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Kevin Poon Shares His Sneaker Rotation

Kevin Poon is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of the renowned streetwear brand, CLOT. Over the years, CLOT has built its reputation on collaboration with major footwear brands, like Nike, teaming up with CLOT over the years.

Kevin and his team have been working hard to instill creativity and inspire perspectives in hopes of bridging the gap between the East and West is core to the brand.

Recently, CLOT released Alienegra Collection in Desert Camo, the collection includes a full range of apparel and collaboration with HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO and Suicoke. Check out the full collection here, and find out what shoes Kevin is wearing below.

Kevin Poon: Shout out to Dr. Woo.  and it’s good to see a tattoo artist to collaborate with Converse. I like them not only because Dr. Woo is a good friend of mine, but also the unique and thoughtful design throughout the sneaker.

Kevin Poon: The Off-White x Nike Air Presto has to be my all-time favorite.  Virgil killed it  with the deconstructed design. More importantly, they are good for daily wear and extremely comfortable.

Kevin Poon: Suicoke’s sandals are cozy! You can’t go wrong with a pair of sandals on you when you travel or in the house. Also, the new CLOT x Suicoke are fresh af

Kevin Poon: Undercover is always one of my all time favourite brands! . They are really comfortable, the Nike React Element 87 model is one the best releases this year so far, plus the unique take by Undercover, it makes the Nike React Element 87 even better.

Kevin Poon: I know these came out like a year ago, but the Tom Sachs x Nike Mars Yard is the all-time classic. They are basically capable with anything, you can wear them with shorts, pants, even with suits if you really want to. I am glad that they did a Tom Sachs x Nike Mars Yard 2.0, so I can have a fresher pair.

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Travis Scott Shares How Houston Artists From Pimp C to Mike Jones Pushed Him To Make Astroworld

Travis Scott had one of the most explosive, electric, and entertaining performances at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. The “Sicko Mode” rapper brought his vision of Astroworld to Radio City Music Hall with a rollercoaster car, a giant golden inflatable head, and pyrotechnics. Before the ceremony, Scott briefly discussed how Houston hip-hop influenced the ultimate goal of Astroworld.

“That’s like one of the most major points I wanted to do for the album was just, like, bring that sound to Houston and make it go worldwide,” Scott said. “Everybody from Houston, from Paul Wall to Mike Jones to Lil Flip to Lil Keke to E.S.G. to the whole S.U.C., all these people. Bun B, Pimp C — all these people created a culture and a sound for Houston and made it worldwide. I just want to continue what they started, you know? Make sure people don’t ever forget the name Houston.”

Another significant aspect of Travis Scott’s third studio album is the real-world theme park — Six Flags AstroWorld – that influenced the project’s aesthetic. The park opened on June 1, 1968, and is fondly remembered by generations of Houstonians. Unfortunately, it was closed down on October 30, 2005. In a Houston Chronicle article from that period, Jim Dannhauser, the chief financial officer of Oklahoma City-based Six Flags, succinctly described the reasoning behind the park’s closing: “While attendance has gone down, the value of the land has gone up substantially.”

AstroWorld’s demise didn’t hit Travis until he was older and realized he could no longer go back.

“At first it didn’t really set in stone what they was actually doing to the city until I was older,” he shared. “I was like, ‘Woah, we actually don’t have this place,’ when I wanted to go back when I was like 18 or something. It’s like, wow we don’t have it. That’s when it hit me. “

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Iggy Azalea Shares How A ‘Mental Retreat’ Helped Pull Her Career Back From The Brink

Iggy Azalea isn’t where she once was. The “Fancy” rapper’s fall from grace is well-documented. Fights with hip-hop legends like Q-Tip, tone-deaf comments about appropriation, and battles with her former label Def Jam derailed her career. In a candid interview with Billboard, Azalea describes how a trip to a mental retreat helped her deal with anger issues and reckon with the importance of her mental health.

“I’ve never really sat down and had an honest conversation with professional people,” Iggy said. “It was good to say something to somebody who could give me the tools and information on how to make my life manageable when I’m feeling those things. So it was really useful — I’m glad that I went.”

Later in the interview, the Australian artist voices her hope that the music industry creates programs to help celebrities deal with the pressures of fame.

