Wednesday, 26 December 2012

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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Ruff Sqwad White Label Classics

On December the 10th 2012, my teenage years were rolled back with the release of Ruff Sqwad's White Label Classics cd. A compilation of some of the most sort after beats made by Rapid and Dirty, from way back when being on "endz" entailed one wearing fresh Champion NBA gear from footlocker, or an Akademiks tracksuit along with a pair of loose chunky laced air max 90s or 95s (which we christened in the hood as 110's, for their £110 price tag). I don't even think at the time the name "grime" had been given to this genre of music just yet.  
Music which I religiously locked into daily via Heat, Flava, Deja Vu or Rinse on my Nokia 8310. Back then Ruff Sqwad was one of my favorite crews, they were relatively younger in comparison to folks such as Wiley, God's Gift and a slew of other contributors to a genre of music we now know as grime but despite this, Ruff Sqwad were able to go toe to toe with the best of them as mcs and as producers. Rapid and Dirty's production, I feel was different to other producers in their field they seemed to make music which sounded like they were produced with real instruments (as silly as that sounds), unlike a lot of other folks whose stuff blantanly sounded like they had simply used the basic samples which come with Fruity Loops. I have to commend Rapid's inspirations and sampling choices, which at the time easily put him in his own lane. Not many back then could flip records as diverse and off the radar as he did, then make them flow well enough for mcs to spit over on pirate radio, looking back in hindsight that sh*t was insane. Another thing I really liked about the boys, is there was never any drama/ beef from them towards any other crews. They seemed to stay neutral all the way through, and for those who followed the music from way back will know ego's, road life and bad attitudes fueled by various "sendings" on dvd's and radio shows meant there was madness on a regular basis. With all the above said I would like to give a big shoutout to everyone who was involved in putting this cd out. It definitely has a special place in the heart of UK music which will live forever. If you want a copy make sure you're quick as numbers are low, buy it from here. Check out Rapid and Dirty Danger's interview with Benji B check it out below.
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Monday, 10 December 2012


In this extensive Interview with Montreality, Charlamagne Tha God speaks about:

- His story (0:20)
- The type of student he was at school (2:52)
- Jobs he had as a teenager growing up (4:50)
- The key to success (6:33)
- His passion for literature & favorite books (8:21)
- His upcoming self-help book (10:18)
- What he thinks he were in a previous lifetime (11:32)
- His last meal of choice (13:07)
- His favorite cartoon character (13:39)
- Living his truth (15:37)
- His thoughts on Lil Wayne's "I hate New York" comment (16:59)

The Urban Authority across Canada.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Pepsi MAX & Kyrie Irving Present: "Uncle Drew: Chapter 2"

I can’t lie, Pepsi did there thing with the first Uncle Drew viral. I’ve been eagerly anticipating a follow up with all the success they had with the first. Finally 5 months later we have the a new episode titled “chapter 2″. It also looks like there’s a bunch of other episodes lined up, just in time to run along with the new NBA season.




The Air Force 1 (or AF1) athletic shoe is a product of Nike, Inc. created by designer Bruce Kilgore. This was the first basketball shoe to use the Nike Air technology. This shoe is offered in low, mid and high top.

The name is a reference to Air Force One, the plane that carries the President of the United States. The shoes are sold in three different styles, low, mid and high. The mid-top and high-top Air Force 1s come with a velcro-securable strap; the mid-top strap is secured to the shoe while the high-top's strap is movable and removable on some versions. Although the shoe comes in many different colors and color schemes, the most common Air Force 1's sold are solid white (also referred to as white on white), the second most common being solid black (also referred to as black on black).

Another identifying characteristic of an Air Force 1 shoe is a small medallion (called a deubré) that is secured to the bottom of the laces but has holes on either side so it can be removed by sliding it off of the shoe lace. The medallion is engraved with the inscription "AF-1", with the year "'82" inscribed below it, and has historically been made out of a silver-colored metal (perhaps pewter). Its original design was more circular, but after a redesign for the Air Force 1's 25th anniversary in 2007 the medallion is now rectangular. (The redesign also involved encasing the inscription in white plastic; that was discarded in favor of the original medallion material.)

