The Toronto Raptors are attempting an brand overhaul, and as part of that effort made a bid and earned the right to host the 2016 All Star Weekend.
Underrated Audio provides you with four tracks from a range of rappers with four quite different sounds. Rappers on today's list are hailing from Inglewood, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Indiana, and each of their tracks is reflective of the environment and area they grew up in. Peep joints from Tree, Skeme, ODDISEE, and Freddie Gibbs in the galleries above.
There's definitely been an influx of songs dedicated to rappers' favorite brands in the last year or two, but it's been happening forever. Whether it's the designer labels of Gucci, and Louis Vuitton, or casual sportswear like Nike or FILA, emcees have always made a point of shouting out what they wear. So without further ado, check out our list of 20 of the most memorable odes to brand names!
More sad news developing out of the Lamar Odom drug use saga as it's been reported that he is secluded with two younger women and all he does is smoke crack. The news of Lamar's drug use has been escalating and resulted in a DUI, and an all-too-brief stay at a rehab center.
To continue the celebration of their 10th year working with the Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Nike will be holding a special charity auction for a limited edition package including a pair of very special Nike Dunks. The Nike x Doernbecher Freestyle 10th Anniversary Collection will be auctioned off during the Doernbecher Freestyle X unveiling this Saturday, September 28th at 5:30 at the Portlan
When the Miami Heat won Game 7 of this year's NBA Finals in Miami, American Airlines Arena exploded with jubilation and the wild celebration began. Before heading out to the club and buying 100s of bottles of custom Miami Heat champagne, the team poured into the locker room. Heat fan, and friend of LeBron, rapper Drake tried to enter in the media entrance and was famously denied access.
Lil Tunechi has accomplished a heck of a lot in his three decades and a year. Joining Cash Money Records at the tender age of nine, he has since spent a highly respectable 22 years (and counting) in the hip hop business. The New Orleans rapper has clocked up some remarkable statistics in his discography, with 10 studio albums, 19 mixtapes, and a whopping 192 singles.
For an anthem that centers around the greatest of all time, its only fitting that Mike Will, Juicy J, and even Miley Cyrus show off their best sneakers for the video.
NBA 2K14 has been steadily amping gamers up for the release of the game, and keeping with the hype threw a big premiere party which was hosted by Nick Cannon and included some notable celebs. Representing from the hip hop game was Juicy J, Roscoe Dash, and The Game.
Ever since his arrival in the music industry, Kanye West has been a notable figure in terms of style. He has underwent a great deal of change in his fashion and has rocked everything from vans to luxury sneakers with price tags well over a thousand dollars.
Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade have exchanged some words on social media over ranking the NBA's Top 10 players. While on Cinesport, Durant was shown Sports Illustrated's ranking of the league's Top 10 and asked what he thought. One change he wanted made was remove D Wade at the number 8 spot and replace him with KD's friend and former teammate, James Harden.
“Prince Akeem, they throw flowers at my feet, nigga!” Drake declares in the intro of his third album. In 2009, he released the highly-acclaimed So Far Gone mixtape and since then the half Jewish, half Black kid from Canada has gone on sell millions of records, sell out concerts, become insanely rich and currently holds the title for most number one songs on the Billboard rap charts.
For the first time since the rumors started surfacing about his drug abuse, Lamar Odom speaks out. Following reports of his substance abuse, Odom was booked on a DUI, and then apparently signed up for rehab before leaving after less than 24 hours.
Reports came out yesterday that during Brandon Jennings' birthday party at Lure night club he and rapper The Game got into an altercation over using the DJ's mic and Jennings was punched in the face. The new Pistons point guard posted on Twitter yesterday that he was indeed hit, but calls out the Compton rapper for his "sucker punch" and posted a photo to show his face is still fine.
Miley Cyrus has been slowing finding her way around the hip-hop culture.
Story lines are running aplenty heading into the upcoming NBA season: How will Dwight Howard fit in Houston? Who can win the battle of New York between the Knicks and the new-look Nets? Can LeBron James and the Heat repeat? How far can Derrick Rose take the Bulls? The last story line is one of particular interest, as a healthy Chicago team may be one best suited to dethrone Miami.
Nothing shows the colossal growth of hip-hop and rap music over the last 40 years than its prevalence in video games. What could only be seen has an odd pairing at best has turned into one of the most successful cross-cultural relationships in entertainment.
Brandon Jennings through his birthday party at Lure nightclub during their Toxic party.
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.
Its no secret DJ Clark Kent loves his city. From creating Brooklyn-Inspired sneakers to promoting some of New York's top artists, his love of his city is often best reflected in his footwear.
Congratulations are in order as reports reveals Blake Griffin had a child with Brynn Cameron, a former USC women's basketball standout. You may recognize Brynn's name from her playing days, or from her relationship with NFL quarterback Matt Leinart. Cameron and Leinart had a child together six years ago.
Gilbert Arenas' baby mama, Laura Govan, had a big birthday blowout this past weekend. The event was thrown by Gil and included notable guests such as Chris Paul, Matt Barnes and his new wife, Gloria (who is Govan's sister), Nick Young, and Tank.
The NBA recently lost one of their most high profile owners when Jay Z sold his minority share of the Nets. They are about to get a new celebrity owner, as NBA great, and pop culture icon, Shaquille O'Neal has purchased minority ownership of the Sacramento Kings.
Mmmmaybach music. The heaviest group in hip-hop presents the third volume of their Self Made album series. Formulaically, the self-proclaimed untouchable Maybach empire haven't missed a step. Likewise previous installments in the series, Self Made Vol. 3 is packed with speaker-knocking beats driven by Rozay and company.
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