Tuesday, September 22, 2009

CONN 5 Mixtape (re-issue)

Back by popular demand, we bring you the Conn 5 mix we released in support of the Peanut Butter Wolf/Shortkut jam back in February. This sexy cool out style tape has been getting alot of requests for re-release. Great for riding around on these last few sunny summer days we have here in Cali. Download, share and enjoy while we get more CDs printed.


Stay tuned to Connoisseur533.com for info on more events like this. Plus music, fashion, art and all things hip hop.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

RIP Roc Raida

REST IN POWER to a founding member of the X-Men DJ crew. Here is a statement released by the family:
Anthony Williams p/k to the world as The Legendary Grand Master Roc Raida has passed away unexpectedly today Sept 19 2009. He is survived by his wife, 3 lovely daughters, mother and friends. Raida was recently in an mixed martial arts accident, something that he has been practicing for several years. Although he had under gone 2 surgeries with great success, was released to an inpatient physical therapy facility and was in great spirits the past few days. This morning he started to have complications and passed. The family asks for privacy at this time.

Scientists Find The Gene That Produces THC


In one of the few scientific developments likely to interest both the Governor of North Dakota and Method Man, scientists at the University of Minnesota have identified the genes in cannabis that allow the plant to produce THC. Finding the genes opens the path to either create drug-free hemp plants for industrial purposes, or to develop plants with much higher concentrations of the psychotropic chemical.


Pac Div - Pac Div

Directed by Carey Williams.


Ghostface Killah - $tapleton $ex

Ghostdini: The Wizard Of Poetry (In Emerald City) in stores September 29th.

Directed by Caruso.


Mick Boogie & Peter Bjorn & John - Stay This Way (DJ Jazzy Jeff Remix) (feat. Big Pooh, Chaundon & Phil Nash)

"Re-Living Thing" mixtape, out now.

Directed and animated by Myk Dawg.


Fashawn - Life As a Shorty (feat. J. Mitchell)

The official music video for Fashawn's "Life As a Shorty" featuring J. Mitchell, from his debut album "Boy Meets World.", in stores October 20th.

Directed by Punit Dhesi



Remember Hip Hop?
Not the stuff they play on commercial radio and payola video shows
that are all about ice, swagger and shawtys. But MC's with skills
over Boom Bap beats that were dripping with style.
Here is one of my favs from back in the day when Wayne was
still potty training and you could hear Tribe on the radio.

YO this a free download,know your classic's...i broke 3 of these tapes..tapes

Friday, September 18, 2009

Marquez Vs Mayweather

This Saturday Sept 19th make sure you tune into the Marquez Vs Mayweather fight on PPV. A clash between 2 of the greatest pound for pound fighters face off. While Mayweather and his whole family decide to just talk shit and use their big ass mouths I don't think that will save them from the big heart of an Aztec Warrior that Marquez carries. After all if Pac who is quicker and does have a snap in his punch couldn't keep him down who is to say Mayweather will. Yeah Fucking Right(In the words of Dj Re-Up)!!!!!!! War Dinamita!!!! Get ready for the upset fo the year. I'm not the only one rooting for him, I know many people who are also waiting for Mayweather to get exposed. If you don't believe me watch replays of Diaz Vs Marquez and Marquez Vs Casamayor(first time Casamayor has been dropped in his proffessional carreer) along with the 2 Marquez Vs Pac fights and see how he gives them all a boxing lesson.



Thursday, September 17, 2009



The end of summer always reminds me of going back to school. So here is a mix from my school dayz, circa 1999. Classic break crate/samples from the golden era of Hip Hop. 42 tracks of total. Enjoy.

Monday, September 14, 2009

23 for Shepard Fairey


OBEY front man Shepard Fairey has put together this stunning poster of “His Airness”. The world has grown accustomed to Fairey’s style over the past 2 years or so, but this poster definitely pushes further. Supposedly, this is just the first print in a series, to come later, of the NBA’s greatest player EVER.

In case you forgot, here is some of Michael Jordan’s career stats: 5 league MVP’s, 3 All Star game MVP’s, 6 NBA Finals MVP’s, 10 All-NBA selections, 9 All-Defensive selections, 14 All Star game appearances, 10 scoring titles, 6 Championships, 2 Olympic gold medals, & NBA records for highest scoring percentage during regular season AND playoffs


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Connoisseur533 family..Patriot Ledger – “Tully Banta-Cain says he’s never satisfied”


“Tully Banta-Cain turned in possibly the most impressive play of all.” – Andy Vogt
From the Patriot Ledger website: FOXBORO — On a night where the New England defensive front put consistent pressure on Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb for most of the first half, Tully Banta-Cain turned in possibly the most impressive play of all.
Lined up against Philadelphia’s Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters on Thursday, Banta-Cain beat Peters cleanly, circled back and dropped McNabb for the sack midway through the first quarter. It was a good statement to make, given the gridlock to find a spot in the New England front seven. Yet Banta-Cain is only looking toward the next opportunity to make the big stop, perhaps in Thursday night’s second preseason game against Cincinnati.

