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Friday, August 19, 2005

ONLY THREE MORE DAYS...

Only 3 more days till the end of the NOPAL contest.

* CONTEST: First person to email me with correct answers to both questions will receive a limited edition NOPAL "Vintage Session" MixCD. Over 20 original rare groove breaks mixed continuously by Bay area producer TD Camp (Hella Records/Bored Stiff/ Co-Deez).



Question 1: How many pieces of clothing (total) are on the Nopal Apparel website?
Question 2: What is the name of the revolutionary movement that musician Jorge Ben help pioneer?

Email answers to: thrillakings@yahoo.com
(Include your address, age and email)
DEADLINE: 8/21/05
A WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED THIS SUNDAY.

WE HAVE ANOTHER CONTEST COMING UP. STAY TUNED TO THR1LLA.COM FOR MORE EXCITING GIVEAWAYS!

Support:
  • www.nopalapparel.com
  • Thursday, August 18, 2005

    BEATS: RAS KASS RELEASES NEW ALBUM

    My C-ARSON brethren, Ras Kass returns with another album titled, "Institutionalized". Released early August, it features production by Jelly Roll, Rick Rock and The Heatmakerz.



    GO PICK IT UP AND SUPPORT!

    C-ARSON in the hizouse.

    BEATS: NEW MED VIDEO FROM STONESTHROW!

    ANOTHER BANGER OUT OF THE STONESTHROW CAMP...

    Peep the new MED video for "Push" featuring a cameo by J Dilla.

    BIG UPS TO CHRIS, OTIS, J, EGON, MED AND THE STONESTHROW FAM!



    watch:
  • MED "Push"
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2005

    PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: LIMITED EDITION INCASE HIPSACK

    One of my favorites...

    Whenever I choose a backpack, case or pack there is always two things that it must have for me... functionality and design. It seems the folks over at INCASE are mind-readers.

    Released in a limited amount of 250, INCASE comes correct with their contribution to the ANDRE X ARKITIP X DC X INCASE collaboration.

    The hipsack is perfect for your iPod, celly, $$$, markers, spray can, tips or whatever paraphernalia you may need. Made out of quality material with a colorful paint splatter design; this is something that will definitely rock perception.

    INCASE continues to put out superb cutting edge packs and cases. Now with their introduction of limited edition products... sky's the limit!



    BIG UPS TO TODD AND THE INCASE FAM! DOING BIG THINGS!!!

    For more info:
  • www.goincase.com
  • www.arkitip.com
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2005

    NIKE CAPITAL SERIES: AM1 x AMSTERDAM!

    Taken from the Capital Series for Amsterdam and flipped from the Albert Heijn inspired Air Max 1 orginal sample version, this new colorway is a signature Parra palette and will drop in August with a limited release of 200 throughout Europe/UK.

    Release version:







    Sample version:




    pics and info courtesy of:
  • www.endorsed.nl
  • www.rockwellclothing.com
  • Monday, August 15, 2005

    EVENTS - COMMON IN LA!

    Los Angeles, California August 20, 2005

    Grammy Award winning conscious rap artist “COMMON” along with DJ Maseo of De La Soul and John Legend will host a night of fashion, art and musical explosion at Gower-Sunset Studios on August 20, 2005 to help raise awareness for the Common Ground Foundation. This eclectic event will take place between 9pm – 3am at Sunset Stage in Los Angeles, California.

    This extraordinary event presented by The Common Ground Foundation, Inc, Becker Entertainment, and Fusicology.com will include a night of Live Art installations, a fresh fall fashion preview by hot designers, silent auctions and special guest appearances by DJ Maseo of De La Soul, John Legend and DJ Erik Rico. The night will also feature special guest performances by Grand Agent and Hezekiah. Limited presale and VIP tickets with hosted bar can be purchased at http://commonground.fusicology.com for $25 and $50 respectively. VIP area supported by NaVan Brand from the house of Grand Marnier / owned and managed my Moet Hennessy USA.

    The Common Ground Foundation, Inc., which was founded in the summer of 2000 by Lonnie Rashid Lynn, more widely known as, Common, is a non-profit organization dedicated to utilizing the cultural relevance of Hip-Hop to serve as an advocate for justice and education to fight poverty and increase health awareness among youth in underserved communities throughout the United States. The Common Ground Foundation strives to implement programs that broaden life experiences, promote cultural awareness and emphasize self-empowerment of youth. It is the Common Ground Foundation’s goal to benefit the spiritual and social development of youth by addressing societal concerns fundamental to the well being of the Hip-Hop generation.




    This event is sponsored by Current TV, PUMA, Complex Magazine and Scion: Sessions

    For more information:
  • http://commonground.fusicology.com
  • www.commongroundfoundation.org
  • www.rootzmedia.net
  • www.fusicology.com
  • Sunday, August 14, 2005

    EVENTS - QBERT IN HAWAII!!!

    September 1, 2005

    Qbert performing @ Pipeline (805 Pohukaina St.)
    Doors open at 8p.

    First show in over 3 years for the Hawaiians.
    See ya there!

