Sh*t We Like: Week of May 11th

Welcome to Sh*t We Like. Last week was our inaugural piece that you should check out first! In this segment, we will be highlighting things that we find dope, that we think you should check out. This will range from accounts we are following, music we are listening too, clothes we are wearing, and the products we are using. Each week a different writer will be chiming in, so you’ll get a little taste of all our unique styles.

Without further ado, lets get into it.

SH*T WE LIKE: WEEK OF MAY 11TH (BY RAYMOND)

 

WHAT WE ARE LISTENING TO: Toro Y Moi – What For?

 

76c91f2dI’ll have to admit, when this was first released on the interwebs, I was initially excited to give it a try after enjoying his last project, Anything In Return (Spotify) back in 2013. I found myself pretty winded after hearing the first few seconds though. I thought it was trash, legit.

Couple of weeks later, his name to popped up somewhere again. I thought I had not given the album a fair chance. So I decided to give it another go. I don’t know if it was because it was a nice day out, but giving it a second chance proved to be worth my time. I was expecting too much of the older Toro Y Moi, like I had listened to on his previous project. But giving another listen made me appreciate what he’s evolving into. I think it’s important for artists to further develop their music by experimenting and continue to pave ways for the future of music. I think this album beautifully defines this ideology.

What do you think about the project (again, Spotify)? Worth or nah?

 

 

WHAT WE ARE WATCHING: CASEY NEISTAT

 

Processed with VSCOcam with b1 presetI’ve been watching Casey on YouTube for awhile now, and ever since he’s started uploading daily vlogs I’ve been hooked on them ever since. Short and simple, his bio on YouTube reads,

“Hi, I live in New York City and love YouTube.”

All I have is the up-most respect for this man. When you watch deeper into his blogs you will find out he is no less different from us. He documents his daily life; running, working, spending time with family. What is outstanding about his vlogs is the execution. His love and passion for film-making makes his vlogs seem so effortless yet beautiful and attracting. If there’s one vlog I would recommend, it would be his.

Head over to his YouTube channel to check out his vlogs and other short films he’s done in the past.

 

 

WHO WE ARE FOLLOWING: @yungjake

 

big seanAll it took was some emojis and some creativity to create hilarious, yet stunning pieces of art. Rapper and artist, @yungjake used Emoji.ink  to create a series that involved recreating the portraits of various celebrities, ranging from rappers like Big Sean, TV personality Ellen Degeneres and even the Canadian himself, Justin Bieber.

Honestly when I first saw one of his pics I thought he did this for a living. But who knew he was also a rapper? After getting his Bachelor of Fine Arts, he quickly turned to rapping because his frustrations of the art world’s prejudice against black artists. When he started rapping, he began to feel like race wasn’t an issue anymore.

Whatever his journey may hold, we hope you succeed in whatever facet of media you take part in. Check out his instagram and his YouTube channel to see some of his work..

 

 

WHAT WE ARE ROCKING: {illustrated example – SPRING/SUMMER 2015 COLLECTION DELIVERY 2

 

{ieWith a pieces consisting of short sleeve dress shirts, tees, tanks, shorts and hats, {illustrated example has released their newest Spring/Summer collection exclusively for Livestock. For those who aren’t familiar with {ie:

“{illustrated example, or {ie, was created to reshape streetwear from its typical confines. The concept for our collections are grounded in utilitarian, practical design and only the finest Canadian quality standards. Assembled with the utmost concern for excellence in both fabric and construction, every single {ie detail is meticulously designed to deliver a functional and versatile garment.”

Make sure you head over to their page ASAP and get yourself on fleek with {ie’s latest collection!

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I hope this week’s installment provided you with some more dopeness in your world. Be sure to keep an eye out for “Sh*t We Like” next Monday!

– Raymond

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