Last Thursday NYC’s Flatbush Zombies took over the Red Bull Studios in London, as part of Red Bull’s New York Departure Lounge events. Packed out the crowd were warmed up by DJs Alitrec, Koreless, Rudi Zygadlo, Throwing Snow, T Williams & Benjamin Damage. Complementary drinks from Red Bull and stacks on stacks of pizza completed the American atmosphere. Not to mention the dollar bill toilet roll$…
The crowd when nuts when the Zombies came out to perform, and soon shot straight off to the after party at The Alibi. Where things inevitability got hot, dirty, and very sticky. Still felt expen$ive with that dollar bill toilet roll though..
Thanks Red Bull!
I got put onto this amazing documentary by a mate from NYC who was visiting London over the long Easter weekend. A recommendation which was initiated through curiosity, after watching this fan made Azealia Banks video for her track, Fierce. The fan made video uses cuts from the Paris Is Burning, a documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston.
Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African American, Latino, gay and transgender communities involved in it. Many members of the ball culture community consider Paris Is Burning to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the “Golden Age” of New York City drag balls, as well as a thoughtful exploration of race, class, and gender in America.
I’m not going to front, it definitely is a wild one to watch, but well worth the 1 hour and 16 minute.
For all my hip hop enthusiast around town, check out this video of New York artist Jay Shells who posts street signs around nyc which hold reference to famous rap lyrics.
Definitely got my eye on that Jay z and Jimi street sign.
Genius & GZA Chef Raekwon & Ghostface Killah & U-God – Investigative Reports
Big Daddy Kane – Stop Shammin’
Big L – Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous
Jeru The Damaja – You Can’t Stop The Prophet
Mos Def – Mathematics
M.O.P. – Brownsville
Kool G Rap – For Da Brothaz
Heavy D – Get Fresh Hev
Mobb Deep – Give Up The Goods (Just Step)
Showbiz & A.G. – Next Level
Jay-Z – Where I’m From
Cam Ron & Jim Jones Feat. Master P – Bout It, Bout It…
Really feeling some of the garms from Kith NYC‘s latest collection. All pieces as you can see come in women and kids fits, as well as mens. Every garment is hand made in New York with no compromise made on style or quality across the genders and ages. I for one am sincerely impressed, and will definitely be keeping a closer eye on these cats across the pond. My personal stand out piece is the KITH X Ebbets satin jackets.
One another note, talk about the shoot isn’t it just so peaceful? the location and composition in every shot is so on point.
Some real strong visuals in the latest A$AP Rocky video which has taken inspiration from the classic movie, City of God. Filmed in the Dominican Republic this one will surely have you begging for some sun in your life. Real shame about the ghastly song.
I never get tired of looking at Shabazz‘s photos of old NYC.
Check out this special re-mastered edition of Ghostface’s 1996′s debut, Ironman. This is a must pick up for “all my dedicated brothers that love the shit”. The box set can be purchased here or here for the deluxe edition.
Ghostface Killah Ironman Premium Collection: “Gold Edition” Bundle Includes:
- 24k Audiophile Gold Disc (the CD itself is embedded with 24-karat gold) housed in a “Cherrywood Trophy Box” with a gold IRONMAN plaque
- 48-page full color hard cover book, including extended artwork, album lyrics and text written by Chris Faraone
- Black 2-piece outer box with gold foil sticker embossed with the Ghostface Ironman logo – 12″x12″ puzzle featuring a reproduction of the Ironman cover art (Get on Down Exclusive)
- Double Vinyl Full Color Gatefold LP
- 18” x 24” replica of the original retail poster
His name is Dustin Hoffman, he lives in NYC and he’s a bad boy shooter. Not much more to add.
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Make sure you support my favorite mc of all time when he releases his newest album “12 Reasons To Die” on April 16th, for more info here.
The current king of cap game 40oz Van takes Kamarloop tv uptown NYC to educate us on his favorite sandwich called the “Chopped Cheese” and his favorite hood desserts. Funny is not the word to describe this video, holdtight karmaloop I need more stuff like this online.