Monday, November 30, 2009

The Making of Blueprint 3 Cover

We have all seen the cover, but do you know what it took to get the actual image.?






Until Later....... The artistic process is one that is better left unsimplified, but that was Beautiful.!

Found on: http://www.vexedmag.com/2009/11/making-of-blueprint-3-cover.html

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Ellen Supporting Rappers x Freestyles.!



Just watch it....! I knew there was a reason why Ellen has always been a favorite comedian of mine.
Besides being a tv personality, she is now a rapper. hahaha....

Thursday, October 29, 2009

B.Y.O.P.



If Cudi or Kanye was to collab Metro Station, you would have SUGAR JUNKIES.! The homies @Shovvv on the mic, had the crowd hype, and @A_Walk on the keys with the VIRAL beats.! Not to mention the array of artwork on exhibition to not only celebrate Halloween, but to also celebrate The Arts.
Enjoy the photo slideshow of the festivities.!!!



Wednesday, October 28, 2009

BET Hip Hop Award [Cypher Sessions]

If you were one of the millions that did not watch the BET Awards, here is the long awaited cypher feat. Eminem, Mos Def, & Black Thought.! There were several more, but by far, Mos and Eminem killed it.!




And of course we have to represent and support the homie Wale.!


Monday, September 21, 2009

[SKATE.TALK.FLOW]::FREE Skate Demo & Open Mic



COSCA REGIONAL PARK
11000 THRIFT ROAD
CLINTON. MD 20735

[SKATE.TALK.FLOW]
FREE Community Skate Demo & Open Mic Night
SEPTEMBER 25. 2009
SKATE DEMO &
OPEN MIC COMMUNITY EVENT

Press Release::[DOWNLOAD HERE]

For performance or vendor information
contact Shaymar W. Higgs at::
DudeSk8boards@gmail.com
http://twitter.com/DudeSk8boards

"Talk To Me" - Nando [music video]

[SKATE.TALK.FLOW] HOST: "Nike" Nando Latest Video
"Talk To Me ft. Marvin Gaye"




Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Circus Invaded U Street. [DC].

Grabbed Directly from our Twitterverse.!!!







DudeSk8Boards@Lyriciss Photo from tonights show.! http://bit.ly/UcAA8

Lyriciss performing on stage at The Circus Invades U St- Lincoln Theatre event.!





DudeSk8Boards[The Conglomerate]:: http://bit.ly/4dinsr @TaskProductions @J_Ferb @Malcolm_X

Malcolm X... J. Ferb... T.A.S.K...

Until Later.... Family isn't always blood.... Check out new clothing line HESB.! http://www.hesbdc.com/


[Hey X... Whats good with that Connoisseur shirt.???]

Monday, September 14, 2009

Official Dude Skateboards T-Shirts...!

Hot off the press... Dude Skateboards release of t-shirt shop.! Stop in and order one in every size.!!! More designs and products to come soon....


make custom gifts at Zazzle

Thursday, August 20, 2009

ChRis BaRz [with capital "R's"].!


Today has been a very eventful and busy day for Dude Skateboards.! ChRis BaRz came by the IM4RadioDC station and blessed "The Avenue" with one of the most SICK freestyles this year. To the Lupe Fiasco single 'Kick, Push', BaRz blends his old school hip hop style and his DMV aura to deliver on the flow and metaphorical content of this Dude Skateboards EXCLUSIVE track.! Enjoy...
DOWNLOAD TRACK [HERE]

Contact via Twitter
Contact via MySpace

Until later.... Its all about the passion and dedication that you put into your art.! Always look at the big picture.....

Monday, August 17, 2009

#musicmonday [squared].

Chopped and Screwed Version...
"In the world we live in society has become more about perception and less about authenticity. Anything or anybody with a glimpse of hope is hailed epic and the people again tricked into believing the hype only to be let down once more. The same tactics have been used unapologetically throughout black culture since history shows. Now the attack has been focused in on our music more then ever. Once used to inspire and illustrate the conditions surrounding us, we've allowed those with none of our interests at heart to control the very backbone of our culture. GoadomeTalk along with Twenty20 music (Phil Nash, Sim City, etc) brings the WORLD, "Chronicles Of My Mind" by up and coming Washington/PG native D.Floyd."
To read more about D.Floyd visit: http://myhollywoodland.blogspot.com.

