Thursday, December 31, 2009

Braggin' Rites Open Mic Emcee Battle/Open Bboy Battle in BROOKLYN 01/09/10

Braggin Rites is having this event on January 9th at 2 in the afternoon at Public Assembly, located in Brooklyn. Braggin Rites was a very popular event a couple years ago, before they stopped due to losing their venue. It's good to see that they're back, because I was pretty young when they were happening, so I really couldn't make it. I know that they're a good hip hop event and you should wear a hot hip hop shirt or hoodie like the ones Branded Baron offers.

Here is the info from one of the top people at Braggin' Rites:

"Here it is again my peoples....Braggin' Rites Battles is poppin' off January 9th at 2 in the afternoon at Public Assembly located at 70 N 6th st Brooklyn, NY btwn Kent and Wythe sts.

For the uninitiated, Braggin' Rites is an open mic emcee battle/open entry break battle. Started in 1997 in NYC we stopped the show in 2003 after losing our venue, and are now getting back to it.

$10 w/flyer $15 w/o


November winners are:
emcee: DNA

DJs are:
bboy battle - LEAN ROCK (floorlords/horsepower)
emcee battles - DP ONE (turntable anihilists)

We are shortening the emcee battle while we build that portion of the event back up. It will now consist of 8 emcees (4 preselected and 4 spots raffled off). The winner will get $300. The break battle will remain the same. 16 athletes battling for $500.

I know not all of you may be in NYC at the moment, I just want to make sure the word gets out despite your location. Those that are in the area, I hope to see you there.



For more info feel free to contact me at EYEsee at bragginrites dot com .

Here are some future dates:

January 9th
February 13th
March 13th
April 10th
May 8th
June 12th"


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Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas! Hopefully Santa brought you everything you wanted. Enjoy the day with your loved ones.
Have a Stunningly Fresh Christmas,
Everyone at Branded Baron

P.S. "Holiday" will still get you 15% off your entire Branded Baron order, but in the meantime go enjoy your gifts and your family gathering.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Music Download: Daniel Joseph- "Lebron 2010" (Branded Baron Exclusive)

Can we kick it? ........Can we kick it? ....The answer is definitely a yes. Here's an exclusive song from New Jersey's own Daniel Joseph. This emcee is already preparing to release his new mixtape "Gone Fishin". He released his album "Pretty/Ugly" back in November. It's insane how he is already ready to release something new. We both agreed that long gone are the days where you can have an album out and not have to make something new until a year or a couple months later. I guess that's what happens in the iPod generation and it's all good, because there's more good music coming out.

Daniel Joseph was able to hook Branded Baron with an exclusive track off his mixtape entitled "Lebron 2010". It's a nice track to give you wanting more and you'll know why when you hear it. Branded Baron V.P., Anthony have something common with Daniel Joseph, because they're both Knicks fans. Lebron in NY, I'm saying it's a pipe dream, but the track is hot. Oh yea, there's a hidden discount code too. Listen to the track and try to hold horses until his mixtape "Gone Fishin" to release soon. Expect to see a picture of him wearing some BB gear too.

Listen to mp3

To Download the zip file

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Music Download: The Gem-N-I's "These Aren't Our Beats" MIxtape

This is the latest music release from The Gem-N-I and of course it's free to download. The only downside is that Brigantti is the main producer of the duo and they're using beats already used by someone else. They want to showcase they can make hot songs with anybody's instrumentals, so hence the title of this mixtape. They do a pretty good job and it's not a large mixtape either.
Go download it and listen.

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Branded Baron Apparel Winter on Complex Fashion

Branded Baron Apparel Winter ‘09 Line

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I would like to thank Complex Fashion for featuring Branded Baron on their. The link above is the link to the feature. That's another blog that lists a ton of cool clothing and videos related to fashion. It's a blog I would definitely check out if I were you.
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

"Holiday" is the code to get 15% off your entire Branded Baron order

Whether you're still a last minute Christmas shopper or not there is a 15% discount code off the entire order, which is "Holiday". Originally it was for fans on Facebook, followers on Twitter, and those on the Branded Baron newsletter, but it's available to all. Type that code at checkout.

This code will expire 1/4/09. Maybe you're wondering why that late, since Christmas is over. Well chances are you may receive some money on Christmas and want to spend it on something. Why not spend it on some cool, comfortable apparel like Branded Baron?

