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Future Puts Together New Merch Release for Upcoming ‘The WIZRD’ Album

Ahead of the release of http://uristocrat.com/author/admin/page/1645/, http://uristocrat.com/tag/paperball/ put together a new merch release for his forthcoming project.

Celebrating the upcoming drop of his seventh studio album, the special range features hoodies, T-shirts, sweatpants, beanies, posters and beach towels. Designs range from FBG and FUTURE HNDRXX logos to cover art for The WIZRD singles – http://uristocrat.com/category/events/page/45/?wpmp_switcher=desktop and "Jumpin on a Jet" . Additionally, Future also dropped a selection of apparel in collaboration with his favorite jeweler, Eliantte & Co., dubbed "Shoulda Went to Elliott x FBG."

All of the merch is available now on thewizrdshop.com and each item is accompanied by a digital version of the upcoming album.

In case you missed it, catch the music video for "Jumpin on a Jet" and Future’s release date announcement for The WIZRD.

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Take a First Look at the Nike Air Fear of God 180 “Light Bone”

Shortly after getting a look at a black colorway, we recently received images of the Nike Air Fear of God 180 in "Light Bone," thanks to sneaker insider HanZuYing.

Continuing the collaborative relationship between Fear of God and Nike, the upcoming sneaker from Jerry Lorenzo features a mid-cut chukka boot in leather, and is dressed with a unique supportive lockdown system — utilizing straps at the heel and forefoot. Once again, a double-stacked Zoom Air unit is used to elevate the design of the silhouette. This time around, branding comes in the form of contrasting Swooshes wrapping around the heel and FoG debossing on the sole.

No official release notes just yet, but click through the images above for a better look at the upcoming Nike Air Fear of God 180 in "Light Bone."

In case you missed it, take a first look at the Nike P-3000 CNCPT.

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Retailers Confirm the Release of the OFF-WHITE x Nike Air Max 90


Brand: OFF-WHITE x Nike

Model: Air Max 90

Key Features: The sneaker comes in two colorways, black/white and bright mango, and features a deconstructed design along the upper. Suedes and synthetic materials make up the upper, while OFF-WHITE branding can be seen on the medial sides of the shoes.

Release Date: January 17 according to Sneakersnstuff

Price: €160 (likely $160)

Buy: Nike and select retailers TBC (see list below)

Editor’s Notes: The long-awaited and much-rumored OFF-WHITE x Nike Air Max 90 is the next (and most likely final) chapter of Virgil Abloh and Nike’s “The Ten” to drop.

Much like the 2018 releases, this drop will come in two colorways. The first is a signature Nike black/white makeup, while the second is a more daring beige/bright mango iteration.

So far a handful of retailers have confirmed the release, while an official announcement from Nike and/or OFF-WHITE and Virgil Abloh is yet to come.

As always, stay tuned for more information, but look for these to drop on January 17. In the meantime, check out the black/white colorway above, courtesy of Solebox.

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Spike Lee Debuts Tinker Hatfield-Designed “BlacKkKlansman” Air Jordans for Golden Globes


Spike Lee’s latest joint, BlacKkKlansman, the true story of Ron Stallworth, a black cop who goes undercover as a card-carrying member of the Colorado Springs Ku Klux Klan chapter, was up for several awards last night during the 2019 Golden Globes. Yet before the awards broadcast began, Lee took to Instagram to debut his footwear for the evening — a Michael Jordan blessed, Tinker Hatfield-designed, “BlacKkKlansman” Air Jordan.

 

A boxy gold sneaker with “TRUTH TO POWER,” “SPEAK ON IT” and “RESIST” tagged along the midsole, the boisterous design also calls out to Lee’s Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks production company at the heel. Lee wore the shoe at the Golden Globes red carpet with a purple suit and matching beret. And while his attire was very French, his sneaker was as American as his alter ego and Shes Gotta Have It character, Mars Blackmon.

Lee’s one of the earliest and most adoring Jordan Brand celebratory endorsers. The relationship between the two continues to hold firm over the years; here, celebrating Lee’s most recent accomplishments in film and storytelling.

