Artist Spotlight ~ Thursday

This week artist spotlight is Ramone Jones from LLE out of the I.E. Some you know him as Seis One. This dude has been in the hip hop for 8yrs+ and is still going hard..So if you never heard of this man well here you go. Ramone Jones y’all I.E is the building! Also check out his website www.ramonejones.com/ for more of his music

 

Fresh ~ Tuesday

Summer fashion tips/ideas for men. This one for the fellas who are looking to try something different. So here we go:

1. Preppy. The look is a classic but it is coming back in a big way. Either in all white and other cream neutrals OR in bright, bold patterns, the prep look has invaded our space and is here to stay (this does not mean, however, that popping your collar is acceptable.)
2. Canvas totes. Think military chic. Check the stitching and leather to make sure it is a quality buy – it will be sure to last you a long time.
3. Blue suits. Aqua,navy, it doesn’t matter. This summer – blue is the new black in suits, it punches up the color and brings life to an otherwise boring routine.
4. Colourful soles.
5. “Athletic” style jeans. Specially designed and cut to give more room in the rump and thighs, these jeans are flattering to men who are muscular and totally not into skinny jeans.
6. Relaxed blazers are a new wave in the structured jacket section. Instead of fitting extremely tailored, these blazers are meant to look slack and relaxed and well…cool.
7. Montblanc has come out with a new fragrance that is subtle but still guaranteed to make your lover weak in the knees. Enough with the asthma inducing “axe” already – it is time to grow up!
8. Fun bathing suits are not just for the ladies anymore. Think more of a European cut and have fun with it! (no more baggy “Capri” board shorts)
9. Green slacks and chinos are a great way to spice up your wardrobe while still having a classic cut – very stylish with a plain black or white v-neck!
10. Layering colours is probably the most difficult and fun thing to try this summer – you don’t want it to be too much, but at the same time…explore!
11. Canvas Belts. For those of you gentlemen who aren’t into flashing the bling – canvas belts are a great way to keep your pants up, look stylish and keep it simple.

On Point ~ Monday

8 ways to lose your belly fat:

1. Exercise and eat right
No kidding, right? Yet so many of us sabotage this no-brainer of a gut-busting plan. Study after study proves that eating a well-balanced diet heavy in fruits, veggies and whole grains and low in fat and refined sugars, plus exercising regularly, will help you shed not only subcutaneous fat (the surface fat that makes love handles), but also the deeper visceral fat, which builds up around abdominal organs and can raise your chance of suffering high cholesterol, heart disease, or type 2 diabetes. And regular exercise not only helps you slim down your whole body, it actually shrinks the size of fat cells in your stomach.

2. Get down to your healthy weight
Losing that gut isn’t easy, but you can improve your contours (and lower your risk of heart disease and cancer) by lowering your overall body mass index. A healthy adult BMI is roughly 19 to 25. You can do as many crunches as you want, but if you’re overweight, your abs will be hidden under a padding of fat. (By the same token, you can be naturally slim but still carry a paunch if you don’t exercise or eat right. Bottom line: think of Tactic #1 as the Golden Gut-busting Rule.)

3. Don’t be a stress case
Scientists are studying the link between stress and belly fat. Heightened cortisol levels in blood, resulting from stress, seem to react with the body’s insulin to create visceral abdominal fat — and, in a double whammy, to also drive us toward fatty, sugary foods. Reducing stress may make it easier to say no to barbecue chips or chocolate truffles that go straight to the waistline. Try yoga as a way of cutting stress. Bonus: it’ll tone you, too. And if your daily commute is a cause of stress, wear an iPod or read a funny book to help you chill out on public transportation; if you drive, consider ways to reduce your commuting time.

4. Stop boozing, quit smoking
Think cigarettes keep you thin? Think again. Both smoking and alcohol raise the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in your body.

5. Hire a personal trainer
Embarking on a fitness regime is more likely to be successful if you invest in some one-on-one workouts with a personal trainer. She can devise a regimen that will give you the right amount of cardio plus strength training to help you tone up, and target trouble spots most effectively. And the faster you see results, the more likely you are to stay motivated — and active.

6. Skip the Thai, meet for sushi instead
A recent Japanese study found that fucoxanthin, a compound in brown seaweed, shrank abdominal fat in lab animals, and encouraged a five to 10 per cent weight loss. Human studies are next, but the scientists are excited. And you should be too, if you love Japanese food. Order that miso soup or seaweed salad. Not only do these low-fat appetizers contain seaweed, they’ll fill you up so you won’t pig out on that caloriepaloooza known as tempura.

7. Avoid trans fats like the plague
Yes, we already mentioned a low-fat diet in Tactic #1, but trans-fatty acids, found in many convenience foods, deserve their own mention. Trans fats are linked to cardiovascular disease, and, as if that weren’t enough, they literally go straight to your belly. A recent study found that not only do trans fats create excess visceral fat in the abdomen, they actually cause fat from other parts of the body to redistribute there.

8. Don’t believe late-night infomercials
A study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) found that expensive ab-targeting home-exercise equipment is no better than (and in some cases, is worse than) good, old-fashioned exercises. Skip the gimmicks and work these three ab moves into your workout: the bicycle manouver, reverse crunches and pull-ups.

Smooth ~ Friday

Its Friday folk and it’s the second day of summer. So you know what mean? Party and beach time! So this week Smooth Friday hang out spot is Malibu Beach in Malibu, CA. Whats better way to start off your than heading to the beach. So get your beach gear, sun screen and radio and go have a blast. While your down checkout some of their resturants they all have really good food out there. Be safe you guys and enjoy yourself because its Friday and its SUMMER TIME! 

Artist Spotlight ~ Thursday

This is a new artist on rise and his name is Saiah Eric Choice Morrison. I been knowing this kid for a very long time and he is very talented. He play the keybored and has a awesome voice. He’s also been on the road with Justin Bieber. This young man is good so be on the look out for him. Here’s a double play from Saiah Eric Choice Morrison: