Official video of the fashion show + “Wolves” in its highest quality yet (starts at 8:19).
I gotta admit, I first thought the live trumpet and military formations was a little weird but that quickly grew on me. There’s a clear continuity in the colors and style and a few pieces stand out for me.
For one, there are the Yeezy Boost Lows and the Yeezy Boots (unofficial titles). I prefer the boots seen below.
Other pieces I enjoy: the crop tops for women and literally all the camo. My free spending self would cop a camo jacket, the Boots and the Boosts.
The Kanye x adidas Fashion Show just went down in NYC and more details and previews have naturally surfaced (scroll below for the Yeezy Boost Lows.)
The music takes the forefront as Kanye premiered track 01 off his upcoming album:
“Wolves” featuring Vic Mensa & Sia.
Wow. Look at ‘Ye branching out to another Chicago artist on the rise. Without much more ado, here’s a full HQ audio preview of the song and streamed fashion show.
UPDATE: Full, CDQ as part of the new adidas Originals official video. Starts at 8:19 mark.
I’m vibing with the booming production, by Cashmere Cat & Sinjin Hawke, and ‘Ye’s autotune carries the first third of the record with Vic harmonizing on the bridge. Sia comes in wonderfully afterward. And overall, this is a message to let digest as well. Between all three artists, they describe not staying too high and wild and learning from times that they do. It’ll take some listens, but knowing Sia’s past helps piece her part together as well.
Hosted by Neonpajamas (shout out to the Insta friend) at Emporium Wicker Park, Groupie Love featuring Vic Mensa and Smoko Ono along with Ebilla, Boathouse, and Gold Status is the place to be Wednesday, December 10th.
Fuck the cold, come through and see what Chicago has been working with. Check back for full event coverage.
Performing under the name Groupie Love, Vic Mensa and Smoko Ono kept the spot lit on a Wednesday night. Featuring crowd favorites as well as some unreleased tracks from Vic’s upcoming EP,Streetlights, the duo kept the stage going as the crowd and stage got bigger. Big ups to all the dudes using their human tetris abilities, it’s not every day where 20 dudes can situate themselves comfortably on a tiny ass stage.
From listening to some of Vic’s new material, I am pleasantly surprised by how he is furthering his style and take on music. Although the tracks are very reminiscent of some of his older material, he is placing a new fresh spin on some old ideas. And with a vastly different sound than the stuff his fellow SAVEMONEY members are producing I say, let the boy cook. With his notable strides with top music artists, this new Vic Mensa, whatever the fuck that means, is branching out and giving us a small sample of some of his more revolutionary works.
Vic Mensa’s homecoming show lived up to the hype. The sold out show was a memorable showcase by all that formed part from beginning to end and left much anticipation of what is expected from the young emcee’s forthcoming EP Streetlights. Highlights from the show are below in order.
The Treated Crew producer/DJ kicked off the show with a phenomenal showcase of his production credits as well as played some exclusive never before heard tracks that he and Childish Gambino have been working on. His DJ showcase left audiences wanting more for his unique ability to blend some juke and house music.
If you didn’t know Leather Corduroys [Joey & Kami] they wasted NO TIME in introducing themselves to new and old listeners. The Save Money duo gave us intensity and energy throughout their showcase and brought the house down with their banger “Irie Trill Vibes”.
Irie Trill Vibes
Vashtie Kola was in attendance at Vic’s show and DJ’s a set. For those that don’t know Va$htie, she is a New York based director, filmmaker, artist, designer, and creative consultant extraordinaire. She is also the first female designer of the Jordan brand shoe. Her set consisted of golden age 1980-early 90’s NYC based Hip-Hop.
DJ Oreo, Vic and Chance the Rapper’s DJ did a great job hyping up the crowd for Vic Mensa, continuously building up momentum for the arrival of Vic on stage.
Vic Mensa was lights out phenomenal in her homecoming performance at Metro. The prolific Save Money emcee and XXL Freshmen had his audience holding on to his words as he performed some of his most popular tracks off INNANETAPE and some exclusive new material off his forthcoming project Sreetlights EP. The most memorable cameo was Chance The Rapper coming out to spit his verse for Suitcase. Vic Mensa closed off his show with an encore performance of “Feel That” that brought down the crowd as he capped off his phenomenal performance for the night. The Save Money army leader definitely shined bright in his night of glory and reminded us how much our Chicago youth has been doing to claim back our streets through empowering music.