Tomorrow Tues July 14 – the Premiere of Music For When Nobody’s Looking Visual mixtape on twitch.tv 9PM EST
Tomorrow nite July 7th, 7 PM PST/ 10 PM EST. Join us at twitch.tv/cuffin
One Last All Vinyl “ORIGINAL” Hip Hop Sample Livestream on July 1st 8PM
Limited Quantity Deadstock Re-Release of my V-day 45 / 7inch . Get it before it’s gone forever…
Recap from Dinner & A Mixtape Montreal at Junior Restaurant
DJ Neil Armstrong on Myxtv for the My Motto Web series.
Will Ferrell Meets Pharell for this “All Star Weekend X Valentine’s Day” Remix of Love Me Sexy.
The Will (PHA)RELL Love me Sexy Remix
Feb 14th. Valentine’s Day and the NBA All Star Weekend converged in NYC, but so did the release of DJ Neil Armstrong’s Mixtape Warmfuzzy Part 2 – a collection of music from all over the musical spectrum celebrating that crazy little thing called Love.
One of the remixes from the mixtape is this one, Will Ferrell Meets Pharell on a track made by the ficticious Basketball Player Jackie Moon. The perfect song melding Neil Armstrong’s love of Music and Basketball.
Download it here – https://soundcloud.com/neil-armstrong-3/will-pharell-love-me-sexy-remix – FREE .
If you want to pick up the brand new mix #warmfuzzypart2 head over here –
Listen to more samples of the new mix here:
Happy Vday , enjoy NBA All Star weekend!
Another one of our tv icons is moving on to their next chapter. One of my fond memories was getting to perform on his short lived “Jay Leno” Show during my run with Jay-Z . If y’all remember, treatment this was right after the infamous Taylor Swift incident with Kanye West at the VMA awards.
Peep the whole performance below…
Even when I was with Jay-z, thumb a lot of the current social media environment was still in its infancy. I’ve gained a lot of new followers on Facebook, for sale twitter, instagram who don’t really know all my history.
To start off 2014 right, allow me to reintroduce myself courtesy of http://www.ballinonabudget.tv , my folk from the Land Down Under. I was there in Australia recently for adidas and the Brooklyn nets, but I actually did this interview 2 years ago while I was in town for carbon Festival.
Just FYI – we got to do this interview with the beautiful gold coast in the background…
Boys and girls – I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in helping launch the Heineken Voyage . What is that exactly??
From the Website –
Heineken Voyage, the fifth chapter of Heineken’s global Legends campaign. Heineken will search the globe for four men who embody the “Legendary Traveler” and send them on voyages around the world to challenge them to travel outside their comfort zone. One of these travelers will be from the US.
A true “Man of the World” is never a tourist, but rather knows how to travel with finesse. This concept of voyaging with purpose – being able to be “Dropped” anywhere in the world and incept a legendary journey – is at the core of Heineken‘s latest global adventure program. Packing heavy isn’t the look. Instead, discerning globetrotters bring a select set of objects with them on their trips, guaranteed to enhance their memories no matter where they end up. Stories are woven not just by being in the right place at the right time, but also through open–minded preparedness. For Heineken’s #DROPPED program, the international brand’s panel of experts got together over dinner in New York City to pick out their travel essentials, all of which are to be chronicled in more detail in upcoming vignettes exclusive to Hypebeast. Over the next six days one vignette featuring each expert will drop each day including Jon Buscemi, Dao-Yi Chow, Richard Martin, DJ Neil Armstrong, Marcus Troy and Jonathon Mannion. They will talk about travel, offer travel tips as well as chose travel essentials including everything from a large format film camera and audio recorder for chronicling adventures to a cheeky bathing suit, tuxedo and waterproof driving moccasins to ensure ultimate accessorizing, regardless of what continent it’s taking place on.
The Heineken Dropped campaign is a global initiative to launch the Heineken Voyage.
Follow Heineken’s legendary traveler’s #DROPPED voyage here.
