Puma x Dreamville Records Unveil First Sneaker Collab: Release Info

PUMA Hoops has joined forces with Dreamville Records for a special edition colorway of the brand's latest basketball silhouette, the Clyde Hardwood. The collaborative kicks, first debuted on the court by Los Angeles Lakers' forward Kyle Kuzma, come equipped with a classic red, white and black colorway with Dreamville detailing on the tongue.PumaThis is PUMA Hoops’ first project with Dreamville as the brand continues its ongoing partnership with the record label and comes on the heels of the PUMA x Dreamville Clyde ROTD3 debut, a lifestyle sneaker that sold out immediately after its launch during Day N Vegas festival earlier this month.As a nod to the original Puma Clyde sneakers that Frazier wore on the court in the 70s, the Clyde Hardwood pulls design cues from the OG model with a "lifestyle-first" inspired construction that can be worn both on and off the court. Key features include vintage materials and old school design lines, while the on-court performance of the shoe includes engineered lacing systems, ProFoam cushioning midsole, and a specially-tuned traction pattern for the court.The Clyde Hardwood Dreamville, priced at $120, will be available exclusively online at Footlocker.com starting next Friday, November 22. Continue scrolling for some additional photos.PumaPumaPumaPumaPuma

PUMA Hoops has joined forces with Dreamville Records for a special edition colorway of the brand’s latest basketball silhouette, the Clyde Hardwood. The collaborative kicks, first debuted on the court by Los Angeles Lakers’ forward Kyle Kuzma, come equipped with a classic red, white and black colorway with Dreamville detailing on the tongue.

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This is PUMA Hoops’ first project with Dreamville as the brand continues its ongoing partnership with the record label and comes on the heels of the PUMA x Dreamville Clyde ROTD3 debut, a lifestyle sneaker that sold out immediately after its launch during Day N Vegas festival earlier this month.

As a nod to the original Puma Clyde sneakers that Frazier wore on the court in the 70s, the Clyde Hardwood pulls design cues from the OG model with a “lifestyle-first” inspired construction that can be worn both on and off the court. Key features include vintage materials and old school design lines, while the on-court performance of the shoe includes engineered lacing systems, ProFoam cushioning midsole, and a specially-tuned traction pattern for the court.

The Clyde Hardwood Dreamville, priced at $120, will be available exclusively online at Footlocker.com starting next Friday, November 22. Continue scrolling for some additional photos.

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Jay-Z Pressed Roger Goodell For Kaepernick Workout Over "Reputational Bullet": Report

Jay-Z's partnership with the NFL caused an uproar, especially after it was revealed that he didn't even confer with Colin Kaepernick over the move. People were quick to call Jay a sell-out while others believed that Jay might have something up his sleeve. Fast forward a few months and Kaepernick is set to appear at an NFL workout in Atlanta tomorrow where twenty-four team reps are set to attend including the Falcons, the Giants, and the Patriots.Jeff Zelevansky/Getty ImagesThere's been speculation since the announcement was made about who could be behind it and the possible motive. Kaep hasn't played since the 2016 season for reasons appearing to relate to his decision to take a knee during the National Anthem to protest police brutality. Rumors floated around saying that Jay had a role in it but now, sportscaster Dan Patrick revealed more details."According to my source, JAY-Z said that he took a reputational bullet for the commissioner when they had that press conference [with] his new role in the NFL," Patrick said on his show. "Social agenda. Social injustice. He was gonna help with the entertainment for halftime. All of this. My source said that JAY-Z was pressuring the commissioner to do the right thing and have this workout for Colin Kaepernick." Patrick did say that other sources said this whole thing is a "distraction to take away from the opportunity facilitated by the NFL for Colin Kaepernick." Peep the clip below. 

Jay-Z’s partnership with the NFL caused an uproar, especially after it was revealed that he didn’t even confer with Colin Kaepernick over the move. People were quick to call Jay a sell-out while others believed that Jay might have something up his sleeve. Fast forward a few months and Kaepernick is set to appear at an NFL workout in Atlanta tomorrow where twenty-four team reps are set to attend including the Falcons, the Giants, and the Patriots.


