Friday, February 27, 2009

Senior Hip Hop Choir

This is funny... watch it all the way through.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

News Clip: President replaces the "N" Word

My President! You have to watch

Forget Netflix… It’s Redbox on mines!


Have you been passing this big red machine in your local grocery stores lately thinking “hmmm... naw”? Let me put you on to game. $1 a movie! Need I say more?

I get the Netflix convenience of ordering from home, but I say, unless you’re too blind, cripple or crazy to leave the house… $1 compared to $8.99 is a better deal (depending on how many movies you watch a month). They have new & old releases just like Netflix or your local video store. And, with the $$ you save, now you can slide through Mc Dowell’s drive thru, pick up a few items off the $1 menu, call over some friends and have a great (low budget) movie party! Another good thing about Redbox is you can return the movies to any Redbox location. So say you got the movie over here… but you’re waaaaayyyy over there; no worries, just slide in to your nearest Redbox location, hit the “Return DVD” button … Poof! Magic! You’re done!

Yes, this was random… But hey, it’s a recession, every little bit helps! Lol.

Flyy New Music: PPP "Abundance"

Wajeed is in town this week for two appearances in SF & SJ to promote the new album “Abundance” the 1st PPP LP in 3 years. PPP defines their music as Electro / Experimental / Ghettotech … However you want to categorize it, their music is off the hook! Their Live Performance… Crazy! Abundance is what you need to have in heavy rotation so pick it up and check out one the local shows if you can. You wont be disappointed.

Pick up the latest FREE DOWNLOAD: PPP - The Official Abundance Mixtape (contains snippets from the album)

1. Abundance Intro
2. Angel (feat. Coultrain) (Waajeed Remix)
3. Shotgun (feat. J Dilla) (Waajeed’s Plinky Remix)
4. Your Day Is Done (feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow) (DJ Topspin vs. Waajeed Remix) **
5. Deep Inside (feat. SA-RA & Rozzi Daime) (Waajeed Remix) %
6. Stay With Me (feat. Tiombe Lockhart) (DJ Topspin vs. Waajeed Remix)
7. Fever (feat. Zeno) (DJ Topspin vs. Waajeed Remix) **
8. Goodbye (feat. Jamila Raegan) (PPP EXCLUSIVE) ++
9. Stand For Something (feat. Coultrain & Jamila Raegan) (PPP EXCLUSIVE)
10. Detroit Winter (feat. Invincible) (Waajeed Remix)
11. Act Like You Know (feat. J Dilla) (Waajeed vs. DJ Topspin Remix)
12. 1 Luv 2 U (feat. Neco Redd) (Waajeed vs. DJ Topspin Remix)
13. Can’t You Feel It (feat. Coultrain & Jamila Raegan) (PPP EXCLUSIVE)
14. Now Or Never (feat. Tiombe Lockhart) (Waajeed Remix)
15. No Worries (feat. Steve Spacek) (Waajeed Remix)
16. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (feat. Raheem DeVaughn) (EXCLUSIVE ORIGINAL VERSION)
17. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (feat. Rogiers) (Waajeed vs. DJ Topspin Remix)
18. Synchronicity (feat. Coultrain & Jamila Raegan) (PPP EXCLUSIVE)

Click here for a list of other FREE PPP Mixtapes

Tuesday February 24th
330 Ritch Nightclub
San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
doors are at 8pm | $5 dollar after 10:30pm
@ Fahrenheit Ultra Lounge | 99 East San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA 95113 | 408.998.9998
or for updates go to:

Monday, February 23, 2009

Flyy *Bay Area* Indie Film: The Black Rock


Playing Feb 27 - Mar 5, 2009
Theatrical Premiere!
The Black Rock: The Untold Story of the Black Experience on Alcatraz
Run time: 60 mins

Red Vic Movie House
1727 Haight Street San Francisco, CA 94117
Show times: Nightly: 7:15, 9:15 | Additional shows: Sat & Sun: 2:00, 4:00, Wed: 2:00

The Black Rock Trailer from Intern Mastermind on Vimeo.

