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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009 Wrap Up - Skillz

This sums up 2009 in a nutshell. Can't wait till 2010 just one more day away!!

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Nike SB "Booom" Dunk Hi Quickstart

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Nike SB unveils yet another silhouette from its January 2010 lineup. Dubbed the “Booom”, because of the comic book-esque explosion design on the swoosh, the kicks take on a black/white/blue colorway with red and yellow details. Look for these to make themselves available through Nike SB retailers next month as a quickstrike release.
Source: High Snobiety

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Nike Sportswear Dunk Hi Gingham Preview

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Following up on yesterday’s Nike Sportswear Dunk Hi Supreme Preview, we get a peek into another silhouette for Spring 2010 from Nike Sportswear. Using the classic Dunk Hi, NSW works up a multi-color gingham design throughout the uppers with an added bonus in the Zoom Air cushioning unit. Look for these in early Spring 2010.

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Monday, December 28, 2009

50 Best Rap Songs of 2009

I had a hard time coming up with 10 hip-hop albums I really enjoyed this year. But when it comes to songs, I had to stop myself at 50. Yep, songs (and mixtapes) murdered albums in 2009.

50. Dolla - "Georgia Nights"
© Frazer Harrison/Getty
ATLien Dolla recorded this slow cooker just days before he was murdered in L.A.

49. Grouch & Eligh - "All In"
© Legendary Music
Once in a while, alt-rap specialists like Blackalicious and various members of the Hiero clan pop up to remind us that the west coast isn't all hyphy and big basslines. Case in point: this slice of slaphappy hip-hop anthem courtesy of The Grouch & Eligh (both members of Living Legends).
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48. LEGACY - "T.K.O." (Ft. Phonte)
© Traffic Entertainment Group
Hip-hop posse cuts have become a way to demonstrate clout and drum up publicity for an album, as opposed to a lyrical showcase. This jawn by L.E.G.A.C.Y. doesn't conform to that standard. It finds like-minded MCs Sean Price and Phonte pummeling a rather tough beat into submission.
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47. Pac Div - "Mayor"
© Universal Motown
Mibbs & crew are having an Ice Cube-style good day. In fact, they're bubbling with so much excitement that a run for mayor suddenly seems feasible. Or is that Grey Goose in action? The group expects to drop its first official full-length via Universal Motown Records in 2010.
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46. Slim Thug - "I Run"
© Koch
Brassy, slap-happy southern rap encouraging all personages in the streets of H-Town to please recognize his royal Thuggness.
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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Interview with Raw Tunez

For those not familiar with Raw Tunez, tell us a little about yourself.

Raw Tunez:
I was born in New Orleans and moved to Houston after Katrina, that bitch. I've been making music since 2005 and I'm still evolving.

What makes you standout from other producers?

Raw Tunez:
I really don't know, I've pretty much been trained by alot of different producers. I just use what I was taught and try to make my own sound.

Where did you get your name and what made it stick?

Raw Tunez:
I used to be known as Big Dick Beatz but no one was feeling that. (Laughs)


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Interview with El Williams of The SoundClash

Tell me about El.

I Am That Dude © Lyrikill

What is SoundClash?

Soundclash is a producer competition, artist showcase, and networking mixer.


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Friday, December 25, 2009

Kick-Ass Trailer

Wait for 0:20

Thank You&You're Welcome

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

I'll take the time out of this day to tell all of our viewers and fellow Blog family Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. You all mean a lot to me and I really appreciate all of the interviews I've done and friends I've made along this journey. I pray that you have a prosperous career and you enjoy your families for the holidays. Let us keep in mind that some of us are celebrating this holiday and missing a few loved ones. Keep them in mind.
Dont eat too much.
Love Always.


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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Jellio Furniture

Design firm Jellio, makers of the oversized, rubber gummy bear lights and giant Revell model kits as wall art has added three new pieces to their repertoire of home furnishings made in the image of giant candies and toys.
The Ice Cream Bench is just that: a giant ice cream sandwich you can sit on, made from solid foam, canvas, and white velvet. In the Music Table, an oversized toy xylophone doubles as a tabletop, and we’re told that it really works.
Also, keep a lookout for The Candelier, to be unveiled this January: it’s a three foot wide lighting fixture made form 2,000 fake, acrylic gummi bears. Each one takes a month to build, and will be sold in an edition of ten.
via: f.m.

