Monday, November 30, 2009

Favourite Music Videos Of 2009?

Holla, JandJers.

I decided to compile a list of some my favourite music videos of 2009, just for y'all! Most of them I really enjoyed because they reflected the music really well, were crafted with an obvious passion, and/or featured Hova fading on Lebron. What up.

I know that I left a few out, so I just chose the first six off the top of my head. Some others that deserve spots are Major Lazer's Pon De Floor, Charlotte Gainsbourg's Heaven Can Wait, and Chalie Boy's I Look Good.

Check 'em out, below:

Girls' Lust For Life (Director: Aaron Brown)

HEALTH's Die Slow (Director: John Famiglietti)

Jay-Z's D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune) (Director: Anthony Mandler)

N.A.S.A.'s A Volta (Director: Logan)

Matt And Kim's Lessons Learned (Directors: Taylor Cohen and Otto Arsenault)

Modest Mouse's King Rat (Directors: Heath Ledger and The Masses)

Wavves' No Hope Kids (Director: Pete Ohs)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Poster goes on sale Monday

Jeff Green takes Dan Gadzuric (who??) to school. Oh, and he got fouled.

Levar Allen x Money to Blow

One of my favourite new acts at the moment, Torontonian Levar Allen, comes nicely with his "No money" verse on "Money to Blow". Check out my past post here for his Facebook info and his acoustic version of "Empire State of Mind" (Toronto-style)
She's asking/Can you get these Gucci frames for me/But the best that I can do/Is burn a Gucci Mane cd

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Call it Blakroc; call it Dame Dash's ressurection; call it what you want, it's damn good! Blakroc is the new collaborative project between Ohio rock duo The Black Keys and 11 urban music artists (including Q-Tip, Jim Jones and RZA). Their self-titled album came out yesterday (to coincide with Black Friday in the States) and is probably in the top 3 CDs I've heard this year.

The project came to be when Damon Dash, co-founder of the now defunct Roc-A-Fella records, started listening to the Black Keys and wanted to meet them in person. At the time, he was working on a project with rapper Jim Jones and set up a recording session for Jones and the Keys to experiment with each other. While recording, Mos Def walked in and he must have liked what he saw because he's featured on two tracks. After that, Dash started inviting other artists to come record and voila, the record was made in only 11 days.

All the backing tracks are performed by the Black Keys and ultimately, the fact that they sound exactly as they would had they been recording one of their own CDs is kind of cool. But more impressive is the fact that Dash picked skilled diverse rappers who effectively spit heat over pure rock tracks. This is pretty much what Linkin Park and Jay-Z wanted to do...

Also, rumour is album #2 is on the way; but for now, check out the album's trailer below and download "On The Vista" featuring Mos Def here

Excerpts of Hope

31 years ago yesterday, Harvey Milk was assassinated by a former colleague. Luckily for the billions of people of all sexual orientations around the world, his messages and ideas live on. Whether you are straight, gay or otherwise, his words are powerful and stand for equality. He was a pioneer for the gay movement and equality in general and will continue to be remembered as such.

Sadly, this was the only video of his "Hope Speech" I could find, so please ignore the cheesy triumphant march music in the background.

Rinze Van Brug x Oumlil

New York-based photographer Rinze Van Brug hooked up with Moroccan clothing designer Hisham Oumlil to shoot Oumlil's Fall/Winter collection. A few things immediately come to mind when looking at the collection: clean, precisely cut and (most importantly) wearable. These coats are gorgeous (my favourite is the purple-patterned one) even though I'd look like a dwarf under the bulk of it.

"The goal was to unite the tradition of old world tailoring with a progressive aesthetic, so as to elevate men's fashion to a level where design and craft are of equal importance," says the website. Objective achieved.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Sorry I had to

Here at J&J, we are non-political, all-loving but I was checking out the Drake part in DJ Khaled's "Fed Up" video and wham! I catch a glimpse of Drake rocking a Chai necklace so I took a screenshot to share with the world. I'll definitely post the video when it comes out seeing as it features pretty much half of all current rappers worth listening to.

And excuse the tag but that's the only video available right now. And excuse Khaled's fat head; however I have no justification for why his face was anywhere near Drizzy's nipple

Red Bull BC One Finals video

As promised a little while back, here's the video of the final round of the 2009 Red Bull BC One in New York City. Lilou took down Cloud by a final count of 3-2, becoming the first two-time champion in the competition's short history. Some interesting things to note: 1) the LEGENDARY KRS-One was the MC (see link for all the wicked stuff he's done for hip-hop); 2) Lilou's t-shirt reads: "I'm Muslim, Don't Panik"; 3) Either Lilou is ridiculously short or the lady who brings him the belt at the end came straight from the Amazon.

