Saturday, August 27, 2011

*New Video* Ode To Raekwon - T.Shirt

Directed by RONIN / Designed by JOHN
Courtesy of Hotmop Films 2011

Off T.Shirt's (@sweatshirt) I Should Just Chill album available here or

COMING SOON (@sweatshirt)


Vote For T.Shirt To Get A Billboard In Times Square (Courtesy Of @Aboutdotme)

This seems like a great contest and I could use the exposure. Fuck a billboard hit, I want a billboard...I'm saying. It's a one-click vote thing that pops up right here. 5 seconds of your time for a good cause.

Pirelli Calender Preview! Kate Moss' Tits!

Oh boy. New Pirelli. Mario Sorrenti, Kate Moss, others. Whoa. December 6th.

Bit more of a preview here.

Nike AF1 Seamless Grey Suede Fall/Winter 2011

Fucking incredible. Nike is killing me lately with these seamless joints and I've yet to see this grey suede one. It's just so nice.

I'm not sure when or where this specific pair is at the moment but my guess would be to stay updated on and make regular visits to 21 Mercer if you're in the NYC area like yours truly. I shall be there every week till the day I die.

‘Tokyo Rising’ Featuring Pharrell Williams (Teaser Video)

This looks super interesting. Nice to see Pharrell out on the streets doing some good, bringing light to something so important as a whole city of people were affected earlier this year.

*New Music* Smoke Sumthin' - Curren$y feat. Lil Wayne

Maaaaaaaaaaaan. Wayne murks this fucking guest verse. Spitta sounds like a bubbling fool when compared to a professional. Yikes. Nice to see them put all the past and weirdness behind them though.

Download Smoke Sumthin - Curren$y feat. Lil Wayne (NR link)

Naked Nobuyoshi Araki x Lady Gaga Photos Emerge

Biggest pop star in the world looking like a dirty craigslist hooker. Wow. The Polaroid outtakes are taken by photography legend Nobuyoshi Araki. Google image that son of a bitch. He makes Terry Richardson shots look like high school yearbook shit.

*Might be time to put those Lady Gaga has a dick rumors to sleep.

Friday, August 26, 2011

New World Trade Center "Freedom Tower" Going Up Quickly (Photo by @ROhotmopFILMS)

My best friend Ronin took this photo yesterday while doing some work near the site. I live in New York and I'm downtown almost every day of my life and I had no idea there was this much of the new tower erected already. That's something. Really strong photo.

*New Video* Cheers (Drink To That) - Rihanna

God, I love this bitch.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Aaliyah, 10 Year Anniversary

10 year ago today. So fucking sad. Gorgeous, super talented and gone in an instant. RIP, babygirl.

An Updated Classic, Timberland® 6” Premium Waterproof Boot

Guess what I'll be rocking this fall? Shout to my guy who cannot be named for the hook up. New anti-fatigue comfort technology and flexible footbed. Excited for the cold...

By the way, Will Yan did a whole project surrounding the release of these. Check it here.

Lil Wayne's Carter IV Leaks, Listen To My Fav Cut "President Carter"

Unfortunately for the nigga Weezy, this entire thing leaked last night. There was a lot of buzz around a particular "Jay-Z diss" but it's pretty much nothing and everyone is going nuts. I took a listen to the album from start to finish on my way home last night and I just wanted to post my favorite cut of the moment, rather than add to the ridiculous hype. I'm hoping people still go out this coming Tuesday and support what I think is a real solid effort of an album. Wayne is so fucking entertaining.

(Just a stream, for now. Hulkshare's gonna remove it soon anyway)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Supreme Fall/Winter 2011 – Aerial (Video)

This is doooope. Every now and then a brand or someone will do something I'm so mad I didn't think of first. This is one of those moments.

New Hublot Chukker Bang Watch

Mothafucking Jay-Z says it and you see it. I mean, in all actuality guys at Hypebeast have been posting Hublots for years now. I've always liked them and respected their craftsmanship but as far as design-wise, they're just too over the top for my taste. This one is an exception. Just gorgeous. More here.

Named the “Chukker Bang,” this limited timepiece is developed alongside Hublot brand ambassador and world renowned polo player Facundo Pieres. The new model is based on the brand’s signature Big Bang model that features lavish technical detailing, sophisticated leather strap, “Chukker Bang” engraving at the caseback, and a special 7 minute and 30 second counter which reflects chukka, or the length of one period of play in a polo match. The watch is available either in a titanium version or in a more glamorous version with a diamond-set grille.

