I just got back from LA. I was sent there by Vans for their OTW launch party which was really dope. I got to meet some really good peoples, Gary of Crooked Tongues, Nick of Slamxhype, Keith Hufnagel of HUF, and Maxime Büchi of Sang Bleu. I stayed downtown for three nights and spent the first two days making the rounds to all the shops on fairfax, Robertson and Melrose with my homie Marcus. LA is always a good time but it was the last day that made a big difference. I spent 5 hours in Venice clearing my head on Abbot Kinney Blvd, one of the most relaxing neighborhoods I have ever walked through. Seeing how the locals spend their weekends there made me rethink what I was doing with my free time. Everyone was extremely friendly and relaxed. It’s really a night and day difference between the attitudes of people in Los Angeles compared to New Yorkers, even the employees working in these dope little shops were in moods that made me want to shop with them. The one store that really caught my attention was Stronghold, a premier denim shop that produce their goods on premises, something we rarely see in the United States. Abbot Kinney Blvd was the perfect place to unwind and with all I have going on this season it was a great feeling to sit down and enjoy the atmosphere in perfect weather and great surroundings. Thank you LA, i will be back real soon.

I woke up in this mood today. Classic.

Nas ft. The Firm – Affirmative Action

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Tanaya Henry models my upcoming Asics Gel Lyte III “Super Red” Shots by SQ. Release Info coming soon.

This album is very very serious. I know this track was released a while back but the last Nas verse on this track… well just listen. Nas sounds extremely comfortable rhyming with Damian on this album, perfect beats and vibe for the Queens veteran. Nah Mean is another super dope track, they both kill it.

Strong Will Continue

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Nah Mean

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In the early 90′s Big L, Young Cam, Murder Mase and McGruff were The Children Of The Corn. This track is too raw. 90′s Hip Hop is by far the best music.

Children Of The Corn – Hell Up In Harlem

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Kanye West – Robocop 

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Great Expectations is a great movie but this specific sequence is probably my favorite scene of any movie. It might not make sense for those who haven’t seen the film but you could still see where Kanye West got his inspiration from for the beat behind Robocop (1:52 mark). It’s obvious Ye is extremely passionate about his music and here is some proof. When i put designs together there are times i could relate to certain places and sceneries that play a major part in materials and colorways, it’s a little different from this but similar in some ways.

Say what you want about Chris but thats my dude right there. I see you homie!

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This summer New Balance brought out their heavy hitters. The new 587′s, 996′s, and 998′s are all amazing. We all know grey and black get along well these days and New Balance hit it right on the nose with the colorways. The 996 and 587′s are both $109.00 and the 998′s are $120, very limited runs are available today at the David Z. flagship store in soho. Shots by SQ.