Featured Kick-A-Holic: Aaron

His love for kicks started with the incomparable Air Jordan 10 (X) Retro - Ice Blues (White / Obsidian - Ice Blue - Varsity Red) or with the remarkable Air Jordan 13 (XIII) Retro - Flints (French Blue / University Blue - Flint Grey)….(he doesn’t remember) but either way, you can’t go wrong. Sneakers are both a hobby and a sort of obsession…..and from the looks of it, its only going grown. Big ups to spending an obscene amount of time and money this shit son!!!!

Precious Moments

Why do I feel so...alone
pretending not to be so pretentious
smiling when it warrants tears
laughing when…

my mornings are warm…
the sun kisses my eyelids, as if to gently welcome me back
a split second between unconsciousness and this world
just for the single moment where my dream is...true
just before my eyes see clearly
before i encounter the heart wrenching void my day faces

my mornings are warm…
i wish life only existed in this realm
where i dint realize the coldness that is reality
where the dream world and this one don’t quite meet
if this was the purgatory that those old ladies in head scarves warned of, then damn... let me stay

my mornings are warm...
i don’t really know what to think of heaven
but damn, if its anything like this morning,
i wouldn’t feel so...alone
i would have you, now, later, till i take my last…
that however doesn't exist...right?
so i laze in those 2 seconds
where my dream girl isn’t in my dreams...
shes real, just as beautiful
just as.........
i don't know how long dreams last
but i would imagine its until they come true...


Knock You Down

[Kanye West]
Tell me now can you make past your caspers
So we could finally fly off into NASA
to seem to only date the head of football teams,
and i was the class clown that always kept you laughing
we were never meant to be, baby we just happened
so please don't mess up the trick,
hey young world, i'm the new slick rick,
they say i move to quick but we can't let this moment past us,
let the hour glass pass right into ashes
let the wind blow the ashes right before my glasses
so i wrote this love letter right before my classes
how could a goddess ask someone that's only average, for advice
o-m-g you listen to that bitch?
woah is me, baby this is tragic
cause we had it, we was magic
i was flying, now i'm crashing
this is bad, real bad, michael jackson
now i'm mad, real mad, joe jackson
you should leave your boyfriend now, i'ma ask him

Space Jams???

apparently these sick 11s are due to drop this December...which brings this years total of j's to 4!!!!

Pooh Bear

the cooling breeze carries relief
at the same time, it hints at bitter intent
so what in the world am I suppose to feel
what exactly is the path the leads to everyone winning
because secret potions don’t exist
simple answers never arrive on time
noble intentions are often warped into cruel actions
how do u apologize for incessant mistakes
hurting you is both unintended and deliberate
trying to build bridges leads to unwanted connections
remaining stagnant is a map to the end
but it seems only then can all the variables be satisfied
go straight to pain, do not pass hurt, do not collect
remember when we christoper robin and poo bear
nothing in this world could hurt us
nothing could come between our HONEY
shes my day, you’re my night
the sun rises when shes with me
the moon illuminates the darkness when you smile
so really, truly, from the soul, im sorry
everyone else’s joy seems to be contingent on my unhappiness
for foreseeable future, I know this is how it has to be
and that I can live with and die for


i had a mouth full of chicken sandwich which never made it to my stomach because of this..haha

Family Guy Spinoff???

i dont know how i feel about this yet
...and this is #100!!!!

SOOO HIGHHHHH: Supra SkyTop NS(Black / Studded)

THEY'RE HIGH, THER PATENT LEATHER.....NEED I SAY MORE??? Well i will, notice the studs on the side panels which accent the sleek stream line of the shoe. Like all the Sky tops, they offer the ankle support with that massive tongue. LOOK FOR THESE TO BE ON THE "COPED" LIST VERY SOON!!!!

Nike Air Trainer III (Snakeskin)

The sport a unique color combination consisting of grey with charcoal and volt yellow accents. Highlighting the shoe is the snakeskin-like treatment seen around the toebox. The midsole also features a design similar to that of the Air Jordan 8 (VIII) model. Look for them now at Mita as they retail for about $150(doubt it will be this high though)(via kicksonfire)

First Elected Ethiopian-American Judge!!!!!!

Judge Nina Ashenafi Richardson

Born in Ethiopia, Nina came to the U.S. as a young girl and was raised by her late father Professor Ashenafi Kebede, the renowned Ethiopian composer and musicologist, who was the Founder and first Director of the National Saint Yared School of Music in Ethiopia. In the United States, he taught Ethnomusicology and served as the Director of the Center for African-American Culture at Florida State University, where his daughter later earned her law degree. He was also the Director of the Ethiopian Research Council, comprised of Ethiopian and American academics and professionals, which was founded by African American scholar Leo Hansberry.

