December 29, 2010

Interview: Sitdown With DJ Premier & Pete Rock



Legendary DJ/Producers Premier & Pete Rock breakdown the history of their respectable careers and shed light on working with artists such as Nas, The Notorious B.I.G, and many, many others. The almost hour long interview is a definite must watch as the two drop endless gems. Check it out!

December 02, 2010

Mood Music:



"You can't knock the hustle." - Jay-Z

November 30, 2010

Interview: Vado w/ TOFLO




I've been OT for a few days but I'm back like I never left. So with that said it's back to business! On a recent trip to Toronto UN/Dipset artist Vado took an opportunity to chop it up with TOFLO's Ro Shine. Harlems "Most Hated" shed light on his recent release "Slime Flu" and his dipset affiliation. Shout to the homie Jay Rome for making it happen. Check it out!

November 23, 2010

Quote Of The Day:

"We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.”


- Che Guavara

November 22, 2010

Pic: Just Another Day In The Office


 Shout to the team, Vado, and the  UN. We working Baby!!!!


Quote Of The Day:

"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely."


- Auguste Rodin

November 21, 2010

Mood Music:

Quote Of The Day:

"God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement."

-Marcus Garvey

November 18, 2010

Video: Sheek Louch Freestyle on True Stories Radio



Clip Up off Donnie G's latest produced by Toronto's own super team Soundsmith productions. Notty they just don't know.

Quote Of The Day:

"Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly."


-Langston Hughes

Video: Saigon + Just Blaze = Great



"The Greatest Story Never Told" February 2010

Video: The Phoenix (Selita Ebanks) Runaway Speed Painting

November 17, 2010

Interview: Jay-Z Talks ‘Decoded’ With CNN



Jay-z dons his businessman hat as he discusses his new book "Decoded" with CNN. The big homie still keeps it Brooklyn in a pair of classic timbs. "Decoded" in stores now.

Video: DJ Premier Interview w/ Al Lindstrom



Legendary producer DJ Premier sits down with Al Lindstrom and drops a few gems for all upcoming artists and producers.

Quote Of The Day:

“Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.”

- Coco Chanel

Flight School: Swizz Beats x Reebok Preview


Swizz Beats continues to keep constantly evolving. The producer/artist is not only painting on canvas, creating new designs for Jaguar, and steady pumping out new heaters for artists such as Nicki Minaj and Drake. He's now entered the footwear game with his latest venture.

Style Code: 2010 Holiday Look Book (Video)



In a matter of weeks I expect the city to be blanketed in snow so as we speak I'm constantly looking for appropriate wears. Clothing company 10 Deep gives us a peak of what's to come with its 2010 Holiday Look Book. The collection set to be released this week will be available online and at select retailers.

November 16, 2010

Interview: Lloyd Banks On YRB TV



The G-Unit soldier sits down with YRB to discuss a variety of topics from receiving praise from Kanye West to working with artists outside of his camp, and much more.

Quote Of The Day:

"The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude."


-Oprah Winfrey

November 15, 2010

Mood Music:

Video: Raekwon - Asun Jones



Off OB4CL2 the chef Raekwon pays homage to both fellow Wu brother O.D.B aka Asun Jones and late great producer Jay Dilla on this Dilla produced banger.

Video: Trailer - Sneakerpedia



ATTENTION ALL SNEAKERHEADS!

Now that I've got your attention I thought I'd let you know about an online sneaker database thats looks to change the game. Brought to you by Footlocker "Sneakerpedia" is a outlet  for heads who want show off their collections, find facts on releases, and connect with other sneakerheads world wide. Check out the trailer and for more info log on to Sneakerpedia.com

Quote Of The Day:

"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things."


-Leonardo da Vinci

November 14, 2010

Sunday Smoothie:

Flight School: Ladies Edition


Ladies!!!

Nothing is more attractive to the fellas than a woman with her shoe game correct. You got your heels, boots,and sandals on point but what's good with your sneakers ma!? NYC designer/director/blogger Vashie Kola was given the honours of being the first woman to create an official Air Jordan brand collaboration. Choosing the Air Jordan II the Violette x Jordan exclusive is a good look for all my fly girls.

Source: Creative Control

Video: Jay-z Announces Signing Jay Electronica to Roc Nation


Photo: SpecialKiran

After heating up the airwaves with the Just Blaze produced banger "Exhibit C" Jay Electronica has finally found a recording home with Jay-z's Roc Nation. The announcement made Friday by Roc Nation Founder/CEO Jay-z during a private event has got the internet going nuts! Hopefully we can see a release of new material in early 2011. I'm definitely curious to see how this turns out. Check out the video after the jump.

