Sunday, December 30, 2007

I'm ready for 2008

Well, 2007 is almost over..and 2008 is in around the corner in a couple of hours or so. I do not make predictions, resolutions, pinky swear, mainly promises that I can't keep to my myself. I have done it before in the past, and everybody does this year and year out. The same crap.."oh I'm going to get in shape" or stop smoking, stop drinking, go to the doctor and get that rash looked at (you know who you are K.I.) I am just going to say, I'm looking forward to the new year and the things I want to accomplish in the year to come. I just have a lot of things I want to do a see take off and bang out in 08'. First off, I'm glad I am still alive for another year, tomorrow is not promised to I'm thankful for that. My parents, my sister are doing well, and the rest of my family are doing well too..and I'm thankful for that also.

Even though I am so concerned about the well being of my family, my second concern are now my career endeavors that I have in the works. First off, Street Local is going to be banging..I can see it..really...and I'm so ready to get this thing cracking...I can taste it. I am thankful for Ryan and Al for including me in this experience, and I can't wait for the challenges. Ryan, Cory, Tim, Dustin, Myself, and Woodie on the co-sign(thanks dude)..oh it's on..believe me..I got crazy visions. The next thing is so like top secret..I can't say anything at's hard not to say anything too. I still have some things to work out but, I am very hopeful for this opportunity too..and I'm not trying to jinx myself either. The next great opportunity to come up is to be a contributing writer on a up and coming magazine based out of Charlotte called BLU Magazine. My friend Camila Amortegui along with her brother Nico is running BLU, and it looks like such a good thing. I'm happy for her and hope she goes fuckin full blast at this thing. Blu will kill it, those Lotus Ladies got hella steez, they'll get busy no doubt.

My next one is really so important to me, is my right hand man, my man 100 grand, boyband, boykrew, Broken United FC, the reason why I even fuck with these beats..Steven Hart aka DJ Apex. I am so amped that my dawg is about to get busy for real on the ones and twos at a venue near you. Steven, I am so ready for you to give these brain dead, no soul having maw'fuckers some much needed pep in thier lives, I wanna see you in London dude..can I get that..shit..COOP son..WinterFest in March I'm talking about whole week in Miami shit!!!I'm talking about 530am still cranking out jams, fuck that shit..we are the Broken United FC..WE Got it dude!!

Next the Joneses...Henry and Aaron are about to get real big time soon too..Yeah I stepped away from the Brand in the early stages and there was no hard feeling on any parts. I feel that I am a better fit in Street Local anyways, but we are all fam so I got their back anyways till the end. I will make it to the 404/678 area code real soon too, I feel my time in the QC is done. I think it's time to move on to different things and opportunities..and I feel I need to be in that environment to get that fix. In no means is Q.C. slacking, but if you live here as long as I'll understand..It's time for a change.

A quick shout out to folks that stand out real quick..Thanks to my boys Rex and Oak holding me down@ Rogue Status, Brett holding me down @ Estate LA, KhanArt Designs, my boy BlackSheep Skateshop owner Josh ya man for always holding me down, Michelle Kee doing her thang in modeling and design(babe I want you to go so far), Rashad Frazier going back to school for his Masters, My homegirl Lindsey starting a kid's line and a highend lingerie line also..(yeah it's like that). The Others(DJ D.R., Mattic, Madwreck) that stay in Europe doing big shows and shit, Reggie with Brave Benard, DJ Jamad doing his thang, Adam Huf(no relation) most likely is the new manager for Niche, Chase is now the manager for BlackSheep Skateshop..congrats to both my homiez, Omar and Jamaal, lets just move to ATL fuck it!!!

I just want people and myself to realize their gifts and capitalize on them and get paid and do the damn thang and strive and pursue these rainbows and dreams . To all those I didn't name I haven't forgot about you guys either, I'm just going off the top of my head. Anyways everybody do your thang in 08'lets get it!
(p.s. Donald come visit me dammit!!)

