21 Savage’s cryptic announcement yesterday despatched the hip-hop group to the sting their seats. Bloggers and media professionals have been equally confused by the conspicuous nature his social media posting. Was the duvet artwork foreshadowing a single, his album, or none the above? Well, it did not take lengthy for the information to kind themselves out. 21 is certainly dropping an album, I Am > I Was, on December 21, a few week later than anticipated, or possibly even longer in case you account for the “Octember” musing he pitched within the course of.
If you go to 21 Savage’s ficial webpage, you might be met with a working rely ending within the quantity 21. Once the “flash” media runs its course, you might be introduced on to a digital merch desk, replete with objects related to the symbolic December 21st launch date. The likes which embrace: two separate t-shirts, one the place 21 is pictured along with his Joker-like grimace. 21 can be promoting the digital album proper on-site, a vinyl copy, a black satin jacket, “Savage” sweatpants, bracelets, flip flops, skateboard decks, keychains, stickers, hoodies, lengthy sleeve shirts, and a baseball. You identify he is acquired it, shout out to Gildan.
All the preorder objects ship inside 6-Eight weeks – preparations could be made proper right here.
In the final 5 years, we have witnessed a resurgence in the best way that folks devour music. Sure, digital platforms run the world proper now however in the case of bodily copies albums, vinyl and cassettes have gotten rather more widespread after their respective demises. There are nonetheless report shops in main markets all over the world that comfortably hold their doorways open with all of the demand. You can nearly get any main album on vinyl. While it is seen as a collector’s merchandise for a lot of, information are additionally used as a method to facilitate sampling and through DJ units. Today is Record Store Day. Falling on Black Friday yearly, there are some particular offers that it would be best to remember which can be on proper now.
With a superb chunk folks on the mall for Black Friday, Record Store Day has all of the music lovers speeding to their nearest retailer. Variety famous a number of the very best offers, together with particular portions the latest A$AP Ferg singles, G-Eazy’s The Vault, and extra importantly, OutKast’s “Rosa Parks.” Mozzy’s Gangland Landlord and Royce da 5’9″ are additionally being marketed on the ficial web site for the occasion, with works from Herbie Hancock, Jimi Hendrix, and extra happening sale.
What are you choosing up? Check out the total listing particular releases right here.
Eminem fired again at critics when he dropped Kamikaze in August, a feud he has been mainly nursing since his arrival to the sport. Though Revival discovered Em catching flak throughout the board, it will seem that the scorn was a blessing in disguise. Em discovered himself reinvigorated by a righteous sense anger, and buried himself within the studio to ship some his strongest work in years. Now, months faraway from his latest shock album, Em has come by means of to increase the shelf life with a brand new line Black Friday merch.
Taking to Instagram to make the reveal, Em teased his new threads, which embody a pair Kamikaze impressed sweaters. The leftmost one includes a navy aesthetic, whereas the rightmost harkens again to his anti-critic marketing campaign; recall, Em’s full-page advert, through which he prefaced the scathing clap-back with “Not For Your Consideration.”
Along with the clothes, Em’s Black Friday drop will embody a restricted run glow-in-the-dark Kamikaze cassettes and vinyl, with two-hundred every going into print. For these concerned with copping, early entry begins tonight at 19:00, with the total sale taking place at 21:00. Join the queue at Em’s ficial web site right here, and peep our overview Kamikaze within the interim.
To say 2018 was an eventful yr for Eminem can be an understatement. After lacking the mark with 2017’s Revival, Em confronted a wave criticism from hip-hop heads and followers, on the whole, over the undertaking’s pop-centric sound. Thankfully, he redeemed himself with the discharge his shock album, Kamikaze. The launch Kamikaze got here with a wave its personal criticism and controversy, nevertheless it marked the return Slim Shady to his die-hard fan base. Today, the rapper continues to push the undertaking with a model new line merch.
