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Friday Notes for June 7th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Friday, June 7th, 2024. A Look at the NBA Finals Game Recaps and new music from Tems and Kaytranada.
Friday Notes for June 7th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day.

Friday New Music Releases

Tems releases "Born in the Wild"

Tems releases “Born In the Wild”
Almost six years after releasing her breakout single, 2018’s “Mr Rebel,” Nigerian superstar Tems delivers her debut LP, Born in the Wild.

Kaytranada Releases New Album "Timeless" Featuring Childish Gambino, Tinashe, Dawn Richard, & More

Kaytranada Announces New Album “Timeless” Featuring Childish Gambino, Tinashe, Dawn Richard, & More
Kaytranada has officially announced his highly anticipated new album, “Timeless,” which will feature a star-studded lineup including Childish Gambino, Tinashe, Dawn Richard, and more. The album marks Kaytranada’s return to solo projects.

Culture

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Not Like Us’ could be the next great sports anthem

On an early May evening, Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Gavin Lux made his way to the batter’s box in the third inning against the Florida Marlins as rapper Kendrick Lamar’s “Not Like Us” blasted from the speakers. As walk-up music goes, the acclaimed Compton, California, lyricist’s KO of Drake — which was punctuated by a deeply personal battle — was eyebrow-raising. Lanier “DJ Severe” Stewart, the Dodgers’ musical director in charge of song placement, was initially apprehensive about playing the bruising song.

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Not Like Us’ could be the next great sports anthem
The Compton rapper’s hit song is taking over stadiums across the country

NBA Finals (Game 1 Recap)

Lockdown defense, 3s and a unicorn: Game 1 revealed Boston's blueprint

With a stifling defense and the return of their game-changing big man, Boston did what it was built for in a near-perfect Finals opener.

Lockdown defense, 3s and a unicorn: Game 1 revealed Boston’s blueprint
With a stifling defense and the return of their game-changing big man, Boston did what it was built for in a near-perfect Finals opener.

Biggest takeaways from Game 1 between Boston and Dallas

The Finals tipped off with a dominant Celtics win. Our NBA insiders break down what stood out from Thursday night.

Celtics command the Garden: Biggest takeaways of Game 1 of the NBA Finals between Boston and Dallas
The 2024 NBA Finals are finally here! Our NBA insiders break down their biggest takeaways from the Game 1 series opener between the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics.

Kristaps Porzingis Is an Existential Threat to the Mavericks

The Boston Celtics are a different beast when their matchup-busting center is spacing the floor and protecting the rim. Can Dallas find any answers to its Porzingis problem? 

Kristaps Porzingis Is an Existential Threat to the Mavericks
The Boston Celtics are a different beast when their matchup-busting center is spacing the floor and protecting the rim. Can Dallas find any answers to its Porzingis problem?

Sports

Dan Hurley to the Lakers Isn’t As Risky As It Sounds

Don’t let the UConn head coach’s lack of NBA experience fool you. The notion that a college coach can’t handle the pros is woefully outdated. “I always thought it was inaccurate,” says P.J. Carlesimo. 

If Dan Hurley—the latest glitzy name to emerge in the Los Angeles Lakers’ coaching search—were to win the job, he would face some potentially daunting challenges: a superstar nearing his 40th birthday, a flimsy supporting cast, a dearth of young talent, and of course the usual soaring expectations that come with a splashy hire.

Dan Hurley to the Lakers Isn’t As Risky As It Sounds
Don’t let the UConn head coach’s lack of NBA experience fool you. The notion that a college coach can’t handle the pros is woefully outdated. “I always thought it was inaccurate,” says P.J. Carlesimo.

Silver: Exploring NBA expansion next on agenda

With the league's new media rights deals nearly done, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday that the focus will shift to potential expansion.

Silver: Exploring NBA expansion next on agenda
With the league’s new media rights deals nearly done, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday that the focus will shift to potential expansion.

Sneakers

Kobe Bryant’s adidas Crazy 2 “All-Star” Returns in 2025
The adidas Kobe 2 “All-Star” will return in 2025. Learn about the 2025 adidas Crazy 2 “All-Star” on Nice Kicks.
Kobe Bryant’s adidas Crazy 2 “Silver Metallic” Returns in 2025
The adidas Kobe 2 “Silver Metallic” will return in 2025. Learn about the 2025 adidas Crazy 2 “Silver Metallic” on Nice Kicks.
Jordan Brand Serves up a Delicious “Bordeaux” Air Jordan 1 Zoom CMFT
Air Jordan 1 Zoom CMFT “Bordeaux” brings an air of elegance and depth to the iconic silhouette. Head to Nice Kicks for more info.
A Joe Freshgoods x New Balance 990v6 Made in USA “Red” is Rumored for 2024
Joe Freshgoods and New Balance have more on the way. Learn about the Joe Freshgoods x New Balance 990v6 Made in USA “Red” on Nice Kicks.

