Kanye West’s upcoming collaborative line with adidas is finally set to release this month for the Winter 2014 season! It has already been confirmed that the initial release will be a small one, so we shouldn’t expect too much from the first launch besides the Yeezy 3. Look inside for more sneak peeks of the release… (more…)
H&M is teaming up with another notable fashion brand for the 2014 Fall season. Upscale band, Alexander Wang, is the latest featured collaboration with the retailer and is set to release November 6th. H&M has done this type of collaborative collection with Versace, and people camped outside of the stores to grab the limited items. After the release of this ad campaign, we know the same will happen for Alexander Wang as the collection feautures all black sporty pieces. (more…)
KAWS graces the cover of PAPER Magazine‘s Art Issue. The accompanying article includes a discussion on his work being showcased at this past MTV Video Music Awards, famous friends (i.e. Kanye West and Pharrell Williams) and why he ended his popular clothing line OriginalFake. Check here for the full article.
Jhené Aiko has a new EP coming out via Def Jam Island releasing on iTunes November 12th called, Sail Out. Her debut solo album Souled Out is still in the makings so their are two projects that we are looking forward to. Take a look at the tracklist below:
01. The Vapors (feat. Vince Staples)
02. Bed Peace (feat. Childish Gambino)
03. Stay Ready (What A Life) (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
04. WTH (feat. Ab-Soul)
05. The Worst
07. Comfort Inn Ending
Top Dawg Entertainment is hands down the best rap group of the 2010’s and it’s only just the beginning. This new emerging conglomerate has 4 California rappers that are different yet cohesive in their rawness. It’s not gangster or conscious rap but black hippy rap. Good to see their getting their shine and they have a great leader in Kendrick who is quickly on the rise to legendary. Shout out to XXL for putting them on their Oct/Nov 2013 issue which includes a special photo shoot by Jonathan Mannion and story by kris ex, which explores the fast-growing success of TDE as a label and the careers of the individual artists. The issue hits newsstands October 29th.
Complex Magazine let’s one of hip-hop’s rising stars grace the cover for their Oct/Nov 2013 issue, Chance The Rapper. The Chicago native is only 20 years old and has been gaining a great buzz, especially since the release of his latest project Acid Rap. As Complex does, they conducted an interactive interview with Chance and a creative photo spread. See the full story here.
The buzz and attention generated by Acid Rap says a lot about the current state of hip-hop. Listeners are looking for artists who can challenge conventional wisdom about hip-hop archetypes and the younger generation.