Thursday, September 30, 2010

Rick Ross Ft. Drake x Chrisette Michelle - Aston Martin Music (Official Music Video) x Behind The Scenes Of "I'm Not A Star" @ SpiffTV.



Drizzy "Wheelchair Jimmy" Drake Brings Out Jay-Z To Perform "Light Up" x More Live @ Radio City Music Hall In NYC 09/29/10.

The Limited Edition Hublot Big Bang King Power "Black Magic" Watch = The New Favorite Watch Of Alex Rodriguez x The Young Illuminati!

"35 year old star Yankee player Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) entered a very small club of baseball players over the summer when he hit his 600th home run. That also made him the younger baseball player in history to reach the 600 home run mark. To celebrate this achievement, Hublot - in cooperation with Manfredi Jewels - awarded Rodriguez with a limited edition Hublot watch recently. A Rod received a Big Bang King Power Black Magic watch that comes in a 48mm wide ceramic bezeled case. It has a complex split second chronograph movement with a power reserve indicator as well as an exposed column wheel on the dial that is part of the chronograph mechanism. The watch is limited to just 500 pieces and is a luxury timepiece by all accords. See Alex wearing the watch in the image next to that of the timepiece."

Information Courtesy Of: Luxist.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: A good watch need not merely be a literal marker of time. Heavens, no! A sumptuous timepiece may also serve as a precious monument to a specific time - a thoughtful keepsake of a gift given on any special occasion worth commemorating in grand style. Such is the case with the limited edition Hublot Big Bang King Power "Black Magic" watch awarded to the New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez upon becoming the youngest player in M.ajor L.eague B.aseball history to hit 600 home runs.

With a relatively short production run of just 500 pieces (NOTE: While researching this entry, my-brother-from-the-same-glorious-mother, Niketown, posed a great simple question: "If this is for A-Rod hitting 600 home runs, how come they're not releasing 600 watches?" A very valid observation indeed. A full Livestyle inquest into the matter is now pending ... lol) this latest incarnation of Hublot's favorite son, the "Big Bang", continues this fanciful firm's triumphant march down the brave path that company founder Carlo Crocco blazed little more than 30 years ago. Yes, the original "Rubber Band Man" (NOTE: Sorry T.I. No disrespect intended my G. Pop a pill and chillax ... lol) Carlo Crocco introduced a new sort of informal luxury to the snooty world of horological purebreds and, since taking over design duties in 2004, C.E.O. Jean-Claude Biver has only succeeded in pushing this revolutionary brand to new heights of design reality.

While Hublot has never been known to shy away from obese diamond dials that toe that very fine line between brilliant badges of decadence and vulgar monstrosities, the Big Bang King Power "Black Magic" is truly a competent high end sports watch in every sense of the word. This timepiece is meant to be worn and enjoyed! Composed of a 48mm black ceramic case, this automatic split-second "Foudroyante" chronograph is a paean to functionality as art. Hey, who says that "utilitarian" is a bad word? LOL. If A-Rod can kick the steroids, so can Y.O.U.! LOL. Holla @ ya boy in BK!

Monday, September 27, 2010

"I'm Your Hero, Not No Zero ... Just Call Me 'Stezo The Fly Negro'"

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: I am willing to go out on a limb on this one and assume that Y.O.U. know absolutely NOTHING of EPMD's former dancer turned rapper Steve "Stezo" Williams and his limited body of Hip Hop musical work ... lol. If, however, I am wrong and a handful of Y.O.U. actually do remember this semi-obscure Jeep® Wrangler certified knocker circa 1989, I stand corrected and indeed owe Y.O.U. your very own "Grape Job!" scratch-n-sniff stickers! LOL. Holla @ ya boy in BK!

Diesel Presents ... Only The Brave: Vado.

Diesel Presents...Only The Brave: Vado
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Brunch Bunch Pt. 104

Reverend T.D. Jakes Approved.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Rick Ross - All I Want Is You (Freestyle)(Official Music Video)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Yup! As usual, physically incapable of allowing a certified club banger to go untouched, Rick Ross comes through and splashes some of that signature "Rozay" magic all over Miguel's hit single "All I Want Is You". "BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWSE!"

Diesel Presents ... Only The Brave: Nipsey Hussle.

Diesel Presents...Only The Brave: Nipsey Hussle
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NEW MUSIC: Kanye West Ft. Swizz Beatz, Jay-Z, Pusha T, Cyhi Da Prince And The Rza - So Appalled (Dirty)(NO DJ)

Streaming Audio/Download Link: Kanye West Ft. Swizz Beatz, Jay-Z, Pusha T, Cyhi Da Prince And The Rza - So Appalled (Dirty)(NO DJ)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Already enamored by the obviously incomplete reference version of "So Appalled" that surfaced almost a year ago featuring a solitary Kanye West verse, Mr. West, Mr. West has gone ahead and done the only thing possible to make this track better - enlisting a powerful all-star lineup. The fact that this lineup looks better on paper is another story though.

