Wednesday, September 30, 2009

VIdeo: Mike Posner: One Foot Out the Door EP.1: Back To School

"One Foot Out The Door" Episode 1: Back To School...And Off To Atlanta from Mike Posner on Vimeo.

Nike SB “Brain Wreck” Dunk Hi

Offering a solid look into Todd Bratrud’s continued designs for Nike SB, Minneapolis-based Familia Skateshop hit us with images of the long awaited “Brain Wreck” Dunk Hi. The kicks, switched up a bit from earlier samples, feature a primarily Grey suede upper with Pink leather tongue and toe box and BRAIN WRECK font on the heels in White. Receiving first dibs on the kicks, Familia look to celebrate the occasion in style on October 9th, with a special launch party/art show featuring music by Plain Ole Bill (POS’ tour DJ) along with various special goodies in store.

Familia Skateshop
2833 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55408
612.353.6930

Video: Rosa Acosta & Tammy Torres 2010 Calendar Shoot (Behind the Scenes)



ENJOY!!!

More New Leaks...

via. LeakJones.

Jadakiss & Rakim - Euphoria

Lil Scrappy ft. Tity Boi & OJ Da Juiceman - Wall Money

Trey Songz ft. Lil Twist - Girl So Bad

Mario ft. Diddy - Thinking About You Remix


Rich Boy - Celebrity

Mariah Carey - Sky Diving

T Pain - Successful Freestyle

X.O. - Do It

Machine Gun Kelly - Cleveland State Of Mind

Video: Serius Jones “Life Is Serius” Campaign Commercial

Nike SB Dunks – Summer 2010 Preview

While Nike SB Dunk mania has started to slow down a little bit in recent years, there is still a loyal following that is always anxiously waiting to get a peek at the latest upcoming colorways. We’ve already given you individual previews of a few of these upcoming styles that are sitting on deck for the summer of 2010, and now we take a closer look at those and more. Next summer, Nike SB will be bringing us new colorways of the Dunk Low, Mid and High. The Dunk Low collection will feature the Blue/Red/Silver Eric Koston model, as well as the Burgundy/Navy suede edition that we showed you a few weeks back. The Dunk SB Mid will be back in two new colorways, one sporting a Yellow/Navy color scheme and the other dipped in various shades of Black and Grey.

Rounding out this early look at the Nike SB Dunk Summer 2010 collection will be two new High models. You may have already seen our sneak peek at the Black/Purple version, but it looks like they will be joined by a striking Black/Orange pair that also uses a combination of suede and smooth leather on the upper. Keep reading after the jump for a closer look at the whole bunch and stay tuned for more on Nike SB’s Summer 2010 line-up in the near future.

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Video: Common - Universal Mind Control

Super rich are $300 billion lighter

**NO HOMO on the Bill Gates picture. But that shit is hilarious.**

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- The recession has taken its toll on the nation's super rich, whose collective net worth fell for only the fifth time in 28 years, according to a survey released Wednesday.

The collective worth of the 400 richest people fell by $300 billion, or 19%, to $1.27 trillion, according to the survey released by Forbes magazine.

As a result, the price of admission to appear on the list this year dropped to $950 million from $1.3 billion in the 2008 list.

The losses were driven by turmoil in the capital markets and plunging real estate values, according to the magazine. but fraud and divorce also took a toll.

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The Roots - How I Got Over You

Nike Dunk High Premium – Black/White/Wool

Spark Pack redux? Not quite. The Nike Dunk High Premium is back and it definitely resembles the aforementioned woolen joints from last winter. These go with a visibly smooth black leather for most of the upper, save the woolen ankle collar that hearkens back to the Spark joints and should keep people in the ‘(Athletics) North’ warm. These don’t have the Spark Pack’s 0.44 Sticky Rubber sole, but they do look perfect for fall, so grab yours today from Purchaze.

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Video: Mr Chi City's current events



Honestly, this is the first time I've watched a Mr. Chi City video. Im working on #2 right now & should have some nice videos to research over the next hour or so... Dude is mad funny. Keeps it real 100% of the video.

