Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Rick Ross - Hard In The Paint (Freestyle)(Official Music Video)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Message To Señor Rozay: Please be so kind as to direct your team of accountants to immediately reforecast your personal operating budget to include the emergency purchase of a 3 pack of Hanes® "Wifebeater" Undershirts size XXXXXL, put your damn glasses back on and THEN resubmit this video to the world ... lol. "BAAAAAAAAAAAAAWSE!"

Amber Rose x The Dream Take Over Club Play In Miami @ IMFlashy.Com.

Amber Rose x The-Dream x Club Play x ImFlashy from ImFlashy.com on Vimeo.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Brunch Bunch Pt. 100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (The "Aint No Party Like A Livestyle Party Cuz A Livestyle Party Don't Stop" Edition!)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: A little over 2 years ago, when I initially created what would later become the award winning "Brunch Bunch" series, I could not have fathomed that this carefully curated weekly collection of cuties would so unanimously win the hearts and minds of the esteemed Livestyle community. What was originally conceived as a decidedly gratuitous nearly nude interlude from my random rants and postings of the week has since blossomed into it's very own brand and has spawned quite a few imitators too (NOTE: I see yall putos!)! Yes, the unparalleled power of the P-U-S-S-Y is undoubtedly in full effect ... lol.

Anyway, that having been said, I would like to truly thank Y.O.U. for your continued support of the "Brunch Bunch" and give Y.O.U. my assurance that the best is still yet to come. I hope that this ASSortment of beauties brings a Coca-Cola smile to your eyes every Sunday ... lol. You're welcome. You're ALL Welcome!

Reverend T.D. Jakes Approved.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Jadakiss Ft. Styles P - Top 5 Dead Or Alive (Official Music Video)

Lloyd Banks x Fabolous Discuss A Possible Collabo With Joe Budden For "Mood Muzik 4" @ Realtalkny.Net.

NEW MUSIC: Kanye West Ft. Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver - Monster (Dirty)(NO DJ)

Streaming Audio/Download Link: Kanye West Ft. Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver - Monster (Dirty)(NO DJ)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: In yet another "this looks better on paper" moment, Kanye West's all-star line up of Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and some guy named Bon Iver fail to deliver the knock out blow that one would expect from this "Monster" record. I still have high hopes that "Good Ass Job" will be a good ass album but, this joint is just decent. Forgive me in advance if my standards are a tad higher than yours ... lol. It is what it is.

*BREAKING NEWS* This just in! Kanye West just announced via Twitter that he and Jay-Z will be dropping a 5 song EP entitled "Watch The Throne" sometime in the near future. Now we're talking! Stay tuned!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Fabolous - Lights Out (Official Music Video)

Spotted Über Early Online @: Motiondose.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Listen, either Fabolous's eardrum is as chipped as his front tooth thereby drastically hindering his ability to choose quality beats for himself OR Lex Luger pulled a fast 1 on this nigga! I mean, it's almost inconceivable that the same producer behind Waka Flocka Flame's infectious "Oh Let's Do It" and Rick Ross's thunderous "B.M.F." pushed this boring paint-by-numbers "club" banger turd out the ass of his MPC ... lol. Whatever. Press play and watch Fab get his glow in the dark on! "Lights out!"

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Red Café x Diddy Perform "Money, Money, Money" x "I'm Ill" Live @ Power 105.1's "Power Live" Concert In NYC.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: *Cue Red Café Patented Adlib Voice* "What else!?"

PUSH! Montana Ft. Curt@!n$ - I'm Alive (Official Music Video)

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Upon nearing the end of this video please do NOT let the fact that Curt@!n$ cannot play basketball to save his life adversely affect your appreciation of this good hood visual ... lol.)


