Friday, June 29, 2012

Beautified Series: Philadelphia Beautified

This Months BeautifiedSeries” Goes Out to The City of Philadelphia !

They Have Shown Calligrafist and Calligrafy Maximum Love and We Wanna Show The Love Back !

Above is Philadelphia Spelled in Arabic Calligraphy, Free Hand By “Calligrafist”.
 
You Can Purchase The Print on Calligrafy’s Shop Site Here.

Limited Print, Only 25 Were Made, So Go Get One !

#PhiladelphiaBeautified


-Is[Smile]-

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Around My Way [Freedom Ain't Free] Video: Lupe Fiasco



Lupe Fiasco drops the official video for his track ‘Around My Way [Freedom Ain’t Free], as directed by Alex Nazari.

Thoughts?

Be sure not to miss his latest release ‘Bitch Bad.’
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Get The Look: Dwyane Wade, Ryan Gosling, Adrien Brody

Sometimes all a guy needs to step up his style game is some inspiration. And who better to model oneself after than men who are at the top of their game? Here, we take a look at three key styles as pulled off by Dwyane Wade, Ryan Gosling and Adrien Brody. 


  Get The Look:

Dwyane Wade, Casual Dress/Night Out

 

 

 Slim-cut suits are a good choice when going casual. Coupled with a satin lapel, this adds a tuxedo flair that will really make your point.

Dante TM suit by Theory - Buy it here
Price: $498

 

 

A black V-neck is a stylish essential for your wardrobe. Be sure to keep them lightweight so that they are easy to layer and keep you cool when coupled with a blazer.

V-neck cotton-jersey T-shirt by James Perse - Buy it here
Price: $50

 

 A unique but understated belt buckle is always a good idea when pulling off the half-shirt tuck.

Leather belt by Salvatore Ferragamo - Buy it here
Price: $210

 

 

A great pair of shades is a nice way to bring the outfit together for the icing on the cake.

Retro super future Wayfarers by Super - Buy it here
Price: $163

 

 

A pair of sneakers with a slim suit is essential for a red-carpet statement. Add a blast of color in the sneaker for true effect.

High-top sneaker by Alejandro Ingelmo - Learn more here
Price: $394

 

Get The Look: 

Ryan Gosling, Office Or Event

Ryan Gosling looks sharp in a double-breasted suit. Here's how you can pull it off.


A double-breasted suit has long been associated with an older, more refined style. Wear it with confidence to exude an educated elegance for the new generation.

Prince of Wales check wool-blend suit by Yves Saint Laurent - Buy it here
Price: $1,097.50

 

 

 Black silk tie. Simply put: essential.

Silk tie by BOSS Black - Buy it here
Price: $95

 

 

The most versatile staple is the white dress shirt. Keep it crisp and classic to ensure an elegant fit under the lapels of your blazer.

Classic solid shirt by Hardy Amies - Buy it here
Price: $143

 

 There are few better ways to show your style than with a nice pair of black oxfords. Classic black will work as well with blue jeans as they do with a suit.

Plain toe chukka by Franceschetti - Buy it here
Price: $445

 

 You can’t go wrong with a minimalist watch. Not only does it draw attention but it fits with any outfit. Contrast the strap with the face, and you have a terrific accessory to go with a range of styles.

200 Series polished/gray watch by Uniform Wares - Buy it here
Price: $375.72

 

 

Get The Look: Adrien Brody, Summer Streetwear/Barbecue

Casual and cool -- it's not hard to imitate. Here's how.

 

A man can look good in many different outfits. But the one that is most effortless is the print tee with a great pair of jeans. Just add a blazer and you are all set for the cocktail party.

Black white logo T-shirt by Play Comme Des Garcons - Buy it here
Price: $115

Check Here For More T's !

 

 Make no mistake, a cardigan is an essential for every man. Wear it open for a relaxed look exposing a playful tee. Wear it closed, and it functions as a sweater or waistcoat under a blazer for a more refined look.

Cardigan by 3.1 Phillip Lim - Buy it here
Price: $310

 

Disclaimer !!! : These Jeans Are WAY Too Tight !!! Way Way Way Too Tight.

Slim and light is a great denim look when paired with sneakers and a print tee.

Narrow jeans by ACNE - Buy it here
Price: $269

 

The right sneaker can be worn with a pair of shorts to a barbecue or with a blazer for a night out. Be sure to choose a pair that will separate you from the pack.

