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Nike Air Max Day is officially on March 26, but Nike has chosen to expand the celebration this year by holding a multi-city convention in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Air Max enthusiasts from all over are convening to celebrate and learn the heritage, design and innovation history of the famous Nike Air Unit. […]
The strongest, most stable training shoe, the Metcon 2 gets a new spring look via a pink and purple outsole inspired by Rory McIlroy’s training journey and the bloom of springtime azaleas.
Phife Dawg, one of the co-founders of A Tribe Called Quest, has died, Rolling Stone reports. He was 45. While his cause of death is currently unknown, the rapper had health struggles for years. He was diagnosed with diabetes in 1990 and received a kidney transplant in 2008. Hip-hop producer Statik Selektah confirmed the news last night via Twitter.
Born Malik Taylor, Phife grew up in Queens with Q-Tip. Together with Ali Shaheed Muhammad, they formed A Tribe Called Quest in 1988. Their first recording, "Description of a Fool" was released in 1989. They were signed to Jive that year, and in 1990, they released their excellent debut album People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. The next year, they released another classic, The Low End Theory. They released three more LPs—1993’s Midnight Marauders, 1996’s Beats, Rhymes and Life, and 1998’s The Love Movement—before splitting up. Beginning in 2006, the group reunited off and on over the years. When it was announced that they’d perform with Kanye West in 2013, Q-Tip called those the final Tribe shows. They performed one last time in 2015 on "The Tonight Show" with the Roots.
Phife released one solo album, 2000’s Ventilation: Da LP, which featured production from J Dilla, Pete Rock, and others. He appeared on several other artist’s tracks. He was a huge sports fan, which he frequently referenced in his lyrics.
One of SBTRKT’s best releases in a long time.
Celebrating 20 years of a classic model to the tune of 500 pairs, the Packer x New Balance MT580 “Pine Barrens” may be limited, but it’s still built for the outdoors. Inspired by the New Jersey Pine Barrens forest and the urban legend of the New Jersey Devil, these dark and murky MT580s are full of depth as they pack the likes of premium suede and ballistic mesh. Set to release on March 25th in-store and online at Packer Shoes, check out the hi-res shots below.
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Is the Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit the best summer sneaker of the year? Ask a million people and the answer may vary each time. Either way, this unique union of the Bruce Kilgore designed hoops shoe and Flyknit construction is special, and this new women’s colorway further nails that notion home.
Shining by way of multicolor Flyknit construction encapsulated by a white midsole, matching lace collar and heel alongside a partially translucent outer, this Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit Low may be the best one yet.
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Nike is making some big changes to the Nike Air Max 95 this year. That said, today we take a first look at the Nike Air Max 95 Empire. And at first look, the shoe is, well, interesting.
While base construction clearly bears resemblance to the original model, everything else has been rearranged, repurposed and juxtaposed wildly. The high-cut model isn’t specific to a gender at this time, meaning we don’t know if it’s a men’s or women’s release, or both.
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Today, Nike Basketball begins the grand finale of Kobe Bryant‘s retirement tour with the “Black Mamba” Pack, also known as the “Fade to Black” Collection. Cool in concept, the tonal takes on the strongest silos worn by Bean as a supporter of the Swoosh are nice, but with retirement comes retros and we have some other makeups in mind.
In that spirit, we present our picks for a “Greatest Hits” Pack.
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Major Interviewhttps://youtu.be/Q7FqeqTpeRo Now that Nardwuar has recovered from heart surgery, he returned to SXSW last week. In his first batch of interviews, he chopped up with the Snapchat’s favorite user, DJ Khaled. Of course, the Human Serviette came with a bag of goodies.
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In a short three-and-a-half years, Raf Simons was able to deconstruct and then renew the feeling of Dior in its entirety, aging out ceremony while energizing the marque with an artistic rebellion that took the form of new-age luxury with a sci-fi slant, and – the Belgian designer’s most powerful material – emotion. Under his creative […]
Supreme’s forthcoming Air Max 98 is probably the worst-kept secret in streetwear right now, with a steady stream of leaks trickling across the internet for the past few months. While we’ve known the silhouette will be available in black, we’ve yet to see quality images of the makeup – until now. Black in its entirety, […]
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The funding will help Spirited Media launch in new markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The A Capella version of her new album’s title track.