VOTE FOR THE 13th ARTIST

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Please Vote for me for the Rockstar Energy, Sullen Art collective and Inked Magazine #‎13thArtist design A can contest! Voting ends July 25th and they announce the winner July 31st, You can Vote once per day per email so please vote everyday until then! I really appreciate it!! Thank you all that have voted and those of you who continue to vote daily! It means the world to me! follow the link below to Vote or Visit http://www.inkedupworldtour.com

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The Comeback of the Century: Please Help Donate

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One nearly died, the other is fighting Lupus. Timothy Rhyme and Nay The Producer (First Dirt) are trying to make the Comeback Of The Century, literally.

Timothy Rhyme nearly lost his life on July 18, 2011.  He bled out internally and almost met the man upstairs.  Since that traumatic day, he has bounced back like James Blake.  Shortly after his recovery, he moved to LA to be closer to his daughter, got into CSUN, has made some significant strides in his music career, and kept his focus on helping people.

Nay The Producer was diagnosed with Lupus August 2012.  She spent the entire month  of October 2012 in the hospital. This flare up was so severe it caused fluid in her lungs, fluid around her heart and two blood transfusions. To go from a self reliant, hard working woman, to needing the assistance of a walker and cane to do menial things has put her in a hard spot.  Regardless, she keeps fighting and hasn’t let this unrelenting disease stop her from moving forward.

  Both have seen their lives be flipped upside down and completely altered forever.  This campaign is an attempt to raise funds to put together an amazing album but it subconsciously is touching the warrior spirit that we all have.  Some people would have let their circumstances get the best of them but Timothy Rhyme and Nay The Producer would not let defeat be a word that described them in this story. 

 This campaign is important for several reasons.  Not only will it allow Tim and Nay to tell their story.  But it will allow them to inspire others and show other people in similar predicaments that there is some hope and that they aren’t alone.  Music is one of the most powerful tools in lifting a persons spirit and this is one of the main objectives of this album.  In a world where most of the messages in music are about “cool” stuff and a glamorous life, Tim and Nay attempt to show that you can still make good music with a good message.  

If you have ever faced a challenging time in your life and just wished you had that little nudge to get you to the next step, this is your chance to be that to someone else.  This is your chance to be apart of the Comeback Of The Century!

What Your Generosity Will Fund

Through experience, Tim and Nay have figured out how to release a successful album.  They each have years and years of experience in this industry and have seen the formula first hand.  The main components are:

1.Mixing / Mastering

2.Album Cover Design 

3.Music Video

4.Distribution

5.Promotion

6.Merchandise

We budgeted every penny and used fair estimates of making sure we didn’t sacrifice quality.  If we are going to ask people to invest in us we want to make sure that their money is used to create the best product possible.

If for some reason we are unable to reach our goal.  Your investment will still be used for this album.  We might have to cut some corners and go the cheap route on some of the extra costs but either way it will go into the final album.

The Impact

Tim and Nay are really hoping to set a tone in the hip hop world.  They are consistently breaking down barriers when it comes to music arrangement and content within the hip hop community.  To be able to release this album in the manner they would like to would mean that the younger generations will have a new message to relate to.  In a world where negativity and self destructive tendencies reign supreme, this is a breath of fresh air to those that are looking for more honest depictions of the world they live in.

In the end, Tim and Nay hope to inspire future artists, students, and people in general to not be afraid to be themselves. They want to show that you can be yourself and still be successful. That you don’t always have to conform to what you see on TV to gain some notoriety.  

The impact will hopefully be felt for generations to come.  And when the next generation feels like they’re down and out they can be reminded that Tim and Nay made the Comeback Of The Century and so can they.

Other Ways You Can Help

We understand that times are hard and that you might not feel comfortable giving some strangers your hard earned money.  Rest assured that you even reading this has helped our cause and for that we are grateful. If you believe in this campaign and want to help in some other ways you can:

Get the word out to your friends and family and make some noise about our campaign.

Show someone that you might think would be inspired by this story.

Help us go viral.

