Over at TH's site, they have some of the goods you can scoop up at the Hundreds '5th' pop up store in Korea town in honor of their 5th anniversary. This shirt here will definitely be in the closet soon (shirt is called “Anthology" and presents every logo TH has used over the years in chronological order). Drops tomorrow!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
The Hundreds have set up shop (beginning this Fri) via Foreign Family's pop up store in Ktown a special dig for their 5th anniversary. Via wordpress:
By the time Friday rolls around, the JAGS won’t be the only thing that looks different at the Foreign Family Gallery. On August 1st, we will open 5TH, our 1-month pop-up shop and gallery dedicated to The Hundreds’ first five years. The space will showcase the history of our brand, unveiling original artwork, catalogs and linesheets, memorable photographs, our favorite tees, never-before-seen shirts, and other memorabilia that have built the house of The Hundreds. We will also be releasing our first set of 5TH t-shirts, along with vintage shirts and some tees that you will only be able to buy from the 5TH store. There’s more information on that as we draw nearer to Friday, but for now, peep the flyer.
Looks like I was way off.... I was thinking they were going to do the pop up store in SD via 5&A Dime... maybe next time ;)
Monday, July 28, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I'll be the first to admit, these aren't quite as clean as the black on black mid's, but as I mentioned a few posts back, when it comes to Bball shoes (to rock in the gym, not on the streets), I prefer (actually, I need) lo tops. That being said, I'm going to cop my 2nd pair of Jordans (I had a pair of IV's back in the day), but these are going to be indoor gym only. YES-SIR.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Jerry Heller. The name rings bells. When people think of Jerry Heller, numerous thoughts come up quick. To 80's babies such as myself, first thought is ususally how he was portrayed in Dr. Dre and Snoops crossover 'diss' record, Dre Day. No one really thinks of his illustrious career as a music agent during the 60's and 70's, representing and working with acts such as Elton John, Creedance Clearwater, Marvin Gaye, and Pink Floyd. His memoir briefly covers this period of his life, but focuses on what he most known for, bringing NWA to the masses.
"The Music business is a cruel and shallow money trench. A long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side" (well-known quote that is generally attributed toHunter Thompson) .
What this memoir does is give an honest look at one mans experience with Eazy E and the greatest collective of West Coast artists EVER, from the early days, to their quick and abrupt rise to fame, to their tumultuous end.
Throughout the novel, Heller big ups his relationship with Eazy E , while taking shots at enemies Suge "Suga Bear" Knight ("We should just kill him"), Ice Cube ("next time you see Cube starring in a fun-loving family movie, such as Are We There Yet...remind yourself that this is the man behind such lyrics as: 'Gang-banged by Jerry Heller/Gettin' money out yo' ass, like a mothaf***n Ready Teller/It's a case of divide-and-conquer, 'cause you let a Jew break up my Crew"), and The DOC ("I didn't realize it back then, but by inviting the DOC into the NWA inner circle --where he became in effect the 'fifth Beatle"...Dre and Eazy let a snake into the house".
Without getting to far into it, all I can say is if you are a fan of West Coast Rap, Music, Business, The Art of War, pretty much anything, this book is full of gems you can relate to.
Get it HERE.
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Guess who's back? Shawn Stussy, aka, the creator of my favorite label ever, is back with a new brand (he took time away from Stussy a few years back to get quality time with the family, leaving Stussy (the label) to be headed by Paul Mittleman and Nick Bower, who have done a great job, in my opinion). At any rate, I'm looking forward to see what Shawn Stussy comes up with for his new lifestyle label, S/Double. Check out their preview site, up now. Visit the Beast for a quick preview on some footwear they put together. Oh, and a little history for you, that pic above is one of ad's designed by Shawn for Stussy's 87-88 ad campaign....
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Ohh wee. Crooked and LOV collabed on this shirt below. I'm always one to give it up with another LA shirt, lol, and diggin the combo of the LA logo and the St. Ides logo. Cop here (free shipping all July), via Smoking Section.
Haven't been seeing much crazy stuff out there with regard to the typical gear, so here are some links to some recent mixtapes that have been dropped that I've been listening too, or think you may want to check out:
Young Buck Presents: The Cashville Takeover (right click save as). This mixtape is a couple of months old now, so it doesn't have some of Bucks more recent tracks going at Fif or anything, but it does have a lot of quality music from the Outlawz. Outlawz have been on their grind for a MINUTE now, and I've always been a fan. Their new street album, We Want In, is dropping August 5th. If its anything like their last studio release, Outlaw 4 Life, it'll be well worth the wait. (fyi, Outlaw 4 Life is EASILY in my top 15 lp's of all time, yes, its that legit).
DJ Cannon and DJ Drama Present: Asher Roth - The Greenhouse Effect (link goes to Asher Roth's myspace page, where you can download the mixtape for free). Ok, I can see what the hype on all the blogs is about, the kid has spit. Not going to lie though, his sudden rise in 'fame' does seem to wreak of "who's the next great white hype". Dude sounds waaaaayyy to much like Eminem for my taste (put it this way, if Eminem wasn't taking Dr. Dre like breaks between lp's, would he be getting this sort of attention at all? I was going to try and avoid the standard Eminem white rapper comparison, but you can see Eminem's DNA all through Asher's flow/voice, especially on the "Cannon" Freestyle - although that is the hottest song on the mixtape). Check it out, judge for yourself.
DJ Green Lantern Presents : Charles Hamilton - Outside Lookin In (link goes to 2Dopeboyz, who re-upped the mixtape). Charles Hamilton (real name no gimmicks, lol) is a young cat (20) out of Harlem. I think his style is refreshing. He could use some media training (think Kanye), but he's quick off the top, and has interesting concepts (or should I say facsinations?). I'd be on the lookout for this one... you can search youtube for any of his radio freestyles, which have been allover recently, or check out this cypher with The Game, Kanye, and Charles Hamilton. Oh, and definitely make sure and check out CH's BLOG HERE. Very entertaining and informative, frequently updated, and the kid is a straight shooter.
Cassidy & Green Lantern : Happy Birthday 2008 (link goes to Nah Right, who upped the mixtape this morning). Haven't listened to this one yet, but it's Cass, so you know what to expect. In honor of Cassidy and Green Lantern's bday (7/7), they put this lil tape together....
Thursday, July 03, 2008
I don't know about you guys, but when it comes to bball, I can't get down with the Hi-tops. I need a nice pair of lo's , or a mid-lo. I was tryin to get a new pair this past weekend, and there was absoloutely NOTHIN out there. Apparently Nike and I are on the same page, cuz they are supposedly releasing this Zoom Kobe 4 in January of 09. Somethin to look forward to. May have to cop those Gil Zeros in the meantime though. Info and pic courtesy of Nice Kicks. Oh, and for the record, this is the first pair of Kobe's that I've liked, EVER.
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Seems like now is the time to be a shorty, with toys like these coming out with movie releases. Amazing detailing. Then again, I can only imagine how much kids toys cost now a days, so maybe its best to be a grown ass man and still be able to appreciate (and purchase/not have to ask your mom and get a resounding "NO") these toys upon release.