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Listen to Jesse Boykins III’s New Single, “Live Love”

TOKiMONSTA has been gearing to release a new compilation project through her label called Young Art Sound. Today, the imprint releases the second single from the project called “Live Love” featuring Jesse Boykins III and multi-genre sound maestros, Two Fresh. This silky-smooth cut will be joined with additional singles from Gavin Turek, Anderson .Paak, GCRi, Mono/Poly and others. TOKiMONSTA will also embark on a tour this year with Montreal-based producer Cri. Press play to listen below.

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Listen to Jesse Boykins III’s New Single, “Live Love”

TOKiMONSTA has been gearing to release a new compilation project through her label called Young Art Sound. Today, the imprint releases the second single from the project called “Live Love” featuring Jesse Boykins III and multi-genre sound maestros, Two Fresh. This silky-smooth cut will be joined with additional singles from Gavin Turek, Anderson .Paak, GCRi, Mono/Poly and others. TOKiMONSTA will also embark on a tour this year with Montreal-based producer Cri. Press play to listen below.

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Brand New adidas EQT Support ADV Colorways Are Coming & Here’s Where You Can Cop Them


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adidas EQT built a torrent of momentum last year thanks to a string of new releases, and in 2017 the drive isn’t stopping. To kick start the year, Foot Locker is exclusively releasing brand new colorways of the updated silhouette, and we’ve got all the details.

adidas simultaneously looked to the past and into the future when reinventing the iconic EQT. In this way, the brand reinterpreted the classic sneaker for the modern era but maintained the retro look and old school appeal. The reintroduction of adidas Equipment marks a return to functionality and essentialism and a rejection of excess and gimmickry. EQT represents a purposeful design philosophy; the footwear and clothing range features only essential core components, each with a specific function.

The new EQT Support ADV has a slimmer and more lightweight construction than the original from 1991 and is reinforced with extended lace straps supporting the joint mid-foot and heel cage. The new green model consists of a cargo green knit upper with black lace straps and a translucent black heel cage. The upper sits atop a white outsole with a turbo red heel beneath; the turbo red is repeated in the contrast stitching and EQT ADV 91-16 tongue and insole logos.

The green versions gray counterpart trades cargo green for a digital gray camouflage knit, gray lace straps and translucent gray heel cage. It features the same white outsole and turbo red logo detailing.

The new adidas EQT Foot Locker exclusives are available…

via Highsnobiety

Brand New adidas EQT Support ADV Colorways Are Coming & Here’s Where You Can Cop Them


Visit the original post to see all 3 images from this gallery.

adidas EQT built a torrent of momentum last year thanks to a string of new releases, and in 2017 the drive isn’t stopping. To kick start the year, Foot Locker is exclusively releasing brand new colorways of the updated silhouette, and we’ve got all the details.

adidas simultaneously looked to the past and into the future when reinventing the iconic EQT. In this way, the brand reinterpreted the classic sneaker for the modern era but maintained the retro look and old school appeal. The reintroduction of adidas Equipment marks a return to functionality and essentialism and a rejection of excess and gimmickry. EQT represents a purposeful design philosophy; the footwear and clothing range features only essential core components, each with a specific function.

The new EQT Support ADV has a slimmer and more lightweight construction than the original from 1991 and is reinforced with extended lace straps supporting the joint mid-foot and heel cage. The new green model consists of a cargo green knit upper with black lace straps and a translucent black heel cage. The upper sits atop a white outsole with a turbo red heel beneath; the turbo red is repeated in the contrast stitching and EQT ADV 91-16 tongue and insole logos.

The green versions gray counterpart trades cargo green for a digital gray camouflage knit, gray lace straps and translucent gray heel cage. It features the same white outsole and turbo red logo detailing.

The new adidas EQT Foot Locker exclusives are available…

via Highsnobiety

Official Images of the Highly Anticipated Nike Air Zoom Generation Retro

The wait will soon be over as LeBron James’ first signature shoe with Nike will make its debut as a retro. James is set to launch his 14th signature model with Nike and is geared to turn back time with the launch of the Nike Air Zoom Generation. LeBron James previously announced via UNINTERRUPTED that his first silhouette would return, we now have official imagery to accompany the launch and heighten your anticipation.

Set to hit shelves on January 25, you can expect these to go rather quickly due to high demand and limited quantities for a retail price of $175 USD.

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The NBA Lists This Season’s Most Popular Jerseys and Team Merchandise

The last two NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers, sit atop the league in merchandise sales so far this season. Based on NBAStore.com sales from October 2016 through December 2016, Stephen Curry wears the most popular jersey in the league, followed by LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, with Russell Westbrook rounding out the top five. The Warriors also take the crown with the most popular team merchandise, with their rivals the Cavaliers right behind them, with the Lakers, Bulls and Knicks completing the top five in that order.

