Rory McIlroy may be joining the ranks of Tiger Woods and LeBron James. With Titleist/FootJoy deals expiring at the end of 2012, Nike is said to be pursuing the 23-year-old golf star for a 10-year, $250 million contract. All numbers are suggested and no paper has been inked, but stay tuned to Nice Kicks for updates.
Kendrick Lamar’s much-anticipated debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city is in stores today and the Compton rapper gives us a Black Hippy Remix of his single “Swimming Pools (Drank)” for fans to listen to. The track is actualy featured on the Deluxe edition of the album. The re-mix features verses from the West Coast emcee’s fellow TDE members Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and ScHoolboy Q. Listen below and pick up deluxe edition of good kid, m.A.A.d city here.
The always smooth and potent Blu & Exile drop their first music video from their recently released album Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them. The visuals were captured during their travels on tour and was directed by Jerome D. “Maybe One Day” is more or less a reaffirmation of the duo’s stature at the forefront of LA’s burgeoning beat scene. The song is available on the album as well as the limited edition 10″ vinyl. More information on both items are available through Dirty Science.
Li-Ning has every intention of making waves on basketball courts in the United States. On the heels of the Dwayne Wade signing, the Chinese company has released images of the Li-Ning “Avengers” Pack. The pack includes colorways inspired by four of the super heroes that make up the Avengers. Each of the four color schemes include a special insole and tongue decal, and is finished with a clear icy sole. Stay tuned to Nice Kicks as release information becomes available.
South Korea’s man of the hour PSY returns a favour to fellow pop star HyunA (who featured in his “Gangnam Style” visual) by making a 40-second appearance for her latest video “Ice Cream.” PSY is seen at the start of the clip helping himself to some ice cream from HyunA’s ice cream truck before being caught, but remains unruffled and carries on as normal. A scantily clad HyunA then takes center stage in the colorful visual surrounded by dancers and party-goers that surround the aforementioned truck. Watch the video above.
Boots and basketball blend on the Nike I-95 Posite Max Metallic Gold/Black. OG Flightposite styling gets a winter-ready boost from a sturdy Air Max sole, made official by ACG branding on the tongue. These are available now at Concepts.
Nike I-95 Posite Max
Apparel & Footwear by ASOS
What’s good people?!!?! It’s the friar of flap, the lord of the lascivious, your flapness, the Duke of Brooklyn, the mayor of madness, The Hood’s Marty Markowitz, Sir Flappy McFlapstar, el bachatero of the flap dance floor, Ya’ll are once again blessed to be in the presence of greatness! The young gawd of all other flaps!! The mighty Flap Lasagna, the F.L.A.P.S.T.R., the Flapologists, the Flap Don, the Editor of the Flap Source, the one who only loves her if she’s a flapstar.
I’ve taken a bit of a break from the leading the masses to the flap. I’ve had to spread the gospel of flap to our brethren across the pond. However, when you catch wind of certain events, certain unique, rare opportunities of flap, you have to take a break from flapping.
You’ve been sitting here waiting on me to write one of these like
But before I get to the flap, I have to take this opportunity to make sure that ya’ll go out and vote. I’ve attached reasons why I’m voting for on candidate and not the other.
I personally think that the most important issue of the election is women’s rights but with that said
So I’ve heard about all the flap (or lack thereof) and I had to ask myself
I commend you all for trying to flap without me but I know that you’ve actually been doing this
I’m out here doing me all over Europe (see Barcelona –>)
also peep the tee. Tees and crews are available on the uristocrat.com website.
But w/o further ado The UPENN HOMECOMING EDITION OF THE FLAP
7PM – Makuu Black Cultural Center Presents the Young Alumni Mixer – City TapHouse – 3925 Walnut St. – Who doesn’t wanna hang out with Daina, her fine ass cougar friends, Ms. Connie, Crystal and all the other legends of Makuu present and past? Plus City Tap is FIYAH as a venue. Free hors d’oeuvres and drink specials!
