Journal Standard x Converse Japan 2015 Spring Jack Purcell

Journal Standard has linked up with Converse’s Japanese imprint this spring to introduce a unique take on the timeless Jack Purcell. Essentially a hybrid silhouette that couples a classic deck shoe with the Purcell’s own design cues, the footwear ditches the JP’s original rubber toe cap and pairs a reworked upper with the tennis signature’s usual white rubber foxing, non-slip outsole, and signature blue "smile." Available in white, navy, and black and finished with contrasting white stitching and matching laces, the collaborative Jack Purcells will be available for ¥8,500 JPY (approximately $71 USD) per pair at style-cruise.jp and ZOZOTOWN beginning this Friday, February 27.

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Nike LeBron 12 Low “LeBronold Palmer”

After first surfacing during this year’s NBA All-Star Game practices, LeBron James’ "LeBronold Palmer" edition of the brand new low-top take on the Nike LeBron 12 is set to hit retail early next month. First employed by the low-top LeBron 9 a few years back, the "LeBronold Palmer" motif pays homage to golf great Arnold Palmer while also existing as the perfect nod to summer thanks to what is essentially a classic palm tree-laden Hawaiian print. As far as the silhouette itself goes, the latest LeBron follows the same path as past low-top versions of James’ signatures and, in this case, retains the design’s hexagonal Zoom cushioning, pairing the cushioning tech with a visible Max Air unit in the heel.
Retailing for $200 USD, the very first colorway of the LeBron 12 Low is due out March 1 at select Nike Basketball stockists.

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A$AP Ferg – Dope Walk

Just a week after A$AP Ferg shared a video for "Doe-Active," the fast-rapping A$AP rapper revisits the Ferg Forever project for a new video starring Cara Delevingne. "Dope Walk" is the latest song from Ferg’s 2014 mixtape to receive the visual treatment, and serves as the second song off the project to receive a video. MattContinue Reading

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New Balance 990 “Distinct Weekender”

No stranger to flaunting a premium construction, the New Balance 990 is currently available at select retailers in its “Distinct Weekender” makeup. Utilizing a deep shade of blue about its suede and mesh upper, rich Horween leather ups the silhouette’s plush profile. Capped off with shades of tan, ruby, and white finishing off the look, […]

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Philly Emcee Chill Moody Hits The TLA With #30IsTheNew30 – Saturday, March 7

West Philadelphia emcee Chill Moody is turning 30 and he’s inviting the whole city to come and celebrate on March 7 at Sou Street hotspot, The TLA. Like every Chill Moody venture, this blowout bash will be a full on experience — complete with performances, food, and plenty of live Philly music, of course.

Chill’s birthday concert is going to be full can’t-miss performances by rising stars including Beano, Ol’ Souls, Jacqueline Constance, DJ Ricochet, Kid Felix and more. Though every TLA concert is an unforgettable experience, you can take your experience to the next level with a VIP pass. VIP ticket holders will be able to enjoy private balcony seating, catering by Drunken Sushi, a private bar, an early-entry meet-and-greet with Chill, and a gift bag!

The evening will of course be topped off with a headlining performance by the birthday boy — Mr. Chill Moody. If you’ve ever been to one of Chill’s live shows, then you already know to expect a few surprises and an infectious, musically-charged, high-energy performance by Chill. The show has major partners including Philly’s one-stop-shop for authentic and fashionable sporting apparel, Mitchell & Ness and Wired 96.5 Philly.

One of the most influential artists in the city, Chill Moody has been making major waves as usual. From his Phirst Tuesdays open mic series to interviews with All Def Digital and performing, he is showing independent artists how to move like they have a major label deal.

It’s only appropriate that Moody would celebrate where he is most comfortable – the stage. So make sure to grab your tickets early as they are sure to go fast. For the release of his RFM LP, Chill sold out the 800 seat venue, quickly. So, don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Chill Moody’s 30th Birthday Bash" #30IsTheNew30
When: Saturday, March 7, 9 p.m.
Where: The TLA, 334 South Street
Cost: $25 GA, $40 VIP
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Watch our exlcusive recap of Chill Moody’s Who Do You Love… More? release party, below.

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Big Sean Talks Detroit, ‘Dark Sky Paradise’ & More with ‘GQ’

Fresh off the release of his latest LP, rapper Big Sean sat down with GQ for a lengthy interview. Here, the Detroit native discuss his new album, Dark Sky Paradise, working with Kanye West, romance, family, his hometown and more. Check out excerpts from the interview below while the piece can be read in its entirety over at GQ. Big Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise is available now and can be downloaded via iTunes.
What does the title Dark Sky Paradise mean to you?
It means a lot. First of all it is darker than any album I’ve ever done. And I went through some dark times just like we all do, with relationships, personal relationships, romantic relationships, creatively. I feel like I had to dig myself out of a hole creatively and bounce back hard.
So I built a recording studio in my house. I had Kanye and a lot of other people come through. It enabled me to live the music out. Almost every feature and producer came through, and we recorded it mostly at night. But throughout all of it, despite all the dark and crazy times I’ve been through, I still feel this is paradise. I’ve come a long way from that two family flat, and spending my last 40 dollars on studio sessions. That title means a lot to me, and once you hear the album you’ll understand it even more.
The music you’ve put out since late last year sounds like you have less to prove now.
I feel like this time, I wasn’t worried about what anyone was telling me, no record labels in my ear telling me about a radio song or nothing like that. I just went in and did it exactly how I wanted to, and I’m proud of that. Whether it’s my biggest album or whatever, I’m just proud of that. I built my studio, recorded the whole thing at my house, I’ve got my grandma’s voice on there and she just passed, I got my dad talking on there. This album is really my heart. I see people now talking about the leak, and the feedback has been good. I just hope people god damn support it [laughs]. We put a lot of work in to it.

