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  • newA$AP Rocky Says His Rita Ora Diss Was “Tasteless”

    A$AP Rocky Says His Rita Ora Diss Was “Tasteless”

    A$AP Rocky made headlines in May, following the release of a song that revealed a sexual relationship with Rita Ora. On the song "Better Things," off his sophomore album At.Long.Last.A$AP, he raps: "I swear that bitch Rita Ora got a big mouth / Next…
    - 15 hours ago, 5 Jul 15, 12:45pm -
  • newSignature Hot Dog Toppings Across America

    Signature Hot Dog Toppings Across America

    The hot dog is essential summer food of American culture. It's also enjoyed in a variety of ways across the country. In celebration of Independence Day, Mashable offers up this visual, breaking down signature hot dog recipes, ranging from New York to…
    - 17 hours ago, 5 Jul 15, 11:24am -
  • newNikeLab Classic Cortez “Big Tooth”

    NikeLab Classic Cortez “Big Tooth”

    NikeLab offers up an updated version of the classic Cotez, dubbed Classic Cortez "Big Tooth." The model merges classic and contemporary, featuring perforated neoprene upper that is matched with suede accents and completed with the iconic Swoosh at th…
    - 17 hours ago, 5 Jul 15, 11:16am -
  • newAir Jordan 11Lab4 “University Red”

    Air Jordan 11Lab4 “University Red”

    Following the release of the initial black colorway, the Air Jordan 11Lab4 returns in "University Red." Released as part of the Air Jordan Element Series, which fuses multiple Jordan silhouettes, the shoe boasts the iconic patent leather from the Air…
    - 17 hours ago, 5 Jul 15, 10:46am -
  • newA Bathing Ape Type 2 BAPEX Watch

    A Bathing Ape Type 2 BAPEX Watch

    Streetwear label, A Bathing Ape, releases their new Type 2 BAPEX watch in yellow gold. The timepiece is modeled after Rolex's Submariner model, and comes in yellow gold, with two face colorways. The A Bathing Ape Type 2 BAPEX Watch releases this mon…
    - 18 hours ago, 5 Jul 15, 10:00am -
  • Meek Mill & Nicki Minaj Respond To Joe Budden Criticizing Their Relationship

    Meek Mill & Nicki Minaj Respond To Joe Budden Criticizing Their Relationship

    Things got a little heated between Joe Budden and Meek Mill early Saturday morning (July 4), when the MMG rapper responded to Joe's recent comments about his relationship with Nicki Minaj. If you're not following, Budden offered his opinion on Meek's…
    - 2 days ago, 4 Jul 15, 4:10pm -
  • LaMarcus Aldridge Decides To Join Spurs On $80 Million Deal

    LaMarcus Aldridge Decides To Join Spurs On $80 Million Deal

    After meeting with multiple teams, free agent LaMarcus Aldridge has made his decision -- to sign with the San Antonio Spurs. The 29-year-old All-Star, who turns 30 this month, has agreed to a four-year maximum contract with San Antonio, worth more th…
    - 2 days ago, 4 Jul 15, 1:30pm -
  • Dr. Dre Launches “The Pharmacy” Radio Show On Apple Music

    Dr. Dre Launches “The Pharmacy” Radio Show On Apple Music


    - 2 days ago, 4 Jul 15, 10:17am -
  • Microsoft Unveils New “Minecraft” For Windows 10

    Microsoft Unveils New “Minecraft” For Windows 10

    A beta version of the popular block-building game Minecraft will launch on Windows 10 later this month, Microsoft and game creators Mojang announced Saturday (July 4). The Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition will not replace current versions of the game, b…
    - 2 days ago, 4 Jul 15, 10:01am -
  • Nike Dunk High Premium SB “Familia”

    Nike Dunk High Premium SB “Familia”

    Nike SB links up with Minneapolis-based skateshop Familia for what the brand says is a "modern folk tale via footwear." For the collaborative shoe, the Familia crew delve into their midwestern heritage and reconnect with a beloved childhood yarn. Pau…
    - 2 days ago, 4 Jul 15, 9:50am -

