Friday, April 29, 2011
Every journey is a collection of steps. 100% Fresh has allowed you to see the steps Grape has taken throughout our own saga so far. You have seen the shuffles, the stumbles, the long strides and the wild leaps through which the story of our growth has been told.
Grape is proud to announce the newest addition to our stockist page and a major new step in that journey:
2225 W. Main St. Richmond VA 23220
Located on West Main Street in the Fan District of Richmond, Katra Gala has spent the last 9 years spreading its roots deep into the streets of Virginia's capital city. Not content with merely providing the finest glass tobacco accessories in the city, Katra Gala has long offered a wide selection of truly inspiring garments, from organic fabrics and local brands, to streetwear legends like MethodsNYC (owned and operated by Richmond native Dave Gee). But it's not just their taste for fashion or the original artwork by local Graffiti artists on the shop's walls that attracted us to Katra Gala (though the walls are DOPE). We here at Grape like to think our dedication to quality and positivity comes across in any interaction we may share. What we KNOW, however, is that when you interact with anyone at Katra Gala their dedication to these same principles comes across strong and clear. Impossible to wish for a more friendly or helpful staff, their pursuit of positivity and art does not end at the walls of the store itself. For years Katra has supported local artists and the local scene with information readily available to anyone and everyone that enters their shop.
Stop by, ask at the counter for information on new Grape events, and, if you're moved to, make a purchase.Know that if you do you are buying from good, positive people whom Grape are proud to know and work with.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Footage from our Spring Collection debut event at The Camel and The Canal Club, plus Baltimore footage networking at the PedX instore pre-game promoting Duck Down recording artist Skyzoo's newest project. We linked with InkBoy The Don for an interview with DMV Jams, and then over to VVC Radio to show support for him and his movement. Big shout out to Slapdash, DoethePaperboy, Garth at PedX, InkBoy The Don and the whole VVC Radio crew for showing great hospitality.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by Ty Evans
Featuring Pierce and Chris Brunner (filmed at age 12)
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Watch for Grape to drop exclusive colorways that will match the biggest sneaker drops of the year. No more than 25 hand-printed pieces will surface for each limited edition t-shirt.
Live The Good Life.
Love The Good Life.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Friday, April 8th
DoethePaperboy and Against Grace performed and shot scenes for the "Monday" video.
Saturday, April 9th
SHHO hosts a free performance by Nitty Scott MC, Paris Jones and RVA's Sleaze.
Element Lounge welcoming party for Suburban District's Octavion X.
WRIR sit-in with the legendary Black Liquid.
Sunday, April 10th
Slapdash Presents: No Cool Points For Dying
Wednesday, April 13th
Slapdash Presents: Cain McCoy's 24th Annual Birfday Bash
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GRAPE'S PICTURES FROM THESE EVENTS
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
It's not a common occurrence that someone in the Hip Hop community reaches out to the public to express personal change on behalf of a higher power - especially when their career was kick started by cleverly glorifying the crack cocaine hustle.
Malice, of Virginia Beach rap duo The Clipse, decided to make a difference. He had the hand of God alter his thoughts and with that transformation he felt the need to write and publish a book, "Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind & Naked", showing the parallels of his life and the word of The Bible.
Upon being questioned about his motives for releasing his thoughts on paper, this is what he said:
"I'm proud of this...because...it's geared towards the youth [25 and younger]. But even if you're 40 [and] still acting like you're 25 may you be inspired as well. I want to let the youth know that it's okay to be unique and original. While it's so very easy to conform to our surroundings, I'm going to suggest you boldly make your mark." [Shout out to HipHopDX.com for the quote].
On March 24, 2011, Malice and The Pizza Shop, Petersburg's only Streetwear & Skateboard boutique, teamed up to bring the youth of Central Virginia out for a book signing and meet-and-greet. Recently humbled by his newly acquired outlook on life, Malice shook hands with his admirers and fans and spent hours writing personalized messages inside of book covers.
Grape is ridiculously lucky to call The Pizza Shop our home and we rushed at the opportunity to spread our brand to someone who is traveling the same path towards positivity as we are. Play Cloths has been a major influence on our grind and our design aesthetic, and we felt the need to convey that to Malice as sincerely as possible.
He was extremely appreciative of our admiration for his work ethic and, as we were lucky enough to shake hands, onlookers called us out as being Grape affiliated.
He then remarked that he had heard of Grape Cloth and told us to keep doing our thing.
9 E. Bank St.
Petersburg, VA 23803
Petersburg, VA 23803
Grape sponsors Official Freeze's album release party.
Download the album here: A Cold Winter: The Reintroduction