April 3, 2007 Timbaland aka One of the most proficiently creative producers of our generation, dropped Shock Value, his second solo studio album. Leigh played this track, laden with Nina Simone's Sinnerman sample (can we say stunning? yes, we can.) today while entertaining guests at his MTV cribs-like spot. I made him press the repeat button three times.
I cannot fathom 1) How I slept on Shock Value and 2) How I missed out on hearing this track the first time around over a year ago. My faith in production skills has been restored.
Xoxo - S.
I'd like you all to meet my new boo...he lacks the whole "modern militant" thing....however....he's SO ILL.
Put your hands together for Kitty Ali
HOMETOWN: A hood far, far, far, away(Deluge's computer)
AGE: Only 1 week...but my mind is old
FAVORITE COLOR: What's color??
FAVORITE QUOTE: I got 99 problems but a kitty ain't one
Ugh overtime. This is the most gorgeous fashion photoshoot I've seen so far this year. Mario Sorrenti shot Ms. Campbell on the lean streets of Manhattan in a 12-page black and white spread for V Magazine. The images are gritty, Naomi's poses are haphazardly placed, the couture is absolutely at the top of its game and New York's corners are just as they should be; grimy, grainy and grandiose.
Also in the issue (and gracing the cover in barely there butt cheek exposed shredded denim) is none other than the leggy, anatomically amazing Brazilian bombshell Gisele. I was happy with the spread but the interview with her was the real treat. She is amazingly down to earth and more concerned with being able to live a paparazzi-free life and paying scientists to study future global environmental threats than buying $50 bottles of nail polish and being a Vicki's Secret supermodel.
V hit the newsstands the same time Italian Vogue dropped their first ever All Black Issue. Black models and fashion designers from cover to cover. I flipped through it at Rich's Cigar Store on Alder St. a couple weeks ago, agonizing over the $15 price tag. Even though the concept is classic, I so prefer dropping a wad of cheddar on mags like W, V and Trace simply for the ability to drink in the oversized, glossy pages. Perfect for wallpapering.
Xoxo - S.