Saturday, February 28, 2009
That was quick as hell! The show just ended about a hour ago. But this should be as dope as the show was! Check back for video footage of the event in case you missed it. It comes back on in about a hour..DOWNLOAD HERE
Friday, February 27, 2009
And he's with that Amber chick again.Oh look they have matchin haircuts ^_^
Don't really know too much about Jake but I know Free gets it in! I can honestly say that I'm looking forward to this album
Posted by Rich at 11:15 PM
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Bossip: So, tell me how you went from Harvard to the music industry.
Ryan Leslie: My parents are immigrants from the Caribbean Islands. My mother whom is Dutch, Chinese and African descent would meet my father who was born in Barbados and raised in Trinidad, and connect based on their love for music. Music is something that comes from my parents, but also from my parents comes a strong sense of education. Being, immigrants, they wanted to make sure that my sister and I had a fair shot at achieving the American dream, which would be to live our passions. They knew that education was an essential building block in the foundation of that pursuit. I was a precocious youngster, and was getting into a lot of trouble in school. Finally one of my teachers suggested that I go for testing. I tested into the talented, gifted program. Initially I wanted to be a doctor because I wanted my parents to be proud of me. As a kid (15) I tested out of high school. I applied to Harvard, Stanford and Yale. With great pride and honor my parents shipped me off as a teenager to Harvard.
Bossip: You were a pre-med major? When did you decide to do music?
Ryan Leslie: During that time I was introduced to the music of Stevie Wonder and was resolved to chase the contribution and the legacy. I called my father and said that I’ve found my calling in life and I’m switching majors, I’m no longer pre-med. I’m going to go to a humanities major which would allow me more time to focus on music. There was a studio in the basement of my dorm, and I taught myself to produce records. Four years later with three academic probation slaps on the wrist, I did graduate on time.
Bossip: When did you hook up with Diddy?
Ryan Leslie: Fast forward to 2003, after many thwarted attempts, and producing for independent acts, I started interning for a producer who introduced my music to Diddy. Diddy signed me on the spot after a chance meeting and hearing a record I produced for New Edition called “Hot Tonight”. All at once in 2003, my life changed. I was looking at six figure checks and was able to repay my father who invested some credit in my career. From 2003 to 2005, I was under the mentorship of Diddy. After a very fruitful relationship two year management with him, I signed my first artist to the Next Selection Imprint. Her name is Cassie. I wrote and produced our very first single, Me and You went on to write and produce her entire first album.
Bossip: Tell us about your album, Ryan Leslie.
Ryan Leslie: My cd is about six years in the making. After many delays, we’ve been able to come to an agreement. This album is a snapshot of my life. It’s self titled for the simple fact that if you know the name of album, you know the name of the singer, producer and background singer. When I would read the credits in the albums of people like Prince, James Brown and Stevie Wonder, I would see that it was written, arranged and produced by the artist. I wanted to make that type of contribution.
Bossip: What’s your genre?
Ryan Leslie: I find it challenging to categorize myself because I just do the music that I love, the music that inspires me. I wouldn’t personally categorize my music in any specific genre.
he's so articulate! I feel smarter now that I know he had a couple academic probation threats! lol Check out his unreleased track, 'One In A Million'
I was just checking out this google analytics stuff that I added to the site and I just wanna let you all know that theunusualsuspects are officialy WORLDWIDE! Thats right, not only do we have about 200 regular followers in the U.S. but we've got 4 in France, 6 in Germany, and a diehard out there in the Netherlands...and thats just Europe! So we just wanna say thank you for your support! You know we're gonna keep bringing that hot ishhhh!
and a special HI HATER OVER TO YOU IN ATL!!!! lmfaoooooo
This is another video off of Jada's upcoming album The Last Kiss which drops March 10th.
Cameos from Ron Howard, Quincy Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Forest Whitaker, Jake Gyllenhaal, Cedric The Entertainer, Morris Chesnut, Clifton Powell, Alex Thomas, Tatyana Ali, Bill Bellamy, and more. Directed by Hype Williams.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
You can buy these pieces at Obey Clothing. They really have some nice items
Chinese artist Yin Xiuzhen re uses old clothing and textiles to create intricate works that examine the political, social, historical, environmental, and human constructs that surround her. one of her most famous works to date is the 'portable city' series - cloth construction in suitcases of major cities.
This is sooo originally. I would never have thought of doing something like this. Kudos to Yin!
Posted by Rich at 12:14 PM
I always say the perfect way to sell your cloths is too get a beautiful model & a professional photographer.
Hit there site, Purple Cloth, for more info on this release.
I spotted this joint on 2dopeboyz.. This is the song that you never really learn the words to, you just sit back & vibe to the beat.
I don't know about everywhere else but it's beginning to warm up in the South. & I can't see myself wearing one of these in 70-100 degree weather but don't get me wrong, these are nothing short of dope.
Tune in Saturday at 9 on VH1..This will be great!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
You're probably wondering why it took me so long.. I just wasn't feeling the spirit but not that I have a ride to the downtown area of New Orleans I'm ready to let the good times roll!
Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Homegirl is giving it in these flicks!
Check out Built By Wendy
Madewell teamed up with Shopbop to deliver this limited-edition collection. I feeling this chic look.
All available at Shopbop