Judge Nina, a mother of two, who is married to former State Legislator Curtis Richardson, was also the the first African-American woman to head the Tallahassee Bar Association and the first African-American to lead the Tallahassee Women Lawyers. (via tadias magazine)
BIG UPS!!!!!!

SHE CAN GET IT(in ethiopia): Liya Kebede

i'm not very fond of supermodels, but damn she is sexy anddddd.....SHE FROM ETHIOPIA!!!!! THEREFORE BANG BANG


The Boombox Watch

The good folks at Flud Watches just put another classic retro icon back on your wrist with the Boombox Watch. This push button digital watch comes complete with slick details accurate from the speakers to the handlebar. One quick push reveals a sharp red LED display.(via hypebeast)

COMME des GARCONS BLACK x Bearbrick T- Shirt Collection

Celebrating the recent opening of their BLACK concept store Aoyama, Japan, Comme des Garcons and Medicom Toy present a selection of new items from their collaborative efforts. Aside from the previous toy projects, both brands enter the realm of fashion with various Comme des Garcons produced t-shirts and long-sleeve button downs bearing a black Bearbrick applique. (via hypebeast)


Window Blues

I sleep with windows open
I sleep with eyes wide
in case you would come walking
in case you'd change your mind

but don't (straing) yourself for me
don't break yourself for me
don't lose your selfish ways for me

I keep a leash around you
and I keep it nice and tight
in case you would go walking
over forbidden (lines)

but don't go all soft on me
don't come across for me
don't lose your selfish ways over me

un deux trois
quatre cinq six
a hundred times of (...)
you keep on flocking out
you keep me wanting more

un deux trois
quatre cinq six
a hundred times is fine
for you I go all line
oh my, where is my mind?

I keep my window open
I keep it open wide
so keep me keep it open
oh, keep me on your mind

by Lykke Li


The Raging Bull Pack consists of two colorways in the classic Air Jordan 5 (V) model. One (pictured here)sports a red suede upper along with a black midsole and 3M material on the tongue. (via kicksonfire)I DO NOT HAVE TO TELL U HOW WACK THIS IS!!! What a way to ruin a classic design with a wack ass colorway. These new releases have been the recent staple of the jordan brand. Awful colorways, terrible player exclusives, and new designs like the 6 rings, the philly, etc. (i will write about this in more detail soon) JUST KNOW THAT THE JORDAN BRAND IS FUCKIN UP!!!


Los Angeles based August Bradley is a conceptual, fashion, and portrait photographer creating distinctive images for clients ranging from designer labels to large consumer brands to lifestyle magazines.(via k-west)


Casio G-Shock (Pink)

Throw Back Vid




Marimekko Umbrellas

The umbrellas feature some noteworthy patterns including polka dots(pcitured above), strips and 2 colorways. Forty bucks is a lot to spend on an umbrella when a plain Jane version will get the job done equally as well, but being fly has no bounds!!!(via hypebeast)

SHE CAN GET IT: Zoe Saldana

Zoe, a combination of both Dominican and Puerto Rican descent, which we all know = deliciousness, is both beautiful and talented. She was has starred in movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean, The Terminal, and Guess Who; all of which love!!! What you may not know, and the reason she can get it, is her next role. She will play the great Nichelle Nichols role as Lieteneant Uhura in the up and coming motion picture remake of Star Trek (which I will write about in the near future). Oh and she was on drum line but I have selective memory and a low tolerance for shit so I don’t want to go any further.

I Want You

u have arrived at destination always
seeing colors of misappropriated signs
walk through long, untouched hallways
now of all days
distant love-hate, is what it portrays

i dream of the past many
sleep with the future one
while the present has nightmares
in the end, inevitably undone

dont know what u got till its gone
stuck between the nothing and nothingness
nothing is on but all seems drawn
greener then a springs lawn
relations like ATMs, all withdrawn

the scorn of a mad black women
believe the buzz of a bee
where, what, why, how
asked her if i agree

misunderstood to the point of goodbye
heart weeps, realizing the reality
no supply of what comes in July
damn near every after, no reply
let me in, let me in, simple deny

drenched in the tears of the father
answer seem to be subliminal
brown skin girl; dark, loving heart
questions have always been pivotal

stretch the ability of a time
not wanting what each tick brings
words appear to be sublime
rhyme to a beat, stopping at a dime
stuck at the base, no room to climb

John Witherspoon on New York

KanYe’s Rapping Again!!!!!!!