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Blood, Cyborgs and Threesomes: The Power Rangers Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

You read that title correctly. With the help of Director Joseph Kahn, Executive Producer Adi Shankar and actor James Van Der Beek, the mighty morphing Power Rangers are reimagined as adults, for adults. In a video confession, Shankar talks about his inspiration for the 14-minute featurette, stating " I eventually came to the realization that high school kids weaponized to fight an intergalactic threat would turn those kids into some seriously disturbed adults." Although this is not intended to be a pitch of any kind, we’ve got to admit, it would be quite awesome to see an R-rated Power Rangers movie.

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Meek Mill Will Be Joining Nicki Minaj On “The Pinkprint Tour”

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The couple that everyone’s talking about just threw your Tuesday into shambles.

Nicki Minaj has announced that she will be taking her boyfriend, Meek Mill, on the United States leg of The Pinkprint Tour. The bulletin was sneakily added at the end of a particularly long Instagram post.

“#ThePinkprintTOUR comes to America this summer with @meekmill and MORE! Can’t wait to unveil the rest of the line up! Loveeeee

This would be one of many collaborations between the two since going public with their relationship; one being a joint hosting gig during NBA All-Star weekend as well as another appearance in Charlotte, NC, slated for later this month. Nicki also collaborated with Meek on the tracks “Big Daddy” and “Buy a Heart” for her album, The Pinkprint.

Here’s hoping we get treated to one epic screaming match of the sexes. Check out the original Instagram post below now!


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Brixton 2015 Spring Lookbook

Brixton’s Spring 2015 collection just became available, and in conjunction the West Coast brand has released a new lookbook and video. Founded in 2004 by three friends who wanted to convey their love for music, culture, and the people who surround them through lifestyle products, Brixton again sticks close to its roots for this latest campaign. Apparel items exhibit effortless California cool in the form of easy-to-wear button ups, T-shirts, trunks, and chinos, and are complemented by an extensive range of headwear choices. Featured in the seasonal video is OC-based rock band The Rooms, who are seen lounging and rocking out in select items from the collection. Check out the video and lookbook here, and visit Brixton’s website to shop the Spring 2015 collection.

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iLoveMakonnen Announces First Headlining Tour

iLoveMakonnen Announces First Headlining Tour

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iLoveMakonnen has announced the "Loudest of the Loud Tour", his first ever headlining tour of the United States. The dates will take him across the country (and eventually lead to an appearance at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival) and will feature "special guests". Find the dates below. He’s also set for many international festival dates.

Yesterday, DJ Carnage shared a new track called "I Like Tuh", which is a collaboration with iLoveMakonnen.

Read our Rising interview with iLoveMakonnen. 

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03-11 Miami Beach, FL – Liv @ Fontainebleau
03-14 New Orleans, LA – Baku Music and Arts Project
03-15 Champaign, IL – University of Illinois
03-17 Tempe, AZ – Relentless Beats
04-18 Athens, OH – The Venue
04-28 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
04-29 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
05-01 Washington, D.C. – Howard Theatre
05-02 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
05-03 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
05-04 Millvalle, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
05-07 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
05-08 Detroit, MI – The Shelter
05-09 Chicago, IL – Metro
05-12 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
05-14 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
05-15 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
05-16 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
05-23 Rome, GA – Counter Point Music & Arts Festival
05-24 Boston, MA – Boston Calling
06-07 Houston, TX – Free Press Summer Fest
06-27 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival 2015
06-28 Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter Festival Park
07-03 London, England – Wireless Festival 2015
07-04 Belfort, France – Les Eurockeenes de Belfort
07-07 Paris, France – Le Trianon
 07-08 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso Grote Zaal
07-09 Frauenfeld, Switzerland – Openair Frauenfeld
07-10 Grafenhainichen, Germany – Splash Festival
07-17 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
07-18 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
08-11 Oslo, Norway – Oya Festival 2015
08-15 Helsinki, Finland – Flow Festival

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Rihanna – Towards The Sun

Not only is Rihanna starring as main character Tip in DreamWorks’ upcoming 3D film Home, but the Barbadian artist has also been tapped to curate the film’s accompanying soundtrack. Now we have the first taste of what to expect from the partnership with the release of the track "Towards The Sun." Premiered by BBC Radio 1, the anthemic single is said to be just one of RiRi’s original contributions to the film’s soundtrack while new music from the likes of Charli XCX, Jennifer Lopez, and Kiesza will round out the tracklist. Home hits theaters March 27 while the soundtrack will see a March 17 release.

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