Saturday, 29 August 2009
Friday, 28 August 2009
For the latest issue of Whitewall, photographer Mitch Feinberg captured several shots of Daft Punks’ iconic stage attire. Images speak for themselves – leather jackets, gloves, helmets and sneakers. Some of the most recognizable pieces of gear in recent times.
The colorway was obviously inspired by the Lakers and just to make sure, the sneaker also has LA stamped onto its heel. The upper comes in varsity purple, the lining comes in yellow, matching the LA font on the heel. Look out for a September release.
Thursday, 27 August 2009
The-Dream announced on Twitter that he has been recruited as Executive Vice President of Island Records, replacing Christopher Hicks. "I wanna Thank everyone at Island Records/DefJam for their faith in me and making me Executive Vice President of Island Records," he wrote.
BEST UK ACT
BEST UK NEWCOMER
BEST R&B / SOUL ACT
BEST HIP HOP ACT
‘Bonkers’ - Dizzee Rascal
‘Boy Does Nothing’ - Alesha Dixon
‘Diamond Rings’ - Chipmunk ft. Emeli Sande
‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’ – Beyonce
‘Supernova’ - Mr. Hudson ft. Kanye West
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
‘Beat Again’ – JLS
‘Diamond Rings’ - Chipmunk ft. Emeli Sande
‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ - K.I.G. Family
‘Number One’ - Tinchy Stryder and N-Dubz
‘Strong Again’ - N-Dubz
‘808s and Heartbreaks’ - Kanye West
‘Catch 22′ - Tinchy Stryder
‘Catch Me If You Can’ – Bashy
‘I Am? Sasha Fierce’ - Beyonce
‘Uncle B’ - N-Dubz
BEST JAZZ ACT
BEST AFRICAN ACT
Amadou and Mariam
BEST GOSPEL ACT
Desire to Worship God
MY GOD... EMINEM GOES FOR GOLDDDDDDDD ON THIS ONE!
Two interesting new Blazers have come up from Nike – the Blazer AC High LE Red Velcro and the Blazer Low ND Lucky Green.
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Rumor has it that Drake has linked up with Rap Heavyweights, Eminem, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West for a record titled "Forever." The record is from the More Than A Game soundtrack and is credited to Drake. The track is scheduled to drop this Friday!!
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Established back in 2003, luxury Japanese jewel brand Core Jewels continue to shine with their new collection entitled “New State of Silver”. Each piece in this latest run features a delicately superimposed design which whilst simple, remains bold. New State of Silver features both materials and products which only serve to complement their chic design: Black onyx and silver bullion are used, as well as a Stone Ring, 18K gold ring, black beads and a necklace.
Available soon from Hankyu Men’s Hall in Osaka.
The three colorways we have here are White/Varsity Red/Black, White/Orange Blaze/Varsity Blue and White/University Blue, which can be read as inspiration from Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks and North Carolina Tarheels.
Now, here is the sequence of events that followed on June 25th, 2009, the day Michael Jackson died:
June 25: At about 1:30 a.m., Murray again tried to get Jackson to sleep without propofol and gives the singer a 10-milligram tablet of Valium, but Jackson is unable to sleep.
• Around 2 a.m.: Murray injects Jackson with two milligrams of lorazepam, pushed slowly into the singer's IV. But again, Jackson can't sleep.
• Around 3 a.m.: Murray then gives two milligrams of midazolam to Jackson, also pushed slowly into the IV. Jackson remains awake.
• Around 5 a.m.: Murray gives the singer another two milligrams of lorazepam but Jackson still can't sleep.
• Around 7:30 a.m.: Murray administers another two milligrams of midazolam. Murray claims he is continuously at Jackson's bedside, monitoring the singer with a pulse oximeter [connected to Jackson's finger] and measuring his pulse and oxygen statistics. But Jackson remains awake.
• Around 10:40 a.m.: Murray gives Jackson 25 milligrams of propofol diluted with lidocaine to keep Jackson sedated after repeated demands for the drug by the singer. Jackson finally falls asleep, and Murray continues to monitor him.
• After 10 minutes: Murray states he left Jackson's bedside to use the restroom and is gone for no more than two minutes. Upon his return, Murray finds Jackson not breathing. Murray begins CPR, and gives Jackson 0.2 milligrams of flumazenil, an antidote for certain overdoses. Using his cell phone, Murray calls Jackson's personal assistant, Michael Amir Williams, and asks him to send security upstairs for an emergency.
Murray continues CPR – and before security arrives – he leaves Jackson and runs to the hallway and downstairs to the kitchen, where he asks the chef to send up Jackson's 12-year-old son, Prince Michael I. Murray continues CPR. The boy arrives upstairs and summons security.
• At 12:21 p.m.: Jackson staff member Alberto Alvarez dials 911, and the Los Angeles Fire Department responds on the scene shortly thereafter. Murray waits for the ambulance while conducting CPR, and later accompanies Jackson to the hospital.
SINK or SWIM???
After giving you a first look at the upcoming collaborative vinyl toy between Undercover and Original Fake, we can show you some more images of the two colorways of the toy today. Jun Takahashi’s Undercover Bear and Kaws’ Companion come together in this one. They present the toy in a black and an off-white colorway, with the bear holding the smaller Companion. The toy will be released on August 29th at Undercover stores and at Original Fake Tokyo.
Kerin Rose set up a-morir a little under a year ago. The designer is best known for her sunglasses, which are all made by hand in her workshop. To date she has made sunglasses for Rihanna, Katy Perry, Mariah Carey, Cassie, as well as Mickey Factz. Her sunglasses also recently appeared in Married to the MOB and Hellz Bellz lookbooks.
Rihanna is wearing the Pyramid Stud sunglasses in Jay-Z’s music video. The sunglasses are entirely covered in hand-painted pyramid studs, that have been slightly distressed. Since we know the question will come up – yes, you can actually perfectly see through them. You will be able to purchase the sunglasses from October, when not only a black, but also silver and gold colorways will be coming out.
Sunday, 23 August 2009
In this more detailed video, we see how things progressively got worse between the bodyguard and the aggresive cameraman. A frustrated Jay-Z tells the bodyguard ''if he hits you with the camera, f*ck him up'' and later even instructs him to ''throw him in the water''. What a night!
The music video for “24K Rap” off of J. Dilla’s latest release, Jay Stay Paid has been released. This is the first time NYC legends Havoc and Raekwon have ever been in a video together, so why not film it at Alife Rivington Club?! Store manager Jesse Villaneuva makes an appearance as the hostage, while several products we’ve featured on the site – such as Mr. Cartoon’s LIVESTRONG Air Force 1s – make cameos. Check it out!
Using original shaped skate decks as canvas’, artists across the world will put in their two cents in order to be a Contributor of this traveling art show. The “We Are Contributors” show, conceived by Mike Giles and Annie Lam and co-curated by Bob Kronbauer of Club Mumble, serves as a fundraiser for the 1.6 million kids living in poverty in Canada. The 50 custom decks, which are to be auctioned off, will raise money into providing 100 skateboards to kids, in hope of giving them some positive encouragement. The show, which is set to begin on the 24th of August, starts off its journey at Livestock in Vancouver, going through Momentum in Saskatechewan, Livestock in Toronto, Off The Hook in Montreal finally ending up in Quebec City at the Morgan Bridge Gallery.
Saturday, 22 August 2009
Sony redesigned PS3 and asked Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo to develop the campaign for it. They came up with The Playface: “It’s that face you make when you are playing video games and concentrating so much that you don’t even realize the kind of expressions you are making. And everyone has a different one.”