WU-TANG. WU-TANG!

JABBAWHATDAFUCK?!

America's Best Dance Crew crowned their first "Best Dance Crew" last night and the winners were the Jabbawockeez. (Whatever the hell that is.) I just found some interest because 4 of them are Pinoy. I always like to give props to my Filipino brothers and sisters.....cuz its our year!!! RISE OF THE PINOYS!

NIKE AIR FORCE SNOW??

Nike has entered the snowboarding realm and has come out with snowboarding boots for the '09 season. I can't wait to see these on folks on the slopes.











Images courtesy of Snowrev.com

THE BIG BREAKUP

"Giant makeover: Bonds' images gone from AT&T Park"

The San Francisco Giants have now removed prominent tributes in the stadium to Barry Bonds, who has steroid allegations and perjury charges hanging over his head.

The left-field wall no longer bears an image of Bonds chasing Hank Aaron for the home run crown, nor elsewhere is the number of Bonds' home runs in relation to Aaron posted.



There are no "756" signs -- signifying the home run he hit to break Aaron's record -- anywhere in the park, in fact. A team spokeswoman said the Giants would put up a plaque to note where he had hit his last homer with the team.

Last season Bonds passed Aaron to become Major League Baseball's career home run record leader, packing the stands at AT&T Park on scenic San Francisco Bay. He finished the 2007 season with 762 career home runs.

Bonds, 43, has said he is fit and ready to play, but in a media event Wednesday, team president Peter Magowan said that they would not accept Bonds back, even at a reduced price.

"No, not this team," he said, standing along the first-base line of a ballpark where images of Bonds have been removed. "We're going in a new direction; that would not be going in a new direction. The time has come to turn the page.

"We're very respectful, at least I am, appreciative of all the contributions he made to the Giants over all that long period of time, but the time came when we needed to go in a new direction."

Bonds' legal case is expected to drag out for many months after a federal judge told prosecutors to restructure the indictments against the seven-time National League Most Valuable Player and single-season home run record holder.

With a team that many sports columnists expect to land in last place this year, the Giants face difficulties in building as much excitement as it did in the past season. But Magowan said the team still expected to sell 3 million tickets in 2008.

"If we miss, we are not going to miss by much," he said.

"Last year, we had the benefit of the All Star Game, Barry Bonds' home run chase, the first time we played the Yankees since 1962, three weekend home series with the Dodgers. All of these things increased our attendance about 150,000 last year from where it had been."

Noting the Giants, who mark their half-century anniversary in San Francisco in 2008, were in a process of rebuilding, Magowan said: "We're asking our fans to be patient.

"With Barry Bonds gone, this is a club at the beginning of a new era."

Information from Reuters was used in this report.

CONGRATS TO NEIL AMRSTRONG!

Wow! Another point for the pinoys! Congrats to DJ NEIL AMRSTRONG for being chosen as JAY-Z's new tour DJ! This comes as great news, after A-Trak had to decline on the position for personal career reasons, and now a talented DJ in Neil will make the Jay-Z tour that much more soulful.
(thanks Dan for filling me in pronto!)



Can you imagine...Jay's gonna be sayin' and pointin' "Thas mah man right there, DJ Neil Armstrong ya'll!"

Is he gonna get a Roc chain too?

AUDRINA of THE HILLS...

...is a freak. Nude photos surfaced of The Hills starlett this week.

"Sources say the beauty from a wealthy Orange County family was a natural in front of the camera and loved every second of the shoot at an LA mansion.
They told how she was thrilled with the results and particularly the raunchy schoolgirl pics.
But now the pictures she urged a photographer friend to take when she was 19 could come back to haunt her.
A source told how Audrina had had enough of posing for bikini shots and decided she wanted to be a glamour model.
"She was determined to go ahead with it, even though she was warned to wait and see how her modelling went before doing topless stuff.
"She was always comfortable in front of the camera and wasn't shy or nervous about doing a nude shoot.
But Audrina's hopes of impressing glamour magazine editors were shattered when Playboy showed no interest in her pictures."


Check her out:






More here....

I personally can care less about these fake ass "reality" stars... but I bet my blog #s are gonna jump from folks googling this shit. Shameless plug!!!

FACES IN PLACES

Funny blog I came across called FACES IN PLACES has pictures of faces you see in obscure places. I know there's been times where you've seen a face somewhere on the road or in a landscape. Now you can submit a picture of it here. Check it out.


MUSIC REVIEW

Got my hands on Danity Kane's Sophomore album "Welcome To The Dollhouse" last night and I listened to the entire album today. I must say, I skipped through every song (16 tracks) except for like 3 tracks. The songs all sounded the same to me, and they don't even have a SLAPPER (like Showstopper on their first record) on it! All Vegas-sounding songs, which I can usually feel every now and then, but once they all started sounding similar, I knew I wasn't going to be bumpin' this album very long.



During my download spree, I did come across a gem. I downloaded the Teedra Moses "Live from the Jungle" Mixtape. I really don't understand why she hasn't blown up the way I'd imagine her to, but nonetheless, I will support her and her music always!
Here's a treat ya'll.... Download it HERE!


