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Rocking a lapel flower on Valentine’s Day is ILL

I want to extend a MAJOR happy Valentine’s Day to ALL the BEAUTIFUL ladies in the world!  I’m listening to Young Money’s Every Girl record ALL  Day for y’all. And instead of giving a flower to every lovely lady I see on these New York City streets I’m rocking a single flower lapel on my jacket.  One beautiful flower for all of y’all.  Romantic right? Yeaahhh, I’m all about romance.   So I’m romancing many many honies with a crispy flower lapel. 

This is a win, win, win, strategy my ninja.  You will look extra crispy, you will let many, many honies know you pay attention to the details, AND you will give a honie what she wants.  Flowers B. Flowers! 

And to throw some icing on this cake of seduction lapel flowers are MAD affordable.   TheKnottery.com sells felt flower lapels for $8.00 and Hook + Albert sells a larger alternative for $26.00.  No need to keep this in water either, they will last you for many future Valentine’s Days.  I don’t know how fake feels so I just got to keep it real. I just wanna love every girl in the world, every model, every singer, every actress, every diva, every high seditty chick, every college girl, every skeezer, Stripper and every desperate housewife that resemble Eva.

The Club Monaco Printed Corduroy Camo Trousers are ILL
These pants aren’t for followers B.  These pants for real real dudes.  Hardbody dudes.  Dudes that aren’t afraid to lay the murder game down on their appearance.  Dudes that aren’t afraid to approach a fine lady and let her know that she is a fine lady.  Dudes with cojones of steel.
These pants are for dudes that are a soldier in the streets and a boss in the sheets. Oh you didn’t know?  Yeah son, that’s what ladies want, that’s what ALL ladies want. And if they say they don’t then they are lying to themselves, WORD UP.  And that’s the type of cat it takes to rock this ILL garment.  A brotha that gets his.  Gets his in the streets, and gets his in the sheets on some C.E.O. boardroom status B.
Rocking crispy camo isn’t anything new.  Well maybe it’s new to high fashion, but it’s nothing new to the real real dudes who have been rockingcrispy camo’s on some Brooklyn aka Bucktown aka Buck Em Down ‘94 steez. 
But now real real dudes that are on their grown man steez can’t rock some baggy army surplus store camos in the streets.  That doesn’t get you boardroom status in the sheets either.
You rock a grown man looking sexy pair of camo pants like the Club Monaco Printed Camo Corduroy Camo Trousers.  These pants exude confidence B. Ladies like confidence B.  And you want to posses what ladies like.  Possesing qualities that ladies like gets you more ladies, yeeeahhh son!  So rocking these with a button up and a tie and watch the brothas salute you in the streets, and the honies salute you in the sheets.

The Club Monaco Printed Corduroy Camo Trousers are ILL

These pants aren’t for followers B.  These pants for real real dudes.  Hardbody dudes.  Dudes that aren’t afraid to lay the murder game down on their appearance.  Dudes that aren’t afraid to approach a fine lady and let her know that she is a fine lady.  Dudes with cojones of steel.

These pants are for dudes that are a soldier in the streets and a boss in the sheets. Oh you didn’t know?  Yeah son, that’s what ladies want, that’s what ALL ladies want. And if they say they don’t then they are lying to themselves, WORD UP.  And that’s the type of cat it takes to rock this ILL garment.  A brotha that gets his.  Gets his in the streets, and gets his in the sheets on some C.E.O. boardroom status B.

Rocking crispy camo isn’t anything new.  Well maybe it’s new to high fashion, but it’s nothing new to the real real dudes who have been rockingcrispy camo’s on some Brooklyn aka Bucktown aka Buck Em Down ‘94 steez

But now real real dudes that are on their grown man steez can’t rock some baggy army surplus store camos in the streets.  That doesn’t get you boardroom status in the sheets either.

You rock a grown man looking sexy pair of camo pants like the Club Monaco Printed Camo Corduroy Camo Trousers.  These pants exude confidence B. Ladies like confidence B.  And you want to posses what ladies like.  Possesing qualities that ladies like gets you more ladies, yeeeahhh son!  So rocking these with a button up and a tie and watch the brothas salute you in the streets, and the honies salute you in the sheets.

The Ralph Lauren Rugby Tartan Tuxedo Jacket is ILL
Cop this crispy jacket at an EVEN crispier price while you can My G.

The Ralph Lauren Rugby Tartan Tuxedo Jacket is ILL

Cop this crispy jacket at an EVEN crispier price while you can My G.

Family is ILL

Family B.  Family!  That’s what it’s all about son.  What we do in life we do for our loved ones my G.  What we learn in life we learn from our moms and pops.  Moms and pops create us, and they make us.  And on this fortuitous and historic day of the 2nd Inauguration of America’s first black president and day of celebration of the late great Dr. King I’m celebrating family.  Whether single parent, double parent, triple parent or no parent FAM FIRST B.

Today is Family day for me, and the flyest  family I know is my dude Kai’s family. Thanks to Kai’s pops he has been stuntin on cats since before he even touched down on Planet Earth.  Kai’s dad has been putting in the “ool” in cool since Barry White has been singing Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe.  And I’m proud to say he has showed me how to stunt on Bamas on some “It Takes A Village To Raise A Child” swag.  So when I recently saw these two dope brothas I had to cop some pics to showcase their dope steez. 

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Each one teach one in order to reach some my dude.  And as I celebrate and reflect on this historic day I’m honoring all the dope role models in America that give the seeds someone to look up too.  Stay Crispy B.

