Rare Kanye Acapella Freestyle


This freestyle was recorded during an interview with DJ Whoo Kid back in 2004, the very night of Kanye's fatal car accident. This ended up on his Freshman Adjustment Vol. 2 mixtape named "My Girlfriend". Any Kanye material is good material the way I see it.

Jay Z x Dr. Dre???

Word is that Hov and the Doctor are busy working on a track that is rumored to release this week that is intended to be the first single to Detox. Yea I didn't really think twice about it either.

NBA Back In Seattle?

Not quite but this story is pretty dope. Count me in for the charity game.

B.o.B & Charles Hamilton - Paperboy

Here goes the latest project from the duo of Charles Hamilton and B.o.B. No word if this is gonna be on Bobby's album or not but the tracks hot regardless. And if you haven't already head over to 2DopeBoyz and dl Charles Hamilton's newest and last mixtape The Binge Vol. 3.

Air Jordan IX Premio Bin 23 Sneak Peek

By now you should have seen or at least heard the news about Jordan Brands plan for the "Bin 23" collection. A collection devoted to the exquisite craftsmanship and premium materials. Just think the Donald Trump collection of Jordans, and yes folks this is set to be yet another 1-23 drop. But anyways in the above picture you can see the Bin 23 edition IX. Not much is known about these except that they will be releasing in Asia this April and possibly in only 1000 pairs worldwide.

Macklemore - The Town (Sabzi Remix)

Here goes the long awaited remix for Macklemore's "The Town". Sabzi, one half of the Blue Scholars, just dropped his own remix to the Seattle anthem. Take a listen below then head over to the Blue Scholars blog to download the track.

The artwork gets a 10/10 from me too.



Via:
Blue Scholars & BlogsIsWatching

Buttero Boat Sneaker

I'm not the biggest fan of boat shoes but I'm feeling these. I'm not too sure about the $315 price tag tho, but if you happen to have some money to throw then head over the Barneys to cop a pair.

Dom Kennedy - From The Westside With Love

Probably one of the most slept on artists today, Dom Kennedy just dropped his third official release From The Westside With Love. 16 tracks of pure dopeness, if you haven't listened to this dude yet what the fuck you doing with your life? Download link below.

Blue Scholars - Paul Valery Video

And if you're gonna be in the Seattle area this weekend be sure to stop by The Showbox at the Market, Blue Scholars will be performing all weekend including a special encore show on Sunday featuring appearances from Macklemore and DJ Soul One.


Showbox at the Market
1426 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 628-3151

Upside Downs

No your eyes aren't playing games with you, the logos on these hats are indeed upside down. These were part of a special Mitchell & Ness x Hall of Fame collaboration. I like the Magic one because it almost looks as if it really says something upside down. I don't really know why I bought the Raiders fitted, might sell that in the near future so be on the lookout for that.

Nike Air Max Lebron VII Heroes Pack - MJ

I dont have much to say about these except, Damn you Nike!!!! The above pair of LBJ VIIs are from the Heroes Pack, a series of shoes inspired by some of Lebrons heroes growing up. The first two pairs from the pack took inspiration from Penny Hardaway and Deion Sanders, if you cant tell who Lebrons other hero is from the pair above slap yourself. This pair clearly takes after the infamous Bred Air Jordan XI, whether it be the rounded laces, the tongue, the black and red colorway, the patent leather, or even the red clear sole which is pretty XI-esque. Unfortunately the "Heroes Pack" wont be available to the public.

Nike Air Max Lebron VII - 112

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the past few years then you're probably familiar with the now-famous 112 colorway on various Nike shoes. The colorway first became popular with the release of the first 112 Pack consisting of an Air Force 1, Air Max 1, and Air Trainer 1. Here we get a look at a 1 of 24 exclusive pair of 112 edition AM Lebron VIIs. The shoe features the traditional black combined with neon green and some 3m material to top it off. Again there were only 24 pairs made for friends & family of DJ Clark Kent. If Nike knew what was good theyd release these. More pics after the jump.

Sweet 16!!!

Mitchell & Ness x Hall of Fame - Upside Downs Fitted Cap Collection

Los Angeles' very own Hall of Fame just dropped their most recent project and maybe one of their dopest. Teaming up with Mitchell & Ness the two designed six upside down fitted caps. This isnt the first time HOFs designed an upside down cap, a while ago they designed a Los Angeles Dodgers upside down but were quickly served with a cease & desist order by the MLB. This is likely to happen once again this time with three major sports associations. But anyways, the "Upside Downs" consist of a Oakland Raiders, Boston Celtics, New York Giants, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Kings, and a Chicago Bulls cap. These are available now at Hall of Fame but hurry because these are sure to sell out quick.

