Nike Air Max 98 Gets Its Own "Inside Out" Version: Official Images

If you’re a fan the Air Max, then you’re surely well aware the Nike Air Max 98 and its chunky dad shoe aesthetics. The sneaker fit the dad shoe mold before the trend was even a consideration amongst its founder, Kanye West. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that the Air Max 98 has seen a bit a resurgence over the last couple years and Nike has taken full advantage that. The Beaverton brand has been making strides to revamp their various Air Max models and the 98 is no exception.

One the newer ideas set forth by Nike is flipping their shoes inside out. This essentially gives the sneaker a more DIY aesthetic that is appreciated by sneakerheads. The upcoming Nike Air Max 98 “Inside Out” model has been ficially unveiled by Nike and so far, it’s looking pretty interesting. The entire upper is made various shades beige, grey, and black, giving it a bit a desert feel.

According to Sneaker News, there is no ficial release date for this shoe but it should be dropping soon for $180 USD.

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Nike Air Max 98 Gets Its Own "Inside Out" Version: Official s

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Nike Air Max 98 Gets Its Own "Inside Out" Version: Official s

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Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 "Magnet" Colorway Revealed: Details

Kanye West‘s Adidas Yeezy brand has been taken to new heights this year and a lot that has to do with the fact that he’s releasing more shoes than ever before. There have been a ton Yeezy colorways to be released over the last few months with the Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 model being one the most popular. Over the last few months, there have been some interesting colorways the V1 and V2 models and now, we have a brand new look at a V1 colorway. According to @theyeezymafia, this model is being dubbed “Magnet” and goes back to the shoe’s roots.

One thing that is immediately noticeable about this colorway is the fact that the little ovals at the back the midsole are orange, just like the “Wave Runner” version. The rest the shoe has different colored shades grey with leather and suede materials being represented. Most the midsole is white, while there is a gum outsole to add a bit contrast.

Based on the post below, there is no ficial release date but it should be “coming soon” so stay tuned for any updates. How are y’all feeling about this colorway.

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Cloud White" Rumored For September: New Images

Kanye West and Adidas reportedly have plans to release two all-new Yeezy Boost 350 V2s in September, including a “Citrin” coloway and a pristine “Cloud White” rendition. 

Detailed images the latter surfaced over the weekend, courtesy  @Dirtymoney823.

The kicks will reportedly come equipped with a light blue primeknit upper, equipped with a cloudy white Boost midsole. Adidas has not yet announced release details, but it is believed the kicks will be launching on September 22, right around the release the aforementioned “Citrin” Yeezy Boost 350 V2.

In addition to those two upcoming Yeezy Boost 350 V2s, Adidas will introduce a new “St Vision” Yeezy 500 in October. Click here for more details on that colorway.

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Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Cloud White" Rumored For September: New s

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Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Cloud White" Rumored For September: New s

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Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Cloud White" Rumored For September: New s

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Cloud White”/@Dirtymoney823

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Cloud White" Rumored For September: New s

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Cloud White”/@Dirtymoney823

Bon Iver Announces New Album "i,i"

Bon Iver has established himself as a friend hip-hop, despite disavowing his Eminem collaboration “Fall” over the use a homophobic slur. Though turning his back on Slim caught him a share amount flak from certain fans, Justin Vernon has more than earned his place as a key support player. His work on Kanye West‘s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Yeezus helped steer the sonic direction one Ye’s most acclaimed runs, and for that, he’s earned his place.

Now, the avant-garde musician has come forward to announce his fourth studio album, i, i. Following up last year’s 2016 22, A Million, Bon Iver’s new project looks to be his most “adult” thus far, by his own admission. “It feels like when you get through all this life, when the sun starts to set, and what happens is you start gaining perspective. And then you can put that perspective into more honest, generous work,” explains Vernon, in a press release shared by HypeBeast

The project is set to release on August 30th, and you can check out the ficial tracklist and artwork below. Anyone got love for Bon Iver?

01. “Yi”
02. “iMi”
03. “We”
04. “Holyfields,”
05. “Hey, Ma”
06. “U (Man Like)”
07. “Naeem”
08. “Jelmore”
09. “Faith”
10. “Marion”
11. “Salem”
12. “Sh’Diah”
13. “RABi”

New Music: Nas ‘Jarreau of Rap (Skatt Attack)’

Seventeen years after the release of the original Lost Tapes, Nas is set to return with the highly-anticipated sequel.

Before The Lost Tapes 2 drops next Friday (July 19), the rap icon delivers one of the 16 songs off the project, “Jarreau of Rap (Skatt Attack).” Produced by Xharlie Black, the jazz-inspired track features the late Al Jarreau and trumpeter Keyon Harrold.