Street Local, Broken United FC, DTA, EstateLA, Blu Mag, BlackSheep SkateShop, Camden Crooks, BoyBand aka BoyKrew, Grande Click, Posse Love, Macks Only, First Rate Krew, Elementry Skool.
(yeah I'm in a lot of Crews and Clicks)

peace love yall.
Myk aka Michael E. Pate II

Thursday, December 27, 2007

WHAT HAPPENED series 1..Kelis

I know, I'm gonna catch a lot of hell and shit for this...but I guess I'll explain first. Well the 1st Kelis joint "Kaleidoscope" was so dope. Songs like " Caught Out There", "Get Along With You" and "I Want Your Love" was my shit... With that classic Neptunes sound before it got ran into the ground. The next joint with "Young, Fresh N' New" with the monster truck in the video was sick too. On the last one while everybody listened to "milkshake".. I was listening to "Millionaire" with Andre 3000 and "Glow" with Raphael Saadiq...good songs but I guess sales wasn't to good so I heard. Man I even got some other house mixes of some stuff too she has done. My point is really with all the beating around the bush.....Kelis is still beautiful, sexy as hell, and talented etc etc and made alot of the B-Boys, Skaters, Real Soul cats, eclectic cats, just be on some like "Wow". Kelis had something too make you just fall in love with her style and everything about ex- girl stole(okay lifted) mine and my boy's copy because she lost hers. There was alot of my boys was feelin' her for real even though she liked thugs ( Shyne, ODB, Nas). To sum it up "Bossy" was crucial..I couldn't fuck with it at all...I couldn't break down and do was just weird as hell to me. I hope she sales an ass load of records... B.E.T. and MTV....the music industry is so gone now there is no coming back now. I don't know if Puffy or her husband Nas got her into that shit..but hell it was a little strange. Well, The artist that I use to support are changing, not so much in a good way but hell the world is changing too. Kelis and Esco are married anyways, hell they gotta pay those bills not me. I just miss that sound from her and the Neptunes..maybe I'm holding on..well not really..thus Broken Beats.Whatever I will just quote one of the greatest songs of all time from Common ( Sense)..."I use to love H.E.R" .
(P.S. oh yeah Common..homie your next..this is Personal!!)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Remember The GodFather of Soul..James Brown

James Joseph Brown born May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006
"The Godfather of Soul" and "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business"
As a prolific singer, songwriter, bandleader, and record producer, Brown was a pivotal force in the evolution of gospel and rhythm and blues into soul and funk. He left his mark on numerous other musical genres, including rock, jazz, disco, dance and electronic music, reggae and hip hop. His music also left its mark on the rhythms of African popular music, such as afrobeat,
jùjú and mbalax, and provided a template for go-go music.

There is nothing else to better bow your head...Hell I doubt.
James Brown was 40 years ahead of time in my opinion. There would be no Hip Hop without him..we owe him everything..and I mean everything.
We will all miss you James Joseph Brown..Love Ya Man.
Go on with ya badself...I say it loud.."I'M BLACK AND I'M PROUD!!"
Rest In Peace.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

"And they love it" video

Seen this on Switch's EVERYTHING YOU LOVE TO HATE blog.
So I deciced to post it too. Kinda funny the 3 people I can't stand..all of them in one video...GREAT!! See if you can name all the Street Brands in the video.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Social Push

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Rashad Frazier one of the best dudes I know, very Creative and outside of the box thinking dude. Has a Company by the name of Social Push the motto is "we don't promote parties, we promote culture." The Mastermind behind the Camden Block Party..then Inner Circle bit his idea..typical Charlotte crap..anyways He's going to Graduate School I think for his Masters Degree. Rashad always had me thinking ahead, really to keep me 6 steps ahead of everybody else. Rashad was always getting me hyped on things like "dude fuck that cuz, lets do this Myk!" I always had fun chilling at the Lake Norman I didn't wanna fuck with the Jet Ski's..I kinda didn't wanna drown in the water..yeah I can swim but it's been a while. Anyways homie Just wanted to shout you out real quick and we'll most definitely stay in contact. You know we gotta do big things in the future...sooner than later..feel me cousin? Yeah you do...
Be safe my friend.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Niche In StreetWear Today Inter. Issue No.22

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Now to give you a little backdrop, When I first got my "point and shoot" cybershot, I took photos of everything and anything. One day at Niche I was there with Steve, Jimmy shows up, Powder rolls through, and Henry and Adam are working in the store. So I'm playing with the camera and wanted a photo of the boys hanging out in the store. I did not know about the timer yet, because Hen would have been in the photo also. I asked Hen to take a couple of random posse photos. So I think when I had the photo added to my photos on Myspace, Woodie or Bobby added the photo on the Niche myspace page. I'm pretty sure this was in the springtime when this photo was taken in the shop. So months go by and I hear that StreetWear Today was doing an little article on Niche. Last week Adam tells me that "We" are in the magazine.. looking at him and I was like "huh?". So I finally go by Niche and see a photo that was taken with my camera is in the magazine. I was like damn that's dope so I gotta get an issue..but they only sent Bobby two issue..drats!
But the funny thing is the only one in the photo that works at Niche is Adam, and he's in the back in the V-neck..haha. So I have been trying to find out how to get this magazine, so I'm working on it..gotta have that a copy.
So If anybody knows holla at me.

