Tuesday, December 22, 2015


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KICKS: Nike Releases Its Most Garish Christmas Pack/ adidas Originals Stan Smith "Onix"/ Stussy x Nike Air Max 95 Pack/ PUMA Blaze "Croc Hunter" Pack / NEIGHBORHOOD Lodge CL-Boots

Nike Releases Its Most Garish Christmas Pack to Date
adidas Originals Stan Smith "Onix"
Stussy x Nike Air Max 95 Pack,

PUMA Blaze "Croc Hunter" Pack
With the year coming to a close, PUMA unveils a glimpse to what it has installed for next year, presenting the “Croc Hunter” pack for Spring/Summer 2016. Reworking the iconic running silhouette, Blaze, the sneaker takes inspiration from Blaze of Glory, rehashed to include a fold over tongue to complement a bold Formstrip across the lateral vamp, accented with a light air mesh alongside leather overlays. Constructed from premium croc embossed leather, the upper sits atop a Trinomic sole, providing contrasting riffs and an athletic finish. Available in black and white, the PUMA Blaze “Croc Hunter” Pack drops soon in-store & online from select retailers such as size? and Foot Patrol for £100 GBP (approximately $151 USD).
Japanese cult label NEIGHBORHOOD re-imagines the classic duck boot as luxe footwear this season. Taking the function-oriented silhouette, which was originally used by hunters to wade through marshes, NEIGHBORHOOD has crafted the boot from smooth cowhide with suede accents, with detailing such as contrast stitching, natural storm welt, aged brass hardware and leather laces. Safe to say you may not be using these in any hunting-related activities any time soon. Now available for a reasonable $700 USD online from HAVEN.

Trailer: VH1’s ’90s Hip-Hop Movie The Breaks

Take an extended look at the official super trailer for VH1′s original movie ‘The Breaks’ starring Mack Wilds, Wood Harris, & Method Man! Premieres Monday, January 4th at 9/8C

NEW MUSIC: Chris Brown - Picture Me Rollin / Melanie Fiona - I Want It All

Chris Brown decides to unleash his latest video for Picture Me Rollin. This track will be featured on Chris Brown upcoming album Royalty due out this friday December 18th.

Melanie Fiona decides to release her latest visual for I Want It All directed by Kawai Matthews & Melanie Fiona and produced by Andre Dre Harris.

Rita Ora Sues Jay Z’s Roc Nation, Demands Release From the Label

Rita Ora is suing Roc Nation. The singer filed a complaint  this morning in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking a judgment that the recording contract she signed with Jay Z’s company in 2008 at the age of 18 violates California law, and is therefore not viable, according to The Hollywood Reporter
Specifically, Rita cites Roc Nation’s new endeavors into the streaming service Tidalclothing, sports management, and other businesses. “When Rita signed, Roc Nation and its senior executives were very involved with her as an artist,” the complaint states. “As Roc Nation’s interests diversified, there were fewer resources available and the company suffered a revolving door of executives. Rita’s remaining supporters at the label left or moved on to other activities, to the point where she no longer had a relationship with anyone at the company.”
The complaint notes California Labor Code §2855 (also known as the “Seven Year Rule”) as grounds for dismissing the contract. The code, in effect in California Law since 1944, states that artists cannot be subject to a contract beyond seven years from the beginning of the deal. The Seven Year Rule has been applied to all facets of Hollywood but has faced a multitude of problems over the years, including a very public and documented lawsuit with Thirty Seconds to Mars.
The lawsuit continues: “Rita’s relationship with Roc Nation is irrevocably damaged. Fortunately for Rita, the California legislature had the foresight to protect its artists from the sorts of vicissitudes she’s experienced with Roc Nation.” As of now, there is no response from Roc Nation, but we’ll continue to update when details emerge.

