Daily Archives: December 13, 2012
Toronto Canada Spitter Drake’s label imprint, OVO (October’s Very Own) kicks off the newest season of their apparel merchandise collaborating with New York City-based boutique/brand , Nepenthes Purple Label. OVO and Nepenthes link up to bring us the ”No New Friends” collection, which is a ode to the record ”No New Friends,” rumored to be the single for Drizzy’s upcoming album. The collection features a range of “No New Friends” and logo branded shirts and hoodies, in a variety of colors.
OVO x Nepenthes Purple Label “No New Friends” Collection is available now over at the OVO online shop, and in-store at Nepenthes Purple Label. Check out more images below.
OS REWIND: Drake Inks OVO Label Deal With Warner Bros
Over the weekend H to the Izzo hosted and celebrated the release of D’USSE cognac at the widely popular LIV nightclub in Miami. Here’s a recap of what went down with special guest appearances from Queen B, The Dream, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Fabolous and more.
It’s been a while since we last heard a solo jam from the Brooklyn lyricist, but he brings our concerns to a rest with his admirable “The Quest(ion)” single. Fresh out of recording, ScienZe shows us what we’ve been missing as he gives us his wonderfully aligned vocals over sampled production from Lord Quest. While he provides new music for his long-term patient fans, a project titled Ella is also on the horizon – if it’s panned out to sound like this taster, then we’re in store for a treat. “Will I ever fall in love in my life?”, asks the rapper. We’ll leave that for you to answer.
After the much talked about debate of who he would sign for, the rapper from Atlanta has officially decided to put pen to paper to confirm a deal with Def Jam Recordings. Trinidad Jame$’ initial attraction quite clearly came off the back of his successful “All Gold Everything” single, which is currently nearing three million views on YouTube. The label’s president Joie Manda had this to say upon the announcement:
“We’re excited to welcome a young talent like Trinidad Jame$ to the Def Jam family. Def Jam prides itself as both a cornerstone of hip-hop’s rich tradition, and as a vital, forward-thinking label dedicated to breaking and nurturing emerging artists. Trinidad Jame$ represents the cutting-edge of what’s happening in the culture today. We are thrilled to have him at the label, and look forward to growing his already massive buzz.”
We’re excited to see what moves will be made in the near future, but the rumoured two million dollar deal should give Trinidad and Gold Gang Records what they need to put together their talent in the most effective way possible.
Check out rare footage of Quentin Tarantino dancing to his hit single after the jump.
Classic French lifestyle apparel brand, Lacoste takes the Polo game to another level with their new ” color-changing” polo Ad, where they give us a futuristic look into the fashion world. In the ad. we see a variety of Lacoste Polo’s that change, color, size, texture and style with just the swipe of a finger.
All pieces and designs seen in the Ad in the video above are all from Lacoste brand new Holiday 2012 collection, available over at the Lacoste online store.
LA Lakers at New York
Time: 8:00 PM (ET) | Tonight
It’s weird to think The Black Mamba coming to the mecca, Madison Square Garden, and playing the Knicks would be the second biggest story of a game, but tonight it is. While the Lakers have struggled with a below .500 record as they’re expected by most win, the Knicks have re-surged this year for the first time in nearly 14 years becoming a legit threat for the NBA Championship next June.
The MVP of the regular season thus far has been hands down Carmelo Anthony as this season his career’s taken a rebirth with the arrival mentor Jason Kidd to help guide him on and off the court into become a future champion. Like previously stated, the Lakers expect to win; but while the Knicks aren’t, Melo is looking to put his New York Knickerbockers on the NBA forefront tonight with a win against former coach Mike D’Antoni, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Tonight also marks the first time coach Mike D’Antoni returns back to the garden as we expect lots of pro-Melo supporters voicing their opinion against their former coach. Since his departure, the Knicks have only lost twice at MSG with Melo finally finding himself in the City. Carmelo has a lot to prove tonight especially against the biggest NBA franchise of all time, the Los Angeles Lakers and a win tonight could solidify his status as the MVP.
The Lakers can’t afford to lose their fourth straight falling to 9-14 with the top 6 teams in the Western Conference playing consistently good basketball as well as the imminent pending returns of both Dirk Nowitzki and Rick Rubio as their teams are at 7 and 8.
I expect Kobe Bryant to deliver another classic MSG performance he’s known for as his teams going to need him to put forth his best effort to avoid a 4-game skid. Even without superstars Amare, Gasol and Nash not playing; Melo and Kobe are enough to make this game enjoyable as all my fellow basketball heads out there should watch this game even if you’re fond in both of these teams.