Until Later.... Just because you know your history, that does not mean you have to re-live it. Its called SELF-Social Injustices for a reason.

#musicmonday


J. Ferb blessed the entire Twitter world with a special delivery on #musicmonday... This freestyle track "Really Mean It" is of course hip-hop to the fullest, with that contemporary 'Eclectic Poetic' style of the Ferb.! Did we mention he is out on the road with the I&E/SCE Family..... Definitely looking forward to hearing more from 'Mr. Southern Hospitality' in his journey called the CHASE.!

"Really Mean It" - J.Ferb




Until Later....... Always remember that in the end all decisions made affect more than just yourself.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009


"Having the best things is no substitute to having the best life." -Oprah Winfrey

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"The long overdue post from the most memorable day of my life..."

This is how the "Movement Music" works...
My Cousin Dugee F. summoned my presence at a recent studio session, that was inspiring for anyone who is into he world of the Arts. The amount of creative energy flowing through the room was surreal. Mr. Fairmont Heights was doing the Production thing on the iMac, Dugee was in the booth, and of course I was doing the graphic design thing on Photoshop CS4.!

This is the outcome of the creative 'aura' that was surging through the room.!
*based off of an original painting by Shaymar W. Higgs*

[back to movement music]...
This track will probably be the ONE track that I remember until the day that I get put into a Retirement Home. If I told you the story that goes with the track, you wouldn't believe it. Just know that a certain street officer with the PG County Police Department commented on how he enjoyed the song, and how it has a 'club feel.' So Thanks Mr. Officer for the extra blogging material.! We appreciate what you'll do.!

So without future ado, I present to you "Makin' Flips" by Dugee F. Buller.

Stay tuned for the link to listen in to our first radio show on IM4RadioDC.com's 'The Flow.'

Until Later.... [My Proof of Gods Existence] "I am a servant of the images and thoughts in my mind. There is only one person that could put such thoughts in my mind. That one person is God; therefore God must be real." --Shaymar W. Higgs (based on a recent read "Conversations With God" by Neale Donald Walsch)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Well deserved....

Your body deserves to just take a second sit back and listen to "Make Noise" by Maryland 'Movement' Artist, Shov....



Every time I hear the track I pick up different metaphors and in my mind puts me into Artists such as Beatles. Thus far in his journey of connecting everyone by their passions, Shov seems to sample and mix from all genres of the wide world of music.! I am sure I could speak for everyone here and with the team, we are definitely looking out for more.!
So for all of you music lovers, I am sure you enjoyed it the first time around. So just download it, and tell them Dude sent you.! [lol]. {DOWNLOAD LINK HERE}

Until Later...... "You only lose when you quit on yourself." -Mike V.

T-Shirt Design Contest [could you be the winner.?]


Do you think you have what it takes to win it all in the Dude Skateboards T-Shirt Design Contest.???? Flyers and more information coming soon...
[the early bird gets the worm]=email or tweet for the early, exclusive rundown.!

(@) DUDESk8boards@gmail.com
(Tw) http://twitter.com/DUDESk8boards

Super Saturday Giveaway.!!!!

This week was a pretty productive week in and out of Dude Skateboards.! So to celebrate in that, I am sharing a few of my graphic designs.! If you use them, please be respectful enough to email me first: DUDESk8boards@gmail.com.

Until Later... Peace, Love, GIVE BACK.... And of course Happy Birthday Lil Brother [Terrynce].!









REMEMBER TO EMAIL ME FIRST... DUDESK8BOARDS@GMAIL.COM

Friday, July 17, 2009

"Make Noise"



'Mr. Passion Knot' has come through for yours truly for this release of his newest track "Make Noise." Expect nothing less, Shov continues his journey to 'knit' (connect) all people by their true passion. Sit back, relax, and listen to the sound of Shov.
[DOWNLOAD TRACK HERE]


"Make Noise" - Shov

"Its All Part Of The Movement..."


