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Lil’ Nas X Partnered With Wrangler for New Clothing Collection

Over the weekend, Lil’ Nas X has released his visual to his hit single “Old Town Road” that features Billy Ray Cyrus. To make it ten times better, denim label Wrangler has partnered with Lil’ Nas X to give his fans an exclusive look by curating a collection of blue jeans.

“We’re incredibly excited about the success of ‘Old Town Road’ and our partnership with Lil Nas X. It is another great example of the power music – and in our case, fashion – has to unite and inspire us all,” says Jenni Broyles, VP/GM of Wrangler North America.

He previews a new song called “Closure” on his Instagram, which sounds like an old school classic from the post. Lil’ Nas X name drops the denim brand in one of his lyrics, but the collaboration will be a one to remember. It will range from $39 to $140 on the site by clicking here.

 

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The Best Dressed Celebrities at Met Gala 2019

 

The 2019 Met Gala, an annual fundraiser that benefits the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York, was as flamboyant as ever last night. This year’s theme was “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” named in reference to the pivotal 1964 essay “Notes on Camp” by the late cultural critic Susan Sontag.

Without question, this has regularly become one of the most popular events of the year, where high fashion is on full display, and celebrities from every sector of the entertainment industry gather to show the world their grandiose couture as interpretations of the theme of the night.

Check out The Source‘s top picks last night of the best styled celebrities who hit up Met Gala 2019:

 

 

Lena Waithe and Jean-Raymond

Styled by Pyer Moss

Image: CHARLES SYKES/INVISION/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

 

Janelle Monae

Styled by Christian Siriano / Alexandra Mandelkorn

Image: EVAN AGOSTINI/INVISION/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

 

Jennifer Lopez

Styled by Versace

Image:  AP Images

 

Ciara

Styled by Peter Dundas

Image: EVAN AGOSTINI/INVISION/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

 

Cardi B

Styled By Thom Browne/ Stephen Jones

Image: DAVID FISHER/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

 

Lupita Nyong’o

Styled By Micaela Erlanger

Image: BROADIMAGE/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

 

Nicki Minaj

Styled by Prabal Gurung / Swarovski Crystal / Brother Vellies

Image: DAVID FISHER/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

 

Dapper Dan

Styled by himself (in Gucci)

Image: EVAN AGOSTINI/INVISION/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

 

Tiffany Haddish

Styled By Michael Kors

Image: Image: EVAN AGOSTINI/INVISION/AP

 

Danai Gurira

Styled by Fred Leighton

Image: CHARLES SYKES//INVISION/AP

 

Serena Williams

Styled By de GRISOGONO

Image: CHARLES SYKES//INVISION/AP

 

Ashley Graham

Styled By Dapper Dan

Image: CHARLES SYKES//INVISION/AP

 

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott

Styled By Versace

Image: EVAN AGOSTINI/INVISION/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

 

Regina Hall

Styled By Gucci/Dapper Dan

Image: MATT BARON/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

 

Ava DuVernay

Styled by Prada

Image: EVAN AGOSTINI/INVISION/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

 

21 Savage

Styled By Dapper Dan

Image: EVAN AGOSTINI/INVISION/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

 

Michael B. Jordan

Styled By Coach

Image: MATT BARON/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

 

French Montana

Styled By Gucci

Image: EVAN AGOSTINI/INVISION/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

 

Solange

Styled By Salvatore Ferragamo/Paul Andrew

Image: EVAN AGOSTINI/INVISION/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

 

 

 

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The Estate of Tupac Shakur Celebrates National Poetry Month with a Fan Competition and New Merch Line

The estate of Tupac Shakur is celebrating National Poetry Month with a competition that requests fans to submit poetry detailing the inspiration of the late rapper.

Submissions are required to be in English and be free from any derogatory statement and profanity, along with the promotion of illegal practices.

If you enter the competition and win you will be awarded a merch pack that also celebrates the month of poetry. The new merch collection contains a denim jacket, hoodie, T-shirts, tote bag, pencil set, and a journal. The items showcase Pac’s love for writing.

You can receive full guidelines on the Tupac Poetry Month Competition here.

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Kanye West Drops a New Line of ‘Church Clothes’ at Coachella

On Easter Sunday, tons of people at Coachella and the Hip-Hop community across the globe were at or tuned into Kanye West’s Sunday Service. Taking over the mountain top, Ye brought out dancers, musicians, rapper friends and more, and now you can take the experience with you in the form of merch items.

If you need a fit for a future church service, Kanye brought his fashion taste to the festival in the form of sweats, tees and even church socks. The items are branded with Sunday Service and phrases, additionally, ones that are named “TRUST GOD,” “HOLY SPIRIT” and “Jesus Walks” socks.

The merch items range from $50 to $225. If you are looking for items and didn’t make it to the festival you can grab them online here.

