Saturday, May 31, 2008

Get Familiar...Meet Star Trak’s Charles Hamilton

What’s next for New York rap? These days, a lot of industry insiders are pointing towards 20-year-old Harlem native Charles Hamilton, who recently signed to Interscope through Pharrell’s Star Trak imprint. The kid can rap his ass off, but he’s definitely on some left-field creativity shit with his self-produced, sample-based beats. His DJ Green Lantern mixtape Outside Lookin’ is on the way, and he recently debuted “Brooklyn Girls,” a tribute to fly females that flips a sample from KP & Envyi’s “Swing My Way.” Ima have to co-sign on this one

C-O-U-R...R You Going To The Market

I didnt see Billy Madison this week either

You thought the NBA finals was the toughest competition going on right now? Wrong. The National Spelling Bee is down to 45 letter-spitting youngin’s who were talented enough to make it to the final day, its pressure mang...I had too, sorry

The Strangers Will Make You Soil Yourself

Other than paternity suits, convincing transvestites, and the discovery that eating Lucky Charms can give you syphilis/mad cow disease/AIDS, there’s little that scares me. Put plainly, I'm no bitch. And yet The Strangers, a taut little home invasion thriller, had me shook...go see it cause your girl owes you for making you see Sex in The City

Summer Jam Is Tomorrow!!!

Oh how I wished in The Tri-State area...Im sure my Myspace profile would be mad poppin, I would be constantly chasing cute Italian girls around, and most importantly goign to Summer Jam tomorrow...for those of you who dont know it is the biggest day in hip-hop all year and has created some pretty interesting infamous beefs between rappers although last years show went down without anyone losing their chain...right?

Return Of The Throwback Joint

Its been a while hasnt it? Has it? Im sorry =[

Taking it way back like 4 flats on a cadillac...I dont even know what that means

Good Morning To Ummm, I Dont Remember Your Name...

Debuted on TRL May this song was done before Ye did College Dropout...still one of my fav verses even though its mad throwback

The Beat Is Cold...

I am not feeling the song at all, think Timbo wasted this beat...shoulda saved it for JT's next disc for sure, he woulda murdered it


Anyone who says Cristal is good is full of crap...Dom P is where its at, anyways thought this was dope and again bday is like 6 weeks away sooooo lol

Rudy & Marshall...Get Em!

This has been one of my fav joints lately...the remix with Loso in case you aint know so...anyways just wanted ya'll to get familar and Ryan's intern dancing at the begining is classic...The Title, well they know thats was up

Ryan Leslie...Still A Genius

I been saying it 2 years know...dude has mad talent, dont know if he'll ever blow up as an artist but he creates some fresh music "PEOPLE ITS NOT AS EASY AS IT LOOKS"
I havent even watch Happy Gilmore lately...seriously this is amazing

Zippo of Japan x FUCT

In a story that reflects on the unconventional canvas the Zippo lighter became during the Vietnam war, FUCT has created their own design in line with symbolism a Zippo represented for soldiers in the war. Zippos quickly became a method for soldiers to express their thoughts and solidarity as many would engrave names, battalions and other random thoughts on the metal cases. Soldiers would develop strong bonds with their Zippos to the extent that enemy soldiers would rig up explosive Zippos to be left randomly at areas popular with American soldiers in hopes they would be picked up and ultimately resulting in an untimely death. Unlike the American style Zippos, the Japanese line features a much different process which achieves a different visual and in the case of the FUCT collabo, a Zippo which appears to have weathered a storm of many hard fought battles.

Maison Martin Margiela L'Incognito Sunglasses

Gimmie these with an LED across the front...Jackpot! In a first for high profile fashion house Maison Martin Margiela, the brand has released their first pair of eyewear in the form of the L'Incognito Sunglasses. In a page out of Geordi LaForge and Star Trek: The Next Generation with the visor steez, the sunglasses feature a large wrap-around frame-less build. Aside from the style seen here, other colorways are also available.

