Monday, January 31, 2011

*New Video* tabi Bonney feat. Lykke Li – Where We Gonna Go (Teaser Trailer)

Amazing visual. Really hope the full-length is as electrifying. The kid Tabi is making some waves, huh? This isn't a real Lykke Li feature though, right? Somebody confirm please.

50 Cent Calls Shade 45 About Everything Relevant (January 29th 2011)

Fif is entertainment, big money and hardcore rap shit all rolled into one. It gets a little louder at about the minute mark. I just try and catch the jewels in-between the Queens laugh. We live in this dude's world.

[Vintage] T.Shirt x José Gonzálaz Remix To "Hints" Produced By Will Divide

Producer/DJ Will Divide let loose some vintage footage circa 2005(?) of us in a couple different studios creating the remix to one of my all time favorite joints. I remember this shit like it was yesterday. First being in Queens, chilling, writing to the beat he was making, then later at Spek doing vocals after a day at Splish Splash hahaha. The turn-around was amazing. Will sent me the finished beat at 4am, I loved it, I woke up at 7am to go to the water park with a bunch of friends, wrote the whole thing in the car ride home and made it back to the studio in Midtown at 6pm to record it. That was a good day. Bittersweet if you know the history but fuck it, we still here. Shout to Ronin for going hard-drive surfing.

YMC Navajo Lace-Up Deck Shoes

Oh boy, summer summer is on it's way. I really like these. There's 3 different color-ways but these in red here are da best. They're just really clean and loud enough to still give a subdued outfit some pop.

You can buy 'em here before anybody has them.

‘Black Swan’ Visual Effects Reel (Featurette)

Just saw this earlier tonight with my girl. It was interesting to say the least. Maybe not my kind of movie but incredibly well done and Natalie Portman really kills the role. It was pretty intense. Up top is a walk-through of some of the visual effects of the movie.

Mark Dean Veca [Teaser] At C.O.L.A. 2011 Exhibition

More super detailed Mark Dean shit popping at the upcoming C.O.L.A. Fellowship exhibition in May at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Mark is one of thirteen artists chosen for a fellowship and let loose a few teaser images. Details to come while Arrested Motion has a bit more.

Nicki Minaj Performs “Moment 4 Life” On Saturday Night Live

Nicki Nicki does it effortlessly. Bodysuits on big booty black bitches for the win.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Nike Sportswear 2011 Spring/Summer Air Force 1 Low Premium

New Airs make me go bananas. Especially a black on black combo with that tough leather, patent leather and a wool panel over the middle. Really nice.

No buying info yet. Soon though.

Olivia Wilde For FHM France (February 2011)

There's a story somewhere and some more pictures but I don't care.

*New Music* Hustle Hard (Remix) - Young Jeezy, Ace Hood

Jeezy back, nigga. Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself but this is haaarrrrdd. Great verse. Must suck to feel so ready to go and just need the right records to put your project out. Hopefully we get the long-awaited TM103 sometime soon.

Download Hustle Hard (Remix) - Young Jeezy, Ace Hood (NR link)

The Burn Units: Alive Snowboarding [Film]

Doooppe. I'm all over anything involving boards and mountains right now. These kids light their joints on fire and shit. Wild.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Adrian Grenier In Sundance By William Yan

My boy Will, shooting exclusively for Timberland, caught the star just perfect out in Sundance for the film festival. Cool ass rich actor outfit. Here's hoping we get the new and final season of Entourage soon enough.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hot Mop Films Turns Two Years Old, New Website Launch

Coming up on 2 years as a fully-formed company, our family at HotMop Films decided it was time for a little update of their website and acclaimed work. Collaborations, music videos and shorts with everybody, from our very own ill rapper T.Shirt, to Nina Sky, The ILLZ, Joell Ortiz, Statik Selektah, Neako, Mala Reignz and Miguel just to name a few, means it was only right they put up a brand-new shiny place for us to view it all. Last night alongside Cookies & Cream's weekly ILLBANGER party, 2DopeBoyz and Lowkey of UHTN, the HotMop crew threw a website launch party that turned out to be a dizzying good time. I've personally watched a bunch of these guys get drunk in celebration for almost 10 years now and I can't tell you how much it's deserved. Head over to the new and snoop around a little. You can thank me later.

