Saturday, March 31, 2012

Miguel - Arch And Point (Official Music Video)(Off That "Art Dealer Chic" EP Available For Download NOW!)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Yeah, yeah, yeah, clearly Miguel's fashion-sense is soaked in psychedelic-laced estrogen, but fuck the dumb shit ... this weirdo can make music! Questionable sartorial choices and increasingly desperately retro-as-avant-garde musical compositions aside, this young man's more than adept channelling of Prince combined with a flair for the dramatic is not lost on me. This little nigga is the truth! Good shit!

Nas Talks Trayvon Martin (R.I.P.), His New Single "The Don", New Artists x More Live On 106 & Park @ BET.Com.

Stalley Ft. Rick Ross - Party Heart (Official Music Video)(Off That "Savage Journey To The American Dream" Mixtape Available For Download NOW!)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Smooth moves "Black Galifianakis" ... smooth moves.

T.I. Ft. Travis Porter x Young "Lo-Life Impersonator" Dro - Hot Wheels (Official Music Video)

Rick Ross "Rich Forever" European Tour Vlog Pt. 1 (Ft. John Legend)

Friday, March 30, 2012

2 Chainz Ft. Meek Mill - Stunt (Official Music Video)

The Supreme x Nike SB Dunk Low 2012 = The Elephant NOT Quite Yet In The Room.

"It looks like Supreme and Nike SB are getting in bed once again for what can only result in pandemonium. Revisiting the Jordan inspired elephant print dunk lows of 2002, Supreme is switching things up, infusing a heavy dose of red to the upper, set off by the Supreme box logo printed across the insoles. Stay with us for further information on this 10 year anniversary release."

Information Courtesy Of: Highsnobiety.Com x Sneakernews.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Whilst it would seem that the entire sneaker loving universe is trapped in the unrelenting death grip of a full fledged Nike Foamposite frenzy brought on, no doubt, by a retro revisionist history that has taken what was originally a marginally popular pair of sneakers and deified them beyond rational belief in their retail resurrection, some of us O.G. Kicks connoisseurs still fondly remember when the SB Dunk was the undisputed heavyweight champeen of all major quick strike releases.

Fittingly, 10 years after their groundbreaking inaugural creative conspiracy to divide the sneaker world between them, streetwear demigods Supreme NYC have once again joined forces with Nike - the only sneaker company that REALLY matters (NOTE: I mean, I'm an equal opportunity spender when it comes to any and all things that my ever discerning eye identifies as fly - high price being neither an attraction or a disincentive when purchasing an item - but when it comes to kicks my nigga ... Let's be real) - to commemorate this auspicious anniversary with this Supreme x Nike SB Dunk Low drop for 2012.

This updated collabo combines the thoughtful and aesthetically smart Air Jordan "Elephant" print that made the original 2002 Dunk lows so popular with a vibrant Chicago Bulls-esque colorway of red uppers and toecaps offset by the subtle "Supreme" and Nike Skateboarding (NOTE: Y.O.U. knew that's what the "SB" in Nike SB stood for, right? Right? Don't play with me.) "SB" logo branded insoles, black accents and black signature Nike "Swoosh".

Sounds awesome, right? Hold up though, with no confirmed release date set for these Geological Society of America® approved gems, Hipsters AND decidedly haute couture hoods alike are just gonna have to chill, stack that fetti and dream a little Supreme dream in the meantime. Stay on point my niggas. This is Livestyle.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Brunch Bunch Pt. 183

Reverend T.D. Jakes Approved.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Meek Mill - Lean Wit It (Official Music Video)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Fuck a drought! Go and grab 100 griddams of some fire "A" work, sit back and let that boy Meek Mill cook! "36 ... treat it like a dirty bitch" "Wooooop!" H-U-S-T-L-E-R!

