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Chapman Brothers for Supreme Skate Decks

Supreme enlists English visual artists, Jake Chapman and Dinos Chapman — otherwise known as the Chapman Brothers to create a new set of Supreme Skating Decks.

Jake Chapman, born 1966, and Dinos Chapman, born 1962, are English visual artists, commonly known as the Chapman Brothers. Since 1991 they have been working together as a collaborative sibling duo. Both studied together at the Royal College of Art, during which time they worked as assistants to the renowned artistic duo of Gilbert & George.

The Chapman Brothers are a part of the Young British Artists movement of the 1990’s along with Damien Hirst, Chris Ofili, and Tracey Emin, among others, and were participants in the two major internationally acclaimed surveys of the movement Brilliant! and Sensation. Their work is known to be offensive, vulgar, and often controversial. In past works the brothers have appropriated original watercolor paintings of Adolf Hitler’s, as well as a pristine collection of Francisco Goya’s etchings, which they defaced. Their work has also featured decapitated and mutilated bodies, as well as pornographic themes, nazism, death, sex, religion, and commercialism.  The Chapman Brothers were nominated in 2003 for the Prestigious Turner Prize and are both respected and revered as two of the most influential artists of our time.

Supreme will release a special collection of five custom, limited edition skate decks that feature the Chapman Brothers’ works. The collection will be made available via the New York, Los Angeles, London and online flagships beginning October 11 while Japan locations will see a release on October 13.

Coldplay – Hurts Like Heaven

Coldplay will release Live 2012, the band’s first concert film / live album for nine years, on November 19 which documents their phenomenal Mylo Xyloto world tour. A new track and video is been released in advance of the album entitled “Hurts Like Heaven.” The track also serves as the fifth single of their current offering Mylo Xyloto. The video comes presented in a comic book format. Recounting the story of two lovers on an alien planet who rebel against a dictatorship, the clip also supports Coldplay’s upcoming comic series about a character named Mylo Xyloto, who is “a young Silencer on the front lines of a war against sound and colour in the world of Silencia.” Copies of the first issue were made available at San Diego Comic-Con International back in July, but are scheduled to hit stands in February 2013.

H&M 2012 Fall/Winter “Alter Ego” Video Starring Joel Kinnaman

H&M enlists director Jonas Åkerlund and actor Joel Kinnaman to create an interesting take on the brand’s lookbook for Fall/Winter 2012 entitled “Alter Ego.” The video tells the story of a man trying to find himself on a solemn, rainy night in London. Ultimately, he discovers that he can be whoever he wants at any given moment, and the video comments on male self-perception. Smartly worked and crafted, the video showcases this season’s latest through ostensibly candid shots of Kinnaman.

Zedd featuring Lady Gaga – Stache

Lady Gaga had her Little Monsters out on a music scavenger hun, which resulted in the winner finding Zedd‘s track “Stache,” which features vocals from Lady Gaga.. The single is featured on Zedd’s latest album Clarity . Stream the track down below or grab the download by clicking here. Clarity is available on iTunes now, and you can grab a copy by visiting here.

THEESatisfaction – THEESatisfaction Loves Anita Baker EP

THEESatisfaction is a duo consisting of  Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White. Here the pair from Seattle release a new five-track EP titled THEESatisfaction Loves Anita aker. The EP serves as a tribute to the R&B singer, as the two draw inspiration from a few Baker classics. Stream the EP down below, or download it for free by visiting THEESatisfaction’s Bandcamp page.

Jay-Z will release a ‘Live In Brooklyn’ EP

Tonight marks the eighth and final performance from Jay-Z at this newly open Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Jay-z is giving fans the chance to forever enjoy the experience in the form of his upcoming Live In Brooklyn EP.

To commemorate the closing night of his historic sold-out 8 (eight) show run opening Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, JAY Z is releasing “LIVE IN BROOKLYN,” a live 8 (eight) song audio /visual optic EP. “LIVE IN BROOKLYN,” filmed and recorded during the Saturday, October 6th concert will be available Tuesday, October 9, 2012 exclusively on iTunes.

Live In Brooklyn is currently available for pre-orders, which you can grab by clicking here.

Source: Jay-Z

Dr. Dre Presents: Kendrick Lamar (‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ Commercial)

Dr. Dre is featured in this commercial promoting Compton emcee Kendrick Lamar’s upcoming debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city. The commercial does not hide the fact that Dre has gone on to validate some of biggest names in hip-hop prior to their mainstream success, and expects the same for latest addition to Aftermath. good kid, m.A.A.d city drops on October 22 and you can place your pre-orders now by clicking here.

K’NAAN – Gold in Timbuktu

K’NAAN is hard at work preparing hisupcoming album Country, God or The Girl, and now shares a brand new single from the LP titled “Gold in Timbuktu.” Stream the single down below and be sure to grab Country, God or The Girl when it hits shelves on October 16. For more information on the album be sure visit K’NAAN’s personal website by clicking here.

araabMUZIK – Runway Bass

araabMUZIK releases a new instrumental offering, titled “Runway Bass.” Of course the track comes featuring a heavy-hitting bass piece and filled with ear-busting affects, notably highlighted by a can’t-miss wobble, leaving the piece with more of an EDM feel. Wonder how many rappers will hop on this one.

Christian Louboutin 2012 Fall/Winter Leopard Rantus Orlato Flat

Have an extra $1,295 to spend? Then you should certainly get these Christian Louboutin timeless Rantus Orlato Flat sneakers for Fall/Winter 2012. This time around, the sneakers come in a high-top featuring a leopard-printed pony hair upper coupled with brown leather piping, matching medial branding patches and white rubber foxing with Louboutin’s signature red outsole. Capped off with natural leather lining and brown laces, the Leopard Rantus Orlato Flat is now available online.

Killer Mike – Reagan

Killer Mike releases releases a new video for his single “Reagan.” Watch below:

Killer Mike is currently on tour with GZA and Sweet Valley. Scroll down to view all of the tour dates.

Tour Dates

w/ Sweet Valley & GZA

10/05/12 – Austin, TX – Mohawk

10/07/12 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

10/08/12 – New Oreleans, LA – Tipitina’s Uptown

10/10/12 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor

10/10/12 – Gambier, OH – The Horn Gallery at Kenyon College

10/11/12 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues

10/12/12 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West

10/13/12 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre

10/14/12 – Wilmington, NC – Brooklyn Arts Center

10/16/12 – Washington, DC – Howard Theater

10/17/12 – Towson, MD – Recher Theatre

10/18/12 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

10/19/12 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

10/20/12 – Philadelphia – Trocadero

10/21/12 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom

10/26/12 – Asheville, NC – Moogfest

11/08/12 – Bloomington, IN – Rhinos

11/09/12 – Columbus, OH – Ace Of Cups

11/12/12 – Athens, OH – Union Bar

11/14/12 – West Chester, PA – The Note

11/16/12 – Northhampton, MA – Pearl Street Nightclub

12/16/12 – Fort Lauderdale, FL- The Celebrity Silhouette

New Balance 1600 Red/Grey

New Balance releases a new colorway of its classic 1600 sneaker coming with a red suede, and grey tones from the toe to the liner to add contrast. A layered “N” logo serves as a reminder of the brand represented, and the ARZORB branding on the heel lets you know you are in for a cushioned ride. The New Balance 1600 Red/Grey is available now at select retailers, including Corporate.