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San Antonio Spurs sixth man Manu Ginobili has been rocking LeBrons for the entire season. Specifically, our Kicks On Court column consistently spotted him in the Freegums x Nike LeBron 9 throughout the 82-game regular season and recently switched to the “Black Diamond” Nike LeBron X for the postseason. In yesterday’s Game 2 of the Grizzlies vs. Spurs series, Ginobili brought both of the aforementioned LeBrons to the court. After having a below-average start to the game in the “Black Diamond” LeBron X, Ginobili switched to his trusty Freegums x Nike LeBron 9 for the second half.
View these kicks, plus DeJuan Blair’ KD V iD, Boris Diaw’s Hyperfuse PE and Quincy Pondexter’s dunk of the night in the adidas Real Deal, below.
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The stars are aligning for Kelly Rowland. The R&B diva, who just signed on as a judge for “The X Factor” and will tour with The-Dream this summer, has released the tracklisting for her fourth solo album Talk a Good Game.
The 12-track standard edition includes the Mike WiLL Made It-produced single “Kisses Down Low” and the confessional follow-up “Dirty Laundry,” with appearances from Wiz Khalifa (“Gone”), Pusha T (“Street Life”), and fellow Destiny’s Child divas Beyoncé and Michelle Williams (“You Changed”). The deluxe comes with three more tracks including a duet with The-Dream (“Sky Walker”).
On the production tip, Kelly has enlisted hitmakers including Pharrell, The Runners, Harmony, Danja, Rico Love, Boi-1da, and more.
The music was inspired by classic R&B including New Edition, Pebbles, and Babyface. “[It] feels like everything I wanted to make as far as music and R&B,” Rowland told Billboard. “I wanted to make sure my roots were really pronounced on this album.”
See the tracklisting via iTunes.
Talk a Good Game Tracklisting
2. “Kisses Down Low”
3. “Gone” (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
4. “Talk a Good Game” (feat. Kevin Cossom)
5. “Down On Love”
6. “Dirty Laundry”
7. “You Changed” (feat. Beyoncé & Michelle)
8. “I Remember”
9. “Red Wine”
10. “This Is Love”
11. “Street Life” (feat. Pusha T)
12. “Stand in Front of Me”
13. “Sky Walker” (feat. The-Dream)
14. “Put Your Name On It”
Few personalities have had the impact on urban media that Troi “Star” Torain of “Star & Buc Wild” infamy has created through his unique brand of objective hate.
From his Reality Check column in The Source (and Around The Way Connections before that) to several high profile terrestrial syndicated radio morning show slots, The Hater has challenged and scrutinized Hip-Hop’s elite with no fear of the consequences. Since then he has faced off with rappers, actors, rival DJ’s, NYPD and the F.C.C.
Recently Star has enjoyed a resurgence through live stream shows and a recurring role on the VH1′s drama filled The Gossip Game. Now with a slot on a weekly television series and his Shot97.com site as his dual platforms, The Hater’s fire is hotter than ever.
Star recently caught up with Hip-Hop Wired to discuss his come up and sets the record straight on the hate and reality television.
HipHopWired.com: How would you define objective hate?
Star: Objective hate is the total belief in one’s self with the full understanding of man’s nature. That’s my personal belief philosophy. That’s what has driven me over the years and that’s what I have revealed to the masses.
HHW: You really made a name for yourself on terrestrial radio. The Star & Buc Wild brand has seen a recent resurgence if you will through online media. How has that transition been for you?
Star: It’s been nice – I say nice because the last terrestrial radio [show] for us was WPHI 100.3 The Beat with the good colored folks at Radio One. We had a one year deal with the understanding that the market was in real trouble before I even got there so we were trying to figure it out. They just cleaned house because just like other corporations they don’t understand PPM – the personal people meter. But I’ve always had my eye on the Internet and new media since 2003. I’ve realigned myself with this new culture, and applied a lot of my business methods to today’s frontier – so it’s nice. I still have the fire and I still have the energy so there is nothing slowing me down.
Now you have people who are more outspoken and talk very reckless but have no philosophy behind it. There has always been a philosophy to what I do – that’s the difference.
