Friday, January 16, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AALIYAH

In honor of Aaliyah's bday and in honor of mine since I loved her music, here's some of her past videos that rocked!


BACK & FORTH


4 PAGE LETTER


IF YOUR GIRL ONLY KNEW


ROCK THE BOAT


JUNIOR MAFIA feat. AALIYAH I NEED YOU TONIGHT (Had to put this, I know its random)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Happy Birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happppppppy Biiiiiirthday Dear.....!!!



Here's some hotness just for you on your birthday :-) !!!!
XOXOXO



it's better if you don't watch...just listen..you know that's how I would sound if I were there to sing Happy Birthday...but unfortunately I'm not, so I'll leave it to these ladies...

LETS SUPPORT TOO FLY and various other ARTISTS!!


"DELINEATIONS"
a collection of drawings and illustrations from a diverse group of international artists.

January 16th through February 15th 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, January 16th, 7-10pm

Ad Hoc Art is proud to present "Delineations": a collection of drawings and illustrations from a diverse group of international artists. Drawing has been and will always be a fundamental part of the art-making process. Starting as far back as the 1400's, artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer, Michelangelo, and Raphael used drawing as not only a starting point but as a way to communicate things which could not be accomplished in any other medium. Fast forward to the 1900's as artists such as Max Beckmann, Jean Dubuffet, Arshile Gorky, M. C. Escher, André Masson, and Pablo Picasso not only continued this serious examination of drawing as fine art, but took it to incredible new places through their creativity and talent. In more recent times artists such as Marcel Dzama, R. Crumb, Dan Clowes, Joe Sacco, Yoshitomo Nara, and Julie Doucet (among many, many others) again redefined how we look at drawing as not only a means to an end but an important and impressive end in itself. Continuing with this amazing tradition, we present to you a new generation of drawers and illustrators who hope to not only add to this amazing lineage of artists but to also find ways to reinvent and reinterpret how drawing can be used to communicate and enlighten.
Participating artists include:
Alley Cat, Adam William Carnes, Gigi Chen, Fernanda Cohen, Molly Crabapple, Adam Collison, Cycle, Deseo, Bonnie Durham, Ezra Li Eismont, Ewelina Ferruso, EZO, Nate Frizzel, Yoko Furuso, Bob Gibson (TLP), Mark Gibson, GROW, Joshua Hagler, Fred Harper, Peter Herpich, Thomas Herpich, Nevada Hill, Phil Hollenbeck, Mike Houston (Cannonball Press), isuel isuel, Jeremyville, Katie Kaplan, Jane Kim, Hiro Kurata, Rafael Ladesma III, Laura Lee, Tim Hon Hung Lee, Tae Lee, Brian Life, Tommii Lim, Daniel Hyun Lim (Fawn Fruits), David MacDowell, Drew Maillard, Sara Antoinette Martin, Martin Mazorra (Cannonball Pres), MIHA, Melissa Murray, Gilbert Oh, Logik One, Pagan, Nathan Lee Pickett, Lady Pink, Lilly Piri, Anthony Pontius, Devin Powers, Carlos (MARE139) Rodriguez, Dorthy Royle, Martina Secondo Russo, Frank Russo, Allison Sommers, Robert Steel, Kevin Earl Taylor, TheDirtyFabulous, Elisabeth Timpone, James Turek, Connie Wang, Jaeran Won, Pippi Zornoza plus Mikey & Doyle of the Black Label Bike Club, and TOOFLY!
ADHOC GALLERY
49 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
L Train to Morgan Ave
http://adhocart.org

Barach Obama WAX FIGURE

The wax figure of Barack Obama was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in New York City. SALUTE EL PRESIDENTE!

oh poor thing...

Lil Mama just can't get it together... what is this!?!?!?!? GET A NEW STYLIST SISTA!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

This is our (soon to be) PRESIDENT!!!!!

PARADE asked our President-elect BARACK OBAMA to get personal and tell us what he wants for his children. Here is the letter to them.... (shout out to www.parade.com)

Dear Malia and Sasha,

I know that you've both had a lot of fun these last two years on the campaign trail, going to picnics and parades and state fairs, eating all sorts of junk food your mother and I probably shouldn't have let you have. But I also know that it hasn't always been easy for you and Mom, and that as excited as you both are about that new puppy, it doesn't make up for all the time we've been apart. I know how much I've missed these past two years, and today I want to tell you a little more about why I decided to take our family on this journey.

