Randomsss..Featuring..Slam x Hype
Everyone knows Slam x Hype..One of the top blogs out on the internet..I got a chance to sit down with Mr. Slam and get his views about different things that's going on in streetwear culture today..About his new site..And just random ass questions..Peep it..
1. The new blog..Had fingers clicking and eyes peeled to the screen..whyd you go from a more unique site to a more clean and neat look?
Slam: I really want the site to be about the content. The new site is more about the functionality than the look. At the same time, the aesthetic is alittle more basic, which in an ironic way makes it a little different. You'll notice all the header fonts etc are a little grimey...So its not as neat as it seems. We're still working on much of the functionality of the site to make it as user friendly as possible.
2. How do you feel about streetwear today..And all the beef that goes around which is pretty much nonsense?
Slam: The beef is hilarious.. I have never seen so much hate as I encounter everyday, I don't know if its because people in streetwear are more determined to speak their minds, or they just literally hate everything? Personally, we never speak of things in a negative way on Slam X, in an effort to try and somehow promote a positive look on things.. I'll admit,I am not a big fan of everything that comes out, every move that companies make, everything that people do in this game, but I have much more important things to worry about and there is so much good hapenning that I don't have time for the bad. I think the funniest thing is the fact that people have 'internet ego', I get a lot of hate myself, but ONLY on the net, No one ever says anything to my face, I am pretty sure most these kids wouldn't say anything to Nigo or Pharrell either..
3. What would you rather do...A. Eat 20 $1 dollar bills to get $100.00's in the end..Or B. Get your kicks stepped on and smudged..
Slam: I'd eat the 20 $1 bills. No doubt. I'm not precious over shoes, I wear all my shoes, but I'm not stupid either..
4. Blogs Blogs Blogs..How on earth did you manage to get so many blogs on your new site..
Slam: The funny thing is there are more to come..How did I manage it? Probably from not being a hater? I have no idea.. But the aim was to compile a list of people that I personally wanted to hear about...This way I figured we couldn't go wrong. Many of the people in the Blog Rolls, are more influential than you even think, and they all love to speak their minds, and have the cred to back that up! With so many different people and groups represented, theirs always something on slam X for everyone.. You can't help but find something new and interesting when you type in that url..Slam x Hype
5. Where do you see the internet going with all the hype and clothing in the next year..Up..Down..Staying the same..
Slam: I see Slam X becoming the only site in this culture left. The others will all give up as they can't keep up.. j/k...Its hard to say..I get asked a lot, a similar question, in regards to sneaker culture and how long I think the mainstream hype will continue, I always get it wrong, I thought the SB thing would have died by now, but it just keeps getting bigger, there's now very much as strong a following for tee shirts as there is sneakers and I don't see that dying soon at all..As far as the internet part of this game, its only gonna get bigger... There are new blogs popping up every week, new phenomenems, first there were forums, then online magazines like, Beinghunted and Evil Monito, then blogs like Slam X, now its about individual blogs as seen on our 'Blog Rolls' and Honeyee, and brand blogs like Rogues Smog, MTTM's Mob Life, A-rons Glob and the rest, and then there's the weekly drop and now sneakerplay, .. What's next? Who knows.. But I can't see it slowing anytime soon.. There's a lot of scope on the internet and I am pretty sure the internet is starting to harm published magazines now..Which means bigger corporate companies will start getting involved, moving their money from magazines to the internet, which could make things very interesting..