Chance The Rapper Brings "Acid Rap" & "10 Day" To Streaming Services

The internet’s golden mixtape era made yielded countless classic tapes, many which helped kick f careers for some the game’s current superstars. And while this era made for a veritable treasure trove free music, the majority tapes were left behind in the great streaming transition. Though we’re currently seeing moves being made to bridge the gap, with Drake‘s So Far Gone and some Wiz’s formative drops recently hitting streaming platforms, there remain plenty key holdovers. Now, Chance The Rapper has ficially lightened the load, bringing two his most acclaimed tapes to all platforms.

Chance The Rapper Brings "Acid Rap" & "10 Day" To Streaming Services

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As now, Chance’s 10 Day and breakout project Acid Rap have joined the remainder his catalog on Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music and more. The move is a big one for those us who value organization in our music collection, and a promising sign developments to come. It’s especially nice to see Acid Rap once again returning to the fold, which may very well serve as a reminder what Chance is capable .

It’s no coincidence that his upcoming Owbum is right around the corner. Why not look to the past to prepare for the future? Stream some Chance’s essential material below, on your favorite streaming service.

Adidas NMD "Passport Pack" Now Available: Purchase Links

The Adidas “Unvaulted” Collection is expanding this week with the launch the all new “Passport Pack” featuring printed NMDs inspired by two iconic cities: Berlin and Tokyo.

The “Passport Pack” is now available in-store and online exclusively through the Foot Locker family brands, including: Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports and Eastbay. The Berlin colorway is priced at $140 ($120 kids), while the Tokyo rendition retails for $130 ($110 kids).

Check out some purchase links below.

Last year, Adidas and Foot Locker teamed up to launch the Printed Series with never seen before NMDs that were inspired by New York and Atlanta.

This year the Unvaulted Collection has since evolved with Taped Boost, the first time that printed tape had been applied to the beloved Boost cushioning. This printed tape also appears on the upper the special edition NMDs, as seen in the ficial photos embedded below.

Adidas NMD "Passport Pack" Now Available: Purchase Links

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Adidas NMD "Passport Pack" Now Available: Purchase Links
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Adidas NMD "Passport Pack" Now Available: Purchase Links

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Adidas NMD "Passport Pack" Now Available: Purchase Links

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New Music: Ed Sheeran feat. Khalid ‘Beautiful People’

As he gears up for his No.6 Collaborations Project, Ed Sheeran teams up with Khalid on his latest single “Beautiful People.”

The breezy duet finds Sheeran back at an L.A. party where he doesn’t fit in. “This is my only fear / That we become beautiful people / Drop top, designer clothes, front row at fashion shows / What do you do and who do you know?” he sings. “Let’s leave the party / That’s not who we are / We are not beautiful.”

Khalid is also equally unfazed by the glitterati. “‘Cause with my arms around you, there’s no need to care / We don’t fit in well ’cause we are just ourselves,” he sings.

No.6 Collaborations Project drops July 12. In addition to the previously-released singles “Cross Me” with Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock and the Justin Bieber-assisted hit “I Don’t Care,” the 15-track collection includes collaborations with Cardi B and Camila Cabello (“South of the Border”) and Bruno Mars and Chris Stapleton (“Blow”), plus Travis Scott, Young Thug, H.E.R., Ella Mai, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and Stormzy.

Hear their “Beautiful” collabo below.

Flying Lotus Laughed "Like A Goat" When He Saw Tierra Whack’s Response To His Album Request

Los Angeles, CA – Flying Lotus is a Los Angeles-bred musical treasure. His resumé includes work with the late Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar, Thundercat, Earl Sweatshirt, DOOM and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke. But he’s always looking to collaborate with other like-minded individuals.

So after FlyLo told HipHopDX he wanted to do an entire album with Tierra Whack, naturally we had to let the Whack World mastermind know.

Last month, DX’s Jake Rohn caught up with Whack at Minnesota’s 2019 Soundset Music Festival and asked if she’d heard about FlyLo’s request.

“He can do whatever he wants with me,” she said. When asked what the title should be, she replied, “Whatever he wants it to be.”

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In an effort to bridge the gap and make this collaboration happen, DX sent FlyLo the interview.

“Bahhhhhhhhhhhh,” he responded text to DX. “I did just laugh like a goat when I saw that.”

For now, their joint project is merely an abstract idea floating around in cyberspace but with both artists on board, perhaps it will soon become a reality.

After all, FlyLo’s latest effort — Flamagra — is just dropped and it’s already been over year since the audio visual album Whack World switched up the game.

