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Uniqlo is offering fans another way to cop the highly anticipated KAWS x Peanuts x Uniqlo UT collection when it drops this weekend. Not only will the collection be hitting Uniqlo flagships and the fast fashion giant's web store this Friday, but the range will be coming to beloved Parisian boutique colette as well. It remains unclear which pieces from the drop will be available, but most (if not all) of the pieces -- including those plush Snoopy toys -- should be on hand. The KAWS x Peanuts x Uniqlo UT collab drops April 28. With the help of #Kaws, Joe Cool just got cooler. @uniqlo_fr x @kaws #UTxKAWSandPeanuts collection from Friday at #colette #uniqlo_fr A post shared by colette (@colette) on Apr 25, 2017 at 7:44am PDT
Snoop Dogg and Daz Dillinger want to bring the legendary story of Tha Dogg Pound to national television. As Deadline reports, the iconic duo are shopping around a new series based on Tha Dogg Pound's formative days. The program is reportedly executive produced by Damien Zellous and Kenya Ware, the same pair responsible for the Dogg Pound documentary DPG Eulogy. Released back in 2005, Zellous and Ware's DPG Eulogy featured a star-studded cast that included Nate Dogg, Warren G, Kurupt, Lil 1/2 Dead, Soopafly, RBX and other high-profile west coast OGs. "Snoop and I are always being asked to assist others with their Death Row projects because we were there from the beginning, until the demise,” reads a Daz Dillinger quote from the Deadline report. “We saw Dre leave, Pac murdered, and we were forced to run the company when Suge Knight went back to prison. Our perspective is honest and unique. There are countless stories that the world has never heard about those early days.” Most notably, Tha Dogg Pound saw success with albums such as 1995's Dogg Food, which went double platinum. Kurupt and Daz Dillinger have been keeping their collaborative act alive for nearly a quarter of a century, having first appeared together as Tha Dogg Pound on the 1994 Murder Was the Case cut "What Would You Do?"
We already knew Donald Glover would be taking on the role of Simba in Jon Favreau's upcoming live-action remake of The Lion King. And we knew that the iconic James Earl Jones would be returning as Mufasa. Now, we can add two more members to the cast: Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner. According to The Wrap, Eichner -- known for his Billy on the Street bits -- and Rogen have been tapped to play none other than Timon and Pumbaa as they fill the shoes of Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella, respectively, in voicing the lovable meerkat and his trusty warthog sidekick. The live-action musical is currently on track for a July 19, 2019 release while production on the film is slated to kick off next month.
Jordan Brand will tip off the 2017-2018 NBA season by outfitting the Charlotte Hornets with gear as per Nike's new contract as the league's official outfitter. According to the Hornets' latest press release, the team will officially launch the Jordan Brand jerseys alongside the re-opening of the Hornets Fan Shop, which is slated to launch late September. Coinciding with Michael Jordan being the heart and soul of Jordan Brand as well as part owner of the team, it makes sense that the Hornets would be the sole team to don the Jumpman logo in lieu of the Swoosh. With athletes such as Kemba Walker and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist already members of Jordan Brand, do you think this will help propel MJ's brand?
Sneaker release raffles and contests are getting creative and Slam Jam Socialism is going the extra mile with the return of its Arcadism game. This time around, sneaker fanatics can win the much coveted adidas Originals YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 "Cream White" by playing the classic title, T-Rex. Slated for an April 29 drop those looking to cop infant sizes can get them the normal way once made available on the Slam Jam site. However, for adult sizes, you'll need to get your hand-eye coordination skills on point when the Italian retailer and e-commerce platform finally releases its Arcadism T-Rex game. According to the shop: We provide limitless tokens but it’s over to you to play and gain your place in the queue. You register (or log in if you played already), choose your size and start playing. As usual, cheaters will be excluded from the ranking. You can start playing on April 26 from 10:00 am. Winners will be contacted via email as of April 29. The link to the game can be found here. In the meantime, HYPEBEAST is doing its own traditional giveaway and you can get in on our contest here.