Chip Tha Ripper LIVE at A3C Festival in Atlanta (Oct. 1st - 3rd)

**UPDATES BELOW!!!**
Chip will be performing on the 2nd day... Friday the 2nd of October. So if your in the Atlanta area come check out the festival. CLICK HERE FOR OFFICIAL WEBSITE & OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE.

Video: My Favorite Verse: 88-Keys



88 wadddddup!?!? Killed this verse!

Cleveland Clinic plans to offer free swine flu vaccine

**Could you imagine if Cleveland didnt have the clinic??? We would be Buffalo! YIKES!**

The Cleveland Clinic plans to give free swine flu vaccinations to anyone in the community with or without insurance when doses are available, Dr. Toby Cosgrove, chief executive and president of the Clinic, said Tuesday.

The Clinic, which is the region's largest health care provider, will make vaccinations for the swine flu, also known as H1N1, available with no appointment at its 15 family health centers, nine community hospitals and its main campus. The doses will go first to people in high-risk groups, as designated by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE.

Video: Curren$y - Jet Files Webisode #2: The Seventies

URSUS BAPE 2009 Fall/Winter New Releases

Making steady progressions through a series of smaller drops, the Tetsu Nishiyama-led URSUS BAPE label looks to release further product from their Fall/Winter Collection on October 3rd, 2009. This new range will include a button-down, fleece, denim, boots, jacket, and Bapex timepiece, all following a Navy Blue color scheme.

Google Earth Will Track Cars and People In Real Time



**This would be crazy...**

READ THE REST HERE.

BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac Lands October 2nd

BOUT TIME!!!

READ MORE HERE.

Video: Raekwon Talks Album w/ Ghost & Meth

Meth vs Chef vs Ghost from Gasface on Vimeo.

Nike x Cassette Playa Fear No Evil Apparel

Nike sportswear and British fashion label Cassette Playa have recently collaborated on both a dunk design (which we’ve already previewed) and an apparel line. Currently available on Niketown.com are a varsity style bomber jacket and a t-shirt. Available in two colourways, the jacket is designed to shield you from the elements, but not your style. The jacket features a Fear No Evil screen-print on the sleeves and some strong new graphics based on familiar Cassette Playa themes on the front and back. The t-shirt (available in no less than three colourways) is somewhat complementary and again features the Fear No Evil slogan, this time on the back, with the front displaying a powerful print which is somewhat similar to the previous ‘emo-duck’ design.

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Video: Royce Da 5′9″ - Street Hop Pt. 1

Delonte West's absence from practice dims mood

The delicate and uncharted mix of supporting yet managing guard Delonte West is turning into a full-time job for the Cavaliers.

West hit a new low Tuesday on the first day of training camp, skipping both of the team's workouts. The absences were unexcused and caught the team off-guard after West reported to Monday's media day. It has now left the Cavs immersed in a gray area of how to proceed with their talented but troubled guard.

"Delonte is in Cleveland," Cavs General Manager Danny Ferry said in a statement. "He is addressing a personal matter and did not attend practice."

According to a source, West was in his home for the day and did not leave to come to practice. There was no indication whether West was planning on coming to today's workouts.

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Video: DMX x KRS-One



Much respect to both artists.

Krew Phantom Watch Collection

Having already score points with their new range of accessory items, Krew kick off the Holiday season a bit early with the release of their Phantom Watch lineup. The tonal timepieces feature a wealth of details, including: Matte Polycarbonate Plastic Case, Strap, Crown, and Moveable Top Ring, Matte Dial with Tonal Gloss Markings and Hands with Lum, Hidden Stainless Steel Butterfly Clap and Caseback, Three Hand Japanese Quartz Movement, and 3 ATM Water Resistance. Retailing for only $50 USD, six different colorways are now available exclusively through Factory 413.

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Video: Raekwon & Ghostface - Criminology (BET: The Deal)



Cassette Playa x Nike Dunk High Premium

Carrie Mundane pulled the old switcheroo and had us thinking these were a thing of the past. Last year’s single Blazer High and all of the previews before last week suggested the first version we saw was all there was on the way from Cassette Playa. The sudden appearance of an orange-soled release, then, appeared to be a replacement. Turns out, the ‘original’ Nike Dunk High with googly eyes is also hitting retail shelves. These have the same translucent Swooshes but achieve a much darker look. Grab yours today from NikeStore.

