Shia LaBeouf has been spitting a lot of rhymes recently. Just earlier today he took a few shots at some of hip-hop's most notable players on a freestyle for The Breakfast Club, one of whom was Lil Yachty. TMZ managed to catch the 19-year-old outside LAX and when asked for a response to LaBeouf's recent rapping stints, he lightheartedly advised the aspiring rapper to "stick to acting," but also maintained that there's no beef between the two because Shia's "not important enough." Although Shia has been making unexpectedly big waves in the music industry, Lil Boat is really more excited about being "on TV, man!"
After teasing the unexpected release on social media, Anti Social Social Club and mastermind JAPAN have finally unveiled their highly-anticipated collaboration. The drop is comprised of three items - a hoodie, T-shirt and cap - featuring the Japanese label's signature skull and bones logo in white and ASSC's slogan branding in an eye-catching pink. The phrase "F*CK EVERYONE IT'S JUST YOU IN THE END" can be found along the front of the hoodie and tee as well. Check out the trio of items above and look to purchase them on December 8 at temporary pop-up locations, which haven't been revealed as of yet. Stay tuned for more information.
Recently, Apple customers have been issuing complaints that their iPhone 6s devices, upon updating to the iOS 10.1.1 system, have been randomly shutting off when their batteries were 30% charged. On Friday, Apple released an official announcement to give some closure to dissatisfied customers, albeit only on its Chinese language website.
Apparently, malfunctioning iPhones with faulty batteries are bugging out because they were "exposed to controlled ambient air longer [they] should have been before being assembled into battery packs."
Although Apple has admitted that "a very small number" of iPhone 6s devices manufactured between September and October 2015 are experiencing shutdowns and can qualify for replacements, the tech giant asserts that the random shut offs are actually a feature, not a malfunction: "iPhone is actually designed to shut down automatically under certain conditions, such as extremely cold temperature. To an iPhone user, some of those shutdowns might seem unexpected, but they are designed to protect the device’s electronics from low voltage."
You can read Apple's full statement in both Chinese and English here.
It's been a busy couple of months for LA-based Rare Panther, who has been supplementing its Fall/Winter 2016 collection with exclusive releases here and there; most recently with longtime friend and supporter of the brand Carrots. To cap off a busy year RP© recently teamed up with 21 Savage to release an exclusive capsule range of goods that was previously only available at the fledgling rapper's LA pop-up earlier this week. Now the aptly-dubbed "21 Panther" hoodie and T-shirt are also available online. Both pieces feature a panther motif reimagined with the rapper's knife tattoo along the forehead, and co-branding placed just above. Priced at $50 USD and $110 USD respectively, pick up the tee and hoodie at rarepanther.com now.
Junya Watanabe MAN has always delivered clean, utilitarian pieces, and the latest item available from the classic workwear essentials line is the eYe Nylon Twill Tote Bag. Made in Japan, this durable tote bag is inspired by the MA-1 flight jacket and constructed of 100% nylon twill exterior, and features a large zip closure compartment, quilted camo print lining and leather interior pockets. Sturdy woven nylon is found throughout the body of the bag as well as the handle, and rivet reinforcements guarantee years of heavy duty use. Other details include a single snap button pocket for easy access and a woven eYe Junya Watanabe Man brand patch. Retailing for $571 USD, you can find the Junya Watanabe MAN eYe Nylon Twill Tote Bag here.
The fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt has set another record, winning the IAAF male Athlete of the Year award for sixth time. The Jamaican sprinter took his overall total to nine Olympic gold medals at Rio 2016 with his third 100 metres, 200m and 4x100m relay hat-trick and was nominated for the award alongside Mo Farah and David Rudisha. Bolt was presented the award by IAAF president Sebastian Coe in Monaco on Friday night, while the Female Athlete of the Year went to Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana. Canada's Andre de Grasse, the 22-year-old who won 200m silver and 100m bronze in Rio, was named Male Rising Star, while Olympic heptathlon champion Nafissatou Thiam, 22, won the female award.
"It's definitely a big deal," said the Jamaican of the award he also won in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Bolt will retire next year, following the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London, to reportedly play football for the German club Borussia Dortmund.
