Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Nicki Minaj Ft. Sean Garrett - Massive Attack (Co-Starring Amber Rose)(Official Music Video)(Directed By Hype Williams)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Yup, it's official: Nicki Minaj has made the Gummy Bears magic berry juice "bounce" from the occasionally awkwardly lumpy butt pads to full-on Angel Lola Luv endorsed Hydrogel ass shots! This AINT your momma's Mattel® manufactured Barbie® doll!


On Newsstands Now: Young Jeezy x Trey Songz Cover The April/May 2010 Vibe Magazine x Nicki Minaj x Drake Cover The April 2010 XXL Magazine.



CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: NOTE: The April/May 2010 Vibe Magazine is a dual cover featuring the formerly "Young" Jeezy and Trey Songz, however, in the wake of the brief, yet intense Trey-1-N-1 outbreak that swept away the hearts of budding P.Y.T.'s everywhere earlier this year, I will only be posting Mr. 17.5's canvas as I refuse to broadcast any sexually suggestive content that might cause my still tender recovering female readers to relapse. I have a responsibility to them AND, more importantly, myself because, while Trey is a cool nigga, I don't give a fuck about that statutory type shit ... lol. If any Livestyle readers of the fairer sex care to see that other cover posted here, please feel free to petition my little sister Aisha and tell her to get back on her j-o-b.

Oh yeah, the April 2010 XXL Magazine features Nicki "Female-Rappers-Are-Irrelevant-So-I-Will-Have-To-Do" Minaj and Drizzy "I'm-A-Corny-Nigga-But-At-Least-I-Know-It-And-That-Almost-Makes-Me-Cool" Drake AKA "Wheelchair Jimmy" on the marquee. Y.O.U. see it!

The First Lady of LiveStyle Says: Bro say no more! I may be M.I.A. around these parts but I'll never forget about my LiveStyle duties! It's only fair that I give my girls some eye candy around here. We see enough Nikki Minaj look-a-likes on the regular. #NoShots! LOL! With that being said, I want my fellow LiveStyle Ladies to indulge in this helluva cover Trey graced his presence with!


The Scarface Elementary School Play = Hilarious!

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: This might be the fudgin' funniest Scarface parody that I have ever seen! Say hello to my little friends!

Fat Joe Prepares To Introduce The World To "The Darkside" x Talks His "Kilo" Collabo With Cam'ron x The Clipse @ MTVNews.Com.

Waka Flocka Flame Ft. Diddy x Rick Ross - O Let's Do It (Remix)(Official Music Video Trailer)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Shout out to 57thave.Com on the early drop. Good shit!

Behind The Scenes: Mizz D.R. x Yami Doll Photoshoots @ TheDimepieceTV = Jizz. In. My. Pants. (NOTE: NSFW ... Unless Y.O.U. Work From Home)




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Raekwon - Canal Street (Official Music Video)(Directed By LaMarck For LaMarck Films)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Raekwon = undisputed #Topchef. "Canal Street" video = fake Louis Vuitton handbag Canal Street #Bottombudget ... lol. #Truestory.

Build-A-Bear Workshop® x Ryan Seacrest Aint Got NOTHING On This Double Dose Of Classic Lo!

Check Out The Current eBay Auction Of My Dreams/Nightmares Here: Wash Your Mouth Out With Soap!

Check Out The Current eBay Auction Of My Dreams/Nightmares Here (Pt. 2: The Revenge!): Heavens To Betsy!

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Livestyle faithful make no mistake - I am an aesthetic elitist whom delights in few Earthly things more than celebrating and, indeed, championing the cult of the genuine and raising an overflowing Veuve Clicquot filled flute to the fall of the lames. Yet, even as I rally against culture vultures and style poachers whose terribly superficial entrée into this esteemed world is barely worth the inflated price printed on their vintage/thrift store or eBay purchased ticket, I must admit that I too have a price. Well, "price" may be the wrong choice of word - however, there are staunch stances that I have taken that, under the right circumstances, I might be willing to compromise. Case In Point: The Ralph Lauren Polo cashmere "Executive" Teddy Bear knit and the Ralph Lauren Polo cream "Polo Crest/Crizzy" knit.