T.Shirt Feature In The Stool Pigeon UK Newspaper

Things are mooooving. UK music newspaper The Stool Pigeon featured the kid in their new issue out now on the streets overseas. I'm still waiting of my physical copies but they just put it up online. I don't know how I feel about the overall tone of the piece but it's still appreciated. You be the judge.

Read here.

*Once again, shout to Andy J. Scott for the great photos shot in LA.

"The Throne (Kanye West & Jay-Z) Cover New Issue Of Respect Magazine

I don't like how it's an unofficial image they used but I'm still holding out faith that Elliott Wilson brought it home inside. That tag line, Watch The Throne is the most important album in Hip-Hop history. And we can prove it! is gangster, haha. We'll keep you in the loop once some more info drops. Hits stands September 6th.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

*New Video* Clams Casino - I'm God

Amazing visual and song. Just wow.

*Wait till you see what me, Ronin & Stephen have cooking.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Nike Sportswear Holiday Collection 2011 (Vac Techs!!!!!)

Wow. I'm hooked. I'm so into the new Vac Tech models I can't even breathe. There's a few other models but they mean nothing to me so they're not going up.

*New Music* The Zone - The Weeknd feat. Drake + Thursday (Mixtape)

Slowly die a sexy death for close to 7 minutes if you have the stomach for it. I'm not sure how many or who many these Weeknd kids are but they got a whole lot of attention being associated with Drizzy Drake. Here he is on one of the tracks off a new mixtape that dropped like an hour ago.

Download The Zone - The Weeknd feat. Drake

*Shout out NR for clean links and yeah.

*New Video* Frick Park Market - Mac Miller

I don't really dig this all that much personally but I respect almost everything about it. I think the video is cool, the song, the artwork etc. The fact the shit means something to the kid and all that. Good stuff. Debut album, Blue Slide Park coming in November.

*Donald Trump cosigns. Kind of ridiculous.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Edita Vilkevicute for Numéro China

A beautiful photo by Kai z. Feng for the simple enough reason I love to inject beauty in the middle of a shitty rap blog. Some more from the shoot here.

*New Music* Amen - Pusha feat. Kanye West & Young Jeezy (No Tags, CDQ)

Shit is tough. No doubt about it. Ye' is my favorite at this point. Pusha doing real good.

Download Amen - Pusha feat. Kanye West & Young Jeezy

*New Video* Work Out - J. Cole

This video makes me sad. I don't even wanna talk about it.

*New Music* Born In The Trap - The Game (Produced by DJ Premier) + Good Girls Gone Bad feat. Drake

Game says real ass shit on this. Great wordplay and all. The much delayed Red Album is finally dropping on August 23rd from what I hear. I'm not sure why but I want this nigga to win.

*I normally don't post joints until the CDQ's drop but I can't wait on this and I think you should be fucking with it now.

Download Born In The Trap - The Game (Produced by DJ Premier)

*Bonus* Download the great, Good Girls Gone Bad (Courtesy of Lowkey)

*Game's on fire.

Kidult Attacks Kenzo Stores In Paris (Video)

This kid isn't playing around. He's corny as fuck with the slowed down voice and Halloween mask but I gotta admit, he's pretty effective. We had a theory that the work was a whole big ploy to bring attention to the brands and actually sanctioned but I don't know at this point.

Curren$y x Diamond Supply Co. Sneakers

These are kind of ill. Happy for Spitta on the new endeavors. Diamond Supply Co. took the classic silhouette and slightly upgraded it to feature leather panels, a Diamond logo tongue and an all-over weed leaf print. Black, white or green. High or low, though I'm guessing you'll be high either way.

More looks from Highsnobiety here.

Friday, August 12, 2011

*New Video* Peso - ASAP Rocky

I'm fucking with this. Something special about it. Kid's been getting a lot of cosigns as of late and I can see why. Video directed by Abteen Bagheri.

*New Music* She Will - Lil Wayne feat. Drake

Pretty cool. Big hook by the kid Drizz. Wayne on that Wayne shit. Produced by T-Minus. Tha Carter IV drops August 29th, 2011.

Download She Will - Lil Wayne feat. Drake (YK2 link)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

*New Video* Otis - Jay-Z x Kanye West (Directed By Spike Jonze)

Video of the year. Hov looks half his age. Fucking awesome, so much fun.

The vehicle used in this visual will be offered up for auction. Proceeds will be donated towards the East African Drought Disaster.

