Beats by Dre (Beats) and Daily Paper launch their first collaboration together with special-edition Beats Studio Buds. The inspiration for the hip-hop-inspired buds is in line with the Daily Paper SS22 collection, which is heavily influenced by New York City’s 80s and 90s hip-hop and graffiti scene.
“Music is one of the most important brand pillars for us as it brings our community together,”
said Abderrahmane Trabsini, Co-Founder and Design Director of Daily Paper.
“Working with Beats has always been on our wish list of collaborations. It’s also an extension of the current SS22 collection which is inspired by hip-hop culture.”
The light-weight earbuds bring quality Active Noise Cancellation, up to 24h of battery life and are water and sweat-resistant. The designs champion freedom of expression, featuring the Beats signature b logo in black and a graffiti-inspired version of the Daily Paper shield logo in red. The charging case makes a statement with various black and red Daily Paper tags scrolled all over the front and back. To complete the set the exterior box packaging is covered in Daily Paper tags with a custom co-branded decal inside.
The relationship between Daily Paper and Beats unfolded last year. The two brands and the Black in Fashion Council worked together on a sustainable tie-dye pouch for Earth Day, which was made of 100% recyclable materials. The Daily Paper I Beats Studio Buds only felt as a natural second step in the fruitful partnership. Recently, Daily Paper also become the official curator for Apple Music, actively curating playlists with sounds that inspire the brand and its community. Daily Paper have created a playlist that shares the specific influences behind the collaboration and their SS22 collection.
Campaign Starring Unknown T
The campaign film for this collaboration features Ugandan British rapper Unknown T as the hero talent and follows his musical journey, starting from his bedroom where he’s scribbling down his first lyrics to the young rapper working in the studio to him getting ready backstage before a big show. As a long-time friend of Daily Paper, Unknown T was the perfect choice for this campaign and in this video, directed by the multifaceted Ciesay from Places + Faces, he shared more about his heritage, environment and what fundamentally influenced him to become the man and artist he is today.
Beats by Dr. Dre (Beats) is a leading audio brand founded in 2006 by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. Through its family of premium consumer headphones, earphones and speakers, Beats has introduced an entirely new generation to the possibilities of premium sound entertainment. The brand’s continued success helps bring the energy, emotion and excitement of playback in the recording studio back to the listening experience for music lovers worldwide. Beats was acquired by Apple Inc. in July 2014.
About Daily Paper Clothing
With an ability to unite global communities across borders, Daily Paper is more than a clothing brand. Through creativity, fashion and education, we aim to inspire and educate young individuals. Daily Paper has attracted a tribe of multidisciplinary creatives and cultivated a community of individuals who celebrate their own roots. The diverse and deep-rooted diaspora culture is the bedrock of the brand, echoing in every collection – and always portrayed through the lens of the youth.