Friday, December 25, 2009

Sony PS3 Supreme is the world’s most expensive PS3 at $320,000

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Carved out of 1,600 grams of solid 22ct gold, the Sony PS3 Supreme dazzles with a diamond-studded disc loading slot. 58 of 0.50 ct Flawless diamonds total up to 26ct. To maintain its exclusivity, only three such gilded consoles will be offered for a price of £199,995 (about $320,000)



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Young Goons Robbing Liquor Store At Gun Point In The Bay!

Kids Goin ' crazy now'a days...

Bonus "Raw" footage...lol




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Nas and Damian Marley "Distant Relatives" TRAILER


Comin' real soon...



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30 Deep Gang Accused Of Breaking Into Footlockers For Space Jam Jordans Retro 11s


Where do you think I got mine from......



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All I wanted for Cristmas was to tackle the Pope...



Raw video of the Pope gettin tackled before christmas mass....where was the "Top Flight" security at.



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Kobe, Lebron & Santa (KRS-One)


For Christmas today I'ma go dunk on some reindeer.....Dunkin on that reindeer, Dunkin on that reindeer, Du.. Du.. Du.. Du.. Du.. Dunkin on that reindeer.

Merry Christmas Everybody.

Peace



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Steve Nash Baron Davis Step Brothers Spoof


Watch my man Steve Nash bust out the old school moves goin' hard.



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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Halo: Reach


From last weeks video game awards.



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Specs Ops: The Line [Video Game Trailer]


Shit looks raw...


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The South Crackin Down On Bootleg Clothing In Flea Markets.... "I Thought It Was Real. Its Counterfeit?"


Nike puttin' fools in jail.


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Security In Oregon Bangs Kid In The Head With His Own Skateboard & Then His Boy's Hook Off On The Guard


If you watch closely, one of the security guards smacks a skater in the face with his own board, then another security guard joins in and straight up jumps the skaters



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Thuggies - Snuggies For Thugs (Co-Starring 50 Cent)


Get yours for the holidays......Great for the wannabees 1-800-555-thug



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Raekwon - Pyrex Vision...Official Video


Video for Raekwon "Pyrex Vision" off of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II available now.



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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Punk Drunkers(tokyo) SF Invasion @ D-Structure Fri. Dec 18th

Punk Drunkers Invades D-Structure SF::: Fri. Dec 18th 8pm-11pm


In 1998 Punk Drunkers was founded in Sendagaya, Tokyo. For the past ten years they have kept to their philosophies. Never becoming stagnate and falling behind, and always embracing originality. Their brand concept mixes Japanese culture with western influences, which always creates a unique approach and original designs. It's no wonder Punk Drunkers has been successful for the past ten years they've been around.
With a decade in the industry, Punk Drunkers has always been very exclusive with the brands and stores they collaborate with. That's why D-Structure is the only store in San Francisco to carry Punk Drunkers, let alone, one of the few American brands to collaborate with them.
With a loyal and large fan base in Japan, Punk Drunkers will finally make their San Francisco Debut December 18th at D-Structure. Here are some sneak peek photos of the designs that are invading D-Structure.
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Saturday, December 05, 2009

Air Jordan Silver Anniversary Collection







Jordan Brand has big plans for their 25th anniversary. The occasion is being celebrated with a large number of special releases of the Air Jordans I, VI, XI, XVI, and XX1 all white for the Silver Anniversary pack.

LunarLite Woven Chukka 2010

Nike Spring 2010 LunarLite Woven Chukka

Another interesting hybrid is coming for Spring 2010. Here we present you the upcoming Nike Spring 2010 LunarLite Woven Chukka. The Lunar foam sole has been combined with the Chukka upper. The upper comes in a black woven pattern with leather details.

Shouts to Mr. Marcus.....I know he's gotta be feelin' these.



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Day in the Life Video Paul Rodriguez


Shouts to the Digital and the swoosh...



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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

ROCKSMITH PRESENTS: ALL THAT MATTERS (THE SHORT)

ROCKSMITH PRESENTS: ALL THAT MATTERS (THE SHORT)

Fuckin' Alphabet City - one day can last forever when it's the only thing that matters. Stunts, blunts and skateboards are on the minds of nine friends hanging out downtown on yet another carefree day in New York City. Rame, Mighty and Specs run into their homegirls and their favorite L.E.S.bians at Tompkins Square Park, and it looks like there's a house party tonight.