Belly Feat The Weeknd – Might Not

XO artist Belly links up with The Weeknd for her new visual called Might Not directed by Shomi Patwary

The Questions With Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu, better known as the Analog Girl in a Digital World, opens herself up to the social media powers-that-be in our newest installment of “The Questions” on OKP TV.

Anthony Hamilton & The Hamiltones cover Watch Out

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Nike Air More Uptempo Is Making a Comeback in New & OG Colorways

With 2016 just less than a month away, Nike is readying for the 20th anniversary of one of the greatest ’90s basketball shoes, the Nike Air More Uptempo. Often considered Scottie Pippen‘s unofficial signature sneaker for having famously worn them during the Chicago Bulls’ record 1995-1996 NBA season, the model stands out for its inflated “AIR” branding across the entire shoe’s side panels. It also features a full-length Air unit and a rubber outsole.
In addition to OG colorways like the Black/White one pictured above Nike will be dropping the model in new editions including a Red/White edition dubbed “Bulls Home” and a White/Gum version. Stay tuned for more information about the 2016 Nike Air More Uptempo.

NEW MUSIC: The Weeknd – In The Night / Fresco Kane – Hoe Sh** / Dr. Dre Feat Kurupt, Pete Rock & Racella – The Pharmacy Freestyle


Toronto artist The Weeknd decides to unleash his new visual for In The Night, co-starring his girlfriend Bella Hadid and directed by BRTHR.

Fresco Kane is back with the drop of his latest visual for Hoe Shit directed by Dir. Remrod.

The good doctor Dre decides to drop his new joint called The Pharmacy Freestyle featuring Kurupt,  Pete Rock and a newcomer Racella who hails from Delano California.

FILM: Trailer: Jane Got a Gun / Trailer: Chelsea Does / Trailer: The Legend of Tarzan


Natlie Portman is out for blood in director Gavin O’Connor’s upcoming western Jane Got a Gun. A revenge tale written by Brian Duffield, Jane Got a Gun stars Portman as Jane Hammond. Jane Got a Gun is set to hit theaters January 29, 2016.

Chelsea Handler is going there. In this new four-part documentary series, Handler is asking the questions that we all have, but are too afraid to ask. Delving into topics that fascinate her: marriage, racism, Silicon Valley, and drugs– she goes after answers, all with her wry and unique sense of humor. Chelsea Does… premieres January 22, only on Netflix.

Alexander Skarsgård stars in THE LEGEND OF TARZAN – in theaters July 2016.

Monday, December 14, 2015

The adidas Originals Yeezy Boost 350 "Oxford Tan" Has a Release Date

The adidas Originals Yeezy Boost 350 "Oxford Tan" Has a Release Date
There has been much speculation regarding the release date of the next Yeezy Boost 350 colorway, and now it seems that sneakerheads will be treated to a second Yeezy drop in the month of December. According to a report on Modern Notoriety, the “Oxford Tan” version is set for a December 29 release, capping off an impressive year for the Three Stripes and Mr. West himself. Ben Baller gave us a close look at the forthcoming colorway via his Instagram earlier in the day, showing a beige-like tonal colorway with touches of Light Stone along the inner panels and heel. Stay tuned for more information on this story.
The Next Yeezy Boost 350 Colorway Has Been Revealed, But When Will They Release?

Kim Kardashian West Embraces the Desert Heat in Head-Turning Photoshoot (NSFW)

Kim Kardashian West Embraces the Desert Heat in Head-Turning Photoshoot (NSFW)
Before pregnancy, Kim Kardashian West wanted to make sure that she maintained her busy schedule whether it be with interviews, appearances, photoshoots and much more. In one of her shoots prior to the preparation of her and Kanye West’s second child, Kim and company took it to the desert to reveal her all, despite some paint in some private places. Mentioning that she and friends indulged in some fast food before the shoot, Kim also gave props to the photographer Kesler Tran and Chris McMillan and Mario Dedivanovic for working on her stellar hair and makeup.
For the full set of photo shoot images, head over to Kim’s website here.

