Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Lego Baseplate Shirt. Uncomfortable, but cool. This one's for you Darshan, we'll order one this week. -Mr.-


Kuroshio Sea - 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world - (song is Please don't go by Barcelona) from Jon Rawlinson on Vimeo.

The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is the second largest aquarium in the world, located in Okinawa, Japan. The main tank called the "Kuroshio Sea" holds 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water and features the world's second largest acrylic glass panel, measuring 8.2 meters by 22.5 meters with a thickness of 60 centimeters. Whale sharks and manta rays are kept amongst many other fish species in the main tank.

I'm not big on animal captivity and I can't say I fully respect enclosures like this, but how often do you get to witness such a spectacle? If anything use this clip to broaden your horizons and remind yourself how rich and diverse this planet really is. -Mr.-

Monday, September 28, 2009


"Saga" by Bassment Jaxx feat. Santigold. Between Mark Ronson and Bassment Jaxx it would seem that reggae is reentering the mainstream current...and no, Sean Paul, Sean Kingston and Shaggy do not do this genre justice. -Mr.-

COMBO a collaborative animation by Blu and David Ellis (2 times loop) from blu on Vimeo.

"COMBO" by Blu and David Ellis. Brilliant! Shout out to Cais at for the heads up. Again...mixed medium art is a beautiful thing. -Mr.-


"Glorious Excess (Dies)" skate decks by Mike Shinoda. Not only is Mike Shinoda a member of the band Linkin Park, he's also a talented digital designer/painter. These decks were released in conjunction with his exhibit "Glorious Excess (Dies)" at The Japanese American National Museum in LA, along with a 128 page book which documents the project in its entirety. The theme - society’s obsession with celebrity culture, consumer addiction, and our fascination with excess...the work - digital design/acrylic on canvas. I'm a big fan of mixed medium work so it goes without saying...straight goods. -Mr.-


"Hip-Life" by Spek Won. Once again...Toronto! Slow and steady wins the race - feel me!? Every year Toronto's scene transforms and evolves out of it's former self. On the real...try something new and switch your style up. Generic tough guy rap ain't gonna cut it state side, and unless you can write a hook like Drake, your best bet is to listen to what the underground is doing and do it better. Shout out to Hatch X (director)...nice job. -Mr.-

Friday, September 25, 2009


"That's Tha Homie" by Snoop Dogg...he's still got it. Dope track...bumps like acne, and the video...forget about it. Video concept - black and white, raw footage, documentary style...keep it simple stupid. Say word! -Mr.-


Estate La x Baxter Of California. What a beautiful collaboration...Cais where you at homey? Released last summer, this fitted features a premium perforated ultra suede crown with an orange and white seersucker lining. If you were lucky enough to cop one...give thanks. -Mr.-


"Matsuri Leather Jacket" by Modern Amusement. LA...sophisticated...street culture. LA holding it down. Reasonable at $500 US, the Matsuri is sleek and fitted, preppy yet inner city. The lining detailing is as proper as it gets. Two thumbs up Brasil style. -Mr.-


"Green Floyd" by Imaginary Foundation. The imagery and concepts that flow from this label are top shelf, I'm talking cookie jar with the stash. Sometimes their designs are a little loud and colorful, but then they drop pieces like this and work the balance. Straight goods. -Mr.-


"TRX SYN's" by Adidas Originals Vintage. Time is an illusion...feel me!? Classic is classic, 1976 or 2009, all that matters is are they relevant? Damn straight. Everything moves in cycles. -Mr.-


Sometimes the means justify the ends. The cause - just, although I believe most cancer research is a sham, the focus - Aliya-Jasmine's boobs. Straight up...I'm posting this video for its visuals firstly, cancer secondly. If you'd like to learn more about the "Boobeyball" fundraiser check out the ReThink Breast Cancer website. Knowledge is power, I urge you all to research raw food and the affects of mainstream agriculture on human health. Cancer should be avoided, not treated. -Mr.-

Thursday, September 24, 2009


"Back 2 The Basics" by Sinotra, Rich Kidd and Junia-T. BANANAS! Wait, wait...hold up, what I meant to say was PLANTAINS!!! Deep fried, drenched in hot sauce and served with some salt fish. The city - TORONTO. Who's this kid Sinotra? Somebody sign homeboy. NOW! -Mr.-


Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2009, October 3rd. Culture is a beautiful thing, and events like this create atmosphere and intrigue in a city that is usually ultra conservative and unimaginative. There are 130 exhibitions spread over 3 separate zones which include 45 temporary public art projects by local, national and international artists commissioned within 4 outdoor exhibitions. Details, maps, and an artist index can be found on the official website. Support the arts and step outside the norm. Make sure to dress warm, last year was freezing. -Mr.-

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


"Life As a Shorty" By Fashawn feat. J. Mitchell. Feel good music...feel me!? I've been waiting for this dude to throw down for a long minute. Fresno native Fashawn caught the attention of Planet Asia after dropping his "Grizzly City" mixtape at the age of 17, dropped out of school, joined Asia on tour, three years later...debut album "Boy Meets World," scheduled to be released 10/20/09. DO NOT SLEEP! -Mr.-

