Growing up in Southern California, you knew about Tribal Gear if you had any connection with the Southern California street culture at all…because they were all over it …I have been very blessed over the years to build a friendship with Mr Ruiz that I am very honored by and proud of…So seeing people like Bobby Hundreds who has a popular, growing, and successful street brand, going to San Diego and paying respect publicly to Bobby at Tribal is very cool to see. I love when my friends and good people get the credit and the respect they deserve. (more…)
“2 Kings” is Rick Ross latest single from his new album “God forgives, I dont” …The Video is very cool…I especially like the old Dr Dre footage…I cant say I love the bars they spit…because they have all spit much better…and it doesn’t sit right with me that Rick Ross is in this context as if he has anywhere near the history or credibility of Jay or Dre…dont get me wrong I like Ross but he is not OG …But good for Ross having Dre and Jay co sign him… Ross is dope but still more on a catchy rap pop star kind of way… Jay-Z and Dr Dre are real kings in the rap game. Proven
Brixton come out of my hometown of Oceanside,California. Originally just hats I think, but now they went on to make some other great clothes and accessories. Knowing the guys involved makes me extra proud of them and how far they have come, they are stand up guys with class. I wish them continuous growth and success with Brixton and whatever other endeavors they involve themselves with. Here is a little video of their 2012 fall collection that I found on Hypebeast. (There is a few shots of my favorite surf spot growing up, south side Oceanside pier)
All the best to Dave and Pete and the rest of the good people at Brixton,
Some good west coast hip hop right here, King Fantastic did a great job with this joint and Kristina Rose killed it. A great video and song, a genius idea, white girl mouthing the words,amazing. Much better video then a bunch of dudes driving rented Bentleys waving stacks of money. west up.
*There is some nudity and cursing, don’t watch or listen if that sort of thing offends you < Thats you mom. I personally like women, hip hop, and am not bothered by cursing, obviously.
La Coka Nostra
Founded in late 2005 with no intention to record an album, La Coka Nostra was more a loose collective of artists connected through Danny Boy than a group. Having taken time off from rap after the break-up of House of Pain, Danny Boy took to working in video production and fashion as well as mentoring other artists. He met Slaine in Boston and, impressed with his writing, brought him to L.A. to record some tracks. Eventually it turned into more of a group effort including the former members of House of Pain and Ill Bill, as well as associates from Psycho Realm, Special Teamz and others. It was not until early 2006 that the current line up solidified, plans to release an album were first voiced later the same year…
I must have heard this at least ten years ago, I feel the messages every time I listen. It may be old but the message is very pertinent. Play this for your kids, play this for yourself.
”Don’t worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blind side you at 4 PM on some idle Tuesday.”
It must have been ten years ago that I seen Blueprint perform with Atmosphere in a small club in San Diego, some shows and artist are easy to forget, that show wasn’t and this dude ain’t. Thanks to Riki-Kay for sending me a link to this one . This is some good shit right here. Get with it kids, this is hip hop. Thanks Blueprint and Rymesayer’s for putting out some serious quality.
“all they want to do is rhyme about their shoes and gear.. they sound like chicks talking about they nails and hair”
Positive mental attitude!
Look in my eyes
Tell me what you see
No trace of ignorance
Inside of me
Free from guilt
Proud of the friendships
That I’ve built
Think positive PMA!
Live positive PMA!
Act positive PMA!
Positive mental attitude!
Here is a great video from you tube, of my dear friend Tim Hendricks in his machine shop. I am proud to have in my collection a few hand made Tim Hendricks tattoo machines. I use a Tim Hendricks machine at least twice a day.
One of the things about a tattoo machine that I value the most is what I call the “mojo” of the machine (the soul that is put into it by the builder). Every machine has a little bit of its own; “mojo”, where it came from, the style of the frame, the time it was being built, who was in the room, the engraving on the machine, the wraps of the coils, all these little things give a tattoo machine something special. If your a tattooer and you don’t have a Tim Hendricks tattoo machine, your kinda missing out on some good shit, seen and unseen. If you know Tim even half as well as I know Tim, you know that he really knows his shit when it comes to a tattoo machine, also he’s one of the best natured people I know. Get some of that “mojo” you wont be sorry. Tattoo machines made with intelligence, heart and soul. website> SaltwaterTattoo.com twitter> @saltwatertattoo
Thank you Tim for making some of the tools I can make a living with. And being a true friend. C/S