NOTE: If you order today, tomorrow, or Tuesday (12/20, 12/21,12/22) you should be able to receive your order by Christmas eve, unless you're outside the United States and on the West Coast.

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Winter New York Dunk XChange Recap

Saturday, Dec. 19th was the day of another New York Dunk XChange. It was held in Crash Mansion down on Bowery Street in the lower east side on a cold day. It was expected to snow, so I wasn't sure how many people were going to come out. I had a table with my boys Jamal and C.J. who were selling their kicks, so it was good to give some people a choice of some apparel to rock with their new dunks, jordans, or what have you. Thanks to those two for showing love and supporting Branded Baron. I was running late, so I had Jamal bring in my bucket of Branded Baron gear inside, while I went to go get parking. I knew it was going to snow and I figured it'd be best to go to a lot, then be stuck in the snow later on. As I'm setting up and Jamal wanted to pay for a beanie I realized I forgot the key to my cashbox in the car with the lot. FAIL. I know it was, but luckily my girl was there to the rescue and went to go get the key, so I can just set up and be ready to sell. If Anthony was able to make it, I would've gone and had him set up, but he had car problems that needed to be taken care of, which prevented him from coming through. I brought the Branded Baron banner, but Crash Mansion had their own name decoration on the wall which prevented me putting it up, so I improvised and put the sweatshirts up and even the "Stunningly Fresh" tee later on. There were two floors and we were in the lower level or first floor by the stage. DJ Jack Da Ripper was playing some good hip hop and I felt it just added to the environment. Only downside is the table we were at was right next to the speaker, so my ears are shot, especially my left ear since that was closer to the speaker.

It was a chilly chill event, I definitely networked, met new people, sold some items, and had fun which is key. Fun is very important...same as sales, but it's hard to gain a bunch when you look like you're miserable. It was cool to see Chase, a Black Flag Shoppe intern selling his shirts with his crew at the event. Check out his line Forever Dope . I believe he's still in high school, so that's good he's starting out in high school, I know I wish I did. I know my interest started back then, but anyways. I also met the lovely Dessarae from Fly Kickz who's a definitely talented custom designer. She definitely knows how to customize some sneakers with he artistic ability. She had a couple samples of the hand painted sneakers she worked on and she was selling some of her sexy posters. Maybe you'll see a pair of custom limited edition Branded Baron dunks in the future. Maybe I'll have to get more than one, because I know I'll end up rocking it. I chatted up with the people of DIrty Jax Clothing for bit, they are cool with Jay Wise and designed his shirts. I chatted up with Mello of Kick Game Dvd who filmed my rocking my dunks that matched my "Listen To Your Heart" shirt. That dvd should be out in 2010, so be on the look out for that. Plus, I was glad to meet people who came up to the table and purchased some Branded Baron apparel. It definitely feels great when people buy your stuff and it feels like the hard work is being rewarded. The Astrohop hoodie is definitely a fan favorite, but there were other shirts sold too. I have some photos of a couple people who bought some stuff. I was happy I didn't pack up early otherwise I would've lost a sale. It was near the end and everyone was winding down, most of the tables on the floor I was at were gone, but the guy came through and bought. I honestly thought he wasn't interested at first, just another person scoping out what everyone has, but I'm glad that he came back and bought. I definitely hope everyone loves the Branded Baron apparel they now own. They're definitely "Stunningly Fresh."

I like the New York Dunk XChange and would love to come through and do it again. The back to back experiences I had were cool.(To read about the first experience Click Here I'm glad the snowstorm didn't hit hard when I left, because originally the Jay Wise Cd release party was still happening, but it's now being rescheduled. I have to thank Jamal, CJ, and Tiff for helping out. I hope to do it again, so expect to see me and other Branded Baron supporters there and at other events.
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View the video & pictures below

Jamal rocking the Branded Baron beanie and Astrohop hoodie

Tiff  and I with Jamal partially in the picture.
CJ and Jamal, with the improvisation behind them. I eventually put the "Stunningly Fresh" shirt above the "Listen To Your Heart" hoodie
The crowd
Carpe Diem, baby!
The crowd
Jamal just chillin.
The Forever Dope Crew.
The Forever Dope tees.
The lovely Dessarae of Fly Kickz with her custom samples and sexy poster in the background. 
Here are a couple new people that will be wearing Branded Baron

Friday, December 18, 2009

Jay Wise Promotes Branded Baron & His Pre-Fresh CD Release Party

Jay Wise stops by with his PSA, telling everyone out there to purchase Branded Baron and to come out to the Pre Fresh Cd release party at Black Flag Shoppe at 8p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19th. The song in the background is off Jay Wise's "The Pre-Fresh" Mixtape.

