Thursday, July 31, 2008

Steve Nash and Baron Davis are ‘Step Brothers’.

Man y'all not ready 4 this and peep Steve Nash do his thing thing!!!!

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Trailer

Undrcrwn and Mos Def Present: The Watermelon Syndicate

man, if he was rockin jungle45 shirts i would be able to take a few days off from work, hahahhahaha

On June 28th, 2008 Undrcrwn and Mos Def partnered to premiere a limited edition clothing collection at Mos's historic performance live at New York's legendary Carnegie Hall. The Collection and the night were creatively titled THE WATERMELON SYNDICATE.

The line created by Undrcrwn in collaboration with Mos Def debuted to the public on June 28, 2008 at Carnegie Hall during MOS DEF’s presentation of AMINO ALKALINE: THE WATERMELON SYNDICATE. This sold out show, as part of the JVC Jazz Festival, featured Mos Def and his complete orchestra wearing Undrcrwn x Watermelon Syndicate limited edition tees. The tee shirts will be available in limited quantities exclusively at

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


(Bring back that album art peoples!!!)

LL Cool J’s “Exit 13″ Artwork and Kardinal Offishall ft. Solitair - As We Continue

Big Boi - Sumthin' Gotta Give (Feat. Mary J. Blige)

Bombing Buenos

International luv for the artform baby!!!!!!


I guess if it ain't broke it keep your pockets filled


Don't you want to be like them young lads in the plush357 shirt enjoying life. get at them this weekend son for the exclusives at there store in the ATL.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

GZA - Pro Tools Promo Poster

Keep that art alive people!!!!!


Damn I miss the fly joints. Even when they add second shows to the joint.

Center Stage
1374 West Peachtree Street
(Discount Parking at The Atlanta Ballet & John Marshall Law School)

Monday, July 28, 2008


I met this dude at the ART BEATS + LYRIC SHOW. dude is real cool and his thing is posing with chicks in B Boy stance

LOS ANGELES - Atlanta based rapper Killer Mike performs his track "10 G's" on the streets of Los Angeles.

Justin Bua

I got dude art book a minute ago,niccccccccccccceee. After watching this video I can relate to his art even more



5 & Dime x Crooks and Castles Greatness T-Shirt

You are what you wear

Crooks and Castles and San Diego’s 5 & Dime have come out with their “Greatness” t-Shirt that is based off the label belonging to the beer that drinks like a meal –Guinness.The "Greatness" tee pays homage to the legendary Guinness Brewery, which was established in 1759 and is one of the largest brewerys in the world to this day. The design is timeless and fits right in to the old-time aesthetic that we at 5&A Dime strive for.Phone orders will be accepted, so feel free to give us a call at (619) 236-0364.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


That dude who comes with it peoples

"Dark Knight" overshadows box office rivals again

Batman buried his rivals at the North American box office for a second weekend on Sunday, racing past $300 million in a record 10 days.

The Caped Crusader's blockbuster outing, "The Dark Knight," sold an estimated $75.6 million worth of tickets during the three days beginning Friday, taking its total to $314.2 million, distributor Warner Bros. Pictures said.

A week after it scored a record-breaking $158 million opening, "The Dark Knight" added a new title to its impressive list of superlatives: the best second weekend, surpassing the holiday-boosted $72 million haul of 2004's "Shrek 2."

The $180 million movie, which stars Christian Bale as Batman and late actor Heath Ledger as the anarchic Joker, has reportedly been drawing strong repeat business, and also has piqued the interest of people who avoid superhero flicks or rarely go to the movies at all.

"The Dark Knight" now ranks as the second-biggest movie of the year, just behind the $315 million haul of "Iron Man," and the 23rd-biggest of all time.

The previous speed record for a $300 million film was 16 days set by "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" in 2006. The next target is $400 million, which took "Shrek 2" 43 days to reach. Warner Bros. distribution president Dan Fellman predicted "The Dark Knight" would take just 18 days to reach that milestone.

"Where we go from there, it's uncharted waters," Fellman said.

The last movie to break $400 million was the 2006 "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie, which ranks No. 6 on the all-time list with $423 million. The 1997 epic "Titanic" leads the field with $601 million.


