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Everything We Saw At Kanye West’s Star-Packed Social Experiment In Wyoming

Kanye West is a master of the redemptive arc. As music industry titans filed into Diamond Cross Ranch on a crisp Thursday evening, the façade wasn’t hard to peel back. The same critics who claimed West was cancelled after calling slavery “a choice” were now in a bacchanalian haze watching caramel and chocolate horses roam in green tranquility.

For one fleeting night, West did what he does best. He sampled. Only this time the records he smashed together were in service of a social experiment. Where else could your average Wyoming citizen see Scott Disick yell to Kanye, “What’s going on with you?” Yeezy’s listening party did indeed turn “TMZ to Smack DVD.” The celebrity sightings were like a real-life version of Mad Libs unfolding — Jonah Hill chopped it up with Kid Cudi; Kim Kardashian shot the shit with 2 Chainz.

Bizarre, oddly brilliant, and in slightly bad taste, the event was a microcosm for Ye the album. The question that hung over the proceedings like a plague was simple: Was Wyoming our generation’s Jonestown, even if the Kool-Aid was seven soulful beats from the most influential artist of the last decade?

It wasn’t, but thankfully Chris Rock understood the jig. The legendary comedian joked that the crackling bonfire on a normal day would be the site of a Ku Klux Klan cross-burning. The juxtaposition between laughing media personalities and awkward chuckles from Wyoming residents was palpable.

“No black man has taken more advantage of his freedom than Kanye West,” Rock proclaimed through a feedback-drenched microphone. He wasn’t wrong. A collection of 150 people ascended the mountaintop to see if West’s first profession — the music — could win back that “freedom” or present his version of it.

On “Yikes,” Kanye raps, “That’s my bipolar shit, n—a what? / That’s my superpower, n—a ain’t no disability.” Before the album played, the Chicago artist walked the ranch, and seeing him field photo requests from fans and make small talk with various celebrities was akin to Superman facing his Kryptonite. West was cordial, but beneath each forced smile was the pain of an artist in the midst of a rebuild. The circus surrounding a man still battling mental illness made the lyrics even more visceral.

Kanye isn’t all right, but in person it is clear to see he is fighting to be. On “I Thought About Killing You,” West is talking about killing a mysterious person. As I flashed back to earlier that evening, it was clear that he might be talking about himself and the man who almost crumbled an empire with every misguided tweet. With his wife, Kim, by his side, Kanye huddled everyone around the fire to hear his stories of drug addiction, marital woes, and the sonic process of killing one’s demons.

Yeezy has wrought significant damage on the black community. No amount of free drinks, dry brisket, and free merch can change that. Every day millions of African-Americans are fighting for their lives and sadly can’t retreat to the snowy mountains of Wyoming to heal the pain of a country that won’t let them kneel, raise their hands, or speak out against the oppression creeping into their lives.

However, for a couple of hours, Kanye’s social experiment worked. At one point, I stood next to a man who said he taught Kanye kickboxing, and his wife. With a mouthful of ribs, we spoke like we had been friends forever. He remarked how it was amazing that West supposedly invited all of the members of the resort where he finished Ye to the festivities. We discussed his move from Florida to Wyoming and the adjustment it took. Who knows if any of this was true, but the moment wasn’t lost on me.

In Wyoming, the barrier between celebrity and fan dissolved. Before the album played, I walked up to an unassuming man in a grey hoodie. It was Kid Cudi. As my voice trembled, I told the Man on the Moon how his music got me through the pain of death. Scott warmly said, “No, that was always you.” It wasn’t fair to lay that at my idol’s feet, but his kind words perfectly illustrated that we’re not that different from Kanye. We’re all looking for love, whether we are multi-platinum-selling artists or fans disguised as reporters and social critics.

Maybe West wasn’t reborn in the fire Thursday night, but he didn’t need to be. There was never an “old Kanye.” What Cudi said to me could apply just as easily to West: “That was always you.”

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Vince Staples Hates Everything On ‘Get The Fuck Off My Dick’

Today (March 9), Vince Staples released his thesis statement, “Get The Fuck Off My Dick.” The song presents the Long Beach rapper’s current conundrum — Vince Staples the brand has usurped Vince Staples the man.

In a December 2017 interview with Matthew Schnipper for Pitchfork’s In Sight Out podcast, Staples was asked if he was “more famous because of Sprite or because of rapping.” In classic Vince fashion, he was brutally honest.

“Interviews,” said Staples. “I’m more famous for interviews than either one.”

