The "Letters of L?V" collection from ATL based brand deadlyROBOTlove is scheduled to drop today at 5:11 pm. This is their first collection where everything has been handcrafted. I'm very interested in seeing what kind of pieces they release. Make sure you follow @deadlyROBOTlove on Twitter. You will be able to purchase the collection from their online shop http://deadlyROBOTlove.bigcartel.com. Below is their official commercial for the collection.The Letters of L?V Collection Commercial from deadlyROBOTlove? on Vimeo.
All too often in today's society people are forced into pressures by others to "keep up with the Jones's". Street Wear was originally meant as an alternative to the pricier luxury brands of the era it emerged in for youth who also sought to be fashionable but couldn't afford the high costs. Today it has turned into the exact opposite. Teenagers are faced with having to buy over-priced brands because they are seen as a status symbol. Often the less fortunate kids are viewed ass less cool because they cannot compete due to economic differences. From Geek To Urban is a welcome solution to this long time problem."FGTU’s fresh and vibrant designs feature the spectacular created from the simplistic, and
embrace the multiple facets of everyone’s individuality. A brand more than ten years in the making, FGTU is an affordable alternative to pricier yet comparably fashionable labels." FGTU is showing people that you can't put a price on style. Here's A Look Inside: From Geek to Urban.
In fashion nowadays, it is rare to come across a brand that is solely committed to uplifting other individuals. Krownz & Kingz is focused on letting other people know that they are Kings and Queens on this earth, income or background. Recently I got a chance to chop it with Jordan Gardner the creator and owner of Krownz & Kingz to bring you "A Look Inside: Krownz & Kingz".
The Beginning | "Behind DYNT" from HWPO on Vimeo.
Yesterday I came across a dope brand by the name of Do You Not Them. Their very name is a great embodiment of what a lifestyle brand should be. Their whole concept is centered around being themselves and following their own dreams, while encouraging others to do the same. I like that they're a focused group of individuals who are creating their own successes. They aren't waiting on someone to endorse them and do the work for them. Hopefully I'll be able to get DYNT on an edition of "A Look Inside" for you guys. Make sure you check them out on doyounotthem.com and follow them on twitter @doyounotthemco.
Sir Michael Rocks drops the visuals for "Too Short Back" off of the recent Premier Politics with Tris Man and Shorty K. As always there's some dope fits in this video (saks fifth, vintage polo, etc.) The lovely Tennille was also killing that Hermes crew neck. The black and white gives this video a Craig Mack "Flava in ya ear rmx" feel. I'm still ready for some word on when Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe is set to drop.
Today's edition of "A Look Inside" brings to you The Urban Relaxation. "Urban Relaxation is Is A Movement, Originally Formed By A Group Of Original Individuals, That Promotes Not Caring About What Other People Think, Or Have To Say About You. Code Name Urban Comes From Our Style. & Relaxation Promotes Our Vybe." Recently I connected with founder J $tash, to gain some insight into the movement and brand. The Urban Relaxation is a very original brand, making bold statements through their clothing. They steer clear of following in the footsteps of other street wear brands, and fearlessly blaze their own path into our culture. I bring to you "A Look Inside: The Urban Relaxation"
Check out what the homies at Freshdoe Club have in store for the upcoming winter season. Visuals shot and edited by 8th Creation Films. Check them out at Freshdoe Club. Follow @freshdoeclub on twitter.
Check out this dope "Rise of the Dest" tee Twelve Bar and Overdoz. just teamed up to release. The tee features the "Rise of the Dest" Graphics on the front, and both the Twelve Bar and Overdoz. logos on the back. The tees come in black, white, and yellow and can be purchased at Twelve Bar. Hit the jump for more looks at the tees:
Today's more established street wear names have departed away from their original aim of spreading a positive message through branding concepts and designs, but upon chopping it up with Arnel Custic of Made Above I realized that their may yet be hope. Made Above is a high-end street wear brand specializing in bold, conceptual, and expressive clothing for a cosmopolitan audience that hopes to inspire the masses to dismiss negativity and embrace positivity in their lives. Here is A Look Inside: Made Above.
This is the anticipated "Baby Boy" ep from The Young & The Freshest member Saul Goode. The project contains 9 dope tracks and features appearances from bandmates Sean Taylor, and Dugey D. Listen to the EP and download below:
This week I've been doing a lot of searching for a lot of new upcoming brands to showcase in my "A Look Inside" posts. Sure I could post about some of the more established brands that I've worked with, but I feel there needs to be some light shined on young ambitious brands making their way into the world. The brand featured in this post is everything stated above: new, young, and very ambitious."The Left Field Loop, a music, video production & clothing company, created to reflect innovation, creativity & inspire others to think outside the box." They have only been in fruition for two weeks but already they've managed to put out some very creative threads. Recently I've had a chance to chop it up with their creator J'Nay to bring you "A look Inside: The Left Field Loop".
