Kanye West and Adidas reportedly entered the new year with nine different Yeezy Boost 350 V2s in the stash, and it looks like there will be much more than that when it’s all said and done. In addition to the “Earth” Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 and colorways such as “Flax” and Linen,” sneaker source Yeezy Mafia reports that there are also “Marsh” and “Sulfur” iterations in the works.
Official images both colorways have not yet been revealed but you can get a good idea what to expect from the first look shown below.
According to Yeezy Mafia, both the “Marsh” and “Sulfur” Yeezy Boost 350 V2s come equipped with a “sandstone-yellow” primeknit, which looks a lot like the aforementioned “Flax” and Linen” color schemes. The “Marsh” style features a matching yellow midsole, a brown sockliner and a grey outsole, while the “Sulfur” colorway opts for a gum outsole beneath the yellow midsole.
Both kicks are also highlighted by the familiar semi-translucent stripe that streaks across the knit upper. The “Marsh” colorway lacks the pull tab on the heel, but other than that it appears as though these sneakers are very similar in style.
Gender and uality are two topics that have been discussed quite a bit over the last few years. The LGBTQ+ community has seen a lot more visibility over the last little while which has led to more inclusion in the media, particularly TV shows and movies. One the examples this is CW’s brand new series, “Batwoman.” The title character, otherwise known as Kate Kane, is played by actress Ruby Rose who has been quite open in the past about her uality.
On the latest episode the series, Kane comes out to Gotham City as gay. This revelation comes as quite the risk because the more she tells about herself, the more likely it is people will figure out she is “Batwoman.” It’s important to note that Kane made this decision after seeing another character struggle to come out to their parents.
Kara Danvers players Supergirl who is the one who ends up writing the article about Kane’s uality. Perhaps the most significant part this revelation is the fact that “Batwoman” is now the first openly gay title character in a superhero series. This is a huge step for LGBTQ+ visibility and with “Batwoman” leading the way, we could see other series take this route in the future.
Just last week, it was revealed that Biggie would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Fame this year. The Rock and Rolle Hall Fame has been quite friendly to hip-hop acts over the last few years as a plethora artists have been inducted. Tupac, NWA, Run DMC are some the artists that come to mind. Biggie is a legend the genre so it only makes sense that the Hall Fame would honor him.
According to TMZ, the Hall Fame has a pretty special celebration planned for Biggie’s induction. Diddy will be on tap to witness Biggie’s induction which will take place on May 2nd in Cleveland, Ohio. In the report, it states that Diddy might have something cool planned which will either come in the form a performance or another sort tribute.
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Biggie’s wife Faith Evans also plans to attend the event and could also be a part the festivities on stage. Diddy and Evans have been a part numerous BIG tributes over the years so it wouldn’t be surprising to see them link up on stage for the Rock and Roll Hall Fame.
The induction ceremony will be broadcast live on HBO so if you’re interested in checking it out, it will be available to the masses.
Chinese New Year will be taking place on Saturday, January 25th this year and sneaker brands are gearing up for the occasion. Adidas is always one the first brands to unveil their Chinese New Year lineup and this year, they will be using the Adidas UltraBoost 2020 as their crown jewel. UltraBoost’s are typically very popular so in only makes sense that they would make a whole CNY pack around the silhouette.
According to Sneaker News, the Adidas UltraBoost 2020 Chinese New Year pack will feature five distinct shoes that celebrate the Year the Rat. Each colorway is unique and comes with different flowery patterns. These models are fairly interesting and in some cases, they even feature colored boost which is becoming more a common trait amongst UltraBoosts. Four the colorways have a black base while one them is white. This white model is unique as it has a gold animal on the tongue instead the Adidas logo.
These will be dropping on Friday, January 24th for $180 USD each. Let us know in the comments below if you plan on copping any them.
Saturday night, Conor McGregor returned to the UFC octagon to face f against Donald Cerrone in UFC 246’s main event. Marking his first fight since October 2018, McGrgeo quickly adapted, making a clear example Cerrone in 40 seconds with a single knock out.
It was to the tune a strike with his shoulder immediately after the opening bell. He followed it up with a few more strikes, a high kick, and a left hand to seal the deal.
