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December 17, 2012 โ‹… by Ben Baller โ‹… 4 comments

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CUSTOM SNAKESKIN SPIKED HAT BY MICHAEL SA

December 15, 2012 โ‹… by Ben Baller โ‹… 4 comments

so I usually get around 30 emails a week to plug someone or offers for free clothing (usually to these kids, a clothing brand means t-shirts or hoodies) and 99.9% of the time I say no….

well pretty much as you might know, I’m contracted under Diamond Supply Co. and so I don’t rock anything in the competition unless it’s shit that’s old, but when I’m out and about and there are cameras around, you’ll only see me in that #diamondlife

so anyways, this cat Michael SA has been making custom hats and I can’t even begin to tell you how many swatches of material he showed me, from frog skin to every gator to snake and even ostrich… I finally came up with 3 hats I wanted and he showed love…..


now I chose this colorway of spikes and he uses actual Christian Louboutin Spikes that even have the CL stamp on the back of them…. he also has rose gold, yellow gold and chrome spikes or silver spikes… dude has his game on point

I chose black snakeskin and the way he put it on the hat is perfect, I’ve seen some really poor attempts and I would have bashed him if he did it wrong, but shit is all the way righteous brothers



I chose red suede for the bottom part of the brim for this particular one. I have one coming with a red leather bottom and a black suede bottom and I CAN’T FUCKING WAIT!


see how good the snakeskin is put on? I have a hat that is almost like this, no spikes, all black with the black snakeskin and black suede bottom on that noir murder steez.

check him out at www.MICHAELSA.com which launches next month and peep his instagram page at @michaelSA
for custom orders hit him up sa@michaelsa.com

thanks again G, you’re gonna have me super right for NYE.

OH

last night I had shabu shabu at this place in downtown LA called Yojie. the place was fucking good. they had kobe beef and a decent selection of shabu and sukiyaki and the best part is they weren’t a rip off. probably one of the best priced shabu places in LA and it’s just a chill location. you gotta check it out….

the on thursday night, we had the Diamond Supply Co. Holiday dinner at Cleo at the Redbury hotel and Nick rented out the whole restaurant boss styles and we had some great food, hors d’ oeuvres and of course drinks and champagne. there was a serious raffle with prizes like a $500 amex gift card, $1,000 amex gift card, 2 ipad 64gb and a grand prize of an all expense paid vacation to Cabo San Lucas!!!!!
shit was crazy and it was good to chop it up with all the warehouse folks to salesmen to team to CEO. my wife and Nicks wifey are like best friends and I know our kids will be best friends growing up…. it was a good time for sure

here’s some pics




congrats to the homey Virgil Abloh who had the most google word “pyrex” this week lol… when Kanye hit the stage with that on, cats went nuts. good shit bro


couples corner and IBN Jasper plays 9th wheel lol. I was like wtf?
cool to have IBN and Virgil at the dinner… always much love to Chicago and Kanye’s camp. they’s G.O.O.D. folks for real though

also, on thursday my son had his first professional photoshoot with LoveandLemonade and here’s a candid from it..

I can’t wait to get the rest of the pics! thanks Nina!

ok everyone, time to get some christmas shopping out of the way!
have a great rest of your weekend!

peace


DGK PINKY RINGS, DGK PREMIERE AND WHAT A WEEK!!!!

December 14, 2012 โ‹… by Ben Baller โ‹… 6 comments

for real though,
hanukkah and christmas and a crazy week


we celebrate it all! but not kwanza
but the menorah and xmas tree are looking very fresh!

monday, I had to shake down to Carlsbad to the DGK headquarters to deliver these sick ass DGK diamond and gold pinky rings I made for Stevie Williams and the DGK skate team…
their movie premiere was the next night and he wanted to surprise them, so I made 12 before a crazy deadline and during our craziest christmas/holiday season ever….

but look how they turned out doe

but those pics suck huh?

ok….




