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11.30.2007

NEW YORK


LOL!! I guess somebody loves New York they found this muppet that looks just like her! I got this from my sister. Somebody emailed it to her. Does this not look like New York?! Now this is some funny stuff! I Love New York!

11.29.2007

Shoes

"Glamorous—and not easy to find—PATRICK COX shoes (shown, $1,095), bags and clutches are now flying off the shelves at Zola Shoes (45 Avenue Rd., 416-922-8688)."-FashionMagazine.com

I have a huge shoe fetish! And I'm not going to lie most of my shoes cost more than my clothes. Truthfully, I don't care if the shoes are 1dollar or 1thousand dollars I will find a way to get that pair of shoes and if I can't then I will get the replica!..lol.. I mean its just a part of fashion,if I like it I'll buy it. One thing my aunt always told me well two "If you like it you better buy it right now or it won't be there" and "Spend your money wisely quality vs. quantity". Which is true! Ever since then, I've listend. I guess thats why my closet is over stuffed and most of my clothes and shoes are all over the place. Anyways,if you are a huge shoe fanatic like I am then you know where to get all the hot shoes. Other than that I suggest you hit up Saks, Nordstoms, Aldo, Steve Madden etc.

RODNEY KING

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rodney King, whose videotaped beating once made him an international symbol of police brutality, suffered minor injuries after getting hit by a shotgun blast, authorities in California said on Thursday.
An intoxicated King summoned officers to his home in Rialto, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, on Wednesday night to report he had been shot, said Sgt. Don Lewis of the Rialto Police Department.
"He had some minor pepper wounds that looked like they were from bird shot," said Lewis, who described the injuries as "extremely minor."
Lewis said King told police the shooting took place while he was riding his bicycle in neighboring San Bernardino. King rode his bicycle home after the incident and it was not immediately clear who fired the shot, Lewis said.
"(King) and the whole house were very intoxicated and very uncooperative," Lewis said.
King was treated at a local hospital, and the investigation was turned over to San Bernardino police.
King's videotaped beating by Los Angeles police at the conclusion of a high-speed chase on March 3, 1991, caused an international furor amid charges of brutality and racism.
The acquittal of four officers in April 1992 touched off some of the worst urban riots in modern U.S. history -- causing more than 50 deaths, thousands of injuries and more than $1 billion in damage.
Two of the officers, Laurence Powell and Stacey Koon, were later convicted of federal charges and sentenced to 30-month prison terms.
A civil jury awarded King $3.8 million in damages.
(Editing by Arthur Spiegelman and Xavier Briand)

(c/o yahoo.com)

Go Getta

A handsome young man, with deep beautiful dimples, -- and a great friend. Born to Antionio "L.A" and Perri "Pebbles" Reid, is Aaron Reid. A 18 year old Go Getta. He was featured on MTV's Super Sweet Sixteen, and has been unstopable since.He strives to become the best. Acting, having his own clothing line and record lable are just a few of the things he has in the works. Aaron currently is working on a new reality television show for BET with close friends and business partners James Smith, Jeff Juin, Rafael Pasian, Jason Johnson, and Andrew Silberstein. The show, tentatively titled “Team Go Gettas” airs in 2008. Log onto www.myspace.com/teamgogettas for the latest information on the show.

Certified Producer-Yonny


This ladies and gents is the one and only, certified producer Yonny. Yes we both have the same name. This young man has produced records for Trina, Lil Wayne, Nelly and many many more. 106 & park also featured him as one of the judeges for the shos most popular "Freestyle Friday". He just recenlty celebrated a birthday in Cleveland, Ohio, his hometown. He is the next biggest thing if not now! Sorry ladies he is happily married. If you are looking for someone to produce a track or two he is the man. Check him out at www.myspace.com/yonnyrockstar

11.28.2007

Ali Madigan

I was surfing the web and found these beautiful hoodies. Her name is Ali Madigan, and from what I understand she's only 18! Now I'm not for sure if these hoodies are for guys or for girls or both but I'm pretty sure she can make you one that sparks your fancy! They are very colorful and unique! She is also. So check out her sites that are listed below.


