Customizer/Collector of the Week: Not MIKE LOWRY…ERIC LOWRY

We ARE Chicago but we also show love to the Mid-West!  Eric Lowry is from Detroit and if you don’t know about the dude you better ask somebody.  He hopes his customizing efforts will land him collaborations with powerhouses like Nike, Adidas, New Balance or Vans.  I’m sure if he stays on the path it’ll only be a matter of time.  Keep doing your thing!

Follow him @EricMafuknLowry

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Keds On The Come-up

PR – The conservative sneakers are making a comeback as the company launches its first ever-clothing line in their 95-year history.

Keds made its debut in a collaboration with the retailer, Opening Ceremony in New York and Los Angeles, as well as on line, with the plan to roll the Keds line out to specialty stores and high-end department stores in the spring.

Don’t expect crazy designs or loud patterns and colors; in true Keds fashion, the line will be a perfect mix of preppy, sporty and classic.

The company says Keds is going to try hard to convince you that Keds are cool…

Would you rock it?!

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Chicago Artist Astonish Drops FREE LP

You know we gotta represent our Chicago Hip-Hop heads.   Check out the new release from Chicago’s own Astonish in conjunction with Molemen Records – download for free here.

Words From Molemen Records:

After releasing 2008’s “From Now Until Forever”, Astonish returns with a vengeance. The “AstonishinglyOdd Project” is a powerful 15 song album which truly captures the range an artist like Astonish embodies. He took a couple years to hone his already trademark sound and elevated it to another plateau.

Astonish has found an incredible balance between melody and lyricism; never sacrificing one for the other. The “AstonishinglyOdd Project” is filled with life stories, punch lines, witty lyricism, and melodic hooks. Astonish demonstrates why he’s one of the best young lyricists in Hip-Hop today. From the very beginning of the album you feel his clear cut flow hitting every pocket of the track like a true professional. This album has something for everyone.

“Trees” finds Astonish explaining the ups and the downs of these past couple of years over Odd Couple production. He recounts on lost friendships, chasing the dreams, and the strength of his family; yet he manages to tie it all in together with an incredible hook that will not easily leave your mind after you listen to it. On “ Shine Like Dilla” (the first single from the album), Astonish brings forth lyricism and melody in a way only a few can do. Punch line after punch line, this song will captivate the Hip-Hop listener, and the hook will demonstrate the range in Astonish’s song writing abilities. From “Fill Up the Room” to “Living Comfortable”, Astonish does an impeccable job at creating music anyone can feel and enjoy.

Astonish may have taken a couple years off to create this project, but he’s back like he never missed a beat.


Customizer/Collector of the week: DubStepSlap415

Few people can put up a 13 minute video and keep your attention.  Mr. Slappy has about 150 of them that’ll keep you busy.  From new pick-ups, to crazy designs he’s definitely an interesting character!

Check him out on Twitter


Or his YouTube Channel

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Nike “Always On” Chicago Event Recap


DJs, bloggers, artists, writers, producers, radio personalities, media and people who just act FLY for a living were hand selected by NIKE to experience something special over the weekend in Chicago. Hosted by B96’s J Niice, it was a peek into the NIKE world showing us the new Destroyer Jackets and the fresh for winter NIKE ACG Air Max Conquer Boots.

It went down at the NIKE headquarters in Downtown Chicago. We also got to see exclusive #AlwaysOn videos of skateboarder Timmy Johnson and dancer Leida (Lady Sol) Villegas who also manages Chicago’s Footworkingz.

Nike Sports Wear is gettin’ ready for a SERIOUS take takeover starting in Chicago! Get ready for it!

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