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HEAT FOR YOUR FEET: CONVERSE UNVEILS CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR II WITH HISTORIC LAUNCH IN HOMETOWN OF BOSTON

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July 23rd, 2015 marked a nice notch under the belt of history for CONVERSE Inc. Revealing to mass media their groundbreaking Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II with a historic global launch in its hometown of Boston.

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Guests gathered at the Cruiseport, a World War I era warehouse in South Boston, to witness a monumental moment – the unveiling of the Chuck Taylor All Star II. The launch presentation, led by Converse President and CEO Jim Calhoun, was delivered to more than 130 members of the media and special guests from around the world. Those in attendance received a first look at the innovative new sneaker – a contemporary addition to the Chuck Taylor family – designed to support the always-on creative lifestyle.

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In addition to the live unveiling of the new Chuck II, Richard Copcutt, Vice President – General Manager of Converse All Star, gave guests an inside look at the unique consumer obsession that fueled the creation of the Chuck II, including the hours Converse spent living alongside artists and musicians.

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Converse Vice President – Creative Director of Global Footwear, Bryan Cioffi, helped the crowd get their hands (and feet) on the Chuck II, with a demonstration, and subsequent wear test, detailing the sneaker’s innovative new features including Nike Lunarlon technology and premium details.

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Ready for more, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II is designed to meet the demands of the creative lifestyle and built for the next generation of self-expression. The Chuck Taylor All Star II combines durable new details including a Nike Lunarlon sockliner, nonslip padded tongue, super soft micro-suede lining and a premium canvas. While dialed-up details include the on-trend high foxing, monochrome matte eyelets, tonal pinstripes and statement embroidered All Star patch.

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The new Fall 2015 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II sneaker makes its debut on Tuesday, July 28, for a suggested retail price of $70 USD (ox) and $75 USD (hi), at Converse retail stores, select retailers and online at Converse.com, in Black, White, Red and Blue.

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Lisa Brittany

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Big Sean, Ice Cube, F. Gary Gray And The Cast Of STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON Host Private Screening In Detroit

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In 1980’s California, a group of young men (O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell) formed the hip-hop group N.W.A and revolutionized music and pop culture with brutally honest songs about life in the ‘hood.

Last night, July 22, 2015 Ice Cube, F. Gary Gray, Big Sean, O’Shea Jackson, Jr. and Jason Mitchell hosted a private screening of the Universal Pictures’ film STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON.

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Happy Birthday Kanye: Top 5 Kanye “Oh S…” Moments

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Happy Birthday to one of the world’s most hated yet loved person in the hip hop industry. Kanye West. Today, the musical genius turns 38, and in celebration of his big day; we are going to highlight some of the moments in his life time that made people say “oh s…” Yeah you know those moments. Get ready to go down memory lane with us after the jump…

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One Night Only: 30th Anniversary of The Last Dragon Screening Hosted By Tribeca Cinemas

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Sho’nuff! It looks like the “baddest mofo low down around this town,” the “prettiest” and the “meanest” will be blessing the big screens once again; but for one night only. Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. Tribeca Cinemas will be hosting a 30th anniversary screening of The Last Dragon.

Tribeca Cinemas will be collaborating with Amz Collado to bring back one of the dopest Kung Fu movies with a twist. After the movie, there will be a party at The Varick Room.

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Although the movie celebrated it’s 30th anniversary in March, Tribeca Cinemas is giving fans a chance to catch the movie one last time. Even if you don’t know what ‘The Last Dragon’ is about, you should go and check it out. Purchase your tickets now.

Source: Tribeca Film

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FLY News: Akon To Provide Electricity To 600 Million People In Africa

Akon To Provide 600 Million Africans With Electricity.

During the launch of a new “Solar Academy,” for Africa, recording artist/producer Akon announced he is planning to provide electricity to 600 million Africans who do not have any electricity. The academy is scheduled to be open this summer in Bamako, the capital of Mali.

The “Solar Academy” will give the African engineers and entrepreneurs the appropriate skills they will need to develop solar power. Also there will be European experts on board to help supply the correct equipment and programs needed for training.

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Above is an example of what the good people in African can expect. Solar panels uses the sun’s energy to convert into electricity. Then there is a control device that enables it to power electrical items like lamps, televisions, radios etc. Once that is done the electricity passes through a breaker box to the house’s outlets and then that is when appliances will work.

