26 February 2009

Relaunch Party

Be there or be square, or any other acceptable quadrilateral

25 February 2009

Leave the Money on the Night Stand Fitted

…Im just trying to get my hands on some grants like Horace…

As the great philosopher Puff Daddy once said, "It's all about the Benjamins...eh eh, take that.... take that". We here at Unkommon Kolor concur with his teachings. It is indeed all about the Benjamins, especially during tough economic times. So, we figured why not make our own money... sort of. The “Leave the Money on the Night Stand” fitted is painted on a Boston Red Sox New Era 59 50 by The REAL Jeremy Biggers aka The Dude with the Beard. Done on commission. We’re really excited about the relaunch of the Unkommon Kolor website. If you still haven’t seen it please please please take out time to do so. We (and by we I mostly mean Arif the Scientist) worked hard to bring you the new look. www.unkommonkolor.com

22 February 2009


Unkommon Kolor

BTG- I just wanna be successful

20 February 2009

Feature Friday: The Varsity's Samy Rox

Whether it's a magazine cover or an ad within it's pages. Or a silver screen appearance or a hot new mixtape, The Varsity's Samy Rox is etching out her place in this world of entertainment. She's taken time out of her unbelievably hectic schedule to answer a few of our questions.

The REAL Jeremy Biggers: When did you realize you were destined to be a musician?

Samy Rox: Wow, I've been singing since I was about 6 years old in church. Seems like almost everyone gets started there huh? (laughs) Anyway, I realized when I probably entered my Highschool, The illustrious "Arts Magnet" that I was destined to do what i loved forever. Arts [Magnet] gave me a sense of individualism, as well as confidence in my "Art" because I was able to exercise it everyday for 4 years and grow from it.

TRJB: You've been seen in Jet and Ebony, and on the cover of Jaye as a model, you were seen in Big Momma's House 2 along side Martin Lawrence as an actress. Are you laying a foundation for a career after music?

SR: Definitely, I enjoy all aspects of the Arts, they all go hand in hand. I've been blessed with so many opportunities. I'm also the Signature Model for Luster's Hair Products. The face of their "Renutrients" line. That was incredible opportunity. I'm actually in the works of doing a Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer ad. I honestly never stop, I'm always taking any opportunity that presents itself.

TRJB: Sounds like you're a busy woman, and that your face could pop up any where... If I'm in the grocery store and see you on a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch though, you've gone too far!

SR: (laughs) What if I have a little sticker head or Samy action figure in the box?? Joking... I wouldn't go that far.

: You're currently working with a group called The Varsity. Since the other members weren't able to make it (do to technology limitations on my end), do you mind introducing everyone?

SR: There are four of us, myself, Samy Rox: Vocalist, Songwriter. And three guys, J. Royal: Lyricist and Writer, Clarke: Lyricist and Writer and Hogan: our Super Producer, Writer, Lyricist and sometimes he even sings with me. We have just released The Varsity Mixtape hosted by DJ Don Cannon with incredible artwork designed by the one and only Jeremy Biggers/Unkommon Kolor. You did an incredible job dude!

TRJB: Why thank you for that plug. You're the resident female artist in an otherwise male group. What is your role in The Varsity?

SR: I am indeed the "first lady" of The Varsity. I am the Vocalist, I do a little flowing here and there but I mainly stick to just enhancing our songs with beautiful melodies. I also write, and when performing of course being the only female has a big advantage there.

TRJB: How so?

SR: Not only am I eye candy for the men. But I'm surrounded by these three guys who are 6'2 and up. I'm 5'3. With heels 5'6 maybe 5'7. So the energy that these guys possess is off the meter. I have to match that energy times ten and I believe [me] I'm rather successful.

TRJB: Ok gotcha. So, The Varsity isn't your first "band member" attempt. What happened to those other groups, and why did you decide to leave? How did they prepare you for where you are now?

SR: No The Varsity isn't my first band. I was apart of a band a few years ago called WaterSeed. I left because I realized that I had to do what I felt was true to me. I enjoy Neo-Soul but it's not the only type of music I love. Being apart of that band was a great experience and it definitely made me feel even more comfortable performing on stage and entertaining, and great friendships were formed but I had move forward and I was led to The Varsity.

TRJB: You mentioned being "eye candy for the men", are there any risque photoshoots in the works, or are you just planning to leave that sex appeal on stage and out of print?

SR: I'm a big workout fanatic. So its only natural that Im going to want to show off my little abs. (laughs) But honestly not much more than that. I'll leave it on stage. Sex appeal is a state of mind, thats what Samy Rox embodies.

TRJB: So you won't be getting your Miley Cyrus on any time soon... How'd you get the name Samy Rox?

SR: (laughs) Poor Miley... Well, it originally started as a song that I was writing. My nickname has always been Sam/Samy due to my last name (Sampson) and even though [my last name] has the "p" it still symbolizes strength to me. But that's beyond the point. I was working on a song titled "Samy Rocks" and a little light bulb went off. Hmm...I like that name, I remixed it a little with Rox. It looks cool with the "X" don't you think?

TRJB: of course... it's like a treasure map... or Malcolm... or lazy people's Christmas cards.

SR: yea...exactly...

