Monday, January 31, 2011

SCIENTIFIC FACT: Hipsters Are Dickheads.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Yup! I told Y.O.U. so! Apparently, my mates across the pond, along with myself and the entire world's scientific community are ALL in agreement: Empirical data has proven unequivocally that HIPSTERS ARE DICKHEADS. End of discussion. LOL. Cheers!

World Premiere: French Montana Ft. Waka Flocka Flame - Choppa Choppa Down (Official Music Video) @ MTV.Com.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Ummmmmmmmm, so, yeah, this song has grown on me a lot, but not enough for me to excuse this complete waste of a video budget my nigga. This visual is proof positive that there is clearly a lack of respect for money within the Coke Boys camp.

Message To French Montana: Despite being a comically b-a-d rapper Y.O.U. have managed to put together some decent songs and I applaud Y.O.U. for that ... Y.O.U. are truly making something out of nothing. That having been said, go play operation Predator on your own time b. Mark my words, nobody is going to watch this video more than once.

A Little Midday Monday TxA: Behind The Scenes: Jeny Romero x Bernice Burgos Photoshoot @ Dynastyseries.Com = Jizz. In. My. Pantalones!

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Who says that Monday's have to be all kinds of sluggish and boring? Don't be silly. Here goes a little midday "pick me up" courtesy of Livestyle. You're welcome. You're ALL welcome!

NEW MUSIC: Ace Hood Ft. Young Jeezy And Swizz Beatz - Hustle Hard (Remix)(Unofficial)

Streaming Audio/Download Link: Ace Hood Ft. Young Jeezy And Swizz Beatz - Hustle Hard (Remix)(Unofficial)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Mr. "Young Jizzle With The Stamp In The Middle" continues to rebuild the struggling buzz for T.hug M.otivation 103 block-by-block with this, the latest dope boy serving on his route to redemption. This time he tacks on a verse to the front of Ace Hood's club anthem of the moment, "Hustle Hard". I fuxs with this! Good shit!

Rick Ross x Friends Blow $1 Million In Singles To Celebrate His Birthday @ King Of Diamonds Gentlemen's Club In Miami @ NBC NiteCap W/ Peter Bailey.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: And "Beep! Beep! Beep!" goes the sound of the Brinks® truck backing up to the current heavyweight champion of ALL strip clubs, Miami's very own O.f D.iamonds, after allegedly letting a torrential shower of over $1 million in singles hit the stage last Saturday night. Now, THAT'S what Y.O.U. call some serious birthday cake ... lol. Señor Rozay, Diddy and Co. don't play shun! "BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWSE!"

The Piaget Polo FortyFive Perpetual Calendar Watch = The Best Kept Secret!

"At SIHH 2011 I got sneak peak at Piaget's upcoming Polo FortyFive Perpetual Calendar watch. The Piaget Polo FortyFive watch that came out a few years ago has been a remarkable success for the brand in giving it a sport's watch. With chronograph and three-hand variants available, Piaget has designed a Polo FortyFive model with an in-house made perpetual calendar automatic movement.

With an impressive level of symmetry, the dial displays the time, retrograde date, retrograde day of the week, month, power reserve indicator for the movement, time with subsidiary seconds, second timezone, leap-year indicator, and a clever moon phase indicator. All on the dial that is is a few shades of black with while and rose gold.

The 45mm wide case is in titanium with 18k rose gold accents. More 18k rose gold is used on the dial for the hands and some dial rings. At first glance the watch looks a bit like a complex chronograph but actually has an impressive level of features in it. A very utilitarian touch that I appreciate is labeled inset pushers on the side of the case. Perpetual calendar watches often have pin pushers on the side of the case to adjust the calendar functions. Piaget thoughtfully opted to label them to make adjusting the watch less burdensome."

Information Courtesy Of: Luxist.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: In Hip Hop circles where exaggerated decadence is often the prevailing topic of the day, it is beyond me how the Piaget name remains a relative no-show in contemporary lyrics. I mean, it practically rhymes with "rosé" making it a perfect choice for any over the top iced out iambic pentameter. Alas, the masses ignorance of this fabled horological powerhouse is precisely what makes me adore it even more.

Lack of over-hyped name recognition alone, however, is not even the most attractive thing about Piaget - no, they simply just make beautiful watches.

