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Will Smith’s Bel-Air Athletics Honors to Michael Jordan & Bulls Dynasty with New Nostalgic Collection

The final episodes of The Last Dance will air this weekend and in celebration, Will Smith’s sports-inspired streetwear brand, Bel-Air Athletics, has released a unisex collection to honor Michael Jordan, the Bulls dynasty and Jordan’s journey to the Birmingham Barons.

Included in the collection are:
Double-A Tee: The black-and-white pattern and No. 45 piece is Bel-Air Athletics’ nod to MJ’s No. 45 jersey as a member of the Birmingham Barons.
Six-Time Long-Sleeve Tee: This white long-sleeved shirt is a throwback style tee that celebrates the six-time champions and lists the names of the teams they dismantled to claim their titles.
Pinstripe Champs Long-Sleeve Tee: This black long-sleeved shirt is a throwback style tee that highlights the MJ’s 3-peats.
The Dynasty Tee: The red T-shirt celebrates the Bulls dynasty and MJ’s title years that are immortalized in history.

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Will Nike Ever Retro Kanye West’s Retro Air Yeezy Line?

Kanye West is the latest to cover the upcoming May issue of GQ Magazine. The Yeezy CEO sat down with the publication to talk about his visions for the future, restored faith, new music, Kobe Bryant and more.

Ye was also asked about the possibility of a Nike Air Yeezy Retro. West’s Air Yeezy 1 and 2 are exclusive pairs that run anywhere from $5,000-$20,000. Back in 2014, Ye ended his partnership with Nike over creative differences and took his talents to Adidas. Since its premiere release in 2015, his Adidas/Yeezy sneaker line is currently one of if not the most in-demand in footwear since Jordan. Ye seemed to be fine about the retro idea when asked about it.

“Man I’m with everything,” said the father of 4. “Man, anything that the kids want and the people want. People should be able to have what they want.”

West’s Air Yeezy 1 and 2 are exclusive pairs that run anywhere from $5,000-$20,000. Read the rest of the interview here.

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[RECAP] Biggie’s Daughter T’Yanna Wallace Hosts Her First “Notoriouss” Fashion Show In Brooklyn

Even 23 years after the untimely death of “The Greatest Rapper Of All Time”, the “Notoriouss” legacy still lives on.

For more than two decades, the borough of Brooklyn has celebrated its fallen king Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace. On the radio, in the streets and even the clothing reflects the importance of Biggie Smalls to Hip Hop in general and Brooklyn in particular. Last night in the middle of Flatbush, Brooklyn, B.I.G.’s daughter T’Yanna Wallace hosted her very first Notoriouss fashion show at AXIS NYC.

T’Yanna and friends took over the spot as they turned the swank Church Avenue spot into a photographic runway. The DJ spun all Biggie classics from his humble beginnings all the way to his posthumous Life After Death LP. Lil’ Cease, Klepto, Nino and the other members of Junior Mafia showed up and showed out for their big brother’s baby girl and her exclusive clothing line.

Go to www.notoriouss.com for the latest fashions available online and the flagship store in Downtown Brooklyn, where you can always get the drip straight off the showroom floor!

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Reebok and Allen Iverson Cover College App Fees for His High School’s Rising Senior Class

With the new Reebok Origins Pack hitting shelves featuring new signature Allen Iverson sneakers, the brand is announcing they will cover all the college application fees for the rising senior class of Bethel High School. Iverson is a graduate of the school and the rising graduating class is 400 students.

AI states the trek from high school to college was a valuable part of allowing him to strive for the pinnacle of sports and culture. The Origins Pack made for the perfect moment to celebrate that transitional period of The Answer’s life and give the next generation the same opportunity.

Bethel Students will not be the only students who will have the opportunity to have those fees taken care of. On March 4, rising seniors can apply here by writing 200 words on how the coverage of their college applications will assist in their effort to reach full potential and aspirations.

Along with the announcement, Reebok has released images and the hero film that features students from the Bethel class of 2021 in the sneakers.

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North West Performs At Yeezy Season 8 Fashion Show

Like father like daughter.

North West took the stage to close out Kanye West’s Fashion Show in Paris on Monday, March 2. Although Ye debuted his new Yeezy Season 8 fashion line, it was his daughter who stole the show.

“What are those? These are clothes,” rapped North West.

The show lasted just under seven minutes. Yeezy Season 8 coincided with the celebration of Women’s History History Month. All models were women. They circled around a dome-like structure as their runway, while their reflections displayed on a large LED screen in the background. Because it took place outside, the trains played as the soundtrack Many of the new Yeezy selections varied. The selection included puffer jacket, vests, and boots geared towards Winter or Fall Seasons, with halter tops, pants, and baseball like tops for Spring and Summer months. Kanye sported the baseball-like shirt leading up to the Season 8 reveal.

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Chris Brown Loves Jordan Retro 3s So Much He Tatted One On His Face

Yes, that headline is right. Chris Brown, a man of many tattoos now has a Jordan 3 hanging on the right side of his face near his ear.

The tattoo was done by Joaquin “Ganga” Lopez, who shared it on Instagram: “More tattoos last night for my brother @chrisbrownofficial. Here is this Jordan shoe that I did recently.”

Chris Brown gave another look at the tattoo on his Instagram as he hung out with Gashi and laughed at something they saw on an iPhone. You can see that view below as well.

