A Look at Google’s Nexus 6

Leaking today is what seems to be an official product render of the Nexus 6. Consensus is that Google had Motorola build a really big Moto X. The image was published by @evleaks and features the device running the upcoming Android L. The device’s metal band appears to have a slate or blueish color, which could help differentiate it ever so slightly from Motorola’s regular flagship.

The phone is rumored to be very big featuring a 5.92-inch display and some placement changes. Take a look at the full image below:

Colin Kaepernick tapes over Beats logo to satisfy NFL and Bose #Beatsbytape

Beats by Tape are the new headphones in town. Not really, but San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick didnt want to get another 10K fine like he did last week. Bos is the official headphone sponsor for the NFL which clashes with Colin Kaepernick who has an endorsement deal with Beats.

This is one clever way to get around the requirement.


Colin Kaepernick is wearing the pink Beats by Dre with tape covering the logo. He was fined $10K last week. He is appealing.

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg donates $25 million to fight spread of Ebola

Zuckerberg announced on his Facebook page earlier today that he and his wife Priscilla Chan, a physician, have made a $25 million donation to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“We need to get Ebola under control in the near term so that it doesn’t spread further and become a long term global health crisis that we end up fighting for decades at large scale, like HIV or polio,” Zuckerberg wrote, explaining his motivation for the unexpected donation.

The money is only a fraction of the $1 billion that the World Health Organizationsays is necessary to halt the further spread of the disease, but is still a significant amount of money to come from individual donors. Zuckerberg and Chan’s donation follows other large donations made by tech magnates, including a $50 million donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a $9 million donation from Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen. Chan and Zuckerberg have previously contributed multimillions to other charitable endeavors, including schools in the San Francisco Bay area and in New Jersey.

Read the Full statement here:

Priscilla and I are donating $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help fight Ebola.

The Ebola epidemic is at a critical turning point. It has infected 8,400 people so far, but it is spreading very quickly and projections suggest it could infect 1 million people or more over the next several months if not addressed.

We need to get Ebola under control in the near term so that it doesn’t spread further and become a long term global health crisis that we end up fighting for decades at large scale, like HIV or polio.

We believe our grant is the quickest way to empower the CDC and the experts in this field to prevent this outcome.

Grants like this directly help the frontline responders in their heroic work. These people are on the ground setting up care centers, training local staff, identifying Ebola cases and much more.

We are hopeful this will help save lives and get this outbreak under control.

To learn more about the fight against Ebola:http://www.cdcfoundation.org/ebola-outbreak


Sperry Top-Sider x Barneys New York A/O Boat Chukka

For Fall 2014, Sperry Top-Sider has once again teamed up with Barneys New York for an exclusive collection of A/O (Authentic Original) Boat Chukkas.

The Sperry Top-Sider x Barneys New York collection not only honors the Authentic Original boat shoe, but also puts a fashion-forward spin on it. This season, the A/O Boat Chukka is modernized with a leather welt over a double sole, topped with the signature Sperry Top‐Sider Wave‐Siping for ultimate wet/dry traction. The wool and leather uppers are paired with classic rawhide laces and fun camo patterned soles. This style comes in tan camo, brown camo, and black camo.

The Sperry Top-Sider x Barneys New York shoes retail for $175 each and are available today at select Barneys New York retail stores and barneys.com.


Dillworth Plaza Octoberfests, Saturday, October 18th & 25th

This fall festival will fill newly opened Dilworth Park with a series of all ages fun activities & games, plus a 21+ beer garden hosted by ROSA BLANCA CAFÉ. A variety of vendors, interactive art installations, DJs & live music will spice up the party. The Franklin Institute will be on hand with Live Science Demonstrations; Mural Arts Program staff will provide fun art activities, Zipcar will host face painting and balloons; and there will be games like cornhole, ring toss, and giant connect four.
October 18
1 pm: Dave P. (Making Time)
3 pm: Drgn King
4 pm: Norwegian Arms
5 pm: Philadelphia School of Circus Arts
Mural Arts offers pumpkin painting, print-making on mural cloth with make-your-own mini-murals, other art activities.

October 25
1 pm: Illstyle
2 pm: DJ Statik & Mathew Law of The illvibe Collective
5 pm: Son Little
Mural Arts offers face painting, pumpkin painting and button making.

