zaterdag 31 mei 2008
Blackberry Bold
The latest Crackberry to join the family was recently unveiled. Among the leaders in PDA phones, the code named 9000 was officially bestowed the some what cheesy name Bold. Nomenclature aside, the Blackberry Bold enjoys a well deserved upgrade as the first major BB release in two years. The aesthetics are relatively the same, keeping that distinct BB look stressing what most business users will confirm, usability. The development of a new software platform goes hand in hand with the obvious hardware improvements such as HSPDA, Wifi, 625MHz CPU, 1GB internal flash memory and expandable storage up to 16 GB. While unsure of how many people defected from Blackberry to the iPhone, for those looking to return to the goodness of a solid keyboard, a new king has emerged.

Source ; Hypebeast
vrijdag 30 mei 2008
Patta 4 Kidz
Patta , One of the hottest sneaker stores in Holland, just opened a new section for kidz in their store for kidz.

So you fly, right? And the missus fly, right? Y'all are freshly dipped, right? So what about the kids? We got the entire family yo, get the whippersnappers right! Match with mommy and daddy with a pair of lil' Huaraches, AF1's, 95's, Flights, Jordans and more! Select styles and sizes in store now. Get them quick!
Air Jordan VI (6) Olympic
It’s been a minute since we had something to look forward to as it relates to USA basketball and the Olympics. Well this time around Brand Jordan is making sure that, regardless of our country’s world ranking, we all have something to celebrate about. The special edition Air Jordan 6 ‘Olympic Flag’ is designed to represent each ring of the Olympic flag (5 rings on a white background) and is dressed in white patent leather and features a unique stitching detail on the toe that is similar to on a pair Melo will be wearing during the Games. Cop your pair on June 7th
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Review ; The Bake Sale EP
The first words you hear on the Cool Kids' The Bake Sale EP-- out now on iTunes and in stores early next month-- are as follows: "tick tick clap, tick tickticktick clap." The beat for "What Up Man" is classic minimal 808-heavy mid-1980s shit, the sort of thing Rick Rubin might've spent 10 minutes slapping together for an LL Cool J B-side, except that in place of actual hi-hat ticks and handclaps, we get the words tick and clap (and bass). That pretty much perfectly encapsulates the Chicago duo's approach right there: They semi-faithfully recreate the music of rap's low-budget bubbling-under era, but they do it with eyebrows arched and quotation-marks firmly in place. On "88", they make their aims explicit: "Do the smurf, do the wop, baseball bat/ Rooftop like we bringing 88 back," itself a quote from an unashamedly retro 2002 Nas single.

Mikey Rocks, the younger of the two Cool Kids, was born in 1988. But Cool Kids' 1988 revivalism doesn't rankle the same way that, say, Jurassic 5's 1981 revivalism can, largely because Mikey and partner Chuck Inglish never slap you over the head with the inherent superiority of the era they're reviving. Or: The Cool Kids don't rap about how hard they are, and they don't rap about how they don't rap about how hard they are. Instead, they mostly rap about how fly they are, which is fertile territory. Hearing the Cool Kids rap about their haircuts is sort of like hearing a circa-now rockabilly band singing about their pompadours. And that's fun. Songs about haircuts are fun.

That retro-clothes fixation has gotten the Cool Kids widely tagged as "hipster rap," an understood pejorative of deep meaninglessness. That term ignores the musical intelligence at work on The Bake Sale. The EP's beats, all self-produced, are all empty space, melody implied by the barest hints of synth-bass, every drum-machine woodblock-tunk impeccably timed. That gives the two rappers plenty of room to play. Mikey and Chuck both have the easy charisma and calm nonchalance to sell even their clunkiest punchlines. Their boasts tend toward the cartoonish, which suits them just fine: "I could build a sandcastle without bringing a pail/ And go catfish fishing and come up with a whale." And they're unshowy enough with their twisty internal rhymes that you might not at first notice the intricacies of a line like this one: "Fly propellers propel us to the angels/ Repelling the fellas that's jealous of the name."

Of course, given that the Cool Kids don't concern themselves with much beyond the clothes they're wearing, there's precious little urgency to be found on the EP. The two never sound more committed than when they're playing up their own trendsetting abilities, and even that comes with a self-aware wink: "I'm 'bout to say 'screw it'/ And grow a jheri curl, wear a diaper like Cupid/ Or something else stupid/ And see if people do it." And they only break out of their spacey thud-rap pastiche style a couple of times: with the Miami bass pastiche of "Bassment Party" and the tumbling-break Marley Marl pastiche of "What It Is". Those self-imposed limits might wear a bit thin over the course of a full-length album, but the 10-track, half-hour running time of The Bake Sale is about perfect. Give or take the occasional 12", The Bake Sale is the first commercially available product from a group that's built its rep via MySpace and live shows, and most of these tracks have been floating around the internet for a long minute. But it makes for a great little introduction to two guys who know exactly what they're doing and who do it well.
Nike Air Structure Triax '91
The Nike Air Structure Triax has been one of Nike's greatest performers in recent memory. Although many perhaps weren't down with its original inception, the Triax still remains relevant almost 20 years later. Aside from the use of suede and leather, the toebox among other areas seem to feature ripstop nylon. No word yet on a release date except for the Holiday season, however other reports are saying this might be a Euro exclusive.

First released back in 1990, the Nike Air Structure Triax 91 immediately became an iconic shoe. Since initial release it has never been available - until now. Combined with the Nike Footbridge technology with the Air unit but the real feature that snapped necks was the infrared accents on the instep. The original Colorway of the Nike Air Structure has a classic shape made of smooth black/grey suede, white mesh accents and the lovely teal swoosh. At the heel you can find the infrared Nike stitching.
Jordan Brand Flipsyde
Rumors of a Jordan Brand skate shoe have come to fruition in the form of the upcoming Flipsyde. The creation of an official skate model marks an ironic return for the Jordan legacy as the same sneakers worn by his Airness would often make their way onto the feet of skaters in the 80s. Releasing July 1st.

Like many Skate Shoes, the Air Jordan Flipsyde features a thick sole and outsole, padded liner for those hard to land kick flips, and a padded tongue. The three color ways pictured are Light Graphite / Varsity Maize-Black, Black / Dark Charcoal, and Black / White - Varsity Red.

Michael Jordan has taught us many things over the years, but one thing that always lingers is you have to try hard and work hard to become the best at anything. Jordan Brand is taking a new step to revolutionize the sneaker world, by issuing the first ever Air Jordan Skate shoe.