Romain-Gavras directs the third visual from Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne album — “No Church in the Wild”. The track features a guest appearance by Frank Ocean while the video was shot on the streets of Prague just last month.
Kanye West’s second run with Nike in the form of the Air Yeezy II is set to release next month with details of the final colorway being recently unveiled. The Platinum colorway is shown here and features hand skived anaconda textured leather quarter panels that are fitted with a debossed Vac-Tech Nike Swoosh. The reptilian inspired spikes on the back are molded to perfection and are complimented with a strap to offer greater symmetry and lock down. The AY II’s take much inspiration from the Nike Air Tech Challenge II tennis shoe outsole and feature iconic Nike Cross Training silhouettes with the addition of the molded forefoot strap.
The detailing on the Air Yeezy II’s is phenomenal with a fine mix of leather, rugged ballistic nylon and soft nubuck. Other more subtle finishings include the hieroglyphic writing that spells out ‘YZY’ on a loop strap, as well as the obelisk shaped lace aglet screws, anaconda texture on the eyelets and the Roman numeral ‘II’ fitted leather lace toggle.
The Nike Air Yeezy II’s are set to release on June 9th in both the black and platinum colorways in very limited quantities.
Ahead of a slated Good Friday release, DJ Clue got his hands on G.O.O.D. Music‘s first single — “Mercy”. This is just a day after Ye dropped a solo track in the form of “Theraflu” that’s been the trending for the past 24 hours. Big Sean, Pusha T, Kanye West and 2 Chainz are all on this five-minute banger, though we’re still a shortwhile away from getting an untagged version (Single officially drops via iTunes at Midnight EST). Can’t wait that long? Check a stream of the single below while you still can.
Ahead of G.O.O.D. Music’s Mercy compilation that’s due to drop on Good Friday, Funk Flex lets this cannon loose — Kanye West’s Theraflu. Ye gets a couple things off his chest with DJ Khaled along side ‘em over a Hit-Boy beat that’s sure to blow speakers. A few key shout outs on this one — Kim Kardashian, Wiz Khalifa to name a few. Check out the track below and get ready for MERCY to release this Friday.
Jay-Z & Kanye West are taking their Watch The Throne tour to Europe. Starting in mid-May, the hip-hop duo will kick things off at the O2 Arena in London and travel through some major venues into June. Among the destinations is a two-night stint in Paris, and rightfully so. Complete tour date lineup below.
Kanye West recently linked up with Odd Future’s Frank Ocean and Tyler, the Creator while he was in Australia. The imagery shows the trio at work on music we can’t wait to hear. Enjoy the shots as that’s all we’ve got for now.
Jay-Z and Kanye West have dropped the official video for “Ni**as in Paris,” the most infamous track off their Watch The Throne album which released last year. The video blends footage from their concert tour with a scripted performance and captures the essence of the shows quite vividly. This is dropping just days after Jay put on another memorable concert, this time in the form of a two-show stint at Carnegie Hall. 2012 is looking as promising as 2011 actually was for S dot.
From the comfort of his pad in London, Kanye West went on a three-hour vent session via Twitter discussing several topics which ranged from his early desires to design at a young age to his present-day need to reshape the world’s broken systems. In the process, Kanye announced the launch of his new design company — DONDA — named after his late mother, Donda West, who passed away in 2007. “DONDA is a design company which will galvanize amazing thinkers and put them in a creative space to bounce there dreams and ideas.”
The newly established design company will be comprised of over 22 divisions with a goal to make products and experiences that people want and can afford. The team will consist of architects, graphic designers, directors, musicians, products, A&Rs, writers, publicists, social media experts, app guys, managers, car designers, clothing designers, DJs, video game designers, publishers, tech guys, lawyers, bankers, nutritionists and others. It’s a massive list with conquer-everything-at-once strategy but being the creative genius Mr. West is, we can really see him make some strides in the proper direction.
Here’s episode two of VOYR’s series which gives us a behind the scenes look at Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne tour. This time, Kanye leads the way as he takes a trip down memory lane, visiting his old neigbhorhood and highlighting a few memories in the process.
The music video for Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Otis just premiered on MTV and you can check it out below in case you haven’t peeped it. Watch The Throne is an epic album and this is one heck of a video. Directed by Spike Jonze. Just one thing — What the heck is Aziz Ansari doing? Comedic relief FTW!