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Video: Hottest MC In The Game, #8 Fabolous

Apple Tablet To Redefine Newspapers, Textbooks and Magazines

Steve Jobs said people don't read any more. But Apple is in talks with several media companies rooted in print, negotiating content for a "new device." And they're not just going for e-books and mags. They're aiming to redefine print.

Several years ago, a modified version of OS X was presented to Steve Jobs, running on a multitouch tablet. When the question "what would people do with this?" couldn't be answered, they shelved it. Long having established music, movie and TV content, Apple is working hard to load up iTunes with print content from several major publishing houses across several media.

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Video: Cool & Dre Interview w/ Jessie Maguire

Vans 2009 Holiday Switchback Sneakers

Previously seen back in June, the Vans Switchback finally makes its way into retail accounts, fusing a classic sneaker style with that of a more traditional boot silhouette. This new colorway features a Black coated canvas/leather upper with Gum midsoles and contrasting red hiking boot laces. Available now via Bows & Arrows.

Video: Skyzoo Radio Freestyle



Been getting into Skyzoo's music more & more lately... Especially when I heard his live performace game is on point.

Video: Devin The Dude Interview w/ Mr. Peter Parker



Devin is one of the best. So underrated. Its sick.

Cleveland State President Ronald Berkman ready to move into new digs, after $200,000 in renovations

**This is hilarious... my homeboy from high school Mike leaves right across the street from this house & I used to work for the Pool Company that cleaned the pool at this house. Dude who used to live there was super cool. (shout out to ClearWater Pools... lol)**

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland State University President Ronald Berkman will move into the university's new presidential residence on Thursday, now that about $200,000 in renovations are complete.

The Shaker Heights home, purchased for $808,000 in June by the CSU Foundation, is being leased to the university. It pays for Berkman's housing as part of his employment contract.

The upgrades include a new kitchen, renovation of two bathrooms and a sprinkler system.

Berkman, who started work in mid-July, has been staying at a Beachwood apartment rented by the university during the renovations.

Some of the work at the Shaker Heights house was aimed at making it more handicapped-accessible and comfortable for guests at university functions hosted by the president.

That could explain the Kohler "Memoirs" toilet with Glenbury Quiet-Close seat, listed at $998 on the Kohler Web site. The work done to raise the ceilings in the kitchen and master bathroom, along with the 72-inch by 36-inch soaking tub, may better accommodate the 6'4" Berkman.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE.

Video: 9th Wonder’s “De Blog Jam”



Huge fan of 9th Wonder's work.

Senior U.S. official holds talks in Cuba

**Not sure how realistic this is... but I've heard that Cuba is a beautiful place. Would be dope to visit one day.**

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A senior American diplomat had high-level talks with the Cuban government in Havana, the State Department said Tuesday.

Bisa Williams, acting deputy assistant secretary, met this week with Deputy Foreign Minister Dagoberto Rodriguez during a six-day trip to Cuba, Assistant Secretary P.J. Crowley said.

Williams was in Havana to meet with Cuban officials about restoring direct mail service between Cuba and the United States. Crowley said she extended her stay to meet with Cuban officials and members of Cuban civil service about various issues, including ongoing migration talks.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE.

VIDEO: BET Rising Icons – Ryan Leslie + YRB Magazine





Mr. Leslie is going to have a very successful and long career making great music.

Nike Air Max 1 id on Nov. 15th

via. HHU.

One Nike iD that has been in anticipation of it’s return is the Air Max 1 iD. With dates of the return scheduled for June, then moved to September, Air Max 1 fans have been befuddled to say the least. Well, rejoice as we have the scoop on the date, new premium materials, shape and why the delay

Grab, flip and mark your calendar to November 15, 2009. This date will be for both in store and online iD. The premium materials heading to this shoe are suede, a splatter midsole, the good Ol’ Mesh and the return of an option that hasn’t been in the iD studio in over 4 years, 3M. Whether the suede is a LUXE, synthetic or similar to what’s on the Air Max 1 “West – Red” is unknown at this time. The splatter may be something similar to the recent Nike Air Max 1 “Lanceiro – Brazil”. Keep in mind that some of these materials may change as the date gets closer.

