What do Shepard Fairey, Cosmo Baker and Union Transfer all have in common? The Mural Arts OFF-THE-WALL BALL fundraiser. Yup, here’s your chance to come party with Philly’s own Cosmo Baker and street art bohemeth Shepard Fairey while they spin tunes at the absolute must-attend after party of The Mural Arts annual Wall Ball Gala
This extraordinary event will take place from 9:30-12:00am Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Union Transfer and will be hosted by Mural Arts’ Young Friends Collective.
Tickets are $35 and include a drink ticket and light bites throughout the night.
All proceeds from this year’s OFF-THE-WALL BALL fundraiser will
go directly to Philadelphia’s First International Street Art Exhibition in 2015.
The Babylon Cartel collective has dropped a total re-envisioning of its original Aztec Jersey Concept called Mach 2. The Mach 2 Collection draws inspiration from Marvel’s own Tony Stark and his famous “Iron Man” armor.
“We wanted to re-design an already popular product for a current and totally new consumer while continuing to supply innovative and futuristic apparel.” says CEO Gianni Lee
The Lookbook and Video tells the story of a lost traveler in a distant future attempting to communicate with his lost planet. The collection consists of a black Neoprene Bomber and two Re-Designed Aztec Goalkeeper Jerseys with two inches of length and improved structure in elbow padding and total fit. The same specifications used on Football ( Soccer ) Kits all over the world.
2009 was a great year for Uristocrat because that is the year we met a young lyricist out of North Philly named Saayid Asaad. That was the year when we worked with him to release his debut mixtape Flowers. 5 years later, the follow up to that impressive debut is here. Flowers II sees an older, wiser Asaad aka Saudi Money take his lyricism, braggadacio and flow to another level.
Check the tracks below to stream the Flowers II mixtape from Asaad. Download the project via SoundCloud. Stay tuned for more from Saadi.
Here is HHS1987’s interview with Gogo Morrow at the ‘Friends & Lovers Tour’ with Marsha Ambrosius. The lovely songstress spoke to HHS1987’s EMoney about touring with Lady Gaga, meeting her idol Patti LaBelle, and her forthcoming debut album.
Gogo also spoke on her collaboration with Chill Moody, which is featured on the soundtrack to the new major motion picture ‘McCanick’, Hip-Hop artists she’d like to work with in the future, how she prepares for performances & more.
Twitter launched 8 years ago and to celebrate the occasion, the social media giant is allowing all users to relive their first tweet. With the use of the Discover Twitter function, you can find the first post from any account. This is quite hilarious so we decided to take a look at first tweets from some of our friends.
Quite Hilarious below. It is very interesting to see how some of us jumped on the social media platform ranging from confusion to consternation to excitement.
The 90’s featured one of the best power hitters MLB has ever seen, White Sox hall of famer Frank Thomas aka the Big Hurt who batted .301 throughout his career.
In 1995, The Big Hurt licensed his nickname from 19995-98 for the Reebok Mobius line. The shoe released in 1996, and came with a molded or bladed cleats. The shoes were alright but now they are seeing a reissue from Reebok.
It looks like the Big Hurt isnt happy and has filed a lawsuit concerning the use of the name. The lawsuit, filed in Illinois, has Thomas asking for profits made off any sales of the 2014 Reebok Big Hurt as well as the immediate ceasing of all sales of the shoes. Check out the sneakers below.
REmember when you read The Giver in 7th grade? Well Lois Lowry’s bestselling book is now coming to the big screen. The movie adaptation features all-star cast including Oscar-winning actors Jeff Bridges as The Giver and Meryl Streep as the villain Chief Elder. Check him out above.
Directed by Phillip Noyce, The Giver is due to hit theaters August 15th.
March 26, 1987 marked the release of the Nike Air Max 1 and with it, a revolution began. In the form of a literal window to the sole, the invisible became visible and Nike’s Air cushioning forever changed how Nike designed running sneakers. Twenty-seven years have passed, Air has increased, the legend has grown, and the time to celebrate has arrived. 3.26, the day that started it all, marks the celebration of an experiment turned icon. To kickstart the festivities, a limited edition Air Max 1 will be released to usher in a new tradition.
