Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Releasing In "Sulfur" & "Marsh" Colorways: First Look

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.

A release date has not yet been announced by rumors suggest the kicks will be launching in the Spring. Stay tuned for more images and click here to preview the upcoming “Tailgate” colorway.

Allen Iverson’s Reebok Answer V Low Returning In OG Colorways

Reebok will continue to retro some Allen Iverson’s most iconic sneakers in 2020, including the Reebok Answer V. The cult classic returned to retailers in 2019 in several OG colorways, as well as new styles that had never been seen before.

Now, Reebok is re-releasing the low-top Answer V in a trio colorways, such as the OG white/black iteration.

Allen Iverson’s Reebok Answer V Low Returning In OG Colorways

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Much like the mid-cut model, the Reebok Answer V Low features a white tumbled leather upper with that unmistakeable shroud that extends up from the sole and through the side panels. Additional details include the I3 logo on the lateral portion the shoe, and a velcro strap on the heel.

In addition to the white & black colorway, the kicks have also resurfaced overseas in pristine, all-white colorway, as well as a brand new white and tan joint. Release details for the trio Answer V Lows have not yet been announced but we expect to learn more in the near future as the kicks have begun popping up at select retailers.

Continue scrolling for a closer look at all three upcoming releases. 

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Chinese Audio Platform Lizhi Goes Public on Wall Street

A leading Chinese podcasting and audio content app called Lizhi has gone public on Nasdaq.

Trading under the ticker symbol LIZI, Lizhi is a competitor of Ximalaya and Dragonfly. They are currently offering investors more than 4 million shares at an $11 IPO price.

Lizhi provides not only podcasts but also audiobooks and livestreasms. Unlike its competitors, if further offers user-generated content, and the app includes various recording tools to help make this happen.

Among those who have invested in Lizhi are:

  • Xiaomi
  • TPG
  • Matrix Partners China
  • Morningside Venture Capital
  • Orchid Asia

According to the company, as of the third quarter of last year, the app had 46.6 million monthly active users. Nearly 6 million of these actively create content for the platform.

Lizhi employs a unique model for monetizing podcasts.

While most podcasters monetize their content through sponsorships or user subscriptions, podcasters on Lizhi monetize their content through virtual gifts.

Recently, Marco Lai, who is the CEO of Lizhi, told TechCrunch that the company hopes to use the proceeds from their U.S. IPO to invest in product development. This includes developing their AI technology.

Lizhi reportedly uses AI in a number of different ways. First, it uses the technology to help it distribute its podcasts. It says that, by doing so, it has achieved a 31% click-through rate on its content. It also uses AI for the following purposes:

  • to monitor content
  • to give creators user engagement data
  • to provide features that lets it fine-tune recordings, reduce noise and create 3D audio

There seems to be plenty of room for the app to grow. According to the company, less than half of mobile users in China listened to online audio content back in 2018. This is expected to increase greatly in the coming years, especially as the market for smart speakers continues to grow in the country.

In support of this, the company has partnered with Baidu on its Xiaodu smart speakers.

Nike Dunk Low "Plum" Set To Return After Almost 20 Years: Details

Nike is making sure the Dunk Low sees a resurgence in 2020 and they’re doing a great job so far. January began with teaser images for Travis Scott‘s Nike SB Dunk Low collab and now, we have some more Dunk Low news. As it turns out, Nike will be bringing back the “Plum” colorway which became famous all the way back in 2001. This sneaker was a part the Japan-exclusive pack called “Ugly Duckling.” This colorway graced the Dunk High back in 2011 but now, sneakerheads will be blessed with the OG version.  

As you can see from the images below, the shoe features a light purple upper with dark purple overlays. The suede materials are complemented by a red Nike swoosh which helps tie in the overall motif. This is a classic Dunk Low that will certainly play on the nostalgia some you OG sneakerheads out there. 

For now, these are slated to release on Friday, February 7th for $110 USD through the SNKRS App. Let us know in the comments below what you think these and whether or not you plan on copping. 

