Sep20

UNDEFEATED.COM RELAUNCH UPDATE!

September 20, 2012 ⋅ by Ben Baller ⋅ 1 comment

sorry guys,
the site will be live on Monday around noon PST.

there were some glitches and extra super fine tuning that needed to happen so it couldn’t go live earlier today… I apologize for my information; my boys are working on it and they want it flawless. they want to make sure you guys get the best website possible to cop kicks and fly gear.

because of that, I got to pull a few exclusive pics of the Bathing Ape x UNDFTD collab. the photos were taken by my boy Estevan Oriol here in LA. much love to my homies. and peep game:




nobody has these pictures, not BAPE or hypebeast.

much love to my play dirty crew: James, Eddie, KB, Fred and Alex
HERE’S AN EXTRA, ULTRA EXCLUSIVE…

I appreciate it guys! thanks for the love!

peace

5 strikes
infinity and 0 = UNDEFEATED!


Ryan Leslie “Les is More”

⋅ by Ben Baller ⋅ No comments

yeah man, so my boy Ryan Leslie came into town last night and rocked Los Angeles… he seriously killed the sold out crowd at the Roxy. there was a line outside to get in longer than a lame Jordan defining moments release…. BUT of course my brother Nic Adler gave me the owners table which is the best booth there… if some of you don’t know. one of my first jobs in hollywood was at the Roxy as him and his pops gave me my first shot and chance in the business….

anyways if you don’t know Ryan’s story then damn, google him or check out his youtube videos where he puts together a GREAT beat in the same amount of time it takes you to heat up a burrito… dude is gifted. there are folks out there with a dope image, some with decent production skills, some with a great singing voice and then there those with super talent and that entire package, R Les would fall into that category for sure. an artist, who can play multiple instruments well, sing, produce, write and perform. nowadays you have people who can kind of sing, but not really. they don’t write their music and they can’t produce, so they’re just an image or a face and they’re destiny is to be famous. fuck that. my boy has a real love for music and it shows… he ended the show last night by saying “thank you, I have left everything on the stage here tonight” word the fuck up….

so thank god I got a big ass 8 person booth, because otherwise, we’d be fucked… I had invited Nic’s friend to sit with us and her date, but then we also didn’t know we had some friends who already bought tickets to the show…. the line was like over an hour long to get in lol… fuck that. that’s my backyard and I wasn’t waiting….

last night was me and Nic’s first night out since London was born and he’s about to be 1 month finally… Nic really hasn’t left the house at all. she’s been getting cabin fever for real, so I said, come with me!!! hopped in that B and pushed to the sunset strip…

POW! we’re back! Mr. and Mrs.


gotta thank Matte from DOPE couture for the sick patent leather red bottom snapback! thanks to Manny at Jugrnaut for that black cat crew neck…. K-Skinny jeans by KR3W and the filthy fresh Supra Falcons… your boy was fresh last night! lol


so we sat down, got some drinks and then I went upstairs to chop it up with ryan and his band…. coolest guys. everyone talented and super humble.

HUMBLE!!!!!
I said, fam do your thing and make sure you play “how it’s supposed to be” and walked back downstairs

the show started and the sound was perfect… he jumped right into it and man, his band was so on point… they were jazzy, they were funky as fuck and they even sprinkled some rock star shit. fuck they had the Roxy Jammin last night!


my man, shouted out my name last night on stage not once, but 3 times! hahaaa

shit was dope! the crowd was so pumped! and when I heard him say “I SEE YOU BEN BALLER! I SEE YOU HOMEY! haha, I got hyped….

close to the end of the show, Ryan dedicated his song Diamond Girl to a fan and brought him on stage to propose to his girlfriend… I said to myself, is this real life????? that was fucking awesome… he met the fan during the meet and greet and they set it up as part of the show. the girl said yes and R Les even gave dude the mic and he started to sing lol….. damn. shit was crazy though


good times though

mashed back to the crib and stopped at Fatburger to grab a turkey burger and veggie burger and fat fries…. awwww yeahhhhh

aite y’all. gotta get on my grind so London can have a good life!

make sure you check out www.UNDEFEATED.com they just launched!!!!

peace


UNDEFEATED.COM

September 19, 2012 ⋅ by Ben Baller ⋅ 4 comments

yep, the NEW UNDEFEATED.COM launches tomorrow!
since before they even opened their doors, I have been involved with that 5 strike brand. I know there are those who are famous and come by to buy shoes because they were and still are the most legit sneaker account on the earth and now have become a worldwide strong brand, but I was down with Eddie Cruz since 1993 and James Bond since the late 90’s and I remember my first official collab with them and Methamphibian and we had the first major line up at that store. that shit was 1 of the main ingredients that built me and my own brand, so I must show love… for a while they didn’t even have a site up, just a splash page. sometimes a few exclusive shots and then they started to use maybe 60% of their potential, but now they are going hard body full speed ahead. there will be an online store and everything! huge collabs with Bathing Ape and Fragment and of course all the major footwear brands fuck with UNDFTD. they were the ones who really showed cats you didn’t NEED to have only Nike to survive. anyways.

SO TOMORROW, please check out their newly revamped site…
www.UNDEFEATED.com

they have some really clean gear. sounds fucked up, but I was shocked… the fits were slimmer and clean. a classic stussy meets APC type fit and I’m not kidding. I rock their button downs and now they blessed me with a dope care package with snapbacks to fleece to lettermans and flannels.

peep game


DID YOU REALLY THINK THEIR SNAPBACK GAME WOULDN’T BE TIGHT?







YOU KNOW ME, I’M A BASIC CLASSIC TYPE OF GUY… SO PLAIN TEES ARE A MUST! THEY HAVE A BLACK TEE AS WELL WHICH THEY GAVE ME, BUT I THINK YOU GET THE IDEA AFTER THOSE PICS


THE CLASSIC HOODY WITH THE INFAMOUS 5 STRIKE!


IF YOU NEVER MADE THE VARSITY TEAM IN YOUR LIFE, NOW YOU CAN FEEL LIKE YOU DID BY COPPING THIS


GET YOUR GOLF SWAGGER UP



THIS STADIUM JACKET IS TOO CLEAN, TOO SICK!



FLANNEL GAME ON POINT! I LOVE FLANNELS… I LOVE THESE COLORS.




THESE CLASSIC SWEATERS WITH A RUGBY FEEL ARE SO ESSENTIAL TO ME…. THEY WERE REALLY HARD TO TAKE PICS OF AND MAYBE BECAUSE I’M NOT A PHOTOGRAPHER. BUT THATS BLACK AND NAVY AND THESE ARE SO CLEAN, PRINCE HARRY WOULD FUCK WITH THIS!


THERE’S AN ALTERNATE SHOT

AND THEN THE GROUP PIC OF THE CARE PACKAGE….

THANK YOU EDDIE, JAMES
THANKS KB, FRED AND ALEX
(IF I DIDN’T MENTION YOUR NAME, THAT MEANS I DIDN’T KNOW YOU FOR OVER A DECADE)

THE GOOD FELLAS OVER AT UNDEFEATED WANTED ME TO REMIND YOU:
“DON’T COUNT THE DAYS, MAKE THE DAYS COUNT!”

LOVE
PEACE

100 BANDZ

DON’T FORGET…. ITS UNDEFEATED.COM

AND WE OUT CHEA’




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