Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy NY's!!!



Props to DJ Earworm for the tight mix, and J AY TRAY for the heads up!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Twerk Team x Luda (How Low)

Sorry Gabe/March: IMO, Twerk Team > Wootie....

Official Twerk Team: How Low from DTP TV on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Terrace Martin: 808s and Sax Breaks


Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know, another music post... but this is hot, and could help some of you "I dress fresh so I don't need game" suckas out. In addition, Terrace his donating a portion of the proceeds to his alma-maters music program.
Via Dubcnn:"Despite producing numerous standout tracks for the likes of Snoop Dogg and Kurupt, Terrace Martin's first love remains the saxophone. It's fitting then, that his latest release is titled "808s & Sax Breaks". Inspired by Kanye West's acclaimed "808s & Heartbreaks", Terrace selected the original album's strongest tracks and reinterprets them as enchanting, sax-infused numbers. Adding a refreshing dimension to an already excellent body of work, "808s & Sax Breaks" allows Terrace to display his gifts as a jazz musician. His passion and soulfulness is clearly reflected on this exciting new release that should be embraced by Hip-Hop and jazz fans alike.

"808s & Sax Breaks" is now available on iTunes for only $2.99 and it will be available on Amazon shortly!"

Monday, December 28, 2009

Skillz - Wrap Up 2009



Skillz gets busy and drops his annual WRAP-UP. For now, it's a radio rip via Dopeboyz. I'm sure the CDQ will hit the net soon. UPDATE: CDQ has arrived.

"...enter a newcomer by the name of Drake/the industry gotta get it in gear, cuz its bad when a mixtape is really the album of the year"

"Bernie Madoff,he was playing for keeps/ Amber Rose became famous without having to speak/ Black Eyed Peas roll deep/ They blacked Perez Hilton's eyes and made him pee in the middle of the street/Chris Brown, that's my guy/but how he do an interview, and all you focus on is the bow-tie?"

Please note - Skillz gets busy on the mic, NOT just during these annual wrap-ups. Do yourself a favor and cop his Million Dollar Backpack LP when you get a chance.

Michael Jackson - This Is It (Music Video)

Michael Jackson - This Is It - Directed by Spike Lee from 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks on Vimeo.


Directed by Spike Lee.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Supreme x WTAPS collab


This Winter, Supreme and WTAPS have teamed up to produce a collection that includes a reversible melton wool/cotton varsity jacket in two colorways, three graphic T-shirts and a melton wool pillow in two colors.

Available in-store on December 29th. Available in Japan on January 2nd.

*Jacket and pillow available US in-store only
*T-shirts available in-store & web store


Check the full line-up here

Saturday, December 26, 2009

BBC/Ice Cream - Season 10


My favorite piece from the upcoming Season 10 drop from Skateboard P's jumpoff. Simple & Clean, something we don't always get from BBC/Ice Cream. Check Hypebeast for the full line-up of shirts, jackets, jeans, and kicks.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Award Tour - Snow Cap Beanies


One of my favorite up and coming brands, The Award Tour, is dropping their annual beanie on Xmas Night. This year, their initial drop consists of a snow cap beanie, ear-flap and all. Only 50 produced in each colorway (Maroon/White and Black/White), and these are SURE to sell-out quick. Cop at theAward Tour's corner store. Did I mention these were produced right here in the good ol' U.S of A? Note their "Winter" drop is coming soon, and will have some more knit goodies, so be on the lookout for that.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Chris Paul Interview



"One of the biggest changes is the Podulon technology in the shoe that has never been used before in a basketball-based shoe. I can actually feel it in the shoe while I’m playing. Over the course of a game with all the cutting, changing directions and stopping and the defense that I hope I’m playing, I wanted to make sure the shoe is durable. I wanted to make sure I had stability."

NiceKicks sat down with Chris Paul (aka the hands down best PG in the league) and chopped it up about his 3rd signature shoe with the Jordan Brand, the Jordan CP3.III. I'm still leaning towards the Kobe V for my next bball shoe, mainly because its lighter and lower, but this Podulon tech sounds interesting. Is it going to be the next thing (a la the Air Max 1 and the first viewable air units, or the Flywire Nike has been using the last couple years) or is it going be a flop, like the shox? Sorry Vince?

