Tuesday, December 7, 2010
ON & BEYOND recently launched this clip detailing Paul Labonte’s latest book, “Photographs inspired by the rap music that once inspired me”. Asked to shoot the music that inspired him, Labonte chose rap music as the subject for his fourth publication. More accurately, the photos were taken from an exhibition that the artist showcased in 2008. In this video interview, Labonte explains the choice to shoot scenes which faithfully portray those elements found in raps which he was most inspired by. The book is now available at Sometimes/Desfois.
Introducing AG’s Holiday 2010 Collection, a range of products that will have “you covered head to toe”, quite literally. First, Angry ‘Lo make his return this season along with fun loving cousin, Party Bear, in series of headwear. If anthropomorphism bears are not PC enough for your workplace etiquette. AG also offers tamer variant of their hats and caps. On to the apparel side, where a range of 420-gram cross grain fleece hoodie will keep you toasty. Finally, the collaborations, from the old fashion work boots with Mark McNairy to the matching t-shirt set by New Amsterdam, AG will equip you top to bottom. The Acapulco Gold Holiday 2010 Collection is now available at AG’s online store.
LeBron James went through a milestone of sort last Thursday. For the first time since “The Decision”, the most hated man in basketball played against his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. Adding insult to injury, Miami Heat won against the Cavaliers 118 to 90. (LeBron scored a total of 38 points) Simply put, LeBron James is Public Enemy #1. A reason why fans at EASTWEST retail chain created the HATE The HEAT LeBron Sweatshirt. Cynical, even borderline slanderous, the imprints on the sweatshirt is an exact duplication of the Miami Heat typography. In this case, however, the word “Hate” is in place of the word “Heat”. Almost a guarantee to be a conversation starter, the HATE The HEAT LeBron Crewneck Sweatshirt is now available at EASTWEST retail locations and online store.
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Devin Miles is back with the fifth installment in his twitter series #MrMilesMondays leading to the release of his EP Entitled “Finding My Own”. The track is called ‘Mack Stroll’ Featuring Jo-Christo and is produced by The Xtraordinary Gentlemen. Supporting chorus vocals behind Jo-Christo are performed by the Young Scolla.
So news has it that J.Cole sent Kevin Cossom this track with his verses on it and asked that he write a hook. The track leaked earlier with no hook, but we have a version with Kevin’s hook added here, called “Leave Me Alone.
The Hardy Boy Mystery Mixtape: Secret of Thee Green Magic. Directed by Derek Pike.
Brand new remix of Lykke Li’s latest hit, this time featuring one-third of the legendary Beastie Boys, Mike D. The single just dropped earlier this year and has already been remixed numerous time. This version certainly proves to be the frontrunner in all of that, and also serves as the only official remix of the song. No official word, but the original song will presumably make it’s way on her second studio album, Wounded Rhymes due out sometime in 2011.
CurT@!n$ provides a drop off his upcoming project today, the freestyle drop is titled “Queen Bitch” and is more or less a tribute to Lil Kim. The instrumental provided was taken from the 1997 hit from Lil Kim and Mary J titled, “I Can Love You” Meanwhile, CurT@!n$’ upcoming mixtape Killer is set to drop on December 15th.
The LA Leakers Ft. Wiz Khalifa x Kendrick Lamar x Game x Thurzday x Snoop Dogg x YG & Joe Moses – Purp & Yellow
The LA Leakers and Wiz Khalifa recruit Inglewood Native Thurz of (U-N-I) along with Snoop Dogg, The Game, Kendrick Lamar, YG and Joe Moses for the official “Purp and Yellow” Remix. This following up after Wiz Khalifa’s drop of “Black and Yellow” which took the music game by storm. Since then their have been a plethora of remixes, most of which were unofficial. You can check the legit remix down below.
Arguably one of current Hip Hop’s most complex lyricists, Jay Electronica lets loose his tribute to the late and great Guru. Appropriately titled “Jazzmatazz”, the song finds the rapper reuniting with former frequent collaborator vocalist Tone Treasure.
B4 The Night Is Thru” will be released on iTunes tomorrow.
“B4 The Night Is Thru is about looking for someone to share love in rhythm. When producer Machine Drum and I created this tune it started as conversation on how you go out just to party and dance the night away; but how hard it is to find that someone to move with because of culture of the time we’ve living in. The song is merely reminiscent of those times when you could dance with someone you didn’t know all night with no pressure, no expectations… just the rhythm and movement.” – Jesse Boykins III
Gorillaz offer visuals of the Snoop Dogg and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble-laced “Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach” – off their latest opus Plastic Beach. The piece comes as the latest suprise of the band’s very own Christmas advent calendar, giving fans a twisted piece of digital goodness every day from the first of December to Christmas day. Don’t be expect any of the band members to appear on this but let Snoop Dogg – dressed in a somewhat 16th century naval uniform – lead you through the clip. Plastic Beach is out now.
