Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Grind Time Battle Recap

Last Saturday August the 28 was the Grind Time Battle at Time Bomb. Everyone was hype and ready to spit their best. We even got a write up in the City Paper.


When Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa appeared on MTV Jams, counting down videos in front of Shadyside's Time Bomb store, it affirmed the esteemed role owner Brian Brick has played in the local hip-hop scene for well over a decade -- a role he continues in two upcoming events.

At its current Highland Avenue location for nine years, Time Bomb has become a destination for hip-hop fans. On Aug. 13, the day that the latest Allderdice phenom Mac Miller held a CD-signing at Time Bomb (selling 115 copies of his debut,Kids), two dozen Wiz Khalifa merch items also flew off the shelves. "Kids came with parents from Erie, Uniontown and Jeanette," Brick recalls.

Now, local battle emcee Real Deal, a.k.a. Trevor Weller, has chosen Time Bomb as the site for the first area Grind Time event, the nation's largest emcee competition. Grind Time takes place 8-11 p.m. Sat., Aug. 28, and is all-ages, with a "no cameras" rule.

According to Weller, who has himself competed twice at the legendary Scribble Jam in Cincinnati, Grind Time originated with Florida's Drect and Mad Illz, and grew into a league with divisions in the U.S., Canada and England. "Once I got involved in it, I wanted to bring it to Pittsburgh," Weller says.

Pittsburgh is on the divisional border, according to Weller, welcoming emcees from the "DMV" (DC/MD/VA) as well as "cats from Ohio and Detroit." The event consists of nine battles of three rounds each, with possible overtime. "The more you win, the more you go on to climb in status." Adds Brick, "You get exposure, get to travel and meet people." Judges' opinions and crowd participation both count. "In the past, we've had a lot of battles. Time Bomb is a safe meeting place for kids from different schools to get together."

A similar spirit will be evident on Sat., Sept. 11, when Time Bomb hosts its second annual Street Art exhibit, curated by portrait artist Arlo and featuring canvases, prints and even airbrushed denim jackets from the likes of Chris Savido, Evan Sanders and Todd Porter (of punkers The Cheats). Brick regards offering his fellow wall-bombers a chance to display in an urban boutique -- alongside fresh mixtapes from up-and-coming rappers such as Ghosty, Beedie and Jonny Quest -- as a method of boosting the local economy.

"I remember doing artwork illegally to express a point," he says. "Now I make income off it as a business. There's not a whole lot of jobs out there, but there's a lot of talent."

The battle overall was an amazing success so keep your ear to streets for more Time Bomb sponsored events coming your way in 2010!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Steeler Season Coming, New Fitteds to Match

With the Fall 2010 Steeler Season approaching, where else in the city could you find the hottest Burgh gear to match your Burgh style? Timebomb of course. From our friends over at Mitchell & Ness and NFL certified, we bring you NINE new styles, all embroidered with the official Super Bowl patches on the right side. Get yours today in-store, and keep your eyes open for their sale debut on our online store, HERE.

4th Annual Summer Sale & Cookout Re-cap

At the end of every summer here at Timebomb, we hold the biggest sales and even bigger BBQ in the 412. Giving back to our local support, free food and good music gave the streets of the east end something to do on a beautiful summer day. Detroit's own Dj Houseshoes came through to show the TBC some love and national support, along with our homie and local Dj, Rob Chilldren. And what Highland Ave event would be complete without our mans Chopper? Feel bad if you missed this, but we'll see you next summer!

New Vinny Track

Our homie Vinny, AKA Vintage Radio, recruited 412's best MC's for 'On The Move', featuring Franchise, Beedie, and Mac Miller. Produced by P.Fish, this is most def something you want to hear, right HERE! And be sure to keep your eyes open and ears listening for The Foundation, dropping this coming Tuesday, 8/31/10!

Friday, August 27, 2010


If you were at the first STREET ART FAIR last year, you witnessed some of the most talented artists showcasing their finest pieces. So you already know you don't want to miss this years installment... and due to the huge success of last years event, the list of talent has grown and expanded into other areas and mediums. With your Uncle ARLO curating; a.k.a. turning the TIME BOMB SHOP into the illest art gallery you've ever feasted your eyes upon, this is guaranteed to be one for the ages.


