Sunday, 24 February 2013

Wise Words From Marilyn

“This life is what you make it. Not matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And babe, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soul mate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.” 

― Marilyn Monroe.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Ashish SS13

90's awesomeness from Ashish. I love the top knot, the glasses and the nonchalantness (it must be a word, it was recognised on spellcheck).

Monday, 11 February 2013


This is basically a post provided for the admiration of the rich and beautiful.
Rihanna is so perfect. I'm so glad she has her lovely hair again though.

My baby Frank won a Grammy for Urban Contemporary Album! (Although I still think he deserved Album Of The Year)

I don't think anyone doesn't wish they had Beyonce's body. I love this outfit.

They are still a cute couple.

Sunday, 10 February 2013


I have been listening to Joey Bada$$ non-stop for the past two weeks. I first noticed him when I heard the track 1Train on A$AP Rocky's latest album and quickly got caught up in his 90's influenced sound. In a world where rap is seemingly dominated by songs based on money and hoes that include a phenomenal amount of scatalogical language, Joey presents a refreshing change in his lyrics with rhymes that: 1) make sense and 2) are pretty damn clever.

His mixtape 1999 dropped last Summer and features a variety of collabs with other members of Pro Era, a New York based group of artists that is spearheaded by Joey. His intellectual wordplay is evident throughout and he continually nods back to old school hip hop with his instrumentals. All this at only just eighteen years old is pretty fucking fabulous. He's pretty too.

Favourite Tracks: Survival Tactics, Hardknock, World Domination

Saturday, 2 February 2013


I have been a fan of A$AP Rocky since Goldie dropped in April last year so I have been waiting in anticipation ever since for the album that followed. Featuring collaborations with artists such as Santogold, Kendrick Lamar, Florence Welch and my new favourite Joey Bada$$ (more on that soon) it would be difficult to find a fault.

The first thing to note about Rocky's major label debut is the sheer diversity within the album. Opening with the hard hitting self-titled track Long Live A$AP, the album progresses to taking shape in all corners of musicality. Wild For The Night features the seemingly contrasting style of dubstep artist Skrillex yet manifests as a completely natural collaboration that provides an upbeat, laser filled track of which Rocky flows to, rhyming to the uncharacteristically fast tempo effortlessly. Immediately preceding this is 1Train, a reversion to classic rap without any structure of a chorus and verse but just a ceaseless beat that is decorated by a host of hot lyricists. Then there is my favourite track Suddenly. With only one mention of those bad bitches that we are familiar to in Fuckin' Problems, this is a more humble track in which Rocky recounts how things have changed from his childhood to now. He also addresses his views towards egality amongst the very good production: "I only got one vision, that’s for kids in every colour, religion...You my brother, you my kin, fuck the colour of your skin."

Yesterday, I ordered tickets for when A$AP Rocky comes to the UK in May and I cannot bloody well wait. Also, this reaction video to the album is brilliant.

Favourite Tracks: Long Live A$AP, 1Train, Suddenly, Ghetto Symphony