One of my favorite artist Kendrick Lamar was given the 35th “Generational Icon Award” by the California State Senate yesterday (May 11). State Senator Isadore Hall presented Kendrick with the honor, which celebrates his work in his native hometown of Compton, Calif. Although he’s seen much success in the last four years, K-Dot has remained humble as he continues to serve his community. He’s donated funds to the Compton school district and neighboring charities in hopes of improving the city as a whole. Read More
There is no shortage of think pieces, stat sheets, highlight reels and barbershop debates solidifying Michael Jordan’s rightful claim to the throne. Widely considered the “greatest of all time,” even before his retirement(s), his Royal Airness is often mentioned alongside the likes of Babe Ruth, Wayne Gretzky, Muhammad Ali and Tony Hawk for propelling their respective sport into the globalizing conglomerates they are today. While Ruth jumpstarted one of the most recognizable brands in the world, Ali injected style and intellect to a most violent sport, and Hawk grinded skateboarding into popular culture, no one’s legacy continues to soar quite like Mike’s, thanks in part – or rather mostly – to his revolutionary line of sneakers with Nike and his eponymous Jordan Brand.
But why is it that MJ and his sneakers remain so popular more than a decade after his last professional game? And most importantly, at least for us sneakerheads, how much longer will his dominance atop the footwear industry prevail?
Kendrick Lamar may speak softly in terms of media outings, but when he does announce something – its worth listening. The Compton artist took to none other than his (markedly neglected) Instagram to reveal the album art for his forthcoming album – which has been confirmed as To Pimp A Butterfly in his new cover interview with Rolling Stone. While the precise meaning of the title is still ours to find out, the cover is something of a statement in itself: unapologetically defiant, unpatriotic, ironic, blasé even. Pick up the latest issue of Rolling Stone to learn more about K-Dot’s latest work, which is due in stores on March 23.
FINALLY! Feeling like this is out of left field, Kendrick Lamar has announced his forthcoming follow-up LP to 2012’s good kid m.A.A.d city will be available for digital purchase on March 23. Listed as [Untitled] (no word on whether that’s the album’s name or just a placeholder), the iTunes pre-order page mentions it will include 16 tracks with the recent single “The Blacker the Berry” the only one currently listed. Pre-order Lamar’s LP here.
HELL YEA! I’ve been waiting on my favorite series to come back on. If I had to rank between this and POWER, I couldn’t pick. I have been pushing CHAINZ for a while now, and I’m not even from the souf. I’m just glad it’s back!…
By the looks of the first trailer of Season 2 of Most Expensivest Sh*t, GQ and 2 Chainz will be picking up right where they left off in the mini-series’ first season; embarking on cross country trips with the intent of indulging in various activities and products that hold the title of being the most lucrative of their kind. For round two, he will be joined by G.O.O.D Music label-mate Big Sean, and fellow musicians Diplo, French Montana and Jhené Aiko. Watch a preview of this season’s journey’s in the trailer provided above.
As he goes down with another knee injury just when we thought he was finally back…
Dear Mr. Derrick Rose,
When you went down in the first round of the playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers, I knew it was bad. And when you sat out last season, I knew it was because you were going to come back bigger, faster, stronger, and better. And now that MIGHT miss the rest of this season too with another knee injury, I’m at a loss for words, but I’d like to say thank you.