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A Look Inside the NBA Europe Headquarters in London

While it might not be as popular as football, basketball still has enough fans across the pond for the NBA to have a headquarters in London, which takes care of marketing initiatives for the European region including consumer recruitment and engagement, and corporate partnerships. Thanks to The Daily Street we’re getting a look inside the office, and it’s a basketball fan’s dream. The space is like an NBA museum, home to endless artefacts including jerseys from key players that are made to the actual spec that those players would have worn at the time of that design, and a wall of all 30 authentic NBA team jerseys. Employees also have their own jerseys hung over their chair. Meeting rooms are named after icons of the game including Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Shaquille O’Neill, and Michael Jordan, with each room decked out in team colors and housing various items of memorabilia as well as an inspirational quote on the wall. The center of the office is home to a large recreation space, outfitted with a 10-foot by 6-foot plasma screen that’s set up for playing NBA 2K15, naturally.

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Kanye West to Star in Spike Lee’s Musical Comedy Chiraq

Kanye West to Star in Spike Lee's Musical Comedy Chiraq

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Spike Lee‘s new film is a musical comedy called Chiraq. It’s about a woman who wants to end gang violence in Chicago; it’s based on the classic Greek tale "Lysistrata". As Screen Daily reports, the film will star Kanye West.

Jennifer Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Cusack are also set to star in the film. It’s set to be released online and in theaters via Amazon Original Movies.

It was reported last month that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel took issue with the name of the movie. Lee and Emanuel met to discuss Lee’s plans. "We had an honest, frank conversation," Emanuel said (via The Huffington Post). "He said that while the movie is about the neighborhood of Englewood, I was clear that I was not happy about the title.”

Watch West do "All Day" at the BRIT Awards:

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Jamie xx featuring Young Thug – I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)

In the run up to the Jamie xx’s debut solo album In Colour, comes a new track featuring Atlanta native Young Thug in one of the most intriguing and perhaps highly anticipated collaborations released prior to the album itself. The single comes as another teaser ahead of the largely collaborative six year project adding to an impressive roster of guest appearances including that of xx band mates Romy of “Loud Places” and Oliver Sim. Accustomed to the use of unorthodox vocals, namely that of Gil Scott-Heron, Jamie xx has managed to effectively utilize Young Thug’s vocal range and raspy undertone to compliment the usual rhythm of his electronic production. Head on over to iTunes for more information on the forthcoming release and for the future download of I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times).

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Pusha T’s ‘King Push’ is Dropping Next Month

Fans of Pusha T have been patiently waiting the follow-up to his stellar 2013 debut My Name Is My Name, and the wait might be close to over according to new reports. Hits Daily Double has a listing on its upcoming releases page for King Push, noting it as slated to release on June 30 via Def Jam Records. There’s been no official announcement as of yet, but Push has said publicly that the album would be coming in spring 2015. For now it’s a game of watch and wait, but for more music news stay tuned to HYPETRAK.

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First Look at the Nike KD 8 “Bright Crimson”

Just hours ago, we posted the supposed Nike KD 8 release date, but now we have some more photos of the upcoming shoes for Kevin Durant. The Nike KD 8 will be coming soon in a Bright Crimson colorway dressing the shoe top to bottom in shades of red with Bright Crimson hitting the laces, […]

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Heineken Green Room Returns With Peedi Crakk & The Who Got Jazz Band – Friday, May 15

Heineken Green Room is back with a highly anticipated performance by Peedi Crakk! The industry vet will be backed by the “Who Got the Jazz band” at Pub Webb Live on Friday, May 15 for a show you won’t want to miss!

The Heineken Green Room takes place in cities across the country and features cutting-edge musical acts. Combining great energy and music together for an incredible experience that’s not your usual music concert. This special performance by Peedi Crakk is presented by Veteran Freshman, the brainchild of promoter and marketer Yusuf Yuie. Keeping the energy going throughout the night will be DJ Ayeboogie.

Peedi Crakk rose to fame during the State Property take over when a few dope emcees from Philadelphia found themselves signed to one of the hottest labels of the late 90s and 2000s–Roc-A-Fella Records under the guise of Jay-Z and Dame Dash. Crakk’s melodic flow and playful banter quickly put a spotlight on the North Philadelphia native as a standout star.

If you are a hip hop lover, this is the show for you. Bound to be an explosive performance, we know fans may also be holding out for a surprise guest or two. Fingers crossed. Be sure to register ASAP!

This event is open ONLY to Heineken Green Room members. Insiders must RSVP for themselves +1 friend by May 13 at 5 p.m.

You must be 21+ to attend this show.

Heineken Green Room: Peedi Crakk with the “Who Got Jazz” band.
When: Friday, May 15, 9 PM
Where: Pub Webb Live, 1527 Cecil B. Moore Ave
Cost: Free with RSVP
More Info: Click here.

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Nike Kobe 10 “Fundamentals” Official Images

Based on the foundational qualities of Kobe Bryant’s game that have allowed him to master the artistry of sport, the Nike Kobe 10 “Fundamentals” fittingly strikes a bound between white and black tones – a core color palette by all accounts. Utilizing breathable white mesh construction to ensure comfort and cohesion, monochromatic black accents blend to […]

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Nike Flyknit Racer Fireberry/Pink Flash/Volt

Following the unveiling of the "Sport Turquoise" colorway just a couple of days back, Nike presents a new iteration of the lightweight Flyknit Racer silhouette for the summer season. This time around, the popular runner sports an eye-catching pink color along its seamless knit upper which ensures maximum comfort and breathability for runners and casual wearer’s alike. Contrasting volt branding at the sidepanel, tongue and sole, in addition to complementary Flywire details enhance the runner’s vibrant design. Placed atop of a crisp white outsole, the latest color variant is available for purchase at select Nike accounts and Nike UK for £130 GBP (approximately $201 USD).

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Under Armour Curry One “MVP”

Not unlike the player after which it is designed, the Under Armour Curry One has been a quiet champion on the realm of performance footwear. Steph Curry’s recognition as this year’s NBA Most Valuable Player is quite a statement though, and accordingly Under Armour has rolled out a special new colorway of his signature sneaker: the UA Curry One "MVP." Here we find the sneaker outfitted with a dope white-to-black gradient upper, which rests atop the brand’s proprietary Charged Cushioning system. This special iteration of the sneaker will release on June 13, will you be picking it up to support Curry and the Warriors’ championship campaign? Be sure to leave thoughts below.

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Watch the Producers of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ Break Down the Making Of The Album

In an attempt to tell the behind the scenes story of how Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore album To Pimp a Butterfly was created, Revolt turned to key contributors Terrace Martin, Mixed By Ali, Tae Beast and Sounwave. Touching on an array …

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Kate Faust in Brooklyn Tonight!

Brooklyn! Catch Kate Faust at Kinfolk tonight for Pugilista Trading Co. presents “Exploded Sound Sessions” Kate Faust (Philadelphia) & soundfounder (ED/Austin) at Kinfolk 94 in Brooklyn, NY.

Pugilista Trading Co. in connection
with Exploded Drawing presents
a new monthly (April through July)
at Kinfolk 94 in Brooklyn, NY
called “Exploded Sound Sessions”

Last Thursday of each month April through July Doors at 7p

line-ups (More info TBA):

April 30th:
Kate Faust (Philadelphia) & soundfounder (ED/Austin)