Carry Your Adventure at WeVegan Cafe

Continuing the success of their game changing “Carry Your Adventure” collab, Balaclava Boys & Cowboy By Takeo are doing a Pop Up on 10/17 at WeVegan Cafe, celebrating the iconic collab print we all know and love.

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At first what started as just a collab logo for the “Carry Your Adventure” bag collection, the print has grown so much over the year finding its way onto all sorts of customs and commissions. This pop up is all about celebrating the print as well as showing off its versatility with some brand new color ways and pieces.

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The homies have been locked in the BTMVLE dungeon for the past few weeks working on some new goods for the community. Brand new bow bags, danglers, and head resters will be available for the first time, as well as some new color ways of the print tees.

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The new danglers are perfect for stashing your medicine as well as holding any loose change you might be filling your pockets with. The bow bags are great for beach days or any daily adventure. The brand new Watermelon, Starburst, and Neapolitan color ways are great additions to the line up.

Too Cozy

Dabbling in the pillow game earlier this year, these brand new head resters are too cozy. I really dig the shades of blue the homies used on some of these head resters, just in time for the winter.

Framed prints will be available for the first time. Now you can feature the print on your wall, studio, or any other spot. Definitely some high art for collectors.

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Word around the camp is that a few custom commission pieces will be shown at the pop up, including a very rare look at the “Happy Camper” smoking bag. So pull up on 10/17 to WeVegan Cafe to celebrate with all of us.

Pulse Of The Culture

Always pushing the boundaries as far as quality REACH is dropping their brand new “Pulse” tee featuring premium cut & sew garment, 15oz 100% cotton fabricated in Portugal.

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The “Pulse” tee is one of my favorite designs from REACH to date. The finish line esque graphic shows the winner REACHing out for victory. The bodies of the runners is like a pulse meter across the tee. I love how REACH is always able to stay true to the brand with each and every release, sticking to the core elements that make it a REACH piece.

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Blue Faces
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The homies are also doing a super limited drop on these “Hella O’s” fitted. Not an Orioles fan by any means but I am a sucker for anything purple. As far as embroidery goes I think this might be their most detailed fitted yet. Only 19 are in existence so don’t sleep.

These brand new pieces as well as a few of the last couple collections are still available in store and online. Pull up for some of my other favorite Tampa Bay brands as well like 2001 Odysey, Hunts Fabrications, and Fukk Em Worldwide. The homies also got you on the latest Chrome, Vlone, and BAPE. Everything is Made In REACH!

Call To Artists: Who I Want To See At Graffiti Jam 2021!

Moose In The Burg & Balaclava Boys are calling all artists to come out and compete at the inaugural “Graffiti Jam” hosted at BTMVLE Studios.

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With a $1000 cash prize, a $200 Shiso Cripsy Gift Card, the coveted Golden Extinguisher and all the bragging rights that come with it, I thought it would be dope to shout out my favorite artists that I want to see at Graffiti Jam ‘21. Many of these artists work in different mediums so I was intrigued when thinking what different styles would be showcased all under one roof. Competition aside this is just a really dope event for the culture.

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It would be really dope if one or all of the members of Before The Storm Studios pulled up to the jam. Between Laurent, Chad, and Raheem each member dabbles in all forms of art and is constantly pushing the boundaries of each medium. Who knows what a raw Graffiti style piece would look like from the trio.

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AJ Peterson has been dropping a slew of insane abstract style pieces as of late. It would be dope to see how his style would translate to the timed aspect of the competition. Really hype to see what AJ would do with some spray paint.

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I first caught wind of Sire’s work due to his modeling for Before The Storm’s “Life In The Dessert” collection. I vibe with the different textures and brush patterns he uses on his pieces. Some of his work can come off abstract but there is still a bit of reality in each piece.

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Florida’s own 38 Bucci would definitely bring some Trill vibes to the competition. Bucci is able to translate his work on canvas as well as clothing. Despite being out of the area, I’d still like to see Bucci throw his hat in the mix.

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A staple of the Tampa Bay Art Scene and no stranger to other local Art Battles, i.b.o.m.s. would be a heavy hitter if he entered the competition. I would be interested to see what approach he would take with the time limit factor.

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Known for his Pop Culture interpretation series of paintings, I would love to see what Rico Ebert would bring to the jam. My favorite pieces from Rico often involve sports or Hip Hop. I have seen him do live painting before so I am sure he would feel right at home in a timed competition.

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Not sure if it breaks the rules to have fellow studio mates enter the competition but the homie Takeo would be an insane addition to the competition. From the DOOM tribute piece to all the work he does on Cowboy, if it’s not a rule breaker I would say it’s a no brainer to have Cowboy enter the jam.