Who Needs A Pet Rock?

Pet Plant tells you what it wants, from designer Junyi Heo. The Pet Plant measures soil conditions, temperature, humidity, and water. It calculates those variables based on the need of said plant, and expresses its condition via a series of pictures on an LCD display...Its cool, cmon

RZA as Bobby Digital: You Can't Stop Me Now

Hip Hop artists and fictional comic book characters make an easier fit then one would think. Although Hip Hop since its inception has been steeped in rhetoric about reality and the importance of being authentic, there has always been an undertone of hyper reality or reality amplified teetering on the fantastic. This is why aliases are so paramount in the genre. The stage names are almost the MCs other identity when they take the mic. The most legendary MCs have made careers on boasting how dope they are with clever punch lines amplifying their abilities to almost super human characteristics. No one knows this better or has exploited it more than the legendary Wu Tang Clan. Part of the Clans mystique has been the incorporation of kung fu excerpts in their music and comic book characteristics in their persona. This clever tactic has allowed the group to make a balance between hardcore, gritty east coast rap and absurd fantasy as each MC takes on a new moniker and throw themselves into the character.

This past year has seen a bit of a rift in the legendary crew as a few of the top lyricists in the group have broken ranks and showed their distaste for last years' "8 Diagrams", most notably for the RZAs production on the album. Undaunted by the criticism RZA takes solace in his comic book persona; Bobby Digital to produce a new album entitled "Digi Snax" due later this summer. The first single "You Can’t Stop Me Now" has the instantly recognizable Wu sound with sampled guitar licks, dirty drum kicks and ominous chanting on the chorus complete with the late Ol Dirty Bastard's drunken crooning. The video is a comic book inspired visual acid trip. Lyrically the song finds RZA in a retrospective state contemplating his street days and his early career achievements. The subject matter of early Wu leads one to believe maybe he was affected a little more by the voices of dissent then he leads on. But, it's nothing a comic book hero can’t handle...

They're Back...

I posted these two who did an acoustic version of a "Pyt" & "Good Life" they are with No Air...girl can def let it fly...I only came across this because thsi week an actual mp3 of Jordin & Chris doing an acoustic version leaked and I was gonna post it but Ima let these two shine.

Kanye West-Flashing Lights Video Part 3?

Let's have small recap here just to see if you're keeping up (yes students there will be a test on this later). Kanye West drops his highly anticipated third album "Graduation" amidst an ingenious giant marketing campaign pitting him against 50 cent. Kanye walks away victorious in the record sales race and his new album is highly praised by critics as a successful mesh of infectious pop, soul full hip hop and a healthy dose of electro. One of the standout tracks on the album is "Flashing Lights". The song combines soft melody with hard electronic kicks and snares as Kanye cryptically raps about the pitfalls of materialism and the trappings of fame. Because this was obviously going to be a surefire single, almost immediately fans began to discuss what they think the video will look like down to the director he may choose.

However, when the Spike Jonze directed video was released in all of its lingerie clad, Rita G slow motion glory (thank you Spike) the short clip baffled some fans and was lauded by others as a masterpiece. Version 2 of the video leaked on the internet about a week ago and was much more literal then the first version. The video showed another model obviously deeply intertwined in the night life and the danger and tragedy that can come from it. Just a few days ago, yet another version of the video was leaked on the internet and seems to be frustrating and delighting fans equally. This version seems to have no connection with the other two videos and appears to be a cinematic cross between a horror film and high fashion couture add. As far as storyline goes, it's hard to make rhyme or reason of it but I don't mind watching again and again.

I Like Being Misunderstood...

