Patoranking "Lenge Lenge" Music Video

Patoranking wearing Tolu Coker, models wearing FordamRowe, Studio 189, Eki Orleans, and Taylor Goldenberg

Patoranking wearing Tolu Coker, models wearing FordamRowe, Studio 189, Eki Orleans, and Taylor Goldenberg

Patoranking wearing Jeweled by Lisa Folawiyo

Patoranking wearing Jeweled by Lisa Folawiyo

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Kalakuta Queens

Since Patoranking’sLenge Lenge" was heavily inspired by Fela Kuti, we decided to bring to life the aesthetic of the Kalakuta Queens—the 27 women who served as Fela’s muses and inspiration. We executed this by pulling 27 women from all over the continent to portray the contemporary African woman while still holding heavy ties to traditional hair and makeup styles. 


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>> watch the full “Lenge Lenge” video here.

Don Toliver for Highsnobiety

wearing preston douglas

wearing preston douglas

Meet Don Toliver, the Travis Scott-Protégé Making Houston His Own

photos by Riot Muse.

It was November 18, the day of Astroworld Fest, as I was driving down HWY 59 listening to “Can’t Say,” but it wasn’t Travis Scott the radio DJ was yelling about – it was Don Toliver, the young Houston rapper featured on the track. Back in August, the night before the release of his chart-topping platinum album, Scott co-signed Don Toliver as the new “young Houston legend.” Toliver had caught the eye of Scott through a mutual friend and was brought out to Hawaii to work on the album with, where Toliver says he created some of the best music he’s ever made.

Days before Astroworld dropped, Don Toliver had released his own project titled Donny Womack, bringing his melodic, high energy sound together in an album inspired by R&B legends like Bobby Womack and Sade. Much like the works of his mentor, you’re sure to hear someone riding around Houston blasting Don’s “Backend” or “Diamonds” these days – something we experienced firsthand while shooting the rapper and his hometown friends outside his favorite corner store.

We caught up with Houston’s newest legend in his own little corner of the city, Southwest Alief Texas, or “The SWAT,” to talk home life versus tour life, his R&B influences, and hanging in Honolulu creating Astroworld with La Flame.

read the full article at Highsnobiety.com >>

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Who were the guys you brought out to our shoot?

“People who helped me find my way, people who helped me gain my own. They taught me more in the street than I learned anywhere else.”

Don Toliver

WEARING PHILLIP PLEIN

WEARING PHILLIP PLEIN

JAcket by PRESTON DOUGLAS, SWEATER BY RYANxKNEW, Pants by LAQUAN SMITH FOR ASOS

JAcket by PRESTON DOUGLAS, SWEATER BY RYANxKNEW, Pants by LAQUAN SMITH FOR ASOS

 
 
 
I would have killed somebody to be on that album. I wanted to be on [Astroworld] so bad!
— Don Toliver
 
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