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5/25/24 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ ART EXCLUSIVE: Takashi Murakami And Brooklyn Museum Launch Exclusive Merch Collection

In the art, design and even fashion world, Takashi Murakami is a widely recognized and celebrated name. Known for his signature multicolor flower motifs, the Japanese artist’s works have pervaded global exhibitions, special collaborations and even cozy pillows in living or bedrooms. Continue reading

5/9/24 O&A NYC MUSIC MEETS ART: Meet the Giants: Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys

With monumental works by renowned contemporary artists, Giants: Art from The Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys encourages “giant conversations” inspired by the works on view—critiquing society and celebrating Blackness. Continue reading

4/12/24 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ SPORTS REVIEW SPECIAL: Peyton Manning Throws A Football Off Skyscraper

From Peyton’s Places Season 1 Episode 2:Peyton Manning meets Cris Carter in midtown Manhattan to recreate a famous PR stunt the New York Football Giants pulled off in the 1920s by throwing a football off a skyscraper. Continue reading

4/4/24 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FASHION: Brigade Spring 2024 Is A Testament To Heritage

Founded in 2014, the Brooklyn-based unisex lifestyle label, Brigade, finds its purpose in the belief of community over commodity. Whether it be through its streetwear-oriented apparel or accessories, the brand encapsulates New York City’s powerful energy in everything it does.So to continue expanding its story, the brand has revealed its… Continue reading

3/29/24 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FOOTWEAR: New Balance 1000  “Silver Metallic”

New Balance has a Silver Metallic colorway has surfaced, blending the contemporary with the retro. The New Balance 1000 is constructed with a black mesh upper throughout and features silver leather overlays to elevate the aesthetic.The silver also hits the tongue labels while the “N” is accented in black. The… Continue reading

3/28/24 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FASHION: Men’s Spring 2024 Capsule Collection | LOUIS VUITTON

A fresh ode to the season, the new Louis Vuitton capsule collection from Men’s Creative Director Pharrell Williams and Tyler Creator infuses the Maison’s iconic codes with playful pastel hues. Continue reading

3/13/24 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ DANCE PARTY: Ding Dong – Lebeh Lebeh

Kemar Christopher Dwaine Ottey popularly known as Ding Dong is a Dancehall and Reggae artist and entertainer from Kingston, Jamaica.In early 2003, Ding Dong created the dance group Ravers Clavers with a group of friends. Continue reading

3/5/24 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ NETFLIX TRAILER: The Beautiful Game | Official Trailer | Netflix

In The Beautiful Game, Mal, the manager of England’s homeless soccer team, leads them to the Homeless World Cup in Rome. He takes a gamble by adding talented but troubled striker Vinny, who must overcome his past to become a team player. Inspired by the real Homeless World Cup, this… Continue reading

2/17/24 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FASHION SHOW: Botter | Fall Winter 2024/2025

Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh’s Caribbean Couture evolves across mechanic uniforms, shredded suiting, and an all-new Reebok collection.BOTTER’s  Fall/Winter 2024 DARK WATERS collection is a fusion of cultures, representing its founders’ international heritage through music, fashion, and art. Continue reading

  1/15/24 O&A NYC INSPIRATION TUESDAY: How Lenny Kravitz Discovered He’s Black

Lenny Kravitz shares that he never thought about his parents being of different ethnicities until a pivotal moment in first grade. From that day forward Lenny realized he was Black, and that society would see him as only that. Continue reading

11/17/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FASHION SPECIAL: NIGO, Pharrell and Jacob: The Interview (JOOPITER TV Original)

In recent interview Pharrell shares how Jacob the Jeweler introduced him to NIGO. NIGO  highlights JOOPITER’s most recent auction, selling pieces from his personal archive in the From Me to You collection. The trio sat down to discuss some of the pieces as well as just how far back Pharrell,… Continue reading

11/15/23 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ DANCE PARTY: Omarion and King Tight vs Storyboard P

League of Unreal Dancing featured Story Board P, Omarion and King Tight. Storyboard P had it out for Omarion and King Tight, to show the style of ALIEN within the Flex community.  Continue reading

11/11/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FOOTWEAR: New Balance 580 GORE-TEX “Black Magnet”

New Balance is getting ready for a harsher winter conditions with a GORE-TEX protected iteration that will safeguard against strong winds and rain.Arriving in a sleek, dark edition, the New Balance 580 comes in Black Magnet. Continue reading

10/31/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FOOTWEAR: SOPHNET. And Nike Zoom Vomero 5 “Soft Navy Pack”

Japanese clothing brand SOPHNET. is set to release a new series titled Soft Navy Pack, in celebration of its 24th anniversary.The pack includes a co-branded Nike Zoom Vomero 5 and a Cashmere Wool Duffle Coat in partnership with Gloverall. Continue reading

