Saturday, December 6, 2008

Skull Ring with a bit of Bling

Black Boots introduces it's Mixed Stone Skull Ring that features a gynormous stone and elaborate precision features on the skull. This is a must have for you rock and hip-hop cats that are looking to make a statement.

"Datamancer’s Steampunk Laptop"

The "Steampunk Laptop" by Datamancer is a beautiful antique, and a functional laptop. This looks like something Thomas Edison invented in 1868. I am a sucker for novelties, and this laptop that resembles an antique music box is quite the "looker". I am unsure of the price, but I will have one of these.

Darren King of Mute Math Rips

Tkatz would like to thank Fila and Kidrobot

Tkatz would like to once again thank Fila and Kidrobot NYC for hooking us up with fresh gear for our CMJ Festival Showcase. We had a blast at both Manhattan stores. Everyone was super accomodating and we appreciate everything. I posted some pics below of both stores... Tkatz love Fila and Kidrobot!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Iterview with Justice

from ~ Karmaloop

Friday, November 28, 2008

New Tkatz Wallpaper

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Peugeot Touch

The Peugeot Touch is the brainchild of Designer Enache Florin. The "Touch" is specific to the touch(fingerprints) of it's owner. No one else can steal or drive your car without your touch. This car is the future and is sleek and elegant in it's unique design. Peugeot is always on the cutting edge of automotive technology and they don't dissapoint with the "Touch".

Video: Dj Mike Relm

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Midday In The Garden Of Good And Lovely

Being on tour is a great thing for the most part, but it can be monotonous, grueling, and most of all, very uncomfortable. Having the simplest comforts that we normally take for granted are the most gratifying in such circumstances. A few days into Tkatz tour on our way to Philly from D.C.,O8O came up with the greatest idea; "We are gonna stop by Ma Ma and Pap Pap's. O8O was immediately on the phone dialing up his grandmother to ask if these hungry and tired Tkatz could stop by and raid her fridge. So we were on our way to Columbia Maryland to meet 080's amazing grandmother "Ma Ma". 20 minutes later we were pulling up to the household of Henry and Barbara Felton, better known to the Tkatz as Pap Pap and Ma Ma. 7 disheveled bodies lumbered up to the door of the lovely home of the Feltons, and were greeted with hugs and the enormous smile of "Ma Ma". She encouraged our motley crew to feel free to raid the fridge, cabinets and counters of her lovely kitchen. We munched on hummus and pita's, stuffing are face with just about any snack you can imagine and Mel and 080 was busy scarfing down fried fish. We were even welcome to quench our thirst with mini budweiser's from Pap Pap's stash. The home was very classic in design and the walls were full of some incredible paintings from Pap Pap. I honestly did not want to leave this gorgeous abode. While stuffing down pita and hummus, I caught a glimpse of the back yard area and was instantly awe struck at the Zen garden that was just outside the sliding glass door. I asked Ma Ma if I could visit the serene garden, and of course she obliged. I was struck with a feeling of peace and calm being in this garden that looked as if it came right out of a novel. I snapped a few iphone pics and posted them below for all to enjoy this magnificent Zen Garden. These are the experiences in life no matter how simple and short that I will carry with me forever. My only regret is that I didn't get to meet Pap Pap. He was out for the day, and I hope to meet him soon. I will be blogging some of his remarkable paintings in an upcoming blog.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Bad Brains Hoodies by Supereme

Supreme just released a new hoodie set, paying tribute to one of my all time favorite bands the Bad Brains. The Washington D.C. band created the hardcore punk rock movement in the late 70's and influenced many bands, and was an enormous influence on me. These hoodies come in grey and red and feature the Bad Brains font on the front and also the band members names and instruments played on the back. I must have these to keep the chill off this winter.

Video:"Heartless" by Kanye West

Heartless from kwest on Vimeo.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Artist Profile: Jacklin Ariel Jones

I first experienced the artwork of Jacklin Ariel Jones at Solstice Cafe' located in the Grant Park section of Atlanta. Solstice is a very hip lounge that boasts some very intruiging local artwork. Ginger was a bartender at the time, and it was one of Tkatz favorite nightly haunts. I was simply amazed at the artwork displayed by Jacklin. What amazed me the most was her age. Her work is far beyond her 20 years. She works in many different mediums of art, such as sculpture, photography, and painting. Her work also does not follow any singular theme as most artists I have met. Jacklin will no doubt make an enormous impact on the art world. She has already made a huge impact on those of us lucky enough to have seen her amazing and growing talent. If you are interested in checking out her work please go to

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Yes We Can

New G-Shock Watch Pack

G-Shock Japan introduces the "Men in Ice White Pack". Both watches are similar yet slightly different in design. If you love white accesories, this watch pack will look great on your wrist with a white suit and sneakers.

