Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Cutest Goldfish Funeral Ever.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Dammit man! Flushing 2 goldfish in 2 weeks ... Maya is a G! Salute this very adorable miniature woman. Now, go and pour out a little Hi-C and/or Capri Sun juice for the fallen fishies.

LiveStyle Follower x Video Model Shelly Rio Vs. Kim Wilson = The Official After Party Best Body Showdown (Cousins Bracket).

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Yes, Kim Wilson is finer than frog hair split 3-ways, but, Y.O.U. already know how I'm gonna have to rule on this decision - Shelly Rio all the way baby! Hey, that's what friends are for.

Chris Hansen Dateline NBC: To Catch A Predator Highlights: Because Catching Perverts On Camera Is Funny!

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: It is no secret that, while I imbibe most of my daily political news dosage from the MSNBC spigot, I am highly critical of their lack of real weekend programming. That being said, few things are as thoroughly enjoyable on a slow motion Sunday than the Dateline NBC: To Catch A Predator marathon! Y.O.U. know that Y.O.U. like it! LOL. This is crime fighting fun @ it's finest my friends. What's good?

Sugababz/All Access DVD Trailer.

NEW MUSIC: French Montana Ft. Jadakiss - New York Minute (Dirty)(CDQ)(NO DJ)

Streaming Audio/Download Link:  french montana ft. jadakiss - new york minute (dirty)(cdq)(no dj)

The Aston Martin x Hackett Le Mans Collection = Cooler Than The Fonz On The Autobahn.

"This is a big year for both famed British auto marque Aston Martin and one of our favorite brands, classic London-based men's clothing company Hackett, official partner of the GT1 works Aston Martin Racing team. In June Aston Martin aims to win this year's Le Mans race outright, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of racing legend Carroll Shelby's stunning overall victory at Le Mans in an Aston Martin DBR1, with its incredible new LMP1 racecars. Hackett provides official Aston Martin Racing Team clothing and sells a range of licensed apparel and accessories, including the super-stylish Hackett Aston Martin Racing Moto Plan biker style jacket (above) for £300.00, bearing the number 59 for Shelby's 1959 victory.

Hackett, founded in 1979, is a classic British clothing and accessories brand which "caters for the head to toe needs of men of all ages who wish to dress stylishly and to whom quality is more important than the vagaries of fashion." The brand takes its inspiration from the traditions of British dress without being old fashioned and as such its products are "evolutionary rather than revolutionary." As founder Jeremy Hackett says, "our clothes wear in not out". In addition to a total of 29 shops across the UK, Spain and France, Hackett is now represented in 15 European countries, Hong Kong and Dubai.

The Le Mans race "epitomizes the true values of racing; endurance mixed with the thrill of speed and a certain savoir faire," Hackett notes. The two Aston Martin Racing LMP1 cars vying for victory this year will sport the iconic Gulf colors of light blue and orange, colors with a fine tradition at Le Mans as well as being immortalized by Steve McQueen in the famous film Le Mans. In addition to Aston Martin, Hackett also sponsors the London Rowing Club and the British Army Polo Team.

Jeremy Hackett> is also known as "Mr. Classic," the title of his regular column for the London Independent on Sunday, which airs his witty, incisive views and observations on fashion and style. In 2007 he published a compilation of his columns accompanied by lavishly photographed style tableaux. Mr. Classic the book is a must-have for any man who takes sartorial matters seriously. As the publishers describe it, Hackett "takes us on a Grand Tour of an appealing world of Bentleys and polo, bicycles and picnics, bow ties and Sussex Spaniels, top hats and bespoke luggage." That's the world The Classicist wants to get lost in, no doubt."

Information Courtesy Of: Luxist.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Allow me to take a brief jaunt down "Memory Lane" and namedrop a few crumbs along the trail for Y.O.U. to follow ... lol. During my fantastically underpaid, yet, incredibly significant internship @ Roc-A-Fella Records (back when the "Roc" was a mere pebble and everybody was still friends), I vividly remember when the already-rapping-about-the-trappings-of-life-in-the-highest-of-tax-brackets Jay-Z pulled up to the label's new offices on 5th Avenue and 16th Street in Manhattan in his fresh-off-of-the-lot Platinum Range Rover 4.6. This purchase only further legitimized his luxurious lyrics and, well, it was just a pretty damn awesome truck too!

