so a leak appears from Justin's new project...and as already known Timbo is on the boards....Obviously not a finished record...almost sounds like the beginings of a track...kind of so so...check it out
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
So I posted the video yesterday of the Pacific Division and Tiron performing this track, which is supposedly going to be called 'She' ....the track sounds dope and now I'm searching for a leak.....I'll let you know if I find it..video via Cooks Classics
more footage of the session on the other side....
They sampled what? Juno?....whatever..I like this track....
update: email in my inbox from James Watts.....not a 'Juno' sample, but very similar I must say....
J.A.M.E.S Watts - Gray Area
the making of on the other side...
I welcome the Mark Ronsonization of Hip-hop....Freshness......
You only have 2 days left people.....everybody is havng a sale right now...go to Digi Gravel
The Full Version of the Video that I posted last week. Man so many new and rare kicks on display...The Laker colored Yeezy's, the Mcfly Hyper dunks, the New Kobe Zooms, The Turtle Entourage A1s, The Undefeated A1s and more.....The video includes more scenes of the actual horse game between Epps and DJ AM + more images of the Yeezys AM is rocking and more kicks on display...
3 new tracks leaked from one of my favorite artist...K-os...all of these tracks reflect K-os's constant high artistic caliber...hes one of those artists that really plays in his own field musically... The tracks are from K-OS's new album 'Yes!' scheduled for a March 09' release.
K-OS - Astronaut
K-OS - The Avenue
K-OS - Zambony
Cudi on his music and the development of his career...If you want some insight into the 'Man on the Moon' and what makes him tick be enlightened...and thanks to Eighty81 for a great interview.
Monday, December 29, 2008
A snippet of the joint people have been talking about from the show I missed cause I didn't wanna drive out to Glendale...*silently mutters 'dumbass'*
that hoody is dope!
basically my favorite tracks of the last week...
The Nike Court Force Lux was released in November and made available @ Undefeated (where all the cool people buy their kicks)and other tier 0 account retailers like Proper...in both Black and Grey, as pictured, the kicks have a Suede upper giving off the look of a Street/Dress hybrid. People like me who hate not being able to rock my kicks at the club and who like to rock grown sh-- find these to be a God send from the brain trust at Nike..But I'll let Nike explain it.....
'Lux is driven by a particular level of taste and recognition by those few sharing the same point of view. Lux is a subtle nod of approval vs. a shout of 'look at me.' Lux is about everyday and all occasions vs. hidden in your closet.'
This is the first sneaker launch for Nike with the 'Lux' concept and moving forward more items will be released by Nike using the "lux' concept in different facets of Nike's premium design items. 4 or 5 items are expected to come out each year following the Lux Concept. And these right here are a fantastic start.
retail: $180...and yes they are still available
Sunday, December 28, 2008
I live just outside of Inglewood..and I heard dudes mixtape....than I saw this creative video on On Smash and I had to share it...Shawn Chrystopher dropped his mixtape 'I wear Glasses: I.W.G' in October. You can download it below....
World Renowned remix artists The Twelves are best known for their remix of M.I.A's 'Boyz', but impressed the sh-- out of me with this track which is their own production. This track is major catchy like that Virgins 'Rich girls' track. This track 'Work For Me' hit the web back in July and has since been played all over the world. This video popped up on discobelle and as simple as it is..I always appreciate artists getting in front of a camera and performing their art for the public to enjoy..even if its a couple of dudes punching buttons and bobbing their heads.
The Twelves - Works for Me
The Twelves - Works for Me
not to mention they did a pretty fresh remix of one of my favortie tracks of 08' 'Rich Girls' by the Virgins...
Rich Girls(twelves remix)
Saturday, December 27, 2008
This is old...caught it on Va$htie's...but its interesting to hear her views on music, streetwear and music videos...thought you might dig it..
Just getting hip to Precize although I know he produces for GFCNY and he produced that Rockin & Rollin Remix and Supras joint for Mickey Factz...Dude is an up and coming producer and his beats are doooope! So since I know your gonna visit his page after watching this video of his beat being played for a Ralph Lauren ad.....I decided to liberate a amazing beat from his page I've been listening to over and over..probably would've been a better pick for a Ralph Lauren ad..well for now its fodder for my ipod....for your listening pleasure...
Precize - Secrets
Coool Kids on the remix....the track finally leaks...thanks Fake Shore Drive
Kenna - Loose Wires(remix. Ft. Cool Kids)
see the video of the studio session for The Cool Kids and Kenna Studio Session...
