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Brandon Flowers ‘Flamingo’

This is totally going to be a personal opinion post, but The Killers are one of  the best bands in the world. So when my boy aka lead singer Brandon Flowers announced he was doing a solo project I was a little sketchy. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised that Brandon really brought the heat on this album. True the songs aren’t as catchy and upbeat as The Killers, but they display a deeper more spiritual side.It’s just enough to hold us die hard Killers fans over until a new album drops 2011.

stand outs: Crossfire, Jilted Lovers & Broken Hearts, Magdalena

Bruno Mars ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’

I have to give it up to Bruno Mars, a kid that comes out of nowhere,  jumps on a couple hooks that soar to #1 and releases an album that stands alone in today’s music. ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ features great vocals, thoughtful lyrics, real music that’s clearly a mesh of pop, soul, and doo-wop. The first single “Just The Way You Are” is a fresh take on something you’ve heard a million times in songs, but when Bruno sings it you can’t help but to go there.

stand outs: Grenade, Talking To The Moon, The Other Side

The Script “Science & Faith’

The boys from The Script are back with another winner of an album. The group from Ireland that spent the early part of their career sleeping on the front porch of music producer Teddy Riley’s home just so he would give them a chance are now making waves of their own. The new album ‘Science & Faith’ is a mix of soulful vocals, hip hop, and pop that garnered them such a huge following the first time out. I had the pleasure of not only meeting them at their first stateside performance in NYC, but became a fan instantly.

stand outs: If I Ever Come Back, Long Gone and Moved On, This=Love


Most of you already know I.AM.CJay is a fiend when it comes to wrist-wear. So when I got the email this morning two of my favorite brands were coming together for an exclusive timepiece, my day was made. LaVie Clothing Co. and FLUD Watches created this one of a kind watch for those that drive in their own lane.

The make and color is so right for Fall/Winter and gives subtle moments of conversation piece without even trying. The option to change the band is always a key factor for making fresh Fash-ON moves. Don’t want to play one look out too tough. I’m just saying.

October 15th is the date when the piece drops and only 100 were created. The watch will be sold exclusively at Capo, Probus, Area4Zero1 in Rhode Island, and online.

Big ups to the homie aka brand wizard Pete O. for the info.

One good boot is essential for Fall/Winter and I’m not talking a Timberland boot. I’m talking a boot that can translate from kick back to nightlife, depending on where you flow. The Declaration Boots from Bed|Stü are a perfect mix of rugged worn and fash-ON savy. Boots like these are made to last a long time and the scuffed up finish in the craftsmanship is a nod to that.

Check out the site for more from the brand.

If you know me, than you know I’m a sucker for a standout timepiece. Take the O Clock collection which is vibrant and loud in the best way possible. The water resistant watches come in 15 different colors to choose from.

This first collection launched last month in the US and retails for a fashion friendly price of $36 a piece.

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Jack Threads is like one of those sites that only the cool kids know about and online shop at. The members only site is one of the best for the best discounts on the fliest of items. Everything from Mosely Tribes sunglasses, Alfie shoes, Nudie Jeans, and Flud Watches — all offered at discounts of up to 80% off regular retail. Go here to sign up you’ll also receive $5 bucks off your first purchase.

If you ever needed another reason to make you venture to Disneyland again, this Mickey Mouse Penthouse just maybe it. The suite offers spectacular views of the 500 acre resort (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, and the Downtown Disney District). The lush pad includes an interior design with “Mickey’s” signature colors of black, white, red and yellow, occupies an expansive 1,600 square feet and includes an open living room, dining and kitchen area, two bedrooms and two and one-half bathrooms.

The master bedroom has a king-size bed, lounge chairs, a 37″ flat panel TV and a DVD player. The master bath includes a steam shower, Jacuzzi tub and a double vanity with a built-in TV in the mirror. Unique glass tiles on the shower walls bring the magic of Mickey Mouse to life as the familiar image of Mickey appears only when the warm water of the shower hits the tiled wall.

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The past week has been quite an eventful one for I.AM.CJay. As a born and raised Angeleno, I really felt like I soaked up some good L.A. moments. The first being my first ever Dodger game, yeah I’m not the baseball fan but the energy in the stadium is contagious. Between the beer, Dodger Dog, and trying to figure out the score board I had one of the best times in my life. Pretty awesome seats by the way.

The next day was a night out at Magic Mountain with 2 of the bestest people in my life Chiara and Beto (pics to come soon). Sometimes you need a good amusement park to just shake the shyt out of you and scream out any stress in your life.

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Chillin With My L.E.S. Fam

Gettin’ all nostalgic thinking about New York City today. Had to pull up a flick of one of the best nights last year in NYC at my trainer Dan’s (in the red shirt) crib. His family has become my adopted NYC family. Talk about some good ole fashion ignorant fun filled with Patron XO, Corona’s, Pernil, and music! NYC here I come….WEPA!!

That dark liquor is the devil I tell you! Especially when you gettin turnt up midtown and you live in Brooklyn!

L.A. based brand Ever has recently collaborated with bag maker Jack Spade for a set of travel bags. Now if your a dude that understands there is a fash-ON moment in every move you make, then these rugged bags are for you.  There is a duffle/tote 2 piece that’s in this collection. The military like colors are constructed in canvas and make for easy function which is essential in travel.  Thinking I may invest in these for my NYC holiday trip…WEY!

The duffle is $395 and the tote is $275

I’m Doin Me, this time around. I’m Doin Me, don’t need you now. I rather be by myself, I won’t let your drama hold me down. I’m Doin Me, this time around. I’m Doin Me, cause I finally found…I’d rather be by myself. I’m Doin’ Me.