J. Cole Calls SoundCloud Rappers ‘Exaggerated Versions Of Black Stereotypes’

J. Cole didn’t pull any punches on “1985 (Intro To ‘The Fall Off’)”. The KOD closer finds the Fayetteville rapper taking shots at anonymous rappers who glorify stereotypical portrayals of African-Americans. Many people think Cole’s subliminals are for Lil Pump or Smokepurpp. However, in a new Vulture profile, Cole reveals his critique is meant for a variety of people.

“It’s really a ‘shoe fits’ situation — several people can wear that shoe,” Cole said. “Why you yelling at your show? You must feel attacked in some kind of way, must feel offended, and if you feel offended, then that means something rings true, something struck a chord. That’s cool with me. That’s all I ever want to do.”

Cole made a more pointed statement later in the interview about the caricatures many SoundCloud rappers paint of the black community.

“If you exclude the top three rappers in the game, the most popping rappers all are exaggerated versions of black stereotypes,” the Kids on Drugs rapper continued. “Extremely tatted up. Colorful hair. Flamboyant. Brand names. It’s caricatures, and still the dominant representation of black people, on the most popular entertainment format for black people, period.”

On “1985,” Cole describes why he believes a white audience wants to see negative portrayals of black and brown artists.

But have you ever thought about your impact?
These white kids love that you don’t give a fuck
‘Cause that’s exactly what’s expected when your skin black
They wanna see you dab, they wanna see you pop a pill
They wanna see you tatted from your face to your heels
And somewhere deep down, fuck it, I gotta keep it real
They wanna be black and think your song is how it feels

Recently, Cole has released two videos from KOD — “A.T.M.” and “Kevin’s Heart.” Both songs see the Dreamville rapper taking a close look at the addictive qualities of money, sex, and drugs. It’s safe to say Cole has a message to tell and he isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

Palace & adidas Pop Up at the Pool

Palace and adidas have linked up once again for their annual spring basics, consisting of slides, towels, shorts and an assortment of tees.

These particular slides appear in three iterations, featuring grey, white, and black offerings. Each style features a trio-tonal stripe design, while a tonal all-over Palace logo colors the rest of the upper strap. Now the hardest part is figuring which pair matches your poolside essentials.

The Palace x adidas Originals Collection is expected to release April 27 at Palace locations and online.

Palace x adidas Originals Collection

Release Date: April 27, 2018

Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection
Palace x adidas Originals Collection

Morning Bop: I Could Honestly Listen To The Veronicas “4ever”

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Fashion Girl of Today:I got wings

I got wings
by RuxandraIoana

Vans Custom Culture Returns with Big Prize

Supporting the youth, Vans Custom Culture is back and they’ve just announced their list of semi-finalists.

50 schools in all, the winner will take home $ 75,000 for their school’s art program. Voting is live now until May 4th with your chance to vote here.

Created in an effort to fight against budget cuts across the country pulling cash from the arts, this contest that has been running for years sees one school scoring the top prize while four runner-ups bring in $ 10,000 each.

Check out some of the applicants below.

Morning Bop: Hit The Road In The “Backseat” With Bali Baby

Welcome to Morning Bop: each AM, we’ll be providing you with a blast of the latest music news headlines along with the perfect song you need to start your day. Tuesday’s #MorningBop is “Backseat” by Bali Baby because it’ll rev you all the way up.

While you crank that up, here are three trending news stories to keep tabs on today:

  1. Watch this behind-the-scenes footage from the filming of Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left To Cry” video

    Can Dave Meyers direct my life too?

  2. Tyler, the Creator is dropping more GOLF le FLEUR* kicks

    The “Mono” collection will be available at Converse on April 26.

  3. Janelle Monáe is going on an official U.S. headlining tour

    Tickets for the Dirty Computer Tour go on sale starting May 4!

Fashion Girl of Today:Get busy

Get busy
by RuxandraIoana

Nike Air Max 90/1 “University Red” Releasing Soon

Hybrid sneakers aren’t exactly a science. Sometimes they work and other times they don’t. Nike, for the better part of the last two years, has grown extremely proficient at melding iconic styles together to evoke newness. They’ve come to understand what sneakers to join and how exactly to pair them together.

The Nike Air Max 90/1 is about as subtle a hybrid as you’ll see. Not nearly as overt as, say, the Air VaporMax Plus, this matrimony pits an Air Max 1 upper above Air Max 90 tooling with relative ease. There’s very little that feels contrived here; someone partial to either shoe could still appreciate this one as they feel right at home in traditional mesh and suede fabrication alongside OG blocking.

Initial reports pinned the Nike Air Max 90/1 “University Red” for a fall 2018 release. However, it appears the shoe may drop before climate returns to a chill. Stay tuned for more on this impending release.

Nike Air Max 90/1

Colorway: White/University Red/Neutral Grey-Black

Nike Air Max 90/1 "University Red"
Nike Air Max 90/1 “University Red”
Nike Air Max 90/1 "University Red"
Nike Air Max 90/1 “University Red”
Nike Air Max 90/1 "University Red"
Nike Air Max 90/1 “University Red”
Nike Air Max 90/1 "University Red"
Nike Air Max 90/1 “University Red”
Nike Air Max 90/1 "University Red"
Nike Air Max 90/1 “University Red”

Morning Bop: Kehlani Is “The Way” To A Good Day

Welcome to Morning Bop: each AM, we’ll be providing you with a blast of the latest music news headlines along with the perfect song you need to start your day. Monday’s #MorningBop is “The Way” by Kehlani featuring Chance The Rapper because she is the voice of reason that we need right now.

While you crank that up, here are six trending news stories to keep tabs on today:

  1. Rico Nasty casually drops a video for “Hit That”

    Rihanna needs to hire her as a brand ambassador for Fenty pronto.

  2. Le1f casually surprise dropped an EP

    Blue Dream is giving me LIFE.

  3. Rihanna announces her lingerie line Savage x Fenty

    Blaming my brokeness on Robyn.

  4. Scarlett Johansson and Pete Yorn are releasing a joint EP

    Apart arrives on June 1 via Capitol Music Group.

  5. Xiu Xiu and Mitski collaborate on “Between The Breaths”

    The song is featured on the soundtrack for the film How To Talk To Girls At Parties.

  6. Leon Bridges shares new song “Beyond”

    Good Thingis out on May 4 via Columbia Records.

Fashion Girl of Today:Tip Pon It

Tip Pon It
by RuxandraIoana

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