Archive for February, 2012

EP: Curren$y & Styles P x #The1st28


Curren$y and Styles P team up for a surprise EP called #The1st28, which is composed of 5 tracks. Pretty much smoking music, which most won’t complain of since the two are good at making it.

1.Rule Book
2.Jekell n Hyde
3.Lean (feat. Fiend)
4.Go (feat. Daz )
5.Billions (feat. Deelow)

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VIDEO: ScHoolBoy Q – Druggys With Hoes Again (Feat. Ab-Soul)


ScHoolBoy Q releases another video for a track of his classic Habits & Contradictions album. He uses a fish eye effect in the beginning and proceeds to pop pills with some bad hoes…then adds in footage from a performance. JeromeD did a dope job at the directing of the video. Very trippy..and Ab-Soul is the icing on the cake.


MAGAZINE: KiD CuDi & Dot Da Genius x Special WZRD Week


With WZRD coming out today, Complex is producing online content for the whole week. Check out this animated gif cover of Cudi and Dot above. Check out more photos from their California desert shoot below and more after the jump…WZRD: Band Of Brothers (2012 Online Cover Story) (more…)


VIDEO: Curren$y – Livin’


Directed by CJ Willis, Curren$y gives us a music video for his “Livin’” track off his EP Here. Really dope nightlife setting…and he swags it out in the BBC.


SNEAKERS: Gourmet Footwear x Quartto SL X


Gourmet Footwear is definitely something to pay attention to..they have so many dope shoes for reasonable prices as well. These Quartoo SL X shoes are pretty fly and can definitely spice up an outfit. It has full-grain leather upper with re-inforced suede ollie area, canvas liner and rubber cupsole. Check out the women’s version ‘Quattro L’ after the jump…

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VIDEO: Waka Flocka Flame – Round of Applause [Remix] (Feat. Drake)


Not what was expected but here is Waka Flocka’s music video for “Round of Applause” featuring Drake directed by Mr. Boomtown. Triple F Life is his latest project that will be droppin soon…RIP to Slim Dunkin as well…


AUDIO: Teyana Taylor – D.U.I. (Feat. Jadakiss & Fabolous)


Produced by Hit-Boy, Teyana Taylor releases a new track called “D.U.I.” which features Jadakiss and Fabolous. Definitely a good look for her, finally her project The Misunderstanding of Teyana Taylor EP will be dropping March 12th.

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INTERVIEW: ScHoolBoy Q x FaderTV


It’s not surprising that FaderTV was able to conduct a quick interview with ScHoolBoy Q after they had fellow TDE member, Kendrick Lamar covering their latest issue 78. He discussing his passion for music as well as what’s expected from him in the future…


LOOKBOOK: 10.DEEP x 2012 Pre-Spring Collection


10.DEEP releases a pre collection for the upcoming 2012 Spring collection. Check out the lookbook below that features dope hoodies, crewnecks, t-shirts and a few bookbags as well. Doesn’t really have a spring feel, but it’s a good look nonetheless… (more…)


AUDIO: Chris Brown – Turn Up The Music (Remix) [Feat. Rihanna]


Rihanna returns the favor and features herself on Chris Brown’s latest hit “Turn Up The Music”. They took to twitter to release the song, Breezy uploaded the track to his vimeo and titled it “YIKES!!!!!!!!!!” Not too sure why, but the track is dope nonetheless. Take a listen below:


ACCESSORIES: Johnny Cupcakes x 5-Panel Hats


Johnny Cupcakes are following the trend by producing their own pair of 5-panel hats. They made a blue and bicycle pattern colorway. Supposedly, they are limited and won’t be made again so head over to their flagships stores or online to get yours now.

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VIDEO: French Montana – Shot Caller (Remix)


French Montana adds Bugatti Boyz, Diddy and Rick Ross for the remix and as a newly signed Bad Boy artists the video has the all black swag that is perfect for the occasion.  MMG makes a cameo along with Cassie for the music video and was directed by Colin Tilley, see for yourself:


MAGAZINE: Kendrick Lamar x FADER (Issue #78)


TDE’s very own Kendrick Lamar shares one side of the double cover of FADER magazine’s issue #78 of Feb/March 2012. His article was titled ‘Black Hippy: A View From the Center’ which in itself demands attention as it’s prone to be an interesting article. The spread captures TDE in their everyday life and is very personable which is something all fans love to experience in the artists they love. Take a look at the spread as well as a few excerpts from the article. 

