Vetement’sFall/Winter 2019 collection is following a theme digital dystopia. After releasing an Internet-inspired multi-patch error Dad hat, the Parisian design house has returned with yet another playful piece – a hoodie with prints The Pirate Bay.
Founded in 2003 by a Swedish think tank, Piratbyrån, the Pirate Bay was famously one the biggest (if not, THE biggest) hubs for torrenting digital content and entertainment. Though it once went pretty undetected, in more modern times, the site has sparked much controversy on copyright laws, facing numerous shutdowns and web address changes. It has since evolved into a platform for political initiatives, establishing itself (ironically) as an icon the anti-copyright movement.
Outlines The Pirate Bay logo are placed over the front the hoodie, which comes in a muted shade smoky grey. The graphics come with the words “The Pirate Bay” and “Vetements Free Downloads” etched in Old English font, and at the back, a long list countries is conspicuously inscribed on, while tonal branding is embroidered at the hood.
The Vetements The Pirate Bay Hoodie is currently available, for $955 USD, on MATCHESFASHION.COM.
We all miss Mac Miller so much. The late rapper had evolved tremendously over the course his career. He always had on the biggest smile in the room, cheering people up with his joyful mannerisms and overall positive spirit. On the inside though, Mac struggled with his internal demons. The final year his life was tumultuous, including car accidents, break-ups and more. When he passed away, the hip-hop community was shook. The Pittsburgh native had just released his new album, which many consider his best work ever, and it focused a lot on his mental health. It would appear as though happiness was a major theme in his unreleased vibes as well. After “Benji The Dog” surfaced a few weeks ago, a second posthumous track has appeared online, which describes just how crazy his life was at the end.
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“Real” was produced by Metro Boomin and features more trap elements than we’re used to from Mac Miller. As reported by Hypebeast, the song features several references to Mac’s own mortality, his struggle with addiction and how he coped with the pain. “Now I’m in a Mercedes, a pill made me crazy, today I could die,” raps Mac in his first verse.
There is no information on how/why this song found its way online. The last time a posthumous joint from Mac Miller appeared online, it was shrouded in controversy and it looks like this may be another unauthorized leak. Listen to the song here and let us know how you feel about it.
Summer is ficially here, which means it may be time for a wardrobe update. For those you who want to renovate your beachwear rotation, and are looking for bright pieces to take up your closet space, Versace is coming through with an updated version their classic baroque print for two new pairs men’s beach shorts.
The first pair featured from the renowned Italian fashion house, sport a vibrant colorblock pattern blue and yellow, with pink Baroque detailing running down the length the shorts and around the the waist. The mid-rise French terry shorts also feature an elasticized waistband, a mock-fly and two pockets. The pair retails for $850 USD.
The second pair, on the other hand, come in a slightly shorter fit, and boast a 100% silk composition tag and multi-colored, panelled graphics throughout. Florescent yellow stitching adds an eye-catching contrast to the loud piece. The low-rise silk twill shorts also include an elasticized waistband, mock-fly and three pockets. This second pair retails for a slightly higher price point $895 USD.
Both crafted in Italy, Versace’s Baroque shorts are now available to purchase at select retailers such as SSENSE. For a pair equally show-stealing shoes to go with the electrifying shorts, Versace have added a bold, Baroque colorblock twist to its classic Chain Reaction sneaker.
For rappers a certain age, their idols can suddenly become their peers. Such was indeed a reality for G-Eazy, whose ascent throughout the rap game has left him rubbing shoulders with a variety hip-hop icons. Yet few proved as impactful as a face to face with Jay-Z, the legendary emcee and GOAT favorite, which transpired courtside during Game Three the NBA finals. Young Gerald took to Instagram to share the clip, allowing himself an endearing “fanboy” moment.
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The meeting itself transpired courtside, as Hov approaches G-Eazy, daps him up, bro-hugs him, and departs. G-Eazy appears visibly humbled, literally bowing in Hov’s presence. In the accompanying caption, G-Eazy congratulates Hov on his recent milestone, which is to say becoming hip-hop’s first billionaire. “Congrats on that billi!” writes G-Eazy. “Thank you for a lifetime inspiration.” He closes things out with a Goat emoji, in case you were unclear as to where his loyalties lie.
All things considered, it’s a great moment hip-hop unity. The fact that Hov can still leave rappers starstruck is a testament to his enduring legacy. Is there anyone quite like the Jigga Man?
Young MA is looking to get to work on the remake a classic motion picture. The rapper brought forth an idea for the reboot the 1996-film Set It Off, which featured Vivica Fox, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Kimberly Elise. Back in the day, the film led to major commercial success by scoring $41 million dollars in box fice sales against a $9 million dollar budget. Since its release, there have been talks about rebooting the movie with a fresh new cast. And although no confirmations have been made as to whether or not there will be a retake on the film, NY-artist Young Ma fered an interesting suggestion for the cast.
