Concerts, LA Timez

Ladies Who Rocked Sneaker Pimps Los Angeles 2012

The Pearl Mic crew headed out to the kick-off of Sneaker Pimps 2012 in Los Angeles at the Vanguard Nightclub.
As soon as we got inside, we headed to the stage to check out various performances by Hopsin, Starting 6, YP and many others. Since we represent girl power here at the Pearl Mic, we wanted to treat you to a few highlight photos of the ladies who rocked Sneaker Pimps.

Honey Cocaine:

In between acts, we  spotted  one of the event photographer’s Air Jordan 5 Retros. Oooohhh so pretty.

Then Iggy Azalea hit the stage:

Her Adidas wedged sneakers are hot!

We are disappointed we missed Nyemiah Supreme’s performance. She looked super cute though. Found a pic of her cute ‘fit.

Snaps of sneakers we spotted on our way out of the venue:

Here is my shoe attire for the event:

We ran into the founder of Sneaker Pimps, Peter Fahey, he was kind enough to let us snap a quick picture of him:

Hey, Peter.

That’s a wrap, ya’ll

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LA Timez: Walk MS at The Rose Bowl

On Sunday, we had the pleasure of joining Tara J. and her family for Walk MS at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

We walked the 5K route with thousands of supporters of all ages to help raise money for a cure for multiple sclerosis. That is unity at its finest!

Tara J. was 12 years old when she found out that her mother, Peggy, had MS. Now, at 25, she is determined to do everything in her power to see her mother healthy and whole again through her organization Save Yours. At the end of September she will participate in the The Challenge Walk MS 2011, a 3-day, 50-mile walk benefitting the National MS Society. On her blog Racing MS Peggy, Tara takes her readers through her journey to prepare for the walk as well as share information about MS.

It was great to see Tara and her friends laugh it up and have a good time because after all, it is a celebration. A celebration for Peggy and many others to be cured of the debilitating disease.

Images by Tara J.

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Inspiration Nation: Tara J’s Birthday Celebration at the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank

Over the weekend, one of our good friends, Tara J., invited us to celebrate her birthday at the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank. This was a great, unconventional way to celebrate a friend’s birthday, and it felt really good to contribute to helping over 2,000 hungry families.

Photo Courtesy of Tara J.

“Since i have everything I need, I celebrated my birthday by giving back to those in need. As a result, my closest friends and family members were able to assist in feeding over 2,000 families,” said Tara who plans to start a non-profit of her own that will assist those in need of food, clothing and shelter.

Tara with Nuschool and Lejin of Tha Boogie

More than 20 of us got together at 8 a.m. on Saturday ready to celebrate with the birthday girl.

After signing in and autographing waivers, we took a tour of the facilities and shown a mini documentary about the Foodbank. After that, we got to work:

It was a fulfilling experience and will do it again in a heartbeat.

Just want to say happy born day to Tara J, may you be blessed beyond measure today and forever.

If you to would like to volunteer or contribute to the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank, visit

The mission of the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in Los Angeles county communities.

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Fat Beats LA–Last Stand

I never touched so much ass in my life–no, no, don’t worry, not on purpose.

I was at Fat Beats LA’s Last Stand farewell concert a few days ago, and it was so packed no one barely had room to move. This was not the place for someone who is claustrophobic; and mind you, this was on the balcony alone. At that moment, I understood why Bambu left.

After I pushed and shoved my way inside the establishment, I realized that I arrived just in time. It was worth the wait and all the body heat combined. With the restricted confines of the space, people still managed to jam to the lyrical skills of Xzhibit, Kurrupt, Ras Kass, Planet Asia, Volume 10 and many others.

It was like the hip-hop gospel was preached and the Fat Beats’ patrons were the congregation; testifying with hands up in praise as the west coast ministered. As you can see the sauna-like temperature in the room did not steal the joy of the fans.
Eventually, I had to leave because I would have passed out if I didn’t. With blurry eyes I bobbed and weaved through the crowd to find my way out. As I exited the room I heard HouseShoes tell one if his buddies, “I created monster”.

You are damn right buddy, damn right.