Posts Tagged ‘Link’

Lil Peep And ILoveMakonnen Link Up One More Time For ‘Sunlight On Your Skin’

Last week, iLoveMakonnen unveiled a collaboration with late singer and rapper Lil Peep the pair made before Peep’s untimely death in November 2017. That song, “Falling Down,” also featured contributions from rapper XXXTentacion, who Makonnen said hopped on the track after being inspired after Peep’s death. X was killed earlier this year, making “Falling Down” a melancholy posthumous link-up between the two.

Now, Makonnen has released an alternate version of the song, called “Sunlight on Your Skin,” that features his own vocals alongside Peep’s. It’s largely the same as the one we heard last week, but Makonnen’s vocals add some additional lyrical melodies between Peep’s gravelly recitation of the chorus.

Makonnen posted a clip of the song on Instagram on Thursday (September 27) with the simple caption, “For all the OGs.” He also took to Genius to annotate the song, adding some commentary about the contents and inspiration behind the song.

“Rainy days when you’re together but sunny days when you’re apart, you love each other so much that you would rather spend the rainy days together than to have the sunny days alone, even though the sunny weather is preferred by most,” he wrote. “So it’s like we will stay together all these rainy days and I’m with you until the weather changes, because the love is that strong.”

Check out “Sunlight on Your Skin” above, and dive into the story behind “Falling Down” in the MTV News video below.


Ken Link Named As New Jordan Brand Design Director

words // Nick DePaula:

In a major leadership change at the Nike World Headquarters, longtime Swoosh designer Ken Link has recently been named as the new Jordan Brand Design Director, where he’ll set seasonal initiatives and frame the design language of the brand’s performance footwear. His first full season of led products is expected to release in Summer 2017.

Since Nike launched the Jordan Brand as its own subsidiary in 1998, both the performance and lifestyle product silos have come from the same team of designers, with designers working on sneakers of all uses simultaneously. Going forward, the company has decided to split their team of designers into two separate design teams that will focus individually on performance and casual sneakers.

Link, one of the most respected personalities on campus, has been with the company for twenty years, and created several iconic basketball and football models throughout his career. He’s previously held down roles as Design Director of Nike Basketball during the mid to late 2000s, and most recently worked as a Design Director at the Nike Training and Nike Cleated categories.

“Kenzo” worked on the Zoom Kobe 1 and 2, and is most associated with his design work for LeBron James on the LeBron 2-6 and the first three Zoom Soldier models.  While working on training and cleated product, he crafted the Zoom Revis, Alpha Talon, Zoom Vapor Untouchable, Lunar Trout and many, many more statement level products.

As Jordan looks to expand further into football, after recently announcing the University of Michigan will become the first Jumpman football program, you can also expect to see Link’s work showing up again on the gridiron.

Stay tuned for more information on a new design direction for future Jordan Brand products, and we’re looking forward to seeing what’s in store for the brand ahead.

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above: Kobe Bryant and Ken Link at the Zoom Kobe 1’s spring 2006 launch event.LeBron 2 Sketch 1200 Kenzo

above: Ken Link’s Nike Zoom LeBron II design



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Big Boi and SSUR Link Up for a Collection of Hats

Outkast’s Big Boi has partnered up with streetwear label SSUR for a capsule collection of snapbacks. Featuring three snapbacks — black, red and dark green camouflage — emblazoned with bold Big Boi text branding, alongside one snapback dubbed ATLANTA, the collection makes great use of familiar colors and designs that will pair up nicely with almost any ensemble of clothing. The Big Boi x SSUR snapback capsule collection will drop later today over at Big Boi’s website.


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