Monday, August 31, 2009

baddest chick n the game...

Friday, August 28, 2009

and you thoughtnewark was bad...| NEW ORLEANS



Pretty random..but every year I check for the worst places/most dangerous cities in the U.S..New Orleans is at the top of the list almost every year...check it out


Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities in America 2008

1. New Orleans
2. Camden, NJ
3. Detroit
4. St. Louis
5. Oakland
6. Flint, Mich.
7. Gary, Ind.
8. Birmingham, Ala.
9. Richmond, Calif.
10. North Charleston, SC

NEW ORLEANS — The crime wave that hit New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina shows little sign of abating, more than two years after city officials said taming the outbreak was among their top priorities.

The rates of killings and most types of property crime have kept pace with the city's population increase, according to police records. Sporadic violence also marred the city's famed Mardi Gras celebration since Saturday, with at least nine people wounded by gunshots, including some that were fired near a parade route Tuesday.

Recent crime figures show that the number of thefts reported in the first 10 months of 2007 was 51% higher than the same period in 2006; the number of robberies increased 54%, according to police records.

Such crimes are increasing despite an aggressive federal, state and city campaign that includes patrols by the National Guard and state police. For instance, more than 1,000 officers, state troopers and National Guardsmen were positioned along Mardi Gras parade routes this year.

Among the reasons for continuing problems:
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•Turf wars between drug dealers who are vying for a smaller pool of users. An overwhelming number of killings revolve around selling and buying drugs, police spokesman Sgt. Joe Narcisse said.

•Burglars taking advantage of near-empty neighborhoods to steal lumber and copper wiring from half-built homes.

•A police force that says it is still struggling to restore its ranks after hundreds left post-Katrina. New Orleans had 1,720 officers before Katrina, when the city's population stood at 455,000. The force has fewer than 1,500 today. Population figures in New Orleans vary widely, but the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center estimated in December that there were about 320,000 residents. The non-profit group estimates population by analyzing postal data.

Based on population estimates, there are more police officers per 100,000 residents in New Orleans now (469) than there were before the storm hit (378.)

City police say they are making progress. The department is recruiting more officers and last month moved into its headquarters after more than two years working out of trailers.

"NOPD and the city (have) experienced challenges beyond belief when we consider what we have to deal with," Narcisse said.

Some critics say the city's police force would be more effective if it spent less time on minor crimes.

More than half of the 58,000 arrests made by New Orleans police last year were for traffic offenses or minor infractions that could have been resolved with citations rather than arrests, according to a study done by the Metropolitan Crime Commission, a local watchdog group. - USA TODAY

I also found out that New Orleans has a murder blog..this place may be hell on earth.. http://neworleansmurderblog.blogspot.com/

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Drake feat. 'Ye, Weezy, Eminem


So Eminem pretty much bodied this track, still hate him tho! Honestly I woulda removed myself from this lineup after hearing his verse, his flow was just stoopid. ( I wish y'all could see how sooped Luch is right now, clearly her favorite rapper is Em).

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

HeART Gallery Promo Video: Classic!!!

Question: Nature vs. Nurture

So since I didn't feel like writing anything today, I have a question I wanted to revisit.

A while ago me and damn near all of my facebook friends were having an argument on whether or not it was NATURAL to be monogamous. It's my personal opinion that it's not NATURAL to be with one person sexually, but societal norm natures us to believe that this is how we should be...

I need to know though, once and for all. Is it natural to be with just ONE person? And if no, then can you blame your partner for cheating on you??

The Original Version of "When the Money Goes"

More from BP3: "Venus vs. Mars"... CRAZY

They Got Next: Drake ft. Nipsey Hussle "Killers"

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Robert Geller for Levi’s 2009 fall/winter collection

A pretty dope collection...except for the denim jacket with the cut-off sleeves..that is pretty ass.





1, 2, 3...


So last night I got a chance to check out this place in the city called 1,2,3 Burger, Shot, Beer. Ummm, where the f**k has this place been all my life?? It's hella affordable, with mini burgers for $1, all types of shots for $2 (pause) and beer for $3 (Hence the name). Top it all off, they close at 4 in the morn! How real is that? (Jersey is just so ass). Anyway, its a nice place to "pregame" before going to a party if you want to save money on drinks and it's also perfect to go to after a late night of partying when you want to grab something to eat. Located on 10th ave between 50th & 51st streets. I will definitely be going back and you guys should do the same. Peace!