Preview: The Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2010/2011 Womenswear Collection By Karl Lagerfeld.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I Can't Believe That It's Really Been 9 Years Already! R.I.P. Ms. Aaliyah Dana Haughton.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: I absolutely L.O.V.E. the late great Aaliyah's peerless remake of this Isley Brother's classic "At Your Best (You Are Love)" ... this is without question truly 1 of my favorite I-get-drunk-and-close-my-eyes-and-reminisce records of all time! #RIPBABYGIRL

Rick Ross x Diddy Perform "I'm Not A Star" Live @ Power 105.1's "Power Live" Concert In NYC.

The Nike Sportswear (NSW) Spring 2011 Destroyer Varsity Jacket = Official School Yard Bully Fresh For 2-Oh-11.

"Lifestyle and fashion blogger, Marcus Troy, previews this new Nike Sportswear Spring 2011 Destroyer Jacket that was given to him after being customized by his friends at Nike. The Destroyer Jacket features a Black body with White sleeves and various embroidered words and graphics on the jacket including “XXIV” on the back of the jacket, “Battle” on the left sleeve of the jacket, and finally “Know” and “Originate” on the front of the jacket. As an added bonus, Nike Sportswear lasered Marcus Troy’s new logo on the bottom of one of the sleeves. Check out more details of this jacket after the jump."

Information Courtesy Of: Freshnessmag.Com x Marcustroy.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Apparently, fellow lifestyle blogger and trend forecaster Sir Marcus Troy of the eponymous Marcustroy.Com, not only has friends in high places but, also, fly places as well. How else could one explain his being hand picked, as if by some cosmic consent, to personally brandish this Nike Sportswear (NSW) Spring 2011 Varsity Jacket.

This bad boy features your traditional high school varsity jacket silhouette of wool body and leather arms both of which are emblazoned with the Roman Numerals for "24" (Kobe!) "XXIV" between the shoulders on the back of this piece as well as the words "Battle" down the left sleeve. Additionally, the words "Know" (NOTE: Scripted in side of an "Ace Of Spades" symbol) and "Originate" appear as a nice "How Do Ya Do?" applique on the chest. Niiiiiiiice. Oh yeah, did I mention that Nike also customized this jacket for the homie by laser etching Marcus Troy's new logo right above the cuff of the right sleeve too!? This son of a gun just scored a true 1-of-1 from the good folks @ NSW, huh? Cool.

This year I promise that I have to take this blog to the next level and give Y.O.U. a bit more of my personal exclusives ... bet that! I most definitely need this certainly limited edition jacket in an XL ASAP! Good shit!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Live From Paris: Designer Talk With Artistic Director Alber Elbaz @ FashionTV x The Lanvin Fall/Winter 2010/2011 Womenswear Collection (Full Show)



Kat "I Look Like Swizz Beatz In Drag" Stacks Strikes Again x Catches Soulja Boy Skiing! PLUS: A Special Livestyle Commentary On Attention Whoring.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Not that Soulja Boy has ever said OR done anything in his public life to even remotely give me the impression that he was somehow of above-average intelligence but, come the fuck on little nigga! Kat Stacks!? Is this chick's vaginal cavity lined with gold bullion? Do her silly-cone titties drip the sweetest ambrosia from her post-op cross-eyed nipples?

Y.O.U. know what? I don't even blame this obviously very lost and troubled young lady ... I blame all of the so-called "men" whom continually invite this bacteria into their houses, cars and hotel rooms and then conveniently fly into a fit of cowardly rage and put their hands on her when she does to them what she does to everybody else and temporarily ruins their lives. She is the "Montezuma's Curse" food poisoning of glorified groupie fucking. Nobody told Y.O.U. to eat that Quesadilla from that sketchy taco stand @ 4AM hombre. That's your b-a-d ... lol.

As a moderately elder statesman in this Hip Hop thing of ours, I, perhaps inevitably, too bear some of the blame. Although Livestyle has been online fighting the good fight against all forms of cultural mediocrity for the better part of 2 years now (NOTE: I knoooooooooow, right? Time flies when you're having fun and kicking ass ... lol) it is grievously apparent that somewhere along the line my generation abandoned the youth and left them to aimlessly go play in internet traffic.

