Wawa Welcome to America Philly @ the Movies Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Philly @ the Movies

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

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Wawa Welcome America continues on Tuesday, June 28th with the premiere of the latest in the Transformers Series, Dark Side of the Moon.

Shia LaBeouf returns as Sam Witwicky in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. When a mysterious event from Earth’s past erupts into the present day it threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save us. Tickets are not for sale for this event. In theatres July 1.www.TransformersMovie.com

Check out the trailer here


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Supra ‘Liberty’ Skytop

The sneakers seen here are definite collectibles.  Supra will celebrate America’s birthday by creating this special Star Spangled Skytops draped with the American flag for July 4th. There are only 413 sequentially numbered pairs available which will release Saturday, July 2 exclusively at: colette, Paris; Solebox, Berlin; Sneakersnstuff, Stockholm; ONE at Slam City Skates, London; and Factory 413, LA.

J Dilla “Last Donut of the Night” Video

It’s never too late to release a video for the late great J Dilla.  The video seen here is directed by Tuomas Vauhkonen and Jeremias Nieminen for a Stones Throw music video contest.  The video is for the track “Last Donut of the Night” from J Dilla’s Donuts album from 2006.

J Dilla – Last Donut of the Night

Juha Ilmari Laine
Markku Laitinen
Rami Rusinen
Petra Lumioksa

DIRECTED, WRITTEN & EDITED by Tuomas Vauhkonen and Jeremias Nieminen
CAMERA OPERATOR: Antti Savolainen
SOUND DESIGNER: Tuomas Vauhkonen
GAFFER: Jeremias Nieminen
BEST BOY: Tuomas Peltonen
RUNNER: Petra Lumioksa
CATERING: Petra Lumioksa


Boardwalk Empire: Season Two Trailer

The past 12 months has seen HBO release a very strong line up of shows. Boardwalk Empire is among the standouts in the line up and we all watched the first season with intrigue as Nucky was introduced to us. Here we have the tease for the second season and it appears to be just as intriguing. No specific date on when Boardwalk Empire will return but a September launch should make sense.

From Terence Winter, Emmy Award-winning writer of The Sopranos, and Academy Award Winning Director Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire is set in Atlantic City at the dawn of Prohibition. Sundays at 9PM, only on HBO.

America in 1920. The Great War is over, Wall Street is about to boom and everything is for sale, even the World Series. It is a time of change when women are getting the vote, broadcast radio is introduced, and young people rule the world.

On the beach in southern New Jersey sits Atlantic City, a spectacular resort known as “The World’s Playground,” a place where rules don’t apply. Massive hotels line its famous Boardwalk, along with nightclubs, amusement piers and entertainment to rival Broadway. For a few dollars, a working man can get away and live like a king — legally or illegally.

Wawa Welcome America Philly @ The Movies: Best in Show at the Piazza


Wawa Welcome America continues on Monday June 27th with the showing of one of my favorite movies, Best in Show, at the Piazza at Schmidt’s. If you haven’t seen Best In Show then you are missing out on one of Christopher Guest’s best movies. The basic gist of the story follows a cast of characters who compete in an annual dog show.  The movie showing is open to all pets.  Pets are welcome, as long as they are on a leash.

The owners (and handlers) of five show dogs head for the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show. A film crew interviews them as they prepare for the trip, arrive at Philly’s Taft Hotel, and compete. From Florida come the Flecks: she keeps running into old lovers. A wordless ancient in a wheelchair and his buxom trophy wife who may have a thing for the dog’s handler own the two-time defending best in show, a poodle. From the piney woods of N.C. comes a fella who wants to be a ventriloquist. High-strung DINKs feud loudly in front of their Weimaraner. Two outré gay men from Tribeca round out the profiled owners. The dog show brings out the essence of the humans. Who will be best in show? – Source: IMDB

One of my favorite movie quotes is actually from this movie and its from Buck Laughlin: Excuse me if this off the subject a little bit, but just take a guess at how much I can bench press. Come on, what do you think? Take a guess. 315 pounds, at the top of my game, maxing out at 500!


Start: June 27, 2011 9:00 pm
End: June 27, 2011 11:00 pm
Venue: Piazza at Schmidts
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Gilbere Forte “Why I’m Here: Episode 2” Video

Featured here is the Gilbere Forte online webisode series following his travels and musical escapades. Episode 2 takes you backstage at The Roots Picnic, from Brooklyn with Jasmine Solano to the studio with Emile, Dawn Richard (of Dirty Money), the Get Busy Committee & Kid Sister, Deric ‘D-Dot’ Angelettie & Mike Jerz to live freestyles at Fader/Vitamin Water Uncapped event and Bat Cave Radio.