Peep the lists below, and note the “Greek Freak” Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks making his debut on the jersey sales list.

Top 15 Most Popular NBA Jerseys
1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
2. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
3. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
4. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
5. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
6. Dwyane Wade, Chicago Bulls
7. Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks
8. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
9. Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls
10. Derrick Rose, New York Knicks
11. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
12. James Harden, Houston Rockets
13. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
14. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
15. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks

Top 10 Most Popular Team Merchandise
1. Golden State Warriors
2. Cleveland Cavaliers
3. Los Angeles Lakers
4. Chicago Bulls
5. New York Knicks
6. San Antonio Spurs
7. Oklahoma City Thunder
8. Boston Celtics
9. Philadelphia 76ers
10. Toronto Raptors

via Hypebeast

The NBA Lists This Season’s Most Popular Jerseys and Team Merchandise

The last two NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers, sit atop the league in merchandise sales so far this season. Based on NBAStore.com sales from October 2016 through December 2016, Stephen Curry wears the most popular jersey in the league, followed by LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, with Russell Westbrook rounding out the top five. The Warriors also take the crown with the most popular team merchandise, with their rivals the Cavaliers right behind them, with the Lakers, Bulls and Knicks completing the top five in that order.

Peep the lists below, and note the “Greek Freak” Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks making his debut on the jersey sales list.

Top 15 Most Popular NBA Jerseys
1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
2. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
3. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
4. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
5. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
6. Dwyane Wade, Chicago Bulls
7. Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks
8. Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
9. Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls
10. Derrick Rose, New York Knicks
11. Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
12. James Harden, Houston Rockets
13. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
14. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
15. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks

Top 10 Most Popular Team Merchandise
1. Golden State Warriors
2. Cleveland Cavaliers
3. Los Angeles Lakers
4. Chicago Bulls
5. New York Knicks
6. San Antonio Spurs
7. Oklahoma City Thunder
8. Boston Celtics
9. Philadelphia 76ers
10. Toronto Raptors

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The Internet’s Syd Shares New Solo Single, “Body”

After announcing her plans to release a solo album back in December, The Internet’s lead singer shares the first official single from the project today titled “Body.” Produced by MeLo-X, the song made its world premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show earlier today and from the looks of it, she’s exploring a more a sensual side of the music this time around. Press play to listen above and stay tuned for Syd’s Fin album set to release on February 3.

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The Internet’s Syd Shares New Solo Single, “Body”

After announcing her plans to release a solo album back in December, The Internet’s lead singer shares the first official single from the project today titled “Body.” Produced by MeLo-X, the song made its world premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show earlier today and from the looks of it, she’s exploring a more a sensual side of the music this time around. Press play to listen above and stay tuned for Syd’s Fin album set to release on February 3.

via Hypebeast

The Internet’s Syd Shares New Solo Single, “Body”

After announcing her plans to release a solo album back in December, The Internet’s lead singer shares the first official single from the project today titled “Body.” Produced by MeLo-X, the song made its world premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show earlier today and from the looks of it, she’s exploring a more a sensual side of the music this time around. Press play to listen above and stay tuned for Syd’s Fin album set to release on February 3.

via Hypebeast

Nike Air Max 90 OG Colorways Releasing in Flyknit Construction

If you don’t own a pair of “Infrared” Air Max 90s’ by now, well, you just don’t like the shoe as much as you think. It’s been one of the most released shoes over the past decade, with countless variations dropping year in and year out. Now Nike is updating the style with Flyknit construction.

Alongside the women’s OG “Concord” colorway, the Nike Air Max 90 Flyknit comes a year after the success of the Air Max 1 Ultra Flyknit. Updated with woven detailing across the base that alter the look slightly, all other nuances of the shoe remain the same.

Both these Nike Air Max 90 Flyknit colorways are due at international retailers on March 2, 2017. Stay tuned for Stateside release details.

Nike Air Max 90 Flyknit "Infrared"
Nike Air Max 90 Flyknit “Infrared”
Nike Air Max 90 Flyknit "Concord"
Nike Air Max 90 Flyknit “Concord”

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Oregon Ducks Get Laced With Nike Kobe 11 PE

The Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team is resting comfortably at the No. 11 spot in the national rankings following an easy win over the in-conference Stanford Cardinals this past weekend. During that 69-52 victory, the team laced up this Nike Kobe 11 PE.

Featuring a grey Primeknit upper much with glowing green accents at the Swoosh and tongue logo, this team exclusive also denotes a gradient fade at the midsole which we haven’t seen on the Kobe 11. Give them a look for yourself and stay tuned for more from the Ducks as we grow closer to March Madness.

