Sneakerhead Short Film

I saw this over on the big homie Ben Ballers blog and felt I needed to post it on Northwest State of Mind as well. According to Ben this video was made 8 years ago by one of his close friends, in a time where sneaker collecting has been pretty much overrun by mass produced garbage and hypebeasts there once was a time when it wasn't just the "thing to do" it was a way of life for a lot of people. This just made me think about how much the game/culture has changed in just these past two or three years... indulge.

NFL Week 8 Predictions


Northwest Sneaker Expo 10/28 Recap

It's been quite a while since the Northwest saw a DunkXChange or Sneakerpimps, so with that some of the locals took it upon themselves to put something together to shine the light on both the local fashion and music scene. And with that said we were blessed with the 1st annual Northwest Sneaker Expo.

The evening got started with the Sneaker battle featuring a small handful of some of the more respected collectors and customizers in the area. The homie Ronnskizzle pretty much shut the battle down in my opinion with his pair of PE Griffey Max 1s and his "206" of 300 Sole Collector x NikeTown Air Max 95s. But the judging wasn't left up to me and in the end sneaker-customizer extraordinaire Emmanuelabor took the trophy home with his sick customs including a 1 of 1 Jordan IV with a changing LCD screen in the tongue paying homage to MJs shot on Craig Ehlo. Also spotted at the battle were an exclusive pair of Opening Ceremony Air Force 1s which if you are at all sneaker savy in any way you know that those can fetch quite a pretty penny.

After a few questionable rap battles including one with a participant in a wheelchair by the name of Disabled against a dude by the name of Dyslexic (I couldn't make that up if I tried) the performances finally got started. Local Tacoma emcee Clemm Rishad kicked things off. After a couple more performances the host of the night Logics rocked the stage and shut it down. And last but not certainly not least the headliners of the event, Palmdale, CA natives Pacific Division or better know as Pac Div hit the stage and really had things feeling like a party in there. Scroll down for more photos of the event.

Clemm Rishad



Logics & Vitamin D

Pac Div

Curren$y - Pilot Talk 2 (Artwork)

Pilot Talk 2 drops November 22nd. Hit the jump for yet another trailer.

NBA Round Up Week 1

Miami Heat 80 - Boston Celtics 88

For starters I'd like to say Lebron did his job for the night, he played D got a few blocks and was the leading scorer for the Heat. Now for the rest of the team I deffinetly expected more out of guys such as Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade, and company. But on the positive side of things for the Heat 6 assists isn't bad for D Wade and they do have a lot of time to improve and I'm sure we all expect that from them.

I mean what could I possibly say about the celtics? They are a Savy veterain squad with added amunition like Shaq and Jermaine O'neal, they played with energy and poise, and ofcourse the 6 time all star Paul Pierce came up big time in the clutch with 19 pts 9 reb and 3 ast. That's the type of performace that we will see all season from him, and as for the other 2/3 of the big 3 went for a combined 30 points and Rando for a record 17 ast.

Houston Rockets 110 - Los Angeles Lakers 112

The Lakers begin this night with the spectaculer ring ceremony for the Lakers franchise 16th overall NBA title, and Kobe Bryant's 5th title. We got off to a slow start with 51 points in the first half but slowly picked it up to end the game with 112 points. Pau Gasol came up big for 29-11-2 Kobe Bryant going for a quiet game of 27-5-7 and a suprising performance from the future face of the Lakers Shannon Brown putting up 16 pts going 4/5 from the 3 pt line, it's amazing to see the Lakers pull it off even though we came out a bit rusty!

For the rockets it was great to see Yao Ming back on the hardwood floor, he deffinetly came out very agressive looking for his shot and playing tough D. The Rockets came out on fire almost making every shot they took in the first half, Aaron Brooks came to play today scoring 24 pts and Kevin Martin putting up 26 pts to try and shut down the Lakers, unfortunately for the Rockets the Lakers usually dominate the 4th quarter and did just that.