The Niche Market Winter 07' Lookbook

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Here's Is the lookbook for Niche Market..Done with my boys A.C.,Shane, and Adam. Photos shot by Woodie...good shots on Brevard that spot.I was wondering why woodie said there was an early shoot at 10am yesterday.Oh yeah, All firearms are real and owned by these dudes and Skinny...and that's A.C.'s whip too. Shane I'll be by soon dude for some RockBand on Xbox 360 soon homie.
Check out the rest of the photos here.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Lakai Fully Flared.

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Just go get it..I cannot stop watching this video...I even just let the video play and listen to the soundtrack and glance at it off and on while I'm on my Duke Power bill is going to crazy...You can watch real video of the year...Everybody's parts are good..I mean really!! Dude fuckin Carroll, Biebel, and Koston..son get right..Guy or Marc Johnson for best part of the year..we'll see thou..Spike Jones and Ty Evans(of course)with the directing. The soundtrack is crazy too. The intro with all the exploding hubbas and stairs while the riders are coming off them. No frills, No Hollywood, no bling just str8 fucking skateboarding. Homie I got mine and Henry's.LOL

The soundtrack--
Intro - M83 – Lower Your Eyelids to Die With the Sun
Mike Mo Capaldi - The Arcade Fire - No Cars Go
Anthony Pappalardo-Bad Brains - Don't Bother Me
6 squares - ?
Jesus Fernandez - Calexico - Alone Again Or
Nick Jensen & Danny Brady - The Charlatans - The Only One I Know
The French Connection #1- David Bowie - I Wish You Would
The French Connection #2- Mannie Fresh - Real Big
Cairo Foster- The Flaming Lips - W.A.N.D.
Jeff Lenoce, Scott Johnston, Rob Welsh - The D.O.C. - Lend Me An Ear
Alex Olson stress- Hot Butter - Popcorn
Alex Olson- King Diamond - One Down Two To Go
Rick Howard- Echo & The Bunnymen - The Cutter
Mike Carroll #1 - Judas Priest - Riding On The Wind
Mike Carroll #2 - Three 6 Mafia - Triple Six Club House
Brandon Biebel - Young Jeezy - I Love It
Eric Koston #1 - Public Enemy - Night Of The Living Baseheads
Eric Koston #2 - Public Enemy - Harder Than You Think
Guy Mariano #1 - Band Of Horses - The Funeral
Guy Mariano #2 - Band Of Horses - Is There A Ghost
Marc Johnson #1 - Q Lazzarus - Goodbye Horses
Marc Johnson #2 - Fischerspooner - All We Are
Marc Johnson #3 - She Wants Revenge - Us
credits #1- Unkle - Heaven
credits #2- Franz Ferdinand - All My Friends


My Boy Mike Mellor

I wanted to show off a dope tat my skate homie(who has these crazy ass crooks..I mean crooked grinds) got this ill ass Jason Jesse skateboard graphic. Really cool, dope, actually one of the best dudes always cool and is crazy on kicks like me straight up Chocolate, Lakai, and Ipath. Anyways I am 100% positive that it was 1988 and he rode for Santa Cruz back then. I just wanted to give Money Mike a shout. I seen him at Cabo Fish Taco with Pete, Josh Frazier, and his girlfriend Lindsey. Well, talking about of course...late 80's skateboarding..haha..can't wait to get up and skate homie. Here's the tat.

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Ryan Acker

Nothing Else to Say but...STREET LOCAL

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photo byZack Wolfe

Street Local

TheseDaysOfOurs Blog

Ryan's ComeUpKidsBlog

Standard Blog

Pop Life Comes to an End..for Now.

