The NBA is back! And last night, there was plenty of heat that had the sneakerheads talking. Twitter was a buzz with people who either loved or hated Ray Allen's "Two Rings" Jordan 11 PE.
The month of April is already wrapping up, even though it seems like it just arrived. We celebrated 4/20 over the weekend, which saw an influx of weed-smoking songs on the site, as expected. Nonetheless, we like think that you can make every day a 4/20, especially when you have the right music. This week UA has four perfect tracks to do so.
Songs I like, you mighta missed cuz they're not-so-mainstream, you know the deal. Tayyib Ali- Dear Lord [Prod. Jahlil Beats] I was surprised to hear this beat because it does not sound at all like anything I've heard from Jahlil before, he should definitely make some smooth jams more often. Tayyib provides some deep lyrics to go along with it. Young Roddy- The Plot
Straight out of Long Beach, CA, Joey Fatts is the epitome of a rapper from the streets. He tells his story of being raised in the same neighborhood that was home to hip hop legends Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg on Ill Streets Blues. Similar to them, he is able to inspire and motivate with lyrics that detail the hard work, dedication, and heart necessary to make it out of the streets.
It's a long weekend for all our Americans out there, so as you turn up for Memorial Day weekend, you can use our Staff Picks playlist as your official soundtrack. If you don't have a long weekend, SUCKS TO BE YOU (jokes, being you is 100% awesome).
As part of his “humanitarian” efforts, Dennis Rodman joined VICE and the Harlem Globetrotters on a trip to North Korea, a country that is stingy on admitting Americans because of diplomatic relations. During the North Korea Basketball Tour, Rodman spent some time with despot, and leader of the nation, Kim Jong-un, who was a fan of the 90s-era Chicago Bulls. The Worm was quoted earlier as sa
Recently, HotNewHipHop chopped it up with Finally Famous rapper Earlly Mac. We first introduced Earlly to you back in 2012 when he collabed with FF members Big Sean and SayItAintTone and Taylor Gang's Juicy J on "On Deck." In 2013, he appeared on albums for both Big Sean and Slum Village. By 2014, it was clear that Earlly Mac was a force to be reckoned with, and the world was taking notice.
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".
Kevin Durant Shows Off His Exclusive "Oregon Ducks" Air Jordan 5 Nov 18, 2013 at 01:19pm 2,497 Views
Despite claiming he is not a sneakerhead, and despite his allegiance to the University of Texas, Kevin Durant took to instagram to display a very exclusive pair of the Air Jordan 5 "Oregon Ducks." The sneakers, which first surfaced over a week ago, have gotten a lot of attention, as do most Oregon Duck Jordan PE's.
Last week we featured some of the game's heaviest hitters on Samples Of The Week, with Action Bronson and The Alchemist getting jiggy over a classic drum break and Drake once again paying homage to country music star George Strait.
Ticket Giveaway: See Joe Moses & Ty Dolla $ign On "The Beach House" Tour May 7, 2014 at 11:54am 2,476 Views
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The Air Jordan 4 "Chicago Blackhawks" are a private order done by none other than Mache. As you can tell, the celebratory sneakers uses the "Toro" Air Jordan 4 as the base.
2013 has been a pretty crazy year for albums. We saw many rappers trying to create the biggest "event" around their projects-- whether it be Jay Z's Samsung rollout, Kanye West's projections, Eminem's SuperBowl announcement, or Drake's omni-presence of new tracks.
During his most recent performance in Philly, Drake hit the stage in his blackout OVO Air Jordan 12. Drake, having recently signed with Jordan Brand, is sure to be taking the stage in more of his "Stingray Pack" as the year rolls on. The blackout OVO 12s aren't anything crazy, but they do look clean and we can look forward to more Drake x Jordan collabs throughout 2014.
Bizzy Crook Speaks On Hitting Studio With Mannie Fresh & Lloyd, "No Hard Feelings" Mixtape Apr 23, 2014 at 01:02pm 2,428 Views
Bizzy Crook is probably a name you're becoming more and more familiar with, as he makes his way across the U.S. alongside Kid Ink and King Los for the "My Own Lane" tour, not to mention recent leaks like "Bands In A Depression" featuring OVO's OB OBrien.
Setting off the KD VI model in style, early photos of the "Meteorology" colorway have surfaced. Though by no means a throwback to the "Weatherman" colorway sported by the KD IV model, this new colorway features great detail.
In case you didn't get enough of Kevin Hart on nearly every commercial the past week, here he is again. The funny man was out and about in LA after watching the Heat take on the Lakers on Christmas day. The Nike Air Yeezy 1 was Hart's shoe of choice, and he also wore a jacket that had to be a size XXS.
Cam'ron Ticket Giveaway: See Killa Cam Live In Brooklyn, NY [Update: Winners Announced] May 5, 2014 at 02:33pm 2,381 Views
We've got two pairs of tickets to giveaway for Cam'ron's upcoming concert in Brooklyn, NYC on May 7th! The OG rapper will be headlining with Lil Uzi and Dark as openers, plus hosting duties going to Rahim the Dream.
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.
Usher Shows Off Dope Jordan 11 "Pantone" Signed For His Birthday Oct 31, 2013 at 11:24am 2,374 Views
Usher just won instagram by showing off his latest birthday gift. Jordan Brand's Mark Smith delivered this extremely exclusive pair of Air Jordan 11 "Pantone" to Usher as a birthday gift. Furthering the exclusivity of these kicks, they were signed by legendary designer Tinker Hatfield. Who knew he was such a big Usher fan?
As expected, the White/Infrared Jordan 6 was the highest selling sneaker of the weekend. The NBA's All-Star weekend saw a slue of highly coveted releases, and here is how it all shook out. The White/Infrared 6 came in at 250,000 pairs over the weekend, with the "Infrared 23" 6s totaling 75,000 pairs sold. Furthermore, the LeBron 11 and KD6 "All-Star" models both sold about 30k.
Whatup, this week's UA is quite solid. Danny Brown's remix of Rich Hil's "Betcha Hate It" may be my favorite off this list though, but Murs and Fashawn link up, as well as Mikkey Haltsed and Pusha T, plus some previously unreleased Pac Div.
The Lebron X "Corks" took on a life of their own earlier this year and now has become one of the most sought after versions of the silhouette. It was a new inspiration of the X designed more towards lifestyle fashion rather that on court performance. This casual wear style of the Lebron line looks to be back this summer with a couple new colorways with unique materials. Here we get to view t
As a teenager, Ro Ransom went by the moniker Nero. Although his talent for rhyming was evident even back then, it's hard to know who exactly you are or who you will become when you're just a 15 or 16-year old kid. You're not legally an adult. You're still asking your parents for permission, being forced to do so in certain situations. You're still living in your mom's house.
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