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Thursday, July 31, 2008

I think that Obama's face pretty much sums this one up...



No comment on this mess....found this over at the most popular black blog ever.

So you consider yourself a fashionista huh?

Well, I hope you've been pronouncing your brands correctly. If not, then allow me to help...




I feel like this is the most important thing on the internet right now. Courtesy of the homies over at hypebeast.com.

N aka The Light Speed Warrior, 5000.

Blog happens...


Greetos. Seen the XXL?  Foxy and/or Jeezy's on the cover.  It's a need read, for the following reasons:
  • Brilliant piece on hipster rap [or as I like to call it, the house that Kanye built], citing everyone you know [Lupe, Cool Kids, Kid Sister, Kidz in the Hall], and some you might not [Wale, Mickey Factz, The Knux, Pacific Division].
  • Wale's Mixtape About Nothing was pieced, as well.  Got an XL in the Mixtape section.  Gave the links in an earlier entry, so if you're sleeping, go ahead and make that dream lucid.
  • Still reading this list, huh?  Yeah, just go ahead and buy it.
What haven't I done?  *light bulb*  Kicks!!


These are the Vans Plaid Pack.  As you can see, they're Vans...and they're plaid.  Left to right: the Zappato Del Marco, the Authentic, the Slip-on, and the Sk8-Hi.  The Sk8's look pretty gr8.
These are available at Proper.  







Nike proudly presents the "Quilted Patent Pack".  All Dunks.  Titled for more than obvious reasons, the colors are inspired by the Olympic rings.  More pics, you say?



You can see the rings on the tongue tags.  Available at Leaders 1354.



Nike Asia presents the Chinese Ceramic Pack: Court Force Low, Trainer Dunk High.  Hmm...not sure if I'd rock them, but...dope nonetheless.


Dear, sweet tenderness.  David Z x Clarks Wallabee Metallic Pack.  Very nice, simply because it's a drastic step away from Clarks conservative colorways.  These won't be out for at least a month, though.



Vans' Mountain Edition High LX.  Waxed leather upper, to withstand autumn conditions.  Get them at Ripe.



Nike's Aged Leather Pack.  Both Court Force Lows.  Those red ones are dangerous:


Out later this year.


So...that's it for now.  Oh, all info and pics snagged from HighSnobiety.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Yet Another Reason Why Nas is Better than your favorite Emcee...

Paul Pierce has OFFICIALLY lost his mind...

When asked, "Is Kobe really the best player in the world?" Paulie responded, "I don't think Kobe is the best player. I'm the best player. There's a line that separates having confidence and being conceited. I don't cross that line but I have a lot of confidence in myself."

.....

NINJA ARE YOU SERIOUS? Now, let's clear up the air, I'm neither a Lakers nor a Kobe fan; But one thing for sure and two for certain, Kobe is DEFINITELY better than Pau-Pau and even if he wasn't, Paul Pierce STILL wouldn't be the best player in the world. C'MON Pau-Pau, the world? You? Damn, that would explain why you AREN'T on the Olympic team, or why you couldn't win a championship in the without Ray Allen or K.G., or even garner a playoff appearance or a even dream of making it past the 1st round for that matter.

Yea, muthafucka...this goes in the same category of silly regrettable shit said and done as such infamous lines such as, "Bobby Brown is the KANG of R&B," as well as, "Soulja Boy invites you to his Swag 18." Oh, and lest we forget this shit. Kudos to you good sir, Kudos...

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Paul-Pierce-says-he-s-the-best-player-in-the-wor?urn=nba,96670

N aka The Light Speed Warrior, 5000.

Gnarls Barkley Covers none other than...

RADIOHEAD, the best band of the past decade....I dare you to argue....and you'd best not even mention Coldplay....



They cover the song Reckoner which is off of the In Rainbows CD, which is not only available now but dope as all hell...This joint is fresh, I kinda like Cee-lo singing it more than Thom Thom. But I digress...

Werd.

N aka The Light Speed Warrior, 5000.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Disperse - Consequence



One of the tightest joints off of the dearly under-appreciated and underrated album, Don't Quit Your Day-Job. Plent-o-Cameos in this joint...

Get down with the Get down.

N aka The Light Speed Warrior, 5000.

I Put On Remix ft. Jigga Man

Nuff Said

N aka The Light Speed Warrior, 5000.

Got $60 Grand to blow?

Why not become a sneakerhead overnight?



No, I am not making this shit up. A homie is selling 250 pairs of various sneakers ranging from Air Forces, to Dunks, to Jumpmans...and from close observation of the picture there are indeed some rarities in the collection.

If you're interested in bidding, or even look at this madness, here is the link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310068089274

Sheesh!

N aka The Light Speed Warrior

I played in a band once...a rubber band, that is...

*gasp*  Got here...*wheeze*...as fast...*cough*...as I could.  *passes out*

*ahem*  Yeah, so...with Bouier dropping the upcoming Guitar Hero knowledge on you in an earlier post, I figured I'd mention the competition:



Still not psyched?  I'll continue.

