Nike Air Challenge Huarache // Throwback Thursday

Astounding Andre.

Bold, brash, and bigger than life, Agassi dominated his opponents in neon-colored sneakers and brights. On this day in 1992, Agassi rose up as a 12th seeded underdog from Las Vegas and defeated the higher-seeded Ivanicevic to claim his first career Single’s Title at the holy grail of tennis, Wimbledon.

In light of this memorable career milestone, today’s Nice Kicks’ Throwback Thursday honors the undisputed king of tennis flamboyancy, the face of Challenge Court and Rock-N-Roll tennis – Andre Agassi – and his 1992 Nike Air Challenge Huarache.

Early in his career, Andre embodied and embraced the role of villain. A rebel with a cause, Agassi signified and stood for everything the tennis establishment was not. Loud, bold, brash, arrogant and proudly unapologetic, Andre was undoubtedly, undisputedly, anti-country club. Furthermore, his bright, avant-garde apparel and kicks were a reflection of his style, flare, and personality.

After experiencing multiple failures early in his career, Andre completely re-dedicated himself to the game. Andre finally realized his full potential and, in the process, captivated the tennis world and ushered the game of tennis into the limelight and regular sport discourse.

Featuring an inner-boot, visible heel with encapsulated forefoot air sole units, and Durathane outsole, the silhouette embodied the very best in Nike sneaker technology, an iconoclastic early 90s tennis sneaker and Huarache model that literally hugged your foot, providing ample protection with a lightweight, comfortable ride for a variety of court surfaces.

Myriad of colorways released which spanned the entire color spectrum including white-black-bright goldenrod, white-lapis-viridian, white/bright spruce-black, and white/true royal-neutral grey. Of note, Andre’s custom PE version featured a modified outsole made for Wimbledon’s grass courts.

Agassi wore a plethora of other models throughout his legendary career; however, the Air Challenge Huarache has great historical and personal significance for Agassi and his long-lasting legacy in the game of tennis.

Be irreverent and make noise on the court like Andre. It’s completely, totally, and understandably justifiable.

Migos Remake Netflix’s Narcos In The Music Video For ‘Narcos’

When the topic of who is putting out the best music videos in hip-hop arises, most people stick to artists like Drake and Kendrick Lamar, and maybe slip in J. Cole. It might be hyperbole to call that a modern travesty, but it clearly is one. Migos, with Quavo in the director’s chair, have created some of the most entertaining visuals of 2018 and they’re still underrated.

“Motorsport” was Fast & Furious meets The Jetsons, “Stir Fry” was a kung fu movie-inspired epic, and “Walk It Talk It” transported viewers back to the days of Soul Train lines.

The Atlanta trio’s reign thankfully continues with the release of “Narcos,” which finds Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff cosplaying as Pablo Escobar and the Medellín Cartel. “Narcos” is ludicrous, captivating, and hilarious in the way only Migos know how to be. There is a gunfight with 21 Savage. The rappers’ tucked-in Polo attire is dripping with swag. Quavo has the time of his life on a boat. What more could you ask for?

“Narcos” isn’t the first time the infectious energy of Migos has taken over a video. In an interview with MTV News, director Sing J. Lee discussed how Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff’s comedic chops inspired him to include a blooper reel in “Stir Fry.”

“Well, because of how funny Migos were actually on the day,” Lee said. “When we were doing take after take and the whole set was cracking up. Me and the label were discussing that actually — you know what, we probably have some really funny moments amazing moments and we should definitely use them.”

So when are we going to let Quavo into the Academy?

Under Armour Curry 5 Grey/Gum Drops Next Week

Hoping to three-peat next season, strengthening their legacy next to the historic teams of old, Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors up those odds with the addition of All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins. Curry, coming off another All-Star season himself, finished the championship season in his all-new Under Armour Curry 5.

Next weekend, on Friday the 13th, UA will release another colorway of the celebrated fifth signature shoe of the league’s sharpest shooter. Colored in a smooth grey upper with sporty gum outsole tooling, outdoor runs grow more exciting given new variations of the performance driven Curry 5.

Take a closer look at the Under Armour Curry 5 Grey/Gum and gear up for the release next weekend.

