• 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (February 22-28)
    4,040 Views
    6 Likes3 Dislikes
    Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans. Each week we take a look at some of the most memorable twitter moments from some of the genres biggest personalities. This...
  • Review: CyHi The Prynce's "Black Hystori Project"
    13,279 Views
    33 Likes1 Dislikes
    When we last heard from CyHi the Prynce, he was cruising around college campuses with his Ivy League: Kick Back mixtape early last year. Now, ready to show us what he’s learned, he takes us back to school with Hystori: Black History Project. His most socially conscious body of work yet, CyHi gives us a history lesson throughout the project. BHP opens up with an elementary school...
  • Hashtagged Hotties 11: Girls To Follow On Instagram
    131,004 Views
    22 Likes
    Looking to spice up your Instagram feed? We have you covered. In the latest edition of Hashtagged Hotties, we've compiled a list of 8 beautiful women you can follow right now! A few of them you may already be familiar with, and a few you may not, but chances are you'll appreciate the follow either way. Take a look through our gallery for some of each girl's best photos, and if you like what you...
  • Air Jordan 12 Kill Bill Customs
    774 Views
    Sneaker Customizer Gaby Alvarado looked to the movie screen for inspiration on this Air Jordan 12 custom. The "Kill Bill" Air Jordan 12 utilizes the yellow and black color scheme that is synonymous with the Kill Bill trilogy.  The Playoff 12s served as the base, and the beaming yellow was applied to the white overlays to give the sneakers that Uma Thurman vibe. Red splatters at the 23...
  • Review: Kid Cudi's "Satellite Flight: The Journey To Mother Moon"
    43,390 Views
    28 Likes10 Dislikes
    Although none of his albums have really been critical hits, Kid Cudi’s main appeal is using outside, atypical influences and sounds to articulate some sort of emotional journey into the tortured soul. He’s connected with his young adult audience by embodying this idea of the discontent, rebellious youth with some sticky hooks for good measure — can one ever truly get “Day...
  • 10 Chicago Players From The Underground
    12,107 Views
    17 Likes
    In December we cooked up 10 Detroit Players From The Underground. The feature was meant to give you a close look at rappers hailing from the D, who may not be on your radar/the mainstream radar. It was only right we move to another Midwest location for this next batch of artists, who all count themselves Chicago natives. We've seen Chicago's rap scene become a focus of the industry over the last...
  • Gameday Recap - Kobe 9s On Show
    681 Views
    We caught a glimpse of a Nike Kobe 9 Elite "Lakers" PE last night, and it wasn't worn by anyone in LA. The Suns' PJ Tucker displayed the dope looking Lakers-themed Nike Kobe 9 Elite last night in Utah. Chris Paul also laced up a special pair of kicks, one created by a fan of his. The university blue camo Jordan CP3.VII iD was designed by Chris Paul fan, Massai Walker who was hand delivered a...
  • Samples Of The Week: February 27
    3,378 Views
    4 Likes
    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...
  • Review: ScHoolboy Q's "Oxymoron"
    44,379 Views
    91 Likes8 Dislikes
    An important facet of memorable groups throughout hip-hop history is chemistry: the dynamics every member brings to the table is an essential part of a group's success. Black Hippy's rise to the top has been so prevalent and quick because each of their four main members - Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar - each bring something radically different to what the crew represents....
  • New Colorways Of The Jordan Future Revealed
    3,580 Views
    The Air Jordan Future will release on March 1st, with a $185 price tag. The "Future" Air Jordan is constructed of a woven upper, complete with 3M threads. The sneaker resembles the Air Jordan 11, and the classic 11 outsole sits beneath the unique build.  One of the Jordan Future colorways features a red outsole, and the other utilizes a milky outsole beneath the woven...
  • Exclusive Black/White Nike Air Yeezy Sample Surfaces On EBay
    5,609 Views
    Breaking the Red October frenzy is this Black/White Nike Air Yeezy sample that has surfaced on EBay, and is even more exclusive than the all red joints. That said, a $50,000 buy it now price is still outlandish. The Air Yeezy sample features a simple all black construction with white swooshes on either side of the upper. The swooshes on the rare kicks also glow in different colors,...
  • Chiraq: The Female Perspective In The Drill Movement
    11,560 Views
    11 Likes5 Dislikes
    In 2011, while a repetitive number of “Female Rappers Who Are Not Nicki Minaj” lists continued to be reproduced, two young women from Chicago’s rap scene had surfaced. What seemed to be guerilla style shooting in the streets of the windy city, Sasha Go Hard and Katie Got Bandz released respective videos that sent the internet into a frenzy and swiftly became viral. Today, both...
  • Top 10 Funniest Rappers
    27,913 Views
    17 Likes
    Many emcees are noted for their serious, aggrandized personas so it becomes easy to forget that for the most part, Hip Hop is about fun and many rappers use their verses to tell some jokes (isn't that why they call them punch lines?). Perhaps in an era where Vevo-streamed, artistic, well-directed visuals reign supreme, we've forgotten another time when people would watch the silliest music...
  • 10 Most Controversial Sneakers
    7,579 Views
    Sneaker names, and the sneakers themselves, are often a cause of criticism, especially amongst sneaker communities. At times, the criticism and ridicule can turn into a full blown controversy. Sometimes, the controversy surround a sneaker is silly and unwarranted. Other times, it's hard to believe a sneaker ever made it out of the factory in the first place.  We compiled a list of 10 of...
  • New Nike LeBron 11 Low
    1,384 Views
    At first look, the Nike LeBron 11 Low looks very similar to the Nike LeBron X Low. The low-top 11 will utilize Nike Air Max cushioning, rather than the Lunarlon used in the traditional version. The shoe figures to drop during the Spring although a release date has not been set.  We've seen a ton of LeBron 11 colorways so far, so its reasonable to believe this is the first of many LeBron 11...
  • Classic Rotation: Eminem's "The Slim Shady LP" 15 Years Later
    8,464 Views
    35 Likes5 Dislikes
    In early 1999, a white rapper came out of relative obscurity and pissed off a lot of people. He was a white kid from Detroit, backed by a legend in Dr. Dre, and savvy music -industry heavyweight Jimmy Lovine. Who was this bleach blond asshole liberally speaking about slitting his father’s throat and stuffing his baby’s Mama into the trunk of his car? The answer was in the...
Password must be at least 6 characters.