Eminem “Space Bound” Video

Eminem releases a video for his “Space Bound” track which was featured on his Recovery album. This time around, Em offers the visual treatment for “Space Bound.” The video features porn star Sasha Grey as Eminem’s love interest and is directed by acclaimed director Joseph Kahn.



Turntable.fm: Join the Uristocrat Room

I came across Turntable.fm yesterday and now its one of my favorite places to spend a few minutes wasting time. Join me in the Uristocrat Room: http://turntable.fm/uristocrats!

Turntable.fm lets you listen to music at the same time with your friends. Turntable.fm is a project of Seth Goldstein and Billy Chasen, the two guys who brought us Stickybits. Everyone in a room has an avatar and can chat with each other. You can create your own playlist and get up on the DJ table to battle it out. The great thing about Turntable.fm is it allows you to hear what other people like and to collaborate. Of course, marking a song as lame is always an option if you are not a fan of someone else’s tastes.

The integration of Turntable.fm with iTunes, Last.fm and Spotify is also great because it provides some sort of monetization model. Apparently Sir Mix A Lot (of Baby Got Back fame) is a fan as he had his own room a couple of days ago.

Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire “Huzzah” Video

Yo! This reminds me of some classic Method Man ish. Of course Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire is blazing his own trail. The man doesn’t care about the social norms that we have all imposed on ourselves. He would rather just say and do whats on his mind. Take a listen to his latest track “Huzzah” which is featured in this video.

MR. MUTHAFUCKIN EXQUIRE, is a Brooklyn based Emcee armed with a brash and rebellious personality. Described by SouthernHospitality.co.uk, as an “effortlessly dope rapper, by influential attorney and activist Kenneth Montgomery PLLC as “a breathe of fresh air”, and by URB magazine as possessing, “a brutal arsenal of hip hop vocals… a force to be reckoned with.” Unconventional, eccentric and groundbreaking eXquire is in a unique position to re-invigorate hip-hop with his ability to poke fun at tragedy, laugh at danger, and bend the boundaries of the genre imposed by stagnant gatekeepers. Since his debut mixtape, The Big Fat Kill eXquire has moved over fifteen thousand units without the support of media outlets.

Born in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, eXquire, born Anthony Allison, grew up in the projects with the desire to be an architect. At the age of eleven he was kicked out of gifted school for extorting other students with knives, “I literally went from the best school in Brooklyn to the worst, I.S. 55, first day I came it was a jungle, people jumping on tables, people fightingeverywhere. My junior high experience was getting shot at everyday. I went to school until December of my ninth grade year, and I never went back.” At the age of fifteen with no direction eXquire fell into the familiar trappings of Brooklyn’s Crown Heights projects. Hip Hop became not only his escape, but also his identity. From an early age the neighborhood took particular notice to his talents, and with that support the artist found himself being catapulted into the realm of New York’s cut throat underground hip-hop scene.

On the brink of his new release Lost In Translation, a scathing chronicle of the life of an anti-hero eXquire plans to raise more than a few eyebrows. Possessing the courage to ignore the industries narrow-minded conceptions of what a rapper should be, eXquire is ready to take what nobody will give him. For more information visit his website, donteatmymind.tumblr.com

Captain America: The First Avenger Trailer 2

Marvel releases the second trailer to the upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger, and it gives more insight into the upcoming movie.  The movie follows the story of Steve Rogers, who after being deemed unfit for military service volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America’s ideals.  The second trailer features an appearance from the villain in the story, Red Skull and HYDRA.  The trailer also gives us a glimpse at the relationship between Steve Rogers, played by Chris Evans and love interest, Peggy Carter, who is played by Hayley Atwell.  Make sure you check out “Captain America: The First Avenger,” in theaters July 22!


Karmin “Carbon Copy/Encore” for That’s Rocawear

Karmin return with a new cover and this time it’s of Hip Hop luminary Jay-z’s “Encore.” Karmin is Amy Ellis’ pronounced rap flow and searing R&B influenced pop vocals married with Nick Noonan’s multi-instrumental talent and smooth harmonies. The duo’s dynamic chemistry results in a perfect blend of hip-hop, acoustic styling and applied theatrics that have taken pop by storm. Check out their cover of Nicki Minaj’s “Superbass” to another acclaimed performance from the duo.

