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Thursday Notes for January 11th, 2024

Thursday Notes for January 11th, 2024
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This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest cultural stories of the day.


Sports

Sources: Clips sign Leonard to $153M extension

Sources: Clips sign Leonard to $153M extension
Kawhi Leonard signed a three-year, $153 million extension to remain with the Clippers, sources told ESPN.

Where and How To Watch AFCON Games From Anywhere in the World

Where and How To Watch AFCON Games From Anywhere in the World
With Africa’s biennial soccer championship kicking off in a few days, we’ve listed all the different streaming services offering viewers an uninterrupted viewing experience from their respective countries.

Farewell to the GOAT. There will never be another like Nick Saban

Farewell to the GOAT. There will never be another like Nick Saban
Nick Saban retires with seven national championships -- six at Alabama -- and as the undisputed king of college football. He changed the game on the field and spawned the next generation of great coaches.

Naomi Osaka, The Comeback Interview: A tale of pregnancy, fear and a ballerina

Naomi Osaka, The Comeback Interview: A tale of pregnancy, fear and a ballerina
Former world No 1 Naomi Osaka opens up on her return to tennis, fears about motherhood and dreams of more titles

Netflix creating NBA docuseries like ‘Quarterback’ with LeBron James, Jayson Tatum: Sources

Netflix creating NBA docuseries with LeBron, Tatum
After the success of its “Quarterback” docuseries last year, Netflix is branching out into the NBA.

Music

Cam’ron Releases “It Is What It Is” Freestyle To Streaming Platforms

Lil Uzi Vert "Red Moon" Video

Mixtape platform DatPiff uploads its 50TB cache of 366,420 mixtapes and free albums to the Internet Archive, after experiencing a server crash in March 2023

DatPiff was founded in 2005 by Marcus Frasier. The platform served as a hub during the Blog Era, an exalted chapter of rap history where everyone from upstart artists to veteran acts began placing free music on their site and others. DatPiff and blog sites essentially comprised a digital marketplace that allowed independent acts to be seen next to established acts, bolstering their profile and allowing some to circumvent major labels altogether. 

The Internet Archive Now Hosts One of the World’s Biggest Collections of Rap Mixtapes
DatPiff uploaded its extensive free mixtape catalog to the Internet Archive to protect it for the foreseeable future

Sneakers

Lionel Messi x adidas Samba “White/Purple/Volt” | Nice Kicks
Lionel Messi and adidas have a colorful Samba on the way. Learn more about the Lionel Messi x adidas Samba “White/Purple/Volt” on Nice Kicks.
Nike Zoom Vomero 5 “Valentine’s Day” HF0737-111 | Nice Kicks
Nike Zoom Vomero 5 “Valentine’s Day” sports endearing heart and floral motifs on the insoles. Head to Nice Kicks for more info.

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