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Sep 28, 2007

DJ Skribble Rocks Headlines and Heroes!

Skribble is setting new standards on the dance floor, the recording studio, radio, television, and with the recent introductory of DJ Skribbles Spinheads and Skribbles Auto Spa, even in the toy and custom automobile industries! He is among dance-music's most respected and acclaimed DJs; a multi-media personality, visionary, actor, producer, and artist.

Skribble (a moniker derived from his graffiti/art school days) first came to prominence in the early 1990s as the founder of the Young Black Teenagers (YBT) with MCs Ata, Tommy Never, Firstborn and Kamron. Their acclaimed hard-core debut was cut with assistance from Public Enemy and The Bomb Squad. Young Black Teenagers, replete with cover art that brazenly spoofed Meet The Beatles, yielded several hits. The group also stirred a great deal of controversy as none of the members were actually black, though they fully supported African-American culture and politics. A sophomore effort, Dead End Kids Doin' Lifetime Bidz, incorporated the talents of The Bomb Squad, Keith Shocklee, and Grandmaster Flash, and included the band's signature hit "Tap The Bottle".

As a solo artist, Skribble has enjoyed enormous success based on a work ethic that embraces the most disparate musical genres along with the discerning instincts of a master musician. "There is no music or culture that is unacceptable to me" he emphasizes. "One night I'll be doing a rave, another night I may work a commercial college club, then I'll move on to underground house. That's why I'm constantly on the road." Skribble's craft, though sometimes underestimated, is in a constant state of evolution. "DJs like me first gained respect from the musical community when they saw the amazing response we received from the crowd." During Public Enemy's Fear Of A Black Planet tour, Skribble DJ-ed with alternative avant-garde rock super-group Primus long before it was acceptable to meld rock and electronica. Night after night Skribble battled bassist Les Claypool in a call and response free-for-all jam. "In concert, I'm always improvising, changing the beats, matching the records, and scratching over them. I play off a musical intellect to do that, because I actually change the rhythm and groove of a whole record." Skribble has also performed as a DJ with Anthrax, Biggie Smalls, Craig Mack, Channel Live, K7, and Artifacts, and shared the bill on a tour with the Chemical Brothers.

An avowed road warrior, Skribble logs in over 300 concert dates per year. He has also hosted a vast array of MTV programming: Spring Break, Fly 2K, Sisqo's Shakedown, Global Groove, MTV Jams, The Grind, and the Daily Burn. On radio, hes torn it up on Skribble's House (WKTU-FM in New York) and Hot 97's Morning Show with Ed Lover & Doctor Dre (WQHT-FM in New York). Additional appearances include TVs Showtime At The Apollo, the Off-Broadway hit Jam On The Groove, and the Broadway musical Hip Hop Wonderland.

Skribbles released over fourteen albums including Essential Dance 2000, Essential Spring Break 2001 (debut ..1 on Billboard's "Heatseekers" survey), Skribble's House, and his latest cd, a collaboration with DJ Anthony Acid, Reloaded. Skribble's top selling hip-hop mix compilation, Traffic Jams, included original contributions from artists including Run (of Run DMC), Busta Rhymes, Lauren Hill, Wyclef, and Prakazrel (The Fugees). The follow-up cd, Traffic Jams 2000, boasted a line-up of exclusive material Gang Starr, Kurupt, Fat Joe & Big Pun, Juvenile, and AZ . Skribble is presently working on new collaborations with Johnny Vicious, HARRY CHO CHO , Eric Morillo, DJ Escape, JASON OJEDA, AND SAL BASILE on his upcoming THRIVE/PERFECTO album to be released this spring.

Skribble's work as a producer, scratch-er, and re-mix artist includes an astonishing list of collaborations with the most respected names in rock, r & b, dance, and hip-hop. "I never feel the pressure to make a hit record. I'm encouraged by the challenge, that's what I thrive on, that's what drives me." His scratches accentuated the Fugee's The Score and Wyclef Jean's Carnival. With partner Anthony Acid, Skribble's imprint can be heard on chart-topping re-mix hits by Missy Elliott ("This Is For My People"), Pink ("Most Girls"), Eden's Crush ("Love This Way"), Samantha Mumba ("Gotta Tell You"), Olive ("I'm Not In Love"), and Grace ("It's Not Over"), among many others.

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Sep 20, 2007

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Headlines & Heroes is featured in the Buzz Report Top 10 List।

"Headlines and Heroes is a creative concept that involves placing famous lines in history as logos on their shirts. In a culture where street wear clothes are becoming a huge hit, Headlines and Heroes fit right in. While their online site currently has a limited number of designs, they are working on distributing a new collection. Keep a look out!

