What’s up TSL Nation! Hollywood here! So my good homie and TSL stylist Miss Style Eyes has a created a new series called The Fashion Chronicles where she showcases particular styles and trends throughout the decades starting from modern day. This week, Miss Stlye Eyes brought it back to the 80s.
“I upped the ante and added the classic acid wash jeans. I purchased a high waisted look because this was all the rage in this decade and has made a significant comeback! I added the striped top to balance out the lightness of the jeans and also plastic jewelry for the true Madonna effect. I added edgy shoes in a nude color to balance the bottom half of the look. I made the look truly pop with a Barbie Pink boom box and stood like John Cusack in Say Anything – a classic 80’s movie. Peep the scene and you could get the entire outfit and look at Love Culture!!”- Miss Style Eyes
Whoever Kanye West has as his PR/marketing firm is a beast for this guerilla marketing tactic. Last week, Kanye sent out a message to his nine million plus followers on twitter announcing that he would be debuting a “new song and visual” from his new album across the globe on 66 buildings. Today it was revealed and here is some footage of the visual someone had taken from NYC!!
19-year-old UK ‘sole’ sensation, Elli Ingram, came across my radar just last night and I knew I had to share her oh so sexy rendition of Kendrick Lamar’s “Poetic Justice” with the rest of TSL nation. Just imagine Corinne Bailey Rae and/or Adele with a little more ‘umph’.
Side Note: I loved the “Yawk Yawk Yawk” insert at 2:28 from Kendrick’s “m.A.A.d city” track. Clever.
Hey Young World!!! Special thanks to everyone who came to the last SOLEFULL SOIREE at the Foundation Room and made it a huge success. The House of Blues wants TSL for another Soiree and this time, we’re taking over Thursday night on February 21st. Come through and purchase our brand spankin’ new Winter Collection and celebrate with us for an incredible night filled with LIVE MUSIC, LIVE ART, and LIVE PEOPLE.
Last week, I stumbled upon a flyer for the All Girls Everything Tour featuring Nina Sky & DJ Roxy Cottontail at the Middle East in Cambridge, and best believe I jumped at the opportunity to see my Puerto Rican dancehall twins back in action. I went home, bought a ticket and then it hit me: I haven’t heard from Nina Sky since they teamed up with Reggaeton All-Stars, NORE and Daddy Yankee, for “Oye Mi Canto” in 2006. Yea, remember that?
So I did a little homework before I headed to the show and let me tell you, “your favorite twins” have moved on to a whole. ‘Notha. Level. Electro! And I have to say, I approve of the genre swing.
Their performance was nostalgic and full of energy and their new look is nothing less than fierce. I’ve never wanted a leather moto jacket more than I do now. Anyways, I’ll do you all the favor of providing you with their FREE album download link right HERE!
Make sure to check out their website, www.ninaskyhigh.com, their instagram (yourfavoritetwins) their facebook, twitter, youtube, WHATEVER! Just make sure you re-acquaint yourself NinaSky.
Hey young world! Hollywood here with some new music to kick off your Monday and bump too! Today’s TSL Mixtape Monday feature is rapper Consequence’s newly released “Movies On Demand” mixtape. Cons is back and this is the 4th installment off the popular series. Beats are so Solefull! Check it out!!!
Hey young world! Hollywood here and I’m back with another mixtape gem to get your Monday going! I’m about to take it back to Wale’s breakout mixtape, “A mixtape About nothing”. This creative mixtape was inspired by the all time classic sitcom “Seinfeld”. For those who may not know this, Wale is actually an avid fan of the show! This is clealy apparent as the mixtape is filled with samples from the show as well as frequent references to jokes and catch phrases from the series. Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays the character Elaine Benes in Seinfeld, also appears on the mixtape. Enjoy!!!
DISCLAIMER: I may be WAY late on the Gizmo hype, but isn’t the saying “better late than never”?
Last week, at our Solefull Soiree, my ears were blessed with the sweet sweet sounds of Gizmo. I didn’t know it at the time, but what I was actually swaying my hips to was the sound of an accomplished Berklee bassist and music director who has worked with musical genius such as Talib Kweli, Bilal and Lalah Hathaway by the tender age of 21.
All I knew was that I struck iTunes GOLD! The next day, I was all over the web searching for that man in the over-sized, black-rimmed glasses and stumbled over YouTube video after video of live enlightened music. I say “enlightened” because his blend of Jazz, Latin, Hip Hop, Rock and spoken word sum up to create a genre of soul I can’t quite place into one existing musical category.
As a soldier in the war to bring back good music, I saw it as my duty to educate the rest of TSL nation about this gem that dwells within our own city . Fortunately for us, his debut album Red Balloons dropped in October and offers us his first showcase as a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. So, if you know what’s good for you, you’ll be searching “Gizmo” in your iTunes or Amazon search bar as soon as you finish watching the video below.
I strongly encourage you to check out www.GizmoSound.com and take the time to read the man’s bio. Not only is it crazy impressive, but his explanation of his inspiration for Red Balloon will make you appreciate the sound that much more.
If you’re hip and hopped on the Gizmo train ages ago, please feel free to share your thoughts, favorite songs, Gizmo trivia, etc in the comment section below. If this is your first time listening, thank me later.
” ‘Lift Me Up’ exemplifies Gizmo’s ability to condense his disparate influences into a soulful marvel of a gem. ‘The song is reflective of a place where most of us have been, in terms of questioning what decision to make and where we’re going to end up’. “ -Gizmo Bio, www.GizmoSound.com
Because of your support, 2012 was an incredible year for TSL and we’re even more motivated to make 2013 our best year yet! As a token of our appreciation, we’re excited to be bringing you another edition of TSL’s SOLEFULL SOIREE and this time, it will be at the Foundation Room located inside the legendary HOUSE OF BLUES! Join us on SATURDAY JANUARY 19TH for a night featuring Boston’s best TALENTED ARTISTS performing LIVE ORIGINAL MUSIC and LIVE ART. The TSL Winter/Holiday Collection will also be on SALE at our POP UP SHOP!
Hey young world! Hollywood here and today’s Solefull mixtape feature is a throwback from Toronto’s rising star Rochelle Jordan! Last summer, this talented R&B songstress blessed our eardrums with her mixtape/free-album PRESSURE. The 12 track project was entirely written by Jordan herself as well as entirely produced by KLSH. If you are a 90s baby and fan of the 90s R&B movement, then this mixtape is definitely for you! Check it out! If you like what you hear, you could also check her out on Monday Jan. 14 at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA! She will be performing there with Jessie Ware!
Also, checkout her latest single “Impossible” below! Too dope!!!