Category archive: Art & Fashion


Everything seems connected at times don’t it? Just a few weeks ago I sold a record (online) to the one and only Pete Rock and today I come a across this super dope illustrator named Jay Roeder. You might ask yourself how the two are connected, but to me they are…in a way. Jay Roeder did an amazing 55 piece illustrated series of Biggie’s main verse from “Juicy”. It took him a little over a year to finish the project and I love it! Oh and Pete Rock did a remix of this very song of course. Peace to Ego Trip…and if you don’t know, now you know.



After all these years Kansas City’s #1 soulman Miles Bonny released his first official full album entitled “Lumberjack Soul:. The album contains some new tracks as well as some previous projects from Miles like J.Birly, Instant Saadiq, and Miles & The Ins. Lumberjack soul features production from DJ Day, Suff Daddy, Hulk Hodn, Twit One, 74 Miles Away, Kova, Nicolas Kopernicus and guest appearances from Fleur Earth and AHU. Available now on MPM and Bandcamp.

Miles Bonny – Learning To Fly

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Miles Bonny – 5 o’Clock Suff

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Today would’ve been Dilla‘s birthday and it’s hard to imagine it has been almost five years already since his passing? Still Dilla‘s legacy lives on in many ways. Not only did B.Kyle release his “Still Shining” documentary…there’s more. Ma Dukes and The J Dilla Foundation recently announced the winner of ‘The International J Dilla Tribute Art Contest’. NY artist Joe Buck won the contest with his winning “J Dilla the SpeciaLIST” design. This signed, limited edition print, as well as special lithograph poster and t-shirt are exclusively available for sale at All proceeds will be donated to The J Dilla Foundation to help fund their ongoing programs.

Last, but not least all Dutch Dilla heads are welcome to join us at the “Dilla Lives” tribute event (flyer after the jump) at the Bitterzoet in Amsterdam this Sunday. DJ’s Turne, FS Green, SirOJ and Deluge (initiator) will be playing Dilla minded music all through the night and of course all proceeds go to the J Dilla Foundation as well. Raise it up!

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Stussy & Stones Throw Records have partnered for Raph Rashid’s classic pic of J Dilla on a limited-edition Stussy Tee. This will be released Feb. 13, 2010 in White and Black, available on the Stones Throw website and Stussy locations. The photo was taken by Raph Rashid in Dilla’s L.A. dining room-turned-studio, summer 2005, for his book Behind The Beat: Hip-Hop Home Studios. Stussy & Stones Throw will also be announcing a multi-city in-store release parties for this shirts. Stay tuned for details.

Since this is Dilla month so to speak, homeboy SirOJ paid homage and dropped “Ode to the Dawg”. Free download of course..

SirOJ – Ode to the Dawg (A Homage to J Dilla)

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When my old buddy Tomas invited my for his Ontfront show at the Amsterdam International Fashion Week, I remembered him saying something about working together with Simon Amon aka Steam Supreme last year. For those that don’t know…Ontfront is an independant clothing brand based in Amsterdam. Anyway…for their catwalkshow they’ll be blasting Simon’s “Afrodisiacting” through the speakers. This collaboration between singer Simon Amon and producers Fret Hinge is from their “Breakfast For Heroes” EP.

To download the complete “Afrodisiacting” release, consisting of the original version and the clubby remix by Ebokai…click HERE! Shout out to O. Boogie for the heads up and I’m curious about the show tomorrow.

Simon Amon x Fret Hinge – Afrodisiacting

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Kindred Spirits very own MACHINE, is responsible for their entire collection of visual cover art. He has designed cover art for artists like Heavy, Rich Medina, Jneiro Jarel, Dorian Concept, Carl Craig, Jackson Conti and Liquid Spirits just to name a couple. For the first time, brought together in a stunning gallery of 152 designs. The complete repertoire of cover art by MACHINE can be viewed HERE(thnx to Nalden)



Released in 1987 and still top choice, not only in the Dutch streets, but worldwide to this very day, it’s only appropriate to give creator Tinker Hatfield and his original Nike Air Max 1 it’s just due by paying homage. The original recognizable colorblocking has been applied to remain true to it’s strong heritage and the main focus has been directed at the choice of durable materials: purple denim, canvas and nubuck ensure a more street-friendly version to carry on footwear tradition in a proud fashion. Tier Zero release in store-only at Patta now. Big up to Lee, Edzon, Gee, Tim, FS and the rest of TEAM PATTA…more pics after the jump (courtesy of Rox).
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A couple of days ago DJ Day was saying how he loved the days of Cold Chillin’ and it kinda took me back for a second. Pretty funny how I just bumped into this post on the Stones Throw website. I know you want at least one of these tees, so get to buying HERE!

Stones Throw, in conjunction with Biz Markie, photographer George DuBose, Soul-Cal and Traffic Entertainment Group, presents the exclusive sale of a series of Cold Chillin’ tee shirts.

Cold Chillin’ – a seminal hip hop label if there ever was one – has inspired music fans the world over for over twenty years. Now, for the first time, the label’s iconic logo (originally designed by Haze) and DuBose’s cover imagery of one of its larger-than-life stars, are available as officially licensed tee shirts. In weeks to come, these shirts will also be available at select retailers across the world. Exclusive color ways and other Cold Chillin’ designs will continue to roll out over the course of 2009.

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Cubeecraft creates templates for papercraft toys which are free to download. The toy features interlocking tabs for construction (no need for tape or glue). The toy is designed to be printed on a standard piece of 8 1/2 X 11 A4 letter paper. Simply print, cut and fold your model into a paper toy. Source: Robeastblog & Rappcats

Part 1 of 2: Madvillain Gear with KMD Sambo Head
Part 2 of 2: Stones Throw Gear with MF DOOM Removable Mask



I recently got two dope Tee’s in the mail thanks Matt from Finale Design and let me tell you they’re ill! The design consists out of twelve hiphop icons each with their unique hair-style. For example we see Questlove, Craig Mack, Busta Rhymes, Mc Shan and Big Daddy Kane in full splendour. Had to inform ya’ll know about this hiphop-minded brand from Canada, cuz we think they have some mighty fresh design.