15.11.2013 by Patta
For the November issue of Runners World, the magazine featured a 7-page special about the Patta Running Team, highlighting the team, its activities and various members. Check out the elaborate feature in full below.
Visit the Patta Running Team website for more info
- 15.11.2013 by Patta
- 14.11.2013 by Patta
TV One’s signature music biography series sheds much-deserved light on some of the most influential, talented and, somehow, forgotten R&B, soul, funk, hip hop, disco and gospel artists of the last 30 years. For every Aretha, Diana and Marvin, there’s a Phyllis Hyman, Florence Ballard and Donny Hathaway – stars who made an indelible mark in music but haven’t been as recognized or honored. Unsung uncovers the personal triumphs and struggles of these musical legends. The latest episode highlights Willie D, Scarface and Bushwick Bill who have changed the game of rap with the birth of Geto Boys. Watch the full episode below.
- 13.11.2013 by Patta
20 years ago, Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’ was unleashed. To mark the occasion, DJ Rags – founder of London’s premier hip-hop night Livin’ Proof, Label Manager at Bleep.com and, most importantly, a die-hard Wu disciple has constructed a definitive Wu mix for the ages in collaboration with LFTF. Here’s what he had to say:
“When LFTF originally asked me to do a mix, I said that I’d always wanted to do a Wu Tang Mix… They said ‘We’ll get back to you’. I waited… A few days later Drake released a song called ‘Wu Tang Forever’. I like you Drake, I really do, but keep Wu-Tang’s name out ya fucking mouth, *especially* if you’re gonna be singing all soft and shit. LFTF get back to me… They’re in and they have a deadline – November 9th. It’ll be the 20th Anniversary of 36 Chambers, coinciding with the 36th edition of their mix series. It was meant to be. 20 years of Wu Tang. The classics. The rarities. The forgotten gems. Some re-edits and acapella blends. It’s all in here. No Drake.”
Live For The Funk.
WU TANG FOREVER ~
Artwork by Adam Ferriss
- 13.11.2013 by Patta
Buma Rotterdam Beats is a central meeting point for the whole range of urban music genres. The event takes place in the city of Rotterdam and features two days of music conferences, workshops and open-mic sessions, the annual State Awards, plus a night time music festival across five of the city’s most exciting venues. Alongside its sibling events like Noorderslag en ADE, Buma Rotterdam Beats aims to grow towards an international platform for the urban bass & beats scene. The event is also dedicated to the discovery and promotion of upcoming local and national talent, acting as a focal point for Rotterdam and The Netherland’s best new artists. Buma Rotterdam Beats is organized by the The Buma Rotterdam Beats Foundation, an initiative of Buma and supported by Sena. This coming weekend the annual Buma Rotterdam Beats will take place once again, presenting an interesting and promising program day and night for you and yours.
Speakers/performers include Hiatus Kaiyote (AU), Black Milk (US), The Partysquad (NL), The Opposites (NL), Mr. Probz (NL), S O H N (GB), Quadron (DK), Oddisee (US) and Ryan Hemsworth (CA), among many others. Hit up the website for the complete line up, program, timetables and general information
- 12.11.2013 by Masta Lee
Hear My Train A Comin’ traces the legendary guitarist’s remarkable journey from his hardscrabble beginnings in Seattle, through his stint as a US Army paratrooper and as an unknown sideman to R&B stars until his discovery and ultimate international stardom. With previously unseen footage of the 1968 Miami Pop Festival, home movies, and interviews with those closest to Jimi Hendrix. Sit back and watch the full length documentary below.
- 12.11.2013 by Patta
Journalist-turned-documentarian Adam Sjoberg new film chronicles the stories of Hip-Hop fans from various continents, enacting social change around the globe. The movie is produced by David Jacobson, with Nas on board as executive producer and providing original music for this empowering film. Check out the trailer below.
- 06.11.2013 by Patta
Troy Ave’s New York City: The Album is a full-length celebrating and capturing the golden era of the East Coast Hip-Hop sound. The project features production from Harry Fraud and Araab Muzik, as well as guest spots from Pusha T, Raekwon, Prodigy, Tony Yayo, and Noreaga. Stream or download below.
- 06.11.2013 by Patta
- 05.11.2013 by Patta
If you’ve been following us you’re probably already aware of the “Grootse Dag In Hip-Hop”, one fine day in September where 170 prominent artists were gathered at a secret location to partake in a historic moment, documented in one single photograph. The fine gentlemen from Opslaan Als produced an insightful, as well as hilarious video that day, offering a better understanding of what went down that day. The photograph was revealed November 2nd at the Amsterdam City Archive during the Museumnacht (museum night) event and is up for viewing now.
First print poster replicas of the photograph are available in store at Patta. The poster is printed on fine maxisilk paper in A2 format and is yours for €25,00.
- 04.11.2013 by Masta Lee
Rapper and producer Roc Marciano has been doing it for a minute, holding it down for the heads who love that nasty, gritty Hip-Hop sound (that’s us!). Roc Marci combines sharp lyrics and dirty soul samples in a most effective manner. His latest project “The Pimpire Strikes Back” continues where he left off with his previous project “Reloaded” and feature production from good folks like Alchemist, Lord Finesse, and Madlib alongside Roc Marci himself, with guest verses from Action Bronson,Willie The Kid, Knowledge the Pirate, Meyhem Lauren and Cormega. Check out the 16-track project below.
Download for free HERE
- 01.11.2013 by Masta Lee
My homie Benny and I go wayback, the early 90′s skateboarding days to be exact. The Asian Connection also crossed paths off-board when Ben-G opened up shop in the same building that housed the previous Patta store, creating a powerful community and supporting family.
We both share a passion for classic skateboard graphics by great artists such as Sean Cliver, Marc McKee, Jim Phillips, V. Courtlandt Johnson, Mark Gonzales and many others, as well as quirky, hilarious rip offs, inspired by the whole World Industries-era.
One of our favorites from that time period is Chris “Dune” Pastras’ first pro deck on World Industries, released in 1990. The graphic by Marc McKee was an “Africanized” version from a children’s book illustration by English author and illustrator Helen Oxenbury. Since Benny and I are both of Asian descent and fans of the graphic, we just had to do an Asian version. The sitting baby on a shirt, the standing baby on a deck. Vely Special, Vely Asian. Exclusively available in store and online at Ben-G November 2.events
- 15.11.2013 by Patta