When you get to MegaUpload, just type in the 3 letters or #s it tells you to in the box, then your download should begin.

A Coach bag named after me...?

Check out this Coach bag named "Francine":



I'm personally not a Coach fan, but I was intrigued to see a bag named after my not-so-common name. Ehh... I'll pass.

RI$KY DAY in LA

Oh shit... Is that one half of the RI$KY BIZNE$$ Crew?? In LA?!? What the f*ck are they cookin' up...??? Wait and see... =D

Thanks to our dude Rod from Emortal Clothing for the photoshoot.

My favorite part of LA was pinkberry. We came across it in NY couple months ago, but it was too damn cold to even fathom the thought of eating ice cream in those conditions. This time, it was right around the corner from my sister's crib and it was a sunny Sunday.

The secret topping, not laid out with the rest of the toppings, is the TRUTH. Hit up Pinkberry, order a medium Mango, Strawberry, and MOCHI (yes, mochi) and have yourself a foodgasm. Yes, it is as good as the hype around it.


I'll be back LA!!!!!!!! Just wait!

SMOG HERE I COME.


I suppose I'm ready for the LA smog and traffic, given I get some SUN in return. See ya'll Monday at the 2!

ST. PATTY'S DAY IS ON MONDAY




This ST. PATTY'S DAY, Come by 222 for a very RI$KY MONDAY!
Guest DJ Eddie IXL is in from NYC!!


And you already know residents Ant-1, $ir Tipp, Eddie Ra$kel, and Ruby Red-I are ready to get you groovin' on this day of GREEN! "If you know what I mean!!!!"

Come get faded with us... We'll be giving away ST. PATTY'S DAY GOODIES and drink specials will make you think you're Irish if you're not!!! Everyone (21+) is welcome to come party, wear green, bring green, be green, and don't worry, we won't PINCH YOU!!!

NO COVER!!

CHEAP DRINKS!! $2 PBRs & $5 Henn

BE GREEEEEEN!!



ITS COMING...







These new stills are fabulous!!! Gives me shivers just thinking of the fabulosity that is Sex and the City: The Movie. High fashion, sexual encounters, and friendship all rolled into one...how can us ladies resist?





222NIGHT

An Ode to one of the most talented DJ/Producers of all time...


Let's BLAZE IT UP!!!

Last of A Dying Breed

I told myself I wouldn't repeat posts from our Fatlace blog, but I wanted to share this piece on my personal blog too.

On the 15th of February, The Burn it Down Sound (Shouts to Jeremiah and Phillie Ocean of 111 Minna) threw a "DJ Battle-esque event" called "15 Minutes of Fame" at The Elbo Room in SF, offering each 15 DJs 15 minutes to rock a crowd however they wanted. Complete with a huge timer on stage and spotlights on the DJs, it proved to be more than just a good idea on paper. Folks showed up not knowing what to expect, and of course our RI$KY BIZNE$$ / WnKK dynamic duo $IR TIPP & ANT-ONE gave it to the crowd in true "back-in-the-day DJ" fashion. $ir Tipp wanted to test a "record-breaking 30 songs in 15 minutes" for his set. He came up 1 measly song short at 29, but nonetheless, rocked the spot so hard that it had the party people hang on every song he played.

Check out a clip of Tipp in action:


Ant-One followed with a strong set complete with a lil jugglin, trick mixing, scratching, and good ol' fashion quick mixing too. Check him out here:



The next 15 Minutes of Fame will be coming soon, and don't worry, you won't forget because it will always be on the 15th of the month. I strongly advise you to check it out when it rolls around again and lets support real DJs you feel me?!?

$IR TIPP LOVES THE LADIES Mix Vol.1


Download the newest mix here.
or take a listen through the player below:





I DID IT!

Before:


After:


I had the pleasure of being tatted by Toby of Humble Beginnings in San Jose






Done Deal:


Check me out chewing furiously on my gum and rocking out to NWA on my ipod while the needle makes first touch to my skin. One word: Owwwww!!!!

video
I don't give a f*ck what ya'll tat heads say; that shit was painful as f*ck. I guess cuz of the spot I chose to get it, but yo, that pain was intense!!

Juvenile's Daughter Murdered


By Josh Grossberg
Fri, 29 Feb 2008 11:00:06 PM PST

A teenage gunman shot and killed the New Orleans rapper's infant daughter Thursday along with her Sheriff's Deputy mother and older sister in their Lawrenceville, Georgia home, authorities have confirmed.

The victims--39-year-old Joy Deleston and her two daughters, 11-year-old Micaiah, and 4-year-old Jelani—were gunned down by Deleston's 17-year-old son, Anthony Tyrone Terrell. Jelani was the daughter of Juvenile.

Police discovered the bodies in the residence on Thursday and took Terrell into custody Friday, booking him on three counts of murder and three counts of aggravated assault after he pointed them to the location of the gun he allegedly used in the slayings. Detectives do not yet have a motive.

Per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Deleston gave birth to Jelani back in 2004 and subsequently filed a paternity suit against the hip-hopster claiming he was the father. The two sides eventually settled the case amicably with Juvenile acknowledging he was the father and agreeing to pay child support.


Read the rest of the article here.