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Kanye West featuring Pusha T

Year: 2010
Why It's Dope: Similar to many of the tracks on his previous album 808s & Heartbreak, Kanye’s heartfelt “toast to the douchebags” depicted a more emotional side of him. Instead of using auto-tune throughout the entire song, West reserves the effect for the closing four minutes, distorting his voice so much that the lyrics become indecipherable. While the track received rave reviews and landed atop many publications’ year-end lists, it was not awarded.


Kanye West Says Jay Z’s Samsung Deal Made Dr. Dre’s Apple Deal Possible


Earlier this week, Kanye West participated in a panel discussion with Steve Stoute and Ben Horowitz. During their lively discussion, a myriad of topics came into play, including Kanye's desire to redesign Instagram, shooting his wedding photos, and also his thoughts on Dr. Dre...

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jozy altidore team usa hip hop junkies world cup
The World Cup starts today, and the United States National Team has a tough group ahead of them with Portugal, Germany and Ghana. But led by starting striker Jozy Altidore, who scored two goals in the States' final World Cup warmup game last week, the U.S. has as good a chance as any to have a good run in the Greatest Sports Competition on Earth. Altidore, who is likely to start in the Americans' first World Cup game against Ghana on Monday, is also a big hip-hop head, and grew up listening to The Notorious B.I.G., Diddy and Ma$e.

Just before he kicks off the biggest tournament of his life, XXL asked him to break down his love for hip-hop, who he's listening to right now, and what songs are bumping in the U.S. National Team locker room. —Dan Rys

FIFA Has Banned Players From Wearing Beats By Dre Headphones At The World Cup

FIFA will not allow any player to wear Beats by Dre headphones inside the stadiums or to media events at the World Cup. FIFA has a licensing agreement with Sony and they do not want any Beats headphones at the tournament...

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Summer Collection
Brands continue to push the progression of streetwear and high end fashion with their summer 2014 collections. Since the it is summer, clothing lines focus on creating collections that feature a lot of white and are of a lighter material. Several hip-hop acts have debuted their collections this season to appropriately with their tours or albums , while the rest of the brands are just providing the same quality and aesthetics with this years summer collection as they have in the past years. With an overwhelming amount of brands taking a shot at creating a summer line, we take a look at the 10 best summer collections of 2014 thus far.

The 10 Best Summer Collections of 2014 Thus Far

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