Saturday, October 31, 2009

Rihanna Set To Give Her Side Of The Story Next Week On ABC's Good Morning America x 20/20.

Original Video- More videos at TinyPic

Rosa Acosta, Tammy Torres x Friends @ Chris Brown's Halloween Bash Looking Scary Good!

(NOTE: New reports indicate that these lovely pictures were taken mere moments before party host, Chris Brown, commenced to pummel innocent party goers in accordance with the "Trick Or Beat" theme of this event. More as this story develops.)

Jay-Z Ft. Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind (Official Music Video)

Happy Halloween 2009!

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Yes, this year, like last year, "Halloween fell on a weekend", so, while I would L.O.V.E. to post the incomparable Geto Boys classic tune "My Mind's Playing Tricks On Me" I will refrain from doing so. Why? Because I posted it last year chump! How long have Y.O.U. been here homie? Get a late pass and report to my bountiful "Archive" section pronto! LOL.

Anyway, lest Y.O.U. mistake me for a 1-trick-pony, I have unearthed yet another scary (NOTE: Ehhhhhhhh, not so much ... lol) gem for your listening pleasure to commemorate this Pagan play date. No tricks, just an old school treat courtesy of Dana Dane for my loyal Livestyle community. Paging Dr. Slumber! LOL! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Behind The Scenes: The Rosa Acosta x Terry Richardson For Supreme Photoshoot.

Them Boys In Pin Stripes Get Right For Game 2!

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Yes! Last night my Yankees won Game 2 of the 2009 World Series and tied the "Fall Classic" @ 1 game a piece. The trio of A.J. Burnett, Mark Teixeira and Hideki Matsui each shrugged off the respective slumps that had been plauging them throughout the playoffs and banded together to shoulder The Bronx Bombers past the surging Philadelphia Phillies. Now, that's what the fuck I'm talking about!

Did a certain performance by a certain Brooklyn born rapper and a certain Midtown Manhattan raised R&B songstress make the difference? The video evidence is provided below ... Y.O.U. be the judge.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Jay-Z Ft. Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind (Official Video)(30 Second Teaser Preview)

Game 1 Was Not So Much Fun. Game 2, Make It Do What It Do.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Listen, I really don't want to talk about what happened last night with my Yankees. I'm just hoping that Game 2 makes Game 1 of the 2009 World Series a distant memory. Let us pray.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Suelyn "L.A. Live" (Directed By Keith Morton)

The Gucci Beats iPhone App = Gucci Flava In Ya Ear!

"Gucci announced the launch of their app for iPhone and iPod touch, which is now available from the App Store. The app brings the worlds of fashion, technology and music together offering Gucci enthusiasts access to exclusive Gucci products, unique playlists, videos, fashion shows, news, events, latest collections, store listings and the ability to mix their own music. The rich content was developed specifically with the Gucci loyalist in mind, the music portion along with DJ Mark Ronson, and delivers a new way to experience the varied world of the Gucci lifestyle. The launch of the app has been timed to coincide with the itinerant GUCCI ICON-TEMPORARY project, a traveling sneaker store that opens on this Saturday, October 24th at 43 Crosby Street in New York, before moving to Miami on December 1st and then to London and Tokyo in Spring 2010.

We’ll be getting a sneak peek of the traveling sneaker store tomorrow and will get you all a preview. More info on the app after the jump…

Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini collaborated with award-winning musical artist and producer Mark Ronson on key features of the app including:

* The Gucci Ronson Sneaker: Giannini and Ronson have designed a collection of limited edition sneakers in conjunction with the GUCCI ICON-TEMPORARY travelling sneaker store project. For each city opening in the US, one special Gucci Ronson model has been reserved exclusively for the Gucci App. Only iPhone and iPod touch users can view these coveted models, and only they have the ability to purchase it.

* Gucci Beats: One of the most progressive features of the Gucci App allows users to mix their own music tracks on a virtual turntable. Ronson has provided loops that can be individually manipulated by layering on various beats, sound types, drums, bass and vocals. Users are given DJ-like creative and technical capabilities on their iPhone or iPod touch and can save and share their original tracks with friends via email or Facebook.

