Unwritten Prophecy

Sunday, July 31, 2011


The unification of Rock n' Roll & Hip-Hop has never sounded better then the likes of Travis Barker of Blink 182 linking with Busta Rhythms, Twista, Lil John and Yelawolf. Together they make a wonderful integration of music immersed with an undeniably exceptional drum beat.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Music Video: Madison/LST- Who Knows

Last night I attended an invite-only music video premier for Madison/LST's newest music video, "Who Knows", a hip-hop ballad concerning the struggle for self-love. The video is directed and produced by Martin Landgrave and Magnus Jonsson, who clearly illustrate Madison/LST as an all-around artist, from his incredible flow to his unique dance skills. Check out what the future of Hip-Hop has to offer. Stache, out

Friday, July 22, 2011

Video: Mac Miller- Best Day Ever

Youtube sensation and mixtape mogul, Mac Miller, returns with another music video for "Best Day Ever". Using childhood footage and a simple plot line, Mac, makes his music videos seem so easy and carefree. With his newest album, Blue Slide Park, set to release, you can be sure that we'll be seeing him at the top, soon enough.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Video: Pusha T ft. Tyler, The Creator 'Trouble On My Mind'

Pusha-T & Tyler, The Creator bring us "Trouble On My Mind" off Pusha's next mixtape, Fear of God 2. The video, shot in Tyler, The Creator's hometown of LA, depicts the two rappers acting lawless and unruly like they just don't give a damn. I guess it's not surprising when Tyler, The Creator epitomizes controversy in the rap world.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fresh Track: Kanye West & Jay-Z- Otis Ft. Otis Redding

The super-duo, who have the world anticipating their newest album, Watch The Throne, release Otis, their first single featuring the 60's soul sensation, Otis Reading. Kanye and Jay-Z flow off each other so well that they're like peanut butter and jelly: they're meant to be. Check out this exclusive new track here!

Conscious Hip-Hop: Macklemore x Ryan Lewis "WINGS" Official Music Video

As cliche as it may sound, Macklemore is a gem in a sea of rappers. Unlike most artists who embrace our culture, Macklemore not only sees, but exposes our society for it's faults. His virtue stems from his honest ability to stand up for truth. In "Wings" Macklemore stresses consumerism's responsibility for destroying individualism and he questions the relevance of material value. Why do we really put so much emphasis in the shoes we wear? He's definitely made a fan out of me. Listen up.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Fresh Kicks: Givenchy Scratch Sneaker

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High-Tops are by far my favorite shoe (for the most part) but I would have never gone with white sneakers until I laid my eyes on these wonderful sneakers manufactured by Givenchy. With velcro straps that hide the laces and a padded tongue that gives these shoes a space-like, futuristic appeal, the high price of $470 USD sounds worth it. You can find them at SSENSE.

Music Video: Fabulous- Y'all Don't Hear Me Tho

Brooklyn-based rapper, Fabulous, continues to kill the airwaves with his latest track, Y'all Don't Hear Me Though ft. Red Cafe, off his latest mixtape. In the video, Fabulous not only performs at Vinnie's Shop but he also raps atop the historic Brooklyn Bridge. His latest album, Loso's Way 2: Rise To Power, drops this September. Stay Tuned.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Teaser: "Dark Night Rises" Trailer

The prequel to Dark Night is finally here! Set to release in 2012, the Dark Knight Rises has been on everyone's anticipation list, from spoof trailers to rumored villains. This trailer, for once, reveals that Bane might be our next super-villain and it's rumored that Inception's Tom Hardy may be cast for the role. I'm so excited.

Tattoos: Should I Get A Full Sleeve?

My fascination with tattoos stems back to my early childhood. I was in Florida, on vacation with my dad, who decided that he wanted to get some ink. He returned from the tattoo shop wrapped up and sore, explaining to me just how painful his experience had been. Unraveling the bandages he revealed a small tattoo on the side of his arm that read: Sin. Ever since then my allure for tattoos has multiplied. I was on a mission for ink. It only took me one drunk evening in St. Marks and an impulsive afternoon in Glasgow, Scotland to finally get it right. One tattoo was in the bank, leaving me content but still unsatisfied. There's that feeling of catharsis you get after you've finished a tattoo, like you've created a new identity or a part of yourself has changed. Plus the color and vibrancy of fresh ink is so striking and vivid; it couldn't get any better. So the question is, should I continue tatting my left arm until I've finished a full sleeve? Well, everyone seems to have their own opinion: Oh, when you get older, what then? For me, life is a moment to moment affair. The only thing that really matters when I'm older is, when I reminisce about my younger days I can be certain of one thing: I lived, fully. Any thoughts?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Kicks: Jeremy Scott x Adidas Originals JS Bones

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Adidas collaborates with the very talented Jeremy Scott on their latest JS Bones for Fall 2011, a Flintstones inspired pair of kicks, with removable Dino bones attached to the laces. The animal print and teal designs throw me off, but overall, it's an extremely impressive design, to say the least.