Monday, August 8, 2011

T.Shirt Interview w/

This is some in-depth shit. Thank you goes to the director of TheSoullective for reaching out last month before I went to LA. I've never done a song breakdown like that before either so it took a minute.

One of the main reasons I gravitated towards your music is because you have this raw style that reminds me of early 90s, New York hip hop. I immediately think of Wu Tang, Mobb Deep and Nasty Nas when I hear you. Why do you think that New York has gotten away from that style of rap?

Thanks for the big comparisons. Honestly, it’s just a different world. It’s literally not the same New York it was in the 90’s. I’m not mad at it. We had that and now there’s all this. If you’re lucky enough to have made it through with some great memories of how it used to be then sweet, but we’re making some brand new great memories now. I think rappers getting away from that raw sound you talk about is merely due to the music they stopped listening to. The parties they stopped going to, the people they stopped hanging around. Everything around you creeps into the sound and song content. Believe me there’s still a lot of “raw hip-hop” being made, it’s just terrible. Sure, Jay isn’t telling Reasonable Doubt stories anymore but I think most of the music he’s making now is fucking incredible. True artists never stay the same. I have no gripes with where anything’s gone, just the labels people use to describe something they don’t understand.

Interview + Art Bully (lyrics, breakdown) (Separate, direct links)

Photo by Andy J. Scott

Lil Wayne Touches Up New Record w/ Drake (Part Two)

Word up. Drops tomorrow.

New Huf Collection Drop 1 (Fall 2011)

These are really nice. They fit my steez right now too. I can't tell you what I mean cause I'd have to kill you. Huf doing a clean ass look. There's a series of low and high top sneakers, mostly tonal colorways, mixing suede and canvas on the upper.

Highsnobiety has more looks here.

Jay-Z & Kanye West's New Album Drops

Watch The Throne is out. Album of the year.

Buy it digitally here, or wait till Friday, August 12th to buy it in Best Buy.

Waka Flocka Interviews Tyler The Creator For Interview Magazine

I can't even front. I never held my tongue on how I felt about Tyler's music but to ignore the artwork, the sensibility and such the young man is bringing to the table wouldn't be right. In the latest of his heavy magazine exposure Interview gets Flockavelli to ask some questions via an awkward telephone call. The photos are incredible.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

"A Bathing Ape" Corduroy BAPESTAS

Actually really, really into these. You know me and texture, haha. I've never owned a pair of Bapesta's in my life but the classic Air Force One silhouette and some special material can for sure have me spend the money.

The website gives me a headache but you can buy these before me if you like by going here. Also, on a similar note, Jay-Z just partnered up with Pharrell and bought into BBC. Show you how to do this, son? We'll have to wait and see.

Inspiration... still on and popping, come hang out for a bit.

"Watch The Throne" Trailer # 2 (Video) No Leaks!!!!!

This shit is awesome. Everything about this Watch The Throne album looks crazy. We're almost 24 hours till the August 8th release date and not a God damn thing leaked yet! Incredible. Pre-order here now and get it midnight tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

T.Shirt's "Ode To Raekwon" Makes TheSmokingSection's "Top 75 Songs Of 2011 We’ve Enjoyed So Far"

Happy to be a part of this. I can't front. I want lists. I make this shit for it to be acknowledged and felt. These guys do a great job of getting you up to date. Go here.

T.Shirt - "Ode To Raekwon" -- New York bravado rap at its full color finest. The best way to listen to T-Shirt's "Ode" is close your eyes and allow his abilities with imagery to take you there. [link]

*New Music* I'm On It - 50 Cent (Mastered, CDQ)

Shit, man. I don't know how he does it. I heard this song and thought it was corny at first, then I heard it a couple days later and felt I needed to hear it again, and again. Now I feel compelled to post it. I can't call it anymore.

Download I'm On It - 50 Cent (Produced by The Cataraks) (NR link)

"One Day On Earth"

Heard about this for a while now and it's pretty fascinating. "Everything you are about to see was filmed on the same day... in every country of the world." It's wild to see how vastly different it could look and smell and feel and... no but there's something so similar, too. What a world. Thanks to StapleDesign for the heads up.

Will Divide In "Fire At Will" Coming Soon

My mans and them have a new look they're eager to show off, as well as a new project due for Fall. The artwork is incredible as usual, designed by Reno Msad.

Cristina Tosio By Hunter & Gatti For ABC

There's not much Summer left so I say let's embrace what we can. Here's a collection of swimsuits styled by Beñat Yanci I can get used to. Not to mention we can play connect the sexy birthmarks. More here.