* Frida and Mark’s Playlists: Both Giannini and Ronson have created their own personal playlists for the Gucci App, which can be downloaded directly from the iTunes Store. A well-documented music lover, Giannini has included a mix of tracks currently inspiring her fashion collections.

“Apps are the new virtual accessory, so I approached the design of Gucci’s first app in the same way I do with a bag or shoe from my collections,” said Frida Giannini, Gucci’s Creative Director. “I looked to provide the essence of the Gucci lifestyle experience in a way that takes full advantage of the technological capabilities of the revolutionary iPhone and iPod touch. Of course Mark Ronson’s contribution ensures that the Gucci App is truly unique.”
Additional features of the Gucci App include:

* Gucci Music Channel: Functioning like a proprietary Gucci radio station, the Gucci Music Channel lets users access the music stream whenever they wish.

* Gucci Little Black Book: The app conveniently features best-of information for hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs in more than 20 major cities around the world. Also included in this section is a list of Giannini’s own favorite spots around the world. Here, Gucci fans have exclusive access to the fashion designer’s personal advice.

* In-store Exclusives at GUCCI ICON-TEMPORARY stores: Users of the Gucci App can interface with the temporary retail spaces via a store-based network that automatically updates the customer’s Gucci App using the push notification feature letting them wirelessly download photos of all the ICON-TEMPORARY sneakers, as well as a special playlist curated by Ronson."

Information Courtesy Of: LTDMag.Com

NEW MUSIC: DJ Khaled Ft. Usher, Drake, Rick Ross x Young Jeezy - Fed Up (Dirty)(NO DJ)

Streaming Audio/Download Link: DJ Khaled Ft. Usher, Drake, Rick Ross x Young Jeezy - Fed Up (Dirty)(NO DJ)

Behind The Scenes: The Clipse Ft. Cam'ron - Popular Demand (Popeye's) Video Shoot (Directed By Rik Cordero) @ Three21Media.Com.

Behind The Scenes: 50 Cent x Tia Kemp's (Rick Ross' "Baby Momma") Photoshoot @ Smooth Magazine.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS:  *Cue Red Café "Hottest In The Hood" Voice*  "And the beef goes on ... and the beef goes on ... and the beef goes on ..."  LOL!  Whatever!

The Rosa Acosta x Terry Richardson For Supreme Photoshoot = Aye Dios Mio, Si! (NOTE: Lil Wayne Translation Below)(NSFW)

Pictures Courtesy Of: Hypebeast.Com (Via: Supremenewyork.Com)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Yes, Rosa Acosta has spent an iconceivable and unforgivable amount of time with the craptastic Soulja Boy as of late, but, this photoshoot per pontiff of the Polaroid© snapshot, Terry Richardson, comissioned by the long-standing elevated streetwear torch bearers @ Supreme for their Fall/Winter 2009 campaign is simply undeniable. Dammit baby ... don't move! Jizz. In. My. Pants.

BET Hip Hop Awards 2009 Cyphers x A Special Message To Nicki Minaj From Aisha.




CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Have I ever fully disclosed to Y.O.U. my complete disinterest with regard to any and all things BET? No? Really? Well, now, I just have ... lol.

In any event, the BET Hip Hop Awards 2009 were broadcast last night in all of their shamefully-low-production-budget glory. With the exception of a few great performances, the real saving grace (as it has been in previous years) were the MC cyphers.

Eminem bodied it and Wale continued his relentless career suicide mission further deflating his undeserved hype - no surprises here - so, the real story (@ least according to my little sister Aisha) was Nicki Minaj showing and proving that she is not just another passé pussy-shot provocateur and that deep down, beyond the make-up and the butt pads, she might actually truly be an articulate Femme C. That having been said, I'll let my little sis get a few things off of her chest.

The 1st Lady Of LiveStyle Says: Dear Nicki: I missed the cypher last night because I was out being a LiveStyle Lady, but after watching this brief 3 minute freestyle with Joey, I almost fuxks with Y.O.U! Key word: ALMOST! LOL! I feel as if I may be the only Lady in New York City not trying to be Barbie. Hey! To each his own. ;c ) 

Signing Off... 

The Clipse (NOTE: Really, Just Pusha T) Preview "Till The Casket Drops" @ The Vault In Harlem, NYC.

Clipse Pre- Album Listening Event In Harlem (Video) from on Vimeo.