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  • newVideo: Meek Mill ft. Future – Jump Out The Face

    Video: Meek Mill ft. Future – Jump Out The Face

    Meek Mill and Future get together to shoot a video for their track “Jump Out The Face”. DWMTM in stores now. Previously: Meek Mill – 5 Fingers of Death Freestyle (Video)
    - 12 hours ago, 5 Jul 15, 4:24pm -
  • Young Thug – Paradise

    Young Thug – Paradise

    With his Slime Season mixtape being pushed back, Young Thug decide to release a new record called “Paradise”. Previously: Young Thug – Money (Prod. By London On The Track)
    - 1 day ago, 5 Jul 15, 12:19am -
  • Vado – I’m Up (Remix)

    Vado – I’m Up (Remix)

    . Vado drops his own remix of Omarion’s single “Im Up”. Previously: Vado – Reservoir Dogs (Video)
    - 1 day ago, 5 Jul 15, 12:18am -
  • OG Maco – Bless Me

    OG Maco – Bless Me

    Produced by Phresh Produce. Previously: OG Maco – XXL Freshmen Freestyle (Video)
    - 2 days ago, 4 Jul 15, 12:59pm -
  • Jay Rock – Gumbo

    Jay Rock – Gumbo

    Jay Rock takes to Spotify to premiere his latest track “Gumbo”. New album drops soon. Previously: Jay Rock – Money Trees Deuce (Video)
    - 2 days ago, 4 Jul 15, 11:42am -
  • The Game ft. Migos – Everybody On The Floor

    The Game ft. Migos – Everybody On The Floor

    Off The Game’s forthcoming LP, The Documentary 2, arriving later this summer. Previously: The Game ft. Drake – 100
    - 2 days ago, 4 Jul 15, 12:47am -
  • Lil Wayne – Free Weezy Album

    Lil Wayne – Free Weezy Album

    Lil Wayne kicks off the Fourth of July weekend with his Free Weezy Album, as promised. The 15-track project—featuring guest appearances from Wiz Khalifa, Jeezy, Euro, Cory Gunz, and more—is available to steam on TIDAL if you’re a subscriber or…
    - 2 days ago, 4 Jul 15, 12:42am -
  • Young Lito – I’m Ready Freestyle

    Young Lito – I’m Ready Freestyle

    BSB’s Young Lito makes his return with a freestyle over Dipset’s “Im Ready”. Previously: Young Lito – If I Ruled The World Freestyle
    - 3 days ago, 3 Jul 15, 2:16pm -
  • Your Old Droog – We Don’t Know You

    Your Old Droog – We Don’t Know You

    Off Droog’s forthcoming EP, The Nicest, out July 17. Pre-order the EP on iTunes now. Previously: Maticulous ft. Your Old Droog – Stellar Intro
    - 3 days ago, 3 Jul 15, 1:27pm -
  • Video: King Mean ft. NEMS – Welcome

    Video: King Mean ft. NEMS – Welcome

    Gorilla NEMS and King Mean of BKLYN Stickup connect for a new visual for their collaboration “Welcome”, which appears on both the new Planet of The Apes: Wind EP from the former and Mean’s Trip Through the Mind project. Previously: NEMS – Pla…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Jul 15, 1:19pm -

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  • newPitbull & Chris Brown Bring the “Fun” to Miami in Music Video

    Pitbull & Chris Brown Bring the “Fun” to Miami in Music Video

    Pitbull and Chris Brown turn up and bring the “F-U-N, FUN!” to South Beach in the lively video for their single “Fun,” which comes straight from Pitbull’s latest album Globalization. The Gil-Green directed clip premiered last month on Vevo,…
    - 26 mins ago, 6 Jul 15, 3:47am -
  • newMusic Video: Vic Mensa ft. Kanye West – “U Mad”

    Music Video: Vic Mensa ft. Kanye West – “U Mad”

