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ICYMI: ONE37pm’s Convo With JuJu Smith- Schuster and the BLOKKBOTS Crew

It’s not very often that you get to talk NFTs with a groundbreaking athlete like JuJu Smith-Schuster, but we got to do just that this past Monday via Twitter Spaces.

Here’s the 411 guys. BLOKKBOTS is a revolutionary NFT P2E multiplayer fighting game that should be on every gamer/NFT lover’s radar, and what makes BLOKKBOTS even more special is the fact that JuJu, an avid gamer, and streamer who’s already started winning awards, is personally involved in the development. As previously mentioned, we hosted a Twitter Spaces with Juju and the rest of the BLOKKBOTS crew Derrick, Jesse, and Future this past Monday, and as promised we’re providing a recap of the conversation, below you can find the full Twitter Spaces.

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ONE37pm: Okay, let’s start with official introductions for our ONE37pm fanbase that may not be familiar with BLOKKBOTs already.

JuJu: What’s up! I’m Juju and I play for the Kansas City Chiefs. BLOKKBOTS and I have been working together now for the past three or four months. Derrick, Jesse, and Future have got some big things cooking, and of course, y’all know I’m a huge gamer!

Jesse: Hey everyone! I’m Jesse and I’m the founder of BLOKKBOTS. I’m heavily into the NFT and Web 3 space and I have always loved video games, so I figured why not add a video game component to the BLOKKBOTS project? I linked up with JuJu and it’s been great! We want to be the first NFT franchise and we want to be as big as The Avengers!

Derrick: What’s up everyone I’m Derrick and I’m one of the devs. I come from a tv, film, and music space, and I’ve been in crypto since the end of 2014. I’ve been dealing with NFTs since around 2017/2018. I got Juju on board for this project as I always knew about his love for gaming and we both have a passion for it. It’s been fun working on this project as a developer!

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ONE37pm: When did you guys first discover your passion for gaming?

Derrick: I’ve been playing video games since I was young. For me, it’s always been about scaling the game up to create an unreal engine in an unreal space.

Juju: I’ve been a gamer my whole life and it’s my way of meditation. I met Jesse one day when I was working out in the gym, and Derrick was always in my ear about getting into the crypto/NFT world of gaming. Gaming as an NFL player/influencer, I get so many offers on the table, and I don’t always fully understand what they are. I’ve had million-dollar offers that I’ve turned down. With this project, I was interested in it, and it wasn’t just “hey can you take a picture or make a video with this product,” BLOKKBOTS wanted me to be a key part of it. They let you have a say in what you like, what you don’t like, etc. 

ONE37pm: Jesse I want to go back to something you said real quick. You said BLOKKBOTS could be like The Avengers right?

Jesse: Yes! You see a lot of NFTs and roadmaps to making NFTs. We wanted BLOKKBOTs to be something more than that. We want to make something that connects, and something that is similar to a comic book. You know, along the lines of Wolverine and Superman. Our biggest thing is teaching the people and especially kids that play about cryptocurrency through the game. I know this may be taboo to say, but I don’t want us to get bought out by Disney. We’re creating an IP, I want us to have merchandise, toys, and more. The game is super playable and we have a new mint coming out. You can play the game and win real prizes. The thing about crypto currency is that now it’s starting to get tied to the real world. 

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ONE37pm: JuJu this question is for you. We are seeing more and more athletes get involved in the NFT space. How important is it for athletes to become educated about this?

JuJu: It’s definitely important! It’s funny because I just attended an NFT seminar for the Chiefs. There were about 30 to 35 of us there, but only 10 really knew the gist of it. It’s very important for athletes to be aware of crypto, especially because we are the role models for the future. I know we are all very busy, but you can always make time to learn more!

You can keep up with BLOKKBOTS and all of their updates on Twitter

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The 13 Best Naomi Campbell Fashion Moments

Today marks the birthday of an icon. One of the best supermodels to ever do it, Naomi Campbell has been capturing the hearts and eyes of the world since the start of her modeling career in 1986. Starting at the age of fifteen, Campbell has experienced other-worldly success, becoming one of the most recognizable, booked and busy supermodels of all-time. From her stunning beauty, to her legendary outfits and one-of-a-kind walk, there will never ever be another Naomi Campbell.

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Now over thirty-five years into her career, Campbell still graces the runway, and still has all eyes on her. Today, we’ve decided to give ourselves the nearly impossible task of narrowing all of her monumental fashion moments to just thirteen of our favorites. Good luck to us right?

How do you do that with someone who at this point literally has thousands to choose from? We don’t know, but we’re going to try our best. Seeing as though Naomi has a bunch of moments that could complete our list from just one year alone, we’re only going to do a couple from each time period. 

Alright, let’s go for it. 

1. Naomi Campbell ELLE UK Campaign (1987)
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One year into her professional modeling career, Campbell graced the pages of ELLE UK, showcasing what was eventually to come. Campbell’s looks were simple, yet elegant as always.

