January 30, 2012

VIDEO PREMIERE ▲: Street Knowledge - "Ima Boss" Feat. The Jacka & Husalah

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Video shot on scene in Oakland, California, featuring The Jacka & Husalah of Mob Figaz. "Ima Boss" is the 1st leak from NEW SKOOL KNOWLEDGE, Mixtape Coming Soon!

Download: Street Knowledge - "Ima Boss" Feat. The Jacka & Husalah

Directed by Novus Studio

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January 27, 2012

PHOTOS ▲: "NY Giants Anthem" Video Shoot

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The energy at Daddy's House Recording Studios for Dj Tedsmooth's "NY Giants Anthem" was great! Behind The Scenes Directed by me, Official Video coming soon, Directed by Donjai.

*See More Photos HERE

PHOTO ▲: Best Thing From Agenda, NYC

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Agenda (trade show), NYC, was such a let down, and I'm not sure if it was the location, the time of year, or maybe the fact that their last show (Chelsea Art Museum) was GREAT! ...never-the-less, I'm happy for the Brands who keep pushin' in these economic times.

Moving Forward, the best thing from Agenda, NYC I got was this Box of Water that reads "Boxed Water Is Better." ...cool if you ask me. 76% of the box is composed of renewable resource, trees used to make the boxes are in well managed forests, flat boxes when shipped so water is flat to the filler, flatten easy & recyclable, 10% of profit is donated to World Water Relief Fund, and another 10% donated to Tree Restoration Foundations.

*For More Info Visit BOXED WATER IS BETTER.

KICKS ▲: Nike SB Dunk 'Ironstone' Low

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Released this week is a really cool SB Dunk Low, nicknamed 'Ironstone'. Materials include suede (some nubuck), leather, and colors ironstone brown, and a barnyard red - so dope!

Nike SB Dunk Low
Ironstone/Barn-White

Photo courtesy of Ambush Boarding

*Pick these up at Premier, Cal Surf, or Ambush Boarding.

January 24, 2012

PHOTOS ▲: Sprayground "RIP SHIT UP" Agenda Afterparty

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S/o to Sprayground, DJ SuperNova, Japa, Piino, and all the peaceful people who came out.

*See More Photos HERE

BRAND LOVE ▲: 'VICE' Aviators by Polaroid Eyewear

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The good people at Polaroid Eyewear (yes, the camera company/brand) sent me a pair of new 'VICE' Aviators. Thank you, they fit great, and are super dope!

*POLAROID EYEWEAR

MUSIC ▲: Carbin - "Addiction" Prod. by Rufio

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"Too much drive, I'm having crash fears..."

Homie got bars, and the beat is crazy, heavy 808's! S/o to Northern California.



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January 23, 2012

STREETWEAR ▲: Dope Couture 'Midnight' Snapback

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Dope Couture is by far one of my favorite Brands on the market in our culture. I seen the 'Midnight' 7-panel Snapback about 6 months ago during a Sneaker Bistro Boutique order. I remember ordering one, but never received it, and it slipped my mind since, but I'm 'bout to get one NOW!

It's inspired by Maison Margiela's interpretation of Michael Jackson's 'Triller' jacket.

*I'm no hater, check it out HERE

SALE ▲: UNDFTD Locations + Online

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*Visit UNDFTD's ONLINE STORE

NOW PLAYING ▲: Raekwon - 'Unexpected Victory'

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Sure the Mixtape's dope, but I can't get this Intro off reply; GOOD LORD!

*Listen HERE

January 22, 2012

EVENT ▲: Agenda NYC Trade Show 2012

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I'll be in attendance, along with my Sneaker Bistro Boutique family!

VIDEO ▲: Make it to the Agenda Show

January 20, 2012

EVENT ▲: Night of The Dynamite! Powered by ABMG

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Next Wednesday, the Above and Beyond Management Group has invited me to Santos Party House for performances by Bobby Hilfiger, Dremur, Denzil Porter, and the homie rOb. Should be dope, as I've met half their team, and it's been love, plus THIS GUY got BARS!

