Here are 10 standout records from the late, great Bankroll Fresh.
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.
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?
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?
Besides V-Day, there is another reason we decided to create this list. Yup, we're talking about that "Trap Queen" by Fetty Wap. Translation: this track is a shout-out to your bomb ass female. Straight out of New Jersey, Fetty touches on the three most important things in life: money, your crib, and your girl. In fact, this applies to almost every gangsta rapper out there.
What do 2dopeboyz, Bruno Mars and Kendall Jenner all have in common? They've all been dissed by Tyler, The Creator at some point during his career. Following the Coachella show in which he dissed that aforementioned member of the Kardashian brood, the Odd Future lightning rod dropped Cherry Bomb, and along with its music came a whole host of additional insults.
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.
Kanye West doesn't tweet all that often, but when he does... Ooh boy, you're gonna want to grab some popcorn. We were reminded of this today when dude went for Wiz Khalifa's neck, giving him a list of 17 (?!) commandments/reasons he's inferior to Mr. West.
As far as basketball sneakers go, customs have generally been reserved to Jordan's, Lebrons, and foams. AMAC however, took on the low cut KD6 to create his latest ice cream themed piece of art. The sneaker features a melting canvas of colors throughout the upper, as well as on the check.
The Nike LeBron 11 is now available on NikeID, and you are free to experiment with a variety of colors and combinations to create your very own LeBron 11. This pair however, is reserved especially for LeBron James.LeBron took to instagram to reveal this exclusive 1of1 Nike LeBron 11.
I don't know where you were when the sad wars hit, but if Yung Lean and his Sad Boy affiliates ushered in an era where 15-year-old Swedish kids crying over pokemon cards, clad in North Face, are spawning articles in swanky East Coast outlets, now seems like the time to honor the tradition of hip-hop tear jerkers that broke your heart but didn't actually make you cry that one time.
Over the years many rappers have ventured into acting and usually watching them act on the big screen is excruciating or downright funny. But sometimes there are rare gems where that rapper surprises you and goes beyond expectations to show off a stellar performance.
Jordan Brand athlete Ray Allen will be lacing up several Jordan XX8 PE models for the NBA playoffs. His team-colored player exclusives features brilliant hits of gold that will turn heads as the Miami Heat look to repeat their title. For Home games, Allen will choose from a White/Black/University Gold or White/Gym Red/University Gold colorway.
We're back, with more goodness from SXSW. Exclusive interviews from our trip down South will continue to roll out in the forthcoming week, but to follow up our trip recap and photo diary, we've got some special Polaroids to be 100% accurate these are actually Fuji Instaxs, but you get the idea.
Sneaker Customizer Gaby Alvarado looked to the movie screen for inspiration on this Air Jordan 12 custom. The "Kill Bill" Air Jordan 12 utilizes the yellow and black color scheme that is synonymous with the Kill Bill trilogy.
LeBron took to instagram to show off his Drake inspired sweatshirt, but also gave us a glimpse of an unreleased "Volt Dunkman" Nike LeBron 9 Elite. Whether this was done intentionally or not, the sneaker community is marveling over the electric kicks. The sneakers were limited to samples and "friends and family" pairs, which add to their lure and exclusivity.
It was only a matter of time until Wale hit the streets in his Doernbecher Foamposites. My man looks faded as hell in these pics, but as long as you got some heat, you're all good.
After a mini-lull in the hip-hop game, shit really got lit this week, especially last night at midnight, when Young Thug finally released Slime Season 3. Though it's only comprised of eight tracks, it's easily one of the year's hottest front-to-back listens. And three of those tracks have been snagged for this week's Staff Picks playlist.
When most people think of rap and hip-hop, they often only reference American artists. They’re given most of the credit when it comes to claiming the genre as their own and being responsible for its evolution, in some ways, rightly so, after all, New York was hip-hop's birthing place.
Today marks nineteen years since The Notorious B.I.G. released his second and final album Life After Death. The album featured some of the biggest stars in rap music of the time - Jay Z, R. Kelly, The LOX, Bone Thugs, Lil Kim, etc. - on huge tracks that have since become legendary.
HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up series profiles rising stars in the rap game that show strong promise and the will to succeed. Most of the time, they're new to the site but deserve some shine. We will profile artists and producers ranging from those in the deep underground to artists just about to bubble up into the mainstream that you may have missed.
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.
It seems like nearly every week when we do our 'Essentials' piece, it's on an upcoming Atlanta outfit. That's just the way hip hop seems to be in 2016, where the dirty south hub has been birthing rising talent for the better half of the past decade.
The Motor City is not necessarily a mecca when it comes to hip-hop, however, it is home to several big names in rap, the first to come to mind are probably Eminem and Big Sean. More recently, Danny Brown has been stepping into the limelight outside of his city, with his album Old undoubtedly making many year-end lists and serving as Danny's lee-way to bigger and better things.
In honor of Thanksgiving tomorrow, it's time to reflect on the Top-5 things that sneakerheads should be thankful for.
Jahlil Beats' partnership with Meek Mill proved to be the jumping board that launched a thrilling career that includes collaborations with the likes of Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, and 50 Cent. Despite all his success, Jahlil has remained humble, eager to develop his craft and determined to gain recognition as the most versatile producer in hip hop.
'90s hip-hop is back on everyone's mind (for some, it probably never left, mind you) thanks to the recent Vince Staples' debate. We're helping you uncover the rapper inside with today's quiz: which '90s rapper are you? Who doesn't want to know?
Many hip-hop artists have rapped about life experiences like starting from the bottom, the struggle and the drug game. The come-up story has always been a selling point for many artists through the years. Some of your favorites like Lil Wayne, B.I.G., Jay Z, Nas, 50 Cent, and more have experienced this and have shared it through their music.
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