Posts Tagged ‘Travis’

Joey Hamilton Gives Tie Dye Update To Travis Scott Nike Air Force 1

words // Nick DePaula: 

When the Travis Scott x Nike Air Force 1 Low launched earlier this August, the multiple Swoosh options and open canvas canvas upper immediately fueled customizers to try their hand at adding their own updates atop the iconic model.

Portland-based creative Joey Hamilton recently worked up a custom trio of his own, coming up with green, orange and purple-based tie dye takes on the AF1, each framed by the existing sail hued piping lines of the upper.

Check out the updates in detail below, with mismatched Swooshes also accenting the upper. You can keep up with Joey’s work on his @JoeyHamilton and @Prime.Experiments Instagram pages.

 

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Travis Scott Pays Musical Tribute To Mac Miller: ‘Always Be My Boy’

Ever since Mac Miller’s tragic and untimely death at age 26 earlier this month, fellow musicians have paid tribute to the young rapper and producer with a slew of heartfelt messages. Some came via social media shortly after the news broke. A whole host of Mac’s fans, meanwhile, assembled in his hometown of Pittsburgh for a candlelight vigil attended by his family.

Still others, like Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar, used their platforms onstage to speak from the heart. Over the weekend, Travis Scott became the latest artist to follow suit, devoting a portion of his show in Las Vegas to deliver a musical salute.

“Malcolm, that’s my boy / Mac Miller, I love you / Always be my boy,” Travis sings in the clip above, captured and circulated on social media (via Pitchfork). “Mac Miller, you the one / We love you, fucking boy.”

It recalled the direct tenor of how many Mac tributes have gone in the wake of his death. Gambino called him “the sweetest guy” at a concert in Chicago, and Lamar praised Mac as a “great musician, great writer” on Complex’s Open Late With Peter Rosenberg. “Just always had a smile on his face, and that’s something that I commend,” he said.

These tributes are all incredibly sweet, and more will likely come in as the weeks, months, and years go on after his death. To remember Mac in Mac’s own words, watch the MTV News compilation below, tracing his origin, his rap rise, and his infectious personality that made him so beloved.

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Drake And Travis Scott Performing ‘Sicko Mode’ Is The Adrenaline Rush You Need

Drake wasn’t wrong when he told the world that La Flame was “in sicko mode.” Ever since that bold proclamation, Travis Scott’s Astroworld has secured the second-largest debut of 2018 on the Billboard 200, brought a thrilling theme-park adventure to the VMA stage, and given the Houston rapper the No. 1 album in the country for two weeks in a row. Thankfully, Scott returned the favor on Tuesday (August 21) by gracing the stage with Drake during the Aubrey & The Three Amigos tour’s first stop.

The audience at the Scotiabank Arena predictably went bonkers when Scott emerged to perform his verse. It also wouldn’t be a Travis show if he didn’t briefly bring the Canadian crowd to the rodeo. Before he left, the Houston artist performed his 2016 hit, “Goosebumps.”

Interestingly, Drake also took time out of his show to briefly discuss some of his political beliefs with the crowd. The Toronto rapper is generally apolitical in his music, which makes the few words he did share standout.

“I’m forever grateful, everywhere I go, I carry the values of this city with me,” Drake said. “Every night that I go and I do a show in America. I tell them, ‘This is how the world is supposed to work.’ You see, tonight, we got 17,000 people inside one building from all races, from all places, and all we are doing is just listening to music, and smoking and drinking — and enjoying our lives. And I want you to know that that’s something that I learned right here in Toronto.”

Preach, Drizzy, preach.

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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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Travis Scott And Post Malone Are About To Wreak Havoc On The 2018 VMAs

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards are going to Astroworld. However, the show might make a pit stop in a post-apocalyptic wasteland if one Texan has his way. Travis Scott and Post Malone are bringing their unique brand of melodic havoc and destruction to the stage this year.

Scott’s first solo VMA performance, after he partnered with Thirty Seconds to Mars last year, will be a medley from his third studio album. The Houston rapper will have a lot of fan-favorite material to choose from. Astroworld’s standout “Sicko Mode” featuring Drake and Swae Lee is headed for a top 10 debut on the Billboard Hot 100. Not to be outdone, “Stop Trying To Be God,” featuring Kid Cudi, James Blake, Stevie Wonder, and Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire, already has a superb Dave Meyers-directed visual that sees Travis playing the role of Jesus, while Kylie Jenner is a golden sparkling goddess.

