Posts Tagged ‘First’

Air Jordan 33 Florida PE Sees First Jordan Exclusive for Gators Hoops

The Jumpman college invasion hit the SEC this fall with the introduction of the Florida Gators to their growing NCAA roster.

While the football team has donned Jordan branded jerseys and cleats in recent week, their hoops program sees its formal introduction to the family in the form of the Air Jordan 33 Florida PE.

Following team takes designed for Georgetown, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Marquette, this #Rainsville rendition opts for an icy blue outsole set beneath a royal upper and orange overlays. Green hits and logo branding on the tongue cap off this colorway that will likely only be seen on Gator feet.

Source: @GatorsMBK

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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!

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PJ Tucker & LeBron James Lead 2017-18 Kicks on Court First Team

Tomorrow, the 2018-19 NBA Season effectively begins motion with the 2018 NBA Draft. While rookies will look to put their footprint on the game and the culture, they’ll have to put in major work to outshine our 2017-18 Kicks on Court First Team.

Led by our KOC champ and the NBPA’s Sneaker Champ, PJ Tucker, we see stars from all over the league fill in the spots of our footwear five.

From guard to center, see our picks for the best in kicks from the NBA season that just was.

Nick Young

Best Wears: adidas BYW PEs, adidas Yeezy 500, adidas Crazy 8, adidas Gil II Zero, adidas T-MAC 3 PEs, adidas T-MAC 5 PEs, adidas Crazy 97, adidas Pro Model PEs (see them all here)

Swaggy P made the most of his move to the title-winning Warriors by breaking out everything the adidas archive had to offer. From Benihana x adidas Gil II Zeros to Pro Model PEs, Young kept it retro while still juicing new models like the BYW and Crazy Explosive. A team player yet still swaggy.

Jimmy Butler

Best Wears: Eminem x Carhartt x Air Jordan 4, Air Jordan XXX2 PEs, Air Jordan 12 “Wool,” Air Jordan 5 “Quai 54,” Air Jordan 3 “BHM,” Air Jordan 18 “Veteran’s Day” PE, Air Jordan 10 PE

It was in the stars — or at least in his initials — for Jimmy Butler to be on JB. Since joining Jordan Brand, he’s juiced Super.Fly and signature models in team tones proving a good company man. Since moving to Minnesota, the Jumpman has made good on his humble ways in Chicago by lacing the All-Star wing in PE pairs both retro and new. Even better? He snuck into the brand vault this year on multiple occasions by shocking fans with Eminem collabs and BHM favorites.

LeBron James

Best Wears: Nike LeBron 15 #LeBronWatch PEs, Nike Zoom Soldier III, Kith x Nike LeBron 15s (see them all here)

The best player in the world should have the best kicks, too, right? For a minute, King James could claim the former but not the latter. Over the course of the 2017-18 season, LeBron and Jason Petrie quieted any critics by shaking up the LeBron 15 rollout with the #LeBronWatch PE program. Paying tribute to Deion Sanders, Vince Carter and even a younger Bron, fans drooled as they watched the best in the game add to his decorated KOC catalog.

PJ Tucker

Best Wears: Where do we start? See ALL of them here

Simply put, PJ Tucker may be the greatest KOC star we’ve ever seen. Yes, Gilbert started it all and yes, Swaggy P continued it, but PJ has truly taken the trend to new heights. Years in the making, the man who does the dirty work on the court proved to have the cleanest kicks in the league by a longshot.

Montrezl Harrell

Best Wears: Air Jordan 5 “Raging Bull,” Nike Air More Uptempo “Doernbecher,” Air Jordan XX9 Custom, Air Jordan 1 “Gatorade” Orange, Kith x Nike LeBron 15, Nike Kobe 11 “Sunset,” Jordan Melo 1.5 PE, Nike LeBron 9 “Cannon,” Nike Kobe 8 “Extraterrestrial,” PSNY x Air Jordan XV, Nike LeBron Soldier III, Off-White x Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan 11 “Cool Grey,” Air Jordan 12 “Doernbecher,” Nike LeBron X “Cork,” Nike KD IV “Gold Medal,” Air Jordan 8 “Doernbecher,” Nike LeBron III Low

The lone big on our list, Montrezl Harrell has the hurdle of finding heat in a huge size. Well, Trez has more than made the leap since landing in LA with a rotation that includes everything from comic customs to runway wears from Kith and PSNY. Throw in a solid dose of vault LeBrons, Kobes and KDs and you have a perennial KOC standout in the making.

