Posts Tagged ‘finally’

It’s Official: Lil Wayne Is Finally Releasing Tha Carter V This Week

I can’t believe I’m saying it, but Tha Carter V is almost here. For real this time.

Lil Wayne himself has announced that, after years of anticipation and leaks, the mythologized album will finally see the light of day on Thursday (September 27), his 36th birthday. The impending release comes seven years after Carter IV and follows a half-decade of agonizing delays and intense legal battles.

Wayne shared the news in a video posted to YouTube on Tuesday, thanking the loyal legions of fans who have stuck with him over the years. “Y’all hung in there with me, so I can’t do nothing but thank y’all for all the love and all the passion,” he said. “I always give y’all all of me, but with this album, I’m giving you more than me. This is four, five, six years of work that you’ll be listening to. I hope you enjoy it.”

For those that need a primer, Tha Carter V — the fifth edition of a series that dates back to 2004 — has been in the works since at least 2013, when Weezy first said it would be released. But the album was held in limbo for years as legal battles were waged between Wayne and Cash Money Records founder, Birdman. Their disputes were resolved in court earlier this year, and last month, Birdman joined Wayne onstage at Lil Weezyana Festival to publicly apologize to the rapper, ultimately clearing the way for Tha Carter V‘s release.

To help ramp up the excitement, Wayne has installed a countdown clock on his website, which is slowly but surely ticking its way to zero. Just hang in there a little longer, folks.

And in the meantime, please enjoy this now-iconic Wayne moment, in GIF form:

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Travis Scott Is Finally Taking Us To Astroworld — Fasten Your Seat Belts

Travis Scott is ready to introduce us Earthers to Astroworld. The Houston rapper took to Twitter and Instagram to reveal his third studio album will release on Friday (August 3). In an accompanying trailer, Scott travels through an apocalyptic world as a new song, rumored to be “Stargazing,” plays in the background.

The name Astroworld is inspired by a Houston theme park that Travis used to frequent as a child before it was shut down.

“The next record is called AstroWorld,” Travis told GQ in a 2017 interview. “It might be the best music that I made. I have two records on the album that are like, man, they are the best. They tore down ‘AstroWorld’ to build more apartment space. That’s what it’s going to sound like, like taking an amusement park away from kids. We want it back. We want the building back. That’s why I’m doing it. It took the fun out of the city.”

In an interview with Zane Lowe today (July 30), Travis shared that his recent signee, Sheck Wes, will feature on the album.

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We Might Finally Get Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V: Here’s Why

Fans have been waiting for Tha Carter V for nearly six years, which is an eternity in the rap game. Luckily, it seems like we’ll finally get to experience the album after it was reported that Lil Wayne has settled two ongoing and often contentious lawsuits.

On May 23, Wayne’s attorney, Howard King, filed that they want to dismiss the lawsuit against Universal Music, according to The Blast and confirmed by Pitchfork. Allegedly, Universal settled for “well over $ 10 million,” and Wayne’s deal with Cash Money is done, The Blast reports.

Karen Civil, who has worked closely with Lil Wayne in the past, gave an update on the settlement on Twitter.

“A portion of the information released today is true, a settlement has been reached, but the dollar amount being disclosed is false,” Civil wrote. “Lil Wayne’s PR team will send out a statement shortly with accurate updates.”

The first lawsuit was aimed at Cash Money, Birdman, Ronald “Slim” Williams, UMG Recordings, Inc., and Universal Music Group, Inc. for breach of contract. In the second lawsuit, Wayne was reportedly looking for $ 40 million in damages from Universal Music Group, Inc. and SoundExchange, Inc., for profits he didn’t receive from Young Money artists Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Tyga.

In a 2012 interview with MTV News, Wayne revealed that he planned to retire after Tha Carter V.

“Because I know y’all want me around for a little bit, and Carter V is my last album,” Weezy revealed. “Man, I’ve been rappin’ since I was 8 years old. I’m 30 now, man. That’s a long time, man.”

Unfortunately, his legal troubles blocked the album from ever seeing the light of day. However, Birdman did tell Rap-Up earlier this year that, “I’m guaranteeing you gon’ get [Tha Carter V] this year.”

Guess he wasn’t joking.

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BAPE x adidas NMD R1 Finally Releases This Weekend

After rumors, initial confirmation and then a waiting game, the BAPE x adidas NMD R1 collection is finally due in stores this weekend.

Of the two colorways dropping on November 26, the camouflage green pair seen here is undoubtedly the favorite. This detailed look by Hypebeast only confirms those thoughts as BAPE’s legendary camo motif engulfs the upper alongside beige accents and white three stripes branding.

Do you plan to pick up a pair of the BAPE x adidas NMD R1 this weekend for $ 150? Share your thoughts below.

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Nike Zoom Spiridon Finally Scheduled for Retro Release

2016 is shaping up to be a year of many first. Nike adds to that notion by bringing back a gem from 1997 that purists have been waiting on for a very, very long time.

The Nike Air Zoom Spiridon is finally, excitedly, on the comeback trail for the first time since a brief run in 2005. According to the NikeBlog, the shoe is set to return this year and will officially be titled the Nike Zoom Spiridon 2016. That said, the cult classic likely won’t return in original form, but a new variation closely influenced by the original. But even that is just speculation at this point.

No images of the 2016 version are available at this time (older pair shown above). But keep it locked to Nice Kicks for all the latest updates.

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Gridiron Kicks // Week 17: The Playoff Field is Finally Set

With the playoff field finally set, plenty of teams are beginning to gear up for the final push to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California. As the Wild Card matchups take place this weekend, we first have to take a look at some of the notable footwear sported during the final week of the season as we present the latest edition of Gridiron Kicks.

Headlined by some captivating playoff teams, as well as talented players, this final regular season edition of Gridiron Kicks is rather all-inclusive. In addition, you’ll also be able to take a glimpse of the action going on in San Antonio, Texas as Nice Kicks is live-on-location at the adidas Army All-American game.

To see for yourself, check out the video above of the Week 17 edition of #GridironKicks.

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Finally, we know what it would look like if you replaced Drake…

Finally, we know what it would look like if you replaced Drake in “Hotline Bling” with Bernie Sanders. 

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