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Ari Lennox Reveals How She Spent Her First Check From ‘Shea Butter Baby'

Ari Lennox shed light on how she ran up her first check from her smash hit “Shea Butter Baby.”

Samantha Dorisca

Nov 17, 2022

Anderson .Paak Debuts First Vans Collection As The Brand's First-Ever Global Music Ambassador

Anderson .Paak is preparing to release his third collection with Vans. It will be the musician’s first collaboration since taking on the role as the first-ever global music ambassador for the company. The “Vanderson Collection” includes t-shirts, sneakers similar to the EPack Sport, apparel, and other accessories that are hand-selected by Anderson. “Vans was super patient with me on this one,” said the Silk Sonic crooner in an official statement. “We met every week in Malibu and designed these shoes in the California sunshine. This is my best drop yet and I’m so proud of what we’ve come up with.”

Shanique Yates

Jun 7, 2022

Tyga's 'Wavy Baby' Sneaker Collab Gets Hit With Lawsuit By Vans Then Sells Out Within Ten Minutes

Tyga has yet another lawsuit on his hands, and this time around it’s with Vans. According to Hypebeast, the rapper teamed up with sneaker brand MSCHF for their “Wavy Baby” sneakers. However, the collaboration has now backfired as Vans has filed a lawsuit against the creative duo for “trademark infringement, false designation of origin and unfair competition, in addition to trademark dilution.” “MSCHF, in collaboration with Mr. Stevenson, has shamelessly marketed the Wavy Baby shoe in a direct effort to confuse consumers, unlawfully siphon sales from Vans, and intentionally damage Vans’ valuable intellectual property rights,” the lawsuit stated, Hypebeast reports. “The Wavy Baby shoe blatantly and unmistakably incorporates Vans’ iconic trademarks and trade dress.” Even with the lawsuit on his hands, Tyga went on to share his excitement via Twitter over the sneaker release reportedly selling out within ten minutes. Wtfffffff Sold out in less than 10 mins🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯‼️‼️‼️😫😫😫😫😫🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥...

Ngozi Nwanji

Apr 20, 2022

Black Women Artists Rewina Beshue and Lalese Stamps Are Featured in Vans' Digital Museum

Vans isn’t just skating through Women’s History Month with performative actions — the brand is providing resources to women-identifying creators. This month, instead of spending its allocated budget on traditional ads, Vans dedicated those resources to creatives — including mixed-media artist Rewina Beshue and ceramicist Lalese Stamp — to actually create inspiring works for a digital museum. The online exhibit showcases drawings, sculptures, music videos, custom shoes, digital animations, and more. “I’m drawn to projects that uplift and shine a light on topics that are important to Black women taking up space in the art world,” said Beshue. “I love using my art and my platform to promote representation and inclusivity. Growing up, there wasn’t much Black representation in the art world, or at least I wasn’t exposed to it. It was hard to find. It’s really important that we use our platforms to promote representation of creative women in the mainstream world.” “I’ve always worn Vans,”...

Niki McGloster

Mar 22, 2021

Anderson .Paak Went From Working at Vans to Being Named Their First Global Music Ambassador

Original action sports brand Vans has just announced a new partnership with Grammy-winning artist and musician Anderson .Paak, who has been named the brand’s first Global Music Ambassador. View this post on Instagram A post shared by vans (@vans) As a longtime fan of the brand and former employee, .Paak has always shared Vans’ passion to promote creative expression through art and music. He will now act as one of the global judges for the Vans Musicians Wanted competition — an initiative that aims to provide a platform for aspiring artists all around the world. “I’m honored to be the newest member of the Vans Family and look forward to making history with one of the most respected global brands,” said Anderson .Paak in a statement. “I’m thankful for Vans’ partnership with .Paak House and can’t wait to broaden our reach to help even more people tap into their greatest potential.” To kick off the new partnership, Vans and .Paak are debuting an exclusive sneaker and accessories...

Njera Perkins

Oct 8, 2020