Daft Punk Unchained (Trailer)

Remember in the summer when Daft Punk Unchained was leaked in full but it was only in French?

Well, even if you don’t, the Daft Punk doc today reveals an official, English trailer, for its upcoming stateside release.

Kanye West and Pharrell appear in the trailer and add their high praise for the dance music duo. It’s a chilling, well-shot look all the way through the end scene and I look forward to my first real viewing on a date that’s still yet to be determined. Enjoy!

Kanye West interview with Vanity Fair

Kanye sits down with Vanity Fair after last week’s Yeezy Season 2 premiere and talks all things clothing, music, and presidency. I’m very curious to hear how the latter will go in a few years and if Ye follows through with it, while also managing everything else he’s doing creatively.

Unfortunately, there’s a pretty loose time table on the creative endeavor we’re all most interested in: the new album, Swish.

I extracted a few big parts of the interview and the full read is here.

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In terms of the soundtrack, was there a reason you chose that particular song, “Fade”?

We had a couple options and I just thought it sounded good against the people. For the 40 theaters across the globe, for the kids that all went to see it in theaters, I thought they’d be happy to hear some new music. I’ve been doing that [making a new album] too. That’s like a sonic landscape, a two-year painting. That song I played has been a year and a half in the making and it may be still a year from being complete. But it was to let people get a glimpse at the painting.

I know we’re here to talk about the fashion, but people are just a little bit interested in the album. It could be another year?

I’m not sure. I’m not worried about the years. I’m worried about the life and the body of work that I can put out while I’m breathing.

Sounds like a presidential stump speech to me. Are you still thinking of running in 2020?

Oh, definitely.

When you said that at the V.M.A.s, I thought the reaction was surprising. People didn’t seem to dismiss the idea. You would have thought there would be more of an outcry.

Especially from the six years of this misconception or the six years I went through of “We don’t like Kanye.” And then as soon as I said that, it was like, “Wait a second, we would really be into that, because actually if you think about it, he’s extremely thoughtful. Every time he’s ever gotten in trouble, he was really jumping in front of a bullet for someone else. He’s probably the most honest celebrity that we have.” I didn’t approach that because I thought it would be fun. It wasn’t like, Oh, let’s go rent some jet skis in Hawaii. No, the exact opposite. I sit in clubs and I’m like, Wow, I’ve got five years before I go and run for office and I’ve got a lot of research to do, I’ve got a lot of growing up to do. My dad has two masters degrees. My mom has a PhD, she used to work at Operation PUSH. Somehow the more and more creative I get, the closer and closer I get to who I was as a child. When I was a child, I was holding my mom’s hand at Operation PUSH. I think it’s time. Rap is great.

It’s fun. It’s fun to be a rock star, and I’ll never not be one I guess, but there’ll be a point where I become my mother’s child. With all the things I’ve done that people would consider to be accomplishments, what’s the point where I become the person that Donda and Raymond West raised? My parents’ child.

Will you have to give up your creative projects if you run?

I think about that. Because it’s so therapeutic for me to sit and work for seven days. We work on the collection year round, every day to the office, we have an amazing team, but then you have that seven days before the show where you just really, really don’t sleep. . . . I have to stay creative. The whole point is to have someone [in office] that’s creative, that’s around amazing creatives. This is my theory: I think the world can be helped through design, so it’s very important that I stay around creative, forward thinkers. It’s very important that I continue to design, to be in practice of trying to make the best decisions possible. I hate politics. I’m not a politician at all. I care about the truth and I just care about human beings. I just want everyone to win, that’s all I can say, and I think we can. . . . I think the words “dreamer” and “passionate” diminish my will to execute. Because to be passionate about something or to dream about something does not say that it was executed. So when we talk about second season, it was executed. When we went and had a great season with stores, with Barneys and Luisa Via Roma and all these amazing stores, that was executed. When those Yeezys came out and sold what they did, that was executed. You can have the longest intellectual artistic conversation about anything and it all means nothing without execution.

N****s In Paris Illustrated for Kids

Too fantastic not to pass this along.

