Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Swear to....

Brothers from another...

check out new music your gonna want to...

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

History In The Making

Barack Obama, the first African American President of the United States of America. Sam Cooke said it a long time ago, and he was right, a change has come.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Mike Giant Exhibition. Dope Artwork

Established illustrator and Rebel8 founder Mike Giant recently opened up his latest exhibition “Greetings from San Francisco” at the White Walls gallery in San Francisco. Giant’s particular style incorporates a sense of authenticity with his monochromatic illustrations which touch largely on fixed gear culture, tattoos and women among other elements.
Via Hypebeast

It's me bitches.....

So it feels like I haven't done work on this in years cause I mean like, I'll be frank...I got school and a girl and I mean other stuff I got to do but just when my arrogant, self centered ass thought I was done one man brought me out of retirement. I mean if you have read any of my previous post you would notice two things one I am a weird ass mothafucka...and two I think Kanye West is the man....personally I loved the controversial Love Lock Down and his next to singles off the upcoming album, 808's & Heartbreak and I thought since I thought they where so dope it was only right for me to share them with the world....
So with out wasting any more time....grab a chair....tell your friends brb and check theses new tracks out!


The Coldest Winter

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy Ten Thousand Hits FOOLS!

Swear I'm gonna start doin more on this shit...

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

If You Havent Already

This weekend I checked out the Seattle Art Museum, (no I wasn't bored I quite enjoy the arts) and checked out a couple exhibits. The main exhibit was Smoke and Mirrors which was pretty thought provoking given the majority of the pieces were made with, well obviously, smoke and mirrors. There was some other dope stuff to check out down there, especialy the Black Art exhibit which I thouht was very interesting. If you haven't already I encourage you to ake a trip down there it's worth it. Unfortunatly some bitch ass security guard told me I couldnt take pictures so this is the only one I got. As you can see crazy shit goes down at the museum.

(You get to see tities and feel sophisticated at the same time!)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Where's The Party?

You wish you knew...

Friday, September 19, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Street photogrpahy

...some shit i peeped in my travels in seattle

"if i ruled the world ..." kapito .

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Members Only Party

Top Secrect location Sept. 26th -28th (yea that's right that's how we do it) .

in order for you to be there, well ...let's just say nobody i don't like will be there .

rsvp and receive location details immediately at www.myspace.com/donn_demarco

or (206)548-6757

Saturday, September 13, 2008

TH at the Chop

..Seattle hip hop artist young TH spotted wearing the ILL tee from the upcoming Fall/Winter Ill Shopping Habits line .

...it's been rumored that the TH stands for Trouble Happens but that's just urban myth but as evidenced below, the man knows how to live

..the Sept 11 show at Chop Suey also featured local artist D. Black, Spaceman, G-Notes and some other cats

....more looks at the fall line will be available soon as well as pre-orders (get your cake up) .
"if i ruled the world ..." Kapito

Friday, September 12, 2008

Beat Battle Tonight

Beat battle tonight hosted by my big cuzzo Vitamen D and J. Moore of Kube 93 RSVP at www.redbullbigtune.com I might roll in the spot.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Kanye West-Love Lockdown

A bit of this song surfaced a while ago but it was stopped midway because Kanye's band fucked it up. Here's the full version. I kinda like this song, its a little something different for Kanye. I especially like the rhythm of bass...crackin

Thursday, September 04, 2008


Looks like the whole streetwear world is gunnin for Obama. Kidrobot shows their support to Barack with their recent Kidrobama t-shirt set to release soon. I have yet to see a t-shirt saying something like Mccain'n Pain!
Like everyone else, I sat up last night and watched the Republican National Convention. Unlike everyone else, upon watching that douchebag (excuse me that was rude) Sarah Palin give her acceptance speech I realized I've met that mothafucka! When I was on one of my travels in Alaska she happened to be running for governor of that wonderful state. Her campaign consisted of handing out hotdogs and hamburgers to the village people at the Summer Solstice festival which I happened to be at. Yea I got a hotdog from Sarah Palin, for free! suckas! Tune in next time when I tell the story of when I met Wang Chung

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Kooler's Cousin And Mos Def Freestyles At Magic

Kooler's cousin is Asher Roth which is tight, even though Mos kinda disses him right here.

No Air Jordan 24?

