A-Trak – Trizzy Turnt Up

A-Trak previews his remix of of Turnt Up. I’m having words with the DJ at the next event I go to who doesnt play this song. This song will be on A-Traks next project, Dirty South Dance 2. Check out the special Shepard Fairey print for the Cover of the single. Its pretty nice as well.

Jeezy – Hood Politics

I really like what Decatur Dan (@decaturdan) is doing out here. Here he directs the video for Jeezy’s, Hood Politics.  This is one of the featured singles from Trap Or Die II: By Any Means Necessary due out on Tuesday May 4th.

The Uristocrat Summer 2010 Style Guide

The Uristocrat Summer 2010 Style Guide

What to Wear this Summer

I always enjoy the summer because its an opportunity to show off style in different environments.  The Summer certainly rivals the spring as the time of the year to express how you really feel about clothes. Here we present the Uristocrat 2010 Summer style guide with a look at what to wear and options on where to get them.

What to wear for work



Gingham is a great way to add color and energy to any ensemble – you can wear the shirt to work with a pair of khakis or slacks or dress it down by rolling up the sleeves and throwing on a pair of your favorite jeans.  Gingham is perfect for the summer since it is a lighter weight dress shirt usually made from cotton or a cotton blend which will definitely be beneficial as the mercury continues to rise throughout the season.  I recommend getting your Gingham shirts from J. Crew or Topman.  Rag and Bone also makes a great shirt which has a smaller check compared to your average gingham shirt.

Slim Cut Khakis
Slim cut khakis should be appropriate for any work place, just make sure they don’t have pleats.  You can grab a nice pair form the Gap without breaking the bank.

Leather Shoes
Leather shoes might be a very broad category but the discernment comes with age and experience. I recommend for this summer burnished leather dress shoes, ie oxfords, that will be appropriate with any suit. Whats great about burnished leather?  the shoe fades from dark to light. Check out Cole Haan for a great selection.

A night out on the town


Chambray is a lightweight cotton cloth with a texture and color often similar to denim.  A great chambray shirt is perfect for casual events and outings. The key is making sure that the chambray shirt that is worn and is of good quality and design.  I recommend the Chimala Chambray shirt because of its exquisite detailing.

Keep it simple. Get some Levi’s 514s premium gilded jeans in a dark wash.  These jeans wont steer you wrong. They wont be too baggy or too skinny. If you subscribe to the raw denim trend, then get some Nudies.  If you wear them often enough, then by August they should have a really great worn look and feel.

Canvas Sneakers
A lot of places have rules on sneakers. Well canvas sneakers are always a great addition to any outfit and I personally feel like any places that discriminate against them miss the point of sartorial execution. I personally recommend a pair of muted Vans authentics like the One piece. Converse Jack Purcells and PF Flyers are also great choices.  Just to be on the safe side, get a pair of Sperry Boat Shoes as well but make sure not to go crazy on the colors, the classic brown will suffice.

Hanging out with the guys
Tee Shirts

Lousy Right

Hanging out with friends might be the best time and the most fun when expressing personal style. I know this summer, Uristocrats will be wearing their fair share of graphic tee shirts from names like Lousy Right (), Worn Free (Post coming soon) and Anmlhse.  Graphic tee shirts keep things simple while often making a personal statement.

Make your own shorts. It’ll be a great way to recycle an old pair of pants or jeans that you no longer wear, and they’ll provide respite from the summer heat. Check out our guide to making them (swiped from GQ):

A. Choose a pair of old khakis or fine-wale cords to sacrifice.
B. Put them on and use a pencil to mark an inch below each knee (for starters).
C. Take the pants off and lay them on the floor, making sure all the seams and hems are neatly aligned.
D. Cut each leg just above the pencil marking.
E. Repeat until the legs are even and you like the length. (Remember, you can always cut them a little shorter, but you can never make them any longer.)

My favorite brand of sneakers. Jordan brand has released some heat this year so show them off.  I would personally recommend the Air Jordan IX (9) that come in black and citrus. Some Spizikes would do as well.


Good Wood NYC
The days of gaudy jewelery have come and gone, but a custom piece of good wood can help you standout in the crowd of tees and jeans.  By this time next year, everyone might have one, so don’t sleep on it now if you like to be different.

Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival: Visit the Alfa Booth!

rittenhouse row spring festival
This Saturday will be the Rittenhouse Row Spring festival. I always enjoy going to this and this year I plan on spending a lot of time at the Alfa Booth.

Saturday, May 1   |   12:00-5:00 pm   |   rain or shine

Broad & Walnut to 19th & Walnut, 18th Street between Locust & Sansom. Free & open to the public.


