Sunday, December 14, 2008

What is the future of music?

Please respond!!! My future is making NY a city to believe in once again. Representing where i am from and where i am going. Can u feeeeelllll me?

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Will You Look at Those!

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Published: December 3, 2008

STEP aside, serviceable black leggings. This season’s most covetable accents are party-ready lace tights. The fall runways were awash in giddy options: punky hand-knit tights at Rodarte, punctuated with holes; rose-printed hose at ChloĆ©; and, at Emma Cook, fantastical webs of stars, lace and netting.
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“I wanted to create something that felt ultramodern,” said Ms. Cook, who made her intricate tights by hand, piecing together bespoke lace. The whimsical London-based designer owned up to “a bit of a dislike” for the opaque black hose many women instinctively don as armor against the elements. “I hate the way they make you look like you work in an office,” she said.

The singer-songwriter Maggie Kim wears lacy tights as part of her signature style. “It’s a film noir, Paris-in-the-’40s kind of look,” she explained. “It’s sexy and feminine but not obvious.” What’s great about lace tights, she added, is that “it seems like you put a lot of thought into your outfit, but it couldn’t be easier.” Her current faves, from Topshop, are a spidery gift wrap of bows.

“Lace tights make a simple outfit feel more special,” said Jennifer Zuccarini, the design director for Victoria’s Secret and a founder of Kiki de Montparnasse. “I can wear lace tights to work all day with flats, then change into heels for evening and be ready for anything.” And, she noted, hosiery is recession-friendly. “It’s the least expensive way to update a look.”

Practicality aside, sheer patterned stockings can be ever so seductive. “They cover you up but instantly draw the eye to the curves of your leg,” Ms. Kim said. “Maybe because my husband’s French, he loves when I wear sexy hosiery. He goes crazy when I’m in lace tights and high heels.”

Are we ready to give up opaque black tights completely? Not likely, but luckily it is possible to have it both ways. Chanel’s fall tights are lace on the front and opaque in back. Thanks, Karl.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Philly Rappers Unite

By Roman Wolfe

Former Philadelphia Hip-Hop rivals Beanie Sigel and Gillie Da Kid have put their differences aside and will appear on stage during a free concert next week.

The free “Brotherly Love Concert,” which is being presented by Nike’s ACG brand, will also feature performances by Freeway, Reed Dollas, Joey Jahad and E-Ness.

The concert was the idea of Sigel himself, who is attempting to unify rappers in Philadelphia, some of whom are currently at odds with each other.

"I had an idea to put everyone together in one building and on one stage to start a movement here in Philly and promote unity,” Sigel told “Plus I want to concentrate on the artist now, as I push my own label here in Philly. I want State Property Records to be the vehicle to put them on, so they don't have to go to New York."

At one point or another, Beanie Sigel, Gillie, E-Ness, Cassidy and most recently former Major Figgas member Dirty Rik and other rappers in the area have engaged in brutal and sometimes violent beefs.

Nike ACG hopes the concert is a watershed moment in Philadelphia Hip-Hop’s history that will help redefine the city’s rap landscape.

The concert will take place at the Filmore on South Street in Philadelphia, PA. Doors will open at 5:00 pm.