Under Armour Curry 5 Grey/Gum

Release Date: July 13, 2018
Price: $ 130

Under Armour Curry 5 Grey/Gum
Under Armour Curry 5 Grey/Gum
Under Armour Curry 5 Grey/Gum
Under Armour Curry 5 Grey/Gum
Under Armour Curry 5 Grey/Gum
Under Armour Curry 5 Grey/Gum

Kendrick Lamar Explains Why White Fans Shouldn’t Say The ‘N-Word’ At His Concerts

Being a rapper is awkward. There is a constant threat of beef, the tendency to have to exude toxic masculinity out of every orifice, and more often than not, white fans screaming the “N-word” back at you in concert. Kendrick Lamar, in his latest Vanity Fair profile, discussed a May incident where a white fan was brought onstage to help with “m.A.A.d. City,” but couldn’t find the decency to censor one word.

“Let me put it to you in its simplest form,” Lamar said. “I’ve been on this earth for 30 years, and there’s been so many things a Caucasian person said I couldn’t do. Get good credit. Buy a house in an urban city. So many things — ‘you can’t do that’ — whether it’s from afar or close up. So if I say this is my word, let me have this one word, please let me have that word.”

On a more positive note, Kendrick also opened up about what it was like for DAMN. to be the first non-classical or jazz album to win a Pulitzer Prize.

“It was one of those things I heard about in school, but I never thought I’d be a part of it,” he said. “I thought, to be recognized in an academic world…whoa, this thing really can take me above and beyond. It’s one of those things that should have happened with hip-hop a long time ago. It took a long time for people to embrace us — people outside of our community, our culture — to see this not just as vocal lyrics, but to see that this is really pain, this is really hurt, this is really true stories of our lives on wax.”

Read the entire profile at Vanity Fair.

Nike KD 11 “EYBL” // Coming Soon

The basketball world is fixated on LeBron and the Lakers, but let’s not forget Kevin Durant is the man with the recent rings. Shifting attention to the current champion while focusing on the next generation looking to take it, the Nike KD 11 “EYBL” is seen in official images.

Designed with the top hoops prospects in mind, the Elite Youth Basketball League theme has long been exclusive to those that are, well, elite and young. With that said, official images of said shoe suggest a retail release could be happening, providing the most pop worthy KD 11 we’ve seen yet.

Sporting shades last seen on the KD V “DC Pre Heat,” this pair certainly has more sauce than its predecessor with crimson and volt popping off the Flyknit upper. A React sole with Zoom Air embedded completes the look with a clear facade.

Drop details are unknown on the Nike KD 11 “EYBL” but get a good look at them below.

Source: US11

Cardi B Celebrates Becoming The First Female Rapper With Two No. 1 Hits

Cardi B is back on top!

With her bilingual banger “I Like It” topping this week’s Billboard Hot 100, the mama-to-be just made history as the first female rapper to score multiple No. 1 hits. As you probably remember, Cardi previously topped the chart last summer with her breakout hit “Bodak Yellow,” which made her the first solo female rapper to get a No. 1 since Lauryn Hill in 1998.

Per Billboard, Cardi is now the first artist since Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to score two No. 1s from a debut album. As if dominating the rap game wasn’t enough, she’s also the first female artist in any genre to have more than one No. 1 single on her debut album since Lady Gaga did it with The Fame in 2008.

*Everybody* likes this news, especially Cardi — in a video posted to Instagram on Monday (July 2), she repeatedly screams “number one!” while simultaneously scolding her hubby, Offset, for driving too fast. “I can’t believe it! I’m too excited, my adrenaline is rushing and shit,” she said, adding, “Now we’re just waiting on baby girl!”

In a second video, the Invasion of Privacy rapper admitted that she was once skeptical about whether or not the J Balvin and Bad Bunny-featuring “I Like It” would resonate with fans.

“It’s so crazy because… you know, I always loved this record, but I ain’t gonna front, I slept on it,” she explained. “I slept on this record because two verses on this song — J Balvin and Bad Bunny’s parts — are in Spanish, and I figured not all my fans know Spanish. But y’all made it happen and I’m so happy. I’m so thankful.”

Congrats to Cardi and her loyal Bardi Gang for making history once again!

LeBron James Signs Four-Year, $154 Million Deal with Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James, heading into his 16th NBA season, will join the third team of his career as it was announced yesterday that the King is headed to Hollywood. James inked a four-year, $ 154 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers according to a statement from his agency, Klutch Sports, Sunday evening.

