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A Hungarian spokesman announced earlier today that the country has removed it's bid to host the 2024 Olympics in its capital city of Budapest. According to BBC, "More than 260,000 people had signed a petition against the plan, with opponents saying the money would be better spent on hospitals and schools." As Budapest drops its bid, that leaves only Los Angeles and Paris as the remaining finalist cities, as Hamburg, Boston and Rome all backed out in years past. With both cities now beginning to send representatives around the world to plead their case to International Olympic Committee members, the IOC will make its decision at a vote in Lima, Peru, in September 2017. Los Angeles and Paris have both hosted the Games twice, while Budapest is the only one of the 10 most successful medal-winning countries at the summer Olympics never to have hosted the event.
Future is working overtime right now. Directly following a new album announcement and the release of a visual for a song off last week's LP, the Atlanta rapper has unveiled the official tracklist for his next project. Taking to Instagram, Future revealed HNDRXX will feature 17 new tracks and two high-profile collaborative cuts with The Weeknd and Rihanna. As the post reveals, Future has plans to flood the month of February with enough music to hold us over for a while. You can check out the tracklist for HNDRXX below, while the project itself will be dropping this Friday, February 24. #HNDRXX A post shared by Future Hendrix (@future) on Feb 22, 2017 at 12:51pm PST
The Milwaukee Bucks are set to move into its new home in 2018. To make sure fans never miss a play, the NBA team has partnered with Daktronics to create what will be the league's largest equilateral centerhung video display -- 3,922 square feet of visual stimulation. Comprised of four equally sized video displays, this main display will cover more than 75% of the court and will have features underneath so no views are obstructed. The record breaking centerpiece will be complemented inside by 9,500 square feet of additional displays in the form of 52 display systems totaling more than 16 million LEDs. Outside there will also be two displays on the corner of the arena and corner of the parking lot. Finally, a 1.9-millimeter Ultra-High Definition display will be outfitted as a backdrop for press conferences. In a statement on Tuesday, Bucks president Peter Feigin said that, “Daktronics is the best in the business at creating that ‘wow’ factor for fans in all corners of the building. Our ownership is committed to providing an absolutely world-class experience for every guest, and we’re beyond excited for what this digital system will do for the fan experience in our building and throughout the surrounding development.” Currently Daktronics has outfitted 22 NBA facilities with scoring and/or display equipment. Check out the video above to see the mock up.
Vice Sports has launched its newest miniseries Street Legends -- a three-part series that explores "athletes who dominate their niche sport while giving us a look at the duality of their lives." More specifically, the series follows athletes who are considered legends in the streets as they try to take their careers to the next level before their bodies can no longer compete at a professional level. In this particular episode, Canadian steetballer King Handles, or Joey Haywood, tries out for Raptors 905 of the D-League in what could be his last shot at making it to the NBA.
Nav has detailed his anticipated debut project and revealed plans for another major release. Following last week's revealing of a multi-album deal with a major label and his self-titled effort's release date, Nav has taken to social media to share his upcoming tape's credits and tracklist. Taking to Instagram, the XO affiliate put up a post of his debut project's official, finalized tracklist and its credits. As the posting reveals, the record is mostly self-produced, but also features contributions from Rex Kudo, Metro Boomin and Dannyboystyles. Along with the news, Nav also shared that he has another significant in the works. "I'm currently in the studio with my bro @MetroBoomin working on our collab album titled 'Perfect Timing' and we'll be releasing it as soon as it's done," reads the caption for Nav's latest album announcement. You can check out the tracklist for Nav's self-titled project below, and check out the effort's lead single with The Weeknd. This is the track listing for my self titled project "NAV" featuring @TheWeeknd executive produced by my self and #CashXO dropping this Friday Feb 24th! I'm currently in the studio with my bro @MetroBoomin working on our collab album titled "Perfect Timing" and we'll be releasing it as soon as it's done! Thank you to all my fans and friends for believing in a Brown Boy from the Rex! #XO A post shared by Nav (@beatsbynav) on Feb 22, 2017 at 8:29am PST
It's hard to tell how much of a physical and psychological impact the Amanda Nunes TKO had on Ronda Rousey but the former UFC champ hasn't returned to the octagon. Instead, it appears that the 30-year-old will be returning to acting; her most notable roles included being Turtle's love interest in Entourage and playing a female bodyguard in Furious 7. Rousey will take on a guest star role as a prison inmate on the NBC TV drama Blindspot. While the episode has not been shot yet, it is scheduled to air in early May. NBC released the following statement about Rousey's role on the show to the Washington Post, “Rousey will be playing Devon Penberthy: a female prison inmate who grew up in a working-class family from the White Mountains of New Hampshire and is serving time for transporting weapons across state lines. She is a tough, athletic woman who knows how to fight and handle a weapon.” While Rousey hasn't officially announced her retirement from the octagon, it seems like she is taking the time she needs to "reflect and think about the future." Let us know what you think about the future of Ronda below.