What makes this one better than the upcoming Guitar Hero: World Tour, which also features drums, vocals, and bass guitar playability?  How about new instruments?  Peep the guitar:



Come on...you see the woodgrain, don't you?  I mean, faux, of course, but a nice touch, nonetheless.  Also the strum won't be as "squishy" as the first one [those who've played with it know what I mean], and the frets [still two sets, at both ends, the lower set for soloing] are quieter, and not so clicky.  Also, there's a built-in mic in the guitar, to help calibrate lag if needed.  But me no play the axe, so none of this is a major concern to me....

DRUMS ON DECK!!!



Yes, it looks like a wet dream, no? Pump the breaks, slightly: this is the premium drum set.  As you can see, it comes with cymbals, and a reinforced metal kick pedal, to endure club footed punishment.  Also, it can be used without the game as a standalone electronic drum kit.  Oh, and it costs $300.  Yeah.  The standard drum set that comes, umm...standard, looks pretty much like the old one, but the drums pads are velocity sensitive, softer and quieter [yes!], and has expansion slots for additional cymbals, like the ones you see above, only sold separately.  The kick pedal is reinforced with metal on this one, too.  I believe both the guitar and drum set from the first
Rock Band are backwards-compatible, though, so misers, worry not.

And...you're still not amazed, are  you?  *sigh*  Tough audience.  OK, then.  I bring you tracklisting info:

• After 14 years since Guns N’ Roses last official music release, Axl Rose selects Rock Band 2 to debut official new track “Shackler's Revenge” from the highly-anticipated album Chinese Democracy.

Rock Band 2 is the first and only video game to feature the music of AC/DC. It includes their epic rock anthem, "Let There Be Rock.”

• For the first time ever, music from American music icon, Bob Dylan, is featured in a video game with “Tangled Up In Blue.”

Rock Band 2 will feature backwards compatibility with all Rock Band downloadable music content released to date.

• Owners of the original Rock Band will have the ability to export most of the Rock Band disc tracks and upgrade them into Rock Band 2 gameplay-the first time ever in videogame history.

Rock Band 2 On-Disc Track List:
Artist Song Title Decade
1. AC/DC “Let There Be Rock” 1970s
2. AFI “Girl’s Gone Grey” 2000’s
3. Alanis Morissette “You Oughta Know” 1990’s
4. Alice in Chains “Man in the Box” 1990’s
5. Allman Brothers “Ramblin’ Man” 1970’s
6. Avenged Sevenfold “Almost Easy” 2000’s
7. Bad Company “Shooting Star” 1970’s
8. Beastie Boys “So Whatcha Want” 1990’s
9. Beck “E-Pro” 2000’s
10. Bikini Kill “Rebel Girl” 1990’s
11. Billy Idol “White Wedding Pt. I” 1980’s
12. Blondie “One Way or Another” 1970’s
13. Bob Dylan “Tangled Up in Blue” 1970’s
14. Bon Jovi “Livin’ on a Prayer” 1980’s
15. Cheap Trick “Hello There” 1970’s
16. Devo “Uncontrollable Urge” 1980’s
17. Dinosaur Jr. “Feel the Pain” 1990’s
18. Disturbed “Down with the Sickness” 2000’s
19. Dream Theater “Panic Attack” 2000’s
20. Duran Duran “Hungry Like the Wolf” 1980’s
21. Elvis Costello “Pump It Up” 1970’s
22. Fleetwood Mac “Go Your Own Way” 1970’s
23. Foo Fighters “Everlong” 1990’s
24. Guns N’ Roses “Shackler’s Revenge” 2000’s
25. Interpol “PDA” 2000’s
26. Jane’s Addiction “Mountain Song” 1980’s
27. Jethro Tull “Aqualung” 1970’s
28. Jimmy Eat World “The Middle” 2000’s
29. Joan Jett “Bad Reputation” 1980’s
30. Journey “Anyway You Want It” 1970’s
31. Judas Priest “Painkiller” 1990’s
32. Kansas “Carry On Wayward Son” 1970’s
33. L7 “Pretend We’re Dead” 1990’s
34. Lacuna Coil “Our Truth” 2000’s
35. Linkin Park “One Step Closer” 2000’s
36. Lit “My Own Worst Enemy” 1990’s
37. Lush “De-Luxe” 1990’s
38. Mastodon “Colony of Birchmen” 2000’s
39. Megadeth “Peace Sells” 1980’s
40. Metallica “Battery” 1980’s
41. Mighty Mighty Bosstones “Where’d You Go” 1990’s
42. Modest Mouse “Float On” 2000’s
43. Motorhead “Ace of Spades” 1980’s
44. Nirvana “Drain You” 1990’s
45. Norman Greenbaum “Spirit in the Sky” 1960’s
46. Panic at the Disco “Nine in the Afternoon” 2000’s
47. Paramore “That’s What You Get” 2000’s
48. Pearl Jam “Alive” 1990’s
49. Presidents of the USA “Lump” 1990’s
50. Rage Against the Machine “Testify” 1990’s
51. Ratt “Round & Round” 1980’s
52. Red Hot Chili Peppers “Give it Away” 1990’s
53. Rise Against “Give it All” 2000’s
54. Rush “The Trees” 1970’s
55. Silversun Pickups “Lazy Eye” 2000’s
56. Smashing Pumpkins “Today” 1990’s
57. Social Distortion “I Was Wrong” 1990’s
58. Sonic Youth “Teenage Riot” 1980’s
59. Soundgarden “Spoonman” 1990’s
60. Squeeze “Cool for Cats” 1970’s
61. Steely Dan “Bodhitsattva” 1970’s
62. Steve Miller Band “Rock’n Me” 1970’s
63. Survivor “Eye of the Tiger” 1980’s
64. System of a Down “Chop Suey” 2000’s
65. Talking Heads “Psycho Killer” 1970’s
66. Tenacious D “Master Exploder” 2000’s
67. Testament “Souls of Black” 1990’s
68. The Donnas “New Kid in School” 2000’s
69. The Go-Go’s “We Got the Beat” 1980’s
70. The Grateful Dead “Alabama Getaway” 1980’s
71. The Guess Who “American Woman” 1970’s
72. The Muffs “Kids in America” 1990’s
73. The Offspring “Come Out & Play (Keep ‘em Separated)” 1990’s
74. The Replacements “Alex Chilton” 1980’s
75. The Who “Pinball Wizard” 1960’s
Bonus Artist Bonus Song Title Decade
76. Abnormality “Visions” 2000’s
77. Anarchy Club “Get Clean” 2000’s
78. Bang Camaro “Night Lies” 2000’s
79. Breaking Wheel “Shoulder to the Plow” 2000’s
80. The Libyans “Neighborhood” 2000’s
81. The Main Drag “A Jagged Gorgeous Winter” 2000’s
82. Speck “Conventional Lover” 2000’s
83. The Sterns “Supreme Girl” 2000’s
84. That Handsome Devil “Rob the Prez-O-Dent” 2000’s

