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C. C. Sheffield “Long Brown Hair” Video!

June 26, 2012 ⋅ by Ben Baller ⋅ 5 comments

you know every so often, I put up shit on here, that has nothing to do with Hip Hop because I’m tired of 90% of the hip hop out there… and I grew up listening to everything…. well my homey C.C. Sheffield just put out her new video and not only did she write the song, she edited, directed and did everything for this because DP it.

peep game

shouts out to her and my boy Angel Cabada and my filthy KR3W!


MORE FANCY ASS SUNGLASSES!

June 25, 2012 ⋅ by Ben Baller ⋅ 7 comments

yep, my weekend was boring as fuck… so let’s just talk about some expensive ass frames. expensive vintage frames to be exact.

me and Corey Shapiro (vintage frames) have been killin shit to death lately….
we shoulda did this a long time ago. smh

but anyways….
we made some Ultra II’s in rose gold, white gold and white matte gold….





I can’t lie, when corey came up with this idea, I said you sound dumb as fuck. stupid in the greatest way, but who is going to be able to afford these? same shit I ask myself all the time… we’re catering to that 1% and the matte white gold joints go hard! we’re making a more affordable dead identical looking pair in matte silver… so stay tuned.
here’s some close ups





these actually look super dope on! but only beasts can rock these… not for the pussys

and to some iced out frames…
we kept it lightweight tho, classy tho…






these Cazal 905’s go hard, clean and this is my steez all day.

so onto some other jewels…
it was hard to get a good angle on this revolver, but we made a pretty dope little gun. a little pistol but I couldn’t get it to sit right to take a great pic, but check it



this is actually available for sale at the store…

and I was thinking of flashy hood shit that we make from time to time and I said the hood loves us regardless, they know we got that fancy fancy don’t even look right on you type shit and we got that D boy look, but as long as we keep making shit like this, we’re good lol



blue diamond i-Gucci watch and that red GG band. we’ll sell these all day. we still have the all black on black and the white diamond joints of course

now friday night was date night with wifey and I took her to a spot where I’ve been going for over 30 years… it’s sort of a gem because it’s not high post like BOA or some other shit, but it’s so fucking low key dope and on some fully grown adult shit that they’ll always be around. the crazy part is that the view is spectacular and there is a revolving bar downstairs that moves 360 degrees around downtown LA… the sinker? the food is great. straight up.


nothing like watching the sun set with my wife in my city…


the bone in filet = money. so fucking money


scallops = MONEY!

we had the creamed corn and white macaroni and cheese and apps that were delicious… def gotta go back. no trendy clowns lurking either. I love it…

after that, we hit the arclight and checked out an indy flick called “my sister’s sister” and that shit was awesome. what a great low budget straight up thespian film. just acting and dialogue. no extras, no fancy shit…..

Saturday, I got a gift from my family

this Korean chest came from Korea and has been passed down through a few families and is around 300 years old…. this is a legit ass corean antique! and it goes perfect in our dining room and actually sets shit off… we’re grateful

then we got lunch at this place called Frida at the americana and the food sucked. I knew it would too though….

later, I caught up with my little bro Ryan Grant formerly the starting running back for the Green Bay packers, but he’s a free agent… and he’s down here training for a month. so we hit up sunset plaza and got our looky loo on. ate some good food and talked shit for a few hours…. I also stopped by this asian charity event to check out my boy Dumbfoundead, but I couldn’t find parking so I kept it pushing…

sunday?
didn’t do a damn thing…
ate at Figaro cafe and then at Max’s of Manila and that was good enough for me….

cold chillin….

aite, got some shit to do this week. always working and gonna link up with some heavy hitters this week… also I’m supposed to be doing a dope feature with VIBE magazine soon which is an honor because I’m being interviewed by Dawton Thomas. he’s a super OG.
got BET awards this week and I’ll be far away from any of the fuckery, but I will be somewhere in beverly hills posted at a fly spot with my WSHH fam… also might check out X-Games for a sec

shout out to my boy Angel, who laced me with some sick ass KR3W skinnies and shout out to David Beckham for being so cool…

I do got some big news coming soon with Fatlace/Illest and my watch is coming sooner than you think and my hoody, tee collab with Jugrnaut will drop next month in chicago!

I should be picking up my new V12 tomorrow, but let’s see how good the bank is to me.

p.s.

yup, that sums up the NBA finals 100%

peace


town business….

