South London natives YoMenza & EazyMan have linked up to bring you a fresh U.K. street banger, “Tripple OGs”. The track it self, is solid, no mumble raps on this track, just the raw U.K. hip hop as we appreciate. The visuals for this track was filmed in our home town of Croydon, and the creative on this video is a release from all the same old videos with booty shaking and no story telling content.
Check out EazyMan’s mixtape available via – goo.gl/XmzD56
London based J Hus has enjoyed a continued flow of success with his music, and the working machine has no signs of slowing down. This week he released the visuals for his album based track “Spirit”. I’ve been playing this track in the clubs since the release, it has that noticeable “reggae swing” which the crowds are loving. Check the video out and be sure to check out more music from J Hus.
Saucony Originals’ “Originators Only” campaign brings together some of the digital sneaker community’s most successful sneakerheads to inspire fans to be Originators in their own right this year. One of the influencers is DJ Delz who not only designed his own Saucony Grid 9000, but they will be releasing in limited quantities.
This Saucony Grid 9000 by DJ Delz is highlighted in a White and Black color theme, however there is much more. Inspiration comes from 80s culture, Miami nights and Delz’ Boston Terrier Pequeno Juan who was well known as a side kick to his earlier YouTube videos. Across the uppers we have full grain White leather with perforations while Black suede lands on the overlays. Using a translucent outsole with a Miami Nights sunset backdrop, the ‘Baby Delz’ logo is seen which comes from an old chain he use to wear. Other highlights include the Miami nights sunset on the liner and insole while speckled detailing is used on the midsole.
The DJ Delz x Saucony Grid 9000 Miami Nights is scheduled to release on August 25th, 2017. This launch will be extremely limited with only 100 pairs being available exclusively at Saucony.com. Below you can check out a promo video along with more images which will give you a closer look.
Fekky keep delivering quality music, if you don’t recognise this, then you need to really tune in. His latest track of his debut album ElClasico titled “AVIREX” has taken me back to my days of being on Upfront 99.3FM & Delight 103fm, when I had, and still have to this day, my all black, triple leather Avirex jacket. Back when UK Garage was the sound, and Grime was making its start. Fekky has teamed up with So Solid legend MC Neutrino, and Grime ambasador Chip for this one. The video, is a glimpse of what the UKG life was like, and a glimpse into a true pirate radio set up. You can pre order ElClasico now.
The UK’s Kingsman are set to return to the big screen in September, but this time around the international intelligence agency will have some help courtesy of their “friends” in the states. Enter, the U.S. Statesman.
In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the two groups must then work together after the Kingsman headquarters has been destroyed and the world is thus held hostage. Ultiatmely, the Kingsman and the Statesman have a common enemy who is plotting to take over —well— pretty much everything.
As can be expected, there is an egotistical clash between the two international organizations, but they must find a way to come together to save the world before it’s too late.
Directed by Matthew Vaughn, Kingsman: The Golden Circle stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Sir Elton John, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges, and is due in theaters September 22.
It’s been a slow-burning fire for the Air Max 97 as Nike is prepared to hit us with a slew of colourways after dropping two originals in the “Silver Bullet” and Metallic Gold as well as premium takes in the premium Snakeskin version. We know of not one, not two, but twenty colourways and styles of the Air Max 97 that are set to arrive in the coming months. Along with the classic AM97 build, there will be an Ultra Jacquard version and even the Ultra SE style. There’s a gallery of twenty upcoming Air Max 97s, so check them out and prepare yourself for the “Marina Blue” colourway coming on August 1st.
Here is a fitness shoot concept I’d like to get done this summer. This can be done in any U.K. park, on a dry day. The shoot will involve still and a video edited to the same standard of what is shown here. This is a example of work done by iLine Photography.
If your interested in taking part in this style of shoot, please get in contact via the form below
Autumn is in full force and we will now see the release of the Nike Air Griffey Max 1Wheat.
Dressed in the “it” colour scheme of the season, this Air Griffey Max 1 has been given the wheat look as the entire upper of the sneaker gets covered in a sandy suede material that is accompanied by a white midsole and a gum outsole.
Release date for these have been penned for November 23rd, hooefully the UK sees these gems released.
The middle child, more affectionately known as the Nike Air Force 1 Mid, returns in a premium execution with an added scaly texture.
Nike Sportswear is offering up an LV8 edition of the Air Force 1 Mid in layers of smooth snake textured leather. Colour options for the sneaker include a black edition which has been released in FootPatrol London.
Outfitted in monotone Gym Red with faux snakeskin leather encapsulating the toe and panelling, a customary ankle strap provides a time-honoured style with an aesthetic update that also aids in lock down support. The look is finished with a white mid sole.
