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A$AP Rocky Shows Off His Under Armour Sneaker in New “Tony Tone” Video

Following videos for “Gunz N Butter” and “Fukk Sleep,” A$AP Rocky delivers yet another aesthetic in support of Testing, this week sharing his “Tony Tone” visual.

Directed by HidJi Films for AWGE, the video sees Rocky showing off his jewelry as well as his new Under Armour sneaker collab. Per usual, numerous members of A$AP Mob also appear in the clip.

Again, A$AP Rocky’s “Tony Tone” video follows previous Testing treatments for “Gunz N Butter” and “Fukk Sleep.” Rocky also recently dropped his Tame Impala-sampling track “Sundress.” You can revisit each below.

For more music videos, be sure to check out Octavian’s trippy new aesthetic for “Move Faster.”

Here’s How to Cop Three Sneaker Grails for $1 at StockX

December deals keep on coming, and just in time for the holidays, StockX is giving you the chance to cop some sneakers you likely took an L on in the past for the same price as an espresso.

Starting today, December 13, at 12 p.m. EST, StockX will give six lucky winners the chance to cop some of the dopest sneakers collabs of recent times, including Sean Wotherspoon’s Nike Air Max 1/97, fragment designs’ Jordan 1 Retro, and Nike’s Friends and Family Air Max 1 in collaboration with Parra, for just $1 (or €1/£1, depending on your local currency). That’s a pretty insane deal, especially considering the fact that fragment designs’ Jordan 1 is currently reselling for $1,620.

Available to shoppers in the US, UK, Germany, France, and Italy, in order to enter the draw, all you have to do is log into your StockX account (or create one, in case you’re a first-timer) via either the App or website, and place a bid of one buck in your local currency before December 17 at 12:00 p.m. EST.

After that, StockX will randomly pick three US winners and three EU winners — the first winners will get their pick of the three sneakers, the second will pick from the remaining two, and the third winner will take the last pair.

What’s more, for an extra chance to win, refer a friend receive a bonus entry once they’ve also placed a bid.

Click through below to enter the draw now.

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Supreme Italia Comments on Samsung Collab & Announces Opening of 70+ Stores

Samsung China’s announcement of a collaboration with “Supreme” has not only raised eyebrows but stirred much confusion. Since the initial announcement, we have come to find out that Samsung’s joint effort isn’t with the NYC-born streetwear brand, but is instead with the legally fake label Supreme Italia, which is owned by British holding company IBF (International Brand Firm).

Although announced by Samsung China, the Supreme Italia collab is reportedly under reevaluation. Now, nss magazine reports, IBF has issued the following statement:

“The press release was presented at the latest [sic] conference by the South Korean technological giant for the presentation of the Galaxy A8 phone in China during which the forthcoming participation of Supreme at the fashion show at the Mercedes-Benz Cultural Center in Shanghai was confirmed for next year.

“We hope that the opportunities presented today will be seen as concrete possibilities for the development and extension of the brand given the desire to continue on this path.”

nss points out that the press release also sees IBF reaffirm its legal position with the Supreme Italia brand, which started out as a fake products company before registering its own brand. Supreme Italia has reportedly filed 22 product designs and is now announcing the opening of more than 70 physical stores over the next two years, including massive flagship locations in Beijing and Shanghai.

“The IBF will open in every country on the globe where the industrial property rights present with the already owned stores in Spain as examples, already planned are stores in Belgrade where IBF is the ONLY HOLDER OF A REGISTERED SUPREME BRAND, as well as others territories, and therefore between the end of 2018 and 2019 no less than 70 openings around the world are expected,” IBF said.

Supreme Italia will also have a presence on Alibaba’s Tmall e-commerce platform and JD.com.

For more on this story, visit nss magazine.

Noon Goons’ Pre-Fall Collection Features a Snakeskin Print Tracksuit

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Brand: Noon Goons

Season: Pre-FW19

Key Pieces: The snakeskin tracksuit, bright red Harrington jacket, and the tartan plaid shirt.

Release Date: N/A

Buy: Noon Goons

Editor’s Notes: Southern California label Noon Goons has unveiled its wide-ranging Pre-Fall 2019 collection. The offering features oversized denim jackets, tartan plaid Harrington jackets, baggy workwear pants, a varsity jacket, diamond T-shirts, and much more. There’s even a snakeskin tracksuit, if that’s your vibe.

