ZAKEE releases “Mountain Dreams” Unplugged Session

Zakee returns with his latest single “Mountain Dreams” ahead of his forthcoming sophomore LP Rise of the Rebels: ASSIMILATIONS, due out this Spring. A stylistic departure from his usual electronic and hip hop sound, Mountain Dreams features soft, folksy vocals that are a welcome contrast to today’s heavily produced pop sound.

MTV Iggy notes: “Colored by pastoral vibes and steadied by what sounds like the metronomic hoot of an owl, Zakee reveals his more earthy, sentimental side.”

“Mountain Dreams” can be found below and here on Soundcloud.

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Watch Party Supplies’ new video “Working Out” featuring Fat Jew


Party Supplies
 releases a new video from one of my favorite albums of 2013,  Tough Love. The  video features  the Fat Jew who goes through an entire lifetime through the 3 minute 36 second video.

What happens when actor / entertainer / dionysian life coach Fabrizio Goldstein (aka The Fat Jew) puts his buttery touch on Party Supplies’ anthemic “Working Out”? A gleefully NSFW epic about life, love, and jail that somehow finds emotional truth in absurd, wildly immature toilet humor. You’ll get a little verklempt.

About Party Supplies:

Party Supplies is the American Dream. It is the sound of Justin Nealis, producer behind critically-acclaimed rap collabs with Action Bronson (Blue Chips) and Danny Brown (“Grown Up”) setting up a mic stand behind his MPC and strapping on a Stratocaster. Joined by multi-instrumentalist Sean Mann, the two write classic rock from the future. Half Chromeo, half Easy Rider, the Brooklyn duo drop blue collar funk, school gym foot-stompers, and yearning city boy ballads over drum machine beats on their forthcoming Fool’s Gold debut LP. Inhale and salute.

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What was Marques Colston Thinking?

Marques Colston of the New Orleans Saints just went full retard to end the Saints comeback in Seattle.  The Saints were on the comeback trail after scoring a touchdown and recovering an onside kick after trailing by 15 in the final minute.  
However, Marques Colston, with no game situation awareness just threw a forward pass after catching a pass from Drew Brees with 10 seconds left.  The receiver could have easily stepped out of bounds to save 7 seconds and preserve a last ditch Hail Mary attempt.
See the play below (via FOX):
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Woolrich John Rich & Bros. Men’s Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

Today we take a look at the Fall/Winter 2014 collection for Woolrich John Rich & Bros.  The collection takes inspiration from wood and wool—the two elements in nature that influence the brand’s iconic outerwear—the collection comes to life through camouflage prints, various earth tones and shades of blue and modern applications of classic cold-weather fabrics. See the entire collection below.

The collection includes numerous layering pieces and knits, lightweight down sweaters and vests, packable down jackets, wet-weather anoraks and water-repellent, ripstop nylon blazers.

Take a look at the entire collection below which features the Arctic Parka, including cashmere, shearling and a limited-edition sheepskin parka. New styles include the Eskimo Coat, a fur-lined, insulated shell with a removable, quilted lining; Arctic Anorak, a shorter version of a traditional anorak available in both a durable, water repellent denim and an Italian camouflage-print twill;  and the Sundance Jacket, a lightweight, down-filled, ripstop nylon jacket.

Lastly, Woolrich John Rich & Bros. introduces a new sneaker collaboration with Tuscan shoemaker Buttero. Known for their premium leather footwear, these Italian-made sneakers feature classic Woolrich fabric, Teflon treatment and leather detailing.

About Woolrich John Rich & Bros.

The Woolrich John Rich and Bros. collection reflects the brand’s 183 year history in the fabric and garment business in the US. With this understanding, the collection combines the depth of Woolrich’s historical identity with a contemporary interpretation of iconic Americana.

There is Jordan Brand Store Coming

The house that Michael Jordan built will now get its first stand alone store.  In a town accustomed to both construction and unusual sights, New Yorkers on West 34th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues—one block from Madison Square Garden—on Friday morning noticed a new 18-foot tall classic Jordan shoebox serving as a construction barrier.  Behind that barrier, the Jordan Brand and Footaction teams are hard at work creating a Jordan-only retail store, the first in a series of planned premium Jordan retail experiences coming to North America.  Jordan Brand is  partnering with Footaction to create the first Jordan-only retail store in North American.

