Here is a new song from Trey Songz produced by Polow Da Don.
Hi Guys… Adding a hat to your wardrobe adds a certain touch that exudes maturity. Here we take a look at the Brixton Spring/Summer 2010 Pack hat that will certainly do this. The Pack features a straw bowler with grosgrain ribbon and silk lining. It is available in two colorways for $40 via select Brixton retailers and the brand’s webstore.
Naledge speaks… Naledge is the latest on the RubyHornet’s What’s On Your Mind series. Make sure you’re following @naledgekidz on twitter as well as @Uristocrat.
Bowling. There’s no time to Spare! . . Meet Lauren as she takes one for the team.
Directed by Jonathan Leder. Produced by Picture Farm. Edited by Michael Hoerner. Starring Lauren Young.
Music by the Bomboras.
See more of Lauren in the upcoming Sports Issue. Subscribe to Jacques Magazine and save 40% off the cover price. Jacquesmag.blogspot.com
Here is a look at unreleased samples of sneakers that may have made quite a splash if they had been released. They are Nike Zoom Lebron VI’s inspired by Family Guy’s Stewie Griffin. The sneaker features cel-shading, including deep black outlines which is appropriate since Family Guy is an animation. It would be nice to have a pair of these.
Join us at the Walnut Room on April 25th for the Uristocrat Mixtape release party. This will be an exciting event to mark the release of the first Uristocrat compilation and it features the likes of Dice Raw, Asaad, Stalley, Raheem Devaughn, XO, Soprano, Cymarshall Law, Sugar Tongue Slim, Paul Brown, B. Dot, Dephonic, Sock the Rapper, Aime, Selina Carrerra and more mixed by DJ Rtodaizza. This is definitely a tape and event you want to check out. RSVP for Free admission at Uristocrat.com/events/rsvp.
We will also have special guests and treats that we will announce soon.
Uristocrat Mixtape Release Party
The Walnut Room – 1709 Walnut St.
Sunday, April 25th, 10 pm – 2 am
Produced by DJ R to da Izza :: :: 21+
Your most splendid sartorial execution is required.
Visit Uristocrat.com/events/RSVP to be added to the Guestlist for this exciting evening
Join us for the Penn Relays Young Alumni Mixer at Marathon – 1818 Market.
The perfect beginning to a memorable weekend.
Music by DJ R to da Izza:: :: 21+
Your most splendid sartorial execution is required.
RSVP at Uristocrat.com/events/RSVP for Free Admission before 11 PM
Previewed here is the “dirty” version “Curtain Call” from Little Brother. LeftBack, Little Brother’s final album, is in stores now.
More espadrille. I have became a big fan of the material on sneakers and here we take a look at the Generic Surplus interpolation for Spring/Summer 2010. The sneaker seen here is the Wino which features a corded espadrille midsole, a canvas upper and subtle leather notes on the heel. The sneaker is available in black, navy and tan over at UNDFTD.
I always enjoy mixes from DJ’s that are often hours long and feature a variety of songs. Its the reason why I always listen to DJ Jaycee’s mixes on Eargasm. Here is a mix from Jamaica which is really a duo of Antoine Hilaire and Flo Lyonnet. This mix is titled the Bermuda Party Compilation and features Prince, Cream Team, Bob Seger, Led Zeppelin, Siriusmo and others.
