Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year, to you reading this right now

Want to thank you all for another year. Long as we can continue putting up that ill shit for you to hopefully enjoy, we will. Wishing you all a happy and productive 2013.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Lil Wayne Drops New Single "Bitches Love Me" w/ Drake & Future

This shit is tough.

DL (Updated)

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Amy Cuddy's TED Talk "Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are"

Want to thank Nation for the heads up on this. TED talks are the cheat code in my opinion. Unbelievable inspiration. This one up top is especially potent. Do yourself the favor.

Nike Roshe Run Sneakers Murdered Out

My bro just got these in a different color and I actually really like the silhouette. All black just makes it even more legit.

$90 via KITH NY

Friday, December 28, 2012

Louie C.K. Talks That Real, Interview w/ James Poniewozik

This isn't new but I never saw it and it's probably one of the best things to watch if you're a creator.

*First post w/ an iPad mini btw.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Fallon, Mariah Carey, The Roots & Kids Sing And Make Holiday Noise For Christmas Cheer

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and all that wonderful feeling good shit to you and yours this season, with love from hopefully one of your favorite blogs on the interwebs.

#Mariahstillgotit #passthecoquito #pepperidgefarmlexingtoncookies #EdgarscribinsteadofRaymondsthisyear #Ihatehashtags #wewantedtogetDarvinaniPhone5
#Fiegiscornyforgettingmad #DjangoorLesMiserablesChristmasday #whatthefuck

Curren$y Drops New Christmas Eve Tape "#3pieceset"

Artwork is dope. Spitta stay consistent.

Download here

T-Post Magazine Feature, "Timeless Tale Shit, jeffstaple Shit" Written By SHIRT (December 2012)

This was so cool to be a part of. Design by jeffstaple, illustration by ALELLI, and words by yours truly. It's real shit too. I remember clear as day hearing about the Pigeon Dunks all those years ago and just being in awe of the kind of showstopper they turned out to be. Timeless tale shit.

You can read the feature here in full. Thanks to everyone involved.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Niggas Flip The Script And Pull Over Cops In The 2 Chainz "I'm Different" (Video)

This shit is tough. Great visual.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Seinfeld Article In NY Times Yesterday Was So Good

Read all 8 pages of this earlier. Really great.

Jerry Seinfeld began his commute after dinner, in no particular hurry. Around quarter to 8 on a drizzly Tuesday, he left his Manhattan home — a palatial duplex apartment with picture windows and a broad terrace overlooking Central Park — and made for a nearby garage. Due to tell jokes at a comedy club downtown, he decided to drive what he calls his “city car”: a 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S. Stepping into the garage, he tugged a thick fabric cover from the car. The interior was a pristine matte black, and the paint job was a startlingly luminous azure. “It’s called Mexico blue — a very traditional Porsche color,” Seinfeld said. “In the ’70s it looked normal, but now it looks insane.”

Continue reading here. There's a video too that's pretty good.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Big Sean Interview w/ The Breakfast Club (Video)

This kid's come a long way & Power 105 has the best interviews, straight up.

Alexander Wang All Black "Objects"

Gift ideas for a man that likes all black things made with texture and crocodile and motherfucking metal and such.

Go here

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Paz de la Huerta Buck Ass Naked For Playboy Magazine

Maybe the hottest editorial on newsstands currently. Shot by Mario Sorrenti.

Full spread here, and you want to look at the full fucking spread.

Bill Fucking Murray For GQ (Jan 2012 Cover Story)

This guy's one of my favorites ever. Although here's the point in which I'd tell you to go out and support print, it's just about Christmas and I'm feeling all warm inside.

Read the cover story here.

*Pink bra as handkerchief is editorial genius.

Earl Sweatshirt "Chum" (Video)

This is kind of ill.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Will Ferrell For Port Magazine Issue #8 (Cover)

Interesting to see the funnyman somewhat good and regular for a moment in time. Cover is great.

