Kanye West x Dwele: "Power"

Finally Mr. West dropped some newness for the people ft. Dwele x prod. by S1. 'Ye gettin' back to the blueprint with this one...PROPER.

"I don't need yo pussy ish I'm on my own d*ck I ain't got a power trip...who you goin' home with?"

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The Tunnelvision (TTV) x Bessi By Carlos Zuniga Interview

One word...Bessi, get familiar with it, because you will be hearing a lot about Dallas based footwear designer x founder of Bessi and Co. Carlos Zuniga along with the rest of the Bessi crew in the coming months. I had the chance to meet and catch up with Carlos Zuniga and Nam Vo - manager of operations - of Bessi and Co., which is a new, up-in-coming footwear brand that will be sure to have you hype. Carlos Zuniga isn't only a jetsetter, but also a dope ass designer who made something from nothing and is living his dream his way. After being tossed suggestions on how and what to do with his fashion vision, Carlos followed his heart and did it his way - because in the end its all about YOU. With shoe designs that not only express casual/urban chic, but also class and elegance, Carlos plans to take the fashion market by storm and hit the world with something refreshing. We all know how "trend kicks" are one and done with the bright colors, and insane themes, but Carlos is taking a more straight-forwarded, sleek, urban, casual approach to his designs with an emphasis on the quality, textures, accents and fabrics of his products, which issues not only an everyday shoe for the fly to rock, but also something for the nights to make you feel confident and clean.

TTV: "How did Bessi start and what inspired you to start, as well as some history of the Bessi Crew?"

Carlos: "After traveling quite a bit around the world, Italy in particular, I realized how passionate they were with footwear. I later returned to Miami to design furniture for some time. I enjoyed designing furniture, but footwear design was my true passion. You might think it's weird, but I always catch myself looking at people's shoes before even looking at their face. I think I'm pretty good at judging someone's personality based on their shoes alone haha. To take it even further back, when I was around 7 I would go to sleep with my new kicks on refusing to take them off - thanks Mom for always providing me with some fresh kicks hahaha. But yea, fast forwarding to 2008, I decided to launch my own company after not being able to land a job in the fashion industry. You don't want to give me a job? Ok, I'll make my own job, and here I am. "

TTV: " What and who are your inspirations when it comes to designing?"

Carlos: "I get my inspiration from a combination of architecture and different personalities. For example, a lot of my ladies shoes look like towering structures - 5" inch heels haha.
I like to design based on the personalities of people I've met around the world, or someone who has left a lasting impression on me. The new "JD" shoe is inspired by my girlfriend's brother. The kid knows how to dress and I envisioned something I knew he'd rock - I was right."
TTV: "How does Bessi differ from other brands?"

Carlos: "My footwear is as edgy as it is classy - especially my women's shoes. Real edgy and you have to be the right girl to wear them."

TTV: "How did you get the name 'Bessi,' and what does it mean?"

Carlos: "Bessi is my Mother's name, my greatest inspiration for her amazing work ethic."

TTV: "What matters most to you when it comes to designing footwear?"

Carlos: "Honing in on my creative abilities and I truly enjoy the creative process, it's a rewarding hobby."

TTV: "How much time does your company spend on quality and creativity put into your
product, as well as the design process?"

Carlos: "The creative process can take months. It can take months to perfect a collection worth launching, but some ideas take a second and then you build them from there. I think the most as I'm falling asleep. I've had moments were I jump out of bed to sketch something. The development process takes some time having to work hand in hand with the factory, etc."

TTV: "How would you define the style Bessi exudes."

Carlos: "Class, Sexy, Urban, Edgy, fashion forward, Minimal."

TTV: "Any specific color schemes or themes for the latest line of Bessi?"

Carlos: " I don't play around with too many crazy colors. I'm more concerned about the texture, materials, and structure. "

TTV: "When you think of Dallas and Bessi, what and how do you see it changing the urban/city culture in our city, as well as other qualities Bessi would bring to Dallas and other markets?"