Monday, December 21, 2009

Undftd x Nike (Lebron/Kobe Puppets)



This shirt is CLEAN. I know you guys are loving the return of the puppet commercials just as much as me, and this collab between UNDFTD and Nike adds more fuel to the fire. Check DimeMag for the other collab shirt, as well as info on the LA Puppet Hand shirt/foam hand give-away.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Kurupt featuring Problem - I'm Burnt


It's been a long time since I saw Problem and his Deranged Ent. folks hustling outside of Best Buy in Hawthorne. His grind has been payin off of late due to his heavy work with Snoop, Quik, Kurupt, and Terrace Martin. Keep on the lookout for young Compton P....

Friday, December 18, 2009

Tapestry Sneaker Designs - Emma Sulzer


Check out NiceKicks for more pics and info. This is talent right here, I'm going to have to put my Grandma to work!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Eminem - Best Guest Verse


Once again, Complex brings together a quality compilation, this time consisting of their votes for Eminem's best guest verse ever. Em' has been coming strong (pause)lately, but I still think his verse on Dead Wrong takes the cake. Check out the page here, listen to the clips, and pick your favorite.

Monday, December 14, 2009

2 Videos from Future Stars (Mike Posner, Big Sean)

See above for some new videos that dropped for Mike Posner's hit, Drug Dealer Girl (vid features Rosa Acosta, who recently did a photo shoot with Terry Richardson for Supreme, as well as Big Sean's Rollin and Say They Will track (the later having a great verse about his current struggle to get it poppin in the industry).



**Update** So Big Sean is not supporting that video, so out of respect for the artist, who said via statement he did not approve the video and didn't give clearance for release, we removed it from the site.

Speaking of Big Sean and Mike Posner, I had a chance to catch up with both of them at the Roxy in LA for a quick interview. Be on the lookout for that, and a couple other big interviews set to drop shortly!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Nike - Kobe Zoom V (available on ID)



The big dogs over at Complex give us a great behind-the-scene interview with Kobe Bryant and head designer Eric Avar. These things weigh in at only 10.6 ounces! What?! My Kobe IV's are still in prime condition from last year....but if MJ could ball in a fresh pair of shoes every game, I can at least ball in a fresh pair every season, right? Check it out and design your pair on Nike ID now.

Reason - Fall/Winter 2009


Available now. Check out their site for the full line-up. There are a lot of quality pieces, and I think this is one of the strongest Fall/Winter lines I've seen.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Crooks x UsVersusThem

Us Versus Them X Crooks & Castles ~ Rise Up from DIGITAL X on Vimeo.



I've always respected Us Versus Them's free-hand game, and it looks like this collab with Crooks & Castles is no different. Out today. Props to Woodard.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Stussy - Dina



Wait, is Stussy going to win the Official "Oh Snaps Holiday Shirt of the Year" Award two years in a row? It's lookin' good.

Text reads: "...Yo, have a positive world wide holiday vibe... and a happy Stu Year!!!" Cop the guys/girls version @ Stussy's site now.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

DJ AM x NIKE


Before I ever knew DJ AM for sick blends and holding down the club scene on both both a mainstream (LAX) and underground (Dim Mak) scenes, I knew him for holding it down with one of the most amazing collections of Nike's ever. After auctioning all of his kicks off to charity with his recent passing, Nike steps up and shows love with providing AM his own custom Dunk High (premium). More info on the shoe itself at the 'beast.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Kid Cudi - Pursuit of Happiness



My favorite track off that Man on the Moon, End of Days gets the video treatment. Featuring cameos from Consequence and Drake, produced by Josh Hartnett. Good look.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Supreme Team - Nive Shorts Vol 5

Nice Shorts Vol. 5 "Supreme Team" from Evesborough Films on Vimeo.