So why the delay? Nike closed down the factory that was responsible for the original manufacturing of the Air Max 1 iD. No clue as to the reason but something will change. Something that fans have been expressing dissatisfaction with. Expect the shape to change for the iDs. This could be a good thing or a bad thing. Whether its going to be like the recent Air Max 1 releases or a new revised shape of the same, is up in the air (no pun intended).

The date is pretty solid but you never know if Nike decides to change it again. Just look at their recent shoe release schedules. Most shoes have come out really early or have changed to really late. Let’s hope this iD stays to this date.

VIDEO: Young Buck Presents His Biggest Hit Yet!


via. HHU.

Feel bad for Buck at this point... Shit is mad funny tho.

Nike: All Access Lair Backpack

via. F.luxury.B

**SICK PACK!!!**

If you thought Paparazzi backpack had a lot of compartments, it doesn’t have anything on the All Access Lair Backpack. With tons of storage space this nylon woven bag is sure to last you for years to come. Retailing for $100 at Standard Peachtree.

VIDEO: 50 Cent Collapses Again... LoL.



LoL!!!

Late Night Leaks

via. LeakJones.

Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz - I Can Transform Ya

Britney Spears - 3

Lloyd ft. Pusha T - Pusha

Slim ft. Maino - Don't It Feel Good

Mook N Fair feat. Nipsey Hu$$le - Who's Your Daddy Remix


R. Kelly ft. T-Pain & Keyhia Cole - Number One Remix

Mya ft. Nicki Minaj - Ponytail

Bravo ft. Fabolous - Get Your Money Up

Shakira ft. T Pain - She Wolf Remix

Video: Ghostface Talks ODB & Wizard of Poetry

Ghostface "ODB...til his dick was raw" from MCM on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Life in NYC: How To Make It In America

via. HipHopUpdate.

You may or may not have heard of this show, either by way of Kid Cudi or just entertainment news in general - but it recently started shooting a little behind schedule. I've already seen the initial pilot, which they shot last Fall in Manhattan and Brooklyn (I think), and I know it'll appeal to a hip hop crowd. It has a lot to do with the come up, the every day grind and like the title says, 'How to Make It in America.'

FYI if you haven't already realized, Kid Cudi aka Scott Mescudi plays the character, "Domingo Green." Below is a rundown I jacked from another site:

The pay cable network has greenlighted a comedy pilot from Stephen Levinson's Leverage and Mark Wahlberg's Closest to the Hole.

Penned by Ian Edelman, "How to Make It" revolves around three enterprising downtown twentysomethings who hustle their way through New York City determined to achieve the American dream.

"These guys don't want to wait for things to happen, they make them happen," Levinson said. "That's the attitude of this generation, which Ian represents very well."

"This show is a fun ride through the downtown scene, examining the cross section of people and how they relate to the relevant subcultures in NYC," said Weiss, who is exec producing the pilot with Edelman, Wahlberg and Levinson.

"How to Make It" joins a busy pilot slate at HBO that includes "Hung" and "Bored to Death" as well as recently picked-up "Treme," "The Washingtonienne" and "Boardwalk Empire."

VIDEO: Curren$y – Jet Files #1: Stay Up

TSOVET AT76 Watch

TSOVET and their line of minimalistic and clean designs combine some solid engineering with a certain timeless aura behind each piece. Embodying a sense of fashionable yet functional styling, one of our favorites the AT76 is seen here. A hybrid rectangular round casing features a blacked out design with a high-quality black Italian leather strap. Available for pre-order now at oki-ni.

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VIDEO: Goapele – Closer Live

Goapele’s “Closer” is one of the best soul songs of our generation and she performs it beautifully here. She also talks about it and shares her thoughts on how Drake remixed it then we get a part of his verse. Filmed at her show in LA at the Congo Room on 9/25/09. – Quddus

Michelle Obama vows to strike Olympic gold for Chicago

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- First lady Michelle Obama vowed Monday to "take no prisoners" as she and her husband launch an unprecedented bid for Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid.

