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Nike Zoom LeBron 3 "Home" Official Images & Release Details

LeBron James has had some pretty iconic shoes throughout his storied 16-year career. One of those shoes is the Nike Zoom LeBron 3 in the “Home” colorway which James played in during his first stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Back in 2005, this shoe was a big hit and now, 14 years later, Nike is bringing the shoe back for sneakerheads and ball players to enjoy.

Overall, it’s a pretty dynamic sneaker with some familiar colors. The majority of the upper is dressed in black leather, while white leather makes its way onto the toe box and the sides of the shoe. The midsole has a pretty big presence of white as well, although there are hints of black and even red, which is primarily on the Air zoom unit. Black can be found on the Nike swoosh which is placed near the back heel.

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If you’re looking to cop these, they are set to drop on April 11th through the Nike SNKRS app for $175 USD.

Check out some of the specific details of the shoe courtesy of Sole Collector:

Nike Zoom LeBron 3 “Home”
Release Date: 04/11/19
Color: White/Black-Varsity Crimson
Style #: AO2434-101
Price: $175

Nike Zoom LeBron 3 'Home' AO2434-101 (Top)

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Nike Zoom LeBron 3 'Home' AO2434-101 (Heel)Image via Nike
Nike Zoom LeBron 3 'Home' AO2434-101 (Bottom)Image via Nike

Odell Beckham Jr. Unveils Nike Air Max 720 Collaboration

Odell Beckham Jr. is fresh off his trade to the Cleveland Browns where he is set to play with quarterback Baker Mayfield. The two are poised to become an incredible duo and fans are extremely excited. Speaking of duos, OBJ and Nike are pretty dynamic as well. Both parties have linked up in the past for some heat and now it appears as though the wide receiver has his sights set on the Nike Air Max 720. The Air Max 720 is Nike's latest addition to the Air Max roster and has a huge air bubble that wraps around the shoe. It's a shoe with a ton of personality so it only makes sense that OBJ would be interested in it.On his Instagram story, OBJ quickly showed off what the shoe will look like. The sneaker is a mixture of materials and there are a ton of colors throughout. Knit, mesh, and leather seem to make up this Frankenstein of a sneaker that will have many foaming at the mouth and just as many shaking their heads. Image via objThere are no release details for this shoe but considering it has packaging and everything, there is a good chance these could see the light of day. Image via objImage via obj 

Odell Beckham Jr. is fresh off his trade to the Cleveland Browns where he is set to play with quarterback Baker Mayfield. The two are poised to become an incredible duo and fans are extremely excited. Speaking of duos, OBJ and Nike are pretty dynamic as well. Both parties have linked up in the past for some heat and now it appears as though the wide receiver has his sights set on the Nike Air Max 720. The Air Max 720 is Nike’s latest addition to the Air Max roster and has a huge air bubble that wraps around the shoe. It’s a shoe with a ton of personality so it only makes sense that OBJ would be interested in it.

On his Instagram story, OBJ quickly showed off what the shoe will look like. The sneaker is a mixture of materials and there are a ton of colors throughout. Knit, mesh, and leather seem to make up this Frankenstein of a sneaker that will have many foaming at the mouth and just as many shaking their heads. 

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There are no release details for this shoe but considering it has packaging and everything, there is a good chance these could see the light of day. 

Image via obj

Image via obj

 

MF DOOM Hints At Follow-Up To "Madvillainy" With Madlib

MF DOOM and Madlib’s joint project, Madvillany turned 15 years old this past weekend. Although the two artists have had their own influence on the game, the impact of Madvillany is still heard today, influencing the likes of Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown and many more. DOOM recently spoke to Spin magazine about the project and revealed that there’s a possibility a sequel to their 2004 project could be released in the future.

“Since then, we’ve recorded a lot more stuff. There’s a few of them we could put out as whole albums. I’m just looking for the right time. It’s hard to choose a time, as far as the manufacturing side, and the business side. Once that’s all out of the way, people will hear more of it. It’s a ton of stuff that we got,” he said.

DOOM said that since the release of Madvillainy, he and Madlib have sat down in the studio together, bouncing ideas off of each other twice.

“We did that like twice. But one good time. I was out there for the whole summer, went to the crib, the whole joint. We recorded a bunch of stuff. I used the same technique. I got the beats from Otis and wrote to the beats. I didn’t change anything from it. I let him be the producer and I was the MC. I approached it the same way, where the first thought that I had I would just—syntax a little, say your first thought. Make sure your rhyme point game is on point though,” he said.

Rihanna Entertains Idea Of Engagement & Baby With Billionaire Boyfriend

Rihanna can’t even like a photo without her fans freaking out that the singer’s up to something else other than releasing her album. Such is the case with the singer’s recent Instagram activity where she lived a video that saw entertainment host Morgan Stewart discussing Rihanna’s relationship, predicting that an engagement and baby may be on the way for the singer and her boyfriend Hassan Jameel.