“I made history here tonight. I set another record. I’m the first fighter in UFC history to get knockout victories at featherweight, at lightweight and now welterweight,” McGregor said post-match. “Donald holds the record for the most head kick knockouts so I was very very happy to get one myself. Thank you all for the support.”
As for Cerrone, the American fighter had no issue in giving McGregor’s strategy its due credit.
“I’ve never seen anything like that,” Cerrone said. “He busted my nose and it started bleeding and I stepped back and he head kicked me …] I love this sport and I’m going to keep fighting.”
Gabrielle Union has added herself to the growing list public voices, speaking out in favor d Durboah Dugan, the Recording Academy CEO who was mos recently ousted from the organization. Less than two weeks away fromtehGrammys, theBoard Trustees announced that they placed Dugan on administrative leave following reported finds misconduct.
New reports, however, alleged that Dugan was actually kicked out the organization for sending out a memo that challenged issues that included alleged misuse duns, voting irregularities, and conflicts interest within the Academy.
“Coulda sworn this is the same board that told women to ‘step up,’” Union most recently tweeted. “Clearly what they really meant was stand down, turn a blind eye to problems, or be fired. #DeborahDugan truly stepped up & tried to make necessary changes & was shown the door. Been there, done that, got fired too.”
Her “step up” reference connects back to the controversial comments made by former Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow who suggested that female artists “step up” if they expected to win more awards after calls for inclusivity.
Through a statement, Dugan also made an allusion to the line, vowing to uncover what really took place when she is legally able to do so.
“What has been reported is not nearly the story that needs to be told,” said Dugan. “When our ability to speak is not restrained by a 28-page contract and legal threats, we will expose what happens when you ‘step up’ at the Recording Academy, a public nonprit.:
With the newest collection for her Kylie Cosmetics line, Kylie Jenner is keeping things along the lines a family affair.
It was in a new promotional video for a new collection products, dedicated to Jenner and Travis Scott‘s daughter Stormi, that the mogul also teased fans to a snippet an unreleased track that features Scott, Don Toliver, and fellow Texas upstart Kaash Paige.
“I think I’ve been waiting for this moment since the day i found out i was pregnant,” wrote Kylie in an accompanying caption. “An entire collection by @kyliecosmetics dedicated to my beautiful daughter i can’t wait for the reveal!!!! You will fall in love. The Stormi Collection launches 2.1.20″
Following the unveiling, many fans naturally inquired about the identity the track with Paige confirming that the cut was indeed an unreleased collaboration on which she is featured, set to arrive on DonToliver’s forthcoming solo project.
“Oh I forgot to tell y’all,” wrote Kaash in a tweet. “I’m on don toliver project with him and Travis.”
It’s not the first time Kylie has shown love for all three artists. Last year, Paige’s prile got a signifanctboostafterJenner featured her “Love Songs” track in one her Instagram stories, a very common trend as late for Jenner whose candid social media moments have become a hotbed for new talent.
Hus KingPin has returned with a new album called End Of A Decade. As the title suggests, the project showcases 16 rare and unreleased tracks recorded between the years 2009 and 2019.
Guests on the album include Kool G Rap, longtime collaborator SmooVth, Conway, Westside Gunn, Planet Asia, Tristate and Rozewood with production handled by Evidence, Roc Marciano, Arch Druids, One Session + more.
End Of A Decade finally arrived on Friday (January 17) after encountering some sample clearance issues. It serves as the follow-up to The Connect Tape, which was released last month.
Check out the album stream, cover art and tracklist below.
In a new study titled “Record-Setting Ocean Warmth Continued in 2019,” scientists have determined that the temperature the ocean’s surface to 2,000 meters deep has shown warming 228,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Joules heat over the last 25 years, as reported by Complex.
The study’s lead author, Lijing Cheng, explained the warming to CNN by making an analogy to the atom-bomb: “The amount heat we have put in the world’s oceans in the past 25 years equals to 3.6 billion Hiroshima atom-bomb explosions. This measured ocean warming is irrefutable and is further pro global warming. There are no reasonable alternatives aside from the human emissions heat-trapping gases to explain this heating.”
For reference, the Hiroshima atom-bomb was 63,000,000,000,000 Joules.
“The price we pay is the reduction ocean-dissolved oxygen, the harmed marine lives, strengthening storms and reduced fisheries and ocean-related economies,” Cheng explained. “However, the more we reduce greenhouse gasses, the less the ocean will warm.”