    Oh you mad, huh? Vic Mensa and Kanye West came through with release of the music the video for their new single “U Mad.” Released June 9th on Vevo and directed by Grant Singer, the video sees Mensa spitting his bars while in a straitjacket as he…
    - 1 hour ago, 6 Jul 15, 3:06am -
  • newMusic Video: Casey Veggies ft. Dej Loaf – “Tied Up”

    Music Video: Casey Veggies ft. Dej Loaf – “Tied Up”

    Hip Hop newcomers Casey Veggies and Dej Loaf team up in the video for their collaboration single “Tied Up,” which debuted on Vevo on June 9th 2015. Tied Up” follows “Backflip” as the next single from Casey Veggies’ debut studio album Live…
    - 1 hour ago, 6 Jul 15, 2:45am -
  • Watch “Braxton Family Values” Season 4 Episode 17

    Watch “Braxton Family Values” Season 4 Episode 17

    “Braxton Family Values” Season 4 Episode 17 aired on WeTV Thursday night (Jul 2). Via WeTV.com: Traci’s behavior in Miami concerns the family, and Toni confronts Traci about drinking. Traci is angry that she always supports her sisters but they…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Jul 15, 12:32pm -
  • Baby Mama Drama: Chris Brown Seeking to Establish Paternity of Daughter Royalty

    Baby Mama Drama: Chris Brown Seeking to Establish Paternity of Daughter Royalty

    Sh*t just got real. Chris Brown is tired of playing games with his baby mama Nia Guzman and he’s filing legal documents to establish paternity for his 1-year-old daughter Royalty. According to TMZ, Chris and Guzman have been at war for months over…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 1:22pm -
  • Young Money Rapper Flow Arrested for Double Murder

    Young Money Rapper Flow Arrested for Double Murder

    Young Money rapper Flow (real name: Widner Degruy) was arrested Wednesday (Jul 1) in connection with the murder of two brothers in New Orleans. Kendred and Kendrick Bishop were found fatally gunned down in their car on Memorial Day (May 25). Degruy w…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 1:03pm -
  • Big Sean’s “Play No Games” Video (ft. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign) Pays Homage to “Martin”

    Big Sean’s “Play No Games” Video (ft. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign) Pays Homage to “Martin”

    Big Sean‘s music video for his latest single “Play No Games,” featuring Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign, may be his best video yet. The video, directed by Mike Carson, creatively pays homage to the classic 1992 TV sitcom “Martin,” which is some…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 12:52pm -
  • NeNe Leakes Says She’s Done with “Real Housewives of Atlanta” FOR GOOD

    NeNe Leakes Says She’s Done with “Real Housewives of Atlanta” FOR GOOD

    NeNe Leakes announced earlier this week (via People) that she will no longer be appearing on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” after nearly eight “drama-filled” years. The 48-year-old — who is the only original cast member and became f…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 11:55am -
  • Tyga’s “The Gold Album” Only Sold 2,200 Copies Its First Week Out

    Tyga’s “The Gold Album” Only Sold 2,200 Copies Its First Week Out

    Tyga isn’t really bothered by his fourth studio album ‘The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty’ being a total flop. Yesterday, Complex reported on Tyga’s album (executive produced by Kanye West) only selling 2,200 copies in it’s first week according…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 10:49am -
  • Watch “Sisterhood of Hip Hop” Season 2 Episode 4

    Watch “Sisterhood of Hip Hop” Season 2 Episode 4

    “Sisterhood of Hip Hop” Season 2 Episode 4 aired on Oxygen Tuesday night (Jun 30). Via Oxygen.com: Nyemiah is nervous about her sound and gets advice from Irv Gotti. Brianna finally has a breakthrough in the studio. Diamond is focused on promotin…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 10:28am -
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  • Lil Wayne Drops New ‘Free Weezy Album’

    Lil Wayne Drops New ‘Free Weezy Album’