"It's a battle -- we're going to win -- take no prisoners," the first lady said with a smile at a roundtable discussion with reporters in the White House State Dining Room.

She compared the intense lobbying effort to the 2008 presidential campaign, noting that in the election campaign, a lot of voters made their decision in the final days. She said members of the International Olympic Committee may do the same.

CLICK HERE FOR ENTIRE ARTICLE.

Video: Lloyd Banks Readies V5 Double-Disc Mixtape

Suspect admits role in beating death of Chicago teen (R.I.P. Derrion Albert)

**This shit has got to stop... Kids are really crazy now a days! Jumping on lil homies head when he's on the ground. Damn. So Sad.**

CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) -- One of the suspects accused of killing an honor student in a beating captured on tape in Chicago has admitted to jumping on the victim's head after he was already lying on the ground, said a spokeswoman for the Cook County State's Attorney.

In the videotaped confession, 19-year-old Silvanus Shannon also said that the victim, Derrion Albert, 16, never struck him, said the spokeswoman, Tandra Simonton.

Three teens arrested in Albert's death -- Silvanus Shannon, 19; Eric Carson, 16; and Eugene Riley, 18 -- were seen on the videotape attacking Albert, and were charged with first degree murder and held without bail, Simonton said. Monday night authorities said they charged a fourth suspect, 17-year-old Eugene Bailey, with murder.

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Video: Fat Joe - J.O.S.E. 2 Webisode 2

DC Shoes LIFE Collection - Admiral + Sector 7

Despite having drastically different names, the DC Shoes Admiral hightop and Sector 7 lowtops look pretty similar. They share a toebox, sole and basic profile, and frequently show up in the same colour. This time, they’re paired in a collaboration with Michael ‘PMKFA’ Thornsby for France’s Sixpack. Both kicks go with a smooth mix of micro-perforated and dimpled grey leather. The Admiral has a tonal sole, while the Sector 7 opts for a translucent purple sole that steals the show. Expect these to drop along with a few tees and New Era fitted caps at DC LIFE retailers soon.

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Video: Consequence feat. Kanye West & John Legend - Whatever U Want

Shaq is realistic & gives Cleveland Cavaliers fans big reason to be optimistic

CLEVELAND -- Give him whatever nickname you like, but on his first day in a Cavaliers uniform, Shaquille O'Neal was one big realist.

That tact from the team's biggest off-season addition should give the team's fans plenty of reason to be optimistic as the Cavs begin two-a-day practices Tuesday morning.

Coming off an All-Star season, most believe the future Hall of Famer O'Neal still has some gas left to help the Cavs over the postseason hump and to their first NBA championship. The biggest variable other than O'Neal's health is whether he can coexist with the resident Most Valuable Player, LeBron James.

O'Neal did his best to put that to rest at the team's annual media day Monday, putting himself and his brand-new role in stark perspective.

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50 Cent Lands At #9 On MTV’s Hottest MC In The Game

Billionaire Boys Club / Ice Cream 2009 Fall/Winter September Releases

In continuance of their new, avant-garde-esque direction, BBC/Ice Creamrelease a new lineup of Fall/Winter gear, including the BBC Hunting Pattern Collection. The lineup boasts both apparel and accessories, including a tailored jacket, pants, panel print graphic tee, and matching tote bag complimented by a range of new Ice Cream garments. All dropped over the weekend at BBC/Ice Cream in Japan.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILED PHOTOS.

Mike Posner - One Foot Out The Door


Mike Posner is one of our favorites over here at SLABUP.com.
Make sure you you check out the interview my homie, Jamie Slade composed with Mr. Posner a couple months back... CLICK HERE TO READ.

WE'RE BACKKKKKKKKKK!!!

Took a little break from the Blog game but, now we are back!

Be on the lookout for regular updates everyday, new EXCLUSIVE MUSIC from Chip himself, & be on the LOOKOUT for "The Cleveland Show" mixtape... COMING SOON!

In the mean time... Check US out on Twitter.

Chip Tha Ripper - @chip216

Big Duke - @bigdukeslab


Kev - @SLABUP

Video: ?uestlove & Common on Collaborations

More Leaks...

via. LeakJones.

