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

VIDEO: Skee Locker – Nike KD V “Easter” | Jordan Spiz’ike “Poison Green” | Barkley Posite Max “Eggplant”

The Easter edition KD V releases at select Nike Basketball retailers this Saturday, March 30th. This Version of the KD V is inspired by the tradition of Easter egg decorating features a colorful Turquoise Blue Hyperfuse upper with accents in ‘Bright Citrus’ orange. A light minty green is also seen on the tongue and outsole. To go along with the Easter egg theme, speckled patterns are seen on the Swooshes and visible Air Max unit.

It’s 2013 and the Jordan Spiz’ike is still running strong and continues to remain Jordan Brand’s most popular hybrid model. Dubbed “Poison Green”, these Spiz’kes take on a Easter-inspired colorway that comes just in time for the sunny Spring season. Made from smooth suede and patent leather materials, this style is definitely unlike anything we’ve seen before. Highlighted by its stealth and poison green accents, these kicks are brightened up by additional hits of university blue, blitz blue, yellow, and a subtle vivid sulpher tone.

Nike released Barkley Posite Max “Eggplant” on March 23rd. Building upon the silhouette’s successful debut as a part of this year’s All-Star “Area 72″ collection, the Barkley Posite Max is set to return this weekend in a brand new “Eggplant” colorway inspired by the classic edition of the Foamposite One. Pairing an Eggplant Foamposite upper with black nubuck and mesh across the upper, the kicks feature additional details like a speckled Max Air unit, a glow-in-the-dark outsole, and turquoise accents throughout. What really sets these off, however, is the iridescent sheen applied to the entirety of the Foamposite shell — giving the Barkley-inspired hybrid a pearlescent, color-changing aspect reminiscent of last year’s “Invisibility Cloak” Kobe VII from Nike Basketball.

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VIDEO: DJ Skee Unboxes Air Jordan Retro 13 & Air Jordan Retro 1 “He Got Game” Edition

Skee TV keeps it coming with new visuals for the latest episode of DJ Skee’s series The Skee Locker. In this episode, Skee unboxes and reviews the highly anticipated Air Jordan Retro XIII and Air Jordan Retro I “He Got Game” color way.

Releasing later this month, Jordan retros the “He Got Game” XIII model for sneaker heads everywhere. This color way of the XIII’s acquires its nickname from Spike Lee’s 1998 film He Got Game where Denzel Washington’s character wears them. For this year’s 2013 retro, the upper portion of the sneaker is composed of a quality white leather while the toe box sports an equally fine black leather. Another classic Tinker Hatfield concept, the XIII’s paw print out sole and Jumpman eye-like hologram design, stand out as noteworthy features. Nice black suede can also be found along the mid sole, rear, and at each side of the shoe. These sneakers also come with simple but eye appealing red accents along the bottom sole and Jumpman logo across the tongue.

Continuing with the “He Got Game” style and color way, Jordan drops another version of the classic Air Jordan 1 Retro ’97. With clear hints of the XIII model along the mid upper, the sneaker comes in a classic white, while the mid sole sports black with red stitching. The gym red out sole also comes through and provides a simple yet effective accent along the bottom. Other hints of black can be found along the inner heel, laces, rear Jumpman logo, and tongue. An Air Jordan Hologram and Nike logo pull everything together for final touches on a classic sneaker with a new look.

– Luie Carrion

VIDEO: Skee Locker: Nike Lebron X “Corks” unboxing & review w/ bonus Air Jordan III “Bright Crimson”

DJ skee reviews and unboxes the elusive new Nike Lebron 10 “Corks” along with a look at the new Jordan III Crimson color way.  Check out the latest episode of the Skee Locker with Skee TV.

Nike Lebron X (10) EXT (QS) Corks really pay attention to detail and offer sneaker heads something different. The upper portion of the shoe is made up of authentic cork material.  Other noteworthy details are the shoe’s vent designs, fly wire laces, chocolate brown leather tongue, and multiple cool laser Nike swoosh’s. The mid sole of the shoe is an off creamy white with clear TPU material just above it. The top of the tongue sports a black “LJ” logo with a gold crown to top it off.  Along the tongue there’s also an ingrained signature from Lebron within the leather.

Following the recent release of the limited Joker’s, Jordan drops the popular III model again in a nice black and bright crimson colorway.  This version of the III’s also comes with a slick canyon purple elephant print which is sure to stand out. The sneaker’s lower white mid sole also provides an interesting contrast against a vibrant crimson accent also found within the inner heel lining.  With quality features on these kicks such as the black leather upper and 3M material along the sneaker’s tongue and toe box expect these to fly of the shelves quickly.

-Luie  Carrion