Music January 29, 2018

60th Grammy Awards Best Moments

photo c/o This year, the Grammy awards were definitely one to watch as some of the biggest names in Hip Hop and R&B took the stage to perform. Kendrick Lamar opened the show with a politically charged performance of “XXX.” Lamar was backed by a sea of masked dancers dressed in army fatigue as a U.S. flag ironically waved (due to the recent government shutdown) on the screen behind them. U2’s Bono and The Edge joined K. Dot before…

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Fashion January 29, 2018

UNBOXED | We Go Behind The Lens With @215shooter

Without a doubt, photography is one of the most coveted forms of expression in the fashion industry. And that includes the sneaker culture. So, for this special episode of UNBOXED: In The Field, we went behind the lens of one of Philly’s most creative photographers, Jerome Whitfield (@215shooter). The creative 32-year-old has been collecting sneakers since the early 2000s. He then turned his hobby into the ultimate hustle when he decided to become a freelance photographer and creative for sneaker…

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Featured Release January 25, 2018

New Release | WMNS Air Foamposite One ‘Silver White’

SHINING SHINING SHINING! Okay, ladies! The new Nike Air Foamposite One is just what you need this season. It arrives with a mesmerizing  color way from heel to toe. The iconic Foam upper is just as durable as it is eye-catching, and the synthetic crafted material promises the best in protection from the worst of the winter elements. Just like most Foamposites, it is water proof and wipes clean from mud and dirt. The full metallic silver upper brings some…

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Fashion Release January 24, 2018

UNBOXED | Ep. 4: Nike AF1 Presents the ‘Season Of Her’ Collection

This collection may only be a January release, but it already has me thinking about the Spring season! And not mention, the wondrous year of the WOMAN. Nike has been fiercely promoting the social movement of gender equality with the ongoing ‘Force Is Female’ campaign. Check out our latest UNBOXED video, featuring our in-house VILLA sneaker enthusiasts– Brian, Alex and Munch! Nike WMNS Air Force Retro 1 ‘Season Of Her’ The AJ I Season of Her collection combines luxurious satin,…

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Sports January 22, 2018

Super Bowl Bound for the Philadelphia Eagles

photos c/o Philadelphia Eagles A major victory for the NFL underdogs happened last night as the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game after a 38-7 demolition. What’s next for the birds, you ask? Oh, just headed to Super Bow LII against the New England Patriots. No big deal. The Eagles know what is at stake in two weeks in Minnesota. They could bring home the Lombardi Trophy to a championship-starved city. It would cement their status…

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Fashion Lifestyle Release January 18, 2018

UNBOXED | Episode 3: Converse x Golf Le Fleur

Episode 3 of UNBOXED features the latest iterations of Tyler, The Creator’s collaborative shoe with Converse– GOLF le FLEUR. Our on-air hosts, Brian Nguyen and Anthony “Munch” Steele, give their opinions on the floral penchant color designs. What are your thoughts? Converse One Star x Golf Le Fleur The bright and bold collaboration from Converse and Tyler The Creator is perfection. Unlike the conventional Converse One Star, this pair features a flower motif across the sidewall. It’s uniquely different and…

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Fashion Lifestyle January 16, 2018

UNBOXED | Episode 2: Top 5 Air Jordan 1s

For another episode of UNBOXED, the VILLA team caught up with @munch215 (cohosting alongside office celebrity P-Worm) to discuss his top 5 favorite Air Jordan 1s!     Top 5 1. Jordan 1 Retro ‘Black Toe’ You think you’ve seen this sneaker before but you no idea. Familiar to other colorways but standing alone, the Air Jordan 1 Retro “Bred” combines an OG colorway with an OG silhouette for the first time ever. Remastered in a unique way, you’ll want to…

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Fashion Music January 10, 2018

First Images Of Kendrick Lamar’s Nike Cortez “Kenny 1” Sneaker

photos courtesy of Hypebeast Nike released the images for Kendrick Lamar’s highly anticipated sneaker which is dropping on Jan. 26. The West Coast rapper first previewed the kicks himself during his halftime performance at this year’s college football championship game. In honor of K. Dot’s fourth and latest studio release, the silhouette of the sneaker has the word DAMN boldly placed along the side. The premium white leather upper is boldly stands out next to the red etching that engraves the…

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Fashion January 10, 2018

UNBOXED | Episode 1 : Top 10 Pick Ups of 2017

To recap the hottest releases of 2017, we took a look at a true sneaker-enthusiast’s personal collection and picked out some of his faves for the year. The list of sneakers this hype beast has is not only immaculately gargantua, but it’ll make you want to set your game up x100! Follow Anthony “Munch” Steele @munch215. For more info & updates, follow us @RUVilla.  …

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Release January 5, 2018

New Release | SF Air Force 1 Hi Receives Wine/Peach Colorways

Special Field & Premium Rugged AF. Introducing an earthly scheme to warm up this unbearable winter is the new Special Field Air Force 1s. The latest rendition sees the hightop sneaker adorned in women sizes of a port wine. The dusty peach comes in men’s sizes. Both technical shoes receives Swoosh insignia, paracord strap, and pull tabs. Shop SF Air Force 1 High 1.0 now at …

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