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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Gifted Thrifter I




*clutch purse


















* my black&white collection is in the works





I started this a few blog post back, now I’m back by popular demand! In these “Gifted Thrifter” sections, I will document some of my favorite thrift pieces. Yes, everything that I post here will be new, vintage, used, and unique thrift items, all hand selected by yours truly. :) Here are some of my personal favorites taken with Instagram (@jahxxo) Hope you enjoy!
“love the life you live. live the life you love.” ― Bob Marley


* Ziggy reminds me of his father the most. I love the Marleys*




-Saudi




Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Divide and conquer....

"For much of the 20th Century, Washington D.C.’s U Street, or "Black Broadway," was a vibrant intellectual, artistic, and commercial hub for African Americans — and one of the few places black people were able to live.
The neighborhood has since seen changes with gentrification and immigration. In recent years, Ethiopian immigrants have been chasing the American dream alongside their African-American neighbors. Washington D.C is home to the biggest Ethiopian community outside Ethiopia. But as the two communities brush up against each other, there have been controversies - such as a thwarted attempt to rename a section of the neighborhood "Little Ethiopia."

http://wamu.org/programs/global_perspective/12/02/26/global_perspective_9th_and_u

* This is dedicated to all those West Indians+Africans that WE have came across who believe that they are not identified in America as Black....just take a listen and get real. S/o to the Nigerian at the W who thought he wasn't black...hope he figures it out smh*
-Saudi

Monday, February 27, 2012

In the land of OZ....



*If your looking for new music you are definitely in luck! Check out this dynamic duo OZ we will not say too much except you better watch out because they are most definitely on the rise the music will speak for itself but we will let you be the judge take a listen download here http://www.ivlpresentsoz.com/

#IVL s/o to Dreamhard for putting us down!*


-JLS

Guess who made the Post....

We want to give a massive shout out to our girl Kara Jenelle for making it to the Washington Post after an amazing performance with Coyaba Dance Theatre Saturday night! You can read the full article here http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/review-coyaba-dance-theater/2012/02/26/gIQAwIxScR_story.html and like her facebook page here http://www.facebook.com/pages/KaJe-Kara-Jenelle/143899325689380#!/pages/KaJe-Kara-Jenelle/143899325689380?sk=info

Not your average teen!

Meet my youngest niece Kristina...I thought this picture was very blog worthy for the simple fact she is a teenage girl rising above the staus quo giving The Bieb the bird (she is not a fan)....I love my niece lol I'm sure we were the same person in a past life. Just thought this pic was rather funny!
-Saudi

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mel Bells Earthstrong Belated!





To a great friend and sister indeed! Happy Earthstrong Melissa we love you dearly and can not wait until our next reunion! A beautiful soul you are!
-JLS

Friday, February 24, 2012

SLPS-Baltimore


JLS will kick off this bipolar weather weekend with rush hour traffic to experience Slideluck Potshow (Charm City Style) with the NYC homie Casey. http://slideluckpotshow.com/

Boogie Nights....

*Last night’s Afro Beat party was more FIRE, more FIRE!

- taylor was in the building!

-big sis was in the building!


-crowd was grooving..

-Saudi had the dance cirlce on lock! ;)

-jls

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Roots Rock Reggae


If you haven’t seen or heard of the Steel Pulse Reggae Band, then today is your lucky day. This band has been around for many, many years and I had the pleasure of seeing them live (while working) ;) last night. The place was jammed packed with a diverse mix of enthusiastic fans, all singing and dancing to the lyrics “here comes Rasta man!” I must say, it was an incredible sight to see- including my mum vibing out in the crowd. ..... Must see, live sets are rocking!



Bless up,

jahxxo

Familiar Sounds....


*Amadou & Mariam the Malian duo Ce n'est pas bon was sampled on "Um Ricka" by Wale Feat. K'naan. They have awesome instrumentals get familiar.*

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

JLS Guilty Pleasures...

Our favorite vacation spot and second home now and always will be........

Only the greatest producer and our best friend.....

getting our passport game up /traveling the world and touching lives.....

Clydes Brownie Sundae.....