Quote Of The Day:

"Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too."

-Will Smith

Video: Dipset - "The Road to Reunion" Pt. 1



Here is a behind the scenes look of rehearsals for the long awaited Diplomats reunion. On November 26th, 2010 at NYC's famed Hammerstein Ballroom it all goes down!!! Expect a "Black Friday" you will never forget.

Video: Diesel presents "Only The Brave"



To promote the newest scent "Only The Brave" Diesel hand selected artists Big Sean, Donnis,Nipsey Hussle and Vado  to tell the story of their humble beginnings. Taking a tour through the cities of Atlanta, Detroit,Los Angeles and New York viewers are invited to see a more intimate look of how it all begun from the artists themselves. Check out Harlem's finest Vado as he breaks down what it means to be brave.

November 13, 2010

Mixtape: J.Cole - Friday Night Lights

Mood Music:



I'm back on my "Mood" ish and thought I'd start with the legendary Lord Finesse of D.I.T.C fame and his joint "Hip 2 Da Game" off his classic debut "The Awakening"

Quote Of The Day:

"What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate."

- Donald Trump

November 12, 2010

Style Code: Ralph Lauren – World’s First 4-Dimensional Experience



On November 10th, 2010 style icon Ralph Lauren created a visual of epic proportions to commemorate 10 years of online business. Lauren forever the innovator has been credited with seeing the potential of online retail far before his competitors. The event took place in his flagship stores located in London and New York. This video is by far the coolest thing I've seen in a minute.  Check it out!

Quote Of The Day:

"I'm always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning... Every day I find something creative to do with my life."


- Miles Davis

Video: Dom Kennedy - Locals Only


Off Dom Kennedy's latest project "From Westside, with love" Out now.

November 11, 2010

Video: Vado - Polo (Remix) Ft Young Dro



UN's Vado pays homage to "LO" heads everywhere with the assist from Young Dro on this banger off the new street album "Slime Flu" In stores now!

Homage: Remembrance Day


Today is Remembrance day so I encourage everyone to take a moment to remember our fallen soldiers. Though you are gone you will never be forgotten.

Quote Of The Day:

"If I am a cup maker, I'm interested in making the best cup I possibly can. My effort goes into that cup, not what people think about it."

- Denzel Washington

Video: A New York Minute Ep. 04 - Night Nurse



Part four of Arte TV's six part mini-series follows one-time Bad Boy artist G-Dep as he discusses his rise and fall from the fame back to the gritty streets of New York City. "Child Of The Ghetto" was my sh*t! Dep hold ya head my dude!

Source: Arte.TV

Documentary : LA Is My Playground



Oftentimes we see an artist "blow" and we don't know their whole story. "LA Is My Playground" is something I think every artist on the "come up" should watch. Check it out!

Snynopsis:

“LA is MY Playground” is a short film about the subculture of burgeoning LA Hip-Hop acts starring Nipsey Hu$$le, DOM Kennedy & Pac Div (with a special guest appearance by David Banner). The film captures a once in a lifetime experience of these artists on their rise to stardom. Each artist has a song in the film that directly relates to LA; Showtime-DOM Kennedy, The Mayor-Pac Div, Hometown-Nipsey Hu$$le, demonstrating different places in their career.

Trailer: Vado - Polo (Remix) Ft Young Dro




SLIIIIIIIIIIIME!!!!!

November 10, 2010

Quote Of The Day:


"I start a picture and I finish it. I don't think about art while I work. I try to think about life."

- Jean Michel Basquiat

Flight School : NikeTown London – World’s Largest Nike Store



Spanning 4 floors and covering roughly 42,000 square-foot NikeTown London is "The" World's Largest Nike Store. Road trip anyone?

NikeTown London 236 Oxford Street
|Map London W1C 1DE,
 England
TEL #: 020-7612-0800

Source: Freshnessmag

Documentary: “Journey of Mr. Rager”



 "Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr Rager" in stores now.

Source: Yardie

Late Pass: Tennille



With the constant influx of new artists I find there is quantity but quality is lacking. Sometimes there's just "too much" Every so often you come across an artist that exemplifies "originality." Case in point is Tennille.

November 09, 2010

Video: Terrace Martin feat. Murs, Bad Lucc & Lovey Jean – Expectations

From producer Terrace Martin & Devi Dev’s Here, My Dear EP.

Video: N*E*R*D – Life As A Fish



It's funny I just tweeted earlier about "Nothing"  The new N*E*R*D album "Nothing" in stores now.