When you’re hanging around West Hollywood for a few days, as I did when I met Will Ferrell, you sort of expect to see stars everywhere: at The Coffee Bean, walking out of Equinox, or getting out of their car for dinner at the Tower Bar on Sunset (I saw David Spade there one night). Whenever you see these people, though, they are generally doing their best to be real people, walking with their hats slung low, avoiding attention. So it was a little disconcerting when I met Ferrell. He was wearing a scarlet track jacket, shoes that must have been made up of six colours, and this intense trucker moustache. He would have stuck out in Texas or the 8th grade. But he definitely stuck out in Los Angeles.Ferrell obviously didn’t mind sticking out, but very little about him seemed celebrity-ish. The first I noticed (besides the gear) was how good his table manners were. He held a fork and knife like a character in Downton Abbey and waited to finish chewing before uttering a word. He also laughed a lot, which even though it was I interviewing him, made me feel comfortable joking around with someone who presumably has a high bar for laughter.

More here

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Pharrell Speaks At Art Basel Miami, Takes Questions (Full Video)

Step your next 48 minutes up.

KAWS At Macy's Parade, By Nowness (Dope Video)

The best look at Brian's big win I've seen on the internet yet.

Via Nowness

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

*New Music* El Pollo Loco - T.Shirt

Been a minute, family. Turn that movie shit off.

Via SPKSMEN Mixtape Vol. 1 (Mixed by DJ Wally Sparks)
Produced by Dirty Dan Lewis

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

URNEWYORK Show In Miami This Thursday, "Think Big, Believe Bigger"

Should you find yourself in Miami this week for the ever-growing art festival Basel, you might wanna come find and fuck with us. Here's one of the events you'll see me running around.

Alyssa Miller Photographed By Koray Birand

Great colors and tits and such.

More here.

Young Jeezy Drops New Record, "Stylin'"

Those jeans are brand new.

Jay-Z's "Where I'm From" Barclays Center (Documentary)

Conversation on the train with that woman is so great. May this guy live another 100 years and show us how it's done. For real.

Via Hov's Life+Times

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A$AP ROCKY - LONG.LIVE.A$AP Album Cover, Designed By Virgil Abloh

Shit's crazy. I rarely post just the artwork for an album but this is worth it.

DONDA really moving out here, huh?

"Fucking Problems" video just dropped, too. Watch here.

Monday, December 3, 2012

"By Any Meals" - 5 Borough Food Drive (Full Re-Cap Video) - Shout @BAMupdates, @AristotleBAM

First cut of this I was shown put tears in my eyes. Not gonna even front. Something as simple as putting a hot meal in a deserving person's hand is the work of God. Shout to everybody involved, especially my HotMop family for real.


Yasiin Bey Murks "I Don’t Like" Freestyle

The most def one murders this shit. Still got it.

Hit the play/download:

Friday, November 30, 2012

Pharrell Williams Interviews David Salle & KAWS (Video)

Press play. You might learn something.

Pharrell does this thing, ARTST TLK, where he sits down with world renowned artists and great thinkers and such to speak about their personal philosophies. Pretty dope stuff each time. Why there's a naked girl that comes in halfway to refill water glasses and no one makes any sort of acknowledgment is a little beyond me. I would've probably smacked that ass.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Rick Ross Is GQ Magazine's "Bawse Of the Year"

I would've posted this shit off that photo alone. This big ass brother had some year.

"...let's all stop smoking blunts; let's smoke out of papers."

Link: Rick Ross: Bawse Of the Year

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Photo Op: @Nicoreys For Staple Design Headquarters

Yo, that new Staple office in Midtown is $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Shout to the conglomerates.

*Here's another photo of Jeff. Instagram: StaplePigeon

Street-Famous Graf Writer COST Interview w/ Vandalog

A little bit of newfound respect for an old school guy who touched upon some marketing genius in his day.

"... I was in my relationship with my ex, heavily and I was happy and in love. And it put me in a place where I couldn’t paint. My apartment was a studio and she convinced me to convert it into a home, like a living room, a bedroom. So there went my studio. So she actually was detrimental to my artwork, when I look back. At the time I was happy with her and I was like, “Okay, let’s make a house into a home,” type of thing. But now, I want my studio back. So you know, sometimes things that seem really good in your life at one point, you look back a little later on, 5, 10, 20 years later and you might say, “Wow, that was good then, but was that really good for the grand scheme of my entire existence?” 

