May 25, 2013
A lot of people have asked us about the meaning of the iconic logo that NY-based artist Bill McMullen has created for our Blackboard Pack. Is it a basketball backboard? Is it a black power fist? Is it both? So we went ahead and asked the man himself. Here’s Bill’s inspiration behind out Blackboard Pack:
“For me, it’s mainly about unity forming power. The five players coming together to form a team on court – the fist. And I think that’s good advice about teamwork, something we can all utilize on and off the court.”
If you want to hear Bill’s whole take on the matter – including the role former Knicks Coach Jeff Van Gundy has played in the design process – simply check out the interview with Billions McMillions in the latest edition of our K1X Tracks radioshow (starting at the 16:45 mark).
Get selected items from our Blackboard Pack by Bill McMullen now at Sneakersnstuff, Colette, Brand Catcher, JD Gold, Embassy, Stealbruch, Rude Stylz and Kickz.com.
May 14, 2013
“Born to roll” in our Blackboard Crewneck feat. Bill McMullen’s iconic design about team-spirit. Braniac, dumb-dumb, bust the scientifical…!
Get the K1X Blackboard Crewneck here! Witness the fitness of the all-time classic here.
Photo credit: Stijn Coppens
April 16, 2013
The limited edition Blackboard Bomber Jacket by Bill McMullen for K1X is out now at colette (Paris), Sneakersnstuff (Stockholm) and a fistful of other fine retailers including www.k1x.com/shop.
April 15, 2013
The iconic artwork for this mini-collection (which features a t-shirt, hoody, crewneck, satin bomber jacket and a New Era snapback cap) was created by NY-based graphic designer Bill McMullen (also see his legendary album covers for Def Jam!), who also collaborated with K1X in the creation of the infamous 4-E basketball series.
The “Blackboard” is half black power fist, half basketball backboard. A critical reference to the correlation between the African American struggle for political equality – and today’s (professional) basketball culture. Or… just a really dope design, that symbolizes the mighty power of basketball. Nation of Hoop represent!
Launching this week at the finest retailers only, including Colette (Paris), Sneakersnstuff (Stockholm) and the all new www.k1x.com/shop!
April 10, 2013
Giddy, who has been on the road through the States for a minute now, met his buddy Sway (MTV News) at an instore session during his current U.S. tour. Make sure to catch him live. Saigon is the truth!
Saigon is wearing the K1X Smokin Camo Snapback Cap.
April 5, 2013
When this tee released in a white/black color way a couple of weeks ago, it was an instant sellout. Since the In Paris Tee was gone quicker than Roadrunner in his prime, we brought it back, donning a black/white color way this time. The shirt is available now at Kickz.com and other fine retailers but you’ll have to act fast.
April 3, 2013
Check out what Lawrence bred Termanology has to say on MTV News about his new mixtape “Hood Politics VII”.
Termanology is wearing the K1X Straight Up Crewneck, which is available now at www.k1x.com/shop.
March 4, 2013
When dude came up with “I Love College”, haters sometimes dubbed him a one-hit-wonder. But on the real, this Pennsylvania-bred MC has skills for days. Years, actually. And when it comes to performing, Ash straight-out kills it on a regular alongside his live band. We strongly recommend you check him out next time he’s in town!
March 2, 2013
We posted the trailer to this recently … Here now is the finished version of Redman’s “Lookin’ Fly Too” video feat. Ready Roc and Mr. Meth. The WU is in the buildin’ – and Team K1X loves it!
Method Man is wearing our Cogburn Vest and our MTP Crest Hoody.
February 27, 2013
New York’s Got-Next-MC Maffew Ragazino is wearing our Zebra Pocket Tee & Brooklyn Franchise Cap…!
February 21, 2013
Paying homage to one of Hip Hop’s greatest, Cy is about to release another tribute CD – this time dedicating it to DJ Premier.
Check out the video to “Just To Get A Rep” by clicking the image below.
February 21, 2013
Usually credited as Sway, he is a reporter and executive producer for MTV News, this guy is everywhere!
Here: Lil Snupe, Meek Mill & Sway (f.l.t.r.) on his show “Sway In The Morning“.
February 20, 2013
French Rapper SoulKast was spotted in Greece performing with Dead Prez and Reks.
Merci pour représenter K1X!
February 13, 2013
K1X x Lil Thugs “Leaders of the New School Tee”…out now!
February 12, 2013
The homey Giddy just paid BET a visit for a “Backroom Freestyle” on 106 & Park. Check him out spitting with Scram Jones on the 1’s and 2’s right here.
January 29, 2013
Lookin fly! Redman feat. Method Man & Ready Roc video teaser:
January 24, 2013
Rookee was spotted live at Met Fest London with an outstanding performance. High caliber show with an outstanding message. Album coming soon. Stay tuned.
January 23, 2013
When Cymarshall Law and his brother Skit Slam step on stage together, they are known as Everliven Sound. Check out their latest output “Come Correct”, which was shot recently in the Netherlands.
Their album “Freedom II” can be copped here.
January 8, 2013
Houston rapper Travis Scott is the newest member of G.O.O.D. Music. The 19-year-old gained a burst of exposure when he was featured on the track “Sin City” from G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer album. Scott recently confirmed signing to Kanye’s label. Dude is on the rise like helium – and we are very proud to see him showing us insta-love by posting a shot of the K1X DCAC Mk3 (by Patrick Mohr) that he is wearing. Good lookin out fam!
The strictly limited sneaker is almost sold out so hurry, if you wanna follow in Travis’ footsteps. We hear 424onFairfax (L.A.) still has couple of pairs left. Basketball x Highfashion – the saga continues.