Recently unveiled @ the SIHH 2011 shows in Geneva (NOTE: That's the S.alon I.nternational de la H.aute H.orologie youngin'!) the new and improved Piaget Polo FortyFive Perpetual Calendar watch features a welcome expansion of complications that, thankfully, does NOT clumsily trample on the toes of good taste.

As always, the signature seamless integration of case, bezel and bracelet of the Polo model that has become so popular amongst collectors is right on time! Sculpted in titanium with 18k rose gold accents, Piaget's staple sports watch has an in-house perpetual calendar automatic movement, full day/date, leap year and moonphase indicators and the very thoughtful touch of labeled pin pushers along the side of this model making it that much easier to set. Thank Y.O.U. Piaget, you're far too kind ... lol.

A Half Court Alley-Oop x A 360 Lay-Up Vs. The Charlotte Bobcats = Blake Griffin Keeps Shittin' On Y.O.U. Hoes!

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Even though he is NOT a true rookie (NOTE: Having sat out the majority of his natural rookie season last year with a non-displaced stress fracture of his left patella which he suffered during the L.A. Clippers' last preseason game vs. the New Orleans Hornets), Blake Griffin cannot and will not be denied. Y.O.U. know that he's a fellow Pisces too, right? Yeah, shit is definitely real.

Sure, Landry Fields of my long time unrequited hometown L.O.V.E., the N.Y. Knicks, should get the "Rookie Of The Year" nod, but, it is what it is. As long as this Black "ginger kid" keeps knocking on Heaven's door and posterizing the ENTIRE league with these kind of dunks, I can't complain. Let the homie do his numbers b. The NBA All-Star 2011 dunk contest is gonna be trill! *Cue Young Jeezy Voice* "Get ya popcorn and ya Cherry Coke®!"

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Nicki Minaj, As The L.O.V.E. Child Of Lady Gaga x The Bride Of Frankenstein, Performs Live On SNL 1/29/11 (NOTE: The Ass is Ridonkulous).





Yup! If you're a registered sex offender, this is your SONG!

The Brunch Bunch Pt. 122

(NOTE: In the storied history of Livestyle and the weekly T&A tribute that is the "Brunch Bunch" series, I have NEVER posted a mother/daughter tandem of tastiness ... that is, until today. This is Model Bubbles and her age-defying momma. Dammitman! Don't ever let a chick tell Y.O.U. that it 95% all about the genes b.)

Reverend T.D. Jakes Approved.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Clarence Goes To Harlem.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: I miss Wonder Showzen soooooooooooo much! I know that they won't, but MTV really DOES need to make this right.

Wiz Khalifa Ft. Too Short - On My Level (Official Music Video)

The Bape 1st Camo Apesta For Spring 2011 = G.I. DOPE!

"The 1st camo pattern by A Bathing Ape is coming back strong. With other brands jumping on the camo train, it comes without surprise that Bape, known for this particular design, makes more heavy use of it again. Their high top Apesta canvas sneaker gets the 1st camo treatment for Spring 2011. Look out for a release this week."

Information Courtesy Of: Highsnobiety.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Avid Livestyle readers will no doubt recall that I have had the exact opposite of a L.O.V.E. affair with A Bathing Ape. Whilst I heartily applaud Nigo's marketing genius, I largely view each and every 1 of his collections as bootlegging gone chic. No more, no less. That opinion withstanding, I can still appreciate derivative designs when they show just a touch of originality. Case In Point: The Bape 1st Camo Apesta for Spring 2011.

Obviously the king's of artificial exclusivity did NOT event camouflage, however, they have long flipped this slick method of crypsis and incorporated it into their looks.

Now, with camouflage making seismic waves upon many a trend forecaster's radar this season (NOTE: As always, beware the evil Trendoid forces that wish to co-opt your good taste and feast upon your integrity. Remember, true style is enduring ... and Y.O.U. don't need any magazine to tell Y.O.U. that!), it's only right that BAPE hit the retail battlefield to wage war on the trifling competition. Nigo's weapon of choice is a too cool for school pair of canvas Chuck's. Nice. I might need a pair of these in my life homie. Good shit!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Rick Ross - Devil In A New Dress (Official Music Video)


Wiz Khalifa Performs "Black And Yellow" Live On Lopez Tonight 1-26-11 x A Special Livestyle Commentary On The Origin Of The Blonde Streak In Hip Hop.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Yup, Wiz Khalifa has gone all "method actor" on us and gone the extra mile by putting a blonde streak in his hair ala Kwamé circa 1989. Clearly Amber Rose has her fangs deep in his soul now and is sucking out his life force in a questionable transfusion of coolness. Smh. Really, what is it about bad lightskin itchbays from Philly? These femme fatales are serious my nigga. Let's talk about this.