A still young Hov opened the doors and let us peek around his latest talk-of-the-town ride and, while it was indeed platinum painted perfection, I was stoked that the dealer gave him an official "Land Rover/Range Rover" hat as a keepsake to go along with his new set of wheels. I know, Y.O.U. drop 30-40 grand more than what a pauper could scrap together for the Range Rover 4.0 model and the car dealer gives Y.O.U. a new cap like, "cocksucker, beat it!" ... lol. I don't really know why I was impressed.

Anyway, I have always admired the confluence of tasteful style with a hint of non-traditional sports marketing when it comes to clothes. Like, the Prada America's Cup sneakers where the "bees-knees" before they got whored out and their patent leather lost much of it's luster ... lol. However, that collaboration was a good 1, much like this designer duet between iconic affluent automobile maker Aston Martin and "Mr. Classic" himself, Jeremy Hackett.

The Hackett brand's commitment to enduring style, unwavered by the tacky whims of mass fashion frenzy, speaks to me personally and is a harmonious partner in this Livestyle chorus of cool.

Now, am I currently in the market to cop a new 2009 Aston Martin Vantage? Ummmmmmmm, no. Am I in the market to cop 1 of these Aston Martin and Hackett Le Mans Collection pieces (NOTE: Preferably the racing rugby)? Yes. Holla @ ya boy in BK!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Lebron James 60 Minutes Interview @ CBSNews.Com (Full Segment)

The Reissue Of The 1991 O.G. Classic A.frican A.merican C.ollegiate A.lliance Hoodies Collection = Black To The Future!

Available Online Here: AACAclothing.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Whilst my role as the preeminent corner store couture cognoscenti of record means that I must remain on the cutting edge of good style, because I often set my sights so high, I occasionally miss out on some valuable items that 1 would not find in some stuffy ass boutique. Not to worry, these very limited lapses in aerial awareness (IE: knowing about "fly" shit ... lol) are nothing that a walk down Fulton Street in Brooklyn or, in this case, a run up to 145th Street in Washington Heights won't cure homie.

It was only last week when I was fawning over the A.frican A.merican C.olligiate A.lliance sweatshirt that Fat Joe was rocking in his video tour of The Bronx and, now, thanks to my brother-from-another-mother, Mandalay Jay, I have been armed with the necessary knowledge to go to war! LOL. Seriously, Y.O.U. have no idea how long I scoured eBay searching for 1 of these O.G. Black College joints. Be clear: In the early 1990's, for everybody from superstars such as Bobby Brown in the video for his single "Humpin' Around" and Martin Lawrence on his legendary self-titled sitcom to simply anybody on the streets in possession of a strong diddy bop and a few dollars to drop, these were the official choice hoodies in the hood and they were everywhere!

The evidence is mounting my friends. The Livestyle wavelength is strong; strong enough for somebody to pick up on my nostalgic energy and reissue these classic gems just in time for Spring/Summer 2009. Even though they have yet to re-release the Grambling State or the über rare and much sought after Malcolm X College hoodies, the AACA Collection is still, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that deal. Cop 1 online OR go to your local hood emporium and haggle the price down some ... either way, get Y.O.U. 1 ASAP before they go the way of bootleg "Snowman" t-shirts and get raped and pillaged by the suckers ... lol. ACT NOW!


You're welcome. You're ALL welcome!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Show Girlz Magazine Presents: Nadia Dawn "Blue Clouds" (Directed By Keith Morton)

SparkTube Ep. 1 (Starring M.A.F. Ragazino x Mercy Of The Freshmen)

SparkTube - Episode 1 from SparkPlug Studio on Vimeo.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: This is how the blog business is supposed to work! Shout out to the homie Spark @ Sparkplugblog.Com - do it like you're doing it for T.V. my nig.

