Hypebeast Alert: Supreme Unveils New Nike SB Dunk Low Sneaker Collaboration

Supreme Hyper Blue Nike SB Dunk Low Sneaker

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We are only a couple of days into the new year and we already have our first hyped shoe release. Two of your favorite brands are partnering once again for the culture.

Supreme Hyper Blue Nike SB Dunk Low Sneaker

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As spotted on High Snobiety Supreme has announced a new drop with Nike. Coming our way is a SB Dunk Low. It features a Hyper Blue colorway throughout the classic silhouette. Gold stars live on the quarter panels which is a nod to their memorable Dunk High from the 2003 season. Additionally gold detailing complements the stars via the “NIKE” embroidered heel, “NIKE”-branded tongue tag, and “SUPREME” dubraes. In terms of materials we get a crocodile embossed leather for blue portion throughout the shoe.

According to the story this is one of many Supreme and Nike collaborations slated for 2021. Stay tuned for pricing and release dates.

Supreme Hyper Blue Nike SB Dunk Low Sneaker

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M Missoni, Yoox Debut Exclusive Collaboration

Looks from the M Missoni x Yoox collaboration. 
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M Missoni and Yoox will unveil an exclusive capsule collection on Friday consisting of 11 pieces, the first in a long-term partnership. Titled “Reuse, Remix, Respect,” the capsule promotes a conscious approach, utilizing sustainable and repurposed materials such as sustainable Lurex cut into sweatshirts and jersey T-shirts with colorful graphics, FSC viscose fashioned into a black jumpsuit, and Missoni-stock raschel serving as appliqué on a sweatshirt. The collection is not entirely sustainable, and includes dresses, skirts and trousers in reimagined signature chevron patterns. Prices range from $ 75 to $ 360.
This marks the first collaboration from Margherita Maccapani Missoni as creative director of M Missoni, who noted the importance of social responsibility, especially given the COVID-19 crisis: “Both M Missoni and Yoox are committed to sustainability initiatives and developments in the industry. We aim to build evergreen relationships with projects which, like ours, respect communities and share values.” She continued by saying “the crisis is affecting our daily lives and the habits of almost everyone, but is also an opportunity to reassess our values, to get in touch with our real needs and realize our fortunes, to slow down and to change our minds.”

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Rhude and Clot Team on Double Happiness Collaboration

Los Angeles-based label Rhude and streetwear and lifestyle brand Clot have teamed up on a collaboration launching May 29 at Juice, Clot’s fashion and lifestyle store.
The capsule, titled “Double Happiness,” merges Rhude’s California sensibility with Clot’s streetwear ethos. The eight-piece collection, ranging in price from $ 166 to $ 708, is composed of short- and long-sleeve T-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, a tracksuit and a hat featuring dual branding and designs like crosses, checker patterns and dragons with phrases like “Malibu, Hong Kong,” “seven blows of dragon” and the collection title.
Founded by Edison Chen and Kevin Poon in 2003, Clot has collaborated with companies such as Nike Inc., Jordan, Visvim, Fragment Design, Stüssy, Medicom Toy, and The Coca-Cola Co., among others. The founders also operate Juice stores in Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Chengdu, L.A. and the brand’s home city, Hong Kong.
Rhude founder Rhuigi Villaseñor is also expanding his list of collaborators that includes Puma and Thierry Lasry. The brand participated in Nordstrom and Union’s Concept 005: Union & Company pop-up with Jordan, Fear of God, Marni, Reigning Champ, No Vacancy Inn and Cactus Plant Flea Market, among others.
“I love China. This collaboration was so important to me, to represent unity between both cultures and spread

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Lizzo Partners With Quay for Eyewear Collaboration

