Sunday, October 31, 2010

Kanye West Rumored Third Album Cover + Updated Tracklist & Features

Amazon just put this up, features and all. Rick Ross on Devil In A New Dress? Up top could or could not be another one of the official covers. NOVEMBER 22ND.

1. Dark Fantasy
2. Gorgeous (Feat. Raekwon & Kid Cudi)
3. POWER (Feat. Dwele)
4. All Of The Lights (Interlude)
5. All Of The Lights (Feat. John Legend, The-Dream, Ryan Leslie, Tony Williams, Charlie Wilson, Elly Jackson, Alicia Keys, Fergie, Kid Cudi, Rihanna & Elton John)
6. Monster (Feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver)
7. So Appalled (Feat. Jay-Z, Pusha T, CyHi Da Prynce & Swizz Beatz)
8. Devil In a New Dress (Feat. Rick Ross)
9. Runaway (Feat. Pusha T)
10. Hell Of a Life
11. Blame Game (Feat. John Legend)/The Best Birthday
12. Lost In The World
13. Who Will Survive In America (Feat. Gill-Scott Heron)
14. See Me Now (Bonus Track)

Arlenis Sosa For The Wall Street Journal

Whoa, the woman has it going on. I say woman cause that's what the fuck she looks like. There's a few other great looks taken for the Journal here.

*New Music* I'm Coming Home - Diddy feat. Skylar Grey (Co-written by Jay-Z)

The dream is dead hahaha. The J Cole song was a reference for the kid Diddy and it's a big record off the Last Train To Paris album. It's written by Jay-Z. Puff and the girls just opened the damn World Series game with it earlier tonight. Gonna check it out a little bit better on my home tonight but the production by Alex Da Kid is still fuckin' crazy. And that's a Miss Skylar Grey sounding wonderful on the hook.

Listen/Download I'm Coming Home - Diddy x Dirty Money

Zombie Zoo 2010!!

Bushwick last night > Partytown, U.S.A.

The Astor Kings x T.Shirt Circa 1990?

Thhhhrrrroooowwbbbaaaaccccckkkkkkkk. Happy Halloween yo.

Happy Halloween from all of us here...

It means the world to me you'd come online to check out cool shit while you could be out getting candy today. Be safe out there.

Be Right Back

New updates coming soon but I'm busy living...........

Moncler Grenoble Padded Shirt

This is crazy interesting. I'd probably pair it with army shorts on a Spring night as opposed to anything coming up but it is down-filled so that might not be the best idea haha. Still I like it a lot. It's different but not to overboard and true to Moncler style with the signature red, white and blue stripe detail front and center. Good looking shirt.

There's some buying info here.


This is a beautiful sight. All I wanna say is we gotta do right by our kids. I don't have any yet but this just took me there.


Rihanna On SNL (October 30th, 2010)

Haven't checked out the Andy Samberg-assisted short up top yet but I hear it's great. You can check out all of Rihanna on SNL last night including her performance of "Only Girl In The World" and "What's My Name" here at Yardie's. What can I say? She seems fun.

*New Music* Roman's Revenge - Nicki Minaj feat. Eminem

Well God damn the game will never be the same. Nicky came in, did it and does it the fuck up and there's not a damn thing stopping her. She even kills Eminem on this. The bitch from Queens >>>>>>>>>>>

Listen/Download Roman's Revenge - Nicki Minaj feat. Eminem (UHTN link)

*New G.O.O.D. Saturdays* The Joy - Kanye West feat. Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Curtis Mayfield (Produced by Pete Rock)

Song might be my damn favorite of the year. The beat and the Curtis Mayfield sample are just perfect. Kanye raps better Jay and everything, whoa. WATCH THE THRONE.

Listen/Download The Joy - Kanye West feat. Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Curtis Mayfield (Produced by Pete Rock) (NR link)

"she in her birthday suit cause of the damn cake
now there's crumbs all over the damn place 
and she want me to come all over her damn face..."

