Stance has entrenched themselves as the premier company when it comes to high-quality, yet stylish socks. Already highly-favored amongst luminaries in the world of sports, Stance has officially announced that they will set their sights on street fashion with their “Anthem” collection.
According to Stance “Anthem highlights designs that appeal to the sleek and sophisticated artists and curators, the skeptics and tastemakers that set trends in the streets of the world’s style capitals.” In fact, to celebrate the launch, they’ve inducted notable tastemaker, BigSean,into their Punk and Poet family, which has also featured the likes of Rihanna and Allen Iverson in the past. “Stance socks are the best socks I’ve ever worn, so I was excited to have the chance to collaborate with them and be a part of the “Punk and Poet” family. Stance makes wearing socks an experience rather than a routine,” the Dark Sky Paradise rapper explained.
The new line will feature black and white designs as well as neon spray paint patterns, releasing as seasonal collections as well as several unique styles. Their Legends collection, for example is slated to drop in October, and will feature the late Notorious B.I.G. and Muhammad Ali.
Stance’s Anthem collection is available now, via their website as well as Packer Shoes, Ubiq, and Conveyer.
Last night was a big one for Big Sean, who performed two of his Dark Sky Paradise standouts at the BET Awards, “One Man Can Change The World,” “Blessings,” and the biggest hit of his career alongside E-40, “IDFWU.” Following the show, Sean released his 4th video of the past 10 days, “Play No Games,” and it may be a candidate for the year’s best. With Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign (and French Montana) tagging along, the potent romance anthem’s visual is based off Martin Lawrence‘s timeless sitcom, Martin, making for an extremely unique viewing experience.
Big Sean’s unloaded the camera chamber over the past week
Big Sean’s third album, Dark Sky Paradise, debuted at #1 in February, and provided some of 2015’s earliest rap bangers. Since then, the G.O.O.D. Music rep has released videos for the “Blessings,” and last week, dropped an inspirational video for “One Man Can Change The World,” his John Legend and Kanye West-featured ode to his grandmother. Today, just 5 days later, Sean has dropped two more visuals, one for “All Your Fault,” arguably the album’s best song, features both Kanye West and Travis Scott, and “I Know,” a slower ballad, which doubles as an interesting take on DJ Mustard production, done deftly with Jhene Aiko.
Big Sean’s heartfelt Dark Sky Paradise collab with Kanye West and John Legend, “One Man Can Change The World,” has received an official visual treatment. With the brutal racial-fueled murders at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, it’s release couldn’t have been more timely. Directed by Andrew Hines, the black-and-white piece fits perfectly with the inspirational Dark Sky Paradise standout. The video is an ode to Big Sean’s late grandmother who passed away back in December. With regards to the release of the video, Big Sean took to Twitter to say “never had a song like this be a single, it’s different then what’s on radio, but I feel it’s needed with all the craziness goin on right now…” Watch the heartfelt video above.
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Sean continues to be inspired by his grandmother’s concept that “one man can change the world”
Big Sean continues to be inspired by the life his grandmother lived and has been applying her concept of “one man can change the world” to his own life. Grounded by the roots planted in him, Sean is continuing her legacy by his commitment of service to the community he grew up in and the school he attended in Detroit.
Sean has partnered up with Adidas to collaborate on more than just sneakers. Through his Sean Anderson Foundation and in partnership with Adidas, Sean donated a 784 square ft. recording studio to his former school, Cass Technical.
“I can’t believe I used to rap at the lunch tables, slang my CD’s in the hallway and fast forward 10 years later I’m opening up my own recording studio at my old high school. This brings me tears of joy.”
Sean created a social media campaign to engage his fans to understand that they too can change the world by leading by example and being of service to their community. They have been doing this through random acts of kindness and being involved in issues that matter. Sean hopes that “his fans will look to themselves to not only believe in their dreams but to lead by example, inspire and give back – just like Mrs. Leonard did.”
Big Sean, Ricky Rozay join Future on the remix to his latest smash
Last year, Future followed up his sophomore album, Honest, with the Metro Boomin-executive produced Monster mixtape, which began a run of projects–Beast Mode and 56 Nights both dropped within the next 5 months–that would combine to make Future quite possibly 2015’s hottest rapper.
The biggest record off Monster, “Commas,” which was eventually released as an official single, has been given the remix treatment, courtesy of Big Sean and Rick Ross, who take turns going off on Southside‘s instrumental. Unfortunately, there’s no new verse from Future, in fact he only appears by way of the song’s chorus, but it’s still a remix worth checking out. A few times.
Unconfirmed reports say Sean as fed up with Grande’s behavior
Earlier this week, US Weekly announced one of the more surprising Hip-Hop related break-ups in recent history. Big Sean and Ariana Grande, one of the more popular music couples around, “amicably” broke up earlier this week due to forthcoming schedules that would keep them apart for much of 2015.
Naturally, no one bought that. TMZ claimsthat they have the real answers.
According to a report published by the ravenous gossip site today, Big Sean was pretty fed up with Ariana Grande’s immaturity. She was “a spendthrift,” highlighted by an alleged instance in which Grande attempted to make Sean spend unnecessary amounts of money to come see her, after his repeated attempts to get together with her–including the biggest show of his life, a Dark Sky Paradise release concert at the House of Blues in L.A. during Grammy weekend–were shot down.
The final straw was apparently the highly publicized (and mocked) on-stage appearance by Justin Bieber during a recent Ariana Grande show. Though Sean wasn’t in the stands–snapshots of a Big Sean, blankly staring from the bleachers of an unidentified arena, surfaced immediately on Twitter–he certainly saw the video clip of Justin Bieber, hugging Grande suggestively from behind, while a smug grin crept onto his face.
TMZ cite sources close to Big Sean for the uncovered information, but we’ll see if any of it is made public in the coming days.
Big Sean performed “One Man Can Change the World” on Jimmy Fallon
Big Sean’s junior album, Dark Sky Paradise, debuted at number 1. It had features from Chris Brown and his now ex girlfriend Ariana Grande. The announcement of the break up was reported yesterday, but that didn’t seem to affect the Detroit native’s performance.
He sung “One Man Can Change the World” which is a song that he dedicated to his grandmother who is the “best grandma in the world”. He said she was a captain in World War II and one of the only black, female cops in Detroit. He also went on to say, “if anybody showed me that one person could change a person, one man change the world, it’s her.”
He was accompanied by a pianist and set a very spirited mood on the Jimmy Fallon Show. Press play andcheck out Big Sean’s performance.