One more notable from “Drake Night” — you see, Drizzy gave away two pairs to random fans at the Raptors game the other night, and to no one’s surprise, they’re on eBay, unworn and relaxing on a $100K bid right now. Hey, that’s good for the buzz though. And the more I see this black colorway, the more I dig it. The inside of the tongue is a new detail I especially like. I would easily outbid this $100K for ’em too (you know, if I um, had, 100K to spend on shoes).
UPDATE: The white OVO Jordans also went up on eBay and can be currently had a little cheaper. Emphasis on a little. The current bid is at $99,900. Place your bid View more raw pics on eBay of the white colorway here.
Out in Harlem today, many people took to their social medias to say they spotted Drake, Wu-Tang, and A$AP Rocky with a video crew filming the ever-elusive “Wu-Tang Forever RMX”. Looks like the song will eventually come out along with the video they’re shooting today.
Last night was “Drake Night” at the Raptors’ home contest vs. the Brooklyn Nets and it doubled as the most public we’ve seen Drake in his new global ambassador role for the Toronto professional basketball team.
Above, Drake announces the Raptors starting lineup set to “Trophies” in his best Ron Burgundy impression. Below if you wish is the media press conference and his appearance on the Raptors’ pregame show. And finally, Amir Johnson debuted the OVO Air Jordan XIIs in last night’s game (super fresh).
The surging Toronto Raptors and its new global ambassador Drake will usher in the new era of Drizzy Saturday night January 11th, as all fans will receive this limited edition Raptors x OVO long-sleeve tee. If I was a Raptors fan, I’d definitely try and cop a ticket for ‘Drake Night’ (which, will only feature this shirt and no Drake, ha!). That’s how you do the logos on the long-sleeves though. Very sharp and subtle. Take notes!
As you’ll read in my thoughts below from earlier in the day, I waited for the above version to drop before passing judgment on the hotly hyped “Trophies”. I was skeptical based on the previews (or, basically, I wasn’t going gaga over it like seemingly everybody else), but now that the track has dropped properly, I’m vibing with it and ignoring the hype-created expectations. It’s a very solid track that finds Drake rapping and singing over a triumphant Hit-Boy production (co-proudced by Hagler & 40). There’s an “All of the Lights” parallel in its overall aesthetic and my two favorite highlights are the hook and the switch up in the beat. On top of it all, “Trophies” will certainly become a celebratory anthem for NYE, the upcoming NFL playoffs (Drake’s new friend, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks), you name it. Tune in and be a part of the party.
*Tibs Fav. (I like it, but don’t love it like the hype machine is already anointing)
12.29.13: There’s been a lot of hype around “Trophies” — a track Drake has cryptically previewed on Instagram and on his recently concluded Would You Like A Tour? The most we’ve heard is some fan footage from these tour stops and, well, the iPhone 5s doesn’t have the best quality to record high volume concert audio. I’ve avoided listening to this quality once I heard it, and didn’t quite get the hype in the first place over the previews. Tastemakers and fans alike are clammoring about this release and today it’s here…
This, however, is the LQ leak version — but it is the full version. The CDQ should be dropping today, but this version’s makin’ its rounds. Choose to play if you like, but since I held out this long, I might as well make my first listen the proper listen. Besides, Bears vs. Packers > Drake today, amirite?!