Grown Man Steez is ILL

Time waits for no man B.  The sun don’t chill and time don’t stand still.  Brothas that want success in life have to grow up sometime.  And a large part of growing up is your look my ninja. If you are living that adult life, don’t have a career in entertainment, and are copping your style out of The Source or XXL, then tisk, tisk son!  Grown men wear grown men clothes on some GROWN MAN STEEZ.  Not swag BUT STEEZ.  Swag is for little boys, STEEZ is for grown-ass men!  Like my main man 50 grand BetLo aka Hell’s Kitchen’s Finest aka Mr. Midtown West.  This brotha went from rocking the leather Pelle Pelle bomber jackets and dancing in the background of Grand Puba videos

to some serious GROWN MAN Ralph Lauren Corduroy Blazer steez.  The brotha grew up, and so did his style. Amen son! 

Peep it B.

Young Cat Swag

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Grown Man Steez

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If you are serious about your success and advancing yourself in this world then start with your appearance my ninja, and the rest will follow.  You Know My Steez!

Burlington Coat Factory is ILL

Real Talk if y’all pay attention to the science I’m dropping out here there is no reason you can’t look fresh, dressed, and ready to impress.

Check it out y’all

J.Crew Ludlow suit jacket and pants in Prince of Wales Check Italian Wool

$650.00

Banana Republic BR Monogram suit jacket and pants in Prince of Wales Check Italian Wool

$748.00

Ralph Lauren suit jacket and pants in Prince of Wales Check Italian Wool I personally bought at Burlington Coat Factory

$150.00 son!!!!!

$140.00 tailored at Laura & Melinda in THE LOWER!

= $290.00

I’m out here in the streets hustling, doing work, so y’all can ball on a budget and book fine honies!

I’m no Rakim, but I am a leader and you should be following my ass!

TheKnottery.com The Verdict tie is ILL

Ever worn a tie my ninja?  I sincerely hope at some point in your life you have, and you even wear them on the regular now.  Grown-ass men wear ties, and I know I’m for dam sure a grown-ass man.  Not only am I a grown-ass man, I’m a TRILL grown-ass man.  And a trill grown-ass refined urban gentleman too. Tie with a suit or if you are a REAL man a tie without a suit.  A real man has the cojones to rock a tie when he doesn’t have to but wants to because he considers himself a trill ass dude, and he is hard body enough to stunt on ninjas like its a sport. 

I’ve been stuntin on ninjas since 93 B.  And I was stuntin on bamas with some timbs, and fatigues.  Now I stunt on the lames with a crispy-ass tie like my main man 50 grand reppin Tokyo YO, Jay!  I’ve not seen this brotha for a minute, a long minute B.  I’m talking back before Mos and Talib broke up, when El-P was spitting fire at Company Flow shows. This brotha dropped off the face of the earth.  We was once two brothas of the same kind.  Quick to approach a ghetto cutie with the same line.  I remembered he had an oversized shirt never quite learned drinkin 90 proof off the roof.  I lost touch with this homie he a changed man he hit up Barneys now ill fitted looks is the game plan.

And when this cat finally resurfaced back from Japan he rolled up to the Lower the other day with this CRISPY tie.  Joint was looking real frosty in this hard New York City winter air.  This brotha is a man, a real man because he knows that appearance counts and wearing an ILL tie lets the world know you mean business.  And whats even ILLER is the price paid for this fly tie. Just $35 B.  Yeah that’s right, $35!  35 bones for an indigo dyed slubby striped Japanese fabric.

Want to know where you can cop this tie from? Yeaaahhh son.  The Knottery.  They have mad crispy ties, at mad crispy prices.  You do not have to spend high to look fly. 

But don’t tell the honies that.  Let them know you dropped half a rack on this, and it will have you looking like a BOSS.  Jay was looking like a boss.  This brotha done changed, we don’t even kick it.  I got a big money scheme, and he ain’t even with it. Knew in my heart he was the same motherfucker bad. Go toe to toe when it’s time for roll he got a brother’s back. And I can’t even trip, cause I’m just laughin at cha. He tryin hard to maintain, then go head cause I ain’t mad at cha.

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Racial Equality is ILL

We are moving forward in the 2012 B. Stay crispy my ninja.

Ralph Lauren shutting down Rugby is not ILL
It’s a shame my ninja, a dam shame.  Ralph Lauren will be shutting down their trill, fashion-forward, and even more important AFFORDABLE Rugby brand early next year.  I first discovered Rugby out in D.C. in their Georgetown store.  A brotha was trying to step his game up and get on his grown man, and Rugby helped my ass out.  Had me looking real real crispy out in the streets B.  I was stuntin on bamas hard talking about “I’m not a Hoya I just like to ball in Georgetown swag”, and those Summer Sunday nights at Sequoia’s on the G-town waterfront my Rugby gear had me booking fine honies left and right. All good things come to an end though.  R.I.P Rugby and R.I.P your student discounts.  Get on their mailing list now son, and peep the email blast of the sales they have popping off.  R.I.P Rugby I’ll see you when I get there. CIGARS UP!

Ralph Lauren shutting down Rugby is not ILL

It’s a shame my ninja, a dam shame.  Ralph Lauren will be shutting down their trill, fashion-forward, and even more important AFFORDABLE Rugby brand early next year.  I first discovered Rugby out in D.C. in their Georgetown store.  A brotha was trying to step his game up and get on his grown man, and Rugby helped my ass out.  Had me looking real real crispy out in the streets B.  I was stuntin on bamas hard talking about “I’m not a Hoya I just like to ball in Georgetown swag”, and those Summer Sunday nights at Sequoia’s on the G-town waterfront my Rugby gear had me booking fine honies left and right. All good things come to an end though.  R.I.P Rugby and R.I.P your student discounts.  Get on their mailing list now son, and peep the email blast of the sales they have popping off.  R.I.P Rugby I’ll see you when I get there. CIGARS UP!