Saturday, November 26, 2011

Whitewall Issue 24 ft. KAWS

Contemporary art and lifestyle magazine Whitewall will release it's 24th issue at Art Basel Week Miami. The issue features 2 covers by Brooklyn based KAWS, as well as an extensive 12-page spread.

Friday, November 25, 2011

[SAVE THE DATE] Thurs. 12/8: Young, Hungry and Humble

Residence in the Caribbean by Silberstein Architecture

Delray Beach, FL is home to the firm Silberstein Architecture, the folks responsible for this amazing and "green" residence on the Dutch island of Bonaire in the Caribbean.

The home features a soaring, double-height common area that opens to the patio and pool, creating a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living. This theme continues through the entire structure, with the creative use of natural elements, such as limestone and wood.

 The home sits in alignment with local trade winds, which helps to create a cross breeze effect, and the rooms orient toward the water views. The environmentally conscious space boasts 48 photovoltaic panels that power all its lighting and an air conditioning compressor. In addition, the water heater provides all the heating for the pool as an underground cistern stores rain water for irrigation.

[DOWNLOAD] Lupe Fiasco "Friend Of The People"

To the joy of thousands of fans, Lupe Fiasco released his mixtape Friend Of The People yesterday via twitter.

Click here to download Friend Of The People.

[VIDEO] Epic "Light Up" Freestyle

Stevie Crooks "VLNS NVR DIE" Artwork & Track List

For the past few years, Stevie Crooks has been steadily making a name for himself in the music scene and has continued to release projects that showcase his incredible talent, passion, and growth.

On November 29th, Crooks will release VLNS NVR DIE to the welcoming arms of hip-hop fans throughout various communities. The artwork was once again perfected by Phil Mao and represents the majestic and powerful characteristics that comes with being a true villain.

1. Punishment
2. Darkside feat. Xavier - Produced by Zeniro
3. Material Girl
4. Grimey Couture
5. Tornado
6. NewYorkaFornia - Produced by Zeniro
7. The Crooklyn Bridge
8. Submarine
9. Gem Star
10. Streetshark
11. Empire Strikes Back
12. The Legend of Perseus
13. Therapy feat. Terrence F
14. Anti Hero - Produced by Kwesi of Keyed Up
15. Outro

Keep an eye on your timelines for VLNS NVR DIE.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

[VIDEO] The Weeknd "The Knowing"

Check out the latest visual offering from The Weeknd for "The Knowing" from House of Balloons. Video by Mikael Colombu.

[VIDEO] Epic "Middle Class American" ft. Farrin

Barely Broke Intellects Black Friday Event

[VIDEO] Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa "Young, Wild and Free" Ft. Bruno Mars

[SAVE THE DATE] Sun. 12/4: Common Ground 100th Anniversary

[VIDEO] Steve Aoki Talks The History of Dim-Mak

As a brand with humble beginnings, we here at Barely Broke appreciate the hard work, creativity, ingenuity, and struggle that comes with pursuing your own entrepreneurial endeavor.

Dim-Mak's founder, Steve Aoki, briefly discusses the history of Dim-Mak and how he went from listening to bands in his living room, to throwing some of the most epic parties in the scene and going down as one the founding fathers of the indie-electro scene in Los Angeles.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

[TONIGHT] 11/22: Overdoz, Kent Money + More at The Roxy

[VIDEO] adidas Originals x Kendrick Lamar

The video below follows Compton native, Kendrick Lamar, walking the streets of NYC as he discusses the recent launch of the adidas Originals Boots Collection. Lamar is laced in The Fort and The Elmwood styles, both dropped Nov. 19th.

Monday, November 21, 2011

[SAVE THE DATE] Sat. 12/3 Boombox LA 5-Year Anniversary

Echo Touch Gloves for TouchScreen Use

You know the situation. You're outside, enjoying yourself on a rather chilly evening, your hands encased in warm knit gloves. Your cell-phone rings innocently, you pull it from your pocket and slide your finger across the lock screen. Nothing. You slide again, nothing. Alas, your gloves have failed you and you're forced to expose your precious hands to outside conditions.

The horror!

Okay, kind of dramatic, but I do HATE when that happens. If you're unsatisfied with the apparel industry's inability to keep up with technology, I've found the answer: Echo's Touch Gloves.

While there have been other touch-screen friendly gloves, I think Echo has executed them the best.