It appears Lil B is putting aside the highly-anticipated Puff Daddy-inspired Black Ken mixtape to now explore the realms on techno music. The Based God has just teamed up with Marvel to soundtrack their latest installment of acclaimed writer/journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther comic, A Nation Under Our Feet. The afro-futurist techno cut, which can be heard above, is called "Enter the Depths" and was mixed by Lil B while production credits go to The Based God. Always expect the unexpected from Lil B; press play to listen above.
What do J.R. Smith and Danica Patrick have in common? Embarrassing photos, that's what. For the latest episode of DraftKings's Face 2 Face series, the two accomplished athletes offer some hilarious commentary on everything from their swimsuit shoots to in-game pranks. Additionally, in a separate video, Smith and Patrick talked briefly about their cameos in music videos. Check out both videos below.
After introducing its very first runner, the Sonic, last fall, Amsterdam-based ETQ returns for Spring/Summer 2017 with even more new styles. This time around, the Sonic is joined by the likes of the Vortex and Delta. Like the Sonic, the two designs represent a more tech-forward approach for the brand and couple the likes of mesh and leather uppers with comfy cushioning. Joining the new styles are a bevy of old favorites, all of which are done up in bright tonals, reflective surfaces, oil-slicked finishes and tried-and-true monochromatics. ETQ's Spring/Summer 2017 collection will debut at select retailers this Friday, February 24, while a second drop is set to follow in March.
Alessandro Michele may have just reached peak bizarre with his latest assemblage for Gucci dubbed "The Alchemist's Garden." The eccentric creative director produced a 2017 fall/winter collection for the high fashion house that is filled with glitz, glamor and insects. The extravagant range is comprised of outerwear, knitwear, tracksuits, suiting, trousers and shorts that are predominantly swathed in vibrant floral patterns as well as intricate graphics of bugs and other fauna. Star pieces include a leather trench coat, vintage varsity jackets boasting binomial nomenclature and wide cropped pants wrapped in plaid. Take a look at select fits above and then head over to Gucci's official website to learn more.
Nike revisited the late '70s in January with the return of its Air Berwuda silhouette in desert ochre. The model now receives a premium look thanks to a mix between suede and nylon on its upper. Its white midsole provides a contrast to its Obsidian coloring throughout and is supported by a rubber gum outsole. Perforations can be found on its heel tab along with a TPU heel counter for increased comfort. The Nike Air Berwuda PRM "Obsidian" is currently available at select retailers such as KITH for $120 USD.
The promotional campaign for Netflix and Marvel's new series Iron Fist continues. Adding to the stream of trailers released in recent months, Netflix has shared a new featurette that properly introduces the man behind the Iron Fist, protagonist Danny Rand. Along with a more thorough visual breakdown of Danny Rand as a character, "I Am Danny" also features the debut appearance from one of the series' possible villains, Madame Gao. Initially, the Madame Gao character made her mark in the Daredevil series. While much of the information revealed in Netflix and Marvel's latest vignette has already hit the headlines, the new Iron Fist featurette should definitely help bolster anticipation for the show's premiere. You can check out the new trailer for Iron Fist above. The series will receive its Netflix premiere on March 17.
After showing us the top five rarest Porsche factory models, the German automaker returns with a "Top 5 Series" episode on the five wildest spoilers and rear wings, essential to the aerodynamics and downforce on any car, but especially a sports car. Shot in the wind tunnel at the Development Center in Weissach, former race director Norbert Singer presents some of the most fascinating and iconic spoilers and rear wings to don the Porsche crest. Watch a Cayman GT4, 959, 911 Carrera RS 2.7, Panamera Turbo, and 935 Moby Dick get put through the paces in the tunnel above. Let us know if you think any model missed the cut and should've been on the list.
The Nike KD 9 will soon pay homage to Kevin Durant's quick stint at the University of Texas. Normally, Texas Longhorn athletes would sport the special colorways of Durant's previous silhouettes as exclusive PEs, but this will mark the first time a KD model hosting the university's colors will receive a global release. This special edition of the KD 9 rests atop of a gum outsole and full-length visible Zoom Air unit which is complemented by a white midsole. Moving up towards its upper you'll find off-white throughout its sock-like Flyknit forefoot. Rust coloring provides a contrast and a true nod to the University of Texas via its lateral and medial Swooshes. To round out the Nike KD 9 "Texas," branding can be found on its heel and tongue as final nods to the university and Durant's jersey number. The Nike KD 9 "Texas" will officially launch on March 10 at select retailers and nike.com.
