Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Gil Scott Heron- "Home is where the Hatred Is"

...Honestly for the past year and a 1/2 I wake up singing this song in my head...the metaphorical nature of this song is beyond amazing...

Dope Boy! Dope Boy!

...Back home and it feels pretty good...NY was cool...got to see my nephews and my god-daughter...I love the kids...other than that it was business as usual...Sorry bout the "Black Folks" video delay, it will be out soon on a "much larger scale"...Ha!...BDS picking up...it's working..."High Society Life got the whole world eyeing it..." Make sure ya'll check out Torch's new site www.beerandfashion.blogspot.com...Lotta shit in the pipeline right now I wish I could blurt out...you guys would just have to stick around and see...had some great convo's last week with some interesting people...they keep telling me it's bout to happen... they keep telling me to stay focused...they keep telling me its finally my time...i hope they are right!...Not for nothing that Black Eye Peas song "Boom Boom Boom" is my new favorite shit...alongside the Dj Class & Kanye West joint "I'm The Shit"...yea thats really all i've heard that i've been bumping...Somebody kept stressing to me to "play the game, dont let the game play you"... hmmmm...I been on a reading overload lately...like 2 books a week...getting my mind prepared for the bullshit...and the bullshit has already begun...on all levels...but thats neither here nor there...I've been on some super design shit lately... just driving through the streets of NY...looking at buildings...looking at people...designs and styles just been streaming through my head like crazy...time to put these thoughts into actual products and into peoples lives...Ha! that sounded like an infomercial...Dope For President coming SOOOOON! Ha! It's back to my mission.

Monday, March 30, 2009

I Been Hustlin...

I been on the run these past few weeks and I must say it feels fucking awesome...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wisdom God...

Thich Nhat Hanh is an amazing writer...check out his work.



GIl Scot Heron "Pieces Of A Man"

...slowly becoming my favorite artist EVER!

Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo "Knock You Down"

Nice video...small cameo by *DoPE*

Sunday, March 22, 2009

State Of Grace...

"...Remind yourself, nobody built like you-you designed yourself...I agreed I said, my one of a kind self..." -"Dreams" Jay-Z

Had a good week...1st time at SxSW was pretty cool...met some cool people...tore down some stages...made some connects... laughed with my niggas...laughed at some niggas...saw some good ass performances...lost my voice...got a lil sick...my nephew was born friday night...Torch took the best pictures...Cracked alot of jokes! Joking kept me sane this week...My outfits did damage...my briefcase was the talk of the town...my Keith Haring t-shirt was the business...my red loafers got abused...Ody managed to keep his white loafers SPOTLESS! Bingy had a blonde streak in his mohawk...Kinda dope...I've been on a happy streak for the past few months...I got the best quotes on my twitter page (www.twitter.com/dopeboyc)...Mano bodied me with that MCM briefcase (check the pic above)...New York all next week..."Black Folks" video is A-FUCKING-MAZING! Trust me it's worth the wait...Oh yeah, "Black Folks" getting spins on NATIONAL radio now...It's Deeper Than Rap! word to Ross...Dope For President is gonna silence all criticism...Ha! Aiit i'm goin off a lil too much...I love my life...HA! Words of the wise- Believe 1/2 of what you see and none of what you hear...I'm Helen Keller to all that gossip and hearsay...but uhm, yeah...Can't wait to see my nephews this week...Hopefully i'm back healthy by tomor...NY all this week...lotta work...lotta good shit coming up...THE WORLD IS YOURS! Master your high...Study your math...Knowledge of self is key...Dope For President 2010! Ha!


How I'm Feeling...

Niggaz is fuckin crazy... knowhati’msayin?
Hell yeah man
Word... you know how niggaz be bitin and shit
Niggaz be bitin mad styles n shit from niggaz man
Yeah, no doubt
That’s what I be hatin man, I can’t stand a fuckin bitin ass nigga
Wanna use your lines all ahead of time
Before you even get a chance, to shine on your own shit
True, nah niggaz be killing me though son because
Yaknow, they be take be comin with your words and shit
They hear you say one word then here they come with the word
Tryin to flip it and bounce it on some bullshit
Yeah, yeah
Not sounding right first of all and shit
Yaknowhati’msayin? boom, but then you got niggaz son on the real
Yaknowhati’msayin? niggaz niggaz niggaz niggaz is bitin off your
Album cover and shit
Whoa bad enough they biting lines like niggaz killed me
When they came with some nas, niggaz bit offa nas shit!
Word niggaz niggaz niggaz niggaz caught his little album cover move
And then they got wise to that shit
I’m like damn what the fuck man?
It’s like these happy-go-lucky niggaz man when they get on man
They wanna pop a little, a little champagne
Word like I said
Youknowhati’msayin? every few, every time you see em
Youknowhati’msayin? like, c'mon don’t front for me
Yeah man
You gonna play that role play it though
Yo man, it’s like this man, niggaz man
Niggaz know not to fuck around with this shit
I don’t give a fuck how nasty they are
Nah son, let me tell these niggaz somethin god
I don’t want niggaz soundin like me... on no album!
Youknowhati’msayin? for real cause i’ma approach a nigga man
For real man, I don’t want nobody sounding like me man, for real son
No doubt
Bad enough nigga, I don’t want nobody sound like nobody from my clan
Man keep it real, get your own shit man, and be original
Word up
That’s all man
And you’ll be a better man
And you gonna come out on your own
Word up
Whatever how you gonna take it man, fuck it
Word up
-Raekwon & Ghostface Killah "Shark Niggas Interlude"

Friday, March 20, 2009

5 a.m Random Dope...

