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Dizm Eyewear "major tom" sunglasses

Ever since I turned in my glasses for contacts I've been somewhat of an sunglasses connoisseur which brought me to Dizm Eyewear's site & these "Major Toms".

Coming in silver and gold, these come with:
100% UV protection
Base 6 spherical lens
Handmade premium acetate and forged monel alloy frame

"If you dare leave the capsule, make sure you've got on your Major Toms. Polarized CR 39 lens, with a forged monel frame and hand crafted acetate temples set the stage for this all time aviator."

I'm def. looking forward to meeting up with Dizm Eyewear when I head to Agenda in LBC next week. I'd better cop a pair of Major Tom here


Nelly O.E.M.O. (mixtape)

St. Louis' own...screw that, the Midwest's own, Nelly finally drops a mixtape and gives us a Christmas present in "O.E.M.O. (On Everything, MO)"...which I believe is his first mixtape (at least in the form we know them today).

Download Mixtape Free | Mixtape Player

(with Nelly at the private Grand Opening of Ex'treme Institute)

I love it. I met Nelly last month at the private grand opening of his new university (the Ex'treme Institute). Cool dude. Dope college. Cool ass mixtape. All you bums who say Nelly doesn't put on for STL can go play on a 70W during rush hour.

THEN check Nelly on my CLExSTL project.


Murry Chri'mus

Feliz Navidad, amigos & amigettes.


Kojoe x Raekwon "Asian Linx"

One of Japan's illest MCs, Queens, NY raised Kojoe teams up with Wu-Tang's own, Raekwon & DJ Beert for "Asian Linx" for a dope mixtape. I met up with @IAmKojoe & the crew during a photoshoot for The Source while I was in Tokyo a few months ago and they're making some serious moves stateside and overseas.

And go behind the scenes on his video shoot with Raekwon and Kurupt here


Realm Reality x J. Dilla "Come Too Far"

The one and only Realm Reality (bka actor, Rick Gonzalez) releases a new song entitled "Come Too Far" over production by the late J. Dilla [R.I.P.].

He said this on his site:
"Did this for a DJ. Loved it so much, had to drop it. The man above is pure inspiration when I hear his production. Enjoy!"

I recommend you do what he says and enjoy this song. Then click here to listen to/DL his most recent "Invisible Man" mixtape with DJ G-Spot.

Come too far by Realm Reality


Termanology "Welcome to the Jungle" MV

New video by beantown's own, Termanology over the Watch the Throne beat, 'Welcome to the Jungle'.


Cory Gunz "Drug Raps 2"

YMCMB's own, Cory Gunz [finally] releases a new song since his TV show and verse on a song with Lil Wayne (you know the one).

I met him in Cleveland in 2009 while we both happened to be walking around downtown. I was looking for a place to eat during a music conference and he was looking for a hotel. I've been a fan since and liked his show and think he can def. spit. I'm just sad to see him going to waste on YM.


The AK x Hieroglyphics Hooded Varsity Jacket

Akomplice teams up with Hieroglyphics to bring you this ill hooded varsity jacket. I've been rocking some AK gear for a minute but have been fans of Hiero for YEARS (google them if you aren't hip).

embroidery close up [obviously]

Varsity jackets are back in right now and you don't need to be a Heiro fan or an athlete to look good in this jacket. Shout out to @CraniumFitteds

Young Whales "The Business" (Crewneck)

Anyone who frequents this site know I've been kinda heavy on the crewnecks this fall/winter so I had to feature this Young Whales joint.

You still have time to get this for a loved one or yourself (if you love yourself) for Xmas from the good people at Cranium Fitteds (click here).


Off Rip "Don't Show Up"

Detroit's own, Off-Rip drops his new single, "Don't Show Up When I Blow Up".

I worked with UK blog, Knowledge is Power to produce an international series entitled "Across the Pond" and we featured his song "We In Here" on the US EP (listen/DL here).

Download here // DL Radio version here


Iron Solomon "Almost There" MV

Iron Solomon has been making a name for himself for a minute in the battle scene but he's also putting "that battle rappers can't make music sh!t to an end" [not his line but it's from a song by another battle MC, Wrekonize. Yes, battle rap is another thing I nerd out on].

Solomon drops his dope new video for "Almost There". Check it out.

Solomon's full length album, "Monster" is coming soon but in the meantime check his mixtape, "Redrum Radio" and some of his best battles here.

The Rap Battle (parody)

I'll let this speak for itself.



la|clique X Lil Debbie

la|clique X Lil Debbie collab. | dropping soon from laclique clothing co. on Vimeo.

LA lifestyle brand, LA Clique is teaming up with Lil Debbie for an ill collab coming soon. Check the trailer.

Hit up LA Clique and check out their shop. They have some really ill gear (I've been looking at their '88 Till Infinity Jacket' for too long. Xmas gift anyone?

Don't forget to enter code Essince at checkout for a discount. My holiday gift to you.

Chuuwee "Watching the Throne"

I got on twitter to catch up with Next [Amalgam Digital CEO] and went the AD website and saw this album up for DL. Chuuwee & AD teamed up with Fly Society and DJ to bring you this dope album, Watching the Throne. And before you ask, NO, it's not a remake album of 'Ye & Jay.

I saw the Brother Ali co-sign online which is really what made me listen (Brother Ali is arguably my favorite rapper alive, btw).

Get @ChuuweeTUS on twitter and let him know what you think.

Listen/DL HERE


Goldie Loc "The Rebirth"

West coast hip hop has always been my favorite. Snoop, Dre, Ice Cube, Boo Ya Tribe, Cypress Hill, DJ Quik, Battlecat. I could go on and on.

One of my favorite songs ever is The Eastsidaz & Snoop's "G'd Up".

1/2 of the Eastsidaz, Goldie Loc has stayed on his grind (appearing in feature films, documentaries, and more) and is working on some new music, like this new track, "The Rebirth".

Get @FollowGoldieLoc on twitter and let him know what you think of the new track.


Raekwon "Dope on the Table"

Beatsmith and A&R Andrew Kelley has come together with The DJBooth to bring listeners Dope on the Table, an exclusive collection of remixed cuts by Raekwon the Chef. Originally conceived as a mixtape project in conjunction with the Wu-Tang spitter’s management, but never completed, the set has been resurrected in the form of a Booth-exclusive, seven-track EP. Kelley provides all production throughout the project, which features guest appearances from Big L, M.O.P., Kool G Rap, Notorious B.I.G., Ghostface Killah, Sean Price, Pusha T, Littles, Fabolous and Big Boi.