That I would even consider spending upwards of $800 on either of these turtlenecks (NOTE: I hate turtleneck ... anything! Yes, I am proudly circumcised ... lol) lets Y.O.U. know just how powerful these O.G. pieces really are. Whilst new age Polo fans openly weep over the "Snow Beach" pullover made popular by Raekwon in Wu-Tang Clan's classic "Can It Be All Simple" video, it is precisely this iconic visibility that gives that I.T. it's perceived value, rather than it's actual scarcity. Simply put, Y.O.U. tell me how many pristine "Executive" bears and "Crizzy" knits Y.O.U. see ANYWHERE as compared to "Snow Beach" pullovers in the span of a single calendar year. If Y.O.U. come across either 1 of these crispy treats more than Y.O.U. see "Snow Beach" zip-ups for sale, I will personally reach in my pocket and give Y.O.U. a "G" my G ... lol. That's how confident the fuck I am homie.

In the pantheon of Polo heroes there are a good 20 or so cornerstone I.T.'s (NOTE: Such notables as the "Super Uni Crest" sweater, the O.G. "Circle Suicide Ski" goose and/or matching "Flip" vest, the "Cookie" knit with "POLO USA" spellout down the arm, the O.G. 1992 "Sitdown" Teddy Bear knit and the P-Wing "Rings" sweater to name only a few) upon which many a strong collection has been built and the "Executive" Teddy and the Lo "Crest/Crizzy" knits BOTH belong in that rarified class.

Alas, as the dope boy certified fresh "Lo-End Theory" calvacade of stars draws nie, it still turns my stomach and spurns my pride to imagine just how much new jack simpleton collectors have adversely contributed to the ridiculous ballooning of this subprime-market bubble and how I - a nigga who, back in the day, would've either popped the "Lizzy" on these items myself and/or paid the hood standard half-price to a much more proficient booster to "tief" them for me - might be taxed like a common sucker for a cherished portion of my history. Ehhhhh, what Y.O.U. gonna do? We ALL have our "Holy Grail". It is what it is.


Pursuant to the mission, processes, functions and goals of the Livestyle Graduate School Of Flyer Design, it is incumbent upon me as Dean Of Trueness to provide source material to all referenced material associated with a particular entry. Even though, if Y.O.U. are unfamiliar with the Hype Williams directed vehicle for Wu-Tang's "Can It Be All So Simple", Y.O.U. should go fuck yourself ... lol. Don't be worthless. "Sunshine plays a major part in the day time/Peace to mankind/Ghostface carry a black 9 ... nigga" Know the ledge.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Behind The Scenes: Diddy x Dirty Money "Hello, Good Morning" (NCAA "March Madness" Edition)(Airing On CBS April 5, 2010 @ 9PM EST)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS:  NOTE:  A fresh out of the GA state pen T.I.P. lent his pen and his voice to the original version of this record off of Diddy's terrifically late to the station "Last Train To Paris". All aboard!

Fabolous - Body Ya (Off That TINC2)(Official Music Video)

Who's Ready For NCAA Final Four Action ... In 3D!?

"3D Final Four games to be shown in Brooklyn


Last Updated: 12:06 PM, March 29, 2010

Posted: 12:51 AM, March 29, 2010

CBS is going to show the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament in 3D in about 50 movie theaters around the country -- the latest event to push 3D into the mainstream.

But so far only one theater in New York -- the Pavillion in Park Slope, Brooklyn -- has signed up.

The special 3D telecasts will cover two nights -- two semi-final games on Saturday night and the finals next Monday.

Ticket prices have been set at $25.

Originally, CBS said the games would be shown in around 100 theaters, but so far only about half that many have been named.

The first 3D TV sets went on sale in the US last month and the first ads for the sets -- with families wearing 3D glasses perched in awe on their couches -- began airing on TV last week.