Last December, Wes Anderson announced a new stop-motion movie in the works titled Isle of Dogs. The cult filmmaker has enlisted a star-studded cast, including Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Bryan Cranston, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, Yoko Ono and Harvey Keitel. As a whole, the film centers upon a young boy's journey to find his lost dog. Additionally, Anderson has expressed that the movie will be "heavily influenced by the work of Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, as well as Ray Harryhausen’s stop-motion Christmas specials," as per Variety. Now, Fox Searchlight Pictures has officially revealed the release date alongside a minimal poster (below) featuring five pups huddling around a boy -- the protagonist, perhaps -- attached to a parachute. The film, which features talking animals, gets a very suitable premiere date on April 20, 2018. Yup, it's about to get super trippy.
Coming soon from Shinsuke Takizawa and company is a brand new collaborative endeavor: a limited edition team-up with Japanese BMX stalwart Kuwahara. Hot on the heels of NEIGHBORHOOD's collaborative BMX-inspired footwear and apparel alongside Vans, the Kuwahara collab is intended to go alongside the Vans release and comes in the form of a full-on NEIGHBORHOOD x Kuwahara BMX bike. Teased earlier today on Instagram, the design appears to couple a co-branded black frame with bold white wheels. Check out the video above and stay tuned for a closer look at the bike. According to the Instagram post, the bike will drop this week alongside the aforementioned NEIGHBORHOOD x Vans footwear and apparel. Neighborhood×Vans /Neighborhood×Kuwahara From this week, we will be releasing exclusive collaboration products by Neighborhood x Vans and Neighborhood x Kuwahara. We look forward to seeing you soon. #neighborhood #nbhd #vans #offthewall #kuwahara #bmx A post shared by Neighborhood®︎ (@neighborhood_official) on Apr 25, 2017 at 2:00am PDT
The track that ended up giving Kendrick Lamar his very first no. 1 single as a lead artist could have ended up in the hands of another one of hip-hop's reigning superstars. As revealed by Mike WiLL Made-It in a new NPR piece, Mike WiLL originally wanted to give Gucci Mane the beat for the lead DAMN. single "HUMBLE." "I made that beat [last year] when Gucci Mane was getting out of jail; I made it with him in mind," the Ear Drummers producer tells NPR's Rodney Carmichael. "I was just thinking, damn, Gucci's about to come home; it's got to be something urgent that's just going to take over the radio. And I felt like that beat was that." For whatever reason, the "HUMBLE." composition didn't end up in Guwop's arsenal, and Kendrick Lamar ended up receiving an exclusive listening session. "I was thinking, if Dot gets on this it'll be his first time being heard on some[thing] like this," Mike WiLL explains. "At the same time, it kind of has an NWA/Dr. Dre feel, an Eminem kind of feel. So I thought, let me see if Dot f**** with it. And he heard the beat and he liked it. But he was about to give me 'HUMBLE.' for [my album] Ransom 2." You can check out NPR's entire interview with Mike WiLL Made-It here. Earlier today, news emerged regarding DAMN.'s complete takeover of the Billboard Hot 100.
After spending most of 2016 calling out "the fakes," Hackensack's beloved 6'9" rap savior (who can't dunk, btw), Marvel Alexander, serves up a slam dunk of a single today called, "Get It Off." As with most of Marvel's previous records that are witty, hardbody and humorous, "Get It off" is an anthem all about positivity, motivation and prayer as indicated in his song verse, "I'm gonna send out a prayer for all these bitches knees, honey & money had to do it for the streets." The song also serves as the lead single off Marvel's upcoming Honey & Money album. "Yea man my album wild bro honestly, not even trying to gas myself," says Marvel. Listen below and stay tuned.
