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‘A fashion superstar’: Louis Vuitton’s star designer Virgil Abloh dies of cancer


Designer Virgil Abloh, a leading fashion executive hailed as the Karl Lagerfeld of his generation, has died of cancer. He was 41.

Key points:

  • Abloh's family says he managed a rare form of cancer in private
  • Abloh, who grew up in Chicago, was often referred to as a Renaissance man in the fashion world
  • He was named one of Time magazine's most influential people in 2018

His emploer LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) said Abloh had been dealing with cancer privately for years.

"We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom," Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive of LVMH, said in a statement.

Abloh was the menswear designer of Louis Vuitton.

A statement from Abloh's family on the designer's Instagram account said Abloh had been managing cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare form of cancer in which a tumour occurs in the heart, for the past two years.

"He chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments, all while helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture," the statement read.

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Abloh is survived by his wife Shannon Abloh and his children, Lowe and Grey.

In 2018, Abloh became the first black artistic director of men's wear at Louis Vuitton in the French design house's storied history.

A first generation Ghanaian American whose seamstress mother taught him to sew, Abloh had no formal fashion training but had a degree in engineering and a master's in architecture.

Abloh, who grew up in Chicago, was often referred to as a Renaissance man in the fashion world.

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He moonlighted as a DJ. But in a short time, he emerged as one of fashion's most heralded designers.

Abloh called himself "a maker." 

He was named one of Time magazine's most influential people in 2018.

In 2009, Abloh met Kanye West — now called Ye — while he was working at a screen-printing store.

After he and Ye interned together at the LVMH brand Fendi, Abloh was Ye's creative director.

Abloh was art director for the 2011 Ye-Jay-Z album Watch the Throne, for which Abloh was nominated for a Grammy.

His work with West served as a blueprint for future border-crossing collaborations that married high and low.

With Nike, he partnered his Off-White label for a line of frenzy-inducing sneakers remixed with a variety of styles and Helvetica fonts.

Abloh also designed furniture for IKEA, refillable bottles for Evian and Big Mac cartons for McDonald's.

His work was exhibited at the Louvre, the Gagosian and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

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Fashion designer Donatella Versace said she was lost for words after hearing of Abloh's death.

"Virgil, I am lost for words," Versace said. 

"The world has lost a fashion superstar. An innovator. A creator for the history books.

"I am thinking of all your loved ones on this tragic day. Love, Donatella."

In a statement, fashion house Gucci said Abloh was an inspiration.

"We would like to extend our most heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of Virgil Abloh, an immense inspiration to us all both as a designer and as a person," the statement said.

"He will be deeply missed though his vision will live on through the trails that he blazed throughout his career." 

Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news


50 Cent Blast DJ Clue For Refusing To Play Pop Smoke’s Album, Calls Him “Lower Case L”


50 Cent put DJ Clue on blast for his refusal to play Pop Smoke’s new album.

If anyone dislikes Pop Smoke’s music, they’re going to have to deal with 50 Cent. Pop may have left this world a few months ago, but Fifty has acted as his guardian angel ever since. Fans of the “Welcome to the Party” rapper — and Pop himself — never had to fear that the debut album he was working on at the time of his death would never be heard, as Fifty took it upon himself to finish the record so he could make the late 20-year-old’s dream of taking his mother to an awards show, a reality.

Months have been spent on finishing and perfecting Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, with the album dropping today after an initial three-week delay. Along with the big release, came a new single, entitled “The Woo”. But instead of causing celebration, the song has caused controversy instead. Fiddy debuted the track last night via Funkmaster Flex — something which seemingly antagonized DJ Clue, who has since refused to play the tune.

An official reason for the decision was not made public, but 50 Cent reckons that Clue was just pissed off and sought to call him out in a typical IG tirade. “This fool @djclue got in his feelings, and said he not playing POP Smoke new joint because he didn’t get the record first,” the ‘Animal Ambition’ rapper claimed on Insta. “I done sold 30 million records you think i give a f*** if you play my music is you stupid, is you dumb n****?” Fifty also declared that Clue should get punched in the face.

This is not the first time this week that Pop’s album caused 50 Cent to freak. He went off on Virgil Abloh, who designed the cover (which the public unanimously agreed could have been way better).