Watch out for the collection dropping over at Noon Goon’s official store. Let us know what you think of the collection in the comments below.

In other news, here are the 10 best retro sneaker releases of 2018.

Gucci Mane Is on Autopilot With ‘Evil Genius’

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In the glorious pantheon of trap rappers, Gucci Mane’s dais is the largest. Since the mid 2000s, Guwop’s been peddling a very specific style of rap music – one for the hustlers, not the hustled. He wasn’t the first to rap about drugs, but he was first to package it within a very particular set of characteristics that would later be stretched out and commercialized. He seldom argues the fact that he’s the creator of rap’s biggest subculture – he lets T.I., Jeezy, and others have fun with that – and lets his enormous catalog play as something of an oral history of the genre. With more than 12 albums and 71 mixtapes, there’s not much more that Gucci Mane can show us to cement himself as one of the most influential artists in hip-hop culture. And that’s precisely the problem with Evil Genius; it’s familiar when everyone around him has taken steps to change the parameters of trap more than he ever has. Gucci Mane sounds comfortable, making this skippable.

Evil Genius is an album for settling in on a car ride and for making the lower end of curated playlists on DSPs. To that end, most of its 18-track runtime is dedicated to downtrodden trap anthems with lush elements like the ambience of “By Myself” or the stabs of piano on “Just Like It.” It nary reaches the oddity of modern trap that’s evolved away from the street corner anthems of Gucci’s heyday. To this end, it creates something of a uniform sound. Gucci’s 808s have never been more prevalent, which is a plus. His drawling bass has been a constant, and a large reason his music bruised the speakers of Nissan Altimas in 2008 when the lyricism stagnated and never improved.

Wordplay has never been a strong suit of Gucci’s music, though it’s not a detraction, either: it’s just there. It’s not quite punchlines or backpack rap; it’s in the middle, rarely being clever enough to remember a witty line. Evil Genius continues in this vein. “Bipolar” has a slightly cringe-worthy chorus that makes you wonder if Gucci has any clue what being bipolar really is. “Lost Ya’ll Mind” finds a gem of personal duress sandwiched between filler bars (“2012, did more drugs than I sold/ My dope like a Chia Pet, ya water it, it grow” is about as close to introspective as you’ll probably find). Otherwise, it’s more jewel talk, Lambo braggadocio, and mountains and mountains of sexual encounters. It’s trite to complain about it at this point. Chances are, if you’re listening to a Gucci Mane album in 2018, you know what you’ve come for.

Deciding not to switch things up lyrically does have its pitfalls, though. Rap music is all about lyrics being built around repetitive beats to create songs that contain ideas. When you remove the imaginative, constantly evolving element, which has defined the genre since its inception, the song relies on adventurousness of its other elements to compromise. Often artists will switch up what they rap over if they know that, lyrically, they aren’t that wide-spread. The problem with Evil Genius is that this doesn’t happen. It sounds like DropTopWop, which sounds like Woptober. The beats lack any kind of spark and all occupy the same sonic stretch of mid-tempo, bass-heavy jams. “Wake Up in the Sky” and “Solitaire” are glitzy, if brief detours that only exacerbate the fact that there’s not much originality in this spectrum. If the beats sound mostly the same and the lyricism leaves little to the imagination, what exactly is there to attract anyone here?

Evil Genius isn’t necessarily a bad album, it’s just that there’s no way to justify its existence – save for the fact that it’s another check and means of bolstering his legacy as trap’s founder. It’s not enough to just exist in the trap space in 2018, there needs to be some kind of innovation, or at least an attempt to keep up with the advancements made. At this point, hip-hop fans are just happy that Gucci continues to create and thrive. His album is a reflection of that; by doing just enough of the same act to feed a hungry fanbase. Gucci’s on autopilot now. Because he’s a legend shouldn’t excuse him from trying as hard as anyone else, but Evil Genius may be proof that he really doesn’t need to.

Gucci Mane’s ‘Evil Genius’ is available to buy or stream. For more of our album reviews, head here.

