Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Skillz - 2008 wRAP Up



IT's ABOUT THAT TIME! CLICK HERE to check out Skillz doing his thing, as he's done for the last 4+ years. As always, Skillz comes correct("president bush so hated, he went to Iraq, and almost got a-shoe-sinnated").

I guess now is as good a time to ever to cop his long-awaited cd, The Million Dollar Backpack. I think this was one of the most underrated cd's of the year. It's got everything you need.

See you all in 09!

Kobe x DJ AM x Mike Epps (Full Commercial)

Yeah, I know there has been
a) a lot of kobe lately
b) a lot of videos lately

Sorry, its the holidays and most company's holiday lines were released weeks ago. The vids are hot, and the new kobe's are dynamite. So BOOYAH! Peep the FULL commercial for the Zoom Kobe IV below.


Nike Zoom Kobe IV Video from Nice Kicks on Vimeo.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Banana Split Sundae @ LAX


BANANA SPLIT SUNDAES @ LAX from CRAZYCHRISFILMS on Vimeo.

Brought to you by DJ AM and Steve Aoki.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Hussein Fatal - Blocka Blocka



I still get down with the some artists who aren't rockin' the skinny jeans...

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Kobe ID



Yessir, Lakes came through somethin' tough tonight. Design your own at Nike ID. I'm going to sit on the Hotness I made here until I can be one of the lucky 24 to get through for the day....check the ID page for more info...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Complex 08 Style Awards


Some awards were more predictable (Nike taking best sportswear company and G-shock taking best watch) than others (The Hundreds getting breakout brand of the year and Public School getting brand of the year), but definitely worth the read. Check it out here!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Kobe Zoon IV commercial - Feat DJ AM and DayDay (Mike Epps)


Nike Zoom Kobe IV iD Video from Nice Kicks on Vimeo.

Much better than his commercial last go round (jumping over cars with a Ronny Turiaf cameo, lol). Let's see where this take us. Via Nice Kicks.

TH x Bun B



Read Bun B's write up on the shirt here. Only 150 being released, all of them out in Houston, and if you're there, you'll get it signed by the man himself. I don't mess with this shirt too heavy, but Bun B has been down with the movement since the get-go.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Customizable Ray Bans


For you creative cats out there. I've already ruined one too many pairs of all-white vans trying to get my custom kick on back in the day, so i've learned my lesson.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

XMAS Shirt Part Deux



I already copped the Snowman or else Stussy would have had some intense competition this yr from the good folks at Undrcrwn.

Capone - Def Comedy Jam Stand Up

Yes, I realize I need an unusually large late pass for this 2 yr old clip of Capone doing his routine @ Def Comedy Jam, but i just caught the dvd last night during a white elephant xmas party exchange, and uh, yeah, he KILLS it with this one.

Monday, December 15, 2008

OJ Gets Murked

By Dwade... OUCH.



Didn't want to post this, cuz I kind of like OJ, and the kid is holding it down. But let's be honest, I'm not the biggest SC fan. BTW...I know the Heat aren't lighting up the boards this yr, but they are much better than last year, and I think DWades averages of 29/7/5 have something to do with it...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Nike Air Max Skyline


HOLE.
E.
Cow.

Yo I'm LOVING these things!!! This is not a retro/re-release/old shoe...these are brand new Nike Running shoes, taking cues and inspiration from the AM 1's (profile), 90's (lace ups, back), Air Burst, and 93 Triax. All in all, this shoe is amazing. Oh, and you know the Infared color scheme is back and vicious. IMO, this is the hottest Nike running shoe dropped for over 10 years (for kicking it. The AM 360's were mean, and got me through the SD Marathon comfortably), but from a stylistic and design point of view, nothing is touching these.

Get yours @ Finish Line today!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Charles Hamilton - Brooklyn Girls



Hate him or Love him here's the vid that dropped for Brooklyn Girls (which you may have heard on Entourage, if you still watch that show, lol).

Nike Tailwind - Retro 92


From loyal reader and Oh Snaps supporter from the get-go, Drewbie Drew:

"You need to put these on the blog. Super sweet dope flash jive turkey".
Right like?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

More Kobe IV


Good article on Kobe's upcoming low-top nike shoes over at the home of Sportscenter.