Grammy winner Lizzo and Australia-based eyewear company Quay are unveiling the Quay x Lizzo collection of eyewear and accessories. The collection is available online today at Quay.com.
To support the launch, Quay is partnering with Lizzo and hunger-relief charity Feeding America, donating one million meals through a Buy One. Get One. Give 100 Meals program. From today through May 25, customers can buy any pair of eyewear from Quay.com, get another pair of their choice for free, and Quay will help provide at least 100 meals per purchase to people struggling with hunger. Together with Lizzo, Quay has committed to donating one million meals through Feeding America.
Jodi Bricker, chief executive officer of Quay, said she chose Lizzo as the face of the “Confidence is Quay” campaign for several reasons. “We see Lizzo as an icon of confidence, self-love, and self-expression. She speaks her truth and, in doing so, empowers all of us to do the same. Confidence, self-expression, and authenticity are at the core of everything we do at Quay, and we’re excited to partner with someone who owns that and stand together to help the underserved community through Feeding America.”
For her part, Lizzo wanted to work with Quay because of

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Market Moments: New Balance x Staud Collaboration

For Sarah Staudinger’s first steps into activewear, the Staud designer partnered with New Balance to design an optimistic collection that launched exclusively on both brands’ web sites on May 14. The collection includes 20 styles across activewear-cum-ready-to-wear and accessories.
The designer focused on color grouped sets (green, pink and blue) and color-blocked details in ponte and nylon fabrics to infuse Staud’s West Coast, playful and feminine design ethos with the East Coast brand’s heritage — for instance, the collaboration’s colorful take on the classic 997 sneaker, offered at $ 230 for pre-order.
The collection marries function with fashion — crop tops, biker shorts and tights incorporate New Balance’s newly launched NBSLEEK (lightweight, four-way stretch fabric technology) in modern silhouettes inspired by images of Princess Diana leaving the gym and Susan Sarandon wearing New Balance sneakers in Cannes in 1978. Sportswear and bags (a triple-tote gym bag and classic nylon duffel with twisted knot handles) range from $ 60 to $ 180. Staudinger described the collaboration as “feminine, cool and timeless.”

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Billie Eilish-Takashi Murakami Collaboration Details Revealed

Uniqlo has revealed more details about its UT collaboration between pop star Billie Eilish and contemporary artist Takashi Murakami.
News of the collaboration was revealed last week.
The collection, which hits uniqlo.com on May 25, will retail from $ 9.90 to $ 14.90 and be available in a range of women’s, men’s and kids’ sizes. Women’s sizes range from XXS to XXL, men’s goes from XS-3XL and kids goes from 3Y to 13Y. The line will also be available in some retail stores when they reopen, beginning May 29.
Among the looks are graphics that combine Eilish’s symbol, Blohsh, and Murakami’s iconic flowers. Designs also highlight a collage of Eilish’s photos, a sketch taken from her music video and a UT-original Billie Eilish logo.

A T-shirt from the Billie Eilish-Takashi Murakami collaboration. 

John C. Jay, president of global creative for Uniqlo, said, “Two of the most influential global creators come together as a new expression of art for all.”
Eilish became friendly with Murakami after they messaged each other on Instagram. The pair created the music video for Eilish’s song, “You Should See Me in a Crown,” with Murakami drawing on Eilish’s ideas to animate it in his own style. The video has attracted more than 68 million

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Billie Eilish, Takashi Murakami Team Up for Uniqlo Collaboration

Billie Eilish and Takashi Murakami have teamed up for a limited-edition T-shirt collaboration for Uniqlo that will be released later this month.
The UT collection will showcase the artistic perspectives of the two through graphics combining their styles, which were exclusively designed for Uniqlo.
Murakami, founder and president of Kaikai Kiki Co., directed Eilish’s 2019 music video, “You should See Me in a Crown.”
Eilish released her double-platinum debut album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” in March 2019. The album of the year made its debut at number one on the Billboard 200 in the U.S., as well as 17 countries around the globe. It was the highest-selling debut album of 2019 and the biggest North American debut of the decade.