    For tix and more info:
  • www.pipelinecafe.net
  • BREAKIN' NEWS

    Documenting hip hop's beginnings through music and dance, MGM has finally released Breakin', Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo and Beat Street as a boxed set. Turbo, Ozone, Double K, Lee and the rest of the gang return for a blast from the past. The set will be available through Amazon on August 16.





    ......... RAMO!

    EVENTS - NYC

    Bi-Polar Thursdays (every Thursday)

    ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD (Producer/DJ for A Tribe Called Quest)

    Additional music by DJ Uncle Mike and friends.
    Starts at 10pm; $5 cover
    "Explore the alternative- from Lil John to Elton John"

    Triple Crown - 109 Bedford Ave (N. 11th St.) Brooklyn, NY.
    718.388.8883

    For more info:
  • www.triplecrown.com
  • www.gardenseekerproductions.com
  • EVENTS - NYC

    TUESDAY - AUGUST 16, 2005

    SADAT X / AFU-RA / DJ PREMIER / ED OG & more
    @ S.O.B.'S (NYC)
    Doors open at 7.
    Show at 9 pm. $12 in advance. $15 day of

    Check it:
  • www.sobs.com
  • PUMA "CLYDE" RE-LAUNCH @ SPORTIE LA

    One of Puma's most beloved basketball sneakers makes a return.

    The first re-issue of the PUMA Clyde is an identical of the original shoe. Distinguishing features include gold block CLYDE lettering, authentic green tongue label and single color cotton laces. In keeping with the 1973 edition, the signature heavily textured and seamless midsole transitions smoothly to the outsole with no demarcation lines. A gold stamp on the sock liner replicates the “Real Leather” ink stamp that was placed on the first Clydes.

    To signify this early release, the addition of a city name is stitched onto the outside lateral heel to denote one of the key 2005 launch event cities, New York, London and Tokyo. The heel window features No 1., No 2. and No 3 to correspond with each launch city. 1000 pairs globally will be produced in navy-natural, the original style that Frazier wore the most, as well as natural-orange and orange-navy, two color combinations that reference Clyde’s game jerseys.

    Currently, the PUMA Clyde dropped in 40 select retailers globally and retails for $100. In October and December 2005, additional color ways of the PUMA Clyde will become available with a larger distribution.

    BIG UPS TO AILEEN, SPORTIE LA AND THE REST OF PUMA'S WONDERFUL STAFF FOR MAKING IT HAPPEN THIS PAST SATURDAY!

    The shoes:


    The man:
    Walt "Clyde" Frazier in the house!!!


    The DJ:


    Signing kicks:


    Support:
  • www.puma.com
  • www.sportiela.com
  • NOPAL APPAREL x THR1LLA.com CONTEST!

    Straight from my boy Daniel out of SF!

    NOPAL APPAREL - "Bearing Fruit In The Harshest Climates."

    Nopal Apparel is committed to producing quality artwear that serves and inspires our diverse communities. We believe in linking the past to the present and transcending boundaries through the international language of art and culture.



    * CONTEST: First person to email me with correct answers to both questions will receive a limited edition NOPAL "Vintage Session" Promo CD. Over 20 original rare groove breaks mixed continuously by Bay area producer TD Camp (Hella Records/Bored Stiff/ Co-Deez).

    Question 1: How many pieces of clothing (total) are on the Nopal Apparel website?
    Question 2: What is the name of the revolutionary movement that musician Jorge Ben help pioneer?

    Email answers to: thrillakings@yahoo.com (Include your address, age and email)
    DEADLINE: 8/21/05
    A WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEXT SUNDAY. STAY TUNED TO THR1LLA.COM FOR MORE EXCITING CONTESTS.

    Peep it:
  • www.thegiantpeach.com
  • www.trueclothing.net
  • www.nopalapparel.com
  • DJ SHADOW x OBEY x KID ROBOT

    A DJ Shadow / OBEY Reconstruction

    DJ Shadow, acclaimed hip-hop and electronica artist, and Obey’s Shepard Fairey, ‘street art’ pioneer, are proud to announce the release of a limited edition clothing and music project entitled “PUBLIC WORKS.” The box set will become available on September 1st, 2005 at shopdjshadow.com and at all Kidrobot retail locations nationwide.

    Consisting of five t-shirts, a brand new, full-length mix CD by DJ Shadow, a copy of Shepard Fairey’s book “Post No Bills,” stickers, buttons and other surprises, the PUBLIC WORKS package is limited to 450 pieces, priced at $169.99 each. Designed by Fairey himself, each box is hand assembled and numbered. Four out of five of the shirt designs included in the box set will be made available separately at www.shopdjshadow.com, beginning in September with Shirt #1, and proceeding in monthly increments. The fifth design is exclusive to the box.

    Fans in the Los Angeles area will have an opportunity to snap up the box a week early at the PUBLIC WORKS release party August 25th, 2005, at Kidrobot in Santa Monica, CA, from 6-8pm. DJ Shadow and Shepard Fairey will be on site signing box sets and past projects. Also available for sale, that evening only, will be an exclusive PUBLIC WORKS print of one of Fairey’s designs.



    The address of the in-store is:
    Kidrobot
    1407 3rd Street Promenade
    Santa Monica, Ca. 90401
    (310) 576-7766

    For more info:
  • www.obeydjshadow.com
  • www.shopdjshadow.com