The case is closed… we’ve found him! After years speculation, the real Tupac Amaru Shakur has been found in Tennessee and, strangely enough, he does not look anything like he used to. In one the most bizarre stories the entire year, a man named Tupac Shakur, who has zero relation to the rapper who was murdered in 1996, was arrested recently for drug possession, aggravated assault, possession drug paraphernalia, and more.
The Johnson City Press notes that a 40-year-old white man named Tupac Shakur was arrested after pulling a knife on police, resisting arrest after reportedly having a warrant out for his capture. When authorities tried to detain him, he reached for something in his waistband and pulled out a knife. At that point, he was wrestled to the ground and subdued after a struggle.
Shakur reportedly had several baggies methamphetamine on his person with syringes. The man was held under $18K bond.
Of course, the nature this story is humorous, with the man sharing a name with the late rapper. Social media has been howling about this, reacting strongly with memes, jokes, and more online. Check out the best responses below.
After weeks leaked images and rumors, the New York Knicks ficially introduced their 2019-20 Statement Edition uniforms inspired by “the hustle and strength the city and team.”
The uniforms are highlighted by a slightly different shade blue with white lettering and numbers, as well as a white and orange trim.
Per the Knicks’ press release, “Blue is our statement – we’re not here to ball, we’re here to battle. While our core colors remain, our updated style reflects the team today.” As for the steel piping, the Knicks explain, “These sleek, modern lines flow through the jersey – a nod to our evolving city – while staying true to the classic look past Knicks uniforms.”
The Knicks will wear the Statement Edition uniform against all Western Conference teams, beginning with their season opener in San Antonio on Wednesday, October 23 and at The Garden for the first time on November 3 when they take on the Sacramento Kings.
Take a look at some additional images in the tweets embedded below.
Whether you’re a sneakerhead or not, you have probably bought or owned a pair Air Force 1s at some point in your life. The shoe is practically timeless, especially when you’re talking about the all-white and all-black versions. Over the years, Nike has done quite a bit to change up the look the Air Force 1 Low and these efforts include a plethora colorways.
One the latest colorways to be revealed is this “Yellow Snakeskin” fering which as you can imagine, is covered in yellow. The overlays are made nubuck, while the mesh is placed on the toe box and side panel. Underneath the mesh, you can see a melange black and yellow snakeskin material. There is a black Nike swoosh on the sides which helps tie the entire aesthetic together. If you’re a fan the Air Force 1, this would certainly be a great cop for those mid-fall vibes.
A man who pleaded guilty to a trafficking charge has now had his case dismissed by a judge after the lab results came in. According to The Oklahoman, Cody Gregg’s 15-year prison sentence was overturned after the “cocaine” he was arrested for ended up being powdered milk. Gregg told judge that he initially decided to plead guilty in order to get out Oklahoma County Jail. He pleaded guilty possession cocaine with intent to distribute. He later withdrew his plea once the results proved that the drug was simply a pantry product.
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Gregg was reportedly arrested in August after he was allegedly riding his bike without rear lights. When police tried to stop him, he was reportedly shirtless with a backpack on and “did not stop but started to pedal harder as if he was trying to get away,” an ficer wrote in the affidavit. After chasing him, they found a bag with a white substance which the fice presumed was cocaine.
The judge granted Gregg his request to dismiss the case on Friday. Gregg had been locked up at the Oklahoma County jail since his arrest this past summer.
The thing about the dismissal that really stands out is that Gregg previously pleaded guilty in a drug case and was on probation at the time the arrest.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Illmatic, but don’t expect more festivities. During an interview with Haute Living, Nas says he’s done celebrating the groundbreaking album once and for all.
“I’m tired of celebrating it,” he told the magazine. “I’m grateful, but it has started to take on a life of its own.”
He commemorated the 20th anniversary in 2014, but now it’s time to move on. “I just did the 20th anniversary with the National Symphony Orchestra five years ago and, the next thing you know, five years go by and it’s a calendar that I didn’t ask for showing me how fast time moves,” he added.
Nas, who’s released 12 solo albums throughout his iconic career, thinks Illmatic receives too much attention. “Twenty-five years is a lifetime,” he said. “I’m very grateful–it’s so crazy–but to celebrate one album when I’ve made over 10, all the things I’ve worked on–and I’ve been working for so long–to celebrate one album over all else is corny to me. I don’t want to celebrate another Illmatic anything. I’m done. Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for appreciating that record, but it’s over.”
In July, Nas released The Lost Tapes 2 featuring unreleased tracks, and more installments could be on the way. “As you can imagine, I’ve piled up a lot of songs since then,” he said. “So I got enough for a Lost Tapes 2 now. And a Lost Tapes 3 and a Lost Tapes 4.”