Video: Brothers From Another- Beeba Vision Pt. II

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Seattle-locals, Brothers From Another, release the music video for Beeba Vision Pt II. The dynamic duo has been gaining success all over the west coast this summer from the Blue Scholars Show to musical collaborations, while also staying real to their city. Check these guys out, repping the 206, here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Video: Santigold & Spank Rock For Alexander Wang

PhotobucketAlexander Wang releases T By Alexander, with a campaign video featuring Santigold and Spank Rock. The pair are occupying add space throughout New York City on poster boards and building walls representing Alexander Wang in a photo shoot by Dan Jackson. Check out their latest video featuring a remix of one of Santigold's newest single and let me know what you guys think!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Exclusive Music Video Preview: LST- Who Knows

UPNYC brings you the preview for Madison/LST's latest music video, "Who Knows", directed and produced by Martin Langreve & Magnus Jonsson. In his video, Madison shows the world just how sharp you can be while still rapping up a storm. Stay tuned for the exclusive video drop, coming soon!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

New Album: The Cool Kids- When Fish Ride Bicycles

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The Cool Kids are streaming their latest album, When Fish Ride Bicycles, on facebook. Look out for the album when it drops on Tuesday, July 12th.

Saturday, July 9, 2011



Tyler, The Creator hooks up with G.O.O.D. music signee Pusha-T on this incredible incredible track off of Pusha's album, Fear Of God 2: Let Us Pray. The track is great, although the chorus is a bit depressing, but the video that's sure to air soon, should be sick.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Video: Skylar Grey- Dance Without You

Skylar Grey who's signed to KIDinaKORNER/Interscope and collaborated with the likes of Kanye West, releases Dance Without You, the latest single off her new album, Invisible, due to release later this year. The content of the video is horrid, taking place in a patient's room at a mental institution whose driven by a black demon inside of her, all the while she's singing a song about heartbreak. Gruesome is an understatement, but on a positive note it's nice to see some change from the drab music industry.

Video: Bape Launches Womenswear Lookbook

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It-Girl Daisy Lowe models for the European Launch of Bape's Womenswear Lookbook. Directed and commissioned by Kat Moross, the video has a tomboy meets Chloe Sevigny appeal, mixed with animal prints, baseball jackets and preppy florals that are A Bathing Ape standard. Lowe makes Bape less urban, more sexy and feminine. Get excited ladies!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Video: Alexander McQueen Turns In The Wrong Direction

Alexander McQueen's Men's Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Show was a 70's acid trip gone wrong, the patterns mismatched, vertical and horizontal lines were paired awkwardly and the cuts seemed uncomfortable. Far deterring from Alexander's gothic sensibility, Sarah Burton, Alexander McQueen's latest creative director, fails to meet the high standards expected from such a historically renowned fashion house. Thoughts?

Fresh Track: The Cool Kids- Gas Station ft. Bun B

Another fresh track from the Hipster-Hop duo, The Cool Kids, off their album When Fish Ride Bicycles dropping July 12th on iTunes. Gas Station is a summer classic perfect for lighting a blunt and rolling down the windows on a humid summer day, downloadable, here.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Kanye West & Jay-Z Release 'Watch The Throne' Album Art & Pre-Order

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The anticipation of mega-album 'Watch The Throne' by superstars Kanye West & Jay-Z may not be completely satisfied, but they have released the album art created by Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci. You can pre-order the album here.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Your Saturday Night Go-To Song: Fall (Remixed By M83 Vs Big Black Delta)

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So here's the scenario: You just got an SMS from a promoter to come to Gold Bar and your rushing to put on your chipped Manolo Blahniks or your Alexander Mcqueen t-shirt with a new fresh pair of j's. Here's your go-to music to get you out and about in the city tonight. Fall (Remixed By M83 Vs Big Black Delta) off the Daft Punk: Tron Legacy Album will get you ready to party, futuristic!

Kickstarter: Voicing Islam Video Performance Piece By Melissa Basaran

My lovely friend, Melissa Basaran, is not only a talented singer and recent National Geographic model, but she's also a scholastic with high ambitions. Her latest project delves into the life of a pious muslim women under city life conditions, in order to better define how we associate Islamic culture and it's portrayal in our society through the lens of a video camera. When I see a great idea and I know that it has a possibility to develop, I jump right on it, which is why I will be donating my own money to this cause. Help donate too, on her Kickstarter!

Fresh Track: Heatwave- Chiddy Bang ft. Mac Miller

chiddy bang Although Chiddy Bang's Mixtape Peanut Butter and Swelly dropped a couple weeks ago, I just can't seem to get this song out of my head. Heatwave is a summer classic, from it's hard bass drops to Mac Miller's featured verse and it's sweet melodic instrumentals. In all, it's one of the hottest tracks on the mixtape along with Dance With the DJ (Remix) and Baby Roulette. The Drexel duo is at it again, so don't forget to add them to your iTunes playlist.

Video: Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 2012

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Belgian Fashion Designer Maison Martin Margiela gives us a close glimpse of his Spring/Summer line in Vogue/Italia's latest video. Check out what's next up for this legendary fashion house.

Friday, July 1, 2011

rag & bone Spring/Summer 2012 Collection


The rag & bone lookbook for Spring/Summer 2012 has surfaced, occupied with 70's inspired casual-wear and Hawaiian print-shirts. Cargo shorts and waxed hooded toggle coats evoke a sense of southern california culture, prevalent throughout their latest lookbook, along with their use of resort yellow, which has been key for spring season. Check it out.