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Kendrick Lamar just won a Pulitzer Prize

Kendrick Lamar has become the first non-classical, non-jazz artist to win the Pulitzer Prize for music for his 2017 album DAMN. The prize listing describes Lamar’s record, which documents the complexities of growing up in his hometown of Compton, as “a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing […]

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PLEASURES Drops New Graphic T-Shirts for Spring/Summer 2018

LA-based PLEASURES returns with a batch of graphic T-shirts for the Spring/Summer 2018 season. Select pieces from the range are highlighted in a neon-drenched editorial by HBX. Noteworthy items include the “Reward” long-sleeve tee in tonal white, “Cops Kill” tee in tonal black and the “Friendship” side bag. For the graphics, the imprint spotlights a provocative mix of […]

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BILLY’S Reintroduces Slip-On Vans Old Skool

Last year, BILLY’S commemorated its new store in Sapporo with a limited edition Vans collaboration, dubbed the “Old Skool Band.” Offering premium construction, the shoe boasted an elastic strap on the vamp, allowing for laceless wear despite its functioning eyelets. To commemorate Sapporo store’s one-year anniversary, the Japanese retailer is bringing the Old Skool Band back, dropping the shoe […]

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Tyler, The Creator Teases New GOLF le FLEUR* Colorway

After new pastel-colored versions of the sneaker earlier this year, Tyler, The Creator has teased another new colorway of his  GOLF le FLEUR* collaboration with Converse. The new take on the silhouette sees it come with a clean black suede upper which sits atop an off-white midsole. Other features of the sneaker include the sneaker’s signature flower motif running along the side, as […]

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Supreme x The North Face Spring 2018 Metallic Collection

Supreme works with The North Face for Spring 2018 for its latest collaboration, codenamed the Metallic collection. In stark contrast to the previous offering that utilized a vibrant all-over alpine mountain pattern, the duo this time release an assortment of apparel and accessories with a metallic theme across its facades. The highlight item is a new rendition of the […]

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Watch the Video for Tyler, The Creator’s Surprise Single, “OKRA”

Tyler, The Creator has dropped a surprise single and video, with a new two-and-a-half-minute track titled “OKRA.” Describing the track in the YouTube description, Tyler calls the new release a “throwaway song” while in a tweet he explained he would “promote this song for the next 5 days, then continue to live a normal life.” The […]

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Nike Gifts colette a Special Pair of Air Jordan 1s

Following the return of the colette x Karhu Fusion 2.0 is a unique pair of Air Jordan 1s gifted to Sarah Andelman‘s iconic concept shop by Nike. The classic shoe is adorned with colette’s signature blue hue alongside white detailing on the side portions, ankle collars, and midsoles. Most notable details include “1997” white embroidery on the left pair, “2017” on […]

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FILA Drops a ‘Pokémon’-Centric Collection

After getting a glimpse of its upcoming project with AAPE by A Bathing Ape, FILA has just unveiled its latest collaboration with Nintendo’s Pokémon. Taking on FILA’s Court Deluxe Low-Top silhouette, the sneaker is crafted from leather and incorporates adjustable velcro straps. Pokémon motifs, of course, can be found throughout the sneakers from a pokéball logo on the tongue and references […]

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Chance the Rapper Speaks on “Amazing” Unreleased Songs with Childish Gambino

Chance the Rapper stopped by Pitchfork‘s In Sight Out conversation serieson Monday night at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, where he sharedsome insight about his recent musical activities. Chano debunked one longtime rumor during his chat with journalist Adrienne Samuels Gibbs. Reports of a collaborative mixtape with Childish Gambino have rattled around the industry for years, but Chance says no full project exists. […]

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Casio G-SHOCK Goes “Full-Metal” for Its Latest GMW-B5000 Release

With its 35th-anniversary celebration in full force, Casio G-SHOCK recently unveiled two “Full-Metal” iterations of its classic GMW-B5000 watch. Available in general release silver and 35th-anniversary gold, the solid “Full-Metal” GMW-B5000 watches are constructed from impact-resistant metal and completed by a Haze-designed logo backplate. Additionally, the watches feature a new solar film technology with a high-brightness backlight […]

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Post Malone’s “Psycho” Is About to Match Up to “Rockstar’s” Huge Opening Week

As soon as most of us heard Post Malone‘s “Psycho,” we knew it would be a hit. Actually, as soon as most of us heard the snippet from the studio over a year ago, we knew it would be a hit. But will “Psycho” live up to the massive commercial success of Post’s last single—and first No. 1 hit—”Rockstar?” We […]

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Ric Flair Joins 21 Savage, Offset & Metro Boomin’ in New Video

21 Savage, Offset and Metro Boomin’ have released the official video for the track “Ric Flair Drip.” The cut comes off their collaborative project Without Warning that released back in October. The video sees the trio being joined by wrestling legend Ric Flair as all don blinding jewelry in addition to Flair and Offset wearing Ric’s signature robes. The duo arrives in a luxurious Rolls-Royce […]

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A$AP Rocky Protégé Smooky MarGielaa Drops New Track, “Come Up”