Source: Billionaire Boys Club

Flight School: Air Jordan Retro III White Cement

Interview: MANIFESTO Profile: Dead Prez



Source: Manifesto TV

Quote Of The Day:


"if you have the opportunity to

play this game of life you need to

appreciate every moment. A lot of

people don't appreciate the

moment until it's passed"

- Kanye West

Style Code: Octobers Very Own x Canada Goose Chilliwack Jacket


Living in a country known for it's treachorous winters having appropriate outerwear goes far beyond style.

Video: Lloyd Banks x Fabolous – The Making of “Start It Up”



“On The Road To HFM2″  coming soon...

November 08, 2010

Style Code: Diamond Supply Co In NYC



Thanks to the wonders of  the internet I've been blessed to rock some ill pieces from a few of my favourite brands. Diamond Supply Co is based in Cali but have a loyal following through out the world. The good people at Creative Control have captured their latest endeavour in this short. Check it out!

Source: Creative Control

Video - “Four Women” - Jill Scott, Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosius And Kelly Price



From last nights "Black Girls Rock" Award show. The quartet of established soloists sing a rendition of Nina Simones "Four Women".

Video: Rick Ross ft. Gucci Mane – MC Hammer



Ross' latest effort "Teflon Don" is now Certified gold.

Source: Onsmash

Video: Wall Street Joural x Marc Ecko



Fashion designer Marco Ecko sits down with Wall Street Journal reporter Lee Hawkins and gives a little insight on his design philosophy, his 2007 purchase of Barry Bonds's 756th home-run baseball, and his new activism for education reform in America.

Quote Of The Day:


It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.


Warren Buffett

Video: The Recipe Of Life

November 07, 2010

Sunday Smoothie:

Video: Curren$y - Michael Knight



Pilot Talk 2. November 22nd!

November 06, 2010

Flight School: Nike Foamposite One Pewter


As a purveyor of all things "fly" I have high regard for Nike product.  As long  as the boys in Beaverton keep wheeling out heat I'll keep opening my wallet. The Nike Foamposite One Pewter is no exception. Scheduled for release in early 2011 so I suggest you put aside a little scrilla to cop. More pics after the jump.

Supreme x Vanessa Veasley by Terry Richardson (NSFW)



The good people at Supreme recruited legendary photographer Terry Richardson to shoot the curvaeous Vanessa Veasley for it's 2010 Supreme Book Vol. 6. Here is an intense behind the scenes.

Source: Hypebeast

November 05, 2010

Artwork: Michael Jackson - Michael

Artwork by Kadir Nelson

It looks like the spirit of Michael lives! Epic is planning to release a brand new album of unreleased material just in time for the  holidays. Expect the first single " Breaking News" to be released sometime next week. The release for "Michael" is scheduled for December 14th.

Source: Hypebeast


Late Pass: Sir Michael Rocks Ft Latif - S.S.



Yeah, yeah I know I'm late but there's no better time than the present. This sh*t is smooth! Summer I know you Canada Goose'd up right now but I'll be seeing you soon. In the meanwhile let's reminisce with help from The Cool Kids own Sir Michael Rocks. Deuces!

- The Homie

Quote Of The Day:


The power of thoughts go beyond words.

Flight School:

April 2011

November 04, 2010

Video - "The Love"




It's gotta be the shoes! - Mars Blackmon

Quote Of The Day:


November 03, 2010

Video: The Influencers



Class is in session. Take notes.

Video: Vado ft. Jae Millz – Respect The Jux



Harlem on the rise, you don't wanna problem with these guys...

Hey Young World!


Did you miss me? Less talk, more action. Isn't that what you came here for?

The Homie

September 24, 2010

Backstage with Jayrome, Panama & Vado

video

Shout to the homie Jayrome doing ya thing world wide baby! Peep the cameos. We don't make moves we make movies!

August 06, 2010

Video: Kanye West - Power (Uncensored)

Kanye West POWER by Marco Brambilla (Director's Cut)


It's safe to say that Mr. West has raised the bar again with the visuals to his latest,newest. My only complaint is that it's too short. Before you hit the play button I'd advise you do so in an office free setting. Better to be safe than sorry.

The Homie

*Interesting facts - Director Marco Brambilla is Canadian, attended Ryerson University, and his directorial debut was "Demolition Man" starring Slyvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes.

IMO: Time Waits For No Man


This morning while trying to get myself together I began to think about time. The idea is that time is something we can never hold on to, that it constantly moves even when we do not. I for one always feel that there is never enough. I'm always looking for more whether it's prep time getting ready in the morning or a few more minutes courtesy of the snooze button. Why do the things we enjoy seem to just speed by, whereas the things we dread take an eternity to end? In the company of friends time is something that we rarely account for but in the office there is always a dash as of quitting time. I use these two examples as they are two completely different environments. Is it that certain social settings merit our attention more than others? Or is it the people we share our time with that make it that more special? I heard once that a man with too much time can only get himself into trouble. What I think is if you have too much you need to give me some!

