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New Artist: Asher Roth

What happens when the Beastie Boys and Eminem have a child out of wedlock?? Answer: Asher Roth On the real though I can’t front, this kid is kinda nice (once you get past the Eminem cloned voice). I predict he’s going to be huge by the time next year rolls around. Even Akon is co-signing…..be sure to check him out at his myspace page.

Puma x BDGA Spy II Hi

Available at: Bodega (Boston) Atmos (New York) Classic Kicks (New York) ALIFE (New York) Premium Goods (Brooklyn) Ubiq (Philadelphia) Huf (San Francisco) Undefeated (Los Angeles – La Brea location) Livestock (Toronto)

For All My Fellow Tech Nerds

HACKED!™ the OH! *#% flash drive Holy crap—somebody just went and TORE MY FREAKING USB CABLE IN HALF while it was still attached to my laptop! No — wait — sorry. That’s just my USB flash drive. My bad. Nevermind. Mammoth 2-gig capacity. Peggable blistercard packaging. Design: Windell Oskay ©2008 FRED

Air Jordan 11

Air Jordan 11 Designer: Tinker Hatfield Debut: 1995 The “Space Jams”, as they are known, hold a special place in many a sneaker freak’s heart, including my own. The answer to the question “What’s the big deal about the XI?” is a mere two words: patent leather. These were so sick, heads were rockin’ these to prom instead of those wack ass dress shoes.

Vinyl Lives

By Ed Christman NEW YORK (Billboard) – It may have seemed like a fad at first, but the resurgence of vinyl is now turning into a nice niche business for the major labels. With EMI’s announcement that it would reissue eight classic albums in the format, all four majors are now onboard the vinyl bandwagon. EMI will release two Coldplay albums, four Radiohead titles and Steve Miller’s “Greatest Hits” on […]

Lessons on Failure

This one is for all my fellow entrepreneurs….if you’re having a bad case of fighting negative thoughts then be sure to read this. Shout out to Chris over at Zengasm for this one. Top 10 tips for facing failure: 1. Failure is normal. Everyone has faced failure. Some people talk about their failures. Some people don’t talk about their failures, which makes it look like they never fail. Don’t believe […]

FreshPick: Janelle Monae - Violet Stars

For anybody that may be living on a deserted island (or Amish), this is one of the most talented artists I’ve seen since Outkast. I made sure I caught her show when she came to L.A. on my birthday. She was so dope, my girl passed out during the 3rd song in her set (shout out to Dave for helping me carry her out the club). Good times my people…..check […]