After bursting onto the scene late last year after an impressive showing on A$AP Mob’s Cozy Boyz Vol. 2 project, Pretty Flacko’s rap protégé Smooky Margielaa has been steadily gearing up for his debut project, #MMM, with a slew of hot loose singles over the past six months. Today, the Bronx-spitter shares what appears to be one of his first […]

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Supreme Officially Reveals Skull-Print Vans Collaboration

After last season’s “Blood and Semen” collaboration with Vans and artist Andres Serrano, Supreme has revealed that a new Vans pack will be its first collaboration of the season. The two-part capsule sees the New York-based brand take on Vans’s classic Sk8-Hi and Slip-On silhouettes with a design that references other pieces from the Spring/Summer 2018 drop. Both silhouettes feature the glow-in-the-dark Liquid […]

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The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Game Royal” Is Dropping Next Month

Back in early December, we caught wind of the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Game Royal,” which was rumored to make its comeback sometime in early 2018. With a firm release date now scheduled for next month, we thought this an ideal time to revisit the basketball-turned-lifestyle classic. The uppers feature a premium leather construction, with […]

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MIKE TV’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

2017 delivered some outstanding releases from the country’s most dominant genre, but 2018 could prove just as, if not more, exciting thanks to highly-anticipated drops from music’s biggest names. The lineup of new releases is staggering. Powerful vocalists like Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, and The Weeknd are all slated to release anxiously-awaited albums for their hungry fan […]

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Post Malone Fires Back at “Culture Vulture” Critics

After facing heat for his thoughts on what many viewed as a dismissive stance towards hip-hop music, Post Malone is now firing back at his critics once again. This following his recent interview with GQ where he denied claims of black appropriation while also proclaiming, “there’s a struggle being a white rapper,” also adding “But I don’t want to be a […]

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Virgil Abloh x Nike AF1 Collab Revealed

Since the inaugural launch of Virgil Abloh x Nike’s “The Ten” collaboration, the sneaker world has been buzzing wondering if a sequel is in the works. Following the confirmation of the Virgil Abloh x Air Jordan 1 in white, Nike and Abloh have confirmed the next release: a black upper version of the retooled Air Force 1. Previously previewed as a […]

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A$AP Rocky Just Dropped An Alternative Rock Song

Now that Flacko season is fully upon us, A$AP Rocky is continuing forward his onslaught of new tracks. Today, the self-proclaimed “greatest contemporary artist of all time” shares a new cut on his AWGE SoundCloud titled, “Above” – his second this week. The short song was produced by long-time A$AP Mob collaborator Frans Mernick whose worked closely with the Mob for […]

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Lil Wayne Drops New Single, “Big Bad Wolf”

With Lil Wayne‘s much-anticipated Dedication 6: Reloaded mixtape on the horizon, the “Bank Account” rapper shares another impression from the project, “Big Bad Wolf.” Produced by DJ Drama, the four-minute track finds Tunechi spewing sinister bars over a minimal, bass-heavy instrumental. The release follows his recent Dedication 6 mixtape, released on Christmas, which was then followed by a buzzing Drake-featured remix of JAY-Z’s […]

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Nike NBA “City Edition” Air Force 1 Colorways Arrive

Nike and NBA‘s “City Edition” collection pays homage to the die-hard fans of each team and hometown heritage. Having already released “City Edition” uniform jerseys, Nike now gives its iconic Air Force 1 sneaker the thematic treatment via Nike ID. The footwear collection currently boasts ten colorways honoring the Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat (not pictured), New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder (not pictured), San […]

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A$AP Rocky Drops New Single, “5IVE $TAR$”

Following A$AP Rocky‘s newly launched AWGE site that included new merch, videos, and freestyles, the A$AP Mobleader gets us all ready for Flacko season with a new cut titled, “5IVE $TAR$.” The song was debuted on the “Breakfast” rapper’s Twitter account moments ago with a caption on the SoundCloud description that read, “TESTING COMING SOON.” The record also appears to feature […]

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NIKE Reveals React Flyknit

Having earlier this week revealed Paul George’s second sneaker for the brand, Nike has now unveiled its latest running shoe — the Epic React FlyKnit — with a focus on the foam react cushioning, the companies’ latest technology, taking the place of EVA foam. The technology has been heavily tested — a total of 17,000 miles by Nike’s best runners, […]

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UNDERCOVER x CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLORS SURFACE

Following the brand’s return to Pitti Uomo, UNDERCOVER links up with Converse to preview a limited edition capsule for Paris Fashion Week. The sneakers feature patent cap toes printed with “ORDER” and “DISORDER” derived from the showcase theme. The shoes have appeared in bi-color yellow, white, black and red iterations. Take a look at the runners below and let us know […]

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A Bathing Ape BAPE Credit Card Returns

For many years, A Bathing Ape has been dominating streetwear and been on the cutting edge of its most significant trends. In 2017, the popular brand continued to celebrate new successes and earn widespread acclaim for its release thanks to Winter Camo drops, the Year of the Dog collection, the “Double Shark” hoodie, reflector jackets and more. 25 years after its inception, A Bathing Ape […]