Behind The Scenes: Jessenia Vice @ DynastyTV.Com

Max B x French Montana Respond To Jim Jones's "Frienemies" Diss Track @ Musicbrokerz.Com (Young Chris Cameo)

Young Jeezy - Don't Do it.

The Brunch Bunch Pt. 28

Reverend T.D. Jakes Approved.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Thank Y.O.U. For Keeping Drugs Illegal America ... Sincerely, The World's Richest Drug Dealer.

"Mexican Drug Lord Officially Thanks American Lawmakers for Keeping Drugs Illegal

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera reported head of the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico, ranked 701st on Forbes' yearly report of the wealthiest men alive, and worth an estimated $1 billion, today officially thanked United States politicians for making sure that drugs remain illegal. According to one of his closest confidants, he said, "I couldn't have gotten so stinking rich without George Bush, George Bush Jr., Ronald Reagan, even El Presidente Obama, none of them have the cajones to stand up to all the big money that wants to keep this stuff illegal. From the bottom of my heart, I want to say, Gracias amigos, I owe my whole empire to you."

According to sources in the Mexican government, President Calderone is begging American officials to, in the words of reggae great Peter Tosh, legalize it. "Oh yeah," said an official close to the Mexican president, "Felipe is going crazy. He's screaming at everybody who comes in, 'Why don't they make this sh*t legal already! You're killing me here!' Look, everyone knows, when you have Prohibition, you create gangsters. And the more you prohibit, the more gangsters you make. El Chapo is hero now to all those slumdogs who want to be millionaires. Kids in the street, when they play games, they all want to be El Chapo, the baddest man in the whole damn town."

Meanwhile, many speculate that rich and prominent Mexican families are in cahoots with American businessmen in the alcohol industry, wealthy industrialists who launder the unprecedented profits from the drug business with their legitimate enterprises, and lawmakers who get gigantic kickbacks and payoffs to make sure that these drugs remain illegal, so they can remain rich, fat and happy. According to sources on both sides of the border, tens of millions of dollars in payoffs and kickbacks are stashed in Swiss banks every year, blood money from the brutal business made possible by a corrupt system supported by laws that don't, and have never, worked.

Rather than putting El Chapo and his kind out of business by modernizing outdated laws and in the process making billions of dollars from taxing drugs (as is done with cigarettes and alcohol), United States government has spent hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars chasing its tail, and offered a $5 million reward for the capture of El Chapo. Many have said that the offer is unofficially: Dead or Alive.

Meanwhile, as an epidemic of murderous violence rages on the Mexican-US border, and the American government wastes boatloads of badly needed money on the illegal drug business which results from the Prohibition laws, El Chapo is laughing all the way to the bank. "Whoever came up with this whole War on Drugs," one of his lieutenants reports he said, "I would like to kiss him on the lips and shake his hand and buy him dinner with caviar and champagne. The War on Drugs is the greatest thing that ever happened to me, and the day they decide to end that war, will be a sad one for me and all of my closest friends. And if you don't believe me, ask those guys whose heads showed up in the ice chests."

Information Courtesy Of: Huffingtonpost.Com


T.G.I.F. Fatty: Late Afternoon LaStarya 3-For-1.




Rick Ross - Valley Of Death (50 Cent Diss)

A.R.C. x Adidas Originals Stan Smith 80's = O.G. Cool Breeze.

"Another release from Adidas Originals features the classic 80’s Stan Smith sneakers done up by New York based Alife Rivington Club (A.R.C.). And you thought St. Patrick’s day was over. Wrong. Available here."

Information Courtesy Of: Limitedhype.Com

Available Online Here: Colette.Fr

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: As previously discussed @ length in the pages of Livestyle, upon my breakthrough realization and acceptance of the fact that Nike Air Force 1 sneakers are considerably overpriced and, to add insult to cash reducing injury, are only really good for 1-3 wears, I reenlisted the talents of the venerable vintage footwear Adidas Stan Smith model as my casual sneaker of choice and I have never looked back.

Named after former pro-tennis star Stan Smith, this early marquee match up of professional athlete and major international sporting goods company gave birth to this classic model waaaaaaaaaay back in 1971.

