One of the greatest basketball players of all-time was nearly the star of one of the greatest basketball movies of all-time, as Kobe Bryant reveals he passed on "He Got Game." Originally, the movie was based on the exploits of Coney Island's Finest, Stephon Marbury, and Spike Lee had asked him to p
One of the greatest basketball players of all-time was nearly the star of one of the greatest basketball movies of all-time, as Kobe Bryant reveals he passed on "He Got Game." Originally, the movie was based on the exploits of Coney Island's Finest, Stephon Marbury, and Spike Lee had asked him to play the lead role of Jesus Shuttlesworth.
OLD is Detroit emcee Danny Brown's third studio project, released on October 8th via Fool's Gold Records. The audience rating on our review of the album stands at 85%, and we feel it's one of the better offerings of 2013, both sonically and lyrically.
This off season just keeps getting worse for Lamar Odom, as yet another notable rapper drops his name on a track as Lil Wayne calls out Odom's reported drug use. Lamar's struggles with drug abuse have been well-documented, and although he claims to not be on drugs, there are various sources citing that he has been indulging in crack.
When Ray Allen left the Boston Celtics in 2012 to join the Miami Heat, certain members of the C's spoke out against him fleeing the team.
Grizzlies owner Robert J. Pera challenged Michael Jordan to a game of one-on-one for a million dollars to charity, but Jordan calls is "comical." 35 year old billionaire, Robert Pera is the youngest owner in the league, and actually possesses a pretty decent jumpshot and game.
The Lakers travelled to China and Nick Young wiped out on a toboggan at the Great Wall of China. Before matching up with the Golden State Warriors in Beijing, the Lakers went to the Great Wall and a few went down a huge slide on toboggans. Well, Nick Young decided to film himself while flying down the slide and was yelling about sliding down the Great Wall...until he crashed.
Game has held an interesting position in the rap game since his monstrous debut in 2005, The Documentary. He’s acknowledged as one of the premier acts from the West Coast, but he’s been hit-or-miss with his projects since that first album.
Every year Jordan Brand takes a handful of Retro models and releases classic OG and brand new colorways of them that end up getting scooped up off of shelves in an instant. 2014 is shaping up to be another huge year for the Brand and today we get a glimpse of what is to come next calendar year. A leaked shot of a catalogue hit the web today and has been stirring up a lot of interest.
Kris Humphries has officially auctioned off the $2 million wedding ring he gave Kim Kardashian fornearly $750,000. In September it was announced that Humphries was unloading the ring in an auction with Christie's.
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The BET Hip-Hop Awards always result in a lot of commentary the next day, from critics to fans, everyone has their thoughts on the show and in particular, on the BET cyphers.
These sizzling hot pictures are of the Air Jordan 5 "Blackout" from Private Stock Gallery. The shoe resembles the classic "metallic black" 5's with its all black nubuck suede upper.
The owner of the Memphis Grizzlies, Robert J. Pera has taken to Twitter to challenge more people to a game of one-on-one including Mark Cuban, and even Michael Jordan. Turns out I was way off with my analysis of Pera's game. Last month he went on Twitter and challenged the Grizz' hard-nose defender, Tony Allen, to a game of one-on-one for $100,000 that would be donated to charity.
Andrew Wiggins is the most coveted player in this year's Draft, and in any of recent years. Now there's already talk that he could be signing a massive shoe contract in the neighborhood of $140 to $180 million. Over at Bleacher Report they posted a fantastic, long feature on the future of Wiggins' shoe contract status.
To answer the above question, yes, mostly. His recent headlines alone show that there’s something to Nipsey Hussle, and we do get a glimpse of what that 'something' may be in Crenshaw. Overall, the tape is a good listen and a sound effort.
Nike has launched a new interactive experience dubbed "LeBron James: A Decade in the Making." Essentially, this animated experience highlights each of LeBron's signature shoes to date, and also features his newest, LeBron 11 signature. The slides above are listed chronologically, starting with King James' first signature, the one that started it all, the Nike Air Zoom Generation.The experience ta
Pusha T said in an interview that he had the best album of the year. On top of that he said that he had the best production. The audience rating on our site's review of this album at an outstanding 93%. This album is undoubtedly one of the best of 2013 with producers such as Kanye West, Hudson Mohawke, The Dream, Pharrell Williams and...
