Monday, March 31, 2008
Sorry to break it to you homie, but your limited edition Dunks don’t impress the chicks you should be focused on. If you’re looking to score points with some classy broads, trick out your apartment with a dope furniture piece like this pixilated couch. The acidy-trippy scheme of the 2.5m couch was cooked up by London-based designer Cristian Zuzunaga and has received co-signs in proven publications like Design Week. I am seriously considering chillin on the wardrobe for a minute and copping this...
Since the 2007 Summer Jam everybody was getting their panties in a knot over what the deal was. Since then, the chunky velcro'd sneaker has seen a few renditions come and go. The latest colorways feature a metallic silver colorway as well as previous styles including cowhide leather with patent in both white and black. At a price of ¥30,450 JPY (approximately $306 USD), the price if you have a Japanese hook-up is respectable for what some consider a high end fashion sneaker. Available now for pre-order at Rowgage...I copped a pair in the fall but Ima 12 biggest they go is an 11 and they def fit like an 11. I need a 12!
Award winning gangster film The Godfather is set to be reinterpretated by Japanese brand A Bathing Ape. The first look only reveals the original The Godfather logo with Bape's trademark camo design. The shirts will only be available through the members only Nigo's Favorite Shop section starting April 1st.
The International Dance Party Disco In A Box, designed by the Berlin-based artist, Niklas Roy. It houses a mini disco complete with 600 watt speakers, LED message board that runs a message, "Dance to Start the Party", light show, a built-in smoke machine that spews fog onto the dance floor and, above all disco ball. The flight box features a radar that is able to detect people dancing, whereby it will then jump into action by dropping its motorized face and revealing its music set-up. And, the party mood is maintained with the constant reminder "Dance to Start the Party" in 20 languages.
So, remember about a month ago when I completely geeked out over news that the Carmine VIs were finally getting a retro release? And I said that shoe might well be the shoe of the year? Well I was wrong. According to Sneakernews, the III end of the upcoming III/XX Countdown Pack will be the classic black Jordan III! Are you kidding me? Black III’s. The shoes pictured are from the last time they were available in 2001. There haven’t been any leaked images, but I can’t see them making too many changes. Now if only I could score a pair without having to pay for a pair of XX’s as well. I guess that’s how they’re getting all of us though. Dare I even suggest Laney V’s? Look for these in your dreams, and in stores in October.
Some of you might still remember the Sleeper Hoodie by Burton, which came out last year. It features an eye-cover, glove like departments for the hands as well as an integrated cushion of the neck, really anything in order to make sure you have a good sleep when on the road. Now Head Porter Plus, Honeyee and Fragment remixed the hoodie. Here's a first look at it here in white. They kept it subtle with a tonal logo on the chest and otherwise all the features the original has as well.
C'mon people lemme know whats up
In 2005, Peter Menzel published Hungry Planet which featurerd a photographic study of families from around the world, revealing what people eat during the course of one week. The photo above shows the Revis family from North Carolina. View more from the Time photo galleries of “What the World Eats”.
April is National Food Month, but not everyone is blessed to have enough food. In fact, according to Bread for the World, 854 million people in the world go hungry and in developing countries over 9 million children die every year from hunger and malnutrition.
But there is something we all can do to help.
Websites such as FreeRice, FreeFlour and Helpuu all allow you to help end hunger at no cost. The Hunger Site also lists a number of ways to help free of charge...people learn the meaning of tithe, this is a way to really give back.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
#5 Flo-Rida Feat Lil Wayne-American Superstar
The beat is cold and the flows are anemic...seriously this song is def dope, Flo-Rida has 4 strong singles on his album, rest is garabage but he's gonna def have club bangers well into Labor Day
#4 Nelly Feat Fergie-Party People
Polow Da Don...damn man I mean 07 he had a big year but he is killing some beats in 08 again, has teh 31 song with Ursher's joint and this could def blaze radio as well. Nelly needs to come back with some of that Country Grammar swag, def a good start
#3 Outkast Feat Raekwon-Royal Flush
Skew It On The BBQ Unofficially Part 2? Hahhaha! Alright, seriously yo Outkast kills it when they want to, this song is nuts and iot's nice to see The Chef bring back the 36 Chamberz flow, I have been burnign this all week. Not your club joint but this aint my top 5 shake your asses joints, ya dig? Seriously who's f'n with Andre 3000?
#2 The Game-Big Dreams
The beat is so raw, Cool N Dre thats whats up...The Game gets out of jail and slays it in like 3 days, have a feeling the new album is gonna be legit. By the way this isnt an official vid, something some dude did, kinda cool
Shot Live in Richmond...no CDQ leak of this joint yet, this show was less than a week after the 1 I saw. This song was nuts, so much energy and the production is crazy. I believe it would have to be the 2nd single off their new cd. Its just crazy, spazz...um so appropriate
There you have it kids, enjoy the NCAA Tourney this weekend, drink a Mickey's 40, sip that lean do what ya gotta do
To pay tribute to Michael Jordan's first albeit less talented love of baseball comes an Air Jordan 1 pack called the "Opening Day". One of the dope baseball highlights is the baseball stitching seen across the side of the toebox. Available in two different pinstripe colors. Available now at select Jordan accounts.
