It’s been nearly ten years since Soulja Boy released his breakthrough smash hit, ‘Crank That,’ which dropped back in May of 2007. While a majority of his snap music contemporaries have since vanished from pop culture and music, Soulja Boy — real name DeAndre Cortez Way — continues to make news headlines throughout the years. Whether it is due to dropping hundreds of songs, linking up with (and occasionally signing) the hottest up-and-coming artists, inking multi-million dollar deals with on-flight gambling organizations, or beefing with big-name celebrities like Chris Brown, Shia Labeouf and others, the self-proclaimed King of the Internet has been working hard to stay on top.
For HYPEBEAST TV’s latest episode, they linked up with Soulja Boy to speak on his forthcoming music projects, new music with Drake, Post Malone and more, his SODMG brand and forthcoming sneaker line SBeezy Lights, recent feuds and highly-anticipated boxing match with Chris Brown. Fortunately, the 26-year-old rap mogul was gracious enough to be on his “f*ck everybody” vibe,” expressing everything that was on his mind regarding his recent situations. Soulja goes off on Chris Brown, Mike Tyson, Kanye West, Shia LeBeouf, Migos, Lil Yachty and more. Watch the monologue above. Draco. Read more
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The Air Jordan 13 will be releasing in large numbers this year. One of the 13’s to drop will be the “Black Cat” colorway which is one that fans have been waiting for a while now. They finally hit retailers next weekend.
Largely inspired by the black panther, this blacked out rendering still maintains the shoe’s holographic heel matched with 3M detailing at the paneling. The Tinker Hatfield design is also updated with a shiny midsole and reflective silver threading at the laces.
Take a closer look at the Air Jordan 13 “Black Cat” below via Livestock and make sure to circle January 21st as the official Jordan Release Date. Read more
Following reports of this collab, the Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo “Suptempo” is seen here and it sure doesn’t disappoint. Based in all-black save white Swoosh logos on the midsole and toe box, the Pippen classic that couldn’t get much better ditches its bubble branded call out in favor of the familiar font spelling out the biggest streetwear label in the world and still the most popular in our culture.
Adding to the intrigue, box logo boxes keep this wearable collectable fresh from the inside out with more colorways likely on the way. Take a look at this preview below via Bleacher Report Kicks IG page and keep it locked here for official release details and let us know if Supreme and Nike already has the best collab of 2017. Read more
Jordan Brand looks to focus largely on the Air Jordan 4 in 2017. Having already revealed that they will release the “Motorsports” and “Royalty” 4’s — along with rumors that the highly anticipated KAWS collaboration will also canvas the 1989 silhouette — today news breaks pinning the Air Jordan 4 “Pure Money” for a May 2017 drop.
Originally released back in 2005 when Jordan Brand was feverishly testing the retro waters, the clean white leather build with gleaming hardware resonates greatly with current sartorial attire. What’s more, the “Pure Money” returns in the midst of the Retro Remaster Initiative, meaning the shoe will emerge with premium construction.
An image of the 2017 Air Jordan 4 “Pure Money” has not yet surfaced, but we can report a May 13th Release Date. Stay tuned for more info. Read more
Paul George joins exclusive company with the official unveiling of his first signature silhouette, the Nike PG1. Aligning with LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, Nike Basketball’s current signature athletes, George now stands among fewer than one percent of Nike athletes over the brand’s 44-year history to receive his own shoe. He’s Nike’s 21st basketball player to receive this honor.
At first look, the Nike PG1 is a stylistic triumph. Taking from the smoothness of George’s personality that mirrors his game, the PG1 is tailored to meet the performance specifications of George’s two-way play.
In collaboration with designer Tony Hardman, Nike and George aimed for simplicity and function courtesy of a forefoot strap harnessed by Flywire cables for lockdown. Forefoot Zoom Air then delivers low-profile, responsive cushioning, while a full-bootie ensures a snug one-to-one fit. The scaly paneling births a unique sartorial element to the hoops model alongside an iridescent Swoosh gleaming at both the siding and heel.
The Nike PG1 will retail for $110, allowing it to easily compete in the ever competitive performance basketball market place. Although, at first inspection, it’s clear buyers will get more bang for their buck with George’s first signature silhouette. Take a closer look below and stay tuned for launch details. Read more
Following up the release of the Air Jordan 1 Rare Air “Max Orange” this past weekend, the vibrant shade continues to populate Jordan Brand drops heading into spring, including this Air Jordan 12 Low.
Holding court for the second weekend in a row is Max Orange, a warm weather hue that seamlessly contrasts the predominately noir sentiment seen on this low-cut Air Jordan 12. Properly blending synthetic suede and nubuck fabrication, the look is one that doubles as a winter wear transitioning easily to spring functionality.
Take a closer look at the Air Jordan 12 Low “Max Orange” below and circle this Saturday January 14th as the official release date. Read more
Tarheels fans can rejoice and start the countdown to summer 2017 now, as the warm weather season ahead will mean the return of the highly coveted Air Jordan 11 Low “UNC”.
Originally released back in 2001, the shoe then featured a Columbia Blue shade across the patent leather construction. Now, a slightly different variation dubbed University Blue will canvas the retro which also features an icy blue outsole below. So while things have changed quite a bit in the 16 years since the shoe originally released, the sentiment fueled by Jordan’s alma mater remains present.
Take a look at the 2017 Air Jordan 11 Low “UNC” below and stay tuned for the official Release Date. Read more
Taking inspiration from the Birmingham Barons, the minor league baseball team where Michael Jordan played following his first retirement from the NBA, comes this Air Jordan 11 Low due out this spring.
Outfitted in the team’s Metallic Silver/Black primaries with white accents, the Air Jordan 11 Low “Barons” has been circulating throughout the web for months now. Now we’ve learned that the shoe will drop sometime this spring with all reports leaning towards an April 2017 Release Date. These will also be available in full family sizes.
Take a better look at the “Barons” below and stay tuned for more details. Read more
All-black Air Jordans, more affectionately referred to as the “Black Cats,” helped close out 2016 for Jordan Brand with the noir centric Air Jordan 6. Now, to usher in the New Year, the Air Jordan 13 “Black Cat” takes flight in a matter of weeks.
In what will be somewhat of a banner year for the Air Jordan 13 – marking the return of the “True Red” and “Flint” colorways respectively – the “Black Cat” 13’s will get the ball rolling on its January 21st Release Date. It also looks as if the shoe will be available in smaller sizes as well. Read more
The final Tinker Hatfield designed Air Jordan from his initial run of crafting MJ’s signature collection, the Air Jordan 15 holds cultural importance often times grossly overlooked. Also hailing as the truest post-Bulls release with a run in 1999-2000, the OG “Flight Jacket” color-way returns to retailers this weekend.
Famously inspired by fighter jets – the causality for its sleek and stealthy aesthetic – the shoe’s elongated tongue and woven upper was far ahead of its time at the turn of the century. This weekend we’ll see if the Air Jordan 15 OG is finally on par with the cultural climate of modern-day.
Take an official look at the 15’s below. Read more
Jordan Brand’s Heiress collection will continue into 2017 with this striking Air Jordan 6 colorway.
Outfitted in a combination of black suede and shiny leather, the look comes to a close with a traditional white midsole and a translucent icy outer.
Expect the Air Jordan 6 “Heiress” in stores February 2017. Read more