Please prepare yourself for the time of your life at the second annual TIME BOMB STREET ART FAIR! and it doesn't matter what the "art critics" say ..... this is the FOR THE STREETS!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Nas & Damien Marley at Mr.Smalls Tickets on Sale at Timebomb

Great News Pittsburgh not only is it my Birthday but on Sept 4th Nakturnal & Opus One Presents Nas & Damian Marley the Distant Relatives Tour.

Tickets our on sale at Timebomb Now . All Ages Welcome Get your tickets A.s.a.p
feat our homie Dj Smi hosted by Kellee Maize and Knowledge Build .

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Gene Stovall Music Group and Stilltown presents the HOTTEST Back To School Event!!

First 20 people through the door get a FREE exclusive limited edition hard copy of the new Stilltown mixtape compilation, featuring more than 20 of the Steel City's best hip-hop acts!

Hosted by: **Kid A + DJ Melun**

Performances by:
*Varsity Squad*
*Black Sun*
*The Sole Vibe*
*Ayatollah Jaxx*
*Blowup School*

Doors Open @ 9pm/ 18+

$5 w/ College ID or RSVP in FACEBOOK event page (http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/event.php?eid=132260210151645)
$8 at the Door

****SPONSORED**** and Giveaways by: SOUL II SOLE: Sneaker Boutique
(Pittsburgh King & Piffsburgh T-Shirts)
also sponsored by: RepPghHipHop + Rhyme Cal + Classic 1824

+Varsity Squad+
This newly formed supercrew will follow-up their debut performance at the Method Man/Redman show with an epic set at IMPACT: Back to School Edition. Jon Quest, Beedie, and Shade Cobain have already generated a national buzz as solo artists. One of the hypest hip-hop groups out, do youself a favor by getting familiar with this crew now.

^The Sole Vibe^
Mario Dones and AV hold down the mics for the Sole Vibe collective. Their music will have you busting out your neckbrace and waving your hands uncontrollably. Their new album, One to Grow On, will be released late this month.

~Ayatollah Jaxx~
Aiyo, real rap? This dude can out-rap both your favorite rapper and your favorite rapper's favorite rapper, at the same time. Not only that, he's one hell-of-an-entertainer as well. When Jaxx is one stage, it will be all eyes on he.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mac Miller Freestyle on Toca Tuesdays

Last Tuesday, the self-proclaimed "Justin Bieber Meets Jadakiss" Mac Miller stopped by the show to pay a visit to Tony Touch. While at the show we learned two things about Mac: He can rap, and the ladies love him. In the video, you can see Mac's freestyle when Tony puts him on the spot. In the Usershare like below, you can hear one of Macs female fans call in and actually give her number out over the air. Tune in to Toca Tuesdays each and every Tuesday from 8 p.m. till 12 a.m. on Shade 45/XM 66.

Mac Miller Freestyle on Toca Tuesdays from Toca Tuesdays on Vimeo.

New Kid Robot Toys


Legendary comic artist, Paul Pope, introduces his newest creation.

Inspired by Playboy's November 1978 cover, this 7.5-inch fantasy's thigh-high boots and sun-bleached locks are a throwback to the mansion's heyday.


Time warp to the 31st century with cast of Futurama!

Kidrobot has teamed up with Matt Groening and David X. Cohen for the second time to bring your favorite Planet Express employees to vinyl. From the cryogenically frozen Fry to the ancient Dr. Zoidberg, 12 iconic characters, including 2 chases are coming at you blind boxed in the very near future.


D'Oh! They're vinyl!

Kidrobot teamed up with Matt Groening to bring your favorite Springfield citizens to vinyl in our biggest mini series yet. From Homer to Bart to Sideshow Bob, 24 iconic characters, including 3 chases, can be yours...eeeexcellent!


If you're like us, you still watch cartoons regardless of your age. That's why Adult Swim TM is the dopest block of programming to hit cable tv in years. The adult-oriented program features an array of totally absurd shows that are impossible to take seriously, yet are intelligent enough to keep you coming back week after week.

Kidrobot knows how much you love the sweatpant-clad antics of Carl or the heavy metal madness of Murderface and Wartooth, so we present this incredibly awesome new blind-box mini series featuring your favorite show's favorite stars.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force TM, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law TM, Frisky Dingo TM, The Venture Bros. TM, Metalocalypse TM, Robot Chicken, Squidbillies TM, Moral Orel TM and Assy McGee TM are all given the blind-box treatment, so start searching for your favorite figures and treat your tv room to a little decor.

Mac Millers K.I.D.S. Release Party!

