One of our absolute favorite comic books is poised to make a return, doper than ever. The artist has deep roots in graffiti. I betchu aint even know that. peep game...
We reflect on the passing of the greatest single personality the world has ever known.
A LEGEND amongst legends has passed away in Philadelphia. You should probably know this name if you SAY you love hip hop culture...
Street Art? New???? Our Big Brother Samo, aka Basquiate and the crew was doin that back in the day in NY, sun. Take peep into the start of a movement.
Our favorite rap group is back making that unmistakable hip hop music. Nothin but fire. see if I'm wrong...
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
i cam across homegirl on the web and i had to share this. yung jawn got bars! and she make listenin to lesbian rap fun! cuz she the type of lesbo we all like. she cute. these dude lesbos should take note and catch a quote. she can spit. and she dont look like no man.
i don't know her and cant vouch for her, but its good to my ears to hear somebody her age (she's 16 in the video and probably 17 now) actually coming with something that sounds like it challenged her. and thats all we ask. sound like u give a fuck.
ok honey. its on u... u better not suck next time i hear you...
Thursday, December 20, 2012
for all of you in the Vancouver, B.C. area, i got some great news for you! but i cant tell u yet.... but it includes free tickets to 2 shows! who are they you ask? leave me a comment and i'll let u know as soon as i know how many tickets im gonna have to give away. both shows are gonna be at the Fortune Sound Club, so you know its gonna be a well run event, with big sound and a comfortable, modern environment. BOTH shows u dont wanna miss, and one show i KNOW the fellas would LOVE to attend. ok... ready set... GO!
Rae rocks it fresh over this classic Jackson 5 sample. u know how they do, rockin strait over the music, no new drums or nothin. but it works. definitely a fly joint. woulda been better if this woulda dropped in the spring or summer, but i'll take it. what yall think?
Raekwon- Never Can Say Goodbye.mp3
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
i also do mixing and i enjoy it, but not as much as i love mastering. i dont know, i guess its something about having the last input to the record and actually being the person that balances the music to the point where it sounds like a record. i never get bored of that moment shen it all comes together and sounds like a record. i love it.
this studio is the same studio that gave the world Meek Mill. Meek Mill is actually a product of the guidance of Ruggedness, the chief engineer there , and Biz Porter, the 1st rapper to be signed to Motown Records. Rug just got nominated for a Grammy for his work for Rick Ross, which was recorded in this studio, but in the 'A' Room. this is the 'B' room pictured above. i work in this room with Don Groove, a Philly studio and production legend, and when his studio was open, he was the road by which many Philly rappers made it to stardom, including every last Philly rapper that was signed to Rocafella records. they all started out with him. i work at a great place.
since being here, i have mastered records for people all across the country and of all different genres. so this is the reason the site isnt being updated in a regular fashion. because ur boy Cult is actually being a part of the culture at a professional level. its a great crew, and trust me, im gonna be sharing some fly shit with yall for sure.
i'm not the type to feel like i owe anybody an explanation for anything i do. but many of u have been sending me emails telling me how much yall appreciate what we do here. and that was more than motivation enough to renew my efforts to make sure we stay broadcasting from at least 20,000 ft.
thank all of you... im back!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
For those that know sneaks, know that Clark Kent is in the mix. he regulary gets exclusives and has shit made exclusively for him by Nike. check him out as he breaks down a portion of his collection. crazy...
for all of you in the world of production, here is a piece that i think you'll find interesting. let me know what you think in the comments section below.
shout out the Air Users Blog, a wonderful place for reviews and product launches. i'll be sharing a lot more of their videos and tutorials in the future.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
if you feel as tho u need to do pop, why not do it like this? nobody can deny that back in the day this shit used to BANG. still does to this day. and why not make some pop music with a lil message. not bad. this was my joint and i know it was yours too. enjoy....
Sunday, September 9, 2012
|i don't think they're thinking about dancing...|
|classic bboy stance|
for the rest of us, i think as the culture makes its reemergence, in order to correct the insane amount of fuckery that exists in the mainstream, that we understand and uphold these terms in the way that were meant. its important to me because these self definitions were formed organically. no amount of marketing made us this. it seems that these days, adherents to the culture are grouped into a category called backpackers. now, as a Lo-Life, thats fine with me, our nappy's used to stay full of goodies. as a graff writer, thats cool with me too... i used to dip in the clubs back in the day, backpack full of Krylon and Rustoleum, to smoke a blunt, bag a shorty, and go back on route while the club hoppers was goin home. but as an adherent to the truest core of this culture, i find exception to the term that gives the connotation that the actual pioneers of the culture have somehow turned into a niche group that has minimal value and no market share. i take exception because WE are the builders of the construct that has produced wealth and opportunity for the rest of these people that somehow want to make us a sideline constituency. so don't call me no backpacker. im a stone cold bboy.
always have been. always will be.
now air it out...
Saturday, September 8, 2012
oh now you know these screamed at the player in me! i had no choice but to jump on these when i saw em. and imma jump IN these when i get a chance. for all of you in Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, D.C. and LA know that Mauri IS THE name in player footwear. who knew you could get ur bboy on wit these too? crazy....
Friday, September 7, 2012
well, you know me! the sneaks are always fresh here, and these are no exception! i swear, i'm gonna look for a Marmot jacket to kill you niggas in these with! absolutely fresh and waiting for you to style on these dudes this fall with.
This comes with a design that takes its cues from the classic shoe models and mixes them with modern takes just like its Fuse build. It is retailed at just $155 per pair and made available in black and speed yellow colors.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
this is just one of the pieces from one of the guys that influenced me in the graffiti game. he is also an influence on popular pop artist Steve Powers. this BRAZE, from Philadelphia PA. i'll definitely be spotlighting more of his work in the future. dude is a BEAST.
(for a full screen view, click the image)
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
i dare you to say you saw these before! these shits are bananas and i dont even like foamposites! but these made a convert outta me! they look totally ready for the winter, looking like they can withstand rain and snow. i cant wait to see how many colorways surface for them by then and then im dead on em. just remember who put u up on game.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Saturday, July 7, 2012
it amazes me how things work out. on the one hand, you got hard work and dedication on the other hand here is plain ol blind luck. then theres disaster and tragedy and why those things are necessary in life is beyond me. but thats still no reason to be scared of life. or living.
me, im in it for the long haul. and no matter how the chips stack, im still in the game. i dont see success as a destination. success is the result of tenacity. just like putting sugar in the Kool Aid makes it sweet. puttin in work brings about success.
i know for some people they feel like this is only true of the ruthless. it seems like the nice guy never gets his. you may see sometimes the most giving and sincere people in the world always in need of help. and the jerks of the world making millions. is this the trade off? do you really have to be a villain to win?
Zero risk bets?
Friday, May 25, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
this is a portion of the packaging, complete with scenes and characters from the classic comic strip, "A View From The Underground"
some even come with actual reprints of the comic strip itself
side view of packaging.