Superb Winter 2010 Lookbook

Progression. That is just one of the traits you need to have as a clothing brand, it may actually be the most important one especially in todays fluxuating market. This is the case with the fam over at Superb. I've been following them for a while now, in fact around this time last year I was posting their 'Lords of War' winter drop. I'm really liking what I'm seeing from them lately and it looks like they're headed in the right direction. This time around, their winter collection takes on a more aggressive approach with minimal aesthetics featuring mainly fleece items, perfect for this cold winter.

The entire collection is available on their online shop as well as a long list of retailers you can check out here. Hit the jump for more pics.

ShoeZeum

Now this is love. Peep the video above for a 360 degree view of this incredible Nike Air Jordan collection consisting of at least 360 pairs.

Via: SneaksKicks

Curren$y - Hold On Ft. Young Roddy & Trademark Da Skydiver

Here goes the visuals for one of my favorite joints (no pun intended) off of Curren$y's Pilot Talk 2 which you can find in stores now!

Throwback: Curren$y x P.Miller Jump Off Sneaker Commercial Lol

I don't remember ever seeing one person wearing these lol.

Quiksilver (Japan) x Jay Kin

This is pretty dope, surfing company Quiksilver featured VanCity's own Jay Kin in their latest promo video for their documentary film. The video features a cameo by Norifumi "KID" Yamamoto, a popular Japanese MMA fighter and also provides the viewer with a good look at Quiksilver's latest apparel collection set in Tokyo. Jay Kin's song 'Nippon' can be heard throughout the entire promo video.

Logics - Progression (Videos)

Progression 1:

Progression is a video about Logics and The Chapter/Alumni camp on their random experiences in Vegas. Some serious and seriously funny. The performances include the Dunk Xchange (Las Vegas) and Hard Line @Wasted Space w/ Deans List band. The video marks the progression and fun they did have admist of all the struggle of things that didn't go as planned. Enjoy
Hit the jump for #2

Mic Phenom - Suicide Note

If you're a follower of Grind Time then you should be familiar with the name Mic Phenom, you may have recently seen his battle with Kristylez out in Hawaii in which Mic pretty much demolished son to put it lightly... But to the point of this post, it isn't the kind of song you would expect to drop on Christmas day but homie had some stuff to get off his chest. Peep the download link after the jump.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - My Oh My!

Great tribute to an even greater person. RIP Dave Niehaus.
Dave Niehaus was not only the voice of the Seattle Mariners, he was the voice of my childhood. Some of my most prized memories, growing up as a kid, are accompanied with his voice narrating the moment. He was more than just another radio announcer. His on-air personality was so genuine, that you had a sense of who the man was and what he stood for, by simply listening to him call a game.

I understand that many people might not know Dave Niehaus. A large portion of my fan base either lives outside of the Northwest, are too young to have listened to him, or just not a fan of baseball. I get it. But I believe that as musicians, it’s our responsibility to pay homage to the people that made us who we are. For me, Niehaus was an imperative part of not only my upbringing, but of Seattle’s unique history and culture. From his signature “My oh my” catch phrase, to the heart and passion that exuded from the radio, his presence will be greatly missed in the Northwest. And for those of you outside of the area, hopefully you’ll listen and get a glimpse of not only a Town legend, but one of the greatest announcers to ever have ever called a game.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - My Oh My!

Big K.R.I.T. - Moon & Stars (Remix) Ft. Killa Kyleon & Curren$y (Official Video)

The MP3 just dropped a few days ago and already we have the visuals to it, featuring cameos by Bun B, Slim Thug & more. K.R.I.T.'s about to take the south over it's just a matter of when. Look for this on Johnny Shipes' GoodTalk V.9 dropping sometime today.

"Eye screwin your sister from a fifty foot distance" - Spitta

Big K.R.I.T. - Moon & Stars (Remix) Ft. Killa Kyleon & Curren$y

Smacked

Sorry EJ I had to do it lol...

Curren$y - Daze Of Thunder (Official Video)

Here goes the visuals for Spitta's 'Daze Of Thunder' set to be featured on his next mixtape Return to the Winners Circle.

Lockcity - Purple Palm Trees (Mixtape)

I'm a bit late on this post but here goes something new from Northwest local Lockcity.
Long time Upper-Left coast MC “Lockcity” aka. Leon Swanks has just finished and released his second solo project in just under a year.

This occasion is different from the return of the classy alias LeonSwanks. He sets the scene by entitling this release Purple Palm Trees and an extensive introduction track. Although LeonSwanks himself refers to the project as a mix-tape; the final product is much more parallel with an album. The entire tape effort is choreographed sound splash from the youthful, talented, budding super-producer KhrisPKream (one half of the production crew KreamTeam).

Right from the beginning Leon and Khris give you sounds of the ocean and playful drums to prepare you for a 60 min resort to the “Palms”. A majority of the tracklist keeps a lively, party appropriate bounce, coupled wit Leon’s monotone rap style and easy rolling cadence construction - great times. The verses themselves seem effortless in cahoots with the custom production, but they remain layered and complex if you listen closely.

There is a heavy motif - embodying luxury and craftsmanship. Definitely one to take on the road trip/vacation.
Download link after the jump.

Mistah Fab for Officials Vintage Seattle

While in town for a video shoot Mistah F.A.B. stopped by the Northwest's premier spot for vintage sports gear, Officials Vintage.
Alumni x Officials Vintage x Good Wood

Mistah F.A.B. x Emnace

Logics AKA Young Ghangas x Mistah F.A.B.

