November 28, 2012

EVENT ▲: Reminder - The Peralta Project Presents 'Black Season Affair' at APT 78 (Wash. Hts, NY)

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Join us Uptown as our culture comes together to see The Peralta Project's new series "Uptown Defenders", at APT 78. Cocktails provided by Hennessy Black, and credit cards will be accepted. Doors open at 7pm (through Midnight).

S/o Tony Peralta...you sir are an inspiration.

NEW YORK CITY ▲: Queue Isaiah Pays Homage to Keith Haring

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Photo by Queue Isaiah*

My homeboy Queue Isaiah had his photo shot in front of the notorious Keith Haring "Crack Is Wack" mural in Harlem, by the FDR Drive. Salute!

Follow on Twitter: @Eurythmic_Q

EVENT ▲: The Ultimate Trunk Show (NY, NY)

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As always, should be a good show, presented by CLB.

*RSVP via: rsvp@theultimatetrunkshow.com

STREETWEAR ▲: The Brooklyn Circus - Ebbets Field Caps

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The Brooklyn Circus has released their Ebbets Field Caps, for $49 each. These caps are available in the following colors: Black, Burgundy & Navy. They are all available online and at The Brooklyn Circus NYc & SF.

*Purchase: Shop w/ The Brooklyn Circus

STREETWEAR ▲: adidas Originals - Camo Safari Jacket

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With soft canvas fabric, the adidas Originals blue Camo Safari Jacket for men brings military style to the street. It has a classic corduroy collar, and four patch pockets with button-flap closures. Adjustable cuff straps for a comfort, and snug fit.

- Camo Safari Jacket
- Colour craft canvas (X55301)
- $160.00

*Check adidas Original locations for availability.

STREETWEAR ▲: Dehen Jackets for adidas Originals + Brooklyn Nets

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I first seen this during a NBA post-game show, and immediately wanted to know where to purchase it. I'm not a fan of the Brooklyn Nets so much, but adidas Originals is where it's at! Apparently these are only for "Friends & Family," and a few were given away at KITH (store in Brooklyn) in a kit that included other goods as well. Check the video below as per what went into the construction of the jacket by Dehen Jackets in Portland, Oregon.


November 21, 2012

EVENT ▲: The Peralta Project Presents 'Black Season Affair' at APT 78 (Wash. Hts, NY)

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Tony Peralta of The Peralta Project reached out to me earlier today, and invited me to APT 78 for the release of his new collection. He told me at this event he'd be releasing a few pieces like his Wash. Hts snakeskin brim snapback and hoody, Gianni Alexander skully and hoody, along Protect Your Neck scarf.

Update: Tony releases a visual for "Uptown Defenders" w/ @FeedTheRats.



Follow on Twitter: @PeraltaPrjct

SALE ▲: iLTHY Black Friday Mystery Tote Release

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Man, I really want in on this...we'll see. S/o to iLTHY!

Website: Shop w/ iLTHY

EVENT ▲: Raekwon to Perform at Dream Downtown (NY, NY)

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I'm guessing you need to signup for an account before you can RSVP.

Website: The Cools

SALE ▲: Gourmet Footwear Black Friday Online

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Code "BlackFriday" - Shop w/ Gourmet Footwear

SALE ▲: Black Scale Black Friday + Cyber Monday

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Code "BlackFriday" - Shop w/ Black Scale

SALE ▲: Supra Shop Open for Holidays (Women)

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Click here: Shop w/ Supra for Women

SALE ▲: Sabit NYC In Store + Online

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Code "Black30" - Shop w/ Sabit NYC

November 16, 2012

KICKS ▲: Air Jordan 4 Retro (Black/Cement Grey-Fire Red)

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Photos by Troy Paraiso*

Releasing next Friday are the Air Jordan "Bred" (Black + Red) 4 Retro. Last released in 2008 in a Countdown Pack, and before that in 1999, but soon they'll be available to the general public. They're a bit tight on me than my normal size, but they look dope on foot - you'll definitely want to get you a pair.

S/o to the connect, I'll never mention your name, I promise respect.

VIDEO ▲: Paul Brown Feat. UFO Fev - "Inner City Blues"


Directed by Wolph Creations*

"A crew full of ridahz' willing to burn rubber/ Watchful of the snakes and New York undercover." - UFO Fev

A new visual from Paul Brown off the Brown Liquor mixtape, over a Marvin Gaye sample, featuring a favorite 'round these parts, UFO Fev.

Follow on Twitter: @PaulBisCELEB | @UFOFev

STREETWEAR ▲: Gourmet x Mitchell & Ness - Vintage Satin Phillies Jacket (Sneak Peek)

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If you watch the Gourmet x Mitchell & Ness - Vintage Satin's video, then you'll see what may be the next team to release in this Gourmet x Mitchell & Ness program.

You know who blogged it first!

EVENT ▲: Sneaker Con, Sponsored by Adidas (NY, NY)

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VIDEO ▲: BayAreaHipHop.com Interview w/ Street Knowledge



Bay Area Hip-Hop links up w/ our favorite Oakland, CA artist Street Knowledge, as he talks about his nervous beginnings, sports, style of music, and more.