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Eminem followers can cop themselves a brand new line Kamikaze merch throughout Black Friday Weekend. The rapper took to social media to announce the “Kamikaze Night Combat” line. “#KAMIKAZE NIGHT COMBAT – REPORT FOR DUTY THURSDAY AT 21:00,” he wrote alongside a mysterious video teaser and a hyperlink to the Eminem merch retailer. The hyperlink to the Eminem retailer encourages followers to join “First Access” to the merch drop. For now, the one gadgets that may be seen are a military-influenced hoodie and a black long-sleeve t-shirt. In addition to the clothes gadgets, Eminem will even be promoting particular version vinyl and cassettes.
While Em’s been pushing Kamikaze, followers have been hoping that hits the highway quickly. The rapper introduced February dates in Australia for “Rapture Tour.” Hopefully, Eminem is plotting on a North American summer time tour for 2019.
The 2nd merchandise-run for Pusha T’s Daytona album has lastly arrived. Interestingly sufficient, all the design ideas for the product launched are centered round this concept that Pusha T delivered a contemporary basic with Daytona.
The infographic states, “RAP ALBUM OF THE YEAR” in large script, in order to depart zero room for confusion. To his credit score, Pusha T’s absolute confidence within the matter is properly supported; Daytona went above and past expectations positioned over his head.
In the primary merch run, Pusha T fered followers a number of format choices for the album’s bodily buy, in addition to three t-shirts and a hoodie with particular taglines, plucked from the album. The first run is instantly nonetheless accessible as this writing.
The 2nd merch run features a Daytona beanie, ripe for the present climate scenario. Pusha can also be fering two clothes objects with tour graphics and itemizing, for these unfortunate sufficient to overlook out on the motion, dwell within the flesh.
As is the customized with modern-day merch-runs, each buy attire comes with a digital copy Daytona, besides course should you dwell exterior the United States. You can blame a mess licensing agreements for the fixed fuss over state strains.
Metro Boomin is taking much more steps in direction of creative autonomy by issuing a merch-run related along with his Not All Heroes Wear Capes challenge. The gadgets up for grabs on this fast-expiring shopper window embrace an assortment rarefied t-shirts.
The fixture on the high the net store pitches a bundle that collectively an solely signed “Missing Person” poster that comes with a digital copy the album.
Other gadgets on the menu embrace “Boominati” hoodies and t-shirts, and three totally different baseball caps bearing distinct insignias pertaining to the lore the album, and his mysterious hiatus. There are additionally vinyl pressings, cassette tapes, and compact disc variations the album, all mockingly coupled with a digital copy as nicely.
If you select to purchase a baseball cap from the expiring catalog, you possibly can pair it with a sporty jacket bearing the “Silent Guardian” insignia. One hoodie within the chosen catalog contains a Webster definition heroism to go together with the album’s non-figurative theme. Metro Boomin is fering somewhat bit every thing in a PG-friendly “low cost.” Act quick, the clock is ticking.
Cop your “Missing” proper right here proper now, and peep our assessment Not All Heroes Wear Capes proper right here.
Eminem’s monumental “Kamikaze” release is now available for purchase in compact disc format. The album which is set to move 350K units in its first week will actually hit stores in the antiquated format Eminem’s adolescence. Makeshift electronic sections in department stores like Target and Walmart are excited to enter into a licensing arrangement with Em. My sources tell me there’s a hidden market for “traditional album sales” I’ve yet to see first hand. According to HHNM, the limited CD press is already out stock in a lot locations.
As documented by this enthusiastic Eminem/wrestling fan, the liner notes contain a “I Will Die Unconquered” infographic, as well as never before seen Aircraft nose art emblazoned on the CD itself. Over on his online shop, Eminem is also selling album art lithographs, a vinyl version the record, t-shirts, bombers, jackets, long sleeve shirts, crewnecks, hoodies, beanies and adjustable hats.
Eminem’s recorded CD sales from year’s past stack up with the very best. The Detroit rapper only ranks second in overall sales to artists like Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, in the tier right below the 250 million mark. If Eminem keeps putting, he has a chance to join the elusive company the 1st tier, sooner than you might think.