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Nike Air Max Sculpture by Benedict Radcliffe

Spotted during the Dizzee Rascal Air Max 90 launch at Nike Sportswear’s 1948 space was this enormous sculpture by UK artist Benedict Radcliffe. Commissioned by Nike, Radcliffe reworked his usual bicycle/vehicle designs into a full-scale Air Max wire piece, measuring at 3.5 meters long and perfectly reflecting the classic Air Max silhouette. Sneaker Freaker recently sat down with the artist to speak about his amazing works of art. The interview can be read here.

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Spring 2010 Preview Supra Skytop II

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Supra unveils a couple of new colorways in its Skytop II silhouette via a recent feature within the pages of Complex. Both a navy blue/gold and black colorway make themselves visible, each showcasing the newly re-designed uppers of one of the more popular skate models in sometime, although as of late they’ve become more known for their fashionista sensibilities. Look for these new joints to drop in mid-January of 2010 at Supra retailers, including Factory 413.


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Nike SB 2010 January Releases

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Nike SB unveils its upcoming lineup for January 2010. A bit on the understated side of things, the collection consists of fairly low key releases, including new versions of the Zoom Stefan Janoski, Zoom P. Rod III, and Blazer SB. Also making an appearance is a premium leather high top Classic SB and Bruin SB. Look for all to drop soon through Nike SB retailers.


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Air Jordan XI Space Jam Launch Recap

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A day already filled with blood thirsty last minute Holiday shoppers was made even more chaotic with the launch of Jordan Brand’s Air Jordan XI “Space Jam” Retro, a re-release of the year 2000 classic. Although most were wise enough to camp out by the computer, others made the trip to the local sneaker store, which resulted in unexpected (although somewhat expected) melees. Offered below are some images of the damage caused by hungry Air Jordan aficionados. Definitely feels like the 90s all over again.
Photo: CounterKicks, Extra Butter


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Nike Sportswear Air Max 90 Moire Preview

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Continuing our coverage of Nike Sportswear’s Spring 2010 collection is a preview of a new colorway in the brand’s popular Air Max 90 Moire. The sneakers take on a seamless look with the Mark Smith-designed laser-cut ventilated uppers alongside a grey/white base, adorned by yellow and purple highlights. One of Nike Sportswear’s more well-received performance models, the Air Max 90 Moire will surely be seen in a variety of additional colorways next season.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Interview with Bishop

Tell me a little about yourself.

I'm a producer out of New Orleans, LA (Westbank). I've been producing for about 5 years now but I didn't take it seriously until after Katrina. I do pretty much new hip hop and rap but I'm looking to take on R&B and pop in the next year or so. I'm one of the talented in house producers at the Hut Studios.


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Monday, December 21, 2009

Interview with A.Levy

For those that are not familiar with you, tell us a little about yourself.

My name is A. Levy short for Austin Levy. I am a rapper/studio junky/audio engineer/”top flight” security guard.


Who would you say influenced you the most musically?


This is an easy one. Ok, maybe not that easy. I’m most heavily influenced by Nasir Jones, most commonly known as NAS. I was a late bloomer on real hip-hop. I became a fan of Nas in 1999. Prior to that I was No Limit records fanatic! Mystikal, Mac and Fiend were always my favorites until I discovered Nas. It was amazing to me that he could express my inner thoughts on wax. In 1999 I had never heard anything like it so quickly went to Groove City in Gentilly mall and bought his entire discography.


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Friday, December 18, 2009

Peanuts New Era Japan Cap Collection

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Nike Air Carnivore Retro


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Jay Electronica's "Exhibit C" Now Available on iTunes

Just Blaze and Jay Electronica have teamed up to give us one of the most compelling hip-hop songs of the year. And I realized this after repeat spins of an untidy version of the track, replete with obnoxious shoutouts. Imagine how much more powerful it sounds after passing through a mixing console en route to iTunes. Hop over to iTunes and help yourself to the final, mixed and mastered version of Jay Electronica's Exhibit C EP right now.
Don't say I never gave you a Christmas present.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Interview: Supa Produca D. Bottz

Houston is the birthplace of a lot of hot rappers. Many people don't sit and think about who made the beats. Tae had a chance to sit down with D. Botts of Bottz World Productions, here's what he had to say:

Who is D. Bottz and how do you stand out from being another run of the mill producer?

D. Bottz:
D. Bottz is your unaverage ordinary cat from Houston that has and always will make real music!!

What inspired you to become a producer?

D. Bottz:
I’ve been playing the drums since I was 4, and started tinkling the keys around 18. I got a job at Guitar Center and a friend told me I needed to produce. 10 years later (Pause) here I stand.

