Thursday, December 23, 2010
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After emerging onto the international sneaker scene with a collaboration with Reebok, Highs & Lows (HAL) now team up with New Balance on a two-pack of sneakers dubbed Night & Day. The Day 577 is inspired by the beach, lazy barbecues and the city’s blue skies and golden sun. For the Night 577, a stealthier package was the basis with black full-grain leather and raw nubuck with 3M detailing. A release is set for April 2010.
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Behind the Scenes: DJ Clark Kent x Lafayette from Jonathan Mannion on Vimeo.
DJ Clark Kent and Japanese streetwear label Lafayette are set to release an upcoming capsule. DJ Clark Kent is a name few need introduction, with influence spanning both Hip-Hop and sneakers, he puts his creative touches on pieces such as a New Era 59FIFTY fitted cap and a stadium jacket which pay tribute to Lafayette’s 7th Anniversary.
Friday, December 17, 2010
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Here’s an exclusive remix of Gnozir’s “No Ideas Original” produced by the one and only Large Pro for an identically titled remix project from DJ Teddy King and Boundless Music. King basically grabbed a bunch of Gnozir a capellas and dialed up a few producer buddies to have their way with them. The results are mixed as you would expect, but there are definitely some gems including this and a mean remix of “Fast Life” by Geng Grizzly. Preview both songs below and hit the jump for the mixtape tracklist and download link.
Nas – No Ideas Original (Remixed by Large Professor) | Usershare
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Initially spotted earlier in the year, the latest collaboration from Parisian boutique colette and creative firmLa MJC finally sees an official release as the year draws to a close. Working with the popular 1500, both companies develop a simple but outstanding colorway in the New Balance runner. Dubbed the “Vivre Sans Temps Mort”, meaning Life Without Dead Time in French, the design pays tribute to the joint website Wesoldout.com, founded by La MJC and colette in 2006, which no longer exists today. The Flimby-made design will see a release on Saturday, December 18th exclusively via colette and on the Cool Cats website. Each pair will feature three sets of laces, including: white, red and gray.
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Hard Knock Tv’s Nick Huff Barili caught up with Big Boi to talk about his new album Sir Lucious Left Foot… The Son of Chico Dusty, Andre 3000 Solo Project (which he says Dre is rapping again), label politics, new Outkast project and Big Boi’s next solo project which is going to be called Daddy Fat Sax and is already in the works.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
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The latest edition of Chris Read’s Classic Material series is finally here. Enjoy the sounds of Hip Hop from the year 1989. Enjoy and be educated.
Download: Chris Read – Classic Material Edition #3 (1989) [Right Click, Save As]Edition #3 of our monthly Classic Material series pays tribute to the hip hop of 1989, another year in which the genre’s dominant sounds changed drastically. As the James Brown influenced sound that had dominated the late 80s played out its final days, producers from all corners of the genre turned their attentions to sampling the bass heavy West Coast sound of Parliament, Funkadelic and Zapp. Acts such as De La Soul and the Jungle Brothers burst on to the scene injecting a light hearted honesty into their lyrical content which paved the way for the emerging ‘new school’ sound of the early 90s. Early releases from the likes of X Clan hinted at the ‘afrocentric’ sound that would come to prominence in the following years.
Monday, December 13, 2010
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Concepts and New Balance’s latest sneaker was recently given the front cover for Sneaker Freaker’s 20th issue. Following the preview last week, here’s a full look into the sneaker which takes its inspirations from none other than John F. Kennedy. Kennedy’s love of sailing forms the basis of the sneaker’s design with the use of sailing flags as a theme through the liner. Different materials also occupy the upper such as ripstop nylon, suede and mesh. Available starting March 2011.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
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The Hieroman Collection is a collaborative project between the legendary Hieroglyphics crew and clothing label Gold Coin. With both brands being Bay Area natives it was only a matter of time before their paths would cross. Each company came to the table with their own styles and backgrounds. After sitting down the joined creative force grew beyond what either brand had expected. The natural progression was to not only release a single collaborative product but a capsule collection. The outcome is a jointly branded micro product line, anchored by the iconic Hieroglyphics logo immortalized into the “Hieroman” vinyl. Two colorways are now available, exclusively through the brand’s online store.
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7D 2000 fps from Oton Bačar on Vimeo.
Having previously seen beautiful BMX-centric clips recorded at 1000 frames per second, this is the latest video in an on-going series from Otan Bačar. This video was captured using the impressively powerful Canon 7D and finished using the Twixtor software. Already a huge hit, the clip features Voranc Kumar pull some tight air tricks in different weather conditions and in different locations. Slowed down for detail, the piece faithfully captures the heart-stopping moments endured by the riders and spectators of extreme sports. Enjoy!
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To round out this year’s celebration involving HECTIC, mita sneakers and New Balance on their 10th anniversary, the three parties save what is arguably the best for last. The “BKX” model features a quilted leather upper with a wood grain midsole. In line with the 10th anniversary MT580 releases, the insole features all of the previous MT580 releases. Available on Thursday, December 23rd at mita sneakers.
