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Fashion Spotlight: R.I.P. Alexander McQueen

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Michael Oliveira-Salac says McQueen “turned fashion upside down”, by being different. (BBC News)

Once again we are reminded of how limited the time we have on this green globe labeled Earth can actually be. Yesterday the realm of fashion lost another icon by the name Lee Alexander McQueen, (16 March 1969 – 11 February 2010). McQueen was an English fashion designer known for his unorthodox designs and outlandish runway shows.
News has it that his mother had just passed away and he was going through a difficult time coping as he was extremely close to his mother.  Although his Twitter account has been deleted you can view it here, where he expressed himself in his final tweets.
If you are fashion illiterate, you might recognize some of his work donned by Rihanna & even more noteworthy: Lady Gaga. The critically acclaimed UK fashion designer earned the esteemed British Fashion Designer of the Year award four times!
I found out about the tragic news via my pal Sash’s Facebook post as soon as I got home it REALly saddened my night believe it or not. I am very much into fashion and very familiar with his eccentric work. ‘Tis life, we celebrate life so let us not mourn death, but celebrate the legacy of one whom is deceased so that that individual may live on forever through our work, in our thoughts and so on & so forth.  Just like the legendary and very much so iconic Yves Saint Laurent, Mr. Lee Alexander McQueen will most certainly be missed. 

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Mustapha Farrakhan Jr. Dunk!

I see countless highlights of dunks and etc. as I am a religious viewer of ESPN and I always feel that most of these slam dunks are overrated when the sportscaster get all ecstatic.
But as I viewed this highlight of Minister Louis Farrakhan’s godson this past week, Virginia’s own: Mustapha Farrakhan Jr. dunking on opponent then giving him the mean “WHAT NOW!?” face, If I could utilize one word to describe this play it would be: Grrr!!!

Sam Cooke – Chain Gang

The month of February reminds me of how long we’ve come from chain gangs although many of us are unfortunately still working on the chain gangs. The difference is these days, we actually have the choice to avoid it, but back then it was ALL against our will.

Nonetheless I thanks the MOST HIGH every morning I am awaken and have FREEDOM!

Mos Def – History feat. Talib Kweli

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“Kweli says everybody acts according to the season that they born in,
some at the night, some in the morning”
-Mos Def

Oh man I can’t even begin to express how excited that these two individuals are doing some work together again. It gets no better!
This is a video for a joint named History provided by Creative Control. I’ve been following Creative Control for a while now and they have yet to not impress me with each view.

I still remember Black Star’s CLASSIC 1st album Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star released in ’98. I was so young I was still in JHS! WOW how time flies. Definition was such a DOPE single/record with the whole dollar van video concept.
“People think that MC is shorthand for misconception”
– Talib Kweli; “Definition”

I’ve also taken the liberty to include the download link to this song as well.
Enjoy.

Download here: Mos Def – History feat. Talib Kweli

HAPPY SUNDay! 8 )

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Genesis 1: 3-5
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Well put…
so I greet you all with, “Happy SUNDay & of course a GOOD morning” to you all regardless of religious preference we must all appreciate the essence and beauty of life of night/day. Especially the shining sun which wakes us UP every morning. When I state/type sun it does not have to be confined to simply a literal term, but in fact it may very much be symbolic in many ways. My sun is (ironically enough) my son (AMIR) that wakes me UP in the morning. I wake UP to his celestial smile and I return a smile as he grins back at me and says “Dada”. His glow and aura let’s me know that it is time to awaken in all aspects of the word. Physically wake UP and mentally wake UP so that I can start off my day that allows me to get closer to my goals and become a better man & father for him by getting UP & commuting to school/etc.

Your sun or sunshine (as the visionary Lupe Fiasco beautifully sings above) may very well be your wife, husband, spouse, pet, friend, etc. So as you awake and read this post of mine, DO NOT forget/neglect to give thanks first and make sure to appreciate the sun or sunshine that awakens you this morning and oh yeah one more thing!…

Life’s short, so SMILE! It goes a long way! In fact it may go longer than you may expect.
Be someone’s sunshine this morning, tomorrow & beyond!

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbour.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain

Have a BLESSed day.
Enjoy (the video provided above).

PEACE.

It Ain’t Safe No More.

109-108.
Go ahead and cringe.

Just when you thought it was safe…

“The MAN” previously hit game winning buzzer beaters against the Heat and the Bucks. This is his 3rd in less than a month, after overcoming a 20 pt deficit. Who the F besides Harold Miner, Grant Hill, Jerry Stackhouse Kobe Bryant has ACTUALLY come the closest or lived UP to “the NEXT MJ” HYPEness!?
That’s what I thought.
Exhibit K.
Case Closed.

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2010: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

“Well it’s that time,
a NEW YEAR to shine/
to intertwine – with loved ones and indulge in vintage wine/
So go ahead and pop those bottles,
’cause I’m approaching this NEW YEAR with OPTIMISM full throttle/
Forgive others,
sisters, enemies, & brothers/
I wish you all well,
in all your endeavors/
because only time will tell,
I wish you all NOTHING, but well/
GOOD wealth, LOVE, & PEACE of mind,
ERADICATE any pessimism or hate that surrounds you,
ties you down and bounds you,
D’Evils that hound you/
Everyone can’t make it although most try/
Failure isn’t an option,
because I’m SICK of it/
So this year, instead of being Icarus/
Leave it all to the MOST HIGH!”
– Moi

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you & yours!
I WISH YOU ALL nothing, but success in all your endeavors, GOOD wealth, of course health, REAL LOVE, PEACE, forgiveness, wisdom, & knowledge, spirituality, emotional/mental heath as well as thee complete elimination of ALL D’Evils and ALL negative energy which resides in your LIFE!
PEACE!

Now let me get back to my glass of Johnnie Walker Black Label and enjoy this COOL video!
BLAST OFF!