Dave the Chimp Interview

Tkatz interview on Kiwibox

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President Elect Obama's Victory Speech

Obama's Victory Speech

Monday, November 3, 2008

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Tkatz @ Fila NYC

Tkatz recently toured the East Coast, and one of the sponsors of the tour was Italian clothing giant Fila. While in NYC, Fila invited the Tkatz to come by and pick out some fresh clothes for our CMJ performance. Tkatz would like to thank Fila NYC for being so accommodating, and also for showing support at our CMJ showcase. We love all of the shoes, sunglasses, watches and apparel that Fila flowed to us.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Nike Of The Week Vol.15

It's been a couple of weeks since I posted some fresh Nike's. I apologize for slacking on the blog. No excuses, but the Tkatz were on tour, and I didn't always have solid internet. This week's Nike is part of the Nylon Nike Pack. I don't know the official name of these Nike's, but suffice it to say, they are bad ass. If you love white sneakers so you can pull off that "Fresh to Death" look and appeal... these are the sneaks for you.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

TKatz Perform 3AM @CMJ Festival in NYC

The Tkatz performed at Room 205 in Manhattan last night for the CMJ Festival. It was a great show, and we would like to thank everyone for coming out in support of us. Thanks to all the Universal team for rolling out and thanks to Irv Gotti for showing his support. We would also like to give a big shout out to Tenisha Ramos for making all of this happen. Below is a live video performance of 3AM from last nights show... Enjoy

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Tkatz kick off tour in D.C

Tkatz kick off our tour in the nations capital Washington D.C on wednesday Oct. 15th. The "Get High DUI and Die Tour" or the "Designated Driver" tour is Thunderkatz way of spreading the message of responsibility. Tkatz wants you to have fun and party, but make sure you have a designated driver to keep everyone safe. We believe in having a good time @ 3am, just make sure you have a responsible driver to cart all of you party animals home. Check out our myspace page to get all of the tour dates on this short east coast swing.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

3 is better than 4

The "Energya" by designer Higgins-Aubé is a concept 3 wheeler that is aesthetically pleasing as it is energy efficient. It comes equipped with a 200 HP electric drivetrain that is quiet and environmentally clean. This 2 seater tops all other traditional trikes with innovation and design that is unparralelled.

"No McBush" T-Shirt

Push Pin Studios co-founder and graphic designer Seymour Chwast has just designed and released the anti Bush/McCain T-shirt dubbed "No Mcbush" for FreshJive. With all the negative tactics of the McCain ticket, it's great to see shirts like this one. Please get out and vote, I can't stress this fact enough...

Trailer: Oliver Stone's "W"

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Kimbo Slice Gets Knocked The F@CK Out

Miami street brawling legend and Youtube sensation Kimbo Slice aka Kevin Ferguson got knocked out Saturday night at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise Florida. The fight was the main event for CBS's Elite XE. Kimbo was scheduled to fight washed up mixed martial arts fighter Ken Shamrock, but Shamrock cut his eye during a sparring session earlier in the day, and wasn't allowed to fight Slice. Elite XE pulled Seth Petruzelli from an undercard fight and placed him in the main event against Slice. Petruzelli is much smaller than Kimbo, but has alot more experience. It only took Petruzelli 14 seconds to stun and K.O Kimbo, which shocked the Bank Atlantic Center, and also shocked the hell out of me. I was stunned when Kimbo went down after the first punch. To Kimbo's credit he took this fight having zero knowledge of Petruzelli's style. Kimbo made good on his promise to fight anyone, anywhere, anytime. Unfortunately it blew up in Kimbo's face on national television. I hope that Kimbo can recover from this, but only time will tell if Slice really belongs in the elite sport of mixed martial arts.

Snakeskin Chuck Taylor All Star

Converse presents the “ALL STAR FASHION MATERIALS” for part of their 100 year anniversary. This sneaker is made of real Python skin and has a price tag of ¥39,900 or $380(US). Tkatz guitarist Jon Jr. will absolutely love these.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Obama Poster by Upper Playground

This poster is brought to you by Upper Playground and designed by Cody Hudson. With just a month to go until the biggest election since 1964, this poster explains it simply: Hope... In the world we live in, Hope is what we truly need, and Obama must win the election for real change to succeed...

Friday, October 3, 2008

Nike Of The Week Vol.14

Well it's that time of the week again where I post my favorite Nike sneaker, and I am very excited to introduce the Nike Dunk SB "Bobba Fett". I love this Dunk SB as much as I love the original Star Wars series, and I have always found Bobba Fett as an intruiging although mysterious character. I will have these Dunks adorning my feet before the galaxy falls to the Dark Side. May the force be with you...

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Tkatz Presents KarTune @ The Masquerade

Tkatz and Rusty Nails Presents KarTune @ The Masquerade Friday Oct.3rd in the Purgatory section downstairs in the Masquerade Atlanta Ga. Tkatz will host this animated party featuring music by: Steph Styl, DJ Smiles, C. Wil,DJ Apple Juice and Tkatz faves Flyy Academy. The Tkatz will also perform a new set of mixed tape songs. The party is 18 and up and no cover charge for 21 and up. Come out and "Get Animated" with Tkatz and friends and kick off KarTune with a bang that will leave you wanting more.... "That's all Folks"

Ginger gets Cover of "Prick" Magazine

Tkatz very own Ginger Coyle is featured on the cover of tatoo rag "Prick" magazine. Prick also features a three page spread on Ginger's tatoos and interview about Ginger and the Tkatz... You can download the entire issue in PDF format by going to the website and clicking on the cover to the top right of the page.... go here

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Gas Tube Clock

The Nixie Clock is comprised of six gas cathode tubes very similar to guitar amplifier tubes, that display bright orange glowing numbers in hours, minutes and seconds. The base is constructed of black anodized aluminum and cherry wood. This clock reminds me of what Dr. Frankenstein would use as a timekeeper. The price tag is not too bad at $415(US). This is a must for science fiction buffs and guitar enthusiasts.