Friday, August 21, 2009

WHEN THE MONEY GOES, WILL THE HONEY STAY






Amber Rose has sure made a name for herself by dating the homie Kanye. Her career lifted off almost instantly, being one of the baddest white African chicks ever (yes she's african, her mother is from Cape Verde off the coast of West Africa). My question is with Amber being very open that she's bisexual, is the pressure on for Kanye to keep her interested? If I was dating a female that was previously with a chick, the pressure would most definetly be there. A woman ultimately knows how to please another woman, so I'm told. So a brother would have to be doing overtime down in the box. Licking and squeezing, kissing and rubbing, it just wouldn't stop. I'll be the first to say this relationship is doomed, I think it's a career move, and a damn good one at that.


Feminine Friday (no homo): Ginger+Liz Color Collection





I know it seems like this site is here to overly critique the female species. Don’t take it personally, I LOVE women. I think ya’ll are God’s greatest gift to this world besides Jesus Christ himself.

To prove how much I love you all, from now on every Friday is going to be Feminine Friday on the site… Ok, so probably not EVERY Friday, but every once and a while… We’re going to let one or two females write a piece on selected Friday’s AND I will also interview a woman who has a product or service to offer so they can get their stuff out there. Is that not dope? So if you want to get down with the get down hit me up at RodneyRikai@Gmail.com
The first female to be interviewed for Feminine Friday is one of my best female friends. I’ve known her over 10 years, and I can’t believe that she has grown into the successful human being that she has; not to say that I ever doubted her. It just blows my mind that somebody I have such a great relationship with is really in the driver’s seat, mashin’ the pedal in her own lane in “the industry”.

Her name is Sara Pickett and if it sounds familiar it should. She has been Ms. Everywhere in her blossoming career. She’s had billboards on some of the busiest streets in Manhattan, and hosted shows for BET and MTV alike, she’s even THE girl on the Motion’s box! She’s been in countless movies and videos, including Jay-z’s Excuse Me Miss and several other high profile, tasteful videos of the same persuasion.

Besides being a highly touted Model/VJ/Actress/Author, Sara is an entrepreneur. She, along with her partner Ginger Johnson, have a DOPE new cosmetic line called Ginger+Liz Color Collection. Obviously it’s nothing that we would rock fellaz, but wifey definitely needs a bottle or seven. The eye-popping colors have equally enticing names like Boy Toy, Swagger and He’s So Into Me. They are a direct reflection of the woman most women yearn to be: Bold yet subtle. Classy yet Racy. Modest yet Adorned.
This is definitely a product that needs to be seen by all. So we’re actually going to do a follow up interview on camera so that you guys can get an actual visual of how dope these colors are. As bright as the colors of Ginger+Liz are, they definitely have developed a product with the age-old adage “substance before style” in mind. Think it’s too good to be true? Here’s a snippet of some of our interview with the owners of this dope new line…

MenWithGirls.Com (MWG): So how did you guys come up with Ginger+Liz?
Ginger Johnson (GJ): Ginger and Liz are our middle names. After bouncing around a number of names we decided to keep it simple and glam. That's what our product is about. We provide small ticket luxury goods to the discerning customer influenced by fashion, entertainment, art, and travel.

MWG: What makes your product unique in comparison to your competition?
Sara Pickett (SP): OMG, its everything! Starting with the names of the nail polish. We put serious thought in making them fun and relatable… The quality, how long it lasts. Our polishes are two-coat nail polishes. You guys (referencing MWG) may not understand what that means, BUT, when you’re in a salon, you don’t want some chick putting on four coats of nail polish and then you have to sit there for 30 minutes while it dries! Who has time for that?

MWG: Which celebrities can you see rocking the following colors? “Heartbreaker”.
SP:Who’s a heartbreaker? Hmmm… Meagan Fox! Hands down, all day.

MWG: “He’s So Into Me”.
SP: Hmmm she has to be loved by everybody. Yet sweet and sexy... I think Sloan (actress Emmanuelle Chriqui) from Entourage. I had an hour long convo with someone the other day and they just kept telling me how she’s so ridiculously hot, yet sweet enough for tea with grandma.

MWG: Ok, so let’s switch it up. I say a celebrity, you say a color… Angelina Jolie?
SP: “Put a Ring on it”. When you see her, she’s just bad and you gotta have her.

MWG: Ok, so the current love of my life is Keri Hilson. If you had to pick a color which would it be?
SP: Everybody loves Keri! She definitely gets “Chase Me”. Men love her, hell, women love her…

MWG: Amberose?
SP: Yo! She is a bad B!T#H! She needs “Gimme More” or “Swagger”. Actually she’s so bad she can get every single color. A different color on each nail, she is the only one who can catch that.

MWG: Ok, Ginger what about you? Who do you see rockin’ your line?
GJ: We've already seen reality tv star Heidi Montag wearing "Swagger" in her soon to be released music video. Swagger is sure to be our cult classic shade and we envision Rihanna loving it as well. It's a cool and edgy metallic color with rose gold undertones. We can envision Michelle Obama wearing "Boss Lady" and we think Oprah would love "He's So Into Me". "Heartbreaker" would look great on Keira Knightley and "Gimme More" would do well for Britney Spears!