Hall Of Fame
449 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 655-6002

Grynch - The Rapping About Rapping Mixtape

Here goes the very latest project from Grynch, one of the emcees who's really been putting Seattle on the map as far as dope ass music goes. Mixed by DJ Nphared and presented by 2DopeBoyz, artwork by Shake. Tracklist & download link below.

Freeway & Jake One Stimulus Package Release Party

@The Crocodile
2nd & Blanchard
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Life of Villains x Defam|Nation Collab

DefamNation recently got together with Seattle's very own Life of Villains on a special collab project. There will be both a tee and a crewneck available in limited quantities as usual. Scoop yours up today by heading over to DefamNation's online shop.

Ski Beatz - Taxi & Prowler 2

Here goes the first two joints off Ski Beatz 24 Hour Karate School. The first joint Taxi features Mos Def alongside Whosane, the second track Prowler 2 features a lineup of Jean Grae, Jay Elechannukah, Joell Ortiz & Mos Def once again. 24 Hour Karate School drops the 30th of this month.


Air Jordan XII - Jay-Z Concert Customs

If your an fan of sneaker customizers or a fan of Jay-Z you're gonna love this story. Elvis, or as some of you sneaker enthusiasts may know him better by, Intrxn, one of the more popular sneaker "artists" in general you could call him, recently got asked to customize a special pair of Jordan XIIs for none other then Hova.

Elvis T. from Chicago contracted me to work on a very special Jordan. The rule was that I was to do something I have never done before. The Jordan 12 release date correlates to Jay-Z’s 1997 distribution deal with Def Jam Records. Following the death of Notorious B.I.G. he worked with P. Diddy to produce “In My Lifetime” and the record “Reasonable Doubt.” If you get a chance to catch these shoes in person you can notice the detail that acknowledges inspiration from Elvis himself, Jay-Z, Biggie, and Alexander McQueen. The conceptual approach includes undertones regarding these men’s work ethic and the theme, “Man or Machine.” As far as colorway, the shoe was created to match Elvis’ shirt and vest. He divulged that his fashion sense is all about making statements in a clean and classy manner. If I had one word to describe the work I did for him it would be “sculpture.” Everyone who is attending the Jay-Z concert on Thursday March 18th keep an eye out for Elvis in the double stretch black Hummer!

Laser etched quotes are:

Jay-Z “In My Lifetime”
Biggie “It Was All a Dream”
AMQ “We are the Fashion World’s Incubator”
Elvis “You Get Out of Life What You Put In”
More pics of these 1 of 1 Jordan XII customs after the jump.

My NCAA Tournament 2010 Bracket

Sure the Gonzaga and UW picks are a little biased but who cares. I got Kansas goin all the way in the end.

Denver Broncos get Brady Quinn in Trade w/ Cleveland

Hopefully this marks a new chapter in Bronco history, too bad we had to give up Hillis tho he was a great RB. At least this move does something about Orton now.
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns have traded quarterback Brady Quinn to the Denver Broncos for fullback Peyton Hillis, a 2011 draft pick and a conditional pick in 2012.

The teams announced the trade Sunday and said the deal is pending physicals.

Quinn's departure comes one day after the Browns agreed to terms with free agent Jake Delhomme on a two-year contract.

Quinn went 3-9 in 12 starts for Cleveland, which drafted him in the first round of the 2007 draft.

"I appreciate everything Brady did for us last year and in his three seasons with the Cleveland Browns," coach Eric Mangini said in a statement. "He is professional in the way he goes about doing his job and worked extremely hard at every aspect of his game. I wish him the best of success in Denver."

The Browns also traded Kamerion Wimbley to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday for undisclosed draft compensation, a team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Quinn won Cleveland's starting job last season, but was benched after 2½ games for Derek Anderson. Quinn eventually got his job back when Anderson struggled but the former Notre Dame star was hindered by inaccuracy and never developed into the player the Browns had hoped.

His days in Cleveland appeared numbered when new president Mike Holmgren failed to endorse Quinn as the Browns' future starter. Last week, the Browns acquired backup Seneca Wallace in a trade with Seattle, released Anderson and hosted Delhomme, recently cut by Carolina.

The Broncos reportedly pursued Quinn last season when they were trying to replace Jay Cutler.

C'mon Son!

I understand the love people have for their old sneakers, but when your kicks look like you just got done running a marathon in em I think its time to hang em up.

