Posts Tagged ‘Tribute’

Don C’s Jordan Legacy 312 Pays Tribute to Bo, Billy Hoyle & Agassi

Inspired by Mike in regards to tooling, Don C’s upcoming Jordan Legacy 312 hybrid will also pay tribute to fellow Swoosh icons.

Seen today as part of Jordan Brand’s Fall 2018 Lineup, the pair pulling from the Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan 3 and Air Alpha Force finds inspiration from the likes of Bo Jackson, Billy Hoyle and Andre Agassi.

The first is the famed “Medicine Ball” colorway, donned on Jackson’s Air Trainer III silo and seen on screen on Spike Lee in Do The Right Thing.

The second is also cinematic, playing off the Nike Air Command Force worn on the hardwood by David Robinson but more famously on the asphalt by Billy Hoyle in White Men Can’t Jump.

The last takes to tennis, riffing off Andre Agassi and his beloved Nike Air Tech Challenge II in “Hot Lava” hues.

Get a glimpse at each get-up above slated for fall release.

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Kanye West, J. Cole, And More Pay Tribute To XXXTentacion

Controversial rapper XXXTentacion died Monday (June 18) at the age of 20 after being shot in South Florida. The young rapper’s ascent was plagued and partially indebted to his ongoing legal troubles. The “SAD!” artist served jail time and faced a slew of charges, including a domestic violence case dating back to 2016.

His propensity to troll the hip-hop elite coupled with his provocation of critics made him one of rap’s most contentious figures. Since news of his shooting and death, many in the hip-hop community have taken to social media for an outpouring of support.

One of XXXTentacion’s closest friends and fellow South Florida rapper Ski Mask the Slump God took to Instagram to post a picture of his fallen associate. In October 2017, Ski Mask distanced himself from the “Look At Me!” rapper after claiming he threatened his family on Instagram. However, in one of the most surprising moments at 2018′s Rolling Loud, the two rappers hit the stage together. At one point during the performance, XXX told Ski, “Yo bro, I love you, bro.”

One of the more surprising condolences comes from J. Cole. In X’s 2017 XXL Freshman freestyle, he dissed the Fayetteville MC with the lines, “Don’t understand why J. Cole talkin’ ’bout false prophets / But didn’t mention higher-ups / Change your name to Amber Cole / These fucking entertainers is playing it by the rules / Sucking government dick for safety to stay cool.”

Despite X’s freestyle, in a January interview with Adam Grandmaison of No Jumper, Cole called the South Florida rapper “talented.”

“This got me fucked up,” Cole tweeted today. “RIP X. Enormous talent and limitless potential and a strong desire to be a better person. God bless his family, friends and fans.”

Perhaps the most high-profile response came from Kanye West. While the Chicago rapper has never collaborated with X, he did share that he is inspired by the South Florida artist.

“Rest in peace,” Kanye tweeted. “I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing.”

Read the rest of the music world’s reactions below.

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Watch A Tribe Called Quest Go To Space And Tribute Phife Dawg In Their ‘Final’ Video

This is it. A Tribe Called Quest bids farewell with their new video for “The Space Program,” the opening track from the group’s stellar 2016 reunion album, We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service.

The Warren Fu-directed video is being billed as the group’s last, and if that’s true, at least they can say they went out with a bang. It opens with Q-Tip waking up in a spaceship of sorts, as televisions broadcast footage of riots and racist imagery. It’s a theme that’s visited throughout the video, particularly at the end, when the ship malfunctions and the message “I CAN’T BREATHE” — which echoes the last words of Eric Garner — appears. In the end, the three remaining members of Tribe end up on a barren planet. The late, great Phife Dog’s presence, meanwhile, is beautifully represented by a green, glowing orb.

The epic clip also includes a ton of cameos throughout, from Vince Staples, Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monae, Pharrell, Alicia Keys, Rosario Dawson, Anderson .Paak, Common, Questlove, and more. They all appear to rap the song’s urgent hook: “Gotta get it together forever / Gotta get it together for brothers / Gotta get it together for sisters / For mothers and fathers and dead n—as.”

At the end, we see a dedication that reads “For Malik,” or Phife Dawg, who passed away in 2016. As the credits roll, a montage of classic ATCQ photos appear, as the group’s 1990 hit “Can I Kick It?” plays.

Preview the clip below, and watch the full 8-minute video exclusively on Apple Music.

Following the video’s premiere on Thursday (March 29), Q-Tip spoke to Zane Lowe about Phife’s passing. He said, “I miss my boy still. … And in this moment, I just break up when I hear my man’s voice or when I see [a] picture of us, or even if it’s not a Tribe record, I could hear a song that we grew up with, and we will always talk about something that was a personal favorite of ours or a tour favorite, or something that we would joke about or we would recall things like that.”

He continued, “But in terms of the actual group, in a professional setting, you know — I have the closure. I’m good with it. I look back at what we contributed to hip-hop, I look back at what we contributed to music, sometimes with disbelief.”

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Vans For Iggy Pop 106 Vulcanized Tribute


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Vans is previewing their next hot release for their upcoming Spring 2012 Collection. Dedicating the 106 Vulcanized low top sneaker to talented singer, songwriter musician and actor Iggy Pop. Featuring a distinct premium all black leather version with wool lining which was inspired by the classic Dr. Martens boot, as word by Iggy Pop himself.

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Ben McLemore Talks adidas Yeezy, Michael Brown Tribute and More | Kicks On Court Weekly


In today’s episode, we highlight the best in Kicks On Court from both conferences and catch up with Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore to discuss the adidas Yeezy, his Michael Brown tribute and much more. Check it out.


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Kicks On Court: Danny Green Pays Tribute to Stuart Scott with Custom Sneaker


Just two weeks after Kevin Durant honored the late Stuart Scott with a written message on his game-worn shoes, we see San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green take it a step further. In detail, during the nationally televised Spurs vs. Bulls game, Green took to the court in customized, commemorative Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier VIII created by Jake Danklefs. The shoe features “STU” and Scott’s signature catch phrase, “BOOYAH” on the heel of each shoe. The graphics are highlighted in Tar Heel blue to signify the University of North Carolina, the alma mater of both Green and Scott. View these kicks plus more in today’s edition of Kicks On Court.

Danny Green shooting in his "Stuart Scott" Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier VIII custom

Danny Green shooting in his “Stuart Scott” Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier VIII custom

Danny Green's "Stuart Scott" Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier VIII custom

Danny Green’s “Stuart Scott” Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier VIII custom

Danny Green's "Stuart Scott" Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier VIII custom

Danny Green’s “Stuart Scott” Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier VIII custom

Danny Green's "Stuart Scott" Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier VIII custom

Danny Green’s “Stuart Scott” Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier VIII custom

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