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A-Trak – Dirty South Dance 2 Mixtape

May 19th, 2010 by Larry

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A-Trak has released this Dirty South Dance 2 Mixtape that’s full of our jams. It’s highly recommended y’all. Thanks for Froso for the heads up!

Download (via Bandcamp): A-Track – Dirty South Dance 2

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The Joneses “A Quiet Pride” Snapbacks

May 17th, 2010 by Larry

Our friends at The Joneses have just released some snapback caps that carry the same bold and simplistic style that defines their brand. Available at Niche in Charlotte and St. Alfred in Chicago. Roadtrip anyone?

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Strawberry!

May 16th, 2010 by Larry

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I spent the weekend in San Francisco getting an up-close introduction to Nike SPARQ training. Needless to say, it kicked my butt! More details coming as soon as I get back to the A.

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Stage Presence

May 15th, 2010 by Larry

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I’m working on a new design project for Rehab‘s upcoming album and I decided that the first step in the process was to go through thousands of live show photos that we’ve taken over the years and pick out the great shots. I’ve been waiting to take on this project for a long time and I’m really excited that the opportunity is finally here. Here’s one of my favorite photos of singer, Danny Boone, showing the Tabernacle crowd what he’s made of.

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Nike Kobe Bryant (Aston Martin Edition) Footwear Pack

May 13th, 2010 by Larry

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Nike Basketball has partnered with Aston Martin to introduce the Nike Kobe Bryant (Aston Martin Edition) footwear pack at STAPLES Center. It started with the viral web video of Kobe Bryant jumping over an Aston Martin DB9, and was fueled by consumer demand that resulted in this high magnitude collaboration between Nike Basketball and the luxury sports car manufacturer.

Aston Martin-inspired colorways of the Zoom Kobe V and Nike Hyperdunk DB9 were available for sale to a select number of Kobe fans. Paying astute attention to detail, the lining in the Hyperdunk DB9′s were cut made from the same leather from the interior of the Aston Martin DB9. That puts it over-the-top for me! Read the rest of this entry »

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Gonna Miss These Hawks

May 12th, 2010 by Larry

Inevitably, things are going to change here in A-town. Despite all the negativity about JJ (let him walk) and Woody (fire his ass), I’m really going to miss this ensemble team that we’ve enjoyed over the past few years…

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Smilebooth – Cinco De Mayo at Graveyard Tavern

May 7th, 2010 by Larry

The awesome people behind Smilebooth have compiled this video of all the pics they captured on Cinco de Mayo at Graveyard Tavern. It’s always fun to hang out with our good friends, Esperanza, and it’s even better to have some of the evening’s craziness captured. Enjoy!

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PROCESS x Esperanza “Sugar Skull” Nokahoma

May 5th, 2010 by Larry

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These tees came out really nice! Sorry about the cruddy Blackberry photo. You gotta see this in person! Come out for Cinco de Mayo at Graveyard Tavern and pick up yours before we run out!

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Set It Off: Bart Sasso

May 5th, 2010 by Larry

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Name:
Bart Sasso

Aka: 
Barty (properly pronounced with some New Englandy nasal action, Bahhty); Squat; Big Flower (for the old homies)  

Website: 
www.esperanza-atl.com 

Where are you from?
Atlanta via Newington, CT

Who do you work for?
ESPERANZA ATL 

What are your Current Project(s)?
Spankin’ new CINCO DE MAYO collabo with our major homies THE PROCESS; our increasingly infamous ATL HOLD IT DOWN Foam Hand; a collabo with our Chattanooga affiliate Randy Wallin of FRESH NEWS; new ESPERANZA products every week all summer long; WORLD CUP headquarters; and some big, big plans that should start to unfold very soon……

Who would you love to work with?
Danny Jones from YASLY.com; Clark Orr; the guys at MORNING BREATH; the guys at BURLESQUE OF NORTH AMERICA; Methane Studios; Mike Giant; Jessica Hische; Simon Page. These are artists who fascinate and inspire me. I’d love to just observe them over the course of a couple days (if y’all are listening!).

If you had to give all your sneakers away to charity except for one pair, which ones would you keep?
They’re all pretty beat up, so if they want em, they can have em all. I’ll just go snag a new pair of CHUCKS tomorrow.  

