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Watch: The ‘Forever Chuck’ Film by Converse featuring Vince Staples, Yara Shahidi & more

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Today, Converse debuts the most pinnacle piece to the story of Chuck – the “Forever Chuck” film. The film is the crescendo of Converse’s latest campaign – an homage to a new generation defining culture and style. In it, Director Karim Huu Do creates a visual collage of the dreams and desires that drive people who wear Chucks.

The talent featured share Converse’s brand values and span a range of genres, appeal, and notoriety. Those featured in the film include (in order of appearance) the likes of: Olly Alexander, Keith Ape, Millie Bobby Brown, Jordan Clarkson, Gucci Gang, Winnie Harlow, Lukas Ionesco, Last Night In Paris, Salem Mitchell, Sean Pablo, Marissa Seraphin, Yara Shahidi, Rejjie Snow, Vince Staples and Maisie Williams.

Check it out above.

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Watch: Vince Staples and Converse Celebrate Los Angeles Culture

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Earlier this week, Converse debuted Chucks in Film with Millie Bobby Brown. Today, the company is excited to share the latest installment in the Forever Chuck campaign scenes – a showcase on Chuck Taylor’s influence on LA Culture, featuring Long Beach, CA recording artist and style icon Vince Staples, Born x Raised creator Spanto and Lakers Guard Jordan Clarkson.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Karim Huu Do, Staples takes viewers on a powerful journey through the urban culture of Los Angeles and Chuck’s influence on street style and hip hop music.

Check out more images below provided by Converse:

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Fashion Videos

Alexander Wang Debuts Fall ’16 Campaign With A$AP Ferg, Big Sean, Tinashe, & More

The realms of music and fashion are at the forefront of pop culture. Bringing them together creates an explosive combination, with the end result looking a lot like Alexander Wang’s Fall ’16 Campaign.

The prolific designer tapped a slew of artists including Alice Glass, A$AP Ferg, Big Sean, Metro Boomin, RL Grime, Skrillex, Tinashe, Tyga, Vince Staples, and Zoë Kravitz; as well as influencers like Kylie Jenner for the 60 sec clip.

Directed by Director X, the featurette follows the cast as they party the night away at an L.A. mansion. The video also features new music from Skrillex created exclusively for the campaign.

Check out Alexander Wang’s Fall ’16 Campaign video above.

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Vic Mensa Performs “No Chill” & “U Mad” at the Pitchfork Music Festival [Video]

 

Vic Mensa recently took his talents to the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago at Union Park. Gracing the stage, the young Roc Nation signee performed his hits “No Chill” and “U Mad.”

Also, there to showcase their music alongside Vic were the likes of; A$AP Ferg, ILOVEMAKONNEN, Vince Staples, Chance The Rapper and many more.

Check out VM’s performances and tour dates after the jump…

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New Music: GZA x Sweet Valley Team Up for “Planetary Energy”

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Converse releases “Planetary Energy,” the new GZA and Sweet Valley collaboration off the brand’s latest installment of the Cons EP series, Cons EP VOL. 3.

“Planetary Energy” spotlights GZA‘s signature pensive rhymes over trip-hop-influenced beats created by Sweet Valley duo, Nathan and Kynan Williams. The track was written and recorded by GZA at the Converse Rubber Tracks recording studio, a state-of-the-art studio in Brooklyn, NY that provides emerging artists with the incredible opportunity to record music in a high-quality studio, at no cost.

Cons EP Vol. 3 is a unique music compilation that brings together eight incredible artists from varying genres to create four new tracks. A celebration of musical diversity, ‘Cons EP Vol. 3’ follows in the footsteps of Cons EP Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, two predecessors that featured the likes of Vince Staples, Bad Rabbits, Trash Talk, The Internet, RATKING, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Flatbush Zombies, and many more. ‘Cons EP Vol. 3’ is slated to continue colliding the worlds of hip-hop, rock, metal, electronic, and more through original, innovative music with the fourth and final track slated for release this summer.

Check out the track below:

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Last Night In NYC: Pusha T & Vince Staples at The House of Vans for ‘Almost Summer Series’

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Brooklyn was the place to be where exclusive hip-hop talents took over the borough! Check out photos from this past weekends event at The House of Vans ‘Almost Summer Series’ where rappers Pusha T and Vince Staples performed! Power 105’s DJ Envy kept the crowd moving during his exclusive set.

Photos by Ashley Walker

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The 2015 XXL Freshman Class Is Here

 

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And just when the debates start flowing in….

Check out the new 2015 XXL Freshman Class cover featuring Raury, Fetty Wap, Dej Loaf, Vince Staples, K Camp, OG Maco, Sly Glizzy, Gold Link, Tink and Kidd Kidd (earned the fan-voted 10th spot). The cover was shot secretly with almost 100 people on-set. All, who had to sign agreements of NO social media and/or picture taking whatsoever.

You have to admit, this cover is quite accurate at this very moment. Representing cities of the ATL, L.A. to the DMV, and proteges of 50 Cent to Timbaland, the featured ten have a few trending records that are consistently on radio and club play, and have been on our radars for sometime now.

Great job XXL!

Get BTS footage of the new cover below:

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Music

Fly Music: Eric Bellinger, Estelle, Common & more…

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Today is #NewMusicWednesday featuring our Fly Friends: Eric Bellinger, Common, Estelle and more! Check it out below…

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FLY Performances: Common Performs “Blak Majik” With Jhené Aiko On Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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Common took his talents to the Jimmy Kimmel Live At&T Outdoor Stage to perform “Blak Majik” feat. the sail out songstress Jhené Aiko with a help of two dancers with a confusing routine.