Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Lanvin Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Ad Campaign Mini-Movie.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Collection Designed By: Alber Elbaz + Ad Campaign Mini-Movie Directed By: Steven Meisel + Music By: Pitbull (!) = BRILLIANT!

Talib Kweli Ft. Jean Grae - Uh Oh (Official Music Video)(Extended Version)

ThisIs50.Com "So Disrespectful" Live From The 2011 MTV VMA's Red Carpet (Trailer)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: This nigga asked Sean Kingston's lumpy lesbian looking ass, "When you going jet skiing again man?". Bwaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! I can't wait to see the full video. Hey, when making relevant music fails miserably, if nothing else, 50 Cent and his gang of surrogates will ALWAYS know exactly how to get under these Charmin® Ultra Soft industry weirdos skin ... lol. Good shit!

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"Don Cheadle Is Captain Planet" @ Funnyordie.Com = Too Eco-Funny!

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Truth be told, this cartoon was most definitely NOT my twist as a kid (NOTE: I'm a certified O.G. "latchkey kid" T.V. junkie from that good Voltron/G.I. Joe golden era, ya dig!?), but this Funnyordie.Com "Don Cheadle Is Captain Planet" skit is pure unadulterated comedy my nigga! "Anybody else wanna go green?" LOL. Whaaaaat!? Stop playing. ( -̩̩̩͡˛ -̩̩̩͡ ) ( -̩̩̩͡˛ -̩̩̩͡ )

#NP: Killa Kyleon - Ballin' (Freestyle)


Up x Coming Producer Hit-Boy Confirms "Niggas In Paris" Video x Talks Working With Beyonce x Kelly Rowland @ Rap-UpTV.

Wale Ft. Rick Ross x Jeremih - That Way (Official Music Video)

Hometown Hereos: Spend A Day In Ladera, CA Mobbin' With OFWGKTA (Mini-Documentary).

The Brand New IWC Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia = Obrigado Opulência! (Translation: Thank Y.O.U. Oppulence!)

"This is the most complex IWC ever made - it took ten years to develop - and it is awesome. The front of the Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia features the solar time, the sidereal time (both can be set independently), power reserve and a very large tourbillon as seconds display. The sidereal time (a true 24 hour scale) is immensely accurate - deviating by just 11.5 seconds per year! And, this isn't just any tourbillon, it's a true constant force tourbillon, "which compensates for the continuous depletion of energy in the barrels and transmits a steady trickle of energy to the balance. Two barrels aligned in parallel guarantee a minimum of two days’ constant power. All this time, the seconds hand mounted on the titanium cage of the tourbillon advances in one-second intervals."

Then, on the back, we have a perpetual calendar in the form of a circular cut-out that counts the days of the year continuously: the 1st of January is day 1, the 31st of December day 365; or, in the case of a leap year – indicated by the letters LY, number 366. On the edge of the caseback, you also have the current time of day, the sidereal time as well as sunrise and sunset with arrows in a 24-hour rhythm

But, what [is] the star of the show (get it, "star", because it's an astronomical watch??) is the night sky display. The horizon is engraved in yellow and is completely customizable to the client's location, so that the calculation of the angle on the horizon will be accurate. IWC will then machine the cams which control the sunrise and sunset to display correctly for that client. Essentially, each owner of the Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia will be at the center of his own astronomical universe. The caseback also features a polarized filter that makes the watch appear grey by day and blue by night.

And, IWC being IWC, they made this highly complicated watch to be worn every single day. It is water resistant to 3 bars and shockingly shock-proof (according to IWC, of course). The case size is 46mm (this is a really complicated watch, 46mm makes sense), and each piece is customizable by the client in terms of case material (red gold or platinum), dial color, strap color / material (NATO, anyone?) and of course, horizon.

So, we've got a constant force tourbillon, a perpetual calendar, and a super cool astronomic sidereal display on the new IWC reference 5041 Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia. Since each piece is built to order, anyone who decides to purchase one should expect a one-year wait for delivery."

