Jordan brand plans to turn up the heat with the summer season right around the corner. As previewed earlier this year, the Air Jordan VI “Carmine” will be dropping this Saturday, May 24th. The new version has a blue-ice sole, which is a tad different from some of the versions in the past, although the kicks still look pretty nice. These will retail for $170 and will be a general release, this means you should be able to find them with relative ease.
Location: 1375 W Lake Street, Chicago
When: Thursday, May 15th // 8PM-Midnight
Vans and Los Angeles-based indie label IAMSOUND are proud to present the Classic & City Event series to celebrate Vans’ storied Classics footwear collection. The free event series will travel to Brooklyn, Chicago and Los Angeles featuring live performances at each stop along the way. In the case of Chicago, the bands featured will be HAERTS & YAWN; the event will also feature giveaways of limited edition Classics footwear, totes and t-shirts customized by local artists and designers AND a one-of-a-kind stage installation by NuCalifornia. If that wasn’t enough, let us remind you that this is FREE; we’ve finally decided to start dropping all of our plugs to the public. If you’re interested in going, send an RSVP e-mail with your name to firstname.lastname@example.org with CHICAGO in the subject line.
RSVP: email@example.com (Chicago in subject line)
Takticz recently released a single from his upcoming collaborative project with Maryann, the Brehh x Bae EP and it’s pretty dope. The spacey, futuristic sounding beat is produced by N8 The Gr8, it affords Takticz the room to transition from singing to rapping seamlessly. It’s easy to get lost in this track, something good for those times when you just want to zone out all of the BS. Check out the record below and keep an eye out for Brehh x Bae this Summer.
British videographer Henry Edwards-Wood is back with the 13th installment of his ongoing web series Hold Tight London. Entitled “Innocence & Experience”, volume 13 features some of Great Britain’s top skaters hitting up the city of London with Edwards-Wood behind the lens. Another nice addition to the catalog, it’s dope to see that these are still going strong after 7 years.
About a week ago, Minneapolis spitter Toney Bones sent us his new video entitled “Incredible Hitmen”. The visual plays like a movie with Tony and $kywalker assuming the roles of hitmen on the look out for the target. Both MCs exhibit a high level of lyricism along with a pair of razor sharp flows, this ain’t your bubble gum rap. Peep the video above and be on the look out for more from Toney Bones & $kywalker.
Ronnie Vyce recently released a compilation of his greatest hits for all of our listening pleasure. It’s been a little while since we’ve seen some newness from Ronnie so it’s cool to get a comprehensive look at his past efforts. Greatest Hits Vol. 1 features 9 tracks including “Vyce”, “WNNRS” and “Knight Rider”. Peep the project below and stay tuned for more from Ronnie Vyce this summer.
The release of Nike’s “Hacky Sack” pack has slowly crept upon us with the SB Dunk High version dropping today. We previously posted a sneak peak at a pair, but the above pic is what you can expect to see on shoe store shelves this Saturday. If you like what you see, head out to your local SB retailer to try and snag a pair.
Where: 427 S Dearborn Street, Chicago
When: May 9th-11th
The good guys over at Jugrnaut will be holding a remodeling sale at their store this weekend. The sale starts tomorrow at 11AM and will only be available IN-STORE. If you’re able to make it down there, you’ll enjoy 50% off select items and 25% off the entire store. If you want your pick, your best bet is to get down there early on Friday before the weekend rush.
Location: 2447 N Halsted Street, Chicago
When: Thursday, May 8th @ 8PM
Heavy Rotation is back for it’s 1 year anniversary at Tonic Room tonight. The event will feature performances from Nick Astro, Death By Icon, DK, Arjaye Jeter and Sidewalk Kal; with DJ Sets from DJ Step throughout the night. This one’s 21+ and only costs $5 at the door, as always the Tonic Room will feature a few good drink specials for those who come thirsty. If you’re looking for something to get into tonight, head north for Heavy Rotation.
After spending an interesting evening with Jada Stevens, Eddie Huang is off to Club Rolexx in Miami’s notorious Opa-Locka neighborhood; for a meal with the Mayor Uncle Luke himself. According to Luke, the parking lot of Club Rolexx features the best BBQ in the city of Miami, if there’s one man I’d believe, he’s definitely the guy. After getting down on some ribs, Eddie and Luke head to the conch truck for another one of Luke’s favorite eats. Peep part 2 above and be on the look out for the conclusion.