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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Nike Air Terra Humara

They're back!! Here we have the classic Terra Humara's in fresh new colorways. There are a few other colors in selected stores. Better go check them out if you are looking for comfortable and fresh sneaker, for the fall season. As you can see I already grabbed 2 pair.

BabyCakes NYC Meet Futon Lingo

1.8 Million Dollar Cup Cakes Anyone?!?

“Founded in late 2005 with $85,000 in seed capital, BabyCakes NYC broke
even after only seven months. Last year, sales hit $690,000. This year,
he company will gross $1.2 million, according to McKenna, with gross
profit of $497,000 and net income of $100,000. That's pretty good, given
that, as with most food businesses, BabyCakes' markup on specific items is
low. Each cupcake, for example, costs $2 to produce and retails for $3.
Next year, with a second store open in Los Angeles, McKenna projects sales
of $1.8 million.” Inc Magazine Written By Aviva Yael
Read The Article Here

Salutations my name is Erin McKenna,

I was born in…
Chula Vista, CA

Your reading about me because…
I turned my vision of what was
possible in the baking industry into reality.

My hustle/business venture is…
Making cupcakes for people with food

I was inspired to do this because…
I had a clear vision of what the
market needed, and I wanted people to that they could do anything they
set their mind to.

Future plans/goals…
Expanding BabyCakes across the country.

Current song playing in my iPod, CD Player…
Golden Time of Day, by
Frankie Beverly!

Advice for freshly baked entrepreneurs…
Keep your head up. Don't
let anyone get you down or discourage you. Persistence pays off.

BabyCakes NYC™
248 Broome Street
(Btwn Orchard & Ludlow)
New York City, NY 10002
(view a map)

Telephone 212.677.5047
Orders taken Monday-Friday between 10:00 and 5:00. We need 48 hours notice for all orders.

Monday: 10am–8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 10am–10pm
Friday-Saturday: 10am–11pm
Sunday: 10am–8pm

Monday, September 29, 2008

DJ Mike Nice & Common - For All Seasons Mixtape

Common & Pharrell - UMC Video Teaser

Track Listing
01. No Competition
02. Funk Shit (Unreleased Produced by Marley Marl)
03. Verbal Murder II Ft. Big Pun, N.O.R.E, & Pete Rock
04. A Letter To The Law (Poetry)
05. 6th Sense (Live) / 6th Sense (Original)
06. The Game
07. Testify (Live) / Testify (Unreleased Remix)
08. Go (Live)
09. The Say Ft. John Legend & Consequence (Original Version)
10. Again (Remix) Ft. Ghostface & Faith Evans
11. Dance For Me Ft. Mary J Blige
12. God Is Freedom (Poetry)
13. Unamerican Caravan (Demo Tape '91/'92)
14. Divide & Conquer (Demo Tape '91/'92)
15. Wo Stole The Clippers (Demo Tape '91/'92)
16. The Train (Demo Tape '91/'92)
17. The Food Ft. Kanye West (Unreleased Studio Version)
18. Wack Niggas Ft. Consequence, Kanye West & Talib Kweli
19. Kanye West Vs. Common (Live Freestyle Battle 99.5 FM from '96)
20. Stretch & Bobbito 88.9 Freestyle Ft. Black Thought, Pharoh Monch & Absolute
21. Stretch & Bobbito 88.9 Freestyle (Oct '94)
22. Holiday In The Hood (Gap Ad)

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Entourage Season 5 Episode 4 Fire Sale

I know a lot of people can't afford HBO's crazy prices or they rather buy sneakers instead of paying the cable bill.

Ari and Vince pitch their smoke-jumper script to studios, while Eric has a tense negotiations with the screenwriters and with Amanda. Drama's appearance on The View is a memorable one.


Click Here To Watch .

Lookout iPhone ... The "G1" is Coming!

The T-Mobile G1 will be available at selected T-Mobile stores and dealers starting on October 27th for $179. Two new data/messaging plans will also be available at $35 with unlimited data & messaging and $25 with unlimited web & some messaging.

So I'm at work and I happen to spot this ever so amazing cell phone by Google/T-Mobile called the "G1". I am not able to share my sources but let's say this is a good one. After talking about the phone's specifications and all that jazz, I was about to see in person what the phone had to offer. We didn't make any phone calls, but I got a chance to check out the internet browser, street view feature, and the touch screen options.

