Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The mixtape is avaiable on Itunes. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD.
AND if you have time and are in the Chicago area head on out to the mixtape release party TONIGHT!
In the midst of a large scale global tour, the following will release out of the CASIO G-SHOCK camp for 2009 July. A number of releases revolve around their iconic offerings, the square-shaped DW-5600 and round-dial DW-6900. Another addition includes the more contemporary stylings of the G-8100. All in all, it’s nice to see some more colorful releases as these have traditionally been restricted to collaboration models. Look fro these at select CASIO G-SHOCK retailers in July.
If you’re checking out this site right now, you’re probably already well versed on the Air Jordan legacy. As hugely popular as Jordans are and have been since the 80’s, there are certain colorways of certain Air Jordan models that transcend the sneaker game as something more than just a shoe. To some, it’s a work of art, and to others, it’s a nostalgic reminder of the good old days of our youth. To many of us, just the mere sight of this Air Jordan VI conjures a series of flashbacks to not only that special time in sneakers, but also to the early days of a subculture that was just starting to emerge in response to the amazing creations that were coming out of Tinker Hatfield’s sketchbook.
The above Air Jordan VI in its OG Infrared colorway is one of those special shoes that is more than just something you put on your feet. It’s a road post along the sneaker landscape that we can all look back on with great fondness. During the 1990-1991 NBA season, at the time of their release, Nike was pulling away from their competitors at a startling rate and so was Michael Jordan. These shoes were on his feet as he won his first NBA Championship and his second league MVP.
Was it the shoes? Only Mike and Spike know for sure, but for most of us, owning a pair of these kicks was as close as we were ever going to come. Whether you had them back then or were smart enough to pick up the Retro version that dropped in 2000, another chance is coming to get your hands on one of the centerpieces of the Air Jordan legacy. The original Black/Infrared Air Jordan VI will be hitting stores again in January of next year, so you’ll have to be patient, but we promise that they’ll be worth the wait. In the meantime, you can check out some closeups of the shoe to whet your appetite even further and we’ll be sure to keep you posted on all the latest regarding this eagerly awaited Retro release.
Release Date: 01/2010
How do you feel about these two together?
**Both are nasty... I would prolly go with that purple joint tho!**
Following up on their blue launch in March, Nixon release two new colorways in their popular Rubber Player model, a spin-off of their classic Player timepiece. Various features within the Rubber Player include: 3-hand Japanese quartz movement, custom molded silicone case and band and a diamond. Retailing for $170 USD, both colorways (purple/black) are now available at 80’s Purple.
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Monday, June 29, 2009
by John Soeder / Plain Dealer Pop Music Critic
For Kid Cudi, the pinch-me-I-must-be-dreaming moments just keep piling up.
Not long ago, the rising hip-hop star found himself in a recording studio with Kanye West. (Pinch.)
In Hawaii. (Pinch, pinch.)
And did we mention this was the third time in six months that Cudi had gone to work with West in paradise? (Pinch, pinch, pinch.)
"I was like, 'Man, I'm really doing what I always wanted to do,'" says Cudi, 25.
His real name is Scott Mescudi. He was born in Cleveland and raised in Shaker Heights and Solon.
When the BET Awards are handed out Sunday, June 28, in Los Angeles, Cudi will be on the VIP list. He's nominated for best-new-artist honors, alongside Keri Hilson, Ryan Leslie, M.I.A. and Jazmine Sullivan.
Whether Cudi wins or not, you won't find a more buzzed-about rookie in the music business. He recently scored a Top 5 hit with the single "Day 'n' Nite." He'll be on tour this summer, performing Friday, July 17, at Cleveland's House of Blues.
He's a budding actor, too, with a role in a new HBO comedy series, "How to Make It in America."CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE.
The Air Jordan I has enjoyed a handful of solid renditions in recent memory as it features in an all-black colorway seen here. Having seen various “Black Cat” interpretations in the past, this particular black colorway of the Air Jordan I features a a series of different materials along the upper including ostrich, pebbled leather and nylon. Available for pre-order now at RMK Store.
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One of a couple Album Trailers set to be released by Cudder.
I really hope Universal puts an amazing push behind this project!
I know Ye & the rest of G.O.O.D. Music are gona do they're thing to support Cudder.
Album set to be Released on AUGUST 25th, 2009.
Everybody SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!!!
Click Here to Buy DAY N' NITE on iTunes.
Click Here to Buy MAKE HER SAY featuring Kanye West & Common.
