Saturday, August 7, 2010
#ShoutOut to my home #Dallas TX
Friday, August 6, 2010
The Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream are back this August with a fresh batch of releases for this weekend. For Ice Cream, a series of frozen sweet treats have been reworked in fresh graphics for t-shirts and a New Era fitted cap. Billionaire Boys are always ready to join the man on the moon vicariously on a polo shirt. The collection will be dropping in The Ice Cream Store this weekend!
The Clipse’s Play Cloths has just dropped the second delivery for its Fall 2010 Collection. Expect the iconic logo graphic t-shirts fans love so well from the label, and also look out for an interesting “Play” logo piece which seems like it could have been a part of the Comme des Garcons “Play” family (is it intentional?). If you are looking for something slightly more formal than t-shirts, check out the striped polo shirt in lavender and grey which will be perfect to visually cool off for the last bits of summer.
This title is so fitting at this very moment (with it being #TrillWeek), I’m quite certain this is some unreleased from the Jermaine Cole archives. J.Cole produced the track. I posted this pic cause I find my self in front of cameras and don't know what to do with my hands. Peep the Olympic VII's J.Cole is rocking, not sure if the are the "For the Love of The Game" joints but a classic either way.
DOWNLOAD: J. Cole – Bun B For President
The Appeal drops September 28th. BURR!!!
DOWNLOAD: Gucci Mane – Don’t Believe That (Produced by Drumma Boy)
Some unreleased joints from Slim Thugga.
LA based footwear brand Stampd’ presents their new collection. Stampd’ pays attention to detail through fabrics and new silhouette options for their Fall/Winter 2010 Collection. A mixture of ballistic nylons, and leathers were used along-side an integration of hardware and classic pattern options. Prints, gold and silver studs and more decorate their footwear in the coming season. Also the much anticipated TISA collaboration with Taz Arnold is coming as part of this new collection.
Maybe this is a sneak peek of what you’ll hear from Drake’s upcoming R&B mixtape he told MTV would be coming “very soon” during his homecoming show in Toronto for the first annual OVO Fest.DOWNLOAD: Drake – Messages From You [Untagged]
Maestro reevaluates the meaning of life in this short film “All done for the LOVE”.Along with Nike’s inaugural World Basketball Festival and shot in 7 hours across the Boroughs of Harlem, Brooklyn & Manhattan in New York, the clip features a special guest appearance by Nigel Sylvester.
Ye’s Portrait of Power, directed by Marco Brambilla. Many of you would say this isn't a music video and that would a true statement. What you may not know is that is exactly what Kanye wanted when he presented the idea to Marco. Marco says: "He wanted a video work that would accompany the music."
Some visuals from Em’s seventh studio album, Recovery. With a little help from the always eye pleasing Rihanna providing some soft sounds on the hook of the hit single Love The Way You Lie. Let me not forget to mention an addition to eye candy to compliment the track by Rihanna, Megan Fox is also in the video.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Perhaps you may not be up on game about who this is. Ibn Jasper is one of those unique individuals that manages to always stay on top of things at his own pace. Most known for his relationship with Kanye West, many people credit Ibn as one of the most talented barbers in the game. More than that however, Ibn definitely has his own approach and outlook on the day to day, and you’ll probably catch him riding through the city on his skateboard or bike. IllRoots caught up with Ibn in Los Angeles as he took them down Fairfax to some of the most well known street wear shops in the country, including Diamond Supply Co. with Nick Diamonds. Learn more about Mr. Jasper and what makes him tick.
Yosion has introduced a device called the Apple Peel 520. You just slide your iPod Touch into the new Apple Peel adapter, your iPod Touch will turn into a working cellphone. This adapter looks like a iPod touch case, which has a SIM card slot and a dock connector is found on the bottom, powered by an Infineon baseband chip, it not only offers voice calling and text messaging, and also doubles up as an 800mAh battery and provides 4.5 hours of call time or 120 hours of standby juice. Available in here(Chinese) for ¥500 ($74). Watch its working video after more.
Jordan Brand announced today some more colorful entries to come on its line-up, the deliciously colored Air Jordan II (2) Candy Pack. In Skittle-esque colorways of solid green, yellow, and red, each with contrast black accents and lacing for good measure, the Candy Pack is sure to cause some disturbances on the playground. Set to release a day before Halloween, on October 30th of this year.
