Dope pictures taken of Doom’s [yes, it's him, spot that shabby beard a mile away] DJ set at the Roc Raida tribute thrown by La Rafinerie at La Bellevilloise. The idea was a listening session of his beats, occasionally hosting on the mic. Doom was billed under his producer name Metal Fingers. Hit the jump for more MF pictures. Check that bottle of French red he’s chugging from, c’est genial!
So Zoe Saldana has replaced Eva Mendes as the ‘face’ of Calvin Klein in certain markets. Both these ladies are known in suburbs across America, thanks James Bond and 2 Fast 2 Furious for that. I think it’s pitiful that Calvin goes for these “safe” bets, girls that pass the proverbial white person test as acceptable marketeers.
On an ignorant and objective note: Who fits the look best?
Shout out to my homie Chris “hoogie” Hougland on this one, he’s been coming across some gems lately on the ‘nuts. Full video access and image access for the Pirelli 2010 calendar? Yeah, that counts as a great Google find! The infamous and eclectic photographer, Terry Richardson, was commisioned to combine Italian 10′s with Italian 17′s, aka, gorgeous women and tires. The project is riddled with nudity and incorporated finely with sophisticated ambiguity, which staves off any initial urge to grab your closest lubricant and work away, ahem, the initial urge. It’s honestly, the proverbial bomb diggity. Scope full access of behind the scene pix here, and the official calendar right here. Bellisimo, no?
Interesting tidbit on The Hundreds blog this morning, this coffee table is a centerpiece at the great Irish rapper Everlast’s downtown L.A. studio. The story goes, Everlast’s old House of Pain-bandmate, DJ Lethal, used to own 2-Pac’s old house and discovered that in the backyard, that the late-rapper and the Outlawz has scribed “Makaveli” into a slab of wet concrete. When Lethal bounced, they ripped the concrete out and made it into a truly awesome coffee table. The Hundreds is a good blog to swing by every morning for its always in-depth Cali-tales.
A quarter century after its founding, UFC has finally hired an African-American octagon girl. The lovely race barrier cracking lady’s name is Chandella “Della” Powell. According to her online UFC profile Chandella likes sushi, polite men, Lady Gaga and Rascal Flatts. Yeah, that’s pretty gross, sans the raw fish. But if you take a gander at her Model Mayhem page, you’ll see that she’s also quite, ah, ahem, urrr, liberal? Translation. For naked Della pics, go peep her Model Mayhem page.
I don’t feel bad feeding the sin machine, let us remember, this is UFC we’re talking about, not a political intern in the White House. What does make me sick is that Media Takeout, the self-proclaimed “Blackest Site On Earth” (which they changed to “Most Visited Urban Site On Earth” once they peeped how many of their hits originated from caucasian-owned desktops) is commemorating this historical moment in social progress by posting the naked pics as the front story. There’s a vast array of slamming Chandella pics on her sites to pick from, but no, leave it to the most “urban” site on earth to show you a trick’s snatch quicker than a rat gets fucked.
Social chivalry is dead. I mean, if a girl who prances around half-naked during championship fights can’t make history without her panties flying in the wind, what are we serfs going to do?
Many religious zealots that I’ve encountered pound the notion that if one doesn’t accept God and subsequently discipline, into their lives that they’ll end up a nihilist only concerned with feeding their carnal lust. One preachy guy once told me that if I didn’t accept Jesus that I’d have nothing with which to distinguish right from wrong and that I’d have no divinely long-term goal to go towards.
This attention grabbing spell Rihanna is on is becoming a bit too Britney-esque for comfort. She really is too talented an artist to succumb to the naked shot PR routine quite yet. Leave that to Britney, Madonna, and Toni Braxton. But she’s certainly not too talented for these becoming photos to be uploaded on ZIF. Chauvinism for President in 2012! Hey, why not?
There are a few rappers out there that have beat off the hands of time and stayed relevant in the music industry for a decade or more. To survive in the long run is no easy feat for a rapper, for being a rapper is to be a relevant and magnetic pop figure. Too often trends or personal obstacles swallow the tiny dinghy that is the industry proven rapper. Busta Rhymes is one of these chosen few MC’s who have stayed relevant and remained successful in the rap game. Much of that is because he is truly liked in the industry and gets superior production and attractive features on his albums. His relentless commitment to a seemingly body builder type workout has also assisted Busta in dodging Father Time, but it appears as though all good things come to a nauseating end. Busta just did this photo shoot for Venom Energy and even without the horrendous topless shot, the shoot screams lackluster. Busta goes off into the night with whimper not a bang, I guess the caffeinated drink can only do so much.
