FairPlay Debuts PlayStation 2 Capsule for OG Gamers

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Brands: FairPlay x Playstation

Season: Winter 2019

Key Pieces: The tracksuit is the standout offering, but the denim trucker jacket is solid as well for an understated vibe.

Editor’s Notes: Los Angeles-based brand FairPlay has teamed up with Playstation once again, following their first collaboration on a matching tracksuit that paid homage to the original Playstation.







This time, FairPlay commemorates the Playstation 2 with a three-piece collection consisting of a sherpa-lined track jacket and matching track pants, as well as stonewashed trucker denim jacket. Each piece embodies the aesthetic of the classic PS2, especially with the matching tracksuit draped in black with iridescent blue nylon accents to reflect the color of the gaming console. Additionally, the denim jacket is defined by a corduroy collar, PS2 branding across the chest and embroidered PlayStation and FairPlay logos situated on the back.

Pricing ranges from $76 to $140, and you can cop your favorite pieces exclusive through the Frenzy App beginning February 2.

Women in Film Initiatives at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

Stella Artois empowers with a film-finishing fund, a platform for the ReFrame gender parity stamp and more Everyone with a hint of cultural awareness understands that the Sundance Film Festival has been an industry leader for talent introduction and incubation for decades. Across the narrative, documentary and shorts categories, emerging writers, producers and directors get catapulted toward their dreams in one of the most competitive and collaborative …

‘Broad City’ Stars Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer Answer Burning BFF Questions on ‘Hot Ones’

After its explosive season 8 premiere with Gordon Ramsey, everyones favorite wing show Hot Ones puts the ladies of Broad City in the hot seat. The co-creators and stars of the Comedy Central hit, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, take on the viral spicy challenge as they eat there way through scorching-hot cauliflower.

As Broad City prepares for its fifth and final season, Abbi and Ilana share behind the scenes experiences from the show including stealing locations for season 1 and their biggest “pain in the ass” scene to pull off in the blazing hot New York summer. While progressing through the fiery cauliflower, the comedians answer burning BFF questions about one another, provide a stoner-friendly graham cracker recipe, and discuss their improve roots.

Check out how the ladies of Broad City did in the spicy Hot Ones challenge above.

 

50 Years Ago The Beatles Played Their Last Live Gig on a Roof in Savile Row

 

On January 30th, 1969, The Beatles staged an impromptu performance on the rooftop of their record label, Apple, in Savile Row, London. The gig would last 42 minutes before being shut down by police and would mark the final time the band ever performed together live.

The footage from that historic day would make its way onto the Let It Be documentary. The band played nine takes of five songs (Get Back, Don’t Let Me Down, I’ve Got A Feeling, One After 909, Dig A Pony). In an interview with Rolling Stone, Ken Mansfield (the label’s US manager at the time) recalls that their may have been 20 people on the rooftop at most. For those curious, the keyboardist is Billy Preston. Regarding the clip embedded above, the description below is direct from YouTube:

 

Written by John as an expression of his love for Yoko Ono, the song is heartfelt and passionate. As John told Rolling Stone magazine in 1970, “When it gets down to it, when you’re drowning, you don’t say, ‘I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,’ you just scream.”
 
During filming on the roof of Apple, two days after the recording of the track, the band played ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ right after doing two versions of ‘Get Back’ and it led straight into ‘I’ve Got A Feeling’. Michael Lindsay-Hogg was once again directing a Beatles’ shoot. He and Paul met regularly at the tail end of 1968, while Hogg was directing The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, to discuss the filming of The Beatles’ session in January. By the time that fateful Thursday came around, the penultimate day of January would be the last time The Beatles ever played together in front of any kind of audience.
 
This is not the version of ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ heard on the single but the version from the Let It Be… Naked album – a composite of both versions that were performed on the roof of Apple in Savile Row

 

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Round Two Co-Founder Luke Fracher Drops Resell Knowledge on The Dropcast

You ever paid rent off of selling one pair of YEEZY 350s before they became fedoras of the feet? Have you ever been so desperate to cop a hot item you overpaid by hundreds of dollars and named your firstborn after your plug? Well, then you gotta listen to this latest episode of The Dropcast.