The internet browser was great and the load time in a low signal are was rather fast. The icons on the phone's main page were straight forward and easy to access. Also the street view feature was pretty cool. Stay tuned as I will keep you posted with more information about the G1.

Mixtape Update

Friday, September 26, 2008

Nike Air Penny II's Releasing

Just a reminder, the Nike Air Penny II's are dropping tomorrow or you can order them tonight at, Click To Visit Purchase Page .

Nike Penny II's, scheduled to drop sometime next fall.

DJ Drama & Young Chris - Never Die

See I made a big mistake! Download this joint and let it sit on my hard drive. Two days slide by me and I decided to throw it into my iTunes. I'll let you be the judge of this one .... Enjoy!

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Mixtape Tracks
1. Drama intro
2. Return of sp
3. Money talks
4. Ready for war
5. I get down
6. May they rest
7. Ride out
8. You dont even k
9. Paradise
10. Kill me
11. Never die
12. You know i
13. Freestyle
14. Murda freestyle
15. Cypher
16. Don't dance
17. Back to basics
18. Og swag
19. Are we clear
20. Legal
21. Murda
22. Outro

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Maserati GranTurismo MC Corse

Maserati recently made the announcement on their website, “We are going to surprise you,” well, they seem to have done it with the new GranTurismo MC Corse Concept.
The new hardcore GranTurismo variant is based off the current 4.7 liter V8 GranTurismo S with 430hp. The MC Corse is breed for the track, dominating corners with authority. With the help of engine upgrades, a new air intake system and a race ready extraction system, the power output gets a boost to 450 hp. An additional aerodynamically perfected front splitter, side skirts and spoiler combination ensure optimal downforce levels. Handling levels have also been improved with the help of a stiffer suspension setup and race rubber (18x12-inch front and 18x13-inch rear). Braking distance is reduced with the use of larger brake rotors and monobloc racing callipers.
One thing definitely needs a mention, and that’s the FIA approved rollcage… like we said, this is built to dominate the track.
With all this said, we don’t see this to be the only surprise that Maserati will deliver.

$5,000 Bike Race ("Bomb Down Broadway")

Earlier this summer Zook York and Skavenger put together a little bike race called "Bomb Down Broadway". With a 100+ BMX riders participating the race went from Union Square to Edwin De La Rosa' Post Store in Brooklyn all done without wiping out or getting stopped by the boys in blue. Check the video for this insane race.

$1,500 - Ben Duke
$1,000 - Darryl Nau
$750.00 - Marco Della

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Start a Business?!? Why Would I Want To Do That ...?

"No two companies are built exactly alike. As a result, the amount of start-up capital entrepreneurs need -- and where they get it -- can vary greatly. That's especially true for young entrepreneurs, who rarely play by the usual rules.

Bobby Kim and Ben Shenassafar of The Hundreds, for example, took out a mere $400 from their bank accounts to launch their popular apparel line. Noah Lehmann-Haupt, on the other hand, had enough initial capital to buy a Ferrari, and used subsequent rental fees to purchase more cars for his then-fledgling exotic car rental service, Gotham Dream Cars.

For young entrepreneurs, who often lack substantial savings and credit because of their age, finding those precious few dollars to get a company off the ground can be tough. Reaching out to family members and taking out small-business loans are among the most common methods. But in many cases, aspiring CEOs dip into their own savings. Maxing out credit cards, while not the most responsible method, isn't that uncommon either." Website Article: Click To Read The Article

This is my favorite company listed. I pick this one based on the idea, movement they have, and the product. But don't get me wrong I do enjoy some of the other companies whom have great ideas and are making truck loads of money, but The Hundreds brand and owners hit home grossing over 2 million with something they love. Be sure to checkout all the profiles especially Leanna Archer,Click To Read The Article
, the 12 year old from New York, who successfully runs her all-natural hair products business since the age of nine.

The Hundreds

Age: 28 (Kim) and 28 (Shenassafar)
Location: Los Angeles, CA
2007 Revenue: $2 million
Employees: 30
Year founded: 2003

"What started as a blog and a simple T-shirt line produced by two law school classmates has become The Hundreds -- a worldwide skateboarder lifestyle and apparel brand with an online magazine that attracts more than 1 million unique visitors a month. Kim and Shenassafar are the company's sole owners, and they credit much of their success to their independence. "We're not a corporate clothing company trying to sell down to you," Kim says. "We're ringing you up and sweeping the floors, and then going back to running a 30-person company. Our customers relate to it because we're on their level." Revenue is expected to hit $4 million in 2008."

