Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Official Video: Vampire Weekend - Cousins

"Contra" is the second album by American indie rock band Vampire Weekend. The release of the album is, according to the band's website, planned to be January 11, 2010 in the UK, and January 12 in the U.S. "Horchata" was released as a free mp3 download on October 5, 2009 on the band's website. The first single is "Cousins", and will be accompanied by a 10", and a music video which is posted after the jump.

Monday, November 23, 2009

MTV x Nooka Berlin & Moscow Watches

Nooka teamed up with MTV to produce a line of timepieces as part of the Streetmuse line of products. The new MTV products utilize the styles of two Nooka timepieces – Zub ZenH 20 and Zot Leather – and are inspired by the cities of Berlin and Moscow.
More looks at the MTV x Nooka Berlin & Moscow Watches after the jump.

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Converse (PRODUCT)RED Leather Jacket Chuck Taylor

Converse continues its (PRODUCT)RED campaign with the unveiling of its Leather Jacket Chuck Taylor All Star, making an official debut on December 1st via The (RED) Store locations in New York, San Francisco and London. Made up of a patchwork of motorcycle jacket inspired red leather, the shoe comes complete with a quilted lining, heavy-duty zips and snaps and a leather rand with clean embossed detailing. The shoe is available in a high-top, red leather version and launches globally at temporary locations of The (RED) Store in New York City, San Francisco and London on World AIDS Day, December 1st, as well as Converse.com and select retailers globally. The kicks will retail for $200 USD and will be available in unisex sizing.

Ten percent of the net wholesale price of the shoe will go to The Global Fund help eliminate AIDS in Africa, giving consumers an opportunity to become agents of change. The overall goal is to raise overall awareness of the issue and generate money to support Global Fund financed AIDS grants in Africa, the region hardest hit with this pandemic. To date, (RED) partners, including Converse, have generated more than $135 million for the Global Fund and this money has supported programs that have reached more than four million people affected by HIV in Africa. More pics after the jump.

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Official Video: Janet Jackson - Make Me

The official music video for "Make Me" by Janet Jackson, from her second greatest hits compilation Number Ones (internationally released as The Best) in stores in the US now!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Music: Rihanna feat. Justin Timberlake - Hole In My Head

Thankfully this song did not make the album. It is, however, a good reference to how much Timbaland has influenced Justin Timberlake's production style. I will say that I was pleasantly surprised when I heard Rihanna's upcoming album "Rated R". Although she only has three co-writing credits, her choice of producers were on point. Follow the jump to hear the music.

Official Video: Toni Braxton - So Yesterday (feat. Trey Songz)

Toni Braxton's sixth studio album "Pulse" is scheduled to be released on February 2, 2010, in the United States, marking her first album released on the Atlantic Records label. Click the link to check the video.

Official Video: Timbaland - Morning After Dark (Feat . SoShy)

"Timbaland Presents Shock Value II" (often referred to as just "Shock Value II") is the third solo studio album, from American record producer Timbaland serving as the second volume of the platinum-selling Shock Value which topped several charts and received 16 platinum certificates worldwide.
Initially slated for a 2008 release the project was pushed into 2009 and tentatively confirmed for November 23, 2009 through Blackground Records, however, it has been pushed back once more to December 7, 2009 in the UK and December 8 in the US. Follow the jump to see the video.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Nike Sportswear Air Royal Mid Metro Pack

The Nike Sportswear Air Royal mid makes its return once again this month with an all new version. Last month saw a work boot themed release, this month things take a more sophisticated route. The shoe version seen here combines a patent leather upper with a suede bumper. The Swoosh is subtle thanks to a perforated treatment. Available now at Kix-Files.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Official Video: Lady Gaga - Bad Romance

Doesn't matter how crazy this chick is, Lady Gaga is taking the world by storm. Kudos to whoever suggested the Alexander McQueen costume. Must have been hella difficult to get seeing as how it was only on the runway weeks ago. Pop the top for the video.

Official Video: Omarion - I Get It In ft Gucci Mane

This is what happens when an artist gets too much hands on authority prematurely. This also what happens when an artist has no real friends to tell them when their shit stinks. The song has grown on me, but the video is WHACK! Ladies and gents, below is Omarion's return to music [as a solo artist]. Its also his directorial debut [and probably his debut as a choreographer lol]. I really thought this guy could do no worse after making an album with Lil Bow Wow. I was wrong. Peep the video for yourself.

