Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Rapper Fat Joe showcased a pair of Pierre Hardy Multi-Colored Mid-Top sneakers ($585) in his new video “If It Ain’t About Money” featuring Trey Songz, which is off of his soon to be released album titled “The Darkside”. This suede mid-top colorful sneaker features straps at the top, leather trim and patent leather piping all on a rubber sole.
Sperry showed their latest collaboration with Band of Outsiders at Bread & Butter Berlin. Familiar styles return in new colors and materials (check the cork above!) alongside laceless slip-on boat shoes in reptile prints and more. Look for these at Band of Outsiders retailers for Spring/Summer 2011.
Next up from the BBB show in Berlin is the upcoming collaboration of Super and WeSC. The two brands worked on a co-branded eyewear collection. The line consists of several different styles, each coming in a series of colorways. Look out for a release in the coming months.
Another of many Bread & Butter finds was a collaborative release from WeSC and UK-based photographer Fatsarazzi. The collection consists of a photo book, a headphone (that comes packaged with a disposable camera) and a jacket. Each piece follows a black and yellow color scheme with Fats imagery printed on the headphones and camera.Watch for a release come Spring 2011.
Asics set up a beautiful showroom on Torstrasse in Berlin for the week, where they are showcasing special product and collaborations. Here we take a look at their upcoming Gel Lyte 3 with Italian store SlamJam. The logo of the store is printed on the heel, while the upper features several premium materials and colors.
Power Laces inspired by 'Back to The Future II', this project by Blake Bevi, who hooked a micro-controller on to the back of a pair of sneakers.
"Operation is quite simple- step into the shoe and a force sensor reads the pressure of your foot and activates two servo motors, which apply tension to the laces, tightening the shoe. A touch switch reverses the servos.
this project is less 'Practical' than 'Proof of Concept', but hopefully it'll tide you over until Nike comes out with something more polished. " Bevin writes.
UNDRCRWN and Motiviation Boutique (MTVTN) in Ann Arbor present this new mixtape by renowned DJ’s Jazzy Jeff and Mick Boogie. Entitled “Summertime: The Mixtape” this 49-song mixtape contains some of the biggest Summer anthems ever released which have been mixed and edited by DJ Jazzy Jeff and Mick Boogie so that it plays continuously without interruption in your CD player or iPod. The mixtape is available for download as well as the track-listing now after the jump and should be downloaded before your next long car ride or BBQ!
1. Summertime Intro
2. Kool & The Gang: Summer Madness (Live Version)
3. Kool & The Gang: Summer Madness
4. Quincy Jones: Summer In The City
5. Ahmad: Back In The Day
6. Ice Cube: It Was A Good Day
7. Roy Ayers f/ Mary J Blige: Everybody Loves The Sunshine
8. Pharcyde: Passin’ Me By (Ffej Remix)
9. Jay-Z f/ Babyface: Sunshine
10. Ramsey Lewis: Sun Goddess
11. A Tribe Called Quest: Find A Way (Ffej String Edit)
12: Bush Babies f/ Mos Def: The Love Song
13. Jodeci: Get On Up
14. The Commodores: High On Sunshine
15. J Dilla f/ Dwele : Think Twice
16. Erick Sermon f/ Marvin Gaye: Music (Mick’s Marvapella Edit)
17. Bernard Wright: Who Do You Love
18. LL Cool J: Loungin’
19. A Tribe Called Quest: Hot Sex
20. Main Source: Live At The BBQ
21. Nuyorican Soul: Nautilus
22. Pharcyde & Sublime: Summertime
23. Fresh Prince and Jazzy Jeff: Summertime Remix
24. Michael Jackson: I Can’t Help It
25. De La Soul: Breakdawn
26. Musiq: Just Friends
27. Carl Thomas: Summer Rain
28. Faze-O: Riding High
29. Dionne Warwick: Walk On By
30. Skee-Lo: I Wish
31. Black Moon: Who Got The Props
32. Frankie Beverly and Maze: Before I Let Go
33. Nu Shooz: I Can’t Wait
34. Montell Jordan: This Is How We Do It
35: The Roots f/ George Benson: Breezin’
36: Fresh Prince and Jazzy Jeff: Time To Chill
37. Biggie: Can’t You See
38. James Brown: The Payback
39. En Vogue: My Lovin’
40. Bobby McFerrin: Sunshine Of My Life
41. Fifth Dimension: Let The Sun Shine In
42. Mos Def: Sunshine
43. Nine: Whatcha Want
44. Otis Redding: Sittin’ On The Dock
45. 2Pac: I Get Around (Mick’s String Edit)
46. Zapp: Computer Love (Terry’s Mirage On The Water Mix)
47. Seals And Croft: Summer Breeze
48. Jay-Z: Dear Summer
49. Weldon Irvine: Morning Sunrise
Rick Ross Ft. Drake & Chrisette Michele - Aston Martin Music | Aston Martin – V8 Vantage N420 Special Edition
UK supercar manufacturer Aston Martin have announced that they will start to take orders for a special version of the Vantage. The V8 Vantage N420 have gone under the knife figuratively speaking, shedding some weight. Carbon fiber parts contribute to the weight loss and they have successfully lost 27 kilograms compared to the standard V8 Vantage Coupe. It also sports custom body kits and 10 spoke black wheels in gloss finish. The vehicle produces 420 horsepowers (313 kW/426 PS), thus the name and it pushes out 470 Nm from the 4.7 liter power plant. No other details are released but the vehicles are scheduled to start delivery from August.
