Weekly @FreehandProfit Playlist

I announced tonight on Instagram that next week I’ll be releasing photos of the golden Yeezy II Horus mask, til then you can take a listen to this week’s playlist. I have been bumping this heavy this week, been working long days prepping for next week’s release. -FP

Weekly @FreehandProfit #Spotify Playlist Vol. 2

I have photos of 3 new sneaker masks releasing this week, right here and on FreehandProfit.com. While I’m at work in the lab you can bet I’ll have the speakers thumping, check out this week’s Freehand Profit Spotify playlist to hear for yourself. Think the playlist is missing something? Want to see your music included? Leave…

Weekly Freehand Profit Spotify Playlist Vol.1

I can’t tell you everything I’ve been up to lately but what I can tell you is I have a lot of new masks to release, new masks to photograph and even more masks in the works. It’s been relentless but once all is said and done you’ll see the results of all that effort. Until then,…

@FreehandProfit ‘s Weekly #Spotify Playlist : The Spark

Music, namely Hip-Hop, has been my biggest influence since ’93. In an effort to share what I listen to – while I’m in the studio working on masks, or driving out to a photo shoot, or just running ’round with Thor & Hank (my rescue pits) – I am going to post a Spotify playlist each…

More of sneaker mask No. 102!

The LeBron 11 “Terracotta Warrior” Gas Mask was Freehand Profit’s 102nd mask and created for recording artist Kasey Framez. Framez’ upcoming album entitled “Airosole” will feature a comic book illustration by Jose Molestina (@journeystudios) with the hero donning the mask by Freehand Profit. FP also designed a Guerrilla Art Squadron version which can be spotted in…

Happy 420! Nike SB “Skunk” Dunk Mask

This is for all my smokers! Here’s a lil something to soak in whether your catchin’ vapors, splittin’ blunts, rollin’ spliffs, packing bowls or dabbin’ – proud to present my 82nd sneaker mask made from a single pair of 2010 Nike SB by Todd Bratrud. I’ve known for a long time the pressure that comes…

Air Jordan IV (4) “Toro” Gas Mask by Freehand Profit

The 70th sneaker mask made by Freehand Profit, the Air Jordan IV “Toro Bravo” mask takes the form of the iconic Chicago Bulls logo. Perry Brooks @bigbrooks8and9, from 8 and 9 West, modeled this art piece among the Pacific forests, forming this Minotaur’s natural labyrinth.  The mask was commissioned by art collector, K. Santa @santaklaus36, who sacrificed…

A Look At 14 Unreleased Masks

Kickin’ off the new year right with a look at 14 unreleased masks. Take a look at the gallery below and be sure to cast your vote for which mask(s) should be the first release of 2014. Masks have long been cultural mile markers during times of change. They allow us to explore the paradoxes…

Air Jordan VI (6) “Black Infrared” Gas Mask

Masks serve a number of functions, possibly more than ever in modern society. They have breathed life into ceremonies and performances since the ancients. A mask can instill fear, disguise a criminal or cover a surgeon’s mouth. Masks not only obscure a physical identity but can also express identities unseen. The sneaker masks I’ve created…

Interview with Philly rapper Emanuel X: “Behind ‘Gold Tombs'”

As a nearly lifelong Hip-Hop head I’ve seen a lot over the years. Some have been declaring Hip-Hop dead for over a decade, understandably so as we see the likes of Bieber trying to crossover to rap. The die hard fans of what we call “real Hip-Hop” refuse to let go, constantly searching for up-and-comers…

@FreehandProfit creates a classic mask for @MethodMan

Normally new masks are released every 1st & 15th but I got a special piece to share with you today. I started this month with a tribute to Wu Tang Clan, fittingly because September is the 9th month (Wu Tang Clan being made of 9 deadly emcees). Sebastian Bleak and I made it to Rock…

A Tribute to the Crew known as Wu: 3 New Sneaker Masks by Freehand Profit

SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU! Hip-Hop has always been about ‘the crew’. Whether it was Bambaataa’s Zulu Nation, the Rock Steady Crew breakin’ out of the Bronx or TATS CRU wreckin’ walls- ‘the crew’ is ever present. Being that my work aims to reflect Hip-Hop I started looking for ways to represent my crew (Fat Chance Crew) and also…

KD IV “N7” Mask: A Throwback Release

You may have seen this piece before but the KD IV “N7” mask was never officially released on freehandprofit.com. When I created it for DJ SKEE last year I included it as 1 of 10 exclusive and never-before-seen masks featured in my book “Army of the Undeadstock”. It’s been a helluva ride since then, the…

Another restock? No, BRED XIs like you never seen.

Just touched down last night, fresh back from San Antonio – still got some of that stale airplane air in my lungs. Too bad I’ll never be able to wear one of these masks on a plane (Note to self: photo shoot). It was worth it though, San Antonio is a beautiful city yo! I…

@EMANVELX Releases ‘All American Dreams’ ft. @JdotMARS

Here’s some killer Hip-Hop to start your day. What you gon’ think up today?   Philadelphia’s Emɐnuǝl X releases the first official vi$uals for the first single entitled “All American Dreams” off of his upcoming album ‘Gold Tombs’. The jam features Delaware artist J.Mars on the chorus and a verse to conclude the song. The two styles…

“Killin’ Monsters, waiting for Meth” – Method Man show in OC

Anyone who’s read my interviews or artist statements has an understanding of how influential Hip-Hop has been on my life and art. Very few emcees have had an effect quite the way Method Man has. Snoop and the West Coast were the first to catch my ear in grade school, ‘Doggystyle’ was my first album….

@BurnRubber debuts “Detroit Rubber”: Watch Episode 1 Now!

Rick and Ro from Detroit’s sneaker shop Burn Rubber. BR is notorious in my sneaker rotation for the New Balance 580 “Blue Collars”, other notable collabs with Reebok like the “Apollo Young” Questions will be hitting the Chopping Block in 2013. Those of us watching the sneaker game would be short sighted not to be…

Originally posted on Davey D's Hip Hop Corner:
Looks like Lupe Fiasco is gonna stick to his principles no matter what.. We’re getting reports that he was dragged off stage from security at a StartUp RockOn  event in Washington DC..Apparently he performed his anti-war, anti Obama song Words I never Said for 30 minutes..…