Stockholm Rapper Ecco2k Drops New Drain Gang Anthem, "Black Boy"

After touring and selling out venues around the world with Yung Lean and Sad Boys, Stockholm’s Drain Gang, made up of avant-garde artists Bladee, Ecco2k, Thaiboy Digital & Whitearmor, are set to release their new album D&G on August 7. Today, one of the group’s coveted members, Ecco2k, drops an autobiographical song about coming to terms with his identity as young man raised with a Swedish mother and Nigerian father. Check it out below along with the album tracklist for D&G.

1. Bladee – No Life Left
2. Ecco2k – Black Boy (co prod. by Ripsquad)
3. Bladee, Ecco2k – First Crush (feat. Yung Lean)
4. Bladee – Numb/Beverly Hills
5. Bladee, Ecco2k – Cinderella
6. Thaiboy Digital – Wrong
7. Thaiboy Digital – Can’t Trust (feat. Yung Lean) (co prod. by Woesum)
8. Bladee – Wickr Man
9. Ecco2k – GT-R
10. Bladee – Suffocation
11. Thaiboy Digital – Dumpster Baby
12. Bladee – Nosebleed
13. Bladee – Scarecrows (co prod. by Yung Sherman)
14. Bladee – Botox Lips
15. Bladee, Ecco2k – Stalker
16. Ecco2k – Happily Ever After
17. Thaiboy Digital – Climbing (co prod. by GUD)

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Union Los Angeles Is Once Again Hosting It's visvim Trunk Show

As the new flyer for the latest visvim Trunk Show states, it’s “that time of the year again.” For the second iteration of the bi-annual fashion event, the Japanese label will take over Los Angeles, California’s Union LA store for a very special showcase of some newly-revealed goods and wares. Scheduled to happen on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13, this exhibit will debut a collection of select samples from visvim’s forthcoming 2018 spring/summer line. A cult favorite among forward-thinking fashion enthusiasts, visvim is the sort of brand that excels at unique, creative presentations like this.

For a complete rundown, check out the flyer below to gather more information. If you are interested in attending Union LA’s visvim 2018 spring/summer Trunk Show, keep in mind that this is an appointment-only event.

For more, check out visvim’s new dissertation.

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Artist Alex Chinneck's Creates a Cracked Optical Illusion on a Brick Facade

British sculptor Alex Chinneck has an affinity for creating public installations that will make people do a double take. Chinneck’s latest artwork called Six Pins and a Half Dozen Needles is perhaps his most sly one yet. The sculpture located in London is approximately 20-meters tall and appears as if the building’s red brick facade is split in half. It took Chinneck and a horde assistants approximately 14 months to finish the monumental piece.

“I try to introduce sculptural interventions in unexpected contexts, heightening a sense of discovery when you encounter them,” he told Dezeen. “With this in mind, the archetypal nature of the building’s upper elevation makes it a perfect platform for the surprise.”

Take a look at the sculpture above and head over to Chinneck’s Instagram account to view more projects.

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