Arguably, fans, critics, and the media fell in love with the Big Fish Theory rapper, because of his sardonic and curmudgeonly persona. But what happens when the antics become bigger than the art?

“Get The Fuck Off My Dick” is a microcosm for how society consumes rap in the digital age. The irony isn’t lost that the same entity Vince attacks on the song — “VMA and Grammy snubbin’, not walkin’ through no clubs” — is the same one writing an article about him.

Over the course of almost four minutes, Vince throws shots at NPR, XXL, his record label Def Jam, fans, and other rappers. Some of the lines are purposefully ironic — “Missed the mark, I think my label need a marketin’ switch” — considering the GoFundMe campaign he launched this week is a perfect example of the viral impact of said marketing.

The absurdity of the situation is that the Ritz Reynolds- and DJ Dahi-produced track is one of Vince’s strongest and catchiest feats to date. However, the fervor for the track might not have been as intense without the surrounding antics. Staples is one of the most gifted artists of his generation, but even he is fighting against the static. Hopefully, “Get The Fuck Off My Dick” cuts through.

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Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star II“Change everything without…

Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star II

“Change everything without changing a thing”

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Drop Everything, the Full Trailer for Game of Thrones Season 6…

Drop Everything, the Full Trailer for Game of Thrones Season 6 Is Here 

Everyone is miserable, and we couldn’t be more excited!

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Everything Kanye West Wore in 2015As far as we can tell. 

Everything Kanye West Wore in 2015

As far as we can tell. 

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Here’s How Much Everything From Adidas’ Yeezy Season 1 Apparel Collection Will Cost

words // Nick DePaula:

When Kanye West first announced that he’d be joining forces with adidas, of course there was interest, intrigue and curiosity leading up to the eventual launch of his first two footwear silhouettes, the polarizing high-top Yeezy Boost 750 and the much more casually adoptable Yeezy Boost 350.

The continuation of Yeezy sneakers was something fans of Kanye’s were excited about all along, but the true point of differentiation for the highly publicized partnership would be an eventual launch of a full apparel collection, all designed and controlled by Kanye. It would appear we’re near that time, as a Yeezy Season 1 editorial was recently published in Japanese style magazine Sense.

The editorial includes full Season 1 style names and pricing information — which, to put it lightly — is a bit startling at first sight. It’s not often you see “Destroyed Sweater” and “$ 2260” on the same line. The lone new footwear for this season is the Yeezy 950, a lug-outsole duckboot priced at $ 510.

It’s worth pointing out that the converted US prices listed below aren’t confirmed by adidas, and may be fluctuating some by the time of the collection’s impending launch this fall. For example, the Yeezy Boost 350 are priced at $ 250 using your standard exchange rate calculator, even though they clearly retailed stateside for only a mere $ 200.

Check out the full assortment of Yeezy Season 1 apparel and footwear below, and let us know your thoughts on the pricing on Twitter. Stay tuned for confirmed and official pricing and launch dates.

