December 6, 2013
Photo Credit: Troy Paraiso
My first pair of Nike SB's were Ferris Bueller's I got the folks at Sneaker Bistro in 2008. Since then I've collected a couple pairs and been wanting to collect again 'cause they're dope for minimalist. I love how they fit with jeans and shorts, not just either one, so I'm pulled the volt laces and murdering them out.
Cal Surf released pairs of the Nike SB Quickstrike 'Primitive/112' by Paul Rodriguez + DJ Clark Kent on Black Friday, so I put in a call to Adam & the guys. If you follow DJ Clark Kent then you know those '112' collaborations are highly sought out for, and for good reasons; elephant print, 3M, and volt colorways are just a few reasons. Featuring elephant print on the back panels, 3M on the mid panels and toe box, volt outsole and accents, you could see why. The sneaker also features a premium tumbled-like nubuck on the tongue and swoosh that is worth a mention as well.
Thank you to Scott, Adam, Garret and the rest of the Cal Surf guys, they are awesome, really, stores could learn a thing or two from them.
Update: DJ Clark Kent retweeted our post & photo via his account. Screenshot below.
I've officially entered the Tablet World, and who better than my BlackBerry brand!
Released in 2011 at $299, and picked up recently by myself is a brand new BlackBerry PlayBook for $189. The BlackBerry PlayBook is BlackBerry's first tablet and with QNX OS. It's 7-inch's with touch-sensitive screen. BlackBerry Bridge keeps my text and bbm from my Q10 BlackBerry active on the PlayBook itself. My version's Wi-Fi, 32 GB, and features video chat and a front-facing camera, and much more.
Pretty cool. That is all. Oh, in case you were wondering.
Came across these cool reflective slap bracelets from Nike's running store in (Flatiron district) NYC. They were promo used for the build up of our most recent marathon.
I only have 3, so if you're interested in 1, shoot me an email, and I'll get it to you. Open to NYC residents only. Thank you.
I picked up my first pair of Stance socks the other day from my Cal Surf guys. Made from 30% combed cotton, 43% polyester, 13% spandex, 14% elastic, printed direct to garment.
Purchase: Cal Surf
Shot + Edited: CloudKickaTV
"Catch hang time when I bang mine / Play around with this land mine / I'm a thousand for a thousand on this here mic, I land mine."
New visuals keep rolling from Fev, as they should -- putting in work as all greats do.
More music: The High Enterprise
November 22, 2013
Photos: Troy Paraiso for Dope Overdose
It was an honor to attend the 2013 Global Spin Awards in NYC, it was one of the most decadent events I've attended. The Global Spin Awards honors DJ's from across the country for their hark work and dedication. In attendance that night I captured Swizz Beatz, Gucci Pucci (Rick Ross' manager), Vlad, Mysonne & Jack Thriller, Drama, Irie, Combat Jack, and Jazzy Joyce.
I'd have to say talking with DJ Irie was the highlight of my night, he's the Miami Heat's DJ, and also one of the biggest icons in the World when it comes to DJ'ing. A second close was meeting Gucci Pucci, Rick Ross' manager, that guy is full of life, and he was wearing a pair of MMG (Maybach Music Group) loafers -- how ill is that!
Special thank you to Austin Rotter and Casey Stickles over at 5WPR for making this all happen for myself and Dope Overdose. S/o to UFO Fev who was also in attendance.
Black Scale just released their relief piece (black or white) for Typhoon Yolanda. All proceeds go to the victims of this sad tragedy. Salute to those homies in San Francisco.
Purchase: Black Scale Online Shop
I'm late on this video, very late to be honest, but who cares when it's this good. From Tony Peralta's plight, to Robert Chongs production, this is material for inspiration.
Glen (owner) of ILTHY confirmed, to me that the tee will be available online tomorrow to accompany it's in-store release. Not sure what the name is, he's still getting back to me on it, so that's just a working post title for now. Nonetheless, dope tee!
Purchase: ILTHY Online Shop
Last Winter I passed on the green version of the Quadici's. At first I didn't know how to feel about them, but they're dope, really dope. I might pick these up (or the green) 'cause at $70 you're winning, especially to have what people aren't up on, Gourmet Footwear.
Purchase: Gourmet Footwear Online Shop
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