Those of you following us on Twitter would know that we are getting ready for this radio show 'takeover' on July 23rd.! The link will be posted soon.
I sent out a general message to everyone following me to message me if they would like their tracks on our playlist for the show. In respect to Twitters "Follow Friday":: #ff ChRis BaRz. Also a native of PG County, this DMV artist turned his hobby into a true passion at a young age. Look out for more from this young MC, and of course his Twitter and Myspace would appreciate the love.

via [Twitter]
via [MySpace]

Until Later..... "Are you doing your part to keep the movement going.?" -Just Dude

"You Cool (prod. by Best Kept Secret)"--ChRis BaRz

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

@dfloyd202 x @DUDESk8boards Collabo + [NEW MIXTAPE].


"Chronicles Of My Mind", the 'hot-off-the-press' release by DMV Artist Diego Floyd.! The lyrics and flow makes this one of the best mixtapes released this year, BY FAR.! *DISCLAIMER* Parental Advisory is suggested...
This is real DC music, directly from the source. Artwork is a collaboration with D. Floyd and Dude Skateboards.! *both names are hyperlinked to Twitter.*

Until Later...... "Enjoy the DMV love, and enjoy the mixtape: http://www.zshare.net/download/6253643894131e80/


Look out for our live radio broadcast on July 23rd. Link will be posted soon.
Also our DMV [Artists] Community Meeting is the 25th.
Email DUDESk8boards@gmail.com for more information.!

Had to type something in [orange]... Dugee F.... Whats GOODY.!?

Friday, July 10, 2009

"You Should Already Know My Name...."


When I think of the new voices of DMV hip hop, or what the style of hip hop should be, I think of a couple of names... One of those guys that stand out in my mind just goes by the name: Shov. (http://eeshov.wordpress.com/)

His latest single, "Candle Eyes" was sampled from Massachucet's own Indie-Electric band, Passion Pit, and definitely shows the more chill, emotional side of the DMV artist. Don't just take my word for it, zone out to it yourself. [Click HERE]
Through a short email, Shov described his new concept that is pretty synonymous with that of Dude Skateboards:
"That first pic is like the explanation to this whole "Passion Knit" thing i'm doing with this song and songs that will soon be released. In a way its the cover art."
I am sure Shov would appreciate the love on Twitter and his Blog.!!!
Make sure to tell him DUDE Skateboards sent you.!!!


Until later........ "You can't change the wind; you can, however, adjust your sails" --Unknown



Here is an extra gift Fam... Shov's mixtape.!
(http://www.zshare.net/download/5626725688774fa5/)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

"Stand Away Some:: [Version One Point None]."

video
The long awaited community promo video "Stand Away Some:: [Version One Point None]".! Track is by the DMV's own Dugee F. Buller (myspace.com/dugeefbuller1).
Follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/DUDESk8board) or send a message straight to the email (DUDESk8boards@gmail.com).! For just the track, download it HERE.

"To me, this video is just a way for the community to see that we work with skaters of all skill levels. The movement of Dude Skateboards will be one to change the image and expectations of PG County youth and skateboarders alike.!" --Shaymar W. Higgs



The man behind the movement.
--Shaymar W. Higgs--



Until later......... "Stay connected for more information about our Skate Community Meeting on July 25th.!"







Tuesday, July 7, 2009

"California On The Brain..."


This week Maryland has been super sunny, which caused "California On The Brain" Sydrome.! In respect of the super hot sun, the jeans this week got super skinny with the Vans and Nike SBs.!
"Black Mags and Skateboards" was recovered through the 10,000 songs on my iPod.! The album was first released in November of 2008, and has been playing on the iPod Blaster (speakers) ever since.! Make sure you check out the track "Black Mags".! To download mixtape [click here].

Until later..... Look out for our TV Interview on Fios Channel 42.!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

"Who's On The Line......?"


Today after a very informative and productive meeting with Ms. Tiger, I went home to relax with the rest of the friends and family. Of course I am on Twitter and see that UMUC 88.1 FM Radio was live with the FlyBoys.!(http://www.wmuc.umd.edu/) So I tuned in, and made up that request for "Kind of Like a Big Deal" by J.Ferb and Shov.! If you have not heard it, check it out.! http://www.zshare.net/audio/622761297ae6f026/
To make a long story short, I got put live on the air.! [Full Interview] Thanks to everyone up at UMUC 88.1 FM, and of course Ferb, DJ T.A.S.K, and the rest of the FlyBoys Fam.! http://www.zshare.net/audio/622848270101616b/

Until later.................. "Just think about ways that YOU could help build that "bridge" in YOUR community.!?"

