Monday, July 30, 2012

"Get Into The Party Life!" -There And Back AGAIN!

 So I see with success there is NO rest! Not even down from our high from yesterday evenings "Sky's the Limit" roof top pasty (with Blacklight Ent.) we're back to co-host and support up and coming talent at the New York musical landmark S.O.B.'s! America's Next Top Music Producers is a national state competition in search of hidden talent. And been that WE'RE involved MADE drinks is involved TOO! Singers, Songwriters, and all Musicians are welcome to be a part of the most live studio audience. Workaholics leave work at the door and enjoy music created by New York's top Hip-Hop Producers. Trust me you don't want to miss this amazing episode inspired by 1990's classic Hip-Hop!!!!! This event will be held at SOB's Located at 204 Varick St. 10014  New York, NY @ 7pm.

Then THIS Friday (Aug.3rd) will our FOURTH night occupying the beautiful SOHO venue Butter for our soon to be legendary weekly event "High Definition Fridays" hosted by AJ Calloway (Former 106 & Park host)! It's quickly becoming the SEXIEST place to be in NYC on Friday nights!
@Butter -415 Lafayette St W.4th
Doors Open 11pm-4am

Soundtrack by:
WBLS 107.5's Newest DJ
Superhero DJ Jon Quick
& Guest DJs
Celebrity host AJ Calloway (106 & Park, Extra)
Gentlemen Reduced before 12am on the Guestlist

Birthday Packages
Complimentary Bottle of Champagne
for parties of 10 or more
(Mandatory Reservation 24 hrs in Advance Required)

Bottle Specials
(Prices Valid till 1am)
2 CIROC for $500.00
2 Grey Goose & Hennessy for $550

Dress Code
Chic, Trendy, Eclectic and Sexy
This is a Mature Crowd and an EXCLUSIVE VENUE.
Well Dressed patrons will have a Speedy Entrance
Friday Nights Will Never Be the Same


And lastly THIS SATURDAY for ONE NIGHT ONLY the Block Association will be back in their hometown of Brooklyn, doing a very special 1st Saturday Brooklyn Museum after party / celeb stylist B'day party all rolled into one!!! And it's all going down at Deity located on Atlantic Ave. in dwntwn BK.  It will have the vibe of a house party but the look of a funky SoHo crowd! So now when folks are looking for somewhere to hit up after the museum instead of roaming the streets like zombies waiting for that "It's poppin' over there!" text from they mans and them. LOL.

@Deity -368 Atlantic ave.

Mature casual attire is the look NO shorts or BBQ outfits fellas!

"And the streets say Jigga can't go back home
You know when I heard that? When I was back home
I'm comfortable dog, Brooklyn to Rome"

Friday, July 27, 2012

"The Survival Guide On How To Attend a Block Association Roof Top Party" -For Mature Audiences Only!

Let's start with the basics, first of all did you RSVP? Let's just get that outta the way to begin with. 10x out if 10 it's a Facebook invite floating around on-line or an e-mailed flier with all the deets attached sent to your personal email account. Got it? When you reply IF and when you decide to come, be as detailed as possible. Full names, # of guests, bottle service, private celebration (b'day, graduation, etc.) attending with panties or none (just joking...but seriously not). Most important the NAME of the event as well usually we'll have more than one thing going on, so that helps.

Questions about "what's the age requirement" shouldn't even be asked at this point and time any more! Why? Because the legal age to get into any club is 21 if it's serving alcohol...Period! Besides we don't party with kids. This is not a baby shower so leave the young ones with their dad! Of age and forgot your ID? Oh well, see you at the next one! Can't help ya on that one buddy, real talk!

Someone recently asked "Is there a dance floor?" Not a dumb question but not the brightest either. That person obviously NEVER been to a Block Association event! We turn couches into dance floors even if there is none! LOL.