The Air Force 1 was produced in 1982 and discontinued the following year. It was re-released in 1986 with the modern italic Nike logo with a Swoosh on the bottom on the back of the shoe. Little has changed to the Air Force One since its creation in 1982, although the original stitching on the side panels is no longer present in modern versions of the shoe. Since then, over 1,700 color variations have been produced, bringing in an estimated 800 million USD/year in revenue.[1][3] The selling of the Air Force Ones online by certain retailers used to be prohibited by Nike who had restricted supply of the sneaker.[4] Nike now allows retailers to offer the shoe for sale online. As a performance shoe, the AF1 is still used for street play as well as for professional play. NBA players Jerry Stackhouse (who now wears Adidas) and Rasheed Wallace have worn AF1s on court.

Nike Air Force 1s were originally considered the favored shoe of inner-city youth, especially in Harlem New York; hence the nickname "Uptowns". Rapper Nelly and his group, St. Lunatics, collaborated on a 2002 single entitled "Air Force Ones" about the shoes. The shoe is also a focus of the 2007 Grammy-nominated single Classic (Better Than I've Ever Been), a collaboration between Kanye West, Nas, Rakim and KRS-One, that was produced by Rick Rubin.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The Blackout: Fat Joe Vs. Jay-Z At The Rucker

The legendary Rucker Park experienced its most exciting summer in 2003, when hip-hop mogul Jay-Z bought his team of NBA superstars to dethrone the reigning champs, Terror Squad, lead by rapper and CEO Fat Joe. The stories from that summer still are talked about till this day but the one question everyone always asks is if the Blackout didn't happen who would've won?

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Swizz Beatz Talks Meek Mill vs Cassidy Battle, and Talks Cassidy/ Freeway Battle (Video)

Swizz Beatz reveals who he picks in a battle between Cassidy and Meek Mill, and explains his decision. Swizz also talks about Cassidy's infamous battle with Freeway, and how he was an integral part of putting everything into power.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

25 Things Everyone Thinks About Hip-Hop (But Nobody Will Say).


25. Personality matters more than "skills."

"If skills sold, truth be told, I'd probably be, lyrically, Talib Kweli." Jay-Z's lyric makes nominal sense, at best—not that Kweli wasn't a skilled rapper, but Jay was always a more dexterous one, even when he "dumbed down" to double his dollars.

But in a larger sense, this statement points to why "skills" are such a bizarrely irrelevant factor in 99% of conversations about hip-hop. For most critics, the term "skills" applies to a very narrow range of possible talents. Songwriting, charisma, the possibility of surprise—anything that describes a well-rounded artist, or results in an enjoyable piece of music—are all subservient to the rapper's technique.

If there's one dominant thing in the rapper's control, it's their personality. Personality is, admittedly, more abstract, but that's what has made the biggest impact for every classic rapper.

Jay-Z isn't just dope because he's skilled. He's dope because those skills help form a better picture of a nonchalant rap star, whose nonchalance perfectly conveys his jaded persona. Skills are only a means to an end.

22. Explicitly political rap music will never change the world.

If you have strident political opinions and you want to make change happen, music might not be the best medium to address your cause. Yes, there are scattered examples in hip-hop history that show music's political potential, its ability to convey powerful messages, with Public Enemy being the most obvious and most successful. But these are rare.

An artist's ability to create meaningful change is also dependent on being heard by an audience that might act upon what they've learned. A lot of times, a political message gains power from being personal; rather than hectoring. Some of the best rappers would lead by example. (Think 2Pac's "Keep Your Head Up," rather than the condescending "Brenda's Got a Baby.")

This isn't an argument that music can or should disregard moral purpose; quite the opposite. Instead, artists should simply recognize that by labeling oneself as a "conscious" or "political" artist, a rapper is setting up himself or herself to merely preach to the choir. All too often, their decision to be "political" is more about branding than it is about creating real positive change.

20. If you don't make a music video for your song, it doesn't exist.

It's 2012, which means that, for most rap artists, there's no more passing around your demo tape with a phone number penciled on the side. No matter what level of success your song attains, the video is a necessity. Any attempt to pretend otherwise is just plain dumb.

