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Hypebeast Alert: A New Coach x BAPE Collaboration Is Here [Photos]

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Coach / BAPE / Coach / BAPE If you thought monogram season was behind us, think again. Coach has unveiled a new capsule with BAPE. Source: Coach / BAPE / Coach / BAPE As spotted on High Snobiety the American luxury design house is taking things to the streets with their newest drop. Their second collection with the iconic streetwear brand meshes both of their signature marks quite nicely. Celebrating the shared optimistic and authentic attitude of their hometowns, New York and Tokyo, the collection of ready-to-wear, leather goods, footwear and accessories combines BAPE’s authority in streetwear with Coach’s legacy of craftsmanship. To bring the pieces to life Coach has enlisted the talents of Cordae’, Meg Thee Stallion, Michael B. Jordan and Selena G...

Legit President Barack Obama Joins NBA Africa As Strategic Partner

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: ImageCatcher News Service / Getty President Barack Obama continues to live his best life after his run leading the free world. The famed basketball fan has joined NBA Africa as a strategic partner with plans to engage Africa’s youth. On Tuesday, July 27, after several years of planning, the NBA announced that Obama was brought on board to “help advance the league’s social responsibility efforts across the continent.” This will be done via “programs and partnerships” that will be focused on creating more support for “gender equality and economic inclusion.” Sounds like a win to us. Also, Obama has secured the bag since he will also be receiving a small equity stake in the new venture. But before the conservatives get their panties in a bunch, President 44 ...

Tory Lanez’s Rolling Loud Miami Cameo Possibly Violated Restraining Order To Stay Away From Megan Thee Stallion

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Jason Koerner / Getty Tory Lanez unwelcomed cameo at Rona Loud, oops, we mean Rolling Loud, might come back to haunt him. TMZ exclusively reports that DaBaby’s bringing out Canadian varmint Tory Lanez might have been a direct violation of the restraining order a judge issued against him after allegedly shot Megan Thee Stallion in the foot. Rolling Loud sources told the celebrity gossip site Thee Stallion, and her team was not happy about DaBaby bringing Lanez out right after her performance. Per TMZ: Tory’s accused of shooting Megan in the foot last summer, and Rolling Loud sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … she and her team at the festival were very upset about him appearing on stage with DaBaby less than an hour after she finished her se...

Still The GOAT: Simone Biles Will Not Participate In Individual All-Around Gymnastics Final #SimoneBiles

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: NurPhoto / Getty Simone Biles has done more in her 24 years on Earth than nearly any of her critics and detractors, so when you see pundits and others critiquing her decision to step away from completion, ignore them. The peanut gallery will undoubtedly have much more to say after Biles stepped down from participating in the individual all-around gymnastics finals at the Tokyo Olympics but most are siding with the Texas native’s decision to prioritize her mental health. Biles found herself faced with immense pressure as she and the rest of the Team USA women’s gymnastics team entered the games with high expectations of dominating their events. While TEAM USA did notch a silver medal in the team competition, Biles stepped down from the events after exhibit...

Young Thug Taps Inner Rock Star with ‘Tiny Desk’ Performance

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Rich Fury / Getty Young Thug has always claimed his Rock star status, but with his recent performance for ‘Tiny Desk’ fans got to see the status turn to reality. Joined by a full band, performing in front of the gardens of the Houdini Estate in Los Angeles, Thugger played a set of new songs: “Die Slow,” “Droppin Jewels,” “Hate the Game,” and “Tick Tock.” For the last song, the band was joined by legendary Blink182 drummer, Travis Barker, to perform an alternative “Ski.” Earlier this year, Young Thug released Slime Language 2—a new collection of music featuring Gunna and the Young Stoner Life collective. For the last decade, the world of rap has lived, learned and been liberated while under the influence of Young Thug. His contorted cadence, visionary fash...

Slow Moonwalk: DaBaby Delivers Late Apology For Rolling Loud Miami Homophobia

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Rich Fury / Getty DaBaby is belatedly walking back his bizarre rant that veered into homophobia and caused a fan to throw a shoe that he made during his set at Rolling Loud Miami this past Sunday (July 25). The “Suge” rapper took to Twitter on Tuesday (July 27) to issue an apology for his comments stating, “Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody. So my apologies.” The video of his set caught the rapper saying, “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases, that’ll make you die in two to three weeks, then put your cellphone lighter up… Fellas, if you ain’t sucking d–k in the parking l...

