VIDEO: Drake Announces New Deal w/ Jordan Brand + Photos

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Drake was all the way live from Portland last night as the city served as the latest stop for the rapper’s Would You Like A Tour? which is still making it’s way from state to state.  Aubrey decided to treat the crowd to some good news and made an announcement that he’s officially been inducted into the Jordan Brand family.

Afterwards, fans and sneaker heads were treated to a few previews of his upcoming color ways for the 10 and 12 OVO Stingrays.  The photos were shared via the YMCMB rapper’s Instagram and consumers can look forward to purchasing both models which come in either black or white with gold accents.

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VIDEO: Kanye West & Sway Calloway Argue Live On Shade 45 + More

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Kanye West continues to make his promotional runs around New York and yesterday the rapper stopped by Sway In The Morning on Shade 45.  After the audio first leaked of the two having an argument on air, Calloway and company do the honors of unveiling the interview in its entirety.  Take a look as Kanye addresses his motivation for having A Tribe Called Quest open up for him on the Yeezus tour, the motivation and creativity behind DONDA and gives listeners insight into his frustrations with being black balled in the fashion industry.  Things get heated quickly after Sway encourages Yeezy to leave the companies behind and fund his own movement in order to jump start his vision.  Cooler heads eventually prevailed as Yeezy apologized and went on to explain why his deal with Nike fell through, how he lost $13 million with his failed clothing line and so much more

VIDEO: Kanye West Talks Leaving Nike For Adidas, His Dreams To Be Bigger Than Walmart + More

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Kanye West stopped by the Angie Martinez show to discuss a number of topics which also included his recent decision to part ways with Nike for Adidas.  With Kim Kardashian by his side, West opened up about being frustrated with Nike delaying the release of his Red October Yeezy II’s and the company’s refusal to pay the rapper royalties because he’s not an athlete.  The Chicago native also admitted that he wants to be able to make more money in order to get on JAY Z and Diddy’s level so that he can begin to make cultural and economic changes in society.  Before the video fades to black, West is shown proclaiming himself to be the Tupac of product and addresses his dreams to be bigger than Walmart.

VIDEO: SKEE Live Episode 6 #SKEELOCKER Preview + Sneaker Review

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Teaming up with Nicekicks.com, Skee.TV delivers a preview of what’s to come tonight on the #SKEELOCKER segment for DJ Skee’s new AXS TV show SKEE Live.  Watch as DJ Skee showcases the new Nike Foamposite One PRM “Weatherman,” Jordan 1 OG “Atlanta Hawks,” Nike Air Griffey Max One PRM “Safari” and Warren Sapp’s new Nike Free 7.0 Trainer “QB Killa” digi camo edition.  At the end there’s also a sneak peek included where SKEE Live cameras got the opportunity to sit down inside the customization studio with the man who is responsible for making the LeBron James sneaker model.

VIDEO: Skee Locker – Nike Huarache Light Free, Air Max Griffey 360, Supra S1W & Reebok DMX Run 10

 

