to help the poor and oppressed, but in our very own country with corrupt government and people who are in need we tend to blame them for the situation...

I was hesitant to even post about this again, but i cldn't stop thinking ab it knowledge is power and i don't want to be ignorant...
I think the lord gives us opportunities to help and we need to be as well equipped as possible. Maybe i can't save the world, but there will be opportunities to make it better. Some of those opportunities fall into our laps because we were open enough to prepare ourselves for it, some of the opportunities we may have to seek a little harder for.

All i know is that i care about the kids in chicago just like i do the ones in my own neighborhood. They are all the same; their economic plight is what divides them. There are some who have come and spoke out about this and i commend their initiative and leadership. 

Video: Twista speaks with students involved in Derrion Albert incident

part of 2 different comments on

"no-one should hate a person because of what they've done, but first gain an understanding of what their mindset is, in an effort to maybe help that person. Think of it this way. Take any millionaire out there who has great morals and is completely successful. Now picture that same person being born in south central, LA, who grew up in a broken home, with a mom addicted to crack, struggling to make rent, and on the verge of being evicted. Now do u really think he would grow up to be that same millionaire? I don't think so. Chances are, he's going to grow up selling drugs, and possibly becoming a killer, to those who oppose him, given that he's in a gang..." Zach

"Our children are a reflection of us…Adults.... Look at what we are teaching them….around the world….corruption, violence, greed racism, pure hatred, war and rumors of War, self medication sanctioned by Doctors and Pharmaceuticals companies. My God …look how our leaders act, disrespect of each other, inappropriate sexual acts by Teachers, Clergy, Political Leaders, Security Authorities, calling on the death of Our President in the name of God, even Nature is rising up in protest against Humanity ! We Adults are the first one to be responsible for this sick behavior. Our children are the mirror-reflection of ourselves. This is not to excuse their choices, or behavior…however Hostility Breeds Hostility, what do we expect?. Do as I say and not as I do! History has taught us that all Great Empires fell from within. I believe that if we continue to focus on the “Elephant” in the room, “Racism”, that this Great Country will experience that same Fate....we will turn on each other. No one can change the heart and mind of another human being other than God or that person…himself or herself..." Angela Savage Austin

I have listened many times to the song, Something Is Wrong, by David Banner. It begins and ends with words from CNN reporter, Rick Sanchez. David Banner – Something Is Wrong (About Chicago Incident)

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His comments come out of frustration, but the idea that some of our children are UNSALVAGABLE... is nothing but disturbing. And many of the hateful comments that followed that particular interview show how painfully ignorant and cruel people can be. We are all salvageable and by hating those who are hurting we don't do our society any good. How do you get a society to function?... with care for each other. Certainly not by enslaving, them, lynching them, and telling them they are hopeless. HELP US SAVE OUR CHILDREN!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009


So i found this mix n match set because i really love the vintage CC necklace! But the dress n shoes are fabulous too. Had to share.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Ghetto Gospel

this is an old one but i'm feelin it today and wanted to share...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Derrion Albert: What's the answer for our children?

This story has been one that i can't seem to get out of my head. A child in Chicago's South Side was beaten to death on Sept. 24th. 16 year old Derrion Albert was a good student who was described by his grandfather as a good kid who attended Bible class every week.

The fact is it probably wouldn't have made anything past the local news... but another youngin caught it on video. For those of you who haven't seen it, i DON'T recommend it, but it is below... FOX now has the rights to it. There was actually an audible crack of Albert's skull. It is disturbing. The person filming seems awful to have stood by and do so without helping, but you see and hear others cheer and yell, watch and participate. 

Some say Chicago was quickly eliminated by the IOC (International Olympics Committee) for the 2016 Olympic Games because of the video. There is no way to know. But in the end, there is violence worldwide and in the 21st century we are faced with the actual images to replay and relive as someone loses their life.

I'd like to hear any of your thoughts. Much debate has happened over whether the Videographer is a snitch, coward, or a hero. Many of those on the street that day had phones as well and the video has brought to light much that goes on. What has gone so wrong that it comes to this? Where does the hatred stem from that our teenagers could possibly beat and kill a boy just like them?

I believe that much relies with the parents and our families, but can we also blame government and society for not supporting the family? I think so. But blaming doesn't help! How can we be proactive instead of reactive?

UPDATE: Oct. 12 - As many of you know the Derrion Albert story deeply affected me. One of my favorite artists, Common, among others, recently spoke about the incident. It's a positive message and I respect him for keeping God in the center of it. There is a void that we need to help our youth fulfill. WATCH HERE.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

BP3 tees by BBC

So if you are a friend of mine on FB or follower on Twitter you saw that i've been on the BP3 album like so many people. My favorite joint is So Ambitious. This coming week BBC is releasing 3 tees with quotes from that song. I just want the first one. Seriously hot... can the boys club make a feminine version please??

So if you'd like to take a listen you can... Pharrell said he was speaking to speakin to kids. And despite a couple bad words and one line that def could've been better, the anger that drives the ambition is what makes it real. Motivation from those who can't or won't see the possibilities.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dumbest Cop Ever

hilarious!!! and funnier the 2nd and 3rd time around. KARMA

giggling babies

i have posted a link to this before, but each time i go back it makes me smile. i hope it does for you too!

Thursday, September 17, 2009


If you know me very well you would know how much I love baby powder... reminds me of certain people, backpacking in Europe (to touch up my hair;), and my baby... so this commercial isn't new, but had to include it. Love the effects of chalk, powder, and suga!

Monday, September 14, 2009

auto-tune the news


This is great. Thanks CNN and NBC for this. My mind didn't wander at all during these broadcasts. I don't think auto tune is going to die any time soon Jay.

Kseniya Simonova - Sand Animation

while i was out of town in Guatemala my dad sent me this video via fb. i couldn't view it there, but once i got home i watched it in amazement... beginning to end... and my attention span isn't always long ;-) she is truly talented!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

facebook ruins relationships

So i've had so many conversations lately about the effect of technology and social networking on people and relationships. The effect is actually so much greater and broader than that, but let's concentrate on interpersonal communications and how it is changing right before our eyes.

My iPhone = technology crack. Amen. One of my bestests said she "would never pay $100 for a phone bill, but it's so much more than a phone" to her.

Twitter, this site runs the country and news can spread faster than most could have ever imagined. Good luck PR firms keeping up with that one.

As for Facebook, when are your comments and status updates too much? Do we really want to know when you floss your teeth? Great article in the WSJ about How Facebook Ruins Friendships. Do you have to say good morning or good night to FB or your twitts? I recently saw a newlywed couple post this for all of us to read: he said "good morning" to FB and she commented on his wall "you say good morning to your FB friends, but not to me?" LOL 

As far as any technological conversation, i had a homie tell me her little niece can message her all day long, but as soon as she scoops her up from school or something she has nothing to say. Not only is the art of conversation dying, but it seems our youngins don't even learn it from the get go...

Then getting into how these networking sites can ruin a relationship with a significant other... On one hand, i agree that your relationship isn't that strong if FB can break you. FB isn't the devil.. it's the personal tidbits on blast for everyone to see and in some cases, just a jealous significant other that needs to quit cyber stalking!

On the other hand, you must be aware of what you're doing, or what someone else is doing (ie. posts to your wall, giving gifts, etc) and the potential problems from something so insignificant as a website... The potential to hurt something or someone significant in your life. Real talk. 

Do any of ya'll remember the day FB introduced the mini-feed? No one knew how to turn that off. Everyone could see who was "in a relationship" with who, who broke up with who, whose wall everyone was posting on and what they wrote. A lot of relationships were ruined that day and even more fights started. LOLOLOLOL. I'm pretty sure most of you know what i'm talking about.

On MSNBC there's an article giving Reasons to ‘unfriend’ your spouse on Facebook. Go ahead, 'unfriend' them, but my suggestion might be not to post mundane things for all to see and to certainly not communicate with those of the opposite sex in a way that would hurt your boo's feelings.

Please don't end up like these poor, jealous people...

What are your thoughts? experiences?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

JAYs new TVspot & VID

The ad is creative reinacting his old album covers

And these ARTISTS are FIERCE

Monday, August 10, 2009

Rakim... the real deal

really really feelin this joint today... THIS is a lyrical genius.

epic track despite - or rather partly as a result of - its jarring blasphemy... some say he's just using clever wordplay. as far as i know Ra is a 5 percenter. it's not christian doctorine, but the history is intriguing. it's too bad a legend like Ra doesn't have a message that i desire to spread. at best the words will spur us on to think and reflect on the deeper meaning. but at the end of the day let's remember there is only one god.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Shoe Fetish

yes... mine is growing and after the Kanye G-Shock event in NYC i went to this week that's about all i took away from it. and that Mr. West is a lyrical genius, of course ;)

I have these first 2 sky and hi tops. the blue nikes below will be out sometime this year.
♥ em!
the LV's are Kanye's design.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Scratch DJ Coffee Table

THIS is super fly... i want one!
"Scratch DJ Coffee Table" image transfer on knotty pine laminate, clear pine sides, brushed chrome legs, glass top, replaceable vinyl records. At BUGHOUSE Art & Design.

u can find it here