Sunday, July 30, 2017


NEW MUSIC: Kendrick Lamar feat Rihanna – LOYALTY / Future feat Nicki Minaj – You Da Baddest

Kendrick Lamar's "LOYALTY." Visual Sucks You in With a Sizzling Rihanna

Well after the wait Kendrick Lamar finally release a visual to his latest smash single called LOYALTY featuring Rihanna produced by DJ Dahi, Sounwave, Terrace Martin & Top Dawg and directed by Dave Meyers & the little homies.
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Future is back with the release of his latest visual called You Da Baddest produced by Go Grizzly & Detail and directed by Benny Boom.

TRAILERS: LBJ / Suburbicon

The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.

There goes the neighborhood. Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac star in Suburbicon, directed by George Clooney. Watch the new trailer now, and see it in theatres October 27th.

STREETWEAR: SOPHNET. Reveals a New Lookbook Presentation for Its 2017 Fall/Winter Collection


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  • FASHION: École De Pensée Look to the French Riviera in Devising Its 2018 Spring/Summer Collection Constructed from English linen, Japanese dyed hemp and Zimbabwean cotton.

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    Ari Marcopoulos Machine Solo Exhibit galerie frank elbaz Paris France Artwork Photography Photos Installations exhibition - 3892205
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    Ari Marcopoulos is set to launch a new solo exhibit titled “Machine” at the Frank Elbaz Gallery in Paris, France. The mixed-media savant will showcase his extensive oeuvre of still photos depicting iconic musicians such as JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, The Beastie Boys and Ratking, to name a few. Accompanying the photographic work is a monumental eight-channel video installation that will feature a wide and diverse array of Marcopoulos’s rarely seen short films.
    “The collection of works in view represents a broad range of images of the past and the present,” said Marcopoulos. “The Machine’adds the element of time and the cacophony of place to portraiture.”
    Take a look at select images from the exhibit above and head over to Frank Elbaz Gallery’s official website to learn more. “Machine” will be open to the public starting September 2 up until October 14. An exclusive artist book by Marcopoulos made in collaboration with Red Lebanese will also launch on opening day.
    galerie frank elbaz
    66 Rue de Turenne, 75003
    Paris, France
    Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors The Broad Contemporary Art Museum Los Angeles California Artwork Exhibit Immersive Experience - 3891181
    Yayoi Kusama’s most-popular “Infinity Mirrors” exhibit will finally make its way to The Broad contemporary art museum in Los Angeles, California. Tickets to the immersive showcase always sell like hotcakes and West Coast fans are already plotting out on how to secure their spot. If you’re planning on attending, you’ll definitely want to have a tab open to the museum’s website starting September 1 at exactly 12 p.m. PST.
    Without a shadow of a doubt, purchasing tickets to this installment are going to a hell of a lot more difficult than previous ones. How so? There is no advanced registration rather the museum is going to unleash all 50,000 tickets—for the entire Kusama showing—on the aforesaid date. “It will be a matter of hours,” said The Broad’s museum director, Joanne Heyler to Los Angeles Times. “There will be high demand.”
    “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” will launch on October 21 up until January 1. The legendary Japanese artist’s presentation is comprised of six “Infinity” mirror rooms alongside sculptures, paintings and sketches. Head over to The Broad museum’s official website to learn more and let us know if you’ll be dropping by. If you miraculously manage to secure a spot, be extra careful when taking selfies in the exhibit.
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    Shepard Fairey has teamed up with Portuguese artist Vhils on a brand new mural located in Lisbon, Portugal. Although untitled, the monumental piece may derive creative cues from Obey Giant’s “Universal Personhood” series which made its debut back in 2016. The partnered artwork imbues Fairey’s politically-charged palette of black, white, and red hues alongside Vhils’ intricate relief techniques.
    Take a look at the collaborative mural above captured by Jon Furlong. If you’re in Lisbon, be sure to drop by Shepard Fairey’s new “Printed Matters” solo exhibit at Underdogs Gallery.
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    Earlier this month, we reported on a new collaboration from PUMA and JAY-Z in support of the latter’s new studio album 4:44 and the LP’s accompanying tour. With speculation running rampant, a senior member of PUMA’s marketing team has revealed part of his company’s joint efforts alongside Hov. Taking to Twitter, @sneakerboxClyde unveiled a shot of the back of a forthcoming PUMA sneaker that appears to take its inspirational cues from JAY-Z’s new project. With specifics and technical details are as scarce as they come, one can safely assume that this newly-revealed product will be available for purchase around the time JAY-Z’s new tour launches.
    You can check out a shot of PUMA and JAY-Z’s new 4:44 sneaker above and below. Hov isn’t the only superstar-musician working with PUMA right now; earlier this week, The Weeknd stylishly modeled the IGNITE EvoKNIT Wave.
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    Saint Laurent is no longer Paris luxury group Kering‘s number-one money machine. As Fashionista reports, Gucci has knocked the French brand off the top spot with its recent leap in “revenue and profits in the first half of 2017.” Under the creative guidance of Alessandro Michele, Gucci has flourished and racked up record numbers within a matter of months. Saint Laurent began this year as Kering’s strongest asset, but the earnings report revealed today has knocked Anthony Vaccarello’s house down a peg. No longer a close second, Michele and Gucci’s second quarter 43.4 percent jump in revenue and 32 percent boost in “recurring operating margin” have allowed for the Italian outfit to generate over 60 percent of Kering’s overall profits. Regarding the specific reason for these numbers, Fashionista‘s Maura Brannigan writes:
    “Per Quartz‘s Marc Bain, Kering CFO Jean-Marc Duplaix reportedly told journalists on a call that the brand’s shoes and ready-to-wear for men and women saw “outstanding double- or even triple-digit growth” in the second quarter. This, of course, is no surprise; all those loafers, sneakers and slides have to add up to something.”
    Earlier this week, Gucci continued to promote and support its 2017 fall/winter campaign with a Star Trek-esque visual. Last week, the company also launched a new project known as Gucci Places.
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    Having earlier this year released its latest collaboration with tennis star Rafael Nadal, luxury watchmakers Richard Mille has continued on in the vein of sporting performance with its latest release. The Richard Mille 67-02 Sprint And High Jump, based on 2016′s 67-01 Extra Flat model, both come designed with their namesake athletics event in mind — this time created in honor of Olympians Wayde van Niekerk with the Sprint in South Africa’s distinct yellow and green, and Mutaz Essa Barshim with the High Jump referencing Qatar in magenta and white.
    In terms of specs, the 67-02 boasts a few upgrades from its predecessor — already the flattest watch Richard Mille produce — weighing in at a minuscule 32 grams, constructed from shock-resistant, ultra-light Quartz TPT and Carbon TPT for the case plates and case bands respectively, measuring 38.7mm x 47.52mm and coming in at 7.8mm thick.
    With a price tag of $120,500 USD, you can find out more about the Sprint and High Jump 67-02 via the Richard Mille website. If you’re feeling a little priced out of the game, why not check our list of this week’s essential product drops for something a little less demanding.

