This time last year,A�Khalid released his debut studio albumA�American Teen, and in the time since the now 20-year-old has enjoyed immense success that includes a platinum album, four platinum or multi-platinum songs, and five Grammy nominations, including a http://www.g168gin.com/?p=23343Best New Artist nod.
Complex News' Jinx linked up with Khalid while out at SXSWA�to get more details on the artist's meteoric rise. Alongside breaking down the importance of his debut album, Khalid also shared adviceA�KehlaniA�once gave him about going on the road. “I was talking to her about going on my first tour, I was super nervous about it. I'm like, do you have any advice? She says one thing: 'Bring lots of underwear.' I do, so how much is prescription viagra in australia thank you Kehlani, because if you get it, you get it.”A�
Check out the full interview above, which also features Khalid talking about his goals for the next phase of his career and getting star-struck over seeingA�Beyoncé and Jay Z at the Grammys.A�
To give you a better idea of its history and what goes into it, Complex News spoke with Supreme enthusiast Racks Hogan and Rich “Maze” Lopez of Sole Collector about the art of reselling and what makes one item more hype than others.
Racks says that while he does work in the reselling industry, he's not a fan of being called a reseller because there's so much more to the process. “I don't like the term 'reselling' because I feel like it takes away from the actual work that a person puts in,” he explains. “I would never call a person that freezes they ass off, dedicates their time, does their homework, I would never just degrade them to a term like reseller.”
Check out the full video above, and if you missed it, Racks, Jerry Lorenzo, ASAP Ferg, and more spoke with Chris Gibbs and Complex's Karizza Sanchezabout the pros and cons of exclusive drops. You can watch that below.
Since signing with Under Armour back in late 2013, Steph Curry has released a number of signature sneakers. Some have been well received by the public. Others, well, not so much.
But when Complex News caught up with Curry ahead of the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, he said that it’s all been a part of the learning process to him. While he’s been aiming to create the perfect sneaker since designing his very first pair with Under Armour, he was also quick to point out that he should have known better since it’s difficult to nail down the design process right away.
“You learn as you go through this industry, the shoe business,” Curry said. “That’s the biggest thing for me. You want to get it right right away, and you want to have the best sneaker in the game your first shot at it. But I think we’ve gotten better at it as every edition has come out.”
Curry also said he likes the direction he’s headed in as far as his sneaker line is concerned. Without giving away too many details, he said he’s already seen his next two signature sneakers up close and thinks he can capitalize on the momentum he’s built with Under Armour thus far by releasing them.
“I’ve seen Curry 5 and Curry 6, so I know where the product’s going from here. Big things,” Curry said. “We’re in a good space right now with how we’ve brought the design process and bringing these kicks to life. The Curry 4 was a step in the right direction. I feel like it’s the best shoe in the game, so I’m trying to keep that going.”
Chris “COSeezy” Strachan was also on hand to talk about Sneaker Essentials, a new online program offered through a partnership between Fashion Institute of Technology and Complex.
During our stay in L.A., Complex News' Speedy Morman caught up with NBA All-Stars Anthony Davis and Bradley Beal, along with Dunk Contest participants Victor Oladipo, Dennis Smith Jr., and Donovan Mitchell to talk about all things All-Star. Check out what they had to say in the video above.
There were a number of events going down in Los Angeles over NBA All-Star Weekend, including YG's first annual The Boogie, which featured a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and concert.
Complex News' Pierce Simpson caught up with YG before the tourney took place to get a sense of what the Compton rapper had in store for attendees on and off the court. YG also got boastful by saying he's a combo of Russell Westbrook and James Harden.
Teyana Taylor also dropped in to talk about her upcoming album, which is fully produced by Kanye West. Fans can expect that to drop within the next few months. Check out the full video, which also includes Belly, up top.
Complex News' Natasha Martinez visited a very special New York Fashion Week event that showed how style and design came together in Marvel Studios' Black Panther. At 'Welcome to Wakanda,' she got the scoop on the Lexus LC 500 featured in the film, and also discussed the movie's art direction with costume designer Ruth E. Carter, director Ryan Coogler, and stars Michael B. Jordan and Letitia Wright.
In addition, Natasha talks to fashion designers including Walé Oyéjidé of Ikiré Jones, Becca McCharen-Tran and Tolu Aremu of CHROMAT, Josh Bennett, and LaQuan Smith. She also got insight from jeweler Douriean Fletcher. You can watch the whole video above.