2. Paris Fashion Week (1990s)
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Paris Fashion Week in the 1990s was tough to choose from. It literally took us 30 minutes to finally figure out which moment we wanted to use. We finally decided to go with Campbell’s Chanel look during the event. It was sultry, playful, and chic. 

3. Naomi Campbell Paris (1991)
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It’s giving royal princess. Campbell rocked Mila Schön during a June 1991 fashion show in Paris. Everything about this look is a killer. The pink gown, the black gloves, the hair…perfection.

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Michael Jackson always had the best of the best when it came to leading ladies in his short films, and he certainly made an excellent choice with Campbell. Donning a simple white crop short sleeve shirt with a matching skirt, Naomi’s look was one to remember.

5. Marc Jacobs Fashion Show (1994)
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It’s the versatility for us. Naomi delivered a classic office/semi-casual looks that was still very much haute couture.

6. 1995 Costume Institute Gala
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Naomi pulled up to the 1995 Costume Institute Gala aka The Met Gala wearing a dazzling silver Versace dress. This look still gets included in “Best Met-Gala Looks of All-Time” round-ups to this day.

7. 1997 Victoria Secret Fashion Show
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Victoria Secret was thee place to be and thee thing to wear. Naomi wore this incredible outfit during Victoria Secret’s 1997 Fashion Show.

8. 2001 Milan Fashion Week
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Who could forget this outfit? Wearing Gianfranco Ferré, Campbell strutted down the runway rocking this red custom piece during the 2001 Milan Fashion Week.

9. 2003 Paris Fashion Week
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So now we get to do our favorite 2000s Naomi Paris Fashion Week Moment. Fun! While just like the 1990s it was a tough decision, we went with her blue Elie Saab Haute Couture dress from the 2003 event.

10. The First Ladies of Africa Health Summit (2009)
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We haven’t done a red carpet moment yet, as we’ve mostly been sticking with our favorite runway moments, but make no mistake⁠—Campbell has lit up every runway she’s been on as well. Her look at the 2009 First Ladies of Africa Health Summit was 1940s ravishing darling.

11. 2012 London Olympic Games
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Oh, and Naomi dominates the Olympics too. Joined by Lily Cole, Alessandra Ambrosio, Jourdan Dunn, Karon Elson, Georgia May Jagger, and Stella Tennant, Naomi’s shone bright in gold at the 2012 London Olympic Games Closing Ceremony.

12. 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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Suit Naomi is always a moment. Wearing a custom Alexandre Vauthier two piece suit, Naomi annihilated the Vanity Fair Oscar red carpet.

13. London Sighting 2022
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And if you think she’s going to ever let up⁠—think again.

Happy birthday to the Queen! We hope Naomi has a great day and enjoys the fruits of her labor. 

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RIFRUF Releases Limited-Edition Shoes For National Dog Rescue Day

So we can all simultaneously agree that we love dogs right? Well, for those of us who are also sneaker lovers, there’s a new doggie shoe in town for our best friends to be dripped out in. RIFRUF, the brand that creates modern sneakers for hype dogs, is launching a limited-edition pair of pup-kicks: the RIFRRUF x KK9R Caesar 1 Dog Sneaker, the first-ever philanthropy-driven dog shoe.

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Decked out in a green and white colorway reminiscent of classic tennis vibes, the shoe is perfect for summer. Made from the same materials as premium human sneakers, the new launch will have dogs thanking owners for the protection of their paws, but that’s not the only thing to get excited about. 50% of the shoe’s proceeds will go directly to KK9R’s rescue efforts of finding at-risk dogs from South Korea new homes in the USA.

Launching today, National Dog Rescue Day, we caught up with RIFRUF co-founder Peter Liu. earlier this week to talk about the new shoe.

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RIFRRUF x KK9R Caesar 1 Dog Sneaker

ONE37pm: These sneakers are too cute! What makes the RIFRUF x KK9R Caesar 1 Dog Sneaker so special?

Liu: Thank you! This is RIFRUF’s very first collaboration project, as well as the first ever philanthropy-led dog shoe, so it’s an especially exciting time for us as a young brand. The collab with Korean K9 Rescue (KK9R) especially hits home for us because both of our organizations come from Queens.

We’ve always been inspired by KK9R’s mission of rescuing pups from across the world and bringing them to new homes through our beloved borough, and we’re thrilled that we get an opportunity to support them in our own way. As a dog brand, there’s nothing more important to us than believing in the dog-to-human connection and KK9R’s mission embodies just that.

ONE37pm: What went into the design of the shoes?

Liu: We really wanted to keep this sneaker simple, clean, and to the point. We felt it most fitting to use our most popular Caesar 1 sneaker as the base and added in the hits of the KK9R green in the most eye-catching spots. There was a balancing act of maintaining a sleek and modern look, but at the same time, making it obvious enough that KK9R was the real star of the show, and quite frankly, I think we hit it out of the park!