Nike Kobe 11 "Oregon Ducks" PE
Nike Kobe 11 “Oregon Ducks” PE

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Vans Half Cab “Off White” // Available Now

Last year was certainly one that heavily featured the Vans Old Skool. That probably won’t change much over the next 11 months. But don’t sleep on the Half Cab emerging this year, too.

This new Off White colorway is one that shows just how versatile the traditional skate shoe really is. A monochromatic coating illuminates the shoes many panels while the cream upper is well accented by a stark white midsole, matching laces and branding.

Grab this Vans Half Cab “Off White” now for $70 at Notre.

Vans Half Cab "Off White"
Vans Half Cab “Off White”
Vans Half Cab "Off White"
Vans Half Cab “Off White”

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Nike Made LeBron Soldier 10 PEs for LeBron James’ Alma Mater

St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, or, the house that Bron built, will forever fall under the Nike umbrella given James’ lifetime deal with the brand. Which means throughout the years his signature shoes will often be their game shoes.

Nike continues that trend a with these LeBron Soldier 10 “SVSM” PEs. Outfitted in the schools traditional colors, green and white variations are equally highlighted by Metallic Gold accents and their team logo at the top strap.

Give both the home white and road green renderings of the Nike LeBron Soldier 10 “SVSM” PE a better look below as these certainly won’t be headed to retail for purchase.

Nike LeBron Soldier 10 "SVSM" PE
Nike LeBron Soldier 10 “SVSM” PE

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adidas NMD XR1 Dropping in “OG” Colorway

Following a 2017 version of the adidas NMD R1 “OG” that originally released back in 2015, the XR1 variation is reported to release in the foundational colorway later this year.

True to the shoes Black/Red-Blue color palette, this XR1 version certainly won’t be the phenomena that the R1 was, but is undoubtedly one three stripes fans can get behind. Give the adidas NMD XR1 “OG” a better look below and stay tuned for release details.

adidas NMD XR1 "OG"
adidas NMD XR1 “OG”
adidas NMD XR1 "OG"
adidas NMD XR1 “OG”

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Nike Made LeBron Soldier 10 PEs for LeBron James’ Alma Mater

St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, or, the house that Bron built, will forever fall under the Nike umbrella given James’ lifetime deal with the brand. Which means throughout the years his signature shoes will often be their game shoes.

Nike continues that trend a with these LeBron Soldier 10 “SVSM” PEs. Outfitted in the schools traditional colors, green and white variations are equally highlighted by Metallic Gold accents and their team logo at the top strap.

Give both the home white and road green renderings of the Nike LeBron Soldier 10 “SVSM” PE a better look below as these certainly won’t be headed to retail for purchase.

Nike LeBron Soldier 10 "SVSM" PE
Nike LeBron Soldier 10 “SVSM” PE

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Air Jordan 12 “Chinese New Year” Takes Flight Next Weekend

While dropping at European retailers this weekend on January 21, the Air Jordan 12 “Chinese New Year” will release on the following weekend for U.S. and Canada sneakerheads.

Essentially a Chinese zodiac themed variation of the Air Jordan 12 “Taxi”, the look is easily familiar to fans of the 12’s with a few subtle nods to Chinese culture. A bamboo texture appears below the white leather upper while wooden-like eyelets rest slightly below the tongue outfitted in Chinese symbols.

Make sure to calendar the January 28 Jordan Release Date for the Air Jordan 12 “Chinese New Year” and take a closer look below courtesy of Livestock.

Air Jordan 12 “Chinese New Year”

Style #: 881427-122
Release Date: January 28, 2017
Price: $250

Air Jordan 12 "Chinese New Year"
Air Jordan 12 “Chinese New Year”
Air Jordan 12 "Chinese New Year"
Air Jordan 12 “Chinese New Year”
Air Jordan 12 "Chinese New Year"
Air Jordan 12 “Chinese New Year”
Air Jordan 12 "Chinese New Year"
Air Jordan 12 “Chinese New Year”
Air Jordan 12 "Chinese New Year"
Air Jordan 12 “Chinese New Year”
Air Jordan 12 "Chinese New Year"
Air Jordan 12 “Chinese New Year”

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Attend Trump’s Inauguration? This Democratic Congressman Literally Took a Hike.

Jamie Raskin is taking the concept of Democrats in the wilderness to a whole new level. It’s late afternoon on Inauguration Dayovercast and cool, though decidedly warm for January in Washington, D.C.and the freshman representative from Maryland’s 8th congressional district is leading dozens of supporters down a twisting trail in Rock Creek Park, a 1,754-acre wooded sanctuary inside the District, that borders his suburban constituency.

