Friday, May 28, 2010
"The Choice Is Yours" Mixtape hosted by Don Cannon and presented by Vitamin Water just dropped. It features Brisco, Nipsey Hussle, Mikey Rocks, Chip Tha Ripper, UM and Jadakiss. The theme is all about choices….you know, like the big choice LeBron James is about to make this summer."
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Oh yeah, and don't forget about the T.WAY + Joe Buys collaboration shirt to celebrate his new mixtape project release; available to purchase right NOW at shop.TWAYcollection.com
"Of course, BP cares about the fishing industry as well. Now, all tuna from the gulf coast comes pre-packaged in oil."
"Breaking (CNN): BP's top official upgrades impact of Gulf oil spill from "very modest" to "environmental catastrophe" -@AlyssaMilano
"So let me get this straight. In 1969 we landed on the moon. In 1997 we cloned a sheep. By 2000, most Americans had a cell phone, a computer and connection to the internet. In 2010 we have had oil gushing into our oceans for 40 days and we cant do a damn thing to fix it?" -Richard Ensley (Facebook)
[I did not make/alter this logo]
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Anyways, this video features Niels 'Shoe' Meulman, an internationally known artist, graphic designer, and art director from Amsterdam. This guy revolutionized the art of writing with Calligraffiti, an art form that fuses calligraphy and graffiti. Definitely an interesting mini-documentary. Watch, learn, and respect:
"In early March, towards the end of the regular season, Detroit Pistons strength and conditioning coach publicly criticized the Nike Hyperize for the team’s recent increase of ankle injuries. After that, he then banned the shoe from Pistons members. We don’t plan on seeing any Nike Hyperize Detroit Pistons PEs anytime soon thanks to his comments; however, we have spotted one of Tayshaun Prince’s Nike Basketball PEs.
The Nike Shox Vision was one of the only Nike Shox basketball sneakers worn this year. We spotted this sneaker on the feet of Tayshaun Prince and Orlando Magic small forward Vince Carter. As for Prince’s PEs, they seem to coincide perfectly with the Detroit Pistons ‘Home’ jerseys. White leather makes up the majority of the base, while red hints are spotted mainly on the heel and Shox unit. Minimal Nike branding is seen on the heel along with Prince’s jersey number, while a red-outlined, blue swoosh completes the upper. View additional photos below." -NiceKicks.com
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
For the next big music mixtape release info, my friends Souldub scheduled to FINALLY releasing their mixtape project, "Catchabuzz" next month - June 26. The group worked with platinum award-winning producer, Al Sutton on their single, "Ghetto Frank Sinatra." Very creative genre of music on this piece - definitely a good listen that I've had in rotation on my iTunes playlist for a few weeks now. Take a minute to preview their great work: www.darkreggae.com
Thursday, May 13, 2010
(5) Akin [1313 S Halsted Street, www.akinchicago.com]
(4) Leaders 1354 [672 N Wells Street, www.leaders1354.com]
(3) Succezz [1329 S Michigan Avenue]
(2) UpRise [1820 N Milwaukee Avenue, www.upriseskateboards.com]
(1) Saint Alfred [1531 N Milwaukee Avenue, www.stalfred.com]
I'm not sure if I completely agree with the order of the list, but I wouldn't be completely against his picks either. I would LOVE to see Barrio Bonito breaking into the top-5 in the future! That will certainly be a goal they will aim for once they are ready to launch the store and mission.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Sunday, May 09, 2010
To celebrate LeBron James' first NBA MVP award, T.Way freehand painted these original works of art for King James and presented them to him at his MVP award ceremony at LeBron's alma-mater: St. Vincent St. Mary (Akron, Ohio).
"First of all, what a crazy day. I was in Grand Rapids this morning and woke up at a decent time and went straight down to the office to begin work for the day. As I turned on SportsCenter, the breaking news came in that the NBA would be announcing the MVP award TODAY in Akron, Ohio. I was like, "Oh shoot!" I was planning on delivering the shoes tomorrow, but not today! Real quickly I contacted Uncle Wes to confirm all of this and find out the time of the press conference. Realizing it was at 4PM this afternoon in Akron, I flipped. I grabbed everything around me, threw it in the car and basically took off from Grand Rapids on the 5+ hour drive to Akron. I did not have time for coffee, breakfast, my scheduled hair cut, or even a shower. Not a good way to start the day!"
"I drove faster than I ever have and avoided cops entirely to make it to St. Vincent St. Mary's High School in Akron minutes before 4PM. The press conference was an amazing experience in itself as I was located right next to Ben Wallace and the entire Cavs team the whole time. After the conference Wes introduced me to LeBron and I presented the shoes to him - he loved 'em with a smile. Problem was my camera broke down right before that, so unfortunately no picture of me with LeBron and the sneakers! LeBron then set the shoes over by his MVP trophy and shook my hand with a big smile."