[FASHION] 8and9 New Fall Collection – Rocky IV meets ’84 Olympics

It’s that time of the year where 8and9 releases their Fall Collection. We take a closer look at them in their promo video for the line. “The collection is heavily inspired by competition, dethroning champions and taking it to the next level. Rocky IV meets ’84 Olympics. Russian imagery is prevalent and the styles are stronger than Ivan Drago.”

New goods from 8&9’s Fall 1 delivery are in stores and online now!

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FASHION: @8and9 Presents The Intro – Convertible Burt

logo 8and98and9 Presents us with another episode of The Intro, this time they ride around Liberty City with Convertible Burt. They takes us through his old stomping grounds in Miami from the Graveyard Projects to Liberty City, discussing how he got his name, his hustling days, the Pork n Bean projects, and much more. Shot By Darryl Omar.

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Upcoming Event: 12/5 – Muse0 New Miami Fashion Runway Show

Muse0 kicks off Art Basel with this exclusive showcasing, join them for a night of high end fashion. The show will take place on 12/5/15 at 2pm and then a after party at 8:30pm.
2412 N Miami Avenue Miami, FL 33127

Alexandre PlokhÓV, Ann Sofie Madsen, Asger Juel Larsen, Barbara I Gongini, Chalayan, Chromat, Cinzia Araia, Coco And Breezy, D By D, DGNAK, DZHUS, FEEAS, Henrik Vibskov, House of Malakai, I Still Live You NYC, Jeremy Scott, Lost And Found, Lucky Selectism, Mad Et Len, Majesty Black, Meo Fuscini Parfums, Mrs Herskin, Omtura Bags, Patrick Church, Rad Hourani, Sankuanz, Skingraft, UEG, UNA Burke.

Muse02 RSVP:
Email Rsvp@muse0.com or on Muse0.com

FOLLOW @Muse0 on Instagram The Vanguard House

Repost the black flyer via Instagram and write: “MuseØ high fashion boutique is up to something!” and TAG @TheVanguardHouse You can receive a shopping spree or 2 front passes to be with them for their Art Basel Showcase event.
Follow the rules for entry. See you there!


COSPLAY: ANIMATE MIAMI (Oct 23 – 25) at The Miami Airport Convention Center

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ANIMATE MIAMI is NEXT WEEKEND!!!! Join them on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday October 23, 24, and 25 at The Miami Airport Convention Center for the BIGGEST COSPLAY, ANIME, & ANIMATION event of the fall! Go to www.animatemiami.com for all the show info and get your tickets online directly at https://register.growtix.com/e/animate_miami_2015.

Animate! Miami is a full weekend celebration featuring some of the animation and anime industries’ biggest names, cosplayers, artists, comedians, entertainers, and much, much more! There will be hundreds of events, such as celebrity Q&A’s, costume contests, photo shoots, video games, comedy shows, screenings, and autograph sessions.


Some of the highlights for Animate! Miami 2015 include:

* Steven Universe cast members! Zach Callison (Steven Universe), and Grace Rolek (Connie).

* Sailor Moon cast members! Lauren Landa (Sailor Neptune), Erica Mendez (Sailor Uranus, Reika), Patrick Seitz (Kunzite, Malachite), Matt Mercer (Prince Demande, Prince Diamond).

* The stars of your favorite Anime! Cast members from Madoka Magica, FREE! Eternal Summer, Kill La Kill, Sword Art Online cast members, Attack on Titan, and more!

* Linda Larkin, the voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin animated films, tv series, and video games.

* Christopher Daniel Barnes, the voice of Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid and Kingdom Hearts II, Spider-Man and Peter Parker in the Spider-Man Animated Series, and Prince Charming in Cinderella II & III.

* Olivia Olson, the voice of Marceline in Adventure Time, and Vanessa in Phineas and Ferb.

* Margaret Kerry, the original Tinkerbell and the Red-Headed Mermaid in Walt Disney’s 1953 animated feature Peter Pan.

* Dana Snyder, star of Aqua Teen Hunger Force (Master Shake), Squidbillies (Granny), The Venture Bros. (The Alchemist), Chowder (Gazpacho), Batman Unlimited (The Penguin), and The Thundermans (Dr. Colosso).

* Every Witch Way cast members! Jason Drucker (Tommy Miller), Jackie Frazey (Melanie Miller), Zoey Burger (Gigi Rueda), and Lisa Corrao (Ramona).

* Multiple costume and cosplay events each day of the show, with thousands of dollars in cash and prizes on the line!