Cam'ron ft. Gucci Mane & Vado - Cuffin

Yo Gotti Ft Gucci Mane,Trina & Nicki Minaj - 5 Star Chick Remix

Brandy ft. Ne Yo - Goodnight Good Morning

Lee Wilson ft. Mos Def - Soul Kiss

Devin The Dude ft. Brandy - Gimme Some

Video: Scoopy Giles Interview w/ Nancy Grace


Tracy Morgan is a FOOOOOOOL! LOLOLOL.

Nike Vunk (GS) – Dunk + Air Max 95 Hybrid

There’s always a battle shopping for the little ones because of their reluctancy to like the stuff parents buy in their ongoing search for bargains. In this case, instead of 2-for-1, youngster’s enjoy 2-in1. Nike brings two of their most popular styles together in the form of the new Nike Vunk. We gave a preview of these way back in April, and they are now hitting retailers. The shoe holds the Dunk silhouette, but the mid panels and eyelets get the AM95 treatment. This particular one, although not the exact same colorway, gives nods to probably the most famous 95 colorway – Grey/Neon Yellow. Surprise the kiddies with these from Finishline.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS.

Curtis Gets Rushed to the Hospital



I guess this answers my question earlier today about where is Fat Joe? LMAO!

Nike Sportswear Dotty Dunk Hi

Having previously seen the black version sometime back, Nike Sportswear unveil a second colorway in the Dotty Dunk Pack, slated for a December 2009 release. The shoes both feature pretty standard tonal color blocks yet are set off by a full speckle treatment given in contrast fashion to the upper and tongue panels. Athletic East tags top off two of the more flashy designs from Nike Sportswear for the 2009 Holiday

Monday, September 28, 2009

Curren$y Interview...

LEAKS OF THE DAY...

via. LeakJones.

Mick Boogie ft. Kidz in the Hall, Donnis & Daytona - Class Of Our Own

Boogz Boogetz Feat. Yung Berg & Wiz Khalifa - Yung Rock Starz

Rick Ross ft. Triple C's - Diamonds & Maybachs Part 2

Fat Joe feat. Rico Love & TA - Congratulations

Naledge - I'm Good Freestyle

DJ Drama Interviews Lil Wayne...

Black Tuna: Out of the Can



After serving 29 years as a nonviolent first-time offender, the most celebrated marijuana smuggler of the ’70s talks for the very first time about bringing in multi-ton shipments of Colombian weed, the joint DEA-FBI investigation that took him down, his decades as a celebrity prisoner, and how he’s putting his life back together by working with the marijuana-legalization movement.

Live streaming video of Cavaliers Media Day

Well...

Sorry to say it Browns fans but it looks like its basketball season again! LoL.

Actually, Cleveland.com is streaming LIVE video from Cavs media day today in Cleveland. Which means you get to catch all the interviews & hear from your favorite players.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH STREAMING VIDEO.

ILLROOTS.com Featured: B.o.B. AKA Bobby Ray



Shout out to the homie Mike Waxx (creator/owner of ILLROOTS.com) who is now in Chicago for college... I already know he's bout to own Chicago in about 6 to 9 months.

Young Scolla - The Prelude to Perfection (mixtape)

Some of my people been hollering about Young Scolla. Im bout to take a listen, so should you!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

Video: Fat Joe - J.O.S.E. 2 Webisode 1



Where have you been Fat Joe?

Obama to make in-person pitch for 2016 Olympics in Chicago

**You thought the traffic was bad in Chicago now, imagine if they had the 2016 Olympics in Chicago? WOW! BUT for real... Good Luck to Chicago, my 2nd home!**

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will travel to Denmark to support Chicago's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics, projecting the highest-ever White House profile in lobbying for the international event.

Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to the president, told The Associated Press this morning that Obama will leave Thursday and join his wife, Michelle, in Copenhagen, where they'll make the pitch to the International Olympic Committee. Obama would be the first U.S. president to actually appeal in person to the International Olympic Committee for an Olympics event.


The International Olympic Committee is meeting in Copenhagen to select a host city for the 2016 Summer Games. Chicago faces tough competition from Rio de Janeiro, Madrid and Tokyo.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY.

