Snoop Dogg G-Pen Herbal Vaporizer
Smoking and hip-hop often go hand-in-hand, but for those smokers who have to endure the winter (aka out in the east coast), it can be tough times. Don't worry though, 'cause everyone's favorite weed rapper, Snoop Doggy Dogg, has the solution. A vaporizer. Vaporizers allow you to get high while giving off hardly any scent or smoke, so you don't have to worry about stinking up the house. It's not the cheapest vaporizer around, but it's also not too pricey, and will undoubtedly make any Doggstyle fan happy. It can be yours for $99.95.
Beats By Dre x Undefeated Studio Headphones
These limited edition headphones came out just in time for you to cop them as a Christmas gift. Headphones are necessary for any hip-hop head, and Beats By Dre are all the better. The Undefeated collaborative pair are wireless and noise-cancelling and come in an olive green as seen above, as well as your standard red, white, black, among other colors.
A pair will run you $329.95. If your girl is into Nicki Minaj though, it might be better to opt for her newly-launched Pink Pro line (also seen above), and if your girl is a high-end fashion lover, an even better option would be the super slick-looking Alexander Wang Beats By Dre, which will run you $499 (see photo above).
J. Dilla "Donuts" Box Set
J. Dilla's Donuts qualifies as a classic hip-hop album in most heads' books. Stones Throw Records are releasing a box set of the seminal album, which includes the album and bonus tracks on eight 7-inch singles. Among the special gems in this release is "Signs," never before released on vinyl, as well as DOOM, Ghostface and Dilla's "Sniper Elite" & "Murder Goons."
This little piece of J. Dilla history will cost you $39.50.
Stussy x Timberland Collaboration 6" Boots
Timberlands have become synonymous with hip-hop, and have become a staple in any rapper's wardrobe. Whether it's winter or summer, you can catch a rapper or a hip-hop fan rocking their Timbs. Stussy and Timberland have now one-upped the classic Timberland 6" boot with their Winter 2013 collaboration. So if you want to rock a pair of Timbs that you won't see every other rapper/fan wearing, while staying true to the classic Timbs, you should opt for these. Three color-ways are available, classic wheat, olive green and black. Each pair has a gold zipper in the inside, with the Timberland logo and other hardware in matching gold. Stussy's No. 4 logo can be found on the tongue.
Socks are a pretty standard stocking stuffer or miscellaneous Christmas gift, so instead of the usual white socks why not give someone socks they'll actually love to wear this year? Granted, you probably won't get these from your Grandma, but if you're looking for something quick and easy to give your friends HUF weed socks are on point. HUF socks will run you about $12, and they come in a variety of colors for every kind of weed-lover. From a classic grey and green-leafed socks, to tye-dye purple and pink for the trippiest of weed smokers, to an updated snowflake version (which is really winter-appropriate). Weed socks not only look cool, they'll keep you warm and comfy.
"Houston Rap" Deluxe Bundle
Southern-influenced rap music is becoming quite mainstream these days, but for those hip-hop heads that want to reminisce about OG Southern rap days, the new book from Sinecure Books is perfect. "Houston Rap" is comprised of photographs by Peter Beste and writing from Lance Scott Walker, as the two delve into the every day Houston hip-hop community, while profiling rap heavyweights from the area, including Bun B of UGK, Z-Ro, Big Mike, K-Rino, Willie D of the Geto Boys, Paul Wall DJ Screw and of course, Pimp C. The editor of the book described it as such, "We edited the book as a 24 hour glimpse into the culture. We take you from the projects to the studio to the strip club and back, all along with an on-going oral history narrative from the people of the culture."
The Deluxe Bundle includes a bunch of goodies: the Slipcased Exclusive version of the book with DJ Screw/Fat Pat 7” vinyl, a fold-out poster, Houston Rap Tapes (the accompanying publication of oral histories), a DVD of Ghetto Dreams (the Fat Pat documentary), a signed photographic print by Peter Beste, and a 2LP limited vinyl edition of DJ Screw’s All Screwed Up. The Bundle comes in a Sinecure Books tote bag.