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cadillac Sixteen (Review)

Within our crew here at Futon Lingo, only two of us are really car buffs, Dash-us Clay and myself. But I'm sure after watching this video all of us will be playing Mega Millions to purchase this car. Even though it's a prototype, rumor has it Cadillac is thinking of putting it into production. I'm sorry did I forget to mention the stock 24's and stock 1000 horses!

Engine Type 13.6-liter 90? V16
Displacement cu in (cc) 829.9 cu in. | 13602.1 cc.
Power bhp (kW) at RPM 1000.00 BHP (736 KW)
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM 1000.00 Ft-Lbs (1356 NM)
Tires P265/40 R 24
Dimensions 223.301 in | 5671.8 mm
Weight 5000 lbs | 2268 kg
Base Price n.a.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Entourage Season 5 Episode 2 & 3

Just like everyone else I also forgot that the new episode of Entourage was coming on tonight. But luckily using my great searching skills, I found it for you all. Enjoy

Entourage Season 5 Episode 2

Entourage Season 5 Episode 3

Nike Air Penny II, III, & Fusions

I know your mouth's dropped just like mine did when I saw they were bringing these back out. The word is they're dropping sometime next year in different months. I'm sure Nike will come out with a variety of color ways that will make the enthusiast of the originals vomit. Anyways, look out for these next year, and I will keep you posted on the official release date.

The Roots Feat. Wale & Christette Michelle - Rising Up

The Roots feat. Chrisette Michele & Wale - "Rising Up" from Three/21 Films on Vimeo.

Stumbled across this video from The Roots Rising Down, and decided to share it with my viewers. Listen closely to Wale's verse, which is mean. I like the video and of course the song is sick. Enjoy.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

NBA Live 2009, NBA 2k9, NBA 09

NBA Live 2009

NBA 09


Now I can't really say much about these games since I've only played NBA Live 09 demo, but from the videos my personal opinion is NBA Live 2009 will be pretty decent. Don't get me wrong, but the NBA 09 looks promising with the "The Life" feature, and 2K9 doesn't look bad with those crossovers, but I think NBA Live 2009 will come out on top.

Q-Tip & DJ Dub - Ill Vibe + Many More Goods

Live/Dub of Q-Tip performing Gettin' Up with Mos Def

Q-Tip - Gettin' Up from Q-Tip on Vimeo.

Official Video: Getting Up; By Q-Tip

Download The Mixtape Here

I'm sure a lot of people were waiting for this. Even though it's more of a "best of" mixtape, guess it will still hold us over until the album drops. Enjoy!

1. Intro - DJ Dub
2. Verses From the Abstract - A Tribe Called Quest
3. Midnight - A Tribe Called Quest
4. Midnight 08 Smirnoff Signature mix - Q-Tip
5. Wild Hot - Q-Tip / Busta Rhymes
6. Oh My God - A Tribe Called Quest
7. Got Til Its Gone - Janet Jackson / Q-Tip / Joni Mitchell
8. Footprints - A Tribe Called Quest
9. The Promo - Jungle Bros / Q-Tip
10. Buddy Remix - A Tribe Called Quest / Jungle Bros / De La Soul
11. Check The Rhime - A Tribe Called Quest
12. Groove Is In The Heart - Dee-Lite / Q-Tip
13. Sh. Fe. Mcs - A Tribe Called Quest / De La Soul
14. Excursions - A Tribe Called Quest
15. Drink Away The Pain - Mobb Deep (Prod by Q-Tip)
16. Get Down Q-Tip Remix - Q-Tip / Craig Mack
17. Dont Curse - Heavy D / Kool G Rap / Grand Puba / CL Smooth / Big Daddy Kane
/ Pete Rock / Q-Tip
18. Make It Better - Kanye West / Talib Kweli / Q-Tip
19. A Rolling Skating Jam Named Saturdays - Q-Tip / De La Soul
20. Heels - Q-Tip
21. Abstractionisms - Q-Tip
22. I Believe - Q-Tip / DÆAngelo
23. Vivrant Thing - Q-Tip
24. Can I Kick It (Spirit Mix) - A Tribe Called Quest
25. Lyrics To Go (Tumblin Dice Remix) - A Tribe Called Quest
26. Get It Together Remix - Beastie Boys / Q-Tip
27. Sucka Nigga - A Tribe Called Quest
28. Get A Hold - A Tribe Called Quest
29. Lets Ride - Q-Tip
30. One Love - Nas (Prod by Q-Tip)
31. Give Up The Goods - Mobb Deep (Prod By Q-Tip)
32. The World Is Yours Remix - Nas (Prod by Q-Tip)
33. In The Sun - Large Professor / Q-Tip
34. Bonita Applebum (Hootie Mix) - A Tribe Called Quest
35. Glamour & Glitz - A Tribe Called Quest
36. Feva - Q-Tip
37. Practice Session - The Ummah
38. Thats Sexy - Q-Tip / Andre 3000
39. What The Fuss (Hard Remix) - Stevie Wonder / Q-Tip
40. Ill Vibe - Busta Rhymes / Q-Tip
41. Gettin Up - Q-Tip

