THE REPACKAGE

THE REPACKAGE


Available This Friday!

Available This Friday!

Drake just announced that he’ll be releasing an “album” this Friday, featuring all of our favorite loose cuts. Songs that we no longer have to sit thru ads on youtube or shuffle thru Soundcloud for because they will be available on our favorite streaming platform.

Drake just widely exposed something I already knew and something you will know today. Old quality work can always be repurposed for a new gain. That album will surely debut on the charts and will be streamed religiously because people already love those songs and believe or not some Drizzy “fans” have never heard those songs before. Ridiculous!

Old work can only be repurposed if it is QUALITY and ORGANIZED.

As with myself, I do what Drizzy does with every LIFE LOGS release. Every article that is in my book(s) have already been published online. They are articles that already went viral (and still going viral) and are quality written works.

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However, the book format organizes those quality articles. Someone who is a new reader or even an avid reader doesn’t want to shuffle thru my blog and/or website for all the articles to read them.

So every few months, I compile articles from a certain time period into book format. The book features the same articles with some minor updates if I have additional or a change of thought w/ an article that was previously purposed.

Do not fall into the trap of thinking “I must always be creating” no you don’t. Continue to create at a pace comfortable at you and think of how you can repurpose some of your old work that’s been overlooked in the past.

Once you’ve successfully done that people will anticipate your next move just like we’re already anticipating that next Drake album.


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HOW LEGAL OWNERSHIP DOESN’T MEAN RIGHTFUL OWNERSHIP

HOW LEGAL OWNERSHIP DOESN’T MEAN RIGHTFUL OWNERSHIP

Ahh glorious movie logos

Ahh glorious movie logos


With the announcement of Marvel’s Phase 4, Marvel’s foothold on superhero cinema will continue for several years to come. Marvel built its cinematic universe on the backs of lesser known characters to the general audience (Iron Man, Thor, Captain America…). They’re HUGE comic book characters and super praised by comic readers but the masses really went crazy for Spiderman and X-Men.

Even the most nerdiest nerd & a person who can give two coke cans about comics can agree X-Men and Spider-Man are some of the coolest superheroes in the world.

MARVEL TEAM UP: X-MEN AND SPIDERMAN.    I actually had this comic but I think my grandma threw it away by mistake.    **goes and have a long talk with my grandma**

MARVEL TEAM UP: X-MEN AND SPIDERMAN.

I actually had this comic but I think my grandma threw it away by mistake.

**goes and have a long talk with my grandma**

Now, that X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Spiderman can be legally used in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it compels me to ask a very concerning question about ownership.

If someone has legal ownership are they truly the right person to hold such ownership? The answer to that question is an obvious NO but lets dive deeper.

For years, MARVEL couldn’t use its own creation (Spiderman) in films because the rights to the character was owned by SONY.

SONY gave us at least two classic Spidey films (Spider Man & Spider Man 2) and gave us two hot bowls of trash (Spider Man 3 and The Amazing Spider Man 2)

**The First Amazing Spider Man was decent but who cares**

**Oh and Spiderverse was really really good, some say best spider man movie ever**

SpiderMan is such an important member of The Avengers, it was imperative that MARVEL get these rights back and through a well negotiated deal MARVEL was granted a license to use SpiderMan within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). 

That is where the character belongs because since 2008 the MCU has built near flawless stories that can get a person that never picked up a comic book highly invested in year after year.

At least, SpiderMan had decent films under (what I consider) wrongful ownership. 

The properties that should cause the most concern are the Fantastic 4 and X-Men, which were owned by FOX before the big DISNEY-FOX acquisition deal.

THERE IS NOT A SINGLE GOOD FANTASTIC 4 MOVIE IN FRANCHISE HISTORY. THEY ALL SUCKED.

This poster looks like a theatrical disappointment

This poster looks like a theatrical disappointment

Yet Fantastic 4 kept getting greenlit for more films. Why? For years, those characters couldn’t get the proper cinematic treatment because of legalities. People who care more about the cash value than the cultural value shouldn’t even have a right to own such beloved characters.

I mean Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic, leader of the Fantastic 4) is one of the smartest characters in comic book history. Yet every time he’s one screen he looks like an idiot.

All Hail Our Leader Kevin Feige

All Hail Our Leader Kevin Feige

Then, there’s the X-Men franchise. We were given a couple good films but they can’t stay consistent to save their lives. The MCU is literally built on consistency and that is why the X-Men rights needed in to be in the hands of Kevin Feige ( the big guy who’s in the forefront of the MARVEL film revolution). 

This guy and a host of super talented individuals helped franchises that no one cared about  (Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man) turn into household names. Imagine what the team could do with something that is already an household name!