Who would you say influenced you the most musically?

D. Bottz:
Well, I can listen to it all, from Jazz to R&B, Abstract to Gospel, Hip Hop to rap, soul to classical. I’m not really influenced by one particular genre, I just love it all.

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Chris Henry Dies at 26

Redemption stories are the best kinds of stories. If someone's failed, lost their way or made more mistakes than we deem acceptable, I always find myself on that guy's side.
I'm not there supporting what they've done or making excuses for them, but hoping that they'll find a way to be better. Hoping that they'll learn from their mistakes, grow and become the person they can be. In one way or another, I think we're all striving for that.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

H-Town Sneaker Summit - Winter '09

H-Town Sneaker Summit H-TOWN SNEAKER SUMMIT - WINTER '09
  • Special Guest Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love
  • View Displays From The Hottest Sneaker Collections!
  • Visit One Day Only 'Pop Up Shops' By The Finest Boutiques!
  • Find Special Holiday Deals On The Hottest Fashions!
  • Preview And Purchase Unreleased & Exclusive Items Available Only At The Summit!
  • Win Raffle Prizes & Free Give Aways!
  • 30,000 sq ft venue featuring five unique areas; Backstage VIP area, Concert Hall, Club/Lounge, Arcade/Game Room/Sports Bar, Outdoor Playground ft. Skatepark and Basketball Half Court.
  • Live Skateboard Demo by A-Front and Southside Skatepark
  • Dance Cipher lead by professional dance team.
  • Performances and Special Guest Appearances TBA
Sunday, December 27th the H-Town Sneaker Summit will hold their annual winter event. The event is the largest and longest running of its kind in the entire Southwest. The bi annual summit is entering it's sixth year and looking forward to continue to push the envelope and elevate sneaker culture into the next decade. Past events have attracted the likes of Rafer Alston, Slim Thug, DJ Clark Kent, and long time summit participant Bun B, along with several thousand sneaker enthusiasts from all over. This seasons event will feature special guest Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love among others. Event merchandise will feature an exclusive limited edition collaboration with long time H-Town Sneaker Summit Sponsor, Akomplice Clothing.
..:: Admission ::..
Advance: $15 :: Day of Show: $25
..:: Times ::..
Door: 3:00 PM
..:: Tickets On Sale::..
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Christian Louboutin Barbie


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Dior Homme 2010 Spring/Summer Hi Top Sneakers

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The high top sneaker trend continues into Spring/Summer 2010 with Dior Homme. Previewed is a pair of trainers from the hi end fashion label. The shoes boast a classic suede upper with an intricate lacing system being the highlight of another rather unorthodox design. Definitely an interesting release to look out for next year.

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Iron Man 2 Poster


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Tiger Woods New Logo


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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Space Girl's Poster 24" x 36"

Chicks in kicks are probably every guys fantasy! We here at Osneaker wouldn't be surprised if some of you even tried this! Regardless, here is an artistic rendition of two girls having a little too much fun wearing one of the most highly anticipated releases scheduled to drop this Christmas. The Space Girls Poster is measured at 24" x 36", this would be a perfect addition in anyone"s college dorm room and would make a GREAT Christmas gift! These posters are limited to 500


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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Vegas Boneyard - The Neon Graveyard

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Looks like a junkyard for neon signs, which is in reality exactly that ! The Vegas Boneyard is a part of The Las Vegas Neon Museum, open to serve as inspiration to fascinated artists, students, historians and designers.

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Sade- Soldier of Love

News that critically acclaimed vocalist Sade is working on her first studio album in nearly a decade, Soldier Of Love, has been welcomed by music lovers worldwide. Due to her unique fusion of R&B and smooth jazz the Nigerian born singer created timeless classics such as Smooth Operator and The Sweetest Taboo. With the leak of the title track we now get the chance to hear what her highly anticipated new body of work will sound like. Fortunately the long wait was more than worth it. Sade leads her sultry yet powerful voice over a staccato rhythm thus proving that she has retained her style despite the numerous changes within the musical landscape in recent years. Soldier Of Love is set for a worldwide release on February 8th via Sony Music.


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2010 is the Year of Outkast

To borrow Andre's words from "Ms. Jackson," "You can plan a pretty picnic, but you can't predict the weather." If this picnic goes as planned, however, 2010 could see a batch of new music from OutKast, arguably hip-hop's greatest rapping duo.

