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Wu-Tang Clan Just Got a New York District Named After Them

Wu-Tang Clan has been honored once again by the New York City Council. Yesterday, May 4, the city named the streets of the Park Hill area – the neighborhood in Staten Island where members of the group grew up – as the ‘Wu-Tang District.’ The ceremony took place after the council unanimously voted to name the area after the group in honor of their contributions to the borough.

According to the Staten Island Advance, the ceremony was described by a council member as “a great day where we have an opportunity to honor our hometown heroes, the young men who put Staten Island on the map internationally.” Watch Raekwon unveil the sign below.

This isn’t the first time the group has been recognized by their hometown. The council last year declared November 9 as an official “Wu-Tang Clan Day.”

Take a Look At Yue Minjun’s First Ever Wooden Sculptures Before They Drop

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KAWS collaborator, Yue Minjun, has linked up with AllRightsReserved to create his first ever wooden sculptures, a set of two sculptural editions titled “SURPLUS VALUE”. Best known for his unique take on self-portraiture, Minjun has created a three-dimensional version of his most famous motif.

“SURPLUS VALUE” marries traditional materials with modern craftsmanship. Each carving has a unique number and is autographed by Yue marked on its base. The editions are available in brown and beige colorways, and are limited to 75 sculptures per color.

The 190mm x 190mm x 145mm wood and copper “SURPLUS VALUE” figures will cost $8000 each, and will be available for public sale on the DING DONG Takuhaibin website beginning from 8 May.

14 Black T-Shirts You Need in Your Spring Wardrobe

Though there’s no denying the place of a white T-shirt in any man’s wardrobe this summer, the perfect black tee is a staple that will integrate into and elevate your ’fits like no other. Whether it’s worn as the base layer to make other pieces pop or left to shine on its own, the right black T-shirt is not only easy to style, but will add a dash of effortless cool to your outfits.

Still, not all T-shirts were made equal, and here we’ve filtered through this most saturated T-shirt offering to help you find steezy, quality black tees to make your new favorite. Browsing through luxury retailers such as SSENSE and Farfetch as well as high-street destinations such as COS, our best finds come from the likes of Patagonia and Carhartt WIP, as well as COMME des GARÇONS and Ambush.

With options starting at just $34, highlights from our selection of black T-shirts include a simple logo-printed Patagonia tee for off-duty ’fits, a classic Carhartt WIP version elevated with an embroidered logo on the front, as well as much more fashion-forward incarnations such as a Prada option that doubles as a chest bag.

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The Shoe Surgeon Douses the Air Jordan 1 in “Lux” Rubberized Python

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Brand: Jordan Brand customized by The Shoe Surgeon

Model: Lux “Rubberized” Air Jordan 1

Key Features: The reconstructed AJ1 has been rendered in premium rubberized python and a sleek black woven material.

Release Date: Available now.

Price: $3000


Editor’s Notes:  Dominic Ciambrone, aka The Shoe Surgeon, follows up his one-off military-inspired Jordans for Travis Scott with a Lux “Rubberized” Air Jordan 1. The new sneaker takes design cues from OFF-WHITE variations on the silhouette, as evidenced by the familiar zip-tie which also gets the python treatment.

The shoe includes several Abloh-inspired features including quotation marks around the “RUBBERIZED” text on the outsole. Ciambrone has used the same orange hue to accent the AJ1.

There is also text on the ankle flaps. An oversized white swoosh adorns the lateral sides of the sneaker, which overlays a gray panel.

The “Lux” Rubberized Python Air Jordan 1 is handcrafted to order, and they’re in very limited quantities, so head over to

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NEPENTHES Offers a Masterclass in Eclectic Layering With Striking SS19 Editorial

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Season: SS19

Key Looks: The SOUTH2 WEST8 Mexican Parka is a perfect option for coastal layering. The light cotton material rounds off the loose-fitting v-neck piece, is finished with an ikat fabric, constructed in India.

Editor’s Notes: NEPENTHES called upon stylist Naoki Ikeda for its coastal SS19 editorial. Titled, “Anything But Strong,” the coastal shoot features mainstays, SOUTH2 WEST8, Engineered Garments, Needles, Randt, and AiE.

Ikeda employs face paint in organic hues to create moving, mime-like vignettes against the editorial’s dramatic coastal backdrop. The muted landscape is a perfect canvas for striking, bright pieces such as Randt’s Studio Jacket for ¥35,000+tax (approx. $314), together with the Studio Pant for ¥31,000+tax (approx. $278), or this season’s stand-out paint-splattered cowboy hat by Needles for ¥25,000 (approx. $225). Take a look below.

We find new additions to Nepenthes’ expanding footwear selection, with Needles offering up Geta Sandals with Tsumugi Thong for ¥28,000 (approx. $251) and tasseled Swedish clogs from Needles and Troentorp for ¥29,000+tax (approx. $260). Shop the individual products at NEPENTHES.

Listen to the Preview of Young Thug’s Nipsey Hussle Tribute Track

Young Thug has shared a snippet from an unreleased track paying tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle.

The song touches on Hussle’s murder, which happened just over a month ago, on March 31 this year. In the track, Young Thug considers the emotional fallout from Hussle’s death.