People are afraid of the media monopolization that is happening with Disney right now but if that means we’re going to finally get some classic movies from these priceless franchises then we’re just going have to shut up and deal with the mighty Disney reign.

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Jesus Christ at this point, I think DISNEY owns me.

Jesus Christ at this point, I think DISNEY owns me.

ANOTHER DAY (reissue)

Originally Released 2016. Now Back In Stock for a Limited Time. - On this Date 3 years ago, Lebron, Kyrie, and the Cleveland Cavaliers made history by securing the first championship for the land and Lebron’s 3rd. - Forever etched in history, this shirt by WELÇOME©️, helps commemorate the On-court camaraderie created between the Land’s two stars. - Hand Drawn Printed On WLCM’s signature yellow tee, this shirt will make you stand out like the champion you are. - You May not get that special shot like Kyrie or that Beastly Block like Bron, but you’ll wear the Another Day tee knowing you’re a star w/ a Champion Style.  SHOP: gettothecorner.com

Originally Released 2016. Now Back In Stock for a Limited Time.
- On this Date 3 years ago, Lebron, Kyrie, and the Cleveland Cavaliers made history by securing the first championship for the land and Lebron’s 3rd.
- Forever etched in history, this shirt by WELÇOME©️, helps commemorate the On-court camaraderie created between the Land’s two stars.
- Hand Drawn Printed On WLCM’s signature yellow tee, this shirt will make you stand out like the champion you are.
- You May not get that special shot like Kyrie or that Beastly Block like Bron, but you’ll wear the Another Day tee knowing you’re a star w/ a Champion Style.

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THE SYMPATHIZERS

THE SYMPATHIZERS  

KD after a successful surgery, reassuring fans worldwide that he will be fine.

KD after a successful surgery, reassuring fans worldwide that he will be fine.


The 2019 NBA FINALS has been one emotional rollercoaster ride. This year Golden State went from the most hated team in the League… to people actually showing empathy and being sympathetic for the Warriors?!

photo via ESPN

photo via ESPN

 photo via ESPN

 photo via ESPN

How does hate turns to “love” so swiftly? It’s called having a human heart. After seeing what the Warriors went through it activates something in a person with a soul to see that type of anguish. People identify with losses and struggle, not perfection. When the Warriors dominance started to look shaky, that’s when the massive support started to come together.

First, the horrific injury that happened to Kevin Durant shook the Warriors organization. Speculation swarmed the league that KD wasn’t ready to play in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA FINALS. However, the bustle of maybe he could come back and play also entrenched the league. When he did return to play he came back w/ a vengeance. Most would agree this was looking like a 40 point game for KD.

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Then, KD went down (oh no) with what we all knew was a fatal injury. The league sent their undying love and support. Even The Boy, Drizzy Drake was distraught on the sidelines like he just seen his dog get hit by a F-150.

Funny, KD was just the biggest snake on Planet Earth. Some went as far to call him the scum of the Earth. Now he’s everyone hero because he showed heart from a place of vulnerability.

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The tragedy for Golden State didn’t stop there. Klay was also bit by the injury bug after a dunk attempt that left him with a torn ACL. Fueled by a will to win, he makes it back to the court and hit two Kobe-esque free throws. 

China Klay in action 🤦🏾‍♂️

China Klay in action 🤦🏾‍♂️

Like KD, Klay was swarmed with love and support. Klay was just a budding joke, who even had the infamous nickname “China Klay” ( in reference to his Asia Tour for his signature sneakers in which he played like a person with zero basketball IQ). 

Seeing the Warriors depleted and facing imminent defeat gave people a chance to actually feel remorse for them. They’re able to feel Remorse after witnessing five straight dominant years. 

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A dynasty everyone wanted to end but after these misfortunate onslaughts to the team’s morale maybe the cheering for Bay Area’s Guiding Light will start once again.


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TIME HONORS THE DUPLICATE

TIME HONORS THE DUPLICATE


JORDAN 1s and a host of counterfeits.

JORDAN 1s and a host of counterfeits.


I was on instagram the other day and Grailed was doing a feature on Air Jordan I counterfeits. Jordan I counterfeits have become a collector’s item because of its limited supply. 

“In September 1985 the original Nike Air Jordan 1 released and with it came some notable counterfeit versions by brands such as Sang, Pro-Joggs and Honors Sports. Over time these fakes have become just as, if not more, valuable than the originals themselves.”

It made me think how over time the duplicate gets honored by consumers. Duplicate may not be the exact word to use but it will be used today to sort of exaggerate the eerie similarities in the products discussed today.

First, I remember when the BAPESTA sneaker by A Bathing Ape came out. The sneaker modeled itself after the Air Force 1. When that shoe first debuted people scoffed and mocked it like they were getting paid for it.

