Prince Rogers Nelson, known as Prince died today at the age of 57. Best known for his 1984 Album Purple Rain, he was one of the greatest musicians and artists to walk the planet.No details are currently known, but he had been suffering from flu-like symptoms over the past several weeks.His greatest albums included Prince 1979, Dirty Mind 1980, Controversy 1982, and of course Purple Rain 1984.Prince primarily worked with his backup band the Revolution until 1987 when he released the solo album Sing "O" the Times.Over his entire career, Prince sold over 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. Awards include seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award.He will be missed.
The Jeep Wrangler Full Metal Jacket By Starwood Motors ($CALL) looks like it came straight from the set of the last Mad Max movie or the Latest Zombie Apocalypse thriller. But believe it or not, you too could become the proud owner of a beast like this if you've got the scratch. The Full Metal Jacket takes a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, strips it down to its bare ass, and starts all over again.They started off by removoing the interior carpet, and factory suspension, axles, drive shafts, and mounting points, exhaust, and seats. They then added Curry Rock Jock 1 ton axles, long arm suspension and 14" coil over shocks that provide an adjustable ride height. Matched with 40" tires, this setup you can ride almost anything in your path.So if they removed the factory body panels, what did they replace them with. Body armor of course. If you're prepping for the next Zombie Apocalypse, this ride is pretty much all you need. Additional exterior updates include LED floodlights and headlights, and a Warn winch that can pull anything.They didn't forget the interior that includes full custom race seats wrapped in leather. You also get the best tech including full navigation, sound system with subwoofers, and a backup camera to make sure you hit what you were aiming for.
If you're looking for a street legal track car, then the newly released Ariel Atom 3.5 ($65,000) has to be on the list. The Atom 3.5 features a 2.0 Honda 4 cylinder i-VTEC that puts out 245 horses @ 8200 rpm. You also have an option for a 310 hp supercharger upgrade. Additional features include adjustable front/rear bias brakes, twin master cylinders, composite bodywork, ally adjustable pedals, four point harnesses, and competition steering rack. Quite simply, this single seater was made to be a a blast to drive.
If you're still broken-hearted over the demise of the Land Rover Defender, then we might have a replacement for you. The Russian brand UAZ looks to fill that hole with the release of their UAZ Hunter ($CALL). The Hunter features two engine options, a 2.6-liter gas engine that puts our 128 horses and 209 Nm and a 2.2-liter diesel engine, that puts out 83 horses and 270 Nm. These engines are paired with a part-time four-wheel drive system and a 5-speed manny. Although these engines feel unpowered UAZ is claiming pretty good fuel economy. With the gas engine providing 24.5 mpg and the diesel giving you 29 mpg. Additional features include 16-inch alloy wheels, a dependent coil setup in the front and leaf springs in the back. The whole setup lets you get through about two feet of water with no issues.
Adidas and Raf Simmons have come together to create some amazing runners. The Adidas x Raf Simmons Ozweego 2 ($355) are characterized by multicolored silicone bubbles that accentuate the shoes classic silhouette. The shoe has synthetic and mesh uppers, a Adiprene midsole, an Adiwear outsole, with the iconic three stripes printed on the heel. The Ozweego come in 4 bold colorways.
I'm a sucker for anything associated with industrial applications that can be used for the home. Steel Canvas has been building high quality and long lasting canvas baskets, hampers and bags since 1921. The Carhartt x Steele Canvas Laundry Cart ($279) takes their quality and Carhartt's design philosophy to create a great product for carrying everything from firewood to your dirty cloths. The Cart is available in one size (18" x 18" x 21") in black or natural.