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31.12.12

Will 2k+13



What kind of hiphop fan would I be without posting THIS video on New Year's Eve???

Peace & Prosperity to you in 2013 from Essince.

29.12.12

Caribbean Capone



AZ based Pistols in Paradise has some of the [tr]ILLEST shirts I've seen (remember this Biggie x Shakespear shirt?) but I'm really diggin' on this cream "Caribbean Capone" shirt.

Picture's worth 1k words. So I'll let Al speak for himself.

Add this to your winter wardrobe.

28.12.12

G-Scott "Fools’ Gold"



New video by G-Scott with NJOMZA for "Fool's Gold" off his late January dropping project, 1983.

Download here.

27.12.12

Reverie "The Transition"


I've been a fan of Reverie's for a minute and was really interested to hear her new project, The Transition.

I'm really a fan of her introspective lyricism. Having someone open up and reveal her perceived shortcomings and insecurities to the world is pretty cool. And it's honesty like this which has helped her build a strong and loyal fan base.

Hit me up, Rev. Let's finish that interview.



@ReverieLOVE

26.12.12

The Good Die Young

I hate to post something so sad so close to the Christmas celebration but sometimes things don't happen when we'd like them to (not that a young death is ever in our plans).

I found out a friend of mine lost his battle with cancer today at age 22 and I honestly don't know how to express my feelings in words...I told 2 of his siblings I loved them and reminded them that I'm here but I don't know what to say...I've been in similar situations many, many times and it never gets easier...I'll probably lay low for a bit but usually cope through music so I posted one of my favorite songs to listen to in this situation.

Sucks I have a playlist ready for these situations.

R.I.P. Matthew. We'll miss you, brother.

The T-Rex Chief Crewneck



I hope everyone enjoyed his/her Christmas/holiday and with any gift money you're looking to style yourself for the new year. I'm still on my crewneck & native theme fix so this seemed proper.

The T-Rex Chief Crewneck by Entree LS is perfect and comes with front pockets, too.

Try pairing with a grey fitted like this Cleveland Indians New Era which keeps with the native element as well.


22.12.12

All that glitters IS Gold (Puma Crown Watch)


I've always been big on the watches and have quite the collection starting from the casual Sabo I got in Bangkok to an ill white leather Fossil watch my Japanese ex got me in Tokyo (we're still cool and it's a nice-ass watch. I'm wearing it. lol) to the fancier Bell&Ross (as seen in my last style guide) to my Breitling. I'm about the time piece as an accessory.

That being said I'm digging this Gold Crown watch by Puma. I surprisingly don't have any gold watches and this caught my eye.

The best price for this watch is on JackThreads.

I'm Mayan.

If you're reading this then congratulations, not only can you read but you've survived the misunderstanding of the 3 calendar system that has become the "Mayan Apocalypse".

Quick history lesson before celebration. The Mayans had 3 calendars with different lengths. The short explanation is that this calendar represented 5,200 cycles of a 360 day period which ended 12-21-12. This calendar is to calculate earth cycles (which modern scientists agree is 25,920 years) and astrological movements. This is more the end of an age/era than the end of the world and identifies an alignment of the Midwinter Solstice sun with the galactic center.

But whatever. Here's a song with the word "Mayan" in it by Masspike Miles. Relax and enjoy your life (but don't waste it).

.

p.s. I really am part Mayan.

iLL CAMILLE "ILLUSTRATED"


I heard iLL Camille a while back and girl gets down. She just dropped her project, "Illustrated" and I wanted to share it with you. Listen in its entirety below or DL here.



18.12.12

More like Yo! MTV Snaps!



I'm kinda diggin The Yo MTV Print SNAPBACK. Color combo is ill. Really digging creative bills on caps now, too so this print works for me.

Check below for a few different angles and an all black Yo MTV Raps fitted I have my eye on, too.





16.12.12

MHz Legacy "Somewhere" MV



I've always been a big fan of @Copywrite, which caused me to have him host a[n unreleased] mixtape of mine a few years ago to getting his last few CDs to eventually doing tour booking for him. Videos and songs like this off the new MHz Legacy CD remind me why I'm such a fan. RJD2 is DOoope and Tage does his thing, as usual.

Enjoy.

Mark of the Beast [666th post]



I can't say that I'm big on numerology (though I am aware of the significance of certain numbers. That being said this is my 666th post and it's on the Christian Sabbath so I felt this was an appropriate video to counter the negativity of the #.

This is the video for "MayDay" by Lecrae with the beautiful Ashthon Jones and the one and only Big K.R.I.T. off Lecrae's album "Gravity".

God bless.

15.12.12

Silence Of The Lames [GLC]


GLC is dope. I've been a fan of his since I heard him on that Drive Slow joint and met him in Cleveland a few years back and chopped it up about bringing him out to Japan at one point. (our interview is out on the youtube if you care enough to search for it).

This is his new project. Enjoy it, friends.

Chuuch.

14.12.12

Toro y Moi "So Many Details" MV



I gotta give it up to my girl DJ Kachina for expanding my musical tastes. She spun some really ill chillwave in her mixes on our show, Urban Tribe Radio (which will be back but click for past episodes).

I'd seen this Toro y Moi video a few other places but lightweight slept on it til I saw the homie, DJ Hypen (KUBE 93, Seattle) post it on his blog. I respect his taste so I checked it out and video is CLEAN. Song is chill. Girl is fine. Everybody wins.

