• LeBron 9 2x Champs Customs
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    Drawing on inspiration from the LeBron X "Championship Pack," District Customs came up with this dope LeBron 9 "Two Time Champs." Using the black/gold LeBron 9 PS Elite as its base, the "Two Time Champs" version sports a sweet graphic print that was seen on the LeBron X low in the "Championship Pack." The custom also features a sole swap to further resemble the LeBron X low. These look so clean,...
  • Nike Unveils Kobe 9
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    Ladies and gentleman, the Nike Kobe 9 Elite "Masterpiece." Mark Parker, CEO of Nike, Eric Avar, the designer, and Kobe Bryant, the Black Mamba, were all present for the official unveiling of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite. The super high-top sneaker features Nike Flyknit, Flywire, and Lunarlon. Parker said of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite, "There's 50% less waste than a traditional basketball shoe." This is due...
  • Samples Of The Week: March 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 8 NBA Players With Gang Affiliations
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    The relationship between basketball and gangs is no secret. Traditionally the best basketball players often came out of the most impoverished areas, in which they had very little options other than balling or joining a set. Over the last decade the dynamics of the game of basketball has continued to change as an exceedingly high amount of NBA players are now coming from middle and upper middle...
  • Trinidad James Breaks Out Another Early Jordan Release
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    Trinidad James was one of many celeberties seen rocking the Air Jordan 3 "Legends of the Summer" and the more and more we see of it we wonder, will we ever see a release date? Trinidad James rocked them with all red jogger pants and he also left the hang tag on, typical Trinidad James. The Air Jordan 3 "Legends of the Summer"  features a premium nubuck upper with hits of patent leather on the...
  • Origins: The Samples From Big Sean's "Hall Of Fame"
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    Big Sean's G.O.O.D. Music album Hall Of Fame has been out long enough at this point for us all to properly digest it. The album has generally been received as a step up from his debut effort, Finally Famous, with a selection of beats that reflect who Sean is as a rapper. The rapper who is vying for a spot among the best emcees in the game shows us what he has lyrics-wise and production-wise with...
  • Riff Raff's Creates Ugliest Custom Sneaker
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    Riff Raff showed off his custom Jordan 1 Mids, dubbed the "Real Boy" Jordan 1s. Complete with Carolina Blue Laces and a self portait along the paneling, the shoe features an array of colors swirled across the upper as well as "Riff Raff" in flowing cursive writing. The seven second vine is hardly long enough to explain the exact meaning, if any, behind these custom Jordan 1s, but they certainly...
  • Fresh Prince Jordan Sneakers
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    Over the past few months we have seen leaked images of many pairs of Jordan "Bel-Air" sneakers. These shoes of course taking inspiration from the TV show, Fresh Prince of Bel-air, where Will Smith constantly wore Jordan sneakers. Click through the slides to see all of the Bel-Air sneakers so you can plan for their releases in October.
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