Here is N.E.R.D talking about the new album...by the way I wanted to post my vid clips from the concert but it was too loud ll the sound was muffled horribly so it just wasn't worth it...be on the lookout for their new song "Spazz" Cot Damn!
Ok i got a little off topic, pick up the shirt, I am
Thursday, March 27, 2008
The high fashion meets electronics company collaboration has claimed another victim as Giorgio Armani and Samsung have teamed up together on a new phone. Just recently Samsung also partnered with adidas on a new training system phone. The Giorgio Armani sports a slim 10.5 mm thickness with a bundle of features including a 3.0 MP camera, music player function and microSD card expansion. The phone will also come packaged with an exclusive leather case as well.
Meth-Ticaaaaaal Kills His Verse, Damn Method Man, Bring It Back. Yo Hammertime aka Redman waddup?
Cell Phone Disco makes visible the hidden electromagnetic waves that emanate from cell phones. It's an interactive art installation that lights up LEDs in various degrees when a phone passes by. It's on exhibit through April 2nd in at the Wood Street Gallery in Pittsburgh.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Today I came across a first pic of the Reebok x Married To The Mob Freestyle. After Claw Money and Mama Clothing this would be the next girls brand collaborating with a sneaker company. It looks like the sneaker comes in all white with an all-over print of the MOB lipstick lips. The sole comes in translucent red also featuring the lips over-sized. I am still waiting to see a girl wear Married to the Mob in person...wear it, you will thank me. Sidebar: I don't find all these girls who dress exactly like every other girl when i go out remotely attractive...where is people's creativeness? I give up
Def Jam's Secrets To Success! from jeff on Vimeo.
The Rocco has always been a perfect switch-up for times when we’ve had to look proper. This Spring, Creative Rec took the WASP-y steez even further by adding navy blue anchors all throughout the uppers, that’ll have the Vineyard-Vines jocking chicks finally noticing your kicks . You can’t look dirty all the time, rock ‘em on occasions you bring the seersucker out.$115, cr8tiverecreation.com
The Lego phone($60) is not just a model made by Logo, it is a real phone...This phone has mute and redial buttons. You also can open the drawer on the side, pull out the legos, and start building on the phone itself. Other features has a switch for turning the ringer low, high, and off and a switch for Tone or Pulse dialing.
This ish is very interesting via DJ A-Trak's blog...he has been used by Kanye on tour for a couple years now, sick DJ, got his own label popping (Kid Sister)...I suggest you read
Saturday, March 22, 2008
GRADUATION ALBUM LISTENING EXPERIENCE VIDEOS PT.2 - AKIRA CUT TO STRONGER from kwest on Vimeo.
GOOD MORNING 2001 from kwest on Vimeo.
The new edition of Perrier-Jouet champagne, which went on sale this week, will likely be the subject of countless future rap songs with its record-breaking price and exclusivity. It’s being sold only in 12-bottle box sets, each of which carries a price tag of around $77,000. Every potential customer is required to travel to France to meet one-on-one with their cellar master, who will top off each bottle with a personalized “liqueur.” I'm awaiting Hova’s taste-test
I don't know why but I def think this is a dope concept....The Original Fake website has been updated with a new graphic of the KAWS Companion in the missionary position with the Grim Weeper. This artwork by the artist KAWS most likely has the hidden meaning "Fuck Death". This interesting graphic will be used on an upcoming t-shirt from KAWS' brand, Original Fake. Look for this tee to drop at Original Fake in Japan or at Original Fake dealers.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
After a nearly decade-long hiatus, Portishead is currently prepping their third studio album, Third, for release on April 28. The trio from Bristol just leaked the album’s first music video for “Machine Gun,” and its grainy, security camera-esque visuals definitely match the song’s cold, industrial feel.
That's what's so dope about designing for a snowboard company - it might be a little crazy to wear every day, but it's just fine to wear it while boarding. The jacket will not come out for a while, so keep an eye out later this year. You might see me finally snowboarding...highly doubt it
Thursday, March 13, 2008
C-Call Me, I can get it juicy for ya...
Cool Breeze-Watch For The Hook
Dude from ATL...this song was nuts, didn't get enough credit when it dropped in 99. Back with Andre 3000 was killing it but Big Boi's guest verse was the dopest
De La Soul-Oooh
This track kicked off the summer of 2000 and you gotta love the Dave Chappelle cameo before 90% of the world knew who he was...
Ja Rule-Down 4 U
Irv Gotti used to come up with some crazy beats...Ima admit I thought all of Ja's crooning tracks were pretty nice from like 2000-02 and yeah G-Unit def murked him out the game but I still like throwing this on, mad catchy
Talib Kweli-Waiting For The DJ
2002...feel good track, this song and Lucy Pearl's "Dance Tonight" always put me in a house party mood.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
One of my favorite Denzel Washington movie scenes ever is in He Got Game, when Denzel’s character is accosting Rosario Dawson and some lame tries to intervene (start from 1:40).Now that’s how you shut someone the f up. Funny enough, Jesus Shuttlesworth (a.k.a. Ray Allen) pulled off a similar move on Rip Hamilton last week during the Celtics’ win over the Pistons (clip here). Sure, it was Ray Ray’s elbow, not an open hand, but the effect was all the same. Gully.
