#PSBAllAccess: “So Much More” – Season 1, Episode 4 – Feb. 26, 2017

***The PSBAllAccess video series is designed to give our viewers an in-depth look at how our team found their passion, who we are on assignment and what we like to do in our free time.

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

It happens often in our circle that I find added motivation from people outside of the basketball industry.

I talk about some of my outside influences and my personal attempt to level up in 2017.

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Executive Producers: Jordan Davis, Larry Rhinehart

This Episode’s Soundtrack:

“So Much More” – Big Sean
“Sunday Morning Jetpack” – Big Sean

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#FreshStyleFits: “Brandon’s Closet” – Chance The Rapper x New Era – Feb. 16, 2017

Chance The Rapper had a banner 2016 capped off recently by winning multiple Grammy Awards off of a mixtape that was solely produced digitally with no hard copies distributed or sold. Along the way, he introduced his base to what has become his signature Chance 3 baseball cap. New Era teamed up with Chance to deliver four color ways of the product to market to start 2017.

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

The Breakdown:

I love both the fit and simplistic design. It’s amazing how the branding has made the No. 3 synonymous with Chance worldwide in a year’s time. There isn’t a place that I go with it on where a Chance fan doesn’t make a comment about liking the cap.

Buy Chance The Rapper No. 3 Hats: New Era Fitted Cap

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#PSBAllAccess: Why College Corporations Invest in Club Events and Recruiting Services – Feb. 14, 2017

Peach State Basketball, Inc., Owner and CEO Brandon Clay talks about Maryland coach Brenda Frese investing time and resources to evaluate then high school prospect Destiny Slocum of Boise, Idaho for the first time at the #PSBElite32. Slocum later chose to attend Maryland.

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

Brandon Clay’s Breakdown:

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#iTunesSounds: DJ Khaled feat. Beyonce and Jay-Z – “Shining” – Feb. 14, 2017

DJ Khaled has been on the rise since the tail end of last decade emerging as a mega marketing star in the process. On that end, Khaled enlisted the marketing promotion of Jay-Z’s RocNation in 2016. Since becoming a member of the R-O-C, Jay has blessed Khaled with “I Got The Keys” and now another one in “Shining.” This time, Mr. Carter brought his wife Beyonce along fresh off of the announcement that the couple will have twins later on this year. Khaled, who had a baby boy of his own recently, is making this song the lead single off his upcoming 10th studio album, “Thankful.”

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

Favorite Lyrics

Ran to the dealer bought twin Mercedes
European trucks for the twin babies
Don’t let me have a son I’m a fool
Send him to school in all my jewels
I want a boy and a girl to fight for truth
What ever God gives me I’m cool

Jay-Z

Listen Here:

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#FreshStyleFits: “Brandon’s Closet” – Nike Running – Feb. 13, 2017

As I’ve continued to up my workout game this winter, I’ve found a line of gear that works well for me both in the gym and on the field. This is my second season wearing gear from Nike’s Oregon Project but first rocking the Nike Flyknit Racer on my feet and traditional running shorts.

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

The Breakdown

Nike Running Dri-Fit: Oregon Project
Nike Aeroswift Shorts: Nike.com
Nike Compression Pants: Eastbay
Nike Flyknit Racer Shoes: Finish Line

#iTunesSounds: August Alsina – “Drugz” – Feb. 7, 2017

August Alsina has emerged as one of the this decade’s hot young artists. From hits with megastars Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown to solo success of his own, Alsina is pushing the envelope with his sound. His latest album, “Drugz,” is on the way and he’s already released multiple singles off of it.

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

The Breakdown

Alsina has a smash in the making with “Wait.” This smooth track is him at his best and should chart nationwide by the latter part of the winter.

Both “Drugs” and “Lonely” are quality songs with Lonely coming in second on my rotation of the three. The track loops a legendary sample of “If You Think You’re Lonely Now” from Bobby Womack.

Listen to all three here:

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#FreshStyleFits: Winter ’16 Style Guide – Suits – “Brandon’s Closet” – Feb. 7, 2017

I wrote about suits in the fall as a staple of my closet. The wrinkle this season is the mock turtleneck underneath as opposed to a traditional button up shirt. I’ve never been a huge fan of the turtleneck in my personal ensemble but I saw Future pull it off earlier in the season. The response to the “less is more” approach was well received so look forward it again from me.

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

The Breakdown

Suit: Perry Ellis (Slim-Fit) at Macy’s
Turtleneck: Asos.com
Brooch / Lapel Pin: Louis Vuitton (Sold Out)

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#FreshStyleFits: “Brandon’s Closet” – Yeezy Season – Jan. 27, 2017

Kanye West has had his fair share of ups and downs both personally and professionally over the past 18 months. A definite high point has been the continued success of his adidas Yeezy shoe collection.

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

The Breakdown

I’ve copped the majority of the Boost 350 releases. I told my homegirl, Kianna Holland, in a conversation this weekend that I was late on the first set of 750’s and have been upset ever since. She immediately went searching and copped authentic versions of the hard to find Turtle Dove and Black 350’s that dropped in the First Version.

Even with the high volume of fake Yeezy’s available in the marketplace, the shoe has held value well since this time last year. In that way, it’s paralleled only by the rare vintage Jordan releases (i.e. Concord 11’s) in recent memory.

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#FreshStyleFits: “Alli’s Closet” – Jan. 26, 2017

“Alli’s Closet” is designed to give our readers an in-depth look at the styles directly from my closet and where to pick them up.

By: Alli Lhamon @allilhamonn

Victoria’s Secret’s decision to discontinue their swimwear collection has left many girls at a loss as to wear they should buy their bathing suits for the upcoming summer. I know for myself personally, I was freaking out. I get majority of my bathing suits from Victoria’s Secret. However, this season I will get a lot of my bathing suits from Pacsun and Urban Outfitters. Bathing suits from Pacsun and Urban Outfitters can be a little pricey, but nothing more than anyone would have paid at Victoria’s Secret. I really love the trendy style that Pacsun and Urban Outfitters bathing suits have. They are so cute. Additionally, I will not count Target out. Their bathing suits are not only cute, but also affordable. All in all, just because my favorite place to buy bathing suits is not selling them anymore, I have found some strong alternates to keep my look cute for the Summer.

Alli Bio PSBAlli Lhamon represents the next wave of PSBPopCulture.com. A fashion and music junkie, Lhamon has been on her game since Day One in 2000. She’s a genius in the classroom and might finish with more degrees than the rest of the team combined. You can follow her on Twitter @allilhamonn.

#iTunesSounds: “Trappy New Years” – Fabolous & Trey Songz – Jan. 18, 2017

Neither Fabolous nor Trey Songz are strangers to the mixtape circuit. Collectively they have over a dozen album length mixtapes in their catalogs and have used those to elevate themselves to the A-List of their respective genres. Their “Trappy New Years” release was still a welcome surprise to kick off 2017.

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

The Breakdown

Fab and Trey teamed up for a quick 6-song tape covering some of the hottest songs from the fourth quarter in rap. It’s no surprise that Drake, Future and Migos are amongst the artists on here. As always, Fab brought his AGame with the verses. It helped publicity that Odell Beckham Jr. and the New York Giants were seen in Miami with Trey Songz on the same water that Trey and Fab later shot the “Keys To The Streets” Remix on.

Favorite Tracks

2) Bad & Boujee
3) Useta This
6) Keys To The Streets

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.