Raekwon Ranks #10 Hottest MC In the Game



Only Built for Cuban Linx 2 is BY FAR one of the dopest albums of 2009.

Air Jordan 1 High Strap – Black/Voltage Yellow

With the holiday shopping season right around the corner (already?!), Jordan Brand is dropping two similar pairs of the Air Jordan 1 Retro High Strap. Both of them are in black and use a single accent colour in teh same places, but the use of different materials and slightly different striping on the strap makes us hesitate to call this a ‘pack’. The orion blue pair is set to drop in November, with this voltage yellow and black pair set for an October release. If you like how the leathers of varying shininess causes a tonal effect, cop these today from Chapter Outlet.

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Lil Wayne Celebrates His 27th Birthday...

Untitled from DERICK G on Vimeo.

Million $ Mano Featured in CS's Men's Book

via. FakeShoreDrive.

Mano gets featured in this month's CS Men's Book. This is a good look for Emmanuel - props, homie.

If there’s a lesson to be gleaned from the wildly successful, and just wild, career path of Emmanuel Nickerson, AKA Million $ Mano, it might be: Work like crazy and try everything. Mano left Columbia College after curating an art show with Lupe Fiasco-visual art was his first passion-that took him on a tour through Asia. At the same time, he was honing his DJ skills. After making a name for himself in the city’s club scene, Mano, 25, began working the turntables for British rap star M.I.A., as well as his cousin, rapper Hollywood Holt-that is, when he’s not performing with his own band, He Say, She Say, with singer-lyrcist Drea Smith. Taken together, Mano has played everything from Kanye West’s Glow in the Dark tour to Coachella to the Marc Jacobs show at fashion week. “Whatever I’m doing is my focus,” he says. “But as soon as one thing slows down something else picks up. I think it’s the best way to stay relevant.”

Spotted RSVP.

J Cole Interview...

Late Night Leaks...

via. LeakJones.

Nicki Minaj - Gettin Paid

Nicki Minaj - Dang A Lang

Mario ft. Yo Gotti - Thinkin Bout You

Chester French ft. Biz Mighty & Travis McCoy - She Loves Everybody (Stress Remix)


Juelz Santana ft. Todd Cobain - Harlem

Mack 10 Feat. Anthony Hamilton - Its Your Life

The Suppliers feat Gucci Mane - Wanda

Friday, September 25, 2009

GHC Xclusive: Choppin it up with Chip Tha Ripper



Special shout out to the homies over GHCDaily... They conducted the interview last weekend @ Chip's Kent State University show. ENJOY!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

VIDEO: Chip Tha Ripper LIVE @ University of Dayton


Highlights of Chip tha Ripper's sold out show at Tim's at the University of Dayton.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Kid Cudi Listening Party & Interview w/ ChipThaRipper & Dj E-V



Omar from Next had an interview with Chip Tha Ripper and DJ E-V at the recent Kid Cudi Listening Party on Coventry. The crew talks their clothing styles, Chip’s upcoming mixtape The Cleveland Show, and the story behind Cudi and him creating “Hyyer”.

(shout out to next and V-squad for the GREAT event)

Monday, September 14, 2009

GO BUY Kid Cudi's Album IN STORES NOW!!!

There is nothing for me to blog about today... Yeah Kanye acted an ass at the VMAs, Ohio State lost, & the Browns are in for another long season.

The only thing we are focused on this week is SUPPORTING KID CUDI... His album "Man on the Moon: The End of Day" is already getting AMAZING reviews. And conceptually is a masterpiece.


I highly recommend everyone gets a physical copy of the Album...
TODAY IS THE BIG DAY!!!

Side Note: I really hope CLEVELAND in particular WAKES UP and SUPPORT Cudi... I KNOW, he will do well world-wide. But we as Clevelanders need to really show out and support the Kid... We have a problem embracing entertainment because it not apart of our economy/everyday life like it is via. Chicago, ATL, NYC, LA, ect.





Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Busy... Busy... Busy!!!

I APOLOGIZE for not updating the blog as much lately... Things have been getting very busy.

I should be back on schedule in the next day or so... Check back REAL soon!

QUESTION: How does everyone like the track "Hyyer" featuring Chip on Kid Cudi's new album Man on the Moon: The End of Day??? (out Sept.15th!!!)

