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Jason Mayden Speaks After Shoes He Designed For Kanye West Go Up For Auction: 'They Were Never Intended To Be Seen By The Public'

A creator is sounding an alarm about his design of an unreleased Kanye West sneaker that is now up for auction. As AfroTech previously told you, Christie’s has put the Nike Air Yeezy 1 “Grammy” prototype and the Air Jordan 6 “Donda” sample on the auction block. Together, the shoes are projected to sell for around $3.5 million. As excitement around the shoes grew, one designer had mixed feelings.

Samantha Dorisca

Sep 30, 2022

Kanye West Said To Be Looking To Open A Tuition-Free Academy Outside Los Angeles

He may be a college dropout, but that isn’t stopping billionaire Kanye West from venturing into the world of education. West, known for the waves he’s made in both the music and fashion industries, seems to be following through on his announcement earlier this year to open a small private school in Southern California per Simi Valley Acorn. The Chicago-native reportedly revealed plans which include a four-acre parcel on Tierra Rejada Road — an unincorporated area between Moorpark and Simi Valley. A permit has reportedly been issued by the Ventura County Building and Safety Division requesting a change of occupancy for the former Simi Valley Stoneridge Preparatory School. The school shut its doors in the early 2010s after having operated on Tierra Rejada Road since opening in 1965. In the past, Stoneridge was the center of controversy, specifically for its repeated issues with rule violations relating to the school’s basketball program. The school is also said to be home to some of...

Shanique Yates

Sep 24, 2021