“Nothing Was The Same” is by far the best rap/R&B album of 2013- a bold statement with several big names dropping records in 2013. Drake raps and sings over tremendous beats and offers lyrics much deeper and personal than recent releases by kingpins Jay-Z and Kanye West. “Hold On, We’re Going Home” and “Started From The Bottom” show the two sides of Drake: a singer with talent to top R&B charts, and a rapper with the charisma and energy to dominate the club scene.
The album boasts great songs on both sides of the spectrum and truly can be enjoyed from start to finish. Drake displays his conversational style rapping and as we have grown accustomed to, he questions the pleasures of fame while also enjoying the limelight. The album truly sounds like a Greatest Hits compilation and should earn some recognition as the best of 2013.
More than 111 million people tuned into the 2012 Super Bowl, the most-watched program in television history. Sunday night could be another record-breaker.
The commercials that air during the game are becoming a large part of the Super Bowl experience and companies will pay top dollar to be included. CBS sold out its ad inventory for Super Bowl XLVII at prices averaging between $3.7 million and $3.8 million for each spot, according to Ad Age.
The commercials will make some people laugh, some people cry and infuriate others.
Take a look at the commercials listed and tell us if you think they’re a win, a big fail or racist.
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Iman Shumpert unveiled this wildly bright colorway of the adidas Top Ten 2000 last season before going down with an injury against the Miami Heat. While adidas might be campaigning #thereturn with Derrick Rose, Knicks fans are anticipating a return of their future All-Star anytime now as well. Meanwhile, Shumpert’s bright orange retros will help fans celebrate his return to the hardwood. Releasing at 21:21 on January 21 is the “2WO 1NE” (Iman’s jersey number) edition of the adidas Top Ten 2000. These special edition adidas are limited to just 500 pairs worldwide and individually numbered. They will retail for $140 and be available at Packer Shoes.
Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh tagteam off the court to host the “Art of Basketball” exhibit in Miami. The NBA stars spoke on expressing oneself through art and giving the neighborhood a chance to flaunt their passions. “Teaming up with Chris Bosh, we’re giving the kids and the community the opportunity to showcase their talents,” says D. Wade. “At one point in our lives, we all thought we were artists. We all feel we’re artists in our way, and it’s great to express yourself.” Local artists framed their best basketball-inspired portraits and street art, even incorporating basketball rubber provided by Spalding into their work, at the annual Art Basel festivities. Catch their interview with VIBE on the red carpet below.