What comes to mind when you think of Friday the 13th? Mass murderers and bad luck? Well that wasn't the case this past Friday August the 13th. It was a warm calm Friday afternoon on South Highland and then the clock struck 2pm.....

KABOOMMMMMMMMMMM talk about a rush! People came from near and far to cop Mac Millers new album "K.I.D.S." and to catch a glimpse of the kid himself. He hung out at the store and signed CD's and posters almost all day. The album has beats from Big Jerm, Sayez (Pittsburgh beat natives) and a feature with Chevy Woods (Kev Tha Hustler). We also wanna give a shout out to E Dan for his mix/mastering skills on the album. Pittsburgh's going hard so keep up or get left behind. It was a busy day for the store, Mac and the city... PITTSBURGH STAND UP!! Check out the photos from throughout the day and check the blog for more information on 412 hip hop.

If you haven't heard it already then make sure to check out K.I.D.S. and download for free.

Mac had a busy week in New York this past week and went on Statik Selektah and Tony Touch's Shade 45 satellite radio shows in the same week. He killed the freestyles and had mad people call in and support him. He's on his way back to the Burgh now so there will be more coming in the future.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wiz Khalifa Graces The Cover of Honey Magazine

Pittsburgh's very own Wiz Khalifa graces the cover of Honey Magazine for the August issue. He talks about weed, women, touring and whether he'll be making more radio friendly records for his album. He's wearing Soul II Sole's "Pittsburgh King" fitted hat on the cover. You can buy yours HERE!

Check out the Honey Magazine interview below

Young Scolla- Gimme a Sign ft. Boaz & S.Money

Check out Young Scolla's new Video "Gimme a Sign" featuring Boaz and S.Money. 412 stand up!


Come check out the Grind Time Midwest & Grind Time DMV Presents "Steel Town Smackdown" at the store (200 South Highland Avenue) on August 28. The event starts at 8 and goes till 11, it's a $10 admission fee and is all ages. It's hosted by Sonny Bamboo, Paradoxx and Pittsburgh's very own Real Deal. Stop thru and check out the battle and remember NO CAMERAS!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Mac Miller Live On Showoff Radio, Shade 45 with Statik Selektah

Check out the Homie Mac Miller Show his skills on The Statik Selektah Show Mac Miller New Mixtape Kids. Mac's "KIDS" has something for everyone on it, but do not get it twisted, MAC WILL SPIT! He undoubtedly shows his skills live on SHADE45 and Selektah is clearly feeling it. Enough reading. Watch this. The video speaks for itself.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Back In Stock Taylor Gang Or Die & Wiz Khalifa Tee shirts

Right in Time for Back To School we where lucky today to have the Taylor Gang stop by the store and Drop us off another size run of the Taylor Gang or Die T-shirts & the Wiz Khalifa Double Wide T-shirts ! We are also excited to get the Wiz Khalifa Camo Shorts ! We all know that Wiz made Camo extra hot this summer. Be sure to get To Timebomb once you read this what better way to start off the first day of school with Wiz Khalifa Merchandise . !

Chevy Woods - "G Sh*t"

Check out our Homie and Long Time Friend Chevy Woods aka Kev Tha Hustla and the Taylor Gangs New video ! Also watch out for Pilot Shit Mixtape dropping soon !

BZE On Spittin In Da Wip

Check out long time Time Bomb Crew member BZE's freestyle game on the Pittsburgh "Spit In Da Wip" series. He's rocking the Dissizit "IZ the Wiz" shirt from the store, purchase HERE! You can follow him on twitter @emceeBZE

Mac Miller "Don't Mind If I Do"

Although he has been gaining momentum for a while, Pittsburgh's Mac Miller is now catching the eyes and ears of many. With his Rostrum Records debut project "K.I.D.S." just days away Mac is back with another visual!! Rex Arrow Films, Rostrum Records, and Mac's Most Dope crew bring you Part 4 of his "Day In The Life" series!! Check it out below!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mac Miller SHIT!!

If you didn't catch "Kool Aid and Frozen Pizza" the first time here it is again.

K.I.D.S. drops Friday August 13 (friday the 13th)

You can buy the "Big L Rest in Peace" Tee HERE from TimeBombShop.com

Download Mac Miller's "Good Evening" (Prod. B Jay) off of the much anticipated K.I.D.S.

Wiz Khalifa "Never Been" Video

Check out Wiz's new video for "Never Been" from OJ and Kush mixtape. You can buy his Diamond Supply Co tee HERE. Check out our girl Dinero with her video girl debut and keep an ear to the streets for her music!

