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Trade Show Season:

It’s that time of year again! Summer time. Women, Weed, Weather and Trade shows. Venue is a trade show that caters to underground and emerging streetwear/lifestyle brands. Venue gives brands a place to showcase their upcoming lines in a professional setting with the hopes of capturing new accounts. I had the pleasure of working on the the first show with Miles and the team and I like to come back every chance I get. I ran into a few familiar brands, along with some who Im really impressed by. Versalution was a brand that looked really strong. Their booth set up and the product itself were perfectly crafted and stole the show. Right next door was The Others. Their set up was a bit more intimate and dope indeed. From the way The Others packaged their newest design inside a mustard gas can to the detail of the embroidery, they were definitely one of the standouts. I had heard of Xtra Kredit prior, but I was really impressed by their goods. So many brands that I can literally go one for a while. Check them all out via Venue’s website under brands.

Www.Venuetradeshow.com

For the Flex


Missed out of the Air Jordan Six “Champagne & Cigar pack” ? Say no more. For a mere 33k, you can cop yourself the pack and then some. Queens rapper Nas opened his own sneaker boutique Vegas not long ago, 12am Run. For the latest Jordan pack, 12am Run is doing something the only way it should be done. BIG. The special package deal includes two pairs of each Air Jordan 6, entry and a table at XS Nightclub in Vegas, Cohiba cigars, and of course, four total bottles of “Ace of Spades” champagne. Crown yourself the flex king with this purchase.


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Nicekicks.com
Snkrbst.com

DJ $B:

If you saw my welcome to the block post a while back, I ran into my Crenshaw District Brother Shakir “Dj $B” Bahati. Back then, I told you that you should pay attention this guy. Things are coming full circle now. After branding himself as Young Money/Cash Money artist Tyga’s official Dj, touring the world and Dj’n several clubs solo around the world, (my man just came back from stops in Russia and Dubai). I ran into him at Homegrown Radio and we had a chance to catch up. $B is dropping his first official single, “Pull up”. With a banger already under his belt; Wutz the Deal ft, Young Chris ( young gunz, roc nation, Philly) and King Trel Of Last Kingz, $B is gaining momentum. Always a pleasure to see someone come from the same place as I doing some great things. Stayed tuned you will see more from $B and FOF in the future. For now, follow $B and pick up your physical copy of Pull up today at the Last Kings store on Melrose. While you’re there, get a tee from $B’s Health, Wealth, Blessed, Positive Collection.

Last Kings Store:

7829 Melrose Ave,
Los Angeles CA 90046

Dj $B:
Insta, twitter: @DJSBDAILY
www.HWBPcollection.com

Download “PULL UP”:
Http://tinyurl.com/pfl5qqs

Where have I been?? :

Well, I have been running around working on something huge for FOF. I haven’t had much time to write to you guys lately. I’ve been busy so lets catch up together. A couple weeks ago I went to to RIF LA in lil Tokyo to sell a couple pairs of kicks. While I was there I had the opportunity to hang out at the Dunk Exchange which is one of the biggest buy/sell/trade sneaker expos around. Caught up with a few friends and then headed across the street from RIF to the Jason Markk grand opening. Jason Markk, is the premium sneaker cleaner that is the most trusted amongst sneakerheads that actually wear their kicks. Only Hypebeast keep theirs deadstock. Offering a flagship where you can pick up new supplies, merch and special collab with lil Tokyo neighbor RIF LA, sneaker drop off cleaning service, and a dope gallery section that will offer up a rotating showcase of anything from grails to sneaker art or a lesson in sneaker history or specific model. In all definitely worth stopping in.

Jason Markk Flagship:

329 E. 2nd Street,
Los Angeles

(Source: instagram.com)

BC Fest LA:

Broccoli City is a lifestyle group that promotes healthy living and more environmentally conscious communities through cool stuff. Like a music festival. Duh. When you have performances from the likes of Chase N Cash, Raven Sorvino, Bj the Chicago Kid, Chuck Inglish and many more, it’s definitely a good time. All day yoga classes and Zumba, how can you not come see what’s it’s about? (Yoga pants. That’s all I’m saying.) I had to check out the food trucks too. Organic turkey burger and sweet potato chips were the best I’ve ever had. With plenty of vendors from Tried and True shop on Fairfax to free home energy audits, I’m glad I was able to cover the event. Where else can you you see great artist perform on a solar powered stage while getting yoga lessons, learning how to reduce your carbon footprint and conserve water? Only at The Broccoli City festival next time they are in LA. To learn more, busy their sight and follow on twitter:

broccolicity

Broccolicity.com

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Undefeated/LA Galaxy

Thanks to my man Sean at the StubHub Center, I was able to cover the launch of the collab between the Los Angeles sport inspired streetwear brand Undefeated and the 4 time MLS Cup winning franchise, LA Galaxy. The inspiration behind the collab is Undefeated’s tag line, “sport is war”. The collab focuses on preparing for battle and the charting the course. So the Galaxy crest was redesigned to look more like an Euro soccer club crest with elements of war along with both the Galaxy and Udefeated’s branding. In all, it’s an awesome collab, I’m honored to be able to cover it and hope to do a collab of my own on such large a scale. To top it all off, Galaxy won against the Vancouver WhiteCaps, 1-0.

The collection can be purchased at the Team LA store outside the StubHub Center in Carson, Ca. (Tell Sean I sent you), all Undefeated chapter stores & online.

StubHub Center: Team LA Store

18400 Avalon Blvd
Carson, CA 90746
United States

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