Posts Tagged ‘ 2010 ’

Iron Man: Industrial Revolution.


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On Tuesday, Marvel’s Iron Man 3 became Disney’s fifth release to cross the $400 million mark at the domestic box office. The film, which has now earned over $1.2 billion and is the #5 film of all time globally, also recently passed Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and is currently the #6 film of all time at the international box office with more than $803 million.  After achieving the second-biggest domestic opening in history with $174.1 million, Iron Man 3 crossed the $1 billion threshold globally in 23 days, making it Disney’s sixth billion-dollar and second highest-grossing release of all time, behind only Marvel’s The Avengers.

While doing the research on the box office gross of the latest Ironman film, I came across a small collection done by Marvel in 2010 for ‘Iron Man: Industrial Revolution’ put up by Juan Doe.  Check the epic artwork.

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Adidas Originals x Star Wars (2010).


Now, before all the sneaker heads jump on my face about this, I know this collection is from 2010.  However, having already written a post about about an earlier collection, and seeing as how my sneaker knowledge is relatively limited, I’m putting this post up now because the all the clothes that the collection produced are super ill, regardless of when they dropped.  Check the method.

S.E.M.A. Cars.


The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world.  It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. As part of the AAIW, the SEMA Show attracts more than 100,000 industry leaders from more than 100 countries for unlimited profit opportunities in the automotive, truck and SUV, powersports, and RV markets. SEMA Show 2011 drew more than 60,000 domestic and international buyers.  Check out some of the most baller pics above and below.

The Top Marques Monaco Line Up.


Organizers of the Top Marques Monaco event are looking to fuel Asia’s love affair with all things related to luxury when they bring their event to Macau next month.  Macau has established itself as the world’s gaming capital over the past decade, and Top Marques Macau (to be staged from November 24 to 27 at the Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel) will certainly give those gamblers plenty to think about.  Top Marques Monaco has been staged in April for the past eight years at that city’s Grimaldi Forum and has been labeled “The World’s Most Exclusive Auto Show” by The New York Times, and “The Greatest Show on Earth” by the Financial Times.  The event bills itself as the only “live” car show in the world as guests get a chance to test drive the motors.  On show in Monaco have been “the fastest, most technologically advanced, bespoke cars” and the event promises to bring the same formula to Asia.  There will also be the opportunity for some lucky guests to take those cars out on the road as a special 2.1-kilometer test circuit is being established around the venue.

Among the brands on show in Macau will be Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini and the event comes at a telling time for the luxury car market in the region.  After establishing itself as the world’s largest car market, China’s rapid increase in spending on cars has been tempered this year as the country’s banks tighten up on loans and after local governments started to increase road rules and regulations.  For sales of high-end cars in China, that has meant a rise in sales still of 29 percent this year, but the figure doesn’t look as flashy when put up against the rise of 48 percent seen in the luxury car market in 2010.  Running parallel to the main event will be Top Marques Watches and a Jewel Gala, showcasing limited edition, timepieces and jewelry, as well as “pleasure boats, property, art and many other stunning, bespoke luxury products,” say organizers.

The Versace x H&M Lookbook.


H&M has released the first official campaign visuals for its design collaboration with Versace, starring models of the moment Daphne Groeneveld and Lindsey Wixson.  Lensed by photographer duo Mert & Marcus, the images give a first impression of Versace’s greatest hits-inspired collection due to hit stores in November.  The range, which includes both men’s and women’s styles, as well as home accessories, “will look back on the heritage of the brand, full of leather, print, color and exuberance in exclusive materials,” H&M said.  A second collection, also designed by Donatella Versace, will become available in January.  Past designers who have collaborated with H&M include Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Comme des Garçons, Jimmy Choo, Sonia Rykiel, and Lanvin.

Georgina Chapman Dresses.


Women’s fashion isn’t necessarily my area of expertise, (if I had my way, a corset and boy shorts would be the standard for going out clothes).  But having an ever increasing number of model clients, is getting me more into appreciating the formal styles that compliment a woman’s look.  Georgina Chapman is someone who a few of my runway models have been pointing out to me for a while. They’ve adored her collection since she and Keren Craig began in 2004.  The delicate lace, soft satin and the tattooed legs (are they stockings? I cant tell) all come together to make another collection I’ll view over and over in admiration of both her style and the bad-ass models wearing it.

