Drake Drops New Track in Latest OVO Sound Radio Mix

Drake just announced that he will be dropping a new track, "Summer Sixteen," via an OVO Sound Radio mix beginning at 6pm EST. The image art for the hinted track was produced by Filip Pagowski, the artist behind the instantly recognizable COMME des GARCONS PLAY heart icon. The song comes as a little surprise treat for fans around the world as everybody waits for Drizzy’s next studio album titled Views From The 6. You can listen to the new track drop on OVO Sound Radio now and be sure to let us know what you think of it.
UPDATE: Download the track off iTunes here.

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Public School Drops a Portrait-Style Campaign for SS16

After their recent collaborative efforts with Air Jordan, New Yorkers Public School are back with a sleek new campaign to promote this season. Shot by Lachlan Bailey, the street-luxe label shows off a fresh selection off high-end capsule items including shirting, trousers, blazer-style jackets, and footwear. In true Public School style, the series is captured in […]

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Meek Mill Drops Second Installment of ‘4/4’ and Disses Drake Again

Meek Mill is not one to shy away from the spotlight, and he definitely isn’t afraid to share it with Drake, or 50 Cent (even if the rapper didn’t respond). Much to the rapper’s chagrin, he fires shots at Drizzy again but aside from the blows, this EP comes just weeks after Meek launched his 4/4 series. From the production side, expect contributions from Beat Bully, Ben Billions, MandoFresh and Chopsquad DJ. Future. Take a listen below and let us know what you think.

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Nike Basketball Celebrates Sport Royalty in Toronto

Kobe Bryant, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, Paul George and LeBron James are set to showcase pinnacle performance shoes inspired by Toronto’s royal origins during the 2016 NBA All-Star game. The Kobe 11 features a sleek black upper with a glowing green pop as a nod to the luminescence of the Northern Lights. Meanwhile, Anthony Davis’ Air Audacity brings the power of “The Brow” […]

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Supreme 2016 Spring/Summer Teaser

Supreme has just released a teaser for its upcoming 2016 spring/summer collection. Featuring just a white jacket with an all-over gun print, it’s reminiscent of the 2013 spring/summer shirt that also incorporated a somewhat similar design. While it’s only one photo, we will definitely let you know when the full lookbook has dropped in addition to any release dates. Make sure to subscribe to Supreme’s mailing list so you can be first to know about any news.

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RIAA Announces Streaming Will Count Toward Platinum and Gold Certifications

RIAA Announces Streaming Will Count Toward Platinum and Gold Certifications

Since 1958, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has awarded platinum and gold certifications based on the quantity of albums sold by an artist. One million sold copies meant a record was platinum; half a million meant gold. Today, the RIAA announced a change in that methodology. Now, it will count on-demand audio and video streaming, along with the traditional album sales, in determining whether a record is platinum or gold.

One stream doesn’t equal one sale, however. Instead, 1,500 on-demand audio or video streams will amount to one album sale. (On-demand streaming refers to the ability to choose what song you’re listening to—services like Spotify and Apple Music, not internet radio sites like Pandora.) The RIAA’s announcement didn’t mention how these 1,500 streams will be tallied up—for example, whether one stream of a 17-song album will count the same as 17 streams of a single taken from the album. 

Cary Sherman, CEO and chairman of the RIAA, spoke about the shift in a statement:

For nearly six decades, whether it’s vinyl, CDs, downloads or now streams, the Gold & Platinum Program has adapted to recognize the benchmarks of success in an evolving music marketplace. We know that music listening—for both for albums and songs—is skyrocketing, yet that trend has not been reflected in our album certifications. Modernizing our Album Award to include music streaming is the next logical step in the continued evolution of Gold & Platinum Awards, and doing so enables RIAA to fully reward the success of artists’ albums today.

To accompany the news, the RIAA announced that 17 artists have been award with newly designated gold or platinum records. Amongst those records, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, Big Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise, and Coldplay’s Ghost Stories have been designated as platinum. Meanwhile, the Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness went double platinum.

Update (4:45 p.m.): Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony Tiffith has criticized the RIAA’s changes on Twitter, saying, "We don’t stand behind this RIAA bs." Find his statement below.