Sunday, September 20, 2009


"Animal" (Mark Ronson remix) by Miike Snow. One of the best remixes ever done - HANDS DOWN! For those that don't know, Miike Snow is a Swedish band that formed in 2007 and consists of singer/songwriter Andrew Wyatt, and production duo Bloodshy and Avant a.k.a Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg. Hard to label...lets just say indie, electro, pop for now, this remix by UK genius Mark Ronson is as top-shelf as it gets. Not only has Mark Ronson proved he can reestablish old Motown with mainstream relevance, he has now reestablished reggae in the same light. The future...feel me!? -Mr.-


"Throw a Kit" by Hollywood Holt feat. Million Dollar Mano. This is dedicated to all my Poor Boys...feel me!? Flippin Rich Boy's "Throw Some D's" Hollywood Holt and Mano have done what they do best...keep it real. Straight up, my favorite rapper right now. Raw, untrained, potential out the a$$, windy city native, and a flow that comes so natural you'd think every verse was a freestyle. Check out the mixtape and judge for yourself. "Swerve and Lean" feat. Mano and GLC (one of the most slept on rappers in the game) bumps like acne and is one of my top picks. -Mr.-

Download: Hollywood Holt Mixtape


"Seersucker" by 3Sixteen x Elm Company. Not a new piece, just a classic. If you were lucky enough to cop one of these beautiful caps...take of her. The cursive detailing under the brim is choice, select even..."The last shall be the first"...words to live by, as long as you finish the race. -Mr.-


"Loveless M-65 Jacket" (fall 2009) by Mishka. I'm a huge fan of the M-65, and I don't believe it can ever go out of style. It's all about the quality and detailing with this staple piece of historic clothing. Mishka seems to understand this principle and have illustrated my point to a T. Straight goods, no curves whatsoever. -Mr.-


"The Mountain Tee" by Foreign Family. Plain, simple, nice color selections...I like. The ink drip effect adds just enough detail to take this piece from boring to interesting. All-in-all...I'd rock it. -Mr.-


"Velocita LX" by Vans Vault series in collaboration with Taka Hayashi. I recently posted the black version of these incredibly insane pieces of design present the second, some would say superior alternative. Brilliant! Plantains! Top shelf! Need I say more? -Mr.-


I cruised by Mashkulture today and stumbled upon the American Apparel post...had to steal some of the pics, sorry guys. Now as much as I detest American Apparel's misuse of women, despise the snobby children who work the numerous retail outlets around the globe, and from what I hear it would be an understatement to label the owner Dov Charney a slime ball...I have to be true to myself and accept the fact that these adds bring out the inner john in me. Don't front, first thing you do when you grab a NOW Magazine is check the back. American Apparel...disgusting feminists and uniting johns since 1989. -Mr.-

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Manifesto '09 Trailer from on Vimeo.

MANIFESTO FESTIVAL...urban culture is a beautiful thing. Support the arts, we all know Harper doesn't. -Mr.-

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


HEY RUDIE! Sept. 25th...Vdara Lounge (735 Queen St. W)...10pm. Ska 101. A night dedicated to all my rudies, rockers, and punks...DON'T CALL ME SCARFACE! -Mr.-

Friday, September 11, 2009


Church League Champions Trailer, Pacific Division. This is an old trailer, which means...available for download NOW! Signed to Universal Motown Records, this is the teaser for their debut album "Grown Kid Syndrome" scheduled for a late 2009 release. In my opinion...potential out the a$$, but somewhat of a disappointment. Armed with the right heat they could be unstoppable. SAY WORD! -Mr.-

Download: Church League Champions Mixtape


The Hubble Space Telescope was launched into orbit in 1990 and has blessed the human eye, imagination and vision ever since. We often get so side tracked in our day-to-day formulaic lifestyles, preoccupied with minor matters and concerns (that in reality are really quite trivial), that we lose sight of the big picture and the limitless ideas, theories, and frontiers that surround our capitalist enslavement. Who and what are we, where are we, and what lies beyond our tiny little box. I have compiled a series of photos from Nasa'a Hubble Telescope to help illustrate this point. Our very existence is an art form. Who created this tapestry of interweaving elements, and what are we capable of attaining beyond our ability to sell a product or service for economic rewards and vain acceptance? We are capable of so much more...remember that. Put aside your differences and realize we are all in this your mind. -Mr.-


The Main Ingredient feat. J. PERIOD + 4TH PYRAMID + FOOTPRINTS (September 2009) from The Academy on Vimeo.