Helloooooo Ladies: The Limited Edition Fendi Baguette Mezzo Punto Has Got The Handbag Game All Sewn Up!

"The Italian fashion house Fendi comes with a new funny concept of bag.

Now, you can have your Fendi Baguette, where “your” means unique and really representing your own style. How is it possible?

With the new Fendi limited edition called Baguette Mezzo Punto.

“Mezzo punto” is the Italian for “half stitch”, so you have to bring this canvas bag, a needle and all your fantasy! There are in Fendi box also diagrams and illustrations help beginning stitchers.

Fendi Baguette Mezzo Punto will be presented at Design Miami/Basel in December

”Fendi is a creativity factory that supports talent without boundaries. In these challenging times in which the world is changing rapidly, we wanted to exalt pure creativity by putting attention on traditional materials and low technology techniques.

We wanted to rediscover the power and the beauty of ‘Fatto a Mano’ (Hand-Craft)” Fendi Accesories Creative Director Silvia Venturini Fendi said.

“Fendistrongly believes that creativity and the flow of ideas are the Fuel for the Future. Forever.

Information Courtesy Of: Luxuo.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: The new über limited edition Fendi Baguette Mezzo Punto is more arts & crafts than artisan craftsmanship. Now, none of this is to suggest that the venerable Fendi family has dropped the design ball nor is this to imply that the workers @ the Fendi factory have unionized and gone on strike leaving half-made handbags littering the floors - no, this LVMH backed brand simply wants Y.O.U. to customize your own shit ... lol.

Admittedly, @ $995 not everybody will delight @ the opportunity to potentially ruin their latest handbag with sloppy and errant stitching, however, thanks to the user friendly how-to charts included with the baguette, one does not have to "thread the needle" like NBA guard Chris Paul in order to be a success ... lol.

Set to debut this December @ the high end international art world destination Design/Miami Basel Show, the Fendi Baguette Mezzo Punto will go on sale November 30th @ select Limited Edition Experiences pop-up shops in South Beach. For all of Y.O.U. other late bloomers who can't make it to Miami on the double, the Baguette Mezzo Punto will be available this Spring @ Fendi boutiques nationwide. *Cue Fabolous Voice* "Just sew it in the bag" ... lol. Good shit!

Keep It On The Download: New Music: Lil Wayne - No Ceilings (Official Mixtape) - Can Y.O.U. Say Earrrrrrrrrly?

Download Link: Lil Wayne - No Ceilings (Official Mixtape)

01. Swag Surfin’
02. Ice Cream Paint Job
03. D.O.A.
04. Interlude
05. Wasted
06. Watch My Shoes
07. Break Up (Ft. Short Dawg & Gudda Gudda)
08. Banned From TV
09. Throw It In The Bag
10. I Think I Love Her (Ft. Tyga & Shanell)
11. Interlude 2 (Ft. Shanell)
12. Wetter
13. I’m Good (Ft. T-Streets)
14. Make Her Say (Ft. Jae Millz)
15. Run This Town
16. I Gotta Feeling
17. Outro

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Initially scheduled to wreak havoc this Halloween, Lil Wayne's highly anticipated "No Ceilings" mixtape event sprung a leak and hit the internet early this morning courtesy of the homies @ Illroots.Com.

Maaaaaaaaaaaaan, now, I don't know if Weezy put down the sizzurp filled styrofoam™ cup for a minute OR if he just finally developed a tolerance strong enough for his Now-And-Later© laced Promethazine/Codeine Syrup beverage of choice that would allow him to get his mind right for 2.5 seconds, but, either way, the Birdman Baby's most prized possession has returned in top-motherfuckin'-form! The Young Moolah camp aint looking too shabby these days ... lol. Niiiiiiiiice.

Jay-Z x Alicia Keys' "Empire State Of Mind" Perfomance @ Game 1 Of The 2009 World Series Is All Wet.

"Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' Performance at World Series Pushed Back

Due to 'the forecast for inclement weather,' Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' collaborative performance has been moved to Thursday, October 29.

Originally staged for October 28 before game 1 of the World Series, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind" duet performance has been delayed. They are now slated to take the stage of Yankee Stadium on October 29.