On December 18th 2012 , purchase adidas helped celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Sweeet Mixtape being released at Webster Hall in NYC. Questlove of the roots, treat Jasmine Solano, recipe and DJ Neil Armstrong provided the soundtrack for the nite.
This one was all about the music and having fun. No attitude at the door, no bottles to be popped, just 10 years worth of great music and a night of good times…
Thank you everyone for coming out and rockin with me…
So for my super fans of the mixes and the brand, drugstore I was finally able to get all the pre-ordered 10 year Anniversary “Original” Boxsets out to y’all. You should be receiving them this week or next depending on your country / area.
I’ve seen some cool stuff people have done –
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Pretty Nifty ;) Thanks for the pic Suitkase.
For you guys who procrastinated, thumb or just sad because you feel left out, I still have about 25 or so pieces left for direct sale, $45 dollars PLUS shipping . Still a bargain for what you get. Just go to http://djneilarmstrong.com/originalalloutking , or click the buy now button below…
Peep this video shot by Antriks while I was out in the Bay talking about all the way you need to do packaging to grab consumers of music these days…
Oh what a night.
Basically, it got super packed super quick, AND the person in charge of the door at the club (which I won’t even name here) was the opposite of cool.
Below is a video that recaps the event , which included some of the worlds finest DJ’s on the wheels…
I didn’t get a chance to take pictures that nite so i had to “borrow” some below. Shoot, I didn’t even get to DJ the event. Trouble with the venue kept me from getting on the wheels (if you wish to know the details I would be GLAD to BLAB. ;) ) However as you see from above, the crowd didn’t miss a step.
Big shouts to DJ Daddy Dog my crewmate from the 5th platoon days, DJ Total Eclipse – my mentor, member of the X-ecutioners / MOTM season 2 , G-bo the Pro mixtape legend who was the original architect of my style , DJ Spinna – the DJ who inspired “Original” , and Questlove.
Shout out to my manager sky for putting it all together, and for Jon Wexler from adidas. Thats my manager below goofing if ya didn’t know, next to a dude that pretty much stole one of these special track jackets. Eh, its ok. He’s a fan ;)
For all y’all who have been supporting me, thank you so much. Without y’all listening I couldn’t have gone this far, and I plan to keep going.
Next time we have an anniversary party though, we’ll make sure it’s at a GOOD spot, and make sure everyone gets in ;) …
A mixtape. made a long time ago. Big whup. Watch the video below to learn why it is ;)
And make sure to RSVP to party with us TOMORROW nite NYC
We selected and are honored to have some of the DJs that have taught and inspired Neil—and that have carried the torch for this “feel good” as he has…
DJ Neil Armstrong
G-bo The Pro
DJ Daddy Dog
*and other guests…
join us as we celebrate the future by remembering the past…
I’ve been hinting at this for a bit here and there of twitter, sick facebook, this blog .
In 2001, I released Original. My very first mixtape, 10 years ago.
Yeah, thats it up there, made so long ago it actually came out on cassette.
Now ,if you have been following my career, the release of this mixtape proved to be a turning point in my life. Almost everything that I’ve gotten to do, all that I’ve accomplished can be tied to that mixtape. And being that it is the 10 year anniversary of its release – we are gonna be celebrating next week Dec 14th @ Greenhouse in NYC. We are locking in the details – but we have some of the greatest DJ’s coming through to create the soundtrack for the night!
Now I know I have fans all over the world, but for my peoples in the U.S. you have a chance TODAY AND TOMORROW to win a chance to come out to NYC and party with me courtesy of adidas Originals.
adidas is running a HOLIDAY scavenger hunt – called the Pleasure Hunt. Peep the video below – with Paolo from adidas London telling ya what ya have to do!
Win a VIP trip for two to either NYC to see DJ Neil Armstrong or LA to see Kendrick Lamar by entering online OR visiting your closest participating adidas Originals store* and find the right clues! 5 trips to NYC AND 5 trips to LA will be awarded to one of you lucky adidas fans.
