El-P gets back to back weeks of chart debuts. The Company Flow alum achieves his highest career marks with "Cancer 4 Cure." Strange Music also gets a one-two punch with Prozak and Krizz Kaliko.
For the second consecutive week, a fully-produced album by El-P debuted on the Top 200. Following El's musical half of R.A.P. Musicby Killer Mike the previous week, the Brooklyn, New York native's third vocal album, Cancer 4 Cure as a soloist nearly scored a Top 50. Also this week, as Strange Music's Krizz Kaliko is the most recent label project, Kickin' & Screamin', to appear on the charts, last month's Paranormal effort from Michigan emcee Prozak made an encore with a strong sales boost.
El-P Diagnoses Fans With His Cancer 4 Cure
In a career that spans nearly 20 years, producer/emcee El-P garnered his highest charting position to date with Cancer 4 Cure. The Company Flow co-founder has also produced full albums for Cannibal Ox and earlier this month, Killer Mike, but the #61 position for his Fat Possum Records release is a benchmark, topping I'll Sleep When You're Dead's #78 spot from 2007. C4C, a self-produced LP, features Danny Brown, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire and Mike, among others. The independent solo effort, and El's first since his Def Jux label went on hiatus, was backed by the single "The Full Retard."
* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousandth for units above 10,000, nearest hundredth for units below 10,000. Each week, HipHopDX presents top albums in Hip Hop/related, and five notables.
(AllHipHop News) It’s no secret that Kanye West loves to be fashionably relevant. From setting clothing trends worldwide, to partaking in Fashion Week events in Paris, France, West has embraced the fashion world with open arms.
His “kicks” game is apparently no exception, as Nike revealed the intricate design for his Air Yeezy II shoes, seeking to blend classic Nike court breakthroughs with the performance and aesthetic demand of West himself.
The shoes feature skived anaconda-textured, leather quarter panels, complimented with a debossed Vac-Tech Nike Swoosh.
The molded rear is sculpted with a reptilian inspired spike, while an engineered strap with scaled down spikes was developed to offer a greater sense of symmetry and lock down.
Nike sought to celebrate the iconic Nike cross-training silhouettes, with the addition of the molded forefoot strap.
Inspiration for the shoe came from the late 1980s basketball shoes and the original Nike Air Yeezy, and is built on the Nike Air Tech Challenge II tennis shoe outsole.
The foot-hugging tongue and plush collar were made with comfortable and breathability in mind, while both parties sought to make the shoe slimmer than the original by tailoring it to West’s foot, while lowering the collar.
Kanye and Nike’s obsessive approach to materials resulted in a luxurious mix of leather, rugged ballistic nylon, and soft nubuck.
The shoes are completed with hieroglyphics that spells out ‘YZY’ on the forefoot strap.
Each screw on lace aglet is obelisk shaped, and the anaconda texture is echoed on the eyelets and leather lace toggle that carries the Roman numeral ‘II.’
The Nike Air Yeezy II in the Platinum and Black editions will release June 9 at select global retailers in limited numbers.
Laverne Everette, 81, got more than the thrilling experience that she was seeking when her harness came off while she was skydiving with professionals. The good news is that she survived without injury. Take a look at the first video which shows Everett holding on for dear life. The following video is an interview with the elderly woman.