This one leaked yesterday..For all my R&B lovers...Not sure of where this is from...my guess is JD's Jedi room is involved in some way...lol..
Usher - Take a Ride
I missed dude's set the other night @ Little Temple for the 'Be Cool' event(the homies had me stuck ...), but I was able to hear it and I was caught off guard when the host came on stage and said Dom Kennedy and than all of a sudden the sound of a live band....well I always have said since I first heard the guy on Myspace that this guy was gonna be major if he ever got enough exposure...I had the same feeling when I first heard Kanye before 'College Dropout'... getting with a live band will mos definitely set him apart from the crowd...The other performances were coo..Pac Div was on stage for a couple of minutes and performed 'Mayor' which always gets the crowd right and U-N-I did their thing of course...Check out U-N-I and Dom tonight @ Echoplex along with Diz Gibran, Million $ Mano and more in Glendale....
C'est La Vie has flicks if you wanna glimpse of the night..
More Dom and catch video of the rehearsal + footage of U-N-I's performance on the other side
U-N-I - Hollywood Hiatus ...One of the dopest tracks this year...
live band rehearsal
This short has made its way around the net this week, but I finally got a chance to sit down and watch it..A great short describing in short detail the development of the classic running shoe, and current hipster fashion favorite, company Asics from its begining as a small shoe company Onitsuka Tiger in Japan. The short is shot largely using origami models using a motionographer. Take a moment and watch it...you might get a tad inspired..
Ok...forget everything else said here...simply focus on the fact that JD has a Star Wars Jedi room...Usher ...Xbox? It doesn't matter! Jermaine has a Jedi Room..lol, notice the Yoda above the headboard..The intro includes an i-sobot on top of the new Bape book....if you wanted to know...
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Santogold was the name that ended up on countless playlists this year. Her album was filled with a number of great records....my favorites were 'Shove it' and this record..'Lights Out'. There have been several great Santogold remixes released this year.. and this one by Tempr Emo, although a very latecomer, is one of the best I've heard.
Santogold - Lights Out (Tempr Emo Remix)
This one looks like it should be dope...If Dub Frequency is involved I'm guessing its probably gonna crack.
Flyer says it all...
Anniversary Tees for sale...
Complex Magazine released their 2008 Style Awards and here is a quik rundown of the results...
Brand of the Year: Public School(the guys that used to be behind Sean John)
Celebrity Trendsetter Of The Year: Kanye West<---No Comment
Designer Of The Year: Richard Chai
Crossover Artist Of The Year: KAWS<----Agreed
Sneaker Of The Year: Supra Skytops<----No f---ing way...
'Hov made the Gold Skytops pop off in Rihanna's "Umbrella" video, and ever since then, Supra has been laughing straight to the bank. Throughout the last year, Chad Muska's high-cut silhouette was seen on everyone from Lil Wayne and Pete Wentz to Lohan's gal-pal Samantha Ronson. Besides the heavy celebrity endorsement, consistent solid colorways like the red patents, wheat timberland takedowns, and the black/white TUF edition made Skytops the obvious choice for the year's #1 sneaker. Whether you love or hate these eye-catching moonboots, there's no denying that they ran 2008.'
Celebrity endorsement = relevance ....to Complex Mag....
Breakout Brand Of The Year: The HUNDREDS<--Probably..Maybe breakout streetwear brand
Denim Brand Of The Year: Levi's Original
Outerwear Brand of The Year: Moncler<---Not sure about that one...dope vests though
Sportswear Brand Of The Year: Nike Sportswear
Sneaker Shoe Of The Year: Common Projects Achilles Heel
Skate Brand of The Year: Lakai<---Agreed
Best Sneaker Technology: Nike Flywire
Best Accessory Brand: Incase<---Agreeed
Best Watch Brand: G-Shock<---Most popular maybe..
Best Watch Brand We Can't Afford: Hublot
Eyewear Brand of The Year: Moscot
Store Of The Year: Odin
Wardrobe Essential Of The Year: Plaid Flannel Shirts<--tell me about it*eyes rolling*
Color Of The Year: Gray <---I rocked the sh-- outta gray this year
Best Sneaker Collabo: Vans x Proper <----Yup...Got that one right
Best Apparel Collabo: Collette x GAP
Pretty much couldn't of called it better myself...My list would be different in a few different fields...but I'll roll with this list for 08'....pretty good
5:30 in the am...and I finally listened to the whole tape...and I have to say this..you should download this...I could of posted this this morning with everyone else...but I wanted to listen to the whole tape...
