Naturel, Cam’ron, Yung Jake and Va$htie join the Hpnotiq Comeback

Picture the scene: Jay Z, Slim Shady and P Diddy are on the stereo, they’re probably still being played off a CD as no one’s figured out yet how to hook up their brand new brick of an iPod to the system. There’s the odd Phat Farm, Sean John or Rocawear vest in the crowd and some guys have turned up in baggy bottoms. Meanwhile, in everyone’s glass, there’s this bright blue liquid, someone’s added champagne to theirs, while others have it with cognac and are calling it “the Incredible Hulk” because it’s gone green and it packs a punch.

The drink is Hpnotiq and with a y2k revival around the corner (at least in the world of fashion, possibly…), the reemergence of the French vodka and cognac liqueur that became a staple of parties and clubs up and down America seems pretty appropriate. Like all great comebacks, there’s usually a bit of an update to get with the times. However, Hpnotiq is choosing instead to play the nostalgia card, enlisting hip-hop artist Cam’ron, visual artist Naturel, rapper and artist Yung Jake, and New York-based DJ and entrepreneur Va$htie Kola as part of a comeback “class of 2001.”

With a new look redesigned by Naturel, playing off the artist’s trademark neo-Art-Deco mixed with pop art and cubism look, old-school flip cell phones, signature shades and tongue-in-cheek gold chains wrap around the signature bell-shape Hpnotiq bottle.

Head over to Hpnotiq or check out their Instagram for some classic cocktail recipes and get down with “the aughts.” Follow #Since2001 to stay in the loop.

The post Naturel, Cam’ron, Yung Jake and Va$htie join the Hpnotiq Comeback appeared first on Highsnobiety.

All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://www.highsnobiety.com/feed/

2016 Volkswagen Golf TDI SportWagen Review

Filed under: Green, Volkswagen, New Car Reviews, Wagon, Diesel

Editor Brandon Turkus tests a 2016 Volkswagen Golf TDI SportWagen while moving into his first home. It might not be a proper moving van, but it’s definitely up to the task.

Continue reading 2016 Volkswagen Golf TDI SportWagen Review

2016 Volkswagen Golf TDI SportWagen Review originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | CommentsAll images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://www.autoblog.com/rss.xml

The StandUp: A standing desk for both kids and adults

Jaswig has created a Kickstarter campaign to bring the StandUp desk to market

If sitting is so bad for our health, why do we let our kids sit at a desk all day to do their schoolwork? Such is the reasoning behind the StandUp: an adjustable standing desk suitable for both adults and kids from the age of six up.

.. Continue Reading The StandUp: A standing desk for both kids and adults

Section: Around The Home

Tags:

Related Articles:

All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://feeds.feedblitz.com/Gizmag

Tyler, the Creator Addresses U.K. Ban: ‘I Felt Like a Criminal’

Odd Future’s Tyler, the Creator recalled being stopped at the U.K. border and learning he had been banned from Britain in a new interview with The Guardian, saying, “I was in a detention room; I felt like a criminal.”

Tyler broke news of the ban last week and was forced to cancel a string of shows, including sets at the Reading and Leeds festivals. According to The Guardian, the letter the rapper received refers to Home Office policy on “behaviors unacceptable in the U.K.,” guidelines designed in 2005 to prevent suspected terrorists from entering Britain. The letter specifically quoted lyrics from Tyler, the Creator songs “VCR,” “Blow,” “Sarah,” “Tron Cat” and “French.”

The letter reads: “The home secretary has considered whether, in light of this list, you should be excluded from the U.K. on the grounds that your presence here would not be conducive to the public good. The home secretary has reached this decision because you have brought yourself within the scope of the list of unacceptable behavior by making statements that may foster hatred, which might lead to inter-community violence in the U.K.”

It later notes: “Your albums Bastard, in 2009, and Goblin, in 2011, are based on the premise of your adopting a mentally unstable alter ego who describes violent physical abuse, rape and murder in graphic terms which appears to glamorize this behavior.”

The rapper said a Border Force officer showed him a sheet of paper with five lines of lyrics from songs dating back to 2009, then added, “Thirty minutes later, the guy comes in, he gives me a paper, and he says: ‘OK, they’re not letting you in the country.'”

During the interview, Tyler specifically took umbrage with the Home Office’s decision to ban him despite acknowledging his old lyrics were written from the perspective of an alter ego. “[T]hey obviously did some research on these songs that they’re detaining me for,” he said. “So the argument is right there! This song is written from an alter ego — I’m not like this! You could watch any interview and see my personality; see the guy I am. I wouldn’t hurt a fly.”

