Posts By imani

~R.I.P. Adam Yauch — of The Beastie Boys Dies at 47~

Written by on 4th May 2012 in Art, Icon, Lifestyle, music, News, People, Ride with 0 Comments

Adam Yauch, better known to some as MCA of the Brooklyn rap group The Beastie Boys, passed away today after a long battle with cancer, reports Mr. Yauch was a founding member of the group, along with Mike D (Michael Diamond), Mix Master Mike (Michael Schwartz), and Ad Roc(Adam Horovitz).

Mr. Yauch’s cancer was first diagnosed in 2009, with a tumor in his Parotid gland in his neck, and was reported in The New York Times after he created a video for his fans with the announcement. Mr. Yauch was also a noted film producer, gaining recognition with his company Oscilloscope Laboratories, which distributed such films as Burma VJ, about the uprisings in Myanmar.

He is survived by his wife and band-mates.

The Beastie Boys have to be one of my biggest inspirations growing up here in L.A. . Rock and Roll, Hip Hop, Skateboarding and Art was encompassed by this group and spoke to a generation of kids trying to find an outlet. Thank You Adam for being a great influence on the culture and a great role model for the kids. R.I.P.

Imani Lanier Publisher WesternCiv Mag.

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~Redbull Minidrome 4/26/2012 by Ukiah Pearson~

Written by on 3rd May 2012 in Bicycle, Events, Ride with 0 Comments

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~Primo Ep.01//SullyLife by David Sullivan~

Written by on 3rd May 2012 in Auto, Customs, Lifestyle, Ride with 0 Comments

Rob Primo Episode 1. Watch as Rob Narrates how the first Pro-Am event of 2012 with back up music courtesy of his 2JZ powered S14

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~Kate Upton- Cat Daddy~

Written by on 2nd May 2012 in Art, Beach, fashion, Icon, Lifestyle, Motion Picture, People, Photography, Women with 0 Comments

This is CLASSICK!!!!

Kate Upton demonstrates the “Cat Daddy”.
directed by Terry Richardson

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~Pedal Mobbin Crew’s Official Team Video~

Written by on 1st May 2012 in Bicycle, Lifestyle, Motion Picture with 0 Comments

Emortal Clothing and Rod have shared their Pedal Mobbin’ Crew team video with us…. Check out the local LA kids having some fun on two wheels.

See more Pedal Mobbin’ at: PedalMobbin’

Put on your headphones, crank up that volume, and get down with EMORTAL’s Pedal Mobbin Crew! This is what happens when streetwear meets fixed gear freestyle. L.A. based EMORTAL Clothing mobbed the streets of Los Angeles to document their trick team the Pedal Mobbin Crew. Their diversity, characters, enthusiasm, & persistence of the PM Crew are what inspire the brand to keep on going and never give up. It’s not about being the best or going the biggest. It’s about style, having fun, to be unique, being you, never giving up & doing what you love. The true meaning of being an Extraordinary MORTAL.
Pedal Mobbin Team: Dylan “Fish&Chips” Hurst-Lawley, Christian Ustarroz, Kendall Cooper, Yerson Varela, & Collin Cox

Pedal Mobbin Crew Manager- Malik Mack

Video Shot & Edited by RawdLikeSushi

Animation by Jacob Valentin

EMORTAL- Staying Sharp from L.A. to Tokyo since 1997!

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~Jay Howell @ Secret Headquarters~

Written by on 26th April 2012 in Art, Lifestyle, Ride, Skate, Skateboarding, Surf with 0 Comments

Jay will be releasing a new zine at this opening.
It’s a 10 inch tall x 40 inch long foldout zine.
One side is the book pages from the show, and the other side is a really long Creep Club drawing.
Limited to 200 copies.
*There will be 21 new framed book pages available at the opening.
Come say hi and have a beer with me.
Street Dog will be there, so that’s pretty cool.

Checkout Jay’s amazing work below and visit his site’s for even more cool work: and

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~GoPro HD: Backdoor with Sunny Garcia and Kalani Robb~

Written by on 20th April 2012 in Lifestyle, Motion Picture, Photography, Product, Ride, Surf with 0 Comments

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~GoPro HD: Mike Basich – A Snowboard Journey Through the Northwest~

Written by on 20th April 2012 in Motion Picture, Product, Ride, Snowboard with 0 Comments

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~GoPro HD: Hawaiian Downhill Skate with SK808~

Written by on 20th April 2012 in Motion Picture, Ride, Skate, Skateboarding with 0 Comments

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~GoPro HD: Victory in Tignes – Winter X Games Europe 2012~

Written by on 20th April 2012 in Motion Picture, Photography, Product, Ride, Snowboard with 0 Comments

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