So who’s really breaking the bank in the industry? We take a look at a list of rappers who have signed multi-million or million dollar record deals. Some may take you by surprise, while others seem to fit the slot perfectly…
What most music fans don’t know is that a major record label deal is not guaranteed change in your pocket. A recording contract is essentially a legal agreement which allows the record label to exploit an artist’s work through recorded material. This includes the album’s release, promotion, marketing, sales… you name it.
The Drew League has been creating plenty of highlights this summer, with many NBA players passing through and putting on a show. One of the owners of a team in the summer league is rapper The Game, who also has a decent game and laces up his sneakers with the pros. Looking to make the championship game between his Money Gang squad, and Baron Davis’ LAUNFD team, Jayceon bet B Diddy $50,000 on
After dropping No Label 2 and Rich Nigga Timeline last year, Migos have spent the months leading up to YRN The Album sharing their music in a more haphazard, less organized fashion. Plenty of this is due to album delays (and consequently Offset's continued presence in jail), as well as the usual leaks that have plagued patrons of various Atlanta studios this year.
The Nike Foamposite has taken some serious liberties in terms of printing on the upper, and these Marijuana leaf Foamposites by Gourmet Kickz are no exception. Suitably nicknames the '420s' these weed inspired Foams feature a blend of colors you might find on a psychedelic poster.
Rappers from all over the United States are popping up, showing off their talents and making a name for themselves in their cities of choice. Whether it's Brooklyn, Chicago, Los Angeles or Miami, there are young emcees repping each region. These are some of the main areas inhabited by rappers, or areas one would expect.
2015 has truly been a landmark year for hip-hop. There have been countless quality album releases from rappers all over, impressive music videos, and the emergence of a new crop of rappers. The ambition and attention to detail on this year’s releases, exemplified by their authoring emcees is indicative of a current renaissance in hip-hop.
Last week was definitely dominated by SXSW, with most of the rap world seeming like they were down in Austin either to perform, kick it with some of their equals in the game, or announce mixtapes in creative ways.
We've seen our fair share of custom kicks this year, but artist Freehand Profit takes sneaker art to an entirely new level. In the spirit of May 4rth, a day recognized as "national Star Wars day," he's debuted some of his most creative custom masks yet! May the fourth be with you!
Chris Paul opened up his closet doors to give fans a look inside his massive collection. No surprise this Jordan Brand athlete has an extensive Jordan Collection. Checkout the video below to see his massive collection, and let us know which sneaker you like best!
The Nike LeBron 11 "Gamma Blue" is scheduled to launch on Saturday, November 16th. The retail price for the most anticipated Nike LeBron 11 will be $200. The Nike LeBron 11 "Gamma Blue" draws inspiration from the idea of tempered steel, which, when heated changes colors. The sneaker is constructed of an upper that changes from a gamma blue to a light armory blue.
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "Bred" will officially hit retailers on December 28th. The OG release is one of the most anticipated drops of 2013. The iconic sneaker is dear to those sneakerheads who appreciate the history of the shoe, which mimics the exact model Jordan wore.
The "Toro" Air Jordan 6 is scheduled to release on February 15th, the same day as the "White/Infrared" 6. 2014 marks the 23rd anniversary of the Air Jordan 6, so its reasonable to believe there will be a ton of Air Jordan 6releases.
Nike is celebrating LeBron James's fourth MVP award with a special edition LEBRON X MVP shoe. The shoe incorporates elements of many Lebron X releases from this past year, dubbing them the "What The Lebron" colorway. Incredible detailing along the upper ties in over a dozen patterns and colorway, with "MVP" stitched on the tongue.
Today marks the 17-year anniversary of legendary emcee Tupac Shakur's death. Pac passed on September 13th in 1996 at the age of 25 after a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas left him hospitalized. We all know the story of his death, so we won't focus on that. Let's focus on his legacy.
Many emcees are noted for their serious, aggrandized personas so it becomes easy to forget that for the most part, Hip Hop is about fun and many rappers use their verses to tell some jokes (isn't that why they call them punch lines?).
Just in time for the Fall season, Karmaloop is holding an outrageous sale. With everything from backpacks to jeans discounted up to 75%, there are some tremendous comeups to be had. We sifted through the sale to find some of the best kicks available on the site in a range of styles. Click through to get started!
Listening to Chris Brown records is a bit more involved an activity than ingesting your average pop album. Listeners are required to constantly do mental arithmetic, weighing variables like catchiness and artistic merit to determine if their need to listen > the knowledge that Chris Brown has done some heinous things and your listens are enabling him, albeit in a very small way.
About five months ago, just after the long-rumored Drake remix of Fetty Wap's already-buzzing "My Way" had surfaced, the Paterson, New Jersey crooner explained how it all came about. "He sent me a DM, and I sent him my number," Fetty said, "He was like, 'Yo, I want to cut the [remix] tonight.' Next thing I know, I checked my email and it was there." This wasn't the first t
Murda Beatz is one of Migos' most frequent collaborators -- the producer behind hits like "Pipe It Up," "New Atlanta," and "Jealousy," who's had multiple tracks on almost every Quality Control mixtape dating back to late 2013. Would it surprise you to know he's a blonde, shaggy-haired 21-year-old from a small Canadian border town?
The Nike LeBron 11 "Fairfax" PE comes in both home and away colorways, but it looks as though these will be exclusive to the big-time Los Angeles based High School program. The away version features a yellow and gold build with red accents, while the home version is predominately white.
Michael Jordan sat down with NBA 2K for an "uncensored" interview, and besides asking him about "twerking," they asked MJ who he would have liked to play one-on-one against in his prime. Naming legends like Jerry West and Elgin Baylor, Jordan also said Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.
Avoiding a sophomore slump is a hard task; avoiding one after your debut album was crowned as the rap album of the year by many publications is even harder.
This past weekend, the rap world suffered yet another senseless tragedy with the murder of Bankroll Fresh. Hopefully the frequency of the loathsome killings of promising young talents will not dilute the legacy of any one of hip-hop's fallen stars.
You always see the same customs on Instagram but I bet you've never seen these crazy custom kicks. Today we count down the most adventurous customs kicks we have seen on Instagram this week. Companies such as JBF Customs and Mache Customs are notorious for their high quality custom work.
Reaching peak visibility during Kanye West's inescapable "G.O.O.D. Fridays" series that served as a prelude to 2010's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, G.O.O.D. Music has since become one of the most revered labels in hip hop.
The all black, carbon fiber Nike Air Flightposite looks to be making a return in 2014. The sleek, all black look is a nice change of pace from the crazy and vibrant colorways we've previously seen getting retro'd.
While Dwyane Wade has left Jordan Brand for Li-Ning, sneaker customizer Sole-On-Canvas imagines what his Player-Edition Jordan Brand sneakers could have looked like. Using the fire red Jordan 5 as a base, he adds custom "3" stitching near the heel and Miami Heat coloring on the midsole and tongue. A solid custom effort for sure, would you cop this pair if it was an official Jordan Brand release?
Last night was a memorable one for hip-hop heads. Thanks to LeBron, TDE let loose a project of Kendrick Lamar album throwaways, which is sounding better than just about any album since the one they didn't make it onto.