thanks to the folks at hardbeatmusic for this one.
Nike Unveils its Sportswear Summer 2011 Collection
Our first style post…emphasis on “style,” not fashion. Style is born of individuality. Fashion is rich European guys showcasing skinny models on a runway in London.
There are very few companies with a death-grip on brand-name loyalty like Nike. They’ve got the most durable bball shoes around, and some of the most iconic kicks of the Millennial generation (Jordans, Air Force 1s, Air Max, etc). Enjoy and props to the folks at stupidDOPE for putting us on.
Cover Art of the Week
Dirk Nowitski Sings “We Are the Champions” Video
Ok, so besides the fact that Dirk (@swish41) sounds like a drunk Arnold Schwarzenegger in this one, I do have to eat my words. Mavs, I’m sorry for saying you can choke on it, but your MVP still can’t sing.
– Prince Akeem
Frank Ocean Drops “Novacane” video
Props to director Nabil Elderkin (Bruno Mars, “Grenade”; Kanye West, “Heartbreak”) for shooting this video. His realistic and artsy visuals almost you feel as numb as sitting in the dentist chair.
Beyonce feat. Andre 3000 – Party (produced by Kanye West)
Su-mmer, su-mmertime’s almost here. This one’s for the ladies.
Kanye Releases the Official #Monster Video
For those who missed the video’s debut yesterday…
We can’t embed it for copyright reasons, but you can find it here.
Jay-Z On What Makes a Classic Track (via Rolling Stone)
1) Don’t try to be anything. Just be.
3) A memory, or an experience within the culture attached to it.
Read the rest on Rollingstone.com…
The Week in Summary…
Let’s start here:
The New York Daily News reported that @KanyeWest performed at the services, which were held uptown in Harlem.
And in more upbeat news, @TylerTheCreator returns with the video for “She”: