16 May
One of New York's top street photographers gets grinding

A New York union is complete. NYC-bred Hopps Skateboards is gracing the face of two photo-printed decks with the work of Ricky Powell, a man celebrated as one of New York’s top street photographers (and alleged Beastie Boys towel-thrower). Of course Powell is no novice to the world of collaborations, as you may recall his awesome Rakim, Public Enemy and […]


17 May
The Capsule Collection celebrating pre-Golden Era Hip-Hop glory

Before his fashion career took off, Takeshi Osumi (founder of PHENOMENON) was a successful and influential rapper in his native Japan. Given his knowledge and proficiency in both fields, it was only natural that Osumi teamed up with venerable street photographer (and Beastie Boys punchline) Ricky Powell, selecting three of his photos of hip hop […]


6 Jan
A New Year's mix with the Mount Rushmore of Rap legends

Remember when you used to have to throw down $20 for a DJ Premier mixtape? Well nowadays, thanks to these beloved interwebs, world class artists give up music for free — something all you kids out there take for granted. Not me. I see a free DJ Premier mixtape and my heart gets all tingly […]