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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

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Meek Mill releases New Hat Line at LIDS, Percentage of Sales to Benefit REFORM Alliance

Meek Mill has announced the limited-release launch of exclusive DreamChasers hat, available at Lids beginning Tuesday, November 26. A percentage of each DreamChasers hat purchase will go to the REFORM Alliance.

Meek is the co-chair of the REFORM Alliance, which advances criminal justice reform and eradicated outdated laws and policies that perpetuate injustice in the United States.

The Championships rapper is a co-founder of the organization alongside Michael Rubin, Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, Robert Kraft, Robert F. Smith, Clara Wu Tsai, Laura Arnold, Michael Novogratz, and Daniel S. Loeb.

“Having my own line with Lids is special, but I’m especially proud that proceeds from this hat will be used to help fix the broken criminal justice system,” said Mill, who is also the co-owner and creative director for LIDS. “I’m grateful that our team at Lids was committed to making a hat that’s stylish, but will go toward a greater cause.”

Meek announced his investment in LIDS back in June of this year, which brought him to an ownership group that also includes Fanatics and Ames Watson. In addition to ownership, he has dived into the LIDS strategy and will use his music industry standing for brand expansion.

You can see the DreamChasers limited-edition hat below.

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Nas Celebrates 20 Years of ‘Nastradamus’ with Capsule Collection

Nas’ fourth studio album, Nastradamus, has officially turned 20 and is being celebrated by the launch of a four-piece capsule collection.

The album sold over 232,000 copies in the first week and was certified platinum just a month after its 1999 release. The album was propelled by the title track and the Ginuewine-assisted “You Owe Me,” which was produced by Timbaland.

Check out the collection below and cop a piece here.

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[WATCH] JT And Yung Miami Tease New Song And The Internet Is On Fire

Last night, The City Girls teased a new song on JT’s Instagram and it’s safe to say the City Girls are back.

Jatavia Shakara Johnson, known as JT was sentenced to two years in prison for credit card fraud back in 2018 and was expected to be released in 2020. During JT’s incarceration, Yung Miami held it down for the City Girls, securing a number of collaborations with big-name artists like Megan Thee Stallion, Moneybagg Yo, Tee Grizzley, and visuals that kept fans anticipating her partners release.

Now that she’s released, JT allegedly went straight to the studio to satisfy her fans and from the sound of this snippet, the girls will do just that.

With the caption reading…’Don’t think we ain’t coming’, JT and Yung Miami teased a verse off a new song they recorded and the internet is on fire.

 

Check it out below.

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Hip-Hop Halloween: 10 Last Minute Rap and R&B-Themed Costume Ideas

Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays of the year, giving those who celebrate a chance to be someone (or something!) completely out of the ordinary. While witches, warlocks, vampires and superheroes are some of the top faves when it comes to selecting a costume, dressing up as your favorite rapper or singer will never get old. That’s why we were thrilled to see that Tyler, The Creator recently revealed a set of costumes inspired by an alter ego named IGOR from his latest album of the same name.



Even if you didn’t mind dropping the $230 USD it costs to cop the wig and suit combo seen above, it looks like the IGOR costume is actually sold out at the moment. Dont’t fret, though — we found a few good selections via our friends over at Toynk Toys that will get the job done quicker than you can spit a hot 16. As you’ll probably be hitting up a few Halloween shindigs throughout the week and maybe into the weekend, take a minute to find one or a few suitable suits that are less ghoulish and more on the “G’d up” side.

Keep scrolling to check out some of the best Halloween costume ideas inspired by 10 past and present all-stars in the world of Hip-Hop and R&B:


VANILLA ICE

His days of “Ice Ice Baby” fame are long gone, but you can still rock out like the pioneering white rapper with this hilarious throwback ‘fit. Adding an ironic twist to things, Vanilla Ice was actually born on Halloween!

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THE FRESH PRINCE-ERA WILL SMITH

While the top could also be a dope Biggie costume as well, the hat automatically brings to mind the classic opening sequence played at the beginning of every episode of Will Smith’s breakout sitcom series. Yo holmes, to Bel-Air!

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G-EAZY

Granted, this one falls more along the lines of Grease steez, but where do you think G-Eazy got his swag from?! Pull out your pomade and go rep for the Bay Area!

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THRILLER-ERA MICHAEL JACKSON

The King of Pop will forever remain iconic for this look, and we can’t think of a better get-up to party the night away in if you’re planning on raising the dead with some killer dance moves this Halloween.

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THA CARTER III-ERA LIL WAYNE

Prepare for more than a few laughs aimed your way if you decide on channelling this ’08 Weezy look. However, you’re also 90% certain to win any costume contest with this one. Hey, Mr. Carter!

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2011 GRAMMY AWARDS NICKI MINAJ

Channel the, in her own words, “most dominating female rapper of the last decade chile” by rocking a costume inspired by one of her wildest red carpet looks. Ass pads not included.

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janet.-ERA JANET JACKSON

If you’re looking to get a little nasty this Halloween, going as one of the pioneering queens of pop music is definitely a solid choice. You know you want this!

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“UMBRELLA”-ERA RIHANNA

It’s the song that turned a girl from the left side of an island into a certified superstar. We can’t guarantee you’ll have the same platinum-selling results as Rih, but why not have a little fun going as the ultimate good girl gone bad?