NEW MUSIC: Swizz Beatz Brings That Basquiat "SHOWTIME!" Life To The Angie Martinez Show To Premier His New Single "Street Knock" Ft. A$AP Rocky Live On-Air @ HOT 97 In NYC.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Behind The Scenes: Rick Ross x MMG Ft. T-Pain "Bag Of Money" (The 1st Single Off That "Self Made Vol.2" Coming Soon!) Video Shoot @ MTVNews.Com.

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Wait ... Hold On! Is This ... Is This Kwanzaa In March!?

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: I keed. I keed. But, all jokes aside, Negroes - and those simply sharing Negroe appetites indigenous to America's Louisiana Gulf Coast region - are going to L.O.V.E. this Popeyes® 40th Anniversary 1-Day Special DOWN! Trust me, somebody, somewhere is definitely gonna catch the fade behind a shortage on them biscuits too though ... lol. Stop playing.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Rick Ross - Swear To GOD (Official Music Video)


#NP: Mobb Deep (Havoc) Ft. Tragedy Khadafi - The First Day Of Spring

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: "Word is bond, 'cause I been doing this too long to let you newborn thugs try to come on strong ..." - Tragedy Khadafi AKA "The Foul Mahdi"

Y.O.U. see the title of this 1996 bootleg banger ... I had to post it! Biz Markie's "Spring Again" is most certainly a certified classic, however, such a predictable and uninspired musical pairing for this post in recognition of this much welcomed season would reek of willful negligence on my part. Nope, I can't and I won't do it. Yall already know I aint with the sucker shit ... quality reigns supreme. Now, where my Livestyle Ladies with the pretty pedicured toes @ my nigga? Spring is here!

P.ost S.cript:
Oh yeah, and whereas longtime Livestyle readers are somewhat familiar with my rich New York City pulp NONfiction street lineage, I also additionally have a great many stories surrounding my personal relationship to this Hip Hop thing of ours as well ... and Tragedy Khadafi played a relatively small, but very significant part in the evolution of Livestyle. But, we'll get into all of those exciting early music industry internship tales some other time ... lol.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

A$AP Rocky Talks His Forthcoming Debut Album, Touring With "Wheelchair Jimmy" x Why The "2012 XXL Freshman Class" Is "Corny As Fxck!" @ SXSW 2012 @ Fuse.Com.

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Whilst I still can't fully wrap my ever independent, artistically sophisticated and stylishly appointed mind around all of the hype surrounding desperately "Trill", Houston, Texas Hip Hop impersonator, A$AP Rocky, I DO respect this young man's candor. This nigga is right! The "XXL Freshman Class" list is perennially "corny" ... and this year is no fucking different.

Intended to highlight all of the cool, new talent that Hip Hop fans have to look forward to, this sad showcase has only become a painful yearly reminder that A) 99% of what remains of the former Hip Hop industry power structure as we knew it is still inhabited by dick rider zombie-like dullards whom lack either the balls and/or brains necessary to be creative and B) today's D.I.Y. music scene has simultaneously destroyed the entertainment industry's aloof "old guard" (NOTE: A beautifully liberating thing!) and let everybody with a microphone, an FL Studio program and a Youtube account become a star! (NOTE: Not such a cool thing.) *Cue Kanye Shrug* Ehhh, what Y.O.U. gonna do? #SWAG

The Brunch Bunch Pt. 182 (The "Happy Birthday To Me/Happy St. Patrick's Day Big Bash Of Ass" Edition!)

Reverend T.D. Jakes Approved.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Young Jeezy Ft. Ne-Yo - Leave You Alone (Mini-Movie)(Official Music Video)(Directed By @Taj_TPK)

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: C.T.E. Wooooooooooooorld!

Happy Birthday To Thee Live Nigga In The Place To Be!

(LtoR: My-Sister-from-another-mister, Shaka Don, myself - your esteemed host and birthday boy cum laude - and my-other-sister-from-another-mister-whom-is-also-Shaka-Don's-physical-sister, Monica @ the homies Don Pooh, Diamond and Sincere's Club Reign circa Summer 2005.)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Brunch Bunch Pt. 181

Reverend T.D. Jakes Approved.