Back in April this year, UFC superstar Jon Jones seemed to be in some trouble after being charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly putting a stripper in a chokehold and slapping her vagina. The MMA legend immediately denied any wrongdoing and was looking to get the whole thing dismissed. According to TMZ, the accuser decided to stop cooperating with authorities and seemed to want to put the whole thing behind her. In fact, ficials interviewed a whole slew witnesses and none them could confirm any her claims.
Due to this lack evidence, Jones was not convicted battery, although in a bizarre turn, he pled no contest to the disorderly conduct charge, despite the absence hard pro. In the report from TMZ, it states that Jones will now have to take part in a 90-day program where he can’t go back to the same strip club, contact his accuser, or do any drugs or alcohol. If he meets these terms, the charge will be dropped.
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“Jon looks forward to putting this behind him and concentrating on training and spending time with his family,” his representative, Denise White said.
With Jones turning a new life, he will certainly be focusing on his UFC career and his next fight which has yet to be determined.
Disney is loading up its streaming service, Disney+, with an extensive list all-time favorites. According to UPROXX, subscribers may expect to be spoiled with an astounding list viewing choices fered by the service. The list itself was released on Monday and we may expect the series television shows and movies to come to Disney+ by this Friday. The content obviously includes our favorite Disney classic tales such as Cinderella, Snow White, The Lion King and more, but you can also expect extensions old-time favorites like Operation Dumbo Drop, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo and many more. Evidently, the content will also include shows and movies you have never heard or did not even think were Disney-affiliated.
Original content to be expected on the platform also include all the Star Wars and Marvel movies. As for television show fanatics, you will be happy to hear that every single episode The Simpsons will be readily made available for you to watch and enjoy. To get full access to the list and see exactly what will be added, you may click here. Clearly, the competition is getting fierce when it comes to streaming services. May the best platform win. To note, Disney+ is scheduled to launch on November 12th in the US.
James Blake penned a powerful essay earlier this week on his struggles with mental health. Published as a part It’s Not Ok To Feel Blue (And Other Lies), a collection writing about mental health, by Scarlett Curtis, Blake opens up about his struggles with depression, fame and his relationships.
For one, Blake speaks on feeling embarrassed to have all the privilege he does as a straight white male from a good home, but still falling victim to depression. “life for people like me is undoubtedly the easiest any group,” he says. “But my privilege didn’t make me want to stick around, and it makes me feel even more embarrassed for having let myself go,” he added.
“But my girlfriend verbally slapped some sense into me, saying it does not help anybody, least all oneself, to compare pain,” he continued. “And that was good advice to hear from someone who’d been through what she has. I can only imagine how frustrating it was for this Pakistani woman to watch me – with all my advantages in life – self-sabotage and complain like I have.”
Blake goes on to also discuss how fame impacted his relationships with women, “I distrusted them for their sudden, transparent interest, so I pushed them all away. My persecution complex turned into a self-serving narcissism, and my obsession with proving my worth to people who’d underestimated me was now being rewarded financially,” he continued. “To those ends, my first emotional language – music – had been the vehicle. I wanted to show everyone what they’d missed out on for all those years.”
Unfortunately, racist white people berating black people for living their lives has become so common that we have adopted a practice nicknaming the fenders. In the same vein as BBQ Becky, we now have Pick It Up Peggy.
Last Saturday, a middle-aged white woman lost it on 14-year-old Barry Henry outside a FedEx store in St. Petersburg after she saw him litter a gum wrapper. Barry was walking out the store with his grandmother and cousin when he dropped the plastic, which he told reporters he intended on picking up. However, Pick It Up Peggy pounced immediately to attack. Barry’s cousin recorded part the interaction and the video shows Barry uncomfortably smiling at the camera while the hysterical lady goes f. The video – which Barry’s sister posted on Facebook – captures the woman saying, “Nuh uh, don’t even act like that! Pick it up! Pick it up! Find it! Get down on your knees and find it!” When Barry silently ignores her commands, she pulls out the n-word. “No account little n—-r. That’s how you are. All y’all, no account f–king n—–s! Walk around here acting like something!” Once she notices she’s being filmed, she erupts again. “Film me, f–ker! Film me!”
This was the first time the teen had ever been called the n-word, according to his mother, Tykeshia Henry-Burch. She told the WFLA what she would have done if she had encountered her son’s attacker. “I would tell her she needs to seek help, she has serious issues. She needs to watch what she says to people.”
