grace_jones__by_Jaleel_Royomg.. omg. finally the day has arrived..  Grace Jones is penning a memoir.. She always swore that she never would do it  .. but all praises , the Sepia Goddess has decided at the tender age of 65 TO SHARE and I am elated.  She figured it was time and that if she didn’t do it somebody else would.. .. Oh . Grace.. She truly is the reason why I sing.. She reveals her experiences with everyone from Andy Warhol to Arnold Schwarzenegger. I REALLY cannot wait.. Gallery publishing has announced that the book is as of yet untitled but it should be hitting shelves next Fall.


Look around the blog.. Do a Grace search on the blog.. We have soooo much Queen Grace over here man…

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QUESTLOVE: Soul Train: The Music, Dance and Style of a Generation

soultrain coverYes.. this chicken drumstick making .. (no really his buttermilk fried drumstick game is apparently WICKED )  , drum beatin,  Afro donning brotha has done it again,  right on the heels of this summer’s best seller  “Mo Betta Blues: The World According to Questlove”  .  Mr. Late Night pens yet another must read documenting the power , influence, admiration and souuuulllllll  of our beloved “Soul Train”  .

Soul Train: The Music,Dance and Style of a Generation 

Check out  a little Isley Bros. denim twin set magic right chea as preparation for the spirit of the book. You know,  it is rumored that Ahmir”Questlove” Thomson possesses the most vast collection of Soul Train episodes in the entire world.. Questlove  He is well versed in Soul Trainology lol.. he can tell you who was on keys in the back during  Taste of Honey’s performance of Sukiyaki LOL..  as most of us black kids growin up in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s would be. No I am lying he really will throw the third percussionist from the left’s name and resume’ from the Roy Ayers Ubiquidity ep in your face before you can remember which fool he is talking about .. HAHA..  ..   This book also includes a foreword from Gladys Knight  so you know it’s real lol and a preface by NICK CANNON.. (yeah I know but Nick is bringing Soul Train back to television this year on NBC )


I am going to pre order this soft cover gem as it is not being released until Oct 22.  Check it out , you can’t go wrong with Questlove B.

Let’s throw  some Distortion to Static in the mix just to cement the point  all the reasons to support Mr. Ahmir lol.. Roots Crew Though..

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…And Nikki Giovanni just to name a few..


My personal favorite collection of her poetry comes from “Black Feeling, Black Talk”..   Here is one of my favorites..

The True Import Of Present Dialogue, Black vs. Negro (For Peppe, Who Will Ultimately Judge Our Efforts)
by Nikki Giovanni

Can you kill
Can you kill
Can a nigger kill
Can a nigger kill a honkie
Can a nigger kill the Man
Can you kill nigger
Huh? nigger can you
Do you know how to draw blood
Can you poison
Can you stab-a-Jew
Can you kill huh? nigger
Can you kill
Can you run a protestant down with your
’68 El Dorado
(that’s all they’re good for anyway)
Can you kill
Can you piss on a blond head
Can you cut it off
Can you kill
A nigger can die
We ain’t got to prove we can die
We got to prove we can kill
They sent us to kill
Japan and Africa
We policed europe
Can you kill
Can you kill a white man
Can you kill the nigger
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Watch the Throne.. Run the Seven Kingdoms…

Here is the real “Throne” to watch.. here is the seat that everyone is after from King’s Landing to WinterFell lol..     If you cannot squab in the battle like Khal Drogo .. then you should just break out with 30 racks.. AND DO WHAT LITTLE FINGER WOULD DO.. Buy the muhfucka.. hahaha.. I AM NOT KIDDING.. If you are a very rich nerd.. you can purchase this piece for your art room , or dining room.. Maybe if you have a Game room.. hell I don’t know.. I would post this bitch on the front porch … and serve KoolAid to the kids .. HAHHAHA.. !!!!

Purchasing this throne of many kings swords .. has now been made possible by HBO.. who by the way sell many odd and exclusive artifacts from most of their awesome shows.. Can’t wait to see what they offer from True Blood.. BUT I DIGRESS..  Go here for more deets.. 

The replicas are made from hand-finished, hand-painted fiberglass and fireproof resin, weigh 350 pounds and measure 7 feet, 2 inches tall; 5 feet 11 inches deep; and 5 feet 5 inches wide.  I want one.. 😦 of course I am not that paid.. so … looks like I will have to just join the Battle LOL.. AND NOW THEIR ARE FUCKING ZOMBIES???????

The Blair Kush Project… Heather Donahue

So… you ever wonder what the hell happened to the actors of “The Blair Witch Project”.  Me neither ,  however that film did create a new template for independent film makers to draft cheap yet effective flicks from.  We have thousands of movies now filmed with cell phones garnering $45 budgets and for that WE ARE THANKFUL LOL!!!

Heather Donahue was the snotty nose chick in the movie and her time in the woods clearly must have created a yearning for nature and dirt.   The former Thespian is now a full blown Nurse Greenthumb as she has settled in to the GREEN life as a POT FARMER!! Yes ..  she is surely one of us. You may wonder how all this took place, since the life of a Hollywood It girl and a kush farmer do not normally coalesce.