8PM – Spec-Trum Presents: Miguel & Phony PPL – Listen Miguel is simply that crack. If you aint listened to Adorn and cried a little thug tear. The man, who happens to look like Frankie Lymon and Pharrell loves child, be singing breh. And where else can you see this man for the cheap? I mean $15 cash should be more than doable. However, I’m not gonna act as if I have any clue who Phony PPL are and why they spell their name like that, but I’m told that they’re nice as shit. I trust my sources and you should too. Here’s how to get a ticket:http://www.facebook.com/
10pm – PEYSO’S SIGNATURE EVENT – UPENN’s Homecoming Alumni Celebration: Sin City – Tashan: 777 Broad St. – I really thought about just leaving this blank and not saying anything. The event should speak for itself. Uristocrat and Cash Entertainment is bringing you this event. DJ R2da, Philadelphia’s favorite DJ, is on the 1’s and 2’s. That’s enough to get you there. However, I’ll elaborate. When you go to other school’s homecoming events something is always missing. Whether its going to Howard’s Homecoming where most of the ppl are bougie for no damn reason (you really think that I’m impressed when you say you went to Howard?) or Temple Homecoming, where it’s a bit difficult to discern the alumni from the North Philadelphians, Penn’s Homecoming presents the opportunity to party and mingle with some of the most successful black, brown, yellow, Puerto rican and Asian/Haitian young people around. Furthermore, no one is putting up airs, and everyone is coming to have a great time. THIS IS THE MOVEMENT. IF YOU’RE NOT AT THE MOVEMENT, DON’T COMPLAIN ABOUT YOUR LACK OF FLAP. RSVP Here…
1PM – Penn Football vs. Brown – Now you may look at Brown and say that they’re trash because they’re 2-4. You right, they might be trash. But that’s neither here nor there. Ask your friends if there school has a special tailgate inside of the stadium, directly behind the endzone, during the game. How could you hate the best seat in the house, free food and beer/wine? While I know the players wont look as good as this guy à , this is still the movement.
6PM – Taste of Penn Spectrum: A Celebration of Diversity – Houston Hall, Hall of Flags: 3417 Spruce Street – Another event that WILL FLAP. How could a selection of some of the finest culinary options in Philadelphia for the low low not flap? Do you not like to eat? Do you not like good food? Don’t refuel for the night with Bo Sing or Crown Fried Chicken when you can eat like god/goddess you think you are?
10pm – yPenn Homecoming HighBall – Houston Hall – 3417 Spruce Street – OPEN BAR FOR $10 CASH. STFU and go to the damn party.
1AM – Black Magic: The Young Alumni Highball After Party – 4436 Sansom St. – My young bols Collin and Jeff and my LB Cash are teaming up to throw a late night flow that will be the ultimate FLAP. I personally think this is the way you should end your night. Age appropriate, liquor that is not filled with ridiculous amounts of sugar, not an absolute sweat box, and where little kids are not literally trying to fcuk on the dance floor. #GrownPPLShit”
While other homecomings may be somewhat flappy, or more well known, tell me if your school actually takes care of you like this? Let’s be real breh. Penn >>>>> your school (my safety school)
French Montana unleashes another track from his upcoming Mac & Cheese 3 mixtape in the form of a remix of Meek Mill’s “Young & Gettin It.” The rework also serves as a prelude to Meek Mill’s debut album drop that’s just over a week away. The Bronx rapper lays down a typically unhurried verse filled with references to his multitude of successes in recent months. Listen in on the player below and stay tuned for the full mixtape drop in the next few days.
Luggage and accessories maker Joshu+Vela have just unveiled its latest offering, the Zip Backpack V2. Produced in-house, this simple backpack features a large inner compartment and two small side pockets. The new backpack incorporates a lot of high-end details including a large brass zipper with leather pulls, vegetable tanned leather bottom, solid copper washer rivets and solid brass buckles for the leather shoulder straps. Available in natural and waxed canvas in five different colorways, this handsome pack can be found at Joshu+Vela’s online store with a price of $300 USD.