Well since the Spring/Summer hangout/networking at Prevue(an old jeans factory in Highland Mills in Noda) is done..for now. Big Thanks to Mike Kitchen and Carlton Hargro for holding us down with different DJs..D.R., Frazier, DJ Jus, Arthur B. Smitty, DJ Jamad, Buddy..and who ever else I forgot..Oh Kitch himself too. With This oulet to unwind on "hump day".Well It was fun, with me working on the weekend I always looked forward to weds @ 6pm.
Shit they had Free food ..catered food..the fall of the bone chicken was always on point..they eased off the chocalte chip cookies I hated they got rid of them. There was a white chick, I'm talking about every damn weds would still be in her downtown clothes throwing down like 4 and 5 plates of food then bounce. She was behind me on day like "there's no more hot wings!"...I always got the hell out of her way. Anyways it wasn't always a blowout like last night somedays it would be dead somedays it would be ok..because QC folks are so fucking fickle.."oh it looks like it's about to rain" or "it's to cold outside". Give me fucking break... yeah Atlanta soon.

Yeah It was a great time, wasnt like the early days when I 1st got here in Charlotte lets see...MoonRoom(now Wachovia's skyscraper, CafeCafe(I think a subway), FatCity( torn down now its a expensive ass lofts called guess what..Fatcity Lofts.)The best of the all..Tonic (CPCC College's 5 level parking garage)I guess this is where HOM(home) will fill the gaps. Anyways all the good spots are gone espically for this city if that shit isn't some stiff ass gotta dress the fuck up aint getting in I guess I 'll see all of yall at Wutang In Jan.

Well It was fun while it lasted..between the food, the beats, the dancing, the new folks I met, the old folks, my krew watching ass, my current boo I met out there, and me always killing with some new BlackSheep Skateshop Camden Crooks kicks LOL,Me laughing at how drunk Carlton would be and hittin on women(more than one at a time.)
My boys spinning the tunes...just good the time another place opens..I'll be in here's a some of my favorite photos from prevue.

Maf & DJ Jus
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Me, Ant, Jasiatic, Rashad
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Omar and One of the models from Glossy
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Michelle and Consuella
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DJ Jus
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Me and Elisa
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DJ Flav aka NinjaScience aka the Woodsmen
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DJ Jamad
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Mike Kitchen
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Wil, Filmore, Ryan
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Christina and Will
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the bartender on some hookah
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Big Carlos
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Dana and Wil with those Glossy Models(smiling)
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They ain't smiling with my ass
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Fametta, Steve, and Jay
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My original krew when I 1st moved to Charlotte.
Myself, Q, Filmore, and Sly Stone on the last night.
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Now What to do on Weds...hmmmmm?
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the Red Carpet
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Later..catch you @ HOM.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Broken United FC

Yeah It's On..Broken Beatz, Future Soul, Erratic Jazz, Nujazz,
World beats, NuHouse, it's just Soul..really...whatever...oh it's on!!

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Glad Your Here..

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So glad my Homegirl Elisa is back in town for the holidays. She is mos def one of the best people I have met..She's pretty damn fly, real cool, down to earth, and can get a little wild at the club..but she keeps it together thou. Funny we didn't like each other at first ..but became real good friends from some weird circumstances.
My AIM buddy, I forget where... but she is going to study in Europe for a semester. So I don't know if she's going home or not..cuz she is half Danish and half Black(for the fellas)..SO I don't think Denmark..but anyways.
We hanging out soon. Love ya Babe
Here's us @ the Joneses Party in Caans.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Nike Dunk SB - Skate or Die

Unless your 26 years old and shouldn't remember the game..If you do cool..but I'm over the bright colorways's the info anyways.

Before the Tony Hawk era, we had such as “720 Degrees”, which was one of the first skateboard games for Atari. Now Nike SB will be releasing another inspired Dunk-Low after the 1987 video game “Skate or Die. The colorway of the sneaker is inspired by the artwork of the cover. These kicks will be releasing early 2008.

