Over the years, I’ve read countless interviews with skateboarders who seem to be riding the sponsor wave until it crashes. They speak candidly on the fact that they wake up day to day and skate if they feel like it. Darren Harper is not one of those skateboarders. Darren not only skates, but is a father who involves himself in charities, records and performs different kinds of music, and stays involved in his local skateboarding scene. When speaking with Darren, you understand that his family, friends and community are the things that are important to him. Coming from the ghetto of Washington DC, Darren shows us that there are multiple avenues out of adversity and every lane is worth dipping into as long as you maintain a knowledge of what you come from and where you’re going.
Archive for the Sports Category
Y–3’s Autumn / Winter 2010 campaign once again features world soccer star Zinedine Zidane. Shot in black and white, showcasing their new seasons collection, giving the garments a platform to showoff their movement and lifestyle features in real time.
Per the Creative Minds at MINDStyle.com:
“In celebration of Team Pacquiao opening their new store in Robinson Mall, Manila Philippines on August 8, 2010. We are pleased to announce the pre-release at this years San Diego Comic Con. A limited amount of figures available each day. The figures come in a beautiful packaged gift box together in a Team Paquiao shopping bag. The figures include a collectors card for SDCC only, we have made sure that the collectible set comes with the matching card numbers. These highly collectible figures are only available in the USA, officially at SDCC or at Team Pacquiao Stores in the Philippines. Limited to 300 of each respective figure. The Philippines exclusives will be available for USD $250 for each respective figure with the pair available at MINDstyle’s Booth #4437 for USD $500.”
Crossing fingers for this weekend that spare Comic Con passes come my way!!!
Living in Chicago, I run into all different types of people from different career paths. Chicago is most definitely home to some secret gems. One of them is the multimedia production company called HYSTK™. HYSTK™ created this video in collaboration with the Nike’s St. Alfred’s pop-up store. A nice concept and tribute to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Be sure to Follow HYSTK™ via Twitter for more great videos.
The anticipation is finally over!!! During this moment, I think a lot of people had to pick their jaws up off of the ground based upon his unexpected decision to play for the Miami Heat franchise team. Well, one thing to remember James is a basketball player and a business man. Although, I would’ve like to see him play for the Chicago Bulls. It will be interesting to see how this team plays next season with three of high-scoring players in NBA. Will we see a Kobe and Shaq moment between Lebron and Wade? On to the next season 2011.
Wall is only 19 years old and will be the captain for the Washington Wizards team. He has already signed an endorsement deal with Reebok. John Wall’s first commercial for Reebok’s ZigTech Slash shoe is posted below.
Diplo’s Mad Decent label holds artists from all over the world. One of them is the group The Very Best which brings some awesome music to the table. This song features Ezra Koenig (the African Phil Collins). Since, the 2010 FIFA World Cup is taking place in South Africa, I thought this would be a perfect way to pay homage to that accomplishment. The collaboration of the producer Radioclit and Malawian-born, London-based singer Esau Mwamwaya make up The Very Best. Enjoy more music by downloading The Very Best Mixtape.
DOWNLOAD LINK: The Very Best Mixtape