The Jordan Brand announced that there will be no more numbering of Air Jordans. Pretty much the 23's were the last numbered Jordans to be realease. Jordan still plans to release a top of the line sneaker this Feburary. Instead of calling it the Air Jordan 24, they are going to call it the Air Jordan 2009.....WACK!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Lupe Fiasco-I Know Why

I dont know this is just ok to me. The rhymes are cool, the beats ok, everything is just alright to me. Not a song to put on the album or anything but cool listening to.

The Cool Kids-Thats Stupid The Mixtape

For those of you who are real hipsters and didnt know that The Cool Kids dropped another mixtape all I will tell you is, CLICK HERE MOTHAFUCKA! The mixtape has seven songs, two of which were on their last album and one of wich is by Tennille. The songs that are new on the mixtape aren't classics like Black Mags or anything but for the most part they are quality Cool Kids tracks worth downloading for sure.

I Just Yacked Mr. Jordan

I'm not quite sure what is going on with the Jordan brand at this point in time, it seems as if they are just completely out of new ideas. These new Spizike's, featuring a cactus and violet colorway, perplex me in ways I never thought imaginable. Swear these look like I could buy them from the African guy who runs that shop on rainier for $30! I expect a lot more from one of the leading sneaker companies. These drop exclusively in Europe. No say on the release date.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Stars And Stripes

Come out and support this guy TH at the Stars and Stripes concert on September 11th at Chop Suey. Also featuring D Black, Peoples, Spaceman, and Gnotes. Come out and support.

What Happened To The ISH Blog?

Ok, alright I've been sluffin. As you can see the Ill Shopping Habits Blog has been on a brief break due to conditions out of anyones hands. Earlier this summer both me and kooler left the country to do some studying. Me in the Dominican Republic (much studying was taken place there) and Kooler in Panama. We both decided to leave Blog in the hands of my big brother Jacob the Jeweler. My big brother carried the load of the blog for a couple days but soon his hectic life took over and the ball (the blog) was dropped. I cant be mad at this man though, life is hectic. Upon my return I fell into the hectic lifestyle of being 16 during the summer time in the six and no blogging was taken place. No worries all is not lost, the summers over and I've got lots of time on my hands once againI! So, dont skip young world the ISH blog is back written by the BFK and affiliated with the infamous Laced Up....Stay tuned Me Studying In the Dominican

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Iron Maiden 3's ...

...fuckin ill, if you've purchased any of the other pairs you'll definitely want to get your hands on a pair of these. I've already ordered mine and while I COULD tell you where they're available at ...i just don't want to

..featuring "eddy" the legendary Iron Maiden mascot of sorts, the IM 3's (as i'm calling them for short) are not as dope as the 2's in my oponion but better then the 1st ones, get yours !!!

(just don't wear em on the same day i do) .

Friday, July 11, 2008

Cosby & Kittens

..Cosby Clothing's recently released summer lineup has taken those howling wolf and Jaws inspired tee shirts to a whole new level .

I can just see Dapper Dave in that kitty shirt right now hahah ..

peep more photos from the release and where the line is available at cosbyclothing.com

Cap. Hill Block Party ..

..The Capitol Hill Block Party is back once again this year, just another good reason to be drunk in the middle of the street and listen to good music. Un-fucking-fortunately their lineup does not include a single hip hop set except for the physics.

The headlining band is Vampire Weekend whose cd I've heard a million times (courtesy of being employed at Urban Outfitters) and it's pretty good I'd definitely check em out if you make it down there which you should.

Their first single Oxford Comma

You can also purchase ticket at Urban (i swear i'm just trying to save you money and NOT plugg them) without the service charge so they'll be cheaper at $18.


..the stranger has the lineup and show times posted ..

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaack ....

So, our blog has been kept up to date by our intern (aka my kid brother) young Skeeter for the past couple months. Skeeter however is vacationing in the Dominican Republic for the next month however so I figured it was hiiight time I get back on it. Dont judge me too hard for not posting aiiight I've been busy, since my last post not have I grown a quarter of an inch, i ALSO discovered that bubbliscious makes better bubbles then any other kinda bubble gum

...and who said I was a slacker ??

2am still at work ..

