Archive for August, 2009
The Nike Dynasty High is set to make a big return in 2010 as a part of the Nike Sportswear line. The shoe was originally released as a basketball shoe in 1981 and has a sort of Dunk High/Terminator feel. And while you will have to wait at least six months to get your hands on the general releases, a super-limited Mighty Crown + Nike collaboration will yield the Mighty Crown Nike Dynasty High Premium a little earlier.
The Mighty Crown Dynasty High, the third shoe created through a joint effort between Nike and the Japanese music group, sports premium materials throughout including perforated and snakeskin leather, studded ankle strap and glittery ankle padding. The Mighty Crown Nike Dynasty High is finished off with a patterned black midsole and red outsole as well as an extended tongue tag emblazoned with a Mighty Crown.
While the shoe is undeniably dope, it was unfortunately created in very limited amounts for the 15th annual Yokohama Reggae Festival. They could get a wider release around the time of the festival on September 5th, but it’s no sure thing. Stick with NB for details.
Info and images via nikeblog.com.
While looking for recipes today I came across one for a Cuban food called Bacán, which is very similar to the Guyanese Conkie. No doubt they both have very similar roots, so decided to post both here.
These are both very similar to Mexican Tamales, but are cooked in banana leaves instead of corn husks. The Cuban version uses meat, while the Guyanese version adds dried fruits. Funny enough, my father actually ate Conkie for breakfast this morning too, so I might be having some later today too. Anyway, all that said, check out the recipes for both below….
- 1 banana leaf
- 7 green bananas (approximately 4 ounces each)
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon annatto powder or oil
- 7 tablespoons coconut milk
For the Pork Stuffing:
- 9 ounces lean pork meat
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 3/4 cups peeled, seeded and chopped tomato
- 1 tablespoon white wine
- 1 lb cornmeal
- 1 lb pumpkin
- 1 oz lard
- 1 tsp black pepper
- ½ pt water
- 1 grated coconut
- 1 oz margarine
- 2 tsp salt
- Sugar to taste
- 4 oz dried fruit
- Banana leaves
Bobbito actually hit me with this earlier this week, but I didn’t get the change to get it up here until today. Check out info on this year’s Black August showcase below…
NYC, this Sunday head out to B.B. King’s for the 11th Annual Black August Hip-Hop Project, presented by The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. “The Black August Hip Hop Project was started by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement to promote human rights and raise awareness about U.S. political prisoners unjustly incarcerated worldwide. By leveraging the influence and global development of Hip Hop culture and by facilitating exchanges between international communities about the social and political issues that affect our global communities, Black August holds annual fund-raising concerts that inform our collective struggle for a more just, equitable and human world.” Not only is this for a good cause, but you get a dope show as well. Performers will include: EPMD, Bilal, Immortal Technique, Smif N Wessun, Marley Marl, Shadia Mansour, DJ Scratch, DJ Evil Dee, DJ OP, DJ K-Salaam, Special Guest Q-Tip and other surprise guests (rumor has it Rakim will bless the stage… but you didn’t hear that from me). Tickets are $20 via ticketmaster, or $25 day of show at the box office. …
Info via OKP.
Homeboy Sandman made an appearance on U Been Jacked Radio and of course he went in…
I caught this little mock of the Vybz/Mavado beef. They need to do a version for Vybz/Bounty beef. Check it out…
This is actually an old Mavado interview from ’07 but its still pertinent for today about the violence in dancehall music and the artists’ take on it.
Usain Bolt’s feats in Berlin are now cemented in history. A segment of the old Berlin wall has been graced with Bolt’s image, commemorating the world records he set this past week. Check out the details below…
Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt has been honoured by the city of Berlin which has given him an original segment of the Berlin Wall – nearly three tons of it.
Bolt, who broke world records in winning gold medals in the 100 and 200 metres, was presented with the piece of wall at a small ceremony yesterday, the final day of the World Championships.
The section is 3.6 metres (12 feet) high and weighs 2.7 metric tons. It will be delivered to Bolt’s training camp in Jamaica by a special company….
Check out the full story here: Bolt gets piece of Berlin Wall.
I gotta say it though, that’s not really the best portrait. I’m not that only one who feels that way, either.
Anyway, check out a video of the ceremony after the jump…