It's not that the combined efforts of Swizz Beatz, Jay-Z, Pusha T, Cyhi Da Prince and The RZA (NOTE: Yes, the "Abbot" himself ... lol) aren't a G.O.O.D. thing per se, it's just that the new and improved incarnation of "So Appalled" includes 2 artists who definitely do NOT belong on the track and 1 artist whose talents are completely underused.

Let's start from the top of the record, shall we? Look, I get it that Kanye West and Señor Swizzy have fast become super producer BFF's, but Alicia Keys's hubby aint got NO business on this song. His adlib intro to this record is annoying and unnecessary @ best.

Next, there's some kid named Cyhi Da Prince on here. "Da Prince" of what Y.O.U. ask? Possible of trying too hard to go in on this track surrounded by some of today's giants of the music game and being a little too punchliney for my exquisite tastes. Hey, following a reinvigorated Jigga Man and the standard dope boy decadence of Kingpin P is never an easy task ... especially for a no name MC, no matter how nice with his he may be. Nobody needs a verse from this guy on this track. Trim the fat.

Oh yeah, did I mention that this Cyhi Da Prince guy ALSO has hook duty, well up until the very end of the song when, out of nowhere, The Rza jumps in to clean up the chorus for 1 go a round. Yup, that's The RZA's feature ... all 30 seconds of it ... lol. In this era of Digidesign®/M-Audio® Pro-Tools and flying hooks, there's NO earthly reason for not making G.O.O.D. use of The Rza's unmistakable energy and voice for the entirety of the song. What a waste!

I know, I know, I'm talking a lot of shit, but, trust me homie, I really do fux with this record. Overall, Kanye West continues his "G.O.O.D. Friday" win streak. Press play and hear the big homie Jay-Z murder this shit and watch Pusha T bury it! Let the G.O.O.D. times roll!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Limited Edition Blancpain "Fifty Fathoms" Flyback Chronograph Complete Calendar = Get Your Money Up x Dive Right In!

"Blancpain has released a new model to its Fifty Fathoms collection. The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Flyback Chronograph Complete Calendar features the automatic Blancpain caliber 66BF8 movement which has a power reserve of up to 40 hours. The case is made of stainless steel with dual sapphire crystal displays and is water resistant up to three hundred meters. Other functions of the watch include, a complete calendar, moon phase and chronograph complications. The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Flyback Chronograph Complete Calendar is exclusively available from Blancpain in limited quantities."

Information Courtesy Of: Sybarites.Org

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Given my recent low output of posts, new adherents to the Livestyle order of greater refinement might wrongly assume that this destination is nothing more than an online shrine dedicated to new Hip Hop music and random scantily clad women. Thank GOD for my rich archives which chronicle a time before computer troubles ... lol.

Now, while it is most certainly true that Livestyle features it's fair share of up-to-the-minute music releases and freaky female teases, they are but components in our overall mission to celebrate joie de vivre @ it's finest. Anybody who's been reading this exceptional blog for more than a month knows that I have a luxury addiction that transcends mere popular label names and can only be satisfied by forgoing the "hype" and successfully identifying the "best of the best" regardless of price. It's about time that I get back to posting that next tax bracket fly shit, right? Right. I knew that Y.O.U. would agree.

Although I only own 2 high end timepieces (NOTE: And with the help of my partner in white collar crime, China, am currently working on my stainless steel Rolex Yachtmaster) I truly adore the art of watchmaking. I have come to appreciate the intricate complications almost as much, if not more so, than the polished faces that disguise them. Of course diamonds are nice, but the mechanisms that drive these mortgage busting tickers is where the REAL money is! The good people @ Blancpain know exactly what I'm talking about.

Founded in 1735 by Jehan-Jaques Blancpain, this storied Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches has survived its ups and downs to once again reemerge in 2010 as a premiere horological firm. Strict traditionalists, Blancpain has never produced watches with quartz movements OR a digital display. Watch enthusiasts have rewarded Blancpain's diligence with their papered up patronage and, now, Blancpain wishes to return the favor with the grand gesture that is the limited edition Blancpain "Fifty Fathoms" Flyback Chronograph Complete Calendar.

A favorite of legendary deep-sea diver and marine life champion Jacques Cousteau AND the preferred watch of the U.S. Navy circa 1964, the "Fifty Fathom" watch has been stylishly updated without sacrificing 1 iota of the functionality that brought it to prominence.

Although technically a "Dive" watch, Blancpain advertises this model as a "yachting watch" - which is much more accurate considering all of the complications in this baby. This 45mm steel cased beauty features the Blancpain in-house 66BF8 automatic calibre handmade movement and a "grand calendar" that's got everything from the day-and-date to a moonphase indicator. Niiiiiiiiiiice.

