Sunday, July 27, 2008

Artist Series!

As we see more and more unconventional mediums coming under the scrutiny of artists (i.e. Mountain Dew Green Label Art), Colt 45 is the latest to join the fun with their own artist series cans. The quintessential form of malt liquor in a can, the inaugural artist features cartoony creative Food One as his work is seen on a brown-paper-esque background. However, this should be the start of something larger as Colt 45 has opened the floodgates to further artists looking to have their work displayed on upcoming Colt 45 cans. Sure to be a collectors item


A fresh shipment of Corner $tore Hero just arrived at The BlackFlag Shoppe. Swing through and see whats popping off!

Bold BlackBerry.

For all you tech geeks. BlackBerry is due to release there new super phone the Bold. The phone is taking aim at the IPhone. But only time will tell who's the the king of the phones. All you AT&T subscribers will have first crack at getting your hands on the Bold. The Bold is due out in the next few weeks so keep you ear to the street and see if the Bold is what it's cracked up to be.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Chanel Mobile Art Show in Central Park by Karl Lagerfeld

Legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld and iconic brand Chanel have an ambitious plan to stage an elaborate mobile art show right in Central Park this coming October. The event is in celebration of the 50year anniversary of the ubiquitous 2.55 Chanel handbag. The mobile art structure which resembles a futuristic spaceship has already well traveled ground in Hong Kong and Tokyo. 15 artists will be commissioned to display their Chanel inspired pieces at the show and it is sure to draw huge crowds to the Rumsey playfield this fall. So keep your calender open I'm sure this will be one exhibit you wont want to miss.

Rock Steady Crew 31ST Anniversary.

Starting Thursday July 24. Kicks off the Mighty Rock Steady Crews 31st Anniversary. So check out the some of the events going down this weekend.

Thursday, July 24Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm Celebrity Benefit Basketball Challenge - Come watch members of the Hip-Hop and Film community compete for bragging rightsAgainst The Grain: Concrete B-boy / B-girl battle - B-boys and B-girls from all over the world battle it out for the $500 prize.Location: The Cage – West 3rd Street & 6th Avenue (New York, NY)DJ: Servin’ Ervin Admission: FreeWorkshopsTime: 1:00pm – 5:00pmLocation: Red Bull Building – 15 Watts (by W. Broadway)Admission: $25.00*B-boy / B-girl: Crazy LegsYou want to know how it’s done? These speakers are the best at what they do and share insight on how they make their magic happen.“For The Funk Of It” Funkstyles PartyTime: 9:00pm – 1:00amLocation: Red Bull Building – 15 Watts (by W. Broadway) DJ: DocAdmission: FreeSelf explanatory! Come get loose and show us what you got.Live Performance by Kurtis Blow.

Friday, July 25Time: 3:00pm – 9:00pmFrienemiesUK B-boy Championships US Qualifier: U.S. contestants go at it to see who will represent the U.S. in the UK B-boy Championship.Location: 101 River View at Grand Hall – 101 Sixth Ave. (btwn. Grand & Watt)Hosted By: Crazy LegsDJ: Crazy Legs & Red Alert (Celebrating his 25 years on Radio Anniversary) Admission: $20.00About Frienemies: This event will bring an underground event to crown one B-boy or B-girl as the BEST. Each one has to represent the most effectively throughout the day in a STRICTLY CIPHER-driven event.
Frienemies is about representing in the ciphers. Every B-boy and B-girl is on their own! No preset battles. In the early to mid '80s, breaking was at an all-time high throughout the world. Crews were rolling thick, and a lot of them were at peace. The only time they didn't get along was when it was time to battle in the club. Rock Steady Crew and New York City Breakers were going to places like Negril, The Roxy, Kennedy High School and other places where jams were going down.No one was worried about hurting someone’s feelings or concerned with battling their own friends, but rather battled with a fierce will to win. We were all "FRIENEMIES." ‘Frienemies” is the place to battle that person that you chill with on a regular basis and show him/her that they’re not as good as they brag about all the time.