Seen Saturday on the feet of Jordan Brand’s main man Carmelo Anthony, the latest Air Jordan Fusion IV (AJF 4) is set to hit the streets. This edition draws on the original white, black and speckled cement grey colourway as seen in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing. These aren’t a full-on tribute to the film as was the Air Jordan 1 Retro Pack that released a short while back, but they do pay homage to the on-screen appearance with a green/yellow/red lacelock.
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Friday, June 26, 2009
Tomorrow night... Come out to Tower City @ 6:00pm for the PREMIER of Chase's new movie "The Game Ain't For Everybody."
THE S.L.A.B will DEF BE IN THE HOUSE!!!
Chase worked on the movie ALL last summer... AND FINALLY we get to see the finished product!
Chip def gets his cameo in the movie!
SIDENOTE: I saw a rough copy of the movie a couple months ago... this is the PAID IN FULL of Cleveland! The STREETS will FUCK with this like they did "Bitch Im From Cleveland."
Check the Trailer out BELOW... AND I'll See YOU @ the PREMIER!
Ace Hood ft. Rick Ross - Get Money
Ace Hood ft. Jeremih - Love Somebody
Slaughterhouse ft. M.O.P. - Woodstock Hood Hop
Rock City ft. Akon - When I Get On
Brandy ft. Ne Yo - Too Little To Late
Maino ft. Lloyd Banks and Swizz Beatz - Million Bucks Remix
Mya ft. Bun B - Show Me Something
Kidd Domination Feat. Yung Berg, Cap One, Shakez & Casha - Radio
Congrats to Gold Coin Clothing for getting their first bootleg tee. This craptastic tee was spotted in Taipei and is not an official Gold Coin product. So don’t buy it. But do however go to their site and pick up the original tee and go download Terry Urban's mixtape “Southerngold” as well featuring Chip Tha Ripper!
Did That Really Just Happen???
Looks like this answers everyone's question.
Straight from the horse's mouth: "All Right" will be featured on the final version of Category F5. The track features Kanye West and was co-produced by NO ID.
Category F5. July 14, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Phoenix Suns have come to an agreement on a blockbuster trade that will send Shaquille O'Neal to Cleveland to team with LeBron James, according to sources.
The deal has been agreed to in principle and is expected to be finalized Thursday, according to sources.
Cleveland will send Ben Wallace and Sasha Pavlovic to Phoenix for the presumptive future Hall of Famer.
Sources said the Suns will also receive the 46th pick in Thursday's NBA draft and $500,000.
The trade gives the Cavs a player they've coveted since February. With center Zydrunas Ilgauskas starting to break down, adding Shaq to the roster gives them a dominant force in the middle.
The Cavs obviously were unhappy with their ability to defend Dwight Howard in the playoffs against the Orlando Magic and bringing Shaq into the fold should help.
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Kanye premiered his video for "Nightmares" last night at the Los Angeles Film festival. The Spike Jonze-directed clip, which is now a short film entitled We Were Once A Fairytale, features Kanye having sex with a pillow, vomiting rose petals and pulling a furry demon rodent out of his stomach. I have to see this!
The Daily Swarm writes:
Kanye West was rolling deep at the Los Angeles Film Festival tonight, surprising the audience with the premier of a short film by Spike Jonze called We Were Once A Fairytale.
In the film, Kanye plays himself drunk at a club acting belligerent and boastful, telling starstruck club-goers that the song playing in the club is his. He wanders into a side room where he encounters a beautiful woman. They start having sex and then he passes out on her leopard print dress. When he comes to, he finds himself in the VIP room with his pants down – he was hallucinating and fucking the pillow. The realization startles him and he rushes to the bathroom where he vomits what look like rose petals.
Then it gets weird.
Kanye finds a bowie knife in the bathroom and cuts into his stomach, spilling a torrent of more petals. He digs in the knife deeper and then with his hand rips out a small furry rodent, like a demon, only its quite cute. When Kanye realizes it’s connected to him with an umbilical cord, he pulls it hard, ripping it out of him for good. He then puts the demon on the sink and hands him a tiny bowie knife to fit the critter’s scale who then uses it to commit hari kari.
The short, written and directed by Spike Jonze, walks the fine line between self aggrandizement and self mockery that runs through all of Kanye’s endeavors. But the filmmaking is on point, with cinematography and sound design that authentically renders that feeling of being really disoriented in a nightclub. One doesn’t need to love Kanye to love the film, but the Jonze short takes what people love and hate about Kanye’s persona and then pushes it into a new, trippy realm. And in case you’re wondering, the answer is no, Kanye still can’t act. The film features the song “See you in my Nightmares” from 808s and Heartbreaks, remixed and pretty severely tweaked by Spike Jonze’s brother and N.A.S.A.‘s Squeak E. Clean (Sam Spiegel).
