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Eden the Movie, Black Mozart & Fashiontoast weekend wrap

April 1, 2013 ⋅ by Ben Baller ⋅ 13 comments

so here goes the weekend wrap and damn I feel great!
I am up to date on my blog!

before we get started, I’m a grown ass man if you didn’t already know. so with that said, I will be cashing a big check in an hour. I will not be talking about anything else in regards to that because it goes back to a situation I’m not proud of or happy with…. so thanks Bobby and Ben for the opportunity and with being a grown man, I do NOT fuck with April Fools jokes, I also wasn’t aware of the fact that the hundreds have done some april fools jokes, the only problem is that this didn’t fall on april fools.

702 CARATS TOTAL, 2106 TOTAL DIAMOND SOLITAIRES, 26 KILOS TOTAL (CHAIN IS 6 KILOS, PENDANT IS 20 KILOS) AND THE TOTAL PRICE TAG WAS $3,115,000
I delivered the chain to them on Friday and they couldn’t again write me a check until this morning and I am done with that part now.

so on to the weekend wrap.
thursday, my boy Scott Disick wanted to cop some Yeezy’s and some J’s so I took him down to RIF, he was really hyped on how cool everyone was and now he’s a fan of the shop….

I’ve known Scott for 7 years now and this is the first time Ive seen him wear sneakers lol

while I was there, linked up with my boy Jerry Lorenzo of Fear Of God LA and he laced me with an early sample of this sick ass sleeveless hoody

I’ll be definitely bringing this to Korea and thank you Brother for linking me up with Matt Kemp… can’t wait to finish this custom piece for him. Go Dodgers!

and so I had to shake home real quick, cut my wig and shower and shave and head over to Beverly Hills for the Premiere of Eden the movie starring my friend Jamie Chung. the movie is about a teenage korean girl from new mexico who was kidnapped and forced into sex, slave prostitution and amongst minors. shit was really hard to watch and since it was based on a complete true story, the real life Eden was there and she said the movie had to be toned down on the gore and violence…. shitttt. about 10 minutes in I was ready to leave because now that I have a kid, fuck, it makes me so paranoid about how many scumbag piece of shits are out there in the world. anyways, the movie was good…. it felt so real at times, I thought I was watching a documentary. but go see it when it releases or watch it when you can… Jamie did a great job in the movie and I’m really proud of her. she doesn’t have to fall in that geisha girl role hollywood wants to put all asian women in and this was not an asian stereotype film. I know she may have came from the “real world” but I didn’t know her then…. the fact she’s korean and doing it, makes me want to support her even more… it’s hard to find those up and coming actors/actresses and support everyone, but once you at least got your foot in the door and I meet you, I’m all about doing whatever I can to help.


congrats Jamie, I wish you a long career….
and yes, I lost 9lbs. and yes those are real prescription HD lenses set in diamond supply co Cordova frames.

after that we left, couldn’t do the reception, I feel bad that my mother in law is watching London so much this weekend because I had events for each night of the weekend except sunday. But my in laws LOVE and are Obsessed with London. even though he is a beast and runs any home he is in!

on Friday I kept it light during the day and caught up on emails and pretty much got ready for the evening with my boy Ryan Leslie who was in town for a day and had a show at the Bellasco. My man has the most positive attitude about everything. when life throws him a curveball he smiles and usually hits that bitch out the park or gets a base hit at the least and I can’t think of too many folks who are that classy. for real. I feel like there have been so many obstacles trying to stop his path, but it was written and meant to be for my guy to do his thing with music… now he’s indy and promoting his new album “Black Mozart” and you already know he’s got some shit on there to slap in your car or ipod… His show was originally supposed to be at the key club, but they went out of business and shut their doors literally 3 weeks ago and fucked up things… it’s okay though, my boy got it in anyways and the fans came through regardless. not only that, when we got there, the keyboard was broken, some drums were broken and the club owners/promoters were trying to get mad at him about this shit when it was their fault…. so I went up on stage and broke it down for the fans… about 15 minutes later R Les was money and ready for the show… He gave a hell of a show and you can’t be the Black Mozart without a keyboard so thank god that got handled…. He did his thing with his band and no features…. oh wait, he had one cameo appearance by the bay area native Jasmine Villegas… I met her a while back through friends and she’s super talented… I don’t know why she hasn’t broke into stardom yet. I mean for real super duper stardom. she can sing for real. she’s cute and has a cool image. something ain’t right. but oh well, I’m not about to be a manager. am I? haha

anyways, the show was dope as fuck, he ended with an encore of How it’s supposed to be and I got a feeling he did that because he knows that my jam lol… the security got on stage and tried to shut down the show and he didn’t give not 1 single fuck….