We spent a day with Rocawear in New York and shot this live video for you! Mixed up our original song, “Carbon Copy” with a favorite Jay-Z tune…ENJOY! We love you s’mores than ever!! xoxo

That’s Rocawear viral videos celebrate the evolution of hip hop culture. Rocawear was established in 1999 off the excitement around Jay-Z and Rocafella Records and remains today as the number one urban lifestyle brand in the world. We celebrate how the culture has evolved and how Rocawear has not only evolved with the culture but has been a major force in communicating that evolution around the world. Amy and Nick have a great sense for making it personable, corky and organic which we believe are the main elements for their viral success. That’s Rocawear!

For more information visit http://www.ThatsRocawear.com


New Balance 2011 Fall M991

New Balance is one of the few American sneaker brands that still manufactures sneakers in the United States.  The M991 is one of the flagship sneakers of the brand and now we take a new look at some colorways for Fall/Winter 2011.  The sneaker is a classic due to its style and comfort.

Take a look at the grey and burgundy colorways seen here.  The sneakers feature suede uppers with mesh construction and speckled midsoles.  The sneakers seen here should be available at New Balance retailers.

Source: Streething

Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label

There will be a book released this September that will be a must read for all Hip Hop purists. Publisher Rizzoli will release “Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label” written by Bill Adler and Dan Charnas, with a preface by Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons.  The book also features cooperation from the label built by Russell.

In association with Def Jam, a celebration of the first twenty-five years of the label that defined hip-hop music and culture, in the words and photographs of its founders and artists. This is the story of Def Jam in the words of its artists and top executives, taken from interviews and seamlessly told as a narrative of no-holds barred recollections and anecdotes, made even more compelling by the fact that Def Jam is one of the last great record labels to enjoy the widespread cultural influence that it does, in light of the increasing digitization of music. Def Jam celebrates a label that defined hip-hop and whose impact extends beyond its incredible roster of recording artists to all areas of culture–fashion, lifestyle, cinema, art–impacting the music business and pop culture forever. In 1984, Def Jam introduced a new kind of music and lifestyle–hip-hop–through aspiring record producer and punk-rocker Rick Rubin and party promoter/artist manager Russell Simmons. It has become the sound of young America, akin to Motown in the sixties. This is the first book to see the label whole: through an oral history woven from interviews (some exclusive) with its founders and artists such as LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, Ludacris, Ja Rule, Rihanna, Ashanti, and Kanye West, as well as through rare memorabilia from personal archives of the label’s movers and shakers: behind-the-scenes photos, flyers, advertisements, movie posters, album cover art, magazine covers, and press clips from around the world. It also showcases images from some of the best-known photographers of the era, including Albert Watson, Glen E. Friedman, Jonathan Mannion, and Annie Leibovitz. It is designed by Cey Adams, Def Jam’s founding creative director and is an insider’s portrait of the last great record label.

“This is the story of Def Jam in the words of its artists and top executives, taken from interviews and seamlessly told as a narrative of no-holds barred recollections and anecdotes, made even more compelling by the fact that Def Jam is one of the last great record labels to enjoy the widespread cultural influence that it does, in light of the increasing digitization of music. Def Jam celebrates a label that defined hip-hop and whose impact extends beyond its incredible roster of recording artists to all areas of culture–fashion, lifestyle, cinema, art–impacting the music business and pop culture forever.”


AnmlHse: Anml Rage!

AnmlHse recently released a new tank top entitled “Anml Rage.”  The tank tops are now available and perfect for the summer.  The  shirt features the Salmon Ape printed on red tank top.  The shirts are now available in the  AnmlHse shop for $28.  This follows the great redesign of the AnmlHse website.  Visit the website and tell us what you think!




Maharam x Nike Zoom Tennis Classic

Take a look at the latest from Nike Zoom.  The sneaker you see here is athe Maharam x Nike Zoom Tennis classic sneaker.  The sneaker comes in a cream colored linen and a great looking sole.  The texture of the sneaker also makes it a unique stand out.  Nike went as far as to create an atypical Swoosh with the swoosh showing up merely as an outline in the upper.  The sneaker will appear in NSW accounts next weekend on July 2nd.