*DEAD*

Not even gonna comment on this. Im going to hell.

Have You Seen This Person???

Freddie Gibbs - C.H.L. (Cops, Hoes & Labels)

Some new music from the XXL Freshman of the year, if you havent listened to this dude yet what the fuck are you waiting for???


Air Jordan V - Ray Allen PE Seattle SuperSonics

Anybody who knows anything about Player Exclusive Jays is familiar with Ray Allen and his history with PEs. The pair seen above is a very very very special pair of PEs, this pair was made for Ray during his time with the Seattle SuperSonics (R.I.P.). Being the huge Sonic fan that I am these are a lot more then just a Player Exclusive, more like a franchise exclusive if you think about it... More pics after the jump.

SOTA - Real Hot (Ski Team Rmx)


That real smooth melodic shit.

Diggy - Made You Look Freestyle

Who woulda thought that the son of Rev Run could actually rhyme? No not you JoJo, anyways Daniel 'Diggy' Simmons is starting to make a name for himself, peep the video above if you dont believe me.

Big Boi - For Yo Sorrows (Official Video) Ft. Too Short & George Clinton

Sir Lucious Left Foot the Son of Chico Dusty coming soon! My most anticipated album of the year hands down, that is unless theres a new 'Kast album of course.

Its Almost As If...

Jordan Brand has been reading my blog and everything Ive been saying about JB after hearing about all the upcoming releases. I made it pretty clear how I felt about the Varsity Red VIs that dropped already and how similar they were to the actual Infrareds and how JB should have just released those instead and it looks as if that's going to happen. Word of a Infrared VI Package hit the net the other day as well as word of a couple XIII retros as well as a brand new 'Bin 23' collection.

This could very well end up being the greatest year in Jordan Brand history with successful launches of all these classics and soon to be classics.

Brandon Marshall to... Seattle???

Its lookin like that might just happen. Of course as a Bronco fan I want BMarsh to stay in Denver, but, Id rather him come to Seattle then any other team not Denver.

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (Trailer)

Im stoked for this, I remember hanging out at my cousins back in the day and playing the old PC game of this.

Nike 1/2 Cent - Cranberry & Eggplant + More

Nike has just unveiled pics of their tho newest additions too the Penny line. One pair comes in the now infamous, and almost overused Eggplant colorway while the other gets a sick Cranberry makeup. Both pairs are set to drop this Holiday season.

The Cranberry colorway made a lot of Penny fans wonder what a Foamposite One would look like with that color, well folks hit the jump for more pics of the two 1/2 Cents as well as a Photoshopped Foamposite done by yours truly.

I Am A Motherfucker

Im a little late on this but heres a short documentary on Thomas Bruso or as many of may know him by "Epic Beard Man", the same guy from the bus beatdown. Pretty interesting, older folks always got crazy stories to tell and this guy is no exception.



Air Jordan IX Retro - OG Powder Blue

The good folks at MarqueeSole have just unveiled the first pics of the 2010 Retro IX Powder Blues. The first time Jordan Brand released these were back in '93 so OG Jordan Heads and Jordan Heads alike are all anxious to get their hands on a pair of these. Its gonna be a HUGE year for JB, let alone the Jordan IX which will be dropping in five different colorways this year including the 25th Anniversary pair. Theres still no solid release date but expect this dope c/w to drop sometime this summer. More pics after the jump.

Greatest TV Series Ever... Period

Better then Fresh Prince, better then That 70's Show, better then... shit everything.

Wow...

Dudes insane.

Creativity...

Via: Kanye West

Nike Air Foamposite One Royal September 2010 Release

This is just a rumor as of now but dont be surprised to see the OG Royal colorway make its return later this year.

XXL Freshmen Class for 2010

Another strong Freshmen class, minus OJ...

Supreme x The North Face - Camo Pullover Jacket

Dope. Not much is known yet on this weather-proof shell, however according to MooseLimited well be getting more info on this Supreme x TNF collab in the near future. Read on for more pics.

Porsche 918 Spyder Concept

"La la la la wait til I get my money right" More pics after the jump

CLAE Spring/Summer '10 Footwear Collection

Heres a look at CLAE's upcoming footwear collection for their Spring/Summer 2010 lineup. Known for their simple but classy colorways and styles CLAE sticks to what they do best. Look for these at your local CLAE retailer. More pics after the jump.

BBC 'Deep Space' Chukka

Available this weekend at the Tokyo Ice Cream store.

Chris Brown - Whos Girl Is That (13 yrs old) Throwback Footage

Lmao @ all the DrunknMunky gear from back in the day.