The Design Exchange is located in Toronto, Canada and is a non-profit museum. In an effort to shed some light on the vinyl toy scene, they are partnering with Pharrell Williams, to do an exhibit focused on the art behind vinyl toys. Pharrell is known for his support and participation with the vinyl toy scene and will be co-curating the event as well as displaying some of his pieces. To help fund the exhibition DX has started Kickstarter campaign. Some participants in the campaign will receive custom Munny pieces which will be customized using paintball guns by people who visit the exhibit. A few of the artists who’s pieces will be on display are KAWS, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, FriendsWithYou, Huck Gee, Coarse, Frank Kozik, Misaki Kawai, Doma, Bill McMullen as well as many many more.
It’s been rumored for some time about Nike and Diamond Supply Co. working on a new project. Honestly, I was hoping they could come up with something else than this, which is what I figured it was going to be all along. Easily one of the biggest hyped up Nike releases in recent times, the Tiffany lows are the Holy Grail for most shoe collectors. And while this release in a hi-top version is definitely a great looking shoe and is sure to sell tons, it comes across as lazy and an attempt to just cash in. I was honestly hoping the buzz floating around lately would have been false, but it appears to be accurate.
Jenko & Schmidt are back, this time with O’Shea Jackson and they are getting white boy wasted…..looks pretty funny though…
The Dead Weather is Jack White (White Stripes & The Raconteurs, Alison Mosshart (The Kills), Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs), and Sean Fertita (Queens Of The Stone Age). Rumor has it that their third studio album will be released sometime in 2015 according to Jack White. So in the mean time, Third Man Records released “Open Up (That’s Enough)” as a part of it’s vault collection to hold fans over.
New video from SGT Over for “Better Than A Rapper” off his forthcoming Big Music album dropping first quarter 2014.
Sarge reaches out to Reks to help drive home the concept on “Better Than A Rapper”. Produced by The Cratez, the track is dedicated to the brothers and sisters out there grinding from nine-to-five; the forgotten ones who put in the “real work” and make keeping food on the table, and a roof over there families heads as their only priorities in life.
“Better Than A Rapper” is the lead-single from Sarge’s upcoming, “Big Music,” LP which will be dropping in early 2014 and will also feature Termanology, Ras Kass, Lil Fame, Sean Price, Ransom and Tash. Be on the lookout for the “Better Than A Rapper” video which will be released in the next few weeks.
The B.U.M.S. or Brothas Unda Madness was a group out of Oakland, California. Evocalist and D. Wize’s 1995 release Lyfe-N-Tyme, was incredible. Supported and Executive Produced by Sway & King Tech, the group might go against what you know about Bay Area rap music, unless of course you understand that the Bay is a serious pool of talented musician. Unfortunately Priority Records did not give it the push it deserved and it would serve as the only release from duo. “Elevation” produced by Joe Quixx (Oakland Faders), the original DJ for Sway and Tech’s “World Famous Wake Up Show”, was the first single from the album. The Teddy Pendergrass sample made it an instant classic for heads. The entire album is dope, as the second single “Take A Look Around” would show. There was even a DOPE as heck Fred Wreck remix of the latter on the 12″, check it out below. The B.U.M.S. Lyfe-N-Tyme just helps to solidify the Yay as an area where the musical roots which run deep and have grown into branches as fruitful as they are diverse.