Nike Huarache Light Free Edition
Up first is the new Nike Huarache Light Free Edition.  The sneaker is composed of a familiar Huarache upper in a classic OG color way of Black, Concord Blue, and with hints of Team Orange.  Along the toe box and inner lining there is also a nice stand out Neon Turquoise.  Infused with a white bottom sole found on Nike’s Free Run models, the upper is made up of mesh material while a soft nubuck wraps along the toe box and sides of the running shoe.  The classic Huarache logo stands out in Orange across the top of the tongue.  DJ Skee also shares an alternate color way of the Nike Huarache Light Free Edition in wolf grey, white and infrared.  
Supra S1W Stevie Williams
Next up are the Supra S1W Stevie Williams that were released in a vibrant Neon Coral color way.  The upper sports soft quality leather while just above a white cup sole the sneaker is composed of nice nylon material.  Not to be forgotten, the shoe also comes with Supra’s patented SUPRAFOAM which is sure to provide fans of the model with all the comfort needed.
Reebok DMX Run 10
Originally released in 1997, Reebok is back in the mix and has once again revived the classic DMX Run 10 style.  The upper portion of the shoe is composed of a navy mesh that wraps around the shoe while the toe box and tongue remain white.  For added detail, reflective piping also wraps around the upper while hints of Cherry are spotted along the Reebok outer sole branding, tongue, and inner netting.  However, the classic runner’s most popular feature has to be its Ice Blue sole that provides a quality cushioning system.
Nike Air max Griffey 360
Composed with the intent of a Hyperfuse style, the Nike Air Griffey Max 360 comes out swinging in a White, Black, and Freshwater color way.  With Griffey Swingman logo across the outer heel in white, the sneaker comes equipped with nice technical features such as the Nike Air Max 360 technology bottom sole.  The Nike+ enabled Max Air platform also sports nice added details ranging from its “Swingman” lettering along the back heel to its “24” across the upper tongue.  The toe box also sports a nice white leather with a fairly decent sized Black Nike check for style points.

-Luie Carrion

VIDEO: Skee Locker – Kobe 8 Edition EXT, All Star, Duke, & DJ Skee Zoom 4 Exclusive

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First up, DJ Skee takes a look at the Nike Zoom Kobe 8 EXT.  This particular pair comes in a smooth upper University Red suede color way with Court Purple accents on the inside and the outer sole.  The popular Kobe model has a nice lifestyle twist as its primary purpose is more concerned with style and appealing aesthetics rather than performance on the court.  Celebrating the Chinese New Year theme of the year of the snake, the sneaker features hints of gold along the shoe’s embroidered Nike swoosh, Shozoku tongue and heel tab logo, and lace tips.  The sneaker is light weight and maintains quality features for added support like the mid-foot carbon fiber shank plate.

Nike Kobe Zoom 8 “Area 72” All-Star

The next popular pair of kicks DJ Skee shares with sneaker heads is the Nike Kobe Zoom 8 “Area 72” All-Star’s.  Loud and in your face, the alien themed sneakers are composed of a bright and total crimson color way with Spirit Turquoise accents.  Added details such as the alien-like symbols found on the sneaker’s swoosh, orange leather along the inner heel, and crimson Kobe signature on the outer heel make it easy to understand why these beauties are highly sought after.  Not to be forgotten, the sock lining and inner sole stay true to the intergalactic “Area 72” theme and sport vibrant space-like imagery.  The mid sole of the shoes come in white and showcases somewhat of a rugged texture.  A nice carbon fiber plate can also be found along the mid-foot of the sole for added foot support.

Nike Kobe Zoom 8 Duke Edition

Showcasing an exclusive Duke player color way, DJ Skee next sets his sights on the Kobe Nike Zoom 8.  The blue devils were blessed with a nice black and white color way that features hints of the team’s signature blue along the shoe’s midsole, inner lining and heel clip.  For added detail, Duke’s iron “D” covers the tongue of the shoe in white while the traditional Shozoku logo is located on the outer heel next to Kobe’s signature.  The upper portion of the sneaker is also composed of a very nice black camo that truly compliments this Duke exclusive color way the most.

Nike Zoom 4 Duke Edition (DJ Skee Exclusive)

Continuing with this episode’s Kobe/NCAA Tournament theme, DJ Skee saves the best for last with a special pair of Nike Kobe Zoom 4 Duke Editions.  Skee shares with sneaker heads a pair of exclusive game worn Zoom 4’s that happen to be signed by the entire Duke team.  Not available to the public for retail purchase, the home color way comes in a primarily white upper with eye catching blue and black accents.  The infamous Duke iron “D” can be found on the back of the heel just above Kobe’s 24 logo which is embedded within a black crock material along the heel clip.  Sporting speckled blue laces, a black bottom sole, and black Nike swoosh’s with blue trimming these exclusives are easily embraced by sneaker enthusiasts as certified heat.

-Luie Carrion