These ankle boots are black leather with cut out details that reveal the upper foot and toes. They have a inner side zipper and signature rubber saw platform. They have a 4.5 inch heel and a .75 inch platform. $569
Music sales for hip-hop are looking really good recently. Our leading men are on the charts. Drake released his album two weeks ago almost hitting 500,000 and he should finish up this week going over that number. Eminem released his album last week and already went gold plus more with 753,870. These two artists are keeping hip-hop alive at the moment.
Lets hope when Rick Ross and Dirty Money drop we see the same kind of numbers. It’s good to see hip-hop and R&B music making it’s way back up the charts. Now that Drake is in the building, artists have been taking their craft more seriously. Keep it up Drizzy, you’re making others go hard.
A really unusual shoes were designed for fall/winter 2010 collection of Dsquared. The main focus of this series of skeletal stilettos is on heels that are designed in the form of the spine of the human body. They look like they are made from spinal columns or even they are alive. For sure this model will find its fans in August when they will be on sale.
This summer, Converse further activates its commitment to being a catalyst for creativity by bringing together three extraordinary musicians from different genres to form a unique collaboration known as Three Artists. One Song. The nucleus of this initiative is a brand new, all original track featuring Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast, Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend and Kid Cudi that will be released this July and available to music fans globally via free download at converse.com and authorized Converse websites around the world. In addition to collaborating on the track, each of the artists also participated in the creation of the music video, which will be released later this summer.
“Kid Cudi is one of today’s most innovative artists,” said Geoff Cottrill, Chief Marketing Officer of Converse. “His eclectic style and ability to weave timeless samples effortlessly into his own music sets him apart from his peers. At Converse, we always champion creativity and if his past collaborative efforts are any indication, the creative freshness he will bring to the new single is sure to make the song an instant summer hit.”
In anticipation of the song’s release, each artist is also featured in a short film, with the second installment exploring Kid Cudi’s life, and the influences that make him one of today’s most pioneering artists. The film captures Cudi exploring his native Cleveland and provides a unique look into his artistic journey.
There are a slew of new rappers taking the game by storm as of late. First up, Canadian-import Drake knocked the proverbial ball right out of the album-sales-park, selling 462,989 copies of his much anticipated album in its first week. Who’s next to bat? We’re guessing hot new artist J. Cole. With the release of his new single “Who Dat,” Cole is using his underground buzz and his sizzling new video to catapult himself from the underground sector into rap’s upper echelons. Oh, you didn’t know? We’re about to put you onto this future GIANT.
Here are five interesting things you should know about J. Cole:
J. Cole was born in Frankfurt, Germany, but was raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He is bi-racial having been born to a Black mother and a White father.
J.Cole decided to attend college in New York City in order to place himself at the apex of the city’s thriving music industry. He attended St. John’s University on an academic scholarship, majored in communication and minored in business. In a largely unorthadox move for a hip hop artist, Cole graduated magna cum laude. If you thought Kanye’s “college dropout” steez was hot, then college graduate is definitely the new black.
Cole is the first artist signed to Jay-Z’s label, Roc Nation. A major accomplishment indeed.
Cole has managed features on tracks with many of today’s httest artists. He appeared on Jay-Z’s album The Blueprint 3, on the track “A Star Is Born,” and Wale’s debut album, Attention Deficit in the song “Beautiful Bliss.” Cole has also stated that he worked with producers such as No I.D., Pharrell, Jim Jonsin and Salaam Remi for his upcoming debut album.
He shot the video for his new single “Who Dat” in one take.
In celebration of ten years, atmos teams with G-Shock to release this colorful DW-5600 watch. A two-color face decorates this wristwatch, along with atmos designs along the band, face and box. A colorful gift or display piece, the atmos x G-Shock DW-5600 drops in August of 2010.