Drake Says “Free Meek Mill” During Melbourne Show

Even though Drake and Meek Mill have not officially resolved their feud, the OVO mogul gave the Philadelphia rapper a shout out during a performance in Melbourne, Australia. After spotting a fan in the crowd wearing a "Free Meek Mill" t-shirt, Drizzy said, "Free Meek Mill too. You right."

Meek is currently serving out a two-to-four year prison sentence for violating his probation. Many have voiced out how the sentence seems unjust. JAY-Z even wrote a New York Times op-ed talking about how Meek's sentence is an example of the racial injustices that occur within the criminal justice system in America.

Watch the clip of Drake shouting out Meek below.

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Post Malone Is Buying a $3 Million Apocalypse Shelter in Utah

Post Malone was featured as guest on the H3 podcast earlier this summer. During the conversation, the Texas singer-songwriter revealed that he wanted to build an apocalypse shelter. "I’m just buying a place out in the sticks," he said. "I’m building it underground. It’s going to be fun until the world ends. But whenever the world ends, it’s going to be functional."

Malone specified in the interview that the ideal location of this shelter would be in northern Nevada. However, he followed-up in a Rolling Stone interview published yesterday that he will be buying a 13,000-square-foot home in northern Utah for $3 million.

"I'm gonna put in, like, 30 bunk beds," Post said. "It's free country out there. Like, you can buy suppressors in Utah. You can do open-carry. Walk into the grocery store with a handgun on your hip. Cowboy sh*t. I can't wait."

He wasn't shy to talk about his gun collection in the interview. It includes an M14 rifle -- "the gun Navy SEALs use," a Walther PPK, which he refered to as "James Bond's gun," a Desert Eagle, Colt M1911, two gold-plated Glocks, an AR-15, a pump-action Mossberg shotgun, Glock 19 and an FN Five-Seven pistol with a laser sight. "I have a lot of valuable sh*t," he says. "I have a lot of friends I wanna protect."

In the interview, Post also had a few opinions on Justin Bieber and Hillsong Church -- the megachurch Bieber attends. "It's a total cult," Malone said in reference to Hillsong. "He's already given them, like, $10 million. Those are the worst kinds of people. I used to be super-religious. I believed in God. But now I see through it. It's nice to support something you believe in, I guess, but people are spending so much money, and God doesn't care that your church has a f*cking gold roof."

Read the full interview via Rolling Stone.

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Nike’s Air Vapormax Plus Appears in Metallic White and Silver Colorways

Nike fans are treated to two new colorways for the highly-anticipated Nike Air Vapormax Plus. The new model, which arrives in pearlescent white and silver options, is a hybrid mashup of the Air Max Plus and the popular Vapormax.

The silhouette features a neoprene upper, TPU caging and Nike's instantly recognizable Vapormax sole. Both renditions will feature the "Vm" logo on the heel panel with respect to the Air Max Plus Tuned Air logo. The all-white colorway is a simple and clean look while the silver colorway boasts a slightly more futuristic aesthetic.

These two Nike Air Vapormax Plus colorways are expected to hit stores early in 2018, but official release details are yet to be announced. Keep it locked to HYPEBEAST for further information and let us know what you think about the two colorways in the comments below.

Keeping with Nike, the Air Footscape Mid Utility received an outdoor-enhancing reboot.

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Lil Yachty Hops On Nebu Kiniza’s New Song “Wake Up”

Nebu Kiniza, the young mastermind behind the 2015 single "Gassed Up" has released a brand new song titled "Wake Up." On this track, Kiniza recruited fellow Atlanta rapper Lil Yachty as the guest feature. The instrumental, produced by Richie Souf, is playful yet hard-hitting; it combines bouncy synth melodies with flutes, bass and 808s. Kiniza and Yachty take turns delivering memorable lyrics and infectious melodies over the beat. Listen to "Wake Up" below and stay tuned for more from the Atlanta artists.

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Tesla Reveals Renderings of Upcoming Electric Pickup Truck Model

At Tesla's recent presentation, in between the debut of the company's upcoming roadster and semi-truck models, Elon Musk revealed plans for an electric pickup truck that boasts a unique 2-in-1 design.

According to Musk, Tesla's Ford F-150 rival is a "pickup truck that can carry a pickup truck." The rendering of the vehicle reveals a similar design to the semi-truck model that is scaled down for standard license consumers. The vehicle also features a large carrying bed with a rear set axel that gives the futuristic, heavy-duty truck some resemblance to competing models currently on the market.

Take a look at the rendering of the upcoming pickup truck model recently revealed above and let us know what you think. For more Tesla news, Walmart recently committed to order 15 electric tractor trailers from Elon Musk's electric car company.

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Dime Unveils Holiday 2017 Collection With Alltimers Collab

Following up on a "beastly" teaser, Montreal skateboard collective Dime has released its latest collection and collaboration with New York's Alltimers for the holiday season. This drop presents another series of Dime's clean, essential designs with an range of apparel, accessories and a custom-shaped skatedeck.

Notable pieces include the packable windbreakers, two-tone cut and sew fleece pullovers, caps and beanies in cashmere, fleece and knit materials, signature graphic-print hoodies and T-shirts, and the Alltimers collab "Alldimers Beast Scroll" skateboard deck and tees.

