Logics - Focus Ft. Geo

I heard this a few months ago and have been anxious for this release ever since, here is the second single off of Logics' Problematic set to drop February 14th featuring Adrian Sims and Geologic aka Prometheus Brown of the Blue Scholars. Artwork by yours truly.

Interchangeable Midsoles on the Air Jordan 2011

What you think? Smart idea? Or lame gimmick?

Stalley - SLAPP Ft. Rashad (Official Video)

The first time I heard Stalley was on Curren$y's Address and since then I've been following him closely waiting for each of his next releases. His upcoming project Lincoln Way Nights (Intelligent Trunk Music) drops February 9th, until then you can check out the first visuals from it directed by Coodie & Chike for Creative Control.

Talib kweli - Cold Rain Prod. Ski Beatz (Official Video)

Here are the visuals for Talib's single off of his Gutter Rainbows album which you can cop on iTunes this Tuesday.

A Quick Intermission: Stevie Crooks

Here is my brief conversation with the Villain himself, touching on topics such as his upcoming WINE project, the infamous Skimask & more...

M: Its almost been a year since we last talked, how've you been?
SC: Yeah its been a minute fam ,Im actually Excellent after diamonds&guns dropped i took a lil hiatus to watch things a few lil feat. here and there ..But me watching changed my whole perspective about how i should go about making music its alot of politics going on in hip-hop but only the strong will survive and honestly its quality over quantity & with so much bullshit dropping only a select few stick out. i plan on being one of those select few

M: Ok so where did the James Bond theme for 'The WINE' come from?
SC: The james bond theme was already a idea brewing in my brain for years i just wanted to make sure it would get the proper representation and backing for what i visioned 2011 seemed perfect for me to take charge and start creating As you know The W.I.N.E stands for The World Is Not Enough & through this conceptual album ill explain metaphorically what that means to me

M: If you could choose, which song off of 'The WINE' did you enjoy working on the most?
SC: Hmm thats a hard one as an artist we are hard on our own music ...But id have to go with "Tomorrow Never Dies" its Classic i don't want to give any detail about the song
& spoil it for the Fans but im sure when they tune in they will understand why

M: What can we expect from 'The WINE'?
SC: Adventure,Creativity ,Razor-Sharp Wordplay ,New Styles, Elegance ,Aggression ,Knowledge/Wisdom
& a Epic display of Production..[i even produced about 4 of the tracks] Its 007 its only right!

M: Last time around I asked you about your thoughts on the streetwear scene, how do you think it's changed in the past year, and if so for better or for worse?
SC: Sad to say ive strayed away a lil i still catch myself on hypebeast every once and awhile but id say now that im older the simple things catch me.. haha i feel like a old man saying this....but yeah Im in my murdered out Phase[black everything with a dashes of Red]

M: Are we ever going to see the Skimask again?
SC: Yo the mask is retired in a box collecting dust but you never know he may return with Vengeance

M: Did you have any New Year Resolutions?
SC: My new years resolution?...No Half Assing if there is something that needs to be done get it done this year NO DAYS OFF

M: Back to the music, are there any artists that you would like to work with that you haven't had a chance to already?
SC: Man its so many names of talented people id love to work with just to name a few..Stalley ,Cody b ware & the worlds fair fam ,MarzLovejoy,The homie Kris Kasanova,Kendrick lamar. even a heavy hitter like ROYCE da 59 .. its really about the Vibe ..that is key to making a great record with someone

M: What else do you have locked away in the vault for 2011?
SC: My vault is similar to Davy Jones Locker thats all im gonna say

M: For those who don't know, where can they peep some of your material out at?
SC: You can catch a villain on my official site//
My personal tumblr page//
and of course follow me on twitter//

M: Any last words? Shout outs?
& a Salute to My Black Rose Renegades ,Zeniro ,Desi,TaEast&Cairo,Mike morales,Philmao ,Clementco..salute to All my villains & Beautiful Women 7 of course to NW very own Mitch

And don't forget to peep the teaser video for The WINE here!