02. Fortified Live (Remix)
04. Let Me See Your ID (Skit)
05. Day ‘N’ Nite (Remix) (feat. KiD CuDi)
06. Sunday Morning (Remix) (feat. K-OS)
07. The Far Left (feat. Alchemist & Evidence)
08. Turf Rap (Remix)
09. Seize Power (Skit)
10. Politics (feat. Krondon)
11. Jimmy (Ratatat Remix)<---the biz...Fashawn went in on that one...
12. Fake ID
13. Life Is Too Short
14. Buyers Guide<--you still rock Evisu?? I hope this was an old track.
15. Cold Shoulder (Remix) (feat. Adele)
16. You Lookin At Me (Skit)
17. Something Special
18. Do You (Skit)
19. Still Gettin Mine “5-5-9? (Remix) (feat. Rickochet)<--Classic Hi-tek Production
20. Beautiful Day (Remix) (feat. Evidence, Big Pooh, Aloe Blacc, Mickey Factz, Theo & Kes Kaos)<--already a dope track...but the Aloe Blacc half...DAAAAAMN!
21. Over When Its Done (Outro)
Fashawn - Higher Learning Mixtape
Mick Boogie X Terry Urban put out a best of 08' mixtape....and your looking for me to describe it.....just download it damn it...lol..Some remixes I've heard and some I haven't...Most of these tracks are newly remixed or blended...But for the most part the tape is classic Mick Boogie and Terry Urban just great music from begining to end...
Mick Boogie on the tape..
'Well it's been a journey, but we did it another year! We (along with Cornerstone Promotion) are proud to bring you our Best Of ’08 edition - Cornerstone Mixtape #112!
Not just the songs either... almost every song is remixed in some way... in typical Mick Boogie and Terry Urban fashion.'
Check out: Mick Boogie's Vimby interview
tracklist + play by play...
Intro (6th Sense)
So Fly (Slim f Biggie - Mick Boogie Mix)<---If only..
Announcement (Common f Biggie - Mick Boogie Mix)<---Proof Biggie makes anything doper
I Luv Your Girl (Dream f Jay-Z MB/TU Mix)<---Who I like that
Paper Planes (MIA - Terry Urban Mix)<----Ill..@ 'Guess Whos back'..Best Song of 2008
Swagger Like Us (Jay-Z - Mick Boogie Transition)<---top 10 of 2008
Jockin My Wonderwalls (Jay-Z & Oasis)<---- O'Jayzis ..Jigga @ Glatsonbury=DOOOPE
Diamond Girl (Ryan Leslie f Kanye West - Mick Boogie Mix)<--Perfect Kanye verse...
Paris Tokyo (Lupe Fiasco f CL Smooth - Mick Boogie Mix)<--Top 5 of 2008...CL though??
Girls Around (Lloyd f Rakim - MB/TU Mix)<---Lloyd X Rakim....Sacreligious
Drivin Down The Block (Kidz In The Hall f/ El-P)<----El-P can't save this one...
Gettin Up (Q-Tip)<---This track grew on me..Played daily now just like old Tribe
Milli (Lil Wayne - Wonder/Excel Mix)<-----#2 song of 08'..Whoooa Dooopness....
Love Lockdown (Kanye West f LMFAO)<----type of electronic sh-- I can't stand
Falsetto (Dream - Terry Urban Mix)<---top 10 of 08'..Not sure bout this one...
Day N Night (Kid Cudi f Jay-Z - Terry Urban Mix)<--#5 of 08..Not J's best
Lollirock (Lil Wayne & Kanye West - Kickdrums Remix)<--first listen..cool
Dangerous (Kardinal f Akon)<---Every Club on the planet played 5 times every night
The Boss (Rick Ross f Lil Wayne - Mick Boogie Mix)<--Still Bangs..
Out Here Grindin (Khaled)<--Wasn't really on this Khaled movement..Boring music...
My President (Young Jeezy f Nas)<---Top 10 of 08'...Young Ninjeezy Turtle Came thru
Black President (Nas f Young Jeezy)<---Best Nas Track in a long time..Brilliant..
American Boy (Estelle f Jay-Z and NERD - Terry Urban Mix)<--Dope @ Glatsonbury..#3
Everyone Knows (NERD - Sammy Bananas Remix)<--loved it when it came out still fresh..
