Recently the big homie DJ Shakim reached out too me about being apart of this record he was working on with Spectac for thier new album “For The People.” As soon as I heard the beat I was down. The track ended up turning into a mega posse cut featuring emcee’s Skyzoo, Warren Wint, and Sha Stimuli. Shakim is on the boards and what you get is a nice classic Hip Hop track that’s sure to keep your head nodding. Check it out.
Atlanta based Hip Hop artist Spectac hits us with his second official full-length release on HiPNOTT Records, returning after an almost 3 year hiatus. For his return, the “Almost Famous” veteran emcee has enlisted the help of long-time friend, producer and deejay, Shakim. Together the duo brings us their first release titled For the People on February 19th.
Long-time Spectac fans can look forward to a more aggressive Spectac as he tackles recent issues surrounding politics, relationships, and other relevant subject matter. Production-wise, For The People is producer Shakim’s first official effort… though it would be hard to tell as the veteran deejay has a keen ear for soulful samples and displays impeccable drum work.
The first single, “Moment Of Truth” is a symphony style posse cut that features underground stalwarts Skyzoo, Warren Wint, Sha Stimuli and Senor Kaos. Producer Shakim ups the ante on a funky loop allowing each emcee a chance to spit lyrical darts. Pre-orders for the album, For the People, are now available on iTunes and Compact Disc.
Shouts to everybody who’s been supporting this record heavy so far. DJ Mars, DJ Eclipse WNYU, and all the blogs that have showed this track some love. Thanks. Be on the lookout for the album “For The People” dropping Feb. 19th!!!
If you’re in ATL you know it’s Falcons Fever right now. I haven’t seen it like this since the late 90′s when the term “Dirty Bird” was created with a matching dance, and the Falcons went to the Superbowl in 99. It’s been a GREAT season for the Falcons, I’ve been blessed to catch some games live at the Dome. Even though the Falcons made it this far, the hate is at an ALL-TIME high. “Oh there just lucky,” I keep hearing. Well if that’s the case… May they continue to be “lucky” all the way to the Superbowl in New Orleans.
Even the otter’s at the GA Aquarium know what time it is… check it out.
As the Atlanta Falcons go to the NFC Championship, Georgia Aquarium has found some “otterly” excited fans who have been working on their football skills.. Check out how our marine team is getting in the football spirit!www.georgiaaquarium.org
If you don’t believe the otters, let Sam Jack tell you what time it is…. RISE UP!!!
It’s not enough to just have the kicks anymore, now it’s about “what can I rock to match my kicks?” Enter Rare Addiction, your new supplier for limited edition goods to help maintain your fresh code. R.A. recently teamed up with designer El Cappy to release a cork inspired hat that matches very freshly with the Lebron X “Corks” that will be releasing next month. This piece is only available at Rare Addiction’s online store, so I suggest placing your order now, cause this is sure to be selling out soon.
About Rare Addiction:
Rare Addiction Manufacturing Co. is an authentic lifestyle accessory company that creates
limited-edition items for clients that appreciate its keen attention to details. Currently, the
company debuts a select number of rare and limited items every month for their eager
international fan base.
If there’s one thing I don’t mind seeing in my e-mail inbox, it’s a new track from Black Thought. Well… This joint isn’t exactly a track, more like a freestyle loose verse over Nas’ “N.Y. State Of Mind.” Thought gets busy as usual, and shows you all how to kill a mockingbird. Check it out for yourself.
According to OKP this is from an upcoming J.Period mixtape in conjunction with a novel titled “Rage Is Back”
Back in the early 2000′s Nike would design a special Air Force One Low for Black History Month. The shoe would not be sold at retail and instead be given out to selected African American community leaders, tastemakers, influencers, etc. Starting the 2010 the BHM AF1 was made available in limited quantities at retail and starting in 2011 Nike started paying tribute to Black History Month with an entire collection of footwear and apparel. Proceeds from the sale of the items are given to the U.S. Big Brothers, Big Sisters program.
Nike just released info on the 2013 BHM collection. The mantra this year is “Be Bold, Be True – Rebel With A Cause.” 3 athletes we’re selected for their role as a rebel/game changer but also for their great work in the community off the court/field. Check out more information below, the collection will be released in limited quantities on Saturday, January 26th, 2013.
Black History Month represents many things: civic leadership, social stewardship, community activation and much more.
Nike recognizes the importance of this meaningful month with not only a product collection, but a larger recognition of the power of sports to impact society. The 2013 Nike Black History Month Collection mantra “Be Bold. Be True.” celebrates three athletes who are fearless in action and fueled by a purpose.
Consisting of seven shoes, two T-shirts, a Destroyer jacket, Nike Elite socks and a 5-panel hat, the 2013 Nike BHM Collection will debut beginning January 26. A consistent design aesthetic weaves through each product in the collection, with a color palette including black, grey and brown highlighted in orange. The color orange is particularly meaningful with its bold hue and tie to Nike’s DNA since its 1972 inception.
Now more than ever, athletes at all levels have a unique ability to extend their voice beyond sports. Soccer superstar Didier Drogba, tennis legend Serena Williams and basketball phenom Kevin Durant provide creative inspiration for the product collection based on their commitment to giving back to their communities.