well R, I appreciate the love as always and I’m glad you’re now about to kill shit musically in Korea… I know you and G-Dragon are about to make some legendary shit together!




it’s so much harder to do this all by yourself without a machine like Sony or Universal pushing you, so R Les…. god bless fam

after that, we weren’t about that club life, so we headed out to Yojie which was a block away and got down on some bomb ass shabu shabu

thank you Mendrick, your hospitality is always greatly appreciated. the food was excellent as always!

saturday, woke up to slanging a cross to my boy Nicky who is a korean cat who’s in Korea and in a korean rap group that just signed to Young Money. crazy, birdman signed them to a 5 album deal so much love and props….

after that, I made my professional photographer debut with my friend Rumi Neely who is top fashion blogger on the planet for real… we shot for about 4 hours around LA and I did some lightweight location scouting and I gave Rumi one of my women’s Diamond Supply x Cutty hoody and she loved it, so I shot her in it… I’m hyped to see those pics along with the pics for the content for her blog. I haven’t used an SLR is so long…
so we shot around hancock park, melrose, beverly hills and the miracle mile area…. but the shit came out amazing and if you know who she is, you already know she’s heavy in the fashion game and I was just as surprised as she was on the pics… they should come out today or real soon.

as soon as we wrapped up that, I had to shake home to get ready for a long overdue dinner with my bro mark sudack and his lovely wife laura. we went to a spot that has one of the highest ratings for any restaurant in the USA. seriously. I was like wtf? I can’t even describe it and say it’s mexican food because it’s so much deeper than that, but the spot is called Rivera and it is FUCKING AMAZING. the food was excellent. the portions are small and it’s expensive (could run over $400 easy without drinks for 2 couples) and we didn’t give a fuck. I will be going back often. we will be going back often. the pork? my god… and the deserts were really good too. but they’re actually known best for their drinks. anyways, great times, good company and I was stuffed…

I showed them our new place and then had to change again to get ready for my brother in law’s bday party at Infusion lounge in Studio City…. we headed up there and only hung out for an hour and the club scene is really not my thing and that’s mostly in LA, but overall I pretty much feel the same. I might go out if I’m in Miami or Hawaii maybe, but outside the country is where I would be more intrigued to be in a club; otherwise, I’m just over it. but I had to show face because my brother in law is a fucking solid guy and all his friends are solid good cool as fuck people…. happy birthday Vince!

I was really over it and I hope I didn’t upset anyone… but I wanted to get home and get some sleep….

woke up sunday morning at like 7am and started to blog… got as much done as I could and started with the Vegas/Magic wrap up first and got that out of the way… then worked on as much of the catch up blog for a couple hours and then headed to the London Hotel so that my son London could celebrate not only his first easter, but his mom and uncles birthday (my wife’s birthday is this Tues)… the food at Gordon Ramsey’s restaurant is really hit and miss and for my meal, shit was a total miss. the only thing that was decent was the bread in the beginning of the meal and even that was only decent. eh… it was good being with family.

so my son’s first easter was special to me because I don’t want him to grow up to be a brat in public and things… and he got up to meet the easter bunny with zero fear!

I have never loved anyone or anything as much as I love my son. I knew it would be this way but didn’t know I could love anything this much.

I had a great productive weekend and now I must prepare for my trip to korea. I’m super geeked and I already have all my outfits ready to go…. gonna have a cool week and celebrate my wife’s bday and then it’s off to the motherland! I can’t wait to blog that!

OH JUST A HEADS UP!
I WILL BE IN SEATTLE FOR MY NEFF WATCH INSTORE SIGNING AT ZUMIEZ IN SEATTLE….
ALL THE DETAILS ARE BELOW ON THE FLIER

I’LL BE THERE ON SATURDAY THE 20TH OF THIS MONTH. SO CATCH ME UP THERE AND SAY WHAT UP. COP A WATCH OR WATCH A COP GET BEAT DOWN! LOL JK.

hope to see you northwest cats up there! much love and I AM BACK AND FULLY UPDATED ON THE BLOG!

peace!