Now, their have been some good and not-so-good interpretations of the Stan Smith model over the years; my favorites being those that remain true to it's elementary style components and functionality that give these kicks play from grass courts to clay hombre.

That having been said, the brain trust over @ A.life R.ivington C.lub did the right thing as opposed to the bright thing and gave these 1st releases from the "3Way Consortium" collection limited edition A.R.C. x Adidas Stan Smith 80's the once over without O.D.'ing on the bells and whistles ... lol. Clean and mean. Good shit.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

It's 6AM In Paris x Pharrell Really Wants His Mickey D's "Royale With Cheese".

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Shame on Y.O.U. for not immediately recalling where the brilliant "Royale With Cheese" reference in the title of this post comes from. This is Livestyle and, if Y.O.U. intend to fully participate in this realm, you've gotta step your random knowledge game up ... pronto uomo.

The BlackBerry® Niagara™ 9360 = The Extra Bold™ x The Beautiful.

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"BlackBerry 9630 Review: Part 1
Posted by The Boy Genius on Mar 24, 2009 1:23 pm

We’ve been playing with it non-stop all weekend. We’ve tastelessly shown it off with a dash of hood on video. But the review is now finally ready. We decided to split this into two parts, one now and one right before launch. That way no one will see things that aren’t final and vice-versa. It will also be a nice way to keep track of what’s changed/been modified. We’ll also do something new here… if you have any questions, drop them in the comments and we’ll edit the post and answer them in the Q&A section of the review!


You can literally think of the BlackBerry 9630 as a BlackBerry Storm with a QWERTY keyboard. It’s that exact. From the cell radios (quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, single band UMTS/HSDPA, 1X/EVDO) to even the layout of the keys on the side, it’s almost identical. It definitely follows RIM’s styling cues from the Curve 8900 and obviously the Storm as well. This will be tough for people contemplating switching to Verizon because it offers 90% of what every BlackBerry user has dreamed and it’s on the nation’s best network.

You know where we’re going here, don’t you? Wi-Fi. Verizon told us they really looked forward to releasing BlackBerry devices with Wi-Fi, blah, blah, blah. Cutting it short, as you all know, the 9630 doesn’t have Wi-Fi. There were rumors of pre-release devices floating around with Wi-Fi, and that obviously clears up any “technical” limitations (seriously, do you honestly think “we can’t fit it on the circuit board” is an excuse anymore?. This blunder is on Verizon’s shoulders, RIM, we excuse you this time.

Listen, we’re not going to really dive into it as our thoughts on this are pretty well documented, but, is it so difficult to stop being little bitches and just let people jam out with their Wi-Fi? We really don’t understand the difficulty, not one bit, and we’d love it if someone could fill us in and make things clearer. It’s just crap all around and it’s really frustrating that the perfect phone on the perfect network has a glaring hole in it.

Sorry, friends. No Wi-Fi on this one.


Voice calling is an important part of any phone (duh), and it’s a combination of hardware and software. As far as the hardware portion goes, this is probably the best phone we’ve ever used. Yeah, seriously. The speakerphone is absolutely off the ringer. It is just insane how loud and clear it is. We’re not talking about phone performance like holding onto calls, and all that, just connecting the call and having a conversation. And in that area, both the ear speaker and speakerphone excel beyond almost any other phone, ever. Add in Verizon’s network and you’ve got one bad ass piece of machinery.

This is a tried and true BlackBerry — you know by now — everything is logically arranged and organized as far as the phone goes.


The BlackBerry 9630 uses the same battery as the BlackBerry Curve 8900 and BlackBerry Storm; a 1400mAh cell. Since we’re not running this on Verizon at the moment and the software isn’t final (read: not close), take these results pretty lightly, ok?
4 hours of talk time
3 hours of video playback
8 hours of music playback
18 hours of light email, messenger, SMS, browsing


The screen on the 9630 looks great. It really looks like a plasma display with a glass lens over it. Colors are rich, sharp, and images are crisp. One thing we don’t like is the bezel around the screen. The Bold and 8900 LCD basically goes right up against the outer case of the handsets, yet with the 9630, there’s a black bezel around the LCD. We would have loved for the screen to be a tiny bit bigger because as it is, the Bold is still reigning champion of BlackBerry screens, if only for size alone.

