Monday, March 30, 2009
Look closely at the buildings to see the eyes staring right back at you.
Manette Street and Charing Cross Road London W1
Saturday, March 28, 2009
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Big Sean is one of the coolest dudes out there in the music world. After signing to Kanye West's G.O.O.D Music recording label you would think their would be an ego buildup in the making, sorry not here. Meeting him in the fall of 2008 at the Knitting Factory, you could tell he was very down to earth when we spoke and he is a great performer on stage. Collaborating on his album (Track 22) was another Michigan recording artist Mike Posner. Little to be known about the singer but with a unique recording sound using voice editing with smooth singing abilities gives a great vibe on the collaboration. While Big Sean has released an album and is on one of the more successful labels in the industry, he is out to leave no man behind in Michigan. Posner and Big Sean have collaborated and performed together multiple times. Below is a song titled Cooler Than Me- Mike Posner ft. Big Sean and right now its one of the best singer/rapper collaborations out right now. Looks like a bright future for these two remember the names Mike Posner and Big Sean.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Now think of your favorite sports star, someone you feel has everything. Now imagine them going on trial for murder. No this is not a post on O.J. Simpson. Although this is around my earliest of childhood 1980s early 1990's, Mark "Gator" Rogowski was a professional skateboarder, and also sponsored as a Vision Street Wear model. He was the "it" guy, if you had a board you were trying to emulate Gator, dressing, acting and some followers even tried talking like him. Being known around the world, appearing with other upcoming skateboarders like a young Tony Hawk, promoting skateboarding as a lifestyle.
Gator's image and face became the easiest thing to market with a number of products such as board designs, posters, magazines, videos and a clothing line. His face became well known in the publication Thrasher magazine. Not bad for a kid decked out in brightly colored clothes still in his late teens early twenties making making yearly six figure salary.
Now you might be wondering what ever happened to him and why most of you probably never heard of him. It all started after a nasty breakup with long time girlfriend Brandi McClain. As well as problems with alcohol and depression that later would send him over the edge. He just could not get use to the idea of Brandi leaving. Gator was falling apart and the skateboarding movement was leaving him behind.
March 21, 1991 the ego, flashy clothes, and trademark image became worthless. While Jessica Bergsten an old friend visited Gator, things went wrong. Whether a sexual attraction between the two was heated up at the time is up in the air. Gator would go on to rape and murder Bergsten. He confessed that he raped her, put her in a surfboard bag, strangled her and dumped her naked body in a shallow grave in the desert.
It is also shown Jessica was a long time friend of Gator's ex-girlfriend, so the motive of revenge became evident. After confessing, Gator pleaded innocent and noted the killing was nothing but kinky sex gone wrong. He was found guilty and sentenced to terms of six years for forcible rape, twenty-five years to life for murder. He is eligible for parole in 2010.
Gator was the face of skateboarding and he would go onto damage the image of the "extreme-sport." His Vision Street Wear line of sleeveless shirts, high socks, bright colored short shorts would go onto fade away with the revolving door of fashion. Whether your a fan of the guy or not, he is and always will be a former major force of influence in fashion, trends, and skateboarding.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
After the release of his debut album; “I Created Disco,” Calvin Harris burst through the door and closed it right behind him in the music world. You could see Calvin Harris as a bright star but aside from the Apple I-Pod commercials it seemed that Calvin was going to disappear just as fast as he appeared.
Then came the sophomore album and Calvin's track with Dizzee Rascal “Dance Wiv Me.” An immediate buzz began and it seems too look like he is here to stay. Things seem different now as a follow up single “I’m Not Alone” is a step away from his past material. Often labeled as "Cookie Cutter Bullshit." Adapting to the music movements of the world Calvin sets aside your normal old indie-hipster dance craze and puts forth a mature track. Revisiting an older electro sound from europe to the new-wave house. “I’m Not Alone” comes across as unique with energy and club vibe without the fist pumping.
Step up and broaden your music in your headphones. Check out "I'm Not Alone."
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Tom Hanks avoids turning Scientologist like everyone else, finds hope in Hip-Hop?
So forget being the illest at video games I'll see you in the board games (Jay -Cons i see you guys)
I took it back a bit on this one, but come on have you ever heard a whack common track. This track is what people need to vibe to when they just gotta lift themselves from situations. Vibe out check it out but dont tune Common out.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
The video is outdated most likely some time in 2008 but shows a less drastic side of Banksy
Below are some of Banksy's Street Art Pieces.
Finally an explanation for those BeKanye adds in the NYC subways. As to when it will hit the airways of your television who knows but hopefully it will be faster then his Clothing line due out in well....... since last year. We shall see but this is a hilarious video, listen to the background tune from Pharrell Williams.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Dave Ortiz, owner and founder of this small but great sneaker boutique named Daves Quality Meats, the former "Mr. Zoo york Everything," and team manager of skate brand Zoo York. Dave opened the sneaker boutique sneaker boutique in the same neighborhood as the office for Zoo York known as the Meat Packing Industry. Along with pro skater Chris Keefe and John Keefe, the three opened Dave's Quality Meat. Since opening its doors in 2003 its became an instant hotspot for sneakers and clothes to improve your swag. You'll see your share of hipsters, skaters, sneaker freaks, and originals going in and out making purchases. Its your local spot for Nike, Addidas, Vans Converse and Original DQM Merchandise. Who knows maybe a famous face will pass on thru like in the past (Travi$ Barker, Fabalous) Check it out rock it out but dont throw it out!