Information Courtesy Of: Hodinkee.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Expectations can only rise to dizzying heights when a watch manufacture of such great esteem as the I.nternational W.atch C.ompany dares to make the claim that their latest towering timepiece is, indeed, the "most exclusive and most complicated mechanical watch ever created by IWC Schaffhausen". Word? Y.O.U. don't say. However, whereas such excited amplifications might well be dismissed as boilerplate P.ublic R.elations hype-machine speak coming from any other firm, IWC Schaffhausen's century-plus history of Swiss innovative excellence should do much to squelch any doubts that might fiendishly fester in the minds of ever hard to please pessimists. Look, L.O.V.E. of watches need not be complicated by wayward emotions my friend. The only complications one should wish to encounter on this rich pavé stoned paved road to glory is that of masterfully set mechanisms. To that end, it is my great pleasure to introduce Y.O.U. to the IWC Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia.

The result of 10 years of extensive brow furrowing research is an immaculate instrument that takes the always popular Portuguese model and unites solar time (NOTE: Solar time is just a reckoning of the passage of time based on the Sun's position in the sky. Basically, the 24 hour standard time cycle as we know it.) with sidereal time (NOTE: Now, THIS concept is a little bit more difficult to explain boys and girls ... lol. Ummmmmm, sidereal time is a time-keeping system astronomers use to keep track of the direction to point their telescopes to view a given star in the night sky. It involves following the vernal equinox as it corresponds to the Earth's rotation on any given day, so, yeeeeeeah, that's about it ... lol.), together with astronomical displays, in a single watch that all falls beautifully beneath the flowing banner of high craft and conceptualism. "Front, back and side to side" the Portuguese Sidérale Scafusia is as striking from the constant power tourbillion front as it is from the night sky display and perpetual calendar on the reverse. Whoa!

Oh yeah, be forewarned that because each piece is built to order, Y.O.U. can expect at least a 1 year wait for delivery ... which is more than enough time to really look in the mirror and come to terms with the fact that Y.O.U. just dropped like 100 racks on a watch! LOL. Go hard or go home playboy! Good shit!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Apparently, Watching The Carter IV Is A Whole Lot Funnier Than Watching The Throne AKA No Country For Zubaz Zebra Jeggings.

Funny Ass Picture Courtesy Of: Deftronic.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: In the interest of full disclosure, as I somewhat alluded to in today's 1st post, I didn't really watch the 2011 MTV VMA's. So, that having been said, I deadass had no idea - even after posting the video, which I again never bothered to view (NOTE: Blogging is NOT my life. Meet me in the trap whoadie.) - that Lil "Weezy F. Baby" Wayne was trotting around on stage during his performance on maximum flame in a pair of Zubaz nut huggers looking like Peggy Bundy circa 1989! What in the bloodclot kind of shit is this Blood-not wearing!? Like, why would he do this!? Niggas is buggin' the fuck out and yall are letting them rock like it's cool!? SMH. Our youth are in major trouble b. Chill. #JOKESONDECK.

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Trailer: Young Jeezy "The Real Is Back 2" Mixtape Dropping Soon!

The Real Is Back 2 Mixtape Trailer from J-STAR Multimedia on Vimeo.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Yup, the homie "Young Jizzle With The Stamp In The Middle" is finna make it real "Rough" on Y.O.U. hoes just in time for Labor Day 2011! Of course T.hug M.otivation 103 should've been dropped, but this will have to do. C.T.E. Wooooooooooooorld!

Some Midday Tuesday T x A: Behind The Scenes: Claudia Sampedro x IMFlashy Photoshoot @ IMFMag.Com.

IMF x Claudia Sampedro from IMFmag on Vimeo.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Make no mistake my friends, Reggie Bush's current post Kim Kardashian-era rebound, one Claudia Sampedro, is no slouch! And for all of yall extra critical message board raised masters of scrutiny, yup, I sure did peep the ever so slight acne blemishes on her grill @ the 1:36 mark. And guess what? If such natural physiological occurrences warrant a significant downgrade of this broad's status in your book, I not only question the validity of the criteria required of your mathematical booty scoring system, but, indeed, your sexuality as well ... nigga. Stop playing. Shorty is colder than a polar bear's toenails my G ... lol.

