The music career of A$AP Rocky is just beginning; however the road to success for Rakim Mayers has not been without its struggles. A$AP Rocky: A$VP documents the growth of the Harlem born young rapper, alongside his brothers, the A$AP Mob.
Flying Lotus and filmmaker Kahlil Joseph present a short film of his forthcoming release Until the Quiet Comes. A short film of the same name that highlights some of the album’s most notable tracks. Featuring Erykah Badu on “See Thru to U”. And two tracks featuring Niki Randa on “Hunger” and “Getting There”.
These lollipops are edible images of the planets of our Universe. You can choose between strawberry and cotton candy flavor and will get a batch of 10 pieces featuring Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. The backs of the pops are black flecked with silver edible glitter that simulates the stars.
Jonathan Mannion‘s career started by shooting Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt album cover, and he has never looked back since. These days, the prolific photographer works on a handful of projects, yet his passion still lies in capturing the heart and soul of hip-hop culture. Yokohama-based Lafayette got in touch with the photographic maestro for a line of collaboration t-shirts. The front print features a photograph of the late, great Christopher Wallace, affectionately known as Notorious B.I.G., inside one of his verses from his famous song, “Unbelievable.”
It’s been 10 years since Clipse dropped Lord Willin’ and to celebrated Play Cloths is creating a limited run of 35 t-shirts with the albums hand drawn artwork of the Pusha T and No Malice. Lord Willin’ is what started it all. The artwork which left a mark on Hip-Hop memory banks featured the hand drawn brothers riding in a drop-top with Jesus Christ in the back seat.
Designed and handdrawn by illustrator Sayori Wada, with key figures include Slick Rick, Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Big L, Public Enemy, Big Pun, J Dilla, the Wu-Tang Clan and many more. The hand drawn masters of ceremony playing cards can be purchased online at the girls apparel label Mynority Classics.
After working on the quality of materials and selection of textures, the specialists in London Undercover present the first series the self explanatory ‘Animal Head’. The series consists of dogs, ducks, eagles, and hares, with a different style of tartan for each subject.
Brothers Ezra and Alex Cimino-Hurt have built a business around the adage “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Their Portland-based company, Case of Base, repurposes old and discarded luggage to create portable sound systems with classic audio components, powered by lightweight Li-on battery packs. They can also be built to customers’ specifications, including input types, amplifier size, power supply and batteries.
The history of the cell phone can be seen as something of an evolutionary chart, measuring the speed of technology as brick-like handhelds give way to multifaceted smartphones. British designer Kyle Bean charts the progression in inventive fashion, creating a series of 3D models that function like Russian nesting dolls. The most primitive model is the bulky Motorola DynaTAC from the 1980s (aka the Zack Morris special), while the end of the line is occupied by the iPhone. In between are seven phones that represent varying epochs in mobile phone technology and design.
Brian Matanda designed the Timeless Capture, The Timeless Capture camera does not have a LCD display on it and the photos are only viewable via an accompanying viewer. Wireless connection enables the two devices to link with each other, and photos are visible when they are in close vicinity. There is a finite memory on the gadget as well, erasing old photos when the memory is full, thus adding more value to each photo taken with this camera.