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Colonel Sanders The Muse For Iconic Designer

 

Kentucky Fried Chicken® has collaborated with iconic fashion designer (and KFC fan) NIGO to create a one-of-a-kind collection of quality fried chicken streetwear for the fashionable, finger lickin’ hypebeasts of the world.

As a fan of Colonel Sanders and the iconic KFC brand, Hypemaker, Hypebeast LTD’s global creative studio, worked alongside NIGO to help combine his passion for the brand and streetwear to create the Human Made x KFC Capsule Collection, a KFC twist on NIGO’s Human Made brand inspired by Americana and workwear style.

For design inspiration, NIGO visited the KFC headquarters in Louisville Kentucky, spent time at the Colonel Sanders Museum, in the KFC archives and in the kitchen learning to make the Colonel’s world famous fried chicken.

“When we heard of NIGO’s obsession with Colonel Sanders, we had to invite him for a rare tour of the Colonel’s personal archives to help inspire him,” said Steve Kelly, Director of Media and Digital Marketing. “We’re humbled to work alongside both Hypemaker and NIGO in debuting this collection and are proud to have been a small part of his creative process.”

With his entrepreneurial spirit and world-famous designs, NIGO was the perfect designer to curate KFC’s streetwear debut with a fashion line that would make the World’s Most Famous Fried Chicken Salesman, Colonel Sanders, proud.

The Human Made x KFC Capsule Collection includes a Colonel shop jacket, 70s style racing jacket, hoodies, t-shirts and more ranging from $20 to $375.

Fans will be able to purchase Human Made x KFC Capsule Collection items at a pop-up shopping experience on Friday, Nov. 16, at a KFC restaurant in Manhattan (242 E. 14th Street, New York, NY 10003). NIGO will make an appearance at the opening of the pop-up.

For those unable to make it to the shopping experience, a limited number of items will also be available on HBX.com on November 23, just in time for Black Friday, while supplies lasts. The collection will also be available at the Human Made store in Tokyo starting November 23.

Marc E. Bassy Reveals New Video

Today, Bay-area pop/R&B powerhouse Marc E. Bassy releases the video for his latest single, “Love Her Too” featuring fellow Bay-area rapper G-Eazy—watch and share HERE. The song is taken from his recently released EP Postmodern Depression, and the video premiered earlier today on MTV Live and MTV U.

Bassy is currently supporting KYLE on his North American tour. See the remaining list of dates below. Tickets are available now at www.marcebassy.com/tour.

Singer, songwriter and producer Marc E. Bassy made waves with his critically acclaimed 2016 debut Groovy People EP. Among a track-listing of hits such as “Morning” and “Dirty Water,” it vaulted “You & Me” [feat. G-Eazy] onto the Billboard Hot 100 as the track generated 260 million-plus Spotify streams and achieved a platinum certification from the RIAA within two years. Hot on its heels, he dropped his first full-length, Gossip Columns, and landed yet another smash in the form of “Plot Twist” featuring Kyle. In the album’s wake, he co-headlined the Bebe & Bassy Tour alongside Bebe Rexha and launched his Gossip Columns Tour, selling out venues coast to coast. Along the way, the artist received widespread praise from BillboardComplexHypebeastXXLHot New Hip Hop, The FADER, Spin and many more. Positioned for pop supremacy with his forthcoming second full-length set for 2019, Bassy’s rise to the top is just beginning.

Check out Marc E. Bassy’s Instagram HERE

Lil Keed Drops “Wop” Music Video

With Halloween approaching, Young Thug‘s new artist, Lil Keed drops his haunted house “Wop” music video via The Fader.

The Young Stoner Life signee just released his mixtape, Trapped On Cleveland 2 this past summer and sparked attention with records like “Blicky Blicky” and “Fetish” featuring Young Thug. He was also featured on the Young Stoner Life’s 2018 compilation mixtape, Slime Language. Recently, Keed partnered with Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Gotit for their record, “Heavy Metal.” Keed’s sound has been recognized by Pitchfork, ComplexThe Fader, Hypebeast, Highsnobiety, Hot New Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop Wired, and more.

Marc E. Bassy Drops “Postmodern Depression”

Bay-area pop/R&B powerhouse Marc E. Bassy returns today with his new five-song EP, Postmodern Depression, which features lead single “Love Her Too” with fellow Bay-area rapper G-Eazy.

Of the song, Bassy says “‘Love Her Too’ was that end of the session jam that turned into a real song—it was me waking the guys up and convincing them this last jam of the day was something special.” He continues, “Postmodern Depression is me battling with culture. It’s about trying to grow up in a scene that glorifies the opposite of what it is to be a wholesome individual. It’s about me always coming back to music and being forever saved by songwriting.”