The rapper took the suggestion to Instagram wherein she suggested herself under the role Queen Latifah’s “Cleo.” On the other hand, Teyana Taylor was recommended for Vivica Fox’s original role “Frankie,” the fired bank teller who served as the group’s mastermind behind the robbery. Kat Graham was chosen to play “Stony” which was originally played by Jada Pinkett and was the only surviving character in the movie. Lastly, Keke Palmer was suggested for the role “T.T,” a character played by Kimberly Elise.
Would you be here for the remake with these actors?
Miramar, FL – YNW Melly is reportedly seeking bail — despite facing two first-degree murder charges in South Florida.
In court documents obtained by TMZ, Melly and his legal team say he should be able to post bond and remain out of jail until his trial. They insist he’s not a flight risk and promises he would remain in Florida until he has his day in court.
The 19-year-old rapper’s counsel points out he voluntarily turned himself in to authorities and could’ve fled when he initially learned he was facing capital murder charges. They also reminded the court his entire family lives in the area, which means he’d be staying close.
According to the docs, Melly appears confident he’ll beat the case. There’s reportedly no murder weapon, witnesses tying him to the shooting, DNA evidence or motive.
Melly stands accused of killing YNW Sakchaser and YNW Juvy last October and then staging the scene to make it look like a drive-by shooting. He and his alleged accomplice, Cortlen Henry, reportedly drove around with the two dead bodies for hours trying to come up with a plausible story.
Both Melly and Henry have pleaded not guilty.
The State of Florida isn’t convinced. Prosecutors say they have proof beyond a reasonable doubt that Melly and Henry are responsible for the crimes. The State is seeking the death penalty for Melly.
The “ZEZE” rapper has been denied bond and will remain in a Florida jail cell at least until September, according to TMZ.
On Wednesday (May 29), a judge in the federal case ruled that Kodak stay in jail until his trial gets underway.
The 21-year-old MC previously requested to be released on bail while under strict supervision, so he could travel to South Carolina and deal with his sexual assault case from 2016. However, the Department of Justice agreed with prosecutors, saying he’s a danger to the community and shouldn’t be released before trial.
Kodak was arrested on weapons charges at Rolling Loud Miami earlier this month. He is scheduled to go on trial for allegedly making false statements on two different occasions while trying to purchase guns in January and again in March. Prosecutors say he acquired weapons during at least one of those transactions.
Over the course a few days, French Montana has become a must-follow on social media and it’s not because anything he released. People are going crazy over the rapper’s dog. The Bronx artist started to post pictures himself alongside his furry friend and people have absolutely lost it. At this point, there’s no use in debating whether or not French owns the most adorable dog in the world. It is a well-known fact that he does and many people would agree with me.
There is a case to be made that every single doggo on the planet is the cutest. That’s a fair statement. However, taking a look at French Montana’s pet may alter your opinion on that very pressing matter. At the beginning May, the Coke Boys rapper started sharing moments with his pretty pooch on Instagram and ever since then, we’ve been convinced that he’s the luckiest dog-owner in the world. His little friend is a Tibetan Mastiff and he’s been the star his page for weeks. Every time he makes an appearance, people comment about just how adorable he is, asking for more information and hoping that French will activate a secondary prile just for the dog.
We’re not lying — take a look at this pup and report back to us in the comments.
It’s Monday, which means The Game has dropped f yet another #MarathonMonday post for his fans on Instagram to get motivated for the week and reflect on Nipsey Hussle‘s legacy. The latest post coming from the “How We Do” rapper has him discussing fallen soldiers and how Nipsey was and always will be “a soldier for the people.”
“He gave everything he was to the betterment his neighborhood & city paving the way for a continuous streak light, positivity & motivation in all us to be better than we were before & after his passing,” The Game wrote. He then goes on to explain how he still has days where he questions just why Nipsey was taken from us, but then he realizes that it’s apart life.
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“One day we will all perish as all living things must die & with that thought there is a spark that goes f in my mind that puts everything into perspective for me making it easier to see what my daily mission is,” he added.
“Our soldier, who gave his life in what I can only describe as a prophecy after knowing him personally & then getting to know him even more after his untimely demise.”
Read the post in full below and let us know what you think.
Nipsey Hussle’s family is preparing for a showdown over his estate.
Tanisha Foster, the mother of Nipsey’s daughter Emani, will object to the appointment of the rapper’s brother, Sam Asghedom, as administrator of his estate, sources tell TMZ. Foster will reportedly not accept Sam as the manager of Nipsey’s fortune and may even request to be appointed administrator herself.
Since Nipsey died without a will, Sam has filed legal documents to be appointed the administrator of his brother’s estate, which is estimated at $2 million. A judge is set to rule on Sam’s request June 10.
Under California law, Nipsey’s two children, including 10-year-old Emani, and 2-year-old Kross (Nipsey’s son with Lauren London), would split the estate and each get around $1 million.
Meanwhile, Foster continues to fight for custody of Emani. If she’s successful, she would have control over the finances and would likely be entitled to use some of it to provide for her daughter. On Tuesday (May 21), a judge temporarily blocked Foster from having physical custody of Emani, who is living with Nipsey’s sister, Samantha Smith.
