ESPN The Magazine links up with rappers Kendrick Lamar and Eminem. After recently unveiling the music inspired cover with Nicki Minaj and Kobe Bryant, the publication shares with fans the remaining issues also featuring Chris Paul and Calvin Johnson. Check out Lamar and Paul showcase their slick fashion styles while Marshall and Johnson keep things rather casual while kicking back on a pair of huge speakers.
Young and rising skateboarder, Mikey Haywood, showcasing the “Clouded Tee” from the upcoming Fly Society Spring 2014 line. As shown in the photo, Mikey is sporting the design in the orange colorway along with the new “B&W Leaves” snap back hat for a perfect match. The photo was taken in Long Beach, Calif. while Haywood was filming his contribution for the upcoming Fly Society Spring 2014 visual look book.
JAY Z took to his Life+Times site to share a photo that depicts his personal belief of where he feels his past albums currently rank at. Take a look as Hov celebrates his 44th birthday today and also serves up some short commentary on each project.
1. Reasonable Doubt (Classic)
2. The Blueprint (Classic)
3. The Black Album (Classic)
4. Vol. 2 (Classic)
5. American Gangster (4 1/2, cohesive)
6. Magna Carta (Fuckwit, Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, On the Run, Grail)
7. Vol. 1 (Sunshine kills this album…fuck… Streets, Where I’m from, You Must Love Me…)
8. BP3 (Sorry critics, it’s good. Empire (Gave Frank a run for his money))
9. Dynasty (Intro alone…)
10. Vol. 3 (Pimp C verse alone… oh, So Ghetto)
11. BP2 (Too many songs. Fucking Guru and Hip Hop, ha)
12. Kingdom Come (First game back, don’t shoot me)
Fans were recently treated to the groups new single and music video for “Faden Away” and now we get a look at the official artwork and tracklist for the upcoming 7 Days Of Funk LP. Looking like a scene from Beavis & Butt-Head, the cover for Snoopzilla and Dam-Funk’s new project features some throwback looking cartoon work. Posted outside of what appears to be a music venue, the artwork showcases the Doggfather in front of a old school ride while a street brawl ensues in the background. The groups self-titled debut album will contain a total of nine original songs and be available on December 10. Check out the tracklist provided for more details.
1. Hit Da Pavement
2. Let It Go
3. Faden Away
4. 1Question? Feat. Steve Arrington
5. Ride Feat. Kurupt
6. Do My Thang
7. I’ll Be There 4U
8. Systamatic Feat. Tha Dogg Pound [Bonus]
9. High Wit’ Me [Bonus]
Ricky Rozay does the honors of gracing the front cover of RESPECT magazine’s latest issue. Check out the MMG boss as he gives the camera his side profile while sporting a pair of his signature designer frames, a flashy print robe and plenty of gaudy jewelry. Be on the look out for Rick Ross’ new Mastermind LP which is in stores on December 17.
The Doggfather recently crossed paths with pop singer Rihanna a few days ago while out in the Dominican Republic and decided to let her partake in a smoke session. Riri partied the night away with best friend Melissa Ford as Snoop Dogg hit the stage to showcase his skills for his fans out in Punta Cana. Taking to her Instagram, Rihanna uploaded some photos of herself chiefing on what appears to be a blunt for all of her followers to see. The singer is currently on the final leg of her Diamonds world tour.
Black Hippy covers the new October/November issue of XXL magazine. Take a look as California rappers Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock pose for the camera as photographer Jonathan Mannion goes to work to capture the right image.
It was a West Coast takeover on episode ten of AXS TV’s SKEE LIVE as Los Angeles natives Dom Kennedy and Nipsey Hussle sat down for an interview and exclusive televised performance. Take a look at some behind-the-scenes photos of the artists preparing for their respective sets during sound check and up to when cameras started rolling.
Saturday was a special evening as the BET Hip-Hop Awards took place in Atlanta. However, the bigger news came about following the night’s festivities as super producer Mike WiLL Made It, T.I., Pharrell and Usher posed for a classic picture and revealed they were all in the studio working together. No word yet on what this collaborative effort is going to offer fans just yet but it’s definitely great to see so much talent in one creative environment.
Bone Thug-n-Harmony stole the show on episode nine of AXS TV’s new breakout music show SKEE LIVE. Take a look at some exclusive photos of the legendary Cleveland bred group as they took the stage at L.A. Live’s The Conga Room to perform soundcheck alongside Taylor Gang signee Ty Dolla $ign. Photo Credit: Luis Carrion.