 The Rock Band 2 on-disc track list is comprised entirely of master recordings.

Also included in Rock Band 2 is a "Training" mode, which will help players learn how to play each instrument. Within this mode is the "Drum Trainer", which will help improve players on the drums through a "Beat Trainer" (with dozens of drum beats to practice), "Fill Trainer" (which will teach players how to perform better drum fills), and a "Freestyle Mode" (which will allow player to freeplay the drums over MP3 songs on their console). A "No Fail Mode" appears to be an unlockable which will allow playing through songs without anyone being able to fail, and a "Breakneck Speed" mode similar to Hyperspeed in Guitar Hero 3 will double the track's scrolling speed.

That should wow you.  Oh, peep the official:

http://www.rockband.com

Pics and info c/o Kotaku & GameInformer

And...that'll do, Donkey...that'll do.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

No comment on this shit...



I remember this song...not this video however...

Every single parent who allowed their child to partake in this coonery deserves to be put up against a firing wall.

N aka The Light Speed Warrior.

WOW





Air Max 95 Quickstrikes - Miami Vice Edition. Originally only released in Miami, but there was a surplus so they shipped them to a select few retailers. I'm gonna put the link at the very bottom of this post, but just to forewarn, I think I copped that last size 9.

Nike Air Max 1 - Olympic Edition. The colors on these joints are inspired by the colors represented in the Olympic Rings Logo. Fresh.

Cop these at http://www.soleclassics.com/wordpress/. They take phone orders.

Don't say I never gave you nothing...Werd!

N aka Light Speed Warrior, 5000.

Justice for Dior Homme Fashion show

The french electronic/house duo laced the Dior Homme fashion show. Definitely worth a look; if not for the music, for the clothes.



Part 1



Part 2

New Common Joints

Off of the highly anticipated album, and highly pushed back joint, Invincible Summer.

First one,

Announcement - Common

This joint is called Announcement and it is a slight dedication to none other than the late great Notorious B.I.G. Fresh indeed!

Second joint,

Universal Mind Control - Common

The original single that dropped called Universal Mind Control...fresh indeed. As you can see this entire CD is produced by the homies from VA aka The Neptunes.

Finally,



A live performance of a joint called Gladiator...the knock is definitely there.

Get down with get down.

N aka The Light Speed Warrior, 5000.

Its a wonderful week/weekend for trailers


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X-Men Origins: Wolverine - Enough said. No? How about the fact that Gambit, Lady Deathstrike, Deadpool, The Blob, AND Sabertooth are in it? Yea, thought so...

Not sure if I want to post this one, but....


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Friday the 13th, directed by none other than....*ugh* Michael Bay....expect explosions, slow mo sequences, and a rotating 360 camera sequence...or three...Michael Bay...fucking up all your favorites from the late 80s/early 90s.

Next!


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Tron 2, for all you old school classic lovers. This however is going to open Pandora's box for several video games, sneakers, clothes, etc. Madness indeed...and I shall partake in it.

Finally, my favorite one....



...I shall leave you to your own devices on that one...