The homie Logics also landed a spot in DList magazine so he hit OV for a couple spread shots the day before

Elvis Freshley aka Eighty4 Fly

Logics x Eighty4 Fly x J.Pinder

Jay Kin - Sneakers and Video Games II

"Vancity's nicest" that is the title earned by Jay Kin, an artist representing Vancouver and Tokyo to his best ability. For those who aren't familiar with Jay, he's been in the game for a while now, although myself personally just found out about dude a few months ago. You can catch him sharing the stage with artists such as Pac Div, Lupe, and even Bun B most recently or even doing interviews on live Japanese television. He's currently getting ready to drop the folllow up to his Sneakers and Video Games project which you can download over at JayKinLive.com. In the meantime you can peep this first release off of the Sneakers and Video Games Bonus which will be dropping soon.

Hit the jump below to check out his "Shorty" video as well.

Big K.R.I.T. - Moon & Stars (Remix) Ft. Killa Kyleon & Curren$y

K.R.I.T., Kyleon & Spitta all on one track? Damn. Hip-Hop ain't dead it just took a couple shots. You can find this joint on Johnny Shipes GoodTalk V.9 dropping December 21st.

Stevie Crooks - VLNS NVR DIE II

The homie Stevie Crooks has been hard at work lately and is gearing up to drop his next project, The W.I.N.E (The World Is Not Enough) in early 2011. In the meantime you can check this joint out, and if you missed out then you can download VLNS NVR DIE pt. I here.

LOL

Peep Trey Songz just watchign shortys hair go up in flames hahaha.

Big Boi Speaks with HardKnockTV on new album, 3k, Outkast & more

I know there has been plans of a Andre 3000 solo album and a new Outkast album for a while now but it's always nice to hear it confirmed by the artist themselves.

Posse On Broadway Remix Ft. EvergreenOne, John Crown, Gazmo & Fice

Four of the Northwest's best recently got together to create their own rendition of Sir Mix-a-Lot's classic, and ended up with a classic of their own. Download link after the jump.

Logics x Fabolous 12/12 Recap

Another weekend past and another trip down to Oregon, this time for the Fabolous & Logics show at the Oregon Convention Center. Fabolous almost didn't perform due to some venue issues but thankfully the guy was in a good mood that night and still came out to rock the place for the fans. All in all the night was good, filled with good music and good people. Hit the jump below for more pictures from the weekend.

XV - The Flying V (Official Video)

Here are the visuals for XV's single off of his Vizzy Zone mixtape which you can download over at Dat Piff for free.

DefamNation Holiday 10 Now Available!

Be on the lookout for pt. 2 of their Holiday drop the first week of 2011.
Delivery 1 of the Winter|Holiday is now here, a lean but consistent collection. Including the anticipated 'Cutty Life' tee and a small run of accessories to keep your covert level high.
Hit up their webstore to cop yourself some gear.

Grynch x Sol - All I Wanna Do (Prod. Jester)

The homie Sol let this joint loose a couple days ago so my bad for the lateness. According to Sol he's been trying to get Grynch to drop this since late August, the time finally came and coincidentally happened to be on Solzilla's Birthday. So if you didn't get to wish him a Happy Birthday be sure to download this and give it a listen.

Stalley - Hercules (Official Video)

Here go the first visuals off of Stalley's Lincoln Way Heights project dropping soon.

Stalley - Hercules (Prod. Rashad Thomas)

Curren$y x Big Boi collab in the works?

We can only hope so!

Stussy Seattle 1 Year Anniversary Series

Hard to believe it's already been a year since the Stussy Chapter store moved into the 206, actually it's been a little over a year but who's counting? Well anyways, Stussy has prepared a a limited edition series of t-shirts that will release at the shop this Saturday.

1108 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 324-2003

Hit the jump for more pics.

Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon (Trailer)

I can't wait for this. Dark Side of the Moon will hit theaters everywhere July 1st, 2011.

Urban Meyer steps down as Florida Football coach

Funny this happens just days after Tebow's head coach Josh McDaniels was relieved of his duties out in Denver...I was hoping for Cowher in Denver next season but being the Florida fan that I am I also wouldn't be against hiring Meyer.

Smokers Club Tour West Coast Trip Seattle/Portland

So this past weekend the Northwest was lucky enough to host two of the stops on the Smokers Club Tour, a lineup consisting of three arguable headlining acts including Curren$y, Nipsey Hu$$le, & Dom Kennedy. Fiend, Cornerboy P, Smoke DZA & even Strong Arm Steady were in attendance. I was lucky enough to go to both the Seattle & Portland shows at Neumos and the Roseland Theater respectively thanks to the homie Logics. Not only that but I was also able to get some dope shots from both shows as well as some extras from my stop in Oregon.

Cornerboy P & Fiend

Smoke DZA

Nipsey Hu$$le

Curren$y & Dom Kennedy

Spaceman, Logics & Louis V.

Logics & DZA

Dom Kennedy

Jets Foo

Couple of Jet Lifers lol

While I was in Portland for the day I also got to stop by one of the more doper boutiques that I've been too. They go by the name of Compound, and I honestly couldn't think of a better name for this place than that. Upon entry of the place you immediately see a showcase full of rare sneakers including a couple of crazy Sole Collector & Nike collabs that most people will never even get to see in person.

Sole Collector x Nike Air Penny 2

Sole Collector x Nike Air Max Trainer 1

When I said that Compound was a perfect name for this place I wasn't lying, not only do they have a nice selection of gear as well as a pretty wide selection of collectible toys there but just up the staircase you will find yourself an art gallery with lots of dope pieces and some crazy lil gadgets.

Logics x Compound