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HLZBLZ Presents “BAEWATCH” for Summer ’15

HLZBLZ Presents "BAEWATCH" for Summer '15
If any of you yung baddies are literally trying to be the next wave, then HLZBLZ, the ubiquitous streetwear brand of all bad b*tches across the land, has got the perfect summer collection for you: BAEWATCH. This lineup of goods is heavily influenced by the ripples and waves of the ocean, because you know, summer. Of course, to be the next waviest thing out there, subtlety must be tossed out, thus the bold prints and silhouettes of all the pieces in the BAEWATCH collection. Hit the jump for a better glimpse at the whole collection for summer.

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Rare Panther Caps Ride a New Wave

Rare Panther Caps Ride a New Wave

The latest wave of extra low profile caps is the newest trend with headwear these days. Helping usher in this movement is Rare Panther’s own take on the low profile cap, utilizing their ubiquitous panther logo. Dubbed the Facing Panthers cap, this offering from Rare Panther is a must have when transitioning from bucket hats into the new new of low-pro goods for your dome. Make sure to cop all the fresh colorways at the Rare Panther web shop.

Supreme x Vans Old Skool

Supreme x Vans Old Skool

If you’re looking for the perfect summer shoe and are leaning towards ones that are not of the cozy runner variety, Supreme and Vans have got a fresh pair of jawns on deck, ready to burn through your wallet. Enter Supreme’s latest collab with Vans using their classic Old Skool model. The shoe gets the venerable Supreme treatment with perforated premium leather outside along with a leather lining and insole. They drop this Thursday the 28th at NY, LA, London and online, with a Japanese release later on the 30th. Click through for more detailed shots of your next great summer sneaker.

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Jam On It: Overdoz – “Last Kiss” (Prod. by Pharrell Williams)

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Los Angeles’ melodical funk-hop masters, Overdoz, have just released their first official single for their upcoming album, 2008, entitled “Last Kiss”. The Pharrell-produced track is a vibey jaunt through the tales of lost love and lamenting over never getting the proper closure from one last kiss. With an infectious bass and Pharrell also providing backing vocals, Overdoz definitely has a summer banger on their hands with “Last Kiss”. Hit the jump to give it a listen. Read more

Summer Festival Fashion Do’s and Don’ts

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As the temperatures are rising and our standards are lowering (just kidding…maybe), we can only stand with one arm open and welcoming and the other arm holding a huge chunk of watermelon because festival season is here. All of those hours spent at the gym and meal prepping are going to pay off once you get to hashtag that pic of your body in front of the main stage somewhere. All of that money made during overtime went directly into a Coachella fund, and it was well worth it. Read more

The 5th Element Magazine Presents: “Woman Good, Lady Better” (Spring/Summer 2015 Issue)

The 5th Element Magazine Presents:

To all our readers, we proudly present to  you our Spring/Summer issue for 2015, which gives a unique and crucial highlight to many of the dynamic and outstanding females that help shape hip-hop culture and lifestyle through their various gifts and talents. This issue is entitled, “Woman Good, Lady Better”, and is our special shout out to all kinds of females – the flyest of them all, luminaries of their elements. So go ahead and throw on Slum Village’s “Go Ladies” and click HERE to peep this issue chock full of all the wonders a lady can bring.

Jam On It: Kaytranada BBC 1 Residency 5/5/15 Mix

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With the large influx of DJs out there, it’s a true gem when we find a dude that just seems to get it: possessing an eclectic taste of music that encompasses past, present and future and can find the common thread and weave them all interchangeably. Kaytranada is definitely one of those DJs, and his longevity in today’s crowded and shrowded Internet age of music proves such, so much so that he inked a residency with BBC 1 Radio, in the tough follow-up slot after Flying Lotus. Month in and month out, Kay delivers episodes of sonic candy, often giving us exclusive listens to new and unreleased tracks not only from himself, but his peers and mentors as well. This month is no different, and we’ve had this one on repeat this week for superb cubicle jams and office chair grooves. Hit the link to hear the full mix and happy almost-weekend.

Jam On It: Kendrick Lamar x Lady Gaga – “PARTYNAUSEOUS”

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After it was leaked online back in 2012, Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga’s “PARTYNAUSESOUS” was scrapped from the final cut of “good kid, m.A.A.d city” album and was forgotten amongst the critically-acclaimed “To Pimp a Butterfly” ever since. But more Kendrick is never a bad thing and with the song officially released, it’s a taste of KDot’s more pop tendencies and a completely different vibe than the brand of hip-hop found on TPAB. Hit the jump to hear the song in its entirety.

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Adidas “Made in Germany” Black Pack

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Most of Adidas’ products are manufactured in Asia, so in an effort to pay homage to their roots, the brand releases its signature Stan Smith and forerunner ZX500 OG in rich black suede and dubbing such as the “Made in Germany” pack. The off-white soles, eyelets and piping details on the ZX500 is a nice contrast against the stark black, in a release that proves the beginning of Adidas’ effort to bring their manufacturing back home. The shoes will come in an exclusively black box with gold stripes and set to release on May 23rd in Europe.

Peep This: A$AP Rocky – LSD

Peep This: A$AP Rocky - LSD

With the timely lob from Lil B, The Based God himself, A$AP Rocky debuted the visuals to his latest track, “LSD”, from his upcoming and highly anticipated album, At.Long.Last.A$AP. As you would imagine, with a track having such a title, it would only make sense for the accompanying visuals and overall sound of it to be next level wavy. Rocky delivers perfectly on all psychedelic fronts, offering a song that’s vibe is as mind-bending as the video’s trippy visuals. Hit the jump to catch a quick trip into A$AP Rocky’s latest melodic haze. Read more

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