Nike SB gears up for the 2010 Fall season with the SB Dunk Low in a Black/Orange colorway. Subtle, but still making a statement, the sneaker features bright orange piping and laces against a black leather base with a white/black sole. The most distinct feature of the shoe would have to be the large signature tongue.
The fabled wall on the corner of Houston and Bowery has been given new life thanks to artists Barry McGee and Josh Lazcano aka Amaze. In it’s past, the wall has been proprietor to work by Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos, and Keith Haring. Now the wall has been completely covered by the tags of the most revered graffiti writers from generations prior up to today. McGee and Lazcano undertook the project to cover the wall with the signature tags of their colleagues and finished the wall of with their own two sigs. The wall is now on display on the corner of East Houston & Bowery in NYC.
Brian Donnelly, better known by the moniker KAWS has previewed his preparation for his latest exhibition titled “Passing Through” debuting in Hong Kong. The artist will have various paintings, sculptures, and graphics on display, but the piece generating the most fervor is the debut of his 5 meter Companion sculpture. This is by far the largest sculpture KAWS has undertaken, and he’s provided a preview of the exhibition’s mainstay. The exhibition kicks off October 4th and runs through to the 24th.
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The long-talked about Tupac Shakur movie is expected to finally begin production this November, especially since director Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day”) has just enlisted screenwriters Stephen J. Rivele and Chris Wilkinson to pen a new script, reports NY Mag’s Vulture.
The pair of writers tell the mag that the upcoming film, which was originally written in a documentary style, will not be a biopic. Instead, will focus on a certain portion of his life.
That specific time period would be his last four years — so from around 1993 up until his fatal shooting and death in 1996.
Rivele tells Vulture that the film focus on Tupac’s last day, and flash back on the four years that preceded his still-unsolved shooting death.
“He was just beginning to shed that anger and look for a purer voice … He was in the process of changing himself, and entering a new phase of his life,” said Rivele. “He saw the contradiction between the musical persona of ‘Thug Life,’ and his essential nature as a gentle, sensitive person. And that was partly responsible for his murder: He was not a gangster, but the people around him were.”
During the time frame the film would take place in Pac’s life, the rapper had formed his group Thug Life, been accused sexual assault, shot in Manhattan, sentenced to prison, bailed out by Suge Knight, signed to Death Row Records, dropped the first double-album, and was shot again in Vegas and died days later.
A cast has not been announced, but like Biggie’s biopic “Notorious,” Fuqua hopes to cast an unknown to portray Tupac.
A very solid looking new Nike Auto Trainer has been released for Fall 2010. The mid top sneaker comes in the classic Bulls black/red colorway. They look good with this…
Last Friday, living legend Futura was in Mexico taking part in this year’s Chill.and.Go 2 festivities. Teaming up with local masked personality X-Ghetto 666, the two joined forces in a live painting session organized by Nike Sportswear. Each utilizing their own signature style, a blacked-out bus served as the canvas. For a better look at the finished product, check the images below.
Nas goes off on this one. Fresh off the release of Distant Relatives, Nasir laces the Evil Genius with an exclusive for his new mixtape dropping tomorrow. Kinda dope how he repeats the line from “It Ain’t Hard To Tell,” which has been Green Lantern’s drop for years now.
Jay did both verses from this Flex’s show in October of 2006. “Most Kings” was the Jean-Michel Basquiat inspired song that was set to be on Kingdom Come, but that never saw the light of day. Around that time, DJ Green Lantern was Jay’s DJ and he even released “Corporate Takeover” on one of his mixtape (which was the other verse from that legendary Funkmaster Flex freestyle.) These bars mostly ended up on Jay’s “Lost” remix for Coldplay.