12 spots are available for the prelims, with the final 3 painting the doors of the BTMVLE Studio for that fat prize pack. So bring your supplies and come out to the inaugural Graffiti Jam ‘21. I will be doing heavy promo for the event so this is only the beginning for those that choose to enter.

Party Like A Cowboy Part Deux.

To show love to the community after reaching 1,000 followers on IG, the good people over at Cowboy By Takeo are throwing a Cowboy Party 2.

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Cowboy knows how to throw a party whether is the Pourin up some Cowboy Lemonade or just vibing with the dope tunes and vendors. There’s something for everyone to enjoy.

A Dynamic Duo

T.Couture is back on the 1s & 2s playing all your favorites as well as dropping some new joints on the audience. DJ Don Roc will also be jamming a set, so y’all better be ready for some $lugg shit.

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Fresh of their collab with Doghunter3k, the homie will be pulling up and doing live tattoos featured from the sketch sheet that inspired the collaboration. Collab tees will also be available in a limited run so don’t sleep.

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A special guest duo has been rumored to be performing at the party. Word on the street is they have a St.Pete Hip Hop classic under their belt, as well as a love for slugged music.

Don’t forget to pick up a Cowboy Party 2 shirt to commemorate this historic event. Everyone wearing Cowboy gets in free! Y’all already know the drill anyone that wants Cowboy will be able to get Cowboy, so pull up on gang.

REACH For The Stars Aim For The Moon

My brothers from REACH are constantly applying pressure, this time with their 2nd Pop Up at Neiman Marcus Tampa.

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The first pop up the homies did at Neiman’s is tied with the Marino Infantry Pop Up for my favorite pop ups at REACH. It just felt like a milestone moment for the entire family, with the brand standing under the same room as some of the worlds most coveted high fashion brands

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Last time gang pulled up with that exclusive Neimans “Red Moon” tee. Little has been released on what’s droppin at the event but you already know that brand new hemp inspired “Testament” tee will be available as well as the limited socks. There was a ton on surprise drops last event so I can only imagine what’s droppin today.

It’s pretty surreal that a little over a month ago the last Neiman’s Pop Up happened and the homies are already back again, just shows that all the grinding pays off. Everything is Made In REACH.

House Party Hidden In The Vape.

NAHP Studios flips vape culture on its head with their latest “This My Last One” hoodie drop.

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Vapes were created as an healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes but in reality you are just trading one habit for another. Smokers and vapors will always claim “Oh yeah bro this is my last one, I’m done after this” but we all know right after we leave the party they are hitting up the Wawa for another Puff Bar.

The front of the hoodie features a vapor filled graphic with a NAHP vape featuring the flavor “Berry Addicting” with This My Last One featured above that. The back of the hoodie spells out “Not Another House Party” with consume responsibly featured below.

Really hype to see what NAHP has up their sleeve next, or possibly even more additions to this collection in the future.

A Testament To The REACH Pack

The homies at REACH are back with the latest addition to their “Testament” collection, featuring the iconic quote “You Ain’t right with REACH, If You Ain’t Right With God”.

The brand new “Hemp” color way with cream 3-D puffed ink might be my favorite of the entire collection. It’s probably the hemp and cream color combination but this piece has a bit of NYC vibes to me like some 90s Era shit. Whenever I see this shirt I just wanna put on some Wu Tang or Griselda.

The last two color ways in the collection had more of a summer time vibe but this one was made for the upcoming Fall and Winter days. Since I have the rest of the collection it’s only right I go pick up the latest installment, you already know it’s gonna be heavy in the rotation.

Just like everything the homies drop this piece is very limited and once it’s gone it’s gone. Everything is Made In REACH.

St.Pete Hip Hop Essential EPs: Mari So Dope- O.Y.C.P.F.F

Been doing the 727 Hip Hop Classics reviews for about a year or so now but I wanted to switch it up and shed some light on some of the shorter projects to come out of the burg. We are kicking the series off with what could quite possibly be my favorite project from Local Muzik Groups own Mari So Dope “O.Y.C.P.F.F” or “ Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires”.

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The project starts off with the jazzy “Gabrielle” with production from frequent collaborator Smoke Dawg. Whenever Mari touches the mic he always brings a pinpesque confidence. It was dope how he flipped the “phone jumpin like Gabrielle” hook into several different parts of the verses.

It’s always a vibe when Mari & Ari Chi link up especially on “34th & 18th”. This track really hits home for me because I’ve lived on 18th Ave pretty much my whole life. This one of them joints you jam out to while your rollin down 34th St.

Mari always kills it with the phone call interludes, with another dope one setting up the Smoke Dawg produced “Autumn”. Mari is always switching up the speed and style of his flow sometimes even a couple of times on one single verse. The “Breathe from Fatigue” line has been stuck in my head for a minute now.

