Nike Sportswear 2011 Spring/Summer Air Force 1 Low Premium

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Despite the simple palette of colors, Nike Sportswear release a classy rendition of the Air Force 1. Several different materials are the highlight of the sneaker and offer a contrast over the various textures. The materials include leather, patent leather and a wool panel over the middle.


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Video: The Burn Units ALIVE Snowboarding Film

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The Burn Units – ALIVE – feat Gigi Rüf, Ståle Sandbech & Arthur Longo from Burn on Vimeo.

Burn presents “Alive”, featuring The Burn Units, a rider-led initiative headed by the legendary Austrian snowboarder Gigi Rüf, star of many a Pirate Movie Production and hands-down one of the most stylish riders on the planet. In “Alive” Gigi is joined by fellow Burn Units riders Norwegian freestyle prodigy Stale Sandbech and ultra-smooth French sensation Arthur Longo. Filmed on location in Vorarlberg, Austria at Gigi’s uncle’s cabin last December, this was one of the most ambitious projects yet undertaken in snowboard filmmaking: shooting backcountry action by electric light and moonlight.


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LA: Mark Dean Veca @ C.O.L.A. 2011 Exhibition

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This year’s C.O.L.A. Fellowship Exhibition will be anchored by Mark Dean Veca as the artist is honored along with a selection of other artists at the annual City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) awards Individual Artist Fellowships. 13 artists in total will be participating in the exhibition, with the teaser shown above just a hint of what Mark has in store. The event will launch in May 2011 with further details coming soon.


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NYC: J Dilla Benefit Show Thursday Feb.3rd @ DROM

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The J. Dilla Foundation, in association with XXL magazine, is proud to present the “One Won’t Do Pt. 2: A J Dilla Tribute and Fundraiser” at DROM Nightclub in New York City.

The tribute/fundraiser will feature live performances by Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest alongside Slum Village, Illa J and music by Mick Boogie & DJ Metaphysic.

The mission of The J Dilla Foundation is to help inner city music programs. The foundation was started by Maureen Yancey; the mother of the late Grammy-award winning record producer James “J Dilla” Yancey. Dilla passed away in 2006 after a struggle with Lupus.

In an interview with DromNYC Maureen said, “One of the things he wanted me to do with his legacy was to use it to help others – kids who were musically gifted but had little hope due to poverty. It is the foundation’s hope that by funding and encouraging such progressive music curricula, young prodigies, and music enthusiast alike will have the tools and support they need to flourish and become successful within the entertainment industry.”

The show is set for Thursday, February 3. Doors open at 8 p.m. EST and the show starts at 9. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door you can purchase them at www.dromnyc.com.


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Video: Revok ‘On The Run’

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EIKNARF Presents: “Revok: On The Run” from EIKNARF on Vimeo.

EIKNARF presents a rare glimpse into the mind of Los Angeles graffiti veteran and The Seventh Letter aerosol ambassador, Revok of the MSK crew. Revok speaks on his earliest memories of writing, finding ways to keep spray paint stocked, the reason Seventh Letter exists and how he feels the culture he literally risks his freedom for is being exploited by brands and companies.


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Insa Paints Another Mural in San Francisco

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Last week we saw Insa hit up the corner of Scott and Oak, and now we get a look at another mural he did in San Francisco leading up to his new solo exhibit next month at Fifty24SF. This one is located at Haight and Steiner.


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Audio: Kidz In The Hall ft. Curren$y & Mikkey Halsted – Pledge Allegiance To The Dope

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Listen to or Download Kidz In The Hall ft. Curren$y & Mikkey Halsted – Pledge Allegiance To The Dope

Here’s this week’s allotment of Brain Candy from Naledge and Double-O, featuring Spitta and Mikkey Halsted.


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Video: Double-0 on Sampling

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The Kidz In The Hall producer discusses why the group stayed away from sampling on their last album, Land of Make Believe.


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Herschel Walker Wins Second MMA Fight With First-Round TKO

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Former NFL great, Herschel Walker, is slowly proving he’s serious about his career in the MMA world, as he earned his second victory in the octagon at Saturday night’s (January 29) Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg fight card.

The 48-year-old won a lopsided victory over Scott Carson, knocking him down with a left hook 20 seconds into the fight at the HP Pavilion, and then pummeling him on the ground for the next two minutes.

When Carson briefly for to his feet, Walker picked him up, slammed him to the ground again, and began raining down punches with Carson barely defending himself.