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Will Smith Signals the Shooting of ‘Bad Boys For Lif3’ Is Under Way

16 years after the release of Bad Boys 2, Will Smith recently confirmed that the shooting of the upcoming next chapter is well under way.

"Day 1. I’ll keep y’all posted," Will Smith wrote on an Instagram post. The image of a pile of scripts doesn’t give much information; however, it does verify Bad Boys for Lif3 as the movie’s official title.

According to Production Weekly’s January issue, the film recounts “the Miami PD and its elite AMMO team’s attempt to take down Armando Armas (Jacob Scipio), head of a drug cartel.” It also reports that “Armando is a cold-blooded killer with a vicious, taunting nature. He is committed to the work of the cartel and is dispatched by his mother to kill Mike (Will Smith). Paola Nuñez will take on the role of Rite, the tough and funny criminal psychologist who is the newly appointed head of AMMO and Mike’s former girlfriend — and the one who got away.”

Bad Boys for Lif3 was settled earlier to be released on January 17 in 2020. Check out Will Smith’s Instagram post below and stay tuned for more details.

In related entertainment news, the first trailer for Jordan Peele’s Lorena arrives.

 

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Drôle de Monsieur Hits The Streets of LA for Spring 2019 Lookbook


About three hours southeast of Paris is Dijon, a city sitting inside one of the country’s key wine-making areas. Known also for its mustard, the city’s making headlines for a different reason these days. It plays host to the origin story of Drôle de Monsieur, the new French brand that’s just dropped their first-ever Spring collection. Known for their ‘Not From Paris Madame’ phrase, this season continues to showcase the verbiage on a range of pieces while also expanding the lineup to nearly 80 pieces. There’s a ton of must-have offerings including a colorful marble pattern hoodie, gradient satin tracksuits, hooded flannel jacket with matching pants, and much more. The collection’s rounded out by tees, shorts, and bucket hats.

 

Check out more of Drôle de Monsieur’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection in the gallery above and head to their online store now to shop the goods while supplies last.

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Nike KD 11 Gets Low-Key Color Treatment Ahead of All-Star Weekend

As the NBA approaches the halfway mark of the 2018-2019 season, Kevin Durant‘s eleventh signature sneaker sees a new colorway. The next installment of the Nike KD 11 chapter sees a color scheme fairly similar to the model’s inaugural edition. Shared in lighter tones, the Flyknit upper is covered in white with contrasting hits on the heel counter and toe box. The translucent outsole is done in racer blue to offset the aforementioned hue on the upper in addition to speckled laces that has a trippy effect.

The Nike KD 11 "Black/White-Racer Blue" arrives on January 15 at select Nike Basketball retailers and Nike.com for $150 USD.

In related Nike Basketball news, the Kyrie 5 "Just Do it" also hits shelves this month.

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Nike Debuts a “Lucid Green/Sail White” Blazer Mid 77 Vintage

At the very start of 2019, Nike released a Blazer Mid 77 Vintage in "Habanero Red." Now, continuing to deliver contemporary interpretations of timeless designs and classic silhouettes, Nike serves up a Blazer Mid 77 Vintage in "Lucid Green" and "Sail White."

Nike’s new Blazer Mid 77 Vintage earns its "Lucid Green" name for the tasteful, moderate green tones that fill the iconic "Swoosh motif. For the majority of this Blazer Mid’s upper, "Sail White" is the dominant colorway, allowing the "Lucid Green" detailing to provide a striking contrast. Rounding out the exterior of the new addition to Nike’s Blazer lineup: grey suede that patches the midfoot and toe areas. For the construction, Nike’s designers utilized leather for the upper and other traditional materials.

You can take a look at the Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage in "Lucid Green/Sail White" above. The aforementioned sneaker will hit the shelves of select Nike retailers and Sneaker Politics on January 19, and is set to retail for $100 USD.

For more, check out Slam Jam’s Nike Blazer "Class 1977" collaboration.