All That Matters will premiere first in trailer form, with a full-length edit to follow. The feature was directed and produced by the infamous duo Lazlo and Erik of Kilo (Rocksmith Clothing). A.T.M. is one of the first video features to be shot entirely using the Japanese Harinezumi camera.

The carpe diem attitude of All That Matters is visually paired with the Rocksmith Holiday 09 collection. The line features progressive cut & sew with vintage quality and fabrication, such as the OG Varsity Jacket with distressed leather sleeves and the corduroy/French terry Apex pullover. The Stunts Blunts tee puts a NYC twist on a California classic, while New Money is the anthem blaring through the Boombox skate deck speakers.

Directed and Produced by: Lazlo & Erik (Kilo Intl)
Music: Jay Reatard (Matador Records) "It Ain't Gonna Save Me"
Starring: the homies, just doin what they do



FRIEND ROCKSMITH ON...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

REGGAE GOT SOUL

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Reggae music has strong roots in American Soul. If you listen to any old roots reggae records from artists like Lee "Scratch" Perry, U-Roy, The Wailers, etc you can hear elements of R&B and Soul. Bob Marley himself referenced Soul artists like James Brown, Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye as influences. From the picture above you can see he had collaborated with Stevie too.
This musical melting pot is the concept behind my latest mixtape called: Soulclash Hi-Fi. This mix of Reggae tunes, re-edits, covers and remixes is rooted in Soul with an island vibe. Official CD release w/ cover art will be available soon. Stay tuned.
- Ben Select



Tracklist:

Intro

Bob Breaks

Bob Marley – Sun is Shinning (Yes King Remix)

Bob vs Marvin – Healing in Vain

Shinehead – Billie Jean

Derrick Laro – Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough

Steel Pulse – Roller Skates (Remix)

Gregory Isaccs – Hush Darling

Eek-A-Mouse – Wa-Do-Dem

Toyan – Spare With Me

Don Carlos – I’m Not Crazy

Frankie Paul – Worries In The Dance

Trinity – 3 Piece Suit

Garnett Silk – Lord Watch Over Our Shoulders

Michael & Olly Buck – Never Can Say Goodbye

Beverly Road All-Stars – Still In Love

$mall Change – Nuff Man Live in Jah City

Erykah Badu – Honey (GRC’s Jamaican Honey Rub)

Black Harmony – Don’t Let it Go to Your Head Dub

E’s E – Scratch’s Skank pt.1

Tenor Saw – Golden Hen

U Roy – Tide Is High

Danny Livingston – A Message To Rudy

Tony Tribe – Red Red Wine

Sizzla vs UB40 – Red Wine to Gaze

Richie Spice – Earth A Run Red (Nowtime Remix)

Prince Fatty – Shimmy Shimmy Ya

Morwells Unlimited Meets King Tubby – Morpheus Special

Interlude

Lee Perry & The Upsetters – Jungle Lion (edit)

The Daktaris – Eltsugh Ibal Lasiti (Mad Professor Remix)

Sharon Jones – How Long Do I have to Wait for Dub (Ticklah Remix)

The Marvels – Rock Steady

The Drastics – Rock With You

Collen & Webb – Straight Gay

Roots Uprising meets Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster Jammin’

Willie Williams & Jackie Mittoo – Can’t Stop Us Now (edit)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Conspicuous Consumption with a Conscience

Once again, Gucci designs a special collection to benefit Unicef. Last year it was the White Heart Tattoo collection of products and this year, the collection is inspired by author and Illustrator Michael Robert's children's Book, Snowman In Africa.

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The annual Gucci Campaign to Benefit UNICEF has consistently supported education, healthcare, protection and clean water programs for orphans and children affected by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. In this highly active five-year period, Gucci has succeeded in committing over $7 million to UNICEF. This significant sum is a testament to the increased scale and scope of the company’s support, and has resulted in Gucci’s current status as the largest corporate donor to UNICEF’s “Schools for Africa” campaign. “Schools for Africa” aims to increase access to quality basic education for all children, with a special emphasis on helping the most disadvantaged—girls, orphans, children living in extreme poverty and other vulnerable children. In past campaigns, Gucci funds have focused on Malawi and Mozambique, and this year Gucci will add support for a third country, South Africa. In these three countries, over 2.3 million children have been orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

YO GABBA GABBA: HIP HOP for Kids

To all the Connoisseur fam with Kids, I hope you are up on Nick Jr.'s super fresh show Yo Gabba Gabba. Hosted by DJ Lance Rock and his suit case full of freinds, this show has the freshest sound track out of any kids show on TV. Crazy electro beats, synth sounds and casio drums give this retro-tinged show its freshness. Plus they have regular guest spots from Hip Hop heavy weights like Biz Markie, The Roots and Rahzel. Peep the video clips and see for yourself.



