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#INTERNET Ah, we're back! Like we said, we were just "chilling out" for like 3 years. Feels good to have the team back writing. Still us three: Chuck, Benjamin, and Virgil. Got new interviews coming up, and hopefully we'll be posting on a regular basis, who knows. We also interviewed each other, check: CHUCK, BENJAMIN, VIRGIL...

Michael Jackson innocent

So? I don’t think anyone cares, really…Except that lady who released a bunch of white doves when they announced the verdict. wtf?

DC Shoes Artist Series with André!

DC is doing their thing. As usual…what else would you expect? Anyway, DC continues their Artist Project Series with famed graffiti André. The shoes are limited to 250 pairs and will come with one of those fresh Incase hipsacks. The first chance to buy these will be at the view/opening party in taking place on July 7th at Black Block, located in Paris’ Palais de Tokyo Museum…awesome location. After that you’ll be able to grab these, if there are still any left, at Arkitip’s store. DC keeps doing progressive things, keeping fresh new artists in the mix. Stay tuned! And yo! That wild basketball thing is airing on TV now, so wild…what up Josh! Official word is that the shoes, and bags were created for the André X Arkitip issue. Each issue will come with a André X Arkitip X DC Shoes X Incase hip bag.

Collaboration x News Post!

This news JUST got to us.

Wowzers

I mean, dang. Check it out, coming October 2017…Adidas x BAPE x Nike x Manute Bol x Nickelodeon x Casio x Skee-lo x Skechers x ITT Tech x Fendi x Home Depot limited edition kicks, so fresh, only 4 1/2 pairs made, available exclusively in random vending machines around the world. The collaboration to end all collaborations, this is it right here. I mean, come on. This is just crazy. They will be available in silver elephant skin with horse hair thread and gator soles, lined on the inside with only the finest panda fur. All your e-friends on Niketalk and your cousin who writes graff in New Jersey will be SUPER impressed when you show up with these on. Rock them with some limited edition socks and your favorite rare pair of jeans you got on eBay, and man, you are good to go. We also JUST got word that these will come with a TOTALLY limited edition Bentley x Creed pair of laces. SICK!

Supreme x Wu Tang!?

Not too much info on this collaboration, but via Hypebeast, there were apparently 50 shirts made by Supreme for Raekwon’s newest album Only Built For Cuban Links 2, and most of the shirts went to Rae and Ghost. I want a Ghost shirt that says “Susie throw it out the window! Susieeeeee!” If you don’t know, don’t worry about it. If you do, it should be kind of funny.

NP&CO. Updated!

The infamous Chuck Anderson updates his NP&CO. store with 2 new high quality 16 x 20 pieces. He did well with the ‘Godlike’ prints and wanted to hit everyone with his more organic, hand-drawn style…fresh. No glows on these, just incredible attention to detail and intricacies that must be experienced in person to truly appreciate. The two pieces, ‘Teenage Kicks’ and ‘Trill Grill’ are both signed/numbered editions of 30 and are available for $25 plus shipping, mailed flat! No rolling! Check them out right now, and buy one right now! Yesir.

Young Hov and Aztek, new track!

I don’t know who Aztek is, but I know exactly what Young Hov is doing. Spreading himself across all cultures within ‘street culture’ or ‘hip-hop’… Incredible. This is a mix with the extremely strong Southern movement, Mike Jones beat and the slightly chopped & screwed hook, and of course this new Aztek guy who is repping the Latino culture… Perfect. Do you see what Jay is doing?! So crazy, so focused, so well executed. And yes, its very official. Call him retired or whatever, he’s busy as ever. THE BRILLIANCE!, or Benjamin, does too many posts about Jay. Thanks to AllHipHop.com on this one.

Modern 50 furniture store!

I’m not going lie, I found this site because the owner signed up on our mailing list. Beautifully designed site. I love how it works, especially when you filter by what product type you want to see. It’s a vintage/classic furniture resale shop based in Washington DC…and it’s really slick. I like what they are doing. Great selection of some really rare pieces. Check the ‘Eames Neutral Tan LAR Cat Cradle Chair’ in perfect condition! Really good prices too. Check this site out, buy some stuff for your boring apartment.

John Legend new face of GAP!

Wow. This is inspirational right here. If anyone in the past few years deserved to blow-up and really step into fame, it’s the man John Legend. With heavy sales, heavy tours, heavy collaborations, heavy everything…and for sure heavy style. This dude is sharp! And now it looks like John Legend will be sharing ad space with the other greats (sjp!) for GAP starting in July. That’s too fresh, I’m actually personally happy for the dude. THE BRILLIANCE! loves John Legend. Yo, anybody remember when LL did the GAP ads? That corny kiss/peace-sign move he did?! Too funny…

Jay-Z iPod?!

I think I’m late on this, but I’m not sure. While browsing Getty I came across a press conference/launch party for the whole Audemars Piguet x Jay-Z thing that happened a while back. The party was on the 7th of June and they also had three special edition iPod’s that I believe came with the watch. They are inscribed on the back with one of his lyrics and his signature. The iPods come in three colors to match the finishes of the watches; stainless, gold, and rose gold. But seriously, am I late and are these official from Apple? I would think so…anyway. I gotta go check eBay, I kind of want one.

Buddyhead!!!

HA. Ok, so, if you aren’t familiar with Buddyhead.com, you need to be. Seriously. I just randomly checked the site today and they updated the gossip section for the first time in 3 months, and it is just as classic as always. You CANNOT go wrong with the writing on Buddyhead, for example…“The Used & My Chemical Romance ‘joining forces’ on that Queen cover reminds me of that time I had a migraine and explosive diarrhea at the same time,” and “Weezer is going on tour with The Pixies. Thousands of fat nerdy emo gorilla girls are already sweating just at the thought of this.” HA. Man. Head over to Buddyhead, read up on what’s REALLY good in the world of indie and rock n’ roll, and make sure you check out the best & worst of the year archives. They are a must read. Shouts to Buddyhead for doing their thing for years now, and providing everyone with crude entertainment and cell phone numbers for Fred Durst.