Yes, this column-wheel chronograph is a bit busy on the dial what with all of the extra functions and what not, however, it's got the right amount of sex appeal to seal the deal ... lol. It's a Mediterranean BLUEtiful thing!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Jay-Z Breaks Down His Verse For Coldplay's "Most Kingz" (Promo Trailer For His Forthcoming Autobiography "Decoded") x A Special LiveStyle Commentary.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Whereas the mainstream world has come to know the verse that Jay-Z describes in great detail in the above video clip from his after thought of a collaboration with his BFF Chris Martin and his amazing band, Coldplay, any Hip Hop aficionado worth his or her salt knows where this blitz of bars really originated.

Still reeling from the ego crushing shock of having his return album "Kingdom Come" more or less panned by critics and fans alike, a NOT so Young Vito touched down @ Hot 97 FM's Lower Manhattan studios with a chip on his shoulder and some shit to get off his chest. What happened next is the stuff that Hip Hop legend is made of. Atop Kanye West's "Grammy Family" beat, Jay-Z proceeded to anoint the airwaves of Funkmaster Flex's show with arguably 1 of the best radio freestyles ever breathed into existence. Nah, no bullshit son ... the homie really DID rap his ever loving Izod Lacoste™ socks off ... lol!

To truly appreciate this post "Kingdom Come"/pre "American Gangster" moment Y.O.U. kinda just had to be there, glued to your radio that night in October 2006. That having been said, chances are that many of Y.O.U. - particularly those based outside of the New York metropolitan area - missed this Halley's Comet like occurrence. Not to worry though, thanks to the miracle of the internet and the masses insatiable appetite for content, nearly 4 years after the fact, a full length video of this live on air MC clinic finally popped up online only a few weeks ago. Sure, the video is dark and grainy, but Y.O.U. get the point.

Come one, come all and witness a 1 hand in his pocket @ all times Jay-Z in full "Rain Man" mode as he stumbles and mumbles his way through a taster's menu of freshly picked verses from his "Marcy to Madison Square" garden of heirloom thoughts. There's more double entendres than Y.O.U. can shake a stick @ here boys and girls ... lol. "Hov got flow though he's no Big and Pac, but he's close. How I'm 'posed to win? They got me fighting ghosts ...", "Everybody wanna be the King then shots ring, you laying on your balcony with holes in your dream or you Malcolm X'd out, get distracted by screams. Everybody get your hand out my jeans!" Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!? This shit is just 1 big quotable my nigga. Stop playin'. Listen and L.O.V.E. it!


Helloooooo Ladies: Feast Your Eyes On The Limited Edition Va$htie Kola x Jordan Brand "Violette" Retro II's.

The First Lady of LiveStyle Says: I hate to say it but I am a bit jealous. I mean, who wouldn't be? The undisputed queen of the global "Downtown" scene, Va$htie Kola, just knocked out a major collab with Nike's Jordan Brand! That shoulda been me! lol. In due time though. Freind and fellow Livestyle family member, Rob Young (NOTE: Shhhhhhhhhhhhh! He's Chris's cousin AND Va$htie's manager), said he would never deny me of anything I ever wanted in life and I'm gonna hold him to that. LOL! K. Enough with the insiders. Back to the matter at foot ... lol.

Thankfully, Va$htie handled this one in a million gift from sneaker heaven with a connoisseur's appreciation for the classics and a tasteful eye for detail resisting any Hipsterific urge to go all paintball-game-meets-fashion color collage crazy on us! LOL. No, instead, the talented Ms. Kola opted to soften up this timeless silhouette with a very feminine (NOTE: But NOT in a faggy way ... lol) simple lavender accented by deep-purple colorway. These obviously über limited edition Violette themed Retro Jordan II's are scheduled to hit select Tier-0 account retail locations October 2nd.

Ok everybody, gather 'round, it's confession time. I, Aisha Ali, have never really been a fan of the II's. Wait! Hear me out. I always thought that they made my feet (NOTE: Which ARE small, thank Y.O.U. very much ... lol) look waaaaaaaaay too chunky; but that's just me. I know I'm not the only one tired of wearing my 4 inch stilettos. I'm sure some of Y.O.U. LiveStyle Ladies can pull them off!

Good luck getting your hands on these bad boys though, cuz I know hundreds of Va$htie's "downtown sweethearts"/cult followers will be waiting in line bright and early, from sea-to-shining-sea, like savages the morning that this dope girl fresh delivery drops! You've been warned.

Signing Off...

I Drop B.O.M.B.S. = Yes, I Am B.ack O.n M.y B.log S.hit!