Carlos: "I think I bring a taste of class using minimalism for my men's sneakers. It's not necessary to design a bright orange sneaker to make it stand out from the rest. I prefer to use exotic skins and add a special element to the sneaker that is subtle yet outstanding. My "JD" design has embossed python with a zipper detail."

TTV: " Where and when can buyers cop Bessi in Dallas and other cities?"

Carlos: " Soon, anyone in the U.S will be able to purchase Bessi by Carlos Zuniga shoes online. Check the site for updates. www.bessibycarloszuniga.com "

TTV: "Do you plan on branching out to other aspects of fashion ( tees, jeans, etc.)"

Carlos: "Footwear is my passion."

TTV: "How do you see Bessi evolving in the future?"

Carlos: "I hope it goes global. I've been to cities like Shanghai and Hong Kong, and I love their style. I know they would wear Bessi out there also and it's just a matter of time."

TTV: " Any musical or other artistic inspiration within the creativity of Bessi?"

Carlos: "Great question! Another passion of mine is music! Hip Hop to be specific. I usually listen to Kanye, Weezy, Drake, or Lupe to get some inspiration, or MOTIVATION!
But I also like Lounge or Electronic music - depending on my mood."

TTV: "Top 10 artist (musicians, painters, designers etc.) you dig?"

" 1. Kanye West
2. Lil Wayne
3. Lupe Fiasco
4. Gotan Project
5. Issey Miyake
6. Alejandro Ingelmo
7. Giuseppe Zanotti
8. Jay Z
9. Drake
10. Myself haha. "

TTV: "Does Bessi have any showings/events coming up?"

Carlos: "Yea, I can't tell you yet haha, but I can say I have some in Dallas, Miami, and New York."

TTV: "What do you want people to understand from Bessi and the overall company image?"

Carlos: "Hey all of this comes from the heart, I'm passionate about it, I do what I love and I hope all of you are doing the same."

TTV: "Any motto the Bessi crew lives by?"

Carlos: "Along this journey, many people have come to me suggesting what or how I should design. ' You should do this, do that,' " At the end of the day, it's all about being true to yourself and what YOU feel is right."
The day I stopped listening to others about how or what I should design is when I began receiving requests for fashion editorials and the ball really began rolling."

Bessi by Carlos Zuniga carries mens and women's kicks and will be avaiable online, as well as local/select stores around the U.S. soon. You can check Bessi and Co. website for updates on events and cop Bessi by Carlos Zuniga here.

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BrandUn DeShay x Volume: Three! To Get Ready Mixtape

If you were one of the many who waited and waited for DeShay's fifth, highly anticipated drop of mixtape "Volume: Three! To Get Ready" like myself - waited on Central time -, then you know it was well worth it. Producer/MC/Visionary BrandUn DeShay is a fresh breath of air with his progressive hip-hop sound and mean lyrical dexterity. Perfecting his work for the latest project and features by heavies Dom Kennedy, Casey Veggies, QuESt, TiRon, OverDoz, Ev4z Holt and more you can definitely tell DeShay put in more then overtime with this album. With songs from the passion of the grind, d*ck riders and love; to being the truth in the midst of people treating him like an underdog, this mixtape is not only shows DeShay's zeal for his profession, but also him perfecting his craft with finesse. Please believe DeShay know's "what time it is."

Download Volume: Three! To Get Ready here.

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Volume: Three! To Get Ready Promo

BrandUn DeShay - Hate To Say I Told You So Ft. Von Pea of Tanya Morgan

New TiRon x Hollyweerd Ft. Big Pooh

Some newness dropped by artist TiRon x Hollyweerd.

TiRon - The Do: TiRon going over J Dilla beat "Ritmo Suave," new album MSTRD dropping soon.

