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Mic Check

We were in the studio finishing Jay Bowers E.P. After we finished recording I started playing some of King Kast's beats and the homie Urgi started freestyling, so I said get in the booth. This is what came out of it. Let me know what you guys think by commenting below.

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@jaykillsdem
@diego__urgi

@Kastnfame

LA ROSA - The beauty in the struggle

Bella Muerta returns to our blog to shoot our in our latest dad hat release "La Rosa" (The Rose).  We dropped them in 4 different colors, so make your way to the headwear section to check them out. 

Model: Allie Valentine
Photos by: Sammy aka Ninjatron

Artist note: I am struggling artist, in a way that all my money doesn't really go into parties or strippers, but into my brand. We came out with this new dad hat "LA ROSA" which mean "The Rose" and as I tried to come up with an idea that represents it visually something came to mind, our struggle growing up. Regardless of what we went through, we are still here making art, making clothes, filming videos and doing what we love. Sure sometimes I may not have money for my expensive pastas that I love, but my rent is paid, my car is paid, and I still have money to invest in the thing that I love, making clothes. If it wasn't for those struggles, I wouldn't push my self to want more and actually go make it happen. Sure I'm a struggling artist, but there is so much beauty in the struggle. That's what "La Rosa" represents to us at #vndtastudios

In The Mood with Paris Loveee

Hope everyone is having a good summer so far, I know that I am. A couple of days ago I met with Paris Loveee, she came down to our VNDTA studios to create a set with me. Which I honestly really love, it was a simple shoot, yet, I just love how Paris creates these types of moods that I am looking for. 

Check out her instagram: @parisloveee

Visit our Print section, to own your own VNDTA photo prints. 

Photos by: Ninjatron2000

Summer Breeze ft. Nikki Price

Last week we came into the office early so we could leave early. As soon as we got to HB we met up with our friend Nikki. The Sun was perfect, nice cool breeze. Kast looked at me and said, "If we go into the office early, we could come out to the beach more often." After seeing the results of the shoot Kast did with Nikki, I think we might have to start spending more time at the beach. 

Model: Nikki Price (IG: @littlenikkilynn)

Photographer: King Kast (IG: @KingKast1) 

"The Film Club" Cafe edition with Jackie Luna Flower

I been on this trip of trying to make something different to this web site. Kast and I were talking about how the brand is not really a clothing brand, but sorta like a breathing evolving work of art to us. Well at least that is the attitude we take in order to create new products, new content and aspiring to make this web site a better experience. With that being said, I been messing around with dye colors and process. So we came out with a brand new idea, "The Film Club" Cafe edition tees. They are hand dyed, hand washed, to give them a bit of a vintage unique look to them. The beauty of these designs is that not all the tees are the same, they all have different washed out colors. It was fun making them and it is even more satisfying seeing how model Jackie Luna Flower looks in them. Pictures shot by photographer King Kast. 

Well I hope you like them as much as I enjoyed making them.
 

-Sammy T. 

I'M GOD'S LONELY MAN - BEHIND THE DESIGN

I'm God's lonely man... Taken from the movie Taxi Driver (1976). To me it could be interpreted in many ways. I saw the movie as something more than a movie. It was art. With message that came to me very clear a few months ago. I chose to interpret it as a man outside of society. Someone who saw the decaying world for what it really was, a shit hole. As I further explored this theme, I came to a realization that the character was not an outcast, but someone who escaped from the (man-made) matrix. That's how I feel, I don't follow the news, I don't get on Facebook, I see everyone moving through life just existing, desensitized from the current state of the world... no, the current state of their neighborhoods...no, lets narrow it down even further, the current state of their mind. So here we stand alone, outside of the matrix. Where it's just me and the creator waiting for the sun to shine.

-King Kast 

"Desert Daze" photos by King Kast

In the midst of the groggy day after Coachella, as everyone was trying to head back to their respective homes. I met up with Louise for an impromptu shoot. She had a long night at the festival, but we had made plans to meet up that Monday before she went back. Times weren't set, location was vaguely discussed, but I cleared my whole schedule for that day to leave to the location at a moments notice. Once she finally contacted me, we set up a time, and got directions to the location. The location was part of a multiple art installations in the Coachella Valley, Desert X. I met with her, she picked out her outfit. The day was warm, but a fresh breeze made it for a pleasant environment. From there, as cliche as it sounds, the rest is history.

-King Kast (ig: kingkast1)

Model: Louise Lee (ig: louiiselee)

"WAVES" OUR SOUNDCLOUD PLAYLIST

We spend a lot of time scavanging the web for new music that inspires our creative flow. So Kast came up with an idea to making a playlist on soundcloud that we all can listen to. We will update this playlist on the weekly basis, so make sure you download the soundcloud app and follow us. 

Enjoy! 

Making "Pan Dulce"

We are getting ready to try something new. We have a lot of people that are beat junkies and have been following us since the beginning of VNDTA music era. 

King Kast's "Pan Dulce" will be an EP, beat tape. 7 fresh cut hip hop instrumentals that will be able for download this March 20th. Check out the video:

ON MY MIND - MUSIC VISUALS

We collaborated with our friends, Yasmean (@yazmeeaann) and Tyson's Evil AMG (Yes the car has it's own instagram: @evil_amg) 

This was actually Yasmean's concept she pitched to us, and we are always on board with working on something creative. So we went with it. The music in the background is by King Kast, off his new beat tape dropping next week "Pan Dulce". 

Hope you like it.

-Sammy (@fucmyart)