The Jordan Super.Fly 5 provides lightweight responsiveness and ultimate lockdown.
The Jordan Super.Fly 5 provides lightweight responsiveness and ultimate lockdown.
Round of applause for Tyler The Creator. Your boy just took ZAYN‘s slow-burner and “Pillow Talk” and transformed it into a dance-floor ready gem. The Odd Future figurehead shared his take on the chart-topper yesterday in a clip broadcasted from his sleeping quarters (we see you with Madvillain pin-up, Tyler,) basically going through the very motions you’ll experience upon first ear. Lately, music has been taking a bit of a backseat for Tyler’s fashion endeavors (which seem more than promising, by the way,) but he did take the opportunity share a new cut at his recent Golf Wang line’s debut. If you haven’t seen or heard that yet, jump back to get familiar. As far as this new ZAYN remix is concerned, see if you can’t keep yourself to under five straight listens. Hear it below.
Jul 03 @ Gibson – Frankfurt, Germany
Jul 06 @ Lucerna Music Bar – Prague, Czech Republic
Jul 12 @ Carroponte Spazio Mil – Sesto San Giovanni, Italy
Jul 13 @ Laghetto di Villa Ada – Rome, Italy
Aug 25 @ Palladium – Worcester, MA
Aug 26 @ Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
Aug 28 @ Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 02 @ National Western Complex – Denver, CO
Sep 03 @ The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
The post Tyler The Creator’s Remix Of ZAYN’s “Pillow Talk” Will Have You Jumping For Joy appeared first on Okayplayer.
One of the world’s oldest female body builders, Ernestine Shepherd, just gained another year in what she’s called her “long happy journey” of life. Now 80, the fitness trainer, model, competitive body builder, and new author celebrated her June 16 birthday with a Facebook post declaring her continued determination, dedication, and discipline. “I am 80 years young today and I thank God for bringing me this far. I’m still determined, I’m still dedicated and I’m still disciplined to be fit!” Shepherd wrote, inspiring more 18,000 likes of encouragement.
After being named the oldest female body builder by the Guinness Book of World Records in both 2010 and 2011, Shepherd began to publicly share the story of how she came to live a life of tenacity and perseverance beginning at the age of 56. What started as a modest curiosity about working out turned into a life-changing route to happiness once her sister died suddenly from a brain aneurysm, she told HooplaHa. In an attempt to fulfill the fitness goals Shepherd had created with her late sister, she developed a following and a legacy admired by people of all ages.
Shepherd celebrated her current success with the release of her book The “Ageless” Journey of Ernestine Shepherd, in which she writes about the secrets to her health and well-being. The book, which was released earlier this month, details the keys to her motivation, including:
Black Thought and Usher share the stage at Roots Picnic 2016. Photo by Seher Sikandar for Okayplayer.
There’s no summer music festival quite like the one that goes on in the City of Brotherly Love. This year, we had the honor and the pleasure of putting together the 9th Annual Roots Picnic, and the community came through to have a grand ol’ time with The Legendary Roots Crew, their featured guests and, of course, Okayplayer.
The carefully curated lineup had its ups (DMX reuniting with his father) and major-ups (the entire Kaytranada set), yet it was the headlining acts of The Roots and Usher Raymond that made Roots Picnic 2016 into another excellent sonic adventure for audiophiles who attended the Festival Pier event.
Established at the South Stage, the Hardest Working Band in the World took to the crowd, performing a jam session to warm them up for nearly 15 minutes. When Usher joined them, the 37-year-old singer, who also wore a Muhammad Ali t-shirt in honor of the late boxing legend, opened with “Caught Up” before segueing into “U Make Me Wanna.” The Roots would showcase their deep musical knowledge by meticulously crafting the arrangements to bridge old grooves with Usher’s timeless sound.
With an excitement that is sorely missing at other big festivals around the country, The Roots Picnic 2016 had hits, surprises and celebrated grooves that sent shocks-and-awe throughout the festival-goers body. As the night wore on, Usher and the Illadelph band offered soothing tunes, which you can see below, in the form of “Nice & Slow” and “Break You Off.”
Watch the guys show off their expansive catalog by pressing play on the video underneath:
The post Roots Picnic 2016: Watch Usher + The Roots Perform “Nice & Slow” x “Break You Off” appeared first on Okayplayer.
Kanye West has announced he will be going on a ‘THE SAINT PABLO TOUR’ across North America to bring the songs from The Life of Pablo to life. A follow-up to the historic Yeezus tour, the rapper will be kicking off the festivities on August 25 in Indianapolis, before making his way through nearly 40 cities across the U.S. and Canada including New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal and Miami just to name a few. The finale is set to take place in Las Vegas on October 29. Head over to TIDAL for the full tour dates and purchase tickets from livenation.com starting June 18. TIDAL members will be eligible for a special pre-sale beginning on June 16 at 10am local time.
— TIDAL (@TIDALHiFi) June 14, 2016
DQM and Vans have partnered to focus on the early days of skateboarding, presenting their “101’s” collection. The two are taking it back to the ’80s when the sport was still emerging and the coinciding skate fashion was influenced by bright colors, bold fabrics and flashy graphics, in addition to basketball style, sports culture and hip-hop style.