Singer, songwriter and producer Marc E. Bassy made waves with his critically acclaimed 2016 debut Groovy People EP. Among a tracklisting of hits such as “Morning” and “Dirty Water,” it vaulted “You & Me” [feat. G-Eazy] onto the Billboard Hot 100 as the track generated 260 million-plus Spotify streams and achieved a platinum certification from the RIAA within two years. Hot on its heels, he dropped his first full-length, Gossip Columns, and landed yet another smash in the form of “Plot Twist” featuring Kyle. In the album’s wake, he co-headlined the Bebe & Bassy Tour alongside Bebe Rexha and launched his Gossip Columns Tour, selling out venues coast to coast. Along the way, the artist received widespread praise from Billboard, Complex, Hypebeast, XXL, Hot New Hip Hop, The FADER, Spin and many more. Positioned for pop supremacy with his forthcoming second full-length set for 2019, Bassy’s rise to the top is just beginning.

NUE Drops EP “U Met Me At A Strange Time”

Toronto native, NUE releases his latest EP, U Met Me At A Strange Time.

NUE made waves in 2017 with his critically-acclaimed mixtape, Iroquois. Now the anime illustrator is back with a 10-track project that reflects on the many losses he experienced this year. The lost of his close friend, Kosi Modekwe (Koba Prime), who died alongside Drake affiliate, Smoke Dawg and the lengthy prison sentences that have plagued his friendships and family.

Understanding that it’s strange timing for love interests and music lovers to meet him, NUE welcomes everyone into his narcotized world of pain, careless partying, and self reflection.

NUE is currently on a Canadian tour with Grammy-nominated hitmaker, Fetty Wap. Earlier this year, he released the single “Nightfall,” which premiered on Noisey, who referred to the record as “nasally harmonies reminiscent of “Lollipop”-era Lil Wayne.” Additionally, he released “Nightfall’s” music video and remix with Toronto’s Pressa. Growing up in a Jamaican household in Scarborough, NUE developed a great a love for anime and basketball. After encouragement from his family, he began recording music in his brother’s basement. NUE’s unique sound and clever storytelling has garnered the attention of HypebeastPAPERNoiseyComplexThe FaderPigeons and PlanesEarmilkDirty Glove Bastard, Rap RadarHot New Hip-HopHip-Hop DX, and more.

Take a listen below and be sure to look out for the “Chances” visuals coming soon.

U Met Me At A Strange Time Tracklist:

1. Link Up

2. Deathstar

3. Part Time Lover

4. Rattlesnake

5. In2deep

6. Night ‘N Day

7. Chances

8. Say Nothing

9. Emotions

10. Neverland

Mir Fontane “Bodega” MV

Camden rapper, Mir Fontane kicks off the fall with his new “Bodega” music video, which premiered exclusively with Hypebeast. The Sage English directed visuals were dedicated to Bronx teen, Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, who tragically lost his life outside of a bodega this past June and sparked a national outcry for legislation to require small businesses to protect children in danger on their property.

Fontane told Hypebeast, “To me, the bodega always represented a hub for the community… but it also embodies the spirit of the hustle and grind. The owner of the bodega is one of the first true businessmen you meet growing up in the hood.” “Bodega” is the second video off of Mir’s latest EP release, Macaroni Tony, after the release of his “New Friends Ft. Kodi Shane” visuals. Be sure to look out for new music from Mir Fontane this winter.

Macaroni Toni EP: Soundcloud | Spotify | Apple Music | Tidal

“Bodega” Music Video: https://youtu.be/cWcorKQefng

‘What’s Good with Stretch & Bobbito’ Returns

NPR’S WHAT’S GOOD WITH STRETCH & BOBBITO RETURNS FOR SEASON 2 ON PODCAST FEEDS EVERYWHERE AUGUST 15

Co-hostedby dynamic duo Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia, the blockbuster NPR podcast What’s Good With Stretch & Bobbito launches its highly anticipated second season on August 15, 2018.

Catch up on previous episodes and subscribe to the show ahead of the new season on npr.org.

Last year, the podcast emerged as a fan favorite, featuring free-wheeling and candid conversations with some of the most interesting people throughout the worlds of music, film, television, comedy, culture, media, and beyond. Among season one’s 17 interviews, guests ranged from legendary comic Dave Chappelle, Academy Award-winning actor Mahershala Ali [Moonlight, Luke Cage], and Stevie Wonder to Run The Jewels, Bootsy Collins, Chance the Rapper, Linda Sarsour, and many more. Along the way, it landed looks from Hypebeast, Billboard, and Okayplayer, to name a few. 2018 promises yet another slate of high-profile subjects to be announced very soon. Don’t miss What’s Good With Stretch & Bobbito on NPR!