Tell people in power.

Tell school officials about our empowering goals.

Go to www.firstdirt.com and purchase other music.

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http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/comeback-of-the-century

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES X OBEY

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For Holiday 2013 OBEY collaborated with the legendary band Suicidal Tendencies. This year marks the 30th anniversary of their first record and OBEY wanted to put something together that reflected the influence Suicidal has had on Shepard and OBEY. (Make sure to read the text below from Shep on his introduction to the band and how it influenced him). They worked with Mike Muir, the founder of Suicidal Tendencies as well as two of the original artists responsible for the art behind the band. They used Ric Clayton’s work from Possessed To Skate and the original drawings from skateboarder Lance Mountain. The key for OBEY was to pay respect to the original work but put an OBEY twist to them, showing the heritage and legacy that the band and artists have created.

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DIAMOND SUPPLY CO X PUSHA T

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Diamond Supply Co The limited edition Diamond Supply Co. x PUSHA T collaboration shirt for his new album #‎MNIMN will be available today at Noon PST on diamondsupplyco.com & at the Fairfax shop in Los Angeles ONLY!

I am not gona lie, this is by far my favorite collaberation from Diamond Supply to date.
My Favorite Skate brand and rapper came together and created this fresh limited edition T-Shirt. Make sure to order you one or go down to the Diamond Mine on Fairfax and pick one up also make sure to pick up A copy of M.N.I.M.N  ( My Name Is My Name) the long awaited Album by Pusha T Available 10-8-13

NEXT LEVEL: Nicky Diamonds / Diamond Supply Co.

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Diamond Supply Co. has become one of the biggest and most well-known brands in the skateboarding and streetwear industry today. In this installment of “Next Level” creator & designer Nicky Diamonds shares the story behind his successful brand.

http://www.diamondsupplyco.com/diamondlife/2013/09/24/next-level-nicky-diamonds/

DIAMOND SUPPLY Co X EVIDENCE

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Evidence and Nicky Diamond

The Diamond Supply Co. Photo Collection of Tees, Tanks & Sweatshirts by Evidence drops this Saturday on diamondsupplyco.com & on Fairfax in limited quantity. This collection will also be released with exclusive new music by Evidence &Alchemist.

Evidence of Dilated Peoples is an Los Angeles O.G., and is known for his raps, beats, cool style, and, recently, his photography via his Instagram account. Diamond Supply Co. is also another name known around L.A. and the streetwear world. So, it makes sense that the two would get together. Evidence and Diamond have a collaboration in the works, and a further dig shows that the tees will feature some of the rapper’s Instagram photography.

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The Story Behind Grizzly Griptape | Grizzly Griptape

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When Torey Pudwill was named Best Street Skater at the 2011 TransWorld Skateboarding Awards, he was barely 21 years old, yet he’d been crushing it on-screen and in street skating competitions for years.“T-Puds,” as he goes by, is renowned for game-changing street skills, which are in full view in videos such as 2011’s “Torey Pudwill’s Big Bang“ and a major part in Plan B’s 2013 movie.Over the years, he’s earned spots on a variety of podiums, including wins at Matix Lord of the Lines, the Copenhagen Pro, the Tampa Pro and Maloof Money Cup. Torey has battled nagging injuries—first an ankle injury and then a severely broken finger—which kept him out of contests and forced him to turn down his first two X Games invites. But in 2013, fully recovered and stronger than ever, he competed in his first X Games, in Street League’s X Games debut in Brazil, and scored a bronze medal.The native Californian is also an entrepreneur: He founded his own company, Grizzly Griptape, at age 12. A positive mindset and kind nature have made Torey as respected for his attitude as he is for his talent. “I work hard and skate every day because it’s something that I do for fun and for the love, “he says. “I’m just trying to get kids to be as stoked for skateboarding as I was as a kid.” Click The Link Below to Watch Video:

http://grizzlygriptape.com/the-story-behind-grizzly-griptape/

Almost 100 new Grizzly Griptape items drop today on www.diamondsupplyco.com & Fairfax!

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