The Lost Tapes 2 contains unreleased tracks from Nas’ previously released studio albums including 2006’s Hip-Hop Is Dead, 2008’s Untitled, 2012’s Life Is Good, and 2018’s Nasir, with production from Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beatz, RZA, No I.D., Hit-Boy, Pete Rock, and more.

Nas will appear on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” on July 16 and has launched a Lost Tapes 2 merch collection in collaboration with Aimé Leon Dore.

Last night, he and Mary J. Blige kicked off their co-headlining “Royalty Tour.” The North American trek will travel to Atlanta, Houston, Las Vegas, Boston, and more through September.

Kanye West Is Working to Build Star Wars-Themed Low-Income Housing Units

Kanye West is reportedly taking his talents into the low-income housing sphere.

More interesting yet, the houses he’s planning to construct are based off of Star Wars.

The houses’ architectural style, as West recently disclosed in an interview with Forbes, will be designed to look like Luke Skywalker’s childhood home, which is located on Tatooine (a fictional planet in the Star Wars world) and is showcased in the debut Star Wars movie.

Though Kanye West is a well-known fan of Star Wars, it can safely be stated that few saw this project coming.

Moreover, the idea appears to have progressed beyond the conceptual stage. West took reporters to an open stretch of California land and showed them prototypes of the houses, which, though satisfactory, are currently being improved upon and optimized.

“Inspired by Luke Skywalker’s childhood home, West has been working with a team to design prefabricated structures that sport the same austere aesthetic, with the goal of deploying them as low-income housing units,” Forbes reporter Zack O’Malley Greenburg relayed.

“He tells me they could be used as living spaces for the homeless, perhaps sunk into the ground with light filtering in through the top.”

Kanye has also held meetings with potential investors from San Francisco; it’s unclear if these individuals will provide funds, but West, who has an estimated net worth of a quarter-billion dollars (at least according to Forbes), can certainly get the ball rolling on his own.

Over the past few years, the 42-year-old West has turned his attention to the world of politics and philanthropy.  In 2018, West visited with Barack Obama’s former chief of staff and the current mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, to discuss opening a new school.  West has also visited and discussed policy issues with President Trump, with visits occurring in both Manhattan and the White House.

Only time will tell whether West’s Star Wars homes achieve large-scale success, though there can be no denying West’s philanthropic aims — however wild they may be.

Kanye is currently working on a new album, Yandhi, which doesn’t yet have a release date.

YNW Melly & Kanye West’s "Mixed Personalities" Goes Platinum

YNW Melly is currently incarcerated for his alleged involvement in a double murder, which ultimately served to put his rising career on hold. Yet Melly managed to earn himself a loyal following during his short tenure in the game, largely f the strength his debut album We All Shine. 

Though he primarily handled the album himself, lead single “Mixed Personalities” found him sharing the spotlight with the legendary Kanye West. Off the bat, the single helped catapult Melly onto many-a-radar, establishing his position as one the most intriguing young songwriters the year. To this day, “Mixed Personalities” is sitting at 76 million YouTube views, a number that will likely continue to rise. 

Now, it has been revealed that Melly has earned himself a platinum plaque for his efforts. As July 9th, the RIAA has certified “Mixed Personalities,” making it Melly’s second track to land the honor – the first was “Murder On My Mind,” which skyrocketed to notoriety upon his involvement in the aforementioned case. Clearly, Melly’s fame is only getting bigger, proving that not even a jail cell can stop his rise.

Have you been bumping “Murder On My Mind?” If so, do you think Melly’s We All Shine is a contender on any album the year lists?

"The Avengers" Cast Earned A Total Of $340 Million According to Forbes List

Forbes dropped f its annual ranking the highest-grossing celebrities in the game with Taylor Swift taking the top spot as Kanye West and Kylie Jenner were close behind. The ranking featured a decent number stars that all pulled in serious wealth from their roles starring in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the actor with the biggest pay out was Thor AKA, Chris Hemsworth. 

Chris sits at #24 on the top 100 list, with earnings $76.4 million. However, the serious coin isn’t only coming from The Avengers but rather his role in the upcoming Men In Black remake as well as his deals with Hugo Boss and Tag Huer. Robert Downey Jr. is at #31 with $66 million, Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon) is at #43 with $57 million, Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) is at #47 with $56 million, Chris Evans at #73 with $43.5 million and finally, Paul Rudd at #83 with $41 million. All together, the Marvel crew who made the list pulled in a whopping $340 million.

