In search of new looks for rather usual looking gadgetry, designer James of Hong Kong sought out inspirations from some unlikely origins, including his passion for Air Jordans. So as the launch of the new OLYMPUS E-PL2 Digital Camera approaches, the designer put his creativity into good use and customized several units for an upcoming campaign, including a pair inspired by the Air Jordan III. With the OG colorways of black/grey/red and white/fire red as bases, James carefully painted over the grip to create the distinctive “elephant skin” pattern. The buttons for shutter and lens change are painted in red to further replicate the AJ3 look. With both OG colorways to come out this year, these customized OLYMPUS PEN E-PL2 are just the perfect complements.
Friday, January 7, 2011
While its normally safe to stick to the classic black when it comes to biker jackets,fashion is knocking on the door of the biker world with this brown nappa leather biker jacket from Burberry Prorsum. The color is special, looks really premium and cut is innovative, while not attracting too much attention.
Lady Gaga a muse for Polaroid’s new Grey Label, the Duchess of Pop Culture worked closely with Ammunition, San Francisco-base design firm founded by Robert Brunner. The resulting collection debuted yesterday at CES with the GL20 Camera Glasses as the headliner. Embedded with camera and LCD displays, the futuristic shade allows wearer to upload their perspective instantaneously, something Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters will love. As a 5-ounce photo printer the GL10 Instant Mobile Printer will with most mobile phones via Bluetooth and majority of digital cameras, Windows PCs and Macs via USB. Its zero-ink ZINK Technology will replicate the tactile experience of Polaroid film without the hassle. Finally, the GL30 Instant Digital Camera. With a streamlined form factors, the ability to display and “develop” images, its something all photo buffs been waiting for. The Polaroid Grey Label with Lady Gaga, set to launch later this year with the GL10 Instant Mobile Printer first in May 2011.
Some unreleased heat from the homie Freddie Gibbs. This track was originally suppose to be found on his snubbed 2006 LP with Interscope, but almost all of the other tracks made their way onto mixtapes and filled in with various freestyles. Just another jam for us to throw on Freddie's profound track record. Enjoy this joint produced by Bink!
Labels: Freddie Gibbs
Yelawolf looks to start 2011 off on the right foot with this new banger with Trae Tha Truth titled “Shit I’ve Seen.” And while the music video is still underway, his debut album Truck Muzik 0-60 is out now. This single unfortunately is not on the album, but will presumably be off a project in 2011 of some sort.
Wale jumps on the remix of Juicy J’s “Hit It From Da Back” which is obviously dedicated to the ladies. The original track appeared on the Juicy J x Lex Luger collaborative mixtape entitled Rubba Band Business.
Here goes the official music video of Snoop Dogg’s soundtrack to Prince William’s upcoming bachelor party. Although there is no royal backup in the clip, the Doggfather is surrounded by mucho eye-candy for your viewing pleasure. The Cataracs-produced track also serves as the lead single for his forthcoming Doggumentary-LP.
Make sure you bring your ass out tonight Friday the 7th at 9p.m. for "The Show" brought to you by yours truly and Big J of Clever Monkeys at THE CAVERN located at 1914 Greenville Ave. Dallas, Texas 75206. With live performances by local artist Tunk (@BrainGangTunk) G.Bailey (@gbailEyfsc) Ty City (@TyCity) and 7even Thrity with Dj's Real Red X (@RealDJRedX) and Dj Big J(@CleverMonkeys) in the mix. Must be 21+ and thers a $5 cover charge at the door. So make sure to come check out "The Show" support your local artist and have a great time with us tonight!
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Almost a year ago, I released the first offering of my “The Playlist” compilation series. Volume One was an awesome success with 22 original tracks from today’s upcoming artists! Since then I’ve been on the grind and the demand for Volume 2 had arisen! I’ve been putting together this tape for about 2 months while planning my events, running the site, and still conducting exclusive interviews, etc, & let me tell you, dealing with 25 artists is NOT EASY! haha. I’m dropping Vol. 2 off today as a gift to you all for the new year and as a taste of all the exclusives you’ll be receiving from AshleyOutrageous.com! I’d also like give a BIG thank you to all who support me, as well as my team over here, Nadeje, Courtney, & Nathalie. Now, enough of the mushy stuff (haha) and lets get this project into your Playlist! Features include Freddie Gibbs, Big K.R.I.T., Neako, Laws, El Prez & The TreeHouseClub, Phil Ade, Casey Veggies, Sin, Ghostwridah, Killa Kyleon, Gilbere Forte, & the list goes on! – Ashley
Tracklist and download link after the jump!
BAPE presents the BABY MILO Alarm Clock by Sanrio. What better way to wake up to get fresh in your BAPE attire than with this stylish clock featuring the BABY MILO character. Built like a traditional alarm clock, it features a brown and orange color scheme. Available now for $680 HKD (approx. $85 USD) through Anytime.
