Aesop Rock brings the goods again in his latest release.
Nas- Life is good
Thanks to all the drama with his divorce from Kelis ( Fuck yes! She’s single again) and issues with his daughter involving twitter and condoms. Nas finally drops a decent album again and you can hear in his music that he has found the passion again for rapping.
Iggy Azalea- Glory EP
If you can get past her over acting of the American accent you will find that she actually has some decent flow to her. The production also is first class and you will no doubt find your self bopping your head to this.
SpaceGhostPurrp – Mysterious Phonk
I love SGP!! Great dark and gloomy album from this independent rapper.
If you like the sounds of his friend/ ex friend/ now worst enemy A$AP Rocky then you need to grab this quick!
Next month will see us roll out a project that we have been working on for the last few months.
Each month on the blog we will feature a new creative artist that i admire and respect.
Each week we will showcase work from the chosen artist and also a Q & A.
At the end of the month we will then post up a link to our ebay account where you can bid on an one of kind artwork especially made for FN.
All proceeds from the auction will go to the charity foundation Inspire more specifically their sub-charity Reach Out
Reach Out is a website created to help tackle the growing number of teen suicides and depression.
Here is the Inspire foundations mission statement.
Tragically, the leading cause of death among young Australians (14-25) is suicide. To tackle this issue the Inspire Foundation provides services which aim to improve young people’s mental health and let them know that they don’t have to go through tough times alone. Our flagship service ReachOut.com increases young people’s knowledge of mental health and wellbeing, increases their help seeking skills and ensures that they feel less alone. We provide our services online because it offers young people anonymity; it offers help and support 24 hours a day; it is accessible to young Australians in remote regions and it allows us to help thousands at any one time.
By 2020 we aim to make a global contribution to young people’s mental health and wellbeing with every young Australian knowing, trusting and using ReachOut.com when they need to.
ReachOut.com is underpinned by a program model that’s based on our strength in providing mental health support services that are accessible and relevant to young people.
Game ( Dropped the ‘The’ after Triple H from WWE sued him) releases his latest mixtape ‘California Republic’.
Now Game isn’t really my type of rapper but i don’t mind checking out his mixtapes from time to time. The problem i have with Game as a rapper is he just names drops way too much. There is not a rapper out there that drops other rappers names and high end brands more than the Game. He is thankfully not dropping Dr. Dre’s name as much as in the past.
This mixtape features a lot of big names also in the rap game. ( No pun intended) From the likes of Snoop, Rick Ross, Fabulous, Fat Joe, Lupe, Pharrell, Lil Wayne and Drake. I found half this mixtape was total garbage but i mean 95% of all rap mixtapes are trash anyways so 50% isn’t too bad. Especially when the mixtape is 24 tracks deep. The best line from the mixtape is by Game in the track ‘ She want to have my baby- Ft Trey Songz’ Everybody fucking Amber Rose, is the pussy good? Only Kanye/ Camron knows.
The mixtape features a freestyle to Tyler the Creators ‘Yonkers’ track by rapper NoBody. In short Nobody has Noflow.
Another note i wrote down when listening and i know i’ll get some hate for this but Snoop Dogg should of quit rapping after his first album ‘Doggystyle’. He hasn’t released anything close to that album since and his flow isn’t that good, lets be honest.
The three standout tracks for me from this mixtape are the following.
She want to have my baby ft. Tre Songz
Death Penalty ft. Fabulous and Slim Thug
Tonight ft. Mele
In the end the mixtape is pretty good for what it is. A Game mixtape. Download it. Bang your head to it for a few months then delete it off your itunes.
Last night was the ‘Day of the Deli’ Exhibition at the soon to be demolished deli on woolwich st, west leederville.
I had never been there before but as soon i walked in i was hooked. From all the beautiful murals spray painted on the walls to all the artists work hanging up on the night and finally everyone’s dope friendly attitude.
You have to remember that people still live here, it’s their home and they’ve just opened it up for all the public to see and for that i have to give the highest props.
Along with the art exhibition were pop up shops from different local streetwear brands. These brands were my homeboy Dave from Anchored Produce , new cats on the block Lucid Youth and yours truly from Francesco Nathan. It was a highly successfully night for all three of us and I’m just really stoked at the positivity coming from people about local streetwear. A big thank you from myself to all the people who brought FN on the night.
Here below are some instagram photos i had taken on the night. For more photos from the night you can follow me on @francesconathan
The weekend was great met some great guys like Alini from Triple Beam Distro. Ate out at some great restaurants , did some shopping but i have to say Chapel Street you let me down seriously same shit in most stores, i did fall in love with a girl working at one of the stores but. Got way too drunk most nights but i was on holiday after all.
Now to the CARBON RECAP.
The event was pretty good some great speakers and some really fucking douche bag speakers. I actuarially got the most from the speakers that i hadn’t even heard of before the event. Guys like Chaz Bororquez dude was legit, Nick Catchdubs who filled in last minute for fellow Fools Gold owner Dust La Rock and writer Joy Yoon.
The streetwear guys i went to see like Mega from Blackscale and Eugene from Hypebeast both did great speeches but i guess they just spoke about ideas and beliefs that i already know and believe in which is great as it just reconfirms my own self belief that i’m on the right track. Basically believe in yourself and be a creative not a curator. Just Do You.
I have to say that i feel really sorry for Yimmy Yayo. Trying to do your speech but getting stopped by immature grown men every two minutes and not losing your shit at them is proof of his good character.
I won’t mention these joke of men as they aren’t even worth me wasting the time typing their names. If i was Yimmy i would of lost my shit and stormed out.
My favorite speakers of the event in no order were:
I did take some photos of my trip on my disposable camera. ( 4 stores and 3 blank stares on sales assistants face’s i finally found a store that still sold disposable film cameras.) But i still have like nine photos left so once i used them all up i’ll get them developed and post them up on the blog.
In the meantime here are some of my Instagram photos from the trip. Follw me @francesconathan