Werd.

N aka The Light Speed Warrior, 5000.

So...Brad Pitt and Taraji P. Henson

Are trying to be nominated for an Oscar this year, huh?



They may just get it with this one. The story is, obviously, about a man who ages in reverse. It is adapted from an F.Scott Fitzgerald short story that shares the same name. You know, the guy who wrote The Great Gatsby. Act like you went to High School, sheesh. Anyway, this film is surely high up on my list of things to see this year, as it should be on yours.

Light Speed Warrior, 5000.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Like, can I just LIVE at the movies? I'll pay rent...

More trailers on deck.  Behold:



Star Wars: The Clone Wars is the sequel to the Clone Wars minisodes that were shown on Cartoon Network a few years back.  Like the minisodes, this movie takes place between episodes II & III.  Here's a extended clip:



August 15th for that. Peep the official:

www.starwars.com




Punisher: War Zone.  Oh, this is a red band trailer, meaning that the trailer ALONE is rated R.   No, I'm serious.  And from the looks of it, it already promises to be better than the first [two] Punisher movie[s].  December 5th for that one. Peep the official:

www.break.com/punisher



I remember reading in some magazine that the best kind of movie to see with a date is of the horror genre, because the fright time gets the female's hormones all aflutter.  So, with that in mind, take yo guh to see this:



Of course there's another one. Hate all you want [I know I have], but they bring exactly what's promised every time: graphic gore and I-can't-believe-I-didn't-think-of-it plot twists. October 24th for that. Peep the official:

www.saw5.com


After dropping WALL-E on us [if you haven't seen that yet, calmly euthanize yourself], Pixar wastes no time:


May 29, 2009. That's literally all I know. Peep the official, though:

www.pixar.com

One more:

Appears interesting.  A little hokey, with the subplot of potential love and such [watch again if you didn't peep], but still could be decent.  Is it just me, or is that whenever you have a movie like this [caper/heist/hitting a lick] there's always one guy in the scheme referred to only by his nationality.  "The Belgian", "The Russian", "The Sphinx". [Bad example?]  In any event, that one also drops October 24th.  

That's all for now.

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My favorite color? Indie, GO!!!

So...I'm sure you, or *ahem* your younger sibling has seen Nickelodeon show Drake & Josh, no?  OK.  Let's apply that knowledge, however limited, right now.  Josh Peck, who plays [act surprised] Josh on the show, is in a new movie.  This is where you say something along the lines of: "Why would you be recommending a children's movie to me?  I got bills to pay, and cheap dates to smash on."  And I'd say to you, "Just watch:"




Don't know if you can tell from the trailer, but Josh sells weed.  In the '90's.  Yes, yes, I know.  But all things considered, it looks to be an interesting movie, with a decent cast.  The Wackness is out now, by the way, at your local indie film theatre.  Peep the official:


Hope you enjoy.

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Ba-Rock the Vote

In case you didn't know, Barack Obama is set to give a short speech before Kanye West's Performance at Lollapalooza. As a return to the favor, Kanye is set to perform at the Democratic National Convention along with Wyclef Jean and N.E.R.D.

Source: http://www.nme.com/news/kanye-west/38383

Not only does this make me want to spend a GUAP on tickets and accommodations in Chicago for Lolla, which I had already considered attending, but going to DENVER IN THE FUCKING MIDDLE OF AUGUST to attend the Democratic National Convention. But then again, I snap back to reality. I'll just wait for the video to surface on Youtube and IMEEM.

Get Wordy.

Light Speed Warrior, 5000.

Guitar Hero World Tour Track Listing

This is game is slated to have all the instruments, including a better drum set than Rock Band. The one for GHWT is said to be more sturdy and it resembles a five set with hi hat and crash cymbal.