OS REWIND: ESPN Conversation: Kobe Bryant
This year we’ve been proud to see the ATL lyrical one Killer Mike finally achieve critically acclaimed status with the release of his sixth studio album “R.A.P. Music” which received high praise from nearly every musical outlet publication across the world. More so, he even achieved 50 Best Albums of 2012 for Rolling Stone landing in at number 20 only behind “Life Is Good” and “good kid m.A.A.d city.”
In 2013, Killa Kill will be starting the year off right in proper fashion with a 21-city European Tour beginning in late January. Fans of the emcee across the Atlantic to expect to see him in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and more as you can check after the jump to view the complete list of dates.
Be sure to pick up Mike’s latest album “R.A.P. Music” in stores and iTunes right now if you haven’t done so.
Life+Times follows Aziz Ansari around on his latest Buried Alive! An Evening of Bewilderment & Disillusion tour for their latest episode of their On The Road series. As the cameras roll, Aziz talks about normal show routines, how he develops his material, and we watch him eat some of N.O.’s best Po’boy’s.
Pushing the emphasis of having fun with his art in music again, Wale connects with fellow Maybach Music Group cohort, French Montana to get “Back 2 Ballin’.” This is the first taste of his upcoming mixtape “Florian” which we can expect to see on December 24th in time for a last second stocking stuffer.
Enjoy this track from the two MMG’s bosses as we can look forward to more leaks over the next two weeks leading up to Wale’s upcoming mixtape.
Produced by Cheeze Beatz.
In light of the 30th anniversary of Nike’s iconic Air Force 1, the brand takes the AF1′s 30 year celebration to Brooklyn, New York’s Barclays Center for a special limited time Pivot Point pop-up shop. Nike brings a complete AF1′s inspired shop, which includes a variety of Nike products and a large range of some of our favorite classic AF1 models. The shop also offers appointments for shoppers to create their own custom personal AF1 bespoke.
The Nike Air Force 1 30th Anniversary Pivot Point Pop-Up Shop is open to the public now to December 23rd. Check out detailed images of the shop below.
Baseballs most prized player in this off-season’s free agency, the Los Angeles Angels have acquired free agent center-fielder Josh Hamilton to a five-year, $125 million dollar contract. This comes just days after their cross-town rival, the Los Angeles Dodgers added pitchers Zack Greinke and Ryu Hyun-jin increasing their team payroll to over $200M.
Already having Albert Pujols, only a year older than Hamilton approaching the back-end of his career, Angel’s management feels their time to bet big is now which is why they went out and got the former 2010 AL MVP, Hamilton.
This move instantly bolsters their hitting lineup with the one-two punch of Pulols and Hamilton along with bona fide sluggers in Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo making this one of the scariest line-ups pitchers can look forward to. Hamilton’s had off the field issues early in his career with substance abuse as most would say Hollywood’s not a good look for the 31-year old slugger, but now with age, growth and maturity; he’s went on to change his life around leaving the temptation all behind him.
The upcoming 2013 MLB Season is already shaping up to be a good one as we’re curious what else in store for these Winter meetings.
Game: God of War: Ascension
Release: March 12, 2013
Platforms: PlayStation 3
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: SCE Santa Monica Studio
2013, “The Year Of The PlayStation” will kick off with the release of their highly anticipated third person action-adventure exclusive “God of War: Ascension.” For the first time in the series, we’ll be able to control Kratos as the main protagonist as he’ll attempt to sever ties from with the God of War Ares. Ticked into murdering his wife and child, we’ll finally be taken into of Kratos in both combat and objective styled games.
Sony recently announced a multiplayer beta going live next month on January 8th as it’s currently taking open sign-ups. In the trailer above, enjoy the “Evil Ways” you’ll be doing next year on multiplayer for the first time in the series.
Click HERE to sign up for the beta now!
The duo of Naledge and Mic The Drums are back in action with their brand new single called “Ridin Clean”. Keeping their Chicago-inspired sound, Kidz In The Hall return after a long period of silence with the first taste from the new project. Keep an eye out for their forthcoming Wishful Thinking EP dropping at some point next year.
OS REWIND: Kidz In The Hall – Pour It Up (feat. Bun B) (Cinco De Mayo Mix) [Music Video]
OS REWIND: Kidz In The Hall – Won’t Remember Tonight (feat. Marsha Ambrosius & Anton Genius)
Iconic lifestyle footwear brand Converse CTS (Chuck Taylor Skate) brings us some new heat for the winter with their brand new Camo-Suede Collection. The collection features CON’s classic low-top All-star model, dressed up in a two choices of premium suede-camo, including dark colored woodland camouflage and light-shaded desert camo. Both sneakers come detailed with white sole and toe region, sticking to the All-Star format.
The Converse CTS Camo-Suede Collection will be available December 14th at select retailers worldwide, and also at Berlin’s FIRMAMENT online shop. Check out detailed images below.