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The Portland Trail Blazers & Trillblazin Are Hosting A Sneaker Event

words // Nick DePaula: For the second year in a row, the Portland Trail Blazers-themed quirky social media collective Trillblazin is teaming up with the actual Trail Blazers team for a sneaker event at the squad’s arena. The “In Case You Missed It” event, taking place tomorrow afternoon in Portland, doubles as both a Buy […]

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New Future Album to Be Premiered on DJ Khaled’s New Beats 1 Show

New Future Album to Be Premiered on DJ Khaled's New Beats 1 Show

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DJ Khaled‘s Beats 1 show, We the Best Radio, debuts this Friday. Today, Khaled said he’ll premiere a new Future album during the show. In a Snapchat, he appeared with Future, and said, "I have Future’s album/tape, that I’m premiering first on We the Best Radio, Apple Music." (Future added: "This Friday, We the Best, don’t miss it. Love.") Watch that clip below, as well as a trailer for the show. 

On Twitter, Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe confirmed Khaled’s new show, as well as the new Future music. It follows last month’s Purple Reign.

We the Best Radio airs at 8 PM EST. 

 

Check out our interview with Future, and read "Future’s Inferno: Monster, One Year Later".

Read "He the Best: An Interview With DJ Khaled About Basketball" on the Pitch.

Watch Future freestyle over a TNGHT beat in an episode of Pitchfork.tv’s "Selector":

Here’s DJ Khaled’s episode of "Over/Under":

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Nike Air Rift “Cherry Blossom”

Cherry blossom drops have been popping up left and right, including everything from SBs like Stefan Janoski’s low-top signature to NSW silhouettes like the Roshe One, Cortez and Toki Slip-On. Now the Air Rift is joining the club, returning to our viral pages for the first time since last winter’s all-white Pedro Lourenço collab. Like the aforementioned "Cherry Blossom" drops, the latest nod to Japanese culture employs a predominately white look with a pale blue and light pink graphic subtly incorporated throughout.
Look for the kicks do drop in women’s sizes soon at NSW spots worldwide.

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The adidas Crazy 8 “Aurora Borealis” Adopts All-Star Theme

Sticking with the All-Star theme surrounding Toronto’s Northern Lights, adidas Basketball unleashes a stunning new rendition of Crazy 8. Densely hued blending purple, blue and pink, the former signature shoe of Kobe Bryant sees a patterned base that adds another layer of distinction to the already uniquely crafted shoe. Give the adidas Crazy 8 “Aurora Borealis” […]

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The Nike Kyrie 2 Glows Up in Green

While it’s still to wonder when the Nike Kyrie 2 “All-Star” edition will release, Nike Basketball isn’t slowing with other upcoming colorways of Irving’s second signature silhouette. Similar to the Nike Kyrie 1 iteration of the same moniker, the second coming of the style is vindicated with a “Green Glow” edition, too. Here, an imposing […]

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Artists Imagine a Shoe for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

We have already seen The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ eye masks re-imagined with upscale fashion sense, and now two artists have come up with a concept of what their shoes would look like. Featuring an ergonomic design complete with two toe compartments, Hussain Almossawi & Quintin Williams present a laceless design rendered in a white/black camouflage color scheme, and touches of light green at the ankle and outsole. Hexagonal vents inspired by turtle shells cover the forefront of the shoe, while a ribbon wrap provides additional support. The concept is finished off with a zip-closure and leather detailing along the ankle. Check out the awesome final design, as well as a white mockup and sketches of the shoe above.

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Africa’s Tech Gold Rush

kigali Africa is on the verge of something big. This seems to be a quiet, cautious consensus in some investment communities. The past year has been peppered with stories of tech startup hubs emerging across the continent, from Lagos to Kigali to Agadir. The model of American tech entrepreneurship looks to be slowly sparking a renaissance in the Silicon Sahara. Read More

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Nike Air Trainer Cruz “Rush Blue”

One of the more attention-grabbing colorways of the Nike Air Trainer Cruz to appear is undoubtedly the "Rush Blue" rendition. Outfitted in an all-over ultramarine hue, the sneaker features suede material on the toe box and ankle collar, while a woven side panel adds more textural interest to the upper. Completing the silhouette are tonal straps over the forefoot and around the heel, while silver accents adorn the eyelets. Look for the Nike Air Trainer Cruz "Rush Blue" to drop after the imminent Superbowl, with a global release scheduled for February 10.

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Dr. Dre Signs Anderson .Paak

Welcome. Aftermath gets the last laugh 💨🍃🍂🍃 http://pic.twitter.com/Byu9ELOXtZ — Andy (@AndersonPaak) January 31, 2016 Aftermath gets the last laugh again. Following Anderson .Paak’s appearance on Dr.Dre’s Compton, the Cali singer has signed to the Doc’s legendary imprint. In the clip above he makes the announcement on his Twitter handle.

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