June 23, 2012 ⋅ by Ben Baller ⋅ 7 comments

seattle…
gotta visit every so often and friendly earth is busier than ever and the work keeps coming so that means I’ll be in the “town” more often… the six, emerald city, 206…


Man for domestic flights across the US? nobody can fuck with Virgin and I will always praise them on my blog… their first class is legit. their breakfast and food period is the most decent out of any airline.

anyways, it was just a couple days, but a traveled a lot of ground and man first off let me say that the traffic in Seattle is just as bad as LA or worse. smh. fucking bad! from 11am to 7pm!!!

got in town and had to hit a few meetings with my FE fam at the FE headquarters….

(some dope history about our offices. our office is the original super OG first location for starbucks corporation before they even had a store or anything!)
then I had some of my own personal business to do… I had to scout out some mall locations for Zumiez stores where I want to do my instore for my watch tour later this holiday…. Bellevue Square mall and Southcenter mall look like the top 2 choices for my Seattle stop later this year.
oh yeah, it was rainy and cloudy and the weather sucked… I didn’t even bother taking pics and my phone died twice!

chilled and got some room service at my telly and you know what’s crazy? for a town with many billionaires there aren’t that many super high end hotels there. I mean I’ve stayed at most of them all. even in bellevue, I just haven’t seen anything mind blowing. hotel 1000, the W, the fairmont, all low end 4 star tellys in my book….
BUT my boy Jake just moved into a super swag building, the nicest high rise in the 206… and it’s where the book “50 shades of grey” was based for where the billionaire dude lived in the penthouse, so I can’t be mad at that…. my lil homies are getting money! lol

oh well, tuesday got it in at Toulouse Petit which is always official! their food is the shit….


no matter what I did, I couldn’t shake the needle…. and even though I’ve seen it over 50 times in the last 10 years, all I could think about was the movie “chronicle”


weather was much better, but still eh…
after that, hit up northgate and U Village, but came up short. then we went to Joey’s to watch the game and have some drinks (seems as if the “Fireball” drink is so popular that they run out of it at bars there hmmm)
the game? I don’t even want to talk about it. Joey’s is known for their waitresses, but ask me if I care?
so after the game, I went to a spot called “Daniels” next door and MAN! damn wow!

I have tried to lay off red meat for the past few weeks and will continue to chill for a while, but this spot surprised me. I’ve been to the best steak houses all over the world and their bone in filet was MONEY!!!! the flavor, the cut, everything. very shocked. thumbs up.

can you believe this picture was taken at 9:51pm?
THEY HAVE SUNSETS NEAR 10PM!!!! man, when I was a kid, my curfew was when the sun went down…. shit if i lived in Seattle, I woulda been running a muck in the town!

after that, I just chilled back with my boys, then we met up again at this spot called Wasabi, but I felt like the night was dead and we shouldn’t force it…. I threw in the towel for everyone and headed back to the telly….

told you! can’t shake the needle!

next morning, walked around downtown and it was like 75 degrees out which is like super hot for Seattle…. I hit up my favorite high end mens store, “Marios” which has all the dope shit from Fred Perry to Lanvin and did some shopping…. then me and my boys headed over to the Pike and got some lunch.

we hit up this spot called Pink Door which had bomb ass food and reminded me of certain cafe’s in LA or really San Francisco (seattle has some pretty good food)




then we walked around and did some tourist type shit…. and they showed me the first starbucks ever. the OG logo and all that…. I never knew that this was the location of the very first starbucks…

after that, we shook and headed over to southcenter mall….
I found some ill skinny chinos at the pac sun there. my boy Rex found some ill kicks that I can’t talk about lol…. but I ran into a few fans there which was cool and some of the employees of some stores were like “you’re a lot more humble than I thought you’d be” cmon man, I’m just a regular ole dude with a good hustle and a popular blog. ain’t shit different about me or I mean extra special 😉

then, got to the airport and got on my favorite airline again….

first class tho of course 🙂


watching contraband, eating vegetarian lasagna and sippin a ginger ale. fux with me please…. then got on some wifi action and didn’t even nap like I usually have to…

some kid sent me a super throwback pic of when I was heavy in the sneaker game at one of my shoe releases at UNDEFEATED back in 2003!

damn so random because I heard that my boy Methamphibian is doing a collab with the hundreds soon. that’s awesome.

p.s. BIG SHOUT OUT TO MY FUCKING PARTNERS AND BOYS FOR LIFE: MY BROTHER REX! MY LIL HOMEY JAKE AND BRIAN for always holding me down in seattle. much love bros. real shit. keep it positive and we’ll get to those 9 figures sooner than you know it!

ok,
back to my weekend. sorry for the late blog, it really is tough to blog these days because you know I do it in a diary type way, not just posting tumblr type pics with 1 caption. not my M.O.

peace y’all. enjoy life




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