Twitter has become a public social forum for dogging on cats. An abundace of tweets have surfaced this year revealing all sorts of speculative drama. Previous ‘dramasodes’ include the Joe Budden/Tahiry break-up, Rihanna and Chris Brown going back and forth, Asher Roth making racist comments, and now we have Saigon pouring his heart out on Twitter to a video chick. Basically Saigon was on a video shoot with this model called Renee Divine who refused to give him her phone number. Saigon was for lack of a better word, floored. Evidently he was unable to keep his emoticons in his pants and went a little hipster boyfriend steez on the bewildered video damsel on Twitter. Check the excerpt of Saigon with his hand all over his tweet:
Renee Divine: THEN @ THEONLYSAIGON WRITES: “See all this could be avoided if we just spoke on the phone.. 8452901403 … You won… Now call..lol”
Saigon: @ReneeDivine hahaha, thats not my number, I wouldnt give U my number remember…. Thats an office phone, not even a cell dear…
Renee Divine: YUP THATS HIS ######…….O WAIT THERES MORE LMFAO @ THIS LAME THAT OBVIOUSLY CANT TAKE REJECTION………….
Scope the wonderful image thread of Ms Renee Divine below, and you can catch the entire transcript of the twit war between these too right here.
FHM Magazine has an uncanny ability to inject controversy into the valueless task of ranking the “sexiness” of women. Earlier this year they conducted a photo shoot with cooking personality Rachel Ray, the shoot was pretty damn racy, and yet Rachel felt strongly about FHM’s integrity, and vehemently defended her choice on national news networks. Let’s take a quick look at Rachel with icing on top, before we move on to Cheryl Cole, who according to FHM, is the sexiest woman in the world.
I must say, Rachel’s legs in that shoot could rival any of her hand concocted appetizers if placed on the spectrum of palatability. Having said that, I find it pretty discouraging that a recent survey of FHM readers has placed Cheryl Cole of British Girl-Pop group Girl Aloud on the peak of Mt. Sexy. I have never comprehended the appeal of a white woman who happens to hit the gym and get facials. Honestly, there is nothing particularly interesting about Cheryl Cole, what is it that FHM readers have exposed themselves too? She even has a single currently ranked at #1 on the UK charts. What is Cheryl Cole’s secret? Shit, last year the #1 position was being held down by Megan Fox, the year before that, Jessica Alba!
I don’t know, seems sketchy, maybe some racialist motivations? She does fit the whole girl next door image, like Rachel Ray on steroids!
Scope the Cheryl Cole photo thread after the jump and tell me if I’m crazy to think that this matron shouldn’t even be in the Top 25.
Out here in L.A. heads are convinced that they dictate trends, this is not exclusive to any particular genre, and hip hop fashion is very much included in this dogmatism. Little do they know that pretty much everything over here is a watered down version of what NYC has been doing for months, if not years. Take for one this “west coast” fashion trend of skinny jeans and familiar fluorescent 80′s retro. While the New Boyz are getting caked out via their hit single “you’re a jerk”, that is much ado about the aesthetics of the group rather than the content, over in NYC The Galaxy Riders aka The Alien Crew done did that image in ’06. Mind you TGR are not rappers, though your average white guy on the street wouldn’t be able to make that distinction. What they are is a fashion collective that is heavily influenced by two things: retro hip hop and New York City. Peep the video by Current News on their latest intergalactic escapades, and peep the ill photo shoot I came across in Dripbook of the the two main members of ‘Riders posing with the illest backdrop possible, New York au naturale.
Korean girls are hot! Sounds weird doesn’t it? I feel the same way. I recall growing up in Korea and thinking, “damn this country smells, and the girls stink.” I dated one Korean girl once, that ended with an awkward kiss and a vow that I wouldn’t touch anything Korean that wasn’t barbecued and garnished with kimchi.
That has all changed with my rather late discovery of the 9 member South Korean girl group Girl’s Generation or in Korean, So Nyeo Shi Dae or SNSD. This group is worth a look, and if you’re into K-Pop, possibly worth a listen. Rather than pretend the readers of this post are even vaguely interested in their biographies, I’ve added these pictures from an exclusive photo shoot, though the details of where and when they were taken are foggy at best. I harvested these photos from 4chan.org, an Asian dominated file sharing site. If you’re able to deal with a bombardment of porn to get your of file of choice, I call it” harvesting”, then it’s a site worth dedicated time.
In the meantime, enjoy the pics, and if you are so inclined on knowing more about these ladies, hover your mouse over their picture for a biography memo. Enjoy!
Here at ZIF we pride ourselves on our extensive network of eclectic industry brethren. Jewlz Bailey is an old partner in crime of mine, so it’s with great pleasure that I share this exclusive look at a recent JB photoshoot. Though Jewlz has an extensive modeling background, it is her work with a camera that has turned heads. After the jump, be sure to peep the recent music video by Nirvana Savoury, directed and shot by Ms. Bailey. Jewlz will be back in Los Angeles soon to shoot some LionStarr content, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated on any of her upcoming shoots