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Camo T-Shirt: ¥25,000 JPY (Approx. $ 210 USD)
SFT Sweat Pant: ¥60,000 JPY (Approx. $ 500 USD)
Yeezy 950: ¥61,500 JPY (Approx. $ 510 USD)
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Vest 1: ¥123,000 JPY (Approx. $ 1,025 USD)
Hooded Jacket: ¥204,500 JPY (Approx. $ 1,700 USD)
Long Sleeve Crew: ¥52,000 JPY (Approx. $ 430 USD)
SFT Long John Pant: ¥57,500 JPY (Approx. $ 480 USD)
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Coat: No Pricing Information (Heads up: A lot)
Undestroyed Sweater ¥163,500 JPY (Approx. $ 1,360 USD)
Tab Bottom Pant: ¥61,500 JPY (Approx. $ 510 USD)
Yeezy 950: ¥61,500 JPY (Approx. $ 510 USD)
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Destroyed Sweater ¥272,500 JPY (Approx. $ 2,260 USD)
FJ 3/4 Short ¥41,000 JPY (Approx. $ 340 USD)
Yeezy 950: ¥61,500 JPY (Approx. $ 510 USD)
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Long Fur Coat: ¥368,000 JPY (Approx. $ 3,060 USD)
Jersey Tank: ¥19,500 JPY (Approx. $ 160 USD)
Tab Bottom Pant: ¥61,500 JPY (Approx. $ 510 USD)
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Coach Jacket: ¥259,000 JPY (Approx. $ 2,150 USD)
Long Sleeve Crew: ¥52,000 JPY (Approx. $ 430 USD)
SFT Long John Pant: ¥57,500 JPY (Approx. $ 480 USD)
Yeezy 950: ¥61,500 JPY (Approx. $ 510 USD)
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Thin Camo Jacket: ¥170,500 JPY (Approx. $ 1,420 USD)
Jersey Tank: ¥19,500 JPY (Approx. $ 160 USD)
Boucle Pant: ¥123,000 JPY (Approx. $ 1,025 USD)
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Camo Trenchcoat: ¥300,000 JPY (Approx. $ 2,500 USD)
Thermal Long Sleeve: ¥42,500 JPY (Approx. $ 350 USD)
FJ Sweatpant: ¥49,500 JPY (Approx. $ 410 USD)
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Vest 1: ¥23,000 JPY (Approx. $ 190 USD)
Basic hoodie: ¥57,500 JPY (Approx. $ 477 USD)
Long Sleeve Crew: ¥52,000 JPY (Approx. $ 431 USD)
SFT Long John Pant: ¥57,500 JPY (Approx. $ 477 USD)
Yeezy 950: ¥61,500 JPY (Approx. $ 510 USD)
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Long Shearling: ¥477,000 JPY (Approx. $ 3,958 USD)
Undestroyed Sweater: ¥163,500 JPY (Approx. $ 1,356 USD)
Tab Bottom Pant: ¥61,500 JPY (Approx. $ 510 USD)
Yeezy Boost 750: ¥42,180 JPY (Approx. $ 350 USD)
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Thin Camo Jacket: ¥170,500 JPY (Approx. $ 1,415 USD)
Jersey Tank: ¥19,500 JPY (Approx. $ 162 USD)
Boucle Pants: ¥123,000 JPY (Approx. $ 1,020 USD)
Yeezy 950: ¥61,500 JPY (Approx. $ 510 USD)
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Thermal Tee: ¥35,500 JPY (Approx. $ 295 USD)
Jersey Tank: ¥19,500 JPY (Approx. $ 162 USD)
Supply Shorts: ¥44,000 JPY (Approx. $ 365 USD)
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Short Sleeve Crew: ¥48,000 JPY (Approx. $ 398 USD)
Long Sleeve Crew: ¥52,000 JPY (Approx. $ 431 USD)
Worker Pant: ¥52,000 JPY (Approx. $ 431 USD)
Yeezy 950: ¥61,500 JPY (Approx. $ 510 USD)
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Quilted Camo Jacket: ¥231,500 JPY (Approx. $ 1,921 USD)
Long Sleeve Crew: ¥52,000 JPY (Approx. $ 431 USD)
SFT Sweat Pant: ¥60,000 JPY (Approx. $ 498 USD)
Yeezy 950: ¥61,500 JPY (Approx. $ 510 USD)
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Camo Trenchcoat: ¥300,000 JPY (Approx. $ 2,490 USD)
Thermal Long Sleeve: ¥42,000 JPY (Approx. $ 348 USD)
FJ Sweatpant: ¥49,500 JPY (Approx. $ 410 USD)
Yeezy Boost 350: ¥30,125 JPY (Approx. $ 250 USD)
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Nylon Bomber: ¥218,000 JPY (Approx. $ 1,809 USD)
Thermal Tank: ¥37,000 JPY (Approx. $ 307 USD)
FJ Sweat Pants: ¥49,500 JPY (Approx. $ 410 USD)
Yeezy 950: ¥61,500 JPY (Approx. $ 510 USD)

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What to Wear Today: Relaxed everything. 

What to Wear Today: Relaxed everything. 

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Everything Don Draper Has Ever Worn on Mad Men

Everything Don Draper Has Ever Worn on Mad Men

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Video: Sole Collection Presents “Everything You Need To Know About Nike’s Roshe Run”


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Nike’s Roshe Run silhouette has been nothing sort of an immense success; having seem multiple iterations and collaborations in only a few seasons of the style’s existence. Sole Collector recently released a video unveiling the true inspiration behind the popular design. Designed by Dylan Raasch, the Roshe Run went through 16 different design editions before one was finally deemed as being perfect. The inspiration for the silhouettes came from a Roshi Zen Master (“Roshi was changed to “Roshe” for legal reasons). A fantastic video full of interesting facts, this is well worth a watch.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Johnson*  *But…

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Johnson* 

*But were afraid to ask

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