SOHO: 136 Wooster Street | New York | NY10012
QUEENS GARDEN: 90-15 Queens Blvd. STE 2061 | Elmhurst | NY 11373
GARDEN STATE PLAZA: 1 Garden State Plaza | Space #1210 | Paramus | NJ 07652
CROSS COUNTRY: 6010 Mall Walk | Space #6010 | Yonkers | NY 10704
ROOSEVELT FIELD: 630 Old Country Space #1112 Garden City | NY 11530
STATEN ISLAND: 2655 Richmond Ave Space #1060 | Staten Island | NY 10314
NEWPORT MALL: 30 Mall Drive West | Space #A49B | Jersey City | NJ 07310
WILLOWBROOK: 1400 Willowbrook Mall | Space #1465 | Wayne NJ 07470
BRIDGEWATERS COMMONS: 400 Commons Way | Space #2235 | Bridgewater | NJ 08807
GEORGETOWN: 1251 Wisconsin Ave NW |Georgetown | DC 20007
CHICAGO: 923 North Rush Street | Chicago | IL 60611
ATLANTA: (Lenox Square) 3393 Peachtree Street NE | Atlanta GA 30326
PHILADELPHIA: 436 South Street | Philadelphia | PA 19147
MELROSE: 8009 Melrose Ave | Los Angeles | CA 90046
BERKELEY: 2333 Telegraph Ave | Berkeley | CA 94704
SOUTH COAST PLAZA: 3333 Bear Street | Costa Mesa | CA 92626
So my folk in NYC, DC, CHICAGO, ATL, PHILLY, LA and SF, head over here to this link –Pleasure Hunt, or HEAD to one of the Stores above to enter!
Here is some important fine print y’all need to see –
Prize: FIVE (5) NEW YORK TRIP GRAND PRIZES: A trip for two (2) to the DJ Neil Armstrong event in New York, NY on December 14, 2011. Trip package includes round trip coach class air transportation for two (2) from a major airport near winner’s home (determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) to New York, NY; two (2) nights’ accommodations at a hotel determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion (single room, double occupancy); ground transportation between the hotel and airport, and between the hotel and the event; two (2) tickets to the DJ Neil Armstrong event on December 14, 2011 (seating determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). Winner must travel on December 13, 2011 and return on December 15, 2011 or prize will be forfeited. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $4,500. FIVE (5) LOS ANGELES TRIP GRAND PRIZES: A trip for two (2) to the adidas Originals presents “Respect The West” event in Los Angeles, CA on December 15, 2011. Trip package includes round trip coach class air transportation for two (2) from a major airport near winner’s home (determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) to Los Angeles, CA; two (2) nights’ accommodation at a hotel determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion (single room, double occupancy); ground transportation between the hotel and airport, and between the hotel and the event; and two (2) tickets to the adidas Originals presents “Respect The West” on December 15, 2011 (seating determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). Winner must travel on December 14, 2011 and return on December 16, 2011 or prize will be forfeited. ARV: $4,500.
For All Prizes: Travel must be roundtrip. Sponsor will determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight. Travel and accommodations are subject to availability. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Sweepstakes, and those set forth by the Sponsor’s airline carrier of choice as detailed in the passenger ticket contract. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, ground transportation, meals, incidentals, passenger tariffs or duties, airline fees, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes or other expenses are the responsibility solely of winner. Unless child of winner (thirteen (13) years of age or older), travel companion must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of departure and must travel on same itinerary and at the same time as the winner. If winner is a minor in his/her state of residence, travel companion must be winner’s parent/legal guardian. Travel companion must execute liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of travel documents. Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. If in the judgment of Sponsor air travel is not required due to winner’s proximity to prize location, ground transportation will be substituted for round trip air travel at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Sponsor is not responsible if the DJ Neil Armstrong event, or the adidas Originals presents “Respect The West” event are delayed, postponed or cancelled for any reason, in which event that portion of prize is forfeited in its entirety and no substitution will be provided except as in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Actual value may vary based on airfare fluctuations and distance between departure and destination. Winner will not receive difference between actual and approximate retail value. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Odds of winning the prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period for each trip prize. Total ARV of all Prizes: $45,000.
