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.
Growing up in Southern California, you knew about Tribal Gear if you had any connection with the Southern California street culture at all…because they were all over it …I have been very blessed over the years to build a friendship with Mr Ruiz that I am very honored by and proud of…So seeing people like Bobby Hundreds who has a popular, growing, and successful street brand, going to San Diego and paying respect publicly to Bobby at Tribal is very cool to see. I love when my friends and good people get the credit and the respect they deserve. (more…)
“2 Kings” is Rick Ross latest single from his new album “God forgives, I dont” …The Video is very cool…I especially like the old Dr Dre footage…I cant say I love the bars they spit…because they have all spit much better…and it doesn’t sit right with me that Rick Ross is in this context as if he has anywhere near the history or credibility of Jay or Dre…dont get me wrong I like Ross but he is not OG …But good for Ross having Dre and Jay co sign him… Ross is dope but still more on a catchy rap pop star kind of way… Jay-Z and Dr Dre are real kings in the rap game. Proven
Brixton come out of my hometown of Oceanside,California. Originally just hats I think, but now they went on to make some other great clothes and accessories. Knowing the guys involved makes me extra proud of them and how far they have come, they are stand up guys with class. I wish them continuous growth and success with Brixton and whatever other endeavors they involve themselves with. Here is a little video of their 2012 fall collection that I found on Hypebeast. (There is a few shots of my favorite surf spot growing up, south side Oceanside pier)
All the best to Dave and Pete and the rest of the good people at Brixton,
Some good west coast hip hop right here, King Fantastic did a great job with this joint and Kristina Rose killed it. A great video and song, a genius idea, white girl mouthing the words,amazing. Much better video then a bunch of dudes driving rented Bentleys waving stacks of money. west up.
*There is some nudity and cursing, don’t watch or listen if that sort of thing offends you < Thats you mom. I personally like women, hip hop, and am not bothered by cursing, obviously.
La Coka Nostra
Founded in late 2005 with no intention to record an album, La Coka Nostra was more a loose collective of artists connected through Danny Boy than a group. Having taken time off from rap after the break-up of House of Pain, Danny Boy took to working in video production and fashion as well as mentoring other artists. He met Slaine in Boston and, impressed with his writing, brought him to L.A. to record some tracks. Eventually it turned into more of a group effort including the former members of House of Pain and Ill Bill, as well as associates from Psycho Realm, Special Teamz and others. It was not until early 2006 that the current line up solidified, plans to release an album were first voiced later the same year…
I must have heard this at least ten years ago, I feel the messages every time I listen. It may be old but the message is very pertinent. Play this for your kids, play this for yourself.
”Don’t worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blind side you at 4 PM on some idle Tuesday.”