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.
– The shoe drops Saturday (keep an eye on your Confirmed app)
– 9,000 available for the initial run
– “Everyone that wants the Yeezys will have them.” — Kanye says more runs of the show will be sold and cites doing the first release in a safe manner. (True, be safe people!)
– 42 worldwide locations will show 10 total presentations of “Yeezy Season 1”
New details have since surfaced like that on yeezy.supply which now offers tickets to cinemas in those select cities. Plus, the invite to the New York presentation was received today and some photos of that are below. The invitation turns into a jacket. I just appreciate out-of-the-box design like this. All this on top of adidas’ first official image — the lead photo above. Real clean.
Kanye chopped it up with Ryan Seacrest this morning for an extensive interview in the wake of his latest Grammys moment and ‘Ye cleared things up very well about what he was thinking and what he was trying to convey. You’ll hear him say it was a bad choice of words on his part when he said Beck should respect artistry. He further calls the Grammys a joke and also notes they’re musician’s Super Bowl. Plus, a great anecdote about Taylor Swift coming up to him immediately after the Beck incident and now they’re even talkin about getting in the studio.
“I felt that even though the Grammys some times gives awards to people who you wouldn’t think should win in the category, as a respect to artists, we mention the other artist’s name in our speech. And that was the point I was making about it. There’s like many of times I gave other people my award, literally made them come up onstage. Maroon 5, when they won best new artist, [Adam Levine] mentioned me because it was the College Dropout and [it had] 10 nominations and all that.”
More Grammys talk: ‘Ye wants to sit with the Grammys committee to discuss voting changes and won’t be back until he is able to do so. Nice, there’s a lesson to people to not just stop at acknowledging an issue but offering to propose a solution too.
For those who care more about the Yeezy Boost, first and foremost the shoe comes out Saturday. Kanye also apologized that everyone won’t be able to get them right away (9,000 will be available at $350) but does say that over time, everyone who will want Yeezys will have ’em and that’s what he’s all about. Phew! Lastly, Kanye will be streaming his adidas x Yeezy collection presentation to 40 worldwide locations and will have 10 presentations total so more people in Brooklyn and around the world can see the experience.
Listen up above for even more small tidbits on how “FourFiveSeconds” came together and more. Nice interview by ‘Ye.
After the Grammys last night, it feels like Friday night’s first look of the adidas Yeezy Boost is ages ago. ‘Ye and his crew were spotted wearing the sneaker throughout the weekend and have now touched down in New York City for the shoe’s confirmed release this All-Star Weekend. (Plus, Kanye is headlining a Roc Nation party with Kevin Durant later this week too.)
Here are some fresh new pics of the new Yeezys, on display at the adidas SoHo location where you can use the new Confirmed app to try and reserve your pair. Rumored price points have it at $350 though, so hopefully you’ve been saving…
More details to come as they’re released, including a solid date/time this weekend.
The long-awaited first look at the adidas Yeezy Boost — the newly revealed name and photos up above and below for Kanye’s first signature shoe in adidas, set to premiere next week during New York Fashion Week on February 12th.
Wow, I’m really feelin’ this, no jocking. I dig the slate grey (looks like suede too), the shoe’s overall shape, and the bottom sole especially. What do you think? Weigh in on Twitter @gowherehiphop.