not that the grammy’s defined exactly what went down with me this weekend… but I did loan out jewels to artists nominated, but really, less and less of the REAL artists rock heavy chains and I’m leaning towards working less and less with loaning anything to rappers, but of course, green is green and we’re always working period
and the jewelry loaning started thursday night for the belvedere party…
after browsing the party pics online, I found this one…
after my massive hangover and no option for a sick day, I had to get rollin at 11am which isn’t that bad, but when you’re dehydrated and got a eye ache and bubble guts…. working is usually the last thing I want to do…. but I had no choice so my day started at UNDEFEATED, hooking up my big homey James Bond with a valentines gift for his wife….
always good chopping it up with my big bro because whatever knowledge he has about life or business is shit I soak up or really absorb to my advantage…
so after there, I headed to a 5 star hotel to meet up with Lupe Fiasco to discuss some business or some future business…. I’ll get into that later and also he needed a small thing repaired or really remixed….
when I got there, Lupe was doing japanese press for Lasers…. even though it was grammy weekend, he wasn’t there for that, because he took off for Europe the day of the grammy’s… but there we’re mad grammy nominees at the hotel….. I don’t consider Lupe the typical rap cat and he’s not the type to borrow jewelry at all.
so after I left there, I headed to Go Burger in Hollywood…. which is definitely a new favorite spot for me…. not only do they have delicious hamburgers…. they have a full bar! and you know what that means right? spiked milkshakes no homo lol….. Cody code put me up on this spot and after thinking about it, I guess it is kind of expensive for burgers, but I’m used to fathers office and the foundry which are priced around the same… so 2 cokes, 2 burgers, fries etc… will run you around $50 with tip which isn’t so bad to me…. but I love food
I suggest you try their specials and I also suggest you try the grilled cheese or the mac and cheese…. order a mojito while you’re at it
thanks Cody, thanks Go Burger…. your food is all the way official!
so I knocked out, undefeated, lupe, lunch and now I had to move fast down to LAX to pick up Apolo and head down to Icee Fresh to repair his watch and pick up somethings for himself…. but more importantly, I would be able to multi-task by picking up my valentines orders for my deliveries…
some people went very modest for their valentines gifts…. and some went all the way hardbody!
we are making a decent amount of these super clean subtle diamond g-shocks
and then….. this was actually made for a man;
and while we’re on dropped shaped jewelry…. this cat dropped the big one
the homey rex, got his black diamond dog tags remixed and had the edges fully iced out
so me and Apolo shook from there…. drove in the most trife LA friday traffic and I’m just trying to get home to cure my hangover ness….. I think George was still sick in bed from our champagne hooligan foolishness lol….
I finally get home at 6:30 and pass out for a couple hours….
wake up and decline every party offer and decided to stay in for dinner and Nic’s mom made me filipino spaghetti….
then we went and saw “Just Go With It” and I suggest everyone go see that if you have any sense of humor…. not as corny, or not even really that corny and Adam Sandler is pretty consistent with the laughs and clever shit… my boy Nick Swardson is getting a lotta pub lately and also co-wrote and co-starred in his movie too…. check it out! great valentines day movie!
woke up and finally got a little sleep
got some lunch at Lemonade and I was a happy person…
after that, dropped off my 7 to get serviced at Platinum and picked up a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder as a loaner…..
SHOUT OUT TO MY HOMIES GEORGE & SAM, YOU ALREADY KNOW I FUCK WITH PLATINUM MOTORSPORT FOR ALL MY AUTO NEEDS…. BUT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU STOP BY PLATINUM WORLDWIDE RENT A CAR FOR ANY RENTAL NEEDS WHETHER IT BE INSURANCE COLLISION OR EXOTIC RENTALS OR EVEN PRODUCTION OR CAR SERVICE RENTALS FOR A MOVIE OR TV.
So I mashed around doing some Valentine Deliveries around LA in the drop top….
later in the day, I stopped by the Crooks N Castles x Justice League event on sunset plaza….. stopped by Cafe Primo to say what up to Tony…..
walked into Crooks and ran into my OG Dre The Truth and Big Gipp from the goodie mob who were headed off next to see the homey Cee-Lo (a g-shock customer of mine) and so I debated leaving with them…. but I wanted to stay for a bit and rep with the Crooks fam….. got to see some old cats from my high school days and my old neighborhood in the mansfield area….
shot back to the trap and took a 20 minute nap before I got fresh and ready for the FM show at Nokia…..