Saturday, July 26Time: 3:00pm – 9:00pm5 vs 5 Crew BattleSpy Awards : The Spy Award is being presented to Bebe of Miami's Ground Zero Crew Location: 101 River View at Grand Hall – 101 Sixth Ave. (btwn. Grand & Watt)Hosted By: Crazy LegsDJ: DV One & Skeme RichardsAdmission: $25.00July 26 is Official Rock Steady Crew Day In NYC, as proclaimed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg

Sunday, July 27Time: 12:00pm – 8:00pm3rd Annual Lincoln Park Music FestivalFree Outdoor Concert & Food DriveIn Memory of “Frosty Freeze”Location: Lincoln Park – 1 Lincoln, Newark, NJ (Broad St. & Clinton Ave.)Hosted by: E.O.W.DJ’s: JS-1, Eclipse & Sucio SmashBeat Battle: Meet The Producers vs. Big Tune Em Cee’s: The Beatnuts, Buckshot, Craig G & Marley Marl, Sadat X, Soul Sonic Force, Positive K, Grand Master Caz, DJ Premier feat. NYG’z & Blaq Poet, Termanology & DJ Statik Selektah, A-OK, Akrobatik, Skyzoo, Double Barrel, Q-Unique, a Female Cipher - Lyric a.k.a. Sara Kana, Mala Reignz, Patty Dukes, Miss Nana & Rece Steele
Official After PartyTime: 9:00pm – 1:00amLocation: Red Bull Building – 15 Watts (by W. Broadway) DJ: Evil Dee Admission: Free

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Manik x Titty City Magazine

Manik got together with Titty City Magazine and used their iconic black/white images on t-shirts. Available at BlackFlag Shoppe so stop by B4 there gone.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Ain’t Heard It From Me!

New music from Rhymefest featuring: Wale. After working with Kanye West and winning a Grammy for “Jesus Walks”, Rhymefest has stepped his game up by coming out with some jams of his own. Hailing from Chicago, Che Smith released his solo debut in 2006 under the title Blue Collar, and now he’s prepping his second release, El Che. Rhymefest is a down to earth MC that prefers to talk about daily hardships and humors instead of hitting the clubs and dealing drugs. He gained lots of respect on the freestyle circuit and has become  known for his laid-black witty style. On “Ain’t Heard It From Me” Rhymmefest teams up with Wale over an old school hip-hop beat. The production features some scratching, live drums, a quick piano hook, and clean lyrics throughout. A great summer track that’ll get you ready for the release of El Che in the fall. 

Posted by MG for BFS

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Web!

While searching the world wide web I came across this web-site called. At first glance I had no idea on what to think. As I started to read some of the entries I found it quite interesting and thought provoking and came to the conclusion are we really that different? Take a look/read and come to your own conclusion.

Posted by M.G. for BFS 

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ready For War?

It’s been quite some time since any body’s heard from the State Prop chain gang, but that’s all changing with the release of their new album just over the horizon. Over the past couple of years there has been controversy within the group, which ultimately stemmed from Sigel’s allegations that Prop members didn’t support him during his prison sentence. Thankfully, that outlook was put to bed and Sigel began to work on the new album with seemingly no problems. “Ready For War” has Young Chris, Beans, and Freeway rhyming over a looming funk beat built with a sampled reggae hook. The feeling of desperation, anger, and purpose still lie at the core of the Philadelphia rappers’ lyrics, and as usual, it sounds on point and hard-hitting. If the rest of State Prop’s new album is along these lines rap enthusiasts definitely have something to look forward to.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Zenetti Skate Team. W.T.F?

Today I came across this odd piece of skateboard information and said what the F. When I read that luxury automobile wheel maker Zenetti has formed a Skate Team with Brooklyn Projects founder, Dominic DeLuca, to form the first skate team for the wheel industry. The team includes some of the freshest players including Stevie Williams, Braydon Szafranski, Terry Kennedy, Paul Rodriquez, and Jereme Rogers. Unlike the usual sponsorship, they aim to form a lasting partnership that will bring the two industries together. Let's keep an eye on this unlikely pairing to see what the future will bring?

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ill Photo!

I was going through some pictures and came across this one. Its such a great picture that I felt the need to share it. Just check out how the paint caps lay on the counter against the t-shirts. Check out the contrast of the of whole photo.

Photo courtesy of L. BlackFlag Shoppe 
Posted By MG.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Elijah Arts unltd. x BlackFlag Shoppe

Elijah Arts Unltd was founded in 2004.

Elijah Arts Unltd is a movement and a brand that is determined to share the gift of creativity thru art and clothing. Our goal is to educate the masses with the truth and the realities of the world. And at the same time spread love, unity, and equality. "Fight for yours because we are!"

Mario A. Peña


Thursday, July 10, 2008

Its all in the Name!