* Over 150,000 square feet of convention space featuring 300 booths and tables with vendors, celebrity guests, artists, filmmakers, and exhibits. 3 stages of entertainment, over 10,000 square feet of video games, plus a dozen rooms for panels, tabletop gaming and screenings.

Go to http://www.animatemiami.com/p/program.html for a sneak peak at the complete Animate Miami program guide.

Go to https://register.growtix.com/schedule/animate_miami_2015 to check out the entire show schedule.

A limited amount of rooms are still available at the host hotels. Go to http://www.delmayandpartners.com/ANIMIA15.html and reserve your rooms before they sell out!

DON’T MISS THE DRUNK ON DISNEY V.I.P SPOOKTACULAR – HOSTED BY DANA SNYDER! (21+) tickets are available at https://register.growtix.com/e/animate_miami_2015. Three hours that will change your life FOREVER! DANA SNYDER’S VIP DRUNK ON DISNEY SPOOKTACULAR – is intended for discerning adults, 21-and-over, ONLY! Tickets are $60 and extremely limited! Hosted in a secret location on SATURDAY EVENING at 10:45pm.

Planning to attend Animate! Miami? RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/949154721776348/


FASHION: 8and9 Presents ‘The Intro’ with FREEWAY

logo 8and9Check out one of the latest episodes of “The Intro” brought to you by 8and9. The series is dedicated to people who they feel are independence, work ethic, beginnings, and GFYSF with influencers and leaders in the industry. This episode features FREEWAY, while in Miami working with Coast 2 Coast, Free was working on his #Freemix series and decided to drop by the 8&9 MFG. Co. Showroom to discuss jobs before rap, how independence and freedom helped him during his Roc A Fella days. The intro was shot by Darryl Omar. Don’t forget to follow 8and9 on all social media outlets!



FASHION: 8and9 Presents The Intro – Cormega

logo 8and9Check out one of the latest episodes of “The Intro” brought to you by 8and9. This episode features Cormega cruising through Little Haiti in his classic 1988 BMW E30. Cormega discusses what fashion and hip-hop was during that year, along with how the streets influenced rap. Mega discusses his relationship with 8&9 and how he’s been involved in some of the creative process such as the collaborative with the “Montana” snapbacks and most recently “The Realness” bucket hats which were released this year. The visual was shot by Darryl Omar.

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Houston Rap Duo Bizzie Hippie Launches Official Website

Check it Houston Rap Duo Bizzie Hippie launches their official website http://www.bizziehippies.com. For the trippy rap duo, you’ll be surprised that they’re both enrolled as full time students (in prestigious American universities). Formed to promote 420 friendly music to a culture that understands the importance of balancing partying and priorities, the concept for Bizzie Hippie started when euphoria met enforcement. Bizzie Hippie has been busy especially with the release of their latest project Item 9, which is a very experimental sound with trippy energy and soulful melodies. Also, the title Item 9 was inspired by the movie Pineapple Express (one of my favorite movies). Bizzie Hippie are working on their mission by pushing the ideal of being productive when under the influence of marijuana. On the site you can see what Bizzie Hippie is about, hear music from their latest projects Item 9, Indica, and Sativa. Also you got to check out their shop where they have t-shirts and hats! Oh and one more thing the marijuana leaf as a mouse crossover (pretty dope).



[Gettysburg, PA] If the LOKO doesn’t ring a bell it should! Previously featured artist Dubby of Team Loko has branched out to creating his own lifestyle brand called Team Loko Apparel, as a result of the demand from his music followers and fans. The clothing line doesn’t give off as a merch item, there more style and thought towards each and every item. They range from items such as t-shirts, crewneck sweatshirt, tanks, crop tops for the ladies in pink and green, leggings, and snapbacks. Team Loko Apparel is where the culture of hip-hop intertwines with the simplicity of fine art. We provide not only a stylish product of instant attraction for both men and women, but a brand of apparel that supports the dreams of our nation’s talented youth.

The world is a crazy place. We encourage the crazy. Go loko or stay sane.
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FASHION: 8&9 MFG. Co. x Cormega Release “The Realness” Bucket Hats

cormega-1Check it check it! 8&9 MFG. Co. x Cormega are releasing THE REALNESS Bucket Hats! Inspired by Cormega’s first album “The Realness“. Super exclusive Bucket Hats only 48, comes in two color ways; black and camo, each comes individually signed by Cormega himself. Collect or wear. Unstructured premium black bucket hat with flexible brim. Classic styling. Trench Mark woven. Two sizes s/m and l/xl fits up to size 8 1/4. Get em while they’re hot! Support 8&9 and check out their social media links below:

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You can purchase the bucket hats at 8and9.com, while supplies last.