Echo's Touch gloves utilize Echo's own eLink fabric technology on each gloves index finger. The eLink fabric interacts with touch screen devices and eliminates the hassle of removing your gloves. Winning!

Check out the official Echo website for the complete collection.

[VIDEO] Pollyn "Sometimes You Just Know"

I was cruising the UNDFTD blog and stumbled upon this Pollyn video for "Sometimes You Just Know." I've been playing it obsessively since I first watched it and thought I'd share it with you, fellow interwebers. This video is a great example of the things our DIY generation can accomplish. It's original and fun, I like!

Pollyn "Sometimes You Just Know" from Pollyn on Vimeo.
Download "Sometimes You Just Know" here.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

[FASHION] H&M x Versace Collab Release - Complete List of Stores

This Saturday marks the official US release of the H&M x Versace collaboration.

Check out the list below for all the H&M locations that will be carrying the collab. And get ready to fight, I can guarantee folks will be out there throwing it down over some of those fly pieces.

Full list after the jump.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

[FASHION] H&M x Versace Fashion Show at Pier 57

It's a little late..but blogger was giving me a hard time when I originally tried to post this..anyhow..

Collaborations with major design houses are a familiar thing for fast-fashion brand H&M, who's past collabs include Stella McCartney, Roberto Cavalli, Comme des Garcons, and most recently, Lanvin.

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you've been hearing the buzz behind H&M's latest run with Versace. Last week marked the official fashion show of the collaboration, that features brilliantly bright prints in fuchsia, teal, green, and purple, as well as plenty of classic black pieces.

Check out the video below and look for more images after the jump

Versace for H&M Fashion Show
New York from Barracuda Film & TV on Vimeo.

Friday, November 11, 2011

[NEW MUSIC] Diz Gibran x Moonshine

Lyricist Diz Gibran and producer Moonshine released the 6-track EP “The Return” for our listening pleasure.

Enjoy and stay tuned for the 2012 release of “Just In Time For Always.”
 Download here.

[TONIGHT]11/11 - The Common Ground

[SAVE THE DATE: 11/22] Overdoz, Kent Money + More at The Roxy

[VIDEO] Theophilus London “Love Is Real”

Check out the recent visuals from Theophilus London, brought to you by the High5Collective.

Buy Local #InvestInTheIE

Local IE culture site are initiating a great “Buy Local” campaign.

In an effort to stimulate the local economy and raise community awareness, the site is encouraging people to buy local and make their own gifts for the 2011 holiday season.

The official letter for the campaign is posted below. If you are interested in participating, don’t hesitate to get in contact with them. Make sure to spread the word and check their twitter for local updates on all things Inland Empire.

Official Invest in the IE Campaign Letter:

 In these times economic times, we at are encouraging people to buy local, make gifts, and support their own communities this holiday.  We would like your brand to be a part of this campaign.  To help us out we will need the following:
1.  One decent quality, close up picture of you/your team.
2. One  picture of your logo.
3. Information regarding any holiday sales you may be planning (Sales that take place November 22-January 1)
4. A list of EVERYWHERE people can purchase your product.
5. Tell us briefly why you think it is important to buy local/independent for the holidays.

      We appreciate your considering to participate in this campaign and we look forward to hearing from you.  If you know of some independent brands/artists/designers in your area that would be a good fit for this campaign, please feel free to forward this information.  ALL PARTICIPANT INFORMATION SHOULD BE SENT NO LATER THAN SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH.

Warm Regards, Staff.


Check out this EPK that I did for hip-hop artist Epic. Show some love and RT, reblog, repost.

Captured, cut, and crafted by SUPERLOVE!

[VIDEO] Stevie Crooks in the Studio VLNSNVRDIE

Check out the footage below of he villain hard at work in the studio, pounding out his highly anticipated project, VLNS NVR DIE, set to drop November 29th.

Dancing Colors by Photographer Markus Reugels

German hobby photographer, Markus Reugels, has created these stunning and technically advanced images of colored water drops. Reugels uses a sensor to trigger the shutter because the water falls too quickly for his finger to operate the shutter, which reaches speeds of up to 1/16,000 per second.

These images are free from computerized or color manipulation, they're just simple water, food coloring, and creative lighting. Well done, there's nothing I love more than HONEST art.

Check out more of his images after the jump.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Nipsey Hussle - TMC Tape {Download Now}

Download Nipsey Hussles latest project featuring artwork by our good friend Jorge Peniche, Download the artwork along with the new project Here.