Joey Bada$$ kicks of #ProEraWeek with his latest track, Pantie Raid Pt. II produced by Bruce Leekix.more
February 6th, 2014
LA Weekly recently Highlighted Detroit’s own, DJ House Shoes. See excerpts from the article below.
Since relocating to Los Angeles five years ago, the man born Michael Buchanan has become one of the city’s best free-agent acquisitions, regularly spinning at low-key soul wax nights and feverishly crowded beat functions like Low End Theory and the Do-Over. His Twitter bio is mostly accurate: DJ, producer, curator, mentor, assassin. He’s the DJ as bruising power forward, adding necessary grit and rarely falling for pump fakes.
“If you’re a DJ and you only play hits, you have nothing to offer. Fuck all the robots. If I go to the club and it’s the same as listening to the radio, who fucking cares,” Shoes says, sipping a Tsingtao beer at a café a few blocks from his Koreatown home. “I don’t give a fuck about turning up. I’ll turn your shit off.”
This mentality was finely tuned during the latter half of the ’90s and early ’00s at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit, the legendary hip-hop mecca graced by every great Motown rapper of the era: J Dilla, Slum Village, Eminem. We briefly talk about the time that he played Tupac’s “Hit ‘Em Up,” stopped the needle, broke the record and put on Notorious B.I.G.’s “Unbelievable.” The next week, the club got shot up in retaliation.
“Love me or hate me, you have to respect me,” Shoes, 38, says with a laugh. His head is shaved and his beard is grown out to match his “don’t give a fuck” temperament. When he gear shifts between “fuckboy genocide” to talking about his devotion to his two young children, it almost reminds you of Mike Ehrmantraut from Breaking Bad. “All I have is my family and this rap shit,” Shoes says.
Photo credit:Leo Docuyananmore
February 5th, 2014
February 4th, 2014
LRG brings you its Spring 14 lookbook: Un-natural Palette. A broad selection of unique patterns and signature camo prints bring together the colors of the season. The classic Panda and Maple leaf camo prints are featured in updated colorways and are accompanied by a new Wolfland Camo by Tyke. Other standout features include multiple botanical inspired groups, with prints featured on chino pants, shorts, various tops, five panels and bucket hats. The high end low lifes floral print by VIZIE is the ultimate assurance that this delivery is everything but natural.
Spring Delivery 1 is available now, Spring 2 is dropping this week, and Spring 3 will be hitting retail and shop.l-r-g.com in March.more
February 3rd, 2014
Fresh and bright, obscure and edgy – contrasting dispositions that combine to embody Springtime’s wild nature. At Lifted Research Group, imagination and innovation come together to form a collection that’s eclectic and contemporary. LRGirls sow seeds of sophisticated mayhem in a wardrobe that’s crisp and refreshing: dolmans, boyfriend tees, and delicate tanks. Classic ease mixed with forward styling. Cropped shirts and bold colorways were made for basking in Spring’s early sun; edgy burnout jerseys were designed for the kind of mischief that only occurs when the weather gets warm. LRGirls Spring 2014 Collection will be available on 2/14/14.more
January 30th, 2014
We caught up with Chicago beatmaker Young Chop, for a photo spotlight of our new Spring 2014 line. Young Chop is shown wearing the King Tshaka Jacket, Core Collection Crewneck, Baroque Crewneck, and The Clean Money Jacket. Follow Young Chop on Twitter and be on the lookout for more from him and LRG.more
January 29th, 2014