Sports is among the first programming available on the new, high-tech format.

MSG aired a Rangers hockey game last week in 3D (and also in some theaters). And ESPN plans to broadcast several World Cup soccer games in the format.

Fox and ESPN also produced several college football games in 3D that were seen in a handful of theaters."

Information Courtesy Of: NYPost.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS:  In this post-Avatar world, clearly, the only next logical step is to transform every facet of our entertainment into a 3 Dimensional county fair for the senses. In fact, Bausch & Lomb® and ACUVUE® are both locked in a vicious licensing dispute over standard production and marketing of a disposable day-to-day contact lens ... lol.

Anyway, until our entire lives are projected from the Heavens in fully enhanced 3D glory, the masses will be forced to herd into random public movie theatres and don super cool reality bending glasses to get their jollies! To that end, the "All Seeing" Illuminati-tastic CBS eye has teamed up with the NCAA to broadcast the Final Four basketball tournament live in 3D in about 50 theaters.

Sounds awesome, right? Right! So, why has the initial push to include 100 theatres nationwide been watered down to a half-assed 50 participating movie houses AND why is only 1 theater in Brooklyn, NY representing for the whole "Empire State"? I mean, @ $25 per ticket is this promotion expected to be a revenue loss leader? Not enough hardcore hard court college hoops fans in the NYC? Hey, your guess is as good as mine compadre.

I would have gladly trooped with a few of the homies to Manhattan to catch some 3D b-ball action, but being able to watch the Final Four @ Brooklyn's very own Prospect Park West overlooking Pavillion Theater (NOTE: A great "low" spot to slide your sidepieces/smuts/smeezies/jump-offs/scallywags/hood boogers et. al. particularly if Y.O.U. are NOT from Park Slope ... lol) makes this telecast that much better! Yes, once again, Brooklyn keeps on takin' it! LOL. Good shit!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Young Jeezy Ft. USDA - Bag Music (Official Music Video)

Kanye West - Street Lights (Official Music Video)(Directed By Spike Jonze x Jonathan Bensimon)(Edited By YeezyDude)

Erykah Badu - Window Seat (Official Music Video)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Stories surrounding Erykah Badu's sizable ASSets have been circulating for quite some time now and, let me ASSure Y.O.U., that the tales of her tremendous "tail" are NO exaggeration. See, once upon a time before technology made home studios upstart artist de rigueur, I used to regularly find myself in late night sessions in high end recording studios in Midtown Manhattan, NYC and, on 1 such night, I had the pleasure of meeting Erykah Badu.

I went to visit my man Kevin "Phantom" Rudolf @ SONY Studios (NOTE: Yes, the White guitarist repackaged as a Rock-N-Roll bad boy signed to Cash Money Records) who was adding some awesome strings to the sonic landscape of a David Banner session. It was some basic real nigga shit - David Banner and his team were nothing short of accommodating.

As the Hennessey flowed and tracks were played, artists from other rooms meandered in and out of our session every so often. Fat Joe stopped by to crack some jokes, but the only "crack" that mattered that night was that which belonged to Ms. Erykah Badu. As she casually sat next to me on the obligatory black leather studio couch she captivated the entire room with not only her beauty but, more endearingly, her warmth of character and general ease. No diva bullshit. No self-imploding star desperation. Erykah Badu was as cool as the other side of the pillow and it scared me because, in that very instant, I understood the unique power that she had to drive otherwise sane men to trade all of their worldly possessions for the promise of a life with her filled with long barefoot walks, vegan diets, chewsticks galore and more dashiki threads than an African swap meet.

Anyway, watch this guerrilla style/1 take visual and see why this Dallas, Texas D-Girl drives ALL of the "conscious" rapper boys cah-ray-zee! LOL. Good shit!

The Brunch Bunch Pt. 80

Reverend T.D. Jakes Approved.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Tina Fey's Tracy Morgan Impersonation On The Late Show With David Letterman = Hilarious!


