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Monday, June 25, 2012

Saint Laurent, No Yves

The famed Yves Saint Laurent label is said to be changing its name to Saint Laurent Paris.  The label was founded in 1962 by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre BergĂ©, and new creative director Hedi Silmane is said to be re-branding the fashion house to usher it into a new era. The iconic YSL logo, however, is said to remain the same.  My issues with this are twofold: 1) The name isn't going to be any shorter. If they're trying to make it more succinct, wouldn't shortening it be the key?  2) It bothers me when letters don't match up with the words. So the "YSL" logo will be the same, but there will be no Y. To me that's a WTF? 

Question: How will this affect the rap game? 

"Close your eyes and imagine, feel the magic, Vegas on acid, Seen through Yves Saint Laurent glasses"
- Kanye West, "Diamonds"

"Seen it on the blog, These muhf*ckas cost, Yves Saint Laurent, You can tell by the fonts" 
- Tyga, "I'm So Raw"

"Is that her in the VIP line, With the Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent, Used to drive a Nissan now she in a Beamer"
- Future, "Turn on the Lights"

"By your appearance I can get a glimpse of your vibe, They say you are what you wear, I am Yves Saint Laurent mixing Martin Margiela" 
- Diggy Simmons, "Digg is Like"

"Yves Saint Laurent knitted, shorts bermuda, You would think they were Pucci if you overlooked Medusa"
- Pusha T, "Comedy Central"

Answer: Very much so.

Against All Odds.

Eff that 127 Hour dude.  This guy climbed Mount Everest in a true story of self-determination and will...
...& Grace, lol.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

2 Jamez!!!

The Finals MVP decided to start a riot.  Now that he's got a ship, he got his invite to join The Throne.  Peep that T-shirt.

Friday, June 22, 2012

America's Favorite Game Show!!!

"The Black Versions of White People"

Today's Contestant::: Abraham Lincoln

Ok, are you ready for this one???

His Black counterpart::: LBJ.  Nope, not that one, the other one.

Gilles' Lyric: Day 30

"Lord help me, all I ever wanted to be was wealthy or, someone to tell me that they felt me."
- Jay-Z via "There's been a Murder"
Album: Vol. 3:  Life and Times of S. Carter

My take:::
Wellllll, this pretty much sums up everything.  If I can make something that you can relate to...that you can live to, I'm happy.  Actually, I'm beyond happy.  Hell, it's kinda the reason I started doing this sh*t in the first place.  I just hope y'all feel me.  Successfully Lost coming soon.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Jimmy Got Soul.

Jimmy Fallon vs. Cedric the Entertainer in a "preach off." #dead

Gilles' Lyric: Day 29

"Can't worry 'bout what another n*gga think, now that's liberation and baby, I want it."
-Andre 3000 via "Liberation"
Album:  Aquemini

My take:::
Do you, but, not in the masturbatory sense...unless, of course, you want to.  Why? 'Cause f*ck it, that's why.  Don't let anybody tell you how to live your life.  The end.

Iggy the Model

That seems about right. Miss Iggy Azalea, the Grand Hustle-signed Aussie rapper, has just inked a deal with famed modeling agency Wilhelmina International, Inc.  After being the first ever female lyricist to be featured in XXL's freshman class, the hate has been real.  I'm sure this modeling gig will only add fuel to the fire.  With all of this hype, her yet to be released album "The New Classic" better be FIRE!  But again...even if it isn't, being a gorgeous 22 year old with dope style means that you can't really lose. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gilles' Lyric: Day 28

This one is special. I quoted the whole damn song.

"When I was just a little boy, I would go out to play...and, I would wander so far from home that I would lose my way. Then, I'd call on my mama to help me, and she'd come right help me get back home where I wanna be, and here's what I'd say:

Mama hold my hand, I don't think I can cross this road by myself.

And, when I was a young man, I would go astray...didn't want nobody to hold my hand, wanted to make my own way. And, my mama would come to help me but, I pushed her away...'cause I just wanted to be on my own, and here's what I'd say:

Mama leave my hand, I've been waiting to cross this road by myself.