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NIGOS Release MV for Narcos

Straight off the heels of winning the BET Award as Best Group, superstar multi-platinum hip-hop trio Migos today release the video for their chart-topping song Narcos. This marks Quavo’s directorial debut, with co-direction by Joseph Desrosiers.
WATCH HERE.
Narcos already has more than 153 million streams and was recently performed by the group on Saturday Night Live. Migos take the music on the road this summer on Aubrey and the Three Migos tour with Drake (full dates below).
The GRAMMY-nominated trio of Quavo, Offset and Takeoff released their second consecutive album to land at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart, CULTURE II (Quality Control Music Motown Records / Capitol), in January of 2018. Sunday at the 2018 BET Awards Migos were recognized as the Best Group, the award given to the overall best R&B, hip hop or gospel group who has release an album in the previous or same year. Migos has hit another milestone this year being honored with the ASCAP Vanguard Award from the 31stAnnual ASACAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards.
Recently Migos made history by tying The Beatles for the most simultaneous entries on the Billboard Hot 100 song chart among groups (with 14 songs on the chart) according to Nielsen Music. CULTURE II has been streamed over 1 billion times and is RIAA Certified Platinum. Migos is now one of only five rap groups with multiple No. 1 albums. CULTURE II topped the iTunes albums charts in 60 countries and debuted at No. 1 in 62 countries on Apple Music, achieving one of the largest streaming debut weeks in Apple Music’s history.
In a cover story, Rolling Stone said, Migos aren’t big. They’re gigantic. Twenty-six-year-old Offset, his 26-year-old cousin Quavo and Quavo’s 23-year-old nephew Takeoff have transcended hip-hop to become shapers of the culture.
Their blockbuster single MotorSport, featuring Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, earned Double Platinum status in Canada, and RIAA Certified Platinum status in the US. Their second single, Stir Fry, produced by Pharrell Williams, was the official song for NBA’s All-Star weekend. This year alone the group performed on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, graced the covers of Rolling Stone and Complex and was nominated for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
(They) knock the meringue trap ballad beat out of the bando. -XXL
Narcos beat (is) just staggering. -Stereogum
It’s a standout track for its display of technical rapping ability alone. -Hypebeast
“Arguably the most influential group – in any genre – of the past few years.”Rolling Stone

Tour Dates

07-26 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
07-28 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
07-29 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
07-31 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
08-01 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
08-10 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
08-11 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
08-12 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
08-14 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
08-15 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
08-17 Chicago, IL – United Center
08-18 Chicago, IL – United Center
08-20 Chicago, IL – United Center
08-24 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08-25 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08-27 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08-28 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08-30 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
08-31 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
09-01 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
09-04 Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
09-05 Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
09-07 Boston, MA – TD Garden
09-08 Boston, MA – TD Garden
09-09 Boston, MA – TD Garden
09-12 Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
09-13 Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
09-15 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
09-16 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
09-18 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
09-21 Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
09-22 Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
09-24 New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
09-26 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
09-27 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
09-29 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
09-30 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
10-02 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
10-05 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
10-06 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
10-08 Phoenix, AZ – Gila River Arena
10-12 Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
10-13 Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
10-14 Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
10-16 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
10-17 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
10-19 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
10-26 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
10-27 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
10-29 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
11-01 Seattle, WA – Tacoma Dome
11-03 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rogers Arena
11-04 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rogers Arena
11-06 Edmonton, Alberta – Rogers Place
11-07 Edmonton, Alberta – Rogers Place
11-16 Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
11-17 Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
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FIRST U.S. CHAMPION STORE × LA

CHAMPION® ATHLETICWEAR OPENS FIRST U.S. RETAIL STORE IN LOS ANGELES

The Iconic Brand Blends the Heart of a Champion and City Culture with New Retail Venture in California

Champion Athleticwear, makers of authentic athletic apparel since 1919, is bringing the brand to life in a unique and genuine way with its first U.S. store opening in Los Angeles, California, at 123 South La Brea Avenue.

Opening its first American specialty retail location in one of the city’s top shopping destinations, Champion selected Los Angeles’ flourishing La Brea District to plant its retail flag in an area comprised of dozens of trendsetting stores and brands. The first 500 customers to shop at the grand opening on Saturday, April 7 will receive a limited edition canvas tote bag with exclusive art designed by Stella Blu, a local artist.