The Carter 3 Leaked last night at like midnight...I was out shaking my, alright nope I am def taking the weekend to chill after a hectic last 6 weeks. So I got my hands on the album last night and in the words of Larry David its pretty, pretty, pretttyyy good. Here is my fav track off the album...loving The Animals "Dont Let Me Be Misunderstood" sample. Not sure who did the beat, only trak I dont know from the cd...also the cd has only 16 traks instead of the 22 I have shown on the preview...highly doubt any others will be on it either since the 16 tracks take up 78+ minutes of a cd.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Carter 3...Soon

I have heard about 70% of it so far and so far I am very impressed but until I hear the whole thing start to finish 5 times and can really break it down Ima leave my opinions to myself...def loving "Let The Beat Build" the most out of the new batch of stuff so far, Kanye kills the Snoopy Maestro sample

01. 3 Peat (Produced By Cool & Dre)
02. Mr. Carter (Featuring Jay-Z) (Produced By Just Blaze)
03. A Milli (Produced By Bangladesh)
04. Gotta Stunt (Produced By The Runners)
05. Got Money (Featuring T-Pain) (Produced By Play-n-skillz)
06. Dinnertime (Produced By Deezle)
07. Comfortable (Featuring Babyface) (Produced By Kanye West)
08. Phone Home (Produced By David Banner)
09. Dr. Carter (Produced By Swizz Beatz)
10. Tie My Hands (Featuring Robin Thicke) (Produced By Kanye West)
11. Shoot Me Down (Produced By Kanye West)
12. Playin’ With Fire (Produced By Streetrunner)
13. Lollipop (Featuring Static Major) (Produced By Jim Jonsin & Deezle)
14. La La (Featuring Brisco & Busta Rhymes) (Produced By David Banner)
15. Beat The Block (Produced By Bangladesh)
16. Mrs. Officer (Featuring Bobby Valentino) (Produced By Wyclef Jean)
17. Nothin’ On Me (Featuring Juelz Santana & Fabolous) (Produced By Alchemist)
18. Let The Beat Build (Produced By Kanye West & Deezle)
19. Don’t Get It (Produced By
20. Eat You Alive (Featuring Ludacris) (Produced By Just Blaze)
21. Staring At The World (Produced By Maestro)
22. A Milli (Young Money Remix) (Featuring Tyga, Hurricane Chris, Lil’ Mama, Cory Gunz & Lil’ Chuckee) (Bonus Track)

Kicks Of The Day-Jordan Brand AJF3 2008 Summer Collection

Moving on from the initial Air Jordan meets Air Force 1 mash up that began with the Air Jordan V, the Air Jordan III is next up to undergo the hybrid phase. Kicking off the releases in July are some new colorways that have never before been seen on the Air Jordan III. However, come September, the AJF3 returns to its roots using OG colors one of the most popular Jordans.

Weezer-Pork & Beans Video

We don’t want to straight-up accuse Weezer of stealing their latest video idea from an episode of South Park, but…come on.

Regardless of the inspiration, Rivers and the gang’s new video for “Pork and Beans” is a memorable one, featuring cameos from all your favorite YouTube celebrities and reenactments of some classic viral videos. They even got folks like the Numa Numa guy and Chocolate Rain to lip sync along with the Weezer song. The new album drops on June 3rd, so watch the video...Shoutout to Zums for getting me onto this song

Spike Lee Will Direct Michael Jordan Documentary

Spike Lee announced, @ this year's Cannes Film Festival, that he will be debuting the Michael Jordan Documentary@ next year's festival...I was more of an Magic & Isiah dude when I was a kid being a Point Guard but I loved the Bulls

Sidebar I loved ball so much back then I cried when Magic retired lol

Ferrari California GT

For the first time in a Ferrari, there will be no manual gearbox option and power will be 30bhp down on the entry-level F430. Engine revs are lower and torque is slightly increased, all signs that this car is much more of a luxurious tourer than a hardcore sports car. "It's not a screamer," said a Ferrari spokesman this week. "It's not track-based and it's not about out-and-out power; it's more driveable." The naturally aspirated 4,300cc V8 will be matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission for a smoother drive. The 0-62mph sprint will take less than four seconds and carbon dioxide emissions will be about 310g/km. The Ferrari California is set to launch at the Paris Auto Show in October


The ATTIGO TT enables DJs to manipulate sounds via sensors...I need this

Final Product // ATTIGO TT from Scott Hobbs on Vimeo.