Foster has asked the probate judge to continue the custody hearing. According to TMZ, she and Nipsey’s family are not on good terms, and Foster will most likely object to Sam becoming the administrator.
Although it’s the fans that elevate rappers to their celebrity status, one over-excited supporter got the piss beat out him on Friday (May 17) night. According to TMZ, DaBaby was slated to perform at the Centro Nightclub in Lawrence, MA, but before he took to the stage, a fan tried to get his autograph. Derek Lemire, who was promoting the event for NTS Entertainment, told the media website that the fan asked to meet DaBaby and was hit with a firm “no.” He persisted to ask to get to the rapper, and DaBaby’s crew unleashed a brutal assault on him once he became too tenacious.
DaBaby was nearby, watching the fan get whooped, and opted not to take the stage after the altercation. The fan was carried away by stretcher and taken to the hospital. Lemire told TMZ that DaBaby took the money he was paid with him, leaving the promoters high and dry. Lemire claims NTS paid $22,000 for DaBaby, and he’s working on getting it back. A spokesperson for the local police told the media outlet that when they arrived on the scene, none the witnesses wanted to cooperate. Reportedly, DaBaby has a contract provision that states he can leave a venue if he feels unsafe, allowing him to pocket the cash for the performance without even stepping foot on stage.
According to WREG Memphis, the Memphis rapper’s tour bus was shot up late Tuesday night (May 14) during a concert stop in Nashville.
Police responded at 11:10 p.m after shots were fired at Yo Gotti’s unoccupied tour bus. Officers checked the vehicle and found no gunshot victims on board. Police said the shooting was apparently targeted vandalism, but the motive is unknown. The case is under investigation.
Yo Gotti was performing at Mercy Lounge in Nashville on his free “Only the Streets Know” fan appreciation tour, which wraps in Houston on Thursday.
Following the shooting, Gotti returned to Instagram, writing, “Nashville = ❤️ NEXT STOP HOUSTON TX!!!!!”
This is the latest incident in a string of hip-hop-related shootings. Earlier this month, Young Thug and NBA YoungBoy were both allegedly targeted during shootings. On Friday, YFN Lucci’s Mercedes G-Wagon was shot up during a drive-by shooting in Atlanta where one person suffered two gunshot wounds.
Swag on max. ScHoolboy Q is on cloud 9 in the video for “Floating,” his CrasH Talk collaboration with 21 Savage.
Shot throughout his hometown of Los Angeles, the stop-motion clip—directed by Jack Begert and Dave Free (of the little homies)—documents a day in the life of the TDE rapper. Groovy Q hits up the club before riding past the Staples Center in a red Ferrari and making it rain while throwing a party in his high-rise crib.
“Swag on max, got no legs bitch, I’m floating,” he raps. “Might turn into a ghost, bum bitch, yes I’m floating.”
“Floating” follows videos for the Travis Scott-assisted “CHopstix” and “Numb Numb Juice” off Q’s album CrasH Talk, which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.
Kodak Black was arrested on weapons charges at Rolling Loud Miami over the weekend.
Now more details have emerged over what led to his arrest. According to TMZ, feds claim the rapper allegedly made false statements on two different occasions while applying to buy firearms.
According to the two-count indictment filed against Kodak in the Southern District of Florida, federal prosecutors allege Black knowingly made a false or fictitious statement when he tried purchasing guns in January and again in March. Prosecutors say he acquired weapons during at least one of those transactions.
He allegedly lied on the app when he said was he was not under investigation for a crime that could land him in jail for over a year. Kodak was indicted on sexual assault charges for a 2016 incident, which could put him behind bars for more than a year if convicted.
In response to the latest claims, his attorney Bradford Cohen, told TMZ: “We need to see the evidence in order to fully evaluate the claims made against him.”
On Saturday (May 11), Kodak was arrested on federal and state weapons charges just before taking the stage at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami. He was scheduled to face a judge on Monday, and it’s unclear if he is still in custody.
Machine Gun Kelly has been putting in work behind the mic, but make no mistake – the man respects the theatrical craft. Given that MGK recently portrayed Motley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, it would appear he engaged in a little bit method acting to better prepare for the role.
Today, Gunner took to Instagram to show f some his musicality, taking to the skins for an impromptu jam session. As Nipsey Hussle‘s “Right Hand 2 God” plays, Kelly channels his inner Travis Barker and lays down a drumline, adding a few stick flourishes for good measure.
While hip-hop is an inherently percussive genre, not many rappers can say they actually get down on the drumkit. Anderson .Paak could count himself among them, and it would appear Machine Gun Kelly is actually worthy a second look. It’s unclear whether he picked up the practice simply to honor Tommy Lee’s legacy, or whether his interest in drumming extended well beyond The Dirt. In any case, Gunner is definitely nice with it – do you think he should implement more drums into his upcoming Hotel Diablo?