Ok now on to the important stuff, the DRESS CODE! Let's start with the men this time. Ok we shouldn't be having this discussion with grown ass men, but I'm just puttin' on those that are "newbies" to our movement. Here's how s**t goes...NO BOOTS! What are you a trucker? You just came straight from your construction job to the party? NO NEGRO NO! It's not happening! NOT on my watch! Use those boots to kick rocks somewhere else kiddo! This is not a Naughty by Nature video set. Beside standing on couches in Tims is a "no bueno" look chump. NO SHORTS! Unless you can pull off the "Carlton" from the Fresh Prince look DON'T DO IT! Yeah it's summer and we DO like shorts but you BETTER be a chick with a mean stinker to get in with those buddy! And since you're not...*D.O.A.* NO T-SHIRTS! Well we'll make exceptions IF and only if you're rocking a summer blazer over it. It can come off if it's warm, but AT LEAST start off fresh homie! You'll be needing that blazer to hide those pits stains anyways...LOL! NO HATS or JERSEYS! How old are we now? Unless you're playing for the team that you're rocking...F**KOUTTAHERE! Don't even come on the BLOCK of the event with that s**t! You've already embarrassed yourself, don't drag US down with you! Lastly NO FAKEASSNESS! Meaning don't come thinking an outfit composed of shoes with the LV print ALL over 'em, a Fendi belt w/ the "F" and Gucci bucket hat is "DOING IT!" It just MAY all be real (highly doubtful) but already doing WAY too much. Seriously! The women that attend our events HAVE $, impress them with a drink (or a bottle, go head you a baller RIGHT?) sent to their table playboy. That arm grabbing w/ "What's good shorty?" will get you a swift ticket right back outside looking up at the roof...from the sidewalk view. Frei speech!

Now on to the ladies! You're been doing a GREAT job so far, but as Drake says "I'm just sayin' you can do better!" HOW? I'm glad you asked, cause I'm about to tell you. NO TIGHTS AS PANTS! Unless you're about to flash mob dance or you ACTUALLY have the body for it, stay clear from this on-going trend! Fo' realz! Some of your "peers" mess thangs up for EVERYBODY, so it's banned altogether.  This is not Black (girl) Swan the movie! NO FREAKIN' FLIP FLOP / FLATS! I shouldn't have to explain why, and if I do...DON'T COME! Suffer like a real woman would! Keep 'em in the bag till the VERY END! And FYI if you're deciding to attend "commando" aka panty less PLEASE (I can't stress this enough) inform us in advance (to with a Facebook profile picture. Just cause...we like to know stuff like that. DUH!

Final notes is: Get there EARLY! The WHOLE entire Earth is coming out Sunday, so don't show up late thinking you cute hoping to get a table and bottles...again DOA!

YES! Food will be available to order, but that DOES NOT by any means invite every fat chick you know! It's not FREE food! Service WILL be a lil' slow due to the sheer amount of orders being placed so BE PATIENCE!

ALL exits are FINAL! Don't try to go rescue your "mans and them" or your BFF at the door cause you'll be right outside with them...Looking UP!
Parking is FREE on Sundays around the area but GOOD LUCK finding a space.

C, E, or 1 train to 50th St is your best bet.
The space holds about 500 but we're probably doing 600 EASY that day...EARLY! 
If you see an ex there at the event leave her alone! She with the Block now, her life is better this way.

YES Reggae, Soca, Hip-Hop, R&B, and even SLOW JAMS will be played eventually through out the night! So PLEASE do not disturb the DJs unless it's to say "Hey you're doing a GREAT job!" or "I have a check for you, who do I make it out to?" or maybe even After party at my house, come scratch ME!" (ladies ONLY that last one)

