Book of Sole

So my homie out in SD, Sole Junkie, has finally finished his first book! The Sole Junkie book displays some of Sole's best sneaker customization artwork. I havent received my copy in the mail yet, but from the pics on his blog, it looks very exciting and im very proud to own a one of a kind peice by Mr. SJ. Cop it here and be on the lookout for big things comin from this dude in '09.



88 Keys

WOW, so it's been a minute since either of us posted shit on here. Both of us have been mad busy with work and life. Oh well. I can say that I picked this fresh new CD by 88 Keys, titled: "The Death of Adam". Very dope album that was executive produced by Kanye West and features the Chi-town rapper along with Phonte (lil brother), Redman, J Davey, Kid Cudi, & Bilal. Just a real good story about a dude (named Adam) and his downfall (by way of a chick that "burns" him and traps him with a kid). enjoy.





I finally got my Mac... after a LONG time of saving and setbacks. Special thanks to all the helped out with gift cards on birthdays and holidays. Time to work...



Air Jordan 1 in an exclusive INFRARED (no, not regular Chicago Bulls red, but Air Max 90 INFRARED) colorway. Spotted on a Jordan Brand employee at the Triumvir base camp. Expected drop date of March 2009.

Walmart x iPhone???

Yes, its true... well not really. Right now its just a strong rumor, but apparently Walmart will join Best Buy on the list of authorized iPhone retailers. The best part of this is that Walmart will apparently get the lower-end 4GB model and sell it for $99! YES, $99! Suddenly my Blackberry is starting to look janky. Keep em peeled for a more official announcement of this union, but the pic below, complete with AT&T and Walmart logos, is quite convincing.


Start 2009 off with just the right amount of "POP" with this crazy Bubble Calendar. Designed by Stephen Turbek, this calendar features a large strip of bubble wrap, integrated with the "09 calendar... allowing you to burst everyday that passes you by. Available in a handful of languages and also has the holidays listed. Buy it here.

"Bring Back God"

New mixtape by the Wu's very own U-God, cleverly titled: Bring Back God. Download it here. Oh and speaking of Wu Tang, they're gonna be in town (Phoenix) this Sunday @ Marquee.


Up Next, SeaVees

Well, I really can't say they are "next" 'cause this California classic has been around for quite some time. SeaVees is a high end sneaker company that shies away from current market trends and just keeps it real cool and clean. Think classic Vans, meets Converse Jack Purcell, meets Adidas Stan Smith. For reals though if you got the dough, this is truly some shit to treat your dogs to. Peep the classic Pantone color collection that drops for Spring '09... eugh!

Staple x Airwalk x Payless

So you may have already heard it... but chances are that you haven't, since Hypebeast hasn't blown it up yet. Streetwear/Graphic/Curator extraordinaire and is Staple Design team are linking up with Airwalk in a future collection of footwear to be exclusively sold at Payless shoes. Apparently the deal was for multiple years/seasons and will kick off in Fall '09. Since we are about 300 days away from the official drop, the only thing you have to work with are these few R&D pics. Personally not feeling these first samples, but they have tons of time to get it right. Jeff Staple is truly a trend-setter and putting his "rep" on the line like this solidifies that. MSRP on the Airwalk(R) joints will be around $50.


Dude, if you ain't knowin about this spot, then you're missing out! Venezia's pizza is probably the best pizza I've had, outside of NYC. 2 big slices and a drink for $5.75. Bon appetite!


Jingle Bells

Clipse/Play Clothes x Complex Mag.

The Clipse have just dropped a promo mixtape for the launch of their new Play Clothes line with Complex Magazine. From what I've seen, the line has some pretty cool stuff (not Bape-like at all) and their lyrics are always on point. Download here, and pick up a tee or two at High Point.

Jim Jones Deads The N-Word

***TAKEN FROM XXL.COM*** This is some IGNORANT shit...

Barack Obama has even inspired Jim Jones to clean up his act. Yo let him tell it, you may not hear Jim Jones use the N-word anymore. The Harlem Rapper recently revealed his plan to switch the n-word with Obama and the b-word with Michelle.

“Shouts to all my Obamas, the niggas is out the Obamas is in,” Jones told “The bitches is out and the Michelles is in. So if you’re lady gets you mad you say, ‘Michelle you betta get out of here before I slap the thunder out of you.’

