Video: Skaters by Juan Rayos

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Spanish filmmaker, Juan Rayos was on hand at this year’s Skate Jam Canal in Toledo to capture the festivities all day and throughout the night. His new video, Skaters is a five-minute look at how it all went down.


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Natalia Rak Mural in Poland

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Polish Artist, Natalia Rak took part in the Folk on the Street festival going on in Bialystok, Poland where she painted this mural which cleverly incorporates the tree next to the wall.

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Air Jordan XX8 SE ‘Bel Air’

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From Jordan Brand‘s upcoming “Bel Air” collection comes this wild take on the Air Jordan XX8 SE. By now you probably already know that the Air Jordan 5 “Bel Air” is coming soon and this XX8 SE “Bel Air” is one of the performance-focused models that will accompany the aforementioned retro release. The XX8 SE is the same as the standard XX8 minus the unique shroud covering the upper. Here, the shoe features a bold pink, grey, green, and light blue camouflage motif across the upper with a purple tongue and laces and an equally vibrant outsole. Like the standard XX8, the XX8 SE comes loaded with the latest performance features including Flight Plate technology and a lightweight yet supportive upper. The XX8 SE “Bel Air” is set to drop later this year alongside the rest of the “Bel Air” collection.

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Audio: Raekwon “Marble Cake (Freestyle)”

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Raekwon brings that classic pair of casual footwear back to the forefront with this new freestyle “Marble Cake,” that has the Wu representative going in over Drake‘s Nothing Was The Same track, “Pound Cake.” Rae’s F.I.L.A. album will be out in January.


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LA: theMixUp Saturday Night at Grand Star (9/28)

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RUDCEF Illustration

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We present you with some works from Seoul, Korea-based illustrator Rudcef.

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Audio: Lupe Fiasco Drops “Pound Of Flesh/Paris Tokyo 2″

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Lupe Fiasco commandeers Drake and Jay Z‘s “Pound Cake” to deliver “Pound Of Flesh/Paris Tokyo 2″, the latest joint to emerge, continuing his streak of freestyle leaks. Lupe spits a hard set of lyrics that play like attack mode battle raps before dropping a series of shouts that alludes to his goal in a roundabout sort of way. He shows love to his contemporaries and openly expresses his concern for – Chi-Town veterans. He explains that he just wants to see them all eat. Aside from feeding the fire in his belly, it could be possible that Lupe is feeding bars to the world to help keep Chicago on the map so that everyone in line can truly have a shot at a piece of the pie. Check the track below to listen to “Pound Of Flesh/Paris Tokyo 2″ from Lupe Fiasco and stay tuned for more.


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Audio: 9th Wonder – Bladey Mae [Beat Tape]

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9th Wonder surprises us with a brand new beat tape, Bladey Mae. As a dedication (of sorts) to his late grandmother, the story behind it makes it that much better. 9th explains: “This past weekend, I met my grandma, Beulah Mae Jarrett Douthit’s family (my dad’s mother) for the first time. My grandma passed in 1965, so I’ve had no connection to her at all. I listened to the elders talk about her all day. One elder in particular, her oldest niece, who’s 78-years-old, told me that her nickname was ‘Bladey Mae’, because of the blades she carried around in the purse and pockets, to protect her children from a segregated South, one of them being my dad. I was looking for a name for a new beat tape, and that one just came out of nowhere. Here’s to you Beulah Mae Jarrett Douthit and the blades you carried to protect pops……’Bladey Mae’… ” The full tape, when purchased, gives you 73 new beats. However, you can listen to a free sample of 10 of them below.


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Marvel x Medicom Toy 400% Wolverine Bearbrick

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Following The Wolverine‘s arrival in theaters comes the latest Bearbrick collaboration between Marvel and Medicom Toy. Featuring everyone’s favorite mutant, the 400% Bearbrick sees Logan in his classic blue and gold suit, originally introduced by 1974′s The Incredible Hulk #180 and the look most closely associated with the character to this day.


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Video: Creating the Ultimate Wakeboarding Eco-Park

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After seeing a beautiful lake in an old photograph, Russian wakeboarder Nikita Martyanov went on an epic journey to find the body of water to set up the ultimate eco-freindly park and, thus, a dream riding locale. Martyanov ultimately found the spot, which happened to be Kazakhstan’s Lake Kayindy, a lake created in 1911 thanks to an enormous limestone landslide triggered by that year’s Kebin earthquake and a spot known for the skinny tree trunks that rise out of the depths of the water. Check it out above as Martyanov rides the lake for the first time.


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Gif: Dennis Busenitz @ China Banks

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Enjoying this quick gif of Dennis Busenitz doing a rad alley-oop to a lengthy fakie manual with a casual half-cab out at San Francisco’s legendary China Banks spot. Watch as the pigeons get a scare and flee for safety as Dennis storms the place.

