Wednesday, January 28, 2009

TWO WORDS....IN-SANE!!!!!!

1 of 1....Bape x Spongebob Croc Skinned-Stas...damn u Pharrell....DAMN U!! lol

-Mercy

DEDICATION or CRAZY?!?!

So Im in Circuit City today checking out the "going out of business" sales (which are weak by the way), and this dude taps me as I was rocking the fuck out to the new Peter, Bjorn & John single, "Nothing To Worry About", that was a BIG no-no. Anyway he asks me how long ago did I get my camo Bape snowboard jacket, he explains that he was really into Bape. I mean, anyone who is a friend of Bape is a friend of Mercy right, so we continue talking. His name was Miguel, now I thought I was a huge fan.....until he shows me this....
....Miguel my friend, u have my OG jacket beat!!! LOL...i tip my hat to you.

- Mercy

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Lets Stop with the Clip-ons and Pre-Tied shit Dude!!

here we go From my favorite Magazine Complex ,For all yal Clip-on tie wearers and Pre-tied Bowtie Wearers. The Regular tie one is super easy i Prefer a winsor Knot myself. and as for the bowtie i know its like mission Impossible to find self-tie Bowties so Heres where i Shop 
 http://www.thetiebar.com/categoryPages/BowTies.asp







This Is Pete Hype Signing off.....Stay Classy......World.

Friday, January 23, 2009

yes!!!!!!! JoaQuin Phoenix Is Here to save hip Hop!!

My Man J.Phoenix in Vegas Spitting that fire!!!!, funny thing is that the beat aint that bad..Im sure Diddy will use his best ghost writters to make this album a hit (nes,Babs..watch out!!)

and For you so calleD Peformers you need to step you game up. this is how you exit stage Bitch!!!





-Pete

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hair Down Exclusive

here is a super duper freshmen exclusive!!!!! its a rehearsal Version of hair Down.... Enjoy!!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Louis Vuitton x Stephen Sprouse Collection

                         Pic Courtesy of Mercy

Louis Vuitton is "Sprouse-ing" up their SoHo Flagship boutique on Greene Street to celebrate the new collaboration. The store front will be wrapped in a neon orange graffiti vinyl (as seen above), as for the interior, how does neon graffiti over black brick wall sound? Definitely not your mothers' Louis Vuitton! The entire collection, which features bags, t-shirts, boots, shoes, as well as the much talked about $8,250 dollar skateboard and LV monogram trunk (which only 3 where made) was available today. The complete worldwide launch will be Feb. 2, though the Sprouse Rose motif will be in Louis Vuitton stores worldwide Friday the 10th. More pics of the items below. Enjoy!
      





Via WWD.com


-Mercy

Pete Hypes "Lady of The Moment"





So here she is!!!! my first lady of the moment for 2009. i was watching her on t.v. last night and I think to myself "yea she's hot" she's a Milf, she plays the piano and she was even the mayor of her town for a while!!!! Here she is everybody...........Lois Griffin.....Lol

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

WTf!?!?!?!?!?! Mcqueen & Target!?!?!? TARGET!?!?!?!


As Isaac Mizrahi’s final collection for Target cycles through stores, the retailer is unveiling plans for a new fashion initiative. Target in March will launch Designer Collaborations, which is aimed to be an ongoing program that will bring a series of established designers to the masses at low prices. Designer Collaborations is a separate program from Target’s Go International, which focuses on young or emerging designers and, in the past, has featured names such as Proenza Schouler, Luella Bartley, Behnaz Sarafpour, Rogan and Richard Chai. Industry sources have estimated that Go International does more than $100 million in annual sales.  The launch collaboration will be with Alexander McQueen, who will create a version of his McQ collection, called McQ Alexander McQueen for Target. “Both programs are geared toward our trend-minded guests who are always on the hunt for the newest and hottest looks at an affordable price,” said Trish Adams, senior vice president of Target. “Designer Collaborations is another way in which Target brings an emporium of designers to our guests. This specific McQ Alexander McQueen for Target collection does have the potential to skew toward a slightly older guest compared to some of our other designer collections.”  The retailer said additional Designer Collaborations are planned. Each collection will be available in stores for a limited time.  Participating designers will draw inspiration from a muse, creative element or collaborative partner. McQueen chose as his muse Leila Moss, the lead singer of The Duke Spirit, a British band known for mixing noise rock and grunge in the late Eighties and early Nineties. Moss’ style gave the line its rock ’n’ roll-punk vibe and hip-Brit accents. “We believe Designer Collaborations will appeal to our fashion-forward guests as well as possibly attract new customers who are fans of Alexander McQueen and McQ,” Adams said.  McQueen, who established his secondary line, McQ Alexander McQueen, last year, said at the time that it’s “younger and more renegade [than the main collection], but always signature McQueen.” McQ Alexander McQueen for Target will feature lightweight sweaters, skinny jeans, bubble dresses, slim skirts and cuffed shorts. Signature pieces include a coated cotton poplin black trench, a rock ’n’ roll gray denim cropped studded jacket, a men’s wear-inspired tuxedo blazer and a color-blocked one-shoulder dress with bubble hem. The collection also will include swimwear and cotton voile print scarves. Price points were not yet available. The collection has a muted color palette of black, white, gray and tan with accents of cobalt blue and bright pink. Studs and mesh give items an edge. For example, a chambray sleeveless shirtdress has stud detailing, there’s a mesh wrap dress and an open yarn zipper cardigan. Graphic prints and silk-screen photographs give tunics, dresses and T-shirts visual interest. The Leila silk-screen T-shirt with a necklace collar was designed for The Duke Spirit lead singer, while other band members are immortalized on a sleeveless jersey T-shirt. A sateen strapless pleat dress in a tattoo print of mermaids, dice and anchors is an example of McQueen’s penchant for pairing feminine fabrics with tough details — in this case, a studded leather belt.  “The McQ Alexander McQueen for Target collection will be supported with an advertising strategy designed to drive buzz and traffic via innovative out of home, online, national magazines and e-mail,” Adams said.

