It was reported today that Grammy Award-winning producer and member the 10 Summers family, DJ Official, passed away after he was targeted in a drive-by shooting. According to NBC Los Angeles, the 26-year-old producer was with one friend when gunfire rang out from a passing SUV. DJ Official and his friend were in front his house when the shots struck Official. His grandfather actually witnessed the shooting as he was out mowing the lawn when he rushed to get his grandson to the hospital.
Official’s friend was shot in the hip and he urged the producer’s grandfather to call the police when the black SUV sped away. His family says that he was not part any gangs and wasn’t into street life. DJ Mustard and Ty Dolla $ign, who both worked with him in 10 Summers, have reacted to the news on social media, sending their love to the fallen musician. “I’m beyond hurt I’m devastated I’m sick to my stomach I love you lil bro forever,” said Mustard. “I got your son 4 life this ain’t how it was suppose to go.”
DJ Official had worked with Cardi B, Chris Brown, Nipsey Hussle and more. He won a Grammy this year for his work on Invasion Of Privacy. Keep his family in your prayers today. RIP DJ Official.
Ever since Nike teamed up with Off-White’s Virgil Abloh, the two brands have created some incredible sneakers and apparel. As Abloh has ventured into the world sportswear fashion, he has focused his efforts on women’s apparel which is reflected in the Nike “Athlete In Progress” collection. Today, Nike released the promotional trailer for the collection which features women’s Olympic running champion Caster Semenya.
This collection was first revealed back in September for a fashion show in Paris and will finally be released to the world on Thursday, June 27th. Included in the collection will be the Off-White x Nike Zoom Terra Kiger 5 which Semenya can be seen wearing in the video.
“I started talking with Nike about this women’s running project last summer and at the time, I was very much inspired by the aesthetic and style track and field athletes. As a result, I invited some Nike’s elite track and field champions to participate in my SS19 Off-White runway show as the natural forerunner to developing and showcasing the collection,” Abloh said in a Nike release.
The collection will put a large focus on track and field apparel which will certainly be good news for all the runners out there who are looking for some fresh gear.
The Utah Jazz have reportedly emerged as the frontrunner to pull f a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies for veteran point guard Mike Conley, according to Shams Charania.
The Grizz are seemingly locked in on drafting Murray State point guard Ja Morant with the second overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft on June 20, which will likely signal the end Conley’s tenure in Memphis. The 12-year point guard was selected fourth overall by Memphis out Ohio State in 2007, and he has spent his entire career with the franchise.
The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor also recently reported that the Jazz are among the teams expected to pursue Conley. O’Connor notes,“multiple league sources said this week that the Jazz are expected to make another push” for the 31-year old lefty. The Boston Celtics (assuming Kyrie Irving leaves) and Indiana Pacers are also in the mix, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Last season with the Grizz, Conley averaged a career-high 21.1 points with 6.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 70 appearances this season. The issue with Conley, however, is his hefty contract. He is guaranteed $32 million in 2019-20 and any team looking to make a trade would also have to be willing to pay him $34.5 million in the 2020-21 season as part his original five-year, $153 million contract.
Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer which will clear up some cap space if the team does want to make a deal for Conley.
The Adidas Yeezy sneaker releases show no signs slowing as we head into the Summer months, with several different Yeezy Boost 350 V2s and Yeezy Boost 700s on track for the second half 2019.
According a post shared by sneaker and streetwear source @ONUS, a “Blue Water” colorway the Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 V2 is also in the works. As seen in the mockup provided below, it is believed the mesh, leather and suede kicks will come decked out in shades blue and grey with university blue detailing on the outsole.
Kanye West has never been one to engage in lyrical warfare, having gone the majority his career without a full-fledged hip-hop beef. Despite ruffling more than his fair share feathers throughout the years, Yeezy has opted to play the pacifist, even after fielding shots from Drake, J. Cole, Daz Dillinger, Jay-Z, and more. Yet that’s not to say he hasn’t been tempted to clap back, as evidenced by a newly surfaced version Pusha T‘s “What Would Meek Do?”