'Dope Nose' - Weezer
'The Middle' - Jimmy Eat World
'Today' - Smashing Pumpkins
'Roland' - Interpol
'Santeria' - Sublime
'Mr.Brightside' - The Killers
'Take It On The Run' - REO Speedwagon
'Hold The Line' - Toto
'Rebel Yell' - Billy Idol
'Heartbreaker' - Pat Benatar
'All Around Me' - Flyleaf
'Misery Business' - Paramore
'Stinkfist' - Tool
'Lateralus' - Tool
'Schism' - Tool
'Every Breath You Take' - The Police
'The Kids Aren't Alright' - The Offspring
'The Good Left Undone' - Rise Against
'Bleed It Out' - Linkin Park
'Face Down' - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
'The Kill' - 30 Seconds to Mars
'Thank You For The Venom' - My Chemical Romance
'Dammit' - Blink 182
'When You Heat Stops Beating' - +44
'Jumpin' Jack Flash' - The Rolling Stones
'Don't Fear The Reaper' - Blue Öyster Cult
'Light My Fire' - The Doors
'Give It Away' - Red Hot Chili Peppers
'Renegades Of Funk' - Rage Against The Machines
'No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn' - The Beastie Boys
'Are You Gonna Go My Way?' - Lenny Kravitz
'I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing' - Aerosmith
'Man In The Box' - Alice In Chains
'Kickstart My Heart' - Mötley Crüe
'Spin The Black Circle' - Pearl Jam
'Smells Like Teen Spirit' - Nirvana
'Car Chase City' - Tenacious D
'Everlong' - Foo Fighters
'Animal' - Def Leppard
'Runaway' - Bon Jovi
'Paradise City' - Guns N' Roses
'Song For The Dead' - Queens of the Stone Age
'Vasoline' - Stone Temple Pilots
'Assassin' - Muse
'The Boys Are Back in Town' - Thin Lizzy
'Life in the Fast Lane' - The Eagles
'Sweet Home Alabama' - Lynyrd Skynyrd
'Here to Stay' - KoRn
'Dragula' - Rob Zombie
'Bat Country' - Avenged Sevenfold
'10,000 Fists' - Disturbed
'Duality' - Slipknot
'Toxicity' - System of a Down
'Demise of Sanity' - Black Label Society
'Don’t Talk to Strangers' - Dio
'Heaven and Hell' - Black Sabbath
'Crazy Train' - Ozzy Osbourne
'The Spirit Of Radio' - Rush
'Comfortably Numb' - Pink Floyd
'Pull Me Under' - Dream Theater
'Beat It' - Micheal Jackson Feat. Eddie Van Halen
'Hot For Teacher' - Van Halen
'Stranglehold' - Ted Nugent
'Warriors Of Time' - Black Tide
'Leather Rebel' - Judas Priest
'Hallowed Be Thy Name' - Iron Maiden
'Angel Of Death' - Slayer
'Tornado Of Souls' - Megadeth
'Master Of Puppets' - Metallica
'Johnny B Goode' - Chuck Berry
'The Wind Cries Mary' - Jimi Hendrix
'Purple Haze (Live)' - Jimi Hendrix
'45' - Shinedown
'96 Quite Bitter Beings' - CKY
'Bombshell' - Powerman 5000
'Clavado en un Bar' - Maná
'Enjoy the Silence' - Lacuna Coil
'Feuer Frei' - Rammstein
'Fury Of The Storm' - Dragonforce
'Never Too Late' - The Answer
'Nottingham Lace' - Buckethead
'One Armed Scissor' - At The Drive-In
'Satch Boogie' - Joe Satriani
'Schrei' - Tokio Hotel
'Soul Doubt' - NOFX

Excited? I am, for more than one reason...

This list is probably subject to change, but as long as it doesn't change too much I think that we'll all be happy.

Light Speed Warrior, 5000.

Shots Out



Jaspects, hailing from many different regions of the United States and formulating in Atlanta at my Alma Mater Morehouse College, the hommes put it down on the instruments. Blending various styles into their primary style of Jazz, it comes off so smooth and oh so soulful. This isn't just play Jazz either, the compositions are very complex and any thinking Jazz connoisseur can appreciate them. Special shots out them for appearing on CNN's Black in America. Keep doing your thing homies, and do it well.

Websites: http://www.myspace.com/therealjaspects

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Just Blaze supports the Olympics...Do You?

In case you didn't know, Just Blizzle did the track for the USA Basketball Olympic team. The song will be used in just about anything that is done officially by the team; this includes warm-ups, training, etc. Dope right...well it gets better.

There will also be a mixtape that will be released with songs that are inspired by the team. Even doper right, well....It gets better yet again.

If you're an aspiring artist, you can get in on the action. If you record a hot enough 16, then you will be featured on the song that will be used not only on the mixtape. Fresh indeed. All the information and the song, if you missed the first link, are available at:

http://www.nike.com/nikeos/p/nikebasketball/en_US/athletes/anthem

Best of luck to all of you.

Get Wordy.

Light Speed Warrior, 5000.

Freshness takes No Days Off

So...as I sit quarter watching Scrubs, quarter listening to Wale, quarter working on the various sites for Bob's Classic Kicks that I'm in charge of revamping, quarter eating my Cereal Salad (That's the joint where you run out of one cereal so you gotta mix it with another one of equal or lesser value to make a full bowl so you don't waste any milk...don't front like you've never done it...), I run across these ill ass jump offs that I have been patiently awaiting to drop.
Yea, the Vans Skate Hi Cargo Pocket Editions. Cause I held you up on the Sharkley's I will steer you to these, but they are guaranteed to fly off of shelves however...so act swiftly...

Check out Standard to cop a pair, the tag is set at 80 All American Bill-folds.

Light Speed Warrior, 5000.

I'm Sorry Prince is What?

The G.O.A.T.



If you think not after listening to that solo, you have to be on some sort of substance...

Light Speed Warrior, 5000.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Blog is the new black.

More vids of interest.



Nas - "Sly Fox"  Directed by Rik Cordero, whose name has been bouncing around a lot lately.


Here's the first official video, in case you ain't seen yet.  "Hero", feat. Keri Hilson, produced by Polow Da Don.  Note the marching band in the back at all times, similar to Young Buck's "Get Buck" video, also produced by Polow.