Hosts Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon are joined by Round Two co-founder Luke Fracher, and the three former Virginians reminisce over growing up in the DMV before talking about some of the latest drops this week. Then we talk about the future of reselling, and how Round Two addresses a big consumer gap in the resale space—gently worn gear.

Fracher drops knowledge on how Round Two authenticates, why their business model doesn’t work for everyone, and how three friends built a resale empire off the strength of a YouTube series and a strong presence on social media. Follow Luke on IG @oglukemook, and follow Round Two New York @roundtwonewyorkcity. Also peep their highly addictive show on YouTube.

You also get to hear how much some listeners were willing to pay for hot releases, as well as some insane stories on resale deals. As always, call us on THE DROPCAST HOTLINE at 833-HIGHSNOB (833-444-4766) for a chance to end up on a future episode.

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Lil Pump Is a Steezy Mad Max in “Racks on Racks” Video

Fresh off dropping the music video for “Butterfly Doors” earlier in January, multiplatinum superstar Lil Pump is back with another visual, this time for his newest hit single “Racks on Racks,” taken from his forthcoming Harverd Dropout album due out February 22 via Tha Lights Global/Warner Bros. Records.

The BRTHR-directed video evokes a Mad Max-inspired setting with a Gucci-clad Pump partying it up in a desert, surrounded by video vixens wielding flame cannons and other weaponry. Also, a monster truck is added to the post-apocalyptic clip to further elevate the video’s already explosive setup.

Enjoy the new track above as Lil Pump continues to deliver his signature wild charisma and catchy hooks in the bassy-heavy production. Furthermore, Pump just received a “Best New Hip-Hop Artist” nomination at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards, which is slated to air on March 14.

‘Get Out’ Director Jordan Peele Talks Kanye West, ‘Us’ & Getting His Own Rollercoaster

In a recent interview with Rolling StoneJordan Peele opened up about a myriad of topics, from the bands he listened to as a kid (Tool and Nine Inch Nails) to the films that inspire him (The Sixth Sense, Reservoir Dogs).

Yet, as he walked around Universal Studios Hollywood with RS’ Brian Hiatt (turns out Peele loves the Harry Potter ride), much of the conversation spun around the success of his directorial debut, Get Out. While breaking down the Oscar-winning movie’s themes, the discussion naturally moved to wider societal issues such as racism, parenting, and whether or not Kanye West had fallen in to the Sunken Place.

Find the highlights from Peele’s interview below.

“It’s important to me that we can tell black stories without it being about race. I realized I had never seen a horror movie of this kind, where there’s an African-American family at the center that just is. After you get over the initial realization that you’re watching a black family in a horror film, you’re just watching a movie. You’re just watching people. I feel like it proves a very valid and different point than Get Out, which is, not everything is about race. Get Out proved the point that everything is about race. I’ve proved both points!”

“I’ve been trying to pitch a Get Out ride. It’s my ongoing joke — ‘You have to be this color or darker to enter.’ I don’t know how they would do it. But someday, I’m going to have a ride.”

(For those who haven’t seen Get Out, the Sunken Place is essentially a second world within a character’s head. It’s brought on via brainwashing techniques and mutes the person’s consciousness. They are, in other words, held captive within their own brain/)

“The Sunken Place is a new term we have to aid us in the discussion of what appears, to me, to be black people choosing an ideology that is racist against black people,”

“The thing about Kanye is he’s trying to tell his truth. And there’s something magnetic about people who are trying to tell the truth. I might be wrong, but my feeling is that even when he’s saying something I disagree with, he’s trying to tell his truth, and that’s more than you can say about 90 percent of people.”