Thursday, September 10, 2009


"Hold The Line" (Darth Bano Remix) by Ninjasonik. Once again...BROOKLYN! Jah-Jah's the punk, Teenwolf's the DJ, Telli's the rapper. Darth Bano is Telli "Bathroom Sex" Federline's alter ego, and in collaboration with Mishka NYC has dropped a mixtape (free of charge) co-starring acts like Spank Rock, Theophilus London, The Death Set, Blaqstarr, Hollywood Holt, Johnny Nelson, and Zakee Kuduro. In a nutshell...tight pant wearing, indie, alternative, electro punks. But on the real...fu$k a label - feel me!? -Mr.-

Download: Darth Bano Mixtape


Life is full of twists and turns, paths that unfold according to the choices we make, and futures that are shaped through our actions. I've been walking along the same path for quite some time now and have grown tired of its fruitless bounty, a slave driven by the need to maintain basic survival, a creative mad man forced to fulfill another mans dream. I have experienced the sweet thrill of stacked pockets and I have tasted the bitter reality of debt and the inability to stay afloat. I have weathered the storm and I now stand in the center of it all gazing up at the eye in all its glorious stillness. I am destined to walk amongst the wind and rain for a little while longer, but I now have my destination in sight. It is difficult to create a worthwhile service or product in a world mutated by capitalism's twisted ideals and expectations, to maintain hope in a world blind to the facts, but it IS a necessity, my son depends on my stability. I have been blessed this year, and I am about to embark on yet another journey. My feet have planted themselves on a new path and I am about to take my first step. Ain't life grand!? To all of you too scared to make a change, trapped by the comforts of mediocrity, doubting your abilities and living amongst lowered expectations, I urge you all to enter the storm and weather the change. Life is a bitch, but trust me she loves you.

Special shout out to my moms and all those who have assisted me through the storm. My strength is increasing with every step I take, and my focus is sharpened with every wrong move made. SAY WORD! -Mr.-

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


BMX - respect the art. -Mr.-


"War Pigs" by Black Sabbath. Fu$k your war. The days of warriors with righteous causes are thing of the past. We now have corporate interests lobbied through government policies leading armed thugs into conflicts they have little to no knowledge of, as the poor sacrifice their lives for men that have no concern for them whatsoever (maybe it's always been this way). That being said, the days of honor are long gone...the age of corporate terror is upon us. To all those fighting, I pray you return home safely and more importantly...see the light. -Mr.-

Monday, September 7, 2009


The Banks" by Nixon. Comes in various styles, but the 'pebble' band is choice - n'est-ce pas? I likes - nuff said. Oh yeah, one more should to. Say word! -Mr.-


Estate LA mesh-short brim. Comes in cream and black. I'm a fan of the mesh so you know I'm bias, but damn, come on now. Unless you've got real straight spikey hair, the kind that pokes through mesh like a hot knife through butter and turns your hat into a bristle the cause. -Mr.-


"Sport Jacket/Baseball" by Baracuta. Clean and classic. No fancy detailing, just a tight's all in the cut - feel me!? Baracuta holding it down. -Mr.-


"Rust Adam" by The Hundreds. Burgundy is always a nice color choice, and the graphic is one of the best I've seen from these dudes. Clean, sharp, and weathered all-in-one. The distressed look is top shelf, I'm talking cookie jar with the stash. Also comes in black and olive. -Mr.-


"Velocita LX" (2009 fall) by Vans Vault series in collaboration with Taka Hayashi. Straight goods, not bads, not sitting on the fences...I'm talking GOODS! Slick, stylish, design forward, the whole nine. The Velocita LX look somewhat raw, yet highly polished, and the splash of color on the heel tab illustrates what true design is all about. If you don't you know. Repeat after me - Taka Hayashi. PLANTAINS! - Mr.-

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Brilliant! Point-blank-period. -Mr.-

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Two Weeks - Grizzly Bear from Gabe Askew on Vimeo.

"Two Weeks" by Grizzly Bear. Brooklyn seems to be the place to be - no? The amount of talent stemming from this New York borough is endless and diverse. 'Two Weeks' is the newest single off Grizzly Bear's second album "Veckatimest". The band consists of singer/songwriter Ed Droste, drummer Christopher Bear, bassist Chris Taylor and singer/songwriter/guitarist Daniel Rossen. They've been slowly growing in popularity since 2006 and are definitely worth some investigation. Top shelf people, top shelf. -Mr.-

Note: this is a fan video by Gabe Askew, the official video is cool, but kind of creepy. I tip my hat to you Gabe for a job well done...skillz to pay the bills - feel me, all you labels take note.


"The Spencer" by Nixon. Simple design, bright colors. For those who like to play it low key, yet aren't afraid of colorful palettes. On some old school "Vaurnet Tee" type flex...I'm feeling it. -Mr.-


"Calavera" by Hella Tight. PLANTAINS - YA DIG!? Calavera basically means skull, the Mexican sugar style is a nice change from the norm. From the skull graphic to the choice of colors and detailing, Hella Tight are shaking things up something have yourselves a new fan. Straight goods, no curves whatsoever. -Mr.-


"The Upset Tee" by The Hundreds. Upset the setup...words to live by. Everyday I sit and ponder new ways to do such a thing, I urge you all to throw a wrench in it. Say word! -Mr.-


"Air Max ST" by Nike. Released earlier this year, the ST is a throwback to 92'. Clean, and oh so crisp. In an age of futuristic/way out designs, it's nice to see an appreciation for the classics. -Mr.-