Free Admission, so come early.

*Shoutout @MOMILLI

ACCESSORIES ▲: Introducing NikeFuel

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Yesterday Nike launched the NikeFuel Band, a revolutionary product that calculates your day-to-day activity. Not only are you able to see your how much you earn on your Band, but you can also see it on your mobile phone. Cool!

Photo courtesy of Nike

*Purchase HERE

STREETWEAR ▲: Faded Royalty x Strong 'ENJAE' Snapback

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Mikey from Strong Hold Shop is about to release their exclusive 'ENJAE' (meaning NJ as in New Jersey) Snapback, which is co-branded with Faded Royalty. The piece is limited, and was kept simple with a solid black with the all white 'ENJAE' font, and the Faded x Strong family crest emblem on the side.

Available exclusively at Strong Hold Shop, but if you call, and mention DOPE OVERDOSE, he'll take Phone Orders.

*Call 973-789-1220, ask for Mikey.

January 19, 2012

NEW YORK CITY ▲: Sales Person/Blogger Wanted

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My Harlem family at Vault are looking for someone to add to their Team.

ATTENTION ▲: "Anonymous" Shuts Down Federal Websites, Universal Music + More

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Hip-Hop Rapper/Producer Swizz Beatz is being sued by Universal Music Group because Megaupload.com, that he apparently is CEO to, which stores music, has cost "copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other content.".

The Feds shut Megaupload down, but shortly after websites like Federal Gov, Universal Music Group, BMI, RIAA, Dept of Justice, have been shutdown by The "Anonymous" Group, and the list is continuing...

"1%, YOU HAVE LOST CONTROL OF THE SITUATION."

*Update #1: The FBI's website has now been shut down, Megaupload is back, and Warner Music Group is also down. This just got real, and to think, all this over ideas, expression, and succession.

*Update #2: Turns out Swizz Beatz is NOT the CEO of Megaupload...interesting.

DOPE MODEL ▲: Arianna Gomez

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Spent time with Arianna Gomez in Miami, she's dope, so dope, you overdose!

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EVENT ▲: DJ SuperNova + Sprayground + J'adore

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...the length of this flyer though.

S/o to my brother Dj SuperNova, we in there!

STREETWEAR ▲: Stampd' LA 'The Hard Hat'

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19 hand screwed silver spike studs on the brim of this 5 panel snap back.
Made in the USA.
$75.00

*Available HERE

VIDEO ▲: CHE PiLLS - "BiGCiTYBiGCiTY BiTCH"



"Shoutout to Rocky, but I been up on my pretty shit!"

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VIDEO ▲: FEV - "Buda & Grandz Music"



Directed by DONJAI

"Homie, you 'bout nothin', Rap shit got you lost, don't get lost over frontin'..."

Met a few days ago, homeboy was cool, and he got Social-Minded Hip-Hop with BARS!

*Follow @UFOFev

January 17, 2012

VIDEO PREMIERE ▲: JUNE - "G Thang" Feat. DJ Tedsmooth

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JUNE's Official Music Video for "G Thang" featuring the legendary DJ Tedsmooth (Big Dawg Pitbulls), off the RETOX mix album. Presented by Beats by Dre.

Directed by DONJAI



*Follow @ITSJUNEALLYEAR

**Update: DJ Tedsmooth calls up DJ Tony Touch to introduce "G Thang" (below).

January 16, 2012

EXCLUSIVE AUDIO ▲: Street Knowledge - "I'm A Boss" Remix Feat. The Jacka & Husalah [NO DJ/CDQ]

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First leak from Oakland California's Street Knowledge, New Skool Knowledge Mixtape Coming Soon!

If you're wondering, I got it first because I'm invested, and helping to curate this project.



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STREETWEAR ▲: A New Social-Minded Riot

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Social-Minded: having an interest in society; specifically : actively interested in social welfare or the well-being of society as a whole.