Getting our music via the Internet means we experience everything visually as much as we do aurally. Swag matters. You think Kreayshawn would have a record deal without her video? "Gucci Gucci" was a catchy song, but it was the entire lifestyle conveyed through a four-minute clip that really made her career take off.

The same holds true for A$AP Rocky, Chief Keef, and Trinidad James. Videos have always been important for breaking artists; they convey a sensibility and identity. They've also never been as affordable as they are now. An army of videographers awaits your call.

Some guys smart ramble

The juxtaposition of contemporary civilisation at the apex of cultural complexity and societal sophistication is a monstrously mythical misrepresentation of the historical facts present in voluminous books. This mythology is unmaintainable, inconsistent and disproportionate. Historically, there have been numerous other highly developed and organised social structures, which were better socially, technologically and philosophically flourishing for thousands of years before our current era. In particular, Kemet and Kush, as ancient African civilisations taught ancient Greece and Rome, India, China, Japan, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Russia, Turkey, the Middle East, the Americas before Columbus and through the Silk Road route before Marco Polo and via sea faring trade, the details of development, organisation and innovation of art and science, which are indispensably intricate indicators of intelligently insightful improvements of imperative intellectual import. The results of which inoculate intellectual independence. In essence, the Classical period, the period of Enlightenment and the Renaissance in Europe and elsewhere in the world are attributed appropriately to the dissemination and transmission of ancient African knowledge including, writing, speech, grammar, arithmetic, architecture, astronomy, cosmography, topography, geography, theology, physiology, anatomy, medicine, music and so on.

Friday, 30 November 2012

A Word with Gemo Wong | Lead Design of NIKE Sportswear

Over here, we’d like to think that we know a thing or two about the landscape of sportswear. In reality, we’ve only scraped the foundation of things as lowly consumers who possess a minute knowledge of product. That’s not to say that we aren’t studious enough to ascertain the stories behind apparel and the designers who craft them. So set the scene: We’ve got the whole squad riding filthy in Beaverton with Nike gear stacked to the ceiling of our vehicles. But what makes the visit to Nike Headquarters special is how we managed to fiddle our way into an interview with the designer formerly known as brand director of the Jordan division, Mr. Gemo Wong. Likely a name that you’re not entirely familiar with. Likely someone who you know little to nothing about. Us either, if it hadn’t been for those on-another-echelon masterminds who used to run the defunct-for-the-time-being, Inquiring Mind Magazine. Though his name may not immediately ring a bell, I’m sure the brands Enyce, Phat Farm, Girbaud and Sean John do. Late 90’s to early 2000’s, Gemo was at the helm, subsequently running operations as either Design Director or Senior Designer for each of those heavy hitting urban labels. Our concern on this trip to Nike World Campus was to re-introduce the designer currently known as Lead Design hand at Nike Sportswear. If you scour the inter-web there really is zero information on Gemo, other than a Linkedin account, a 1-minute clip on Youtube and remnants of his Inqmnd feature on Flickr. He’s as privately self-contained in person as he seems to be on paper. For the short time we were able to spend with Gemo, he remained reserved and stoic, unready to divulge his every secret but revealing if you asked the right questions. As a young Filipino-Chinese boy growing up in sparsely populated Cairo, Illinois, it was the revelation of the Air Jordan III that catalyzed his intrigue for Michael and the brand behind him. Fast-forward past a stint at the Illinois Institute of Art and he’s smack dab in the midst of NYC’s hey-day in urban fashion. Rubbing shoulders with the likes of Diddy and Russell Simmons obviously had its advantages and it served as a launchpad into getting his shot with the brand he aligned himself with at an early age. Nearly 8 years removed from the fast-pace and flashy beginnings in the Big Apple, now Gemo is quite comfortable near the top of the creative totem at Nike, Inc. From managing the reproduction of Nike’s iconic sneakers; to adapting the current scope of their footwear & apparel and also working on special projects with the likes of a Kanye West – to us, he is a leader in a culture that we so anxiously want to uncover for those as curious as we are. Humble enough to welcome us on a deserted Sunday at the campus, we can’t express enough, the gratitude we have for being allowed to tour a facility that many only dream of entering. And not only that, allowing us the time to pick the brain of an unsung hero in our eyes. So if you will, follow us down 1 Bowerman Drive and have a good look at one our conversation with Lead Man On Campus himself. foreword + interview by Justin Lintag stills by Kenn Navarra, Androne Ravalo film by Mario & Marlon Soriano Full
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Monday, 26 November 2012

