Jordan Brand is going above and beyond when it comes to celebrating the 23rd anniversary of the Air Jordan 6. JB is bringing back some classic colorways such as the Black/Infrared and Sport Blue, and is also delivering some newness, like this all-red 6 that is rumored to drop this year.
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 honey".
NY Strip Club Offers Carmelo 'Melo Love' Package If He Signs With Knicks Jul 10, 2014 at 08:58 AM 6,254 Views
Carmelo Anthony has received a ton of offers over the last couple of weeks, but none like this. New York strip club, Scores, has made Melo an offer that would be tough to refuse: free lap dances for life... if he resigns with the Knicks.
On July 8th, Meek Mill stopped by the scene of a fire that killed four children in Southwest Philadelphia, responding to a tweet by Philadelphia radio station Hot 107.9 requesting assistance from the general public. Meek responded by tweeting that he would help.
Common Disagrees With Lord Jamar's Comments About White Rappers Jul 10, 2014 at 03:49 AM 10,223 Views
While speaking with Vlad TV about the upcoming season of AMC's "Hell On Wheels," Common took a moment to address issues of race in hip-hop culture, going as far to directly address Jamar's comments that white rappers are "guests" in the genre.
Stacey Dash Says Kanye West Should Go To Prison And Learn What Rape Is Jul 10, 2014 at 03:29 AM 18,932 Views
In a segment of the Fox News program "Outnumbered," actress Stacey Dash responded to comments made by Kanye West comparing paparazzi attention to sexual assault.
Fredo Santana Reveals Tracklist And Cover Art For "Walking Legend" Jul 9, 2014 at 07:00 PM 16,465 Views
Back in May, we learned of Fredo Santana's upcoming album Walking Legend when he released the track "Coming Up." "That's A No No," which featured Lil Reese, followed, and now we've got the full tracklist from the project. The artwork is in the gallery above, and check out the tracklist below.
In the wake of Busta Rhymes' huge new single with Eminem, "Calm Down," hip-hop publications have been scrambling to interview him, and most of the resulting articles have produced headlines that are quite eye-catching. Following stories about Bussa Bus battling Eminem and breaking a windshield with his face, we now have one about his relative dissatisfaction with the state of modern hip-hop.
In a league full of outrageously unique personalities and stylings, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook ranks near the top. Skinny jeans, backpacks, that whole nerd look; Russ West has it down to a science.
Yes it's back again! We've gone digging for those stupid, hilarious, random and anger-filled comments that your favorite rappers make, for another edition of Shit Rappers Say. Unlike any other genre, you can always expect rappers to be outspoken, and be blunt with honesty, after all that's what they endeavor to do with their music.
This year's Global Citizen Festival has announced a pretty strong line-up, consisting of headliners Jay Z and The Roots, as well as Tiesto and No Doubt, there seems to be a little something for everybody.
Fashawn Signs With Nas' Mass Appeal, Announces "The Ecology" Release Date Jul 9, 2014 at 01:43 PM 2,879 Views
With the launch of Nas' Mass Appeal imprint, we had heard rumors that he signed Boldy James, Bishop Nehru and Fashawn. While Boldy James has been confirmed as a signee of the label, we haven't received confirmation from the source on the other two rising MCs.
The #1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft has officially signed a contract with Adidas, joining the likes of Damian Lillard and Dwight Howard. The newest Cleveland Cavalier had this to say in a written statement via Adidas;
Back in April, we reported that Jay-Z & Roc-A-Fella Records were subjected to a $100,000 extortion plot at the hand of one of Jay's old sound engineers Chauncey Mahan.
B.o.B. Announces "No Genre 2" Mixtape [Update: Artwork & Tracklist Revealed] Jul 9, 2014 at 12:45 AM 35,125 Views
B.o.B.'s Underground Luxury had some pretty big singles in "Ready" and "Headband", but it didn't make the noise as a full project as it maybe should have. Ever since its release back in December, B.o.B has remained relatively quiet, and that’s not because of its low record sales, but because he was busy working on a new project.
First Week Sales Projections For Trey Songz' "Trigga" & Robin Thicke's "Paula" [Update: Official Numbers Are In] Jul 9, 2014 at 12:10 AM 44,173 Views
Trey Songz & Robin Thicke both had new albums drop today, July 1st, and just hours into their releases we already have early sales projections rolling in. While there can only be one top spot for the week, this week’s release appears to not even be close.
Release Date Revealed For Jhene Aiko's Debut Album "Souled Out" Jul 8, 2014 at 09:16 PM 18,643 Views
After a minor setback, it looks like the follow up to Jhene Aiko's Sail Out EP will finally be arriving next month.
Jim Jones Talks G-Unit And A$AP Mob, Says Dipset Had The "Most Influential" Style In Hip-Hop Jul 8, 2014 at 05:43 PM 18,012 Views
XXL just published a lengthy interview with Dipset Capo Jim Jones, and in it, he gives his strong opinions on a number of issues. Most notably, Jones addresses his crew's former beef with G-Unit, the Dipset comparisons A$AP Mob frequently gets, and The Diplomats' ongoing legacy. Check out the full thing here, and read excerpts below.
Da Mafia 6ix's DJ Paul announced a string of new tour dates today for "The Triple 6ix Massacre" tour, which will kick off on July 11th.
Rappers are storytellers of the modern age. The media often misunderstands these narrators of society, but future generations will recognize them as windows into the past. Truly talented rappers have the ability to connect with people through their words, which may or may not be written down prior to the stage of recording.
We've got some good/bad news for Earl Sweatshirt fans. The good news is that a follow-up to 2013's Doris is dropping soon; the bad news (for those of you with plans to see Earl in the next two months) is that he won't be completing his current tour.
Bodega Bamz has been rolling out goodies from his new collaborative Sunday Service EP with The Martinez Bros for the last few months, dropping "Fuck Dat Shit" with Raekwon, "93 Acura Legend" and a video for "Going To DR." The full project arrives today, and Bamz is letting us stream it for free on his SoundCloud page.
One of Michael Jordan's player exclusive kicks is currently available on eBay, and the asking price is $15,000. The pair of sneakers which carry the monstrous price tag are the black and red Air Jordan 11 Low.
Meek Mill Calls Out Wale For Not Promoting His New LP [Update: Wale Responds] Jul 8, 2014 at 02:17 PM 112,923 Views
There could be tensions rising within the Maybach Music Group if Meek Mill's recent tweets are any indication. As we reported yesterday, the MMG rapper announced a release date for his forthcoming album Dreams Worth More Than Money. He was heavily promoting it on Twitter, and undoubtedly some of his MMG counterparts followed suit-- except one. Wale.
MTV's been getting some good interviews with Lil Wayne on the set of his video shoot for "Krazy." Last week, they broke the news that Weezy's Jay Z shout-out on "D'usse" was out of love, not hate, and now they've coaxed some more info about Tha Carter V out of Tunechi.
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