There’s a theory going on that says that ever since the world made a conscious decision to shoot Harambe, all the events that have unfolded after is part of the darkest timeline. When was the last time we felt good? Not happy, not jolly, but gooooood — so good that we can sleep at night without the fear of escaping our woes while we sleep.
Since when did we become so jaded?
Whether we were aware of it or not, this week’s haul of #ScoutFaves shows that there are some things that we’re still happy for in this earth, and to think about it every #ScoutFaves list proves that we still care about things. Why else would we share them? Maybe it’s time to look straight into the void which is the incoming future with heart emoji eyes. Yup, that’ll do the trick.
PEPI, Editor in chief, @roiswar
GQ’s Chance the Rapper February 2017 cover — It finally arrived, and I can’t believe it took over a month for local bookstores to have it stocked. But once I saw the cover and read the cover story online, I knew I had to have a copy right away. Look at that thing! Without all the text that makes it GQ, it could kind of pass for a Scout cover. (Maybe one day.)
Jidenna, The Chief –– I first heard this Nigerian-American rapper on an episode of Luke Cage singing his banger “Long Live The Chief,” and when I found out he was yet to release a full album, I knew I had to wait. Now that it’s here, some of it is surprising (that song was my first exposure to him, before I even heard “Classic Man”) in that he just wants to be Nigerian Drake, but a few more listens helped it grow on me. Just don’t expect everything to go as hard as “Long Live The Chief.”
GRACE, Art Director, @graceyyd
Hawak Bitaw by LaLuna – Last year, our former intern Reason told us he wanted to start a band. And now, here he comes sending us the first single of his band. LaLuna’s sound is so chill, I could listen to this for weeks. Looking forward to more songs from this band! (Nope, the band name isn’t after my surname.)
I’m Drunk, I Love You – THIS MOVIE. I can’t really say anything else but, yeah I like it. Mabuhay ka, Carson. Congratulations and happy graduation. *cheers*
DENISE, Editorial Assistant, @denibeans
LEX, Editorial Assistant, @lexcereal
Scout x Proudrace “In Scout We Trust” Sweater – #teamcozy man. This sweater’s so comfy. I’m glad we did this collection with Proudrace. Check the rest of the collection here.
Wednesday “AdventuresDotCom” tee – Support local, but don’t forget to support quality. There are a lot of local labels and brands and all sorts of names coming up right now locally, and Wednesday’s one of them that’s starting to make a name for itself, and more than that, a brand founded by people I respect.