Big Boi's Sir Luscious Left Foot
The first OutKast release out the gate will be Big Boi's long overdue solo album, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. Boi tells that his solo debut is "coming at the top of the year." Judging by the singles and buzz songs, Sir Lucious Left Foot shows signs of brilliance. It has already spawned two solid hits, the Mary J Blige-assisted "Something's Gotta Give" and "Royal Flush," alongside Raekwon and Andre 3000. You may recall that "Royal Flush" topped our Best Rap Songs of 2008 list.

Andre 3000's Solo Album
Big Boi's solo outing will be followed directly by Dre's album. In the same Billboard interview, Boi adds that "3000 [will drop] right after me."

Hey, what about Outkast?
At this point, you're probably wondering if these two will ever make another group album. It will only happen on one condition. Here's Big Boi again: "When the solo albums come out, depending on how the fans support them, then we're gonna give them the Outkast album."
The moral of the story is this: if you want OutKast as a whole, you have to go out in droves and support the sum of its parts. Either way, 2010 will be a big year for the two dope boys in a Cadillac.

Via Henry's Blog

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New Era Waterproof 59FIFTY Fitted Cap

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To accommodate the multi-season 59FIFTY fitted cap wearer, New Era has created an all-new waterproof version of its iconic hat. Seen in a New York Yankees version here, the cap replaces the traditional wool material with a new material which inevitably changes the texture but as the images suggest, keep your head nice and dry when it pours. Available now at ONSPOTZ.
Source: Strictly Fitteds

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Nike Sportswear Air Force 1 Premium "Christmas 2009"

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We’ve seen a decent run of Christmas themed products over the last few days as the trend continues with Nike Sportswear’s Air Force 1 Premium “Christmas 2009″. Luckily, the shoe’s design is on the timeless side with a simple tonal red leather upper. The only suggestion of a Christmas theme is seen on the snowflake insole and tongue tag. Available now at SNEAK.

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Tamiya & New Balance 574

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New Balance link up with RC toy car makers Tamiya on a new collaboration of interest. Based off Tamiya’s popular Dash-1 Emperor car design, the company designed a new version of the 574 featuring patent leather uppers with star eyelets and the #49 embroidered on the tongue. The sneakers also come equipped with its own Dash-1 Emperor available in two colorways (each limited to 248 units) and a messenger bag which looks to be produced by Porter, who made the last series of bags for Tamiya. The kicks are now available through select retailers.

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Supra TK Society Silver/Gold

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A color scheme originally implemented during the first releases of Supra’s Skytop some years ago makes a return on the new TK Society model. The kicks pair a two-tone silver/gold color block with a foiled leather effect. An official release is set for December 12th, in-store and online via Factory 413.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

More Jordan 25th Silver Anniversary Collection

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The fifth and final look into the Air Jordan 25th Silver Anniversary collection takes form over the following signature Jordans. Included in the lot are the Air Jordan V, X, XV, XX and last but certainly not least, the 25th rendition of the Air Jordan, the 2010. No word yet on a release date if any for this entire collection.

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Eminem - Drop A Bomb On ‘Em (CDQ)

I held off on posting this yesterday but apparently Shady Records wants it out so here it is.
Eminem - Drop A Bomb On ‘Em (prod. Dr. Dre) | Clean

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The Obama families 1st Christmas in the White House

The 2009 White House Christmas tree is an 18.5-ft. Douglas fir. It was grown in Shepherdstown, W.Va.  The tree is lit with environmentally friendly LED lights and decorated with more than 800 ornaments from previous White House Administrations.VIA: TIME

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Drake's Debut Set to for March 2010

New details have emerged on Drake's long-gestating debut album, Thank Me Later. For starters, the Canadian MC is now aiming for a March 2010 release date for the album.
During Wednesday's Grammy nominations concert, where Drake received 2 nods for his monstrous single "Best I Ever Had," he attributed that part of delay on his album to scheduling issues. "It's just pulling everybody together: I had a wish list for my managers of everybody I wanted involved that stem beyond hip-hop. I'm trying to pull it all together."
Drake's wish list includes Jay-Z, Kanye West, Sade, Lil Wayne, and Young Jeezy.

via: Henry's Blog

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Dom Pérignon Black Box by Marc Newson


For the fourth time, the House Dom Pérignon has teamed up with the designer Marc Newson to create a new cool champagne case. The “Black Box”, a black case that resists the wear and tear of transport and keeps the Dom P perfectly chilled in even the hottest destinations.
This is currently available in France (200€) and will go global in January 2010 in selected markets across the world.

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