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How Swae Lee’s Producer Gave Him The Sauce For His First Solo Song

On February 28, Swae Lee emerged from his chrysalis with “Hurt To Look.” Since 2014, the public has watched Lee transition from the prepubescent sugar rush of Rae Sremmurd’s “No Flex Zone” to the nocturnal adrenaline spike of “Black Beatles” two years later. He’s brought titans of pop like The Weeknd and Future into his world. Lee’s pen inspired a nation to get into “Formation.” His hook was literally and figuratively “Unforgettable.”

What many may not know is that Andre “Bizness Boi” Robertson along with Fwdslxsh and EY helped create the bed for Swae to so expertly flex on “How To Look.” The 30-year-old spent years building toward this moment. In 2011, his grandmother assisted the then-aspiring producer in his move from Milwaukee to Atlanta. Over the course of three years, Bizness worked with artists like T.I., Lil Scrappy, and Trae the Truth. In 2014, his relocation to Los Angeles led to work with PartyNextDoor (“Don’t Run,” “You’ve Been Missed,” “Don’t Know How”) and 6Lack (“MTFU”).

It takes a village to build a pop star, and Bizness is helping lay a solid foundation for the Rae Sremmurd star-turned-soloist. In an interview with MTV News, Bizness Boi reveals the origins of “Hurt To Look” and describes what it is like to collaborate with Swae Lee.

MTV News: How did you first connect with Swae Lee?

Bizness Boi: So my homie Jon Wells — he’s a DJ for them. He was just listening to me and Ye Ali’s [L.A.-via-Indiana rapper-singer] music. Basically, they heard it. They was on a tour bus. Rae Sremmurd was on a tour bus. Then Swae Lee was like, “Yo, who is that?” Then he let ‘em know. He’s like, “Yo, who making these beats?” Jon hit me like, “Yo, Swae and them are loving your beats. Can you send a pack?”

So I started sending beats to Jon, and Jon would forward them over to Swae Lee. Then Jon was like, “Send them straight to Swae Lee now.” So I was sending, sending, sending beats. So I DMed [Swae Lee] one day. I was just reaching out to him. I was like, “Yo, I’m gonna send you a pack today.” He hit me back like, “Yo, I love your beats. You already got two on my album.” I was like “Oh, OK.”

MTV News: How did “Hurt To Look” come about? Was it something that you had in mind for Swae Lee? What was the origin?

Bizness: When I work with artists, I like to give them new sounds and new types of beats, basically. Just so they can step outside their box. Just push themselves.

I was sending him all types of beats. He gravitated to the newer sounding — I don’t want to say pop beats, but, like, the single that just dropped, more of those types of beats he was gravitating to. The “Hurt To Look”-type sound, just something different from the Rae Sremmurd stuff.

MTV News: Have you gotten a chance to get into the studio with him and see how he records and writes?

Bizness: Yeah, when we came back from OVO Fest, he invited me over. ‘Cause we was like, “We’re flying back today.” Me and my manager were flying back that night. He’s like “Yo, as soon as you touch down, pull up to the crib.” I pulled up. I was doing beats.

He actually records himself. He know how to record himself, do all the effects and everything. Basically, he if like a beat, he’ll just load it up and then put the phone right there and press record and go in.

MTV News: What do you think it is about your production — Swae Lee ghostwrites, so does PND — that attracts them?

Bizness: I just understood throughout my journey, once you work with writers and R&B artists, artists period, it’s our job as producers to make the most melodic or simple beats possible, if that makes sense.

If you put too much in the beat, it kinda takes away from their creativity, because they’ll be restricted on melodies and stuff like that. So when I make beats, I try to keep it minimal, but real standout-ish.

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Rick Ross Is Back To Being A Boss In First Photo After Reported Hospitalization

Rick Ross, a.k.a. Ricky Rozay, a.k.a. the biggest boss that you seen thus far, has returned. Today (March 8), the Black Bottle Boy returned to Instagram with a simple message, “Ain’t nothing like home

Nike Air Force 1 Low “Red Paisley” // First Look

Nike is getting more experimental with the Nike Air Force 1 Low as the classic Bruce Kilgore design looks towards spring. After its “Equality” BHM release earlier today, this upcoming colorway sees its sartorial enhancement not at the heel but on the iconic Swoosh.

Similar to the aforementioned “Equality” pair done in all-black leather, contrast red Swoosh branding marks the paneling of this upcoming release. However, the shoe takes on even greater expression as a paisley print flows throughout the red Swoosh joining the tongue and heel branding.

No release details are currently available for this Nike Air Force 1 Low “Red Paisley” colorway. Keep it locked to Nice Kicks for more.

Nike Air Force 1 Low "Red Paisley"
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Red Paisley”
Nike Air Force 1 Low "Red Paisley"
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Red Paisley”
Nike Air Force 1 Low "Red Paisley"
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Red Paisley”
Nike Air Force 1 Low "Red Paisley"
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Red Paisley”
Nike Air Force 1 Low "Red Paisley"
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Red Paisley”

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Nike Air Force 1 Low “Tan” // First Look

Nike Air Force 1 releases will not slow in 2018. Now a year removed from its 35th anniversary, the time defiant style persists in a run that has seen the shoe return to prominence. Colorways like this tan pair are a large reason why.

Although the “Linen” is the more preferred iteration of any tan AF1, this one is a strong ringer with tonal Swoosh branding as opposed to pink. Moreover, the branding is textured and slightly enlarged with gives the model a bit more profile in its stance.

Grab a first look at this new Nike Air Force 1 Low “Tan” and stay tuned for more details.

Nike Air Force 1 Low "Tan"
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Tan”
Nike Air Force 1 Low "Tan"
Nike Air Force 1 Low “Tan”

Source: US11

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Air Jordan XXX2 Georgetown PE // First Look

Previewing the Patrick Ewing coached squad, the Hoyas will the hardwood tonight in the Air Jordan XXX2 Georgetown PE as part of their Midnight Madness festivities. Like fellow JB schools, their XXX2 PE packs team tongue tagging with school shades served all over the upper — namely grey and navy for the DC hoopers.

Peep ’em below and get ready for the return of College Kicks on Court.

Air Jordan XXX2 Georgetown PE
Air Jordan XXX2 Georgetown PE
Air Jordan XXX2 Georgetown PE
Air Jordan XXX2 Georgetown PE
Air Jordan XXX2 Georgetown PE
Air Jordan XXX2 Georgetown PE
Air Jordan XXX2 Georgetown PE
Air Jordan XXX2 Georgetown PE

Source: @GeorgetownHoops

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ANTA KT3 Low // First Look

Tiffany tones splash up on an early preview of the ANTA KT3 Low. Klay Thompson’s third signature shoe with the Chinese sportswear label is smooth in styling but aggressive on the outsole, extending to the upper for a look otherwise likened to the Kobe line.

Get an early glance below and let us know if you’d hoop in the KT3 Low in the comments section.

#klaythompson 3 low

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Air Jordan 1 Satin “Shadow” // First Look

Alongside the return of the Air Jordan 1 OG “Shadow” next year, Jordan Brand also appears to be producing the classic colorway in a satin execution. Yet this pair won’t see the same all satin material construction at its “Bred” and “Royal” predecessors.

Differing largely from the aforementioned introductory Satin Jordan 1s, the “Shadow” pair will come coated in satin while also featuring corduroy paneling and chenille Swoosh detailing.

A release date for the Air Jordan 1 Satin “Shadow” is currently unknown. Stay tuned for more details.

Source: miaminites

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