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LRG is taking an ambitious approach to the new year, with a 10-part series of releases planned from the 12-year old clothing company. For delivery one, the brand left it’s California base and traveled North to the beautiful San Juan Islands off the Washington coast, to shoot photo and video lookbooks for the collection. The collection is one of the more mature we’ve seen from LRG, including cardigans and refined flannels, jeans and pants with a grown up cut, and several accessory pieces in canvas and leather. The collection is well suited to the island hopping in the Pacific Northwest that the accompanying video shoot shows. LRG did a great job stepping outside of their typical style a bit for this collection, and the video shoot is very well done too – a nice look at a beautifully rugged part of the country that is often overlooked. Check out the collection and the video after the jump. The Spring Collection delivery one is available from LRG stockists now.
The year 2011 is also known as the year of the rabbit on the zodiac calender and expect rabbit inspired products to be released from various brands this year. Headlining the year of the rabbit, KIKS TYO and Kinetics have teamed up to produce a capsule collection with a catchy name, KINEKIKS. Over the month of January to May, several items are scheduled to be released and the Year of the Bunny t-shirts are part of the first delivery. The design features bikini clad Aya Kiguchi sporting Bulls jacket, Jordan VI and bunny ears. Looney Tunes inspired font also reference to a certain bunny that is close to home for basketball fans. Black and white versions are available and these can be purchased right now at KIKS TYO online shop.
Labels: Dope Tees
New unreleased music from Esco without any tags or DJ voiceovers. This following his announcement that The Lost Tapes 2 sequel may end up being offered for free on a possible upcoming album. As it stands, there’s currently an on-going dispute with Nas and his label on the release of The Lost Tapes 2 but hopefully all can be resolved in 2011.Nas - Be Right x Courthouse by Hypetrak
Miguel unleashes the brand new visuals today for his latest slow jam titled “Sure Thing.” This following a tremendous 2010 year with his successful single “All I Want is You” with J. Cole. His album meanwhile, has been out since November 26th and boasts a solid array of records. All I Want Is You is also available now through iTunes.
New drop from Spitta, this time teaming up with Tabi Bonney and 1/2 of the Cool Kids, Sir Michael Rocks. The impressive single will appear on DDotOmen.com’s forthcoming Show of Hands projects due out on January 11th.
Slowly but surely coming up on the scene is Mike Jaggerr – some fresh talent that has the potential to be named one of the best newcomers in the rap game in 2011. While gearing up for the January 11-release of his The Eleventh Hour-project, the young MC unleashes the self-produced track “Away”.
Here is the new mixtape from the up and comer and Texas native Tunk. He's a local Dallas artist that is far from the boogie music and what you normally hear on Dallas radio and is a brain-gang misfit which should ring bells to some of you(SoreLosers and KillaMC and others). This is his new project entitled "The Audition" which you can download by CLICKING HERE .And make sure you go check out Tunk and others at the "The Show" which is tomorrow Jan.7th at 9p.m. at The Cavern, check out the flyer below for all the particulars.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Earlier this morning Rozay said on Power 105.1′s Breakfast Club he was in the studio with Wale & Meek Mill. With his eyes set on acquiring Wale & Meek Milll to his Maybach Music imprint, the self-proclaimed Teflon Don unveils their new collaborative record together this evening titled, “Pandemonium.”
After announcing the title of his forthcoming new album God Forgives, I Don’t on Power 105.1′s Breakfast Club earlier today, Ricky Rozay presents the alleged first single of the project. Titled “Made Men”, the track finds the Miami-rapper reuniting with Drizzy Drake for some Young Money Maybach ish.
The video captures a sexy but sweet artistic vision exploring the body of model Danielle Phaeton, as she let’s the music take control. In MeLo’s signature style the track incorporates many different elements. Starting with a low fi, glitched up sample of Christopher Williams “I’m Dreaming” from the New Jack City soundtrack and then going into a chopped and screwed version of Kid Cudi’s “In my Dreams” from his first album. This is definitely the theme music to one of those late night creep sessions with your goddess. – MeLo
We came across these new Gucci High Top sneakers from their Spring 2011 Collection. We like both brown colorways of the sneaker, the added leather laces and the fact that you can flip down the ankle support. Not too much Gucci branding, which usually ruins it.
Labels: Stupid kicks
Opening Ceremony together with the help of artist and filmmaker Carlos Charlie Perez present a look into a 2011 spring/summer collection. Titled Billy the Kids, the short film embodies Opening Ceremony’s philosophy and lifestyle with a series of fun shots which do more to capture the mood than the collection itself.
Oliver Peoples has just launched this lookbook for its Resort/Spring collection for this year. Modeled by famed singer/songwriter Devendra Banhart and his real life partner Rebecca Schwartz, the work was captured by acclaimed photographer Lisa Eisner. The eyewear models on display take classic frames with a contemporary twist, creating a cutting edge collection. Look out for each pair now at Oliver Peoples.
Here comes a previously unreleased track titled “Eyes Closed” by Kanye West which did not make the final cut of his critically acclaimed My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy-LP. Rumor has it that there is a reworked version on its way that will feature Snoop Dogg and John Legend. It is also said to appear on the Doggfather’s upcoming new album.
Continually working to expand both the brand and the products they offer, A Bathing Ape has just announced their latest product to appear within its 2011 spring collection of lifestyle products, the playing card pack. Collaborating with Bicycle, the cards feature large designs that take on a new, more sinister form than we’re used to. Look out for the Bicycle playing cards at BAPE stores soon.
Labels: Cool Shit