The retro release of the Air Jordan 8 “Playoffs” marks the return of a sneaker that would have no Nike branding on it whatsoever when it was delivered – with chief Jumpman brand architect Tinker Hatfield insisting that Michael Jordan’s own logo could carry the success of the shoe without the Swoosh.
Additionally, the black/black/true red colorway was part of an official tradition/rule for the Bulls where players were only allowed to wear black shoes during the playoffs. True Jumpman enthusiasts can thank their winning traditions for the various dark colorways we’d come to enjoy over the years. Look for this latest retro via Jordan Brand accounts on June 29, priced at $160 USD.
M.I.A. makes her return to with her new single called Bring The Noize. M.I.A. is currently working on her new album Matangi, which does not have a release date.
Drake graces the cover of GQ Magazine once again, this time appearing on the July 2013 issue. For the cover story, he sits down with Michael Paterniti to talk about his new album Nothing Was The Same, Chris Brown, Rihanna, sex, Started From The Bottom and more.
“This is my fucking moment to say if I wanted to rap all the time, really rap, I would, but I also love to make music. I’ll do this for you right now. But it’s for me, too. It’s my story…I’m trying to get back to that kid in the basement. To say what he has to say. And I’m trying to make it last. I ain’t gonna lie: I want to be the one you listen to all summer.”
He also talked about his issues with Chris Brown and said:
“I hear he has everything he could want now. I don’t want my name to be synonymous with that guy’s name. I really don’t. I wish we could sit down just like you and me are right now, and talk it out man-to-man. But that’s not going to happen. I’m not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I’m not going to back down. If I think about it too much, I feel it wrapping around my foot, like I get a feeling it could end really badly…Like, it gets really dark.”
The Porsche Go-Kart features a sturdy metal frame and the pneumatic air filled tires. The Go-Kart has the ability to pedal both forward and backwards. It also features a coaster braking system.
The Porsche Go-Kart is exclusively sold through your local authorized Porsche Center. Cost is $900 – making it the least expensive Porsche you will ever purchase. It will, however, make your child the coolest kid in the neighborhood.
Facebook will reportedly be adding Vine-like, short video clips to its Instagram servicelater this month. This follows an important cross-over moment — earlier in June, Vine surpassedInstagram in Twitter shares. But perhaps even more worryingly, Vine has become the fastest growing top iOS app in America measured by engagement. According to Onavo Insights, Vine has tripled its monthly engagement to 10.7% of all iPhone owners in just a few months. Instagram remains far ahead with 35.5%, but it’s engagement growth has slowed to a crawl.
This could be a pivotal moment in the obscure and potentially highly annoying art of posting seven-second stop motion video clips of people re-enacting the Siege of Gondor on their coffee tables. A Facebook/Instagram entry would inevitably mean an avalanche of media coverage, boosting the public awareness of this type of app.
Vine is hot in America and a small group of countries with highly developed hipster communities, including New Zealand and Norway. But its global reach is narrow compared to Instagram’s universal appeal. The rapid Vine-cloning of Instagram might give it a shot at popularizing the short-form video in many major markets before the true pioneer has the chance to do so. Alternatively, this move could boost Vine as it elevates its status in the global tech media.
In either case, this is going to be a fascinating race — and it may turn out to be a substantial boon for Twitter, which benefits from new forms of content feeding its endless hunger for novelty