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  • July22nd

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    Enjoy excerpts from the piece below and head over to GQ for the full read along with the cover shoot.

    You’ve said that one of the reasons you did Watch the Throne was that you wanted to learn to communicate in the easy way that Jay Z communicated. Do you feel like that experience helped you at all? 
    Yes! It’s picking up skill sets that give you longevity. That’s what I like about Jay. He has longevity. He’s still at the top of relevancy from the way he moves, the way he interacts with people, his ability to brush things off of his shoulder and just win at life. He’s the poster child of winning. And I think I was the poster child of, like, fighting and winning. But you always saw the fight. And with Jay, you always saw the win.

    What about the new record? How far away is that?
    I don’t know, man. I hope I can get one of these songs out in the next couple of weeks, just to have something up and running. But I think most likely September. I go back and forth. Like, should it be September or should it be October? Should it be November? When Beyoncé was working on her last album, she took a while. I was thinking it could somehow come out in June, like Yeezus, and just kill it for the summer. But then I’m like, I have to work on Adidas and be with my child.

    When you said what you said last year about the fashion industry and your frustration with it, did your phone ring after that? 
    It did move the needle. Only positive came from it. Maybe I’m not as good friends as I could have been with the Saint Laurent designer. And now I don’t get the red-and-black versions of the white-and-black pants that are in stores, or whatever I would have got as a musician. But other than that, that communication was real. Alexander Wang made sure that I was able to go to a Balenciaga show, and I was never allowed to do that before because I was a celebrity. Listen to what I’m saying—me, as Kanye West: I guarantee you, I’m more than 50 percent responsible for every men’s shoe that they sell. Me, the singular person. More than 50 percent responsible for every Balenciaga shoe they sell. And they would say, “You can’t come to the show, because you are a celebrity.” But all honesty, no ego, I have a level of influence, and I have a level of respect for the designers. And we move product on that Barneys floor.

  • July22nd

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    Hana Jirickova  shooting on-location with David Mushegain for Russian Vogue.

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  • July22nd

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  • July22nd

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    Drake and Lil Wayne have released a video game-themed trailer for their upcoming tour. The video casts Drake as a combatant known as “Protege” and Lil Wayne as “Sage,” and pits them against each other in a fighting game-styled face-off.

     

  • July21st

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  • July19th

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    Women’s streetwear label HLZBLZ has released its new 2014 summer collection with a series of images that depict the creative direction of the line. Titled “HVN & HLZ,” the collection features contemporary sportswear influences with the utilization of meshes and big, bold letterings, however Arabic letterings juxtaposes this for an interesting effect. The collection spans lightweight pieces in mostly black and white colorways but we do see injections of tie-dye and bright graphic tees. Enjoy the images and head over to the brand’s online store to purchase the collection.

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  • July19th

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    Common’s Nobody’s Smiling album has found it’s way onto the internet in its entirety before the official release July 22. Ten songs deep, the narrative of the project, which was executive produced by No I.D., is heavily focused on current state of gun violence in Com’s hometown of Chicago. With appearances from Big Sean, Lil Herb, Jhene Aiko, Vince Staples and more, the supporting cast of Nobody’s Smiling is reason enough to check out the album.

    Common – Nobody’s Smiling by Barrelhousebklyn on Mixcloud

  • July19th

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    Aleksandr Mavrin is a Russian photographer with a clothing brand.

    Via: NoWearLand

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  • July19th

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    Kanye West is the latest figure to grace the covers of GQ, appearing on the publication’s upcoming August issue. Shot by French photographer Patrick Demarchelier, the cover sees West decked out in a simple yet classy combination of a white tee and beige overcoat with an unassuming gold chain to tie it all together. You can read up on Kanye in the coming issue of GQ when it hits newsstands on July 29.

    Via: HypeBeast