April 28, 2012

VIDEO PREMIERE ▲: Street Knowledge - "Livin' It Up" (R.I.P. Chester Jackson)


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

Follow @StreetKnowledg3

April 27, 2012

VIDEO PREMIERE ▲: Street Knowledge - "It's Goin' Down" Freestyle


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

Follow @StreetKnowledg3

April 26, 2012

PHOTO ▲: ONE Life, ONE Love, ONE Queen

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Photo by Troy Paraiso

To every girl I made cry, it wasn't for nothing; one day I will have a Daughter, and right our wrongs. ♥

Shot via the Staten Island Ferry, NYC.

DOPE MODEL ▲: Casey Diego

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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!

Follow @IAMCASEYDIEGO

DOPE ▲: Porsche Design P’9981 Smartphone by BlackBerry

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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
212-475-0747
soho@porsche-design.com

624 Madison Avenue
10022 New York City
212-308-1786
newyork@porsche-design.com

EVENT ▲: Chris Leeann Boutique Presents: THE ULTIMATE TRUNK SHOW

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The last CLB Trunk Show I attended in Brooklyn was pretty cool, so I'm looking forward to this one.

Website: The Ultimate Trunk Show

KICKS ▲: Nike Air Force 1 Low 'Denim' Pack

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Photo by Henry Francois

Now available at Sneaker Bistro Boutique are the Nike Air Force 1 Low 'Denim' Pack.

Website: Sneaker Bistro Boutique (phone orders accepted)

April 23, 2012

PHOTO ▲: Ladurée Coconut vs. Ladurée Vanilla

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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

VIDEO ▲: r.O.b - Heart Of The City



"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!

Follow @FuturisticRO

DOPE ▲: 15" Mother Bear with Pink Roses & Fudge

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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

STREETWEAR ▲: The North Face x Supreme Venture Jacket

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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

EVENT ▲: 'The Future of Music' Concert Hosted by Jack Thriller

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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

STREETWEAR ▲: Black Scale - 'BELIEVE', 'SILENCE', & 'FUNERAL' Snapbacks Now Available

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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

VIDEO ▲: Kidz 'r EViL - Made In NY: "The Garden of Eden"



Felix from Kidz 'r EViL is my homeboy, and I love this dudes work; he's always an inspiration to watch curate...keep shooting!

Follow: @KidzrEViL

EVENT ▲: Tiffany & Co. invites you to: Style A Brilliant Spring

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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!

STREETWEAR ▲: Spring Preview of NO LABEL Watches

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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!

Follow @NoLabelWatches

April 17, 2012

STREETWEAR ▲: KITH x Quintin Selvedge Denim 6-Panel Snapback

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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

DOPE ▲: Mint & Rosemary Handmade Kitchen Bar

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Handmade by my friends Sonia Roman and Sophia Sommer is the best smelling soap (and told to be exfoliating) I've ever had - Mint & Rosemary!

Company details to come; thanks for the gift Sonia.

MUSIC ▲: DJ Super Nova - 'FOUR20 STONERS MIX' Presented by Beatnic

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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

MAGAZINE ▲: Troy Paraiso x Sneaker Bistro Boutique x Dime Magazine Feature

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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

EVENT ▲: Circa '95 Pop-Up Shop Now Open

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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)

Follow: @Circa95

EVENT ▲: Flaco Navaja Performing at Columbus 72

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My cousin Flaco Navaja y la Potencia 9 will be performing tonight at Columbus 72 - I'll be in attendance. Love you, Familia!

Follow: @FlacoNavaja

DOPE ▲: Tiffany & Co. Complimentary Spring Cleaning

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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

DOPE MODEL ▲: Donna-Marie Newbold

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From none other than New York City, also known as Modern Isis, she has the prettiest eyes, the dopest tattoos, and if I'm not mistaken, she's Spanish & Italian. Word!

Follow: @Modern_Isis

MUSIC ▲: Ace Hood - 'Starvation' Mixtape

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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

April 12, 2012

DOPE ▲: Inspirations Handmade Rose Petal Rosaries

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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

STREETWEAR ▲: iLTHY (iLovetheHype) Spring 2012 Preview

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Here's a preview of an iLTHY Spring 2012 piece, available April 28th.

See More: iLTHY Online

VIDEO ▲: The Human Ones - 'Something New'



Featuring the TRILL Snapback by KYC Vintage.

Filmed & Directed by CS Rucker + Edited by 1994.

Visit: L7Vintage | VTG Life | The Human Ones

EVENT ▲: ABSOLUT Vodka Presents ENCORE! Sessions

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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!

Thanks: KetchumPR

April 10, 2012

STREETWEAR ▲: Stampd' LA - 'The Studded Weekender'

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- 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
- $425.00

Available: The Studded Weekender

MUSIC ▲: TJ Mizell - 'Respect' Mixtape Featuring DMC

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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

ART ▲: Tony Peralta - 'Childhood Soundtrack'

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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

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO ▲: Street Knowledge - Roll One Up Feat. Billy Gram


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.

MUSIC ▲: Stack Bundles - God Chose Me

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"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!

Respect: Farrockstar.com

STREETWEAR ▲: KITH 'Selvedge' Denim Varsity Jacket

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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.

PHOTO ▲: St. Augustine Beach, Florida

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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...

STREETWEAR ▲: Stampd' LA 'West' Snapback

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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