Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Beams x Timex Mickey Mouse Watches

No word yet on a release date but if I see these anymore I'll be sure to update ya'll.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Kanye Poses for A Bathing Ape

Photography from Keiichi Nitta

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Freeway+Jake One "Know What I Mean" Video

Free is droppin' jewels in this one! And the story is illustrated well.

Rihanna+Jeezy "Hard" Video

This sh*t is def. hard! At first I wasn't feelin' it because I didn't think it fit her. After hearing it a few more times I accepted it.

Did she throw a jab @ Chris?? Skip to 2:12.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Cool Kids - Action Figures (Unofficial Video)

Action Figures from VinArk J. on Vimeo.

some more ill shit from Chuck and Mikey!


Throwback : Big Tymers - Get Your Roll On

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Wiz Khalifa "Material" Video

Me personally, I think Wiz is an okay rapper. People be like Wiz is nice & all that but I think he's fueled by his production. The beats make him. Don't get me wrong, he's ok to listen to but he will never earn heavy rotation in my media player.
This joint is pretty nice though.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Throwback - Izzo (H O V A)

Rihanna's New Tattoo

OK magazine got pics of a new tat that Rihanna very recently got done. The new ink reads t "Never a failure, always a lesson" in gray ink just below her collarbone and is written as a mirror-image. I guess so when she looks in the mirror she can see it and reflect upon the whole Chris Brown incident. But I don't see how getting beat is a failure, it's just not the right word.

Whatever the case, this seems like nothing but a permanent publicity stunt in my opinion, but that's how she's feeling I guess so I support her, and those are words to live by!


Alicia Keys - Element of Freedom Tracklisting and Preview

1. The Element Of Freedom (Intro)

2. Love Is Blind

3. Doesn’t Mean Anything

4. Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart

5. Wait Til They See My Smile

6. That’s How Strong My Love Is

7. Unthinkable (I’m Ready)

8. Love Is My Disease

9. Like The Sea

10. Put It In A Love Song feat. Beyoncé Knowles

11. This Bed

12. Distance And Time

13. How It Feels To Fly

14. Empire State Of Mind (Part II)


Album in Stores December 14th

Is that you Nicki Minaj?

Ok, so apparently Nicki Minaj the Harajuku Barbie was once a Ken Doll! haha Low blow, I already know! But rumors as well as a viral video are circulating with an alleged Nicki looking less than feminine to say the least. Now I remember reading an interview about Nicki somewhere where she said she used to dress like a boy and wasn't really into to the girly-girl thing BUT being a tomboy and being a stud are two different ballgames in my opinion! She took to TWITTER basically dismissing the video as rumor but how could anyone deny that squeaky ass voice. Idk if it's her or not but watch the video below and decide for yourself!

The Game x Star Trak

The Game is kinda bugging in my opinion when son decided to get the Star Trak logo inked on his arm for Pharrell's sake. I mean Pharrell is not getting G-Unot tatted on him! lol But anywho, apparently P. Willy is executive producing his new album an he thinks that's worthy of a permanant place on his body! Read what he had to say to Rap-Up magazine below and see how you feel about the whole situation. The Game's R.E.D. Album is due in stores February 16th.

“Pharrell’s gonna take my career to the next level, keep me ’hood and cross me over at the same time by executive producing my album, so that’s how I show my loyalty,” Game told of his new tat. “Pharrell is my friend. We’ve created a work bond and established a friendship. Star Trak is gonna make me money in the future—that logo, that brand, that man helping me. That’s something that’s gonna put milk in my refrigerator and help me feed my kids, keep them in private school, and keep them doing what they do.”


The Black Keys Perform Live on David Letterman

I love what Dame got goin' on here! I'll cop the Blakroc album sooner or later. This song is called "Ain't Nothin' Like You"(Hoochie Coo) haha.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Kid Cudi "Pursuit of Hapiness" Video

Cudi is the only dude I know besides my homie Lo that can pull off the short afro look. But this is really a dope video. I bet you won't catch it on the top ten though. Sad.
Check out this track Cuder did w/ Robin Thicke called "Elevatas". It's pretty dope.

Chad "The Selfish Arrogant Genius" Mixtape

After a 3 day delay the mixtape of the year is finally here! Chad is not a stranger to this blog. I posted all 3 of his mixtapes before. Which were on the side but Vick took 'em down lol. Ima get 'em back up though. But anyways

Monday, December 7, 2009

Clipse iLLVibes Interview Exclusive: Interview with the Clipse from on Vimeo.