Growgirl , chronicles Heather Donahue’s transition from Hollywood lights to Nuggetown’s female KUSH seeds.   This memoir is not  a “how to” for “outdoor growing”  but more of an insightful and humorous look at the community that has become part of Heather Donahue’s  growth.  She deals with the ganja while taking risks , creating income, and dealing with regular female “coming of age” tableaus.  She is in her late 30’s, she is finding herself etc, etc. Check it out..  She has a really great interview over at LAWEEKLY.

Donahue will be reading passages from Growgirl at Book Soup (8818 W. Sunset Blvd)  on January 16 at 7PM

We see u Heather LOL!!

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

halleloooooo!! I so heart an awesome Coffee Table book.. Here is a classic being offered from the one , the only , Jean Paul Gaultier

Published by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Abrams…with editing from  Thierry-Maxime Loriot and contributions from Suzy Menkes. This is 424 pages of Gaultier at close range.. it will run you about $149.00 but hey.. that’s cheaper than a pair of Gaultier underwear so have at it LOL..

This is a great stocking stuffer for your in house fashionista… or simply get it for yourself

Get it here.. The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

Other notable books one should have at fingers reach:

100 Unforgettable Dress… Hal Rubenstein

Irreverent ………Carine Roitfield 

and let us not forget the piece de la resistance:

The Mikki Taylor penned Commander in Chic”, a guidebook through all things saavy and Mrs. O.. NO not Oprah but Mrs. Obama.  Yessss Michelle Obama is clearly the most fashionable first lady since THEEEE JACKI O.. so with that being said,  of course Ms. Taylor would be more than qualified to render the first lady the “Commander in Chic”..

I just love a great book man, hopefully the lady in your life does as well.. it’s a lot cheaper than that 2500.00 tennis bracelet she has dubiously requested lol.

Happy Shopping..

One day it will all make sense…Common

Rapper ,Vegan, Actor, Activist and now Author…

Lonnie Rashid Lynn’s memoir will acquaint you with the beginnings of “Rash” which lead to Common Sense.. (for the og’s) then Common.

Read about his upbringing in Chitown with his mother, Dr.Mahalia Hines  and things that give him passion ..He will lament about life in Chicago, being raised without a father, the ladies, etc.. but it is not a boring read.

One Day It Will All Make Sense.. is cowritten by writer, Adam Bradley.

This Harper Collins/Astria,  published narrative will take us through Chicago back in the day, where a young Common hooked up with NOId and formed CDR . He breaks down the meanings behind songs and lyrics and basically presents his full story to the reader. It’s out now..

You can go to Amazon right now.. and cop both the classic album AND the book dammit!

Damn he is fine is this Pic LOL..

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We’re livin in the last day..we’re livin in the last days…. Organized Confusion..

Wow.. So.. books are now about to become extinct like basketweaving or hunting and gathering our food.. WHAT OF THIS WORLD!!!!!.. it’s all remakes and reality TV show’s and now NO BOOKS..

It’s about to be The Book of Eli around this bitch.. Let me hide my book collection now.. BEFORE THEY COME FOR INSPECTION .. Grabs The ISIS PAPERS, ART OF WAR, AND FLEES.. i will come back for the rest smh …Check out the new book free dimensions.. the shelves are shorter in width so..NO BOOKS.. Read the Rest >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Continue reading

Soo I was with Will. I . Am one Day… Jimmy Iovine

This is going to be a good view.. AOL.COM  has put together a web series of  featurettes, based on Executive Steve Stoute’s book ” The Tanning of America”.. I’LL SAY IT’S BEEN TANNED.. huh..

JayZ , of course..(don’t you remember when he wouldn’t talk lol).. Pharrell, Lady Gaga , and Jimmy Iovine (who sounds so “carsalesmanish”) lol.. all discuss how  they have provided assistance with certain branding and the distrubution of swagger  to  mass media and pop culture via their snazzy urban influence. HA

Respectively.. LOL..  Jimmy breaks it down about the “hardware” of it all and the birth of Beats by Dre expensive ass headphones and speakers.. .  *sidebar* they are the shit though LOL>.

I will be watching ..check AOL.. and go buy the book ..not the fucking Kindle download LOL..

OF COURSE. you know who Steve Stoute is if  you are coming here.. LE SIGH .. although..OK.. JUST CHECK OUT HIS RESUME’ HERE..


or as Shreddy says : THAT SHIT AIN’T NEVER LEFT LOL!!!!!

anyway .. get hyphy to this well those cats CHILL IN JAPAN @Tokyo Super Sonic.. INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN ..GET IT KIDS


also don’t forget to run out and get your BOOKS.. the first 100 are signed by Tyler.. Do all that shit HERE… go buy it.. IT’S FAMILY … LOL

The Song of Ice and Fire… George R.R. Martin

We have been meaning to start this expedition for a minute but then HBO did such an awesome job with the show.. We immediately put a rush on the need to have all 5 books.. BTW.. I love BOOKS, fuck a Kendle lol..

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