Archive for October, 2012

Rick Ross – The Black Bar Mitzvah (Mixtape)

Rick Ross releases his newest mixtape along with its controversial cover art featuring himself atop the Star of David. Ricky Rozay’s 18 track-long mixtape sees a number of instrumentals used in songs from G.O.O.D Music, Juicy J, Future and 2 Chainz, to name but a few. Fittingly named “The Black Bar Mitzvah,” the tape also features guests Diddy, Drake, Pharrell and a handful of members from the Maybach Music Group. The entire mixtape can be streamed below, courtesy of DatPiff, and can be downloaded here.



Pharrell Williams Relaunches ICECREAM Skate Team

Pharrell Williams has marked the triumphant return of the ICECREAM Skate team with a promotional video accompanied by a previously unreleased track from the Virginia Beach native. Naming up-and-comers Andre Beverley, Emmet Duffy, Jamel Marshall and Stephan Martinez as the first members of the squad, the ensuing action-packed clip shows off the talents of the handpicked crew. Pharrell commented, “Growing up, you see it everywhere: kids with all the talent in the world, but with very few or no opportunities. Well, these are those kids and we’re giving them that opportunity. They’ve got the skill. They’ve got the personality. They’ve got a real story and ICECREAM is the platform for them to show that. It’s gonna be a beautiful thing to watch them grow.”

Volume 1 mixtape below

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Kendrick Lamar featuring Dr. Dre – Compton (Produced by Just Blaze)

But don’t forget about Compton. Perhaps a substantial understatement, Kendrick Lamar has done well for himself by linking up with both old school and new school talent as his rise to the top has unfolded. A follow-up to his first banger with Dr. Dre, “The Recipe,” Lamar unleashes his latest “Compton” alongside Dr. Dre with a production assist by Just Blaze. Honoring their hometown, the production value is taken to a whole new level as Lamar opens up the track before a hook cuts in with a harmonious ode to Compton. Exchanging verses, both Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar flow over Just Blaze’s always consistent beats with a synergy that reaffirms Lamar’s position alongside the ranks of seasoned veterans that he’s been aligning himself with as of late.

New Video: The Weeknd “Rolling Stone”

When you need someone to lean on, you can lean on The Weeknd. With that said, here’s his black-and-white directed by himself. Off his Thursday mixtape and also his upcoming Trilogy. Cover art below.

Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 2012

Following hot on the heels of the Nike SB Dunk Low is this latest release in the long line of must-have collaborations between Supreme and Nike. The Air Force 1 is the model of choice this time around with three colorways – olive, black and camo – ready for launch. The upper has been crafted from CORDURA, a military-grade fabric that is not only lightweight but surprisingly strong. The Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 is expected to be in stores in November. A Japanese retail price has been set at ¥14,700 (approximately $188 USD).