30.5.08

Homeless Japanese woman evicted from closet

Source: CNN

A homeless woman who sneaked into a man's house and lived undetected in his closet for a year was arrested in Japan after he became suspicious when food began disappearing.

Police found the 58-year-old woman Thursday hiding in the top compartment of the man's closet and arrested her for trespassing, police spokesman Hiroki Itakura from southern Kasuya town said Friday.

The resident of the home installed security cameras that transmitted images to his mobile phone after becoming puzzled by food disappearing from his kitchen over the past several months.

One of the cameras captured someone moving inside his home Thursday after he had left, and he called police, believing it was a burglar. However, when they arrived, they found the door locked and all windows closed.

"We searched the house ... checking everywhere someone could possibly hide," Itakura said. "When we slid open the shelf closet, there she was, nervously curled up on her side."

The woman told police she had no place to live and first sneaked into the man's house about a year ago when he left it unlocked.

The closet is part of a Japanese-style room, one of several rooms in his one-story house where the man lived alone -- or so he had thought.

Police were investigating how she managed to go in and out of the house unnoticed, as well as details of her life inside the closet and whether she had taken anything else besides food.

She had moved a mattress into the small closet space and apparently even took showers, Itakura said, calling the woman "neat and clean."


HILARIOUS.

Travis Barker Remixes Busta Rhymes "Don't Touch Me"

29.5.08

Go cop that Al Green

Photobucket
For those of you who have been sleepin' or just plain unaware, Al Green released a new album this past Tuesday and it is Vintage Al Green. The album was produced by Roots drummer, Questlove, and I was very pleased to see that it completely maintains the soul, grittiness and overall warmth from Al Green that we're used to. Many times, older singers that come out with albums in their later years try to do something to fit the modern mold and it doesn't work, so this was definitely a pleasant surprise...The album features Anthony Hamilton, John Legend and Corrine Bailey Rae, and they all fit in great on the songs they are featured on...no laink...go buy it!
He's a legend.

28.5.08

Swarovski High Chairs

For all you baby ballers and future "MTV's Sweet 16" contestants, this may be a good way to make your fellow annoying rugrats (think angelica) jealous at an early age...

Photobucket

throoowwwwbackkkkk

London Street Art

I love this...
Photobucket

27.5.08

YUP

Photobucket

Flashback...one of my favorite videos...

26.5.08

Autotune/Talkbox/Vocoder Mania

Photobucket
We are now living in the T-Pain era of choruses and hooks composed of autotune catchiness. And while many attribute this idea to Roger Troutman, best known for the hit "Computer Love", I thought this would be a good segment to show some history of the talkbox being used even before Roger Troutman. The incredible musical genius Stevie Wonder, who many have said inspired Troutman to begin using it in his music can be seen in this short segment doing a rendition of The Carpenters song "Close To You".

25.5.08

The X-Files 2 Trailer

This comes out July 25th, this along with Batman, Indiana Jones and the very very dope Ironman, has made this look like potentially one of the best summers in a while now...

Photographer:Parris Whittingham X Graphic Designer: Archan Nair

DOPE.
Photobucket
Photobucket

24.5.08

NY Governor Grants Slick Rick Full Pardon

Photobucket
Governor David A. Paterson announced today that he has granted Ricky Walters a full and unconditional pardon of his 1991 attempted murder and weapon convictions, in order to allow Walters to seek relief from deportation from the federal immigration courts. Mr. Walters, who was born in the United Kingdom, was lawfully admitted to the United States at age 11, and he was raised in the Bronx. At the time of his crimes, Mr. Walters was a newly-famous hip-hop artist known as “Slick Rick,” who has since been credited with being a pioneer in the development of hip-hop as a mainstream musical genre. Walters was incarcerated for six years, and was released from prison in 1997.

“Mr. Walters has fully served the sentence imposed upon him for his convictions, had an exemplary disciplinary record while in prison and on parole, and has been living without incident in the community for more than 10 years,” said Governor Paterson. “In that time, he has volunteered at youth outreach programs to counsel youth against violence, and has become a symbol of rehabilitation for many young people. Given these demonstrated rehabilitative efforts, I urge federal immigration officials to once again grant Mr. Walters relief from deportation, so that he is not separated from his many family members who are United States citizens, including his two teenage children.”

Mr. Walters faces deportation under a federal statute that mandates the removal of a lawful resident alien upon conviction of an aggravated felony or a weapon offense. For certain offenses removal can be avoided by a Governor’s pardon, but for weapon offenses, even after receiving a pardon, a non-citizen must seek discretionary relief from deportation from the immigration court. Mr. Walters was granted such relief by an immigration court in 1995, but that decision was later vacated because the Board of Immigration Appeals issued its decision 33 days after the expiration of a statutory deadline. Mr. Walters has been unable to re-apply for discretionary adjustment of his immigration status because of his attempted murder convictions, but he will be eligible to do so as a result of the Governor’s pardon.