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Iyuana:The Finer Things in Life

(The coffee cup reps me drinkin coffee as I write this)As we all know or should know, I Iyuana - am a hopeless romantic. I am in love with things you can't define and all that good stuff. I voice my opinion and if you act like you dont understand what I'm saying I will talk until you understand or at least say you understand if you really don't. I would say most of the time I am pretty quiet, but loud and opinionated if you get me all pumped up (like a little kid who at first is bashful) and have a sense of humor-which some people may not understand. Yes I am a dork if you will.
Well don't let all of that fool you because I do apperciate the finer things in life. All i want to know is, what happend to old fashioned stuff. As far as dates and stuff...Wouldn't it just be sooo wonderful if the man came to your step with flowers, introduced his self to your parents. Then when its time to go open the car door for you. (sighs) Take you on a nice romantic dinner, then following that maybe a walk in the park or to a nice museum to look at some fine art. Wouldn't that be just terrific?! You can't find a man like that--NO WHERE!! Guys nowadays want to do nothing because they aren't interested in what the lady wants. They want what they want.

Anyways, what I came to talk about was the finer things in life. Those things are often materialistic. Like the upperclass people back in the day, they saw it as sterling silver platters, tea parties and all that. I don't really look at it that way. Well of course its a new day. I look at the finer things in life as people that you love and care about and you want to spend every last minute with them. Or a home cooked meal straight from mamas kitchen. Hand-me-down clothes from your older sister or brother (I always tear it apart and make something new of it anyways). The point is that everyone has a different definition of the finer things in life. Some people think that staying in luxury hotels and spending money on fancy cars and houses is the finer things in life. But when you came from that, in the long run you don't really want it in the end, believe me you just want to be happy knowing that you are alive. Thats the finer thing in life.

KESHirts

Me, Myself--Iyuana am truly a big fan of this female and I would love to collaberate with her one day. Her clothing designs are wonderful!! They make my soul want to eat red velvet cake! She deserves in my book fashion designer of the year for our generation. She also DJ's around the world with her partner/bestfriend Zezi, they go by the name Coconut Twins. Kesh has been featured in many fashion and High fashion magazines.Don't sleep on this flyy girl!

"I release exclusive batches of t-shirts from my online store http://kesh.bigcartel.com So if you want to know when I have a new design then send an e-mail to keshinfo@gmail.com and you will be the 1st to know!!"-Kesh

Myke Murda

This 22 year old ATLANTA native is really hot! He sells beats and his style is something that can't be defined. He is part of 3D Ent/Grade A Productions currently selling tracks/beats.The price ranges anywhere between $200-$500. For more information and to check out his songs g to www.myspace.com/skam_lyfe.

UP CLOSE WiTH MYKE MURDA
1. How long have you been into music and what made you choose it?
I've been into music my whole life, i remember watchin music videos and listenin to my mom's tapes every single day when i was little. My family was always affiliated with some kind of music. My Uncle had a record label, club, and managed a couple ppl also..it was normal to see a celeb chillin wit him lol...I wouldn't necessarily say that I chose music, it's like it chose me, it's in my blood...But i chose Production because i like to control everything in a song
2. How would you describe your music?
I would describe my music as "NOT NORMAL" haha, it has that up north swag with the down south bass. it's a mutt LOL
3.Are there other people involved with the lables, who are they?
yea the ppl involved with 3D Ent are The Block Boyz(Big Stacks, Yokie and Choey Ca$H)... Big Stacks is the CEO...Me and my homie Valdez have our group on the side which we call Tha Delegation... My other homie Georgia Boi contributes to the production... we also have DJ Dutty Laundry, a well respected Dj in the south
4. Who have you sold beats/tracks to? and who have you worked with so far?
I have yet to get a major placement(which is why im lookin for a manager LOL) but i have sold plenty of beats to local cats out of Chatt-Town and ATL, it's too many to name lol
5. If you could name one person dead or alive to do a collabo with who would it be?
Only one??!! haha....i dunno, i guess i would say Jay-z ...but on an R-n-B tip i would like to work wit Justin Timberlake, thats my dude
6.Where do you see youself in five years?
I see myself being in ppl's top 5 hardest producer's list hahaha...whenever someone asks "who do u think is tha hardest producer out??" i want tha name Myke Murda to come out hahaha...but other than that hopefully i will have my feet well planted in the soil of this music industry....oh yea, i wanna let everyone know to be on tha look out for Tha Delegation Mixtape comin out in January, we got that fiya LOL...3D ENT!!!