“Nah, let me stop playing but that’s how we doing it this year we tryna switich up the f*cked up language we been saying for the past few years,” he continued. “It’s actually been catching on a little bit I was on the radio yesterday and I heard somebody saying that and I was like, ‘Wow that’s a great thing if we could call each other Obama instead of nigga.” -Marvin Brandon

We Go Hard!

New Jay Z track: "Brooklyn (We Go Hard)", featuring Santgold and produced by Kanye West. I can't wait till Blueprint 3 comes out! Hear it here.



Yes yes yall, it's finally in and it's not going to last long. We will be releasing Black Scale this Friday on Black Friday. Shits fire so be sure you come in early cause it'll be gone quick. Heres just a a few pics of the goods.


Imminent Utopia Exhibit

It's things like this that make me wish I still was in NYC. The Imminent Utopia Exhibit by Kris Kuski opened yesterday at the Joshua Liner Gallery NYC. The theme is very dark as "the resulting works create a three dimensional visual metaphor of the human condition, where religion and morality come face to face with violence and war, and the histories of civilizations past clash with chaotic visions of a post-apocalyptic future". The collages are masters of mixed media, including: model kits, toy soldiers, plastic animals, & action figures. DOPE. x MeLo-X ... FUTURAMA mixtape

Mixtapes are fun and this one is no exception. Format Magazine and MeLo-X have put together this mixtape, titled "FUTURAMA", and it features some the next generation of M.C.'s. Artists that made the cut, but isn't limited to are: Cool Kids, Asher Roth,88 Keys, Pacific Division, Diz Gabran, Dom Kennedy, UNI... I haven't had the chance to listen to it yet (don't tell my editor), but the lineup is strong, so it shouldn't disappoint. Download it here.

XPOZ concert

After a short hiatus, I am back in the writers chair for Xpoz Magazine. Be on the lookout for new updates and issues, coming soon. Till then, hit up the concert and stunt... like its a habit (get it...?)





Love Unites

So as you may have heard, many rallies across the country have been popping up in support of overturning the outcome of California's Pro 8... banning gay marriages. I say, if anyone want to subject themselves to the agonizing union of marriage, HAVE AT IT, gay or straight! Anyways, Shepard Fairey (the owner/artist of Obey & the dude who started the whole Obama poster craze) has cooked up this beauty in support of this weekends Prop 8 rally in Hollywood. As Fairey so eloquently puts it "Anyone who believes in equality and human dignity should be appalled that Prop. 8 passed", so if you are in the area, show some support. If not, try to get your hands on this limited poster (450 made) for $50. Did you know that in California they voted to make the chicken coops larger for more "humane" reasons, but voted against gay marriage!!?? WTF.


That's right folks, these papers right here mean the Rookie is going back to school to get some higher learning! Only 7 years till I get that degree! Edumacation is a good thing. (Blurred picture via Blackberry. "Militerry" poster by Obey)



Much love to for spotlighting HighPoint. I told yall we were on the come up and its not gonna stop. Big things to come


So I think I found my Xmas gift to myself unless a special someone I know wants to buy it for me (wink wink you know who you are). It releases this SATURDAY (11/22/08) AT HUF SF however if your as lucky as I am you can order one through the store you work for LOL. I love winter clothes so this is a definite kop for me. I know this is Arizona and wont get as much use out of it but that just means it'll stay crispy for much longer.

M2 will pump you up

The homie M2 sent this pic to me today for an upcoming event were having (details coming soon). It started off as a joke but we might actually use it cause the shit is just that fucking funny.


Im not a huge fan of the whole BBC, Ice Cream and Bape thing however I do respect it. I just cant come to grips and pull $85 out for a fitted or $90 for a t-shirt, shit just doesn't make sense to me. I am however a huge fan of the Clipse and the projects they are working on. Now Im sure Play Clothes is going to have the same touch as the previous stated brands Im just hoping its a little more affordable. Play Clothes logo is fire and so is the packaging. If you have yet to see it heres a little taste.

We will be getting Play Clothes in very very soon at HighPoint so be on the look out for that. Commonwealth is also having a launch party this Saturday the 21st with The Clipse in the building............Damn I wish I was in Virginia.


I need a new bag. Been looking for something super high quality to house my upcoming MacBook in... then came Inujirushi. Made in a small city in Japan of high quality sail cloth and vegetable tanned leather. Unlike a lot of things I've seen thus far... and I want it. Anyone out there with some people in Japan that can get this for me, get at me! Till then, peep some of the hot shit here.