Sunday, November 29, 2009

Mariela Belle AKA Miss Dominican Thickness @ Chocolatemodels.Com = Jizz. In. My. Pantalones.

Behind The Scenes: DJ Khaled Ft. Usher, Drake, Rick Ross x Young Jeezy "Fed Up" Video Shoot.


NEW MUSIC: Kanye West - I'm So Appalled (Dirty)(NO DJ)

Streaming Audio/Download Link: Kanye West - I'm So Appalled (Dirty)(NO DJ)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Apparently there is life after Antares© Auto-Tune™ asphyxiated related death. Yeah, yeah, yeah, this curious Kanye West verse - slated to appear on Diddy's "Last Train To Paris" derailment - leaked a few weeks back, but, it was more tagged up than a bathroom stall in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, so I pulled a Brett Favre and passed on that early version. Thankfully, the NO DJ edition of this gem dropped over the weekend and, now, Y.O.U. shall have it! Good shit.

The Brunch Bunch Pt. 63

Reverend T.D. Jakes Approved.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Snoop Dogg - I Wanna Rock (Official Music Video)(1st Single Off Of The Forthcoming Album "Malice In Wonderland")

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: I am thankful for this song.  Good shit.

Happy Thanksgiving 2009! R.I.P. Big Bird.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Much like Columbus Day and other corporate financed holidays, rather than obsess over the dubious origin of Thanksgiving, I prefer to focus on what it means to me and my family. Today my parents have opened up their home to a gang of relatives and friends - people whom, sadly, this side of a funeral, I rarely see ... so, excuse me if I like these circumstances much better.

Now, none of this is intended to make light of the horrific blood soaked history of this country and the massacres brought to bear upon our Native brothers and sisters. That having been said, knowing the scoop has never precluded me from grabbing a big scoop of mashed potatoes and/or whatever other delicacies have been provided and dropping it right on my plate! LOL. This is what it's all about! With that, I wish Y.O.U. a very blessed and highly favored Happy Thanksgiving! This is Livestyle.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Luxury 101: F.Luxury.B x Rick Ross Talk High End Fashion x His Upcoming Clothing Line. x Rick Ross: .luxury. 101 from ferris bueller on Vimeo.

All Rihanna Wants For Christmas Is Good Food x Great Sex AKA I've Got Something In My Front Pocket For Y.O.U.

<a href=";from=sp&amp;vid=e13b0254-ada1-4a71-8f9e-00aa0d21020e" target="_new" title="What Rihanna wants for Christmas">Video: What Rihanna wants for Christmas</a>
CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: In related news, please inform Rihanna that I've got the perfect stocking stuffer for her. However, rather than go into great detail on this public blog, I believe that my feelings would best be expressed by the brilliant accompanying song (NOTE: Also mentioned in the title of this post) from the TV series South Park included below. Enjoy!


Young Chris Talks Roc-A-Fella x Better.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: I could call Young Chris' solo excursion long overdue - and I would be right - however, that would unduly minimize the role that maturation plays in developing truly great artists. Today's microwave ready acts typically go from "hot" (or whatever that lethargic label passes for in lame blogger land) to room temperature in just about the time that it takes for a non-premium (READ: Free.99) Rapidshare link to begin a download. Thankfully, the homie from Philly bucked that trend. Peep the video and follow son on his post Roc-A-Fella grind. Can't stop, won't stop.

The Limited Edition Grey Ralph Lauren Polo And Ronnie Fieg Ranger "Cookie" Boots = 1 Tough Cookie.

"Ronnie Fieg got together with Polo Ralph Lauren Footwear to create the Grey Ranger “Cookie” boot which will be releasing this coming “Black” Friday, November 27th exclusively on as well as the David Z. flagship store in soho. For this limited release Fieg gathered a group of individuals who have influenced him for a photo shoot in Central Park. Photographed by Pj Monte, the shoot features: Ronnie Fieg, Marcus Troy (, Emeka Obi (10.Deep), Joshua Kissi (, Irving Jimenez (Creative Recreation), Sean Munro (Public School NYC) , and Niyah Kerr (David Z)."

Information Courtesy Of: Highsnobiety.Com

Available Online Here: Davidz.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Although Ralph Lauren and chief DavidZ buyer, designer and overall brand architect Ronnie Fieg were clearly negligent in not conferencing my homie Paul Choi, whom would have in turn contacted me, in order to lend this collaboration some true Brooklyn O.G. Street cred, if they did not reach out to Lo-Life pioneer and fashion impresario Shillz then I can only be but so perturbed.

