FLASHBACK: Welcome Back Edit

Let’s take it back to 2011 and the “Welcome Back Edit” that Christian contributed to the grip.

After being broken and collecting dust for the last 3 years, I finally got my VX fixed and decided to make a ‘Welcome Back Edit’ with my friends. Featuring Chad Kerley, Dennis Enarson, Connor Lodes, Ronnie Napolitan, Billy Macpherson, Mike Jonas, Devon Smillie and Big Kenny Enarson. Enjoy my friends!

Christian Rigal

New York Times: Behind Kanye’s Mask

New York Times: Behind Kanye's Mask

Say what you will about his antics, but Kanye West is one of the most captivating people in American society today–and his new New York Times interview has already lit the internet world afire. There are countless page view hungry websites putting up “Kanye’s [insert number here] Most Stupid/Hilarious/Awesome Quotes” articles stemming from the article and it even sparked a discussion when I crossed paths with Harrison Boyce late yesterday. The article ranges from topics such as the process of designing and making music and really digs deep into the people/influences that made the polarizing figure who he is today–get to the NYT website and check it out.

Project Runway

No tweeting, no hipster hats, all laptops on mute, just shut the fuck up sometimes, no tweeting please thank you, no blogging, no negative blog viewing, don’t tell anyone anything about anything we are doing, no racking focus while music is being played or music is being made, total focus on this project in all studios, no acoustic guitars in the studio, no pictures.

Kanye graces the cover of the newest Complex mag and to go along with the feature they have an extended 40 image gallery documenting the recording of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, shot by Nabil Elderkin. Check it out here, along withe the full cover story here.


New Blog

Clutter free.

New Kanye Video

This is too dope not to post. Imagine watching this when your computer is going slow, making those pixel ghost on top of the intentional ghosts…

Wallpaper TV


Wallpaper just apparently launched a new “TV” section to their website today (although it looks like some of the videos have been up for a while) . The first few videos are from their Design Awards, featuring Stefano Pilati, Kanye West, Mark Newson, and Jean Nouvel. I was hoping for a bit more substance to the pieces, but they are still pretty fun to watch. They are basically a behind the scenes look into the magazine photoshoot with a few words from each guy at the end. It will be interesting to see what comes of the section and there are a few other videos up there including some good stuff with Dieter Rams.

Check out Wallpaper TV here.

Kanye Day

Kanye’s new album just dropped and I’m listing to it right now for the first time. I was also browsing the Fader and they have just posed the full interview with Kanye that is out in their current issue. I’m definitely psyched to listen to the album a few times and although I just downloaded it, I will walk my sorry ass to the record store and pick up the Kaws version of his album when it comes out on December 16th.

Check out Kayne’s Fader interview here and let’s hear what you think about the new album.