Thursday, September 11, 2014

New Apple "Perspective" Commercial

My bad, I think Jobs would've liked this.

Including the copy because I like it so much:

Here's to those who have always seen things differently. The ones who follow a vision, not a path. Where others perceive first as valuable, you value the first thing that actually matters. While others are distracted by the new, you focus on the significance of a whole new take. Even before you could see how to change things, you never doubted we would. And we did. Together. Again and again. Relentless optimism is what moves the world forward. So keep seeing things differently. Keep trusting there's always another way. A better way. A bigger way. One that lifts up humanity. Breaks down our barriers. And heals the landscape. You are the difference between the world as it was and the better place it will become. And different is the one thing about us that will always be the same.

GQ's Inside Story Of Bad Boy Records

This is great. Bad Boy forever.

Jadakiss (rapper, the Lox): Getting on Bad Boy was like being the top pick in the draft, going to play with the Bulls when Mike was there. It put the battery in our back.

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Beyoncé For CR Fashion Book Issue 5

The online photos don't do the book justice. Check it in print if you get the chance.

See the full shoot & read her Forest Gander remixed poem here

Banksy Website Awake, Things To See

I'm like 3 months old on this news so bare with me. But I found this new "Pictures of walls" thing interesting.

New SBTRKT "HIGHER" (feat. Raury)

This is dope. SBTRKT toooooo nasty to me.

New album Wonder When We Land drops September 22nd.

Andre 3000 Interview w/ NY Times

Something like 2 weeks old at this point but great.

What’s your creative life been like since that era? It’s mostly been out of view. 

I write ideas, I write thoughts. Melodies come more for me than raps. I sit in my house and just play. I’ve been drawing and painting a lot more. I’ve always drawn costumes, things I was going to wear onstage. Seven and I hate folding clothes, so we’d always take all of our clean clothes and just put ’em on the table. One day, I was like, “Man, we living like college students.” I got so fed up with [the mess]. I drew it. [He pulls out iPhone and flips through some sketches.] I see me moving into a visual space.

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Apple Changes Game With New Watch

Yeah, no, I need it.

Snoop around some  and watch the video here

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Ralph Lauren Interview w/ Style

Jewel or two from the god himself.

RL: I’ve always done the style that I loved, so I didn’t mind sending an old pair of jeans down the runway. It’s about that style. It’s not Hedi Slimane. You know, I’m not all that familiar with his thing—I really don’t look. I certainly know who he is. But it’s funny how people will recognize what I do, and when I’m doing it they don’t get it, and then after, all of a sudden when other people start doing it, they get it. So I’m designing what I want. If it’s a man’s coat with a pair of skinny-leg jeans, I’ll do that. It’s whatever my mood is. But it’s about style, and it’s about an understated taste that’s cool.

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"Luisa Via Roma: The Stendhal Syndrome"

Super dope.

Via Nowness

Monday, August 25, 2014

New Shirt Verse On Lauryn Hill's "Black Rage" Sketch

I'm sick 
Down goes another innocent kid 
I'm tired of this shit 
Now I heard some people say ahhh he was big 
Fuck that he was a kid 
18 years old, when I was 18 lit 
It could've been me, another brown boy hit 
I was walking in the middle of the street the other day with my brother 
Thank God we ain't have to take cover 
In a world filled with such violence 
How sad that we fear when cop cars behind us 
And we try and play it off but this fear live inside us 
And then it divide us 
Some people hands up don't shoot 
Some people like them pigs got guns we got guns too 
Some wanna pray, some people like fuck all that praying do? 
Up against more animals than a zoo 
Mike Brown I ain't know you but I feel like I did 
Especially cause you rapped 
And I swear my nigga if I live then you live 
Though I can't bring you back, damn 
We gon push this thing forward 
We getting stronger they don't even know it 
But I know we gon show it 
With the whole world watching 
This is my doctrine 
Put dirty cops under the jail but this ain't about them 
I ain't got beef with no watchmen 
This for my people 
The hate's all see through 
What's it gonna lead to?

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Daytona "All Love"

One of the best joints I ever heard from this nigga. Hook is dope. Produced by Harry Fraud.


Virgil Abloh Speaks To Fader

I like a lot of what he's saying. You believe him.

What’s next for Off-White? 

Right now, I’m designing my first flagship retail store in Hong Kong, which will open in the fall. I can use my architecture dreams to build out the space how I see it. I’m also working on furniture. I’d do anything at the right time and I would also do things at the wrong time, if they felt right. I just don’t want people to get it twisted about what really goes on in my head. You can look at it like, “Oh, he’s this black hip-hop kid that looks like he should be playing basketball.” I just love breaking down barriers and hitting people with the alley-oop when they think we're a stereotype.

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Taylor Swift Poses One Time For


"Baby Gangster"

"We had rules to the shit." This is hard.