Name & guest amount # to OR

See you guys TONIGHT at "High Defintion Fridays" @BUTTER 12PM-4AM 

"Oceans Apart From The Competition!" -Frank Ocean Live From Terminal 5

Okay so about a month ago I copped these Frank Ocean tickets with the foresight on knowing that his album was on the way, he was trending at the moment, AND that the show would be SOLD OUT due to his rising popularity.  What I DIDN'T know (and the entire general public for that matter) at the time was that he was about to out himself to the world. Ocean was making WAVES! Not that this changed anything, but it changed EVERYTHING! Support grew, fan base expanded, shows became sold out. However what didn't change, was the purity in his music. I'm a BIG fan of live music, I'm an even bigger fan if the artist I'm seeing is a GREAT one. Frank is NOT great, but he's on his way...patience. So last night I get to Terminal 5 (the concert) venue at 7:15 for a "doors open at 7:00" show only to be greeted by a "Micheal Jackson funeral" long ass line. F**K!!! It's a huge space so I knew once doors opening the length would vanish quickly. As longs as it wasn't raining I was cool. Especially being that I like to people watch anyway, it worked out for me. Got say, that was the BEST LOOKING crowd gathering I've ever seen to attend a concert! A lot of downtown SOHO P.Y.T.'s, a bunch of fashionable "he could or he could not be gay" looking dudes, a mixture of mixed couples, and a TON of white folks! Who looked like they came out cause Tumblr blogs say he's the NEW cool black dude next to Drake, 'Ye, and A$AP Rocky. LOL! Now about the show...I had a couple of problems with it but otherwise it was kinda DOPE! Beside the ANNOYING big chick singing EVERY FREAKIN' lyric LOUDLY in my ear w/ a "YES Frank!" here and there, and the tallest dude in the whole concert that decides to stand in front of me, here are my tangible gripes. For one the band wasn't THAT good. Oh they could play, just not their asses off (no homo) like I've heard other bands play live behind (no homo) other artist. Second thing is, Frank please STOP IT with announcing each and every song you're about to perform man! Trust that you're fans KNOW the tracks and will get hyped once they heard the opening chords of WHATEVER it is you're about to do. SHEESH! It was like a live listening party for the album..."This next song I'm about to do is..." Come 'on dude! And BTW change the opening song. I appreciate the Sade cover but my advice would be to come out to the "No Church In The Wild" track. Not that would've been AWESOME! But ya boy sings the hook on the lesser known one he's on on Watch The Throne...WHO does that? Not mad, but I'm just sayin'.  Now the stuff that rocked was that the crowd was on 10 the ENTIRE show! And his VOICE was just as pure live as expected to be, which is rare in these auto-tune/lip-sync times we live in. Dope! Well that's my review for now, I had plans to bring you back some flicks but they made me check my Canon, so I did you one BETTER, and recorded my favorite song performed. I'm in a giving mood so here...ENJOY bitches (Rick James voice)!

Novacane (live) -Frank Ocean by Alanzo Dale
Swim Good (live) -Frank Ocean by Alanzo Dale
Strawberry Swing (LIve) -Frank Ocean by Alanzo Dale

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"When Life Hands You Lemons..." -Photos For The 2nd Leg Of Our MADE Drinks Tour

"We on award tour with Carlito my man, goin' each and every place with MADE drinks in our hands, New York, NJ, N.C., VA (right true)...We on award tour with Gary my man, goin' each and every place with lemonade in our hands Oaktown, L.A., San Fran, St. John" -ATCQ

This past Saturday and Sunday we took our partnership with MADE drink even further (literally) since we're now "going steady" across state line to introduce the brand to our peers and fellow taste makers down I95. Saturday we jumped in the whip and took our asses out to BlackLight Ent.'s mansion party celebrating their joint venture with GOT GAME! magazine. Let me tell you, the spot was WAVY! Well worth the hr. and some odd mins. it took us to get there only to realize we were DUMB early! To to kill time till things popped off, we stuff our collective faces with the tasty burgers and dogs being served...did I mention it was FREE? YO, the back patio pool area was damn near bigger then some clubs/lounge I've seen in NY...NO lie! LOL. After we laced damn near er 'body at the entire event with our refreshing 'made, we high tailed it outta there to make two BBQ's back in BK. Besides when needed to get some rest in to head back down the NJ Turnpike to attend our Philly (Status) associates daytime brunch event "Sunglasses & Advil" (@Gigi's on Market & 3rd). AGAIN WAVY!!! A ton of contacts got exchanged and new friends got "made" (get it MADE) that day and it made us stop and realize "Life is Good" just Nas said it was. Hopefully ALL our new friends from BOTH days will be coming up to NYC this weekend, to get a REAL MADE experience at either our weekly Friday joint "High Definition Fridays" (hosted by AJ Calloway @Butter) upcoming roof top event "Sky's the Limit" this Sunday (July 29th) @ the Copacabana! DON'T say you didn't know about any one of those joints I just mention. You's a lie. Just remind yourself about send them RSVP's in ASAP! pronto...NEXT STOP on the MADE tour will be S.O.B.'s Mon July 30th for America's Next Top Producer competition! See ya'll Friday...or Sunday...or Monday...or ALL 3! FYI Yes, that IS Marsha Ambrosius pictured in the Philly day trip photos below. She was giving away tix to a show of hers.

"Come Follow Me Into The Matrix"