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ID Presents the A-Z’s of DANCE

I found this video on Kitt Noir’s Blog. Check out these dance moves! Looks like they remembered everything. Do you see any great moves they forgot to include?

JAY Z and Beyonce’s RUN Trailer

Here’s the best movie trailer ever produced for a film that doesn’t exist. Some say it’s JAY Z and Beyonce’s way of taking attention away from the Solange Knowles elevator filming. I’m like, if you can make a video that quickly this good. Keep on keeping on taking attention away from Solange and whoever else and make this into a real movie. Can you count the stars in here? There’s like a new one every 12 seconds! So much Star Power! Did they really make this in just a few days. Hard for me to believe.

I noticed JAY Z, Beyonce, Blake Lively, Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Guillermo Diaz, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rashida Jones, and Emmy Rossum. Who did I miss?

DJ Amen and Don Benjamin at the JUMP

See you Thursday Thru Sunday on the Streetz of Chicago. If you’re on Oahu, Don’t miss DJ Amen and one of America’s Next Top Model’s Don Benjamin this Friday May 23rd at the Jump at Vice. Go Chicago Blackhawks-See you in about 32 hours.


The Guys with the Pearl Necklace

TrendCity or NotReally?

The latest trend in Men’s Jewelry is the Pearl necklace rocked by both Mega-Man of the Moment Pharrell and the longest standing Main Man of Hip-Hop Jay-Z. What do you think of this trend?  Rock or Not?

I like pearls, especially the black opalescent Tahitian Pearls and some of the other pearls that change with the light. They are really dope when the light hits them and they completely change color. I say R-O-C-K.

Check out Jay-Z’s kicks, they look to me to be the He Got Game Kicks that Jesus Shuttlesworth/Ray Allen wore and were the most spotted Retro Jordan’s in NYC by Streetzblog in December 2013. I may need to get a pair of those. They keep popping up and being seen by me way too much.

Well, this is a hard one to admit, but I rocked some Pearls 17 years ago.  I wore them to a family dinner in the suburbs of Chicago. I thought they looked real solid and something a Rock Star would wear. They were a strand of Greyish Black Pearls with a nice Silver chain. I seriously thought they looked very stylish. But, man I got teased right and left that night. I doubt I can find them now, but I did really have a nice lookin’ Pearl necklace. I think I nabbed it from my sister..LOL.

And if it means anything, I’ve been wearing a small dark pearl earring and an opalescent Pearl earring in by left ear since November 2013. My Diamond is still in my right ear. I’d like to take credit for the new trend or no trend. But, let’s give the props to Pharrell and Jay-Z.

This is not a commercial, but if you would like to get some Pearl earings  or a necklace, Check out Na Hoku Jewelry at Ala Moana Center and make sure you ask for my favorite friendly store Sales Associate, SallyAnne. I always get my charms for my mom from her and I bought my two Pearl earrings from her too. It’s not nearly as fun as seeing her in person, but you can check them out on-line if you live outside of Oahu.

What do you think of the Pearls on guys Look?  LMK.  See you this weekend at the Harlem Globetrotters, University of Hawaii, and of course..either at the new H&M in Waikiki or Ala Moana Shopping Center.

*This trend was spotted and tipped off to me by my friend Rolanda.

A Jay Z State of Barney’s

A New York Holiday-Barney’s 2013

A new York Holiday at Barneys

A New York Holiday Kick Off at Barney’s NYC – November 20, 2013

Barneys is going to be fun this Holiday Season with a Jay Z collab celebrating the vibe of NYC. Barney’s has collaborated with Shawn “Jay Z” Carter for this years Limited Edition Holiday Collection. Last year was the Walt Disney Company’s “Electric Holiday” and the year before was Lady Gaga and “Gaga’s Workshop”.  In my opinion the Electric Holiday was a bit too family and young children oriented.  I did enjoy Gaga’s Workshop-the Windows were very extravagant and the gifts although a bit pricey ($45 for Rock Candy) were well curated and I was able to purchase some nice gifts for friends and family for Christmas.  I also liked the Gaga Shopping bag, it was worth the purchases.

This Year’s Collab looks to be pretty awesome especially for guys.  Most of the offerings are for Men with some items being dual-gender and home pieces for everyone. The Color Scheme is simple yet effective for a NYC vibe; colors are White, Black, Silver and Gold.

The designers include a plethora of famous and in the moment  Hi-Luxe brands Most of which can be seen throughout the year on on Barneys Website. The Big Names are a who’s who of who is HOT in today’s fashion world: Rick Owens, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Montcler,  Proenza Schouler, Balmain, Stutterheim, Hoorsenbuh, Shawn Carter by Hublot, Elder Statesman, T Anthony, Acne, EN Noir, Roc Nation, and Just Don. WOW! That would sure be a fun premiere party to attend!

Some of the pre announced items include: a sleek crisp minimalist back-pack by Balenciaga, an 18 Karat Double Ring from Hoorsenbuh, A Hoodie from Rick Owens and a tailored Jacket from Lanvin. And probably the most extravagant item is a Shawn Carter by Hublot 45 mm watch with Alligator strap, a yellow Gold movement and a “Deployment Buckle” (What is that?) with a cost of $33,900.  A polished black ceramic version is also available at $17,900.