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Audio: Evan Holt x Thelonious Martin “In The City”

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Today, we get the latest collabo joint from Evan Holt and Thelonious Martin “In The City.” Thelonious appropriately flips Marvin Gaye‘s “Inner City Blues” as Holt details life in the inner city. Look for more content this week and Temptations to drop very soon.

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Audio: Black Milk – “Dismal”

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Black Milk keeps the ball rolling as a boundary breaker with “Dismal” from his forthcoming No Poison No Paradise LP, a concept project that follows the gritty fictional narrative of a character named Sonny. The project finds Black spitting a tortuous tale over a sinister electro track that retains that classic Hip-Hop bpm. Black Milk toys with a series of other worldly sounds and patterns on this joint that, like much of his music, forces the listener to expect the unexpected. Check the track below to listen to “Dismal” from Black Milk. Stay tuned for more from No Poison No Paradise, dropping October 15th via Fat Beats/Computer Ugly.


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Lanvin Green Snakeskin Multi-Texture High-Tops

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From Lanvin‘s latest footwear offerings comes these Green Snakeskin Multi-Texture High-Tops. The luxe sneakers feature a unique, multi-textured upper composed of suede, leather and snakeskin. The green and white snakeskin appears on the toe box, midfoot panel and collar, and contrasts nicely with the different suede and leathers used throughout. The premium sneakers also feature a rich leather lining and a side zipper for easy entry, and the rubber sole appears in a Green Glow-esque combination of white and green. These kicks retail for around $1,095 USD.


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Banksy “Better Out Than In” New Street Piece In Los Angeles

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This time taking his art to the Los Angeles streets, illustrious graffiti Artist Banksy delivers a freshly stenciled piece following his last rendition right before the London Olympics. With his trademark tongue-in-cheek humor at its center, Banksy employs the surrounding habitats in his work, by using one layer block to depict a young graffiti vandal throwing up flowers. Banksy took to his website to showcase the piece, with a caption “Better Out Than In”, possible cues in regards to a new project set to unveil in October 2013.


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Audio: The Internet- ‘Feel Good’ [Full LP Stream]

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The Internet has graced us with an early peak at their upcoming LP Feel Good. If you caught wind of the group’s frenzied genre smashing debut Purple Naked Ladies, you’ve been anticipating this release as much as the rest of the community. Comprising of a honeyed tandem of the virtuous Syd Tha Kid and fellow hand behind the Odd Future curtain Matt Martian, the nectarous duo have aspired to the highest form of synthed out love makin’ music.

The album features noteworthy cameos from Mac Miller, Tay Walker, and Jesse Boykins IIIs. Peep the sophomore LP from The Internet below, and be sure to support the group by picking up the album when it hits the digital shelves tomorrow.


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Audio: Fool’s Gold Radio w/ A-Trak & Nick Catchdubs

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A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs have dropped a new edition of Fool’s Gold Radio. Combining remixes of artists including AlunaGeorge, Skream, and Aaliyah, this podcast will keep you moving no matter where you are. Check out the tracklist and stream below.

1. Sleepy Tom – The Currency (FG Radio Intro Edit) [Fool’s Gold]
2. Jack Beats – Just A Beat (A-Trak Remix) [Owsla]
3. Stanton Warriors – Cut Me Up [Punks]
4. Savage Skulls & Douster – Bass Kick (Astronomar Remix) [Dim Mak]
5. DJ Icey – Let Go [Zone]
6. Kill The Noise – Mosh It Up (Henry Fong Remix) [Owsla]
7. Speaker Bomb – Fantastic Drop [Passenger]
8. Mike Cervello – Break [Rimbu]
9. Mason feat. Champagne Champagne – Peer Pressure (roeVy Remix) [Bad Life]
10. Codes – Get Busy [White]
11. Bixel Boys – Red October [Sweat It Out]
12. Yolanda Be Cool – Sweat Naked (Etienne De Crecy Remix) [Dim Mak]
13. Donna Summer – Love Is In Control (Chromeo & Oliver Remix) [Verve]
14. Skream feat. Sam Frank – Rollercoaster [Rinse]
15. Riton x Aaliyah – That Somebody [White]
16. Anna Lunoe – Breathe (Club Edit) [Fool’s Gold / Ultra Music]
17. Aluna George – I Know You Like It (Tchami Remix) [Island]
18. Claude Von Stroke – Dood [Dirtybird]


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Audio: No(w)FUTUR ‘Jaw Breaker’ Mix

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Mr. Mass returns with a 5th NO(w) Futur mix titled Jaw Breaker. Along with SimSima, he drops everything from Earl Sweatshirt and Jay Electronica to The Underachievers. Check out the tracklist and stream/download the tape below.