Accordingly, DQM and Vans have worked on the Sk8-Hi Reissue LX, in turn implementing a vintage sports feel characterized by ’80s and ’90s East Coast skateboarding. Available in three colorways, each iteration notes construction from canvas, then featuring a leather Side Stripe and heel, and a nylon tongue. The standout aspect of the sneaker, however, is the addition of a removable, striped ankle strap. DQM branding has then been applied to the footbed and heel tab.
The DQM x Vans Sk8-Hi Reissue LX “101’s” are releasing in men’s and women’s sizes on June 18 at the Vans DQM General in SoHo as well as online.
Earlier this year, DQM and Vans joined forces for “The Halves” monochrome collection featuring the Sk8-Hi LX and Style 36 LX.
Sportswear fans have been buzzing all week with the announcement of a return collaboration between adidas Originals and Palace Skateboards. The two brands have been teasing an incredibly comprehensive collection, one that refocuses their aesthetic into something more tactile than conceptual. And after unveiling the entirety of the first drop of their SS16 line, it seems they have made good on their promises.
The apparel is a spread of streetwear essentials, with everything from hydrophilic tracksuits to track shorts to tops embellished with instantly familiar football-inspired designs. The collection also includes a smattering of practical summer accessories, such as a towel, a gym sack and, naturally, a cap. The sneakers included in the line mark a return of the Palace Pro and the Palace Pro Primeknit from their previous collaborative efforts, executed in fresh new colorways.
adidas Originals by Palace goes on sale this Saturday, May 21 at select retailers and online.
In other adidas news, check out the newly launched Ultra Boost Uncaged sneaker in a black colorway.
Ahead of the year’s key football moments, Nike Football unveils a vibrant pack that debuts the new Mercurial.
This weekend Jordan Brand releases another premium edition of the Air Jordan 4, a variation dressed in a luxe reptilian upper alongside metal hardware. Aptly titled the Air Jordan 4 Pinnacle “Snakeskin” edition, Light Bone, Pure Platinum and Wolf Grey cascade across the late ’80s silhouette masterfully reshaping the sporting shoe into a luxurious statement […]
via Nice Kicks
The third installment of the KOBE 11 Muse Pack is designed by NIKE, Inc. President & CEO Mark Parker, with inspiration from the Black Mamba snake.
Nike announces a new 3D-printing partnership with HP designed to accelerate the scale and speed of the company’s innovation processes.
Sure, summer officially begins on June 20—but it’s safe to say that Justin Timberlake kicked things off early with the release of his catchy single "Can’t Stop the Feeling" (which is off the Trolls soundtrack). The song is already number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and it doesn’t show signs of budging any time soon—proof that this is a strong contender for Song of the Summer.
The music landscape is slowly moving toward a complete shift from tangible ownership to streaming as solidified by Apple’s “aggressive, two-year termination timetable” as it relates to their once game-changing service, iTunes.
A further signal of the changing of the times comes with the anmouncedment that Chance The Rapper’s well-received mixtape, Coloring Book, will be the first project to chart in the top 10 on Billboard based solely on streams alone.
While many will be quick to mention that Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo faced similar streaming success thanks to over 400 million plays, that project was deemed to have moved “tangible units” and Billboard figured that into their metrics (although that is debatable), while Chance’s project comes with a “free” tag despite a person needing to sigh up for Apple Music to legally have a listen.
According to Hits Daily Double, “Chance The Rapper’s star-studded mixtape, Coloring Book, will debut with an album equivalent of 40-50k, enough for a Top 10 bow, on the wings of a splashy Apple exclusive. This is the first time an album has charted with only streaming numbers.”
Worn in the early 2000’s by Carmelo Anthony during his days in Denver, the Air Jordan 12 “Melo” returns next weekend exclusively in grade school sizing. As unfortunate as that may be from a sizing standpoint, we’re optimistic that there will be more of these releases in the future with full sizing options. For now, […]
via Nice Kicks
Following the successful unveiling of its Eco-friendly “Responsibili-Tees” collection, American outdoor clothing company Patagonia has unveiled its latest capsule collection in memory of the hugely famous, former world surfing champion Rell Sunn. Largely remembered as the “Queen of Makaha,” Patagonia has used Rell Sunn’s favorite 1994 Tirifu patterning and translated it across three different colored shirts. With each piece constructed from a pure, organic cotton and the inclusion of high quality buttoning, Patagonia’s latest capsule collection references years of traditional Aloha shirt culture. More information is now readily available on the brand’s Japanese website.
The Nike Flyknit Racer returns in a rainbow colorway, highlighting the transformative technology’s ability to weave together several hues into a virtually seamless, incredibly lightweight upper.
McCutchen’s Nike Air Swingman Legend black and yellow cleats reflect his bold, focused mindset.
The São Paulo club will debut its new home kit at the the Brasilian National Championships.
This KD8 NIKEiD shoe, specially designed for Stewart, showcases her new team colors.