Maybe it’s time.

Jimmy Butler Claps Back At Fan Who Says Butler "Isn’t Worth A Max"

Whether Jimmy Butler re-signs with the Philadelphia 76ers or another team as a free agent this summer, he knows he is about to get PAID.

Butler, who turns 30 in September, is eligible to receive a five-year, $189M max contract from the Sixers while other teams around the league can fer a max four years, $141M. According to at least one IG user (and over 9,000 others that liked his comment) Butler is not worth that kind money.

As seen in the exchange embedded below, Jimmy Buckets replied to that fan, “And your opinion isn’t worth my comment.. but hey I guess we both getting shit we ain’t worth.”

Among the teams interested in acquiring Jimmy Butler this Summer is the Houston Rockets, a team that doesn’t have nearly enough cap space to sign him, but are hopeful they can pull f a sign-and-trade with the Sixers.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Rockets are now actively looking to trade PJ Tucker, Eric Gordon and/or Clint Capela in an effort to free up cap space. Woj also notes that Houston is looking to acquire first round picks as part any trade, which they intend to flip to Philadelphia as part a Butler sign-and-trade.

According to Ric Bucher, Butler is also considering signing with the Los Angeles Lakers and it appears he’d be willing to take less money in order to team with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers are also in the mix, according to reports.

Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Jewelry Is Available To Buy Here

The music world has been moving forward just fine without Tekashi 6ix9ine. The Brooklyn-based rapper is currently spending time behind bars while he awaits his racketeering trial to begin. The rainbow-haired sensation was once one the most popular artists in the world, bragging about how many Billboard songs he had charted and releasing some 2018’s biggest bangers. The “GUMMO” rapper’s music career is in jeopardy and depending on what he does when/if he gets out prison, he likely won’t be able to stunt with loads flashy jewelry anymore. One his former jewelers decided that he wanted to sell one the Cuban link chokers that Tekashi commissioned him to design before getting locked up, breaking it up into different pieces and giving up his phone number to potential clients.

As reported by RapCurrent, Trax NYC is selling one 6ix9ine’s old pieces. The jeweler decided that, since 6ix9ine can no longer stick to his side their deal (he had agreed to promote the business on social media), he would be fering up a little slice hip-hop history. Explaining in a video, Trax NYC says that he cut up the Cuban link necklace that Tekashi ordered, selling it in sections to anybody who’s down to spend some cash. The piece was originally meant as a gift for 69, explaining that the only thing he wanted in return was promotion.

If you want to own some Tekashi’s jewelry, check out the post below and call the phone number to inquire about pricing. 

Tom Brady Effortlessly Trolls ESPN’s Max Kellerman On Instagram

Tom Brady will turn 42 years old in August, but the six-time Super Bowl champ has shown no signs slowing thus far.

In recent years, Brady and the New England Patriots have heard numerous “experts” and analysts predict their downfall, only to once again dominate the AFC East and contend for the Lombardi Trophy year after year. Among those who have wrongly assumed the Brady decline is ESPN’s Max Kellerman. During a July 2016 episode “First Take,” Kellerman said, “He’s going to fall f a cliff. Tom Brady is going to be a BUM in short order.”

Brady hasn’t forgotten about that.

As seen in photo embedded below, Brady posted a snapshot his 61 MPH arm strength on his Instagram Story on Thursday, along with Kellerman’s quote, “He’s gonna fall f a cliff.”

Tom Brady Effortlessly Trolls ESPN's Max Kellerman On Instagram

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Brady and the Pats will begin their quest for a second straight Super Bowl title on September 8, as they host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first Sunday Night Football game the season. 

The future Hall Famer is 6-3 all-time in the Super Bowl, including a victory against the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl in his first season as a starting QB. To put things in perspective, Brady’s nine trips to the Super Bowl are more than any other NFL franchise has in their history. 

Klay Thompson Greets LeBron James At "Space Jam 2" Set On Crutches

Klay Thompson suffered a devastating ACL injury during Game 6 the NBA Finals and will be out the Golden State Warriors lineup for the majority next season. Despite this, it hasn’t stopped him from signing on to appear in Space Jam 2 alongside other big NBA stars like LeBron James, Damian Lillard, and even Anthony Davis. In fact, Thompson made his way to the set the film on Wednesday where he was greeted by LeBron himself. In the video which was obtained by TMZ, Thompson can be seen hobbling along on crutches while other players shoot around. At one point, it appears as though his teammate Draymond Green is also on the set.