This isn’t some formal congressional event; Raskin, formerly the majority whip in Maryland’s state Senate, is wearing hiking boots and sweats. He’s walking his dog Potter down a muddy path that Raskin has known since boyhood, and his friend Melanie Choukas-Bradley—author of A Year in Rock Creek Park—is telling the group about various trees of interest along the way. This afternoon’s two-hour hike is a personal touch by one of the few promising progressives sent to Washington last November—a way to reassure fellow liberals they aren’t alone, even as darkness falls literally and figuratively over the nation’s capital.

Raskin was one of nearly 70 members of Congress who skipped President Donald Trump’s swearing in and subsequent festivities on Friday, putting out a call for dispirited progressives to join him on this walk in the woods to experience “the moral and spiritual uplift of nature.”

“Donald Trump says that global warming is a hoax invented by the Chinese,” Raskin says at one point during the walk, “but actually what the intelligence community has proven is that Donald Trump is the hoax invented by the Russians.”

Raskin says it was strange to miss his first inauguration as a member of Congress. In the end, though, the former constitutional law professor and progressive stalwart simply couldn’t abide treating Trump like a typical president.

“I realized I did not have it within me to go and to watch that and to manifest any faith that his oath is going to mean anything,” he says. “He is a man who has shown nothing but disdain for the rule of law and the constitution, all the way up to today.”

To Raskin, Trump’s emerging administration “has the very strong whiff of a money-making operation.”

“The Trump hotel in D.C. is booked solid with foreign governments and embassies throwing parties,” he says. “All of that is a direct violate of the Emoluments Clause of the constitution, which forbids the president from collecting any payment of any kind whatsoever from foreign governments.”

Raskin watched Trump’s speech at home while working with organizers for Saturday’s Women’s March. (Later in the evening, in an appearance on MSNBC’s All in With Chris Hayes, he would call the president’s remarks “the meanest, most lowdown, insulting inaugural address in American history.”)

In Rock Creek Park, Raskin tells me the eeriness of the coming presidency set in on Thursday night, which “felt like the beginning of an occupation by an alien power.” By Friday,  that occupation was complete“It was a melancholy day,” Raskin says. “There’s something a bit surreal about it, like it’s a movie in the Batman series or something.”

Raskin is fond of Batman references. He recently said the new administration “can put the Joker, the Riddler, and the Penguin in charge of Gotham City—but we are still here.” So I ask him about Trump echoing Bane from The Dark Knight Rises in his inauguration speech.

That was prescient,” he says with a smile.

If the goal of Raskin’s nature walk was therapeutic, it worked. One after anothersometimes in hushed toneshis fellow hikers and constituents tell him how grateful they are to have him on Capitol Hill. “He is refreshingly directhonest, unafraid,” says Laura Greene from Kensington, Maryland.

Raskin will join the Women’s March on Saturday with a sign reading “This Is What a Popular Majority Looks Like.” He’s also planning to advance the anti-Trump resistance in his congressional oversight role.

“We have to get to the bottom of what happened in the 2016 presidential election,” Raskin says. “Obviously there’s a lot of investigation taking place. There’s a Senate investigation taking place. There are a lot of journalists who are on the story. It seems well established now that Putin has a conscious campaign to subvert our election and to undermine Hillary Clinton and to get Donald Trump elected. Regardless of who you wanted in the election, you should be very troubled by that.”

Raskin is more than troubled by Trumpism in general, but he’s also heartened by what appears to be a re-engagement with progressive activism.

“I don’t know what we have done that this has befallen the republic,” he says, “but we have to fight our way back.”

via New Republic

Hear Arcade Fire’s New Song With Mavis Staples, ‘I Give You Power’

All proceeds from Arcade Fire and Mavis Staples’ new single will go to the ACLU.

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All proceeds from Arcade Fire and Mavis Staples’ new single will go to the ACLU.

Courtesy of the artists

The months leading up to the 2016 presidential election were filled with one-off protest songs, most of them directed at eventual winner Donald J. Trump. The months since, as you might imagine, have been no quieter. The occasion of Trump’s inauguration Friday is inspiring weekend demonstrations and benefit concerts across the country, and more protest songs keep rolling out right alongside them.

With less than 24 hours to go before Friday’s big event, Arcade Fire is teaming up with Mavis Staples to release a new song titled “I Give You Power” — available only via Tidal, a streaming service in which the band has a financial stake. And, though Trump’s election has no doubt stoked strong opinions among all the musicians involved, this particular song sticks to the bare essentials like throbbing synths, a jittery beat, and a few general phrases that lead to an unmistakable message for all elected officials: “I give you power / I can take it away.”

Listen now, via Tidal:

Though “I Give You Power” appears to be a one-off, Arcade Fire will also release a DVD of its 2015 documentary film, The Reflektor Tapes, on January 27.

via Music : NPR