This isn't new, but...felt the need to post it regardless.  N*E*R*D, Santogold, and Julian Casablancas from The Strokes collab for Converse's 100 anniversary.  It's called "My Drive Thru".  Not bad.

And just for laughs:

Note that in step 2, dude isn't really drinking anything.


Don't say I never gave you anything.

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I'd hate to neglect the masses...

Greetos, and all that.
Yes, so I didn't drop any hip-hop gems last entry, so...here's something for the heads to enjoy.


Mickey Factz (feat. The Cool Kids)- "Rockin N Rollin" [Remix]





Peep the quick cameo by Naledge from Kidz in the Hall near the end.

Mickey Factz' hails from the Boogie Down, and dropped the The Leak Vol. 1 - The Understanding a while back. Go ahead and grab that, puh-leeze. The Cool Kids are a joint venture from Detroit and Chi-Town. They dropped That's Stupid! : The Mixtape earlier this month, and their Bake Sale EP is available on iTunes. They also have plenty of unofficial joints floating around the blogosphere, so shop around. Peep the officials:

www.myspace.com/itzmickey

www.myspace.com/thecoolkids



Oh..speaking of mixtapes...


D.C. rapper Wale dropped The Mixtape about Nothing some months back. If you can't tell from the cover art, he piggybacks the Seinfeld theme, even sampling the theme song on one track. An extremely solid release for your collection. Grab the two part download here and here.

*ahem* Pic and links c/o elitaste

Oh, here's a new freshie:

Fonsworth Bentley (feat. Sa-Ra, Andre 3000, and Kanye West) - Everybody

This should make the hipsters cream. The joint itself is decent, but Kanye's part was minimal...and his dancing skills are questionable.

VIBE is dropping the Best Rapper ballot. 64 MC's, bracket style. You can vote every day, once a day. Tell a friend to tell a cousin to tell an enemy to telemarketer. Link? www.vibe.com/bestrapper Click and vote accordingly.

Oh, don't forget to catch the re-showing of CNN's Black in America segments. That's tonight [Saturday] at 8pm EST.

I do believe that is all. Until next time.

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Spike Lee

Now even though, in my personal moments where I have met "Your Favorite Filmmakers, Favorite Filmmaker," he has been anti-social...to say the least. Kinda can't blame the brother, imagine how many "good ideas" he gets on a regular basis. But this one, oh this one, takes the cake; can't say I didn't see it coming however.

At the Guggenheim Honors award festival, Sheldon felt it necessary to address the homie Tyler Perry. He is quoted as saying, "I’d love to see a great film about Martin Luther King,” Lee said. “But I can’t do everything." At this point he paused, let off a slick grin, because he knew what was to be said next would be timeless and great for ages to come. He would continue to say, "I gotta leave something for Tyler Perry...I made the movie Bamboozled, " as a somewhat sudoku style retort saying that who he feels is the modern master of the minstrel should take a stab at a, dare I say it, REAL MOVIE.

DAMN HAMMER, DON'T HURT 'EM!!!!

Well, can't say that I wasn't saying it a few years back...but I guess it takes a real O.G. to make the homies in the streets realize what's what.

Thanks to the homies at Silver Docs for the story.

*Added Reinforcements*



Fast forward to about 2:00 and listen to the question and watch the reactions...damn homie...

Light Speed Warrior, 5000.

Street Fighter 4



In case you didn't already know...



Short Version



Extended Version

XBOX live put me up on it, so I decided to up your game...Thank me later. Sidebar, saw the teaser months ago, so don't try to play me like I'm late in the game Ike. Game is also to boast Akuma, Dan, Fei Long, and Gouken; even though they aren't in the trailers.

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Step Lightly

Back into it.


Asics Gel III x Alife
First colorway is the Grey Jawn, fresh. The second is the curry freshness, dopetastic. What's the Tagg? 189.01 off of www.wesoldout.com. I like the tag on the Curry ones, reminds me of a Manhattan Portage Bag. But I digress.












Here comes Nike SB's August Releases

Outside of the second and third jawns, I'm not really impressed by these recycled ass colorways. But if you're into it, rush to your local skateshop that offers SB and cop a few.



















Moving on,


Here are the homies Alife again with the collab with Reebok. These are stain resistant. That doesn't mean you should go ape shit on them, but rest assured that you feet will remain fresh in tough conditions. Prices vary, they may be cheaper in stores than they are on the net.

Next, something that I count to be certified freshness....









The Air Sharkleys...Its no way you can tell me that these shits ain't on deck as FUCK. What? Them jawns go hella hard....About $85 on the tag...but first you gotta find them...and I have to secure my pair before I go tell...Sorry.

Doyouwantmore??!!?!?!??!


Some New Balance freshness for you, available via Atmos Tokyo, if you can read Japanese...if not, then the tag is about $100 for both of them.


Finally,


The Court Force High with the MILKY colorway...ouch...also on Atmos Tokyo, price tag at about $130

I think that's enough for right now...

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New Mos

Courtesy of Okayplayer.com

What's Poppin'?

