Posts Tagged ‘what…’

Drake Apparently Wrote ‘Nice For What’ While Playing Video Games

Drake’s “Nice For What” is an intricate tightrope act. The song produced by Murda Beatz balances a Lauryn Hill sample, New Orleans bounce groove, and an intro from Big Freedia, but manages to make the disparate parts coalesce into one grand vision. Surprisingly, the story of how the song came together makes it seem like all of that complexity wasn’t difficult to manage. In an interview on the Rap Radar podcast, Murda Beatz shared that he worked on the song with Drake while the rapper was playing video games.

“We were chillin’ at Drake’s house,” Murda said. “We’re playing [NBA] 2K, and we came up with the idea to get like a female artist, to sample a female artist. So I asked my manager Cory, like, ‘Yo, what do you think?’ He’s like, ‘[Lauryn Hill's] “Ex-Factor” and then Drake’s like, ‘Oh, what part?’ And we picked the part, chopped it up, I made the beat while he was playing 2K.”

Murda also revealed that the first pass at the song was written in under two hours.

“He sat there,” Beatz continued. “Wrote the shit in front of me. Cut the shit in front of me. Yeah, we had the shit done, beat and song, probably like hour and a half.”

Murda Beatz is having a phenomenal year. He produced “Motorsport” for Migos and “I Do” on Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy, along with an entire tape for Smokepurpp. Hopefully when Scorpion drops, there are a few more Murda concoctions.

Watch the entire interview on Tidal.

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Nike Dunk High “What the NYC” Custom Tours the Big Apple

Created in conjunction with Relevant Customs and GoodWood NYC, the Nike Dunk High “What the NYC” Custom by Evan Lorberbaum pays homage to the most influential SB Dunks and the city that just might have made them pop. Showing shades of the “Staple” and “What the” makeups, imagery from a Metro Card, Pizza Box, Lotto Tickets and New York Times newspaper all decorate the high top sneaker.

Traveling around the city the past five years and taking photos with various NYC icons, get a better look at the shoe in the photos below. Pairs are available for purchase here.

Nike Dunk High "What the NYC" Custom
Nike Dunk High “What the NYC” Custom
Nike Dunk High "What the NYC" Custom
Nike Dunk High “What the NYC” Custom
Nike Dunk High "What the NYC" Custom
Nike Dunk High “What the NYC” Custom
Nike Dunk High "What the NYC" Custom
Nike Dunk High “What the NYC” Custom
Nike Dunk High "What the NYC" Custom
Nike Dunk High “What the NYC” Custom
Nike Dunk High "What the NYC" Custom
Nike Dunk High “What the NYC” Custom

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Nike Kobe 9 Elite Premium “What The Kobe” Restock

Nike is keeping all of us on our toes with great shoes popping back up for retail as their fiscal year comes to a close this month.  Just restocked (and selling quickly) is the Nike Kobe 9 Elite Premium “What The Kobe”.

At the time of this post, there are just a handful of sizes, but new sizes have been popping up, so check back regularly if your size isn’t showing.

The “What The Kobe” 9 is available now directly from Nike at Nike.com for $ 275.

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Nike KD VI “What The KD” Another Look

After a change in release date, the wait for the highly anticipated Nike KD VI “What The KD” is almost over. A mash-up of previously released KD VI colorways, these kicks feature a barrage of different graphics and colors. Telling the story of Kevin Durant’s epic 2014 season, in which he earned MVP honors, sneakerheads can expect to see the Nike KD VI “What The KD” available at select Nike retailers, including Sneaker Politics, on June 14th.

Nike KD VI What The KD Another Look

Nike KD VI What The KD Another Look

Nike KD VI What The KD Another Look

Nike KD VI What The KD Another Look

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