Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Kid Cudi tonight

I'll be doin this all night...

Nike Air Structure Triax 91 - new colorway

So I have way to many shoes with a pink colorway, so I need to pass, but these are sick. PBP. More info: http://hypebeast.com/2008/09/nike-sportswear-air-structure-triax/

Monday, September 29, 2008

Nike Vandal - Womens

Available at Proper in the LBC now...

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Hundreds x Obama (you knew it was coming)

Ok, I was over posting Obama shirts (I'm actually over posting links to all the related Obama shirts I've posted as well, so you can check the archives yourself). I'm actually not even a huge fan of the shirt on a stand alone basis (comes off a little too much like the "Jesus is my Homeboy" shirts. But, I always appreciate it TH breaks down what is going through their mind during the design process, so here goes:

Obviously inspired by Public Enemy’s “Fear of a Black Planet” (which was in itself a politically charged work commentating on the socioeconomic plight of black America), the illustration is stirred by the recent campaign, media infatuation, and public celebrity of Senator Barack Obama.

Allow me to disclaim that the t-shirt is not a cut-and-dry advocate of Obama for President. Although our political tendencies may seem blatant, the shirt’s message acts as a double-entendre that, served as a conversation piece, can swing both ways. The overall theme and concept being that there is a genuine concern, whether in enthusiastic anticipation, inquisitive curiosity, or outright fear, that dominates Obama’s aura and the surrounding ‘08 presidential race. Whether that stems from his leadership qualities, credentials or his oratory skills, to his religious beliefs and yes, even his skin color.. surprisingly, the illustration acknowledges that the mystery does exist and thrive, and as we prepare to decide on our nation’s next leader (one whom we all hope will save us from the throes of war and economic downshift), hopefully it encourages us to see beyond the mystery and explore and understand both sides of the coin before we can rightfully make that choice… that is, if we ever get to those aforementioned debates…

Saturday, September 27, 2008

DJ Haze & The Game - BWS vol 5

Ok, I need to keep it 100, I'm 4 tracks in, and already, this mixtape > LAX.

I don't know what went wrong with LAX, I'm just not as big a fan of it as I was of Dr. Advocate (my fav Game album) or The Documentary. I'm feeling a lot of the tracks (Dope Boys, Angel, LAX Files, State of Emergency), but some of them, I just can't get in to (Money, Ya heard, etc).

Anyway, this tape brings it back, and finally features some more of the Black Wall Street team (i.e. Juice, Clyde Carson, X.O., and others).
DL here: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?onjzmdfazn1

Preview "Backage Claim" here: http://www.zshare.net/audio/19489612ff07b99c/

Jordan I x Jordan III

Here is a nice little mash up of the Jordan I in the Jordan III colorway. Quickstrike release, so you'll have to be on your A-Game to swoop these up. Via NiceKicks.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Gravis x The Hundreds

Clean luggage! Wow, might need to step my game up...

Annastasia - Nike Shoes

New joint produced by Dilemma, HELLO WORLD!!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Disney x Medicom

I love this Vinyl art. A little expensive ($65 for the 7in figure), but Mickey is the king... Cop at KR.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Gallery 1988 x Jeff McMillan

Each one is 6 x 6 inches, for sale for $30 each or $300 for the set of 11. Naturally, each print is limited to 100 copies. Act fast.

Akomplice x Barak Obama

I think at this point, its safe to say that the most consistent streetwear theme of the year has been Barak. Barak shirts to streetwear is the "A Millie" beat to rappers lookin for a track to rap on. This one features another pic of Obama in HS, this time with some special guests (yeezy and jayz balled in hs?) lol.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Hollywood Moon Tour (Kid Cudi x Hollywood Holt)

Coming to a city near you. Buy tix by clicking on your city of choice on the flyer here

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Peoples Republic of Clothing x Obama

Another Obama shirt drops. Peoples Republic of Clothing, an up and coming brand from Seattle, puts their twist on the pro-bama shirt craze featuring a pic from his high school bball team.... cop now @ the PRC site. Props to Ldouble3 for the heads up.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Stussy x Commonweath - WOW

I don't want to get to deep in to it, but wow, this shirt is AMAZING. Commemorating the 68 Olympics and Tommie Smith/John Carlos political display. I just finished Tommie Smith's memoir/autobiography (not sure the difference), so look out for the Silks Book Club on it soon.