151 Pieces - A Special Collaboration Driven By Scion

Frank151 is pleased to present 151 Pieces: A Summer Fashion Show Driven by Scion.

In a special collaboration with Scion, Frank151 produced “151 Pieces”, a fresh spin on the traditional fashion show & a first for the brand. The show debuted at the Scion Installation LA gallery in Culver City, California. Frank selected a total of 151 pieces from the Spring / Summer lines of over 70 lifestyle labels represented in Scion’s Retail Distribution Network including Opening Ceremony, After Midnight NYC, Vans, and Rogan, and paired them with sophisticated basics to achieve an effortless, wearable silhouette at the fore of Summer ’10 trends.

Seven models walked in over 30 looks, but beyond that, 151 Pieces broke from the traditional fashion-show format. Though an exclusive audience was in attendance, 151 Pieces was produced not to exist as a one-off, live event, but to live online at www.frank151.com/fashion, where visitors can curate their own runway show using the complete collection of looks, as well as purchase any of the items featured. The website also includes video interviews with Harry McNally (Pegleg NYC), Madeleine Von Froomer and Chrissie Miller of New York City based clothing label Sophomore, and Gourmet Shoes founders Greg Johnsen and Jon Buscemi. Other content includes extended interviews with Scion Partners stores (Commonwealth, Saint Alfred, Premium Goods, and many more) and a Q&A with 151 Pieces stylist Renelou Padora.

In addition to the www.frank151.com/fashion website, a special-edition 151 Pieces Frank Book Chapter was created. The 64-page booklet applies Frank-caliber design and Scion innovation to a selection of the content featured on www.frank151.com/fashion.

This project arrives just as Scion prepares to launch Scion Partners, a new program where customers can register for a card that allows them to get discounts and deals on clothing, footwear and music at stores around the country—many of whom sell items featured in the 151 Pieces show.

"151 Pieces is a unique concept that allows fans of these brands to have a front-row seat," says Renelou Padora. "It’s going to give them a newfound respect for the labels, as well as open avenues for the brands to more buyers."

The Sole Vibe & JENESIS Magazine present SLAP!

Saturday August 14th Jenesis Magazine with Soul Vibe are holding a dual mixtape release party for The Sole Vibe's "One To Grow On" and JENESIS Magazine's "The Movement Vol. 2" Hosted and Mixed by DJ Bonics.

Featuring performances by Mario & AV of The Sole Vibe, Nick Pratt, Franchise, & others to be announced.

DJ YS will be on the 1's and 2's keeping the sounds pumping in between sets and making you shake your ass after the Tequila takes effect.

Doors open at 10pm
$5 dollar cover until 12am

This event is sponsored in part by Timebomb Shop, RepPGH, Rocksmith Clothing, and 901 Silver Tequila.

Free Giveaways from JENESIS Magazine & Rocksmith Clothing!

For more info check http://www.jenesismagazine

Classic Material with DJ Houseshoes

Classic Material W/ DJ Houseshoes (www.shoeshouse.podmatic.com)
+ Residents-Selecta & SMI
Hosted by the incomparable Gene Stovall
Saturday August 21st
Shadow Lounge-5972 Baum Blvd (East Lib)
$10 Cover
The Classic Material family is bringing in yet another guest DJ this month (August 21st), in a year that seems that we've more guests than not. We couldn't resist the rare opportunity to bring DJ Houseshoes back to the Burgh during his brief stint on the left coast. Houseshoes is known for his work with late J Dilla. Actually putting out one of Dilla's earliest remix EP's on his Shoeshouse label back in 1997. Since then Shoes has traveled the world as tour DJ for the likes of Gulity Simpson, Phat Kat, and other Detroit Hip-Hop luminaries. Houseshoes relocated to Los Angeles several years back to run the west coast division of Fat Beats Records and has not looked back since.

Houeshoes will rock a 2 Hour and 30 Min set alongside CM house Dj's, Selecta and SMI. Gene Stovall returns as host for the evening bringing his usual combination of crooning and MC skills to the mix.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

B. White + Mayo - Dig Deep

Mayo & B. White return with the first video off their critically acclaimed mixtape The Mon Valley Miracle, shot and directed by Dan Meyers. "Dig Deep" finds B. White in his element, spitting hard bars over some grimy production from 93 P. Download The Mon Valley Miracle here, with features from Raekwon, AZ, Cormega, Mac Miller & Jaz O you can't go wrong.