I love Supreme just as much as the next man (ok, probably more), but I don't let that translate over to my gas purchases.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Micheal Jordan arrested?!


According to my source (Dustin Canalin), MJ was arrested by the fashion police over the weekend for once again wearing Mom Jeans (and ripped ones at that?). This is the 2nd recent arrest for Mr. Jordan. More details to ensue.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Warriors of Radness x Gourmet


Warriors of Radness and Gourmet collab on a Tre model, set to drop soon (don't ask the WOR employees though, they aren't hip to it yet, haha). More info at Bad Tofu

Friday, December 04, 2009

BAPE x Tempur Seat Cusion


BAPE comes out of deeeeeep left field with this collaborative effort with Tempur. Baby Milo tempurpedic seat cushion? Yes please.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

IM KING - Holiday 2009



For their Holiday 2009 outing, IM KING went with a darker look than we are used to, straying away from some of the brighter, multi-colored tee's they've given us in previous outings. Looks like another strong line-up from the Cali brand. Check out the full lookbook here. Oh, and don't sleep on their Thriller jacket, those things always go fast!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

(NIKE) Lace Up Save Lives!


The partnership invites people everywhere to “Lace Up. Save Lives” by purchasing a pair of NIKE (RED) laces at Niketown and online at Nike Store starting today. For each pair of $4 laces sold, Nike will contribute 100% of its profits to the Global Fund and to Nike’s youth-oriented football-based AIDS education programs in Africa.

More info via NiceKicks and Nike.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Vans x In4mation (Chukka Low)



I'm normally not a fan of the gum midsole, but whether its the blue/red colorway or the fabrics used in the Vans x In4mation Chukka Low collob, it works here. Coming soon.

The Hundreds x Delorean Motor Company


After months of hints, previews, and features from the Hundreds via their Magazine, Blog, and Twitter Page, we finally get a preview of the collaborative effort between The Hundreds and the DeLorean Motor Company. For a line up of shirts, I think they did them justice, paying homage to the Back II the Future logo, Old "Rollin' Hard" type shirts, and even a 'hundredsized' Rat Fink look for the old heads. Check hereFOR THE WHOLE LINE UP OF SHIRTS, and don't forget to read up on the features they did at the plant!

Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V
Part VI

All shirts drop Thursday, December 3rd.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

OriginalFake - Christmas Pack (2009)



KAWS' jumpoff comes through with another clean offering. Vneck Sweater with matching two-tone beanie/sock combo, along with what looks to be a solid red quilted/breaker type jacket.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

10 Deep - Holiday 2009: Hunt or Be Hunted

10.Deep Winter 2009/2010 Photoshoot Preview from 10 Deep on Vimeo.



Is it just me, or from a design perspective, have a lot of streetwear companies been stepping up their game lately? Purchase at the 10 Spot now.

Friday, November 27, 2009

BLACK FRIDAY - Krudmart.com 4 day SALE



They keep comin'...

BLACK FRIDAY: The Hundreds 24 hr Sale


24 hours only...

BLACK FRIDAY : Stussy Sale


25% off everything on their website now through Sunday.

Black Friday: VANS 2009



Free Shipping + $10egiftcard with $50 purchase Now through the 29th. @ VANS.com!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Freshjive - Hope is Fading Fast


Never one to shy away from a battle/back down from their beliefs, Freshjive is apparently keeping with this direction under their new 'label free' approach. Not going to front, I wouldn't rock the shirt, although I do understand the message they are trying to convey (peep their explanation here), and respect the means for which they are trying to display their belief, I am just not a fan of demeaning our President (regardless of party affiliations) in any way. That being said, I am 100% against censorship, so if you are interested in the shirt, pre-order here.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Kobe does...


what Kobe does...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Slaughterhouse - Microphone Video



Video directed by John Colombo.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Hundreds - Winter 2009 Available now


My favorite shirt from the current line up, which is available now. Info:

In case you didn’t notice, The Hundreds are from California, and proud of it. And who reps Cali harder than these famous claymation raisins? Nobody, that’s who! So we took one of the most well known dried fruit advertising campaigns of all time for inspiration, and updated the fun little guys for the times – lacing them with accessories like a boombox, nice kicks, hats, skateboards, markers, and other fun stuff. Bomb logo print at the top back.

