Capping off the big weekend in the Big Easy in style, Reebok and Footaction hosted Classics in the Courtyard, a pop-up sneaker customization store and concert on Saturday afternoon right in the heart of Bourbon Street featuring Reebok brand ambassadors Cam’ron, Teyana Taylor, and Curren$y. The three artists took turns performing some of their biggest hits in front of a packed house of fans while wearing iconic Reebok styles like the Club C, Freestyle, and Instapump Fury.
Cam and Teyana have a long history with Reebok, with both artists previously collaborating with Reebok on their own shoes. Today, they were supporting the most iconic Reebok styles, with Cam’ron wearing the Club C, and Teyana rocking bright red Freestyle Hi – a style that Teyana was recently named the face of for 2017 . Matching his seersucker outfit, Curren$y wore a recent local collaboration with Sneaker Politics, the Reebok Instapump Fury OG Seersucker Thursday.
Bringing some Harlem flavor to NOLA, Cam’ron performed some of his biggest hits, including classics “Oh Boy” and “Hey Ma,” while Teyana played and danced on the balcony to some of her biggest hits, including “Maybe”.
Reebok Classic x Footaction “Classics in the Courtyard” was accompanied by a Footaction pop-up store right on Bourbon Street, where fans could purchase a variety of Reebok styles and also customize their own artwork on the silhouettes.
The Reebok Classic Club C is available at Reebok.com and Footaction for $69.99, and the Reebok Freestyle Hi is available at Reebok.com for $69.99.
Photo Credit: Josh Brasted/Getty Images provided by Reebok
They say time heals all wounds and that seems to be the case when it came to the 13-year-old beef between Jay Z and Dipset capo Jim Jones. Last night pictures surfaced of Jim Jones sealing the deal to join Jay Z’s Roc Nation empire.
Sources close the Jim told TMZ that he signed with Jay Z and his “lieutenants”, OG and Ty Ty, and they will be managing all facets Jimmy’s brand that includes music, fashion, acting and more. TMZ caught up with the “We Fly High” rapper today and he broke down how the historic deal came to be.
Jim revealed that he has matured and is more of businessman and he operate off his emotions like he used to when he was younger. He also revealed that he didn’t have a conversation with Jay Z himself yet and that deal was kinda done “like the mob” but it was sanctioned by Jay. It’s clear Jim realized beefs don’t make you money and we can’t be mad at that. Jim even hinted at possible collaborations in the studio.
We are very curious as to how his former friend and Dipset partner Cam’Ron feels about this move? It’s no secret Cam’Ron and Jim’s relationship has been strained and Cam’Ron isn’t no friend of Jay Z.
Well we still gotta congratulate Jim on making a major move for his career, we can’t wait to see what may come from this new venture.
This week, Reebok Classic announces its second collaboration with American hip-hop artist, actor and entrepreneur Cam’ron, with the launch of the Reebok Ventilator Supreme Cam’ron.
The hip-hop artist first teamed up with Reebok Classic earlier this year with his popular take on the Ventilator Supreme which sold out in less than 24 hours. For his latest collaboration with the brand, the resulting sneaker pays tribute to Cam’ron’s signature color, pink, featuring a pink outsole combined with pink camouflage laces and a Dipset logo stamped on the shoe’s heel.
The highly anticipated collaboration drops on Monday, November 28th – transforming our traditional Cyber Monday holiday into Cyber Pink Monday. The Reebok Ventilator Supreme Cam’ron will be available on Reebok.com starting at $159.99.
Love and Hip-Hop NY is back for its seventh yes you heard right seventh season! This season looks to pick up right where the drama left off last season. Yandy makes her triumphant and she is trying to make peace with her husband Mendeecees baby mama for the sake of the kids.
The creep squad composed of Rich Dollaz , Cisco Rosado, Peter Gunz and DJ Self are still together. Things seem to get hectic between Self and Cisco over the contract of Mariahlynn.
Our favorite from last season Cardi B also returns along with her sister Hennessy, yes you read that right her name is Hennessy.
Cardi B is enjoying her newfound fame and has put her marriage plans with felon bae on hold. That doesn’t mean Cardi isn’t out here getting action. Cardi has a thing for her producer Swift Star . We know in the Love and Hip-Hop world no relationship comes without drama. Swift is shooting his shot at Cardi but he also has a girlfriend and she is not here for Cardi B at all.
Cam’ron and Juju make an appearance in the trailer as well, it looks like though Cam is not an official cast member and took to Instagram to clarify that.
Newcomer to the LHHNY scene is Felicia “Snoop” Pearson from the hit HBO series The Wire. She looks to be battling some insecurity issues with her girlfriend after she watches a video with Snoop and our FLY gal Sofi Green hanging out. Also new to the Love and Hip-Hop universe is Hot 97’s own DJ Drewski. It seems Yandy’s young protege Bianca has eyes from the blue-eyed record spinner bu his girlfriend has something to say about that.
Original cast member Kimbella returns to the Love and Hip-Hop franchise with her boo Juelz Sanatana. Juelz wants his girl to make things right with Yandy but is it too late for all of that?
Last not but not least Remy Ma and Papoose return for another season. Papoose is on a mission to knock up Remy and at the same time they have to mentor their two oldest kids whom also want to tackle the music industry.
*Bonus* hit the next page to see the first 6 minutes of season 7 of Love and Hip-Hop NY.
Haddy Racks is back with the second installment of his visual mixtape series, #Mixtagram v.2 No Cuffin Season. Comprised of seven one-minute visuals of Racks’ freestyles over classics from the likes of 50 Cent, Nas, Jadakiss, Tupac and Cam’ron, the project debuted on the Bronx songwriter’s IG account, and we now have the clips for you on YouTube as well.