Post Malone has a slew of hits to pick from as well off his platinum-certified album, beerbongs & bentleys. Will he perform the tried and true “rockstar” featuring 21 Savage, decide to go with “Psycho” featuring Ty Dolla $ ign, or show off his solo chops with “Better Now?”

Both musicians lay claim to the most successful first-week totals for an album in 2018, behind Drake’s Scorpion. If projections hold, Scott’s Astroworld, will debut with 450,000 to 500,000 equivalent album units. His only competition for the second biggest release is Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys, which debuted on the Billboard 200 with 461,000.

Scott and Post will be joining a packed performance slate, which includes Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, and Logic with Ryan Tedder. Jennifer Lopez will perform too, in addition to accepting this year’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. The 2018 VMAs is set to be the year pop’s new ruling class takes over.

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from Radio City Music Hall on Monday, August 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Voting is now open at vma.mtv.com!

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What’s In Their Wardrobe? // Travis Scott

When it comes to pushing the envelope and doing it well, one of the names that come to mind is Travis Scott. Whether it’s finding a way to emphasize toned down basics or make evident patterns and color palettes look nonchalant, Travis is practically leading the competition when it comes to style points.

Without really having to follow trends in fashion, Travis has literally built his own style, which has since proclaimed him one of the new kings of cool. Known for combining pieces from Louis Vuitton and Supreme (not just the collaboration), Travis Scott is effortlessly becoming one of fashion’s best-dressed stars, earning himself credibility as a streetwear savant. Aside from being a renowned musician with tracks that can be put on an endless shuffle, he’s also earned the title as a part-time designer himself, which would make sense, as he knows how to wear everything you could ever possibly want.

The Nineties are Back

The ’90s are back and so is denim on denim, which Travis Scott has indeed mastered. Travis is especially known for his double denim combinations and layering it in a way that rides nowhere near Canadian tuxedo territory. Whether it’s denim shirts, jackets, or distressed jeans, he knows how to accent these pieces with graphic tees and a hard-hitting footwear arsenal. While ensuring these shades are subtle and easy going, Travis coordinates these essentials with sneaker staples like Jordan 1s and Vans Old Skools.

Aside from the denim on denim combinations he is so well known for, Travis Scott also factors in other trends from the ’90s into his wardrobe, like roomier flannels layered with neutral tees underneath. Another way that Travis incorporates his genius layering tactics into his kit is throwing them over pastel-hued hoodies with boxy tees showing underneath. He’ll even take it one step further by breaking out letterman style varsity jackets or even cargo pants – both of which have been tailored with a modern edge.

Travis switches up the shades of denim to avoid Canadian tuxedo territory.
Travis switches up the shades of denim to avoid Canadian tuxedo territory.
Old Skool is the new school of style.
Old Skool is the new school of style.
Cactus Jack.
Cactus Jack.
Up your grunge game with oversized flannels, skinny pants, and a pair of Jordan 3s.
Up your grunge game with oversized flannels, skinny pants, and a pair of Jordan 3s.
As long as you're sporting Raptors colors, it's OK to break out your Canadian tuxedo.
As long as you’re sporting Raptors colors, it’s OK to break out your Canadian tuxedo.
Mix up the shades with neutral layering tactics like Travis does with his pink hoodie.
Mix up the shades with neutral layering tactics like Travis does with his pink hoodie.
When your grails turn into to everyday beaters, you've mastered the grunge glamour that reigned supreme throughout the 90s.
When your grails turn into to everyday beaters, you’ve mastered the grunge glamour that reigned supreme throughout the ’90s.

Patterns, Color Palettes, or Just All-Black

Travis Scott is a clear proponent of loud colors, outrageous camo combos, and sophisticated all-black layering methods. Camo being the most obvious, Travis has used this pattern for his “Year of the Rodeo” tour merchandise, sported iconic BAPE camo essentials, and worn mismatched camo cargo pants time and time again. And to make these looks pop even more, he’ll mix in his fair share of vivid Jordan 1s, Jordan 4s, or customized Vans Sk8-His (Sharpie style).

In terms of exotic hues with vibrant ambiances, Travis Scott is no stranger to wearing bright pink Supreme sweatshirts, red pants, and overly embellished jeans – all worn in a tasteful matter of course. When wearing more obvious tones, Travis keeps it fairly minimal on the footwear side by incorporating Vans Classic Slip-Ons, Air Force 1s, and even high-end minimalist staples like Saint Laurent sneakers.