"The Avengers" Cast Earned A Total Of $340 Million According to Forbes List
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Avengers: Endgame broke a lot records upon its release. The first trailered pulled in 289 million views during its first 24 hours and was streamed on 4,600 screens on the opening weekend, more than any other film. It makes sense why the cast pulled in so much dough. 

Kanye West’s Yeezy Expected to Top $1.5 Billion in Sales

Business is booming for Yeezy.

Kanye West covers the latest issue of Forbes. The magazine goes inside the “billion-dollar Yeezy empire” created by the 42-year-old hip-hop impresario.

“I am a product guy at my core,” says West, who ranks No. 4 on Forbes‘ list of hip-hop’s wealthiest rappers. “To make products that make people feel an immense amount of joy and solve issues and problems in their life, that’s the problem-solving that I love to do.”

According to Forbes, Yeezy is expected to top $1.5 billion in sales by the end of 2019. By comparison, Nike’s Jordan line does approximately $3 billion in annual sales. Forbes pegs his pre-tax income at $150 million over the past 12 months, while his team claims the number is even higher.

As a child, West was obsessed with the Lamborghini Countach, which inspired his designs. “There’s a little bit of Lamborghini in everything I do,” he says of the Italian automobile manufacturer. “Yeezy is the Lamborghini of shoes.”

During the interview, which took place at his Calabasas home and office, West reflects on publicly asking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2016 to invest $1 billion in his company and help bail him out of his $53 million debt. “I’m just blessed through the grace of God to go from tweeting at Mark Zuckerberg [for money],” he says now with a laugh. “People wondered, ‘Why did you tweet at Mark Zuckerberg?’ And I was like, ‘Hey, I heard he was looking for aliens.’”

Despite his diagnosis of bipolar disorder, West doesn’t see it as a hindrance. In fact, he sees his condition as a “superpower” that unlocks his imagination. “‘Crazy’ is a word that’s not gonna be used loosely in the future,” he says. “Understand that this is actually a condition that people can end up in, be born into, driven into and go in and out. And there’s a lot of people that have been called that ‘C’ word that have ended up on this cover.”

And it’s only the beginning for West, who still owns 100 percent of Yeezy. Other concepts are in the works, including a shoe made out of algae that will biodegrade completely over time in landfills.

“We’ve yet to see all of the beauty that would be manifested through this partnership,” he says. “We’ve only experienced a small glimmer of light.”

Kanye West Is Building Star Wars-Inspired Low Income Homes

If you’re both a Star Wars fans and in need low-income housing, Kanye West may be working on the solution for you. Forbes recently featured West for a cover story where they dove into how a young hopeful from Chicago was able to build a billion-dollar Yeezy empire. While chatting, the publication revealed that West has begun constructing housing units that were inspired by the fictional planet Tatooine, the place where character Luke Skywalker grew up.

Writer Zack O’Malley Greenburg shares that West loaded him up in his Lamborghini before driving him to a secluded area in the woods where the rap mogul had a team working on his idea. The secret project is hidden away from prying eyes deep within the trees, but West reportedly led Greenburg to a clearing that overlooked the rapper’s Star Wars-inspired project. 

“There, with the hazy heft something enormous and far away, stand a trio structures that look like the skeletons wooden spaceships,” Greenburg wrote. “They’re the physical prototypes his concept, each oblong and dozens feet tall, and West leads me inside each one. He tells me they could be used as living spaces for the homeless, perhaps sunk into the ground with light filtering in through the top. We stand there in silence for several minutes considering the structures before walking back down to his lurking Lamborghini and zooming f into the night.”

Kanye never ceases to amaze. Check out the video above what the fictional homes in Star Wars look like.

Kanye West Fights To Get “Ultralight Beam" Case Dismissed

Kanye West is still fighting to get the lawsuit surrounding his 2016 album The Life Pablo dismissed. As we previously posted, Ye grabbed a voice clip from a video a little girl praying in a car to use as the intro for the album’s first track “Ultra Lightbeam.” Kanye cleared the sample with the girl’s biological parents but it wasn’t until after that the girl’s adoptive parents sued Kanye, detailing in their lawsuit how they have the rights to the sample. 

Kanye West Fights To Get “Ultralight Beam" Case Dismissed
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Andrew and Shirley Green adopted Natalie in 2012 and while Kanye seemingly had no intentions going to the wrong party to get the sample, it has come back to haunt him. The Blast now reports that Kanye is fighting to get the case by Andrew and Shirley dismissed and admits to no wrongdoing. He’s also asking the parents to cover his legal bills. It seems as though Kanye has stated that his lawyer is the one who reached out to Natalie’s biological mother, so the issue with the lawsuit could be a mistake made by his legal team. 

