Thursday, December 30, 2010

Kanye West Ft. Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj And Bon Iver - Monster (Official Music Video)(?)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Yes, the video for Kanye West's "Monster" is finally here and just in time for New Year's Eve! (NOTE: Although there are a few things about this visual that make me think this is an editing suite enabled internet leak) *Cue Nicki "Mattel® "Booty Shot" Barbie®" Minaj Song Stealing Voice* "Now, look at what you just saw. This is what you live for! I'm a motherfuckin' MONSTER!"

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tehmeena (@MISSMEENA) Keeps It Sexy For The NEW NY Knicks @ Tehmeena.Com.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: See, niggas start winning and now, all of sudden, the chicks are once again making a B-line with their be-hinds straight to Madison Square Garden ... lol. Niiiiiice. The Knicks are bizzack jack! Go New York! Go New York! GO!

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NEW MUSIC: Eminem Ft. Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Stat Quo, Ca$his And Bishop - Syllables (Dirty)(NO DJ)

Streaming Audio/Download Link: Eminem Ft. Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Stat Quo, Ca$his And Bishop - Syllables (Dirty)(NO DJ)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Eminem featuring Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent and some other guys. Yes, Y.O.U. read this slightly improbable all-star lineup correct ... this is, indeed, an Eminem record entitled "Syllables" that features Jay-Z, Dr. Dre AND 50 Cent ... as well as some other guys ... lol!

If this epic assemblage of Hip Hop titans doesn't completely do it for Y.O.U., then surely their combined unilateral rejection of today's watered down quantity in favor of true artistic quality should be more than enough to bring Y.O.U. to your feet in a raucous chorus of harmonious applause! Look, even if this song isn't completely brilliant, its message is.

Business is business, but let us NOT forget that Hip Hop is an art. We want lyrics! Fuck ALL yall little snot-nose Lame.Com niggas! Step ya game up.

Hitting Newsstands Next Year: Nicki Minaj Covers The March/April 2011 Issue Of King Magazine.

Spotted Über Early Here: Rapradar.Com

Monday, December 27, 2010

Yes, It's Time To Consider Diversifying Your Personal Boot Portfolio.

"Slideshow: 9 Snow-Into-Slush-Proof Boots
12/27/10 at 4:35 PM

You have a snow day today, but tomorrow, it's back to work. And while the city has the plows out, it's going to take some time to get rid of a foot and a half of melty, heavy wetness. Plus, it's supposed to go up to 40 degrees this week. You know what that means: unfathomable slush lakes will soon collect at the curbs of our city. Will you leap, risking a dangerous skid? Or will you wade into their dark and icy depths? A pair of waterproof boots makes that decision much less frightening. Click through the slideshow to pick your footwear. Conveniently, some are even on sale!"

Information Courtesy Of: NYmag.Com

View The Full Slide Show Online Here: NYmag.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Even though as a native New Yorker and, more specifically, a decorated Brooklyn street veteran, I know that we wear "Timbs all season for ass kickin' reasons", today's 20 inch plus snow accumulation presents me with the perfect opportunity to introduce some fly alternatives to your budding boot collection. Variety is not only the spice of life, it also is the key to flight! Check out this slide show featuring slightly pricey shit kickers from such brands as Filson® and Hunter For Jimmy Choo (NOTE: I absolutely do NOT co-sign the horrific L.L. Bean and Adidas boots, however ... looking @ them busters makes my eyes vomit! Everything else is good bread though). Happy trails!


Pursuant to the groundbreaking Livestyle lifestyle Amendment upon which this discipline of ours was founded and by which, as a member of this community, much of your cultural betterment depends, I simply could not nor would I even consider allowing my recondite reference of a random Smif-N-Wessun lyric in the main entry of this post to escape citation.

Pay close attention to the video above and learn some not-so-ancient secrets about good ole thuggery straight outta "Bucktown USA". "Timbs all season for ass kickin' reasons" and so much MORE! LOL. Real recognize real.

Behind The Scenes: Street Fam AKA "The Family" Photoshoot (Starring: Fabolous x His Weed Carriers)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: The content struggle is real shun ... lol. What can I say? It's a slow news day.

Global Warming? Says Who? *Cue Monday Night Football Intro Voice* "Are You Ready For Some Snowballs!"

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: As I survey my vast Brooklyn kingdom from snow flanked windows, I begin to question the role that global warming plays in modern life.

My brother-from-another-mother one Ojae FYC, whilst certainly an outlaw and Libertarian, does exhibit a conservative streak that makes him call all of this global warming talk crappola. Why? Because ice ages have come and gone and sea levels have risen and fell all on their own thousands of years before the American Industrial Revolution OR, later still, Funkmaster Flex introduced his SUV loving "Big Truck Series" of mixtapes in 2001.

My man does have a point.

Nevertheless, as each our individual carbon footprints have grown to take on gargantuan Shaquille O'Neal-like shoe size proportions, I find it kind of hard to believe that ALL of this man-made pollution has no affect whatsoever on our planet.

