Saturday, December 27, 2008

Scheme Magazine X THE AGYTATORS - Va$htie interview

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..

Ralph Lauren Holiday Rugby 2008 Collection Production by Precize + 'Secrets'

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

Kenna - Loose Wires (Remix ft. Cool Kids) + Video of Kenna and The Cool Kids Studio Session

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...

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Unreleased ...Usher - Take a Ride

This one leaked yesterday..For all my R&B lovers...Not sure of where this is guess is JD's Jedi room is involved in some

Usher - Take a Ride

Video: Dom Kennedy with live band + Pac Div and U-N-I @ Little Temple 12/23...

Watermellon Sundae

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

Notorious D.O.M

U-N-I - Hollywood Hiatus ...One of the dopest tracks this year...

live band rehearsal

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Asics/Onitsuka Tiger short

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 might get a tad inspired..

Jermaine Dupri and his Jedi Room

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, 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 - Lights Out(Tempr Emo mix)

Santogold was the name that ended up on countless playlists this year. Her album was filled with a number of great 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)

The Basement Block Stars@ Echoplex Saturday 12/27 w/ Them Jeans, Pac Div, Diz Gibran + more...

This one looks like it should be dope...If Dub Frequency is involved I'm guessing its probably gonna crack.

Crooks & Castles 8021 1 Year Anniversary - 40% off Whole Store

Flyer says it all...

Anniversary Tees for sale...

Blu - Change Ya World + Mr. Blu

Blu is Dope. Got this new track off Blu's Myspace + Mr. Blu which I guess is Blu's work on the production side..

Blu - Change Ya World

Blu - Mr. Blu

Complex Magazine 2008 Style Awards

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...

The explanation..

'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 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

Fashawn - Higher Learning Mixtape

5:30 in the am...and I finally listened to the whole tape...and I have to say should download this...I could of posted this this morning with everyone else...but I wanted to listen to the whole tape...

01. Intro
02. Fortified Live (Remix)
03. Freedom
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

Best of 2008 Mixtape - Mick Boogie and Terry Urban

Mick Boogie X Terry Urban put out a best of 08' mixtape....and your looking for me to describe it.....just download it damn 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
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 A.R.C Sports Store in New York - Collabs with Saucony and Mitchell & Ness

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
Cool Hunting

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

36 Deadly Darts - Ghostface Killah Doll Mix CD

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)
2. Fish
3. Camay
4. Mighty Healthy
5. The Sun
6. Tearz
7. Verbal Intercourse
8. Can It Be All So Simple
9. Criminology
10. R.A.G.U.
11. Clipse Of Doom
12. Be Easy
13. One
14. The Forest
15. The Juks
16. Poisonous Darts
17. Winter Warz
18. Protect Ya Neck
19. Da Mystery Of Chessboxin
20. Guillotine
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
31. Run
32. 4th Chamber
33. The Champ
34. Apollo Kids
35. Block Rock
36. All That I Got Is You

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La Coka Nostra ft. B-Real - "I'm An American" ..this video is pretty dope.

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

The New Over L.A....The Best F__ing party going down on New Years Day!!

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 me.....Suprise guest DJ as usual...

The Do-Over

DJ AM's set @ Undefeated L.A. on Black Friday..

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....

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Teriyaki Boyz - Work That ft. Chris Brown & Pharrell

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 Gone 2008 'The Finest of Street Culture'

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

Common Mixtape by DJ Kid Cut Up - Can I Borrow .99 for the New Common Album?

New Common Mixtape

3.They Say Interlude
4.The Gladiator
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
12.The Game
13.The Corner Remix
14.Punch Drunk Love
16.Open Your Eyes
17.The Light
18.Inhale Snippet


btw...for some reason this can't be extracted without winrar ...

via 247hh

Monday, December 22, 2008

Nike Zoom Kobe IV ID - Feat. Mike Epps and DJ AM ..and the Laker colored Yeezys!

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..

Mos Def + Jay Electronica = New Album 'Simpatico'

Doing a new album?? WOOOOW...Now I'll cop that no doubt. Snatched off Jay Elec's VIMEO. I was tipped to it via Jay's twitter today. I'm just starting to get used to this whole Twitter thing.

New Music Monday 12/15 - 21/08

And another one..Take that..Take that..Take that..

Item of the Week #2: Void Watches

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

Blu - La La Land ft. Beyoung of Pac Div + Wakeup

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 me....

Johnson&Jonson - La La Land (feat. Be Young)

Blu - Wakeup

Va$htie by Kevin Amato

Kevin Amato's shots of Va$htie.

I posted this......cause I can....I couldn't find an excuse so I just posted it...Love'll make you do crazy things.

spotted on Va$htie's

Who is Va$htie?

Lilly Allen - Guess Who Batman (Fuck You Very Much!)

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 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