Tracing the history of Drake & Future's friendship.
An Angela Yee slip-up on air earlier this week opened the floodgates for speculation regarding a possible Drake/Future mixtape, and there is substantial evidence supporting the theory that this tape is not only happening, it's dropping today.
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.
We caught a glimpse of a Nike Kobe 9 Elite "Lakers" PE last night, and it wasn't worn by anyone in LA. The Suns' PJ Tucker displayed the dope looking Lakers-themed Nike Kobe 9 Elite last night in Utah.
At first look, the Nike LeBron 11 Low looks very similar to the Nike LeBron X Low. The low-top 11 will utilize Nike Air Max cushioning, rather than the Lunarlon used in the traditional version. The shoe figures to drop during the Spring although a release date has not been set.
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.
Emerging from the ghettos of New York City, specifically the Bronx, in the '70's, Hip-Hop became the voice for a people who had been ignored for too long. It echoed the conditions African- Americans were living in - and still are, to an extent - and their daily struggles.
'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?
Kevin Gates, a New Orleans, Baton Rouge native, had a tough time leaving the street life alone to focus completely on his music. It's a feat he seems to have finally accomplished though, but his troubled past is still well-documented in his lyrics. If you aren't familiar with the rapper's discography, which includes the stand-out album Stranger Than Fiction, we're about to make you familiar.
Since it's evolution from the late 1980s, hip-hop music has gone from strength to strength. Nothing tells the story of this success better than seeing the facts by numbers. We often hear about first week album sales, and then there's always Forbes annual break-down of the wealthiest celebrities, but after that, we forget about it.
Cash Money don Birdman was recently hit with a $200,000 lawsuit by producer DVLP, who claims he was never paid for his work on Lil Wayne's music and music by other Cash Money artists. Despite assurances of "I'm getting yu paid" and "I'm working with yu fam," Birdman never delivered the goods.
"Progress can only come from those rare giants among men, each giant calling to his brother through the desolate intervals of time." -Nietzsche, 'Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks'
Throughout all the Meek Mill vs. Drake beef, the real winner might just be Quentin Miller. The young rapper / songwriter had his name come to the attention of fans, artists, Twitter, and media all after Meek Mill accused Drake of stealing Miller's lines.
For many of us, the start of the school year is right around the corner, and with each inaugural class year, its always best to start off looking your best. We teamed up with Karmaloop to bring you our favorite styles of backpacks from brands like Herschel, Obey, Vans, Sprayground and more to help you pickout the perfect pack for back to school. Click through to get started!
On the NBA's opening night, we had an abundance of feet heat to talk about, with the LeBron 11 debut and Ray Allen's "Two Ring's" Jordan 11 PE. Last night, the rest of the NBA took to the floor to kick off their seasons.We saw LeBron break out the LeBron 11 "Away" but switch to the LeBron X at half.
In case you're living under a rock and missed the story, Suge Knight caught a few strays the other night at a VMA pre-party. This raises a few burning questions that need to be answered. First, who's still inviting Suge Knight to these parties? Clearly where he goes, so do hella bullets.
The majority of the information we've gotten from the Lil Wayne / Birdman beef that began last December has come from Weezy's camp. He was the one who started things by tweeting that Cash Money was refusing to release Tha Carter V, and since then, lawsuits, diss tracks and onstage insults have followed, all of which have gone unanswered by Stunna.
After dominating the majority of the most recent millennium, Free Weezy Album marks Lil Wayne's first foray into generating music without the safety net of the Cash Money Records machine that helped make him. More than that, it’s Weezy’s first opportunity to air a slew of infamous grievances, whether it be his fallout with Birdman or new beefs.
There's a lot going on behind the scenes that isn't readily apparent from listening to a song. Though sometimes, a simple investigation of writing credits can tell you a lot.
Last week we showed you customs that were out of this world and above all, unique. Customs hold a special place in a lot of you guys, whether you have one or not, you always have ideas floating in your head. This week, all of these guys have executed their ideas and they came out mind boggling, we'd love to show you our top 5!
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.
Formerly a 2008 Quickstrike, the Air Jordan 1 Hi Premier Varsity Red/Dark Army, will re-release on December 2nd with a $115 price tag. The shoe features a premium red leather upper, tonal suede on the eye-stay, collar and toe box, and dark contrast on the inner-lining, swoosh and outsole.Scheduled for release a few weeks before Christmas; will this festive Jordan be on your holiday wish list?
More than perhaps anyone else this decade, Terius Nash (AKA The-Dream) has been R&B's go-to behind-the-scenes man. Although his solo career has attracted a ravenous, cultish following, The-Dream's biggest smash hits (and paychecks) have come courtesy of his songwriting. He's penned tracks for Rihanna, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Mary J.
Pierre the Pelican, mascot of the New Orleans Pelicans, has been catching a ton of heat for being too scary. It's understandable that organizations want their mascots to be fan friendly and compatible with kids, but at the same time this isn't a beauty pageant.
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. Along with the gripping gamma blue hue, the swoosh is given a slight gradient detail which really catches the eye, and plays to the tempered steel theme.
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.
Today may not be a government-mandated holiday, but for those who advocate a green lifestyle, it's just as important as any other statutory holiday. Rap music has a special niche for all the weed smokers out there, however it's really transcended that niche genre and has become pretty common-place.
There are some tracks you can listen to on repeat, for days on end, and you'll never get tired of hearing it. A track as a whole has many elements that come into play which gives it that timeless feel, including the rapper, the lyrics and the production.
Yesterday Lil Wayne showed off several new tattoos, all of which were on his face.
The Nike Kobe 8 "What The Kobe" has a December 6th release date, good luck on your quest to pick up these bad boys. The classic gradient style blending of the Nike Kobe 8 works perfectly with the iconic "What the MVP" mashup of all the signature's colorways. The left shoe features a mostly blue design with hints of red and purple, whereas the right shoe is composed of a green and red colorway
It's been 25 years since the Air Jordan Cement Black III's have hit the court and these shoes are still being spotted on the feet of some of the most fashionable people in the world. For those of you that don't have confidence in your sense of style, take some notes from these taste makers on how to rock your Air Jordan Cement Black 3's.