The people at Supra have been working hard on some new colourways for both the Skytop and Skytop II, and have just dropped the latest evolutions of the styles.
First up, the Skytop
Black Suede with Grey and Red Cordura Nylon
Black and Grey Full-grain Leather
Black Full-grain Leather with Grey Fleece
White TUF Duct Tape
Black Mixed Materials
White TUF Duct Tape
Black Suede with Grey and Red Cordura Nylon
Lets be honest, for a long time now – if you care about what phone you’ve got, you either have an iphone or a Blackberry depending on personal preference. Nobody has really been able to challenge the power of BBM or the simplicity of the iphone’s operating system, but it looks as if Sony Ericsson are about to enter the ring with this unreleased Playstation phone.
The phone will probably run the ‘Android’ OS, but what sets this phone apart would be the custom ‘Sony Marketplace’ feature, which would allow you to download and purchase games specifically designed for the phone.
It looks as if the phone will be touch screen generally, and reserve the flip out controls for just gaming
Images via engadget
New LP from Coney Island native Nems, well known for his battles and his work with the -Psycho+Logical camp in general, drops this damn crazy album on us; available NOW via iTunes (with 6 exclusive bonus tracks), UGHH.com, SandboxAutomatic or a signed copy at IDE’s Creative Juices site.
Prezident’s Day features Torae, Iron Solomon, George Burnz, Jesse Jamez, J Rose, Manson, OTR & Vanguard, production by Al”Tarba, Sean Strange, myself, Severside, Soze, Ap Da Gr8, Banchi, Nom & Tommy Gunz and the whole thing is basically tough beats and outrageous ill lyrics.. Nems stepped his game uppp! Big up bro!
A while back Apple announced that they were introducing ‘Facetime’ to their new iphone range – which would allow you to call anyone else with an iphone 4 and have a video call.
Yesterday, along with the announcement of new macbook Airs and a new operating system, Apple released Facetime for Mac – a desktop app that means the ‘facetime’ movement has broadened.
I’m sure we’ll see a 3g facetime iphone by Christmas, but we’ll have to wait and see about that one
facetime for mac is available to download here
Fall is upon us once again and it’s time to update your wardrobe. This season Live Mechanics blesses us with some vests, luxurious leather look hoodies and chunky warm knits. As standard the new Live Mechanics collection embodies style and quality. From sizes L to 4XL.
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Tutankhamun was the 11th pharaoh of the 18th dynasty of Ancient Egypt,
The discovery of his completely intact tomb by the archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922 immortalised his legacy.
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Africa the Motherland widely regarded by scientists and spiritualists as the origin of mankind. Its red soil has seen blood shed, and hardship but what they don’t show you is the natural beauty of the land and people.
The great Egyptian civilisation, the Kingdom of Kush who excelled in law, astrology, medicine, economics long before the romans did. Its history is rich, its natural resources are abundant, its people diverse and multi-cultured, This is a statement piece.
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A NorthSkull Limited Edition Piece. This Piece is finished in resin for superb life like detail.
Most well-known as the protector of the ruler of Egypt. The Egyptians believed that the pharaoh was the ‘living Horus’..
Horus was one of the oldest and most powerful deities in Ancient Egypt. He served a number of different purposes, but was most notably the God of War and the God of the Sky. Horus protected hunters and warriors and gave might to all those who paid tribute to him. It’s a very powerful image, and we can see why Kanye rocked the giant one in his controversial new video “POWER”
The debut pre-album Blue Steel from Don Strapzy is just about to land.
Featuring a line up of London’s finest hip hop and grime MC’s such as Giggs, Jack Jones, S.A.S, Charlie Sloth, Ghetts, Fix Dot M, OZZ, G Fresh, Rob Kelly, Black The Ripper and Malik (MD7) – this is gonna be the cd that you have to cop for 2010.
Just to wet your appetite check out the track listing below
Don Strapzy Blue Steel Track Listing
Remember to check back regularly to be one of the first to purchase the Blue Steel Pre Album by Don Strapzy.
J Ro – Alkaholiks Acapella Archive footage
Surplus Bristol Mc – Dark N’ Cold Archive footage
The new album from up & coming group 3 Amigos (MC’s Leaf Dog & BVA and producer Naive) is out now! You can listen & digitally purchase ‘World War 3′ over at their Bandcamp page.
You might have heard them on Skitz’ recent LP Sticksman, working with Diamond D, Masta Ace etc, Leaf Dog producing for the likes of Ras Kass, Kool G Rap, Jean Grae, Billy Danze(M.O.P.), Vinnie Paz & Ill Bill, Q-Unique, Raekwon, Tash (Tha ‘Liks), Sticky Fingers (Onyx), Rampage(Flipmode) etc under the alias Lord Balrog, seen Naive at Louie’s Den beat battles or seen them supporting for the likes of Sugar Hill Gang, Cash Money, Rahzel, R.A. The Rugged Man etc or even rocking the stage with KRS-One in Bristol. Coming from a mix of Glastonbury and east London, they’re a busy bunch; be sure to check their hilarious alter-egos on the website too.
After a brief stint at Dented records, the three are back with this sophomore album which features the Brand Nubian Sadat X and be on the lookout for Leaf Dog’s solo to follow on Fliptrix‘s label; High Focus Records in due time.
UK/Toronto link up produced by Twice As Nice, is out now and available via iTunes!
The single is released on a mix of K*Ners’ own label; ‘K-STAR ENTS’ & MTC (Universal) and the B-side of ‘Messy’ will be a track called ‘Back in Biziness’ featuring Sway & Nicole Jackson.