The One Man Photo Studio.


For all those who know about the Burning Man festival, the concept seems pretty surreal.  (A bunch of people partying their faces off around a giant burning man.)  For those who have been there, we know when you go, it can appear almost like an entirely different world.  But when acclaimed studio photographer Eric Schwabel goes to Burning Man he doesn’t leave his passion behind. In 2010 he took a clever hand built “light suit” to the massive festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert and captured the plethora of beautiful, colorful revelers in engaging detail. Below we catch up with Schwabel for an exclusive interview about his experiences on the dusty playa.  Schwabel is currently raising support for a new improved “light-suit” for Burning Man 2012.  If you like Burning Man, make sure to check out the photography of Eric Schwabel at schwabelstudio.com.

My Top 5 Winter Movie Picks.


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Killer Elite

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Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance

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Machine Gun Preacher

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Red Tails

Now… I specially didn’t write anything about WHY I like the other 4 movies on the list, simply because I’d love YOUR input about what you think will be good and why.  However, although it seems like now a days if your the first black man to do anything, you get your own movie after a handful of decades, I was super intrigued by “Red Tails”.  It’s the story of some of the first African-American fighter pilots in WWII, (much like Tuskegee Airmen) but with the backing of Lucasfilm.  With crazy visuals, both new and veteran actors, and a story that can’t really go wrong, this is one of my most anticipated movies of the next 6 months.

Star Wars Vs. Adidas Originals.


Star Wars and Adidas Originals teamed up back at the end of 2009 to provide a fleet of heat for your feet in the year of 2010. (Now before I explain more, my sneak-head homegirl Gabby is going to chew me out all the way from D.C. because I’m 2 years behind schedule with these.  But Gabs, you want me to post up the new sh*t, you gotta send it over first.)  The extensive Star Wars x adidas Originals Collection is categorized into three different packs: the Characters Pack, the Vehicles Pack, and the Direct Pack. Both parties draw upon their renowned imagery-characters and starships for Star Wars and grizzled silhouettes for adidas Originals-to create pairs with flair. A few of the aforementioned characters and vehicles include the TIE Fighter, Darth Vader, and the X-Wing. The adidas Originals silhouettes that serve as the respective canvases are the Nizza Hi, the ZX Runner, and the Samba.  And regardless of when they dropped, I still think their bomb.  Check the method.

Eminem’s ”Recovery Of Detroit”.


“Recovery of Detroit” is a dope, and actually unexpected mini-documentary by Eminem and his people about his newest concert series in Detroit staring Eminem, D12, Drake, Jay-Z, and Dr. Dre.  The core of the 6 minute film is set around Em obviously, but also takes a look at the economic status of his home city and how people are looking on the brighter side of things when it comes to the city’s “economic resurrection”.  I’m a huge Em fan, so obviously I was enthralled, but all in all the mini movie gives an interesting insight into Eminem’s physical recovery, and the “Revocery of Detroit.”  Check the method.

A Snoop Dogg, Star Wars, Daft Punk, And David Beckham Video?


Yes, not only is this true, it’s actually pretty old.  I got into a heated debate on the phone with my working colleague Neil about Snoop Dogg, and I mentioned his participation in the Adidas/Star Wars collab.  Neil instantly called me a liar and told me I was making things up, so I decided to write this post just in case anyone else was unaware of the summer 2010 Adidas ad featuring Snoop Dogg, David Beckham, Daft Punk, and a few other big entertainers.

Further than that, there was a second ad put out by Adidas featuring the same stars shortly after.  I know there are probably sneaker heads (like Gabby) cussing under their breath about how old this is, but I’m just trying to prove a point.

Are You New Years Eve In New York City?


So, no matter where you reside, New Years Eve is fast approaching, if you happen to be in the Tri-State area, I’m here to inform all who don’t already have plans that “The Cottage” in NYC will be off the chain this year.  Hot 97’s DJ Rob Ru, DJ Express will be holding down the tables, and the world famous Rob Scott will be performing.  Just know I will be there, and acting a DAMN fool all night long.  So come see us.

