Archive for December, 2011

Outdoorsmen Homecoming @ Highline Ballroom…

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

I knew the show at the Highline Ballroom was going to be like a homecoming celebration for the Outdoorsmen. These guys have been grinding for years looking for a little sliver of light for them to crack into the game. The flood for the Outdoorsmen has been going strong all 2011 long. Action, Meyhem then Action all dropping albums to high acclaim.

The show at the Highline would be the 2011 victory lap and the startoff to a busy music filled 2012 for these brothers. The crowd at the Highline started filling up the space early even tho’ I think a mini hurricane blew thru NYC just an hour or so earlier. These fans are as hardbody as the Outdoorsmen they came out to listen to.

Shouts to Mishka for making sure people came out to celebrate.

You know its a big night in Hip-Hop when people pull out their BEST footwear. Boots ruled the roost on this night, but you know a pair of Jordans is always gonna sneak in the building.

Mad props to Despot sporting the Danner guide boots and the homey rocking the Timberland stormtrooper super boots. These Timberland joints look CLEEEEEEEEEEEAN!

Who is this vintage gear addict with a suicide ski jacket on his back?!?

Awww man, that’s our homey Timm. He’s the dude who gave me that opportunity to write for AOL. Timm is a cool dude and he’s a lifestyler. This event was the type of party where you pulled some ‘Lo shit out. Just wait until Timeless Truth performs at Highline Ballroom next year. ‘Lo End Theory anyone?

Rappers waited in the wings to get their hands on a microphone. Maffew Ragazino was at the ready and performed three(3) of his features at the show. 40 Diesel was there too but he doesn’t rap. Yet.

Ragazino wins my hardest working rapper in 2011 award just for being at every studio recording session and every Tuesday nite Hip-Hop show from B.B.Kings on down to S.O.B.’s. If Ragazino is the hardest working rapper then Action Bronson is the hottest rapper in the game right now.

The outdoorsmen flooded the stage for Action Bronson’s verses. This was their chance to stand up too. Jay Steel couldn’t cotain his excitement and walked in front of the microphone #1 artist several times.

Action and the Outdoorsmen were in good spirits all night and the folks who came out in this crazy weather were rewarded with more than they could have bargained for.

But even a banging show wasn’t enough for our homey Dmitry Jordan. I had to go wrest him from taking Meyhem Lauren ears’ hostage with mundane questions about which songs were and were not performed. Dmitry’s a good dude tho’. Haha.

I see you Dan, trying not to talk as much shit as Dmitry. LOL

I can’t talk to everyone who came thru to the show but I thank all of you who have supported these artists from the first time you heard their music. As soon as this show was done I started scheming on the next event. How about Sean Price headlining a bill at the Highline?

What do you think Matt RAZ?


Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Emotional Outfits…

Before I ever met the Outdoorsmen I had a chance to build with the Timeless Truth movement. These brothers brought that glorious fabric of classic NYC back to life. Timeless Truth embodies that Polo/Timberland/NorthFace/Nike/NewEra lifestyle we love so much at this site.

The project that Timeless Truth has been working on since the beginning is cooking up perfectly. Rock-It Science is straight up sautee status and about to be served like a heatrock. The appertif is called ‘Brugal y Presidentes’ and that’s just to let you know they NEVER gonna forget where they come from.

Lastnite’s show at the Highline Ballroom deserves to be credited to Vintage Gear Addicts and the Hip-Hop community they’ve been building for all their life. Timeless Truth is gonna be the piece to complete the puzzle for this Queens rap takeover. Make sure you bookmark their page if you fux with DallasPenndotcom.

Health Is Wealth…

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

A few months back I was asked to try this product called OXYwater after their rep had watched my rants against 7-11. He told me that the product was a sports drink like nothing on the market because it didn’t have all the shiite that most sports drinks put into their formula.

Firstly, there was no sugar put into this drink. Not one stinking gram. There isn’t any sucralose or any of those carcinogenic fake sweeteners either. I h8 the taste of that shit. Next, there isn’t any caffeine to spike your metabolism. No carbs. No caffeine and no calories.

I know what your thinking too. This product must taste like shiite. Nope. It’s actually refreshing and clean. I’ll attribute that to the fact it has added oxygen. I’m thinking this beverage is like a hyperbaric chamber inside of a 20 oz. bottle. Because, who has the money to pay for a hyperbaric chamber in their crib.

OXYwater is for the rest of us. The regular people who live in America and prA’li need to have less sugar, high fructose corn syrup, sucralose, caffeine and calories in their diets. People just like me. I jumped at the opportunity to try this product as part of a tweak to my lifestyle.

I’m not gonna lie and tell you that I’m completely off Ghetto Big Macs, but I’m off soda and Slurpees and I’m also ex-ing Snapple from lifestyle as well. I’ll keep a running video series going of my progress with this amended diet just like you see all the Timberland and sneakers I love to talk about.

I’m trying something new for this next spin around the sun.

I’m trying OXYwater.

So should you.


Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Since I’m still on my Philly vibe I decided which kicks I need to rock to the Roots picnic next year.

I’m copping these Nike Vac-Tech Barkleys because they are HARD!

Barkley’s signature shoes always had that substantial hardbody silhouette. Barkley’s game was actually supernatural because he was shorter than his listed height of 6′-6″. Some have said that Barkley was actually 6′-2″. LOL. Dude is the GOAT Phoenix Sun but these shoes are all about that Philly swag colorway.

Nike’s Vac-Tech constructs the upper of one seamless shell. Even the foams have seams at the heels and toebox. These joints are definitely some Independence Day neck snappers. I’ma free myself from all the Jordan hype with these buttermilks.

Young Gliss – ‘Charles Bradley’

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

I need to get back to Philly soon just to float thru the city and enjoy their culture. Also to snack attack the Reading Terminal Market. The track below is from a Philly artist named Young Gliss signed to Dice Raw’s imprint.

Dice Raw was the mastermind behind the Roots latest project ‘UnDun’, but he has been an integral part of the whole movement for a minute. Dice Raw is that Philadelphia soulful aspiration mixed with the blues and Philly’s legendary blue-collar work ethic.

I fux with whatever Dice Raw is pushing [ll]. So should you.

Young Gliss – ‘Charles Bradley’