Elsewhere, the Columbia Pictures comedy "Step Brothers," starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as perpetual adolescents, opened surprisingly strongly at No. 2 with $30 million. The 20th Century Fox sci-fi sequel "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" came in at No. 4 with $10.2 million, a figure at the lower end of expectations.

In between, Universal Pictures' ABBA-inspired musical romance "Mamma Mia!" slipped one place to No. 3 with $17.8 million while its 10-day total rose to $62.7 million.

"Step Brothers" represents a strong rebound for Ferrell and Reilly, following their recent respective bombs "Semi-Pro" and "Walk Hard." The actors, along with director Adam McKay, previously worked together in the hit 2006 comedy "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."

Industry pundits had forecast a $25 million opening for the $65 million film, which received mixed reviews from critics. Ferrell and Reilly's emotionally stunted characters are forced to live together when their single parents marry. Two-thirds of the male-skewing audience was aged under 25, Columbia said.

"The X-Files: I Want to Believe" also marks a reunion, this time between former FBI agents Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson). But it failed to spark much enthusiasm among fans or critics. Fox said it had targeted an opening in the $10 million to $15 million range.

"We made it for the fans and they have come out," said Chris Aronson, senior VP of distribution at the News Corp-owned studio.

The sci-fi mystery comes to screens six years after the underlying TV series "The X-Files" ended its run, and a decade after the first big-screen spinoff. That film, also called "The X-Files" opened to $30 million on its way to $84 million domestically.

The $30 million sequel marks the third consecutive disappointment in as many weeks for Fox, following the Eddie Murphy comedy "Meet Dave" and then the animated "Space Chimps." The studio, noted for keeping costs down and sharing the risk with outside partners, has had a quiet year highlighted by the early-spring release "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who," which grossed $154 million domestically. Next up is the August 15 horror film "Mirrors" starring Kiefer Sutherland.

Warner Bros. is a unit of Time Warner Inc. Columbia Pictures is a unit of Sony Corp while Universal Pictures is a unit of General Electric Co.

ARTWORK BY: Mr. Brainwash aka MBW

Both of these fly joints was done in cali by Mr. Brainwash His site is kinda of wild but he's a artist so that's automatic

Busta Rhymes: “The Best Rapper In Existence”

This is a real fly interview with BUSA BUS about his position in hip hop and doing that friend chicken song with nas

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Video: Nardwuar vs. N.E.R.D

I like this interview right here. Dude is wild but you can't judge a book by it's cover because he's beating the N.E.R.D in the head with that insightful info

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Nonstop Movie Works: TALIB KWELI documentary

My dude nito been working on this 4 a minute. Glad it's seeing some life 4 real!!!

Trust Nobody - Barcelona

It seems like digitalgravel got videos, yeaaaa!!!!!

Trust Nobody - Barcelona from on Vimeo.



PARTAKE:Live at the Apple Store: Small Eyez Catch Small Eyez and his crew, the Radiant Kids, in this live performance featuring songs from their latest album, 2morrow. July 25, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

TI Paper Trail album cover

keep the creative covers coming

British art battle


Martha Cooper- Interview

If you don't know who she is, I guess you gotta watch the video

Monday, July 21, 2008

Lupe Fiasco Video Interview

Aight, this a fly interview with BBC 1 1Xtra

Black In America, 4hr Documentary On CNN

July 23rd and 24th, CNN will present a very special 4-hour documentary, hosted by Soledad O'Brien, entitled Black In America. This special TV program will examine the successes, struggles and complex issues faced by black men, women, and families

Sunday, July 20, 2008

MF Doom - Sniper Elite (Produced by J Dilla)

This joint is just too hot!!!!! Some old ish from the postponed dilla- doom joint. aggghhh. heads need this

MF Doom - Sniper Elite (Produced by J Dilla)

'Dark Knight' sets weekend record with $155.34M


LOS ANGELES (AP) Batman has sent Spidey packing as king of Hollywood's box-office superheroes.

"The Dark Knight" took in a record $155.34 million in its first weekend, topping the previous best of $151.1 million for "Spider-Man 3" in May 2007 and pacing Hollywood to its biggest weekend ever, according to studio estimates Sunday.

"We knew it would be big, but we never expected to dominate the marketplace like we did," said Dan Fellman, head of distribution for Warner Bros., which released "The Dark Knight." The movie should shoot past the $200 million mark by the end of the week, he said.