TRJB: The Varsity is an Atlanta based group with members from all over including Dallas, and New Orleans. Although all of these cities are in the South, they all have very distinct sounds. How would you describe your sound? Would you liken it to anyone else past or present? (hybrids are ok too)

SR: Well we naturally get compared to The Fugees just because of the female and guys type of group. But honestly our sound is so different. Because we are all from the same region there are some songs that definitely have that Southern flair. But its a mixture of so much. There are four of us and that means four different personalities and taste in music... and influences.

TRJB: So, that makes you Lauryn Hill... those are some pretty big shoes to fill. Can you explain your affiliation with Janelle Monae and her influence on what you all are doing right now and where you're headed?

SR: Yea, definitely some big shoes to fill...Lauryn is a legend. I love her. Janelle and the Wondaland Arts Society are just amazing individuals. Congratulations to her once again for her Grammy Nomination. Such a big accomplishment and she has not even released her full length album yet. That is definitely inspiration for us to continue to push and like her, stay true to what we love and share it with the fans. Being different isn't a bad thing, its what separates you. We, like Janelle, are different with our music.

TRJB: so what does The Varsity have in store for us in the near future? Any upcoming shows you'd like to mention?

SR: Definitely, we will be making an appearance at Dillard University's Springfest in New Orleans. We will also be performing at Sugarhill in Atlanta, GA if you are there catch the show its gonna be bananas. And a very special performance coming up in New York where we will be opening for a Major Artist. Extremely excited about that!

TRJB: No hints on who what major artist will be?

SR: (smiles) Well...he definitely has made a HUGE impact on Hip Hop, although being controversial at times, he has still maintained. That's all I can say!

TRJB: I guess we will have to live with that.

Download The Varsity's Mixtape here for free. Add them on Myspace!


Kid Cudi- Day N Nite

19 February 2009

DJ Frosty x Unkommon Kolor fitted

Shout out to our boy DJ Frosty! He wanted to rep the UK at his upcoming shows... We had to oblige him. You saw this in the UK Leak video earlier this week. Again, I must remind you, we are posting new work everyday this week until the site is posted. Tell your friends. And check back often!

18 February 2009

Unkommon Kolor Custom Leggings

We painted some leggings for some of the models in the show, and promptly packed them away after everything was done. But shortly thereafter decided they needed to be seen by the masses and not simply by the people who attended the show. So here they are. The premier Unkommon Kolor custom hand painted leggings. These puppies were literally so tight we had to paint them while the models were wearing them. Talk about dedication! We're not entirely certain we're ready to sell anything like this just yet, but the moment we figure out a conceivable solution to mass producing them, they will be on the site ready for purchase.

17 February 2009

Unkommon Kolor Space Tiger Nike Dunk Low

It's been months since we've finished a pair of shoes but as we leaked in yesterday's GSDM video, we got ish done on "Get $#!+ Done Mondays".  Here are the 100% custom Unkommon Kolor Space Tiger Nike Dunk Low.  Designed by Blue the Great.  Painted by Blue the Great and the Dude With the Beard.  We're planning to post something new everyday this week in anticipation of the relaunch of the site.  We felt it was time to remind you why we are your favorite artist's favorite artists.

16 February 2009

Unkommon Kolor Presents: Get $#!+ Done Mondays

A UK leak...

14 February 2009

Texas Women's University: RUN DST Fashion Show

We understand that we are over a week late with the photos but we've been busy working on finalizing our Spring line, coming to you sooner than you think.  But to make up for our tardiness with the photos we are providing you with TWO (count 'em) albums of images from the night's festivities.  One by our own The REAL Jeremy Biggers and one by our man and long time affiliate Jeremy Pikture Perfekt Dixon.  Be grateful and ish!!!

The Fashion Show

Behind the scenes and After Party

13 February 2009

Drake- So Far Gone (Mixtape)

If only you knew what I had to do to get this Mixtape... He finally dropped it after making people wait hrs. past the deadline.


12 February 2009

Vans- Kim Buzzelli

La based artist Kim Buzzelli's Vans=Dope

U-N-I= C.R.E.A.M


Coldplay ft. Jay-z= Lost (at the Grammy's)


11 February 2009

I just feel like we should be posted...

Team UK


10 February 2009

Treehouse by Tham & Videgard Hansson

It is an old architectural trick used since the invention of mirrored glass: covering buildings with the reflective material and declaring that they blend in with the surroundings. Most architects use it to convince wary citizens that it is OK if their building is tall because it will reflect the sky and nature. The rendering always makes the building disappear, and the reality is always a big clunky mirrored box.

But a mirrored box can be elegant, too, such as this treehouse by Swedish firm Tham & Videgard Hansson Arkitekter. TreeHugger loves treehouses (see ourroundup of them here) when they are designed to minimize impact on the surrounding landscape. And in this case, it looks like the architects have pulled it off successfully.

from: treehugger.com

09 February 2009

Swagger Like Us Grammy Performance

M.I.A. (on her due date), Kanye, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, and T.I. on one stage at the same time... That's MAJOR!

06 February 2009

UK in the RUN DST Fashion Show Today

Kome check us out...

05 February 2009

P.O.S.: Drumroll

K'Naan ft Chubb Rock: ABC's

I heard this on this year's Madden and just saw the video for the first time tonight... Thought it was dope.

02 February 2009

???Question of the day??? What is the Dopest shoe ever and the Dopest shoe out right now? (be specific)