“I was one of those young cats and knuckleheads that was hard headed, that didn’t listen, [Top Dawg] locked me up in the studio and I’ve been there ever since.”
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VIDEO: Juicy J – Drugged Out


Off his Blue Dream & Lean mixtape, Juicy releases a music video for “Drugged Out” and a lot of folks came out to cameo in it. Just a few are Tyga, The Weeknd, Kreayshawn and her homie V Nasty as well as a couple more. Take a look at the vid below:


MISC: The Hundreds x Penny Skateboard


The Hundreds have teamed up with Penny Skateboards to produce this one of a kind $120 skateboard. The board features a black body and “CMYK” themed multicolored wheels – It’s the classic Penny Skateboard that dates back generations, with a The Hundreds twist. This is Penny’s first collaboration with anyone and they only made 400 of these skateboards… (more…)


AUDIO: Rihanna – Birthday Cake (Remix) [Feat. Chris Brown]


Rihanna actually did what no one thought she ever would do and teamed back up with Breezy again and this time it was for the remix to her “Birthday Cake” in honor of her 24th birthday. Take a listen and download below…be prepared for all the crazy tweets and blog speculations.

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VIDEO: Supreme New York x S/S 2012 “Pizza Face” Preview


Coordinating with the announcement of the Supreme spring/summer 2012 line, Supreme has dropped a super trippy visual to accompany the collection. The video features a skater with a distorted face, and a reel of some of the most psychedelic footage I’ve seen since my last acid trip. Many have criticized the brand for a variety of reasons, but I have to respect them for their creative marketing campaigns, a la the Kate Moss/Supreme billboards plastered all over the Lower East Side of New York. Check out the video below, and the new collection releases 2/23 in the NY & LA locations.


COLLECTION: Supreme x 2012 Spring/Summer


Supreme releases their 2012 Spring/Summer collection, and just when you thought they couldn’t get more out of pocket they surprise us when even more ratchetness. Added Kate Moss as a showgirl for the clothing was just one aspect, but the graphics just took one for the books. In addition to that, Supreme made a collab with Rawlings for their own glove and baseballs. They also decided to use the Arabic language in “Supreme” for shirts, hats and skateboards. Crazy patterns and prints fill the collection, peep the dopeness below and after the break and click here to view the entire collection: (more…)


VIDEO: Wale – Slight Work (Feat. Big Sean)


Wale’s “Slight Work” video featuring Big Sean is here and it’s a lot of debuts going on in the video. Directed by Chris Brown, you can pretty much tell where he got his inspiration from, similar to his “Look At Me Now” video and the backdrop from his ex’s Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” video. Wale and his fam also showed off the BOA jackets, which have been getting praise as he’s shown on his twitter. Dope overall, take a look below:


VIDEO: Fly.Union – 5000


KarmaLoopTV helps out Fly.Union for their “5000″ official music video off their TGTC  project. The Greater Than Club is still in full effect…hopefully they give us a new project this year.


LOOKBOOK: Herschel Supply Co x 2012 Spring Collection


The colors of Herschel Supply Co.’s 2102 Spring collection are very fitting for the season. Their bags didn’t go to the very predictable pastel colors, but incorporated the nature colors of green, yellow and navy with a touch of a soft orange. Very dope and a good look for the spring semester for all you college folks. Check out the lookbook below:

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NEW: A$AP Mob x Stussy ‘New York Crew’ T-Shirt


Stussy is teaming up with A$AP for a collaborative t-shirt. Teasers of the shirt has been surfacing all over the net, including Tumblr. No word as of yet of colorways and release dates, but stay tuned for more information.


VIDEO: The Cool Kids – Rush Hour Traffic


Directed by Joey Garfield, The Cool Kids release an official music video for “Rush Hour Traffic” off their When Fish Ride Bicycles


AUDIO: Marky P – It’s All Love


Marky P releases yet another track, while we anticipate the release of his Composition 102 mixtape set out later this month. The track is called “It’s All Love”..listen and download below:

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