LeBron James Headlines NBA 2K18 Ratings Reveal for All Five Positions

The King remains the highest rated player for another season

Before the world gets their very first glimpse at public gameplay for NBA 2K18 in a few days, 2K Sports has shared official ratings for each position. As you would expect, LeBron James holds the highest rating on the game for his possible last time ever at a 97. Behind him is Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and James Harden, as their ratings could change throughout the season.

However, with the exception of Carmelo Anthony’s 84, who may be in the best physical shape of his entire career at the age of 34; we have no major complaints so far on this end.

Take a look below at slides of each position and let us know in the comments who you think got snubbed. Also, do you think any players on the list are overrated?

 

@DaveEast Talks ‘Paranoia’ Album, Growth In the Music and Co-Signs

We hope you’ve had Dave East‘s Paranoia album in rotation lately, because we have. It’s got some bangers in there. In this Open Space talk with Mass Appeal, the New York rapper talks about what it’s been like to get love from some of rap’s greats, why he named his album what he did, one of the tracks on there, some life experiences, being numb and more.

Nike Unveils the OFF-WHITE ‘The Ten’ Collection

OFF-WHITE Nike The Ten Virgil Abloh Release Date

Nike has finally spoken and unveiled Virgil Abloh’s OFF-WHITE Collection which is being called ‘The Ten’ which is split into two groups. “REVEALING,” was designed to look accessible: hand-cut, open-source and reconstructed. The second is “GHOSTING” which was designed with translucent uppers to further the idea of revealing and unite the second set of silhouettes through common material. Continue reading

JAY-Z – 4:44 [Bonus Songs]

ARTIST: JAY-Z
ALBUM: 4:44 (BONUS SONGS)
LABEL: S. CARTER ENTERPRISES
TIDAL: HTTP://TID.AL/444BONUS

JAY-Z released his new album 4:44 four weeks ago. Since, the thirteenth studio album from the legendary rapper went on to rack up some pretty good numbers and accolades. JAY secured his 14th overall No. 1 album, went platinum in just five days, released five music videos in support of the album and announced an accompanying tour.

The physical copy of the album hit shelves no long after the initial release and featured three unheard bonus tracks. Those being “Adnis,” “Blue’s Freestyle / We Family” and “MaNyfaCedGod.” All three songs leaked when the physical version hit stores, but at 4:44 am this morning, Hov released them exclusively on TIDAL, just hours after debuting the “Adnis” video.

Features on the bonus edition include James Blake and Blue Ivy Carter.

Stream JAY-Z’s 4:44 bonus songs below and check out the the credits for each track.