The best part throughout the process was working so closely together with the KK9R team — they do such amazing and admirable work over there. All we had to do was translate that into a shoe, so honestly, we did the easy part

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ONE37pm: There’s a charitable component here as well. 50% of proceeds will go directly to KK9R’s rescue efforts of finding at-risk dogs from South Korea new homes in the USA correct?

Liu: That’s correct! That’s what makes this shoe unique — it’s the first-ever philanthropy-led dog shoe. Each purchase directly goes to helping Korean K9 Rescue’s efforts to help at-risk dogs find new homes.

ONE37pm: What is the best way to keep these shoes clean?

Liu: Our shoes are made from the same materials that you can find in premium human sneakers (e.g., knitted mesh, 100% rubber outsole), which means you can clean them like any other human sneaker. For an all-over wash, you can machine wash cold, and air dry. Make sure to separate the sneakers using a small laundry bag in the wash however so that the velcro doesn’t stick on your clothes. If you need to just do a quick spot-clean, standard sneaker cleaner brands like Jason Markk work like a charm.

ONE37pm: Any more special puppy shoe collaborations in the works?

Liu: You can bet your tail on it! Just like human sneaker brands, there’s nothing more exciting than making collaboration sneakers. We’ve got plenty of fun collaborations in the pipeline coming up that we can’t reveal just yet but keep your noses peeled!

We definitely will bet our tails on it! You can purchase the new RIFRUF shoes here.

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ONE37pm Speaks To CJ Wallace Ahead of Biggie’s 50th Birthday Celebration

Ha! Sicker than your average.

Biggie wasn’t kidding when he said that epic one-liner, and now on the eve of his 50th birthday, we are commemorating a legend. The celebrations have already started in New York and will continue with many more events through June.

Yesterday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams, welcomed the family of The Notorious B.I.G to his City Hall office to honor them with an official proclamation for the late rapper, artist, writer, poet, producer, actor, designer, teacher, and leader. Biggie influenced individuals worldwide and forever impacted global culture. He was and will always be the King of New York hip-hop, as his legacy continues to be deeply felt in New York City and across the world. 

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Tonight, the Empire State Building will light up in red and white and feature a crown spinning along its mast in honor of Biggie’s multi-platinum debut Ready To Die. The Empire State Building will also partner with Bad Boy/Atlantic/Rhino Records to host a ceremony that will feature appearances from many of the industry’s finest.

And that’s not all. Near Biggie’s neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant where he grew up, the MTA also plans to roll out a special edition MetroCard for the three subway stops nearest to his home. Lafayette Avenue, Clinton-Washington Avenue, and Atlantic Avenue will all feature the new subway card tomorrow. Amazon Music also plans to honor The Notorious B.I.G. as well alongside their music brand [RE]DISCOVER, which plans to ​​take over the Clinton-Washington Ave. Station to decorate it with art and murals in honor of Biggie. 

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The Lincoln Center plans on hosting an event on June 10th, and Bad Boy Records plans on releasing a limited edition vinyl of The Notorious B.I.G.’s diamond-certified, Grammy-nominated sophomore effort Life After Death, and Biggie’s son, CJ Wallace, is partnering with Lexus through his company Frank White.

Speaking of CJ Wallace, we caught up with him before the festivities.

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ONE37pm: CJ this is such a special weekend, thanks for taking the time to chat with us. Let’s first start with your company Frank White which you are using to honor your father’s legacy by helping Black people create generational wealth. Can you talk more about that?

Wallace: I’ve always been about trying to build an impactful brand that has a social-driven purpose, and we’ve been able to make real headway. We’ve got a huge partnership with Nexus which I know we are gonna discuss later. We’re working.

ONE37pm: Tomorrow, New York City Mayor Eric Adams will be welcoming your family to present you guys with the official proclamation for your father at City Hall. How is that feeling?

Wallace: It’s gonna be huge! Mayor Eric Adams met with my sister and I some time back, and he said that he was going to do some amazing stuff in Brooklyn. He kept his word, and you know he’s a huge supporter. So it’s great to have support from him as well. It’s going to be a big day on the 21st.

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ONE37pm: Then on Friday I understand that you guys are having an incredible event at the Empire State building with a ton of notable names. Tell us more!

Wallace: We’ve had to keep this on the hush hush, so now it’s cool to be able to talk about everything. This is gonna be great! Monumental! I still don’t think it’s real. I can’t wait to see it because I know it’s going to be unforgettable.

ONE37pm: Now there are more honors/events that are being planned through June including something with Amazon Music and a tribute event at Barclays correct?

Wallace: Yes! It’s crazy to see the impact that my dad has had over the past 25 years, and I’m happy to be a part of it. I know we’re also doing an event at the Lincoln Center in June as well.

ONE37pm: And you are also partnering with Lexus right?