Well, now that I'm a grown man, I done moved away. I got a house, a 9-5 and my wife, e got a kid on the way, mama told me that life's gonna get rough, take it day by day. But, every once and a while I get scared, and I wish I could say:

Mama hold my hand, I don't think I can cross this road by myself.

Now my mama, is near the end of her years, and her hair is grey. Sometimes, I call her to ask her if she would like to spend the day. Mama used to be strong but, she ain't now, and, she can't make her way. That's why I'm always around when she needs to help, and here's what I say:

Mama hold my hand, I don't think you can cross this road by yourself."

- Aloe Blacc - "Mama Hold My Hand"
Album: Good Things

My take:::
Ditto. Sans the wife and kid, I've totally been there. I love my mama.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Gilles' Lyric: Day 27

mmm, mmm, mmm.
"Thinking...all the slick sh*t I'm gon' say when you make you want me more."
-Teedra Moses via R U 4Real
Album: Royal Patience

My take:::  There is NOTHING I love more in a woman than a good mouthpiece.  Take that however you wish.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Gilles' Lyric: Day 26

"A f*ck n*gga, that's the sh*t I don't like."  
-Chief Keef via "I Don't Like"
Album: Unknown

My take:::
I offer you a story:  A cop pulled me over on Friday, checked my license and registration, saw that I had current & valid registration but, still wrote me a ticket for not displaying current & valid registration.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Gilles' Lyric: Day 25

"Don't talk to me 'bout style n*gga, I'll muhf*ckin' embarrass you.  Talkin' 'bout some clothes?  I'll muhf*ckin' embarass you.  Holla'n 'bout some hoes?  I'll muhf*ckin' embarass you."
- Kanye West via "Too Cold"
Album: Kiss the Ring

My take:::
Lol, it's true.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Gilles' Lyric: Day 24

"Thinking of you and, all the things that you wanted me to be...and, I'm trying now."
-Lenny Kravitz via "Thinking of You"
Album: 5

My take:::
During those times in my life most rife with turmoil, I often find myself overwhelmed with the desire to make my parents proud.  Strange, I know.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Gilles' Lyric: Day 23

"Firm disbeliever in your punch-clock promise."

-Lupe Fiasco via "Gold Watch"
Album - The Cool

My take:::
9 to 5's are purely for the birds.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

What's Up With Black People Eating Folks?

No, but really.  Formerly reserved for the Dahmers of the world, zombies are making a comeback.  I guess they weren't going to let those vampires and werewolves outshine them.  But for those zombies out there trying to get their dine on, just know that people in the hood don't play that sh*t:

And for those repping team zombie, you can cop your zombie sweaters here:

Gilles' Lyric: Day 22

"If n*ggas all dogs then, whatcha call broads???"
-Andre 3000 via "Mamacita"
Album:  Aquemini

My take:::
FOH with all that male-bashing.  Y'all ain't perfect no way.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

G.I. Joe PSA


Gilles' Lyric: Day 21

"Let's get this money, then, let's make it stack.  Then, let's make history, 'cause they can't take that back."
-Lloyd Banks via "Make it Stack"
Album:  Cold Corner 2

My take:::
This is 100% of my career to-do order.

Monday, June 11, 2012

FINALLY, a good Denzel Movie.




Gilles' Lyric: Day 20

In re:  women questioning whether or not they should be with him in any capacity
"And, it's cool if you don't want to.  But, you'd be a fool if you don't want to."
- Johnny Gill (of New Edition) via "Hot 2Nite"
Album:  One Love

My take:::
C'mon, shawty.  I'm doing aight.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Self-made, Literally.

Loft (or loft-style) living essential.  Brought to you by Spanish furniture maker OHEA.

Spotted on my FB mini-feed, lol.  Get my friends.

Gilles' Lyric: Day 19

In re: loving always
"...Until the day that you are me and I am you..."
-Stevie Wonder via "As"
Album:  Songs in the Key of Life

My take:::
I hope you get to feel like this about someone.