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It's the Sea-Based X-Band Radar, which is part of the U.S. Defense Department Ballistic Missile Defense System. It's a weird view, because usually—as you can see in the second image—it propels itself.
The platform—built by the Russians using a Norwegian twin-hulled oil platform design—is 380 feet long and 280 feet tall to the top of the main radar dome. Designed to work under any kind of weather, the 50,000-ton behemoth only moves a maximum of 10 degrees of its horizontal base using passive stabilization.
According to Wikipedia, the SBX "has been moved to offshore Hawaii from its Aleutian Islands base in Alaska as of June 23, 2009. The reason: A potential North Korean missile launch that may hit the sea only 310 miles from US territory.CLICK HERE FOR THE REST OF THE STORY.
To the surprise of pretty much no one, this latest Air Jordan Spiz’ike set the web on fire a few days ago after the first sample images began to leak out. Now we have some detailed closeups for you to sink your teeth into and from the looks of these pics, most sneakerheads will not be disappointed. The Spiz’ike is by far the most respected and accepted Jordan hybrid thanks to its use of so many elements from the beloved early Air Jordan models. Based on that, it seems like a no-brainer that this classic Air Jordan IV colorway will cause havoc on its release date.
Some of the Spiz’ikes tend to get a little busy with color, so it’s very refreshing to see another version that takes a simple OG approach. These kicks are not scheduled for release until February of 2010, but Osneaker is expecting to get some early, so stayed tuned and we’ll be sure to let you know when these start to become available. While you’re waiting, you can check out some more pics of these stunners after the jump.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
iSuppli also noted that the 3GS hardware set is fairly similar to the 3G (with the exception of the new features) which helps to keep the costs down. However, they did note that there were some interesting changes with regard to component selection this time around.
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TAMPA - Cleveland Cavaliers guard Tarence Kinsey Jr. has been charged with driving under the influence, Tampa police told tbo.com (Tampa Bay Online).
Kinsey, a high school standout at Tampa's Jefferson High School, was arrested at 3:38 a.m. this morning while driving 70 mph in a 55 mph zone in his 2005 Bentley, according to the report.
Kinsey joined the Cavs as a free agent in August 2008. In 50 regular season games this season, he averaged 2 points per game. He has a $995,000 non-guaranteed contract with the Cavs for the 2009-10 season.
A shoe synonymous with A Bathing Ape whilst at its pinnacle, the Bapesta makes a return to what is arguably its roots with the “X” collection seen here. With the Bapesta’s early renditions known for its colorful patent colorways that occupied a direction un-chartered by Nike and the Air Force 1, the X collection also features a series of characters on the heels. A total of six different colorways are now available at A Bathing Ape retailers worldwide.
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As part of Nike’s “Regions” pack set to debut in the latter half of 2009, here’s a look into something UNDFTD’s Eddie Cruz and DJ Clark Kent cooked up representing the West side. Based on LA Dodgers colors, the upper also features a fishscale like texture. Available in December of 2009.
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Jackson, 29, of Cleveland, did not enter a plea to charges of aggravated murder and felonious assault in Cleveland Municipal Court. He waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was jailed.
Cuyahoga County prosecutors will present his case to a grand jury for formal charges.
Starting today at 9AM, Nike SB are presenting their latest skate video, Debacle. The video in its entirety will be available on Nike SB’s website as it features Justin Brock, Daryl Angel, David Clark, Grant Taylor, Shane O’Neill and Theotis Beasley. For more information click here.
A firm focus of the Jordan Brand this year, the Air Jordan I (1) will see another version potentially release down the line here. Known as the “Hall of Fame”, the shoe features a Bulls-inspired colorway combining black, red and hits of white as the middle of the shoe is emblazoned with various scoreboard-style numbers. No word yet on a release date
Let me tell you... Ginuwine is def doing a good job @ bringing the 90s back with that cut! LoL... But for real. This is my homie! Dude makes amazing music...
**Cue my favorite song by Ginuwine below...**
The only exceptions were Portage County, where the rate barely moved, by inching down by .2 percent and Summit County, where the jobless rate stood still.
As has been the trend this year, all rates are up dramatically from 2008. Northeast Ohio still tends to have rates lower than the rest of Ohio.
