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Posted in Celebrity on July 21, 2009 by strikewithnumbers

Pharrell… that’s a really big hat.

-Papa Smiggs



Posted in Celebrity on June 29, 2009 by strikewithnumbers

I thought I’d post this because this applies to all of us talent out there who seem to be scared of what may. Just listen, and when I say listen I mean process every single word the man says and think about it.. How often do we say to ourselves, “I coulda done that!” I mean a lot of us sit and think about good ideas daily, but are just too afraid, or unmotivated to really put 110% of our time and devotion to that. Instead we seek the easy route, and just live life day to day, without a plan, without a mission. What would a team of special ops be without training, a plan, and devotion? Either POW’s or mince meat. Not saying I’m a fan of war, but it’s true. Think about it, shit boggles me as I type this entry out…

-Papa Smiggs

August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009

Posted in Celebrity on June 26, 2009 by strikewithnumbers

“Pop star Michael Jackson was pronounced dead today after paramedics found him in a coma at his Bel-Air mansion, city and law enforcement sources told The Times.

Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Steve Ruda told The Times that paramedics responded to a 911 call from the home. When they arrived, Jackson was not breathing.

The paramedics performed CPR and took Jackson to UCLA Medical Center, Ruda said. Hundreds of reporters gathered at the hospital awaiting word on his condition. The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said family members rushed to Jackson’s bedside, where he was in a deep coma.

The circumstances of Jackson’s death remain unclear. Law enforcement sources said that Los Angeles Police Department robbery-homicide detectives have opened an investigation into the death, though they stressed that there is no evidence of criminal wrongdoing.

The detectives plan to interview relatives, friends and Jackson’s doctors to try to figure out what happened. The L.A. County coroner’s office will determine a cause of death. A Los Angeles Fire Department source told The Times that Jackson was in full cardiac arrest when rescue units arrived.

A doctor was in the house performing CPR on Jackson, said the source who asked not to be identified  because he was not authorized to speak to the media. Paramedics were called to a home in the 100 block of Carolwood Drive off Sunset Boulevard.

Jackson rented the Bel-Air home — described as a French chateau built in 2002 with seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, 12 fireplaces and a theater — for $100,000 a month. The home is about a six-minute drive from UCLA Medical Center. Jackson has three children — sons Prince Michael 7, and Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., 12, and daughter Paris Michael Katherine, 11.

Jackson, 50, died as he was attempting a comeback after years of tabloid headlines, most notably his trial and acquittal on child molestation charges.

In May, The Times reported that Jackson had rented the Bel-Air residence and was rehearsing for a series of 50 sold-out shows in London’s O2 Arena. Jackson had won the backing of two billionaires to get the so-called “King of Pop” back on stage.

His backers envisioned the shows at AEG’s O2 as an audition for a career rebirth that could have ultimately encompassed a three-year world tour, a new album, movies, a Graceland-like museum, musical revues in Las Vegas and Macau, and even a “Thriller” casino. Such a rebound could have wiped out Jackson’s massive debt.

[Updated post]

—Andrew Blankstein and Phil Willon”

This article was found on the LA times…

One has nothing to say about this, just “stunned” how Michael Jackson would ever pass, going through so many troubles and yet still able to rise above all the negativity. In a sense, yes, it is a sad day today in Hollywood as the greatest Pop Icon, and an innovator of dance passes. But at least we all know that He will forever be immortalized in our thoughts, ideas, and hearts… and has finally seen the finale of media-plagued life, no longer will paparazzi stalk  and torment his life.

from his performance back in 11/01 featuring cameos from Usher and Chris Tucker

Papa Smiggs

Lupe Fiasco Presents: Trilly & Truly Clothing

Posted in Celebrity, Fashion on June 25, 2009 by strikewithnumbers

Rapper Lupe Fiasco’s been known to spit some stuff that revolve around Japanese Manga, and Fashion.. Here’s his take on a clothing line called Trilly&Truly. Concepts are well derived from other brands we are all familiar with as inspirations… (A Bathing Ape, Fragment Design, etc.)

Papa Smiggs*

Rihanna and Chris Brown incident.

Posted in Celebrity on February 10, 2009 by strikewithnumbers

Chris Brown Bites…. Rawr… AHHA



Posted in Celebrity on February 2, 2009 by strikewithnumbers

Alright, alright….

So I guess Kanye West is back in the states from ‘Parrreeee’. I was in LA doing a quick run-around of retail therapy. I was literally around Melrose for 5 hours that day just scoping through vintage shops checking for stuff that just worked! Anyway, I was at American Rag, Cie. with a couple of my hooligans (Marlon & Avante) just scoping out the product. We were in there for a good half hour before I decided to pass on a pair of women’s 80%20 space boot shoes… We scoped the meter and saw we still had a half hour left in our spot, so we decided to run down to the ‘Triple Threat’ shops, which were about 60 steps away from our current location. As we approach UNDFTD, I see Kanye West inside “Still” (a vintage athleticwear shop, GREAT SPOT FOR STARTER Gear!) I approach Marlon and ‘humbly’ blurt to him “Hey, Kanye West is next door.” SHOCKED and a bit on the skeptical side, Marlon responds with a “HAHA, yeah, right.” I had to pretty much pull out his eyes, and pull him with  them. My heart was beating faster and faster every second, but a kid’s gotta keep some kind of composure right? hahahha… Anyway, don’t want to bore you with my story, I pretty much went up to him when he entered UNDFTD and kindly asked to take a snapshot of his new Louis Vuitton sneakers. He kindly said yes, and modeled them for me.. HAHA


We pretty much hit the grain with that one, because accompanying Mr. West was actor/M.C. Mos Def. I kindly asked to take a snap shot with him, but got shot down (politely might I add) then after that their whole entourage pretty much booked it.