February 29th, 2012 by Larry
Today marks the release of the official video for DoYaThing, Gorillaz’ new song featuring James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem and Andre 3000.
Most of the video takes place at the new Gorillaz HQ on Wobble St. where we get a tour of all the zaniness that goes on when 2-D, Noodle, Murdoc, & Russell aren’t making music. Once again, we are treated to the rich visual world of Gorillaz, as envisioned by artist/illustrator Jamie Hewlett. Check out the video after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
February 29th, 2012 by Larry
The homie, Stranger Day, is shooting the lights out with his latest release, A Sunday Drive with the Windows Down. Once again, Stranger Day teams up with producer cohort, Emynd, as a follow-up to last summer’s Bar Stool Bounce EP, featuring a collection of new songs compiled with some of the bangers off the BSB EP. Staying true to his Southern roots, Stranger Day, spits his mantra over some of rock & roll’s most famous riffs. Don’t sleep on Don’t Kill My Buzz, I’m the Man, or Independence Day.
Tracks on ASDWTWD feature Chip tha Ripper and PlayBoy Tre. All tracks are produced by Emynd and Derek Allen aka DJA of Mad Decent. Enjoy this release, as rumor has it that this is just the tip of the iceberg of releases that Stranger Day has planned for us this year.
Download (via Mediafire): Stranger Day x Emynd – A Sunday Drive with the Windows Down
Stream (via SoundCloud): Stranger Day x Emynd – A Sunday Drive with the Windows Down
February 28th, 2012 by Keenan
The brand new Converse x Gorillaz 2012 shoe collection has spawned something way more than just a couple pairs of really dope sneakers. Converse’s musical experiment, 3 Artists, 1 Song, has truly made a musical eargasm with their newest track, DoYaThing”.
The new song teams the Gorillaz together with LCD Soundsystem’s creative front man James Murphy and also throws in some superior tongue-twisting lyrics from Mr. Andre 3000 of OutKast. Damon of the Gorillaz owns the first two verses with a certain playful mischievousness that only his 2-D persona could create. In between 2-D’s first and second verse, Murphy chimes in singing the hook in his famous high-pitched falsetto voice. The groovy 60’s sounding organs in the background make for a nice mellow vibe while Murphy’s touch of synthesizer sound keeps your head bobbing to the beat. Mr. 3000 starts his verse with a little singing, as he has been known to do, but once he gets into his rhyming it’s one hell of a ride. Very few rappers can put words like “onomatopoeia” and “Juicy Fruit” into their rhymes but Andre does it with such style and charm that it’s actually cool.
Murphy definitely makes his own stylish imprint on the song but the lyrical flows of Andre and Damon are unquestionably the highlight of the track. Be sure to look out for a 12 minute video version of the song, sure to be a crazy, Gorillaz-y head-trip for all, to be released in the near future. Listen to the song or download it now at converse.com.
February 23rd, 2012 by Keenan
The innovative team at Converse Inc. has unveiled four design concepts for their new Spring 2012 footwear collection. The conceptual designs behind this collection have been inspired by everyone’s favorite virtual created band from the UK, Gorillaz. These new styles will combine the classic Chuck Taylor shoe with some of this creative band’s most notorious and legendary graphics.
With the Gorillaz being long time fans of the brand it was only a matter of time before the two hooked up. Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz co-creator and award-winning designer, has produced some revolutionary choice prints that integrate elements from some of the Gorillaz most memorable artwork. The signature design is a military influenced camouflage print that was taken from their self-titled debut album. The military theme is also highlighted on a brown/black canvas hi-top with an image of their well-known character, Pazuzu, stamped on the side. The inside lining of both pairs feature a collage of images from previous album artwork made particularly for this collaboration. The collection also contains a Chuck Taylor All Star hi-top and oxford shoe with camouflage inside lining and black and white collage prints on the outsoles. A Gorillaz hangtag and heel tab come equipped as well. At a suggested retail price of $60, these new Chucks are a necessity for anyone’s kick collection.
The Gorillaz have not only been recognized for the creation of a new genre of music but for the fact that they redefined the whole concept of a band. Taking from hip hop, alternative rock, and electronic pop music, the band created a new, fresh and very unique sound. The band has sold over 15 million records across the globe and in 2006, they won a GRAMMY Award for “Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals” for their track with De La Soul, Feel Good Inc.
This pairing with the Gorillaz will also include a musical collaboration with Converse’s musical experiment, “Three Artist. One Song”. The track, entitled DoYaThing will feature Gorillaz, James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) and Andre 3000 (OutKast).
Today at converse.com, fans can score a free download of the song and purchase sneakers from the collection.
February 22nd, 2012 by Staff
Nike is at again and they are stepping their game up major for the USA Basketball team with some new futuristic innovations. Using the lightest and most advanced textiles, the Nike Hyper Elite Basketball Uniform is going to help improve performance of the players and emphasize the pride we have for basketball here in The USA. Read the rest of this entry »
February 21st, 2012 by Staff
In the summer of 1992, fifteen American men came together to form the USA’s Olympic Basketball squad. The team was the first to be made up of active NBA players. When they traveled across the pond to Barcelona that summer, they were unstoppable. Team USA, nicknamed “The Dream Team”, won every game by an impressive average of 44 points. Needless to say, the team went home with the gold and were forever etched into history as one of the strongest teams in any sport ever. That summer was a major turning point for many fans, young and old alike. People who liked basketball, now loved basketball.
