Skepta & Kim Jones Discuss Nike’s Latest Footwear & Apparel Drop For the World Cup

Complex News’ UK correspondent Fenn chopped it up with the likes of Skepta, Kim Jones, Adebayo Akinfenwa and Tobin Heath about Nike’s latest footwear and apparel drop for the upcoming World Cup. The hype around the global sporting event is just as real as the interest in Nike’s latest offerings.  

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Wild ‘n Out’s Conceited Roasts Your Favorite Rapper’s Sneakers and Fits

Battle rapper Conceited has made a name for himself roasting people with rhymes and on MTV's Wild 'n Out, and he recently joined Sole Collector's Full Size Run to dismantle the sneaker fits of Kanye West, Lil Yachty, and Nick Cannon, and told the crew how he's able to match his Air Jordan and Nike sneakers from head to toe. 

Watch the episode above.

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Wild ‘n Out’s Conceited Roasts Rappers Worst Sneaker Fits

Battle rapper Conceited has made a name for himself roasting people with rhymes and on MTV's Wild 'n Out, and he recently joined Sole Collector's Full Size Run to dismantle the sneaker fits of Kanye West, Lil Yachty, and Nick Cannon, and told the crew how he's able to match his Air Jordan and Nike sneakers from head to toe. 

Check out the video above, and make sure to subscribe to Sole Collector on YouTube for Unboxings, Full Size Run, and much more.

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LifeAtComplex: The Infamous Magz-B

On today’s episode Tony thinks he invents a word, but his co-workers think otherwise. Later on we get a first hand look at the Nike Basketball Black History Month pack along with the Air Jordan 4 collaboration with Levi’s. Afterwards, Tony pays homage to the OG Maggie aka Magz-B!

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LaVar Ball Goes Off in Brutal Comments About Charles Barkley’s Family

 

LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball are officially ensconced in Lithuania, and their father, LaVar, is busy doing what he does best—stirring up controversy with his trademark provocative statements. His latest target is Charles Barkley, with whom he has previously sparred in the past.

In a January 5 interview with Sports Illustrated's Jared Zwerling, the Big Baller patriarch had some cutting words about the former NBA MVP and current TNT analyst.

When asked about his public image, Ball didn't hold back when delving in to his beef with Barkely. “Like Charles Barkley, he's been talking crazy. 'LaVar is a bad father, this and that.' And I'm just, like, don't even talk about Gelo going to China because you've been in jail in Arizona. You have kids that you don't even talk about. You have a daughter nobody knows about,” Lavar said. 

In March 2009, Barkley did serve a three-day jail sentence in Phoenix stemming from a drunk driving charge, though Ball's claim about a secret daughter is much harder to confirm or deny.

Barkley has been a harsh critic of Ball in the past. He challenged LaVar, who played at Washington State and averaged 2.2 points and 2.3 rebounds, to a game of one-on-oneBarkley later responded to Ball's decision to send his two youngest sons to play professionally for Lithuania's Prienu Vytautas. Ball's eldest, Lonzo, is the Los Angeles Lakers' starting point guard and was the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA draft.

“He represents everything that's bad about sports,” Barkley told ESPN. “You know, I just feel bad for those kids because everybody talks about, 'He might be a good father,' this and that. No, he's not. He's just exploiting his kids.”

Both Ball and Barkley have had their share of defenders and detractors on social media.

Ball recently claimed all three of his sons will be Los Angeles Lakers by 2020, but whether that happens or not he'll surely find a way to stay in the news by jawing at the league's media class.

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How Not to Clean Your Sneakers

Nothing feels better than getting a new pair of sneakers. On the other hand, nothing feels worse than ruining your new sneakers. Cleaning your sneakers has become a multi-million-dollar industry, and everyone's had someone try to sell them a can of cleaner or protector at a sneaker store in the past. There are plenty of tutorials online about how to clean your sneakers. But what about when three hapless sneakerheads try it all out.

Well, this is what happens.

The boys over at Sole Collector's YouTube give the perfect example of how not to clean three different sneakers, of vary materials, with three different products.

Watch what happens above.

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CASEY NEISTAT MAKES A BET WITH US! | #LIFEATCOMPLEX

On today’s episode we get a behind the scenes look at the other Everyday Struggle staff. Later on Tony releases the second episode that aired on Fuse TV. Casey Neistat makes a special guest appearance, and it’s a silly one for sure!

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Kodak Black Takes Playful Jab at Jay Z

Hip-hop’s generation gap has never been more prominent. While old heads constantly question the skills and originality of the new wave, the new wave disregards the old heads as out of touch and irrelevant. It’s an intense debate that has resulted in some controversial statements from each side trying to defend their respective era’s superiority. And now, Kodak Black has entered the old vs. new discussion with a bold—and almost laughable—argument: He suggests his lyrics are better than those of Jay Z

Take a minute to let that soak in. Yes, he’s comparing himself to Jay Z—the Grammy-winning, platinum-selling hip-hop mogul whose discography spans more than two decades. But hey, it might also just be Kodak messing around or trolling, as some call it. 

Kodak made a post to Instagram titled “Rap in the 90’s [sic] vs. rap now” with a side-by-side photo of him and Jay above their own lyrics. The post featured the hook from Hov’s 1998 “Money, Cash, Hoes” song featuring DMX and compared it to the hook on Kodak’s 2016 “I Can” track. The Painting Pictures rapper captioned the image: “Real Shit B Goin On .. None Of Dat Hopscotch Shit.”

 

Real Shit B Goin On .. None Of Dat Hopscotch Shit

A post shared by Project Baby (@kodakblack) on Dec 12, 2017 at 10:40am PST

Kodak tried it. Though we doubt this is a serious jab, many fans were quick to call out Kodak for attempting to prove his lyrical skills were better than those of Shawn “I’ve sold more than 100 million records” Carter.

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Black Kaws x Jordan 4 Vs Grey: Don’t Believe The Hype

Complex’s weekly series Don’t Believe the Hype takes a look at what’s hot and what’s just hot air. Sneakers, clothes, tech, food—nothing is safe. Maybe one of the most hyped sneakers of the year was the Kaws x Air Jordan 4, which caused sneakerheads around the globe to wait in crazy long lines just to cop it. So when Nike decided to release a new colorway of the shoe recently, the “Friends and Family” version in black, would this shoe’s hype overtake the OG’s? Speedy finds out which version people are feeling more in this episode of Don’t Believe The Hype.

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JB Smoove Goes Sneaker Shopping With Complex | Sneaker Shopping

Comedian JB Smoove goes Sneaker Shopping at Flight Club in Los Angeles, and gives hilarious style advice, plus talks interrogating Scottie Pippen over Michael Jordan’s “Flu Game.”

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