What a time to be alive….for Nike.
The Air Jordan Space Jam 11 released during last year’s holiday season and the numbers of how well the sneaker did are now in and let’s just say, the space jam made history. This should come to no surprise, due to the fact the space Jam 11 was one of the most highly anticipated Air Jordan releases of last year. The shoe recently surpassed the sales of the Air Jordan 11 72-10 which was slated as the highest grossing sneaker in Nike Brand’s history.
President of Nike, Trevor Edwards has confirmed the news in a recent Nike, Inc document simply crowning the Space Jam 11 as the highest grosser ever.
“The Space Jam 11 was the largest and most successful shoe launch in the history of Nike.” – Trevor Edwards
Each shoe released at a set price of $220 and featured patent leather with the ’45’ replacing the ’23’ branding on the heel, giving the shoe an updated look.
Spring is here and the vibrant colorways are here also, Nike has added yet another striking colorway to the collection with the “dusted clay” Air Max 95 releasing soon. The colorway is adorned in different tones of brown contrasted with a light tan shade in leather with an off-white midsole and mesh. The shoes have a striking resemblance to the “Wheat” colorway that was heavily used by Nike last year.
The kicks are strictly for the ladies and are already available across the country and will soon be available in the United States. Check out images of the Nike Air Max 95 “Dusted Clay” in the gallery below.
Stay tuned for more details regarding the release date of the kicks.
After coming off a very successful SXSW stop where he performed alongside acts like Lil Wayne, Dave East, A-Boogie just to name a few. G Herbo has now released a commemorative merchandise capsule alongside the release of his Welcome To Fazoland 1.5 EP – which celebrates the 3-year anniversary of Welcome To Fazoland.Delivery 2: Welcome To Fazoland.
The second delivery features a set of 10 exclusive pieces in three tees, five hoodies and two lighters. throughout the merchandise some of Herbo’s most heartfelt lyrics are printed. Song’s like “Mamma I’m Sorry” and “Write Your Name” from Welcome To Fazoland’s are a few notables printed on tees and hoodies. You can now purchase from the collection here: https://gherbo.com/collections/frontpage
“I remember, comin’ in middle of the night my eyes red. You asked me why and I ain’t wanna tell you cause my guys dead.” – “Mamma I’m Sorry” G. Herbo
The N.L.M.B (Never Leave My Brothers) movement, is meant to inspire and hold each other accountable, especially those in Chicago aspiring to a better life. The lyrics found in the collection are dedicated to those lost along his journey, showcasing a point of self-reflection for G Herbo.
Welcome to Fazoland 1.5 is available for streaming now. Check
The spring is here and it looks like G-Eazy and his team prepped up a fancy Lookbook fit for his new S/S ’17 collection. Eazy who is known for his one of a kind style has placed an unique signature on his merch collection that features a leather moto jacket, a wool flannel, a stylish tennis skirt for the ladies and much more. He partnered with amazing photographer, Alex Bortz who presents the lookbook to the masses. Check out the full lookbook at https://g-eazy.com/blog/ss17-lookbook.
If you would like to purchase a piece of merch from the collection, click here. Check out images of the lookbook and collection in the gallery below.
On April 22nd it’s Record Store Day which is the celebration of “the culture of the independently owned record store”. Several special-edition vinyls are set to be pressed up and Record Store Day 2017 Hip Hop veteran Slick Rick will be the recipient of a reissued vinyl, released by Get On Down Records. The special edition of his 1988 debut album, The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick, will be released with a book.
“From the little boy who was misled to the tense police chase, to the unsure children hearing the story from their ‘Uncle Ricky,’ this is the most unique way the story has ever been presented.”
-Get On Down Records
The classic single “Children’s Story” off the LP will be turned into an actual “children’s story” picture book. The song will be transformed into an 18-page, full-color book, with Rick’s lyrics re-created into a hand-drawn tale. This is a great way for this generation to get a Hip Hop 101 lesson from a timeless classic.
We got to catch up with various artist at SXSW from KYLE, K$upreme, Rico Recklezz, HoodRich Pablo Juan, Don Monique, and Wifisfuneral as they talk about there plans for 2017, SXSW, and also giving advice to upcoming artist. Check out the videos below and don’t forget to subscribe!
KYLE talks the vibe at SXSW, the feel of his music and overall sound, and plans for 2017.
K $upreme talks about his music, being for the youth, and the latest about his new project “Flex Musik”
Rico Recklezz talks how his music is hype and lyrical, upcoming projects, and inspirations. “RECKLEZZ”
HoodRich Pablo Juan Talks His Plans for a five car garage, his overall sound, and talks his project “DD3”
Donmonique talks her upcoming project “Thirst Trap 2”, upcoming movie, and gives advice upcoming artist.
Wififuneral defines his music, talks signing to Interscope, and gives inspiration.
