• 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.
  • Charts Don’t Lie: January 26
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    This week the charts remained relatively calm, with no hip-hop new-comers to speak of yet. However, Ty Dolla $ign recently dropped his new Beach House EP, so we'll have to see how well that does sales-wise next week. This past week was Kid Ink's second week on the Billboard 200, and while he wasn't able to maintain a spot within the top 20 of the Billboard 200, he was pretty close, dropping to...
  • Red Air Jordan 11 Low Fierce
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    Lady sneaker artist Fetti D'Biaski, aka the Sneaker Fairy, designed the all red Air Jordan 11 Low "Fierce." The custom Jordan 11 low features a totally red construction from outsole to upper. The only signs contrast from the fierce creation is the black inner lining and branding at the 3rd lace slot.  What's the word; Cop or Not?
  • Underrated Audio: January 18- January 24
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    This past week we did receive quite a few massive hip-hop records, including a new banger from the Young Money crew, a massive remix of YG's "My Nigga," and a stand-out ScHoolboy Q record "Break The Bank," among other Very Hotttt releases. While we can basically guarantee you'll be seeing all three of these cuts in our Top 100, today we're taking a look at the records that flew under the...
  • New Custom Air Jordan 3 Scorpion
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    Mache Customs is the mastermind behind the Air Jordan 3 "Scorpion." The custom features sweet art work inspired by the classic Mortal Kombat character. The "Fear" Air Jordan 3 was used as the base, and the rest is history.
  • Nike LeBron 11 Graffiti Release News
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    The Nike LeBron 11 "Graffiti" will hit retailers tomorrow, with a $200 price tag. Nike has previously used graffiti style graphics in limited release fashion, on the LeBron 4 and again on the LeBron 8 V2. These highly popular kicks were difficult to get your hands on, and you can expect the same headache if you're digging the Nike LeBron 11. The Nike LeBron 11 "NYC...
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