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Consequence featuring John Legend – Why Do I Even Go Home

Former label mates Consequence and John Legend join forces on this Movies On Demand 4 featured track, “Why Do I Even Go Home.” Appropriately fitting the title, the song deals with the pressures and struggles of the typical relationship. Expectantly, Cons handles the verses while Legend flexes his pipes on the hook. Check it accordingly below.

Pharrell Williams Talks About His New “Places and Spaces I’ve Been” Book

Pharrell Williams Talks About His New “Places and Spaces I’ve Been” Book

Recently, Pharrell Williams sat down to chat with Complex Magazine to discuss his forthcoming book with Rizzoli – PHARRELL: PLACES AND SPACES I’VE BEEN – which is due out October 16. Touching on an array of topics which include a variety of design principles spread out across a number of cultural mediums, Williams is candid and forthcoming with his responses. While choice excepts appear below, the entire interview with Pharrell can be read at Complex.

How did you decide what was going to make the new book, ? Obviously you’ve had all of these experiences and these products and interviews, how did you whittle it down into what would make the final cut?
In terms of the process, there was so much stuff that we quite honestly couldn’t fit into it, there’s so much stuff so we decided to just pair it down to the simplest things we could at first. It’s kind of confusing because there’s such a big amount of work that we were trying to just find a definitive direction because there were so many interesting paths that we could have taken. You know me, I’ve overly ambitious so I think we just chose the most important things that we thought were interesting and important.

Looking through the book, what would you say allows you to express yourself more-design, fashion, or music?
I think all of the above, especially since what we do requires all three anyway. All of the above. What’s music without fashion, you know? What is fashion without music? They’re all basically ways to express yourself, musically you express yourself and fashion-wise you express yourself. Some people who are good at one thing and some people are great at all three and there are people who are terrible at all three but I feel like there’s room for everyone. I don’t know, man, I’m very thankful for the nice accolade. Sometimes when people don’t get it, I respect that too. I’m thankful to be able to express myself and I’m just having a great time.

What’s been the most challenging thing for you to work on from a design standpoint? You’ve done chairs, jewelry, sunglasses. Was there anything that was harder than one another?
You know what, I think each process was kind of tough, it’s a challenge, because I’m always trying to do something that had not been done before and if it has, it’s been 20 or 30 years and I’d like to give another interesting take on it or whatever. I don’t know.

You’ve also always prided yourself on making your things own and doing things that haven’t been done before. Customizing your Timberlands and customizing jewelry pieces, is it more of a love of exclusivity or a love of having a hand in the design process?
I think all of those things are nice things but more than anything else, it’s just self-expression. There’s nothing wrong with, if you’re not customizing something for yourself, it’s okay if you’re buying something from the store and some designer did it and 200 other people have it. It’s okay, it’s about expression, right? It’s no different than any other thing that we say, afraid that we think is interesting and we borrow. Or something becomes a trending trade, what’s the difference? It’s still self expression, it’s someone else’s self expression that resonates with you that you chose to use, too. I think it’s all about self-expression at the end of the day and it’s all about individuality and again, that’s why everything that we have been doing with I Am Other is really honestly all about that.

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TOMS : Pink & Aqua Tamin and Red Glitter

3 new Toms color ways have just arrived at the shop, and are definitely a change from the recent classic Toms color ways. The  color scheme of the “Tamin” style, mixed with the soft wool make these Toms ideal for the cooler Autumn months to come.

The Wizard of Oz comes to mind when looking at the Red Glitter color way. Once these hit the sun expect to turn some heads, with the shine they’ll produce. We all know Toms have a habit of flying off the shelves and these 3 color ways are expected to do the same, so make a trip to the store and pick up a pair!

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– Dan aka Taquito

The xx – Angels (Live In Tokyo)

Earlier this year while in Tokyo, The xx’s Romy Madley-Croft provided an intimate performance of the indie pop act’s hit track “Angel,” from the comfort of her hotel room. With electric guitar in-hand, the talented musician beautifully captivated via the already-delightful single. You can see the live performance thanks to the video above. The xx’s Coexist will be here soon.