Sounds like a lot but everything happens in one swift motion. Also since Africa is known to have the most days of sunshine a year, the organization believes that solar energy is the best way to provide electricity to those without it. Akon said “let there be light!” We agree.

Source: Huffington Post

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We Approve: Lil Mama Gets The Streets Ready For Summer With New Video “Sausage”

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Lil Mama jumps head first back into the music scene with a new banger “Sausage” and The SFPL is 100% here for it! Could this be the return of the get light era? Check out our thoughts after the jump

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In Fashion: New Era Unveils Their New Limited-Edition Monochrome Collection

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New Era is a staple among the youth and FLY  when it comes to fitted caps and snap back caps. New Era is looking to cement their place in the luxury cap lane with the introduction of their limited ‘Monochrome’ collection. 

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We Like: Pharrell Williams x Adidas Originals 2015 Spring/Summer Jacquard Pack

 
A match made in heaven, when Pharrell Williams and Adidas get together, its authentically a beautiful site. And just as it is expected, when he adds his touch to the mix, you’re bound to be blown away.

 
Using the German sportswear giant’s iconic Stan Smith silhouette and the timeless Superstar track jacket as a canvas, Pharrell has embellished both pieces with jacquard embroidered floral prints in two lavish color combinations. The luxe renditions of the Stan Smith are complete with embossed Pharrell branding at the heel tab and a custom insole.

With only 200 pieces per item to be sold at several flagship stores around the world, you can expect these dope classic spins to fly off the shelves instantly!

 
You can get your hands on this fly Pack by May 30th but you’ve better move fast!

 
Thumbs up on another dope collab! We’ll keep an eye out on what’s next to come from this fly team! Until then…..

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Lisa Brittany

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The Fly Review: Why is This Movie “Dope”

There’s nothing like having a stereotype work in your favor! Unfortunately, like it or not, each and every one of us are part of society. That particular statement means, somewhere along the line, you will be categorized, you will be criticized, and you will be judged. It’s just the world we live in. Dope the movie gives us the best examples of this in modern times while channeling the essence of classics from the past we’re sure all you fly readers can appreciate. Check out more after the jump.

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Underneath The Naked Eye: Gommi Arcade Shows Us What’s Fly With Digital Animation

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It was the year 2145 A.D. when Zak of Gommi Arcade decided to bless the world with a twist in storytelling. Stuff Fly People Like got the chance to sit down with the chief creative officer Zak Hoke. Gommi Arcade is a trans-media entertainment company/multimedia brand specializing in interactive storytelling and cross-platform audience engagement through fashion, animation and video game production based on the story of our main character.

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On where the name Gommi Arcade stem from:

Zak: I’ve never subscribed to the notion of “playing the game” to get ahead in life as it relates to school, work and politics. So, early on, I decided not to “play the game” and to live my life beyond the rules and limitations set by those in society afraid to follow their dreams.
Since I have an affinity for Japanese Otaku culture, I took the word Gomi, with one “m”, meaning trash in Japanese and the English “Arcade” as in video gaming, and created a mash-up with GOMMI ARCADE, to mean “trash the game” and live your life through creative freedom.
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The Story Line: 
Zak: In the dystopian future of 2145 Gommi Arcadian, a shy teenage prodigy, discovers a mysterious mask that helps him uncover the truth about his world and his role in the imminent battle to free its citizens from the clutches of an elite shadow army led by the relentless ruler Mr Mimic.
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(Pictured Above: Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club’s Charlamagne The God rocking a Gommi Arcade Tee)
On the creative process in designing and building such a character:
Zak: The story was born with me and the desire to tell it was inspired by moments in my life where I was exposed to similar creative threads and trains of thought. Growing up watching Star Wars, Akira, Ghost in the Shell and listening to Public Enemy, The Clash, Massive Attack and now Kayne West have all impacted me in ways that I’m still discovering. But the creative process is all about tapping into your truth and expressing it in a way that’s genuine and authentic.
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On what’s next for Gommi Arcade: 
Continuing to rollout seasonal capsule collections, animated short films, video game apps, comic books, music and whatever our fans say they want from us.
Gommi ArcadeOn how we can keep up with Gommi Arcade: 
Zak: Watch, Play or Wear GOMMI ARCADE by logging on to: www.GommiArcade.com and follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @GommiArcade
Check out their most recent trailer ‘Episode II – “Introducing S.T.A.R. Academy”‘
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