Sunday, January 31, 2010

Beyonce On 60 Minutes

I wanna see her talk. Gonna check this later on.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

*New* The Astor Kings Perform "Young" Live At FSSA

This is seriously one of my favorite songs from the young New York band. If you listen close you can hear me going crazy in the crowd haha. A lot of cool stuff happening with these guys, including a show next week. I'm gonna add the flyer to down below. Show support ! My family and friends are wayyy cooler than yours.

*Mila Kunis is a fan? Uh-oh.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Vans Sk8-Hi "Animal Series"

I'm kind of into these. Anybody that knows me knows I'm into all things cheetah.

Some more info here

Kanye Has Some Words

I really, really like that he says "no cocaine". That's it. I feel his passion.

The Official "Be Stupid" Philosophy by Diesel

This is actually really cool. I don't know if I can honestly say go out there and be stupid but I must say they make a pretty ill argument. I agree with almost every sentiment. Here's a few: It's not smart to take risks, it's stupid. Stupid isn't afraid to fail. Blah, blah, blah blah. Yeah never mind.

*Eh, it's not as cool as I originally thought.

Darling Dari For Contributing Editor

I love grainy, black and white photography, beautiful girls, and fashion. Who the hell doesn't? Thomas Lohr shot these with clothing by Stella McCartney, Eres, and Viktor And Rolf for starters.

Click here

Don't Get Shot by Ruben Brulat

These are stunning. Shit is wicked on these mean mountains and valley-ways.

Ruben Brulat's portfolio

*Official Video* Nina Sky - Beautiful People

Lil Wayne x Baby x Kevin Rudolf BTS *I Made It*

I usually don't post these behind the scenes jawns but this one is real crispy. The Cash Money Heroes shoot their green screen video and talk into what looks like a Canon. Shout to the Mop. Wayne sober on this, I can tell. I actually really like Baby's jewels and the other guys seem uncomfortable. Riveting stuff.

Just Blaze Closes Baseline Recording Studios

I am kicking myself for not going tonight, to the Baseline Funeral Service. Just invited people to come through and check it out on it's last day of operation. Me and Dred were invited but I stayed home, and wrote and recorded something instead. I feel foolish. I know what I was doing was still important but I really need to prioritize my time better and doing this would have been the move tonight. Anyway, you live and you learn.

*These pictures are great, shot by Alexander Richter, who you can check out here along with more photos of the legendary New York Recording Home.

My friend Yelena Kellar, whom I've never met.

Take that street-style bloggers ! Haha, new section ! Home-style photos ! My friend Yelena, whom I've never met ! I love this shirt, style of photography, and most of all, the pretty girl in the picture.

She's seems pretty cool and supposedly has a pretty cool family. Follow her here.

John Mayer x VH1 Storytellers

Excited to watch this later. Feeling what John is doing in his career right now.

Miranda Kerr For GQ (She sent me this over for my readers)

Nothing sexier than a black thong on a pretty ass.

*New* Joe Budden - Downfall

Joe is getting really good, I just want him to make some records that don't detail his every day, every single time. You know what I'm saying? It's good music though.

Listen/Download Downfall - Joe Budden

*Had to jack the ill pic from Low

Usher - Daddy's Home

Great video directed by Chris Robinson of Robot Films. Done really well and Usher looks good. I'm curious to see where Usher stands with the public right now.

Sade Is The Greatest *Soldier Of Love Coming Soon*

My bad, I just had to put that out there. I've always loved Shorty and her band but my love's at an all time high right now. She's killing everybody out. That's all I have for you. Soldier Of Love drops February 9th. Buy it ! It's amazing music !

Thursday, January 28, 2010

*NEW ILL SHIT* Sean Price - Figure Four

This shit is crack oh God. I've slept on this nigga something wild man. Grown man rap.

Lil Wayne's "The Nino Brown Story" *Full HD*

This is probably really good. I'll watch it later when I can't rap anymore for the night. Wayne so fuckin' talented and fun to watch.

*All 9 parts are included up top. I believe you just have to click the YouTube logo or something like that.

Puff x Jadakiss x Chester French - Ciroc Star

This isn't really that good but I actually like Puff in it a lot. He just looks like he's having real fun and his verse ain't bad either. Fuck it.

Terry Richardson's Pirelli Calender, A Full Look

You like that right? Tits and Obama. Yes, - God Terry what the hell did you get into on the beach last summer man. You got girls lickin' real cocks, getting dirty etc. Whoa.

Full look here

President Obama's 'State Of The Union' January 27, 2010

I'm sure some of us are a little late to watch so why not.