Apolo got the to house at 8:30 and we shot downtown to Nokia/Staples….
the parking lot to Nokia was closed due to a sold out parking lot, but I talked and convinced dude to open the entrance…. once I finally got my way, I hit down to the VIP valet and they recognized me and took care of me and Apolo early!
as I walked upstairs, the homey Tone from Far East Movement’s Management met us at the entrance to club Nokia and handed us our credentials and we were good money for the sold out show!
while we chopped it up randomly for around 45 minutes, the guys had a live chat on their label CherryTree’s website…. same routine everytime… and the FM FAM is always smiles no matter what. crazy positive energy 1000%
no homo… they got some fresh ass macbook covers
and HERE’S A CLIP OF FM DOIN “LIKE A G6” LIVE AT NOKIA
it never gets old sitting on the side of the stage of a good show….
after the show, we said our goodbyes… I ran into Donnis and Stadium Dan and chopped it up real quick, totally forgot Donnis was performing…. and I wanted to stay to say what up to B.O.B. but we didn’t want to stand around and we got hungry too….
while FM was doing their meet and greets, we showed our love and appreciation and left and got some quick bad food in hollywood which was a huge cluster fuck of a mess of traffic…..
so bad that it would take you around 20 minutes to get 5 blocks easy….
we lost one of apolo’s homies Santana (this boxer cat) and that wasn’t the worst part… the worst part is that he’s from Chicago and his phone batt was dead so he left it in Apolo’s car! smfh!!!!!
I didnt know what to do as I had Homicide and Igor and a bunch of the homies all waiting for me at the backdoor of playhouse…. we parked and walked right in bypassing any lines
so we walk in and it’s fucking a jam packed house!
as soon as I walked onto the stage, I seen ALL THE HOMIES! and before I could even say hi to Homicide, Eli pours me a shot of Corzo and it’s ON! seen the homey Dante from black eyed peas…. the homey Raul from miami was in the house… of course my homey Igor who owns playhouse, walked us in…. Nick Hogan was in the house again…. the homey Jackson and LMFAO walked in right after us and as soon as they walk into any club, you can see them from a mile away because they look like their dressed in for real heavy 1985 gear or for an battle space scene from Mad Max or some shit lol….
HERE’S A CLIP OF LMFAO DOIN “SHOTS” AT PLAYHOUSE….
we kept poppin tequila bottles and chillin while Craig kept gettin nasty on the tables…. and then his serato went out! shit just broke and that never happens for real though…. like 1 time in the last 5 years has that happened and what a bad fucking time for it to happen…. I had to get on the mic and talk shit, but I really didn’t know what to say besides the fact that Homicide has enough meat on his nose to make a ham sandwich and that the lakers are the illest and in all my ego trippin, I forgot to shout my name out the entire night while I was talkin shit…. but finally Craig got the serato to work and dropped NO HANDS and it was all good again and everybody was party rocking and “everyday we’re shuffliing”
speaking of party rock….
so we chilled there until around 2am…. we left early (they close at 4am)
and I didn’t really drink so much that I couldn’t drive, so we were good…. I made sure I was sober and maybe too sober because the drive home in the lambo felt so damn rough! the suspension really is too shitty for LA streets.
it was a beautiful day outside and maybe a little windy, but I’ll take it and me and Nic did what fabulous people do and that’s eat brunch at a 5 star hotel in Beverly Hills and kick it! lol
I got to finally meet a customer of mine (Aron) who’s been very chill and appreciative of the work and been a big supporter of our movement with IF and Co and I’ve missed meetings with him in the bay and in NYC… but this time, we planned a brunch at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills and instead of having it in the belvedere room, Aron set it up in a cabana up top on the roof by the pool…..
we sat down and chopped it up for a good few hours and I met his parents who were staying at the hotel…. Aron lives in the Caribbean, but was visiting for a little business and sunday happened to be his birthday…. and I also delivered a watch to his girlfriend…. his parents were cool as can possibly be and just all the way chill… I gotta make it out his way soon and I appreciate the business and love he showed us….