Hampton mid sneaker by Radii - Buy it here
Price: $85

 

 Add a touch of elegance to any summer outfit with a textured trilby hat. It goes especially well with the casual denim-and-tee look.

Miami by Lock & Co. Hatters - Buy it here
Price: $234.11

Via - Ask Men

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bitch Bad: Lupe Fiasco [Prod. by The Audibles]

My Man Lu is BACK With The 2nd Release From His Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album PT.1 

 Purchase it from iTunes.

 
 F&L2 Drops - 9/25/12

I Like The Fact Lu Didn't Rap too Fast on The Trackand Made You Listen !


Check the lyrics HERE

This Guy is THEE Best ! Still Think You a "Bad Bitch" ??? Think.

-Is[Smile]-


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Perception [Part 2]

NO Individual Has The Right to Dictate What Another Individual Should Perceive, Create or Produce, But All Should Be Encouraged to Reveal ThemSelves, Their Perceptions and Emotions, and to Build Confidence in The Creative Spirit.
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Stalley - "City of 30,000 Wolves" [Video]


Posted This Song a while ago as part of Stalley's "Songs By Me" Series... and Here's The Visual... Leader of The Pack ? Directed By Kellen Dengler.
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Sunday, June 17, 2012

10 Essentials: Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco is back in the studio, working on one of the most anticipated hip-hop albums of the year, "Food & Liquor 2: Great American Rap Album." And Lu is back to his old ways: dope rhymes, thoughtful hooks, and promoting kosher beef. The Chicago MC checked in with GQ to give them the ten things he needs, from clean drawers to something a little more, well, complex: a sense of possibility.

1. The 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe
"Classic. American. Racing. History. Legend. It's one of those iconic pieces. I always loved car racing, so to be able to have one of those iconic American cars, it's dope. The Shelby comes from the world of racing. It's one of the ultimate cars. It's one of those things that you get and you keep forever until they take your license from you."

2. OTW Vans
"Oh yeah, I'm literally walking through my house now looking down and there are maybe, like, 15 pairs on the floor. For real. Real talk. It's just simplicity. They're something I wear every day. Before I got a deal with them, I was wearing some type of Vans all the time. I would just order them by the box, like, 10 at a time. I'd wear them, go through the whole box, and then order another box. Vans reached out to us and were like, "Hey, man. Why don't you come in and work with us for real." I told them, I said, "Listen, even if I wasn't signed to you guys, even if I didn't have a relationship with you guys, I would still wear these shoes." It's just something that fits simple and easy. I don't mind jumping in a mud puddle or jumping on stage in them."
3. United Airlines
"It's the same way you have preferences about anything else, you gain preferences as to how you want to travel and move around. To me, the other airlines just kind of pale in comparison. There are certain airlines that me and my entourage, or even when I travel on my own, refuse to fly. United airlines is simple, it's easy, it's relatively inexpensive. I have so many miles and I've been flying for so long that every time I fly, it's first class. It's one of those things that, if I needed to jump on a plane, and fly to Spain tomorrow, I know I could get it done. Just like that."

 4. Hebrew National Kosher Hot Dogs
"I love hot dogs. Most hot dogs are pork. Hebrew National answers to a higher authority, better packaging. It's one of those things that, coming from Chicago, it's one of our staples. And it's kind of like, hey, I love hot dogs and I like my hot dogs not to have pork in them. Hebrew National serves those purposes. They're good.

 5. Reggae
"Reggae, oh man. It's the ultimate music. The positivity. The musicality. The whole cultural expressionism of it. The dancibility. Just the cool factor. The melody factor. Some of it comes from a religious place. If there were a competition of who makes the best religious music, it would definitely be the Rastafarian reggae."


 6. Dita Glasses
"I remember one of my first videos was "I Gotcha," with Pharell, and one of my homies, Woody, had on a pair of Ditas. I was like, ‘Y'all I need some sunglasses for the video.' I was always one of those dudes who shied away from sunglasses. So I put them on and they were fresh. It just so happened that my friends in Tokyo took what I was wearing in that video and made a t-shirt out of it, so there's this iconic Lupe Fiasco cartoon character who's rocking Dita sunglasses and a hoodie." 


7. Tokyo
"I could just stay in Tokyo. I think that's because I'm a slight Japanophile, a slight
otaku kind of kid. I love manga. I love Japanese animation. I did martial arts for like 20, almost 30, years of my life. My father was a martial artist, so every time we went to our house, it was like Japanese culture infused with soul food, you know. All these different things, like Bruce Leroy."