Time to move on guys, we know the reason that you wear a shemagh is because it’s cheap, washable and makes you look like a cultured artiste/freedom fighter. And you’re kinda right. But now that the trend has reached critical mass (you can thank Kanye and Lupe) and there are bright purple versions being sold on Broadway, you could end up looking more like a conformist than a leader.
If you’re going to do it, at least come correct by copping a scarf from A Peace Treaty. The name of the brand is no gimmick—the handcrafted scarves were created by a Pakistan Muslim and Libyan Jew coming together for the sake of fashion. As long as it’s about high quality, we’re down to give peace a chance.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
New from the Nike camp is this Nike Air Force 1 Low in a Michael Jordan inspired black and red colorway. The black and red colors are of course from the Chicago Bulls where Michael won most of his championship rings. This limited edition sneaker will be available at selected retailers such as Mita Sneaker soon.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
#5 Snoop Dogg Feat Too Short & Mistah F.A.B-Life Of The Party
These are the kinda beats that Snoop needs to be on. Snoop has admitted that he isn't penning much of his rhymes on this cd which is supposed to be the biggest sin in hip-hop but I really don't care Snoop has paid his dues...this trak is def nice
#4 N.E.R.D-Everyone Nose
I am pretty sure this already made one of my 5 for Fridays but whatever. This is one of the dopest traks i have heard in a minute. Pharrell is comign strong, Chad is back in teh studio. I have a feeling this is going to be the summer album that catches people by suprise. Lovin the tracks not so subtle refrence to doing coke and the beat is crazy. Did anyone see Pharrell's spaz dance at the BET Rip the Runway? Dude somehow always makes it work...def excited to see em in a couple weeks in concert.
#3 Gnarls Barkley-Going On
Any other week this would have easily been #1. Run has been a top 5 favorite track so far in 08 and did anyone see the video? It was bananas and well they are banning from TV because it may cause seizures? Haha wtf? Gnarls Barkley's new cd is def better than St Elsewhere which was almost a classic as well.
#2 Rick Ross Feat Jay-Z-Maybach Music
PSA I am not a huge Rick Ross fan at all, I like Hustlin & Blow off his last effort but i thought the rest was garbage. So far he has released Speedin & The Boss for his new cd and both have gotten constant burn from me. Then on Monday I get this track Luxury Tax where Wayne and everyone kills it. Here is the 4th track I have heard off the album and it's not a club anthem, no gimmick ringtone ish. Just some rela hip-hop and they both kill their verses. Life's a bitch so the whole world is miiiine. Just gave Ross' whole cd a listen today, it is def a solid album, watch for it.
#1 Madonna Feat Justin Timberlake-4 Minutes
So I knew for the past year that Madonna has been in England recording exclusively with Timbo & Danja as well is the Neptunes (from what I hear there will be 12 traks 7 Neptunes/5 Timbo/Danja) and I have to admit I wasn't sure how this would really work. This is the 1st song I have heard from the project and I must say Madonna is still coller than me, not that that takes a whole lot but she is like 45. The beat is crazy...expect a very club influnced album with the best producers from VA handling their business. Oh yeah Kanye will be doing a guess spot on "Beat Goes On"
Nike tries to nail a wing-tip shoe and a premium dunk fusion, so you can nail the prom queen. These patent-leather lows feature the design you’d see on a casual wing-tip shoe and come in two colorways. They’ve hit Japanese online dealers already, no word on an U.S release date yet.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
The Bugatti Veyron is considered one of the world's fastest production cars with a 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 253mph. So what happens when you let one of the world's top fashion house design this amazing car? The result - a Hermes x Bugatti Veyron FBG which not only blows your mind but also blows your wallet. On March 4th, this Hermes x Bugatti Veyron FBG was unveiled at the Geneva Motor show. This supercar features a classy maroon exterior and a matching interior. It also comes with a special edition Hermes branded 22 inch wheels and fuel-filler cap. Price tag - 1.55 Euros.
Kanye has whipped the sneaker-nerds and myself into a frenzy ever since he hit the Grammy stage with these mystery Nikes. In a recent interview with the NY Times’ The Moment, ‘Ye made a quick mention about the ambiguous sneakers, simply saying “ I can’t talk about them because they’re not out yet.” It’s no secret that Nike gave Kanye a shoe, but giving him his own silhouette? Damnnnnnn—Word to Jeezy. We’ll keep you updated as we get more information about these 1 of 1s.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Supra is killing the sneaker game in 08
Supra’s “NS” offers premium footwear with made for style and not skate purposes. With the black Trinity’s setting the internet ablaze, we now see the more spring/summer friendly white-colorup. Crackled leather and croc-skin soop-up the uppers, and the presence of a strap ensures a tight fit. No more description needed, it’s the summer of white (right Jeezy?), stay focused.