Wallace: To be able to work with Lexus is a real game-changer. Lexus actually came to us. My dad was a real driving force in their career and vice versa. They reached out to us before they even knew about the 25th anniversary and 50th birthday. We’re happy to celebrate the collaboration, and there’s going to be merchandise, NFTs, and more.

ONE37pm: How can fans continue to keep your father’s legacy alive through June and beyond?

Wallace: There’s been a lot of cool things the fans have been doing. I know there are these three girls on Instagram that consistently dance to different Biggie records. TikTok is a huge thing, and there have been so many people who have been able to discover his different records through the platform. We also have the charity we are working with called the Youth Design Center, which is another way of keeping his legacy alive.

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ONE37pm: What do you want the world to know about your dad?

Wallace: People are going to learn a lot through this new mini-doc we have coming out with Lexus. My dad was more than just a rapper. He was a great artist, and he also wrote a lot. To only have been 24 and still be considered among the greatest is amazing. He was taken too soon obviously, but he was impressive. He inspires me every day to be great and think outside the box.

ONE37pm: What do you want the world to know about your dad?

Wallace: People are going to learn a lot through this new mini-doc we have coming out with Lexus. My dad was more than just a rapper. He was a great artist, and he also wrote a lot. To only have been 24 and still be considered among the greatest is amazing. He was taken too soon obviously, but he was impressive. He inspires me every day to be great and think outside the box. 

A true legend indeed. You can keep up with CJ and all of his latest updates via Instagram.

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TOMs and Wildfang Link Up For a Collaboration

TOMs x Wildfang are making a style statement while also making a positive change in the world. Launched last week, the TOMS x Wildfang collection marks the second time the two mission-driven brands have partnered for a collaboration that makes an impact. The trend-forward collaboration features a double-breasted blazer, cropped pants and two new TOMS footwear silhouettes.

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The best part? This collab will benefit organizations like GirlForward, a community of support dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who identify as refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers. GirlForward supports girls displaced by conflict with mentor and education programs while encouraging them to explore their identities in a safe space.

ONE37pm spoke with TOMS’ Chief Marketing Officer Ian Stewart, and WILDFANG founder + CEO Emma Mcilroy to learn more about the project.

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ONE37pm: Congratulations on this second collaboration! How was it teaming up again for the second time?

Emma Mcilroy: It’s always fun to work with a partner with a shared vision to create an impact and some dope product.

Ian Stewart: Always a pleasure to work with the WILDFANG team. We’re so excited to get this collection out into the world and believe it does a great job exemplifying both brands’ values.

ONE37pm: What inspired the designs behind the four pieces included in the collection?

Emma Mcilroy: We started with our best-selling styles—the WILDFANG double-breasted suit & TOMS classic Alp. We then drew inspiration from our charity partner GirlForward. These young women are unbelievably inspiring. We learned a ton from our convos with them. Most of all, having an ecosystem around you is critical to being able to thrive — having a community and connection are what allow us to not only exist but succeed. We brought that connection through in the design through the solar system patterns and graphics — the system in which we all exist and are all connected.

Ian Stewart: Both TOMS & WILDFANG wanted to focus the collection’s design on GirlForward and how they provide safe spaces for girls. WILDFANG presented the idea of a safe space, and both brands did a literal interpretation of it by creating a space-inspired print. Bringing the ideas of your Orbit, systems of support, reaching for the stars, and support structure to life. You’ll see this print on the Classic Alp and suit from the collection.

We also wanted a sandal that would pair perfectly with the suit, so we used the bright Arcadian Green from the suit’s space print to create an elevated leather Mallow Crossover. And fully tying the collection together, you’ll find the same space print on the lining of the sandal as well, giving confidence to the women who wear it.

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ONE37pm: Can you explain more about the impact aspect? This collab will also benefit organizations like GirlForward, a community of support dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who identify as refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers correct?

Emma Mcilroy: GirlForward is a Chicago-based nonprofit serving over 200 girls via their tutoring, mentoring, and safe spaces programs. The girls in this program are truly incredible, each with their own list of creative passions & ambitions, and every purchase from the collection supports orgs like GirlForward in their mission of empowerment.

Ian Stewart: TOMS is in business to improve lives and invests â…“ of profits for grassroots good. This includes cash grants and deep partnerships with community organizations like GirlForward, to drive sustainable change.

ONE37pm: Anything else planned as we approach summer?

Ian Stewart: We have a number of exciting launches coming this summer! This includes introducing new colorways to our Fenix silhouette, the third and fourth parts of our 2022 Artist Series, and a collab with a trendy NYC streetwear brand.

Fashion Spotlight: As usual, we have a fashion spotlight for you guys. Our spotlight is Fossil’s newest handbag launch,  the Liza.

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Liza is a new shape for the brand, inspired by vintage camera bags, and are offered in seven perfect-for-summer colors and rich neutrals.  The classic silhouette is a nod to the ’90s – the best of the past meeting the best of today. Clean and modern lines coupled with signature statement hardware recall Fossil’s archival Liza wallet best-seller.