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Wings

Damn Mack & Ryan have been straight killing it lately! 'Wings' is the first track off the duo's upcoming album. I still need that poster...
Produced by Ryan Lewis
Chorus Written by Hollis Wear
Violin – Andrew Joslyn
Cello – Danah Olivetree
Piano by Noah Goldberg
Trumpet – Owuor Arunga
Bass – Zach Fleury
Vocals – Ray Dalton, Camila Recchi
Childrens Choir – Denny Middle School, West Seattle
“WINGS” photo by Jason Koenig (JKoePhoto.com)

Stevie Crooks - The WINE (Teaser Video)

Stevie just let loose this teaser video for his upcoming release The Wine, which drops February 18th.

Be on the lookout for my upcoming Q&A session with Stevie Crooks coming soon!

Sol - Kick It Wit Chu (Prod. Jacks Green)

This is pure dopeness, the homie Sol just let loose this new track produced by Portland's own Jacks Green. You can find this track among others on Jacks' Free EP Take Me Home.

Logics x DList Magazine

Seattle's own Logics aka Young Ghangas was recently featured in an article by Dlist Magazine. He touched on topics such as past shows, his love for fashion, his relationship with Wiz & Curren$y and more. Peep the article here, pages 30 & 31.

Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis - Irish Celebration (Official Video)

Here is the official video for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 'Irish Celebration' off of their VS. EP which you can download here if you haven't already. This almost makes me feel a little Irish myself lol.
Directed by Stephan Gray.

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa - That Good (Official Video)

Here's the official music video for Snoop & Wiz's single, be on the lookout for High School too, a full length film from the two stoners.

Logics - Proud 2 Be

Here is the first single off of Logics' Problematic project which will be available January 28th. Show some love to one of the Northwest's finest y'all. Be sure to follow Logics on Twitter as well @YoungGhangas.

Pac Div - Let Loose

Myself & Pac Div @ the Northwest Sneaker Expo 10/28
Here is a brand new joint from one of my favorite groups out today, the Cali trio known as Pac Div. It'd really be nice to see these fellas get a little more recognition this year...

LRG Spring 2011 (Video)

The fam over at Lifted Research Group really did their thing with this one. For their Spring collection LRG made their way up to the Pacific Northwest more specifically the San Juan Islands just off the coast of Washington. Featured in the video are LRG Skate/Snow team members Jack Curtin and Chris Grenier respectively, also seen is St. Louis Ram's Wide receiver Mardy Gilyard whom you may remember from his days at the University of Cincinnati. Super producer 9th Wonder makes an appearance as well, as do fellow music counterparts Aloe Blacc and The Kid Daytona. Get Lifted.

Nike ACG Air Max 90

Nike has really been trying to push their ACG line lately, and it looks like they're going to keep things rollin' into the new year. With the success of the ACG Air Max 1, Nike is looking for the same with the Air Max 90 instead this time around. Like ever 'All Climate Gear' sneaker the materials used are able to withstand the harshest weather conditions and nearly any outdoor activity you might find yourself doing. Look for these at your local Nike retailers sometime soon. Stay posted for more updates. Hit the jump for more pics.

Big Sean - Finally Famous Vol. 3 (Mixtape) [No DJ]

Yea it took nearly five months but it's here now, the Cannon-less version of Big Sean's third installment in his Finally Famous series. Tracklist & download after the jump.

Skillz - 2010 Rap Up

Although a day late, 2010 really isn't over until we get Skillz' annual Rap Up. He touches on topics such as the BP oil spill, Lil Wayne, Kat Stacks, Nicki Minaj, Nas, Kanye's takeover, he even mentions Angry Birds lmao.

Curren$y - Return To The Winner's Circle (Mixtape)

New year, new Spitta. What better way to kick off 2011 then by listening to some new Curren$y? Tracklist & download link after the jump. "11 tracks for 1.1.11"