In terms of resolution, you’re looking at the same res at the 8900 and Storm, 480×360.


As you’ll read below, the keyboard is also a mash-up of the Bold and the Curve 8900 as is the size of the phone. It’s just right. We have to give credit where credit is due, and RIM still knows how to bang out some of the most perfected and usable keyboards on the planet. The keys are a smaller version of the Bold’s with a bit more click like the 8900. Since the Bold is as wide as a boat, the keyboard could afford to be laid out extra roomy. On the 9630, however, things are smaller obviously. This isn’t a problem for the keyboard for the most part, but one annoying thing is keys on the edge. What we mean is that the curved shape of the key is flush with the actual outer case of the device, and if you don’t hit the key precisely on the right spot, you’ll end up typing on the chrome bezel.

One other huge negative is the placement of the back button. We’re not sure why it’s so close together (well, we are) but we wish there was another way of working that out. On countless occasions we’ve hit the back button while pressing in the trackball."

Read The Full Story Here: Boygeniusreport.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: I think that I am truly beginning to hate Verizon. I know, I know, "hate" is a very strong word, however, my acrimony towards this asshole of a company is not unwarranted people.

No, I don't "hate" Verizon because of their current FiOS campaign that now has all kinds of uninvited schucksters and solicitors knocking @ my door with a relentlessness only rivaled by that of the most fervent Jehovah's Witnesses.

No, my "beef" with Verizon (more accurately Verizon Wireless) is borne from the fact I once had Verizon cellphone service and that after dropping them like 3rd period French specifically because they never had the cool new phones they have now, out of nowhere, catapulted to the fuckin' front of the line for BlackBerry® brand's last 2 releases. What the fuck!?

I mean, 1st came the highly anticipated and oft delayed BlackBerry® Bold™ and, now, they're about to drop the brand new BlackBerry® Niagara™ 9630! Really? Now, all of a sudden, AT&T is playing 2nd fiddle to these dipshits?

The BlackBerry® Niagara™ 9630 appears to have all of the punch of the BlackBerry® Bold™ model, but has a more streamlined silhouette making it noticeably more compact. Word online is that this bad boy should be dropping this May 2009, but, don't hold your breath yall. LOL. Technology is moving soooooooooooooooo fast! Message To AT&T: Don't drop the track ball on this!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Show Girlz Magazine Presents: Suelyn Starring In "Rooftop Shower" x "Friday Nights" (Both Directed By Keith Morton)



YSL Spring/Summer 2009 Collection Crewneck T-Shirts = flY. aS. helL.

Available Online @ YSL.Com AND Bluefly.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: For those of Y.O.U. uninitiated in the not-so-secret-yet-intensely-guarded-and-snobbish world of fashion design and, therefore, woefully unfamiliar with the nimble hands responsible for such art, the gaping hole that Yves Saint Laurent's passing in June 2008 tore in the fabric of this world may not merit incredible import. However, for aristocratic afficionados whose knowledge and appreciation of fashion transcends tacky trends and hackneyed rap lyrics, Yves Saint Laurent's death signaled the end of an era and a special kind of elegance. With that said, even in death, this iconic artist's fingerprints are all over his eponymous label and Haute Couture in general.

Often heralded as the man responsible for reinventing Couture and elevating ready-to-wear to new levels, the YSL brand continues to revamp itself and luxury shopping in the process. To that end, these 2 crewneck t-shirts from the YSL Spring/Summer 2009 Collection epitomize the subtle elegance that keeps this label from becoming a passé caricature of itself.

Of the 2 t-shirts shown, my favorite is the joint that "renders" (Shout out to Hoya, my brother Dear and all of my graphic designers in the house!) an upside-down Eiffel Tower as the actual letter "Y" in the initials YSL. I mean, @ nearly $300 a piece, my t-shirt had better have an attitude to match the 1 that I'ma have once I drop that cash for it! LOL. Hey, sometimes Y.O.U. have to pay the cost to be the boss yall. Good shit.

