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Kanye West Statue Unveiled at Sneakertopia

By Chris Gates x Sam Berman
David Weeks NYC has been a a transcending designer and star in the art world. Recently, he unveiled his latest creation: a 5-foot-tall of Kanye West, showcasing his 4 sides of emotions.
Mr. weeks is the youngest innovative style award recipient and the leader
of a new wave of art. With his new series “Modern day Mount Rushmore”, the artist seeks to bring awareness to cultural legends in the black community who’ve helped shift the culture and provide a path for wealth, success and advocacy. The first in his series is a massive statue of his favorite artist Kanye West. The name of statue is perfect for its four-faced appearance: N.S.E.West.
The statue is now on display at Sneakertopiaa pop-up exhibit and store at HHLA. Inside, you see the restricted sneaker display and will be surrounded by a widespread variety of pricey kicks and very big street art pieces.

Average price to get a view is $20 a person, and you can grab your tickets here. The pop up shoe museum will be on full display with David Weeks NYC’s N.S.E.WEST masterpiece in Los Angeles thru Mar 1st, then will go on to hit other places around the globe.

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Adidas × Ivy Park

By Armon Hayes × Vaughn Lowery

“These barriers are not going to stop me,” is the opening line of the latest #Adidas×IVYPARK campaign.

The highly anticipated collaboration with Beyoncé and ADIDAS made the world stop this past weekend. Like her music, the lifestyle brand is inclusive, evoking strength and identity. Gender fluid with neutral color pallets for effortless layering during the time of year. On trend. It’s aesthetically pleasing athleisure with the intended functionality backed by the workmanship of an apparel powerhouse.

The collection includes footwear which will entice any sneakerhead. Four sleek vibrant designs starting at $99 coupled with accessories and branded grillz.

In activation of the release, this week the Beyhive sent orange care packages to various celebrities: Megan Thee StallionReese WitherspoonCiaraCardi B and Diplo. Rolling racks, trunks and boxes were chosen by the superstar herself with ‘love and respect.’

360 MAGAZINE teammates rocked the unisex cargo sweat ($85) paired with matching sweatshirt. The Nite Jogger sneakers ($159) were enunciated with a branded key chain.

And, if you were one of the lucky handpicked few, you received a luggage tag alongside of an inserted note from the Queen Bey herself.

With many of the items being SOLD OUT within hours of its online discharge, this launch is sure to be one of the most successful drops in both brand’s histories. Definitely a strong departure from Topshop (originally a partnership with British billionaire Sir Philip Nigel Ross Green, she’s now the sole owner).

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KANYE WEST – Mary

Kanye West will bring his original opera Mary to New York City’s famed David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. Directed by Vanessa Beecroft, Mary was first staged at Art Basel Miami, and follows Nebuchadnezzar, West’s first opera, which premiered last month at the Hollywood Bowl. 
 
Mary is an original opera, based on the biblical story of the miraculous events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ. The Books of Matthew and Luke recount the story of Mary, who was divinely chosen by God to bring forth the Messiah.    
 
West’s Mary brings together elements from different worlds – including opera, fine art, modern dance, and gospel music – to create a new visual interpretation and innovative performance structure. Mary is performed by the Sunday Service collective, a ministry formed in January of 2019. With the Sunday Service collective working alongside a cast of professional opera singers, Mary represents an innovative interpretation of West’s own music, gospel standards, and traditional opera alike.
 
For ticket information visit HERE

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Kanye West – New Original Opera ‘MARY’

KANYE WEST TO STAGE NEW ORIGINAL OPERA ‘MARY’ THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8TH IN MIAMI

DIRECTED BY VANESSA BEECROFT, NEW OPERA FOLLOWS ‘SOULFUL, SPIRITUAL’ OPERA DEBUT, NEBUCHADNEZZAR

On Sunday, December 8th, Kanye West will debut the new original opera Mary at the Miami Marine Stadium. The opera, directed by Vanessa Beecroft, follows on the heels of Nebuchadnezzar, West’s first opera, which premiered last month at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. For West, opera is a new medium through which to express his commitment to faith and his ever-expanding musical and visual palette.

