Jan 262015
 

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In presenting Kenzo‘s Fall/Winter 2015 menswear collection during Paris Fashion Week, creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim were inspired by notion of confronting “the unknown with inimitable curiosity,” explaining, “We celebrate the signs of others and observe symbolism as communication through cult scribbles, care labels and unique prints.” It was a high-flown bit of preamble to introduce men’s apparel covered in visual stimuli. There was a clash of colors and prints, used on familiar pieces ranging from an oversized pinstripe wool overcoat to heavyweight intarsia knitwear. Lim referred to a “tribe of individuals,” while also making allusions to community. In the world of Kenzo, there’s always room for the colorful, loud and left of field.



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Jan 262015
 

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Following their Fall/Winter 2014 collection, Reebok Classic and British concept shop Garbstore have announced another collaboration for the Spring/Summer 2015 season. This new pack marks the fourth consecutive collection from the two brands and features the familiar “outside in” look we saw last time, where the sneaker’s interior is flipped out to reveal the seams and lining. The Pump Dual and Ventilator silhouettes are suited up in tonal suede uppers with exposed stitching and detailing like the perforations in the middle and the repeat logo on the collar. The Reebok Classic x Garbstore Spring/Summer 2015 Collection will be out soon so keep an eye out for updates on release. Take a look at all the styles below.



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Jan 262015
 

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Taking its name from the toy finger traps that you could always get for just a few tickets at the arcade, the Nike Fingertrap Max is designed to both hug and move in step with your foot. The Super Bowl Edition, featuring a white sole and a black and silver heel and mid that is woven into a rich velvet and mahogany gradient, is now available via NIkeStore. Check out the official images below, and grab your pair before the big game this Sunday.

 
Nike Fingertrap Max – Super Bowl Edition
Style: 644672-501
Color: Ink/White/Total Orange/Black
Get Them at NikeStore



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Jan 262015
 

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For his first showing in Paris, Yosuke Aizawa of White Mountaineering had his models pose in front of a camouflage tent. A visually appealing gesture, but a redundant one, as anyone who’s familiar with the perennially on-the-brink Japanese brand knows that White Mountaineering is synonymous with cold-weather outdoor apparel. For Fall/Winter 2015, Aizawa explained that he had been working with Gore-Tex for 10 years, and it was now a matter of refining the material. Evidently that meant combining the waterproof membrane with tartans, wool fleece, corduroy and washed cottons, as well as camo prints and various floral patterns. On their feet, the models wore the upcoming brand collaboration with adidas — yet another reason to make White Mountaineering a label to watch in the coming year.



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Jan 262015
 

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FC Barcelona star forward and captain of the Brazil national soccer team, Neymar Jr. teamed up with Nike to help launch the Hypervenom back in 2013 and another gold edition the following summer. Now in his eighth year as a Nike athlete, the talented footballer introduces the Hypervenom “Liquid Diamond”. Inspiration for this new design comes from Neymar’s love for diamonds, one of which he has tattooed on his arm to match with his sister. The NikeSkin upper is done in a textured metallic silver with a gold tongue and pink Swoosh and a translucent neon yellow sole. The colorful accents are a nod to Neymar’s personality and playing style which Max Blau, VP Nike Football Footwear, calls “fluid..[reminding] us of water flowing between rocks”. The Nike Hypervenom “Liquid Diamond” is available for pre-sale on the Nike Football App starting today and will hit Nike.com this Wednesday, January 28.



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Jan 262015
 

By April Walker

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“God Damn that DJ made my day”… 

Jam Master Jay was a creative force. I met Jay at a NYC nightclub called Kilimanjaros one night and he asked me for a business card. The next day he called the office and put in a test order for RUN-DMC custom outfits and the rest was history.  I became RUN-DMC’s stylist and we started transforming the group with new looks. Notice I said “WE”. Jay was instrumental in this fashion makeover process for RUN-DMC, much like he was in music, being the creative engineer of the group. He always had a vision or idea for what he wanted about everything, including fashion. Also, it was Jay that first suggested that I start my brand. He was watching my custom designs bubble on the NYC streets, and he really believed in the movement we were building. Jay even came to our first showing at the NYC Flatotel, and his presence really helped the buyers write my first orders, that’s how much of a committed dude he was. Jay and I became good friends over the years and he was one of those honest people who would tell you the truth, whether you wanted to hear it or not. His honesty was admirable because I think a lot of times it’s hard to be honest with ourselves. He was a rarity…a mega-supastar who always treated EVERYONE the same. “Consistency” was a good word for Jam Master Jay. He was the same person whether he was in Hollace, Queens or in Beverly Hills. He was an authentic soul; always trying to help someone else,and  get someone else’s talents out there, while simultaneously trying to manage his own world. He definitely instilled contagious behavior. Conceive. Believe. Receive. R.I.P JMJ. Gone but never forgotten.

