Thursday, December 31, 2009

Resolutions, Shmesolutions.

Im not really into saying what’s going to be done/changed in the New Year. everyone’s going crazy with these ‘to-do’ lists, and frankly, im over it. it’s just another day. what I will do differently is not talk about it, but be about. Ive learned so much about myself this year, and I am so thankful for that. the “revamped” me will be carried on into 2010 with the biggest lessons Ive learned:

- fear is NOT an option. if you want to do something or make a difference, you have to believe in you and take the initiative to do what you need to do in order to be successful. be faithful!

- live everyday as if it were your last. life is too short. everyone says this but doesn’t really take heed until it hits close to home. we’ve lost too many people this year, near and far.

- never let another person bring you down. if you believe in yourself and your dreams, that’s all that matters. if they don’t, kick rocks! surround yourself with positive people and people who are actually making moves. motivation is key.

- LOYALTY, HONESTY, TRUST. if you don’t possess any of these characteristics, GTF. my circle has gotten smaller by the months, and it will continue to decrease if you’re not solid and if I cant count on you.

Ive met a lot of dope people this year. Im thankful for that. my [ANS] blog has opened relationships that were never formed before. Im thankful that. 2010 can only get bigger and better, but that’s up to me. and it is. it’s up to me and only me to stay focused, take my [would be] regrets as lessons learned and keep pushing to where I want and need to be. hope you all do the same. good luck on YOUR year.

via my personal blog.

Talib Kweli + Hi-Tek - The RE:Union.

I couldn't exit 2009 w/o giving you the gift of REAL music. Hip Hop at its finest. Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek [Reflection Eternal] are back with the RE:Union mixtape, mixed by Statik Selektah. Download here.


1. Intro
2. Revolutions Per Minute
3. In This World ##
4. Hip-Hop (Unreleased)
5. Back Again ##
6. Wishing On A Black Star
7. Just Begun ft. Jay Electronica, J. Cole, & Mos Def ##
8. Come Around ft. Termanology & Royce da 5'9 (produced by Statik Selektah)
9. Internet Connection
10. Let It Go ft. Dion
11. Testify ft. Styles P
12. Time
13. The Thrill Is Gone ft. Styles P (produced by Statik Selektah)
14. Can We Go Back
The Reflection Eternal Classics:
15. Fortified Live ft. Mos Def & Mr Man
16. Chaos ft Bahamadia
17. The Express
18. Respiration ft. Common & Mos Def
19. Definition ft. Mos Def
20. RE:Defininition ft. Mos Def
21. Move Something
22. Ghetto Afterlife ft Kool G Rap
23. The Blast RMX ft. Erykah Badu
24. Good To You (produced by Kanye West)
25. Get By REMIX ft. Jay-Z, Mos Def, Kanye West, & Busta Rhymes
(produced by Kanye west)
26. Back Up Offa Me
27. Piano (Hi Tek ft. Ghostface)
28. Music is Life (Hi Tek ft. Nas)
29. Hang Ups (NEW Reflection Eternal not on album)
30. Outro

via yearoftheblacksmith


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Upcoming Events: 12.30.09

All Day
$5.50 Large Daiquiris
New Orleans Original Daiquiri

2 for 1 Margaritas
Felipe's Taqueria [Both Locations]

Latin Night
Phillips Rest & Bar

Steak Night
NV Lounge

Meet the Candidate: Troy Henry
Chef Austin's Restaurant (Formerly Pampy's)

Better Than Ezra + The Vettes
House of Blues
$35 | purchase tickets

Poetry & Spoken Word Night
Yellow Moon

Dancehall Classics feat DJ T-Roy
Dragon’s Den

Pure Privilege Pre-NYE Post Game Edition
Whiskey Blue | W Hotel New Orleans

Hornets vs Miami Heat After Game Celebration
Republic New Orleans

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Video | Michael Jackson - "This Is it."

The ULTIMATE Dessert Experience.

Last week, my parents' company, Miller Thyme Catering, had a dessert tasting and it was such a success! Thanks to all who came out and gave feedback. Much appreciated!! If I invited you and you didnt come, 2010 may not be looking too good for us. :o|

Special thanks to Dr. Elliot Willard, City Councilwoman Cynthia Willard-Lewis, and District-E City Council candidate Alicia Plummer.

Monsta Beatz

Singing "Happy Birthday" to Dr. Willard.


Omg, I love LMFAO. I had been anticipating this concert for months! I knew it would be on some other ish -- and it was. A lot of people are like, "Who is LMFAO?" You know!! The dudes who made "I'm In Miami, B*tch!" which was the song in the opening credits for "Kourtney & Khloé Take Miami." But, they're much more than that song. If you missed this concert, that sucks! New Orleans has never seen such a bomb show! Über fun. The house was packed, wall to wall, and sold out! I love live concerts like these.

Check out the pics:

DJ Jason Smith.

Paradiso Girls.






Law and Marc Fresh.

Dirty Santa!

13-0!! Well, back then.

Videos coming soon.