See Kendrick? See Jay Rock? See my homie Japa? They are of the purest emotion.

STARTAFUCKINGRIOT!

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January 15, 2012

PHOTOS ▲: RETOX Mix Album Release Party [Beats by Dre Store, NYC]

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As written in my last post, legendary DJ Tedsmooth held his Mix Album Release Party for RETOX at the Beats by Dre flag-store in New York, and I was there to capture it.

See the rest of the PHOTOS HERE

January 13, 2012

ACCESSORIES ▲: Good Wood NYC x iPhone 4 Case 'Black Croc' (by BrandTROY)

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For Christmas I decided to go see my good friend Kerri at Good Wood NYC, to make my Sister a 1 of 1 iPhone 4 Case. As always the product is dope, high quality, high durability, and features black hardwood. Much love to Kerri & her entire team for coming through with The Originals, For Originals.

NEW YORK CITY ▲: Holcombe Rucker Basketball Courts

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NYC, 155th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.

Even in the rain, kids in Harlem still have aspiring Hoops Dreams.

SALE ▲: Dope Couture 24 Hour 25% Off

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One of my favorite Brands Dope Couture, is having a Sale for the next 24 hours. I received an Email, and it's subject said "Dope Loyalty", it also read, "For the next 24 hours only, all purchases over $50 will receive 25% off your entire purchase with promo code 'Dope25' at checkout. All brands, all products, nothing is excluded." ...niceeee!

LINK: SHOP HERE

*Note: I been rockin' Dope Couture since early 2009 (3 years). OG Bougie Crew.

January 11, 2012

VIDEO ▲: C Plus '10 Feet Tall' Feat. Street Knowledge


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"For Hip-Hop I'm Protein!"

Shoutout to C Plus, my homie Street Knowledge, Hippie Sabotage & Chase Moore, and Novus Studio! Street Knowledge will be releasing his Mixtape 'New Skool Knowledge' soon, we are finishing that project up now.



Video also seen on OnSMASH

E-BOOK ▲: #LoveTaps Featuring Troy Paraiso

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My friend Soulful Jenn submitted a few Quotes relating to love I've wrote in the past (and they made the book!), to Jerome Dickens & JoVonna Rodriguez for their new E-Book, "#LoveTaps". Thank you to them, as well as Jenn. Greatness.

"Love Taps explores the possibility of what communication, honesty, and love looks like on paper. These are moments when one opens up to their partner, allowing time to build a foundation, and navigating life together. #LoveTaps from the public, are pushes forward when life seems to keep pulling you backwards on the journey of love."

Purchase HERE, as I'm told proceeds go to a Non-Profit Organization.

January 9, 2012

VIDEO ▲: Circa '95 Interview w| News 12 The Bronx

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The roundtable was moderated by Bill Aguado of the Bronx Music Heritage Center with guests: Patty Dukes and Reph Star of Circa 95, Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz Sapp of UniVerses, Fred Ones, Jane Gabriels of Pepatian, and Rockafella of Full Circle Dance.

Much Respect.

January 8, 2012

VIDEO ▲: DJ Pauly D Covers DUB Magazine Issue 75 (Troy Paraiso photos featured in video)

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I shot DJ Pauly D in 2010 for Will Castro (Unique Autosports), and this month some of those photos (few of them screenshot above) are suppose to be featured in Issue 75 of DUB Magazine. DJ Pauly D was great to work with, it's no secret that he's humbled to be in the position he's in, as I was to work with him.

I was told my photos would receive credit...keep you posted. Respect.

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January 7, 2012

VIDEO ▲: Best Jabbawockeez Performance Ever (World of Dance)



I could watch these fools dance for hours upon hours, they Create Greatness.

January 6, 2012

PHOTOS ▲: Attitude Adjustment Mixtape Release Party

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Platform NYC was eventful Wednesday night for the Release Party of Attitude Adjustment by Corporate Smalls of CCMG, available on DATPIFF.COM

See More Photos HERE. ...video coming soon.