Somebody says to me today: "Everytime I see you, your just in your own zone. It's like you never leave your world, you live in it. That's the illest shit ever." Ha! Your right...My world is different...

"My Life" -CurT@!n$

"I ain't no hero tryna save the world/ I ain't no weirdo- i'm just in my own world/ I'm just tryna make a way for my homeboys/ and show em its a million ways for them to get doe/ I ain't no crook, I ain't no criminal/ I ain't no coon, I ain't a jigga-boo/ I'm a highly educated individual/ on top of that i'm a real nigga too/ I don't get caught up in gossip/ I just get caught up in watches/ Warhol, Basquiat shit/ my life is a movie- come watch it/ So you could see who I really am/ The nigga who I say I am/ I'm proud to be who I say I am/ Then I gotta thank God, so I say Amen....

...It's my life, my ups and my downs and my faults/ My highs, and my lows, and my rights/ and my wrongs/ Its my song/ that I sing to you/ ITS MY LIFE!"

"My Life" -CurT@!n$

Thursday, March 19, 2009

"On My Way Up" -CurT@!n$

"I'm so left field so I stand out/ never been a nigga with my hand out/ had so many dreams that I can't count/ now look at me now i'm living my plan out/ If shit dont go how I plan out/ it's back to the drawing board, i'll paint out/ one hand wash the other- both wash the face/ but clean my eyes- i gotta watch for snakes/ when niggas talk to me I just watch they traits/ I play with c-notes to get my octaves straight/ "Go School And Learn" is what my pops would say/ but i'm high on life like the rasta's say/ I stay seeing niggas tryna jock my ways/ mezzanine niggas tryna watch my play/ Della B. niggas tryna block my ray/ but I cant stop- no way/ LOOK AT ME NOW!"

-CurT@!n$ "On My Way Up"

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


"What I'm searching for
to tell it straight, I'm trying to build a wall
Walking by myself
down avenues that reek of time to kill
If you see me keep going
be a pass by waver
Build me up, bring me down
just leave me out you name dropper
Stop trying to catch my eye
I see you good you forced faker
Just make it easy
You're my enemy you fast talker

I can say I hope it will be worth what I give up
If I could stand up mean for the things that I believe

What am I here for
I left my home to disappear is all
I'm here for myself
Not to know you
I don't need no one else
Fit in so good the hope is that you cannot see me later
You don't know me
I am an introvert an excavator
I'm duckin' out for now
a face in dodgy elevators
Creep up and suddenly
I found myself
an innovator"
-SantoGold Les Artistes

Knowledge God...

Taz Arnold is the King of all that shit you claiming.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Sessilee Lopez

6 a.m Random...

Currently reading:

Currently Listening to:

"It's A Beautiful Life"- CurT@!n$

"Such a beautiful life/ I just stare up at the stars- Gosh! such a beautiful night/ All i need in this world is my beautiful wife/ and make sure my crew is aiit, then i'm good/ My niggas know I care for em/ 'told Torch i'll be there for him/ Ody know I got a 'mil for him/ tell Water its a kite in the mail for him/ Niggas phoney but my crew know i'm real for em/ Used to play the Vegas strip too young to gamble/ starin at the lights then I became the candle/ plans to make it rich- more money that I could handle/ You see this Fame? Aint nothing I cant handle/ Bingy tellin me that we too strong/ Clark told me keep, keep on/ I don't plan on loosing/ So i just watch my movements/ and try not to smudge my suede Puma's/ High Society Life, got the whole world eyeing it/ jeans sag low- a product of my environment/ I'm from Crown Heights- where niggas dont live to see another day, when I could afford to live a day 2ce/ Switching time zones-a nigga take flights/ a nigga doin good/ cuz a nigga understood/ and a nigga overseen what was written for me/ Breathe!/ Watch how the sun glisten on me/ IT'S A BEAUTIFUL LIFE"

-CurT@!N$ "It's A Beautiful Life"

