#ThunderUP . We won’t make it a secret … KD is our guy over here at Rap Haterz. Until recently, the masses haven’t really had an appreciation for numba’ 35’s NIKE footwear. Luckily for you guys, we’ve been on it. Here we’ll give you our Fav’ 5 KD Sneaker Moments and a couple of times when he wore em’ (and just so happened to cook people on the court at the “Samn Damn Time”) …
#5 KD I & KD II “Creamsicle”
The OKC Thunder’s colors are eye-catching (sorry Knicks fans), and it usually has a good effect when it crosses over to footwear. The KD 1 wasn’t a very memorable sneaker, but the creamsicle colorway made it so. That began a history of very “loud” sneaker colors for Durantula and also saw fit to the only other creamsicle release in the two.
#4 KD IV “NBA FINALS” PE
Set to be unleashed in Game 1 … saw ’em over at DimeMag and made a late switch in the list. How could I not put the sneaker that could possibly define the rest of his career, a clash of the NIKE Titans in going to battle against Lebron, and up for debate … title of best basketball player on planet Earth. Yes.
#3 KD IV “Galaxy” All-Star Game 2012
Besides being such an icey colorway (with glow in the dark bottoms), KD got his first all-star game MVP and some major respect for a few highlights he made …
#2 KD IV “Year of the Dragon”
Kevin didn’t actually get on the court with these, but the Year of the Dragons need some mention. Details are important folks, and the Year of the Dragon comes equipped with a dope ass box (the All-Star Game 3’s also come with a nice one). The OKC color scheme is also present and makes a point to be seen in this loud colorway.
#1 KD IV “NERF”
Ah, the legendary NERF’s. People went ape-shit when these hit the market (and saw KD’s highest grossing sneaker in terms of resale value). Designed after the infamous nerf ball, they are the wildest colorway by far. Did we also mention it comes with a miniature hoop and ball inside the box?
#5 Teyana Taylor
RapHaterz Says: Don’t act like you’ve never seen the pics that got put on twitter “by accident” (that kinda thing seems to happen a lot with her!). Teyana’s got a crazy body and super-attractive lips.
Check out her latest mixtape The Misunderstanding of Teyana Taylor.
#4 Iggy Azalea
RapHaterz Says: You already know how we feel about her music … but luckily, that has nothing to do with her looks.
Her Glory EP is set to drop sometime this summer.
RapHaterz Says: Not widely known yet, but that don’t mean a damn thing! We caught wind of her after watching her video for “Good Enough”.
Check out her mixtape Smokin The Competition (Hosted by DJ Drama).
#2 Nicki Minaj
RapHaterz Says: Surprise, surprise. Ms. Barbie didn’t make numero uno. Doesn’t change the fact she’s the hottest female in hip-hop right now and bringin’ in bank.
#1 Lola Monroe
RapHaterz Says: You heard it here first folks. The first lady of Taylor Gang (good job Wiz) is officially the baddest female rapper in the game.
Check out all of her music HERE.
Just Missed The List
8. Azealia Banks
Don’t act surprised, it’s not like we can’t show love over here! Here we’ll give you 9 tracks (some new, some old) that we’ve been bumpin’. … and shit … because we’re the greatest we’ll even put ’em up for download. Can’t say we don’t show love
(they may get taken down tho lol)…
Sick sample. Sick ass beat. Swag rap excellence.
*Suggested listening* ASAP Rocky – Goldie
I really don’t give a f*ck if this was a predictable one. Proceeding.
*Suggested listening* 2 Chainz ft. Drake – No Lie
How’s that for predictable? Say what you want, this chick has a serious flow.
*Suggested listening* ASAP Rocky – Pretty Flacko
He made a lot of noise with Control System. This is an example why.
*Suggested listening* Kendrick Lamar ft. Gunplay – Cartoon & Cereal
“You say no to ratchet PU$$Y, Juicy J can’t!”
*Suggested listening* Wiz Khalifa ft. 2 Chainz – It’s Nothin
Told you we’d take it back one time. RIP PimpC.
*Suggested listening* Jay-Z ft. UGK – Big Pimpin’
Classic. Last throwback for this list, I think I got it all out.
*Suggested listening* Purple Ribbon All-Stars – Kryptonite
.. and I say Church! … PREEAAACCHHH !
