• Dope Air Jordan 1 Carbon Fiber Customs
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    The Air Jordan 1 "Carbon Fiber" comes to us by way of JBF Customs. The unique take on the classic Air Jordan 1 silhouette features carbon fiber paneling at the mid panel and toe box. Patent leather branding and suede round out the black/red/white Air Jordan 1. What's the word; Cop or Not?  
  • Pharrell Sightings
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    Pharrell's large hat at the Grammys got just about everyone talking, and has become a famous entity in and of itself. However many people have figured out by now that the hat was actually paying homage to the 1982 music video from Malcolm McLaren and the World's Famous Supreme Team, "Buffalo Gals".  We've decided to put together a quick gallery of Pharrell's hat through out...
  • Producers To Watch In 2014
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    2013 was dominated by emerging producers. Mike WiLL Made It and DJ Mustard, who seemed like newcomers at the top of the year, ended things off with major label artist deals, hits with some of the biggest artists in the game.  That being said, 2014 could be anybody's year. While some of the artists collected in this list are more renowned than others-- they all have the ability to raise...
  • Gameday Recap Slim Reaper vs. King James
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    LeBron James and Kevin Durant went head to head last night on the court, and both busted out new colorways of their signature sneakers. LeBron stuck with the Nike LeBron 11 for one full quarter! The red and black pair featured a white outsole and was hypnotizing, until he reverted back to the all-red Nike LeBron Zoom Soldier 7. His counter part, Kevin Durant, laced up a black, metallic silver,...
  • Review: Isaiah Rashad's "Cilvia Demo"
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    Isaiah Rashad’s debut EP, Cilvia Demo, is very easily among the most captivating mainstream debut projects from a new artist since the likes of J. Cole, Drake or even label mate Kendrick Lamar. Cilvia Demo is the first official body of work from the young Chattanooga emcee. Through the record’s thematic contrast, Rashad constructs the conflicted, contemplative and deeply human image...
  • 10 Wildest Mascots In The NBA
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    Pierre the Pelican, mascot of the New Orleans Pelicans, has been catching a ton of heat for being too scary. It's understandable that organizations want their mascots to be fan friendly and compatible with kids, but at the same time this isn't a beauty pageant.  Sure, Pierre might be straight up terrifying to 80% of the adult population, but he's still out there going crazy for the city of...
  • Samples Of The Week: January 30
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    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh huh...
  • Chaining Day: Roc-A-Fella
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    Chaining days have always been a great ritual in hip-hop. So much so, that Kanye West made it the grande finale of his music video for "Through The Wire", his first major single. Last night  bossman Jay Z of ROCNATION presented J. Cole with an original Roc-A-Fella chain. A sign of respect and gift for the 29th birthday of the rapper. Do you remember who else has a Roc-A-Fella chain? We...
  • Nike LeBron 11 Gator King Releasing
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    The "Gator King" Nike LeBron 11 will release on Nike.com and select retailers on February 14th. As per Nike; Inspired by the fearsome alligator, the king of the bayou, the LEBRON 11 Gator King is a bold expression of royalty and power. Gators, often a symbol of protection in New Orleans culture, influence graphic textures throughout the shoe.  Invisible to the naked...
  • La La Says Carmelo Will Stay In NY
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    While fans and media pundits continue to speculate about where forward Carmelo Anthony will play next season, a more informed source weighed in on the topic Sunday night. La La Anthony, Carmelo's wife, said on Bravo TV's "Watch What Happens Live" that she expects her husband to remain with the New York Knicks. "I definitely think he will stay. I know that he wants to stay," said La La Anthony,...
  • Industry Executive Steve Lobel Talks "Battle For Beats" Event With DJ Mustard
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    Steve Lobel may not be a name your familiar with, but you're definitely familiar with the rappers he's helped over the past twenty years or more. While there are some industry execs the public has come to know by name, often times those doing the grunt work to promote their rappers aren't in the public spotlight. Queens, New York native Lobel is a well-respected artist manager who wears many hats...
  • DJ Khaled Shows Off Infrared 23 Air Jordan 6
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    The much anticipated Air Jordan 6 "Infrared 23" has already made its way into DJ Khaled's collection. The sweet looking, new colorway will hit all retailers on February 15th. 
  • 10 Facts About The Air Jordan 10
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    The Air Jordan 10 has been getting a lot of publicity lately with the Bobcats and Cool Grey/Infrared releases. Prior to that it was the "Chicago Bulls" and "Steel" colorways, among others.    The Air Jordan 10 is far from the most popular Jordan silhouette, but the "Powder Blue" colorway dropping next month is going to be one of the most hyped sneakers of the year. With all the added...
  • Review: Ty Dolla $ign's "Beach House" EP
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    With the recent release of his EP Beach House, Ty Dolla $ign has been on our radar for a while. The West Coast rapper, responsible for producing and writing the hit “Toot It And Boot It” for YG, has since made a name for himself through two successful mixtapes, Beach House and Beach House 2. Within two years, he signed to both Atlantic Records and Taylor Gang Records, and released a...
  • 15 Fine Art References In Hip-Hop Music
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    Many emcees (especially those in the limelight) display an appreciation for the finer things in life, and art is no exception. Although a less common source of inspiration, you will catch the occasional fine art reference in rap music, Jay Z's "Picasso Baby" being only the most recent example. The New Oxford American Dictionary denies fine art as "creative art, especially visual art, whose...
  • Detailed Look: Nike Kobe 9 Elite Inspiration
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    The Nike Kobe 9 Elite "Inspiration" will be releasing on March 1st. The "Inspiration" was unveiled yesterday along with two other colorways, but the Nike Kobe 9 "Inspiration" is the sneaker Kobe will be lacing up when he returns to action for the Lakers.
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