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Philadelphia Printworks releases new collection “Cognitive Dissidence”

Philadelphia Printworks, today released their latest collection Cognitive Dissidence.  The new collection features topics such as: gentrification, immigration reform and police brutality.   The title of the collection,Cognitive Dissidence, is based on the term cognitive dissonance.  The collection is now available online at www.philadelphiaprintworks.com.
From the website: “Cognitive dissidence is the antithesis of Cognitive dissonance. It is the process by which we overcome adversity, identify systemic inequalities, find our voices and seek change.”
About Philadelphia Printworks
Philadelphia Printworks is a small screen printing company based in North Philadelphia. Their mission is to encourage a culture of activism.  Their shirts focus on cultural icons or social issues.  And, they partner with community organizations such as Rockers, Rockers Closet and The AfroFuturist Affair to develop workshops, film screenings, fundraisers and political events.  For more information please visit www.philadelphiaprintworks.com.

Party Supplies “The Light in the Addict” Featuring Action Bronson and Black Atlas

Party Supplies burst out of the gate swinging with the one-two punch of debut album Tough Love and the beloved mixtapes, establishing a signature sound that mixes woozy classic rock chops with head-nodding MPC hip-hop like none other. They ride that vibe even further into the sunset on jammy new song “The Light In The Addict,” featuring guest vocals from collaborator Action Bronson and PS’ Fool’s Gold label mate Black Atlass.

Party Supplies and Action first performed the song live last week at the Sonos Studio showcase in NYC (with PS frontman Justin Nealis clad in jogging shorts and a David Lee Roth tee while Bronson sported a Brazilian flag doo rag) and now you can hear the collaboration exclusively on Soundcloud courtesy of Sonos.

Fool’s Gold will re-release Party Supplies debut LP Tough Love on limited edition vinyl and CD 11/25 at www.store.foolsgoldrecs.com and select record stores worldwide.

Party Supplies will be DJing at Good Life in Boston (28 Kingston St) with Sammy Bananas this Saturday, 10/11.


Supreme x Ruff Ryders Hockey Jerseys

It looks like Supreme and Ruff Ryders are bringing the Jersey back. The two have unveiled an upcoming hockey jersey collaboration for Fall/Winter 2014. The jersey features the Ruff Ryders emblem prominently displayed on the front with Supreme branding right below the neck. A Ruff Ryders signature is also found on the back of the jersey which will comes in both black and white colorways.

An official release date for the collaboration has yet to be announced, but the jerseys should hit Supreme and possibly other retailers in the coming months.

Heineken After Dark with Kris Bowers and DJ Will Buck

Heineken After Dark is inviting you to an up close and personal performance featuring the amazing talent of pianist Kris Bowers, one of the newest and brightest lights on the jazz, r&b, and hip-hop landscape.

DJ Will Buck will set the tone for this special occasion.

Heineken After Dark is an invite-only intimate performance series highlighting the city’s best emerging artists.

REMEMBER, you must be 21 or older to attend.

#HeinekenAfterDark… what your night should sound like.


Jordan Brand Flight 23 Store to Open in Chicago

There will be another Jordan Brand Flight 23 store, this time in Chicago.   There isn’t an opening date set just yet, or even a confirmation from Nike or Foot Locker, parent company of Footaction, but the news was confirmed by one Joe Sitt, CEO of Thor Equities, who owns the space where Flight 23 is set to land in the Windy City.



Watch the Making of ‘Nas: Time is Illmatic’

One9 and Erik Parker give us a behind the scenes look at what it took to make “Nas: Time is Illmatic,” a mini-documentary which explored the creative process behind the album and the inspirations that contributed to its creation. Over the course of just a few minutes, a behind-the-scenes glimpse is given at the process behind Nas’ creative process.

Watch the official trailer and see the documentary now at all good theaters and OnDemand.a-look-inside-nas-time-is-illmatic-1

Uristocrat iPhone 6 Cases Now Available

Apple iPhone 6+ 5.5″ Ultra Thin Transparent Soft TPU Phone Protective Case

1. 100% Brand New product with High Quality
3.Personalized design and protects.
4.Easy and simple snap-on installation.
5.Protect your phone from scratches, dirt and bump.
6.Perfectly manufactured to fit and compliment the mold of your Apple iPhone 6+

Available on the Uristocrat Store



Surprise Party presents Heineken Green Room with Pete Rock and Moruf

Hope you rocked with us last month at CROMO — 2 photographers, 2 DJs in Brooklyn! Up next is Surprise Party — a floating event series all about the people and the energy — featuring the talents and sounds of Pete Rock, New York City’s storied Soul Brother #1, DJ, producer and MC. Plus we’re spicing up the party with an exclusive live performance from acclaimed versatile rhyme-sayer Moruf, and sets from party-rocking DJs Hasan Insane and OG Chase B.

Members must RSVP here for themselves +1 friend by October 13th at 5pm. RSVP does not guarantee admittance, so arrive early, as entry will be first come first serve.

You must be 21 or over to attend.