Even in a year of significant upheaval and chaos, there’s a lot to appreciate. This Thanksgiving, we continued our annual tradition of asking members of the FADER family what they appreciated most this year. A$AP Ferg gave love to one of his biggest idols, Alessia Cara took time to evaluate her recent success, and Kranium kept it simple and sweet. Here’s to more success. *clinks glasses*
I’m thankful for Jay Z, because he showed us we could be entrepreneurs—more than just young artists. He told us to own our artistry and push the culture forward.
adidas Skateboarding and Harlem-based rapper A$AP Ferg will host “Always Strive and Prosper: A Photo Exhibit by Brock Fetch” at this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach. To be used as a platform to unveil the “Traplord” collection, the show serves as a perfect union of art and fashion. The insightful photo exhibit is curated by esteemed photographer Brock Fetch and will highlight the close friendship and camaraderie of the A$AP Mob. In particular, the exhibit will pay tribute to A$AP Yams – who was the founder of the iconic group – with a large-scale painting by A$AP Ferg dedicated to the late artist. You can watch the third installment of the Traplord video series by adidas Skateboarding below, which documents A$AP Ferg’s creative process and discusses his integration of design and fine art in relation to fashion. The “Always Strive and Prosper” exhibition will debut at Art Basel Miami Beach on December 5.
A$AP Ferg and G-Eazy have just announced their 45-date “When It’s Dark Out” world tour.
The tour kicks off January 6th in Portland, OR, and will make stops in Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu, as well as stops in Australia, and various European cities.
Tickets go on sale starting November 13th via whenitsdarkout.net. You can check out the full tour schedule below.
Rob Meyers, editor-in-chief of Johnson, voices an understanding of today’s culture that no one else is really talking about. On how today’s modern man can be described, Meyers says, ““Everyday it feels like our lives are a constant mixture of high brow and low brow culture. No guy wears head to toe designer clothing, he mixes high fashion with street wear and a bit of vintage…This publication stands to represent both ends of the cultural thread that makes the modern man.”
Inspired by a progressive and pragmatic view of a contemporary fashion environment, Johnson caters to what is historically known as a very broad category: the men’s magazine. On the inspiration behind the new project, Meyers adds, “Johnson is not engineered for any particular social background, cultural association or sexual orientation. It’s inspired by every minute channel of modern life in its truest form: from the city-skipping fashion editor to the working class guy.” For its inaugural issue, the publication features a wide range of topics that include style, music, cars, food and interiors, tapping the likes of Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky and gender-defying designer J.W. Anderson. Issue 001 will be released internationally this week. You can check out a preview of the A$AP Rocky feature above, and don’t forget to follow Johnson on Instagram to stay updated.
In the latest episode of Super, A$AP Ferg talk about his superhero characters which alternate between the peaceful Hood Pope and the more violent Trap Lord. Shoutout to Ferg’s sidekick, Marty Baller, who would get his head blown off on occasion but it would grow back on it’s own.
For the latest episode of SUPER…, we link up with A$AP Rocky for a very hilarious journey. In an unexpected turn, Rocky decides his superhero name would be “The Joker.” His choice for super powers are heartfelt, as he wants to be able to bring back A$AP Yams, along with his late father and brother. Flacko describes his ideal superhero bat cave, saying it would look like his current crib. You can’t beat being comfortable in your own surroundings while being a hero.
Watch A$AP Rocky envision his superhero fantasy in the player above.
Earlier today the latest issue of SNEEZE was unveiled, featuring A$AP Rocky on the cover of the magazines 25th edition. Check out shots of the cover above and below, photographed by Kenneth Cappello, and pick up your copy of SNEEZE today on their website.