November 3, 2008
The weekend is over and what a crazy one it was at that. Massive Monkees brought the world to Seattle - in a sense - with the Coosh Crash Test, but did it live up the hype? Here is out review on the event overall:
With eight of the best crews competing for $10000, there was undoubtedly battles to talk about. Rivers was representing in full stride and lost a close battle in the quarters, Casper and Kmel struggled in the top 16 but were able to pull it all together for the finals to come away with the 'w.' Lego and Tells won a couple of questionable battles to make it to the finals. Overall the battles were top notch, but lost a lot of the hype that would have been present in an arena style battle. The judges: Cros 1, Poe 1, and Fever 1, can all be accredited to paying their dues, but at times seemed to be extremely biased toward certain crews.
Among the performers were Salah, winner of France's version of America's Got Talent, B.o.B. and Massive Monkees themselves. Salah did not disappoint with his comedy/dancing/frickin' weird antics. B.o.B. was a little out of place for what seemed to be a family/unbeknown to hip-hop crowd, but did his thing regardless. Massive Monkees continued to inspire young North-West breakers with the creativity of their performance, but lacked the unity and organization that they usually bring to the stage.
This jam, in a sense, brought an amazing platform to the Seattle scene and inspired many of the up and coming b-boys in the area to step up their game. In addition, many people from outside of the scene were given access to our underground culture. Coosh Crash was a great experience for the North-West, and besides a couple set backs here and there, will go down in Seattle's b-boy history books as the one of our biggest battles to date.
-Review by Chris M.
November 4, 2008 VOTE!!!
It's time to vote people. Get out there and vote. By the way, you might want to vote. VOTE!!!
November 5, 2008
OBAMA!!! OBAMA!!! Well, yesterday was history, Barack Obama is now our president elect, and the whole world is celebrating with us, something that has not happened in a long time. Damn, this is some epic sh*t. I feel like it's the Independence Day movie at the end where the whole freakin' world is celebrating after they defeat the aliens. Anyways, here are a couple of statistics that are historic in themselves.
Popular Vote(thus far)
63.5 million for Obama---56 million for McCain
Electoral Votes(thus far)
349 for Obama---163 for McCain
November 10, 2008
Now that everything is settling down, and Barack has taken his place in the history books, we'd like to thank everyone in the hip-hop community for contributing to the cause. Bellow is an article released on BET's website on the contributions of the hip-hop community to this presidential election.
"Despite hip-hop_s sometimes rocky relationship with politicians, it definitely speaks volumes that the hip-hop community has been so active in the election this year, and that there has been an overwhelming support of Obama. Maybe, just maybe, hip-hop too is ready for change. Nas summed up his sentiments in a record earlier this year, the lyrics stated, _America surprise us, and let a Black man guide us._
November 12, 2008
Sick watches for the old school cat. Check out Flud's new collection of 80's inspired watches.
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November 13, 2008
We've found a neat little website by the name of Wooster Collective. It features different types of street art and is an interesting window into the subculture of graff. Check out this pics and click on them to visit the Wooster Collective:
November 14, 2008 Hype Battle Fridays
Today we have a new age battle with two living legends: Lil' John and Reveal. I've never really thought about it, but both of these b-boys have fairly similar styles, and make for an interesting battle. Check it out:
November 17, 2008
Graffiti inspired usb drives? Makes us wonder what's next: toilet seats, traffic cones, lamp shades? All great ideas...
November 18, 2008
We recently dug up this article from formatmag.com on a New York City artist by the name of KaNo. His work on vinyl toys is quite impressive. Check out some of his pieces, and the formatmag.com:
November 19, 2008
Disney characters meet street artists in this weird but fascinating project. Here is an excerpt from the project as well as pics.
"The idea for BLOC28 started about 3 years ago. We thought it would be interesting to work with artists experienced in non-traditional media like murals, graffiti, and street art. It started as just a few graphics, but it was soon developed into its own program. We knew there were artists out there that were inspired by Disney characters as kids, so we wanted to see how Mickey could be reinterpreted."
November 20, 2008
NEW, in the gear section. For a limited time we have our first shipment of all foam caps on sale for $7!!!
November 21, 2008 Hype Battle Fridays
Claws Out in Cali last week was a good time. The highlight of the day was the exhibition battle: Casper vs. Menno. It was a close battle, but we were leaning towards Menno at the end of it, check it out:
November 24, 2008This week benchmarks our second F-Rock photo contest. Send us your best b-boying/b-girling picture and win an F-Rock Clothing goodie bag including a t-shirt, spin cap, cinch bag, and mix cd. Criteria for the contest is as follows:
-You must own rights to the photograph
-We are looking for original freezes or creative photos
-Extra points for difficult freezes
-Submissions must be in by November 30th
-Email pics to email@example.com with the subject line "November Photo Contest"
November 25, 2008
New shirts just in!! Check out the men's section of our web store. Local artists Charms Won brewed up this design for us:
November 28, 2008 Hype Battle Fridays
We have one more battle from Claws Out a couple of weeks ago. Boogie Brats take on Break Disciples in this sick little battle. Definitely worth a peep: