TAG: Rick Ross

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 18, 2014 / 9:00 am

16 NBA Players Reveal What’s Currently Playing In Their Headphones

Notorious B.I.G.

I once asked Steve Nash if anyone in the NBA didn’t listen to rap. His answer surprised me, saying there are actually quite a few, more than you’d think, who have differing tastes. With the NBA Playoffs right around the corner, check out what 16 NBA players currently have playing in their headphones as they gear up for the most important part of the year. Read More »

instagram / Mar 31, 2014 / 5:15 pm

UPDATE: DeMarcus Cousins R&B Album Was Early April Fools Day Prank

DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins (Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports)

UPDATE: DeMarcus Cousins will not release an R&B album under the moniker, “Boogie Smooth.” It turns out the whole thing was a ruse in anticipation of tomorrow’s April Fools Day. But April Fools can’t come early, so it’s really just a lie perpetuated by Cousins and the Kings. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 17, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Reebok Classic Releasing Kamikaze I OG Today

KAMIKAZE I OG

KAMIKAZE I OG (photo. Reebok)

The Reebok shoe that launched Shawn Kemp‘s popularity into the stratosphere is being re-released by Reebok Classics today. The Reebok Kamikaze OG I is coming out again today, and if you want to cop a pair, make sure to check out Kemp’s surprise appearance at an alumni game, and Rick Ross rocking the OG kicks during a recent appearance in Las Vegas. The “Laced Legends” are a must have for any sneaker aficionados. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 4, 2013 / 2:15 pm

90 NBA Players Reveal Their Favorite Pregame Music

Drake

Drake (photo. Jordan Brand)

Go into any locker room in the NBA… actually, go into any locker room in the country and you’ll hear some Meek Mill. Some Jigga. Some Drake. Music and basketball. The NBA and hip-hop. It all goes together. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 20, 2013 / 5:00 pm

The 50 Greatest Basketball References In Hip-Hop History

Jay-Z

Jay-Z (photo. Nike)

A wise man once said “I swear sports and music are so synonymous ’cause we want to be them, and they want to be us.” There is a lot of truth in that quote, especially considering the influence the game basketball has had on the lyrics of our favorite hip hop artists. Emcees since the beginning of time have been referencing the NBA in their music. From Kurtis Blow to Jay-Z, the game of basketball and the rap game are inextricably linked. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 6, 2013 / 11:45 am

Hip-Hop Icons Take Over Las Vegas For Reebok Classic Event

Rick Ross - Reebok Vegas Recap 2013

Back in late August, Reebok Classic shut it down at Rain Nightclub in the Palms Resort in Las Vegas with a star-studded performance that included artists like Rick Ross, Tyga, French Montana, Swizz Beatz and Chris Brown. Check out the video below for the highlights. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Mar 13, 2013 / 3:00 pm

Reebok Classics Unveils The “Whites Collection”

Reebok Classics "Whites" Collection

Reebok Classics “Whites” Collection (photo. Reebok)

It’s admittedly harder to rock all-white sneakers in the cold months. But now that summer is here, you gotta restock your shoe closest. You can’t be going to parties with some black sneakers — come correct with all-whites or don’t come at all. Reebok Classics has you covered with their new “Whites Collection,” which will feature all-white versions of the Question Low, Workout Plus, Classic Leather, Workout Mid, Twilight Zone Pump, ExoFit Hi, Phase 1 and DMX 10. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 24, 2013 / 4:00 pm

New Colorways Of Reebok’s Kamikaze II Mid To Release Feb. 1

Reebok Kamikaze II Mid

Reebok Kamikaze II Mid (photo. Reebok Classics)

No one was more excited to see Reebok bring back the original Kamikaze II Mid than we were, and now after the success of that initial launch, they’re doing it again… in different colors. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 6, 2012 / 4:00 pm

“I Was With You Shootin’ In The Gym” Parody T-Shirt

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant‘s divorce found its way into “Stay Schemin’,” a song from a Rick Ross mixtape featuring Drake and French Montana. The line in particular that references Bryant goes as follows:

“Kobe about to lose one hundred and fifty M’s [Million}, Kobe My N—- hate it to have to be him, B—- you wasn’t with me shootin in the gym.”

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Video / Sep 4, 2012 / 3:00 pm

NBA Stars Joining Hip-Hop’s Biggest Icons On New Rap Album

Juwan Howard

I’ve been having a running conversation all day on Twitter about some of my favorite NBA rappers, and while I once wrote a post on the 10 best rappers in the game, this piece of news may make me update that list. It sounds like a bunch of NBA stars are going to be collaborating with some of the best in hip-hop to release a fan-friendly album called “Full Court Press Vol. 1.” Read More »