05
Feb

Ben Baller

Written by Ganesh Sivarajah | Photos by Brian McGee.

Ben BallerWhat hasn’t he done? A sneakerhead before there were sneakerheads; a DJ to head of A&R at Priority and Aftermath Records; street socialite and tastemaker; and currently the go-to jeweler to the stars. He is a jack of all trades. Ben Baller (born Ben Yang) lives up to the hype that he and the media has created. We caught up with Ben to see what the K-Town Hustler has been up to as he breaks down his car game, business, social media, haters and living it up on his own terms.

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27
Jan

Nick Diamond

Written by Kristie Bertucci | Photos By Brian McGee.

Nick DiamondNick Diamond (born Nick Tershay) is the creative force behind one of most sought after and successful brands on the market today, Diamond Supply Co. The San Francisco-born skater founded the brand back in 1998 and has stayed true to his origins and core skate market ever since. He has created a label that has surpassed its skate brand roots to become an iconic streetwear brand that is worn by young, old and celebrities alike. The mega brand known for always having fresh graphics and a unique Diamond Blue colorway (in addition to the iconic Nike Diamond “Tiffany” SB Dunks that are now worth up to $1,000 a pop). We caught up with Nick and he gave us the rundown on his rides, his business and the origins of his infamous colorway.

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27
Jan

Tim Miller of Surf City Garage

Written by DUB Magazine | Photos Courtesy of Surf City Garage.

Tim Miller of Surf City GarageTim Miller, founder of Surf City Garage Enthusiast Grade Detailing Products, has been a car guy all of his life. It all started in 1958 when he was a young boy and his dad brought home a Chevy Sidestep pickup truck, which Tim still owns today. As a teen in Southern California, he watched his older brother work on and race his ’62 Pontiac Grand Prix on weekends and dreamt of having his own car when he was old enough. When he turned 16 in 1970 and with money saved up from working summers, Tim bought his first car, a ’67 Pontiac GTO 4-speed with a 400 cubic-inch motor. Like his older brother, he raced every weekend at local Southern California tracks, such as Orange County International, Irwindale, Carlsbad and the infamous Lions Drag Strip.

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20
Sep

Nigo

Written by Paul Kang | Photos By Greg B..

Nigo

From DUB Magazine, issue 19 – The last time we featured Nigo, we informed you about his ultra-expensive, difficult to find urban fashion wear BAPE (A Bathing Ape) where t-shirts start at $90, his savvy and creative business tactics “less for more,” his $30 million dollar home, and a number of exotic rides – 2002 Lamborghini Murcielago, 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish, 2002 Bentley Continental Mulliner Edition, 2002 Ferrari 360 Modena, 2001 Mercedes G-Wagen, 2002 Mercedes Benz SL55 and S55 as well as a 2002 Ferrari 360 Spyder. No need to go searching for the past issue now, we need to move on.

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06
Nov

Mister Cartoon

Written by Kristie Bertucci | Photos by Estevan Oriol.

Mister CartoonSet up in a warehouse in the arts district in Downtown Los Angeles is Mister Cartoon’s headquarters, complete with his tattoo parlor, man cave and two garages filled with his rides (one for display and the other housing his latest works in progress). The man of many talents is working on a custom van for the Vans Warped Tour when we arrive for his interview—one that’s long overdue, but well worth the wait. Renowned in the world of tattoo culture for his legendary black and grey fine-line style, his skin art that graces the bodies of celebrity names like Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Eminem, Travis Barker, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Nas, Cypress Hill , Carlos Boozer and a slew of other very impressive celebrity clients.

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01
Sep

The Hundreds

Written by Kristie Bertucci.

The HundredsA simple Google search of The Hundreds will instantly tell you of the streetwear clothing brand's success. Simply put, they're HUGE! Ben and Bobby Hundreds have not only created a brand, but a culture that defies the trends and thrives on uniqueness.

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15
Oct

Dana White: The Will to Win

Written by Nick Halili .

Dana White“Do you let your competitors just walk all over you and do whatever they want? Or do you wake up, get up out of bed, and try to kick their f*cking asses? When you punch in, you’re ready to go to f*cking war, and when you punch out, you hope you took another big chunk outta their f*ckin ass that day.”

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08
Apr

Ryan Friedlinghaus of West Coast Customs

Ryan Friedlinghaus of West Coast CustomsEverybody knows or has heard of West Coast Customs regardless if they are an industry insider or just a fan of the brand. As one of the first shops to embrace reality TV with “Pimp My Ride” on MTV, WCC emerged from CEO and owner Ryan Friedlinghaus’ passion for cars and $5,000 of start-up money his grandfather loaned him in 1993. Fast forward to 2009 and WCC is now a worldwide commodity, with six locations across the globe, three seasons into its “Street Customs” show and a reputation no one can beat! With more than 15 years in the industry, Ryan is looking to dominate the scene and expand the WCC brand with a new lifestyle section of the company, tons of new builds and more shops to come in 2010.

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15
Jan

Topo: The Widebody King

Topo: The Widebody KingMany know of his work, but few know the man behind the widebody phenomenon. More of a behind-the-scenes-guy, Topo (a nickname given to him when he was a boy that means gopher in Spanish), is taking center stage with his latest widebody Camaro.

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11
Jan

Platinum Motorsport

Platinum MotorsportIn the game Chess, the king is the most important piece on the board, and the last king standing wins. To take the game, one must have a better strategy, patience and ability to make the right move at the right time. George and Jack Keshishyan of Platinum Motorsport are celebrating 10 years in the industry, a tenure due to a solid strategy, patience and making the right moves at the right time.

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