Pusha T and 50 Cent – Raid

Pusha T. has been releasing tracks here and there lately to raise anticipation for the release of his upcoming solo album, Fear of God. Here is another track that will supposedly be on that album. The track is entitled “Raid” and was previewed by Hot 97’s own Funkmaster Flex earlier this evening. Take a listen to this and give us your thoughts. The track features production from longtime Clipse collaborator and fellow Virginian, Pharrell Williams of the Nepturnes.

Pusha T. Feat. 50 Cent – Raid (Prod by Pharrell) by uristocrat

50 Cent – All About Dough

What are your thoughts on all the recent releases from 50 Cent? 50 Cent seems to be taking advantage of the new “mixtape,” ie twitter, soundcloud and blogs to get his message and new music across. This is reminiscent of when 50 Cent released classic mixtapes every few weeks. We got a new track over the weekend and here we have another one. The title of this track is “All about dough.” The song seems to encompass all that motivates 50 Cent. Take a listen to this track and give us your thoughts.

Lupe Fiasco featuring Eric Turner – Stereo Sun

I’m still trying to make sense of Lupe Fiasco’s latest album, Lasers. The album is a departure from his usual sound and features the use of produces, hooks and concepts that I frankly didn’t expect from Lupe Fiasco. However, the lyrics and the thoughts on the album are reminiscent of Lupe’s earlier work and feature the addition of more ideas that may rub some the wrong way if they are of different political leanings. I almost wish that Lupe had spit these lyrics over different beats. Lupe then releases this track while I am still trying to digest Lasers, which is  titled “Stereo Sun.”  The song features Eric Turner adding his vocals and features the same types of beats and production that is prevalent on the recently  released Lasers. In short, I don’t like it either except for Lupe’s poignant lyrics. Take a listen to the track and give us your thoughts. Let us know if you flatly hate it or think its good enough to have made Lasers.

Supreme x Vans Mike Carroll Old Skools

Supreme will release two new styles of Vans.  The sneakers take us back to 1994, when the original Mike Carroll signature shoes were released by Vans.  The sneakers will be available three new colorways along with six colroways of the original Old Skools. Take a look at the sneakers in the gallery featuring suede and mesh Uppers.  Supreme will make these new releases available in-store and online March 17th.

ESPN 30 for 30: The Fab Five

ESPN’s 30 for 30 series in my opinion stands as one of the greatest series of sports documentaries ever. I should also mention that its the only sports documentary series that I am aware of. The stories presented by 30 for 30 have included Allen Iverson, Miami University and Marion Jones. However, the Fab Five, directed by Jason Hehir, may be the best of the bunch. The Fab Five story tells us of what may have been one of the greatest freshman classes of all time and what the definition of unfilled potential is. Its a shame that Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson couldn’t win the NCAA Champioinship. Whats even worse is that a lot of their achievements have been wiped out due to scandals involving some of the players on the team. Enjoy the video above and learn about the real story behind the Fab Five.

Durkl Spring 2011 Lookbook

Washington D.C. based DURKL presents the first delivery of their Spring/Summer 2011 collection. Some of the highlights include the waterproof Ripstop Jacket, the High Quality Low Standards Varsity Jacket, and new 14oz Selvedge Denim.  The line also includes a great mix of hoodies, plaid poplin buttondown shirts,  snapback and camper caps, tees and more.  Delivery 1 is available now at DURKL retailers worldwide, including online at http://shop.durkl.com and  at the DURKL store in Washington D.C.

Watch: Phil Ade – Take It Slow (Video)

Here is a video from Phil Ade.  Its his version of Mobb Deeps “The Learning (Burn)” and is aptly titled “Take It Slow.” The video was filmed in honor of Prodigy’s release from prison.  This latest installment for #PhilAdeFriday was filmed in New York City.  Phil Ade has also decided to rerelease a “No DJ” version of his critically acclaimed mixtape The Letterman.  The Letterman was listed on Smoking Section as one of the best mixtapes of 2010.  Download it now.

MIXTAPE: Phil Ade – The Letterman (No DJ Version): http://368musicgroup.com/mixtapes/Phil_Ade-The_Letterman_(No_DJ).zip

Cam’ron – Ooooohhhh feat. Sen-City, Vado & Jim Jones

The Diplomats reunion continues with the release of this new Cam’ron track featuring Jim Jones, Vado and Sen-City. A solid track entitled “Oooooohhhhhh” which is pretty cool. Take a listen and give us your thoughts.  Make sure you get your tickets for the Diplomats Reunion Show at the Trocadero on March 24th.

Cam’ron – ooohhhhh f.Sen City, Vado & Jim Jones by uristocrat

DOWNLOAD: Cam’ron – Ooooohhhh f. Sen-City, Vado & Jim Jones Mediafire

50 Cent – Ghetto Like A Motherf*cker

50 Cent releases a new freestyle which will be accompanied with a new contest for all the budding producers out  there.

I’m going to put out a free style today. That has just has a sample and a kick drum. So all the producers on twitter can finish it. We are gonna see if yal really know how to make beats. I’m gonna listen then post the best version. – 50 Cent

50 Cent – Ghetto Like A Motherf cker by uristocrat

DOWNLOAD: 50 Cent – Ghetto Like A Motherf*ckerMediafire

Saturdays + The Vault = Social Security!


