25 Jun
5 Parties, 5 Cities, Sh*tloads Of Burgers & Beats

Not near Miami for a Dirtybird BBQ? Well now they’re bringing it to you. Sloppy, fun, backyard BBQ-style party with dirtybird-style beats abound. The erstwhile San Francisco (and currently LA) crew is taking their party on the road for a five-city BBQ tour that is guaranteed to get your grill turnt up to 11. Claude […]


5 May
Derived from elements that collect character over time

Design Unsanctioned, inspired by the heritage woven into the historical Brooklyn aesthetic, brings us the Spencer Collection. Using brass, leather and walnut as the tools to represent the Brooklyn surroundings, the collection includes simple, durable utilitarian pieces: a bottle opener, mini bottle opener, key hook and key fob. Created only by local fabricators, the parts […]


14 Mar
The latest in DJ/producer Amerigo Gazaway Soul Mates series

Nashville producer Amerigo Gazaway has launched a new mashup series called Soul Mates, aimed at combining legendary artists of yore with the best talent from today. The first installment conflates Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) with legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye. Titled Yasiin Gaye, the idea of the series is for the finished […]


If you’ve ever wondered about the history of Stan Smith, and how his shoes became a staple in skateboarding, adidas has come to inform. Did you know the famed tennis player actually cut his teeth performing 360-kick flips in Pasadena? Or that he practiced No Complies on the graffit-strewn asphalt of the Brooklyn Banks? Well, […]


2 Jul
Sophomore tape from 18-year-old Brooklyn emcee

Young ass Brooklyn emcee Joey Bada$$ returns to the limelight with the follow up to his debut mixtape from last year, 1999. A bunch of producers got behind the boards of the 17-track Summer Knights mixtape — from living legends like Primo and Alchemist to hot hands like Oddisee, Statik Selektah, Lee Bannon, Kirk Knight […]


You need only catch a couple lines from Thunderbird Gerard‘s debut EP T.R.O.U.B.L.E. (which we posted HERE, as well as below) to get a sense of the Brooklyn-via-London-via-Berlin emcee’s sensibilities. Hailing back from an era where rappers actually communicated, it’s not surprising Gerard has such a cosmopolitan pedigree. The debut EP is in fact allegorical, […]


13 Feb
Photographer Jason Shaltz shoots Shaun Ross for NYC label

Once again our man/LIAS contributor Jason Shaltz aims his Canon and blows it up for New York streetwear label MISHKA. This time its for their Spring 2013 Lookbook featuring model Shaun Ross who just may be Yellowman’s long lost cousin. Respect to MISHKA for hiring a model who doesn’t “look like a model” and shows that […]


LIAS friend and contributor Jason “Id rather be at an ICP Show” Shaltz took to his lens to photograph NYC-based label MISHKA‘s latest lookbook. This time around our man duked it out in the ring at the legendary Gleasons Gym in Brooklyn with up-and-coming (and still undefeated) pro boxer Zachary Ochoa for the Death Adders: […]

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