Order previous K*Ners releases: K-STAR – THE CLOTHING MIXTAPE
..Like they say in the game, nuff talent
Observer Music Monthly
Raw and edgy the leading proponent of the Cristal City squad.
Were pioneers. The way were going about it is the way everyone else is gonna go. So says Cristal Citys heat-seeking MC K.Ners. The 26-year-old Bristolian, who hit Channel U and 1Xtra rotation with street hit Hectic, isnt joking. Because as well as throwing up great tunes with his rock-kid-turned-beatmaster producer One Mike, K.Ners is part of Cristal City. And Cristal City – a collective of Bristol rappers, producers, video-makers and designers which counts Massive Attacks 3D as an honorary member – is running things in a totally new way.
Thats mostly down to their killer cristalcity.co.uk website – the place where hip hop fans worldwide come to hear the tunes and the talent rolling out of the Bristol new school, and where graphics freaks go to get their eyes popped. You dont have to fly to Bristol to hear our stuff or see what were about says K.Ners, real name Horaine Ferguson. Its there for everyone, everywhere in the world. 24-year-old One Mike, real name Mike Tapper, agrees: People are part of Cristal City even if theyre not from Bristol. Theyre on the forum, theyre part of our community. Anyone is welcome at Cristal City. See Cristal City and youve got some idea of their world without ever setting foot in St Pauls: there are heads in gas masks, laser-eyed Godzilla animations, cut-up neon lettering and flying saucers, all layered over a map of the city. Youll get old-school Japanese monsters hanging around the sides of the home page, mutant dogs on the remix page, and twisted graf illustrations littering the battle section. Its graphically arresting, and thats without mentioning the music and video download areas. The site tells you what were about says K.Ners – and hes right.
Cristal City is a smart move at a time traditional record labels are struggling. Labels are scared and deals are scarce. Unless youre gonna make an immediate pile of money, you wont get signed. This way, we sell our music on the site, and keep total control of what were doing.
K.Ners and One Mike are just the latest in a succession of musical innovators from Bristol. Theyre treading a path beaten by Wild Bunch and Massive Attack, Portishead and Tricky, and more recently, by Aspects, Roni Size and Full Cycles Tomahawk pop missile, Tali. So many creative things have come out of here, says One Mike. People arent afraid to come out with some fresh stuff. Mad different things come out of Bristol. He puts it down to the citys sound system culture, which is still the main training ground and musical reference point for much of the citys sound. K.Ners agrees, after all, he started out as a ragga MC on a sound system. I used to go to all the ragga raves. Class sound system people would come and play, like (Jamaican sound system hero) Tony Matterhorn. Roots Manuva came down last year with his sound and ran a dance. Everything in Bristol stems from the sound system. Massive Attack have got involved too: 3D designed the Cristal City diamond logo and K.Ners debut album is being mixed at the bands Christchurch studio.
One Mike grew up in East London and moved to Bristol when he was 19. Previously a drummer, he grew up on Nirvana, Foo Fighters and Rage Against The Machine. Then he rang Cristal City manager Ferron and heard K.Ners rapping in the background. I thought he sounded great, so we hooked up. It was such a positive start. K.Ners: Mikes got his sound in his beats thats the rock in him. Ive got a certain sound in my flow and thats the ragga in me. Were both working against our blueprints and the fusion just works.
It certainly does. Debut album K In Da Flesh is a jet-propelled fusion of funk stabs, crazy-leg beats, rock energy and ragga attitude, and K.Ners raw, edgy flow. Theres energy in the music, energy in the beats, says K.Ners. Its raised the game for hip hop in this country. Rodney P certainly agrees: hes remixed end track I Am K.Ners. Take the sing-song Cristal City, with Uzi-hard beats and the biggest acid squelches since Roots Manuvas Witness, or Cocky, which takes the fanfare from the classic 80s Rocky flicks and curveballs it into a hot tune. Or Hectic, the ridiculously catchy Sega-sampling tune which got them heat in the first place. American hip hop is very unpretentious about what it samples, says One Mike. Everyone was saying we couldnt use that sample because it was too obvious but if it sounds good, fuck it. As well as obvious musical influences like Jay-Z and Bounty Killer, the pair name check Phil Collins, Linkin Park, The Streets and Oasis as less-obvious influences. Were doing something new, says Mike, and we take inspiration from all kinds of music.
So, just to recap. What exactly is Cristal City? Its a movement, says K.Ners with a smile. And its getting bigger and bigger.
Look West. Bristol just got interesting again.
CHECK OUT WWW.EVERYTHINGHIPHOP.COM
Dark n Cold TV presents the Industry Lockdown TV show.
Presented by Taz and Anneliese.
The Second episode of the show kicks off with interviews from Pariz 1, Emshey and Shani Cuppcake, The show also features live performances by Pariz 1, Emshey, Shani Cuppcake, Jimmy Screech, Steve Mac, and dj Fira, and of course our resident dj, Dj Insite playing us in and out of the show.
FR3E are back with another serious tune with North Star’s Young Spray!! These guys are bringing some real quality right now and they ain’t slowing down; i’m guessing you saw their last video?? Big things…
Guru and Sonar unseen archive footage. London interview for Darkncold Ent.
‘SAY NEEZY’ is a warm up track for the main single ‘BAD BOYS’ which will coincide with an educational tour. Swiss is back with a teaser to prove to prove he is still the U.K’s finest Hip Hop artist. In the words of the man himself ‘SAY NEEZY’.
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE THE BOOK written by SWISS: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Spot-Differen…