Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Shatner could be a hipster - Lets count the ways:
1. Flannel shirt - Check!
2. Tight jeans - Check!
3. Retro High-Top Sneakers - Check!
4. Ironic haircut - Check!
5. Ironic mustache/beard - Slip!
6. Gaudy synth beats - Check!
7. Fixed-gear bike - Slip! [But he's climbing a mountain so we'll let him off.
Result = 5 out of 7 - Pass! It's official...
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
"05.02. – 07.03.2010
CARHARTT STORE LONDON
15-17 EARLHAM STREET
WC2H 9LL LONDON
VERNISSAGE: THURSDAY, 04.02.2010 FROM 19:00H TO 21:30H WITH FREE DRINKS PROVIDED BY THE MEANTIME BREWERY. THERE WILL BE SOME MUSIC OF COURSE.
The next cities on the list are Paris, Berlin, Manchester, Marseille, Lyon and Barcelona and are to be followed by many many more, details will be announced very soon!!"
I'm feeling this concept big time. For more dates/locations check the Carhartt Blog
I remember watching this a few years back and quite enjoying it. Thought it might be worth revisiting (for the sound track alone).
"This 1979 documentary film focuses on gangs such as the savage skulls & nomads who occupied areas of the South Bronx. Perhaps even more compelling is considering that the backdrop and social conditions in this film are a 'far cry' from the lifestyle being promoted through disco music and film. Perhaps this answers questions to why many people took preference over the funk records which arguably paved the way for Hip Hop culture."
If the embedded video doesn't work you can watch it HERE.
Monday, 25 January 2010
"He’s supposedly from Oregon and returns to Japan every half-year to hang out in front of this random department store building, have sex with multiple Japanese women, and raise all kinds of hell. Turns out Josh Sehrer has quite an internet presence, his website is end-to-end with all kinds of outrageous behavior. Just flip through his stupendous journal entries and drunk videos. Scour his online shop for special edition tees that are numbered to 10,000, with 1 million dollars in profits going to his penthouse fund. Or pick up the first condom he ever used on a Japanese girl for a measly $50,000."
I'm lost for words... All but one - WASTEMAN
[Via The Hundreds ]
Barbour jackets are quality, bad man wears. Obviously, I'm not the "manor born" type that rides horses or shoots pheasants but I still rate Barbour. It's one of the few things that remains British and Great [even if it is designed by a Japanese fella]... Sadly, I can't afford this type of thing.
Sunday, 24 January 2010
Okay, here's the deal: I'm starting a whole new trend.
Mixing with zero equipment - just a laptop - no snazzy DJ programs. [This is what I've resorted to in the absence of my decks... Man, I miss my ones and twos.] Using http://twoyoutubevideosandamotherfuckingcrossfader.com I've mixed tracks from youtube videos... There's no way to cue tracks or EQ them so it's pretty sketchy but I think I did alright for a first attempt.
It's an eclectic mix of new and old [mostly old], rare grooves and all time classics. Hope you enjoy!
"You might have seen the Rocafella Films movie “Paid in Full” that was loosely based on the infamous Harlem drug dealers Azie, Rich Porter & Alpo. This is the real Azie (Ace in the movie) and he doesn’t quite agree with how the movie went down.Fun Fact: AZ the rapper lifted his name from Azie the drug dealer who also formed a rap group in 1989 with some real street goons named “Mob Style”. Mob Style had a real dislike for N.W.A. because of their unproven street tales and even set it on them at the Apollo. If my memory serves me right, I think there were some words for AZ from Azie back in the day too."
More knowledge about "real gangster rap" HERE.
Saturday, 23 January 2010
I'm not sure what these would be like for skating in - but I mean if Dennis Busenitz can do what he do in em they can't be bad.
"I like my shit boring" - Doesn't get more German than that.
Friday, 22 January 2010
Thursday, 21 January 2010
27 freestyles off Tony's radio show, some big names both new skool and true skool. Available to download for FREE here.
When these inmates (one of whom had been locked up 14 years in 1990) describe the hell of their day-to-day existences and what led to their incarceration, it's clear that they're actually living the nightmare they document. The Lifers' message to young felons on the outside it clear: change your ways before you end up like us.
[Note how in the freeze frame, before you click play, they all have dodgy orgasm faces. So if you ever end up in the Bing you will no doubt be getting the "pleasure" of seeing this facial expressions first hand]
Damn, these guys are hardcore... about as real as it gets when it comes to gangster rap. In case you were wondering what they are on about when referring to "booty"...
And one last added "bonus"
"Toss the salad... It means sucking my ass, right" - That made me laugh. Then I thought about it and cried.
Prisons in the US seem like fucking scary places. Word.
Just niceness... Retro with a modern twist. I love 'em.
I have mixed feelings about Banksy - and I'm not going to get into it now but this actually looks like a really good watch... Unless all the best bits are in the "teaser" and the rest of it is dodgy filming of people creeping around in the dark trying to not get spotted.
Listen/download - for free - here.
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
The lady was caught "red handed" by police when she was spotted on CCTV tagging a police station. [Winner!]
There has been a mysterious tagger hitting up the town of Tongres since the 1st of January 2009, with more than 38 complaints received by police. Police are not investigating whether the 56 year old is involved...
Man, I love stories like this. Ordinary people wilding out on some renegade techniques... Wonderful
If you like the sound of Hip-Hop (Both US and UK) then check out the show. It's hosted by my man RorKid and DJ Citizen K is on the wheels of steel.
Listen live every Wednesday between the hours of 18h and 19h [GMT] or listen again... Here's the linkage.
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Seen... Must be good then..?
Monday, 18 January 2010
Plus they just remind me of Reebok Classics ... only not classic. Just looks like something designed by counterfeiters to be sold on Salford market.
The Krink K-51 markers feature high-quality dye-based inks. Vibrant, translucent colors are water resistant.The durable extra-broad tip has two edges for different line widths and versatility. Writes on most surfaces: Metal, canvas, painted surfaces, wood, glass, plastic, and paper are all great surfaces for Krink inks. Large ink capacity of 30ml. Quick drying. Great for a variety of art, craft, and industrial uses. Highest quality. Handmade in the USA. Xylene free.
Josh Keyes opened his newest solo show Saturday night at the Jonathan Levine Gallery. Entitled Fragment, the exhibit continues to expand upon his signature aesthetic.
Rendered in clean, controlled and finely detailed realism, the paintings in Fragment feature various wildlife species isolated within habitats that foreshadow a theoretically dystopian fate. These fragmented landscapes are surrounded by a sea of empty white space, representing the universal unknown in an allegorical interpretation of the effect of contemporary civilization’s disconnect from nature.
Frankly, I find this guy's stuff pretty amazing. He can paint. The subjects are quite mesmerizing too. Plus there's some tags thrown in there for good measure.
Sunday, 17 January 2010
Despite DJ Khaled being an official wasteman - growing a beard doesn't make him look hard and posing in next man's video with a comically large cigar does not make him look cool/rich.
To be honest I'm not even a big fan of the the other two (Trae and Maino) but this beat is dope.
Saturday, 16 January 2010
Friday, 15 January 2010
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Be a "style over substance" producer/rapper with the freestyle skills of a 7 year old. Then take pride in designing handbags. Become part of Kanye's entourage. (Kanye was officially one of the biggest wastemen of oh nine.) Word.
Then there's this guy... On some next level ish.