Follow the giants on Twitter: DREDhotmopFILMS | RoHotMopFilms | JazzHotMopFilms | NahgeeHMF

*New Video* Love Leaves - tabi Bonney

Great quick clip. Homie gets this cinema thing.

Inspiration []

Straight up, it's photos like this that make me wanna stop rapping and focus solely on strengthening my skills as a photographer. Absolutely perfect.

Quintin Outdoorsman 6-panel Cap

Yes! Gorgeous 6-panel snap-back. Brown wool crown, matching suede visor with red & black buffalo check lining, red snap belt, genuine leather embossed patch. Can't go wrong. I was just talking about the panel style hats last night with my man Ski. Brings me back to the 90's when we were listening to Big a lot.

Only $38 and available now through the Quintin online store.

EF Presents "Live The Language" By Albin Holmqvist [Beijing, Paris, Barcelona & London]

Dred put me on to this and it's wonderful. I believe it's a sort of commercial for language school with this guy Albin traveling to the various countries he's studying. Whatever it is, it's shot beautiful and you truly get an awesome look into the lay of the land and its people.

Depending on the destinations that appeal to you, Albin travels to Paris, Barcelona and London, too. All filmed in a similar and personal fashion, this is truly something special. Click and be inspired. God damn, I wanna see the world.

*Official New Music* Roll Up - Wiz Khalifa

Could this grow on us like his #3 song in the country right now, Black & Yellow? My bad but that's what we're comparing it to. Wiz is on a winning streak and all we want is more points on the board for homie. Here's hoping this is just that. The new album Rolling Papers is out March 29th.

Download Roll Up - Wiz Khalifa (NR link)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

*New Music* The Crash - Jim Jones

Jim takes some time to reflect on a recent car accident he walked away from without a scratch. Pretty much just a detailed account on the night and how much he thanks God for giving him another chance. Real shit, Jimmy can rap when it's about something.

Download The Crash - Jim Jones

Will Divide Live For Best Buy

My brother Will showcases a little something called turntablism, in an exclusive demonstration on the Numark NS7. Some of you DJ's born after 2009 wouldn't know a thing about it.

Amaya' Dad's Citizen

My friend Amkeeez took a cool photo of her Dad's watch she wears. Classic, I like.

Her instagram

*New Music* Lo-Fi Love - Theo Martins

Really enjoyed this actually. Could do with a different font on the photo but you can't win em all. Following his recent trip to Zambia, this is the first piece of new music Theo's dropped since the self-described life changing experience. Anxious to see what else he has in store for us.

Shout to Gooch.

Junya Watanabe x Porter Daypack

Looking for a good new bookbag for Spring and I have my eyes on the fresh collaboration heavy right now. The navy blue, the polka dots, the knit bottom all do it for me equal.  No buying info is available yet but we'll keep you updated.

How To Sell A Banksy (Trailer)

Pretty cool. I ran into a Space Invader piece downtown the other day and I had the same thought for a minute. Take it and sell it? What can you get it for one of these popular street pieces? Interesting notion to say the least.

Tom Ford Covers Interview Magazine Men's Issue February 2011

Probably pick this up shortly. It's just the life.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

*New Music* Hold It Against Me (Freestyle) - T.Shirt feat. Britney Spears

Shirt touches the new Britney up right quick. Break it down.

Download Hold It Against Me (Freestyle) - T.Shirt feat. Britney Spears

*Photo by JH for ArtislifeNYC. More on J's movement coming soon. The guy is dope.

83rd Annual Oscar Nominations 2011

When the hell did they start nominating a million movies for Best Picture? Just give it to Inception, man. Nolan made a film that has yet to leave my brain. The Social Network was also pretty incredible. Either way, February 27th will be a special day. More on that to come.

