Tuesday, November 30, 2010

AZ - Gimmie Yours 2010 (Official Music Video)(Directed By Chase Million)("Doe Or Die 15th Anniversary Edition" In Stores x iTunes NOW!)

T.I. Ft. Rocko - I Can't Help It (Official Music Video)("No Mercy" In Stores December 7, 2010)

Wink Loc Ft. H. McCloud, Ra-Diggs, Uncle Murda x PUSH! Montana - All On The Line (Remix)(Official Music Video)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Free Ra-Diggs and, while we're @ it, free my muthafuckin' little man, the homie Ky! #FRESHDOPE all over the streets NOW! Let's go Brooklyn!

Helloooooo Ladies: The Net-A-Porter $10,000 "Ultimate Shoe Subscription" For Christmas 2010 = 1 Helluva 12-Step Program!

"Net-a-porter has come up with the ultimate gift package for shoe-loving fashionistas this Christmas: a $10,000 shoe subscription that provides a new pair of designer shoes, of your choice, every month for a year. And that's not all: to help make the choosing easier and ensure you love every single pair the package also includes one-one-one expert fashion advice (including an initial consultation and a direct line), sneak previews of upcoming designs, the ability to pre-reserve your favorite styles, and express shipping for satisfyingly fast delivery. It's the ultimate "of the month club," the perfect way to give her exactly what she wants without worrying about picking out the wrong thing, and a guaranteed hit under the Christmas tree."

Information Courtesy Of: Luxist.Com

Visit Net-A-Porter Online Here: Net-A-Porter

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: This Christmas, online luxury shoe emporium Net-A-Porter has taken subscription based hustling to new, dizzyingly dominatrix-heeled heights! That's right, for the kingly sum of $10,000 a man of means can make his woman truly feel like the luckiest of queens as a member of the "Ultimate Shoe Subscription" club. So, who's been a good girl?

The sky high cost of admission allows girls in the know with pedicured toes (NOTE: No, I do NOT care that it's Winter! Be advised that I expect shaved drumsticks and fully moisturized frames as well. What Y.O.U. think this is? LOL) to slip on 1 choice pair of pricey pumps per month for an entire calendar year with sneak preview privileges, heavy pre-order reserve clout on even the most coveted models as well as direct 1-on-1 contact with the Net-A-Porter resident experts. Not too shabby!

Now, admittedly, 10 racks for a glorified wine club look and your kinda, sorta of very own personal fancy footwear concierge is a bit *Cue Swizz Beatz "So Appalled" Voice* "re-dic-aless", but, sometimes shit just be like that ... lol. My Livestyle ladies can dream, can't they? That was a rhetorical question of course. This is Livestyle.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Swizz Beatz Talks Partnership x The Revival Of The "Basquiat" Line With Reebok @ Sneakerwatch.Com.

The Nike Sportswear For Stussy 30th Anniversary Collection = So Dope, It's @CourtneyLoveUK Approved!

"In honor of Stussy’s 30th year, Nike Sportswear will introduce a limited capsule collection this Friday, December 3rd. Comprised of a pair of Nike All Court Mid Supreme, in black or white leather, with reptilian accents on the iconic Swoosh and heel tab. In addition, the much sought after Destroyer Jacket also went through a make-over, with Stussy imprints and embroidery. And finally, the collection is complete with a Stussy graphic tee, in premium organic cotton. The Nike Sportswear x Stussy 30th Anniversary Collection will be available at all Stussy Chapters starting this Friday, December 3rd.

Stussy – New York
176 Spring Street | Map
New York, NY 10012

Release Date: December 3rd (Friday)"

Information Courtesy Of: Freshnessmag.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: "When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things." ~ 1 Corinthians 13:11

Age is relative. Style is enduring. And, for both surfwear/streetwear pioneers Stussy and myself, our respectively shared 30th season of incorrigible freshness has been met with flowing rose' bubbles and dancing rose petals ... well, sometimes ... lol. Alas, while I too have many an adoring fan (NOTE: For which I am truly blessed), Livestyle is certainly no Stussy and, as such, no, Nike has NOT created a special capsule collection in my honor. I am working on it though. Maybe next year ... lol..

However, if your name happens to be Shawn Stussy, since March 2010, Y.O.U. have spent the better part of this year accepting gifts from a who's who of corner store coutouriers - including, but not limited to such global Downtown designer demigods as NEIGHBORHOOD, Bounty Hunter, Leilow, The Hideout, Slam Jam, Claw and HELLZ - whom each owe the Stussy brand some major back rent for living large on the land AND in the house that Stussy founded some 3 decades ago. Now, it's Nike's turn to pay tribute. That thee international sportswear company would genuflect before the altar of dope that is Stussy on their 30th birthday only further evinces the continuing importance of this groundbreaking label.

Sure, Nike's got the superstar athlete sponsorship game on lock, but, they know that gym rats aint the ones mortgaging their futures on overpriced dunks! Nope. So, when it's time to play ball with the cash register ruling "Hipster Class" (NOTE: My apologies to those of Y.O.U. that actually DO engage in reasonable clothing sizing and color coordination. My tastes often bring me within mere miles of planet Trendoid as well. Keep your guns up! I share your pain), Nike knows better than most just how to pander to everybody on que. Once again, them old Blue Ribbon Sports boys have put all of their Oregon Ducks (NOTE: GO DUCKS!) in a row and are set to release the uber limited edition Nike Sportswear for Stussy 30th Anniversary Collection this Friday, December 1, 2010.