Summoning all Taste makers  to come celebrate with us as we bring the new year in with style, luxury, image, detail, and ciroc.


Open up the Vault to Philadelphia’s newest nightlife experience. Why leave your nightlife to chance? We at Vault Ultra Lounge invite you to experience “Social” Security. Never experiment with your Saturday Night. Vault offers high quality music, great amenities, courteous staff, and the best drink specials. The only element missing to the perfect night is you! Saturdays at Vault Ultra Lounge we’re giving all tastemakers “Social” Security.

w. Vault Ultra Lounge, StarPower Marketing Group, Uristocrat.com
w. $5 VIP Admission til 11pm w.RSVP
w. Complimentary Rose Champagne 10-11
w. Top Shelf Open Bar 10pm-11pm [Featuring Paton, Grey Goose & Hennessy]
w. ½ Price Long-Islands until midnight
w. Sounds by DJ Naztak & DJ R to Da IZZA
w. Vault Ultra Lounge @ 460 N 2nd Street. Philadelphia, PA 19123
w. Your Finest Attire is Requested. Absolutely No Sneakers will be permitted.

Sounds By
{ DJ Naztak & DJ R to Da IZZA }

The Rules

They’re simple the event will be selective in nature. *Dress code restrictions are at the discretion of Vault Ultra Lounge’s management and pertain not merely to articles of clothing, but more importantly to style and execution.

Dress Code {Upscale}

No Sneakers | No Athletic wear | Hats*

More info

Please consider bottle service and early arrival as a means to guarantee admission and a great experience. For bottle service please contact 215-238-0171 or info@vaultphilly.com for large groups or corporate event booking please email info@vaultphilly.com

This event will be selective in nature. *Dress code restrictions are at the discretion of Vault Ultra Lounge’s management and pertain not merely to articles of clothing, but more importantly to style and execution.

Alden Leschi Picnic Saddle Oxford

Blackbird and famed custom bootmakers Alden of New England release a special series of saddle shoes inspired by Seattle historical figure, Frank Osgood and his horse drawn and electrical streetcars. Alden has been making shoes since 1884 with a keen eye to detail and an emphasis on quality.  Frank Osgood serves as the inspiration to this series based on his contributions to the city of  Seattle, helping it become a more modernized city.  Frank is also widely credited with dramatically changing the citys street culture, helping Seattle’s working men keep their shoes clean through daily activities that included going to work and taking picnics at Lake Washington due to the addition of trolleys to the city.  The Leschi Picnic Saddle Oxford is named for the popular Seattle park which marked the end of the line for the city’s original cable car.  The park has provided picturesque views and lighthearted memories for generations of Seattlites, features contrasting suede and smooth calf leathers in navy and black, and the same smart brass eyelets and classic saddle shoe shape as its brother, the Hayburner Saddle Shoe.   The craftmanship for the shoe is seen in in the use of  premium black city calf leather and snuff calf suede.  The outsole of the shoe features durable, water-resistant single Waterloc outsole with the insole featuring vegetable tanned leather insoles with the “Made expressly for Blackbird” heel pod.  Take a look at the shoe in the photos below and make sure you visit Blackbird to pick up a pair.

Source: BlackBird

Yuketen Boat Shoe Orange Leather

Yuki Matsuda and his Californian crew believe in using only the finest in materials for their various items.  This is the case once again with the Yuketen Boat Shoe coming in orange leather.  The show is crafted in the USA from the best materials and best artisans.  The shoe is created for bare feet as all boat shoes should be.  It features sturdy navy leather, all around lacing and a white camp sole. Available now at Tres Bien Shop.

J. Rizzle presents the Essence of Jay Electronica

I was visiting CrossFadedBacon and saw this post about a new Jay Electronica mixtape.  Jay Electronica needs to release a new album already but in the meantime this will do.  This is a fun mix of original samples and some of his bigger songs from the dude J. Rizzle. Check it out!

Radio Interview Snippet
Dear Moleskine – Jay Electronica
Free Angela – Bayete
Etrenal Sunshine – Jay Electronica
Phone Call – Jon Brion
FYI – Jay Electronica
Row – Jon Brion
Voodoo Man – Jay Electronica
Postcard – Jon Brion
Somethin’ To Hold On To – Jay Electronica
Give Me Somethin’ To Hold On to – Myrna Summers
Renaissance Man – Jay Electronica
Love Is – Common
Victory Is In My Clutches – Jay Electronica
Electrified Love – Earl Hines
Exhibit A (Transformations) – Jay Electronica
Dead Presidents – Jay Z
Exhibit C – Jay Electronica
Cross My Heart – Billy Stewart
Shiny Suit Theory – Jay Electronica, Jay Z, The Dream
Ain’t Got The Love (Of One Girl On My Mind) – The Ambassadors
Intro -Group Home
Jazzmatazz (Tribute to Guru)- Jay Electronica

J. Rizzle Presents Essence Of Jay Electronica by J. Rizzle

Official Spring 2011 Video Lookbook

Official’s Spring 2011 video lookbook featuring C+ has been released and synchronized with the spring styles reaching it’s retailers worldwide. This lookbook broadcasts a day-in-the-life survey that seamlessly spotlights several snap-back and adjustable hat styles from the Spring 2011 delivery.

Learn more about Official by visiting theofficialbrand.com