In terms of the battle, I didn't think either B-boy was particularly exceptional. Lilou was too show-y and didn't dance enough whereas at times it seemed that all Cloud could do was dance and his movements on the ground were inconsequential to his routine. That's just my opinion though and your comments are always welcome. Also, skip the first minute of the video unless you want to see two of the world's best B-boys fake argue about which one should go in first

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Haaaave you met Naomie?

Naomie Harris, where have you been all my life? I went to go see Ninja Assassin tonight (which was surprisingly enjoyable) and I couldn't get enough of this woman. She's been in some fairly-popular movies before but I guess never in a role worth talking about (or at least that's how I justify to myself the fact that I have no idea who she is). Her acting was nothing special but she's pretty, like really pretty, so I've got no beef.

IMDB Profile here and some sort of Gallery here. I think the fact that I found this means I need something else to focus on...


Via my father

Fresh Cool Young Lu

Lupe Fiasco's new (very short) mixtape Enemy of the State: A Love Story has been online for exactly 1 hour and 2 minutes but we love you all so much that we already have it for your listening pleasure. Personally, I haven't heard it yet; that's my plan for the bus ride tomorrow. Let's be honest though, it's probably great. Expect another mixtape in December and hopefully a full-length album sometime in the first half of 2010

Download here

Via: You Heard That New

Nice jacket Japan; can we have one too?

I wish North Face had a retail outlet in the GTA. Their stuff is so nice (which always seems to take second-place to the practicability of a piece of clothing - something that NF apparel is as well). On that note, I present to you The North Face GTX Climb Light Insulation Jacket. The checker pattern in the blue/green colourway is a very nice change from the usual monochromatic black that made NF jackets popular. Also, the fact that it's only lightly insulated probably means it won't look like you're hiding a small child spread evenly around your body aka it wont be overly bulky. However, that doesn't mean you'll be cold, and with the way the winter's been going so far, this jacket might even be good for use come December. Finally, if you look closely, there are also huge diagonal side pockets to keep all the random stuff you'll "need", but seeing as you're a man, don't have a purse to carry it in. So as I said, fashionable and practical.

Sadly, it's only available in Japan (again), but on the other hand, this prevents me from blowing around 600 bucks.

Via Hypebeast

Give me a break is right

Kobe Bryant, I hate everything about you. You are unreal and not in the cool way. This shot doesn't even make sense.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

American Apparel x Sesame Street

AA recently hooked up with Sesame Street to create some cool new "sheer jerseys", aka lightweight t-shirts, to celebrate the show's 40th anniversary. There are 4 tees in the collection, and 3 of them are available in multiple colours. The slim-fitting shirts all feature original drawings (which may explain why Cookie Monster is eating apples) and are available right in time for the holidays. Oh and these shirts are unisex (as is most AA stuff), so ladies feel free to grab these for the men in your life and one for yourselves as well.

Talking With Tucker Max At The Annex Wreckroom

I recently sat down with Tucker Max to speak with him about his new film and other topics while he was in T.O. for a press screening. Check out the full, uncut interview at my blog. I would post it here, but with our current layout, we don't have the capability of doing "after the jumps".

T-dot State of Mind

I saw the video for Kiss 92.5's "T-dot State of Mind" today. I think it's a pretty cheesy video but the camera work's not too bad and they really hit all the spots in the city. Check it out here

But what I really wanted to hype is a MUCH better video I saw sometime earlier in the fall. I did some searching and thankfully I found it because it definitely deserves an AcrossTheProvince blast. It's Levar Allen's acoustic T.O.-inspired version of "Empire State of Mind", and frankly kicks Kiss' butt. This guy is a solid musician and just needs to clean up a rhyme here and there and then boom! watch out. Check some more of his videos on his Facebook page in the link above.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A bold statement

Freshjive, an L.A.-based clothing company, is set to release a powerful T-shirt depicting Barack Obama's popular "Hope" picture as though it's being washed off the page. The tee is called "Hope is Fading Fast" and I think it represents what a lot of people are thinking: What has Obama actually done for the U.S. (and the world for that matter) since he was inaugurated back in January? While Obama has definitely made good head starts in bridging ties between the U.S. and other parts of the world (particularly in the Middle East), he has made very few substantive policy changes. Is this point-of-view partly a cause of the world having such high expectations for him? Without a doubt. But that doesn't take anything away from the point.