Location:Black Flag Shoppe
244 Lakeview Ave
Cifton, NJ


Cost: FREE

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Pre-Fresh Release Party PSA For This Saturday 12/19

Jay Wise "The Pre-Fresh" Release Party

Time: 8p.m.

Black Flag Shoppe
244 Lakeview Ave Clifton,NJ 07011

Cost: FREE

Goodies: Yes

Music Performances: Jay Wise, Corp Cartel, and more!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Dunk XChange This Saturday 12/19 @ Crash Mansion in NYC

Yes, yes y'all! And we don't stop! Branded Baron will be back selling shirts and hoodies at the December Dunk XChange in New York City. It's being held at Crash Mansion this time around and it should be a fun day. Well I know it will be a full day, because Branded Baron will be represented there and then after that Branded Baron will head over to Black Flag Shoppe for the Jay Wise "The Pre-Fresh" release party. So if you're a sneakerhead or need some apparel to match your kicks come through to the Dunk XChange. Stop by the table and buy something or say "What's up?". Anthony won't be there at the Dunk XChange unfortunately, but he'll be at Black Flag if you want to say hi to him as well. Tis the season to be jolly and hopefully you can snag some Christmas gifts for someone or yourself. So let's network, buy, and have fun. I wonder who'll be performing this time. Hmmm?

From the Dunk XChange website:

Dunkxchange is the Largest US Sneaker and Fashion trade exhibition, taking place in NEW YORK CITY, SATURDAY DEC 19th, 2009. With focus on the sneaker/clothing world and today’s street style, Dunkxchange will be the largest traveling trade exhibition event embracing the sneaker/clothing Lifestyle. With the best vendors around and over 1000 participants the Dunkxhcange will partake in a hip hop based setting, providing todays sneaker head with the most unique experience around. Come buy, trade, and sell sneakers, clothing, hats, toys, etc all under one roof.
The 2009 Dunkxchange Tour promises to deliver an unparalleled experience to both participants and spectators in an effort to build a reputation as trailblazers in the lifestyle marketplace.
(714) 809 - 2028
When: DEC 19TH, 2009
Doors: 1:00PM - 6:00PM
For up-to-date information on this event please visit

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Branded Baron Keychains?

Yes, that's right, Branded Baron has keychains. Here's a quick look of a new addition to the goodies that will be shipped alongside the apparel. Only a few were made right now, so those who receive them will have this little goodie before we decide to get more made IF we have them remade. We'll definitely try to hook you up with some Stunningly Fresh goodies.
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The Freshstock shows love to Branded Baron with feature is a blog focused on fashion,art, and design and they featured Branded Baron. They're gaining to be a popular site and I remember Allen EZ from the Gem-N-I telling me about the site, and even though I knew about it already it was good to see a site that I like visiting is becoming more popular by the day. Check it out. Who knows what special treat Branded Baron gave Thank you for the feature.

To see the feature CLICK HERE

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

HideYourArms featuring the Astrohop Hoodie

I'd like to thank Andy of HideYourArms for featuring the Astrohop hoodie on his very popular shirt/hoodie blog. It's definitely cool to see it there and yes, you'd definitely look pretty cool doing wearing it. Thanks for the kind words.
Check out HideYourArms on the coolest shirts and hoodies, Andy features only quality stuff on the site. You may never know what deals he'll have on his site from certain companies. It's a site that I've been looking at frequently and definitely recommend clicking on.

To see the feature and blurb on HideYourArms

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Jay Wise Pre-Fresh Mixtape Release Party

The Jay Wise mixtape release party for his mixtape "The Pre-Fresh" is Dec. 19th at Black Flag Shoppe i Clifton, NJ. It should be a night of fun with good music and good people. Black Flags hosts some really good events at their store and expect to see the new Branded Baron winter line there. There will be giveaways as well as performances by Jay Wise and company. I hope to see you guys there next Saturday. Anthony and I and couple of the Branded Baron crew will be there. We'll chit chat or chat chit, whatever is your preference and enjoy the atmosphere. The event starts at 8p.m. Trust me events at Black Flag get packed quick.
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Shout out to "TheBandAidz" and "BeASneakerEater" blogs

Shout out to the blogs Thebandaidz( and BeASneakerEater( for showing love to Branded Baron by spreading the word about the new winter line. Both blogs are geared towards music and fashion, just Thebandaidz focusing on more indie music and more genres than the hip hop oriented BeASneakerEater. Both blogs post interesting videos, music, and fashion topics and I definitely recommend checking those two out.
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009 features Branded Baron & Jay Wise

Shout out to the blog for featuring Jay Wise and Branded Baron on their blog. They're hip hop that feature a variety of items on their blog, from music, to video, reviews, interviews, and fashion. If you get a chance check them out and see the features that they'll post.