*Suggested listening* Meek Mill ft. Big Sean – Burn
THAT’S THAT SHIT I DON’T LIKE!
*Suggested listening* G.O.O.D. Music ft. Chief Keef & Jadakiss – I Don’t Like Rmx.
What y’all been listening to? DOWNLOAD
OH HELL NO!
Yung Buck (._.), Birdman (*hand-rubs), and Memphis Bleek (._. ) drop new music?! ALL IN THE SAME WEEK?!!?!! This … is upsetting.
I have nothing against any man or woman creating and enjoying the craft of music. However, I do take issue with these tracks being circulated around the blogosphere because of the name recognition or because they’re part of some network that forces them to do so (there is simply too much talent out there that hasn’t been discovered yet). Who will rise against this evil? Who will live long enough to see himself become the villain? …*slow-motion head nod* hmmm … I think I’m on to something!
I give you … TEN RAPPERS THAT NEED TO LEAVE THE GAME!
10. Iggy Azalea
Okay let’s be real with each other for a second. Iggs’ is pretty damn sexy. She has a booty and she’s Australian. Let’s continue to be real … her music sucks. My little sister (no offense if you read this) has a better ear and she’s not even a teenager yet (or is she? please don’t get offended by that either). T.I did something dumb and signed her, attempting to ride the wave she had going from being on the cover of XXL and a growing internet buzz (this is also the same guy that couldn’t develop Meek, go figure). I’m not going to act like there is a surplus of female talent in rap, but there has to be more than Azalea. (For the record, “rival” Azealia Banks shits on Iggy to a point where it’s ridiculous to compare the two).
9. G-Unit (excluding Lloyd Banks)
I’m surprised at myself for not including Lloyd Banks, but I’ll admit he can still create a banger every now and then. The rest of the gang? Nah bro. Tony Yayo ain’t been poppin since I was doing the “Yayo Dance” in high school. Yung Buck used to be my boy, but come on … and 50? He’s so paid that music is an afterthought. Next.
I have the most respect for Birdman … *handrubs* … AS A BUSINESSMAN, NOT A RAPPER. Stop it. He’s got enough soldiers in Cash Money and YMCMB. Whatever though, “it’s Bir’man daddeh I fly in inna weatha” …
7. Lil Wayne
Enough. Is. Enough. I gave up wishing that mixtape Weezy would come back, you should too.
One day you’re a pastor, the next you’re a rapper “making a comeback.” It’s like a sequel of a movie that keeps getting remade. What part of the game is that? How many times are we going to let this happen? You had ya’ chance, you left the game while you were hot … Don’t act like it’s our fault.
5. Soulja Boy
Outside of Zan Wit Dat Lean Pt. 2 (classic, trust me and go listen if you never heard it before), you can take everything else SODMG affiliated and I wouldn’t even be mad about it (besides a couple instrumentals and Gucci’s verse on “Pretty Boy Swag”). Oh and “Donk” too, that’s a classic party track. Girls will forever shake it to that. Soulja is a parasite at this point. He takes other people’s sound and makes tracks with it (Lil B, Gucci Mane, etc.) Nice touch on the iced out remote control car too. I am ashamed, but I want one.
4. Yung Berg & Chingy
I feel as though no explanation is needed. *For your entertainment* … Continuing on …
It’s Hard Saying Goodbye
The next three artists all hold a special place in my life from what they did with their music. I’ll continue in a second …
Now … before the trolls come out and try to get the government to seize our new site … Let me start by saying that watching these guys still put out music is like watching Michael Jordan play for the Wizards. You understand he’s one of the best to ever do it, you still like watching, but you know the best days are way past him. Honestly, I listened to a new track Luda put out the other day, and I turned it off and put on Chicken and Beer. Has anyone been listening to anything Snoop’s been putting out? … and Jiggaman … he can still do it clearly with Watch The Throne being a certified banger, but do we really need the Blueprint 4? Let’s be real.
I’m not saying the game doesn’t need these three, but as godfathers, leaders, and moguls … not for more albums necessarily.
Just missed the list
1. Nelly – He’s lucky I once saw a video where he swiped a black card through some butt cheeks
3. Busta Rhymes
4. Fat Joe
5. Kreayshawn & White Girl Mob (specifically V-Nasty)
6. Jim Jones
… Don’t worry this is just the first list.