Mary is an original opera, based on the biblical story of the miraculous events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ. The Books of Matthew and Luke recount the story of Mary, who was divinely chosen by God to bring forth the Messiah.

West’s Mary brings together elements from different worlds – including opera, fine art, modern dance, and gospel music – to create a new visual interpretation and innovative performance structure. Mary is performed by the Sunday Service collective, a ministry formed in January of 2019, in collaboration with Access Opera. With the Sunday Service Collective working alongside a cast of professional opera singers,Mary represents an innovative interpretation of West’s own music, gospel standards, and traditional opera alike.

For ticket information, please go HERE.

Kanye West – NEBUCHADNEZZAR

KANYE WEST TO DEBUT NEW OPERA ‘NEBUCHADNEZZAR’ AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24

DIRECTED BY VANESSA BEECROFT, WITH MUSIC BY SUNDAY SERVICE, PETER COLLINS & INFINITY’S SONG

On Sunday, November 24thKanye West will debut the new opera ‘Nebuchadnezzar’ live at the Hollywood Bowl. The opera, directed by Vanessa Beecroft, will feature the Sunday Service collective, as well as singer Peter Collins and the group Infinity’s Song.

Nebuchadnezzar is an original opera, based on the biblical story of the Babylonian King from the Book of Daniel. Set in the 6th century BC, the Book of Daniel recounts Nebuchadnezzar’s transition from wicked, imperious, self-declared ruler to a true believer who finds salvation in his faith.

West conceived of this opera as an expression of his commitment to both his faith and ever-expanding musical palette. Nebuchadnezzar brings together elements from different worlds, including opera, fine art, modern dance, and gospel music, to create an innovative performance structure. West’s sound is the bridge between these artforms. 

Vanessa Beecroft’s work has been shown internationally since 1993 and often presents social commentary and critique. She is best known for her conceptual performance art, which often references the historical and political associations of the place in which the installation is held. Since 2008, Vanessa has collaborated extensively with Kanye West.

For ticket info, go HERE.

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Kanye is King

Billionaire Kanye West returns to the top of the album charts in historic fashion again this week, as his ninth solo studio album, JESUS IS KING, debuts at #1 on the US album chart, surpassing the Beatles and once again tying Eminem for the most consecutive #1 album debuts in chart history, with nine.
 
JESUS IS KING, which arrived in stores on October 25th via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings, immediately went to #1 on Apple Music in more than 90 countries, #1 on Spotify, #1 on Amazon, and was the #1 Trending Album on Twitter. JESUS IS KING becomes the most streamed first week in Kanye’s entire career in the US and the UK. 

This week, JESUS IS KING tops the Rap Albums chart, the Christian Albums chart, and the Gospel Albums chart simultaneously. In addition, all eleven tracks on JESUS IS KING debuted on the Hot 100, led by “Follow God” at #7 – giving Kanye over 100 career entries on the Hot 100 songs chart.
 
The October 25th release of JESUS IS KING coincided with the global opening of the IMAX film of the same name. Kanye premiered the album and film experience at a special listening and screening event at the Los Angeles Forum. 
 
The onslaught of release-week activities included JESUS IS KING merch pop-up, a live-streamed JESUS IS KING Sunday Service Experoence at the Forum in LA, and a special performance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live from the Oculus in New York City. Kanye also joined CBS Late Late Show host James Corden for a 20-minute episode of ‘Airpool Karaoke’ that trended at #2 on YouTube and has been viewed over 11 million times in less than a week. 
 
JESUS IS KING is available in a variety of formats, including limited edition blue vinyl and cassette, along with exclusive merchandise offerings at shop.kanyewest.com.