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There’s been speculation since the announcement was made about who could be behind it and the possible motive. Kaep hasn’t played since the 2016 season for reasons appearing to relate to his decision to take a knee during the National Anthem to protest police brutality. Rumors floated around saying that Jay had a role in it but now, sportscaster Dan Patrick revealed more details.

“According to my source, JAY-Z said that he took a reputational bullet for the commissioner when they had that press conference [with] his new role in the NFL,” Patrick said on his show. “Social agenda. Social injustice. He was gonna help with the entertainment for halftime. All of this. My source said that JAY-Z was pressuring the commissioner to do the right thing and have this workout for Colin Kaepernick.” 

Patrick did say that other sources said this whole thing is a “distraction to take away from the opportunity facilitated by the NFL for Colin Kaepernick.” 

Peep the clip below. 

Tory Lanez Confirms No Beef With Meek Mill Following Melii Signing

Melii has been one artist to keep an eye out for this whole year. She has all the makings of a star and truthfully, 2020 can very well be the year that she sees a lot of success. However, in her rise this year, Tory Lanez announced that she signed to One Umbrella. The thing is it was rumored that she was about to pen a deal with Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers. She even landed a feature on his project.

Although Meek expressed his disdain towards the signing, saying, “This a corny ass move on both y’all end,” it appears that Meek and Tory hashed out their differences. During his appearance on Genius’ For The Record with Rob Markman, Tory explained that he and Meek are on good terms. The rapper explained that they had a brief conversation and that’s all it really took. “We got on the phone and we spoke about what we spoke about. And once we spoke, it was done. It was never a thing like that. I think the world be thinking more into it than it is,” he said. 

On why signing her to One Umbrella made more sense, Tory added, “I think the fact that she is here and is Umbrella, it’s just a better fit, musically. She does a lot of the same things I do. She raps, sings. She does Spanish. She’s all over the place creatively, just like how I am.”

Peep the clip below. 

TWIB Premiere: Kibo shares dark visuals for his single “Stay Away”

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Austin, Texas-based rapper, Kibo makes his debut on TWIB with a dramatic piece titled “Stay Away”. The track is built on dark, ominous textures with sparse hard-hitting trap drums that add a “spacey” feel to it all. Kibo gets pretty personal and unfiltered as he delivers a melodic and emotional performance with his unique drawl and honest lyrics. He takes time to let the haters know not to bring their negative energy around him and warns them to stay far away.
The visual follows the dark theme of the song and focuses on Kibo in some form of chamber surrounded by the darkness and at some other point being tempted by a beautiful lady. Kibo is planning to release more material in the coming months.
Keep up with Kibo  | INSTAGRAM // WEBSITE // TWITTER // SPOTIFY

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

Austin, Texas-based rapper, Kibo makes his debut on TWIB with a dramatic piece titled “Stay Away”. The track is built on dark, ominous textures with sparse hard-hitting trap drums that add a “spacey” feel to it all. Kibo gets pretty personal and unfiltered as he delivers a melodic and emotional performance with his unique drawl and honest lyrics. He takes time to let the haters know not to bring their negative energy around him and warns them to stay far away.

The visual follows the dark theme of the song and focuses on Kibo in some form of chamber surrounded by the darkness and at some other point being tempted by a beautiful lady. Kibo is planning to release more material in the coming months.

Keep up with Kibo  | INSTAGRAM // WEBSITE // TWITTER // SPOTIFY

YNW Melly's Little Brother YNW BSlime Releases "BABY GOAT" With Lil Tjay

If you’ve been keeping track of the rising talent pool in Florida, the name YNW BSlime possibly rings a bell to you. The 12-year-old is YNW Melly’s little brother, proving that talent seriously runs in the family. As of right now, Melly is still facing the death penalty in relation to his double murder charges. His little brother has been on the up and up since he was incarcerated, flexing his own vocal prowess and letting us all know that he too can crank out hits at will. Debuting his first-ever project today, the pre-teen enlists YNW Melly and Lil Tjay for BABY GOAT

Spanning thirteen tracks, fans get a good idea of what YNW BSlime is all about here. The playful cover gives us an eye into BSlime’s humor while the musical content sees the youngin taking more of a singing stance. Of course, his melodies are solid. This is a very musical family.