Hollywood set an overall revenue record of $253 million for a three-day weekend, beating the $218.4 million haul over the weekend of July 7, 2006, according to box-office tracker Media By Numbers.

"This weekend is such a juggernaut," said Nikki Rocco, head of distribution for Universal, whose musical "Mamma Mia!" debuted at No. 2 with $27.6 million.

Factoring in higher admission prices, "Spider-Man 3" may have sold slightly more tickets than "The Dark Knight."

At 2007's average price of $6.88, "Spider-Man 3" sold 21.96 million tickets over opening weekend. Media By Numbers estimates today's average movie prices at $7.08, which means "The Dark Knight" would have sold 21.94 million tickets.

Revenue totals for "The Dark Knight" could change when final numbers are released Monday.

The movie's release was preceded by months of buzz and speculation over the performance of the late Heath Ledger as the Joker, Batman's nemesis. Ledger, who died in January from an accidental prescription-drug overdose, played the Joker as a demonic presence, his performance prompting predictions that the role might earn him a posthumous Academy Award nomination.

"The average opening gross of the last five `Batman' movies is $47 million. This tripled that, and for a reason," said Paul Dergarabedian, president of Media By Numbers. "A big part of that was the Heath Ledger mystique and a phenomenal performance that absolutely deserves the excitement surrounding it."

"The Dark Knight" reunites director Christopher Nolan with his "Batman Begins" star Christian Bale, whose vigilante crime-fighter is taunted and tested by Ledger's Joker as the villain unleashes violence and chaos on the city of Gotham.

Overseas, "The Dark Knight" added $40 million in 20 countries where it began opening Wednesday, including Australia, Mexico and Brazil. The film opens in Great Britain this weekend and rolls out to most of the rest of the world over the next few weeks.

"The Dark Knight," which cost $185 million to make, also broke the "Spider-Man 3" record for best debut in IMAX large-screen theaters with $6.2 million. "Spider-Man 3" opened with $4.7 million in IMAX cinemas.

"Every single show is sold out," said Greg Foster, IMAX chairman and president. "We're adding shows as much as we can, but we're at 100 percent capacity."

On opening day Friday, "The Dark Knight" also took in more money than previously counted, Fellman said. The film pulled in a record $67.85 million, up nearly $1.5 million from the studio's estimates a day earlier.

The previous opening-day record also had been held by "Spider-Man 3" with $59.8 million.

Women accounted for most of the audience for "Mamma Mia!", which Universal opened as counter-programming to the male-dominated audience for "The Dark Knight."

"With the crowded summer, we knew we would have to find the right weekend, and this seemed like the perfect one considering three-quarters of our audience was female," Rocco said.

Based on the stage musical set to the tunes of ABBA, "Mamma Mia!" features Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Julie Walters and Christine Baranski.

The weekend's other new wide release, 20th Century Fox's animated family flick "Space Chimps," opened at No. 7 with $7.4 million.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Media By Numbers LLC. Final figures will be released Monday.

1. "The Dark Knight," $155.34 million.

2. "Mamma Mia!", $27.6 million.

3. "Hancock," $14 million.

4. "Journey to the Center of the Earth," $11.9 million.

5. "Hellboy II: The Golden Army," $10 million.

6. "WALL-E," $9.8 million.

7. "Space Chimps," $7.4 million.

8. "Wanted," $5.1 million.

9. "Get Smart," $4.1 million.

10. "Kung Fu Panda," $1.8 million.


Big Boi f. Mary J Blige, "Something's Gotta Give"

Now this joint right here is really real. I hope they play this song in constant rotation on he radio. Big up to Big Boi and Mary j Blige!!!

Big Boi f. Mary J Blige, "Something's Gotta Give"

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Rock The Bells 2008 Trailer

Cormega - Fresh ft. Grand Puba, Big Daddy Kane, KRS-One & PMD

I wouldn't even think of this line up. Tell me what You think about that joint

Cormega - Fresh ft. Grand Puba, Big Daddy Kane, KRS-One & PMD

"Dark Knight" breaks preview record

The new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight," grossed a record $18.5 million from midnight preview screenings ahead of its official opening on Friday, according to box office tracking service Media By Numbers.