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MEGAN THEE STALLION

Planning on driving the boat during Mischief Night? Saddle up and steer the way to the party as Houston’s premiere hottie currently rocking the mic. You’ll be having a “Hot Girl Halloween” in no time!

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’04 MTV MOVIE AWARDS MARQUES HOUSTON

Come on, we had to save the best for last! The former Immature/IMx lead singer will forever be associated with that barely-there-and-see-through suit from the 2004 MTV Movie Awards, and now you can be a hot mess for Halloween as well. Don’t go fully commando, though!

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Who are you dressing up as this Halloween? Let us know over on our Facebook and Twitter!

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Kendrick Lamar Gives a First Look at His Upcoming Nike React Element 55 Collab

Kendrick Lamar killed it with all of his Nike collabs that dropped last year, and now the Compton rap king is returning to his Swoosh-shaped throne to deliver a special colorway for the React Element 55.



A teaser in every bit of the word — K. Dot pulled a “post-and-delete” earlier today with the black & white image seen above — this grainy preview of the Kendrick Lamar x Nike React Element 55 did a great job at building enough anticipation without spoiling the upcoming big reveal. While Kendrick’s photo makes it hard to make out most, if any, of the shoe’s design details, leaked images obtained by the general sneaker community give a clearer look at what to expect. Monochrome-hued patterns split down the middle to create a stark contrast between the medial and lateral sides of the shoe, and the overall inso for some reason brings to mind moon craters, especially with the speckled React sole unit. We’ll just wait to see the official story behind Kung Fu Kenny’s latest kicking collab with the Swoosh, which is guaranteed to be a limited drop when it arrives in the very near future.

We’ll keep you all posted on when the Kendrick Lamar x Nike React Element 55 is officially revealed, but info from trusted sneaker release projectors like PY_RATES™ (seen below) say it’ll drop as early as next week on November 5 for $150 USD.

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Post Malone and Dickies Partner for Posty Fest Exclusive Clothing

Post Malone is set to host the return of his Posty Fest and has announced a partnership with Dickies for the event.

Post Malone is a huge fane of Dickies and will a Dickies booth on hand at Post Fest that will be the location for giant beer pong games, free boot shines and more. If you want your Dickies experience to go further, you can also purchase exclusive items designed by Post Malone. Items include the Eisenhower jacket and work shirts, which will be exclusive to the festival.

“Feel like my team and I do a great job of turning any one of my weird ideas into a kick ass Dickies outfit,” said Post Malone. “I can tell them I want puppies with laser eyes and I’ll pull up to my show the next day & there is the outfit waiting in wardrobe for me to perform in. It is pretty bad ass.”

Posty Fest 2019 is headlined by Post Malone, Meek Mill, and Pharrell Williams. Additional performances will come from Rae Sremmurd, Jaden Smith, Doja Cat and more.

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DMX Pulled a “No-Show” at the PUMA x Def Jam 35th Anniversary Party in Brooklyn

It was supposed to be an unforgettable night in celebration of two heavyweight brands in music and fashion. However, things ended on an underwhelming note after rap vet DMX pulled out of his headlining appearance at the PUMA x Def Jam 35th Anniversary party in Brooklyn last week.



X was the honored guest at the super exclusive event — wristbands were messengered over to VIP attendees literally hours before it started — which also featured free pizza all night by way of Scarr’s Pizza, a free T-Shirt station courtesy of SNIPES and complimentary cocktails served up by the good people at Courvoisier. The Source was in the building to check out the special soiree, but even all the aforementioned amenities still weren’t enough to bring the Y.O.-bred Hip-Hop legend to the venue.

Here’s how Page Six is reporting DMX’s “no call, no show” moment:

“He was literally MIA. Fabolous and Jadakiss saved the day in the eleventh hour,” an insider told Page Six.

Another insider told us the rapper was a “no show for personal reasons.”

Fab and Kiss performed hits such as “Breathe” and “We Gonna Make It” for 750 guests including 2 Chainz, TJ Porter, Fetty Luciano, Slick Rick, Stretch & Bobbito, DJ Premier, Teyana Taylor and Def Jam’s CEO Paul Rosenberg.”

No word on what exactly happened to cause X to make a last-minute U-turn, or fail to leave his crib altogether, but we can only pray that everyone on his side is doing well. Prayers up!

Even though DMX didn’t pull up on PUMA and Def Jam for the 35th Anniversary party in Williamsburg, peep Jadakiss and Fabolous filling in below:

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G-Eazy and Puma Extend Partnership to Include Collaborative Sneaker

G-Eazy and PUMA have announced their partnership, which began in 2018, will expand with their first collaborative shoe to announce next year. The extension of the partnership was celebrated with a welcome home dinner before he headlined the Rolling Loud Bay Area Festival.

Friends including E-40, Guapdad400, DaniLeigh and more attended the dinner in Oakland, which displayed the key colorway of the Ralph Sampson LO.

Puma will continue to support The Endless Summer Fund, a non-profit headed by G-Eazy that helped Bay Area under-served youth reach their full potential.

You can see pictures from the Puma event below.











Photos in Gallery Courtesy of Grouch

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