Yep 30 Years of Shock The World : G-Shock 30th Anniversary Event New York City

*Clears throat, catches breath and wipes brow* Ok….I know it’s almost 2 weeks since I was at the 30th Anniversary G-Shock Event at Pier 34 in New York City. Due to the horrific travel debacle I had with Air Tran trying to go to Florida. A flight cancellation turning into me staying an extra night in the city that I love but not really a night because I had to be up at 3am to be on standby to get a 6am flight. *Deep breath* But that “B***ch, didn’t kill my vibe” of the G-Shock Event which part two of two of my Events for the day. So let me start by saying that Casio and its President and CEO Kazuo Kashio kept the event stylish by arriving on a Ducati via the big screen. He spoke about how the G-Shock brand has grown and still growing. And from what I’ve see G-Shock is still shocking the world.G-Shock Black Banner

Mr. Kashio even threw out into the crowd about five new G-Shock watches while sprinkling water from the watches in the crowd as they reached for these gems of watches. This was in addition to the Swag Bags that were given out to Press/Media after the event which included a 30th Anniversary Limited Edition G-Shock Watch. I must say it was a nice package of G-Shock-ism. Along with the CEO there were other speakers such as the Brooklyn Firefighter by the name of Mike Hernandez, actor Michael Marsden from such films as just released “The Butler,” “X-Men” and couple of other blockbuster films. Model Jessica Stam spoke about the beautiful Baby-G‘s for the ladies. Looks like Brooklyn was strong up in the event with Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez speaking sliding in a couple of jokes asking for audience participation for laughter and also in attendance was new Brooklyn Net Paul Pierce. Let’s not forget skateboarder Louie Vito spoke about his line and the perfect rugged watch for those sometimes extreme stunts on the pike along with Stevie Williams being in the building. The atmosphere was very relaxed yet exciting because of the new line of G-Shock watches such as the Rangeman series in which named also a Vodka based drink. I can’t remember what was all was in it but it was pretty good as you can see as me and my fam and fellow Gstyle Magazine writer Jason aka JMillion raised some drinks before Yelawolf and Eminem’s G-Shock performance.2013-08-07 21.50.58 Speaking of Em, they introduce his G-Shock watch that’s coming out near the end of this year called the Eminem GDX6900MNM-1. Besides the great line of G-Shock watches coming to a store near you, the icing on the cake was headlining to perform was one of the great MCs Eminem who is not known for performing at Product release events so you know Casio has mad pull to make this happen. Of course it doesn’t hurt they designed a G-Shock watch for D-town’s own. Anticipation was to the extreme but at the same time felt like the Media and the fans alike were somewhat patient. I mean you can attribute that to who the star performer was. This was a rarity so anyone who was fortunate such as myself and Gstyle Magazine we were like Jigga on Kendrick Lamar‘s “B***h, Don’t Kill My Vibe” Remix, in Jay Z‘s voice “I’ll wait (echo)” lol. You don’t hear me though lol. I know it was a media event but still from most of my concert experience the crowd can get restless while they wait for their favorite artist to perform. I mean just look at how calm and serene the crowd and the stage looked moments before Shady Records/Interscope MC’s Yelawolf and Eminem were to light a flame to the stage. 2013-08-07 21.23.19Yelawolf aka Mr. Slumerican himself held his own and did his thing and was a perfect warm up for Mr. Marshall Mathers. Eminem brought the classics even his verse on Drake‘s “Forever.” One of my favorite moments was when he brought Royce 5’9″ to perform “Lighters.” The performance included “Love The Way You Lie,” “Cleaning Out My Closet,” “Won’t Back Down,” “The Way I Am,” and when you thought the show was over he returned for an encore with what else but “Lose Yourself.” So of course like everyone else I am looking for Em’s album release slated sometime this year. All in all this was a great night for G-Shock and Hip-Hop. I have to say the products from what looks like another strong year for Casio and G-Shock, it really balanced out as far as product and entertainment. In some cases the entertainment can outshine the products and vice versa but that wasn’t the case at Pier 34 in New York City. I gotta give props to Casio and its staff for giving a great show on both the product side and entertainment side and I hope to see you guys at the 40th year anniversary event and thanks for the invite, greatly appreciated.

