Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Dame On The Scene

I'm sure by now you've heard about the BlakRoc Project that Dame Dash released on November 27th this year. Its a fusion of Rock (The Black Keys) and Hip Hop (11 artists including Mos Def, Jim Jones, RZA, Nicole Wray, and more). Well he's doing a lot more these days and by 2010 I think we'll be seeing a lot more of him and what he's doing. His Brand, Creative Control, is "A cutting edge online content label based upon the fundamental idea of maintaining creative control over all content and production from programming to advertising. Providing a new alternative to television with its online viewing platform and engaging content to unite our demographic through our communication and coverage of cutting edge fashion, music, and art."

On the Creative Control website you can see a lot of what he's doing. He's also working with up coming artist and Brands like GFC, Curren$y, Stally and more. He was recently in a XXL magazine article where they briefly mention what he's up to and to expect more in 2010. XXL: "We’ve seen Dame with Jim Jones, helping to promote Capo’s Pray IV Reign; still, most folks didn’t expect the cocky executive to be back on top. But now, with a host of projects—including his new Blak Roc, Creative Control, 24 Hour Karate School, DD172 production compound—one has to wonder: is Dame on to something?"

I'll say whatever he's doing it's looking and sounding good to me so far. I hope he keeps doing what he's doing because I want to see more of it.
For now enjoy this Short film from Creative Control...

FRIDAY THE 13th: A NIGHT WITH THE COOL KIDS and MOS DEF from Creative Control on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pretty cool Video.. with some truth in it!!

Greedy Boy from flew on Vimeo.

Music Video of the Year

So Kanye is really racking up a lot of awards for 2009. I enjoyed this when I first watched it a few months back so i'm sharing it with you. This short film was directed by Spike Jonze. It's pretty cool though. About 10 mins long and gets pretty interesting towzrds the end. so Watch the whole thing. Enjoy!!

This was named on one of the Top 40 Music Videos of 2009 on

Sunday, December 13, 2009

From Mos Def's Ectsatic, Here The SuperMagic Video

The Visual Effects in this video make it seem like your taking a continuous still photo...and with the blurred out surrounding its kind of like your in a tunnel. Check it our yourself.... it's pretty cool.

MOS DEF "Supermagic" by: NABIL & Weirdcore from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Jam Sessions with Stalley in NYC

My boy Stalley posted this Jam Session last week on his Facebook Page. I just thought I'd share it with you. Enjoy!!

Stalley, Mos Def, Currensy


DD172 Sessions: Stalley, Currensy & Javelin Jam Session from GFCnewyork on Vimeo.

Creative Control TV

"Hoochie Coo"

The Video from the Album BlakRoc.... In Store Now!!

Go Mos!

Black Apple by GFC New York

I want to shout out my peeps at GFC. They are doing some big things. Keep it up!!

The Black Apple Memoirs: Entry 1 from GFCnewyork on Vimeo.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Lupe's Back!!!!!

Just found out Lupe Fiasco Dropped a new mixtape yesterday. It's called Enemy of the State.

Download "Enemy of the State" here

Lemar & Dauley X Mick Boogie: Le Da SOul Mixtape

Hey Guys... Important Drop happened this week!!!

My buddies at Lemar and Dauley and Mick Boogie Collaborated on a mixtape that is tributes to one of the Hottest groups in the 80's and 90's De La Soul. If you are a fan of this group, love artists like Talib Kweli, Camp Lo and a bunch of other dope artists then this Mixtape is for you.
And...Not only does this mixtape have old Skool artists, it has some new school artists as well like UNI, Tanya Morgan and more..

Download "Le Da Soul" Here

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tim Burton at the MOMA...

Here's some footage of Tim Burton talking about his works that have never been seen before. I want to check this exhibit out soon..

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Current TV: Features Mos Def in Japan

So I really like Mos Def, as an artist and actor and I think you should Check this out!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

The BlakRoc Documentary

"A documentary focusing on the making of the album 'BLAKROC', from conception to completion. 'BLAKROC' is a new music project spearheaded by Hip Hop mogul, Damon Dash, and the Akron, Ohio ,Rock/Blues duo, The Black Keys. The album was created on the spot, in the studio over the course of 11 days,and features the talent of 11 high profile artists including Mos Def, Rza, Raekwon, Pharoae Monch, Q-Tip, Jim Jones, and many more. The documentary follows the Black Keys on a musical discovery, in and out of the studio, collaborating with some of the most unique MC's in the game, blending the genres of Blues an Hip Hop, and creating a sound that has never been heard before. Written by Anonymous" - from IMDB

BLAKROC from Jonah Schwartz on Vimeo.

Download the Track "Hoochie Coo"

Photo by John Peets
Also Check out more on Jonah Schwartz Vimeo Page

Friday, November 6, 2009

"The 0Hundred Timepiece"

Check out this awesome watch the I came across. The piece was designed by Knot Design LLC.