Dont Touch Me Remix (Busta Rhymes f Nas)<---First listen...I like it best of 08'??
Magic (Robin Thicke f Jay-Z - Mick Boogie Mix)<--Robin needs to take off the Fedora..
The Light 08 (Common)<---Original 'light' waaaaaay> 'Light' 08
How We Rock (Termanology f Bun B)<---FiLthY
Rising Down (The Roots f Mos Def & Styles)<---Best of 08'? To each his own.
Viagra (88 Keys and Kanye West)<---'H is for Ho' Top 20 of 08'
Midnight 08 (Q-Tip)<---I like it...but not best of 08' to me...
Go All Out (9th Wonder & Buckshot)<---Coo..
Mick Boogie and Terry Urban Best of 2008
thanks to: MB
Best of 2008 playlist coming....
Alife opened their A.R.C sports store in New York on Monday keeping up their fast expansion, which includes new store openings in L.A. and Tokyo. To open their store with a bang Alife has dropped these extremely dope collab items on the world...Makes me want to invite Saucony and Mitchell&Ness into my life..check it out..
A.R.C X Saucony 6000 - $100
A.R.C Mitchell & Ness Varsity - $400
A.R.C. Rivington Club
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
This is Rhettmatic's official mix for the release of the Ghostface Killah doll that never was....but should have been and hopefully will be since its seriously one of the funniest thing I've ever seen......
4Cast Unlimited Presents 36 Deadly Darts - The Official Ghostface Killah Doll Mix CD (Mixed by DJ Rhettmatic)
thanks to 2dopeboyz and Rhettmatic
tracklist on the other side...
1. Intro (Produced by Dj Rhettmatic)
4. Mighty Healthy
5. The Sun
7. Verbal Intercourse
8. Can It Be All So Simple
11. Clipse Of Doom
12. Be Easy
14. The Forest
15. The Juks
16. Poisonous Darts
17. Winter Warz
18. Protect Ya Neck
19. Da Mystery Of Chessboxin
21. Wu Gambinos
22. Buck 50
23. 9 Mili Bros.
24. Daytona 500
25. The Grain
26. Last Night
27. Cherchez La Ghost
28. Iron’s Theme
29. No No No
30. Whip You With A Strap
32. 4th Chamber
33. The Champ
34. Apollo Kids
35. Block Rock
36. All That I Got Is You
The track is coo...its good to hear B. Real's ridiculous vocals on a track again...The video is dooope!
source:Ill Bill TV
That title should catch em on Google don't ya think?? Its true though...So party on New Years Eve and if you want more(meaning you didnt get any the night before) this would be the place to go....trust me.....Suprise guest DJ as usual...
Its murrrrdaaaa...!(holy sh-- did I just say that?..damn Ja Rule!)
The sh-- I missed....But at least I hit the Do-Over that night..more on the Do-Over coming up...good times....
more on the other end....
proof....that even Pharrell flubs it every now and again.....btw Teriyaki Boyz are really bad rappers...Verbal is the best one...I'll give em a break since they are rapping in whats probably their 2nd language....
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
All the dopest collabs and limited edition items released in 08' wrapped up in one litttle book. Like the encyclopedia for dope limited edition sh--! Only one thousand copies are gonna be printed and the release is set for the end of January. ....I'm in!
source: Mike - LAMJC
New Common Mixtape
3.They Say Interlude
5.Soul By The Pound
7.Universal Mind Control
8.Renegades of Funk Blend
9.What A World Snippet
10.Get Em High
11.Throw Ya Hands Up Break
13.The Corner Remix
14.Punch Drunk Love
16.Open Your Eyes
btw...for some reason this can't be extracted without winrar ...
Monday, December 22, 2008
DJ AM, Kobe, and Mike Epps in a game of horse for sneakers...AM rockin the unseen and unheard Laker color Yeezy's(word is set for release sometime in April..these were clearly a custom)and Kobe Rockin his new Zooms..cameos by a whole bunch of sneakers that are being released and haven't been released yet...Not so subtle diss to the Yeezy's in this one as Mike Epps passes on the Yeezy's(sure to be the biggest release next year) for Kobe's Zoom.
Freshness on the clip..
And another one..Take that..Take that..Take that..
