We take on the task of ranking Lil Wayne's thirteen official (and solo) mixtapes.
Aubrey Drake Graham was born in October, and while many artists choose to name their record labels after hometowns, personal mottos and/or expensive vehicles (looking at you, Rozay), Drizzy paid tribute to his birth month by founding October's Very Own, now known as OVO Sound.
Lady sneaker artist Fetti D'Biaski, aka the Sneaker Fairy, designed the all red Air Jordan 11 Low "Fierce." The custom Jordan 11 low features a totally red construction from outsole to upper. The only signs contrast from the fierce creation is the black inner lining and branding at the 3rd lace slot. What's the word; Cop or Not?
HotNewHipHop is giving away six pairs of tickets for SummerSet 2013, taking place August 9-11. This year's lineup includes Big Boi, Common, and many more. Contest Rules: 1. Follow @HotNewHipHop on Instagram2. Repost this photo and include "@HotNewHipHop #HNHHSS" in the caption3. You're automatically entered into the contest Winners will be notified July 31.
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.
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.
Grizzlies owner Robert J. Pera challenged Michael Jordan to a game of one-on-one for a million dollars to charity, but Jordan calls is "comical." 35 year old billionaire, Robert Pera is the youngest owner in the league, and actually possesses a pretty decent jumpshot and game.
The hottest beats is a misnomer for this list of 20 productions that shaped the commercial sound of hip-hop culture in 2014. Of all the thousands of tracks produced each year under the umbrella of hip-hop, we could only honor a select few as standing above the crowd.
Rap is the most competitive genre in music. For decades, artists reveled in competition because they wanted to prove that they were elite. Whenever a rapper elected to feature his or her peer on a track, both sides were trying to out-duel the other, simply for competitive reasons. Artists knew that for years to come, fans would debate about who outperformed who.
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.
As a 17-year-old just beginning to make waves in the rap game, Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott didn't have the same life as most kids his age. He wasn't thinking about graduating high school to attend a university or enter the work force. As a matter of fact, before he even graduated high school he had formed a collective with classmates that would come to be known as Pro Era.
Lakers forward Wesley Johnson sought out customizer JBF Customs for his latest game day kicks. This python Adidas Crazy 8 was a collaborative effort between JBF and Megan Ann Wilson who delivered with a sweet looking python/ostrich design.The sneaker is constructed of both white ostrich and python with touches of grey python above the toe area and heel.
In honor of Thanksgiving tomorrow, it's time to reflect on the Top-5 things that sneakerheads should be thankful for.
By now, we all know Frank Ocean best as the Odd Future member who's peeled off and had arguably the most successful solo career of the whole crew. A ton of that is thanks to his solo material, with Channel Orange especially garnering a ton of positive reception, but Ocean's also made his mark on the R&B game as a guest vocalist and writer.
Over the past decade country singers have been wandering into the territories of hip-hop and rap music. Funny thing is, rappers don’t seem to mind, especially rappers like Nelly, Ludacris and T-Pain.
The Air Jordan 1 Mid "Infrared 23" is the latest in the growingly line of infrared inspired Air Jordans. The upper is constructed of a tonal black leather, using infrared accents on the vibrant midsole, laces and branding. A release date has not been announced but these should be a popular pick-up when they drop.
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.
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.
The Jordan "Silver Anniversary" Collection took all of the classic retro Jordans and doused them in a crisp, white colorway. All-white everything.Though some models were released, others like this Air Jordan 13 "Silver Anniversary" edition were strictly samples. This Michael Jordan PE was made in his size 13, and features the icy all-white look.
Although fashion has always been a part of hip-hop culture, it's been taken to a new level in recent years thanks to artists such as A$AP Rocky, Kanye West, Pharrell, 2 Chainz and Danny Brown. Love it or hate it, more and more of your favorite emcees are becoming acutely fashion conscious, both in and outside the genre.
Like anything, sneakers are guilty of taking on trends. Some trends stick around and are used again throughout the years, sparingly. Others, are just beaten to a pulp and become nauseating at the very site. Recently, there has been an overwhelming amount of repeated patterns and colorways that need to be addressed.
It's that time again, when we introduce you to a new rapper who will soon be making waves in the rap game. After meeting WELL$ back in May, next up for a formal introduction is Calfornia's Boogie. Boogie hasn't released too much music thus far, but that's okay because everything he has dropped is strictly quality.
Weather or not you like Big Sean's music, you have to admit he has an eye for style. To follow his last collab with Adidas, an all red Pro Model with gold accents that dropped last winter, he will be releasing a black colorway of the same shoe. The shoe features a snakeskin texture all over the entire kick, which makes it stand out from the crowd.
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.
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