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COMMENTS (13)

  • ShaneApril 1, 2013 8:43 am

    Nice post! Scott Disick is getting into sneakers more, I saw him wearing the 6 Infrared a couple times. It is cool to see you involved with the fashion bloggers, I can’t remember, maybe it was your instagram you were photographed with Bryanboy. Cool stuff! http://www.trendingfn.com

  • Jon LucApril 1, 2013 10:03 am

    y0 Ben honestly these blogs are the best, twitter doesnt do you justice.

    You’re the definition of motivation.

  • Jim wangApril 1, 2013 10:12 am

    Hey ben – I have a 3500 sq ft boutique opening up in Minnesota here within a month or so. Any way you can link me up with someone from Diamond Co by any chance ?? How do I contact you. Thanks

  • ChrisApril 1, 2013 12:23 pm

    Ben, you carry 59lbs around your neck like a savage!

  • CoryApril 1, 2013 12:53 pm

    Or he carries a bike lock chain painted gold and styrofoam like a beast. Great idea should have started thew prank months earlier.

  • Ben BallerApril 1, 2013 3:30 pm

    cory, I will show a pic soon of the chain, definitely isn’t a bike chain, it has laser on it. but glad you’re taking this well. it just happened to have dropped on a monday which is april fools day the 1st. but my show is on mondays, they announced that months ago. this job came to me over 2 weeks ago and I was fighting with my network to not do anything else. hence why I haven’t promoted it anywhere. back to the chain, the job got me out of my contract with Electus

  • CoryApril 1, 2013 3:56 pm

    Ben you know I am a supporter even from you talking trash about my Heat, But I still cant fathom this thing being real, dude at the end carrying the thing around like it is a 1X2 not real weight. Also why show the deposit check but not the balance or big check and the way they were bad acting at the end. I hope you did make it and I hope you made a boat load off it, and everyone is proven wrong. Either way just glad your back to blogging and im still waiting on my paid for dinner for my Heat getting the ring last year..

  • Ben BallerApril 1, 2013 5:56 pm

    he def wasn’t carrying it like it was nothing, when I put it on his neck he couldn’t even really walk. but then again, he is also 260lbs bro. don’t know why they edited it the way they did. why? because again, I haven’t been involved in the show in 2 months. this was a intro make up episode. but they also couldn’t show the build as I would only agree to a certain amount of time to film. there will be another 2 episodes without full deliveries or builds because I stopped filming.

    as for what I made. barely shit. 13% off the total. it was more just to do it

  • MaxpApril 1, 2013 6:40 pm

    Ben, I can’t believe you would be so stupid to associate with such a poorly produced phony production! Haaaaaaahaaahaaaaaa! Anybody can see that that chain was like less than 5lbs! He even pushes it like it was plastic on the table! And those clowns were the worst actors!!! That was a horrible look bro! Lol

  • jsNWApril 1, 2013 9:01 pm

    Wow, just read all of your 3 newest blog entries… Damn! That was a long one but “thanks again Ben” for taking some of your time and sharing it with us. You are a true example of success and it’s great that you are willing to share some of your life’s journey. Stay up and good luck to you and your family BB!

  • CoryApril 1, 2013 9:24 pm

    LOL watched again to end my Aprils fool with what could have been a good joke, clearly at 6:44 dude turns the cardboard medallion like it is nothing, I hope I win a prize for being the first to call this out as the Aprils Fool Prank, LOL… Good attempt happy holidays all.

  • ToldUSoApril 2, 2013 7:22 am

    Great for you if it wasn’t an Aprils Fool after all! Bet all the Social awareness paid of handsomely for u and the 100s.
    Only thing that makes the whole deal a bit hard to swallow for me personally is how a company with ~9 million in revenue like the hundreds can afford to drop that much paper on something as stupid as that chain. Pretty sure quite a few lights went on at the IRS yesterday…

  • ATLWoodApril 2, 2013 11:53 pm

    Thanks for finally updating the blog Ben. As usual it was a good read and I enjoyed catching up on all the craziness going on in your life. But man are you really holding on to this prank! And sorry to say it but if anybody watched that episode and is still even considering the possibility that that chain is real, they are mentally handicapped. I mean everything from the bad acting to the way it was carried and handled with the over-acting and trying to give it the illusion of weight was pretty obvious. Not to mention that when you “read” the number off the check you even said the wrong amount. Lol it should have been $2,615,000 but you said $2,600,115. If you were really reading it you wouldn’t have made that mistake. But hey regardless it’s an awesome prank and has served its purpose we’ll by garnering tons of attention for The Hundreds. I mean it’s fooled tons of blogs and even sites like complex. Well done sir.

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