    Staying true to this promise, Lil Wayne kicks off the Fourth of July weekend with his highly anticipated Free Weezy Album, exclusively on Tidal. Featuring 15 brand new tracks from Lil Tunechi, the Free Weezy Album includes guest spots from Wiz Khalif…
    - 2 days ago, 4 Jul 15, 8:33am -
  • Today in Hip-Hop: R.I.P Mausberg

    Today in Hip-Hop: R.I.P Mausberg

    On this day, July 4, in hip-hop history… 2000: On July 4, 2000, up and coming Compton rapper Johnny “Mausberg” Burns was murdered. Today, July 4, 2015, marks fifteen years since his untimely death. As a young affiliate of DJ Quik, Mausberg rose…
    - 2 days ago, 4 Jul 15, 8:00am -
  • Chris Brown Calls Out His Daughter’s Grandmother on Instagram
    #ChrisBrown vs Nia's Mother! #ClapBackSeason!! C.c. @balleralert A photo posted by The Shade Room (@theshaderoominc) on Jul 3, 2015 at 8:14am PDT Chris Brown is currently in a custody battle with the mother of his daughter, Nia Guzman, and the disput…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Jul 15, 2:48pm -
  • The Break Presents: Chaz French

    The Break Presents: Chaz French

    Photo Credit: Steve Lucero Coming up under fellow D.C. rapper and 2015 XXL Freshman GoldLink, Chaz French is a newcomer to pay attention to. Exhibiting ferocious yet fun stage presence and lyricism to back it up, the young upstart is the type of arti…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Jul 15, 2:25pm -
  • Listen to DeJ Loaf and Big Sean, “Back Up”

    Listen to DeJ Loaf and Big Sean, “Back Up”

    Detroit natives DeJ Loaf and Big Sean hop on the beat together for “Back Up.” Featuring an 808-heavy beat that has DJ Mustard’s fingerprints all over it, Sean and Loaf trade verses on a track that has tons of club and radio appeal. DeJ is provi…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Jul 15, 1:44pm -

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  • newMissy Elliott Sets The Stage Ablaze At The 2015 Essence Music Festival
    Last year, the legendary Missy Elliott made an incredible comeback at Super Bowl XLIX, where she performed many of her smash hits during Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime set. As a result, Missy saw a 2500% sales increase for her previously released…
    - 8 hours ago, 5 Jul 15, 7:56pm -
  • newCivil Selects: D.DiYari, Willy Gonza, Supreme Ace & More
    Well hip-hop, another week is in the books and what a week it was. Meek Mill dropped his highly anticipated new album Dreams Worth More Than Money (as well as his #BikeLife app), Apple Music was launched and a ton of excellent exclusives came with it…
    - 9 hours ago, 5 Jul 15, 7:29pm -
  • newNew Video: Meek Mill feat. Future – ‘Jump Out The Face’
    Meek Mill won’t let up! After taking the number 1 album spot this upcoming week with his latest offering Dreams Worth More Than Money that sold roughly 200,000 units in the first week, Meek returns with the album’s first visual, the standout trac…
    - 11 hours ago, 5 Jul 15, 5:12pm -
  • newDrake Teases ‘Energy’ Music Video
    “Energy” was one of many hot songs that came from Drake‘s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late mixtape. It seems like it’s been so long since it came out that fans thought Drake would’ve dropped a video or two by now. Well, don’t ge…
    - 11 hours ago, 5 Jul 15, 4:52pm -
  • newJoey Bada$$ Wants Unity for New York Hip Hop
    Everyone knows how competitive the hip hop industry can be. Each artist wants to be better than the last. While all that is understandable, Joey Bada$$ feels the need to be great is causing a negative separation in the New York hip hop community. The…
    - 13 hours ago, 5 Jul 15, 3:15pm -