Two new high top sneakers have released from the Christian Louboutin Fall/Winter 2010 Men’s Footwear Collection. The Rantus Orlato comes with a pony hair upper, featuring different patterns spread across its panels. It also comes in a disco ball look, featuring different metallic colorways on the upper.
Well known for his role as a music star, Lupe Fiasco has set his eyes on a different creative side with this video unveiling his fashion brand, Trilly & Truly. Fiasco personally speaks about what this collection dubbed “Basic Info” entails and the overall representation of his brand Trilly & Truly. Look for the collection to hit select retailers including Chicago’s RSVP Gallery.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Some would say this is some illuminate shit, but i dont know if i buy into all that. Controversy is good sometimes, it gives people something to talk about. Well peep the visual and let us know what you think.
Some visuals from Stones Throw emcee MED. Said for this to possibly be on his upcoming album Bang Ya Head 3, but its not for sure. Produced by the homie Madlib, you know you're in for the freshest sample cuts and heavy beats. Enjoy.
The official music video for Chris & Neef "I'm ILL" off their new mixtape, Back To Business available now on puttingpeopleongame.com
Harlem buzzmaker Smoke DZA has hooked up with Cinematic Music Group, GFCNewYork and DJBooth.net to present his latest mixtape, George Kush Da Button. The highly-anticipated street album features 13 brand new cuts from the longtime Booth fave (and exclusive freestyle series contributor), including reader-approved leaks “Continental Kush Breakfast” and “The Secret.” Big K.R.I.T., Dom Kennedy, Curren$y, Mickey Factz, Den10, Terri Walker, Kent M$ney and Skotch Davis make guest appearances throughout the project, which comes backed by the boardwork of K.R.I.T, Ski Beatz and more. Fans can look forward to catching DZA, Spitta and K.R.I.T. on “The Smokers’ Club” tour this fall; keep it locked for further details! Download link and Track list after the jump.
Ghana-born, ATL-based duo (and exclusive freestyle series contributors) The Canz have hooked up with Mick Boogie, Terry Urban and DJBooth.net to bring fans Life After Graduation, a concept mixtape on which brothers Prominent and Foster pay tribute to two of their musical idols. Inspired by Biggie and Kanye West‘s classic full-lengths, Life After Death and Graduation, the project features 10 brand new freestyles over classic beats from cuts by the aforementioned artists. Included is Booth-premiered leak “World Famous.” a revamp of 808s and Heartbreak track “Amazin’.” Joining The Canz on Life After Graduation are Booth-approved guest emcees Jarren Benton, JD Era and Aleon Craft, along with up-and-coming singer Danay Mariney.Download link after the jump!
Stuart Hughes grasps the impact of precious metals and has upgraded the modest MacBook Air into a highly glossed 24kt golden artifact. Presenting the MacBook Air Supreme Fire Edition—stamped with the infamous Macintosh logo, 53 glistening diamonds adorn the golden apple.Taking three months to construct this design comes at a small price of £219,995.00
The EyeWriter is currently a contender on the Pepsi Refresh Project, where votes can be cast by the public to fund good ideas that will change the world. For The EyeWriter, the project is seeking for funds to empower 1,000 paralyzed and sustaining related costs. Please check out the inspiration video of Tempt One using the first prototype of The EyeWriter, and vote to celebrate the tenacity of the creative mind in face of adversity online at Pepsi Refresh.
The first product from the Play Cloths Fall 2010 Collection has been released. We take a closer look at their line-up of New Era fitted caps. They present 3 styles, each coming with a front emboidery and small logo hit on the back.
MINDstyle has gotten together with Korean toy designer CoolRain on the NBA mini figure series. The NBA series 1 players included Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Garnett, Derrick Rose, Dirk Nowitzki, Brandon Roy, Steve Nash, Manu Ginobili, Amar’e Stoudemire and Dwayne Wade. Look out for the mini figures to release in a limited edition for Fall 2010.
We finally give you some visuals from Ab-Soul's latest mixtape Longterm 2: Lifestyles of The Broke & Almost Famous. On this track he haas a little help from Kendrick Lamar.
Official music video off Bun’s Trill O.G. which is in stores now!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Travelling in Africa with his grandfather, L.G.R founder Luca Gnecchi Ruscone discovered a box of sunglasses dating back to the colonial period in an old family-owned warehouse. Fascinated by the history and design of these frames, Luca took a handful back to Italy and as word of mouth quickly spread he was overwhelmed by demand for the glasses. He decided to track down the original Artisanal factory that had produced the frames and re-opened it, manufacturing small quantities of authentic, handmade sunglasses of premium quality and style – and so L.G.R was born. Featured here are several new styles from the eyewear brand, offered in various color choices and available now through oki-ni. More looks after the jump.
