Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Deonte Bridges is just one of several Atlanta Public School graduates who had a story behind his years of hard work. Bridges, valedictorian for Booker T. Washington High's Senior Academy, truly captured the essence of his challenges in his graduation speech at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. Atlanta's Public Schools' Department of Learning Technologies was there to capture the moment in dramatic fashion.

Bridges ability to overcome deep adversity speaks volumes to what one can accomplish with focus and determination. While Deonte faced sorrow, poverty and violence, he did not let his circumstances determine his future; he molded it himself. Whether it was staying up late to study, going against the social pressures of his peers, or sacrificing bits of his popularity, Deonte did what was necessary in order for him to succeed and progress. As a result, Deonte is now a recipient of more than one million dollars worth of scholarships. Deonte's reality is one which is unparalleled by most, and with plans to attend the University of Georgia on a full scholarship, this extraordinary individual reminds us that ANYTHING is possible.

Although today we highlight a young man who has accomplished what many would consider "impossible" or "unrealistic" given his situation, it is imperative for us to be reminded that the same principles which led Deonte to reach his goals can be exercised by ANYONE. Whether it is academia, music, art or athletics, any goal can be reached if an individual believes it for his or her self and does what is necessary in order to get there. Deonte's work ethic reminds us all that a dream will remain a dream until the necessary steps are taken to make it a REALITY. With that said, go out today and create YOUR FUTURE. No one can stop you from making history for yourself, BUT yourself. Stay focused and you will one day BE EXACTLY where you want to be...

Dom Kennedy "1997" Live in Cleveland

From last Thursday. Shout out to Broken Chainz Ent.

Mac Miller & Termanology – Paid In Full 2010 Freestyle

Following his recent appearance on Statik’s Showoff Radio on the eve of the release of his K.I.D.S. mixtape, Mac Miller visited the Showoff studio last night to lay some bars for a 1982 bonus and they decided to drop this freestyle in the mean time.

Rick Ross – Teflon Don Vlog “Rozay Everyday”

Curren$y – Twistin Stank (Hard In The Paint)

Monday, August 16, 2010

adidas Originals by Originals Jeremy Scott JS License Plate

The adidas Originals by Originals Jeremy Scott JS License Plate is arriving at retailers this week. In addition to the blue, white and silver New York model we showed you before, there’s also a clean white and gold that pays tribute to the “24k gold state” of California. Sneakersnstuff has stock in both colorways.

Clae Fall/Winter 2010 Releases – Kennedy & Ellington

First releases from the Clae Fall/Winter 2010 collection are arriving at retail. The Kennedy receives a tasteful indigo denim/chambray and gum-sole treatment, while the accompanying Ellington is seen in brown suede with a thin all-red sole. You can scoop these up at Wish ATL.

Band of Outsider for Sperry Top-Sider Fall/Winter 2010

First pieces from the Band of Outsider for Sperry Top-Siders Fall/Winter 2010 Footwear Collection have been released. Among the releases are new interesting variations of the classic boat shoe, the slip-on loafer and the mid cut boat shoe. Band Of Outsiders once again introduces some unusual materials and premium materials to the brand, ranging from wool, corduroy to fur. The shoes are now already available from Surrender.

G-Shock GLS-5600 Reflex Dial Series

The Reflex Dial Series from G-Shock comprises three 5600 watches outfitted with a speckled “opal” dial. This new application offers a novel appearance that can be seen across white, purple and black gloss bodies. Available August 2010 in Japan.

adidas Originals by Originals Jeremy Scott Fall/Winter 2010 Penguin Sneaker

Always up for a surprise, Jeremy Scott presents as part of his new adidas Originals by Originals Fall/Winter 2010 Collection the above Penguin sneaker. Inspired by the tuxedo, the sneaker replicates the shirt, bow ties and colors of the evening outfit. The upper is made of mesh, leather and patent leather.

Puma by Hussein Chalayan Motus Chukka Fall/Winter 2010

The new Puma by Hussein Chalayan Collection for Fall/Winter 2010 is getting into stores. Here we give you a detailed look at the new Motus Chukka for the season. The mid top sneaker comes in butter soft suede with leather lining and only very subtle branding. The new brown and navy colorways have gotten in at Soto Berlin (storeguide).

Game – Cherry Kool-Aid

Mac Miller – K.I.D.S. (Mixtape)

Q Da Kid – The Moment

Rick Ross Talks “Maybach Music 3″