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Air Jordan 6 Makes a Comeback with a Light Touch of “Dark Concord”

The iconic Air Jordan 6 is making its first return of 2019 this month. With rumors circulating the its "Infrared" colorway will come back with "Nike Air" on its heel, Jordan Brand gives a dose of what to expect with a mix of "White/Dark Concord-Black."  The sports car-inspired silhouette adds grey suede to its underlay, complemented by white tumbled leather on its overlay. Dark concord and infrared accents are added to areas such as the lace toggle, tongue and heel logos for the final touch to the January release.

The Air Jordan 6 "White/Dark Concord-Black" arrives on January 12 for $190 USD at select Jordan Brand retailers in addition to Nike SNKRS. Jordan heads who love this specific model can also browse through imagery of its "Diffused Blue" colorway made for Jimmy Butler during his time with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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The Story Behind the Neighborhood’s Most Charming ‘Grotesques’


Posted on December 30, 2018 at 4:33 pm by West Sider

Look up as you pass a building on 110th Street and you’ll see some of the most charming decorative architecture in the entire neighborhood. The Brittania at 527 West 110th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam has several grotesques (like gargoyles but without water spouts) brimming with humor and life.

The sculptures, photographed by Stephen Harmon, show the figures eating soup, reading. In one, a cook surreptitiously tastes the broth.

The building was designed in 1909 by an architecture firm called Waid & Willauer hired by J. Charles Weschler, according to Christopher Gray in the Times. The nine-story building looked like an “old English house,” much homier than some of the cookie-cutter apartment buildings going up at the time.

One of the designers, Arthur Willauer, wrote an apologia for his creation in a 1909 issue of The American Architect. He proclaimed, “Let us give to the crowded thousands some portion of that joy that we have known abroad and from the real homes in our own country — what finer work could the members of our profession do than this!”

You can see some of the original floor plains for the building here.

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Watch Yasiin Bey and Erykah Badu Perform “Umi Says” Live in San Francisco

The Brooklyn rapper had a helluva night.

Last night, Yasiin Bey had one for the books. After performing a pair of sets tuned to the respective keys of J Dilla and Madlib at The Novo in Los Angeles, Bey trekked up the coast and landed in San Francisco to join Erykah Badu on stage at The Warfield Theatre.

READ: Yasiin Bey Is Opening A Gallery In One Of The South Bronx’s Most Gentrified Neighborhoods

Though a full clip from the performance has yet to hit the internets, we can confirm they at least performed “Umi Says” with Badu’s band in tow, as fans were not shy about sharing their fragmented clips from the evening. We’ve collected the best looks into a batch of clips below.

WATCH: Jay Electronica And Yasiin Bey Perform Together In New York

Though the dates have yet to be announced, Bey is set to perform the entirety of his fourth studio album, The Ecstatic, on tour in 2019. Hopefully, The Beat Konducta will make an appearance at some point in the run. Stay tuned for his next transmission.

 

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Nike Reveals its Epic React 2


React foam cushioning has been a champion for Nike since it first debuted back in 2017 within the Hyperdunk series. Its greatest impact, however, was felt in the running sector with the Nike Epic React. Now, its sequel is here.

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Nike Epic React 2

Nike today announced its Epic React 2 — a second edition React runner with slight deviations to the original. A repurposed Swoosh logo is the shoes largest shift while a gradient fade at the outsole is equally noteworthy. But the best part about the Epic React 2 is that it doesn’t change much from the original that we all know and adore.

The shoe will debut in two colorways — “8-Bit” and “Pixel” — that are inspired by the ’90s world of technology. The Nike Epic React 2 “8-Bit” drops on January 17 for Nike+ members only. Its “Pixel” counterpart launches on January 31 at Nike.com and select retailers.

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Meek Mill’s ‘Trauma’ Video Paints A Cold, Vivid Picture Of His Life


Meek Mill has returned bigger and bolder since his release from prison earlier this year. The rapper’s recently released album, Championships, serves as the epilogue to a tough chapter in his life marked by legal battles, and at the heart of the project is “Trauma.” On Thursday (December 20), Meek released that track’s unnerving visual, which paints a cold picture of the traumatic experiences he’s faced.