Available this Friday November 27th exclusively @ DavidZ, the Limited Edition Grey Ralph Lauren Polo and Ronnie Fieg Ranger "Cookie" Boots are a creative communion worthy of religious praise. As a rule, scarcity creates value and that belief holds that much more true when 1 considers that this patriarch of all-American style NEVER, EVER sanctions such strategic partnerships ... I mean, Ralph Lauren simply does not play well with others and, honestly, he has no need to. Trust me, Y.O.U. want these boots and Y.O.U. need these boots. Stop playing. This is how the good cookie crumbles.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Timbaland Ft. Drake - Say Something (Teaser)

"The History of Pump Technology" @ Pump20.Com = 20 Years Of Keeping Hearts Pumpin' Like Reeboks.

"Filmed in Boston, MA, "The History of Pump Technology" is a 22-minute film that documents the story of Pump by those who know it best, including: Paul Litchfield, the inventor of the Pump technology; Dee Brown, the 1991 NBA Slam Dunk contest winner; and Tennis Hall of Fame member Michael Chang.

The documentary, directed by Colin O'Toole, was produced in association with Spine TV, the film production arm of the leading global sneaker website, Crooked Tongues.

There are four 60 second teasers which will lead up to the release of the film on November 20, 2009. Enjoy

Information Courtesy Of: Pump20.Com


In accordance with the absolute Livestyle fairness doctrine, your pledge of allegiance to this esteemed lifestyle buys Y.O.U. admission into my private elevated and eclectic wide world of random references and influences. Y.O.U. are very welcome! Anyway, today (as is the case on many other occasions), your "eureka moment" comes courtesy of my encyclopedic knowledge of Hip Hop music. I don't know, I guess that much of my writing is @ the mercy of some marvelous nostalgia and, as a reader, Y.O.U. are now privy to this goldmind as well ... lol.

That having been said, allow me to pull the chain to that lightbulb in your brain with this classic song from a talent whom died waaaaaaaaay too soon. The man is the late, great Big L and the *Cue Bashment Selector Jamaican Voice* "chune" is 1994's "Put It On" featuring the adlib vocal stylings of DJ Kid Capri. The title of this post contains a definitive nod to Mr. Lamont Jackson and his futuristic lyrics ... care to find it? The homie from Harlem USA has been dead for like 10 years and niggas still can't see the kid ... true story. Listen and L.O.V.E. it!

Behind The Scenes: Nicki Minaj Photoshoot @ Right On! Magazine.

NEW MUSIC: Beanie Sigel - How I Can Kill Jigga Man (Dirty)(NO DJ) x Think Big (Dirty)(NO DJ)

Streaming Audio/Download Link: Beanie Sigel - How I Can Kill Jigga Man (Dirty)(NO DJ)

Streaming Audio/Download Link: Beanie Sigel - Think Big (Dirty)(NO DJ)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: See, now THIS is that bullshit. Initially, I readily recognized the merit in Beanie Sigel's displeasure with his former boss Jay-Z, however, he becomes a significantly less sympathetic character with each diss record. Why? Because his argument is now spiralling into a hissy fit tantrum of errant shots that will surely ricochet and kill the little career that he has left.

Message To Beanie Sigel: For Y.O.U., this "beef" is personal and very real. For 50 Cent this is simply a convenient gimmicky addition to his tried-and-true signature rap "beef" marketing plan. Oh yeah, in case Y.O.U. aint get the memo my nigga, this shit hasn't helped your new friend's album sales too much. Prepare to get dropped kid.


50 Cent Brings Beanie Sigel Out On Stage @ The Myspace Release Concert For B.efore I. S.elf D.estruct And Mockingly Throws Up The ROC.

NEW MUSIC: Kelis - Acapella (CDQ)(NO DJ)

Streaming Audio/Downliad Link: Kelis - Acapella (CDQ)(NO DJ)

The 1st Obama State Dinner Makes The Washington x Hollywood Elite Pitch A Tent!

"The most sought-after invitation in Washington -- for Tuesday's state dinner for the prime minister of India, the first state dinner hosted by President Obama and First Lady Michelle -- arrived in the mail a little over a week ago. But no one is complaining about the short notice. Some 400 guests are expected for the party, the most elaborate entertaining the First Couple have done to date.

The White House does not have a room to handle a crowd that size, so a massive tent has been constructed on the South Lawn to accommodate the guests. The invite itself is a keepsake: a cream-colored card embossed with a gold presidential seal and black text:

The President and Mrs. Obama request the pleasure of the company of Mr. _____ at a dinner in honor of His Excellency Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, and Mrs. Gursharan Kaur, to be held at The White House on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at seven o'clock.

