A$AP ROCKY: A$VP C4 INTERVIEW

That pretty muthaf*cka invites us into a bit of his history and explains how he goes about his business in this well-done video by Luke Monaghan. With some stylish editing and interspersed music videos to remind you why the A$AP crew is one of the hottest in hip hop right now, Rocky comments on everything from homophobia to the speed with which he has redefined New York rap. 

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NIKE AIR MAX HYPERPOSITE “STATUE OF LIBERTY”

Displayed last Sunday at the finals of the “Battle of the Boroughs” at Rivington Court in New York City, the newest Hyperposite colorway lives up to its “Statue of Liberty” moniker well with a fresh mint base and metallic copper cracked all throughout the upper. The tongue branding and swoosh are also made up of this copper color, giving a feeling of Lady Liberty to the makeup. The shoes drop in November, and also feature a stencil-style portrait of New York’s shining beacon on the insoles.

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NIKE AIR FORCE 1 “DIGI CAMO” RELEASE PARTY IN NYC
This weekend, Nike will release its limited edition Nike AF1 “Digi Camo" at a special hoops, music, and streetwear celebration in New York’s Rivington Court. The shoes have built much hype since being previewed by l3nf earlier this month, and with a $175 limited package release featuring “a L3NF DIGI CAMO Pin hand crafted by Glyn Brown… and a DIGI Camo Nike shirt,” the event should be a good time. Enjoy special performances by Theophilus London, and FLO of Been Trill as well as a hoops tournament. Find details below.
Nike Basketball’s Rivington CourtRivington St. between Suffolk & Norfolk
Event opening: June 24th, 2012, 1pm
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NIKE AIR FORCE 1 “DIGI CAMO” RELEASE PARTY IN NYC

This weekend, Nike will release its limited edition Nike AF1 “Digi Camo" at a special hoops, music, and streetwear celebration in New York’s Rivington Court. The shoes have built much hype since being previewed by l3nf earlier this month, and with a $175 limited package release featuring “a L3NF DIGI CAMO Pin hand crafted by Glyn Brown… and a DIGI Camo Nike shirt,” the event should be a good time. Enjoy special performances by Theophilus London, and FLO of Been Trill as well as a hoops tournament. Find details below.

Nike Basketball’s Rivington Court
Rivington St. between Suffolk & Norfolk

Event opening: June 24th, 2012, 1pm

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NIKE “BE TRUE PRIDE” PACK 

Major cities in the United States have gone to great lengths to increase both acceptance and diversity, and Nike is recognizing this fact by celebrating their efforts. In New York City, San Francisco, and Portland, the Nike “Be True Pride” Pack have started a limited release in Nike stores.

The celebration of tolerance sees the Lunar Flow for $130 at Nike Portland already out since June 15th, the Air Royal at Niketown NYC on June 22nd for $120, and the Air Flytop at Niketown Union Square in San Fran for $140. Rainbow details appear throughout, from subtle details to full blown upper colorways, to fresh  outsoles. So show your support and increase the diversity of your Summer 2012 sneaker rotation.

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5BORO NYC “SURGEON GENERAL” SKATEBOARD DECKS

5boro’s spring collection sees an ironic group of decks with a flashy humor. The four “Surgeon General” boards, titled Blue Nights, Flavor City, Get Lucky and Fire It Up!, are mockeries of Parliament, Marlboro, Lucky Strike and Newport cigarette boxes. At two sizes in 7.75″x31.5″ and 7.6″x29.5″, the boards are pretty cheap and can be picked up at 5boro and for $50 USD.

5BORO NYC “SURGEON GENERAL” SKATEBOARD DECKS

5boro’s spring collection sees an ironic group of decks with a flashy humor. The four “Surgeon General” boards, titled Blue NightsFlavor CityGet Lucky and Fire It Up!, are mockeries of Parliament, Marlboro, Lucky Strike and Newport cigarette boxes. At two sizes in 7.75″x31.5″ and 7.6″x29.5″, the boards are pretty cheap and can be picked up at 5boro and for $50 USD.