Street culture dorks prepare to rejoice as this Courtney Love drug test (READ: DOPE!) collabo features an awesome NSW Destroyer varsity jacket, 2 "All Court-Mid" models available in either black or white with a snake print "Swoosh" and 3 tees celebrating not only Stussy's 30 years in business, but, also, 10 years of both brands working together. Hey, for being "Dirty 30", Stussy sure cleans up NICE! LOL. Holla @ ya boy in BK!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Kanye West Brings Out Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross x Teyana Taylor For His Album Release Party Last Night @ The Bowery NYC @ Realtalkny.Net.

Happy Thanksgiving 2010 AKA Some Real Live Turkey Talk Fo' That Ass!

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Tis the season to be jolly ... and full bellied with a deliciously wet whistle to match! LOL.

Each Thanksgiving I am faced with the decision to A) kick ass and continue to debunk the sick fallacy that Pilgrims and "Indians" yucked it up smoking the peace pipe after a hearty meal that celebrated their new found friendship or B) help Mom crack open the Ocean Spray® cranberry sauce (NOTE: The jelly kind is the best! Real niggas don't do that option with the funny berries in it ... lol). I almost always choose the latter. Yup, rather than constantly revisit the veritable cornucopia of bloody crimes against humanity levied against our Native brothers and sisters year in and year out every Turkey Day, I choose to focus my blog entry energy on family, food and fun! Come on! Give a guy a break.

Now, although this holiday (NOTE: Much like 95% of U.S. national holidays) is steeped in a mythology that glorifies colonialism and minimizes the pain of the victims all in the name of promoting the false and terribly misguided cult of "American Exceptionalism", I seek to circumvent such horrors through good ole fashioned L.O.V.E. Cheesy? Perhaps. However, I much prefer arroz y gandules, baked turkey, sweet potatoes and browned marshmallows, pasteles and whatever other gastronomically terrific treats await me @ my family's banquet than talk of our shared torturous past.

To the more politically inclined members of the Livestyle cognoscenti, be not dismayed, this is most assuredly NOT an attempt to discard 1 of history's many inconvenient truths. No. On the contrary, this is simply my humble way of urging us ALL to recognize and preserve our blessings in the distinct hopes of affecting a better and brighter tomorrow. World peace would be nice, but, for now, this'll do. LOL. This is Livestyle.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ryan Leslie Brings Out Lloyd Banks x Fabolous To Perform "Start It Up" Last Night Live @ S.O.B.'s In NYC @ ThisIsRnB.Com.

Ryan Leslie Brings Out Fabolous & Lloyd Banks from ThisIsRnB on Vimeo.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Yes, believe it or not, when NOT being New York City's most recognized hub for lackluster Hip Hop showcases that serve as little more than public viewings for the dead careers of so many mixtape artists, the legendary S.ounds O.f B.razil (NOTE: Yup! That's what S.O.B.'s stands for Y.O.U. son's of bitches! LOL) actually throws a good show or 2.

Last night, Ryan Leslie - the Black Doogie Howser-like genius who left Harvard to become 1 of the 1st people to understand and subsequently manipulate Myspace Music's "plays per day" numbers to his and Cassie's benefit - brought out Lloyd Banks and Fabolous to "Start It Up" for the crowd 1 time! We like surprises! Good shit!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Hitting Newsstands Next Week: Kanye West Covers The Dec./Jan. 2010-2011 Issue Of Complex x T.I. Covers The Dec./Jan. 2010-2011 Issue Of Vibe.



The "My Dark Twisted Fantasy" H.O.O.D. Fridays Promo @ ItsTheReal.Com = Hilarious!

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Just a friendly reminder from the good folks @ ItsTheReal that N.W.Ye's magnum opus "My Dark Twisted Fantasy" is in stores TODAY! Get yours!

Rihanna Wins "Soul/R&B Female Artist Of The Year" Award @ Last Night's AMA's x Celebrates By Slapping Nicki Minaj On The Arse!

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Happy Pink Monday!? LOL. Whatever.

The Lacoste™ x Moët & Chandon "Champagne Series" For Christmas 2010 = Now Y.O.U. Can Pop Tags Like Y.O.U. Pop Corks!

"In a Japanese market exclusive, Lacoste unveiled its Champagne Series, a collaboration with iconic Moet & Chandon. In time for Christmas, Lacoste will release a polo shirt, a matching hoodie and a Lacoste packaged Moet & Chandon champagne bottle in black/gold colors."

Information Courtesy Of: Highsnobiety.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Years ago, while strolling down New York City's notoriously bootleg-a-rific Canal Street with my cousin and manager to the stars, Rob Young, and my then girlfriend, a weird argument took place between the 2 of them. The issue? Whether or not champagne magnates Moët & Chandon had indeed branded and merchandised a line of über limited edition denim jeans. Smh.

My position was a tricky 1 - my cousin disagreed with my then shorty and, in turn, my then shorty vehemently disagreed with my cousin. Both were astute young fashionistas replete with formidable amounts of fly knowledge. However, both were/are also famously known to play "fast and loose" with the truth. What was a brother to do? LOL.

Anyway, nearly a decade later and, although absolutely nothing in my Google backed research dossier supports the dreamy claims of my ex, apparently, her pathological prayers have somehow been answered! For Christmas 2010 the titans of top tier tennis sportswear have teamed up with the barons of bubbly for the Lacoste™ and Moët & Chandon "Champagne Series". And, as usual, Japan gets ALL the cool exclusive stuff!

Consisting of a mere 2 garments - a polo shirt and a hoody - this collaborative effort is small on selection, but big on style. Oh yeah, each black and gold flecked piece comes packaged in a matching black and gold ribbon tied sleeper with accompanying black and gold wine shop bag. Très chic! I would most definitely spend a couple Yen on this! Good shit!

Sunday, November 21, 2010