HHW Gaming: Sony Has Moved 10 Million PlayStation 5’s Since Its Debut

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: sony press / Sony press The PlayStation 5 took the gaming world by storm late last year, and even though getting your hands on a pair was as tough as getting a pair of kicks on the Nike SNKRS app, Sony has moved quite an impressive amount of units since its release last November. The Verge is reporting that though Sony’s latest console still remains as scarce out on these streets like a pair of OG retro Jordans, Sony was still able to bump off more than 10 million consoles these past few months. Lowkey feels like only a few hundred thousand units have been made available worldwide, but okay, not bad. The massive sales are making the PS5 the fastest-selling videogame system in Sony’s history and had it not been for a global chip shortage. The console would...

MF DOOM To Be Honored With Street Naming Ceremony In Long Island This Weekend

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: C Brandon / Getty MF DOOM is sadly no longer with us in physical form, but his presence in Hip-Hop music and culture is still as present as its been for the past two decades and more. This coming weekend, the late, great metal-faced “Supervillain” will forever be immortalized via a street naming ceremony in Long Island, N.Y. this coming weekend. Dr. Patrick C. Graham, a former high school classmate of the rapper born Daniel Dumile, spearheaded a Change.org petition to lobby the Long Beach City Council to introduce the idea of implementing a street name change to honor MF DOOM, and all month long, it’s been debated how that would read in its final form. The council announced that KMD – MF DOOM Way will replace East Hudson Street, between Long Beach Bouleva...

And You Say Chi-City: Common Regrets Not Making A Third Album With Kanye West [Video]

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Sakura/WENN.com / WENN Even though he has a couple of classics under his belt, Common wishes he could have done things differently. During a recent interview he revealed he regrets not making a third album with Kanye West. As spotted on Complex the Chicago native recently talked to Andrew Barber on The Coda Collection. While the two discussed a myriad of topics regarding his storied career, one talk track stood out immediately to fans and media outlets alike. When reminiscing about his lengthy discography he admitted that he would have loved to make another album with Yeezy. “If there’s anything that I sometimes wish is I wished I would have did a third one with Kanye,” he explained. “I will say that. It’s very red, I’d be like, ‘Man, I should’v...

Costa Rican Gymnast Luciana Alvarado Cleverly Included BLM Tribute In Her Olympic Routine

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: LUIS ROBAYO / Getty Big ups to this Costa Rican gymnast for putting Black Lives Matter on the world stage. Costa Rican gymnast Luciana Alvarado showed her support for the BLM movement during the Tokyo Olympics. Alvarado ended her floor routine, taking a knee and raising her fist into the air, a clear indication of standing in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Speaking with GymCastic live blog, the 18-year-old gymnast said that she and her cousin incorporate the gesture into their routines. “My cousin and I, we both do it in our routines,” Alvarado revealed. “And I feel like if you do something that brings everyone together, you see that here, like ‘Yes, you’re one of mine, you understand things; the importance of everyone treated with respect and d...

Already: Bun B To Open Trill Burgers Restaurant In Houston

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Johnny Nunez / Getty Bun B is about to boss up in his hometown in a major way. The Rap icon is set to open up his own burger joint in Houston this summer. The founding member of UGK is taking his talents to the food service industry. According to Eater he will advance his passion for America’s favorite sandwich and give it his own twist with Trill Burgers. He made the formal announcement on his official Instagram account. “For years I’ve been fascinated with the culinary scene, trying to find the best entry point for me. Today I can say I’ve found it. Join me in welcoming @trillburgers to the world!” he wrote. “Follow us for more info on our next pop ups and watch as we take you on the burger ride of your life! Brick and mortar coming soon!” The man ...

HHW Gaming: Krispy Kreme Selling Xbox-Themed Doughnuts To Celebrate 20 Years of Xbox

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Krispy Kreme / Xbox Finding an Xbox Series X or S is still harder than the most difficult level in any video game, but Krispy Kreme is giving you a chance to get your hands on the console and munch on some tasty treats. To celebrate 20 years of Xbox, Krispy Kreme is teaming up with Microsoft to offer gamers/doughnut lovers across the pond and a pretty sweet and delicious opportunity. Between August 2nd and August 22nd, Krispy Kreme will be offering an Xbox-themed doughnut called the Nexus Level, and it will be sold at Krispy Kreme stores, cabinets, and online across the UK and Ireland. While the Nexus Level Doughnut won’t feature the teraflops and other components that make Xbox’s next-gen consoles powerful, it could help you secure one. Krispy Kreme anno...