To kick off 2015, Skoundrels decided to unveil their new collection through a lookbook spread, presented in a manner that resembles a digital magazine. The fashion label cultivated their very own crime syndicates, with “The Fade Brigade”, “Skoundrel Scum Foundation” and the loosely titled “Skaters” shimmering in the spotlight. *The collection itself sports over five distinct items, including three graphic tees, one trucker hat and one skate deck. Skoundrels has an unorthodox way of accomplishing goals, but the schemes never manage to run off-course. The storylines unfold in a novel-like manner, as the portrayed characters come to life thanks to the efforts of Janáe Roubleau, Shane Gonzales (of Midnight Studios) + Slade, Matthew Baus and Max & Dino (of Not Exactly Human).
Mike Will Made It is gearing up for a huge 2015 as he prepares to drop his solo project Ransom and then following that up with Rae Sremmurds debut album SremmLife. There is also talks of a new Mike Will x Future collab tape in the works titled Ape Shit.
Check out what Mike Will had to say in an interview with XXL.
“It’s like a tape, really. Just something to just feed the streets right quick, ’cause at the end of the day me and Future do so many different types of music.
So  I feel like it was more radio-driven and more pop, ’cause we worked on Miley’s album—I executive produced Miley’s album—then we did [Future’s] album, and he just did the Ape Shit. But me and him got so many songs, so I was like, people love when me and him come together anyway. So people would love a full project of that, you know.”
Already? NBC Philadelphia is reporting that the recently released from prison, Beanie Sigel was shot in Pleasantville, NJ earlier this morning around 9:45am.
Reports are stating the Philly spitter was shot in his stomach after an altercation outside a Jersey Shore home. There’s no further information on how many times Beans was shot or what caused the altercation. But what is known is Beans is in surgery at the present moment.
More information will be presented when it’s available.
Nipsey Hussle last released his Crenshaw project in 2013 you know the ones that were going for $100 a wop. Well Neighborhood Nip took to Twitter this morning to let fans know he will be dropping a new project titled Mailbox Money set to drop on December 20th.
The Trap Lord himself has partnered up with Virgin Mega and Syracuse University to release exclusive and limited gear. This gear is so limited that an app was built to have fans wait in line for it ‘til it drops. It’s called Virgin Mega, and it’s the only place where you can buy this collection. You can download the app from the iTunes app store here to get in line for the first drop. The first pieces will go on sale December 5th from 5:00pm EST – 6:00pm EST on Virgin Mega (with additional drops following on 12/8, 12/10 and into January). Trap Lord is bringing a never before seen sense of style to the 315 with a capsule collection of ‘Cuse-inspired gear. The Trap Lord Takeover collection features a stable of the brand’s most iconic designs, each reinterpreted to capture the uncontainable spirit that pulses throughout Syracuse. The ‘Cuse Takeover will even have a swag serf feeling like a Trap Lord. #TraplordTakeover season begins 12/5. For each school Virgin Mega designs a takeover for, a portion of proceeds will go towards a scholarship in the local community.
The 5th book from Al Patron serves as the sequel to the critically acclaimed debut book Thirds Eye View. Part 2 is aptly titled Thirds Eye View 2: Transparency, with the premise of allowing you, the readers, an opportunity to not only read a book but view a conversation between Al & himself. From his much maligned New York Knicks to the city that bears their name to why with tongue in cheek he calls himself Jesus; Al covers all bases as he hits another home run. Be prepared for your thoughts, emotions & your twisted sense of humor to be provoked in this highly anticipated scribe. Available Black Friday 11/28/14. Check out an excerpt from the Defer Jeter chapter, below! Preorder now at AlPatronBooks.Storenvy.com
“Check out my swag yo, I walk like a ballplayer, no matter where you go, you are what you are player & you can try to change but that’s just the top layer, man, you was who you was fore you got here…” – Jay-Z Christ
September 25, 2014 I was inspired to do something special. That is the date of Derek Jeter’s last game at Yankee Stadium and truth be told I can’t believe I just wrote that. The captain of my beloved Yankees was in the midst of his last hoorah as I sat at home kicking myself with regret because I was not at The Stadium. Notice I said The Stadium because everyone with a pulse understands I meant Yankee Stadium; same way when I say The City, I mean New York City but we’ll address that later. As the camera pans into the stands, I notice everything from flashing lights, smiles and tears of both joy & sadness. And that is what 9/25/14 was, a culmination of the most celebrated and decorated champion of my city in my lifetime.
A little insight as to why I’m a Yankees fan. My grandfather would watch baseball anytime it was on TV; even those rotten ass NY Mess, I mean Mets. My grandparents had this big screen Zenith television in their room (which is why I love the line “like a 27 inch Zenith, believe it) and I’d watch most, if not all Yankee games with my grandfather, while Phil Rizzuto would do color commentary on WPIX 11 with his signature “Holy cow!” call. My love for the Yankees is deeper than the emblem’s ink tatted on my arm; it’s a symbol and bond that started with my grandfather that I hope to share with the youngsters in my family one day.
Even though Bernie Williams was/is my favorite baseball player, Derek Jeter was/is the king of NYC in my eyes. The final game had me going up the wall, standing up, hands on my knees, putting the volume up while I go grab a drink, clapping my hands, cursing the umpires & going apeshit as if I were in the stands myself. Then it happened, the Orioles down 3 runs in the top of the 9th inning, hit a 2 run homer then a solo shot to tie the game. My fucking night is ruined, I feel like vomiting, I want to turn the television off, grab a bottle of liquor & listen to music until I pass out. Then it happened again! All cynical bullshit aside, the Yankees who have given me more sports joy than both my other sports teams combined, the stink ass Jets (sorry Dap) and the fucking Knicks (I’ll get to those jackasses later). Well these beautiful Yankees have a man in scoring position for Derek Jeter; this shit is straight out of a Disney movie, almost as if God (the funniest nigga ever) wrote the script himself & so I thought, “God wouldn’t fuck with me like this, not today, not this way, not with Derek Jeter and then IT HAPPENED AGAIN!
