If you like it, then you should put a ring on it. Big Sean heeds this advice with news breaking out today that he and Naya Rivera are engaged. She was sporting the ring in public and her rep has since confirmed.
If it feels like this is fast, well, it kind of is. Sean & Naya have been publicly in a relationship for only 6 months (likely more before though). I've really seen them as a couple these last few months as Sean's album has been out and he has talked about it in interviews. Now we'll be seeing and hearing them more... Congrats to the couple!
The new adidas spot for the #DRose4 sees the hometown hero narrating a trip through the lavish perks of being a famous all-star, like birthday parties with Common, 2 Chainz, Dom Kennedy, and Big Sean — and going to the latter's video shoot no less. But if all that is taken away, Rose is fine, because... "basketball is everything". Watch the new 1 minute commercial above and one more time, our D. Rose/Big Sean video recap from the #DRose4 launch at the United Center.
Just moments ago, Big Sean released a dope new documentary chronicling the 'Road To Hall of Fame'. The in-depth video goes as far back as 508 days before the album's release earlier this month and centers around the creative process and development of tracks that made and didn't make the album. As you can then imagine, we see some candid studio sessions with the likes of No I.D., Kid Cudi, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, and Common (whose first reaction to "Fire" was priceless.)
Give this some time and stay tuned through the end for truly a full-circle conclusion that best explains why the album is called Hall of Fame. I appreciate seeing such a close look and insight into an artist creating art and this was a job well done by director Zeno Jones, Sean (who narates it all), and the whole crew.
BONUS: Appreciate the dap from Sean on our new video earlier this week. Check it out below, along with our new GIF of what he mentioned in the tweet. Ha!
Derrick Rose came back home on Sunday to officially launch the adidas #DRose4 in front of thousands of Chicago's youth at the United Center! The extravagant event held by adidas was not only for the shoe, but also for Rose to show some love and inspiration to his home city through a fun series of activities like a shooting game with some lucky teenagers. The crowd was also treated to a special guest performance from Big Sean, who performed a series of his hits at the beginning and end of the event.
We were amongst the media covering the festivities courtside and we were able to get some words from D. Rose and Big Sean for the video above.
The video is a highlight reel of the entire event that also features:
- A chilling introduction of Derrick Rose
- Rose talking about the changes in his game, how he feels mentally and physically going into the new season, and keeping kids on the right track.
- An all-star slam dunk contest judged by D. Rose & Big Sean
- Benny The Bull trampoline dunks over the Luvabulls
- Big Sean talking about being at the event and supporting D. Rose
- Big Sean shooting the J... does he make it?
- Big Sean performing "Beware"
Salute and special thanks to adidas Basketball for putting on the "all in for Chicago" event. Also to D. Rose and Big Sean for their words in the video and putting on an entertaining show for the youth — a main takeaway from the #DRose4 launch!
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Sunday marked the release of Derrick Rose's 4th signature shoe release with adidas — simply the #DRose4 — and what better way to launch the shoe than back home at the United Center. adidas put on the event featuring a half-full United Center of mainly Chicago youth, who were treated to free tees, and a lucky few with the shoes themselves. Plus, quite the extravagant event!
Rose was introduced like it was his first game back, complete with Bulls P.A. announcer Tommy Edwards and the legendary Bulls theme music. It was a chilling sampling of what we can expect during the Bulls home opener in a little over a month. Shortly after Rose's introductory words, he got to do the introducing — and it was for none other than Big Sean. Sean flew into Chicago and performed his biggest hits at the beginning and end of the event. In between, he and Rose judged an amazing slam dunk contest (with the best amateur dunkers flown in from throughout the country), as Rose partook with a few alley-oops, as well as in a shooting game with the youth. All in all, it was quite the memorable event and we were happy to cover it courtside.
Enjoy the series of photos from the event above and see the shoe in detail with my earlier photo post and commentary here. And finally, stay tuned for our video recap going live soon!
#Salute adidas for putting on a great event and on the new shoe...