$1 Water Gun Shots
$3 PBR
$3 Miller Lite
$5 Blue Moon
$5 Mint Juleps
$5 Frozen Margaritas & Daiquiris
$5 Red & White Sangria
$5 Tray of Spicy Cajun Wings & Tots

Plus TONS more specials inside the restaurant!
& if drinking with us isn’t enough, scroll down for festival highlights!
The festival highlights include:

Enter the festival through The Infiniti Lounge at Broad & Walnut Streets, pose for the cover of Philadelphia Magazine and preview the new Infiniti M (1400 block)

Fitness guru Kimberly Garrison will provide nutrition tips & free samples of vitaminwater zero TM (1400 block)

Beneficial Bank’s Kids Zone with facepainting and other fun activities (1500 block)

View Rittenhouse Row’s fashion and beauty trends on the Fashion Stage powered by XIPWIRE (1600 block)

Games and prizes form ING Direct Café (1600 block)

Dance to lively party bands from Norma Michaels Entertainment at the Infiniti Main Stage (1700 block)

Rittenhouse Row Kids’ Corner with the Shank’s Uptown Family Fun Stage, KYW Newsradio’s Kidcasting, Center City District’s Cultural Activity Stations (18th Street between Walnut and Sansom)

Donate canned goods to Philabundance and have a chance to win dinner at 13 Starr restaurants (festival-wide)

Terry Crews – Crazy Old Spice Commercials

The Terry Crews Old Spice commercials are hilarious.  The 15 second spots exhibit Crews at his theatrical best: ridiculously intense, running through walls, kicking down buildings, and defeating B.O. with 16 hours of p-p-p-POWER!!  The former professional football player is reaching new levels of success in front of the camera.  Be on the lookout for his new sitcom The Family Crews, based on his family and personal life. Old Spice Body Wash is currently killing it.  Let us not forget “did you know I’m riding this horse, backwards?”

Stalley – Pressure (Produced by Michael Sterling Eaton)

Stalley blesses us with a new track entitled “Pressure” produced by Michael Sterling Eaton.

The Blue collar, Street Scholar Stalley has teamed up with Renaissance man Michael Sterling Eaton to create his new album and short film “Pressure.”  With Michael Sterling Eaton behind the beats and the lenses, mixed with Stalley’s vivid depictions of life and workhorse approach, this is sure to be an instant classic from these two promising talents.

Download the Album’s title track and first single “Pressure” now at  MODLIFE.COM/MICHAELSTERLINGEATON

Stalley – Pressue (Produced by Michael Sterling Eaton) by uristocrat

Theophilus London – I Want You Mixtape

The Mixtape is finally here. After posting the lead song, “I Want You,” Theophilus London’s I Want You mixtape hosted by the lovely Va$htie.

Download: I WANT YOU hosted by VA$HTIE

Shortly before we got his third mixtape I WANT YOU, Theophilus London released a DIY promo video for the track “Life Of A Lover”. The record loops lazily to show us a new look: pretty girls dancing with each other at a show, young dudes headnodding, the crush of cameras and hard flash that now follows us everywhere we go, a cut to Theophilus in monochrome riding in a Vespa gang through Chinatown en route to Brooklyn and then back to the dance—a mic cord drifting slowly in and out of the frame and his hand reaching out to bring a girl on stage. That is all and this is it: inspired by Marvin Gaye’s self-imposed European exile and controversial performance of the national anthem at the 1983 NBA All Star game, I WANT YOU is a collection of dark jams that restlessly examines the promise of love beyond lifestyle. Touching on LA electrofunk, UK indie, tropical escapade and obscure afropop you never knew existed, these are stories from the way we live now: missed connections and misunderstandings, video chats and retweets, returns and deliverables. We know today is all black everything but more to the point: this is now noir as we know it. And this is Theophilus London.”



The Hundreds Paparazzi Backpack

The Hundreds has created and is releasing a new canvas backpack was designed for photographers. This feature ensures that it will work great for anyone.

The backpack is divided into three main compartments: at the top back there’s a well-padded laptop compartment, at the top front there’s a large compartment with several pockets including a mesh zipper pocket, pen holders a mini carabiner for your keys, and the likes. Below that on the lower front, there is a very large zip out pocket with all the customizable padding configurations necessary for serious photographers to store cameras, lenses, and such. If you aren’t that serious about your photography, all the padding is easily removed, giving you another large, functional compartment to use as you please. The Bag also features a The Hundreds patch at the front (over the camera pocket), TH rubber zipper pulls, and the “Jags” motif over the back padding.

Available now for $79 at The Hundreds store.