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Sep 2, 2007

Shane & Shawn of Detny Rock H&H!

When twin brothers decide to use their business savvy and eye for fashion toward shoe manufacturing, not only do they raise their pimp status with the "Sex in the City" crowd, but they get the most props from the over-30 working women, who are starting to consider trading in couture for comfort.

With a history in sneaker design and a keen eye for fashion, Shane & Shawn Ward combined their resources and created two footwear lines - Shane&Shawn and Detny by Shane&Shawn – designed to make men and women feel as good as they look. Their shoes have already made their way into top boutiques and department stores and, with plans to launch their own store and clothing/accessories line, they’re guaranteed to be around for as long as women stay sexy.

Can you give us a little background on your company?
Shane: Well, we both went to the University of Michigan, and I studied industrial design in the art school, and Shaun studied mechanical engineering, and when I graduated in 1996, I was offered a job at Adidas in Portland, Oregon, to design cross trainers, women’s workout shoes, and cleats...so that’s pretty much how we got into the industry. [Eventually] the entrepreneurial spirit kicked in, and I really wanted to work on my own, and I decided to start a freelance design company called SW2 Designs and move to NY.

Shawn: When I graduated, I spent five years [working] at Daimler Chrysler, in automotive engineering, while earning my master’s in mechanical engineering. In 2001, I moved to NY because I had the opportunities there to work for myself, become an entrepreneur, and trade stocks in the stock market as a day trader, [but] when the market was closing at 4 o’clock, besides working out, I had pretty much nothing to do, so I started to help Shane out with the freelance company and brought a little bit more of a business side of the operations. My goal was to really take Shane as a one man show and take it to a formal company and expand it, but in the next two years, we ended up designing shoes for Reebok, Converse, Merrill, etc. [With] a really successful freelance design company from 2001 to 2003, we decided to start our own shoe company that reflects our own sense of style, but also combines with the athletic comfort that we’ve had expertise in over the last three years. So, in fall of 2003 we launched Detny, which is a combination of Detroit and New York, where we’re from.

Women love shoes and women love the men who make the shoes, so how has your life adjusted to the career switch (from sportswear to high-end fashion)?

Shawn: It’s definitely an unfair advantage to introduce yourself to a young lady and say you’re a shoe designer. So, obviously, there aren’t too many cooler things that you can say outside of “I’m a rock star.” But usually, if you’re a rock star or an actor, they should know who you are, but as far as like a regular job, designers are really perceived as “cool”. I’m coming from engineering and stock trading, and those aren’t really glamorous jobs, but, you know, being in this field where women love shoes, we’re able to put our shoes on celebrities, and we get a chance to meet celebrities who really embrace our product. Just being in the footwear industry has definitely enhanced our lives big time...it’s definitely a perk.

We really are all about the kind of rock-n-roll lifestyle - going to parties, having fun - but we also have substance to our shoes, and I think that’s what brings people back. We actually get, like, old ladies - literally 60 year old women - coming in and telling us how comfortable our shoes are!

If you guys started out with sneakers, what made you branch into shoes? The women’s shoe industry is tough, especially for two straight guys – and, you know, women are picky!

Shane: Well, from a business standpoint, women buy shoes, men don’t -

Shawn: - Generally speaking -

Shane: So, we were forced into it from a business standpoint, but I think over the years we’ve definitely come to appreciate putting shoes onto women, like during our events. We hang around a lot of women, and we don’t wanna just outfit ourselves in what we think is the coolest, hippest shoes that are comfortable, but we would like the girls around us to wear what we think would be hot on them. Another thing is, because we have the athletic background, we know how to build really comfortable shoes, and we would see women in elevators all the time wearing their office gear, but then they have like, New Balance or Nike shoes on and their office shoes in their bags, so there was a need for a shoe that at least can combine the two extremes.

Any plans for the future – expanding your brand, opening your own store, etc.?

Shawn: We’re gonna place [Detny] as a lifestyle brand; footwear’s our expertise right now, so we’re really building our foundation on what we’re experts in, like Kenneth Cole did. But we’re also gonna be launching handbags and hats – limited edition – for fall 2007, and then eventually go on into jackets, denim, shirts, etc, and a part of our business plan is to open our first Detny/Shane&Shawn boutique in 2008.

Thanks for Rocking that Headlines & Heroes!