"I've been playing basketball all my life and I've worn high-tops for a lot of those games, and I've rolled my ankle plenty wearing high-tops," said Bryant, who has his ankles taped before every game. "If you come down on somebody's foot, you're going to roll your ankle and there's not a lot you can do about it. But to have a low, I feel like it gives your foot more freedom to change direction."

I know you guys are probably sick of me posting these, but I need to remember to cop them, and these posts serve as reminders. Last I heard, black and gold are droppin in Feb, white in blue are out in March.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Delivery Man

Do I need a late pass for this one? I knew the song has been out since mid-summer, but I had no idea a video was dropped?

My Xmas Shirt - 08


Every holiday, a lot of brands come out and put together a special shirt/product to commemorate the special day. This December 25th, I'm rockin' Stussy.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

TH x Disney drops...

This Thursday, 12/11/08.


THEHUNDREDS // DISNEY // THE LOST BOYS from Bobby Hundreds on Vimeo.

See TH Blog for more info, the shirts, and the hats that are dropping. Online exclusive sweatshirt coming soon...

Sunday, December 07, 2008

10 Deep - Snow Business


Check the Lookbook here!

Saturday, December 06, 2008

DJ Quik x Kurupt


This is a project I'm really looking forward to, Kurupt on the Mic, DJ Quik on the boards. I first heard about this project a couple of years ago, and it sounded like one of this instances where artists start 'sellin' dreams' and telling people what they want to hear. Since then, a lot of stories have been coming about...and now it looks like a date has been set (February- sounds like a bday present for young Hsizzle, lol).

Anyway, here is a post from Quik himself, dedicated to all the upcoming artists and producers:

"TO ALL UP & COMMING ARTISTS ON MY PAGE-HERE'S A BAR...
Make sure that youre making music for all the right reasons. I do it to express my self and to watch people move involuntarily when my songs come on. this febuary, i have an album coming out with a new & improved Kurupt.

Every time i play it for someone new, they go from 'skeptical', to ''i gotta be cool-cant let quik know im jockin this shit-damn! i never heard anything like this-what is this shit?-how do you keep coming up with funky ass shit....aawww fuck it-this shit hot. can i have some Boomerang Vodka and Cranberry with yall niggaz-play that one again quik with the indian shit maan that one go hard...!"

Hence, i make music to take the edge off of unhappy people.
SMILING IS A WONDERFUL THING!

ALSO: try to avoid rapping, singing or producing songs under the influence of marijuana or alcohol. it slows your music down and makes it uninviting! wait until you have already finished your project, THEN drink &smoke. You will DEFINITELY notice a difference in your perception of the song. Remember: DO YOUR PERFORMANCE SOBER! You can look at the drugs and alcohol as dessert. surely save it for later.


And last, (but most certainly not least)
don't spite the song to save the speakers.
BUST THEM MUTHAFUCKERS!
Make you songs sound BIGGER than the speakers you produce them on. if the speakers cant hang, you're on the right track.


Thats all for today kiddies.
Now go make music!"

Supra Cruizers



I never really hopped on the Supra bandwagon, but these are hype.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

TH x Brooklyn Dom = Dom Bom



From Wordpress: What can I say about Dominick Deluca? Former VJ for MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball, his Brooklyn House/Projects legacy, slept with all your favorite celebrities and lived to tell about it, rode BMX before the bicycle was invented, most bitter/loving guy ever. His shop, Brooklyn Projects on Melrose Ave., was one of our first accounts back in 2003, and he helped us build a foundation here in L.A. back when you thought we were a garage band. Dom has become one of our closest and most loyal friends, and that is why we are introducing “DOM BOMB” as a tribute to the inimitable Mr. Deluca. The “DOM BOMB” t-shirt is offered in both black and white colorways, only 150 made, and will be available EXCLUSIVELY at Brooklyn Projects locations starting Saturday morning. 50 go to BP on Melrose, 50 out to BP in Echo Park, and the last 50 will end up in BP’s online shop.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Wale - Nike Boots



This song has been out for a MINUTE, but I'm glad that vid finally dropped.
WALE is superdopefresh, lol. Oh, and if you don't have the "Mixtape About Nothing" yet, you're sleeping... HARD.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Why I don't mess with Black Friday



4am, Day after Thanksgiving. Apparently the first lot of ppl started lining up in the early afternoon (aka, these kids skipped Thanksgiving dinner lol). Whatever it takes for the free shirt and 50% off everything in the store? Check the TH BLOG for more.