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The 18-year-old singer and songwriter collaborates on her music with her brother Finneas. She has won five Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, two Guinness World Records, three MTV Video Music Awards and one Brit Award.
A spokeswoman for Uniqlo said details about the collaboration will be released next week.
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Legends Launches Mamba Collaboration Collection

California-based ath-leisure label Legends has launched its Mamba x Legends collaboration collection, a partnership between the brand and Mamba & Mambacita Sports Academy in honor of Kobe and Gianna Bryant.
The 10-piece collection is comprised of sportswear and apparel such as T-shirts, hoodies and athletic shorts and socks, all bearing the Legends and Mamba & Mambacita Sports Academy logos and ranging in price from $ 20 to $ 105.
Legends has been the official apparel provider for Mamba & Mambacita Sports Academy since the program’s launch in 2018. Previously, only members and athletes affiliated with the program received the apparel, but this launch, which is a limited release of 1,000 units in total, is the first time the branded apparel is available to the public.
The brand decided to launch now to boost morale for the global basketball community that was deeply impacted by death of the Bryants and their fellow passengers from the helicopter accident in January, as well as the suspension of the NBA season due to the coronavirus. The collection is intended to celebrate the Bryants’ lives, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Mamba & Mambacita Sports Academy.

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EXCLUSIVE: Christelle Kocher Talks Pucci Collaboration and Taking Her Brand Global

PARIS — Christelle Kocher’s Paris-based brand is gaining an Italian accent.
Between her collaboration with Emilio Pucci, set to bow in Milan today, and her recent alliance with entrepreneur Renzo Rosso’s fashion group OTB, the French designer is leveraging her connections across the Alps to propel her Koché brand into a new phase of expansion.
Hot on the heels of her prestigious ANDAM Grand Prize and collaborations with Nike and Converse last year, she is the first designer to be invited by Pucci to interpret its rich heritage, as part of a new strategy aimed at fostering creativity and innovation at the house, founded in 1947 in Capri.
Kocher, known for her guerrilla-style fashion shows melding sportswear influences with couture-inspired techniques, is no stranger to the brand’s history.
“I love reading the biographies of designers and I read about the life of Emilio Pucci years ago,” she said in an interview at her design studio, located on a cul-de-sac in the multicultural district of Ménilmontant in Paris. An aristocrat, Olympic skier and air force pilot, Pucci pioneered a lifestyle approach to fashion.
“He was a real character, and I think his approach was very modern. His brand was founded on comfortable jersey clothes, which was very

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Moncler, Rick Owens Collaboration Not What You Would Expect

BUS STOP: After the rumor mill had paired the name of Rick Owens and Moncler for months – speculation waved away by the fashion group –  the designer and the fashion group confirmed a collaboration on Tuesday. This time, however, it is not in the same vein as the other Moncler Genius partnerships.
Owens admitted Moncler had approached him for a collaboration, and that he “took advantage of the moment to ask them to do something different.”
The project involved customizing a tour bus for Owens and his wife Michèle Lamy for a road trip from Los Angeles Airport to American artist and sculptor Michael Heizer’s ranch in Nevada.
“Heizer had invited us to see his monumental land art piece City, 48 years in the making…and I hadn’t been to the West Coast since I moved to Europe 18 years ago,” said Owens. “I was kind of thinking of Joseph Beuys traveling to the U.S. from Germany in the Seventies, landing at JFK, being wrapped in felt and taken by ambulance to his N.Y. gallery to live with a wild coyote for 3 days in his installation ‘I Like America and America Likes Me,’ and then going straight back to Germany the same

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Rixo Celebrates Collaboration With House of Christian Lacroix in London

LOUD COLLAB: A string octet was almost inaudible when the fashion crowd poured in the ballroom of the Kimpton Fitzroy London on Saturday, where buzzy contemporary label Rixo unveiled its collaboration with the house of Christian Lacroix.
A lavish, Marie-Antoinette-inspired  celebration complete with  candelabras, floral arrangements and pastel-toned canapés and drinks framed the presentation of the see-now-buy-now, limited-edition capsule collection, which has been in works for a year.
“It’s a total dream come true. They e-mailed us actually a year ago and we literally thought it was a junk, spam e-mail. We thought ‘This can’t be true, this is the stuff that we usually look out for inspiration’,” said Orlagh McCloskey, who with co-founder Henrietta Rix made her penchant for vintage-inspired pieces and colorful prints the raison d’être of the brand.
“At just four years into Rixo, it’s amazing to see how open and forward-thinking our favorite historic fashion house is to collaborating with an emerging contemporary brand,” added Rix.

