Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Kanye West has finally released the video treatment for his standout track "All Of The Lights". Once again teaming up with video producer extraordinaire Hype Williams, West has another incredible visual under his belt. Keeping true to its title, All Of The Lights is colorful yet raw and highly fashionable (as if we expected anything less). The video also features cameos by Kid Cudi and Rihanna. Enjoy.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
This is one of my favorite songs of all time. It saved me from a horrible start to the day so I thought it might save someone else. Furthermore, Q-Tip/Ali Shaheed/J-Dilla "The Ummah" equals greatness.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Aston Martin gives us a glimpse at the new four door Rapide. This is part three of a video series that features Swizz Beatz. Incredibly fresh car! Definitely on some James Bond ish...
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Nike continues to grow more and more creative with their ad campaign's. A few months back we featured the "Boom Campaign Commercial" starring Rick Ross which was pretty fresh. However, it pails in comparison to the Robert Rodriguez directed "The Black Mamba" featuring Kobe Bryant. The first trailer from this campaign features the 70's style cinematic visuals Rodriguez has popularized with numerous films, the latest being "Machete" (a few actors from the film actually appear in this clip). Check out Kobe (rockin' his custom Nike Destroyer jacket) in his latest endeavor with longtime collaborator Nike Sportswear.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Now available at Titolo.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
If you grew up in the 80's or 90's and love hip hop you know a thing or two about mixtapes. No not mix-cds but cassette tapes. Nas recently sat down with TDK to discuss his love for mixtapes, cassettes, and how music influenced his life growing up in the Queensbridge housing projects.
I remember these days. We created and dubbed tapes daily. Memories...
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I think its safe to say we all love NYC. Videography Mindrelic loves the city so much he put together an incredible video paying tribute to NYC and some of its most notable sights. The visual effects in this video are extremely well done. Check it out.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Raekwon gave us the best Wu album in years when he dropped OB4CL2 last year. He is slatted to release Shaolin vs. Wu Tang later this year which promises to be dope as well. In this edition of Sample Sessions we'll take it back to Rae's debut album OB4CL.
I think we all recognize the vocal samples in the intro from Scarface. The musical sample comes from a Harlem-based R&B group called Black Ivory. The song is called "I Keep Asking You Questions". Check it out.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
As announced earlier today via my twitter page the Weekend Jam is no more. That being said, I present to you something new. We call it "Sample Sessions". We are big music junkies at Kirin so enjoying music isn't enough, we want to unearth its origin. So we will use this forum to bring you some of our favorite songs and the record it sampled. Got it? Good.
First up is a new joint by Kanye West/Jay-Z & La Roux entitled 'That's My Bitch". This song boast a dope drum pattern featured in an oldie by Afro-Rock band Assagai called "Telephone Girl". Producer Q-Tip masterfully manipulated this sample to create something fresh for two of hip hops best. Check it out.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The new Air Royal colorway keeps it basic yet sleek with rich black leather, vibrant blue accents on the laces, heel, and tongue. Also noticeable are the silver outdoor eyelets. For a shoe with such high expectations the Air Royal knocked it out of the park with this one. Available now at Cali Roots.
Streetwear heavyweight LRG waste no time giving us a preview of their 2011 spring collection. In their latest video lookbook they display a more basic, stripped down style of outerwear pieces, knits, and of course the tees and denim that we have come accustomed to. The video is shot in beautiful San Juan Island, Washington. Check it out.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
"Excellence is being able to perform at a higher level over and over again." This is Jay-Z's first statement as the featured guest on Oprah's new series "Master Class". In this day & time where achievement is so misconstrued Hov's words couldn't be more timely.
This program on Oprah's new network was created to share the stories of the "masters" in hopes to inspire through their successes, failures, and life lessons. Check out what Brooklyn's Finest had to say. Very inspirational...