That tally includes receipts from 12:01 a.m. Friday showings only in 3,040 North American theaters -- 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. screenings were not counted -- and shatters the preview record of $16.9 million set by "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith" in 2005, Media By Numbers said.

The film's robust performance in advance screenings bolstered projections that "Dark Knight" was headed for an opening weekend of $100 million or more in the United States and Canada.

Its fortunes are further brightened by mostly positive reviews and a record wide release on Friday by Warner Bros, a unit of Time Warner Inc, in 4,366 U.S. and Canadian theaters.

"Dark Knight" cost about $180 million to produce.

A follow-up to 2005's "Batman Begins," which grossed about $372 million worldwide, "Dark Knight" reunites director Chris Nolan and star Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader. It also features the late Australian actor Heath Ledger in what turned out to be his last completed screen role, as Batman's arch nemesis, the Joker.

Only 10 other movies have managed to cross the $100 million domestic box-office mark in their first weekend, led by "Spider-Man 3" with $151 million in 2007 and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" with $135.6 million in 2006.


I Don't post too many kicks because the selections just don't stop. But I had to post these joints right here. Original in their own element for real!!!

The Nike Dunk Highs pictured in this post were created by Dezism to honor one of rock’s greatest guitarists

Nike has released the Grad School Air Max ’90 Premium (pictured above) and the Grade School Dunk Low Premium; both apart of the Nike Notebook Edition.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Undrcrwn-”There Can Only Be One” Tee

You gotta see what other people don't see. This concept is sick with it. Undrcrwn created a t shirt based off our favorite commercial during the playoff and the finals which even had magic johnson and larry bird in the act but instead basketball players we got the legends of hip hop that passed on with a subject matter that's still a debate with the people

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Showdown in Gotham Town

(you don't even have to ask, I'm there!!!!)


Dark as night and nearly as long, Christopher Nolan’s new Batman movie feels like a beginning and something of an end. Pitched at the divide between art and industry, poetry and entertainment, it goes darker and deeper than any Hollywood movie of its comic-book kind — including “Batman Begins,” Mr. Nolan’s 2005 pleasurably moody resurrection of the series — largely by embracing an ambivalence that at first glance might be mistaken for pessimism. But no work filled with such thrilling moments of pure cinema can be rightly branded pessimistic, even a postheroic superhero movie like “The Dark Knight.”




I can dig this store and the gear. The common look for stores nowadays are all white walls real clean. spaced out loft look. Which is still hot depending how you lay it out. But these cats when the opposite route so thumbs up for murkin the spot

mural of the Dalai Lama by Mear in Los Angeles

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

"The Five Four Project"


Monday, July 14, 2008

Obama slams New Yorker portrayal

Now a days people believe what they see first hand and every little representation of a person image, good or bad can give a excuse for any voter not to vote for a specific person. I see what they was doing with the mag cover from a artist point of view but it's just not the time for it for real.

(Satirical works often contain "straight" (non-satirical) humour - usually to give some relief from what might otherwise be relentless "preaching". This has always been the case, although it is probably more marked in modern satire. On the other hand some satire has little or no humour at all. It is not "funny" - nor is it meant to be.)

Mike Allen

Barack Obama's campaign is condemning as “tasteless and offensive” a New Yorker magazine cover that depicts Obama in a turban, fist-bumping his gun-slinging wife.

An American flag burns in their fireplace.

The New Yorker says it's satire. It certainly will be candy for cable news.

The Obama campaign quickly condemned the rendering. Spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement: “The New Yorker may think, as one of their staff explained to us, that their cover is a satirical lampoon of the caricature Sen. Obama's right-wing critics have tried to create. But most readers will see it as tasteless and offensive. And we agree."

McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds quickly e-mailed: “We completely agree with the Obama campaign, it’s tasteless and offensive.”

The issue, which goes on sale Monday, includes a long piece by Ryan Lizza about Obama’s start in Chicago politics.

At a press availability Sunday afternoon in San Diego, Obama was asked, according to a transcript by Maria Gavrilovic of CBS News: “The upcoming issue of The New Yorker, the July 21 issue, has a picture of you, depicting you and your wife on the cover.

