Wednesday, December 30, 2015

American Painter Ellsworth Kelly Dies In His Studio At 92 Years Young

Kelly's work has been some of my favorite over the last couple years. I'd suggest hitting your favorite googles to see more. As sad as this is, 92 years creating is one hell of a life lived. I remember chasing a building he painted and added a sculpture to in LA two summers ago. I waited an hour for a truck to leave just to get a clear photo of it.

There's all these great and detailed things you can read about Ellsworth's prolific life and career. Here's a couple of my favorite:

New York Times  
Artspace Q&A

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Killer Mike Sits Down w/ Bernie Sanders For In-Depth Conversation on America

Mike out here representing the culture so well. Take some time with this one and get hip. 6-part series starting with the first above.

Puff Drops “Old Man Wildin” Feat. Jadakiss and Styles P

Puff still hitting with the joints.

MMM album now on iTunes

Tom Sachs and JJ Peet Ceramics Show In San Francisco This January

This is probably gon be tight.


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Shirt Releases "Queens To Hollywood" Song + Video Clip

Little known Seth Price footage surely courtesy of

Song via bonus sessions during Rap Money EP recordings.

Rap Money EP available everywhere now.
Stream it here

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

New Nike Adidas Shirts In Black Available Now

New styles up. I love these shits so much I can cry.


Bernie Sanders Interview w/ Rolling Stone

This is great. On some dope question and answers, you know? This upcoming election is especially important to me and I might start making more of a big deal about it.

This whole part here is so money:

You've had a front-row seat for the gridlock here in D.C. dogging President Obama. What chance do you see of getting your agenda through Congress?

If we win this election, it will have said that the political revolution is moving forward. In other words: I will not get elected unless there is a huge increase in voter turnout. That's a simple fact. And I will not get elected unless there are a lot of working-class people, who have turned their backs on the political system, now getting engaged in the system. Young people now getting engaged. And I will not get elected unless there is a significant increase in public consciousness. The Republicans get away with murder. They cast horrendous votes with the full expectation that most Americans don't know what they're doing. If I am elected president, the American people will know what [Republicans] are doing. And here's the good news: The Republican agenda is a very unpopular agenda. If people really understand what goes on here in Washington, and the power of big money and the power of corporate America and the power of Wall Street, then we will be able to get that agenda through. 

How would you keep your supporters involved from the Oval Office?

Look, politicians respond. If the people are asleep and not involved, they respond to the lobbyists and donors. But when people speak up and fight, if you want to survive [as a politician], you have to respond. My job is to activate people to fight for their rights and to force Congress to respond to the needs of working families. What the president can do is to say to the American people, "OK, if you think that it is important that public colleges and universities are tuition-free, and that that program be paid for based on a tax on Wall Street speculation, well, on March 15th there is going to be a vote in the House, and let's see if we can bring large numbers of people here to Washington to say hello to members of Congress. Let us make every member of Congress aware that millions of people are involved in this issue. They know how you are going to vote." Of course we'll win that. 

Continue reading here

M.I.A. "Borders" Video

So dope.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Shirt Surprise Drops New 6-Track EP "Rap Money" Out On Chicago's @ClosedSessions

First full project ever on iTunes. First time fucking with a label. First time with a little $ to play with for beats/sample clearances, features etc. Songs recorded in New York & LA over multiple trips back and forth.


Famous All My Life
Phantom (Redux)
Vanity Fair
7 Billion People
Let It Go (Feat. Nina Sky)
100 Years (Bonus)

Buy on iTunes here
Stream it on Soundcloud here

Stay close

Pussy Riot Drops "Refugees In" Video Shot In Banksy's 'Dismaland' Theme Park

This is some dream video shit. Props to Pussy for getting it accomplished. Shot beautifully by Ralf Schmerberg. Read the description in the video too.


Friday, November 20, 2015

Shia LaBeouf Talks #AllMyMovies w/ @NEWHIVE After Spending 3 Days Straight In Angelika Film Center

Say what you want about this kid but I think he's one of the more interesting movie stars we've ever seen. Until you're making millions from dumb shit yet still dedicate yourself to this level of discipline in your art, please chill.

