Y-3 Shopping Event: A Special Invite

You are invited to the exclusive Y-3 Shopping Event. Enjoy complimentary beverages and exclusive discounts from the complete spring/summer 2011 collection. Dj Sammy Slice will be there from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

May 4th, 2011
10:00am to 8:00pm

Joan Shepp ( 1616 Walnut St. )
Philadelphia PA

The Foreign Exchange – The Last Fall

Foreign Exchange release the video for their new single “The Last Fall” which is featured on their album Authenticity. The album is currently available now through their official website.  The video is directed by Matt Koza & Bruce Pinchbeck and shot in Philadelphia.  Also make sure you get tickets to their appearance at World Cafe on Thursday, May 19.

Gabriel Voss as Tyler (Male lead)
Katy O’Leary as Tiffany (Female lead)
Gabriel Caste as Mark

DJ Khaled Ft. Ludacris, T-Pain, Busta Rhymes, Mavado, Twista, Birdman, Ace Hood, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Bun B, Game & Waka Flocka “Welcome To My Hood (Remix)”

I’ll give a $1 to anyone who manages to watch this whole video until the very end. Check out the remix for DJ Khaled’s “Welcome to the Hood” featuring Ludacris, T-Pain, Busta Rhymes, Mavado, Twista, Birdman, Ace Hood, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Bun B, Game & Waka Flocka. Remember that, We The Best Forever on June 28.  Check out the cover of the album below.


Nixon The Synapse Collection

Nixon releases a new item, the Synapse watch.  The watch features an innovative touch screen interface. Take a look at the watch which allows for multi functionality. The watch features chime alarm, timer, and chrono, 100-meter stainless steel case with hardened mineral crystal and solid stainless steel band. Available now through Nixonnow.com.

Nike Sportswear Air Force 1 Foamposite “White Pack”

Hypebeast recently gave a detailed look at the upcoming Nike Sportswear Air For 1 Foamposite “White Pack” model.  The sneaker gets a fresh look featuring an all-white upper with leather trim detailing around the eyelets.  The sneaker also features a Velcro ankle strap, a perforated mesh tongue and an embossed Nike Swoosh.  This is pretty dope and the navy blue outsole makes the sneaker stand out.  I’m looking forward to the release of these gems.

Source: Hypebeast

X-Men: First Class Part 2 Trailer

We got a first look at the  X-Men: First Class trailer a few months ago and now we have another trailer to tease the upcoming movie. This edition of the X-Men movie starrs James McAvoy as Charles Xavier and Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr. The is the latest installment in the X-Men series and is based on the premise that this is  before the mutant war began.  X-Men: First Class is scheduled for release in theaters worldwide starting June 3.

Mike Vick x Madd Rapper x Madden 12

Remember The Madd Rapper? That man was a mainstay on late 90’s Bad Boy Albums… Apparently, the Madd rapper is not mad at Mike Vick at all. Here the Madd rapper comments on Michael Vicks play against the Washington Redskins in 2010.

PIFA 2011: Paris ‘Til Sunday at the African American Museum in Philadelphia

Another exciting event for the Pennsylvania International Festival of the Arts is Paris til Sunday: Jazz Weekend, which is part the African American Museum of Philadelphia’s Free to Be. The event will begin on April 29 to May 1 and will feature notable Jazz acts such as Orrin Evans, John Blake, Gerald Veasley and Heath Brothers. The weekend also features the return of Jazz til Sunrise- the 9p to 5p overnight jazz experience on two stages. There will be Live jazz outdoor performances, workshops, films and strolling performances (reminiscent of the Paris Left Bank) complete the weekend. For more information click here


Location: African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Price: $10.00 – $45.00

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Wells Fargo presents, Paris ‘til Sunday: Jazz Weekend at the African American Museum in Philadelphia

April 29 to May 1, 2011

As part of its 35th Anniversary, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) returns to its roots, offering a weekend of legendary and emerging jazz artists tied into this year’s PIFA theme. Early Parisian jazz was reminiscent of New Orleans traditions, and will be captured with outdoor performances, headline acts, strolling musicians, and performances with select artist arrangements of Sidney Bechet’s work. AAMP will also reintroduce a signature event, Jazz ‘til Sunrise, beginning 10:30p Saturday night and concluding 5a Sunday morning, on two stages with continuous jazz being played.


AAMP presents Philadelphia known artists in diverse headline concerts, featuring the legendary Heath Brothers band, with Jimmy Heath on saxophone and Albert “ Tootie” Heath on drums. Bassist Gerald Veasley brings his band, performing in a rare musical coupling with violinist John Blake.  Closing out the weekend will be one of the young lions of hard bop, pianist Orrin Evans.


For the first time in over 10 years, the very popular Jazz ‘til Sunrise(J2S) all night jazz party comes back to the Museum with continuous jazz on two stages – performers will include local icon Bootsie Barnes and his Philly All Stars band, the acclaimed guitarist Monnette Sudler, incomparable pianist Dennis Fortune in a newly formed group Manifest 3 – with Mike Cruse on Bass, Gerald Smith on guitar and Butch Reid on drums, and the always entertaining local favorite, Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble.


Sidney Bechet, born in New Orleans, is best known as the father of the jazz soprano saxophone, but was also a prolific composer. Although he traveled to Paris and spent time in its prison system as a young man, Bechet did not settle in Paris until his later years, when he became endeared to the Parisians. He will be a featured composer during select musician sets to commemorate his contributions to Jazz – America’s original art form.