Looking to hit the camp grounds this fall? If so, Nike has the proper footwear for your outdoor excursion – the Nike “Campfire” Pack.
Consisting of the Nike Air Max 90 and the Air Huarache Run, the story of the pack famously chronicles a camping trip between Tinker Hatfield, Dan Widen and David Kennedy, in which the trio would conceptualize the idea that would later become All Conditions Gear (ACG).
The collection highlights rich autumn shades that feature starry nights, woodgrain textures and flannel inspiration. Give the collection a closer look below and expect the release at Nike international retailers on August 29.
Pokemon Go was officially released in the UK on July 14th 2016, and since it’s release, it has not stopped being the number 1 played, and downloaded app on smart phones. Everyday people are venturing out into new parts of the city looking for these rare and uncommon spawning virtual creatures. We tend to play the game very calmly here in the UK, and there have been no reports f any injuries or incidents created by players. But elsewhere around the globe the hype is major key. Check out this video of when Snorlax, decided to make an appearance in Taiwan.
We’ve all used shoe boxes to store the detritus of our daily lives, whether it’s old letters, photos or random objects with sentimental value. And even though they’re the perfect size, we typically don’t store valuables in our old shoe boxes, primarily because they just don’t offer anything in the way of security. That all changes with the Mandem Safe, which for all intents and purposes appears to be a standard cardboard Nike shoe box, but is instead built with 5mm folded steel with a cam lock and pre-drilled holes at the base, allowing you to screw down the box directly onto the floor. It’s currently in the prototype phase, so go to themandemsafe.com to sign up for updates.
One of the most anticipated albums of 2017 has to be the new offering from Gorillaz, and the latest update surrounding the release comes from Pos of De La Soul, who recently talked to The Guardian about collaborating on the still-untitled project. “We actually sat down with Damon two weeks ago and he played us some of the new Gorillaz album, and it sounds amazing,” said Pos. “He played us a track that he wants us to get off on his album so we got to get in the studio and put that down.” Additionally, Pos disclosed that Snoop Dogg will also make a guest appearance on what will be the fifth studio album from Gorillaz. Vic Mensa, composer Jean Michel-Jarre, songwriter Liam Bailey will also contribute.
In honour of the weekly turn-up dubbed #WavyWednesdays by the A$AP Mog, A$AP Ferg and Migos take it to the trap for their new offering “Trap Anthem”.
Here, the ATL trio and the Harlem rep drop bars on their deep pockets and jet-setter lifestyle. Ferg has been pushing a steady supply of bangers ahead of his forthcoming Trap Lord follow-up including the cuts “Spice Girls”, the “Cut It” remix and “New Level” featuring Future.
The big news about the Air Max 1 is the return of the famed atmos edition of the sneaker in 2017 for Air Max Day. But you don’t have to wait until next sprint to rock the Air Max 1 with a dose of elephant prints.
This season, Nike Sportswear has fitted the sneaker in the print over its two toned grey upper that is further complimented with a suede panel and ghost green accents.
In a continuation from the first installment of the GO! series which takes place in the rider’s hometown of NYC (which can be seen here), Nigel Sylvester and BMX videographer Harrison Boyce take us to Tinseltown!
From cruising manuals down the Hollywood Hills, barging through the never ending freeway traffic, to go-karting at the Fantasy Factory, Nigel gives us a first-person look at what it really means to ride around and get it! The imagery is flawless, and the seamless cut scenes will have you scratching your head with wonder. With cameos from stars like Nick “Swaggy P” Young, Ben Baller, and Paul Rodriguez to name a few, you know Nigel is plugged in when on the West Coast. Hopefully this continues on to even more amazing locations, and with the way he exits, you can only imagine that he’s got a few more tricks up his sleeve.
Since announcing her mainstream presence via the DDS-produced single “Try Me,” petite Detroit rapper Dej Loaf hasn’t slowed down. Today she dropped a second mixtape titled All Jokes Aside, a respectable follow up to her first effort, Sell Sole, which was released in 2014.
Where Sell Sole saw features from the likes of Young Thug, Birdman, Remy Ma and Ty Dolla $ign, All Jokes Aside is all about Dej, with the exception of a cameo from a blast from the No Limits era, Silkk the Shocker. And while we may have gotten used to synth-powered, sing-song vocals from lil’ Dej, this mixtape is a little different.
She describes it best on the track “Chase Mine,” stating, “Lately I’ve been on my rap shit / Had to stop singing for awhile.”
