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Houston may be one of the spots that may be overlooked when it comes to tour dates and pop-ups, but when big events make their way into the biggest city in the Lone Star state, and it’s surely going to result in a large turnout. That’s what exactly happened when Travis Scott gather the residents of Bayou City to meet in Downtown Houston the collaborative event between himself and Air Jordan for the release of their collaborative sneaker.
The ASAP Mob has been on a tear when it comes to releasing content back to back. Coming off the heels of their latest AWGE DVD filled with so many exclusives, one of the favorites was YG Addie and Pretty Flacko's quickstrike, "Maro Cart".
The Atlanta hip-hop scene has been one of the most influential areas that has given the game so much sauce in the past few years. Cornering the market with their large influence that influenced the mainstream, the underground sector of the city's sound has been inspiring a lot of youth and you see that with the long catalog of Reese LaFlare.
If you've been keeping up with what the Texas scene has been putting out this year, listeners can say that the Lone Star state has some serious heat bubbling. One of the outliers in the state's scene is San Marcos' creative collective, PNTHN. Known for their crazy antics and expansive creative vision, the group continues to put out quality content and differentiate themselves as one of the more serious acts in Texas.
If you've been keeping up with new projects in the Soundcloud space, Lil Xelly is a reoccuring name that continues to pop up on multiple people's stream. As he's on a long run of releasing fire content, he ups the ante even more with his melodic driven project, "Forever & Never".
After inking a deal with 1017 Eskimo Records, Z Money has risen back to a level of prominence in the Chicago area and beyond. As he's been on a tear of releasing fire records and visuals, he finally compiles his new project, "Chicago Mogul" together and it's something you don't want to miss out on it.
Coming from the bayou swamps of Louisiana, LamontWrld has been one of the artists in the area who's been giving the state a new sound and image with his material. As he's been applying pressure by releasing countless records on Soundcloud, he emerges from his rise with his long-awaited project, "Love Lamont".
Growing Connecticut brand Jack Rabbit Clothing has recenlty dropped off their s/s ’18 collection ‘Singularity’. The collection plays with themes of technology, and the idea of when ‘man becomes machine’. Some of the items feature prints with very unique inks such as glow in the dark and color changing ink (ink changes from purple to pink at 80ºF).
As the streetwear continues to grow with more and more brands who are making fresh threads, it's only a few who go the extra mile to deliver timeless content to accompany the clothes. One of the brands that took the initiative to do just that is Crucial LTD.
Emerging brand VAGUE comes just in time to drop off their F/W ’18 collection entitled “Industrial”. The drop is filled with shirts, hoodies, jackets, shorts, socks, and more. This collection features a variety of colors and flavors that other brands aren't necessarily taking when it comes to details and the preciseness of each product that's featured.
Emerging Chicago-based brand Phera is making threads for the end of this summer that go alongs the road of Biker influence. The brand has been known for their very popular “DESIGNER” hoodies within the city, and they continue this trend with a new approach; the new “DESIGNER” tees are just going to be as much as a hit as the hoodies were with their inaugural release.
Being one of the hardest working brands in streetwear, Hypland continues to apply pressure with offering some fresh and vibrant graphic tees and eye-catching swimming shorts. In the midst of the collection, you can see that products are reasonably priced from $40 – $50 USD, and can play an essential role to anyone’s outfit for this summer.
With the NBA Draft right around the corner, it's certain that different draft picks will be talked about in the next few days. While some other players have been much attention from various press outlets, Colton Weisbrod remains a dark horse in a stacked draft and this may work to his benefit.
Although Beaumont may be one of the interesting places one may want to visit while they're in Texas, it's certainly becoming one of the hottest beds of talent in sports. In recent years, Lamar University has been setting up shop for some of the most equipped athletes to come out of the Southland Conference, and one of these names include James Harrison. The sharpshooter from the Greater Houston area has shown much potential with only a year of playing time with the team averaging nearly 9 points a game and shooting nearly 40 percent from the three-point line.
As the summer seasons is approaching with things that'll ease our minds for quite some time, the NBA is gearing up for it's 2018 NBA Draft featuring some of the most mesmerizing players to make it onto the college basketball/international basketball scene.
If you're haven't been staying afloat in the music scene, Sheck Wes is easily one of the most recognizable talents to cross the surface this past year. With gaining steam with songs such as "Mo Bamba" and "Live Sheck Wes/Die Sheck Wes", Wes has established a footing in the game with his rambunctious sound while also still implementing his roots in basketball as well.
In the midst of the NBA Playoffs, some of the freshest NBA content has been publishing in the past few weeks. One of the most favored and followed pieces of content is Uninterrupted's series piece on rising Washington Wizards player, Kelly Oubre Jr. Following the self-proclaimed "Wave Papi" unfolds the life behind one of the league's most emerging players. From the aspects of his fashion, family, and friends, his philanthropy work, and more.
In the midst of doing so, we wanted to highlight the stellar career of University of Houston offensive lineman, Marcus Oliver. Before making a big splash at Coog U, Oliver rose through the ranks by being one of the most sought out OL in the Greater North Houston area and played a pivotal role during his school years at the iconic Westfield High School. Shortly playing under HS Football legend Corby Meekins, Oliver committed himself to the University of Houston and spent his college years playing in his hometown and playing alongside his brother, All-American Ed Oliver.