North Face Purple Label Floral Backpack

You don't really think of North Face when you think of designer labels pushing the envelope with different patterns like this. The bag here is some ill shit I came across. I'd probably be ridiculed by my closest, but with a white tee and jeans in the spring, this is great. And I don't even do book bags but I just might after something like this.

Buy it here

The Making Of Sade's "Soldier Of Love"

Sade is dreamy. A classic artist that makes timeless music. They still make those kinds of artists? Watch her as her and her cohorts get back in the studio for her new album dropping in February.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Real Style, Stolen From The Sartorialist

This guy is killing it out there. Thanks to one of the best doing it, The Sartorialist.

*And while we're at it, something interesting.. rappers in Paris.

Mos Def "White Drapes"

This is pretty gorgeous. Michael Sterling Eaton along with the Creative Control boys bring us another eerie Mos joint I'm gonna love forever. It's off Michael's new project dropping called Mictape Volume One, featurings artists such as Mos Def, Curren$y, Ernie Gaines, Scoop Deville, Stalley, The Cool Kids and many more. Only a couple of these guys excite me but if the music goes in this direction I really might have to whole heartily support.

Rogue x L.L. Bean Signature 1912 Duck Boot

For the first time in 99 years (no joke), LL Bean let Rogues Gallery designer Alex Carleton in to reinterpret the OG 1912 Duck Boot. These are fuckin' incredible. Look at the bottom of them !

Hit The LL Bean Signature Collection

GLC x Bub B - Happiness Before Riches

This shit sounding pretty ill. Bun is really getting up there for me the last couple weeks.

Listen/Download Happiness Before Riches - Bun B feat. GLC (Produced By The Weathermen)

Closed Sessions Vol. 1 Coming Soon

The Apple iPad Arrives

I'm still not so sure how to justify getting this but one thing is for sure, I want one. There's a great, very Apple-esque video you can watch here which I found really enjoyable but for those who just want the quick skinny. You're looking at a large iPhone. The email, pictures, movie-watching, playing-games functions are just to die for. The design, the 0.5-inch thick, 1.5 pound, 9.7-inch tablet with integrated speaker and microphone, Bluetooth, WiFi and 3G, compass and accelerometer, is to die for. The 10-hour battery life, month of standby, compatible with a new keyboard dock accessory for desktop use, syncable with your existing Mac? Fuckin' awesome. So awesome I wanna call my Dad again tonight and shit on him for the fact he bought a PC last month. SMH, fool.

*Available for $499 for 16GB, 32GB for $599, and $699 64GB. Adding 3G costs a $130 extra per model. The WiFi-only model will ship in March, whereas the 3G models will ship in April.

New T.Shirt Music ! Paul Cantor (Freestyle) 2010

Famed writer, Hip-Hop journalist and producer Paul Cantor and I had an ill conversation last night. Turns out my man Ayes gave him my first mixtape 6 years ago in Staten Island and he went crazy. He told me it was "wayyyy ahead of it's time", and was "one of his favorite mixtapes in years", you know, back when mixtapes meant something. This was so ill to me. Paul Cantor is like the real deal as far as industry guys go. He sent me over some music reminiscent of these big rock remixes I used to do. I'd rap on anything man, it's so fucking fun to me. Anyway, the joint he sent over was from that era of music I was doing and at first I was a little taken back haha. It's not what I do anymore ! I slept for about an hour, woke up this morning, and wrote and recorded this just to show ole Paulie what the fuck I'm still doing over here haha.

Listen/Download Paul Cantor (Freestyle) - T.Shirt

Follow him @PaulCantor

*Original Unsigned In New York Vol. One  artwork above fucked up on purpose.

*Classic Flick* Pharrell x Anna Wintour x Kanye West

I normally don't post pics but why not. This is ill rapper shit.

Mismo ‘Boston’ Wrinkle Leather Collection

I need one of these so bad. This is gorgeous. They use full grain ‘wrinkle’ leather, which was specially made for Mismo. Wow.

Get some more info here

Bill Gates On Jon Stewart

This guy is so interesting to me. I need to watch this.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Kanye West x Mr. Hudson "Anyone But Him" New Single

Late pass on this one but I liked it before it got the new mix and master treatment and I like it a little bit more now after. Great record by the two.

Listen/Download Anyone But Him - Mr. Hudson feat. Kanye West

*Puffy Let's Ross Borrow His G5, Teflon Don Movie Poster

More Ricky Ross ! That's what my readers are saying ! Nah, I'm playing. I just like the nigga. He seems cool as fuck and he raps like a great one, my bad.

I'm mad excited about the Teflon Don shit coming out. I hope the movie isn't cheap but I'm sure it will be. Any movies I'm involved in have to be artsy as can be or I don't want any part of it.

