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SkateBook: Book 4

I was working in Downtown L.A. the other night and I ran into my friend Salman Agah who had some cool news regarding the latest SkateBook. I am a huge fan of the publication, so hearing about Book 4 was a real Holiday treat for me. The latest edition features Mike Vallely on the cover and like always — it is absolutely packed with wonderful visual and written content. There are many great chapters in Book 4 such as: ‘Skated It,’ which is a chapter dedicated to skateboards and the battle wounds they receive after being ridden by some of the most legendary skateboarders to ever do it; ‘Fucking Awesome’ is a visually driven chapter chronicling the brand itself; and a chapter dedicated to the incendiary Lowcard magazine.

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Macaframa Los Angeles Premier

Our close and personal friend, Tak, along with our friend Jean-Marc recently put together the Los Angeles premier for the Macaframa video and it was a huge success, to say the least. Hundreds and hundreds of bike enthusiasts RSVP’d to a point that 3 showings had to be scheduled to accomodate all of the attendees. Anyway, Vimby was on hand to put together a nice video clip of the evening, so be sure to check it out.

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FootwearNews

Nike Blazer Vintage

Here is a look at the upcoming Nike Blazer Vintage pack that is coming out in the Spring of 2009. Past vintage releases have been a hit in stores, but these are the real winners in my opinion. I am slightly biased being that I am a fan of the Nike Blazer, but these should still kill it in the shops regardless of what I say. As you can see, the shoes feature suede uppers and they have received the vintage treatment with yellowing on the tongue and the soles have been made to look a bit worn in. The colorways are pretty nice, but a bit bright for my taste.

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ArtEvents

Solidified by SLAMXHYPE "Bailout" Opening + After Party

Tomorrow night will be the official opening of our group show that we have been working so hard on the last couple of months. The ‘soft opening’ that went down this past Saturday was really amazing, but this is the real deal here, so it should make for an epic evening. The artists are back from Art Basel, so most will be in attendance. The works that the artists submitted have been nothing short of amazing and this is a definite must show. In addition to the wonderful art that is being showcased, Sean Reveron of Rockers NYC and Shawn Mortensen will be providing the soundtrack for the evening. And as an added bonus, the fine folks at dubFrequency have put together an after party for us that will be taking place at the East Third Steakhouse located in the Arts District, which is adjacent to Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles. All in all, it should make for an extremely memorable evening. If you are in Southern California, swing by to check out this unique exhibition. Check the information for the exhibition and after party after the jump.

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Culture

Introducing – 'Solidified'

This week’s Introducing will not be about a person, fashion label, or business; it will serve as an introduction to the newest tab featured here on our site. The ‘Solidified’ tab will contain news and information regarding special events and projects produced by us. As we announced earlier in the week, we will be producing events on a worldwide scale that showcase our love for art and culture. With the help of Nike Sportswear, BLENDS, Oakley, and Span of Sunset, we have been able to put together the “Bailout” group show featuring some of the most important artists in our world today, as well as emerging talents, all of which have become regular fixtures within the pages of SlamxHype.

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EventsNews

Undefeated Black Friday Event Recap

Black Friday is the day known for waking up at the crack of dawn (or in some cases camping out for a couple of nights prior) for all the after Thanksgiving Day deals, but at sneaker boutique Undefeated – along with Stussy and Union – put together a little something different to get you out of your turkey (or tofurkey) hangover this year. There was a party at the 3 shops and it was all for a good cause. All that was asked of you was to bring some canned goods and you would get 25% discount on many of the items in all 3 stores and if you were early (which I wasn’t unfortunately) you would also get a pair of the limited edition Converse/Undftd Chuck Taylors. There were live DJs including a set by DJ AM, who ripped it on the ones and twos. They were also selling a limited edition UNDFTD/DJ AM tee shirt with all the proceeds going to the Los Angeles Mission (as well as the canned goods).

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FootwearNews

Asics Gel Lyte II x Sold Out

Take a look at this Asics Gel Lyte II collaborations with Sold Out. Asics, known for their great comfort, has seen a nice makeover here with a soothing blue and black colorway. In addition to the shoes, a matching scarf has been added to make this package a bit more enticing. The shoes are scheduled to drop on December 20 with 76 pairs being allocated to colette, 12 to Patta Amsterdam, and 12 to Solebox in Berlin making for an even 100 pairs being out there available.

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