This Fall, Supreme has joined with The North Face to introduce the Mountain Shell Jacket and the Medium Day Pack Backpack. Custom fit for Supreme, the Mountain Shell Jacket features a water resistant corduroy cotton shell. The Medium Day Pack Backpack features a water resistant corduroy cotton shell with a suede bottom.
All items will be available in three colorways exclusively made for Supreme.
Available in-store in NY, LA, London and online on October 25th.
Available in Japan on October 27th.
Mountain Shell Jacket US Retail $298
Medium Day Pack US Retail $136
“Location, location, location” or so the saying goes, is generally the most important aspect when looking at a new house. With that in mind, the owners of Casa Buchupureo must have really been adamant that they be near water, as the house is situated right on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Designed by the architects Alvaro Ramirez and Clarisa Elton, who happen to live in the house as well, this small cabin forgoes unnecessary luxuries in favor of a spartan interior and that fantastic view. Crafted from local pine, the cabin is composed of two structures linked together with a deck; one structure serves as the bedroom and bathroom while the other serves as a living and dining room with kitchen. Simple in execution and design, this house goes to show that stunning architecture need not be overwrought and expensive.
Source: CTT Madera
Los Angeles artist PUSH recently unveiled his latest body of work titled “In Other Words” at Los Angeles’ Known Gallery. The latest exhibition sees the artist working on canvas, wood and paper, a new medium for the artist. Best known for his graffiti and mural work, the “In Other Words” exhibition showcases the artist’s repeating geometric patchwork filled with bold, vibrant colors and contrasted by his monochromatic pieces. A year in the making, you can catch the latest exhibition from now until November 3 at Known Gallery.
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Photography: Brandon Shigeta/Hypebeast
On the anniversary of Urban Noize‘s Brooklyn.Chicago.London. project, the acclaimed duo have dropped their latest track “THRT (The End).” Fronted by Jay-Z and featuring Adele, this song is based on the recently released Adele track “Skyfall.” Borrowing the instrumentals and some of the vocals from Adele’s track, Jay-Z spits a few verses on this laidback new song. Have a listen and let us know what you think below.
In celebration of Yayoi Kusama‘s collection for Louis Vuitton, the brand has released this video of the iconic artist hard at work. Titled “100 Paintings” the video showcases the artist as she paints in her signature style. A riot of bright colors and repeating patterns, the artist’s paintings reflect the inner workings of an often anguished creative genius. Check the video for a look at Kusama’s painting process as well as the 100 pieces she amassed for the shoot.
With his album Les Is More now available, singer turned rapper, Ryan Leslie shares not one, but two new videos. Giving fans visual takes of his singles “Maybachs & Diamonds” and “Swiss Francs,” R. Les delivers both clips in black and white, showcasing his lavish lifestyle. Check out both offerings down below and be sure to go and purchase Les Is More now off iTunes by clicking here.
Mimicking the designs of its recent Street Fighter and ONE PIECE collaborative ranges, BAPE teams with Transformers Prime to release a capsule collection of graphic-adorning T-shirts. Based on the Transformers toy franchise by Hasbro, the series brings to life both the Decepticons and Autobots on six exclusive tops. The Transformers Prime x BAPE Capsule Collection will be available October 27, 2012 at select stockists.
For his Unframed Project where he manipulates the context of archival images, photographer JR presents a look at his “I Am a Man” mural in Washington, D.C. In this piece the French activist brings to life a photo of Ernest Withers during the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers strike and pasted it up on the same corner in Washington where riots exploded following the assassination of Martin Luther King. For a more in depth explanation to the series visit The Washington Post here.
Source: Arrested Motion