Carson managed to get back up once more, but Walker just overwhelmed him with another left and knocked him down once more, before the referee stepped in at 3:13 of the first round to call the fight.

Still Carson, wasn’t much of an opponent. Walker has yet to prove himself against a real opponent, and will need to if he plans to make any real noise within the sport.

“I was OK,” Walker said in regard to his performance on Saturday. “I’ve got to be on offense. Being a young MMA fighter, I’ve got to control what I’m doing in the cage.”

Walker moves to 2-0 as a pro-fighter.

According to MMAFighting.com, Walker handpicked Carson as his opponent. He only fought once in the last nine and a half years, which he lost. However, the win will ensure that he gets a third chance to fight for Strikeforce, and hopefully, Walker takes on a decent fighter.

From what Walker said after his win Saturday, he wants to do just that.

“MMA is my love,” he said.

Still, it’s good to see he’s easing into MMA and not trying too much too soon. But at 48 years of age, how much longer can he really fight?

Walker began his MMA journey in 2009 when he began training at the American Kickboxing Academy, a renowned MMA gym in San Jose and home to the likes of MMA stars like UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and UFC welterweight title contenders Jon Fitch and Josh Koscheck.

He made his MMA debut last January, where he displayed decent striking and grappling, manhandling 26-year-old Greg Nagy for a third-round TKO and his first professional victory.

The night’s main event saw Nick Diaz defending his welterweight crown against Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos by submission. Diaz made Cyborg tap with a devastating second-round armbar.

Also during the night Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza submitted former EliteXC middleweight, Robbie Lawler, with a third-round rear-naked choke, as the Brazilian defended his Strikeforce middleweight crown in the co-main event.


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DJ Kool Herc In Poor Health, Peers Call For Artists To Help Financially

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Pioneering hip-hop DJ, Kool Herc, was hospitalized recently, and is in need of a surgical procedure, but can’t afford to do it and is seeking financial help.

According to DJPremierBlog.com, Gangstarr’s DJ Premier revealed that the 55-year-old rap legend has been very sick and has no insurance to cover his medical bills.

“Kool Herc is very sick,” Premier said during his XM Satellite radio show, Live From Headqcourterz. “For those that know about Hip-Hop, who we call the father of Hip-Hop, Kool Herc, is not doing well. It’s funny how we have a father of a culture that still lives, where as in some cultures they are dead and gone even though they may still be worshiped or reflected on in some kind of way.”

“Since he’s very sick and has no insurance, uses a metro card to get around, needs to pay his bills so he can get out of the hospital, it’s ill. If you don’t know about it, now you know about it. …We spoke today, and he needs some help to pay his bills for the hospital because he can’t hold it down. And being that he is the man who set this whole culture off, ya’ll should be wanting to do it any type of way that you can. People know how to reach us,” he continued.

DJ Tony Touch recently tweeted to confirm the news as well, adding that Herc is in “good spirits”, but needs surgery and plans to do his part to help.

“I just spoke to Kool Herc.he’s ok and in good spirits..but needs surgery..THIS TUESDAY at SUTRA..we’re gonna do a collection for him,” Tony tweeted (@DJTonyTouch) on Sunday (January 30).

Veteran New York rapper, RA The Rugged Man, sent off a tweet of his own, as well, calling on all hip-hop artists to do what they can by contributing. “KOOL HERC hospitalized and needs financial help. Rappers Step Up, if it wasn’t for HERC We would all be broke with no career,” he wrote (@RATheRuggedMan).

Further details were unknown at press time.

The folks who run DJPremierBlog.com say they will give information to anyone looking to help. Just email gim@djpremierblog.com for updates and/or further details on Herc’s situation.

Kool Herc is a native of the Bronx, New York, and is recognized through the industry as the “Founding Father of Hip-Hop”. He is credited for laying the foundation for the genre, after throwing a party at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in his Bronx neighbor in the early 70s.

The hip-hop legends has one of the main activists helping save the building, dubbed the “Birthplace of Hip-Hop,” which consists of low-cost housing units.


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Video: Bigger Than Hip Hop: A conversation with M1 of Dead Prez

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Bigger Than Hip Hop: A conversation with M1 of Dead Prez from J. Quin on Vimeo.

Never one to bite his tongue, and always down to tell it like it is, M1 of dead prez will always drop some gems on you in his interviews. In this convo with itsmyculture.com M1 discusses his latest project based on political prisoner Leonard Peltier and upcoming dead prez music.


