by Ben Baller on December 13, 2011
for real though
I can’t believe it’s been a year already!
I mean, next weekend is christmas! DAMN!
I AIN’T EVEN STARTED ANY SHOPPING!
but you wanna know what I did start?
A WHOLE LOTTA SHIT!
I have never got this many emails or texts about our custom jewelry since we were making pieces for Jonas…. almost a year ago it was the Koi fish piece, this time it’s Pusha T’s Keys…. so we’re going to continue on with his next piece which is the “Jack” logo from his brand Play Cloths
that’s not even the complete wax either….. trust me this shit is gonna go hard body!
so it was a rest and relax and work weekend. more jesus pieces, more orders and no going out anywhere….
and speaking of that Koi fish….
that shit is crazy….. speaking of custom pieces,
TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY WE CAN MAKE A CUSTOM PIECE IN TIME FOR X-MAS!
so put your order in NOW!
I am ending this Jesus piece and store inventory sale next week on friday because I leave town to the Bay to spend time with my fam….. so get it in now for real or go back to the normal prices…. (next sale is Valentines Day)
on Saturday it was my nephews birthday and he got his swag on EARLY!
my cousin is seriously one of the best dudes I know… so happy for him and his beautiful family. I swear to god, even though he’s younger, his steps have been wiser than mine without all the mistakes I made. this life I live currently couldn’t have happened without him.
that cake was fucking delicious too! chocolate with white frosting. YEAHHHH BUDDY
my uncle was there chillin…. he was the man responsible for all this IF shit. for real though, without him laying the blueprint down, we’d be maybe owning a liquor store somewhere in the hood… NNOTT! (borat voice)
now I’ve seen vintage diamond rings before, but if this ain’t clowning?????
6 individual 1 carat solitaire studs! haha! I think it was set in platinum too!
my uncle is a boss with a capital G!
then there was a magician who did a bubble show
but what killed me is my nephew came out in his 4th outfit change….
good times with family
went home and me and nic passed out! I took some allergy medicine and that shit ruins me every time I take it. I’m just done for a good 16 hours after.
I woke up too early and real sluggish to head over to make some grills for my boy DJ MANO and Kanye crew…. talked to my boy Mike Dean who I ain’t seen in 13 years! took care of some work at my store and then I watched my bum ass raiders get the dog shit kicked out of them and I couldn’t really say shit to my lil homies Ryan Grant and Charles Woodson because they’re doing what any NFL player would do….. this time I couldn’t watch to the finish, I had to turn that shit off and hit Target up
then it was time to WATCH THE THRONE!
thank you for the VIP tunnel entrance parking too…. “who’s list are you on?” “I’m on Kanye West’s list” “oh… yes you are, drive down please”
walked into the dressing room and chilled out with the fam and they were blowing on some real legit OG kush and we had catering, Veuve and all types of refreshments? we were G.O.O.D.
Nic rocking Mano’s very ultra super rare Chanel frames and then IBN’s jewelry set up
it was time to walk to the stage and we sat right in front of the stage where the family and friend of jay and ye sat…. it was like a re-union…. shout out to my peeps, Kdia, Ricky, John Monopoly, Don C, Jermaine Dupri, Brian P, Hit Boy, Lake Bell, Pharrell, Nas, Anthony Mandler, Nick Hogan, Jay Brown, Tah Tah, Hollywood Holt, my diamond life fam, my platinum motorsport fam and Lupe Fiasco….
right from Jump Nas showed me mad love and we chopped it up throughout the night, he wants to get some more jewels done, so maybe next year you’ll see a new piece….. I got love from Pharrell and we talked briefly about Pusha’s new Keys and then his VVS1 cuban link hurt my eyes…. so I walked away
now honestly, one thing that was dope off top, no openers, right into it and fuck the world…..
no cameos when they easily for at least LA, NYC and Chicago shoulda had cameos
and they could have cut out a lot of the bullshit promo shit to push the WTT album but of course they had to…. and another things, mad hits or not, god damn the show was 2 hours and 30 minutes long and I’ve seen both of these guys so many times… I been on tour with jay before, so I don’t know… I think I’m just old and boring now. I was not necessarily forced into going, I had to support my boy Mano, but I had to force Nic to go, I had 2 really great tickets, but twitter didnt work inside with shitty ass ATT, so I didn’t even use my 2 extra tickets that were 6th row from the front stage, I’m talking $1,000 tickets smh
they finished the show with Ni**as in Paris and they performed it 12 times. I knew it was gonna be over 5 because it was LA and the homey Hit Boy was there (mad love, that was dope that yeezy shouted you out crazy)
after the 4th time I wanted to kill myself, like I said, if they did this and cut out like 30 minutes or more of the show? it woulda been all good…. but man I was tired as hell.
we dapped up everyone and did the 57 fake outside the tunnel
woke up with stupid work and stupid deliveries and the shit is carrying over to today, so I had to partially write this blog late last night and finish it this morning smh
back to work
mad love to everyone who really actually reads what my ass does on these boring ass weekends.