Miami has quietly become one of the nations hottest cities for music festivals. One that all hip hop fans should be aware of is the upcoming “Rolling Loud” Festival set to go down at Soho Studios. The one day fest has an insane lineup with performances from Schoolboy Q, Travi$ Scott, Action Bronson, Juicy J, Curren$y, and A$AP Ferg to name a few. A few hometown artists even made the cut including Allan Kingdom, Kembe X, Alex Wiley, and Lucki Eck$. The event is all ages and general admission tickets are available for $70, pit tickets are $100. A diverse lineup with a bunch of current and future stars, “Rolling Loud” might just go down as one of the year’s best festivals, click the link below for tickets. (Allan Kingdom is no longer on the lineup)
Nike SB will be teaming up with Melbourne, Australia’s premiere skate shop on a new pair of dunk lows. Named after the shop itself, the “Fast Times” feature bleached denim and black leather atop a gum sole. A white swoosh contrasts well completing a clean pair of kicks for the Summer. These are available now for $105 online via Nike.com and at select Nike SB retailers, click the link below for more info.
Leonard Nimoy as Spock in the original Star Trek television series.
Actor Leonard Nimoy, who portrayed Spock in the original Star Trek television series in the 1960s, died this week at the age of 83 in Los Angeles. Nimoy began his career as a regular guest on popular TV shows in the 1950s and early 60s, including The Untouchables, Get Smart, and The Twilight Zone. His breakthrough role came when he was noticed on an episode of The Lieutenant, which earned him the role of Spock in Star Trek, which he would be bound to for the rest of his life. Nimoy portrayed the character of Spock virtually for the rest of his career; he starred in the original TV series and the motion-picture series, even directing the third and fourth films, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. The actor was also an avid photographer and studied at UCLA, later publishing several controversial photography collections titled The Shekhina Project and another called The Full Body Project. His final acting role was as scientist William Bell on the Fox-network drama Fringe, but he also made a special appearance in director J.J. Abrams‘ 2009 re-boot film Star Trek, and again in Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013). Nimoy leaves behind his wife Susan and his son and daughter Adam and Julie; may he rest in peace.
The Hundreds and adidas have linked up utilizing adidas’ “adiEase” model. The “Crush” features navy blue suede with orange and gold accents, a surprisingly clean pair of kicks for the upcoming Summer months. A shoe built for skateboarding, you can bet that these shoes will not only be comfy, they’ll be durable as well. If you like what you see, these are available now at select retailers for only $75. Click the link below and grab yours now or stop by your local adidas retailer.
With the release of his upcoming project, Mr. Wonderful, right around the corner; Action Bronson has released the video for his lead single “Actin Crazy”. The video plays just like you would have imagined, Action actually brings to life some of his most recent album artwork. The video is more proof of just how dynamic Bronson can be, his music videos are never alike and they’re always pretty ridiculous (in a good way). Check out the visual for “Actin Crazy” above and be on the look out for Mr. Wonderful.
Location: 4050 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago When: Friday, February 27th @ 9PM
The good people over at Jugrnaut will be teaming up with In The Loop and Run The Trap for what looks like an awesome event. Colorado twin duo Two Fresh will headline the night, which will also include performances from Vindata, Joey Purp and DJ sets from Manny Muscles and III. This one is 18+ and you can RSVP for FREE by clicking the link below. If you know what’s up, you’ll definitely hit this up.
Location: 2105 S State Street, Chicago When: Friday, February 27th @ 8PM
With the success of their debut album PRhyme, DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9 are now traversing the nation on what looks like a classic tour. DJ Premier is a legend plain and simple, but Royce has ALWAYS held his own as an MC as well. With years of experience and wisdom in the game, these guys have proved that they still know the formula. This one is 18+ and general admission tickets are on sale now for $20, you can grab VIP tickets for $70; click the link below to grab yours.
Location: 1106 W Lawrence Street, Chicago When: Saturday, February 28th @ 9PM
The man, the myth, Steve Aoki will be live at Chicago’s Aragon Ballrom tomorrow. Chicago’s “Neon Future Experience” tour stop will include performances from Dirtyphonics, Caked Up, Headhunterz, and Reid Stefan, rounding out what should be a great night. The event is all ages and general admission tickets are still available for $35 ($47w/tax) or VIP for $135. If you’re interested in getting down, click the link below and make sure to grab your tickets before they sell out.
Location: 600 First Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Sunday, March 1st // Noon-6PM
The Twin Cities Sneaker Exchange is getting set to throw their 5th event. What started as an experiment is now the cities’ premier sneaker trading, buying and selling expo attracting a wide variety of dealers/collectors. This time around the event will be at the Target Center in conjunction with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Amid the booths full of shoes, you’ll find live performances from a few local artists and painting exhibits, rounding out what should be a good time. With the Timberwolves on board, $20 tickets will get entry, as well as upper level seats for the Clippers game (March 2nd), while $40 tickets will grant you lower level seats. This one’s all ages and a solid deal for any fan of basketball or sneaker culture in general, click the link below for more information via Studiiyo 23.
If you live in Minneapolis or have been to the city, then you know we have quite a few bridges connected to the downtown area. One of the city’s most iconic bridges, the Hennepin Bridge, shines bright year round while accompanied by the historic Grain Belt sign. With nearly a full moon shining through the sky, it made good a great opportunity to explore the river.
While temperatures have been fluctuating , it ended up making it a little tricky creeping along the riverside. In the end, it was well worth it – the ice made for an absolutely perfect view with lights reflecting off of it. If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend walking down to the river to witness this for yourself.