A look from the Rixo x House of Christian Lacroix collection 
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The founders delved in the French fashion house’s vintage fabric archives to rework colorful patterns to splash on Rixo’s signature fluid and easy-to-wear dresses. The collaboration resulted in an energetic and credible

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Eckhaus Latta and Ugg Throw an L.A. Dinner Party in Honor of Their Collaboration

“You can see my house from here,” said L.A. native Este Haim on a summit of Montecito Heights overlooking Los Angeles on Wednesday night. Leave it to Eckhaus Latta to showcase someplace new, a part of town in Northeast L.A. — east of Echo Park — unfamiliar to most. “You can also see the high school I went to. This view doesn’t suck.”
The bicoastal brand, founded in New York City by Zoe Latta and Mike Eckhaus in 2011, was throwing an al fresco dinner party to celebrate their recent collaboration with Ugg.
“We listened to a lot of techno in the car,” she said of the ride over with sisters and Haim bandmembers, Danielle and Alana Haim. “We listened to a bunch of Eiffel 65. And do you remember Rockell? She was a late-Ninties techno artist. When we’re on our way to a party or dinner, we like to put on music that helps inform the vibe of the night to come.”
“These are my sisters,” she continued, as Danielle and Alana appeared. The three were donning the same outfit, head to toe.
“It’s legitimately the same garment,” said Este. “We had the opportunity to, and we just kind of grabbed the bull

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Rhude’s Rhuigi Villaseñor Celebrates First Puma Collaboration at Kith in L.A.

Off the heels of Rhude’s Paris Fashion Week debut last month, Los Angeles-based designer Rhuigi Villaseñor commemorated his upcoming collaboration with Puma by throwing a party at Kith on Saturday evening.
“I wanted to celebrate silhouettes that already existed, but amplify that and bring it to an audience that doesn’t necessarily understand the heritage of Puma, while incorporating my own twist,” said Villaseñor in a sit-down with Kith’s Ronnie Fieg inside the Los Angeles location of the trendy retail store on Sunset Boulevard. “I’m in a space where I feel like I can concur that. It’s for the new age.”
In front of an audience that included singer Miguel and former New York Giants player Victor Cruz, Villaseñor shared that he wasn’t initially sold on the idea of working with the sportswear company. A conversation with Puma’s global director of brand and marketing, Adam Petrick, changed his mind.
“It was about­­ –– just life and what’s happening in society, and I felt that he took a stand,” said Villaseñor. “It’s important to take a stand…We talked about gun violence and different things that I personally care about…I thought it was larger than just a partnership of products. It’s about ethics.”

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Rapper Dave East Releases Diamond Supply Co. Collaboration Ahead of First Single From ‘Survival,’ Out Friday

“I got it tatted on me, ‘born broke, die rich,’” said rising rapper Dave East, lifting his white T-shirt and revealing the cursive letters marked below his navel.
The 31-year-old New York City native, born David Brewster Jr., came from humble beginnings, becoming a Crip as a teen, and later, facing a stint in prison for selling drugs. Following the 2010 release of his first mixtape, “Change of Plans,” and the broader attention that followed with 2014’s “Black Rose,” he’s been forging a different path and is now signed to Def Jam Recordings. With 2.4 million Instagram followers and millions of YouTube hits on each music video (“Perfect,” featuring Chris Brown, has 34 million views alone), East is one to watch.
“Them four words mean everything to me,” he continued. It’s also the title of a 2016 collaborative EP with Philadelphia rapper Kur. “You’re born a certain way, but you don’t gotta die like that.”
All eyes were on the rising rapper as he held court on Fairfax Avenue, smoking a joint in front of Diamond Supply Co., where he celebrated his collaboration with the streetwear and skateboard label on Thursday evening.
Inside the shop, “born broke, die diamond” read the $ 36 T-shirts hanging

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Todd Snyder x Liberty London Has the Best Collaboration of the Summer

Bright, busy, and colorful prints are back this summer. Sinuous, floriferous prints and patterns have come around again, daring men to once again embrace the breezy, flowery blouse as the go-to summer shirt. And thanks to Todd Snyder’s new Liberty Prints collection, you can be among the most sinuous and floriferous at your summer gathering.