    SPORTS: Lamar Odom Reflects on His Life’s Journey

    Lamar Odom Reflects on His Life's Journey

    As most basketball fans know, former NBA superstar Lamar Odom has had a rough time over the past few years. From life-threatening drug overdoses to very public personal issues, the one-time Laker has had his name plastered across the tabloids for all the wrong reasons. Now, for an exclusive written feature for The Players’ Tribune, Lamar Odom opens up and breaks down his trials and tribulations. For the very first time, Odom pens his own piece — from his point of view and in striking detail — to fully explain the troubles that have plagued his life as of late. Beginning with the now-notorious Nevada binge and its near-death aftermath, the 37-year-old writes about his recent fall from grace and his current rise back to good health and a quality life.
    Even if you haven’t followed Lamar Odom’s career, the entire piece is still worth your time and can be read here. For more, you can also check out the feature’s accompanying visual above. Lamar Odom writes:
    “I told myself that I’d never go to prison. I’d never mess up like that. But you know what? Life is a lot harder than you think it’s gonna be. When you’re an addict, nothing can get through to you. I never thought I was going to die. I never thought I’d be in a coma. I didn’t think I had a problem. But then I woke up in a bed with tubes coming out of my mouth — and it was real.”

    SPORTS: ESPN Reveals Trailer and Release Date for Ric Flair’s ’30 for 30′ Special

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    Back in December, ESPN announced that one of its forthcoming 30 for 30 episodes would dig into the personal life and career of WWE Hall of Famer, Ric Flair. Known by many as one of the all-time bests to step inside the squared circle, ESPN details some troubling moments that he and his family encountered throughout his four decades in the ring. Reminiscing about his love for the business, Flair explains that his knack for professional wrestling became a disease in itself, blinded by the glitz and glamour of being a celebrity.
    Set to launch on November 7 on ESPN,