V: Would you change anything if you could? 

COST: Now looking back I’m like “What the fuck? What was I doing? I should have been painting and producing,” and I was hanging out and traveling around going upstate to the New England area, down south to Florida, like up and down the east coast a lot. Just chilling out, running my business, and now I look back and there’s this big gap where I didn’t do work. So I need to make up for that now, before I’m dead. But you know, I don’t really have regrets. It’s part of my life. It puts me exactly where I need to be..."

Continue reading here

Big Sean Drops Red Italian Leather adidas Originals "Detroit Player Pro Model II"

These are crazzzzzzzzy. Fuck, I need. Shout to Sean.

Dropping exclusively at Puffer Reds (in Michigan) on December 1st. Complex talks full details with adidas Originals Design Director Brian Foresta here.

Watch Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Documentary "Bad 25" Right Now (Video)

If you haven't watched this yet, I promise you're playing yourself. It's so good. Michael was a beast. Long live the music.

Shout to Hulu.

Supermodel Gisele Being Sexy For Terry Richardson

Here's my most recent entry for "Shiny photos of pretty bitches by Terry". Gisele is kind of gorgeous though.

Few more

Saturday, November 24, 2012

"You Want It You Buy It You Forget It"

Words, & opinion-art by Barbara Kruger for the NY Times today.

"Guerrilla Fashion: The Story of Supreme" - NY Times

Great look into the mind of one of the illest brands to do it.

Huge lines, once endemic to its New York flagship in SoHo, now form at satellite stores in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo and other cities. The current issue of British GQ Style, a men’s fashion bible, hails Supreme as “the coolest streetwear brand in the world right now.” And the Berlin culture magazine O32c called it “the Holy Grail of high youth street culture.” The Business of Fashion site called it “the Chanel of downtown streetwear.”

Continue reading here

Lil Wayne's "No Worries" Fear & Loathing-Inspired Video, & MTV Interview

I like this.

MTV has a dope half an hour long interview you can watch filled with advertisements in-between and all here. Wayne talks everything with a bunch of clarity. He says Kanye and company (design collective DONDA) is doing the I Am Not A Human Being full album packaging.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Jordan Bred 4's Available Now

Not resting easy till I pick up a pair or two of these at retail price. Fuck.

If you don't care to pay a little more try

New Video: Young Jeezy - Get Right (Official)

Been too long since some dope rap video shit came out. Jeezy gets things right again.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

T.I.'s "Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Heart" Album Cover Kills

This shit is dope. And I usually hate mainstream rap covers.

*Still waiting on clarification on who designed this. Will update.

Maybe Cleanest Nike Air Force 1 Ever, Foamposite Max Black Friday 2012 Release

Stupid. Just stupid.

More pics, details.

Playboy Africa November 2012 Cover Is Incredible

Best cover on stands right now.

*Hate being that guy but my instagram from 2 months ago.

Monday, November 19, 2012

12.12.12 Sandy Benefit Concert w/ Kanye West, Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys, The Who etc.

Billy Joel and 'Ye alone make this shit kind of epic. Not to mention proceeds go to helping Hurricane Sandy victims.

More information can be found here.

"And I don't need rap, man, I could've did photography"

Finally got around to getting a few photos I've taken in the last year all in one place.

Official Vintage Ralph Lauren Site Bringing Back Infamous Polo Bear Collection (Photos)

This little guy in the different outfits was probably one of the biggest reasons I fell in love with the RL brand early like I did. I'm sure that's the case for most kids running around trying to get fly in the 90's.

Go here and vote for your favorite.

Obama Family Boarding Air Force One (Photo)

Love this.

Props to NYT Photographer Doug Mills

Friday, November 16, 2012

By Any Means & Hood Chef Present “By Any Meals: A 5 Borough Food Drive.”