The Cool Kids-What Up Man?

One of the freshest songs I have heard in a minute and they always get hype during live shows...the beat is crazy. Its just dude literally making "sounds" with his mouth, not your normal beat boxing. The "clap" is easy to hear in the live version...I'll post a cdq version to just so you can hear the beat better

Brandon Hines-In The Dark

I am going to be honest I know nothing about this song, it kind of just fell on my lap today and I absolutely love it...

Monday, May 26, 2008

MIA-Paper Planes

Another one of my fav jams from last fall finally pushing a video...Im just to early lol

Dope song, her Santogold & Kid Sister are def killing it right now...they need to jump on something together

Get Familiar...

Chester of my fav up and coming groups...

I wish there was audio on this... - Watch more free videos

Nike Hyperdunk - Kobe Bryant x Jackass x Snakes

Last month, Nike's campaign for the all new Hyperdunk basketball shoe kicked off with a campaign featuring the NBA's 2007/2008 MVP Kobe Bryant leaping over a speeding Aston Martin. Following up on this, Kobe and the Hyperdunk's latest spot also incorporates the Jackass crew with the backdrop featuring a pool filled with snakes. Of course with the inclusion of Jackass, it's more then safe to assume there's some added comedic value involved in the video.

Busta Rhymes: Don't Touch Me Remix

Chances are you either don't remember the hip hop posse cut, or it's a vague image in the back of your brain stuck in-between your memory of Gumby flat tops and Horror core rap. It's hard to believe now, but at one time the hip hop posse cut was a common occurrence on just about every major hip hop album that dropped. MCs would form allegiances with artists outside of their immediate group simply out of the fact that they were fans of the other artist. They asked a group of MCs to jump on a track with them and the other MCs happily obliged. What would result was a tour de force of lyricism with the next MC trying to outdo the other in a friendly competition over the hardest beat they could find. However, somewhere along the way the hip hop audience heard less and less posse cuts on albums. Chalk it up to industry politics, artist animosity or just plain disinterest but it's obviously clear that the posse cut is becoming a lost art.

No one in the current hip hop climate knows the power of the posse cut like Busta Rhymes. As a member of the Leaders of the New School early in his career, Busta made a name for himself as a solo artist by completely destroying any posse cut he landed on (including the completely classic verse on Scenario). Therefore, it is not surprising that at this point in his career Busta chooses to help usher in the new posse cut renaissance disguised as the remix. The original version of "Don’t Touch Me" is what you would expect from Busta, an energetic lyrical rant over minimalist jungle drums. The remix breathes new life into the track by giving each artist on it a chance to reinterpret the song. Everyone holds their own here but Lil Wayne turns the beat into a drug induced playground as hip rips the track in half and Nas sounds about 10 years younger as the track seems to re-energize him. Also, it is always great to hear one of the originators of the posse cut Big Daddy Kane.

A Bathing Ape Bapexclusive Milo Monogram Bapesta

A Bathing Ape has released an all new Bapesta which is predominately white in color but features a "Milo Monogram" on the upper...perfect for the summer time

Kanye West-Flashing Lights Alternate Version Video

To be honest i prefer this over the version we saw on MTV/BET instead...btw the girl in the vid is dope

Do The Dance

One of my favorite up and coming artists with one of my favorite jams from last fall...he finally dropped a video for it following the same style as Justice did for their trak "Dance"

Mark Ronson waddup?

More David Sides Piano Covers...

This guy really is talented...if he could display his own stuff you'd think dude would have a good shot of getting picked up by a label

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Seeing Sounds?

Maybe not with this new 5.1 Sony Surround Sound System. The speakers are the size of a golf ball. Sony is releasing it in Japan first and surprisingly it’s under $1000. Coming soon to the rest of the world.