Its only fair to say that Frisco’s work rate of late has been on the rise, with a solid stream of bangers. Here’s a new banger he posted on his Soundcloud featuring fellow Jamaican brothers FlowDan & Newbaan. I’m looking forward to dropping this one in the club, reloads are a must!!
Happy 2016 to you all, 2015 was a year not to be forgotten, especially within the Hip Hop music community. Meek Mill caught a major “L” in 2015 when he tried to expose Drake for not writing his own raps, fair dues Meek. But when one of Drake’s diss tracks gets a Grammy nomination, you have to re-evaluate what you really are doing. Enter 2016, January 16th to be exact, and Meek was previewing music via his social media feeds, which had fans thinking he was ready to drop the much anticipated Dream Chasers 4 mixtape…..but now, he instead has dropped a 4 track EP titled 4/4. Simple, 4 new tracks to keep the fans happy for now. I’ve listened to the tracks now about 5 times, my favourite track has to be FBH. He tries to clap back at Drake over the “I’m The Plug” instrumental, and in my opinion flops, all he did was expose more personal information to get the internet guessing LOL.
Have a listen to the EP via the SoundCloud stream below, and if you want to download it, hit this LINK
As the retail world sent bargain savers and Christmas shoppers into a frenzy on Black Friday, November 27th, the hip hop fraternity of artists used this day, as the give back date to their fans by dropping multiple mix tapes for you to stream, and download for free via DatPiff.com. Some of the mixtapes I downloaded included
Today is Cyber Monday, so it’s been a non-stop back to back listening fest with these 4 mixtapes, and I can say not one of them disappointed me. Chris Brown certainly leads the track numbers on his mix tape with 34 tracks, which in my opinion could have been split into 2 albums. Some of the features on his mixtape “Before the Party” include Rihanna, Fetty Wap, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa, and his homeboy Tyga as well. If you’re a true Chris Brown fan, and a lover of R&B, this is one for you.
Between the other 3 mixtapes, well, we waited for Lil Wayne to drop “No Ceilings 2”, and in true Young Money quality control, Weezy F doesn’t disappoint, with various original tracks, and freesyles with his version of Hotline Bling aka Jail Phone.
Fabolous, what can I say, he is a beast, who has kept to his flow and formula, which is why I am true fan of his. “Summertime Shootout” I feel, should have been released in the summer, it’s one of those mixtapes, you have to bump loudly, with various flavours of tracks, including the upcoming club banger “The Plug”, and his version of Hotline Bling aka Trapline Bling.
I’ll wrap up with the biggest boss, Rick Ross’s “Renzel Remixes”. He has been delivering various freestyle remixes over the past few months, his biggest freestyle remix has to be of Adele’s “Hello”, if you haven’t yet listened to it, simply download his mixtape and put it on blast. This mixtape is 26 tracks, and is covered over 2 discs, so be sure to grab both downloads. All in all, I’ve enjoyed listening to all 4 mixtapes and will continue to for a while to come. I have to salute the other artists that dropped mixtapes on Black Friday, be sure to log onto Datpiff.com to see them all and download.
So I wake up, check my instagram feed, and I see Stormzy has posted a picture of #standard trending world wide, so it was only right to see what #standard was about…….OH SHIT! Stormzy returns with another banger, obviously replying to anyone’s comments regarding his latest Mobo award wins, and clarifying to the world what is Standard, for him to do. The track is produced by the power team that is The Trackerz, and the my favourite line from this track for me has to be
“Man wanna talk about views on a fire in the booth, check my views on fire in the park”
If you don’t realise who he is sending for by this point in the track, then do like 100,000 people have done by this time of me posting this, listen again. I can see everyone Dabbing to this over the weekend!!!
After seeing the hype that Bugzy put out there pre-mobo, and the rental, he was asking for THIS to happen. The whole scene knew this would happen, and well, here it is, once again, Chip holds back no lyrical punches to further bury Bugzy. I’ve run out of the amount of diss tracks Chip has done now, compared to the one that Bugzy dropped (it was one, because both tracks had the same lyrics). This isn’t a battle anymore, this is just straight burial. It’s unfair on the fans as Bugzy does not seem to deliver any sort of credible come back to Chip, and is more interested in making hooks for tracks rather than laying down the lyrical gauntlet that he has been know to do. Let’s see what come back we witness after this goes viral today.
French Montana feat. Fetty Wap x Monty – Freaky will make you want to turn up some more, in case you didn’t have enough fun this weekend. The Coke Boys leader, French comes thorough with a new track for his fans and grabs the help of the Remy Boys, Fetty Wap and Monty. Press the play button above and listen to The Mekanics produced joint, Freaky.