Posts Tagged ‘favorite’

Nicki Minaj Has Turned Your Favorite Rappers Into Puppets In ‘Barbie Dreams’ Video

The summer of Nicki Minaj continues. Fresh off a contentious weekend with Cardi B — one that apparently culminated in Cardi throwing a shoe at her — Nicki took to her Queen Radio show yesterday to both address the incident and reveal that a video for “Barbie Dreams” was about to drop.

Then the “Barbie Dreams” video did drop. But who knew it would feature some of the biggest rappers of the 2000s rendered in puppet form?

It makes sense, in a way: Nicki spends the song deconstructing why everyone from Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Drake, her own ex-fiancé Meek Mill, Quavo, Rae Sremmurd, and more either can or cannot get with her. (Spoiler: None can.) Weezy, DJ Khaled, Tekashi69, and more get turned into puppets as Nicki raps the song in a series of staggering wig and costume changes.

The “Barbie Dreams” clip was directed by storied auteur Hype Williams. Right when the beat changes for Nicki to deliver her fierce last verse, the puppets wisely all disappear, leaving the rapper alone at the center of her own creation.

This new video comes just a few days after Nicki popped up in the visual for the alternate version of K-pop group BTS’s “Idol,” rocking similarly colorful and striking hair choices.

If you’re keeping track at home, this one marks two puppet-centric rap videos in two weeks, if you count Kanye and Lil Pump’s surreal fantasy “I Love It” as an at least puppet-adjacent visual.

Check out “Barbie Dreams” above, and make sure you tune into the next episode of Queen Radio. They seem to just keep getting wilder.


Our Favorite Athletes to Wear Nikes & Jordans at the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan and Nike have a storied history with many of the Victors’ greatest athletes scoring touchdowns and putting down dunks in Nikes and Jordans. Focusing on basketball but also showing love to a football favorite, see some of the prolific Wolverines that made history in Nike.

Glen Rice

Glenn Rice Nike Delta Force

Before Glen Rice was a 99 level 3-Point Shooter in NBA Live, he was a standout forward at the University of Michigan. The Heat turned Hornet NBA star laced up the Nike Air Delta Force High en route to winning a National Championship in Ann Arbor back in 1989.

Chris Webber

Chris Webber Michigan Nike

Sporting the Swoosh during his two-year stay in Ann Arbor, Chris Webber helped Huaraches hit and black Barkleys boom. The Nike Air Flight Huarache and Nike Air Force Max are synonymous with C Webb and the Fab Five, still creating nostalgia in retro life.

Jalen Rose

Jalen Rose Michigan Nike

The point guard that propelled the Fab Five, Jalen Rose was a figurehead that represented the phenomenal freshman stylistically in both attitude and apparel. The Nike Air Dynamic Flight, Nike Air Flight Huarache and even the Air Jordan 9 all got burn from Jalen during his college career.

Juwan Howard

Juwan Howard Michigan Nike

A certified sneakerhead in the amateur, professional and retired ranks, Juwan Howard saw his star blossom at the University of Michigan. Entering an early relationship with Nike while in college, Juwan rocked everything from the famous Nike Air Force Max to the also awesome Nike Air Maestro.

Jimmy King & Ray Jackson

Jimmy King Ray Jackson

Jimmy King and Ray Jackson were the wings that helped the Fab Five soar. Both swingmen laced up loads of Nike favorites during their days in Ann Arbor, including the likes of the Nike Air Strong and Nike Air Unlimited.

Maurice Taylor

Maurice Taylor Nike Zoom Flight 95

Ushering in the post-Fab Five era, Maurice Taylor took to the hardwood in a variety of famous models. The Nike Air Zoom Flight 95 in the “Carbon Fiber” colorway was a popular pair for Mo, as was the “Concord” Air Jordan 11.

Robert “Tractor” Traylor

Robert Tractor Traylor Michigan Nike

AJ13 photo via Big Ten Network

A fan favorite on and off the court, Robert “Tractor” Traylor is a legend in Michigan hoops. When he was getting buckets or breaking backboards in Ann Arbor, #54 was known to wear some of the best from Nike and Jordan Brand, ranging from the Nike Air Flight Max to the “Flint” Air Jordan 13.