LaBeouf: I can’t articulate how big this was. I don’t even know yet. All I know is I feel the weight of it. I’m walking through the streets and I’m smiling, like a cartoon character…I felt extraordinary support…Once you press play on your life and you open up and there’s that vulnerability and not only are people getting the artistic side of you but they’re getting the human side of you, watching that, you’ve shared everything. And the fact that you can walk out of there and people are still nodding at you and giving you a thumb’s up…it’s something else. I really don’t even know what it is yet, because I haven’t sat on it or done any writing or thought about it at all. I just know if I can explain a feeling, I feel lighter today. I feel love today. It’s as simple as this: I used to order my coffee and when they’d say, “Hey what’s your name?” I’d say James, because I didn’t want them to say my name. 

Turner: Someone walked up in the gallery we were in today and said, “Hey, are you Shia?” and normally every time we’re together it’s like “no no no.” But for the first time ever today, “Hey are you Shia?” “Yeah.” 

LaBeouf: I would never claim my name. And today it’s just something different, it’s as simple as that. And it’s not through thought it’s just “that’s me” and I’m cool with that. It’s the first time really in my life, before the other shows, because all of the other shows never changed my coffee order name. This shit changed my coffee order name, which in turn, changed my sense of self.

Continue reading here

Pusha T Drops New "Untouchable" Joint/Video

This nigga with my only rap competition for the month.

Friday, November 13, 2015

New Shirt Album "Nike Adidas Records" Available Now Free

All season with the goods.

Words From My Chick  (Produced by Krak) 
Cuba  (Produced by United Crates & Bass Estrada) 
Bengal Tiger  (Produced by United Crates) 
Turning 17  (Produced by TC & Cheatcode) 
Theory  (Produced by High Frequency) 
Attitude Tupac  (Produced by Steel Tipped Dove) 
Chuchi & Jujo  (Produced by Springtime Carnivore) 
Friends Like Family  (Produced by Supreme Breed) 
All Season  (Produced by Goodson) 
Make Me Come  (Produced by DJ Dahi) 
No Records Sold  (Produced by 20th Letter) 
Top Of The Whitney  (Produced by San Holo) 


Download the album direct here

Stream the project here

New Kenneth Goldsmith Book "Capital: New York, Capital of the 20th Century" On Sale Now

Was able to get my hands on one of these early and couldn't even believe how beautiful and important the shit is.

Here is a kaleidoscopic assemblage and poetic history of New York: an unparalleled and original homage to the city, composed entirely of quotations. Drawn from a huge array of sources—histories, memoirs, newspaper articles, novels, government documents, emails—and organized into interpretive categories that reveal the philosophical architecture of the city, Capital is the ne plus ultra of books on the ultimate megalopolis.

50% off here until November 18th

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Shirt Drops New "Theory" Record w/ Kenneth Goldsmith, Announces New Album "Nike Adidas Records"

The kid dropped this up top yesterday, and just announced on a new album Nike Adidas Records dropping tomorrow at 9am.

THEORY, is a musical collaboration between MoMA's first poet laureate, founder and editor of UbuWeb, Kenneth Goldsmith, and New York rap artist Shirt. The beat is produced by the UK's High Frequency. Each of Shirt's lyrics were taken from Goldsmith's book THEORY, which he printed on a 500 sheet ream of paper and published this past July ( This video features photos of 31 pages from that book.

On Soundcloud too

Monday, November 9, 2015

Adele Covers I-D Magazine, Interview & Photos

I-D won the who got the best Adele cover out this week my bad. Photos by Alasdair McLellan are great.

We can read the interview together here

Steel Tipped Dove Drops New Album "This Is Here For Us Now"

That crazy sonavabitch in Brooklyn keeps cranking out some of the most interesting music in the city. This one no different.

Shirt feature on "5'11 In Timbs" and all.


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Puff Daddy Drops The Dope Ass "MMM" Album For Free

Big homie caught one on this.  Production and lyrics are A1. Rap album of the year contender, fuck what you heard.

Download via HNHH

Raf Simons Talks The Importance Of Slowing Down To Think

Your man drops some jewels as expected.

"When you do six shows a year, there’s not enough time for the whole process," he explains. "Technically, yes — the people who make the samples, do the stitching, they can do it. But you have no incubation time for ideas, and incubation time is very important. When you try an idea, you look at it and think, Hmm, let’s put it away for a week and think about it later. But that’s never possible when you have only one team working on all the collections." 

"Also," he goes on, "what people forget is that when you do a runway show, it eats time away from your schedule. Just the prep time before a show is six or seven days, especially when you are showing abroad." "So you’re constantly creating," I say, "with no time." 