Fat Joe Gives Us A Tour Of The Bronx x NEW MUSIC: Fat Joe - Magnificent Freestyle (Dirty)(DJ)

Streaming Audio/Download Link: Fat Joe - Magnificent Freestyle (Dirty)(DJ)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Soooooooooooooo, yeah, Fat Joe is yet another rapper who has no problemo flushing a full clip of DuPont™ Teflon® coated "fallback" bullets @ his detractors, however, that is NOT what is most impressive about this video. Y.O.U. want to know why I even bothered to post this clip? Take a gander @ Joey Crack's very vintage A.frican A.merican C.olligiate A.lliance hoody? What yall retrosexuals know about that? Absolutely nothing. Stop playin'. Oh yeah, the "Magnificent" freestyle is aight too ... lol.

Keri Hilson Ft. Kanye West x Ne-Yo - Knock You Down

On Newsstands Now: Kim Kardashian Covers The April/May 2009 Issue Of Complex Magazine x Behind The Scenes Photoshoot @ Complex Magazine.

Read The Full Story And See The Full Photo Gallery Here: Complex.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS:  It's been quite awhile since I profiled Kim Kardashian here @ Livestyle my friends - maybe my brother-from-another-mother-and-my-longest-running-friend Mr. 401 K's palatable disdain for this woman had something to do with it though ... lol. Anyway, this new Complex Magazine cover is proof that, indeed, absence does make the heart grow fonder.  LOL.  Message To Kim Kardashian:  When you're done with Reggie Bush, holla @ the homie born-and-bred in Flatbush, Brooklyn!  If Y.O.U. require a celebrity reference, please feel free to ask Mrs. Beyonce Knowles Carter about "them boys uptop from the BK" ... lol.  What's good?

Harbour, NYC - Sea Y.O.U. There.

"Want a taste of the sea without ever leaving land? Harbour, a restaurant located on 290 Hudson Street in West Soho in New York City opened today. The restaurant is being run by restaurateur Richard Schaeffer, former chairman of NYMEX Holdings, Inc., and Michelin star chef Joe Isidori. The 80-seat restaurant has a nautical look that isn't lobster traps and buoys, instead the dining room looks like the interior of a luxury yacht with porthole windows and gleaming wood.

As you might expect, the menu is heavy on the seafood with items like ceviche, mussels, butter clams and Artic char. Eater reveals that the set lunch is $25 and a set four-course dinner is $45. During the first month of service, 10% of proceeds from select seafood dishes will be donated to Monterey Bay Aquarium, Chefs Collaborative, and Blue Ocean Institute."

Information Courtesy Of: Luxist.Com

Visit Harbour NYC Online Here: Harbournyc.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Once upon a time, not long ago (seriously, like only 3-5 years ago), prior to this vicious global economic downturn, the high end restaurant trend was to force feed "foodies" fantastically expensive mini meals. Perhaps the thinking was that smaller was better, however, now, even the ultra pricey and typically insulated world of gourmet dining has had to make adjustments in order to stay competitive - or, in this case, afloat ... lol. Enter: Harbour, NYC.

Located @ 290 Hudson Street, this brand new and deliciously affordable "resto-lounge" is housed in the former, now-fused, spaces of Novo and Jet Lounge promises high concept dining on the high seas (well, not really ... lol) without the high price. Owner Richard Schaeffer (NOTE: No relation to Ashley Schaeffer of the world famous Ashley Schaeffer BMW ... wooooooooooo!), who spent his childhood cruising the sea and credits that as the primary inspiration for this eatery, and his partner, Michelin star toting Chef Joe Isidori offer a rich range of seafood cuisine featuring an All-Star line up that includes dishes such as Arctic char, ceviche, tamarind pickled gulf shrimp, halibut with harrisa and, of course, lobster and butter clams. Yummers! Yes, Max B might call this spot "wavy" ... lol. I mean, with a $45 prixe fixe dinner and prixe fixe lunches starting @ $25, Y.O.U. really can't go wrong homie. Bon voyage.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Brunch Bunch Pt. 27

Reverend T.D. Jakes Approved.