Okay, enough of the flowery language. We love floral prints, and are firm in our belief that it takes a confident man to wear them without irony. Of course, bright colors and natural patterns are the ideal summer palette. It’s particularly suited for backyard parties and dockside barbecues. If you think you’re making a bold statement by wearing a flowery shirt, you’re absolutely right. If you believe you’re an original, well, Oscar Wilde might beg to differ.

What’s the History of Liberty London?

Since 1875, Liberty London has been renowned for its signature floral patterns. From the outset, its designs were used in everything from wallpaper to clothing, from eyeglass cases to furnishings. The store’s founder Arthur Liberty sought to collect and curate the finest, most exotic goods from around the world.

From the outset, Liberty’s floral motifs embodied a quintessential Englishness. The company was both an advocate and beneficiary of the Art Nouveau movement. In the 1960s Liberty successfully rebranded its trademark designs into Swinging Sixties-cool, tinged by nostalgia. Today, its familiar-yet-exotic archive of over 45,000 vintage floral designs have been captivating artistic shoppers for nearly 150 years.

“Familiar-yet-exotic” perfectly captures the spirit of Todd Snyder’s legendary collabs. Todd has never hesitated in reaching out to other designers and labels to incorporate nostalgia into modern design. And his Todd Snyder x Liberty London Collection is no exception, with camp collar shirts and shorts that showcase this irresistible handiwork.

It’s not a huge selection, with just three prints in both shirts and shorts. But the Todd Snyder x Liberty London Collection is guaranteed to make a splash at any summer gathering—as long as you wear it with confidence, of course.

Camp Collar Tropical Print in Blue

Fun yet functional, this camp collar shirt is perfect for long days at the shore. 100 percent cotton, it’s got a straight hem and a slim, contemporary fit. We love the versatility of this colorway.

The matching 7-inch Warm Up Shorts ($ 168) are made of gaberdine with a touch of stretch. for comfort and mobility.

GET IT: Pick up the Camp Collar Tropical Print in Blue ($ 158) at Todd Snyder

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Camp Collar Leaves Print Shirt in Pink

A warm weather favorite reinvented. Fun yet functional, this casually refined style has a trim modern fit and versatile convertible collar that’s ready for work or play. Constructed with a vented straight hem and a back locker loop for wrinkle-free hanging, it’s 100 percent cotton.

The matching shorts ($ 168) are made of stretch gaberdine and have a drawstring waist.

GET IT: Pick up the Camp Collar Leaves Print Shirt in Pink ($ 158) at Todd Snyder

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Warm Up Liberty Short in Black

These cotton stitched gabardine 7-inch shorts offer worldly good taste in an exceptionally durable package. The pull-on design of these shorts features an elastic drawstring and two slash pockets. They work equally well on their own with a t-shirt or sweater.

Check out the matching Camp Collar shirt ($ 158).

 

GET IT: Pick up the Warm Up Liberty Short in Black ($ 168) from Todd Snyder

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Kelly Slater on Outerknown’s New Breitling Watch Collaboration, the 2020 Summer Olympics, and More

We caught up with surfing icon Kelly Slater in New York during the launch of the Superocean Heritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown watch, the result of a year-long collaboration between his clothing brand Outerknown and Breitling. Read our full interview below.

Men’s Journal: How did you team up to make this watch happen?
Kelly Slater: Breitling contacted us [Outerknown, the clothing brand Slater co-founded in 2015] about a year ago to talk about this idea and putting together a group of a squad with [pro surfers] Stephanie Gilmore and Sally Fitzgibbons, who are both long-time friends of mine. Breitling really wanted to represent what we mean to our sport, and give us the opportunity to include Outerknown by letting us design the watch bands.


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So what’s unique about the band?
It’s made with Econyl, a yarn made with recycling fishing nets pulled from the ocean and then re-spinning back into a threading. We’ve created jackets that use it so the whole thing can be recycled. That was part of our beginning and why we launched the brand.

Superocean Heritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown caseback
Superocean Heritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown caseback (PPR/Breitling) Courtesy image

You’ve made your own surfboards and wave machines, so what made you get into clothing?
I just knew that something smelled a little fishy in the way clothing was made, so to speak. There was an epiphany moment. I was doing a fast for six days, I was just drinking water and about four or five days into that, I had just the clearest thoughts ever. I thought I’ve got to find out where our clothes are made when I was with another clothing company. I’ve got to find out who makes the clothes and where they’re made and what goes into it, and I need to know that whole thing because it’s provided me with so much in my life and I don’t know really anything about it. So, I started asking questions and I started getting roadblocks.

This sounds like a conspiracy theory.
I would say that it actually is. I went to a guy who worked for that company who was an artist—I’d known the guy for 20 or 30 years and figured he’d tell me. I went to his office, and I said, “Hey, I want to talk to you about something. I feel like I can get the answer from you before anyone else.” And he goes, “I don’t think you’re going to like the answers.” And he literally stood up and went and shut his door to his office and he said, “Alright, you want to talk about this? You’re just not going to like what you hear, because they’re going to buy everything as cheaply as they possibly can and make it for as little as possible, with people who don’t get paid very well, and don’t have a living wage and all that.”

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Breitling Surfers Squad member Kelly Slater wearing his Superocean Heritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown (PPR/Breitling) Courtesy image

You’d think for a clothing brand co-owned by a world-famous athlete, your photo would be plastered all over the website. But it’s not.
There were thoughts of calling it Slater, but I just want it to be about the clothing and more about the ideas than it was about me. My goal was to make good clothes the right way and let that stand the test of time. To me, it was more about creating this brand than it was trying to promote myself. Look, I’m proud of what I’ve done. It’s allowed me to have the access to create this company and get people that believe in the things I believe in and see what this could do in an industry that’s allowed that to happen because of what I’ve done. So, of course, I’m very proud of my accomplishments. I didn’t necessarily want to go and run the risk of being cheesy and “go buy Slater stuff.”

So are you adding clothing designer to your resume?
Well, the Apex Trunk is probably my signature piece because that’s what I live in. I worked on all aspects of the design on that trunk, but I don’t have the time to go in there and work on everything. I’m happy with it being tied to me saying the Apex predator. To me, I want to be a great white shark. When I compete, I want to be that top guy. It’s surprising that it’s not all neon though—when I was a kid everything on my surfboards was all orange and green.

Superocean Heritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown packaging
Superocean Heritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown packaging (PPR/Breitling) Courtesy image

I read that if you compete in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, it might be your last competition?
Yes, I wouldn’t say it would be my last event. I’ll probably still surf events for five years after I compete here and there. But I’m looking at potentially next year being my last full-time competitive year. And if I made the Olympics, then I would probably still compete somewhat consistently in the beginning of that year 2020, just to keep myself fresh and alert on how I need to compete, so I won’t be nervous at that time.


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What does it mean for surfing to make it into the Olympics?
I can clearly see either side of it. I could be totally fine without surfing in the Olympics and I can be totally behind it as well. I see the benefit of it, and I also see that we do have a world tour that determines the best surfer in the world each year over the course of a whole year and all different kinds of conditions and I think the best surfer of the year ends up being a world champion. The pressure that’s put on the Olympics, I think, is really going to make the cream rise to the top, because you’re going to have to be just so confident in your game and what you’re doing, and decisive about that on that day, that somebody who is just a natural is going to win that thing.

Breitling Surfers Squad member Kelly Slater wearing his Superocean Heritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown
Breitling Surfers Squad member Kelly Slater wearing his Superocean Heritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown (PPR/Breitling) Courtesy image

You’ve been known to chase waves around the world. How do you pinpoint where the surf’s going to be?
When I first started, I had no idea. I would wake up in the morning when I was a little kid I’d take the wax off my board and my friends and I would ride our bike as fast as you can down to the beach. And most days in Florida it was nothing. As a kid, I didn’t know what made waves, I just knew that sometimes I’d wake up and the waves are big, and the wind is good. Then as a teenager, I meet a guy named Sean Collins who had a thing called Wave Track, which turned into what is now probably the biggest surf forecasting site in the world called Surfline. I was good friends with him from the time I was about 13 or 14, and he used to show me swell maps and how he would get weather maps from, say, Australia in June and July. He would be able to read what the storms are doing near New Zealand and he would know 10 days later those were going to hit the California coast. So he would have a good idea of size and interval. And then you look at local wind charts to see how it’s going to be affecting the local conditions.


