Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Stevie Wonder's MJ Talkbox Tribute

Stevie does a touching tribute to Michael Jackson the night after his death at his concert in Kansas City.

He is one of the last great soul and funk musicians of that era. I will be listening and enjoying his music in the coming days, weeks and months because I sure as hell enjoyed listening to and rediscovering much of the MJ discography these past few days...

With all of these great talents dropping like flies the past few years, I am truly thankful that I was able to see Stevie Wonder live at White River Amphitheater last July. One of the highlights of my music loving life.

Might as well give thanks and soak it up while they're still here people.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Jay-Z - D.O.A. (Video)

Some people see this as a 'turning point' in contemporary hip hop music. Some see this as a return to the good ol days. Some people see this as a declaration of war against 'ringtone rap.'

It may be all or none of those things...I see it as a good track, with a GREAT beat. No ID is one of the best at taking simple samples, adding some grimey drums that require a visit to the chiropractor upon first listen, and creating a Frankenstein slapper of epic proportions. Enjoy.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Physics - High Society

Wooooow. This is the best shit I've heard out of the 206 since....well, the first Physics LP. Go get that shit for FREEEEEEE @ the Physics Blog.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

MJ vs MJ

R.I.P. to the best that EVER did it

Here is a great tribute video set to my favorite MJ song of all time...Off the Wall is the best pop record ever made.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


USA 2 - Spain 0

Monday, June 22, 2009

Bo Knows...

Fresh Colorways.

Nike Air Trainer II - Bo Jackson

Oakland Raiders colorway? Patent leather and silver foil? These are ridiculously fresh and are sure to turn heads. They should be available later this month.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Huge Hefner

For anyone who was listening to hip-hop in the early to mid 90's this one is a no brainer. Tonight my boy Marc Sense is bringin Bronx legend Diamond D. This guy is one of the greatest MC/Producer combos in the history of hip-hop. He set the stage for greats like J Dilla, Pete Rock, Black Milk, Dr Dre, etc... He is responsible for creating what is considered by underground heads one of the greatest rap alliances of all time in Diggin In The Crates. And dude's been doin his thing for 20+ years now, thats almost unheard of in the rap game. He's worked with The Fugees, Pharcyde, Brand Nubian, KRS-1, Illmind, Tribe, and Seattle's own Jake Uno. I mean shit I could go on for days about what this man has meant to me (no homo...well?) and hip-hop as a whole, but the best thing to do is peep the music Imma post for you, and than get your Ass to Nectar in Fremont tonight to watch a legend do what legends do.

Diamond D-Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop(1992)

Diamond D-The Huge Hefner Chronicles(2008)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Champagne Bitches & Caviar Schemes

Starting TONIGHT our good friends the FileJerks will be hosting a night of privilege and debauchery every 1st and 3rd Thursday night @ the Rendezvous Grotto in Belltown. Equal parts glitz and grime, this is sure to crack off on the regular with such a dope atmosphere and some seriously twerk worthy jams.

RSVP here (if you are a facebooker) for free entry.

I Ieft My Heart In San Francisco

...and while it's there, I hope it cops me this hat.Another classic from The Hundreds. Simple, Elegant and Well made. A recipe for success that has led The Hundreds this far now leads to this Post St. commemoritive fitted. Drops today, and Only 100 of them were printed. Hana and Jenna if one of you is reading this...stop, and go buy me that shit!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Vacuum Sealed for Freshness

All I gotta say is WOW. Not only is this a super dope colorway, but Nike took the lobster theme and ran with it. This sneaker comes fully vacuum sealed in a foam box along with a matching t-shirt and lace locks. This might be one of the more impressive themed released Nike has ever done.

This Concepts x Nike SB Blue Lobster Dunk will be released on Saturday, June 20, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at Concepts, and other retailers should be receiving their shipments soon after.

Via: Sneakerfiles

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Turn Up The Bass And Let The Alpine Blast

My Dude Richard at Upper Playground hipped me to this album quite a while ago, and although I instantly loved it, it took this gorgeous weather for me to truly appreciate the album the way it deserves to be appreciated. Dom Kennedy is an L.A. based rapper, who has been quietly doing his thing in the scene for years now. This guy needs to be heard. His music is great, his swagger is unfuckwitable, and if you cant cruise a sunny day with this blasting out your speakers I'll see you on the bus. Download this shit and play it till the rain starts back up (or longer if thats tomorrow :( )
Dom Kennedy - 25th Hour

Friday, June 12, 2009

Nike Auto Flight

I posted about these a month or ao ago but here are some new pics.

In the same vein as the Auto Force 180, the Nike Auto Flight combines the Air Flight Lites with the Blazer soles to make one hell of a crispy looking casual high-top. Should be hitting the stores this holiday season.

Via: Sneakerfiles


I need some of those hammer pants to match my white and gold Terminator hi tops.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Just so you know...

New CLIPSE track is pretty much amazing

MAN! Pharrell is a fool for this beat. Good lawd. Perfect summertime jam and the flows are just disgusting, as per usual.

It is no secret that I am a huuuuuuge Clipse stan. I mean, their 21+ show @ the chop a few years back is one of my top 5 shows ever. I am obviously stoked for this album and thus far with the mixtape (Road to Til the Casket Drops), the first single (Kinga Like a Big Deal ft. Kanye), and the summertime banger out for the world to hear...I am officially geeked beyond words.

Download it HERE

Via: slamxhype

Eric Koston Joins Nike SB team

Eric Koston, one of the worlds best skateboarders, announced this week that he has signed on with Nike SB. Lets hope this partnerships leads to super clean sneak collaberations...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Nike Auto Force 180 - NYC Edition

Damn these are super clean. A mix of Barkley's Air Force 180 and the Nike Blazer in a NYC colorway. Not sure if I could pull off the blue and orange, but the overall look of this sneaker is really classic. It doesn't even look like a blend of two previous releases.

Nike has got their hybrid game down. They know what works, and don't just throw any old combo together to make money. Style comes first, as it should. I would think by now Jordan brand would have figured this out, but NOPE.

via: sneakerfiles

Friday, June 5, 2009

A Little Something For The Ladies

Just 'cause I could look at Hellz Bellz photo spreads all day. These ladies are killin it!

peep the rest of the collection at Hellz Bellz, it's worth the time.

Watch Your Step

The first release from Nike's rumored custodian quick stricke. These are called the "Wet Floors" as they are modeled after the caution wet floor signs seen anywhere in the world. I hope the rest of the pack looks this good, 'cause these joints are hot!

The Doctor Is In

My dude Dr. Romanelli is at it again. Guy salvages material like a producer lookin for breaks. This newest release will be offered by South American power house Shelter, and as always will be super limited.

Find more at shelter

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Shouts to my boy Maly on this one