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You might have seen this week’s Dropcast guest Brandon “Jinx” Jenkins on REVOLT’s late-night talk show State of the Culture where he serves as a co-host, speaking to your favorite celebrities on Conference Room H, or hosting Mogul, a hip hop podcast. He’s also accomplished in writing, photographing, and DJing, hailing from a career as a multimedia creative and journalist during his time at Complex. For The Dropcast’s 100th episode, Jinx shares thoughtful reflections on the state of culture from streetwear to Black History Month, and of course, this week’s hottest drops.

After a quick but heavy roasting of Philipp Plein’s show which was accused of monetizing on the passing of Kobe Bryant, the quick hits take us into more Milan Fashion Week news. During a top secret press conference earlier this week, Raf Simons was officially confirmed as Co-Creative Director of Prada after a lengthy period of public speculation (3:58). On the topic of things that people will really want, Denim Tears has teamed up with Procell once again on a special T-shirt for the annual honoring of his mother’s passing, and all proceeds go towards the Every Mother Counts charity (5:14). Equally worth the anticipation is the red velvet pecan cake made from a recipe by Tremaine Emory’s late mother. This time, the cake is extra special, coming out in a box designed by Tom Sachs.

Another new collab that’s telling a story is the Palace x adidas golf collection, which marks the former’s move into performance wear (9:26). Jian notes how there’s a cross-section between guys who chase the hype and hard core golfers while Jinx comments on the saturation of fashion into all the corners of life and culture. This takes the cast into an animated discussion about the intersection of sports, fashion, and what it takes to introduce style to the court and field. AWAKE alumni John Lopez has stepped into the playing field with his first drop of Ineverheardofyou, an independent venture featuring provocative customized Jordan 1s and a text-heavy trucker hat (14:20). Jinx taps into the ingenuity behind such a collection and its value for an up-and-coming brand.

As February wraps up, Jinx reflects on the most memorable Black History Month moments including Matthew A. Cherry’s Best Animated Short film Oscar win, Calmatic taking home a Best Music Video Grammy for Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” and Tyler, the Creator’s many notable moments (29:55).

If you’re not in the know already, this episode’s “Mule of the Week” is the perfect chance to catch up on all things mules with Jinx asking the right questions to get you started (35:01). Sadly, most likely it means you missed out on Jian and Noah’s Mule Boyz collab with Diemme, which dropped exclusively at KITH. Jinx really starts to question the hosts’ love for mules, but know that it’s never too late to join the mulement.

Jinx gladly veers off the topic of mules and transitions into “What’d You Cop?” by discussing his clothing on REVOLT’s State of the Culture (38:38). He copped an embroidered floral shirt from Greg Lauren’s latest collection, pieces from Noah, a pair of black Louis Vuitton 1.1 Millionaires sunglasses, Off-White Jordan 5s (through the app, no less), and a Bape bookbag.

You know the drill: look out for the next QOTW which will be posted on Highsnobiety’s Instagram, and make sure to leave a voicemail on The Dropcast hotline at 833-HIGHSNOB (833-444-4766) for a chance to be featured in a future episode.

Relevant Links

Raf Simons in Conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist: Plotting an Artistic Future

Philipp Plein Accused of Using Kobe Bryant’s Death to Sell FW20 Collection

Denimtears cake box / Tom Sachs

Ineverheardofyou first drop

Here’s Every Piece From the Palace x adidas Golf Collection

Nike’s Iconic “Be True To Your School” Dunks Could Be Coming Back in 2020

State of the Culture’s best moments

Words by Emma Li
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