JAW BREAK INTRO
EL-P & KILLER MIKE : RUN THE JEWELZ
BLITZ THE AMBASSADOR : DIKEMBE
SWERVE & RIDLA : BREAK BREAD
RAPPER BIG POOH feat ALEXIS JONES : THE LOVE
RFC : SHADOWS
DOMO GENESIS : TABLE TENNIS
FIRST LIGHT : JIZZ
MILKDROP : LAUGH IT OFF
PROBCAUSE : BLACK & WHITE
EARL SWEATSHIRT : STAPLES
MELO-X : IT’SDESGOD GOD
UGLY HEROES : LONG DRIVE HOME
WALE : DARK KNIGHTS
FIRST LIGHT : DEEP DIVE
QUAKERS feat SYNATO WATTS : BIG CAT
TERMANOLOGY : STRAIGHT OFF THE BLOCK
JONWAYNE : NUMBERS ON THE HOARD
SYG : DO NOT CALL
YOUNG BLACK & GIFTED : SOUL FOR SALE
METABEATS feat CHUWEE : THE BITCHES
SEAN P : HYPNOTISIS
BIGDOXX feat BOSSIE MOSSIE : PAPER THIN
DILLON COOPER : STATE OF MIND
HOMEBOY SANDMAN : MUSICIAN
L’DAIALOGUE x JUSKAW x BABI MEMPHIZ x ELESPEEx YURI JONES : ROLL OVA YOU
JAY ELECTRONICA : JEDI CODE
KING K.O.N.G. : AMONG SOLITUDE
BIG QUARTERS : NEVER FELT BETTER
THE UNDERACHIEVERS : MELODY OF THE FREE
METABEATS feat QUELLE CHRIS & ED BOOGIE : SLSBS
STALLEY : A-WAX
OTHELLO & 14 KT : BANG!


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Audio: Freddie Gibbs & Madlib “Harold’s”

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Freddie Gibbs and Madlib‘s latest collabo EP, DEEPER, officially hit shelves today. A few weeks back we got a sample with the EP’s title track. Today we get a listen to the EP’s other vocal track, “Harold’s.” Listen to “Harold’s,” an ode to the famous Chicago chicken-shack that “served as the backdrop to many of [Gibbs’] seminal life experiences.” You can check Gibbs and Madlib’s upcoming tour dates below.



MADLIB – EUROPE DATES – OCT, NOV 2013:
Tues, 29th October: Budapest, Hungary at Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
Thrs, 31st October: Brussels, Belgium at Europalia Festival
Fri, 1st November: Glasgow UK (TBA)
Sat, 2nd November: Manchester UK at Warehouse Project

FREDDIE GIBBS – ROCK THE BELLS
Sep 28: Washington DC at Rock the Bells
Oct 04: East Rutherford NJ at Rock the Bells


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Hot Toys Batman 1966 TV Series 1:6 Scale Collectible Figure

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High-end collectibles maker Hot Toys has gone for a retro appeal with the debut of its new Batman 1966 TV Series 1:6 Scale Collectible Figures. The collectible series features Batman and Robin from the first season of the television series with Adam West playing the titular character and Bert Ward playing his sidekick Robin. The Robin figure is approximately 28 centimeters tall, has 30 points of articulation and comes with a cape, weapons and accessories. The Batman figure is roughly 30 centimeters tall, also has 30 points of articulation and comes with multiple interchangeable palms, multiple weapons and accessories. In addition to the two figures, the series also includes a scale model of the original Batmobile. This series will be available from Hots Toys sometime in the middle of next year.

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Nike Dunk High Premium SP “Acorn”

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When they dropped back in 2002, the so-called “Acorn” Air Force 1 Low was nearly impossible for collectors to get their hands on as they were almost entirely exclusive to the European market, that is until B-grades of the gem popped up in select outlet stores in the U.S. Like the iconic “Linen” look, the “Acorn” make-up is set to be resurrected by the Dunk under Nike‘s “Special Projects.” Reminiscent of the OG AF1s, the Dunks utilize a combination of premium brown leather and natural-colored linen-like canvas throughout the upper while a darker brown hue hits the lining, laces, tongue, and rubber outsole. NSW’s “Acorn” Dunk High Premium SP is due to join the “Linen” version of the high-top at Japan’s atmos come September 28.


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Video: Danny Brown “Dip”

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As the release to his latest album, Old, inches closer and closer, Detroit rapper Danny Brown continues to drop new videos. His latest is for Dip, a track about doing so much ecstasy you have no idea what you’re doing, where you are, and/or what’s going on.


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Audio: Dibia$e – PROgressions [Instrumental LP]

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Dibia$e is back with a new batch of neck snapping beats. Says Dibia$e of the release: “Just wanted to showcase a variety of styles from the dusty loops, boom bap ,samba and footwork. There’s much more dimensions to my sound then 8 bit cartridge beats. So I felt the title PROgressions fit this project perfect.” 10 new slappers for y’all to rock to, get it below.


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