MJ’s infamous ‘love of the game clause’ has now transformed in sneaker form, bringing the ‘Olympic’ Air Jordan VII back as part of the For Love of the Game Collection.
These aren’t the exact same Olympic Sevens Chuck Inglish matched with his Expos Starter coat, but the only substantive change is the addition of the FTLOTG heart-sketball insignia embroidered on the lateral heel area. These are set to hit stateside retailers on August 13th with the inaugural Nike World Basketball Festival right around the corner, and they’re already available from Japanese retailer. If I were you I would already find out where I'm getting my kicks now. This will be very limited.
Here are two iTunes bonus tracks from Bun B’s new album, Trill OG in stores and online now! Make sure you cop this album and support Texas music,it’s definitely a good piece of work that Bun has worked hard on and it shows. More bonus tracks will be coming as well.
DOWNLOAD: Bun B – The Best Is BackDOWNLOAD: Bun B – Untitled Flow (58 Bars)
Wale continues his Seinfeld inspired mixtape series with his latest addition More About Nothing. It features 21 new tracks, guest appearances from Wiz Khalifa, Roscoe Dash, Avery Storm, Dre from Cool & Dre and a whole lot more, with production from Drumma Boy, DJ Omega, Bassheads as well as a few others. Tracklist and download link after the jump.
Nickelus F and DJ Delz team up to release Commercials mixtape before the August 24th re-release of his Season Premiere street album. They give you 15 tracks of new, unreleased, and rare material from the Richmond, Virginia native. Track listing and download link after the jump.
This track is said to be a leftover that didn’t make it onto Pilot Talk. Ski Beatz now confirms that the track is to be on his highly-anticipated 24 Hour Karate School, due September 7th.
DOWNLOAD: Shawn Chrystopher – Lost In Translation
Making another comeback for 2010, Nike’s re-issues its Air Diamond Turf, a classic 90s design endorsed by former NFL star Deion Sanders. The 2010 retro changes remain, like the new tongue label, graphic on the tab, and an emerald-colored Nike Air branding on the hell (the OG was gold), but these should still come off shelves. Your local spot may have released these but these just popped up at Nikestore but are currently out of stock, but hopefully more should pop up soon.
As part of the lead up to the World Basketball Festival, Nike Sportswear is connecting the Five Boroughs of New York City in a celebration of hoops, culture, and its iconic Air Force 1 sneaker. Nike Sportswear has chosen five ambassadors from each of the five boroughs to participate in 1LOVE, a program that includes a online documentary series, a basketball tournament, and a Manhattan block party takeover.
Brooklyn-raised rapper, songwriter and producer Theophilus London kicks it off, as the focus of the first 1LOVE episode, in which he gives a tour of the Brooklyn neighborhood he grew up in and uncovers what makes his borough unique.
The BlackBerry Torch is the first BlackBerry smartphone to launch with BlackBerry 6, a new operating system that retains the familiar and trusted features that distinguish the BlackBerry brand while delivering a fresh, approachable and engaging experience that’s powerful and easy to use. BlackBerry 6 features a redesigned interface that seamlessly works with the touch screen and trackpad, includes expanded messaging capabilities with intuitive features to simplify the management of social networking and RSS feeds (Social Feeds), and provides integrated access to the BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM™), Facebook®, Twitter™, MySpace™ and various instant messaging applications available on the BlackBerry Torch smartphone. Its enhanced multimedia experience rivals the best in the industry and includes a dedicated YouTube app and Podcasts app.
BlackBerry 6 also integrates a new and rich WebKit-based browser on BlackBerry Torch that renders HTML web pages (as well as HTML email) quickly and beautifully for a great browsing experience. It features tabs for accessing multiple sites simultaneously, double-tap to zoom that can intelligently wrap text in a column while maintaining the placement of a page’s key elements, and pinch to zoom. The BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone will be available only for AT&T customers on August 12 in AT&T company owned retail stores and online at www.att.com/blackberrytorch.
New Balance links up with Spanish boutique 24 Kilates on a pack of the classic 577 silhouette. Two different colorways are offered in the set, both playing off a black/grey theme with red and blue highlights respectively. Premium materials make up the uppers with construction from the famous Flimby Factory in England. Look for the pack to release on August 28th through HANON.
