As A Tribe Called Quest performed one last time this past Saturday, opening for Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour at Madison Square Garden. And half way through “Scenario,” Busta Rhymes rushed onto the stage full of energy to say farewell to the crew that gave him his first real shot. So it’s really no surprise to see Q-Tip and Kanye (and Lil’ Wayne) featuring in Busta’s new video “Thank You,” the first track to release from the forthcoming Extinction Level Event 2 (ELE2).
A bulk of the video is a lyrical back-and-forth between the long time collaborators over a sample from the classic club track “I Want To Thank You” by Alicia Myers, with scattered appearances from Mr. West and Weezy. If “Thank You” is any indication of what to expect from ELE2, the 16-year wait for a sequel will be well worth it.
While there’s no scheduled release date for ELE2, Busta and Q-Tip will be releasing an official mixtape titled The Abstract & The Dragon, December 12, 2013.
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Having blessed Yeezus concertgoers this past weekend with a performance alongside longtime collaborators ATCQ, Busta Rhymes takes to the viral world today to release a video treatment to his latest single “Thank You.” Featuring the equally-legendary Q-Tip ‘The Abstract’ with added commentary coming from Kanye West and label mate Lil Wayne, the Alicia Myers-sampled track is matched with a video that enlists some beautiful eye candy as well as a few notable cameos from fellow industry comrades. “Thank You” is expected to appear on Busta’s forthcoming Extinction Level Event 2, due out sometime in 2014.
Nike Soccer has just released episode three of “England Matters” featuring several of the English international side’s biggest names like Wayne Rooney, Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere and Ashley Cole. This latest episode follows the team in the build-up to its victories over Montenegro and Poland. Emerging young talents like Daniel Sturridge and Danny Wellbeck are also featured as the more experienced members of the team discuss the merits of having a team filled with both young and experienced talent. Check out this latest episode now.
Lil Wayne is growing his global presence as he announced his first international partnership with French label wize&ope at the brand’s flagship concept shop in Paris last week. Weezy stated, “My personal style, as well as my everyday lifestyle, has always been about individuality and being open minded, I was drawn to wize&ope because of their amazing design, fresh packaging and their support of individuality. I’m excited to bring wize&ope watches stateside and inspire their future collections.”
Having been founded in 2008 by Victor Louzon and later incorporated by Benjamin Bettane, wize&ope is a company that caters to and is inspired by hip-hop and pop culture, streetwear, and action sports.
Their namesake is drawn from fictional characters “Wize”, an alien visitng our planet looking to experience Earthly culture, and “Ope”, short for open minded, is his companion and guide on his journey. Known primarily for their watch offerings, the brand has started to expand into several other categories including toys, apparel, and sunglasses.
Being a longtime fan of the brand, Wayne took it to the next level by recently becoming a major shareholder in the company in a deal brokered by his managers, Bluerprint Group co-CEOs Cortez Bryant and Gee Roberson, and Efe Ogbeni of World Passport Mgmt. Amongst Wayne’s responsibilities is to act as the Brand Ambassador for their watches when the brand hits stateside in February 2014.
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It’s Weezy F Baby and the F is for forgivable mixtape. Lil Wayne has dropped part five of his Dedication series with DJ Drama and on first listen it appears much better than the tedious Dedication 4. Tunechi is pulling plenty of punchlines on the tracks, which thieve instrumentals from just about every buzz rap song of the last six months, and there’s plenty of fun puns in there, and dumb ones too, like ‘I had a phone in jail, that’s a cell phone’. You can listen to it below via Datpiff.
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Just when you thought the Supra Chimera couldn’t get any madder, Supra done gone and dropped it in cheetah skin! This is the kind of colourway you know was tailor-made for Tunechi, we can see the lil gremlin poppin’ ollies and mollies in these puppies with a big diamond-encrusted smile. The cheetah/black jungle gems, and other members of the Spectre by Supra family, are available at Kith NYC stores and KithNYC.com.
Lil Wayne’s Spectre by Supra range has made some loud noise in not much time. The silhouette is definitely a unique beast, and Supra aren’t about to curb the crazy, with the latest release going all out in Acid Yellow. The spongy SUPRAFOAM midsole ensures a plush ride, but it’s unlikely heads will cop this for comfort – you’ll get it because you want to be seen. The mega high-vis volt colourway means you’re gonna stand out in a crowd (it would be the freshest bike ridin’ Postman safety shoe), while Arctic Blue accents and orange speckling adds even more panache to the piece. This shimmering Chimera is arriving at Supra retailers now and is available online here.
Looks like Lil Wayne was spotted taking in more NBA Playoff action. This time around, Tunechi was in Oracle Arena to watch the Golden State Warriors play host to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference Semis.
Known for his well documented infatuation with the color red, largely due in part to his questionable gang ties, Wayne’s current off the wall style has been noticeably void of his “favorite” color.
Opting for a more subtle approach, Wayne was seen rocking a pair of the upcoming “Toro Bravo” Air Jordan IV’s as he watched the Spurs trump the Warriors on their home floor and head back to the Western Conference Finals yet again.
Check the pics after the jump to see Weezy rocking the “Toro Bravo” Air Jordan IV’s and feel free to share your feelings on his fit in the comments section below.
If you really thought the NBA could stop Lil’ Wayne from taking in some Playoff action live and in the flesh, think again (lol).
After his unforgettable rant about the Miami Heat,his own personal claims of being banned from damn near ever arena in the NBA and ticket disputes with OKC officials, Weezy was spotted sitting court side as he watched the Grizzlies defeat the Thunder in game three of their Western Conference Semi-Final matchup.
Comfortably clad in his Trukfit clothing, Wezzy enjoyed the game while rocking the “Fire Red” Air Jordan V’s that dropped back in January.
Check out the pics of Weezy and feel free to share any thoughts you may have in the comments section below.
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Rapper Lil Wayne and SUPRA team up to produce the “Chimera” sneaker. The shoe features a super-sized heel and midsole panel as well as a hefty padded tongue, making for a unique silhouette. For example, the tonal black edition uses mostly synthetic materials while the grey edition incorporates suede onto its side panels. By far the sleekest of the three, the white and pink edition uses a combination of smooth and pebbled leather. For a closer look at the Chimera and its different styles, check out Sneaker Freaker’s Issue 27 here.
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