Gerald Veasley, on the faculty of the University of the Arts, also serves as an honorary co-chair for the weekend and will provide a master workshop for interested students and jazz lovers at the Museum on Friday afternoon, April 29.


Friday, April 29

1p – Master Workshop with Gerald Veasley

3p – Jazz on Film, Round Midnight, 1986 – directed by Bertrand Tavernier

5:30 – Jazz on the Plaza, featuring Clef Club Youth Jazz Band

8p & 10p – Headline Act – Gerald Veasley, Featuring John Blake – Ticketed $35/$30

Saturday, April 30

1p – Jazz on Film, Harlem in Montmartre, 2009 – directed by Dante J. James

3p – Jazz on the Plaza, A New Perspective – Youth Jazz Band

Strolling Musicians

7:30p/9:30p – The Heath Brothers  – Ticketed $40/$35

10:30p to 5a – Jazz ‘til Sunrise – Ticketed $35/$30

Sunday, May 1

1p – Jazz on Film, Paris Blues, 1961 – directed by Martin Ritt

3p – Jazz on the Plaza – Jordan Williams Trio

Strolling Musicians

7p – Orrin Evans Quartet – Ticketed  $20/$15

Jazz ‘til Sunrise

Saturday Night All Night Jazz Party Schedule  10:30p to 5a

Stage 1 – AAMP Jack T. Franklin Auditorium

11p                 Bootsie Barnes and Philly Jazz All-Stars

12:30 Monnette Sudler

2a                    Manifest 3 – with Dennis Fortune, Michael Cruse, Featuring Gerald Smith &

Butch Reid

3:30a             TBD


Stage 2 – Gallery III- Emerging Artists

10:30p            Joe Becton and Cobalt Blues

12p                 Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble

1:30a              Farid Barron Trio

2:45a              Temple University Jazz Band

4:00a              Renaissance Messengers


There will be a VIP Pass available for $200.00 that will include All Weekend Access (All Shows, Films, Workshop, VIP Gallery, Gift Bag)

There will be an AAMP Member Value Pass for $55.00 that will include 1 Heath Brothers show and Jazz ‘til Sunrise.

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Kobe Bryant’s Top 10 Commercials

Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers are locked in a fight with the New Orleans Hornets in a first round NBA Playoff match up. We wanted to take some time out to show you another side of Kobe who is no stranger to controversy. However he has managed to be a marketing force even when calling Refs names (see ESPN) and making trips to Colorado.  Here we take a look at his top ten commercials.

10. McDonalds
This one was a little heartwarming.

9. Kobe Bryant vs Tim Duncan (Sprite commercial)
Hilarious. “Can You outplay the Kob?” Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant start what is the beginning of a friendly rivalry. Twelve years later and the stats don’t lie:
Kobe Bryant: 5 rings, 2 Finals MVP, 1 reg season MVP, 1 gold medal.
Tim Duncan: 4 rings, 3 Finals MVP, 2 reg season MVP.

8. GUITAR HERO® WORLD TOUR ad featuring Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez, Tony Hawk and Michael
This commercial makes the list because its like the All Star game of commercials.

7. Nike Puppet Commercials
These commercials featured Kobe Bryant and Lebron James as puppets. There were like 7 of them but this version was a standout. Watch all of the other puppet commercials here.

6. All Together Now Commercial
This commercial came out of nowhere and featured Andre 3000 of Outkast over the popular Beatles sample.

5. Kobe Bryant One on One
Is this the commercial that soured Kobe in the eyes of many? Kobe literally embarrassed the kid in 30 seconds. These words were very telling “I don’t believe in cutting anyone any slack.”

4. Call of Duty Black Ops Commercial
Kobe wasn’t the feature of the commercial but it was pretty cool that he was in it. Apparently, Skip Bayless took offense to Kobe’s appearance in the commercial saying that he was glorifying violence. Skip Bayless, one thing, shut up.

3. Kobe Bryant x Adidas
This commercial goes back to the 90’s when Kobe Bryant still had an endorsement deal with adidas. This commercial featured the God performing an impressive array of dunks including a 360.

2. Kobe Bryant is the Black Mamba
Nike Basketball released a short film in 2011 titled “The Black Mamba.” The film was directed by Robert Rodriguez but was basically a commercial for Kobe’s Nike Sneaker line. The film featured many high-profile cameos including Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis and Kanye West.

1. Kobe Bryant Jumps over a Speeding Aston Martin
The question was did Kobe really jump over a speeding Aston Martin? Well we all watched it a few times to make sure.

PIFA 2011: “Dance Flashmob” Saturday 4/30

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PIFA is organizing another  ‘dance flashmob’ on Saturday 4/30. It will happen between 1pm-2pm at a location to be announced really soon. To learn more, Register NOW by sending an email to danceflashmob@PIFA.org.

Warriors of Radness “California Girls” Video NSFW

Footage of the photoshoot for the Sarah and Kerry Tees from the spring 2011 Warriors Of Radness line to the tune of “Surf Thump” by WOR recording artist Gantez Warrior. Photography for t shirts by Damon Loble, filmed by Jordan Malama.


Sarah and Kerry Tees

Nike x Manny Pacquiao 2011 Summer Collection

The biggest question in the Boxing world is When will Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather fight each other. Until then, we’ll see both fighers take on less worthy opponents.  Nike wants to make sure Pacquiao does this in style with the release of  his 2011 Summer footwear collection.  Featured  in the collection  include the Nike Zoom Huarache Trainer Low and Nike Trainer 1.3 Max, along with a special Ring Boot for the fighter to wear in the ring.