Best Picture

Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bon

Best Actor

Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours

Best Actress

Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, The Fighter
John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Director

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Joel and Ethan Coen, True Grit
David Fincher, The Social Network
Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
David O. Russell, The Fighter

For the full list of Oscar Nominations, go here

American Apparel’s Most Provocative Ads from 1995 to the Present

These guys have been killing the streets for some time now huh? If you lived in New York like me for the last 15 years you know about the back of the L Magazine and all it's glory. AA did the soft-core porn better than they did tees in my opinion. Fashionista put together a nice little look back on the most raciest of ads over the years. Up top is one of my all-time favorites.

Go here

Black Widow By Norman Cavazzana

Something great about this. It's eerie but if you appreciate cinema I think you'll enjoy some of it's movement.

*New Music* The Ocean - The Game (Produced by Dr. Dre) + Purp & Patron 2-Disc Mixtape

Game put out a double cd mixtape today but I'm not sold on whether or not the majority of it is dope or what. I like his rhymes on this Dr. Dre-produced shit so that's the one I'm riding for.

Download The Ocean - The Game (Produced by Dr. Dre)

*Bonus* Download Purp & Patron Mixtape (2 Disc) - The Game 

Ellie Goulding Performs Starry-Eyed On MTV Home

Amazing, amazing, amazing acoustic performance of Ellie's hit song. Her voice and what she can do with it is just incredible. This song makes me happy.

*Bonus* If you never heard the T.Shirt remix from last year's Tan-Face Children EP, listen here.

Monality Wool Ties Autumn 2011

What can I say, I'm into stuff like this. While most guys might not care where they got their tie from just as long as they can take it off the minute they don't need to wear it anymore, I'm over here fucking with these new wool ones (capsule) in Paris just showcased. The frilled ends may or may not work for you but they're interesting enough. No buying info just yet but we'll keep you posted.

Monday, January 24, 2011

"Sampled Room"

I know ya gonna feel this. Especially my man Goodson.

GQ's 25 Coolest Athletes Of All Time (The Covers)

GQ puts up the 9 different covers of legendary sportsmen. Having some of the hi-res photos framed and hung nicely on a long hallway would be sweet. Would cost a grip but yeah, just an idea.

More here

Limité Magazine's Guide Into 2011: Movies

Great films drive us through the year. Whether it's the Hollywood action (like up above) we know we love, or the art film we try and get laid after, we're there, spending the $340 dollars a ticket to see it on the big screen. 2011 will be no different.

These guys do it well, with a nice little diverse set of cool flicks all coming soon. Go here.

n(n) by Number(N)ine x nano universe [Denim Shirt]

Great scott! I'm into denim button-downs and there's nothing like something high-quality with the right amount of distressing. This is pretty perfect although I'd have to see how it fits before jumping out the window. Constructed of 10.5 oz denim, it's now on pre-order.

Learn to speak Japanese and go here for more info.

Kanye Guest Stars On New Kardashian Reality Show

'Ye acts all weird, acting like he forgot how to be a regular person. Maybe piping Kim is just that ill?

On a sidenote: Kanye Announces New Album + Watch The Throne in 2 months and All Of The Lights video next week -

Friday, January 21, 2011

Don't Wait Up

Out for the weekend with my boy Ayes and our girls. Guess where....

Megan Fox For Armani Underwear (First Promo Shot)

It was announced a little bit ago that homegirl was the official face of Armani Underwear Spring 2011 Ad Campaign. Here's the latest promo shot of I'm sure a slew of them on the way to cause traffic everywhere. You like?

*Official* Lil Wayne - Welcome To My Hood (Behind-The-Scenes)

If Derick G. shot it, that thing is super official YMCMB. There's another one floating around we're not paying any mind to. At one point Wayne jokes around about his Rolling Stone cover for the same exact reason we didn't post it when it dropped a few days ago. We'll let it slide this time just so you know what he's talking about.

Jay-Z On Oprah In Australia [Rap Radar Exclusive]

Oprah is ridiculous hahaha. Or her crowd is I should say. But in all seriousness, the huslter from Brooklyn has come a long way, man. Incredible to watch.

Shout to RapRadar 

BB? Murdered-Out Black Watch I Don't Know Anything About

Can someone tell me anything about this gorgeous thing. Just the minimum, what, where, when, how, that sort of thing. Thanks in advance.