Friday, November 28, 2008

The Hundreds Online BF Sale

Karmaloop Sale


Not sure if that's big of a deal since you can't get a Karmaloop sale pretty much year round, lol, but might as well swing through and get 20% off and free shipping with the code "GIVE".

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Vans



Vans & Chucks are two pairs of kicks that absolultely timeless in my eyes. Cheap, durable, and stylish. Why not? Anyway, Get 25% off all shoe purchases at vans.com AND free shipping by using the code "THXCUSTOM07". There is another code for their clothes, but uh, let's be honest. Anyways, code is ONLY good for orders placed on Thanksgiving Day. Thanks to Complex for the heads up.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Chunk and Ape



Dope appropriation from an 80's legendary brand, or, blatant rip off? I'll leave that decision to you. But I will say, Chunk and Ape is a new brand based out of Hawaii doing big things. Be on the look out.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Play Cloths



Pusha T and Malice of the Clipse dropped Season 1 of their highly anticipated line, Play Clothes. It's avalailable at select boutiques and online retailers. Check (and cop) some pieces from the line here. Or, cop their online exclusive, limited edition 80's Montage logo at their official Online Site. Lovin' the logo, but its a recession. Not sure if I'm getting back on the $40 t shirt bandwagon yet...

Friday, November 21, 2008

Crooks n Castles - Holiday 08


Companies are getting real creative with their Lookooks this year. Check out Crooks lookbook here. Props to the Greedy Dog...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Kobe Zoom 4



I think I'm posting this shoe pretty much soley as a reminding to myself to buy these on January 17th. These are supposedly going to be the lightest BBALL shoe on the market, and they look to be a lo-mid, which I'm all about when I take the court. Supposedly Kobe had them modeled after a running shoe? Anyway, MANY more pics here.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

GAME, bitches!


Ok, I read this story while perusing Miss Info's Blog, Hilarious.

Apparently, Q-Tip had a show in Vegas, and the purple one aka Prince was in attendence. During "Vivrant Thing" Prince crashed the stage out of nowhere, grabbed a guitar, and did his thing. Best part, no one even knew he was there.

Straight from DJ Scratch: “Yo, while me and Q-tip were performing “Vivrant Thing” in Vegas last night….this n—a Prince walked out on the stage, took the guitar from our guitar player and just started rocking! None of us knew he was there until he popped up on the stage….then the n—a vanished like Batman, LOL!

The sound crew said Prince was in the balcony watching the show from the very beginning (The balcony was closed off). Then when “Vivrant Thing” came out, he just came backstage and walked out on stage.

None of us knew what was happening, then when we finished the show he was gone LOL!”

Monday, November 17, 2008

UP


Liking this shirt for obvious reasons...
Get here!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

New Air Max 1 colorway, Coming Soon


Um, let the hype begin. These are fresh.

Friday, November 14, 2008

88 Keys feat Kid Cudi - Waisting My Minutes



Shout out to Chucho for the heads up. My understanding is 88 Keys is more of a producer 'slash' rapper lol, and I'm all about Kid Cudi right now, so this track had to be posted. I'm loving the Andrew Gold ("Never let her slip away") sample.

Check out Chucho cosign:
"you should check [88 Keys]out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLShcVyMcz0, this is ish with kanye called stay up. he is produced by kanye ta da, and his sh t reminds me of talib when he was dope(ie quality)".

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Everyone Knows Us - Dom Kennedy, Pac Div, Carter, and Gomez Warren IV


VIMBY - Everybody Knows Us Music Video from VIMBY on Vimeo.

Directed by Jason Madison and Gomez.

So yeah, everyone in the video is rockin The Hundreds Holiday 2008 line.
Uh, Music Video x Lookbook collab?

Very interesting.

