• 10 Surprising Heroes Of The 2013 Playoffs
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    The postseason is the time for everyone to elevate their game.  A player's ability to step it up a notch for the playoffs could make the difference between an early fishing trip and a deep run.  While franchise guys feel the most pressure to step their game up, no superstar has won a championship by himself.  Perhaps of equal importance to the performance of the stars is that of their...
  • 3 New Roshe Run Mids Now Available
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     Three new Roshe Run Mids have begun to hit retailers. The Mortar Blue, Armory Navy, and Atomic Red colorways will retail for $80 and are available at retailers like Oneness now. 
  • Lyrics Of The Week: June 7-13
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    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics 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...
  • Hip Hop Father Figures
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    In celebration of Father's Day, we've compiled a photo gallery of 25 emcees with their children. Some of them have been in the game for years and have built large families. Others are new parents with a long way to go, among them Jay-Z, King Los and Kanye West, who brought a child into the world this weekend, just in time for Father's Day 2013.  Many of the artists included on this list are...
  • Charts Don’t Lie: June 16
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    This week all eyes are Kanye West, J. Cole and Mac Miller. But mainly Kanye West. The three rappers are releasing their respective projects two days from now (Tuesday, June 18th) and we will be watching the sales and the charts to see where each artist lands. While it's been generally assumed that Yeezy will lord over the other releases, there have been some people who say Cole's Born Sinner will...
  • Game Changers: Eminem Edition
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    Eminem is one of the biggest things to happen to hip-hop, period. He challenged the status quo and found success as a white artist in a predominantly black industry. Though he was not the first white rapper to blow, Eminem is one of the few to be consistently ranked among the greatest rappers of all time. Though his recent work hasn't been as impactful as earlier efforts, everyone from the kids...
  • JaVale McGee Makes It Rain, Gives $100 To Homeless Man
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  • 5 Kicks Worth Copping Now
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    Our editors selected 5 kicks worth picking up for UNDER RETAIL. We teamed up with Renarts to get you 15% off any order with code "dadsngrads" at checkout. Checkout our favorite kicks.
  • Hip Hop's Most Outrageous Tattoos
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    This week the very sexy Ashlee Ray breaks down the long list of rappers with outrageous tattoo choices. From Game getting a new tattoo what seems like every other week, to Riff Raff's crazy assortment of brand names inked on his body, it seems like rappers may be the most tatted up people in the entertainment business. Check out the video below, and click through the gallery for an up-close...
  • Lebron's Top 5 Kicks This Postseason
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    Lebron James hasn't just been the MVP with his play on the court, but has arguably been the MVP of the sneaker game this season. However, when you are "The King", you aren't judged on your regular season performance, but whether or not you bring your game in the postseason. The same standard of excellence should be used by sneakerheads when evaluating the kicks he rocks on the court. So how good...
  • Talking To Nipsey Hussle & 9th Wonder On "Face The World" & "TM3"
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    Although Nipsey Hussle has yet to release a debut album, the West Coast native keeps his fans locked with a steady flow of strong mixtapes. His Marathon series of mixtapes have seen Nipsey grow as an artist and evolve into someone unique in a rap game that is over-saturated with drug-talking and gang-affiliated rappers. The Marathon is continuing with the upcoming third mixtape, TM3: Victory...
  • KD V Premium "What The KD" Info
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    A new Kevin Durant V model will be releasing this weekend, June 16th in hyperstrike fashion. The "What the KD" colorway was confirmed today by Nike Town LA via tweet. This model, originally thought to be limited to friends and family, will be available to purchase this weekend. Retail will be $135. It is not confirmed if this release will be available online.  ***UPDATE: These will not be...
  • Underrated Audio: June 4-10
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    With the hectic-ness that was HOT 97's Summer Jam UA was missing from the site last week. Nonetheless, today we return in full force looking back at tracks that were posted within the past fourteen days instead of seven, because as usual, more than a few dope cuts have gone overlooked. From the still-slept-on song-maker The-Dream, to rising New York rapper Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire, we've got...
  • 15 Hot Girls Holding Basketballs
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    For a hoops junky, summer time brings out thoughts of sweating it out in the gym putting up jumpers, or getting in runs out on the concrete.  Of course, whether you play ball or not, you can appreciate the hot girls that come along with this.  As a tribute to things heating up and summer ball getting fully underway, we put together 15 photos that combine two of our favorite past times,...
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (June 1-8)
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    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, Gucci Mane, Chief keef and more!
  • The Tallest Rappers On Earth
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    "Progress can only come from those rare giants among men, each giant calling to his brother through the desolate intervals of time." -Nietzsche, 'Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks'  In a game dominated by rappers of average height, there are those who tower over the rest and captivate rooms with their presence alone. Read on for a breakdown of emcees who could have been ballers. We...
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