1. DJ Green Lantern – Invasion Radio Intro
2. Nas – Power, Paper, Pussy (Produced by Nas & Salaam Remi)
3. Fabolous – On Invasion Radio
4. Fabolous – Money Chaser
5. Jay-Z feat. Chris Martin – Most Kingz (Produced by DJ Green Lantern)
6. Nas feat. Damian Marley & Bun B – Leaders (Remix) (Produced by DJ Green Lantern)
7. Rick Ross – On The Spot Freestyle
8. Sheek Louch feat. Beanie Sigel – Silver Back Mack
9. N.O.R.E. feat. Uncle Murda – On The Spot Freestyle
10. Fabolous – Bitches
11. Jay-Z – The Borough (Young Guru Remix)
12. Emilio Rojas feat. Currensy & Young Chris – Asphault (Produced by DJ Green Lantern)
13. Kid Cudi – On The Spot Freestyle
14. 38 Special – Don’t Give A Fuck
15. Roscoe Dash feat. Lil Jon – On The Spot Freestyle
16. The Dream – On The Spot Freestyle
17. Devin The Dude – On The Spot Freestyle
18. Don Juan feat. Fever – Politics As Usual
19. Pill – On The Spot Freestyle
20. Alley Boy – On The Spot Freestyle
21. Sean Garrett – Pen And Paper (Produced by DJ Green Lantern)
22. Sean Garrett – On The Spot Freestyle
It’s been a minute since I’ve heard the name Jamiroquai, but they’re back and readying the release of their 8th studio album. Here’s the lead single, “White Knuckle Ride.” Still kickin’ that British jazz funk that had me hooked in the 90s, I’m with this. Rock Dust Light Star is set to drop in November.
Shepard Fairey is set to unveil his latest exhibition titled, Printed Matters, at Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles. The exhibition will feature every medium on which Fairey has printed on including, wood, metal, album covers, and fine art collage papers. The exhibition runs from September 16th – October 9th with a special reception and book signing of Beyond the Street: The 100 Most Important Figures in Urban Art in which Fairey is featured, occurring on opening night.
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The success of the recent Nike Air Force 1 “Metallic Silver Foamposite” has spawned Nike to create the Nike Air Force 1 High “Black Foamposite”. Comprised of Nike’s signature Foamposite material, the “Black Foamposite” Air Force 1 sits atop a clear sole and visible “AIR” unit. A mesh tongue and black strap above the “Nike Air” logo resembles the Nike Air Foamposite Pro, yet the sneaker holds characteristics of the signature Air Force 1.
However, like most expected, the UFC veteran Randy Couture exploited the boxer’s lack of ground/grappling skills to win by a tapout in the first round.
Within the first 30 seconds of Round 1, Couture shot in with a single-leg takedown, easily taking Toney to the canvas, followed almost immediately by full mount where he began teeing off at Toney’s head while he desperately held on to no avail.
Softening up the boxer with countless punches to the head, Couture set up a choke up against the cage. Toney held strong for a short period, until the MMA fighter passed to side mount, locking in an arm triangle choke firmly and that was all she wrote.
Couture defeated Toney 3 minutes and 19 seconds into Round 1 by tapout.
Randy Couture said after the fight that he had been practicing the arm triangle he used on Toney for over a year and his gameplan went exactly as they drew it up.
“This is exactly what we trained to do,” he said. “No one really shoots a low single in MMA. I knew with James’ boxing stance a low single would probably be there, and it worked. I’ve worked on that arm-triangle for over a year now, so to finally get it, it was awesome.”
Despite the easy victory, Couture gave Toney credit for entering his MMA world, but ultimately, said nine months of training isn’t gonna give you too many tools to use against a seasoned veteran like himself.
“I think, realistically, even if he’s been training nine months, that’s real short order to pick up everything he needed to know for mixed martial arts,” said Couture. “I’m a huge fan of boxing. A lot of credit to James for stepping up in here. He’s the first boxer to do that. I think all of us MMA guys love boxing, and hopefully, now, there’s a whole bunch of boxers like James that will start to love MMA.”
What’s in James Toney’s MMA future now? The former boxing champ said after the fight that he won’t quit, and vows to give MMA another go … that is, if a promotion will give him another shot after this very quick loss during his debut.
“I didn’t expect him to be so aggressive at first,” said Toney. “He just caught me. He got me on the ground, and I couldn’t get out of the triangle choke. But I’ll be back. I ain’t no quitter.”
In the headlining match, Frankie Edgar defended his lightweight title against the man he defeated to win it, BJ Penn, via a five-round unanimous decision.
Edgar was scoring combos and strong takedowns throughout the fight, dominating Penn in almost every aspect. Penn seemed frustrated almost the entire match, and just couldn’t take the fight to Edgar the way he wanted.
“Frankie fought a great fight. He’s the man,” Penn said, following the fight. “I’ve got nothing bad to say. He fought me twice. He walked away with the decision twice. What can you say? It looked like the same kind of fight as last time. He got off good. Much respect. I’ve really got to go back and think about things.”