Almost makes me want to initiate the comments again to here all your thoughts on this.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Leaders 1354 x Reverse Jam


Krez, cop this GREEN one for your boy when you make it down to the South Side store...thanks pimp. Click here for more info...

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Award Tour - Winter 08



Lochness is back with a new season of the Award Tour. I dug their summer line A LOT. I guess they switched it up the t's this year from American Apparal back to AAA (the standard blank that brands like The Hundreds, Diamond Supply Co, Crooks N Castles, and the majority of the others in the scene). Not going to lie, I was a fan of American Apparel fit/quality, but more ppl are accepting of the AAA's, so its probably a wise move on his part. Lookbook should be available soon, with the product being available near the end of the week. Check the the AT BLOG for more info.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Supreme - Fall/Winter 09


Check out the some flicks from the Terry Richardson shot lookbook here

Thursday, November 06, 2008

The Hundreds x Medicom


The Hundreds? Vinyl Toys? Two of my favorites on a collab? Count me in, lol. Only 500 total made (you know what that means). Drops today at THLA and THSF. See here for more and the complete background behind the design process . Oh, and is it just me or is the box just as cool as the toy itself? LoL...

I think Dilemma needs one for his home studio...

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Obama Wins!


As promised, Undrcrwn released their official Obama 08 victory shirt. Cop it online now!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Election 08



Well, the big day is finally on us. I'm not going to say 'get out there and vote' cuz we all have enough people telling us to do that (besides, for everyone that doesn't vote, it makes those of us who did vote have that much louder of a voice, haha). Anyway, when its all said and done, I'll sit back and once again hope that 'next time' the candidates will focus more on what they want to do when they get in office and more importantly HOW they are going to do all the lofty things they promise, and focus less on what the other guy can't do. Politcs are just so damn political, lol

Saturday, November 01, 2008

SlaughterHouse



Been meaning to post the song for a minute now. After flirting with beef ever since that AllHipHop battle last year, Royce and Joe got together and banged out some joints, one of which is this INSTANT classic, Slaughterhouse, that brings together along the aforementioned Budden and Royce, along with Joel Ortiz, Crooked I, and Nino Bless.

Who knew these guys would become like the new age Rat Pack (or Rap Pack? badoom psh!) You can find countless vids of them in the studio together, drinking together, and more importantly, sitting down and discussing the possibilities of a 4-man collabarative effort (watch that last video for sure. If after listening to the song above, and then watching them talking about getting away for 3 weeks and lockin it down doesn't get you excited for this project, I don't know what will).

And before I forget, shout out to Dilemma for getting a track on Budden's upcoming release on Amalgalm Digital! Check his blog for more info!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Warriors of Radness


Ok, so maybe I'm holding out. I came up on this brand during a Summer trip to Fairfax, and made the obligatory stop to The Reserve (half Freshjive flagship store, half art gallery, half book store, yeah I know that adds to 3 halves, thats how cool the store is). ANYWAY, was diggin this brand for what it was, HIGH quality, throwback gear (think early Stussy at its roots) with a nice cut'n'sew fit and sick colorways.

Well lo and behold, there was a feature on it @ The Beast today. Now that the cat's out of the bag....lol:

Manifested from the mind of surfer Trace Marshall, Warriors of Radness presents a fashion memoir of LA lifestyle stemming from the rough streets of East LA to the exquisite beaches of Malibu. An extension of their small 2004 clothing project, GONZ! named after surfer Eric Gross, Warriors of Radness continues their philosophical views into 2008. Along with Freshjive founder Rick Klotz and brother Chad, W.O.R demonstrates the opposite of what the surf industry has become, taking a break from the cookie cutter labels and venturing into another realm of design. With a mindset focused on strong roots from such a diverse upbringing, the collective craft garments showcasing what surfing truly represents and the free spirit involved within the process.

Monday, October 27, 2008

OO7 x Swatch


The good folks over at Swatch are droppin' off a series of watches based on 007 vilians of the past. Check Complex for the whole line up...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

IM KING - new season



IM King (another brand reppin Cali hard) comes clean with their newest season...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Johnny Cupcakes - Something in the Cupcake Mix


I'm all about Johnny Cupcakes...and Freddy Kruger is the ULTIMATE villian, but $75?! I'll pass. If you are interested, email :monster@johnnycupcakes.com

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Outlawz - Legendz in the Game

Like I just told Brit, it's never everyday there is a new Outlawz video out...song is pretty hot. For you non-fans out there, at least watch it for the Mike Epps intro, you hot dog water smellin' bitches, lol.