Friday, July 3, 2009

"Exclusive DMV Skate Community Meeting..."


As I have told everyone that was going to happen... Dude Skateboards has organized the ULTIMATE Skateboarding Community Meeting.! For more information contact: DUDESk8boards@gmail.com. The meeting will be about the upcoming Skate Plaza, upcoming Dude Skateboards events, and of course ALL THINGS LOCAL.!!! Again, for more information contact us at: DUDESk8boards@gmail.com. Or twitter: http://twitter.com/DUDESk8boards

DO NOT FORGET WE ARE STILL COLLECTING SKATEBOARDS AND PARTS FOR OUR SKATEBOARD DRIVE. WE WANT TO PROMOTE BEING ACTIVE.! PLUS WE ARE RECYCLING.!!!
UNTIL LATER..... [REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE]

Thursday, July 2, 2009

"Skinny Jeans... Fitted Caps... Sick Beat..."

After my home boy Malcolm was dancing around on webcam to this song and then seeing my fellow hip-hop blogger, Elitaste, post the song on his blog, I figured we might as well blog about the video as well.! The New Kids.... Lets just say that they are LA's coolest scene-kids.!!!
For those of you who cannot dig the skinny jeans trend, look out for the next post.... For the rest of the world that is open-minded, enjoy "You're A Jerk" by The New Kids.!


Until later...... Skate to it.!

Friday, June 26, 2009

"My Morning Mantra"

Back when I first started the brainstorming process for Dude Skateboards, and even for Zealous Canvas (my first big business concept), I would wake up in the mornings to listen to one song. That morning mantra of mine was "Beautiful Day" by Gym Class Heroes. More than anything, just listen to the lyrics... They are so motivating.! Not to mention Travie gives a shoutout to the Jackson 5 [RIP King of Pop].

Until later....... "This is that day 'cause I could feel it.!"


Thursday, June 25, 2009

"RIP Farrah Fawcett..."


Just received an email that touched me... Especially since the picture that was used was of Farrah Fawcette, who passed away today at age 62, is riding a skateboard.!
With her celebrity, and girly-girl status, Farrah Fawcette did what we respect so greatly at DUDE Skateboards. She changed the 'status quo' of what a skateboarder looks like.
For those of you in the great State of New York, you guys had lots of rain for the official Go Skateboarding Day. So this weekend you'll are in luck with a second go around at Go Skateboarding Day.!!!! Here are a few locations to check out:
If you live in Brooklyn, meet at noon at Homage Skateshop (151 Smith Street, just off the F line at Bergen Street) for a skateboarding trip across the Brooklyn Bridge to the meeting point in Manhattan at Pike and Monroe Streets.
If you live in Manhattan, or are taking the subway, the festivities, which include demonstrations and giveaways, start at 1PM.
Until later... Have fun, and skate the day away.!!!

Here is the link to the original article by Examiner.com.
Lets just say this...... The blog of DUDE Skateboards is officially UNDER CONSTRUCTION. "Stay Away Some::Version One Point None" the first promo video, will be released on Monday, June 29, 2009.
[Stay Tuned].

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"STAND AWAY SOME::VERSION ONE POINT NONE"


Good day followers and the stumbling passer byers.! hahaha....!
[WELCOME]. Also WELCOME to everyone that I met today at the District V Coffee Club.!!!
DUDE Skateboards has had a day full of meetings, filming, editing, and then more paperwork... Who is complaining about it though because this is what was expected, and totally cannot wait for more.!!!!
Above is "Monkey".... He is all that we are leaking as of right now from our first promo video that is scheduled to be released on Friday, 26 June 2009. Check back around 5:00 pm for the official release of "Stand Away Some:: Version One Point None."

Just wanted these two things to be separate from the rest of the blog...........
1.) DUGEE..... WE ARE ON BRO.!
2.) J.Ferb....... "California Dreamin' But DMV All Day" is video number two point zero.!!!! [ASAP].

Until later..... Stay Safe. Stay Real. CHIIIIIIIIILL.! [lol].
By: Shaymar W. H.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

SHOUTOUT To Baltimore Rapper Los.!!!