and on the inside of every ring, I lasered each team members name next to our IF logo

and to make it even cooler when presenting this to them…

I had LED lights inside of the ring box! ๐Ÿ˜‰

obviously my boy Stevie was very impressed and happy….

so I went home in some shit traffic… thank god for that new fast trak lane on the 110!!!! man we was in the Ghost doing a buck!

so tuesday was mad work, mad orders and no breaks… with all that, London gives zero fucks and will make sure I’m late to everything lol smh

tuesday night was the premiere of the DGK movie “Parental Advisory” and I had to show up to make sure I personally handed each team member a ring. damn sidebar I need one of these rings, they’re sick!

don’t trip, that’s just my reality tv crew filming the event!


there’s a lot of different cultures and skin colors on that team, but all one love. I love this picture

and it was good to see Jack and some other cats who skate for L-R-G

so we walked up to the red carpet and there was only maybe 2,000 people waiting to get inside. shit was like a black friday release of $50 ipads smh!


seen my boy Jason from Native who also did a lot of commentating for mad skate contests… picture taken by Willie T

finally got passed the MOB and did a little press.

and the man of the night….

man I’ve known Stevie for 10 years and I remember when he started this company, so dope to see so much growth over a decade… shit we were in a parking lot talking about Atmos in japan and Evisu jeans and now we talking about copping ferrari’s and cribs out of town

to be honest, there were so many people there, so much crazy shit that I just fucking left. like for real. I couldn’t deal anymore…. so I got home and swooped up Nic and London and we hit this spot called TOWNE and the shit was pretty damn official!

you know I’m a sucker for a good burger!!!!
btw, I was at Golden State yesterday and you know they have the best burger in LA if not the country and Guy Fiery was walking out and just did a special on that place. FUCK! I hate it when the low key popular spots get blown up! oh well…

back on the grind..
thursday, same shit! had to get the Rolls detailed and headed up to the Pheed house! to see my boy Tony Deniro and check out Trinidad James who pretty much is the hottest rapper in the game right now.
while the car was getting detailed, I had to stop next door at this spot called ROFL cafe

that fried chicken sandwich with the mexican coke doe!!!
but them french fries were suspect


when I pulled up, Trinidad was shooting a video and he had a trained famous pomeranian in the drop top with him and in his left had he had chicken wing bone. amazing. fuck


we chopped it up and got formally introduced and Trinidad fucked my life up…. he said, “bro we done already met before. at your supra TK release party at Wish ATL and I got a picture of you bro. I’ve been a fan and been following your movement for years now” He then said he even came to the after party at the New Era store and I was like damn, thank god I’m nice to everyone I meet. that’s crazy… so we connected and I got him some supras and of course one of my watches and we chopped it up a bit.

I had to check out the Pheed house and really sit down with the man who taught me how to ball. the guy who no joke opened my eyes to a whole different world… this guy Tony? fuck… first round draft pick in the NFL, won the BCS NCAA championship with Notre Dame…. engaged to Jada Pinkett when it meant something, dated Halle Berry, so many other bad ones… always had ridiculous fly whips and also a multi platinum producer…

well this is his baby now and Pheed is the newest craziest illest social media network. I have yet to master it myself, but go register yourself and do yourself a favor. they are on the verge of taking shit to a level that instagram and twitter and other sites can’t…. and for celebs or entertainers, you can OWN your own content! and get paid!!! just go to their site now and peep game


beverly hills mansion in the hills? how cliche’! I FUCKING LOVE IT! keep doing it TONE!


speaking of Stevie Williams, they built him a half pipe skate ramp in the backyard!!
of course there’s a pool and just so much going on. it’s really a cool house to hang out at!

PHEED THE WORLD!

I’m behind now about 2 more blog posts… but I got content for that ass!!!!!

much love and everyone have a great weekend!

I will post pics from the diamond supply holiday dinner and this new sick fucking hat I got from Michael SA tomorrow!!!

peace