One of the biggest summer tours is upon us. With Drake and Lil Wayne set to face off, the duo release a trailer to hold fans over till their tour kicks off August 8 in Buffalo, New York.
Angie sure is starting out her time at Power 105 with a bang. If Jay Z calling in on her first show to wish her well wasn’t enough, today Remy Ma called the Voice of NY just 10 days before she’s scheduled to be released from prison.
Boardwalk Empire’s final season is upon us, and HBO has released a trailer giving a quick glimpse into the events that are about to occur. (more…)
Christmas In July? Once again the good folks at Nike and Team Jordan want to see what sneaker selling records can they break by restocking popular Air Jordans sneakers that were released earlier this year.
Tomorrow, July 22, Eastbay.com will restock nearly 50 different coveted Air Jordans: ten different Air Jordan 1′s, four XI’s, a handful of III’s, plenty of X’s and so on down the line. Nearly every classic Jordan model is represented here, and soon-to-be classics like the Future and remixed favorites like the “LAB” series.
ATTENTION: Many of the shoes will only be available in very large sizes (14, 15 and beyond), but not all. Indeed, there’s plenty of heat even for the more average-sized feet among us.
Click here to shop the whole collection now; although stock won’t release until Tuesday morning at 5am, you can see sizing options for each reissue today.There Will Be Another Huge Air Jordan Restock On Eastbay Tomorrow (JULY 22) Christmas In July? Once again the good folks at Nike and Team Jordan want to see what sneaker selling records can they break by restocking popular Air Jordans sneakers that were released earlier this year.
YG’s latest video to his hit single “Bicken Back Being Bool” is a detailed look into the day and the life of a Bompton Blood gang member. Watch the video above.
Common’s ‘Nobodies Smiling’ LP drops tomorrow July 22, and he stopped Sway in the morning on Shade 45 to start off his promo run.
With all huge the success of his critically acclaimed 2012 LP good kid, m.A.A.d city, Kendrick Lamar has all eyes on him right now. Everyone in the hip-hop world is expecting K.Dot to strike lighting twice and deliver another classic. He recently sat with Complex mag’s Associate Editor Insanul Ahmed to talk about the pressure of adding to his budding hip hop legend.
Kendrick Lamar Covers Complex’s August/September Issue With all huge the success of his critically acclaimed 2012 LP good kid, m.A.A.d city, Kendrick Lamar has all eyes on him right now.
“If I keep focusing on, ‘I need to make something better than good kid,’ it’s going to be just that,” says Kendrick. “That’s not challenging yourself. I don’t want to become that person reflecting on what has been done. What I’m doing now is the question. I’m only as good as my last word, my last hook, my last bridge.”
He definitely has a lot more stories to chronicle, and divine intervention is playing a role in what his next body of work will sound like.
“I got a greater purpose,” he says. “God put something in my heart to get across and that’s what I’m going to focus on, using my voice as an instrument and doing what needs to be done.”
The always controversial Kanye West recently gave an interview with GQ Magazine in which he revealed some details of his yet to be titled latest album.
Yeezus says he plans to release it this fall after a new single called “All Day” (which he hopes to share in the “next couple weeks”).
When asked about when the new record is due, West said:
I hope I can get one of these songs out in the next couple of weeks, just to have something up and running. But I think most likely September. I go back and forth. Like, should it be September or should it be October? Should it be November? When Beyoncé was working on her last album, she took a while. I was thinking it could somehow come out in June, like Yeezus, and just kill it for the summer. But then I’m like, I have to work on Adidas and be with my child.
I think just my usual pattern is like that. It’s like a pendulum. The pendulum gains momentum by swinging in the other direction. Even lyrically, I think about certain lines that I say on my new single, which is called “All Day,” that usually Jay would say, but Jay’s not on there. So I say, All day, nigga, it’s Ye, nigga. Shopping for the winter, it’s just May, nigga. Ball so hard, man, this shit cray, nigga. You ain’t getting money unless you got eight figures. Right? Jay would have said that. And then eventually I would have came in with, like, whatever I come in with. But the balance of a meal is that when people walk in, they want water first. People definitely weren’t getting water first on Yeezus. I do fight with myself to say, “Keep fighting.” But also, you know, you can’t win every single fight. It’s a long war, and if you’re out there trying to, like, blow up every single building, you won’t win the war.
Ye on Drake:
“Currently that spot is taken,” West says. “Let’s be honest—he got last summer.”
“You know. There’s only one person.”
“Yeah. He got last summer. And I’d never given it up till last summer.” Now he’s thinking about taking it back. “It’s a real question for me. Do I want to?”
About his album-making process:
Kanye West Covers GQ: Promises A New Album This Fall, Admits Drake is on Top and Will Drop New Single “All Day” Very Soon The always controversial Kanye West recently gave an interview with GQ Magazine in which he revealed some details of his yet to be titled latest album.
Well, when I work on an album, it’s fun at certain times. There’s some accomplishments, and sometimes there’s a bit of frustration. And it’s usually like a nine-month process, right? This is a multi-lifetime process that we have now embarked on. Meaning starting now, you’re just starting to see a glimmer of what the idea of West will mean. So right now, at this age and with this visibility and with the skill sets that Kim is now giving me, I think I have a good chance of success in building something that has longevity, high integrity, high success rate, and is very fulfilling, not only for me creatively but also in adding fulfillment to people’s lives. Adding ease. Adding wonder. Adding magic.