MWG: So right now where can people go to pick up Ginger+Liz?
GJ: Prayerfully the www.gingerandliz.com site will be up early September. We’re shooting for a 09.09.09 launch date. But you can also find the line at Serenity Spa and April Burton's Suite 303 in New York and Polished Beauty Bar and Stephen Webster salon in Atlanta. Nail salons have been very responsive to our line, excited about it even! Miami and Los Angeles locations soon to come... And of course we’re going to be selling product at you guys event on Aug. 30th at Dolce in Elizabeth, NJ!

We’ll have the on camera interview up first thing Monday. But in all honesty, the product is flat out nuts. As a man, I pay little to no attention to nails at all. But the colors and finish they have commanded my attention. I definitely have a feeling this line is going to take off. You can be one of the first to cop Ginger+Liz if you come out to the “heART Gallery”. Aug. 30th from 6-10pm at Dolce in Elizabeth.

This is a Video I Made and Edited about Tough Guys. It's My 1st IMovie, so It's Kinda Rough... But Enjoy...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

jay-z and the gang - we run this town

so this video is like lord of the rings meets city of gods meets a busta rhyme video..they are doing to much..ass in my opinion.

WHEN KEEPING IT REAL GOES WRONG...


As most of us already know Plaxico Burress of the New York Giants got smacked with today with 2 years in prison for shooting himself in the thigh in a Manhattan nightclub. Two years? I seriously think that being an athlete fucked it up for him, there's no reason in the world to give a normal guy two years for all this. Don't me get wrong, he deserves a punishment but not this... 1000 hours of community service and one year suspension would have made sense, but this is a different time and age. Bad people should be in jail, not stupid people. Fiddling around with a .40 cal in your pocket when you're in no present danger boggles me, but you have to remember that these are athletes, football athletes for that matter. Plaxico Buress, another victim of (cue music) "When keeping it real goes wrong."

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sneakers By Gourmet!

I Hate these new sneakers coming out that look like a cross bewteen cowboy shoes and jordans, with spikes,wings and tasers on them. This is a dope ass brand right here though! they are called Gourmet and you can find them on the karmaloop website..check em out. peace!



Saturday, August 15, 2009

AMBER ROSE..SHIT!!

NEW USHER (leak)

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A new track By Usher Produced by ryan leslie...sounds pretty cool to me, just getting tired of ryan leslie beats.

DOWNLOAD: Usher – Be (Produced by Ryan Leslie)

DRESS YOUR AGE.

Sooo..you wake up bright it early..it's you 28th birthday, you are on top of the world.
You get up, brush your teeth, wash your face, say good morning to mom...a great start to a great birthday. You go to your closet to get dressed for work, you grab those gap cargo khakis that are for you "all-purpose & all seasonal", next you grab that vintage polo from the closet, that from the look of it has been washed over 45 times. You run towards the door, you are ready to hop in the car and head to work...but not before you grab those all black pradas, the ones that you can wear to work & to the club. OK, now your ready for work.

You get to the work, hop on the elevator, you fail to notice that every morning you are on that elevator,you are dressed almost identical to the mail boy, and that your co-workers are always in slacks and a tie. Your co-workers try to hint to you that you are not dressed up to par,saying things like.."must have been a rough ride in to work" or "Hey I have that exact same shirt, I wore it on Casual Friday" or "Hey what "do you call those sneakers you are wearing, they came with the velcro straps". All of this of course goes over your head. At 5-6 o'clock, you rush to get out of that office, after all, it is your birthday.

You make it back to the house, your mother who has given up on you by now, wiping the sweat off of her forehead with a sigh of relief,congratulates her son for making it through another day of work. You are confused by this, but what the hell, stuff has been going over your head all day. You run up stairs to your room, before you get dressed you have to check your facebook/myspace/twitter..."what do we have here" you say, your friend from college sends you a link for the new "lil weezy" video. You are immediately mesmerized by the all red skinny jeans that he sags in the video. You run to your moms closet, grab a pair of her "hot pants" from when she was a "lady of the night". You keep on the high top black pradas you wore to work,to give you that "hipster" feel. You find a pair of ya fathers shades from the 80's, they are not Cazals, but they will do.By this time, you realize the shirt doesnt matter, so you throw on a white crew neck, with a catch saying like " Your Mom Digs Me" or "This is what money looks like".

I could keep going with this story,I am leaving out the club rejection part & the female rejection part in the interest of time, don't like writing this much, but I felt like it was necessary.


Okkkk..let me start off by saying..if this is blog described you..YOU ARE ASS.

I found a couple of outfits that you can wear,and still be "cool".

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some of this stuff is extreme, but then again, so is some of the shit I see in the club.