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Nas Rolls Out ‘Illmatic XXV: Memory Lane’ NYC Pop-Up In Celebration of His Debut LP 25 Years Ago

We’ve been in Illmatic 25th anniversary mode all day — peep our Today In Hip-Hop History feature for a breakdown of Esco’s monumental debut album! — but nobody is reveling in the moment more than the man himself. That’s why last night made for an extra special occasion, as Nas returned home to NYC to unveil a new pop-up experience currently on display at Sony Square.


An original copy of The Source Issue No. 55 (April 1994), where Nas gets a perfect Five-Mic rating, sits on display at the ‘Illmatic XXV: Memory Lane’ NYC pop-up.
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Made possible by the good people over at Hennessy, The Pop Up Agency and Certified Classics, the ‘Illmatic XXV: Memory Lane’ experience kicked off Thursday night (4/18) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Illmatic and the rap icon who made it all happen. Nas was on the floor to greet industry insiders, guests and familiar faces from his past, all there equally as fans of his most groundbreaking work of musical art. Joining him in the celebration included Vashtie, Pro Era rapper CJ Fly, Dave East, Rox Brown, Illmatic photographer Danny Clinch, 88 Keys, Ruben Rivera, his brother Jungle and a room-full of other supporters of the Queens-bred Hip-Hop legend. However, the one guest in attendance that probably garnered almost as much fanfare as Nas himself was none other than his The Firm partner in rhyme AZ. Both fellas hung out the entire night side by side, showing a rap unity that brought nothing but positive vibes to the room.

Speaking of the said room, the pop-up itself was completely designed to replicate the Queensbridge circa ’94 setting that is just as important to the story of Illmatic as the words on wax. From a photo booth that let attendees recreate the album cover, to a live painting of it by artist Andre Trenier, everything about the space felt like a time capsule of a moment that many look back on with fond memories.

‘Illmatic XXV: Memory Lane’ at Sony Square NYC (25 Madison Avenue) will see a lot of exciting events for fans in the upcoming weeks. The pop-up itself will be open for eight days, starting today (April 19) and ending Saturday, April 27. On April 23, there will be a special fan screening of Mass Appeal’s 2018 concert film Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop, which should gear up rap heads for his Illmatic 25th Anniversary performance with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Filene Theater/Wolf Trap on July 14. You’ll also be able to shop Illmatic XXV merch — hoodies, tees and headwear are included — in addition to Bleacher Report’s B/R Rewind campaign with Nas, which is also available online.

Take a look at a recap of the ‘Illmatic XXV: Memory Lane’ NYC pop-up launch event below, and stream Illmatic today, tomorrow and all this week:



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The Best Rap T-Shirts Spotted at Coachella 2019

The annual Coachella Festival is one of the greatest live music events of the year, and The Source was on grounds for Weekend 1 to take in all that three days of rap, rock, R&B and everything in between had to offer. While performances are always the highlight of the occasion, nothing compares to the fashion that you’ll spot while jumping from stage to stage.



Jay-Z, Hard Knock Life Tour (1999)
Spotted: De La Soul set, Heineken House


Since Coachella does festival style like no other, we had to test the Hip-Hop knowledge on the scene to see who was properly representing for the culture. Rap tees seemed like the best area to focus on, and we definitely peeped some good ones — vintage De La Soul for the ’80s heads, Hard Knock Life Tour-era Jay-Z for ’90s kids and the absolute standout of them all that mixed early 2000s rap with the infamous Fyre Fest of today — sorry, Ja Rule! — as worn by the brilliant and clearly hilarious Questlove of The Roots. Check for that one specifically above, but the rest that we spotted all weekend long are pretty fresh as well.

Keep scrolling for a style-driven trek through Weekend 1 of Coachella 2019, and see if you can name the era, album or even the year of each rap T-shirt we came across:


De La Soul, ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ (1989)
Spotted: De La Soul set, Heineken House



Snoop Dogg by Topman
Spotted: The Roots set, Heineken House



Lauryn Hill, ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ (1998)
Spotted: Republic Records offsite party, Zenyara



Drake, Assassination Vacation Tour (2019)
Spotted: YG set, Sahara stage



Childish Gambino, exclusive Coachella 2019 merch (2019)
Spotted: YG set, Sahara stage



Tupac x VLONE (2017)
Spotted: YG set, Sahara stage



Death Row Records (1991)
Spotted: YG set, Sahara stage



Kanye West, ‘Yeezus’ Tour (2013)
Spotted: Coachella Ferris Wheel



Travis Scott, ‘ASTROWORLD: Wish You Were Here’ Tour (2018)
Spotted: Lil Pump / Gucci Gang set, Sahara stage



YG, “4Hunnid Pro League” Bowling Shirt by Zumies
Spotted: Gucci Mane & Quavo / Gucci Gang set, Sahara stage



Travis Scott, ‘ASTROWORLD: Wish You Were Here’ Tour (2019)
Spotted: Gucci Mane / Gucci Gang set, Sahara stage



Kanye West, ‘College Dropout’ (2004)
Spotted: Idris Elba DJ set, Yuma tent



Mac Miller, R.I.P. (2018)
Spotted: H.E.R. set, Outdoor Theatre



Snoop Dogg by Urban Outfitters (2016)
Spotted: En route to Kaytranada, Mojave stage