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Blackberry 9500 (Thunder)



Well well well, what do we have here. I stumbled across this little gadget, Blackberry 9500 aka, the Thunder, which is said to be releasing late 2009. The design above is a mock-up but the company is thinking of sticking with this design. But to all you T-Mobile, Sprint, and At&T slaves, the phone may be exclusive to Verizon.

Little more info below ...

"The device may have the most technically advanced cellular wireless support ever, according to the claim. If accurate, the Thunder would include both CDMA and GSM support for world roaming, and would also handle 3.5G or pre-4G data: it may support up to Ultra Mobile Broadband (also known as EVDO Revision C) on CDMA networks, downloading up to 280Mbps in peak conditions, while adding full High Speed Packet Access support on GSM services. This support would allow the new BlackBerry to operate in nearly any country with 3G or better Internet access".

"An announcement of the phone may occur as early as summer of this year, according to the rumor, putting the handset in competition with the 3G iPhone. The apparent leak is nonetheless labeled as early information that may be subject to change".

Ryan Leslie Feat. Fabolous & Cassie - Addiction Video # 2

Making of Addiction


When I first heard & watched the making of this beat and the feeling he had when making it, I was blown away. I mean, aren't we all turned on by inspiration?!? You have to love witnessing individuals in the peak of their very own inspiration/zone. At about 4:25 in the "Making of Addiction", checkout the tune he plays. Enjoy!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See - Review


Remember in "Back to the Future" when Lorraine Baines McFly and George McFly were dancing in the gym and the song that Marty McFly was playing the guitar to? "Earth Angel, Earth Angel, will you be mine.." Well mix that song, with a little Gnarls Barkley (St. Elsewhere), Jay-Z (American Gangster), and a little Raphael Saadiq touch, and you will have "The Way I See it". It reminds me of my parents having their friends over when I was younger and you saw nothing but afro's, brown furniture, and Cadillac Eldorados lining the driveway. This album is pretty good and I'm sure it will put most people in a nostalgic state when listening to it. Be sure to pick it up on September 19th.

Favorite Tracks:
100 Yard Dash
Keep Marchin'
Just One Kiss Feat. Joss Stone
Love That Girl
Oh Girl, Original and Remix Feat. Jay-Z


Entourage Season 5 Episode 1

I finally caught up with my favorite show Entourage. I missed the first and second episode so I figured I would share it with you all. Stayed tuned, I'm looking for a fresh version of episode 2. Enjoy.

Mixtape Monday






If you need help finding these mixtapes shoot me an email and if I have time, I'll shoot them to you.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Lamborghini Lovers

Lamborghinis at Cars and Coffee from SoCalSpeedZone on Vimeo.

I found this video a few months ago, and I've decided to share it with the rest of the world. Instead of driving to Prestige Imports every night to see the latest exotic they have, I'll just watch this.

Bicycle For A Day

The Perfect Circle from Matthew on Vimeo.

Vimeo is like a "diamond in the rough". You'll find the coolest videos on their site. Unlike Youtube, it's not filled with a bunch of teenagers making videos of them fighting or dancing to the latest song. Instead, you'll stumble across a project someone actually put some thought into and they just want to share it with the world.

Bicycle For A Day
WHEN: Saturday, September 20, 2008
TIME: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WHERE: Pier 17 Stage Fulton & South Street
South Street Seaport, Manhattan

Find more info about this event here is their site...

Air Force Jordan 20



I'm not usually a fan of the Jordan Air Force thing, but these are some attractive sneakers. Reason being I think they incorporate more of the 20's then they do the Air Force One. Look out for these on December 20th. Also, they have a two low colors that will be dropping first on October 11th.



Friday, September 12, 2008

Red Bull Don't Got Sh!t on This!!