“I see an engagement and I also see a baby probably,” Morgan said in the clip below. “Not yet, ’cause she still wants to smoke a cigarette once in a while, but I definitely see an engagement and then baby in like, two years.” Rihanna’s Navy was quick to notice that the “Work” singer liked the video, taking it as a clue that she stans for the predictions of her future. 

While we wait for Rihanna to announce any sort of serious moves with her billionaire man, we assume that her upcoming album that we’ve desperately been waiting for will arrive sooner than later since it’s supposedly finished and a baby got the first listen

“R9 is great. R9 is amazing. It’s incredible, And that’s all I’m going to say,” Rihanna’s vocal producer Kuk Harrell previously stated. We’re ready when you are, Rihanna!

Mannie Fresh Praises "Marketing Genius" Birdman Over Blueface Signing

Birdman has become somewhat of a divisive figure in the current narrative, with his treatment of Lil Wayne's Carter V doing him no favors. Yet the man is responsible for launching the Cash Money empire, and for that has cemented a permanent place in the annals of hip-hop history. During the rise of the Cash Money movement, Birdman was joined by a key player in developing their signature sound - producer Mannie Fresh. Responsible for crafting no shortage of bangers, including many of Lil Wayne's finest tracks, Fresh has recently sat down with the folks at XXL for an extensive reflection on the current state of affairs.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty ImagesWhile Fresh covers a variety of topics, one interesting moment arises when the producer is asked about Birdman's latest signee, theoneand only Blueface. "I’m a fan of music in general and I’m a DJ. That’s one of the hottest songs right now. That’s one of the go-to songs. You gotta play that song," admits Mannie, referring to "Thotiana." "You can’t be somebody that’s bias to some shit or whatever. I’ve always been that way. Even when I was going through whatever with Cash Money, if it was a cool song I still played it."Insofar as Birdman is concerned, Fresh is ready to give credit where credit is due. "You have to give Baby his credit. He is a marketing genius," says Mannie. "He knows how to find shit that happens that people want to hear. No matter what’s going on with him, Cash Money finds something. You can’t take that away from him."For more from the legendary beatmaker, check out the full interview right here. 

Birdman has become somewhat of a divisive figure in the current narrative, with his treatment of Lil Wayne’s Carter V doing him no favors. Yet the man is responsible for launching the Cash Money empire, and for that has cemented a permanent place in the annals of hip-hop history. During the rise of the Cash Money movement, Birdman was joined by a key player in developing their signature sound – producer Mannie Fresh. Responsible for crafting no shortage of bangers, including many of Lil Wayne’s finest tracks, Fresh has recently sat down with the folks at XXL for an extensive reflection on the current state of affairs.

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

While Fresh covers a variety of topics, one interesting moment arises when the producer is asked about Birdman’s latest signee, theoneand only Blueface. “I’m a fan of music in general and I’m a DJ. That’s one of the hottest songs right now. That’s one of the go-to songs. You gotta play that song,” admits Mannie, referring to “Thotiana.” “You can’t be somebody that’s bias to some shit or whatever. I’ve always been that way. Even when I was going through whatever with Cash Money, if it was a cool song I still played it.”

Insofar as Birdman is concerned, Fresh is ready to give credit where credit is due. “You have to give Baby his credit. He is a marketing genius,” says Mannie. “He knows how to find shit that happens that people want to hear. No matter what’s going on with him, Cash Money finds something. You can’t take that away from him.”

For more from the legendary beatmaker, check out the full interview right here. 

Stephen A. Smith's Office Window Smashed By Turkey Vulture

Stephen A. Smith is known for some pretty hot takes on ESPN’s sports debate show First Take. Smith has been known to get fans all riled up about his opinions and on Tuesday, it seems like a turkey vulture was one of those upset by his takes. As reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the bird flew right into Smith’s office window at the ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. In the images below, you can see that the window is completely broken. The pictures were captured from outside of the office. There is no word yet on the bird’s condition or if Smith was present in his office at the time of the incident.

Mamaz Boy – Polaris (EP)


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Sacramento, California-by-way-of-Haiti recording artist Mamaz Boy is ready to shake up the music business with his energetic new sound. Inspired by tragedy, Mamaz Boy relies on music as an escape from the harsh reality he endured growing up in Oak Park. Ready for the world to know his name, Mamaz Boy unveils his debut EP, intriguingly-titled, Polaris.

Coming from a region known for its artists thriving based on their unique sounds. Follow suit, Mamaz Boy has a unique style, genuine story-telling flow and trendsetting appeal.

Polaris is a 6-track introductory piece by the promising new artist. Using the opportunity to discover himself as a man and recording artist. Designing a signature sound, lingo and concept that newly discovered fans will naturally gravitate to instantly upon first listen. Featured among the debut is noteworthy tracks “On Lit”, “In My Bag” and “New Guap”.

Mamaz Boy on making Polaris:

“I created this body of work (Polaris) as a way of finding my own artistic space and also creating something that’s kinda alternative too what other artists are doing.”

Polaris by Mamaz Boy is available now via Playhouse Productions.

Stream now, courtesy of Spotify.

