• Jay-Z Says Obama Said "Give Me The Ball" At End Of 2nd Election
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    Barack Obama's love for basketball is a subject that comes up fairly regularly as the President loves to play hoops, and doesn't even mind if he catches an errant elbow, or is off on a day and throws up some bricks in front of onlookers, he just likes to ball.  The President has somewhat of a relationship with Roc Nation Sports head, and hip hop mogul, Jay-Z, who took part in the OPUS'...
  • 10 Rappers That Should Get "Turnt Down" & Relax
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    Here at HotNewHipHop we advocate people getting "Turnt Up!"  Sometimes it's going to the club and wildin' out more than usual, getting amped up before a basketball game, or just going nuts in your bedroom listening to big tunes.  "Turnt Up" has become a phrase synonymous with letting loose, having an insane night, or just getting messed up on whatever your vice of choice.   We've decided to...
  • Game Changers: Jay-Z Edition
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  • Dwyane Wade's Ex Withdraws $1M Lawsuit
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    Clearly there’s some bad blood between Dwyane Wade and his ex-wife, Siovaughn Funches-Wade, as she had filed a lawsuit for a million dollars but has no “voluntarily dismissed” the case.  The lawsuit had claimed that the two signed a contract back in 2006 that certain endorsement money would be placed in a joint account where Funches-Wade could access it, but that Dwyane had voluntarily...
  • Big Sean X Adidas Pro Model
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    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. The release date is set to be the week of August...
  • Andre Drummond Dunks Over Girls & Gets Dunked On By One
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    The best Summer League player in the world, Andre Drummond, went to a trampoline play area and worked on his Slam Ball skills of dunking while using a trampoline.  He posted several vids, including one of him imitating a classic Tracy McGrady two hand reverse – popularized in the 2000 Dunk Contest.   In Orlando Summer League, Dre dominated the Miami Heat and threw down some vicious dunks,...
  • Nelly Blasts Kobe Bryant, Says No One Will Play With Him
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    St. Louis rapper, Nelly, was on ESPN’s “First Take” and went off on Kobe Bryant, blaming him for the Lakers misfortune of a first round exit, and Dwight Howard bolting to Houston.  Take this for what it’s worth, but the “Hot In Herre” got heated in a 10 minute debate of sorts (screaming match?) with Stephen A. Smith when the discussion of Dwight Howard leaving the Lakers came up. ...
  • Kobe's Mom Auctioning 2000 Championship Ring Gifted To Her
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    Like most mother’s, Kobe Bryant’s mom was tired of holding onto all of her kid’s old stuff long after he had moved out.  Pam Bryant decided she wanted to sell some of Kobe’s things at auction and see if she can get some money for them. Problem is, most of this was valuable memorabilia that Kobe didn’t want sold.  The two ended up going to court over the matter and eventually settled...
  • Lyrics Of The Week: July 12-18
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    There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get everything right - if you notice any errors, don't...
  • Kid Cudi Becoming A Fashion Icon?
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    Following the success of his most recent album "Indicud", music icon Kid Cudi sat down with Flaunt Magazine to talk fashion as well as some other stuff that he has had on his plate. Cudi had a small photo shoot and during the shoot he was rocking some j's and some heat for gear. The editorial is more about his life and his career as well as his inspirations, the editorial is very interesting for...
  • Kobe Bryant's Parents Made $480K Selling His Memorabilia
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    On Friday we took a look at Kobe Bryant’s mother auctioning a 2000 NBA Championship ring that Kobe had ordered for his mother, which was a replica of the ring he was given by the team.  At the time the bidding was up over $40,000, but eventually went for over $100,000. Bryant had taken his mother, Pam, to court when she originally planned on auctioning off memorabilia she had of Kobe’s...
  • Jimmy Butler Sorry For "Pussy Money & Weed" Shirt
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    Jimmy Butler came under fire from some fans when a photo of him rocking a provocative t-shirt was circling on Instagram.  Wearing a tee that borrows the phrase from Lil Wayne’s track, “Pussy Money & Weed,” offended some people, so he took to Twitter to apologize. Apparently, he was not trying to make a statement with the shirt, but only wore it because the gray went with his kicks that...
  • LeBron James Balling In The Philippines For #WitnessHistory
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    Recently we saw Derrick Rose in Eastern Europe, Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, and Chris Paul in China, and now we get a look at LeBron James’ promotional tour in the Philippines. This was part of Nike’s #WitnessHistory tour and stopped in Manila at the Mall of Asia Arena.  He originally was the guest coach of an exhibition game, but eventually subbed himself in, and of course fans went...
  • 10 NBA Players Who Screwed Their Teams Over
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    The egos and morals of some professional athletes are seriously bloated and twisted, as evidenced during the annual offseason circus of free agency and trade demands we're again cycling through. While players handle their situations questionably time and time again, their backwardness can have serious implications for the teams rolling the dice with them. The NBA is a business, and feelings can...
  • LeBron James Most Popular Player In NBA, Kobe No. 2
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    Time heals all wounds, and in the case of NBA fans, it appears they have moved past "hating" on LeBron James for bolting Cleveland via a nationally televised event and then parading on stage in Miami before even winning anything.  A recent ESPN poll shows that LeBron James is the most popular player in the NBA for the first time since 2009 (pre The Decision).  Die-hard fans seem to like James...
  • Kevin Durant & His Fiance Surfing And Chilling On The Beach
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    Kevin Durant lets his game do the majority of the talking for him, so it came as a surprise to most when it was announced that the OKC Thunder’s forward was engaged to Monica Wright of the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx. Over the weekend, the future Mrs. Durant posted a couple pictures of the couple chilling on the beach and getting ready to go surfing.  With these two’s genes, you can bet their...
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