Key design features include plenty of interior and exterior storage, adjustable crossbody strap, REPREVEⓇ recycled polyester lining, and made with eco-leather sourced from a Leather Working Group rated tannery.

Make sure you check it out on the Fossil website!

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G-Eazy Talks To ONE37pm About New NFT Project, Music, and More

Since his 2014 major-label album debut These Things Happen, G-Eazy has been a steady force in the music industry. Peaking at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200, the album paved the way for his 2015 sophomore follow-up When It’s Dark Out, and his 2017 third studio album The Beautiful & Damned which peaked at No 5. And No. 3 on the US Billboard 200 respectively. Since then, G-Eazy has released a couple of EPs alongside an indie-rock project titled Everything’s Strange Here which dropped in June 2020, and his 2021 fourth studio album These Things Happen Too.

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His latest project is one that is commemorating his music career up to this point. On April 28th, G-Eazy teamed up with Web3 platform OneOf to launch his first-ever NFT collection called The Geralds, which is a collaboration with Dutch digital artist Dzanar.

Each Gerald NFT depicts a unique trait of G-Eazy with its own characteristics and styles, and the collection will be sold in packs offering buyers opportunities to collect different combinations for chances to win once-in-a-lifetime perks such as VIP tickets to a G-Eazy concert, partying with G-Eazy in Las Vegas, dinner with G-Eazy and his friends in LA, and much more. 

The collection has been a long time coming for crypto enthusiast G-Eazy, who in 2017 led his fans into the crypto space by joining Project Coral Reef—an initiative that enabled them to purchase music and merchandise with cryptocurrency, Monero. Like OneOf, G-Eazy shares the same vision of creating a sustainable web3 future.

ONE37pm spoke to G-Eazy about music, his new NFT collection, and more.

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ONE37pm: Congrats on your first NFT collection! What was it like putting it together?

G-Eazy: Thank you! I’ve been in the crypto space for a minute, but this is my first time putting together my own NFT collection. It’s been a very rewarding experience tapping into a different side of my creativity and I’ve loved seeing the fans get involved. S/O to OneOf for making everything run so seamlessly. 

ONE37pm: For this project, you worked with Dutch digital artist Dzanar. How was that collaboration?

G-Eazy: Dzanar is an absolute genius. He truly captured the essence of my style and I can’t think of a better artist to bring my NFTs to life. 

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ONE37pm: You’ve accomplished so much already in the music industry, what are some of the new musical projects you are working on?

G-Eazy: I just dropped my latest single “Angel” in April. It’s a very personal song that pays tribute to my late mother, Suzanne – I actually dropped the song on her birthday, April 15th. And my song “SOLO DOLO” is dropping with this project soon!

ONE37pm: One of the prizes buyers will get is an opportunity to attend one of your concerts. The pandemic was hard for all of us in terms of live events. How does it feel to be back out there?

G-Eazy: It feels great to be back in front of crowds and I’m so blessed to have such an incredible fanbase who continues to rock with me. This summer I have some shows lined up stateside and I’ll also be overseas performing around Europe in August. It’s great to be back outside!!

ONE37pm: Anything else happening for you in Summer 22?

G-Eazy: I’m hella excited to get back in the studio this Summer!

You can keep up with G-Eazy on Instagram.

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ONE37pm Has A Conversation With NFL Star Shaq Griffin

Shaq Griffin is a man of many titles. NFL Player, philanthropist, role model, and now “The Godfather.” Yes, “The Godfather.” This past week, Margaritaville at Sea, the all-new floating island vacation brand, announced Shaquem aka Shaq as the godfather of its flagship vessel, Margaritaville at Sea Paradise. The NFL Game Changer Award winner participated in a traditional christening ceremony during a VIP inaugural sailing on May 12th before the line launched on the 14th with its first passenger sailing from the Port of Palm Beach, Florida to Grand Bahama Island. 

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Griffin’s many NFL accomplishments include Defensive Player of the Year honors and an undefeated season his senior year at the University of Central Florida. As we mentioned earlier, Shaq has an extensive background in community service, in particular for the physically challenged community as he was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome which led to him having his left hand amputated when he was four.

Griffin along with his twin brother and former NFL teammate Shaquill also started the St. Petersburg Nitro Track Club, a 501 (c)(3) entity with which they are both still intimately involved to this day. 

Margaritaville at Sea will be making a donation to the organization as part of the brand’s relationship with Griffin, and in the meantime, the NFL star enters the 2022 season as a free agent. We caught up with Griffin this past week in an interview that you can check out below.

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ONE37pm: What’s up Shaq! Congratulations on this latest accomplishment. You’re “The Godfather” like the movie. Like Marlon Brando. How does that feel?

