Luxury Watch Brand Jacob&Co Releases Exclusive “Opera Scarface” Edition

Jacob&Co Scarface Watch

This is such a cool collector’s item.. if you happen to have over a quarter mill to blow on a watch.

There are two versions of the 49mm Opera Scarface being made: one in 18-karat rose gold and one in black Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) titanium. Just 88 pieces of each will be made. The black version retails for $330,000, while the rose gold watch retails for $360,000.

Luxury watch Jacob Arabov just doesn’t miss. Back in 2008, Jacob known mostly as “Jacob the Jeweler” was sentenced to 30 months in prison.

Arabov, who was 43 at the time, was arrested in 2006 at his E. 57th St. jewelry store and charged with conspiring to launder about $270 million for the Detroit-based Black Mafia Family.

He was one of dozens arrested in a seven-year federal investigation. The feds also seized 1,100 pounds of cocaine and $19 million in cash.

Basically, Jacob Arabov knows a lot about Tony Montana.

Check out the trailer below. And check out JacobandCo.com to see more of Jacob’s amazing timepieces. I have always been so intrigued by his pieces and designs. It’s wonderful to see this brand back on top.

“Hardcore” Album by Lil Kim Turns 25

LIL KIM: Hardcore (1996)

Lil Kim’s Hardcore album as well as this poster was legendary.

Hard to believe it’s been 25 WHOLE YEARS since this album dropped. It’s showing my age. Lil Kim is iconic. Her style, her swagg, her rhymes & delivery were like no other. Every teen age girl from the hood wanted to be Lil Kim the Queen Bee! She was so dope & I can’t imagine hip hop with out her. We love you Kim!

Criminal Trail of Former “Empire” Actor Jesse Smollet Set to Begin Today

Wow! I didn’t even know he was facing a criminal trial for this. Smh imagine setting yourself up then catching a charge for setting yourself up.


Did anybody ever figure out why he did this? What in the heck was the ultimate purpose of all of this? What was the end game?

Insider — The criminal trial of actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of staging a hate crime against himself, is set to begin Monday after years of delays.

In January 2019, Smollett reported to Chicago police that he had been attacked by two men wearing ski masks while walking home from a Subway sandwich shop around 2 a.m., claiming they shouted racist and homophobic slurs and referenced former President Donald Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again.” He also said the men placed a noose around his neck.

At the time of the attack, Smollett, who is Black and openly gay, was starring on the TV show “Empire,” which filmed in Chicago.

Shortly after the attack, which was first investigated as a hate crime, police and prosecutors said they believed Smollett himself had staged it. He was accused of making a false report to police and was charged with felony disorderly conduct.

“Trafficked” With Mariana van Zeller

Season 2 of “Trafficked” with host Mariana van Zeller is set to premiere December 1.

In the series, the award winning journalist explores the inner workings of the global underworld’s most dangerous black markets.

In each episode, she journeys inside a different black market or trafficking network — from drugs and stolen cars to outlaw bikers and Amazon mafias — to meet the players, learn the business, and better understand the world’s multitrillion-dollar shadow economy.

The show premieres on National Geographic channel. Thankfully they sent me this tweet as a reminder to set my DVR.

Will you be watching?

Rapper Young Dolph Shot & Killed in Hometown of Memphis

I can’t believe I’m writing this.

Memphis rapper Adolph ‘Young Dolph’ Thornton Jr. was truly one of the last real ones left. He was not only the CEO of his own very successful record label, Paper Route Empire, but he was also a family man and often times a mentor to troubled youth in his community.

Young Dolph, known as simply “Dolph” was shot & killed on November 17, 2021 while entering Makeda’s Cookies in his hometown of Memphis, TN. He was 36 years old.

Back in 2017, Dolph was shot in Hollywood and survived with non life threatening injuries. So far there is not a lot of official details as to who killed Dolph & more importantly — why. The internet is already talking and connecting his murder to long-standing beefs Dolph may have had with other Memphis rappers. The streets are such a dirty place, it’s really no telling what the motive behind this is. Sometimes pure hate and jealousy will do it.

I’m a firm believer that when you ‘make it big’ you leave your hometown — especially if you’re from small towns and/or poverty ridden areas aka “the hood”. We have seen time and time again where people make it out and they go back “home” to show love and they end up dead. Nipsey Hussle to give a recent example.

As someone who left my hometown over 20 years ago, I completely understand wanting to stay connected to your roots and give back, etc. — but do it discreetly and sparingly. I don’t recommend being too visible or trackable these days. Be extremely mindful of who you allow in your space as you begin to elevate. Dare I say it, but some friends and family must be left behind.

Sure crime happens any and everywhere, but it’s something extremely dangerous about the people you started with watching you become successful. It creates envy and envy is sometimes deadly.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree that people should leave their old stomping grounds for good once they make it out? Why or why not?

REST IN PEACE YOUNG ADOLPH.