1. Cream – White Room
2. Bob Seger – Love The One You’re With
3. Jimmy Ross – First True Love Affair (Larry Levan Mix)
4. Automat – Droid (Cecil Edit)
5. Mother’s Finest – Dis Go Dis Way, Dis Go Dat Way
6. In Flagranti – Louvre For Yo
7. Siriusmo – Girls Rock
8. David Rubato – Circuit (Siriusmo Remix)
9. Harry Thumann – Sphinx
10. Azari & Ill – Hungry For The Power
11. Ali Love – Love Harder (Extended Version)
12. Prince – I Would Die 4 U
13. Led Zeppelin – Moby Dick
14. Billy Squier – The Stroke
15. Electric Light Orchestra – Last Train To London
16. Aleem feat. Leroy Burgess – Release Yourself
17. Le Knight Club – Rhumba
18. Surkin – Fan Out
19. High Powered Boys – Highway
20. Pierce – Miss Your Tape (The Phantom’s Revenge Remix)
21. Das Glow – Phase IV
22. Jamaica – I Think I Like U 2 (Breakbot Remix)
23. Carole King – Out In The Cold
The Red Bull Big Tune is a competition to determine the nations best producers. At the very core of the competition is a producer battle. The competition is coming to Philadelphia so if you are a budding producer then make sure you register for the competition (Deadline May 5th). If you’re not a producer but are still interested in going to the event then make sure you RSVP. The first stop of this nationwide tour will be Philadelphia on May 18th.
Stalley, Ski Beatz and the 24 Hour Karate School Sensei’s tore down the legendary SOB’s in NYC on 4/20 before KRS-ONE took the stage and Bagpresents.com was there to capture it. Check out the special performance, which included live versions of Stalley’s hit songs “Do It Big” and “S.T.A.L.L.E.Y.”, as well as instrumental versions of the title track off “24 Hour Karate School” and Mos Def’s “Taxi”. Stalley is one of the guests on the Uristocrat Mixtape which will see its release this Sunday.
I am really looking forward to the release of the 2010 In4mation x Casio G Shocks. Here is a more in depth look at one of the watches from the forthcoming collection from the Hawaiian retailer. From the press release:
Irreverently clad in sleek gray with yellow and red accents, the GLX6900X-2 remains rooted in In4mation’s surf heritage. Harmonizing with the surfer lifestyle, the G-Shock In4mation chronograph features 200M water resistance, low temperature resistance, tide graph and moon data graph for the ultimate in tracking high and low tides. Even the EL Backlight reflects In4mation’s legacy with a red shaka sign, the definitive symbol of aloha and Hawaiian culture.
This sleek limited edition digital watch features the In4mation logo on the band and custom engraved on the case back. Complete with the high gloss finish, the G-Shock x In4mation watch also features Full Auto EL Backlight with afterglow, Flash Alert, Flashes with buzzer, 48-City World Time, 4 Multi-Function Alarms and 1 Snooze, Countdown Timer, 1/100th Sec Stopwatch and 12/24Hr. Formats. Available for $110 at Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Macys, Fashion boutiques and www.gshock.com.
Take a look at these two new clean colorways of the classic adidas sneaker, the Samba. The new colorways are collegiate aqua and columbia blue on a sneaker with a primarily suede upper. Each sneaker also features leather white stripes. The sneakers are currently available at SNS.
Here is a look at the Eric Koston x Nike SB Dunk Hi Premium scheduled for an early May Release. The sneaker features a suede and leather upper in a royal gold. The sneaker also features red accents to pay homage to Eric Koston’s Thai Heritage. Brooklyn Projects is gearing up for a special release event for these sneakers in early May.
A few days ago, we previewed the @decaturdan video preview of Jeezy’s Trap Or Die 2: By Any Means Necessary-mixtape. Now we have a song from the tape and its produced by Needlz. Check it out. Tell us what you think.. Share it with your friends. Oh and Follow @uristocrat on Twitter.
Here is the second episode of one of my favorite web series’. Here is Episode Two of “Put This On” and this time the shoes are the topic. This is a must watch.
A web series about dressing like a grownup.
The latest Jay Electronica video sees the light of day. This time the visuals are for “A Million in the Morning.”
I love the NBA Playoffs. There’s nothing like the eight best teams of each conference battling each other for global supremacy. Not surprisingly, many of these teams feature some of the best players in the league. However, watching these first few games I noticed a lot of these teams feature many of the NBA’s best ‘YMCA’ players.
What is a ‘YMCA’ player you ask? It’s someone’s whose game is straight out of open rec. Kobe Bryant is built like a professional basketball player and is one of the most fundamentally sound players in the league. His defensive stance is perfect and he has a pure jump shot. He makes a lot of fancy and spectacular plays, but at the end of the day if you marvel at anything it’s his superior ability.
