Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Peanut Butter Wolf, Take-Two, and Nike...slam dunk!

Collaboration fever has hit video game publishers now...2K Sports (aka Take-Two Interactive) have sponsored Peanut Butter Wolf's next Stones Throw records compilation. The oddly named "2K8: B-Ball Zombie War" ain't no joke. It's a 20-song banger with new collaborations from Talib Kweli, Q-Tip and MF DOOM rapping over beats by the late J Dilla.

The music will feature in Take-Two's roster of 2008 games. Nice one Stones Throw on this small step in the new business models for music. Cutting edge. Top it off with a real life basketball game and we're really getting the party on.

I drove around the block to find "The Point", a new sneaker showcase store on Cahuenga Blvd. that features Nike's iD studio too. In the back is a ball court that used to be kinda run down. Amazing what corporate money can do...

Nike and Stones Throw kicked off the tour with a 3x3 street basketball tournament. 16 teams made up of Stones Throw, sneaker kings "UNDFTD", Amoeba, my local vinyl emporium "Turntable Lab", La Brea Family (Stussy/Union), Fairfax Family #1 (Supreme/Hall of Fame), Fairfax Family #2 (The Hundreds/SLB/Flight Club), Blends, Proper, Greyone, and, umm, LVMH?!

Thanks to Britt for the heads up!

Don't sleep on the holiday tour dates across the US for the 2K8: B-Ball Zombie War tour.

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