The Homie

August 05, 2010

Profile: Bun B


PROFILE: Bun B from dee vazquez on Vimeo.

If you don't know who Dee Vazquez is get familiar! Profile is an insightful series comprised of  a simple Q & A between the interviewer (Vazquez) and the artist. The questions don't change but the responses vary from introspective to all out hilarity.  Watch out for the "Sword"! In this particular Profile she chops it up with Port Arthur's finest Bun B. Check it out!

Welcome Back


After a very lenghty hiatus I have decided to put my focus back into the future. This blog started as a release during a very dark period but has progressed into an embodiment of me and all I do. I've received so many positive responses but of course with time directed to other artistic endeavours it has been difficult to be as consistent as I should be. For the readers I thank you for following my journey. There is much to catch up on and I promise there will be no more gaps. For new readers look at this as a new beginning, feel free to catch up with past postings and see what I see.


Welcome back class is in session,

The homie

March 28, 2010

Audio: Don Von Jovi Interview W/ Kwame (Kraze 101.FM)



Shout to Kwame, Kraze 101.3 FM and the people of Red Deer, Alberta for all  the love. See you soon!

March 26, 2010

March 15, 2010

Wordplay: Open

"I try to quit but the shit keeps calling and calling me" - Pookie

As a self-edumacated brother I'm always on the hunt for information. The english language is crazy so I thought I'd break down commonly used words. Call me a nerd but I love it! I'm tired of the norm so I thought I'd do something a little different. Check it out!

March 04, 2010

Video: PG Ft Kyuana - Lady




The homie Juice shot this over a few days ago. If you don't know PG get familiar! Hailing from the screwface capital the Rapper/vocalist has been grinding for a minute. I love seeing my fellow Torontonians getting it in. Shout to PG, Bassline, and the whole VDR camp. Juice I see you!

March 03, 2010

Video: Mayor Hawthorne - I Wish It Would Rain



I'm convinced Mayor Hawthorne is a time traveller.

March 02, 2010

Mood Music:

Video: Lyricism and Capitalism



Jay Smooth tackles the subject of lyricism, or lack of, in modern Hip-Hop.

"Look, I’m a lyrics guy moreso than anything. Give me a fucking lyrically genius a capella and I’m a pig in shit. But at the same time, there are countless non-lyrical, throwaway, dare I say straight-up ignorant songs that I enjoy immensely. My problem is with this fucking mentality that it’s somehow cool to strive to not be nice. If you’re not the greatest lyricist, but you have a talent for making great music in spite of it, then great, more power to you. Honestly, you don’t even have to be saying anything of consequence, but the least you can do is say it in a clever way. But to set out to say nothing? And then revel in it and disrespect people who are saying something? All in the name of getting as much money as possible in as little time? That’s bullshit, you should kill yourself, and may every fucking dollar you have ever earned on the backs of people who actually care about this thing of ours turn to dust."

Eskay - Nah Right

Jay Smooth deserves a TV show for the gems he drops.  - IMO

February 26, 2010

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child Trailer


Warhols on my hall’s wall/I got Basquiats in the lobby of my spot."
- Sean Corey Carter

February 25, 2010

Stussy x J Dilla Documentary Part 3


Stussy - J Dilla Documentary Prt3 (of 3) from Stussy on Vimeo.

Here is the final installment of the Stussy x J Dilla Documentary. If you missed Part 1 and 2 go Here  and Here . It's safe to say that J Dilla was so far ahead of the game in terms of sampling and producing. There will never be another.

One Love 

February 24, 2010

Oh Word?!

"You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you.”

- Maya Angelou

February 23, 2010

Video: Rick Ross Ft. Chrisette Michelle - Mafia Music 2




#Keepinit100 this joint has been in steady rotation. I didnt know Chrisette Michelle was so thick! I aint mad. Shout to The Olympicks for the crazy beat.

February 21, 2010

Sunday Smoothie



"Is it that my eyes are telling me something that you never see."

February 20, 2010

Oh Word?!


“Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people”

-Nido Qubein

February 18, 2010

Don Von Jovi - Eyes To The Sky



"Keep your eyes to the sky, never look down."

Mood Music


This joint got me through some hard times. Enjoy.

Video: I Am A Motherf%&*er



*Warning* If you see this old man on your daily commute keep it moving! Kids respect your elders or be prepared for a grade A ass kicking.  The main event begins @1:41-1:50 LOL!

