Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Diddy Answers The Question, "Who Is Dirty Money?" @ PTwittyTV.

NEW MUSIC: Kanye West Ft. Pete Rock, Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson, Kid Cudi And Curtis Mayfield - The Joy (Dirty)(NO DJ)

Streaming Audio/Download Link: Kanye West Ft. Pete Rock, Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson, Kid Cudi And Curtis Mayfield - The Joy (Dirty)(NO DJ)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: On the sparkling Christian Louboutin heels of yesterday's "My Dark Twisted Fantasy" album leak false alarm, Mr. West, Mr. West has once again taken to the internet to keep the buzz for his upcoming opus @ a staggering gazzilion watts with the release of the Pete Rock co-produced "The Joy".

In accordance with the recent rash of posse cut incidents, Yeezy has once again enlisted an all-star team to tackle this weeks installment of his immensely popular "G.O.O.D. Friday" series. Now, lining up the talents of the aforementioned Pete Rock, Jay-Z, Charlie Wilson AND Curtis Mayfield (NOTE: Channeled via sample, of course ... lol) all on 1 soulfully hedonistic head nodding track is an amazing feat in and of itself, however, the real joy here is that, although listed as a feature, Kid Cudi is barely noticeable on this song. Everybody wins! LOL. G.O.O.D. Music is here! Cheers!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Behind The Scenes: Rihanna x Drake "What's My Name?" Video Shoot On Location In NYC @ INFDaily.Com.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Don't forget to catch Rih-Rih this weekend on Saturday Night Live. Y.O.U. "stuckers"! (NOTE: Y.O.U. have to watch the video for that 1 ... lol). Good shit!

The Limited Edition BAPE STORE LONDON® 8th Anniversary T-Shirt = A Rare Breed Indeed.

"October marks the eight year anniversary of BAPE STORE LONDON®, to commemorate the occasion A Bathing Ape will be releasing a special anniversary T-Shirt designed by Skatething. Located in Soho London, the design features one of the areas most iconic landmarks – the statue of Eros, with the phrase APEACIFIC APPAREL WORKS and of course the store’s address, all detailed within the Ape Head Silhouette, Available in either a White or Black colourway. This is one of the first times a Store anniversary T-Shirt has been designed exclusively by Skatething. The tee will be released in store and in the European online store on October 30th."

Information Courtesy Of: Highsnobiety.Com

Available @ The European BAPE Online Store Here: Eu.Bape.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: I have never been a fan of A Bathing Ape. It is important that Y.O.U. know this about me. Now, having been armed with such information concerning my less than favorable feelings towards BAPE is no reason to jump to conclusions; there is no conflict of interest in me covering Nigo's noteworthy releases.

The fact is that I actually like many of this brand's creations, I, however, simply take great exception to the fact that BAPE is basically just socially accepted bootlegging. BAPE has made quite a name for themselves by legitimizing the derivative nature of their collections through the practice of artificial scarcity and overpricing their goods. The kids like it. LOL. Whatever.

Any who, when not completely ripping off Nike, BAPE does occasionally offer up some uncut dope to be taken in vain ... lol. Case In Point: The brand new BAPE STORE LONDON® 8th Anniversary T-Shirt release.

To commemorate the Soho, London Bathing Ape outpost's 8 years of Downtown dominance, BAPE art director SKATETHING took total control and created this limited edition top. The back of the t-shirt prominently features a beautiful rendition of the Statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus, London - the bust of this winged archer of L.O.V.E. (NOTE: Think Cupid) being one of London's most iconic landmarks mate! Very nice. Needless to say, while taking a backseat to the Statue of Eros design, the ubiquitous BAPE Ape Head logo makes it's always special appearance with the phrase "APEACIFIC APPAREL WORKS" and the store’s address, all detailed within the company's signature silhouette.

Be advised, this über limited edition t-shirt drops @ the London store and online tomorrow morning and should be all gone before the sun sets on the sale! Make sure your mouse has batteries. Man your battle stations!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Behind The Scenes: The Rosa Acosta "Wild West" Dynamic Theme For The PS3 Photoshoot @ Konsolekingz = Not A Game!

The Lebron James "Rise" Nike Commercial = When Y.O.U. Point The Finger @ Me, 4 Other Fingers Point Right Back @ Y.O.U.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Y.O.U. think Charles "I Never Won A Ring" Barkley and the rest of the peanut gallery are listening? Sure, the agonizingly protracted melodrama surrounding Lebron James's "Decision" to leave the Cleavland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat and the ESPN T.V. special announcing said migration was a pure dick head move, but, really, who fucking cares!? The long awaited 2010-2011 NBA Basketball season starts tomorrow and, once again, the genius marketing team over @ Nike just set it off right with this dope commercial. Way to put things in perspective, huh? Good shit!

Behind The Scenes: Red Cafe Ft. Diddy x Fabolous "Money, Money, Money" On Location In the ATL. (Cameos From Busta Rhymes, Grafh x Shallah Raekwon)

Kanye West Ft. Pusha T - Runaway (Full Length)(Uncensored)(Official Music Video) x A Special Livestyle Commentary.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: World renowned as an ambitious paragon of artistry whose thirst for innovation is only rivaled by his innate ability to grind the gears of mainstream America as only a proud caked up Black douche bag can, Kanye West is the consummate provocateur. And, be clear, he loves every minute of it ... today, 34 minutes and 31 seconds to be exact ... lol.

Unusually long (NOTE: By A.ttention D.eficit D.isorder Hip Hop standards) Kanye West's Hype Williams's written visual for "Runaway" represents the convergence of indie film spectacle and marketing with all points leading towards global domination for the Illuminati Don ... lol. Rife with symbolism that shatters the hackneyed metaphors that punchliney battle rappers and fans alike sadly mistake for "smart", Mr. West, Mr. West delivers a short film (READ: Album promo) that will hopefully challenge the thoroughly dulled senses of this generation of viewers.

