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    Brockhampton’s 3 day NYC Takeover 

    Brockhampton, the boyband formed in 2015 back on a Kanye West fan forum, has spent the past 3 years proving why they’re the most talented new collective of our time. The group released their three installments of their Saturation series in the short time of one year, which gathered them an international fanbase eager to see their live performance.

    The band spent the end of August/early September of this year living in Abbey Road, London to record their latest project, “Iridescence”. Kevin Abstract, the founder of the group, told BBC Radio, “We’re making iridescence right now at Abbey Road. We started from scratch and were like, ‘Let’s make an album in 10 days and put it out next month,’-the way we like to make music is we’ll announce a project when there are zero songs, and then we take that pressure and try to make an album really fast.”

    And the pressure clearly paid off- the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, marking their first chart-topping project. Shortly after the release of the project, the group gave their hyped fanbase a wish come true, and they headed on their national tour.

    In their 3 day stay at NYC, Brockhampton made sure that every person in one of the loudest cities in the world knew that they were there. With 3 packed shows at Terminal 5 and an appearance on Jimmy Fallon that landed them attention from Rolling Stone, the band is sure to attract even more attention throughout the remainder of their tour.

     

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    Off White Just Became the Hottest Brand in Fashion

    When we think about the past few years of fashion, names such as Gucci and Balenciaga jump to the top of our heads with their stand out success in the market both through music mentions and street styles on artists- but according to Lyst’s quarterly ratings, both brands are no longer untouchable. Virgil Abloh, one of the most respected and prestigious designers in the industry, has brought Off-White to being both nominated for the Fashion Awards “Brand of the Year”, as well as being named Lyst’s “Hottest Fashion Brand in the World”.

    And the title isn’t something that’s simply handed. The data collected to find the hottest fashion brand in the world is quite extensive and international. The survey, which is conducted every 3 months, analyses the shopping behaviors of over 5 million people internationally, looking at how they search, browse and what they actually buy across 12,000 designers and online stores. The formula takes into account Google search data, rates, and sales as well as, for the first time, looking at brand mentions and engagement statistics on social media. With Virgil Abloh’s insane rise from interning in 2009 at Fendi, to his latest collab preview with Louis Vuitton released earlier this week, we’re left to question- is it Virgil Abloh’s world and we’re just living in it?

     

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    Whitney Houston Exhibition Just Opened It’s Doors

    A new exhibit is set to open up, honoring the late Whitney Houston, a timeless talent, in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey. The temporary exhibition, entitled, “Whitney!”, opened its doors on October 19th at the Grammy Museum.

    The exhibit consists of more than 60 artifacts to share the story of Houston’s personal life and journey to a very public career. The collection ranges from photos and scrapbooks to awards, stage costumes, and other valuables that belonged to the late artist. Most notably, Houston’s 1993 Grammy Award for her single, “I Will Always Love You” will be on display.

    “Whitney Houston is basically a chapter in the ongoing story of how New Jersey in general, and Newark in particular, connect to the great American music story,” said Bob Santelli, founding executive director of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. “And what you have in Whitney Houston is maybe the biggest shining light. It’s important to know.”

    The “Whitney!” exhibit runs in  Newark until mid-spring of 2019.

     

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    Diddy contributes $1 Million to Open a New School in the Bronx

    Diddy’s opening his third charter school and wants everyone to know that education is his passion. The artist took to Instagram to pledge 1 million dollars towards opening the third Capital Preparatory charter school, this time in the Bronx. Diddy’s dedication to schooling proved to be very successful back in 2016 when he launched another charter school in Harlem. Diddy’s dedication to the project is “about educating our children, bringing them up as leaders.”

    “I know from my own experience that receiving a great education makes a huge impact on a child’s future. I want our kids to have access to everything they need to succeed, in school and life,” he wrote on the Instagram post. Prep says that its mission is to provide “historically disadvantaged students with the college and career readiness skills needed to become responsible and engaged citizens for social justice.”

    To check out Diddy’s full Instagram post, check out https://www.instagram.com/p/BpSeSncDux2/

     

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    J Lo and Bad Bunny Tease Latest Collaboration

    Bad Bunny and J Lo just let us know they have a new collab on the way… and it’s reported to be the most fire track to end off 2018. J Lo teased the collab by posting a video on Instagram of her on set of the music video shoot. Lopez posted the video on Friday from the set of a music video captioned “#musicanueva @badbunnypr.” The song, an upbeat dance track with both artists delivering Spanish vocals, can be heard in the background.

    Bad Bunny’s US-based collabs have been a major hit throughout the summer, with his hit song “I Like It” with Cardi B topping the charts all summer long, and his latest track with Drake, “MIA” leading the charts for October so far. When asked about his collab with Drake, Bad Bunny said, “We spoke about everything, I don’t speak English well, but after a few drinks you can speak any language. We spoke about music, basketball, everything.”