“Have you seen it? If not, I can show it to you on my computer. It shows your wife Michelle with an Afro and an AK-47 and the two of you doing the fist bump with you in a sort of turban-type thing on top. I wondered if you’ve seen it or if you want to see it or if you have a response to it?”

Obama, shrugging incredulously, replied: “I have no response to that.”

The magazine explains at the start of its news release previewing the issue: “On the cover of the July 21, 2008, issue of The New Yorker, in ‘The Politics of Fear,’ artist Barry Blitt satirizes the use of scare tactics and misinformation in the presidential election to derail Barack Obama’s campaign.”

Howard Kurtz of The Washington Post said Sunday on his CNN media show “Reliable Sources” that the cover is arguably “incendiary.”

“I talked to the editor of The New Yorker, David Remnick, who tells me this is a satire, that they are making fun of all the rumors,” Kurtz added.

Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune defended it as “quite within the normal realms of journalism,” adding that “it's just lampooning all the crazy ignorance out there.”

The panelists agreed it would succeed in its goal of getting attention.

The Trials of Jean Grae

(It must be hard for Jean Grae. When the music industry is screaming"They looking for the next female rap artist" And she's sitting right there in front of them with the looks, swag and the skills. Politricks as usual. Go buy the album Jeanius right now!!!! You won't be sorry)

Why an NYC rap star threatened retirement, and why she hasn't stopped threatening yet
By Rob Harvilla

Jean Grae once had two different albums leak on the same day. That is really hard to do. This Week, the official follow-up to the brash, volatile, riveting New York City MC's 2002 debut, Attack of the Attacking Things, saw official release as scheduled, in September 2004. That's also when Jeanius, a superior effort to This Week, began a horrifying four-year odyssey of neglect, abandonment, and (very) gradual evolution. Some of this ludicrous delay goes down to sample issues: Helmed by former Little Brother producer 9th Wonder, it's a mesmerizing ghost-town of classic funk/soul echoes—easy to love, hard to clear. But darker calamities have plagued our heroine, too, which explains, as we near Jeanius's long-awaited official release on Blacksmith Records (co-founded by Talib Kweli, overseen by Warner), why Jean herself is now threatening to retire via her MySpace page.


Another journey into the world of fly artist on all levels!!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Donny Goines - BARS Segment 6 (Feat. NYOIL)

I don't often listen to some of these freestyle videos. To much, gun run up in h#es money talk. But this is worth everybit of your time peoples

Batman- Gotham Knight (2008) HD Trailer

I posted about this a couple of months ago but the Dvd dropped earlier this tuesday. Had to cop that joint. The visuals are crazy. The stories are real ill and the diffrent looks and drawings of bat man makes this a real keeper son!!!!


Damn that eddie murphy caught a mean L. It cost 55 million to make and they only gross 5.3 Million this weekend. Not good

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Media By Numbers LLC. Final figures will be released Monday.

1. "Hellboy II: The Golden Army," $35.9 million.

2. "Hancock," $33 million.

3. "Journey to the Center of the Earth," $20.6 million.

4. "WALL-E," $18.5 million.

5. "Wanted," $11.6 million.

6. "Get Smart," $7.1 million.

7. "Meet Dave," $5.3 million.

8. "Kung Fu Panda," $4.3 million.

9. "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl," $2.5 million.

10. "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," $2.3 million.


Easy as a Summer Walker morning. Shot by mY dude andrew clifton and you got to love

Saturday, July 12, 2008

New Books: Juxtapoz Tattoo & Juxtapoz Illustration

(man i want both, dang)

Printed by Ginko, the Juxtapoz Tattoo and Illustration books are both gorgeous 8” x 10” hard cover collections of some of the most talented, influential, and all around amazing artists jutapoz had the pleasure of working alongside.
They only have 1,000 of each book available, so head over to their shop and grab a copy before they’re gone.

Be A N****r Too Remix

Rik Cordero visual are gangsta

Friday, July 11, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

CREATIVE CONTROL (Second Saturdays) Sat. July 12th @ Cenci: Atlanta

The Kaos and A Vibe Called Fresh
Proudly Presents:
CREATIVE CONTROL (Second Saturdays)

Saturday July 12th @ Cenci
1259 Glenwood Ave (East Atlanta Village)

The Only Hip Hop Jam Session and Party in Atlanta!!!
Music By Residents: Dj Fudge and Steve Deniro
Doors: 10pm - 3am

*Open Bar from 10pm - 11pm*
Yep.. You read that right. Rock Most from A Vibe Called Fresh is buying out the bar for one hour!
*Jam Session from 11pm - 12pm*
come threw early!
Admission: $5 before Midnight / $10 After

The spot is Cenci, Cenci, Cenci…
1259 Glenwood Ave (East Atlanta Village)
Your favorite monthly party is back at it!!


