A hybrid of many sounds and ideas, “Yeezus” is an ambitious expansion of West’s sound palette.
College basketball is in full swing and we're starting to get a feel for which teams are rocking the most heat. There are a lot of teams that are accustomed to rocking retro Jordans tuned to the color of their school, which is all well and fine.
20 years ago, R&B sounded a lot different than it does now. Unlike rap, which has a whole subset of artists devoted to reinterpreting, reliving and/or unimaginatively rehashing a perceived "golden era" of sounds, R&B singers generally don't seem too concerned with looking over their shoulders, save for the occasional homage to James Brown, Michael Jackson or R. Kelly.
Game doesn't quite get the respect he deserves. Sometimes things like his habitual name dropping and controversy divert attention from the fact that he has been one of the most consistent rappers over the last decade.
The Air Jordan 1 "Carbon Fiber" comes to us by way of JBF Customs. The unique take on the classic Air Jordan 1 silhouette features carbon fiber paneling at the mid panel and toe box. Patent leather branding and suede round out the black/red/white Air Jordan 1. What's the word; Cop or Not?
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.
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Kendrick Lamar’s latest installment into his discography To Pimp a Butterfly has only been a part of the Hip Hop world less than a week and yet critics, fans, and fellow musicians alike aren’t shying away from heralding it as a modern day classic.
The Jordan 11 Low "Aqua Safari" can be added to the list of summer releases. A specific release date has not been set, but this "Aqua Safari" colorway would be fitting for a summer release alongside the other Air Jordan 11 Lows.
The Nike LeBron 11 "T-Rex" will release in a crib booty, toddler size, pre school, and grade school on November 29th, Black Friday. To complete the maturation, the Nike LeBron 11 "T-Rex" mens version will also be hitting retailers. This means two Nike LeBron 11s will be releasing in the same week, with the Terracotta Warrior scheduled to launch just two days before, on the 27th.
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.
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.
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?).
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 hype for ASAP Rocky's second album continues to grow, but Flacko's been less forthcoming than most artists when it comes to details. We don't know any of ALLA's rap features, though we know it will feature R&B genre bender FKA Twigs and Swedish pop singer Lykke Li. We also know one of Rocky's main producers, Clams Casino, will be back--and, for now, that's enough to keep us going.
It didn't take very long for someone to jump on the recent release of the Bel Air 5's, and use the all grey upper as a canvas.Displaying the work of Absoleute and Mache, the upper displays a lasered on Brooklyn themed design. How do you like the end result? How does it compare to the regular Jordan 5 Bel Air?
One of the most classic Jordan colorways of all time, the Black-Red Jordan 1 High "Banned" is returning this December.
Funnyman sneakerhead Trinidad James has the Nike LeBron 11 "Christmas" in advance. He rocked 'em, then he signed 'em, and now he's looking to give them away. The rapper/sneaker historian, took to instagram to show the pair and outline how to win the kicks; My Christmas is already here. Send me the reason why you should get your Christmas early.
Critics are always fighting conflicting urges. On the one hand, there's the need to be objective and evaluate each work on its own merits. On the other, there's the desire to fit each new release from an artist into an over-arcing career narrative. The trick is to find a balance between the two.
2014 may be remembered as one of the weakest years for rap in recent memory, but there were, however, some definite highlights, especially when it came to newcomers. Bobby Shmurda had one of last year’s biggest rap records, DeJ Loaf had one of last year’s most remixed rap records and Young Thug was one of last year’s most talked about rap artists (even if for all of the wrong reasons).
J.R. Smith made the papers last week when he was spotted driving around NYC in a $450,000 Gurkha F5 truck. Later it was revealed that the vehicle belonged to the rap group SBOE and J.R.
Fabolous has always done a solid job at blending in with his environment. Whether he’s cutting with DJ Clue and The Neptunes in 2001 or jiving with Rich Homie Quan in 2015, he’s done a phenomenal job at adapting to change and staying relevant, something that is easier said than done.
Dennis Rodman’s career, and life, has been riddled with controversy, so naturally he’s a great fit to be a spokesperson for a new brand of vodka. Taking a cue from his days as a Detroit Piston, the vodka is called Bad Boy Vodka. The spirit has been made with basketball in mind (whatever that means) and The Worm himself describes it as “tough and edgy, yet smooth and classic taste.” Ta
Lupe Fiasco has been in a battle with Atlantic records for what seems to be forever. We all know about his discontent with Lasers and on his mixtape Friend of the People he made it clear that he wanted off the label. He did not get his wish before this album dropped, and that almost prevented us from hearing this album entirely.
The HYPRCAT New Balance 577 released this morning at Boston based boutique Bodega. The release went smoothly, until one campout attendee decided he had had a bit too much coffee. Proceeding to scream and have half the Boston police department called in, the line got hectic as the police disrupted the lineup.
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