BBC Documentary: Sun Ra, Brother From Another Planet

Sun Ra was born on the planet Saturn some time ago. The best accounts agree that he emerged on Earth as Herman Blount, born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1914, although Sun Ra himself always denied that Blount was his surname. He returned to Saturn in 1993 after creating a stunningly variegated and beautiful assemblage of earthly and interplanetary music, most notably with his fervently loyal Arkestra.

Sun Ra and his Arkestra were the subject of a few documentary films, notably Robert Mugge's 'A Joyful Noise' (1980), which interspersed performances and rehearsals with Sun Ra's commentary on various subjects ranging from today's youth to his own place in the cosmos.

Today's documentary, Don Letts' 'Sun Ra, Brother From Another Planet' from 2005, reuses some of Mugge's material and includes some additional interviews.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Matthew Williams



Directed by: Matthew Williams
Art Direction by: A$AP BARI
Styling by: Tom Guinness
Editing by: Nathaniel Brown
Music by: Mano 4 TreaTed Crew

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

IKEA Playin' With My Friends Music Video, Masters in France

The new IKEA music video "Playin' With My Friends" is performed by Masters In France and is all about people coming together and hanging out. No matter what age they are.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Swizz Beats on the Breakfast club

20:20mins in

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Colours Magazine.

matters of taste rugby ralph lauren - a eulogy

Today, a friend of mine was issued a death warrant. It may seem absurd to attach such melodrama to a clothing brand, let alone one owned and incepted entirely by one of the largest apparel companies in the world, yet I can’t help the way I feel. For those who don’t know, buried in the annals of a Q2 report in WWD was the sad news that Ralph Lauren will be shuttering its moderately priced collegiate-inspired Rugby label. Eclipsing the arrival of Rugby’s impending doom were particularly ebullient earnings: Ralph Lauren Corp. reported a net income of $214 million with net revenues of $1.9 billion, both higher than the projected numbers.
Adding to the frustration is the brand’s reasoning for nixing Rugby – that they’d like to “focus resources on higher growth [and] more scalable global opportunities with the core Ralph Lauren brand.” Wait, what? This could mean a number of things. First of all, it’s very likely that the brand wasn’t making enough money. Stores closed in Palo Alto, the West Village and more since expanding across the nation from a single concept that popped up in 2004 on Newbury Street, Boston. Rugby also opened, however, in London, Tokyo, Manhattan and East Hampton, to name a few of the 14 current locations. Ralph is a shrewd businessman and understands that an aspirational image as powerful as Rugby’s can often overshadow manners of cash flow. It’s for that reason that I ascertain the brand has been declared shuttered not only because it wasn’t making enough money, but also due to a disconnect with Ralph Lauren’s corporate plan for the label. With so many horses in the Polo stable, Ralph is ready to consolidate.
Rugby has never been an authentic brand. From the start it was conceived to entrap a collegiate clientele more interested in motif-emblazoned braces and chunky shawl collared cardigans than scrapping in the scrum. In fact, multiple prep schools in England have outwardly expressed dismay at the label’s brash attempts to copy age-old crests and slap them onto blazers for the masses. Yet despite its old-money Vineyard Vines target demographic, something happened to Rugby: It somehow became cool. Downtown kids like myself started to outgrow their streetwear inclinations yet still yearned for touches of “Fuck You” ostentation. Gone were our Billionaire Boys Club diamond and dollar sign hoodies. In their place came Easter egg cashmere sweaters, brightly striped football scarves and varsity jackets covered in the aforementioned imaginary school crests. Rugby played an important part in helping my generation “grow up” without losing the juvenile mischief present in much of its collections. It’s also undeniable that the brand forced competitors like J. Crew and Brooks Brothers to step up diversity in designs. No longer were a skinny and an average model of dress shirt enough. All of the sudden, 19 year olds were clamoring for spread collars and notch lapels. Rugby didn’t just indoctrinate its fans into a world of vintage Americana, but it also educated them. For competitors, this was dangerous. As a result, menswear offerings in particular got better and more affordable across the board.
