Summer is winding down, but trying to enjoy the last few weekends. My wife keeps telling me summer is until September 23rd. I still equate the end of the summer to a childhood memory… Once school is back in session, summer is over. Old habits die hard I suppose.
In any event. We had a couple of drinks enjoying the beautiful night. My wife opted for a Sapphire & Tonic which is my favorite spring/summer drink.
I on the other hand was in the mood for something more warm & soul satisfying. It was a toss up between Glenfiddich or Courvoisier, but opted for the Fiddich last night.
A few weeks back I worked with a fun nutritionist in the New York area. She had some great recipes as well as some stylish preps. Here are a couple of pictures I shot during our shoot. There is something special and self-satisfying in doing food shoots! Getting the right angles, using the right hues and capturing the elements… it just feels so right!
20 years ago today Raekwon dropped one of the most epic albums in rap history.. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. I can remember that summer of ’95 like it was yesterday. I played this album over & over again, it was that captivating.
It’s one of the few albums that you can listen straight thru without ever forwarding to the next trap. Between the slick verses, atomic beats and raw skits, it was perfection. Rza produced the entire album and Ghostface had cameos on half of the tracks. I remember how much more improved Ghost was on this album; he knew he had to come correct.
Criminology, Rainy Days, Glaciers Of Ice, Ice Cream, Wu-Gambinos, Verbal Intercourse, Heaven & Hell were some of my favorite tracks. This album would still bury any of the current “stars” contribution to hiphop.