Produced by James Blake.
Additional Production by NO ID for Rich Daily Since 71.
Published by: Carter Boys Music / Administered by Warner Chappell (ASCAP) // Sony ATV Music Publishing (PRS) // BMG Monarch / Let The Story Begin Publishing (ASCAP); All Rights Administered By BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
Piano by James Blake.
Recorded by Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton.
Mixed by Jimmy Douglass at United (Hollywood, CA).
Mastered by Dave Kutch at The Mastering Palace.
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“Blue’s Freestyle / We Family”
(S. Carter, D. Wilson, S. Bazanta, R. Gilmore Jr.)
Produced by No ID for Rich Daily Since 71.
Co-Produced by JAY-Z.
Published by: Carter Boys Music / Administered by Warner Chappell (ASCAP) // BMG Monarch / Let The Story Begin Publishing (ASCAP); All Rights Administered By BMG Rights Management (US) LLC // Astar Artes Publishing/Womad Music (PRS) // Ron Gilmore Music (BMI) administered by Missing Link Music LLC
Additional Vocals by Blue Ivy Carter.
Contains elements from “La Verdolaga” performed by Totó la Momposina, used courtesy of Astar Artes Recordings.
This composition embodies portions of “La Verdolaga” written by Sonia Bazanta published by Astar Artes Publishing/Womad Music used by permission. All rights reserved.
Guitar, Bass, CS-80 & Electric Piano by Steve Wyreman.
Moog, Arp String Ensemble & Celeste by Nate Mercereau.
Recorded by Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton.
Mixed by Jimmy Douglass at United (Hollywood, CA).
Mastered by Dave Kutch at The Mastering Palace.
________________________________________________________________
“MaNyfaCedGod” feat. James Blake
(S. Carter, D. Wilson, J. Blake, D. Maker, S. Robinson, M. Burton, J. Peters, A. Poree)
Produced by James Blake & Dominic Maker.
Additional production by No ID for Rich Daily Since 71.
Published by: Carter Boys Music / Administered by Warner Chappell (ASCAP) // Sony ATV Music Publishing (PRS) // Warp Publishing (PRS) // BMG Monarch / Let The Story Begin Publishing (ASCAP); All Rights Administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC // Twenty Nine Black Music (BMI) obo itself and Songs of Universal, Inc. // Gambi Music, Inc. (BMI) obo itself and Songs of Universal, Inc. // Porpete Music (BMI) // Porpete Music (BMI)
This composition embodies portions of “Pillow Talk” performed by Sylvia Robinson used courtesy of Sugar Hill Records and written by Sylvia Robinson and Michael Burton.
This composition embodies portions of “Going In Circles” recorded and performed by Dwight T. Ross, and is used courtesy of The Ross Family.
James Blake appears courtesy of Polydor Limited.
Piano by James Blake.
Recorded by Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton.
Mixed by Jimmy Douglass at United (Hollywood, CA).
Mastered by Dave Kutch at The Mastering Palace.

This Ewing Athletics Concept Pays Tribute To The Late Great Anthony Mason

Above you will find one of the coolest Ewing Athletics releases we’ve seen in quite a long time. The Knicks colors on Ewing Athletics models is nothing new, but the tribute behind this pair is what makes it a special one.

This latest version of the Ewing Athletics Concept pays homage to the late great New York Knick, Anthony Mason. The shoe is noted as a collaboration with Mason’s son, Anthony Mason Jr. This limited edition version of the Ewing Athletics Concept rocks a NY Knicks’ themed colorway of Blue and Orange, but features that really make the shoe look and feel special include the #14 (Mason’s jersey number) on the front of the laces, an embroidered 14 with wings on the heel accompanied by “MASON” right below it.

 

Jimmy Jazz held a launch event in Mason’s hometown of Jamaica, Queens yesterday. Anthony Mason Jr. was on hand.

Proceeds from the shoe will be donated to Mason Jr.’s Family on Three Foundation

Want a pair? Pick these up directly from Ewing Athletics for $130.

Meek Mill’s ‘Wins & Losses’ and Tyler, The Creator’s ‘Flower Boy’ First Week Sales

July 21st was a big day for releases, with three big albums looking like they could end up at number one by the end of the week. Now, the sales are finally in.

Meek Mill‘s new album Wins & Losses has debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, moving 98,594 units (37,309 album sales) in its first week. Above him is Tyler, The Creator‘s Flower Boy album, which debuted at number two with 100,641 units (70,087 album sales).

Despite two big hip-hop openings, Lana Del Rey’s Lust for Life still managed to snatch the number one spot with 103,085 units (80,442 album sales).

Are You Ready For The OFF-WHITE x Nike Air Max 90 ICE?

Rumors began surfacing this weekend that the OFF-WHITE x Nike Collection could possibly be releasing on September 1st. Today we bring you new images of one of the many sneakers from the collection, the OFF-WHITE x Nike Air Max 90 ICE.

Just like most o the other pairs from the collection, this iteration of the Air Max 90 ICE has been deconstructed as it features what looks like an “unfinished” design. The shoe comes with a leather and suede upper in a cream/off-white with unique Nike and OFF-WHITE branding placed all throughout the shoe. An icy blue translucent midsole along with a cream outsole complete the look.

Take a look at latest images above and stay tuned to Kicks On Fire for updates. Do you hope to pick up a pair when they release?

h/t: SBD