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pendleton 2010 Fall/Winter Weekender Bag

Gorgeous! I just wanna go places when I look at this. Not even anywhere specific, just like a lodge somewhere for a night and then come back. Maybe just hit the road. Drive 5-6 hours away get gas and come back. Or maybe get this for Art Basel in Miami, something. Shit's dope.

It's available here, you should probably buy it for me

*Official Video* Cassius – I Love U So (This is awesome, WOW)

This shit is incredible!!!! This is what I'm talking about right here. Made for peanuts and it's the best thing out! Busy P and 'em killing it right now and Cassius song is gorgeous. Shout to the best.

Get the iPhone app here

Kanye West Hands in Album (Final Tracklist)

God damn this shit looks/sounds strong. Can't wait. Album drops November 22nd.

01. Dark Fantasy
02. Gorgeous
03. Power
04. All of the Lights (Interlude)
05. All of the Lights
06. Monster
07. So Appalled
08. Devil in a New Dress
09. Runaway
10. Hell of a Life
11. Blame Game/The Best Birthday
12. Lost In The World
13. Who Will Survive In America

*New Music* I'm Coming Home - J. Cole

This is so good, damn. But I don't think it's finished. I hope we find out soon enough and this shit still got some legs on it. What a great record. Reminds of something B.O.B. would do hook wise but the rhymes are more my speed. Kid's a beast.

Listen/Download I'm Coming Home - J. Cole (UHTN link)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

*New Music* Hip-Hop Class - T.Shirt feat. AMK (Life Series: 01 Dropping This Tuesday!!!)

If I had a manager they would have most probably shut this shit down hahaha. My homegirl AMK takes a Hip-Hop Class at The New School and recently asked me to help her with an assignment to write/record a verse specifically using an old school cadence/flow as well as a few classic Hip-Hop references. We wrote her something and after recording it I liked it so much I decided to get on the mothafuckin' remix and put it out on the Life Series: 01. Sue me but I think she's better than some of the guys really trying to be rappers out here.

Listen/Download Hip-Hop Class - T.Shirt feat. AMK

Shout to Reno Msad for killing the damn artwork once again. The Life Series: 01 LP drops this Tuesday, November 2nd with only one more record coming before the full release. Check out the past singles starting here or in full at

Vans California 77 Hiker Pack

Whoa, gorgeous. Just as Dred heads to this MadeMe event for their Vans collection, too. No one sneaker company should have all that power yo. This time they get a little more rugged than you might be used to for a beautiful suede joint with hiking boot lace loops. I'm really into them.

Two colors and more here

Close Up And Private (In Motion)

This is done really dope and innovative-like. It's the first collaboration between Architect and artist Sergei Sviatchenko (out of Denmark) and media artist Noriko Okaku (from UK/Japan) for their “Close up and Private” collection you can check out here. What's funny to me is as cool as they did this it wouldn't have been even half as good if the outfits hadn't been styled so great to begin with.

T.Shirt "Pimp Or Die Shit" Video On The Way

Shout to Kris! Thanks to Ro! Life Series: 01 drops Tuesday and I'm still releasing new music between now and then. Check back soon and stay updated with me and all my latest music here.

Props to Kristy for the photo and blasting it in the whip and all.. that's love

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Christopher Nolan Talks New Batman Film "The Dark Knight Rises", Says "Not 3D"

Shout to one of the mothafuckin' best doing it. The man talks to  the Los Angeles Times about the new Batman film and reveals the title will be “The Dark Knight Rises”. One thing I found really interesting is how Nolan and his team have agreed upon not going the usual 3D approach and decided to keep it gritty HD instead. That might have been an oxymoron but I'm dumb excited haha. Maybe more about this than any other movie coming soon.

