Signing to T.I.'s Grand Hustle label has been a stroke of good fortune for Trae Tha Truth. The Houston rapper's career has unfortunately been plagued by the loss of some his closest friends, shootings and controversy with radio executives. Despite this, he's continued to make music and does a commendable job on this new 20-track tape.
Considering his troubles, it's not surprising that many...
Drawing on inspiration from the LeBron X "Championship Pack," District Customs came up with this dope LeBron 9 "Two Time Champs." Using the black/gold LeBron 9 PS Elite as its base, the "Two Time Champs" version sports a sweet graphic print that was seen on the LeBron X low in the "Championship Pack." The custom also features a sole swap to further resemble the LeBron X low. These look so clean,...
Eminem found his way back to #1 on the Billboard 200, after spending a week at #2. The rapper sold the same amount that some rappers do opening week (if not more) and he's in his third week on shelves with MMLP2. Em's standard for success has undoubtedly been raised higher than the average rapper, so if we were to compare those sales to that of Yo Gotti's opening week for I Am, you may not seem...
Nov 30, 2013
As we do every week, we provide you with several overlooked tracks that appeared on the site this past week in Underrated Audio. The records on here didn't quite hit as many views as we thought they deserved, so we're giving them a second look.
Check out the five selections of the week in the gallery above.
Nov 30, 2013
Whether it’s in gold, rose-gold, platinum or diamond-filled, rappers have often spared no expense when it comes to buying their chains. It is by no doubt an important symbol in hip hop that continuously crops up in rap music.
It’s easy to dismiss the obsession with chains as pure materialism. But this list of tracks certainly shows that hip hop’s love affair with this...
Repetition remains a reality in the rap game, and specific bars tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.
Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get everything right - if you notice any errors, don't hesitate to let us...
If you're not out slaying someone in the streets for a 75% discount, take a look at the Top-10 "Black Friday" kicks. Even threw a running shoe in there. It's Black Friday, we're getting crazy.
Nov 29, 2013
Earlier this year, we hit you with the first edition of our vixen countdown-- but things move fast in the hotties game, so we got Ashlee Ray to come back and give us an update on the 11 sexiest vixens in the industry right now.
Watch the countdown below, and let us know who your top vixen is in the comments!
1. Rosa Acosta2. Amazin Amy3. Tahiry Jose 4. Yaris Sanchez5. Claudia...
Today is an annual shopping event in the United States known as Black Friday. With deals on just about everything across the web and in stores, a lot of people get their Christmas shopping on today, and even a little personal shopping done for themselves. For rappers, this kind of shopping is done on a weekly basis, and it's usually not based off whether something is on sale. We can't all be so...
In his latest rant against Nike, Kanye went bananas on a recent interview with Sway Calloway on "Sway in the Morning" on Sirius XM radio. Before completely going off the hinges, 'Ye thanked Adidas for his contract and bashed Nike for offering him an "extremely marginalizing" contract, comparing it to a "slap in the face." Kanye then took a turn deeper into bizarro world when he claimed Jordan...
Nov 28, 2013
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, Danny Brown, Chief Keef and more!
The Air Jordan 5 "Oreo" is scheduled to drop on Friday, November 29th. The Black Friday release is fitting for the predominately black Oreo 5. The sneaker is constructed of an all black suede upper, with a cool grey jumpman on the tongue. A white midsole and inner lining complete the oreo look, which also features an icy blue sole.
This Air Jordan 5 "Smash" custom comes to us by way of Sekure D. The "Grape" 5 served as the base for this ripped kick, which focuses on detailed muscle fibers a la Hulk. The green muscles handle the toe box and break through the ripped purple on the ankle collar and heel. Overall, a really cool inspiration for yet another film-inspired sneaker.