Think Nooka meets Existentialism...The watch was the brainchild of David Ericsson of Sweden. The minimalist style is a break from the bling and the Casio watches. I love minamalist style. Items that aren't flashy and are simple, but fresh. The strap is leather and face is part watch part empty, stainless and brushed. No funky timepiece or childlike designs...just cool style and grown colourways. The watches are tuff but like most good things they are limited to an availability of 500 and are tough to find statewide as they were taken of Etsy recently. So you can cop off the site for 129 euros or roughly $180.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
So I got this today off On Smash and you know I was gonna post it. The track is off the Japanese version of the Johnsons& Johnson joint and features Beyoung of Pac Div. This has been making its way around all the blogs, but since I like being original...I'm gonna give you another joint that your only gonna find here....trust me....
Johnson&Jonson - La La Land (feat. Be Young)
Blu - Wakeup
Funny track...I love that chorus....I can see that getting mixed in so many ways. The track seems to be directed at bigots and generally haterish folks....so the 'Fuck You Very Much' seems fitting. Lily Allen comes with her typical sweet sarcasm. Supposedly it was held back from release by EMI due to concern that it was directd @ Dubya, but Lilly claims it was directed at the BNP in England, which is known as a far right 'all-white' party in Britain. Her last album featured some great production and Lilly herself has a very cool personality..hard not to like. Her new album 'Its not me, its you' is scheduled for release on Feb 9th.
Lilly Allen - (GWB)Fuck You Very Much
Saturday, December 20, 2008
To be T.I...excluding that whole Jail, snitch, baby mama drama, Shawty Lo bull..maybe not to be T.I.
models..Chanta Patton and Daphne Joy...links are to google since I know thats what you were about to do..
"Never seen nothing like that in my life"...really?
Kanye wants to be an intern @ Louis V..me....Would gladly carry cups of coffee around the Black Mens Magazine office.
The customs were made by Mache. The kicks take Kaws prints(drawn from Kaws contribution to the 808's album cover) and Kanye's suit in that pic that made its round on the internet. No word on whether or not these will be availabloe for purchase or just make the rounds for exhibition.
more pics on the other side...
he'll still never live that one^^ down
update: Song removed by request...just got an IM request from Wale's management....
I was linked to this Elite+taste post on the matter.
"First of all, THIS SONG IS UNFINISHED. Second of all, this song was recorded 6 months ago, before “Arab Money” came out. THIS IS WHY LEAKING UNFINISHED SONGS IS NOT A GOOD LOOK. I’ve sent emails to every single person who has posted this song and most have obliged in taking it down. Thank you for having enough respect for the music to do that. I’m reading feedback, both good and bad, on the song and it’s just so frustrating. Imagine if a scene from like, STAR WARS, leaked with no special effects on them. Or a rehearsal scene from just a regular movie. People can complain all they want about piracy but that is not the issue here. The issue is spreading demo material and passing it off as finished. Once the song’s done…shit post it everywhere, I don’t care. So please, if you are a Wale fan, please, if you see the song, leave a comment telling them to take it down. I have seen that this internet thing is actually far more civilized than you would imagine. And saying, “well everyone else is doing it” does not make it right. Come on, your parents taught you better! Only YOUUUUUUUUUUUU can save hip hop. "
will repost of course when and if a finished version comes out...
Off K'NAAN's 'Troubador' out January 13... K'NAAN brings heavy themes to hip-hop that are so sorely lacking in a market so saturated in frivolity and egos. Hip-hop like any other genre needs that balance.
For geeks like me this Dragonball Z was such a great Japanese Cartoon with a great amount of artistic merit, but Hollywood has a tendancy to flub creative pieces like this. I'll watch it, but I'm feeling shaky on the casting.
Available this morning @ Undefeated L.A. : DJ Clark Kent Black Friday AF1's + Undefeated X Incase Ballistic Bag
Clark Kent Black Friday AF1's - Who knows...update: Sold Out
WOOOW! ....I have no words..The guy has the largest collection of AF1's in the world so I'm not surprised its this dope! Seriously I will own these.
Undefeated X Incase Ballistic Bag - 500 avaialable
Both items were made available tonight @ all L.A. Undefeated locations as of 12am this morning. Limited edition of course so its quite possible that while I am posting this the Stores are selling out.
click picture..lookbook will open in new window
This has to be one of the best designed lookbooks I've ever seen...the clothes are coo. There are a couple of dope pieces I would rock, but the lookbook itself is largely why I'm posting this....crazy!!!