Idle Warship: Party Robot

The three piece group complied of Talib Kweli, Res & Graph Nobel known as Idle Warship dropped their first full length mixtape Party Robot (Prod. by Mick Boogie) this past Tuesday. Download mixtape here:

Idle Warship:Girls on the Dance Floor Remix

Album Artwork:

Get Familiar....Mike Posner Mixtape & New Wayne Tape

No intro needed for Wayne obviously, but Mike Posner dropped his latest tape One Foot Out The Door today hosting tracks with Big Sean, GLC and Kid Cudi. Singer/Producer/Songwriter, cat does it all and is still a Sr. @ Duke, get familiar.

Download One Foot In The Door here:

Download No Ceilings here:

Brother Ali & Evidence @ The Granada

Thursday, October 27 @ 7pm

No strangers to the hip-hop world, the heavy-hitters known as Brother Ali and Evidence (member of Dilated Peoples) will be at the Granada tonight doin’ their thing along with Toki Wright and DJ BK-One on their Fresh Air Tour. This show will definitely be a refreshing dose of hip-hop, which will include some raw and soulful beats produced by Ant (Atmosphere) from Brother Ali’s “The Undisputed Truth”(2007) album; and the already proven rapper Evidence will provide a health dose of lyrics to keep that head nodding. more here

Granada Theater | 3524 Greenville | 214.824.9933 |

Throwback Tuesday

Grand Puba: I Like It

Clipse ft. Pharrell & Cam'ron: Popular Demand

Yup, Til' The Casket Drops set for December 8 date

Glow In The Dark Book

Mr. West presents the Glow in The Dark book which features behind-the-scenes insides to his 2008 tour with photos taken by Nabil Elderkin.

“Along with on stage and behind-the-scenes shots, the book includes conceptual sketches by West, costume designs, and stage models. The book comes with an audio CD featuring the previously unreleased live instrumentals for “Hey Mama”, “Touch the Sky”, “Jesus Walks”, and “I Wonder”, as well as an interview with tour collaborator Spike Jonze.”

Nike App

NikeID is hooking Iphone users up with an app where you can customize your own kicks on the go. If you find some inspiration of colors through art or even a dog toy or something; you can take a picture of it and the app will put the color blends on shoes and you can select and customize each pair through the app. You can even go through your existing photos in your phone and choose colors from wallpaper/personal photos and customize kicks based on that color template. Hopefully the droid will push this app out asap.

Shine Exhibit @ Photographs Do Not Bend

Wednesday, November 4 through November 14

The Shine exhibit at Photographs Do Not Bend (PDNB) offers a unique and interesting look at the art of a shoe shiners hustle. Shine, the first of PDNB’s fall exhibition’s features black and white vintage photos (taken mostly in NYC) of shoe shiners and shoe shine boxes that illustrate young, aggressive salesmen on their journey to success.

“Many stories of successful entrepreneurs started at a young age with the “start-up” shoe shine business. This narrative of a young man’s first plunge into commerce offers a nostalgic look into our own youthful dreams of making our own money.” – PDNB Gallery

more here.

PDNB Gallery | 1202 Dragon | 214.969.1852 |

Butchers, Dragons, Gods and Skeletons @ Kimbell Art

Thursday, October 22 through October 25
Filmmaker Philip Haas has been appointed by the Kimbell Art Museum to create a series of five film installations (The Death of Pentheus, the Butcher’s Shop, Apollo and the Continents, Skeletons Warning Themselves and Arhat Taming the Dragon) based on paintings and objects in the museums permanent collection. Haas elaborates and recreates some of these works and puts a little twist on them. The film installations feature poetic and sensuous moving images that appear on bizarre screen plots that are enhanced by original music, architectural and sculptural effects. These installations allow you to form new vibrant ideas based off the original pieces and are visually pleasing.

Kimbell Art Museum | 3333 Camp Bowie | 817.332.8451 |

Dirty Money: Angels

So this song keeps growin on me day by day. Jacking the Hov beat, on
top with B.I.G. verse and a nice hook; Diddy might be back! Yes I said it,
he hasn't been going as hard since his "No Way Out"-"The Saga Continues" .
Although he is livin by that autotune in this song, ish might be a classic.

Breakin' @ the AA Center

So me and the crewski hit up the AA Center for the Red Bull Sound Clash, and these dudes put on a little show for us. Was able to catch a few clips on the pocket size, wished I could get a some more playtime. Red Bull Sound Clash vids/pics coming soon.

Wale Ft. Pharrell: Inhibitions

New single off Wale's upcoming Attention Deficit dropped yesterday. Real nice to Wale stick to his mixtape roots when he goes mainstream. Album drops October 20th, Wale plans to give folks real hip-hop and not this "disposable" rap that everyone seems to be drooling over.

Attention Deficit Album Artwork

Red Bull Sound Clash: The Cannabinoids vs. Shiny Toy Guns

Friday, October 16 from 7pm-11pm

Red Bull keeps it live by bringing you the Red Bull Sound Clash! An unparalleled live musical conversation between two bands with diverse sounds, styles and creativity; and has been dubbed the ultimate music battle. The Sound Clash is exactly that, two bands going head to head in attempts to win over the crowds love. Picnic and the rest of The Cannabinoids crew featuring the lovely miss Erykah Badu (Texas native) vs. Shiny Toy Guns from Oklahoma. These bands are on the opposite ends of the genre spectrum (indie rock & hip-hop), but when it comes down to it it’s all about that feeling a live performance gives you; and regardless of genres these bands mesh well together. More here.

American Airlines Center | 2500 Victory | 214.221.8326 |

Pharrell's Hermes Hoodie

Hmmm, now I don't like it when people tell me how to spend my money (unless it's family or the crew), or when people tell other people how to spend their money , but Pharrell went extra hard with this one of one $18,000-$75,000 Hermes Croc hoodie. I mean we know dude is up on his style game, and money aint a thing to him; but overkill maybe? Still clean though lol

Centre @ Mockingbird Station

Hit up Centre this afternoon, left with some goodies and of course they were keepin' it real. Copped the NS's, and Centre's new line of wallets by J.Fold caught my eye. Nice, slim perforated wallet with red lining. They've got a good selection of J.Folds in running from around $60-$80 mostly 100% top grain leather, think they have some more dropping in a couple weeks for around $35. I dunno, I was feelin' anything and everything red/black today.

Mick Boogie & Terry Urban: Wild Young Heartbreaks

Taking the chorals from the Noisettes, Mick Boogie & Terry Urban mix an amazing tape with samples from Ye's 808's & Heartbreaks. The Noisettes voice is killin' it & 6th sense, Dao Jones & Esso are straight with the lyrics. Download here.

Imagination...what good is it if you don't use it?

The masterpiece brought to film.


Throwback Tuesday

Pharcyde: Runnin'

Blueprint Exhibit @ MAC

Wednesday, October 7 from 11am-9pm

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary will be hosting the exhibit Blueprint, which is a group featuring artists Edward Setina, Brian Fridge, Amy Revier, Paul Slocum and curator James Cope. This group presents works that encompass elements of Sir John Herschel’s (creator of the blueprint) thoughts and ideas and presents them in a site-specific environment.

James Cope has given these four national and international upcoming artists the opportunity to express themselves freely while sticking to the “blueprint” which allows these individual talents to be highlighted in an interesting way.

More here.

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary | 3120 McKinney | 214.953.1212 |