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SNEAKERPIMPIN AND GRILLIN…

August 14, 2012 ⋅ by Ben Baller ⋅ 14 comments

so thursday night, I copped a bbq grill… basic 4 burner with a side burner joint and it was cheap as fuck. and end of summer sale. I was really debating between a gas or charcoal grill and then my boys who know me, like really know me, said you ain’t gonna clean that charcoal grill, so don’t waste your time or money. if anything later, when you get another crib, cop both….

so this shit worked out perfect, had a bbq at the house and our friends brought over tender rib eye bone in and some other steaks… I brought the bratwurst and my mother in law made bomb ass burgers…

friday, during the day….

that’s the type of grillin we used to do…. I had K BBQ at my favorite spot and thought about the times me and Jonas would act up… I posted the alternate pic of this pic above, but instagram deleted it because the grill was dead on fire with shrimps on the side…

got ready for the sneakerpimps event that night and….

wrist was chunky with the truck vintage bracelets I had on….
I don’t have any decent pics of what I was rocking Friday night, but I had on 8 chains and we were doing the mostest….


fuckery part I….

so jumped into the Bentley and then…

bigger fuckery… part II.

anyways, got my front bumper and grill and trunk piece redone in black brushed steel

and I also got my tints taken care of by the homey Junior at Fresh Tinting in Reseda, CA

I will definitely take some pics of my car done and completed once my rims are ready…. they just have to be powder coated… shout out to Vossen and Platinum of course

got bored before the show and posted this pic

can you believe some fucking lighters got over 10,000 likes?
still mad someone stole not 1, but 2 of my OG supreme lighters….

so it was on to the sneakerpimps event….

I hosted on stage and the place was packed!


surprise guest performance by Sir Michael Rocks who has the hottest and #1 mixtape in the country right now “Lap of Lux” go download that!


shouts out to my man YP rocking the crowd and chicago was definitely in the building!


shout out to my co host Dave Jeff (chicago) and the kid who won an Xbox and some real limited edition Nikes….

there were a lot of other performers, no disrespect to them, but I wasn’t able to get pics of everything…. clyde carson, honey cocaine, hopsin and others….


but the crowd was going crazy for the headline event which was Iggy Azalea who I have never heard of before, but she’s signed to Grand Hustle and did her thing….

the show was cool, I think to date, that event was the highest amount of autographs and pics I ever took just for being me. weird. but fuck it… can’t wait to have my little show come out online!

shout out to Peter of Sneakerpimps and Mini Cooper, xbox, crooks n castles and all the sponsors… it’s a blessing to be able to still host event and get paid to do so and be around sneakerheads. much love

after that, my brother in law and catdicc jr and myself shot over to Fred 62 and got our grub on….

saturday, I just kicked it with the AC on blast and later in the day I invited over some friends and we had another BBQ at the tilt

while I was sipping on that potion… my boy Rex in the 206, sent me this picture of this punk ass restaurant that completely bit my steez

I had this logo since 2006 and this restaurant hasn’t been around very long… crazy

saturday’s bbq was just burgers and links and like 9 heads

ajusshi swag. shout out to premium label for the comme des garcons homage tee

and then, I did some shit I thought I’d never do…. me and my wife watched 3 seasons of sons of anarchy in like 2 days! damn! just waiting for season 4 to get here and then season 5 is on it’s way live… that show is way better than I thought it would ever be and I’ve been a fan of Charlie Hunnam since Green Street Hooligans…. show is bomb as fuck and I hope they go on for many more seasons…. I had to tune out of true blood… shit got eh….. tried to watch Breaking Bad 2 times now and I’m thinking of giving it another shot…. this is shit old folks do huh? well, our baby boy is expected this weekend or by next week at latest, but could come any day now so I can’t really leave for too long.

I did get a little bit of light work done though

turned a 1oz. krugerrand coin into a charm for a homey

other than that, I’m thinking of blowing out some micro jesus pieces for the low just because or to celebrate my sons birth!

I’ll let you know….

also my coveteur feature will be coming soon and I’m going for these socialites jugulars!

everyone take it easy
LA cats, stay cool….
speaking of LA

p.s. check out Complex mag’s top 50 best dressed LA men
TOP 50 MOST STYLISH MEN IN L.A.

aite, I’m out


JEWELRY GALLERY UPDATED!