Oh Word?!

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”


Martin Luther King Jr.

Stussy x J Dilla Documentary Part 2



Here is the second installment of the Stussy x J Dilla Documentary. If you missed the first, click here.

February 17, 2010

Bring It Back! The Story Of Love & Hate

Oh Word?!

“Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't
own it, but you can use it. You can't keep
it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it
you can never get it back.”

February 16, 2010

Mood Music:





"If rap was a game I'd be MVP" -
Lamont (Big L) Coleman 1974-1999

Oh Word?!

“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.”

- Albert Einstein

Ski Beatz - 24 Hours Karate School



Legendary producer Ski Beatz brings together some of todays hottest artists to release his heavily anticipated project 24 Hour Karate School. Here is an extensive trailer of behind the scenes footage. The project features such artists as Mos Def, The Cool Kids, Jay Electronica, Curren$y and more. 24 Hour Karate School is slated for release on March 30th.

I've been closely following Dame Dash and his latest venture and love the spirit of the project. Check out Creative Control for more info.

Shout to Onsmash

February 15, 2010

Talk My Ish?!


When I started Future Flavas the first thing I thought was "What Fcuk is a blog?" Two years ago the homie Boots Montana spoke highly on blogging and after a little reluctance Future Flavas was born.

Video: Black and White Furniture - Red House



*Dead*

Stack Bundles - Rock Scrams + Can’t Take That From Me


Says Skyzoo:

"Some of you might have known and some might not, but Stack Bundles (RIP) was a really good friend of mine as well as someone I was in a group with back in the day. So with that being said, I’m doing anything possible to help keep his name alive. Recently his best friends and family reached out and asked me to help with the promotion for a new Bundles project dropping TOMORROW with ALL NEW MATERIAL. For those that don’t know, Bundles had a Pac work ethic, so there are hundreds of songs he left to his friends and crew to get out if anything ever happened."

Oh Word?!

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

-Barack Obama

Mood Music:

On The Sneak Tip: Air Jordan 1 Alpha “Tinker Hatfield”


The release of the Air Jordan 1 Alpha represented a contemporary update to the sneaker world’s most iconic and obsessive models ever, the original Air Jordan I. With technological advances of 2010 incorporated into an aesthetic still largely resembling the shoes originally worn by Jordan, an upcoming release features a version of the Alpha with colorways designed by Nike’s legendary designer Tinker Hatfield. The shoe will hit select retailers including UNDFTD

#Keepinit100 I've never been a fan of the Jordan Hybrids with the exception of the Spizikes. Connecting with Tinker Hatfield the creator of such classics as the number Jordan V (My personal favourite)is a good look.

Via Hypebeast

February 14, 2010

Sunday Smoothie:



ChErIsH ThE DaY

February 13, 2010

Mood Music:

Oh Word?!

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."


- Maya Angelou

Video: Various Artists - We Are The World 25 For Haiti



Thoughts?

February 12, 2010

Video: YRB TV x GoodWood NYC


YRB TV: GOOD WOOD NYC from YRB Magazine on Vimeo.
GoodWood NYC has been steady making a name for themselves with their limited edition Jesus Pieces and custom work. Shout to YRB for the goods.
http://www.goodwoodnyc.com/

Video: MTV Diary of N*E*R*D


Shot in August of 2008, on the European leg of the Glow In The Dark Tour. This aired over the summer on MTV UK.

Bring It Back!







"First the fat boys break up, now every day i wake up
Somebody got a problem with hov'" Jay -Z

Mood Music:

Oh Word?!

“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.”


- Paulo Coelho

Stussy - J Dilla Documentary Prt 1 (of 3)

(February 7, 1974 – February 10, 2006)

February 11, 2010

Mood Music: Inspiration Edition



With this being Black History Month I thought I would drop a few gems of inspiration. Enjoy.

February 10, 2010

Bring It Back! : Album Covers



With the release of 80's Baby I thought I would go all the way retro with a few classic album covers.

Video: Jay Leno vs. Kanye West



*Dead* I predict that Yeezy will have the last laugh in 2010 #IMO

Mood Music: Slum Village Edition



"James Yancey is by far the most influential producer Hip Hop will ever see." - IMO

February 09, 2010

February 08, 2010

February 07, 2010

Mood Music:



Timeless.

"They caught the vapours" - Biz Markie

Become Water

February 01, 2010

January 31, 2010

January 30, 2010

January 13, 2010

Don Von Jovi - 80's Baby

The time is finally here and I am proud to present my baby to the masses. with no further delay here it is! Much love to all the bloggers and individuals who've supported my journey. This is just the beginning!



Don Von Jovi - 80's Baby