Acapulco Gold Digital Fair Isle Camp Caps

Acapulco Gold Digital Fair Isle Camp Caps

A preliminary preview from New York City’s Acapulco Gold showcases two stylish caps for the upcoming season. The Digital Fair Isle Camp cap is made from imported cotton flannel with a distinct pattern that offers a rugged and outdoors aesthetic. Available in navy and black with contrasting AG embroidery on the left side panel, be on the lookout for these standout pieces shipping with their fall delivery next month.

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Sweet Tooth: A Group Show Dedicated to Desserts

Sweet Tooth: A Group Show Dedicated to Desserts

“Sweet Tooth” is a group art show featuring a selection of dessert-themed art from an all-star lineup of America’s most talented contemporary artists and creatives. Opening at Echo Park, CA’s Backside boutique, the delectable group exhibit is comprised of the latest work from of C.Ann, Sophia Chang, Twinkie Chan, Robert Deleon, Eric Dressen, Ducky, Vernon Easingwood, Benjamin Escobar, Bean, Benny Gold, Bobby Hundreds, Old Man, Mo, Clark Orr, PJ Richardson, Sprkfr, Suedehead, Little Sweeties and Johnny Vampotna. “Sweet Tooth” opens on Friday, August 31.

Backside
1814 West Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
United States

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Black Atlass – The Black Atlass EP

The Black Atlass EP comes from 18 year old London, Ontario producer Alex Fleming aka Black Atlass. The multi-instrumentalist pieced together the six track compilation in his basement studio during his spare time while completing his senior year of high school. Listen in to Black Atlass’ debut release on the SoundCloud below which is also available for download.

Grimes – Genesis

After just receiving the teaser footage, today Grimes is back with the full-length drop of her “Genesis” video. The aesthetics were directed by Grimes herself as they then note the intriguing Canadian artist decked out in a variety of eccentric outfits. The track was pulled from her album, Visions, which is currently available. Press play above to enjoy the interesting clip.

Jack Beats featuring Diplo & Example – War

The Scottish duo of Beni G (Mixologists) and Plus One (Scratch Perverts) who come together under the moniker of Jack Beats present their latest visual “War” featuring producer Diplo and British singer/rapper Example. The visual is a black and white hand-drawn animation that almost literally translates every lyric and beat on the track with a trippy and hallucinogenic theme running throughout. The track features on Jack Beats’ EP Careless, which is available now on Beatport.

Delilah – Shades of Grey

Delilah presents the visual accompaniment for her latest single “Shades Of Gray.” The singer from London, England finds herself out in the countryside at a party full of masked revellers. The atmosphere picks up in line with the pace of the track as they parade through the woods to continue partying. Also included is the recently premiered MJ Cole remix of the track that Annie Mac labelled as “track of the week” on her BBC Radio 1 Show. Listen to both tracks above and below now.

Lil Wayne: “ I Don’t Like New York”

He just seems to be too fond of controversy, especially when it comes to New York City – the place where he was arrested in 2007 and convicted in 2009 on gun possession charges. It is also the same city where he decided to pull out his label mate Nicki Minaj from this year’s Hot 97 summer jam festivities, after having been disrespected by radio personality Peter Rosenberg. Weezy helped Ms. Minaj organizing an intimate concert at the Roseland Ballroom in order to compensate her fans for disappearing at summer jam. Above, you can check out Weezy talking to the popular network right after the special event where he opened up on his true feelings towards the Big Apple: “Flat out, I don’t Like New York.”

Monsieur Lacenaire Teddy Knitted Alpaca Varsity Cardigan

Monsieur Lacenaire Teddy Knitted Alpaca Varsity Cardigan

Taking a different approach in executing the staple varsity jacket, French knitwear label, Monsieur Lacenaire reinvents its essence in the form of a varsity cardigan. Using only the softest of alpaca wool, the cardigan features a blue body with corresponding line accents, contrasting cream-colored sleeves, and a textured cable-knit stripe that runs down the entire back. A perfect item to wear for a more sophisticated look, the cardigan offers all the refinements of a collegiate top, minus the weight and stiffness found in the traditional jacket. The Teddy Knitted Alpaca Varsity Cardigan can be found now via MR PORTER for a price of $465 USD.

