2013 Jordan 13’s “Bred”

Word by Reggie Bailey

Even a lack of 3M won’t deny the black and red Nike Air Jordan Retro 13s from selling out nationwide on January 12th, 2012.

The black and red or “Bred” colorway of the Nike Air Jordan Retro 13 is an everlasting classic that will never get old. This Air Jordan model which was designed by Tinker Hatfield with the black panthers in mind was worn by Michael Jordan throughout the Playoffs during his last season with the Chicago Bulls (1997-1998) and is a favorite to a lot of those who witnessed the second of the Bulls two three-peats.

The black ballistic mesh upper mixed in with red suede, a black leather toebox, a black suede tongue that is complimented perfectly by a red jumpman, as well as the infamous hologram on the upper make this sneaker timeless and a must have.

This sneaker is under a bit of scrutiny due to the fact that Jordan Brand removed the 3M from the sneaker this go round, but the artwork and beauty of the sneaker is still undeniable to most beholders.

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Major Jordan Releases of December

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Words by Reggie Bailey 

The month of December is usually a very good month for Nike, Inc. when it comes to releasing sneakers. In recent years we’ve seen the likes of Space Jam, Cool Grey & Concord Nike Air Jordan 11s and we’ve even seen the likes of Cough Drop Nike Air Foamposite Ones, Nike Air Max CB34s, Nike Air DT Max 96s, as well as Nike Air Jordan 12s, 13s, & 14s in the past few years. This year the game is similar yet different. We have hot Nike Inc. releases in the form of the Nike Air Jordan Retro 9 Cool Grey, the Nike Air Foamposite One “Stealth” and the Nike Air Jordan Retro 11 Bred. All three of those sneakers have a huge following and will most likely (especially the 11s & Foamposites) sellout nationwide on their release dates and will be seen on a lot of people’s feet over the next few months.

    The Nike Air Jordan Retro 9 as a whole is one of most sneakerheads worst Jordan’s from the Bulls era (Nike Air Jordan Retros  1-14). A lot of sneakerheads will sometimes look down on it due to the fact that Michael Jordan never actually played basketball in for the Bulls while wearing the Retro 9 in any color way but the boot type of feel that comes with this shoe doesn’t appeal to some. However along with the Bulls & Olive color ways of the 9, the Cool Grey 9 has been a widely popular sneaker. It is one that a lot of people have actually been waiting for since they first came out back in 2002. Doesn’t hurt that this shoe is almost 100% grey so you’ll definitely be able to wear this sneaker with just about everything.

The Nike Air Foamposite One is a sneaker that has grown by leaps and bounds since it first came out back in 1997. At one point up until the Royal Blue Foamposite One release of 2011 it seemed as if the Foamposite One was a sneaker that was mainly sought after by very profound sneakerheads, or those from the NYC & MD, DC areas. Now this is a sneaker that sells out nationwide anytime a color way releases due to Nike & Penny Hardaway’s sudden boost of energy in the sneaker game.

The new Foamposite One Stealth color way, however, is something that a lot of sneakerheads have been wanting for a long time (Sort of). Back in August of 2007 Nike did a QS (quickstrike) release of the Nike Air Foamposite One in an all black color way. Everything on that Foamposite was black too from the 1 cent logos, all the way to the outsole. Now with the 2012 Stealth Foamposite you have the black upper that is complimented by stealth one cent logos, and a clear outsole. This sneaker that should draw a wider audience outside of the “Foam heads” because of the fact that it is a black sneaker that can be worn with anything. Some of the outsiders still might consider $220 as a high price tag for a sneaker, but at the same token it’ll be hard not to get you moneys worth of wears out of those.