When I was a young man, I thought life was all about me‚-about how I'd make my way in the world, become successful, and get the things I want. But then the two of you came into my world with all your curiosity and mischief and those smiles that never fail to fill my heart and light up my day. And suddenly, all my big plans for myself didn't seem so important anymore. I soon found that the greatest joy in my life was the joy I saw in yours. And I realized that my own life wouldn't count for much unless I was able to ensure that you had every opportunity for happiness and fulfillment in yours. In the end, girls, that's why I ran for President: because of what I want for you and for every child in this nation.

I want all our children to go to schools worthy of their potential-schools that challenge them, inspire them, and instill in them a sense of wonder about the world around them. I want them to have the chance to go to college-even if their parents aren't rich. And I want them to get good jobs: jobs that pay well and give them benefits like health care, jobs that let them spend time with their own kids and retire with dignity.

I want us to push the boundaries of discovery so that you'll live to see new technologies and inventions that improve our lives and make our planet cleaner and safer. And I want us to push our own human boundaries to reach beyond the divides of race and region, gender and religion that keep us from seeing the best in each other.

Sometimes we have to send our young men and women into war and other dangerous situations to protect our country‚-but when we do, I want to make sure that it is only for a very good reason, that we try our best to settle our differences with others peacefully, and that we do everything possible to keep our servicemen and women safe. And I want every child to understand that the blessings these brave Americans fight for are not free‚-that with the great privilege of being a citizen of this nation comes great responsibility.

Sasha (l) and Malia Obama at play in New Hampshire in 2007.
Bumper cars at the Iowa State Fair in August 2007.That was the lesson your grandmother tried to teach me when I was your age, reading me the opening lines of the Declaration of Independence and telling me about the men and women who marched for equality because they believed those words put to paper two centuries ago should mean something.

She helped me understand that America is great not because it is perfect but because it can always be made better‚-and that the unfinished work of perfecting our union falls to each of us. It's a charge we pass on to our children, coming closer with each new generation to what we know America should be.

I hope both of you will take up that work, righting the wrongs that you see and working to give others the chances you've had. Not just because you have an obligation to give something back to this country that has given our family so much‚-although you do have that obligation. But because you have an obligation to yourself. Because it is only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you will realize your true potential.

These are the things I want for you‚-to grow up in a world with no limits on your dreams and no achievements beyond your reach, and to grow into compassionate, committed women who will help build that world. And I want every child to have the same chances to learn and dream and grow and thrive that you girls have. That's why I've taken our family on this great adventure.

I am so proud of both of you. I love you more than you can ever know. And I am grateful every day for your patience, poise, grace, and humor as we prepare to start our new life together in the White House.


Love, Dad

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Moment of VENTING

When my fellow lioness and I decided to put this page together I knew that once in a blue moon i'd use it as a place to vent. Well today I happened to get an email from my homegirl Egypt with a link to her blog (www.egyptsaidso.com) and while going across her page I came across this. It hit close to home for me (my close friends know) and in case any of you are dealing w/ anything similar i thought i'd put this up on our page. (oh and no my situation isn't exactly like this but its similar enough to appreciate bits and pieces of her answer..i'll even hightlight those parts for ya)




Hey E:

I want you to answer a question. How long can a jump off be? I’m asking because I’ve been talking to this guy for over a year now, but every time I ask him what’s up with us, he says, “come on now, you know this was just a jump off.” See, he’s got a girl that’s in the military and he only sees her a few times a year, but I feel like he’s just using that as an excuse to not make a commitment to me. I’m like, if this was just a “jump off” it would have only lasted a few weeks or even a month. After a year, I deserve some sort of commitment. I think he feels that just because he was honest with me from the beginning about having a steady girl, he can keep trying to act like this isnt’ serious. But after a year, I don’t think that’s fair.

lstone

Hey lstone,
Well here’s the question…Do you want the truth? OR do you want a watered down version that will leave you feeling all warm inside with a glimmer of hope? I ask this because sometimes the real truth hurts.

The truth is that people only do to you what you allow them to do. He told you in the very beginning and has continued to tell you throughout your “jumpoff” that he has a girlfriend. It doesn’t matter if your fling lasts 5 weeks or 5 years. So long as he tells you that he has a girlfriend and is not breaking up with her, you will remain THE JUMP OFF.