What’s on your iPod right now?
Aggrolites, Bad Religion, Delroy Wilson, Evil Stig, Gallows, Ghostface Killah, Glasvegas, H2O, Jamie T, Joe Gibbs, Low Anthem, Madlib’s Medicine Shows, Mariachi el Bronx, Menahan Street Band, Minor Threat, Ocha la Rocha, Old Canes, Operation Ivy, PAC DIV, panama!3, Partisan, Phosphorescent, Rancid, RATATAT, Raekwon, Rolling Stones, Sick of it All, Sizzla, The Streets, Van Morrison, The Walkmen, When Rhythm was King Comp. Just scrolled through my nano, got a REBEL8 sticker on the back if it counts.

What’s your Favorite ATL food?
Pork Belly Torta @ HOLY TACO – that thing is a religious experience. 

What’s your Favorite ATL hangout?
The Local, Bookhouse Pub, Star Bar & EK’s house when his lady Lauren is cookin,

What are your Pet Peeves?
People who say NO. People who settle for mediocrity. And just bitchassness in general.

Shout outs?
My Moms, Pops, & sis Becks who support me endlessly and whom I will never take for granted. The rest of ESP, Danny & EK, who crush it with me. Neboner, our estranged 4th. Karlo Vicente, Lee Starnes, Hunter Weeks, & Ali Faiz, true believers. Our GaTech fam, the Saints. Annie Znosko and her impeccable opinion. Ed and the boys at DANGER. Fadia Kader. Jack, Talley, & Esteban from CJ’s, TIN ROOF & STAR BAR. Malissa from 4THE WARD HEROES. Matty @ the SPIRIT. Mike & Blake from SMKA. Philip @ GRAVEYARD. THE VAGINAS rock ‘n roll crew, esp. Adam & James. Randy Wallin. Dres tha Beatnik. Wax @ MINDZAI. GregMike who’s just doin’ it right now. And last, but certainly not least, THE PROCESS crew who we’ve got mad love for.

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Set It Off: Eric Kelly

May 5th, 2010 by Larry

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Name:
Eric Kelly

Aka:
EK, E to the K, Big E, Eazy E, EEEEKKKK

Website:
www.esperanza-atl.com 

Where are you from?
Atlanta via Stone Mountain

Who do you work for?
Esperanza Atlanta

What are your Current Project(s)?
Workin on several projects at the moment. As always, trying to keep things fresh with new threads from Esperanza. Our insane section at Hawks playoffs games. We just put a massive showcase on at SXSW in Austin with Fadia Kader and SMKA and can’t wait to plan for next year. Ocha La Rocha has some new music coming out with Esperanza artwork adorning their wax. Got some things in the works with Aleon Craft…..and the list goes on. Let’s just say it’s about to get “multimedia.”

Who would you love to work with? 
The way it’s going, I just love to work with anyone and everyone who works with us because they realize our talent and respect what we do and how hard we work to get it done…or The Beastie Boys.

If you had to give all your sneakers away to charity except for one pair, which ones would you keep? 
The Adidas Campus sneaks that I have had since 2002…love those things. I don’t even remember what the original color was, haha.

What’s on your iPod right now? 
Mumford & Sons, Broken Bells, Mos Def, Avett Brothers, Handsome Furs, Johnathan Boulet, Collective Efforts, Jamie T , Madlib, Animal Collective, K’naan, Murs, Felt, Michael Jackson, King Tubby, I-Roy, Outkast, Beach Boys, Rancid, Junior Murvin, M. Ward, Sam Cooke, Rhymefest, The Slackers, James Brown, Fleet Foxes, Diplo, Vampire Weekend, The Smiths, Hall and Oates….yes that’s right.  The Very Best, Phaseone, K-OS, Blakroc, Bullion, Wu Tang, Local Natives, 808 Experiment, Ella Fitzgerald….I feel like that is enough to tell…

What’s your Favorite ATL food? 
The Varsity

What’s your Favorite ATL hangout? 
Depends on my mood, The Local, The Clermont, Leon’s, The Brickstore, The Star Bar, Bart’s Condo

What are your Pet Peeves?
People who win on a scratch off ticket and think that means that they don’t have to go to the back of the line, people who walk around with their bluetooth on and don’t realize that nobody gives a shit about their conversation. Why you gotta talk so loud?

Shout outs?
The Process of course, SMKA, 4th Ward Heroes, Studio Crispo, Danger, Bart, Daniel

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