Nicki Minaj’s Birthday Party @ Tao


Now a days everyone talks about “doing it big”.  Weather your an artist, disk jockey, promoter, what have you, most entertainers tend to pine for the better things in life.  When I saw a video of Nicki Minaj’s recent birthday celebration at Tao in Las Vegas, it simply made me wonder… “When you have everything you’ve always wanted, when your already doing it big, what more can you ask for?  How much bigger can you get?”  Check the video below to see Nicki’s ridiculous party.

The Grammy Nomination Announcements.


As some people may know, the Grammy’s are soon approaching, and for a recording artist, the honor of just being nominated is a pretty big deal.  The Grammy’s have also been known for being somewhat partial to the hip hop genre… Until this year.  Check out some of the catagories, and the nominations below.

Record Of The Year
Empire State Of Mind – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Love The Way You Lie – Eminem & Rihanna
Fuck You – Cee-Lo Green
B.o.B & Bruno Mars – Nothin’ On You
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

Album Of The Year
Recovery – Eminem
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
The Fame Monster – Lady Gaga
Teenage Dream – Katy Perry
The Suburbs – Arcade Fire

Best Rap Album
The Blueprint 3 – Jay-Z
Thank Me Later – Drake
Recovery – Eminem
How I Got Over – The Roots
The Adventures Of Bobby Ray – B.o.B

Best Rap Song
Empire State Of Mind – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
On To The Next One — Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz
Love The Way You Lie – Eminem & Rihanna
Not Afraid – Eminem
Nothin’ On You – B.o.B & Bruno Mars

Best Rap Solo Performance
Over – Drake
Not Afraid – Eminem
How Low – Ludacris
I’m Back – T.I.
Power – Kanye West

Best New Artist
Justin Bieber
Drake
Florence + The Machine
Mumford & Sons
Esperanza Spalding

Song Of The Year
Love The Way You Lie – Eminem & Rihanna
Fuck You – Cee-Lo Green
The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert
Beg, Steal Or Borrow – Ray Lamontagne
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
Fancy – Drake, T.I. & Swizz Beatz
On To The Next One – Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz
My Chick Bad – Ludacris & Nicki Minaj
Shutterbugg – Big Boi & Cutty
Lose My Mind – Young Jeezy & Plies

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Nothin’ On You – B.o.B & Bruno Mars
Deuces – Chris Brown, Tyga & Kevin Mccall
Love The Way You Lie – Eminem & Rihanna
Empire State Of Mind – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Wake Up Everybody – John Legend & The Roots feat. Melanie Fiona & Common

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Little One – Bilal
Fuck You – Cee-Lo Green
Tightrope – Janelle Monáe & Big Boi
Still – Eric Roberson
Orion – Carolyn Malachi

Birdman – Fire Flame (Offical Video)


I’ve always been a fan of YMCMB, and weather people know it or not I’m bit more of a fan of Birdman than I am of his ‘son’.  So when I heard the song Fire Flame a while back, I was always curious as to what the video would look like.  So here it is, check the method below… and remember that this is what happens when some hood-folk get money. lol.

Future Perfekt


The artist Bay Area artist Jetman has played for many different groups, (including Tokyo 24) but has now come together with the band Future Perfekt, check some of their performance footage from Somar in Oakland.

Tron Vs. Marvel


After catching a glimpse at the Japanese Tron: Legacy Poster, I got curious about more extra little goodies surrounding the release of Tron.  One of the ones I couldn’t believe was the mash between Tron and Marvel. To celebrate the release of Disney’s Tron: Legacy, Marvel is going to release an awesome collection of variant covers that re-imagine the classic Marvel superheroes as Tron characters.  Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and more—re-interpreted out in the unique visual style of the TRON universe…. Check the method below.

Tron-Ghost Rider

5 Best Upcoming Movie Trailers.


 

The AMC Pacific

 

Before I get a flurry of emails insulting my taste in movies, let me just say that the movie trailers I’m putting up are the ones that grabbed my attention for the upcoming Winter 2010 movie season.  From cowboys, to aliens, to priests, to ninjas, to creepy white men who control everything, the 5 movies below are sure to draw almost anyone to the movies over the next few months.  Check the method below.