Beck & Danger Mouse Team Up On “Chemtrails"

From MF Doom to Cee-Lo, Danger Mouse has worked with some of the best. But if there’s one artist we would have paired him to do an album with, it’s the always unpredictable Beck.

The singer/songwriter has spent his 14 year career weaving in and out of different genres, and Danger Mouse has been experimenting with a similiar brew of rock, hip-hop, and electronica since coming on the scene in 2003. The two have been hard at work on Beck’s 8th studio album, Modern Guilt, which is due in stores this fall...I'll post teh 1st joint that leaked "Chemtrails" next week

Best Story Never Told

This morning, producer Just Blaze announced that his Fort Knocks artist Saigon has officially been released from Atlantic Records after three years of repeated album delays.

This is a good move for an artist like Sai, who has a strong fanbase but doesn’t quite fit into the radio programming box. Just also claims that they have retained full ownership of their masters, so we’ll probably end up hearing The Greatest Story Never Told on a different label. To celebrate the release, Just leaked a dope new Saigon joint called “Believe It,” featuring an auto-tune hook. Ironically, its the most radio-friendly song he’s ever done.

Tip Of The Week: A Memorial Day Survival Pack

Every holiday weekend, the image of the red-eyed travelers stuck in airports scare us into preparing for the worst. Still, no matter how hard we try, there’s always a few snags, especially during the Memorial Day weekend rush. With that in mind, here are five essentials to at least keep you looking cool before and even after you touchdown for some yams at your Auntie’s house.
Reiss Nylon Leather Tote Bag Ditch the clunky backpack for a simpler carry-all that makes for a better pillow.[Reiss Store]

Muska ShadesWhite sunglasses for you sons of beaches. ’Nuff said.[Karmaloop]

10 Deep Sub Rosa Zip Hoodie When it rains, don’t be the dude in the over-sized poncho. Go for the light-weight waterproof jacket that compacts into the pocket.[Turntablelab]

American Apparel ScarfRed is the color for the Severe Terror Alert. Keep your wrap subtle.[American Apparel]

iPod LEGO Speaker DockYou can’t get mad at LEGOs, no matter how loud you crank dat.[Flight 001]

A Real Woman...

I dont normally post much about girls on here but with all the titty-slips and vag shots celebs its nice to just have someone classy like Minka Kelly...a real woman

Thank you Minka lol

Stussy x Turntable Lab - Beats

Adam Weissman from Stussy and James Sheffield from Turntable Lab collaborated on Beats, a collection of instrumentals from various up and coming producers. The release will include a 12" classic record with 10 tracks and a collection of music-inspired t-shirts with signature Stussy writing. It will be released on May 31st at Turntable Lab and Stussy stores.
If you want to check out the songs, click here.

Lacoste 75th Anniversary - Let's Re-Invent the Game

The Lacoste 75th anniversary has brought forth an interesting concept from the brand. The brand offers a futuristic look into the world of tennis, 75 years from now which utilizes an array of fictional gadgets and technologies. Lacoste also questions how founder Rene Lacoste would fair in the present day with new age equipment against the likes of Roger Federer and vice versa. The website can be seen at

A Bathing Ape Denim Bapesta

New from the Japanese brand, A Bathing Ape, comes a series of three new denim Bapesta sneakers. Utilizing denim and a stripe pattern, these new Bapestas also feature the Ape logo as well as a rope "A Bathing Ape" logo on the back of the shoe. The sneakers come in three colorways and are perfect Summer shoes. Available now at Cliffedge.

48 Hours Til Glow In The Dark!!!

I posted this in the fall but this is gonna get my hyped up and I am sure there are new people to this site who havent seen this...Also a short clip of Kanye working on Good Life thats never been seen...A Clip from last weeks Casio G-Shock 25th Aniv. Show (Um Topless Girls In It So View At Own Caution)...Last Is A Clipe of Kanye & Timbo perfecting the Drums to "Stronger"

G Shock Event - Can't Tell Me Nothing from kwest on Vimeo.