Items will be available November 20 – January 3 at Barney’s Flagship stores in NYC, Chicago, Beverly Hills, San Francisco and Boston. With a few items available at prior to November 20th.  I’ll be at the Barneys Flagship store on Madison Ave in NYC about 3:00 p.m On Wednesday December 18.  I’ll let you know first hand what its like, For sure looking forward to it. (Information and source of most of this information is courtesy of the September 25, 2013 Edition of WWD-Merci Pour Le Tip)

No Sleep Till’ Brooklyn!

Back in

Custom Brooklyn Nets Swingman or Replica Jersey’s available now Here!

Back in Black

Not really Back since the Nets have moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn. But they are in Black and look pretty frickin’ Banging Good.

The Brooklyn Nets gear is this year’s MUST HAVE look for Fall.  Better than double monk straps, Fireman Coats, Suits that cut off at the waist, Even better than my Fav- The Hi-Top Brogue. The new look Nets is as good as it gets when it comes to lookin’ Hip, Cool, and on Trend. And whatever your body type, you can’t go wrong with any of the gear because it’s all in Fashion’s favorite color-Black!

On Monday when I first went to the Brooklyn Nets new website  the first thing that they showed me was a black and grey screen with the new black jersey. Then a click thru to purchase the Jersey, caps, a few T’s and a few other things. I loved the site, ALL BLACK and GREY, no color at all, felt completely comfortable like I was in my own living room or dj’ing Big Banging underground hit at the nightclub.  *Today when you head to the website, it’s still mainly black and grey, but they have moving pictures and a lot more clutter then I would prefer, but the clothes are still all Black and white sizzling with style and pizzaz!  I really liked the minimalistic  first website with just the basics and all in black, grey and white.

Here’s my favorite Hat with the brand new logo designed by part owner Jay-Z-the New Era 59FiFTY Brooklyn Nets Hat  $32 available here  Jay-Z Was one of the Biggest reason the website and street vendors sold so many NY caps, now he’s bringing the Heat with this and other Black and White Brooklyn Nets Caps.

Brooklyn Nets New Era 59FIFTY

The only Hat you’ll need for Fall 2012-Soon to be seen on many a head-seen here first on Here

New York and Brooklyn may already be rockin’ some of the new gear, but out here in Hawaii it’s still extremely fresh!  Today, I paced the halls at work until Power 104.3’s KC fell to the spell of the new look Nets.  Record Rep Davey D who lives in Manhattan is sending KC his new cap on Wednesday. As soon as he gets it, I’m doing a photo shoot for our websites and changing out his ugly white hat.  BTW-KC does have some nice caps like his City Stars hat and many upon many hats with the letter “P” on them.  But the hat he wears on the website is just plain ugly-the material is whackity whack! Anyways back to black and the new look Nets:

Thursday Night Jay-Z debuted his 40/40 club at the Billion Dollar Barclay’s Center and is now in the midst of 8 nights of concerts, each with close to 20,000 in attendance.

Jay-Z on Day One of  8 NIghst of Concerts at the NEW Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. Picture courtesy of

The New Arena has some good eats at it:  Nathan’s Hot Dogs, Junior’s cheesecake and Pizza from L&B Spumoni Gardens. The first Night’s concert was of course also filled with lots of celebrities including Jay-Z’s wife Beyonce, Rihanna, Russell Simmons, Magic Johnson and others. Jay-Z had on his custom Nets Jersey with a number 4 on it with CARTER on the back, he also had a new Nets Hat, a sleek black down vest, dark pants, boots and a few pounds of gold chains.  For more information on the concert, check out this New York Post article

Jay-Z in concert-New York

Photo courtesy of the New York Post and Asadorian/Mejia

Since I’m attracted to Kicks more than anything Jay-Z has been  rocking these Custom Gourmet Brooklyn Nets Kicks.

Jay-Z's Gourmet Custom

Jay-Z’s Custom Gourmet Kicks. Pix Courtesy of

Back to the Fashion Craze for fall, here’s one of my favorite T’s paying homage to True Blue Brookynites-The Beastie Boys!!!

No Sleep Till Brooklyn

Available now at Modells

I’ll leave you for now, because I need to get up and go to work Wednesday morning.  But before I go, here is one last look at the New Brooklyn Nets Logo. According to MTV News, Jay-Z says the logo he designed is inspired by the old black and white Subway signs.

The New Brooklyn Nets logo-Picture courtesy of

And I’m sure I’ll tell you this more than once, I’ll be seeing you at the Knicks vs Nets game on December 19th at Mad Square Garden. It’s not the Barclay’s Center, Doesn’t matter to me, those are the two teams I totally want to see play against each other and I love the vibe at MSG. Just going to be hard to decide what to where to the game. I suspect it will be my black and orange Carmello Jersey. Hey after all my hype on the Nets Gear, I’ll still take the Knicks over the Nets and my jersey is BLACK, definitely in Fashion!

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