Better than a rapping Elmo anyday. Check for local listing.

Friday, November 13, 2009

A day in the life with BMX rider Nigel Sylvester

For my peeps that really ride......

Escape From Tomorrow (A Day In the Life With Nigel Sylvester) from 13thWitness™ on Vimeo.





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Nike Holiday 2009 Terminator Hybrid Pack X Terminator Hi ND Pack

Nike Holiday 2009 Terminator Hi ND Pack

The sneaker features several materials on the upper, with most of it coming in subtle brown and beige suede and accents set in a brighter color on the tongue and the heel. They also used contrasting stitching on the upper.

Nike Holiday 2009 Terminator Hybrid Pack

The Nike Terminator Hybrid, brings new materials and technologies to the iconic high top sneaker, returns for Holiday 2009. The pack consists of a black and a brown colorway. Both come with tonal outer soles and a hiking boot inspired lacing system.





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Stussy x Basil Wolverton T-Shirts

Stussy x Basil Wolverton T-Shirts

Stussy licensed some of the famous portrait work by cartoonist Basil Wolverton for a series of Holiday 2009 t-shirts.

The shirts will be available Saturday, November 14th, while a Stussy x Basil Wolverton feature is now live on Stussy.com.



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Official video from Vans Vault Ray Barbee Re-Issue Release Party

Ray Barbee XX Years from Proper on Vimeo.


Enjoy the video celebrating 20 years of Ray Barbee’s skate career.



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Hello Kitty x Girl Mike Carroll Skate Decks

Hello Kitty x Girl Mike Carroll Skate Decks

Mike Carroll’s pro deck on Girl with Miss Kitty front and center (where the Girl logo often stands). We’re assuming there’s decks for the whole squad too. “Not until next year” says Crailtap.

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Slum Village – Dope Man

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“Dope Man” which will be released on the forthcoming Villa Manifesto Digital EP on 12.08.09.
The Villa Manifesto Digital EP will be an online-only release of several tracks to give Slum Village fans a taste of new material leading into the official Villa Manifesto FULL-LENGTH ALBUM to be released both online and physically in 2010 on Barak Records. Both releases will feature tracks recorded with Baatin in their reunion prior to his untimely death, and the FULL LENGTH Villa Manifesto album for 2010 is reported to feature tracks as the fully united Slum Village with J DILLA.

DOWNLOAD: Slum Village – Dope Man





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Pill – Run Up To Me (Feat. Freddie Gibbs)

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While Pill and Freddie have been making their rounds in concert in a tag team effort, this song was one of the previously unreleased tracks they would perform and get the crowd amped. Be on the lookout for Pill’s 4075: The Refill to drop November 17th and if you haven’t peeped Pill’s latest video for “Womb 2 The Tomb” hit the video section. This track goes hard. Props to TEV.


DOWNLOAD: Pill – Run Up To Me (Feat. Freddie Gibbs)





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We Love Gucci....Gucci...Gucci....buuuurrrr

Worst Enemy.....

Gucci Mane’s album The State vs Radric Davis is due out December 8th and it wouldn’t be an album without him getting a little personal about a few things ( Young Jeezy & T.I.). Peep the interview Miss Info held down in the A with Gucci as he speaks to him on some of these things.




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Clipse - Doorman

Straight Heat....




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Sneaker Of The Week: Air Jordan 2010 Offical Release For 170.00.......JK there clean for the youngins...





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South Africas Hardest Prison Don? John Mongrel

Million reports "Scariest man in prison Quotes: I fuck them face to face, No Im Not Gay and says the man getting raped is a woman..."




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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bloodwork:Sleeves Book Release tomorrow night.....

Analog Tattoo presents......

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For more info check out their website
http://www.analogtattoo.com

Here it is......

As promised I got that new new for all you! New Lil Wayne Official Mixtape just leaked along with a bunch of other heat from The Aphilliates and still more to come. Also coming soon French Montana and Max B -Coke Wave 2 dropping along with an official Max-B mixtape. Goddamn! FREE MAX-B!!! Don't sleep on French either, I see him blowing up real soon............