5.  Skyline.

4.  The Adjustment Bureau.

3.  The Warriors Way

2.  Priest

1. True Grit

The BET Cypher w/ Yelawolf


I didn’t get a chance to check the BET awards the other day, but the one thing I knew I would hear about the next day was “The Cypher”.  (The black & white filmed, circle of emcees with a simple beat in the back where artists can just spit their lyrics in the rawest form.)  Several emcee’s were featured in The Cypher Part 1 this year, but the most impressive to me was Yelawolf, the white emcee from Alabama, check the method below.

And I KNOW without a shadow of a doubt that some people are thinking that this is just a plug for this Tuesday, but it’s not.  I really do enjoy Yela’s flow.  And in case you didn’t know what I meant by “Tuesday”, Yelawolf, Tokyo 24, Stickup Kidz, Jay Ant, J Espinosa, and yours truley DJ Storm will be tearing up 330 Ritch in downtown San Francisco thanks to Above Ground, Infinite, and Beats: By Dre.  Make sure that if your in the Bay, your in the building come October 19th.  (Shameless promotion out the face.)

G.O.V. – ‘The Vagina’ (Episodes 1 and 2)


 

G.O.V.

 

I normally don’t do artist profiles unless that artist comes out with a new product in their own medium, but when my boy, the lyricist G.O.V. crossed over and started putting out themed interview episodes, I had to put them up.  If you don’t remember G.O.V. from “Like A Cavalier” or “The Future“, then you sure will remember him from “The Vagina”.  These video’s have nothing to do with crazy vocals, or ridiculous lyrical abilities, but are just as good.  G.O sits contently in a room, and is interviewed about different topics related to… the vagina.  Check the method below, and be warned, while these videos are quite informative, they are not for children.

Episode 1 – Keagles

Episode 2 -Why Men Make Women Crazy

Sam Young and Chinawhite


I honestly had no idea that I had any sort of significant pull in the U.K., until a long conversation with an ex of mine where she admitted that the staff of her entire office building checks this blog at least twice throughout the day during work.  Since being made aware of this, I wanted to take the time to shout out my Londoners (yes, that is a real word, look it up) and suggest going out to ‘Chinawhite’ this Wednesday.

The newly located Chinawhite has been going from strength to strength since its re-opening last year.  Guests over the last few months have included a who’s who of the music, film, sports and modeling worlds.  If you want to attend or book a table please RSVP by emailing names to djsamyoung@hotmail.com  Ladies free before 11pm.  My friend Sam Young (who I met through DJ Roy Rovelli) will be playing the best in house, hip hop and club music all night. Your guaranteed to enjoy yourself.

 

Sam Young winning the DJ of The Year award.

 

The Rolls Royce Ghost.


Fenice Milano has unveiled their new Diva tuning program for the Rolls-Royce Ghost.  The hood, grille, side sills and mirrors have all been coated in 24-karat gold, as has the interior, along with custom teak, leather and Alcantara trim. However, they did not announced how this new package will improve the engine’s output.

Drake – I Get Lonely Too


Click the pic to listen.

Earlier this afternoon I got to take a listen to one of Drizzy’s new releases entitled “I Get Lonely Too”.  Although its more along the lines of his R&B material, instead of the hard spitting Drake that some fans have been dying for, It’s still got quite the memorable beat, and is sure to be played more than once by both the casual listener, and the the hardcore fan.  Click the pic above to listen.  (Courtesty of HHG.com)

Kanye West SNL Performance.


This Saturday, Kanye West tore down the SNL stage with his performances of “Power” & “Run Away.  Check both of the performances below.

Another Damn Lambo.


I know I put up a Lambo very recently, but when I saw the Lamborghini Sesto, and I had to put it up.  The words Sesto elemento are Italian for “sixth element.” The term refers to the matte-finish carbon-fiber that makes up the Sesto’s body panels and basic structure. Carbon fiber is many things — hyper-expensive, difficult to repair, pretty — but it is also one of the lightest and strongest materials currently being used in car construction. As a result, Lamborghini claims that the V-10-powered Sesto weighs in at a staggering 2200 pounds. (Perspective: That’s 1100 pounds lighter than a Lamborghini Gallardo and a fat passenger’s heft away from a Lotus Elise.) In other words, if it weren’t for the massive engine mounted behind the passenger compartment, the Sesto might flutter down the street in a stiff breeze. This is in stark contrast to Lamborghini’s current lineup, almost all of which emphasizes power, traction and comfort over low weight.