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Instagram’s Working On Bringing The DM Feature To Your Desktop

While Instagram has seemingly succeeded at most other features on the platform – introducing TV, getting users addicted and the ability to make money – there’s one aspect they have yet to add to the masses. Sliding into the DM your friend, crush or favorite celebrity happens almost very minute and those who do it the most have probably noticed that you can only do it on the mobile app as opposed to the desktop view.

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The new year has brought on a new update to the app since according to The Verge, the ability to DM another account is soon making its way to the desktop. According to the publication, only a “small percentage” users have the ability to so right now until the accessibility is perfect to roll out to all users. The desktop version will still include all the aspects the mobile with the ability to double-tap to like a message, create groups, send images from your desktop and see all unread messages. 

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg (who now owns Instagram) previously told The New York Times that private messaging, groups and stories are the “three fastest-growing areas online communication.” It only makes sense that Instagram wants its users to be able to have all three on any given electronic their choice. 

Kylie Jenner’s New Cosmetics Ad Features Unreleased Travis Scott & Don Toliver Track

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.

Kobe Bryant’s Nike Kobe V Undefeated Pack In The Works: What To Expect

After a successful run Nike Kobe IV retros, Nike and Kobe Bryant have shifted their focus to the Nike Kobe V. And just like the Kobe IV Protro, Nike will be collaborating with Undefeated for an exclusive collection Kobe V Protros.

According to sneaker source @PY_Leaks, there are at least three different Kobe V collabs in the works for this Fall, each priced at $190. s the kicks have not yet surfaced but the kicks will reportedly be fered in the following color schemes: “Multi-Color/Metallic Gold/Multi-Color,” “Metallic Gold/Multi-Color-Field Purple” and “White/Metallic Gold/Rapid Teal.”

Nike kicked f the Kobe V retros at the top the new year with the return  the Joker-inspired “Chaos” colorway and fans can expect many more classic styles to release throughout the year.  Rumors suggest that one the Kobe V Protros on tap for 2020 features a “White, Black, and Metallic Gold” design, which lines up with the “Big Stage” Nike Kobe V that debuted in 2010.

Stay tuned for more details on the UNDFTD x Kobe V Protro, and let us know which colorways you want to return this year.

Donovan Mitchell’s Adidas D.O.N Issue #1 Releasing In “Joker” Colorway

Utah Jazz superstar Donovan Mitchell grew up as a huge fan comic books, which is the reason why his Adidas signature sneaker line carries the “Issue #1” moniker. Tying in to Mitchell’s love for comics and his “Spida” nickname, Adidas has already released a plethora Spider-Man colorways the D.O.N Issue #1.

Now, it looks like Adidas is shifting their focus to Gotham with a Joker-themed colorway.

Donovan Mitchell’s Adidas D.O.N Issue #1 Releasing In “Joker” Colorway

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Though Adidas has not yet confirmed the “Joker” nickname or any release details, rumors suggest the special edition kicks will be available on February 1 for the retail price $100.

The Adidas 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.

Check out our unboxing the OG Adidas D.O.N Issue #1 below, followed by additional photos the Joker-themed colorway below.

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Madlib & Oh No Release ‘The Professionals’ Collaborative Album

Madlib and his younger brother Oh No have joined forces for a new super duo called The Professionals.

On Friday (January 17), the seasoned Hip Hop artists dropped the inaugural self-titled album, which includes the previously released singles “Superhumans” and “Give N Take.” The project arrives The Beat Konducta’s own Madlib Invazion imprint and features additional contributions from Elzhi, Chino XL and Adub.

Madlib & Oh No Release 'The Professionals' Collaborative Album

Naturally, Madlib and Oh No have collaborated before. In 2011’s, they teamed up on the Madlib Medicine Show #9: Nittyville project as well as the Gangster Doodles’ Gangster Music, Vol. 1 compilation last year.

Check out The Professionals album stream, cover art and tracklist below, and cop the vinyl here.