Read more here

*New Video* Loving You No More - Diddy x Dirty Money feat. Drake

I talked a little bit about this on Twitter earlier. It's not that I don't like it, it's that I feel like I've seen the same damn video from Diddy a million times. For the love of God shoot something creative! I'm into the song though someone should tell Drake most girls don't put their pretty panties in the dryer.

*New Music* Dope Game - Cory Gunz

This shit is pretty mean. I like how potent the music that comes from the Gunz camp stays. You don't hear him experimenting and shit. Pretty much whatever has come out in the last year or something has been straight dope shit. The kid can really really spit. That's word to my man Inf.

Listen/Download Dope Game - Cory Gunz (NR link)

*The kid burns everybody he's around in that Cypher earlier today up at XXL too.


Probably my favorite photo taken of Babygirl ever. Helps that I took it, too.

*Official Video* Far East Movement - Like A G6 ft. The Cataracs, Dev

Kinda crazy. I hadn't seen the video for this huge record yet and when I finally did I realized the song features a couple knuckleheads my friends did a video for some years ago. I remember The Cataracs name clearly, even the weak song they were pushing haha. Well, there you go. Anyway we love this shit up top. Such a fun record killing the charts across the world right now.

Chanel Iman For Rosa Cha Spring 2011 Campaign

Gorgeous pics from the beauty that is Iman. I normally wouldn't post a bunch of bikini shots at the end of October but if you live in NYC you know what kind of weather we've been having this week so I'm in the kind of mood. My favorite look from the shoot photographed by Gui Paganini is the one above. Great motherfuckin' pants.

more here

Amongst Friends Fall 2010 Collection

Love the new line from New York label Amongst Friends. Great button-downs, tees, hats and sweatshirts of a good quality is where the fuck it's at. And anybody that knows me knows I don't fuck with a lot of these brands.

Peep a bunch of the looks from Highsnobiety here

*New Video* You Make Me Sick - Saigon (Directed by Derek Pike)

This shit is crazy, Pike's a beast.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

*New Music* Fall For Your Type - Jamie Foxx feat. Drake

Using a photo of the kid Drizzy for this because the only reason it's so good is cause of him. Many months ago a reference version of it leaked without Jamie's vocals and it was seriously one of my favorite joints I ever heard from the kid. Now we get the complete joint and eh, was better before but I guess it's still got something.

Listen/Download Fall For Your Type - Jamie Foxx feat. Drake (UHTN link)

Zombie Zoo 2010!! Halloween House Party This Saturday October 30th!!! W/ Live Performances!

A bunch of our people got together to throw their yearly Halloween party in Brooklyn and Reno Msad absolutely killed this flyer. We're doing it on the 30th this year so Saturday night I urge you to come through wearing something creative and help party the night away with us. Stop at the liquor store first actually cause that's the only way you're getting in! Live performances by the rock band, The Astor Kings, DJ/Producer, Darvin Silva, Will Divide and Ferola all happening starting at 8PM! See you scare.....

(If you need to get your copy/paste on here's the address)
266 Bleeker St. Btwn Myrtle and Irving Ave.
Apt. 3F Brooklyn, NY 11237
L Train to Myrtle Ave. Stop or M Train to Knickerbocker

Interview With Banksy's "Exit Through The Gift Shop" Partners Jaimie D’ Cruz & Chris King

An in-depth sit down interview with both Jaimie D’ Cruz and Chris King, producer and editor of Banky’s awesome "Exit Through The Gift Shop" flick sounds good to me. This has got to be one of the best things we saw all year and it left us with a ton of questions including a great deal of mystery surrounding the man himself. This should be good.

(Late Pass) Kanye West Performs "Runaway" In Brooklyn

Great footage, God damn. It's like you're right there. Not really but you know what I mean. Nothing like hearing the crowd sing the words you wrote. This muthafucka has Brooklyn going crazy, so dope.  Can't believe we were so close and didn't go. Fail.