Hollyweerd ft. Big Pooh - Love Me: New mixtape Edible Phat 2.0 dropping soon

Dallas x Homegrown Music & Arts Fest

Downtown Dallas is hosting the annual HomeGrown event this Sat. May 22 from 11 am-10 pm, which showcases some of the best local musicians and artists/art galleries in the DFW. With 14 bands ranging from Indie, Electro-Pop, Texas Rock, Alternative, Country, Folk and a dose of Hip-Hop on two stages and 20+ local artists/galleries blessing the Main Street Garden Park the event will be more then enough for you and yours to relish in. HomeGrown Fest. only cost $15 - free for kiddies 10 and under - and most of the proceeds from the event will go towards Way Into Music, which is an organization that provides education/instruction/foundation to youths wanting to learn how to play instruments, along with donations to other middle and elementary after school music programs.

This will definitely be a dope event to check out and enjoy some sunrays. Be sure to peep local artists: Dem Southernfolkz (hip-hop/soul/progressive); Air Review (Indie); ISHI (Electro-Pop/Indie); They Were Stars (Indie); and This Will Destroy You (experimental/indie/instrumental.)

Full Band List x Times:

Shiner Stage:
9pm: Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights
7:30: This Will Destroy You
6:00: Analog Rebellion
4:30: Telegraph Canyon
3:00: Air Review
1:30: RTB2
12pm: Fox and the Bird

City Tavern Stage:
8:20: ISHI
6:50: The O's
5:20: Grant Jones and the Pistol Grip Lassos
3:50: Somebody's Darling
2:20: They Were Stars
12:50: Dem Southern Folkz
11:15: The Plowboys (Zound Sounds)

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Dem Southernfolkz - Feels Like

ISHI - Make It

Air Review - Chasing Corporate

Drake x "9 AM In Dallas" Freestyle

Drake was at Palladium x Beamers last night here in Dallas and dropped a new freestyle this morning....dope.

"Take a look atcha self the mirror's revelin' if you aint got you aint got it the theory is brilliant"

Yuuuupp, this is what we want Drake.

Throwback Tuesday

The Roots feat. Chrisette Michele & Wale - "Rising Up" from Three/21 Films on Vimeo.

Curren$y "King Kong" video

First single off Curren$y's LP "Pilot Talk." Watch for the June 15 drop.

Curren$y - King Kong from Creative Control on Vimeo.

Shogun x Unkommon Kolor Kick-Back

Shogun x Unkommon Kolor are kicking off the heat wave days right by hosting a kick-back for Unkommon Kolor's new Spring line. The event starts Sat. May 22 @ 7pm and sails into the evening with sounds by DJ Niro, and of course some free grub x drinks hosted by Vitamin Water.

And what's a store x designer kick-back without some limited ish? UKKO x Shogun have duo'd up and collabed on a dope, super limited tee to be sold @ the event.

So yes free food, free drinks x alcohol, dope clothes, dope people....enough said.

Also, be sure to check out Shogun's new line of Crooks x Castle, and their GoodWood pieces...proper.
Shogun | 3054 S. University | Ft. Worth, Tx | 817.923.4700

Tyga x Chris Brown " Fan of a Fan" Mixtape

Young Tyga and C-Breezy drooped the new mixtape "Fan of A Fan" yesterday. Even though I haven't checked it out yet I've definitely heard good things. With pre-drope tracks like "I'm So Raw" x "G-Sh*t" - even though it was pulled from the tape - I expect it to be legit. Download here.


BrandUn Deshay x "True Story"

As promised by Deshay he's dropped his next track leading up to his new work "Volume: Three! To Get Ready," which drops this week. Unfortunately, the track won't be on his new work due to new fans not comprehending where he's coming from, but its a little somethin' he's brewed up for fans that have followed him since the beginning. Check the track here.

