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OSVC: Eric B. & Rakim - Microphone Fiend



Rakim is still one of the best lyricist of our generation and Eric B. was one of the dopest producers in the 80's. This is a classic and one of my personal favorites!

Shelby Cruiser by Felt Bicycles


Felt Bicycles is paying homage to the iconic Shelby GT350. They definitely went all-out on this limited edition Shelby Cruiser. The designers took styling cues straight from classic Shelby GT350 racing traditions. They paid very close attention to detail, which is very noticeable and intriguing to say the least. The Shelby Cruiser features the legendary Wimbledon White and Guardsman Blue paint that was only found on the famed Shelby GT350.

The bike is built around Felt’s signature hydro-formed aluminum tank frame. The Felt designers also fitted the bike with high performance three-speed Nexus internal gearing, which is a perfect compliment to the design and overall functionality of the bike. It also sports 36 spoke wheels wrapped with “blue dot” tires for added comfort and really adds to the overall look of the bike. They utilize the classic Abraham Linkage Double Springer Fork for fast and precise handling. Every detail of this Shelby Cruiser is honed to the tradition and passion embodied by Carroll Shelby and his company. This is a classic in the making!

VINTAGE MCM Duffle Bags

If you are an 80's baby or just know about premium classic brands then you know this is special. MCM was like Fendi and Gucci back in the day, and still looks good years later. This vintage MCM collection is simply awesome! This vintage MCM bags feature embossed premium leather with MCM logos detailed all over it. And the ever so classic, signature MCM crest engraved in a super classy gold brass plate. Check out this vintage MCM collection now available at REVIVE. Check out more photos below.




Eric Koston x Kobe Bryant Nike SB Eric Koston 1


What would you get if two superstar athletes from totally different sports joined forces? I don't know exactly, but Nike knows what would happen if their sneakers did! By now the story's out that skateboarding innovator Eric Koston, and 5 time NBA World Champion Kobe Bryant have collaborated to create the hybrid sneaker called the Nike SB 'Kobe x Koston' Zoom Eric Koston One.  The purpose is to celebrate the launch of Koston's first signature sneaker from Nike SB with all proceeds going toward improving LA playgrounds. 


It features the Zoom Kobe VI upper laying on the Koston One sole, seamlessly bridging the gap between the two schoolyard sports both literally and metaphorically.  A well executed plan indeed.  Releasing on May 2st in an extremely limited run of 24 pairs, these kicks come with custom wooden humidor with Eric Koston Golf balls and a luxurious suede bag inside.  It is only available at the Nike Vault at the Staples Center, though, so if you're finding this out now consider yourself one of the unlucky ones that won't get a pair, simply because people are already camping out waiting to get theirs!


Nike Air Force 1 Low Premium Denim


There are few materials that looks good and goes well with anything.  Denim, which has been a staple in American fashion is one of them.  It has stood the test of time and since the late 1700s, has evolved and been refined into what it is today.  Over the years with so many somewhat mediocre attempts at creating the ultimate denim product, Nike Sportswear has given us another example as to why their iconic shoe (named after the President's jet)  has been in existence since 1982!

Meet the Air Force 1 Low Premium Denim.  It features a refined dark obsidian denim upper in a raw look, brilliantly contrasted by yellow and orange stitching that marks the borders of the classic lines and large Swoosh.  The waxy laces that weave through the metallic eyelets along with brandished tongue and heel tabs provide the finishing touches sorta like a finely tailored suit.  Combine the design elements above a classic midsole and gum outer sole, and you have something that'll definitely have the streets watching.  This now is the standard in premium sneaker craftsmanship, have a look below.





Weekends of ups and downs at Assen Round 2





DMC Racing have arrived in the UK with mixed emotions after a difficult weekend at Assen Circuit, Netherlands.
The team headed to the weekend to capitalise on a weekend full of improvement at Brands Hatch.

Throughout the Friday practice both Robbie and Alexey managed to get to grips with the circuit which neither had previously ridden before. Each rider describing the circuit as ‘incredibly fast’ and ‘fun to ride’, they stayed in the top 10 during the 3 sessions. Unfortunately though a wet final session hampered the progress for Alexey after a small crash onto the back straight, causing him to miss valuable track time. Unharmed though Alexey passed fit for the following days qualifying practices and looked forward to the task at hand

“Today we made some great progress with the bike and the setup. I felt confident on the bike but unfortunately made a mistake in the wet practice that caused my crash. Overall though I am happy and feel confident for tomorrows qualifying sessions” commented Alexey

With three qualifying sessions in which to put in their fastest lap, it was a gamble when would be the best time as there were showers throughout the day. Robbie and Alexey went out and improved on the lap times on the Friday practice instantly, but unfortunately Alexey’s session was bought to a premature halt when he had a huge high side, dislocating his right shoulder. After a trip to the hospital Alexey was able to get back on the bike for QP2 and QP3, eventually qualifying in a very credible 14th Position after battling through the pain barrier.
Robbie unfortunately failed to improve on his morning’s performance and qualified in 8th position.

The following day (Race Day) Alexey woke to some very disappointing news. He was summoned to the medical centre and informed that he would not be able to take part in Sundays races.

“It is a real shame I was told I can’t ride during the races. I felt good when back on the bike yesterday after my accident but the medics were worried the arm may come out of the socket again and cause more harm to myself or another rider. I plan to recover before Thruxton and be back fighting fully fit” explained a disappointed Alexey.

