If you were anything like me as a kid, the little money you had in your pockets went to collecting cards. I recently went through my old collection of baseball cards and couldn’t believe how rediculous some of the players looked. Check out these awful photos and let us know which one you think is the worst.
Missy Elliot and Timbaland are back at it again. The creative duo just released a couple of new songs titled “9th Inning” and “Tripple Threat.” Check out one of the new tracks below and let us know what you think.
911day.org is one of the coolest and most successful 911 social advocacy movements ever. Click here to learn more about the international non-profit organization and check out these videos from some 911day.org supporters that you just might recognize.
Charles Barkley was one of the best forwards to play the game, but when it comes to singing karaoke he is just TURRIBLE (Barkley voice)! Luckily Boyz II Men was nice enough to step in and save Sir Charles when he was butchering this rendition of “End of the Road.”
Bo Jackson is the type of athlete that only comes around once in a lifetime. He was a badass running back in the NFL and amazing to watch on the baseball diamond. Bo is truly one of the greatest athletes we’ll ever see.
Our appreciation for what The Hundreds has done for streetwear is well documented here and we most definitely are fans of their earlier releases. BUT, they recently dropped their Fall 2012 collection featuring a t-shirt inspired by Big League Chew and Eddie and I wanted to put their Chew Tee up against our Street Star Shirt, which we released back in 2010 and is also centered around BLC.
The Hundreds Chew Tee
TaeRyan Street Star Tee
If you could only purchase one, which tee would you pick?
In a recent interview, Lil Wayne said ”Flat Out, I Don’t Like New York.” I understand Weezy was arrested in NYC and Nicki Minaj was insulted by Hot 97′s Peter Rosenberg at Summmer Jam this year, but how can you hate on the birth place of hip-hop when you’re a hip-hop artist? Not to mention, there are YMCMB members that were born and raised in New York. Did Wayne fall off his skateboard and hit his head or something? Personally, I happen to think NYC is one of the greatest cities in the world. Give us a shout and let us know what you think.
These days, everyone wants to be the next big thing in the fashion world, but what does it really take to be relevant in the streetwear game? Get your notebooks out because here are some quick tips for building a successful brand.
Ignore The Haters
No matter what you do there are going to be people who just aren’t a fan of your gear. You have to be able to accept criticism and understand you’re not going to be able to please everyone.
Lose Sight Of Failure
Failure is never an option. That’s the attitude you must have in order to be successful in this industry. If you find yourself questioning your passion then you should probably be doing something else.
Think Outside The Box
Be creative and try new things. People will support a brand that is unique as opposed to a brand that is trying to replicate what others are doing.
You Don’t Know Everything
You might think you know everything, but you don’t! Be humble, do your research, and reach out to people with expertise in graphic design, printing, etc.
Stay True To Yourself
When Eddie and I started to TaeRyan we got so caught up in the excitement around creating our own business that we kind of got away from this. In 2009, we took some time to re-evaluate our mistakes (there were many) and re-launched our website with some new designs that we believed in, wanted to wear, and were true to our own personal styles.
Thanks to social media, the sneaker game has changed drastically over the past couple of years and collectors are willing to spend just about anything to get their hands on that next limited edition release. I came across this video, which gives a glimpse into today’s sneaker collecting subculture.