10.20.2010 | Note To Readers

Student loans are whack, but since we have them, we will be taking a little vacation to ensure we get them grades, and a phat grad present.  This vacation will be filled with delicious books, mid-terms x studying for upcoming finals.  We will be back October 29, 2010. 

Truly Yours,
TTV Crew

Nike Challenger Black/Nano Grey 2010

Nike Sportswear releases the classic late 1970s trainer in a new Black/Nano Grey-White color-way to the collection this Fall/Winter.  The Nike Challenger features a suede toe and heel, nylon mid, mesh upper x leather accents.

Retails: 97.50 Euro (roughly $135 USD)

Purchase the Nike Challenger: Sneakersnstuff

Kidrobot x The Simpsons Mini-Series 2 Collection

Kidrobot x Matt Groening collab again on the new mini-series of The Simpsons Edition for collections to add to the shrine. The vinyl collection includes 25 pieces x is available Oct. 28, 2010 for around $10 at kidrobot.com, Kidrobot stores x Kidrobot retailers.

Iphone Juice Air Pack by Mophie

For Iphone users always on the go, car charges don't always stand up to the challenge of keeping your phone powered up, so has Mophie designed a dope Iphone 4 case, which enables users to keep their Apple product protected with a hard-shell case, while doubling the power of the battery life.

The Mophie Juice Air Pack includes a built-in battery which allows you up to an additional 6 hours on 3G, 12 hours on 2G, of Talk Time; an additional 36 hours of audio playback, and an additional 9 hours video playback.  The Mophie Juice Air Pack also comes with an Acoustic Sound Enhancer, which provides a fuller x richer speaker for the iphone.

Retails: $80

Via - Freshness

Rhymefest | Strange Fruit Project x More at The Boiler Room 10.16.2010

Rhymefest, Strange Fruit Project x More | The Boiler Room | Saturday, Oct. 16 2010 | 8:30pm

Vigilante Music, Cool Beings, 26 Hip-Hop x E3000 host Rhymefest x Texas natives Strange Fruit Project, DJ Sober, Dem Douthern Folkz, and more at The Boiler Room this Saturday.  

Tickets: $15

Doors open at 8:30pm

The Boiler Room | 2723 Elm Street | Dallas, Texas

Billionaire Boys Club - Nothings

BBC is releasing their Season 11 Nothings next Friday (10.22.2010), which feature an all canvas frame with a rubber sole x "shadow B" logo on the heel.  Pre-orders are running now for these exclusive kicks.

Retail: $155

Buy at bbciceceam.com

2010 BET Music Award Cyphers

G.O.O.D. Music Cypher - Kanye West, Pusha T, Common, Big Sean x CyHi Da Prynce

Zawcain, Micky Factz x Reek Da Villian

Raekwon, Yelawolf, Wiz Khalifa, Bones Brigante

Ice Cube with Sons OMG x Doughboy x Rev Run with Sons Diggy Simmons x JoJo

Tyga, Royce Da 5'9, Kuniva x Diamond

KiD CuDi - Erase Me Ft. Kanye West Official Video

KiD CuDi transforms from modern day hippie to old school hippie with Clark Duke, Christopher Mintz-Plasse (McLovin') x 'Ye in his new video for Erase Me off upcoming album "Man on the Moon II: Legend of Mr. Rager."

Valor Milliardo - Live Lavish or Don't Live at All Mixtape

Coming across a track dubbed "International V" over a year ago by a mysterious artists my boy in New Orleans put us on, V to the a l-o-r rang out loud during the lyrics as this luchini dreamer flowed over some heavy, self-made production.  Here we are a year later, to get you up on one of our favorite upcoming artists Valor Milliardo. Definitely glad to see the homie Valor's progression through the past year as this MC/Producer just dropped his latest work "Live Lavish or Don't Live at All."

Interview with the "Young Connoisseur" Valor coming soon.

Listen x Download: Valor Milliardo - Live Lavish or Don't Live at All

<a href="http://valormilliardo.bandcamp.com/track/extraordinary">Extraordinary by Valor Milliardo</a>

Valor Milliardo On: Myspace | Bandcamp | Twitter | Facebook

Nerdy Fresh Fall Release Party at Centre

Nerdy Fresh x Love.Supreme.Dream Fall Release Party | Centre | 10.16.2010 | 6pm-8pm

Catch Dallas local brand Nerdy Fresh unveil their fall 2010 line x the fam from Love.Supreme.Dream's new line of accessories this Saturday at Centre. Good food, good people...proper.

Centre | 5331 Mockingbird | Dallas, Tx

New Music: Curren$y - Michael Knight

Curren$y released new single "Michael Knight" off upcoming album "Pilot Talk 2" due for a November 16, 2010 drop.