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I started to learn this stuff as a kid and then, through the websites and the apps that those guys have created over the years, it’s basically almost like you can self-teach any of this stuff. You go look at it and you get a good idea about how it works. But luckily there are still a few secrets about how to read them, because I love to go to Fiji and some of the websites will give an incorrect forecast and people don’t understand how to read it. If you know how to read it, it’s really obvious.

Breitling Surfers Squad member Kelly Slater wearing his Superocean Heritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown
Breitling Surfers Squad member Kelly Slater wearing his Superocean Heritage II Chronograph 44 Outerknown(PPR/Breitling) Courtesy image

Once you hang up surfing competitively, what will you be doing?
I would say for probably a year or two I’ll travel more than I do right now. More short [surf] trips, just strike missions, like chase a swell. Right now I’ve been injured for the last year and a bit so I haven’t traveled, I haven’t chased a lot of swells down. But when I’m done competing full-time I’ll just have my eye constantly on what the ocean is doing around the world, and if I see a good swell in Namibia in July, I might go for two days. Last week, I was going to go to the Northwest coast of Africa and surf but I just kind of didn’t have the time.

Who is the next Kelly Slater?
The next guy is a kid name Eli Hanneman from Maui, he’s 15 and he’s unbelievable.

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Frank Ocean and Travis Scott Beefing Over ‘Astroworld’ Collaboration

Sad about Drake and Meek Mill squashing their beef? Don’t worry … Frank Ocean and Travis Scott have you covered, ’cause they’re at each other’s throats over a track on “Astroworld.” Sources close to the singer and rapper…

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From FACT:

Homogenic recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Here’s something I’ve always wondered about that era in your career, as a big Wu-Tang fan: RZA is said to have recorded with you around that time, but the sessions never saw the light of day. What happened?

Ha! You know… I don’t know! I think what happened was… I wanted these kinda Icelandic, volcanic beats, and I was kind of struggling with it. I had done beats on my albums, but it takes me a long time to make them. And sometimes I get impatient and I want other people to do it, so I sit there and describe to them what I want them to do. So, I was in Spain, and Wu-Tang Clan were supposed to come to Spain. RZA was supposed to come. But then months passed. Then the album got finished and I delivered it. Then RZA was like, “I’m ready! Shall I come to Spain?”

Instead, I went to New York. We wrote a couple of songs together. And I just felt… sometimes when you do things and you don’t plan them it’s magic. And I really think what we made was magic. But I think because it wasn’t part of the whole Homogenic thing and it wasn’t part of what Wu-Tang were doing at the time, it was better as an idea, if that makes any sense?

In a later part of the interview, Björk adds that Jay-Z reached out to her to write for one of his songs but for reasons unspoken it never went down.

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2015-03-11-1426091268-852267-MarthaWashSinglecover.jpgWhat do you get when you put the soulful and legendary voice of Martha Wash together with the award-winning remixer and songwriter Tony Moran: A hit! Over the years the duo has made music together that not only found a place on dance floors across the world, but also on the charts. Last year their collaboration “I’m Not Coming Down” reached #2 on the Billboard Dance Club Charts. Now they’re back with a new anthem called “Free People.”

“In a time where people Photoshop their faces because they worry about if they’re too thin or too fat or too ugly or too dark, you should just care about the way you want to look for yourself. You have the power,” Moran says about the song he wrote and produced.

For years Wash has personified the message in “Free People.” From her early days with Sylvester with singing partner Izora Armstead to hits like “Just Us” as Two Tons O’ Fun and then later as The Weather Girls with “It’s Raining Men,” Wash has never let preconceived notions on image stand in her way. She set the music industry on fire in 1991 when she sang the lead vocals on C&C Music Factory’s #1 hit, “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now),” but failed to receive credit because her size was deemed unmarketable. She won a lawsuit, and by speaking up for herself, it is now mandatory for artists to receive rightful credits on albums and music videos.

