With a reputation for creating some of the hottest baby-making music of all time, R. Kelly sets out to reclaim the r'n'b throne with "Black Panties."
The importance of an album can be measured in several ways. Some are deemed iconic because of sale figures, others by the creativity and artistic integrity of the work, others still by their cultural influence. Although it's very rare for an album to nail all of these criteria, Dr. Dre's debut solo project did just that and then some.
Woah. Sport blue accents on the outsole, eyelets, and inner lining of the Air Jordan 3 Black Cement is what we have to look forward to in 2014. The classic colorway and silhouette combined with one of the all-time favorite hues makes this sneaker one of the most intriguing releases of 2014.
This segment of Charts Don't Lie is relatively subdued, as we have no big new entries to speak of just yet. While Childish Gambino's new album, Because The Internet, dropped last week, it has yet to start charting although it is expected to sell a pretty respectable amount, especially considering it's double the amount of his last release, Camp.
As we do every week, we aim to bring you overlooked records that dropped in the past seven days with Underrated Audio. These were cuts that didn't get a ton of views, so we're hoping to give them a boost with a second look. This week's edition features music from Tsu Surf, Roc Marciano, GLC and more.
2013 was a big year in music with major artists dropping some game-changing albums, rising stars coming out of nowhere to surprise the hip-hop community and your usual hip-hop crews releasing tracks that were bangers. More and more artists are producing quality music videos and with YouTube getting stronger every year, there's more recognition for underground artists.
The Air Jordan 11 low "Cool Grey" is one sneaker that never got released that would've done remarkably well. Though it doesn't appear Jordan Brand has any plans to make that happen, MJ himself already has his own pair. The "Cool Grey" AJ11 lows are a Michael Jordan PE, and you can all be jealous.
On a laundry list of accomplishments and iconic moments, Michael Jordan's "Flu Game" is up there with the best.
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. This week features Tyler, The Creator, Action Bronson, Chief Keef and more!
Tyga's Reebok T-Raww "Brass" is available now at select Reebok dealers. The sneakers look gold, but it's described as a metallic brass, and it smothers the entire shoe. Beige laces and a thick dark gum outsole accompany the brass theme. "T-Raww" is written on the sole in case you forgot who's sneaker it was.
This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
The Jordan XX8 SE in reflect silver/total orange is scheduled to release on Christmas Eve, December 24th. The price tag is $150.The Jordan XX8 is constructed of a black upper with reflect silver Flywire. Total orange makes its way onto the laces and heel tab, and white handles the rest. The Jordan XX8 comes complete with Flywire and carbon fiber plating on the upper and speckled midsole.
The Motor City is not necessarily a mecca when it comes to hip-hop, however, it is home to several big names in rap, the first to come to mind are probably Eminem and Big Sean. More recently, Danny Brown has been stepping into the limelight outside of his city, with his album Old undoubtedly making many year-end lists and serving as Danny's lee-way to bigger and better things.
Originality is a rarity in modern hip-hop, and when an experimental album comes along, it tends to polarize listeners initially. Take Kanye West's new album Yeezus, for example. Its minimalism, raw emotion and amalgamation of genres was difficult for many diehard fans to stomach at first (not to mention the left-field visuals).
Ecentrik Artistry's Air Jordan 5 "Blue Frost" custom utilizes the Laney 5 as its base. Seeing a Laney turn into this will make some stomaches turn, but others are into the one of a kind look. Festive graphics adorn the icy blue upper which can be purchased now. Using either the Laney, or Grape as the base, the custom will run you a cool $475. Is it worth the asking price?
Fantasy Street Fights: 20 Rapper Match-Ups [Update: Winners Announced] Dec 9, 2013 at 02:57pm 2 Views
Well, shout out Herm Edwards for this one! You guys have been asking us to do a street fight match-up for rappers, so we came through.
Although Hannukah went down early this year, Christmas is still right around the corner. With that in mind, we've decided to help you pick out your gifts (or perhaps you'll just add something to your wishlist!) this year with a Holiday Gift Guide perfect for the hip-hop head.
The Nike KD 6 “Christmas” will release on December 26th, 2013. The red upper'd, green midsole'd Nike KD6 features a green lace lock which is something the KD model has never endorsed. Gold swooshes and KD on the heel round out the Christmas kick.
NEW YORK – The Boston Celtics demolished the New York Knicks, 114-73, behind a game-high 23 points from Jordan Crawford at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.
This week nothing major dropped in terms of hip-hop. Nonetheless, overall album sales went up by 42%. To what can we blame this spike in sales? It would be safe to say Black Friday, which is basically the commencement of the holiday season/shopping frenzy.
Underrated Audio provides you with a few joints we feel deserve an extra look or two from the last seven days. This week we give some more shine to A$AP Nast, another New Yorker who's a female by the name of Leaf, Nikko Lafre and Shlohmo. Peep those four cuts in the gallery above, and let us know what underrated piece of audio you've been digging this week.
For no particular reason other than the fact that animals are fucking cute, we present to you a photo list of rappers chilling with a variety of animals. From the most common, dogs, to baby tigers, penguins, dolphins, parrots and cats, rappers show love for all species, and they also show that no one's too cool for some one-on-one animal time.
Review: Rich Homie Quan's "I Promise I Will Never Stop Going In" Dec 5, 2013 at 06:30pm 27,777 Views
Rich Homie Quan dominated the summer with his smash single “Type of Way.” The song made its way onto the Billboard chart and helped catapult the Atlanta rapper’s career (and bank account) into a new stratosphere.
Fat Joe is still practicing the technique of licking the soles of his deadstock sneakers. We all remember the episode of MTV Cribs where he proved his Olympic 7s were clean by licking the soles. The most recent soles Fat Joe slobbered over were the "Gamma Blue" Air jordan 11, which are a release that has everybody drooling.
LeBron James continues his quest for not only NBA dominance, but global dominance, as he's signed on Kevin Hart to co-star alongside him in a feature film called "Ballers." The movie is about two brothers, and one is an NBA star (James) while the other is frustrated with living in the shadow of his superstar sibling (Hart), but gets a chance to prove himself at a fantasy camp.
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