Since filming began, LeBron has been on Twitter talking about just how excited he is about the whole process and how it’s been a dream for him for a while now. Just yesterday, Stephen A. Smith teased that he would be included in the film which would certainly be one the funniest cameos you could imagine.

It will be interesting to see what other cameos we get as filming continues to progress throughout the Summer. Are you looking forward to Space Jam 2 or could you do without the sequel?

Nike x Stranger Things Collab Drops Today: Purchase Links

The hit Netflix series Stranger Things will return for Season 3 next week (4th July), and Nike is celebrating with a limited edition sneaker collection, featuring the Cortez, Blazer and Tailwind silhouettes. 

Decked out in the green and orange color scheme Hawkins High, the three sneakers will release alongside a matching range apparel starting at 10am ET today, June 27. Check out the early Nike purchase links, as well as some overseas retailers, below.

Per Nike:

“The sporting world in 1985 was also undergoing a radical change — energy was reverberating from the summer games in Los Angeles and pro basketball was swinging firmly into its showtime era. At Nike, 1985 was the year visible Air began to take shape (realized two years later in the Air Max I) and when the iconic Dunk emerged on collegiate basketball courts. Meanwhile, the Cortez, Blazer and Tailwind remained sport and style staples, granting a timely authenticity to the Stranger Things collection.”

A second drop  shoes is slated to arrive on July 1. Dubbed the “OG Pack,” each these sneakers are built on red, white and blue colorways in celebration 1985 Independence Day with a year marker on the heel and special firework display sock liner.

Nike x Stranger Things Collab Drops Today: Purchase Links

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Nike x Stranger Things Collab Drops Today: Purchase Links

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Nike x Stranger Things Collab Drops Today: Purchase Links

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Nike x Stranger Things Collab Drops Today: Purchase Links

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Birdman’s Discusses Privacy & Says Relationship With Toni Braxton Is "Straight"

The relationship between Birdman and Toni Braxton wasn’t one that fans thought would last, but the couple is going strong. There have been breakup rumors as late, especially since they haven’t shared any plans tying the knot anytime soon, but Birdman insists that he and Braxton are doing just fine. HollywoodLife caught up with him recently and when they attempted to pry about his relationship, he let it be known that private life is f limits.

“Straight. She’s straight. We good,” he said. “I ain’t the one to give my life like that. I feel my life is my personal life, especially with my kids. I’ve never been the kind man to exploit my kids on social media or my personal life. I only use it for business, movie driven, that’s all I ever use it for.”

Fans also shouldn’t expect to see him making an appearance on Braxton Family Values anytime soon. “No!” he said while laughing. “I stay f the media business! My personal life — I don’t believe everybody should have exposure to that. I’ve never been that kind man and I never will.”

Birdman's Discusses Privacy & Says Relationship With Toni Braxton Is "Straight"
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Meanwhile, the hip hop producer has a new film coming out that will be released through Cash Money/Groundwurk Studios titled Tazmanian Devil. The movie is said to be about a “19-year-old Nigerian immigrant who moves to the U.S. and struggles to balance his conflicting desires to join a college fraternity and bond with his estranged father.” A release date has yet to be announced.

Interview: Danny Trejo, Baby Bash & E-Dub Talk "Chicano Soul Shop" & Chicano Influences On Modern Music

Los Angeles, CA – On-screen, Danny Trejo is an imposing, menacing figure. As the renegade Mexican federale Isador “Machete” Cortez — a character which he brought to life beginning with 2001’s Spy Kids film and continuing on with the grindhouse style eponymous films — Trejo so completely embodies the character that his own mother reportedly calls him “Machete” to this day.

But off-screen, Trejo is infectiously jol and passionate, with a love for music and a genuine concern for his fellow underdogs. He laughs often, and heartily, throughout the course of our interview, and shares stories fondly, as one would expect of an elder statesman of the entertainment industry.

“Everything good that’s ever come into my life has come as a result of me helping my fellow man,” Trejo tells HipHopDX exclusively. “And, you know, when I get told some ideas about business from people I trust, I say, ‘well hey, that sounds good to me,’ and I get there.”

Interview: Danny Trejo, Baby Bash & E-Dub Talk "Chicano Soul Shop" & Chicano Influences On Modern Music

That business sense has led to the development of several business ventures bearing the veteran actor’s name. Trejo’s Tacos and Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts — both of which are based in Los Angeles — have proven successful, and are quickly expanding. And now, Trejo’s Music — which officially launched on Father’s Day, June 16, 2019 — has announced its arrival with the debut of Chicano’s Soul Shop Vol. 1, an EP that’s equal parts mixtape and best-of compilation with a decidedly Chicano twist.