More underground flow for you. Medaphoar or MED, is another genius west coast MC from the Stones Throw family. Not much is known about who's tracklist this will pop up on, but enjoy it all the same.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Dame Dash’s DD172 has put together soundboard recordings from the BluRoc festival two weeks ago. Live music from Curren$y, Ski Beatz & The Sensei’s, Smoke DZA, Big K.R.I.T., Stalley & more.We provided a track for your listening in case you not sure on downloading. Download link after the jump!
London producer Paul White's limited edition triple LP release was today. According to his site, only the first 1,000 copies will have a bonus 12" that will include other instrumentals from White, along with the track above called "Ancient Treasure", which features Stones Throw artist Guilty Simpson. If ya'll feel the beat and still spin records, its not too late to pick this one up.
This Fall, Japanese lifestyle brand, A BATHING APE, has come together with American athletic apparel makers Champion. The two have teamed up to combine the timeless Champion pullover sweatshirt and hooded sweatshirt with the original A BATHING APE “College” print featuring the iconic “Ape Head” logo.
These authentic staples will be available in two colorways, navy and grey, and include original details like the embroidered Champion badge on the sleeve and the ever present “Ape Head” tab on the cuff. Available at BAPE STORE LONDON and eu.bape.com in November 2010.
Apple’s new iPhone 4 has surpassed the expectations of many, although its 5-megapixed camera is outdated compared to some of its competitors like HTC’s Evo 4G, which has an 8-megapixel camera. A recent prototype around the net shows how a distinct character created a special tripod to attach a DSLR lens to the iPhone 4. A creation like this can certainly help a traveling photographer who is not keen to carrying equipment around or interest one who wants to enter the world of photography.
Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek release a brand new music video for "Ballad of the Black Gold", and shine light to the oil crisis.
DMV's own Phil Adé has hooked up with DJBooth.net, Okayplayer, Sneaker Pimps, and Virginia streetwear company Cmonwealth to bring fans The Letterman, the highly-anticipated follow-up to his ‘09 mixtape debut, Starting on JV. Mixed by heavyweight DJ/radio personality Don Cannon, the project features 20 original tracks, including reader-acclaimed leaks “OMG,” “Out Your Clothes” and “My Story.” Joining Phil throughout Letterman are such heavyweight guests as Raekwon, Raheem Devaughn, Wale, Tabi Bonney, Skillz, KingPen Slim and Kyonte. Production comes courtesy of Mark Henry, Sunny Norway, Team Demo, AB the Pro, Judah, 1988, Dre King, Thelonious Dre and Sakwe.
Atlanta foursome Hollyweerd have joined forces with DJBooth.net to bring fans their long-awaited new mixtape, Edible Phat 2.0. Hosted by heavyweight mixtape DJ/radio personality Don Cannon, the street album features 18 brand new tracks from Dreamer, The Love Crusader, Tuki and Stago Lee, including reader-acclaimed leaks “Love Me” and “Supa Eazy.” Joining Hollyweerd throughout the project are such distinguished collaborators as Pill, Grip Plyaz, Aleon Craft and Little Brother alum Rapper Big Pooh. Handling production duties are SMKA, The Weathermen, Operatoin ADD Scoot Beatz and many more! Download the link after the jump.
Monday, July 5, 2010
At the beginning of the year, photos of this Air Jordan 13 “Cool Grey” Bin 23 sample surfaced on the web and positively surprised the sneaker community. This sneaker had many of you wishing it was the actual Bin 23 offering as opposed to the Air Jordan 13 Premio that will soon release.
Gentry Humphrey was spotted wearing this shoe at the Quai 54 Streetball Tournament in Paris last week. Cool Grey is used throughout the side panels and tongue, while the rest of the sneaker features minimal white and black hints. One of the more interesting features on this pair is the Bin 23 seal spotted on the tongue. Who else needs Jordan Brand to release these over the official pair coming soon?
Just found this new track from the very talented P.Y.T. Andra, off of her upcoming "Love Is 4 Suckaz/I'm A Sucka 4 Love" mixtape. For this one she recycled Lupe's verse from Eva's "Slow Down."
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
DJ Green Lantern added some tunechi and a Loso verse. If you don't like the original version then you may not like this. Download track after the jump!
Friday, July 2, 2010
Ice Cream ueveils the looks from the brand’s upcoming range for Fall/Winter 2010, yet again emphasizing a playful nature and colorful street style. Expect the normal dopage that we’d expect from Ice Cream, including classics such as graphic tees and crewnecks, along with chinos, denim, and footwear, all capped off with a matching batch of accessories. Look for these styles in the coming weeks through BBC/Ice Cream stores.
As we wait for Sir Lucious Left Foot: Son Of Chico Dusty which drops July 6th, Big Boi has been killing the internet with several projects to give you a taste of what you can expect from his new project. Last week we posted a very creative project he was featured on courtesy of Mick Boogie, where his songs were blended with Rick Ross and vice versa. Download and check out the track listing after the jump.
Nike continues paying homage to The Kid with this new rendition of the Air Griffey Max 1, the official kicks that started it all. The shoes will be featured in a platinum colorway. Nike will also be offering a matching t-shirt and cap to complete the set, which will see a release through quickstrike Nike accounts this 4th of July weekend.
The upcoming Nike SB Dunk Low Safari featured the print on the inner layer - toe box, center panel, ankle collar – with a varsity royal blue on top. It was only a matter of time that Safari print made its way to a Nike SB Dunk with perfection.