After the successful debut of Garson/D.A.D’s crystal-encrusted Mercedes-Benz SL 600 at last year’s SEMA show, DUB made the trek to Osaka, Japan to get the behind-the-scenes look at the man behind the crystals, Daisuke Kuwayama, one of the pioneers of crystal-decorated auto parts, and find out more about his “bling’d-out” masterpiece.
The most eye-catching modification on Antwan “Big Boi” Patton’s sleek 2007 Buick Lucerne is the luxurious suede interior, all juiced up with purple suede inserts and headliner, setting off custom headrests emblazoned with the skull-and-crossbones logo of Purple Ribbon Records.
With a gorgeous smile and a down-to-earth charm that matches her sweet, yet sexy voice, Liz Hernandez has graced TV, magazine covers, billboards and even her own calendar. However, “Luscious” Liz (her radio name) is best known for being the co-host on Los Angeles hip-hop station Power 106’s (KPWR, 105.9 FM) morning show, “Big Boy’s Neighborhood.”
Occasionally, things slow down in moneymaking Manhattan, New York. Off the beaten path, a mouthwatering six-figure whip is conspicuously parked on Harlem’s west side, where the traffic is clear and life slows down…for a minute.
It’s another sunny, 74-degree afternoon in Los Angeles and casa Wentz is abuzz with activity. “I woke up to cameras,” Fall Out Boy’s bassist and lyricist Pete Wentz says, referring to the MTV crew encamped at his Hollywood Hills home, shooting an episode of “MTV Cribs.”
Here’s the plot: there’s this fighter who grew up poor and used to make a little side-money as an enforcer/debt collector. He later becomes beloved by his fans for his hard-hitting fighting style and warrior mentality. After starting out in small-time local bouts, he eventually works his way up to the big stage and a title shot for the championship of the world. He is pretty much living the American Dream.
Admit it. When the first few beats of Tical (Def Jam, 1994) hit your eardrums, you knew you were listening to something special…no, outstanding. Wu-Tang Clan’s untouchable debut, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (Loud/RCA, 1993), set the bar high for anything that might originate from the Wu camp...
Jay-Z’s debut album in 1996, “Reasonable Doubt” (Roc-A-Fella/Priority, 1996), put just that in artists attempting to compete with the soon-to-be rap mogul in the hip-hop game. Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson did the exact same thing in 2003 when he entered the NFL driving reasonable doubt into opposing teams by running over and around defenders on the gridiron.