The Mode

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The mode this week takes us back to where we started. Why do we do what we do? Choices and our determination amounting into opportunities have never been more crucial. If it were all easy we probably wouldn't even bother. Perhaps we give ourselves a challenge because we know we can exceed and even succeed. What else is there but right now? Check out the latest on streetracemusic.com :)

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Climbing to the top

0da682547a0e3a5c6741b0bb75b18e29 While trying to stay out of the winter cold, we had the great fortune of meeting Yulia, founder of ArtCase Production, to learn a little more about their exclusive hand painted prints, the persona behind ArtCase, and what the future might look like.

With a love for freedom, adventures and, believe it or not: mountains, Yulia started up ArtCase years ago, without any scholarly or professionally trained background. The mission has always been to get as close as possible to the customers' dream t-shirt or sweatshirt. ArtCase represents all that is unique, free and original, and Yulia proudly speaks of the limitless:

Imagination and creativity are endless, so I will say that our goal is to go into your head, understand what you want and make it look greater than you can imagine.

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A lot of the inspiration comes from the hip-hop culture, graffiti and street art, but Yulia also finds here artistic vision being influenced by nature. She explains that sometimes all you need is a breath of nature, to escape the city, and the inspiration comes flowing by itself. Although, for Yulia, there is no greater source of motivation than people, people falling in love with the art that she creates, happy people.

My favourite part is when you are concentrated on the idea, brush, paints and material at the same time, seems like nothing exist, just this moment and you are so much into it. And I love to find a color solution for the work, gradients, shadows etc. And the best feeling is when customers are happy with their clothes of course.

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We have all been very curious to hear in what direction ArtCase will go next. Although they already are shipping their production worldwide, and currently working mostly online and through their social networks, they are looking to move in the direction of selling in stores in Paris as well, to find new and exciting customers.

Here is a sneak peek of some of ArtCase's pieces from their latest winter collection. Which one is your favourite?

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Join in on the ArtCase movement and order your personal hand painted shirt today!

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Celebrating Iverson

It was an honor and complete thrill for the StreetRacer Team to be invited to Allen Iverson's retirement party at the Soundgarden Hall in Philly last Friday. It was nothing short of an entertaining and happening event with many unexpected guests - Mutombo, DJ Clue, legendary Bun-B, Guordan with Meek Mill's Dream Chasers, and Coley with the Revel Music crew were all in the house. Looking back on Iverson's career it has made me ponder on the harsh, but incredible road to success, and how hard work should never be underestimated. Ask yourself, what makes you think that you can make it?

Here's a peek at some of the highlights of the night!

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Psst! For all you curious fans out there, Coley will be opening for Nelly, March 29th at the Soungarden Hall, something you will not want to miss!

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Artist of The Week

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He's not your ordninary rapper. With a bio nothing short of comical and real, innovator and artist, Coley, is bringing a whole new flavor to the world of hiphop. Starting out on Wall Street in New York he hustled his way to start up his own record label. Just a few weeks ago he opened for Wale and Jermaine Dupree, and this upcoming weekend he is about to celebrate Allen Iverson's retirement. You'll find him climbing the latter of success over in the well-known Philly studio, Revel Music. Check out his latest music video below...

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We can't wait to see what Coley has in store for us next. Stay tuned!

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Hot this week

It's amazing how so much hard work and dedication can show results in the blink of an eye! "Take The Fast Lane" has become somewhat of a sensation on datpiff.com, if you haven't already checked it out, I STRONGLY urge you to do so now! With more than 40, 000 views, over 2, 000 streams and 3, 000 downloads, Streetracer Productions is blowing all of our minds. Not only are the numbers looking great, the mixtape made the top 8, on Tuesday the 2nd, the day it was released! We would like to give special thanks to all of the artists and talented producers, as well as collaborators who have helped made this journey possible. This is only the beginning... mixtapesuccess

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