A$AP Rocky recently defended himself on why he should be the the #1 hottest MC in the game for MTV’s annual list. One of his reasons is that he’s been on the cover of Vogue. Check out the march issue of L’Uomo Vogue
For Spring 2013 Supra graces its followers with three new colorways of the ever reliable Skytop III, two using a combination of complementary colors, the third done up in a monochromatic design. Find the kicks in stock now at select Supra retailers and online.
Today at PROJECT Show Las Vegas, Reebok held a press conference to officially announce the return of the Reebok Shaq Attaq, the signature shoe worn by Shaquille O’Neal some 20 years ago during his rookie year in the NBA. Shaq himself was on hand to unveil the Orlando Magic-inspired OG colorway, sitting down with Swizz Beatz to discuss his illustrious basketball career, as well as his history with Reebok.
Even at 19, Dominic Lord knows what he wants and when he wants it. His manager, Steven Victor, says he’s had issues with engineers not understanding or translating his thoughts, which is understandable. It’s hard to follow his thought process, at times. He has gotten some studio work done, though. Dominic just dropped his Fashion Show EP last month after gaining attention for his “Pierce” video, which inspired a remix with Pusha T and Grimes.
Dominic was formerly A$AP Dom, but since starting his music career less than a year ago, he’s no longer associated with A$AP Mob. He got his start by designing clothes, because for him, fashion comes before music and he’s “not just wearing that shit,” he’s “making it.” Dominic brings his love for fashion into his music, videos, and his songwriting process, which he says is quick.
His debut has producers like Hudson Mohawke, Chad Hugo and Madd Matt. There are a number of self-produced tracks, including a Mozart-sampling track, “Mozart, Go,” and an uptempo synth-pop anthem, ”Message Failure,” which he wants featured in an iPhone commercial in the near future.
In order to find out just who is Dominic Lord, we had him come through the Complex offices where we he sat down to speak on growing up in Harlem, listening to Styles P with his brother, his fashion obsession, the deal with A$AP Mob, and his thoughts on the production behind Fashion Show.
As told to Lauren Nostro (@LAURENcynthia)
With his eponymous store on 125th Street in Harlem, Dapper Dan pioneered streetwear in the early 1980s by co-opting luxury branding from the likes of Louis Vuitton and MCM and designing original menswear with high-end detail—including exquisite leathers, furs, and skins. First drawing neighborhood hustlers and friends, Dan eventually outfitted rappers and other celebs of the time, such as Eric B & Rakim, and Mike Tyson, to name a few. Now, nearly thirty years after entering the clothing game, Dan is plotting his return to the public eye. The reclusive designer recently sat down with Life +Times to discuss his career—alongside childhood friend Pee Wee Kirkland—retracing Harlem history in the process. For more information about Dapper Dan, visit his site. (Via…)