Archive for August, 2013

Lorde – Million Dollar Bills (Easy Girl Remix)

Lorde’s future in the music industry looks brighter than ever. On the heels of The Love Club EP and in anticipation of her upcoming debut full-llength Pure Heroine, the New Zealand songstress continues to impress international fans and critics alike. Los Angeles-based producer EASY GIRL decided to honor the rise of the 16-year old artist by retaking “Million Dollar Bills” and giving it a somewhat progressive vibe. Listen to the result below. It sure is worth it.

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Video: Nas Talks Art, Kendrick

At the unveiling of the limited edition Os Gemeos designed Hennessy VS bottle last night, Nas spoke briefly to Miss Info about Hip-Hop’s recent fascination with fine art, and Kendrick’s “Control” verse.

Previously: Nas & J.Cole Cover VIBE

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VOR is Art by Lester Jones

While our culture may not lend itself to this appreciation, there’s an artistic nature about shoe design. Not unlike a painting or sculpture, behind each finished product is even an more meticulous intent, with every line, curve, and shape of the shoe painstakingly planned months in advance. To underline this point, German premium shoemaker VOR recruited the help of Lester Jones – the mastermind behind I Dig Your Sole Man, which is a blog aimed at unearthing the story behind a sneaker and its wearer. Jones created a brief social experiment by setting up a pair of VOR shoes as an installation in an art gallery. As it turns out, even art aficionados are fans of VOR’s premium designs. Enjoy the video above, and if you like what you see, be sure to check out VOR’s newest products on their web shop.

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Mikky Ekko – Kids (Cid Rim Remix)

New LuckyMe producer Cid Rim has just flipped Mikky Ekko’s latest single “Kids” today. And while the original was all major pop swells, you’ll find Cid Rim’s approach is skeletal, psychedelic and pretty much the opposite of the original but somehow it makes perfect sense. Sure there’s been plentiful Mikky Ekko remixes, but you’ll have to listen below on this remake and see what we mean, enjoy.

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Almighty Shing Shing Regime – Read Between The Lines (Video)

The Almighty Shing Shing Regime drops off their visuals for their single “Read Between The Lines” as featured on the K.O.S. Vol. 2 mixtape. The God Born King M. Allah on the intro advising U N I not to take everything we see on TV, the internets, in books, etc. at face value. After the [...]
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Back to School Shopping Guide

We got you! Here’s what to wear on the first day of class.
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Childish Gambino Presents Clapping For The Wrong Reasons (Director’s Cut)

The writer-turned-actor-turned-rapper Donald Glover took to the web yesterday to release a 25-minute short film under his alias Childish Gambino. Titled Clapping for The Wrong Reasons, the ambiguous video seems to offer a glimpse into a typical day in the Gambino household, complete with the aloof Glover finding solace in his music and complex conversations. With appearances from Chance The Rapper, Abella Anderson, Flying Lotus, Trinidad Jame$ and more, the above film also presents some new music from the burgeoning artist, but only time will tell if it’ll ever see the light of day.

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Lorde – Royals (The Weeknd Remix)

With her recently released Love Club EP gaining her a lot of attention, 16-year-old songstress Lorde continues to see her music falling subject to remixing. The latest to rework her standout track “Royals” comes courtesy of none other than The Weeknd, who also blends in some of his own vocal work in his re-imagined take on the track. Give the remix a listen through down below and let us know if you prefer it over the original, and be sure to purchase Love Club now off iTunes by clicking here.

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JSWISS – Freeze (prod. BroadNMarket) (Video)

JSWISS’ one-shot music video for “Freeze” as heard on Awthenticity.
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RETROSPECT: Collector Robert Brooks Shows Us His Made in Spain adidas Boston

Robert Brooks joins us again to go over another vintage adidas model from his coveted collection. This time, Brooks displays an early edition of the adidas Boston — a trainer that pays homage to one of the world’s oldest annual marathons — that is in an extremely rare and unique colorway. Recounting his trip to Barcelona, where he found these Spanish-made beauties, Brooks shows off some of the added quirkiness one normally comes across in the world of sneaker collecting, including an official adidas tag illustrating a pair of mens dress shoes.

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In celebration of the democratic nature of sportswear, Adidas-addict Gary Aspden teamed up with other committed trainer collectors to create a pioneering fan-led exhibition featuring over 600 pairs of footwear, including vintage, deadstock, re-issues and rarities. Filmed during the adidas ‘Spezial’ exhibtion at the Hoxton Gallery, each adidas RETROSPECT video captures the personal story behind each pair. Check back for another adidas ‘Spezial’ RETROSPECT in the next few days.

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