Stronger Revisited from Kanye West on Vimeo.

Throwback Joints...

Both Grand Puba...dude was so ahead of his time, especially with his style
You need to bone up on your Grand Puba knowledge..."360" & "Check It Out"

Fool’s Gold Athletic League

Getcha Some...

The Cleveland Show Preview

I posted a pic letting you know its's a little clip


Michelle Williams reppin The Roc riiiight...I def was feeling this when I first heard it a couple of months ago, I still like it but it lost its legs with me. Regardless, gotta show her some love for always doing her thing and never selling out

Lanvin Taffeta Hi Top Sneakers

Saw these on Jay the other day...He was rocking Lanvin Taffeta Hi Top sneakers from the designer’s Fall 2007 collection. You can find these at Barneys for $730.00…def dope

Monday, May 19, 2008

Coldplay-Violet Hill Video

Posted the trak on here a couple weeks ago...still getting major play on my I-Pod

Rick Ross-Here I Am/Maybach Music Video

How Ross aint do a vid for Maybach Music alone has me stunned, beat is so serious...the sickest trak off the album...he better have 1 for Luxury Tax

Fall Back!

He recently formed a new side project group with Philly singer Res called Idle Warship, and they’ve recorded a track called “Fall Back” with Star Trak’s Chester French. The song is a response to Hillary Clinton’s insistence on staying in the Democratic primary race, even when it’s mathematically impossible for her to surpass Obama. Listen to the song and watch accompanying Clinton-filled web video.

Alife Rivington Club x Lacoste Ardeur

Barcelona based sneaker store Limiteditions has just showcased the upcoming Alife Rivington Club and Lacoste collaboration, utilizing the 1980s performance classic Ardeur model as the template. The upper is largely devoid of any branding except for the trademark ARC logo seen on the heel. Four colors including black, white, red and purple are available for pre-order now via

Im thinking the red joints are going to be in my closet soon =]

The Game-Pain Video

Anyone who knows me knows Im big on The Game...I like Big Dreams better but I aint mad about this video

Glow In The Dark Friday...Diddy Co-Signing

Strata Luxury Tower By Asymptote

The Strata tower, a forty story, luxury residential building esigned by architects Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture of Asymptote. This just looks so dope...

Legos & Guns...Win Win

The BrickGun GLOCK 17 Model.

Bow In The Presence Of Greatness...

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

Blu's "Muto" animation painted on a public wall.


Cant wait for the concert Friday in Chicago...MTV just dropped this list this weekend, hit the link to peep it

Frickin Sweet!

SNL Had A Funny Skit?

Thank the lord for Steve Carell

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Is This Not What You Been Waiting For??? Lollipop Remix With Kanye West

I dont gotta say ish....whoa

N.E.R.D-Everyone Nose Full Video

The Kaws nose is so cold chicken soup wont, you'll get that soon enough

Monday, May 12, 2008

Daily Swagger

Want to know why Y-3 stays winning? No it’s not because the hype kids are buzzing, it’s not because rappers are rockin them in their videos, and it’s definitely not because they’re cheap and easy to get. The reason the high-fashion brand (that happens to do footwear) stays in check is because Yohji and his crew put that work in with every new seasonal drop. This Hayworth II Mid, the follow-up to the brand’s most recognizable silhouette drops July 15th, and is upgraded with a strap for staying tight while looking tight. Coolest shoes of the summer? We wouldn’t be shocked.
$270, Y-3 Store, NYC.

G-Unit-I Like The Way She Do It Video

My Birthday Is 2 Months Away...

Feel free to cop this for me =]

Having released some Godfather inspired items a couple weeks back, BAPE is set to release this tee featuring the Vito Corleone character (played by Marlon Brando in the original Godfather film). Similar to the Scarface collaboration from awhile back this tee also comes with limited edition branded leather box and champagne bottle. The t-shirt is set to release on May 28th at Bapexclusive.

