Thursday, September 28, 2023

Time Warp... 2000: Get Up | Amel Larrieux

Circa 2000.
I was in North Carolina at my cousin' house for summer break.  This was one of Unc's many CDs.  I played it on my own when he and my aunt went to work one day and my cousin was like 'Why you listenin to this?'. LOL.  Me and Unc always connected on the music tip, among so many other things now as an adult.  He knew the vibes.  A bond unbreakable. 
You transitioned exactly two weeks ago.  The pain felt in my heart is hard to convey with words.  "Niece" will forever keep your name alive.  Here we were on the beach this year, sippin and relaxin to the tunes from your speaker.  I'll always hear this song and think of you; and the lyrics were a message of something you always pushed.  
Happy Birthday Uncccc.  Take a break from settin ppl straight up there. lol.  
This is for you.

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{Personal Post} PHOTOS: Graffiti Alley | Toronto, ON

My personal post drafts are backlogged, but we're making progress.  Circling back to Toronto, we stopped by Graffiti Alley.  The weather was beautiful and the artwork ... ahh the artwork... exceeded my expectations.  I had imagined it would be a small alley, but it was actually about 4 blocks long.  Maybe 5?  Phone was fully charged and I was ready to capture it all.  Such a great time.
Take a look through my lens...

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

{Trailer} Apple TV+ Explores 90s Fashion Runway Legends with Docuseries, "The Super Models"

It wasn't about the fashion. 
It was about the women. 

Naomi Campbell.  Cindy Crawford.  Linda Evangelista.  Christy Turlington.  
These supermodel legends reunite to share their personal experiences with dominating the world of modeling in this one of a kind docuseries.  The four-part event showcases their extraordinary careers, behind the camera and beyond the runway, that helped influence and impact the shape the evolving industry forever.  

Ups. Downs. Smiles. and Frowns.  Raw and uncut.  
Watch the trailer after the jump!

Time Warp... 1998: Money | Charli Baltimore

Circa 1998.
Charli was my girl.  This record was featured on the Woo soundtrack.  Woo is still jokes, but when I tell you everybody was in that movie... everybody was in that movie!  A time when we all still supported each other just because.
The soundtrack as a whole was solid.  'Money' is a jam.  
Even with my nails done
I take guns apart, son...

Monday, September 11, 2023

Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli Get Dapper for New AMIRI A/W 2023 Icon Campaign

Reflecting AMIRI’s long-standing relationship with music as an expression of cultural messaging and ideas, the campaign speaks to Black Star’s craft: the duo’s capacity to revolutionize old-school techniques through progressive flow and rhyme mirrors the collection’s artistry and silhouette.
-AMIRI brand statement

The popular AMIRI fashion brand has snagged the luminary rap duo comprised of Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli for their Autumn/Winter 2023 Icon campaign.  And they are looking extremely dapper may I add.  The creative direction is said to be inspired by the 90s Hip Hop layers that helped define founder Mike Amiri's L.A. upbringing.  Photographer Karim Sadli captures both Bey and Kweli in a terrific distinguished light.  Watch the official campaign ad after the jump!

RZA Announces Upcoming "The 36 Chambers" w/ Live Orchestra Show

The Abbot is at it again.  In celebration of the 30th anniversary for the legendary archived in 'Library of Congress album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), RZA announced a special 3-day event for the milestone.  On November 7th, 8th, and 9th, fans will be able to experience the 36 Chambers through a live orchestra experience in NYC.