Last March, Dior Homme Artistic Director Kris Van Assche enlisted Japanese artist Toru Kamei for an exclusive 2017 spring/summer collection. Kamei employed his otherworldly artwork onto a gamut of high-fashion wares, showcasing a sinister yet beautiful array of decaying flowers, skulls and elusive eyeballs that heavily references the 17th-century Dutch art genre, Vanitas. This classical style seemingly imbues the moral message that life’s greatest pleasures will inevitably be crushed into fine bits on the advent of human death. Basically, it’s a symbolic reminder to not get your hopes up on your life journey. On the other hand, this partnership is certainly hope-instilling for both Assche and Kamei fans. It's an ironic one, but it works. Kamei recently sat down with i-D to discuss his collaboration with Dior Homme, his gothic oil paintings and also relayed advice for burgeoning artists. Check out several key excerpts below and then head over to the i-D’s official website to read the full interview. When did you decide you wanted to be an artist? I've wanted to be a painter since I was little. I didn't know if it was something I could get into as a practical profession, but I always knew I wanted to make paintings. I knew that if I was going to go to university, I wanted to study art. But, it was only once I'd graduated from university that I was forced to decide if I was going to really work at becoming an artist or not. Most of the really excellent artists get invited to show their work at galleries before they even graduate, but in my case I never did. I was kind of at a loss. That's when I first really decided that I absolutely wanted to become an artist and it was around that time that I painted this mural [a floral painting, with a strong Southeast Asian feel, on the walls of Bistro Ami in Meguro, Tokyo — where this interview took place]. Are there any motifs that you've been particularly into lately? My paintings are figurative — that is to say, I start off by depicting real objects. I don't mean to abandon that entirely, but recently I've been gradually trying to distance myself from that figurative side of things. When you listen to music, it feels like the sound works its way into your soul. Sound is made of waves, right? Color and light are made of waves too, so I think they affect our spirits in the same way. When I paint something figurative, the people who see that painting get caught up on its meaning. That's not a bad thing, but I want to try to make art that speaks directly to the senses on a more natural level, without being so restricted by "meaning." A number of your paintings are featured in the Dior Homme spring/summer 17 collection that was announced last year. How did that come about? Someone from Dior Homme got in touch with me first of all. He put me in contact with their people in Paris and I started hashing things out with the creative team over there. I don't know how Kris Van Assche came across my work, but in his official statement he said that he discovered me while doing researching floral motifs. Is there anything you'd like to say to anyone reading this article who has their sights set on becoming an artist? I believe that, as an artist, if you don't want to lose your creativity and passion you need to always stay true to yourself and keep doing the things you want to do most. If you're selling your art in the commercial sector, you really need to know what rights you'll retain over your work — so you need to choose your agents carefully. The best thing is if a gallery can support you as an artist for a long time.
Annual Las Vegas musical festival, Life is Beautiful has just unveiled their official 2017 lineup. This year, the three-day festival will play host the likes of Chance The Rapper, Gorillaz, The xx, Lorde, Pusha T and even Bill Nye The Science Guy, who recently called upon Tyler, The Creator to create his new theme song. The event will be taking place September 22 - 24 in Downtown Las Vegas with three-day passes going on sale beginning Thursday, April 27 at 10 a.m. PT on lifeisbeautiful.com. Check out the full line up below.
'Star Wars: Episode 9,' 'Indiana Jones 5,' and More Must-See Films Get Official 2019 and 2020 Release DatesTuesday April 25th, 2017 07:28:50 PM Hypebeast
It's been an eventful day for movie projects -- some of the most highly-anticipated films from the Disney and Lucasfilm studios have announced release dates. First up, Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled to hit theaters on May 24, 2019 while the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise gets the July 10, 2020 release date. According to the official Star Wars site, director Steven Spielberg and leading star Harrison Ford will be returning to the series. With Disney's more family friendly titles -- Frozen 2 is given the November 27th, 2019 date and the live-action remake of the Lion King directed by John Favreau will hit theaters July 19, 2019. Mark your calendars accordingly. #StarWars: #EpisodeIX and Next #IndianaJones Get Release Dates. More details via link in bio. A post shared by Star Wars (@starwars) on Apr 25, 2017 at 11:08am PDT @DisneyAnimation's Frozen 2 is coming to theatres November 27, 2019! A post shared by Disney (@disney) on Apr 25, 2017 at 11:19am PDT ??! A post shared by Jon Favreau (@jonfavreau) on Apr 25, 2017 at 10:59am PDT
Last February, Luka Sabbat and budding photographer Noah Dillon launched their multimedia exhibition called “Hot Mess” at New York City’s Milk Studios. The creative project was first conceptualized in 2015 and centered upon photos that were taken by the pair as they traveled to LA, Paris and New York in the span of two years. The collaborative effort puts the spotlight on today’s unbridled youth with visuals showcasing parties, city streets and “weirdo unknown models from Instagram,” said Sabbat to i-D. Accompanying the project is a limited capsule that touts a bevy of unconventional soft goods including crewneck oversized sweatshirts, cropped hoodies and ripped jeans. Check out a preview of “Hot Mess” Merch Collection 1 above and stay tuned for more details.
