April 28, 2012
Alternate version via Vimeo
Yesterday we Premiered a new Street Knowledge video, and today we have another.
On February 20th, 2011, Chester Jackson, friend of Street Knowledge, was murdered in Sacramento, California. Today is Chester's birthday, and this is Street Knowledge's gift to him, as he wants him to know he's dearly missed, and will never be forgotten. 'New Skool Knowledge' Mixtape will be releasing soon, Presented by The Jacka, and Hosted by 106KMEL's DJ Amen.
R.I.P. Chester Jackson
Shot + Directed by BARRS
April 27, 2012
Alternate version via Vimeo
East Oakland artist Street Knowledge releases a new visual from his upcoming Mixtape, 'New Skool Knowledge', Presented by The Jacka, and hosted by 106KMEL's DJ Amen. In a tribute to the Bay Area Hip-Hop Legend, Celly Cel, Street Knowledge raps over this Northern California classic. Shoutout to The MOB, Artist Records.
Shot + Directed by BARRS
April 26, 2012
Photo by Pete Forester
Model Casey Diego is one of my most sultriest friends, and is recently featured in a sexy Asics GTII shoot, on behalf of Ronnie Fieg. A Long Island native who I originally met in Miami at a Premiere Party for a Spike TV show I was on. She looked fabulous then, and she looks fabulous now!
The finest engineered luxury meets the iconic BlackBerry performance to create style in a powerful new smartphone. For those who lead by doing, it features a unique UI, exclusive PIN & more. This BlackBerry smartphone is in a class of its own.
iPhone users, eat your motherf**king heart out!
Porsche Design Stores, NYC
465 West Broadway
10012 New York City
624 Madison Avenue
10022 New York City
April 23, 2012
Ladurée, Paris, is one of the new crazes here in New York City, and apparently in Paris. At $2.70 per Macaroon, you have to wonder how good they are when three bites is what it takes to eat one; yeah, about a dollar per bite.
Well, I like them, but it all really depends on the flavor you choose, and in this case Vanilla (right) > Coconut (left)!
Website: Laduree Online
"I'm the Heart of the City, I came to make it clear..."
r.O.b (realist One breathin) releases a new visual for his record "H.O.C (Heart Of The City)", and directed and shot by Larry Arace. Ever feel like the walls are closing in on us in a City as big as ours? ...well, we do.
Shoutout to AboveBeyondMG!
The Vermont Teddy Bear Company makes the BEST stuffed Bears you'll ever find around, and they've been a family tradition for years in my household. If you're looking for something sweet to send your Mom for Mother's Day, please consider one of these, she'll love'em!
Website: The Vermont Teddy Bear Co. Online
The North Face and Supreme has collaborated to introduce the Venture Jacket, featuring a water resistant ripstop Hyvent shell, and will be available April 26th in two colorways.
Venture Jacket - $188
Website: Supreme Online
My friend Giselle is handling Public Relations and Guest Services for an upcoming Concert tomorrow, The Future of Music hosted by comedian, Jack Thriller.
I should be there in attendance; Thank you, Giselle.
April 20, 2012
Available at all Black Scale locations for a 4/20 Release are their BELIEVE, SILENCE, & FUNERAL Snapbacks, at $42 a piece.
Black Scale, NYC
296 Elizabeth Street
NY, NY 10012
I'm going to Tiffany's & Co. to drop off jewelry on Saturday, so I'll more than likely stop in on the Third Floor to see what's new for the Spring Season.
Editor's Note: I blog COOL shit. That's all. Thanks!
NO LABEL Watches, NYC, are getting ready to Relaunch their brand, and have a new release (watch) that will be available next month. Luis, owner of the brand gave me a sneak peek a while ago of a watch that featured an inverted digital dial, and I thought it was dope, really dope!
April 17, 2012
Limited to 48 pieces, I had to stop by KITH NYC and pick one of these Snapbacks up! Constructed of Japanese selvage denim, lined with Chambray, and a hidden pocket under the crown, this indigo blue cap was made in the USA.