Kanye West, Saint Pablo Tour (2016)
Spotted: H.E.R. set, Outdoor Theatre



Nipsey Hussle, R.I.P. (2019)
Spotted: Ariana Grande set, Coachella Stage



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Lansky Jones of World’s Fair Packs In Merch With Hip-Hop For ‘Dangerfield’ Pop-Up

Dropping merch to coincide with your latest LP is nothing new to the game, and artists today are using it as one of the primary tools for album promo. From digital drops for nine days straight like Travis Scott did for ASTROWORLD, to a more in-person vibe like Kota The Friend did last year in Brooklyn for his Anything EP release pop-up with Fltbys, the end result usually includes good music and something cool to hold onto and a keepsake that sort of preserves the project altogether. A similar situation went down this past weekend in Williamsburg at the Fool’s Gold Recs store, where World’s Fair rapper Lansky Jones popped up with some gear in support of his debut solo record Dangerfield.





Being part of one of the illest underground rap groups out of New York City comes with its fare share of clout to do cool things like this, but stepping out on the solo tip doesn’t come without its reservations. “I wasn’t sure who I was as a solo artist,” Jones recalls while cuts from Dangerfield play over the speakers, adding, “I ultimately wanted to put out to the world that as a rapper you have a platform. I want to utilize mine in a way that’s meaningful.” After feeling, in his own words, “looked over” by an industry that goes through new rap acts like a pack of Tic Tacs, he finally feels ready to drop these new verses and enter a whole new path for his career.

When it comes to the merch add-on, he also understands its importance to the process of pushing a new album, especially on your first rollout. Here’s what he had to say in terms of how streetwear helps to get fans more involved in the new music:


“The merch directly ties into the album because the long-sleeve is called the “Big Allis”; it’s the front cover of the album. The photo is of me on Roosevelt Island where I grew up during my childhood years, and I’m overlooking what was outside my window: the “Big Allis” Ravenswood 30 power plant. It’s an ugly thing to see outside your window at the time, especially because Roosevelt Island wasn’t initially supposed to be residential. It was a prison, then an insane asylum — for me, it was just what I saw everyday. It definitely has a coming-of-age feel.”

— Lansky Jones, World’s Fair

Lansky Jones and executive producer of Dangerfield Paul Wilson


Keep scrolling to see more from Lansky Jones’ Dangerfield pop up, and also to listen to the LP of the same name in its entirety:



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Beyoncé Named Creative Partner in New Venture with adidas

Beyoncé and adidas have announced a new partnership that is set to change the sports world, create opportunities for creators and to initiate business opportunities.

The agreement has named Beyoncé as a creative partner for the brand and will allow for her to develop new signature footwear and apparel, along with a relaunch of her own Ivy Park line with adidas support.

“This is the partnership of a lifetime for me,” said Beyoncé. “adidas has had tremendous success in pushing creative boundaries. We share a philosophy that puts creativity, growth and social responsibility at the forefront of business. I look forward to re-launching and expanding Ivy Park on a truly global scale with a proven, dynamic leader.”

The partnership will work on new productions that range from the world of performance to lifestyle and infuse storytelling into the new collection of items with adidas and the Ivy Park relaunch.

“As the creator sports brand, adidas challenges the status quo and pushes the limits of creativity through its open source approach. Beyoncé is an iconic creator but also a proven business leader, and together, we have the ability to inspire change and empower the next generation of creators,” said Eric Liedtke, Executive Board Member – Global Brands, adidas.

There is currently not a date revealed for the new collection or the relaunch, however, The Source will udpate you as it becomes available.

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adidas Originals x Nite Goods Drop In NYC This Week

To celebrate the April Nite Jogger release coming up next week, a limited-run of collectible items are going to be released to the public through unexpected giveaways across two locations in New York City.

Included in the limited-edition drop will be a custom Nite Jogger bedtime story—Go To Bed, Sneakerhead—and teddy bear counterpart, the NiteBear.

The rare collectibles exist to inspire late-night creators to keep going and to keep dedicating their time to their creative pursuits—even if that means working through til daylight.

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‘Life After Death’ Anniversary Hoodie Release By Biggie’s Daughter T’Yanna Wallace

On March 8th 2019 T’Yanna Wallace, daughter of the Notorious B.I.G., opened the doors of her Notoriouss Clothing store at 503 Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn, NY.
The new boutique is immersed with exclusive pieces from the Notoriouss line along with fresh urban and pop brands including FNTY (Japanese based Urban Wear), Monostarz & Entsrumental(Hip-Hop inspired apparel line).

Today marks 22 years since the posthumous release of her father’s LP Life After Death, so March 25th, 2019 T’Yanna will be releasing the exclusive Life After Death hoodie paying homage to Hip Hop’s G.O.A.T. and her late, great father Biggie Smalls.

Check out the line below , which is available exclusively at Notoriouss clothing or through their online store.



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