When you want a sure-fire, solid joint, heads are now turning to Statik Selektah to get their fix, which happens to come in the form of a track laced with the talents of Action Bronson, Ab-Soul and Elle Varner, entitled “All You Need”. The mellowed out joint is a soulful jaunt through Bronson and Ab’s amorous ventures with the fairer sex, accompanied by Ms. Varner’s velvety vocals and sprightly punctuations of sampled keys. “All You Need” is just one of many all-star featured tracks to make up Statik’s upcoming LP, Lucky 7, which will release next week. Hit the jump to check out “All You Need” to help you anticipate another project full of bangers from Statik Selektah. Read more
In a follow-up to a riveting BET Awards performance, Kendrick Lamar continues to shed light on just how powerful To Pimp a Butterfly is by dropping the visuals to “Alright.” Directed by Colin Tilley and shot in stark black and white throughout varying locations in California, KDot continues to fire (figurative) shots at the police and its overall culture. The “Alright” video offers an enticing visual to an already gripping narrative, continuing Kendrick’s penchant for painting the hood lifestyle as a thing of beauty. “Alright” is simultaneously a fun, classic rap video but doesn’t riddle itself out of the harsh realities of growing up in places like Compton, Oakland, Baltimore or Ferguson.
The main goal for this summer should be to achieve maximum waviness. Stepping in to help you with such a crucial seasonal priority is FILA and streetwear veteran, Lemar & Dauley, as they debut the #WavvyBlue Cage. Such a tremendous flip on the classic FILA Cage model is guaranteed to win over the waviest of tastes and ensure that none shall share the trillest wave you wash everyone away with. Sporting appropriate and instantly appealing details such as the striking tonal blue suede and floral back tongue and sock liner gives the #WavvyBlue Cage an undeniable appeal that’s poised to take over the summer shoe game. Click through for more detailed shots of the shoes.
Yesterday marked the first Ritual Sunday in a series of day parties set to leave your summer season continuously crackin’. Plenty came through to Cuban Pete’s in Downtown Long Beach to drink, dance and vibe out with The 5th Element fam and the host of talented DJs that kept the dancefloor filled throughout the day. Trust, Ritual Sunday is your new link to a perfect #SundayFunday. Hit the jump for more shots from the function and stay tuned for more info on the next one.
With FILA and hip-hop culture enjoying a dynamic and storied rapport with one another throughout the years, it comes as no surprise that the shoe company pays appropriate homage to the pillar of graffiti arts in its latest release entitled, the “All-City Pack”. In graffiti culture, to be “all-city” meant that the writer was of an upper echelon status, one where they’ve transcended the title of just being “up”. The pack consists of dope colorways for the M-Squad, the Original Tennis and the Original Fitness, with a drop date of this Friday, July 3rd at FILA.com and selected retailers. Hit the jump to catch views of the whole pack in detail.
K-Swiss hits the courts with some retro gold by dropping the Si-18 and Gstaad in unique, tennis inspired colorways for the “Majors Pack”. Patterned after the Majors collection of tournaments in professional tennis (the US Open, the French Open, the Australian Open and Wimbledon), the classic silhouettes are set to be a strong summer pair to hit your rotations this season. Along with the K-Swiss x Atmos Si-18 International Sakura that was released earlier this month, the Majors Pack is another in a long line of special releases and collaborations that K-Swiss has in store for the rest of 2015. Click through to check out more detailed shots of the “Majors Pack”.
Kendrick Lamar is having a hell of a year, jettisoned by his To Pimp a Butterfly record that won over critics, fans and earned him the Best Hip-Hop Male award from last night’s BET Awards in LA’s Microsoft Theater. Kendrick opened the ceremony with a thrilling performance of “Alright,” lighting up the stage, releasing his artillery flows from atop TDE-graffiti embossed cop cars and tattered American flags flying in the backdrop (statement or nah?) Midway through the performance, his back-up dancers surrounded him cypher-style as he fired off improvised verses in his performance, garnering standing ovations from notables including BET boss Debra Lee. Hit the link to catch the full performance.
adidas is out here letting everybody know that it’s not only tugging on Nike’s cape, it’s ready to snatch it off of its back and include it in some Primeknit technology for a killer Y-3-inspired sneaker silhouette for Spring ’16. They recently debuted a few glimpses of some very dope footwear next year, with lots of Tubular and Primeknit being featured in what looks to be a number of these fashion-forward kicks. Such a strong showing of a promising crop of fire footwear gives more evidence to adidas’ quick ascent back to industry relevancy. Click through to peep all the dope styles of shoes adidas Originals has on deck for Spring of next year. Which is good release timing, as it allows plenty of us to save up on many of these insta-coppable joints. Read more
It’s that time of the year again where rookie fits of all shades, types and levels will get scrutinized just as much as their basketball skills. Call this the outfit combine, if you will, where varying degrees of fire outfits will be bestowed their due glory, and where the biggest style bricks will get sent straight to the D-League. Hit the jump to see how well the styles of these young prospects fared. Read more