There’s no word on just what kind damages Andrew and Shirley are asking to be covered but at the moment the case is still ongoing. 

Kanye West’s Adidas Yeezy Line On Pace For $1.5 Billion In Sales This Year

Forbes’ recent cover story on Kanye West provided some details about ‘Ye’s ever-growing Adidas Yeezy empire, which included a look at several hundred Yeezy samples and prototypes that have not yet released.

In the first half 2019, Kanye and Adidas came on strong with Yeezy releases, specifically the Yeezy Boost 350 V2. That particular sneaker silhouette has already dropped in a plethora new colorways with even more in store for later this year, such as this weekend’s “Lundmark” release. Additionally, Adidas still has plans to release several other Yeezy 500s and Yeezy Boost 700s, as well as new styles like the Yeezy 451 and Yeezy Basketball sneaker.

According to Forbes‘ Zack O’Malley Greenberg, Kanye’s Yeezy line has experienced so much success thus far in 2019 that it is expected to eclipse $1.5 billion in sales this year.

Per Forbes:

 

“His Yeezy shoe line, which he launched with Nike in 2009 and then brought to Adidas in 2013, has the 34-year-old Jordan empire in its sights, in terms both cultural clout and commercial prowess. The Jordan line does approximately $3 billion in annual sales; West’s upstart is expected to top $1.5 billion in 2019 and growing.”

That said, Ye tells O’Malley Greenberg that he’s just getting started.

“We’ve yet to see all the beauty that would be manifested through this partnership,” West says. “We’ve only experienced a small glimmer light.”

Kanye West Steps Out In Rumored Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V3 "Alien"

A few weeks back, early images the rumored Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V3 surfaced, sparking speculation that the kicks could be making their debut sooner than later. 

Adidas has not yet confirmed any reports the Yeezy Boost 350 V3, but Kanye himself recently stepped out in the V3 giving his fans an on-foot look at the latest low-top silhouette. According to sneaker source @YeezyMafia, this particular colorway has been dubbed “Alien.”

It remains to be seen exactly what to expect from the third iteration the low-top Yeezy Boosts, but rumors suggest the kicks will come equipped with the familiar primeknit build, complete with a ribbed TPU shell covering the Boost cushioning. Setting the Yeezy Boost 350 V3 apart from the original version and the V2 is a wavy stripe that extends from the heel tab to the tip the toe.

We’ll keep you posted with any developments regarding the Yeezy Boost 350 V3. In the meantime, check out a few more colorways the rumored silhouette below.

Kanye West Steps Out In Rumored Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V3 "Alien"

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Kanye West Steps Out In Rumored Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V3 "Alien"

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V3/SBD

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Cloud White" Releasing This Fall

Kanye West and Adidas reportedly have plans to release two all-new Yeezy Boost 350 V2s in September, including a “Citrin” coloway and a pristine “Cloud White” rendition. 

According to sneaker source @YeezyMafia, the “Cloud White” colorway will look something like the mockup in the tweet embedded below.

As you’d expect from a Yeezy carrying the “Cloud White” moniker, the kicks will reportedly come equipped with a predominately white primeknit upper, equipped with a tinted Boost midsole. Adidas has not yet announced release details, but it is believed the kicks will be launching in September alongside the aforementioned “Citrin” Yeezy Boost 350 V2.

In addition to those two upcoming Yeezy Boost 350 V2s, Adidas will introduce a new “St Vision” Yeezy 500 in October. Click here for more details on that colorway.

Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Citrin" Drops In September: Best Look Yet

If you’re a sneakerhead who has been invested in the world shoes over the last three years, then you know all about the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2. The Kanye West creation has seen a plethora colorways come out over the past few months and it doesn’t seem like he has any plans to seize production the shoe. Yesterday, we reported that two new models would be coming out in September. The first these would be the “Cloud White” colorway while the other is being referred to as “Citrin.”

Thanks to the Instagram account @hanzuying, we now have some detailed images the “Citrin” version which is slated to drop in September for $220 USD. At first glance, the model looks similar to the “Antlia” colorway that is coming out next weekend. The midsole has the same shade as the “Butter version and there is a gum outsole to add some contrast. As for the upper, it’s a dull blend yellow and beige with the static pattern giving it a unique look. Just like other recent Yeezy models, this colorway has a translucent stripe on the side.

Will you be looking to cop these or are they an easy pass? Let us know.