Rivaling The Carters by releasing one the most surprising bodies work this year, Eminem clapped back at his critics by dropping what appears to be a return to form. Many his haters target the living legend for his age and experience, calling him “washed” but Em had a response to those people on Kamikaze, the project that he released from out nowhere last night. Alongside the new record, Shady decided he should give his most loyal fans a gift by releasing a new collection merchandise.
Available now on his ficial website, Marshall Mathers is putting on for fans physical music, as well as the real OG’s who still use cassette tapes, by fering CD’s, vinyls and cassettes his latest album. Kamikaze may not even be 24 hours old yet but fans are already touting it as one his better projects from the last few years. Those same supporters will likely be clamoring for some new merch to show their love for the artist, which they can now cop. A decent selection clothing is available too as caps, beanies, hoodies, jackets, and t-shirts are all on the site and considering the cooler months are just around the corner, we have to say the marketing strategy is pretty impeccable on that front.
Check out the full capsule here and let us know if you’re checking out your cart with any new gear.
The Shining was the first posthumous album released following J Dilla’s passing. Released on August 22 in 2006, Dilla considered Shining to be only 75 percent finished at the time that he passed on. The argument that others make, however, is that the project was only a step behind the mastering process.
Nonetheless, fellow Detroit native Kariem Riggins finished up the 12-track effort, dropped through BBE Records. Now BBE has collaborated with Berlin-based record store HHV to deliver one Gold Vinyl Edition the record.
The project itself was pretty iconic on its own, featuring an all-star lineup appearances from Common, Black Thought, D’Angelo, Madlib, J. Rocc, Dwele, Pharoahe Monch, Busta Rhymes, and Guilty Simpsons. While it didn’t prevail much commercially, its cultural influence resonates without question as it presented the wide ranging and distinctive music that J Dilla was gifted enough to create.
The Gold Vinyl edition is current going for around $30 USD in limited quantities as only 500 copies are available. The Shining is home to tracks that include “Over The Breaks,” “Love Jones,” “So far To Go,” and “Over The Breaks.” Naturally, listeners have a little bit more to look forward to as the new release comes with a 40-page booklet with an introductory essay and interview with Peter Adarkwah, founder BBE Records.
If you missed out on the first drop yesterday but you’re still interested in getting some Travis Scott merch, you’re in luck because the next batch products has just become available. Earlier this week, it was announced that La Flame would be releasing a 28-piece capsule collection to coincide with the release his long-awaited album Astroworld. With us only a few hours away from the ride our lifetimes, we suggest you get your gear ordered quickly because just like yesterday’s shirt, hoodie and cap, these will be gone in the next 24 hours.
Introducing three new pieces to the collection, fans have the option copping a hoodie, a long sleeve t-shirt or a skateboard deck. Or, if you’re a diehard fan, you’ve probably already bought all three. Going head-on into a theme park feel, Travis’ Astroworld-branded merch features sayings like, “Look Mom I Can Fly,” and “The Sights Are Vivid.” Much like yesterday’s release, each purchase comes with a pre-order code for tickets to a future Travis Scott tour. The long sleeve features glow-in-the-dark graphics, instantly turning you into the coolest kid in the club when you put it on.
Check out the new pieces on the artist’s website and let us know if you’re copping anything from today’s drop. Astroworld arrives in just a few hours!
If you’re as hyped as I am for Astroworld to finally drop, you’ll be excited to know that the first collection from his new merch capsule has ficially released. If you’re messing with some the pieces, though, you better hurry because they’re only available for a very limited time.
Announcing yesterday that the 28-piece collection would be sold over a period 9 days, with each item only being available for a very limited amount time, the first 5 products have ficially been unveiled. Trav tweeted about the ficial drop, letting everybody know they have only 24 hours to cop before the merch is never available again so, I repeat, if you’re into it, this could be your last chance.