"But I have no problem with the continuous creative process," he says. ‘Because it’s the reason I’m in this world. It’s always happening. I just did a show yesterday. Just now, while waiting in the car, I sent four or five ideas to myself by text message, so I don’t forget them. They are always coming." 

Continue reading here

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Travis Scott feat. Kanye West "Piss On Your Grave" (Video)

Video brings the shit all together for sure. Masterfully directed by Nabil. Yasiin cameo is A+.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Shirt's "$250 On Soundcloud" Campaign Yields Six New Songs Available To Stream Now

Had an idea out the blue and now there's 6 new joints on my Soundcloud in just as many days. Mad love to the producers who reached out. Not just those that paid the $250 and were excited to pay, but even the kids who kept it real and told me they were broke but still wanted to bless my inbox. As usual you listen to some of these guys from around the world and hear the love for this rap shit seep through everything they make. I'm convinced Top 10 rappers we think fell off or never had a classic can make just that fucking with the kids I got.

Adele Premieres First Single & Video In 5 Years "Hello"

This shit been in my head since I first heard it yesterday. What a hook, what a voice.

New album 25 is out November 20th, 2015

DJ Rude One feat. Your Old Droog "Mr. Goodbar"

The homie Rude is dropping his first album in 10 years, ONEderful, in 2016. This is the first single with NY spitter Droog. Beat is too crazy.

Q-Tip's "Abstract Radio" Featuring Dave Chappelle, Leonardo DiCaprio & Chris Rock

Gotta get into this.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

New Nike Adidas Shirt

"Designed" a tee. Really I had an idea and needed to see it get done. Shit is beautiful to me and as far as Google goes, no one's ever done it.

$40 w/ free shipping in US via

Arthur Kar In LA

Inspiring. "See you in Paris."

Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives (Trailer) + Tickets To Screenings

This looks so ill. Such an amazing thing when some of the OG's of the culture with great stories can make something quality and relevant for people to watch and digest now.

Watch the trailer and get tickets for this week in NY here

*Also, Eskay saw it

Adidas Superstar Prime Knit (Well shit, @adidasoriginals)

Low key one of the most beautiful sneakers to come out all year.

Dropping in the US October 10th at adidas originals.


Rihanna Covers November Vanity Fair, Shot Naked In Cuba By Annie Leibovitz

Say what you want but the island girl forever got the magic.

“I always see the best in people,” she says. “I hope for the best, and I always look for that little bit of good, that potential, and I wait for it to blossom. You want them to feel good being a man, but now men are afraid to be men. They think being a real man is actually being a pussy, that if you take a chair out for a lady, or you’re nice or even affectionate to your girl in front of your boys, you’re less of a man. It’s so sick. They won’t be a gentleman because that makes them appear soft. That’s what we’re dealing with now, a hundred percent, and girls are settling for that, but I won’t. I will wait forever if I have to … but that’s O.K. You have to be screwed over enough times to know, but now I’m hoping for more than these guys can actually give. 

“That’s why I haven’t been having sex or even really seeing anybody,” she says, “because I don’t want to wake up the next day feeling guilty. I mean I get horny, I’m human, I’m a woman, I want to have sex. But what am I going to do—just find the first random cute dude that I think is going to be a great ride for the night and then tomorrow I wake up feeling empty and hollow? He has a great story and I’m like … what am I doing? I can’t do it to myself. I cannot. It has a little bit to do with fame and a lot to do with the woman that I am. And that saves me.”

Read the interview here

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Shirt Releases Personal "Bengal Tiger" Video

Watch this shit big and put it up loud.

Song produced by United Crates.  Damn near producer of the year in my book.

Kenneth Goldsmith In The New Yorker, "Something Borrowed"

People hate this guy. I think he's a treasure. Long live Marcel Duchamp!

Goldsmith’s book “New York: Capital of the 20th Century,” which will be published this month, is a portrait of New York City. It is based on “The Arcades Project,” Walter Benjamin’s portrait of nineteenth-century Paris, assembled mainly during the nineteen-thirties. Benjamin relies heavily on passages taken from other writers. “New York” is half a million words long. Goldsmith spent ten years in libraries copying sentences, which he organized into two categories, concrete and abstract. Concrete subjects include Times Square and the World’s Fairs of 1939 and 1964. Abstract subjects include “grid” and “loneliness.” Baudelaire is the protagonist of Benjamin’s book, in the sense that he seemed to typify the period. Robert Mapplethorpe is the protagonist of “New York.” Whereas Benjamin wrote commentaries on the passages he copied, Goldsmith did not add a word of his own to “New York.”