At the bottom is the dress code -- black tie -- and the words "East entrance," a reference to the East Wing of the White House, which is used for almost all social functions.

The White House has been preparing for this dinner for months, culling names for the invite list (finalized a month ago, a White House source told me) and deciding on the menu, flowers, china, and an unending list of logistical details. Overseeing all this is Mrs. Obama's East Wing, with Social Secretary Desiree Rogers putting on her most anticipated show yet."

Read The Full Article Here: Politicsdaily.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Take 1 tiny step outside of the Hip Hop world today and Y.O.U. will be struck by the fever pitch buzz surrounding the Obama administration's 1st State Dinner.

Although this event is expressly in honor of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the import of this fabulous fete has dovetailed into the "got-to-be-there" party of this young holiday season. The most sought-after invite in Washington, tonight's dinner is as much about Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as it is about the White House rewarding their most powerful fundraisers and supporters - Hollywood fancy pants such as former DreamWorks partners David Geffen, Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg; Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman Michael Lynton and WME Entertainment Agency Co-CEO Ari Emanuel (The man whom "Ari Gold" is patently based on from HBO's Entourage series and the brother of Barack Obama advisor and confidant, Rahm Emanuel). Yeah, and Y.O.U. thought that Diddy's "40th" birthday bash last week was exclusive! LOL.

Soooooooooooo, now, I know that you're inevitably asking yourself, "Will Chris Live AKA Shaker be there tonight?", right? Right. Sadly though, the answer is no. My invite surely must have been lost in the mail. Oh well, there goes the mailman's Christmas tip! LOL. Good shit.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Diddy Ft. Dirty Money - Love Come Down

Diddy Celebrates His "40th" Birthday With A 3 Million Dollar Party @ The Plaza, NYC @ NYPost.Com.

The Fragment Design x Bamford Watch Department Oyster Perpetual Rolex Explorer = The "All Black" Attack Continues!

"Having just collaborated with Rolex and SOPH. on a SOPH. 10th Anniversary Watch, Hiroshi Fujiwara’s fragment design has worked with Rolex and Bamford Watch Department again on a new Oyster Perpetual Explorer watch. This new custom Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer watch has been colored in all Black with the exception of the 3, 6, and 9 markers, the second hand, and the fragment logo on the face of the watch which are colored in an Aqua Blue color."

Information Courtesy Of: Freshnessmag.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Although I am seriously on the verge of a contrarian revolt against Jay-Z's pop-culture permeating "All Black Everything" campaign, I will, for the time being, refrain from enacting this revolutionary initiative simply because I have seen this trend coming a mile away. I, however, am not alone as my cosmopolitan clairvoyance is also shared by the luxury watch market. Yes, for some time now the high-end watch world has been "blackout" drunk and the Fragment Design and Bamford Watch Department Oyster Perpetual Rolex Explorer is yet another shot of single malt scotch to wet the whistles of those of us whom are addicted to stunning affluence.

Limited to a Kate Moss thin run of 10 production pieces, this respectable after market creation is not only minimal in its availability, but, its design approach as well. The brilliant bespoke bosses @ Bamford & Sons have lent their uniquely uncompromising military grade PVD bonded style and artisanship to this range and have once again succeeded in enhancing this Rolex without sacrificing any of its quality. Good show!


I submit this current Taco Bell commercial into evidence as further demonstration of Jay-Z's strangle hold on contemporary culture. The prosecution rests your honor ... lol.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Jay-Z x Kanye West Show Beyonce L.O.V.E. Live On The London Stop Of The "I AM" Tour 11/15/09.



Curt@!n$ AKA @DopeBoyC Interview @ KarmaloopTV (Pts. 1 x 2).



The 1st Lady Of LiveStyle Says: Curt@!n$ is LiveStyle family (and like he said in this KarmaLoop TV interview, spelling his name with extra characters is a b!tC#. LOL!) After being introduced to this young Leader, Curt@!n$ has become increasingly more interesting to me. I even find myself often retweeting words of inspiration from Mr. @DopeBoyC when I'm on a Twitter rant.

Anyway, 'Ye was right. Curt@!n$ is a fashion genius. But to no avail, the man behind this genius was my brother Chris Live himself. Bet Y.O.U. didn't know that! I'll let him kick game to Y.O.U. next. ;c )

Signing Off...