James, 33, declined a $ 35.6 million offer to remain in Cleveland, where we’d returned for four years after leaving the team to play for the Miami Heat. Now a part of the most storied franchise in NBA history as well as the leagues largest market, James is poised to realize his aspirations of even greater wealth in the entertainment capital of the world.

Nike’s lifetime partnership with James will obviously benefit from his move west. The brand is extremely present in Los Angeles as it’s one of their biggest markets. James’ 16th signature silhouette with Nike is set to debut later this year, thus igniting a new chapter in his sneaker legacy. James’ Nike LeBron 15 was the highest selling performance basketball sneaker last year.

LeBron James will wear No. 23 in Los Angeles next season.

Drake Just Released The Tracklist To Scorpion And It Is Massive

UPDATE (6/28/18, 7:05 p.m. ET): Hours after sharing the initial Scorpion tracklist, Drake has shared another post revealing the album’s features: Jay-Z on “Talk Up,” Michael Jackson on “Don’t Matter to Me,” and Ty Dolla $ ign and Static Major on “After Dark.”

Drake is a lot of things, but brief isn’t one of them. Graham just released the tracklist for his fifth studio album on Instagram and it is longer than a rattlesnake’s rattle in the month of July.

Scorpion is a double album separated into a Side A and Side B. The first half will consist of 12 songs, while the latter will contain 13. Rumors are persisting that the two sides will be separated into rap and R&B, but no one from Drizzy’s camp has confirmed that yet.

Considering the past month of Drake’s life, it isn’t a surprise that he might need a few more songs to get everything off his chest. Fans are undoubtedly waiting for the MC to address his beef with Pusha T, secret child allegations, and the blackface controversy on wax. Only a few more hours until the world is engulfed in a Scorpion content haze.

Check the tracklist below.

Side A

1. Survival

2. Nonstop

3. Elevate

4. Emotionless

5. God’s Plan

6. I’m Upset

7. 8 out of 10

8. Mob Ties

9. Can’t Take A Joke

10. Sandra’s Rose

11. Talk Up

12. Is There More

Side B

1. Peak

2. Summer Games

3. Jaded

4. Nice For What

5. Finesse

6. Ratchet Happy Birthday

7. That’s How You Feel

8. Blue Tint

9. In My Feelings

10. Don’t Matter To Me

11. After Dark

12. Final Fantasy

13. March 14

Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Wonder Bread” by Kal Seth

The white bread brand is more than just a loaf. A staple of bodegas and supermarkets known for its memorable polka-dot packaging is now the inspiration behind a one of a kind custom Bespoke Nike Air Force 1.

Created by the one and only Kal Seth, the “Wonder Bread” Air Force 1 encompasses all the aspects that make the brand worth every grain. From its nutritional facts to its price tag, the custom pair is definitely an eye-catching pair.

Take a look at the pair below, and be sure to follow the artist behind the custom pair here.

Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Wonder Bread”

Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Wonder Bread”

Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Wonder Bread”

Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Wonder Bread”

Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Wonder Bread”

Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Wonder Bread”

Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Wonder Bread”

Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Wonder Bread”

Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke “Wonder Bread”

Chance The Rapper Reveals Kanye West Is Producing A 7-Song Album For Him

Remember when Kanye West once rapped, ”doing five beats a day for three summers” and it felt like hyperbole? Well, he’s produced 35 songs for himself, Kid Cudi, Pusha T, Nas, and Teyana Taylor in the span of a month, and now Chance the Rapper has revealed that West might also be producing an entire album for him.

“I’m in dry erase board mode, so I’m organizing and kind of trying to structure. But what’s cool is Ye’s kind of got me in a mode of understanding just your ability to multi-task and work on different things. He’s always been on that,” Chance said on the season finale of Open Late with Peter Rosenberg. “Because of his ability to work on multiple projects, I’ve been actively working on the project with Childish [Gambino]. I’m going to do a 7-track [album] with Ye.”

The rumored Chance/Childish joint project has been discussed in some capacity for the past six years, and now the Chicago rapper has divulged just how close to completion it actually is.

“I’m 30 percent on everything that I’m working on, at least 30 percent,” he continued. “Supposed to be working on [the Kanye album] in July. So I don’t know. … We got six songs that are all fire, but I think the album’s going to be more than 14 songs. I think it’s going to be a full thing.”

If Chance can pull off both a Kanye-produced album and a collaborative project with Childish Gambino in 2018, he might deserve the MVP.

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