5 Things You'll NEVER See in THIS Lifetime.

1.  Dr. Dre's Detox.
His long awaited follow-up to "The Chronic 2001" just ain't happening.  Let's face it.  We're the only ppl that don;t know it yet.  (Doesn't his face just say "C'mon, son"?)

2.  The Sperry Pastel Pack.  Yeah, no.  It's summer already.  Sperry promised this several SPRINGS ago.

3.  Jay-Z ACTUALLY retiring.  Eh, whatever.  Who wants to see this sh*t anyway???

4.  Watch The Throne: Comedy Edition. Chris Rock x Dave Chappelle.  IF this happens, I will cash out.  No question.  But, it probably won't happen.

5.  Pacquiao vs. Mayweather.  If you were looking for a way to prolong this showdown, you found it.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Gilles' Lyric: Day 18

"Tell me you love me, even if you don't love me."
-The Weeknd via "Wicked Games"
Album:  House of Balloons

My take:::
Sometimes, blissful ignorance is just what the doctor ordered.

Jimmy Fallon X The Legendary Roots Crew X Carly Rae Jepsen

Diggety diggety dope.
Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe"

Friday, June 8, 2012

I Think I Love Her.

Her too.

Gilles' Lyric: Day 17

"Really, I think I like who I'm becoming..."
-Drake via "Crew Love"
Album:  Take Care

My take:::
You may not know it yet but, I'm headed somewhere special.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tarantino X Foxx X DiCaprio = DJANGO UNCHAINED.

Jamie Foxx
Leonardo Dicaprio
Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds)
Kerry Washington
Sam Jackson
and, QUENTIN TARAN "Muhf*ckin'" TINO.

This rightchea is finsta be EPIC.

"The "D" is silent."


During my 18 hr. excursion to NYC for Poppa Walters' bday, per the norm, I saw a host of women who could only be described as, "fresh a** muhf*ckas," walking the streets.  Wellllllll, THAT prompted me to make my way on down to to see what was (and, still is) hatnin' outchea in the wonderful world we live in, as it relates to personal style.  Look what I found!

I dig these chicks.

Gilles' Lyric: Day 16

"What you mean you ain't nasty? Why the f*ck you came???"
-Big K.R.I.T. via "Glass House"
Album: Krit Wuz Here

My take:::
Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, you thought we were just gonna my bed...???
Oh, ok. O_O

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Gilles' Lyric: Day 15

"Respect the game, that should be it...What you eat don't make me sh*t."
-Jay-Z via "Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)"
Album: The Blueprint

My take:::
Hatred is weak.  We don't condone that sh*t at all.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Gilles' Lyric: Day 14

"Let me show you what you're missing every day."
- Raphael Saadiq via "Be Here"
Album: Instant Vintage

My take:::, madame...

Monday, June 4, 2012

Gilles' Lyric: Day 13

"I'd go to the grave before I be a b*tch n*gga."
-Rick Ross via "Free Mason"
Album: Teflon Don

My take:::
I'm a man of principle.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Gilles' Lyric: Day 12

"You better not f*ck this up."
- Bridget Kelly via "Seek & Destroy"
Album:  Every Girl

My take:::
As you learned yesterday, I'm not a perfect man.  However, as a general principle of life, I try my damnedest to make sure that when things do go awry, it ain't my fault.  Please please please, make sure you do the same.  This applies to EVERYTHING ===> conducting business, doing laundry, maintaining relationships (both friendly and romantic), pot-luck dinners, moving furniture...EVERYTHING.

Arsenio Hall...sheeeeeeeeesh.

Arsenio Hall is the realest n*gga in here, you already know.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Gilles' Lyric: Day 11

"I ain't no perfect man, I'm tryna do the best that I can."
- Mos Def via "Umi Says"
Album:  Black on Both Sides

My take:::
Perfection is my goal.  Though I understand that it is unattainable, I just gotta keep tryin'.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Gilles' Lyric: Day 10

"I swear yo I'm like Huey mixed with Riley. Thursday I be tryna save the world, and then, on Friday, I hit the club."
- J. Cole via "Can I Live"
Album: The Warm Up

My take:::
The life and times of a young revolutionary:  For better or worse, a product as much of  Uncle Luke as I am of Public Enemy.