Jasmine Sanders Dances the Cha Cha for 'LOVE Magazine' / Rita Ora / Miranda Kerr

Jasmine Sanders Dances the Cha Cha for 'LOVE Magazine'

Model/actress Jasmine Sanders stars in LOVE Magazine’s latest advent video series in a sultry three-piece satin underwear set. Directed by Doug Inglish, the film flaunts her radiant smile and flawless curves as she effortlessly dances to D.R.A.M.’s ‘Cha Cha’ in stilettos in a tropical garden. The German-born, South Carolina-raised bombshell has been making waves in the fashion industry, modeling for Victoria’s Secret and Jeremy Scott, while becoming an official Maxim Hot 100 newcomer earlier this year. Her Instagram account has amassed over a million followers, showing off her impeccable style and sense of humor.
Be sure to check out more from the video series featuring the likes of Rita Ora and Miranda Kerr, among others.
Rita Ora Gets Festive For 'LOVE Magazine'
Miranda Kerr Swims in Her Stockings for 'LOVE Magazine'

Serena Williams Named 'Sports Illustrated' 2015 Sportsperson of the Year

Within the lines of a simple tennis court, many have had the goal of being in the class of the greatest to ever do it and Serena Williams fits the category perfectly. As an appreciation for her success on and off the tennis court, Williams has been named Sports Illustrated‘s 2015 Sportsperson of the Year. You know her from shouting her passion while she plays, her honesty within interviews and the way she carries herself. She has inscribed her name within tennis history with numerous Grand Slam titles in single and double categories along with Olympic Gold Medals to match. Williams is also the face of Nike’s Tennis division along with many other endorsements.

WATCHES: Fred Segal x TSOVET "LAX" Watch/ Edwin 2015 "Signatures" Watch Collection/ The Supreme x Rolex Submariner Can Be Yours for $50,000 USD

Fred Segal x TSOVET "LAX" Watch
Californian brands TSOVET and Fred Segal team up for the “LAX” watch, just in time for the travel-filled holiday season. Available for an extremely limited run of 50 watches worldwide, the SVT-CN38 showcases Fred Segal’s hallmark red and navy colorations with two interchangeable pull-through straps, one in classic navy nylon and the other in tan vegetable-dyed Italian leather. Integrating both traditional and modern aesthetics, the resulting timepieces are designed with classic refinement and contemporary detailing. Constructed with handcrafted Swiss Quartz movement, an aerospace grade stainless steel case, and a depth rating of 50 meters, the collaborative offering is a perfect union of form and function. The “LAX” watch retails for $225 USD and is available exclusively at TSOVET online and at Fred Segal’s LAX store inside the Tom Bradley International Terminal.
Edwin 2015 "Signatures" Watch Collection
Following our exploration of Edwin Watch’s propensity for a seamless integration of Japanese ethos and past subcultures, the renowned denim brand unveils its latest “Signatures” watch collection. Showcasing both a men’s and women’s option for each model from the label’s best-selling Classic and Lifestyle collections, the diverse range highlights signature bands that include Selvedge Denim, Tiger Camo on Leather, and Leather Cuff Bands. Rendered in either a black or white dial, the design is a timeless composition that draws aesthetic cues from both classic and modern ideals. The offering will be produced in limited quantities and is available exclusively at select boutique stores. To discover stockists near you, visit Edwin Watch online.
The Supreme x Rolex Submariner Can Be Yours for $50,000 USD
Supreme, during its 2013 spring/summer preview, showcased a jaw-dropping collaborated Supreme x Rolex Submariner watch donning the “FUCK EM” slogan etched into the front dial and the iconic box logo on the back casing. Now, sneaker shop Stadium Goods is offering you the chance to purchase the mythical watch, should you have the bank account to support such a holy grail purchase. The timepiece is in mint condition, fully packaged with all original content intact, and is rumored to be limited to only 20 units of which were given to friends and family with no reissue in sight. Interested? Head here to purchase for a cool $50,000 USD starting on December 14 at 12pm EST.

Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm Have a Rematch Date / Conor McGregor Knocks Out Jose Aldo, Is Undisputed UFC Featherweight Champion of the World

Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm Have a Rematch Date
Well it won’t be long before we see Holly Holm and Ronda Rousey in the same ring again. After suffering a stunning loss at UFC 193 in November, UFC President Dana White has spoken — and has confirmed a rematch date for both women. Scheduled for July 9 in Las Vegas, White has told Holm that her next opponent will be Rousey, despite her opinion on the matter. Holm’s manager Lenny Fresquez expressed concern that Rousey won’t be ready in July, saying “I’m not sure Ronda will be ready for a July fight. She took a severe beating and I don’t think it’s in her best interest to take the next fight so fast. They told me she’s been ready and cleared, but …” Fresquez proposed that Holm defend her bantamweight championship belt by fighting top-ranked contender Miesha Tate.
Despite his reservations, White is firm on his stance. “Ronda is the fiercest competitor I have ever met in my life and she’s also very proud,” he said, “What made the world love Ronda is that Ronda absolutely 100% knew she was not going to lose. … People rallied around this powerful female figure. [She's] never lost a fight. She will overcome it and be back.”
“She got clipped, stayed in there and tried to fight through it. She told me she was in there, she was rocked, and she’d never been rocked like that before. And the things that were going on in her head – what she was doing – she’d never been in that situation.”
So clear your calendars for July 9 as we wait for these two fighters to get back into the ring for what will be another must-watch. In the meantime, click here to see why Ronda Rousey succumbed to Holly Holm.
Source: Los Angeles Times
Conor McGregor Knocks Out Jose Aldo, Is Undisputed UFC Featherweight Champion of the World
Irish fighter Conor McGregor has just won title of UFC Featherweight Champion of the world in a stunning showdown against former champion Jose Aldo at the Octagon in Las Vegas. McGregor knocked out the Brazilian fighter with a swift left hand KO just 13 seconds into the match in an undisputed win of the fastest UFC title fight ever. Who were you rooting for?



KICKS: Nike WMNS Air Huarache Iron / adidas Originals Tubular X Hemp / Poler x Nike Dunk High OMS / Jordan Jumpman Team II Retro

Now available online at Nike.com for $120 USD.

MUSIC: Trailer: J. Cole Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming / Chris Brown & Tyga Perform At Cali Christmas / EP: B.O.B. – WATER


Part concert film, part backstage pass, J. Cole Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming tells J. Cole’s compelling life story through his own words and music, and through the observations of those who know him best. Witness the 90-minute special Saturday, January 9 at 10 PM on HBO, or watch via HBO NOW or HBO GO.

Chris Brown & Tyga perform Loyal to close out Chris Brown’s set at Cali Christmas 2015!
B.O.B. makes his return with a new Ep called WATER, which stands for We Are The Enemy Really. This EP comes with 8 new records from the Decatur, Georgia artist.

MUSIC: D.O.S.E By @iamdanileigh / Fresco Kane – (Bryson Tiller Don’t Remix ) / Bryson Tiller – Self Righteous


Fresco Kane is back and decides to release his own visual to Bryson Tiller latest single called Don’t Remix, directed by Remrod.

Bryson Tiller makes his return and decides to liberate his latest effort called Self Righteous produced by Ayo.

FILM: Trailer: Ride Along 2 / Trailer: Batman v Superman / Trailer: The Revenant


The new trailer for Ride Along 2, in Theaters January 2016.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is in theaters March 25, 2016.

Zack Snyder’s BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is in theaters March 25, 2016.

HE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

Nas, Jermaine Dupri, Jazze Pha and Bun B speak on Pimp C #LongLiveThePimp


SPORTS: Kevin Garnett Puts Blake Griffin On A Poster / LeBron James signs lifetime Nike deal / James Harden’s First Adidas Commercial


Kevin Garnett turns back the clock and throws down a monster jam on Blake Griffin.

