We passed the news that Pigalle would be collaborating with Nike on a new collection and now there is a preview of the collection here. The collection is a very basketball-inspired capsule including apparel, equipment and footwear, as well as two pairs of Air Force 1 silhouettes, one High and one Low, both of which appear to be tastefully worn down from extensive outdoor play.
Pigalle’s Creative Director Stephane Ashpool sat down with DAZED Digital to talk about his love for the game of basketball, working with Nike in the past and how their latest endeavor came about. After checking out the full interview here.
How did you got into basketball?
Basketball entered in my life when I was five years old, at primary school. There was just one basket, with a soccer game happening underneath it. I just took a ball and ran with it, and played for about 10 years for the Paris team, at the highest level. Though I didn’t want to join the NBA since I was 16, and I decided to concentrate on the studio since my early 20s, I still play all the time, every Saturdays and Sunday.
Basketball is a very stylish sport.
It is the most stylish sport, because it was always mixed up with the whole hip-hop culture. It’s a game that you play quite fast, you have momentum, your body’s quite open and you jump and run. Mixing this with the clothes and the music together, it gives something very interesting, definitely.
What can you tell me about community cohesion and multiculturalism?
Stéphane: Basketball is a free sport and sport is free in general. As soon as you have a ball you can play with us, you are in control and your skin colour doesn’t matter, and all those clichés. But those clichés are quite true actually when it come to sport. I was living quite a street type of life, but at the same time I had my parents who were artists and living surrounded by these amazing crazy stylish gay people so I am born into this different melting pot of ethnicity and culture: it’s really something I live for! I just answered that in rather a large way, but then again, I can speak about basketball in a large way.
After assisting Pharrell Williams releases a new single “Here” which will be featured on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack, available April 22. This follows his assistance Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar on “It’s On Again.” Stream the track above.
The Roots release the artwork for their upcoming album …and then you shoot your cousin, which will arrive via Def Jam on May 13th. The cover for the album features a mixed media collage entitled “Pittsburgh Memory” by late New York artist Romare Bearden.
Black Thought has told XXL that the piece will follow a similar conceptual approach like their 2011 offering undun.
“It’s another concept album in the spirit of undun. but it’s not just about just one kind of character, we create quite a few different characters in this record. It’s satire, but in that satire it’s an analysis of some of the stereotypes perpetuated in not only the hip-hop community, but in the community. I don’t know if that makes any sense.”
Listen to the single from the album “When the People Cheer” here.
The Roots have also unveiled the album’s various deluxe bundles and packages. In addition to the album on CD, mp3, or vinyl, other goodies include t-shirts, signed posters, and photo booklets, among others. Pre-orders are now ongoing.
Nas releases IllmaticXX today to mark the 20th anniversary edition of his 1994 debut classic, Illmatic. The re-release of the album includes exclusive remixes and the 10 original songs from the album. The album is available now through iTunes. Listen to the new tracks from the album below:
1. “I’m A Villain” (Unreleased)
2. “The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show on WKCR October 28, 1993″ (Unreleased Freestyle)
3. “Halftime” (Butcher Remix)
4. “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” (Remix)
5. “One Love” (LG Main Mix)
6. “Life’s A Bitch” (Arsenal Mix)
7. “One Love” (One L Main Mix)
8. “The World Is Yours” (Tip Mix)
9. “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” (The Stink Mix)
10. “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” (The Laidback Remix)
Once again, its time for booty shorts, tank tops and the official kick-off to the summer; The La-Tex Crawfish Boil. We’re boiling over 400 pounds of live crawfish, enjoying Hand Grenades, and dancing to southern classics brought to you by DJ Square Biz. This year we’re headed to ATL too.
Featuring DJ Square Biz
$20 Early Bird Special
NYC Tickets Available HERE: http://bit.ly/NYC_Crawfish
Jhene Aiko releases the video for her single “Comfort Inn Ending” which see’s her taking out her full wrath out on a partner. The track is off her Sail Out EP. Watch below
Eastbay will have a massive Air Jordan restock on April 19th, 2014 for all fans of the brand Michael Jordan built. The restock will include the following:
- Air Jordan 1 “Black/Metallic Gold”
- Air Jordan 1 “Bred”
- Air Jordan 3Lab5 releases
- Air Jordan 4 “Toro”,
- Both the black and white “Grape” Jordan 5s
- “Bel Air” Jordan 5s
- Gamma Blue 11s
- and much much more.
Make sure you are on Eastbay on April 19th, 2014 at 8:00 AM EST to cop.
Watch SZA’s latest video for “Warm Winds” Featuring Isaiah Rashad. EDirected by APLUS Filmz. Get your copy via iTunes now and stream it in full below.
Arcade Fire closed out the first weekend of Coachella on Sunday night with a very rousing performance viewable above. The group performed an 18-song set which saw them support the release of their new LP, Reflektor, with performances of the title track, “Flashbulb Eyes”, “Joan of Arc”, and “Afterlife”.
The Black Keys will release their new album Turn Blue on May 13. Here is one of the tracks from the album here titled “Turn Blue.”
The Black Keys’ new album Turn Blue will be released May 13th. Pre-order the album at http://theblackkeys.com or iTunes and receive the single “Fever” and “Turn Blue” instantly.