I am sorry.

To help in the battle against juvenile "I-Wanna-Be-Down-Syndrome", I would like to officially announce the opening of the Livestyle Attention Whore Recovery Clinic. This out-patient facility is designed to ween our youth off of their addictions to Facebook, Twitter and all other forms of "Hey-look-@-me" social networking media.

With a special emphasis on self-esteem construction, survival and recovery we are dedicated to teaching these little twerps how to escape the clutches of dry-snitching and voluntary public humiliation in the hopes that they may again 1 fine day regain their GOD given individuality and their privacy. Please, tell a friend to tell a friend to contact us today!

Soooooooooooooooooo Basically, Rick Ross Says, "Young Jeezy Who? I've Got An Album To Promote!" @ MTVNews.Com.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Look @ this guy! Rick Ross is truly, truly something else ... lol. "BAAAAAAAAAWSE!"

Curt@!n$ Ft. Dom Kennedy - 2 Sports Cars (Over That Good Wu-Tang "The M.G.M." Instrumental)(Freestyle)(Official Music Video)

CurT@!n$ "2 Sports Cars" feat. Dom Kennedy from CurT@!n$ on Vimeo.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: New shit from the homie Curt@!n$ featuring Dom Kennedy entitled "2 Sports Cars" off that "The Dissertation: The Wu-Thesis" mixtape. Good shit!




At this stage of my life I can readily admit that my heightened sense of style and the demanding standards to which I adhere can sometimes put me @ a disadvantage when it comes to discovering new trails off the beaten path. This is particularly true with the current bumper crop of internet-made MC's - many of whom I regard as little more than crude gruel concocted to temporarily feed the fickle Trendoid cyborg beings that dominate much of today's music scene. I, however, have learned that I cannot paint everybody with that same frayed brush. Case In Point: Dom Kennedy.

Sure, I had seen his name all over the place online, I was in no rush to download ANY of his music. All of that changed though once the homie Sickamore invited me and the team out to 1 of his Hipster-ific "Famous Factory" showcases and I got to witness Leimert Park's finest do his thing.

Listen, a nigga like me is notorious for walking out on acts just for looking wack, but, this time I fellback and absorbed this curiously strange new underground phenomena and I'm glad that I did.

A gang of artists performed that night (NOTE: Shout out to my nigga Smoke DZA!) and most of them put it down, but Dom Kennedy's music stuck with me. To be clear, I had no real preconceived notions about him or his music specifically, I just didn't care ... lol. As he launched into his set though, I immediately found myself nodding my head and actually enjoying his show (NOTE: A triumph which is somewhat of a rarity these days ... lol).

Make no mistake, Dom Kennedy is NO lyrical genius, but he does know how to make a damn good song! He remains true to his rich "West$ide" roots without crawling into the comfort of the always predictable "gang banger" pigeon hole and delivers his unique brand of simplistically witty street tales that are only enhanced by his keen ear for beat selection. See, I don't need to be beat over the head with a Webster's Rhyming Dictionary and force fed a slew of flat punchlines that only go from unfunny to even less funny with each listen. No gimmicks and no frills, Dom Kennedy knows what he's doing boys and girls.

In any event, If Y.O.U. are as unfamiliar with Dom Kennedy as I once was, please consider the "BONUS" section of this post as a primer. On the other hand, if you're already up on this "Left" Coast audio dope slinger, then just press play and enjoy the ride. "Choose up!"

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Rick Ross x Chrisette Michelle Perform "Aston Martin Music" Live @ Central Park Summerstage In NYC 8/21/10.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Big shout out to my peoples on the train courtesy of Chrisette "Where Did My Weave Go?" Michelle ... lol! MTA MetroCard® music ... lol! "BAAAAAAAAAAWSE!"

The Brunch Bunch Pt. 99 (The "We About To Make History" Edition!)

Reverend T.D. Jakes Approved.