The U.K. is not the first country to ban the rapper following similar incidents and boycotts in New Zealand and Australia. The rapper claimed the U.K. were merely “followers at this point,” noting again that he’d been in the country, without incident, two months prior.

He also suggested that, like his New Zealand ban, the U.K. Home Office’s decision was rife with racial undertones.  “I was starting to think that they did not like the fact that their children were idolizing a black man,” Tyler said, quoting a lyric from “Smuckers” (off Cherry Bomb) about the New Zealand ban. “There were Caucasian parents who were not feeling that, so yes, they’re gonna sign a petition to make sure I don’t come and infiltrate their child’s brain. The fact that I wrote that shit in January and it pertains to right now is so fucking crucial, it’s crazy.”

Ultimately, the rapper said the ban was a hypocritical attack on free speech, positing that on the grounds he was banned, equally gruesome mystery novels should be thrown out as well. And — proving Godwin’s law again — Tyler noted that neo-Nazi groups in England, who actually promote hate, are regularly allowed to march.

“This is only gonna open a door for other people to get banned,” Tyler said.

These Celebs Are Addicted To Watching Real Housewives Just As Much As You! Find Out Who’s The Biggest Fan HERE!

Everyone has different opinions about Bravo‘s flagship Real Housewives shows!

While some people are addicted to the glamor, drama, and WTF moments, others think of the shows as a part of an insidious disease that is destroying television!

If you feel guilty for getting your H-Wives on — DON’T! Because these celebs are super fans just like you!

From Orange County to New Jersey, check out our list to see which A-listers don’t care about hiding their Housewives fandom!

CLICK HERE to view “Celebs Who LOVE Watching Real Housewives!”

CLICK HERE to view “Celebs Who LOVE Watching Real Housewives!”

CLICK HERE to view “Celebs Who LOVE Watching Real Housewives!”

CLICK HERE to view “Celebs Who LOVE Watching Real Housewives!”

CLICK HERE to view “Celebs Who LOVE Watching Real Housewives!”

[Image via revolutionpix/Derrick Salters/Nicky Nelson/WENN.]

Darnell Dockett Injury: Updates on 49ers DL’s Ribs and Return

The rebuilt San Francisco 49ers defense cannot afford many injuries, and it seems as though the Niners may have dodged a blow in regards to defensive lineman Darnell Dockett.  

Continue for updates.


Tomsula: Dockett Expected to Be Ready for Week 1

Tuesday, Sept. 1

According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Dockett claimed on Snapchat that he suffered a “cracked rib” during Saturday’s preseason game against the Denver Broncos.

Per Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, however, 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula insists that it is a cartilage-related issue rather than a break of any kind. He also expects the 34-year-old veteran to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season.

Dockett signed with the Niners during the offseason after spending the first 11 years of his career with the rival Arizona Cardinals. The former Florida State standout made three Pro Bowls during his time with the Cards, and he figures to be a huge part of San Francisco’s defense in 2015.

The former third-round draft pick is penciled in to be part of a defensive tackle rotation with Glenn Dorsey, Quinton Dial, Tank Carradine and rookie Arik Armstead.

Linebackers Patrick Willis, Chris Borland and Dan Skuta, defensive lineman Justin Smith and cornerbacks Perrish Cox and Chris Culliver departed during the offseason, which has certainly tested the defense’s overall depth.

Defensive line may be the one position at which San Francisco has a bit of leeway, but with Dockett already standing out as one of the primary veteran leaders on that side of the ball, optimism regarding his health is very positive news for a 49ers team that hasn’t experienced much of it over the past year.

 

Follow @MikeChiari on Twitter.

Tuesday’s TPS Report: ‘Lolo’ Stretch Sheath Dress

French Connection 'Lolo' Stretch Sheath Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

(Gaaaah, I thought this posted hours ago, my apologies!) This sheath dress has been around for years (we included it in our 2014 sheath dress roundup), but I don’t think we’ve ever featured it as a separate TPS report.  I like the high but deep V-neck, the work-appropriate length, and the fact that it can be machine-washed cold if necessary.  If between sizes, all of the reviewers note to size up; the model is wearing it a bit too tight for work IMHO.  The dress is $188.   French Connection ‘Lolo’ Stretch Sheath Dress

Here’s a lower-priced alternative and a plus-size option.

Seen a great piece you’d like to recommend? Please e-mail tps@corporette.com.

(L-4)

The post Tuesday’s TPS Report: ‘Lolo’ Stretch Sheath Dress appeared first on Corporette.com.

     
 
Feed Ads by FeedBlitz
powered byad choices

 

All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://feeds.feedblitz.com/corporette

Letting The Freedom Of Truth Uncover The Value Of Life

Pin It on Pinterest