Monday, July 31, 2006

Today I went here for a haircut because I heard all the hype that Rudy's is the haircut jump off in Seattle. They have like 15 locations on the West Coast but I went to the original one because I wanted the authentic experience. Ha! It was surprisingly inexpensive for a buzz but I got a pretty mediocre hair cut. The atmosphere was kind of nice though (art installation on the back wall and show posters tacked up all over the place), so whatever.I really dig Seattle. It's a cool place. Capitol Hill is where all the design shops and cool boutiques are at/around. I went to a bunch of places that I researched on Superfuture but I was kind of disappointed with the selections I found. It seemed like every store carried the same NYC brands like ANYTHING and IRAK. No diss to them but that stuff is kind of becoming a dime a dozen. It's getting to a point where it's too repetitive and non-progressive. What ever happened to the concept of NEW IMAGERY? I did manage to find a pair of sneakers that I'm pretty siked about at a store called GOODS-which is the Alife of Seattle. They had an OK installation by Stussy in the store but it was nothing worth taking a picture of. The staff was very cool though. I also checked out a furniture shop called Area 51 that had some cool stuff. It didn't have super high end design but reminded me of A Future Perfect in Williamsburg.Graffiti I've seen here: SOBER from NYC, ADEK TKO from San Fran, KUMA from NYC, CECSTER from NYC, the homey KATSUE from NYC, KERSE from Seattle or maybe San Fran (been digging his stuff for a minute!), a bunch of BTM crew stuff (not feeling it), some KYT crew stuff (not feeling it) and some other TKO stuff(all looks the same).
Yesterday I forgot that Claw Money was featured in an article in The New York Times. The article is about interns in the media game and also features Mark the Cobrasnake among others. I have interned everywhere, and while the work can be really wack, interning is key because it gives you the opportunity to meet a lot of people. I wrote a little something about my experience being an intern here. Click on "Internships" to check it out.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

New article on Coolhunting written by Ms. Wendy Dembo.

Also...Check out this relevant article by Rob Walker for The New York Times

Friday, July 28, 2006

New Hi-Tek album with crazy guests coming soon.

New Orleans is probably the most interesting city in the country right now. It's so neglected that cool things must be happening there. I'd like to go check it out someday but I don't see that happening any time soon. If you haven't done so already, check out the Mad Decent Podcast from the Noila!

Also...Mark your calendar. The homeboy Kevin as well as Red Foxx and a bunch of other people are playing records at this thing:

Ok. I'm off to Seattle now. Hopefully I'll get a picture of Ichiro.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

some things of interest:

claw money site update with new colors and information. click the link over there----->

caleb updated his website with flicks from the scion show. click the link over there----->

someone is using graffiti to remember harold hunter next to the manhattan bridge

oh, and BZEE is my favorite writer from Virginia

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

New HISTO stuff spotted in LA.


Sunday, July 23, 2006

New Os Gemeos show July 27 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

When I was in high school ALERT was an icon to me. In addition to having some of the most creative tags and pieces, he also pushed the limits as exemplified by the panels he painted at the tressels (shown above). I've been meaning to post this for a while, but here is a HISTO addition to the tressels that I think is incredible. It wasn't until I saw this fresh boat by HISTO that I realized he was really onto something.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Heather's friend is the world's largest collector of Mr. T stuff and he's the subject of this video Diplo made.

Boost Mobile Rockcorps

Check out this Boost Mobile Rockcorps Video

I did a project called The Game Behind The Game Tour with Project 2050 and Darryl Buttler from Boost Mobile last year. It was nice to see how Boost gets down. They really understand and want to communicate with young people in a way that makes sense.

While I was at 2050, Shepard Fairey did the logo for another Boost Mobile event called Rockcorps. The concept is fresh. You do some community service and in return you get a ticket to see a really good concert. So far it's been all hip hop and every show features suprisingly current and relevent artists like: Kanye West, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Paul Wall, SlimThug, etc rather than the Roots or Mos Def. I think there's real potential here and now it looks like Rockcorps is taking off so I'm excited to see where these guys go with it.