New Music: Nelly - Long Gone

"Nelly" is rapper Nelly's sixth studio album, to be released in 2010. Nelly was scheduled to release his album on November 10, 2009, but says it will most likely come in the first quarter of 2010. He recently announced his plans to release a solo self-titled album which he says will feature the return of his St. Louis rap group, the St. Lunatics. Nelly has worked with a number of artists on this new album including Diddy, Akon, Plies, Sean Paul, St. Lunatics, Janet Jackson, and Usher.

New Music: Robin Thicke feat. Jay-Z - Me I Play

I kinda like this, and then I kinda don't. I guess it can grow on me but the jury is still out. I do like the clever use of french in the background to make noises that sound like English swear words. Listen for yourself and watch the recording of after the jump.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Movie Trailer: Lil Wayne - The Carter Documentary

This should be an interesting watch. QD3 Entertainment presents the world premiere of their Lil' Wayne "The Carter" documentary fresh from the presses. Pre-order your copy here.

New Music: Robin Thicke ft Nicki Minaj - Shakin It For Daddy

WTF??? I really don't like this, and I hope its not an attempt by Thicke to land on the Hot 100. Whatever happened to production from the Neptunes?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Supra Skytop 2

Unveiled are the first images of Supra’s Skytop 2 model, the highly anticipated follow up to the skate brand’s popular Skytop. This first colorway will see an exclusive launch through colette on November 21st with additional colorways soon to follow. Only 600 individually numbered pairs will be available at the release, which will also see an in-store signing session by Chad Muska. Stay tuned for further news on the complete roll-out, as Supra has some interesting projects developing soon.

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Nike Sportswear Terminator Supreme QS

A clean drop out of Nike Sportswear feature the following Terminator Supreme QS. Taking form in what seems like an increasingly popular brown and red colorway, the shoe’s upper embodies a particular raw aesthetic with a tanned-hide brown leather upper and a heavy-gauge stitching forming the Swoosh. Available now at select Nike Sportswear dealers around the world.

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Movie Trailer: Prince of Persia - Sands of Time

Set in medieval Persia, the story of an adventurous prince who teams up with a rival princess to stop an angry ruler from unleashing a sandstorm that could destroy the world. Which is why after the prince was tricked by a dying Vizier to unleash the Sands of Time that turns out to destroy a kingdom and transforms its populace into ferocious demons. In his effort to save his own kingdom and redeem his fatal mistake, it's up to the prince and the princess to return the sands to the hourglass by using the Dagger of Time, which also gives him a limited control over the flow of time. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Alfred Molina, Ben Kingsley. In theaters May 28, 2010.

What really might grind my gears is the fact that they got white folks to play Arabs. I really loved this game back when I had a PS2. SMH @ Disney.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Nike Auto Force 180 House of Hoops Exclusive

Nike pushes out another color up in their autoclaved version of the Barkley-endorsed Force 180. Inspired by the OG Nike Air Force 180 Pump, these sneakers feature an era-specific design scheme. The black brick sole is dipped in a sky blue that sprays up over the heel panel and makes appearances throughout an otherwise black and white upper. Billed as a House of Hoops exclusive, these are now in at LTD.

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Official Video: Gucci Mane - Spotlight (feat. Usher)

Soooooo, ummmm after years of underground gutter music, Gucci Mane has decided to go pop? Can you say "sell out"? This sounds like some shit Flo Rida would do lol. Check the vid to see what I mean.

Official Video: Rihanna - Wait Your Turn

This Rihanna Chick is EXTRA overrated. Yeah she has good fashion sense, but its hella obvious that there is a team of people manufacturing her image and music. This whole goth star shit is really getting old. And who the hell does she think she is with that eye patch, Slick Rick? Pop the top for the video.

New Music: Jamie Foxx – Speak French (feat. Gucci Mane)

This single goes really hard. Apparently Gucci Mane is the proverbial rap feature for any R&B song right now. Pop the top to listen.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

ALIFE - Holiday 2009 - Footwear Collection

Finally, rounding out the Holiday 2009 product portfolio from ALIFE is its signature footwear collection. This season marks the return of old favorites - Everybody High Flood in full-grain leather, along with ALIFE Chuck in blue, red, or green suede. Plus, the classic Kennedy in 3 slightly new forms. Of course, this collection also marks the debut of new silhouettes, including Everybody Mono Hiker, Everybody Mono Quilt, and more. All footwear from ALIFE Holiday 2009 will be available starting this Friday, November 6th, at ALIFE flagship stores around the world. For those not near an ALIFE flagship store, the collection will also be available online at ALIFE TheUpset

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