Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The G.O.A.T. played his infamous "Flu Game" in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals over 12 years ago. Now, Jordan Brand will bring back, ONCE AGAIN, the Jordan XII (12) that he wore during that great game in which he scored 37 points and made the game winning play. Now, these have came back out as a retro in 2003, but there are key differences in this shoe that parts ways from the original/retro and makes it more of a "dedication" edition. The main difference from the OG Black/Red colorway is that the leather is now Suede. These "Flu Game" XII's also come equipped with symbols imprinted on the upper & tongue that commerate his accomplishments in the game. PRETTY UNIQUE IF YOU ASK ME. All in all... although they aren't like the OG's... they aren't pretending to be and came out pretty Nice if I should say so myself. Kudos JB... you did something right! These are now available to purchase at marqueesole for $300 but the official release date is still very much in the air.
Fresh from the genius minds at UNDRCRWN is the new “M.V.Penny” Tee, showcasing the NBA’s infamous LIL PENNY puppet of Penny Hardaway from the 90's, along with Brooklyn-MC, Jay Z. Lil Penny was the ORIGINAL NBA Puppet and inspired the comeback of puppet commercials we've seen in this past years' Playoffs with Kobe & Lebron. This new tee takes from the lyrics of Jay-Z’s 1997 “Who You Wit II”, in which Jigga has the infamous quote of "... and party like Lil Penny." This joint is available in black, white, grey, and royal blue for a limited run. These are now available ONLY through Pick Your Shoes, so get yours NOW!!!
OH! And just in case you wanna act like you don't remember who Lil Penny is... Here's a little something to jog your memory. A CLASSIC... ENJOY.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
This past weekend in the Chi was a great show at Wild Hare and here's some quick footage. Mikkey Halsted performs his "Runnin' My City" (the full version w/ Killer Mike, Bun B, Gillie Da Kid and More), brings out Kamilah Sumner to assist on "Heart of a Lion" and then finishes with "Rebel to America". Rhymefest's then rips the Wild Hare stage with a whole gang of tracks from his catalog. Props to FSD.
This is the Gatorade Tribute to Greatest Basketball Player of All Time and it's Awesome! To honor his Airness peeps from the Chi went on the Southside and assembled 14,641 bottles in the iconic image of one of Jordan's dunks. Too Sweet!... And I will collect All 6.
This is Hilarious! GLC & Bun B ride through downtown Chicago in the pursuit of "mackin’ & manifesting." Then while gliding through the streets some dude in a too tight shirt tries to catch their attention, but you can't catch a Real G's attention looking like that! Lol. GLC & Bun have to offer some Proper Pimp Guidance on their way to the shoot of their new video. CHURCH! Props to GLCityMusic.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Right here is Kanye’s performance at the Chicago Theatre that aired last night on FUSE. Above is footage of Flashing Lights, Through The Wire, Put On, & Hey Mama. Below is Jesus Walks, Heartless, Pinocchio Story & Touch the Sky. Looks like he put on one heck of a show, I must say! Props to 2D.
Twista ft Jai Wll - Read Your Mind Click to Play Or Download
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Interview w/ Chi-Town's Naledge on the politics of Hip-Hop & his Chicago Piccasso project.
"Last Monday I got to chop it up with Naledge from Kidz In The Hall. This guy ain’t stupid. The topics of discussion were the importance of artists not getting stuck in one lane, how pu**y is politics, why he decided to sell Chicago Picasso, and the importance of artists getting money outside of album sales."
The homie Trey Songz has hooked up with Columbus's DJ F.A.T.E. to drop a fire mixtape! It features a collection of his most recent joints along with some fresh remixes w/ Clevelan'ds Chip Tha Ripper, Fabolous, Drake & MORE. Free Download Below. ENJOY.
Trey Songz & DJ F.A.T.E. - I Be Like... YUUUP! [The Mixtape]
This is the first official single off Jay-Z's Blueprint 3, titled Run This Town and it features Kanyeezy and Rihanna. I'm definitely liking this track way better than D.O.A. and boy did Mr.West merck this song! Feels like "Renegade" all over again... if you know what I mean. Jay... step it up next time.
Jay-Z ft Kanye & Rihanna - Run This Town
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During an interview about the production of Jay-Z's D.O.A., Zach Wolfe & Chi-Town hit producer NO I.D. get a little of topic and discuss the latest up&coming artist Drake. NO I.D. gave his unique input about Drake mostly catering to the ladies, plus a few words of wisdom.
Here's an unreleased track from the Kid from Cleveland. Not sure if it'll be on the upcoming album dropping in September but he did perform this previously at one of his shows. Much props to buck.
Kid Cudi - Call Me Moon Man Click to Play Or Download
Friday, July 24, 2009
This is a fire joint out of the Chi that's quickly picking up steam outside of the Windy City! A nice collabo with one of the Go's nicest MC's Mikkey Halsted & Miss Criss. It's called Young.Fly.Fresh. Check it Out... and you will hear more about Mikkey in the future. He's been a monster lately... it's only right. Props to FSD .
Mikkey Halsted & Miss Criss - Y.F.F. Click to Play Or Download
Detroit’s finest finally gets Def Jam and G.O.O.D. Music to give his fans what they’ve been yearning for and that's Big Sean’s debut video “Getcha Some” in preparation of his upcoming debut album: Finally Famous. I'm loving the idea of the video, although it wasn't quite what I was expecting from a Hype Williams directed feature. The colors are vibrant and shower the vid throughout while Mr. Yeezy also makes a quick cameo. But yo, I have not seen that much Bape being rocked in about 3 years! It's a very fly come-up to a career that's sure to flourish; and if you don't know about him... search through the blog and stay posted for updates on his latest music. Props to uknowbigsean.
This is one of the flyest tracks off of TCK's latest mixtape Gone Fishin', but for all of you who hate the tags of the DJ's yelling all over the track... here's the track MINUS Don Cannon. ENJOY.
The Cool Kids - Jump Rope ft Tennille [No DJ]
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This is the INSA’s “Looking for Love” exhibition, a collaboration with Nike Sportswear that shows the brand in a more raunchy light. The obvious centerpiece of the exhibition known as the “INSA Vortex” is featured as a wall draped in mono stripes along with select pieces. as well as the color pink and use of the beauty of the female anatomy are definitely noticeable. I think the flyest piece of it all is the legs in the Air Max 1's directly over the entrance. Really Nice Stuff! Enjoy the pics.
"WHATCHU SAY ABOUT MY MAMA?" Here is a preview of the Fall season of Mighty Healthy and they've definitely did their thing with a tee taking the iconic phrase "I feel sorry for your mother" from the classic movie Menace II Society. Along with the shirt, Mighty Healthy has collaborated with NEW ERA for a pair of fly fitted caps below. Props to ctothejl.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
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Honestly... I thought it'd be much worse. It really wasn't too bad! This dunk from Jordan Crawford wasn't anything that any other player hasn't taken before. Just makes Lebron seem extra soft acting for the confiscating of the tapes they thought they had. But in today's world... everything is captured... all it takes is a cell phone.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Introducing Reebok’s Reverse Jam - Yucatin collection! These joints are sweet... period. These classic retro kicks come in color combos of black/red, olive green/yellow and brown/blue. It's kind of fly how they put the dull colored uppers against the vibrant midsoles... just makes everything pop! All are available now at select Reebok dealers.
Right here is more quality footage/shots of a Chicago hip-hop artists' video shoot... this time for The Cool Kids’ latest video for their mixtape banger "Champions". The shots are taken near Chi-Town's historic Wicker Park. Much props to FSD and the photos come courtesy of Clayton Hauck.