Now, without further adieu, I cordially invite all in attendance to press play on this B.ehind T.he S.cenes behind the seams video of her recent photoshoot with IMFMag.Com. #SALIVATE. You're welcome. You're ALL welcome!

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Young Chris x Freeway - Otis (Freestyle)(In-Studio Performance)(Official Music Video)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: With everybody and their momma scrambling to drop a freestyle to Jay-Z and Kanye West's euphoric "Otis", understandably, more than a few voluntary verses were bound to slip through the deceptively wide cracks of the internet. Such is the case with this gem from Freeway and Young Chris which actually hit the worldwide web damn near a month ago. Who knew!? Thank GOD for 2nd chances. Good shit!

Behind The Scenes: Nas "Nasty" Video Shoot On Location In Queensbridge, NYC.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Soooooooooooooooo, aside from Nasir's apparent stubborn insistence on wearing an atrocious over-sized black crushed velvet dinner jacket with some bright ass white butterfly collared button-up shirt underneath, this video looks like it'll be good money ... lol. "Nasty!"

Rick Ross, Gucci Pucci x Co. Confront Kreayshawn Backstage @ The 2011 MTV VMA's x Footage Of Señor Rozay's 2011 VMA Weekend In L.A.

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CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: "Where they taking Stretch?". LOL! That White bitch sounded scary as all H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks once her token Black male protector was unceremoniously booted from the backstage area of the 2011 MTV VMA's by L.A.'s worst. SMH. Shiiiiiiiit, that might have been the best thing to ever happen to Kreayshawn's super friend though because, from the looks of things, them M.aybach M.usic G.roup goons had homeboy lined all the way the fuck up! That single act of divine intervention may have very well saved that man's life. Hey, if there's 1 thing that an ex-C.orrections O.fficer knows how to do, it's restrain a muthafucka ... lol. Stop playing. *Cue Rick Ross Voice* "Fuck a blog dog, 'cause one day we gon' meet ... I'ma spazz on yo ass like I'm on E!" Ha haaaaaaaaaa!

In related news, when not personally confronting vapid children in contraband possession of USTREAM.TV accounts and rabid tongues, Señor Rozay spent the rest of his 2011 MTV VMA's holiday weekend tearing up the "City Of Angels" like a true "Teflon Don"! "BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWSE!"

Pusha T Ft. Kevin Cossom - Feeling Myself (Official Music Video)


The Official Livestyle MTV 2011 VMA's Recap AKA This Is The 3rd Annual This Is The G-Cap/This Is The G-Mix!






BONUS: Beyonce's Womb = The REAL Watch The Throne.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: I will be the 1st to admit that my once prodigious publishing output has slowed to a crawl for much of this Summer. I could easily point to the fact that where other bloggers often post some greasy talking-from-the-comfort-of-an-internet-cafe misinformed barbs, I actually do extensive research in my continued effort to provide the loyal Livestyle community with the unique brand of intelligent commentary that Y.O.U. have come to cherish over the years. To be sure, my "quality over quantity" approach to blogging is beyond repute, however, to reflexively rely on such an excuse without acknowledging my own shortcomings would be tantamount to "copping a plea", and I'm just not comfortable with doing shit like that homie. Y.O.U. and I both deserve better.

To that end, whilst the 2011 MTV V.ideo M.usic A.wards did take place nearly 2 long days ago, it would be most negligent of me to not weigh in on the annual collective celebrity self aggrandizing party that is this show with some of my signature editorialization. My general animus towards ALL award shows aside, it is my sworn duty to provide Y.O.U. with a brief rundown of all the pop-culture news that is fit to type ... lol.

Anyway, broadcasting live from the West Coast for the 3rd consecutive year (NOTE: An incredibly fortuitous feat of scheduling as this weekend was ALL about Hurricane-turned-limping-tropical-storm-Irene for those of us along the East Coast), the 2011 VMA's was as star-studded an event as any. Now, honestly, I did NOT watch the entire show. No, instead this entry has been cobbled together from a handful of Google searches in preparation for this post and the few performances that I did see when flipping back-and-forth from NFL Sunday Night Football. Don't hate.

