Daily Archives: November 19, 2012
As the A$AP crew continues to MOB throughout the world, Rocky stopped in ATL to speak with “Mr. Thanksgiving,” DJ Drama in which the two touched on a lot of topics. In this interview, Young Flacko spoke on his hit single “Fuckin’ Problem” and how it came together with all of the Club Paradise Tour buddies which visuals have already been shot.
They go on to talk about media mixing up his words about Kanye West & Lil’ Wayne as well as the infamous MTV VMA grab ass with RiRi. They conclude with speaking on Rocky’s long-awaited debut studio album “LongLiveA$AP” which we can presumably expect to see in the top of the year.
OS REWIND: A$AP Rocky Has Now Been Added To Rihanna’s “Diamonds” World Tour
OS REWIND: Fat Joe – Yellow Tape (feat. DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky & French Montana) [Music Video]
For the game of the week and the final game of week 11, the San Francisco 49ers travel to Chicago to play the Bears in an important game for both teams to court home-field advantage and a potential first round bye, with the NFL playoffs quietly creeping up. Here we a battle of the NFL top two defenses in the league, as both teams are coming off embarrassing week 10 efforts. The Bears lost to the Texans where they had only one red zone appearance with 4 turnovers, as their QB Jay Cutler would leave the game with a concussion. Veteran backup QB, Jason Campbell has been tapped to fill in the Cutler void, but the Bears will need all the offensive help they can get facing this 49ers defense.
The 49ers are fresh from their overtime game against division rival St. Louis Rams which ended in a tie, causing them to not gain any ground in the record standings in the NFL. A win last week could’ve had them tied with the Bears at 7-2 all, but they must now fight to make up ground for a “pointless” game. The Bears are in trouble too, in their own division, as the Green Bay Packers are only a half-game behind them in the loss columns winning five consecutive as Minnesota is staring in their rear-view mirror at 6-4 also.
Some key match-ups to lookout for tonight will be J’Marcus Webb trying to stop Aldon Smith from getting to the QB along with Major Wright covering Vernon Davis. Both teams should be good on the defensive end as the game will come down to the efforts from both QB’s.
Behind the scenes here, we’re watching this game just strictly for entertainment purposes and Jason Campbell, who we always tune in for when he hits the field. We got Frisco by 10, but if the 49ers happen to lose and some fluke shit happens with Mr. “J.C.”; the 49ers need to re-evaluate their season.
Popular Cambridge-based streetwear boutique Concepts links up with Nike SB for a special Nike Dunk release. Concepts has always delivered some of the dopes sneaker collaborations, from working with New Balance to even doing a casual shoe collab with Clarks. Concept and Nike SB put together a limited Dunk Hi inspired by the 80′s classic film Porky, an all pink-suede upper with a gum-sole and royal strings.
Concepts x Nike SB “When Pigs Fly” Dunk Hi will be available November 23rd (Black Friday) exclusively at Concepts. Check out more detailed images below.
The homie P-I-Double-L sends this track over exclusively “Waiting On Me” to cater to the streets as we still patiently wait on his highly anticipated upcoming mixtape Over the Counter Drugs. Enjoy this track from the ATLien as an appetizer to hold us over to OD on his next music project when it touches these streets. This beat is fucking bananas!
Last week, Trips -N- Slim of Square Off held a private listening session at Stadium Red Studio in Harlem for their new mixtape The Preface. In the footage above they play a couple of tracks from the project, one being their recently released track “Dom P & Cigars,” also the tapes intro by legendary skit narrator Pain in Da Ass, mostly known for his intros and skits on early Roc-A-Fella albums.
During the listening session Cory Gunz stopped by to show his support of the duos project, then moments later Trips, Slim and Cory Gunz are asked to step out to the next door studio room where they are greeted by Just Blaze who said he heard a few of their records as he passed by and liked what he was hearing and proceeded to tell them stories about a mutual acquaintance.
Trips -N- Slim’s The Preface is set to drop December 12th.
After giving us The Weeknd sampled “Know Betta,” Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J are back with another miscellaneous collaboration for the fans to eat up and ride out to. This shit is going hard and fits well as a bonus from Cabin Fever 2. Considering TGOD has been on tour for a good part of the Fall, we can only imagine how more of these tracks they have on deck. A Wiz x Uncle Juice project would sound lovely right now.