Young Roddy Mixtape In The Works!

Hope this is true. According to Trademark Da Skydiver.

Curren$y - Pilot Talk 2 (Trailer) #2

It looks like Pilot Talk 2 has been pushed back another week to November 23rd. Oh well.

Playstation Phone?

You read correctly, don't know exactly how I feel about this just yet. Peep the full story here.

NBA Weekly Round Up

Today marks the day that all of us fellow basketball fans rejoice and wait for year after year. The first day of the regular season starts with our usual band of brothers such as the Lakers, the Celtics, the Magic, and the newly renovated Heat to name a few.

I know you're probably wondering who I am by now, the name is Chase and I hooked up with my fellow sneakerhead buddy Mitch to bring you the Weekly NBA round up, giving you updates, scores, and stats on the weeks best NBA teams

Just to give you all a heads up I AM A HUGE LAKER FAN! Have been since the early 90's teams when we hade Vlade Divac, Sam Perkins, and the Northwests own Doug Christie. But with that being said I will try my best to show little bias towards the Lakers

Now that you know who I am, let's have a great season

NBA Season Kicks Off

Who you got?

LeBron James x Nike Basketball "Rise" Commercial

According to Nike:
This isn't about what LeBron James has done, or hasn't done. This is about the difference between the expectations others may have of him versus the expectations he has of himself. What should he do? The answer is a question.
Watch the commercial here.


I feel high just watching this video.

Kanye West - Runaway (Film)

Here is the long awaited short film from Mr. West co-starring model Selita Ebanks. This takes music videos to a whole nother level. The film also featured a bunch of songs from his upcoming album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy which drops November 22nd.

Cooler Than A Polar Bear's Toenails

Wow... That was without a doubt the dopest performance I've ever been too, if you weren't able to make it out to the Showbox I really feel for you. Lets just say Big Boi definitely knows how to put on a show. He had the entire crowd of 1000+ rockin' with him during his entire set, it was a nonstop party in there. In all honesty the only thing that could have made this night even better would be if André Benjamin made an appearance (heard he was actually in Seattle at the same time). I still can't believe I was less than five feet from one half of my favorite groups ever... On another note, opening acts Neema & Fatal Lucciauno did their thing and really got the crowd hyped. Peep some more pics from the show, sorry for the bad quality.


Fatal Lucciauno & Grynch

Fatal Lucciauno

Logics - Stars & Beyond Ft. Eighty4 Fly & Brainstorm

Here goes some brand new music from Logics off his Problemaddic EP dropping December 11th. featuring Eighty4 Fly and Brainstorm from Dyme Def. Download link will be available tomorrow but until then you can listen to it on Logics ReverbNation page as well as some other joints. Video for Stars & Beyond drops early November sometime.

Update: MP3 now available!

City Arts x Reign City x Wake Up Present: Big Boi

For all of you questioning whether or not to go to Game or Big Boi Saturday night, lemme just ask you this quick question, when is the last time you saw Outkast live? Hm, never? Alright well enough said... If you aren't at the Showbox this weekend I'm gonna pray for you.

In the meantime head over to and leave a comment on the 1 year Anniversary post with your favrite Outkast song of all time for your chance to win 2 tix to the show this weekend! Hurry up they're picking the winner at 3PM today!

Jordan Brand now on Twitter

@Jumpman23. Finally I have someone to vent all my JB frustrations to.

Wiz Khalifa x Sunday Night Sound Session

DJ Hyphen got a chance to chop it up with Wiz for a little while after his show last week at the Showbox for the Waken Baken tour. They talked about Wiz' times here in the Pacific Northwest so far, his Black & Yellow anthem, his buzz, and more.

Northwest Sneaker Expo October 28th

Just a reminder.


Somebody please tell that dude Young Roddy he needs to drop a mixtape asap!!!

