Why does this album remind me of The Love Below? If you’re not a long time reader of the blog then you probably don’t know I’m the hugest fan of Andre 3000′s The Love Below and live and die by its lyrics and composition. From it’s psychedelic mind wandering melodies to its catchy funk chorus hooks, the New Coast Blues EP is a surprise package of modern blues and hip-hop. Incredibly well produced and mastered, this EP caught me by surprise.
Well-Bred Delinquentz is an independent Hip-Hop duo from South Florida consisting of ‘Bass’ (Sebastian Carandang) and ‘Kid Zordon’ (John Diaz). They originally started by the name of ‘The Putty Pal Program’ as a comedy rap duo, during High School, in 2007. They have released 7 projects as the Well-Bred Delinquentz. They are currently still working on more projects, such as self-produced mixtapes, albums, and visuals.
I’m all for hip-hop that really isn’t hip-hop and this can pass as alternative and even indie rock and funk at times. Along the lines of XXYYXX with actual lyrics it’s the kind of music that takes you on an actual sonic journey. I love it, and if you have time the small six track EP is enough to keep on repeat as you work on your computer and realize its played 10 times. Yeah, It’s good.
Always delightfully surprised to see Miami, or in this case Naples locals create great quality products. You have a new fan.
I love Miami. This city is open territory for all things entertainment, creative, and the arts. So its natural that someone would want to bring fashion into the mix and create a film festival that primary focuses on the fashion industry and the people, places, and ideas that fuel it. Taking place at the O Cinema right in Wynwood on September 12-15, 2013, the festival will showcase documentaries, shorts, and narratives films — produced both locally and internationally. Theres something for film and fashion lovers alike.
“Our overall mission is to collectively evolve and diversify the way we experience fashion in our community and expand the dialogue on fashion as a thematic extension of the arts. Fashion is much more than clothes. Fashion is an artistic and creative lifeline for many,” says Grace M. Castro, Founder of the Fashion Inspires More.
The festival is the brainchild of Fashion Inspires More, a fashion infused non-profit Miami-based community arts organization formed in 2013. By creating collaborative projects that intermix fashion with multiple art disciplines including film, photography, writing, and design they are able to educate the public on various causes, opportunities, and overall culture within the industry.
Featuring an exclusive kick-off party, a film costume and photography exhibit, guest speakers, a fashion show, pop-up shops, and a closing party celebrating the festival’s anticipated success the event sounds like a fun week for all the fashionistas in Miami. It’s for a great cause benefiting the Fashion Inspired More arts organization and encouraging energy in the South Florida culture community. Love to see people doing great and unique things for a positive cause.
So, after rain, mud, and no power THE COLLECTION Pop-Up Shop was a big success!
It was our first time getting out into the field to bring you guys our online boutique in physical form. We collaborated with a wonderful street market that goes down each Second Saturday at Miami’s Art Walk. We planned and scavenged for the right products for this very special debut and we were happy to have satisfied customers! The market has various vendors from all different avenues. There was everything from home-made candles to tasty treats and African art. Our neighbors included a great local street artist named Frank and a home goods booth. We enjoyed the creative individuals and hungry entrepreneurs and really loved the energy of the whole lot.
Miami is bi-polar weather-wise. It can be sunny one minute and pouring raining the next. Our Saturday started out dark and cloudy and after a few hours of setting up out table then rushing to cover it up with plastic garbage bags we stuck it out and survived the rain. At the end, we ended up with a better location after the rain died out (and so did a few vendors, as many abandoned ship and left their good spots in the market!) We ended up with a prime location and some great foot traffic.
We really enjoyed ourselves and even saw a couple great friends and loyal supporters. From Tamar to Da Camp and ASAP P and the gang, we really enjoyed seeing our friends out there. Also cannot forget our wonderful team who helped us set up and even moved our table in the mud to our better location. They know who they are!
We really enjoyed this enough to say, next Art Walk we will be there again, braving it out and showing brand new quality items! We loved the energy of meeting you guys in person! Always stay updated with THE COLLECTION and come to the POP-UP SHOPS for reduced prices and quality service
8&9 Clothing had the opportunity to link with sneaker aficionado SneakerBoxClyde, owner of InsideTheSneakerBox.com and Creative Director/Buyer at 1973 By Mr. R’s in Miami. He’s also family with the 2DopeBitches team. The man does a lot. We mean A LOT. From running with Mr. R’s for years to falling into creating the new 1973 brand with Mr. R’s – he’s activity striving to put Miami on the map of the respected street wear scene. Check out the video above to find out more about the man behind 1973 and his love for the advertising/branding business, his vices, the sneaker culture, favorite sneaker designers, Miami’s influence and much more.
