First of all, I wanna welcome my new niece and nephew into the world, I love you.
I've been traveling a lot, back and forth, in and out of the country; they've given me a new nickname: INTERNATIONAL BOOM! a/k/a iBOOM, because I got so many features... j/k, I'm happy to be a part of the Yardbarker family, I wanted to get involved and reach fans, connect with them, on the upfront and personal level, no Fluff, ALL PERSONALITY gotta CHERISH THE MOMENT! I'm happy to be on the Yard with TAURASI, WE'RE SUPPOSE TO HAVE A KID TOGETHER, I KNOW BABY, I HAVEN'T FORGOT!!!... THE OTHER NUMBER 5, EAGLE BOY MCNABB... G. ODEN... HAKIM "SKINNY" WARRICK... AND MIKE "THE DRIBBLE MACHINE" CONLEY!!! Check out this video I shot the day before I left for training camp...
This Summer has definitely been a rollercoaster...
In July, I made my first trip to Paris what an amazing experience! I went to the Christian Dior 60th Anniversary Party, with my boy Cash and some other friends!!! Paris was incredible, I can't wait to go back and chill with TP. We were definitely on that Fairy Tale tip, YA DIGG!!! I never thought I would be chilling at the Chateau de Versailles or going to a friends wedding in Paris, Congrats to TP again. Felicitations!!! Shout out to Cash's mom and young Chan... Chan and Cash look like twins!!! Whenever y'all out there get the chance or opportunity to go to Paris definitely make that trip, la nourriture! Arc de Triomphe! la Tour Eiffel! Like how I parlez vous francais?? The Chrome Hearts store in Paris is sick!!!
Back home I've been working on a documentary on LA Gangs, directed by legendary skateboard pioneer Stacey Peralta, make sure you check out his other docs Dogtown and Z-Boys and Riding Giants. I've got some new music in the works with Ya Boy!!! (The new prince of the west coast) and the up and coming group A.T.M. a/k/a Addicted To Money, featuring my cousin Faze, Young Diesel, Eddie Rap Life, DeNiro and Stevie J.
In August, my foundation Teamplay, hosted the LA Stars Charity Weekend it was phenomenal, we raised a lot of money for the kids, STEVIE WONDER stopped by and got on stage, thanks you're my fav!!!, Magic thanks for being a big brother and Paul "The Truth" Pierce, we did it again thanks!!!... The event had a great turnout, Saturday we had a day of community service, followed by a live auction and party on Rodeo Dr., Sunday we had a carnival for the kids and for a finale my favorite part of the weekend was the All-Star Game because I had all of my friends come out and ball and we put on a show for the community!!! Big shout out to all y'all that participated, if you wanna know who was there, come to the event!!! LOL!!! or check out our site www.LAStars.net . We set out with one goal, raising money for the kids, and we did that! Thanks for your support!!!
In September, I hit China for a minute, with my new BFF LOL!!! Steve Nasty Nash. Nash and Yao had a charity event there, we raised over $2.5 million! Nash is one of the coolest guys I've met in the league Big shout out!!! I Hope Y'all lose every game, oooohhh!!! Shout out to Barbosa, my new young homie, and my bro Melo of course!!! ENOUGH NAME DROPPING, Y'ALL KNOW I KNOW THEM!!! The food and people were amazing... YAO is Superman in China!!! I love the Chinese people, We hit up Beijing, forbidden city... oooohhh! I think Yi is gonna be dope!!! Video of the trip to come, stay tuned!!!
Just started working out with Rico a/k/a Toast, getting ready for camp. I'll keep y'all posted on Yardbarker...
THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING!!!
Au Revoir!!! Zai Jian!!!
P.S. JUST GOT MY NEW ASTON MARTIN DB-9 and the Prius!!! And ALOHA, training camp is in Hawaii... I'll be back to YB soon!!!