All three athletes are celebrated in this year’s collection; each has an individual logo. Drogba’s is a light bulb morphed with a soccer ball, representing his ongoing involvement in bringing solar light bulbs to impoverished areas in Africa. Williams’ icon consists of a tennis ball emanating with lightning bolts, showing how she empowers young women, especially through the secondary school she helped build in Kenya. Durant’s icon represents the hopes and dreams of young athletes, with a basketball hoop merging with a cloud formation, a nod to the support he has given to his hometown recreation center in Seat Pleasant, Maryland, a place he attributes for helping him realize his own dreams. The three icons are infused into a distinct Nike BHM print pattern that appears throughout the collection.
The collection is a dual effort between Nike Sportswear lifestyle product and Nike Basketball performance product. Nike Sportswear BHM shoes include the Nike Lunar Force 1, Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite Hi, Nike Dunk Sky Hi and Nike Air Force 1 Downtown. Nike Basketball shoes complete the BHM collection with special versions of the KD V, LEBRON X and KOBE 8 SYSTEM; all three featuring black, grey and orange with the signature Nike BHM print. These signature shoes will debut on court during pro basketball’s Martin Luther King Jr. tribute day on Monday, January 21 .
In keeping with a tradition of honoring organizations that give back and inspire youth, NIKE, Inc. will make a financial contribution to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America with proceeds from the Nike BHM Collection.
I’m loving the AF1 Foams, the Lunar AF1 lows, all the Bball kicks look fresh. Also the 5 panel hat, and the destroyer jacket are super fresh. What’s your favorites?
This is the hottest new joint coming outta ATL. Wavy Robo Cop as Blacula!!! “Interview with a Vampire”
Vampire Rap, remember you heard it here first. U George is back with one of his altered ego’s, Wavy Robo Cop from the Killa Whales. We will be showcasing each altered ego in up coming projects so stay tuned. U George is also part member of SoundSci, which video will be dropping early 2013. Interview with a Vampire was produced by K Dubble and Written, Directed & Edited by Rick Foy from Dvid Films. Actress Model is Qiana Nichol.
This might be the BEST thing I’ve seen so far in the new year. HA. Shouts to the homie U George and Rick Foy (DVID Films). Check it out, and let us know what you think?
On New Year’s Eve Nike dropped the Air Max OG pack which included the Air Max 90 (Infared), Air Max 95, Air Max 1, and Air Max 97 all in original color ways.
Less than a month later, the OG pack get’s a remix. This time we get the same classic silhouettes but with updated mesh, called “Engineered Mesh.” Read below for more details.
The Nike Air Max 1, 90, 95, and 97 are some of the most pined-after silhouettes that Nike has to offer. One would be hard pressed not to find a pair roaming the streets in major cities all over the world — whether they’re tied tightly to carry someone to a new PR or loosely laced under a pair of jeans. The Nike Air Max line redefined and transcended the look of sport to become a cultural movement. So when Nike designers started discussing ways to reinvent these iconic models, they didn’t take it lightly. How to re-imagine these classics while staying true to the sneakers’ timeless style?
Enter Nike Engineered Mesh: new proprietary mesh patterns that enhance the functionality while retaining the overall look of the original models. It enables both tight and loose perforation patterns to replace traditional color blocking, gradients and overlay placement. Originally used in performance running footwear, the varying perf patterns allow for “zoned” contruction: Tighter patterns are placed where durability is paramount while looser patterns are used where breathability reigns supreme. The result is a more breathable, flexible and durable Air Max family — lighter and leaner than ever.
The Engineered Mesh Air Max collection will be available beginning January 2013.
Update: The Air Max EM Pack drops on Jan 17th, 2013.
With a new year comes some new… News. You can finally hear Señor Kaos on Pandora radio. Select tracks from “The Kaos Effect” LP are available in their system now. If Pandora is not your thing, you can also check me out on Spotify and of course if you like what you hear you can purchase the album via I-Tunes & SenorKaos.com
This here is a true tragedy. Just before Christmas and on the last day of school before Xmas break 14 year old Paul Sampleton was murdered inside his own home. The motive… his sneakers?! From what I understand this young man arrives home after school and cats are inside his house waiting on him. They tie him up in the kitchen, murder him, and then take his sneakers.
This is just sick! Dudes are going to new levels for satisfy their thirst for sneakers and it’s truly getting outta hand.
What also make’s me disappointed is little to none of the major sneaker blogs / websites are covering this story or offering to help find the killers who did this. This could of easily been me or one of my friends, so it hits close to home.
Just want to say Rest In Peace to Paul Sampleton and The Kaos Effect sends our prayers to his family. We hope the person (people) who did this are found and they get the Sam Jack “A Time To Kill” treatment.
I’ve been jamming to this track every day since I first heard it a few weeks ago. I knew it was only a matter of time before they hit us with a video. It feels like we haven’t had a A-Town anthem in a minute. When the Falcons make the Superbowl this year this is what I want to hear them run out of the tunnel too.
This track is taken from Big Boi’s new album Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors In Stores Now.
T.I. SNAPS on this joint like an alligator who hasn’t eaten in 3 weeks.