Fat Joe Feat Plies & Dre-You Aint Sayign Nothing

Cool & Dre always bring some banging ass beats...still hate Dre for stealing my girl Christina Milian haha

New Blackberry 9000

The latest Crackberry to join the family was recently unveiled. Among the leaders in PDA phones, the code named 9000 was officially bestowed the some what cheesy name Bold. Nomenclature aside, the Blackberry Bold enjoys a well deserved upgrade as the first major BB release in two years. The aesthetics are relatively the same, keeping that distinct BB look stressing what most business users will confirm, usability. The development of a new software platform goes hand in hand with the obvious hardware improvements such as HSPDA, Wifi, 625MHz CPU, 1GB internal flash memory and expandable storage up to 16 GB. While unsure of how many people defected from Blackberry to the iPhone, for those looking to return to the goodness of a solid keyboard, a new king has emerged.

Coldplay-Viva La Vida

I have never been a Coldplay fan at all but I love Violet Hill and now this joint...

N.E.R.D-Everyone Nose Video Preview

Be on the look out for the remix featuring Kanye, Lupe, & Pusha T...I'll drop it on my next update...I know Im selfish

Gnarls Barkley-Going On Video

My fav joint off the cd...this video is nuts and I'ma say gnarls Barkley def has the best cd to drop in 08 thus far.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

WrighTrax...Get Familiar

These dudes are going to kill the game in the next 18 months...I promise, watch out for one of my favorite mixtape jams the last year Big Sean-Getcha Some (my jam out in Vegas last June), I'll post the video when it drops, for now you can find the audio your damn self...lazies

This is a vid from the 2007 beat battles...they are the 2 dudes on the right geekin

Weezer-Pork & Beans

Good Looks Zums, still bumpin this...
It's been a long time since River Cuomo first put on that yellow cardigan and horn rimmed glasses and performed on the virtual "Happy Days" set. It's been even longer since he and his band Weezer were considered the kings of nerd rock. Time has passed, so has fickle tastes and seemingly so did Cuomo's anger and despair lyrically. This fact was obviously not lost on Weezer's record company who were reportedly very upset at the first version of Weezer's self titled album that they turned in. They told the band that they needed a single and couldn't find one amongst the mostly guitar driven art pop. Upset and distraught, Cuomo's went home and penned an angry response which culminated into their first single "Pork and Beans".

The first most noticeable thing about the new single "Pork and Beans" is that it sounds very familiar. So familiar that it could have actually come from Weezer's mid 90’s material rather than their newer sound. Everything about it screams "The Blue Album". The riff is catchy yet weird and quirky. The bass line is a deep grove with a sharp banjo twang every few bars. Cuomo sings off pitch, yet completely on melody, about not conforming to rules. However, it's not done in a snobby rock star way that has total disdain for the mainstream. Weezer has always had a way of showing their dissatisfaction in a charismatic way. Even the line "Timbaland knows the way to reach the top of the chart/ maybe if I work with him, I can perfect the art" seems more tongue in cheek than an actual diss. In an attempt to make a song about refusing to write a hit, it surely sounds like Weezer has another one.

LIl Wayne Feat Tyga-California Love

Cot damn we need The Carter any f'n w Weezy right now?

Pastelle x Ksubi Sunglasses

Pastelle, the much much anticipated clothing label from Kanye West, has been very discreet. But finally, now we get glimpse of its sunglass collaboration with Ksubi, an Australian fashion label known amongst many celebrities. Ksubi designer, George Gorrow, first worked with Kanye in 2006 to create stage eyewear for his music videos. The line will be launched in October and will feature a limited edition gold frame sunglasses that will go for around $2000.

This is definitely a collaboration worth waiting for, as it seems like Kanye and George Gorrow make for a strong team as Kanye says, "I love the sunnies Ksubi has produced over the years, and it's an honour to collaborate with them on this first installment of Pastelle frames, George is an incredibly talented designer, and I've never met anyone who knew more about sunglasses and other cool stuff."