But, as Ronald Ray Bryant — a.k.a. Baby Bash, a veteran Mexican-American rapper and producer who has worked with the likes of Akon, Fat Joe, Nino Brown, and E-40 — made clear, this is not your mother’s Chicano music.

“Mexican culture and history are all wrapped in all of our musical stylings,” Bash explains. “The kids today — they integrate American musical styles into the music of their heritage. So, whether they like R&B or they like Hip Hop, or even if they like rock ‘n’ roll, they’re gonna incorporate it into the music they make. But, today’s music has lost a lot of class. We don’t have to be so ratchet all the time. And this music brings back that class — that’s the point of Chicano Soul Shop.”

In what promises to be the first in a series of compilations featuring veteran and rising stars, Chicano Soul Shop Vol. 1 boasts music that runs the gamut from straight-ahead Hip Hop to what could be best described as neo-Ranchero. Throughout it all, there’s a warm lo-fi sound that only adds to its authenticity — an authenticity that’s woefully absent in the cleanly produced, yet clinical, 21st-century musical offerings.

That move was a deliberate one, according to Edward “E-Dub” Rios, one of the co-hosts of the popular Pocos Pero Locos radio show. According to him, the Chicano Soul Shop series is a realization of a longtime dream. “I first came up with this idea back in 2009,” he said. “I wanted to create a compilation that was very modern but had the same kind of sonic textures we’d gotten used to, growing up. You might want to say it’s lo-fi on steroids.”

But don’t think of this venture as a vanity project: all three of the partners in Trejo’s Music — and the Chicano Soul Shop series — have different artists that they’re very excited about. Baby Bash is working on something with Joey Quinones, E-Dub is singing the praises of Malik Malo, and all are excited about Trejo’s newest artist, Tarah New, who also appears on Chicano Soul Shop Vol. 1.

“She can really sing, man!” Trejo shares excitedly, who adds that she recently sang the National Anthem at Dodgers Stadium. “I just love the way she did that. She didn’t make the song all about her — that song, it’s a prayer. It’s about honoring the sacrifice of all the people who died for that flag. When she sang it, she wasn’t all” — he mimics a yodeler — “she just sang the song, and it was beautiful. That’s what I love — when it’s all about the music.”

Chicano Soul Shop Vol. 1 is available now. Stream it below.

StockX Now Valued At $1B, Hires Former eBay Exec As CEO

Sneaker re-selling platform StockX, which bills itself as the “stock market things,” has today announced a $1 billion valuation after closing on a $110 million Series C funding round from DST Global, General Atlantic, and GGV Capital. 

Josh Luber, the co-founder StockX, also announced that former eBay executive Scott Cutler would be taking over as the StockX CEO moving forward.

“Scott Cutler] and I met just two days after StockX went live,” said Luber in an ficial press release. “His extraordinary background mirrors the unique business model we have built at StockX. He understood the power a ‘stock market things’ and quickly became a friend and trusted advisor. Over the three years that followed, as the business scaled rapidly, Greg Schwartz, StockX co-founder and COO] and I had the idea that Scott might one day be the perfect CEO to take us to the next level. Then the stars aligned — the growth continued, we added three world-class investors to our team, and Scott became available. We weren’t looking for a new CEO, but this was a no-brainer.”  

StockX, founded in Detroit in 2016 by Luber and Quicken Loans CEO Dan Gilbert, reportedly sells more than $1 billion products per year on the site, and have goals opening brick and mortar stores in New York. According to CNBC, sneakers account for about 75% sales on the StockX site.

“I have known the company and the management team since the beginning and have been impressed by its unique market model in e-commerce and dramatic growth. StockX is revolutionizing e-commerce,” said Cutler. “That is why the company is one the fastest growing technology companies in the world with a rapidly expanding global user base comprised passionate enthusiasts; it is what sets StockX apart and why I welcome the opportunity to lead the team as we look to what’s next—extending the reach the platform and broadening its fering to provide more users with access to an authentic, transparent, anonymous marketplace.”

Carmelo Anthony Responds To Rumors He’s Cheating On La La: Video

Carmelo Anthony has recently been accused cheating on his wife La La, after photos surfaced  Melo laying next to another woman on a yacht in France. However, Melo tells TMZ Sports that the woman in the photos was actually with her husband and the rest her family.

