@hypebeastkicks: @beams_official and @clarksshoes have reunited for a seasonal Desert Rock. Coming in the classic sandy makeup and a versatile black option, the shoes’ plush suede uppers have been fully lined with GORE-TEX, ensuring dry feet even in slushy climates. Look for both colorways to drop on BEAMS’ site in October for approximately $300 USD.⠀
#hypeAF: ESP has opened up pre-orders for its viral Awakening Version ‘Godzilla’ Guitar. Limited to just five units, the unique musical instrument is built around an Alder body and modeled after the unique guitar used by Toshihiko Takamizawa of long-running Japanese rock band The Alfee. It’s priced at approximately $52,600 USD. ⠀
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@hypekids: @medicom_toy has returned with its latest set of [email protected], imagined through psychdelic prints by Japanese artist @keiichitanaami_official. Coming in sizes of 100% and 400% over vibrant red and black colorways, each figure has been painted with trippy expressions, mashing together a slew of bright palettes and vivid eye motifs. They’ll be available on August 24 at @zozotown for $143 USD.
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@hypebeastmusic: It's Friday, which means the weekend is here and our HYPEBEAST: PLAYLIST on @spotify has been updated with the latest heat. @thuggerthugger1 celebrates his birthday in style with a new project, @realpopsmoke teams up with @nickiminaj, and @dojacat wows with her latest. Click the link in bio to subscribe and let us know who should be on the playlist in the comments.
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@hypebeaststyle: In our latest #streetsnaps, we connected with famed street style photographer and Creative Director of @deveauxnewyork, @tommyton. Click the link in bio for the full feature.
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#hypeflix: NBA legend and friend of @BruceLee, @kareemabduljabbar_33, penned a column for THR about the portrayal of Lee in director Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Many have already criticized the film’s caricature-like portrayal of the martial arts icon, including his daughter Shannon Lee. However, Jabbar addresses the controversy from the perspective of a friend, stating the film’s one-dimensional portrayal “harks back to the very stereotypes Bruce was trying to dismantle.” Click the link in the bio to read the full interview followed by the director’s official comments about the controversy.
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#hypeAF: @astonmartinamericas revealed a new bespoke personalization service this week at Pebble Beach, aptly named “Aston Martin Automotive Galleries and Lairs.” The new program’s title is no exaggeration, as the automotive brand is actually offering customers the chance to build a supervillain-style lair for their cars. The first tier in the program is the “Automotive Gallery” for anyone looking to up the ante of their classic garage, perhaps a private car museum. Meanwhile, the top-tier “Lair” is for those hoping to take on a full architectural overhaul, perhaps an underground waterfall or an all-glass observation deck.
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On this week's HBNN roundup, A$AP Rocky took to Instagram to express his disappointment on the guilty verdict for his Swedish assault case, but thanked his supporters and everyone who advocated for justice. JAY-Z's partnership with the NFL came as a surprise to many, as he'll work with the league as a “live music entertainment strategist." In other news, Sony's Playstation 5 is set to be revealed early next year, and legendary director Quentin Tarantino addressed the controversy surrounding his portrayal of Bruce Lee as arrogant in his latest film 'One Upon A Time In Hollywood.' Stay tuned for more. #Hypebeastnews#HBNN
@hypebeastmusic: Having seemingly blown up over night thanks to his viral single “Old Town Road,” American rapper @lilnasx has now been chosen to grace @TIME Magazine‘s cover. The 20-year-old can be seen decked out in a red @PHLEMUNS suit, with matching turtle neck and cowboy hat, accented with a pair of cow-printed pskaufman boots. Lil Nas’ “Old Town Road” is the longest-running No. 1 single in history thus far and has seen numerous remixes. According to the interview, Lil Nas X is the sole writer of “Old Town Road” and he purchased the beat online for a mere $30 USD. Head over to TIME Magazine for the full feature.
#hypeflix: A new trailer for James Franco’s long-awaited flick Zeroville has arrived. Set in Hollywood in 1969, the film is an adaptation of Steve Erickson’s 2007 novel but draws a comparison to Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as it similarly touches on the industry during the time of the Tate murders. It follows the story of Vikar (Franco) and his attempts to traverse the wonky world of Tinseltown. Watch the trailer for Zeroville by clicking the link in the bio. The film hits theaters September 20.
@hypebeastmusic: @snoopdogg has released his latest album, ‘I Wanna Thank Me,’ and it’s full of West Coast vibes and big features. Head to the link in our bio to check out the 22-track project.
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#hypeAF: @sony and @playstation have introduced four new colors for their DualShock 4 Controller, as well as a Rose Gold Edition headset. Look for the Red Camouflage, Electric Purple, Titanium Blue, and a regal Rose Gold options to release this September for $64.99 USD, and the headset will drop in November for a price of $99.99 USD.⠀