Posts Tagged ‘Pays’

Childish Gambino Pays Tribute To Mac Miller At His Live Show: ‘He Just Loved Music’

Mac Miller’s untimely death at 26 last week has ushered in a torrent of support, love, and memorializing from his peers in the music world and beyond. Notable moments came from his ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande, who posted a striking photo of Mac over the weekend, as well as fellow rappers like Chance, Kyle, Wiz Khalifa, Post Malone, and more.

At a tour stop in Chicago, as The Fader points out, Childish Gambino offered his take on Miller’s death as well, pausing the show for a heartfelt musing on how the two complemented each other through the years. As the fan-captured video below shows, Gambino began with a simple declaration: “I’m a very sensitive person… but this Mac Miller shit got me fucked up.”

“He was so nice. Y’all don’t know, like, he was the sweetest guy,” he continued. “A lot of critics were like, ‘Yo, this corny-ass white dude,’ just like they’re like, ‘Yo, this corny-ass black dude.’ And we used to talk, and this kid, he just loved music.

“We should be allowed to be sad about that. Like, my heart was broken. And I feel good about being sad because it tells me that he was special, that I had a special moment.”

Gambino used Miller’s rise, which was concurrent with his own, as a reminder that people don’t have to be beholden to the narratives and expectations and definitions that other people place on them. “We’re all way too complex to be a narrative,” he concluded, before telling Miller he loves him and dedicating his song “Riot” to him.

Check out Gambino’s sweet tribute in the clip above.

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Don C’s Jordan Legacy 312 Pays Tribute to Bo, Billy Hoyle & Agassi

Inspired by Mike in regards to tooling, Don C’s upcoming Jordan Legacy 312 hybrid will also pay tribute to fellow Swoosh icons.

Seen today as part of Jordan Brand’s Fall 2018 Lineup, the pair pulling from the Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan 3 and Air Alpha Force finds inspiration from the likes of Bo Jackson, Billy Hoyle and Andre Agassi.

The first is the famed “Medicine Ball” colorway, donned on Jackson’s Air Trainer III silo and seen on screen on Spike Lee in Do The Right Thing.

The second is also cinematic, playing off the Nike Air Command Force worn on the hardwood by David Robinson but more famously on the asphalt by Billy Hoyle in White Men Can’t Jump.

The last takes to tennis, riffing off Andre Agassi and his beloved Nike Air Tech Challenge II in “Hot Lava” hues.

Get a glimpse at each get-up above slated for fall release.

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The Premier and New Balance 998 Pays Homage Classic Automobiles

Whether it’s music or fine motoring, the state of Michigan has contributed to American culture in ways most other regions can’t even fathom. Those donations don’t stop with sneakers, as kicks retailer Premier aligns with New Balance for a collaborative release over the 998 silhouette.

Inspired by early 20th century automobile industry, the Premier x New Balance 998 incorporates black and tan suede across the silhouette that is said to resemble a gold grille and black chassis. Finished with unique automotive details like custom insoles done up in quilted leather upholstery and a hang-tag that features a “PRMR” license plate, look for the release on August 22 for $ 220 at Premier.

Premier x New Balance 998

Release Date: August 22, 2015
Price: $ 220

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Kicks On Court: Danny Green Pays Tribute to Stuart Scott with Custom Sneaker


Just two weeks after Kevin Durant honored the late Stuart Scott with a written message on his game-worn shoes, we see San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green take it a step further. In detail, during the nationally televised Spurs vs. Bulls game, Green took to the court in customized, commemorative Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier VIII created by Jake Danklefs. The shoe features “STU” and Scott’s signature catch phrase, “BOOYAH” on the heel of each shoe. The graphics are highlighted in Tar Heel blue to signify the University of North Carolina, the alma mater of both Green and Scott. View these kicks plus more in today’s edition of Kicks On Court.

Danny Green shooting in his "Stuart Scott" Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier VIII custom

Danny Green shooting in his “Stuart Scott” Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier VIII custom

Danny Green's "Stuart Scott" Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier VIII custom

Danny Green’s “Stuart Scott” Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier VIII custom

Danny Green's "Stuart Scott" Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier VIII custom

Danny Green’s “Stuart Scott” Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier VIII custom

Danny Green's "Stuart Scott" Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier VIII custom

Danny Green’s “Stuart Scott” Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier VIII custom

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