In their own words, "The 0Hundred Timepiece harmonizes modern uniqueness with the appeal of vintage military masculinity. This design is inspired by the strong relation of shape in tandem with function. The polycarbonate lens further embraces this idea by 3 dimensionally framing the inner components."

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween A Blast at The Monster's Ball!

The Monster's Ball this past Saturday night was a Real Blast!! I was in attendance and I must say I had a fabulous time. Shout out to all the Brands that were a part of this event including Harriet's Alter Ego and The Brooklyn Circus. They sure know how to throw a party. I give this event an A+!!!

Here are some photos of me and some of the characters who came out:


Charlie Chaplin and the Office Space Guy

Gumby and a Bumble Bee

Charlie Chaplin and Super Woman

Edgar Allen Poe, Jeetz, Circus Woman, Charlie Chaplin

Check OUt more at The Brooklyn Circus website.

Monday, October 26, 2009

JBIII Live Performance

I peeped this performance from Jessie Boykins III after he tweeted it a while back. I've seen him perform live before and just being in the audience you can feel that powerful voice hit your soul. Anyways Check this out!!

Jesse Boykins III - Itis "Live" from Jesse Boykins III on Vimeo.

Mad Stalley: "The Autobiography"

Check out this impromptu Video production by Creative Control for Stalley's track "The Autobiography" off of his Mixtape MadStalley: The Autobiography. This is Stalley's first video and I'll say he's a natural. To show more support for Stalley or Hear more of his mixtape..... Visit his Myspace Page

The Autobiography from Creative Control on Vimeo.

Radar Watch!!

Check out this cool design watch by Bell & Ross. Here's a link to a bunch of other limited edition Watches by this Brand

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A3C Hip Hop Festval: Atlanta

The A3C Hip Hop Festival was this passed weekend (Oct 1st to 3rd) Many up coming artists took part.

Concept Watch: "Ora" by Alexandros Stasinopoulos

Check out this innovative Concept Watch Designed by Alexandros Stasinopoulos. Measuring hours with measuring tape... This is a unique concept that looks pretty Ravishing, I must say!!

Check Out more of his work at his HomePage

Time Flys and then it's October!!!

Man I can't believe I haven't posted in over a month. This is not pure slacking. I have been keeping up just haven't had time to peruse the web and post thing.

So flash back:

Jay-Z dropped his BluePrint 3 on Friday Sept. 11th.

He also had a benefit concert at MSG for Families of EMS and Firefighters. I caught some of it on Fuse... Very Good Concert with lots of Surprise Guests!!!

Kid Cudi Dropped his album as well. I had like 2 weeks to let it sink in. I enjoy it. Its very different and Abstract. Like something you can really mellow out to. I Definitely suggest you check it out.

My birthday passed this month September 15th. I had a good time with good friends. That's all for now though. I will not leave for so long again.

Catch you soon..

Flash Forward:
Upcoming Artist Stalley making a mark on Hip Hop!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Vote Cleveland's Rising Icon: Stalley is hosting a contest that will choose a Rising Icon in 11 different cities across the country. Former Rising Icons are:
* Kid Cudi
* Wale
* The Dream
* Melanie Fiona
* Keri Hilson
* Ryan Leslie
* Hal Linton
* Chrisette Michele

Vote for Stalley for Rising Icon in Cleveland.

Hailing from a state that hasn't seen a national championship in over 60 years, Stalley has always been adamant on bringing the title back home. Leaving to play Division 1 basketball in Michigan.... read more here.

Vote For Stalley

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Quote Today!!

"An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight. The truly wise person is colorblind." Albert Schweitzer

Monday, July 13, 2009

Stalley Live at SOB's

If you're in the city tomorrow night and are looking for a good show. Go to SOB's for a Live performance by Stalley. Other Artists who will be there are fellow GFC members... Mickey Factz Jade and FKi... Show Starts at 9PM!!!

Stay AFterward for STalley's Mixtape release Party!!!

Art Work By Lemar&Dauley

Monday, July 6, 2009

Ladies in Pink

I am writing this blog to shout out some Ladies that are really doing some positive things. These are the ladies of Avenue Pink. They are doing a lot to give back to the community and reach out to various artists and entrepreneurs like themselves to basically empower the youth. Here is an interview they did with Fonzworth Bentley that I feel is worth listening to. These Ladies have come a long way and worked hard to get where they are. I wish them much luck in the future and hope they continue to do good things.

Shout out to Lande of Avenue Pink!!!

For more info about Avenue pink Visit their Website
Also Tune in on Monday nights at 10 to their live internet Radio Show

Friday, July 3, 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

DOPE Pool House In Connecticut

This structure is located in Wilton, CT and is was completed in 2007 by Hariri & Hariri Architecture. This is a 1200 square feet structure which was designed as a minimalist sculpture. It is part of a 3.5 acre property in Connecticut.


Kanye's LV Sneaker Collection

I'm feeling the collection COMPLETELY. There are some collections where you don't really feel all the colorways and designs. BUT this one is Rockin' I know you'll feel it too!!