Nick Knight Shoots Kate Moss For Vogue Italia

When Moss grinds the wall it's different than when any other girl does it. Especially in some polka dot shit dancing like a deer in headlights. Great song, ‘Tomorrow Night We'll Go Anywhere’ by Evan Voytas, Cascine. My kind of content.

Special thanks to my man Andy in LA!

The FinePix X100 from Fujifilm

I'd love to see what this gorgeous thing shoots like. They're promising the world but you never really know till you get the thing in your hand, you know? Fujifilm combines modern technology with 35mm shooter appeal and functionality, giving quick access to aperture, shutter speed and exposure compensation with leather accents throughout. Bright, wide screen, high contrast 2.8” LCD on the back top it off for me.

Retailing for $1199. More here.

William Yan Catches Ni*Sky's Street Style On The Train

Funny Will ran into Nicole cause me and my bro ran into her twin sister Natalie earlier today. Heading to the studio she looked as dope as I'm sure Will says Nicole looked haha. Being old friends with stylish artists is pretty awesome. Especially when you've seen them doing it for 20+ years. Follow Nina Sky here.

Will's right, these are the only Jordans we'd wear, too.

*New Music* Happy New Year - 50 Cent

This is like classic new 50 shit if you can believe it. Strong verses, awesome hook and a whole lot of shit talking. He means every word, too.

Download Happy New Year - 50 Cent (TH link)

*The Steve Harvey suits are a little much for me.

"Up There" By The Ritual Project

This is fucking amazing. It's the little details you know? Take some time out and watch this.

Shout to ArtIsLifeNYC 

Swizz World

Hadn't seen the site since Swizz and 'em debuted recently. It's actually pretty fresh and clean. I can dig it. He's taking the art he's producing seriously and seems to have a genuine love for it.

Check out

Cameron Diaz Says Snoop Dogg Sold Her Weed In High-School

Shorty seems just the right amount of fun. Like a girl you might bang out and watch a movie with or something. Might have to slip her an Ambien at some point but not all the time.

Aloe Blacc Performs On Conan [Video]

My man doesn't miss a note or a step! No joke. Watch this kid. He's crazy talented and we share the same lawyer so we're damn near family! Conan seems genuinely impressed.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Playboy's Black Issue?

Anybody know the deal here? Too lazy to do my own research and it looks kinda interesting.

Freddie Gibbs [A Capella Freestyle in Chicago]

Gibbs can rap his ass off and he'd probably smack 90% of the rap game right now. Literally smack.

COMME des GARCONS Homme Plus 2011 Spring/Summer Footwear Collection

"Comme des Garcons, nigga, fuck your fresh"

Men shit.

Hypebeast has a closer look.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Powers Of Ten [Video]

Wild shit. Don't ask me how I found it cause I couldn't even tell you. Smoke something and blow your mind.

YN Turns 40 Years Young In Style

Goat of Hip-Hop Journalism, Elliott "YN" Wilson broke out the big guns for his private 40th birthday party at NYC's Spotted Pig last night. In attendance was sort of a who's who in urban media, as well as some heavyweight rap industry guys, the likes of Paul D. Rosenberg and Jay-Z. Just the minimum, you know? YN being just about the only guy with a pen computer that can muster up names like these with a simple call or text has put him in a different stratosphere of writers all-together and it's made for some great interviews/exclusives over the years, whether in the form of print or the relentless, What he's done for the culture of Hip-Hop is uncanny and for that we wish him nothing but the sweetest continued success.

More pictures here if you care.

Jeremy Westerlund Designed Rolls-Royce Apparition Concept Car

Well, goodness. Kanye & Jay's H*A*M* video whip? Maybe. Student Jeremy Westerlund has designed the Rolls-Royce concept car while studying at the Art Center school of design. That is truly some other shit.

more angles here

Nas & Damian Marley At Tuff Gong Studio [Directed by B+]

Really special footage taken in the legendary studio at the Bob Marley Museum in Jamaica. Intimate and real. Must get out of New York soon. HipHopDX is debuting "Jamaican Journey” vignettes all this week and this is part two of the series to my understanding.

Official Shady Records 2.0 XXL Magazine Cover

Knew there was something off about the last cover. This is confirmed official tissue.

