• Industry Executive Steve Lobel Talks "Battle For Beats" Event With DJ Mustard
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    Steve Lobel may not be a name your familiar with, but you're definitely familiar with the rappers he's helped over the past twenty years or more. While there are some industry execs the public has come to know by name, often times those doing the grunt work to promote their rappers aren't in the public spotlight. Queens, New York native Lobel is a well-respected artist manager who wears many hats...
  • Gameday Recap Slim Reaper vs. King James
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    LeBron James and Kevin Durant went head to head last night on the court, and both busted out new colorways of their signature sneakers. LeBron stuck with the Nike LeBron 11 for one full quarter! The red and black pair featured a white outsole and was hypnotizing, until he reverted back to the all-red Nike LeBron Zoom Soldier 7. His counter part, Kevin Durant, laced up a black, metallic silver,...
  • Samples Of The Week: February 20
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    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh huh...
  • Tiffany x Yeezy Customs Surface
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    Big time sneaker customizer Mache combined two of the most recently talked about releases and combined them on a private order. The Nike Air Yeezy II got the Tiffany makeover, with a teal and black build that you'll either love or hate. How do you guys feel about it? Cop or Not? 
  • Underrated Audio: February 15- February 21
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    As we do every week, we aim to bring you several overlooked and underrated records from the last seven days with Underrated Audio. It's a collection of records that received a limited number of views, and our desire is to up that number by giving the tracks a second look over the weekend. While you may only have ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron on your mind at this point, don't be shy to take a break from...
  • The Oscars 2014: Hip-Hop Reacts To Lupita's Win, Pharrell's Loss & More
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    The 86th annual Oscars went down last night in Los Angeles, as happens every year, the brightest and biggest stars were out attending the event and celebrating afterwards at various different parties. While there probably wasn't an excess of rappers in attendance, they nonetheless seemed to have the TV locked on the annual awards show, and many were chiming in with their opinion throughout the...
  • The Tortoise & The Hare: First Week vs. Longterm Sales
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    Slow and steady wins the race, or so they say. In an era of immediate consumption and instant gratification, we want something the second it becomes available, if not before. We wait in line overnight so we can be the first in our group of friends to have the newest iPhone, Call of Duty, or retro Jawwdins. Being a first adopter is a pride thing, and some care about it more than others, but nobody...
  • NBA Players Who Get Lots Of Women
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    The fame, fortune, and status that an NBA career entails make for enhanced opportunities for intimate interactions with the female population.  While some players are content with the women they were with before they hit it big (see Lebron), others take full advantage of their new found notoriety once they make it to the league.   Let's take a look at NBA players from the past and present who...
  • Hottest and Ugliest Customs Of The Week
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    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! Last week we saw an array of great customs but this week is sure to...
  • Charts Don't Lie: September 29
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    This week has been Drizzy Drake everything, with the official release of Nothing Was The Same and a bunch of promo for it. Drake has not started taking over the charts yet, but that will change next week when we get the results of his first week sales. The projections were revealed this past week, and although many OVO fans were hopeful Drake would reach 1 million in the first week, it seems he...
  • Dope "Fresh Prince" Sneakers
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    As many people know the Air Jordan 5 "Bel-Air is releasing this Saturday, October 5th. But what a lot of people don't know is that it is releasing along with a whole 80's themed Jordan pack. The entire pack has the same bright colorway throughout with neon green, pink, and blue on most of the sneakers. The Jordan XX8 SE from the pack uses these vibrant colors in a camouflage like pattern that...
  • Big K.R.I.T's Jordan Sneakers Collection
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    Big K.R.I.T is no stranger when it comes to Jordans. Hailing from Mississippi, Big K.R.I.T has amassed quite a bit of Jordan Retros over the years, and the photos he posted yesterday are only a small portion of his whole collection. The Jordan Spizike model is a clear favorite of K.R.I.T, though the Jordan 5 can't be far behind, showing his large collection of both Jordan styles. Which kick...
  • Jalen Rose Thinks Michael Jordan Will Play One Game This Year
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    Michael Jordan turned 50 years old this year, but showed he still has spry legs and can throw down.  Around this time a litany of asinine rumors started popping up all over the internet about MJ's possible return to the game.  Surely he couldn't dominate, but with his feel and knowledge of the game could Jordan contribute at an NBA level? During a Grantland podcast, Jalen Rose went out on a...
  • O.J. Mayo Offers $10K For Tape Of Him Beating Michael Jordan
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    O.J. Mayo isn't happy with the footage released of him playing Michael Jordan back when Mayo was still in high school.  During a recent interview, MJ told a story of how a young Mayo was talking trash and going at him at Jordan's own camp.  This in turn cause Mike to actually try, at which point he shut young O.J. down and scored countless easy buckets on him.  A couple days later, video...
  • Fresh Prince Of Brooklyn Custom
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    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?
  • Drunk & Sweaty Charles Barkley Buys Out A Bar For Fans
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    Charles Barkley has found himself in some predicaments during and after his playing career, but no one seems to mind, and we all give Chuck a pass because's a lovable gus, and he's really a man of the people - just ask the old lady he danced with at Ray Allen's birthday. Over the weekend, Barkley's alma mater, Auburn was taking on Ole Miss in football, so the Round Mound attended the tailgating...
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