BAIT x Reebok x Coolrain Studio - Allen Iverson Collaboration‏

BAIT x Reebok x Coolrain Studio - Allen Iverson Collaboration‏

In light of the year of the "Snake" major footwear & apparel company Reebok has teamed up with lifestyle brand BAIT to create one of Reebok's signature silhouettes the "Question Mid". The collaboration features a snake design upper, glow in the dark accents that will be revealed in the coming weeks.             This elite collaboration is set to release early Q3 as the "Year of the Snake" continues. With this collaboration Korean toy maker Coolrain has developed a limited edition figure of the legendary Allen Iverson named "Bubba Chuck" which was Iverson's childhood nickname. Take a look at this incredible packaging which is still said to have some other amazing addition in-store.
The Hustle After Party: Big Sean /Jhene Aiko

The Hustle After Party: Big Sean /Jhene Aiko

Last weeks season finale of The Hustle After Party was definitely a memorable one, and with the life of the experimental series hanging in the balance, everyone knew this last episode could make or break the show. Oddly enough, the Fuse family showed no signs of anxiety; you would not have known it was possibly the last show by the way everyone was working the scene with a projected confidence that seemed to say "there's no way they're not going to continue this show after this episode":   Big Sean and Jhene Aiko took the stage with a change of energy from the usual turn up to perform their song 'Beware.' The melodic chorus and deep lyrics captivated the crowd and had everyone swaying and singing along. Jhene is not a huge mainstream star yet but her angelic voice is gaining new fans everyday:         The shows first cypher was the turn up for this episode, the emcees came out with an arsenal of bars and were full of energy and delivery. Astro Kid, who has been showing up on peoples' radar more and more started off the cypher with a bevy of rhymes that shocked the crowd and people who haven't heard of him before. At the tender age of 14 Astro Kid has a lot of potential. Up next was the experienced AB Liva who has contributed his fair share to music whether it be through his own songs, or lyrics he has written for Re-Up Gang and other artists. AB has managed to hide from the limelight by using ghost writing as shade, but the mic shined bright once AB Liva took control dropping his complex rhyme schemes and metaphors letting everyone know he still got it, and is not afraid to use it:         Last but certainly not least was Freeway, taking the mic by storm and unleashing his freestlye in tornado like fashion with his strong delivery and signature flow:     Joining the party for the discussion segment were Large Professor, Clinton Sparks, and Chris Robinson. The legendary Large Professor has produced countless classics like 'Halftime' and 'Rewind' for Nas and 'Let The Rhythm Hit 'EM' for Eric B and Rakim. He was on set touching upon his imprint on the history of music and his long list of collaborations:     The Professor may have been one of the older people in the party but you could've been fooled by how much fun he was having, and if it weren't for the grey hairs, his ageless face would've made you think he was back in '92:     Chris Robinson joined in on the fun and spoke on his work behind the camera lens and the director aspect of music videos and what it takes to make that process happen:     Clinton Sparks was also in attendance almost in comedic fashion jokingly answering questions in good fun.     Everyone seemed very comfortable with each other which made for a great atmosphere and a great show. The crowd was in good spirits and all the talent were having fun with eachother almost turning the show into a house party. There were no tears and long hugs or even stories of the first episode, instead there was laughter and jokes as everyone hurried to find the nearest bar to celebrate the season's end as if next season was already contracted in cement.          
Ron English x Made By Monsters "Mousemask Murphy Set"‏

Ron English x Made By Monsters "Mousemask Murphy Set"‏

Cultural and lifestyle icon Ron English teams up with Japanese toymaker 'Made by Monsters' in creating a classic Mousemask Murphy. Inspired by the TV show Breaking Bad's Mr. Walter White with an added Biohazard mask and yellow biohazard suit, designed to represent White's status a lab expert. This limited edition vinyl piece will be available just to 100pcs. Now available exclusively at mintyfresh.eu.    
Purple Tape Review: Robin Thicke "Blurred Lines"

Purple Tape Review: Robin Thicke "Blurred Lines"

Blurred Lines opens with the single of the same name. I will admit upon hearing this song for the first time and then of course seeing the uncensored video... I was really looking forward to the album. On the first listen I wasn’t really impressed. A couple of listens later I was able to determine what was missing on this project HEART. I hear misdirected production in what appears to be Robin trying to make every song a single.     I must say out of the 10 tracks I’d probably wanna hear 4 of them ever again. I’m not sure if he rushed the album in between taping Real Husbands of Hollywood but this is far less than I would have expected from him especially after his more well rounded previous projects. Stand out tracks like Top Of The World, Feel Good and Give It 2 U feat Kendrick Lamar give a clearer direction of the intent of the album and are easily the best representations of what Robin was trying to prove he was capable of. I think for hardcore Robin Thicke fans this will keep them satisfied, but I really needed a bit more.   Purple Rating: 3 out of 6  
[New Video] The Weeknd “Belong to the World”

[New Video] The Weeknd “Belong to the World”

[youtube id="lYO77zNhWl4" width="620" height="360"] R&B superstar and songwriter The Weeknd releases his official music video for “Belong to the World” off of his debut album Kiss Land. The video displays two of The Weeknd’s most recent topics: love and Asian fetish. The video was directed by Anthony Mandler. Kiss Land is reportedly set to release on August 27.
[New Video] ALIFE Presents Jadakiss LIVE

[New Video] ALIFE Presents Jadakiss LIVE

[youtube id="Ogo1cPOyDqk" width="620" height="360"] Check out the exclusive video above and see Jadakiss tear it down in the L2BF snapback at ALIFE's Rivington Street. With the sweltering New York City summer in full swing, the crowd at ALIFE was treated to a live, uncensored, and thoroughly turnt-up courtyard ALIFE Session by none other than legendary New York artist Jadakiss. Watch as the OG Gotham emcee weighs in on the state of hip-hop, his opinion of the youth culture movement, and what he's got coming next (new Lox album, anyone?) Then, kick back and enjoy as the master hits the stage and tears it down with some of his all-time classics.
adidas Originals Roundhouse Instinct

adidas Originals Roundhouse Instinct

Never ceasing to innovate and update their classic models, adidas Originals has fused the past and the present to create the Roundhouse Instinct – an evolved concept for back to school 2013. With 2 initial colorways set to debut on August 1st, the Roundhouse Instinct combines street style and contemporary Roundhouse DNA with reversible and removable straps inspired by the iconic EQT Instinct from 1995. Equipped with removable straps, the adidas Roundhouse Instinct allows for instant customization and can be worn with 3 completely different looks. Look for future colorways to drop at soon YCMC for $105.     adidas EQT Instinct
Reebok Classic Shaqnosis "Orlando Magic" - Release Date

Reebok Classic Shaqnosis "Orlando Magic" - Release Date

Following the recent release of the Shaqnosis OG, Reebok Classic hypnotizes us yet again with an "Orlando Magic" colorway for these retro kicks. Scheduled to drop on Friday, August 2nd, the black/blue Shaqnosis is dressed in a black nubuck upper and highlighted with patent blue overlays and metallic silver accents. Limited pairs will be available in men's and grade school sizes at YCMC priced at $115 and $90, respectively.  
Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” Illustrated by Ali Graham

Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” Illustrated by Ali Graham

Artist and media marketing extraordinaire Ali Graham created an interpretation of hip-hop Mogul Jay-Z's lyrics and turn them into fun and entertaining series of illustrations. Letting us know that even world famous rappers have problems. Graham also presents some of Jay-Z's more famous acquaintances, easily recognizable by the artist’s unique style. Take a look as Ali Graham visually takes us step by step through some Jay-Z's most popular lyrics.