10/2/23 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Skarra Mucci ft. Yaniss Odua – Roots Rocks Reggae

 Skarra Mucci is back with a new album due for this autumn and has unveiled a first single entitled Roots Rock Reggae.Skarra Mucci invites his long-time friend Yaniss Odua, with whom he previously scored the hit Raggamuffin School, which has now reached several million streams. Continue reading

9/8/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FASHION: Tremaine Emory To Open First Denim Tears Flagship Store in NYC

Tremaine Emory has announced plans to open Denim Tears inaugural flagship store in New York City.The artistic fashion label, which Tremaine Emory founded in 2019, will preview its retail outpost with a one day pop-up on September 9th.The brand will house the third installment of its Levi’s collaboration inside its… Continue reading

9/1/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FOOTWEAR: Air Jordan 1 Palomino Adult + Grade School

The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Palomino has finally surfaced via official Nike photography. Prepped as part of Jordan Brand retro roster for Fall 2023, the sneaker features an understated color scheme. Continue reading

8/23/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FOOTWEAR: April Skateboards x Nike SB Dunk Low Review

Today we are reviewing the April Skateboards collaboration with Nike SB. This is Shane O’Neill’s second collaboration with Nike SB, after the release of his own skate silhouette, the SB Shane.This dunk features the first ever chrome swoosh on an SB Dunk Low.  Continue reading

8/18/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FOOTWEAR: Asics Gel – Quantum Kinetic x Kiko Kostadinov

Kiko Kostadinov and Asics are much more than collaborators.The Asics Gel – Quantum Kinetic is in effect, the Japanese footwear brand’s interpretation of Kiko Kostadinov’s work.The upper achieves this through an intricately layered construction, which borrows from a total of four different franchises: the Gel-Nimbus, the Gel-Kinsei, the Gel-Kushon and most… Continue reading

7/7/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FASHION: Thom Browne | Haute Couture Fall Winter 2023/2024 | Full Show

Thom Browne presented his debut Haute Couture Collection in Paris for Fall/Winter 2023. Staged at the Opéra Garnier, Thom Browne brought the drama to the theater in various shades of grey, focusing on silhouette and movement in all its pieces. Continue reading

6/29/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FASHION: Janelle Monae: Whether I Show Skin or Not, I Won’t Adjust My Freedom for Your Comfort

In this episode of What’s Underneath, actress and singer Janelle Monáe honors every version of themself by bringing back their iconic tuxedo, a symbol of her early career, only to shed it once again as a celebration of her newfound freedom in her body and sensuality. Continue reading

6/21/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FASHION: Louis Vuitton Men’s Spring-Summer 2024 Fashion Show by Pharrell Williams in Paris

Pharrell Williams debut as the new Louis Vuitton Menswear Creative Director is finally here and it did not disappoint.Bringing all the stops, Pharrell brought his global audience to the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris to present his first collection for the French luxury house.The invitation alluded to a theme that celebrated… Continue reading

5/11/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FOOTWEAR: adidas Y3 Ready To Launch Performance Running Line For Summer 2023

Yohji Yamamoto have been bringing the sneaker ecosystem one of the longest running collaborations to date, fusing the 3-Stripes performance catalog with avant-garde design.Taking on the sport for the very first time in the two entities collaborative journey, the Y-3 Summer 2023 collection reimagines the German sportswear brand’s lineup of… Continue reading

1/18/23 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FASHION: A$AP Bari Interview | Vlone, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Yams, Fashion, Virgil Abloh

 A$AP Bari’s presence is immediately felt. I’m on my Ye shit, he says with a smirk, as the word architect isn’t enough to describe the fashion designer, mogul and creative director. To be different at all times is what he set out to accomplish in life and looking back, he’s… Continue reading

12/11/22 O&A NYC SONG OF THE SPECIAL: Yasiin Bey At The Men’s Fall-Winter 2021 Show | LOUIS VUITTON

Louis Vuitton’s Fall/Winter 2021 show starred Yasiin Bey, which premiered during a livestream event on YouTube early Thursday morning.When sharing the full list of credits for the show dubbed Peculiar Contrast, Perfect Light—artistic director Virgil Abloh said his  “whole being has been poured out” into this film.Happy Birthday Yasiin Bey! Continue reading

11/21/22 O&A NYC HEALTH AND FITNESS: Jean Titus- Workout for G.A.M. (Grown Ass Men)

Meet Jean Titus, a 50 plus year-old fitness consultant from Washington DC whose body would be enviable even in men half his age. In order to maintain his Adonis-like frame Titus trains for an hour and a half, five days per week, and eats an impressive 3,400 calories per day. Continue reading

