my homie KID CUDI had a mixtape release party, sponsored by 10 DEEP and FOOLS GOLD at the RED BULL LOFT. it was a PLAIN PAT production, so you have to know the music is the truth. i’m so excited for CUDI, can’t wait for the world to love him as much as we do in little new york city.
CUDI asked me to introduce him, and i was a little nervous. KANYE had just showed up and the crowd was going berzerk. anyways, here is how it went.
*SADE, ELLE, MIMI, JAE, & COOL CHRIS.
*never not working.
*MICKEY FACTZ and I had a freestyle cipher. come on fam, you know who won. starts with V and rhymes with MASHTIE.
*COOL CHRIS and SABEL (back in town, finally!!!)
*WENDY NITROLICIOUS is always styling on you.
*working the crowd.
*CUDI killed it.
*me, ELLE taking a flick.
*a TRINI sandwich with ATL in the middle. FERRIS, ELLE-INGTON.NET and me.
*ELLE, me, and S DOT.
*EMILE (super producer), WENDY NITRO, CUDI and me.xo, vashtie!
we kicked off our first party at SANTOS with a big bang. NAS came through and later, BUSTA made an appearance. it was madness. that venue is the flyest thing in NYC right now. it makes me feel like what i imagine new york was like in the 80′s!*MIKE (FRANK 151)(i’m only in a lot of these flicks bc i broke my camera and ELLE was photographer for the evening).*ELLE and TIP.*GRACE, the bestest mentor i’ve had thus far.*CHRISTIAN (FRANK 151).*NAS and ELLE-INGTON.*ANNA BANANA.*RAUL and S DOT.*NAS and BUSTA (what it is right now).*MR.PINK and RAUL.*S DOT and OSCAR WILD.*even my boy from ALBANY, DAVE, came through. i’ve known him for like 15 years and i don’t get to see the lad enough! check out his mustache tattoo on his fingers.the party was insane. wish you all can make it next time.
it takes me a super long time before i can become friends with someone because i am a weirdo, but when ELLE was first assisting me during an editing session she broke out all these amazing jokes and won me over. at one point she referenced this AMAZING documentary on HBO about junkies in relationships – “DOPE SICK LOVE”.
i had first watched this when i was living with ACE BOON aka EARSNOT. he and his whole derel boy crew would chill in our living room and watch tv. he called me out to see it, saying “it’s hilarious”. i thought he was being mean since drug addiction is no laughing matter and we have a lot of friends addicted to one thing or another—but he was indeed right.
despite the seriousness of the content, the doc is ridiculously hilarious. to anyone who has seen it and agrees, you will appreciate this one…“MY BELONGINGS!!!!!!!!!!!” the light kick in the butt that sends MICHELLE in a dramatic tumble will make you fall out.
(the filmmakers made the video private, so i couldn’t embed it)
*JUNIOR SANCHEZ and JOEL MADDEN.the shoot was easy breezey and JUNIOR, JOEL and BENJI were such sweethearts. the day was going great until the casting director came with some girls that didn’t meet my requirements or JOEL’s. my vision was a simple (believable) girl that he would be interested in. some of the girls that came from casting looked like they had just been featured in “girls gone wild”. i searched far and wide for a simple, beautiful girl…until a suggestion was made and the most unlikely girl became the “love interest”.
*BENJI’s guitar solo.*cameo shots, BRYCE and AHMEEK.*BENJI and PARIS.
*SAMANTHA brought her fly crew and her adorable little sister.
*party scene.*directing or posing or something.*we’re starting a band and i’m playing the tambourine.*the crews combine.*ANNA the great.*seriously, it was the easiest to work with this dudes. JOEL was so patient and cool as a fan.
*JOSH “J-O” MADDEN, stylist extraordinaire and all around cool guy.*i couldn’t turn down a dare when ROB said we should smoke some cigars. i haven’t smoked a cigar since i was 5. yes, you heard me right. my crazy, drunk, west indian dad thought it would be funny if i smoked cigars…and also sipped heinikens. no wonder i’m so crazy! anyways, cigars taste like looseleaf paper soaked in urine – not appetizing.i can’t wait until i can show you guys the video itself. next post will be stills from the video. i’m so siked. the video looked amazing…v$
ok, so…this was the 2nd time hosting a party at THE WYNN’s BLUSH LOUNGE. ROB made sure i brought a dress and didn’t arrive in jeans and sneakers (which i would have preferred). it was a madhouse in there. JUNIOR dj’ed and BENJI rolled through with PARIS. i also met PEREZ HILTON, who was very nice. SAMANTHA FRUITION and VASHA also came to hang…it was fun.
*CIROC was flowing like agua. i stuck with champers.
*VASHA and some random older couple who stuck out like sore thumbs!
*ANNA and HAM.
*SAMANTHA showed love…and was dressed to kill, as always.
saturday morning we landed in the city of sin. we checked in to our nice rooms at the WYNN, had a brief production meeting and met my amazing DP BRANDON COX. after, tried to kick it at the pool…10 minutes later i was alerted that our location (the HARDWOOD SUITE at the PALMS) was available for scouting. so, we ran over there…
*i could marry this bed.
*it was 100 degrees out, but surprisingly not painful.
OFF TO THE HARDWOOD SUITE at THE PALMS…
*yes, a basketball court in the two floor suite. there were also 3 queen sized beds behind doors that pulled out on the court! there were so many rooms and crazy bathrooms in there, it was crazy!