OK!!! Now I did not hate 808’s, in fact I loved it. Thing is, unlike most people I just took it for what it was. BUTTTTTTTTTTT, with a slew of new singles, Mr. West is back doing what he does best:

Make me nod my head back and forth(almost retartedly)
Tap my feet
and ohh and ahhh at some hot lines surrounded by sudle poetry


Levi van Veluw's season's appearance photo series are self-portraits, drawn and photographed by himself: a one-man-process


Moving down the streams of my lifetime
Pulls the fascination in my sleeve
Cooling off the fire of my longing
Boiling off my cold within his heat
Melting down the walls of inhibition
Evaporating all of my fears
Baptizing me into complete submission
Dissolving my condition with his tears

Coursing through my senses, he's prevailing
Floating through the space of my design
Drowning me to find my inside sailing
Drinking in the mainstream of his mind
Filling up the cup of my emotions
Spilling over into all I do
If I only I could get lost in his ocean
Surviving on the thought of loving you

Bathing in the fountain of his essence
He causes my expression to remain
Humbled on a mountain by his presence
Washing my intentions with his name
Sealing off the floodgates of his passions
Saving all his liquid for his own
Moisturizing me to satisfaction
In my imagination? No no!
He's pouring out his soul to me for hours and hours
Drawing out my nature with his hands
Yearning I'm so thirsty for his power
Burning to be worthy of his land

(excerpt: just like the waters, Ms. Lauryn Hill)

Sick Hat

Upper Playground x New Era - UPLB 59FIFTY Fitted Cap - Boston Stranglers

Designed in conjunction with creative agency Morning Breath, the Upper Playground fictional baseball league constitutes urban legends and stereotypes on each of the 12 teams/cities represented. The Chicago Racketeers, harks back to the city’s gangland days. As the major city with the worst crime rate, there is New York Pickpockets. San Francisco Panhandlers for that city’s candor attitude towards homelessness. There is even a team not represented, the Miami Kilos, since illicit drug trade never should be taken lightly. Each is characterized with a dose of cynicism, humor and fun.




Kanye West x Louis Vuitton

Besides the collaboration that Kanye West has with Nike on the Air Yeezy, the producer/rapper will also be collaborating with French fashion house, Louis Vuitton, on a larger collection of high fashion sneakers. The collection will include a High Top sneaker as well as a Low Top sneaker that some of you may have already seen. The collection is scheduled for a June release date at Louis Vuitton stores worldwide. via BKRW...This is actually the only color way i like, therefore its the only one i posted. ;)


Khoda from Reza Dolatabadi on Vimeo.
This five minute video was made by Reza Dolatabadi as his graduate film in college. It took over two years to complete and is comprised of 6,000 individual paintings shown at a rate of 20 per second. (via k-west)


The Nike Air Yeezy will release in Spring 2009. Three colorways will be available. The first in April 2009 will be the Zen Grey/LT Charcoal color way, followed this will be followed in May by a Black/ Black version, and in June with the final Net/Net color way(via hypebeast).....if u notice you can the the traces of the jordan 3s, 5's, and 6's. This shoe is a signature vintage nike design, much like the beloved designs of the 90's.

University of DRx for SOPH. - Vest Collection

DrRomanelli teamed up with SOPHNET. to create a University of DRx Vest Collection for the Japanese brand and retailer. The Spring/Summer Vest Collection put together by the two brands takes inspiration from various colleges in the US and pieces them together on high quality premium vests. The entire collection is made from vintage Letterman jackets and collegeiate sweatshirts from the 1940’s and 1950’s. The University of DRx Collection will be available exclusively at SOPHNET. stores in Japan. via DRx(via freshnessmag)

Trippin: When Nurture Goes Way to Far

When do you draw the line? When does caring and love turn into a sick ritual? This isn’t love, this isn’t caring; this is simply a women that is using her children for her own shortcomings. How sick do you truly have to be to believe that you eight year old benefits from breastfeeding? And how can a father and a husband sit back while something this sick is happening under his watch? Honestly i'm repulsed beyond words!!!

Now, with that being said…..this shit is 2 funny!!! Honestly like the subject matter is dead serious but damn, some of the dialogue in this vid is just flat out funny. Call me sick, call me an ass but the poor eight year old named her moms boob. As nasty as this may be, it’s funny as shit 2.