Dir. Kevin Epps US 2008
The Black Rock chronicles the role of African-Americans at Alcatraz, the first super-maximum security prison, and examines the lives of a few African-American prisoners who were important figures in the history of "The Rock" from the 1930s to the 1960s. The film highlights the truth about the perseverance, sufferings, and resilience of the African-Americans who experienced Alcatraz during this time of racial prejudice and discrimination. Interviews with historians, archival footage, photographs and re-enactments are used to present an entirely new perspective on the most feared prison of its time. Speakers present opening night include director Kevin Epps, historian and author John Templeton, and executive director of the Ella Baker Center Jakada Imani. (60m)

“The Black Rock” aka Black Alcatraz: The Darkside of Alcatraz, is a sixty-minute documentary that presents a new vision of feared federal penitentiary Alcatraz and the untold story of the black experience, as seen through the eyes of infamous black godfather and gangster Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson, William “Ty” Martin, post office robber who was part of a planned escaped from the confines of Alcatraz and Robert Lipscomb, convicted counterfeiter turned prison activist of mixed ethnicity who fought against racism and segregation at Alcatraz.

Socially Flyy says: “SUPPORT BAY AREA F.A.M.E.!”

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Flyy Indie Films: Wendy And Lucy

Now Playing
Camera 3 Theatre
288 S. 2nd Street, San Jose CA 95113

MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 94 Minutes
Advance Showtimes
Camera 3 Downtown Buy Tickets

Daily at 7:25, 9:30; plus Sat-Sun at 1:00, 3:05, 5:15


Wendy and Lucy' is eerily timely

Mick LaSalle, Chronicle Movie Critic

Movies have a funny way sometimes of knowing the future. The latest example is "Wendy and Lucy," which tells the story of a struggling young woman trying to make it to Alaska, so she can reach her idea of employment nirvana: a job in a fish-canning factory. This tale of poverty American-style was conceived and filmed when the Dow Jones was up around 11,000 and when the idea of going broke was, for most people, an abstract concept.

Going broke. Being poor. Getting down to your last buck. "Wendy and Lucy" may focus on one person, but its ambition is to make a larger point about what it's like to lose everything. Lack of means might be the easiest part. There's also the isolating loneliness of poverty, as well as the danger of it. There's that way poverty has of perverting relationships, inspiring disdain and eating into self-esteem. "Wendy and Lucy" shows all this and, with an uncanny prescience, presents it at precisely the moment when audiences are capable of receiving it, not with distance, but with empathy. And some real fear.Click here to read more

Director: Kelly Reichardt (Old Joy)

Cast: Michelle Williams, Will Patton, Larry Fessenden and Will Oldham

Synopsis: "Deftly and delicately directed, with a deeply moving performance from Williams and an extraordinarily powerful and most unexpected conclusion."--Toronto Eye Weekly

Official Web Site:

Flyy Indie Films: The Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts 2009


Opens 2/20/2009
Camera 3 Theatre
288 S. 2nd Street, San Jose CA 95113

MPAA Rating: NR
Running Time: 94 Minutes
Advance Showtimes
Camera 3 Downtown Buy Tickets
Daily at 9:20; plus Sat-Sun at 12:45pm, 5:00


Oscar Shorts, Low-Hype and Sweet

With the Academy Awards a little more than two weeks away, it’s just possible that your breathless anticipation may be edged with fatigue. Since the beginning of the year, a small number of Very Important, Very Worthy films have vacuumed up all the oxygen in the movie universe. You may find yourself in need of a break from the manufactured hysteria surrounding The Curious Reader of Slumdog Milk/Nixon.

A perfect antidote to this white-elephant parade can be found, paradoxically enough, in the program of Oscar-nominated short films that opens on Friday in a few dozen theaters nationwide. It may seem odd to propose one batch of Oscar bait as the answer to another, but the 10 contending short films — five animated, five live-action — exhibit some virtues that their feature-length counterparts lack. Click here to read more

Synopsis: Catch all of the Oscar-nominated Animated short films in one feature-length program click here

Official Web Site:

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A.I. says Bye Bye to Cornrows!

In this clip A.I. showed up to the EAST's practice without his signature how the players react.

Damn, after 13 years of rockin the signature cornrow braids, A.I. has cut it all off! This is gonna take some getting used to for me. Not that he doesn’t clean up well, but I am partial to his look in the braids… maybe it’s just the “thug passion” that made me love it more Lol… So Im curious, is Mama Iverson gonna get rid of her cornrows too?

So Flyy Fashion Tip of the day


“It doesn’t always have to match, it just has to Go” --- Tim Dunn of Project Runway

Kelis pregnant: Late but Great news!


Kelis, 29, and Nas, 35, are expecting their first child together and sources say: "It's all they are talking about. She is carrying hip-hop royalty! They are so excited."