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SOLECON NEW YORK 2012
Sneaker battles, sneaker raffles, and sneaker fashion shows make up some the festivities of for this June’s SoleCon 2 at Zanger Hall in NYC. With vendor and showcase tables available, expect to see a diverse group of sneaker collectors, sellers, and sneakerheads of any other type. DJ Gotwhatuneed will be spinning for the day, and refreshments will be available while you do your buying, selling, and trading. Click here to buy tickets, contact Cee Lee to register as a vendor, and find further details below.
SoleCon New York 2012Zanger Hall347 West 34th StreetNew York, NY 10001
June 24th, 12PM-7PM

SOLECON NEW YORK 2012

Sneaker battles, sneaker raffles, and sneaker fashion shows make up some the festivities of for this June’s SoleCon 2 at Zanger Hall in NYC. With vendor and showcase tables available, expect to see a diverse group of sneaker collectors, sellers, and sneakerheads of any other type. DJ Gotwhatuneed will be spinning for the day, and refreshments will be available while you do your buying, selling, and trading. Click here to buy tickets, contact Cee Lee to register as a vendor, and find further details below.

SoleCon New York 2012
Zanger Hall
347 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

June 24th, 12PM-7PM

DOIN’ IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL NYC 

While some of the more popular advice on the internet of late might be not to do it in the park, Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau take a different idea of a city park and document it for their new film, DOIN’ IT IN THE PARK: Pick -Up Basketball NYC. The film aims to capture the feeling and meaning of a culture that is held very dear to the hearts of millions across the nation: pick-up games, particularly in the streetball mecca of New York’s summer leagues.

I personally found both solace and community on the basketball playground as a youth, learning much of what I have applied to my life now in terms of perseverence, hard work, determination, and the importance of a competitive spirit. Assuming this film can capture these sentiments shared by all streetballers, a cast that spans five boroughs and 700+ courts - with names like Dr. J, God Shammgod and Kenny “The Jet” Smith - will prove how rough and tumble a game of such finesse can get. Traveling to over 180 courts around the entire city, it seems Garcia and Couliau are doing justice to the history of the sport in a film that comes out later this year.

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LI-NING BD DOOM “PLAYOFF” CUSTOM

While the talk of the town might have been Amar’e vs. the fire extinguisher, Baron Davis made sneaker fans’ headlines as well when he rocked a pair of custom Li-Ning BD Dooms in Game 2 of the Knicks vs. Heat series. Big Doves is a custom shoe designer that captures perfectly the roots of customizing with an airbrushed “Knickstape” tag on the side of a shoe that features an orange, black, and white Baron Davis logo on the tongue.

Davis has been doing well in this series in Jeremy Lin's absence, and despite the Knicks' struggles, the point guard from LA has proven that he still has what it takes to compete on the opposite coast amongst the highly critical NY fan base. 

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INTERVIEW: THE STORY BEHIND GENERAL KNOT & CO. VIDEO

Andrew Payne of General Knot & Co. tells the story of a chance meeting in a subway in New York, and how it led to a lifelong passion for handmade ties in a proud American style. Love of fabric ties into this passion - no pun intended - in a way woven deeply into the makeup of each and every piece of fashion produced by the company. It is beautiful to see artisanship in motion, and this video accurately captures the feeling of a man doing what he loves for the reason of loving it.

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JR AND LUI BOLIN BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO

Emil Horowitz takes viewers behind-the-scenes in a video recap of an art happening that should have any contemporary art follower jumping up and down just at the knowledge of its occurrence. TED-award winning photographer and world-renowned French street artist JR teams up with Chinese perspective artist and painter of immense hype Lui Bolin in this rare view into the process behind Bolin’s incredible works of art. The Chinese painter takes his subject and blends them seamlessly into their surroundings by way of screenprint ink and paints to match the background, then photographs them from a particular point of view, often making them disappear to the point that the subject is hard to find.

In a rare collaboration, JR stands before one of his more popular pieces in New York (after finishing a large series across Los Angeles County) and lets Bolin do his magic, in time disappearing into one of his own pieces much in the way many painters dive deep into their work symbolically. The end result is a beautiful teaming up of two artists from very different backgrounds inspiring those around them by doing what they do best.

ThinkTank Gallery is a blog I run much in the same format as this, voicing the narrative of the gallery of the same name in Los Angeles, CA - a gallery that I manage for my day job. Follow it for daily info on Los Angeles and art as a whole.

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