Footage by @iLoveDeviant x @RobDade. Edited by @iLoveDeviant. #8and9Life - 8and9.com
Last week I think we were all surprised to hear that Travis Scott announced he was partnering up with T.I. as an artist on his Grand Hustle recording label. The G.O.O.D. Music trained producer and rapper released his first single Upper Echelon on radio interview with DJ Skee. The single features the energy expected from T.I. and 2 Chainz but Scott’s energy and production in itself is a refreshing take on the usual Trap music with a more dark feel. Miami Marci compiles his rendition of the debut surprisingly adding more energy to the track with crafted builds and drops at just the right times. Listen and Enjoy.
In 1992 Reebok was looking to strengthen their presence on the basketball courts – so they teamed up with Shaquille O’Neal to create the SHAQ ATTAQ, a lightweight stability shoe that features pump technology on the tongue. Being re-released in select retailers this April 19th, 1973 by Mr.R has put together quite the Miami launch party for the retro sneaker. I’ll be out here in full force supporting the team, so you should be as well.
Food by Cheeseburger Baby
Music by Miami Marci
Drinks by Ciroc
Where: 1973 by Mr. R (100 16th Street Miami Beach, FL 33139)
When: April 18th (10PM-1AM)
I’m a Southern girl at heart and nothing throws me back better than a little Kirk Franklin. When I hear AND watch this video I immediately think of Summers in Mobile, Alabama as a child with my Aunt Norma (yeah, I got my name from her). On her estate, my sister and I had to sneak watching music videos and we fell in love with the Holy Spirit! Man, you have no idea. After watching this video we made our Mom buy the Nu Nation Project by Kirk Franklin on tape and then it started a Kirk Franklin fad that continued until The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin album in 2002 (great album by the way, you should take a listen!).
Taking a refreshed and more mature look at the video, I noticed really how much fun everyone is having in the video! Sheesh, It looks like a party and there’s even a cameo of Coolio in it. If church was that exciting I’d probably go more often. Other than that Kirk Franklin has the God-given gift to make gospel music that is both commercially successful and really fun and enjoyable. Listening to his music always has me singing in the car. Anyways, hope you enjoy this throwback as much as I did!
Saturday, April 13 Miami based 8&9 Clothing company will host its third Artist Series event with hip hop legend Styles P. The RSVP event will be held in the company’s private showroom from 6-7 pm. Fans will have a chance to listen to grab an autograph, meet Styles and check out all of 8&9′s latest clothing. Advance tickets will also be available for that evening’s 8&9 sponsored Styles P concert to be held at The Stage Miami.
“Styles is a perfect fit for our artist series; we’re excited to host this event. I’m a Styles fan and it’s great for the city to have these up close experiences concerts can’t provide,” says Ray Guilbault 8&9 founder. The 8&9 Showroom will open to the public for this special event 12-9 on Saturday with the meet and greet running from 6-7pm, beverages provided by Remy V and sounds by DJ Heron.
The Showroom meet & greet after party will be at The Stage Miami where fans will be treated to a rare South Florida performance from the D Block star. L.M.S. and SIN will open for Styles P with giveaways courtesy of 8&9 Clothing and music by DJ Heron.For more information on The Showroom, Styles P meet & greet or the concert after party ,ask 8&9 on twitter @8and9 email showroom(at)8and9(dot)com or text 305.747.1706.
Miami Trap Ambassador and producer Miami Marci has released his first mix in a series he dubs, TROPICAL TRAPPING VOL. 1. His first of a compilation of carefully prepared mixes and podcasts, Miami Marci perfectly introduces electronica and new genres to the elemental Trap music which has become popular recently but which is a primary influence to diversity of Miami Marci’s sound.
Starting with Miami’s best kept secret Bobby Biscayne and ending with Packs by Migos, you hear a little something familiar and a bit not so familiar as you get into TROPICAL TRAPPING. Looking forward to more mixes by this talented artist.
Thought I’d share some of my favorite looks from Dimepiece Designs lately with our readers. I’m infatuated with women’s street-wear and the evolution of what its become throughout the years. It’s less street-wear and more high-fashion ‘comfy’ oriented, if that make any sense. The amazing women over at Dimepiece Designs have been creating unique and forward-thinking pieces since 2007, and I’ve been a fan since high school. Their lookbooks are great style guides and always give me great ideas on how to dress even without Dimepiece on. This Los Angeles based brand created by Ashley Jones and Laura Fama screams Downtown-Los-Angeles-thrift-girl-who-effortlessly-looks-amazing. It’s everything you wish you could pull off. Sports-bras with mesh tops and cut off hoodies with pointed high-heel boots. I love all their new looks and I literally cannot choose which one I love more. Their new sports-bra tops are f*cking dope, especially with their geometrical neon back design. The “OH SHIT!” all over print top and leggings are dope as f*ck too. This whole collection screams Norma. Also, they have a great variety of new accessories including this very handy neon duffle bag and great graphic phone cases which feature Aaliyah and Tupac in all their glory. Can’t wait for their 2013 Womenhood collection coming soon.
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