Erin Heatherton For Flaunt Magazine

Really feeling her outfits. There's only a few shots but the styling is what stuck out to me. Love the idea of a pretty something throughout paired with rugged Winter boots on a pair of pretty feet. Figured it'd be in an autumn issue of Flaunt. Photography by Ben Watts.

more here

Monday, October 25, 2010

Yelewolf Portrait By Mel D. Cole

Awesome pic of Dred's favorite rapper. You gotta check out Mel's new portfolio site at where it's only some of his best shots all nice and high-quality and shit.

Spotted at

MTV’s 2010 Hottest MCs List

Them 1515 boys put this up yesterday and it was the talk of Twitter for a little while with just everybody a part of the culture weighing in with their opinion. I gotta say I pretty much agree with the list in it's entirety. Sure it bothers me an artist like Waka Flocka takes the place of maybe a Fabolous or something but it bugs me out people don't understand the damn thing. It's called "Hottest MC's", meaning most hyped, most talked about etc. This isn't for the pure at heart haha. Still the top 5 looked damn near perfect with Jay-Z and Eminem battling it out for the number one spot which Em eventually took. He deserved it, too.

Here's how the list looked if you missed it:
1. Eminem
2. Jay-Z
3. Kanye West
4. Drake
5. Rick Ross
6. Nicki Minaj
7. Lil Wayne
8. Waka Flocka
9. B.o.B
10. Ludacris

Props to Nahright

Mastermind JAPAN x Citizen Limited Edition Watch

This is a beautiful solid piece by the leading watchmakers Citizen. Set to release in January 2011 and limited to only 80 units, the timepiece matches Citizen quality with one of Japan’s most stylish boutique labels. Everybody needs a good $5,000 watch in their life and retailing at $4,518 you can't go wrong.

More info on where to buy coming soon.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Kanye West Short Film "Runaway" (Vevo Premiere)

When I get the dirty version of this I'm gonna post it again but we needed to get this up now. Shit is amazing. I'm not gonna even sweat trying to put it into words. The music sounds like the best kinda Hip-Hop ever made. Hahaha, some of you won't feel that and I could care less. I'm on my 'Ye shit right now.

Nahright's got the full MTV Q&A and the extended video version of "Runaway" here

The Beatles (

I might've found the best collection of Beatles photos known to man but I gotta give them to you slowly if you don't mind. for now

Saturday, October 23, 2010

KiD CuDi Man On The Moon Album Poster

I can't tell if this is supposed to look like this or it's a lo res version or what but it's gorgeous and super well done. I think, just with the music aside for a minute, the artwork surrounding Cudi's new album has more than quadrupled it's appeal to me. The cracked, gritty, starry, suited-up, film-esque images that have been emerging just take you to a very dark, very real place. Expecting really amazing things November 9th.

Biutiful (HD Trailer)

This looks incredible. From the same guy who brought us 21 Grams and Babel among other films, Alejando Inarritu directs the scary dude from No Country For Old Men, Javier Bardem, in an intense fit of a film telling the love story between a father and his children. Some of the shots are just haunting. God I love good movies.

In theatres December 29th, 2010

*That's how the film is spelled in case you were wondering.

Jay-Z Talks To The Wall Street Journal

Lucky lefty talks to the Journal about his new book as well as a few things I've never heard him put into words. It's kinda dope. He says the next big concert he wants to do is Central Park which may have been done a million times before but not by a guy like Jay-Z. Check out a little excerpt I found interesting below and continue to read the rest of the interview here.

WSJ: What would you change about hip-hop if you could?

Jay-Z: We have to find our way back to true emotion. This is going to sound so sappy, but love is the only thing that stands the test of time. "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" was all about love. Andre 3000, "The Love Below." Even NWA, at its core, that was about love for a neighborhood.

We're chasing a lot of sounds now, but I'm not hearing anyone's real voice. The emotion of where you are in your life. The mortgage scandal. People losing their jobs. I want to hear about that.

