Monday, October 17, 2016

Fashion News: Virgin America Creates "First Class" Sneakers

The Virgin America First Class Shoes, are supposed to make the wearer feel like they're flying first class.The shoes are made of Italian leather like the airline's first class seats and are equpped with Wi-Fi, a TV screen, a seatbelt buckle, mood lighting and a built-in phone charger. The kicker is that , only one pair was created and they're being sold on eBay to benefit Soles4Souls, a nonprofit that fights poverty by donating shoes and clothes to people in need.

Join The Xbox NFL Player Charity Challenge

Ever wonder who the best Madden player in the NFL is? This season, Xbox is putting 8 players to the test to determine the ultimate Xbox NFL gamer in the Xbox NFL Player Charity Challenge. Starting October 18th, each week Microsoft Stores will host two NFL stars to square off in Madden NFL 17 on Xbox One in a bracket-style tournament, with the winner earning a donation to a charity of their choice. Matchups will be broadcast LIVE via Twitch. Fans also have a chance to meet their favorite NFL player and cheer them on at Microsoft Stores. Find out if your Store is hosting a tournament, and submit weekly picks for who you think will win here.

Fans can get in on the action by filling out a bracket prior to the tournament, and following along throughout the season by submitting weekly picks! Entrants who come the closest to picking the exact score of the match each week will receive a weekly prize, such as autographed merchandise, NFL Shop gift cards, and Xbox accessories. And for every completed bracket and weekly pick submission, entrants receive one free entry into the Grand Prize Sweepstakes, for a chance to win a trip for two to Super Bowl LI in Houston! The Grand Prize Sweepstakes will close on December 6, 2016. No purchase necessary. Please visit for full details and rules.
The 8 NFL Players included in the Challenge are:
  • Von Miller (LB, Denver Broncos)
  • Ndamukong Suh (DT, Miami Dolphins)
  • Matt Forte (RB, NY Jets)
  • Patrick Peterson (CB, Arizona Cardinals)
  • Greg Olsen (TE, Carolina Panthers)
  • Doug Baldwin (WR, Seattle Seahawks)
  • Devin McCourty (DB, New England Patriots)
  • Aaron Donald (DT, LA Rams)

Music News: Lil Wayne says he once considered being a "Christian Rapper"

Rapper Lil Wayne's Hip Hop career may have been a lot different a few years ago. According to our friends at Rapzilla, a very different career. In Wayne's new book Gone ‘Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island, recounts his eight-month stay at Rikers Island jail in 2010 on weapons charges, as well as the mental and emotional struggles he went through.

In his new book, he says that he regularly received fan mail while behind bars, but one of the most moving letters he received was from a church. The church said that he should consider making a change in his life and use his giftings to preach the gospel. Obviously, he never became a Christian rapper, but, he said for a time, he considered it. He wrote,

I would truly have the power of having pop culture turn to God. I would have straight killers in church every Sunday.

Wayne said that another personal epiphany led him to believe that he was on an artistic journey, and the change wasn’t right at the time.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Gorillaz offer Update on New Album

The Gorillaz have been teasing fans for the past month with cryptic clues across their social media platforms that have led fans to believe a new album is coming in 2017.

The Instagram and Twitter activity began in September and culminated with The Book of Noodle, a colorful adventure story of the animated band’s guitarist since 2010’s Plastic Beach release.

The British virtual band created by Blur’s Damon Albarn and animator Jamie Hewlett were originally rumored to be releasing their fifth album this year and first since 2011’s The Fall this year. The good news is that frontman, Albarn has said that their fifth album will be finished recording in “two weeks.”

Monday, October 10, 2016

Xbox Teams with Undefeated Clothing for Gears of War Collection and L.A. Pop-up Store

The clothing line is  a West Coast take on classic ametora, borrowing vintage military and varsity themes in equal measure. The look was both timeless and specific, taking cues from California street-style icons , the Pendleton shirt jackets of LA low-riders, hoodies like Tupac wore, and the windbreakers and bomber jackets made famous by “Straight Outta Compton.”

With this collection XBOX had the privilege to work with designer and Undefeated collaborator Rob Abeyta. Rob’s understated visual sophistication allowed them to push the Gears brand in other ways, using the slogan B-R-U-T-A-L across many of the pieces. 

The Undefeated x Gears of War collection is available beginning tomorrow exclusively from the Undefeated location on 112 1/2 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036. In addition to a limited run of merchandise, the store will feature an opportunity to get hands-on play, with Gears of War 4 before its worldwide release on October 11.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Use "The Force" To Rule The Road With These Star Wars Themed HJC Motorcycle Helmets !

HJC Helmets is specializing in blending pop culture with motorcycle helmets , and they’ve recently added Star Wars influenced head protection to their lineup. Including designs based on the headwear of Boba Fett, Kylo Ren and a Death Trooper, the helmets should arrive early next year.The Star Wars helmet announcement comes only a few months after HJC brought out a series of Marvel-based helmets featuring the likes of Captain America and Spider-Man.

HJC has promised more Star Wars designs headed to riders’ in the months after the original three roll-out .

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Spotlight: Celebrate The Beastie Boys 30th Album Anniversary of "License To Ill"

Licensed to Ill was released nearly 30 years ago, but it was November 15, 1986 when the Beastie Boys put out their debut album on Def Jam and Columbia Records. An album whose songs from this record would go on to win awards, extensive accolades, establish a lifelong fan base and make tons of money. “Girls”, “No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn”, “Brass Monkey” and another ten tracks confused and delighted listeners with it’s unique and unexpected sound from three Jewish rappers from New York City.Three decades later, after countless plays across all mediums (tape, record, MP3, streaming), fans can pick up an array of products that celebrate the underdogs who appeared on the music scene and took it over. Licensed to Ill is being re-released as a 30th Anniversary LP printed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. You could buy it to hang it on your wall, but we recommend first playing it on your turntable. As you’re jamming out in the living room, do so wearing a classic black overhead hoodie that the 14-year- old you would swoon for, while you check the time on your Mike D timepiece by Nixon.