Interesting read in the NY Magazine about the evolution of footwear technology. I find it interesting how the technology is focusing on being as close to barefoot as you can...
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Went to Vegas for a couple days to hang with the friends. Had a blast, caught you with friends and of course lost money=( Anyways caught up with my homie Sal who happens to be Mr. Daily 10 on E Channel. Thanks for taking care of my group at Body English at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
The opening party for Bathing Ape LA Store definitely brought out the stars! Stars in attendance included, Kanye West, N.E.R.D., Jonah Hill, Pete Wentz, Kaws, and even Mike Tyson. I took the chance to get some pictures with them. The highlight was definitely seeing Mike Tyson and chatting with him for a bit.
Takashi Murakami and Nigo
Iron Mike Tyson
Famlay, Shae and Jonah Hill
Kanye West and Jonah Hill
I was lucky enough to go the Bathing Ape LA Store opening party. The store is not as incredible as the ones in Japan or even New York, but it definitely is gonna do well in Los Angeles. The party was incredible, had a whole bunch of celebrities there. Nigo was there with Pharrell, Kanye, N.E.R.D., Kaws, Mike Tyson, Rick Ross, Jermaine Dupri and a whole host of others.
The Bape LA store is nice and clean and features a pair of Bape Jeans big enough for King Kong to rock!
Peep the flicks below from the opening.
Bape LA Store Photos
Bape LA Party Pic
Went to the Record Plant in LA to hear some of the N.E.R.D. album dropping June 10th! For core N.E.R.D. fans this is gonna be an incredible record! Unfortunately I wasn't able to take pictures, but definitely cop that album when it drops!
Well, I just got back from LA and boy was it a whirlwind trip. Im working with my boy Jesse on a dope track featuring beats done by Flakez. We have Mikey Rocks from Cool Kids and upcoming rapper Chris Young and a secret artist. This track is gonna be hot, be on the look out for it in the near future.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I had a chance to meet up with my buddies from NERD and go to the Glow in the Dark Tour with them. First off, I have been lucky to attend many different concerts and by far Kanye West's performance is the best live performance I have ever seen! His set is literally a musical/ movie. The set, the songs, the energy is all incredible!
Kanye is so dedicated to this tour, that he actually spent the night at Key Arena, the night before the show to make sure everything went off without a hitch. His performance was crazy, but it wasn't his full performance. Kanye is still waiting on some creations from Jim Henson Creature Shop. Kanye stated that in Sacramento, tomorrow that his show will be what its suppose to be.
For those who have an opportunity this tour is a MUST SEE!!!!
Check out the sign "Kanye West Women" Kinda cracked me up
I was able to catch Rihanna do her rehearsal before performing later that night. She is quite the hottie!
Then I watched N.E.R.D's Rehearsal. This is the first show of the tour, and we definitely had kinks to work out. In the end all was well!
Finally performance time! Lupe was up first, then N.E.R.D. N.E.R.D set was incredible as always. I have had the luck to see them perform 3 times in the past 2 months. If you have a chance to catch a full performance please do! During the performance Pharrell ended it early due to losing his voice from the smoke machine.
After N.E.R.D came on Rihanna came out and did her thing. She was looking quite nice. No pics, was enjoying the show...
Finally the headline act, Mr. Kanye West aka Kanye to the... Kanye's set was based on a story line of being in a space ship that crash lands on a alien planet. Some background on Kanye's set was created with the help of Daft Punk. If you have been to a Daft Punk show, you could definitely see the influence.
Also before his performance, Kanye came by N.E.R.D.'s dressing room to show off his secret kicks. I am glad to say the shoes are his own signature shoe from Nike called the Nike Air Yeezy. The shoe is absolutely bonkers, it takes influence from the Air Assault, Air Jordan 2 outsole, Air Jordan 3 midsole and Air Force V. On top of that the shoes glow in the dark! Unfortunately no close up pictures were allowed, but even Pharrell was wildin out on the shoes.
Glow in the Dark Tour is a must see event!!!! Luckily I plan on catching the show a couple more times!