Wednesday, October 30, 2013

3:16 | Jhene Aiko

You already know I'm the biggest music freak. I'm not religious, but music is my religion, sanctuary, back bone. I had a friend staying with me recently who looked at me, shook her head and said, "music affects you way too much." Is that even possible? Music is life.

With that being said, I've been a fan of Jhene Aiko since she started featuring on dope songs with the latest dudes in the hip hop game. She's always on the smoothest beats and her voice is soothing. I finally discovered a song that's Jhene alone- and it's genius. Apparently it's old, but it's new to me and truly rocked the fuck out of my night. 

Hope you enjoy as much as I did..

JHENE AIKO - 3:16AM from The Topshelf Company on Vimeo.


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Talk To Me Nice- Boston

This video totally got me by surprise when I checked it out, I instantly vibed with the fact that the scene was on a mellow tip so you got to focus on the production and also see how much fun was had in the process of filming. Do what you love, love what you do.

The homie Boston has started a Vlog series. He's been on his music grind for a minute now and his flow is always toooo smooth. You guys know I only post what I think is genuinely dope, so take two minutes of your time to check out the first of the series titled "Talk To Me Nice".



Wednesday, October 23, 2013


It all sort of comes back to what I bring up from time to time about everyone craving their team, their "pack" in life. The team of people that they can count on as their soul family, to be loyal and merge talents in order to rise and succeed together. I've learned that this is a common denominator amongst my generation more-so, but also for the one before us, as I've become more rooted in New York. I don't think this is something "new", but I definitely think over time people have become too caught up and in a way, lost sense of reality and what life is truly about. I really love supporting the things I think are dope because these days it's so much easier to be seen and heard...Why not support the homies and their hustle? These days we have the ability to expose and discover hidden gems... We are the new media.

Bonafied was established in New York. It's a lifestyle brand with various elements including; music, fashion, and management. Their focus is to put out quality material in an innovative approach. The Bonafied team prides themselves on being raised on the streets of New York City. One of their motto's is "From the streets, for the streets." They let their work speak for them, not saying much themselves and use creative expression to send the messages they have. Bonafied is just one of those things you'll have to hear about on the streets.. word of mouth. Follow the movement..

Shout out to SVESNA for the photography and styling.


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