I saw this in the store and I bought it because the can was hot. I get to work today and I downed one with a sausage egg and cheese sandwich.The next thing you know, I'm dancing to every song that my iTunes played. Had me talking to people at work that I've never spoken to like we're best friends.

This is the new Crack in a Can!
*wonders how it will taste with alcohol*his is the new Crack in a Can!

America's Best Young Entrepreneurs


For the people that know me understand my drive and dedication to business and entrepreneurial goals. I stumbled across this article on Yahoo and was link to Businessweek's website, and I found it rather interesting. If this isn't useful inspiration then I don't know what is! Be sure to check out the Corey Capasso, 21, who manufactures flavored plastic that is used with anything from baby pacifiers to water bottles. Check it out and leave comments on what you think

Click to read, Buisnessweek's Entrepreneurs Under 25

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Drake Feat. Lil Wayne - Ransom


Ransom - Drake Feat. Lil Wayne

Even though it's been out for a while, I had to share this song with everyone because Drake's verse is meaner than motor vehicle employees! When Weezie starts reciting the alphabet it gets to the point where you wish it was just Drake on the track. Enjoy!

"Extra Extra Read All About It!!"



I finally got down to my magazine spot to pick up my back of items on hold. The Dwell is on point for all the eco-friendly and modern design junkies out there. I make sure I get this each month. The Vibe was purchased because it has a mean article about Hov, and Vapors did a good special about sneakers. The Complex is cool but to me it seems like it becoming too commercial. I still love it. Also checkout Antenna and Sneaker Freaker.

P.S. You have to excuse my iPhone camera, the lighting was stupid low and I didn't feel like setting up a photo shoot for some magazines.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Kanye West Love Lockdown

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Live Performance

LOVE LOCKDOWN from videos22 on Vimeo.

Good Quality Version
Love Lockdown - Kanye West

This song actually grew on me. But rumor has it he's doing the whole album with that "computer love" voice over thing. We are praying on everything that's holy that he doesn't do that. But if the album turns out good then I guess we will be eating our words. Enjoy ...

Jadakiss Feat. Jay-Z - Who Run This

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Wasn't expecting this! Jada gets busy as always, Hov just prepares you for something special but your just left with cosigns. Hopefully when Kiss My Ass drops, Jadakiss will stick to the mixtape flow and not the "song for the chicks" music.

The Re-Up Gang Minus Sandman ...?

Sandman "Anchor" from IMC Productions on Vimeo.

Sandman "Anchor"
New solo video from Sandman for the song title "Anchor".

Apparently the Re-Up Gang is no more. Well Sandman says he's out based on the newly released album, Clipse Present "The Re-Up Gang".

Even though he's not apart of the group now, from what he's saying, he may re-join for future projects. There isn't any comments from Clipse or Ab Liva but we will keep you posted.

To be honest, I would have left the group also if we put an album out like that. The "We Got It 4 Cheap" series was great and I'm sure all Re-Up Gang fans were waiting for a Re-Up album, but all we got was a "cut and paste" album that should have been titled, "Best of We Got It 4 Cheap".

"When it comes to my music, dog, this is what I love," said Sandman Tuesday afternoon. "I'm not tryin' to be a god-damned architect or nothin', or else I'd put my time into that. When you have a movement like the Re-Up Gang, something that came out of nowhere that was turned into a cult following, I just don't see how people dropped the ball on the last project. So it didn't make sense for me to stick around if shit ain't in my best interest."

"I could be bitter. You know how this shit normally looks. But I'm a G, Cannons Inc. is real, and I'm not runnin' around not talkin' no shit. I'm forever the Inc or The Re-Up Gang. The Re-Up Gang ain't goin' nowhere, and after I blow, niggas are gonna wanna do reunion albums and all that, but right now, [no]. I feel like they think that the Re-Up is all from them, the success of it."

Check to listen to the Sandman radio interview.

Classic Nike Air Terra Humara

These classic Kicks are due for a comeback. I don't have a release date for them yet, but be sure that these will be coming in other colorways. Better grab you a pair because I sho will.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Ohh Girl !!!!


Raphael Saadiq Feat. Jay-Z - Oh Girl (Remix)
Mr. Saadiq's album, The Way I See It, scheduled to be released September 16th is on my list of things to get. Anyway, this track sounds good and kind of reminds me of relationship weather (Baltimore rain, wind, and quick sprints to the car to quickly turn on the heat). Check it out and leave comments on what you think.