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If ya don’t know what the Rocksteady Crew is , and who Crazy Legs is… hmmmm… maybe you shouldn’t be following me ;)
Naw, I got love for everyone, even the hip hop r-tards .
The homey & D-Stroy, that crazy MC from the arsonists, invited me for Wednesday 6/22 episode of Lunch Breaks , Part Cooking Show, Part Hip Hop, All Entertainment.
If you are bored at work and have an internet connection, tune in for some good wholesome lunchtime fun and good music!
Go to http://crazylegsworkshop.com/index.php/watch-lunch-breaks-show to check out the live stream this wednesday – 6/22 from 2 to 4 pm EST…
One of the Last times I was out in the bay I linked up with the cats from Mixcrate.com and chopped it up about with Marc “Owl Boogie” Aure at Fully Laced fashion boutique in San Francisco to discuss what young dj’s need to do in order to succeed in the music industry.
As stupid as my expression is for the still that vimeo used to represent the video, buy viagra the interview is still pretty helpful I think for those who are aspiring for more… so don’t use my strange grill piece to judge the content of the video please ;)
Much props 1st off to Romedigs and Jerome Palencia for puttin the vid together for the site.
For my cali folk, especially the Yay Area supa Giant’s fans , these guys put out a lot of stuff to show how you put on for your city…
Much love to Fully Laced for their dope shop at the top of a foggy hill in an area of SF I had never been to before ;)
They have my mixtapes for sale at the Spot, by the way ;)
If you are in the bay area, make sure to make this a must visit destination spot for the snap back hats, collectibles, and dope gear (and dope mixtapes!!!) …
Since I think 2006 one of my all time favorite gigs has been the NBA Rookie PhotoShoot.
Why?? Because I get to chillout and play music all day for the future stars of professional Basketball. Thats me and that dude from the supersonic’s Durant something or other when he was a rookie.
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Last year I had to miss it because I was running around the world with Mr. Carter, view but this year I wasn’t going to miss the festivities…
In the past years it tends to be fun, purchase and what people seem to easily forget, is that most of these rookies are just kids… probably cause they’re about 20 feet taller then the average person.
I needed to stand on a chair to be on eye level with them. Stupid tall people.
Being that these guys are Huge Kids, they’re favorite songs are the current slurry of hits – In this case, I played Teach them how to Dougie about 5 times, and of course all the southern slang I had in my computer…
When those songs hit… well, the players start whylin out.
The top Cutup of this squad, was DeMarcus Cousins, a gold star to john wall too. Wouldn’t be suprised if he ends up on Dancing with the stars when he retires…
THEN, its usually a quick step away to them wanting to “Learn” How to DJ… or at least… Look like they know how to DJ.
YEAH, I LOOK LIKE A LITTLE PERSON. SHUT DA HELL UP.
Anyways, it always turns into a hot mess….
This situation usually ends up getting some “Real NBA News Coverage” –
The folk over at http://dimemag.com/put this one up –
And of course, I get to interact and meet with the future players of the NBA.
One person in particular that was cool to meet was Jeremy Lin , who is I’m pretty sure… the 1st Asian American to play for the NBA.
For the most part, its him and a bunch of black dudes…. Yeah, I can relate to that.
Still, I’m a fan of the game and the players and their bright futures… so yes I got some autographs and flicks, and got to share my craft with them…
A fun as watching them DJ was… this is what they make the big bucks for… ballin.
Until Next year , good luck to you rookies in the upcoming year!
Below is another “day in the life” type video from my 24 hours in Frankfurt Germany on June 26th at the rooftop of the 25 Hour Hotel.
