Sunday, November 29, 2009

Gucci Launches "Snowman in Africa" Charity Collection for UNICEF [GOOD CAUSE]


I was recently speaking to a good friend of mine, Rayiwa, about the concept of the luxury world helping the developing world...specifically Hennessy and the LVMH conglomerate (not actually a social project...yet!)...although the tone of the conversation was comical, it's cool to see exploitation of capitalism for social good. Though the name "Snowman in Africa" does lend itself to the idea that Young Jeezy is involved...and if you follow Jeezy, you know he's no fan of Gucci...


GUCCI CREATIVE DIRECTOR FRIDA GIANNINI COLLABORATES WITH AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR MICHAEL ROBERTS FOR 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF GUCCI CAMPAIGN TO BENEFIT UNICEF

Gucci is pleased to announce details of its 5th anniversary Gucci Campaign to Benefit UNICEF. As in the past, this year’s initiative centers around the holiday period promotion of an original collection of items designed by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini to be exclusively sold in over 200 Gucci stores worldwide and on Gucci.com.

For the 2009 Gucci Campaign to Benefit UNICEF, Frida Giannini has commissioned acclaimed author and illustrator Michael Roberts to create a sequel to his highly successful children's book, Snowman in Paradise, which was published in 2004. The new book, titled Snowman in Africa, will be exclusively on sale in Gucci stores and on Gucci.com from November 16-December 31, 2009. Gucci will donate 100% of the retail price of the book to UNICEF.

via Gucci

Kevin Smith Defends "Twilight" [VIDEO]



I'd have to concur...and laugh.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Lupe Fiasco - Enemy of the State: A Love Story [MIXTAPE]


Arguably the best rapper alive...

DOWNLOAD: HERE, HERE or HERE

via Lupend

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Is the Catholic church a force for good in the world? [THOUGHT]



I stumbled upon http://www.intelligencesquared.com/ and sifted through the many videos of debates they have on the site. This one in particular was very interesting, and is testament to their slogan "cool analysis of hot topics". I am looking forward to upcoming debates some of which are the topics listed in the image above...Everything a man does he does to get laid? Interesting, anyway check the debate on the Catholic church here. Speaking for the motion, Archbishop John Onaiyekan and Ann Widdecombe MP. Speaking against the motion, Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry.

Hermès x Leica M7 [GADGETS]

I'm still looking for a Canon G10, but my inner Birdman would skip all of that for this joint in a birdcall! However, at $15,000 a pop/shot you could buy yourself a Hyundai...or not, like one HypeBeast commentor pointed out...and another criticized LOL.


The M7 Edition Hermes sees the classic M7 35mm camera get a silver chrome finish and a choice of either orange or etoupe calfskin leather. On top of that, your purchase includes a Leica SUMMILUX-M 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH wide-angle lens, a matching classic round lens hood, a LEICAVIT M rapid winder and a leather carrying strap, and will arrive at your doorstep in a linen-covered, silk-lined box. But you'd better jump now, 'cos only 100 of each color will be produced. Available in the UK this December from authorized Leica dealers and at the Mayfair Leica Store for a mere £8,550 (about $14,250). PR after the break.

HB by way of Engadget

Agent Provocateur's "Heloise" Corset [FTL]

This is "For The Ladies" however, It would going without saying of that it would be for the ladies of the "baddest" variety...Jen? Cherry? Merry Christmas x Happy Valentines Day!

The "Heloise" underwire halter neck corset is part of Agent Provocateur's kinky new lingerie collection, Soirée. It's made of black ribbed duchess satin and lined in soft black leather, with a deep plunge neckline and hand-embellished biker studs. À la Scarlett O'Hara, this corset really will pull in the waist. The hips are "emphasized" (I'll say) with 2-inch metal spikes -- back view below. Not for the fainthearted or shy, or one who wishes to snuggle. $4,900


via Luxist

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Consequence feat. Kanye West, Common, KiD CuDi, Big Sean & John Legend - Whatever U Want (G.O.O.D. Music Remix) [MUSIC]

When I circle the block hop in, me and you and your friends it's a win win win!


via Nah Right

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Clipse feat. Cam'ron - Popular Demand Popeyes [VIDEO]



"...such a scary thing to hear the soul sing Geronimo."

Friday, November 13, 2009

A go&d™ Friday Classic!


BET Uncut Edition. "No Panties On The Dancefloor"
Remember this!!?
Spotted over at Va$hti's blog

Kid Sister x Flosstradamus At Webster Hall NYC [EVENTS]

Will anyone be in NYC on the 27th that's up for some mayhem? More info here.