SOURCE: Friky Dom | Kicks on Fire

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Driving while Black

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Friday Night My road dawg Anthony aka Ant aka Pete aka PeeWee and I had got pulled over on commonwealth in Charlotte this week.I mean, I know everybody has been pulled over, harassed, or fucked with in some way by the police. I feel bad because I asked my buddy for 10 years for a ride to get a pair of jeans from a spot called Boris and Natasha on Thomas street. My whole thing is not that we got pulled over, nor that I had just bought the EMB mids and they were on the floor in box..and the shine from the flashlight was blinding the hell outta me. Anyways the thing that pissed me off the most was the slang and the "hip" way the cop was talking to Ant.
Let me make sure I'm clear not on some way out shit, Ant was explaining about his tags and things and the cop goes"yeah man I feel you..word I feel ya". I was like the hell why is he talking like that..oh yeah he was a young white cop looked like he was in late 20's. Not Vanilla Icy or Marshall Mathers steez..he was I guess a regular white dude. I don't even use the slang he was using, really I don't use crazy slang anyways..well A little. The cop was liked since he pulled over some brothers he gotta pull out his "keeping it real in the field" handbook. He just talked to us like we were some dudes in a Cadillac on some 28's and shit.
I don't know it just threw me off with the slang, I think it was just unnecessary and he needs to git his shit together. Hell I guess after all this I just wrote, I can but myself in his place too. He has to do what he feels he has to do to ease a situation so he can makeit home every night to his family or loved ones too.
So in the words of Officer Ross that pulled us over...
I feel ya..I feel ya.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

I slept On This Shirt!

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I dunno why..but I know my 80's movies...and the graphic was dope...
on some flip, ripoff, and duplicate(not the brand)just slept on it..
untill I seen on Caliroots and tried to cop it..sold out.
Thats why we make are own now...Street Local!

oh yeah ain't over maw' fuckaz!!!

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Friday, December 14, 2007

A Letter for MF DOOM

The following is a letter written by our boy( tall white guy jeff) that went to the bullshit MF Doom show last night in Atlanta, where he had a lip singer show in his place. Thanks Doom.

The following is a message I just sent Doom via myspace:

I don't participate in this my space bullshit and never, until
tonight, have I ever felt compelled to write a message to somebody. I
don't even have an account and had to use a friend's to login.

I have been listening since KMD, before all the different alias/characters.

In the past 6-7 few years I've seen "you" multiple times, and I've
also actually seen the real you multiple times. I assume you would
claim that you're just Viktor Vaughn, and MF Doom is whomever is
wearing the mask at that given time. But that's some bullshit!

I just watched a guy lipsync over your tracks for all of about 30
minutes at MJQ in Atlanta. What's even sadder is the "concert" wasn't
more than 30 minutes from your cozy home in Kennesaw, and yet you
failed to make it. I've come to expect your tardiness, but until
tonight, I've always dismissed my friends stories that you sent out
imposters to perform in your place.

The guy I just watched perform tonight might as well have been singing
Guilty Simpson vocals. Shit, for all I know, it was Guilty Simpson who
performed. There's a better chance James Yancey was singing up there
than you.

Anyway, that shit might fool the eight stan's will their balls
scrunched up against the stage, however, the real heads know it wasn't

I could give a fuck less if you choose to respond, but just know, YOU
LOST A FAN TONIGHT. And to think, I was actually one of the four
people in Atlanta who actually bought MM Food (original or


Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I need a new watch.

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SOURCE:I ain't telling

just for.....

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KHANONE..thanks Al

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Thanks man for hooking up this blog and shit.
I hope it wasn't too much trouble.
Family First.
As I said b4..FUCK THEM!!

Oh yeah check him out!!
My very talented my Cuzin'.
You see the resemblance..don't you??

Monday, December 10, 2007

J Dilla tribute wall near Paris

The Wall.

The Process.


just a lil' modeling

First off, Met a young lady through my homie Jason Waters by name of Anna Bullard. A couple of months ago she had me do pose for some photos for a group called "After the Burial" (I think is a christan rock group). It was fun because Jason, Marcus, and some other two I never met b4,= tagged along for the shoot. We were all like nervous and not sure what to do, but came out alright thou. So fast forward to this day, Ana calls me and asked me if I would be interested in doing some Little Brother gear too so.. I was game for that. So I was ready to rep some Estate LA stuff to in the photos too.We also had some other bands to rep..but I'm not sure who they were..oh well. Plus, I asked Ana if I can bring another Model, I had a cute girl..she was like "sure bring her".
So I bring my lady here's a sample.

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and as we were shooting..these crazy dudes are laughs..they roll up on me.
Shane, Josh, A.C., and Henry to fuck with me real quick about some shit
..well about
All good Camden Crooks 4 Life.

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Thanks Ana it was fun like always..but I believe Michelle will be getting call back for now on..being Pretty always wins.

Source:photos by Anna