1st Weekend Wrap of 2013…

February 18, 2013 ⋅ by Ben Baller ⋅ 15 comments

damn, it’s been a minute since one of these too huh?

linked up after a long game of phone and text tag that lasted over a year with my dude ASVP Rocky….

that’s a fly motherfucker right there and much love to a real harlem cat walking up in my store in the Slauson way early before he really really blew up…. shout out to my boy Chace for making it happen. we got a couple dope pieces in the queue

so right before the weekend, celebrity Chef who is blowing the fuck up Eddie Huang and Hennessy invited me to a small private dinner up in the Hills….
I recently met Eddie through my manager and he was a fan of my work and I was a big fan of his and so we connected… the dinner was small. like 20 heads… David Choe, Bobby/Ben Hundreds and Lani of Hellz Bellz, Bam (GPPR) and Bee Nguyen and Tammy Lovemade and my boy Sung of Clae was in the house….

that bottle was crazy…. but Eddie is even crazier!

but what was also crazy was that they gave us real money in the red envelopes… nothing big but still a nice gesture and of course the asian lucky #8

the menu was fly…

the venue was fly… I didn’t snap many pics, I feel weird doing that shit in someone else’s mansion….

and the dopest book on the market with 2 limited edition bottles of Henny ain’t bad!
gung hai fat choy!

stopped by to see my big homey and mentor Mister Cartoon to get my chest finally started on and he got down on the lettering like a true G….

it’s so funny and sad at the same damn time to see so many dumb young kids make the dumbest remarks on things they really have no clue about. what’s worse is what people say they would do if they had money or what not. Oh I wouldn’t get that, if I had this or had that. how about shut the fuck up and talk when you’re in the game, until then sit in the stands… the bleacher seats at that! smh. I’m not one for superstitions or jinx’s. I just ain’t that guy. sidebar: I have never fucked anyone over in my life that really didn’t have it already coming to them… but ironically I don’t believe in karma either. anyways…. shout out to my big bro Cartoon for putting the 2 loves of my life on me… I couldn’t have asked for anything more. the lines are straight and clean.
And to the idiots who mention all these youngster tattoo artists who BITE AND STEAL hand styles and letters shouldn’t talk. just be quiet and watch while the OG’s keep getting money. that’s not only my wife’s name, that’s the mother of my first born child and she was always be his mother. too many stereotypes thrown around when I don’t fit one single stereotype that most people try to aim my way….

oh, some kicks?
I got a late birthday gift from the man the myth the legend: Michael Jordan this past week… delivered via his son Marcus Jordan

thank you MJ and MJ for the fresh ass AJ’s

I got the crimson III’s early, but fuck…. I beat them up already and I had no idea how hard it was to land some 88’s… finally got 3 pairs 🙂

but you know who else got me a late birthday gift????

ughhhhh! lol

thank you little homey, because you know I wasn’t paying $2,500 to $3,200 for these!

so I guess now to some jewels… even though we have a lot of things in progress and I haven’t had time to post everything… here’s something small…

so now I am making grills for people I know only. and my boy Sean from Diamond ordered a COLD rose gold grill with the open frames.

I’m going to have to jock his style and make these in yellow gold and ice out the borders on the frame and leave the last 2 teeth fully gold and fully iced out! much love young homey, I love where your mind is at and your position with life. it’s great to see you so positive about life!

so I had some issues thursday night as you might remember from my last post… so I decided to cancel a working trip to houston for the nba all star game and I needed to cool off….
so I posted up with wifey and we hit up Coco Laurent finally and man let me tell you. the place has sooo much fucking potential!!! they will obviously catch a ton of Bottega Louie’s overflow, but damn… I was also disappointed in their food. you can’t be right across the street from a place so awesome and have ok food. smh

the food was nothing to write about…

I can’t be mad when this is my view

they need to step up some of their decor… they need a fly ass chandelier and some crazy accents added… the bar is dope, but it needs to face the street instead of the narrow ass hallway… the patio area is so dope and it could have that parisian feel that it wants to be, but they need work. we’ll see what happens

my moms lives pretty close by so I stopped by to say hi and she blessed me with a sick bottle of cognac

this shit is $200 a shot in a club! lol… thanks mom

and that night my mom took me to Mochica a brand new peruvian restaurant downtown and let me tell you. outside it being a little bit on the expensive side? that shit is like Mario’s on steroids and weed. the flavors are more enhanced than any other peruvian restaurant I’ve ever been to. the food was really really really good. damn. but again, small portions and a bit on the $$$ side

today is officially my moms birthday but we celebrated it yesterday at the Bel Air hotel…. and let me tell you, this place is low key, it’s beautiful. expensive as fuck and I like their room service better than the actual restaurant. but oh well….

these 2 things above are the only things worth ordering from their brunch menu. again, the restaurant is pretty but turn around and head over to the polo lounge if you want better food. smh
happy birthday mom!

last but not least….
on saturday night…. I got to get tatted by a very talented tattoo artist by the name of Chuey Quintanar who studied the greats and even though he’s younger than a lot of the greats… he’s been tattooing since he was 14 and his black and grey work is impeccable. He shows mad love to the best and the OG’s that came before him so it’s dope that I got to get in a session with him… he’s down with a lot of my fam and without a blessing from my boy cartoon, I wouldn’t have even sat in his chair…

chuey, my boy, thank you so much. you are so talented and you will go far in life for sure!

for more details go to chueyquintanar.com
or hit up chuey work email

and now I’m off to the city of sin… a city I used to love so much and now I really kinda can’t stand it for the reason that it’s like a big fancier orange county and the clubs are filled with bottle rats who now serve the bottles… girls who couldn’t cut it as models and all under 5’5″ in height so figured lets become legal prostitutes by being a vip hostess/waitress… no thanks
I’m off to work, off to play a little bit, but there to promote my capsule collection with Diamond Supply and my watch with Neff….
catch me walking around magic, or catch me at my party tonight at XS!