Oh, and random fact, Tommie Smith used to watch/babysit me while my mom had track practice (Tommie Smith coached track at Santa Monica city college in the early 80's, suckas).
Get it in VA or online on Monday. Via Commonwealth...

New 10 Deep

My fav shirt from thier collect, "Big Boy Toys". Murko x Bobs Big Boy? You know it... Cop at DG

Thursday, September 18, 2008

We Run the Net

This shirt is TOO tight. Hilarious, but tight. Karmaloop friends and family exclusive. LoL.

Jordan - Blase

Wow. A Jordan I can rock to work? As High Snobiety points out, the shoe does slightly resemble Prada's "American Cup" shoe (besides, the slacks will cover the strap, lets be honest).

Monday, September 15, 2008

Royce 5'9 - Bary Exam 2

Do yourself a favor and download the new Royce 5'9 mixtape, The Bar Exam 2, over at HipHopDX ! Royce dropped one of my favorite cd's of all time (Death is Certain), and the first installment of the Bar Exam was right along that track, so I'm sure part 2 will not disapoint.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Fruition - FF Shirts

New Fruition shirts, appropriating the classic FILA logo. Check HS for more info.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Reebok Dual Pump Runner

Wow, new colorway. Via NiceKicks..

Friday, September 12, 2008

Nike - Air Dirt

Wow. These are by far the most comfortable hiking/trail shoe on the market. I just got back from a backpacking trip in Mammoth. I normally use my old running shoes, but copped these on sale, and couldn't have been happier with their performance. Light like a running shoe, grip like a climbing shoe, and sturdy like a boot. Wow. Get yourself a pair.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Gone Fishin'!

See ya next Friday!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Kid Robot x Obama

So Kid Robot has now tried their hand at an Obama shirt. Another dope look.
Just curious, is any streetwear brand (for ironie's sake at least) going to make a McCain shirt? I can see it now, John McCain as either Hulk Hogan or the Ultimate Warrior's get up, with McCAIN-IAC written below, lol. Yes, I avoided the obvious Palin shirt possibilities, haha.
Oh, and check NahRight for new Consequence.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Bling Bloa....

So per the good folks over at Complex, Phillips de Pury & Company in conjunction with Miss Info are putting together the first ever auction for some of hip hops most crowned pieces of jewelry, including pieces from Biggie (roley), Pharrell (pastel colored chain piece), Biz Markie ( headphone neckpiece), Pac (ring pictured above), and even LiL Jon (the crunk aint dead piece?!). Check Complex for more pics and suggested values.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

TH x Disney?!

So if you stumbled on Hypebeast earlier, you have seen this graphic with a short story on The Hundreds collabo with Disney, before it was quickly taken down (cat not ready to be let out the bag yet?) This graphic was being shown as part of a display during Magic, and if you remember, goes with the hints that were popping up on their blog a few weeks ago. All in all, should be the beginning of an interesting relationship!

Monday, September 01, 2008

The Know It All - One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World.

Wow, what a title, right? A co-worker put me up on this book a couple years, and it took me about 2 years to read it. Not because it was horrible read, but because it's the perfect book to leave around and pick up whenever. I cherished this book, never wanted it to end. Quick Synopisis, AJ wants to "one up" his dad and read the entire encyclopedia Brittanica, start to finish. Throughout his novel (broken out by letters a-z instead of chapter numbers) we simultaneously get updates on his life ( works as editor of Esquire magazine, is trying to get his wife pregnant, and is constantly embarking on interesting adventures, whether its trying out for 'Who Wants 2 Be a Millionaire' to interviewing Alex Trebec), all while throwing in random facts he learned from his readings in a somewhat organized manner. I highly reccomend this book, although his new one looks beyond corny.
I think Jon Stewart said it best: "The Know-It-All is a hilarious book and quite an impressive achievement. I've always said, why doesn't someone put out a less complete version of the encyclopedia? Well done, AJ"
Definitely a keeper, and a much better bathroom read than "Chicken Soup". How else would I have learned that the "French Horn" is from Germany, or that cold-blooded animals often have warmer blood than warm-blooded animals?