    Lopez hasn’t been shy to top hit collabs this year either, with her latest collab team being both Cardi B and DJ Khaled for the Tommy Brown-assisted “Dinero.”

     

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    Cardi B gives back to Brooklyn Public Housing

    With the cold weather hitting suddenly in New York City, Cardi B took it into her own hands to make sure families in Brooklyn could keep warm. The Invasion of Privacy star handed out hundreds of free coats and sneakers to a public housing complex called Marlboro Housing in Brooklyn. Fans stood in line for hours for a chance to see the star, who arrived around 8:30 following her latest shoot.

    “I didn’t know it was gonna be so big,” Cardi B told WABC. “My homeboy Chuck, he told me, ‘Hey, let’s give out coats to our community, I know somebody who wants to give out coats in Marlboro,’ and I said, ‘I’m pulling out, what’s up?’” In a post on Instagram, Cardi said that she “can’t wait” to put on a similar event in her home borough of the Bronx in the future.

     

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    FILA x Schott NYC collab set to release in November

    Athleisure has met it’s latest power duo with the FILA x Schott NYC collab. With FILA remind us how it built its household name for sporting wear with its recent collab with Fendi, consumers are looking for ways to rep their brand in a variety of styles. By collaborating with leather experts Schott NYC, FILA is allowing style to collab with motorsport performance and the latest youth culture.

    The collection itself is fully inspired by biker sport racing wear, replicating similar stripe and color patterns. The jacket styles vary through racing, bomber, and shearling all tapered with a collab logo of both FILA and Schott NYC.

    The full capsule is set to be released in November. To watch the video release of the collab, check out https://vimeo.com/296046875

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    Lil Wayne Releases “Uproar” Visuals

    Lil Wayne’s latest video drop has just released for hit song “Uproar” off his latest album, Tha Charter V. The visuals feature Lil Wayne and Swizz Beatz (the single’s producer) bathed in red light. The video showcases a dance crew introducing the latest dance craze, Wayne’s #UproarChallenge dance. The dance was initiated by comedian Shiggy, who also appears in the video. Kid Pat and Fatboy SSE also make appearances.

    The video’s success is no surprise considering the waves Lil Wayne has been making on the charts recently. The Carter V debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums charts, and, in addition, the artist is only 2 weeks removed from winning the BET Hip-Hop Award’s version of the lifetime achievement award.

    Check out Weezy F.’s latest track on Vevo or Youtube with the links below.

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ2juiyXk-s

     

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    Not in Kansas Anymore: Virgil Abloh x Louis Vuitton’s first London Pop-Up

    The first pieces from the long-awaited launch of Off Whites Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton collection were released to the public at a pop-up space in Mayfair, London this past weekend. The full collection is set to release to the public internationally as part of the brand’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection.

    The 2,000 square foot spanned townhouse space was decked out with the LV monogram in a rainbow of colors, set to motifs of the wild forests and poppy fields of The Wizard of Oz. The ready-to-wear, which ranges from tailoring to hoodies, and soon-to-be cult accessories, are displayed in a transparent box printed with the LV monogram. Standout pieces include the playful Yellow Brick Road sweater, luxury functional monogram pouch holster vest, and reimagined Millionaire sunglasses.

    Attendees of the October 19th ribbon cutting included household names of fashion/entertainment Idris Elba, Rami Malek, Rita Ora, and Frank Ocean. Customers are able to book an appointment to attend the pop-up via ticketing.louisvuitton.com until October 25.

    And when it comes to Virgil Abloh’s further collabs with Louis Vuitton: he’s got one message he wants you to know this brand is about everyone. “They will be able to identify who the models are, what they do. It’s about giving them an identity, about them no longer being anonymous bodies. There’s a map of where they live in the world, and where their parents came from. I thought that works, you know, with the idea of Louis Vuitton and travel.”

     

     

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    Tyler, the Creator signs TV Deal with Sony

    Tyler the Creator’s about to take over your TV screens after signing a first look deal with Sony Pictures TV. The 27-year-old rapper and his producing partner Lionel Boyce are developing projects for television and digital platforms, both scripted and unscripted, for Sony under their Bald Face Productions shingle.

    In a press release about the latest project, Sony Pictures President Jeff Frost said “To be partnering with the creative genius of Tyler, the Creator and Lionel Boyce is a dream come true for us as we’ve long been fans of their work. Tyler’s unconventional ingenuity is unparalleled, and we are excited about the prospect of what we can create together.”

    Odd Future star Tyler the Creator issued his statement on the project as well, letting us know he’s staying true to himself even as he expands on to television: ““Tacos are great with bar-b-que sauce, I’m excited.”

     

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