Louis Bullock & Robbie Ried

Louis Bullock Robbie Ried Nike Michigan

Ann Arbor’s amateur version of the Splash Brothers years before Steph and Klay hit the Bay, Louis Bullock and Robbie Ried were known to pull from absolutely anywhere. Though the post-Fab Five era may not have seen the deep tourney runs of the diaper dandies before them, there was still heat as the Nike Air Penny Max 1 and Jordan Team One got burn in the backcourt.

Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson Nike Michigan

photos via Walter Camp & SB Nation

You’ve gotta be a boss to win the Heisman trophy as a defensive player. Charles Woodson was, well, that: a boss. The cornerback/wide receiver/return man brought Lloyd Carr a National Championship in 1997, capping off a collegiate career that saw him pick passes and score touchdowns in the likes of the Nike Air Speed Turf and Nike Air Pro Streak Max in cleated versions.

Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford Nike Air Flightposite

photo via Pinterest

Hooping in a headband, Jamal Crawford brought his Seattle swag to the Midwest during his days at Michigan. Only staying for one year, Jamal was a fan favorite, zipping up the Nike Air Flightposite One on occasion.


Agenda Report // Our Favorite Kicks Spotted at Agenda Las Vegas

Tradeshow footwear is never short on variety. You’ll see everything you expected to along with much of what you didn’t.

Agenda Las Vegas has proven to be a breeding ground for uniqueness, with styles ranging from rare Swoosh heat to often forgotten exclusives. We captured a few of our favorites from Agenda Days 1 and 2. Give them a look below and let us know which pair is your favorite.

Air Jordan 12 Team Dime

Air Jordan 12 Team Dime PE

Patta x Nike SB Dunk Low

Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “Paris”

Nike Air Monarch Custom

Nike Air Monarch Custom

Saint Laurent Court Classic

Saint Laurent Court Classic

Air Jordan 11 Legend Blue/Pantone

Air Jordan 11 “Legend Blue” & “Pantone”

Nike Air Tuned Precision

Nike Air Tuned Precision

adidas Ultra Boost Gold Medal

adidas Ultra Boost Gold Medal

photos by Zaul Zamora


Kim Kardashian West Acts Out Her Favorite Kimojis

Kim Kardashian West Acts Out Her Favorite Kimojis


George Kiel’s Favorite #BlueKnots of March, Colon Cancer Awareness Month – Week 5

The Kiel Colon Cancer Foundation‘s “Blue Knots” initiative gained a ton of support from many around the world during March, Colon Cancer Awareness Month. KCCF’s “Blue Knots” initiative, an annual March campaign, encourages everyone to wear their custom laces in honor of those who have been afflicted by the disease and to bring worldwide consciousness to colon cancer (check the hashtag #BlueKnots). Here is a few of founder George Kiel’s favorite #BlueKnots of the final week of March.

George Kiel's Favorite #BlueKnots of March, Colon Cancer Awareness Month - Week 4





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Agenda Report // Our Favorite Kicks Spotted on the Floor at Day 2 of Agenda Las Vegas

words // Ian Stonebrook
images // Jeremy Rincon aka @Jermcon

The world famous Agenda Trade Show in Las Vegas is all about previewing new product in the vendor booths. However, sometimes it’s the kicks and outfits on the floor that make the most noise and turn the most heads.

From OG Air Jordan 18s to our own adidas NMD collab, see some of our favorite sneakers spotted on the floor at Day 2 of Agenda Las Vegas.



What to Wear Today: Your bluest blazer with your favorite…

What to Wear Today: Your bluest blazer with your favorite striped sweater. 

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Steal This DesignLately it feels like our favorite bars and…

Steal This Design

Lately it feels like our favorite bars and hotels and restaurants and stores have been doing more than just slinging a great rib eye or stocking a killer sweater. They’re making us feel at home, like we should move into the corner booth and sign a lease, not a credit card receipt. They’ve become the most comfortable, invigorating, exciting spaces in our lives—and now it’s time to rip them off. We’ve cribbed design moves from twenty-three hot spots that you can transplant to your own pad. And this is just a start. Keep your eyes open—and your camera app ready

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Hannah Davis Slips Into Our 6 Favorite White T-Shirts

Hannah Davis Slips Into Our 6 Favorite White T-Shirts


The GQ Gift Guide: What to Get Her We asked some of our favorite…

The GQ Gift Guide: What to Get Her

We asked some of our favorite women what they’re most psyched to get for the holidays, from smart stocking stuffers to blinged-out showstoppers.


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