The Smokers Club New Years Eve Show W/ Big K.R.I.T. & Smoke DZA

The homies Big K.R.I.T. and Smoke DZA rocked out in ATL for new years performing See Me On Top, No Wheaties, and Country Shit. Looks like they tore it down so much a fight even broke out. Shout out to Jonny Shipes (Happy Belated BDay) Captured by http://steve-ography.com

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Wiz Khalifa – DayToday Season 3 ep.5

Wiz Khalifa doing what he does best out in NYC doing some shows, droppin bars at Funk Flex, and doing The Source video shoot (which is on sale now). Check it out.

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[Exclusive] Outside Connet w/ XO

Jamal Anthony Walton (known as XO), an uptown DC native, 1/3 of the Diamond District, part of Studio 43 Family and a solo artist, has been making serious noise in the District (that’s Washington, DC if you live under a rock). He has earned his success in what outsiders may call the “underground music” scene in DMV hip hop. He came into the music armed with a musical background including influences from various musicians, as well as his parents who were a part of the Howard University marching band.

I grew up in an era where people really took pride in music and that instilled in me a great appreciation for music.” He has only been in music for the past five years, but his music is known far beyond the metropolitan area of DC. XO has been consistently hitting the DMV with some of tightest bars in the game. In 2009 XO teamed up with fellow rappers Oddisee and Y.U. which forms “Diamond District” and released the pre-Grammy nominated Best Hip Hop Album “In the Ruff”. His fellow rap mates also helped him with his solo efforts.

XO has a track history of making good music. His music can be best described as fusion of soulfulness and grittiness. Through his lyrics you can get a visual of what life is like coming up in the DMV. With so many back to back projects (see discography below), XO created a buzz that floated beyond DC’s streets. Last year he flooded the internet with his classic single “All I Had”, accompanying it with a well-received animated video and the Monumental mixtape, received over 60K downloads. Following this he dropped One One Ten and the Diamond District’s In the Ruff.
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Demrick Ft. B-Real – “Streets Don’t Love You Back” [Video]

Bloodbath has teamed up with Demrick to create a music video / lookbook for their Winter 2010 Collection.  “Streets Don’t Love You Back” was shot and directed in Los Angeles by Matt Alonzo of Skee.TV.

“Streets Don’t Love You Back” appears on Demrick’s recently released mixtape with OnSMASH.com, De Is For Demrick, and features B-Real of the legendary Cypress Hill as well as production by Apathy (GBC and Demigodz).  Both artists are wearing pieces from Bloodbath’s Winter season, to illustate a creative lifestyle sharpened by the streets of Los Angeles.
To commemorate the project, a limited edition collaboration pack will be offered.  Consisting of an all-black custom duffel bag with tonal details, and a crewneck sweater to match – they can be purchased separately and also as a set.  Pre-orders will begin on January 1st, 2011, and only 100 of each will be made available.  Available online from Bloodbath’s online store and at both Tradition locations, the set is comfortably priced at $80.00 USD for both items.
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[Clothing] Superb Holiday 2010 Lookbook

Superb releases their Holiday 2010 lookbook to showcase their sixth season to date, which is comprised of mainly fleece. The collection continues to represent the brand’s aggresive attitude infused with minimal aesthetics. The collection is now available at their online shop and dealers’ list. Hit their website for more at www.thesuperblabel.com. Also check out their Twitter at www.twitter.com/reignsuperb and Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/thesuperblabel





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The Diary of a Young Black Publicist – Progression is Key

Kevin Robinson explains and goes through his own self progression and also gives warnings of letting family and friends borrow money. http://www.uncovered3rd.com Contact: uncovered3rd@gmail.com

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[In Bed With Mahogany] NYE Expectations

Every year around this time people start thinking about their plans for New Year’s Eve. Some people wonder if they will have someone to kiss when the clock strikes twelve, and others wonder where the best party will be. Holiday movies can make you feel pressured to have the best New Year’s; and if you don’t, then something is wrong with you. Most holiday movies have storylines that revolve around lovers in a passionate embrace, a single woman at home alone crying, or friends at a huge party. It’s important to keep in mind that the people in the movies are characters, and you can define your New Years Eve however you want.

It’s okay to be single on New Year’s Eve! Plenty of people go out every year single and have a fabulous time with friends. Actually I think it’s better to go out when you are single because then you can kiss more than one person at midnight. Believe me, guys, you will be the envy of every other man in the room who is with a date. When you have a date, you are stuck with them all night and having to pay for them (depending on who did the asking). It can be an expensive evening if you buy something to wear, buy champagne, pay for dinner, and then buy tickets if you go to a party. However, if you’re by yourself then the cost is cut in half because you are only paying for one. So having a date as your accessory for the evening may not be the coolest trend.

No matter what you decide to do to say good bye to 2010 and hello to 2011, take time to reflect. Reflect on the bad and good things that you have gone through this year. Embrace the lessons that you have learned, assess the risks your willing to take, and your goals for next year.

So while you’re working on your New Years Eve, plans consider a few other options:

1. Go to church! Many churches have a New Year’s Eve service and it’s a great way to praise God for allowing you to see another year.

2. First Night Celebrations. Every city has a First Night Celebration that incorporates food, music, crafts, magic, and fireworks. It is truly an event for people of all ages. For more information you can search First Night along with your city name.

3. Have a dinner party at your home. Instead of spending money to party with strangers, spend time with the people you love. Host a dinner party at your home where you pick the guest list and the menu. Ask guests to bring a covered dish and/or a bottle of champagne or wine to make it cost effective.

If you have any questions email me at Mahogany2285@gmail.com or follow me @Lovedrmahogany on Twitter.

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