At this point “Will Pimp Pt. 2” is one of the greatest songs in the history of St.Pete Hip Hop. From all the quotables like “My Dawg just jumped Calvin Cambridge” to the Trill beat to all the pimp talk from Mari, this track has it all. The video gives the track another life but either way this is one of them ones.

“Gator” featuring fellow Young Local Ameen Spade sounds like one of them old school Local Muzik joints from back in the day. The chilled out production from Smoke Dawg fits the 727 vibe perfectly for two of the cities best to just craft another classic. Ameen Spade has always been one of my favorite lyricists so whenever we get a verse from him I get hype. Mari is always painting pictures of St.Pete lifestyle with his words, making his songs even more relatable.

With a discography so rich with classics it was only right to show love to one of my favorite projects in the entire history of St.Pete Hip Hop. Keep it locked to Jit Camp for the next St.Pete Hip Hop Essential EP review.

The Cowboy & The Dog Hunter

Cowboy By Takeo teams up with Tattoo Artist Doghunter3k to create a tattoo inspired collab tee and splash sheet just screaming to get inked on skin.

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Cowboy and Doghunter3k came together and drew up images containing elements that fit each artists style and themes. To me it’s almost like if you put Trigun into a “Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas” situation but from the world of Cowboy By Takeo.

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The front of the tee features the images from the splash sheet. The back features the Cowboy By Takeo X Doghunter3k logo. Only 24 shirts have been made available, making this a rare gem for all the Cowboy collectors.

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Each pieces includes a copy of the splash sheet that inspired the collab. I really dig all the new accessories featured in the sheet like the cigs. The Bounty Hunter motif is always a place I wanted to see Cowboy enter, on some bandit shit. All the images are ready to be tattooed or mixed and matched to your liking.

Like I mentioned before this collab is limited to 24 pieces total. Everyone that wants Cowboy will be able to get Cowboy.

The Most High With Robb & Craig

The good people at High Tolerance ENT are back with another brazy tour. They linked back up with Robb Bank$ after his successful tour a few months back, but this time Robb is bringing along underground staple Craig Xen as well as a slew of Tampa Bay Hip Hop favorites to stack up the show, making the event can’t miss.

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No stranger to the Tampa Bay Area, Robb Bank$ consistently puts on a great show no matter the occasion. I really hope he plays “Griffith Did Nothing Wrong” it’s one of my favorites. The whole crowd is gonna be reppin the set once “430 Kuban Doll” comes on,

No stranger to the underground scene H-Towns own Craig Xen has been due for a performance in Tampa Bay and this tour gives him the perfect opportunity to do so. I am really hype to see what Xen brings to a live show since his music has so much energy.

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It wouldn’t be a High Tolerance show without DJ Skum on the 1s & 2s. With the two headliners bringing so much energy on their own, it’s safe to say Skum will have the crowd amped up playing the biggest hits in the underground as well as putting you on some hidden gems from the scene.

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So hype to see Sunny Fritz perform a live set. He brings so much energy with his stage presence has it is. Hopefully he’s got some of my favorites like “Dangerous”, “Off The Shits”, and “Bluhdy Moneyy” on the set list. I know he’s been in the studio as of late so we might get some unreleased joints off his upcoming project to hold fans over.

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Jit Camp Bonfire Podcast alumni Seafoodsteve his returning to the show scene right where he belongs. We touched on how much he thrives off the crowd so you already know seafood is gonna bring it. Hopefully we get a couple joints from the Florida Underground classic “The Passing” as well as some of the new music he has been working on. “ Versace Bob Ross” is a must.

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Boysenberry Clan representatives Vonzell Sly & Lil Devilman will be in the building, performing joints off of both their latest projects. From Sly I am hype to hear “5 Dollaz” live. Lil Devilman just dropped “Whatatrip” so expect him to play a few joints off there. If they end out their set with “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” I can leave the show a happy man.

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Staple of the Tampa Bay Hip Hop scene YZM will also be blessing us with a set. I know he’s got a couple new projects dropping to end out the year so we might get some preview of those joints. “Love Sick Black Summer” is one of my favorite projects of the year, so I am it will be interesting to see if YZM picks anything off that project to add to the set list.

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The kings of the Pop Up game REACH are back at it again, hosting Robb’s pop up during the day featuring some exclusive merch, possibly only available in the Tampa Bay Area. See what other product the homies at REACH have available as well, they are always dropping game changing pieces.

I need everyone across the entire Tampa Bay Area to pull up for this show, and get a taste of the type of energy High Tolerance ENT is bringing to the Tampa Bay Area.