Did I tell you about the time I worked with a Victoria’s Secret model? Well its goes a little something like this…
I had the chance of working on set w/world class model, Fabiana Semprebom. I had asked our homie Leroy Rosario mad long ago to holler at a pimp if he ever needed help on any photo shoots. Sure enough he was the producer for an upcoming shoot and asked me if I would be down to help him out. I asked him for details and I heard 3 things. Yacht. Mansion. Brazilian Supermodel. The answer was ABSOLUTELY! FUCK YES! He put me on board to be lighting asst. At the time I didnt know what that meant but theres no way I was passing up on this opportunity.
Day 1 – Yacht
8am and the weather looked horrid. The clouds were thick, I thought there was no way the sun would come out. But the sun actually came out and thats why Im not a meteorologist. We took off from somewhere in Key Biscayne. The photographer showed up late but in his defense it was a few hours from where he was at. But he showed up w/like 3 days worth of groceries which was perfect cuz I was hungry again. Croissanwiches, whattup!
First, we went out to Stiltsville which is in I dont know where. Its a bunch of houses on stilts in the middle of the water. I have to make clear, that as soon as the camera started clicking I knew exactly why Fabiana was a super model. Obviously she looks fantastic in a bikini but she commands the attention of the camera so effortlessly. Its very impressive. A few photos were taken with the stilt homes as the backdrop and I also ate more croissanwiches. We were scheduled to go to a private island for the second part of the shoot but that fell through, so we cruised the bay around downtown Miami instead.
Day 2 – A mansion at Miami Beach
I had to do a starbucks run for the crew before we started shooting, which was fine cuz it took about an hour and I was getting paid to wait for coffee. People at the beach sure do love them some coffee. Sheesh.
3 story mansion w/an elevator. Each floor was large enough to be considered a big ass house. I remember 2 pools and its pretty much one of those MTV Crib type homes. Bawse. Almost the same size as my place…::looks around, crosses fingers wishfully::
That was a chill day. Towards the end I had to hold an umbrella over her because we’d been in the sun all day and she was getting sun burnt. It was an honor to protect her from the vicious rays of the sun.
Fabiana was super nice the whole time. I was afraid she was gonna be a super model diva that you hear nightmares stories about, but that was not the case, at all. She never threw any phones at me. Fabiana was soft spoken and friendly. She didn’t complain once and was super polite. Even when she was cutting it close to missing her flight because the shoot was running late, she stuck around. She ended up missing her flight btw =/
Overall it was a great experience. Cool crew to work with as well.
Welp, one of the best holidays of the year is here one mo’gain.
Heres a look at some spots where we feel you should be doin the damn thang. Cuz we’re getting doooooowwn, ya diiiiiiig?!
Moombahton Massive @ Grand Central:
We fux with Moombahton, HEAVY.
To me it sounds like electro reggaeton and also party gods answering my prayers of bassy music that sessy girls can really get down to. Hot girls fuck with dubstep but with moombahton you get also get the girls that usually go out in heels and shit and make them act like releasing their inner chonga. If you’ve never heard it but enjoy having fun then shut your face and stop by. This is a who’s who of Moombahton move makers. Im excited to see the Buraka Som Sistema mc set cuz I aint seent that before. Ive seen J-Wow spin before and he’s dope. Im ru-heeeeeally hoping one cat who shall remain unmentioned comes through and rips shit. Moombahton Massive in Miami without him just wouldnt be right. Sandungueo!!!
* I also want some fukkin Nada empanadas and Smoothie Wolf.
Check this out in the mean time:
Nadastrom x Sabo – HARD Miami Moombahton Massive Mix
Smog vs Basshead @ Mekka
Fukkin ay, dawg. Really? This needs no type of explanation. I guess this is dedicate to the folks that swore dubstep was a trend and would only last a few months. Sucks to be you. Years later we still have this going on. All I can say is get there early cuz it will sell out and be packed as fuck. Smog and Basshead dont mess around.
More bass than you’ll know what to do with. Rill tawk.
*Much respect to Juan Basshead for holding down Miami forever.
* Fools Gold rap party
Future Sound of Breaks – 10yr Anniversary @ Mekka
This lineup is too intense.
Much respect to Mr Glynn Morgan and his crew for continuously putting together top notch madness.
“The Mothership has landed, MIAMIIIIIIII” -12th Planet
I hit up Danny from Media Contender because I wanted to come through for the show at the Fillmore even though it had been sold out for months. He said yes but asked that I cover all 3 Mothership parties that weekend.
I got to the Fillmore after 9pm. They’re really puntcual there and 12th Planet has just begun his set when I walked in. The crowd was live. It was an all ages show though so I kept my gangster to a minimum. 12th Planet is a G. After his set I chilled backstage w/ some of the Slow Roast fam and watched magic for a bit but got kicked out of backstage for being too handsome. At least thats what I think. The girl that kicked me out was really formal so theres no beef. Anyway I went out front because Skrillex was already on. The Cell (motion capture stage setup device thing )was dope. I kept seeing footage of it pop up online and had to witness it in person. Im positive a lot of people had the time of their lives at the show.
“Put your hearts up”
I wanted to make sure I had time to get to the next event so I bounced before it ended and inhaled a slice of pizza to cushion the alcohol I was getting ready to drink. Off to Grand Central for round 2.
12th Planet was headlining the after party and a *special guest* was scheduled too. It was obvious to me the second I got the notice about the show who it was gonna be. A good amount of people didnt know so that must’ve been a sweet surprise to see Skrillex come out and spin back to back w/12th Planet.
12th Planet + Skrillex; brothers from another mother
From the moment I walked in people were feeding me drinks like it was my birthday even though it wasn’t. But then I made it my bday. Shit was so real. Too real. But it was the motherfukkin Mothership meng what do you expect? People got pregnant. Babies were born. The full circle of life took place in the crowd that night as the Mothership had its way with downtown Miami. Another memorable night.
*LOOOLOLOOZLLZ I just remembered how that night ended. Fuck. What a mess. I amaze myself sometimes. Fuck.
The following day was the pool party at Arkadia at the Fountainebleu Hotel. Sundays all I ever want to do is lay in bed and not do shit but I had responsibilities to fulfill. I was kind of bleh about it only because I didnt know of any of my peoples going and that beach crowd is usually douchey. Also, I went hard in the paint at GC the night before meng and was on 3 hours of sleep. I went anyway and I’ll tell you what though, the girls there were Tv show fine. Holy shit them girls were hot. Something like runway models with a strippers essence. I was smitten.
Nadastrom was warming up the crowd on some chill vibes for a while then hit them w/the one-two party rocking tunes they’re known for. Everybody was up and dancing in no time. 12th Planet went on a little late voluntarily because as he acknowledged “they were killing it”. They were indeed doin the damn thang. I wanted to see how the crowd would react to his set but they went for it, all the way. Ignorant ass bass and grimy dub step and all. I hadn’t ate anything all day so I drank beers cuz there was enough dranks going around to sink a pirate ship. Im serious. By the time Skrillex went on the crowd was heavy so I chilled in the VIP cabana for a while like a boss. Met Niles from Jam Tech Foundation. Cool dude. I think he was right when he said “people love drum and bass and they don’t even know it.” *He made the comment because Skrillex threw down dnb towards the end of his set and everybody went crazy loco.
Illusionist Philip Kaiser smoking Craze’s $
Original Gangstas Dj Craze x 12th Planet
The Mothership was only in town for 24 hours but by the end of the night I felt like I had been up all week.
Full photo album here…
And finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…