August 8, 2012 ⋅ by Ben Baller ⋅ 8 comments

yes to the genius’s who have been reading this blog for 3 + years and never knew one existed!!!! check it out above! ^^^^^ and up top!

it’s not really in any specific order, but there are at least 4 new pages worth of pics total of images from my past blog posts…. lots of things

any order inquiries should go to: info@ifandco.com

ciao


BEASTMODE AND MOVIE WEEKEND

August 7, 2012 ⋅ by Ben Baller ⋅ 4 comments

friday night I got word that an OG that I know passed away
damn…. 🙁


he’s as OG as you can get and spent a lot of his life behind bars and every major penitentiary on the west coast…. but he spent also most of his life saving people and getting them clean and sober. He helped out a lot of the homies get right and back on track. so I gotta show love. I used to fuck with him a lot and it was always good seeing him around.


much love Huero

now saturday was the release of the MATT KEMP x Diamond Supply x Hall of Fame collab and I have never seen a line that long on the block in the history of the block I think. damn! that shit went around rosewood to Hayworth!!!!

anyways, a lot of the everything was sold out that day and Matt Kemp actually came by to sign things and take pics with fans… you know I fux with the dodger blue all day! and I actually almost made a ring for Rihanna per Kemp while they were dating, but I guess good thing I didn’t.



those tees go hard! and I had to get the new Grizzly gang tees and crewnecks too… that digital camo backpack is now available as well.

after that, me and Nic headed over to the Vista Vintage Theatre and I’m sad to say as an angeleno that I can’t believe being such a movie buff and living in this city all my life that I never checked it out… smh
well they did a huge remodel not too long ago and this theater is legendary for sure… they have done major premieres here and all that…. but I had speculations and so we said, lets check it out. fuck it… it’s not far from our house. so we did and damn we were both surprised!
tickets for anything before 6pm are $6.50!!!! and normal tickets are $10! I’m used to paying like $17 to $20 a ticket and dang! now they might not have assigned seating, but the seating is fucking amazing!!!! honest to god, you could be 7′ 6″ tall and no way would you be able to reach the seat in front of you. IN EVERY ROW! I was like damn! all the employees are dressed up old school vintage styles and even the previews are introduced in an old school way like when I was watching movies in the 80’s…. but the theater and bathrooms are clean and all that…. the sodas are normal price for movie theaters though






now as far as the movie goes…. shit it got bad reviews, but how many of these kids remember the 80’s flick? I saw the OG total recall in the theaters and this I thought was even better. they did a good job and I enjoyed it. I give it a sold 75% out of 100 if I was on rotten tomatoes…

so after we left the movie theatre, we hit up this all organic grocery store called “Lassens” which carries my new favorite drink that I was obsessed with at Morongo Casino called “Alodrink” and damn that shit is good! the place is like a smaller boutique grocery store version of Erewhon and it’s right near the trap, so we’ll be hitting that up often…. so still inside an hour of leaving the movie theatre, I get a call from my father in law who hasn’t seen Dark Knight Rises yet. I say, you know what? fuck it, I’ll go with you pops lol! so I shot over real quick to pick him up and I ordered 2 passes with my IMAX card and bang! 2 x $17 = comped!
I never been to the Burbank AMC 16 IMAX, but it was all good….

now damn, watching Dark Knight Rises in IMAX was soooo much better. and to be real? I’ll watch that shit again! I just loved that batman series heavy! I fuck with christopher nolan heavy too….. that new comeback of Superman looks like it’s gonna be dope as fuck! Also, I gotta see the sequel to “Taken” with Liam Neeson. that shit looks hard too…..

so after that, I was movied the fuck out… smoked a splif that of that good good I got from Wiz and passed out….

sunday, woke up to a bomb ass breakfast that Nicolette cooked up

and then lunch was at….

the best peruvian restaurant in the west coast, def in the top 2 in the United States… MARIOS!
so damn bomb!

ugghhhhh

then I got some work in

remember those tiny small micro pave over invisible set princess cut diamonds cross? well we made a medium bigger version. it’s actually a very decent size. def NOT for women and shits are hard!
well we got those in stock, rose gold in the micro not pictured, but no rose in the medium


and then we got the holy trinity and of course in micro (really small) and medium, all 3 colors in stock ready to go!


medium sized prong cross with new medium pave/invisible cross

and we got some new men’s wedding bands for sale

available in all 3 colors of gold and channel set!

they’re eternity style, well 90% eternity

we had to figure out a swag way to throw in our “IF” 😉

and that is it! for the weekend wrap that is…

i’ll post pics of my new Bentley tomorrow almost done (just need to finish my wheels)
and some other ill shit…

speaking of ill shit?
check out this video my brothers from Platinum Motorsport put out

I seen that bully in person and it’s the meanest exotic whip out there right now period.

oh yeah…
shout out to Hypebeast for featuring me again in their street snaps section:
THE RETURN OF BEN BALLER: HYPEBEAST

peace y’all!




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