Defam|Nation had the opportunity to link with Boston rapper, J The S. He sheds a little light on his travels and pursuit within the game. Homie has been making noise for quite some time now and you should keep ‘em peeled for some upcoming projects that are guaranteed to spark a flame.
Archive for Streetwear
If your gonna be in Las Vegas, NV, for all the MAGIC Fashion Industry Tradeshow festivities during August 17-19th, then you are in luck to be apart of the dopest sneaker & streetwear traveling tour of it’s kind! DunkXchange will be hosting their Vegas Tour Stop at the World Famous Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas on August 17th between 5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. All MAGIC attendees with badges will be admitted for free and all ages are permitted for this event. There will be dope music, free giveaways, and artists rocking the mic! You won’t wanna miss this pre-event before all the usual MAGIC night-time parties!
Any interested brands that want to be apart of this event, please contact – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hard Rock Cafe
3771 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
United States of America
With their latest collection releasing soon, XLarge reveals a video offering a look at some of the graphics and themes present throughout their Fall 2010 line-up.
Hype Means Nothing always keeps things consistant with their timing of selected releases. The latest face to be featured in their t-shirt series is former South African President Nelson Mandela. The tee is now available from colette.
Acapulco Gold unveils their Summer 2010 Collection as the new season arrives. The latest collection from the brand features several Summer staples, including headwear, graphic tees, short-sleeve button-downs, and two colourways in the brand’s AH Camo duffel bag. Definitely tons of growth as always from one of the leading streetwear brands today. Acapulco Gold’s Summer 2010 Collection is now available through their online shop.
Defam|Nation recently got up with Stevie Crooks, for those of you who are still unfamiliar, Stevie is a West Coast rapper that holds down that early East Coast sound. He also represents the streetwear culture to the fullest and uses that to his benefit when it comes down to his rhymes. We hope to continue to build with this dude as we feel he embodies a lot of what we are about and carries a solid element to the movement. Peep the Q and A!
What up Stevie? What you getting into today?
Whadup Whadup Nothing Major….California is looking beautiful today, play it by ear & stay outta trouble!
Stay focused my dude! Now we know you’re from Cali but fill us in on exactly what area you grew up in and where you currently reside? How did that location influence you in the music you make?
I was born in Bellflower & went back and forth to Compton with my Grandma due to mom and pops working then we moved to the I.E…But my location didn’t influence a damn thing sad to say….I grew up on East Coast music and stayed in my own world.
That’s real dope regardless. What event or events lead up to the turning point when you told yourself that I’m going to make this music shit happen?
Man good question, maybe when I broke up with my girl just to cypher with the homies in the parking lot at school or maybe the time I found myself ditching high school daily just to make record on a weak lil KB Toys mic haha classic!
Here at Defam we consider your “Diamonds & Guns” tape to be classic material. What details about your next project can you give us?
Yo I appreciate that fam!….I cant tell you everything about the next project but do expect sicker beats and some collabs this time around I honestly want D&G to get enough time to be heard…Quality over quantity.
That’s what’s up, hyped to hear it. What artist and producer collabos are in the works for the near future and what artist and producer do you aspire to work with?
Its all about building first with me its nothing wrong with email swapping but I’m a throwback I like to know what type of cat I’m on a record with a lot snakes dwell the streets these days….But I’d love to work with a producer like a Ski Beatz just to drop one name.
Its evident you hold the West Coast down but what East Coast artist has influenced you the most?
Shiii….there’s too many to name to be honest. I think every artist in the East Coast around 94-96 around that time I was falling in love with hip-hop and didn’t know it…I was bubble jacket, Timberland, camouflaged up on some Wu-Tang, Mobb Deep, Onyx type ish.
Timeless! The come up of streetwear and hip-hop hasn’t always been at the point where it’s at now, what are your plans to keep it consistent? And not let it saturate.
Stay original and pray to God these dudes stop using Google images and whack rappers to rock their brands. But I got a feeling something will be said soon I’m sure of it.
What brands do you currently work with and what brands would you like to work
with in the future?
L.O.V……L.O.V………annddd that brand called L.O.V (LIFE OF VILLAINS). You respect them I can respect you
Shipping you the collabo now! Any upcoming tours or shows you’d like to plug?
Working on touring up and down Cali & I’d love to travel the world man who doesn’t just need to network with the right peeps!
Get at us for those East coast dates, you know we can make it happen!
Anybody you want to shout out?
Shout out to the Baseball Furies haha. All my shorties and villains around the world!
Thanks for the interview, everybody stay up with Stevie, check him out also at StevieCrooks.com.
LRG still doin’ what they do best! This video features G.O.O.D. Music artist Big Sean, rapper Cory Gunz and LRG Skate Team members Jack Curtin, Adelmo Jr., and Rodrigo TX rocking some of the newest summer selections from LRG.
This Friday will be Defam|Nation’s first ever 48-hour sale. Their first sale ever actually. All current and past product is now 50% off starting Friday. Still some good selections, as well as re-stocks, make sure to get everything while you can, and as always we thank you for the support!
Defam|Nation had the opportunity to get with New York’s very own Emilio Rojas. An up and coming hip hop artist who is making a name for himself nationwide. After dropping his latest mixtape ‘The Natural’ hosted by DJ Green Lantern, he sheds light on his past and where he currently stands and what he plans on doing to build momentum in today’s industry. Check the interview.
If you haven’t already, download one of the dopest mixtapes this year. DJ Green Lantern Presents: Emilio Rojas ‘The Natural’
Also this Thursday, come join us as we celebrate J the S’s mixtape release party! At the Westernfront in Cambridge, MA. 9PM 21+
Defam|Nation’s first collaboration effort with Seattle based brand Life Of Villains. A concept that brings forth the honourable tribute to those who came up with a covert sense yet gained respect though out the community for the generosity they have returned. Roll out the black carpet. Available in both a tee and crewneck, and as always very limited.
Drops this Friday. More details to follow.