“I really wish there was more of an infrastructure within the music industry to make sure that the artists have people they can go to,” Azalea said. “Like physical therapists in sports. The teams have people looking out for [players], that make sure they’re okay in every element, and the music business doesn’t have that — they just throw you out there. You get used to it and you’re still successful, but it’s a lot to deal with.”

Iggy also discusses how her “Savior” co-star Quavo, Demi Lovato, and Kesha are the only artists who have been there for her during this difficult time. Read Azalea’s entire interview with Billboard here.

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T.I. Shares Advice On Teaching Kids Money Management

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy with reporting by Sway Calloway and Nadeska Alexis

T.I. is a man of many talents. Rapper, actor, author and of course, father to six kids. Tip stopped by “RapFix Live” yesterday and during his visit he dished out some parenting advice on how he keeps his squad on the right path. His advice? Start ‘em from nothing!

The rapper ensures that his kids understand the value of money, despite growing up in luxury. “Start ‘em off from nothing,” he advises. “Those of us who come from nothing, who grew up with less, the one thing we do is try to afford all of our kids the things that we didn’t have. That’ s wonderful thing to do. However, when we do that, we have to make sure that we instill the values and principles that come along with us acquiring the things we now have.” He warns, “[If] we get to giving, they get to expecting.”

T.I. wants to make sure his kids, who star with him on the reality show T.I. & Tiny’s: The Family Hustle, have a strong work ethic and are not merely over-privileged. “That’s nobody’s fun,” he says.

You can catch T.I., Tiny and their kids in “T.I. & Tiny: Holiday Hustle Special.” In the animated special airing Monday 12/18 at 8PM ET/PT on VH1, the family tries to help Santa and save Christmas.

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Tyler, The Creator Shares Thoughts On Obama And The ‘N-Word’ With Arsenio Hall

By Maurice Bobb

If you thought it seemed odd that Tyler, the Creator was a guest on “The Arsenio Hall Show” Thursday (November 7) night, you weren’t alone. The confusion was short lived, though, after Arsenio revealed that his 14-year old son was a big fan of the Odd Future frontman. Tyler went on to share some very interesting thoughts on why he abstains from drugs and alchol, in addition to his thoughts on the YouTube Awards, President Barack Obama and Quincy Jones.

“Some things aren’t for everyone,” said Tyler of his choice to live drug and alcohol free. “We live in a society where a lot of people are followers and they can’t make their set opinions. I have friends going to college for stuff their parents want them to go for and they’re not happy or anything. I just try to tell people to think for themselves and they’ll be way happier in the long run.”

By this time, the rapper/producer/designer/director had gotten pretty comfy on Arsenio’s sofa, putting his feet up and stretching out as he waxed poetic about various topics, “This couch is comfortable, they like black people on this network, this is crazy.”

Even though he was a performer for the inaugural YouTube Awards, Tyler still had some mixed feelings about how the show’s format.

“You would think that they would use that platform to give creative people who’s not on the Top 20 Billboards a chance to actually get recognition for being creative and innovative,” he said. “Instead, they did the same thing that the VMAs or the Billboard Pop Awards did with the Katy Perrys and the Justin Biebers. It’s actually a group of people who don’t listen to the radio and are sick of seeing the same weak stuff every day.”

For the rest of the interview, Arsenio fired off topics and the Wolf MC answered in his usual off-kilter way.

The N-word: “That’s just a word, you can take the power out of that word. Anybody can be that (n-word). I called the white dude in the back an N-word earlier. He got nervous.”

Obama: “I realized that he’s a n-word that figured it out.”

Quincy Jones: “Dude Quincy Jones is sick! I love fusion jazz and all that stuff and he has a song called ‘You Put A Move On My Heart’ with Tamia and the chords in there are so awesome I stole ‘em like a bunch of times. And ‘Body Heat’ is one of my favorite records. And! and and and, contrary to popular belief, Off The Wall is amazing.”

Odd Future’s carnival, Camp Flog Gnaw: “I’m actually throwing a carnival Saturday cuz I like carnivals and I’m in a position to do awesome stuff like that, so if you’re not weird or nothing, come to the carnival Saturday. It’s at the L.A. Coliseum and I’m gonna be onstage yelling for a hour and probably doing other weird stuff.”

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