kanye on nightline

nahright

but 2 things:

1.  he claims he’s the mcdonald’s or coca-cola of music

2. his kitchen table is beyond words

print it.

legacy 9, i see you.

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gilbert arenas’ sneaker war

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from his nba.com blog:

“I’m a trend setter, people. I don’t want other shoe companies to try to jack my style now. My swag is too phenomenal. If any other basketball player out there wants to compete with my shoes, go ahead, we can have a 50 and Kanye right here. We can start it up, baby. I’ll be the bad guy. We can have a sneaker war.”

adidas continues to oversaturate the “limited edition” sneaker marketplace (think: 35th superstar anniversary, and adicolor series) with 20 different colorways of the GilIIZero’s releasing throughout the season.

the sneaker looks right though (pictured above is the wizard’s away jersey colorway). for more information and detailed releases, his blog.

marketing aside — gilbert is officially that deal.

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supreme x murakami

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im not sure how many people kanye considers a “modern day warhol” but i’m pretty sure he’s mentioned both david lachapelle and takashi murakami before.

murakami got serious momentum from the kanye album art, and it just keeps building.

its ironic to write a ‘death of supreme’ post, and then tout their new products the next day, but shit like that doesn’t matter when you write what you want, when you want to!!

supreme artist collaborations annihilate every other street lifestyle/culture/cheesy marketing term brand out there. these are skateboard decks … designed by one of the most influential japanese pop artists, ever. smarten up, lames.

if these aren’t already next to kanye’s jetsons prints, they will be soon.

via supreme


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a pop art haven

kanye west’s home in los angeles.

feature by Interior Design

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before the credits roll

a flickr gallery of famous movie endings.

via swissmiss

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when money wins.

or another proper title would have been the unfortunate retirement of street/skate/lifestyle heavyweight supreme.

here’s 3 key reasons why, in descending order:

3.  they’re exporting their line to other shops — now you can get supreme at huf, commonwealth or your other favorite “street” boutique around the country.

2.  the stock is higher than ever (in both senses) — i was in the la store this weekend and could have bought any piece in the entire fall collection, excluding that tera patrick t-shirt.

1.  here’s the the kicker — and i’d like to use an image:

a web store.

disappointment.

it all boils down to tons of accessibility.  and while part of supreme’s appeal was the philosophy/lifestyle/artistic collaboration behind their products, another important piece of its desirability was the fact that it was hard to come by.  there was that in-the-know’ness that came with only being able to purchase at the physical supreme locations.

no longer.

money is finally > than authenticity and credibility.

times change!!

not hatin’.  just sayin’.

(i heard it first @ guillotine)

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changes

treasure chest = semi-RIP

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