Blast off twiggas

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Young The Giant x Everest x Minus The Bear @ Granada 5/15/10 Recap

So a few chaps and I are rushing to the show trying to get some decent spots since we are running a bit late to the Granada, and of course we had to hit the bar first before hand. As we stumble into the theater hall we were hit with the booming melodies of Young The Giant, and through all the rush are able to get some pretty dope seats right in front of the stage.
Although I've never heard of them, California based opener Young The Giant instantly grabbed my attention with their pop indie energetic, original and pure sound and the stage persona was nothing short of that as well due to the singers funky foot work.
After Young The Giant came, L.A. based band Everest, which at first took me awhile to get into, hit the stage with their heavy kick drum patterns and bass riffs. Their sound was definitely different; the band opened up with a tune that had a folkish feel to it, which was a 360 from Young The Giant's high octane indie sound, but after two songs deep into the set Everest started to grow on me. Everest seems to be pioneering their own sound with flashes of blues, folk, indie, pop and groove that sets forth a sprightly feeling to the ear drum.
Then came the heavy Minus The Bear, who probably had the best setlist I've heard at a live show. Thinking they would deviate from playing a hefty chunk of songs from their new album "Omni" since it just dropped a little less than two weeks ago, the band did the exact opposite along with a good mix of tracks from "Planet Of Ice" and "Menos El Oso" albums as well, along with the band loving Dallas so much to play a handle full of encore songs due to the DFW showing a slew of love. All in All, all the three bands turned out a completely flawless show...proper.

Check some rawness from the show & more at Thetunnelvision Youtube Channel.

Young The Giant: Cough Syrup

Everest: "Let Go" x "Keeping The Score"

Minus The Bear: "Knights" x "My Time" x "Secret Country" x "Dayglow Vista Road" x "Into The Mirror"

Be sure to cop new ablums: Minus The Bear "Omni" x Everest "On Approach" and look for Young The Giant's new drop out soon.

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TiRon x "60901"

Please excuse the lateness, the exams and work caught up with me for a good two weeks, but anyhow the homie TiRon dropped a new joint "60901" prod. by Oddisee last week. West coast /Mid-west music has been smmmmashhing the rest for awhile now, and this is most definitely why. Be on the look for TiRon's upcoming work "MSTRD", which is the follow up to his "Ketchup" banger....get familiar.

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BrandUn Deshay x "Leave Me Be"

BrandUn Deshay leaked his first track "Leave Me Be" off his highly anticipated album "Volume: Three! To Get Ready" ft. heavies like Dom Kennedy, TiRon, Cassie Veggies, Charles Hamilton, Overdoz and more, but has pushed back the drop date to next Thursday - May 20, 2010. Deshay wants his work to be on point - as it usually is - and not rush the drop, so until next week he plans to leak a couple more tracks for the album to get the people hyped. Pleased to see he has some decent artwork to match his incredible talent for this album since the past artwork has been lacking.

Listen to BrandUn Deshay - "Leave Me Be" here.

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Adikt Footwear x Tee Sale

Adikt is hookin' up the DF.Dub with a dope buy one get the second 1/2 off sale on tees, which ends today May 15. So take advantage and get right for the sunny days and heat waves that are about to bless this beautiful city we call Dallas. Also, Adikt was nominated "Best Sneaker Shop" in Dallas, so go ahead and vote for the store keepin' you clean here.

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Asher Roth x "Muddy Swim Trunks" Video

Ash Roth dropped a his official video for "Muddy Swim Trunks" yesterday. I know I know I'm a bit late with this, but the grind never stops yafigadealme? The hip-hop heads know Ash Roth can spit, but for those who think dude is just a one-hitter with his single "I Love College", please believe dude is truth and re-listen to his "Asleep In The Bread Aisle" LP. Ash Roth is far from a non-substance MC, but his hip-hop roots haven't fully shined through the media. Roth decided awhile back to get back to the rap, and let his style shine by getting back to his raw state while sticking to his "have fun/out in left field", style. If you haven't checked his last mixtape "Seared Foie Gras with Quincy x Cranberry"...get familiar.

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J.Mack x Paeme x First Initial Last Name Mixtape

Yaass kiddies, J.Mack has given the people a dose of dopeness with his newest mixtape "First Initial Last Name" presented by Paeme, but I wouldn't call it a mixtape because dude goes in for real. J.Mack is representing the DFW and doing it right by not only serving up some bangers, but also gettin' back to the basics...the lyrics man....PROPER. Support good x Dallas music and download J.Mack's new drop "First Initial Last Name," and check out the rest of Paeme's artists/works here.