Check out the t-shirt below. And for an interesting view on current issues around the world, check out Freshjive's "The World's Got Problems" blog.

Via Hypebeast

Tim Burton at MoMA

TIm Burton, the famous director of Edward Scissorhands and A Night Before Christmas (amongst other things) has a new exhibit of his drawings at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. Since you may not get there before the exhibition wraps up in January, check out this (surprisingly coherent) interview in which he explains what the exhibit entails, some of his influences and a collection of personal thoughts ranging from industry technology to adults to what keeps him grounded.

On a side note, the MoMA website is packed with wicked stuff and available here. Check it out if you're looking to spend a few minutes being mesmerized.

Oh and in case you've been living under a rock, Mr. Burton just finished cutting his new movie, Alice in Wonderland. I have to admit, the trailer doesn't do much for me but the real thing should provide the perfect mix between ridiculously good acting, insane colour patterns and talking cats that even sober, I'll still be hanging onto my seat.

Monday, November 23, 2009

RiRi's now Rated R

Today, Rihanna dropped her new album Rated R. I haven't heard all of it yet but from what I have heard, so far so good. She's grimy and raw; she's pretty much the good girl gone bad one album too late. (This album actually got a Parental Advisory warning.) It's definitely a cool new sound for the bombshell from Barbados and I'm looking forward to see where she takes it.

Check out Rockstar 101 featuring Slash of Guns N Roses fame and Hard featuring Young Jeezy


Thanks to some consistent prodding from a self-proclaimed blog fiend/my friend, I changed up the layout. I think this looks better. You?
Any comments are much appreciated. You know where to leave them.

Happy 20th Birthday Reebok Pump - Toronto style

I've been waiting on the pictures from this weekend's 20th Anniversary Reebok Pump launch party at Stolen Riches, and they surfaced yesterday. The sneaker shop was able to design it's own Toronto-inspired shoe as part of a collaboration between Reebok and local retailers around the world. I'm not particularly a fan of the Pump but I give Reebok a lot of credit because after 20 years, they've stayed true to themselves by sticking to the basic design and similar colour patterns.
As for the party, it kicked off with a midnight drop and DJ Kid Koala on the 1's and 2's, aka there is no way this party wasn't bumping.
Now if only I could get invited to these things so I can take my own pictures...but since I can't, check them out below

Shouts to 1LoveTO for the photos

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tik Tok/Skeet Skeet

By this point, you've probably heard of Ke$ha; she's the Diddy-backed Los Angeles native with that crazy addictive song "Tik Tok". It blew up the charts, going #1 in Canada and peaking at #10 south of the border. Also, the video is actually pretty jokes. This girl looks like a good time (if you like sloppy, crazy nights).

But the real reason I'm posting this is because although I secretly like the original version, I have no problem repping DJ Skeet Skeet's (amazing name) remix. Drop this in the club and you know everyone's gonna go wild.

Download here (right-click and the link to view your downloading options)

Diamond District: In The Ruff

Just got back from Montreal, I love that city.
Anyways back to the important stuff;

The best thing about hip-hop music is that there always seems to be a new artist who is killing it on par with the mainstream heavyweights. Just came across this album today and its the top notch debut from Diamond District: In the Ruff. Diamond District is a trio of rappers X.O. and YU and producer Oddisee. The production is probably the best I have heard all year. From the first song to the last, Oddisee spins classically inspired tracks with tight drum beats and sweet samples, while X.O. and YU are your typical lyrically rich 'East Coast' rappers (I hate that label but it paints the picture).

Hope you enjoy these tracks as much as I have.

Streets Won't Let Me Chill

Who I Be

Ending Soon: Anders Loves Maria

I read and stay up-to-date with a plethora of contemporary comics on the Internet, and one of my personal favourites is nearing its end, with less than ten pages left in the story. Rene Engström of Sweden's Anders Loves Maria is an incredibly earnest and human account of a relationship gone awry, with an eye and idea of how important the smallest aspects of life become when you're in love. Rene gives such grand scope to such a small part of human life that its difficult to not see the world stop for these two people.

I'll probably contact Rene shortly after the comic ends to try and get a few words with her, but in the mean time, I urge everyone to read the 300 or so pages that make up A<3m, the night that I discovered it, I read it until 4:30AM.