In the Will Ngo-directed clip, a young Meek (played by his own son Papi) writes a letter to his deceased father. The Philly MC also appears in the present, reflecting on his vivid memories of street life and all the trauma it encompasses: drugs, violence, police raids, and even death. And, as he raps, the struggle is far from over.

“How many times you send me to jail to know that I won’t fail?” he asks. “Invisible shackles on the king, ’cause shit, I’m on bail / I went from selling out arenas, now shit, I’m on sale / Them cold nights starting to feel like hell.”

The video for “Trauma” follows Meek’s previously released clip for “Intro.” Both tracks appear on Championships, which arrived on November 30 and debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart. Next up, Meek will keep celebrating his wins on a U.S. tour kicking off in February 2019.

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Pusha T Shares New Music “Will Be out Soon”

During a recent interview with Essence Magazine, musician Pusha T shared that new music from him is on the way.

"I’ve got the ideas and some of the foundation already laid. It’s coming together and will be out soon," Pusha told Sydney Scott of Essence. "2018 was pretty great all around for me. It will be hard to top it, but [it’s] not going to stop me from trying." The rapper went on to promise there will be "new music for sure" in the new year.

Throughout the interview, Push also touched upon his collaboration with 1800 Tequila and what’s on the horizon for hip-hop. “Hip-hop is the youngest genre and it’s only going to get bigger,” he said. “As time goes on, you see there being different lanes for different types of artists and the styles evolving. The world is catching up slowly and the mix of cultures is only going to shake things up even more.”

Pusha ends 2018 with one of the best albums of the year, his project DAYTONA, along with the biggest diss tracks of the year, "The Story of Adidon." DAYTONA garnered a 2019 GRAMMY nod, marking it the first nomination of his career, while he “wasn’t surprised” Drake didn’t get nominated for Best Rap Album.

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Nike Officially Unveils the 2019 Chinese New Year Collection


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Nike officially unveils this year’s Chinese New Year collection, commemorating the Year of the Pig, the last animal sign of 2019’s Chinese Zodiac. The assortment showcases patterns that are symbolic of all 12 signs, coming together in a form of traditional Chinese patchwork called Bai Jia Yi, and featured on classic Nike, Jordan and Converse silhouettes.

The first style seen throughout the collection is a traditional geometric quilt pattern influenced by the 12 Chinese Zodiac symbols, while the second is a mosaic pattern of the 12 symbols. The Air Max 98 CNY is one particular entry from the range that highlights the Chinese Zodiac’s various symbolic touch points, including six materials that blend a “What The” configuration with the aforementioned Bai Jia Yi quilted pattern. Nike points out that each material style harkens back to features of the last 12 years of Nike CNY footwear.

Including the Kyrie 5, Zoom Pegasus Turbo, Air Max 98, Air Max 270, Air Jordan 12 and Chuck Taylor, Nike’s 2019 Chinese New Year collection is scheduled to release throughout the month of January.

In other Swoosh sneaker news, the brand officially introduces the Epic React Flyknit 2, dropping next month.

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Nike Is Releasing the Blazer Mid 77 Vintage “Habanero Red” On January 1


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Brand: Nike

Model: Blazer Mid 77 Vintage “Habanero Red”

Key Features: The bright red Swoosh is hard to ignore on an otherwise classic shoe.

Release Date:  1 January

Price: $110

Buy: Nike Sportswear retailers, online at Nike and Sneakersnstuff.

Editor’s Notes: Nike will begin 2019 with the return of its classic Blazer Mid 77, this time in a bright new colorway, “Habanero Red.”

The sneaker keeps to the vintage theme with a white leather upper, Sail suede detailing on the toe and mudguard, and an exposed foam tongue. The large Swooshes are, of course, a vivid red. Finally, the tongue features Nike branding and an additional red Swoosh.

Will you be copping this vintage-inspired pair? Let us know.

Check out an exciting upcoming collab, this time between KITH and adidas.

