We go Again
I see this so clearly in my minds eye as the right thing to do. On the occasion where you can have two people who garner global attention such as Lavar Ball and Kanye West you expect something to come from them as a producer.
I cannot see one reason why they should not have a collaboration, the Yeezy Brands superior Technology and Big Baller Brands in with basketball culture and creating an alternative space where student athletes can practice their skills and get paid for it having a Triple B Yeezy basketball shoe on The Ball Brothers feet is an independent businessman’s dream. The only thing that can get in the way is the fact Yeezy is an Adidas Company and BBB can be considered a competitor, with Kanye’s non compete looking the way it does could make the sneaker non Existent.
Let’s make the speculation though, if we were to guess when Kanye West and Lavar Ball would collab I would say on LaMelo Ball’s draft day. Seems far enough out that Kanye would be in talks of signing a new contract LaMelo will have enough buzz round Melo as a star* in College will be high and he’s practically guaranteed he will be a top 15 pick off merit.
That’s when you strike while the iron is white hot, right now the frenzy for yeezy has died down the generation is grown up out of college and working they don’t have time to be hyping Yeezy. But! This can all be rectified with one great collaboration — grabbing a whole new generation who Respect Melo as one of their greats — this is what they were meant for to Turbo charge an already great Brand that runs on superior design and technology it will only Advance the cause if you get the future Jordan of the League. Not comparing Melo to Jordan in skill but in attention and respect for his skill he’s garnering he’s up there with the Greats of his generation.
If LaMelo were to by some miraculous reason play with his brothers the stars will truly align with Kanye and Lavar this time. Where technology will meet hype in the ultimate cross over of sportsmanship and genius.
In writing this I have gathered an even greater respect for the collaboration if it happens and want nothing more than for it to happen.For hip hop, for basketball, for black culture for independent business people everywhere who want to build their own thing. To show them collaborating across and not up can work just as well.
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Now it’s officially SpringTime
From now to May the cherry blossoms will bloom farmers will be planting seeds for crops trees will green; Lent & the rebirth of Christ in the Christian faith and the new tax year will begin.
I always like to contextualise things in the manner of the seasons because in living in England they are the most essential part of how we live life and to be honest it makes writing for me more fun.
As a story teller first I love to share tales with lessons involved create links and metaphors and multisyllabic sentences that sound nice. Once more I do all of this with real life examples which brings me to #SpringtimeOfTheRookie.
Where this is the springTime of my generation I reserve this time as a time to talk about creatives taking things to the next level – who also happen to be my generation – the stories I will tell in coming weeks may relate to you and you may learn something or have at least one takeaway. My real hope is you delve deeper into learning who some of these people are and related to.
Whatever Moves Your Dial
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For The Collection of Spring Of The Rookie
YOON Verbal Ambush: Minimalist Renegade || Sneakers Air Max 180 & Converse
Samuel Ross: 50 Shades of Concrete ||Sneakers Air Force 1 & Vomero +5
JW Anderson: Ravers in Daytime || Sneakers & Converse
Continue reading April — Springtime of The Rookie. My top Artist of the past year who have great fashion businesses
We go again
Puma Moved at exactly the right time with this one, it was good business to come at the top of the year with this kick and to follow it up with the Ader Error collab (which I have been promoting heavy) I have been watching Puma and their rollouts since their brother Adidas took over the league in technology and silhouettes.
What Puma May lack in feature designers they make back in hi-tech trainers. Intro the Puma Cell if I get my history correct the Cell was first released in 98 and the cell trainer like the Endura and Venom were formed with the comfort performance technology.
They have dramatically different skins and both have incredible detailing I find fascinating whoever’s idea it was to bring this back from the archives may have saved Puma. It was a great way to start out the year beating the nite joggers and TN in performance and aesthetic.
The upper really make the sneaker and it’s adjusted to the times, not so different from the dad shoe trend but still a performance sneaker.
Both trainers take their aesthetic from performance of the 90’s and it wasn’t really an aesthetic my people could jive with & you would literally only wear them for track and fireplace sport so to now bring them back as a lifestyle sneaker gets me thinking about who is pulling the strings behind the scenes.
I picked the both of them because I felt like it and didn’t want to choose between the two. Both of them are involved in culture, not mine. But culture non the less.
I’m very aware I’m the only one that’s holding Puma in a positive regard but I think I see a bigger play throughout the year with Select and the AderXPuma releases which mean something to places outside America and UK. It may come as a surprise to here but the West are not the only ones who but Sneakers
with that Puma are making a global play and really ingraining themselves with subculture and the youth in the east. This is what I see
Whatever Moves Your Dial
Not Your Typical