In 1991, Mr. Walters pleaded guilty in Bronx County Supreme Court to two counts of attempted murder and eight weapons offenses arising from an incident in which Walters shot his cousin and an innocent bystander, both of whom survived the shooting. Walters’ cousin had made previous threats against Walters, and Walters believed his cousin had arranged at least one previous attempt on his life. Mr. Walters, who was 25 years old at the time of the incident, was sentenced to a term of 3⅓ to 10 years in prison. He was released to parole in 1997, and was discharged from parole supervision in 2000.

In June 1995, an immigration judge terminated deportation proceedings against Walters and granted him a waiver of inadmissibility and an adjustment of status that allowed Walters to remain in this country despite his convictions. The judge’s decision was based on, among other things, the “unusual and outstanding equities” of his case. Later that year, the Board of Immigration Appeals found that this relief “appears to be in the best interest of the country,” but the Board later vacated its decision on a technical ground – that it had no authority to act because on the day of its decision, Walters had served five years and 33 days in prison, 33 days more than statutorily permitted for a waiver of inadmissibility. Walters’ legal challenges to this decision have been unsuccessful, and he could soon be deported, unless the immigration courts agree to reconsider his request for adjustment of status in light of the Governor’s pardon.

Mr. Walters, who is now 43 years old, has lived in the Bronx without incident since his release from prison in 1997. He is presently employed as a landlord and rap musician. Mr. Walters has a wife and two children, all of whom are American citizens.

Interesting Social Media Panel Discussion

This is an interesting discussion on social media...think facebook, myspace, flickr, google, etc. It is a little long and starts off a little slow with the introductions but, once you get past that, it has some really interesting analysis of the internet as a whole, analysis of advertising and branding and just an overall perspective on the socialization of the internet and how it relates to the "real world." This is for all of my fellow closet nerds...I think fans of The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell would enjoy this conversation...

Busta Rhymes - Don't Touch Me Remix ft. Nas, Big Daddy Kane, The Game, Lil Wayne

23.5.08

Kanye Performing Can't Tell Me Nothing

Of course we've all heard the song by now and seen performances of it, but this is probably one of most unique ones I've seen...the lights are crazy and if thats not enough...topless women with astronaut helmets on may be your thing lol.....


G Shock Event - Can't Tell Me Nothing from kwest on Vimeo.

OH YES!!!

Photobucket


The talent behind this is just crazy. You've got scripts by David Goyer (BLADE, BATMAN BEGINS), Greg Rucka (upcoming WHITEOUT), Josh Olson (A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE), Jordan Goldberg (Associate Producer on THE PRESTIGE), Alan Burnett (BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM) and Brian Azzarello (writer on 100 BULLETS, the brilliant comic series by Vertigo). AND THEN... there's the directors... Yasuhiro Aoki (TWEENY WITCHES), Futoshi Higashide (AIR), Toshiyuki Kubooka (NADIA OF THE MYSTERIOUS SEAS), Hiroshi Morioka (TSUBASA CHRONICLE) and Shoujirou Nishimi (TEKON KINKURITO). The directors are often times directing for the first time after being superb animators in the anime realm - all being overseen by producer BRUCE TIMM and the team behind BATMAN BEGINS & THE DARK KNIGHT. This is going to kick a summer blockbuster! I CANT WAIT...

New Coldplay Song "Viva La Vida"

Photobucket
This is a new song released by Coldplay titled Viva La Vida, which is also the title of their upcoming album, scheduled to be released June 17th. The title was inspired by a painting from the famous painter/artist Frida Kahlo and it actually means "Long Live Life." which was a very courageous statement for Kahlo to make considering the rough and painful life she endured.
Click Here To Download- Coldplay- Viva La Vida (single)

M.I.A. Starting New Clothing Line

Photobucket
M.I.A.'s new clothing line will be self-titled and is sure to be a direct reflection of how she dresses now. Expect to see bright, flashy colors of different garments and style that is pretty unique and different. M.I.A. recently stated, 'With my stuff, because everything’s really bright, if you lose it or someone steals it, you can see it from miles away and you can be like, ‘Oy! Give me my shirt back!’

New Saigon - Believe It (Produced by Just Blaze)

Photobucket
I'm still not sure how I feel about Saigon, but he impressed me on the Roots new album and I'm feeling this joint. The autotune thing has become overdone, but I think it genuinely works for this song. Just blaze on the beat and hook.
Saigon- Believe It

22.5.08

Vizual Effects Company Nozon does excellent work..

i love the look of this commercial spot...

LONG LIVE....

Photobucket

Jean Grae- Love Thirst (Produced by 9th Wonder)

Nas - Nasty Nas Original Demo (1991)

Photobucket
1.Understanding
2.Life Is Like A Dice Game
3.Just Another Day In The Projects
4.Deja Vu
5.Back To The Grill Featuring MC Serch
6.Everything Is Real
7.I'm A Villan
8.Number One With A Bullet Featuring Kool G Rap & Whiteboy
9.Nas Will Prevail
10.On The Real (Original)

Bonus Track
Main Source Feat.Nas,Akinyele And Joe Fatal - Live At The Barbeque (Nas's Debut Song)

Nasty Nas Original Demo- Click Here

Common New Single

Photobucket
This is Common's new single from his upcoming album which he says will be his first "summer feel" album. and it looks like he's going for a new sound.