Quite honestly you did this to yourself. When you made the choice to deal with a taken man you put yourself in the catergory of “side chick”. Its not very often that the chick on the side gets promoted to wifey material. Why should you? In his mind you have given him everything he wants and he hasn’t had to work for anything. The irony of it all is that one day he may very well decide to break up with military mama. But you better believe that he will keep you in the same box that your in and go find some Grade A no nonsense woman to wife.

You simply cannot change the game in the fifth inning, you can only change the players!!! If what you want is a real commitment, then you need to look for someone else and start fresh. Besides why would you want someone as a boyfriend who you already know cheats?? Before you go looking for a new man I need you to do a few things for your self:

1) Stop chasing men that don’t want to be caught. If he tells you he doesn’t want a relationship then believe him! We need to stop thinking we can change a man.


2)Think about what you want out of a man, in a relationship, and for your life. And don’t accept any less than that!


3)Don’t mess with another woman’s man. If I stress nothing else to you, this is the most important. The law of karma is nothing to mess with. How you get a man is how you will lose him.

I know this all sounds easier said than done because you seem to really care about this guy. Stay in touch with me and let me know what you decide to do.

Hip Hop Melody


I guess I'm having a nostalgic moment...but I'm allowed. Honestly this is what I love and this is what I do....

For No Reason: Diamond D "Best Kept Secret"and "Sally's Got A One Track Mind"


Diamond D "Best Kept Secret"
"Sally Got a One Track Mind"


I'm posting random music..but this is what got me into music. I saw the premiere for Notorious tonight...and I just felt a desire to listen to what got me here to begin with....


and you can't have Diamond D w/o Lord Finesse...here's "S.K.I.T.S"...this was in my headphones...I used to make my own mixtapes..taped off of underground radio shows and of course I had DJ Red Alert on the playlist!!!

and to complete the randomness...
"Ghetto Heaven"


this was my shit!

For no Reason: Big L "Put it On"




Big L and Jay Z...this is what I used to listen to on underground radio...yes..I'm a hip hop head! this is classic...to this day it's sad to think that such talent was snuffed out...a few days before my bday...I remember...Big L RIP 2/15

Monday, January 12, 2009

Dipset on XXL....

Why would they put the 3rd fool on the cover? I get Juelz & Jim Jones but why Zeke?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Who Made an Entrance at the Golden Globes??

J-Lo KILLIN IT in this DRESS....didn't she just have some kids???



Gotta love it...


THE COUPLES:


The Dynasty...literally...B looking real Dynasty ish (remember the 80's TV show)..not diggin it at all...Oh well...good to see her and Jay hitting the carpet together nonetheless...


Heidi Klum and Seal...I likes...


J-Lo and Marc really looking great...



Puff..wonder what he thinks of his ex-boo..and how completely stunning she looks...if he is even thinking about it....you think?

PEOPLE WE LIKE:

Eva Mendes



Eva Langoria...lady in red


Selma Hayek


We love Tina Fey


Alek Wek

Grace Jones on the first Night of the Syndney Festival 2009! Grace Jones vs. Rihanna!!!!


Grace Jones performs on the first night of the Sydney Festival...

How about when I first saw this, I thought for a second it was Rihanna...I see how she has influenced some of Rihanna's latest styling now that I think about it...however I knew it wasn't Ol' Ri-Ri, when I SAW THIS!!!

(SCROLL DOWN AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!)



this would be okay if Grace didn't qualify for Senior Citizen discounts!!! But hey you can't knock Grace for doing her...she clearly never cared what we thought!!


Now check out more of GRACE JONES VS. RIHANNA!!!

HMMM...looks like Bad Girl Grace Jones gone GOOD...what do you think???






S&M with a smile...

Grace's version








both love animal print....

Rihanna's red carpet version

Grace rockin the hood HER WAY




Rihanna's MUCH tamer version

John Legend and Estelle Perform at the The Pearl In The Palms Casino Resort



John Legend performing at The Pearl in The Palms Casino Resort in Vegas last night...
so it looks like they've enlisted Rihanna's stylist (peep leather and cut out gloves)for Ol' John...definitely different from the usual Ricky Ricardo -esque looks he normally rocks....OK John...




Estelle doin what she does...!

cute shirt..