I meant to put this up a month ago when the news was 1st released. Anything about my girl KELIS, Im always on it… So you know I must’ve slipped and bumped my head, to forget to post this.

All good, great news is never old news. Sending my “Congrats to the Hardest – Sexiest – couple in the Hip-Hop Industry”… “Sex, Thugs and Rock & Roll” It’s all you really need! Lol.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Snapple Music Fact:

This is not a Jackson 5 song… In case you were sadly mistaken. I had a debate with someone on the issue recently and of course I was right because I know my * ish!

The aforementioned song “Misdemeanor” was originally recorded by The Foster Sylvers, 1973. The Sylvers were a popular R&B/soul and disco family group in the 1970s from Memphis, Tennessee. Rapper, D.O.C. sampled this song on his 1989 hit, “Its Funky Enough”. (Do you know who produced this remake?)

Just a little Soul Classic 101 for you all… If you know who the Foster Sylvers aka The Sylvers are then you’ve already got an A on this assignment. Class dismissed!

P.S. Listen to their other hits, “Fools Paradise” & “Cry of a Dreamer”. Those would be some good samples to use, for producers tired of hearing and remixing the same old ones. **Just a thought** :o)

Public Enemy's thought on NY Post "Partial" apology

“The meaning of all of that, Some media is the whack
You believe its true, it blows me through the roof
Suckers, liars get me a shovel,
Some writers I know are damn devils
--- Public Enemy

Thursday, February 19, 2009

David after going to the dentist

This has been circulating for a while. But since my boy showed me this, I can’t stop watching it! Its disturbingly funny. I try not to laugh… I swear I do.

Spring/Summer 09: Colour Forecast


Every year Pantone, a company that makes color-related products for graphic designers, publishers, and other design-y people, forecasts each season’s color trends by talking to fashion designers about their collections. Here are some of the colors you can expect to see this Spring/Summer 09 season.

Below are some of my season inspired choices...

Spring/Summer 09: Flyy Season Picks






2009 Chevy Camaro


Gucci sunglasses


Samsonite “Spectrum Concertine” Black Label Handbag


24k Mac Book Pro

Flyy Kicks: Supra Must Have's



Man, recession or not Im gonna stay Flyy! Lol. I definitely have a shoe problem but I’ve learned to except what is … Which is why these are coming home with me in a few days. I originally had planned on buying the blue Skytop’s. Then I came across the yellow Vaiders & Im stuck! Unfortunately I don’t have it like that, right now, to buy both… I don’t know which ones to choose from. The Blue were my first love, but I’ve never had a pair of yellow sneakers. What do you think? Should I stick to my 1st choice? Or take a chance on the yellow? Either way Im gonna be flyy in which ever ones I choice… please believe it!

Flyy Fashion: Imaginary Foundation


Infinite: The power of the imagination makes us infinite.


Live out of your imagination: Nothing we can do can change the past, but everything we do changes the future.


No Limits: It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.


Create Beauty: The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.


Bolt of Inspiration: Charged by Imagination

Now that Im older I can't just walk around with big logos or meaningless taglines on my clothing because #1. Im not getting paid to be a walking billboard #2. My chess already draws enough attention, so if I am going to display anything in that area, there has to be a good reason to look. Lol.

I like the philosophy of the Imaginary Foundation line; "ecology" of being. Imagination, intuition, inspiration are basic to psyche. . . The aesthetics of the art work and the message each piece conveys, reveals my personal fashion statement.

These were a few of my personal Flyy Fav’s for tee's and the meaning of each one. You can find your own personal inspiration in fashion

Click here to view full Imaginary Collection

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

For the Artsy Fartsy like me: Warhol Live Exhibit in SF!


In case you didnt know, I am a Artsy Fartsy (with a socially flyy swag appeal)… Andy Warhol is one of my favorite artists. So I am Uber excited about this new exhibition opening in the Bay Area. I am so going to this! Would you like to join me?