New Banksy Art Discovered In Camden, London

Not immediately confirmed to be an actual Banksy, professionals in this sort of field are almost certain the work is authentic referring to details of past pieces. In a world where celebrities are closer than ever in a sense, the fact that this guy is still this elusive is incredible in itself. Living, breathing, man-made art.

"Could the Sperm piece be a symbolic allusion to there being a Baby Banksy on the way? The Living Room setting perhaps alluding to a more home-like dynamic on the horizon for the famed street artists, suggestive of a man ready to settle down? Pure speculation, of course. Who knows?! Either way, new work from Banksy is always a welcome sight, especially when they’re this mysterious in meaning."

more here

*New Music* Gangbang Rookie - Snoop Dogg feat. Pilot (Produced by Jake One)

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Kanye West, Kings Of Leon, Arcade FIre, The Strokes & Way More Headline Coachella 2011

Wow at this lineup. Might have to make it out this year during my birthday week. Possible Jay Electronica?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

*New* Influencers [In-Depth Series] w/ Steve Stout

So happy to see them extend the excellent Influencers series. Stout is a visionary and not to be overlooked. Definitely homework if you're trying to succeed in this murky business.

Props to the kid.. Papo... for the heads up.

*New Music* Hustle Hard (Remix) - Ace Hood feat. Rick Ross & Lil Wayne

I normally don't post tagged joints but this has Flex's bombs in just the right places so it's all good. Wayne's verse is kinda ill and Ross does a clean flow we haven't heard yet from him.

Download Hustle Hard (Remix) - Ace Hood feat. Rick Ross & Lil Wayne (NR link)

*Why pick that photo out of so many? I'm feeling Rozay's hat.

Chanel See-Through Heels 2011

I don't have any information on these yet but when I do I'll make sure and bring them back around with a more in-depth post. For now let's just oodle over them for a minute. Smoking, smoking hot shoe for your special lady. Not even sure if you can wear these outside or what. Someone put me on.

Travis Barker's "Give The Drummer Some" Cover

Hip-Hop's favorite drummer drops off the artwork for his upcoming debut solo album, Give The Drummer Some. I'm curious to know what you think of the imagery. Too much? Just right? Look like something you wanna get your hands on come March? First official single on it's way featuring Game, Swizz Beatz, Lil Wayne, and Rick Ross. Interesting to say the least.

*Official Video* TDK Chronicles: Nas

Been waiting to see this. Driven by the kind of Nas music we all know and love, the legend rapper talks about the tape era. Brings back so many memories. Hitting that play+record button in time meant everything to me back then. What a world away.

Props to the newly revamped

10.Deep x PRO-Keds Veteran Pack Sneakers

Fresh as fuck. My kind of sneaker. Both a camo and indigo denim version of the Royal Plus you can check out more in detail here. Just a great Spring kick to wear with good shorts and crisp tees. Love the bright blue Pro-Keds logo in the back as a sort of off-set from the camo. These guys know what they're doing.

Cop 'em here

Complete Technique Camera Piece w/ Flash And Finder (Inside Look)

My man Osa gives us a look into his workshop as he chops away at an addition to one of his new creations. The camera piece available at Reed Space, now with a flash and finder. So ill. If you're not familiar with Complete Technique I can't affiliate myself with you.

Spike Jonze Directs New Opening Ceremony Commercial Starring Chloë [Video]

You might not be able to tell exactly what it is that makes Spike Jonze the best. He just is. Filmed on Saturday at the New York store.

*New Music* Roman's Revenge (Remix) - Nicki Minaj feat. Lil Wayne

Weezy riling people up a little bit with the new verse. Supposedly it's a response to the "Baby money" line Hov said on H*A*M*. Wish I cared. Not the greatest Wayne verse in my opinion.

Monday, January 17, 2011

*New Video* Greatest Story Never Told - Saigon (Produced by Just Blaze)

Excited for homie. This is pretty good. Sai's The Greatest Story Never Told drops February 15th.

Givenchy by Carlotta Manaigo for [Lurve]

The dress is kind of over the top but I like it. They call Ms. Lea T one of Riccardo Tisci’s muses. I'm not so into her but she knows how to wear clothes.

more here