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Fly.Union "TGTC"

Who would I be if I didn't show my fellow Ohioans love? [A jerk, that's who]. Columbus's own, Fly.Union drops their new project TGTC [The Greater Than Club].

Check the video for "Feels Good" below and DL the mixtape free here and on iTunes.


Nike Sportswear Toki Premium “3HC”

"The Toki has been one of our strongest selling shoes outside of Nike SB. This Premium Pecan colorway is part of Nike's 3HC Series. It's made up of buttery leather and sits on a clean white midsole. Contrast embroidery holds down the side panel onto the toe box, which adds an excellent subtle accent." - Primitive Shoe

I'm really diggin' these shoes. Like...forreal. I hope they come in size 15. [*wishful thinking].
For more pics and information click here.


Hip Hop In: South Africa

It's been a long time since I updated the Hip Hop In: series and I wanted to feature someone in Africa. There's so much great music there but I chose South Africa's Omen.

Check out this video for Omen's "Dat Girl" featuring Bongo Riot & Mandla N.

for consideration for feature in this series contact

See previous episodes:
Ep. 6 - Japan
Ep. 5 - Germany
Ep. 4 - Thailand
Ep. 3 - Norway
Ep. 2 - Hong Kong
Ep. 1 - Cambodia


Marijuana Man Comic [Food One x Ziggy Marley]

Check this behind the scenes mini-doc about the forthcoming Marijuana Man comic by Jim Mahfood [aka Food One], Ziggy Marley, and Joe Casey.

MM drops nationwide TOMORROW!

See some of Jim Mahfood's work here at

(He's also the brother of the STL's illustrious, DJ Mahf).

Watch the doc. Buy the comic. Light one up and read it.

*UPDATE* 5/15/11 I bought it today. It's tight.

Termanology "Uncut" MV

New video for "Uncut" by Termanology (prod. by Shortfyuz, directed by Jon Wolf) from the forthcoming Bomb Threat Volume 2: Evacuate The Building.

Citizen: Eco-Drive Satellite Wave

Citizen is only producing 100 pieces of this limited edition watch, scheduled for release Autumn 2011.

“This next-generation timepiece searches for the closest of the 24 navigation satellites that orbit the earth.

It captures the day, date and time signals the satellite emits from space, 20,000 kilometers above the earth.
Since the satellite signals are controlled by atomic clocks, this watch’s timekeeping is ultra precise.
Each of the 24 navigation satellites orbits the earth once every twelve hours, so that this watch receives the signals from any open space, even in the boundless Western Pacific or atop the world’s highest peak.

The metal ring embedded in the glass bezel seems to float in outer space, like a satellite in planetary orbit. The round case, which appears to be independent of the lugs, suggests the image of the earth. These design elements resonate with the technological combination of light power and time/calendar data received from outer space to keep this watch on time, always.

The spiral parts visible from the sides of the glass bezel are both a design motif, suggesting the radio waves that link this watch with outer space, and visible symbols of the light waves that provide Eco-Drive an inexhaustible source of energy. The three-dimensional forms on the watch face evoke the futuristic image of spaceship engines."

2011 will, thus, be the year in which time signals link wrist and outer space in an unprecedented experience. Eco-Drive SATELLITE WAVE will bring ultra-precise timekeeping to whatever human beings do, wherever they are on the face of the earth. It is purely powered by light.”



Last night I met soon to be R&B superstar, Rotimi in Ohio for part of his nation-wide tour.

Dude did his thing despite some craziness that went down.

I'll leave it at that and let the music speak for itself.

follow him on Twitter @Rotimi1 and tell him @Essince sent you


Kris Van Assche x Eastpak (backpack)

This exclusive black leather bag from the Kris Van Assche x Eastpak collection is limited to only 30 copies and is only available at Paris’ colette on June 20, 2011.

Whillas & Gunn 2011 Fall/Winter Collection Lookbook

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I'll let them speak for themselves.

"Whillas & Gunn continues to be one man’s endeavor, the result of his families ability to manifest their own destiny across the last three decades in the garment industry, staking their lives and livelihoods on what they believe in. Fall/Winter 2011 sees the family reunited in a province in China at the foundations of any garment business…The Factory." - HypeBeast



The Cameos in this are ridiculous!

Dope marketing idea for this trailer. Not sure how they got all these people to do this but who cares. It's dope.


D. Rick "This is It" ft Off Rip Ro Spit

I'm a fan of Detroit. I even thought of going to college there and visited CCS. Since Motown hit the music scene Detroit put out some of the best music (of many genres).

D. Rick drops an ill track and video (with a nice list of MI hiphop cameos). I'll use the description I was given about D. Rick. Watch the video above. Listen and download below.

"D-Rick's voice alone could cast a shadow over the Empire State Building. D-Rick is a rare commodity in the state of Michigan. Among putting his stamp in the Detroit music scene, he is also hands on with the cities youth, trying to mold Detroit's youth that are given a second chance and guide them to the lives that they dream of. You can often catch D-Rick giving out newly released sneakers to those that are less fortunate and cannot afford to get the things that other are blessed with. The track and video "This Is It" captures all of these things that D-Rick does in it's essence in a documentary-like video which features two other up and coming Michigan artists Off-Rip and Ro Spit who is fresh off a great stint in SXSW. This trio has put together a track that has had the cities ears buzzing since it's release on March 28th. the video displays the power of a voice if you choose to speak and shows the grind that is instilled in D-Rick."