Reebok is re-releasing Allen Iverson’s Reebok Question Mid in a unique “Double Cross” colorway, combining elements two the OG colorways that A.I wore during his rookie campaign. The “Double Cross,” which nods to A.I’s signature move that many the game’s greats have fallen victim to, comes equipped with a white leather upper along with mismatched red and blue detailing throughout the iconic silhouette.
The kicks, priced at $150, will initially release this Friday, October 11 in-store at select UBIQ, Undefeated, Foot Locker (34th Street & Washington Heights) and Champs Sports (Times Square) locations.
A worldwide drop will take place on October 23, and the kicks can be found at Reebok.com as well as the Foot Locker family brands, including: Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Footaction, Champs Sports and Eastbay.com.
In celebration the launch, Reebok has also announced “Crossover U,” an all-day workshop series led by five contemporary creatives, which will take place in New York City on October 25. Each workshop will explore Iverson’s influence on culture, style and creativity experiential education.
Individual workshop enrollment, selected on a first come, first serve basis, will be open to the public from October 10 – October 17 Reebok.com/US/Crossover_U.
A third iteration the “Shattered Backboard” Air Jordan 1 is releasing at the end this month, featuring the familiar black and orange color scheme utilized on the original Air Jordan 1 “Shattered Backboard” and the “Shattered “Away” joint that followed.
The 3.0 is highlighted by a glossy, crinkled leather that is designed to resemble the look a shattered backboard.
In case you missed the back story behind Jordan Brand’s “Shattered Backboard” line, each the sneakers are inspired by the orange and black jersey that Michael Jordan wore during a 1985 exhibition game in Italy, during which MJ threw down a dunk that broke the backboard.
“Glass was everywhere. The backboard exploded. I’m looking at his eyes, his ears…looking for little bits glass,” remembers Howard White, VP Jordan Brand. “In the moment, it was wild. It was a little scary, because we didn’t know where the glass was going. They were playing and then there was that moment. I don’t know any moment where one can detect something otherworldly has happened, but that one has become something grand. For MJ, though, it was just a moment in the game.”
The kicks are slated to drop on October 26 for the retail price $160. Check out some on-foot images and other beauty shots below (H/T Sneaker News).
Thirty years ago, Tinker Hatfield and Michael Jordan came together on the Air Jordan 4 which was the stylistic evolution Hatfield’s first effort with Jordan Brand, the Air Jordan 3. The shoe has been praised by sneakerheads over the years and when it first came out in 1989, it was released in four OG colorways. These models are “Military Blue,” “Bred,” “White Cement,” and “Fire Red.”
Jordan Brand has been known to celebrate its history in the past and with this being the 30th anniversary the Jordan 4, they are looking to do more the same. Over the past couple months, we have been showing you teasers the Air Jordan 4 “What The” which is a mixture the aforementioned OG colorways. The left and right shoes are mismatched which creates a dynamic aesthetic that will be immediately recognizable to the OG Jordan heads out there.
Thanks to a new video from Jumpman, @zsneakerheadz, we see an ficial pair the shoe being worn by a model who tinkers with the lacing. The promotional video shows f all the little details the shoe and if you’re a Jordan fan, it’s hard not to be just a little bit excited. These are dope and could very well be the coolest release the year.
Kanye West‘s newest Yeezy sneaker will reportedly make it’s retail debut in November, although it’s no longer being referred to as the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V3.
According to sneaker source Yeezy Mafia, the new silhouette is actually called the Adidas Yeezy Boost 380 and the “Alien” colorway will be launching on November 16.
Adidas has not yet introduced ficial images the Yeezy Boost 380 “Alien,” but you can get a good idea what to expect from the mockup shown in the IG post above.
The kicks are expected to feature a grey primeknit upper with cream white markings throughout and a bulbous Boost midsole beneath it all. Other noticeable details include the circular perforations on the mid panel, right around the same spot where the translucent streak sits on the Yeezy Boost 350 V2.
According to Yeezy Mafia, the Yeezy Boost 380 “Alien” will carry a $230 price tag when it hits retailers next month. Stay tuned for the ficial release details.
Supreme and Vans have teamed up yet again, this time for a three-pack Vans SK8-Hi Pro collabs.
Each the three sneakers feature a premium suede and canvas upper with an embroidered “Fuck The World” graphic on the ankle collar, leather lining, and the familiar vulcanized waffle outsole.
The Sk8-Hi Pros are fered in black, blue with yellow detailing, and cream with a black and white checkered pattern. All three are equipped with crisp, white midsoles along with red Vans tags on the heel.
The Supreme x Vans Sk8-Hi Pro collection will be available this Thursday, October 10 exclusively through Supreme’s online shop, as well as Supreme locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Los Angeles, London and Paris. The pack will also drop in Japan on Saturday.
Continue scrolling for a closer look at all three collabs.