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


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

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


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!


“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


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,
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