Jola, also known as Jola The Trunk Boi, has just released his latest music project entitled "Trunk Life". Long story short... It sounds like something you've never heard before. The whole "trunk" concept is still foreign to most people. Jola basically represents for the majority of America, "middle America". "The trunk" is the opposite of "the hood"... you know, that thing that 99% of rappers rap about, the hood, projects, etc. The trunk is the opposite of that; suburbs, middle class, etc. His upbringing is represented in his rap style (the way it should, unlike a lot of "fake" & unoriginal rappers of today). In his latest project there's a song for literally everyone. The sounds are very unique and definitely worth listening to.
I had a chance to sit down with an up and coming artist that goes by the name of Ricky Toon. He reps Columbus and brings a new sound to the city. Some of you may already be familiar with the name, he was featured on Sole Classics x DJ Bruni's "ILL Tape" that released during the summer 2012. Take a minute to read our interview and checkout the video link to his "Rebel" track!
-Who is Ricky Toon?
I recently took some family photos for my friend, Scharese; and lets just say she has a beautiful family! Here's a few samples from the shoot. Need any pictures? Check mrkingjd.com and shoot me an email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Who said snow was bad for shoes? ...ok, maybe it is. But shoes can also look pretty cool in the snow, take a look at the new Lebron X "Prism" and the Air Force 1 Foamposite "Snake Scale" shoes I photographed in the snow. Both available at Sole Classics.
So, the world was supposed to end about a week ago... shout out to the Kingsrowe Brand and everybody else who is still alive for surviving! Congrats. I walked into the gallery a few days ago and I was pretty pleased with the store from every angle; the clothes were on point, the temperature was just right, the layout was visually appealing, and the decor was refreshing as always. We just dropped our winter 2012 line and I took a few pictures of some of my fav. pieces. Make sure you get by the gallery asap and claim some gear. 1104 N High St.
On Monday, the day before the presidential election, President Barack Obama held his final rally before voters cast their votes at the polls. President Obama came to Columbus with special guests; Bruce Springsteen and Jay Z. So you better believe the whole city came out... at least all those who could take off work or who had the day off (yes, Democrats have jobs). I've never seen so many people lined up for an even. The lines to get into Nationwide Arena were crazy. For good reason though. The rally was pretty cool. The energy in the building was amazing. I think even a Republican could have enjoyed themselves at the rally. Here are a few pictures. Enjoy.
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So, I guess you can say I'm very fortunate when it comes to being able to obtain highly limited and hard to get shoes. I'm not sure how it happens most of the time. Winning the Paranorman Foamposites is a perfect example. There were only 800 produced (according to Nike). There was a photo competition to determine who received the shoes. It was pretty simple, the rules were; upload a childhood photo that shows you were a weird child and tag Paranorman on Twitter. I entered my picture not really believing I would win. I knew I had a decent chance though, because I knew about the contest before most other people did, so I got a head start (75-150 winners were selected per day over the course of a week).