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Well, well, well, leave it to my adoring little sister to put me on the spot. I have had the distinct pleasure of knowing Curt@!n$ for the better part of 10 years and have watched him evolve into a true artist in every sense of the word. That being the case, I will say what my little-brother-from-another-mother's diplomacy will not allow him too: Curt@!n$ IS the father of a lot of this streetwear "Hipster"-Hop shit! Biters beware.

Now, with regard to my sister's assertion that I was the man behind the "genius", whilst I am a notable garment guru and did play a major part in introducing young Curt@!n$ to various vintage labels and forgotten fly fashions, he is indeed his own man ... Curt@!n$ took it to the next level.

To my loyal Livestyle readers I must assure Y.O.U. that there is no conflict of interest here - my ongoing Jihad against Trendoid cybernetic organisms is still in full swing ... Dope Boy C could never fall into that contemptible category. No, Curt@!ns is an original and here, @ Livestyle, we are champions of individuality above all else. Get ya mind right kid. Holla @ ya boy in BK!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Alicia Keys - Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart

The Leica M7 Hermès Edition Camera = A Picture That's Worth $14,000 Words.

"Leica has now confirmed the limited edition Leica M7 Hermes Edition. This is the second collaboration between Leica and Hermes and there will only be 200 of these limited edition Leica M7s produced, 100 will be in orange and 100 in green. Each camera will also feature a special sequential serial number between 001 and 200.

All of the control elements of the LEICA M7 Edition ‘Hermès’ have been manufactured exclusively in metal, and the back of the camera is finished in silver chrome. While the red color of the engraved AUTO and flash settings on the shutter speed dial have been replaced by the shade of the camera’s leather.

The Leica M7 Hermes Edition will go on sale in the UK in December for £8,550 or about $14,300."

Information Courtesy Of: Slipperybrick.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Whilst I am a man of very few regrets, I do bemoan my lack of photos from my youth. I mean, I've got some classic New York City Forty Deuce airbrushed back drop pictures floating around along with the mandatory look-@-me-and-my-copious-amount-of-overpriced-champagne-bottles flicks from my clubbing days, however, there are waaaaaaaaaaaay too many definitive moments missing from the scrapbook of my life.

Thankfully, my mother is the brilliant chief executive photographer of our fine family and has exhaustively amassed the lion's share of our archival history. Additionally, my mommy dearest L.O.V.E.s the legendary Parisian high-fashion house of Hermès. Now tell me, could there be any better gift for her than this über limited Leica M7 Hermès Edition Camera?

The 2nd collaboration between German camera and optics manufacturer Leica and luxury Atelier Hermès is set @ 200 production pieces - 100 in the signature Hermès orange colorway and 100 in green. Covered with exquisite Barenia calfskin leather, each silver-chrome finished retro looking 35mm camera kit set also comes encased in an elegantly silk-lined box and is sequentially numbered between 001 and 200. This pricey $14,300 pictorial play mate is perfect for the millionaire shutterbug enthusiast. Don't trip though homie, it's all about the carpenter and NOT the expensive tools. Focus.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Beyonce Ft. Lady Gaga - Video Phone (Extended Remix)(Official Video)

The Clipse - Further Down The Road To "Till The Casket Drops" @ Hypebeast.Com.

The Clipse - Further Down the Road to: "Til the Casket Drops" from Kellen Dengler on Vimeo.

Helloooooo Ladies x Gentlemen: Live From Paris: The YSL Spring/Summer 2010 Womenswear/Menswear Collections (Full Shows)



The Clipse Ft. Cam'ron - Popular Demand (Popeye's)(Official Music Video)

The Caviar House & Prunier = Red Lobster This is NOT.

Information Courtesy Of: Luxist.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Caviar, much like fine cigars, is 1 of those rich things that sounds like something that you're supposed to enjoy when Y.O.U. reach certain financial heights. It's an upper class association thing ... It's perceived value, in my opinion, exceeds well beyond it's actual taste. I mean, I have had caviar before - some of the best - and fish eggs are really not my thing ... I would much rather spend obscene amounts of money on lunch @ Per Se in the Time Warner Building @ Columbus Circe in NYC.

That having been said, I do respect the high end market for the roe from sturgeon species and the Caspian Sea purports to offer the best that this delicacy has to offer. Yes, Iran has much more to offer the world than just oil, opium and nuclear arms ... Lol. With that in mind, I am proud to introduce Y.O.U. to Caviar House & Prunier.

This Geneva based company has etched out an appreciable name for itself as a provider of gourmet caviar and choice seafood in general. I might have to check out the JFK Airport location of this gastronomical boutique chain and give this whole caviar thing 1 more chance. Word to Biggie! Good shit.

Sunday, November 15, 2009