Thursday, February 26, 2009

Young Jeezy - Circulate

Here is the Belvedere commissioned Jeezy vid. Im not mad at music video cross marketing. Shot by Terry Richardson

Ransom All Day


Online store coming soon!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Interview

What I meant with regards to the 808's question was that the songs on that album were more from a man's perspective - I never said the songs don't appeal to women all together.


So Far Gone Review in Exclaim

So Far Gone
By Tara Muldoon

The long-awaited So Far Gone mixtape from Toronto's Drake was released to a massive amount of critics and bloggers awaiting its arrival. The third in a series of acclaimed mixtapes, So Far Gone is a combination of hip-hop and R&B that's refreshing at the very least. He blends his lyrical talent with an array of styles and flows, creating a product that can appeal to any music fan. "Nov 18th" and "Uptown," featuring Bun B and Lil Wayne, are album highlights where Drake sounds completely in his element. The Lloyd supported "A Night Off" is a sure shot "in the mood" jam demonstrating the sensual side of Drake. The slower tracks ("Brand New" and "Sooner Than Later") are haunting reflections on relationships that Drake pulls off with ease. The downside of the album is that it is just a mixtape; Drake has some seriously high expectations to conquer

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Skam Rocks for Louis Vuitton Toronto

Toronto OG Skam Rocks for Louis Vuitton Sprouse tribute the Toronto Bloor Street Louis Vuitton store.

Monday, February 23, 2009

K-Os - 4 3 2 1

Ryan Leslie

This is an ill viral marketing effort. His outfit could have been better, but he managed to pull off this re-enactment of the creation of "addiction" without it looking too contrived.

Making of "Addiction" from Ryan Leslie on Vimeo.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Ransom Spring 09 Launch Party

The collection drops in store tomorrow. Party at the shop on Sunday night. Ransom and Oct Own crews in the house. RSVP or hit me up for more info.

Drake interview with Complex

Read HERE. Now you know.

"So Far Gone has a lot of meanings—as the way we carry ourselves, the way we dress, the way people view us, not to sound cocky, it’s just that feeling that we’re just distanced in a good way. You’re just elevating past the bullshit and past all the shit that you used to be a part of and you’re not that proud of, you’re just so far gone."

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

So Far Gone Relese Party -Toronto


Drake - Congratulations

Drake - Congratulations

Here is the last song from the CD version of So Far Gone.

Monday, February 16, 2009


There will be another song on the manufactured CD version of "So Far Gone".

Ill post it on here when the CDs are ready.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Karen Walker S/S 09

Karen Walker

Ransom Fall 09 Show Las Vegas

If you're in Vegas next week, come say whatup and look at the new collections.

Friday, February 13, 2009


Fashionably late.

Drake - So Far Gone


honestly, i am sorry, give me 1.5 hours more.

Its done, its just printing and i have to ID the tracks, almost there.


Im in LA, so I got till 12 PM PACIFIC TIME!!! We still recording, CEO Jas took that picture like 10 min ago, as soon as we done this interlude Ill upload the links. But I got till midnight PACIFIC TIME!! thats 3 HRS!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Almost Done...

I'm in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in LA editing and mixing the tape right now. Im gonna post it as soon as i finnish putting it together. Ima be up all night working, but its all good cause my homey Ben Baller brought me that real deal LA "Good Good" aka "The Ghostface Killah". These are some pictures I took yesterday, our last day of recording. LA truely is a beautiful place.

So Far Gone Cover Art / Track List

So Far Gone will be available for download right here on October's Very Own before midnight, Thursday February 12, 2009.
Artwork by Darkie.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Aka Madeline Zima.

Am I on a ride for this one?

2 Days Left...

Monday, February 9, 2009