Lloyd Banks Ft. Kanye West x Fabolous x Swizz Beatz x Ryan Leslie & Pusha T – Start It Up (Extended Version)
Here comes the extended version of Lloyd Banks’ star-studded new single “Start It Up”. A verse by G.O.O.D. Music-representative Pusha T has been added to the fun. It is likely that this version will be used for the upcoming visual. Tune in below and mind you that Mr. Banks’ The Hunger For More 2 is out now.
Closing a successful year in the music game that included a critically acclaimed solo debut, B.o.B. shares new music with his fans in the shape with the No Genre-mixtape. The project hosts the likes of Bun B, Wiz Khalifa, T.I., Young Dro, CyHi Da Prynce, and many more.
Download: B.o.B. – No Genre (Mixtape)
Monday, December 6, 2010
Lil Wayne is back this time bringing forth a new compilation in mixtape form titled, “Nino Brown” Although some of the records may have been previously heard, you’ll still find some new gems included. Making guest appearances on the mixtape are YMCMB's own Drake, Birdman, Nicki Minaj, Jay Millz and Jay Sean to name a few.Download link and stream after the jump!
Lil Wayne - Nino Brown (Mixtape) by Hypetrak
BBC/Ice Cream with a streetwear staple, the full-zip hoodie, Ice Cream adds a striped ribbing at the hem, shoulders, and cuffs. The overall effect is a great hybrid look, with the casual street appeal of a hoodie combined with a vintage athletic feel. The piece is finished with a wild Ice Cream Tiger applique at the chest, and on the reverse, both of which are in keeping with the vintage sports apparel theme. Definitely an interesting option for a hooded sweatshirt. Check out the reverse after the jump. The Tiger Full Zip Hoodie releases December 8th, via: BBC/Ice Cream Japan.
Once again, 9five puts together a creative and entertaining video to showcase their latest styles for the Holiday. This time around, they went with an infomercial theme, and brought Playboy bunny, Destiny Papalia to add a bit more eye candy.
The Jordan Brand franchise is looking for an ever stronger presence in 2011. And what better way to start up the new year with some audacious designs for its January 2011 release, such as a pair of vibrant colored Jordan V.2 Grown or the winter-proof variant of Jordan Six Rings? Its surprised traction in the marketplace means Jordan Brand is bring back the Air Jordan + Air Max CMFT concept into the fold, two of them to be exact. Seen around the cyber arena already, NBA pro Chris Paul will launch another edition from his 4th Jordan Brand effort, the Jordan CP3.IV, next month as well. The new month also marks the return of Air Jordan III in White/Cement Grey, a favorite among the fans. Finally, rounding up the list, the end game that is Jordan Prime 5, a new design which took cues from Air Jordan 1, Jordan Alpha 1, and the Air Jordan V. As usual, alterations in release schedule and additions of new products will come as the month of January draws near. Be sure to stay up on game for any changes.
February 2011 has roster of desirables with a few notable designs including the Jordan CMFT 11 Viz Air in Cool Grey/Orion Blue-Black-White, the one with the closest semblances to the “Carbon Fiber” edition launched in October. The color “Chlorine Blue” is making its way through various collection after making a splash on LeBron 8 Pre-Heat South Beach Miami and Jordan Brand is no exception. The gleaming new colorway appears on another edition of the Jordan CMFT 11 Viz Air (in perfect coordination of patent leather) and February’s Jordan V.2 Grown. While on the subject of colors, the Home and Away editions of Jordan CP3.IV will drop too. Plus, 2 new Jordan 6 Rings in Varsity Royal and Metallic Black. Others making the in-road during the second month of 2011 will be Jordan Flight TR ’97, Jordan Evolution ’85, and Jordan After Game. Of course, as with any major releases, changes and additions are expected. Till then, stay up on game and we will let you know of changes.
The highly anticiapated collaboration has emerged onto the internet waves today. As early reports indicated, 50 Cent will be appearing on Michael Jackson’s upcoming posthumous CD. According to Curtis Jackson, his collaboration with the late King of Pop, “Monster”,is the “2010 version of Thriller.
OriginalFake has just added to its slowly growing collection of cushions with this most recent creation. Taken from a previous T-shirt design, the shape of cushion is cut to match the picture displayed. Backed in yellow, the black and white image is wrapped with a Bendy character as featured across a number of Kaws’s most prominent artworks. The cushion is now available at colette for $140.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
“What better way to introduce our new range of Greedy holiday products and our new website then with one of the hottest vixens in the game?” says Nicholas Loftis, the brand’s founder. “Rosa Acosta is a beautiful women, she’s risky, she likes wearing little shorts and she loves our new duck boots. It’s a sneakerhead’s fantasy come true.”