Sunday, May 30, 2010

Astro's Anime VII: Law of Ueki


Art by Reborn. Captivating. This particular series really changed the way I look at life altogether...Ueki reminds me a lot of myself.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Ziozia Spring 2010





Clean line, even cleaner photoshoot. Photography by Phil Poynter.

Ronnie Fieg x Sebago - Lighthouse


Very dope shoe. I believe these are available down at David Z.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Power

Crack.
Kanye West - Power (via NahRight)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Southside Blood Cuz'n (ft. Major)


Directed by Coodie and Chike.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Relief


"Where are we headed?"
Now..and then..The in between? To be continued...



Produced by M. Will the Shogun, Video directed by OHLA. Cameos by Dice Ransom and the lovely Jessicka..Brought to you by the good people over at 2DopeBoyz..

Louis Vuitton F/W 2010




The journey of a wardrobe..

9AM in Dallas


Produced by Boi-1da. Flames. Thank Me Later, June 15th.

via OVO

Monday, May 17, 2010

Nero - Unthinkable (I'm Ready)


Now I know I'm not exactly an R&B singer...(yet)...but this is something I had a lot of fun doing and I wanted to share it with you. Crucify at will...

Nero - Unthinkable (Alicia Keys Cover)
New Link

The Age of Information


"Thank you, Based God."

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Incase You Missed It: Alive & Vibrant


Artwork by the genius French illustrator, Cookie Kalkair.

In what I consider to be my first mixtape, Mike Waxx and I put together this tribute to 90's hip hop. I recorded (and amateurishly mixed/engineered) it right out of my living room, and completed it in about a couple months. This is the deluxe edition, from July 2009. Shouts out to Kev and Chip tha Ripper for coming through with that verse in the clutch.


Now wait til you see what I come up with next.
"M _ _ _ _ _ _ _"

Friday, May 14, 2010

Chinese Food



13 Chinese Food by champagneyote

For the sake of Champagne...toss your preconceived notions in the trash. Circa '06. I would be streaming every track if I embedded more than one.
Download the album here.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Find Your Love


Reminds me..

Monday, May 10, 2010

Hello Virgin


"The “Hello Virgin” video by Christian Rich is an art Basel style approach to explain virginity in life. The hand is purity. Before your hand touches anything it’s innocent. Once it starts touching things it’s no longer innocent."

Christian Rich is the truth. This record is crack.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Daysha Luz


"When I die, I want to remain as beautiful as if I still had vivacious life in me. I want to be planted in the ground, and grow into an enormous cherry blossom tree in the summer time."

M _ _ _ _ _ _ _



"I would tell each and every person out there, forget about that clique'ing up shit.
Be to yourself, stay to yourself. Trust nobody. Trust no-body. Straight up, my closest friends did me in. My closest friends, my homies, people that I done took care of they whole family, looked out for them, brought them into the game, turned on me. Fear is stronger than love. Remember that. All the love I gave, didn't mean anything when it came to fear."

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Music



I wanted to share an excerpt from these Charles Hamilton lyrics with you from his album, The Pink Lavalamp (which, regardless of what anybody says about him, is one of my favorite albums ever).

"Music is the only love"
Hell muthafuckin' yeah it's the only love,
I'm never lonely cause, it disowned me, trust
That if it needs me? I'll be there.. and vice versa
Can't say the same about these phony fucks
When I was laying in the hospital bed hooked to an IV
No one even cared if I'm dead, ain't want to find me
Music was right there, my life was touched
So I love music twice as much, (sometimes I feel I've got)

No real family, No real friends
No real escape, No real ends
So I'm gon' die, with my music
By my side and that's true shit
No good liquor, No good bud
No good pussy, No good drugs
So.. (Music is the only love)


Hopefully, I can be there for you.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

YoteTV 1: BonChon Chicken


Introducing..our favorite secret. Dice is the true star of this episode.
Attire courtesy of Nostylgia, Levi's, 55DSL, Cal Kleins and New Eras..

Monday, May 3, 2010

Show Love: Naralys

People who deserve a moment of dedication or have made an impact on me (whether they know it or not, this being a prime example), will be highlighted under the Show Love series.

Keep your enemies close?

I've definitely never had a dynamic within a relationship (I don't think friendship is the right word here), quite like the one I have with the lady depicted above. We've ranged from silent treatments and cold stares to some of the best conversation I've ever had (which from her side of the glass is probably much less monumental). The sky can be falling, and with a swift press of the easy button, she makes clear the simple solutions to all of my now seemingly obsolete life-problems. Regardless of the mutual people, relationships and history in the air, which should make us rivals, Naralys is truly one of the realest people I've ever met; because she's never been afraid to tell me like it is. I think she cares about me more than my friends do. Alright, I'm pushing it. But, she's appreciated around the mindtrap that is Champagne 'Yote more than a lot of people you might expect to be honored. And I will say, that for some nonsensical unspoken reason, she knows me like the inside of her giant Kidrobot wallet...or the back of her hand. I'm not exactly sure what her dream is...but I support it. Respect for your honesty, your wit, and your words.

I'll probably get clowned for this post in the morning.

Show Love,
'Ro Ransom

P.S. - Raekwon the Chef salute.