"The performance was changed due to the forecast for inclement weather for Wednesday, October 28," a joint statement from Jay-Z and Major League Baseball unveiled. "Staging for the performance could adversely impact the field if it is wet, creating damaged and unsafe playing conditions."

Jay-Z previously has shared his excitement regarding the upcoming event mostly because he is a die-hard fan of Yankee. "I'm honored to perform a song that celebrates the greatness of New York in one of our city's most important landmarks, Yankee Stadium," Jay-Z gushed. "I'm beyond excited about it, and on top of that, it's a New York record. It's a record that pays homage to New York. The timing of that couldn't be better."

Information Courtesy Of: Aceshowbiz.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Originally slated to serenade the sure-to-be electric crowd attending Yankee Stadium for Game 1 of 2009 World Series, due to heavy rain, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys have been forced to literally take a "raincheck" on performing everybody's new favorite New York City anthem, "Empire State Of Mind". Shiiiiiiiiiiiit, fuck a performance, I don't even know if the field @ Yankee Stadium will even be in playing shape by the time the 7:57PM start time rolls around. Either way, whether they take the stage for Game 1 or Game 2, this is a HUGE look for both the artists and Hip Hop as a culture.

I thought that the Yankees mere adoption of this record as their unofficial theme song and Derek Jeter knockin" this everytime that he hits homeplate was big deal - and it was - but, this is so much more my nigga. Playball ... almost ... lol. Good shit!

Chris Brown x Rihanna - The Way We Used To Be (YouTube Fan Submitted Video)

The 1st Lady of LiveStyle Says: Chris Brown recently made a statement on Twitter after a fan created and posted this video saying, "FOR THE FELLAS: showing emotion doesn't make u weak... BEING HONEST MAKES U STRONG." Hear, hear, young Mr. Brown could not have said it any better - looking @ him showing some much needed maturity. Inspite of all the bulls#!t, it had to be heart breaking for him to sit back and watch the memories come to surface so vividly. I was even hesitant to post this, but for once my heart honestly goes out to the kid. Y.O.U. can clearly see young L.O.V.E. once again homie. In due time Breezy, in due time. ;c ) 

Signing Off... 

Monday, October 26, 2009

50 Cent Ft. Ne-Yo "Baby By Me" Video Preview @ MTV.Com.

NEW MUSIC: Phli Hi Club Presents: Shawn Morris - All Good Though (Produced by Justin Rose)

Streaming Audio/Download Link: Phli Hi Club x Shawn Morris - All Good Though

The 1st Lady of LiveStyle Says: As a favor to my good friend/producer/CEO of Phli Hi Club @JustinRose08 I had to post this record that he has been working diligently to push via good ol' Twitter and now LiveStyle. Hey! It's only right that us young moguls in the making stick together! In any case, Y.O.U. should know that I am an ardent supporter of any thing remotely close to what I believe to be quality work.

After having the pleasure of previewing their mixtape "The World Don't Know That Yet" (scheduled to be released this November) it is safe to say that I know that these kids are going to Phli Hi! Keep your head to the sky and I'll see Y.O.U. at the top. ;c ) 

Signing Off... 

Lil Wayne "No Ceilings" Mixtape Video Preview.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Whoaaaaaaa! This "No Ceilings" mixtape sounds like it is going to be SERI-FUCKIN'-OUS! Good shit.

Triple C's Ft. Young Jeezy x J-Dub - Erryday

Guess Who's Bizzack!?

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Yes, my New York Yankees are finally back in the World Series and it feels so good! Already dubbed the "Turnpike Series" - for pitting The Bronx Bombers against the defending champion Philadelphia Phillies in an I-95 Junior's Cheesecake vs. Philly Cheesesteak grudge match for the ages (NOTE: The 2 have not met in the World Series since 1950) - this showdown promises to be nothing short of spectacular.

Word up, I haven't felt quite like this since waaaaaaaaay back in my High School days when it seemed a relative fait accompli that each November there would be a triumphant pinstripe parade through the "Canyon Of Heroes" where the World Series trophy would be hoisted hgih as a brilliant blizzard of colorful ticker tape swirled in the skies above. This is almost too much for words. As such, I believe that my feelings would best be expressed by the accompanying musical selection that I have included below from Scarface featuring Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel. LOL. Holla @ ya boy in BK!