FASHION: 8&9 Summer 2015 – Ruffians Collection – Ontario Sun Beams

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Meet & Greet: 4/11 8&9 MFG Co Presents Fat Trel at The Showroom

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What: Fat Trel Meet x Greet
When: April 11th, 2015
Time: 4pm-7pm
Where: The Showroom By 8&9 Clothing
Address: 7814 NE 4th Ct. Miami, FL 33138

Saturday April 11th, Miami based streetwear brand, 8&9 MFG. Co., will host DC artist Fat Trel at The 8&9 Showroom. The event will be held in the company’s Miami showroom from 4pm-7pm located at 7814 NE 4th Ct. Miami,FL 33138. DJs and press please email MMG@LexPromotions.com for drops and interview. 8&9 Mfg. Co. will have their Spring/Summer collection available for purchase.

For more information on The Showroom, Fat Trel Meet x Greet, ask 8and9 on twitter @8and9 x @8and9Showroom Instagram: @8and9 x @8and9Showroom


Charity Drive: Care for Crohns Foundation x 8and9 Presents #ThePurpleShoppingBag at The Showroom Miami

Care for Crohn’s Foundation in Collaboration with 8&9 MFG. Co. Presents The Purple Shopping Bag. Where the teens of His House Children’s Home will have the ultimate shopping experience. This is an amazing cause!

Please donate new or lightly worn clothing, shoes, and accessories by April 25th and let em know NikkiSiixx.com sent ya!

Drop Off Location:
8&9 Showroom
7814 NE 4th Ct.
Miami, FL 33138

Store Hours
M-F 11am-7pm

For more details on the event and/or how to get involved please email
care.apartofme@yahoo.com or visit careforcrohnsfoundation.com

Follow @CareForCrohns x @8and9



Upcoming Event: 02.07- 8&9 MFG Presents “Kings: Sip & Shop” – Kingsman: The Secret Service

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Join Miami streetwear brand, 8&9 MFG. Co. Saturday February 7th from 3pm-6pm for “Kings: Sip & Shop” for the release of Marv Films “Kingsman: The Secret Service”. The event will be held in the company’s Miami showroom from 3pm-6pm located at 7814 NE 4th Ct. Miami,FL 33138. Shoppers will be able to check out 8&9’s Winter and Spring 2015 collection with exclusive pieces that have not been released. In addition, the first 20 shoppers to arrive will receive free tickets to the screening of “Kingsman: The Secret Service” being held this coming Tuesday February 10th at a disclosed location. Beverages will be available.

“KINGS MANS: THE SECRET SERVICE” Comes out in theaters February 13th
WEBSITE | @KingsmanMovie | #Kingsman

Watch The Trailer HERE:

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I’ll Be Attending This Event!! Come chop it up with NikkiSiixx!


Event Recap: In The Trenches – Nipsey Hussle’s Crenshaw Pop Up Shop at 8and9 The Showroom

8&9 Clothing hosts LA’s own Nipsey Hussle Meet x Greet and Pop-Up Shop at their Miami Showroom. Nipsey, who was in town for a performance at The Stage, dropped by the Miami Streetwear brand’s location to meet with fans and provide some of his Crenshaw merchandise which was available to purchase. Right after, Nipsey hits The Stage Miami, to perform new cuts from his mixtape, “Mailbox Money” and other hits from his Marathon series with guest appearances by Coby Supreme and BH. Check it out. #8and9Life – @8and9.

Shot By @YoungWildPanda x Assistant Camera CBread

“Mailbox Money” is available now on iTunes


FASHION: 8&9 Clothing Line Releases Look Book for Winter 2014


8&9 MFG. Co. Holiday ’14 Miami, FL. combines sports looks and universal symbolism in an ode to Miami grit and culture. This season 8&9 offers the Traplord Monogram duffel bag and backpack highlighted by leather appointments, red guts and acute attention to detail. Rounding out the collection is an embossed Keys leather wallet and Raw Rolling Papers wallet for the connoisseur smoker.

This holiday collection is available online and in stores now. Follow @8and9 on Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates. New customers use the code HOLIDAY to save 20% on your purchase & my code as well 00NIKKISII. Below I chose my favorite looks from this year’s look book. I love the backpack and who couldn’t fall in love with the Raw Rolling Papers Wallet.





