Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

UK rocks the spot....hip hop hooray!

I was on MySpace this week and saw an advert for a gig in London. But, not just any ol' gig...hip hop legend KRS One will be playing a one-off London gig at The Forum with Marley Marl on June 17th!?!

That is one ill combination. You all know KRS and his BDP crew, but remember Marley Marl..."Marley Scratch" and the classic "Sucker DJs"? Oooh. Old skool!

DIMPLES D lyrics

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Saturday, May 26, 2007

My Nike Spiz'ikes hit San Francisco

My first outing in my new Nike Spiz'ikes went well...the combo of four Nike Jordans (III, IV, V and VI) all mashed up with Spike Lee (and his 40 Acres and a Mule) cost me $235 on eBay (vs. a retail of $175), but it satisfied an itch I'd had for a while.

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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Wake me up...please!

This is B-Boy's dream...roaming around in the store room of a top-score sneaker joint. Yes, it's pretty well-known since the 90s; yes, hoardes of collectors have mined it; yes, there's still stuff in there to buy. Diggin' in the crates, yo!

Psst: name that tune I dropped in the me your guesses...

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

adidas Urban Collection, 2007

Nice things happen when you're out and about and have an open mind (you don't need The Secret for that lil' titbit!)...last weekend I got my haircut and I always pile into the adidas Originals store afterwards for a 'butchers'. It's next door so it's gotta be done. ;-)

After snapping a few pics of the electric blue adidas BMX bike propped up in the corner Megan, the manager (?), came up for a chat and invited me to the Urban 2007 party tonight. Cool!

Anyway, I went with Ja and BB and with a beer in hand I got chatting to Al, the tennis coach cum actor from TX/NY, and Barbara, (who I nicknamed Barb'), a beautiful Portuguese TV journalist. Fantastic! Later, after the party, we all hung out at a place called Parc on Hollywood. Not my scene, but we got in ok thanks to Al's name-dropping. The doorman asked: "How can I help you...?", as we stood at the entrance way. I'd heard doorman were kinda stoopid, but that question really takes the biscuit! ;-)

All in all, a good night out with some new friends.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

MTV and Run's House....sad...!

Man, this semi-scripted show is kinda embarrassing! It's not spontaneous like The Osbournes, which has won Emmys. The best thing about the show is Vanessa, Run's eldest daughter ;-) Hot!

The episode I saw was about the daughters deciding that they needed to launch a sneaker range for girls..."Daddy has the whole Run Athletics thing".

What?...I didn't know the Arthur Ashe sneakers are part of Run's empire. Makes me think of Pro-Keds which is part of Damon Dash's business.

Pastry sneakers
Girls' sneakers? Run is pissed off and moans: "Put your job's on the line...stick your neck out!" The saving grace of the show is Russell Simmons. His phone call with Rasheed who 'runs' the Ashe sneaker brand was funny - lots of bleeping...he bitched him out: "Keep focused...That's bullshit...I'll give the girls one chance...Bzzzz." He hung up on Rasheed! Hahah. But, I think I'd be abrasive if I thought time was being wasted after achieving so much success as an entrepreneur. Check this Business Week article about Russell Simmons.

Psst: Arthur Ashe sneakers are kinda one's selling them on eBay and no one's buying them either...well, I tried to sell the ones I won in a competition and no one was interested! Pah! Update: I see that the dope 'We Sold Out' crew have Run Candy and Voodoo shoes in stock...hmmm, might help give that brand some hype.

Maxim Magazine
Oh, what's the hot pic got to do with this blog posting? Run's 21-year old daughter is a Ford model and she shocked her dad when she told him she would be posing for sexy men's magazine 'Maxim'. Daddy's response?

"My daughter is in Maxim magazine. She has to wear a bathing suit. Oh, Jesus.

She said, 'Daddy, I have to be in Maxim magazine.' I said, 'Can I come to the photo shoot?' She said no, so I sent Angela, my youngest daughter to go and watch.

I'm just trying to make sure I can keep my kids guided correctly and let them have a fun time at the same time.

Sometimes it's hard to let go. You have to close your eyes and hope for the best. I've seen the photos, but haven't seen the magazine, it hasn't made it's way into the house, (but) I'm open."

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