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Per the exclusive Livestyle user agreement by which, through quid pro quo I enrich your lives in return for your patronage and undying gratitude, after mentioning Kwamé in the main body of this post, it is incumbent upon me to elaborate upon this man a bit.

Once the toast of the town, the "Boy Genius" born Kwamé Holland was doing his thing back when House music and much of Hip Hop shared a curious bond that saw a lot more men and women than they would probably like to admit today wearing Zodiac shoes, balloon pants and both polka-dot printed silk shirts AND blonde streaks in their hightop fades. The last of the 2 aforementioned trends have Kwamé's tiny fingerprints all over them, for better and worse. Don't get it twisted though, the man responsible for such hits as "The Man We All Know And Love" and "The Rhythm" was all the way Hip Hop and über early on the live band accompaniment tip.

The homie had a good run, but, around 1994, as rap music heads traded in the suave bola look for rugged Carhartt suits and Timbs, shit hit the fan for artists like Kwamé. In fact, his life was all but a wrap once, the man who would be king, the late, great Biggie Smalls proclaimed that, "Your life is played out like Kwamé and those fuckin' polka-dots ...". Dammit man! Bye bye rap career Mr. Holland. Sure Kwamé tried to diss Biggie back, but, come on ... Y.O.U. already know that didn't go too well for shun.

Fast forward to the early 2000's and, thankfully, Kwamé - with all of his innate musical talents - was able to reinvent himself as a hit making producer even crafting Lloyd Banks's debut single "We On Fire" from his 1st album. Salute this oft ridiculed and forgotten Hip Hop innovator. The kid stays in the picture.

All White Everything ... Again!? Snow Way José.

(Behold a view of the tree tops in my untouched backyard as seen from my bathroom window this morning @, say, around 9AM or so.)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: For what seems like the gazzilionth time this season, New York City has been pimp slapped like a dirty little snow hoe by yet another record-breaking storm. Smh.

Have Y.O.U. ever heard of "thundersnow"? Thunderstorms, yes ... we have ALL endured the sopping wet, clothes drenching, cloud clapping, electric lightning fireworks theater in the sky that is a good ole thunderstorm. But, fucking THUNDERSNOW!? What the H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks is that!? Well, it happened last night accompanied by a schizophrenic mix of rain, sleet, hail and whatever else Mother Nature had in her arsenal to throw @ us. FUN FACT: We still have 2 months left for Winter 2011. Yaaaaaay! In related, more upbeat news, the days are, however, getting longer with the Sun setting a little later after 5PM each day now. Help is on the way!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Pep Williams Experience.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: This little blog of mine has not only connected me to my incredible legions of followers, but, also to a greater community of immensely talented artists as well. Case In Point: Pep Williams. This Los Scandalous based photographer has snapped his way into the Livestyle "Circle Of Trust" 1 riveting picture @ a time. Press play on the video above and view the world through the unflinchingly honest lens of the homie Pep Williams ... a true shutterbug for the thugs ... lol. Good shit!

Kevin Hart Talks Model's Hair Catching On Fire x More Live On Lopez Tonight 1/24/11 = Hilarious!

The New York Knicks = Money Machine Team.

"Word!? We're worth how much!?"
"Knicks earn top spot on Forbes' list of most valuable NBA teams

They may not be atop of the NBA in wins, but the Knicks are beating everyone in one category: big bucks.

By boosting its worth 12 percent in 2009-10, the Knicks are the league’s most valuable franchise at $655 million, according to a Forbes ranking released Wednesday.

Even in the worst of times, the Knicks typically make bank – mostly because they’re in a high-value market and play in Madison Square Garden.

But its 12 percent increase shows that Knicks basketball – once ridiculed for its chronic losing ways – has rebounded, said Forbes Senior Editor Kurt Badenhausen.