Griffin: It’s exciting! It was definitely unexpected to receive an invite to Margaritaville. My management asked me if I wanted to do it, and I was like call them back and say yes right now!

ONE37pm: When did you arrive? Have you had a chance to check everything out yet?

Griffin: I got here at 10 am. I haven’t had a chance to check out everything yet, but I’m really looking forward to the performance tonight. That’s going to be legendary!

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ONE37pm: What does it mean to you specifically to be named “The Godfather” of this event?

Griffin: It’s an honor to be a representative of Margaritaville, especially as a Florida native. To be that face, I am definitely not going to let them down!

ONE37pm: Now there’s a charity component as well, correct?

Griffin: Yes! The charity is St. Petersburg Nitro Track Club which I started with my brother. We are building a foundation that teaches financial literacy, positivity, learning how to adapt to different environments, and more!

ONE37pm: What are you most looking forward to in your role as “The Godfather?”

Griffin: Of course, I’m excited about the show because the Margaritaville experience is already unreal. I’m relatively new to being on the water so love is definitely in the air. Trust me, I’m not sleeping!

You can continue to follow Shaq on Instagram, and be sure to check out the Margaritaville official website

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ONE37pm’s Top 13 Janet Jackson Fashion Moments

Today is Janet “Miss Jackson If Ya Nasty’s” birthday, and we are celebrating the occasion by taking a look back at some of her most iconic looks. A musical legend, Jackson is also a style legend whose revolutionary looks are still the source of inspiration for so many. Jackson’s musical eras are always accompanied by game-changing fits and hairstyles, making each era different from the last. Whether it’s a music video, performance, or an event, Janet Jackson always has her foot on our necks. So without further ado, let’s revisit some of these classic looks.

1. Control Era (1986)
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Ah. The Control era. Janet said that she was “taking control of what she was gonna say and do and that she was gonna do it her way.” She was not playing y’all. The Control era was accompanied by a lot of all-black fits that were very simple like the black leather jacket, black jeans, and black top she wore for her 1987 Grammy performance of “What Have You Done For Me Lately,” but still eye-catching.

And, of course, the hair. Our personal favorite is her “Pleasure Principle” look which featured Janet rocking a black t-shirt, black jeans, and bangs. Iconic.

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We’re gonna throw in this 1987 Grammy Performance just because if you haven’t seen it already, you need to. It’s a masterpiece.

2. Rhythm Nation Era (1989)
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Remember how we said Janet’s musical eras were often accompanied by a new look? The Rhythm Nation era was the first major example of that. Musically there was nothing about Rhythm Nation that was similar to Control, and the same can be said for Janet’s style during that time.

The all-black theme was still very much present, but this time around we primarily saw Jackson in sleek military wear with silver adornments along with a black ball cap which also had some of the same adornments that were clipped onto her outfit. One of these days we’re going to rock this look as a tribute to Janet for Halloween.

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And let’s put the “Rhythm Nation” video in here while we’re at it.

3. Janet Era (Album Cover) 1993
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Album-wise, we didn’t see Janet again until the release of her 1993 self-titled album Janet, and ladies and gentlemen, she served so many legendary looks during this era that we are going to have to break them up separately. We’ll start with the cover. Shot by the wonderful Patrick Demarchelier (may he rest in peace), the album cover featured Janet topless with her chest covered by then boyfriend Rene Elizondo.

This. Made. History. Jaw-dropping history. The world had never before seen Janet quite like this, and the cover marked the world’s introduction to a new Janet Jackson. 

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Once again, the theme was simple. For the video (which is one of our favorites), Janet wore a black crop vest, a choker, and black pants, but it was her performance at the 1993 VMA’s that really took the crown. For the performance, Janet rocked….wait for it….a halter black crop top, and jeans. That’s it. And yet, that outfit has withstood the test of time. The black crop and jeans had and still has some serious power. Oh, and once again the hair. Those light brown curls fit perfectly with Janet’s new style.

5. Poetic Justice (1993)
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Speaking of Janet Jackson’s looks that have withstood the test of time, we’ve gotta take it back to Poetic Justice. In the Black community, if you wear braids and a black hat, you automatically get called Janet Jackson. That’s the name of the game, and that is the power this look holds.

6. 1995 VMAs
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It had been a minute since we’d seen Janet with a short haircut, but she brought it back in 1995. For this event, Janet wore a white cropped shirt with black flowy pants which is still etched in our minds to this day. In fact, Teyana Taylor recreated the look at the 2017 VMAs (and killed it by the way).

7. The Velvet Rope Era (1997)
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To quote Jackson herself in the song “Free Xone,” the only rule for this era is that there were no rules. Let’s start with the red curls. I would be lying if I said that I haven’t thought about recreating this hairstyle on more than one occasion, and one day I am going to. Everything about The Velvet Rope was iconic. Every. Single. Thing. Did we say every single thing?

