20% Off Snapbacks Sale @ Rock-N-Jocks – May 23-25

Rock-N-Jocks is having a big 20% off of all snapbacks sale. Enter promo. code FANCY at checkout page to get the savings. Hurry this short sale only lasts from May 23rd-25th. Only at www.rocknjocks.com.

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Reebok Question Release Info

VIA SNEAKERNEWS

The Question has been, without question, a trending topic in the sneaker game right now. One of Reebok’s most treasured pieces is coming back yet again this Friday, May 25th, at a select group of footwear retailers at an MSRP of $125; the red pearlized toe is an original issue and was available only in Philly, but luckily that isn’t the case for the upcoming release. Below is a detailed list of release events at a select number of retailers; if you’re situated anywhere near these notable spots, it would be wise to jot down their specific release event information as some will hold midnight releases, events on the night prior, and other great giveaways/goodies that would make your attendance worthwhile. Are you planning on copping the Pearlized Toe Questions? Let us know in the comments below, but be sure to look through the info for your own benefit!

DETROIT, MI

Store: Puffer Reds
Web site: http://www.pufferreds.com
Store Location: 113 West Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Date/Time: Friday, May 25th from 10am to 12pm
Activity:
· Launch party for the Reebok Question
· Hosted by Nate Burleson of the Detroit Lions
· Music provided by Hot 107.5’s Big Greg and Shorty da Prince
· Reebok giveaways

PHILADELPHIA, PA

Store: Villa
Web site: http://www.ruvilla.com
Store Location: 1231 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Date/Time: Thursday, May 24th from 10pm to 1am
Activity:
· Midnight release party for the Reebok Question
· Prior to the re-release of the Reebok Question, customers in search of the sneakers will have to “practice.” Each participant will be outfitted in Reebok uniform and instructed to participate in essential practice drills (i.e. electronic dual basketball competition, NBA 2K12 tournament, etc) and the best performer will win a free pair of Questions
· Music provided by Hot 107.9FM and DJ Damage
· Reebok giveaways
· Questions will also be available at Villa locations in PA, NY, DE, OH and NJ
LOS ANGELES, CA

Store: Sportie LA
Web site: http://www.sportiela.com
Store Location: 7753 Melrose Ave, LA, CA, 90046
Date/Time: Friday, May 25th at 2pm
Activity:
· Launch party for the Reebok Question
· Featuring food trucks, DJ and the Jarritos girls
· First 10 customers who purchase the Questions will receive a free pair of Reebok Classics sneakers
· Free throw contest to win a free pair of Reebok Classics sneakers

Additional Retailers:

· Jimmy Jazz: Questions on sale beginning 9:30am on Friday, May 25th
· Shoe Palace (CA, TX, NV): Questions on sale beginning 10:00am on Friday, May 25th
· Expressions (MA, RI, CT): Questions on sale beginning 9:00am on Friday, May 25th
· Shoe City (MD, VA, DC): 12 pairs of Questions will be on sale at 12:01am on http://www.ycmc.com on Friday, May 25th
· DTLR (NY, MD, DC, IL): Questions on sale beginning 10:00am on Friday, May 25th
· Walter’s (Atlanta, GA): Questions on sale beginning 8:30am on Friday, May 25th
· Mr. R Sports (Miami, FL): Questions on sale beginning 9:30am on Friday, May 25th
· Kicks USA/UBIQ (Philadelphia, PA): Questions on sale at Kicks USA stores beginning 10:00am and at UBIQ stories beginning 11:00am on Friday, May 25th

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Oklahoma City Thunder Come Back To Take 3-1 Series Lead Over LA Lakers

The LA Lakers pretty much had the game under control until the final quarter of the game. Russel Westbrook and Kevin Durant led the charge and Durant hit the deciding game winner with 13.7 seconds left in the game. The Thunder won the game 103-100 and now lead the series 3-1 as it now goes back to Oklahoma City for game 5.

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CHICAGO BULLS CUSTOM (PERFECT MATCH RETRO 12 ORANGE/GREY JORDANS) FITTED NEW ERA AVAILABLE @ ROCK-N-JOCKS

Rock-N-Jocks has the perfect match for the retro 12 orange/grey Jordans that are releasing this Saturday. This custom Chicago Bulls New Era 59/50 fitted all grey with the top of the bill is in white and the bottom of the bill in orange. The embroidered bull face logo on the front of the hat is in white and orange. The back of the hat has the smaller embroidered bull face logo in white and orange. Do not delay it is only limited to 30 total pieces. Go now and get yours only at www.rocknjocks.com. Also be sure to hit RNJ’s facebook like button for huge discount codes at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rocknjocks/181017275271403.

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Too Bad: Skechers to Pay $40 Million Over Toning Shoe Claims

VIA NiceKicks

Toning turmoil has been put to rest thanks to the Federal Trade Commission. Following previous lawsuits involving New Balance and Reebok, the FTC recently announced that Skechers has agreed to pay a $40 Million settlement on charges that it “deceived customers by making unfounded claims” pertaining to their Shape-ups, Resistance Runner, Toners, and Tone-ups sneakers.