Yet again, another section that you can email me happenings about and I will post according.

But in the D, this is what I got for you....

On Saturday July 26th is the opening of the Elements Gallery, a Detroit music based art gallery/cybercafe started by Detroit's DJ Sicari and it will serve as a place for musicians, artists, photographers, bands, djs etc... to showcase their talents. The party starts at 3pm for the all-day event and live performances are at 11pm. The Elements Gallery is located at 2125 Michigan Ave (at 14th across from Slow's Bar-b-que) in Detroit. This is something of OURS so please support and respect it.










On July 31st, at The Majestic Theater (4120 Woodward) in Detroit, Red Bull Music Academy presents the Red Bull Big Tune head to head producer battle tour. For the Detroit stop, the featured producer is Detroit's own Mr. Porter along with a performance from Guilty Simpson. Red Bull Big Tune is a program created to showcase the talents of established and emerging producers and sound providers.


The Burn Rubber Mixtape Release Party is Friday July 25 at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor. Octane & Illite, Big Sean, Marv Won, Quest MCODY, Monica Blaire & Ill Street will all be performing.








All information and copies taken from http://www.rensoul.com/

Get Wordy.

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I Put On For My City...

Since I tire of hearing everyone in Detroit complain about the fact that there "isn't anything to do here." Here is my attempt to break the monotony. This section is also open to those who live in supposedly hum-drum cities, feel free to email me with your hang out spots and I will do my best to put them up in a prompt manner. Email: sneakers.suits@gmail.com

With that being said.

Here are some put ons for those available in the Metro Detroit area.

Spectacles Detroit

230 E. Grand River Harmonie Park
Downtown Detroit
313 963-6886
spectacles@comcast.net


Yo, little did I know. But this spot is definitely as old as me, in fact it is older than me by a year. Definitely a spot to check out, dope as hell. Its nestled into the same building as Wolverine Furs and right down the street from the new stadiums. They carry 10 Deep threads as well as Detroit lines and shirts that show off your Motor City pride. They also carry music and movies for those that are interested in the arts. More so, they support local acts and just so happen to put on local events that boast such DJ's as House Shoes...I'm sorry if you don't know who House is, you need to move from the D ASAP. More so, if you aren't even from here, you need to be put on to that man as well. Here, I will help. Definitely worth the patronage, cool ass peeps up in there.

Website: http://spectaclesdetroit.com/home.html, http://www.myspace.com/spectaclesdetroit

DSE Detroit

202 E. Grand River
Detroit, Mi 48221
(313) 963-0533
www.dsedetroit.com
www.myspace.com/dseatgrand


Right down the street from the homies over at Spectacles, we got the homies at DSE. Fresh little spot that sells Tees and Random Accessories, and they are fresh may I add. Shop was created by a photographer so you know I got love for them and more so, THE TEES ARE HELLA FRESH! Get down with the get down, holla at the homies.





NO PICTURE AVAILABLE

Studio Couture Detroit

1433 Woodward Ave
Detroit, Mi 48226
313.983.0030

For those of you who are more into what's the sway of fashion, this is the place for you. Immediately when you walk in you get a feeling of high urban fashion, think Pharrell, Kanye, Fergie, Gwen, etc. Soon as you walk in, you're greeted with kicks and jeans...my kind of spot...The owners, are yet again, mad chill. And if you shop for hella long, you can change and go right across to the clubs/restaurants/lounges located on or by Woodward or the Campus Martius area. You know what it is. Holla at the homies.

Website: http://studiocouturedet.com/ (under construction as I've been told)

NO PICTURE AVAILABLE
Vicente's Cuban Cuisine

1250 LIBRARY ST
(313) 962-8800
DETROIT, MI 48226-2252

I also feel like I shouldn't have to explain this. But I will, briefly however. I haven't eaten here, yet, however if you know Cuban food like I do, it's guaranteed to be delicious. Get at them, the menu is online.

Website: www.vicente.us

FOR SOME REASON CAN'T POST THE PICTURE BUT I DIGRESS....

Oslo Detroit
1456 Woodward
Detroit, Mi

Yea, you know that little spot that you always drive past on Woodward that you think isn't jack shit for some reason because it's only a small white building...yea, well...psych. Oslo is not only a Sushi Bar, but a Thai Restaurant, carries a few Singapore inspired dishes, Lounge, Bar, and Club all in one...and yes, it goes down. Located right below the main restaurant area lies the basement which is very spacious and houses events such as Hot, Buttered Soul regularly. More so, Oslo is the HOME of their infamous cocktail, the Space Odyssey 2001 (Which is not for the faint of livers). Did I mention that the food is bomb, definitely the chill spot of the year. You may see me in there more than a few times.

Website: http://oslodetroit.com/, http://www.myspace.com/detroitoslo

That's all I got for now, feel free to email the aforementioned email with your suggestions. Also if you are an establishment and you want to be mentioned on here, feel free to email. Like I said, I will answer and post as the time permits.

Light Speed Warrior, 5000.

A Millie?



AND



Back in 1985

...Yea...