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  • Ratings: Stalwarts of Summer
    Scripted shows are really struggling out there this summer. I can’t say the reality shows are doing tremendously better but they are faring better. So, while it seems like there aren’t anymore mega-hit summer shows, there are shows that seem to c…
    - 1 day ago, 4 Jul 15, 8:41pm -
  • Ratings: Seat Fillers
    Basically the news of the week is that NBC finally came to their senses and canceled Hannibal. However, it seems like right now they want to try to air the remaining episodes for this season. That may change if those ratings drop any more. June 16th-…
    - 12 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 4:28pm -
  • Ratings: Standing Taller
    Leave it to Game of Thrones to partially set another record again on Sunday. June 9th-15th Broadcast Shows: America’s Got Talent- 10.44 million (2.3) Masterchef- 4.83 million (1.5) So You Think You Can Dance- 4.27 million (1.3) Hell’s Kitchen (Fi…
    - 19 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 4:26pm -
  • Ratings: Sneaking Suspicion
    I didn’t know this show was coming back last week but I guess at this point it doesn’t matter because this is the last season for The Game anyway. June 2nd-8th Broadcast Shows: America’s Got Talent- 10.84 million (2.4) Masterchef- 4.70 million…
    - 26 days ago, 9 Jun 15, 4:48pm -
  • Ratings: Scratching the Surface
    I haven’t been concentrating too hard on ratings lately. Stuff came up and I’ve had a project with a really tight deadline that I needed to finish (The project if you’re curious is another book). Luckily, it’s summer so these ratings lists ar…
    - 33 days ago, 2 Jun 15, 5:07pm -
  • June 2015 Television Premiere Dates
    I never got a chance of posting a list last month and I’m not sure there were enough shows worth posting anyway. There are quite a few shows coming this month with several premieres occurring this week. Monday, June 1st- So You Think You Can Dance…
    - 35 days ago, 1 Jun 15, 1:53pm -

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  • newPitbull & Chris Brown Bring the “Fun” to Miami in Music Video

    Pitbull & Chris Brown Bring the “Fun” to Miami in Music Video

    Pitbull and Chris Brown turn up and bring the “F-U-N, FUN!” to South Beach in the lively video for their single “Fun,” which comes straight from Pitbull’s latest album Globalization. The Gil-Green directed clip premiered last month on Vevo,…
    - 26 mins ago, 6 Jul 15, 3:47am -
  • newMusic Video: Vic Mensa ft. Kanye West – “U Mad”

    Music Video: Vic Mensa ft. Kanye West – “U Mad”

    Oh you mad, huh? Vic Mensa and Kanye West came through with release of the music the video for their new single “U Mad.” Released June 9th on Vevo and directed by Grant Singer, the video sees Mensa spitting his bars while in a straitjacket as he…
    - 1 hour ago, 6 Jul 15, 3:06am -
  • newMusic Video: Casey Veggies ft. Dej Loaf – “Tied Up”

    Music Video: Casey Veggies ft. Dej Loaf – “Tied Up”

    Hip Hop newcomers Casey Veggies and Dej Loaf team up in the video for their collaboration single “Tied Up,” which debuted on Vevo on June 9th 2015. Tied Up” follows “Backflip” as the next single from Casey Veggies’ debut studio album Live…
    - 1 hour ago, 6 Jul 15, 2:45am -
  • Watch “Braxton Family Values” Season 4 Episode 17

    Watch “Braxton Family Values” Season 4 Episode 17

    “Braxton Family Values” Season 4 Episode 17 aired on WeTV Thursday night (Jul 2). Via WeTV.com: Traci’s behavior in Miami concerns the family, and Toni confronts Traci about drinking. Traci is angry that she always supports her sisters but they…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Jul 15, 12:32pm -
  • Baby Mama Drama: Chris Brown Seeking to Establish Paternity of Daughter Royalty

    Baby Mama Drama: Chris Brown Seeking to Establish Paternity of Daughter Royalty

    Sh*t just got real. Chris Brown is tired of playing games with his baby mama Nia Guzman and he’s filing legal documents to establish paternity for his 1-year-old daughter Royalty. According to TMZ, Chris and Guzman have been at war for months over…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 1:22pm -
  • Young Money Rapper Flow Arrested for Double Murder