“Skechers’ unfounded claims went beyond stronger and more toned muscles. The company even made claims about weight loss and cardiovascular health.” David Vladek, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, stated. ”The FTC’s message, for Skechers and other national advertisers, is to shape up your substantiation or tone down your claims.”

In addition, the FTC alleges that Skechers manipulated results from studies to support their claims. In one case, the FTC says that Skechers touted the endorsement of a chiropractor, but did not disclose that the he was married to a Skechers marketing executive and that Skechers paid him to conduct the study. The FTC alleges that the said study did not support the claims in the ad.

“While we vigorously deny the allegations made in these legal proceedings and looked forward to vindicating these claims in court, Skechers could not ignore the exorbitant cost and endless distraction of several years spent defending multiple lawsuits in multiple courts across the country,” David Weinberg, Skechers’ chief financial officer, said in a statement.

The FTC’s settlement with Skechers is part of a larger agreement that resolves an investigation that included attorney generals from 44 states. Under the settlement, Skechers is not allowed to make any claims regarding health or fitness benefits from its toning shoes unless they’re backed by scientific evidence.

Refunds are here available for consumers that purchased the shoes.

Shop here for REAL sneakers.

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JAY-Z Announces “MADE IN AMERICA” Music Festival In Philly

Jay-Z was in Philly yesterday alongside Mayor Michael Nutter to make the announcement of a HUGH 2-day Music Festival that will go down Labor Day Weekend.

VIA FOX 29 NEWS

‘Made In America’ Coming To Philly Labor Day Weekend
Acts To Be Named On May 21; Tickets On Sale May 23

Updated: Monday, 14 May 2012, 11:41 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 14 May 2012, 5:58 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA – It’s official: Jay-Z will be headlining and curating acts for a two-day concert coming to the City of Brotherly Love over Labor Day Weekend.

Nearly 30 artists “that embody the American spirit” will be performing across three stages on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park on Saturday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 2.

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Budweiser and the United Way joined Mayor Michael Nutter at the announcement Monday morning on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The event is being billed as “an exciting, two-day music festival in Philadelphia this Labor Day weekend to benefit United Way and produced by Live Nation.”

“The eclectic roster of talent cultivated by JAY Z will be announced on May 21 and include acts ranging from rock, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and dance,” a news release states.

“We could not be more excited, and I’m pleased to announce that we will have a two-day festival here in Philadelphia the 1st and 2nd of September right out on the parkway featuring Jay-Z,” Nutter told the crowd, drawing applause from those who showed up despite a light drizzle. “We’re also excited that our United Way of Southeastern Pa. will be a participant and a recipient of great support from this event.”

Tickets for the “Budweiser Made in America” music festival go on sale on May 23 through Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com . A limited number of two-day tickets will be available for $99 (plus service charges).

Budweiser Facebook fans will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, May 22. To become a Budweiser Facebook fan, visit http://www.facebook.com/Budweiser .

Officials said the concert will benefit the United Ways in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Lancaster County, Pa., and New York City, “enabling them to invest more dollars into their regions, strengthening local communities and improving lives.” They expect the money will will positively impact the education, income and health of the most vulnerable and most needy citizens in these regions.

The two-day concert festival will also be available to watch around the country via live-streaming. Details will be announced at a later date, officials said.

Jay-Z, who took the microphone last, thanked Budweiser, the United Way, Nutter and the city. The 14-time Grammy award winner said whenever he enters into a project, he aims for something great. Another one of his points of focus is, “Is it going to push the culture forward?”

“I think this concert will do that,” Jay-Z said. “I think Budweiser did that in the past with the ‘Superfest,’ when it gave a platform for artists to perform – mainly hip-hop and R&B artists, you know, when the opportunities wasn’t as plentiful as they are today.”

His third touch-point was whether the event does some philanthropic work, and he credited the United Way with doing some great things with his Carnegie Hall concert.

“Everybody knows my love affair with Philly from the amazing, talented artists I’ve signed from here … to the film work that I’m about to do with Will Smith and James Lassiter at Overbrook (Entertainment),” Jay-Z said.

The founder of Rocawear and also co-owner of the New Jersey Nets said his final consideration is always whether a project will make his mother proud.

“I can’t do half-baked work,” Jay-Z said. “So, I’m really putting my all into this. I’d like to announce that we’ve already got like 70 percent of the artists confirmed. So, we’re working. It’s gonna be a great day in Philly. I look forward to seeing you guys. … Thank you guys for coming out. I appreciate you.”

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POWER 99 FM x Spring Fest ’12 MMG Invasion Tour Recap VIDEO

For those that were not there…..here is a recap video of POWER 99’s Spring Fest ’12 Invasion Tour this past FRIDAY [5/11/12] at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. Featured in the concert was Travis Porter, Future, French Montana and the MMG Family.

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