Monday, October 27, 2008
New from the Nike camp are these Air Force 1 Premiums. For this sneaker, Nike has combined buttery brown leather with flannel material creating a perfect Air Force 1 for the Fall season.
With only a week before the 2008 United States Presidential Election, 60Frames Entertainment has created this short film which flips the classic “Wassup” Budweiser from 1999 to address current issues including unemployment, the stock market, the War in Iraq, health care and the environment.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
earlier this week on Monday there was a Chicago Bears signing hosted at Self-Conscious and during the signing there were some words exchanged about an Air Yeezy release. During the event GLC, who we know to be a good friend of Kanye West and somebody who has been seen rocking Air Yeezy shoes in the past, stopped by Self-Conscious to check out the signing. When GLC showed up he was seen wearing a pair of black on black Air Yeezys which appear to be the Black Laser Etched Air Yeezy we saw him in awhile ago during an event for The Hundreds. GLC didnt say all to much about the sneakers when people asked but he was heard mentioning something about a December release date. Whether or not this is 100% accurate or not nobody is really sure at this time.
Lupe Fiasco has collaborated with the Greedy Genius. Lupe takes the Paratrooper model, adds a twist of braided and lizard leather and accents it with lime green. All sits a top a white sole.
The Pastelle (Kanye West’s upcoming brand) website has been update. Gone is the playful multicolor logo that we saw before and more subtle set of icons have replaced it and the pastelle.com site now forwards to pasttellmuseum.com. The same transition in style that we see recently on Kanye West and in his music, seems to be happening to the unreleased brand. Is this the actual Pastelle logo? Has the brand name changed to “Past.Tell.Museum”? We don’t know, but will definitely keep you posted.
The sneaker comes in white/gold and brown/bronze, mixing leather, patent leather and canvas on the upper. Instead of laces, the sneaker features one long velcro strap.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
I RECENTLY GOT A CHANCE TO TALK TO ROD B(the one in the red hat above), 1/4 OF THE BLACKHEADS. VERY COOL DUDE, I HAVE KNOWN HIM FOR ALMOST 2 YEARS. VERY LOYAL GUY. GET TO KNOW HIM IN THIS ONE ON ONE BELOW, HE IS ONE OF THE QUIET ONES, MAKING BIG MOVES IN CLEVELAND:
Danita D: Who are the Blackheads?
Rod B: We are a 4 man production team consisting of Demetrious, Mission Reload, Rod B. Moda and 90 East.
DD: Besides your own, what kind of music do you guys listen to?
RB: Not to sound so cliche, but we listen to just about everything. From Electro and Euro, B-More, Rock, Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Jazz... The list goes on. We study music we don't just listen.
DD: Who have you guys worked with?
RB: We worked with a lot of Cleveland's underground rappers over the past years. We've done tracks with Rulership, SIR, 40 Watts, Cali Miles, and Garbs just to name a few, and we have some industry stuff brewing right now but thats on the hush. We also rap over our own shit cause most cats don't feel our style anyway. We did the Back From The Future mix tape with DJ K-Nyce. wake the fuck up if you sleepin on K-Nyce
DD: Who are Super Duper/Mixmatch Kids?
RB: Thats the artist side of The Blackheads. We are constantly trying to transform and morph so we often create an alias to accompany the vision so as not to distract people from what The Blackheads represent. Super Duper has just evolved once again to add long time friend/producer Mission Reload. Now we will be unstoppable.
DD: What are some of your favorite clothing brands out right now?
RB: Levi's, Zoo York, that shit they be having at H&M anything exclusive we don't really have too many favorites. We like Vans, Nike, Adiddas and Y-3 when it comes to the sneakers.
DD: Where do you guys shop for clothing?
RB: Urban Outfitters, Pac Sun, various online stores. We all like H&M too.
DD: What was the first piece of name brand clothing you ever purchased and why?
RB: We probably all was buying that Nautica, Tommy shit back when it was poppin in the 90's. Everybody was rockin that shit with the Jordans and them Starter Jackets.
DD: What is fashion missing these days?
DD: What is music missing these days?
DD: If you guys could work with anybody musically, who would it be and why?
RB: The Neptunes, Kanye, Lupe Fiasco, Common, Andre 3000, Sa-Ra, The Roots and Will.I.Am just to name a few. We like artist and producers who aren't afraid to bust open the box and be creative.
DD: Who inspires you guys musically?
RB: Definitely the Neptunes and Kanye. We typically don't listen to too much rap to get influenced. It helps us avoid sounding like everybody else. We like to draw melodies and concepts from rock.
DD: What is your take on Cleveland's music right now?
RB: It sounds just like the south to me. That's kinda wierd once you realize that if you go any further north you will be in another damn country. Figure that... There is a movement on the rise that we really respect though. Shout outs to Keyel, Bravo, Poetic Republic, Bel V and everybody else doin there own shit.
DD: What's next for you all?(Blackheads/MMK/SD)
RB: We will be working on new Super Duper music along with production for Bel V. Be on the lookout for us at upcoming shows.
FOR MORE INFO ON ROD, THE BLACKHEADS AND THEIR GROUPS(MMK/SD)VISIT THEIR MYSPACE PAGE BY CLICKING HERE SHOUT OUTS TO THEM, WE LOVE EM.