More like Jacob the Jailer....

If you take a moment to scroll down you'll notice that I've placed mad labels on this post. I guess I'm having a hard time categorizing this foolishness.

(In)Famous jeweler of the Hip Hop Glitterati, Jacob Arabov aka Jacob the Jeweler, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and was slapped with a 2 million dollar fine this week.

"I got that work!!"

The crime?? Laundering Money, to the tune of over $270 million in narcotics earnings for a Detroit-based drug ring. No, that wasn't a typo...I said Detroit Drug Ring Fool!!!

My 2 cents: if hes working with over 270 million, you're only gonna fine him 2 million???
I can't get over the whole drug ring thing (unintentional rhyming, my bad).
I knew his ass was a little to interested in rap music.

Shit, I'm been Black since I was born and truthfully, I'm over rap music.



According to my sisters over at Around the Way Girls, "Santogold is Everywhere"!


Yay for Santi!!!
Culture Snobette is ecstatic for all the love, all the press, and most importantly all the booked tour dates (Act like ya know. Tour dates = $$$$) that our girl Santi has been getting.

And make sure to get there early when Santogold, Diplo, A-trak, and Kid Cudi touch down on Central Park's Annual Summer Stage Concert Series on July 20.

Yes. All that talent, free of charge.



Any one who even remotely knows me, knows that SS08 for me is all about the Gays.
I've been talking and dancing like a gay, specifically the Banjee ones, so profusely that on numerous occaisons my boyfriend has threatened to drop my flaming ass!!
So when one of my bestest G buddies put me on to Hercules and Love Affair, I ate it up like a 2 piece and a biscuit

Hercules is this amazing ensemble group of singers, musicians and voguers, (yes bitch I said voguers!!)

Their song "Blind" was on my MySpace for the like, forever and sparked many compliments on my "in the know"-ness; which is always a good thing.

Watch it. Eat it. Live it.

Get tour dates, downloads, info and more at Hercules and Love Affair Website.

And shoutout to Shayne and Lacole, le Voguers. WEERRRKKK!!!


And another thing

In unrelated news......
Where was I when this song came out??

And most importantly.....Why do I like it soo much?!?!?

"We Rockin' Stilettos Hoe!! We Rockin' Stilettos Hoe!!"

Pon Di Replay...Literally

Hey Snobbers,
Here at Critique de Culture we honor trendsetters and trailblazers. For example Whitley Gilbert,

Grace Jones,

And the incomparable.....Billy Dee Williams!!

But what we don't tolerate is swagger jackers, d*ck riders, and wannabes.
So I must take this time to shine a light on Little Miss Barbados 1989 aka Pon di Replay aka Rihananna.

While I fully give RiRi props for "chopping her tresses", (ie: taking out her tracks... u really wasn't fooling anybody anyway),

I must demote her a few notches for being in direct violation of swagger jackin'!!
RiRi is clearly suffering with an acute case of Kid Sister-itis.

No!! not that broad...

Rihanna copped the Assymetrical cut the was made famous and ubiquitous my none other than Kelis. Truth be told, I still birds on the B46 bus with the cut, yapping away on their Sidekicks.

Kelis made it cool for sisters to leave the doobie wraps alone for a minute and think outside the box with their hair do's. We must not forget that Kelis's head was about 5 diff'rent colors when she came on the scene back in the late 90's. Miss Thang didn't need nobodie's permission, nor did she need any cosigners and for this she gets a 3 gun salute...Buk! Buk! Buk! (yes, i'm cultured and all, but lets not forget I'm from Flatbush. BK Stand up! )

Roll the Tape....

Here Kelis rocks the Assym look back in 2006.

Then comes Miss RiRi with it, all late in '08.

Now its 2008, Mama Kelis is over the look and, like Denise Huxtable back in the 80's, she moves on to some fly shit that no one else is doing.
Kelis sporting a cropped Mushroom.

And before you know it there goes little Rudy Huxtable trying to keep up....

Snobbers, consider this my open letter Rihanna.
Rihanna, you pay people good money to make sure you look hot, egdy, punk or whateva it is you claim to be now-a-days. Next time they come to you with a pic of someone from 6 months ago, sayin this is your "new" look....Slap them! Cuz they ain't your friend.
Thank you.
Culture Snobette

PS: Oohhhhh... Now I get why her song was called "Pon Di Replay"

Precisely...Don't Get Slapped!!


Calling all Artists, Artists Wannabees and All-round Freaks

Deitch Projects, the renown SoHo gallery, is accepting submissions for their 4th annual Art Parade.

The parade takes place on September 6. The deadline for submissions is July 1st.
Even if you don't submit something, make sure to come check all the naked chicks....

Lessons in Acultural-ism

Now when is it ever appropriate to have your chil'rens looking like this??

I fear for their future... E! True Hollywood Stories here they come!!


Cop This!!

Chances are......

you need to read this and FAST.

David Sedaris, Comedic Genius, Literary Giant

Peep this and tell me you haven't wet your pants....

In case you were hungry....

No, you're eyes are not decieving you people. BBQs is offering:
  • 2 Soups
  • 2 Rotisserie 1/2 Chickens
  • 2 Cornbreads
  • 2 Potatos or Rice
ALL FOR $9.99

And yess, i took this picture on the train. KLASSY, WITH A K!!

....Devil doth thou tempt me??


The Mighty Mighty...


And yes, he deserves 3 exclamations!!!

Make it your business to witness this renaissance man in rare form.

On June 28 @ the famed Carnegie Hall, Mos Def will be performing live accompanied by a BIG BAND. And yes, I said BIG BAND. This rapper/thespian/singer/poet has an amazing evening planned with the legendary Gil Scott Heron, ("The Revolution Will Not Be Televised") opening the program.

And if you've never heard the Mighty Mighty Mos sang, check these 2 songs out.
Creole (feat. Mos Def) - Charlie Hunter Quartet

"The Beggar"
Beggar - Mos Def