HHW: So Shot97.com is your online platform for urban media?
Star: Shot97.com is more than a platform for myself. It’s at the forefront of being a part of this new powerful tool that is at our fingertips. We just cracked the top 22,000 sites on Alexa.com in terms of traffic and have over 130 sites linking to us so we are a forced to be reckoned with.
HHW: Before Star & Buc Wild, DJ’s and radio personalities didn’t really get at artists, athletes and celebrities. What do you consider your impact on radio considering now it seems that is the only thing that is done on the airwaves?
Star: Clearly we were at forefront of the urban culture and a large part was due to the fact I didn’t come out of the womb of Hip-Hop. I was never a fan or even an admirer of this culture or its music. I really had issues with Hip-Hop. I’m not a comedian; I’m not trying to make people laugh. What I was saying on the microphone was real. So while people were very upset about rogue tactics a lot of other people were like, “Wow, someone is finally critiquing this insanity.”
When I got on terrestrial radio in March of 2000, it was insane. It was everyone was just fabricating their background. We were just coming out of the whole Bad Boy era with the shiny suits and people were scrambling. Jay-Z was talking about “Big Pimpin” and all this other stuff so I really had issues with it. So prior to that, you just had people who were fans of the music – no one dared say anything that extreme because we are talking about New York. Now you have people who are more outspoken and talk very reckless but have no philosophy behind it. There has always been a philosophy to what I do – that’s the difference.
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J.R. Smith may not have had his best shooting night in Game 4 against the Pacers, but he did bring the heat. Before switching to the Nike Hyperdunk Low in Indianapolis, Smith rocked a PE pair of Air Jordan 5s. This makeup appears to be a borrowed exclusive from teammate Quentin Richardson, sporting bright orange and purple from his Phoenix Suns days. Check out Smith’s kicks and see who wore what in last night’s double-header in this playoff edition of Kicks On Court.
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TheYBF.com has an exclusive sneak peek of tonight’s episode of "The Game." And say it aint so! Is Tasha Mack choosing Rick Fox over Pookie? Check the clip inside…
In our exlcuisve sneak peek of tonight’s (5/14) episode of "The Game," Rick Fox, Tasha Mack (Wendy Raquel Robinson), and Chardonnay (Brandy) are all in the car….sneaking since Tasha can’t be see out in the open solo with Rick.
Rick confesses his love for Tasha and it SEEMS Tasha agrees to let Pookie go. But is that what’s really going to go down? We shall see. Check out the preview below, and tune in tonight at 10p/9c on BET.
The show’s mid-season finale wraps on May 21st.
Dubb enlists the production talent of fellow Cali native Ty Dolla $ign for the latest leak off his upcoming Q.White mixtape.
Much like the Fab Five changed basketball, Andre Agassi changed tennis. His rock and roll persona amped up the quiet game drawing the attention of the MTV generation and Hollywood elite. The man behind the racquet scored many endorsements over his career but none as big as Nike. His vibrant signatures changed the image of “tennis shoe,” adding color to a once dull genre. Now that Agassi has once again joined the Nike team, we take a look at his 10 best kicks and hope that we will see a number of them back on shelves soon.
Nike Air Trainer 1
Bo knows tennis, but not like Andre. A young Agassi came into the game rockin McEnroe kicks much like Penny sported Mikes.
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Jeremih stays on a roll, here letting loose a new freebie, featuring California rapper The Game. “Let Loose” sees The Game opening things up with a verse, as the singer-songwriter then flexes his pipes throughout the remainder of the track. As of now, there is no word if the on-hand audio will end up on any project. But nonetheless, let it hold you over as we await Jeremih’s forthcoming Thumpy Johnson album.
Jeremih makes music for the strip clubs with his sex-drenched record “Let Loose” featuring Game. The Compton MC drops some salacious rhymes off the top, while the R&B crooner encourages his girl to shake it fast. It’s unknown where the song will end up, but Jeremih is readying his new album Thumpy Johnson for release this year.
Rick Ross attends Game 2 of the Heat vs. Bulls series and his son gets an autographed pair of D.Wade’s shoes.
Previously: Rick Ross – Box Chevy (Video)