Julian Middlebrookspretty much captured the whole thing beauuutifully for L’Agentur & the IMA Clique, search for what can only be described as the party of the year in Frankfurt… so far ;)
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If ya in a hurry, prescription you can just watch the clip above, but i love to babble so I’ll give y’all a bit more…
Jumpin on a train from Zurich, I arrived at the 25 hour hotel and found one of the COOLEST Hotels I’ve had the opportunity to be in… and I’ve been in MANY, so I think you can trust my opinion.
The 25 hour hotel in frankfurt is a beautiful hotel, with basically all the decor put together by Levi’s from what I understand, which is in the same “complex”….
Decor is nice, posh but not snot…
And the rooms were pretty funky, with this whole beatles themed yellow submarine hippy feel, as you can see in this little Point of view video –
The party itself was conveniently held on the roof of the hotel as the main dancefloor, and the courtyard era below as well –
The party was jam jam packed. and it didn’t end until the sun came up…
PEACE TO DJ Passion who has a supa dope style and is up on some other stuff…
Peace to Yves Hoffman, L’Agentur & the IMA Clique for bringing me out!
We were up until 5:30 in the morn, still stomping… which doesn’t happen in Frankfurt usually, not with the Hip Hop / Soul / Music Heads….
Peep the Video right here to be a witness –
SHoot. Someone even lost a shoe!
Now thats what we call a party.
Wanna See more from the night – peep out some pics by Chrishimself on his flickr page.
Guys, thank you for making my trip to Frankfurt one of my most memorable. I CAN’T WAIT until the next time :)
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Yes Yes, healing When I went to New Zealand , diagnosis I definitely felt like a king for a day, thanks to the good folk at adidas, Show Room 22, and Frank and Ivy Liew of Qubic (http://www.qubicstore.com/) and quarters.
From the moment I got off the plane the new zealand Hospitality was imminent , with a nice hand written welcome note and a few gifts ,including the local Rugby Team ALL BLACKS jersey and a boxset of New Zealand Music Artist hits, which I’ve gladly added to my music collection.
i got to do it all it seemed, from Bungy Jumping, to Interviews, to good eats, to site seeing and Party Rocking…
It was ALL captured by NICELY here by frank liew and qubic, directed by Sean Wallace. Another “Day in the Life” type video, with a lot more in depth interviewing and a really good look at what its like for me on the road….
In fact, I had 2 GROUPS of cameras following me, as I made the LATE NIGHT NEWS on TVNZ in their showbiz section…
For those planning a Next GREAT Trip, I would highly suggest New Zealand…
Their Humor is amazin – as we all know from FLIGHT of the Concords and their bungy jumping – look at how their bathrooms look, and their “waiver sheet” , which they call a “toe tag”. HILARIOUS.
The food is pretty dang tasty – they even have REAL ACAI, like the stuff down in Brazil, not that American Crap. This is the only other place I’ve seen this stuff served Proper.They got proper meat pies (pause) and of course there is Burger Fuel, which I think gives In & Out a run for their money as far as Burgers go…
They got great stores like Qubic and Quarters for your street wear needs –
They even got Benecio Del Toro Selling ICe cream out there. COME ON. How crazy is that.
They got great local artists like David Dallas holding it down over there ON a global scale , as his work has been blogged up on Kanye Wests site.
SHOOT – I even ran into STEVE AOKI , our first meeting , A NY and LA AUCKLAND Connection –
As you can imagine, I can’t wait until I get to hit the other side of the world again… and I suggest that y’all make New Zealand a Destination on YOUR world tour …
Until the next time ;)
Y’all remember that LTD T-shirt Collabo / Event I did in San Diego with 5 and A Dime a little whiles back?
Good Times and a good t-shirt if I do say so myself….
Below, here is the final product. More insight into the project, another view into the daily life of this DJ guy, and a recap of the festivities all in one…
By the way – I believe we literally have a fewww pieces left in those odd sizes , so if ya one of these collector item types, this is your chance to get them b4 they’re gone….
