2 Jan
A wool headware tribute to one of Japan's top designers

Los Angeles fashion label Hellz Bellz pays tribute to the fabulous Comme des Garcons’ designer, Junya Watanabe, in winter beanie form. They’ve embroidered “Junya Mafia” across the beanie’s flipped lip, paying homage to both Watanabe and the Notorious BIG’s posse all in one fell swoop. The 100% wool beanies come in both black and magenta, [...]


In collaboration with adidas, Jay-Z ‘s culture site Life + Times premiers a new mixtape created by hip-hop beat veteran DJ Neil Armstrong. Mixing for eclectic hip-hop legends like The Roots, De La Soul, Kanye West and even formerly the Jigga himself, the Adidas Global Ambassador carries a deep knowledge of musical history and impeccable turntable skills. With a musicologist’s touch, Armstrong has [...]


19 Sep
Limited edition deck from NYC photographer & Japanese brand

Ohio-via-New-York photographer Jonathan Mannion teams up with Japanese streetwear store/brand Lafayette for their second skateboard collaboration. Having photographed many passed idols of the hip-hop and R&B worlds, the photograph of Notorious B.I.G. is kind of a no brainer for fans of the late great Biggie Smalls. The 7.75inch board is made in America, and can be [...]


12 Mar
Terry Urban's mashup celebrates the life of Notorious B.I.G.

Producer Terry Urban gets his finger right on the zeitgeist with his latest mixtape offering, a mashup of The Notorious B.I.G. with Lana del Rey. Considering last Friday (March 9th) marked the 15th anniversary of the heralded rapper’s untimely passing, and the omnipresence of Del Rey on all forms of media, the mashup seems especially [...]


31 Mar
Biggie Smalls mashes it up with the beloved indie band du jour

It’s a good week for free mixtapes. After Asher Roth dropped his foodie mix Seared Foie Gras with Quince and Cranberry, San Fransisco’s wait what decided to mash up Biggie Smalls with beloved indie band du jour The XX and titled it The Notorious XX. As he explains, “the notorious xx began as an idea [...]


16 Feb
Why sometimes getting a cease & desist from Biggie Smalls can be a good thing

UPDATE: Dan Black’s album ((un)) drops today, available from iTunes or Amazon for $8. Moreover, today he also released his video for “Symphonies” with Kid Cudi, so we’re re-posting his Q&A from a couple weeks back along with the new video… After years of languishing around in London cover bands, Dan Black dumped the slackers [...]


21 Aug
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Dance

words by Aldo Davalos // photos by Ellei Johndro (Shadow Scene) On December 31st 1996, Los Angeles hosted one of the largest massive raves that the city had ever seen. Entitled Seventh Heaven, over 10,000 people from across the southland descended upon the Grand Olympic Auditorium to usher in the New Year. I remember this [...]


So we’ve been receiving a bunch of free music lately and a lot of it is just too good to keep to ourselves. Besides, it’s Monday so we all need a couple good reasons to get our weeks rolling. Yes, this list is hip-hop heavy, but ever since watching The Wackness I’ve been hitting my [...]

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