Archive for 'Beats'

July 22, 2012
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Yuna does a cover of my favorite song off Frank Ocean’s album, Channel Orange.

February 06, 2012
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A beautiful song by an up and coming artist named Yuna. She’s been kept under wraps for a good minute (being SLOWLY developed by indie label, The Fader) but you know you’re about to be mainstream when Hypebeast blogs about you.

My boy Nathaniel aka The Mixshow Commander aka Saint Nate aka the Deep V Purveyor of BK put me up on Yuna a few years back. This was around the time when he was neck deep in groupies promoting and DJing for Dev of “In the Dark” fame… and even way before she did “Fly Like a G6″. He has an uncanny talent for good music (and the deepest of V-necks), having been with these these artists from before they were even legal (in the old-enough-to-purchase-alcohol kind of way). All jokes aside, he wasn’t wrong about Dev and he sure as hell ain’t wrong about Yuna either. Game recognizes game.

November 10, 2011
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IMG 0777a Constantine | Diamond Life

My friends are mad talented. Got to spend some quality time in NYC with the one and only Cavi Moet aka Constantine. I was, and still am, just in awe of her ambition, work ethic, and talent. Visual merchandiser by day + musician and fashion designer by night = one bad ass chick 24/7.

If you’re in NYC, swing by the C Wonder store in SoHo and check out her latest window display and pick up some dope belt buckles she designed. Fashion pundits, vatos, and eses all around the world agree: “…she has single handedly brought back letter buckles and made them a staple in the closets of the everyday gangster.” Word on the streets is that Oprah Winfrey is a big fan and snatched up the letters in her name and is rockin’ em with her creased Dickies as we speak.

And if you’re a bride to be, make sure you get at her for bridesmaid dresses and, I’m sure soon enough, wedding gowns. I’ll keep you in the loop when that pops off.

Follow her on Twitter and Soundcloud.

August 09, 2011
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Little Manhattan has become one of my favorite movies as of late. It’s about a boy (Gabe) who falls for a girl (Rosemary Telesco) with NYC as their playground. There are so many hilarious scenes from this movie and it just reminds me of young love when you start to realize that girls don’t have cooties and you wanna share your Hostess Cupcakes with them instead of putting gum in their hair.

This song by Matt White from the soundtrack is my favorite. I digs!

August 06, 2011
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I love Ellie Goulding’s version of the Knife’s killer track, Heartbeats

April 24, 2011
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About to drop a bomb on y’all… this has been on repeat NON-STOP. UCLA reppin’.

March 07, 2011
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I dated a chick named Valerie once… despite this, Mark Ronson’s version of Valerie featuring Amy Winehouse is still one of my favorite songs of all time.

March 02, 2011
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Can’t no one put it down today like Keith Sweat did back in the day… things get interesting at the 3:45 mark.

February 04, 2011
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Sarah Barthel is all kinds of hot… and this sick ass track is so damn relevant.

January 28, 2011
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The Bird and the Bee covers one of my favorite duos in music of all time.. the album is definitely worth checking out if you want a different take on everyone’s favorite jheri-curled duo.