For several of Nike’s performance basketball models, they’ve slowly transitioned into the lifestyle realm through select reworkings. Much like the LeBron X NSW Lifestyle, the Kobe 8 NSW Lifestyle variation emerges as another off-court counterpart. Clad in a Mexican-blanket style upper, the clean silhouette is perhaps not as immediately recognizable as the little brother to the Kobe 8 relative to the LeBron X combo, but nevertheless offers some important design elements integrated. The shoe will be available starting June 1 at select NSW dealers.
As is if this movie could not get any better. After reports came through that Kanye West has joined the all-star cast of Anchorman 2, NY Daily News now delivers the news that Drake is set to be featured in the highly-anticipated movie as well. A first picture from the set has also disappeared and as you can tell above, the ’70s look suits him quite well. Stay tuned for more updates on this.
PE were one of the groups slotted to perform at the 2013 HangOut Music Fest which is going down on the beaches of Gulf Shores, AL. Above is video footage of their intro before Chuck D, DJ Lord and Flava Flav Shut It Down live on stage. Professor Griff was also in the building.
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Versus Versace has often yielded a unique addition to the iconic Versace house. The diffusion label has often been defined by its approach to creative under the elements of “innovation, flair and the unconventional.” A look into the label’s Spring/Summer 2013 campaign channels much of the brand’s energy through a series of psychedelic and semi-realistic patterns, styled in unison top to bottom. However balance is not to be overlooked through some further monochromatic blacked out offerings as well.
And another Jay-Z collaboration is on the horizon. After Raekwon instagrammed a picture of himself and Hove a couple of days ago, another pic of Jay and Drake has now surfaced. The picture was taken by Lenny Santiago, the longtime A&R over at Def Jam and friend of Jay. This caption has been added:
Warning: Please be very afraid of the music we’re working on. OVO x ROCNATION
As we know, Drizzy is working on his new album Nothing Was The Same this summer, it is also rumored that Jay-Z is working on a full-length as well. Feel free to speculate below.
Here’s the first of 2 new songs Kanye is debuting tonight on SNL: “Black Skinhead.”
UPDATED: The other track he did was “New Slaves”, hit the jump for the video.
Previously: Kanye’s New Album Yeezus Out June 18th + Artwork teaser
In the last 48 hours, Kanye West has tweeted three times, so it must be Yeezy Season. The latest pair of tweets from the G.O.O.D. Music rapper are images of the lyrics to “Black Skinhead,” one of the songs he performed on Saturday Night Live.
“For my theme song, my leather black jeans on, my by any means on, pardon I’m getting my scream on,” is how “Black Skinhead” kicks off, after a couple of primal screams. Also, we find it hilarious that West actually write out (“Aaahhh!!!!”) the aforementioned screams. The song is at least partially a commentary on his interracial relationship with Kim Kardashian, with the next lines being, “Enter the kingdom, but watch who you bring home, you see Black man with a white woman at the top floor they gon’ come and kill King Kong.”
Please note, struggle rappers, there is no need to share your lyrics in this manner.
Both “Black Skinhead” and “Black Slaves” will be appearing on Mr. West’s forthcoming new album, titled Yeezus. That provocative title will certainly get the people going. Peep the lyrics to “Black Skinhead,” or as Yeezy wrote it “Blk Skn Head,” on the following pages.
What do you think of West’s lyrical commentary on his relationship Kim Kardashian?
Photo: Saturday Night Live
Skateboarding has a way of keeping a person young. Take, for example, Tony Hawk, Mark Gonzales, or Steve Caballero, all active in their own respects. Christian Hosoi is one such member of the elite ‘legends’ club, and recently filmed a short clip with longtime sponsor Pro-Tec. Hosoi gives viewers the ultimate tour of Mountain Manor – Lance Mountain’s personal backyard pool. An iconic shredder with more than 30 years under his belt, this clip proves that talent only gets richer with time. Enjoy the clip above.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Kanye Rocks “SNL” With “Black Skinhead” & “New Slaves” (Plus Kanye’s New YEEZUS Album Artwork)
Mr. West had a lot to scream off his chest Saturday night on ‘SNL". As the musical guest for the fifth time, Kanye debuted a brand new track called "Black Skinhead" and his other new track "New Slaves."
Check out both of Kanye’s rock-style performances where he’s bringing his social consciousness to the world, plus his new album artwork for Yeezus….
‘Ye debuted an interesting track called "Black Skinhead" on "SNL". And through all of the screaming and slight auto-tune, we could tell he was saying some powerful ish. While images of fire, political slogans, advertisements and more played in the background (one said "Not For Sale"), Kanye was on 100 living the crowd a rock-style performance.
And if you’re thinking that all dude needed was black nails and lipstick and we could have mistaken him for Marilyn Manson for that performance, you’re not too far off. The music reportedly sampled a Marilyn Manson song. Check out his performance of "Black Skinhead" above.
By the way, Virgil (Kanye’s right hand) posted the lyrics to the track saying Kanye literally wrote "Black Skinhead" minutes before his performance. Luckily the network let him perform that piece on live TV (y’all know they like to know what they’re getting before something airs live).
And here’s his other performance from the night, "New Slaves." This performance comes one day after Kanye showed the visuals for the track guerrilla style in 66 cities around the world….projected against buildings.
Your thoughts? Scary genius…or just scary?
According to his girlfriend Kim Kardashian’s latest Instagram pic, the Chi-Town native’s upcoming album is called Yeezus (of course) and will be released June 18th. Kim posted the album artwork below saying, "#Yeezus #RedYeezy’s #SNL #Tonight #NewSlaves #YeezySeason #Donda #June18"
Photos: NBC/Virgil’s Instagram/Kim’s Instagram
He did not disappoint. With Yeezy season being in full effect, Kanye West brought his new music in the shape of Yeezus/em>-cuts “Black Skinhead” — which features a sample of Marilyn Manson’s Beautiful People” — and the globally projected “New Slaves” to the musical stage of the Saturday Night Live finale. For the former, he was clad in a black-studded leather jacket and the upcoming all-red Nike Air Yeezy 2′s, screaming his lyrics with a live band in support. He was accompanied by an impressive barrage of imagery which deviated between Rottweilers and price tags, including the phrase “Not For Sale.”