For those of you who have been sleeping under a rock, and away from the world of YouTube and DatPiff... Local rapper Los, is definitely up there with his rhyming skills.! I remember sitting back one day with my little brother. Maybe I was cooking in the kitchen or something, and then my little brother says, "Shaymar, who is that on the computer.? This Dude could flow.!" That Dude that he was talking about, is Los.! Straight out of Baltimore, Maryland... Check out his mixtape G5.2 on DatPiff.com. Im sure he would respect the love on Twitter and MySpace as well.....
Looking forward to the collaboration.....
Until Later..... [SHRED] its Saturday.!!!
BTW... THE ORANGE WORDS ARE THE DIRECT LINKS.!!!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

"DMV Stand Up.... The new Wale Mixtape"


For all of the DMV area, the most anticipated mixtape is the new Wale & 9th Wonder, Presented by LRG:::: BACK TO THE FEATURE. Sit back, enjoy, and just 'meditate' to it.! Of course shout out to Wale.! [PG All Day.]
Until later Fam..... L8r.!

"Fam From Way Back--Reppin' PG.!"


DUGEE F. BULLER..... If you like DMV's own WALE, or even a fan of Eminem and my man Asher Roth, Dugee F. will be your man.! We go back to the days of hall passes and after school detention.!?
I am just gonna give you a peak into his mind.! This mixtape COACH SESSION 1.1 is fire.!!!! Check it out. Support him on DatPiff.!!! Dont forget to give feedback: DUDESK8boards@gmail.com Also follow us on Twitter.! twitter.com/DUDESk8boards.
In his words I am signing out today. Until later......... "BONG"

Thursday, June 18, 2009

"Best Holiday Since Christmas"


Ladies and Gentlemen... I am talking about Go Skateboarding Day.!!!

Get out there to shred, carve, rip, thrash, and grind EVERYTHING.!!! Dont forget to post pictures.! Send them to DUDESk8boards@gmail.com, and I will post them on the site.! Until later.... carve the day away.!

"DUDE's going shopping"


Its about that time for the boardshorts... And trends come and go, but Billabong really PIMP'd beach-to-street style this time with the new COLLABO Commonwealth and Billabong recycled and recyclable boardshorts.! For only $77 you are doing your part for the environment, and looking totally fly.!!!! Check them out at the Commonwealth website, or if you are in the DMV stop by and let them know that DUDE Skateboards gave them a shout out.!!! Until later........

Monday, June 15, 2009

"Daps & [lbs.]"


This weekend was something serious for us here at DUDE Skateboards.! Our first HAND is being given out to Cousin, Twin, and Los.... Each of you'll made this weekend possible on totally different levels.!
Cousin came up from Richmond to get DUDE Skateboards off of the ground.!!!
Twin went out of the way to make the weekend oe to totally remember.!
LOS.... One of the hottest rappers straight out of Baltimore City.! I dont want to write too much b.c Cousin will be on here soon, but That G5.2 mixtape made the entire weekend right.!
Big respect.!!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

"Sweet Playlist"

Here at DUDE Skateboards we are HUGE fans of music... All types.! Just
scrolling through my playlist while listening, I said "DUDE, BLOG IT.!" So that I did. Below is my current playlist for all of the moments that you want to just cruise::
"Is There Any Love (ft. Wale)"-Kid Cudi
"I Poke Her Face (ft. Kayne West & Common)"-Kid Cudi
"Whenever"-Kid Cudi
"Cartoon Chick"-Asher Roth
"Nike Boots (remix) ft. Lil' Wayne"-Wale
"09 Freestyle"-Kid Cudi
"I Love College (remix)"-Asher Roth
"Kicks"-Wale
"Say Yeah Freestyle"-Los
"Uniform"-Los
"Amillie Remix"-Los
"Corona and Lime"-Shwayze
I would sit here and write why these songs mean so much, but I dont want to give you guys an essay...! I want to give a WORD UP! to Wale.... Right out of PG.! Also Los from out of Baltimore, and my homeboy Dugee.... I've known this dude since way back.! Everyone else.... We thank you and respect you for what you do.... Until later.............
WORD UP PG.!
*Dont forget to support the artists by buying tracks on iTunes or off their site.!*

Sunday, June 7, 2009