Art Conspiracy 2010 x Dallas

The Art-Con is gearing up for its 2010 showing of local artists x musicians to support, well...other local artists and musicians. This non-profit event allows artists to create an original piece of work on an 18x18 panel the day before the show and auction them off on show day at a min. $20 while local musicians hit the stage and provide the sounds. After all is said and done, all proceeds will be donated to local Dallas charities selected by the Art-Con committee.

The Art-Con committee has decided to extend the deadline for artists x musicians to May 28, 2010, so if you want to hop on the Art-Con crew and shine your talents for the 2010 event, you best get on it and email: application@artconspiracy.org

This is definitely a dope event were artists (you), musicians (you), and members of our community (you) can get together and enjoy life while giving back to the D.F.Dub.

Date for Art-Con 2010 coming soon.

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Theo Martins - YCDTOTV x Theophilus London - I Want You

I'm extra late with this, but here are two Theo's you should get familiar with ASAP.

Theophilus London x I Want You Mixtape:

Theophilus London dropped his latest work "I Want You" last week, which was inspired by Marvin Gaye with some Euro/LA flavor to it. Mr. London is ahead of the game with his style, and quite frankly I haven't heard anything like it - that is, an artist doing this multi-genre of music justice. Mixing UK indie, Soul, R&B, LA/Euro electrogroove sets him apart from the rest...and I can rock wit it.

Rhode Island native, MC x DJ Theo Martins is keepin' it real with his style. Nothing less then progressive hip-hop done proper with some soul mixed into it. Compared to his electro-hop mixtape "Channel Surfin'", his newest work "You Can't Do That On TV" definitely shows the more soulful/progressive/new wave hip-hop with a legit raw feel to it...kinda reminds me of Ken Starr mixed with Lupe, but I don't like to label artists...so he's simply Theo Martins...dope.

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Sour Grapes x Bansky Film x Angelika Theater x GATW

With great anticipation and review, Banksy's new film "Exit Through The Gift Shop" will finally hit Dallas for its first showing in the metroplex at the Angelika Theater - presented by Gordon and The Whale (GATW). GATW also plans on hosting a little Q & A after the movie with the Sour Grapes crew to talk about how graffiti has changed over the past years and how important it is to today's generation. This event will definitely be dope; the Sour Grapes are doing the metroplex proper, so be sure to show some love.

GATW wants to hook you and yours up by throwing a free pass to the film as well. Just go here, print out the page, and enjoy...just be sure to show up early because the pass doesn't guarantee you'll be able to post inside!

Check some recent work by the Sour Grapes crew around the DFW -photo via Centre:

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Relfection Eternal x Minus The Bear Tours @ Granada

Reflection Eternal - Hi-Tek & Talib Kweli - will be hitting the Granada Theater May 13, 2010 for their Revolutions Per Minute tour. With a new album "Revolutions Per Minute" on the horizon and set for a May 18 drop, this will def. be a good look for Kweli & Hi-Tek heads to get a dose of dopeness for what's to come on the album, and hopefully they will bring a surprise guest - as the did with J.Cole on their Cinni/Rutger stops. Reflection Eternal's new album "Revolutions Per Minute" drops May 18, 2010. Tickets $30

Progressive-Indie band Minus The Bear will also be hitting the Granada on May 15, 2010 for their promo tour of the new album "Omni." The band mixes deep funk grooves, electro-pop and rock on their new album and really wanted to grasp that "live" feel their shows depict; and scratch out the overdubs in studio recordings as much as possible during the recording of the album. Minus The Bear's new album "Omni" drops May 4, 2010. Tickets: $18

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Big Sean x Drake: "Made"

Big Sean leaked his second single "Made" feat. Drake, which is set to have a spot on his upcoming official freshman album "Finally Famous." The LP is set for a 2010 drop, and will be host to producers including: Kanye West, No I.D., and The Neptunes; along with artists Pharrell, The Dream, Drake and more.