20 years later, Nike Sportswear is commemorating that epic run with the release of The Dream Team Destroyer Jacket. The jacket is very traditional looking with patches that tell the story and pay homage to The Dream Team’s journey. In a sense it is a classic Destroyer jacket with the leather sleeves and a wool body, but the attention to detail is what will distinguish this as a true one of kind piece.
Russell Stott, Nike Sportswear’s Graphic Design Director, and his team have covered every aspect of that historic summer with an array of patches on both sleeves and on the front and back of the jacket. The right sleeve is adorned with the starting five players jersey numbers, while the left side consists of three chenille patches each one telling a story. The top patch tells of the average point differentiation, 43.8, and also has an XXV that refers to Barcelona as the 25th of the ‘games’ in sporting history. The lower patch is the USAB logo and the middle patch states some of the places this year’s team will be visiting before the summer.
The right breast of the jacket is embroidered with U S A in a vertical towering effect, and includes a USAB pin-badge. The left breast shows a USA flag inspired mostly by space travel and military. Stitched in underneath the flag is the score of each game the team played. The back is embroidered with a large XX to celebrate the 20th year since that momentous summer. Stitched in above each front pocket it says, “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave” in italicized font. For the tag, Nike is re-imaging the tag from a replica of the Dream Team jersey they found that had a special message to the team on them. This jacket is a must have for any Nike head and although winter is almost over, this is a truly timeless piece and will never go out of style. Release date is TBA.
Check out more detailing of The Dream Team Destroyer Jacket after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
February 20th, 2012 by Keenan
What up We Are the Process / EC Design Co. family, the name is Keenan Kellett and I’m here to learn. About what you ask? Well, about your city and what it has to offer to the streetwear game as a whole. Larry Luk and Georgios Saliaris were kind enough to hook me up with the spring internship here in their new studio at Good Work. I’ll be here Monday to Friday till around 5:00 if anyone ever wants to stop by and check anything out. I really love what We Are The Process is doing with their clothing by keeping it real and not losing their Southern roots.
I’m really stoked about staying in The A for awhile. This isn’t the first time I’ve visited Atlanta but it is the first time I’ll be “living” here. I’m coming here from Charleston, SC, where I serve hangry (hungry/angry) overweight tourist BBQ. I’ve been into We Are the Process for about a year now since I heard about it from some friends at Permanent Vacation. I’m looking forward to helping these guys #GrowTheBrand.
While I’m here I’m trying to dine on some of the delicious grub that Atlanta has to offer, which I know hardly anything about, but I’m sure exists. I want to also see some cool art galleries and possibly check out some of the dope music venues. I’m sure there are also some pretty good looking ladies but sadly for them I am very unavailable… Either way I know this is going to be a great experience all around.
Follow me on Twitter: @hi5keenan
February 20th, 2012 by Larry
Butch Walker & The Black Widows performed their new single, Synthesizers, on the Late Show with David Letterman on Friday night. This performance was special for us at We Are the Process because the band’s guitarist, Chris Unck, was helping us #GrowTheBrand by wearing our Nokahoma Tanktop on national TV! Thanks Chris! Check out the performance after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
February 16th, 2012 by Keenan
If you have never seen an episode of The Simpsons, well, you are just down right un-American and should be quite ashamed of yourself. The series has had a cult like following for the past 23 seasons that it has been on primetime TV. That being said, the landmark 500th episode of this consistently relevant show is due to air this month and what better way to immortalize the creator of such an historic show than by introducing a 6’ vinyl figurine of the man himself. The acclaimed creator of the show, Matt Groening, is well over due for some KidRobot love. The toy will come fully laced with director’s pad and pencil accessories. Groening is also sporting his signature goatee and glasses with a red and black director’s jacket on his back. Available now at Kidrobot.com.
KidRobot is no stranger to doing mash-ups with The Simpsons franchise. In 2008, they released twenty-four mini figurines ranging from the always clever killing duo, Itchy and Scratchy, to the booze guzzling alcoholic known as Duff Man! The company introduced a second series of vinyl toys in 2010 that included Zombie Simpsons and everyone’s favorite shaky handed surgeon, Dr. Nick.
The collaboration between the two companies is a match made in toy store heaven. With the countless amount of characters The Simpsons produce, KidRobot will have no shortage of ideas for creating new toys in future.
February 10th, 2012 by Larry
Image Source: AtlantaHawks.com
Congratulations to Joe Johnson of the Atlanta Hawks for being selected to play in the NBA All-Star Game for the 6th time in his career. I’m happy that I live in a city where top-notch basketball is being played night-in and night-out. Since we’re on the topic of the All-Star Game, I have 2 points of contention that are out of Joe’s control, but I need to sound off, so here goes:
#1 – Adidas… whhhhyyyyyy can’t I purchase a Joe Johnson All-Star jersey anywhere? They aren’t available at Philips Arena where the Hawks play, and I can only customize and purchase a crappy polyester replica jersey on NBAstore.com. I would like to own a Swingman quality jersey or even an authentic, but there is no option to get one. This is totally bogus!
#2 – JOSH SMITH should absolutely be on this All-Star team. If Joe makes it, then Josh HAS to make it. He’s been the best player on the Hawks this year! I’m not trying to take away from what Joe does, but without Josh Smith, this team has a sub-.500 record. I feel bad for Josh. He’s been snubbed from the All-Star team his entire career and this is the year that I thought he had the best chance to finally make the roster. I hope this latest snubbing fires him up for the remainder of the season and he proves his worth to all the doubters. Tee up the Orlando Magic… Josh is angry!