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A few weeks ago, a brief fragment his original verse surfaced, in which Yeezy appeared to be delivering a message to J. Cole. “You heard Cole on that song He was tryna hate,” rapped Yeezy, alluding to Cole’s “False Prophets” single. Now, a full version Ye’s OG verse has surfaced, which resolves the Cole cliffhanger (his presence lives and dies with that single line) while revealing yet another target – Drake. Consider that Kanye and Pusha likely recorded this one during the Surgical Summer sessions, which ultimately climaxed in a full-fledged war. Interestingly enough, Ye’s shots at Drake would have been prior to hearing “Duppy,” which reveals the extent the behind-the-scenes animosity between both men.
While the illicit version currently making the rounds will not be posted here (you can check it out on Complex right here), some the lyrics can be read as follows: “We got cribs on the block too, Drizzy wearing Yeezy on the low though / Only repping Nike for promo.” Given that this beef ultimately exploded in a bout nastiness, Kanye’s shots feel tame by comparison. Yet the mere fact he decided to give Drake a few lines speaks to his mindset around that time, which is to say, uncharacteristically combative. It would appear the title “What Would Meek Do?” truly does operate on multiple levels.
The Golden State Warriors are moving to a new arena in San Francisco next season, ending their tenure at Oracle Arena aka “Roaracle.”
In celebration the raucous environment at Oracle, Under Armour and Stephen Curry are releasing an equally loud colorway the Curry 6 later this week.
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The “Roaracle” Curry 6 colorway features an eye-catching bright red upper with a neon-green outsole, and a decibel meter located on the midsole behind the SC logo; inspired by the thundering decibel levels Oracle Arena, and a nod to the support Dub Nation that is found across the world. The sockliner references “Roar” and “This is Our House,” and the tongue also features a decibel meter, as the Warriors bid adieu to their longtime home Oracle Arena.
Limited pairs the Curry 6 Roaracle colorway will release across Japan, China, North America and select cities worldwide beginning June 21, just as the 2019 Under Armour Basketball Asia Tour readies for take f.
An all-new “Space Jam” Air Jordan 11 Low IE will reportedly be featured as part Jordan Brand’s Spring/Summer 2019 lineup.
As seen in the latest batch images posted by sneaker source @Zsneakerheadz, the upcoming Jordan 11 Low IE consists a black, white and concord colorway, exactly like the beloved “Space Jam” Air Jordan 11. In classic Air Jordan 11 fashion, the kicks also come equipped with a glossy, black patent leather overlay.
A specific release date has not yet been confirmed but rumors suggest the “Space Jam” Air Jordan 11 Low IE will be available on July 13 for the retail price $170.
In addition to the Air Jordan 11 Low IE, Jordan Brand will also be rolling out several colorways the Air Jordan 11 during the Holiday season, including the return the iconic “Bred” colorway, and an all-new “Vast Grey” rendition that’ll reportedly be available in women’s sizes.
Check out some additional photos the Space Jam 11 Low IE below, and stay tuned for more release details.
YBN Cordae connects with Chance the Rapper on “Bad Idea.”
On the nostalgic Bongo ByTheWay production, the North Carolina rapper and Chicago MC trade bars while taking inspiration from Gil Scott-Heron’s “Home Is Where the Hatred Is.”
“It has like good home vibes, good summer vibes, like good nostalgic feeling to it,” YBN told Zane Lowe on Beats 1. “But like, not in a forceful way, ’cause I feel like now everybody’s bringing back the nostalgic way, but in a force. Like, it got to come natural. This one feels real natural.”
He met up with Chance at Coachella and flew to Chicago to record the song with him. “My brother Chance did it. Killed the verse, murdered the verse. I really loved the song. It’s one of my favorite songs,” he added. “He’s one of the people that inspire me.”
YBN Cordae is now working on his upcoming project The Lost Boy, due at the end of July featuring Anderson .Paak, Meek Mill, and Pusha-T.
