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Knxwledge Can’t Stop Working

32-year-old Glen Boothe, known professionally as Knxwledge, has never stopped making music. Since 2010, the producer has released over 100 extended projects on Bandcamp. Up until he was 18, he spent five days a week in his family’s pentecostal church in New Jersey, his schedule filled with choir rehearsals and hand-me-down instruments offered to him […]

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How To Enjoy Art From Home

Self-isolation and social distancing policies mean that the majority of our time is spent indoors now. With museums and galleries shutting their doors across the world to stop the spread of COVID-19, those same cultural institutions have sought ways to bring that unseen art into our homes. On the other hand, artists themselves must keep […]

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Stay Home Snaps: Size?

UK-based retailer Size? is feeling the effects of coronavirus quarantine as acutely as any specialty footwear retailer. But the staff is staying busy, focusing on projects both personal and work-related. For many, maintaining some sense of normalcy is key to upholding a good headspace in these strange times.We spoke to two of the boutique’s footwear […]

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Daily Paper on Family and Roots

Hussein, Abderrahmane and Jefferson have known each other since they were in school. The Amsterdam-based trio behind Daily Paper have been working together since 2008, parlaying an online streetwear blog into an internationally recognized clothing label. As third culture kids, they strive to make their African heritage an intrinsic part of their design language. In […]

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Daily Paper on Family and Roots

Hussein, Abderrahmane and Jefferson have known each other since they were in school. The Amsterdam-based trio behind Daily Paper have been working together since 2008, parlaying an online streetwear blog into an internationally recognized clothing label. As third culture kids, they strive to make their African heritage an intrinsic part of their design language. In […]

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Is the Future of Sneaker Authentication Human or Technology?

Which is more effective: human or machine? As with many processes today, sneaker authentication raises this complex question. And with the number of seized counterfeit sneakers increasing at a rapid rate, the question is particularly pertinent — back in 2018, law enforcement discovered a New York-based counterfeiting ring that smuggled 385,280 pairs of fake Air […]

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8 Drops You Don’t Want to Miss This Week

With another week we have yet another installment of our product drops series, this time marked by a host of standout releases. Leading the list is the release of Supreme’s sixth Spring/Summer 2020 drop and Palace’s collaboration with EVISU.Accompanying the Week 6 drop this week is Supreme’s next team-up of the season with Automobili Lamborghini, centered […]

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How Does the New ‘Resident Evil 3’ Stack up Against ‘Resident Evil 2’?

If Resident Evil 2 is akin to the original Terminator for its high-tension, emphasis on horror, relentless villain and seemingly defenseless protagonist, then Resident Evil 3 is the equivalent of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The tension has been replaced with high-octane action, its emphasis on horror has diminished into smaller moments, and your protagonist is […]

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These Are the Best Artworks Releasing This Week

Every week we spotlight the best art releases weekly by notable artists, galleries, museums and contemporary art platforms across the globe. Listed items typically encompass limited edition artworks, prints, collectible figures, collaborative merchandise and more.For this week’s installment: Hajime Sorayama and Medicom Toy transform the artist’s sensual female robots into home decor pieces, James Jean […]

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Stay Home Snaps: Bodega

Boston’s Bodega may have temporarily closed its doors due to coronavirus-related quarantine efforts, but the company certainly isn’t on hold. The team is currently sequestered at home, hard at work on future and ongoing projects. Key to maintaining composure? Staying busy.HYPEBEAST spoke to two team members about staying productive and upbeat during stressful times, highlighting […]

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Wretched Flowers Uses Unwanted Plants to Create One-of-a-Kind Bouquets

Western society automatically stigmatizes that which is not typically beautiful. This is less a shocking realization and more a common truth, one that’s continually undermined by activists introducing alternative beauty into mainstream culture. The leaderless movements aren’t reclaiming “ugliness,” per se, but rather looking beyond the vanities that have been baked skin-deep into our capitalist […]

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11 Music Documentaries to Stream Right Now

The best music documentaries provide insight into an artist’s life and artistic process the way even the best album can’t. With the use of never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews, these visuals offer a new look at our favorite artists. And with a bevy of entertainment and tech giants competing in the 21st century streaming wars, […]

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Stay Home Snaps: RSVP Gallery

Chicago’s RSVP Gallery, like so many other boutiques across America, is temporarily closed in the name of public health. And like so many other retail employees, the RSVP staff is confined to their homes. But they are continuing to work on various projects, doing their best to adapt to the new atmosphere. HYPEBEAST spoke to […]

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