Friday, August 14, 2009

MAXWELL :: MADISON SQUARE GARDEN :: SEPT 28

BH-Maxwell from Darius McCoy on Vimeo.


You might want to read a disclaimer with ya chick if you taking her to see Maxwell perform live, I've seen it before... females will straight forget who they came there with, and any attempts to end the evening off right have been foiled by this smooth singing mofo. lol.

Im not gonna lie, I wasnt a fan at first, but if you really sit and listen with an open mind, any man could relate to the situations in his music, real shit... Anyway, Common and Chrisette Michele are also on this bill, which should make out to be a real dope event.

COMEBACK SEASON


Michael Vick returns to the NFL by signing with the Philadelphia Eagles. The deal is said to be worth over 1 million for the first year and 5 million going in for the second. Honestly speaking, Im happy for the man. Not because he's playing for my beloved Eagles, but the fact that he gets a second chance. I think he paid his debt by serving that ridiculous time in jail, lost MILLIONS of dollars, and will probably be criticized for the rest of his career.

Every man deserves a second chance, its been said time and time again. Learning from your mistakes makes us stronger, I think someone needs to tell this to the people that are protesting outside the Eagles offices. He served his time, and thats that. Some signs read "VICK SHOULD BE DOING LIFE." You gotta be kidding me, and Im sorry to all animal lovers out there, but knock-it-the-fuck-off, I've never had pets so maybe Im biased, but there's a lot of shit thats going on in this world. Is there this much hype over men that rape women and children? Even guys that commit murder can get less then 10, and Vick should do LIFE? Its sad... he made a mistake and that should be the end of it... What are your thoughts?

This Guy Might Have to be at a heART Gallery...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

tunes...

Just a classic song..a real love song, don't hear music like this anymore.

Hilarious: Spike Lee Caught Slippin'

Slum Village's New Video Embodies EVERYTHING We Want the heART Gallery to be...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Saturday, August 8, 2009

TREY SONGZ & CRABS? (no red lobster)

DAMN HOMIE..STRAP UP!

TRICKIN'...

Tricking is a huge issue amongst the male populations..
only because we do not know when trickin' is acceptable and when it isn't..

IF YOU ARE GOING OUT AND SPENDING YOUR LAST ON THE LADY YOU LOVE..TRICKIN' IS NOT FOR YOU..AND APPARENTLY YOU LOVE HER & SHE DOES NOT LOVE YOU...no reasonable women would allow her man to go broke for her...NO WAY/DOES NOT HAPPENED.

TRICKIN' IS ONLY ACCEPTABLE IF YOU ARE FINANCIALLY SECURE..ABLE TO MAINTAIN NOT ONLY HER NEED FOR NICE THINGS..BUT YOUR OWN..

I am a strong believer in trickin' when the funds are available..why you may ask..Because when my significant other and i go out..we represent each other, neither one of us can look like sh*t, gotta have the will/jada power couple look..it's only right..

Anyway..I found a couple of pieces online that I think are dope for the ladies for the upcoming season..let me know what ya think
-tex


BDG PLAID DRESS
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DIOR ANKLE BOOT
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DIOR CROISETTE SHOULDER FLAP BAG
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FENDI CAP TOE BOOT
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GUCCI CLAN DRESS
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GUCCI SHIFT DRESS
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LARK WOLF DRESS
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LOUBOUTIN
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NANCY GONZALES CLUTCH
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SCARLETTE WEDGE
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YSL HOBO BAG
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BDG TWEED TIGHTS
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FENDI SUEDE PLATFORM(MARY JANE)
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SO YOU RAP NOW???

This is what happens when you forget to erase your dumb moments on the computer...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

THE HEART GALLERY PT.2 : OPEN CALL

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GOT TALENT?
WE ARE LOOKING FOR POETS, PAINTERS, MODELS, RAPPERS, SINGERS
CLOTHING DESIGNERS..IF YOU HAVE A LOVE FOR SOMTHING..COME PRESENT IT.

THE OPEN CALL IS THIS SUNDAY(AUGUST 9TH) @ DOLCE

17 N.BROAD ST. ELIZABETH NJ
@ 5PM SHARP
PLEASE BE ON TIME.

BRING YOUR MATERIAL, AND BE READY TO PERFORM.

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT:
TEX: citruscity@gmail.com
FEMI: njeducated@gmail.com
RODNEY:rodneyrikai@gmailc.om

EVEN BENTLEY DOESNT MESS WITH THE SKINNIES...






Wednesday, August 5, 2009

NIKE HYPERIZE "BILLY HOYLE"

Check out these sneaks from Nike inspired by Woody Harrelson's character in the movie "White Men Can't Jump".









BLUEPRINT 3 ALBUM COVER...



Got a feeling this gonna be another classic... What you think?