Here Are the First 12 Pieces From adidas Originals x Palace’s SS16 Collab

Sportswear fans have been buzzing all week with the announcement of a return collaboration between adidas Originals and Palace Skateboards. The two brands have been teasing an incredibly comprehensive collection, one that refocuses their aesthetic into something more tactile than conceptual. And after unveiling the entirety of the first drop of their SS16 line, it seems they have made good on their promises.

The apparel is a spread of streetwear essentials, with everything from hydrophilic tracksuits to track shorts to tops embellished with instantly familiar football-inspired designs. The collection also includes a smattering of practical summer accessories, such as a towel, a gym sack and, naturally, a cap. The sneakers included in the line mark a return of the Palace Pro and the Palace Pro Primeknit from their previous collaborative efforts, executed in fresh new colorways.

adidas Originals by Palace goes on sale this Saturday, May 21 at select retailers and online.

In other adidas news, check out the newly launched Ultra Boost Uncaged sneaker in a black colorway.

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Air Jordan 4 Pinnacle “Snakeskin” // Another Look

This weekend Jordan Brand releases another premium edition of the Air Jordan 4, a variation dressed in a luxe reptilian upper alongside metal hardware. Aptly titled the Air Jordan 4 Pinnacle “Snakeskin” edition, Light Bone, Pure Platinum and Wolf Grey cascade across the late ’80s silhouette masterfully reshaping the sporting shoe into a luxurious statement […]

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Watch Justin Timberlake’s Insanely Catchy “Can’t Stop the Feeling” Music Video

Sure, summer officially begins on June 20—but it’s safe to say that Justin Timberlake kicked things off early with the release of his catchy single "Can’t Stop the Feeling" (which is off the Trolls soundtrack). The song is already number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and it doesn’t show signs of budging any time soon—proof that this is a strong contender for Song of the Summer.

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Chance the Rapper is the First Artist to Chart Solely Off Streams

The music landscape is slowly moving toward a complete shift from tangible ownership to streaming as solidified by Apple’s “aggressive, two-year termination timetable” as it relates to their once game-changing service, iTunes.

A further signal of the changing of the times comes with the anmouncedment that Chance The Rapper’s well-received mixtape, Coloring Book, will be the first project to chart in the top 10 on Billboard based solely on streams alone.

While many will be quick to mention that Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo faced similar streaming success thanks to over 400 million plays, that project was deemed to have moved “tangible units” and Billboard figured that into their metrics (although that is debatable), while Chance’s project comes with a “free” tag despite a person needing to sigh up for Apple Music to legally have a listen.

According to Hits Daily Double, “Chance The Rapper’s star-studded mixtape, Coloring Book, will debut with an album equivalent of 40-50k, enough for a Top 10 bow, on the wings of a splashy Apple exclusive. This is the first time an album has charted with only streaming numbers.”

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Air Jordan 12 “Melo” Drops Next Weekend

Worn in the early 2000’s by Carmelo Anthony during his days in Denver, the Air Jordan 12 “Melo” returns next weekend exclusively in grade school sizing. As unfortunate as that may be from a sizing standpoint, we’re optimistic that there will be more of these releases in the future with full sizing options. For now, […]

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Patagonia Pays Tribute to The “Queen of Makaha” With Latest Capsule Collection

Following the successful unveiling of its Eco-friendly “Responsibili-Tees” collection, American outdoor clothing company Patagonia has unveiled its latest capsule collection in memory of the hugely famous, former world surfing champion Rell Sunn. Largely remembered as the “Queen of Makaha,” Patagonia has used Rell Sunn’s favorite 1994 Tirifu patterning and translated it across three different colored shirts. With each piece constructed from a pure, organic cotton and the inclusion of high quality buttoning, Patagonia’s latest capsule collection references years of traditional Aloha shirt culture. More information is now readily available on the brand’s Japanese website.

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Nike Flyknit Racer

Rainbow flyknit racer hd 1600The Nike Flyknit Racer returns in a rainbow colorway, highlighting the transformative technology’s ability to weave together several hues into a virtually seamless, incredibly lightweight upper.