One the most iconic Air Max models all time is the Nike Air Max 95 thanks to its chunky dad shoe aesthetic that features some pretty incredible potential colorway combinations. Now that dad shoes are all the rage these days, the Beaverton Brand has brought back some the more chunky silhouettes in its library and the Air Max 95 certainly fits that bill. To further the 90s nostalgia throwback vibes that the shoe conveys, Nike has come through with a multicolor version the shoe that makes it look like a vintage windbreaker.
The toe box and top layer the shoe are white all while blue, turquoise, and yellow stripes make their way throughout. Meanwhile, there is Nike Air branding written in red on the side as the tongue is black.
If you’re looking to cop these shoes for the summer, you can do so right now at Nike’s online store for $170 USD.
Westside Gunn is going to provide fans with some new music to enjoy for the Fourth Of July weekend. The Shady Records rapper has announced his Flygod Is An Awesome God project is scheduled to drop July 5.
“‘FLYGOD IS AN AWESOME GOD’ JUL 5th,” he wrote on Instagram. “#HappyFathersDay and yea it’s STILL @justdon @chicagodonc GANG !!!!! #FLYGOD #LEGEND #BUFFALOKIDS #flygodisanawesomegod #GXFR #JUSTDONGANG #BOLO.”
The summer is going to a busy one for Westside and his Griselda Records crew. The Buffalo-bred MC has said the collective’s Shady debut WWCD will be out this summer too.
Also, Benny The Butcher is planning to release a new EP titled The Plugs I Met on Friday (June 21). The project will feature collaborations with Black Thought, Pusha T and fellow Griselda artist Conway The Machine, among others.
Check out Westside’s Flygod Is An Awesome God cover art below.
Last night, Drake celebrated the Toronto Raptors first-ever NBA championship by dropping his “Best in the World Pack” featuring two new tracks, “Omertà” and “Money in the Grave” featuring Rick Ross.
One song in particular, “Omertà,” has some fans convinced that Drake is taking aim at his rival Pusha-T with his thinly-veiled lyrics. “Last year ni**as really feel like they rode on me,” he raps. “Last year, ni**as got hot ’cause they told on me / I’m about to call the bluff of anybody that fold on me.”
The line is seemingly a reference to Pusha’s scathing diss “The Story of Adidon,” on which the G.O.O.D. Music president revealed for the first time that Drake fathered a secret son. “You are hiding a child, let that boy come home / Deadbeat motherfu**er playing border patrol,” rapped Push on the track, which was released one year ago. “Adonis is your son and he deserves more than an adidas press run.”
Drake did not respond to Pusha’s diss, but would later confirm that he fathered a son on “March 14” off his album Scorpion.
Their beef seemed to settle down, but in January, Pusha posted a cryptic tweet that made it seem like the feud was not over. “You tried, you failed…I’m hearing you wanna try again, this time I’m not gonna play with you, any of you,” he tweeted.
After “Omertà” was released, fans took to social media to weigh in on the lyrics. See some of the reactions below.
Judging from Drake’s verse on Omertà, his beef with Pusha T is not over. It’s finally gonna be a surgical summer.
Saturday, evening, budding rapper Karlae teased the arrival a new track with boyfriend Young Thug, taking to Instagram to entice fans with a challenge to drop the snake emojis in the comment section under some new artwork if they wanted to hear a new collaboration between the two.
The new track, “EVERYTHING” could very well arrive at midnight as something a Father‘s Day gift from the duo. “Everything” comes produced by Sounds By Mikey with mixing handled by Alex Tumay ( no surprises there).
The new track will only arrive as the latest in Karlae’s relatively short, yet considerably stacked catalog considering the strength her YSL backing. In just a short amount time, the young Atlanta native has already displayed an impressive amount growth, taking on a certain level eccentricity and charisma best employed by YSL’s roster.
She made a prominent mark with her appearance on Thugger’s U Ain’t Slime Enough cut, plucked from the Slime Language compilation project, released last summer. She has since been very strategic with her ficial releases with a Rich The kid collab taking place as her sole track across digital streaming platforms.