Sundance 2010 NY Times

They're specifically talking about a movie by Michael Winterbottom called “The Killer Inside Me”. I wanna read this later so if you don't mind..

Read here with me if you like. I love the NY Times blog, always an interesting read.

Angels (Remix) in Vevo HD Directed By Parris

This shit is crazy. Had to post the new crispier one.

Swizzy Stops By DD172, Talks Art

I'm gonna check this out in a little bit but I'm sure it's gonna be great. I love what the nigga is doing right now. He's really taking his whole life and creativity to another level and it's inspiring. We support you over here homie. Hope to meet soon.

Spike Jonze "I'm Here" (Book)

One of my favorite commercials this year has gotten all printed up into something nice for your coffee table. 48 pages of Spike's short film/robot love story. First edition.

cop here

Neil Young on Conan's last show singing "Long May You Run"

I can't get over how beautiful this song is. It sounds like a life I wanna live I can't get over it, my God.

*I'll update the video quality as I find better.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Hot Mop Films Own Dredlife Starts A Blog !

Sure to be incredible insight into one of the greatest minds the world has ever seen.

"This is a blog, ironically named, to represent all that is ill in LIFE…" is born.

*New Video* Curren$y - Breakfast (Creative Control)

I'm not entirely sure what to think of this actually. On one hand I fuckin' enjoy the hell out of it. On another hand.. actually no I can't say what I don't like about it. I'm not holding my tongue at all I really just don't know what I don't like. I think maybe it's because he talks so much about smoking it's like alright, alright enough already. I enjoy homie's swag at certain points. The part at the end he throws the doobie to the chik and laughs about it is classic. No no I really enjoy this.

Gravis Expedition Series by Benny Gold

Gravis has always been my shit. I had these kicks back in the day I was just so in love with as well as a few others over the years. Nice to see their still doing there thing here with this kid Benny Gold who, besides having an ill name, is the designer who worked on this new Expedition Series logo and the graphics and such. Very ill.

*more details to come

Despicable Me (HD Trailer) w/ T.Shirt Music ! !

The official trailer for the new movie coming out with Steve Carell came out today and they used my remix with Pharrell !

*That's my story and I'm sticking to it bitches. Talk to my lawyer.

Bianca Balti For VOGUE Germany February 2010

God I love fashion, photography and beautiful women. Hmm, that sounds good actually. Nobody steal that. On my way over to my boy Williamyan's, I found these. Vincent Peters shoots the beautiful Bianca Balti and let's the world feel a small part of their magic connection. Ha ! I love to write too.

See more gorgeous pics here

Drake Cover Story Interview w/ Complex Magazine

Big words from the MC.

"I've happened to have had more success. I made the most money, I have number-one records, those guys don't have that shit. And it's just facts, it's not even my feelings or that I feel I'm more talented. That's what the game is about, making great music that earns profit. When it comes to my relationship with the new dudes, I'm just excited for them. I get to sit back in a cool position and be like, "Yo, I'm excited to see you do it now because I know what it's like, it's gonna be so much fun for you…"

Read in it's entirety here

Sunday, January 24, 2010

T.Shirt "I Won't Go" Video Coming Soon Directed by Dred For Hot Mop Films

Coming sooner than you think. Follow Dred here.

*Obrigado Gabi

Dunhill by Kim Jones

It's been a while since I stole anything off Ye's blog but this is great. A few posts before I put those Crocodile boots up from this same collection. Here are some photos from the show in Paris yesterday. I love the silhouette of the line. Great shapes. I love the socks over the pants. I just might try that in the Fall.

*New Video* Wyclef x Mavado - Hold On (Haiti)

I wanna check this out later so if you don't mind I'm gonna put it right. here.

Pharrell's Key Note Speech At Midem

Great watch and listen right here. What I love is how Pharrell is so about the art, and the artist. He's so about the kid somewhere in the world that has the big dreams, but maybe lacks the confidence to pursue them. He's right there for that kid, in more ways than one. I do believe the website he keeps referring too, is a little bare at the moment and if you really want a place online for a kid to shine, you should put some more guys on that. Just saying.

*Gotta jack what Nation pointed out, "In the 80’s there was Quincy, in the 90’s there was Dr. Dre… just last month, Billboard Magazine named you producer of the decade."

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Kanye West & Amber In Paris For Fashion Week

This is the best pic ever haha. That is all.

*There's some unreleased, unfinished shit going around but I don't get into any of that.

Conan O' Brian's Last Tonight Show Episode Ever !

Darvin and I caught most of this last night and it was excellent. He even dropped some jewels throughout that will make us all better. This is history right here. Take a break, watch it. Enjoy !