*New G.O.O.D. Saturdays* Don't Look Down - Kanye West feat. Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco & Big Sean

Gotta love it. This must of come out after 8am this morning or something. Mos sounds so beautiful and strong on this thing. Such an original voice cutting through the music. Kanye's verse is full of jewels and Big Sean has probably the illest flow and words I've heard from him yet in his career. All in all it's a wild, sick record.

Listen/Dowload Don't Look Down (The Phoenix Story) - Kanye feat. Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco & Big Sean (NR link)

*Make sure you tune into one of the music channels tonight at 8PM whereas the major networks will be simultaneously broadcasting the new 35-minute short film, Runaway, produced, directed by and starring Kanye West.

This Week's 30 Rock & The Office Episodes

Forgot to post these yesterday, forgive me. Best on the tube awards.

Have some extra down time? Also watch this week's The Office (Season 7, Episode 5)

Opening Ceremony Beanies w/ Attached Scarves

I'm crazy into dope skully's and these are just do it for me. The oversized beanies come in two colors and feature an attached scarf you can either pull down to look like a neck warmer, or remove and wear separately.

Highsnobiety has some further looks here.

Ludacris On Premiere Episode Of Cee Lo Green's "Lay It Down"

I can respect this shit a lot. It's done really well and it gave me a whole new outlook on Luda and his business. Dude seems really on-point and about the right kind of energy too which to me is even more inportant than any of the flashy shit. He talks about his love of laughter and taking cues from the classic comedian guys. In Interesting stuff and Cee Lo just has that mothafuckin' voice for this.


Marilyn Monroe (

Stay updated with the new photo site. Walk with me.

Joe Budden Releases "Mood Muzik 4" Days Earlier

Happy to support Joey's new shit. I don't know how he did it but he def became one of those rappers I really want to win. I still can't sit through a whole album of the same song though hahaha, but I can honestly say I respect the shit outta him. Truth.

Download Mood Muzik 4 (via UHTN)

Feeling the "Making Of.." by Dan Moraru a lot actually.

The Making of Joe Budden's Mood Muzik 4 from Dan M on Vimeo.

Friday, October 22, 2010

*Tiiu Kuik*

Just some really sexy shit. Can't front though. The cinematography is really nice, too. I'm not just saying that either haha. It is the land of boobies and all but there's more to it if you let yourself watch it creatively. It's directed by Daemian Smith and Christine Suarez.

Penfield x Stapleton Wool Jacket Fall 2010

Whoa! This is why I love the cold weather. I love how Selectism worded their post but basically they compare the growth of Penfield to that of Polo and as much a 'lo head I am I'm not mad at the statement. If you do the rugged man look properly you know what the fuck I'm talking, shout to you. Wool puffer jacket with two fleece lined slant waist pockets, two flap and snap closure pockets at the chest, fully lined and filled with smooth leather reinforcing the shoulder and back. Gorgeous at $340 but I would love to try the damn thing on first.

Cop it online here

*Official Video* You Ain't Got It (Funk That) - Nina Sky

Saw the girls posted a high-quality of the new video and I thought we could give it another go. On third watch I  like it way more than before for some reason. It's just fun. Cool shit.

DangerMouse Producing Next U2 Album

This was unexpected but God damn this shit sounds like it could be dope. Supposedly Bono's surgery earlier this year sent the guys back into the studio heavily creating and working on releasing three different albums. The next one expected to be released is executive produced by the dude DangerMouse who got famous for his Beatles x Jay-Z, The Grey Album, in 2004. Bono says there's about 12 songs in the can and they're looking to drop early 2011. I fuckin' love how the lines have disappeared. In 2010 if you look at music in the terms of genres you're a dinosaur.

Plans For Halloween?