8. Hanes Boxers
"Yeah, man. I need drawers, you know? At first, I was on a Calvin Klein fancy-man kick and then it got too expensive. Especially when it's like every night I'm doing a show. We travel so much and I'm not going to have a suitcase of sweaty, dirty boxers. Every trip, I go to Wal-Mart, I go to Target, get a pack of the cheapest, but the most reliable, and the most comfortable boxers that are there, and it turns out to be Hanes—packs of five, medium."



 9. Military Speck Camo Pants
"My father used to own army surplus stores. He used to own them before we were born because he comes from the military. He brought that whole military culture to the family. We used to wear full camo suits and flight jackets to school. It wasn't a fashion statement, those were our clothes, you know? Some of my baby pictures or when I was maybe four or five years old, are me in full camo regalia with a beret and an M-16 and in combat boots and what have you. It's just a part of who I am."


 10. That This Isn't It
"It's a little more complex, but it's the idea of knowing that there's something else out there. It's very liberating. You don't feel trapped in any certain way. It comes from me studying different things and different people. Hunter S. Thompson said he would go crazy if he didn't know he could kill himself at any given minute in this world. That's the extreme example: that you feel that trapped, but to know you have an outlet, and that release that gives you some comfort and direction to move in when you're alive. When I used to live in the hood, I lived on Madison street. You could look down the street and the hood was literally fucked up. You had drugs, and prostitutes, and police, and these different things, but you look down the street and you can see the Sears Tower, the skyline of Chicago. And you knew this wasn't it."


Via -  GQ 

-Is[Smile]-




Friday, June 15, 2012

J. Whizz: The Platform [UpComing Album Promotion]

Due to all the fans love and support, Marv Mac [Whizz's Manager] have chosen to unveil the tracklist to Queens Rapper J. Whizz's UpComing Debut Album, "The Platform". 

Check out the full tracklist below:

1. THE LIGHTS FEAT NACHBI
2. GROWN MAN
3. MY LOVE FEAT NACHBI
4. TUNNEL VISION
5. VANITY GIRL
6. ROAD TO RICHES
7. ON A TANGENT FEAT JUAN P
8. BAD FEELS GOOD FEAT MS. OLIVIA GILMORE
9. DREAM COME TRUE FEAT NACHBI
10. MR. PERFECT FEAT KEON BRYCE
11. NIGHTMARES
12. ANGELS & DEMONS

 Below is J. Whizz's Album Trailer for "The Platform", Available June 19, 2012 [on all digital outlets].

 
-Is[Smile]-

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Dream Team Documentary [Video]


Branded as one of the greatest teams ever assembled in sports history, the 1992 USA Olympic basketball team celebrated their 20th anniversary by sharing their road to the GOLD MEDAL.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Contentment

WhatEver We Are Waiting For... Peace of Mind, Contentment, Grace, Success, The Inner AwareNess of Simple Abundance... It Will Surely Come to Us, But Only When We Are Ready to Receive it With an Open and Grateful Heart.


Sent via Ismail's Blackberry by AT&T

Monday, June 11, 2012

3 Day Festival: White Gala, Concert & Cruise! [June 22ND - 24TH]

Project Unity Presents..
The 3-Day Festival
~The White Gala Concert& Cruise/~Unity Convention/
~The International Prayer &Picnic
From June 22-24, 2012 in Detroit MI
For Information contact us @(404)484-3655
Featuring:
Freeway [Philly, PA]
Najmah53 [Brooklyn, NY]
Hujrah Wahhaj [Brooklyn, NY]
Tijani Concious [Atlanta, GA]
Quadir Lateef [Buffalo, NY]
Ebony Khan [Washington, DC]
Get your tickets now $125 for a limited time only

Get Tickets Here !
 
Come Out and Support Unity and Community !
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Friday, June 08, 2012

Calligrafy Vending at The Islamic Heritage Festival [June 9th, Philly]


Photo: THIS Saturday, Islamic Heritage Festival [Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, Pa ]. 2-8PM. Rain or Shine we out there !!! #art #mypassion #artismylife #print #fist #design #islam #fortheloveofart #artisacreativedrug #art #expression #philly #calligraphy #fashion #calligrafy #calligrafist @Calligrafy #beautifyingtheworld #onestrokeatatime  http://instagr.am/p/LiSi62iotX/
I'll [Calligrafy] Be One of The Vendors at The "Islamic Heritage Festival" in Philadelphia This Year/Tomorrow [Saturday, June 9th 2-8pm].