"Talent" of Bergenfield NJ has blessed The Shoppe with a custom creation. We had no idea that on this visit he'd roll up with a gift. Thanks homie, Much appreciated!! Robby "Talent" Manansala Is the founder of Instant Fame Clothing. He designed and worked for artist Juelz Santana, the late Great D.J. Karl Blaze, D.J. Suxx One, and producer Develop just to name a few. He also Built a strong reputation doing Tattoos, He's experienced in Photoshop (digital retoucher) Currently doing some work for Orisue (O' ambassador) Marketing/Street Team/ Photoshop. All this, while holding down a 9 to 5 with the N.Y. Times!! Talent is an extremely interesting dude, he's been in The Shoppe several times and its always been great conversation..... Thanks for the custom deck Bro,  Great Work !
For more Info on Talent visit .... 
Thanks for all the Support !!
Shop Locally ... BFS 

R.I.P To His Aunt 

Crotona Park Jams Starts Tonight !!

Crotona Park Jams Start Tonight...... sure to be a evening of Great Music and Entertainment! 
CROTONA PARK (Next to Indian Lake)
Charlotte st. & Crotona Park East 
Bronx NY 10460  
So Hip Hop !! The BFS Team will be reppin for sure !!
Flyer courtesy of Frank151 Distro League !

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Journal of T-Shirt Culture.

T-shirts have been an essential part of fashion and our culture in general. It serves as a canvas for art and self-expression. The Journal of T-Shirt Culture, the only global magazine focusing on t-shirts, is created by t-shirt enthusiasts and showcases the best designs from all over the world. Definitely check it out for entertainment and for inspirations. Due to drop soon so keep your eyes open looks like a good read.

Brixton Hats.

Leading hat purveyors Brixton are bringing a new angle to the Hat game. There always popular hat collection Is available at The BlackFlag Shoppe. The hats will look fly with those few select pieces of apparel or if your just rocking them with a tee and Jeans. So stop by BFS and get your head wear game in check.

Jadakiss: Don’t Start Nuttin’

When Jadakiss and The Lox where released from the shackles of “the shiny suit era” and landed in his rightful place on the much harder edged synth heavy Ruff Ryders label it was apparent that while Styles P and Sheek Louch held their own on the mic, it was only a matter of time until Jada broke out and took spot as one of the hardest spitters in the game. Jada released a flurry of memorable mix tape verses, excellent guest appearances, a great solo album, and then misfired slightly with his sophomore solo LP and then went missing in action for a while. The momentum of him being the self declared “top 5 dead or alive” MC began to slow, as his buzz softened and the MC went into label limbo. Kiss plans to make his triumphant return with a new label deal with Rocafella and renewed vigor. On his jump off single “Don’t Start Nuttin” Jada is back to his metaphor and simile style with his distinct raspy vocal timbre. The track is produced by Sean C. and LV of the Hitmen and sounds like the perfect street anthem for the summer.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Help Stop The Eviction On Iggy Of Two Tone Shop!

Hey dude's, as we all know Times are Difficult for plenty of people, we are all feeling the pinch of the Bush Recession, Gas is High and so am I ..  Thats why when I heard about Iggy Goleczynski of Two Tone Shop, having an eviction sale I had to show some type of support, now its no secret that Im not in the Punk Scene, But Les and I still went and spent some change with Iggy, I met Iggy about 8 months ago and talking to him and listening to his story, I just felt he should be receiving more respect and support from his fellow Punk Rockers, don't get it Fucked up He has alot of of Fans and well wishers. Every time I mention Iggy to some of the guys who come into the BlackFlag Shoppe and are part of some band, they all Love and talk highly of him, and boast about how much influence he had on the Scene. Well its time to step up for Iggy and the Two Tone Shop... Talk is Cheap Please go and show some Love , spend, donate, anything to raise this money he needs to have a place he can still call home, thats right the eviction is for his apartment not his business ... so its that more crucial that we all help out, we are all fucked up one way or another but we still have homes to go to .... He's been around since 1979 he specializes in Punk,Ska,Hardcore, and Reggea. Some of the Brands he stocks are Doc.Martens, Fred Perry,Ben Sherman, Merc,Lip Service and More ....  he also has rare hard to find Vinyl's 
We also Have Tee's in house(BFS) for 20$ bucks All proceeds will Go To Iggy ... come do something RIGHT !
Two Tone 
251 Main Ave 
Passaic NJ 07055 
973 778 7478 

Here are some of the Tee's we Have here @ The BlackFlag Shoppe For 20$ all Proceeds goes to Iggy !