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2024 Sneaker Releases

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Thursday Notes for June 20th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Thursday, June 20th, 2024 featuring Kendrick Lamar.
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Jun
19
Wednesday Notes for June 19th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for June 19th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Wednesday, June 19th, 2024.
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Jun
18
Tuesday Notes for June 18th, 2024

Tuesday Notes for June 18th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Tuesday, June 18th, 2024. Boston Celtics win the 2024 NBA Finals.
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Jun
17
Monday Notes for June 17th, 2024

Monday Notes for June 17th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Monday, June 17th, 2024.
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14

Friday Notes for June 14th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Friday, June 14th, 2024.
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Thursday Notes for June 13th, 2024

Thursday Notes for June 13th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Thursday, June 13th, 2024.
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12
Wednesday Notes for June 12th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for June 12th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Wednesday, June 12th, 2024.
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11
Tuesday Notes for June 11th, 2024

Tuesday Notes for June 11th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Tuesday, June 11th, 2024.
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Jun
10
Monday Notes for June 10th, 2024

Monday Notes for June 10th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Monday, June 10th, 2024. A Look at the NBA Finals Game 2 Recap.
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Jun
07
Friday Notes for June 7th, 2024

Friday Notes for June 7th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Friday, June 7th, 2024. A Look at the NBA Finals Game Recaps and new music from Tems and Kaytranada.
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Jun
06
Thursday Notes for June 6th, 2024

Thursday Notes for June 6th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Thursday, June 5th, 2024. A Look at Kendrick Lamar's Juneteenth, NBA Finals preview and more.
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Jun
05
Wednesday Notes for June 5th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for June 5th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Wednesday, June 4th, 2024. A Look at Angel Reese, NPR Music.
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Jun
04
Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 1000 collaboration

Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 1000 collaboration

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Jun
04
Tuesday Notes for June 4th, 2024

Tuesday Notes for June 4th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Tuesday, June 3rd, 2024. A Look at Justin Jefferson, Fearless Funds court injunction, Zach Fox and more.
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Jun
03
Monday Notes for June 3rd, 2024

Monday Notes for June 3rd, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Friday, May 31st, 2024. A Look at Vince Staples, Kendrick Lamar, NBA Finals Preview, and the latest sneakers.
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May
31
Friday Notes for May 31st, 2024

Friday Notes for May 31st, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Friday, May 31st, 2024. A Look at Vince Staples, Kendrick Lamar, NBA Finals Preview, and the latest sneakers.
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May
30
Thursday Notes for May 30th, 2024

Thursday Notes for May 30th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
29
Wednesday Notes for May 29th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for May 29th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
28
Tuesday Notes for May 28th, 2024

Tuesday Notes for May 28th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
27
Monday Notes for May 27th, 2024

Monday Notes for May 27th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
24
Friday Notes for May 24th, 2024

Friday Notes for May 24th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Sports
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May
23

Thursday Notes for May 23rd, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
22
Jordan Spizike Low and Jordan Stadium 90 "Dongdan"-Themed Colorways

Jordan Spizike Low and Jordan Stadium 90 "Dongdan"-Themed Colorways

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May
22
Wednesday Notes for May 22nd, 2024

Wednesday Notes for May 22nd, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
21
Tuesday Notes for May 21st, 2024

Tuesday Notes for May 21st, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Sports
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May
21
Tyshawn Jones and His New Adidas Tyshawn II Sneaker

Tyshawn Jones and His New Adidas Tyshawn II Sneaker

Key Takeaways * Tyshawn Jones has launched his second signature sneaker with Adidas, the Tyshawn Low. * The sneaker is designed to
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May
20
Monday Notes for May 20th, 2024

Monday Notes for May 20th, 2024

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Apr
08
adidas Sambas x Lionel Messi x Inter Miami

adidas Sambas x Lionel Messi x Inter Miami

Lionel Messi's collaboration with Adidas Sambas, inspired by his time with Inter Miami, presents a captivating blend of style, performance,
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Apr
08
Bode x Nike Astro Grabber

Bode x Nike Astro Grabber

The latest collaboration between Bode and Nike centered around the re-release of the Astro Grabber, a shoe with a rich
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Feb
08
Bodega x Saucony "Jaunt Woven"

Bodega x Saucony "Jaunt Woven"

The Bodega x Saucony Jaunt Woven is a testament to the fusion of aesthetic appeal and functional design. It's a
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Jan
29
Travis Scott x Jordan Jumpman Jack "University Red" and "Sail"

Travis Scott x Jordan Jumpman Jack "University Red" and "Sail"

The Travis Scott x Jordan Jumpman Jack "University Red" and "Sail" colorways are slated for release in the Spring and
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Jan
25
Air Jordan 5 "Black Cat" 2024 Release: A Coveted Release for Sneaker Enthusiasts

Air Jordan 5 "Black Cat" 2024 Release: A Coveted Release for Sneaker Enthusiasts

View this post on Instagram A post shared by zSneakerHeadz (@zsneakerheadz) Sneaker culture is excited as the iconic Air Jordan
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Jan
22
Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail"

Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail"

The Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail," set to release in April 2024, is a highly anticipated addition to the Jordan Brand's Special Edition (SE) range.
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Apr
25
Air Jordan 5 ‘Olive’ Returning Spring 2024

Air Jordan 5 ‘Olive’ Returning Spring 2024

2024 will feature the release of the Air Jordan 5 "Olive" in of Army Olive, Solar Orange, and Black. Air
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