Related News: Kid Sister - Right Hand Hi [VIDEO] aka my shit!!!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Laugh Out Wednesday! [VIDEO]



You may need to be seasoned in the seductive art of patois to really find this funny...if you are, I'm sure you'll be rolling!

Thinking of an R.Kelly Remix called "When A Little Jamaican Woman Is Fed Up"...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sheneneh Jenkins & Wanda Reid Star in "Skank Robbers" [MOVIES]


This psuedo trailer premiered at the BET Awards this past summer, and do to the response it has received looks like hollywood is moving full steam ahead with this joint! I await more...

Wanda: ...I'm with child.
Sheneneh: Who the dadddy?
Wanda: I think it's Chris Brown...met him on a video shoot. I know its his cause' it keep kicking me!

LOL spotted at Cinematical

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Rihanna - Wait Your Turn (Wait Is Ova) [MUSIC]


"I pitch with a grenade, swing away if your feeling brave..."

WATCH: Rihanna - Wait Your Turn (Wait is Ova)

DOWNLOAD: Rihanna - Wait Your Turn (Wait is Ova)

The album Rated R in stores November 23rd.

The Cleveland Show Returns Tonight! [TELEVISION]


After a few weekends on hiatus due to the World Series, THE CLEVELAND SHOW returns with "Cleveland Jr. Cherry Bomb" Episode 5 today (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. In other big television news, Mad Men season finale tonight as well!

Synopsis: THE CLEVELAND SHOW "Cleveland Jr. Cherry Bomb" Episode 5 - When Cleveland has “the talk” with Roberta, it scares Cleveland Jr. into taking a vow of chastity, but his sworn celibacy may not be all he had hoped for when he overhears Cleveland making fun of him. Meanwhile, Rallo shows an interest in attending church in the all-new “Cleveland Jr.Cherry Bomb” episode of THE CLEVELAND SHOW airing Sunday, Nov. 8 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Voice Cast: Mike Henry as Cleveland Brown/Teenage Cleveland and Rallo Tubbs; Sanaa Lathan as Donna Tubbs/Teenage Donna; Kevin Michael Richardson as Cleveland Jr. and Lester; Nia Long as Roberta Tubbs; Seth MacFarlane as Tim

Guest Voice Cast: Jason Sudeikis as Holt and Terry; Arianna Huffington as Arianna; Jamie Kennedy as Federline Jones

via Daemon's TV

Robin Thicke ft. Jay-Z - Meiplé [MUSIC]


Me I Play...Tuxedos and jet ski's babe.


Previously: Robin Thicke ft. Nicki Minaj - Shakin It For Daddy

via Nah Right

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Hip Hop Halloween [PHOTOS]

Questlove as Kunte Kinte

Bow Wow as Emmanuel Lewis

Asher Roth as Gollum

Fabolous as Prince Akeem

Usher as Sammy Davis Jr.

Trick Daddy as Chewbacca

Rick Ross as Rerun

Ludacris as Lionel Richie

Jermaine Dupri as Lou Rawls

Diddy as Conway Ditty
Jay-Z as Jon Bon Jovi (Hovi)

LOOOOOOL

via DJ D-Nice

Friday, November 6, 2009

Navy Sealz featt. Styles P - Back For More [VIDEO]



Jungle city! My other block...shouts to Navy Sealz and the entire Hustlemann conglomerate! You see Styles in the LL's Die Enormous Tee!? Shouts to Bryan E.

Stephen Wiltshire's True To Scale NYC's Skyline From Memory [ART]



WOW.
This astonishing 18ft drawing of the world’s most famous skyline was created by autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire after he spent just 20 minutes in a helicopter gazing at the panorama.

The unbelievably intricate picture was drawn at Brooklyn’s prestigious Pratt Institute from Stephen’s memory, with details of every building sketched in to scale.

Landmarks including the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building can be seen towering above smaller buildings after just three days in his spellbinding creation.


Read more: DailyMail

A go&d™ Friday Classic!



Jully Black featuring Saukrates - Rallyin

Mary Jane's Relaxing Soda [BEVERAGES]


Mary Jane's Relaxing Soda ($30/12-pack) is an all natural soft drink beverage that contains a blend of Kava Extract and Passionflower. These herbs are known for their powerful relaxation and calming effects similar to the effects of smoking marijuana sans any physical/mental impairment and hunger pangs. Marketed to be the perfect potion for stressful situations, when you need to relax, but still need the ability to function such as long days, first dates, road rage, job interview, lousy girlfriends, long trips, public speaking etc.