Anders Loves Maria

(Also, just as an aside, sure, Weezy is, most certainly, better than Jay at the moment, but Jay at his prime vs. Wayne at his prime would probably end with Jigga on top. And, brosephs, if having more #1 records than someone makes you a better artist than them, then maybe we could talk about how amazing fucking Meat Loaf is.)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Don't flap if you're not swimming

O man, two Twilight-related posts in a row, I'm losing my mind. Thankfully this isn't about the movie, but rather about one of its stars, Taylor Lautner.
So let me start by saying this: Gentlemen, hopefully every once in a while you will need to wear a dress shirt. If you know how to wear one that makes you look good, then great; if you don't, then let the star of "New Moon" show you. Essentially, if the shirt flaps over your pants when you tuck it in, it doesn't fit well. If you manage to tuck it in well but when you raise your hands and put them back down, the shirt is spills out, then it's not a good fit. The shirt should hug your body no matter how you hold your arms.

And if you're wondering how the hell you're supposed to afford these shirts, don't worry. I've found that H&M has the best cut shirts for a reasonable price (usually $40). American Apparels' are nice as well but a little more expensive ($50+). Shop around, you never know where you'll find a great deal.

By the way, dude's 17(!) and just packed on 30 pounds of muscle in order to play a convincing werewolf for the "New Moon" movie.

Check out the slides from GQ here

Am I going to actually have to see this New Moon movie just to keep up?

Trust me, I would only post about anything Twilight-related if it were super important. According to Entertainment Weekly, the second installment of the Twilight series "New Moon" made - wait for it - $72.7 MILLION yesterday alone! WHAT?!?! Are you kidding me? This easily (by about $10 million) smoked the old opening-day record set by "Batman: The Dark Knight" last year. Further qualifying this obscene money maker is the fact it opened in 343 fewer theatres than did The Dark Knight (which for the record, is one of my favourite movies ever).

I'm not running out to see this thing, but come on, these numbers are telling. And so far, the reviews have been mostly on the positive side. Is it possible that this movie isn't just for teenage girls?
Leave all your thoughts in the "comments" section - which I fixed by the way so now you shouldn't need an account to speak your mind

With files from Entertainment Weekly

Friday, November 20, 2009

Game Hova? - My final rebuttal and plea for Weezy

I hate to feel compelled to continue this challenge but there are some points that I feel obliged to contest from my good friend jonny and his case for the Jigga. I'd like to state before I continue that what Hova has done to the game and sport of rap is unquestionable, we are not talking about who has done more, or anything like that, cause J has been here longer, is a pimp, and bangs Beyonce Knowles at night.

This discussion is just straight up right now who is better, and Weezy right now is on-top of the game.

First and foremost both songs Jonny used to compare are the only tracks i'll mention, and they are both well... not the best stuff from these two heavy hitters non-the-less;

Mr. Carter - Lil' Wayne ft. Jay-Z - Tha Carter III :

Other than the line mentioned by Katesy in his post Wayne has these pieces of gold throughout;

"Blind eyes can look at me and see the truth/Wonder if stevie do"

"But I'm a leave it to God not b but even u/Cause I'm a murder Y kill O and even U"

Anyways the whole premise of this track is that J is passing on the game to Wayne hence the concluding line, and probably J's second best... "I took so much change from this rap game/It's your go"

I would like to mention that Wayne sings the hook and the outro for this song. Jay has one verse and most people do think this song is dope so i mean who is responsible for that sentiment? the 45 secs that J is on the track saying he is giving up the game to Wayne, or Weezy who sings the chorus, the outro, and 2 verses.

Jonny also argues that Wayne never mentions his hometown, difficult to make that case when he does so here (and does on like 75% of Weezy tracks)

"like I'm from Colli Park but I'm from Hollygrove" Hollygrove is Wayne's housing project in NO. Which makes a good segway into...

Hello Brooklyn - Jay-Z Ft Lil' Wayne - American Gangster

In Hello Brooklyn Wayne mentions New Orleans..."where Brooklyn at?... Have u seen her? and if she tell u somethin' u betta believe her she tol' me she like my New Orleans Demeanor and so I said goodbye Katrina"

Jonny also says that Wayne brings nothing to the track....? The dude sings the hook, and Jay wastes a dope song...If Wayne did the verses this could be a #1.

Lastly, here's Kanye's take on the game cited in 08 from Hip Hop DX - its Kanye bitching at MTV's list for top 10 MC of the decade.

