Thursday, February 24, 2011
We are proud to announce Grape's newest sponsored phenomenon: Joe Cool.
Born on the south side of Chicago, this young talent works diligently perfecting his skills on the mic and behind the boards, producing tracks for himself and local artists while currently residing in Leesville, Louisiana. His flow is sick and his grind is amazing, something Grape always embraces.
Watch us both expand as he tours the West Coast this Spring, bringing raw HipHop and fresh style to those we have yet to reach.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
The one thing we promise you is that our blog, "100% Fresh", will never become a Bullhorn. It will never be a public address loud speaker pouring the ideas of a few into the passive and uncritical ears of the many.
Grape will only become what is destined to be if it grows into a Town Square: a place where many ideas and voices can freely co-exist and meld into one constantly changing and evolving statetment of Who We Are.
With that in mind, Grape would like to invite new voices into our streetwear family.
If you would like to blog for Grape email your submission to GrapeEditing@gmail.com.
Keep it short, interesting and above all positive.
Peace to you and yours.
Monday, February 7, 2011
The "Honey-Do" list will always be there. It's inescapable. Something to fix, clean, maintain...
The checklist of an entrepreneur is self-imposed by choice.
Investments, marketing, promotion, advertising, funding, production...
Some choose to subcontract and outsource production - we screenprint every non-collaborative Grape shirt by hand.
We create and design everything in-house.
We write "Thank You" notes.
The experience you share with us is meant to feel special.
We reach out to the community, we are accessible (@GrapeCloth) and we are encouraging.
Support us so there are more opportunities for us to spread our message.
Our checklist will always grow, just as you should always grow.
Thank you for growing with us.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Here is iPhone 4 video footage of what went down in parts of the Hip Hop Showcase, curated by Black Liquid, 97.3FM and their continuous support for our Richmond emcees:
Black Liquid and The New Juice Crew - @BlackLiquid
(Good look on the mixtape, Homie!)
Ms. Proper and Friends - @MsProper
(Your energy is simply amazing!)
Artik Phreeze - @ArtikPhreeze
(Show-stopper. Enough said.)
DoethePaperboy - @DoeNation804
(You see everybody making the mean face? They are listening, my friend!)
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Maybe a political statement from Grape is a bit much. Maybe its not enough... Who knows? What we do know is that you cannot Live and Love the Good Life without Freedom. The Freedom to assemble, the Freedom to express and share ideas - the Freedom to openly state those ideas. Even if those in power disagree, our freedoms are as essential to what Grape is as any design or ideology. They are essential to all humans. With this in mind, Grape stands in solidarity with our Brothers and Sisters in Egypt.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Grape supporter and Baltimore-born emcee C. Arson was generous enough to leak us a copy of his yet-to-be-released mixtape, "Not Ur Everyday Music, Vol. 2."
We bring to you his newest single, "Money," a collaboration with his brother and SK member Mil Gates.
Don't forget that Grape blessed y'all first... 1.