This is Brought to you by Pete 
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Thursday, January 1, 2009

All NIghtmare Long!!

LUCK RUNS OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy new years yal!!! my gift to you is the video for Metallicas "All NightMAre Long"
Dont watch it late at night!!!!


Mercy's Top 10 Albums of 2008

2008 was a weird year for music people say. I say it was a weird year for the music BIZ not actual music...there were alot of dope albums this year. Im upset I cant put em all up.


10. T.I. - Paper Trail
T.I. came back admist all the legal troubles and a subpar "T.I. vs. T.I.P" album. He pretty much semented his place amongst the tops in hip hop. "Swagger Like Us" was the BEST rap track this year. I dont wanna hear the word "swagger" in 2009....at all!!!! LOL T.I. also had two of the highest charting singles this year with "Living Ya Life" feat. Rihanna and "Whatever You Like".
Other Notable Tracks: "Swing Ya Rag" feat. Swizz Beatz, "What's Up, What's Happening"


9. Santogold- Santogold
When I first heard of her it was in some Diplo mix and i was hooked. Check out the EP, I was hooked. Waited for the self titled debut album, again.....I was hooked. Santogold's music was no genre, its a term that I like to call "alternative heat"!!
Notable Tracks- L.E.S. Artistes, You'll Find A Way, Shove It


8. Vampire Weekend- Vampire Weekend
"Kids Don't Stand A Chance" is my shit!!!!!!!! This is such a fun album. I KNOW everyone has heard "A-Punk" and you probably didnt even know it. Listen to the album.....now! 'Nuff said!
Other notable tracks- Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (Illest song title for 2008), Walcott


7.  Raphael Saadiq- The Way I See It
I was ready to get my hair conked to the side, throw on a double breasted pinned stripped suit and head to the Cotton Club when i heard this album! Raphael Saadiq channels his inner 50's lounge singer on his latest effort. This is genuine Motown-esque music. Sam Cooke must be smiling right now. Oh, peep Hov on "Oh Girl" (Remix) too!
Other notable tracks- Sure Hope You Mean It, 100 Yard Dash


6. The-Dream- Love/Hate
The-Dream is a hell of a songwriter. He has a nack for writing a hit song, he has many, MANY hit records that he penned for other artist. Now, we have a album full of his own. The structure of the album is dope also, almost ever track continues seemlessly from the last, making for smooth listening. And I checked my iTunes, I listened to The-Dream's album 46 times!!
Notable Tracks- Fast Car, She Needs My Love, Purple Kisses, Falsetto


5. N.E.R.D- Seeing Sounds
Pete and I agree. This is N.E.R.D.'s best album. Hands down. The sounds and structure of the songs made this one of my favorite albums. There live show is mean!!! Why this album was overlooked....I have no clue. But take my word...its CRAZY!!!! And the video for my favorite song "Sooner Or Later" is my favorite video of 2008.
Other Notable Tracks- "Anti-Matter", "Love Bomb", "Spaz"


4. Q-Tip- The Renaissance
THE....BEST....HIP-HOP....ALBUM...THIS YEAR....PERIOD!!!!! The Abstract returned with this scorther that he produced entirely except for 2 tracks. Tip is the fucking man! "Getting Up" was on the most played song this year for me. I couldnt get enough it the song, or this album.
Notable Tracks- "Move", "We Fight/Love" feat. Raphael Saadiq", "Official"


3. Kanye West- 808's and Heartbreak
This is the one album upon hearing it....i hated it! I was disappointed. I mean...Autotune? 'Ye singing? I was intregired yet turned off at the same time. One day, I dont know what I was doing, what I was going through but I was listening to it and it all made sense. The songs, though lyrically simple, had an impact as you can hear the pain, the stress Mr. West was going through. He made an album that strikes human emotion and suddenly the megastar Kanye seemed human. "Heartless" is my shit!
Notable Tracks- "Say You Will", "Welcome To Heartbreak" feat. Kid Cudi, "Paranoid"


2. Coldplay- Viva La Vida
".....since Parachutes been a fan of Coldplay."....oh where was I? Yes, I remember hearing Viva La Vida for the first time and thinking, yo somebody need to RAP over some of these tracks!! You can definetly hear the hip hop influence in this album. Chris Martin never fails to impress me as a songwriter. It is in my mind there most complete and interesting album to date. The album artwork is also my favorite this year.
Notable Tracks- "Lovers In Japan", "Violent Hill", "Lost!"


Mercy's Number 1 Album of 2008 is........


Radiohead- In Rainbows
Sonically....this album is perfect. Lyrically...this album is perfect. Lead man Thom Yorke and the gang put this album out for free download only to later sell it as a regular release. Clicque or not...this album left me speechless. My words wouldnt do the album review any justice, you MUST listen to it for yourself. It is an event!
Notable Tracks- "Nude", "Weird Fishes/Arpeggi", "Jigsaw Falling Into Place", "House Of Cards"

Hope you enjoyed The FreshMen's music choices for 2008. Peace...and have a Happy New Year!!!!

-Mercy