Let’s hope the rest goes well, for Pop Smoke — and Fifty’s — sake.

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This fool @djclue got in his feelings, and said he not playing POP Smoke new joint because he didn’t get the record first.?FUCK YOU CLUE, you don’t mean shit! @funkflex been kicking your ass up and down the street for years you little retard. I done sold 30 million records you think i give a fuck if you play my music ?is you stupid, is you dumb nigga? ?I think you should get punched in the face, ?i don’t know why, but i’m almost sure yo ass getting punched in the face. Nothing crazy just a lower case L You know the vibes nigga.?

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Dave – Location Lyrics


[Intro]
JAE5

[Chorus: Burna Boy]
If you send me the location
Then I’ll be right there
Let me come, come check you, my baby
No time, no
And my dawg is on probation
Another 5 years
Me bring girls to his location
No time, no

[Verse 1: Dave]
Send me the location
This year ’bout vacations
Flight catching, train taking
Soon as my nigga off probation
Your boyfriend’s on a waiting ting
Looking for one wish, on a Ray J ting
I pree’d that girl, outrageous ting
But she can’t see ’cause I got shades and ting
Bare girls wanna throw shade and ting
No shade, what shade is your foundation in?
Darkest grey, the shade I’m in
49 more if your babes wants in
I had me a famous ting
Goals and tings, gains and tings
My house party a babe station
Girls wanna chase, it’s a status ting

[Chorus: Burna Boy]
If you send me the location
Then I’ll be right there
Let me come, come check you, my baby
No time, no
And my dawg is on probation
Another 5 years
Me bring girls to his location
No time, no

[Verse 2: Dave]
Look, playboy, I don’t need a Carti
I’m captain, I lead the army
Bad ratio, I leave the party
Three Somalis creepin’ on me
Your ex wavy, we tsunami
Girl from India, sweet as naani
Head so good, now I speak Gujarati
You hardly, pardon me, I’m laughing again
I assisted, man, passed to my friend
Look, money like the alphabet
If you wanna see P’s, gotta pass on the ends
Came a long way from a park in the bends
To an ’18 plate, man’s parking a Benz
Far from the rest but I’m far from my best
Life is a lesson, I’m passing a test
Yes, everyting blessed
I don’t want drama and I don’t want stress
My girl got finessed, Caribbean flex
Body and chest, take buddy in chest
Thank God more, I grew up with less
Juss to the right, Rapz to the left
Rj in the middle, got Cee to the death
Batch full of dogs with the 60’s vets

[Chorus: Burna Boy]
If you send me the location
Then I’ll be right there
Let me come, come check you, my baby
No time, no
And my dawg is on probation
Another 5 years
Me bring girls to his location

[Refrain: Burna Boy]
Nigga I was down but I made it to the top right now
(Right now, right now, right now)
And I can pull a couple grand out my pocket right now
(Right now, right now, right now)
Yeah I’m so fly, yeah I’m flyer than a rocket right now
(Right now, right now, right now)
And all the games you play never stop right now
(Right now, right now, right now)

[Verse 3: Burna Boy]
I pull up on the block, I see everybody watching
‘Cause there’s diamonds on my chain
And there’s diamonds on my watch
Money moves, Off-White shoes
Came straight from Virgil Abloh
I’ve been down, I’ve been low
Had my mattress on the floor
No map, North Cap, bend it up
Gyal a ring-ring my cellular
Mi ‘ave big fat spliff pon me, nuh
Inna the big black Benz, pullin’ up
Please tell everybody to start pulling up
‘Nough champagne from the bar coming up
Party hard, make her live my life, oh

[Refrain: Burna Boy]
Nigga I was down but I made it to the top right now
(Right now, right now, right now)
And I can pull a couple grand out my pocket right now
(Right now, right now, right now)
Yeah I’m so fly, yeah I’m flyer than a rocket right now
(Right now, right now, right now)
And all the games you play never stop right now
(Right now, right now, right now)

[Chorus: Burna Boy]
If you send me the location
Then I’ll be right there
Let me come, come check you, my baby
No time, no
And my dawg is on probation
Another 5 years
Me bring girls to his location
No time, no




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