The NBA has grown exponentially in the past 25 years on multiple levels. On a macro level, by expanding their brand to a global audience and adding franchises. On a micro level, by implementing replays and allowing for zone defenses.
The cross-section of hip hop and basketball culture is a large one with both influencing each other’s style, and stars of each hailing from the same regions. In 2004, Jay-Z bought into the Nets for $350,000, which was only valued at roughly 0.15% of the franchise. Although not a large investor, Jigga became the sideline face of the franchise, and was involved in moving the team from the Mead
Sneaker names, and the sneakers themselves, are often a cause of criticism, especially amongst sneaker communities. At times, the criticism and ridicule can turn into a full blown controversy. Sometimes, the controversy surround a sneaker is silly and unwarranted. Other times, it's hard to believe a sneaker ever made it out of the factory in the first place.
In less than one minute, a total of 33,795 people clicked the Twitter Link only release for the Doernbecher Jordan 5. To put it into perspective, in a perfect world, you hypothetically had a 0.002959017% chance of scoring a pair.
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place.
Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly bursted into uncontrollable laughter? Raised your eyebrow? Scratched your head? Instantly smiled? Thought, "Damn. That's dope."? Stared at your phone? Did an instant repost? HNHH is sure you've answered yes to at least one of those questions.
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.
Young Thug's Barter 6 has been surrounded by controversy ever since the would-be title, Tha Carter 6, was revealed, and finally leading up to its ultimate release on April 16th. Now that it’s finally here at long last, listeners around the world are scanning it for possible lashes at other emcees, hard bars, and bangers.
While performing at Power 105.1′s Powerhouse 2013 at the Barclay Center, Kendrick Lamar to hit the stage in the Nike Air Foamposite One "Safari". Kendrick got the hookup on the much anticipated foams, which are scheduled to release on November 27th.
Red October, gamma blue, elephant print, camo print; you get the idea. 2013 was filled with a ton of polarizing colorways and designs that even had the celebrities itching to get a pair.
Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and instantly bursted into uncontrollable laughter? Raised your eyebrow? Scratched your head? Instantly smiled? Thought, "Damn. That's dope."? Stared at your phone? Did an instant repost? HNHH is sure you've answered yes to at least one of those questions. Hence our new feature.
Gilbert Arenas Lists $3.5M Home With Shark Tank & Hyperbaric Chamber Jul 21, 2013 at 05:03pm 7,385 Views
At the height of his career, Gilbert Arenas was an extremely marketable world-class scoring machine. He used the excess money he had to purchase a lavish mansion while playing for the Washington Wizards. Now, with his NBA career a seemingly distant memory, and doing his pro hooping overseas, Agent Zero is putting his D.C.
More sad news developing out of the Lamar Odom drug use saga as it's been reported that he is secluded with two younger women and all he does is smoke crack. The news of Lamar's drug use has been escalating and resulted in a DUI, and an all-too-brief stay at a rehab center.
If you haven't already noticed, we're stepping up our playlist game. As we did last week with a 4/20 and WCW playlist, we'll be providing you with two playlists each week, each with a different theme. On top of this you're getting our Staff Picks weekly.
You might have seen our article recapping Kendrick Lamar's choice to stay true to his verse on Big Sean's Control verse. And I ain't rockin no more designer shitWhite T's and Nike Cortez, this is red Corvettes anonymousHowever, before vowing to keep it as un-hypebeast as possible, Kendrick broke out some classic kicks that are staples of most sneakerheads collections, and will definitely miss is
With every XXL Freshman Class, there's bound to be MCs included who will eventually flop-- that's just the nature of trying to predict who will break out in the sea of up-and-coming rappers. Since the magazine began the now-prestigious list back in 2008, we've seen several former Freshmen fall off, so we've selected ten that we feel didn't live up to their potential.
Big Sean is constantly repping his hometown of Detroit, whether it's in his music or in his fashion. He has teamed up with adidas Originals to take it a step further, by designing a shoe which is dedicated to the D, called the "Detroit Player."The sneaker is an adidas Pro Model II and it is entirely red with gold accents, as well as snakeskin and suede accents on the shoe.
Time to kick off your weekend with HNHH's Staff Picks playlist. We're finally approaching warm weather and with warm weather comes the VERY HOTTTTT tracks, just wait on it. The big question we're asking the peanut gallery today (more commonly known as the comment section) is: what will be the song of the summer?
Brazilian Drug Lord Gave Al Harrington A "Ghetto Pass" To Visit The Hood Oct 15, 2013 at 10:57am 7,152 Views
The Wizards' Al Harrington was in Brazil with the team for an exhibition game against the Chicago Bulls and was granted access from a drug lord to visit a Brazilian hood. Called "favelas" in Brazil, they are run by drug lords and no one is allowed access in or out without getting a pass from the man who runs them.
Yesterday we saw A$AP Rocky's cover for Complex's December 2012/January 2013 issue and today we get a look at Alicia Keys' cover.Alicia Keys talks about her new album, Girl On Fire, which drops November 27th, motherhood and more in the issue. Read the full story here.Peep the cover and photos from the shoot below. Who's cover are you feeling more, Rocky or Alicia?
There are talks that Kobe Bryant will take a paycut after this season to allow the Lakers cap space to sign free agents, but for now he's the highest paid player in the league, and today he will receive a massive payday. As part of his contract, the Lakers are going to give Kobe a lump sum of over $24 million towards his $30 million contract today.
If there's one collective that has beat-making down to a carefully calculated science, it's Soulection. The "Sound of Tomorrow" purveyors have gone from a Soundcloud account to international tastemakers. With squeaky clean branding and parties being thrown around the globe, it seems Soulection is just getting started.
After winning his second championship and Finals MVP, it’s no shock that LeBron James thinks he can do anything. Sharing fandom with many rappers, including Jay-Z and Kanye West, LBJ recently tried his hand at rapping over the instrumental for their Watch The Throne “Ni**as In Paris” track – the perennial anthem from 2011. Taking to Instragram, King James posted a couple sneak peaks of
One of the fun subplots heading into an NBA season - particularly as the social media generation churns out ubiquitous gossip - is which players are going to be advertising their trade stock as rumors of moves to other teams loom over their season.
More bad news coming out of the Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian camp. We reporter earlier today that Odom had pled not guilty to the DUI charge he picked up this past summer for reportedly being high on an illicit substance.
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