Follow Mamaz Boy on Twitter: @MamazBoy3

Alex Rodriguez Accused Of Sexting Playboy Model Before Jennifer Lopez Proposal

Well, well, well... A few weeks ago, Alex Rodriguez was accused of cheating on his fiancée Jennifer Lopez after Jose Canseco said that he was sleeping with his ex-wife Jessica. The reports were denied by Jessica Canseco and A-Rod laughed off the allegations when asked about them. It appeared as though he and J-Lo were removed from that drama when, just like that, another cheating scandal broke out. Mike Coppola/Getty ImagesToday, Playboy model Zoe Gregory is accusing Rodriguez of sending her sexual text messages and photos just weeks before he proposed to Jennifer Lopez. According to Mirror, the messages included x-rated snaps of his penis and propositions for a threesome. The London-born model is allegedly claiming that he flooded her inbox, sending tons of "lewd" requests, which continued until weeks before he popped the question to Jennifer. Apparently, one of the texts that Alex sent Zoe reads: "You owe me two things; 1. Your old naughty videos 2. Dates you can fly out (Maybe next week to SF.)" The Playmate described the baseball star as a "needy, horny bloke." So far, neither Jennifer nor Alex have responded to the controversy. Obviously, if this is true, it brings up so many questions about whether his relationship with Lopez can last in the long run.Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Well, well, well… A few weeks ago, Alex Rodriguez was accused of cheating on his fiancée Jennifer Lopez after Jose Canseco said that he was sleeping with his ex-wife Jessica. The reports were denied by Jessica Canseco and A-Rod laughed off the allegations when asked about them. It appeared as though he and J-Lo were removed from that drama when, just like that, another cheating scandal broke out. 


Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Today, Playboy model Zoe Gregory is accusing Rodriguez of sending her sexual text messages and photos just weeks before he proposed to Jennifer Lopez. According to Mirror, the messages included x-rated snaps of his penis and propositions for a threesome. The London-born model is allegedly claiming that he flooded her inbox, sending tons of “lewd” requests, which continued until weeks before he popped the question to Jennifer. 

Apparently, one of the texts that Alex sent Zoe reads: “You owe me two things; 1. Your old naughty videos 2. Dates you can fly out (Maybe next week to SF.)” The Playmate described the baseball star as a “needy, horny bloke.” So far, neither Jennifer nor Alex have responded to the controversy. Obviously, if this is true, it brings up so many questions about whether his relationship with Lopez can last in the long run.


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Lil Pump Loses $100K Ring While Golfing In Miami

A night out golfing with friends almost turned into a huge loss for rapper Lil Pump after he seemed to have misplaced a pretty expensive piece of jewelry. On Friday evening, the rapper and his friends went out to Top Golf in Miami for some fun, but Lil Pump noticed that when he swung his club, his $100,000 ring we flying off. 

The rapper called on the Top Golf staff to help survey the grounds to recover his ring, and there’s a video that shows Lil Pump with an employee. “I’m at Top Golf right now. I hit the ball so hard my ring flew off and landed over here,” he said. The venue’s Twitter account posted about the incident by writing, “Whether you’re @lilpump or just a lil frustrated you lost something in the outfield, we’ll assist you in getting it back. Please just ask us first, we’ll be happy to assist.”

Lil Pump replied in gratitude, “Thank you for helping me find my 100 thousand dollar ring.” He also posted a clip of himself taking a swing at a golf ball but instead hitting the wall behind him. After being teased relentlessly, the rapper snapped back, “Everybody coming and saying I don’t know how to hit a golf ball, y’all f**king stupid, b***h, because I do know how to hit a golf ball. You f**king idiot.”

D. L. Hughley Says Dr. Dre Shouldn't Be Ashamed Of $70 Million USC Donation

There was no way for Dr. Dre to know that a simple joke on Instagram would turn into so much criticism. Just days ago, the iconic rapper shared a photo of himself with his daughter, Truly Young, holding her acceptance letter from the University of Southern California (USC) with the caption, “My daughter got accepted into USC all on her own. No jail time!!!” Although the words were jabs at the recent arrests of fellow Hollywood heavyweights Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, fans put him through it after reminding him that he isn’t that far removed from a scandal himself.

In 2013, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine created the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation and donated $70 million to the prestigious university. Also, a social media update Truly posted last year surfaced where she wrote that her father was “pushing” her to attend USC. After the backlash, Dre deleted his post.

TMZ caught up with comedian D. L.  Hughley to get his thoughts on the controversy surrounding Dre. “That’s what a parent is…pushing your children to do things that you believe are better for them,” Hughley said. “USC is one of the finest schools in the land and it’s nothing like the college cheating scandal.”

“He didn’t pay anybody to take his daughter’s test,” Hughley continued. “He gave $70 million. If you give $70 million to a school, your kids kids should be able to go there. Anybody named Dr. Pepper should be able to go there,” he joked. “My daughter got into USC. I told her to work hard, to study hard…she got into Smith and USC. Who knew all I had to do was lie and bribe people? He should be proud.”

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