Who created urban culture? Who created urban culture?
March 19, 2007 – 12:20 pm | 3 Comments

We came across an interesting article by former One World magazine editor John Pasmore, defining the main power players in the creation of urban culture.
The top five were:
1. Russell Simmons

Mr. Simmons created the culture or …

All around the world with Rocawear’s Limited Edition hoodie All around the world with Rocawear’s Limited Edition hoodie
March 19, 2007 – 11:57 am | One Comment

In 2006, rap superstar Jay-Z travelled to every corner of the world, noting his experience in Africa was particularly life-changing.
To celebrate his worldwide success, Rocawear have released the very Limited Edition Global Map Hoodie.
The Global …

Get live with Live Mechanics Get live with Live Mechanics
March 18, 2007 – 2:55 pm | 3 Comments

If you’re still caught up in the hoodie craze, make sure you check out these latest offerings from Live Mechanics.

Big Youth hoodie

Society hoodie

Random House/Villard to release “epic” hip-hop book Random House/Villard to release “epic” hip-hop book
March 16, 2007 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

Hip-hop fans, mark your calendars for the June 12 release of Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies (Random House/Villard) by veteran music journalist Brian Coleman.
Presenting never-before-told, behind-the-scenes histories ranging from De La Soul’s …

Upper Playground and FIFTY24SF Gallery present Lettus Bee Upper Playground and FIFTY24SF Gallery present Lettus Bee
March 15, 2007 – 3:53 pm | One Comment

FIFTY24SF in association with Upper Playground deliver a grown up toy that’s sure to sell fast.
Lettus Bee is the novelty icon of the Wrench Pilot comic series from Transworld Skateboarding magazine.
The toy shows Lettus Bee …

Celebrity females show Luxirie love Celebrity females show Luxirie love
March 15, 2007 – 3:41 pm | 4 Comments

A number of female celebrities have been seen rocking LRG’s women’s line, Luxurie, in recent times.
Here’s BET’s 106 & Park co-host Rocsi in Luxirie’s Mash It Up hoodie:

And the ever popular video vixen/TV host Melyssa …

Have you heard about aka Stash House? Have you heard about aka Stash House?
March 15, 2007 – 11:04 am | 7 Comments

On his breakthrough hit “We Fly High,” Jim Jones professed to know a thing or two about what it takes to stay ballin’.
As the “capo” of Harlem rap crew Dipset, Jones is now lending his …

Undercrwn releases tribute to Biggie Smalls Undercrwn releases tribute to Biggie Smalls
March 15, 2007 – 10:24 am | 6 Comments

Los Angeles based streetwear brand Undercrwn have released their Spring collection with some seriously fresh pieces.
As you can see below, the “Bed-Stuy Bandit” jerseys and track jackets are definitely items to keep an eye out …

Wednesday’s Style Award goes to… Wednesday’s Style Award goes to…
March 14, 2007 – 11:11 am | 2 Comments

None other than fitness guru Richard Simmons!
Check out those candy-striped lycra shorts and that Swarovski crystal covered tank top!
We still haven’t figured out what sign he’s throwing up – perhaps it’s a secret gang …

What’s the hottest brand right now? What’s the hottest brand right now?
March 14, 2007 – 10:17 am | 29 Comments

Hoodie by Parish
“Urban” fashion can be a fickle business.
One minute a brand can be the hottest thing on the streets, the next minute even your grandpa wouldn’t be caught dead wearing it.
The most popular brands …

Louis Vuitton produces the world’s most expensive bags Louis Vuitton produces the world’s most expensive bags
March 13, 2007 – 3:38 pm | 12 Comments

As we all know, money doesn’t always buy taste.
With that notion in mind, we’ve come across the world’s most expensive bags from Louis Vuitton.
They both cost between – wait for it – US$38,000 and US$42,000.
They’re …

Lauren London starts shooting “This Christmas” with Chris Brown and more Lauren London starts shooting “This Christmas” with Chris Brown and more
March 13, 2007 – 11:13 am | 4 Comments

ATL star Lauren London is currently filming This Christmas, a film about a family coming together for the first time in four years to celebrate (you guessed it!) Christmas.
It will be London’s second film role, …

Is R. Kelly ever going to trial? Is R. Kelly ever going to trial?
March 13, 2007 – 10:14 am | 4 Comments

As seen from his current hit with Young Jeezy, R&B superstar R. Kelly is a “go getta” indeed.
So much so it doesn’t appear his butt will be facing a courtroom anytime soon on charges of …

Avirex spokesperson Paul Wall stays grindin’ with albums, tours and more Avirex spokesperson Paul Wall stays grindin’ with albums, tours and more
March 12, 2007 – 2:00 pm | 3 Comments

Texas rapper Paul Wall is going to be a busy man over the next few months.
The current Avirex spokesperson, also known as “The People’s Champ,” is set to release his anticipated second album, Get Money …

Coloring books for the hip-hop generation Coloring books for the hip-hop generation
March 12, 2007 – 11:28 am | 8 Comments

According to The Sun, furious parents in the UK are demanding a coloring book for kids showing rappers in various violent poses should be taken off the shelves.
One page features 50 Cent brandishing a gun …

2007 Zoo York Spring Break Tour 2007 Zoo York Spring Break Tour
March 9, 2007 – 4:40 pm | One Comment

Following in the hallowed tradition of college students far and wide, the Zoo Crew is packing its bags and heading down to the Sunshine State for the first-ever Z.Y. Spring Break Tour.
From March 16 – …

Today marks the ten year anniversary of Notorious BIG’s death Today marks the ten year anniversary of Notorious BIG’s death
March 9, 2007 – 3:24 pm | 5 Comments

Make sure you’re bumpin’ Ready To Die or Life After Death on your iPod or if you’re a younger person and can’t remember the man, head out and grab yourself a copy of the new …

New Era drops new fitteds for St. Patrick’s Day New Era drops new fitteds for St. Patrick’s Day
March 9, 2007 – 1:34 pm | 4 Comments

New Era’s new green-themed fitteds come just in time to kick off your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Art imitates life at the Def Jam Icon game launch Art imitates life at the Def Jam Icon game launch
March 8, 2007 – 3:29 pm | One Comment

Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons with Redman
The stars came out last night in New York City to celebrate the release of the new game Def Jam Icon.
Each a unique character in the …

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony set to drop seventh album, Strength and Loyalty Bone Thugs-N-Harmony set to drop seventh album, Strength and Loyalty
March 8, 2007 – 12:22 pm | 4 Comments

For every wack hip-hop album, there’s always something blazin’ on offer. Enter new music from rap innovators Bone Thug-N-Harmony.
They may have been out of the limelight for a minute, but the group intend to remind …

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