Archive for July, 2008

COC Video Shoot One: STARS ARE BORN

Posted in Alleys on July 31, 2008 by thecityismine

Stars are born, not made.  Thanks for all the folks who came out to the CITY OF CHIEFS Documentary Shoot.

More and documentary participant shout outs to follow…

Kiara’s BDAY last Saturday at Amber!

Posted in Gutters on July 31, 2008 by thecityismine

Happy Birthday girl! I had a great time, small intimate dinner.  One shot was enough for me.  I’m trying to lay low now. I don’t even want to tell you how I’ve been PMSing for two weeks; you know the symptoms crying, pouting, frowning (just too much on the plate with the documentary stuff, book, website…I’m doing too much and not relaxing so I can have a clear head).  I have to learn to delegate better…lol…so to make up for it last night, I snuck in my fridge around 2am and saw…..drum roll…the red velvet cake from your birthday party…why did my greedy self grab a spoon and walk the cake to the bed…hopped back in the sheets and guess what….why did I wake up with whip cream and red crumbs on my face….AND the spoon and the plate of cake I didn’t eat.  I fell asleep with the cake….LOLOL….aw man…gotta love me…sometimes I brighten up my own damn day with the things I do…LOVE you…from Boston to NY!!! I got ya mama…

Now for my next birthday you have to surprise me…since I’ve never had a surprise anything.  I organize things…so I never get to reap the treasures of being in the passenger side of the whip.

I love love, so you know I love how all the beautiful ladies were in the building to celebrate for you…that makes me feel happy! Thanks for holding me down too…

By the way, more of The Alchemist talk later…and your boyfriends advice made it absolutely worstttttt!!!! Silence. ARRGGHHH…:(

COC Video Shoot @ Fight Klub Studios NYC (July 17, 2008)

Posted in Streetcorners on July 25, 2008 by thecityismine

Ok, phase 2 of the THE CITY IS MINE Documentary Photoshoot went down in New York City at the legendary Fight Klub Studios.  The shoot was just for crowd shots to supplement past mixers.  There are fours phases of the documentary.  We are in the wrap up phase.

2 Phases left to go…

A couple shout outs off the dome (not a complete list, and in no particualr order, more coming later):

Rahman Dukes (MTV, Mixtape Mondays), Gotti, Big Apple (Swagg magazine), Brian Mack (Foundation Magazine), Rikers (Stall and Dean), Nilka (Applebottoms), Vinny Idol (D-Block in house producer), D.O.E (Timberland artist), Donny Goines, Nema (Hot 97), Jawana (Texas Monthly), Janna (Swirl PR), Nida Kahn, Moody (MGMT Inc/Maino), Sarah A. (Def Jam), Alisha and Karl Lawrence (MGMT. Inc/Maino), Dox, Kelo, Baby Paul (Bpzy), Sharieff (Abandoned Nation/Saigon), Ajana (Abandoned Nation), Jomaree
(A.Pinks), Candice Mackel (BETWashington DC), Lyriciss, Kauso, Ms. Drama, June Archer (Starcyde), Smoothe da Hustler, Lady Luck, Uneek, Alyse Feldman, Steve (Allhiphop.com), Remo da Rapstarr, GBA Royalty, Fetti Benton and crew, Serius Jones, T-Lo and Omar (Vibesmen), Danielle (Universal Music), DJ Rad Beats, Chi-Chi E, JP (Grindworks LLC) Angela (Koch Distribution), Eric Bayruns (Koch Distribution), Prospect, Kurt Lewis, E Getz (Capitol Records), Crown (Firehouse Muzik), Shaun Buchanan (D.Visionz Music Group), Darin (Dvisionz), Giselle, Reggie-O (ARENY), Dove Clark (Allhiphop.com), Big Ced (Industry Cosign), Slim, Esso, Jack Danz, Lywan (Loaftout Entertainment), Nina B (Ravenel Records), DJ Radio (Streetsweeper/Sirius Satellite), DJ Scope (Streetsweeper), Roger (mgr. DJ Scope), Margaret (Koch Distribution), Mesai (Rap Fanatic), Ainz, Odienne (Brash PR), and Tiffiany (Brash PR), Puma, Kiara (Jones NY), Conrad Dimanche (Badboy Entertainment/PMP), AZ (PMP), Madu, Littles (Queensbridge), Simone (Dr. Jays.com), Punchanella, Amber Jordan (Ravenel Records), Scenario (superproducer), , Ray (FightKlub) and Executive Nick (Fightklub).

Part II. David Banner, SRC, Universal and Myspace event (July 17th)

Posted in Alleys on July 25, 2008 by thecityismine

Two events back to back.  Videoshoot at Fight Klub Studios, then the Knitting Factory for Banner.  Can’t tell you where the third spot was…shhhh, just know we were Syning…lol

I was so tired I slept for 3 days…

Kay Konnect in Mexico, courtesy of Tyra Banks show!

Posted in Swamps on July 24, 2008 by thecityismine

Yeah, I am late posting my vacation activities…like a year late…LOL

Who would have ever thought that Koo Koo Kay could be so calm and collected…and colorful (to all those who never see me outside of black)

An all expense paid trip overseas is the reason…complimentary flight, king size suite, 5 star food and premium alcoholic spirits…

Tia was that not the bluest ocean ever?  Ya’ll had to wake me up from sleeping on the canopy on the beach!  And to think I didn’t believe you when you told me to pack my suitcase…ready for Hedonism or Morocco?

I need another trip…after that tan…

My treasure…Shanek

Posted in Streetcorners on July 24, 2008 by thecityismine

My soul mate, my neice Shanek at her senior prom in Maryland this year.  We are twins; same middle name and same birthday.  We have the same personality, same loves, and are both artists.  She just got into the University of Maryland scholars program for Architecture.  Never have I seen a young lady so beautiful inside and out with charm and charisma.  Most girls at 18 don’t move with such swagger as her.  At 18, I was 3 tattoes in.  I admire her.  Hope she never gets corrupted by the evils.  Deep down, she has taught me how to love.  She is my joy:)  She is one of the reasons I hustle so hard:)

My other treasures-neices are in the photos as well (La la is in the blue coat with the slanted cut, Shannon has the golden color natural cut).  I have the same feelings for them as well.  however, had to focus on Shanek, because its her prom photos:)

Can you tell which one is my sister…Sandra? Make no mistake I have 18 neices and nephews…those photos will come on another day.  Love them all like a fat kid loves french fries…:)

Mixtape Magazine…oh yeah, part of that start up too…

Posted in Alleys on July 22, 2008 by thecityismine

Luigi, the Publisher and I made this crack, before we absolutely cracked from the pressure of being a start-up of publication with no prior experience.  Great memories…the buzz was definitely big…plus we had one of the biggest parties of the year…

Most people probably know me for being the Editor.  Thats when my writing skills were raw and uncut.  Thanks Baby Paul for bringing that to the surface.  You inspired me to post these archives today.

Peep the mixtapes DJ Radio (Sirius Satellite) used to do for us.  Yeah we go way back…