Mikey Rocks – Bat Phone (Prod. by The Produktionix & Tall Black Guy)
Mikey Rocks – The Deal Went Sour (Prod. by Tall Black Guy & Tye Hill)
Game has hooked up with DJ Skee to give you an appetizer before The R.E.D. Album. With guest stars such as Snoop Dogg, Nas, T.I., Akon, Rick Ross, Waka Flocka Flame, Busta Rhymes, Robin Thicke and Shawty Lo, among others. DJ Toomp, JR Rotem and Rich Skillz all handled the production duties. We are sure this tape will gold you as Game finishes up the highly anticipated album.
Trigga hits many of you on a personal level with this latest track. He breaks down how a relationship can ruin a friendship and the struggle to move backwards and start over. Trey’s Passion, Pain & Pleasure album is due out September 14th.
DOWNLOAD: Trey Songz – Can’t Be Friends
French accessories label, Vanities, has produced a bow-tie and pin for Beauty & Youth’s 2010 Fall/Winter Collection. Each feature Vanities’ signature skull embellishments, beautifully displayed against classic menswear staples. Both are now available for purchase through finer retail boutiques, including United Arrows’ Beauty & Youth shops.
Designed by Kingyo, a UI designer from ChengDu, China, the “Mercator” is a life support equipment that makes use of holographic imaging and nano-technology to help people manage their day-to-day needs with minimum fuss. You can use the hi-tech device to manage your regular tasks, like health checkups, appointments, shopping, maps, navigation and more. Combining the nano-materials with the new AMD processor chip, the device comes in the form of a bracelet, made of nickel-metal hydride, and integrates rechargeable batteries. The Mercator not only changes color, but also presents a curvy design for the ease of use, while enhancing the personality of the user.
Michael "5000" Watts & Big K.R.I.T. hooked up to do the Chopped & Screwed version of "K.RI.T. Wuz Here" which will drop next monday Aug 9th. They have also started working on an untitled EP together that will drop in October. It will be produced entirely by K.R.I.T. & have a bunch of guest features Watts will be showcasing over K.R.I.T. production. Props to GFCNY.
K.R.I.T. Wuz Here (Masterd) On Itunes Link: http://bit.ly/a1Qzax
As a token of true appreciation, Stones Throw has released a free download version of Donut Shop. A six track project that features three previously unreleased Dilla instrumentals (Safety Dance x Sycamore x Bars & Twists) and three unreleased instrumental versions of Dilla’s production for Mos Def, Q-Tip & Busta Rhymes. All remastered by Elysian Masters. Tracklist and download link after the jump!
Rapper Cam’ron rocked Dsquared2 from head to toe in Vado’s new video for “Speakin’ in Tungs”. In the video Cam’ron sports two different colorways of the Dsquared2 Corps tee (white & blue), which was paired with the matching canvas high top multicolored patch sneaker ($229) in white. Vado can be seen in the video wearing a Ralph Lauren Rugby cardigan and black varsity jacket along with Carrera ($120) and Gucci sunglasses($220).
This is another track from the project where The Watcherz sample Owl City’s “Fireflies”, K.I.D.S due out August 13th.
Download: Mac Miller – Don’t Mind If I Do (Produced by The Watcherz)
Atlantic Records newly signed artist Wiz Khalifa “Fly Solo” track finally sees the light of day after being played in one of his DayToday webisodes. A newer mix of this song will appear on Wiz Khalifa’s upcoming album due out later this year.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Here are the newest visuals of Chip for his Whoa record off The Cleveland Show directed by Mike Carson of illroots. In case you were not on game, Chip will be here in Dallas August 8th @ the Curtain Club. Get your tickets here!
CurT@!n$ teams up with Black Scale Clothing for the 1st installment of The Dissertation series “The Wu-Thesis”. The album is simply CurT@!n$ going in over his personal favorite Wu-Tang catalog beats. Also in the collection is a collaborative hoody and t-shirt between Black Scale and CurT@!n$’ fashion label Free World. Album, T-shirt and Hoody that is avaliable now. CurT@!n$ was at the Black Scale flagship store in San Francisco all day Saturday for the release. Hit the jump to see more photos of the release and download the mixtape!
Bun links up with Yo Gotti and Gucci Mane for the official video of "Counting Money. Directed by Mr. Boomtown. Expect this on the upcoming Trill OG album from Bun which hits stores this Tuesday.Thought I would start out with some H town love after a hot Sneaker Summit yesterday. Stay tuned for the ppog recap of the 2010 Houston Sneaker Summit.