You gotta give it up for kids working hard to make a life for themselves and the people around them yet still taking the time out to give back any way they can. I want to send a special a shout out to the By Any Means team for doing just that, and I urge you to make whatever small or large donation you can toward the cause. It's a great one.

This Thanksgiving 2012, By Any Means will launch its first annual charity initiative “By Any Meals: A 5 Borough Food Drive.” Our goal is to raise enough money and collect enough non-perishable goods for at least 500 people to have a hot plate of Turkey with all the fixings, as well as a bag of food to bring home with them on Thanksgiving Day. 

More information here

Awesome Minute & A Half Kanye Verse On Rihanna's New "Diamonds (Remix)"

More Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii. Great 'Ye verse.

"voices in my head, I need choices in my bed, ahhhhhh get out my fuckin' head, it's just me and my bad bitch"

(DL link)

Rihanna 777 Interview w/ Facebook

Talking that real. I really like a lot of the stuff she says.

And fuck my life, naked on GQ:

New Balance x Size? x @StaplePigeon 577 "Black Pigeons" + Free Pair Details

Sure to be another major release from the family at Staple Design. On sale tomorrow at Reed Space NYC at 12 noon (there's a line already). Buzz aside, them shits kind of kill.

Jeff & Co. are being ever so kind in giving a pair away free, too. Can't really go wrong, buy a dope tee, maybe win sneakers. Details here.

Jay-Z - HD Performance Barclay's Center Footage "Dead Presidents/Can I Live"

That kid Hova came a long way.

"We shine, they feel the ambience, y'all niggas just rhyme"

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

New Flume Album w/ T.Shirt Featured "On Top", Debuts At #1 On iTunes

This is pretty cool. Did a record for my man Flume's new album that just dropped on top of the Australian Music Top 100 charts. Like, I'm talking #1 on the charts. Rolling Stone reviewed it and even singled out the feature, going as far as mentioning "LA rapper T-Shirt" haha. I'll take it. Shout to Flume and everybody at Future Classics on the great job.

"On Top (feat. T.Shirt)"

Stream + buy new FLUME album here now.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Lady Gaga Releases Her Mix Of Kendrick Lamar Song "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe"

This is mad interesting. I think I like the album version better but this is nice.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Obama Wins Over Country For 2nd Term (Amazing Photo)


Photo by Doug Mills.

Vintage Kate Moss Photos Via New Rizzoli Book Out Now

New Vanity Fair article inspired a little bit of a search for some of the outtake shots of Kate you may or may not think are the supermodel's most ravishing.

Full VF slideshow here, photos from new Rizzoli book.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

"An Ode to Creative Work" by Behance

Need a little bit of this every now and then.

Via StapleDesign


I do my best not to speak out of my ass most days. If I don't know much about something you won't catch me acting like I do. So in order to say these next few sentences it took me reading a bunch, listening a bunch, and flat out educating myself. Obama is the stronger candidate on the major issues I think most people [should] care about. Not to mention, our President and deserves a full and fair 8-year term to do his best for our country. Get out there and vote.

*New Video* Comatose - Nina Sky

Nicole and Natalie bring us further into their brand of R&B/Dance with style and grace, off their latest EP. Directed by Alex Lee & Kyle Wightman.

New Steel Tipped Dove Beat Tape "ZAPHOD"

When this kid is on he's really on. I'd tell you which joint on here I love the most but I might put raps on it. 

Listen/cop here for $2.

This kid is the fucking arts. Support the fucking arts.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

New York Magazine Stunning Cover Photo Of A Dark City

Support print. Because look at this shit it's awesome.

"The easiest part of a harried three days came Friday around noon, when we met to settle on the cover. A photograph taken by Iwan Baan on Wednesday night, showing the Island of Manhattan, half aglow and half in dark, was the clear choice, for the way it fit with the bigger story we have tried to tell here about a powerful city rendered powerless. We crammed back into the conference room, raced to finish our pages, and hoped, like other New Yorkers, that everyone would find the lights on when they got home." 

On newsstands now.