Thursday, October 14, 2010

Vans x MadeMe

“A devoted Vans fan, designer and MadeMe impresario Erin Magee joins forces with Vans with this special release for Holiday 2010. For the Vans project, Erin’s design journey began by taking favorite images from vintage issues of INTERVIEW magazine and combining them with her own hand-painted artwork in collage form. Inspired by the late 80’s and early 90’s music, nightlife, art and fashion in NYC, Erin captures the essence of that time and blends it into two of Vans’ latest girls’ styles, the Camryn and the Wellesley.”

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Thank You For Listening (A Short Film About The Foreign Exchange)

Says Phonte:
Friends and Fam, 
To coincide with the release of our new album “Authenticity,” we hope you will enjoy the short film “Thank You For Listening;” shot and directed by Sandrine Orabona (videographer for Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’) and Anke Thommen.
This short piece sums up the story of +FE, as well as incorporating live show footage, candid interviews and behind the scenes footage of Phonte, Nicolay, YahZarah, and the rest of the +FE Music family. For anyone wanting to get hip to the music and story of The Foreign Exchange, this video is the perfect entry point. 
Thanks so much for your support. 

Consequence ft. Maino – Down This Road

tabi Bonney ft. Pusha T – "Make a Killin"

Off tabi’s album dropping November 23rd on iHipHop. Props to FADER

Polyester The Saint "Weekend Chicc" Feat.Dom Kennedy

CyHi Da Prynce on his Royal Flush mixtape

G.O.O.D Music’s latest signee CyHi Da Prynce talks to Decatur Danabout his new mixtape Royal Flush which drops October 14th.
‘We’re like super heros, we just got different powers’ says Cyhi in regards to his G.O.O.D. Music label-mates.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Neuvo Watches

Neuvo is a new microbrand conceived by Mike Giles (of furni), Aaron Daley and Daniel Julien, three good buddies with an inkling for design and all things digital. The first collection is called “prospector” and pays homage to a simpler time. Now available through

Stussy “Retrospective” Varsity Jacket

Stussy Japan continues to work with NEXUSVII on the “Retrospective” line, a special series of products focussing on the 30 year history of the brand. The new Retrospective Varsity Jacket comes in two colorways, featuring melton wool bodies and leather sleeves with a series of enhancements and details on the upper. The jacket will be released on October 16th. Via honeyee.

The Road to GLC’s Love, Life & Loyalty

GLC’s Love, Life & Loyalty is out today.

KR3W Footwear Jackson Holiday 2010

Finishing off the KR3W Holiday 2010 Footwear Collection is the Jackson. “Dress/casual upper combined with premium materials and minimal branding over a low-profile sole for a clean, slim look.” The sneaker comes in black suede, brown leather and grey canvas and will be available this week at select KR3W Retailers worldwide

La Roux ft. Kanye West – In For The Kill (Remix)

Quite possibly the most sampled song of the year. Kanye and La Roux shot the video to the remix last week and it should be out very soon.

Big Sean – Living Our Dreams (Memories)

Off the Finally Famous 3 mixtape, out now.

Shyne wants off of Def Jam

In an interesting turn of events, Shyne is apparently trying to leave the label that he signed to only 8 months ago and is already considering going to Cash Money Records:
“I’m definitely trying to get with Cash Money but the Def Jam thing is a question mark right now,” Shyne told SOHH. “I’ve been fixing to get up out of there for a while now because [Island Def Jam CEO] L.A. Reid don’t care about hip-hop. The people up there, they don’t know what they’re doing. When you don’t have a strong leader, where you gonna go? … They don’t care about hip-hop music. You give them a hip-hop record with an R&B singer, you “might” have a chance. They don’t care. You got The Roots, Ghostface, Nas, probably the best hip-hop roster you could imagine and they do nothing. L.A. Reid doesn’t want nothing to do with rappers — it’s nothing personal, I don’t have nothing personal with dude but he makes it known he doesn’t care about hip-hop. So I’m really interested in seeing who’s gonna replace him. Because I know he’s been replaced — so I wanna find out who’s gonna take his spot before I decide what I’m gonna do with Def Jam…The music that we make is responsible for pop, R&B, everything that’s jumping right now…”

He also told SOHH that he’s keeping all the music:
“They gotta care about [what we've done] the way Jimmy Iovine cares about that, the way Lyor Cohen cares about that,” Shyne added. “I’m definitely not gonna scrap everything I recorded. I put in so much, I’ve come so far. From the first record I did when I got out to the new records I’ve done while going to all these different countries, I ain’t scrapping nothing. I paid for that. I’m not signed to Def Jam anyway, I just need to find another distributor. I might just have Cash Money do everything. Who knows? That’s the beauty about being in the business for yourself. You can decide where you want to go and what you want to do.”

G5 The Jett "Million Air Mixtape" + Official Video for "Kush"


Monday, October 11, 2010

Drake Talks Working With 9th Wonder

Drake wants to make a #1 hit record with 9th Wonder in the upcoming documentary, The Wonder Year, on his not-yet-titled sophomore effort.