As is the case almost every year, 2013 was loaded with amazing music put out by the most creative artists of our age. We posted mixtapes from some of the biggest names in hip-hop like Pusha T, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, Killer Mike x Big Boi, Jay-Z + 9th Wonder and then other tapes by [...]


18 Nov
Los Angeles label's headware homage to Biggie Smalls

Los Angeles’ SSUR specializes in the art of subversion via clothing, as we’ve seen in previous items like their COCO Made Me Do It hoodie. Now Ruslan Karablin’s label returns with a Biggie Smalls inspired snapback — a traditional black cap with a large “Notorious” logo emblazoned across the front in a large appliqué. The [...]


In what would be the dream collaboration for anyone who has ever considered themselves a hip-hop head, B.I.G. Over Premier pairs acapellas from one Notorious B.I.G., aka Biggie Smalls, over beats produced by arguably the greatest beatsmith ever, DJ Premier. Fitting for this hypothetical New York vs. New York collaboration, the mixtape was put together by [...]


If you find yourself low on snowy day activities, and you’re considering letting your soul be possessed by a demonic hotel spirit that launches you on a murderous death spree, you’re going to need to keep your noggin warm. That’s just science. And if you’re going to have to wear some sort of headgear whilst [...]


20 Nov
Only 50 shirts from the notorious street artist/vandal

Street artist and professional vandal Kidadult has quickly made a name for himself in the worldwide graffiti community by causing massive havoc to top tier luxury brands — mainly by spraying his tag in giant letters over the storefronts of brands like Louis Vitton, Hermès, Kenzo and recently the Maison Martin Margiela flagship store in Brussels. [...]


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 [...]


Gang and criminal subcultures are always fascinating, especially when the criminal culture comes from Russia — home to the second highest prison population per capita in the world (naturally, USA is #1! #1! #1!). We previously covered the first Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia awhile back, and unsurprisingly it has remained one of our most popular [...]


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 [...]

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