Warhol Live, at the de Young from February 14 to May 17, 2009, presents the first comprehensive exploration of Andy Warhol’s work as seen through the lens of music. This exhibition brings together a wide variety of works depicting pop music royalty, including Elvis Presley, the Velvet Underground, Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, Liza Minnelli, Grace Jones, Deborah Harry of Blondie, and Michael Jackson. Major Warhol silkscreen paintings, films and sound recordings, album covers, illustrations, and photographs inspired by music and the performing arts will provide a visual and aural score to Warhol’s extraordinary work and life… read more


Saturday, February 21, ArtPoint VIP Pre-party 8–9 pm, POP PARTY 9 pm–midnight

Join us to celebrate the opening of Warhol Live at the POP PARTY with specialty cocktails like the Nico-tini, Warhol Sour and Velvet Underground Punch, treats, exhibition viewing, go-go dancers, paparazzi and dancing to The Unauthorized Rolling Stones. Dress: Studio or Factory fabulous!

For the exhibit and party info click on:

Rev Run's W.O.W. of the day...


He's alway's on time and on point with my thougts...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Good morning. Do you desire to be happy? (Remember this!) The proof of desire is pursuit.... You must go to happy places. Pursue happy people. Create happy days. If you reeeally desire happiness in your life, you must be willing to reach for it! Never blame anyone or anything for your unhappiness. Life rewards reachers.... Happiness is NEVER placed in your life, happiness is simply placed within your reach! Now go out there and have a happy day.... :-) :-)

God is Love
Rev Run

Monday, February 16, 2009



I’ve been on this for a minute now …A few weeks back I was at a friends house and they told me about this … I watched the trailer and downloaded the music project from the site and was instantly hooked. Not only because it features my favorite artists and songs but the aesthetics, creator Kenzo Digital, is bringing in this project is just phenomenal. I cant wait to see the Art Installation. Check it out for yourself:

“City of God’s Son” is an experimental hip-hop opera starring Nas, Jay Z, Ghostface, Biggie Smalls, Raekwon, Samuel Jackson, Delroy Lindo, and Laurence Fishburne. It is a crime drama/coming of age tale of three fictitious characters growing up in a crime ridden mythical city in a jungle. This project explores the icon of the gangster in modern media, and weaves musical history and gangster film history into an operatic music based story of brotherhood and survival. An homage to 90’s New York hip-hop, “City of God’s Son” is the redefinition of the remix. Featuring legendary soul singer Joe Bataan. A sound film/hip hop opera by Kenzo Digital. To download the entire project for FREE and for more info please visit:
Join the Facebook group

COMING THIS SUMMER: City of God’s Son art installation: This summer I will be creating a new form of Cinema, Theater, and Opera in an outside gallery space in NY's Chelsea art district. There, the listener will be able to experience COGS in the form it was initially intended, as a psychedelic abstract combination of visual and audio sensory over stimulation and deprivation in a unique outdoor setting. The installation is not a literal interpretation of the narrative, but rather a space that will help drive the listeners own visualization of the story through a mix of color, live action movement and gesture, sound, and space.

Get on my Hype! that is...


Ladies and Gents, Tastemakers, Movers and Shakers! Please give a round of applause to my boy Spor1 on the launch of this long awaited, highly-anticipated site! I’ve witnessed my boy hard at work getting this up and going for a long time. So I am very proud to see how the fruits of his labor have manifest. This is gonna be the next big thing to help artists get their music promoted to the masses. So to all my aspiring artists, trust me when I say, Get Hype with your music! is a new digital servicing radio program. Hypetunes enables audiences to interact digitally with artist, consumers, label executives, and music enthusiast from all types of genres of music. The website features customized radio stations, audio interviews, photos, and video footage, is user-friendly, and contains an activated interface to guide its users through the Hypetunes experience. The product line is beginning with the social network in the form of a desktop/online application, but will soon be extended to ticket sales, live & prerecorded events, and entertainment news and other features will be added to the site such as, advertising spots, customized sponsorships, advertorials, hyperlinks, banners, member only rewards and more.

Check out the new Hypetunes homepage featuring some of your favorite artists

RYAN LESLIE: Album In Stores Now!


This probably comes as no surprise to some, that I am a big Ryan Leslie fan… I have been waiting for this album to drop since the single “Diamond Girl” came out a year ago. Finally the long awaited full length album is here! And, I’ve been playing it everyday since its release on the 10th. Tracks #5, 9 and 10 are my personal favorites.

For those who don’t know who Ryan Leslie is … you must be living under a rock! Ryan Leslie is a music producer and singer. Founder of the marketing and media company NextSelection, Leslie is best known for his production work with NextSelection/Bad Boy/Atlantic Records recording artist Cassie and her single "Me & U”. But, his resume is way more extensive then that, he has worked with the best in the business such as Beyonce, Brittney Spears, Snoop Dogg… the list is too long to name everyone. Hands down he is one of the hottest Tastemakers in the game... and has been long before dropping before dropping his own album.