“The global sphere of influence in Los Angeles with regard to fashion, art, sports and entertainment culture make it the perfect place for Champion to bring its iconic heritage and product stories to life,” said Susan Hennike, President Champion Athleticwear. “In today’s retail landscape, it’s vital to create a direct connection with our consumers. The need to provide a seamless customer experience across all channels makes this exactly the right time and place for Champion to launch this exciting retail concept in the United States.”

The Champion store will feature onsite customization, allowing shoppers to design one-of-a-kind Champion garments made on-demand and tailored to their specific preferences. Additionally, there will be a number of specialized product assortments only available in the Los Angeles store and frequent product drops will take place from the company’s global lines. Regional collections inspired by the Southern California area in which the store resides will also be available and will include exclusive styles, colors and partnerships with local influencers.

“The store will showcase not only our iconic pieces, such as Reverse Weave®, but also our heritage and key moments in time, further illustrating our brand’s unique identity,” said David Robertson, Director Champion Brand Marketing. “We truly believe in our mantra that ‘it takes a little more to make a Champion’ and we’ve transformed this concept into a reality with this store.”

With the launch of the first U.S. store, Champion has developed a retail concept that is true to the brand, the consumer and the local community to tell one holistic story. The store’s design is inspired by Champion’s incredible sportswear heritage but interpreted in a modern way, mirroring how the brand continuously reinvents its classic and iconic products.

Through imagery, product displays and merchandising, Champion is able to bring its key icons like Reverse Weave to life in a new way. Key materials used throughout the store give a nod to the brand’s authentic American athleticwear positioning, which includes reclaimed basketball court hardwoods, gym lockers and metal mesh (like the mesh fabric Champion pioneered).

Situated in the heart of La Brea, the store creates a space for shoppers to visit when looking for iconic styles, simple classics or bold designs, all curated and merchandised by Champion for a one of a kind experience.

To learn more, visit Champion.com and follow the brand on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well as the Champion Los Angeles Store on Instagram @champion_losangeles.

NESSLY x JOJI x “MAKE IT RIGHT”

Today, critically acclaimed Atlanta rapper NESSLY uncovers his new song “Make It Right” featuring Joji. It’s available at all digital retailers now via Republic Records.

Minimal production crawls in the background as NESSLY and Joji collide on this simmering and smoked-out collab. “Make It Right” brings together two of hip-hop’s most exciting new talents and amplifies their respective voices.

“Make It Right” arrives hot on the heels of NESSLY’s recently released “WHOHASIT” [feat. Ski Mask The Slump God. Upon release, it landed looks from HypeBeast, Pigeons & Planes, XXL, and VENTS Magazineand began putting up numbers online with nearly a quarter million Spotify streams.

Both songs will appear on his anxiously awaited debut project, WILDFLOWER [Republic Records] — out on all digital streaming platforms March 2nd. Executive Produced by hip-hop powerhouse TM88 [Travis Scott, Future] and Take A Daytrip [6lack, Raury], it promises to land with a bang.

Nessly ft. Joji “Make It Right”
Main / Landing Page: https://republic.lnk.to/NesslyJoji
iTunes: https://republic.lnk.to/NesslyJojiDL/itunes
Apple Music: https://republic.lnk.to/NesslyJojiDL/applemusic
Spotify: https://republic.lnk.to/NesslyJojiDL/spotify
Google Play: https://republic.lnk.to/NesslyJojiDL/google-play
Amazon: https://republic.lnk.to/NesslyJojiDL/amazonmp3
TIDAL: https://republic.lnk.to/NesslyJojiDL/tidal

ABOUT NESSLY
With a flow as wild as his ever-evolving presence, 22-year-old Nessly immediately draws attention to himself. Two 2016 projects—Still Finessin and Solo Boy Band—introduced the world to his singular style with The Fader asserting, Nessly sets himself apart with his Solo Boy Band project.” Beyond acclaim from Complex, Pigeons and Planes, and Noisey, XXL would go so far as to claim that he takes “his sonics to an untouchable level that will challenge the industry.” Emerging from the fertile Soundcloud battleground, he’s already received support from Drake’s OVO Sound Radio and Pharrell’s OHTERtone in addition to collaborations with everyone from Lil Yachty, Playboi Carti, and A$AP Mob to a tour with Ugly God. He blossoms into the star he was always meant to be on his 2018 major label debut project, WILDFLOWER[Republic Records]. Executive Produced by TM88 [Travis Scott, Future] and Take A Daytrip [6lack, Raury], all 14 tracks speak to the artist’s comment to thick soundscapes and even thicker hooks. From the woozy chant of the single “Back 2 Life” to the creepy catchiness of “WHOHASIT” [feat. Ski Mask The Slump God] and spacey R&B on “Water Springs” [feat. 24hrs], a very bright future is in bloom for Nessly.