Archive for March, 2012


Saturday, March 31st, 2012

I’ve got hell’a ‘Pick Ups’ videos to post but in the meantime and in between time I thought I’d give you a look at the latest LeBron signature shoe. The Lebron 9 ‘Summit Lake Hornets’ is a tribute to LeBron’s pop warner basketball team.

I like how the shoes remark the colorway from the OG Charlotte Hornets. I can see Kendall Gill rocking this swag with his flattop (before he got those frosted tip dreads – uggh)

Kendall Gill might have played for every team in the league, but he was never better than when he was in Charlotte.

The teal and royal purple are like they were meant for each other.

I really like the LeBron 9 for the instep of the shoe. The arch support is supreme. The ‘SL Hornets’ also have the slickest of details.

I bet you these shoes could have helped the Hornets get past the Bulls back in the 1990s? Okay, maybe not.

Before ‘Reloaded’ Got All Trendy…

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

roc marc

Roc Marci was pushing that ‘Reloaded’ language before it became all trendy for rappers to use it. Marcberg was the best album in 2010. Here’s to placing ‘Marcberg: Reloaded’ in the top of 2012s list earrrly.

Out Da Box TV chops it up with the god…

Downtown 2012…

Monday, March 26th, 2012

It was all a dream…

A few months back I got an e-mail from a rep at Reebok who had seen a TWit I posted about how I thought the Reebok Basquiat’s were dope. I honestly liked the collaboration because it didn’t look forced or contrived. The shoes actually made me look at Reebok a little differently.

I also received an e-mail from a rapper named Esso. He’s been around for a minute and he’s someone I like as a person altho’ I hadn’t fully connected to him musically. Esso is a talnted dreamer tho’. I can’t forget about the project he did to pay homage to the 25th anniversary of Thriller, and then M.J. passed away a few months later, but right before the release of the project.

Good for Esso that he didn’t let crossed stars deter him from his path. Esso kept making his art and this time he had a project which was inspired by an iconic NYC artist. Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Esso had sent me the link to his ‘Son Of SAMO’ mixtape. SAMO (say mo) was the graff alias of Basquiat and a fellow artist. Basquiat thought he could challenge the art scene by being provacative and subversive. Mainly tho’, he was trying to find his place in the world. Aren’t we all?

I thought I could find my place by creating a dynamic visual document to one of Esso’s tracks while placing him in a pair of Reebok’s Basquiat sneakers. Art. Commerce. Fashion. Consumption. Music. Blackness. All the things that I have dropped science on since this website has been online.

All of these concepts will come together on Thursday evening when I host the premiere of Esso’s ‘Death Do Us’ music video and live performance at the Reebok Classics Space in NYC’s infamous Lower East Side.

If you are in NYC on Thursday, March 29th, please stop by 145 Orchard Street at 7pm and celebrate this life with me and Esso. The journey never stops Internets, I’m so glad you could come along for the ride.

The Boot Camp Clique Chronicles…

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Just when I think I’m done with adding to my Timberland archive they drop a new style which gets me all hyped up. I fux with day hikers and trailrunners hardbody. They are the perfect urban boot complement to my Polo RL lifestyle.

These new Pathrock Mid GTX are rough, rugged and raw.

Fear Of A Black Planet…

Monday, March 26th, 2012

I’m still a little depressed from the Trayvon Martin tragedy. I’m depressed that the info recyclers haven’t requested the proper information from the authorities and just the fact that the wheels of justice move so slowly for Black males.

The police chief has decided to resign temporarily while the case is investigated by the federal government. I’m hoping that the police will be charged as criminals in this case as well.

The notion that a statement of self-defense prevents an arrest is inconceivable. Maybe a self-defense argument might stand up in a trial, but there is no way you can avoid being ARRESTED, and drug or alcohol tested. Unless you are a police officer and even then they have to answer to internal affairs after several days.

These police were fucked the fuck up from the gate. They hid Trayvon’s cellphone and didn’t perform any due dilligence at the murder scene. These Sanford Florida police are criminals themselves and should not be allowed to keep their badges. But the officers are still just cogs in a system of supremacy.

The system of supremacy is what makes all young Black teenagers into criminals. George Zimmerman and the Sanford police are unwitting supremacists. They didn’t create this system of social unjustice but they bought into it and they will bear the brunt of its failings. Them and Trayvon Martin.