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On The Rise: Chris JR

    It’s my pleasure to introduce you to our newest featured On The Rise artist, Chris JR. Chris is a modern day musical engineer with such a versatile style. We first caught onto his music last week after he reached out, and from there we were hooked! Check out our interview video above to […]

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Lil Xan Is Supposedly Changing His Name

In the wave of positivity that comes with a new year, Rappers like Lil Uzi Vert, Smokepurpp, and Lil Pump have been vouching to quit the abuse of substances like Lean and Xanax — a movement coming after the recent death of Lil Peep. Aware of the changing attitude, Lil Xan apparently plans to change his name in the coming year. When TMZ asked […]

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On The Rise: AKR

It’s time to introduce you to the newest featured On The Rise artist. He goes by AKR and he is very versatile. I would describe him and his sound as if Dom Kennedy and Drake had a little brother. His music impressed me and theres only more to come for this California based artist. Check […]

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Dragon Ball Z x Adidas Collaboration Coming Soon

Late last year, famed sneaker insider Yeezy Mafia announced an upcoming collaboration between adidas and anime Dragon Ball Z would be releasing sometime this year incorporating seven special edition sneakers to represent each of the Dragon Balls. Now some images of the impending teamup have surfaced. Thanks to popular Instagram page What Drops Next, we have two reported images of the Dragon […]

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On The Rise: Jimmy Wit An H

I’m excited to have these next On The Rise artists featured because they are very versatile. The Brother Duo from Georgia makes everything from jazz to EDM and they have such a unique style and sound. The brothers, T.J. and Darien have a lot planned for 2018, so be on the lookout for their name […]

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On The Rise: Kiwi

It’s time to introduce you guys to the next featured On The Rise Artist. He goes by the name of Kiwi, and he’s from California. I came across his music this past week on my Instagram feed and felt that he deserved a spot on the site. His style is smooth and fun, and he definitely […]

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On The Rise: Lil Cold

This next On The Rise artist goes by the name of Lil Cold. This first time I heard his music was this past week on Instagram. I noticed as I was listening that I was bobbing my head and getting super hyped as I was listening…so much so that I forgot I was listening to […]

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Earl Sweatshirt’s Father, Keorapetse Kgositsile, Has Died

Keorapetse Kgositsile, former South African poet, activist and father to Earl Sweatshirt has passed away at the age of 79, according to South Africa’s SABC. Kgositsile was an influential member of the African National Congress in the 1960s and 1970s and was inaugurated as South Africa’s National Poet Laureate in 2006. Kgositsile lived in exile in the United […]

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On The Rise: Jahh-Nine

It’s important that I introduce you to this On The Rise artist. Jahh-Nine has been grinding this past year and has developed a very unique sound. He is from Brownsville/Brooklyn, New York and he has been chasing this dream since he was in the 6th grade. I’m so glad I came across his music this […]

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On The Rise: Adversity

It’s not every day you come across an artist on social media with this much talent. On New Year’s Eve, I was scrolling through my Instagram when I came across an artist by the name of Adversity. Brandon Johnson, AKA Adversity, has a very unique style. He prides himself on creating very meaningful songs through […]

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On The Rise: Avo Hendrix

It’s time to introduce you all to another On The Rise artist. This weeks artist is from Alabama and he has a hard trap flow similar to Chief Keef. His name is Avo Hendrix. I came across Avo’s music on my Twitter feed the other day and felt it was only right to reach out […]

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On The Rise: KidFrost

I was scrolling through my Twitter feed the other day looking for new music and new artists and I came across something special. This week’s On the Rise artist is KidFrost. He is from Miami, Florida and has made a name for himself on Soundcloud for his song, “WOKIN.” KidFrost has a very original style and […]

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How Did Apple Lose A Legal Battle Against Italian Clothing Company Named “Steve Jobs”

Italian brothers Vincenzo and Giacomo Barbato has beaten Apple in a long legal battle to call their clothing company “Steve Jobs” and to use a very Apple-inspired logo. In 2012, the Barbartos first decided to use the iconic Apple founder’s name in 2012 when they found out it was never trademarked. As expected, it didn’t take long […]

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On The Rise: E.Diamondz

  This weeks On The Rise artist is from Dallas, Texas. Erin Brown, AKA E.Diamondz is only 15 years old, and he’s been able to gain a massive following on social media racking in 16,000+ followers. How does he do it? E.Diamondz is a rap activist and has a very unique delivery. I came across his […]

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On The Rise: EKASHOUT

  2017 is coming to a close, and MIKE-TV has now featured over 20 upcoming hip-hop artists. Before the year came to a close, I felt it was necessary to squeeze a few more interviews in. The artist I’m about to present is from Southside Queens and describes his style as adventurous and smooth. EKASHOUT […]

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Kendrick Lamar x Nike Cortez Gets A Release Date

  Kendrick Lamar officially joined Nike back in August after a lukewarm partnership with Reebok Classics and earlier last week, we got our first look at Kendrick Lamar’s first venture with the sportswear giant: a retro Cortez runner taking on a Kung Fu Kenny-inspired colorway. Though a red-based Cortez rumored to be a Lamar project surfaced in October, the final official product takes on […]

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