Weekly review of the Hip-Hop and R&B sales/charts.
Nothing too big transpired on the charts this week when it comes to hip-hop. That's not to say there weren't hip-hop releases-- there most definitely were, however, none could top Drake's Nothing Was The Same at #4 on the Billboard 200. And if DJ Khaled's low sales projections are correct, Khaled probably won't top Drizzy either next week.
NBA 2K14 continue to impress with their Next Gen footage.
As November fast approaches, we're all getting excited to hear Eminem's come-back (we hope) on MMLPII on November 5th. However, October 15th was also an important day for hip-hop, with three of the most dope and underrated emcees all dropping records: Boldy James, Dom Kennedy, and Black Milk.
Throwback photos have definitely become somewhat of a a novelty at this point, but there's a certain nostalgia a photo can create that is hard to find anywhere else. We've compiled a list of 20 of the best vintage photographs of legendary rappers together-- some of the pairs are predictable, some are surprising, and a few of the rappers pictured are no longer with us.
In a move designed to re-sign him for cheaper, Kobe Bryant will become a free agent when his contract is up. The Lakers are still waiting to see what Kobe will be like when he returns from his Achilles injury, and the Lakers guard had said this past summer that he doesn't intend on taking a paycut, it's believed that was only posturing for negotiations.
This was a big week for the 11's.
Every sneakerhead loves to get a new pair of fresh kicks for their birthday. Its innate. It's in our blood. Our birthdays come around and we are automatically looking for a brand new pair of sneakers to rock for the day, and something to commemorate another year walking God's green Earth.Drakes birthday was yesterday. More importantly, the lovely Lola Monroe's birthday is today.
The San Antonio Spurs have unveiled their new camouflage alternate jerseys. Earlier, the team announced that they would be releasing camo jerseys that would be worn on Military Appreciation nights.
Kobe Bryant says anyone who ranks him 25th best in the league should be drug tested.Continuing to fire back at the critics, first with changing his Twitter background to "1225" in response to the Lakers being ranked 12th in the West, and NBA Rank putting him 25th. Mamba told reporters that anyone who would rank him that low needs to be tested for drug use. He also joked that the "1225" on his T
Carmelo Anthony was in Toronto, and leaving practice at Humber College when he was greeted by a sea of fans who were going nuts, chanting, and hollering. Seemingly caught up in the moment, Melo started dancing among the crowd which sent them into a frenzy. Some fans caught the action on their phones and posted it on Instagram which you can see below courtesy of Beyond The Buzzer.
We all knew it was coming, and here it is. The Nike LeBron 11 "Christmas" differs from some previous LeBron "Christmas" designs in that it's primary color is green, rather than red.A release date has not been set, but you can be sure to see it out with the next month. The predominately green upper, which strays from the traditional red upper, is supported by red laces, swoosh and lining.
Chevy Woods Talks On Cardo Leaving Taylor Gang & Shares His Thoughts On The BET Cyphers | 15,448 Views
Chevy Woods is finally ready to let fans hear Gangland 2 today. We last spoke to the Taylor Gang rapper about the project while he was on The Under Influence tour, and now he's embarked on another drug-themed tour, with The Smokers Club tour. We hit up the tour and got to hear Chevy play Gangland 2, so trust, there are bangers on there.
This Air Jordan 3 "Eminem" custom comes to us by way of Sal of The Cllctiv IV. This custom draws inspiration from the Air Jordan 4 "Eminem" which utilizes the same colorway.The base sneaker for these Eminem-inspired customs was the Air Jordan 3 "Stealth", which received a blue overhaul on the upper, complete with red and grey accents. How do you guys feel about the Air Jordan 3 "Eminem"?
Watching a Lakers pre-season game, Tracy McGrady tweets that he feels sorry for Kobe Bryant when he returns. Kobe and McGrady have both praised each other recently, saying how difficult the other was to guard as they were the two elite wing players in the early 2000s. Now that T-Mac is retired he has time to do things like watch NBA pre-season action.
Get Home Safely, Dom Kennedy’s second studio album and follow up to last year's Yellow Album, demonstrates Dom Kennedy’s unique ability to weave highly accessible stories into his lyrics without compromising intelligibility. Actually, it’s not a trait unique to him. Artists like Slick Rick, Snoop and Nas are known for this same technique.