Here are the local unemployment rates for May, which are not seasonally adjusted:
• Cuyahoga, 10.1 percent, up from 9.0 in April. In May 2008, the rate was 6.9 percent.
• Geauga, 8.0 percent, up from 7.3 in April. In May 2008, the rate was 5.1 percent.
• Lake, 9.5 percent, up from 8.5 in April. In May 2008, the rate was 5.7 percent.
• Lorain, 11.4 percent, up from 10.6 percent in April. In May 2008, the rate was 6.3 percent.
• Medina, 9.3 percent, up from 8.3 percent in April. In May 2008, the rate was 5.7 percent.
• Portage 10 percent, down from 10.2 in April. In May 2008, the rate was 5.5 percent.
• Summit, 9.7 percent, the same as in April. In May 2008, the rate was 5.7 percent.
Street Fighter IV isn't the only fighting game out there, you know. Tekken 6 is coming, and with it is a $150 wireless fighting stick bundle from HORI.
Available for both the PS3 and Xbox 360, the official Tekken 6 Wireless Fight Stick Bundle brings you the stick, the game and an art book.
Release Date is October 27, 2009.
The Kanye West for Louis Vuitton is headed to retailers in the coming weeks. We have a look at five of the designs from the collection, three being high tops, two being lows. Kanye uses similar color makeups on his LV collection as we saw on his Nike Air Yeezy’s.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009
**Waddddddup Tek? Can't wait to go back to the studio with Tek. Those are the best nights... People like Tek make me get up and do this music shit everyday!**
Here’s the official version.
New album coming this fall.
Click here to support on iTunes.
Raekwon Ft N.O.R.E. & Joell Ortiz - Beauty
The Dream-Hit It On The Road
Cory Gunz-Street Dwella
Emilio Rojas - A Million
Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y - The Checkpoint
Young Dro - On Fire
Chris Brown - Not My Fault (Homeboy really has to find better names for his songs!!!)
Young Buck Ft. Hi-C & Lil Murda - Over Charge Me
Slim Thug - Showtime
Cory Gunz - Crazy World Freestyle
Lovin' this Combo... Gucci, Juelz & Big Boi!
No. 1 Stockton, Calif.
No. 2 Memphis, Tenn.
No. 3 Chicago, Ill.
No. 4 Cleveland, Ohio
No. 5 Modesto, Calif.
No. 6 Flint, Mich.
No. 7 Detroit, Mich.
No. 8 Buffalo, N.Y.
No. 9 Miami, Fla.
No. 10 St. Louis, Mo.
See Complete List & Details of Each City Here.
UPDATE FROM EMAIL SCOTT...
"Be careful doing this... it could fuck with your visual voicemail, its been doin it to some and not others. If it does mess your shit up, just restore the settings when you hook your phone up to itunes.Here's an extremely easy way to enable tethering on your iPhone 3G and 3GS (even on AT&T!) by just visiting a site on your iPhone's Safari. No jailbreaking needed. Here's where you go:
Sidenote: AT&T may crack down on this and charge you extra on your next bill."
Then scroll down to the Tethering & Internet Settings, then choosing your country and provider. This works for both AT&T and T-Mobile, and will let you install the appropriate configuration.
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Jimmy Dimora, the center of federal public corruption probe in Cuyahoga County, will take a leave as county party chairman starting July 1, according to party officials.
Cleveland Clerk of Council Pat Britt, who is the party's vice chair, will take over. The unpaid position will not affect her job as clerk.
The local party, however, is not saying Dimora will stay away forever.
Executive Director Mary Devring said Dimora is not resigning. She said Dimora decided on his own to step aside during the busy election season. This year, 58 cities hold municipal races.
"It's busier than a presidential election year," Devring said. "Jimmy thought this would be in the best interest of the party during the muny races. Nobody persuaded him. He decided on his own. He needed to do what he needed to do."
Memph doing the interview... & Mack 10 on the answers.
Despite the retro-esque demeanor of the Air Hoop Structure seen here, the model is an entirely new one combining a series of elements from across Nike’s smörgåsbord of running and basketball models. However the most prominent features come courtesy of the Olympic 6s and the Air Structure runner as the high-top maintains an old school vibe in a contemporary setting. Available now at OSneaker.com.
The basketball and Hip-Hop-centric brand known as UNDCRWN team up with Nooka on an upcoming watch release set for later this June. The colorful striped design features a multi-colored polyurethane band with black aluminum case as designed by UNDRCRWN founder Dustin Canalin. With the ZENV as the model of choice, logos of both Nooka and UNDRCRWN are showcased. Limited to 200 pieces, the watch will release soon at Nooka.com/Buy.