Will Be Premiering My Summer Tees [As well as limited edition black/white and White/Black tees], and One of a Kind Calligraphy/Art Prints [My Portfolio Calligrafy.tumblr.com], so DO NOT miss out on these limited pieces.


Photo: My summer tees are done, my prints are framed, my shop site is ready... Everyone be ready to go and support me and my company @Calligrafy this weekend when I launch my shop site and premiere everything in Philly at the Islamic Heritage Festival !!! I'm excited and hope you are as well. My Goal is to "Beautify The World... One Stroke At a Time !". #calligrafist #calligrafy #fashion #art #design #print #fortheloveofart #artisacreativedrug #calligraphy #expression #mypassion #support #calligrafylifestyle #beautifyingtheworld #onestrokeatatime  http://instagr.am/p/Li6HBvCoho/
 
 The 20th Annual Islamic Heritage Festival & Parade weekend promises to be larger and more diverse than ever.  The Islamic Heritage Festival is the largest Muslim festival in the country and is one of the largest multi-ethnic festival held at Penns landing each year. Over 5,000 people are expected to attend. This family friendly festival is free and open to public.

The weekend will begin Friday at 1 pm, with Salatul Jumu'ah [the Muslim congregational prayer service] under a tent at Independence National Historical Park, located at 5th and Market Streets.

Saturday at 1 pm the Festival will kick-off at 5th and Market Street at Independence National Park with The Unity in Diversity City-wide Community Parade featuring an array of youth groups, drill teams, schools and community organizations from across the city and suburbs heading to Penn's Landing, Delaware Avenue & Chestnut Street .

From 2-8 pm the family friendly Festival will include games for children, face painting, boat rides, health & wellness fair, free giveaways, entertainment, speakers and open market with an array of vendors providing international products and services, books, clothing, Islamic arts & crafts, jewelry and foods from around the world.

For other information call 610-352-0424 or e-mail icpic@rcn.com or www.newafricacenter.com.

PLEASE, Come Out and Support me and The Other Vendors as Well !

-Is[Smile]-

Stalley: Live at Blossom [Video]

 
Check out the video for the second single from Stalley's "Savage Journey to the American Dream", directed by Bryan Schlam. "Live at Blossom" is produced by Soundtrakk


 CheckOut Stalley's webiste stalley330.com.
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Thursday, June 07, 2012

Calligrafy on HOT97's Summer Jam 2012 Stage !

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S/o To Shani Kulture From HOT97's Morning Show For Rocking My Red "Limited Edition Calligrafy Fist Sweater" on Summer Jam 2012's Stage !!!

 I Appreciate The Support and Interest.

It's Truly Dope To See My Passion on Stage in Front of THOUSANDS of People and Many More on Screen !!! *Honored*

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 Here's The Link To More Pictures on HOT97's Website and of The Boost Mobile MC Battle

 Hosted By Shani Kulture.

Below is Video of  The Black "Limited Edition Calligrafy Fist Sweater" Worn By Shani Kulture During an MC Battle Hosted By HOT97 and Boost Mobile.
 

This is ONLY The Beginning, Much Much Much More To Come !

-Is[Smile]-

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Trae Tha Turth – I’m On 2.0 f. Big K.R.I.T., Jadakiss, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B, Tyga, Gudda Gudda, Bun B & Mark Morrison [Video]


Get More: www.mtvu.com

I Posted The Original "I'm On Video" From Trae Tha Truth Ft. Lupe Fiasco, MDMA, Wale, Wiz Khalifa, & Big Boi. 

Now Here's The 2.0 Version Featuring: Ft. Big K.R.I.T., Jadakiss, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B, Tyga, Gudda Gudda, Bun B & Mark Morrison.

-Is[Smile]-

Monday, June 04, 2012

CIGM Presents: Hustlers Day [Yo Gotti, Freeway, Rocko...] Wod G Mixtape Release Party !

The Flyer Says it All... Come Out on June 19th For Wod-G's Mixtape Release Party/CIGM: Presents - Hustlers Day in The D ! 

Featuring Performances and Appearances By: Freeway, Yo Gotti, Rocko, K-Deezy and More !

 I Will Be in The Building... So You Better Be Fresh, Cuz I'm Bringing That NYC Flavor/Calligrafy !

CheckOut Wod G on The Cover of "NiteLife Magazine"

 WOD-G COVER OF NITE LIFE DETROIT

Come Through and Support

-Is[Smile]-

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