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.”

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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.

SBTG & Royalefam new Curated Artist section for Sneakers


ROYALEFAM has added a brand-new section on their website to showcase the works of other promising sneaker customizers.

The Curated Artists program features selected artists and provides a platform for them to create designs for SBTG that will be showcased on the ROYALEFAM website. These artists will be hand-picked from the ever-growing pool of local and international talent, including established customizers and successful graduates from the SBTG Academy.

The intention of the program is to give up-and-coming young artists greater exposure under the ROYALEFAM label and promote sneaker customization as a viable career for budding customizers and DIY fiends.

The first featured artist is Pras. Pras is recently-graduated SBTG Academy intern Ivan Prasetya who spent 5 months training intensively under the tutelage of SBTG. Pras’ collection for SBTG is available now, only at www.royalefam.com

‘TrickGo Zine Yard Sale’ & ‘Collaborative Zine Release Party’ – Saturday, May 1st


TrickGo has a great weekend planned for May 1st. Definitely check it out and support one of Philly’s great brands.

Part1: “TrickGo Zine Yard Sale”
Saturday, May 1, 2010
12:00pm – 4:00pm
TrickGo Clothing Boutique (1135 Pine St.)

TrickGo Clothing Boutique is hosting a ZINE YARD SALE for artists to sell their zines, artists’ books, comics, stickers, or other printed multiples. Come out and buy some cool, cheap art

From 12-4pm will be our official zine yard sale where all zines/prints/paintings/and other art related paraphernalia will be on display and for sale. Along with that will be free treats and drinks, tunes, and a collaborative zine project where we will be providing paper & various drawing matters so that you can doodle away. We will later be putting it all together to make a unique zine that we will be selling/giving away for part two.

Here’s a link to the Facebook event:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=102724443101723&ref=ts

Part 2: “Collaborative Zine Release Party”
Saturday, May 1, 2010
7:00pm – 10:00pm
TrickGo Clothing Boutique (1135 Pine St.)

We’ll recommence for an the official Collaborative Zine Release Party. At this point we’ll have put all your drawings put together to make the official collaborative zine. From 7-10pm we’ll be dishing out brews, listening to more tunes, & we will have everyone’s zines/artwork on display and still available for purchase throughout the evening. We will also be having an amazing raffle of donated prints, zines, shirts, and goodies, as a thank you for all of you guys who came out, made art, and supported the event.

Here’s a link to the Facebook event:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117926131558077&ref=ts

Learn More at TrickGo

PUMA JB2010 World Cup Edition

The FIFA World Cup is less than 45 days away. To celebrate the teams in the cup, PUMA will release two versions of the specially designed JB2010 high cut sneakers. JB stands for Johannesburg in South Africa and 2010 stands for this year, and also 2010 FIFA World Cup. The first colorway is a black version to celebrate Cameroon.  The white version is for my hometown Ghanaian’s.  The colors of each flag for each country contain red, green and yellow elements which are in turn transferred to the sneakers.  Each heel also features a depiction of each respective countries flag.

Source: Flauge

Theophilus London – I Want You (Marvin Gaye Cover)


Theophilus London will be releasing his highly anticipated mixtape I Want You tomorrow. In the meantime listen to his Marvin Gaye “I Want You” cover.  Here is what Theo had to say:

This track sparked the whole mixtape!
I bought every single Marvin Gaye record i could fine.. and spent an entire 2 months listening while working on my album in LA. I then bought the separate parts from the original song I WANT YOU by Marvin Gaye and
recorded my verse and singing in LONDON. I put all the different instruments together for the new wave version 🙂

It was a pleasure Covering this song! I really Want my Listeners! and this is my way of telling them!!
I am very Excited for people to hear my new desires and I just want Girls to wake up and put this on! eat their breakfast smoke their brains out and enjoy I WANT YOU

I want You will be available April 28th.

Check out the Track listing

Dave’s Quality Meat Spring 2010 Lookbook

Dave’s Quality Meat is one of my favorite stores. I always make sure I pay the store a visit when I am in NYC.  Here we take a look at their Spring 2010 Lookbook which features button downs, graphic tees, pants and accessories. The lookbook features staff and friends chilling the in city, riding and pushing and is shot by NYC street photographer Sue Kwon. All items are currently available for purchase both in store and online.

Vans x Crayola Pack

We take a closer look at the Vans x Crayola Pack scheduled for a later release this fall. The pack features Vans Authentics as well as New Eras with design and prints that are unmistakeably associated with crayons. Take a look at all the photos and see what is in store.