Iman and Liya (Saudi and Jah)......

live concerts........


planning, creating, and doing......
unforgettable moments...
partying....
teaching the future.....
spreading love and kindness ...



*What we do and who we are in a nutshell...live your life because your worth it and its beautiful! Do what you love and love what you do for not every opprotunity will always be there waiting for you! Get inspired!*

-JLS

Hump Day Groove!


*Lovely song! Thanks to Ms. Werema for putting us on! Life is short people live it with a purpose and remember you can't change your past only set yourself up for a better future!*
-JLS

Friday, February 17, 2012

Radiohead Friday!


*It is just one of those Friday's when you have to kick back and relax...Enjoy your weekend beautiful people life is short so live it lively!*

Cipherstock Thursday!










*Supported "The Whole Dammed Delegation" last night at Cipher Stock @ Bloombars. Nice little hole in the wall venue off of Sherman Street NW the management was a little off and gave us a weird feeling but good event none the less UNTIL.......The freaking Cops tried to hush up live music...smh typical pig move!!! We got to be apart of the performance with our tambourine and djembe drum provided by the performers!!! *

Linsanity!!!!!



*Yes!!!! Linsanity has come full circle and captivated JLS. We are most definitely fans and this post should have came after the Knicks beat the Lakers but we waited a bit....To no surprise more greatness came from this NBA underdog. Mr. Lin has an amazing story from playing for the uppity Ivy's to going undrafted to balling with the D-leaguers to overnight sensation. Such an awesome story in a nutshell. Of course we had to be hipped to this prodigy by our greatest informant Huang who put us up on game. The boy is a monster!!!!! He just keeps busting ass.... Love the picture of him throwing buckets on Ron Artest.... LAKERS SUCK!!!!! (no offense KK).. *



Thursday, February 16, 2012

Kenna - Static



*gorgeous

Where are you Mr. "Make Sure They See My Face" huh?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Singles Awareness Day!

*On this 14th day of February you should not just show love and appreciation to those who you cherish .... You should show it 365 days of the year!!!! Say I love you everyday not just one day. Valentine's Day is a gimmick for companies to get an influx of money on a random day so the rich can get richer and poor just continue to live beyond their means and waste money for the idea of "love" ....Please we are hip to the game! lol If no one told they loved you today or all week we do!!!! Enjoy your day!*

-JLS

Made in The 80's!



Saudi with her bro at an 80's party this past Saturday @ Beechtree. Live event for Ed aka Mr. 6'8 Autumn's Beau.



Friday, February 10, 2012

Happy Friday!






-600+ people
-Chaos at its best
-cool art in every form
-cool people
-hella late start
-strong finish
-After party @ McFaddens
-pick up strays along the way
-After after party at State Plaza Hotel
-Car breaks down in Largo :) = a funny ass story to tell.

-JLS wants to thank everyone who supported the RAW movement !!! Without you all this event would not have been possible. Special thanks to the lovely woman who raised us Dr. Nisha Sachdev thanks for being a trooper!!!!..Do you love our photo or what?!!!!! Enjoy your weekend lovely people!











Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tonight we will RAW(K)......

The day has finally come....... RAW presents: Activate RAWartists first DC showcase for artists by artists. Be there or be square!!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


* Sad but somewhat true....I was trying to put this mockery to shame ..then realized I could'nt even be mad when they had old girl in foams and they were shouting out Landova because they ain't lyin. S/O to KK this video is dedicated to you!Gogo sterotype! lol*

Phony Ppl + Theo London


*Jls plus the wonderful KK attended the Theophilus London/Phony Ppl concert on 2/6/12. Although Jah actually worked this concert she was able to see more behind the scences Tom Foolery with the guys. It was a rather enjoyable concert we all were more excited to see Phony PPl and they definitely impressed us. Collectively they remind us of a more controlled R&B style East Coast Odd Futture if that makes any sense. Enjoy the video! We love the variety of their sound!
-Jls

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

ONE LOVE: BOB MARLEY



......and of course, we can't forget about our rasta MARLEY. Your music lives on forever in our soul.


Happy Bornday.


-jls