“So much of that pain is internalized,” he says, “and you don’t really notice it until you’re watching some movie where there’s a father-and-son thing that you just start crying for no reason, or a moment of hanging out with my son and sort of imagining if I wasn’t in his life. There are moments where I have that feeling, but the vast majority of my life has intellectually just not been preoccupied with it, and therefore I felt free from that emotion. But I find that a lot of my work deals with those themes. So I’m definitely working it out.”

“For me, the idea is that the guy who is the farthest from racist, the guy who is literally blind, still plays a part in the system of racism. And the way it manifests in that movie is, yeah, a guy who believes that the eye of this better artist, this black artist, is what’s separating him from being a success or a failure. Which also, to me, is a commentary on a sentiment I was hearing a lot during the Obama era, this whole mythology of a [purported] advantage of being black in this culture.”

Nintendo Has a ‘Mario Kart’ Smartphone Game Coming This Summer

Early last year, Nintendo announced a new Mario Kart game for smartphones. Titled, Mario Kart Tour, the game was initially scheduled to arrive sometime between April 2018 and March 2019. Evidently the launch has been delayed, as Nintendo is now eyeing a summer 2019 release.

“The application for smartphone Mario Kart Tour will be scheduled to be distributed in the summer of 2019 in order to improve the quality of the application and expand the content of the service after delivery,” the tweet reads.

スマートフォン向けアプリ『マリオカート ツアー』は、アプリの品質向上および配信後のサービス内容拡充のため、配信予定を2019年夏とさせていただきます。 pic.twitter.com/YhtI2DWw4H

— 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) January 31, 2019

Aside from a projected release date and a logo, Nintendo has yet to reveal any information surrounding Mario Kart Tour. The game is expected to be a Mario Kart spinoff, designed specifically for mobile. Nintendo has a history of creating games exclusively for smartphone use as opposed to bringing traditional console titles to a mobile platform.

The last game to release from the Mario Kart franchise was Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch, which is reportedly the console’s top title.

For now, this is all we have on Mario Kart Tour, so be sure to check back with us for more surrounding Nintendo’s anticipated mobile Mario Kart game.

Volkswagen Unveils Its All-Electric Dune Buggy Concept

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After announcing plans of creating a new electric microbus last fall, German automaker Volkswagen has now revealed its latest concept with an electric dune buggy vehicle, a modern take of the iconic American dune buggies that were prominent in the ’60s and ’70s.

The concept dune buggy vehicle is based on the company’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform, Volkswagen’s forthcoming range of electric vehicles, and it’s constructed from modified parts taken from Volkswagen Beetles.

While a glimpse of the model is only provided, the new dune buggy does not incorporate a fixed roof or doors, and it maintains the signature oversized off-road tires and open sides. “A buggy is more than a car. It is vibrancy and energy on four wheels,” said Klaus Bischoff, head designer at Volkswagen, in a press release. “These attributes are embodied by the new e-buggy, which demonstrates how a modern, non-retro interpretation of a classic can look.”

The company also said that it created the electric dune buggy concept to show that a “fully electric platform can be used for more than just large-scale series production models,” and that it can also create the growth of “low-volume niche vehicles.”

Volkswagen’s new electric dune buggy will be officially unveiled at the International Geneva Motor Show beginning March 7. Head on over to Volkswagen’s official website now for more details.

Prada Taps Willy Vanderperre to Shoot SS19 Campaign Films

Prada is highlighting its SS19 collections with a new series of campaign films shot by Willy Vanderperre. For the project, the fashion house pulls inspiration from the motion picture universe, with the print campaigns offering glimpses into scenes taken from action, much like movie posters.

Prada first shares two films centering around its SS19 menswear collection. The shorts are directed by Vanderperre, while Benoît Debie serves as the Director of Photography, and Frédéric Sanchez provides the musical backdrop. At the core, the videos reference historic moments from the silver screen.

Models Daan Duez, Jonas Glöer and Tae Min Park act as the films’ protagonists exploring different sides of themselves. And while the shorts harken back to movies from the past, the models are seen wearing styles of today.

Prada is premiering its SS19 campaign films across social media, as well as on Prada.com. Be sure to check the brand’s website for additional videos and information.