Read here

Rick Ross (@RickyRozay) "Black Dollar" Tape & New Verses

Your boy stays killing the verses and progressing. You just gotta be listening.

Download the Black Dollar tape free here

NR has new shit produced by Jake One.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Self-Made Billionaire @UnreasonableEli Opens Maybe Illest Contemporary Art Museum Of Its Kind In Downtown LA

Need to get back out West if just for this. You gotta fucking love shit like this. The collection is unmatched by any standard and even works not up for display are in a special room able to be viewed by the public.

Not to mention admission is free.

COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT x Supreme x Timberland

If I don't one day finesse an official COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT x SHIRT collab, feel free to call me a failure. These are crazy. September 24th.

Via HB

Thursday, September 3, 2015

New Weeknd Video "Tell Your Friends"

Song produced by Kanye. Swag on this on 1000. One of my favorite things out. Off the new album everyone's going crazy for.

New Palace Clothing Dropping September 9th

Fucking with the gear heavy lately. Web shop back open next Wednesday.

Via Palace

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Shirt Drops "Hurt My Heart (Freestyle)" About Drake/Meek Mill Battle

It's Hip-Hop, it gotta mean something...

Produced by Steel Tipped Dove

Instagram Beauty @ElizabethSmart_ Pregnant & Naked

Creepy post aside, I love everything about this. Taken over a year ago but Kim-inspired to post today of course, and gorgeous nonetheless. Shout to momma's everywhere.

Via IG

New Kaws Print "You Should Know I Know"

Drops tomorrow at Pace in NY. Only 250 made.

Via ArrestedMotion

Dr. Dre Releases New "Compton" Album

Detox is never coming but goddammit the Doc hasn't missed a step. I heard someone say there isn't a wak verse on this shit and I might have to agree.

P.S. Was almost a part of history.

RIP Sean Price

P was one of the first guys I found through Nahright and really fucked with. I always thought to get a little bit of money up and reach out to do a record. For all the guns and bully talk the man brought you into his Brooklyn world masterfully. This hurts.

Help donate to P's family if possible, as set up by Duck Down Records.

Photo by Alexander Richter


Robin Williams // "Make your lives extraordinary."

Meryl Streep // "It's amazing what you can get when you quietly, clearly, and authoritatively demand it." 

I like this site/instagram. Nation put me on.


Sunday, July 12, 2015

New Shirt "Cuba"

New shit. New everything on the way.

Produced by United CratesBass Estrada
Photo by Brook Bobbins


.@JJJJound Conversation From Saturdays Magazine Issue #004

IMO you really should be able to find this to read online. Too many kids can't afford a $25 magazine. I'll always help where I can.

It is a fly magazine though. And there's no advertisements—so we're talking really great editorial from cover to cover.

Via Saturdays

Nike Air Max Plus Europe Colorways

So fucking good. Only released in Foot Locker Europe currently. There's other colors that are crazy too.

Via HB

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Shirt RAP Boards Available For Purchase, Free Shipping

2ft x 2ft
Numbered; acrylic on wood

$150 w/ free shipping
Buy here

International shipping available but must be a separate transaction.

Nina Simone Documentary On Netflix

We loved this. A peek into the maddening genius that was Ms. Simone.

For God sakes get a Netflix account login from someone.

"Yoko Ono: One Woman Show" At Moma

Important work. You'll run into a lot of Yoko Ono haters in your life but never doubt she was an original through and through.

Through September 7th, 2015

Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street 
New York, NY 10019

Rihanna "Bitch Better Have My Money" (Video)

Video is gangster. Directed by Rihanna.

Watch here or your favorite service.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Sneakers From A Blog

I haven't looked into what these are but they're kind of crazy.

Via Haw-lin

Vic Mensa Feat. Kanye West "U Mad" (New Video)

Video is crazy. Really strong.

Directed by Grant Singer.

New Beirut "No No No" Is So Good

This shit is amazing. New album No No No comes out September 11th.

Listen here

i-D 35th Anniversary Covers By Supreme, Alexander Wang, Karl Lagerfeld etc

A few of these are fly but I hear very hard to get your hands on.

Via Highs