Universal Mind Control ft. Pharrell

Facebook in Reality...funny...

21.5.08

Gnarls Barkley- Transformer, Live at Abbey Road Studios

I like this version better...

20.5.08

2day I was

FEELIN WEIRD LIKE:

IF YOU'VE EVER BEEN IN A ROOM WATCHING TV WITH YOUR MOM AND A LOVE SCENE COMES ON..AND THEYRE MOANING AND SCREAMING..I ALWAYS FIND A WAY 2 LEAVE..OR HAVE TO MAKE A FAKE PHONE CALL,..OR JUST ASK HER HOW MY SISTER IS DOIN OUT THE BLUE,...MAKE HER FORGET WE ARE WATCHING PPL FUKK IN FRONT OF US ON TV...SO GROSS..


IMPATIENT LIKE:

ONCE I WALKED IN A CHINESE RESTAURANT TRYIN TO ORDER TAKEOUT..AND THEY JUST TAKIN THEY SWEET TIME..AND THEY SEE MY STANDIN RITE THERE...IVE BEEN SO IMPATIENT THAT IVE PICK UP A TAKEOUT MENU IN THE RESTAURANT..CALL THEM..WATCH THEM PICK UP THE FONE...AND PLACE MY ORDER ON MY CELL...IN THE DAMN RESTAURANT..REALLY!


TERRITORIAL LIKE:

DOIN THE "IM IN THIS STALL" COUGH WE WOMEN SEEM 2 DO IF WE HAVE 2 GO TO THE RESTROOM WHILE AT THE MOVIES OR OUT 2 EAT..ACT LIKE U KNOW!!!...

19.5.08

Definition

A man died because a man lied
And now a man cries, and in that same instant,
that man is now denied his manhood.

Another man almost died when he saw that man cry.

Masculinity supposedly keeps us alive.
Men have been described through lies.

Stussy X Tatami Sandals

Not a sandal/birkenstock type of guy, but I thought these were kinda dope...
Photobucket

DerrickComedy- National Spelling Bee

16.5.08

Things that make you go hmmmm....

Photobucket

Janelle Monae live performances...

I gotta work wit this girl..

12.5.08

Ill Poetic Presents: “MM3rd”-Joe Budden meets Portishead

PhotobucketThis is a dope, dope mash up joint a guy named Ill Logic created, pairing the unlikely match of Joe Budden with Portishead music from their last album that recently dropped after their ten year hiatus. The best thing is, it actually came out fresh...for a sampling of it, here's a link ( http://www.zshare.net/audio/115957707e1686cb/ ) to a song called Ventilation....if you like that here is the entire mash up @ http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KT8SVJ12

11.5.08

8.5.08

Quote from Abraham Hicks...

You will notice that those who speak most of prosperity, have it. Those who speak most of health, have it. Those who speak most of sickness, have it. Those who speak most of poverty, have it. It is Law. It can be no other way... The way you feel is your point of attraction, and so, the Law of Attraction is most understood when you see yourself as a magnet getting more and more of the way you feel. When you feel lonely, you attract more loneliness. When you feel poor, you attract more poverty. When you feel sick, you attract more sickness. When you feel unhappy, you attract more unhappiness. When you feel healthy and vital and alive and prosperous—you attract more of all of those things. --- Abraham

Rappers on Weakest Link...

This is obviously an oldie, but...goodie...enjoy, and laugh at B Real in the process....

5.5.08

Nneka- Heartbeat

Found out about this artist on a friend's blog (http://www.stoopidfreshmind.com/)
Her name is Nneka, nigerian artist from Germany, and quite fresh than a mug...

Happy Cinco De Mayo

Photobucket

4.5.08

Photobucket
her name is Crystal Black..
the newest addition 2 the Christian Dior family..

Back to the Busta we all love...

Busta Rhymes - Don't Touch Me
Although, I liked Busta's last record, it did seem like some of the fun and animation of his persona had drifted away, so its nice to see it come back in this record and video...

3.5.08

SO IS IT BETTER 2 BE MARRIED?
OR,..IS IT BETTER 2 JUST DATE??
HMMMM..U BE THE JUDGE!!
when i get 2 this point of meditation and focusing my thoughts
i will be a beast..THOUGHTS AND WORDS BECOME THINGZ..

Photobucket

Classik Flik

Backpacks are timeless...

Dope Bag!
By Japanese brand Saglife and skate label FTC...collaborations are fresh...


Photobucket

1.5.08

whatchu know bout' Radio Raheem!!

Photobucket

Just the beginning...GET REFINED!

PhotobucketPhotobucket http://www.gigasize.com/get.php?d=7zfzljffwhb