Rick Ross Design

The folks at Def Jam got it right this time. Check out these pictures of Rick Ross' logo and art work. Not quite as iconic as the Jeezy Snowman but I'm really digging this stuff.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

New stuff from Alex Lukas. His new show opens in LA on Saturday.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

My brother's friend rapping with Ghostface. You decide if this is cool or corny.
Former 2050er and current iTtuneser Justin Montag just said: "Check out a new feature we're doing called the list: this week is H town Hip Hop (It will open in iTunes).

Monday, July 17, 2006

A Koocher Production

My homegirl Abby produced this video for Should be posting more stuff from her soon. In the meantime check bootyballzbounce for more Koocher flavor--->
Alex's Birthday.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

almost famous

Boston to LA...we keep it moving

Roger from Swindle is curating a show for the Scion space in Los Angeles and on the bill are two Installations@EMF vets from the Bean. I'm proud of my boys Alex and Caleb and jealous that I can't be there to see it in person. If you are in LA you have no excuse for not checking this out.

Friday, July 14, 2006

New Pharrell

New track from Pharrell'Raspy Sh*t'. Taken from his new album 'In My Mind' due out July 25th.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

what you know bout it?

thanks Just-Ice for the hookup.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Grinding Like The Clipse...

Today was cool. I like the office and the people and I'm excited to start cranking in Miami. On a completely different note, here's an article about the craziness that is Hot97 in New York.Shout out to Steph Lova who gets some shine in this article for her documented beef with Funk Flex. She can thank "judd the thug" for that gmail account.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

You're Welcome

Some internet detective work turned this up.


The Waiting Game...

I'm sitting in my hotel room waiting for the World Cup final to start. Here are some things I'm digging right now:

The new DJ A-Trak website. I get wrapped up in dood's pictures and stories. I'm also feeling the site for Dust La Rock , who did the re-design of A-Trak's site.

Saturday, July 08, 2006


I just got to Miami a few hours ago. I'm posted up in the Marriott across the street from where I start my new job. I'll write more soon. I miss my sugar.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Check for Roxy tonight in musical goodness

See how my NGP doods are doing it big?! It's so serious.

These are some tracks I'm really feeling right now. Find them on Limewire or track them down online.

Hot Chip::Kids With Guns (REMIX)
Sebastien Tellier::La Ritournelle (Metronomy Mix)

Also...Check for Diplo's MAD DECENT PODCAST immediately. I was skeptical of dude because of all the hype, but he is the truth. The podcasts are incredible...and they are FREE!!!!

Jonny in DOMUS

My boy Jonny wrote an article on his friend/mentor Konstantin Grcic that is currently up on the website for the hardcore/serious Italian design magazine, DOMUS. Check it out HERE. You'll have to register on the website (for free) before you can view the article.

How I Sleep

I am a tandem cycle!
Find your own pose!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Shep finally Gets a Big Book

I don't know if anyone noticed, but in this week's episode of "Entourage," the crew is walking around in their house, and they pass a HUGE Shepard Fairey painting of LL Cool J. Shep has been doing his damn thing for a minute and can be credited after COST and REVS with pretty much setting off this whole street art thing. Shepard Fairey has finally published a complete retrospective of his work called Supply and Demand on Ginko Press. (Very cool that he chose to do this book with a small, indy publishing company btw). It's a really big book that features interviews and essays with all types of interesting folks, including my homeboy Roger. I'm siked to read it. From what I hear it's pretty impressive. You can buy an autographed copy by Shep HERE or you can buy it at a local bookstore or somewhere else online.

Also...I thought I'd post this because I was just listening to the first Obie Trice album and it made me think about Proof's early passing. Check this poster that Shep did in collaboration with the D-12 camp.

I'm about to catch the chinatown bus back to NYC and say peace to Boston for a long time. It sucks cause I've had the pleasure of spending lots of time up here over the last six months and I've made some great friends. It was cool to be here one last time to see the fireworks, my friends and my parents. I'll be back for Thanksgiving, I hope. Anyway...on another tip, check Mike GIANT'S Blog. It's really rad and inspiring. Enjoy