Thursday, October 29, 2009
9:31 PM | Posted by HISTORY OF MIXTAPES | Edit Post
Sneaker enthusiasts Mayor is known for making some unique and well-received designs when arriving at 21 Mercer Street. He obviously has an undeniable love for the Air Force 1 and continues to leave his mark as an Air Force 1 addict. Here we have pictures of yet another Mayor Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke creation.
This particular pair screams ‘royalty’ at a first glance. It features a predominately metallic gold upper combined with a rarely-seen gum midsole (yes, we said midsole not outsole. Other interesting features include a burgundy sock liner and a swoosh, the shoelaces and the outsole done up in the same color. Additionally, Mayor spoke with Strictly Fitteds on the design process of this particular pair. So without further ado, hit the jump for more pictures and Mayor’s words. What are your thoughts on this Bespoke creation?
“With 17 Bespokes created this was one of my toughest challenges, but there is a method to my madness. There is a conventional way to do Bespokes which consists of picking out your materials, sitting with a designer and bringing your creation to life. Me, I work backwards- I walk straight into the studio, sit at the computer, glance over at the materials, close my eyes for a few minutes and I normally come up with a hit.
With this particular shoe, I was stuck. I spend two appointments which is about two hours each to drum up a shoe with no luck. So I went to the table and started to really concentrate and this Metallic Gold leather was just staring me in the face. I choose the Gold because I am a big fan of the metallic leather and thought why not do a all Gold shoe. After working with the Gold I decided it needed some accents. I am big fan of gum bottoms so to be different instead of the bottom I choose a gum midsole. To continue with the uniqueness of the shoe I wanted to build I choose a route that has to date has never been done before. I used a Burgundy nubuck sockliner. To finish off the shoe accents I used a burgundy swoosh and laces.
This shoe sat in my collection for about nine months, finally a hat came along to match. Now about the hat. My assistant and close friend KoKo was in Boston and happened to walk into the store CONCEPTS. He called me and told me where he was. With permission of the Manager, pictures were taken and emailed to me. The moment I saw this Burgundy NEW ERA 59Fifty cap with the Gold “CNPTS” logo I knew it was a match made in heaven.
Thank you to my big brother Nai for deeming this combo WELL WORTHY! 21 MERCER for putting up with me, and Concepts for the love. The rest is history.”
3:43 PM | Posted by HISTORY OF MIXTAPES | Edit Post
One of the best ideas b.e.t.s had in a minute. If i managed half of these rappers i would seriously question whether or not i would let them embarrass themselves. This is hip hop at its purist,wack mc's need not apply!
7:29 AM | Posted by HISTORY OF MIXTAPES | Edit Post
Without a doubt one of the largest cultural drivers of sneaker culture in its relatively young existence, Bobbito Garcia recently broke headlines with the release of a collection of Royal Flash high-tops with sneaker company PRO-KEDS. A walking almanac of New York street culture and basketball, PRO-KEDS’ Dante Ross took the time to chop it up with Bobbito over the significance of this project and basketball’s significance in New York.
Monday, October 26, 2009
5:59 AM | Posted by HISTORY OF MIXTAPES | Edit Post
First off let me say that this is my dude. He's been moving and shaking from day one. first the most part the world needs to catch up to him. this is just a small peek into to his movement..."he's here to inspire the world,even you celebrities"!
8:11 AM | Posted by HISTORY OF MIXTAPES | Edit Post
Ok,so heres a lil Dj Mars history. Me and my man Roddy Rod grew up together,we were apart of the same crew. I was actually the worst dj in the crew,i never thought id be good. Now look at the both of us...CONGRATS BROTHER...413 FOREVER!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
6:38 PM | Posted by HISTORY OF MIXTAPES | Edit Post
What's the good word yall. Sorry for the delay in www.historyofmixtapes.com e blasts,but I am in South Africa touring w/Keri Hilson. That's not a real excuse,just saying I haven't had much time.
Enough of the excuses and on to the mixtapes madness. Here's the last of my personal Dj Clue collection. But wait ya'll,I have a double header. Not only am I blessing you guys with a classic Clue joint,I hitting you fools in the head with a Lox sampler tape from Bad Boy. Remember when the Lox first dropped,they had the streets on fire. First off they were from the outter regions of NYC(Yonkers). Then they came through with constant fire. Again,you gotta give Puff credit for seeing into the future. Between Clue tapes,and Dj Selfs Lox family I was good with my Lox fix.
The mc that's on every mc's top 5 dead or alive list,is a part of one of my favorite groups...LIVING OFF EXPERIENCE...as always,download now and thank me later!
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD DJ CLUE MIXTAPE
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE LOX SAMPER
11:25 AM | Posted by HISTORY OF MIXTAPES | Edit Post
Double Goose makes its comeback to New York with the opening of a two month pop-up store. Known for their staple puffer leather bombers, the New York-born label thrived in the early 80’s, all while being worn by iconic Hip-Hop pioneers like Run DMC, Rakim, Public Enemy, and LL Cool J. The brand is now back in full effect this Winter with a collection inspired by the original styles from back in the days, updated with new colors and cuts. An official opening is slated for October 18th, 2009 at the Reed Annex in NYC.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009
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Friday, October 2, 2009
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What's good world, here is another short and sweet www.historyofmixtapes.com e blast. My good friend Al Lindstrom sent me a few links to a few classic radio shows. There's nothing better than listening to classic radio mixes from back in the day. And to prove that point here's a few oldie but goodies. Peep the line up,I have 5 mixes from the biggest dj's in the game. BOBBY KONDERPETE ROCK MARLEY MARLTONY HUMPHRIESAFRICA ISLAM*RED ALERT and my mentor SUPER DJ CLARK KENT. Again yall,download now and thank me later.
If you are in Atlanta tonite you know that history will b made...CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY IS SHUTTING THE CITY DOWN...!!!!!!!! You've gotten the emails,you've heard the buzz no it's time to put your money where your mouth is. There are a lot of things going on this weekend but here are the ones that are official to the bone grissel. Ladies and gentleman,weekends like this will make the population increase here in the A...know that!
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD MIXTAPE #1
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD MIXTAPE #2
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD MIXTAPE #3
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD MIXTAPE #4
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD MIXTAPE #5
7:51 AM | Posted by HISTORY OF MIXTAPES | Edit Post
Steering clear of the dark, edgy tunes featured within their past couple of albums, The Roots offer a much more classic sound in their new video for the track, “How I Got Over”. As always, Black Thought’s unmistakable rhymes soar through the band’s renown live instrumentation. Look for “How I Got Over” to be featured within the Philly band’s upcoming eighth album release by the same name, due out this month. Info courtesy of www.hypebeast.com
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