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Day + Night

Day + Night is a section of the blog that I would like to take out every now and again and dedicate it solely to fashion. The title is basically a twist of how it will work, I will suggest a certain piece and that will be the base item. Then based solely off of that piece I will present to you two ensembles, one that you should wear during the day the other during the night life scene. So with that being said, this week's item is....

The Seersucker pant. Perfect for the summer because of its breath-ability and as you can see from the picture on the side comes in a variety of colors; I personally own the traditional blue pair as well as an olive pair.

Day: I would suggest either the traditional blue or if you're daring, one of the brighter colors, during the day. Especially if it's warm, the brighter the better actually. Pair this with either a short sleeve button down solid shirt, white is the universal solvent, or a slim cut polo. ALWAYS FORM FITTING AND SLIM CUT, baggy polos are not the business. Make sure that you leave the top button unbuttoned and that there is no tee shirt visible underneath. Couple the two with a pair of casual low top sneakers, such as an Adidas Stan Smith or Vans Classic Lace Up Low. And Viola, fresh, relaxed, chill, casual, stylish. For bonus style points, you can roll up the pant legs slightly to show a little ankle. The roll however should go no further than the top of your ankle and you should also boast a little color/tan if you decide to go this route.

Night: With the same pant, I would suggest a little more subtle of a color; Perhaps an Olive or Sky Blue. Matching this color with a long sleeve button down with the sleeves rolled slightly to the wrist, the pant legs should not be rolled at this point. As for the color of the shirt, I would suggest black, perhaps a salmon; and for the sky blue a white, or perhaps a canary yellow. Remember, always wear shirt that fits you. Know your sizes PLEASE, anything that is larger than your size completely throws off the ensemble. I would suggest a belt, but depending on your confidence level that is up to your discretion. Throw on the loafers, no socks, and as always an ill timepiece. Complete.

Once again, remember that these are just my suggestions. You know your style and what compliments you.

You can find a pair of Seersucker pants in several places; one of your local Haberdasheries or even Urban Outfitters. They can run anywhere from $9.99 (Jos. A Banks is having a sale right now) to about $99.00.

Light Speed Warrior, 5000.

More Metal



Slipknot - Psychosocial

I'm sorry. Even if you don't like Metal, you have to recognize how ill this song is. The riff is sick, the lead makes the easy shift from "Cookie Monster" to Melody, the licks are sick, the drums as usual are insane, and the solo is so damn CLEAN. This group has developed insanely well.

Kudos to you homies.

BTW, the mask are SICK! Especially Sid and Corey's.

Light Speed Warrior, 5000.

Ya homie Weezie in more Trouble...

Remember when your boy got sued over not clearing the sample he used for I Feel Like Dying? Yea, well, it happened again. The song on his album entitled Playing with Fire contains a sample from a Rolling Stones song entitled Play with Fire. And allegedly, he didn't get this one cleared either...Damn Weezie.

Now, I'm not even a fan of the homie, but I do feel like this ninja needs to stop wasting his money on frivolous shit like getting taxed because he was too lazy to pay for publishing rights.

To make matters worse, the publishing company that owns the song claims that Wayne revamps many of the song's lyrics to make them his own, and that they aren't exactly *ahem* pleased with the tone presented behind the lyrics.

The lawsuit filed speaks unspecified damages and is filed in Manhattan

Source: Reuters UK

Light Speed Warrior, 5000.

Throwback Joint of the Day



Digiable Planet - Re-Birth of Slick(Cool Like Dat)

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SO, You Got A Date Coming Up Soon, huh?



The Watchmen Trailer: Based on a popular Graphic Novel, so it shall be action packed. It also boast the director of the wildly popular film, 300; some of you may know him as Zack Snyder...need some extra incentive ladies? Did I mention that Common is supposedly in it? No, well, I just did.



Max Payne Trailer: Based on a popular Video Game of the same title, so yet again it should be action packed. Directed by John Moore, who just so happened to direct the recent remake of The Omen; which unlike many of you I enjoyed for various reasons. But with that being said, the film will have a dark undertone, which is perfect for the story. Guys, need some added incentive...did I mention Mila Kunis is in the film, No? Well, I just did.



RocknRolla Trailer: New Guy Ritchie film, inspired most likely by Madonna (they're married). Not only am I a fan of caper films, I'm a pretty big Ritchie fan so I will definitely go see this. Added incentive on this one, less than normal cinematography and a few big names to boast. If you need to catch up on his style I would recommend you to view a few if not all of his titles. They include; Snatch; Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels; Revolver; and the Viral short, Star.



Terminator - Salvation: C'mon...Do I really have to explain this one? Ok, slight synopsis...remember how Aah'noll came back to save the little boy in the second Terminator (the one with T-1000 aka The Most Awesome One), well...yea, this is what he saved him for. The little boy is now Christian Bale - who has made the most awesome Hollywood facelift from that weird guy in American Psycho and the guy with the lisp in that kinda cool but wacky movie Equilibrium to Batman; and he is back to save the world from complete and utter destruction.

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