This track changed the rap world forever...
This video is quality! features footage from the 1990's N.Y. skate scene.
Drake hits the streets of Miami and gives almost $1 million dollars away, what a bloody nice chap.
Some incredible music here from Kendrick and co.
Edinburgh based brand PIeute have been doing some of the best stuff around for the last few years, whether its hats, T-Shirt or art. we had a chat with robbie from the brand.
hey, hope you are good! can you give us a little backstory about the brand and where folks can find you?
Hi mate. I started Pieute close to 6 years ago. It was a website to sell my friends art. I had no idea what I was doing and sold next to nothing so decided to make clothes instead. People were keen on that so followed this path and kept going. We have a shop in Edinburgh at 19 Candlemaker Row.
The winter range looks the business! can you chat about what has dropped so far and any upcoming releases?
Thanks boss! I’m finally happy with this range. Quality is really premium and we are selling the clothes for cheaper than those of the same quality. We couldn’t justify upping the price just because of branding. The plan is to work hard and release more collections than ever, at least 8 per year. But keep the numbers low. Sometimes only 25 of an item. To keep everything special.
We used to say T-shirt brand but now we say clothes brand, so that collection had no T-shirts at all. That was to symbolise the crossover in my head because I am a weirdo and have got to do things like that.
YOU'VE worked with some amazing artists, any upcoming projects you would like to mention?
I’ve got a lot of plans for Pieute but best not to say just in case they change as they tend to. But the main aim for Pieute is to continue to grow slowly and steady and keep our brand integrity intact.
Also last year we launched 'Penfold' a brand by Mr Penfold. We will be doing 4 small ranges per year, and some nice artist collaboration stuff too.
are there any other local brands/artists/musicians doing great things you would like to bring to folks attention?
Man there are so many artists and musicians who I want to bring to peoples attention. Shaun Bhatti “Zesh” has got the passion. He’s recently done a TV series’s with my bro Garry Fraser called 'Gray Area' which will be airing soon. Gasp and Physiks are two of the most talented rappers I have ever heard. If these guys were from England or America they would be taken seriously on a world wide scale. I am glad they are Scottish and I can relate to them and be inspired by them. I fucking love Scottish Hip Hop. There are loads more but I’ll just mention these guys just now. Also check out new Edinburgh based record label 'Skoop,' loads of talent!
lastly, are there any books/podcasts/youtube videos, which you would recommend to inspire folks and generally make the world a better place?
I’ve been listening to an audio book called 'Meditations' by Marcus Aurelius. It’s fucking impossible for me to take in because you have to think constantly and process every word but if I sit and listen with no distractions it goes in. It’s pretty much a big book of wisdom. I’m not too clued up on podcasts but I like to watch the Joe Rogan ones on YouTube.
It doesn’t make the world better in fact probably worse but I’m obsessed with cringe compilations on YouTube just now too ha ha.
Buzzing for this, looks insane. Some new kendrick and vince staples on the backdrop here also.
Brand new from Cas, this beat sounds like it could of came from the ‘Drive’ soundtrack... spectacular.
We had a little chat with DeeJay Random about his extensive Puma Suede collection and his lifelong obsession with this iconic SILHOUETTE.
When did your obsession with puma suedes begin? and do you remember the first time you set eyes on a pair?
Hmmmm. A very long time ago. I think I must've been about 12-13. I was hanging out at the local B-Boy spot and a guy from the next town turned up wearing a pair. Red and white. They were incredible. I'd only seen them in pictures up until that point but when I saw them, with fat laces, that was it. Game over. I had to have a pair as soon as I could get them. I got my first pair when I was 14. Jade Green Puma States. I felt like the baddest Motherfucker on the planet when I walked out in them.
Are there any iconic moments of Suedes getting worn that really stand out for you?
The first and biggest thing for me was the "Hey You (The Rocksteady Crew)" cover. They were just cartoon characters done by Devious Doze. He'd exaggerated them and made them look like some Fucking Robot Foot Shit. I'm still obsessed by trying to get my feet to look those trainers he drew. Next level Fuckery.
How many pairs have you currently got in your collection?
I seriously don't know. It's over 100, I think. My flat is covered in the Fucking things. They're everywhere.
What grails have you managed to grab so far? and which ones are still out there eluding you?
My favourite pair are the Puma Bodē Clydes. I love them. I've loved Cheech Wizard since the first time I ever saw the degenerate Prick. When Puma brought out the 50th Anniversary range, I had to have them. It took me about 7 years of Ebay stupidity to track them all down including the hooded top. The reason it took so long is that I don't class myself as a "proper collector". I buy trainers to wear, not stick in a box in a garage and play top trumps with other nutters. I could easily go out and buy every set of trainers as soon as they come out but I love the challenge of getting trainers for pence and I'm pretty prepared to stalk them until I get them for stupid money. I haven't got a massive wants list...I buy whatever I like but at the moment I'm desperate for a pair of Puma X Atmos (with the tattoo colourway)...but I ain't paying £160 for the Fucking things!
Finally, are there any shout outs you would like to give? And where can folks catch you?
Shouts out to my gorgeous girlfriend, Bad Barbie, my DJ Crew (The Steel Devils), DJ Jazz T, DJ Miracle, DJ Chud, Giallo Point, DJ Oneofakind, my Hip Hop Family, DJ Pogo, Cutmaster Swift, DJ Bizznizz, MC Mello, Naba Napalm, Pritt Kalsi and the King Of The Beats crew, Mr Dexter, Carpetface, Village Live, B-Line, Soundweight, DJ Prime Cuts, DJ Woody...hang on...I'm gonna be here all day! Shouts to you know who! You can come see me on my artists page on Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/DEEJAYRANDOM.STEELDEVILS/), Mixcloud: ( https://m.mixcloud.com/deejayrandom/ ) and hearthis: (https://hearthis.at/vqmydxcx/), YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/mrdeejayrandom?app=desktop). I'm live, once a month, with my Fresh Mess Show on mixlr and The Steel Devils "Full Clip" show and don't forget the Boot Records Show on www.kanefm.com every other week!
Joyner tears this beat apart.
Some of the most soulful beats ever.
Gary Vee putting a lot of things into perspective.
So much talent, a tragic loss.
Mr 616 has just dropped his much awaited 'Cult Member' mixtape, this is to take up most of what I am listening to this weekend.
As ever with DVLGNG/616/Cult Mountain this is coming out in various formats for you collectors out there, (I'll be grabbing the cassette) along with some 'Cult Member' clothing including hoodies and tees. You can shop all Cult Mountain march and listen to the album by hitting the button below.