Friday, May 28, 2010

Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty Artwork

Photography by Jonathan Mannion with art direction and Design byAlex Haldi. After the jump, behind the scenes from Jonathan Mannion’s shoot with Big Boi.

Lil Wayne - Da Da Da

Kanye West feat. Dwele - Power

It’s about damn time.

"Fuck SNL and the whole cast, tell ‘em Yeezy said they can kiss my whole ass/more specifically, they can kiss my asshole"

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Pill - Surroundings

Big Boi - The Road to Sir Lucious Left Foot Pt. 3 (The Road to Athens)

OAKLAND ISH:Mr.Smith-Get Wiggy Wit It (Official Video) 2010

"Mr. Smith" Born Jamel Smith Jan 6,1991 was raised Oakland, California. Mr. Smith was introduced to rap by his older brother Ju Black a Underground Legend in the business… In 1999 Mr. Smith walked on the scene and began performing in local talent shows showcasing his talent. Leveraging the teaching of his brother he began writing his own music and gaining respect among local artists. Mr. Smith takes a liking to Eminem and tells his stories though his music expressing his emotion and life experiences. 2010, Mr. Smith's current single is "Get Wiggy wit it" and is a hit.Check out the video!

Youth UpRising 5th Anniversary 2010 in East Oakland, Community Transformation, Youth Leadership


Undefeated x Kangol ECK-1 Cap

In a new collaboration, Undefeated got together with Kangol to work on the ECK-1 Cap. The cap comes in a navy colorway with white logo embroideries of both brands on the sides and the back. The cap will be released on May 29th at all Undefeated store and their online store.

Nike Air Max 95 OG “Lime”

End is taking pre-orders on a lime AM95 colorway. “Nike’s Air Max 95 needs no introduction, 15 years on from its introduction the famous runner is still as popular as ever – as long as the colourway is right, and in this case, it definitely is!” Shipping June 20, 2010. Place your order here.

Jordan Fall 2010 Footwear Collection

Complex breaks a first peek into the Jordan Fall 2010 lookbook. “…and the Jumpmen in Portland did not disappoint. From the clothes, to the retros, to this year’s lifestyle footwear collection, the brand has definitely taken a step forward. [...] keep your eyes peeled for the clothing to hit the ‘net later in the week. Get your release calendars ready.”
Styles include the Air Jordan 1 Retro High, Air Jordan 9 Retro, Air Jordan Alpha AJ1 Outdoor, AJF5, AJF12, Jeter Throwback, Accolades Premier, Air’s, Alpha Trunner, CP3 Tribute, Flight 9, V.2 Grown, One6One7, Phly Legend Low, Pre-game XT, Pro Strong, SC-1, Street Classic, Winterized Spizike and more.

Christian Louboutin Zebra Pack Fall/Winter 2010

New mens footwear from the Christian Louboutin Fall/Winter 2010 Collection. The French designer presents a zebra look on a desert boot silhouette, as well as their already iconic “Louis” slip-on with studs. Aside from the zebra pattern on horse hair, both shoes come with red accents. Look out for a release late this summer.

M.I.A. on Nas, Jay-Z & Kanye West

Complex quizzed their June/July cover girl M.I.A. about her thoughts on the current state of the rap game. What she had to say about Nas in regards to how Jay-Z is living is pretty interesting.
What do you like about hip-hop today?
M.I.A.: I think Kanye is trying to take it into a new realm and he’s sort of putting the artistry back into it and sort of taking it in that direction. I was having a conversation about Jay-Z and Nas and how it was really crazy how they were having this Nas vs. Jay-Z moment 10 years ago and no one really talks about it now.
You clearly haven’t been to!
M.I.A.: Jay became the biggest representation of rap music who’s still alive, started dating Beyoncé—everything was so much bigger and better with Jay-Z. I hope people don’t think that that wins. The fact that Nas didn’t become all this sort of stuff changes people’s perception about the music and the work he achieved in his lifetime. I don’t wanna say Jay-Z sold out, but I just feel like we have to wait another 10 years to see what happens. Jay-Z’s ambition was to become like Frank Sinatra, a household name all over the planet, and own a casino in Vegas and stuff like that. And I think Nas was really sticking to knowledge. I still think the biggest point about hip-hop is in there somewhere, what happens to those two artists.
Did you decline a tour with Kanye?
M.I.A.: Because I was pregnant. I know Kanye makes it out to be this big thing, like, “She dissed me when I asked her to do a song.” Then he was like, “Then you said no to me and my tour.” I was about to have a baby! But I love Kanye, I think he’s been super-consistent, everything he’s done has been good. I like his interaction with the media, too—he’s just him, and he’s living it.
Roffle @ Kanye wanting her to tour, despite her pregnancy.

Wiz Khalifa - The Kid Frankie

Lauryn Hill to Headline Rock The Bells 2010

URB just revealed that Lauryn Hill will be headlining the 2010 Rock The Bells tour. Not only is she headlining but she’s also going to be performing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in it’s entirety. Provided she can keep her shit together and she still has it in the voice department, I wouldn’t mind seeing that. But yeah, this has as much chance of being a  really amazing experience as it does flaming out in a spectacular clusterfuck.

Eminem - Recovery (Artwork)

Ludacris feat. Trey Songz - Sex Room

N*E*R*D’s Nothing Photoshoot

Rick Ross feat. Diddy - Albert Anastasia EP Intro


Here’s a preview of Nicki’s cover for VIBE’s June/July issue