The study credits this heat increase for the rise in extreme weather conditions: “The increasing heat increases evaporation, and the extra moisture in the warmer atmosphere nourishes heavy rains and promotes flooding leading to a more extreme hydrological cycle and more extreme weather (in particular hurricanes and typhoons). It is one the key reasons why the Earth has experienced increasing catastrophic fires in the Amazon, California, and Australia in 2019 (extending into 2020 for Australia).”
If you remember that viral video Mariah and her “moments,” the video above is basically that but with MC constantly reminding us she’s, in fact, a songwriter. From her early cute & curly days “as a songwriter” on albums like Daydream, Emotions and the self-titled debut LP, to interviews on The View and CNN during the latter part her 30-year career, Mariah just couldn’t stop reminding us that her pen game is stronger than her signature whistle register. While the hairstyles might change throughout the two-and-a-half-minute mashup video, the message is always the same: Mariah Carey is, was and always will be…a singer/songwriter. Heard you!
Congrats again to MiMi on her induction into the Songwriters Hall Fame! Peep the aforementioned “Mariah moments” below for even more Carey comedy:
Paris, France – Migos rapper Quavo brought fight night to a Paris club on Thursday (January 16), throwing blows after bouncers refused to let him enter a fashion week after-party.
According to TMZ, the 28-year-old ATLian got into a brief altercation with the staff at Palais Maillot night club over a case of mistaken identity. Quavo showed up for an event celebrating Offest’s Paris Fashion Week debut. By the time he arrived, Offset and Cardi B had already left the venue.
Quavo didn’t take the slight lightly, lashing out at the event staff once he entered the venue. Fan videos taken of the incident show Quavo punching a few people inside the party and pushing several others once outside. Witnesses report he even landed a punch on the Les Twins dancer who vouched for him.
Offset designed his new fall/winter 2020 menswear line himself, collaborating with creative director Chaz A. Jordan to execute his vision. There’s no word on when the Laundered Works Corp capsule collection will be available for purchase.
Alongside D Savage and a number other people, Juice WRLD smokes a joint and looks at the camera in the picture, knowing full well that he just recorded a standout hook for his idol’s upcoming project. It’s sad to realize that he’ll never hear the track in its final form but we know that he’s looking down on us all with a big smile on his face, bumping that new Em until the wheels fall f.
New York, NY – Brooklyn drill torchbearer Pop Smoke was reportedly arrested on Friday (January 17) after police say he tried to move a stolen 2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith from California to his New York City hometown.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, the 20-year-old rapper born Bashar Barakah Jackson originally met the car’s owner in November at a recording studio in Los Angeles. It was there they entered a verbal agreement for the car to be used in an upcoming music video in exchange for some “V.I.P. treatment” at a later date.
Once the car didn’t get returned the following day, the owner reported the car stolen when he tracked the GPS and discovered it was somewhere in Arizona. The next month, Pop Smoke allegedly posted the car on social media — complete with a New York geographical tag — before later deleting it.
Pop Smoke was apprehended at JFK after returning from Paris Fashion Week. He’s scheduled to be arraigned on Friday afternoon with Brooklyn prosecutors handling the case.
He was recently featured on Travis Scott’s JACKBOYS compilation album the single, “Gatti.”
Cardi B and her husband Offset flew over to Paris to celebrate the city’s annual Fashion Week and Offset’s collaboration with Chaz A Jordan. The “Be Careful” rapper expressed on Twitter how she plans to celebrate the major success by her husband and by no surprise, it was in a raunchy way. While Cardi attended the fashion show with her man, she stepped out in a bedazzled mask that accompanied her mesh bodysuit and floor-length coat.
According to TMZ, the rare piece took a total 36 hours to complete by CoutureMask designer Bradley Jordan. While Bradley did have creative control the mask Cardi did have one request and it was to ensure that her eyes could be on full display. By the images that have been shared to the rapper’s feed, it’s clear that he succeeded. Rihanna, French Montanna and Future have all rocked the CoutureMask before and prices range from $5,000 to $7,000. Speaking Rihanna, Cardi recently listed the “Needed Me” singer as one her fashion inspirations along with Lady Gaga, Missy Elliott and Jennifer Lopez.