Ride By Bangers – released alongside Delivery 2 of The Hundreds East Coast Hip-Hop-inspired Fall 2014 collection.
The CD and ashtray will be a free gift with any purchase over $50, available at The Hundreds flagship stores (THLA, THSF, THSM, THNY) and authorized stockists internationally.
Compiled, Mixed and Mad Vexed in the Mental by Thee Mike B
Do you wear size 12.5-13, have $75,000 to spend, and want a collection of 300 sneakers that dates as far back as 1982? If so, MC Serch is selling his sneaker collection, and it goes beyond the average deadstock sneakers that can be found floating around on eBay and Instagram—it’s literally a capsule of hip-hop’s history.
There are some newer releases such as Supreme x Nike Air Foampsoites Ones, Nike Air Yeezy 1s, and the Masterpiece Air Force 1s from 2007. But he’s also letting go of pairs that a lot of ‘heads, unless they were collecting in the ’80s and ’90s, haven’t seen in person before. “95 percent of my collection is all originals, so they go back to ’82, ’85, ’90-’94. A lot of them are around 20 years old,” Serch said.
That means his collection is full of old Air Force 1s, Huaraches, O.G. Air Maxes with proper-sized Air units, and Nike Basketball sneakers—along with vintage adidas and Pumas— that have never seen a correct retro. This is stuff that a lot of people pray Nike will bring back. But what sets this collection apart from other pieces that can be picked up here and there is that it was owned and worn by Serch as he took center stage in monumental hip-hop moments.
For those interested in acquiring Serch’s collection, they can email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and to obtain more information. You can view the rest of the collection here.
Eskei83 is the 2014 Red Bull Thre3style World Champion.
This mix was recorded live at Baku’s Crystal Hall on September 6th 2014, when DJs from Brazil, Ireland, USA, The Philippines and Azerbaijan battled in this year’s Grand Final, after a week of battles across the city.
Red Bull Thre3style is a DJ contest that promises to be a night of dance- floor mayhem. The participants have to play a selection of at least three genres or styles of music in 15 minutes. It doesn’t matter what genres of music are chosen so long as the DJ can make them work together.
Freddie Gibbs kicks it with Westwood at the Crib Session after his legendary freestyle to talk about new music, his new album & mixtape, Young Jeezy, living out in L.A. & touring.
In July of 2014 DJ Logic aka Mr. Nash Tek & Steele of Smif n Wessun along with Sean Price & Rockness Monstah of Heltah Skeltah went on a tour thru Europe. The 1st stop was Frauenfeld Switzerland at the Open Air Festival 20th year anniversary.
Willie Stubz opens up the vaults for a Throw Back Thursday! Raw Unreleased version for “Oh My,” a featured track on Psycho Les’ “Psycho Therapy” (The Soundtrack).
It’s a fool’s errand to argue that hip-hop has a single, definitive sound but if one were forced into such an impossible choice, wouldn’t you expect to see “Works of Mart” as a production credit? Christopher Martin, a/k/a DJ Premier, first hit the hip-hop landscape in the late 1980s, as half of Gang Starr, and by the mid-1990s, when his services would lace dozens of releases, “Works of Mart” became an imprimatur for emcees to chase after, boast about, envy. It guaranteed a gut-punch, neck-snap of a beat, evocative of iron and concrete, the walk-on music for players in camo hoodies and black Tims.
Ask any rapper for their 10 favorite recordings and chances are, at least one of them was a work of Mart. For his own top 10, Preemo not only pays tribute to his hip-hop forebearers – Marley Marl, The Bomb Squad – but a slew of ‘80s recordings from across a diverse musical range. That a Prince song made the list may not be surprising but Devo? AC/DC? His list is a reminder that while great music-makers might produce a signature style, they get there by drawing from a broad spectrum of sounds.
Check out the list HERE.