Kings of Leon x Surface To Air [FASHION]




Kings of Leon has decided to use somebody (yeah...sue me) to help usher them into the fashion world. That somebody is Surface to Air, for which the colloboration has brought about a collection of flannel, leather, and denim pieces that seems to fit just right the Tennessee band's brand. The family of musicians -- the band consists of three brothers and their cousin -- is teaming with Paris-based creative collective to create a limited-edition collection that will retail exclusively at uber-chic Copenhagen boutique Paris Texas.

via BlackBook

Galactic Suite Space Resort To Open In 2012 [TRAVEL]


I am pretty certain this is where Lil' Wayne lives...

Will space tourism stays be possible in just a couple of years? A Spanish company has said that their Galactic Suite Space Resort orbiting hotel will open in 2012. The company is offering a three-night stay for €3 million. It sounds exorbitant but that price does include an eight-week training course on a tropical island and the travel on a rocket to reach the hotel which will float 280 miles above the earth. The company says that they already have 43 reservations.

The Independent reports that "an anonymous billionaire space enthusiast" has given the company more than €2 billion to finance the hotel. The hotel will rotate the earth 15 times per day offering a trip around the world in just 80 minutes. The modular space habitat willl be built around a central docking platform. Each pod has a window at the base and tourists will be experiencing weightlessness during their stay.


via Luxist

American Apparel Bedding [BOUDOIR]

The sexiest ad campaign for bedding I've ever seen. Plus I get to sleep in the hippest way possible! American Apparel Bedding ($20-$56) is made of the same ultra-soft Fine Jersey that is used to make their classic tees.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Gucci Mane Feat. Usher - Spotlight [VIDEO]



That's Eddie Murphy's daughter!!??

Robin Thicke Feat. Nicki Minaj "Shakin It For Daddy" [MUSIC]

Hmm...

50 Cent & Beanie vs Jay-Z [BEEF]

What's hip hop without beef? A veggie burger!



via Nah Right

Winstein Beer x Wine Mug [COOL]

Drink your pinot grigio like a man!

$19.99 via Perpetual Kid

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Laugh Out Wednesday! [VIDEO]


Like oh boy I wish my dog wasn't sick...lol

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

'The Wire' ...Will Be A Class at Havard University [POP CULTURE]



An ivy league series...given the intricacies, and complexities of the show I am not as surprised to learn this news. I was explaining the concept of the show to a friend of mine last night, and in doing so it had dawned on me on just how deep the sociopolitical concepts were. Check this interview with the shows creator, David Simon, did with Bill Moyers a little while back here.


THE Wire," HBO's gritty series about life in the Baltimore ghetto, is about to become a course at Harvard.

The announcement came at a panel discussion at the school featuring several of the show's stars, according to the Harvard student newspaper, The Crimson.

Read the whole story: nypost.com



Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young [MUSIC]


In stores and on iTunes today. The album is simply brilliant, and the lead single "11th Dimension" is my new theme song!

Monday, November 2, 2009

50 Cent ft. Ne-Yo - Baby By Me (Starring Kelly Rowland) [VIDEO]



I love me some Kelly Rowland!

RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 [GADGETS]


I'm bold...shorty is Sidekick.

AT&T, Rogers and T-Mobile have announced they will be carrying the Bold 9700 in the weeks ahead. AT&T and T-Mobile’s 9700 will go for $199.99 after a $100 MIR on 2-year deals while Rogers will be asking for $299.99 on a 3-year contract with a monthly minimum voice and data plan of $45. Bell and TELUS have yet to come forward with pricing but have confirmed they will be carrying the device.

SPECS:
  • BlackBerry OS 5.0
  • 624MHz CPU
  • 256MB flash memory and support for microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Quad-band UMTS/HSDPA (800/850/1900/2100 MHz) or tri-band UMTS/HSDPA (900/1700/2100 MHz)
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g with UMA support (carrier dependent)
  • A-GPS
  • 2.44″ HVGA+ display
  • 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • Optical trackpad
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP/AVCRP
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • 6 hours of talk time and 17 days of standby (3G)
  • 109mm x 60mm x 14.1mm, 122g


via BGR

Where The Dirty Hipsters Are (Wild Things Spoof) [VIDEO]


From director Spike Jonze comes the indie retelling of the children's classic "Where the Wild Things Are" - but with Wild Things even scarier: HIPSTERS.

When Max ventures into his imagination after being sent to bed with out dinner - he enters a world so relentless - He quickly realizes that he's truly better off at home.