Soooooooooooo, what did I learn this year boys and girls? Well, 1) Beyonce is pregnant by Jay-Z. This factoid came to my attention courtesy of my stompingly excited Facebook status newly informed girlfriend. Big whoops! I mean, I'm happy for them, but I don't care like that my nigga. 2) Lady Gaga might be well on her outrageous way to becoming as great a thespian as she is a singer. Her spirited rendition of stereotypical working class New York City every-man "Jo Calderone" made me laugh ... a little. 3) Britney Spears is back. Justin Beiber can't be stopped. And Nicki Minaj is styled by the drug LSD. Oh yeah, proud poppa to be Jay-Z and Kanye West performed "Otis" like 2 kids in a candy store and Lil Wayne closed out the show with "How To Love" and "John".

At the end of the day, as always, some people lost and some people won. A good time was had by all. Holla @ ya boy in BK!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

How About Some Hump Day T x A?: Mya Harrison Performing Poolside @ The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Rehab Party In Las Vegas, NV = #LUSTY.

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Lil Wayne - How To Love (Official Music Video)

The Supreme Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Collection = Tyler The Creator ... Tailored.

Preview The Entire Collection Online Here: Supremenewyork.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Here before Y.O.U. I blog, a man in complete control of my enthusiasms. So, whilst longtime Livestyle devotees know all too well the utter contempt with which I once viewed the Supreme brand, I have softened my stance - indeed, having taken an attitude adjusting dose of Ex-Lax® if Y.O.U. will (Question: Too graphic? LOL.) - and can now appreciate the high priests of streetwear chic in all of their rightful glory.

Yes, they are a true school New York City born and bred clothing cartel responsible for flooding the streets with varying grades of dope since 1994. That Supreme predates pretentious hipsters current Johnny-come-lately crush on all things skateboard culture is a fact that has NEVER been lost on me. However, also not lost on me is my vigorous sense of self and my lust for aesthetic exploration. To put it in simpler terms, I aint trying to do what everybody else does b. That having been said, to deny myself the indulgence of wearing any particular brand merely because it has become the toast of the morally bankrupt Trendoid class would constitute a crime of the highest order. I would be, in effect, robbing myself! Who does that!? Nope, not me. If I do that, the terrorists win. LOL. To that end, while I still tread lightly on Supreme NYC grounds, it gives me great pleasure to introduce Y.O.U. to the Supreme Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Collection.

Dropping bright and early tomorrow morning this range is stuffed to the gills with fishscale quality goods (NOTE: I know, I know ... I always manage to work some drug references into my writings. Hey, as I've always said, putting "grams in grammar" is just what I do ... lol). Some of these items are no-brainers and some of them are no-gos ... lol. It is what it is. But, on the real, overall I fux with this collection hardbody karate.

Now, of course, str8 from central casting, the usual stars of the show are all here! You've got your 5-Panel camp hats and "box logo" hoodies to be sure, but, what most impresses me with this offering is that, even with ALL of the little HypeBeast kiddies watching, Supreme was not scared to grow! By far some of the best pieces in this collection are the logo-less peacoats, jackets and sweaters all of which represent a well-heeled step in the right direction that sacrifices none of Supreme's rugged identity. Me likey!

The hoodies and the t-shirts and the hats are good money - that's a given - but to limit one's self to so few choices in the face of such great diversity in design would just be fucking stupid. Y.O.U. don't need hella logos screaming your arrival all day, everyday my nig. Trust me, I've been giving it up on some fly shit since I was too young to fuck! LOL. Stop playing. This is Livestyle.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

#NP: Wiz Khalifa x Curren$y x Big Sean - Dot Dot Dot

Red Cafe - Keep It 500 (Official Music Video)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Now, I fux with this joint right here a little something, something my nigga. Yeah! "WHAT ELSSSSSSSE!?"

The Brunch Bunch Pt. 152

Reverend T.D. Jakes Approved.