Harron

This R&B heartthrob has a sound that will drive the people wild. Taking a spiritual walk through this young men's life, you will find the joys and pains that one can go through in such a short time. We never seem to look at life through another man’s journey, yet his life is written like an opera. When speaking to this arousing, expressive sex symbol. You will find that he is like no other. Sharing his emotions through his lyrics, he speaks for males that cannot express there emotion. They say the Soul has left R&B music; nonetheless, Harron is a breath of fresh air when you think of what soul does to your soul. be sure to listen to his song "Do it" at www.myspace.com/harrontheartist

My Beautiful Friend


HADAR, HADAR OH HOW I MISS THEE..(lol)
Seriously this is the only chick that I can tell all my secrets to(besides Amanda)..She is my personal Diary in human form. My Aries twin..more than a friend to me--kinda like a sister! But she moved to Arizona and I miss her!! Maybe I'll move there...If she doesnt move to Israel. But Hadar just know that you are loved sweet thing!! SMOOCHES!


NO HOMO

11.27.2007

SPOTLIGHT!!

I know many of you know Chip Tha Ripper and Al Fatz. They are taking over the music scene. They both are known in a few other states if not most. The Plain Dealer recently had the both of them on the cover of Arts and Life along with Ray.They're mix tapes are HOTT and they have their own style! If you don't know you better get familiar. They've done a few songs together but they now have a mixtape together called "Double Trouble". I suggest you go buy it and listen to it front to back until you know all the words. While you're there make sure you get their previous mixtapes. Don't Worry they are no one hit wonder rappers they've been on the underground for a period of time, and basiclly all of their shows where ever they go are either sold out or overly croweded. Thats prime example that they are GOING to make an empire of their talent. Shout outs to Dream Life!You can check them both out on their myspace pages:

Cleveland



Cleveland has a lot to offer. Its just about us supporting eachother and getting off the ground with ideas. You often hear people saying "its a small world". Thats Cleveland. Everyone knows everyone or heard of the person. The night life is the same all the time which is not a bad thing because you get familiar with everyone and kinda build a comfort zone. At times I like it here other times I'm just not feeling it. If you are unfamiliar with Cleveland and think its a mistake on the lake, just check out what my generation has to offer.
For starters our SPORTS teams have really improved. You can't deny that one. LeBron James has really helped the Cavaliers majorly. Hell he's our whole team. Without him we would be what we were before he got drafted. So be thankful we got him CLEVELAND. Secondly, I didn't used to watch football, and never understood it, but can we say team work? A few of the Browns have really impressed me while out on the field. Comparing basketball and football, I'd have to say that you have to have some major skills to play football. Those men actually risk their lives to do what they love. So whoever isn't a football fan, you need to learn to appreciate the game. :) Now, uhh baseball--boring..I'm not hating its just not my thing. They work just as hard and I applaud them for a great season!

-My generation has a lot of goals and ambitions. We have our Radio Personalities, Clothing Designers, Rappers, Store Front Owners, and much more. Just check out a few of the many.

The list goes on and on! Sorry if I forgot anyone I know I forgot A LOT! Feel free to leave a comment with your info! Thank you and much love!