Head over to this link right here.
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I got inducted into the Alien Star Wars Cantina Band, courtesy of Adidas ;)
Another DREAM COME TRUE, that I never knew I was supposed to even dream. Yeah, I’m geeked out. I was in a video with Han Solo dammit.
from the press release ”
adidas Originals presents the Star Wars™ Cantina 2010:
The most Original place to watch the 2010 FIFA World Cup™
Herzogenaurach, June 1st, 2010 – The latest instalment of the 2010 Originals campaign, “The Street Where Originality Lives,” combines Star Wars, adidas and the world’s largest sporting event in a cinematic first that takes the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ to a whole new galaxy. The film is a creative re-edit of one of the most famous Star Wars movie scenes – the Mos Eisley Cantina on Tatooine – and features David Beckham, Franz Beckenbauer, Snoop Dogg, Noel Gallagher, Ian Brown, Ciara, Jay Baruchel, Daft Punk and DJ Neil Armstrong, not to mention Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3P0 and Obi-Wan Kenobi. This unique film was created as a result of a close partnership with Lucasfilm Ltd.
“The theme of the 2010 Originals campaign is a neighborhood of originality,” explained Tom Ramsden, Global Director of Communications, adidas Originals. “It brings together all elements of adidas Originals and the diverse people who wear it – artists, athletes, musicians, skaters and so on all in one place, doing what they love to do. So when we thought about how to best present adidas’ partnerships with Star Wars and the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, we immediately thought of temporarily turning the Mos Eisley Cantina into a place to watch some football and invite some friends along. The result is a truly unique, original film.”
Adidas Global Music Ambassador…
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Here I am, viagra one foot in the old East Berlin, one in the west.
It is a beautiful town and I will recapping my shenanigans here for the rest of this week, as I got to see and do quite a bit.
However, we’ll start with the reason I was out there in the 1st place – The No 74 Block Party! Initially meant to be on May 15th, we had to move it to the 16th due to Rain, BUT the weather gods shined their lights on us and made it a great day regardless….
On this street Torstrasse, a bunch of stores got together and threw a honest to goodness Block Party, Flying myself in alongside Berlins own modselektor . Folk of all types came thru, from kiddies to young hipsters, to grandmamas and papas.
A bunch of brands were present and accounted for – Pauls Boutique, Soto, UndPlus Collabroom, Oh Lalaaa and Uslu Airlines.
Overall it was an amazing event, as captured here by Highsnobiety –
Pics from the event as captured by No 74 are here.
The Party got CARRAZY when Modselktor got on, and ended with a massive Pillow / Feather Fight…
AND THEN… AFTER THE SHOW it’s the AFTERPARTY….
Well. In this case, it was a PRE PARTY, as the party was moved to the next day and the afterparty stayed the same on May 15th.
Thrown by Soto and Highsnobiety at this spot called weekend which was on the 15th floor of a buildin…
Good times were had by all ;) More pics and updates to come
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Well guys, we decided to give y’all in the twitterverse an opportunity to cop this SoCal Exclusive, but there isn’t much left so don’t dilly dally – Click here get your shopping on…
Just to remind y’all, a week ago I took a trip down to SUNNY San Diego – spanish for a whales vagina as we all know,
I signed some cds for this special collabo, met up with the folk Jay Huggins from 5 and a Dime and Bert Custodio who put together the dope artwork for the project, and of course was there to celebrate the event and Rock the Party for RHYTHM & RECREATION at Thin/Onyx.
A great time was had in the SD as always , getting to see Kuttin Kandi and enjoy the environment with Emily. Even the Hotel Room at the THE PEARL was crazy, with everyone having its own beta fish, and the personalization of a welcome letter to greet us when we got in – its all about the details…
The whole event was captured by the fine folk at MAHFIA.com.