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Music has a way of making people smile @gashi

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Curren$y Reveals Sneaker Collaboration w/ Bathing Ape

Any fan of Curren$y knows how much the Hot Spitta loves his A Bathing Ape clothing. Now, he finally got the opportunity to collaborate with the Nigo founded clothing company.

Spitta Andretti revealed the Bape sneaker collab on Instagram Tuesday and expressed his excitement to finally work with the brand.

Curren$y claims that he was sitting on this news for about a year and now he can finally speak on his new venture.

There is no official release date for the new Bapesta x Jet Life kicks and Bape has not made an official announcement about the collaboration.

Bape recently did a collaboration with reggaetón singer J Balvin and is currently teasing a collaboration with Coach.

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Lauren London Poses With YG, J. Stone, Killa Twan and Pacman Da Gunman for The Marathon Clothing X PUMA’s ‘Hustle and Motivate’ Collection

Lauren London is truly going the distance with Nipsey Hussle. The actress revealed a new collaborative collection by The Marathon Clothing and Puma called “Hustle and Motivate” on Instagram Thursday night. In a nicely crisp photo, London is seen fiercely posed with YG, J. Stone, Killa Twan, and Pacman Da Gunman, who are all documented comrades of the late Nipsey Hustle.

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#HussleAndMotivate,” the caption simply read.

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Another image from the collective shows Lauren with her head bowed down and perfectly parted hair rocking a sweatshirt with a heartfelt engraved message that says,” We (The Marathon Clothing” honor the endurance and unwavering faith of those that never quit. Our products represent their testimony. Life is a marathon.”

Earlier this month, she teamed up with Puma for the debut of the “Forever Stronger” campaign, featuring a heart-rending visual paying tribute to Nipsey. Lauren is seen flowing the same Crenshaw grounds once touched by Nipsey while narrating sentimental phrases. “I got a question only Lord knows; does life birth us twice?” she asked.

Nipsey Hussle was appointed as a brand ambassador for Puma in January 2018. The beloved Victory Lap artist was in talks with Puma merchandise manager Ian Forde about a co-branded capsule collection with his clothing line The Marathon Clothing and athletic apparel giant. The project promised to include every iota of detail Hussle manifested. The collection made its debut last year on Sept. 5, six months after his tragic murder, and was sold out the very next day.

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Hussle & Motivate 🏁

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HUSSLE & MOTIVATE. 🏁 #TMC🇦🇹 x #PUMA🐆

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Future Releases Merch Items Inspired by #LifeIsGood Music Video

Future and Drake’s new single “Life is Good” is one of the hottest songs in the street and delivered one of the first great visuals of 2020. Throughout the video were exclusive merch items, creatively directed by Fred Foster, which can now belong to the fans.

Items from the “Life is Good” collection include a collectible cassette tape, CD, 4 vinyl sets (each has the logo of each company they worked at in the music video), Hotlanta tee (the fast-food chain seen in #LifeisGood video), #LifeIsGood hoodie, and #Future hat. The first 250 collectible vinyls sold will be signed by Future.

A full workwear line that is inspired by the video will be announced soon, but for now, you can shop the below items at shoplifeisgood.com

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[WATCH] Rapsody Speaks To Black Men In New Video ‘Afeni’ Ft PJ Morton

Already classified as a legend, North Carolina’s own Rapsody released visuals to her song Afeni ft. PJ Morton featuring a classic hip hop hook by the late Tupac.  The Roc Nation-signed hard hitter is delivering once again from her album Eve which features songs all named after an influential black woman.

Known for her brilliant bars and moving messages, the natural born lyricist breaks down the relationships between the black man, black woman and child. In the captivating video we witness a young couple in love warp into a single black mother raising her son. Bringing us wisdom and tears simultaneously Rapsody is a true queen in hip hop speaking for a generation of those who go unheard.

[Chorus: 2Pac]
Now  since we all came from a woman
Got  our names from a woman and our game from a woman
I wonder why we take from our women
Why we rape our women
Do  we hate our women?
Now  since we all

[Verse 1: Rapsody]
My brothers (My brothers)‚ I love you (I love you)
I  hate to know some of you treat us like Glover (Glover)
Black card revoked‚ maybe you could use Discover (Discover)
Define yourself, do you feel the same way ’bout your mother? (Mother)
Do you overlook our beauty, but you lovin’ on all the others (Others)
Hope  you teach your daughters all to stay away from suckas
Like yourself if you don’t love yourself
I’m so Southern (Southern)‚ I was taught to feed the soul with or without hot ovens
Here’s a plate, know your hate come from a black man struggle (Struggle)
We all in the same shape, so I know I fit your puzzle (Puzzle)
Either way‚ we got your back, we only pray you’ll be our muscle (Pray you’ll be our muscle)
Strength in the times we all overcome with trouble
Every day we pullin’ doubles for ourself and home (For ourself and home)
My mom and daddy taught me, early on, protect your own (Protect your own)

We never stopped lovin’ you, so turn your love back on (Your love back on)
And I pray you feel the same way as that 2Pac song
We ain’t your hoes or your bitches, trophies, or meant for pimpin’
Recognize a gift from God outweighs a birthday or a Christmas
To protect our lives, you gon’ take it to the limit? (You gon’ take it to the limit?)
Rib of my rib, do you still feel us in ya

Check out the video below!

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