“We’re excited to launch North America’s first Jordan Brand exclusive retail experience for athletes at the top of their game who demand the absolute best in both performance and style,” said Larry Miller, President, Jordan Brand. “We will work with Footaction to bring Flight 23 to markets across North America, and can’t imagine a better place to start than one of the best basketball cities in the world, New York.” 

More details about the New York Flight 23 store will roll out in the coming weeks—stay tuned to Uristocrat.com for more information.

Source: Nike

 

Allen Iverson made an appearance at last nights Sixers game

You may remember this guy.

Allen Iverson made an unscheduled appearance at the Sixers game last night at the Wells Fargo center (Sixers, lost to the Pistons by the final of 114-104).   See the highlight video below

Allen Iverson will have his No. 3 jersey retired on March 1st when the Sixers take on the Washington Wizards at the Wells Fargo Center.

Watch Sharon Jones perform with The Roots on Jimmy Fallon

Sharon Jones joined The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to provide vocals with the group.  Sharon Jones just beat cancer and  contributed vocals to group’s intro and outros, and also joined in on a game of Pass the Imaginary Sax during Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock N’ Roll.”  In addition to performing with The Roots on thursday, she joined them on Friday to help the Dap Kings support the upcoming release ofGive The People What They WantCheck out the replay of the band performing “Stranger to My Happiness”, plus highlights of Jones’ Thursday appearance, below.

Give The People What They Want, her next album, will release January 14th and pre-orders are ongoing.

“Stranger to My Happiness”:

Jones sits in with The Roots:

Vans California Spring 2014 Authentic

Vans California gives us a look at their upcoming models for Spring 2014.  The collection comes featuring the Cali Tribe Washed Authentic CA in two colorways and feature detailed patterning inspired by Dutch colonialism and African fabric designs under the stonewashed canvas uppers.

The sneaker also comes featuring a 10 oz. canvas and undergone enzyme wash, stonewash, dip-dye and oil treatments to speed up the process of disintegration, resulting in an over-washed appearance. The Vans California Spring 2014 Authentic is now available for pre-order at Vans.

 

Nike Air Berwuda Mid QS Pack

Nike will release three new colorways for its  unconventional Air Berwuda Mid sneaker.  Here you can see the sneakers in three new colorways, night factor blue, base grey/light crimson and black/atomic orange. The sneaker is the 2014 version of Nike’s classic 1979 Bermuda runner, and comes featuring an updated build and mid-rise profile. The Nike Air Berwuda Mid is available at select Nike stockists, including Caliroots for €110 EUR (approximately $150 USD).

The sun will set on Boardwalk Empire after next season

HBO continues its trend of sun setting shows as soon as they hit their peaks (The Wire anyone?).  Boardwalk Empire is the next show to join this list. Boardwalk Empire will end after Season 5 according to Rolling Stone.  The final season Boardwalk Empire will debut sometime this fall.

Some are not so sad about the cancellation. Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter issued the following statement:

“We’re thrilled to get the go-ahead for a fifth season of Boardwalk Empire,” he said. “After much discussion with my creative team and HBO, we’ve decided to wrap up the series after such a great run and look forward to bringing it to a powerful and exciting conclusion.”

Nike Air Max 90 Jacquard White/Cool Grey-Black-Infrared

Nike gives us a look at the White/Cool Grey/Black version of the “Jacquard” edition of the Air Max 90 sneaker. Here the sneaker gets the Infrared treatment which makes it even stand out even more. The sneaker features a black and grey upper with a contrasting white sole and the signature infrared accent treatment. These sneakers will release in Spring 2014 but is currently available at Tokyo’s atmos.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Return Date Announced

Game of Thrones will be making a come back as HBO announced on Thursday that the fourth season of the fantasy series will kick off on Sunday, April 6th at 9 p.m. EST.

This season will continue the story and take elements from the second half of George R.R. Martin’s A Storm of Swords, the third book in ongoing A Song of Fire and Ice series. The first half of the book formed the show’s third season, which came to a head with the murder of three main characters in the brutal and shocking “Red Wedding” episode. The Los Angeles Times reports that Martin himself wrote the new season’s second installment.

For those eager for a taste of the upcoming season, HBO will air the first official trailer for Season Four this Sunday, January 12th, just before the debut of its new series True Detective.