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JAY-Z Jay-Z, aka Sean Carter, is one of the most successful rappers of all time, having transcended the world of music making to become a multimillionaire business mogul. He has released countless multi-platinum albums, founded Roc-a-Fella records, served as president at Def Jam records, and introduced the world to stars like Kanye West and Rihanna. Most recently his creative output has centered around ‘The Throne’ a group composed of himself and Kanye West.

Complex’s 25 Biggest Celebrity Sneakerheads

February 22nd, 2012 by | 65 comments

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Sneaker News’ Celebrity Feet feature brings you regular updates on the heat your favorite entertainers and athletes are rocking, and by now, a few of the names have repeated themselves enough times that there’s a clear sense of who’s at the top of the list.  But if you had to sit down and write out your view of who the 25 biggest celebrity sneakerheads might be, how would you calculate the results?  Complex seems to have done theirs with a combination of senority, sneaker closet depth and contributions to the culture.  You already know guys like Chi McBride, Wale and DJ Clark Kent are going to be on the list; the only question is, who’s number one?  Click through for a sampling of the entrants and head to Complex for their rankings..

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Nike LeBron VII ‘All Black Everything’ – Available on eBay

January 31st, 2012 by | 4 comments

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It takes more than just good luck to stay relevant in rap for more than fifteen years, and Jay-Z has proven time and time again that he’s either the beating heart of hip-hop or right on the pulse no matter the game’s ebbs and flows.  A good example was when a 2009 teamup with Kanye and Rhianna sent ‘Run this Town’ to the top of the charts, along with a quote that captured the tonal and toned down post-recession fashion zeitgeist.  ‘All Black Everything’ became every sneaker blogger’s favorite way to describe the ever popular ‘Blackout’ and ‘Triple Black’ colorways common to nearly every significant release, but the Nike Air Max LeBron VII ’All Black Everything’ was a different beast entirely.  Another one of those Nike Basketball ‘secret menu’ creations, this pitch black AML7 first showed up right around the time Jay’s Air Force 1 collabo went to auction, its insoles celebrating Shawn Carter’s bar-setting career accomplishments in a variety of golden typefaces.  This is the kind of exclusive grail that you can build an entire collection around, so click through for the best images of this insanely rare suede and ostrich leather design and let us know what you think about the price asked by leoneski on eBay.

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Celebrity Feet: Jay-Z – Nike Air Yeezy 2

December 28th, 2011 by | 71 comments

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Just last night Sneaker News broke the news of a possible Nike Air Yeezy 3 in its beginning stages, as Kanye West mysteriously tweeted his desire to ‘sketch’ the Nike Air Yeezy 3. While this news is rather exciting, we still don’t know much about the Nike Air Yeezy 2, except that the tentative release date is currently set at March 23, 2012, and that the group of people who are known to have the Yeezy 2s in their possession is rather exclusive. You can add Kanye’s ‘big brother’ to that list, as Jay-Z was spotted sitting courtside at last night’s Nets/Hawks game wearing the Air Yeezy 2 in the Black/Pink colorway. The Yeezy 2 is apparently a hot courtside-Feet item for the Watch The Throne stars as Kanye West was also seen wearing the Yeezy 2 during the Christmas Day game between the Lakers and Heat. Check out Jay-Z and the Nike Air Yeezy 2 below and stick with Sneaker News for more Yeezy 2 info and updates.

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LeBron Wears ‘Watch the Throne’ Nike LeBron 9 to Watch the Throne Concert

November 16th, 2011 by | 24 comments

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Just last night Sneaker News gave you a look at a jaw-dropping ‘Watch The Throne’ colorway of the Nike LeBron 9, but guess who was wearing them at the show in Miami? None other than Jay-Z’s NBA superstar pal LeBron James. LBJ has been throwing up the ROC diamond for years due to that close friendship – one that had a few experts and analysts selecting the New Jersey Nets as the ‘Decision’ for LeBron. Again, the Nike LeBron 9 features a Black/Gold colorway with a luxurious graphic print on the inner lining and laces, inspired by the signature works of Givenchy Creative Director Riccardo Tisci. And additional shot awaits you below so take a look and let us know what you think.

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Nike LeBron 9 “Watch The Throne”

November 15th, 2011 by | 53 comments

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Unless you’ve been living under a cool and damp rock, you already know that ‘Watch The Throne’ Tour by Jay-Z and Kanye West has taken the hip-hop world by storm, thanks to the Jay-Z x Kanye West collaborative album, which was followed by the magnanimous concert tour that has garnered millions of viewers in just a short amount of time. The ‘Watch The Throne’ album and tour will forever be recognized as one of the greatest hip-hop efforts of all-time, and Jay-Z’s NBA Superstar pal LeBron James is getting in the mix. How? Check out the Nike LeBron 9 “Watch The Throne”; set off by a crispy-clean Black/Gold colorway and a translucent outsole, this special edition LeBron 9 is elevated to the level of kingship with an ornately designed inner lining and shoelace combo resembling the Watch The Tour album artwork, which was done by Givenchy Creative Director Riccardo Tisci. Continue reading for detailed shots of the Nike LeBron 9 ‘Watch The Tour’ and stick with Sneaker News for more updates, and let us know if you attended the latest Watch The Throne tour stop, which is currently in Miami! via randomactsofcool.

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Kanye West in Nike Air Yeezy 2 @ 2011 Victoria Secret Fashion Show NYC

November 10th, 2011 by | 53 comments

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Where are you Yeezy?  That’s a rhetorical question, of course, since we already saw Mr. West and S. Carter on stage for back-to-backs at Madison Square Garden for the epic Watch the Throne tour.  Kanye West couldn’t get enough of New York performances and was again seen in the Nike Air Yeezy 2 and black leather pants he’s become so fond of wearing lately, this time on stage at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.  This trio of Big Apple concerts proves Kanye has easy access to extra pairs of those black pants; will we ever be able to get our hands on the shoes?  Click through to see Kanye in the black/pink Air Yeezy 2 and let us know how they stack up against Jay-Z’s classic black Timberlands.

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Nike Air Yeezy 2 – Black/Pink | New Photos

November 8th, 2011 by | 48 comments

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The reaction of attendees to the Jay-Z x Kanye West ‘Watch The Throne’ tour can be summed up with one word: Unreal. The most buzzworthy hip-hop concert tour of the last decade continues tonight at Madison Square Garden in New York City – the second show in two days – and keen-eyed concert-goers will probably see Kanye wearing the Air Yeezy 2 in the Black/Pink colorway. If you can’t get enough of the Air Yeezy 2, here we have yet another look at this highly anticipated sneaker release, on the feet of Mr. West during his tour travels. More images below, so take a look and let us know what you think. via TheophilusL/VoYR.

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