Fall UndrCrwn!



Out now at KarmaLoop now!

Dustin's (the Designer) words: "Our Fall2 delivery is hitting stores as we speak.
Inspired by our version of the american dream. Classic Americana the 1992 version.
I was in highschool when Hilfiger jackets, polo sport, Helly Hansen and Nautica were big. I used to see it in the magazines and on Marlon Wayans from the Wayans Bros. show (don't hate. You watched it too). Being from the Bay nobody really was into it. I used to have to venture to SF to hit the Helly Hansen store and the big Macy's over there."

Sunday, October 19, 2008

UCLA vs Stanford


Went to the UCLA v Stanford game yesterday at the Rose Bowl, man it was hot out there. Anyway, good game. Oh, and snagged this pic of a Bruin faithful...

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Stussy - Holiday 08


You didn't think I'd let a Stussy drop come and go without saying anything, did you?
Shades and Skulls, two of my favorites!

Get at Stussy Direct here!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Drill where? Drill who?


I was over posting political shirts,but, I had to make an exception for the homies over at Vintage Vantage.

We may differ on whether we should or should not drill in ANWAR
or not, but, ah nevermind, you know where this is going....

Sunday, October 12, 2008

"Cover Band" show @ Gallery 1988



Over 50 artists re-interpretted some classic album covers with thier signature art. In the pic above, KKiersten Essenpreis gets busy on The Ramones. Check it at Gallery 1988 (off La Brea and Melrose) now!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Top 10 Signature Kicks


Nice Kicks put together a list of the Top 10 Players with Signature kicks from 1988-2008. Great list. This pic alone has two of my all time favorite basketball shoes...man the 90's were great.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Mike Giant @ White Walls Gallery in San Fran



This Saturday night, sees the launch of Mike Giants latest solo show, after recent shows across Europe, the american best known for his Tattoo work and Tattoo inspired fine art, will set up shop at San Fransisco’s White Walls Gallery.

Info via SxH.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

DJ Quik Update (Speaks on Snoop, Dre, Detox, etc)



Still lookin forward to that new Kurupt record entirely produced by Quik...

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Kurupt x The Hundreds


Anyone that knows me knows that I support Kurupt in pretty much any venture he gets down in (yes, that included watching 'celebrity rap superstar'. As part of the Hundreds "Rosewood Collection", they got down with Kurupt to re-enact the cover and back tracklisting of his WESTCOAST CLASSIC ALBUM, "The Streetz iz a Mutha". I really hope the hype doesn't reach astronomical levels on this shirt because I am a huge fan of both parts of this collab (NOW I know how those old punk heads felt when Supreme collabed with Bad Brains, lol). View the rest of the Rosewood collection here. Drops this Friday.

Oki-ni - Jimi Wallet



DEFINITE must cop. The Jimi Wallet is a Money Clip/Wallet that holds a wad of cash and up to 5 cards. With smooth colorways, small dimensions (4″ x 2.5″ and 0.5″), low price (11 Euro),and overall greeness (made of recycled plastic), I can't pass this up. May be my xmas gift of choice this year as well. Check the site here.

Via The Feed.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Kanye - Love Lockdown (Official Video)



Debuted on Ellen of all places, lol. Via Eskay. Um...the ending on the couch is EMO as eff...lol

Monday, October 06, 2008

John Mccain x Complex Mag


Complex put together a little spread on the imaginerary support being shown to Mr. McCain by sdub community (i.e. Mccain x Supreme, Mccain x Once Upon a Time, and others). Check it here.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Nike ACG Vest


This thing is slick. I'm a fan.
Source. At Atmos now.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Punchout on Wii



Ok, so this made it official... I'm getting a Wii. Punchout is back?!

Mike Reese x Les Miserable x Los Angeles shirt


Nice appropriation of the Les Miserable shirt by graphic designer Mike Reese. Info and pic via Ferrari Murakami

Friday, October 03, 2008