CurT@!n$: Hip-Hop Official Interview Pt. 2

Thursday, March 12, 2009

*CurtT@!n$* HHO interview.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

25 Random Things About DoPE

1. My favorite color is Orange
2. I collect shopping bags from high end stores
3. I am a cheeseburger connoisseur
4. My magazine/Book collection is bigger than the average newstand
5. I've never drove a day in my life
6. I'm super OCD.
7. I could spend 2 hours on Flickr just looking at random pictures and have the best time ever
8. " I Want to Go Outside In The Rain" by The Stylistics has the highest play count in my itunes
9. I can quote the movie "Belly" line for line from top to bottom
10. I HATE the summer time
11. I used to be outspoken, now I just don't speak. People don't know how to take the truth, so I just laugh at them on the inside
12. I pray more times a day than I could count
13. Best city i've ever been to was Louisville, Kentucky
14. I have 2 build-a-bear's and they both have name brand clothing/accessories
15. At 8 years old I was playing Mozart's Symphony #40 by memory on the piano
16. I have a strange obsession with flowers
17. I hardly ever defend myself (say/think what you want about me, I could care less)
18. I like to play dumb and let people think they are getting over on me, its fun
19. On sundays when i'm free, I ride my bike to the newstand and sit outside at starbucks reading for about 2 hours
20. I'm very guarded
21. I give great advice to people but on the flip side I've barely ever asked for advice from anyone
22. When I was 5 I wanted to be a cop, by the time I turned 6 i knew I was gonna be a rap star
23. I learn a new word everyday
24. I curse alot and I speak very aggressively
25. When you add and subtract the numbers in my birthday, the result is 7/11. How lucky am I?
Ha! Random

Monday, March 09, 2009

Beast Alert!

Balmain Collection

This outfit is SICK!

Christophe Decarnin
Now I dont usually check out womens fashion, but Christophe Decarnin is bodying everything in his path with what he's doing at Balmain. The style is just sick, its nostalgic with a futuristic flair...Damn he needs to hurry up with the menswear collection debuting next January. Props indeed. Balmain is giving Chanel a run for their money for most expensive brand. Jeans run at $1,500.00 and up, while t shirts go up to $3,000.00. Leather biker jackets? forget it at $15,000.00 and up. Baby if I had it, you had it! Ha! Every girl should rock Balmain.

Sunday, March 08, 2009


Nigo and Hiroshi together in a picture? Wow. If you know the history of these two, seeing this iconic picture means so much more. Legends never die.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Kaws: The Long Way Home

My new best bud!

The animals need help!

Defenders of mankind

Hey! I was hungry...

Shhhh! Never mind my friends, they are airheads...

I eventually made it to the Honor Fraser gallery here in LA to check out the Kaws exhibit. Dope shit. Colors are amazing on these pieces.

Keith Haring Book

Just bought this today...

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Dope For President Ep. 4: Malcolm X

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Randomness of DoPE

Ok. So. I cleaned out my entire closet and started from scratch. Why? I was bored. Ha! I twittered way too much this week... www.twitter.com/dopeboyc ...I have on a suit right now and I dont know why...Yeah I know why...cuz I was bored. When i'm bored I do random shit...This post is random...I think I wanna change my number and be invisible to most...I hate this music industry...I think i'm gonna lose a few friends in the next coming months...random rap lyrics get me through my day...Why do I have on this suit?...I look fucking awesome though...I bought a shirt today...stupid people make me cringe, then I laugh at them... Ignorant people make me wanna throw things at them...Am I wrong for only caring about what I care about?...I have a hard time pretending...when you condition someone to think/act a certain way, don't get mad when they keep it up...There's something about the color orange that intrigues me...Am I wrong to not be motivated by money?...Someone told me that money is the end result of hard work...shouldn't change be the end result of EVERYTHING?...Progress anybody?...the 1st thing I do when I wake up now is read a new inspirational quote...I twittered like 10 of my favorite quotes today alone...I think i'm gonna only twitter quotes and rap lyrics...fuck an update...maybe one every here and there...Ok so I'm starting to take to facebook a lil...i'm actually starting to hate myspace...Can you believe that people actually think i'm rude? Ha! I'm probably too fucking nice sometimes...You wanna know rude?...www.myspace.com/torch3fl...Ha! *shot*...my good friend S.B (www.jusflowin.blogspot.com) has impeccable taste...Ok enough with the shout outs...I think I can be the best artist this year... No scratch that, I AM GONNA BE THE BEST ARTIST THIS YEAR!...OK now that I got that out...Seen the trailer? Ha!...Fucking classic...Dope For President is gonna be a classic...Ok enough about music, back to me...shouts to all of my real friends, the very few that I have, I love all you like I love me...Ok so now i'm just rambling...signing off...twitter me! Facebook me! myspace me! email me! BYE!

P.S-I'm fucking pissed I missed NY fashion week (my buddy Lauren got to hang out with Jourdan Dunn on numerous occasions! i'm jealous of her) Ok Enough. Bye.

www.facbook.com ( curtains hsl)

King & Queen of Fashion 2009

Frida Gianni (center) of Gucci

Stefano Pilati (standing) of Yves Saint Laurent
Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent are killing the fashion game right now. As much as people try to hate on the big name brands and say they are over-rated, these 2 brands stand at the top of any discussion about fashion right now. I'm all in.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


Props to Kanye...

I HAD to tip my hat real quick to Kanye West with what he's doing on the design level. Love him, Hate him, whatever, 1st non athlete with a signature Nike shoe? Louis Vuitton collection? C'mon give him a round of applause for even getting these projects off the ground. Note to self- When you see another person doing something positive and constructive, you gotta stop what your doing and give them their just due.