Supreme is known for tapping acclaimed and arcane artists when it comes time for them to create collaborative pieces. From Jean-Michel Basquiat and Damien Hirst to outsider artists like Raymond Pettibon and Jim Krantz, the streetwear goliath has flexed a depth and breadth that rivals most galleries' curatorial taste. The downtown company's latest collection featured a series of tees created alongside Joe Roberts. Roberts, born in Madison, WI, has worked as an artist and illustrator for the past decade and then some, creating mixed-media pieces, paintings and collages that inject Basquiat's childlike wonder with a booster shot of surrealism. Roberts' work is almost always trippy — his Instagram handle is @lsdworldpeace, after all. The artist was formally trained at San Francisco's Art Institute, but he has stated in interviews that he "mostly learned about drugs." His interest in psychedelia shines through in his works, which almost always incorporate Robert's take on iconic cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse. Joe Roberts for Supreme Spring/Summer 2017 Joe Roberts for Paradis3 In fact, Mickey Mouse features prominently both on Roberts' Supreme tees as well as his previous work with Supreme team rider Sean Pablo Murphy's brand, Paradis3. In fact, Roberts' work with Sean Pablo premiered the day after Supreme's spring/summer preview was unveiled. Many slept on the collaboration, presumably until they noticed the artist's overlap with the fan favorite skate brand. Once word got out that Roberts had worked with Supreme, the Paradis3 tees quickly sold out. Roberts has also contributed graphics to various Skate Mental products in the past. Beyond tees, Roberts has also released a 160-page bound-and-sewn book called LSD Worldpeace, featuring a "year-long curated survey" 142 full-color reproductions of his pieces, collages and dioramas. The book is currently sold out, making all copies rare collector's items. Roberts also used to make toys out of his favorite characters—Weezy, Sam and Young Gruffy—for friends and collectors alike to collect. Much of Roberts' oeuvre speaks to Supreme's recurring motifs of teenage rebellion, nostalgia, subversion of familiar and iconic symbology. Much like the work of fellow Supreme collaborator Mark Gonzales, Roberts' work manages to toe the line between playful and edgy, imaginative and nightmarishly vivid. As his renown continues to climb, hopefully Roberts' contributions to street culture are given the credit they deserve. The streetwear community's cosign should only bring more eyes to this truly one-of-a-kind artist, and with it a new breed of recognition.
Not long ago, Nike took the wraps off the fledgling SB Zoom Dunk Elite Low model. Now, the Swoosh is offering another low-top variant that pays tribute to pro rider, Sean Malto. This latest iteration culls design cues from traditional samurai armor, touting brass details alongside decorative stitching on the upper and side panels. Not to mention, the skateboarding shoe comes with a unique sock-liner that is adorned with a Kabuto visual to aptly top off the theme. Take a look at the Nike SB Zoom Dunk Elite Low above and be sure to head over to nike.com and select retailers to purchase the sneaker starting March 2.
Less than a week after news broke regarding one of Donald Glover/Childish Gambino's next major role, the fast-rising artist connects with Los Angeles media legend Big Boy for a new interview. Calling into Big Boy's Real 92.3 program, the "Redbone" singer-songwriter opened up about the sound and direction of his most recent studio album Awaken, My Love!, one of his favorite childhood experiences, performing the role of Lando Calrissian in the forthcoming Star Wars flick, a joint album with Chance the Rapper and more. "There really is no genre anymore, so you just have to make something new," explains Glover when asked about his multi-discipline approach to arts and culture. You can check out Big Boy's new interview with Donald Glover in its entirety above.
In years past, VIVASTUDIO has dropped everything from workwear homages, beatnik nods, and playful takes on menswear staples to hot air balloon-inspired garments and modern skatewear. However, considering the Korean outfit was established in 2008 with the mantra "corporate rock and roll," this year's spring/summer release is perhaps its most apropos yet. Exuding clear punk and grunge leanings, VIVASTUDIO's Spring/Summer 2017 "Shipping Document" collection features leather riders jackets, slim plaid trousers, and retro shades to go along with cropped pants, plaid button-downs, military-inspired outerwear, destroyed sweaters, and knit beanies. Capped off with a smattering of anoraks, graphic tees, and unstructured caps, the label's "Shipping Document" drop can be found online now.
Italian design and engineering company Italdesign Giugiaro has launched it's "Automobili Speciali" brand and will debut its first car in the form of an ultra limited unnamed hypercar. All five production units will be built by the end of 2017 and feature a carbon fiber and aluminum chassis, complete carbon fiber body and a naturally aspirated 5.2 liter V10 engine. The engine, also found in a Lamborghini Huracan, brings the car from 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 205 mph. Customers will be offered a full bespoke experience. CTO Antonio Casu said that “the development of the one-off was based on the know-how achieved in the designing of hundreds of cars in our 49-years history. To reach the timing target we applied the latest CAx and Simulation Technologies. Styling has been integrated since the very beginning with early engineering and production processes. All this allowed us to produce a state-of-the-art car in terms of performance and safety.” Check out the pictures above and let us know what you think of the design.
As promised, Instagram has officially introduced support for multiple photos and videos in a single post. As the social media platform itself explains, "With this update, you no longer have to choose the single best photo or video from an experience you want to remember. Now, you can combine up to 10 photos and videos in one post and swipe through to see them all." Now, when you go to post something to your feed, you'll notice a new icon that allows you to select multiple photos and videos. After clicking the icon, all you have to do is tap and hold to change the order of the selected photos/videos for the post. You can even apply a filter to everything at once, or edit each of them one by one. Once published, the posts -- which are currently square-only and still feature a single caption -- showcase a little icon on the first photo/video, indicating that there's more to see. As for the feed itself, posts like these will feature little blue dots at the bottom, indicating that you can swipe to see more; you can then like and comment on them just like you would on any other post. The updated support is now available as a part of Instagram 10.9 for both iOS and Android.
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