That’s why we smoke it and buy the bar until it’s …..gone.
For the last leak from Fashawn’s Champagne & Styrofoam Cups mixtape, the Grizzly City native travels to the clouds with Wiz Khalifa as they both speak on their favorite herb. Both are Dr. Greenthumbs, so you can assume why the track is called “Medicine Man.”
Produced by DJ Dahi.
OS REWIND: Fashawn – Diamonds & Girls (feat. K-Young) [Music Video]
Ice Berg’s been in studio grinding heavily he’s one of the newest members of the MMG camp. In this release, he gives the streets an updated version of “I Ain’t Got No Time” which we saw the original featured on his last mixtape Strictly 4 The Streets 3: Live House Life. Listen as Ice Berg scoops up the biggest bawse Ricky Rozay with these two 305 natives tell us they on the paper chase to stack them got damn hunids as the ratchets have to understand this.
OS REWIND: Ice Berg – Coulda Been Freestyle [Music Video]
San Francisco-based brands Benny Gold and Diamond Supply link up for the 2012 Holiday season to bring us a limited capsule collection showing some hometown love. The two brands give us a T-shirt,crewneck and snapback, in two colorways, black and Tiffany blue, and also Navy and gold. The Benny Gold x Diamond Supply (Capsule Collection) is available now over at the San Franciso Benny Gold flagship location and also the online shop. Check out more detailed images of the collection below.
In an unusual combination, Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA teams up with Dr. Christopher Emdin of Columbia University to create a ground-breaking new scheme for teaching science in classrooms. The two, who met on Neil deGrasse Tyson’s radio show, have joined forces to include hip-hop in studies to help appeal to a variety of different people. This came off the back of a conversation over the lack of attention shown to the subject by African-American and Latino students, which make up 70% of New York’s field of pupils.
“A hip-hop cypher is the perfect pedagogical moment, where someone’s at the helm of a conversation, and then one person stops and another picks up. There’s equal turns at talking. When somebody has a great line, the whole audience makes a ‘whoo,’ which is positive reinforcement. All of those things that are happening in the hip-hop cypher are what should happen in an ideal classroom.” – Dr. Christopher Emdin
Another key point about the project is the appeal of written or perfomed rhymes instead of typical test papers. GZA has revealed that his favourite lyrics will be showcased on Rap Genius to be explained to the masses. The whole concept is set get underway in the first quarter of 2013.
As Kid Ink readies his next project “Rocket Ship Shawty” dropping November 21st, he hits the street off with a sample of the mixtape for “OG.” In this record he puts on his hood in true Cali fashion how our cuzzo’s out here do it with the best OG in the world as he gets Young Chop on the beat for another heater here. Enjoy this sampler as we can expect Rocket Ship Shawty this Wednesday to touch the internet(s) in a major way!
OS REWIND: Cris Cab – What Can’t We Do (Remix) (feat. Kid Ink)
OS REWIND: Chris Webby – Wait A Minute (feat. Kid Ink & Bun B) [Music Video]
Prodigy touches on a sensitive issue about addiction in his latest cut produced by Illatracks. It appears the duo have been working together for some time now and after the jump you can check the studio footage for the record. P’s latest project The Bumpy Johnson Album is available now.
Soccer star David Beckham has been known as one of the top fashion influences in sports, always displaying his very unique sense of style. For the Winter season, Beckham has teamed up with popular Swedish fashion brand H&M to bring us the David Beckham Bodywear Collection. The Bodywear Collection features a variety of lightweight under garments, tank-tops, boxers, long-johns, and pajamas.
In the video above, watch as Beckham gives us some insight on his personal H&M collection, while shooting some photo’s for the Holiday campaign. David lets us know what went behind the design process, and also his inspiration behind the collection.
Mike G drops a new single titled “Seasons” on the low, which features a good friend of his who goes by the name of Speak!. It’s safe to say that Mike doesn’t flood the Internet with content every week, but the music he does give out is always worth the wait after giving us plenty of time to fully absorb his previous release. Expect to hear a track next week to carry on his weekly series of MikeGMondays, after listening to today’s gift handled by FriscoTSC on the production.