The album itself, the theme, the messages, the music videos, the performances, and the gosh darn Velvet Rope tour. The choreography. The nunchucks! In the words of James Brown, “Good God Almighty.”

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And here’s the “I Get So Lonely” video for good measure.

8. Y2K Janet (2000 MTV Movie Awards)
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The early 2000s were a super fun and interesting time. You were either somewhere futuristic, or you looked like you were about to be in the Matrix. This fit was very Matrix-like if you ask us, and of course, Janet looked incredible.

9. 2002 Essence Awards
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This look was a slightly more mature version of 1993 Janet. The light brown curls were back, and Janet looked amazing as she took to the stage to accept her award for “Entertainer of the Year.” Winning a prestigious award and slaying everybody fashion-wise? Who else does it like Janet?

10. Why Did I Get Married Premiere 2007
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The Red Dress. Nothing more needs to be said.

11. 2015 Bet Awards
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Janet donned a white ensemble to accept her Ultimate Icon Award at the 2015 BET Awards. Much deserved.

12. Pregnancy Announcement 2016
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Aw! What can top this? Mama Janet was glowing in this People Magazine exclusive where she officially confirmed her pregnancy. The white dress paired with the gray sweater was a cute chic maternity look.

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And as you can see from this latest Instagram post, Mama Janet is not letting up anytime soon.

We wish Queen Janet a very Happy Birthday, and we’re sure that there are plenty more legendary style moments ahead for this icon.

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How Stria Sport Is Changing The Basketball Shoe Game

Picture this. A basketball shoe and apparel line ran solely by former basketball players. Sounds too good to be true right? Well, it’s not. Their name is Stria Sport, and it’s a name that you are soon to become very familiar with. Stria Sport has spent the better part of these last two years operating pretty much solely by word of mouth, and now they are ready to start changing that.

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Founded by Eric Porter, the team is made up of former college players and shoe industry leaders with a designer who was formerly with Nike and a developer who was with Puma. The 107 Series, Stria’s signature shoe line, originates from a college workout where Porter made a record of 107 three-pointer shots in a row.

Approved by the NBA last season and in the last year, have had over 40 professionals across the NBA/G League and Overseas wear their shoes. The goal with Stria was to create the most comfortable and lightweight performance shoe while maintaining an affordable price, and the reviews have ranked them the 4th best shoe to release in 2020, making them the only non-major brand on the list. Stria has the ability to do custom shoes with personal or team logos which has been very hot for the brand.

Stria Sport is continuing to expand in 2022, with global rave reviews to match. We caught up with Porter to talk about where the brand has been and where they are going.

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ONE37pm: Great to be talking with you, Eric! How was the concept of Stria Sport developed?

Porter: I’ve been a sneakerhead my whole life, and always wanted to have my own shoes. I got through playing in college and still had a passion for shoes, so I decided to just make one. It was early in the summer of 2018. I met some buddies and got connected with a former Nike exec. We understood what we wanted to do and spent seven months designing and a year-and-a-half overseas. Then the pandemic hit, and it kind of stalled things. Ultimately we decided that we didn’t want to wait any longer, and we put out the shoe.

ONE37pm: Now the Stria Sport team is composed of all college basketball players. How did that come to be?

Porter: I’m 26, and my buddies are all around the same age. We’re all friends, we all played basketball, and this is something that we decided to do our way using our experience and knowledge from growing up and playing. We constantly think about what would be good in terms of shoes, and it’s cool seeing people wear our sneakers. Our shoes are not just for basketball, they can also be used for volleyball, pickleball, or whatever we feel for the moment. So far we have primarily been using our connections along with word of mouth to promote, and we’ve been getting orders every day.

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ONE37pm: You guys have got professional basketball players wearing your shoes right? Stria was just approved by the NBA.

Porter: Well we can’t say all of them right now, but we do have some overseas players wearing our stuff. Kiefer Sykes who played with the Indiana Pacers is one of them. We have quite a few who wear our shoes!

ONE37pm: What’s in store for the future? Stria has an old-school vibe that is pretty dope!

Porter: Well that was what we were aiming for from an industry and marketing standpoint. We went back to about ten years ago in terms of our design, and we’ve kept it simple with eight neutral colorways, along with a lightweight design, comfort, and affordability. We wanted something non-flashy, and we feel like we hit it on the head.

We want to totally keep expanding, and we are working on that already in terms of our basketball shoes and apparel line. We want to keep growing and show that you can really chase your dreams into a reality. Our 107 line is named after I hit 107 threes in a row, and it has sold out. So growing is definitely the goal.

You can continue to keep up with Stria Sport via their official website.

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Fashion Spotlight: The BRADY brand is dropping its newest TRAIL collection.

Built for hikers, trail runners, and explorers comes an outdoor collection that never sacrifices comfort or utility. Available in lightweight jackets, vests, tees, shorts, and pants on bradybrand.com.

Their are different styles of colorways available all at a price point of $85-$175, so make sure you check it out!

