Kanye West has been making headlines not only in music, but in the fashion world as well. The past couple of months the “Yeezus” rapper has expressed his distaste with global apparel and footwear giant Nike and with that, there has been speculation of him partnering up with Adidas.
The speculation is now a fact as Kanye has announced his deal with Nike’s competitor on Hot 97’s Angie Martinez. Here’s what he had to say:
“I asked them when the Yeezy “Red Octobers” are coming out. I asked them, me Kanye West, asked Nike when’s it coming out. They said, ‘we’re not sure yet.’ They let me design two shoes over five years. And I’m happy I could design them, but they didn’t do me no favor because Eminem designed a shoe, Pharrell designed a shoe. I just designed the Yeezys. I turned up, because I was in fourth grade designing Jordans and I brought back that feeling. You ain’t never felt that way about a shoe, since the Jordans, the way people feel about the Yeezys. I put that feeling. The same feeling that I put in College Dropout, Graduation, 808s, I put that feeling in there.”
So, will the “Red Octobers” actually come out? If so, will they still hold as much weight now that it’s designer has moved on to greener pastures? Only time will tell.
Moncler teams up with musician and producer Pharrell Williams for the launch of its new Lunettes sunglasses collection. Along with a series of sunglasses, the two also launch several new clothing pieces together for Fall Winter 2013.
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Love him or hate him, Kanye West has been at the forefront of music and fashion respectively and no matter how much the media tries to tear him down or misconstrued his words, he has proven to be an indestructible force to be reckoned with. Recently, ‘Ye took part in a four part interview conducted by Zane Lowe for BBC Radio 1 in which he didn’t hold anything back… as usual. The guys over at Highsnobiety have taken the liberty of choosing 10 of their favorite quotes from the interview, Check them out below.
On race and limitations: “I’ve reached a point in my life where my Truman Showboat has hit the painting. And I’ve got to a point that Michael Jackson did not break down. I have reached the glass ceiling. As a creative person, as a celebrity. When I say that, it means, I want to do product, I am a product person. Not just clothing, but water bottle design, architecture, everything.”
On fashion: “Me and Virgil (Abloh) are in Rome, giving designs to Fendi, over and over, and getting our designs knocked down … (We) brought the leather jogging pants six years ago to Fendi, and they said ‘no.’ How many motherfuckers you done seen with a leather jogging pant?”
On hip-hop dominance: “Rap is the new rock and roll. We are culture. Rap is the new rock and roll. We are the rock stars. It’s been like that for a minute, Hedi Slimane. It’s been like that for a minute. We the biggest rock stars, and I’m the biggest of all of them.”
On his role as a musician: “I showed people that I understand how to make perfect.Dark Fantasy could be considered to be perfect. I know how to make perfect, but that’s not what I’m here to do. I’m here to crack the pavement and make new grounds — sonically and society, culturally.”
On Lady Gaga: “Look at Gaga, she’s the creative director of Polaroid. I like some of the Gaga songs; what the fuck does she know about cameras?”
On being God: “When someone comes up and says something like, ‘I am a God,’ everybody says, Who does he think he is? I just told you who I thought I was: A God.”
On Kim Kardashian: “She was in a powerful enough situation where she could love me without asking for money. Which is really hard for me to find.”
On his softer side: “People think a lot of my motivation is very megalomaniac and self-oriented. To the contrary completely. I just want to help.”
On flip-flops: “No flip-flops for black dudes. I don’t care where you at. Wear some hot ass Jordans on the beach.”
On his fans: “If you a Kanye West fan, you a fan of yourself.”
Checkout yet another single off Michael Flyyer’s Sky Lines mixtape. ‘Millionaires Lane’ is definitely motivation for the go-getters which encourages you to tap into your inner hustler’s spirit. Listen below
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JAY Z’s new album “Magna Carta Holy Grail” comes to Samsung Galaxy fans first. Be among the first million to download the app on June 24th and get the album free July 4th, three days before the rest of the world. Learn more: http://magnacartaholygrail.com
Michael Flyyer’s Sky Lines mixtape is out now and we have selected yet another fave for your listening pleasure entitled Wa$teland. This One Drop produced track has an eerie tone in which Flyyer raps, “I see ‘Death’ around the corner, I just high five that *expletive… ” Check out the track below and be sure to download SKY LINES out now.
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