FASHION: 8and9 Sale! Code Inside + Sweats Restocked + New Hoodies, Beanies & Crewnecks

Heads up! 8AND9 Sweat pants are in stock! New Navy/White just added. Brand new hoodies & crewneck sweatshirts! Plus new sale items. Deals on long sleeves and more! Rack up this weekend. Save 20% type 1010 at checkout!
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FASHION: Freedom City Apparel (NYC)

We’re featuring on today’s FASHION Category a street wear apparel company from New York City. Brothers Alvin and Alfonso Garcia, collaborate amongst themselves for their brand. Expressing themselves through their logo and main focus with “The Park Bench”. Lately the Garcia’s have been non-stop with new looks, upcoming events, and much more.

Even through the Freedom City brand they have been able to participate in such worthy-cause marketing endeavors such as The Annual Freedom City Halloween Candy Giveaway for Children, the Cavala Christmas Toy Drive and the United Palace Save the Youth Event (Stop the Youth Violence Showcase). In the future the brand is looking to initiate funding for after school programs that cultivate youth performance arts, giving communities and neighborhoods face-lifts by featuring graffiti artists to do art pieces on walls throughout New York City, host spoken word events and provide a back to school supplies giveaway for the youth annually. Through this interview we discuss their current event “Live Free Revolution”, the message they’re trying to spread “LIVE FREE”, upcoming styles and expanding their merch selection.

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NIKKISIIXX: Congrats on your fashion event at Gallery 69 dubbed the “Live Free Revolution” on July 12th. What inspired the title of the event and what did the attendees get from the show?
FREEDOM CITY: The inspiration of the title for our event comes from the company’s mission statement, which is simply to “LIVE FREE.” Revolutions’ start with the truth and that’s what we are spreading. Our attendees got a slice of the creative side of street culture in New York City through our clothing, the photography on the walls and a couple other elements, which left our guests surprise.

slideshow_5NIKKISIIXX: Freedom City street wear apparel is your clothing line and brand. You’ve dedicated your lives to not only to creating quality clothing for free spirited individuals and bringing an impactful message to “LIVE FREE”. You have a park bench as your logo, how does the logo represent the message behind the brand?
FREEDOM CITY: Our meeting place for all of our activities has been the park bench. This dates back to when we were growing up whether it was to hang out, have rap ciphers, watch dance crews, listen to music and even kick it with girls and in New York City the NYPD doesn’t allow people to hang out in the park after a certain time. So we came up with the idea to make the park bench our own by using it as our logo and anchor to our street wear clothing line. To us the park bench represents freedom, life and expression. Everyone has their personal life stories when they think about the park bench, so it is very easy for them to identify how we feel at Freedom City NYC.

NIKKISIIXX: Freedom City has been a help towards making their community a stronger and safer place for teens growing up in NYC. What advice would you give to these troubled teens in order to get their lives back on track?
FREEDOM CITY: Being authentic is a formula that always worked for us growing up. Don’t hold back when it comes to being yourself and you will always come out leading and never following. Individuality is your unique fingerprint. LIVE FREE

Freedom City Money GirlNIKKISIIXX: Currently on your online store I see you have snapbacks, t – shirts and hoodies. Are there any new items coming soon?
FREEDOM CITY: It’s great that you mention that because at our event “Live Free Revolution” we featured a lot of the new pieces coming up for this summer and fall. Everything from belts to tank tops, cargos, back packs, skullies and shorts are all coming in these upcoming seasons for both men and women. It’s important to check our website every month because every thing we manufacture is limited and you might not want to miss our exclusive releases.

NIKKISIIXX: Considering you’re brothers you were raised by parents that taught you to be well rounded individuals that provided a positive impact on others no matter what. Do you feel the positive up bringing was what helped you accomplish in making your Freedom City brand come to life?
FREEDOM CITY: Our past is definitely a big part of what we do to this day. Whether it was our parents or our peers, we come from a culture of being truthful and never posing to be anything that we are not. The truth is undeniable and that’s what we are spreading. We want to create a new culture that’s original without following trends and that’s the void we are filling for our market. That’s the whole image we are about, being an individual and never following trends thus our mission statement “Be Yourself, LIVE FREE”.

FREEDOM CITY: Thanks to NikkiSiixx for helping spread this LIVE FREE attitude.
Look out for anything Freedom City NYC at : WEBSITE
@freedomcitynyc on Instagram FACEBOOK