The Wizards' Al Harrington was in Brazil with the team for an exhibition game against the Chicago Bulls and was granted access from a drug lord to visit a Brazilian hood. Called "favelas" in Brazil, they are run by drug lords and no one is allowed access in or out without getting a pass from the man who runs them.
The hip hop industry is all about standing out from the crowd, and making something your own.Sneakerheads in the hip hop industry take that mantra a step further, and often seek out the most exclusive kicks on the market.One way to ensure exclusivity, is to get a custom sneaker designed specifically to your liking.The usual suspects are included in this list, highlighting their rarest custom sneak
The NBA continues to be at the forefront of the traditionally taboo topic of homosexuality and professional sports. In 2011, Phoenix Suns CEO Rick Welts became the first pro sports executive to publicly come out; earlier this year Jason Collins became the first active male athlete to do the same.
Following the release of the visuals to "Hilary $wank" today, Joey Bada$$ is announcing a followup EP to his Summer Knights mixtape. The project will feature five cuts from the mixtape, and two new joints, "My Jeep" and "My Yout." Slated for an October 29th release date, the Summer Knights EP will feature 7 tracks. This borrows its name from a cut off Joey's fantastic 1999 mixtape.
NBA players are a lot like stocks, constantly going up and down in value. Each year, some players inevitably take a turn for the worse, as age, injuries or complacency set in. Let's take a look at some players who are in danger of falling off this upcoming season.
The past two weeks were dominated by Drake, who in turn dominated the charts with Nothing Was The Same. Now Justin Timberlake has taken over, with the release of The 20/20 Experience 2, his second album in the span of a year, and his second album to debut at #1 in that same time.
As the very exciting year of Lebron 10's comes to an end, its a good time to look back at all of our favorite colorways to release!With so many awesome colorways made, its hard to narrow it down to the best ones.In honor of the launch of the Lebron 11, we have compiled a list of the top 10 Lebron 10's to drop!(Lebron 10 lows, PE's, and samples excluded.)
Lots of talk lately about comparing great players from different eras and who would win. Michael Jordan let it be known that he'd beat anyone from any era, and some moron in a bar even pulled a knife while debating who was better between LeBron James and Jordan.
Grills have been a part of hip hop culture for some time. From Flava Flav to A$AP Rocky, and of course Nelly and Paul Wall's famous ode, we're not likely to see this trend dying anytime soon. Take a look through our gallery of the various rappers and R&B singers who have donned fronts, including Jay Z, Big Sean, Rihanna, and more!
This past week saw a few big mixtape drops, from the likes of Game and Nipsey Hussle, Lil Durk, and The Ying Yang Twins (jokes...but they really did drop a mixtape). Childish Gambino came through with a new record, "Yaphet Kotto," which is always a big deal since he's dropping music far and in between (although a new album is on the way).
Multiple colorways of the LeBron 11 Lifestyle collection will hit retailers tomorrow. Designed for comfort and not for play, a phylon injected and compression-molded heel gives the shoe a soft yet responsive feel, fit for a king.Amongst those dropping is the Reflective Silver "King of the Streets", which sports a leather build with a 3M treatment that will make this shoe shine.
HotNewHipHop has partnered up with SneakerMob and Villa for the Refresh Scavenger Hunt taking place on October 23rd. The winners who successfully complete the scavenger hunt, will be able to purchase either the "Wolf Grey" Nike Air Yeezy 2's or the Cork Nike Lebron 10's at box price. For those, who cannot attend the hunt, will receive an online prize of a Villa x HNHH Prize Pack.
The Toronto Raptors are undergoing a culture overhaul with their franchise. They brought in a new GM, Masai Ujiri, whose first order of business was trading Andrea Bargnani, who was an albatross of sorts of the Bryan Colangelo helmed era.