What do you think?

Tracklist:

1. Like That
2. Anti
3. Dying For You (feat. YNW Melly)
4. Nobody Else
5. Wipe Your Eyes
6. Just Want You
7. Gucci Belt
8. Slime Emotions
9. Wait A Minute
10. Halo
11. Homework
12. Slime Dreams
13. Hot Sauce (feat. Lil Tjay)

DRAM Gets In The Christmas Spirit With Holiday Single "Litmas"

It’s that time of year. Just a few weeks after John Legend and Kelly Clarkson dropped off their rendition of “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” DRAM has now come through with a new holiday single called “Litmas.”

The tune is a smooth, sweet offering that could very well get mistaken as a classic and begs to be added to any given Christmas playlist. “Wishing you a very Merry Litmas this holiday season🎄” DRAM the song’s cover on Instagram. 

No word on whether DRAM will drop off more holiday singles but in the meantime, stream his new offering as you prepare for you Christmas festivities. 

Quotable Lyrics

Please proceed to ring the bells
Ring-a-ling, you do it well
Where’s the gift wrap, let’s go get that
And some mistletoe
Pick your favorite Christmas tree
Give that special gift to me

Tinashe Leaves Little To The Imagination In Latest "Songs About You" Album Teaser

Last night Tinashe came through for her adoring fans when she shared the album cover and full tracklist for her upcoming album called Songs For You. The 15-track offering boasts features from 6LACK, Ms Banks and G-Eazy and will arrive in full on November 21st as an independent artist, not confined to certain restraints of a label.

Tinashe has popped up again with yet another visual teaser for her album that sees a close-up image from her project’s photoshoot. The “2 On” singer is posed in a black bralette that leaves little to the imagination. “NASHE,” she captioned the image. 

Another share on Tinashe’s feed is accompanied by a caption that makes it very clear that this album is about someone in particular. “All these Songs For You, baby… (You know who you are),” she wrote. 

Before the release of Tinshe’s album info, she shared an intimate video that showcased some behind the scenes moments of the album’s creation with a personal voiceover of her thoughts. “All the time I feel so authentic with my life and somehow people still don’t understand me. They don’t understand what I’m about. They don’t understand how I move…..They say, ‘Who are you? Who are you? Who are you?’ Which is f*cking weird to me because I know exactly who I am.”

Who’s ready?

Ciara Dances In A Two-Piece Bikini To Celebrate American Music Awards Hosting Gig

Ciara has been announced as the host for this year's American Music Awards that will be broadcasted live from Los Angeles's Microsoft Theater on November 24th. Last year's host was Tracee Ellis Ross and this year the "Goodies" singer will lead the show with performances by Kesha and Big Freedia Shania Twain, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Selena Gomez, Thomas Rhett, Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift. Mike Pont/Getty ImagesCiara proved her excitement for her new gig when she shared a clip of herself dancing in a two-piece bikini to Instagram. "Today’s mood. We’re gonna have so much fun at the @AMAs! Your Host CC! Can’t wait 😘💃🏽," she captioned the clip. In other Ciara news, the 34-year-old previously expressed how she and husband Russell Wilson plan on having eight kids...one day. “Oh, you know, if you ask him, we're talking eight babies… you know, we'll just go one day at a time, but I definitely do look forward to having more kids… we got time for that," she explained.Ciara shares her oldest, Future Jr., with her ex Future and shares her daughter, Sienna, with Russell. She previously added: “I think it’s the greatest miracle having children that’s the thing… you learn patience, you continue to learn love, you learn what life is supposed to be like, that’s the best thing about children.” 

Ciara has been announced as the host for this year’s American Music Awards that will be broadcasted live from Los Angeles’s Microsoft Theater on November 24th. Last year’s host was Tracee Ellis Ross and this year the “Goodies” singer will lead the show with performances by Kesha and Big Freedia Shania Twain, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Selena Gomez, Thomas Rhett, Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift. 


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Ciara proved her excitement for her new gig when she shared a clip of herself dancing in a two-piece bikini to Instagram. “Today’s mood. We’re gonna have so much fun at the @AMAs! Your Host CC! Can’t wait 😘💃🏽,” she captioned the clip. 