Purchase: KITH Online
DJ Super Nova has recently collaborated with Beatnic, the first sneaker boutique in Fullerton (Orange County), California, as they're celebrating their 10 Year Anniversary.
Download: DJ Super Nova - 'FOUR20 STONERS MIX' Presented by Beatnic
April 13, 2012
Last night when I got home, I opened the mailbox to find a copy of the NBA All-Star issue of Dime Magazine. In this issue, they used a photo I shot (credit received on top lefthand corner) for their Sneaker Bistro Boutique Sneaker Spot feature.
You can read the Online version Here!
Thanks: Sneaker Bistro + Aron Phillips of Dime Magazine
Going to try and make it out to the Circa '95 Pop-Up Shop tomorrow; Salute to them!
Circa '95 Pop-Up Shop
1303 Louis Nine Boulevard, Bronx, NY
(2/5 trains to Freeman Street)
Tomorrow, April 14th and April 21st, Tiffany & Co. is giving a complimentary spring cleaning for your Tiffany sterling jewelry. If you've never purchased someone special something special from them, then disregard this Post; this is for my Gentlemen.
Locations: Tiffany & Co. Online
Ace Hood makes some of the dopest Rap music in the business - why you ask? Well, because his flow is crazy, his words are motivating, his production is always good, and as a result of that, this is why I fucks with him!
Download: Ace Hood - 'Starvation' Mixtape
Labeled in: Music
April 12, 2012
I received a photo & text from my friend earlier...
"Received this as a gift today, the bead above the cross is made from the flowers from my grandmother's Funeral. Pretty Amazing."
Wow! Kimberly Conner really did do an amazing job.
Website: Inspiration Rosaries
Here's a preview of an iLTHY Spring 2012 piece, available April 28th.
See More: iLTHY Online
Labeled in: Streetwear
In NYC later on this month as part of the ABSOLUT Encore series, I'll be getting an exclusive first look at some digital pieces shot during the Encore series’ first few performance. Cocktails, light bites and some Encore Series fan favorites in attendance (Theophilus London and Andre Saraiva, to name a couple, additional names TBC) - sounds like a dope night!
April 10, 2012
- 400 + silver hand placed pyramid studs, covering full grain black leather.
- Inner zipper pocket details, lined with soft black twill.
- Limited to 50 pcs world wide.
- Ships 4.20.12
Available: The Studded Weekender
Labeled in: Streetwear
TJ Mizell sent me his new Mixtape Respect, hosted by DMC, and it's f**king dope!
Listen & Download: TJ Mizell - 'Respect' Mixtape Featuring DMC
Tony Peralta is one of the most talented Artists of my generation, and a few years ago he showed me a piece that was amazing; Childhood Soundtrack. Painted sometime around or before 2008, it represented classic Hip-Hop albums & songs that he listened to during his childhood.
He glued some of Hip-Hop's most influential recordings, and painted a child listening to music on the album covers; like I said, amazing!
Website: The Peralta Project
April 3, 2012
Alternative Link via Vimeo
Shot on Super Bowl Sunday, 2012, Street Knowledge and Billy Gram threw a Super Bowl party, and recorded a new visual for "Roll One Up", shot and captured by Caligraphi.
Download: Street Knowledge - Roll One Up Feat. Billy Gram
Street Knowledge's 'New Skool Knowledge' mixtape releases soon.
"From beginning till the end, that's how it's gon' be, in the present I'm the gift, and God chose me."
New Music from my favorite Rapper - RIP, Stack Bundles! Props to the homme iQon.
Download: Stack Bundles - God Chose Me
RIP Stack Bundles!
NYC-based KITH is releasing a varsity jacket made from Selvedge denim in New York City with Japanese denim, and limited to 24 pieces at $225.
Available at KITH NYC locations, and Online.
My femme took a trip to St. Augustine Beach, Florida, and she reminded me how beautiful it is; blue water, white sand, and a clear sky for clear thoughts.
Thank you for the photo...
The homme's at Stampd' LA are releasing their 'West' Snapback soon to represent the West Coast, or the Westside of where you are. They have also told me that they will be releasing an East version for their NY Family.
Website: Stampd' LA 'West' Snapback