Friday, January 22, 2010

*New Music* Jay-Z, Bono, The Edge & Rihanna - Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)

Great record in support of the beautiful people of Haiti.

Buy it

Dunhill Crocodile Hiking Boots by Kim Jones

These are like some other shit. I could pull them off I'm sure of it.

Spike Jonze x Absolut Vodka "I'm Here" (Trailer)

This guy is too talented for words. What sweet filmmaking. The 30-minute short film will be debuting at the Sundance Music Festival. It's being described as a "robot love story". But of course it is.

for more info visit

"Wannabe Warhol" - The New York Observer (w/ T.Shirt x Dame Dash Story)

Great insight into what Dame is up to nowadays. Read here.

*I just wanna put this out there right now because I feel it's time and I need to get it off my chest. Only a couple of my closest know about this. I want so much to be able to work at DD172. I wanna rap there, put a couple paintings up, collaborate with these talented kids. I wanna talk to Dame, I want him to recognize something in me. I want him to get behind me. Last week I did something kind of bananas and I'm not sure about it now, but it's done. I had the idea that I needed to find this place. I needed to get in touch with Dame Dash. So I thought of writing on a tiny piece of paper "I want this more than anything -", referring to my dedication, and where he can find and contact me. I thought this was genius. I'd fold up this little note, seal it in an envelope, write Dame on the front, and leave it with someone at the front desk of his building. After walking around several blocks downtown, I finally found the incredible looking Gallery with a black Range Rover sitting outside. Inside, all over you could see these big art pieces on the walls, cool looking kids running around looking busy, rappers etc. I was scared to go in at first, shit, I wasn't even sure what I was gonna say or if they'd let me leave the letter for him or what. I was really thinking that maybe I should come back another time when just then, a long black Benz pulled up and parked in front. I tried to look nonchalant there standing on the curb. A few seconds later Dame Dash walked out of DD172 into the night, knocking on the window of the car beckoning Shorty to come out. I stood about 8 feet away pretending to look at my phone. I had half the heart to just turn around and give big homie the letter himself but I think I almost liked my plan too much I didn't wanna spoil it haha. The pretty girl hopped out and her and Dame walked into the building next door, passing me on the street. Dame was in a good mood, talking shit, excited about his "magazine dropping tomorrow." As soon as they dissapeared I turned around and walked right in to DD172. A few people at the front desk looked at me weird and when the blond girl smiled and asked what I wanted, I said, "Hey sorry to bother you, I have this letter for Dame". She took it and said "Oh ok cool.. who's it from?", and I said, "I'm not sure really". Before anybody could say another word I turned around and walked outside, around the block and disappeared. I immediately felt crazy hahaha. What the hell had I just done? Why was I playing my career like it was a 1930's murder mystery? I can be a little over the top sometimes I guess. Every day since that night I've checked my email address and I wait for someone, anyone to hit me back. My hope was for homie to find my gesture interesting at least, creative, innovative or something, who knows. I don't have any idea of what happen to the note at this point. It's gone, and it's over and it's done, and I can't take it back. I just hope, one day we can all laugh about it, over a drink at DD172.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

John Mayer by 13th Witness Photography

I've always kind of liked John Mayer. He seems like a pretty regular, cool guy that fucks hot chiks and plays music. I can relate. 13th Witness is pretty fuckin' talented. Glad to see them working together.

*Bonus* I was looking for a reason to post this. John Mayer is on the cover of Rolling Stone this month. Read the pretty telling interview here.

"All I want to do now is f*** the girls I’ve already fucked, because I can’t fathom explaining myself to somebody who cant believe I’d be interested in them."

Rick Ross's *Mafia Music Part II*

Rick Ross is the best rapper out man, fuck them haters. Not to mention, the production on this is incredible. Teflon Don coming soon.

Listen/Download Mafia Music Part II - Rick Ross

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

*The Top 40 T.Shirt Verses Of The Decade*

For real get to know me the best way possible. I love to write, I love to record and I'm inspired so much, everyday. These are just 40 verses off some of my most inspired work in the last 10 years. Do enjoy.

Download *The Top 40 T.Shirt Verses Of The Decade*
or *use the updated link here*

Complex Magazine's 25 Most-Anticipated Albums Of 2010

I'm feeling like new albums dropping from *Kanye West, *Jay-Z, Drake, Justin Timberlake, *Sade, **T.Shirt, Grizzly Bear, The Gorillaz, *Jay Electronica, Lil Wayne, **The Astor Kings, *Raekwon, *J.Cole, Santigold and Eminem  are enough for me. No particular order that is.

see what Complex had to say

*very excited
**excited for you

New From Terry's Diary

Look it's a great ass and some girl's butt. Ha !

Terry's Diary