Check out some pictures from South By this past week. Hung out with the Mae Shi (LA) alot, caught Kid Cudi, Freeway, and the boy Charles Hamilton among others on the street.
Saw mad Chicago heads down south including Intel, Million$Mano, and your boy Clayton Hauck. Also met mad heads from around the world who were familiar with the music which made me happy as hell. Skibunny from Belfast let us know they’ve been drilling our tracks hard out in Ireland.
I’m so happy to have met everyone I did, there are alot of great people out there. Best shows: The Mae Shi, Monotonix, Health, Slow Club, Po Po, Pre, P.O.S. Brother Ali, Diplo. Good times.
Don’t get me wrong, I understand the illegality of graffiti. Taking into account my love of the artform and the need for community policing in alot of parts of the city, this still doesnt sit right with me.
Any civilian order-keeping unit should be REQUIRED to weigh harm done against resources used to prosecute.
There is another video on their youtube channel of them jumping and holding a guy for arrest on an El platform. Dude seemed drunk as hell and got caught smoking a joint. The attendant asked him to leave and he mouthed off so she called the cops. After that, he starts to leave.
This is when they could have let the dude leave, make his way home, and sober the fuck up. But the Guardian Angels decided to antagonize him until he swung at them, which then makes it okay to jump him and hold him until the cops come.
Its a group of dudes who have taken it upon themselves to “police” the streets based on their personal ideals, enforcing their will on the public. These fuckers seriously need counseling.
New T-shirt love from Formula Werks, one of our favorite local chicago street wear spots. After 5+ years of bringing happiness and joy (Roto does that), and glory and shame (Formula Werks does that) together in Chicago and beyond, they’ve teamed up to release four new Build Your Own collabo T-shirts.
“Toy Fetish” speaks for their love of designer vinyl toys, with a nice Japanese & English Rotofugi hit below the back collar. “Chensou” lovingly says, “Rotofugi Version Equipped with Chainsaw” in Japanese, and then two flips of Roto’s legendary “Abe” logo are available. One says “Chicago,” the other says “Midwest.” Pick from 20 shirt and 20 print colors for both men and women; customize your own and reign supreme!
Some people like games where it takes major time dedication. I don’t. And the people who made this game probably don’t either. You got 5 minutes? This is the game for you. It’s got action. It’s got adventure. It’s got a lovable protagonist with an arsenal of weapons and an impossible end boss unless you know the secret of how to beat him.
Cracked presents a collection of amazing images that you would expect to have been Photoshopped, but are completely genuine. Some you may have seen before, but they are always fascinating to see again.
I went to the release party for Stevie Dread’s Nike Blazer to see the shoes in person and theyre fucking sick. Based on the Chicago flag, they’re a real subtle grey-blue that is mad appealing to my sensibilities. Definitely going to cop.
A must have! It is crazy how sick Dread’s Blazer turned out, perfect to represent the Chi. Thanks Stevie for making us look good. FOR SALE SUNDAY MARCH 1ST. Check out the photos and see for yourself.