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Wednesday Notes: Off-White, RIP Willis Reed and more

Wednesday Notes: Off-White, RIP Willis Reed and more

Fashion: Off-White Spring/Summer 2023 Campaign

On the heels of the Off-White Fall/Winter 2023 runway show, the brand releases its Spring/Summer 2023 advertising campaign. Conceived by Ibrahim Kamara, Off-WhiteTM Art&Image Director and shot by Thibaut Grevet, it was created in collaboration with Set Designer Ibby Njoya and Movement Director Nicolas Huchard.

Off-White Spring/Summer 2023 Campaign - Fucking Young!
The campaign is rooted in the conceptual threads that characterized the label’s seminal SS23 runway show “Celebration”, which served as both a celebration of life and of new beginnings, weaving together essential aspects of Virgil Abloh’s design legacy into future-forward creations.

Willis Reed, leader on Knicks’ 2 title teams, dies at 80

Willis Reed, leader on Knicks’ 2 title teams, dies at 80 - New York Amsterdam News
Willis Reed, who dramatically emerged from the locker room minutes before Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals to spark the New York Knicks to their first championship and create one of sports’ most enduring examples of playing through pain, died Tuesday. He was 80.

Lifestyle: How A Professional Football Player Manages Fasting During Ramadan

https://www.mrporter.com/en-us/journal/lifestyle/hamza-choudhury-ramadan-watford-interview-football-23952368


Sports: Liverpool FC’s Next Collab Comes Courtesy of Converse

Liverpool FC’s Next Collab Comes Courtesy of Converse
Liverpool FC looks like a clear favorite over at the house of Swoosh. With an Air Max 1 and LeBron collection ticked off, Converse is next in line.

Music: Meshell Ndegeocello (feat. Brandee Younger & Julius Rodriguez), 'Virgo'

Meshell Ndegeocello doesn't conform to anybody else's idea of the celestial plane. When she sings of supernovas, she sounds like a witness.

Meshell Ndegeocello (feat. Brandee Younger & Julius Rodriguez), ‘Virgo’
Ndegeocello doesn’t conform to anybody else’s idea of the celestial plane. When she sings of supernovas, she sounds like a witness.

Film: Watch the Trailer for 'Gangs of Lagos,' Amazon's First African Movie

On Monday, the conglomerate announced that it would be releasing Gangs of Lagos, its first original African movie, on April 7th. The project, which is directed by renowned filmmaker Jáde Osiberu, features Nigerian stars like Tobi Bakare, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, Chike Osebuka, Chioma Chukwuka, and Iyabo Ojo.

The movie will follow the lives of a group of friends as they navigate the bustling streets of Lagos.

Watch the Trailer for ‘Gangs of Lagos,’ Amazon’s First African Movie
Amazon’s Gangs of Lagos will premiere on April 7th.

Behind the Beat: How Heatmakerz & the Diplomats Reenergized “Gangsta Music” on “Dipset Anthem”

With “Dipset Anthem”, the Diplomats created an immortal song, which restored pride in Harlem’s rap scene after years of setbacks. For our latest Behind the Beat, the song’s producer, Rsonist (of The Heatmakerz), tells Thomas Hobbs why we’re still listening to that “gangsta music” 20 years later.

Behind The Heatmakerz’ & The Diplomats’ “Dipset Anthem” Beat
With “Dipset Anthem,” the Diplomats restored pride in Harlem’s rap scene. Rsonist (of The Heatmakerz), tells us why we’re still listening 20 years later.

2024 Sneaker Releases

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

The Jordan Brand has unveiled new "Dongdan"-themed colorways for the Jordan Spizike Low and Jordan Stadium 90, set to
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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
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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
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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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