Red Cafe Ft. Fabolous - I'm Ill (Official Music Video)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Although the release of this video for "I'm Ill" is exact opposite of punctual, I still fux with it. In Related News: I would like a positive I.D. and background check performed on the tasty tattooed lady featured throughout this visual. CSI don't fail me now! LOL. Holla @ ya boy in BK!

The "Lo-End Theory" Ralph Lauren Polo Convention In NYC = Lo Lovers Rock.

Information Courtesy Of: Theshillzdarealzshow.Blogspot.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Celebrated by corner store couture connoisseurs the world over, the Lo-Life name and, more importantly their influence, has gone global and we ALL owe them an immeasurable debt of gratitude.

This Brooklyn born collective played an integral role in refining our urban fashion vocabulary and I believe there to be a special V.I.P. gasoline bottle service section in H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks reserved for the unscrupulous imposters whom make every flimsy attempt to appropriate their reputation and spirit.. See, in spite of being raised and trained on the rugged terrain of Franklin Avenue to be an orange boxcutter wielding Decepticon - the official arch nemeses of this Polo brigade - I have always loved to get fly and, as such, very much respect the Lo-Life cause.

Furthermore, no matter what amount of Georges Marciano Guess®, Fila, Tommy Hilfiger, DKNY or Nautica that I wore, Ralph Lauren has ALWAYS been my designer of choice. In the interest of full disclosure though, I must admit that I had little say in the matter as my super cool Godfather had the prescience to nurture my sense of style by keeping me dipped in Lo from head-to-toe long before I even knew what a "Horsey" logo was and I am oh sooooooooooooooo thankful ... lol. #Truestory.

Anyway, while this "Lo-End Theory" Convention will surely be a magnet for pretentious pretenders who think that dropping $1,000 on an O.G. I.T. on eBay qualifies them to be a card carrying "Lo-Life", I also have every confidence that many genuine ladies and gentlemen of Lo leisure will be in attendance.

As this entry goes to press I am assembling a powerful team of elite Polo experts to join me @ New York City's Highline Ballroom on Sunday April 12, 2010. (DISCLAIMER: Seating is limited. If Y.O.U. are more square than a pool table and twice as green, waste neither your time nor mine. Suckers need not apply.) Oh yeah, shout out to the Lo-Life pioneer Shillz for posting this flyer 1st! Good shit!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Behind The Scenes: Ludacris Ft. Trina, Diamond x Eve "My Chick Bad Remix" Video Shoot.

My Chick Bad Remix Video(BTS) from DTP TV on Vimeo.

The Nike Sportswear x Mister Cartoon USA CO-LAB T-Shirt = Fly Like An Eagle.

"With an unique panache, Nike Sportswear’s Six (6) Collaboration Project allows fans from 6 nations to cheer on their home teams as preparation gets underway for 2010 FIFA World Cup. Each of the offerings will be an alternative off the field kit for players from USA, England, Brazil, France, Netherlands, and the World Cup host nation of South Africa. As with any collaboration, Nike commissioned a local artisan for each region as a method to better highlight the contemporary culture of the nation through artistic expression. This include tattoo virtuoso, Mister Cartoon.

In the form of might and witty amusement, the Los Angeles base[d] artist selected the national symbol of pride, the bald eagle, as the representation for his collaboration. Done in the now familiar black ink silhouette, the brisk-looking bird of prey emanates a curious mix of killer instinct and jovialness. Talons extended, at the ready, 13-star halo crowned the beast signify the original 13 colonies in the founding of the nation.

The Nike Sportswear x Mister Cartoon - CO-LAB T-Shirt for USA is now available at

Style: 374496-100
Color: White/Lyon Blue/Black"

Information Courtesy Of: Freshnessmag.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Although our union is far from perfect, in light of the Obama administration's successful passage of the historic Healthcare Reform initiative, I am feeling pretty stoked about the USA right about now (NOTE: *Cue "Team America" Voice* "America! Fuck yeah!"). So, while the brand spanking new Nike Sportswear x Mister Cartoon USA CO-LAB T-Shirt is a masterful ingredient in the 2010 FIFA World Cup commemorative Six (6) Collaboration Project, Y.O.U. most certainly do NOT have to be a soccer fan to appreciate this dope collection's goal.

