I was just in San Diego again and I had the honor of tattooing one of my oldest friends, Who happens to be a world class chef. Rob Ruiz is his name and I owe a lot to him, his friendship has helped mold me into the man I am today, so like I said it was a great honor. He is head chef at a sushi restaurant called Harney Sushi in Oceanside, California, Rob is one of the hardest working people I know and well on his way to becoming a household name.
DETROIT, MI – Rapper Rakim will celebrate the 25th anniversary of platinum album, “Paid in Full,” with a show Oct. 27 at Detroit’s Masonic Temple.
“Paid in Full,” which Rakim produced with then-partner Eric B., was ranked number 227 of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time according to Rolling Stone Magazine and was named the Greatest Hip Hop Album of All Time by MTV. (more…)
My friend Evan Dennis directed this new Chris Richardson video “Joy and Pain” featuring Tyga and yours truly…for Cash Money records. Its always good to see my man Evan Dennis in action, he has a real knack for the director bit and a strong vision when it comes to his work…I don’t listen to a lot of R&B these days but Chris is a real stand up guy and that made me appreciate his singing ability even more… enjoy the video and my cameo ! Also its a must that you check out this Ny Adorned video Evan did called “Tradition”
My good friend turned me on to this show “Breaking Bad” and much like any great show you watch enough, you become somewhat invested in the characters that play roles in the show…So in this case it was funny/cool to see Jay Leno pull these old clips of Aaron Paul aka “Pinkman” on a old Price is Right. Also I just tattooed a “Hiesnberg” on a few of my friends who really love the show including Dave Navarro and Toby Morse.
Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.
As a young kid I would go to the library and rent tapes and copy them, among these tapes was Bob Marley and the Wailers, more precisely “Legend” I’ll never forget that time period in my life listening to that tape, and from that time on Bob Marley and his music left a lasting impression in my heart. (I have some old portraits of Bob I drew back then somewhere) A couple of friends brought me to see this newly released documentary “Marley” and I was so pleasantly surprised on how good it was. Go see this film if you get a chance, its a bit long being just under 2 and a half hours, but it does not drag.
Here is a throwback picture of me tattooing my friend from LA, 2MEX. Alex aka 2MEX is a LA underground hip hop legend. With over 20 years in the hip hop game, 2MEX is a force to be reckoned with. Some of his most known affiliates include; The Visionaries, Of Mexican Decent, Sungodsun, Afterlife, The Shapeshifters, and the Look Daggers to name a few. 2MEX and my dear friend Courtney aka Existstereo payed me a visit that day while on tour, and that was a nice surprise. I truly am blessed with some great friends. Much respect Alex.