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Teyana Taylor × Kehlani

LISTEN TO “MORNING” 
 
WATCH THE VIDEO

EARLY LISTEN TO “MORNING”HERE
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
 

Teyana Taylor – multi-hyphenate R&B superstar singer, songwriter, producer, director, dancer/choreo­grapher, actor, fitness guru, model, mother and Harlem native  – announces the release of “Morning” featuring Kehlani, the brand new single and steamy video, both available today via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings.  “Morning” is the second advance track from THE ALBUM, following up the R&B smash “How You Want It? (HYWI?)” featuring King Combs.
 
THE ALBUM is the long-awaited follow-up to Teyana’s KTSE, one of the five G.O.O.D. Music/ Def Jam albums produced by Kanye West during his 2018 sojourn in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Released in June, KTSE (acronym for Keep That Same Energy) set off an 18-month chain reaction for Teyana, starting with its summertime RIAA- certified Gold smash “Gonna Love Me.”  Teyana performed “Gonna Love Me” (in a medley with “Rose In Harlem,” also from KTSE) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.  Hip-hop audiences embraced the Gonna Love Me” remix featuring Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface KillahMethod Man and Raekwon, whose video was directed by Teyana herself.
 
KTSE spun off a hot new single and video for Teyana in early 2019, the explicit “WTP (Work This P***y).”  The video was nominated last week for “Best Dance Perform­ance” at the upcoming BET Soul Train Awards, airing live from Las Vegas on November 17. The third single from KTSE was the evocative “Issues/Hold On.”  After slaying the audience with the song live on Ellen in April 2019, Teyana was surprised on-air when Ellen presented her with the RIAA gold award plaque for “Gonna Love Me,” bringing it all full circle.
 
As she continues to direct her own videos, Teyana – aka ‘Spike Tee’ – was again at the helm of the clip for her recent single, How You Want It? (HYWI?) featuring King Combs, released in August. 
 
About TEYANA TAYLOR:
Being a jack of trades has allowed Teyana Taylor to become a master of all. From her smoky melodic vocals to her dynamic dance moves, the entertainer dips in dives between her talents that also include producing, songwriting, acting, directing and everything in between. When it comes to describing herself, the Harlem native can only think of one word: Everything.
 
“I literally can do everything. I never look at anything as being impossible,” she explains. “I exhaust all options to make what happen when I need to make happen.” Her mantra made her an early favorite to artists like Pharrell, who she signed her first deal with, and later choreographed videos for artists like Beyonce and Jay-Z. Her love for the arts and R&B later earned her the title of the first woman signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint.
 
Between R&B’s identity crisis in the 2010s, Teyana dropped her debut album VII, with tracks like “Maybe” (featuring Yo Gotti and Pusha T) and the sultry “Just Different” shaping her musical persona. The critically acclaimed album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in 2014, cementing her position in today modern R&B field. “I fought for that raw, hood necessary R&B and now I feel like it’s better than ever,” she says.
 
After spicing up the R&B charts, Teyana was blessed with the arrival of her daughter Junie with husband and NBA star Iman Shumpert in 2015. “I do all of this for my baby. She’s who I do it for,” she says about Iman “Junie” Tayla Shumpert Jr., her main source of inspiration. “I always show her how to be a leader and a businesswoman. I want her to believe that she can be anything she wants to be and it not be a shocker that she’s a female doing it all.” Soon after, Teyana went on to star in the internet-breaking video for Kanye West’s “Fade,” and scored her first MTV Moonman for “Best Choreography” at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.
 
But it wasn’t until the release of her sophomore project K.T.S.E. in June 2018 that the world experienced Teyana’s talents. With her all-female production company The Aunties, Teyana self-directed videos for “WTP,” the Gold-selling single “Gonna Love Me,” and recently, “Issues/Hold On.” She has also directed videos for her peers like T.I. (“You”), Monica (“Commitment”) and Lil Duval (“Pull Up” featuring Ty Dolla $ign) with fans like Ms. Lauryn Hill and Elton John praising her boss moves.
 
Part of what makes Teyana stand out from the rest is her ability to move with precision and poise in everything she does. From the studio to the stage, every idea is a project with the singer front and center with a vision all her own. With her musical inspirations like Aaliyah, Teena Marie, Mint Condition and Janet Jackson speaking to her soul, Teyana is aware her mission is larger than life. “I’m working on me every day and I think that’s my purpose,” she says, comparing her life to a never-ending book. “I’m still going, still mastering and being a better me.”
 