The Dime and Alltimers Holiday 2017 collection will release on November 21 at 6:00 pm EST at Dime's online store. Flip through the full collection above and share your thoughts in the comments below.

For more streetwear collaborations, check out the new Underground Resistance x Carhartt WIP collection.

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Official Virgil Abloh x Nike “The Ten” SNKRS Release Schedule

Following a botched initial online draw release, Nike recently revealed the official SNKRS release schedule for its upcoming Virgil Abloh x Nike "The Ten" collection drop.

Nike's original release plan faced technical issues caused by overwhelming demand for “The Ten” collection, thus forcing the company to cancel its online draw for the shoes. In an effort to maintain fairness in its release, Nike has opted to release the Virgil Abloh x Nike "The Ten" collection via SNKRS with a staggered time release schedule.

Take a look at Nike's official release time schedule for the entire Virgil Abloh x Nike "The Ten" collection below and head over to SNKRS for your chance to get your hands on the shoes.

For more Nike news, the sneaker giant recently launched its new NikePlus Unlocks membership which offers exclusive access to upcoming releases.


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adidas EQT Cushion ADV Undergoes “Black and Royal” Makeover

The adidas EQT Cushion ADV, one of the brand's latest models, has received a slew of colorways this year and it's now getting another one -- "Black and Royal." This model follows the recent "North America"-inspired silhouette and draws inspiration from the Air Jordan 4's alternate "Motorsport" colorway.

This "Black and Royal" pair's mesh upper and heel support are swathed in black, while signature Three Stripes branding in white provides some clean contrast. This high-contrast theme is extended with a white midsole and black outsole combo, while blue accents on the heel and lace dubrae provide the stand-out feature to the design.

You can pick up a pair of the adidas Originals EQT Cushion ADV "Black and Royal" today for 140$ USD at select adidas retailers such as Oneness.

In other adidas news, the NMD R1 Primeknit "Core Black and Sesame" receives release date.

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Nike Air Footscape Mid Utility Receives Outdoor-Enhancing Reboot

The Nike Air Footscape is getting a serious revamp with a rugged reconstruction that leaves it in prime outdoors condition. The updated silhouette will be arriving in two trail-ready colorways of "Green" and "Mushroom."

Nike's reworked Air Footscape Mid Utility edition retains the original's asymmetrical lacing system but updates the drawstring mechanism for easier slip-on access. The lacing system also migrates to the heel of the shoe, allowing the ankle collar to adjust to the wearer's preference and to prevent entry of any water. Another notable addition is the signature waffle outsole, taken from other Nike iterations, used to enhance traction and add a more robust edge for outdoor excursions. Lastly, a reinforced toe panel means that the upper is protected while maintaining a stylish look.

The "Green" colorway sees a mixed brown, grey, and green upper that rests atop a white midsole and black outsole. The "Mushroom" version's upper arrives in a more understated pale pink tone and sits on an off-white sole unit. Both colorways are now available for $175 USD at select Nike retailers and on the Swoosh's web store.

In other footwear news, have a read of THE SNEAKER LAB by Andy Chiu: Exploring the adidas Futurecraft 4D.

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How Kanye West Made His Most Influential Auto-Tune Album, ‘808s & Heartbreak’

Today, Kanye West is known for the eclectic artistry found on his albums, but when 'Ye first released 808s & Heartbreak, many questioned his experimentation. Looking to understand the auto-tuned album, YouTube channel Noisy Images recently took an in-depth look at the creation and context behind West's most influential album.

Released in 2008, 808s & Heartbreak is an expression of West's endurance through personal tragedies and struggles, as his adversities sparked an artistic awakening within him. The video outlines how West's urge to create pushed him to develop his now signature eclecticism and penchant for experimentation and collaboration. Additionally, it explores why West chose to use auto-tune for its robotic nature and how he reacted to critics that scoffed at him singing on his album.

After watching the video above, check out why and how Kanye West made his groundbreaking and divisive album, Yeezus.

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LaVar Ball and President Trump Beef Over LiAngelo’s Release From China

We're not even a third of the way into the new NBA season and Lavar Ball, father of LA Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, has already garnered a reputation for being a divisive figure -- he gave further credence to that reputation by firing off at President Trump during an ESPN interview today.

Mere days after LiAngelo Ball and his two UCLA teammates held a conference to apologize for their unlawful actions in China and to thank Donald Trump for apparently negotiating on their behalf, LaVar Ball has questioned the legitimacy of Trump's involvement asking, "what was he over there for? Don't tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out."

President Trump clapped back in prompt fashion stating: "[...] LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!" While it's unlikely the role President Trump played in the return of the UCLA players will ever become clear, it's certain that LaVar Ball's middle son broke the law in China.

In other NBA related news, Carmelo Anthony discusses OKC and Foot Locker's "Week of Greatness."

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Earl Sweatshirt DEATHWORLD Collection Released

Earl Sweatshirt's latest fashion project DEATHWORLD dropped today. Established logo motifs include a hanging spider and "DWFH" lettering. The "Feral Hands" collection appears to be seasonally split by two colorways: grey, black, white for cold weather pieces and orange, green, red for lighter tempatures. The Romulus Windbreaker is the highlight of the collection sporting reflective logos and tonal embroidery.

Full collection available on itsdeathworld.com.

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