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: To label the recent activity @ Livestyle as "atrocious" would imply that, while clearly sub-standard, there have, in fact, been some postings as of late. Unfortunately, that is NOT the case. Aside from this Sunday's latest ASStacular edition of the award-winning "Brunch Bunch" series, I have failed to publish any entries in over a week. I am not proud of this. I am sorry.

Having just fearlessly flung myself and my trusty keyboard on the mercy of the court, I would now like to immediately take this opportunity to throw both my laptop and my desktop computer underneath the very next New York City M.ass T.ransit A.uthority bus that I see! Yes, these evil machines are truly to blame for the lack of postings around here. Each of my computers have terribly weakened Microsoft Windows® immune systems because they are download crazy whores that can't block a virus to save their shitty wire entangled lives ... lol. My Acer® is an asshole and my Dell™ can go straight to H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks in a hand basket! I am currently on the market looking for some brand new computer L.O.V.E.

In today's hyper-accelerated media age where nearly all of us are hooked up to Matrix approved 24/7 news feeds, even a week's absence from blogging can feel like a lifetime. I know that Y.O.U. have been deprived of the majesty that is Livestyle for much longer than any of us ever intended. Trust me, I feel your pain. I mean, I've been forced to keep all of my opinions and cool ass findings to myself! (NOTE: Not really, but work with me people ... lol)

In the meantime, while I vigorously backup and then delete gigabyte upon gigabyte of information from this computer in an attempt to salvage my most valuable files, as precious hard drive space is cleared and scrubbed clean, I will additionally make every effort to get my post game back up to par. Don't even trip my G, once that new computer comes out the box I'ma be on it like a hornet! Y.O.U. already know. Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Brunch Bunch Pt. 103 (The "Unstoppable Hustle" Edition!)

Reverend T.D. Jakes Approved.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

When Not On His Way To Church, Jim Jones Gives Back To The Community @ Karencivil.Com.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Clad in a snap-back "The Incredible Hulk" cap and smoking a fat clip in his Bentley (NOTE: SMH. Inappropriate ... lol), Jim Jones took a hard earned break from being a "tough guy that does tough things" to, instead, be a nice guy for once and donate some laptop computers, Apple iPod Touch® players and, most importantly, his time to some lucky school kids in the Bronx, NY. What's really hood? This is. Salute this man!

Jay-Z, Eminem x Friends Take To The Field x Perform A Home Run Derby Of Hits Live @ NY's Yankee Stadium 9/13/10.




Willow Smith Signs to Roc Nation!

Download Link: Willow Smith - Whip My Hair

The First Lady of LiveStyle Says: I must admit, I am super impressed by this little bundle of energy. With her mother's eyes and her dad's ears, Willow Smith is destined to go far. LOL! No but in all seriousness, this little girl is ridiculously talented to only be 9 years old. Blessed with a deadly cute combination of endearing innocence, home training and, now, the guidance of Jay-Z, Ty Ty, Jay Brown and Co. @ Roc Nation, little miss "Lucky Sperm Club" is racing up the shiny pavé stoned path to superstardom. Not to mention that the "Whip My Hair" record itself is a bonafide hit! But I guess collecting hit records is the easy part when all Mommy and Daddy have to do is make a phone call or two to get in touch with Jay Z. Shrugs.

Signing Off...

Monday, September 13, 2010

NEW MUSIC: Kanye West Ft. Pusha T - Runaway (CDQ)(Dirty)(NO DJ)

Streaming Audio/Download Link: Kanye West Ft. Pusha T - Runaway (CDQ)(Dirty)(NO DJ)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Thankfully, after debuting this song as a parting gift @ last night's MTV V.ideo M.usic A.wards, Kanye West had mercy on us all and let the official CDQ version of "Runaway" featuring Pusha T fly the friendly internet skies just a few minutes ago. I mean, really, who could wait until Friday to get their greedy little digital mitts on this Akai MPC2000 masterpiece!? Surely, not I for one ... lol.

So, please join me in a toast to Mr. West, Mr. West for NOT being such a douche bag, an asshole, a scumbag, etc. and pulling the trigger on this *Cue Dancehall Reggae Bashment Selector Voice* big "chune" EARLY! Good shit!

(KIND OF) NEW MUSIC: Drake Ft. Bun B - Miss Me (O.G. Mix)(Produced By Boi-1da x 40)(Unreleased)(Dirty)(NO DJ)

Streaming Audio/Download Link: Drake Ft. Bun B - Miss Me (O.G. Mix)(Produced By Boi-1da x 40)(Unreleased)(Dirty)(NO DJ)

NEW MUSIC: PUSH! Montana - Income (Produced By Trilogy)(Dirty)(NO DJ)

Streaming Audio/Download Link: PUSH! Montana - Income (Produced By Trilogy)(Dirty)(NO DJ)




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