“I’m itching to get more plays, and I’m never satisfied,” Banta-Cain said. “I always feel like I could have done something better. I got the sack, but it could have been a strip sack.”

Banta-Cain returned to New England in February after a two-year stint with the 49ers, and has always been officially classified as a linebacker. Given New England’s propensity to running the 4-3 alignment throughout training camp and against the Eagles, Banta-Cain may be turning into more of a “hand in the dirt” pass rusher coming off the edge. Which is fine with him – Banta-Cain just wants to be on the field, and his objective is the same, regardless of playing on the line or farther back in the box.

“Once the ball is hiked, you’ve got to get to the quarterback,” Banta-Cain said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re standing up, or in the three-point stance.”

In his previous stint in New England, from 2003-06 (he was a seventh-round draft pick out of California in 2003), Banta-Cain was used mostly on special teams and in passing situations, until a late-season injury to Junior Seau in 2006 vaulted him into the starting lineup. He had several strong outings during that stretch, including a seven-tackle, two-sack effort late in the year against the Texans, and then dropping Jets quarterback Chad Pennington twice in New England’s blowout win in the first round of the playoffs.

The seventh-year player has 12 sacks over his career, although he’d like to show the potential to be an every-down player.

“Hopefully as the year goes forward, I’ll be able to do more and prove that I can do more,” Banta-Cain said.

While he wasn’t specific yesterday, Patriots coach Bill Belichick hinted that Banta-Cain’s may not be as versatile as the linebacker hopes, although his ability to get to opposing quarterbacks hasn’t gone unnoticed.

“We’ve tried to narrow down his area of responsibility and focus so he can really concentrate on a few roles,” Belichick said. “Not saying he won’t have a lot of roles, but we’ve prioritized those for him and I think that’s probably enabled him to concentrate more on a few things and really get better at them.

“He’s definitely spent a lot of time on pass-rush drills and technique and protections and all those type of things.”

Regardless of his role, Banta-Cain expressed gratitude to be out of San Francisco, even though he grew up in Mountain View, Calif., less than an hour from Candlestick Park. That might stem from his reduced role in the 49ers defense after joining the unit In 2007 with a three-year contract worth just under $9 million. Banta-Cain had 59 tackles and 3.5 sacks, and made 10 starts in that season. Last year, however, he played mostly on special teams, recording only seven tackles on defense (he made 19 special teams stops), and didn’t make a start. He was then released on Feb. 11.

Through his two years in the Bay Area, Banta-Cain said he still exchanged text messages with some of his former teammates, and was glad to play catch-up after signing a free-agent deal exactly a week after getting his exit papers from the 49ers.

“It’s definitely good to be back,” he said. “The grass definitely isn’t greener on the other side. I did get a chance to go home to San Francisco, but this feels like the real home to me.”

Black Klown Clothier Film: Force The Future

instead of the traditionl catalog or look book video here is a film that we have produced in support of the Dream Series collection which is instores now. Directed by John LaCroix (Medicine Agency) using the RED camera and complete with a custom music score by Cambo.

FORCE THE FUTURE from Black Klown Clothier on Vimeo.

Dream Series at Magic from Black Klown Clothier on Vimeo.

Dream Series Photo Shoot from Black Klown Clothier on Vimeo.


Line Breaker jacket by Black Klown Clothier is now available in our online store. Line Breaker was developed and designed by Ashon Sylvester and Jerod Alexander as a hybrid biker jacket from the future. Line Breaker is made from heavy duty Cerdura nylon and features; a leather, welt pocket the the top of the jacket, 2 inside pockets a custom ribbing on the cuffs, collar & waist.




Dream Series – Available in stores & online August 2009 – Photos by Dylan Bartolini-Volk

Navin June Norling.. WHITE WASH 2009

WHITE WASH 2009 was developed and launched in the summer of 2008 at Skowhegan in Maine. The process combines painting, sculpture and performance art to create large-scale totem pole-like structures. The structure is a loose grid (4x4) of salvaged windows upon which images have been painted. The idea is based in popular culture and uses iconic images of the past juxtaposed with images of popular modern logos and celebrities. Painting these nostalgic images on the glass windows to then be white washed is to erase archaic ideals or legacies that have been outgrown.

Using found materials, traditional painting and performance art, WHITE WASH 2009 recontextualizes and integrates these elements. The effect is a wall of windows that lack framing but still create the illusion of shelter despite the absence of a roof. The windows are stacked upon themselves in a seemingly haphazard fashion that gives the illusion of instability and unsettles the sense of a secure structure, leaving in its place an unconventional billboard.


Magic 2009 bngphotography@gmail.com





Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ghostface’s Wizdom of the Week 1, 3, and 4....Schoolin' the youth

Watermelon Soda With Black Girl Eatin It & White Boy On Other Side Being Sold In Target! "Im Gettin Upset Already" (Harlem People Saying Its Serious &

AllthingsHarlem reports "One of our producers visited this Target on 225th St., in New York City and made an interesting discovery. In the beverage aisle he found this soda with a black girl eating watermelon on a can. It reminded us of the caricatures of America's racist past.
Update. One of our viewers said This company is cuban based. Furthermore the company has been around since the 1940's.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Connoisseur533/Conn5 new family. Talenthouse

Connoisseur533/Conn5 new family.
Talenthouse is the world's first all creative community. Beginning with film, fashion, art, music and photography Talenthouse empowers all artists to create original content, collaborate with each...