JetBlue Founder David Neeleman’s Vision for High-Tech, Low Cost Moxy Airlines

Aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman has launched or overhauled six airlines now, with the founding of JetBlue arguably his most well-known achievement. Neeleman is currently developing a new high-tech, low cost airline under the working name of Moxy. As he says, there’s airline “concentration in the industry and the legacies aren’t doing a lot of flying that people really want.” He sees this as “an opportunity to get …

What to Shop Ahead of adidas’ Holiday Delivery Cut-Off Tonight

As the holidays draw ever closer, the cut-off details for holiday deliveries from select retailers are beginning to surface. Among them, adidas has announced its final date to secure anything three-striped for under the tree as today, December 13, for guaranteed delivery by December 25.

So, if you still haven’t completed your holiday shopping and know that they’d appreciate some OG adidas sneakers, apparel, or accessories, now’s your chance to get your gifting in the bag.

With everything from the latest Ultra Boost kicks to Calabasas track pants and collaborative Alexander Wang sneakers still available, there are no excuses not to be hitting the mark this holiday season.

Click through now for your last chance to shop.

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Atelier Uptobe’s REBEL Capsule Collection is Ready For Deep Space

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There’s a lot of history packed into the 891.8 square kilometers that Berlin occupies. Everything from walls and wars to raging, days-long dance parties have become synonymous with Germany’s capital city. Stepping on to the stone streets, it’s easy to see the past etched into the cobblestones or in the facade of buildings but the city isn’t solely a testament to the past.

Tucked into a bend in one of the city’s canals sits the aptly-named Futurium and it’s here, in the lab-meets-museum, that the Italian fashion brand Uptobe launched the REBEL Capsule Collection. For the futuristic new garments, the designer went oversized with puffed-up parkas and anoraks that look warm enough for a deep space mission (or just another Berlin winter) and sleek enough for even the most selective street style aficionado thanks to a range of punchy hues. Alongside the standard black and white colorways, the puffed-up jackets drop in luminescent shades of orange, yellow, blue, and purple in either solid or camouflage patterns. Bringing it all together, the parkas and anoraks got stamped with a signature logo print on the upper zip.

With the future-focused lookbook, Atelier Uptobe flexed its street style cred and brought together an intergalactic team of models that included Jonathan Steinig, Josephine Kinsey, and rapper Vvarholla. On the street and in the hallowed halls of Futurium’s interiors, the latest wares from Atelier Uptobe got snapped by Adam Katz Sinding.

Peep all the photos from the new collection and then head to Atelier Uptobe’s online store cop all the goods from the REBEL Capsule Collection.

Virgil Abloh Transforms Dover Street Market’s Logo in Exclusive OFF-WHITE Collab

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Brand: OFF-WHITE x DSM

Season: Winter 2018

Key Pieces: The standout item in the apparel drop is the hooded anorak in any of the three colorways, as the bold graphic detailing on the reverse elevates the piece beyond standard weather-proof wear.

Release Date: Available now

Buy: Dover Street Market stores and the DSML E-Shop

Editor’s Notes: After releasing exclusive product for the launch of DSMLA, a second OFF-WHITE x Dover Street Market collaboration has arrived.

The collection, which spans a number of wardrobe essential items like hoodies, anoraks, cross body bags, and caps, all boast Virgil Abloh’s take on the Dover Street Market logo. The designer has encased the logo in typical OFF-WHITE-esque quotation marks — “DSM” — which lends a playful edge to the capsule.

Similarly, OFF-WHITE trademark embellishments feature on every piece, from the industrial belt straps on the cross-body bags, to the “Card Holder”.

What do you think of the collection? Let us know in the comments.

In other news, Nike just unveiled its latest tech pack and we talked to the designers behind it

This Bonsai Forest by Masahiko Kimura is Incredible

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Check out this incredible Hinoki forest planting by Bonsai master Masahiko Kimura. This beautiful Bonsai was recently sold at the 38th annual Nippon Bonsai Taikan Exhibition for ¥1,800,000 which is equal to approximately US$15,800.

Born in Ōmiya-ku, Saitama, Japan on March 31, 1940, Kimura is widely regarded as a genius and pioneer in the world of Bonsai. Many of his students and apprentices have also gone on to become masters in their own right.

 

 

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