Monthly Archives: October 2012
In promotion for his newly released debut album “Dreams & Nightmares”. Philly spitter Meek Mill stopped by 106 & park to chop it up about the project. Meek talks about what keeps him motivated, and believing in himself from jump. Meek also lets us know some of the advice a couple of his industry buddies gave him in preparation for the album release, and gives us the story behind the Dreams & Nightmares album cover.
OS REWIND: Decoded: Meek Mill “Use 2 Be”
OS REWIND: Meek Mill – Young & Gettin’ It (feat. Kirko Bangz) [Music Video]
New York City-based brand Mishka drops off the video lookbook for their upcoming Holiday line, displaying a few clean and vibrant heavy pieces. The brand put together a variety of dope, jackets, crew-necks, headwear and jeans (all very abstract), sticking to Mishka’s usual format. With “Hoodie Season” in full-effect, Mishka takes no days off, bringing in the Holidays with some fresh pieces for the Winter.
Watch araabMUZIK go ham on the MPC in the comfort of his own hotel room, in this Pitchfork Surveillance series, which documents everything live from security cameras.
In honor of Halloween, Sean Price pays tribute to the late Bob Ross who would’ve celebrated his 70th birthday on Monday. Sean brings his “WORLD,” the Brownsville section of Kings County to life on canvas so to speak as he shows his vision of his neighborhood from his apartment windows.
Check after the jump to watch the clip.
In the latest episode of his “Story Time” series with Grantland, retired NBA great Jalen Rose reminisces on a game at the Garden where his Pacers played the Patrick and the Knicks. During the game, Rose felt he wasn’t getting calls with Patrick Ewing playing overly aggressive on him with the last straw being on a play where he fell to the floor with Ewing proceeding to step over him.
While Ewing was doing this, Rose tried to prevent it by tripping him but failed in the efforts with Pat jumping on him. A few weeks later after defeating the Knicks in Indiana, both teams were flying out for away games as Jalen came across a package that was Patrick’s. He immediately went into it and came across Ewing’s TV and VCR and tells a funny story about how he’s had the TV-VCR combo for years. Watch the entire clip above.
Shout outs to the The Fab 5 and the Pacers team for being inspirations for us growing up.
Although legendary boot company Timberland has always been known for their urban influence, being seen on some of hip hop’s biggest names from past to present, the brand’s initial purpose of footwear was meant for outdoor performance, such as hiking and camping. The very fresh look of certain boot models caused fashion-head’s and the urban world to gravitate towards the brand, making Timberland still the #1 go-to boot in footwear. Timberland has not only lead the outdoor footwear boot-game for years, they have also always had the fashion-game in in the palm of their hands.
In the video above, Lifestyle blogger and tastemaker Marcus Troy links up with with Timberland for experiment that took a few of the internets top photographers and tastemakers through a Hiking experience. The group took a hike rocking the new “Timberland Scramble GT,” a very fashionable boot which combines the Stylish-look with the rugged outdoor performance look. The group gives their thoughts on boots and also their hiking experience.
Check out some images from The “Walk With Me” Experience below.
Chingy returns this Halloween with his newest mixtape “Chances Make Champions” with features from Lil Bit, Bred Gang, Brad Young, Chris Woodhouse, Solo & Ms. Kriss. Check after the jump for the complete 18-track tracklisting along with a download link.
Here’s an exclusive track from Future as he links up with fellow ATLien Pill for “Hell-N-Back” to serve as a treat for us on Halloween as we still patiently anticipate his upcoming mixtape “Berg Genesis.” Enjoy this banger as the two discuss stories about the past issues doing anything to survive in them ATL streets.
Produced by G. G. McGee & L. Gotti.
With today being Halloween, it’s we give take a trip down memory lane to one our favorite films of all time, Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Hands down the greatest music video of all time, this timeless 14-minute film was releases nearly 30 years ago and has been in everyone’s life since. With a budget of only $500,000, the video would go on to earn back 20 times the amount of the years.
Sit back and enjoy this video as the King and Ola Ray enjoy a date night with Mike revealing a secret only to his girlfriend as she will become witness to the Mike transforming into the werewolf and dancing with living dead on a full moon night. We hope everyone enjoys their Halloween tonight as well as your safety.
Rest In Paradise Michael Jackson.
Directed by John Landis.
OS Flashback: Babyface – When Can I See You
While we’re just shy of 3 weeks away from Rihanna’s upcoming “Unapologetic” album, Billboard announced earlier the singer will hitting the SNL stage on Nov. 10th for her fourth time as a musical guest. This comes right before the Barbados singer readies her 777 tour on Nov. 14th where she’ll perform 7 shows over 7 nights in 7 different countries for an HTC Corporation sponsored concert series.
Her upcoming album “Unapologetic” will be available for pre-order on iTunes next Tuesday, November 6th and will feature two limited edition deluxe editions the “Diamond Box” ($79.00) and the “Diamond Executive Platinum Box” ($250.00) available for pre-sale at RihannaNow.com.
OS REWIND: Rihanna “Diamonds” Video Shoot (BTS Photos)
OS REWIND: Check Out Rihanna’s Full November 2012 Spread For Vogue
OS REWIND: Rihanna – Diamonds
The opening game for the Brooklyn Nets vs. the New York Knicks might have been cancelled tonight, but that doesn’t mean fans won’t be representing for their team across the tri-state. To commemorate the new home for the Nets, Mick Boogie has teamed up with Adidas Originas, XXL and SLAM magazine for this 11-track project, featuring the likes of Busta Rhymes, MC Lyte, Talib Kweli, Skyzoo, Maffew Ragazino, Troy Ave, Nitty Scott MC and plenty of other Brooklynites that rep the borough right in 2012.
Tracklist and link after the jump.
If you peeped the site the past few days, we featured GrandeMarshall’s “Thuggin Shidd Pt. II” video soon after posting it. After giving his 800 mixtape a spin, Grande returns with this self-produced track “Girls (With Rhythm)” for all the new fans that he might have acquired in the past week. Something smooth like the track that got us hooked on his music.
Get familiar with the new Fools Gold Records signee. This one is TOUGH.
OS REWIND: GrandeMarshall – Thuggin Shidd Pt. II [Music Video]
9th Wonder & Murs releases “Funeral For A Killer” as the next single from their upcoming 5th studio album The Final Adventure. Expect visuals for this song to release this Friday as we can look forward to “The Final Adventure” on November 13th which has a only one sole feature from Rapsody.
The iTunes deluxe edition will include the original album and instrumentals along with two bonus tracks as it releases the same day as 9th Wonder’s collaboration album with Buckshot entitled “The Solution.”
A$AP Rocky sat down with HardknockTV to speak on a slew of topics, including how he’s grown and what the difference is from his LiveLoveA$AP mixtape to LongLiveA$AP album. He also talks about his single “Fuckin Problems,” how having both of his parents influenced him growing up, and why he hasn’t collaborated with Cam’ron yet, even though Dipset played such a big part of his musical tastes in his younger years.
In the newest XXLMag sponsored “Show N’ Off” series with Statik Selektah, the Chi-Town fast wordplay deliverer Twista stops by to drop a quick 16 in the booth.