Life: Sean Taylor/ 'Baby Grace'

I honestly don't know much about football. I'm learning thought. What is upsetting is that more than one NFL players are either in trouble or getting killed. Understand that I know that these are normal people also. Tell me this, if the spotlight was not on them and they just worked regular 9-5 jobs would the world still care? Well let me rephrase this--Would they drag the incidents out as long on the news, newspapers, radio stations, magazines etc? Take for instance O.J Simpson or Mike Vick. You rarely hear about an ordinary black man doing things like this. The media always tries to find a way to bring down a successful black man. What those men do in the privacy of their own homes is their business not the worlds. Not saying that O.J was innocent of the first crime, but there are a million black men out there doing the samething Mike Vick did as well as O.J. To be honest if he did kill that woman and that man, we dont know what provoked him to do it. Lets just all mind our own business.I know its hard to do. Anyways, two tragedies that are in bold have happend. Sean Taylor being killed and Baby Grace being found.
I understand first hand how each of these families and close friends feel. I'm shocked of both deaths myself. Losing someone you love and admire is an awful feeling to know that you can't talk to them, touch them, or even see them again hurts.
  • For more information on the two stories if you dont already know please visit the links below.

  • SEAN TAYLOR:
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/11/27/obit.taylor/index.html?section=cnn_latest

  • BABY GRACE:
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/11/27/riley.sketch/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

Modeling

Modeling is a very difficult industry. It has taken a whole different turn since I was younger. When I think about models; Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell, Iman and Kimora Lee are embeded in my mind. Those are REAL models.They have worked extremely hard to be accepted in the industry.They are highly respected and very intelligent. Now the new aged models such as your "video vixens" are not models. The reason they have the name "vidoe vixen" or "eyecandy model" or something of that nature is all because they didn't want to be called groupies/gold diggers/stalkers... To me they are just inching their way closer to cash in. Which is a shame, sleeping their way to the top and doing rediculous activities just to get a few seconds of fame. Like Super Head. Im not saying that its right or wrong to be that way, BUT majority of them have put this image out for rappers,ball players and any man to believe they will do something strange for a piece of change. THUS the reason why I gave it up. I am better than that. I actually want to be known for something positive I did-- NOT for shaking my behind in a video or taking my clothes off for the digital camera. Most of those women depend on modeling to pay the rent. When they don't get a gig they most of the time depend on a man. Not saying that its a bad thing to depend on a man. If thats YOUR man then fine he can help you out. If he's everyones man please expect him to be tight pockets. Either because he's being careful with his money or he just dishin it out to too many people, or he just don't wanna help. To be truthful, no man wants a woman who can't stand on her own two feet. Im off subject.. ANYWAYS, back to modeling. To me a real model will stand her grounds and DO HER JOB AND ONLY HER JOB... All business. Someone who is professional and a woman who acts like a lady in public. Models are hired to represent a company with high expectations. It takes a lot of hard work to get noticed by companies that are legit and well established. For all of you aspiring models out there keep your heads up and stand for what YOU believe, and watch TOP MODEL..

Fashion

Ever since I was a child I was very creative. Being the only child for a long period of time gave me time with myself. I loved and still do love anything that has to do with art. This past month I've come to realize that fashion design is my calling. I've been through just about every job/profession in CLEVELAND!! Besides the fact that I HATE working with someone always over my shoulder.I gave modeling a try and figured out that I don't have to pose half nude to get attention. I'd rather put my brain to use than making easy money off of my looks. A little less than a month ago I was featured on a website (Cleveland Blog), http://www.eighty81.com/ in their section: Rules of Attraction. Of course, I put my occupation as Fashion Designer because that is what I do. I was contacted by a nice young lady by the name of Christina King(http://www.nfashun.blogspot.com/). Long story short we both have a very strong powerful love for fashion! I thank GOD because he sent us to eachother at the right time! She is, in my eyes someone who is very creative and has the experience. We get along very well and hopefully our partnership will last forever. We both have same but different views on things but we don't clash, which is a very good thing. We recently went to a Tea Party together, hosted by a gentleman named Paul Sadler, owner of the clothing line YBM. Christina and I had the same opinion on the party.It was nice. We went for networking, halfway succeeded. We yet have many more parties to attend to network.