Monthly Archives: April 2011

Valley of Death

Judging by the 12,300 sales in the first week, not many people paid attention to Fat Joe’s “The Darkside Vol.1” last year, including me. Shame really, I missed out on this diamond in the rough produced by Cool and Dre.

Fat Joe – Valley of death


Supra x Factory 413

Part of Supra’s ongoing collaboration with Factory 413, the “Cutler”  is given a American-brewing inspired colour-way. The shoe has super clean silhouette, and grey and navy uppers, hinting at a light beer, are subtly complemented by the red eyelets. The shoe is comprised of a vulcanized sole and has “Satin” SUPRATUF® material (whatever that is). Limited to 413 pairs worldwide, these are sequentially numbered on the inside of the tongue, include beer cap-inspired appliques and come packaged in custom-built 12-pack boxes.

They available at Foot Patrol.

Head Porter – The Backpack

Head Porter is a Japanese baggage fashion label started by the urban-legend and somewhat man of mystery, Hiroshi Fujiwara. His story deserves a post in itself, just know that this guy inspired Nigo, the creator of the ever-popular BAPE, yes, Fujiwara was Nigo’s sensei of sorts, and has been in the business for over 20 years. I really like this colourful “Day Pack” range, but, with the £130 price tag its not for the faint hearted.  They are available on THE HIDEOUT.

If you’ve got a spare couple of minutes, I recommend you read Fujiwara’s Interview on INTERVIEW MAGAZINE.

Typoe Confetti Death

Woah, this is crazy. This is the excellent work of  Miami-based street artist Typoe, amply titled “Confetti Death”.


(Curren$y + Prodigy) x The Alchemist

This past week rappers Curren$y and Prodigy of Mobb Deep released free studio albums respectively. Note that they are indeed studio albums and not mixtapes, whatever that means. The connection between them lies with this man, known as The Alchemist, producer extraordinaire.


Kerin Rose

Ideally, I would’ve wrote this a couple of years ago after watching the “Run This Town” video and asking myself where did Rihanna get those ridiculous sunglasses? Then I would’ve done some research and discovered Kerin Rose, creator of outré eye accessories


El Clásico x4

In what is hyped to be the most important “fortnight-and-a-bit in the history of Spanish football“, Barcelona and Real Madrid are set to play each other four times in eighteen days. The first encounter, a league match at the Bernabeu in Madrid took place on saturday, ending in a 1-1 draw. The next match is on wednesday for the Copa del Rey, and Champion’s League Semi-Final legs the week after.