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Bronx Streetwear Brand “FAMOUS NOBODYS” Is One To Watch

Christian Vazquez and Gary Gonzalez are unveiling the next chapter to the storied FAMOUS NOBODYS brand. FAMOUS NOBODYS is a Bronx, NY-based streetwear brand that speaks to the anti-celebrity in the digital age, with gear that serves as a complementary cloak to the viral anonymity of the brand’s consumers. Their latest release, an apparel line that is exclusive to New York and being released through Foot Locker, is out today, and similar to the previous drops, embodies the brand’s goal of empowering one another and the world around us through thought and action.

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An advocate for sociopolitical change and economic growth in lower income communities, FAMOUS NOBODYS has a mission of being for the people while giving the “nobodys” of society a flag of their own to wave, which includes victims of injustices across society today. Known for their style and flair, FAMOUS NOBODYS has a long list of famous clientele including NBA superstar and 3x Olympic Gold Medalist Carmelo Anthony who is a brand ambassador for the company, Kevin Durant, DJ Khaled, Megan Thee Stallion, French Montana, and more.

FAMOUS NOBODYS is part of Foot Locker’s Home Grown platform, which was launched in 2019 as a platform to connect Foot Locker with its communities and introduce local designers from across the nation to consumers. Through the program, Foot Locker aims to introduce consumers to local brands and designers that are influencing the streetwear space. Brands are able to submit their designs directly to Foot Locker to potentially be featured on the brand’s Home Grown platform online and in select stores across the U.S.

ONE37pm caught up with Vazquez this week to talk about the brand.

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ONE37pm: Thanks for chatting with us Christian! Could you first start by diving into the ethos of FAMOUS NOBODYs, and what the brand represents

Vazquez: FAMOUS NOBODYS was founded in 2015, and our flagship store is based in the Bronx. As a brand, we represent the “nobodies,” and make it empowering by turning a negative into a positive. With FAMOUS NOBODYS, you are your own celebrity. It’s kind of like social media.

ONE37pm: How has the brand evolved since 2015?

Vazquez: Oh we’ve evolved tremendously! I remember I was walking with a friend who owned a hat line called TWNTY TWO, and we saw somebody walking around with a pigeon design on their hat. The idea of FAMOUS NOBODYS was born, and it was something that had always been in my head. My friend called me that night, and we designed the first hat and placed an order overseas.

At first, we were only doing one hat a month, and they were instantly selling out. Then we added t-shirts, and it snowballed from there. Now we have the store, we’re working with Foot Locker, and product wise we’ve grown as well. We are actually cutting and sewing now as opposed to just printing designs.

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ONE37pm: Carmelo Anthony is a longtime brand ambassador, and you guys have had other names such as Kevin Durant, DJ Khaled, and Megan Thee Stallion to name a few. How has that been?

Vazquez: It’s a beautiful thing! When people see their favorite people wearing certain brands, they tend to gravitate toward that. It’s been wonderful, and I think it’s a testament to the strength of the brand.

ONE37pm: Okay, let’s talk more about this partnership with Foot Locker. How has it been working with the Foot Locker team?

Vazquez: Foot Locker is amazing. We’ve been working with them for about a year and a half, and it’s been great. We are growing into more stores, and we’re on monthly calls with the Foot Locker team. It’s amazing because to this day Foot Locker is a store that I get excited to walk into, so to now see our products in the store is an incredible feeling.

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ONE37pm: Anything else in store for the summer?

Vazquez: We have tons of releases in store. We’re also holding our annual basketball tournament in New York. More collabs are on the way including ones with SLAM and League Fits.

ONE37pm: Did we get everything? Anything else you want to add?

Vazquez: Buy my shit!

You heard him loud and clear. In the meantime, you can follow FAMOUS NOBODYS on Instagram and via their official website.

HUF
HUF x Marvel

Fashion Spotlight: As usual we have a fashion spotlight for you guys. HUF is digging deep into their Marvel archives for a 90s-inspired collaboration.

HUF dug deep into the archives to present the new Marvel x HUF collection – a range of apparel and accessories that pulls from the pages of the most iconic era of Marvel’s storied history. A period that produced some of the most well-known and celebrated figures in the Marvel universe, HUF references their personal favorite era to create a collection for true OG Marvel fans worldwide. 

The Marvel x HUF collection explores Marvel artwork produced in the ‘90s when fan-favorite artists created the dark cityscapes with rawness and grit that still makes them powerful images today. The Marvel x HUF collection blends the style of those original works with the brand’s signature aesthetic, which was born in the same period twenty years ago. 

Key pieces from the collection mix workwear and classic skate silhouettes with iconic Marvel imagery and include the Ghost Rider Work Jacket and Painter Pants, the X-MEN Resort Shirt with artwork inspired by comic book panel layouts, the Venom Football Jersey, and the limited-edition Spider-Man Variant Skate decks. 

You can check out the collection via HUF’s website.