Indeed, Rugby must not fit into Ralph Lauren’s desired niche anymore. Perhaps the powerhouse is banking it all on the lower-end, grungy Denim and Supply line hocked by EDM superstar Avicii. Perhaps “the Company” has grown tired of the trickle-down effect Rugby has had on younger clientele – providing Purple Label swagger in the form of pinstriped suits and French cuffed shirts to a group who may never have outgrown its inclination towards the well-designed and supremely affordable Rugby brand. I’m not in a place to answer the question of “Why?” I can only lament and tell my side of the story.
Rugby was always about lifestyle, somehow authenticating itself more than any other brand in its price-point. While labels like Abercrombie labored under the direction of a crazed youth-obsessed leader, Rugby managed to entice the hip, interesting and supremely stylish set without even trying. Despite the highly manicured stores and borderline ridiculous lookbooks, Rugby actually embraced youth culture with laudable nonchalance. The brand’s blog not only pitted local store’s outfits against one another but also featured recommended music and restaurants that came from the boutique’s employees themselves. And what employees they were. I had the good fortune of working at RRL in Washington, DC while in college (that store is also now shuttered) and spent a solid amount of time cavorting next door with friends who worked at Rugby and the highly underrated Rugby Café. Between DC and my native Manhattan, I discovered a set of ambitious, artistic young people who actually embodied the brand they were hired to serve as mannequins for. You could walk into a store, play some foosball or play around with a navy and yellow Rugby ball, grab a drink next door and maybe leave with an oxford shirt.  But that sale wasn’t the logic behind stepping into the boutique. Fans of Rugby went to the retail locations for an experience. In my case, I even ended up with some new friends, good conversation and a back catalogue of preppy wares that is sure to last me a lifetime.
A few hours ago, Rugby’s Facebook page posted the message:
 “Ralph Lauren Corporation has made the strategic decision to close Rugby stores and the ecommerce site. The stores and site will remain open and operational until the close of business on February 2nd. There is plenty of time to get stocked up on your favorite pieces until then.”
I wish they had written something more emotional, more honest and more in-touch with the accidental fan who has found himself purchasing their wares consistently for the last eight years. I wish they had appealed to the family, the lifestyle that Rugby has come to represent to me. Nonetheless, the brand’s demise has been as corporate as its conception. In the wake of shuttering its doors, I will surely miss Rugby. But then again, I will still inevitably feel like a goofy badass in my skull-and-crossbones sweaters and obnoxiously striped collegiate blazers. And no one can take that away from me.
Douglas Brundage is a contributor to Hypebeast Magazine and a marketing strategist living and working in NYC.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Just Blaze - Crate Diggers

In this episode Just Blaze, the producer behind Jay-Z's "Public Service Announcement" and Kanye West's "Touch the Sky", talks about key samples that inspired "The Black Album", a fateful story about Aaliyah and the best lesson he learned from DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Crate Diggers profiles people with extraordinary vinyl record collections, with owners displaying and telling the stories behind their collections.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Martin Margiela


ON Monday night at Martin Margiela’s runway show, an event that marked the 20th anniversary of one of the most influential and enigmatic designers on the global fashion stage with a collection based on the highlights of his career, Mr. Margiela, as is his custom, was nowhere to be seen.
An anomaly in an industry that places enormous value on the image and accessibility of its personalities, Mr. Margiela has maintained an astonishing elusiveness. He refuses to grant face-to-face interviews and has rarely been photographed, a provocative stance intended to emphasize two dogmatic principles: first, that Mr. Margiela’s designs, as confounding as they may be, should speak for themselves; and, second, that the work he shows is inherently the product of a collaborative team, not one person. 

