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Peep Game: maharishi Reveals Their S/S 2018 Japanese Stand Cotton Collection

Ever since being introduced to the maharishi brand by Lupe Fiasco, back during his FNF days, I’ve admired their design sensibility, brand ethos, and overall aesthetic.

One of their latest drops feels like it fell right out of this minimalist’s dreams.

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Offered in black or khaki, the Japanese Stand Cotton Accessories drop features an array of pouches, totes, and waist and helmet bags that are modest in form but feature a vast assortment of pockets and tucked away compartments that offer the functionality you need but not compromising on the integrity of each piece’s design. Additionally, the Japanese Stand Cotton that these accessories are made of is rough and rigid to the touch initially, but will soften and take on a one-of-a-kind appearance over time.

maharishi japanese stand cotton accessories collection

Head over to maharishi to check out the Spring/Summer 2018 Japanese Stand Cotton Accessories collection.

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Tyler, the Creator Drops Surprise Rap Jammy “OKRA”

I pretty much enjoy anything Tyler, the Creator does, from his visuals, to his apparel lines, to “throwaways” like his latest drop “OKRA.”

Over the past few years, Tyler has unleashed freestyles similar to “OKRA” demonstrating a lyrical ability akin to a whirlwind comprised of quips, jabs, boasts, and throbbing beats . It’s a delight that seeps into your ears and fills your headspace in a refreshing way. Plus it reminded me of Kel Mitchell’s hilarious Okrah Winfrey character from All That.

Enjoy the “OKRA” video below:

I hope we get a One Take Tyler EP somewhere down the line.

One more thing…go stream, buy, or download Flower Boy by Tyler, the Creator.

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Peep the Spaghetti Western-style Promo for the New Nike Air Vapormax Moc 2 X Acronym

I’ve recently become an admirer of Errolson Hugh and his sartorial proclivities. A luminary within the “tech-wear” world, Errolson is known primarily for his line ACRONYM® and has gained further eminence within the sneaker community due to his innovative approach to sneaker design with his brand’s collaborations with NIKE. This year is no different.

Errolson’s take on NIKE’s Air VaporMax, The Air VaporMax Moc 2 x ACRONYM, sees the silhouette being released in three monochromatic colorways, each with an upper reminiscent of “dazzle camo” accented by pops of color found on the runner’s heel counter.

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As striking as the shoe is, what I truly enjoyed about this particular release is the rollout and promotional campaign. Being a fan of spaghetti westerns and dystopian futures, I loved the melding of the two worlds and the notion of trailblazing that the visual evokes. As an added bonus John Mayer, an avid supporter, and collector of ACRONYM® is thrown into the mix!

Check out the visual and promotional images below:

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The “Johnny’s Icy Passage” colorway (inspired by John Mayer) has already hit shelves, but the remaining two colorways, “The Illusional ‘Ja” and “Thirsty Bandit” will release on April 26 and May 15, respectively.

The New Nike Air VaporMax Fly Utility

The Flyknit Utility, one of the latest silhouettes to sprout from the 2017 branch of the Nike Air Max family tree, is a freak of nature. Fitting, considering that it is being labeled “trail-inspired” by Hypebeast.

Sitting on the bespeckled sole unit, the shoe reveals a new take on the Flyknit upper associated with most VaporMax models. In addition to a minimalistic and reinforced lacing system, the AVFU sports an elevated ankle collar, and a foam-reinforced heel. Branding is scarce on this silhouette, with the only visible logos or marks seen being those along the medial side of the heel and a debossed Nike check along its lateral side.

The overall makeup of the shoe resembles what is being touted as the next generation of the Air VaporMax, set to make its debut in 2018.

It also appears that this release will come with a tote bag—similar to what sneakerheads received when they purchased the initial version of the Special Field AF1. Boasting 3M details and details that take queues from the AVFU, the accompanying tote bag is an added bonus.

Release info isn’t available just yet, but I expect that to change once 2018 gets underway.

“Tyrant” Kali Uchis ft Jorja Smith

Felt like sharing this because it’s a joint that I heard while scrolling through Twitter and it sent a jolt through me powerful enough to make me roll out of bed and put these fingertips to this keyboard.

Kali Uchis has been a longtime favorite of mine. Her music and her voice are enchanting. Something about her grabs and sonically squeezes you like a bewitching boa constrictor. I had the benefit of seeing her open up for Kehlani down at SXSW in 2015 and found myself wondering why she was the opener.

On this track, she’s accompanied by the English chanteuse from across the pond, Jorja Smith. She may be new to some but is well on her way to becoming a voice and artist that you’ll grow to love.

The two are bathed in a mélange of colors, kaleidoscopic visual effects, and cap the vibe of the visual with some nouveau-retro chic garb. Captivating from beginning to end.

Check out the video for their ode to the emotional slalom that is love in the video for “Tyrant” above. Download the single here.