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Stussy - XXX Anniversary In Tokyo from Stussy on Vimeo.
At the start of the month, Tokyo’s legendary ageHa nightclub was the location of Japan’s Stussy XXX 30th anniversary celebrations. Approximately 4,000 Stussy fans from over the years descended on club for a night packed with music. Sounds came from a wide range of artists including Force of Nature, Masterpiece Sound, The King of Diggin’ AKA DJ Muro, Roger Yamaha, Yoon, Nitro Microphone Underground and Fraser Cooke.
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Gatorade Go All Day - Nigel Sylvester in Japan from Defgrip on Vimeo.
Gatorade has spent many years researching and understanding what goes on in traditional athletes bodies when they are doing their sports. Gatorade and their sport scientists have a pretty good idea about what’s going on with their traditional athletes… Action sports on the other hand, that’s a totally different story. This year, Gatorade’s theme is “Go All Day.” In celebrating that theme, Gatorade wanted to start doing research on the non-traditional sports like BMX, so they hit up team rider Nigel Sylvester and asked him: If you could go anywhere in the world to ride bikes with friends, where would you go? After lots of research and different ideas being thrown around, Japan was chosen as the destination. To document the trip, Gatorade invited a few key BMX media outlets, including Defgrip, to go along for the ride. This video documents the trip, from the riding and research, to the culture and adventures. Enjoy!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
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Celebrating just more than 20 years since its seminal debut, Do The Right Thing remains one of the most important and controversial films of its era. Employing director Spike Lee’s hometown of Brooklyn as the essential setting, this explosive film masterfully explores race and class relationships. Both a critical and popular success, Do The Right Thing became a landmark film that brought serious issues in the African American community to light and established Lee as a major director in American cinema. Lee also wrote the screenplay, produced, and even starred in this deeply personal film, which was applauded for its commanding visuals provided by Danny Aiello and John Turturro, and an assertive soundtrack featuring Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power.” Including an unprecedented insider’s look at the film, with behind-the-scenes visuals and interviews, this impressive book celebrates the impact of Do The Right Thing on our culture throughout the years. The film is even credited with bringing President Barack Obama and the First Lady together on their first date. Available now through Amazon.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
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Skratch Bastid presents his “Another Brick in the Wall/Flashlight” routine, using 2 turntables and 3 pieces of vinyl – double copies of Parliament’s Flashlight 12″ and Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall 7″. More video from Skratch Bastid can be viewed through his YouTube channel, with further information available through Skratchbastid.com. Enjoy!
8:48 PM | Posted by HISTORY OF MIXTAPES | Edit Post
Directed by the renowned New York City-based actor Mike Rappaport, offered is a sneak peak at his upcoming documentary on one of hip-hop’s most beloved groups of all time, A Tribe Called Quest. The documentary was said to have taken several years to shoot and is almost towards completion. Mike Rappaport has been known to be a hip-hop fan since his early days. Stay tuned for more details on his “Beats, Rhymes & Life” documentary on Tribe Called Quest.
My Blogs Stats
- THINGS I NEED ON MY FEET::THE NEW BALANCE EDITION
- DJ CLARK KENT X LAFAYETTE COLLECTION
- NAS...NO IDEA'S ORIGINAL...LARGE PROFESSOR REMIX
- FUNK FLEX GETS BUSY...STILL!
- THINGS I NEED ON MY FEET::THE NEW BALANCE EDITION
- BIG BOI X DADDT FAT STACKS X OUTKAST
- CHRIS READ X CLASSIC MATERIAL(THEDIGGERSUNION.COM)...
- CONCEPTS X NEW BALANCE 999 RELEASE
- KID CAPRI...I TURN IT OUT(OFFICIAL VIDEO)
- MARC BLACK...CRACK KILLZ VOL. 1...DOWNLOAD NOW!
- HIEROGLYPHICS X GOLD GOLD COIN X HIERO MAN COLLECT...
- THE LOX X FUNK FLEX X MASE FREESTYLE ON HOT 97
- GRAND GROOVE TV X G BO THE PRO X FRANKIE CUTLASS
- FABOLOUS FREESTYLE ON HOT 97 W/DJ CLUE
- DOO WOP BOUNCE SQUAD FREESTYLES
- DR. JAY'S SALUTE THE DJ CAMPAIGN
- 2000 FRAMES PER SECOND BMX CLIP(A MUST SEE)
- HECTIC X NEW BALANCE X MITA
- STUSSY XXX ANNIVERSARY PARTY
- GATORADE X GO ALL DAY X NIGEL SYLVESTER
- SPIKE LEE::DO THE RIGHT THING...THE BOOK
- DANTE ROSS X AL LINDSTROM(CLASSIC INTERVIEW)
- ETERNAL REFLECTION...IN THE RED(FULL VIDEO)
- CYPRESS HILL "LIGHT IT UP" FULL VIDEO
- SCRATCH BASTID X PINK FLOYD X PARLIMENT
- KID CUDI-MOJO SO DOPE(FULL VIDEO)
- A TRIBE CALLED QUEST DOCUMENTARY...TRAILER!
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