New York City's Channel 1 (NOTE: "Always on cable. Never on FiOS" ... lol. That's an NYC 5 borough inside joke) just brought it to my attention that during the entire 1980's we only experienced 1 extreme snow storm of 16 inches or better. Leaving the 1st decade of the 2000's we have already seen 6 such storms ... not to mention the 3 tornadoes that hit New York! What!? Shit is bugged out. Oh yeah, they're also already forecasting that it's going to be around 50 degrees on New Year's Eve. Post yesterday's 20 inch blizzard. A week from right now. Feel me?

So, guess what? I win this "global warming/no global warming" argument by default - Ojae FYC is not here to defend himself AND this is my blog. LOL. Anyway, it is what it is. I've got some shoveling to do. Please pass the salt.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Rick Ross - 9 Piece/Even Deeper (Official Music Video)("Ashes To Ashes" Available For Download NOW!)


Merry Christmas 2010 = The REAL Gift That Keeps On Giving.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Thanks to commercialism and our worship of the almighty dollar, shopping malls have become our cathedrals and jammed packed checkout counters have become the altars upon which we giddily sacrifice our income each and every Christmas. Yes, Jesus can be hard to find, though he need not be.

Now, whilst I am unapologetically certainly the purveyor of a blog that regularly celebrates many of the finer aesthetic trappings of life, I do have my priorities. And sitting comfortably atop that priceless list of "Important Things To Me" resides GOD and family. Both are inextricably linked as each serve as the fuel that drive my purposeful pursuit of happiness. Today is a testament to those fundamentals.

So, was Jesus Christ the 1 true messiah? Was this Nazarene even born on December 25th? Fuck it! Is the entire story of Jesus Christ perhaps the single most iconic example of primeval plagiarism that sees the Egyptian God Horus recast as this superhero of the Christian faith? I don't know and I don't care. Such questions, while certainly up for debate in cynical circles of scholarship, are immaterial to my appreciation of Christmas! I am blessed and I L.O.V.E. my family ... that's enough for me. Message To The Loyal Livestyle Community: GOD Bless Y.O.U., one and all. Now, pass the Coquito!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Swizz Beatz Talks Art Appreciation x Investing @ Blackenterprise.Com.

Nicki Minaj As Princess Jasmine Addresses The Fruitless Nature Of "Haterism" @ MTVNews.Com.

NEW MUSIC: Kanye West Ft. Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Vado, Pusha-T, Cyhi Da Prince, Big Sean, Teyana Taylor And Musiq - Christmas In Harl3m (Dirty)(DJ)

Streaming Audio/Download Link: Kanye West Ft. Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Vado, Pusha-T, Cyhi Da Prince, Big Sean, Teyana Taylor And Musiq Soulchild - Christmas In Harlem (Dirty)(DJ)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS:  Apparently, having realized what a glaring career mistake it would have been to carry on an empty feud with Mr. West, Mr. West, Uptown NYC's champion representers, the Diplomats, have come to their senses and issued a cease-and-desist order on the bullshit rap beef meat marketing plan order for the holidays.  Their reward?  Jim Jones, Cam'ron and Vado get to appear alongside Yeezy, Pusha-T, Cyhi Da Prince, Big Sean, Teyana Taylor and Musiq Soulchild on the official completed version of "Christmas In Harlem".  It's only right. I've been waiting for a respectable tagless version of this joint since last week, but fuck it! This'll do in the meantime G. Merry Christmas to all and to all a G.O.O.D. night!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Red Cafe - Certified (Official Music Video)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: I can't lie ... off the sample alone I fux with this record something serious. "WHAT ELSSSSSSSE!?"

Spend A Day With Tahiry Jose @ BlowhiphopTV.

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Dom Kennedy - Locals Only (Directed By Bryant Robinson For Topshelf Company)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Yeah, it's Tuesday and I know yall could really use some Dom Kennedy in your life. You're welcome. You're ALL welcome!

And Now ... Ladies x Gentlemen: A Very Special Pepsi® Max Christmas Story From Snoop Dogg.

Jameson® Gold Reserve = Put The Milk x Cookies Away ... It's Time To Play.

Buy Jameson® Gold Reserve Online Here: Thewhiskeyexchange.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: My legendary predilection for a good glass of hooch notwithstanding, whiskey really is a wonderful gift for the Christmas season. Now, while a 750ml bottle of Jameson® Rarest Vintage Reserve Irish Whiskey is certainly the way to go, @ roughly $279, it might be a little too much to drop on the l-i-q's after having presumably already broken the bank copping presents for the family. Thankfully, Jameson®'s Gold Reserve is a classy alternative that is more than worthy of getting the wrapping paper and red ribbon treatment!

This full bodied "how do ya do?" is a sumptuous blend of 3 of whiskeys aged in virgin oak barrels, bourbon barrels and sherry casks - the combination of which accounts for this whiskeys subtle complexity and honey roasted sweetness. Yup, founder John Jameson would be super proud! We can't be expected drink Hennessy all of our lives, now can we? That's what we call a rhetorical question friends ... lol. Cheers!