I got my boy Diplo spinning and it should be crazy

have a great week! I’ll be back friday



yup… word to Chip Da Ripper

now this was a gentleman and class act.
you gave me, my friends and family so much entertainment.
showtime will forever stay in my memories and maybe your legacy will give us some strength to build a new future lakeshow. god bless. thank you again for the good times
lakers for life



  • richFebruary 18, 2013 12:25 pm

    great now ur gonna start all these “ur with the illuminati stories/rumors” haha… R.I.P. to one of the greatest owners of a bball team even tho i cant stand the lakers

  • cashFebruary 18, 2013 3:43 pm

    pyramid tat is lame , be you ! im done w. this site .

  • PabloFebruary 18, 2013 8:37 pm

    Hey Ben B, is ASAP at ur crib in the first pic?

  • ChadFebruary 19, 2013 10:59 pm

    Bieber is also someone I need on board, one tweet or instragram from him and this social network has a million hits in a week, Also advertisement deals from companies like hennessy would be $$$. Doesnt hurt to hear me out Ben. Dillon.Chad@gmail.com

    Original Comment Below

    “Dreams of making 8 figures right? Well I just started a social network, I need your connects to shop it in Silicon Valley, San Francisco. 8 figures guaranteed if we get one of these venture capitalist firms to come onboard. Invest in yourself and invest in what makes sense. “

  • bludFebruary 20, 2013 1:20 am

    someones a thirst ass n****. ^^ lmao

  • cookiemonsterFebruary 21, 2013 9:44 am

    damn it has been a while since one of these. good work, these last two post have been harrdd. did you see that shooting in vegas? shits crazy that was my boi driving the mazi, no lie. aint no love in the streets anymore. but on a positive note, stay up keep grindin!
    r.i.p. kenny clutch. a real, grindin street n****. from oakland to vegas back to the valley because its all love

  • NinoFebruary 27, 2013 11:08 pm

    Where is this nigga Jeff? Is he on vacation or something??

  • EncoreMarch 1, 2013 12:15 pm

    Yo Ben! You see that 5 Kilo Cuban Link Jay Z was rockin at the SoSo def reunion? If not, check it out fam! Bananas! Rafaello & Co made it… Hate that mahfucka too.. He played me back in 07′ when i went into Avianne lookin for a bracelet fa 5 racks… He told me to come back wit more money in a snobby way… Thats when i stopped givin him my business.. After that, i spent about 30 racks somewhere else.. I know you wouldnt have played me like that… Bad business bro… Straight like that!

  • luxiilumiMarch 2, 2013 12:12 pm

    I agree, Coco Laurent needs to revamp their menu and get a new chef. The food is mediocre at its finest.

    PS. fuck the haters regarding the tattoo, but did you know the pyramid is a sign of the NWO or was it on purpose?

  • NinoMarch 6, 2013 2:13 am

    Yo where is Jeff? I been to the Slauson a few times now and the homie isn’t there. How long will he be on vacation???

  • KapoMarch 7, 2013 9:28 am

    Ben you have to admit, that Jay Z was #OnIstagramStraightFlexin. He just KILLED to competition with that chain…..DEAD! But the only reason I’m even writing you this is because its much much easier to grab your attention on here then IG. So give us some in site on that chain, I’m not asking you to talk bad about it or anything, I’m def not trying to bait you into talking bad about Avianne. Because you don’t have to I WILL, I stopped in to check out a watch they had for sale just last week and I talked with Eric. Hes actually a nice guy, BUT his brother(or whatever the other skinny guy is) is a ASSHOLE. He treated me like was dog shit! If I was asking to look at a new Mille, sure I’d understand how he thought I might be wasting his time. I was looking at a Panerai, which isn’t anything crazy but still I’m sure most people aren’t going to drop 7k on a watch on a random Tuesday afternoon just because like i had planned on. FYI to Eric’s brother I’m sure you clowns are on BB jock and reading his blog because you will never have a following as large as his. This is directed to you; enjoy you 15mins of Instagram “fame” with your B.S. rapper clients that will be broke in 2yrs…….sorry to go off on a rant about something else. The reason I wrote you in the first place was to talk about J’s new chain and I’ve followed you since Myspace and what I’ve always liked is that you ALWAYS tell the trust. Thanks your 2 cents and i look forward to your reply!!

  • KapoMarch 7, 2013 9:37 am

    the competition*
    Your 15min**
    Four your***
    got excited and forgot to proofread LOL

  • KapoMarch 7, 2013 12:18 pm

    HUGE MISTAKE!! it was Rafaello & Co. not Avianne. I actually talked to Avianne and they were nice guys, I looked at a White Face Panerai at Avianne, just didn’t like the metal band, I wanted leather strap.

  • LinMarch 9, 2013 4:39 pm

    Screw the haters. If they can’t even get in one of the cars Ben Baller as been in or hooked up with any of the girls that has been on his arms, STOP TALKING SHIT. His tattoos are way better looking than most jail house tats. I really can’t stand the assholes that are dissing him but come on here reading his stuff religiously. People are so obsessed with putting people they don’t even know down.

  • Mik Rock From VancityMarch 12, 2013 10:49 am

    Yo Baller, when you gonna update this shit?!?! Been too long son, Ive been following the blog for a while now, don’t ditch this for the instagramers and twitter peeps eh…

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