Here is the Heritage MCMXCIV Season 1 preview. This is just a little something to show you guys that we’re working and making progress. Here is an exclusive look at some of the things we have in store. Make sure you stay tuned in for the Heritage Mix-tape coming soon, and information on our tee giveaway contest. The Preview is below:
The homies from Phmob™ x Freshdoe Club™ x Filthy Gang get togher to provide us with some dope visuals, watch through the whole video for a look at Dope artist Ricky Toon. For all you guys who may ask:
"What is POTHEADMOB?....swag (P)ossession (O)f (T)he (H)ighest (E)nergy (A)ll (D)omains meaning basically, we're our own gods. swag. Do whatever whenever, at the end of the day the only person you really have to answer to is yourself. That doesn't mean be sick and do foul shit, because any decisions you make you gotta deal with. Do legit shit, smoke weed, have fun, be positive. POTHEADMOB.
Follow: @POTHEADMOB / @Freshdoeclub / @Rickytoon
Off of my experimental EP “Love Saved the Day” This is the first video that I ever made. Please Enjoy and let me know what you think. Download “Love Saved the Day” on my bandcamp http://jayrichardson.bandcamp.com/ or use http://limelinx.com/files/afc7d37a41923b99eb51f10292a6924c
This is my first expiremental project, "Love Saved the Day" (LSD). Making This project was really fun for me. This is truly an expiremental project in its true sense. I approached each track with no aim or direction and just went with the flow. I really just wanted to explore how sound could be altered and manipulated to produce something entirely unique and creative.The resulting outcome was a collection of sounds, that inspire thoughts and emotions...Love Saved The Day.
Alternate Download: Love Saved the Day EP
Rocksmith Presents Kendrick Lamar - A.D.H.D. - Directed by Vashtie from Rocksmith on Vimeo.
Today Rocksmith dropped the Kendrick Lamar- A.D.H.D video produced by Phenomenal Director Vashtie. A.D.H.D is one of my favorite tracks off of "Section.80" and I'm estatic that Kendrick Lamar hooked up with my favorite director Vashtie for some dope visuals. The slow rolling cinematics of the visuals pair well with the spacey emotion and depth of the track. Hit the jump to read what Vashtie had to say about the video.
Curren$y dropped tthe mixtape Verde Terrace hosted by DJ Drama today and I've been bumping it since I got home. The tape was dropped under the alias "Spitta Andretti" which seems befitting given his well known love of muscle cars. My first thought upon hearing the opening track "Job" was I hope DJ Drama doesn't ruin this tape by talking over the tracks(which has become so characteristic of him.) My second thought was "Spitta does it again." Curren$y never fails to deliver a classic, quality project for his listeners. This tape is no exception. To read the review, get tracklist, or download hit the jump.
ASAP Rocky "Purple Swag" from Jason Ano on Vimeo.
When the homie Aaron first told me about Harlem Rapper ASAP Rocky's track purple swag, I was expecting just another one of those "based" wannabes. But when I actually heard the track I was really impressed. This song mixes the right amounts "basedness" and psychadelia together, slows it down to a daze enducing speed, and chops it up with an authentic Houston feel. One word, DOPE! Check it out for yourselves.
Stussy Mens Fall 2011 is available now at Stussy.com and Stussy Chapter Stores. The new season features fresh styles in all mens categories- tees, shirts, hoodies & sweaters, jackets, pants & jeans, hats & beanies and accessories. The style themes include classic, Americana, mountain and remix. Stay tuned for the Stussy Womens collection dropping soon along with guest artist tees from James Gallagher and Will Sweeney. There will also be a new collection from Stussy Deluxe. Hit the jump for more looks at this collection.
Hit the jump for more looks at this collection.
A little late, but school is finally over, summer break is here, and we're back with the second installment of UR Radio. The launch did well, so we hope you'll enjoy this show too. Today's mix includes music from Hip-Hop duo Actual Proof, Jazz pioneer Donald Bryd, some French soul from Les Nubians, beats from Testiculo Y Uno, from their instrumental album "Hi-Hat Club," and much more. Sit back, relax, and let your ears enjoy. Peace.
Here's my tape, I worked long and hard on this project and I really hope all of you enjoy it. Special thanks to the homie Sean Taylor for the majority of the sound engineering. Shoutout to the homies Kel, Saul Goode, and Dugey D also. Well here it is, once again I really hope you enjoy it. Please support me by downloading this tape, providing constructive criticism and feedback, and spreading the word and telling your friends about it. Listen below and click the picture to download. Download is also included on the embedded player.
The next Air Jordan 5 release are the White Obsidian 5's are scheduled for a July 5th release. I actually like these a lot more than the Wolf Gey 5's that were released recently. I plan to cop these this summer, while waiting on the Black Cement-Grey Jordan 3's to be released next winter.
Madbury Does Goblin (Live Street Review) from The Madbury Club on Vimeo.
The good people at Madbury Club took Tyler, the Creator's album GOBLIN to the streets of New York to see what people from different walks of life thought about it.
"Blood Sweat N Gears" - Curren$y and Fiend from Bradford Hill on Vimeo.
This is the vid to Blood, Sweat & Gears off of Curren$y's
"Covert Coup". This vid features some dope tour footage. "Weekend At Burnie's" scheduled to drop June 28th with Warner Bros.