Hence, he does not take a bow at his shows, and all correspondence from his atelier here is traditionally written in the plural form with the signature “Maison Martin Margiela.”
This policy has led Mr. Margiela to be called fashion’s invisible man. His influence, perhaps as great as that of any living designer, is less often questioned than is his very existence.
Over the last year, however, the significance of Mr. Margiela as a living, breathing person — albeit ultimately unknowable — has taken on a new dimension. He has told colleagues that he wants to stop designing and that he has begun a search for his successor at the house.
Early this year, Mr. Margiela, 51, approached Raf Simons, another well-regarded Belgian designer who at the time was renegotiating his contract with Jil Sander, proposing that Mr. Simons take over the collection, according to associates of the designers. But nothing came of the conversation, and this fall Mr. Simons agreed to a three-year contract renewal with Jil Sander.
On Monday, Renzo Rosso, the chief executive of Diesel Group, which acquired Margiela’s business in 2002, added to the speculation that Mr. Margiela had not been involved in recent collections when The International Herald Tribune published this quotation from him: “We are very happy with Martin, but for a long time he has a strong team and does not work on the collection, just special projects.”
After the show on Monday, Mr. Rosso would not clarify Mr. Margiela’s role, but said that the company was working with a headhunter to find a designer “to complete our team.” Asked if Mr. Margiela was leaving, he said: “Never say never, but I cannot imagine. I love him.”
Mr. Margiela’s importance was obvious at the anniversary show, which included renditions of his great and witty conceptual designs: coats made of synthetic wigs, bodysuits that fused parts of trench coats and tuxedo jackets, and mirrored tights made to look like disco balls. But his impact is even more obvious on the designers he has influenced, including Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen and everyone else who showed pointed shoulders this season. Azzedine Alaïa recently called Mr. Margiela the last individual vision. 

A graduate of Belgium’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts and a former assistant to Jean Paul Gaultier in Paris, Mr. Margiela was among a group of designers from Antwerp who caused a shift in fashion in the late ’80s by tearing apart and reassembling garments at the seams, introducing techniques that would have a lasting impact on everything from streetwear to haute couture. The acceptability of shredded jeans, for example, owes a debt to Mr. Margiela. But he has worked with such anonymity that only dedicated fashion consumers instantly recognize his name.
“Martin’s influence in fashion has been quite vast,” said Kaat Debo, the artistic director of the ModeMuseum, or MoMu, in Antwerp, where a retrospective of Mr. Margiela’s work opened this month. “Often what you see in the mainstream today is something that Martin introduced 20 years ago, and in a shocking way. For example, the showing of unfinished clothes with frayed hems or seams on the outside, which he did years ago, are things today that are seen as quite normal.”
Mr. Margiela’s runway shows have been alternately electrifying or humorous or sexy or just plain weird, as when he introduced a hooflike shoe in 1992 that has since become a Margiela signature. More recently, he presented a pair of $600 sunglasses that look like a censor bar. He has shown coats reconstructed with a sock at the elbow or sleeves protruding from the front and back; jackets with the sleeves turned inside out into capes; and, in 1994, an entire collection based on what Barbie’s wardrobe would look like if it were blown up to life size. (click)

Scott Mckenzie

Depression is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign that you have been trying to be strong for too long.

It doesn't matter if you Don't know anybody... you just gotta become that guy, that others wanna know


Thursday, 18 October 2012

With his eponymous store on 125th Street in Harlem, Dapper Dan pioneered streetwear in the early 1980s by co-opting luxury branding from the likes of Louis Vuitton and MCM and designing original menswear with high-end detail—including exquisite leathers, furs, and skins. First drawing neighborhood hustlers and friends, Dan eventually outfitted rappers and other celebs of the time, such as Eric B & Rakim and Mike Tyson, to name a few. Now, nearly thirty years after entering the clothing game, Dan is plotting his return to the public eye. The reclusive designer recently sat down with Life +Times to discuss his career—alongside childhood friend Pee Wee Kirkland—retracing Harlem history in the process.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Custom All-Black Vintage Rolex Watches