Though not a regular occurrence for Travis, some of his best-executed attire is when he keeps in neutral with a series of all-black silhouettes. This allows his footwear rotation to take most of the credit, usually highlighting his array of coveted Jordans – mostly 1s, 3s, and 4s. And as simple as the color combination, Travis recognizes that the pieces themselves can be just as easy, usually pairing them with distressed black denim oversized tees.

BAPE camo in purple is an easy way to make sure you don't blend in with the rest of them.
BAPE camo in purple is an easy way to make sure you don’t blend in with the rest of them.
Wearing neutrals is an easy way to start rising into legendary style status.
Wearing neutrals is an easy way to start rising into legendary style status.
Breaking out the 1s is an easy hack to make sure everything in your wardrobe goes unnoticed.
Breaking out the 1s is an easy hack to make sure everything in your wardrobe goes unnoticed.
Travis has lettered in having immaculate style multiple times.
Travis has lettered in having immaculate style multiple times.
A hack for mastering basics is ensuring that they're made with supreme quality.
A hack for mastering basics is ensuring that they’re made with supreme quality.
Graphic tees are in and so are track pants and Old Skools. Everything that doesn't go together suddenly does.
Graphic tees are in and so are track pants and Old Skools. Everything that doesn’t go together suddenly does.
Mismatched everything. Forget what they told you about the rules of style. Break all of them.
Mismatched everything. Forget what they told you about the rules of style. Break all of them.
Supreme tee or those Cactus Jack AF1s?
Supreme tee or those Cactus Jack AF1s?
Nervous about mixing up your color palette? Take Travis' advice, it's pretty hard to res up all black combos especially when you have those Tinker 3s to assist.
Nervous about mixing up your color palette? Take Travis’ advice, it’s pretty hard to mess up all black combos especially when you have those Tinker 3s to assist.
Which stands out more? The camo down jacket or those Shady 4s?
Which stands out more: the camo down jacket or those Shady 4s?
Camo is the new black. It goes with everything, even your Chicago 1s.
Camo is the new black. It goes with everything, even your Chicago 1s.
It's spring, which means it's time to round up every shade of pink in your closet and re-work it all season long.
It’s spring, which means it’s time to round up every shade of pink in your closet and re-work it all season long.

There’s Outerwear and There’s Oversized Outerwear

Since it’s such an essential part of his wardrobe, oversized outerwear deserves its own category. One of the more prevalent trends in menswear right now, Travis Scott opts for jackets that are worn a size or two up and have a slimmer fit, so it doesn’t look like he is swimming in fabric. Travis is also a major advocate of Stone Island apparel and incorporates the brand’s exotic color palettes with a range of outerwear and jackets.

There’s certainly a compromise when it comes to buying oversize, as just sizing up for the sake of it will not make you look more stylish. It will just make you look like you buy large clothes.

The key is to nail the fit, generally taking something that fits slimmer in the first place and sizing up so that it still hangs the same way, but exaggerates the sleeve and hem dimensions. And just because you oversize your jacket, doesn’t mean you need to wear oversized pants, nor would that be practical. Travis usually wears slimmer cargo pants or distressed skinny jeans with simple silhouettes like Old Skools or AF1s.

Outerwear is everywhere
Outerwear is everywhere
Not too big, just so that the overall fit hangs a little longer than it would otherwise.
Not too big, just so that the overall fit hangs a little longer than it would otherwise.
If you oversize your flannels, they can practically be worn as a replacement for a jacket.
If you oversize your flannels, they can practically be worn as a replacement for a jacket.
There's no hiding the grunge/rockstar inspiration here.
There’s no hiding the grunge/rockstar inspiration here.
Prints and patterns aren't required to match anymore.
Prints and patterns aren’t required to match anymore.
Offsetting the all-white look with a tan jacket is sheer genius.
Offsetting the all-white look with a tan jacket is sheer genius.
Forget graphic tees, now it's all about graphic jackets.
Forget graphic tees, now it’s all about graphic jackets.