My girl was right to point out that the premise of this video is nothing new - "star-crossed" lovers whose relationship is doomed to fail by virtue of their differences ala Disney's "The Little Mermaid" or Shakespeare's "Romeo And Juliet". Yeah, I see that too (NOTE: Although, some people interpret Disney's "The Little Mermaid" as a cautionary tale against race-mixing. How fun, right? Lol). In any event, cliche or not, I fux with this video and, more importantly, I fux with Kanye's mission to drag Hip Hop culture - even kicking and screaming - into a new age of rich creative awareness. Bravo!

*Spoiler Alert (Do NOT Read This Supplemental Section Before Viewing The Video)* Some quick observations: 1) Kanye West runs pretty fast for a guy sprinting sockless in a pair of loafers. 2) Selita Ebanks is 1 fallen phoenix who would most definitely get her pretty little plumage plucked! And, thirdly, I have a pressing query that requires your immediate and thoughtful attention: If the only way that a fallen phoenix can return home is to burn to ash and she did, indeed, return to her rightful world AFTER having a night of surely unprotected sex with Kanye West, does that mean that Yeezy has gonorrhea? Hey, I can't call it homie ... lol. What say Y.O.U. loyal Livestyle community? Holla @ ya boy in BK!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Brunch Bunch Pt. 108

Reverend T.D. Jakes Approved.

Friday, October 22, 2010

NEW MUSIC: Bugatti Boyz (Diddy x Rick Ross) Ft. Masspike Miles - Fountaine Bleau (Produced By The Olympiks)(Dirty)(NO DJ)

Streaming Audio/Download Link: Bugatti Boyz (Diddy x Rick Ross) Ft. Masspike Miles - Fountaine Bleau (Produced By The Olympiks)(Dirty)(NO DJ)


Willow Smith - Whip My Hair (Official Music Video)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Yup! It's official, Jada Pinkett-Smith has a talent factory pulsating between her thighs. First Jaden and now Willow. This little girl is a PROBLEM! Good shit!

Baracka Flaka Flames - Head Of The State = Hilarious AKA Your Newest Guilty Pleasure.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Certain to ruffle quite a few feathers, this "Baracka Flacka Flame" parody of Waka Flocka Flame's Summer 2010 anthem "Hard In The Paint" video is wrong on soooooooooooo many levels and that's just what makes it so fucking funny! What? Y.O.U. don't approve? Really? Well, Y.O.U. should run NOT walk and go and buy your very own "Sense of Humor" online here. You're welcome. You're ALL welcome!

Jay-Z Hosts "Decoded" Book Event @ The Delano Hotel In South Beach, Miami 10/20/10 @ The305.Com.

Jay-Z reveals "Decoded" book at Miami's Delano Hotel (10/20/2010) from on Vimeo.

Stella McCartney Kids = What Life Would Be Like If Capri-Sun® Made Champagne.

"Stella McCartney is no stranger to designing children's clothing. Her collaboration with Gap produced child-friendly yet fashionably designed clothing that appealed to both children and their parents. It was an opportunity for children to showcase their own personal style (with a little assistance from mom and dad of course) without having to be a walking billboard for mass marketed cartoons. Needless to say - it was an instant success.

Ms McCartney has taken the plunge to produce her own children's line – fittingly named Stella McCartney Kids. Scheduled to launch on 11.3.10, the line will include styles for both girls and boys ranging from newborn to 12 years old. According to The Cut, the price range's from $20 t-shirts to $155 coats. The line exudes a clean and ultra modern aesthetic creating timeless pieces for fashionable hand-me-downs.

Be sure to sign up for an exclusive e-lookbook here that will be available to you on 10.27.10"

Information Courtesy Of: Luxist.Com

Visit Stella McCartney Kids Online Here: Stellamccartneykids.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: At it's heart, Livestyle is a tradition of excellence steeped in rich cultural scholarship and outfitted in elegance. To insure that such exceptionalism knows no end and survives long after the internet implodes and people communicate strictly Cybernetically with the aid of microchip brain implants (NOTE: They are coming!), we must nurture our youth NOW! The children are our future and, from the looks of all the fuckery going on these days, we've got some major cleaning up to do ... lol. Although I have yet to have children of my own, it is not lost on me that many of my closest friends, family and Livestyle constituents have beautiful little buggers that need to be just as fly, if not flyer, than mommy and daddy!

The children's wear market has long been under served as, inexplicably, many luxe labels seemingly failed to make the cash connection between momma fashion maven and her mini-me. Better late than never though, thankfully, recently more and more designer darlings of the runway have begun to take notice of the ever so posh UPPAbaby Vista Stroller set. One such intrepid designer leading the luxury children's wear charge is Stella McCartney.

Sir Paul McCartney's most famous daughter has managed to successfully free herself from member of "The Lucky Sperm Club" servitude to become a courtier to the stars celebrated as much for her signature modern aesthetic as she is for her organic values.

Having just dipped a pedicured toe into the pool of children's fashion with her Spring 2010 collection for GapKids, she is now ready to make a cannon-ball splash with the debut of her eagerly anticipated Stella McCartney Kids range. And, by all accounts, "Unstoppable Stella" ventures to rear her children (NOTE: Fashionably speaking) much the way I would my own.

Stella McCartney brings both a proper Savile Row eye for detail as well as a sense of newness to this impressive anthology of style incorporating old world classic pieces updated with vibrant swaths of color and fun patterns. So, who's got the freshest potty trainer of them all? Y.O.U. do ... provided Y.O.U. do the right thing of course. GOD bless the child that has his/her own.