Drake releases “Trophies” (Produced by Hit-Boy)

Drake releases this new single titled “Trophies” produced by Hit-Boy. This follows last night’s announcement on twitter saying that he would release the song today. The sound on this is very different from what was featured on his last album. Lets hope this is the sound of a new sound moving forward.

 

Nike LeBron 11 “Mica Green”

Nike continues to pump out the latest Lebron James signature sneaker even in spite of all the issues it has with its namesake. Here we take a look at the newest colorway of the LeBron 11 which features shades of Mica Green on the upper with pops of Volt. Lunarlon foam sits on top of Nike Zoom units for major cushioning, blending with Hyperposite and Flywire that ultimately is crafted for bold forays to the rim. This sneaker will be released on December 31 on Nike.com (8am EST/5am PST).

Nike Air Foamposite One “Oregon”

Are you a fan of the Oregon Ducks? Are you a fan of the Foams?  Then the Air Foamposite One “Oregon” is the sneaker for you.  The Air Foamposite One Oregon sneaker  reflects the in-your-face style of the team while maintaining a strong sense of stealth.  The sneakers come featuring an all-over reflective wings print inspired by the Ducks on-field uniforms has been paired with a mostly black upper. Ducks insignia on the heel and tongue along with an ice sole highlighted with silver speckles complete the package.  Available December 30th on Nike.com (8am EST/5am PST).

 

 

Air Force 1″Brazil” Collection

With Brazil hosting the World Cup in 2014, there has been an emphasis on the country, its culture and its people.  Here we take a look at a new collection of Air Force 1 dubbed the ‘Brazil’. There are three sneaker models in the collection with each one  tying the cultural elements from Brazil together with individual pops of green, blue, and yellow, as a tribute to the Nation’s iconic colors. White ties the collection together while each shoe features different pops of color – green on the AF1 Low Premium Comfort, blue for the AF1 Downtown and yellow on the Lunar Force 1. The Air Force 1 ‘Brazil’ collection will go on sale Saturday, December 28th on Nike.com.

Justin Bieber Announces His Retirement

A sad day for all the Beliebers out there.  Justin Bieber just announced to his nearly 50 million Twitter followers that he is retiring.

Bieber’s new documentary movie “Believe” opens Christmas Day. Will Justin pull a Jay Z and come back from restaurant? I have a feeling he will.

Our Friend Marc Hill had this to say:

 

Watch the new ‘Community’ Trailer

Community‘s will be making a January 2nd return and below you can watch the trailer for the upcoming season.  Season 5 sees a return to the what made the show great with the return of creator Don Harmon.  This trailer gives us little on what to expect but does spoof  Mad Men‘s style with the teaser. 

Community will return to NBC on January 2nd with an hourlong premiere. The show will feature a slew of guest stars this year, including Breaking Bad‘s Jonathan Banks as a criminology professor and Justifieds Walton Goggins as an investigator linked to Pierce (Chevy Chase, who left the show in 2012).

Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” will See a Release… Soon.. or not

Update:  It looks like the Red Octobers will not see a December 27th release. Foot Locker has shared via Twitter that they will not be releasing the Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” online on December 27, 2013. See the official tweet below:

The Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” will finally see a release. A Foot Locker release date calendar has the highly anticipated Kanye West kicks slated to launch on December 27th. The Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” will in fact release online via Foot Locker on December 27th. According to a recent Tweet by Foot Locker, the shoes will launch at FootLocker.com at 8AM EST on December 27th. As of now, no other sites or stores are confirmed to receive this release.

Foot Locker

Watch Capital Steez in a New Video “47 Piiirates” (Featuring Joey Bada$$ and Dirty Sanchez)

Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era release a  new video for a song by Capital Steez to mark the one year anniversary of his death. The track is “47 Piirates” from the project  AmeriKKKan Korruption Reloaded and features Dirty Sanchez and  production from Joey.  The video features archival “lost footage” as well as pieces from  20 musicians, graffiti artists, videographers, fans and locals to compile. Watch below:

Kanye West Sued Over “Bound 2″ Sample

One of Kanye West’s biggest hits of the year is now leading to a lawsuit. The single “Bound 2″ is now the subject of a lawsuit from  Ricky Spicer, the Ponderosa Twins Plus One singer who sang the original “Bound” when he was 12. The New York Daily News reports that Spicer has asked West to compensate him or cease and desist from using his voice.

“Mr. Spicer’s voice is sampled exactly as he recorded it and his voice … is heard several times.”

The lawsuit also names Roc-A-Fella, Island Def-Jam, Rhino Entertainment, and Universal Music Group. Someone dropped the ball on this one.

Here’s the original song and the “Bound 2″ video:

Okayplayer Mixtape Monday lists the 13 Best Mixtapes Of 2013

Okayplayer presents its best 13 Best Mixtapes of 2013. These are the projects that are deemed unofficial and/or experimental album; but were given away for free. This is how Okayplayer described it:

No these are the 13 best example of that other kind of mixtape; the unofficial and/or experimental album; given away for free, possibly using uncleared samples and generally free from the restrictions that commerce, calendars and other aspects of real life can impose on sonic skill and creativity. This is an important distinction because the main reason we are honoring this as a separate category in 2013 is that there’s too many great releases we couldn’t include on our Top 13 Albums of 2013 because to one degree or another they were not official album releases, and in some ways, not the same kind of considered artistic statement either. But they’re still too dope not to get a mention–and, increasingly, in the age of the freEP, they are emerging as the engine and the signifying unit of music.

Check out the list below and the read the rational behind each choice over at Okayplayer:

1. Q-tip x Busta Rhymes – The Abstract & The Dragon
2. Kelela – Cut 4 Me (Fade To Mind)
3. Joey Bada$$ – SummerKnights
4. The Child of Lov – Crying Thunder
5. Underachievers – Indigoism
6. Kool AD – 63 + 19
7. Flying Lotus – Ideas + Drafts + Loops
8. Action Bronson x Party Supplies – Blue Chips 2
9. Vic Mensa – INNANETAPE
10. Le1f – Fly Zone
11. Big K.R.I.T. – King Remembered In Time
12. Jai Paul – Untitled
13. Elbee Thrie [Phony PPL] – 53,000 Mixtape

Honorable Mixtapes: Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap (disqualified only because it made our Top 13 of ‘real’ albums); Soul Rebels – Drop The PowerOverdoz BoomChris Dave x The DrumhedzRoc Marciano – The Pimpire Strikes Back