We here at 2DOPEBITCHES love it when our peers are doing great things. And when people are willing to stop at nothing to make a difference in their world, that is an admirable thing. My friend Julian, who I went to Art School with, has been working tirelessly on his company, Wynwood Skateboards, a company that aims to bring artists and skaters together.
The concept of the company is to provide high quality, USA made skateboards that feature artists’ work that people might not have seen if it wasn’t on their skateboard. They also provide tee’s, beanies, super slim “skate” wallets that hold all the essentials, 5-panel hats and one-of-a-kind tie-dye logo shirts. You can purchase a cruiser or regular “street’ board, to hang on your wall or fully equipped and ready to ride while knowing you’re purchasing a dope board with a great purpose. I want two.
One thing I’ve noticed is that there is SO MUCH dope art and talent in this city, but living here kind of makes you take it for granted. Have you ever noticed the out-of-towners and how much they LOVE Wynwood? When you live in a wack boring city, the Wynwood walls are amazing and new. That’s why I think it’s such a great idea to get that art to as many people as possible- everyone can’t just go to Art Walk every second Saturday.
They are taking donations in many forms- from just $1, or different packages like the $15 package that gives you assorted pins and stickers, the $25 options for a beanie or a shirt, up to a limited edition $150 option that get’s you a deck featuring a Wynwood artist (and signaure), along with a 5-panel hat or beanie, a slim skate wallet, a shirt AND assorted pins and stickers. You can also get ALL OF THOSE GOODIES along with the complete board- wheels, trucks, grip tape, etc, ready to ride for $175. Everything is designed and constructed here in the USA and suports Miami to the fullest!
Help a great movement and get some dope skate gear while you’re at it!
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)
This Saturday, April 13th, the guys over at DOPE ENT are bringing the West Coast group known as Pacific Division a.k.a. Pac Div to EVE in Downtown Miami along with Johnny Polygon and you know we here at 2DOPEBITCHES have you covered- we have a pair of tickets to give to a couple lucky readers ! AND, it’s an All Ages show, so everyone can enter to win !
The guys will be in Miami before hitting Tallahassee on their LIGHT UP THE NIGHT tour. Special guests include: Gabriel Royal, Educated Hustlers, Mike James and more to be announced.
So, do you want to see Pac Div and the dope lineup tear up the stage Saturday?
All you have to do is FOLLOW THE SIMPLE STEPS BELOW to enter to WIN !
Don’t want to risk not winning?
They are just $12 for General Admission and $30 for a VIP/Meet and Greet package -they will be more at the door!
EVE EVENT SPACE 1306 N Miami Ave Miami FL 33137
Doors at 8 pm, Show starts at 9 pm
See you guys there!
Last Summer we did a really fun photo shoot with our girl Tobi who runs and operates Fox House, a rad online boutique geared toward the fashion forward flower child and anyone who loves pretty things and great vintage finds. Tobi is a smart, down to earth Miami girl with a West Coast vibe, so she’s the perfect go to girl for Summer closet updates to your wardrobe! With brands like MinkPink, Somedays Lovin, High Heels Suicide and Hawk Couture, Fox House delivers consumers unique and covetable pieces that you can’t find everywhere.
Want to see what Fox House has to offer?
What’s more is that Tobi also runs the Fox House blog, where you can find new item updates, new artist highlights, tips on how to wear the pieces and lots and lots of inspiration for creating a dope outfit.
Stay updated on Facebook as well, where you’ll find new products and GIVEAWAYS/CONTESTS that are definitely worth entering !
Since it’s now officially Spring (and starting to get hot in Miami again THANK THE LORD), here are a few photos from our shoot to get you in the Summer Time mood !
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!
The second installment of YNG’s “No Sleep Till Boogie II” has recently released and it has been playing in my house for hours now. The production on this album is really tight. I love how in such a hater city as Miami, there are still people from different camps working together. There was a lot of Miami-local love on the New Yorker’s album, from song features to design elements. Enough about that, the music speak for itself. Hit that download link below, it’s FREE, and you won’t regret it.
YNG explains a bit about what this albums is to him:
“NSTB2” is a testament to a year filled with Rooftop sessions at the Vue after NYPD hassles to battling student loans and family members going away. In conversation I tend to ask myself how to juggle all these thoughts and I think I’ve successfully done so with this release with features from Quest, Prez P, Mike G, M Cash & more. I now present to you No Sleep Till Boogie II.”
Executive Produced by Wally West, Executive Produced by YNG
Make sure you check out the Official Page of NSTBII for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram updates as well !
Need more YNG?? Check out THIS POST we did a little while back on who YNG is, his story, and his single “Still Not A Player” featuring Ordinary Cool.
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.
We here at 2DOPEBITCHES.COM always are on the look out for new and exciting fashion concepts that will make sure the wearer will stand out in any crowd. Enter: Chromat Garments- “Structural experiments for the human body” According to the official Facebook page. The young company (founded in 2010) seems to take cues from a broad range of sources such from the crinolines of the 1800′s to the iconic Jean Paul Gaultier bra of Madonna’s 1990 Blonde Ambition tour, with Comic Book Villains and Carttoons also adding to the melting pot of ideas.
I love the way the pieces range from demure and relaxed (small bow head band) to extremely outrageous (red “Jessica Rabbit” Cage dress). The creator, Becca McCharen, has a background in Architecture and Urban Design. Some of the garments take design elements from scaffoldings and buildings, while others mimic exoskeletons or even superhero masks. The ideas are intricate yet simple, and leave room for each wearer to really personalize the pieces. All of the cage pieces are made to order, so it takes about 3 weeks to be delivered, but I think it’s totally worth having that jaw-dropping conversation starter in your wardrobe. I need some of this in my life- maybe I’ll start small with the Mickey Mouse ears or the Cat Ear headband.
* Fun Fact: The 135 backup dancers for Beyoncé’s Super Bowl performance this year were all wearing Chromat harnesses- Kudos to Chromat for getting into the best show of the year and to the stylists who paid that extra amount of attention to detail !
Now, who’s daring enough to pull these looks off??
Here are some of my personal favorite Chromat goodies:
Images Via: Chromat
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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