Be sure to head over to the Walker Wear website to check out all our latest gear.

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Jan 262015
 

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This season finds adidas Originals seeing red, as the brand harnesses the rich hue for its latest women’s offering of apparel and accessories. Collected under the Red Clash capsule range, the goods make use of various eye-catching graphic prints throughout, including energetic leopard print and sleek snakeskin patterns over leggings and
sweaters, while tracksuit silhouettes and a full-body playsuit feature a striking pattern clash of roses and camo. In terms of fabrication, the collection utilizes super-soft jersey and French terry, resulting in a collection that’s relaxed and casual, but definitely not made for shrinking violets. Look for the Red Clash capsule collection to launch through select adidas Originals retailers beginning in February.



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Jan 262015
 

There have been many documentaries on the legendary James Brown, but this British doc by Adrian Maben is a must see. Released in 1978, Soul Brother #1 presents James Brown’s story through candid interviews with the man himself. We learn about Brown’s childhood struggles growing up 20 miles from Augusta, GA to breaking through in the industry with his classic tune, “Please, Please, Please.” We also learn about Brown’s views on politics, co-signing the efforts of the great Martin Luther King, Jr. But it doesn’t end there. The incredible concert footage captured for this documentary is the real seller. Watch in excitement as the King performs such classics as “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” and “Get on the Good Foot” in front of his many followers. For any James Brown/funk music aficionado, this documentary is mandatory viewing. As always, enjoy and be educated.

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Jan 262015
 

By Chase March

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Lyrical Mind and Ender-One are the special guests for this week’s edition of WIB Rap Radio. They discuss their history in hip-hop, and perform one of their songs live on the air.

Enjoy the show!

Cquel – Meal Ticket
Relic and Soul – How It Goes
Know-It – Qualified to Speak
Awkword – Headlines
Souls of Mischief – Another Side of You
deM atlaS – I Don`t Care
Slim Kid 3 and DJ Nu-mark – No Pity Party
De La Soul – The Bizness
Masta Ace – Da Grind
Fashawn and Alchemist – Dreams
Apollo Brown and Ras Kass – Please Don’t Let Me
Aspect and Snowgoons – What’s Good
Ender-One – It Feels Nice
Lyrical Mind – My Life
Lyrical Mind and Ender-One – Smack ‘Em All (Live)
Words ft. Eternia – Come Rugged
Mad Hattr – Disconnect
The Extremities – Space Marines
Moore & Exit Only – The Chant
Ngajuana – Left Home

Word is Bond Rap Radio airs Monday nights at midnight on 94.9 CHRW. Don’t miss it!

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Jan 262015
 

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Ohio’s Sole Classics has teamed up with Vans Vault for a joint venture inspired by the very limits of the human imagination. The resulting Sole Classics x Vans Vault Sk8-Hi Reissue Zip LX “A-8SC” has a design that honors the American engineers and dreamers who made it possible for a native Wapakoneta, Ohio — one Neil Armstrong — to take an unprecedented journey to the Moon. While the tonal off-white coloring evokes the space suit that made the trek possible, the use of Outlast technology is similarly functional as well, allowing feet to stay warm in the cold and cool in the heat. Look for the kicks to launch January 31st, both in-store and online.

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846 North High Street | Map
Columbus, OH 43215
TEL #: 614-299-2290

Release Date: 1/31/2015 (Saturday)



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Jan 262015
 

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Longtime coach at Duke University Mike Krzyzewski has just become the first coach in Division 1 men’s college basketball and the second in NCAA history to record 1,000 game wins. To commemorate this milestone, Nike as released a very special edition “Coach K Celebration” t-shirt. Since his tenure in 1980, Duke’s Blue Devils have won four national championships, made 11 Final Four appearances and boast 82 NCAA Tournament wins. Krzyzewski’s list of accomplishments also extends to his leadership on the U.S. Men’s National Team, where he was able to bring home two World Championships and two Olympic gold medals. With that resume, it’s no wonder the Swoosh brand has decided to honor him. The Nike “Coach K Celebration” T-Shirt is available now at Nike.com.



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Jan 262015
 

From The Hart is the long awaited debut album from the duo of L.I.F.E.T.I.M.E/ S.I produced by Endemic Emerald. Hard work, Heart, Soul, Honesty and Integrity for Hip Hop has gone into this project.

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Jan 262015
 

New episode of the NIO Radio Show with guest appearances from Drama and Trac-Qaeda.