It was only five days ago that 31-year-old German Nico Rosberg won his first F1 World Title at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after placing second to Lewis Hamilton. Achieving what his father had done 34 years prior, the German has decided to call it quits, retiring from Formula 1 with immediate effect. Rosberg raced in 206 grands prix, winning 23 and finishing on the podium 57 times. Rosberg states:
"I have climbed my mountain, I am on the peak, so this feels right. For 25 years in racing, it has been my dream, my 'one thing', to become Formula 1 world champion. Through the hard work, the pain, the sacrifices, this has been my target. And now I've made it."
The top three nominees for The Best FIFA Men's player award have been revealed. After an initial shortlist of 23 of the best names in football, rivals Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are joined by Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann in the final three. The winner will be crowned in Zurich on 9 January 2017.
Cristiano Ronaldo had an outstanding year in continental competitions, securing his third UEFA Champions League title, his second for Real Madrid, finishing as top scorer with 16 goals on the way to the final. Ronaldo also captained his country to their first major trophy at the UEFA EURO 2016 Cup.
Argentina and Barcelona’s Messi had yet another phenomenal year, guiding his side to a league and cup double, scoring 26 goals in an incredibly tight La Liga title race, and captaining his country to the final of the Copa America Centenario. Messi also stepped past Gabriel Batistuta as his country’s outright top goalscorer during the Copa America Centenario.
Antoine Griezmann announced himself as one of the world’s outstanding players this year thanks to his performances on home soil at UEFA EURO 2016, even becoming the top scorer in the tournament. The Frenchman also ended the 2015-16 season as his club side’s top goalscorer, helping Atleti to third in La Liga, and to a tight final defeat to Ronaldo’s Real in the Champions League.
VLONE and No Vacancy Inn have joined forces for a capsule collection of long-sleeved shirts and shorts during Art Basel Miami. The collaborative range is unveiled in this lookbook shot by Akhil Sesh, showing monochrome pieces emblazoned with both imprints' logos executed in Miami-appropriate baby blue and orange colors. The items are available for sale in limited quantities at VLONE's ongoing pop-up location, which will run through till December 4. It's unclear whether the range will see a wider release in the future but we'll make sure to keep you posted on any updates.
Warren Lotas may not have grown up during the Punk movement’s heyday in the ‘70s, but the up-and-coming designer is the perfect embodiment of Punk’s DIY ethos. Having started his eponymous line of hand-painted garments from the confines of his college dorm room, Lotas has made his mark on the streetwear scene by refashioning vintage flannel shirts, denim jackets, sweatshirts and jeans with elaborate yet sinister designs. The DIY designer recently headed down to Alchemist Miami to create one of his biggest projects to date. We caught up with him to check out the process and get a quick glimpse at his upcoming collection, which will also be available on HBX soon.
For more about the talented designer, check out our interview with Warren that explores his early inspirations and design ethos here.
Sneaker culture is an environment that welcomes all and allows its participants to express the creativity to its fullest extent. In our latest HYPEFEET weekly series, we’ll collect and showcase some of the best Instagram images that display your favorite silhouettes of the past, present and future.
To acknowledge some recent highly coveted releases, this week we're recapping some of the best shots which incorporate the "Triple Black" renditions of the Nike Flyknit Racer "Midnight" and adidas UltraBOOST "Triple Black." It's safe to assume that once each respective model was given a release date, the sneaker community breathed a sigh of relief and said "finally." Take a look at some creative imagery above and let us know who has the best shot and which silhouette is the best by voting in our polls below.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho are among a few big names in the football world that are being accused of tax evasion, money laundering and corruption in a recent finding. On Friday, a group of 12 European newspapers, including German outlet Der Spiegel and Britain's The Sunday Times, have come together under the title "Football Leaks" announcing that they are publishing findings of the alleged multimillion-euro tax evasion scheme over the next three weeks. According to Der Spiegel, Real Madrid star Ronaldo could have "hidden 150 million euros in tax havens in Switzerland and the British Virgin Island" from a system developed by super-agent Jorge Mendes. The report continues to state, "on this amount, the striker paid only 5.6 million euros in taxes, or barely four percent." More than 18 million leaked documents have been examined in the investigation, which also intends to publish allegations of prostitution and exploitation of minors in football. Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and AS Monaco's Radamel Falcao are other names included in the accused list.