Monday, 1 October 2012

Friday, 22 June 2012

The Secrete History Of Our Streets Caledonian Road

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

16s and 19s - Disclosuremusic

Two brothers who produce music together one is 16 and the other is 19. 
Absolute smash.
Your life will change after clicking the below link.


it's always about people and not the computer.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Fraiser Cooke


The king of this sh*t, one of my personal marketing heros and Living London legend Fraser Cooke chops it up with KTC. I haven't come across that many interviews with the king so it's definitely a must read enjoy it HERE & HERE

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

My two bosses pioneering sh*t

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Sunday Listening

My Sunday listening goes like this
- mononcle weekly
- monocle entrepunders show
- good hood / good vibes mix

Friday, 13 April 2012

jai paul remix my heart is beating like a jungle


Saturday, 7 April 2012

Recognised Music Vol.2

The Recognised Music facebook members have once again come together to present you with our second mixtape titled RM vol.2.

The one hour mix is mixed by our very own DJ IVAN6. And contains cuts which have been finely selected by myself, Signal Motive, Joel Gonzi and Dj IVAN6 from a wide array of music, which have been uploaded by the rest of the RM Facebook members during the months of January and February.

On the mix there are a bunch of forgotten gems, a few future classics and some instant head nodders. So, be sure to play it over the longer Easter weekend and download it for the commutes next week.

Track Listing

1 - Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Spottie
2 - Mos Def - Auditorium
3 - Snoop Dogg ft Dr Dre & D Angelo - Imagine
4 - Pharoahe Monch - The Life
5 - Slumdog - 04
6 - Fat Joe Big Punisher Jadakiss Nas Raekwon - John Blaze
7 - DMX - Slippin' Jah
8 - Madlib - Soon the New Day
9 - Etta James - All I could do was cry
10 - Waajeed - The Cake
11 - Talib Kweli - Reflection Eternal
12 - Flying Lotus - RobertaFlack
13 - Jamiroquai - Morning Glory
14 - Notorious Big - Microphone Murderer
15 - Busta Rhymes - Everything remains raw
16 - DJ Jazzy Jeff ft Erro - Rock with You
17 - Tek 9 - Sweet Dreams & Goodnight
18 - Double Burger with Cheese
19 - Common - Sweet
20 - M.I.A - Bad Girls
21 - Heavy D & The Boyz - Somebody for me (Acapella)
22 - Heart Beat - Zaki Ibrahim
23 - Georgia Anne Muldrow - Remix Suite for Ma Dukes Untitled/ Fantastic
24 - A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum (Instrumental)
25 - Erick Sermon ft. Marvin Gaye - Music
26 - Iceberg Slim - Starship
27 - Double 99 - RIP Groove (Original Mix)
28 - Pete Rock & CL Smooth - They Reminisce Over You

Join the RM Facebook group here >

Thanks to the group for the all support Recognised Music - misterlego, DJIVAN6 aka Matt Pugh, Joel aka Gonzi and Signal Motive.


Friday, 6 April 2012

Erup - Click My Finger

Whenever I shake someones hand, I click my fingers.
Holdtight Vikas for putting me onto this one.

Erimaj - live from the loft

My family from across the pound EMIRAJ had the pleasure of blessing
Tones, Live At The Loft night.
For those not familiar with EMIRAJ, they're a contemporary jazz band.
Just watch the video and see how they kill sh*t.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Lacoste X BNTL

A couple weeks back myself and the rest of the BNTL family through a little party at the
Lacoste Live store located at 13 Newburgh Street, Soho London, W1F 7RS. Now, not to be big headed, but we tore sh*t down.
The turn out was phenomenal from start to finish and a total surprise to me. With a mix of familiar faces and new faces it was a beautiful night with good vibes and a well deserved boss meal over at mcdonalds.

But with all the above said, I must say the best bit of the night was when I saw one of my female friends take off her jacket... shhhhhhhhhhhhhhit had a brother weak at his knees! I never new she was working with all that healthy meat. As we say in the hood "JEEEEEEEEEZ"
she made me want to get my johnny bravo on.