Friday, September 04, 2009

Using I Am T-Pain Iphone Auto-Tune App

Instructional video for those who dare to buy it.....enjoi....


Bape Kid Cudi x Milo T-Shirt

Bape Kid Cudi x Milo T-Shirt

For Fashion’s Night Out, Bape got together with Kid Cudi and created the Kid Cudi x Milo T-Shirt. The t-shirt will be released in black on September 10th at 6pm at the Bape NYC store. I think I like Cudi's lyrical skills more than the shirt, but its still dope.


The Hundreds Magazine Issue 1

The Hundreds Magazine Issue 1

After a first teaser yesterday, we now have more information on the first issue of The Hundreds Magazine.

Announcing the premiere issue of The Hundreds Magazine, which, believe it or not, has been one of the long-term goals of the brand since day one. To get things off to a good start, entertainment personality Olivia Munn graces the cover, and you’ll find a feature interview with her inside. There’s also an interview with L.A.-based tattoo artist Jun Cha followed by a preview of new products he designed for The Hundreds. Similarly, there’s an article on artist/sculptor Lance Montoya, who famously designed album covers for Primus, and has recently produced original artwork for The Hundreds too. Fans of the brand will be happy to see that there’s plenty of continuity with The Hundreds’ famous online magazine, including the Ask Yasi page, as well as a “A Day in the Life…YNOT” photo feature. Additional lifestyle features include Ben Hundreds’ guide to eating in Downtown LA, and Bobby Hundreds’ “Ten Albums That I Like (But Music Snobs Will Probably Hate Me For).” And in case you were wondering, there’s no shortage of fashion coverage either, including a Fall 2009 preview, the Fall 2009 product guide, a Fall 2009 Footware guide, a Holiday 2009 preview, the Holiday 2009 product guide, plus profiles of the THLA and THSF retail locations. 74 pages. Also includes a sticker sheet and shoelaces.

Now available at THLA and THSF, hitting the online store next Tuesday, and arriving at The Hundreds retailers worldwide next week.


SE Bikes 2010 OM Flyer $100 Bill Wrap

SE Bikes 2010 OM Flyer $100 Bill Wrap

We get a first look at the upcoming SE Bikes 2010 OM Flyer $100 Bill Wrap.

SE has just released some pics of their super rad 2010 OM Flyer $100 Bill Wrap. The newest incarnation of this retro frame bike is clearly meant to stimulate your personal economy through the “mind on my money / money on my mind” philosophy it embodies, although it’s gonna cost you eight $100 bills to get one.”


Poor Loooooser...... College Football Player Dropped: Legarrette Blount Punches Player & Now Is Suspended For Entire Season!


Not cool at all.......


nuff said........damn


How To Rob A Mac Store

Look for these and many other "HOT" products on ebay craigslist or any local corner where fine electronics can be sold.......How much for a mac book pro, hook a brother up....


Adjust Your Color Trailer



Todd James X Stussy X Collette.....Heat


This is a collaboration between legendary New York artist Todd James (AKA Reas), Stussy, and Collette. The Todd James exhibit just opened yesterday at Collette, and this shirt serves to celebrate the show.


Need A Suit? Kid Has You Covered!

This video got over 60,000 hits in three days. That’s gotta count for something.


Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry - SF Screening

Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry is a feature length documentary exploring the roots of American tattooing through the life of its most iconoclastic figure, Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins. Considered by many the foremost tattoo artist of all time, Collins is the father of modern day tattooing, whose uncompromising lifestyle and larger than life persona made him an American legend. Through rare interviews, photographs and hours of archival footage, Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry: The Life and Times of Norman Keith Collins, explores the past, present and future of the global tattooing phenomenon.

Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry A Film About the Life and Times of American Tattoo Master, Norman J. Collins San Francisco Film Screening
Tuesday, September 15th
Doors at 7pm, Screening at 8pm sharp
The Roxie Theater 3117 16th St., San Francisco
Q&A with Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry’s Director Erich Weiss
Must RSVP to gain entry Early arrival is suggested, as space is limited
Must be 21+ to enter RSVP here

After party following the screening featuring a live Sailor Jerry Band performance & Sailor Jerry Rum cocktails

Blondie’s, 540 Valencia St., San Francisco

Check the trailer here:


Tuesday, September 01, 2009


Every once in a while a highly anticipated album drops that actually meets it's expectations and then some. Sadly that was not the case for Jay-Z.

Who I'm actually talking about is none other than Raekwon the chefs highly awaited Only Built for Cuban Links part 2. After hella years of pushing this back and announcing the sequel to a classic album I had many restless nights. Tonight I will be able to sleep damn good since I got laced with an early copy of the album.

Let me just say, when this gem drops on September 8th get your ass to the store and cop it. You will not be disappointed one bit.

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