Only 800 copies of the Bundle are available, and they're only available online for a price of $150. If the Bundle is too much for you to handle, you can cop the Slipcased version of the book for $49.95.
Eminem x G-Shock Watch
G-Shocks are the standard when it comes to watches worn by the hip-hop community. Thus it probably comes as no surprise that the company decided to collaborate with rapper Eminem for their 30th-anniversary limited edition watch. This G-Shock pays homage to Eminem's roots by featuring Detroit's skyline along the wristband, while the watch itself is a cool matte black with black dial and black reverse LCD. This collaborative watch also features Em's signature backwards E as well as his Shady autograph on the watch band.
The watch just dropped on December 7th, right in time for you to pick it up for that special someone at a price of $180.
Childish Gambino- Because The Internet CD
Childish Gambino's new album, dropping December 10th, is the kind of LP that would be nice to receive in physical form as anyone who's seen the CD packaging knows. While the average person may not be in the habit of buying albums, it's always a pleasant surprise to receive one, especially around holiday time. Gambino's record label was worried that releasing an album during the holiday season would result in less sales, so prove them wrong by purchasing a hard copy for your rap indie BFF. It's less than 15$.
"Back In The Days Remix" 10th Anniversary Edition
"Back In The Days" received a re-issue upon its tenth anniversary. The book of photographs looks at burgeoning hip-hop in the '80s era, before it was a multi-million dollar industry. "Back In The Days" portrays hip-hop through the DJs, b-boys, painters and the streets-- not the more common notion we see today of gangsters and guns. Jamel Shabazz provides plenty of photographic evidence, from when he was in New York kicking it with a variety of like-minded individuals and OGs to the hip-hop game.
This collection of hip-hop photography is definitely something worth looking at, and for only $35 on Karmaloop it makes a nice gift for any lover of photography and/or classic hip-hop.
Nike SB Dunk Ugly Christmas Sweater Pack
These festive kicks from Nike are were released on December 7th, and are themed perfectly for the traditional Christmas sweaters sported this season. They're available online and in store exclusively at their collaborators on this shoe, CNCPTS. They're offered in a black and white colour-way, complete with snowman, snowflakes and holly for an obvious Christmas touch. One pair will cost you $225.
Pioneer DDJ-SX Controller
Do you have a friend who's interested in production? Why not gift him with the perfect way to get started, the DDJ-SX controller for Serato DJ. Pioneer has created their first 4-channel performance DJ controller/mixer for the DJ in every one. You can find it in both black and a limited edition gold, for around $1,199. And if you feel like dishing out a few extra dollars, Havoc's "Infamous" producer kit would go nicely with this.
Jay Z x Barneys Holiday Collection
Jay Z's new limited edition holiday collection with Barneys comes with a hefty price tag, but that won't scare off some of the most devout Jay fans out there. If it's in your price range, Hov's New York City Hoorsenbuhs double-finger ring would make a very special someone happy (for $12,500). Of course, there are some cheaper (but still expensive) pieces, any of which we would assume would make a fan/lover of fashion happy, from his all-black Brooklyn cap (only $875), to the black and white varsity coat.
A Bathing Ape Lizard Camo Down Jacket
What better way to ensure you're keeping warm this winter then with a dope BAPE hoodie coat? They've released this new winter coat in a "lizard camo" color, which is down-filled and has a polyester lining. The hood will keep you even warmer with a Chinese raccoon fur trim. The only way to get this cozy coat is through A Bathing Ape's online store, at a price of approximately $595 USD.
PUMA Soundchuck Bluetooth Speaker
We admit, your first instinct when considering a portable speaker would probably not be PUMA. However the sportswear/lifestyle brand have come through with a fantastic little wireless speaker that is weather resistant, perfect for listening to your hi-fi bangers in any type of condition, whether outdoor or indoor. The portable speaker which has bluetooth built in is being sold by Apple, thus it's compatible with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The two speakers on either end of the cord can be held together by a magnet, or separated as desired. Plus it's available in orange, red and black for $129.95.