this cat stays fly like a g6 literally…. he’s hopping on more private jets than any of my baller ass clients or friends that I know…. but if he wants to battle on the jewels… you know hahaha, just kidding A, thanks again fam and hope to see y’all before you leave!
while I was chilling up there, Aron’s girlfriend said she saw this famous stylist who has her own TV show and I said Rachel Zoe???? she said yes….. so I walked over to where she was sitting because me and Rachel go back around 14 years or so….
she gave me a big ass hug…. she’s 8 months pregnant and I met her husband finally and the last time I saw her was at a party a couple years ago… I met her through an old best friend of mine China Chow who at the time was dating this guy Barry Watson and Rachel made the love connection…. still to this day Rachel is close friends with Barry and I used her phone to say what up to him…. crazy she’s pregnant and married and a while back we used to all party and kick it all over LA and hollywood… so we reminisced about the old days and the hamptons and other shit and then I brought Nic over because she’s a fan of Rachel and I wanted them to meet….
it was already a crazy 6 degrees of separation but really like 2 degrees between my circle and Rachel’s and our fam and everything!!! but she gets all her jewelry made by Anita and her TV show is produced by the same people who produced my show Original Media…. just crazy
we finally left the peninsula late in the afternoon and after bit of champagne and a lot of good food…. I was still hungover from thursday night lol…. man
but I had such a good feeling because Aron was so fucking cool… I mean, that’s a rare breed! but since his energy and fam was so genuinely good, it set me straight for the day….
you know what that means right? nap time! haha
after all my grammy work was done, I was chatting with 40 making sure he let me know the deal on the grammy wins and everything because the lil homey was up for 4 nominations….
I passed out for a couple hours and then headed over to see Nic’s parents and eat dinner there….
I did get to catch the celtics beat the heat lol….
so I get to thinking…. damn I’m supposed to be in Hawaii right now, but due to some bullshit ass last minute cancellation on the club not having the permits to do a show, I was at home, but I’m not mad really….
I did have hope in this years grammy’s though with performances and stuff, but I won’t go into any more rants because if I rant about the academy, we might be here another 45 to an hour!
THE GRAMMY’S FUCKING SUCKED, MOST OF THE MUSIC SUCKED! politically I don’t want to get into anything else, but smh at the short ass and bullshit ass tributes to black history month, black music and particularly the teddy pendergrass tribute smfh….
BUT DRAKE DIDN’T WIN SHIT? NOTHING? I mean props to Drake and his composure, but he ain’t kanye…. kanye didn’t deserve to win those years…. but the girl from portland? come fucking on…. Drizzy was hands down the biggest artist of the year, yes bigger than Justin even overall….
I just turned off the TV in disgust and then later realized the new evidence in the Biggie murder investigation was on the news and exclusively on CBS…. so I watched that and all it did was make me hate the LAPD more than I already do, because they’re scumbag piece of shits! but damn at the evidence showing that David Mack had 3 silencers found in his possession, found he had a vehicle linked to the murders… the snitch reports and all the other bullshit that pisses me off and all this leading to 1 person; you already fucking know
SUCKS THAT SERENE BRANSON HAD TO GO VIRAL….BUT SHE WAS THE BEST PART OF THE GRAMMY’S FOR SURE!
I channel surfed and watched old episodes of “Who’s the Boss” for a few hours and almost fell asleep until my lil homey Jordan called me at 2:45am talking about he was gonna pick me up lol. then I got a funny text from him and if you go to my twitter timeline you’ll see our nice conversation! haha man
had to wake up early as fuck this morning because the lamborghini now had to go to service down the street from my crib and I had to get my car back….. I never thought I’d say it felt good to be back in my 7…
thank you again Sam and Platinum World Wide Group!
when I got home, Nic had made organic pancakes with organic maple syrup for breakfast!
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY BABY! even though both of us could give a shit about today really because it’s not better or worse than yesterday or tomorrow…. so I’m glad we feel the same way!
we got big shit planned very soon anyways!
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p.s. AMC BLOG WILL BE UP THIS WEEK AND WILL BE PERFECT BECAUSE IT’S NBA ALL STAR WEEKEND SO I’LL BE CRAZY, BUT IN A GOOD WAY
and thank god I’m not in Vegas for magic because it seems to be a doomed trade show these days…..
good luck to all who are there for actual work, not to fake network and really make an excuse to go to party.
much love everyone!