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Respect The Sole: A New Collection Of Hip-Hop Sneakers Is Genius (Video)

Sneakers and Hip-Hop have been hand-in-hand for more than 30 years. In 1986 Run-D.M.C. screamed "My Adidas" so loud that the German apparel brand responded with a check. That relationship has evolved to JAY-Z, 50 Cent, and Kanye West signing off on shoe lines, and some equally great Rap lines... Read more

This 360° Run The Jewels Concert Is As Close As It Gets To Being On Stage With Them (Video)

Over the years, Run The Jewels, the duo of Killer Mike and El-P, have shown themselves to be among the most energetic performers in Hip-Hop. Mike and El pour as much passion into their onstage delivery as they do their fiery lyrics. To capture the energy and show what it... Read more

GZA Explores the Depths of the Universe on Experimental New Track (Audio)

As of late, Converse has been exploring music in exciting ways, orchestrating events and producing projects featuring the likes of Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Big K.R.I.T., Joey Badass, and other young artists. Part of their foray into music is a series of extended plays, which they've dubbed the Cons... Read more

Two Decades Later, Does Grandmama Still Fly? Larry Johnson Speaks (Video)

Along with commercials like Michael Jordan's "Be Like Mike" Gatorade campaign and Anfernee Hardaway's "Lil Penny" series, few basketball ads from the 90s are more iconic than Larry Johnson's "Grandmama" campaign for Converse. The series launched during Johnson's rookie year with the Charlotte Hornets in 1991-92. The spots featured LJ... Read more

Freddie Gibbs Hits The Hard Drums With A Verse To Match (Audio)

After making a jam with Wu-Tang Clan's GZA late last year, Hanni El Khatib teams up with Freddie Gibbs. Commissioned by Converse, "Satin Black." Boasting that he gives two curse-free verses, Gangsta Gibbs still finds PG ways of describing his garage full of old-school's, his "by any means" approach, and... Read more

Black Milk & BADBADNOTGOOD Got That Bass For Your Face (Audio)

From its roots in Electronic and Techno music, Detroit, Michigan loves that low-end bass. Black Milk, teaming with BADBADNOTGOOD comes out with a trunk-rattling joint in "Now Or Never." This motivational speaker's track lets the beat do the work, while B.M. and BAD' vibe out with some edge to them.... Read more

Frank Ocean & Diplo Link With Some Royalty From The Clash / Gorillaz For Hero (Audio)

Converse has successfully managed to intersect branding and art, and let art win. The shoe-maker from way-back continues to align interesting collaborations in the studio, following last year's jaw-dropper from Andre 3000, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, and the Gorillaz. Two of the Gorillaz' "musical directors" (as after all, the band... Read more

Havoc – Converse: Oh, Hello Interview (Video)

Havoc talks how he got into production, 90's era hip-hop, albums vs. singles and more in this interview with Converse. Check out the video. Related: Havoc – Tell Me to My Face ft Royce Da 5’9″ (Audio)... Read more