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Friday Notes: Beyonce, KAYTRANADA, New Music Friday and more

Friday Notes: Beyonce, KAYTRANADA, New Music Friday and more

Beyonce Checks-In With Surprise Release ‘My House’ to Celebrate Release of ‘Renaissance’ Concert Film

Set to a cracking trap beat and bold, brassy tones, “My House” (via Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia) is both an early Christmas present and a gift from the superstar U.S. singer to kick-off the opening weekend of her Renaissance concert film.

Beyonce Checks-In With Surprise Release ‘My House’: Stream It Now
“My House” is accompanied with eye-catching artwork — and a parental warning.
Taylor Swift Supports Beyoncé at ‘Renaissance’ Film London Premiere | THR News
Taylor Swift stepped out in London to support Beyoncé at her ‘RENAISSANCE’ film premiere. The “Cruel Summer” singer looked like a “mirrorball” in silver sequ…

Sickle Cell Disease cure with CRISPR might kickstart the next big patent battle

The first CRISPR cure might kickstart the next big patent battle
Vertex Pharmaceuticals plans to sell a gene-editing treatment for sickle-cell disease. A patent on CRISPR could stand in the way.

Related

We’re Living the Reality of the Pandemic’s Simplest Math
Sick season will be worse from now on.

New Music

KAYTRANADA, Rochelle Jordan & Channel Tres - Lover/Friend - EP

Lover/Friend - EP by KAYTRANADA, Rochelle Jordan & Channel Tres
Album · 2023 · 4 Songs

The Philly Specials - A Philly Special Christmas Special

A Philly Special Christmas Special by The Philly Specials
Album · 2023 · 11 Songs


Fashion

BKc x Life of Kings

BKc x Life of Kings
Inspired by the cool sophistication of the late 1950s jazz pioneer, (Miles Davis) poet (Langston Hughes) and writer (Ralph Ellison). Life Of Kings is an American men’s clothing brand founded by Rob Heights (Roberto Hernandez) in Brooklyn, New York. It started as a music blog that became a lifestyle

Surf’s Up: Inside Pharrell’s Sophomore Show for Louis Vuitton Men’s

Surf’s Up: Inside Pharrell’s Sophomore Show for Louis Vuitton Men’s
In Hong Kong, the hitmaker is riding the wave of a lifetime.

Events

Awake NY x Alicia Keys NYC Popup

Awake NY x Alicia Keys NYC Popup
Join Awake NY this Friday & Saturday at the Awake NY flagship as they celebrate the one and only Alicia Keys & her album “The Diary of Alicia Keys 20.” An exclusive, collaborative capsule + vinyls and prints will be available in store only. Pop-up opens at our NY store Friday, December 1st

Fear of God Athletics: The 2023-2024 Atmosphere - NYC Edition

Fear of God Athletics: The 2023-2024 Atmosphere - NYC Edition
Experience the immersive campaign and shop the opening season of Fear of God Athletics Atmosphere in New York. NEW YORK Brooklyn, New York December 3, 2023 - December 6, 2023 73 West St 11am - 7pm Fear of God Athletics: The 2023-2024 SeasonFear of God Athletics extends the preexisting spirit

Related

Jerry Lorenzo on Fear of God’s Long-Awaited adidas Line
Fear of God founder Jerry Lorenzo speaks in interview about Fear of God, FOG Essentials & Athletics, his new adidas collaboration.

Technology

Programs Supporting Founders (December 2023 Edition)

Programs Supporting Founders (December 2023 Edition)
The FinTech Innovation Lab is accepting applications for its 2024 cohort. The program is open to both early- and growth stage startups with solutions for financial institutions and insurance companies. Areas of specific interest include generative AI, cybersecurity, payments, and enterprise operatio…

Introducing the Pumpernickel Club - Black Parents Financial Haven

Introducing the Pumpernickel Club - Black Parents Financial Haven
Bryant Owens is developing an online community called the Pumpernickel Club. An organization that is bringing together Black professional parents with children under 18 on the journey to financial independence, providing a supportive, non-judgemental space to learn and grow together, so that they c…

2023 Was Bad for Startups With Bankruptcies, Lower Valuations

2023 Was Bad for Startups With Bankruptcies, Lower Valuations
It’s been a brutal year for startups, with more companies struggling to raise money and hundreds shutting down altogether, according to new data.

Making an image with generative AI uses as much energy as charging your phone

Making an image with generative AI uses as much energy as charging your phone
This is the first time the carbon emissions caused by using an AI model for different tasks have been calculated.

Sports

The NBA’s Biggest Surprises and Disappointments So Far, Plus an In-Season Tournament Preview

The NBA’s Biggest Surprises and Disappointments So Far, Plus an In-Season Tournament Preview
The guys also discuss KOC’s article detailing the need for the Warriors to reinvent themselves around Steph Curry

Report: LeBron's manager bet with illegal bookie

Report: LeBron’s manager bet with illegal bookie
Maverick Carter, LeBron James’ manager, told federal agents in 2021 that he bet on NBA games with an illegal bookmaker, The Washington Post reported.

