50 years of fame gave the Superstar its name. Passed down from MVPs to MCs, the shell-toe earned its spot in history. The icon stands for all who aren’t afraid to stand up for something. Those who know change can’t happen alone and believe it takes a team to make a difference in the world. Adidas Originals‘ “Change Is A Team Sport” film debuted during the Grammy Awards. Adidas is emphasizing the power of teamwork in 2020 — and enlisting A-list names around the globe to do so.
YouKnowIGotSoul: You started out in a group called “S.B.I. (Surrounded By Idiots)” with Timbaland, Pharrell and Larry Live. Talk about those early days in Virginia.
Magoo: Larry was the first person I met. He was from Virginia Beach initially and he ended up moving to where I went to high school in Chesapeake. Me and him hung for awhile and three months into me knowing him as a friend and having two classes together, he told me about a guy he knew from Virginia Beach who was this fantastic DJ. This was before I knew Tim as a producer. I was like “It’s impossible for somebody to be that good!”. One day he drove us over to Tim’s house and Tim was better than what Larry had told me. Tim could have been Kid Capri, Funkmaster Flex or Jazzy Jeff. He was that good. Now was he better than Jazzy Jeff? I wouldn’t say that, but he was elite. People would use his name to say he was a DJ at a party he was not at. This was before the music. You can see going back to when I first met Tim, he was already the dude. Larry was cool in his own way too. They had flavor and they were thorough dudes. Then Tim let me hear his beats that he was making and I was like “He makes beats too? What else does he do?!”. At that point, I had never met anybody in person that was serious about the art and that was that talented at the art. Tim was a grown person when it came to his responsibility with DJ and music. He was selling mixtapes back then. We’re not talking about New York City, Atlanta or Miami here. We’re talking about Virginia. It was not a Hip Hop area. He was miles ahead of everybody though. I heard people DJ and rap before him, but it was like he was from New York with his level of ability. It was ridiculous when he was 16. He was also a beatbox champion too!
Isabelle Adjani, Angèle, Margaret Qualley, Sébastien Tellier and Pharrell Williams model Chanel’s spring–summer 2020 eyewear campaign, photographed by Karim Sadli. The eyewear is conceived and manufactured by Luxottica (q.v. Bhavana Bhim’s ‘Escaping the black holes’, newly online this week), but cleverly boasts Chanel’s hallmarks as always. The double-C device can be seen by the temples on Tellier’s extra-large frames and on those worn by Williams.
The effect of a string of pearls can be seen in two designs for spring ’20, in the oval design with transparent frame worn by Angèle, and in the butterfly frame design worn by Qualley. Adjani’s sunglasses are in black acetate with the Chanel logotype along one of the temples. The campaign officially breaks from March 2020.
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