Sporting a pristine, basic silhouette, this white t-shirt serves as a desirable canvas for the ingenious ink of Mister Cartoon - a man who has left his indelible mark of artistry on the hides of many a grateful person. No ridiculous Bedazzler© festooned tomfoolery over here boys and girls, just a b-a-d ass 13 star haloed black stenciled bald eagle ready to strike! I mean, if Y.O.U. truly wanna get fly, why not "fly like an eagle"? LOL. Up, up and away!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hitting Newsstands Next Week: Jeezy Covers The April, 2010 Issue Of Vibe Magazine (Promo Shot)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Notwithstanding the apparent discarding of the "Young" portion of his name (NOTE: A decision that undoubtedly stems from the class action lawsuit levied against Young Money, et. al. and their refusal to cease and desist all abuse of the formerly original "Young" nom de plume), Jay "Jeezy" Jenkins will, in my eyes, remain "Forever Young". Of course Mr. 17.5 gets the cover of the revived Vibe Magazine ... TM103 is on the way baby! JEFE!

Behind The Scenes: David LaChapelle For Maybach Zeppelin.

Method Man x Raekwon x Ghostface - Our Dreams (Official Music Video)(Directed By Rik Cordero)

Full Throttle Preview (Funkmaster Flex's New MTV2 Show): Fabolous x Mike Epps Rate The Assets Of Lil Kim, Kim Kardashian x Nicki Minaj @ XXLmag.Com.

The Limited Edition Hublot King Power F1™ Watch = Down With The King!

"Hublot have become the official timekeeper for F1 racing and to celebrate have created a limited edition. The Hublot King Power F1 has a large forty eight millimeter matte black ceramic case and bezel with a rubber strap. The partially skeletonized dial is made of carbon and features the F1 logo in white gold. Only five hundred of the watches will be made and will be available exclusively from Hublot stores."

Information Courtesy Of: Sybarites.Org
Read The Official Hublot Power King F1™ Press Release Here: Horomundi.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: To be sure, Livestyle endeavors to convey a clarity of purpose with exceptional respect to the appreciation of everlasting style. Now, such ceaseless quality in fashion is typically synonymous with brands that often have centuries long track records of excellence, however, sometimes a relative "new kid on the block" is able to stand shoulder to shoulder with the established greats. This is the case with Hublot.

Born in 1980, Carlo Crocco's visionary firm has become a beaming beacon of brilliance lighting the path to the forefront of high end watchmaking. Today, Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver carries on this transcendent tradition of innovation with impressive designs and exciting strategic collaborations. The Hublot King Power F1™ Watch (The official timekeeper of Formula 1™ racing) marks the latest in a silky string of dope high tech sports partnerships for Hublot.

Limited to a scant 500 units worldwide (Numbered 01/500 to 500/500), the King Power F1™ features a huge 48mm black matte ceramic case, bezel and partially skeletonized carbon fiber dial along with the signature Hublot rubber strap. Peel off a few stacks from your bankroll and claim "pole position" ... lol. Good shit!


Per our iron clad Livestyle user agreement, your undying devotion is to be rewarded with nuggets of knowledge artfully tucked within entry titles and behind sentences. Although I fancy the magnificently creative manipulation of words, every excursion need not be a literary labryinth ... sometimes I've gotta throw the people a bone ... lol. Case In Point: The title of this post.

I mean, seriously, if Y.O.U. aren't familiar with Run DMC's classic return record "Down With The King" that I so appropriately referenced, then Y.O.U. might just be reading the wrong blog my nigga ... lol. Yes, the boys from Hollis, Queens put the Adidas shell toes in the closet, laced up some Timbs and stomped their way into 1993 with this Pete Rock produced banger. Listen and L.O.V.E. it! Know the ledge.