Culture

Congressional leaders advocate for Rosa Parks Day federal holiday

Congressional leaders advocate for Rosa Parks Day federal holiday - New York Amsterdam News
As the nation approaches the 68th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ historic arrest, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell of Alabama’s 7th District, along with Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman Steven Horsford and Representative Joyce Beatty, held a press conference on Capitol Hill to rally support for H.R. 308,…

More States Now Require Financial Literacy Classes in High Schools

More States Now Require Financial Literacy Classes in High Schools
The surge in offerings is a response to the pandemic, which revealed glaring income inequality, as well as inflation and the resumption of student loan payments, an expert said.

Uristocrat Monthly Playlist

2024 Sneaker Releases

Jun
14

Friday Notes for June 14th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Friday, June 14th, 2024.
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Jun
13
Thursday Notes for June 13th, 2024

Thursday Notes for June 13th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Thursday, June 13th, 2024.
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Jun
12
Wednesday Notes for June 12th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for June 12th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Wednesday, June 12th, 2024.
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Jun
11
Tuesday Notes for June 11th, 2024

Tuesday Notes for June 11th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Tuesday, June 11th, 2024.
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Jun
10
Monday Notes for June 10th, 2024

Monday Notes for June 10th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Monday, June 10th, 2024. A Look at the NBA Finals Game 2 Recap.
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Jun
07
Friday Notes for June 7th, 2024

Friday Notes for June 7th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Friday, June 7th, 2024. A Look at the NBA Finals Game Recaps and new music from Tems and Kaytranada.
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Jun
06
Thursday Notes for June 6th, 2024

Thursday Notes for June 6th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Thursday, June 5th, 2024. A Look at Kendrick Lamar's Juneteenth, NBA Finals preview and more.
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Jun
05
Wednesday Notes for June 5th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for June 5th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Wednesday, June 4th, 2024. A Look at Angel Reese, NPR Music.
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Jun
04
Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 1000 collaboration

Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 1000 collaboration

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Jun
04
Tuesday Notes for June 4th, 2024

Tuesday Notes for June 4th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Tuesday, June 3rd, 2024. A Look at Justin Jefferson, Fearless Funds court injunction, Zach Fox and more.
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Jun
03
Monday Notes for June 3rd, 2024

Monday Notes for June 3rd, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Friday, May 31st, 2024. A Look at Vince Staples, Kendrick Lamar, NBA Finals Preview, and the latest sneakers.
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May
31
Friday Notes for May 31st, 2024

Friday Notes for May 31st, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Friday, May 31st, 2024. A Look at Vince Staples, Kendrick Lamar, NBA Finals Preview, and the latest sneakers.
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May
30
Thursday Notes for May 30th, 2024

Thursday Notes for May 30th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
29
Wednesday Notes for May 29th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for May 29th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
28
Tuesday Notes for May 28th, 2024

Tuesday Notes for May 28th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
27
Monday Notes for May 27th, 2024

Monday Notes for May 27th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
24
Friday Notes for May 24th, 2024

Friday Notes for May 24th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Sports
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May
23

Thursday Notes for May 23rd, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
22
Jordan Spizike Low and Jordan Stadium 90 "Dongdan"-Themed Colorways

Jordan Spizike Low and Jordan Stadium 90 "Dongdan"-Themed Colorways

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May
22
Wednesday Notes for May 22nd, 2024

Wednesday Notes for May 22nd, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
3 min read
May
21
Tuesday Notes for May 21st, 2024

Tuesday Notes for May 21st, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Sports
2 min read
May
21
Tyshawn Jones and His New Adidas Tyshawn II Sneaker

Tyshawn Jones and His New Adidas Tyshawn II Sneaker

Key Takeaways * Tyshawn Jones has launched his second signature sneaker with Adidas, the Tyshawn Low. * The sneaker is designed to
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May
20
Monday Notes for May 20th, 2024

Monday Notes for May 20th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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Apr
08
adidas Sambas x Lionel Messi x Inter Miami

adidas Sambas x Lionel Messi x Inter Miami

Lionel Messi's collaboration with Adidas Sambas, inspired by his time with Inter Miami, presents a captivating blend of style, performance,
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Apr
08
Bode x Nike Astro Grabber

Bode x Nike Astro Grabber

The latest collaboration between Bode and Nike centered around the re-release of the Astro Grabber, a shoe with a rich
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Feb
08
Bodega x Saucony "Jaunt Woven"

Bodega x Saucony "Jaunt Woven"

The Bodega x Saucony Jaunt Woven is a testament to the fusion of aesthetic appeal and functional design. It's a
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Jan
29
Travis Scott x Jordan Jumpman Jack "University Red" and "Sail"

Travis Scott x Jordan Jumpman Jack "University Red" and "Sail"

The Travis Scott x Jordan Jumpman Jack "University Red" and "Sail" colorways are slated for release in the Spring and
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Jan
25
Air Jordan 5 "Black Cat" 2024 Release: A Coveted Release for Sneaker Enthusiasts

Air Jordan 5 "Black Cat" 2024 Release: A Coveted Release for Sneaker Enthusiasts

View this post on Instagram A post shared by zSneakerHeadz (@zsneakerheadz) Sneaker culture is excited as the iconic Air Jordan
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Jan
22
Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail"

Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail"

The Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail," set to release in April 2024, is a highly anticipated addition to the Jordan Brand's Special Edition (SE) range.
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Apr
25
Air Jordan 5 ‘Olive’ Returning Spring 2024

Air Jordan 5 ‘Olive’ Returning Spring 2024

2024 will feature the release of the Air Jordan 5 "Olive" in of Army Olive, Solar Orange, and Black. Air
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