For almost 30 years, Nike and Air have been synonymous and inseparable. Although 3.26.87 marked the beginning of the epic known as Air Max, the journey began ten years earlier with an aerospace engineer by the name of Frank Rudy and his ingenious idea. During a visit to Nike’s World Headquarters, Rudy gave Phil Knight a pair of running shoes fitted with a prototype airbag — and the rest was history.
After much trial and error Rudy’s concept was applied to the Air Tailwind in 1978, catapulting the running industry forward. The real impact would hit almost a decade later when a lightbulb went on for storied footwear designer Tinker Hatfield.
“If we actually cut away some of the midsole and expose the airbag so you could see it, then people will understand it.” – Tinker Hatfield
Hatfield and then designer (now President & CEO) Mark Parker turned the vision into prototypes, samples and finally, the Air Max 1; a sneaker that marked the intersection of innovation and style.
Air Max was redefined and reimaged on an annual basis, creating a sneaker royal family of sorts including the Air Max Light, BW, Air Max 90, 93, 95, 97, 360 and most recently, the Air Max Lunar90. A journey nearly three decades long solidified Air Max as a premier footwear innovation and expression of style.
Celebrating 27 years of Air superiority, Nike Sportswear applies a volt color treatment to the original Air Max, calling out the shoe’s legendary innovation and mimicking the treatment on Nike’s newest introductions. Along with a 3.26-emblazoned tongue tab, the Air Max 1 Air Max Daycombines the original white/red upper with a volt midsole, accentuating the visible Air.
Celebrate the revolutionary spirit and sense of self-expression on Air Max Day, March 26, 2014. Please visit Nike.com/airmax to get the full experience.
The Air Max 1 Air Max Day will be available on Nike.com and globally at select Nike Sportswear retailers beginning in March.
With classic materials and new colors, this Air Jordan 10 Retro injects a fresh dose of color into a timeless classic. Contemporary Venom Green pops and sockliner accents give the familiar leather and nubuck upper a lively update. Available March 22 on Nike.com (8 a.m. EDT/5 a.m. PDT)
This spring, Supreme will release “cherry,” its first full-length skateboard video.
“cherry” is directed by New York-based videographer, William Strobeck. The video features Tyshawn Jones, Sage Elsesser, Sean Pablo, Nakel Smith, Kevin Bradley, Aidan Mackey, Paulo Diaz, Mark Gonzales, Dylan Rieder, Alex Olson and Jason Dill, in addition to the family and friends that have been a part of the shop throughout its 20-year history.
“cherry” runs 38 minutes. The DVD comes with a photo book that documents the making of the video.
The Bronx, NYC was home for a Heineken Green Room two-part night of music and party with big-name DJ’s and music industry faces co-mingling with select HGR members. To begin the night, The Compound opened the doors to its decorative and street dapper Bronx creative space “The Compound” for a meet and greet party, hosted by creative connector Set Free and DJ’d Ambush and Young Guru.
After this pre-party wrapped up, attendees joined a larger crowd of HGR members just down the street at the neighborhood hot-spot “Bruckner Bar & Grill” that featured the headlining set of DJ Enuff’s (NYC HOT 97 FM).
Philly 360° was granted exclusive access to Philadelphia boxing champion Danny Garcia’s personal gym has he prepares for an upcoming fight in Puerto Rico. Garcia talks to us about being a champion, Philly’s love for Rocky and his favorite cheesesteak spot Ishkabibble’s on South Street. Check it out.
Learn more about Philly’s diverse music, design and culture scene by visiting Philly360.com. Also, following @PhillyTeAma on Twitter for the latest info on Philly latin scene.
Celebrating the landmark release of Pharrell Williams second solo LP Babylon Cartel’s Designer/Producer Gianni Lee and Producer Mike Blud have joined forces once again to assemble the various ( Possible ) inspirations of Mr. Williams’ new album G I R L. Listen to their interpretation in the form of a stream!