K A W S - Authenticity in the Wake of Commercial Success

The singular goal of communication is one that KAWS takes into great consideration when creating new works. Throughout the multitude of different digital and physical spaces his work has inhabited, Donnelly has always considered the way in which audiences will view, interact, and ultimately perceive or feel while in the presence of the art.
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25 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE AIR MAX '87

 In 1987, Nike launched one of their most innovative and groundbreaking designs, the Nike Air Max. Known now to some as the Air Max 87 and to others as the Air Max 1, the first sneaker to feature a visible Air cushioning unit in the heel set the direction for countless designs that use Nike's most popular technology.
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HOW TO BREAK TABOOS WITH HAJIME SORAYAMA

A legend in Japanese erotic illustration circles and the father of fembot art, Hajime Sorayama aged 70 speaks to Hypebeast magazine in his chaotic Tokyo studio.
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STOCKX TV, EP. 4 - THE SNEAKERHEAD ROUNDTABLE

We all at some point have asked ourselves the question why has adidas been restocking its BOOST™ and YEEZY sneakers? adidas VP of Global Entertainment and Influencer Marketing, Jon Wexler explains why and more.. 
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YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 (CORE BLACK/RED) LAUNCHING 11TH FEBRUARY

One of the world’s most influential and sought-after silhouettes is back for 2017. After the introduction of the YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 silhouette in 2016, the first adidas by Kanye West release of 2017 sees the model return in a black/red colourway in-store.

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Watch the New Skepta Documentary, ‘Greatness Only’

Written and produced by his sister Julie Adenuga, the film chronicles the grime MC’s life during the run-up to his massive show at London’s Alexandra Palace.
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From Airwaves to Runways with Benji B

With his weekly BBC Radio 1 program continuing to grow in popularity and influence, Benji B links up with SSENSE for an exclusive interview. Speaking to Zainab Jama at his own studio, Benji B opened up about some significant topics he’s forever been passionate about, such as fashion and its relationship with music. 
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RL Grime Unleashes 2016 Halloween Mix

Celebrating half-a-decade of high-octane Halloween treats, RL Grime has enlisted none other than Pharrell to kick things off, granting a soft-spoken shout out to the Wedidit collective before the soundbite cascades into a massive Stranger Things remix.
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Tinker Hatfield on Adaptive Lacing

Nike’s recent reveal of 2016′s Air Mag silhouette has done more than impress the sneaker community. Holding a raffle to help find the cure for Parkinson’s alongside The Michael J. Fox Foundation, the Swoosh has managed to welcome its fanbase to the future thanks to the great minds behind its innovation team.
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SOLE DXB FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2016 MUSIC LINE- UP

A coming together of  some of the biggest names in grime, rap and soul for this years pioneering music and culture festival, SOLE DXB. Our good friends at SOLE have shared with us the current line up...
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From the Mag Himself: Opinions on Skating’s Most Opinionated Magazine

Jake Phelps, the legend behind ‘Thrasher Magazine’ talks content, wearing the Thrasher logo, not sending out care packs and more..
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Learn About Japan's Grime Scene in New Mini-Documentary

Meet the leaders of this small but outspoken subculture. Brought to us by Boiler RoomFull Circle: Grime In Japan gives us a closer look at the roots of grime in the Land of the Rising Sun. Directed by Joe Alexander, the film focuses on a small, yet potent group of artist who have been holding that 140BPM flag for over six years in the Far East...
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SOLE DXB PRESENTS: ‘CITY OF GOLD’

As the spotlight returns to the region’s annual showing, Sole DXB announce their 2016 event billing and present this year’s lead campaign, illuminating Dubai’s unique style history in a region where swag has always been king. Welcome to the ‘City of Gold’...
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“It's Completely Blown Up” - Sound System Culture In 2016

Over sixty years since the earliest DJs would truck up to a street corner in downtown Kingston with a turntable, a stack of speakers and a generator, sound system culture still carries a bass weight heavier than anything else. Whether on the streets of Notting Hill in west London or the beaches of Croatia at Outlook festival, the sound system diaspora has extended way beyond its roots in the Jamaican capital...
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Tom Sachs Explains Frank Ocean’s Endless “Stairway to Heaven”

Our friends at Pitchfork catch up with Sachs to discuss his relationship with Frank, his role in Boys Don’t Cry zine, the visual album Endless and more..
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What Instagram Stories Got Right That Snapchat Didn’t

The thing about innovation—good ideas never go without imitation and in the case of Instagram Stories, a lot was done right. We take a closer look at the pros and cons...
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A Tribe Called Red ft. Yasiin Bey & Narcy *R.E.D.* (Official Music Video)

Watch A Tribe Called Red and Yasiin Bey’s (Mos Def) “R.E.D.” video from First Nations electronic DJ trio A Tribe Called Red's upcoming album We Are the Halluci Nation.
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Kidult Teases His Debut Solo Show

Kidult has taken to Vimeo to tease what may be his most noteworthy project to date: a brand new solo show. Slated to hit a secret location in Harajuku in just a few short days, “VISUAL RAPE” will be Kidult’s first solo outing.
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adidas Originals Revives the Gazelle With ’90s-Inspired Style Tribes

From the 1960s to 2016, from rock kids to skate crews to casuals, the adidas Originals Gazelle has slotted into more subcultures than almost any other sneaker. Luckily the Gazelle relaunches for a new generation of cultural influencers...

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TED TALK: eL Seed - A project of peace, painted across 50 buildings

The artist and fellow resident shares the story of his most ambitious project yet: a mural painted across 50 buildings in Manshiyat Naser, a district of Cairo, Egypt, that can only be fully seen from a nearby mountain...
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The Life and Times of the Underground Renaissance Man Cali Thornhill Dewitt

In a new interview with SSENSE, the reclusive artist spoke on gold teeth, how he started heat-printing his own tees, and how much he loves Kodak Black...

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THE COMPLETE EVOLUTION OF THE NIKE AIR MAX 1

Soon enough, the next chapter of Air Max 1 will debut. 2017 is when things will get interesting given the incredible 30-year milestone. Take a walk through Air Max 1 history...
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Narcos Season 2 Trailer

The Netflix Original series Narcos is back for another season, in a world where cash is king and drugs rule all. This time around Pablo Escobar is a man on the run as he has escaped from prison...
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KREPT AND KONAN REMIX ABRA CADABRA’S ‘ROBBERY’

It was only last week that Krept & Konan revealed that they had a new mixtape on the way, now the music has started to roll in with a savage remix by the Play Dirty duo to Abra Cadabra’s ‘Robbery’...
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