Before they were “Grindin'” Malice and Pusha were painting vivid pictures of the highs and lows in the crack game. Over horns and the unmistakable hi-hats provided by a young Neptunes duo, The Brothers Thorton project a grim picture of the reality of the drug dealer persona that so many champion. This was over 15 years ago, to say The Clipse were ahead of their time is a gross understatement. The world was not ready for Exclusive Audio Footage, luckily in the digital age the project eventually saw the light of day. Peace to Skipp who got me reminiscing on “Funeral” the other night.
Pharrell’s influence at Adidas is in high gear, from his bedazzled (Thanks Dart Adams) Stan Smiths worn on SNL this past weekend to this…….another Stan Smith being made available via Adidas…..and if anyone wants to argue that these are not influenced by the BBC/Ice Cream kicks, then well, whatever. Truth of the matter, they are very much in the vain of the original Ice Creams. I am not mad, I never got in to the Ice Cream kicks, but plenty of people did, although I liked the pager joints. From the 15 gallon hat (Also, thanks Dart Adams), to Happy being the song of the past year, things just keep looking up for
Skateboard P. Can we get a new N.E.R.D. album?
Pharrell is winning 2014, I’ve been calling it and I’ll continue doing so the foreseeable future. True artists will always be relevant and like Pharrell or not you can not honestly deny him that.
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.
Pusha T & Malice were on top of the world at one point in time, they had a HUGE single, a clothing sponsorship with BAPE and BBC, signed to the record label of the hottest producer in the game Pharrell. When the Neptunes dropped their Clones compilation, they took one of the underrated tracks from the Clipse Lord Willin’ album and remixed it. The result was a masterpiece in my humble opinion. Easily one of my favorite hip hop, “Posse” cuts. As a bonus below check out the Bilal assisted “Nightmares” track from Hell Hath no Fury.
Yeahhhhhhhhhh, Dopeboy C is droppin’ #Killer this wednesday, Dec 15th. Which features Curt@!n$ going in over various tracks through out the history of this thing called rap. Here he goes in over “God Bless Us All” if they woulda featured C instead of C-hris Brown on the track maybe Nothing would have sold more….that’s just my thought….enjoy
Directed by Scenario