Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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Monday, June 20, 2011
New music from Youngsta with Digital Fingerz on the production.
DOWNLOAD:Yongsta feat. Raven - Chill
DOWNLOAD:Youngsta feat. Chipmunk - Grown Thang
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Purple Tyrant Presents: "Grippin Slabs" by J-Block feat. G-sides Yung Clova off of J-Blocks upcoming mixtape "Go Hard Or Go Home" Produced by Hakeem Davis
Thursday, June 16, 2011
When Cedric Glover graduated from Alabama A&M University with his Marketing degree in 2008, he and his partner Orlando Clark originally wanted to open a nightclub or barbershop to put their newly acquired business skills to good use. However after meeting the right people willing to guide the fresh faced businessmen in the fashion industry, they jumped at the opportunity to open their own clothing store instead. Tired of the limited and outdated styles offered at the mall, the two felt like they could fill a void in Huntsville's urban clothing market. Once it was decided that they would open a store, the next decision would be a name for their new business. On a random day logging into his laptop computer with his password "valet", a lightbulb went off in Glover's head and Valet Boutique was born. Villionaire got a chance to sit down with the owners to discuss the store and also the evolution of hip hop fashion culture in Huntsville.
You guys are fairly young to be business owners. How old were you when you started Valet Boutique and what advice do you have for other young entrepeneurs that might be looking to get in the retail fashion industry?
We were both 25 when we started Valet Boutique. As far as advice, the best way to start is by doing a lot of research. It's never too early to start doing your homework. We spent a lot of time looking online at fashion blogs and visiting stores to keep up with not only what was new but also what was next. What's considered new to the masses isn't whats new to the industry so you have to stay ahead of the curve. Also it's important to keep your credit in line and build a rapport with your banker. Stay positive and around positive people and it's definitely possible.
What sets Valet Boutique apart from the mall?Everything from the ambience to the owners. A boutique is meant to cater to a certain demographic which is why we carry certain brands and attract certain buyers. Our goal was to have a completely different feel from the mall which is the reason we didn't want our store in the mall. Our typical customer is between 17-35 with a high fashion sense.
What brands do you carry inside your store? Any local brands?We carry items from Diamond Supply, Crooks & Castles, Play Clothes, 10 Deep, Rocksmith, Mishka, Rich Young, Akoo, Entree, G-Shock, Flud, Mitchell & Ness, Supra, TITS and more. Locally, we carry grassroots companies such as Narcissist and Sleep Is 4 Suckers. We have our eye on a few other locals but would like for them to build their own brands up just a little more independently first before we offer them in the store.
Valet Boutique also hosted the hip hop showcase "Who Got Bars", Can you tell us more about that?
Well, it's not actually our event but we did allow our store to be used as the venue for it. The founder of "Who Got Bars" is a guy by the name of Jewelz. It's a cipher style competition and since retro clothing has come back around, it was a great chance to build awareness for our store and also give local artists a platform to be heard. The first one was very successful and while it's not set in stone, there's a good chance that we would be willing to host another one. [Editor's Note: The Winner of the first Who Got Bars competition, AC Tha Go Getta, also happened to be in the store at the time this interview was conducted]
What local artists do you play in the store, if any?
We support G-Side, Kristmas, AC (Tha Go Getta), MACFLY, Mic Strange, Bama Stars and Zilla. Really, we support any artist trying to build their brand. A lot of local artists show love to us and we definitely try to show love back in any way we can.
What's next for Valet Boutique?
We've been contemplating venturing off into footwear and women's clothing as well. Also we have been considering expanding our market and opening other branches in other cities.
We're almost at the end of our interview, Can you give a shoutout to your 3 FRESHEST customers?
Not including my normal inner circle...(laughter)...that's a tough one, we have some pretty fresh customers. Probably M.A. (aka Money Addict), Dev Holly and...um...Matthew Beverly. There's more but those three come to mind.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Just that karma is real and don't block your blessings. Those are two things we've also learned in business and life in general.
Valet Boutique is definitely leaving its mark on Huntsville's fashion scene. If you are interested in more info about them, visit their website at www.valet-boutique.com, follow them on twitter @valetboutique or find them on facebook under Valet Boutique. Of course you can also give them a call at (256)585-3435 or stop by their store located at 2022 Jordan Ln. Suite D.
Shout out to Villionaire for the interview.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Slick Pulla follows up his 4 guest appearances on Jeezy’s The Real Is Back tape with this new spaced-out track featuring Grands & Hoodrich of the Congressmen with production handled by the always reliable Bossman of O’Third Ent. Slick’s Uday Hussein & The Congressmen’s We The New Thing are both on the way.
Download: Slick Pulla Ft. Grands & Hoodrich – Sack Clear [Prod. By Bossman]
“This clip was from the G-Side performance at the Billy Reid and Oxford American Shindig on 6/4/11. This concert was for the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, helping to raise money for the museum. G-Side was the only hip hop group invited out, due to their homegrown approach to the music industry. Unlike many others, G-Side and the Slow Motion Soundz umbrella chooses to stay, and develop their sound amongst the surroundings they speak about, keeping the sound and subject matter as close to real-time as possible. Shout out to Jason Flynn for chopping this up and shooting this over. Enjoy.” – Codie G
Saturday, June 11, 2011
2.SITTIN ON VOGUES
3.Nigga Like Me
4.Bustn out da Seam
6.Fuck Deez Niggas
7.She Ain’t Gotta Know
9.Ur Girlfriend On Me
11.Full Of Tha Shit
12.Ain’t Gon Let Dat Go
13.Brang It Back Alive
14.Meet My Quota
15.Drop It Off
DOWNLOAD: Sean P (of Youngbloodz) – Cornerstore Vol. 3 [Mixtape]
Thursday, June 9, 2011
CAN'T STOP MUZIK behind the hits "Fall Back", "Let's Go" release their first music video. SCOOTA BOY DA MAYOR, LOS, A.D. LUCIANO, JIM PHILLY & SLUGGA MANE "LIFE OF A TRAP STAR"