Rick Ross talks about his beef with Birdman and how ‘Idols Become Rivals’. Along with contract situations in which Young Money did not support Lil Wayne and are preventing him from releasing his music. He also follow ups with promoting and breaking down the creation of his new album ‘Port of Miami 2‘. Check out the full interview!
Just days after being upset by South Carolina in the NCAA Tournament, Coach K is forced to let go a freshman stud.
Today, sources have learned that Duke freshman forward Jayson Tatum has declared himself eligible for the 2017 NBA Draft. Coming into this year, Tatum was one of the nation’s highly recruited players. The game behind the name definitely lived up to the hype as he was able to average 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks while shooting 45.2 percent from the field. Tatum has the potential to become an game breaker as he has shown moments where his explosiveness was on full display.
Scouts and coaches believe that Jayson has the potential to be in the running as the #1 overall pick. Showcasing the ability to shoot, rebound and defend during his freshman campaign, all while boasting a 6’8″ frame, Jayson creates mismatch problems for the opposition. Depending on which team has the #1 pick, don’t be surprise if it’s a neck to neck race between Tatum and Washington Huskies freshman guard Markelle Fultz.
Mike Brey on Jayson Tatum: If he's not the #1 pick in NBA draft, I really gotta see the guy who is the #1 pick. He's just an amazing player.
— David Glenn Show (@DavidGlennShow) March 12, 2017
Jayson Tatum. There is no ceiling.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 12, 2017
Bronx’s own Finess is on the prowl and ready to show the NYC rap scene that he’s the next superstar on deck
His reputation for word play, raw potential and talent is slowly bring a lot of attention to his craft. His latest mix tape entitled “Checkmate” included few singles such as “School of Hard Knocks”, “Checks” and “Did Me Wrong” catching the attention of many new followers, thereby increasing his fan base. After the release of his freestyle single entitled “Therapy”, he grasped an even larger audience with his versatility, touching on racial inequality and the black lives matter movement. Check out the witty wordplay on the track which had the streets buzzing.
The innovator and creator of basketball’s hottest movement known as “Jelly-Fam” was honored as the 2016-2017 New York State High School Male Basketball Player Of The Year.
His name has been ringing bells through the AAU and high school basketball circuit for the past two summers. He has quickly created a legacy that will be talked about as years go by. But Isaiah Washington is just a senior point guard out of Harlem, NY who is just prepping the big stage for his coming out party to mecca of basketball in America. A couple of days ago, he took another major step into the progression of super-stardom as Washington made history by becoming the 4th point guard to be named “Mr. Basketball” in the state of New York, joining floor generals such as Kenny Anderson, Stephon Marbury, and Sebastian Telfair .
Washington had a phenomenal season for the St. Raymond Ravens in which he averaged 26 points and 6 assists per game. His crafty play and versatile scoring ability was on full display especially against divisional foe Cardinal Hayes High School as he was able to put up 54 points in a game which led to his team to the win. But Washington is not a stranger of having big games as his future Minnesota Gopher head coach Rich Pitino praises Washington as “hands down one of the most dynamic point guards in the nation.”
Ranked 64th in the nation in the class of 2017 by basketball recruiting services such as 247Sports.com, “Zay” has embraced the spotlight with open arms as he’s en route to elevating his signature move which made him an crowd favorite amongst the NYC hoops circuit. His signature attack to the rim has inspired young NYC hoopers to come out on the court and practice one of basketball’s most slickest and fanciest shot: the finger roll. If you attend an game where Isaiah is on the floor, you bound to have a huge crowd response as the fans go crazy hollering “JELLYYY” whenever Washington makes his patent finger roll layup. His smooth, slick tip-of-the-twine touch around the rim help pave the way to an basketball superhero club known as “Jelly Fam”.
Created by him and his close friend Ja’Quaye James, a standout at Teaneck High School, “Jelly Fam” can be considered the hoop version of the Diplomats as they give out certain objectives admirers need to complete in a basketball game at the highest level of hoops as auditions to join the group. With the stylish finesse of the “finger roll” lay up being on display, Washington showcases the powerful symbolism of the layup which inspires the youth to look at as similiar as catch a dunk. Thanks to using social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter to get girls, the movement has became an huge phenomenon which evolved to include some of amateur basketball’s most elite prospects in the circuit such as 6’6 prep Kentucky commit Sidney Wilson, Jordan Walker, and Milicia Reid, an 5’9 point guard who has committed to Ole Miss and was dubbed as First Lady of Jelly Fam.
Mr. Jellyfam himself inspired a wide range of kids to start their own basketball crew known as the “Floater Fam , the “Iso Fam” and “Get Buckets Regardless Fam” as they willing to create a stamp and continue to elevate the standard of how talented players from NYC are such as Isaiah. Already a trendsetter and a high school legend, all eyes will be on #11 as he plans to put NYC on his back while introduce the Minnesota Gopher fans how to get your “jelly” on on the hardwood floor.