Download: Sean Taylor- Nice (prod. Elaquent)
Dom Kennedy Feat. Casey Veggies X Carter - CDC from thecensus.wordpress.com on Vimeo.
Casey and Dom really spazzed on this one. This is my favorite track off of The Original DOM Kennedy mixtape he released awhile ago. shoutouts to cARTer too.
Download: From The Westside With Love
Download: The Young and The Freshest- Leftovers...the Prelude
Concepts were inspired by late president John F. Kennedy, and nicknamed "The Kennedys". The design of these sneakers reflect Kennedy's love of New England's sailing history. This sneaker's colourway is trimmed in the classical colors red, white, and blue and feature tan highlights. There is a semaphore pattern grid used in the foot bed while gray and khaki accents ground the shoe. These kicks are the result of a keen eye for detail and feature a lot of tiny details including nylon paneling and CNCPTS flag logos. The launch of the New Balance 999 will be April 16 at Concepts in Cambridge, MA. The 999's will also be accompanied by related products including: a premium sail polo, 5-panel duck brimmed cap, artisan sail-lace tee, semaphore tote bag, signature Rayban Wayfarers, bucket hat, monkey fist key chain, and a handmade rope-bracelet from Nantucket. hit the jump for more views.
THEOPHILUS LONDON "I WANT YOU" (OFFICIAL VIDEO) dir. VASHTIE from va$htie on Vimeo.
Check out this video for "I Want You" off of Theophilus London's mixtape of the same name. This video shot, directed, and edited by Vashtie starring the beautiful Glenn Aya Lovrich was shot in the Chelsea Hotel. This video has the feel of a 60's expiremental French New Wave film.
Toro y Moi performs How I Know at the Terrorbird/Forcefield Day Party, SXSW '11 from BlearyEyedBrooklyn.com on Vimeo.
Check out this dope footage of Toro y Moi performing live at the Terrorbird/Forcefield Day Party at SXSW '11.
Gourmet has in store for their upcoming Spring/Summer Collection. This collection features a variety of their classic styles, along with quite a few new designs in different colorways and fabrics. For more views hit the jump.
Odd Humans Co. is the brainchild, movement, and vision of my bro Davontae Owens. The purpose of Odd Humans Co is to inspire and create love. Odd Humans Co. wants to influence other individuals to dream, aspire and create through any medium they choose. Odd Humas Co has done this already through two compilation albums and their awesome photography team. In the future Odd Humans Co. plans to add clothing to their arsenal. "Odd Humans Co. is a clothing line created by myself , Davontae Owens based on the philosphy of the Enso Circle of Enlightenment, Strength, Creativity, & Elegance. This is a clothing line created by the positive Spirits from all over this planet. We are all one positive force . Clear mind , body , & soul . Anything is possible . Creative Innovators we are . Product Architects . Created in 2010" - Davontae OwensWe create within our own experience.- Odd Humans Co
Check out this smooth ass track from my bro Deandrae Summers aka Dugey D. Listen to it, Download it, Tell your friends about it. Shoutouts to Young Billz also TYTF til Death!
Download: Dugey D ft. Young Billz - Quiet Storm
Download: Jay Richardson- Grind
Download: TYTF - French Fries (Sean Taylor, Saul Goode, Jay Richardson)
Download: TYTF - Man Of Steel (Sean Taylor, Saul Goode, Jay Richardson)
A few weeks ago my bro Ernest Henderson aka Saul Goode dropped this extremely dope track "Jokes & Tokes". Take a listen and download. Also be on the lookout for his upcoming tape "Good Morning". YnFset got next!
Download: Saul Goode -Jokes & Tokes
Awhile back I was able to connect with Desmond Owusu from Nerdy and he was very helpful in helping me gain an insider's perspective of the brand. Here's A Look Inside: Nerdy
I was mad hype when I got home from school today and saw that Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids had dropped his project "The Rocks Report". This is Sir Michael Rocks first solo project but he has always been on my top artist list. He has really been doing his thing with features on albums and projects from Curren$y, PacDiv, and others. This tape is pretty dope complete with 25 original tracks and 3 hilarious skits. For more info on the project, Tracklist, and Download hit the jump...
Here are pt.1, pt. 2, pt. 3 of the 2011 XXL Freshman Roundtable discussions featuring Big Krit, Diggy Simmons, Yelawolf, Lil B, Fred the Godson, Cyhi the Prince, Lil Twist, Kendrick Lamar, YG, Mac Miller, and Meek Mill. Hit the jump for discussions pt. 2, and pt. 3
I was just talking to this girl in my class today about rain boots. She had on a pretty dope pair of coach rain boots. Since a kid I have always wanted a pair of rain boots for some reason. These are definitely a way more masculine alternative to those coach ones though.
Download: Big Krit- Time Machine
Odd future has been on a roll lately. They have been gaining alot of exposure appearing on MTV's Rapfix, Jimmy Fallon, and Funny or Die there latest conquest includes gracing the cover of Billboard Mag.