Anything Clipse related WILL get posted here. But the main reason I posted this is because Pusha finally elaborates on his famous ad-lib "YUGHCK!" around the 9:05 mark. I think this is my first time hearing him speak on it.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Clipse Live @ mtvU Woodie Awards

This is all I wanna talk about! If you ain't talkin' about "Til the Casket Drops" don't talk to me! December 8th is the day I've been waiting for & it's almost here.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Maison Martin Margiela 22 Leather Sandals

I got all teary eyed when I spotted these. haha I know it's winter but mannn would I love to have these in my closet.
They're availabe @ Tres Bien.

Friday, December 4, 2009


If you happen to be in the New Orleans area tomorrow night this is def going to be the place to be! Lots and lots of good music and drinks! $7 at the door! BE THERE!

Yuri Jones "I Wanna Be"

All I can say is wow. I'm honored to say that I know this dude.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Pleasure P Does the MOST!

I'm sure by now you've all heard of the child molestation accusations raised against ex-Pretty Ricky member Pleasure P aka Marcus Cooper or whatever you wanna call him. It was some foul shit! WELLLLL he's released an official statement via his website saying that all the rumors were false! READ IT HERE to have a look-see for yourself. The thing that got me was WHY would anyone make something up as terrible as molesting your four and five year old niece and nephew? Like that's reallyyyyy sick and his own bro co-signed in a way the validity of the story on twitter.

Today's doing the most award goes to Pleasure P and Spectacular of Pretty Ricky.


Hazelnut Nike SB Dunk Hi

Nike SB and Skate Mental came together on a Dunk High Premium for December 2009. The shoe is done predominately in hazelnut suede with baby blue and white accents, super ill! If you wanna cop these shits you can pre-order HERE for the low!


2010 Grammy Nominations!

Yesterday the Recording Academy released the 2010 nominees for the Grammy Awards! Among the nominees were Beyonce, The Black Eyed Peas, Lady GaGa, Taylor Swift, and Keri Hilson.

Here are a few of the major nods! Let us know who your picks are....

Album Of The Year:

I Am…Sasha Fierce (Beyoncé)
The E.N.D. (the Black Eyed Peas)
The Fame (Lady Gaga)
Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King (Dave Matthews Band)
Fearless (Taylor Swift)

Record Of The Year:

"Halo" (Beyoncé)
"I Gotta Feeling" (the Black Eyed Peas)
"Use Somebody" (Kings Of Leon)
"Poker Face" (Lady Gaga)
"You Belong With Me" (Taylor Swift)

Song Of The Year:

"Poker Face," Lady Gaga & RedOne, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
"Pretty Wings," Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
"Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)
"Use Somebody, "Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
"You Belong With Me," Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

Best New Artist:

Zac Brown Band
Keri Hilson
Silversun Pickups
The Ting Tings

Best Pop Vocal Album

The E.N.D. (The Black Eyed Pease)
Breakthrough (Colbie Calilat)
All I Ever Wanted (Kelly Clarkson)
The Fray (The Fray)
Funhouse (Pink)

Best R&B Album

The Point Of It All (Anthony Hamilton)
Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics (India.Arie)
Turn Me Loose (Ledisi)
Blacksummers’ Night (Maxwell)
Uncle Charlie (Charlie Wilson)

Best Rap Album

Universal Mind Control (Common)
Relapse (Eminem)
R.O.O.T.S. (Flo Rida)
The Ecstatic (Mos Def)
The Renaissance (Q-Tip)


Vans Chukka Del Barco

I know these been dropped early last month but I love these shoes! Hopefully I can get my hands on the dark brown ones before they're all gone.
Both of these are available at Bows & Arrows by phone.
You can scoop up the 2nd colorway @ ExtraButter if Bows and Arrows are out.
If all else fail then go to Flatspot or Ubiq Life as a last resort.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Doing the Most!

New Kid Cudi - Cudderisback

Kid Cudi is back on the scene with a new joint entitled Cudderisback As of yet no idea whether this joint is a single off a new album or what but hey its new music!

Take a listen and leave your thoughts!


Via Hypebeast

Chip Tha Ripper "The Cleveland Show" Mixtape

I first heard Chip spit on a track called "Next Up" featuring Mickey Factz, Naledge(from Kidz In The Hall), & Mic Terror. I was feelin' his flow so I kept an eye out on him & took time out to listen to his solo tracks that hit the blogs. So here he is today w/ I think his 3rd mixtape & I really enjoyed it. He doesn't really have that "wow factor" but he got a flow & you can zone out to him.