Branded Baron X Jay Wise link

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Fun Antics at the Branded Baron Photoshoot

No matter what it is, there has to be fun when working with Branded Baron. All the photoshoots have been so much and everyone seems to be in a good mood, which makes everything run much smoother. Everyone is usually crack jokes and this time the "fist pump" makes it's debut with Branded Baron. Daft Punk is played in the background for the whole winter line shoot and it has everyone there dancing. I'd like to thank model Danette and rapper Jay WIse for their participation for the photoshoot. I have to thank Daniel Cano for his great photography skills, because he captures the vision of Branded Baron pretty damn well. Also, thanks to his assistant for helping him out, which helped us out.
Anyway here are some little entertaining videos to show what went on while the models made love to the camera. lol Yea that was corny, but oh well. I chuckled.
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Winter Line Has Been Launched!!!

In case you did not know, the Branded Baron winter line has been released just in time for the holiday season! There are new t-shirts, longsleeves, thermals, beanies, crewneck sweatshirts, pullover hoodies, and zip-up hoodies. Grab yours today or purchase one for your brother, sister, friend, mom, or dad. These designs have messages mixed with art that are No Less Than Stunningly Fresh and will keep you warm. Branded Baron strives to make top notch designs with quality clothing for all to wear, because there's no excuses for it not to be great. We like to thank all those for supporting Branded Baron and to those who will soon support.

To purchase NEW items from the Branded Baron winter line CLICK HERE

-From the head honchos at Branded Baron,
Joe & Anthony

Friday, December 4, 2009

Another Winter Line Sneak Peek- Carpe Diem Sweatshirt Printing Video

Hello everyone,
Here's another glimpse of a sweatshirt that will be released on December 6th along with other items for the Winter release being printed. Sorry for the terrible quality of the video, but the actual print looks good. You don't see the finished outcome, but it'll give you a slight idea.
December 6th it will be on like Donkey King with the Winter line complete and available for everyone. I'm excited, Anthony is excited, and everyone else with Branded Baron is excited. What you can see, I hope you like what you see of the Branded Baron "Carpe Diem" sweatshirts.
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Zodiac at "Gotham Rocks" at Crash Mansion in NYC Dec. 5

So the band Zodiac will be playing this Saturday at Crash Mansion for the event "Gotham Rocks." Be sure to come out to this event where you can see a couple other bands play as well. This is from Nick of Zodiac had to say about Saturday's event, "Doors open at 630 and Zodiac opens the show! Be sure to check out our partners in crime Atom Strange, and Diablo Royale.

Also, joining us on stage is our good friend Johnny from Chicago's Liquor Boxx on drums!"

Saturday, December 5, 2009

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Crash Mansion
199 Bowery Street
New York, New York 10002

It's definitely going to be an entertaining night and it you'll get a chance to see some good rock bands. I'll have to make sure pictures and video is taken.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Jay Wise Foolish Things Video

Yes, it's like this blog is Jay Wise blog, but it's not. Branded Baron shows a tremendous amount of support and we'll do the same to Zodiac and The Gem-N-I when they're projects are released. Here is the music video to the single of Jay Wise's debut album "Fresh". Right now you can listen to the remix with his group the Corp Cartel on the "Pre-Fresh" mixtape.
Branded Baron was still planning on its release, so Jay Wise wasn't rocking any of the apparel. I was asked to send in a couple of designs for the music video, so I came up with a couple diamonds, speakers, and a couple other items which were used. I was also featured as one of the three experts/scientists(I'm the freshest one haha). Enjoy this video, it's a hot song and fun one that I feel was captured on camera.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

15% discount with promo code "tech"

Yesterday was Cyber Monday and last Friday was Black Friday, so I figure let this be Tech Tuesday. Whether it catches on or not here's a nice promo code for you all to use before the launch of the winter release.

15% off Branded Baron order with the code "tech"

UPDATE: Code is no longer in effect and might be in effect again next year
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