2 of the top 3 players in the nba on the cover of the new slam …..KOBE BRYANT , LEBRON JAMES and CARMELO ANTHONY

Wednesday, July 9, 2008



With cash running short for retailer Steve & Barry's LLC, the company is readying plans to close more than 100 of its stores, and is contemplating a full liquidation should it not find emergency financing, people familiar with the company say.

The Port Washington, N.Y.-based chain is seeking a tentative plan for about $40 million in debtor-in-possession financing if it must file for bankruptcy protection, several people familiar with the company say.

Whatever the final plan, a reorganization would be a stunning fall for a retailer that a few months ago was hailed as one of the few bright spots in the ailing retail sector, opening stores at a breakneck pace behind the weight of celebrity-endorsed clothing lines.

A spokesman for Steve & Barry's declined to comment on the matter.

Last weekend, Steve & Barry's bankruptcy counsel, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, prepared for a potential bankruptcy filing as soon as this week, these people said. Veteran bankruptcy attorney Harvey Miller is handling the case. Steve & Barry's has another long-time bankruptcy attorney, Paul Traub, advising it on potential liquidation strategy, and is being advised by the New York restructuring firm Conway Del Genio Gries & Co.

Steve & Barry's and its various advisers and lenders are also reaching out to retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Gap Inc. and Sears Holding Corp. co-owner Eddie Lampert to see if they have any interest in investing. So far, those retailers have shown little interest.

Steve & Barry's lead lender, the commercial-lending unit at General Electric Co., has also explored whether the retailer could exist as solely a wholesaler on the strength of its brand name.

"Everything is on the table. Anything can happen," one person familiar with the matter said. This person noted that the company's earnings value came in opening stores, not in operating them.

People close to the company's finances say most of the retailer's earnings came in the form of one-time payments from landlords, often for $2 million to $3 million, each time it opened a Steve & Barry's. There are currently about 275 stores, located in 40 states. Profit from ongoing operations was scant, if any. The new stores usually opened strongly, these people said, but could not keep pace after a few quarters.

Steve & Barry's margins totaled approximately $20 million to $30 million on annual sales of about $1 billion, or roughly 1% to 3%.

One challenge in assessing the value of Steve & Barry's is that many of the stores have been open only a short time, turnaround experts said. The company opened nine stores in the past few weeks alone.

"They have a lot of young and immature stores that have only been around maybe one Christmas season. It's tough to distinguish which ones to keep and which ones really don't work," said Michael Imber, who does restructuring work for the financial-advisory firm of Grant Thornton LLP. He said roughly a third of the company's stores had been open just one holiday season.

An open question is what would happen to the slew of celebrity clothing lines developed in partnership with such boldfaced names as tennis star Venus Williams, surfer Laird Hamilton and actress Amanda Bynes.

Professional basketball player Ben Wallace struck a deal with Steve & Barry's last year. He sells a clothing line and a shoe, "The Big Ben," exclusively through Steve & Barry's, earning royalties on the sales of those items. Brenda Lundberg-Casey, a marketing agent based in Seattle who handled Mr. Wallace's deal with the chain, says that Mr. Wallace's partnership with Steve & Barry's has been successful and the company has made all of its payments.

Alphanumeric Gassed Tee

I don't Even got a whip but I can very much relate. Hard times bring out the best from artist.The Alphanumeric tee does just that fam, very gangster like the situation at hand

The Alphanumeric tee is available for pre-order before Aug 1 for $26 USD. image info:Robust Flavor

Tastes Like Gold Summer Line

Whew these t shirts are hot. here in the jungle we support the flyness. It just motivates us baby!!!! Tastes Like Gold Summer Line release from Augor MSK.From the streets to gallery walls to a clothing line

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Damn the full package here!!!!!!