Preorder on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/turn-blue/id841098321
Preorder on Amazon: http://smarturl.it/tbktbmp3
Subscribe for more new music: http://bit.ly/XcW3TT
You can watch the trailer for the album Turn Blue below:
What do Shepard Fairey, Cosmo Baker and Union Transfer all have in common? The Mural Arts OFF-THE-WALL BALL fundraiser. Yup, here’s your chance to come party with Philly’s own Cosmo Baker and street art bohemeth Shepard Fairey while they spin tunes at the absolute must-attend after party of The Mural Arts annual Wall Ball Gala
This extraordinary event will take place from 9:30-12:00am Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Union Transfer and will be hosted by Mural Arts’ Young Friends Collective.
Tickets are $35 and include a drink ticket and light bites throughout the night.
All proceeds from this year’s OFF-THE-WALL BALL fundraiser will
go directly to Philadelphia’s First International Street Art Exhibition in 2015.
Tickets $35 Online/$40 Day-of
(includes (1) drink ticket and light bites)
BUY TICKETS HERE
Murals Arts Wall Ball
Thursday, May 29th 2014
Tickets $35 online / $40 day of
(includes (1) drink ticket and light bites)
BUY TICKETS HERE
Today we take a look at the next sneaker to release in the retro 11 look. This time its a low version in a Nightshade dolorway. Take a look at all the photos below.
Released in 1995 and following Michael Jordan’s direction of bringing a “formal look” to the court, the original Air Jordan 11 proved to be one of the most popular Air Jordan shoes of all time. The Air Jordan 11 Retro Low ‘Nightshade’ continues the legacy, with innovative updates. The original patent leather panels get a Snakeskin treatment, contrasting with the black leather/mesh upper and clear outsole with pops of Volt. Available April 19 on Nike.com (8am EDT/5am PDT).
AIR JORDAN 11 RETRO LOW ‘NIGHTSHADE’
LAUNCH: SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014 – 8:00 AM EDT
French brand Pigalle announced today that they have an official collaboration coming with Nike. The plan is to see something later this month but we will see.
Supreme has joined The North Face to introduce The Expedition Coaches Jacket and Expedition Medium Day Pack Backpack.
Custom fit for Supreme, the Expedition Coaches Jacket features a water proof nylon shell with detachable hood. The Expedition Medium Day Pack Backpack features a water resistant poly shell. Both items will be available in four colorways made exclusively for Supreme.
Available in-store NY, LA, London and online April 17th.
Available in Japan on April 19th.
Expedition Coaches Jacket US Retail: $338
Expedition Medium Day Pack Backpack US Retail: $148
“Let’s save these for the playoffs.” – Mr. Westbrook #TailoredForFlight
Watch the latest video from French Montana for the remix to “Paranoid.” The video comes featuring Diddy ,Rick Ross and Jadakiss alongside Coke Boys Records affiliates Lil’ Durk and Chinx Drugz. Watch it above.
The year of Kobe Sneakers continues with a look at this new colorway from the Nike Kobe 9 EM. The release of this sneaker follows the release of last weeks exclusive Nike Kobe Elite Low HTM. Take a look at this colorway version of the EM above which was released at select Euro spots (End Clothing and ATAF among them).
Outkast reunited at Coachella with an hour and a half set that featured 27 songs spanning their entire catalogue. André 3000 and Big Boi also had featured guest appearances from Janelle Monáe, Future, Sleepy Brown, and a cameo tease by Killer Mike. Check it out above.
Skew It on the Bar-B
Da Art of Storytellin’, Part 1
SpottieOttieDopaliscious (with Sleepy Brown)
Bowtie (with Sleepy Brown)
Tightrope (Janelle Monáe cover) (with Janelle Monáe)
Kryptonite (I’m on It) (Purple Ribbon All-Stars cover)
She Lives in My Lap
Behold a Lady
Same Damn Time (with Future)
Ain’t No Way Around It (with Future)
Benz Friends (Whatchutola) (with Future)
Elevators (Me & You)
So Fresh, So Clean (with Sleepy Brown)
The Way You Move (with Sleepy Brown)
Lorde was on hand at Coachella to perform some of her biggest hits, including “Royals”, “Team”, “Tennis Court”, and “Ribs”.
Pharrell was one of the performers at Coachella and went through a 50 minute set that featured the likes of Snoop Dogg (“Drop It Like It’s Hot”), Busta Rhymes and Diddy (“Pass the Courvoisier Part II”), Tyler the Creator (“Lapdance”), Diplo (“Aerosol Can”), Gwen Stefani (“Hollaback Girl”), and Nelly (“Hot in Herre”). Watch the video above with the setlist.
Lose Yourself to Dance
Come Get It Bae
Hot In Here with Nelly
Pass the Courvoisier, Part II [ft. Busta Rhymes & Diddy]
Lapdance [ft. Tyler, the Creator]
She Wants To Move
Drop It Like Its Hot [ft. Snoop Dogg]
Beautiful [ft. Snoop Dogg]
Aeresol Can [ft. Diplo]
Hollaback Girl [ft. Gwen Stefani]