Sean Price – Figure More ft. Illa Ghee

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Another posthumous visual from Sean Price has surfaced entitled “Figure More.” There is reason to believe this was one of the last videos he ever shot. Check it out above.

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Urban Arts Showcase #11

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Celebrate the Original Elements of HipHop: Elevated Scott to Host 11?Urban Arts Showcase Pop Up and Photo BoothA two day event showcasing fundamental elements of HipHop in one of Brooklyn’s hottest studios!

Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY­? The Urban Arts Showcase Pop Up and Photo Booth is now in its 11th ?event hosted by Elevated Scott. Sponsored by Spanish Fly Detroit, Black Crown Lyfe, Gentlem3ns Club Clothing, Honor and Able, 90 Elm, Life Capsule, Round Table and His & Hers Vintage, it is a two day event (September 12­13) that will take place during the New York Fashion Week at Forgotten Works studio in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

Featuring the original 5 key elements of Hiphop (Bboying, MCing, Graffiti, DJing and Knowledge), “Urban Arts Showcase Pop Up and Photo Booth” will celebrate the movement called HipHop that has now become a worldwide phenomenon. The heart and drive of the event are the pop­up shop, art installation and photo shoot that will take place inside an eclectic and creative 1200 SF studio in DUMBO, Brooklyn. With 16 ft ceilings and huge windows under the Manhattan bridge and a location that is steps to the east river waterfront and skyline views of lower Manhattan, this is indeed the best location to­date. There is a wide selection of sets, props and furniture ­ including two carousel horses, an antique barber chair, vintage lamps, and several retro furniture pieces.
It is a collaborative effort that will rekindle the flame of the Hip Hop movement!
Urban Arts Showcase Pop Up and Photo Booth is a Free Event, and those who are willing to become a part of this event can do so by registering.

 

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Flight Club Now Offers Financing for New Kicks

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Flight Club is now offering financing options for up to a year. Leaders in the consignment game, paying for these pricey kicks has always been an issue especially with younger consumers as prices can go up into the thousands. Much like buying other pricey items such as cars, houses or jewelry, you’re now able to finance goods from a credit company as long as you agree to pay it all back, with interest. Partnering with AFFIRM, Flight Club kicks such as the ”Fragment” Air Jordan 1 is at $123.01 USD a month, while the Nike Air MAG is at $702.90 a month. Enjoy your purchase immediately, with no hidden fees. Provide some basic information and get instant approval to split your purchase (up to $10,000) into 3, 6, or 12 monthly payments with rates from 10-30% APR. Just select Pay with AFFIRM at checkout.

How the Timberland Boot Became an Icon of Hip-Hop Style

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Timberland’s 6? Work Boots – known as Style #10061 to the brand’s employees or by their street monicker “Timbs” – have come a long way since their release in 1973. Originally designed as a hard-wearing boot for New England construction workers, the six-inch high waterproof nubuck shoe has become synonymous with hip-hop style, appearing on the feet – and in the songs – of everyone from Notorious B.I.G. to Kanye West.

 

The story behind the brand’s popularity in hip-hop circles is a strange one; Timberland never intended for their boots to be worn by rappers, and found the association so far removed from their blue-collar roots that they at first tried to distance themselves from their new-found “urban” audience. But like so many brands who found popularity in places they didn’t know existed – Converse, Dr. Martens and Vans, to name a few – the subculture association has become such a large part of the brand’s identity that today that it’s hard to imagine them without it.

 

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In the early ’90s, when Timberland was serving its core customer base of blue-collar workers – who adored the brand’s boots for their hard-as-nails construction and superior waterproofing – the company noticed a strange thing happening in New York City. The Big Apple’s hustlers, rappers and scoundrels, miles away from Timberland’s rural heartland and oblivious to the brand’s blue-collar reputation, had become obsessed with their boots.

As consumer journalist Rob Walker reports in his book Buying In, “the legend goes that the first ‘urban’ buyers of Timberland boots were New York drug dealers – guys who had to stand on the street all night and needed the best possible footwear to keep them warm and dry.” Ever keen to enhance their hustler credentials, the city’s rappers followed suit, and soon the boot was everywhere; on Tupac’s feet, in Biggie’s lyrics, on Wu-Tang’s feet and in Mobb Deep’s artwork. Rap magazine Vibe reported that “everyone from thugs to step teams were stalking, walking in their six-inch construction boot,” as they “stood up beautifully to urban elements like concrete, barbed wire, and broken glass.”

As a brand priding itself on its rugged, salt-of-the-earth roots, Timberland actively tried to distance itself from this new-found street cred. Timberland’s CEO Jeffrey Swartz (and grandson of the company’s founder Nathan Swarz) told The New York Times in the early ’90s that “If you want to buy us and you are not our target customer, we don’t have a point of distribution that speaks to your lifestyle.” That didn’t deter any of the boots’ fans though, as trekking to backwater New England towns to cop Timbs became part of the experience; a pilgrimage of sorts.

 

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Of course, things are a little different today. Timberland, realizing that there was nothing it could do to deter a demographic hell-bent on appropriating the brand’s boots for themselves, soon embraced the hip-hop association. The brand has since hooked up countless rap artists with boots (like the ones worn by OutKat’s Big Boi on the cover of Speakerboxxx), expanded their collections to include more ‘urban’ oriented product (pink Timbs, anyone?) and collaborated with tons of streetwear brands; including SupremeBlack ScaleRonnie FiegBillionaire Boys ClubStussy and many more.

Shop the latest gear from Timberland here.