Nike has signed Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James to a lifetime deal in what one source familiar with the negotiations said is the largest single-athlete guarantee in company history.
“We can confirm that we have agreed to a lifetime relationship with LeBron that provides significant value to our business, brand and shareholders,” Nike said in a statement. “We have already built a strong LeBron business over the past 12 years, and we see the potential for this to continue to grow throughout his playing career and beyond.”
A company spokesperson would not say how much Nike paid. It is believed to be the first lifetime deal in the shoe and apparel company’s 44-year history.
“I’m very humble, man,” James said to reporters after Monday’s practice. “It’s been an unbelievable time for myself and my family, and I’m just grateful that Nike and [Nike founder] Phil Knight and everyone over there just believed in a skinny-old, skinny 18-year-old kid from Akron, Ohio, and I’m happy to be a part of such a great company.”
A source close to the deal told ESPN that it easily surpasses the 10-year, $300 million deal Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant signed with the world’s largest shoe and apparel brand last summer.
“LeBron and I have been in love and obsessed with Nike since we were kids,” Maverick Carter, James’ business partner, said Monday. “Having built a totally innovative global business with them has truly been a dream come true. We are so excited to be taking the business to an entirely new level. For LeBron, he’s thrilled to know he’s a Nike guy for life.”
James commented on his affinity for the brand, how important his first Nike deal was and what the new agreement means to him.
“It meant a lot to me even when I signed my first deal just to be with Nike, and it means even more that they’ve given me this,” James said. “It’s like I said, very humbling and grateful, and I’m going to continue to do my job and represent the brand the best way I can, like I know how. Hopefully, people see that.”
Carter will manage the deal, which was negotiated by Main Street Advisors’ Paul Wachter, who also negotiated the deal for John Henry to buy the Red Sox in 2002 and represented Beats By Dre in its $3 billion sale to Apple last May.
Although other companies have negotiated lifetime deals — Adidas has structured them with Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose and soccer great David Beckham, while Reebok has a lifetime deal with former Philadelphia 76ers point guard Allen Iverson — Nike has never announced a lifetime deal before.
It’s assumed that Michael Jordan has at least a de facto agreement for life. Nike acknowledged to its investors in October that the Air Jordan brand, which began in 1985, had surpassed $2.2 billion in annual sales.
Nike has made more versions of James’ shoe than for any other athlete outside of Jordan, who is on his 30th Air Jordan. Both James and Nike’s business has grown exponentially since 2003, when Nike signed James on the eve of the NBA lottery to a seven-year, $90 million deal, its largest athlete deal ever at the time.
Nike has made 13 versions of James’ signature shoe, and annual sales in 2015 for his line are estimated to top $400 million.
Sources told ESPN.com that Nike and LeBron’s negotiating team had discussions as to whether they should break LeBron’s line out from the Nike basketball umbrella, but ultimately, it was decided against.
“We’ve done a great job of building my brand to this point here today,” James said. “We want to just continue it. If it makes sense for us to have a ‘Team LeBron,’ or whatever the name will be, we’ll take a look at it and we’ll go from there.”
When Nike signed James, it had just come off $10.3 billion in annual sales and had its first year selling more products outside the U.S. than in the country. At an investor meeting in October, Nike, which pulled in $30.6 billion in revenues in 2015, announced its goal to do $50 billion by 2020.
As James was completing his final months on his first deal, Nike signed him in March 2010 to another nine years. That extension, one source said, will now take LeBron “way beyond his playing years.”
Lately, James has been challenged by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry in the marketing world, as the Warriors beat the Cavaliers in last year’s NBA Finals. But Curry’s business with Under Armour is still in its infancy, though sell-through of the Curry Two in stores has been very positive.
Source: ESPN

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