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Audio: Theophilus London “Why Even Try” feat. Sara Q

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When it comes to Brooklyn rapper/songwriter/producer Theophilus London, I think his music is most appreciated when you don’t try to categorize it. I don’t know what genre dude is in, but I feel his music. Theophilus is set to release his Lovers Holiday EP on February 8th. The EP will give a sample of what’s to come on his upcoming debut album, which will drop later this year via Warner Bros. Says Theophilus of the EP: “I wrote this EP, 5 songs about modern love, to document what love is in 2011. I grew up on Gaye, O’Jays & Jackson 5; amazing music that when you heard it, you understood the message coming across. Positive or negative, that message was love.” Here’s the first leak from the EP “Why Even Try” featuring Sara Q.

Theophilus London ft. Sara Q “Why Even Try” by TLEP


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Video: Lauryn Hill Live @ Sundance 2011

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To put it kindly, Lauryn Hill‘s live show has been receiving mixed reviews ever since she re-surfaced this past Summer for Rock The Bells. I personally just feel the expectations are too high, and people are still looking to her to save the game, like when she dropped The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Be that as it may, Lauryn was on hand for the recent Sundance Film Festival. Above, she performs “Killing Me Softly,” and after the jump you get her Marley collab “Turn The Lights Down Low.” The footage is a little shaky (and the cameraman’s weak voice doesn’t help), but it’s the best of what I’ve seen so far.


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Mixtape: Eminem – Forgetting Marshall Mathers

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Listen to or Download Mixtape: Eminem – Forgetting Marshall Mathers

Check out this new Eminem mixtape called “Forgetting Marshall Mathers.” Lots of newer heat and tracks featuring Dre,Talib Kweli, Nas and more.

01 Difficult
02 Cocaine ft Jazmine Sullivan
03 Syllables ft Dr. Dre Jay-Z 50 Cent Stat Quo & Cashis
04 Hello Good Morning ft Diddy Dirty Money
05 Topless ft Nas & Slim The Mobster
06 Where I’m At ft Lloyd Banks
07 All She Wrote
08 I Need A Doctor ft Dr. Dre & Skylar Grey
09 Celebrity ft Lloyd Banks & Akon
10 Love The Way You Lie Pt 2 ft Rihanna
11 Roman’s Revenge ft Nicki Minaj
12 Living Proof ft Royce Da 5’9
13 Magic ft French Montana
14 Slaughterhouse & The Lox Put Some Money On It
15 Slaughterhouse ft Dres Back On The Scene
16 Joe Budden Stuntin’
17 Doc Ish Is It A Dream ft Joe Budden Talib Kweli Sean Price & Angelica
18 Yelawolf Shit I’ve Seen ft Trae The Truth


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Video: How to Sell a Banksy Film Trailer

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Banksy’s work now reportedly changes hands for millions. But he puts up his street art for free. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you got your hands on one of these? Does it mean you’ve found a winning lottery ticket or just scraped some worthless crap off a wall? Going up against the art establishments, critics, auction houses, gallery owners and authentication boards in a quest for the elusive meal ticket, two filmmakers unwittingly gatecrash the murky and protective world of Banksy. How to Sell a Banksy raises questions of ownership, authentication and the true value of art itself. Through all the chaos and incompetence comes a modern-day true story.


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Air Jordan XI “Concord” Retro Confirmed

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Following endless speculation throughout the past few months, it looks the the AJ XI “Concord” will finally see a second retro in 2011. The shoes are set for a release in the latter part of the year, more than likely around the same time as the past two XI releases in the Space Jam and Cool Grey. Stay tuned for official sample images, but until then the confirmed chart can be seen here, with retailers getting a first crack in October. Let the hype begin.


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Nike Sportswear 2011 Spring/Summer Air Zoom Tennis Classic

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After a handful of exclusive and collaboration releases, we unveil some inline offerings from the aesthetically simple tennis sneaker. Two tonal versions encompass suede uppers with colorways seen in either black or velvet brown. In addition, the style also includes an Air Zoom insole for additional cushioning. Available now at select retailers.


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UK Illustrator Iain Macarthur

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Insa ‘Graffiti Fetish’ Mural

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Yesterday we saw his most recent mural in San Francisco, but today we get a look at Insa’s new Graffiti Fetish mural he painted in Los Angeles just before he made the trip up to SF.


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