Derek Jeter, the guy who is known as Mr. November, the guy who is known for “the flip” in Oakland, the guy who dove face first into the stands against those asshole Red Sox, was going to go out the only way he should. THAT Jeter, in his final at bat, in his last game ever at The Stadium, the last time anyone would hear Bob Sheppard’s voice announce anyone ever, the last time number 2 would be dawned in pinstripes; got the walk off hit. Again, cynics aside because I will not allow you assholes to take that moment away from me, IT HAPPENED. That moment gave me such a feeling, easily the best moment I’ve enjoyed as a sports fan. How could I dare say that about a regular season game for a team who wasn’t going to the playoffs & a franchise that has won 5 championships in my lifetime? Simple, it was a culmination of all the great moments & feelings that Jeter and the Yankees have given me wrapped in one. Indulge me if you will (as if you have a choice cuz you chose to read this). The person you love the most is moving to another country forever; how would you feel? You’d relive every up & down, every emotion they’ve ever evoked and you’d think with your heart and feel all of this in your mind. Now you see the plane return because of an unforeseen unmitigated disaster, only to have this loved one fix the issue as they always have. Beloved then takes the pilot seat and flies everyone safely to their destination. Get the picture?
What more can I say about Derek Jeter that hasn’t been said? I can only strive for excellence in the manner which he excelled, inspire people the way he inspire me to write this book and ultimately be praised a GOD for the years of pristine brilliance is he has. Until I am this GOD, I’ll accept who I am…
Kevin Gates just announced the release for his Luca Brasi 2: A Gangsta Grillz Special Edition mixtape. The tape is slated to drop on December 15th with features from Boobie Black, Rico Love, K Camp, Rich Homie Quan and August Alsina. See tracklisting, below!
1. Luca Brasi Intro
2. I Don’t Get Tired (#IDGT) feat. August Alsina
3. John Gotti
4. Perfect Imperfection
5. Word Around Town feat. Rich Homie Quan
6. Out The Mud
7. Thugged Out feat. Boobie Black
8. Plug Daughter
9. Complaining feat. Rico Love
10. Talk On Phones
11. Makin Love
12. Don’t Panic
13. Break Her Down feat. K. Camp
14. Pourin The Syrup
15. Sit Down
16. Lean On Me
17. Fast Forward
18. The Game
Wale is kicking off 2015 onstage as he’ll be kicking off his ‘Simply Nothing’ Tour presented by SIMPLE Mobile on January 1st in Silver Springs, Maryland at The Filmore. The MMG spitter will embark on a 32-Date excursion that will hit cities such as L.A., Dallas, Austin, Atlanta, Portland, NYC, New Orleans and many more. Fans can expect a preview inside the world of his new album, The Album About Nothing with Jerry Seinfeld. Tickets for the tour can be purchased on November 21st over at WaleMusic.com! Tour dates, below!
|1/1/15||Silver Spring, MD||The Fillmore|
|1/9/15||Philadelphia, PA||Theatre of Living Arts|
|1/10/15||New York, NY||Irving Plaza|
|1/11/15||Boston, MA||Paradise Rock Club|
|1/13/15||Detroit, MI||St. Andrews Hall|
|1/14/15||Cleveland, OH||House of Blues|
|1/16/15||Chicago, IL||House of Blues|
|1/17/15||Milwaukee, WI||The Rave|
|1/19/15||Minneapolis, MN||Varsity Theater|
|1/22/15||Portland, OR||Roseland Theater|
|1/23/15||Seattle, WA||The Showbox|
|1/24/15||Eugene, OR||McDonald Theatre|
|1/25/15||San Francisco, CA||The Fillmore|
|1/27/15||Las Vegas, NV||House of Blues|
|1/28/15||Los Angeles, CA||House of Blues|
|1/30/15||Riverside, CA||Riverside Municipal Auditorium|
|1/31/15||San Diego, CA||North Park Theatre|
|2/2/15||Denver, CO||Gothic Theatre|
|2/4/15||Dallas, TX||House of Blues|
|2/5/15||Houston, TX||House of Blues|
|2/7/15||San Antonio, TX||Backstage Live|
|2/8/15||New Orleans, LA||House of Blues|
|2/10/15||Tampa, FL||The Ritz Ybor|
|2/11/15||Fort Lauderdale, FL||Revolution|
|2/12/15||Orlando, FL||The Plaza Live|
|2/15/15||Charlotte, NC||The Fillmore|
|2/17/15||Richmond, VA||The National|
|2/19/15||Norfolk, VA||The Norva|
The Bite Life is the brainchild of music marketing exec, Nick Love. Formerly the VP of Marketing for Young Jeezy’s CTE label and currently the manager of Atlanta’s Coalition DJs, Love created #BiteLife as a way to fuse his two loves – music and food. The idea was originally conceived as a local blog and webisode show called ATL Bite Life. Now, it is being relaunched on a national/global level as simply The Bite Life.
YG who many consider to have the album of the year with his debut effort “My Krazy Life” will look to close the year out strong with a new film that will come with a brand new project. The project will feature new records and some older updated versions of previous records. “Blame It On The Streets” is set to drop December 15th. Click the jump for the official tracklist. Read More