Aug 30, 2009
I glanced away for a second and had missed everything - - their fight was over before it even started. I had to rewind and witness the devastating left hook that caught Jardine sending him to the floor and then cringed as Silva unleashed multiple blows to his dome. On the flip side, one of the joys of having Silva win the fight included seeing his trademark throat slit. Gosh, something about the cocky swag he exudes as he walks up to the camera and does his signature throat slit sends a chill down my spine.
* The videos keep getting removed from youtube so I'll have to put together my own recap to share with my blog family...
Much buzz was generated on my comments section. Some of the highlights:
- $10,000 rims for a car that is worth no more than $5,000 Got to love this shit! LOL
- Whoever is driving that is ugly. He had to do all that to get attention. That's just too much. LOL
- I can't imagine the type of job this dude has. Where in the hell can he pull up in this car and get taken seriously? Lol... I'm drawing a blank.
- I'm guessing street corner hustla, Pimp, rapper...
- He can't be a pimp cause his hoes cant get in the car, lol
- That's player though... lol Seriously, I need to know how he gets in that? Is there a step ladder involved?
Aug 26, 2009
A native of Barbados, Linton developed a love for music at an early age. After taking home four awards at the 2007 Barbados Music Awards (including song of the year for his hit single “Cardiac Arrest”) Linton ventured to New York with manager Teneille Doyle to continue developing his sound. Harboring the perfect mixture of charm, raw talent, and determination Linton caught the attention of Universal Motown President Sylvia Rhone and was signed to the label in October 2008. He has been featured in publications such as Essence and Vibe, more recently appearing as one of BET’s Rising Icons.
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Linton after his soulful performance and getting to know the man that’s quickly becoming a star.
Ishea Brown: First off, great performance. I love your sound.
Hal Linton: Thank you
IB: How would you define your personal style?
HL: My personal style is definitely clean, minimalistic and accessorized.
IB: What are your must have accessories?
HL: Ray Bans and chains. I like to put stuff together, especially that means something. This chain has sand from my home country.
IB: Who are your top 3 style influences?
HL: I can’t say a person, but I love the Italian fashion. It’s almost like you stepped right off a yacht. It’s real breezy and easy going. It’s not restrictive at all. I love non restriction and for everything to fit.
IB: How would you say that your music influences your style?
HL: Well, my music is kind of fun, sexy and introspective in ways. A big thing for me when I perform music is I must feel comfortable. Comfort is always a major factor for me. I think the music makes me want to be comfortable. It makes me laidback and feel at ease. I think that influences my fashion for sure.
IB: Before you go on stage to perform are there any rituals that you do?
HL: I normally pace back and forth a lot. I just kind of psyche myself up; punch the air a little bit. It’s really like a prize fight in a lot of ways. In the new artist hustle no one knows you and you have to go up there and give them a good fight.
IB: If you weren’t singing what would you be doing?
HL: I’d definitely be doing film. I actually dropped out of film school to do music but I still have a very big love for film. It’s all kind of interconnected so I hope to get back there eventually.
IB: What’s the last movie you saw?
HL: Inglorious Basterds
IB: How was it?
HL: That was the most fantastic thing I’ve seen for the year. Tarantino did a movie, a real movie. I love Tarantino to death. I love the artsy, kind of pushing the envelope thing he does but this one was script. It was acting. It was plot. It was shot well and the story was beautiful, incredible.
IB: How does the Lexus Luxury Awaits campaign relate to your music and style?
HL: Come on, it’s Lexus! It’s sleek and it’s sexy. I think that’s a good reflection of what I’m trying to put out and what my music is about.
To find out more about Hal Linton visit his myspace or facebook page.
Aug 21, 2009
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Aug 19, 2009
Aug 16, 2009
*These are not yet available online and can only be found in stores*
Aug 14, 2009
To find out more about ALfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan, as well as performance times, click here.
Aug 13, 2009
Saturday, August 15th, 2009
11AM - 1PM
1113 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Aug 12, 2009
Fun Fact: Berry Chill uses a temperature sensitive spoon! It's kinda neat to see your green spoon turn purple when it gets cold lol.. reminds me of the mood rings/lipstick that I had back in the day :)
Aug 9, 2009
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Aug 5, 2009
Well *pause* I watched and, umm... yeah, that shit is nasty! I'm a seriously open-minded person when it comes to sexual fetishes. I try not to judge anyone and do not freak out easily over things that may be perceived as out of the box or different to most.... that was until I saw "2 Girls 1 Cup". I don't understand the video. Women eating shit, playing with shit, throwing up and eating it... puking into eachother's mouths!!! I'll pass. If I had food in my stomach I may have thrown up. The fact that I was hungry prior to watching the video and now couldn't find my appetite in the daytime with a flashlight (lol) is a testament to how disturbing the video is.
Sidebar: How much did they have to get paid to do that? No money in the world could get me to eat shit let alone let someone throw up in my mouth... and I know it's a recession but seriously, you'd catch me p-poppin in a handstand at Arnie's before this...
If you have yet to see this video click here.
Aug 4, 2009
If you decide to go I urge you get there before 8pm. I must really stress this because arriving after 8p will guarantee you a spot in the line... oftentimes lasting 2-3 hrs, and that's not an exaggeration. Making matters worse is the random
If you're able to stomach the rats, harassment from local bums (the security does a pretty good job of keeping them away) and mind-numbing wait in line, there's a lot in store for you at the 27th floor. Upon receiving a ticket you're directed through the hotel lobby to the elevators. The express elevator takes you to Roof and finally you're on your way to enjoying a wonderful night full of drinks, great atmosphere and even better views.
**Update** At first I was thrilled to find this diamond jewel of a place but now I'm sad to report that someone in the hood must have gotten the memo because the crowd after 11p is NOT what's up. This isn't a club and shouldn't be treated as such so I urge everyone to categorize Roof as an after work lounge... be sure to leave by 10p.
Aug 3, 2009
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~ contoured waistband eliminates the gap most people get in the back
~ designed to lift and flatter your butt
~ premium stretch denim retains its shape
While I didn't try on the other 2 styles of jeans I did pay attention to what the ladies had to say. The "sexy boot" was really long. I don't know if Gap only sent long lengths, but this line is definitely for the 5'4" and up crowd. As for the "always skinny" these run a bit small and are basically leggings in jean form. I think that for women with any curve whatsoever... and still desires a skinny jean look, go for the "real straight" because you'll feel ridiculous trying to squeeze into the "always skinny". I suggest everyone to take a chance on Gap Jeans - - try on a pair because you'll be pleasantly surprised. They've done a good job and we, the consumer, can reap the benefits.