02:1 – Why (Jadakiss “Why”)
02:2 – Say a Prayer (Nas “Stillmatic”)
02:3 – Power (50 Cent “Position of Power”)
02:4 – Bro (Cam’ron “Losin Weight Pt 2”)
02:5 – Forever (Jhene Aiko “The Worst”)
02:6 – Brenda’s Revenge (Tupac “Brenda’s Got a Baby”)
Bronx songwriter Haddy Racks put a fresh spin on viral music recently with his #Mixtagram Volume 1 visual mixtape, which dropped on his IG at instagram.com/HaddyRacks.
The original seven-video series follows Haddy Racks around NYC as he freestyles to beats from Nas, Tupac, Mary J Blige, Amerie and Cam’ron, as well as his applauded entry into Monica‘s “So Gone Challenge.”
Check out the IG videos and get the audio version below.
Reebok, Allen Iverson and Jadakiss have had a long and colorful history together. In 2001, the three parties came together to shoot a game-changing commercial for Iverson’s Answer V sneaker launch. Shot entirely in black-and-white, Jadakiss penned an original song for the commercial, which showed Iverson displaying his basketball skills while Jadakiss rapped along in beat to Iverson’s performance, cementing Reebok as the first brand to truly fuse hip-hop with the sportswear industry.
The classic ad further emphasized Iverson’s place in hip-hop culture and has become one of the most iconic sneaker commercials ever, and also began a relationship between Reebok and Jadakiss that continues today with the all-new Question Mid “A5”.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Question Mid this year, Reebok has created the new Question Mid “A5,” which is inspired by the OG Answer V sneaker, with a tumbled black leather and ballistic nylon upper accented by reflective silver piping and toe cap. Hits of translucent red adorn the sole as well as a distinctive red Question logo at the collar and “Y” and “O” on either heel which represent Jada’s hometown of Yonkers.
Recently in Harlem, NYC, Reebok Classic visited the famed Rucker Park for the Entertainment Basketball Classic to launch the Question Mid EBC and A5 sneakers as part of the iconic Question Mid’s 20th anniversary this year.
The one and only Cam’ron was on site to support the Question Mid EBC, which was inspired by Allen Iverson’s first appearance at Rucker Park in 1996. Jadakiss was also on-site supporting the new Question Mid A5 sneaker, which was inspired by the original Answer V sneaker in 2001 where Jadakiss starred in the now famous Reebok commercial in 2001 when he rapped alongside Allen Iverson. Jahlil Beats as well as Sway Calloway were also on-site to support the Question Mid launches.
Cam’ron and Jadakiss met with a heated throng of fans on site and watched the All-Star EBC game from the sidelines where one team wore the Question Mid A5 and the other wore the EBC style for a true head-to-head match up.
The Question Mid EBC launches today at retailers nationwide and the Question Mid A5 will launch next Friday, August 15th.
QUESTION MID EBC:
Like many basketball legends starting out in their careers, Allen Iverson visited the legendary Rucker Park in Harlem, New York City to play an exhibition game. A week before being selected as the #1 pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, Iverson went to Rucker Park on a hot summer night in June 18th, 1996 for the Entertainer’s Basketball Classic (EBC) and brought his electrifying mastery of the court to life to a crowd of fans that overflowed the park. Largely credited with introducing his version of street ball to the larger basketball community, Iverson wowed everyone with his bombastic, unapologetic style of play that he would hone throughout his career.
To commemorate Iverson’s historic appearance at Rucker Park, Reebok Classic teamed up with the EBC program’s founder Greg Marius for the Reebok Question Mid EBC. The style pays homage to the color scheme that Iverson wore that evening, with an upper made of jersey mesh, gold suede and navy leather. The words “Standing Room Only” replaces the Question logo at the collar of each shoe, referencing the packed fans that night at Rucker Park.
The Reebok Question Mid EBC will be available for $139.99 on Friday, August 5th, at retailers including Reebok.com, Jimmy Jazz, Footaction, Finish Line and Champs.
QUESTION MID A5:
Allen Iverson, Jadakiss and Reebok have had a long and colorful history together. In 2001, the three parties came together to shoot a game-changing commercial for Iverson’s A5 sneaker launch that year. Shot entirely in black-and-white, Jadakiss penned an original song for the commercial, which showed Iverson displaying his infamous skills while Jadakiss rapped along in beat to Iverson’s performance, cementing Reebok as the first brand to truly fuse hip-hop with the sportswear industry.
To commemorate this historic moment, the Question Mid “A5” takes color inspiration from the OG A5 sneaker, with a sleek black leather and mesh upper accented by reflective grey piping and toe box. Hits of red adorn the sole with a distinctive red Question logo at the collar and a Roman numeral “V” logo at the heel.
The Reebok Question “A5” will be available for $139.99 on Friday, August 12th, at retailers including Reebok.com, Jimmy Jazz, Footaction, Finish Line and Champs.
Like they never even left! Back in the early 2000’s, Hip Hop embraced alcohol as its right hand in visual marketing, Hpnotiq was authentically among the beginning steps of a movement. Featured in several videos, events etc. Hpnotiq found its way to take the game by storm!
Family of the Fly People, Yummy Bingham and Nyce Hitz are thrilled to announce the release of the latest single “Hard To Love” from Bingham herself. The official track is available on all online music stores today, April 20th, 2015.
Hard To Love is just in time for the warm weather. The single gives you a Soul, Trap and a 90’s feel. Last year, the established singer-songwriter blessed us with her vocals on “So Bad” along side Cam’ron and Nicki Minaj but this is Yummy’s first official release since her mixtape No Artificial Flavorz, which was released in January of 2014.
The duo, Bingham and Hitz continue to work together as they are currently in the studio working diligently on Bingham’s project, as well as, several projects for other artists as well.