10/20/22 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FOOTWEAR: The Simpsons x adidas Superstar

The Simpson has remained on the air for several generations. Iconic characters the likes of Ned Flanders and Bart Simpson have made a lasting impression on fans young and old, but not just by way of the show’s half hour runtime.For their latest joint effort with The Simpsons, the Three… Continue reading

6/3/22 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ SPORTS REVIEW: Sha’Carri Richardson battles Thompson-Herah in star-studded early season duel | NBC Sports

Olympic champ Elaine Thompson-Herah edges out American Sha’Carri Richardson in the women’s 100m at the Prefontaine Classic in a potential World Championship finals preview. Continue reading

4/30/22 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FOOTWEAR: Supreme x Nike Air Zoom Flight 95 SP

Supreme is teasing yet another collaboration with the brand, this time for one of the first shoes to popularize Nike Zoom Air technology.The streetwear brand debuted the Supreme x Nike Air  Zoom 95 in a vibrant blue, black and tan colorway. Continue reading

4/30/22 O&A NYC MAGAZINE SUNDAY SPRING BRUNCH: How To Make Fried Crab Bites

Chef Matt (a self taught Home Chef from Virginia) has a passion for cooking and sharing my creations. “Too many of us have drifted away from the kitchen – and my goal is to change that! Let’s Make It Happen!”  Continue reading

4/20/22 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Happy 420 Day- Try Making Pot Brownies!

 By Walter Rutledge Spring has sprung and what better way to celebrate 420 Day than with good old fashion Pot Brownies. This was a staple in hippy dippy 1960’s and the “Say it loud I’m stoned and I’m proud” 1970’s. If baking and getting stoned are on your list of… Continue reading

4/3/22 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FASHION: They Make The World’s Most EXCLUSIVE Hats 👀 | Hat Club

This episode of My Hustle is sponsored by Rainbow Six Siege. Discover the ins and outs of Hat Club, the original membership based store for custom hats of all kinds. See just how loyal the Hat Club community is as they camp out for days to get their hands on… Continue reading

3/24/22 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ HBO DOCUMENTARY TRAILER: Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off | Official Trailer | HBO

HBO chronicles the life and career of Tony Hawk in Until The Wheels Fall Off documentary.Featuring new interviews with Tony Hawk and other legendary skateboarders, along with never before seen footage. Continue reading

1/14/22 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FOOTWEAR: Tom Sachs’ NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe

In the realm of footwear, Tom Sachs is well respected for this knack for producing striking collaborations with Nike’s most notably the NikeCraft Mars Yard.2022 appears to be the year that he reunites with the Swoosh to release a brand new Tom Sachs x NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe. Continue reading

(Repost) 1/7/21 O&A NYC LIFESTYLE: In My Father’s Footsteps

Every time we have a real snowstorm it brings back one the most lasting and endearing early memories I have of my father. I was six years old; we lived in a quiet residential Northeast Bronx neighborhood. (Yes there are quiet neighborhoods in New York City.) Back then we didn’t… Continue reading

10/1/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY:J. Cole – Heaven’s EP

J. Cole is a Hip Hop artist, singer, songwriter and record producer. J.Cole is regarded as one of the most influential rappers of his generation. Born on a military base in Germany and raised in Fayetteville,North Carolina.J.Cole initially gained recognition as a rapper following the release of his debut mixtape, The Come… Continue reading

10/1/21 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FASHION:Salehe Bembury x New Balance YURT Campaign

Salehe Bembury and New Balance unveil their collaborative Universal Communication Pack.This is turned tangible by way of an extensive set of pieces inclusive of many apparel standouts as well as three colorways of the newly created 574 Yurt. Continue reading

9/27/21 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY:Ari Lennox – Pressure

Ari Lennox is an R&B artist from Washington D.C.She is the first female artist to be signed to J.Cole’s record label, Dreamville Records.She released her first EP on the label in 2016, when she began gaining recognition. Her debut studio album Shea Butter Baby followed in 2019. Continue reading

9/18/21 O&A NYC WITH WALESTYLEZ FOOTWEAR:Saquon Barkley 2021 Nike Air Trainer 3

Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants took the field for the Giants this past Sunday against the Denver Broncos, taking snaps for the first time since tearing his ACL in September of 2020. Continue reading

9/12/21 O&A NYC GOSPEL SUNDAY:Tamela Mann ft.First Baptist Church of Glenarden -Take Me to The King

Take Me to The King  is by Contemporary Gospel artist Tamela Mann.Take Me to The King was released on June 12, 2012 as the lead single from Tamela Mann’s third studio album, Best Days. Continue reading