 

 

Kendrick Lamar Aims To Unify Gangs With His New Reebok Ventilator

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By Maria-Karmina

Kendrick Lamar has used his first sneaker with Reebok in hopes of bringing unity between the two biggest gangs in his hometown: the Bloods and the Crips. After almost a year after his announcement of a collab. with Reebok — Compton, California’s beloved Kendrick Lamar has finally come out with sneakers called theKendrick Lamar x Reebok Ventilator, with a message advocating peace between gangs.

The design of the sneaker is off-white in palate, featuring words “red” on the heel of the right shoe and “blue” on the heel of the left. In deeper detail, his name “Kendrick Lamar” and his famous group of brother’s that make up “TDE” — both inscribed on the front of the tongue and the word and “neutral” in bold font on the inside.

The meaning of the colors of red and blue are to signify a call for peace between the Bloods and the Crips, the two respective colors of the
opposing gangs in Los Angeles. This is not the first time Kendrick Lamar has advocated this type of message. In his cover art for his song ‘i‘, released back in September, the rapper showed two rival gang members dressed in red and blue forming hearts with their hands.

In speaking on the album cover art back in a September 2014 interview, K. Dot said:

Where I’m from, there’s a lot of gang culture and things like that, so instead of throwing on up gang signs, which we used to, I put a Blood and I put a Crip together and we’re throwing up hearts. Sparking the idea of some type of change through music or through me because I go back to the city now and people give me the honor and respect that, you know, this kid can change a little bit something different that’s been going on in the community.

 

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Artist Spotlight: LdC1

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Byron B. Hudson, born Aug. 21, 1980 is an inspiring music artist/producer out of Houston, TX whom goes by the name of “LdC1” As a child he has always had a very strong passion for music. Upon years and years of creating in finding his own voice in this now huge music industry, He has always been told that his sound was different which he took as a great compliment because as an artist he aims to be unique in his own special way. If LdC1 was to try to describe his style/sound of his numerous productions he states he truly wouldn’t know where to begin, because in all honesty he loves and take influences from all genres of music and a multitude of various artist. As a lyricist LdC1 only speak of things he’s been thru within his own life growing up & being from a single parent home which involved a lot of hard struggles. LdC1 is one artist who’s not in it for the $$$, He’s in this to be inspirational to other upcoming artist with a message of… “it’s never too late to pursue your dreams.” Music is rooted within his heart and it always will be. So as LdC1 continue to grow he hopes the many life lessons within his lyrics helps and inspires others.

 

Pharrell Performs New Song “Freedom” at Glastonbury [Video]

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A few weeks ago we got a small taste of Pharrell’s new song “Freedom,” and today the official show footage was released where he performed it live in England for Glastonbury 2015. “Freedom” is this year’s “Happy.” Check it out above.

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Nike Records $30.6bn Revenue for Fiscal 2015

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Sportswear leviathan Nike’s reports for fiscal year 2015 are in, and unsurprisingly the brand has made an absolutely colossal amount of money. NKE INC (That’s Nike’s corporation, which includes Converse and Hurley) recorded a $30.6bn revenue – up 10% from previous years – while the Nike brand itself made a total of $28.7bn, up 14%. Nike’s “Demand Creation” (i.e. marketing) budget was a whopping $3.2bn – higher than the GDPs of some small third world countries, and industry expert Matt Powell estimates that the brand sold 350 million pairs of shoes this year. That’s 1.09 pairs of Nikes for every person in the United States.

 

Given how corporations of Nike’s size strive to add just 1% to their bottom line, a 10% increase in revenue across the board is an insanely strong result

New Music: Ms. Lauryn Hill – “I’ve Got Life” [Audio]

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Lauryn Hill drops off a new track where she provides bars over a Nina Simone’s original ‘I’ve Got Life’.

Conscious NYC Park Tour 2015

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New York City is inhabited with individuals of all ages and cultures. There are people living out their lives to the best of their ability with what their community has to offer. Our goal with this event is to allow the opportunity for the youth of our fellow citizens, in a community effort, to display their artistic talents. As well to generate funds for shelters in the Bronx housing the homeless and disabled. The tour consists of multiple events that will feature displays of art such as, Music, Poetry, Fashion, Illustrative Art, Photography and videography from various artists. All events will be donation based with a minimum of $5 to gain entry into the event. Those who contribute $10 dollars or more to the cause will receive a complementary gift bag for their generosity. Food and Beverages will be provided for to create a hospitable environment for all those who attend the event. The first event of Conscious NYC tour will take place on June 20th 2015 from the hours of 4:00PM to 11:00PM in Target’s sponsored park, located on 1025 Anderson Ave Bronx NY. In the opening segment of the event, there will be paintings and photography showcased by the contributing local artists. There will be live mural and body painting accompanied by music throughout the duration of the event. As well local vendors will be participating in the event showing casing and selling their goods (Apparel, Jewelry, Accessories) with a percentage of the earnings to be added to the donation pool. Performances will commence at 6:00PM with a spoken word and poetry segment, followed by a brief message from our sponsors expressing their involvement and contribution for the event. As well to express the importance of being educated on civil rights to properly exercise the proper course of action with any lawful encounters. It is in this effort that we express such enlightenment to avoid any violation or misunderstanding of civil rights in correspondence to state and city laws. Musical performances by various local contributing artists will commence at 8:00PM. The genres will include but is not limited to Hip-Hop, R&B, and Rock to provide a musical experience catering to all musical preference. By emphasizing on the youth of New York City, it allows the opportunity for the children, teenagers and young adults to contribute to their local community with new ideas through the expression of art to create a more positive environment. As well to serve as a reminder that with equality and unity of minds, the quality of life is based solely on the collective effort applied can shape a society where all dreams are fulfilled against all odds. Providing an outlet for all those ready to contribute to the nourishment and growth of New York City.