Only time will tell if “Everything” proves to keep the trajectory going.
Kid Cudi will co-star in the upcoming Bill & Ted: Face the Music movie, alongside Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter.
It looks like Cudi has a pretty significant role in the film.
The upcoming movie is expected to release on August 21st, 2020. Alex Winter reached out to Kid Cudi on Twitter to congratulate him, revealing his appearance has been five years in the making.
“@KidCudi dude. It’s been over five years since you and I talked about you being part of this movie. Thanks for your patience :),” Winter’s tweet read. Kid Cudi quickly tweeted back and thanked Winter for choosing him to appear in the movie.
“Alex!!! Man i remember like it was yesterday! Life is wild!! Cant wait to reunite and see u dude!! Big hug for ya,” he replied.
The movie will be the third installment in the iconic Bill & Ted series. Cudi’s role has been kept under wraps in the threequel starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, William Sadler, Samara Weaving, and Brigette Lundy-Paine.
The iconic duo set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future appears with a dire warning. Only their song can save life as we know it and bring harmony to the universe. Along the way, Bill & Ted will be helped by their daughters, old friends, new historical figures, and a handful of music legends.
Dean Parisot is directing the movie, which is scheduled to start production this summer. Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon return as writers for the third installment.
The move represents an excellent diversification for Cudi. The rapper has been enjoying a healthy profile in hip-hop for years, with undeniable charisma enabling the shift into film. Cudi won a 2011 for “All of the Lights” in the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category. His 2008 mixtape A Kid Named Cudi caught the attention of Kanye West, who signed the young hip-hop star to his GOOD Music imprint.
As the Summer moves on and Nike diversifies its lineup for consumers, it’s no surprise that some pretty vibrant shoes are on their way to retailers everywhere. One the new silhouettes that will help cater to those colorways is the Nike Air Max 270 React which has been teased over the last couple weeks. The shoe hasn’t been ficially released yet but that hasn’t stopped Nike from showing f some brand new versions the shoe that will surely be a huge hit throughout the scorching hot Summer months.
The latest colorway the sneaker to pop up is being dubbed “Hyper Jade” thanks to the greenish blue suede that can be seen throughout the entire upper the shoe. There are also some blue hits on the sides and back heel while yellow is found on the tongue, side panels, and the Nike swoosh. As for the toe box, the same translucent material from the Nike React Element 87 is present so these are also customizable based on what socks you wear.
GoldLink‘s appearance atop the podium this week might seem like an aberration to some, but remember this: it doesn’t take a heavyweight to climb the pound for pound rankings, just an airtight flow will do. This week’s additions to the FIRE EMOJI playlist all air on the side “highly flammable” with no exception. GoldLink’s impressive follow-up to At What Cost, places him on the peripheries World Level fluency. Very few artists in the game today could leverage such a wide dispersal talent, and come out unparched. “Cokewhite” with Pusha-T did enough to warrant a spot on our list.
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Elsewhere on the ledger, Trouble tagged the only eligible City Girl for a very first co-ed encounter in a career predicated by male-centric trap anthems and sonorific darkness. “She A Winner” featuring Yung Miami would have passed for an anomaly had it come out during the colder months the year. As a mid-June song submission, it goes unrivaled.
Otherwise, it was the Dreamville camp and Lil Keed who stole top honors, the latter by showing noticeable signs improvement, and vocal dexterity. Not too long ago, Lil Keed was viewed as green thumb project within the YSL camp. Come summer 2019, the tide has shifted to highlight his growing autonomy in the Atlanta hip-hop scene and beyond.
As for Dreamville, they grace our list on account their TwoPack singles serving the function revving up excitement over the Revenge the Dreamers III compilation. “Down Bad” is our selection from the crop. This week’s playlist also boasts solid contributions from the likes Gucci Mane, Tyga, Future, Jay Critch, and The Free Nationals spearheaded by the one Anderson .Paak.
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