19 August 2009

Kevin Garnett x Chelsea FC x Bodega

Following the highly anticipated US Tour of the English Premier League’s Chelsea Football Club to the US for “friendly” matches in summer 2009, one loyal, yet unexpected, fan’s enthusiasm has spurred the creation of a limited-edition shoe to celebrate the camaraderie of sport.

Long standing Chelsea FC fan, NBA All-Star Kevin Garnett was the inspiration behind the new CFC- themed adidas TS Commander LT. This limited edition shoe incorporates an iconic royal blue and white split suede upper, a laser etched soccer ball pattern on the midsole and CFC yellow accents, including the team’s traditional lion’s crest, embossed on the tongue.

Boston-based Bodega will offer an exclusive CFC tribute package consisting of the TS Commander LT x Kevin Garnett x Chelsea FC, a Celsea x FC Bodega team scarf and CFC replica jersey featuring Garnett’s name and number on the back. The package will be sold exclusively at Bodega for $275 starting August 29th.

The sneaker will also be released in other stores in the US, but only starting November 1rst.

Take a detailed look at the package after the jump.

via High Snobiety.

18 August 2009

DJ A-Trak Spins @ the Do Over


A-trak is a beast-- one of the most complete DJs in the world. He can do it all from club shit, to electro, to house, to trance, to old school. Definitely gotta respect the skill.

P.S. Peep the brunette in the green tank top in the background. Get at me.

17 August 2009

Lightning Bolt!

This young man never ceases to amaze me. A year to the day when he set the world record at the Olympics in Beijing, China, Usain "Lightning" Bolt does it again. He ran 100 meters in 9.58 seconds... into a headwind. This guy is a freak. There are no other words to describe him. For him, running really fast is an innate ability. No performance enhancing drugs either. It is my understanding that track and field athletes get tested frequently-- I'm talking before and after races, random testing multiple times each week, etc. So it would be almost impossible to get away with it. What's next for the kid? He should be getting a call from the producers of Entourage pretty soon I think.

16 August 2009

New: Wale - Sweetie

Apple juice kid on the beat. This song's got that bounce-- that African rhythmic influence. I kinda want to bust out the Coming to America tribal dance when this song is playingg You know, when Prince Akeem is presented with his queen to be-- arms flailing, legs moving, hips gyrating. Gotta love late 80s, early 90s Eddie Murphy. But I digress. I wonder if this is a sample of what Attention:Deficit is going to sound like. If so, I think it's an interesting approach. If he can manage to balance the go go drums with the B'more club pace and infuse some new sounds like what I'm hearing on this track I think he has the potential to garner some serious success. Check the link below to get it.

Download: Wale - Sweetie

10 August 2009

Today's Playlist

1. Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff - Summertime
2. Pharrell - Frontin' (featuring Jay-z)
3. Camp Lo - Luchini (This Is It)
4. G-Unit - Wanna Get To Know Ya (featuring Joe)
4. Black Eyed Peas - Party All the Time
6. LMFAO - Scream My Name
7. Pitbull - Shut It Down (featuring Logan DeGaulle)
8. Mike Posner - Evil Woman
9. Ocean's 7 - Vegas Baby
10. Pac Div - Mayor
11. Wiz - I Hate College (Remix)
12. The-Dream - Put It Down
13. Mos Def - Umi Says
14. Kev Brown - Albany

06 August 2009

I Hate the Radio

Today something happened to me that has never happened to me before. While I was listening to my iPod on shuffle mode I heard "Best I Ever Had" by Drake and literally got nauseous and even experienced a brief bout of anxiety. It was such a bizarre feeling that I immediately ripped out my earphones and had to take a moment to compose myself.

"Best I Ever Had" was a good song. Key word, was. Past tense. It was a good song until radio killed it. Now you say it: [Insert any song playing on the radio right now] was a good song until radio killed it. Write it on the board 500 times.

I think I might have to retire that song (and my songs like it) from my iTunes before I shove Q-tips so far in my ears that I subsequently develop an inner ear problem that causes me to walk like a retarded pimp. Seriously. How many times have you been listening to the radio and a certain song comes on and you immediately hit the next five presets only to hear the same song you loath and other annoying songs like it? So you either reach for the iPod or press the CD button.

Why do radio stations feel the need to beat songs to death like that? Why? Who wants to hear "Fire Burning" by Sean Kingston or "I Know You Want Me" by Pitbull two-to-three times an hour? I'd much rather get a colonoscopy (no homo). Surely there must be more than 10 songs out right now. I don't think Kiss 108 or Jam'n 94.5 know that. Do they think playing the same 10 songs over and over again gains listeners? Hello, this isn't Abercrombie & Fitch, where they loop the same songs every hour on the hour without fail. Why not be a more progressive and I dunno... play new music. GASP! It's not hard. There are thousands of music blogs out there churning out good music that should be heard. Would it kill radio stations to expand their playlists to 75 songs? I mean it's kind of rediculous to hear "Love Game" by Lady GaGa on Jam'n 94.5, switch over to Kiss 108 and hear the same damn song.

And that's something else that bothers me-- why is Jam'n playing Lady GaGa? Isn't Jam'n Boston's #1 for HIP HOP and R&B? Not electro-pop. Not Lady GaGa. That's about as hip hop as Julia Stiles in Save the Last Dance. Sorry, Jam'n 94.5. YOU FAIL. You do not pass GO. You do not collect $200. What next? Adding MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Gavin Degraw, and Taylor Swift to their 10 song rotation? I wouldn't be surprised...

04 August 2009

The Diplomats - Dipset Anthem/ I Really Mean It

Remember when Roc-a-fella had the hip hop game in a choke hold and everybody was throwing up their dynasty diamonds and jockin' Dipset? I do.

By the beginning of the millennium Jay-Z and Dame Dash had laid the foundation for what would become an unstoppable force. The Roc-a-fella Records lineup of talented artists was the murder's row of hip hop. Everything coming from their camp moved millions, if not hundreds of thousands of units-- Come Home With Me went 2x Platinum, while Diplomatic Immunity sold 1.2M. And if you weren't buying their music, you were wearing pink because Cam made it cool to do so. Remember the pink Range Rover and matching pink outfit: fur coat, hat, Timb's and all? Was that really only 7 years ago? Time flies I guess. Anyways, check out the video and click the links below to download.

03 August 2009

New: Gucci Mane Featuring Plies - Wasted

I heard this song in Laced Boston while I was shopping for some kicks this past weekend. Gucci and Plies go hard on this track. Gucci is on his grind and his buzz is growing by the minute. OJ Da Juiceman just jumped on the beat for the remix. Check the link to hear what the buzz is all about.

Battle: Rone vs. Prophit

Pay close attention! Rone is problem. This kid goes in and gets at Prophit hardd. Two punchlines that just kill: 1. the line about "you people" in the first round, and 2. the last two bars-- "and if you can't, it's OK we won't hold you to nothin// I'm just saying, if you were a prophet you would have know this was comin." The "you people" line had me gasping for breath because I was laughing so hard. And the last two bars were just cold as hell. Wrap. Definitely looking forward to hearing more from Rone, who is reppin Penn State.