LAST NIGHT IN L.A.: Tricky Stewart’s Pre-Grammy Party

Last night in LA…. #CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’. Welcome Home, Mr. Cox.


DIMEPIECE: Sade goes nude for a good cause.

In 2008, Carolyn Djanogly took pictures of Sade, Amy Winehouse, and other stars for the Lavender Trust Charity for Breast Cancer. Sade just turned 51 last week and these pics were taken when she was 49. Talk about COUGAR!!!! Sade is still fly. For more info on the charity, click here. As you can see, I got the photo from Straight From the A. Big ups.


Bryan-Michael Cox and SESAC Honor Top Music Producer Swizz Beatz at 6th Annual Pre-Grammy Brunch. Music by Celebrity DJ SynCity.

– Bryan-Michael Cox and SESAC will host their 6th Annual Pre- Grammy Brunch during the 2010 Grammy Weekend in Beverly Hills, California. The annual brunch, also sponsored by Devotion Vodka and, music by Celebrity DJ SynCity, will honor Swizz Beatz for his achievements and milestones within the music industry over the course of his career.

The exclusive brunch was started by Cox to pay homage to industry executives, producers and songwriters whose infinite contributions in music often go unnoticed. Cox established the brunch as a networking vehicle for his colleagues and peers. “Every year I look forward to celebrating the achievements of my comrades in music,” says Cox. “This year I am especially thrilled to recognize the accomplishments of my friend and fellow music producer Swizz Beatz for his continued success and dedication to music.’

Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean, a member of SESAC, began his remarkable production career at age 16 garnering hits for rappers DMX, Eve and Jay-Z. He then went on to launch Full Surface Records while establishing himself as a blockbuster producer for an array of artists including Beyonce, Whitney Houston, Lil Wayne, TI, Ludacris and Chris Brown. The brunch’s past honorees include Jermaine Dupri, DJ Toomp, Chris Hicks and Danja Hands.

Notably, this year’s brunch will also commemorate Bryan Michael Cox’s latest career milestones including his recent induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, being named one of Billboard Magazine’s top ten producers of the decade and 2010 Grammy nomination for work on Trey Songz Ready Album.

Dimepiece: Bianca Balti In Vogue Germany

Bianca Balti strikes a sultry pose for February’s Vogue Germany. Photographed by Vincent Peters, the mostly black and white images serve the Italian model wonderfully, here dressed up in various shades of eroticism, sin and pleasure.

The feature is titled Private lessons (‘Privat Stunde’ in German), which many would not mind having with the drop-dead beautiful Balti. There is so much seduction dripping off this photo shoot, all that’s left is to survey Peter’s photographs. Might there be the slightest hint of a NSFW photo among the gallery? Yes (or, ‘hell yes!’ to add proper emphasis). But goodness, do not let that halt your descent into the word of Bianca Balti! (via

Working… Here are some of the secret weapons.

I know that my producers love to see the equipment that we use so today I decided to show you what I am using for THIS writing session:

Akai MPC3000
Korg Triton Extreme
Logic Pro 9
Moog Little Phatty
Roland Fantom XR
Yamaha Motif Rack ES
Roland V Synth
Moog Voyager

God. Love. Life. Music. Exposed.