Thanks to the release of his new studio album DAMN., Kendrick Lamar continues to reach new heights. As XXL notes, every single record featured on Kendrick Lamar's latest LP is on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. To break down the rankings: "Humble" -- his first #1 solo single as a lead artist -- is No. 1, "DNA" is No. 4, "Loyalty" is No. 14, "Element" is No. 16, "Love" is No. 18, "Yah" is No. 32, "XXX" is No. 33, "Feel" is No. 35, "Pride" is No. 37, "Lust" is No. 42, "Fear" is No. 50, "Blood" is No. 54, "God" is No. 58 and "Duckworth" is 63. Previously, Drake accomplished a similar feat with the release of his recent project More Life. However, Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. has already beat More Life for strongest debut of 2017. For more, check out the list of dates included on Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. tour with Travis Scott.
With his long-awaited comeback album still in the works, T-Pain has dropped off an aggressive new turn-up anthem titled "See Me Comin." Produced by Dre Moon and X-Plosive, "See My Comin" finds T-Pain eschewing his usual melodies and radio-ready flows for a sound that aligns closely with the trunk-rattling street rap coming out of Atlanta. Having already dropped a high-profile remix of SahBabii's "Pull Up With Ah Stick" earlier this month, it looks like T-Pain might be rejuvenating the promotional campaign for his next major project. You can stream T-Pain's new record "See Me Comin" below. For more, read up on the Nappy Boy artist's recent appearance at Chance the Rapper's birthday party.
Aside from the countless amount of accolades and signature sneakers with Nike we all know and love, Kobe Bryant is also an entertaining character. On one of the latest episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the "Black Mamba" kicked things off with a slam poem about the classic sitcom Family Matters. The 81-point scoring phenom also complemented that performance with a quick rendition of a song from the film Moana when asked if he liked it better than Beauty and the Beast. Check out Kobe Bryant's guest appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon above and let us know your thoughts below.
Atlanta rapper Key! revisits Famous Dex's 2016 Dexter The Robot standout cut, "New Glock" with his own version of the song today called, "New Knife." The remix finds both rappers exchanging verses about their new ground and air weaponry, in addition to sending a firm message to all adversaries that they must not be provoked. Stream below and check out this recent "Donda Freestyle" in tribute to Kanye's mother here.
French label sansnom. just released its 2017 spring/summer lookbook and the imprint heads to the South of France for an intriguing backdrop. Evolving its cozy, sport-driven goods, the imprint releases a premium mix of tried-and-true basics with a touch of panache. T-shirts are printed with the "Victory in Defeat" slogan, while hoodies come in two-tone options. The standout garment is a sleek bomber meant to be worn for all seasons. Take a look at the entire release above and make sure to head to HBX to shop some of the pieces.
After dropping a teaser trailer back in December, Marvel took to Twitter to unveil the first story trailer for its upcoming and highly anticipated Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite title. In the newest game from the series, the Marvel and Capcom universes are joined together once again when Ultron and Commander Sigma fuse through the power of the Infinity Stones to form Ultron Sigma. We see plenty of heroes join in on the epic battle to save the universe which include the Avengers and Rocket Raccoon, Strider Hiryu, Mega Man, Chun-Li and Chris Redfield. Take a look at the trailer above and expect the game to release on September 19. Two universes merge to form a menacing new villain. "Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite" is out Sept. 19! Pre-order: https://t.co/5JV9upqDK1 #MvCI pic.twitter.com/j3iqSRRPWP — Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) April 25, 2017
Max B and French Montana have revealed plans for a new single with close collaborator Harry Fraud and The Weeknd. French Montana broke the news during a new interview with Funk Flex, calling into Flex's Hot 97 program to host a joint conversation with Max B. Montana dialed the Wavy One in for the surprise Q&A session, allowing him to give a rare behind-bars interview. According to French, his new track with Max B, The Weeknd and Fraud will hit the internet sometime in late May. You can check out French Montana and Max B's brief interview with Funk Flex above. Last year, Max B linked up with French Montana for the star-studded Wave Gods project. French's last major release was the video for his new Swae Lee collaboration "Unforgettable."
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