In other Ciara news, the 34-year-old previously expressed how she and husband Russell Wilson plan on having eight kids…one day. “Oh, you know, if you ask him, we’re talking eight babies… you know, we’ll just go one day at a time, but I definitely do look forward to having more kids… we got time for that,” she explained.

Ciara shares her oldest, Future Jr., with her ex Future and shares her daughter, Sienna, with Russell. She previously added: “I think it’s the greatest miracle having children that’s the thing… you learn patience, you continue to learn love, you learn what life is supposed to be like, that’s the best thing about children.” 

Seb.T takes us deep into the “City”

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

“City” is the newest release from Birmingham born Nigerian emcee Seb.T who shares a vivid account of how dark the city he lives in can get. The track is built on a dark broody soundscape that fits Seb. T’s graphic details that include corrupt cops, politicians, innocent bystanders, criminals who all dwell in the same environment. The track sure feels like something from a 90’s action-drama flick and Seb. T is the narrator showing the listener the ins and outs.
Hit the play button and get familiar.
Keep up with Seb.T  | Soundcloud: Facebook: Instagram

By teckzilla Word Is Bond

“City” is the newest release from Birmingham born Nigerian emcee Seb.T who shares a vivid account of how dark the city he lives in can get. The track is built on a dark broody soundscape that fits Seb. T’s graphic details that include corrupt cops, politicians, innocent bystanders, criminals who all dwell in the same environment. The track sure feels like something from a 90’s action-drama flick and Seb. T is the narrator showing the listener the ins and outs.

Hit the play button and get familiar.

Keep up with Seb.T  | Soundcloud: Facebook: Instagram

Onyx & Snowgoons – “SnowMads” (Album Review)

Onyx is a revered hip hop duo from Queens, New York consisting of Sticky Fingaz & Fredro Starr. Their first 3 albums BacdafucupAll We Got Iz Us & Shut ‘Em Down are rightfully considered by many to be East Coast classics. They went on to release 2 mediocre albums in the early 2000s before going AWOL, returning in 2014 with the Snowgoons produced #WAKEDAFUCUP. This was followed up early last year with the long-lost Black Rock but with Thanksgiving around the corner, they’re getting back with the Snowgoons to deliver a follow-up to the album that returned them to form.

After the intro, the first song “Who da Fuc?” finds Sticky & Fredro challenging their opponents over a boom bap beat with some suspenseful string sections. The next track “Robbing Hip Hop” with Bumpy Knuckles & NEMS sees the 4 comparing taking the game back to a burglary over a frightening instrumental while the song “Monsters Gorillas” with V Knuckles sees the 3 talking about being stone-cold killers over a suspenseful boom bap beat. The track “Rat Tat Tat” of course talks about guns which is cool, but the Quadro & UFO Fev features don’t do anything for me.

The song “Hoodies Down” finds Sticky & Fredro talking shit over an adrenaline pumping beat while the track “Kill da Mic” shows that their lyricism is still grittier than ever over mafiosi-like instrumental. The song “Street Art” with SickFlo sees the 3 showing y’all how hardcore hip hop should be done over a boom bap beat with a fantastic organ lead while the track “Trolling” with V Knuckles is an actually decent diss track towards Charlamagne tha God & 6ix9ine. The song “Ringolevio” flawlessly goes back & forth over a bloodcurdling instrumental while the track “Built Like That” talks from the heart about their courage & strength over an upbeat instrumental.

The song “Mad Shoot Outs” with Flee Lord lyrically needs no further explanation & the lugubrious instrumental fits very well whereas the track “I Got the Tec-9” continues the themes of the previous joint over a boom bap beat with some keyboards. The standard edition closer “Ain’t No Time to Rest” feels like a leftover from Onyx’s Shotgunz in Hell collab album with Dope D.O.D. & then the album finishes with the bonus cut “Good Fight”, which is an energetic crowd mover.

I’ve been wanting a #WAKEDAFUCUP follow-up for a while now & I’m finally glad they did it. Some of the features I could do without, but the Snowgoons‘ raw production yet again fits the duo’s cutthroat lyricism like a glove.

Score: 8/10

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