Friday, June 21, 2013

VRNAQLR Clothing

VRNAQLR is the newest brand to hit the shop.  From Pittsburgh to New York. Their clothing is a product of their influences and experiences. 

Krink Cans, Mops, and Markers

We're happy to say that we are now carrying Krink Cans, Mops and Markers in an assortment of collors!

Krink is a brand name of inks and markers sold by Krink, Inc. The inks and markers are made in the USA. It was started by artist Craig Costello aka "KR"."Krink" is a portmanteau of "KR" and "ink". Costello started making his own markers in the early 90's and then began selling his homemade product at New York City retail store Alife.The product took off and the brand has grown from there. He has built up an internationally recognised brand creating markers and pens with drips in mind. He also has a burgeoning line of various tools and colors ready to make a mess with.The product is now distributed and sold worldwide. In 2012 Krink was featured on and designed the cover of Clout Magazine.

New ManifestFresh In Now!

ManifestFresh in summer line is in the store on sale now!  We also have a few pieces from their Spring line so make sure you get down here as soon as possible because it's sure to fly out the door fast!

(Late Pass) "#BurghMusic EP" [$osa]

Sorry for the lateness. This Is The 3rd Official Project From Up & Coming Pittsburgh Artist $osa (Sharing With Others Soulful Avenues) These Collection Of Songs Were Put Together After He Released His 2nd Mixtape, #JustTheBeginning2 & Is A Prewiew Of What The Summer Will Bring For The New Artist. This Project Also Features Production From Taylor Gang's Own Sledgren & Pittsburgh Producer, Fody Cal. You Can Follow Him Here On Twitter, @Sosa412_ & Check Out His Latest Visuals On His Youtube Page: TheRealSosa412 & And All His Latest Music Here: The Artwork For The Project Was Done By @LoudxPack_ & @MarvelousWunder.

"Lost" [Norman Dean]

Norman Dean lets go of his latest freebie "Lost" in preparation for the August release of his highly-anticipated upcoming project, titled "Hippy High".

Primavera Vills ft. B. White - "Easy With The Questions" [Prod. by M-Pyre]

Two of the Burgh's finest rhymesayers link up with the Northwest Boom-Bapist M-Pyre to give us "Easy With The Questions".

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Uphill Both Ways curated by Roger Gastman


Pose & Revok
Uphill Both Ways
Curated by Roger Gastman

Opening Reception:
Saturday, June 29, 7—9pm
Show Runs: June 29—July 27, 2013

NEW YORK, NY (May 21, 2013) — Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present Uphill Both Ways, a two-person exhibition curated by Roger Gastman, featuring new works by Chicago-based artist Pose and Detroit-based artist Revok. In conjunction with what will be their first show in New York, the artists will also collaborate on a large-scale mural on the famed Goldman Properties wall located on Houston and Bowery streets, in lower Manhattan.

Although style, medium and techniques vary between the two artists, their work is strongly connected from a conceptual standpoint. The exhibition title Uphill Both Ways(inspired by late graffiti artist NEKST), relates to the battles Pose and Revok have faced personally with legal persecution and loss, as well as general themes of the human struggle on a macro level, one of the common threads in their bodies of work. The artists both draw inspiration directly from their environments and both of their processes involve chopping up various elements and reassembling the slices to form a synthesis of intriguing shapes, forms and textures.

Pose’s works reference disparate sources—pop and comic art, skateboard and advertising graphics, collage, sign painting and graffiti. Painting portraits of the human condition, he re-appropriates the visual language of the street and overwhelming experience of consumer culture to convey a broad spectrum of emotions—pain, triumph, joy, fear, love and loss. His fragmented imagery is intended to disarm pretense, making the work universally accessible and open to interpretation. Revok creates abstract geometric panels with vibrant colors and striking patterns using found materials sourced from abandoned homes, schools, businesses and churches—sampling bits and pieces of people’s lives, hopes, dreams and aspirations—reinterpreted through rich layers of history, decay and age-worn patina.

Pose (Jordan Nickel) was born in 1980 in Evanston, Illinois, and is currently based in Chicago. He began practicing graffiti in 1992 and received a painting degree from Kansas City Art Institute in 2004. Revok (Jason Williams) was born in 1977 in Riverside, California, and began writing graffiti in 1990. In 2011, his work was included in Art in the Streets, an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) in Los Angeles, andStreet Cred, an exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art. Currently based in Detroit, Revok founded the Detroit Beautification Project in which he and his peers create murals throughout the city. Pose and Revok are both members of The Seventh Letter, an acclaimed West Coast artist collective and Mad Society Kings (MSK), a world-renowned graffiti crew.


Roger Gastman was raised in Bethesda, Maryland and is currently based in Los Angeles. He founded and published two magazines: While You Were Sleeping and Swindle (co-published with Shepard Fairey). In 2010, Gastman served as consulting producer for Banksy’s Oscar-nominated documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop. In 2011, he was an Associate Curator for Art In The Streets, an exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) in Los Angeles and in 2012, he co-authored The History of American Graffitipublished by HarperCollins. 

(Prod. by Premise) "Fraud City" [Tekneek & Casanov]

New track from Tekneek & Casanov entitled "Fraud City".  This is the first single from their upcoming project and is produced by Pittsburgh via Philly producer Premise of Straight-N-Narrow Records.

