Saturday, March 31, 2012

HavKnott Republik (Scolla & K-Bunz) "Get Away"

This is the debut release from Detroit's own HavKnott Republik (Scolla & K-Bunz) of The RLES Society produced by J. Moore. It is also the second release from’s upcoming mixtape, “F#ck Cancer” (first release here). This project is to help raise Cancer awareness in the Hip-Hop community. This tape represents the struggles of fighting cancer and the glory of beating cancer. The songs we’ve compiled from some of the best up & coming hip hop artists can be helpful for the patient, a friend or family member. It is also great music for the casual listener and we hope that you understand what this tape stands for. Other featured artists include Playboy Tre, Marky, Dee Goodz, K. Sparks, NatStar, Wordsmith, Yung Nate, Wes Coas & Anonamas, Skyblew, Shortman Score, Charmingly Ghetto, P. Dukes, & Jones Andrews.


Toca Tuesdays Freestyle Video


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Stalley OnDaSpot Freestyle Video


Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite Pro Low

Being that 2012 marks the 30th Anniversary of Air Force 1, designers at Nike and Nike Sportswearhave already set the groundwork for several spectacular launch throughout the year. It all started at the end of January with Year of the Dragon edition, followed by the Pearl Collection and its trio of exclusive designs. Also, let us not forget the monthly special design options through NIKEiD customization program. Now, we’re jumping ahead to Holiday 2012 with this, the Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite Pro Low. In identical construct as the Nike Air Foamposite Pro, this Metallic Pewter-colored Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite Pro Low, which you can differentiate from the Foamposite One by its large Swoosh, is just one of two samples to be seen thus far (the other colorway is Retro Blue). And since this year marks an important milestone, there is little doubt that more Nike Air Force 1, like this, will make an appearance soon. The question is will you be able to buy each and one of them? More pics after the jump......


“The Big Book of Pussy” – Photography Book by Taschen

Taschen continues their popular series of books, exploring the human body. After previously releasing The Big Penis Book, The Big Book of Legs, The Big Butt Book, and The Big Book of Breasts book, the last one to join the series is The Big Book of Pussy.

“The Big Book of Pussy is laced with more than 400+ photographs exploring and exposing the female vulva with photographs dating back to the 1900’s and beyond. Taschen makes a strong point of noting that all models showing their private parts do so “enthusiastically, happily.””

Now available from Amazon, you can take a further look at the book over at Selectism.


Versace is Back

This week it was reported that for the first time in many years, Italian luxury brand Versace reported a profit of about 12 Million USD for the fiscal year 2011. That is great news, right? Well, in the short term it might be, but in the long term we are not exactly sure.

Read more after the jump........
Founded in 1978, the brand opened their first store in Milan the same year. Gianni Versace was soon one of the hottest names in fashion, dressing actors and other public figures around the globe. The Versace brand became a household name throughout the late 80s and mainly the 90s. Then suddenly Gianni Versace was shot dead in front of his Miami mansion in 1997. The brand is since then headed by his sister Donatella Versace and has had financial troubles for the last 10 years already. Today the brand still operates 82 boutiques around the globe and has a series of different fashion lines, for women, men, kids and the home.

Looking back at the financial troubles of the brand, the news of a profit last year are of course good. The brand’s much hyped collaboration with Swedish fast fashion retailer has brought the brand back into the news and back on the radar of the fashion market. The two brands have produced a Holiday 2011 Collection and a Spring 2012 Cruise Collection, both selling out in no time at H&M stores around the globe. The motivation for brand’s to enter such partnerships with H&M is always different – Lanvin and Comme des Garcons needed more mainstream appeal, and Versace just needed PR in general.

Versace has a history with show business and once again has come back in recent months with lots of success in the hip hop world. We have seen Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and others wear the collaborative H&M line. The question is if Versace is really back?

To be honest, we do not think so. If you look at continuously successful luxury brands, they usually manage to do two things – produce timeless high quality goods and/or they manage to reinvent themselves over and over again, adapt to new market situations to stay interesting for the consumer. Versace has not done either of these, but they simply got lucky. After a long time, the market finally came in their direction again. After years of subtle fashion, the simpler the better, suddenly bold and colorful fashion statements were allowed again and asked for. With that trend, Versace was suddenly again in demand, because bold they have always done better than anybody else.

What that means though, is that when this trend is over, Versace will be thrown out of the closet again. That’s how we see it. Would you agree?


Highsnobiety TV: Stalley at HOT 97 & Savage Journey Listening Party

Today we start a little video series on up and coming rapper Stalley. Just before leaving for SXSW 2012, Stalley passed by Hot 97 for the Funk Flex freestyle show, which he attended together with Rick Ross, Meek Mil and Wale.

After watching Stalley spit out his freestyle, he heads over to the Beats by Dre store in New York for the official listening party of his new mixtape, Savage Journey to the American Dream, releasing March 30th.

Watch the first episode after the jump.....

Via: Highsnobiety


NIKEiD Air Force 1 – Limited Edition Safari Option

For a limited time only, NIKEiD will be allowing access to one of their most popular prints when they offer the Safari print for customizing of the Air Force 1. Earlier this year, Nike treated us all to the iconic Elephant print, which was great, as is this. The Safari option will be available on April 1, but hopefully this is not an April Fool’s joke. Anyway, be sure to act quickly once it officially launches!

Take a closer look at both an Air Force 1 high and low featuring Safari after the jump.


The Little Black Jacket by Chanel – A Project by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld

Chanel revisits their all time classic, The Little Black Jacket. Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld produced a rather fascinating photoshoot, with iconic personalities from the worlds of fashion, music, sports and society wearing the iconic piece of fashion. From Yoko Ono, Sarah Jessica Parka, Kanye West, Theophilus London to Claudia Schiffer, Anna Wintour, Kirsten Dunst and many others all participated in this rather stunning project.

A full website was launched to showcase all the photos of all the people wearing the iconic jacket.Check it out here.

Photos after the jump.....