Available in royal blue, black, and yellow.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Paul Smith - Red Ear Spring 2010



Late 80's, Early 90's couture type stuff. Check the full line up here.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Supreme x Damien Hurst



British artist Damien Hirst was born in 1965 in Bristol, England.

During the 1990s Hirst was known as a wild child in the art world and his work embodied both everyday realism and provocative sensationalism. Known for his ironic wit and cultural commentary, Hirst often explores the theme of mortality through a variety of mediums and techniques from installation work, to painting and sculpture.

A series utilizing preserved dead animals suspended in formaldehyde (including a shark, a sheep and a cow) catapulted Hirst to fame amidst controversy. The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, a 14-foot tiger shark immersed in a glassed display case of formaldehyde became the iconic work of British art in the 1990s. Its sale in 2004 made Hirst the world's second most expensive living artist after Jasper Johns.

Hirst is known for his iconic graphic Spot paintings that depict rows of randomly-colored circles. Supreme will release a series of five individually designed decks and a Box Logo tee designed by Damien Hirst featuring his Spot paintings.

Available in-store November 19th and online November 23rd. Available in Japan on November 21st.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Grotesk x Upper Playground


Wow. The Slick Rick and JMJ jumpoffs are niiiiiiiiiiiiiice! Spotted at The Feed.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Stussy x BASIL WOLVERTON



The Stussy x Basil Wolverton feature is now live on STUSSY.com. Basil Wolverton is one of the most well respected cartoonsists and illustrators from the golden age of comic books. He was best known for his grotesque caricatures and work with Mad Magazine. Last summer, The Gladstone Gallery in New York City exhibited a retrospective of his work, showcasing it for the first time in a gallery setting. For [Stussy's] Holiday2009 collection, [Stussy] licensed some of Basil's famous portraits for a series of tee shirts, available now.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Black Keys feat Mos Def and Jim Jones

Blakroc: Ain't Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo) Ft. Mos Def and Jim Jones from Jonah Schwartz on Vimeo.



"As for blakroc, its pretty legit. I'm not sure if you know the black keys, but you're a fixie away from being a full blown hipster so you probably have" - Aaron

Meant to post this clip a couple weeks ago, but at the time I was hittin you guys with too music. Anyway, peep. The Black Keys + Dame Dash assisted features = BlackRoc. This is lookin' to be a niiiiiiice project.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Manny Pacquiao X IM KING "Pound4Pound" Charity T-shirt


"This genuiune partnership not only commemorates Pacquiao's fight against Miguel Cotto on November 14, 2009 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, but also mark's valiant efforts to raise proceeds to help Typhoon Victims in Pacquiao's homecountry of the Philippines. Major devastation and tragedy struck on September 26th, 2009 to Metro Manila and it's surrounding areas. Part of the T-Shirt sales proceeds will be donated to the needy victims on behalf of the Manny Pacquiao Foundation and IMKing. The IM king “Pound4Pound” design is an inspiration based off Chief Datu Lapu-Lapu, who back in the 16th Century fought back against Spanish Conquistador, Ferdinand Magellan, and successfully defended his village and fellow Filipinos. Pacquiao actually portrayed the legendary country hero in an annual re-enactment held in Cebu City, Philippines, as he is the perfect modern day example of Lapu-Lapu as a national hero. It is Pacquiao's Filipino Fighting spirit and an inspiration to the people to make it out of adversity and never let anything stop your dreams." Available at IM KING's homepage.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Hand Skills are Ill (UndrCrwn x Manny Pacman)


Nice! Good work on the post as well, Dustin. Pacman vs Gotti tomorrow...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Air Jordan 2010