Earlier this year NBA star Kobe Bryant came under fire this year for remarks made earlier this year when a few comments he made about the Miami Heat posing in hoodies in honor of Trayvon Martin were taken out of context, however, it was all forgiven.
This weekend marked the one-year anniversary of George Zimmerman being acquitted in the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin, and in support of Trayvon Martin’s family, Kobe made an appearance at a peace rally held at Crenshaw High School along with his wife and LA rapper Nipsey Hussle.
During his short but meaningful speech, the future hall of famer praised Trayvon’s parents for being true inspirations for fighting through adversity.
Standing here as a basketball player, dealing with adversity with the Achilles injuries and ‘is he too old to come back and play?,’ those are all pressures that we as athletes deal with. Those are challenges we deal with. And when you look at those challenges in a vacuum, they feel like they’re the most important, the most significant things in the world going on when you look at them in isolation.
However, step outside of that, look at [Trayvon’s parents] Sybrina, Tracy and what they had to go through as a family, what they’ve come out of — that’s true adversity! That’s responding to true conflict and being true inspirations. What they’re doing now, in telling that story, I believe is absolutely phenomenal because those are stories that need to be told. And players, such as myself and others who have a platform, our responsibilities are more than putting a ball through the basket, but giving them the platform to voice these inspirations.
Kobe also gave advice to kids, urging them to find their passion so that the older generation can help and mentor them along the way.
For the kids that are here, the one thing that I will say is: Find your passion. Find what you are absolutely passionate about. It takes some searching, it takes some experimenting. Whether it’s writing, photography, or whatever the case may be, find what you’re passionate about.
The reason that’s so important is because once you find what you’re passionate about, everything else in your life lines up. Everything makes sense. You wake up in the morning and you have absolute purpose what you’re here to do, what you’re here to accomplish. So I challenge all the young people and the adults to help the next generation find what you’re passionate about and then it becomes our responsibility to guide and mentor them along the way so they can accomplish great things while changing the world. It starts with us.
Watch Kobe’s speech below:
Kobe Bryant Speaks At Trayvon Martin Rally Earlier this year NBA star Kobe Bryant came under fire this year for remarks made earlier this year when a few comments he made about the Miami Heat posing in hoodies in honor of Trayvon Martin were taken out of context, however, it was all forgiven.
On Thursday, July 17, Eric Garner was choked to death by NYPD officers in Staten Island after breaking up a fight, and being caused of selling cigarettes.
Garner a father of six was known around his neighborhood as a “Gentle Giant” stand at 6 ft 3 in and well over 300 lbs was approached by some NYPD officers for tying to allegedly sell cigarettes after breaking up a fight. Garner barked at the officer and pleaded with him to leave him alone and that he wasn’t selling cigarettes, a pedestrian recorded the entire situation on his phone as it unfolded.The video is truly reminiscent of the scene in the Spike Lee movie ‘Do The Right Thang” where the NYPD officers choke Radio Raheem to death after the huge brawl at Sal’s pizza ria.
Every time you see me, you wanna mess with me. I’m tired of it. It stops today. I’m done. I didn’t even do nothing. Everybody standing here. I didn’t do nothing. I did not sell nothing. Every time you see me, you wanna harass me and stop me, talking about I’m selling cigarettes. I’m minding my business, officer. I’m minding my business. Just please, leave me alone. I told you the last time. Please leave me alone.
Once Garner got a little too loud, asking the officer to let him go about his business, the other officers surrounded Garner and took him down to the ground, they choked him to restrain him while also another officer put their knee on his head to keep him on the floor. As the restraining continued Garner screamed at least eight times that he couldn’t breathe but the officers continued to hold the 43 year father on the ground with no mercy.
Daniel Pantaleo, the officer responsible for putting Eric into the illegal chokehold, has been stripped of his gun and badge and has been placed on desk duty while the NYPD’s internal affairs office investigates and will continue to be paid.
Reverend Al Sharpton, Eric’s wife and his mother held a conference on Saturday and vowed to keep fighting until there’s justice for Eric.
“I talked to the mayor and the police commissioner and we are not going to stop until we can get justice for this man,” Mr. Sharpton said. Mr. Garner’s wife joined Mr. Sharpton but had to be escorted off the stage after she broke down in tears.
Eric had asthma, so already some reports are saying he may have died from the asthma attack and not the chokehold, which is frustrating to hear because obviously the asthma attack had to be caused by something right? Garner clearly told them he could not breathe several times during the arrest and they did nothing but continue to restrain him and hold him down as if he assaulted one of the officers.
It is unclear if the chokehold contributed to the death on Thursday afternoon of Mr. Garner, who was at least 6 feet 3 inches tall and who, friends said, had several health issues: diabetes, sleep apnea, and asthma so severe that he had to quit his job as a horticulturist for the city’s parks department. He wheezed when he talked and could not walk a block without resting, they said.
Nonetheless, the use of a chokehold in subduing a large but unarmed man during a low-level arrest raises for Mr. Bratton the same questions about police training and tactics that he faced 20 years ago, in his first stint as New York City’s police commissioner.
Eric Garner is survived by six kids, including a 3-month-old baby. Below is more unseen footage of this unfortunate situation of Garner on the floor lifeless, while the NYPD attempt to get Garner medical help.
Staten Island Man Dies After Police Put Him in an Illegal Choke Hold On Thursday, July 17, Eric Garner was choked to death by NYPD officers in Staten Island after breaking up a fight, and being caused of selling cigarettes.