In honor of the release of his fourth studio album, I Decided, Big Sean followed the currently favored hip-hop formula of launching a curated run of pop-up shops across several cities. The Detroit-born rapper kicked things off way outside of his home turf of Detroit, opting to open the first leg New York City. Even though dedicated merchandise pop-up’s are currently the grassroots marketing pitch en vogue, it marks a first for Sean, who previously hasn’t thrown his gauntlet into the “fashion merch” ring like Kanye West, Travis Scott, Justin Bieber and Future.
Expect to find the typical fare: themed T-shirts, hoodies, dad hats and bombers. You can also expect the typical range of slightly inflated prices – but it’s all about the memories, right? Signature dad hats are the least pricey offering at $30 USD a pop while the I Decided bomber will run you a cool $200 USD.
In keeping with the theme of the album and the listening party Sean hosted last week in New York, the space features plenty of moody, neon lighting and buzzy phrases – like the giant neon sign that proclaims, “Take No L’s.”
“Sean’s album was partly inspired by the idea of an old man who got a second chance of life,” explains his creative director, Mike Carson. “The space basically uses light and color to explore themes of life.”
The pop-up is hosted in partnership with Spotify and will make stops in L.A., Toronto, and Sean’s hometown, Detroit. As for the New York leg, you can buy all the I Decided hoodies you want through Sunday, February 5.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump launched his long-promised attack Friday on banking rules that were rushed into law after the nation's economic crisis, signing new orders after meeting with business and investment chiefs and pledging further action to free big banks from restrictions. Wall Street cheered him on, but Trump risks disillusioning his working-class voters.
In regards to telling her mom she was attracted to women when she was 12, the up-and-comer told Geist:
“That was a fine thing to do though. When I told her, she was like, ‘I know.’ She knew when I was six apparently. I was like, ‘Really, mom,’ I don’t even think I knew then. I didn’t think it was possible. Apparently it is and it makes sense.”
Mother’s intuition, we guess! When asked if she was concerned about revealing the truth to her mum, Miz Rose noted:
“I was just worried because I didn’t know it was a thing. I knew how I felt and what I kind of identified as, but the words gay or lesbian… I didn’t know anyone else that was gay or a lesbian. So I didn’t really know how to word it. So I was just like, ‘I think I should let you know that when I eventually get a boyfriend, there’ll be a girl.’ And she was just like, ‘I know.'”
Good on Ruby’s mom! Apparently, there were a few signs that Rose’s momma picked up on — like how the former MTV VJ used to HATE Barbies and decapitate Ken dolls. LOLz!
Be sure to ch-ch-check out the sneak peek for yourself (below) AND take a look at your local listing so you don’t miss Ruby’s FULL chat with Willie this Sunday!
Emergency government decree to decriminalise official misconduct ‘not constitutional’, say key government allies
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Bucharest and other Romanian cities on Friday, blowing whistles, waving giant national flags and booing at giant puppets of politicians they hold responsible for a decree to dilute the country’s anti-corruption fight.
People of all ages, some carrying children, took part in protests around the country for the fourth consecutive evening. The atmosphere was one of anger against the government, but also of solidarity and hope for change. Some carried banners saying: “I came for my future.”