Wow. Gotta be honest, not a huge fan of these. I like the siloutte a lot, feeling the red midsole, tuxedo toe-box is straight, but what's up with that disk?! I'm not even sure what the streets, excuse me, blogs, are saying about this one, and I don't really care. Anyway, this is the first Signature Air Jordan shoe endorsed by anyone but the logo himself, so that's cool (good look for D-Wade). Nice write up on the unvieling via Dimemage. Detailed pics here, and a nice 'What if' situation here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Freshjive - Burritto Supreme


So when I first saw this shirt as part of the Freshjive season preview, I was dumbfounded. Was this a shot at Supreme, its Fairfax neighbor across the street, or The Hundreds, its nightbor up the block on the corner of Rosewood and Fairfax? Well, Bobby Hundreds seemed to think the same, posting on his blog today the following: "…and Freshjive? What’s up with that?? Hmm…"

I'd like to think that its just a Freshjive commentary on the current Streetwear consumer, quick to pick up anything with their favorite Brand Name (Supreme) or Emblem (Adam Bomb) on it, but who knows.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Stussy - Box Hoodie



I like this, the hood keeps hood, while the button's give it the cardigan/collegiate feel. More info at the source.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Play Cloths - Holiday Drop part I


Once again, the Clipse bring another quality seasons worth of gear. This is not your ordinary "rapper's clothing line". From the materials, to the designs, to the themed drops, the Play Cloths does it right once again.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Nike Challenger


Nike Sportswear Challenger - Vivid Pink/Black-Swan. Spring 2010.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Freshjive - LA Downtown Article


Excellent piece on Freshjive, one of the few originators (and innovators!) left in the game. Read up on thier history, and the interesting direction Rick Klotz is taking his marquee brand (by essentially removing branding altogether). Full article here.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Throwback Tuesday

Going back, way back. It's a shame artists like Otis Redding didn't get a chance to share the visuals for their musical masterpieces via music vidoes. Anyway, I got caught listening to this song while stuck in traffic driving home from work, and the imagery Otis paints is stronger than any video could portray anyway. Big ups to Otis Redding.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Nike SB Stefan Janoski (Blue Model)


I like this colorway, livens it up a bit!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Best Glow in the Dark Sneakers


Presented by NiceKicks. Check it out!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Dim Mak 2010 Spring Summer


Spring/Summer lines already? Oh man. I guess Mr. Aoki has always been known to do his own thing.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Stussy x Clae (Kennedy Model)



These look good. They seem to have a "bowling shoe" feel to me (perhaps its the colorway?), but it works. More info.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Nike Air Structure Triax '91


Another woman's only release from Nike on the Air Structure Triax '91. What's up Blue Ribbon? Can the Fella's get a look on some nice colorways too?

Monday, October 26, 2009

UndrCrwn x DJ Jazzy Jeff x MJ - He's the King, I'm the DJ


Shirt and Mixtape combo. When I first saw the teasers over at Dustin's spot, I thought it was going to be a collab featuring the other King, but lo and behold, its an exclusive mixtape from legendary DJ JAZZY JEFF featuring some of MJ's most known and underrated songs. If the 48 track mixtape isn't enough for you to show your support, feel free to cop the shirt as well. Oh, and I'd act fast on the mixtape, you know how quick those Cease & Desist orders come.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Nike Air Bakin' - Retro!!!


I remember it like it was yesterday - 1997, Summer League basketball. I convinced my mom to let me come up on these beautiful Air Bacon's. I don't know what drew me to them, but once I saw them on Tim Hardaway (Watch THIS for a refresher), I had to have them. Considering our high school team uniforms were royal blue and gold, I guess this marked my early ascension to sneaker head royalty. More here.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Stussy x Hello Kitty



Chalk one up in the "unexpected collab column" for Stussy and Hello Kitty. Nov 7th release, Japan only (*sigh*).

Friday, October 23, 2009

Dope Couture - ThYves Mascot $hit


Dilemma Dilemma. So I'm trying to cut down on the number of shirts in my closet that feature prominant cartoon graphics, but then I come across this Dope Couture x Dopey (7 Dwarfs) shirt...and dammit, the black colorway is Dope! (Sorry, couldn't refrain). Only 75 made in each colorway. Cop!