Thursday, July 30, 2009

Chicken Wing Joy Ride...LMFAO!

A lot of you may have already heard about this but in case you didn't, here it goes. A young boy by the name of Latarian Milton steals his grandmother's car because she wouldn't buy him some chicken wings from Walmart...them Walmart chicken wings must be off the hook! Damn Latarian, don't you think you went a little overboard when you pulled a GTA on grandma over some Walmart wings?!? Now, those Wingstop lemon pepper chicken wings would've been a totally different story for me at least...I would've pulled a GTA on my mom, grandma, great grandma, the preacher at church, etc. etc. because those wings are hella good. Just playin' y'all. Enjoy.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cookin' A Plate Of Swagg With "Johnny Flay"

What's up peoples?

I've been really passionate about cooking lately and it's mostly likely the result of watching too much Food Network. Even though I'm new to the cookin' game your boy already thinks he's a young Bobby Flay. Let's be realistic though, I'm nowhere as good as Mr. Flay. The aspect of cooking that I do have Bobby Flay beat is when it comes to cookin' up a plate of that swagg. I feel generous today, so I've decided to share my swagg cookin' secrets with y'all. Below are 3 separate ingredients to cook up a dish of that swagg. Get your plate ready 'cause here they go.

The following ingredients are required for the first dish:

1. The Stuffed Chilli Pepper Party - First start off with a Faze Party Time shirt in red. Then add the red GG Sunglasses by Dragon Eyeware. Next, add some seasoning to your outfit by coppin' the Supra TK Society Sneaker in red. Now accessorize by bringing in the red Triumvirate Belt by Nixon. Lastly, add the red and gold Shmack watch. If you would like to give this meal maximum flavor, compliment it with a pair of khaki pants. Once complete, sit back and enjoy your meal.

The following ingredients are required for the second dish:

2. The "Oh, God This Can't Be True" Casserole - The first step to this dish is a Faze black and gold Christ shirt. The next ingredient is a pair of Dragon Eyeware Sunglasses in black. Now, add a big scoop of Supra Indy NS shoes in black and gold. Next, add a dash of the Krew Pinnacle Belt in gold. To complete the dish, add the Flud Tableturns Gold Band Watch. For increased hottness, add some black denim jeans. WARNING - This meal is guaranteed to be hot upon completion.

The following ingredients are required for the third dish:

3. The Jerk Chicken Cross-over - For our last meal, preheat the oven to 400 degrees because this meal will have to be extremely hot. To begin the process, sprinkle the Don't Cross Us shirt in teal. Next, add the Sabre Poolside Revo Shades in white. Now, stir in a pair of the Nike Air Structure Triax '91 in white, teal, pink, and black. Next, throw in the white RVCA Halford Belt. Before placing the creation in the oven, add the white Cartridge Watch by Flud. To make this meal as hot as possible, throw in a pair of light blue jeans. Now you're cookin'!

All of the ingredients that were used in today's recipes can be obtained at the following places:

Thanks for tuning in folks. Until next time, stay FEARLESS and ZEALOUS people!!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Make or Break Economy

When I spoke to you a couple days ago, I mentioned how we would like to make FAZE Apparel recession-proof like In-N-Out Burger. That's fine and dandy but our current economic climate is treacherous, to say the least. In fact, it may have just consumed one of the most recognizable brands in the fashion industry - Baby Phat. For those that don't know, Baby Phat is a premiere female hip-hop brand that was created by Kimora Lee Simmons in 1998.

According to, Kellwood Co., the St. Louis based company that owns Baby Phat, could be facing bankruptcy because of a huge debt obligation that is coming due on July 14th. How big you may ask? Let's say something along the lines of $140 million dollars!!! Daaaayyyyyuuuummm!!! Shit, I complain about a $75-$80 cell phone bill due every month but I couldn't even imagine owing someone that much. Due to the slowing economy and decreased sales, Kellwood can't pay the bonds that will be maturing on the 14th. The company did try to defer the bond payment through an exchange offer, in which Kellwood Co. would swap bonds maturing on Wednesday for bonds with more appealing terms that will mature in 2014. They were unsuccessful with this attempt. I hope Kimora's Baby Phat pulls through this, but the odds are against them in this economy. As the title states, this is a make or break economy, but at this point, Baby Phat is on the verge of being broken.

Bottom line - control your debt, don't let it control you. Until next time, stay Fearless and Zealous people!!! I'll holla.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Recession-proof Like In-N-Out Burger

Happy Friday everybody,

Speaking of Fridays, one of my goals in life is to make everyday feel like a Friday on a nice summer day. I hope y'all can relate to me on that tip. Another one of my goals, or may I say a goal of the FAZE Boys, is to make our company recession-proof like In-N-Out Burger. All of us may not have a business or economic background but we should have enough knowledge to know that the nation has experienced (and still is experiencing) an economic downturn, more specifically known as a recession. During a recession, a lot of companies struggle financially and some even fold, but the west coast burger joint seems to be immune to this fiscal sickness. In fact, every time I hit an In-N-Out location to grab a bite to eat it is packed inside and out no matter what time of day it is. My main question is how do they manage to prosper during hard times like these?

First of all, their food is hella good...LOL. Aside from that, they are providing an essential need for every living being - FOOD. You may be asking, "all restaurants have food and are still entangled in the grips of the recession but how does In-N-Out manage to break free from those same grips?" The simple answer I would provide is In-N-Out provides quality food for a fast food joint. I'm not trying to knock the other fast food places but you can clearly taste the difference. The more complete answer is that this burger spot flawlessly executes a proven successful formula by providing quality food, on a consistent basis, in a timely manner.

I've exposed just part of the picture. This company utilizes, or may I say its customers perpetuate, one of the MOST powerful marketing strategies - 'Word of Mouth' marketing/advertising. We have all been persuaded positively or negatively by what the people we know have to say about a product or service. "Don't see that movie, it's horrible" and "Have you heard The Jacka's new CD, it slaps" are opinions we hear from our peers and elders alike. A lot of people can tell their friends that In-N-Out has good food but this is not exactly where the company excels. I'll present you with two words - SECRET MENU. When you walk into this fast food restaurant you only see 3 meal sections and you're probably wondering WTF McDonald's has about 12 different options. And that's when that secret menu kicks in and you ask for the '4 by 4 burger' your friend was telling you about or those 'animal-style' fries you heard that dude on the BART talking about. This creates somewhat of a suspense factor for the company and is absolutely brilliant. And did I say powerful?!? This is easily In-N-Out's competitive advantage over other fast food places.

As for FAZE Apparel, we want to replicate this formula by providing an essential need in the form of clothing, whose primary purpose is to offer warmth and protection. But we got style y'all, so don't discount that. Also, we want to deliver a quality product and create awareness of this product via 'Word of Mouth' - one of the most powerful marketing tools. So spread the word y'all and help us obtain that goal and we can grow together. Stay FEARLESS and ZEALOUS people!!!
For In-N-Out Burger's secret menu items visit -

P.S. - Try to watch those carbs a little bit and go for the Protein Burger...avoid 'The Gut' LOL.

Monday, July 6, 2009

The New FAZE Website has LAUNCHED!!!

What's up y'all?

The purpose of this blog entry is to inform you of the new FAZE website - What are you waiting for, go check that out?!? Also, while you're there grab some of that FAZE gear because FAZE is more than a brand, it's a mentality. Stay Fearless and Zealous people. 'Til next time...I'm out.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Slap Chopp'd N Screw'd

You gotta love those infomercials. It's a guilty pleasure for most of us. Enjoy people!!!