The clip begins with, “AK for these pussy n***as thinking they got stamina / Tell me that ain’t Nipsey I just seen on that camera.” He goes on to rap, “I can’t see how n***as let him get shot / That lil baby ran up on him ain’t nobody but him die / Trying to give n***as the benefit, but really I cannot / And I can only imagine the tears on him mother’s and his wife’s eyes.”

Take a listen below.

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As of yet, it’s unclear whether the track will be part of a larger project, or when the release date might be. Nonetheless, fans are hoping that Young Thug’s next studio album, to be produced by J. Cole, may include the song.

Legendary Street Skater Daewon Song Is Finally Getting His Own Movie

Transworld Skateboarding is releasing a documentary about legendary street skater Daewon Song, in association with adidas Skateboarding.

DAEWON will cover the influence 44-year-old Song has had on the skateboarding world over the last 30 years, with the likes of Mark Gonzales, Tony Hawk, Marc Johnson, Steve Rocco, Giovanni Reda, and more all making appearances to discuss his legacy and personal journey. The industry greats all sing Song’s praises, such as Tony Hawk saying, “Every time he puts up footage it’s something no one else could do. It’s wildly impressive.”

Directed by Joe Pease, DAEWON premieres in Los Angeles at the Wiltern Theater for free on May 12, with a worldwide digital release slated for May 17 on Watch the trailer for the full-length documentary above.

Watch Brian “Dutchie” Delaney Skate Around Berlin for Grand Collection

Grand Collection just dropped its latest video showcasing Brian “Dutchie” Delaney skating around Berlin in the brand’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection. Watch the love letter to Berlin above, filmed by Jon Wolf over 8 days in April. Keep an eye out for a cameo by Mike Coffey.

The collection consists of outerwear, pants, hoodies, T-shirts, and caps, in a relatively subdued color palette of green, gray, and black, with a pop of blue. Check out the pieces below.

Grand Collection SS19 is available to buy now from the brand’s website. Prices range from $30 for the T-shirts, to $220 for the Ellsworth Nylon jacket.

Stüssy Dropped Merch for Dr. Octagon’s 2023 A.D. “Planet Earth Tour”

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Brand: Stüssy x Dr. Octagon

Key Pieces: The “Ice Cream Fudge” long-sleeve tee is a standout piece for fans of Kool Keith’s Dr. Octagonecologyst.

Release Date: Available now

Buy: Dover Street Market London and Los Angeles, as well as online at

Editor’s Notes: Stüssy follows up its “World Tour” collection with an extra-terrestrial capsule made in collaboration with Dr. Octagon.

Dr. Octagon, the extraterrestrial surgeon from Jupiter, has traveled back to California to deliver merchandise from his Plant Earth Tour (2023 A.D.) in collaboration with Stüssy. The partnership could not be more fitting.

Graphic tees, hoodies and long-sleeve tees remain true to Octagon’s macabre sensibilities. The “Tabloids” T-shirt ($36), for example, pictures a newspaper clipping of a “half-alligator, half-human” found in the Florida Everglades alongside the text, “How to perform psychic surgery – on yourself!”

The collection includes a hooded sweatshirt for $90, with speculative tour dates for an “Earth Planet Tour,” stopping at Mars, Venus, Mercury, Earth, Hale Bopp, Jupiter, Neptune, Pluto, Saturn and Portland during the lunar cycle 2023 A.D. The hoodie comes in bright blue, black and white colorways.

The long-sleeved “Ice Cream Fudge” T-shirt ($40) comes in three basic colorways, and depicts the skeletal doctor from his 1996 album, Dr. Octagonecologyst, with the line, “Carvel don’t tell — your whole crew is ice cream fudge” from the iconic track, “3000.”

Noah Drops Psychedelic Merch for Super Natural Psycho’s Debut LP

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Brand: NOAH x Super Natural Psycho

Season: SS19

Key Pieces: The collection’s long-sleeved T-shirt in striking purple tie-dye is a must-cop for all SNP fans.

Release Date: Available now

Buy: Online at

Editor’s Notes: New York’s Super Natural Psycho are commemorating the release of their debut LP, Rendezvous With The Sun, with a small merchandise capsule created by Noah. The collection of shor- and long-sleeved T-shirts, sweaters, hoodies and caps will be available exclusively through Noah’s website and its New York flagship store.

The tie-dyed pocket tee in blue ($68) and the long-sleeved variation in purple ($54) channel the band’s trippy, ’70s groove and synchronous ’90s edge. The pieces are completed with typographic embellishments and illustrated sun imagery.

The collection also includes hoodies in navy blue and gray colorways for $138, alongside a blue Rendezvous With The Sun cap ($48), as well as a limited edition pressing of the band’s debut LP on 12-inch vinyl for $18.

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Noah presents a limited edition pressing of Super Natural Psycho's debut LP "Rendezvous With The Sun" on 12-inch vinyl. Musicians Reggie McCafferty, Mikey Merante, Darren Nanos, Vrndavana Powell, Mike Rizk, and Bryan Valdivia –who all met through the American hardcore/punk scene, with stints playing in bands like Xibalba, Creem and Attitude — have grown together, and their sound as Super Natural Psycho draws inspiration from a wide pool of music. We at Noah use music and musicians as inspiration on a daily basis. When presented with the opportunity to support SNP and their latest release it was an easy choice to make. Independent music makes the world go round and we’re happy to play a tiny part.

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We linked up with the band back in November 2018. Check them out in the video below as they perform songs “Alice Comes Around” and “Black Cherry.”