Some Red Carpet Celebrities were:

Busta Rhymes, Adrienne Ballion, Ice-T, Coco, Miguel, DJ Drama, Melanie Fiona, Sway, Doug E. Fresh, Bryan Greenberg, FeFe Dobson, Ronnie from Jersey Shore, Rosie Perez, Fabolous, Jim Sturgess, Vashtie Kola, John Leguizamo just name a few.

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Eminem and Royce 5’9″ photos courtesy of Roberto Bayde @R0bSkii of Official RTV @Official_RTV

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Kendrick Lamar’s “Poetic Justice” Feat. Drake [Music Video]

Along with getting heavy radio rotation Kendrick Lamar drops the visual of “Poetic Justice” featuring Drake. Of course it opens on Crenshaw in hang out mode on the strip giving you that Boyz ‘N Da Hood/Poetic Justice feel. The video actually tells a vivid story over 5 minutes and 28 seconds of a new boy meets girl, girl has a semi former lover, new boy has an enemy from the streets bent on revenge in one scenario. The Drake verse was cleverly inserted and shot as he phoned in(Not too much different from how collabos are done these days) a missed call leaving a voice mail after the love fatality.


This is a very movie-like music video. Looks like the video started shooting in LA which almost had me until I saw a Hunter Ambulance pull up to pick up the casualties that let me know it finished in NYC lol (And the exclamation point was the (718) phone number on the side of ambulance lol). The end result is a great piece of work.

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“B**ch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” (Remix) Kendrick Lamar Featuring Jay-Z [Music Review]

Mr. Kendrick Lamar drops a remix to his runaway hit “B**ch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” with the likes of the God MC Jay-Z. The original was already a banger, the reigning MTV’s #1 Hottest MC In The Game got an ultimate co-sign with the Jigga Man spittin’ on the remix. You can tell Jay is in a very good place right now just flowin’ out love for the game and not as a necessity but giving a little insight on MC royalty still packing heat. Hov spits

Up in the clouds me and my spouse/Rumors on the ground gettin’ too loud/Please turn them s**ts down Can’t hear myself think/Turbulence, s**t, almost spilled my drink/In the White House with with a mink/Runnin’ through that bitch like it’s my house/All up in the hall like a mall/Told you motherf****rs, all I do is ball/No, I don’t ‘member you, I don’t intend to/Empty my memory bank, it’s a million dollars in it, baby, Hilary Swank/Next to Hilary smellin’ like dank/Presidential pardon,name one n***a out there harder than him I’ll wait….(Checks the Hublot lol) He then closes out the verse old school Special Ed style with “I’m the highest, the highest title, numero uno/Kill my vibe, that’s your motherf****n’ funeral.”

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Of course you got chirps about how Kendrick murdered Young on this track. How about enjoying the fact that Lamar was inspired to write two new verses within 24hrs after hearing Jay and the dude goes IN! Kendrick opens up the 3rd verse continuing where Hov left off with “Between you and me, turn eulogy to urinals” building up to his extra beast mode. Lamar viciously establishes through these bars he’s more than worthy of the buzz and some more Compton hip hop. No question the kid blazes with

Picture little old me givin’ a f**k from what a f**k ni**a’s got to say/Ni**a, you’ll never be Jay, never be Nas, never be Snoop nor Dre/You ain’t get killed in Vegas, or in a Suburban/Puff Daddy wasn’t your favorite, so many washed up with detergent/But I don’t dry tears, I just aim at ‘em on purpose like “BLAHW!”/Empty fourteen like “BLAHW!”/Empty out another magazine like “BLAHW!”/Let a young ni**a get by/I kill ‘em all when they tryna kill my vibe/I am the bad, the good guy, the last the ‘hood got/The last that would try to pass a good job/If Shawn’s a black Beatle, I need a 10-second drum solo/B**ch, see you at Woodstock!

With Lamar’s aspiration not to have a short career but achieve longevity and relevancy like Hov with albums like “Good Kid: M.A.D.D. City” comparable to Jigga’s first contribution “Reasonable Doubt” I don’t see why the “No Pressure” MC can’t be that echelon MC. It’s official. The Michael Jordan of rap alley-oops to the now Kobe Bryant of rap and it looks like a game winner.

Listen:

Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe [Remix] (feat. Jay-Z)

Watch how Top Dawg Entertainment surprises Kendrick Lamar with Jay’s verse:

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