Monday, October 31, 2011

The Internet (OFWGKTA) - Cocaine (Official Music Video)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS:  Ummmmmmmmm, so is this video REALLY just all about experimental teenage lesbian #SWAG fueled by booger sugar? Word?  Real rap, @ 1st glance, I deadass thought shorty in the tanktop was a dude.  SMH. Kids today are so accidentally androgynous ... male or female, they ALL look like chicks to me.  Whatevs.  This song is *Cue Larry David "Curb Your Enthusiasm" Voice* "Pretty, pretty, pretty good" ... lol. #GOLFWANG!

Happy Halloween 2011!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Are We Really Physically Fighting Over Who Has More Money: Jay-Z Vs. Birdman? #KIDSLOST

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS:  A simple "SMH" would easily suffice when describing my feelings towards this ridiculous video, buuuuuuuuuuuuuut, I'ma still go in.  To call this argument unnecessary is the understatement of the year.  Have we no Google?  Is the annual Forbes List of Hip Hop's highest earners not a worthy enough record of Mr. Shawn Corey Carter's lofty financial standing as both a "businessman" and a "business, maaaaaaaan"?

On its face, shorty's defense of Jay-Z's dividends is a perfectly reasonable - even if poorly articulated - and rational argument, however, how she pops off on Larenz Tate from either "The Inkwell" or "Menace II Society" (NOTE:  Y.O.U. make  the call!  LOL.) is some bullshit!  Indeed, few are the chicks that can take a public roasting without snapping and turning into Ms. This-is-why-so-many-Black-woman-die-single-and-lonely-as-fuck on a nigga ... lol.  Damn, kids are stupid.  #Theyshouldvenevergaveyouniggasworldstar

Behind The Scenes: Meek Mill x Young Chris "House Party" Video Shoot @ RealTalkNY.Net.

Steve "The Commissioner" Stoute Talks Branding Jacob The Jeweler, His 1st Partnership With Jay-Z x More @ TheLifeFiles.Com.


The Brunch Bunch Pt. 162 (The Happy Halloween 2011 "Spooky Booty" Edition!)

Reverend T.D. Jakes Approved.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Common - Blue Skies (Official Music Video)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Yessir, the homie Common aint lose a step brother. G.O.O.D. Music for the win!

Jimmy Fallon x Justin Timberlake Perform "The History Of Hip Hop" Pt. 3 Live On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: I aint even mad @ these dudes ... they kinda know their Hip Hop. LOL. Crackers In Paris.

What The Slush?

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Well, well, well, Winter sure is in a hurry! My Summer clothes have had barely enough time to become balled-up wrinkled memories stuffed in a plastic storage bin and it's already snowing in New York City! In October? Hold up, let me check my trusty complimentary calendar from my local Chinese Cleaners. Yup, it's October ... the 29th of the month to be exact.

Today is a new day. Life post-global warming (NOTE: Or, because although completely accurate in its description of the Earth's rising temperature I do believe the term to be somewhat of a misnomer, what I like to call "global fuckery".) has reduced meteorology and, more specifically, weather forecasting to a fucking guessing game - and we're all pretty much used to this new reality. But THIS!? I mean, literally as recently as last week there was a lone Mister Softee® Ice Cream Truck desperately cruising my hood, shaking down kids and extorting parents for every last bit of change available before having to park up until next year and now, as I type this, there is a snowplow pushing slushy misery down my block. SMH. Un. Fucking. Believable.

The Farmer's Almanac called it my nigga; Winter 2011-2012 is finna be no joke! Y.O.U. already know.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Young Chris - Still Creeping (Official Music Video)

Dom Kennedy - When I Come Around (Official Music Video)

Future Ft. Drake - Tony Montana (Official Music Video)(Directed By Jessy Terrero)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Yup! Just as I predicted, there is 0 sign of Drizzy "Wheelchair Jimmy" Drake in this video. No surprises here ... he was probably somewhere drunk dialing Rihanna and clutching the Bounty® Paper Towel that had originally been tucked in his shirt for "mobbin'" purposes and using it to blot the tears on his fetal alcohol syndrome addled face. Whatevs. That's no problemo for Future (NOTE: Who sounds about as nimble tongued speaking Spanish as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ... minus the accuracy ... lol). Good shit!

Steve Stoute Interviews Jay-Z And Talk "Watch The Throne", Impacting Mainstream America, Cristal Champagne x More ("The Tanning Effect")(Pt. 1)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Yup, press play and watch Steve "The Commissioner" Stoute and Jay-Z chop it up concerning the commodification of urban consumerism ... basically, distilling and channeling our heretofore unbridled collective buying power into actual power and having a hand in how we are represented as a community. Sounds pretty interesting, huh? That's because it is. LOL. Good shit!

Beyonce Ft. J. Cole - Party (Official Music Video)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: I know, I know, getting famed Hip Hop recluse Andre 3000 to record a verse for a song is a feat of strength the likes of which few artists, no matter how well connected, can pull off - in this case, that's where being Beyonce makes all of the difference in the world. However, apparently even Ms. Knowles-Carter doesn't possess a carrot and stick combination tempting enough to get 3 Stacks to actually appear in a video! I mean, the man clearly has his limits ... lol.

Aight, so I get all of that my nigga, but what I don't understand is how on the face of GOD's green earth ANYBODY could think that J. "International Uni-Brow Ambassador" Cole could ever prove a suitable replacement for the lyrical genius of Hip Hop's most highly regarded hermit! SMH. Message To Beyonce, Roc Nation, et. al.: Y.O.U. know there's nothing that says that yall had to put a rapper on this song, right? This Teddy Riley inspired classic early 90's sounding tune would stand perfectly fine all on it's own.

Anyway, press play and catch pre-deflatable-baby-bump Beyonce in full swing ... and promptly press STOP @ approximately the 2:12 mark to avoid the ruin that follows ... lol. Cheers!

The Brand New The North Face® Purple Label "Harris Tweed" Collection Fall/Winter 2011 = Great Scots On The Rocks!

"As part of its Fall/Winter 2011 Collection, The North Face Purple Label got together with Harris Tweed. Next to down parkas and down vests, they also present backpacks, funny packs and tote bags, all covered in the patterns of Harris Tweed. The collection is now available from Nanamica."

Information Courtesy Of: Highsnobiety.Com

Available Online Here: Nanamica.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Maaaaaaaaaaaaan, it feels like only yesterday that I was using 99 cent store commandeered clear nail polish to hastily patch up the terrifically tiny holes that threatened to cough up every single goose down feather that filled the innards of my The North Face® NUPTSE® bubble coat. Ahhh, those were the days ... lol. My niggas is ingenious! In any event, it is precisely such fond memories of yesteryear's gear that makes more than a few pieces from this brand new The North Face® Purple Label "Harris Tweed" Collection Fall/Winter 2011 a "must cop" for the kid!

Much as Mary J. Blige's fans delight in having watched her surmount a host of harrowing personal struggles to grow from a diamond-in-the-rough Hip Hop and R&B Soul singing songbird clad in oversized hockey jerseys and fitted caps to become the iconic genre defying AND defining woman that she is today, it is equally impressive for me to witness the evolution of my beloved The North Face® brand from utilitarian outfitter turned hood staple to emerge in 2011 as a certified SoHo pop-up shop worthy paragon of contemporary style.

Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication and this surely limited edition range embraces that notion wholly while still managing to infuse each piece with a modernity that only adds to the already sterling reputation of this storied outerwear label. Of course, it doesn't hurt that this collaboration is with Harris Tweed of Scotland - pairing the wilderness chic sensibilities of The North Face® with the hand-woven Herringbone and tweed majesty of the luxury cloth maker.

For some reason, fly shit like this isn't really readily available stateside like that (NOTE:  This particular collection is apparently a China exclusive.  Once again, America gets no L.O.V.E!  Word?  SMH.), making it A) a pain in the ass to get your hands on and B) that much more dope if and when Y.O.U. do! LOL. It is what it is. Challenge accepted! Let the games begin!