Yesterday saw the official opening of Supreme’s new boutique store in Paris, which — as Supreme founder James Jebbia stated in a recent interview — was necessary thanks to online sales from that location. Makes sense to us. In addition, the Parisian launch saw appearances from Vashtie, Pharrell Williams, Cam’ron (who performed at an afterparty in La Balajo) and more.
You can check out a few pics of the shop above. Those that are in the area can find Supreme here.
Last night saw the first of two appearances from Odd Future offshoot The Internet, which — if you’ve been living under a rock — could best be described as the future of musician-driven Soul, Funk and R&B. Even better: the band also saw support from opening act Wolfie, whom (thanks in part to collaborations with star producer Show N Prove) created fans out of us with warm, almost-nostalgic and oft-genre bending tracks like ‘Obi Wan‘ and ‘Come Over‘.
As far as The Internet? Naturally, the crowd (including us) hung on to every word that Syd Tha Kyd sang, keeping us at peak level with cuts from their GRAMMY-nominated album Ego Death (and more, of course). Tracks like ‘Special Affair’ and ‘Get Away’ sound even better when you’re witnessing and hearing them performed live.
Above, you can check out some photos from the night (courtesy of Yomi Kadejoh) above. Long story short: we’re going to be front and centre every time The Internet decided to bless London with their presence. They’re that damn good.
This past weekend, world-renowned photographer Eddie Otchere unveiled a rare collection of Wu-Tang Clan portraits at South London’s Brixton East 1871. In addition, the event (which continued into the early morning) also musical performances and presentations from some of London’s rising stars (including the Raf Powell-led VCF, featuring Amia Brave) and established artists and DJs.
Below lies some photos from the event, all of which come courtesy of producer-photographer Yomi ‘ColdKeyz‘ Kadejoh (more pics can also be found here). It was an event not to be missed.
Some positive Lil Wayne news for the day: Facebook user Amanda Cooper Lickliter (…) posted the above photo of Lil Wayne taking pictures with members of the U.S. Military in Indianapolis International Airport. Apparently, his was just about to leave on his private jet with the soldiers arrived; Wayne (along with Mack Maine, who can also be seen) then shut his jet down to go and greet his country’s servicemen. Pretty dope.
You can actually read Lickliter’s message below:
So Lil Wayne came through IND today. At the same time he was due to depart, there was a military C130 arriving. It parked next to the Gulfstream he was on, and about 30 men in uniform crossed the ramp into the lobby. After they walked in front of the G-550, Lil Wayne apparently told his pilots he wanted off. They shut down their engines, and he and his boys got off their plane, came into the lobby, and shook every one of the service men’s hands. There was no press and no one to show off for…just a seemingly genuine act of respect. I know a lot of controversy surrounds him but, today, I was impressed.
The above Instagram post comes from Top Dawg, who decided to bless the fans with a list of albums we can expect from the camp this year and the next. Releases from ScHoolboy Q and Ab-Soul (as well as SZA and Isaiah Rashad) are the obvious expectations…what we’re surprised to see are:
a Kendrick Lamar album? This year? Like the board says: someone get Top on the phone (this is his post, so….?); and
“BH” — which we presume stands for Black Hippy, the supergroup of Q, Soul, Lamar and Jay Rock — and “(PRAYING)” sit under “2017 POSSIBLE RELEASE”. No words.
Looking at this, we can certainly say that we’re praying too, Top…we’re praying, too.
Boy Better Know’s Skepta has revealed that he and his family has created a new playground in his dad’s village in Nigeria. He shared pics of the playground’s unveiling via his Instagram, one of which includes his mum cutting the ceremonial ribbon.
Me and my Dad been talking about making a place for the children to play in his village in Nigeria.
He sent me these pics and my heart is smiling, I told him to wait for me to come and add the finishing touches but he wanted my Mum to open it before she flew to London tomorrow haha, sweet boy ting. Safe journey Mum. Gonna keep developing this playground and hope we inspire kids to get into activities and maybe find talents they never knew they had. More life.
You can check out the rest of the Instagram posts below. Respect to man for giving back to his roots.
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Big congrats to Drum & Bass/Jungle legend Goldie, who has officially been awarded an MBE by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace. He’s certainly earned the honour, the DJ/musician/actor/tastemaker has been pushing the boundaries of music and visual arts since the 90’s. Also, he was a James Bond villain.
Said the man — real name Clifford Joseph Price — himself:
It’s a bit of a shocker but a very, very beautiful thing to happen. I think it also stands for what you can achieve – anything really. It was beautiful in there, just great. I’m very happy. It was a complete surprise to me [to get an MBE]. Why would they ever? It’s beautiful. I can see my old dear [mother], Margaret, smiling – she passed last year. Who would ever have imagined I would be given this kind of silverware.
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Above, you can now see Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s son Saint West for the first time. Kim also wrote a deep, emotional message via her official website, revealing that the introduction was in honour of her late father, Robert Kardashian:
Today is my dad’s birthday. I know there’s nothing more in the world he would have wanted than to meet his grandchildren. So I wanted to share this pic of Saint with you all.
Nice to meet you, Saint West. Also, just to tug a little more at your heartstrings:
Following Kanye West’s super-palooza at Madison Square Garden, The Life Of Pablo collaborator (and PUMA brand ambassador) Rihanna held her own fashion reveal at Manhattan’s 23 Wall Morgan House. Dubbed the Fenty Puma collection, attendees got to see some dark, street-inspired threads that are said to be going on sale later this year. Big names in the building included Chris Rock, Foxy Brown, Wale, Young Thug, SZA, Jeremy Scott, Travi$ Scott (of course) and more…even Rihanna’s mother, brother and other family members were there for support.
Speaking with NY Times post-show, Rihanna spoke on having her name attached to PUMA’s latest venture:
It’s crazy. Even to look at it right now. I think it’s a little more subtle when you look at it in Japanese, but when it’s right there in English, it’s surreal. It makes me think of my dad and how proud he must be. It’s his name. He grew up with this name. Now it’s a name that’s on an international brand.
Check out some of the pics from the event below (source). SIDEBAR: Did every
By all accounts, Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3/The Life Of Pablo premiere was a huge success: the entire world got to check out an evolution of West’s line with adidas, as well as what could be hailed as the best album this year (obviously, this isn’t an immediate stamp). Naturally, many big names — including the Kardashian/Jenner clan and G.O.O.D. Music artists/affiliates — were in Madison Square Garden to take in the event. We’ve included some pics below that feature Lil Kim, Lamar Odom, Travi$ Scott, 2 Chainz, Caitlyn Jenner, 50 Cent, Young Thug, Naomi Campbell and more.
UPDATE: Rita Ora’s full spread with Lui appears to be out and about; you can check those out here (still very NSFW).
Remember this? Well, following a see-through bra tease courtesy of Terry Richardson, that same photoshoot (or a later one) brought fought the latest cover of French magazine Lui, which features Rita Ora in all of her topless glory. You can check that out here (it’s super-NSFW, obviously).