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visvim 2012 Fall/Winter FBT BEARFOOT PIZI-FOLK *OVERSEAS EXCLUSIVE

visvim 2012 Fall/Winter FBT BEARFOOT PIZI-FOLK *OVERSEAS EXCLUSIVE

The latest visvim FBT to hit the interweb sees the Japanese label effectively reworking its staple footwear silhouette in a unique iteration that is branded the “FBT BEARFOOT PIZI-FOLK *OVERSEAS EXCLUSIVE.” The pair features a customary moc toe construction up front while tonal laces and a juxtaposed red panel lines the ankle rim. As the title implies, the pair is an overseas exclusive and at this point, no pricing has been revealed. Be on the lookout for these to begin hitting select visvim doors and stockists soon.

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visvim 2012 Fall/Winter FBT BEARFOOT PIZI-FOLK *OVERSEAS EXCLUSIVE

visvim 2012 Fall/Winter FBT BEARFOOT PIZI-FOLK *OVERSEAS EXCLUSIVE

The latest visvim FBT to hit the interweb sees the Japanese label effectively reworking its staple footwear silhouette in a unique iteration that is branded the “FBT BEARFOOT PIZI-FOLK *OVERSEAS EXCLUSIVE.” The pair features a customary moc toe construction up front while tonal laces and a juxtaposed red panel lines the ankle rim. As the title implies, the pair is an overseas exclusive and at this point, no pricing has been revealed. Be on the lookout for these to begin hitting select visvim doors and stockists soon.

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GOODENOUGH 2012 Fall/Winter August Releases

GOODENOUGH 2012 Fall/Winter August Releases

As a brand with decades under its belt, GOODENOUGH is able to take bits of inspiration from each of the eras it has progressed from and cull it into a cohesive, original and fresh assortment of fashion pieces. In the latest Fall/Winter 2012 releases for 2012, the label pulls from the ’90s as it mixes the generation’s old school stylings with Japanese streetwear flair. The August release sees a handful of long sleeved heavy garments including a crown embroidered shirt, a college weave crew sweatshirt, a workcover jean jacket, and a cable knit hoody. Prices in the collection range from ¥7,875 JPY to ¥30,450 JPY (approximately $100 USD to $385 USD) and will be made available August 25th at select GOODENOUGH retailers.

Source: honeyee.com

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Kanye West & Nicki Minaj to Judge American Idol ?

It looks like American Idol is looking to add some hip-hop perspective to their judgement system. As TMZ points out, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj have been added to the list of potential judges that “expressed interest” in joining the casting show. Pharrell Williams and Diddy have been previously added to this list. If Yeezy should join this team, he is also expected to cash in seriously, as it would “at least match Mariah’s salary” of $18 million a year. Stay tuned and expect a final decision on this really soon as the new seasons kicks off in January.

A$AP Rocky – Goldie (Live On Fallon)

Following up from 2 Chainz’s appearance on the show the other day, Harlem’s own A$AP Rocky hit the stage on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night for his television performance debut. Although he’s been releasing songs and videos from the upcoming A$AP Mob mixtape, Lord$ Never Worry, Rocky made it clear that the focus is still on his solo single, “Goldie,” by performing it Tuesday evening. As of now, there’s no set release date for his debut album, LongLiveA$AP, but the Mob’s tape is slated to hit the ‘net next Tuesday, August 28. Watch as Rocky teams up with The Roots above, and stay tuned for more from the young Pretty Flacko and his camp.

Stussy Make Beats Champ: Zack Sekoff – Ancestor’s EP

Stussy Make Beats Champ: Zack Sekoff – Ancestor’s EP

Just under a year ago, Stussy, together with Teenage Engineering and Low End Theory created a contest whose outcome would decide the next great underground beat maker. Well, that search has ended after receiving thousands of entries from every corner of the world. The winner? “Belly Beat” from 16 year-old Zack Sekoff of Los Angeles. As part of his winner’s prize package, Sekoff’s debut EP Ancestor’s was professionally recorded, along with his first show scheduled — to be played on August 22 at Low End Theory in Los Angeles. When you’re done listening to and taking advantage of this free stream of Ancestor’s, head over to the Facebook page for Low End Theory to get more details on the event.

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