Note I do not believe these are the glasses in the pic...just a heads up

Daily Swagger

Nothing says “Big Pimpin’” better than a pair of boat shoes. Instead of jacking Jay-Z’s mandal style, your best bet during the summer months is a pair of Top-Siders. They’re lighter than sneakers, and have a look that straddles the line between casual and fancy. Just helping ya'll out...get right for the summer, I dont know about these pair but I think I've pointed you in the right direction

My Cot Damn Jam Right Now...Chromeo-Fancy Footwork

Catch Up...Fool's Gold

Cory Gunz-On Da Spot

Dude is up and coming...Peter Gunz son from the Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz fame

Im So Hooood

The Fast Cup, designed by Maxim Velokovsky...This glass is actually glass but has that nice plastic look to it...might have to cop em

Ive Been Greedy...Young Jeezy Feat Kanye-Put On

Got this joint on Saturday and it has seriously got my hyped, the creative juices flowing again...enough about me, this song is supposed to be the 1st single off Jeezy's new album out late summer. Kanye kills the autotune verse. Guess Jeezy realizes he messed up when he passed up on the Cant Tell Me Nothing beat which was originally supposed to be his I Got Money Remix...Toomp what it do?

Monday, May 5, 2008

How I Get Love In The Club

I got my swag back lol...

The Food

Who remembers straight spazzin when this dropped on The Chappelle Show Season 2?

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Black Dude From 40 YO Virgin Originally A 90's Rapper

LMAO...cmon thats hilarious

Lupe Fiasco-The Coolest

4th favorite jam of his latest LP...def feeling the video

Three Six Mafia-Lolli Lolli

There you go Lisa...haha

Nike Air Jordan Fusion V Grey Nurse

Legendary Nike designer, Tinker Hatfield, responsible for the majority of Michael Jordan's most popular signature sneakers has succeeded throughout the years not only based on immense talent but an extraordinary imagination as well. The original Jordan V design was inspired by the P-51 Mustang, a WWII fighter plane used by the Tuskegee Airmen combined with a rendering of a Grey Nurse Shark on the midsole. Keeping this theme alive, strong military colors are featured included with the addition of shark eyes and the initials MJJ on the side standing for Michael Jeffrey Jordan. Surely to be a collectors item in the future, these are now available at Jordan Flight Club with a price of $175

Nigoldeneye: Worldwide Bape Heads Tour in Hong Kong

Nigoldeneye, the show created by Nigo for MTV Japan, was recently in Hong Kong for the Worldwide Bape Heads Tour concert. I posted some pics etc before about it but heres some official clips...

Throwback Joint

Bedlight for Blue Eyes-Jumper...getting their Third Eye Blind on

Karina Pasian-16 At War

New artist on Def Jam...she was originally had Cassie's new single "Official Girl" but I guess Danja reneged on it...anyways this song is def legit

This Is A Honda!

A concept design introduced by Italian auto dreamers SpadaConcept. The SpadaConcept has a zero to 60 mph time of 2.7 seconds. It possesses an airplane inspired tail, a glass canopy and flush headlights. The car will sell for around $400,000 US.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Coldplay-Violet Hill

I am not a huge Coldplay fan at all...but this just has a dope feel to it

Lloyd Feat Luda-How We Do It

1st single off Lloyd's next cd, alright beat and a 16 from Luda always kills...I like his trak with Wayne "Girls All Around The World" better but I could see how this might get the clubs poppin a little better...

T.I.-No Matter What

None other than Danjahandz (We Taking Over, My Love, Gimmie More) who is co-produces a lot with Timbaland and has been doing his own thing a lot the last year...anyways the drums are raw as hell and T.I. kills it...glad to see he got his swag back after some weak efforts on T.I. vs TIP. Paper Trail...

The Dream Feat Young Jeezy-I Luv Your Girl

Song playing the first time I got in a car with well you know who haha ;)...dope trak...Jeezy always bring that Thug Ish