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Chance the Rapper Releases New Mixtape Coloring Book

Chance the Rapper Releases New Mixtape Coloring Book

Chance the Rapper has released Coloring Book, his third mixtape. You can download and listen to it here via Apple Music. Coloring Book follows 2012’s 10 Day and 2013’s Acid Rap. It includes "No Problem," his collaboration with Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, "Angels," and "Blessings." Coloring Book also has features from Kanye West, Jeremih, Young Thug, Justin Bieber, Jay Electronica, Future, T-Pain, and more. Last year, Chance appeared alongside Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment on Surf and freestyled with Lil B on Free. Find the album artwork and tracklist for Coloring Book below. Update (5/13, 11:32 p.m. EST): Chance tweeted that the choir on "Blessings" was comprised of Ty Dolla $ign, Raury, Anderson .Paak, and BJ the Chicago Kid, among others.

Coloring Book:

01 All We Got (ft. Kanye West & Chicago Children’s Choir)
02 No Problem (ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
03 Summer Friends (ft. Jeremih & Francis & The Lights)
04 D.R.A.M. Sings Special
05 Blessings
06 Same Drugs
07 Mixtape (ft. Young Thug & Lil Yachty)
08 Angels (ft. Saba)
09 Juke Jam (ft. Justin Bieber & Towkio)
10 All Night (ft. Knox Fortune)
11 How Great (ft. Jay Electronica & My cousin Nicole)
12 Smoke Break (ft. Future)
13 Finish Line/Drown (ft. T-Pain, Kirk Franklin, Eryn Allen Kane & Noname)
14 Blessings

Watch Chance perform "Blessings" on "Fallon":

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Stream Chance the Rapper’s New Mixtape “Coloring Book” Now

In the years since 2013’s landmark Acid Rap, Chance the Rapper has become one of the hardest-working artists in hip-hop. He released the album Surf with his musical collective The Social Experiment, appeared in a dramatic short film, and co-wrote tracks for Kanye’s The Life of Pablo. It seemed like he was doing everything but working on a proper followup to his huge breakthrough. Blessedly, the wait has ended: Chance’s third mixtape Coloring Book has arrived.

The 14 tracks that make up Coloring Book take full advantage of Chance’s newfound central role in hip-hop, boasting a guest list that features the likes of Kanye, Lil Wayne, Future and Young Thug. And his professional career with Justin Bieber is carried out even further with the track “Juke Jam,” a spiritual sequel to their first collaborative song “Confident.” As is typical with the music of Chance, it is infectiously optimistic, arriving just in time to soundtrack the summer. Stream the full mixtape below via Apple Music.

If you’re in need of more Chance, read our dive into his backstory concerning a fateful weed arrest.

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Nike Is Still Way, Way Ahead of the Competition According to ‘Forbes’

Forbes has released its annual list of the world’s most valuable brands, and from the looks of it, the Swoosh is still miles ahead of its next biggest competitor, adidas, despite the banner year that the latter has had recently. Coming in at a brand value of $27.5 billion USD, Nike has a phenomenal lead over the Three Stripes which, at 90th place, is worth a fraction of Nike’s brand value at $7 billion USD. Nike is also growing at a faster rate, with a one-year value change of 5 percent compared to adidas’ 2 percent. Other notable brands such as Louis Vuitton and Uniqlo came in at 19th and 91st places respectively.

This discrepancy between adidas’ recent efforts and its financial performance only underlines the importance of appealing to the mass market, which largely are ignorant of the latest, most hyped sneakers such as adidas’ publicity-making Yeezy line and the NMD and Ultra Boost silhouettes. And while Yeezy Boost sneakers are consistently reselling for several times the price of an Air Jordan, the aftermarket does very little to benefit the brands themselves. However, Nike, which is still very much dependent on rehashing archival silhouettes, would do well to innovate in the near future to extinguish any threat posed by adidas’ premier lifestyle and performance sneakers in the NMD and Ultra Boost. Check out the full list online at Forbes.

 

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Chance The Rapper Enlists Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz for “No Problem”

With Chance the Rapper‘s next major full-length project Chance 3 on course to drop tomorrow, the Chicago rapper has taken to Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 program to drop a new single in support of the mixtape. Entitled "No Problem," the song unites Chance with Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, who just released their own joint project. Chance may have began the week in a less-than-positive way, but he’s certainly ending it on a high note. You can stream "No Problem" below.

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