2012 Nissan GT-R

You are looking at the "Egoist" edition of the 2012 Nissan GT-R. For those who don't care for luxury as much there is also a Spec-V model as well as the regular GT-R. For more info on this beautiful piece of machinery head over to Freshness. Hit the jump for more pics.

Freeway - Escalators Prod. Jake One (Official Video)

These two have got to be one of the best emcee/producer combos in the game today. Everything they drop together is a hit. Diamond In The Rough coming soon.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Otherside Remix Ft. Fences

The “Otherside” remix is a brave confessional from Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, and the Fences of the life of an addict and the struggles and success of seeking sobriety. The original version of “Otherside” by Maklemore has accrued over 250,000+ hits on YouTube thus far, and I believe the remix will also do well for the Seattle emcee.
Take a listen here.

Scribes - Roll My Way (Official Video)

Scribes. Just the name should have you interested in what he has to say. Well being the idiot that I am I for some reason let his last couple emails slip under my watch so my bad homie! This right here, this is some of that music that we've become accustomed to hearing from many Seattle artists as of late. Man the PNW is on the come up.

NFL Week 6 Predictions

Denver needs a W badly, lets hope we can get one at home this week.


Curren$y - Flying Iron Ft. Fiend (Official Video)

Here are some visuals from the first of two tracks from Spitta and Fiend, I wonder if they're still planning on dropping that Flying Iron project or not.

Curren$y - Flying Iron Ft. Fiend

Another JB Fail

On the left you see the original pair of Jordan XIII "Altitudes" that were released in February of 2005. On the right you can see the first images of the 2010 Retro+.

My only question for Jordan Brand is, how hard is it to just retro the exact shoe you guys released 5 years ago? Don't make any changes, don't change the material, don't change the colors. Just leave them as they are. Smdh.

Logics - Sneakerhead

Here's some brand new material from local emcee Logics off of his upcoming project Problematic dropping December 11th. Be sure to catch Logics as well as Pac Div and some more local talent at the Northwest Sneaker Expo October 28th. Production by Baked Beatz.

The Waken Baken Tour

Ill be in there tonight, big thanks to a certain person for hooking it up with a ticket; you know who you are.

Cyhi Da Prynce - Royal Flush (Mixtape)

My homie Ivia put me on this dude a little bit ago, the first time I heard him was on this Popular Demand freestyle which left a pretty good first impression. To be honest he always kinda slipped my mind when looking for some good music, no pun intended, and to my excitement himself along with a few of his G.O.O.D. Music affiliates were featured on the BET Award Cyphers the other night which you can peep here.

Well anyways, Cyhi just dropped his latest project titled Royal Flush. In an interview with Decatur Dan Cyhi explained the four monikers he embraced on this tape.
I got the Prince of Spades, thats my street music, you know my storytellin' of when I was gettin' it in. Prince of Diamonds is my hip-hop inspirational motivational music for the music lovers. The Prince of Hearts is especially dedicated to the ladies, thats the glass slipper, when the females hear this they're gonna go bananas. My last one is the Prince of Clubs and thats really self-explanatory.
Download link after the jump.

Curren$y - Michael Knight

Skududududu. First single off Pilot Talk 2, dropping November 16th. Be sure to follow Curren$y on Twitter too @CurrenSy_Spitta

CRS - Don't Stop!

People first heard about CRS or Child Rebel Soldier back in 2007 when the single Us Placers was released. This supergroup composed of Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, and Pharrell Williams were later featured on N.E.R.D's Everyone Nose Remix. Well for today's/tonight's G.O.O.D. Friday single we get a brand new CRS track. Download link after the jump.

NFL Week 5 Predictions

I've been forgetting to post my NFL picks for each week so I guess I'll start at Week 5.


FAMxBIZ - No Conscious Ft. Stevie Crooks (Official Video)

New video from Family Business featuring the masked man himself Stevie Crooks. Be sure to follow Stevie on Twitter and if you're feeling the gear he's been wearing in his videos lately head over to Life Of Villains.