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Track List:
01. Swag Surfin
02. Ice Cream Paint Job
03. D.O.A.
04. Interlude
05. Wasted
06. Watch My Shoes
07. Break Up Ft. Short Dawg & Gudda Gudda
08. Banned From TV
09. Throw It In The Bag
10. I Think I Love Her Ft. Tyga & Shanell
11. Interlude 2 Ft. Shanell
12. Wetter
13. Im Good Ft. Lucci Lou
14. Make Her Say Ft. Jae Millz
15. Run This Town
16. I Gotta Feeling
17. Outro

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=K7ZMGZ5T


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Track List:
1. Not Like It Was
2. Gin In My Cup
3. Deep Off N Tha Club
4. Better Believe It Remix Ft. Bun B, Trae, Yo Gotti & Foxx
5. Tight Whips
6. I Don't Give A Fuck
7. No Mo Play In GA Pt. 2
8. Im Bout, Bout It. Pt. 2
9. By Myself Remix
10. So Sexy Boosie
11. Where My Bitch At Skit
12. Fresh Out Tha Shower
13. Where Ya Head
14. The Way We Choose
15. Sippen All Night

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2ZMSCBJA

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Track List:
1. Intro
2. 2012 Best Rapper
3. Sponsor Ft. Gucci Mane & Teairra Mari
4. I Got Mojo
5. All I Know
6. Work On Deck
7. Gettin Money Ft. J Bar & S Beezy
8. So Cocky Wit It
9. Been Had Swag
10. Swag Flu Ft. Gucci Mane & Birdman
11. Soulja Boy!!!
12. Like That Ft. Trina
13. Inked Up
14. Daze Ft. J Bar
15. Smokin Dat Piff
16. Im All That
17. Outro

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XP729K2T

Monday, October 26, 2009

Connoisseur Fam Dj Aspect is bringing some heat these next coming weeks......

This Friday Oct 30th, if you haven't made up your mind yet on what to do I highly recommend going out to the infamous Haunted Hotel @ The Brookdale Lodge and check out the fam from Living Legends and Hiero do the damn thing!

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Also after you're done watching Cotto and Pac go at it for a full 12 rounds on November 14th get your ass over to the Avalon and see none other than Raekwon The Chef with special guests. This is definitely a night not to be missed!

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P.s. Be on the lookout cause this weekend another onslaught of DJ Drama and his Apphiliates crew mixtapes will be dropping. Keep checking for links.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Dirty Ghetto Kid....My man Stevie Williams, a true legend





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Followin' Me Camera Guy......Dope cameras

Created in 1954 by Mamiya of Japan, only 250 were made for police training purposes, and were never offered to the public. They shoot half-size onto 35mm film, and had fixed-focus 45mm lenses.

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…another one, this time a 400mm picture camera from Leica.

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…and the pistol camera.

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Transparent Acrylic Lexus LFA By Scu Fujimoto

The 2009 Tokyo Motor Show this week had plenty of surprises. Although many were not necessarily the production or concept cars on display. One of those curiosities was the full-size translucent Lexus LFA built by well know Japanese architect Scu Fujimoto.

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This ice-like sculpture was first presented at the 2009 Milan Design Week back in April. Constructed out of transparent acrylic boards that were sanded and polished, this piece was brought to the show to display along with the official unveiling of the production version of the 2011 Lexus LFA. With a price tag of $375,000 this new supercar is the company’s new halo model. I just wonder how much this transparent replica cost to build. I’ve seen acrylic chairs online that cost upwards of $600, so I can only imagine.

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What’s so amazing about this see-through Lexus LFA is the attention to detail and the exacting specifications to which it was crafted. Just check out the engine, seats, instrument cluster, wheels, suspension and exhaust. For more info, be sure to check out the Lexus L-Finesse web site.

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Cash Money CEO’s, Birdman And Slim Speak on Lil Wayne Conviction

AllHipHop.com Reports

Cash Money CEO’s Bryan “Baby” and Ronald “Slim” Williams have released their first public statement on the recent gun conviction of their star artist Lil Wayne.

Wayne plead guilty yesterday (October 22) to attempted weapons possession charges, and is expected to be sentenced to a year in prison.

“The Cash Money family will continue to support our artist and friend Lil Wayne in his current court case. We have worked with Wayne since he was a teenager, and have seen him grow into one of the world’s most successful hip-hop artists, with a work ethic that is second to none,” the Cash Money CEO’s explained to AllHipHop.com.

In the hours that followed, peers such as Slim Thug vehemently defended Wayne as being an unjust target due to his status as a black celebrity.

Others, such as ex-wife Toya Carter, opted to press that fans and media alike continue to support the rapper, and chastised those who have abandoned him.