      Last but never ever least we have the Nike Air Jordan Retro 11 in the Playoff color way (Black & Red a.k.a. Bred). The Nike Air Jordan Retro 11 is considered by many sneaker enthusiasts as the best sneaker that has ever been created to its very stylish look which consists of patent leather and a translucent outsole, and the Playoff 11 does that all kinds of just with the black upper complimented by red accents all throughout it and the red translucent outsole. This is a sneaker that will draw even the novice consumer to consume based off the fact that EVERYONE will be talking about them. The Playoff 11 will be seen on news broadcast all across the country for the hysteria that will follow it and will also trend on Twitter as well as been seen on a lot of people’s Instagram & Facebook pages. This release will be no different from what the world has seen from the Retro 11 Space Jam, Cool Grey & mainly the Concord releases. The Concord 11 release last year was one of the most hyped releases ever along with the Galaxy Foamposite One & Air Yeezy 2 releases from this year, but it is possible that the Playoff 11s might end up topping all of those releases in terms of hype, hysteria and dollar profits from Nike Inc., and Jordan Brand.

 

A$AP Rocky Tracklist for Debut Album “Long.Live.A$AP”

Long.Live.A$AP

01 Long Live A$AP (produced by Jim Jonsin and Rico Love)
02 Goldie (produced by Hit-Boy)
03 PMW (All I Really Need) [ft. Schoolboy Q] (produced by T-Minus)
04 LVL (produced by Clams Casino)
05 Hell [ft. Santigold] (produced by Clams Casino)
06 Pain [ft. OverDoz] (produced by Soufien 3000)
07 F**kin’ Problems [ft. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar] (produced by Noah “40 Shebib) and C. Papi)
08 Wild for the Night [ft. Skrillex] (produced by Birdy Nam Nam and Skrillex, remixed by Skrillex and Lord Flacko)
09 1Train [ft. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson & Big K.R.I.T.] (produced by Hit-Boy)
10 Fashion Killa (produced by Hector Delgado, Friendzone and Lord Flacko)
11 Phoenix (produced by Danger Mouse)
12 Suddenly (produced by Lord Flacko, Hector Delgado and A$AP Ty Beats)

Deluxe Edition tracks:

13 Jodye (produced by Joey Fatts and Lord Flacko)
14 Ghetto Symphony [ft. Gunplay & A$AP Ferg] (produced by V Don and Lord Flacko)
15 Angels (produced by Amsterdam)
16 Like I’m Apart [ft. Florence Welch] (produced by Emile Haynie and Amanda Ghost)

Download Shy Glizzy Mixtape “Fxck Rap”

The DC Native Shy Glizzy has improve his rapping skills since his last mixtape LAW and it shows in his new mixtape “Fxck Rap” that was release on 12-12-12. Since the release of LAW he has squash the beef between him and DMV rapper Fat Trel, Shy Glizzy and Chief Keef beef has weaken, and made a closer connection with MMG artist Wale.

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This mixtape has an actually theme, Glizzy makes it known that if rap do not work out then he could always go back to his old ways. Some noticeable songs are “Money Problems, Pilot feat Trinidad James, Hova (A Jay-Z dedication), and Too Far feat Wale.”

Download “Fxck Rap” from Livemixtapes.com

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Jay-Z & Rihanna May Win Awards in Dubai

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Jay-Z & Rihanna could all find themselves winning their first Dubai International Music Award next year. The awards, known as Dima, is schedule for November 22, 2013 at Burj Park, in Downtown Dubai.

Why is this a big deal? Dubai is the 3rd biggest city in Media. Exposure on that side of the world will increase these artists popular on a worldwide scale.

The awards’ international panel of judges includes American Hype Williams, who is famous for his music videos for stars including Rihanna and Jay-Z, Daddy Yankee’s manager Nomar Ayala from Puerto Rico, soFLY&Nius, a producer for Flo Rida and Enrique Iglesias, Korean pop magnate Rhee Woo Seok, the UAE’s DJ the UAE’s DJ Bliss, singer Mokobe Traore from Mali and Myriam Fares’ manager, Roula, from Lebanon according to Gulfnews.com

Nominations will be announced during a press conference in Dubai on October 5, 2013, after which an online voting system will be launched until voting closes on November 10. The awards will then be revealed and presented on November 22.

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The Making of Meek Millz Dreams & Nightmares Intro

The intro to Meek Millz Debut CD “Dreams & Nightmares” it is not only my favorite track on the MMG Superstar album but it is my personal favorite intro of all times.

This video is the actually footage of Meek recording the track. So now you can see the emotion that Meek had while recording

Shoutout to PitchFork TV