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KITH x Tommy Hilfiger Timberland Boots Drop Tomorrow


Brand:  KITH x Tommy Hilfiger x Timberland

Model: Shearling 40 Below Super Boot and the 6” Boot.

Key Features: The cozy Super Boot is shearling lined to the toe, whereas the sturdy 6” Boot boasts Gore-Tex lined wheat nubuck, with asymmetrical navy and burgundy leather collars atop a Vibram sole.

Release Date: December 31, 11AM EST.

Price: TBC

Buy: Available at all KITH stores and online at KITH.com

Editor’s Notes: Earlier this year KITH dropped an impressive collaborative collection with Tommy Hilfiger, and now the second half of the collection is dropping Monday, December 31. The two labels are bringing Timberland into the mix with Shearling 40 Below Super Boot and the 6” Boot, which will also release on Monday.

The Shearling 40 Below Super Boot Classic is composed of wheat nubuck leather and features asymmetrical navy and burgundy quilted leather collars. The cozy boot is shearling lined, and is finished off with KITH x Tommy Hilfiger crest branding on the tongues and heels, as well as Timberland gold hardware logos on the lateral sides.

The 6” Boot also features KITH x Tommy Hilfiger crest branding on the tongues and heels, as well as Timberland gold hardware logos on the lateral sides.

In related news, KITH’s Austin Scotti has revealed a bespoke AJ1 in collaboration with the Shoe Surgeon.

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The Shoe Surgeon’s “Lux” Union Pack Is Available Now


Brand: Jordan Brand customized by The Shoe Surgeon

Model: Lux Union Storm Blue Air Jordan 1 and the Lux Union Black Toe Air Jordan 1.

Key Features: This luxurious latest offering comes with gold chap split-backed python, rough-out leather collars, and zig zag detailing.

Release Date: Available now.

Price: $5000

Buy: theshoesurgeon.com

Editor’s Notes: The sneaker guru is rounding out the year with a luxe pack, once again utilizing the Air Jordan 1 as his canvas. This time he’s chosen a classic palette of red, cream, black, and blue. The pack includes the Lux Union Storm Blue Air Jordan 1 and the Lux Union Black Toe Air.

Both sneakers feature premium soft leathers, as well as python on the Nike Swoosh. Every pair is handcrafted to order.

If you want to see another makeover by The Shoe Surgeon that you probably didn’t manage to cop, head here.

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Nike Air Fear of God Shoot Around “Light Bone” Releasing Soon


Family history doesn’t always define a family legacy. Jerry Lorenzo’s family upholds deep-seated roots in baseball, as his father, Jerry Manuel, both played in the majors as well as coached and managed there. Jerry, however, through his musings with Fear of God, has taken to a different sport.

Producing his Fear of God Basketball High Top and now two performance basketball sneakers in collaboration with Nike — the Air Fear of God 1 and the Fear of God Shoot Around — Lorenzo has proven himself a threat in basketball footwear design.

Nike Fear of God SA "Light Bone"
Nike Fear of God SA “Light Bone”

Working in tandem with Leo Chang of Nike, the beloved designer who’s worked on Kevin Durant’s signature series and oversees much of Nike Basketball’s output, Lorenzo’s Fear of God Shoot Around is revealed in its second colorway today. This “Light Bone” edition of the Fear of God 1 takedown is minimal while simultaneously being anything but.

Nike Fear of God SA "Light Bone"
Nike Fear of God SA “Light Bone”

With sneaky doubled stacked Zoom cushioning for an elevated stance, a throwback to retro Nike Basketball design is rediscovered through the top strap and shiny Swoosh detailing. Premium leather cascades over the hightop silhouette which sees its lacing system wrapped around the ankle collar and secured with a tonal toggle.

Lorenzo’s Nike Fear of God Shoot Around “Light Bone” is expected to release soon. Stay tuned for additional details.

Nike Fear of God SA

Colorway: Light Bone/Black
Price: $300

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Nike Fear of God SA “Light Bone”
Nike Fear of God SA "Light Bone"
Nike Fear of God SA “Light Bone”

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