Kendrick Lamar Aims To Unify Gangs With His New Reebok Ventilator

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By Maria-Karmina

Kendrick Lamar has used his first sneaker with Reebok in hopes of bringing unity between the two biggest gangs in his hometown: the Bloods and the Crips. After almost a year after his announcement of a collab. with Reebok — Compton, California’s beloved Kendrick Lamar has finally come out with sneakers called theKendrick Lamar x Reebok Ventilator, with a message advocating peace between gangs.

The design of the sneaker is off-white in palate, featuring words “red” on the heel of the right shoe and “blue” on the heel of the left. In deeper detail, his name “Kendrick Lamar” and his famous group of brother’s that make up “TDE” — both inscribed on the front of the tongue and the word and “neutral” in bold font on the inside.

The meaning of the colors of red and blue are to signify a call for peace between the Bloods and the Crips, the two respective colors of the
opposing gangs in Los Angeles. This is not the first time Kendrick Lamar has advocated this type of message. In his cover art for his song ‘i‘, released back in September, the rapper showed two rival gang members dressed in red and blue forming hearts with their hands.

In speaking on the album cover art back in a September 2014 interview, K. Dot said:

Where I’m from, there’s a lot of gang culture and things like that, so instead of throwing on up gang signs, which we used to, I put a Blood and I put a Crip together and we’re throwing up hearts. Sparking the idea of some type of change through music or through me because I go back to the city now and people give me the honor and respect that, you know, this kid can change a little bit something different that’s been going on in the community.







Artist Spotlight: LdC1

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Byron B. Hudson, born Aug. 21, 1980 is an inspiring music artist/producer out of Houston, TX whom goes by the name of “LdC1” As a child he has always had a very strong passion for music. Upon years and years of creating in finding his own voice in this now huge music industry, He has always been told that his sound was different which he took as a great compliment because as an artist he aims to be unique in his own special way. If LdC1 was to try to describe his style/sound of his numerous productions he states he truly wouldn’t know where to begin, because in all honesty he loves and take influences from all genres of music and a multitude of various artist. As a lyricist LdC1 only speak of things he’s been thru within his own life growing up & being from a single parent home which involved a lot of hard struggles. LdC1 is one artist who’s not in it for the $$$, He’s in this to be inspirational to other upcoming artist with a message of… “it’s never too late to pursue your dreams.” Music is rooted within his heart and it always will be. So as LdC1 continue to grow he hopes the many life lessons within his lyrics helps and inspires others.


Pharrell Performs New Song “Freedom” at Glastonbury [Video]

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A few weeks ago we got a small taste of Pharrell’s new song “Freedom,” and today the official show footage was released where he performed it live in England for Glastonbury 2015. “Freedom” is this year’s “Happy.” Check it out above.

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