Lamar Odom was interviewed by a TMZ reporter and says that his relationship with Khloe is fine, and that he was invited to Kanye West's proposal to Kim Kardashian. We've gone over the reports countless times before, so I won't rehash them all, but as you know there are various reports from various sources claiming that Lamar is struggling with drug abuse, and that his relationship with his wife i
This creative custom comes to us courtesy of Ammoskunk. If you can't hold out any longer for the Red October Yeezy 2's, these are the next best thing.The base of this custom is the Air Jordan 4 "Toro Bravo", but the tongue, laces, heel and midfoot strap all take on the iconic Yeezy look making for a custom that will make you do a double, or triple, take. These can be yours... for a price.
The Nike Kobe 8 "Mine Grey" will release on November 30th for $140. We first took a look at Nike Kobe 8 "Mine Grey" a while back, but lets take a closer look.The sneaker features the viper pattern in various grey hues, while court purple and university red handle accents, including the laces and swoosh.
To commemorate their second straight title, the Miami Heat will wear championship gold jerseys on opening night. October 29th is the night the season opens, and the Heat gets things started against Eastern rival Chicago Bulls.
DJ Khaled just can't stay out of the damn street in his J's! If he's not standing on his Maybach, he's in the middle of Times Square stopping traffic to snap a pic.Khaled was out in NY this week promoting "Suffering From Success", his 7th studio album. While in NY he made sure to snap a few pics of himself in the New York streets in his "Olympic" Jordan 6's.
Yesterday we brought you our interview with Soulo Ho3 from the Smokers Club tour, and today we're returning with our brief conversation with Joey Bada$$, a fellow headliner on the tour.
The NBA GMs voted Kevin Love the Player Who Makes Most of Limited Natural Ability, or as Love calls it, "The White Guy Award." Yesterday we had a look at the results of the GM poll, which had LeBron and the Heat continuing their winnings ways from last season, and had Kevin Durant as the player they'd most like to see take the last shot.
The latest NBA player to talk about playing in the NFL is Nate Robinson, who says he would have been great. Yesterday, we posted a tweet of LeBron James saying he wants to play at least one game in the NFL before he retires. There has been a lot of speculation of just how dominate this freak of nature athlete could have been in football.
We all know Michael Jordan broke into the league in his Jordan 1's. They were almost banned.
Ab-Soul Talks On Upcoming Project & Confusion Surrounding Title, Isaiah Rashad & "Unit 6" | 1,126 Views
Ab-Soul is currently on a headlining tour with Joey Bada$$ and Chevy Woods (as well as Pro Era and The Underachievers) for the annual Smokers Club Tour. The tour only kicked off this past week, and we had the chance to catch up with Soulo while he was on the road.
Kobe was in Shanghai with the Lakers as they wind down the preseason in China. And thats when it happened. A photographer snapped on-foot pictures of his much hyped "What the Kobe" sneakers. Though we recently got a closer look at the "What the Kobe" 8's, its nice to get an on-foot look at the kicks before they drop.
With the alternate jersey craze in full effect, the Knicks have given a preview of their new orange alternates. This past summer, Iman Shumpert put a photo up on Instagram of him at a photoshoot wearing an orange Knicks alternate jersey.
In an attempt to draw an even bigger parallel between the hip hop community and the sneaker world, it's time to take a look at some of the most iconic hip hop artists and their sneaker counterparts. Based on what the sneaker/artist represents, both in history and as a person, we'll take a look at the similarities between 10 artists and the sneaker that best represents them.
LeBron James answered fan questions on Twitter and said he'd like to play one game in the NFL. There's been a lot of speculation this year about how well LeBron would fare in the NFL. Some experts, and even current players, like Dez Bryant, feel that King James' on court dominance could translate to the gridiron.
Atlanta, Georgia. The city bursting with waffle houses and strip clubs also happens to be one of today’s hip-hop capitals. Trap music has skyrocketed over the past couple years, ATL being its home. Twenty years ago, however, there was a much different picture in the A. The Dirty South was simply trying to garner recognition while the East and West Coasts shared a stranglehold on the rap scene.