Monday, December 14, 2009


"Born 2 Sin" by Bad News Brown. Montreal's in the house. Something a little left field for the masses. Shout out to Kenia "the zombie". -Mr.-

Friday, December 11, 2009


"Duhh" by Tabi Bonney. Washington to Togo, Mr. Bonney defines grind. Not only does he rap, he directs (Cool Kids Forever Films) and designs clothes (Bonney Runway Clothing). Do your thing homeZ. -Mr.-


Sometimes the canvas can elevate mediocre work to something worthy of a second glance. Artistically speaking of course. -Mr.-

Sunday, December 6, 2009


"Kalemba (wegue wegue)" by Buraka Som Sistema. Where my Portuguese and Angolans at? Shout out to Safari for the heads up. Culture exchange in full effect. -Mr.-


"Pennies" (the updated rosters remix) by The Cool Kids, off the "Gone Fishing" mixtape. Proper like table manners - ZEEN!! -Mr.-


"Gentlemen Of Bacongo" by photographer Daniele Tamagni captures the Congo sub-culture that is "Le Sape", short for Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes, or the Society of Tastemakers and Elegant People. Le Sapeurs, as they're called, dress in high Parisian fashions and maintain a solid moral ethic amongst the extreme poverty of the Congolese slums. Examining the strange merging of colonial and Congolese culture, Daniele also captures the “contradictions and paradoxes" of the tight-knit social network of Sapeurs. Interesting to say the least, definitely worth a closer investigation. Bottom-line: confidence is essential, especially in poverty stricken environments side stepped by capitalism twisted ideals. Whatever floats your boat - feel me?! -Mr.-

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Culture Tilt...ZEEN! Shout out to Nate Dog, Tilt and Kenia. It was a pleasure kicking it with you all.

Friday, December 4, 2009


Cool Hunting's Oakland: A Word-of-Mouth Guide. The town...seen! Yaira where you at? The Bay, second favorite spot in North America. San Francisco, Berkeley, and of course - Oakland. Misunderstood for the most part, slept on by visitors who only see SF. When I first saw the Giraffes I thought they would look great under the Gardiner, still do. "In Oakland we don't say really cool, we say hella tight". -Mr.-


"Love A Come Down" by Demarco. The Great Adventures Of Swagger Man...brilliant. The comic book styling's of director Jay Will are on point. I love it when her love comes down...BOOYAA!!! -Mr.-


"She Likes To" (Chew Fu mix) by Wiley and England 10 feat. J2K, Wrigley, Ice-Kid, Wretch 32, Ghetts, Bashy, Scorcher, Chipmunk and Griminal. UK grime royal rumble, mixed by Brooklynite Chew Fu Phat. Before Cudi hooked up with Crookers and introduced yall to electro mashups, London was getting grimy. -Mr.-

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


I love a girl with ink. Not everybody's cup of tea...I'll take mine with milk and honey. -Mr.-



On Thursday, November 19th Kevin Powell, Joel Human and Marc Ecko sat in front of a group of 150 “at-risk” students for Get Schooled as part of Entrepreneurs Week. Inspiring to say the least. Get Schooled was founded on the belief that we all can be made stronger by educating the minds and improving the skills of every American. The education system is due for a change. Brilliant! -Mr.-

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


El Tigeraso

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"El Tigeraso" by Maluca. Mad Decent holding it down as usual. I swear Diplo was latino in his last life. From the Favela kids to the Dominicanas...OIIIIIIIII! -Mr.-


"Classic Windrunner" by Nike. Straight up and down - CLASSIC! K•WAY where you at? -Mr.-


"Sherpa Lined Flannel" by HUF. Sherpa lined...come on now, it gets no better. Last night I was standing at the bus stop freezing my a$$ off dreaming of a Sherpa lined ANYTHING. HUF, keeping it practical and more importantly - proper. -Mr.-


"Faded Hope Tee" by Freshjive. Strong statement, n'est-ce pas? I know it's kind of early in Obama's term to assume that hope has faded, but I'm pretty sure within four years we'll be seeing more of the same. I hope he proves Freshjive and myself wrong. -Mr.-


Converse All-Star HI. Classic...grey...affordable. Need I say more? Oh yeah, everyone should own at least one pair of Converse All-Stars, can I get an amen? -Mr.-