He went on to give MTV his list of hottest MC's today. LOL he says Wayne is even better than himself, and we all know how much Kanye LOVES himself - no mention of Jigga PS.
· 1. Lil Wayne
· 2. Andre 3000
· 3. Kanye West
· 4. T.I.
· 5. Fabolous

Read what he says about Wayne to, 'Ye Slobberin on Wayne's knob circa 08'

I think we can be done with this chat now, the Jiggas got game no doubt, just Wayne's on his right now...Jonny stop living in the past :P

Blast off with N.A.S.A.

Looking to waste 5 minutes? I think we can help you out. N.A.S.A.'s new music video "Spacious Thoughts" (Feat. Kool Keith & Tom Waits) came out the other day and WOW! This video is just pure artistry. The colours are vibrant, the drawings are crisp and honestly, the video makes up for the fact that the song isn't great. It's definitely worth watching.

And click here to watch the video for my favourite N.A.S.A. song "Gifted"
Shouts to Wheeler for posting Spacious Thoughts on Kevin's wall

Adidas x Star Wars (??)

Yes, for the Spring/Summer season Adidas randomly chose to collab with Star Wars to release a new line of apparel and footwear. It all hits stores in January but only limited cropped photos have been released so far. Seeing as I don't want to give too much away, I'll only pass along one set.

And as bad ass as the Stormtroopers are, they don't stand a chance against Obi Wan Kenobi

Via: Hypebeast

Jigga man

For those who haven't been following, Josh claimed in an MSN convo that Lil Wayne is "the best rapper alive". I vehemently disagree and need look no further than my man Shaw Carter aka Jay-Z aka Hov. To prove my point let's do a quick analysis of their two latest collaborations: Mr. Carter and Hello Brooklyn
Looking at Mr. Carter, Weezy's best verse is probably: "I been in and out the bank bitch/While ya'll asshole niggas been on the same shit/I flush em and watch em go down the drain quick/Two words you neva hear WAYNE QUIT". Not too bad. Jay on the other hand comes with: "Show no mercy to the Murcielagos/Far from being the bastard that Marcy had fathered/Now my names being mentioned with the martyrs/The Biggies and the Pacs the Marleys and the Marcus'"
Neither was great but Jay has better flow on the track and at least he has a metaphor; Josh, do you know how Marcy is? That's his housing project in Brooklyn; put that place on the map boy!
Speaking of Brooklyn, Weezy's featured on Hello Brooklyn, a song about Jay's city. And really, when was the last time you even heard Wayne mention New Orleans? Anyways, back to the point, Wayne really brought nothing to this track. "She said, she got a man but he ain't worried/But baby I'm a have to rob him like Horry" Ok really?! Congrats Weezy, you shouted out Robery Horry. That's not an innovative play on words; that's lame. On the other hand, Jay at least has a point to his rhymes: "Brooklyn you crazy, look how you made me/Razor blades in my mouth walk around behaving/All demented black hoodies and Timberlanded/Always scheming you see the gleam on that Niggas pendant/Hello Brooklyn, you bad influence, look what you had me doin'/But I ain't mad at you look at my attitude"
And finally, my ultimate point is that in both of these songs, Wayne mentions Jay-Z in the same sentence as Tupac and Biggie, which is no small feat in itself.
So Josh, Lil Wayne may be more anticipated and be featured on the hottest songs, but know this: Weezy looks up to, and respects, Jay. After all, the guy has more #1 albums than anyone in the history of music!
And WOWOWOWOW I found this just before I posted; it may be a few years old, but the point remains the same.
Game HOVA!
P.s. My apologies for the language. We don't swear here on J&J and the words posted above are just quotes. Hope we didn't offend anyone

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A side of fries with that?

A video surfaced today that I felt was worth sharing with y'all. It's Wale and J. Cole freestyling at Denny's after one of their Jay-Z shows (they're part of his opening act but more on that in the upcoming week). I'm going to safely assume this vid was shot at at least 3 a.m. and all in all, very jokes rap. But for a legitimate song, download Beautiful Bliss featuring Cole and Toronto's own Melanie Fiona. This song appears on Wale's "Attention: Deficit" album, and is one of my favourites of the past little while.
Video via You Heard That New

A Variety of Penguins

When I was in Chicago last month, I stopped by the downtown Original Penguin store and picked up two T-shirts. I've always had a thing for Penguin clothing but because they don't have any Canadian stores (and for that matter, don't even ship to Canada), the availability is quite limited. So I was on their website earlier and was impressed by the surprising variety of tees with a simple Penguin logo done in so many different ways. My favourites are the Sin City Bird and Ombre Road. Definitely expect more Penguin hypes in the future.