Actually people couldn’t even acknowledge the BAPESTA has its own sneakers. People thought it was a fake Air Force 1. The only noticeable difference a star is on the side of the shoe instead of the swoosh. And the word “ape” is on the midsole instead of the word “air”.

AIR FORCE 1

AIR FORCE 1

KANYE WEST X BAPE

KANYE WEST X BAPE

KAWS X BAPE

KAWS X BAPE

Despite these extreme similarities and mockeries, BAPESTAs went on to become streetwear classics. This is due to collaborations w/ visual artist, KAWS, and Kanye West. And being propelled by the Hip Hop community, BAPESTAs was something you could no longer mock.

More recently one could look at REVENGEXSTORM, a streetwear brand founded by Ian Connor known for its shoes. The shoes are almost an exact replica of the classics VANS shoe.  Once again the only difference is with the logo , which sports a Lightning Bolt instead of Vans’ classic logo.

REVENGEXSTORM

REVENGEXSTORM

VANS OLD SKOOL

VANS OLD SKOOL

Like BAPE, RevengexStorm  faced much criticism. Even articles was created informing readers NOT to buy a single pair. When faced with the burning questions regarding originality he simply refuted that NIGO® did the same thing with BAPESTA.

Because I like shoes and shoes are the hardest part to do. I like the Vans silhouette, so I wanted to do what Nigo did with BAPE, basically, as far as footwear.

After withstanding the criticism, the RevengexStorm sneakers are unmarked much higher than the VANS olds kool sneaker and are being regarded as grails.

Much like anything that get cool, RevengexStorm also got it hip hop stamp.

Lightning Bolt Diamonds cuz I want Revenge” - Gunna

As time progress people seem to overlook the lack of “originality” because the factors of status, validation, scarcity, and simplicity make the product worth acquiring and at times could be worth more than the original.


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NIKE AND THE ILLUSION OF PARTNERSHIP

NIKE AND THE ILLUSION OF PARTNERSHIP

KAWHI’s “KLAW” logo

KAWHI’s “KLAW” logo


Recently Kawhi Leonard filed a lawsuit  against Nike over his “Klaw “ logo. For those unaware, Kawhi Leonard is a basketball player that currently plays for the Toronto Raptors. 

Photo of Kawhi’s formal complaint

Photo of Kawhi’s formal complaint

According to Sports Illustrated, Leonard alleged that NIKE filed a copyright registration without the permission of Leonard. 

Photo of Kawhi’s formal complaint

Photo of Kawhi’s formal complaint

Leonard was adamant about the logo used by Nike was an original creation of his and was conceptualized way back during his college days.

      He insisted that he only allowed NIKE to use his logo on products on a permissive basis. NIKE was to acknowledge they had no ownership of the logo just limited uses that required Leonard’s permission. 

Kawhi’s Logo on a pair of Air Jordan V.

Kawhi’s Logo on a pair of Air Jordan V.

       This is where Kawhi went wrong. Kawhi is learning what previous collaborators learned the hard way. NIKE is always gonna look out for NIKE first.

Air Yeezy 1

Air Yeezy 1

       It’s like when Kanye was frustrated doing his “partnership” with NIKE because he wasn’t receiving royalties for his shoes & his collaborations was limited to a pair of sneakers every two years. 

        When NIKE was finished with Kanye they took his colorways applied them to other shoes with no afterthought about Kanye.

A pair Sean Wotherspoon’s “Air Max 97/1”

A pair Sean Wotherspoon’s “Air Max 97/1”

Same with Sean Wotherspoon, who is the owner of ROUND TWO, a vintage store with flagships in Virginia, Miami, NY, and LA. 

After, they were released, soon after Sean started teasing samples of what to come next.

First peek at the second wave! Still early on the sample process, and there’s a lot that’s going to change! I’m thinking add some color to the sole, make that air bubble infrared, gotta change the sock liner to yellow, maybe a new color insole?!, fix the denim on the tabs, and do a gradient from light to dark blue instead of all light blue?!? What new patches should I include with this pair?! I couldn’t be happier holding these babies in my hand, can’t wait to see the final sample! So much more dope Nike shit to talk about, can’t wait to tell everyone! 🌊🌊🌊🌊 @nikesportswear @nike

- Sean Wotherspoon

He thought that next was going to come but Nike went “NOPE”. No official explanation given, just the end of a partnership.

However, he did have this to say.

"I’ve been done working with [Nike], at least on another SW collab, for a while. Still lots of good friends there. I help when asked, but being able to spread my wings again is the best feeling ever," 

Well, its best to interpret that as NIKE gave him the boot and instead of being salty about it he took the bigger road to ensure no bridges were burnt. 

Wotherspoon wearing yeezys with no care in the world

Wotherspoon wearing yeezys with no care in the world

People were concerned with the partnership when he posted a picture of him in a pair of YEEZY DESERT RAT 500’s.