Madlib & Oh No Release 'The Professionals' Collaborative Album
  1. My House
  2. The Pros
  3. Payday
  4. Give N Take
  5. Superhumans
  6. Buggin
  7. CDP Smackdown
  8. Timeless Treasure
  9. I Jus Wanna
  10. Away Too Long
  11. Make Due
  12. Tired Atlas
  13. Dishonored Valor

Nike Air Max 1 CNY "Longevity" Coming Soon: Official Photos

One the most iconic Nike sneakers all-time is the Nike Air Max 1 which was designed by the infamous Tinker Hatfield. Over the years, the Air Max 1 has seen a wide variety colorways and continues to be one the best silhouettes in the brand’s expansive catalog. All these elements make it the perfect canvas for a Chinese New Year colorway. The holiday is taking place on Saturday, January 25th which means Nike is rolling out a plethora sneakers for the occasion. Of course, the CNY Nike Air Max 1 “Longevity” is one them.

This sneaker is incredibly colorful and features vibrant blues, pinks, yellows, and reds. Flower patterns and Chinese characters make their way across the leather in such a way that pays homage to the culture. Overall, this shoe is perfect for Chinese New Year and will certainly be a hit amongst sneakerheads who celebrate the annual event.

According to Sneaker Bar Detroit, these are dropping on Thursday, January 23rd for $130 USD. Let us know in the comments below what you think these and whether or not you would ever think about copping.

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HNHH TIDAL Wave: Future, Drake, Lil Baby & Mac Miller Bolster This Week’s Playlist

Without accounting for the new releases from today, the HotNewHipHop staff was busy mulling over each the fresh vibes introduced to us to decide what deserves placement on our TIDAL-exclusive, staff-curated playlist. TIDAL Wave has been a constant in our fice for months, fering the readers a chance to get to know our editorial staff a little bit better, while also providing you with some the hottest drops from the last two-to-three weeks. To start f the year, we were gifted new projects from Moneybagg Yo, Quando Rondo, and a few others before things were shaken up today. Next week’s playlist will certainly be fun to put together but for now, let’s focus on last week’s come-ups. 

It wouldn’t be right if things didn’t start f with Future‘s new single “Life Is Good,” which features Drake. The song is arguably still the biggest hip-hop collaboration to release this month and it will surely earn a high placement on the Billboard Hot 100 next week. Following up that record is Lil Baby‘s new single and the pre-Circles single posthumously dropped by Mac Miller’s estate. We’ve also got two Stormzy joints on deck from his Wiley beef, as well as some select Dreamville cuts, new Mick Jenkins, and the Khalid single.

Let us know whose list is the best this week and, if you’re not already on game, sign up for a free 30-day trial with TIDAL right here.


Alex Zidel (Editorial)

Future – Life Is Good (feat. Drake)
Moneybagg Yo – Bitch
Khalid – Eleven
Quando Rondo – Just Keep Going
Quando Rondo – Letter To My Daughter

Chantilly Post (Editorial)

Khalid – Eleven 
Mac Miller – Good News
Moneybagg Yo – Protect Da Brand (feat. DaBaby)
Moneybagg Yo – Real Luv (feat. Summer Walker)
070 Shake – Guilty Conscience

Noah C (Editorial)

Mac Miller – Good News
Pink Siifu & yungmorpheus – Mantle Wit The Fit
Mick Jenkins – The Fit
Akai Solo & iblss – Kingdom Koi
Knxwledge – Do You

Alex Cole (Editorial)

Future – Life Is Good (feat. Drake)
Lil Baby – Sum 2 Prove
Lil B – Pour A Cup
Stormzy – Disappointed
Stormzy – Still Disappointed

Mitch Findlay (Editorial)

Future – Life Is Good (feat. Drake)
Stormzy – Disappointed
Stormzy – Still Disappointed
Mick Jenkins – The Light (feat. EARTHGANG)
Mick Jenkins – Carefree

Aron A (Editorial)

Stormzy – Disappointed 
Stormzy – Still Disappointed
Vybz Kartel – World Government
Future – Life Is Good (feat. Drake)
Pa Salieu – Frontline

Lynn Sharpe (Editorial)

Future – Life Is Good (feat. Drake)
Mac Miller – Good News
070 Shake – Guilty Conscience
Megan Thee Stallion & Normani – Diamonds
Mick Jenkins – I’m Convinced

Cole Blake (Editorial)

Future – Life Is Good (feat. Drake)
Mac Miller – Good News
Stormzy – Disappointed  
070 Shake – Guilty Conscience
Knxwledge – Do You

Keenan Higgins (Editorial)

Dreamville & Ari Lennox – BUSSIT
The Alchemist – Try My Hand (feat. Mobb Deep)
JACKBOYS – OUT WEST (feat. Young Thug)
Mac Miller – Good News

Rose Lilah (Editorial)

Mac Miller – Good News
Dreamville & Ari Lennox – BUSSIT

dvsn Drops New Single ‘A Muse’

dvsn returns with their first new music of the decade.