The 10-time NBA All Star says he normally wouldn’t address such rumors, but the cheating allegations are now affecting both his family and the woman’s family. Melo, who was in France as part Jordan Brand’s annual Quai 54 Streetball Tournament, explains:

“All them bloggers that’s trying to put that out there, that shit is not cool at all,” Melo said. 

“That’s not cool at all. Let that family be they family, they married.”

“The only reason i’m addressing this is because this is affecting my family now and you got me out here looking crazy. Usually I won’t address this, but I had to address this.”

“Can’t let this one slide, because this shit ain’t cool no more. Peace.”

Check out his full comments in the video embedded below.

Vans Vault Pays Tribute To Frida Kahlo With Artsy New Collab

Vans is one the most iconic sneaker brands all-time and their collaborations are always something to behold. The brand likes to stay true to those they pay homage to and that appears to be the case when it comes to his Frida Kahlo collection which will be dropping later this week. For those who don’t know, Frida Kahlo is a famous Mexican artist who rose to prominence during the early stages the 20th century thanks to her unique look and painting style.

With this collection, Vans is honoring some her most iconic works as they grace the canvas upper their shoes. For instance, there will be three silhouettes used in this pack: Sk8-Hi, Authentic, and Slip-On. The slip-on version will come with one Kahlo’s most recognizable portraits. As for the Authentic model, it will use Kahlo’s representation Watermelon’s with the Sk8-Hi bearing the “Las Dos Fridas” across the back.

The entire pack will release on Saturday, June 29th with no prices revealed just yet, according to Sneaker News.

Vans Vault Pays Tribute To Frida Kahlo With Artsy New Collab

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Vans Vault Pays Tribute To Frida Kahlo With Artsy New Collab

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Vans Vault Pays Tribute To Frida Kahlo With Artsy New Collab

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Adidas x Marvel Reveal Colorways Of Donovan Mitchell’s D.O.N Issue #1

Adidas and Marvel today ficially introduced Donovan Mitchell’s first signature sneaker, the Adidas D.O.N Issue #1.

Mitchell’s signature sneaker, priced at $100, will make its retail debut exclusively Adidas.com on July 1 in a red & blue Spiderman-themed colorway, followed by three other super hero designs (shown at the bottom this post).

Mitchell’s journey to the NBA, coupled with his positive outlook through hardship, led to the decision to name his signature line D.O.N. Issue #1, as a testament to Mitchell’s Determination Over Negativity.

“Determination Over Negativity is a belief that anything is possible no matter who you are or where you come from,” said Mitchell. “I wanted this sneaker to be a symbol that – for the kid who believes they can do anything.”

According to Adidas, the D.O.N. Issue #1 features a propulsion clip on the side for lateral support and a wider outsole to provide stability for landing from above-the-rim leaps. Adidas’ Bounce cushioning ensures a comfortable ride, and a unique, wavy tread pattern, which represents Mitchell’s unconventional path to the NBA, helps drive his illusive speed.

Additional design details include spider-web stitching on the toe box and tongue, and a custom coding that represents the addresses stops on Mitchell’s journey to NBA superstar like Brewster Academy in New Hampshire (“80/A:DR WBR] NH”) and the University Louisville (“1.AP.LV:KY”), among others.

Adidas x Marvel Reveal Colorways Of Donovan Mitchell's D.O.N Issue #1

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Each new colorway D.O.N. Issue #1 will celebrate Mitchell and other Marvel Super Heroes:

  • MARVEL’S AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: A red, blue, and white colorway with webbing detailed across the side pays homage to the one and only Spider-Man, and the latest film installment in Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise. 
  • SYMBIOTE SPIDER-MAN: Shock pink, core black, white and silver, with teeth as fierce as the character. Available July 18.
  • STEALTH SPIDER-MAN: Black and green with glow in the dark details. Available Aug. 1.
  • MARVEL’S IRON SPIDER: Red and metallic gold to honor the legendary Iron Spider. Available Aug. 31. 

The D.O.N. Issue #1 ($100) will drop on adidas.com on July 1, and at adidas retail stores globally beginning July 5.

Continue scrolling for a look at the upcoming D.O.N Issue #1 colorways.

Adidas x Marvel Reveal Colorways Of Donovan Mitchell's D.O.N Issue #1

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Adidas x Marvel Reveal Colorways Of Donovan Mitchell's D.O.N Issue #1

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Adidas x Marvel Reveal Colorways Of Donovan Mitchell's D.O.N Issue #1

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