They Also put together a quick interview to make sure y’all get the scoop on how this all came together…
Peep the Video for more background on the collaboration, and make <a href=”http://www.5andadime.com/shop_list.php?Brand_ID=neilarmstrong&Gender=All&Type=All&Status=All”sure to get yours BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!!
And peep out the picks from the party event etc etc right here –
This year I’ve moved on from the 3 stripes of the Blueprint to the 3 stripes of Adidas, sovaldi but there are still remnants of my days wearing all black everything surfacing in the public consciousness on the daily.
Recently a new Short Film has been making its rounds –
ABSOLUT® VODKA UNVEILS “NY-Z” – A SHORT FILM FEATURING LEGENDARY ARTIST AND NATIVE NEW YORKER JAY-Z
Director Danny Clinch and Hip-Hop Icon Pay Tribute to New York City with Black & White Short Film; Latest Creative Collaboration from World’s Most Iconic Vodka
NEW YORK (March 22, 2010) – Today, as part of an ongoing creative collaboration with JAY-Z and Madison Square Garden (MSG), ABSOLUT® VODKA introduces “NY-Z” – a 14-minute short film featuring JAY-Z and directed by popular music and culture photographer Danny Clinch. Featuring exclusive footage of JAY-Z and John Mayer as they prepare for the September 11 benefit concert at MSG, NY-Z offers a rare glimpse into the life of native New Yorker Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter as he discusses his hometown and what it means for an artist to “arrive” with a performance at the world’s most famous arena. The short film is available for viewing at facebook.com/ABSOLUT.
At that time I was still running around the world on the 1’s and 2’s for jay, so yours truly has appearances peppered throughout the documentary.
From Flushing to Madison Square ;) Roc Boys 4Ever….
So you guys have most likely seen the Imperial March Recreation we did in NYC with me and Snoop Dogg, drugstore and hopefully the Star Wars X Adidas video short that hit the internet last Jan – I put a post up about it in this here hypebeast blog so if you haven’t seen it for shame for shame!
Well, buy this is the FULL length add, cure introducing you to the street where originality Lives – with a plethora of Adidas Representatives across the Entertainment plane. And your’s truly , Neil Armstrong is one of the Hip Hop Representatives holding it down for adidas and for Originality – and you know this ;)
Quite a list. Peep my cameo where I kick in the door… they had me set up in all this crazy gear just to get like… a half second shot ;)
Welcome to the street where originality lives; the adidas Originals neighborhood. This is where athletes, musicians, skaters, artists, entertainers and more all come together to show their colors, their style and their originality.
Our neighbors include Adrienne Bailon, Agyness Deyn, Ana Ivanovic, Calle 13, Cheer Chen, Ciara, David Beckham, DJ Neil Armstrong, Fernando Verdasco, Hyori Lee, Ian Brown, Jay Baruchel, Jeremy Scott, Louise Roe, Mr. Hudson, N-Dubz, Noel Gallagher, Snoop Dogg, Tallulah Morton, Whitney Port and, most importantly, YOU!
One take, 2 cameras, and very good editing to tell the tale of what is coming up next for Neil Armstrong.
On a side note, much props to Jeff Staple, who has been there pretty much since I’ve been around. Jeff created my crews first logo, and was essentially my First Sponsor. Funny how time flies…
Description from the BrandRMX guys –
“Across rue de Charonne” is an action shot caught in 5 mn with Dj Neil Armstrong, official Dj of Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 Tour and Jeff Staple, founder and creative director of Staple Design (Reed space, Kia Soul, Nike).
Take a walk through Bastille (typical Parisian area) with these two creative minds, sharing current projects during their trip in the City of light.
music credits: © Dela/The Roots/Karriem Riggins
Neon Gorilla presents A Day In The Life of DJ Neil Armstrong, try the Official DJ of Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 Tour. The Neon Gorilla crew documented Neil during the tour’s stop in Toronto, drugstore which was also the official release day of our Ransom by Adidas Footwear Collection.
Take a look as he stops by the shop, the concert, afterparty, along with an interview.