30 November 2009

Nike Dunk Hi Premium "DJ AM"

These Dunks are pretty dope. DJ AM was one of the best at what he did. Props to Nike for releasing this.

26 November 2009

Eric Koston x Nike SB Interview

I remember I had the original Koston 1's when I was heavy into skateboarding back in the day. Right now Nike SB is the squad.

Lupe Fiasco - Enemy of the State: A Love Story

If you read this blog, you know who Lupe Fiasco is. Well, he just released a mixtape. He's been gone for a little bit so it's nice to hear from Mr. 1st and 15th. Some new material, some recycled beats. Download it and smile. Check the link.

16 November 2009

San Francisco's People by Philip Bloom

Shot entirely on a Canon MKII with a 50mm F1.2 lens (our favorite lens by the way), British filmmaker Philip Bloom’s San Francisco’s People is the third in his People series. Not only does he capture human nature very effectively, but he does in stunning fashion. The colors are vivid, crisp and brilliant -surprisingly, they’re exactly how he is seeing them through the lens as there is no post-production done on the coloration. A magnificent way to spend 4 and a half minutes.

DJ A-Trak: Tour Stories

Remember this: the DJ is very important. A-Trak is a beast.

11 November 2009

Denim for Dummies

This is a great how-to buyer's guide for those in the market for new denim. Personally, I've experienced a wide array of denim: crappy Old Navy carpenter jeans, the classic GAP 5-pocket jean, baggy LRG's with tacky back pocket designs, ripped, torn and sandblasted Abercrombie & Fitch low-rise jeans, bootcut Diesel's, overpriced Seven's, slim J Brand's, uber euro G-Star Raw's, and of course, the good ol' American Levi's. So, I guess you can say that I've owned more pairs of jeans than the average heterosexual guy. From my experience with shopping for denim I have learned three essential rules for purchasing denim:

1. Buy jeans that actually fit. Jeans are potentially a multi-year investment. If you want a BMW 3-Series, why would you buy a Chevy Tahoe?

2. The simpler, the better. Bedazzled pockets and loud obnoxious stitching (True Religion) will have you waiting in line outside the club for a long time-- probably the whole night because that shit might have been cool 10 years ago in 6th grade. Simplicity, gentlemen. Simplicity.

3. If you aren't jumping up and down in excitement to buy the pair of jeans in your cart, then neatly fold them, put them back where you found them, and keep it moving. Never wear something you're blase about. Would you walk around with a girl on your arm who you think is just alright? Exactly. Get it together.

10 November 2009

New: Basement Jaxx featuring Lightspeed Champion - My Turn

This song is interestingly dope. My head just bobs naturally when I hear it. That's all. Watch the video then check the link to download.

Download: Basement Jaxx featuring Lightspeed Champion - My Turn

**UPDATE-- The RIAA has notified me that I have violated the Digital Millenium Copyright Act by posting the download link. So, I have to take it down. Enjoy the video clip.

04 November 2009

Wiz Khalifa, "Burn After Rolling"

Whoa. For the second day in a row Heartless Handshakes delivers to you yet another DOPE mixtape. If you haven't copped the new Chiddy Bang please do so immediately (it's free). Now, for Mr. Khalifa... I'm impressed. Considering he has an album coming out very soon, there is some certifiable, co-sign-everyday-of-the-week-and-twice-on-Sunday type songs on this mixtape-- dude flips the jacked beats surprisingly well (i.e. "Knock U Down). I mean if some of these songs are throwaway joints from the actual album, I'm beyond interested in what kind of heat he comes with on the official studio release. Download this now. That's All.

03 November 2009

Chiddy Bang, "The Swelly Express"

I know I'm a little late on the post but holy crap this is a SOLID mixtape. I cannot stress how well Chiddy Bang flipped this project. This is a must download in my opinion.

Long story short, Chiddy Bang is a duo of Philly kids, Chidera Anamege and Xaphoon Jones, from Drexel University. They built up a buzz around campus and have rocked shows across the country since. They have their own swag and produce a unique sound that is fun, playful, energy-packed, and has tons of cross-over potential. The beats and rhymes are definitely on point, and the skits make for an interesting and entertaining listen. One of the best mixtapes of 2009 for sure (PMA, Crooks & Castles, and OnSmash co-sign). Check the link to download.

01 November 2009

Miami Horror - Sometimes

Miami Horror is an interesting group with a unique 1970s, 1980s electro-pop style. They don't sound like anyone else out right now. Mike Posner jumped on the track and made his own version for his most recent mixtape "One Foot Out the Door." Check the links below to listen to both songs.