Monday, July 07, 2008

Graffiti In Seattle

Just days ago, some friends and eye looked throw a picture book filled with Graffiti in the mid 80's done on street cars. We thought to ourselves, wouldn't it be cool if we had the balls to tag the new Light Rail. Apparently we weren't he only ones who thought it was a novel idea because just Saturday morning it was reported that the Light Rail that was being displayed was "Vandalized" by taggers. The car was parked near I-5 South bound on an elevated platform. It was said to be there to exhibit the progress of Seattle's Light Rail and that they were confident in security of the car. Little did they know that Seattle taggers are quite the ambitious bunch and the first to tag a new light rail gets mad props. Here in Seattle graffiti "Vandalism" as it is referred to by adults and some responsible teenagers, is on the rise by 40% since last year. I myself have seen a rise in tagging around my own neighborhood with prominent taggers like Eckel, Loser, and The Chicken Kid. Adults fear that nothing is safe anymore from these terrible people who vandalise property with no regard to its owners as they refer to them as. Seattle spends over a million dollars on painting over graffiti and installing cameras to parks and graffiti hot spots. Graffiti is not a very high priority for the police, simply because it doesn't matter! I for one believe that people are a little to uptight about the subject of graffiti, so I'm here to explain this for you and clear up any confusion you might be having. There are two kinds of activity's that can be used with a pen and can, one is able to either tag or graffiti. Tagging is simply going around various places in your neighborhood and writing what you think is a clever "tag name" on just about anything you can think of. Tagging is not art in any way and is truly vandalism. Then there is graffiti, graffiti is much more then writing your tag name graffiti is art. Graffiti takes time, it takes first and second drafts just like any other piece of work. Graffiti should not be looked down upon by society or confused with tagging, a graffiti artist is an actual artist and should get the due respect of an artist. Too often the term graffiti is used with tagging and is confused as being the same thing, but if we look closely we will see a clear difference in tagging and graffiti. Society as a whole I am petitioning you to pay a little bit more attention to what you may think is a vandal, because on second glance you may find an artist. Graffiti is art don't discount it for anything less.

Real graffiti art is done here.

This is no graffiti, its Vandalism!

Art? Or Vandalism?

Nas Feat. Keri Hilson -Hero

This is some real Nas right here, very refreshing to me after his recent infatuation with the N-word. The beat is clean and is more of a mature sound for Nas. The song "Hero" comes as a much needed break in terms of content in Nas's upcoming album, entitled Nas, which mostly talks about subjects pertaining to the N-word and race in America. Some of his recent song titles include: Ya’ll My Niggas, N.I.G.G.E.R. (The Slave and the Master), and Be A Nigger too. The album is set to release July 15th.

Air Max 90 Infrared Retro

In my opinon the most desireable colorway of the Air Max 90. Re released once already these are sure to fly of the shelves in days. Look for these in selecet Nike retailers late July.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

DC 80's pack

The DC 08 fall collection presents the 80's Pack. These sneakers are inspired by Tokyo nights hence the bright colors and Japanese writing on the side. These are absolutely ludicrous, I love them. Look for them at select retailers.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Ether 2?

Ok so maybe not but Nas finally appears to retaliating to shots thrown at him by 50 cent on tracks "piggy bank" and "Queens get the money" New Nas lyrics seem to be directed at 50.......

"Niggas is still hatin/talkin that Nas done fell off with rhyming /he'd rather floss with diamonds/they pray please god let him spit that oozie in the army lining that shorty doo-wop rolling oowops in the park reclining take twenty-seven mc's put em /in a line and they out of alignment/my assignment said she said retirement hiding behind 8 Mile and The Chronic/get rich but dies rhyming/this is high science/now add 23 more from queens to b'more/i'm over they heads like a bulimic on a seesaw/now that's 50 porch monkeys ate up at the same time"

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Jay-Z Looking To Break Into The Show

So apparently owning half the world just is not enough Jay-z is reportedly looking in to buying a piece of the New York Yankees. He already has his share of the New Jersey Nets, but the Yankees, thats on a whole diffrent level. Thats big pimpin!

New Lupe

This I like ... I dont no if its going to be on his next and last album L.U.P-End but its nice. After hearing this and his last new song "Cold War" I'm thinking that L.U.P.-End will be more of the deep Lupe that we saw on The Cool and less of the Lupe that we saw on Food and Liquor

New Common

It's better then the last one but still....Not....Not Common its just not his bread and butter....but its allright...Click Here

The Game Feat. Travis Barker

Red Magic Game And Lil Wayne

Bad recording but when Game and Wayne get on a track I got to share it. Click Here

Ok So Like Really No One Cares But It's Entertaining

Ok so like Young Buck and G-unit beef, no one should really care, but all I know is that Buck comes real hard on this diss track "taped conversation" check it out Click Here

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Jacob "The Jeweler"Arabov Locked Up

The super jewelry maker Jacob Arabov was sentenced to 2 and 1/2 years in prison for denying his knowledge to federal agents about seized jewels from a large cocaine trafficker. That'a boy Jacob.