Follow on Twitter: @StreetKnowledg3

NEW YORK CITY ▲: Coney Island (Hurricane Sandy Photos)

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Photos by Troy Paraiso*

Last week I worked in Coney Island in Brooklyn and what I saw was worst than the photos I captured. Never in my life have a seen such devastation to neighborhoods in whole. God bless'em.

Photo 1: The Coney Island train station (D, F, N, Q) blocked off by a NYPD vehicle.

Photo 2: Mercedes-Benz being weighed down by what was a big tree.

Photo 3: Food & Supply lines in the Projects, w/ the National Guard on watch.

...to actually be there and live through this will change lives.

NEW YORK CITY ▲: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

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Got our The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 tickets.

Update: Twilight never fails. Great movie!

November 9, 2012

STREETWEAR ▲ Gourmet x Mitchell & Ness - Vintage Satin NY Yankees Jacket

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I knew about these two weeks ago when the email went out late night about this new co-branded project. Anyway, these are dope, real dope, but a bit pricey the circumstances of my region. Nevertheless, the good folks at Gourmet and Mitchell & Ness produce a Cooperstown Collection classic, and it's still available.

- Brand-new, 1988 NY Yankees vintage replica satin jacket
- Leopard printed full-grain calf tanned suede arms
- One layer tackle twill front chest logo
- Embroidered twill sleeve patch, with snap front closure
- Heavy-weight ribbed neck, waist and wrist, with silk liner
- Traditional Fit, but this style fits a little roomier in the sleeve & body

*Side Note: They also created a Boston Redsox jacket as well.

Purchase: Gourmet x Mitchell & Ness - Vintage Satin NY Yankees Jacket

KICKS ▲: Nike - Free Training Fit 2 (Women's)

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Ladies if you're looking for a running shoe, try the Free Training Fit 2 by Nike. I got a pair for my lady, and she loves them, and they're dope on foot.

Purchase: Nike - Free Training Fit 2 (Women's)

EVENT ▲: Eric Sosa to Performance at Rare Gallery (NY, NY)

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Eric Sosa without a doubt is one of the best performers on stage when attending a music event. You can catch him November 28th, at the Rare Gallery in New York City for The Prologue Collection by Avery James.

Follow on Twitter: @EricSosa

ART ▲: UFO Fev - "Return Flight" (Art by EHT Mills)

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At this moment in my life, I want nothing more than to hear three things: The voice of my Grandmother everyday, a Stack Bundles album, and THIS again!

UFO Fev let me listen to Return Flight about a month or so ago, and it's his best work. The project has eight original songs, which means the Mile High general is definitely going to takeoff on people, so in retrospect it should have been called the "Connecting Flight", lol. But all jokes aside, this shit go hard, and I can't wait for you to listen it!

Coming Soon...

Follow on Twitter: @UFOFev

MUSIC ▲: Darren Hanible - "Wake Up" Freestyle (Prod. by YBonDaBeat)



"Went through a change in my mind dawg, so you don't catch me cookin' up the same ether!"

New freestyle by the homie Darren Hanible from DC, produced by YBonDaBeat.

Download: Click Here

Follow on Twitter: @DarrenHanible

November 2, 2012

NEW YORK CITY ▲: Upper West Side (Hurricane Sandy Photos)

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Photos by Troy Paraiso*

Sandy was rough, but we made it through on the Upper West Side, NYC. It was like nothing I've ever endured, and some people in my City lost more than a few trees on their block. No, I'm not lucky, I'm blessed.

That lead photo is actually a shot from me, standing on the West Side Highway. Yes, it was closed down, so we had to sneak down there past police. Also, that second to last photo is a suv with the rear window busted out from a tree.

Follow me on Twitter: @TroyParaiso

PHOTO ▲: Lady Laura in Isabela, Puerto Rico

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Lady Laura of New York City on the beach in beautiful Isabela, Puerto Rico.

Yep, that is all.

VIDEO ▲: Mad As Hell (Vote 2012)


Directed by Ashley Smith*

Forwarded to me from my homeboy Brian Bachelor, is a video looking to heighten the awareness of supporting your political party in upcoming days at the polls. Pretty dope video, if you ask me - good job, Ashley Smith.

For More Info: Mad As Hell (Vote 2012) Dir. by Ashley Smith

MAGAZINE ▲: Hdee of Riots and Roses via CITY SNAP (Japanese)

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Photo by Ryan Zimmerman*

Friend and Riots and Roses general Hdee, was recently featured in japanese magazine CITY SNAP. Check out the photo to see what he's wearing in their detailed shot.

Follow on Twitter: @HHDEE

STREETWEAR ▲: San Francisco Giants 59FIFTY Cap (w/2012 World Series Patch)

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S/o to all the San Francisco Giants fans, they deserved another World Series championship. Click the link below to purchase the New Era 59FIFTY.

Purchase: San Francisco Giants 59FIFTY Cap (w/2012 World Series Patch)