The OVO-signed duo of Nineteen85 and Daniel Daley takes it nice and slow on its new single “A Muse.” The stunning track features an interpolation of Lonnie Liston Smith’s “A Garden of Peace,” which JAY-Z also sampled on “Dead Presidents.”

“I want your body in a million ways / Nobody ever makes me feel the same as when I’m with you,” they sing on the sweet serenade.

“A Muse” follows last year’s “No Cryin” with Future. Prior to that, they dropped “Miss Me” and “In Between” in July. 2020 is shaping up to be another big year for dvsn, who is readying their first project since 2017’s Morning After.

Nike Basketball Unveils LeBron, Kyrie & Giannis “BHM” PEs: First Look

Nike Basketball has today unveiled the special edition Black History month player exclusives to be worn by their signature athletes on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20. The annual collection consists the Zoom Freak 1, PG4, Kyrie 6, KD12 and LeBron 17 – each which features it’s own unique, colorful design.

According to Nike, the BHM PEs are inspired by the color-blocking from the 2020 Nike Black History Month collection, which nods to early ’90s street style and African textiles.

Kyrie Irving, Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James will all wear their BHM PEs on the court this Monday during the NBA’s full slate MLK Day games. Paul George will debut his BHM kicks on Tuesday as the Clippers take on the Mavericks in the lone game scheduled for January 21.

Take a look at the Nike Basketball lineup below, and stay tuned for the full reveal  their 2020 Black History Month collection.

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Megan Thee Stallion Announces New Single ‘B.I.T.C.H’

The Hot Girl is coming.

Megan Thee Stallion has announced that her new single “B.I.T.C.H” is set to drop Friday, Jan. 24. Taking to Instagram, the Houston hottie revealed the cover art, which features a barking Doberman.

The song, which she recently previewed on Instagram, samples Tupac Shakur’s “Ratha Be Ya Ni**a” from All Eyez on Me. “Why you wanna play with me? / You know I’m undefeated,” raps Meg in the clip, which was filmed during her vacation to Mexico. “A real hot girl know how to keep a ni**a heated.”

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Megan has been locked in the studio with Pharrell for the past week working on her highly-anticipated debut album, which will introduce her newest alter ego Suga. “My next project I will be introducing a new lady. Her name is Suga. She’s besties with Tina Snow,” she told NPR last year.

“I felt like my mixtapes were me flirting with my fans,” added Meg. “I never wanted to do an album ’cause I was like, ‘Oh, that feel like marriage. That’s a commitment.’ But now, I’m ready to settle down with an album.”

Last week, she teamed up with Normani on “Diamonds”” off the upcoming Birds of Prey soundtrack. She will perform for the first time at Coachella in April.

Stunna 4 Vegas Delivers ‘Rich Youngin’ Album

DaBaby’s artist and frequent collaborator Stunna 4 Vegas has dropped a new studio album titled Rich Youngin. The Interscope Records release follows last year’s Big 4x mixtape, which arrived in May 2019.

The North Carolina-bred rapper’s latest project includes 12 tracks. Offset, Lil Baby, Blac Youngsta and the aforementioned DaBaby round out the features on Stunna’s LP.

Check out Stunna’s Rich Youngin stream, cover art and tracklist below.

Stunna 4 Vegas Delivers 'Rich Youngin' Album

1. DO DAT f. DaBaby & Lil Baby
2. ON FYE
3. R & BEEF
4. CHANGE MY LIFE f. Blac Youngsta
5. RUSSIAN
6. PUNCH ME IN 5
7. LOU WILL
8. FUCKING UP FREESTYLE
9. WET
10. UP THE SMOKE f. Offset
11. WALK UP
12. A HUNNID