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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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TONIGHT: Travis Scott and Quavo Collab Album, Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho

Travis Scott and Migos’ Quavo have announced their long-teased collaborative project Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho will be released tonight. It features cover art done by famed Welsh illustrator Ralph Steadman (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas). Check that out below. Travis Scott’s most recent album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnightwas released last fall. Migos’ Culture was released at the top of 2017. The […]

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On The Rise: Yung Pharaoh

It’s about that time to introduce you to MIKE TV’s newest On The Rise artist, Yung Pharaoh. Yung Pharaoh is fresh out of Louisiana and is currently on tour around the U.S. making a name for himself. I came across his music early last week and what I heard was such a unique sound. It […]

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Youtube To Launch Paid Streaming Service In 2018

According to reports from Bloomberg, the popular video streaming platform will be offering a subscription-based music service this coming March. Rumoured to go by the name “Remix,” the company’s already in talks with Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group. The move is one which is positive for artists and musicians, as YouTube has undergone a long and […]

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Nike Uncovers a Limited Edition Air Force 1 for Cristiano Ronaldo

Following Cristiano Ronaldo and Nike’s “Metallic Gold” iteration of the Air Max 97 is a special new pair of Air Force 1 Lows. The classic sneaker boasts a clean white upper alongside metallic gold accents on the patchwork Swoosh, tongue label, and lace stays. Other highlights include the soccer star’s signature C7 logo on the left heel portion while his signature is […]

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First Look at Nike’s Crocodile Swoosh Air Force 1

  Nike‘s Air Force 1 is enjoying something of a moment right now. Already well established as a footwear staple, fresh collaborations with A-COLD-WALL*, Public School and a full collection of assorted link-ups have cemented 2017 as the silhouette’s year. And, with all that already out there, it seems that another new sneaker has surfaced in Japan. A previously unseen version of […]

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On the Rise: Lil Nick

Its about that time for another On The Rise artist to be featured on MIKE TV. And this one is well deserved. Lil Nick has been singing since the age of 5, and has made a name for himself on social media attracting thousands of listeners with his beautiful voice. Scroll down to check out […]

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Take a Look at Nike’s Collab-Driven AF100 Collection

To mark the 35th anniversary of its Air Force 1 sneaker, Nike recently announced a string of collaborations with an array of designers and creatives. Named AF100, the collection features takes on the silhouette from Don C, Kareem “Biggs” Burke, ACRONYM‘s Errolson Hugh, Travis Scott and Virgil Abloh. Every sneaker in the collection comes in an all-white silhouette, arguably the most iconic colorway of the Air Force 1. […]

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Be The First To Hear Lil Uzi Vert’s New Track, “Clout”

The loose singles from Lil Uzi Vert continue to pour in. This latest offering wasn’t included in his recent batch of singles that arrived in two separate releases — one of which were four new bonus songs that came included on the deluxe version of Luv Is Rage 2. Today, the beloved Philly rapper drops off “Clout.” The frenetic 3-minute banger sees the 4x […]

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On the Rise: RayMoney

      It is my pleasure to introduce you to this weeks featured On The Rise artist. His name is RayMoney, from Silver Spring, Maryland. I first heard Ray yesterday morning on Twitter as I was boarding my flight to Chicago from Dallas, where he was on stage performing with such high energy. He […]

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Bruno Mars Beats Drake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd & More at 2017 AMAs

The 45th Annual American Music Awards took place on November 19 at the Microsoft theater in Los Angeles, California. Broadcasted on ABC and hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, the show featured performances by Selena Gomez, Macklemore, Khalid and more. Winners of the night include the Drake, Kendrick Lamar, DJ Khaled, Beyonce and more. However, the Bruno Mars took home […]

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