Archive for December, 2007

People Star-Struck by Go-Go Legend…or not!

December 28, 2007

Sugar Bear
Here’s the scenario:
I ran into Sugar Bear from EU at work, an undisclosed location. To my surprise he goes un-noticed by the chocolate people, a majority of the population. This happened in Waldorf, MD, a city trickled upon by DC. Sugar Bear was only noticed by an older man sporting a Redskins cap, and me. The man explained to his wife who Sugar Bear was and she had no clue, I couldn’t help but laugh. I approached him and shook his hand, after the other man got an autograph. I said “I appreciate your music, you are a great man.” As he looked into my eyes seemingly confused as to say, “This young man is a fan?” In the midst of my disappointment towards my people, to not recognize him by sight, in the distance to further dismay, out breaks a fight. I think to myself, “What is wrong with us? I thought we came so far.” Yet we get into fights in a store in the midst of the man from EU, the one with the bass guitar. A man who deserves respect from his people, one of the DMV’s greatest musicians. To go unrecognized in public is not acceptable, not for a man in his position. So the next time you go to a go-go or a concert, remember the faces you see, because remembered in the hearts and minds of their people is the greatest position in which they could EVER be.



Chinese Chicken or Shrimp Curry

December 27, 2007

I like to eat good, but can’t eat out all the time so I(or the wife) cook good foods that last for like two days.

here is a good recipe not exspensive at all. So rent a good flick and make a good meal for your girl or guy.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Approx Purchasing Cost: $11.00

2 tablespoons oil
1 large onion, roughly chopped
3 skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2cm pieces
125g curry paste
750ml water
150g frozen peas
250g Basmati rice


1. Place the oil in a frying pan over a moderate heat

2. Add the onions and cook until softened – about 3-4 mins

3. Add the chicken and fry until golden

4. Add the paste to the pan and pour on the water. Stir until the paste has dissolved

5. Bring the liquid to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 mins. Meanwhile cook the rice according to the packet instructions

6. Add the peas to the curry and cook for a further 5 mins

90’s Hip-Hop Arsenio Hall Show

December 27, 2007

Yo’ you goin to be buggin when you watch this, everyone is on here this was big!!!! if you like 20 and younger you don’t know nothing about this, Sorry fo ya kids.

Protect Ya neck!

December 26, 2007


Im digging scarves right now. They are functional and fly.


Check out these good deals on 100% real Fendi Scarfs

More Fish

December 26, 2007


Ever feel like you’re drowning in a sea of conflicting information about fish? With so many mixed messages about the benefits and risks of eating fish, it’s hard to know which advice to follow.

“I think there’s a lot of confusion about fish — should you eat it, should you not eat it,” says Beverly Green, M.D., M.P.H., a family practitioner at Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, Wash. “And the overwhelming answer to that is yes; most people should eat fish.”

Full Report:

“Come on Homie We Major!”

December 21, 2007

This just in at Frank`s Chop Shop:  New colors from New York`s own Major Threat. Complete wool bodies with heavy, `Yo MTV Raps` style, embroidery.


Franks Chop Shop 

19 Essex St., New York, NY 10002
nr. Hester St.


M.I.A Paper Planes video

December 21, 2007

I hate most video’s but i love this song and I love M.I.A

Ermenegildo Zegna concept store

December 20, 2007

This is a article from Wallpaper one of my favorite mags. I spend hours in book stores looking at the details of the interior design. This time is weel spent and will assure that the future Motive Missions Flag ship Store will be a design experince.  

In the world of retail, it’s nowadays no longer sufficient to merely hang one’s wares on a rail and wait for the customers to start rifling.  Designing one’s store is every bit as important as designing its contents. And Ermenegildo Zegna’s brand new concept store, the House of Zegna, is the latest example of how well it can be done. testuser5_oct2007_03_zegna_2aawnd_tsa4kk.jpg


Enlisting the help of perhaps the world’s finest fashion retail architect Peter Marino, whose previous clients include Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Dior and Donna Karan, was clearly a good start. What sets Marino apart from his peers is the fact that he pays such close attention to the individual brand, and strives to incorporate each brand’s individual legacy into the architecture and interior design of their store.

For Zegna this means fabric, and more specifically woven textiles. Marino as part of his research spent a considerable amount of time assessing what makes Zegna unique as a brand and in his own words, ‘having visited the factory, it’s clear Zegna’s legacy is cloth. The weave and the cloth is a symbol of the brand: Hermes has saddles, Vuitton has trunks and Zegna has its cloth.’

Consequently Marino has translated Zegna’s legacy of cloth into motifs integrated throughout the 700 square metre space: from metallic strands, replicating the textile composition of warp crossing weft, that adorn the windows and staircase to stucco decorations on the wooden panels between the four floors, inspired by Zegna’s CashCo fabric – the corduroy blend of cashmere and cotton.

The many guises of the Zegna label are all given ample space and displayed according to their particular slant on menswear. The ground floor is devoted to Z Zegna, leather goods and accessories, the mezzanine houses underwear (the most recent addition to the collection), loungewear and Zegna Sport. Up half a flight of stained oak stairs is where Zegna’s work and travelwear are located together with private consultation lounges.

Appropriately on the top floor is Zegna’s bespoke arm, the Made to Measure service, the Couture Room offering the finest Italian tailoring, and the formalwear collection – which also displays the label’s long-standing links with the world of classical music, in a series of black and white portraits of the world’s most renowned conductors, dressed in Zegna’s customised ‘Concert Suits’.

The House of Zegna is a big step for the brand; a concept store of this scale, designed by an architect of Marino’s reputation is a clear mark of how well the Italian label is performing in the luxury market. And with scaffold in place for two more Houses in 2008, one in New York’s Fifth Avenue and one in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district, it’s definitely a case of watch this space.

Lupe Breaks Down The Cool for Complex Mag

December 18, 2007


Click the link to read the interview

I got the Cool album saturday and its Genius, Creativity applied at its best

I can’t wait to hear the coming album [CRS]”Child Rebel Soldier” is the brainchild of Kanye West, lupe Fiasco and Pharrell Williams ! 

first song from (CRS) “Us Placers” link

Season Greeting from Back Court Foundation!

December 13, 2007

As a result, of your overwhelmed support for this years,
2007 Toy Drive to benefit 22 boys and girls (ages 6-16)
living at the Jentry Mcdonald Group Home, a long-term
facility in Baltimore City that provides quality services for
abused and / or neglected foster children in need of a safe haven.

We we’ll have an opportunity to give something meaningful back
to more children — a gift of hope in the Spirit of the holiday season.
In some of our most impoverished neighborhoods and homeless
shelters, there will be no fancy decorations, no carolers, no trees
and no Christmas in  2007, Yet, even in such disadvantaged
situations, children and families continue to have…hope that life will
be a little bit brighter.

A week before Christmas, Back Court ‘s Santa and his elves will
unpacked their “sleigh,” a black SUV, filled with special toys for
impoverished neighborhoods and homeless shelters who could
not otherwise afford a holiday celebration.

Christmas Breakfast for Jentry Mcdonald Group Home
At the Renaissance Haborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt St. on

December 22, 2007 from 9 – 11am,     

Rodney Friend
President of Back Court Foundation