Sixteen months after his first exhibition in Paris “Burning Hearts,” New York graffiti artist Cope 2 is back for “Defiance” at Galerie MATHGOTH. With his signature, colorful bubble letters at his disposal, the artist seems to be comfortable bringing his street sensibilities inside of the gallery setting. For those of you in and around Paris, “Defiance” opens February 18.
Mathilde JOURDAIN 68,
rue de Montreuil
New from Nike’s customizable sneaker lab, NIKEiD, comes an addition to their already vast array of fabric and print choices for customers. The Air Force 1 model will now boast an elephant print option for those customizing the legendary sneaker, which above all adds a layer of texture and personality some may have felt the NIKEiD platform was lacking. 750 pairs featuring the new animal print will be made available soon.
Saturday, February 25 – Providence, RI – Fete
Monday, February 27 – Boston, MA – Middle East
Tuesday, Feburary 28 – Philadelphia, PA – Silk City
Wednesday, February 29 – New York, NY – Knitting Factory
Thursday, March 1 – Pittsburgh, PA – Shadow Lounge
Friday, March 2 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Saturday, March 3 – Kalamazoo, MI – The Strutt
Tuesday, March 6 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
Thursday, March 8 – Toronto – Great Hall
Friday, March 9- Chicago – Subterreanean
Saturday, March 10 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
Sunday, March 11 – St. Louis – Gramaphone
Monday, March 12 – Nashville – TBD
Friday, March 16 – San Diego – House of Blues
Saturday, March 17 – Scottsdale, AZ – Chaser’s
Sunday, March 18 – Los Angeles – The Roxy
Tuesday, March 20 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
Wednesday, March 21 – Fresno, CA – Fulton 55
Thursday, March 22 – San Francisco – 330 Ritch
Friday, March 23 – Portland, OR – Crown Room
Saturday, March 24 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
Sunday, March 25 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Wednesday, March 28 – Minneapolis MN – 7th Street Entry
Thursday, March 29 – Iowa City – Mission Creek Festival
Friday, March 30th – Toledo OH – Frankie’s Underground
To celebrate the 6th anniversary of Artslam, a bi-monthly art and music event held in San Antonio, Alex Pardee, Skinner, and Lamour Supreme took part in one of the recent events where they painted this mural, aptly titled TexAss Centipede.
DJ Stevie J brought Dr. Dre, Lil Wayne, Fabolous, Trey Songz, Ne-Yo, Wiz Khalifa and more to LIV for his birthday celebration. In this video, Dr. Dre grabs the mic and performs the classic ‘Still Dre’.
Complex Magazine drops their rendition of the internet meme “Shit… Say” with Shit Sneakerheads Say. Not really a lot to say as most of you know the drill. Have a listen and see if you agree or feel some obvious one-liners were omitted.
With Odd Future recently announcing a mixtape coming this spring, the audacious group of creatives presents a snippet to a track featuring their hit vocalist, Frank Ocean. Since the release of his free internet album, Nostalgia, Ultra, the New Orleans R&B artist stunned the music industry with his rapid rise to fame. With his highly anticipated debut album with Def Jam Records expected to release this spring or early summer, we can expect to hear much more from GQ‘s Rookie of the Year until then.
You’ve probably already noticed Shit People Say videos popping up all over the internet lately. Here we get a look at just a few of them, namely art world people, sneakerheads, mountain bikers, New Yorkers, and pro skaters.
Dave White’s first Air Jordan 1 retro design for All Star Weekend infused American flag-inspirations and were met with acclaim and fanfare. White and Jordan are back again, and the result is the Air Jordan 1 High DW. These kicks feature the iconic Jordan black/sport red-white-cement grey colorway, and even bring in the elephant print on the forefoot laces-strap. But it’s White’s trademark paint splatter and brush strokes that make this shoe stand out. In speaking about the project White commented, “the absolute intent was to make something that actually looked animated and dynamic, explosive and alive even when standing still. I wanted the shoe to almost look like it had been dipped in paint and is exploding with energy.” The Dave White Air Jordan 1 Retro will be available in North America, Europe and China on February 11.
Ohio emcee, Stalley, closes out a strong week of leaks with another joint worthy of multiple replays. This latest jawn from his back catalog “Cash and My Cutty,” once again has Stalley on some Ski Beatz production. Cruise down the blocks of Masillon, Ohio in that ’87 Cutty Supreme and see the streets through the eyes of Stalley.
As we’ve made very clear by now, The Alchemist and Oh No aka Gangrene‘s sophomore LP, Vodka & Ayahuasca, is out now, and we think you should check it out. For those who needed to be prodded further for the purchase, listen to one more album cut, “Dark Shades” featuring Evidence and Roc C. Vodka & Ayahuasca is in stores now via Decon.
1. Fantastic Intro
2. Brown Sugar
3. Devil’s Pie
5. Left & Right
6. Chicken Grease
8. Left & Right (Reprise)
9. Feel Like Making Love
10. Can’t Hide Love
11. Things You Do (Fall in Love)
12. One Mo’ Gin
13. Me and Those Dreaming Eyes of Mine
15. Untitled (How Does It Feel)
Mike Giant is a name that has become synonymous for both his tattoo style and street art. Together with renowned muralist The Apexer (also known as Ricardo Richey) and armed with a healthy supply of MTN Colors, see what happens when these two creative forces align for a live collaboration on a street corner in San Francisco.
As a continuation of their recent string of collaborative efforts together, hip-hop jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD and Tyler, the Creator team up on a rendition of the popular Tyler/Earl Sweatshirt song “Orange Juice.” While an instrumental version of the original Gucci Mane track was one of the first Odd Future interpretations by BBNG to catch the attention of viewers, the song feels more complete with Tyler adding his verse and characteristic antics.
Over the last couple years Brown Bag AllStar J57 has been on the boards for more than a few underground bangers. Today, we get 27 of them compiled into this mixtape, The J57 Collection. Features on the tape include BBAS, Homeboy Sandman, Sene, Skyzoo, Von Pea, Co$$, Tek, Fresh Daily, YC The Cynic, and more.