Thom Browne 2015 Spring Lookbook

Renowned New York-based designer Thom Browne has unveiled his upcoming Spring 2015 collection ahead of its debut next year. An apt follow-up to this season’s release, next year’s pieces once again look to showcase Browne hallmarks like seemingly shrunken suiting while also incorporating new sculpted and quilted motifs along with stripes, florals, plaids, and more. Look for Browne’s latest playful takes on contemporary suiting and summertime garb to hit select stockists in the early part of next year.

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Jeezy Murder & Gun Charges Dropped

Snow Victory. You can’t charge Da Snowman. All charges filed against Jeezy and his associates this summer were recently dismissed. In August, Eric Johnson was fatally shot backstage at Wiz and Jeezy’s concert in California. Sources say the weapon found on Jeezy’s tour bus was inspected and cleared by authorities days before the arrest. After spending four days in jail and posting $1 million bond, Jeezy says he relieved it’s all over. “I pray this had nothing to do with […]

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Dr. Dre Tops Forbes’ “Highest-Paid Musicians of 2014″ List

Dr. Dre certainly has enough reasons to smile; in the ballpark of a few hundred million reasons. Dre reportedly took away $620m from the sale of Beats Music, which was snatched up by Apple for $3Bn, placing real-named Andre Romelle Young at…

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Diplo, Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij Turn Ty Dolla $ign’s “Stand For” Into New Song “Long Way Home”

Diplo, Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste, Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij Turn Ty Dolla $ign's "Stand For" Into New Song "Long Way Home"

Diplo, Grizzly Bear‘s Ed Droste, and Vampire Weekend‘s Rostam Batmanglij have teamed up to remix Ty Dolla $ign‘s "Stand For" into a new song they’re calling "Long Way Home". It replaces Ty Dolla $ign’s raps with new vocals. The original song was co-produced by Diplo and DJ Dahi. As Diplo wrote on his Soundcloud (and quickly took down), "its about time that indie rock acts started to co-opt rap beats!"

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Undefeated x Mr. Cartoon “Holiday Homies Pt. II” Tee and Billboard

Undefeated teams up with tattoo and graffiti artist Mr. Cartoon on the “Holiday Homies Pt. II” illustration which appears on both a T-shirt and billboard just ahead of the holiday rush. The long sleeve tee’s artwork comes from Los…

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James Blake – 200 Press (EP)

After premiering the track during his own BBC Radio 1 residency back in August, James Blake has officially dropped the "200 Press" by way of an EP that goes by the same title. Kicking off with the title track, the four-track 200 Press also includes the cuts "Building It Still" and "Words That We Both Know." The draw here, however, is undoubtedly the second track — what appears to be a completely brand new piece dubbed "200 Pressure." Check out the entirety of the 200 Press EP below and head on over to HYPETRAK for more James Blake news.

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Benny Gold Featured Photographer Lookbook Series with Amber Asaly

In a new effort to shed new light on upcoming talent in photography, San Francisco clothing label Benny Gold has started the Featured Photographer Lookbook Series to exhibit the unique styles of each photographer in the context of a lookbook depicting highlights from its latest collections. In this inaugural installment, LA-based photographer Amber Asaly shoots pieces such as the Out Here puffer vest, XVI Script tee and Smith shirt jacket in her signature choice of unedited 35mm film, a medium which conveys an authenticity and raw character that is hard to find in digital photography. Head over to the Benny Gold website to shop the looks above.

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You can now create playlists using SoundCloud’s iOS app

SoundCloud’s online streaming platform has been accessible from iOS devices for some time now, and earlier this year it got an update designed to get users to listen to more music. Today, it’s getting another update with the same goal in mind: playlist creation on iPhone, with the feature to follow on iPad next year. Just like on desktop, adding a song to a new or existing playlist is simple – just tap the + button and select which playlist in your Collection you want to use. By default, created playlists are marked as private, but if you want them…

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Snoop Dogg And Marc Andreessen Backed This No-Fee Trading App Launching Today

Robinhood brokerage app

It’s sleek. It’s easy to use. It’s designed to give first time, small-scale investors a leg up on Wall Street hotshots.

And it just launched today.

Robinhood, a zero-commission brokerage app available for free download on Apple’s App Store this morning, is unlike any existing stock market app.

For starters, it’s mobile first. That has allowed the company to rethink traditional brokerage cost structures. With no human traders to pay  or ancient infrastructure running the trades they’re able to cut out those overhead costs.

As a result, Robinhood doesn’t charge a commission for standard trades, nor do they require any minimum deposits.

"Imagine you’re a first time investor in your early 20s. You have a few hundred dollars – maybe a thousand dollars – to put in the market. You want to learn how it works. Seven to ten dollars eats into that quite a bit," said co-founder Vladimir Tenev.

That’s the going rate for most other apps. But Tenev and co-founder Baiju Bhatt think the $7-$10 fee is prohibitive to younger, smaller-scale investors.

Their "freemium" model allows customers to buy and sell U.S.-listed stocks and ETFs, place market orders and limit orders, track data in real-time, and customize watchlists for free. They will, however, charge customers for premium services like margin lending.

Robinhood cofounders Bhatt and TenevThe co-founders were inspired to "democratize access to the financial markets" by the 2011 Occupy Wall Street movement, in which protestors, upset about large bank bailouts, occupied Zuccotti Park and other financial districts for months, denouncing Wall Street and the government’s leniency toward bankers.

At the time, Bhatt, now 29, and Tenev, 27, had just built their first finance start-up, an equities trading software company based out of California. They saw their institutional customers placing trades at no cost, and wanted to help everyday customers do the same.

"We kind of asked ourselves, ‘Could we do something bigger than this? Couldn’t we try to do something a little better than this?’ said Bhatt.

Tenev and Bhatt, former roommates who met while studying Physics at Stanford, used their new finance experience and their tech backgrounds to build Robinhood.

With it, they hope to inspire a new wave of investors.

In the 12 months since Robinhood was first announced, nearly 500,000 people have joined a waitlist to download the app. Nearly all of those people are in their twenties, and the co-founders know that most of them won’t be coughing up for its premium features.

But they’re okay with that. 

"It’s true that a 20-something is going to have less funds than a 50-year-old, but they’ll become a 50-year-old at some point," said Tenev. He and Bhatt are confident they will still be there when that happens.

Robinhood’s angel investors are confident too. The company has raised $16 million from an array of investors, including Snoop Dogg, Jared Leto, and Andreessen Horowitz to name a few.

"It’s really, really, important that this country as a whole trusts its financial system," said Bhatt. "I think it’s really important that there actually is a company that thinks like that."

Though the app rolls out on iPhone first, they plan to expand to Android and web as soon as possible.

Robinhood only takes a few minutes to download and set up. Here’s what that process looks like:

Robinhood app set-up

Check out the the app’s pretty layout. This is where you’ll need to enter your invite code. (They’re being sent out in chronological order to each person on the waitlist.)

Once you log in, you can link your bank account and transfer funds to your Robinhood account by selecting your bank and entering your online banking password.

Robinhood app set-up

You’ll need to answer a few personal questions:

Robinhood app set-up

Then you’re pretty much set to go.

But before you can begin trading, you’ll need to wait for your information to clear and your bank transfer to go through:

Robinhood app set-up

But in the meantime, you can build a stock watchlist and start playing around with the app:

Robinhood app set-up
Then, trade away.

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