Who knows what his contract entailed but if Nike let a pair of yeezys stopped them from capitalizing more on the hype from those Sean Wotherspoon sneakers, shame on them.

Moving along, I would like to offer up this quote from Parent-Athlete and master wordsmith, Lavar Ball.

“NO NO CHECK THIS OUT NIKE GAVE THEM… THEY CAN’T TAKE THEY BRAND WITH THEM..”

“IF LEBRON AND KOBE LEAVE NIKE THEY WON’T LET THEM TAKE THE DESIGN”

“THATS THE BRAND NIKE MADE FOR THEM”

Lavar, didn’t tell a single lie. Recently Kobe launched one of his post-retirement ventures, Mamba Sports Academy. The sports academy offers a variety of training programs to Youth and Adults and isn’t limited to Basketball. Its all about embracing the “Mamba Mentality” Kobe possessed on the court. Its the mentality credited for getting Kobe 5 NBA Championships and many other accolades.

This new venture is all built off Kobe likeness and image. People will literally sign up for this camp because Kobe is attached to it. So It was kinda odd, when I saw the new merchandise for the Mamba Sports Academy. 

On Eastbay, the items aren’t even listed with Kobe name on them. The first word you see is Nike. It’s clear the sponsorship is with Nike so obviously you will see their name but one word doesn’t feature “Kobe” or at the very least “MAMBA”. 

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That was a clear sign to me that when it come to these partnerships, NIKE will be prioritized first and if you’re not willing to do that they will easily find someone that will.

Hopefully, Kawhi recovers his Intellectual Property and doesn’t make the same mistake with New Balance. Hopefully there will be clauses in his contract to ensure the proper uses with his logo and that He’ll never have to battle a Corporate Giant again and just focus on his Legacy.


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HOW QUICK WE FORGET

HOW QUICK WE FORGET


the first iPhone , man what a commodity this was

the first iPhone , man what a commodity this was

Today I was tracking a package for new WELÇOME© gear (oh yes #SAYURWLCM, the new collection, by WELÇOME©: HAND DRAWN GRAPHICS coming soon) and I clicked the link in my messages to track the package.

so many features and specs, boy I don’t know where to start

so many features and specs, boy I don’t know where to start

When I click the link I thought to myself “man how amazing is it that I can actually do this, I forgot how big of a deal this is”, which made me think about how quick we forget the coolness of things.

First, we can start by actually having a touch screen phone. Remember clicking one button for five different letters. Then T-9 came in play but you had to take a training course at Yale to master that lol.

Next, what about actually having the internet on our phone. Ever browsed the web on a flip phone? I did, and it was a complete waste of time. You can’t do anything on the flip phone internet browser. Think about someone from 99’ seeing you type in websites on your phone and watch full movies, their head would explode.

I’m still amazed at the XBOX ONE and PS4. Those are considered current-men games but I still look at them as next-gen games. However, pretty soon the PS5 is releasing and I’m not ready for that. I still don’t even have any video game system now lol.

look how amazing these graphics are 🔥, kids in the 80s heart would stop looking at this!

look how amazing these graphics are 🔥, kids in the 80s heart would stop looking at this!

Leaps in human history have been so amazing but cool eventually get normal and we are left unimpressed. When things become the norm we shouldn’t be so quick to complain about lack of innovation. Instead, we should appreciate the current state of technology and respectfully encourage the big tech companies to expound further upon the great strides that they’ve already taken. 

Why wait on a company for that matter ? Dig into that head of yours and get ready to make your own generation changing contribution to society just be grateful and appreciate of the contributions already in existence.


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A BUNCH OF QUARTERS

A BUNCH OF QUARTERS

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It is true value is determined by perception but perception can be quite misleading. The other day I was washing and I had a bunch of quarters in my pockets. I was just filling up the machines with quarters then, when I reached in my pocket, I was surprised to see that I only had like two quarters left.

I was like “man I just had all these quarters where did they go”? The quarters felt abundant but I probably didn’t have any more than five or six dollars in my pocket.

The quarters led me to think about we can think have so much of something but really it means little. Just because you have more in quantity doesn’t mean there is more in quality.

(I really hate the quantity over quality saying because it’s used by people as an excuse to why they can’t produce anything worthwhile but that is besides the point).

Life give us “quarters” in many forms to help us think about correctly assessing what is valuable and what is not.

Also, the quarters can be used as a lesson for splurging. You may dig into your pocket feeling mountains of currency but then it gets shallow and shallow until you end up with nothing. You always have to keep note of your situation at all times because you don’t wanna end up like me and have the “where did all my quarters go face”?

*what do a “where did all my quarters go face” look like? I will not provide an example but you can imagine it looks filthy and disheartening.* 


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