Archive for September, 2012

Happy New Year ‘Trane…

Monday, September 24th, 2012


I can remember when I first really heard John Coltrane and how I felt he was on this mission to find God with his instrument. Actually, he had found God and he was looking to constantly commune with God via music.

The human voice is a beautiful instrument and by extension the horns which magnify its radiance. This video clip is a little bit of church and for those that believe its a little bit of heaven. Happy new year John Coltrane.

LEX: Hip-Hop Alphabet

Monday, September 24th, 2012

LEX is one of the longtime lifestyle representatives you see leaving comments on various drops here at so it’s only right that we give him some time to preview a project he’s been putting his soul into.

LEX project is titled ‘H.A.S.H.’ (How About Some Hardcore) and this joint is the lead single. Give my dude some of your earspace my Internets. He is our family.

Get Your Bell Rung…

Monday, September 24th, 2012

7pm, Thursday, September 27th
Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Blvd., New York, NY
Click here to RSVP or call 212-491-2040

Join ImageNation Cinema Foundation and the Schomburg Center for the New York Premiere of Bell Rung: A Football Mindset. Scores of ex-players live a silent life of emotional, physical, and financial struggle resulting from their days in the professional arena, and endure lifelong struggles due to uncared for concussions.

Join moderator Michael O’Keefe of the NY Daily News, former All Pro Super Bowl champion Dorsey Levens, nuerologist Dr. Joelle Mast, director Zach Herman, producer Nick Basta and others, for a talk back following the screening.

Co-produced by Levens, Bell Rung asks the questions that need to be asked: Is it acceptable for professional football players to remain neglected by the league and owners as they confront a post-professional football life of disability and perpetual pain?

Should professional football players have to endure trauma-induced brain damage, early onset dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease, often beginning well before the age of fifty and resulting in astronomical medical expenses without appropriate coverage?

Is society content to allow these former sports warriors to be cast aside and forgotten when they are no longer part of our national entertainment? Bell Rung answers these seeks the answers.

Log Cabin Lifestyle…

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

I love this time of the year. I’m already plotting my Outfit Architecture for the next few months. I’m going in for the nuevo-hikernati swag. I’m gonna be extra heavy on my Timberland grind.

I sold a few kicks on eBay so I could justify buying this vest in a meetup for $100

The plaid shirt and Tim 7-eye Goretex are from the archives at C.S. crib.

I love these Polo vests with the snap-off hoods. I have a black one as well, and now I just need the blue joint, or is that O.D.?

The 7-eye Goretex are sweet. I can tell you that I wear these joints without socks because they feel that good to my feet. That being said they aren’t my first choice as the footings for this ‘Fit. I’ve got my eye on a pair of Timberland x Rag & Bone ranger boots which are sublimely fresh. I’ma try and sneak this into C.S. crib under her radar.

I don’t even know why I’m putting these ‘Fits together since I don’t wear anything when I go hiking…

Lunchroom Battles: The Mixtape…

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

What was it about rap music that made you tune in so completely? Was it the deft use of language? Was it the boom bap of the drumbeat? Whatever it was that made you fall in love with rap music when you first heard it is contained on this mixtape produced by my homey Gudtyme.

Lunchroom Battles is a compilation of some of the more rare early rap recordings from legends like NaS, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap and Slick Rick, plus other rap heroes gone but never forgotten. Lunchroom Battles is a document to how far rap has come since people were taking this shit as a joke, a passing fad with a chain and a rope.

Gudtyme called this first edition of what will be a series of mixtapes; ‘Lunchroom Battles: Desperately Seeking Vanessa‘. You have to read the drop he wrote to fully understand the title. BTW, the nude pic of Vanessa Williams is NSFW