1.The Four Owls- Think Twice
2.Pharoahe Monch- In The Zone
3.Joey Bada$$- Paper Trail$
4.Sadat X- Get Yours (ft black rob)
5.GIT Beats, 1MT- DFA (ft rockness monsta,bob banner)
6.Pace Won- Do My Thing
7.Union Blak- Street English
8.Lord Hakim- Scripturez (ft planet asia)
9.Illa Noyz- Robbery Talk
10.Blu- Kiss The Sky Remix
11.Wu Tang Clan- Preachers Daughter
12.Little Vic- Ash Tray
13.Rapsody- One Time (ft tab one,charlie smarts,phonte)
14.Drama- 3 Kings (ft dj soulbuck)
15.Tone Liv- Cold Case (ft pop uno)
16.King Author- Hazey Thoughts
17.Sonny Jim- Diablo Remix
18.The Dirty Sample- Three Sixty Five (ft roc marciano)
19.Easy Money- For The Streets (ft termanology)
20.Grand Surgeon- Grind Till I Die
21.Krumbsnatcha- Wing Chun
22.Mic Handz, Steele- Frontline
23.Drama- Eager Adolescent
24.Nine- First Punch
25.Reap Da Naturaw- Dons Story
26.Blacastan, Chumzilla- Bring Apocalyspe
27.Lot A Nerve, Fes Taylor, Mic Check- Riot Squad
28.Mayhem, Soulslicers- Mafioso Lyrical (ft g dot,born)
29.P Wise- Hip Hop
30.Mic Handz, Julius Sleazer, Mordecai- Hazardous
31.Cash Burner 5000- Shining Star
32.Squeegio O- Stain
33.Rhymaggedon- Eye Know
34.Prince Of NY- About A Dalla (ft uptown rich,buckxs)

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Jan 262015
 

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Following the release of of their Stormtrooper figures from Star Wars Episode VI: A New Hope, Hot Toys has announced a new member of their lineup, the Shadow Trooper collectible figure. Modeled after its film counterpart, this specialized solder of the Galactic Empire is meticulously crafted with glossy black paint with a weathered effect, stands at about one foot tall and features over thirty points of articulation. He also comes complete with a number of weapons and accessories including a blaster rifle, belt pouches and swappable hands for various gestures. Take a closer look at the Hot Toys Shadow Trooper figure below.



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Jan 262015
 

Packed with sand, sun, and power, Toyota is out with a new promotional video for their upcoming TRD Pro lineup. Starring the Tacoma TRD Pro and the 4Runner TRD, both models see upgraded interiors, new suspension systems, and engine upgrades, offering a smooth ride for your lady and a lot of trouble for you and your boys. The new 4Runner, priced beginning at $41,110, will feature a new skid plate, a 1-inch front lift kit, and 17-inch alloy wheels and is powered by a 4.0-liter V6 engine producing 270hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. The Tundra goes further with the same exterior modifications, but with another inch in lift and wheel size to go with a 5.7-liter V8 under the hood that puts out 381 horses and 401 lb-ft of torque. Continue after the jump to see plenty of preview shots and, of course, the video with a unique overview of the models in their natural habitats.

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Jan 262015
 

By teckzilla

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…I’m a junkie after all but my music got a special touch of something
the professionals in the industry labelled the hit factor
I’m the it factor fuck a record label, I’m independent
that’s the it in the hit factor that they haven’t factored in yet…”

Still reeling off the post holiday blues? Well, this may be the song for you or not. Johnny Thursday‘s latest tune brews a mix of depression, intricate rhyme schemes and drunken styled delivery over a dusty soundscape provided by producer Mobster. This is a one off song for the record as the man keeps putting in mad work. Tune in and get with the program.

 

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Jan 262015
 

By LRCN

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I messaged Wodoo Wolcan – one of the phattest producers I’ve ever heard – on Soundcloud the other day asking for new music, and I’m not sure if the two are linked but this weekend he blessed the world with some new sounds. ‘SlaughtaHouse’ is another waved remix, signature of his sound: jazzy, progressive, warped. He’s so dope.

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Jan 252015
 

Along with its long name, this Nike Air Max ST comes with a long, established history, which first kicked off back in the early ’90’s. Initially the Air Max ST didn’t make many waves in the sneaker world, but its rise overtime can be easily explained with remixes like this one. Offered in a mix of white, clearwater blue, flash lime, and wolf grey, this Air Max ST retains all of its OG charm while also using color mixes not often seen together. The result is a model that easily bridges the old with the new. Featuring a white mesh and synthetic leather base, grey takes care of the mudguard while the clear water blue works nicely with the Flash Lime to accent the look on the Swoosh and the Air window. Continue after the jump to get a good view at this all new look for one of Nike’s older models before it hits stores later this spring.

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