Nas "Hero" Behind The Scenes Part 1

Nas "Hero" Behind The Scenes Part 2

Nas "Hero" Behind The Scenes Part 3

Amanda Diva - Watch Ya Back Barack

(She's saying what everybody been thinking or even saying every since the brother been running for president, say word!!!) Video For Amanda Diva "Watch Ya Back Barack" Off Of "Foreplay Mixtape" Available On


This ish is wild. Busta talking to Bangladesh about that moment when that a milli track came on in the club and the reaction to the joint and how he missed out on the track when he passed to him a year before. Man, Shoutout to the underground heads that make them ill ass beat binkis be letting me listen to in tha ATL , y'all timing is coming

The Roots Picnic Webisodes Trailer

man i luv the visual on here!!!!

OkayplayerTV partnered up with the awesome folks at ProCreate Pics to shoot interviews (with both artists and fans), performances, and b-roll at the first ever Roots Family Picnic Festival in Philadelphia on June 7th. Check out the above trailer for our series of webisodes which will feature: Black Thought, ?uestlove, Esperanza Spalding, The Cool Kids, J*DaVey, and more along with hosts Amanda Diva and Yameen Allworld.

Monday, July 7, 2008

NAS MAG COVER AND VIDEO - Hero (Feat. Keri Hilson)

What more can you ask for in life? Well, you know, but let's act like this is it for a moment.


Still nice with it and cute so do u mama hahahaha

Sunday, July 6, 2008

KID SISTER URB magazine photoshoot

Okay, she's cute. she got some verbal skills in her own steez and did i say she was cute

All-Williams Wimbledon Final Is All Venus


WIMBLEDON, England — Sisters for life and doubles partners later in the afternoon, Venus and Serena Williams put most of that aside for nearly two hours on Saturday at Wimbledon, smacking serves and ground strokes in each other’s direction with a vengeance and an accuracy that have often been lacking in their previous family reunions.

It had been five years since they squared off in a Grand Slam singles final, and the long wait produced one of their most consistently intense and entertaining matches despite the gusty conditions that often made Centre Court feel more like the front deck of a ship.

But there is still no doubt about which Williams sister has the best record at Wimbledon.

Despite a ferocious start from Serena, Venus absorbed the shock and gradually imposed her long-limbed presence on her favorite tennis court. Her 7-5, 6-4 victory gave her a fifth Wimbledon singles title, leaving Serena with two.

“I can’t believe it’s five, but when you’re in the final against Serena Williams, five seems so far away from that first point,” Venus said in her postmatch remarks to the crowd. “She played so awesome. It was really a task to beat her.”

Although Serena hugged her older sister at the net and was gracious during the ceremony, this defeat was clearly a major blow. Serena has worked herself into fine shape this season, but she has not won a Grand Slam singles title since her surprise run at the 2007 Australian Open.

“I don’t think I’m satisfied with the way I played today,” Serena said. “For me, there’s nothing to be satisfied about.”

Serena was feeling cheerier by the end of the night, after she and Venus won their third women’s doubles title here by beating Lisa Raymond of the United States and Samantha Stosur of Australia, 6-2, 6-2.

This Wimbledon was a Williams revival indeed, but the match that mattered most was the singles. “I had a feeling that they were finally going to play a really good final,” the nine-time Wimbledon singles champion Martina Navratilova said. “Today was fantastic tennis.”

Serena beat Venus in their previous Wimbledon finals in 2002 and 2003. But the record books now make it clear that the All England Club is more Venus’s stamping ground than hers. This was Venus’s second straight title and her third in four years, but it was the number five that popped into her head immediately after she had secured the match on a backhand error by Serena.

“I think definitely winning this tournament so many times definitely puts you in the stratosphere, to be honest, just because of what this tournament means,” Venus said. “I think had I had this achievement at any other tournament, it would have been awesome, but not nearly the same meaning as at Wimbledon.”

Venus, who was seeded seventh this year, is certainly a different player here. Although she had not reached the final of any tournament this season, she swept through the Wimbledon draw without dropping a set.

“She loves it here,” said Venus’s hitting partner, David Witt. “She comes here, and it just seems like she just gets here and glows. She loves the grass, and obviously confidence is everything in this game.”

On grass, Venus’s huge serves and flat ground strokes are penetrating. On grass, she is more inclined to put her volleys to use. At 6 feet 1 inch, she covers a lot of air and space at the net.