Friday, September 4, 2009

"LIL Boosie" Wipe Me Down Jones" lol

Lil Boosie Shows Off Million Dollars Worth Of Jewelery



Lil Boosie has been on his Grind for some now and it shows in this video. "Im on WIpe me down" oldy but a goody.

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Kid Cudi Interview in London...



Talks about the album... Dope interview. Drops Chip's name again...
NICCCCCE!

Nike Air Griffey Max GD II Retro - Summer 2010

Now in its third decade, his career is winding up back where it started but Ken Griffey Jr’s signature Nikes had a stellar 2009. Not only did the Air Max Griffey Swingman Remix release, but we also got several colours of the beloved Air Griffey Max 1. This had us asking you if you’d like to see the Nike Air Griffey Max GD II in a retro release. Hope you said yes, ‘cos it’s coming back next summer in two OG colourways. From what we’ve seen, expect the white pair that has navy and silver accents to release around the same time as a black and red pair. Stick with Sneaker News for updates on both.

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Their Words: Chester French



They're interviews are always super weird. LoL.

Gizmodo's Essential iPhone Apps: Fall 2009

More than a year after launch, there are 74,031 apps in the iPhone App store. Most of them are crap. A few of them aren't. Here are the only 50 iPhone apps you actually need, all in one place.

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Video: Big L Mural Painting in Harlem (ft. DJ Premier, Lord Finesse, Herb McGruff)


via. NahRight.

Big L is top 3 for me. Nuff said.

AT&T Launches iPhone MMS September 25

via. GM.

I think people are still scratching they're heads as to why AT&T is YEARS behind on Picture Messaging (MMS)...

Not in time for the summer like they said.
But... better late then never.

Kid Cudi Talks Next Album...



Cudder dropping Chip's name left & right...

VEERRRRRYYY NIIIIIIIIICE!

Billionaire Boys Club “Home Team” Collection

via. BBC.

Billionaire Boys Club is set to release their latest headwear offerings this upcoming season. Suitably themed as the “Home Team Collection,” all hats offered will be created with several MLB home team colorways complimented with the trademark Billionaire Boys Club logo. No official release date yet on when these will become available.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Kid Cudi mentions Chip Tha Ripper as "MTVs Hottest MCs"



Asher says... Blu & B.o.B.
Cudi says... Wale & Chip Tha Ripper.

Big cosign from the homie!

RH TV: The Raekwon Interview



During his visit to Chicago last week, we spoke with The Chef inside the RH
Kitchen. Raekwon provided us one of our best interviews, as he spoke on the
natural progression of OB4CL II, reminding himself that OB4CL could not be
topped, clarifies the Joe Budden/Slaughterhouse interview, and doesn't want
to leave dubbing our own DJ RTC "Baby Howard Cosell."


F.Luxury.B x Pusha-T x FRUITION LAS VEGAS

The big homie & OG fashion guru Ferris Bueller aka F.Luxury.B & Pusha-T from The Clipse were in Las Vegas a couple weeks ago & stopped in at FRUITION LAS VAGAS to model some things!

If your ever in Vegas, make sure you stop in... They have some of the COLDEST pieces out!

VIdeo: The Cool Kids bring out Chip Tha Ripper at House of Blues



@dconnas sent this over the other day...

This is from last Wednesday at The House of Blues Cleveland...
Chuck & Mikey of The Cool Kids brought out Chip to do the "Hammer Bros." Remix.

Ex-Cleveland Indians sluggers Jim Thome and Manny Ramirez re-unite on Los Angeles Dodgers

Two of the sluggers who helped the Cleveland Indians reach the World Series in 1995 and 1997 - then later left Cleveland as free agents - are together again.

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Jim Thome from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for a minor leaguer late Monday night, after Thome had cleared waivers.

He joins outfielder Manny Ramirez on the National League West-leading Dodgers, whose third baseman, Casey Blake, is another former Indian.

Thome, 39, is Cleveland's all-time home run leader (334) and 12th (564) among baseball's career leaders. Ramirez, 37, stands third (236) on the Indians leader list and 15th (542) among baseball's all-time leaders.

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