I was just curious cause I know we're about 10 days away now. What you doing for Halloween?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jay-Z's Decoded Promo In Miami

Pictures and tweets about Jay popping up in Miami last night were all over the place as they had a pretty big unveiling/promo party for his new book Decoded hitting shelves November 16th. In true Hov fashion, the rap illionaire from Brooklyn has teamed with search engine Bing in spreading 300 one of one clues and pages from the book of decoded lyrics all over the world to be sought and discovered by anyone up for the challenge. As you can see toward the end of the video, one of the pages for "Big Pimpin'" ended up covering the bottom of the pool at the Delano.

more info on the unusual and potent marketing plan here

L.L. Bean Saltwash Canvas Backpack

I don't do bookbags but this is really where it's at. L.L. Bean is one of those companies you can trust to make a good well-made product that's gonna have a classic look, not get caught up trying to be too cool and last you a long time. The saltwashed cotton canvas with leather accents and plaid lining are just that.

$145 and available in two colors here

Vans California Era 45 CA Burgundy Leather Fall 2010

I wish I still fucked with this silhouette. I might have to go back to it for these. Gorgeous texture, great for Fall. Continuing the recent Vans releases and adding to the California series, the Era 45 is back in three new two-tone colorways.

more here

Nicki Minaj Photoshoot/Interview For Nylon TV

This girl is just all the rage for all the right reason in my eyes. She's not even overtly sexual or disgusting like Kim was at her height. She just seems super fun and ridiculously cute. Not to mention she has an ass like the chicken wrap truck and she's from Queens. Up top, she plays dress up and talks about her new tour.

Anna Jagodzinska For Glamour UK November 2010

Her face in the light of the sun is just perfect. On a trip to Italy being photographed by Derek Kettela, Anna puts on some clothes by Dolce & Gabbana and takes this one amazing photo. I won't even give you the link to the others because they just aren't this.

Dark Side Of The Lens

God this is beautiful. What a way to live. I urge you to watch this until the end and listen to the words just as intense as the imagery itself. I try talking like this to my Dad sometimes and just hit a brick wall. As with most people unfortunately.

Found at StapleDesign

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

$130,000 Leather Balmain Jacket

'Ye tweeted this beautiful shit yesterday and I had to post it. Texture like you wouldn't believe, the Balmain jacket retailed for around $130,00. Well God damn.

*New*'s Sister Site

Gave in last night and decided it was time to start a cool Tumblr page. It'll pretty much be my photo library of inspiration that varies from dope stuff I find on the internets to my own personal collection. I tried to keep it really simple sans my opinion on things. If it's there it's cause I found it beautiful and interesting in some way. If you're on Tumblr, follow me! I think that's the lingo though I could be wrong haha.

*New Music* I'm On It - J Cole

The kid from Fayetteville builds his case in style. I swear every time something new drops I can hear him improving, getting more confident.

Listen/Download I'm On It - J Cole (NR link)

Bottega Veneta iPhone and iPad Cases

Ok, as much as I've shit on cases in the past, I might just have to get over all that and spend some money this Holiday season. While I don't have an iPad yet, once Verizon gets them, so will I, and I'm gonna need a serious travel option. It doesn't get more beautiful than Bottega Veneta's signature woven leather. Simplicity at it's finest. Look for them at select US boutiques and online here.

*New* Malice (of the Clipse) – Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind and Naked (Excerpt #2)

This is actually done really nicely. I asked on Twitter if the stories in the series have any truth to them but haven't got a response yet. That would put this thing over the top for me. Still it's interesting regardless. Coke rapper with a change of heart.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Darvin Silva & Co. Throw Will Divide A Birthday Bash Tomorrow Night At Velour

Will Divide, the big boy who produced Pimp Or Die Sh*t along with about 100 other records you haven't heard yet recently had a birthday and like we always do it this time, we're all getting together to celebrate in style. Darvin Silva, probably the illest DJ I know this side of the world is throwing a dance party tomorrow night at his weekly spot, Velour at 297 10th Ave. on the corner of 27th street in Manhattan. Bring any and everybody you know with good hair and strong ankles.

Shout to Reno Msad for the sick flyer and everybody else with a logo on this bitch. Would you look at us...