With two freestyles (“Swag Surfin’,” “Wasted”) recently leaking from Wayne’s anticipated mixtape No Ceilings, the Williams brothers confirmed that Wayne will continue to receive the label’s full backing during this dark period.

“Wayne has our love and commitment during this difficult time. We always have and always will stand behind him,” the Williams brothers said.

As reported earlier, Lil Wayne is expected to serve at least 8 months of the 1 year prison sentence.

Lil Wayne and DJ Drama’s No Ceilings mixtape will be released on October 31.

corentin Would You Eat That?? Windows 7 burger in Japan .....Nasty

50 Cent - "Crime Wave" Official Movie Music Video

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Who we are

CONN5, Phase II of the Connoisseur Movement.

The Connoisseur Group is a multi-faceted marketing media and project
management firm. CONN5 creates branding solutions and multi-media
strategies to reach fashionable, lifestyle-conscious,
socially-responsible individuals.
Officially Established in 2005, the Connoisseur Group is an
amalgamation of creative and motivated forces from various sectors of
our vast network. Artists of various mediums and forms along with
enthusiasts of many types merged to achieve their ever-continuing
creation and cultivation of art, fashion, and lifestyle. The use of
the term Connoisseur is intended to be held to its true definition
and is prevalent in everything in which the group is involved. Current
projects with SJDigiprint and various booking agencies as well as a
video film crew and editors are currently and consistently in
progress.

One of the movement's most notable subdivisions was the 533 Boutique.
Its motto was as follows:

Connoisseur 533 is a store that is not affected by trends, pop stars,
or “the next hot thing.” Connoisseurs, as the definition states, are
people with discriminating tastes -people who can decide for
themselves what is fly, and what is not. Connoisseur 533 is a space
for such people. It’s a platform where designers are presented
cleanly, in a no-frills atmosphere. A place without pretentiousness,
for people who appreciate fresh design. We are not concerned with the
popularity contest because fashion is a matter of taste.
In Hopeful yet uncertain times, the Connoisseur Group opted to leave
the storefront retail behind and move in new directions. The retail
market had become saturated, then stagnant. The group opted to
strengthen from within, utilizing other elements of the network.
Partnerships within our network have allowed us to delve deeply into
full-service branding from inception (or introduction) to design and
development, print and media placement to implementation and
management. Closely-associated individuals within our network are
professionals in fields such as:

Marketing, Promotions, Event Production, Viral Marketing, Graphic
Design, Web Design, Photography, Cinematography, Fine Art, Functional
Art and Craft, Tattoo Art, Modeling, Fashion Design, Production and
Marketing, Performers and Other Music Industry Professionals, Digital,
Offset, and Wide Format Printing, Installation and Other Post-Print
Production

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Casual - I Didn't Mean To90's

Battle Drum (uncut version)




Hieroglyphics "Battle Drum" (uncut version) from the Marvel VS Capcom 2 soundtrack. Produced By Domino. Video Directed by Andrew Georgopoulos and Paul Trillo

Dj Drama keeps serving that Gangsta Grillz Heat......

In case you've been living under a rock I'm about to serve you with the latest Dj Drama collabos. As always they do not disappoint. Be on the lookout for French Montana, he's about to blow up in a major way.

French Montana - Cocaine Konvicts
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Dj Drama x Gucci Mane: The Movie 3 the Burrrprint
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http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GWPV4MMP

Dj Dram x Juicy J and Project Pat: Play Me Some Pimpin
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http://rapidshare.com/files/290758817/Play_me_some_pimpin_2.rar

Dj Drama x Cory Gunz: Heir to the throne

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http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HVHGP53P

Even this surprised the hell out of me
Dj Drama x Tony Yayo: Gangstas Paradise

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http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5civek0m

And in case you've really been sleeping heres mixtape of the year.....
Dj Drama x Cam'Ron: Boss Of All Bosses

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http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WG1PW69U
Now hurry your asses up and d/l this before they get taken down. Also be on the lookout for that Boss Of All Bosses 2.

The Premium Fucking Label!

Best start stacking all your frogskins cause the fam over at The Premium Label are dropping some fucking heat this upcoming season and I know damn well I'm going to be picking up many if not all of it. If you missed their last season with the Cocaine Chanel motif I know you're kicking yourself in the ass for it. You don't want to be doing that this winter when they drop their play on the LV logo as well. It's already creating a big buzz, Por favor believe it!

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By the way, Conn533 is still alive and kicking. Fuck what you heard. We're doing big thangs, just wait till those projects bubble to the top.

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