Homeroom "Touchdown" Varsity Jacket

I love the buttons on this joint. Well I don't know if you can call them buttons but whatever they are they add flare to the jacket. It's 100% California wool & leather.

You can cop here for $333.

Freeway- Know What I Mean (produced by Jake One)

My man Free may bullshit on these mixtapes but he don't play when it comes to albums. Soon as the beat dropped I knew this was that heat rock! Anyways, this is the 1st cut off of Freeway's upcoming album "The Stimulus Package". As of it now it's set to drop Feb. 16 but you never know. Stay posted!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Despicable Me Trailer 2

I remember doing the original post of the first trailer, so you know I'm amped to post the part two! This movie is gonna be some ill shit! The plot revolves around the world's #2 super villain, Gru, as voiced by Steve Carell trying to one-up the #1 super villain. Who cares about a hero right?!

....and Pharrell is the musical director, gets to better!

Better Late Than Never ---> Lupe Fiasco - Enemy of the State: A Love Story

Lupe is ALWAYS ill, 'nuff said


Snoop f/ Brandy and Pharrell

I'm feeling this! It's not just my Pharrell bias either lol. Uncle Snoop is the homie and Brandy adds something to this song that no one else could in my opinion. This joint will be included on Snoop's new album Malice in Wonderland which I believe drops on the 8th of this month. I approve.


Chris Brown - Graffiti Preview

We've been hearing a lot about Chris Brown in the media lately but it hasn't been about music per se....however today a leak for his new album Graffiti has been posted. After giving it a quick listen I must say that I'm more than a bit disappointed in what I'm hearing and I'm a bit of a Chris Brown stan! I was THOROUGHLY disappointed in the album artwork and I'm kinda sensing that the wackness of the artwork reflected the album. Maybe it's one of those things that just has to grow on me. As of yet I'm not feeling it though!

My pick off the album is Famous Girl

Have a listen for yourself HERE

Victoria's Secret Fasion Show is Toooo-Niiiighttt!

I know all you dudes out there like to see fee's in panties so make sure you tune in! It'll be on at 10pm Eastern time on CBS. This year I heard they're gonna have some ill performances from The Black Eyed Peas as well as many other artists!

Today is World Aid's Day

If you didn't already know today is World Aid's Day. World AIDS Day is observed December 1st each year. Its dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic and the huge impact that HIV has on our society. If you want to learn more about getting tested, what you can do to support the cause, or just general information you can visit the official website HERE


SOOOOOOO after being M.I.A. for a matter of months I've decided to get my ass off of twitter and back in to this blogging shit at the behest of the homie G-Eazy, who is ohhhhh so inspiring! I decided to drop this post about Iron Man 2 which is coming out over the summer. From the looks of the photos and the promotional poster they dropped today on IMDB it should be pretty damn live. HOWEVER I'm a bit confused about the roles of Don Cheadle and what part War Machine will have in the film. I've been hearing all kinds of shit about him playing Justin Hammer who if your on your Marvel comics shit is a Bad Guy. Personally, I was a big fan of Terrance Howard as Rhodey so they'll have to win me over with this one. We shall see.....

Anywho, I'm back...tryna get this nigga Rich to get back on it with me but he's ignoring my fb chat lol I'll call him when I get home lol



Saturday, August 8, 2009

"Run This Town" Video Photos

They all look foolish but I believe the video will be dope!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Janelle Monae Performs "Sincerely Jane" @ the Highline Ballroom

Since me & Amy are currently divorced until she can pull herself together, Janelle & I are dating. :) I WISH!

The Clipse "I'm Good"

My boys are back! "Til The Casket Drops will hit shelves in early October I believe. YUGH!

Drake Wheelchair Jimmy Covers Fader Mag

Thursday, August 6, 2009

BLVCK SCVLE Fall 09 Varsity Jackets

Maxwell "Bad Habits"

I was kinda pissed that his album only had 9 songs so I didn't bother listening to it again. He always has awesome videos though!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Vistoso Boss+Soulja Boy= Delirious

Shhhh, don't tell nobody but Im kinda feeling this! I did a "Got Next" post on these two a while back. Which reminds me, I need to start doing those again. Got any indie peeps we should know about???

Chromeo "Dj-Kicks"