SHECK WES RELEASES NEW SINGLE & VIDEO “YKTS”

Harlem rapper Sheck Wes has premiered his long-awaited new single “YKTS. Released via Cactus Jack/ G.O.O.D. Music/ Interscope Records and accompanied by a wildly outlandish video, “YKTS” showcases the raw intensity and lo-fi but hard-hitting aesthetic that made Sheck a breakout star with his viral hit “Mo Bamba.

Watch the video for “YKTS” HERE.

Directed by White Trash Tyler (a filmmaker known for his work with Travis ScottKanye West, and Kodak Black) and shot on both coasts, the “YKTS” visual finds Sheck in a variety of outrageous scenarios: racing foreign cars through the California desert, buried in an avalanche of sneakers, donning crystal chandeliers as headwear. The starkly potent track’s title phrase stands for “You Know the Scouts” — a term that Sheck coined himself and quickly made essential to the cultural lexicon.

A 21-year-old first-generation American, Sheck broke through with his triple-platinum single “Mo Bamba”: a tribute to his childhood friend and Orlando Magic draft pick Mo Bamba, and a powerful portrait of survival in the inner city. Originally released in June 2017, the song went viral in early 2018, eventually reaching #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and amassing over 527 million streams on Spotify to date. In addition, the New York Times featured “Mo Bamba” in its “Diary of a Song” series, with Sheck appearing alongside his collaborators 16yrold and Take A Daytrip. Check it out HERE.

“Mo Bamba” appears on Sheck’s widely acclaimed full-length debut MUDBOY, which arrived in October of last year. Along with hitting the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart, MUDBOY landed on the Top 50 Albums of 2018 list from on Pitchfork (who also hailed it as a “a strong and holistic statement” and “the rare project from an über-hyped rap prospect that actually delivers on its promise”).
 

Listen to “YKTS”:

Retail: https://smarturl.it/YKTS
Amazon: https://smarturl.it/YKTS/amazonunlimited
Apple: https://smarturl.it/YKTS/applemusic
Google Play: https://smarturl.it/YKTS/googleplay
iTunes: https://smarturl.it/YKTS/itunes
Pandora: https://smarturl.it/YKTS/pandora
Spotify: https://smarturl.it/YKTS/spotify
Tidal: https://smarturl.it/YKTS/tidal
YouTube Music: https://smarturl.it/YKTS/youtubemusic 

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KANYE WEST RELEASES JESUS IS KING, HIS NINTH STUDIO ALBUM


LISTEN TO JESUS IS KING HERE

IMAX FILM IN THEATERS NOW

JESUS IS KING MUSIC, VINYL & MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE AT SHOP.KANYEWEST.COM

KANYE WEST has released of his ninth solo studio album – JESUS IS KING – in conjunction with the global release of his IMAX film of the same name.

Listen to JESUS IS KINGhttps://kanyewest.lnk.to/JesusIsKing 

JESUS IS KING is now available in a variety of formats, including limited edition blue vinyl, along with exclusive merchandise offerings at shop.kanyewest.com

IMAX THEATERS, SHOWTIMES AND TICKET INFO: https://jesusisking.imax.com/tickets/

JESUS IS KING SUNDAY SERVICE EXPERIENCE: 
Sunday, October 27th
The Forum in Los Angeles
https://www1.ticketmaster.com/kanye-west-jesus-is-king-sunday-service-experience/event/09005758D88467C6
 
PRE-SALE: Today at 10am PT (Fans who purchase the album or merch through shop.kanyewest.com will receive a code to purchase tickets)
PUBLIC ON-SALE: Saturday at 10am PT
 
All proceeds will be donated to charity
 
JESUS IS KING MERCH POP UP
1202-1210 Mateo St. Los Angeles, CA 90021
 
October 25-27
FRI 12-8
SAT 11-8
SUN 11-7