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Travis Scott’s Message To Daughter Stormi On Astroworld Is A Flex For The Ages

2018 is the year of the dad raps. Drake admitted on “March 14″ that he only met his baby moms “two times, two times,” but sadly has only seen his son once. Kanye shared his hope that his daughters grow up to be “like Nicki,” sans “havin’ ménages.” Chance the Rapper defended his family from internet haters on “I Might Need Security” over a Jamie Foxx sample. However, no one has approached fatherhood with the unbridled chaos and supreme flexing of Travis Scott.

On his third studio, Astroworld — which dropped today (August 3) — Scott lets his daughter Stormi Webster know that the competition has nothing on her mother, Kylie Jenner. During “Sicko Mode,” La Flame spits, “Passes to my daughter, I’ma show her what it took (yeah) / Baby mama cover Forbes, got these other bitches shook, yeah.”

The line references Jenner’s infamous Forbes cover story, which dubbed her “youngest self-made billionaire ever.” The business magazine valued Kylie Cosmetics at $ 800 million, and Jenner owns 100 percent of it. In the interview, Kylie admits she might “pass [Kylie Cosmetics] on to Stormi, if she’s into it.” Thankfully, Stormi has options if her dad has anything to say about it.

On “Houstonfornication,” Travis details how he “just built the Astroworld playground to play with my baby, yuh.” It isn’t clear who the baby is in this situation — it could be Kylie or Stormi. Either way, not every infant has the chance to play in their own theme park.

Six Flags AstroWorld is a special place for Travis. The Houston theme park closed on October 30, 2005. In a 2016 XXL interview with Scott, he revealed he “started making music” after “they took AstroWorld away from us in Houston.” Therefore, it makes sense he would want to replicate the magic he felt as a youth for his daughter.

As rappers continue to age and have more kids, we can only hope they devote this much joy to talking about their offspring.

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Here’s Why Trans Model Amanda Lepore Was Removed From Travis Scott’s Astroworld Cover

Travis Scott’s third studio album, Astroworld, is on the eve of its release. However, the album art — shot by photographer/director David LaChapelle, who’s worked with musicians ranging from Britney Spears to Elton John — has been at the heart of a controversy regarding accusations of transphobia this week.

On Instagram Wednesday (August 1), legendary transgender model Amanda Lepore shared a photo of the album cover, which featured her in the carnival scene. However, when Travis later posted the photograph to his own accounts, Lepore was absent.

“It was great being part of @david_lachapelle’s incredible photograph of @travisscott’s album cover but I’m curious why I’m not on the picture @travisscott posted,” Lapore wrote. “A girl can’t help it. Too distracting for the eyes. Upstaged everyone in the photograph. Oh well……….. I love @david_lachapelle and @travisscott Love and kisses.”

Now, LaChapelle is responding on Instagram to the growing outrage. “No Amanda was taken out because she just upstaged every one lol,” LaChapelle told one follower.

“Everybody wants to explain everything with some phobia or whatever,” he said to another fan. “This is just a case of something else she can’t just can’t seem to control lol ain’t nothing to do with hating.”

Astroworld drops tomorrow (August 3). Hopefully the album doesn’t conjure up anymore controversy.

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Travis Scott Is Finally Taking Us To Astroworld — Fasten Your Seat Belts

Travis Scott is ready to introduce us Earthers to Astroworld. The Houston rapper took to Twitter and Instagram to reveal his third studio album will release on Friday (August 3). In an accompanying trailer, Scott travels through an apocalyptic world as a new song, rumored to be “Stargazing,” plays in the background.

The name Astroworld is inspired by a Houston theme park that Travis used to frequent as a child before it was shut down.

“The next record is called AstroWorld,” Travis told GQ in a 2017 interview. “It might be the best music that I made. I have two records on the album that are like, man, they are the best. They tore down ‘AstroWorld’ to build more apartment space. That’s what it’s going to sound like, like taking an amusement park away from kids. We want it back. We want the building back. That’s why I’m doing it. It took the fun out of the city.”

In an interview with Zane Lowe today (July 30), Travis shared that his recent signee, Sheck Wes, will feature on the album.

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Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 “Cactus Jack” to Launch Next Week

Well, it’s lit. Almost, at least. Following many rumors but large amounts of uncertainty, it appears the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 “Cactus Jack” has on official release date.

Spotted on Livestock Canada’s release calendar by our pals at Hypebeast, the La Flame 4s (or first of two, maybe three) are set to launch on June 9th.

Peep the best photos we have of said shoe yet and hit up your local boutique for launch procedures.

Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 “Cactus Jack”

Release Date: June 9, 2018
Price: $ 230

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