    Young Money Rapper Flow Arrested for Double Murder

    Young Money rapper Flow (real name: Widner Degruy) was arrested Wednesday (Jul 1) in connection with the murder of two brothers in New Orleans. Kendred and Kendrick Bishop were found fatally gunned down in their car on Memorial Day (May 25). Degruy w…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 1:03pm -
  • Big Sean’s “Play No Games” Video (ft. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign) Pays Homage to “Martin”

    Big Sean’s “Play No Games” Video (ft. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign) Pays Homage to “Martin”

    Big Sean‘s music video for his latest single “Play No Games,” featuring Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign, may be his best video yet. The video, directed by Mike Carson, creatively pays homage to the classic 1992 TV sitcom “Martin,” which is some…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 12:52pm -
  • NeNe Leakes Says She’s Done with “Real Housewives of Atlanta” FOR GOOD

    NeNe Leakes Says She’s Done with “Real Housewives of Atlanta” FOR GOOD

    NeNe Leakes announced earlier this week (via People) that she will no longer be appearing on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” after nearly eight “drama-filled” years. The 48-year-old — who is the only original cast member and became f…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 11:55am -
  • Tyga’s “The Gold Album” Only Sold 2,200 Copies Its First Week Out

    Tyga’s “The Gold Album” Only Sold 2,200 Copies Its First Week Out

    Tyga isn’t really bothered by his fourth studio album ‘The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty’ being a total flop. Yesterday, Complex reported on Tyga’s album (executive produced by Kanye West) only selling 2,200 copies in it’s first week according…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 10:49am -
  • Watch “Sisterhood of Hip Hop” Season 2 Episode 4

    Watch “Sisterhood of Hip Hop” Season 2 Episode 4

    “Sisterhood of Hip Hop” Season 2 Episode 4 aired on Oxygen Tuesday night (Jun 30). Via Oxygen.com: Nyemiah is nervous about her sound and gets advice from Irv Gotti. Brianna finally has a breakthrough in the studio. Diamond is focused on promotin…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 10:28am -
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  • newRemember When Nike Made LeBron James An MVP PE, But Derrick Rose Won The Award?

    Remember When Nike Made LeBron James An MVP PE, But Derrick Rose Won The Award?

    Whoops. Nike jumped the gun a bit in 2011, when they colored up a Nike LeBron 8 V2 in celebration for King James winning the NBA MVP award—the one Derrick Rose won instead of him. They had to be better … Continue reading →The post Remember Whe…
    - 9 hours ago, 5 Jul 15, 7:00pm -
  • newThe adidas Los Angeles Goes All Pink

    The adidas Los Angeles Goes All Pink

    The hit new adidas silhouette for the summer isn’t just for the guys, as we now see a decidedly feminine take for the Los Angeles. The modernized edition of the classic LA Trainer goes pink, with the soft summertime hue … Continue reading →The…
    - 11 hours ago, 5 Jul 15, 5:00pm -
  • newThe Perfect Nike Janoski Release For Tennis

    The Perfect Nike Janoski Release For Tennis

    It’s summer, and that means it’s tennis season. It’s also the perfect time to be on your skateboard. The two sports seem to combine a bit with this latest edition of the Nike Zoom Stefan Janoski Canvas, presented in a … Continue reading →T…
    - 13 hours ago, 5 Jul 15, 3:00pm -
  • newNew Balance 996 Decon “Dark Moss”

    New Balance 996 Decon “Dark Moss”

    Simplified but even more premium at the same time, the New Balance 996 Decon features the classic running silhouette you know and love in slimmed down two-piece nubuck upper. Without all the stitching and overlays, the shoe relies on strategic … Co…
    - 15 hours ago, 5 Jul 15, 1:00pm -
  • newadidas Introduces Another ZX Model Just For Women

    adidas Introduces Another ZX Model Just For Women

    First came the ZX Flux, and then models like the ZX 8000 Boost took adidas’ retro-inspired casual runner niche to another level. Now the modern ZX line gets a bold new addition for the ladies only, the ZX Zero Summer. … Continue reading →The p…
    - 17 hours ago, 5 Jul 15, 11:00am -