“It’s amazing what the Knicks have done if you look at the futility of the team on the court in the last decade to now they’re the most valuable team,” Badenhausen said. “If you want to get tickets to the Knicks, prices are right behind the Lakers.”

The Knicks have benefited by increased ticket sales and sponsorship growth at the Garden, Forbes said."

Read The Full Article Here: AMNY.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: FACT: The World Champion Los Angeles Lakers are worth $643 million. The New York Knicks - who might not even make it to the playoffs this year - are worth $655 million! Smh. That's how Y.O.U. know that my city has been on hunger strike status with the NBA for well over 10 years b.

The glimmer of light that is Amar'e "I Might Could Be MVP This Season" Stoudemire has brought Wilson Chandler teardrop buckets of joy to the eyes of fans as they gladly fork over their hard earned money to watch their beloved Knickerbockers simply be competitive! Don't let us get Carmelo Anthony AND a center! Fuck around and win a championship and watch the Knicks do a billie on the Forbes list. That's how we give it up in the Big Apple scrap. Act like Y.O.U. know.

President Obama's 2011 State Of The Union Address = Yup, "We Do Big Things!"

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: A day after President Obama addressed the nation, I have heard some commentators dismissively label his 2011 State Of The Union speech as just a "pep rally". Really? Fine. We are each entitled to our opinion no matter how obtuse. That having been said, now my question to all members of the cult of the impossibly cynical is, "What's so wrong with that?"

Last night, live from Flatbush, Brooklyn, in the living room of my partner A's crib, I sat - nickel plastic cup of Hennessey Privilege in hand - on the edge of my seat and watched as our President masterfully used the guitar pick of nostalgia to pluck the strings of U.S. pride and serenade us ALL with yet another song called "Hope". This was the remix. Actually, I think the real name of the song as it will appear next Tuesday on Apple iTunes® is "We Do Big Things". Whaaaaaaat!? Fuck John Boehner and his pink choke tie wearing yawning ass. Y.O.U. damn right my President is Black ... lol. Good shit!

Monday, January 24, 2011

The Prada Spring/Summer 2011 Ad Campaign: The "Audition" (Making Of) x "Backstage".



CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Although nearly a decade has passed since fickle pseudo fashionphile rappers delighted in crafting couture inspired rhyming couplets that paired the good family name of Prada with such easy matches as "dada" and "papa", don't sleep ... the house that brand founder Mario's daughter Miuccia inherited waaaaaaaaay back in 1978 is still in a class all by itself when it comes to luxury. Act like Y.O.U. know bro.

Red Cafe Ft. Rick Ross - Faded (Official Music Video)(Co-Starring Diddy x Fabolous)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: "WHAT ELSSSSSSSE!?" No, seriously though, what else do Y.O.U. have Red Cafe because this song aint it homie. How Y.O.U. gonna get a feature from Señor Rozay and fuck it up!? Smh. You're better than this. Right. Right?

Wiz Khalifa Performs "Black And Yellow" Live @ Heinz Field For The Jets Vs. Steelers AFC Championship Game.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: FACT: Wiz Khalifa never has to record another song again in his tatted up life! Why? Because EVERY pro sports team in the "Steel City" AKA "Shitsburgh" (NOTE: Don't blame me, the natives themselves use it as their very own collectively self-deprecating term of endearment for their beloved hometown. True story) wears the colors "Black And Yellow"! That's right! This marijuana loving and this week's Amber Rose AKA the Svedka Vodka robot girl banging rapper is a marketing dynamo! Mr. Khalifa's buzz will undoubtedly fade quickly, but, don't trip as he is set to get paid major royalties in perpetuity as long as ALL the sports franchises in Pittsburgh, PA get suited up like they're straight out of a beehive ... lol.

Anyway, last night Wiz Khalifa hit the stage @ Heinz Field to serenade his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers and a sold out stadium full of fans. The crowd took a little while to warm up to this new fangled rap music anthem, but once them "Terrible Towels" got waving it was all L.O.V.E. Shiiiiiiiiit, they'd better get used to "Black And Yellow" ... this record aint going nowhere b. Good shit!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Brunch Bunch Pt. 121

Reverend T.D. Jakes Approved.