Distressed Circle Logo

Sin City Bird

Plaid Circle Logo

Ombre Road

Clever Penguin

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

This post is dedicated to one Jonathan Kates

THIS is Weezy F Baby! I officially challenge you to find any track that Jay-Z out does Lil' Wayne on. And I just won that challenge cause it ain't happening.

The first track watch out, is your immortal big lipped god jigga and weezy rapping over a sweet mash up of Public Service Announcements bass line. The DJ used a weezy interview for the hook, yes he does speak musically too.

Watch Out - Jay-Z ft Lil' Wayne

Second is a suspected leaked track off Tha Carter 4, it's intense and i say suspected cause Wayne is known for leaking tracks, and putting out phony mixtapes as albums...the man just loves making money.

The songs called Mr. Mike Tyson Flow, enough said.

Mr. Mike Tyson Flow - Lil' Wayne

Lilou ftw!

Algerian/French bboy Lilou has won his 2nd Red Bull BC One in 6 years. He took down Cloud from the States to win tonight in NYC. They each went three rounds and Lilou won by a judge count of 3-2. He's actually one of my favourite bboys, ever since I saw him win his first BC One. Ill try to find the finals from this year but until I do, here's the video of when Lilou (the one wearing beige) won the first time.

I Like Puppets

Back in the summer during the NBA playoffs, Nike came out with a series of hilarious commercials that featured Kobe Bryant and Lebron James as puppets. Right after the Lakers won the NBA championship, Nike and Undefeated released a batch of t-shirts celebrating Kobe's fourth ring. Love the tees; still hate Kobe though.

Although in puppet form, Kobe seems a little more interesting than in real life. Here's the "Ring" commercial:

Via: Swag Syndicate

Speaking of New York...

Wow, it seems like one thing just keeps leading to the other. Today at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, the sixth annual Red Bull BC One competition starts. The Red Bull BC One a one-day competition of the 16 best breakdancers in the world. Last year went to Wing from South Korea after he took down Taisuke of Japan. Watch the final round from last year below (the action starts at 1:20 so I suggest skipping to there):

And on the topic of music...

50 Cent, who do you think you are?!?!?
Yesterday, Fiddy once again proclaimed himself the "King of New York" and ripped Jay-Z, saying that around the world he's just "Beyoncé's husband". Curtis, let me tell you something. Jay-Z has 11 number one albums. Count 'em, 11. At last count, you had 2 and your last album peaked at #2 on the Billboard Top 200. Yes yes, we know you just released an album (Before I Self-Destruct) this past Tuesday so we'll see how you do.
But so far 50, it's not looking so good; according to XXL magazine, Before I Self Destruct is projected to sell between 150,000 and 160,000 copies in the first week. How did Jay's latest do? In the first week, the Blueprint 3 sold about 476,000.
And even if numbers aren't your thing, let's get real. Jay-Z has better music and commands more respect in the industry (regardless of what the Game has to say). And, something we look for on this blog, Jay's got dope style and your outfit of choice is a doo-rag and a bullet-proof vest.
Via: You Heard That New


I've been waiting on this one to drop all week; the single's cover came out a few days ago but there was no link. This is the G.O.O.D. Music remix to Consequence's "Whatever You Want" with new verses from Common, Kid Cudi and Big Sean. G.O.O.D. Music is Kanye's record label and all of the artists on this track have released or are releasing albums under the label within the next year. Pretty much, that means there's tons of good music on the way; for now, enjoy this!
Shouts to Splash for this one. Link here.

Ladies Brand Blast: Married to the Mob

Ladies, I've been working hard to find something to post for you but I don't even know where to start (a little help in the comments section would be much appreciated). In the meantime, I stumbled across this. The brand is called Married to the Mob and they just rolled out their Holiday 2009 collection this past week. The premise of the brand, according to their website is this: "While there were tons of great street brands for guys, there was virtually no version for females" and thus MTTM was born.
For the Holiday collection, we see plenty of knits, thick materials and high heel boots. All this may seem unsurprising considering it IS cold winter, and you'd be right. The thing that really caught my eye with this collection was how they didn't back away from colour, even though the weather conditions may be less than sub-par. It seems that MTTM is really into patterns and they make sure that if you're wearing their clothing, you will get noticed. Weather = bad mood. Guys gawking at you in your stand out colours = good mood.
Via Hypebeast