4th Of July In The City Of Brotherly Love

The BlackFlag Krew spent Independence Day in The City of Brotherly Love.The day was a little over cast and with the threat of rain at our backs none the less we ran past world famous LOVE park were many of skaters have dropped in. Next stop Ben Franklin Parkway to check out the activities along the great lawn leading up to the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. To end the night off We stopped by the grand opening party of the relocated Pedestrian store at 526 s. Third st. Even with the heavy down pour the day was a good day.

Love Park.
Ben Franklin Parkway.
Pedestrian store Front.Andrew of Pedestrian and Phil of Made To Order.
Joey of Fresh Melt Water.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

25 Years of Video Music Box ....!

Seems Like Yesterday ........ Ralph McDaniels Celebrates 25yrs of Video Music Box ....I had the Honor of meeting Uncle Ralph Back in 03 when we did The CAS Puerto Rican Day Parade in Paterson, we had Nore, Gemstar & Big Mato, Bobby Trends, and The whole Video Music Box Krew on our float ! WOW .... Shout out to Ray Dijon,and the Airwear Family! I was extremely impressed with Ralph, this guy is a hip hop Icon to me , he was the realest down to earth dude, which made him that more impressive , I used to run home from School to catch the box that rocks @ 3:30pm everyday ... no remote control t.v. , I had to turn that botton dial from spanish station 41 or 47 (wow Mom dukes love u) and that sound of that bottom knob Haa...... If you've done this, then you would appreciate the sound of that knob going from 47 to 31 to get the Latest and greatest Videos of early hip hop !! VMB put faces to the music we were listening to, we no longer had to imagine what these guys looked like, we got to see Raw footage of hoods all across the tri-state, and Videos like, Nucleus "jam on it" Jonzon crew "pac jam" The Furious Five, Africa Bambatta , Worlds Famous Supreme Team, Rocksteady Krew ,UtFo, Whistle, Juice krew, and BDP The list goes on , and Ralph was there! Not to mention he Produced and Directed some of your favorite video's This guy needs a book deal ASAP if not already in the works....? I Just thought some of you may appreciate this and those who are not in the Know and claim to Love Hip Hop ... Uncle Ralph McDaniels would be a great place to Start !!
Yo Ralph Thanks for keeping in touch and for being You !!
Peace O

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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Rock Steady Crew Anniversary!

Legendary collective Rock Steady Crew (RSC) will celebrate 31 years of preserving Hip-Hop culture during its annual anniversary celebration. The four-day event will kick off with the celebrity benefit basketball challenge and Against The Grain Concrete B-boy/B-girl battle on July 24 at The Cage in New York City and conclude it’s celebration with a free all-day outdoor concert and food drive on July 27. The event will be held in conjunction with the third annual Lincoln Park Music Festival. "For some reason, Hip-Hop has that natural ability to bring people together and bridge the gaps that divide us, because of our common interest,” RSC Founder Crazy Legs said. “When people come to the RSC anniversary, it becomes more than the anniversary. It’s a pilgrimage to the Mecca of Hip-Hop.” Artists scheduled to perform include the Beatnuts, Buckshot, Craig G and Marley Marl, Sadat X, Soul Sonic Force, Positive K, Grand Master Caz, DJ Premier featuring NYG’z and others.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Congratulations to The Brooklyn Circus!

Congratulations to our Friends and Family The Brooklyn Circus. On the opening of there New store in the Fillmore district of San Francisco. So if your going to be in San Francisco over the 4th of July weekend stop by and show them some love.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Producer,Rapper,Designer & Author: Mr. West

Kanye West has a new title to add to his list Author! Mr. West has teamed up with J. Sakiya Sandifer to create Thank You and You’re Welcome. This book is his version of a “words of wisdom” book, and seems fitting for someone who generally has a lot to say. Expect some advice through Kanye’s eyes and a bit of humor.Keep an eye out for it I'm quite sure it will make for some interesting reading.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Certified Not One to F-With!!!!!

Certified Decks ain't nothing to Fuck with. With that being said Certified Skateboards dropped a FUCK SUPREME wood not too long ago. The buzz on the streets about this deck is crazy not to mention the demand for it !! Most industry dudes would say that's a bold move but Jon of Certified is not most dudes!! Kickin it with the homie for awhile you will def get the sense of his work ethics and the passion he has for his Company and what he believes in.... he also gets political and hits you with an Obama (Out For Presidents) teeBANGER.. a great way to get the youth involved. BFS CERTIFIED ..... Certified Decks & Tee Shirts available at BlackFlag Shoppe. Real Talk with Jon and Certified Riders to Follow! stay tuned!