Seconds before Race 1 was due to start, the heavens opened and the track went from completely dry to almost all wet. Within the same amount of time the rain stopped and the rain didn’t look to return. Based on this Robbie took the decision to remain on dry tyres, even though there was standing water on the circuit.
Unfortunately the early laps Robbie was unable to improve much on his position due to the conditions and all of his rivals were pulling away as they were on wet tyres. As the race went out the track got dryer and dryer and Robbie started to come through the field. With the race shortened to 10 laps Robbie couldn’t capitalise fully and crossed the line in a season best of 5th.

“That was one hell of a race. I enjoyed every minute of that. The early laps were really difficult to keep the bike upright as it was like riding on marble. I pushed and pushed and eventually the tyres came to me and I started moving forward. 5th place isn’t where I want or need to be to fight for the championship but its points and I cant complain” Commented Robbie

Race 2 saw a completely dry circuit and Robbie had made some drastic changes to the suspension and gearing in the hopes of bridging the gap between him and the leaders. Unfortunately though it was soon apparent that Robbie was struggling with grip. He got a reasonable start and pushed hard. His race was a lonely one but he lay in 5th for the majority of the race. Aaron Brown was lapping much faster and started catching Robbie. Unable to respond Robbie had to just let the inevitable happen, after nearly losing the front Robbie was passed on the final lap but at the final turn he took a last dive on the inside of Aaron to secure 5th place.

“This weekend proved how big a step we have made with the bike. I am still struggling a lot with suspension setup but overall its been a good weekend. Race two was my mistake after making some changes, I really struggled to finish the race and not crash as I was losing the front at almost every corner, when I saw Aaron was catching I just couldn’t respond I tried but nearly crashed again. My arms were like rocks after the race just because of the battle I had to have with the bike, Im glad I managed 5th in dry conditions. Roll on Thruxton!” explained Robbie

Robbie and Alexey now have a two-week break before heading to Thruxton on 28th May 2011. Keep an eye on the website for photo updates.

Weekends of ups and downs at Assen Round 2





DMC Racing have arrived in the UK with mixed emotions after a difficult weekend at Assen Circuit, Netherlands.
The team headed to the weekend to capitalise on a weekend full of improvement at Brands Hatch.

Throughout the Friday practice both Robbie and Alexey managed to get to grips with the circuit which neither had previously ridden before. Each rider describing the circuit as ‘incredibly fast’ and ‘fun to ride’, they stayed in the top 10 during the 3 sessions. Unfortunately though a wet final session hampered the progress for Alexey after a small crash onto the back straight, causing him to miss valuable track time. Unharmed though Alexey passed fit for the following days qualifying practices and looked forward to the task at hand

“Today we made some great progress with the bike and the setup. I felt confident on the bike but unfortunately made a mistake in the wet practice that caused my crash. Overall though I am happy and feel confident for tomorrows qualifying sessions” commented Alexey

With three qualifying sessions in which to put in their fastest lap, it was a gamble when would be the best time as there were showers throughout the day. Robbie and Alexey went out and improved on the lap times on the Friday practice instantly, but unfortunately Alexey’s session was bought to a premature halt when he had a huge high side, dislocating his right shoulder. After a trip to the hospital Alexey was able to get back on the bike for QP2 and QP3, eventually qualifying in a very credible 14th Position after battling through the pain barrier.
Robbie unfortunately failed to improve on his morning’s performance and qualified in 8th position.

The following day (Race Day) Alexey woke to some very disappointing news. He was summoned to the medical centre and informed that he would not be able to take part in Sundays races.

“It is a real shame I was told I can’t ride during the races. I felt good when back on the bike yesterday after my accident but the medics were worried the arm may come out of the socket again and cause more harm to myself or another rider. I plan to recover before Thruxton and be back fighting fully fit” explained a disappointed Alexey.

Seconds before Race 1 was due to start, the heavens opened and the track went from completely dry to almost all wet. Within the same amount of time the rain stopped and the rain didn’t look to return. Based on this Robbie took the decision to remain on dry tyres, even though there was standing water on the circuit.
Unfortunately the early laps Robbie was unable to improve much on his position due to the conditions and all of his rivals were pulling away as they were on wet tyres. As the race went out the track got dryer and dryer and Robbie started to come through the field. With the race shortened to 10 laps Robbie couldn’t capitalise fully and crossed the line in a season best of 5th.

“That was one hell of a race. I enjoyed every minute of that. The early laps were really difficult to keep the bike upright as it was like riding on marble. I pushed and pushed and eventually the tyres came to me and I started moving forward. 5th place isn’t where I want or need to be to fight for the championship but its points and I cant complain” Commented Robbie

Race 2 saw a completely dry circuit and Robbie had made some drastic changes to the suspension and gearing in the hopes of bridging the gap between him and the leaders. Unfortunately though it was soon apparent that Robbie was struggling with grip. He got a reasonable start and pushed hard. His race was a lonely one but he lay in 5th for the majority of the race. Aaron Brown was lapping much faster and started catching Robbie. Unable to respond Robbie had to just let the inevitable happen, after nearly losing the front Robbie was passed on the final lap but at the final turn he took a last dive on the inside of Aaron to secure 5th place.

“This weekend proved how big a step we have made with the bike. I am still struggling a lot with suspension setup but overall its been a good weekend. Race two was my mistake after making some changes, I really struggled to finish the race and not crash as I was losing the front at almost every corner, when I saw Aaron was catching I just couldn’t respond I tried but nearly crashed again. My arms were like rocks after the race just because of the battle I had to have with the bike, Im glad I managed 5th in dry conditions. Roll on Thruxton!” explained Robbie

Robbie and Alexey now have a two-week break before heading to Thruxton on 28th May 2011. Keep an eye on the website for photo updates.
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