Bianca Bosso illustrated “N****s In Paris” and told the story of the classic ‘Ye & Jay song especially for kids, titled Friends In Paris.

Above is what’s released so far with a Kickstarter ready to make this a physical book. Cameos by Kim and Drake so scroll through, enjoy the captions, and enjoy their faces while it all develops too. Ha!

Kanye West @ iHeartRadio Fest (Full Performance)

Last night, I happened to be up late as Kanye West headlined the iHeartRadio Fest at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, circa midnight local time there.

The live stream through Yahoo was super quality so I sat back and enjoyed as ‘Ye ran through hit after hit dating back to College Dropout and everywhere in between. It was an interesting set because Kanye had to call for a quick pause during “All Day” as the lighting wasn’t bright enough. The lighting was a superb backdrop in general though and for “All Day” especially, the added live sound was crazy.

The pause wasn’t the only hiccup throughout, whether it be the sound stopping too short or not resuming quickly enough. As a result, ‘Ye said a few times that he’s running through the songs to get everything in amidst his allotted time. The hiccups naturally affected peak energy level (the 2nd time “All Day” came on for example) but we still got a great set from Kanye. It’s nostalgic to hear every hit one after another, especially as Kanye strung many of the ones from the first 3 albums together towards the end of the set.

One other note:

That was Kanye repeating his 2020 presidency intentions during the last song of the night: “Only One”. Enjoy the full set, save for “Stronger”, below.

Kanye West talks Yeezy Season 2 with Vogue

In a rare interview, and Kanye’s first since he announced his 2020 presidential candidacy, Mr. West sat down with André Leon Talley of Vogue to talk exclusively about Yeezy Season 2.

You can tell a calmness about Ye as he says he’s closer to doing what he wants to do for the world. Plus, he hints at more Yeezy fashion shows to come at NYFW down the line. One would only assume as he’ll keep progressing his line with adidas.

ICYMI: The full Yeezy Season 2 recap featuring all the looks, new Boosts, and new music

Yeezy Season 2 recap

The Yeezy Season 2 fashion show just concluded out in New York and here’s a roundup of the tweets, looks, and… yup! … new music snippets released. (Above photo: via adidas Originals)

Really diggin’ the new sound and as far as I can tell so far, the line itself is an extention on the military-inspired pieces from SZN 1 with more of a tan palette and body suits in addition. I’ve been seeing the “Jedi” comparisons on Twitter and I can see where you can see that too. Stay tuned for more updates!

UPDATE: The full rip of the song, said to be titled “FADE” featuring Ty Dolla $ign & Post Malone. (Rips keep getting taken down, here’s what I can find so far.)

https://twitter.com/HYPEBEAST/status/644202217235283968

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Season2. #season2 #yeezyseason

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Yeezy Season 2 #yeezy #season2 #nyfw #kanyewest

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Live from #yeezyseason2. Black @adidas Yeezy Boost 750s and more.

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YEEZY SEASON 2

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Stay young.

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Yeezy Season II #Squad #NYFW #Yeezy

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Lorde, Miguel, Courtney Love, the entire Kardashian family, and Anna Wintour were also in attendance.

Jeremy Scott: I brought Kanye to adidas

You know how IRL so many things happen from introducing someone to somebody? A job, relationship, those sorts of big things?

Well, same thing here except the names involved are Jeremy Scott bringing Kanye West to adidas. The quotes, said to Complex Style:

“I’m the person who brought [Kanye West] to adidas. It was back, maybe in 2009, 2008, when he was so excited by the line, and he conveyed to me that passionately wanted to do something with them.”

(Thank you, Jeremy Scott, for your help in giving us the world Yeezy Boosts.)

Plus, this last quote from Scott is just a general motivator to know your worth!

“It’s a rare occasion that I give any designs prior to accepting a job,” admits Scott. “I don’t know, I’m very precious with my stuff, and honestly, I shouldn’t have to audition. I’m a proven commodity,” he says. “If you want to work with me you should trust that I’m going to give you the best. Whatever that is going to be you need to trust that it’s the best. Because if I’m doing it full on, it’s going to be 100%.”