Today’s shirts are the dark variety, embracing the “night” theme the alternate album cover with a black t-shirt, hoodie, and cap available. Of course, all them have Astroworld branding with “Wish You Were Here” embroidered. Also available are a vinyl and physical CD copy the album, which will be shipped in 6 to 8 weeks. If you read the fine print, each purchase comes with a presale code for an upcoming tour, allowing his most loyal fans to be among the first to cop tickets.
I’ve already bought my t-shirt (and I’ll probably get another one tomorrow tbh.) Are you planning on copping from today’s drop? Check out the merch here.
Childish Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love!” was very close to being released under a different name. Ibra Ake, who works as a creative director for Gambino and a writer on Atlanta, has revealed that the album was originally titled Operation Highjump. Ake shared a video the original vinyl copies the album, which featured the same image used in the final pressing the album (first debuted in Atlanta season 1), but also large letters that spelled out the unused title. It seems that these rare copies, which feature a variety different texts will be available for sale at London’s Lovebox festival, which Gambino is headlining this weekend.
Gambino will be hitting the road with Rae Sremmurd this September before touring with Vince Staples the following month. He released two new songs as part a mini-project Summer Pack this week. Earlier this year, Gambino earned his first No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 with “This Is America.” It is unclear if he is planning to release a new album before his forthcoming tours.
Ake previously spoke “This Is America” in an interview with WNYC radio. “Our goal is to normalize blackness,” he said. “This is how we would like to dance, but we have to be aware the danger and the politics how we’re perceived and the implications the history how we were treated.”
View Ake’s video above.
2016 marked Lloyd’s ficial return when the crooner came through with his honest “Tru” single and accompanying EP the same name. At the time, it was Lloyd in his purest form as the singer came f a five-year hiatus and ushered in a new era transparency in his artistry. Likewise, the Tru EP cover art was nothing more than a naked Lloyd perched atop a small waterfall. In the photo, his sitting position made sure that anything explicit was covered up and fered a symbolic representation his open approach. Now, two years later, the southern singer has announced the arrival a follow-up in the form a Tru LP, scheduled for later on in the summer.
With the announcement, EMPIRE has unveiled the artwork attached to the project, and this time around, Lloyd has taken things up a notch. Keeping things tune with the elements nudity, mother nature, and all that good stuff, the Tru LP artwork features a photo Lloyd standing up this time with a guitar strategically placed against his bottom half, and the Internet isn’t quite sure how to feel about it.
Back in 2016 when discussing the idea the artwork for the EP, Lloyd expressed his concern with how receptive the general public would be.
“I hope people don’t see it and think that I’m trying to sell or degrade myself,” he explained. “I wanted to make it as tasteful as possible. Unfortunately, a naked body is seen as exploitative or nasty. I think that it’s beautiful, because that’s the way you come in. You can be with a person, even with your lover, and they want to turn the lights f and make love to you because they don’t want you to examine them under the microscope. People try to hide their flaws, but I think the flaws make them a beautiful person. And that’s what Tru is all about.”
Well, it seems that he’s moved well past those inhibitions. The Tru LP arrives on August 31st
Nas’ hotly anticipated studio album with Kanye West drops any minute now. In the meantime you can pre-order the following t-shirts and hoodies bearing the album title on breast pocket and series different graphic design on the back side, some which foreshadow themes on the album. Of course, Kanye West already alluded to the theme 7 Deadly Sins featuring prominently on the record. In order severity the code decries Pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth, the last which hardly feels like a disposition punishable by death.
The merch drop reads like something Kanye West has his hands all over. Creative direction from Kanye comes with the added dimension cross marketing. Nas has spent more time tweakin’ his thesis than trying to make weight. The merch line is never the less really stunning, in simplicity and detail. s on the fabric consists a Third-Eye, a sabre cutting through a pyramid, a handshake agreement, a crescent star, and Nas’ cover art for Nasir, a message to all–us about the “children the future.”
The merch table is positioned on his website, here. Elegant vinyl copies Nasir are also available for pre-order at the same link.