Steve Nash? He looks and plays like that dude that drives you crazy at the gym. He’s the guy who makes the craziest, luckiest shots in the gym and makes a ton of ‘there’s no way in hell he knew that guy was going to be there’ passes. But just like that guy in the gym, Nash does it so consistently that you realize that it’s not luck; over the years dude just developed some super natural abilities to subsidize his lack of typical basketball skills.
This isn’t a team of all Steve Nashes though. There are a ton of archetypical pickup ball players that seem to pop up every place I play. The ballhog that’s good enough to carry a team, but never passes. Ever. There’s the hustlers, the hackers, the shooters and the guys that are better than you think. Without further ado, here’s the 09-10 1st and 2nd YMCA team.
C – David Lee, New York Knicks – David Lee is the guy you love to have on your team. He isn’t going to ask for the ball at all. He’s going to exploit any mismatch and fight for every rebound like his life depended on it. Fundamentally sound with sneaky athleticism, if you get a D. Lee on your squad you’ll probably end up winning most of your games.
PF – Antwan Jamison, Cleveland Cavaliers – ‘Twan ‘Twan is the guy who’s painfully frustrating to play against, but you love to have on your team. Dude has an array of garbage hooks and ugly scoop shots that always seem to go in. He can pass, defend and shoot the outside shot.
SF – Kyle Korver, Utah Jazz – He’s the shooter. He’s the guy that makes everybody cuss every time he swishes another three like “Gotdamn who’s checking this dude,” or “Ish, this Motherlover don’t miss!” You can’t leave him open under any circumstances. Ever, from any distance.
SG – Jamal Crawford, Atlanta Hawks – He’s the dude that’s nice but ultimately probably more fun to play against. He’s never passing, ever. Coincidentally, he’s always demanding the ball, always. He always thinks he’s open and/or that he can take the 2-4 guys checking him off the dribble every time. He’s so bad to play with that you can win two or three in a row with him and say ‘screw this, I’m going to go lift weights.’
PG – Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns – Now this is a dude you love to play with. He plays hard as hell and will always find you if you’re open. He sees you sometimes when you don’t even realize you’re open. He can shoot, but he’s not a ballhog, and his trick shot bag is insane.
C – Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Cleveland Cavaliers – He’s the old guy that can’t jump or run, but is somehow still effective. He’s going to foul the crap out of any and everyone he defends and will make the game painfully slow, but he’ll grab boards, hit open shots and find the cutter.
PF – Chris Anderson, Denver Nuggets – He’s the big man that doesn’t really have any basketball skills, but he flies around like a mad man and gets a ton of boards and blocks. He’s the guy that will get an offensive rebound 3 feet away from the basket and pass it out. He’s also the guy that will still be playing hard if his team’s down 15-4.
SF – Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs – He’s the balding dude that’s a hell of a lot better and more athletic than he looks. You might think he’s a joke when he walks on the court, but after he scores his teams first 4 points and sends your shot in to the crowd you’ll probably respect his game.
SG – Tracy McGrady, New York Knicks – He’s another guy I love to hate. He’s the dude with all the ‘such-and-such state’ gear, who is always talking about his experiences playing minor league ball in Italy or somewhere like that. He has every brace known to man and is a pain in the ass to play with (due to him serving as the player/coach) or against (because he’s going to call every bs call in the book). Plus, he’s a lot more washed up than he realizes.
PG – Aaron Brooks, Houston Rockets – Brooks is a guy you hate to play against because he’s better than everyone realizes. He’s the dude that will light a guy up for three in a row, prompting someone to say ‘I got him yo,’ only to get his ass lit up too.
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers – He’s the nastiest guy in your local gym. He’s the guy that will win four games in a row and will have everybody walking off the court midway through the fifth game like ‘eff it.’ He’s the guy that will have you fist pumping to yourself when you end up on his team. He’s also the guy that punts the basketball after each loss, because they only happen about once every two months.