1st Annual Pittsburgh Sneaker Convention [Refresh PGH & Talk of the Town PGH]

Refresh PGH and Talk of the Town PGH will be presenting Pittsburgh's 1st annual sneaker convention on Saturday August 17th at the August Wilson center.  This is a must attend event for any sneakerhead.

StreetHeart: Summer Launch & Cookout

Saturday June 29th marks the day of StreetHeart's Summer Launch and Cookout! The Shop (4312 Main St. Bloomfield) is the location. This is an all age event with free drinks and food, music from DJ Hank D and DJ Bamboo, great people, and an awesome collect of summer clothing from one of the best brands coming out of Pittsburgh!  Admission is $10 at the door; hope to see you there!

Shop StreetHeart online!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

$.O.S.A. - "Timeless Music" [Music Video]

$.O.S.A. gives us some visuals for "Timeless Music" off of Just The Beginning 2.  Free Download below.

(Remix) "5 AM In Pittsburgh" [Ray dawn]

"I spontaneously wrote this over Logic's "5AM" ironically in the wee hours of the morning a couple weeks ago.

Consider this a warm-up for my freestyle series, The Bar Exam." - Raydawn

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Human Hustle Entertainment & R.A.R.E. Nation Present: Beautiful Music Live

Human Hustle Entertainment & R.A.R.E. Nation Present: Beautiful Music Live

Frankies Restaurant & Lounge
5823 Forward Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Thursday June 20, 2013

Live performances by: Palermo Stone w/ live band, The Come Up (Franchise & Vinny Radio of Most Dope Crew), The Wu Lords, The Camp, Jung Phil, Ivory the Human Hustle, Yung Bru, Norman Dean, DesignerD, and Superstar Bona.

Special guest appearances by: Tuffy Tuff (Ghetto Sound Check), Cory O, Ill City Records, Itz Marly, and more.

Hosted by: Ivory the Human Hustle & DJ Hollywood

Sponsored by: R.A.R.E. Nation, Human Hustle Ent., RPHH, Maximus Cruz,, Timebomb, Ill City Records, Flawless Fashion, SNN Productions, Pittsburgh Stand Up, Blasfome Clothing, Piff Music (London), Rise N Grind Photography (Monroe Too), Militia Music LLC, Blasfome, DJ Good Night Radio Show, The Prez Show, Critically Acclaimed Ent.,, and more.


(Music Video) "Chuuch" [40 X SHIG X Grimez]

40 of Trap Boyz Ent/Whitaker Boyz 1st Single/Visual feat Grimez & Shig of the Legendary "Hardcore Ent / Runt Gang". Shot by Louis Barr & Dan Meyers. Directed by Dan Meyers.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

(Music Video) "Paper Cuts" [SHIG]

Papers cuts is the first official video off of SHIG upcoming mixtape "SHIG: Straight Hustla In Gangsta". The 28year old mc is no rookie; SHIG's 2nd solo mix tape will
give you a better view on the lifestyle he lives, the streets of
Pittsburgh and the everyday struggle that goes on here.

(Music Video) "Help Me Understand" [MacMember Spank]

MacMember Spank links up with ANtuKS to give us visuals for "Help Me Understand"

(Music Video) "Wave" [Pro'se]

New video of Pro'se freestyling over the Freddie Joachim X Joey Bada$$ beat "Waves".  All Timebomb merchandise seen in the video can be purchased HERE!

Mac Miller's Guide to Pittsburgh!

Mac recently linked up with Complex mag to give his opinion on the top 10 spots to stop at when you're in the Burgh and Timebomb comes in at the #2 spot!

"The first time I went to Timebomb, I was 15 years old and I had a mixtape that I'd made myself. I was eating at Buffalo Blues and decided to stop in at Timebomb. I said to the owner, Brick, "Hey, man, I'm a rapper and I have a mixtape that I'm about to drop. Would you push it here?" He said of course. At that point, I'm sure he thought I was a little clown. But he ended up being a very vital person in my career in Pittsburgh. He's always repped me, always supported everything I did. Now that I have other artists that I'm working with, he's supporting them. Brick's put a lot of people onto a lot of hip-hop in Pittsburgh."
Check the rest of the list HERE!

(Free Download) "No Re-Runs EP" [Jon Quest X maticulous]

After working together on maticulous‘ free project, The Confluence EP, Jon Quest and the fellow Pittsburgh native decided they should do an EP together, at that point the No Re-Runs EP was born. Featuring cuts by DJ Just Nine and DJ Brace and also emcee features from Pittsburgh emcee Shad Ali and the other half of Varsity Squad Beedie, this 5-track heatrock will have your head nodding from start to finish. Stream and download the No Re-Runs EP below.

"The Manual EP" [Audimatic]

A brand new 6 track EP from The Audible Doctor & maticulous as their
duo Audimatic. maticulous on the beats and The Audible Doctor on the
rhymes. Be on the look out for a new single coming soon!

[New Music] "Mind Frame" [Ads Antalik]

Ads Antalik, Pittsburgh's most exciting, young emcee really knows his history, often paying homage to some of hip hop's legends.  This time, he laces Pete Rock and Freddie Foxxx's classic "Mind Frame" with his impressive, energetic flow.  Ads sights Pete Rock as one of his biggest influences, so it's no surprise that he tips his hat to the producer / rapper extraordinaire who struck gold with "Mind Frame" over a decade ago.  Ads is preparing his debut R.A.R.E. Nation release, set to arrive late 2013.