Unkommon Kolor x Centre End of Summer Games | 10.9.2010

Local Dallas brand Unkommon Kolor is hosting a little soiree at Centre for their new Season 2 drop, and to liven up the party, Unkommon Kolor rentend out space to host a dope beer pong tourney for those who are of age. So get some shopping cash x your drinking crews and enjoy life at Centre with Unkommon Kolor this Saturday.

Centre | 5331 Mockingbird | Dallas, TX 75206 | (877) 799-0844

Interview with Zul of Induce Wear

With success out in NYC, Zul - creator x designer - of Induce Wear is expanding his brand in his native state of Dallas, Tx.  With an emphasis on originality, Induce Wear delivers creative clothing for men x women that caters to any style.

TTV: What up Zul, Thanks for taking the time and linking up with us. So how did Induce start and what inspire you to birth the brand?

Induce Wear: "Anytime, well I came up with the idea of Induce clothing during the election in 2008. It was a very tense time for me, and a lot of other people, and I needed to do something to express what I was feeling at the moment. Something to move society in a totally different direction from materialism and the lack of creativity in mainstream culture."

TTV: What is the meaning behind the name "Induce”?

Induce Wear: "Induce by definition means to persuade or influence and that is what I set my goal to be with each of my designs. To provoke some type of thought process or feeling that any great piece of art conveys versus just printing mindless imagery."

TTV: Any inspirational figures to you in the fashion game?

Induce Wear: "Not too many to tell you the truth, but I have always been a fan of Shepard Fairey."

TTV: How would you classify the style of your brand? Fitted Streetwear, or Indie fit?

Induce Wear: "Streetwear, but more like street art, because most great artists started off selling and displaying their works in the street, whether on canvas or on the side of a building. As far as the fit, we print pretty much everything on American Apparel so I guess that speaks for itself."

TTV: Any musical or other artistic inspiration in the creative design process?

Induce Wear: "Some, but mostly people I have encountered or my personal experiences to tell ya the truth. Oh yeah, and the erb."

TTV: Hahah very nice, what kind of products do you guys offer? (Tees, fitteds, accessories, etc.)

Induce Wear: "In addition to tees, we offer Hoodies, girls’ tanks and dresses, Tote bags and backpacks and in the near future a full line of badass eyewear."

TTV: Is there a theme for the Fall/Winter 2010 Line x what can we expect from it?

Induce Wear: "Not really, but I am releasing a tee called “Rapping about…” that I hope will spark a change in Hip-Hop culture as well as a few other designs that I have been working on."

TTV: When x where can people cop Induce?

Induce Wear: "Besides online on my website, www.inducewear.com, All the Right and All Star Players in Queens, NY."

TTV: How do you see Induce evolving in the future?

Induce Wear: "I see myself leaning toward more illustrations and continuing to do my style."

Buy Induce Clothing at: 

New Music: N.E.R.D. - "Hypnotize U" x "I Seen The Light"

N.E.R.D. released two tracks "Hypnotize U" - produced by Daft Punk - x "I Seen The Light" off upcoming album "Nothing."  Keep a look for the November, 2 drop of N.E.R.D.'s fourth album "Nothing."

Download: N.E.R.D. - "Hypnotize U" prod. by Daft Punk

N.E.R.D. - "I Seen The Light" Live

Shwood Ashland Sunglasses

Always on the prowl for some frames, Shwood Sunglasses definitely catches the eye with their bench-made frames using nothing but natural wood that makes for an amazingly produced piece of wearable art - again we are suckers for the "less is more" mentality. Shwood has an interesting story behind the brand as they try to keep their products minimal, natural and unique, which sets Shwood in a class of their own as an affordable brand with a slew of individualism rooted into their products.

Shwood Ashland Sunglasses: $115

East Indian Rosewood Aviator frame w/ polarized lens (Optional)

Available Now at: Shwood

New Music: J.Cole - Relaxation Ft. Omen x Fashawn

Our generation bringin' that rawness back to life. Less hook, more rhymes plain and simple.

Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Premium

Nike is releasing a new color-way of the SB model Zoom Stefan Janoski this month.  Perfect for the upcoming season, the Nike SB Zoon Stefan Janoski color-way features a rustic, black leather with a distressed look, white vulcanized rubber sole, and comes fitted with black, and or white laces.

The Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski is available this month at select dealers and Kasina

Unkommon Kolor Season 2 Release

If you AIN'T know, Dallas brand Unkommon Kolor released their season 2 line earlier this week, which is flooded with dopeness, so go ahead and rummage around through their store, support this dope-ass brand, and cop.

The Niceguys Present "The Show"

Providing musicality at it's finest the quartetto out of DFW - now local residents of Houston - The Niceguys debut their album "The Show."  Some cats in Houston have been mentioning The Niceguys to us lately, and recently put us up on these lads.

Giving you Soul, Hip-Hop, Jazz, R&B, with a little rock influence, The Niceguys latest album will be sure to keep that head nodding through this 14 track project of nothing but feel good joints.

Download: The Niceguys - "The Show"