Snow tha Product "Good Nights & Bad Mornings"


I've been supporting/crushing on Snow tha Product for a majority of this year since I saw an interview with her last winter and she's been steady doing her thing. Rumor has is she signed with Atlantic. Is this true? I saw it on a FB comment so I have no idea whether it's true or not and I didn't bother to look it up. lol

Regardless, congrats on your growth and here's to good nights and better mornings.

12.12.12

ESSINCE x HEX


I've featured a few HEX bags/accessories in the past but I've always had my eye on their Academy Backpack. I love the adaptability and versatile nature of gray and this bag has all the proverbial 'bells and whistles' needed for anyone from student to business person to accessory afficianado.


I took it for a shoot in the beautiful midwest woods to show its style and versatility (pictures taken by Adam Smith). Check out a few more pictures and for a complete style breakdown of my outfit check below.

How Sean Price Stole Christmas


Ho Ho Ho, Motherfxcker.

Animated & directed by: Kimson Albert

Paigey Cakey [UK]



My brother at Knowledge is Power promo in the UK [remember our project with UK rapper, Bluprint?) shared this on Google+. UK emcee, Paigey Cakey just dropped her project, "The First Paige" and I'm really diggin' it.

Apparently she's an actress, too (pardon my ignorance, Paigey). But she's cute and can spit and has a British accent so everything's working for me. lol Check her video below and download the project here.

Facemelter



My girl, DJ Kachina hipped me to this video telling me I'd love it and would probably blog it...far be it from me to call her a liar. I loved it and here we are.

This is Alexander Spit's video for "Facemelter". The song is ill and the video is on some crazy Adult Swim bump transition vibe (but definitely has it's own thing). Turn up the HD and enjoy this & Alysha Nett.

11.12.12

Matt Bakos "One Day" (prod. Chuck Inglish)



Pittsburgh's own, Matt Bakos drops his new video for the Chuck Inglish produced "One Day". Pittsburgh is the most confusing city on the earth if you're driving there and not FROM there. I get lost every time I'm there...guaranteed. lol

But they have some ill music (Word to Owey). Respect nonetheless. Bakos does his thing.

9.12.12

Loverance "Freak Of The Industry"


I'd been seeing this cover in a few places (Thizzler on the Roof & LiveMixtapes background) so I thought I' give it a chance.

I didn't notice @DjSkee was behind this til I heard him on the intro but I respect him immensely (another midwest cat, btw). I'm currently listening but so far this tape goes so enjoy this Bay Area project by @Loverance.

10 Jesus Pieces



Though I'm doing some work with the real Freeway Rick Ross (look him up), I can't lie and say I'm not a Rozay fan. He's dope. And the OH homie, Stalley is growing on MMG and I'm interested to see what he's able to do. This video is ill. I love the imagery and scenery and direction of it and am a sucker for the architecture of old churches.

8.12.12

Casey Veggies "Sauna" HD MV



Ill new track [& video] for Casey Veggies called "Sauna". This comes from new HD video site, Trill HD (from the good folks who brought you, Live Mixtapes. [word to Cleveland].

7.12.12

Jus Mic "Just Make It Like"




Jus Mic has been doing his thing for a minute and is one of the most talented dudes I've heard. I hype people a lot but as far as people I generally am inspired by there are very few. I believe dude has the ability to be whatever he wants (MC, Singer, Poet...whatever).

He's coming out of hiding and has some great things in the works for 2013. Word to Cleveland.

Enjoy.

6.12.12

Essince Throwback: PM Dawn



PM Dawn's "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" is my JAM. I first heard it on Rhino Record's "Millenium Hip Hop party" [don't act like you didn't have it]. This is definitely from the early 90s Daisy Age of hiphop [Word to De La].

Lloyd recently sampled this (which samples "Hush" by Deep Purple). Or maybe he sampled the original...that makes more sense but whatever. Just watch. lol

5.12.12

Snow tha Product "Lord Be With You"


New track by Snow tha product. Go in Peace. Serve the Lord.

HUF Cooper



I'm diggin' on this Navy Cooper by HUF. I don't think they make these in my size but this is on my wishlist regardless. Rock with some grey jeans and a dark top to bring these out.

Order here.

Pos Why Ju Hating



When I was in school I worked at Burlington Coat Factory. This girl named Corrina asked "What Is You?" to me while I was eating lunch. My girl Shawna told her I was Mexican [Which isn't true, I'm Honduran] and Corinna goes "Ewww. Mexicans be some stalkers".

What a bitch.

It got increasingly ignorant from there but I'll let ju enjoy the bideo. lol

I believe the parody king title was handed down from the illustrious Wierd Al Yankovic to Chingo Bling.


download on the iTunes here.

4.12.12

RZA Decoded

I've always been a Wu fan but I'd be a dirty liar if I said some of their rhymes didn't go over my head.

Thank goodness for things like this. The new movie is pretty ill, too.



Bong Bong.

3.12.12

Sir Michael Rocks "Make This Bread:


I've been a fan of Mikey Rocks for a minute (I think a little more than his Cool Kids counterpart, Chuck Inglish to be honest) and his last project "Lap of Luxury" was ill and this is his first single off of volume 1.5.