That ability, with her clutch serving under pressure, was one of the keys to this victory. Venus came to the net 18 times and lost only 3 points when she did.

With the wind playing nasty tricks, Venus repeatedly grabbed her service tosses out of the air instead of hitting them and often pushed well beyond the 25-second time limit before serving. During a changeover, she was told by the chair umpire Carlos Ramos that she needed to speed up.

But Venus was all too aware that her younger sister was returning aggressively and effectively. Venus lost her serve once in each set, but she could have been broken on three or four more occasions. Serena failed to convert on 11 of her 13 break points, as Venus frequently jammed her by hitting serves into her body. In the first game of the second set, Venus held after hitting the fastest serve ever recorded by a woman at Wimbledon, 129 miles per hour.

“I think that was her tactic, was to serve every ball to the body; I’m glad she did it, because next time I know what to expect,” Serena said.

“I knew what she was doing. It was very readable.”

When Serena finally broke Venus in the second set, prevailing on her seventh break point of a marathon game to take a 2-1 lead, she then lost her own serve in the next game to let Venus get back to 2-2.

Serena appeared dejected after that. Although she was still an imposing presence on the court, Venus was the more audible presence down the stretch, shrieking as she leaned into her ground strokes and playing world-class defense. Serena was uncharacteristically quiet.

She had started more strongly, winning 10 of the first 11 points with a flurry of winners and forcing Venus to scramble to avert a first-set rout. But with Serena leading, 4-2, Venus scrambled back to 4-4.

“I don’t think she made me not play well; I think the conditions were really tough out there,” Serena said of the wind. “I know she was under the same conditions, but it was just really, really tough. She lifted the level of her game, and I should have lifted mine. But instead, I think mine went down.”

The ninth game of the first set proved significant. Venus saved three break points. At game point, Serena hit a backhand floater cross court that she clearly thought was going to be wide. She yelled, but the ball landed in.

Ramos called a let, but after Venus and Serena approached the chair, Ramos ended up pronouncing, “Game Venus.”

Serena had conceded the point. “Serena is the ultimate sportsperson; we both are,” Venus said. “We don’t take injury timeouts. We just play.”

According to a spokesman for the Wimbledon referee’s office, Ramos had initially called a let because he considered Serena’s shout to be an “inadvertent hindrance.” If she had not conceded the point, it would have been replayed.

Serena declined to discuss the incident in detail after the match, but she still managed to hold serve to 5-5 before being broken in her next service game to lose the set. She later dropped her serve again to lose the match, saving the first match point at 15-40 with an ace but knocking a backhand wide at the end of a long rally.

There were no leaps in the air from Venus after the title had been secured, no unbridled joy. But Venus was clearly over the moon, and she and her sister have each won eight times in their 16 often-anticlimactic encounters.

This, however, was one of the best.

Saturday, July 5, 2008


While traveling from A to B today in Atlanta I saw this pic of Hellboy on a manhole cover. I was thinking that was hot but didn't think nothing of it. But then I saw it 2 more times and I know the movie comes out next friday, so this might be promo. If it is, it's real slick of them I got to say because you can't walk pass a manhole without looking down at that joint

Ron English Project Colorize Billboards

This is dope for real. Legal art hustle is a beautiful thing. Atlanta need to take heed.

As part of New York City’s Project Colorize, actors dressed in all black wore the new color wayfarers and literally stopped traffic for 20 minutes at the unveiling of the first billboard by artist Ron English, one of five to go up in NYC.

Project Colorize brings art back to the streets, turning NYC into an open art gallery for the month of July.

Other artists commissioned to display their unique artwork include Tara McPherson, Scott Alger, Queen Andrea, and Toofly.

More Ron English billboard photos here:Ron English


Friday, July 4, 2008

Quantum of Solace

I saw this first on my dude joint shcollective Sweeeettttt!!!!!!!!!

EBONY MAGAZINE collectors edition

Here are #’s 4 and 5 of 8 different collector’s edition covers Ebony did for their latest issue celebrating the “25 Coolest Brothers of All Time.” Other cover subjects include Muhammad Ali, Marvin Gaye, Samuel L. Jackson, Prince, Billie Dee Williams and Denzel