adidas Originals Jeremy Scott Wings “Metallic Silver”

adidas Shiny Wings

Experienced footwear manufacturer adidas and zany creative Jeremy Scott at this point have teamed up multiple times, each time innovating in apparel and sneaker design. The pair of lifestyle suppliers have made an indisputable imprint on the shoe landscape with their most recognizable silhouette being the adidas Wings sneaker. It’s this very shoe model that appears in a fresh new metallic color way that takes the high top Adidas metro attitude athletic sneaker and dresses it with wings and a shiny silver upper coloring. Jeremy Scott’s likeness is subtly emphasized with the white midsole bearing his signature on the heel and the designers face artfully displayed on the inner portion of the tongue.

Cop the Jeremy Scott Wings “Metallic Silver” now for a retail price of $200 USD at select adidas originals locations and online.





Drake Wins Song Of The Year In The Source Magazine’s Year End Issue

For the past few days, The Source Magazine has been releasing the 2015 Holiday edition covers for our final print issue of 2015. The three special edition covers feature Jeezy, Jadakiss and Rick Ross, all of which further raised the excitement surrounding the issue. Customarily, The Source reveals the End of Year Awards, which highlights the best and brightest of each calendar year. Set to hit newsstands nationwide December 1st, we’ve decided to give fans a little sneak peak, announcing that we have awarded Drake Song of the Year, and deservedly so, for his crossover smash hit “Hotline Bling.

The record caught fire immediately when it was released mid-summer and the lore surrounding it continues to grow, adding yet another gem in Drake’s extensive catalog of hits. Check out the hit below and while you’re at it, peep Drizzy on the cover of our Fall 2011 issue.

It may be time for another cover!!

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Police Release Dashcam Footage of Laquan McDonald Being Shot 16 Times

Police have finally released official dashcam footage of Laquan McDonald being fatally shot 16 times by a police officer as he was walking away from a chaotic scene involving several police officers. Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder earlier today in regards to the incident, and a Chicago prosecutor had this to say about the incident.

I’ve been a prosecutor for nearly 30 years. I have personally investigated and prosecuted numerous cases of police misconduct and public corruption, I’ve been involved in hundreds of murder investigations and trials, and I’ve seen some of the most violent and graphic evidence and crime scene photos that you can only imagine. To watch a 17-year-old young man die in such a violent manner is simply disturbing and I have absolutely no doubt that this video will tear at the hearts of all Chicagoans.

The dash cam footage clearly shows McDonald walking away, and not towards Van Dyke, but his attorney has continued to argue that his client did not “act inappropriately” during the incident.

Officers were on the scene responding to a 911 call that someone was stealing cars on the south side of the city. McDonald was armed with a knife, but Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel maintains that Van Dyke violated McDonald’s trust “at every level.”

Sly and the Family Stone Co-Founder Cynthia Robinson Dead at 69

Cynthia Robinson, a founding member for Sly and the Family Stone who played trumpet, has died after a battle with cancer. The musician’s Facebook page and Billboard confirmed the news Tuesday. She was 69.

The trumpeter was best known for her joyous melodies and inspired vocals and ad-libs on songs like “Dance to the Music” and “I Want to Take You Higher.” She commanded listeners to “get up and dance to the music” at the beginning of the former song and sang “hey, hey, hey” background vocals on the latter.

Robinson’s career with Sly Stone began in 1966 when the bandleader put together a group called the Stoners. They fell apart quickly, though, and she became a fixture of the Family Stone – a group whose members were male and female and represented different races, a novel idea at the time – alongside her cousin Larry Graham.

Although the ensemble’s A Whole New Thing was not a hit, its second LP Dance to the Music scored a hit in 1967 with the title cut, paving the way for a string of successful songs that included “Everyday People,” “Stand,” “Hot Fun in the Summertime,” “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again),” “Family Affair” and many others. Trumpeter Miles Davis, deep into his fusion period, said at the time that he was a fan. The band fizzled in popularity by the mid-Seventies, with members leaving, but the trumpeter continued to record with Stone into the Eighties.

When not playing with the Family Stone, Robinson played in Graham’s Graham Central Station and worked with George Clinton and Prince. She was inducted into the 1993 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside her Family Stone bandmates.

Robinson was born on January 12th, 1946 in Sacramento, California. She played brass instruments in her high school marching band and participated in an all-faith church choir. She met Stone while still in high school and ran into him again when he was a radio DJ after moving to Oakland. Stone was so beholden to his longtime friend that at the peak of “Everyday People” popularity, he cancelled three months of booked appearances – including the Ed Sullivan Show – while he waited for Robinson to recover from an emergency gall bladder operation.

In recent years, after Stone disappeared from the public eye, Robinson continued to play with a group called simply the Family Stone. She appeared on “Do Yo Dance,” the group’ latest single released this past summer.

Earlier this year, she told Rolling Stone how committed the singer was to equality and feminism, citing “M’Lady” as an example. “You may think Sly’s talking about the ladies in the song, but he’s actually talking to the men,” she said. “He’s giving the ladies props. He’s telling the men that the ladies are cool, that they need to pay more attention to them! The repetitive line is, ‘Give her some time.’ He’s telling the guys to spend more time with their ladies. Give her some attention!”

When news of Robinson’s death broke, Questlove penned a loving tribute to her, calling her music’s original “hypeman” in an Instagram post. “She wasn’t just a screaming cheerleading foil to Sly and Freddie [Stone]’s gospel vocals; she was a kick ass trumpet player,” he wrote. “A crucial intricate part of Sly Stone’s utopian vision of MLK’s America: Sly and the Family Stone were brothers and cousins, friends and enemies, black and white, male and female. saint and sinner. … Cynthia’s role in music history isn’t celebrated enough.”

The administrators of Robinson’s Facebook page asked that fans continue to contribute to the Cynthia Robinson Cancer Care Fund.

YouTube Kids App Faces New Complaints Over Ads – New York Times

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YouTube Kids App Faces New Complaints Over Ads
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WASHINGTON — Visit YouTube Kids and typically it will not be long before promotions for junk food appear. The advertisements regularly show up in the form of funny contests and animated stories.
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Pop Facebook Quiz: Should You Take It? – New York Times

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Pop Facebook Quiz: Should You Take It?
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More than 17 million people have taken a delightful little quiz on Facebook that displays their most-often used words in a sweet word cloud. Continue reading the main story. Just. Dance. Today. (Most used words by me, on Facebook, in 2015
Meet Vonvon, the 'mysterious' South Korean company behind that 'Most Used VentureBeat

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Tracking Down the “Missing” Carbon From the Martian Atmosphere – Pasadena Now

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Tracking Down the "Missing" Carbon From the Martian Atmosphere
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Carbon exchange and loss processes on Mars. Once in the atmosphere, CO2 can exchange with the polar caps or dissolve into waters, which can precipitate out solid carbonatess. CO2 in the atmosphere is lost to space at a rate controlled in part by the
Tracking down the 'missing' carbon from the Martian atmosphereEurekAlert (press release)

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