Here is his latest music videos to the song “How is was supposed to be” off the LP

How It Was Supposed To Be (Video 2)

How It Was Supposed To Be (Military Version) from Ryan Leslie on Vimeo.

How It Was Supposed To Be (Video 1)

See more of this Musical Tastemaker @ Ryan Leslie T.V. on You Tube – this is his official YouTube channel. Or at where you can watch video journals on the artists including studio sessions, music videos, short films and blogs from R-Les.

JIMMIE REIGN: Different Person


I love Ms. Jimmie Reign! What more can I say? She is so talented and has really been doing her thing over the past few years. I met her back in 06 when she performed in San Jose, I knew then that she was headed for the top. Im a big supporter of her musical career, so I have to put her at the top of my Tastemaker list.

Jimmie Reign recently released her new single “Different Person” off the highly anticipated album “Pretty Girl” dropping soon. The song is Fresh-2-Def and the album will be too.


Here is the video to “Different Person” filmed at our favorite spot AIR Lounge… Peep the celebrity cameo appearances by some of my local tastemakers – DJ D Sharp, J.E. of J.E. Media, I.V.A.N Da Terrible and more…

Tabi Bonney: DOPE!


Ok. So since Im just now back on the blogging, I am retracting to the beginning of the year and bringing you up to date with whats hot. Starting with TABI Bonney!

By far, my favorite MC of the year. This D.C. Tastemaker is not only a tight lyricist, he’s also a film director and got his own clothing line Bonney Runway. I was put on to Tabi Bonney when his last album “A Fly Guy's Theme” dropped. I heard the single “Syce It” on MTV Jams as became a instant fan. Turns out we are connected through a mutual Tastemaker … Small world isn’t it? Anyways, Tabi Bonney dropped a new LP on Inauguration Day titled “DOPE”

So, Im digging it hopefully you will too. Check him out @ and on facebook. He’s definitely making moves so YOU should definitely pay attention to what he’s got going on cuz he’s coming up in the world.

Check out some various links. Video for Rich Kids coming soon. Enjoy..

Hot 97 interview with Peter Rosenberg last night

tabi Cab Confessions: Part 1

tabi Cab Confessions: Part 2

MTV2 DC Week - How D.C.'s Changed

MTV2 DC Week - Tabi Bonney & Beat Ya Feet Kings Get Down In D.C

MTV2 DC Week - The Pocket Performance

MTV2 DC Week - Rich Kids Performance

Washington Post Review

3.5/5 Review on DJ

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Kisses unleash chemicals that ease stress levels


I found this article interesting... I've always been told my kisses were like Kryptonite. Now I know why! lol

CHICAGO – "Chemistry look what you've done to me," Donna Summer crooned in Science of Love, and so, it seems, she was right. Just in time for Valentine's Day, a panel of scientists examined the mystery of what happens when hearts throb and lips lock. Kissing, it turns out, unleashes chemicals that ease stress hormones in both sexes and encourage bonding in men, though not so much in women.

Chemicals in the saliva may be a way to assess a mate, Wendy Hill, dean of the faculty and a professor of neuroscience at Lafayette College, told a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on Friday.

Fisher noted that more than 90 percent of human societies practice kissing, which she believes has three components — the sex drive, romantic love and attachment.

The sex drive pushes individuals to assess a variety of partners, then romantic love causes them to focus on an individual, she said. Attachment then allows them to tolerate this person long enough to raise a child.

Men tend to think of kissing as a prelude to copulation, Fisher said. She noted that men prefer "sloppy" kisses, in which chemicals including testosterone can be passed on to the women in saliva. Testosterone increases the sex drive in both males and females.

"When you kiss an enormous part of your brain becomes active," she added. Romantic love can last a long time, "if you kiss the right person."

Read full article

Friday, February 13, 2009

Blog Time in 09!


So it’s been a long while since I’ve posted a blog… It has been a busy new year so I’ve had little time to devote to it. But, I’ll be back to blogging the latest and greatest; fashion, music and tastemaker updates for you very soon. I’ve imported my blog to facebook as well so that way you can keep up to date with me while you’re on FB! I love facebook, I knew it was going to be a problem when I signed up.

Anyways, stay tuned… the best of Socially Flyy is coming soon! Check out some of the past post on my blog from 08… its old to me but new to you if you haven’t peeped it yet.