“Free People,” which is already climbing up the charts, is a continuation of both Wash’s and Moran’s positive outlook on life. Over the years I’ve talked with Wash many times. When I begin asking her questions she starts giggling and says, “Lord, don’t you have enough info?” The fact is no matter how many times you speak to Wash, you always leave feeling inspired and free.

2015-03-11-1426091758-5396898-MarthaWashandTonyMoran.jpgTony, on your Facebook page recently you said of Martha Wash: “She is still undisputed.” What do you like about working with Martha?

Tony Moran: I’ve worked with a lot of artists over the years of all different calibers. She’s been able to find something that defines herself to generations older and younger. I know every time I cut a record with her, something good is going to come out of it.

Martha, what is it about Tony that you love?

Martha Wash: He’s worked with the best over the years and made hits for them. He’s been able to do that year after year. We just go in the studio and talk about what needs to be done and basically do it. We’re comfortable enough with each other that we can read each other and figure out where a song needs to go.

Tony: People are constantly being introduced to her voice. We are basically underdogs working together. It’s not like we have Clive Davis’ staff with us. We’re looking to put out good music in a time where music is in such a state of purgatory with streaming and mashups. The one thing you can really hold on to is an artist’s performance, and Martha has always been there to make herself available.

“Free People” is about being comfortable with yourself. Martha, Tony mentioned how new generations are always discovering your music. What would you like new and old fans to know about you? Who is Martha Wash?

Martha: Just little ol’ me. I’ve been around for a minute. I just like all types of music. Music has been the big mainstay for me as a person and an artist. As a child I could only listen to gospel music. Then as I got to be a teenager, I started listening to the radio, and I learned to appreciate all types of music–rock music, Motown and R&B. I’ve been an artist who doesn’t want to be put into one particular box. Although people know me for doing dance music, I’m always trying to move ahead of that and go into different types of music like my last album “Something Good.” It was pop and rock and people were really surprised I did that, but that was the direction I wanted to go in. I wanted to get out of dance music for a little bit to show people that I did other types of music.

And now you’re back with dance music! What keeps drawing you back in?

Tony: What pulls her back is that I know her address, and I’m there waiting outside wearing a street blanket with new material!

Martha: I’ll do a little bit of that [dance music], but the focus is still on other genres of music or something totally out of the box.

The gay community has consistently supported you, no matter what style you’re singing. Why do you think they have always been there for you?

Martha: I think it really goes all the way back to working with Sylvester and then Two Tons O’ Fun. It’s been good for over 30 years. They have been supportive of Two Tons O’ Fun, The Weather Girls and then the solo career. I’ve always appreciated that.

One of your hit songs is “Carry On.” Over the years how have you managed to do just that during some of the down times?

Martha: Oh, a lot of faith and a lot of prayer! There have been times when I thought of giving up. Then I think, “Okay, so you’re gonna quit; now what are you going to do?” I never came up with an answer, so here I am!

Do you ever get tired of singing “It’s Raining Men?”

Martha: Oh no! No! It’s a song that everybody is waiting to hear. I can do a whole show, but if I don’t sing that song, people get upset!

What is next for you, Martha?

Martha: Probably do some more pop and rock. I have a new song coming out with Evelyn Champagne King and Linda Clifford—The First Ladies of Disco. We recorded a song called “Show Some Love,” and it’s all about positivity. We have to show love to everybody. This world is really kind of crazy. We’ve gotten off the track of being nice to one and other and loving people. You have to show positivity to everybody regardless of who or what they are.

You’ve both always been able to convey that message.

Martha: I try, and you have to love yourself as well. Sometimes when you show kindness to someone else, it makes you feel better about yourself.

Tony: That’s my nature, too. Live and let live. I get so much satisfaction watching other people learning and doing their thing.

“Free People” is available now on iTunes. For more information on Martha Wash visit: www.marthawash.com. For more on Tony Moran visit: www.tonymoran.com
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