The Air Jordan 1 “Do the Right Thing” pack based on the seminal Air Jordan has hit select retailers. The pack which comes in two colorways features similar colors with white uppers and hits of green/red. Little references to the iconic Spike Lee “Do The Right Thing” movie are seen on select parts of the shoe such as the inner lining. Overall an nice contemporary update to an original Air Jordan 1 colorway. Available at Millennium Shoes.
Based on the popular Japanese manga stemming from the 1960s, Cyborg 009 and Japanese brand Quolomo team-up with CASIO G-SHOCK on the original DW-5600. The premise of Cyborg 009 involved a team of 9 humans originally captured to undergo a series of robotic tranformations yielding a group of 9 cyborgs who band together against their kindnappers, Black Ghost. The watch itself is featured in all-white body with a black dial. Both CYBORG and Quolomo mark the top and bottom of the watch respectively while the watch band also features a printed deisgn. The watch as part of Cyborg 009’s 25th anniversary will release on July 19th at e-casio.
Last week, Three/21 and the infamous Slaughterhouse crew shot The One video which is their upcoming single off their upcoming E1 Records debut. The entire video takes place in the penthouse of the Night Hotel and amidst all the debauchery and drunkeness, the fellas manage to spit serious fire power (insert Joe Budden Pause reaction shot). Enjoy the official Behind The Scenes footage.
Straight from Mick...
Shout to the homie Brian Nolan and the fine people at Sony… I was up there last week for a meeting re: the Peter Bjorn and John mixtape… and they presented me with a plaque for helping Adele’s sales with our 1988 mix. In this era of labels not “getting” or respecting what deejays bring to the table, kudos to Sony for figuring this out, especially regarding a non-urban artist.
North Korea is warning the world to stay out of part of its eastern waters for 16 days, starting Thursday, saying it will hold a military drill, Japanese officials said.
North Korea's hydrographic department e-mailed Japan's coast guard Monday, according to coast guard spokesman Shinya Suzuki. Japan monitors that part of the region's waters.
North Korea plans to hold military shooting practice in the waters northeast of Wonsan, on the country's eastern coast, from June 25 to July 10, according to the e-mail, Suzuki said.
The reclusive communist nation did not specify consequences of ships entering those waters during the drill, but the dates fall within the timeframe cited by Japanese media last week for a possible North Korea missile launch toward Hawaii.The North issued a similar notice before it tested a long-range rocket in April.
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**Shout out to DP @ DatNewCudi... Always has the NEWEST updates on Cudder!!!**
I’m having trouble getting this video to work consistently so hopeuflly its good for you guys. Spotted this at Cudi’s blog just now but he took it down probably because it wasn’t working. Bryan Greenberg (co-star of the upcoming HBO series “How to Make it in America”) brought Cudi out on stage to perform their new song “You Can Run”. I wasn’t aware Bryan was a musician too but it turns out he is after doing some quick research. Most of you will know him from his previous role on One Tree Hill.
Download HQ MP3 Rip: You Can Run Live Feat. Kid Cudi
Nas - Film
Chamillionaire ft. Z-Ro - Denzel Washington
Chamillionaire - Gucci and Fendi
OJ Da Juiceman ft. Gucci Mane - I Cook (No DJ)
DJ Diamond Kuts ft. Ron Browz, Nicki Minaj and Latif - Strippin In The Club
JY feat. Freeway and Young Chris - All Or Nothing
Jordyn Taylor ft. B.o.B - In The Movies
Friday, June 19, 2009
**Two Thumbs Up on the Color Choices.**
Reebok release three colorways from their 7 Deadly Sins Pack, which narrows in on the sportswear brand’s iconic Pump Omni Lite model. Out of seven scheduled releases, three have now made their way to Reebok accounts including Greed (Electric Yellow), Pride (Purple), and Sloth (Azure). The tonal color efforts are complimented with special lace locks, each representing a deadly sin. All three are now available through EastWestWorldwide.com while the remaining pairs will drop in August and September of this year.
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Following up on their past well-received collections, Play Cloths presents a new range of apparel for Summer 2009. This latest arrangement offers a variety of summer-friendly pieces including t-shirts, a polo, cut-and-sew button-down, and a couple of full print shorts, all keeping in tune with the Play Cloths aesthetic. The collection for this summer also includes an online exclusive Digital Jack t-shirt printed in strict quantities of 100 pieces. The Digital Jack online exclusive as well as the rest of the summer collection will release at 12:00 pm EST on Friday, June 19th.
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